This handbook provides clinical guidance to the practicing physician on the diagnosis and treatment of Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD). A contributed work with invited chapters which draw on the knowledge and experience of recognised global leaders in respiratory medicine, it is authoritative, concise and portable and is intended for use in a fast-paced clinical setting. The book:
Emphasizing how to perform a thorough assessment of an ILD patient for accurate diagnosis and their subsequent effective management, this is both a gold standard text as well as a daily companion for physicians caring for ILD patients. A first-of-its-kind, it will become the go-to guide for all clinicians who manage patients with ILD.
The Lung Interstitium. History and Examination. Investigations. Bronchoscopy and Biopsy. General Principles of Diagnosis and Management. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Background. IPF: Diagnosis. IPF: Management. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP). Cryptogenic Organising Pneumonia. Connective Tissue Related ILD. Sarcoidosis. Smoking Related ILD. Complications of ILD. ILD in Critical Care.