Concise yet comprehensive, this textbook of clinical pulmonology provides pulmonologists and respiratory disease physicians with all the key information that they need to know to manage the patient through the diagnosis and treatment journeys.
From the most common condition to the rarest, each disease is consistently presented and comprehensively covered giving the reader just the key facts. Building upon the basic sciences and integrating these with clinical practice, each chapter has a consistent approach, is highly designed and visually appealing. Numerous illustrations, colour photographs, scans, bullet points, tables and algorithms ensure that the key information is available at a glance. The keynote sections serve as a useful revision aid as do the multiple choice questions. A truly international and highly experienced editorship with expert contributors from around the world ensure that the book remains a trusted source of information.
Set at the level between the definitive reference work and the clinical manual, Essentials of Clinical Pulmonology is an invaluable cornerstone for all pulmonologists whether trainees or experienced clinicians.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Basic Sciences 1. Lung anatomy and development 2. Pathology 3. Genetics of lung diseases Part 2: Clinical Evaluation 4. History 5. Clinical examination 6. Imaging techniques 7. Non-oncological pulmonary nuclear medicine 8. PET–CT in oncological pulmonary nuclear medicine 9. Pulmonary function and exercise testing Part 3: Clinical Procedures 10. Bronchoscopy 11. Endosonography for pulmonary diseases: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) 12. Pleural procedures 13. Medical thoracoscopy 14. Essentials of clinical pulmonology: Interventional radiology Part 4: Clinical Assessment and Safety 15. Fitness for general anesthesia 16. Fitness to fly 17. Guidelines for driving and drowsiness Part 5: Therapies 18. Pulmonary rehabilitation 19. Non-invasive ventilation Part 6: Upper Respiratory Disease 20. The upper respiratory tract—Allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis with/without nasal polyps 21. Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing Part 7: Airway Disease 22. Asthma 23. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 24. Bronchiectasis 25. Cystic Fibrosis Part 8: Neoplasms 26. Lung cancer 27. Rare lung tumors and metastatic lung disease 28. Mediastinal tumors Part 9: Infection 29. Bacterial lung infection 30. Tuberculosis 31. Respiratory fungal infection 32. Viral infections 33. Pulmonary complications of HIV infection Part 10: Diffuse Lung Disease 34. Pulmonary sarcoidosis 35. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 36. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 37. Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease 38. Pulmonary vasculitis 39. Rare lung diseases Part 11: Environmental and Occupational Lung Disease 40. Smoking cessation 41. Occupational lung disease 42. Asbestosis, pneumoconiosis, and other occupational lung diseases 43. Drug-induced lung disease and radiation-induced disease Part 12: Mediastinal Disease 44. Mediastinal disease Part 13: Pulmonary Vascular Disease 45. Pleural diseases 46. Malignant pleural mesothelioma Part 14: Pleural Disease 47. Pulmonary hypertension and other disorders of the pulmonary vasculature 48. Pulmonary embolism Part 15: Critical Care 49. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) 50. Infections in critical care: Ventilator-associated pneumonia Part 16: Developmental Disorders 51. Developmental disorders in adults Part 17: Respiratory Manifestations of Extrapulmonary Disease 52. Bone marrow transplantation and hematological disorders 53. Skeletal disorders and neuromuscular disease 54. Cardiovascular disease 55. Pulmonary renal syndromes
Professor Pallav Shah is a consultant physician in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital and also at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP is Chair and Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University.
Felix J. F. Herth graduated at the University of Freiburg and was trained in Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Germany and Boston, USA. He is Professor of Pneumology at the University of Heidelberg.
Yun Chor Gary Lee (MBChB PhD FRACP FRCP FCCP) is a chest physician and clinician scientist with an interest in translational research of pleural disease. His pleural program includes a laboratory and a clinical research arm closely integrated with an active tertiary clinical pleural disease service. He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Director of Pleural Services at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and leads the Pleural Medicine research group at the Institute for Respiratory Health in Perth, Australia.
"This is a good concise review of the principles of clinical pulmonology that discusses core topics in the field. This should be a good review for physicians in training and trained pulmonologists. It is well illustrated, which increases the pedagogic quality of the book."
Santosh Dhungana, MD (Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine)