754 Pages
    by CRC Press

    754 Pages 2215 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    760 Pages 2215 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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)