1st Edition

Essentials of Clinical Pulmonology

ISBN 9781444186468
Published October 1, 2018 by CRC Press
736 Pages 2215 Color Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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

Jonathan A. Galli, Marc S. Diamond, and Gilbert E. D’Alonzo

2. Pathology

Beata Kosmider et al.

3. Genetics of lung diseases

Emily S. Wan

Part 2. Clinical Evaluation

4. History

Samuel Kemp and Maren Schuhmann

5. Clinical examination

Samuel Kemp

6. Imaging techniques

Arjun Nair and Joseph Jacob

7. Non-oncological pulmonary nuclear medicine

Deena Neriman and Leon Menezes

8. PET–CT in oncological pulmonary nuclear medicine

Raekha Kumar and Bhupinder Sharma

9. Pulmonary function and exercise testing

James H. Hull and Simon Ward

Part 3. Clinical Procedures

10. Bronchoscopy

Zaid Zoumot and Daniela Gompelmann

11. Endosonography for pulmonary diseases: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Jouke T. Annema and Laurence Crombag

12. Pleural procedures

Luke Garske and Claire Tobin

13. Medical thoracoscopy

Jason Akulian and David Feller-Kopman

14. Essentials of clinical pulmonology: Interventional radiology

Evangelos Skondras, Fernando Rukshan, and Simon Padley

Part 4: Clinical Assessment and Safety

15. Fitness for general anesthesia

Suveer Singh

16. Fitness to fly

Gary Davies and Suveer Singh

17. Guidelines for driving and drowsiness

Suveer Singh

Part 5: Therapies

18. Pulmonary rehabilitation

Richard Zuwallack

19. Non-invasive ventilation

Mark Weir

Part 6: Upper Respiratory Disease 

20. The upper respiratory tract—Allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis with/without nasal polyps

Steve Durham and Guy Scadding

21. Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing

Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, Samuel Krachman, and Fredric Jaffe

Part 7: Airway Disease

22. Asthma

Cole Liberator et al. 

23. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Matthew Gordon et al. 

24. Bronchiectasis

Fredric Jaffe, Karla M. Criner, and Chandra Dass

25. Cystic Fibrosis

Nicholas J. Simmonds, Laura J. Sherrard, and Scott C. Bell

Part 8: Neoplasms

26. Lung cancer

Pallav L. Shah and Tom Newsom-Davis

27. Rare lung tumors and metastatic lung disease

Brett C. Badeet al. 

28. Mediastinal tumors

Daniel Körner and Hendrik Dienemann

Part 9: Infection

29. Bacterial lung infection

Simon Brill

30. Tuberculosis

Onn Min Kon and Georgina Russell

31. Respiratory fungal infection

Anand Shah

32. Viral infections

Amelia Bercusson

33. Pulmonary complications of HIV infection

Julia Choy, Pallav L. Shah, and Anton Pozniak

Part 10: Diffuse Lung Disease

34. Pulmonary sarcoidosis

Peter M. George and Athol U. Wells

35. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Peter Saunders, Richard J. Toshner, and Toby M. Maher

36. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Helen E. Jo and Tamera J. Corte

37. Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease

Sandra Chartrand and Aryeh Fischer

38. Pulmonary vasculitis

Irene J. Tan and Maria Elena Vega Sanchez

39. Rare lung diseases

Jay H. Ryu

Part 11: Environmental and Occupational Lung Disease 

40. Smoking cessation

Aditi Satti

41. Occupational lung disease

Joanna Szram

42. Asbestosis, pneumoconiosis, and other occupational lung diseases

Erin R. Narewski et al. 

43. Drug-induced lung disease and radiation-induced disease

Erin R. Narewski and Scott Simpson

Part 12: Mediastinal Disease

44. Mediastinal disease

Seyer Safi and Maren Schuhmann

Part 13: Pulmonary Vascular Disease

45. Pleural diseases

Muhammad Redzwan S. Rashid Ali et al. 

46. Malignant pleural mesothelioma

Su Lyn Leong, Helen E. Davies, and Yun Chor Gary Lee

Part 14: Pleural Disease

47. Pulmonary hypertension and other disorders of the pulmonary vasculature

Peter M. George, Laura Price, and S. John Wort

48. Pulmonary embolism

Michael Kreuter and Benjamin Egenlauf

Part 15: Critical Care

49. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Laurie E. Kilpatrick et al. 

50. Infections in critical care: Ventilator-associated pneumonia

Daniel Salerno

Part 16: Developmental Disorders 

51. Developmental disorders in adults

Andrew Bush

Part 17: Respiratory Manifestations of Extrapulmonary Disease

52. Bone marrow transplantation and hematological disorders

Chloe Anthias and Michael N. Potter

53. Skeletal disorders and neuromuscular disease

Anita K. Simonds

54. Cardiovascular disease

Resham Baruah and Rakesh Sharma

55. Pulmonary renal syndromes

Aron Chakera and Chris O’Callaghan

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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)