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Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases

1st Edition

Edited by Theodore Marcy

CRC Press

816 pages

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Hardback: 9780824760021
pub: 1999-08-27
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This handy, accessible single volume presents useful clinical information to expose the pathophysiology underlying major pulmonary diseases, and traces the steps of treatment, from establishing diagnosis to managing therapy.

Contains more than 400 summary tables, radiographs, pathology specimens, and other illustrations that encapsulate information and highlight key points!

A suggested reading list accompanies each chapter to facilitate further study!

Written by over 55 internationally recognized experts who provide personal experiences, observations, and review statements, and recommend action based on their expertise dealing with patients, Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases

  • assesses new, efficient, cost-effective technologies for asthma and for the delivery of oxygen therapy

  • evaluates new directions in the diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, occupational lung diseases, and diffuse interstitial lung disease

  • describes the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract and includes examples of abnormalities drawn from common respiratory diseases

  • discusses standard therapies for most pulmonary disease patients as well as targeted management for specific cases

  • addresses common diagnostic and treatment dilemmas and suggests helpful algorithms for care

  • spotlights asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep-disordered breathing, tuberculosis, and other conditions that warrant careful management

  • follows the progression of lung cancer from initial diagnosis through staging, and explores individualized therapy options

  • considers special environments that may contribute to respiratory symptoms

  • details the effect pregnancy and surgery have on pulmonary disease

  • and more!

    Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases serves as an excellent user-friendly guide ideal for primary care, internal medicine, and family practice physicians; pulmonologists and pulmonary disease specialists; clinical allergists; immunologists; respiratory therapists; thoracic surgeons; physiologists; and medical school students in these disciplines.

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    …a useful first resource for quickly acquiring a foundation in pulmonary medicine.

    "-Annals of Internal Medicine

    Table of Contents

    The Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory Tract

    Anatomy of the Respiratory System

    Theodore W. Marcy and Gerald S. Davis

    Muscles, Nerves, and Central Control of Respiration

    J. C. Leiter

    Principles of Air Movement Into and Out of the Lung

    David A. Kaminsky

    Principles of Blood Flow, Gas Exchange, and Oxygen Delivery

    Jason Kelley

    Host Defense Mechanisms of the Lung

    Herbert Y. Reynolds

    Symptoms and Signs of Respiratory Disease

    The Respiratory System: History

    Gerald S. Davis and Theodore W. Marcy

    Physical Examination of the Respiratory System and Thorax

    Gerald S. Davis and Theodore W. Marcy

    Lung Sounds in Health and Disease

    Raymond L. H. Murphy, Jr., and Robert G. Loudon

    Common Diagnostic Studies: Principles and Interpretation

    Pulmonary Function Testing

    David A. Kaminsky

    Principles and Interpretation of the Chest Radiograph

    Peter A. Dietrich and Todd Peebles

    Computed Tomography

    Kevin K. Matsuba and Jeffrey S. Klein

    Bronchoscopy in Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Diseases

    Michael Unger

    Diagnostic Sampling of Lung Tissue and Cells

    Kevin O. Leslie, Louis A. Lanza, Richard A. Helmers, and Thomas V. Colby

    Common Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas


    Donald A. Mahler and Roberto Mejia

    Management of Cough

    Richard S. Irwin and J. Mark Madison

    Chronic Rhinitis and Sinusitis

    Sidney S. Braman

    Pleural Effusion and Pneumothorax

    Patrick A. Dowling and Veena B. Antony

    Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    Shawn J. Skerrett

    Acute Respiratory Failure

    John J. Marini

    Evaluation and Management of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

    T. Glen Bouder and Jay H. Ryu


    David H. Ingbar

    Common Therapies

    Oxygen Therapy

    Walter J. O'Donohue, Jr.

    Smoking Prevention and Smoking Cessation

    Roger H. Secker-Walker

    Lung Transplantation

    James H. Dauber

    Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

    Theodore W. Marcy

    Important Specific Diseases


    William J. Calhoun

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Emphysema

    John W. Kreit and Robert M. Rogers


    Gunnar Gudmundsson and Gary W. Hunninghake

    Chronic Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases

    Talmadge E. King, Jr., and Marvin I. Schwarz

    Venous Thromboembolism

    Roger H. Secker-Walker

    Sleep-Disordered Breathing

    David E. Gannon

    Lung Cancer

    M. Patricia Rivera and Diane E. Stover

    Heart Disease Caused by Lung Disease

    William E. Hopkins

    Cystic Fibrosis

    William P. Sexauer and Stanley B. Fiel


    Jeffrey D. Edelman and Milton D. Rossman

    Infections Due to Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

    Michael D. Iseman

    Chronic Fungal Pulmonary Infections

    Scott F. Davies

    Respiratory Disease in Special Settings

    Occupational and Environmental Airway Disease

    Joel N. Kline and David A. Schwartz

    Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases Caused by Inhaled Particles and Fibers

    Gerald S. Davis

    Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

    Gerald S. Davis

    Evaluation of Respiratory Impairment and Disability

    Akshay Sood and Carrie A. Redlich

    Attitude and Illness

    William G. B. Graham


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine