1st Edition

Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases

Edited By

Theodore Marcy

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ISBN 9780824760021
Published August 27, 1999 by CRC Press
816 Pages

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Book Description

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.
  • 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

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    …a useful first resource for quickly acquiring a foundation in pulmonary medicine.
    "-Annals of Internal Medicine