Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2013
Sarcoidosis represents a major challenge for physicians—not just in respiratory medicine, but across a range of specialties. This book, with a multidisciplinary authorship of the highest standard, presents the most up-to-date thinking on all aspects of the condition, from epidemiology to clinical manifestations and treatment options. Full coverage is given to both respiratory and non-respiratory aspects. The basic science that underlies the disease and its progression is evaluated in detail, and placed into its correct clinical context. Possible future advances are covered in a concluding section.
The editors—all leading figures in the field with international reputations—have compiled the definitive work on the subject in a single volume. The book is fully comprehensive and evidence based and will be an essential addition to the bookshelves of all whose practice involves the care and treatment of patients with sarcoidosis.
Historical survey. Definition. Epidemiology Aetiology. Pathology. Immunology. Genetics. The radiology of the lungs and the pleura. Intervention and radiological procedures. Lung function. Endoscopy. DEXA scanning. Nuclear medicine imaging. ECG; Holter monitoring; exercise tests. The heart, pericardium, large and small vessels. The upper respiratory tract. Asthma/irritable airways. Pulmonary fibrosis. The liver and gastrointestinal tract. The spleen, blood and bone marrow. The nervous system. The kidneys and calcium metabolism. Psychiatric aspects. Sarcoidosis of the skin. Ocular changes. Bones, joints and skeletal muscles. Superficial lymphadenopathy. The endocrine glands. Sarcoid/HIV and AIDS. Sarcoid/relationship to neoplasm/chemotherapy [including isolated breast lesions]. Sarcoid/antibody deficiency syndromes. Concomitant or associated disorders. Pulmonary and extrapulmonary involvement by sarcoidosis in childhood. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis: history, physical examination, presumptive diagnosis without biopsy, sources of biopsy material, utilisation of investigations and imaging. Treatment of sarcoidosis:. Surgical investigation and management. Pulmonary/cardiac transplantation. Physiotherapy in sarcoidosis. Rehabilitation. Immunisation/vaccination. Future progress in investigations and management.