The Second Edition of this book was the Winner of the First Prize (Respiratory Category) at the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards.
Textbook of Pleural Diseases is a comprehensive reference that covers both the basic and clinical science on pleural diseases. Building on the highly respected previous editions, it includes a detailed basic science section for enhanced understanding of both the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that underpin diseases of the pleura.
The clinical sections are written in a uniform style and include the definition, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations, treatments, and possible complications for various pleural diseases. Other clinical chapters discuss both familiar and less common disease aspects.
Five new chapters have been added covering new technologies in the clinical management of pleural diseases, procedural complications and safety measures, and the setting up of a pleural practice. The remaining chapters have been substantially updated. About a third of the 50 chapters in this edition are written by new expert authors providing a fresh view and reflecting the expansion of knowledge in the field.
Each chapter includes a bullet-point summary, and published management guidelines are included where relevant. Also included is a "Key Points" section in each chapter that highlights patient management, making this an indispensable reference for pulmonary physicians, internists, thoracic surgeons and trainees worldwide.
Table of Contents
Pleural Diseases: Historic Perspective. BASIC SCIENCE. Pleural Embryology and Gross Structure, Circulation, Lymphatics, and Nerves. Mesothelial Cells and Pleural Immunology. Normal Physiological Fluid and Cellular Contents. Fluid and Solute Exchange in Normal and Disease States. Pleural Inflammation. Pleural Fibrosis. Genetics of Mesothelioma. Transcriptomics and Proteomics in Pleural Diseases. Pleural Pharmacokinetics. Experimental Models: Pleural Disease. CLINICAL SCIENCE. Approach to Patients with Pleural Diseases. Pleural Fluid Analysis. Pleural Manometry. Radiology: Diagnostic. Radiology: Interventional. Radiology: Pleural Ultrasound. Radiology: Nuclear Imaging. Pleural Histology. Pleural Fluid Cytology. Effusions from Cardiovascular Diseases. Effusion from Malignant Causes. Effusions from Infections: Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion and Empyema. Effusions from Infections: Tuberculosis. Effusions from Atypical Infections. Effusions Due to Lymphatic Disruption. Effusions in Immunocompromised Hosts. Effusions from Connective Tissue Diseases. Effusions Caused by Drugs. Effusions after Surgery. Effusions from Hepatic Hydrothorax. Effusions Caused by Gastrointestinal Disease. Effusions Associated with Gynecologic and Obstetric Conditions. Other Uncommon Pleural Effusions. Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura. Undiagnosed Pleural Effusions. Asbestos-Related Pleural Diseases. Mesothelioma. Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Non-Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Pleural Effusions in Pediatric Patients. Pleural Procedural Complications and Safety Measures. Drainage Techniques. Pleurodesis. Tunneled Pleural Catheters. Medical Thoracoscopy. Surgery for Pleural Diseases. Gene Therapy in Pleural Diseases. Setting up a Pleural Practice. Future Directions in Pleural Disease.
Richard W. Light, MD, FCCP, professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and Gaziantep University, Turkey
Y. C. Gary Lee, MBChB, PhD, FRACP, FRCP, FCCP, professor of respiratory medicine, University of Western Australia; director of pleural services, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; and Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Perth, Australia