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3rd Edition

Textbook of Pleural Diseases

ISBN 9781482222500
Published January 22, 2016 by CRC Press
675 Pages 323 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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
Gian Franco Tassi and Gian Pietro Marchetti


Pleural Embryology and Gross Structure, Circulation, Lymphatics, and Nerves
Rob J. Hallifax and Najib M. Rahman

Mesothelial Cells and Pleural Immunology
Steven E. Mutsaers, Marie-Claude Jaurand, Y. C. Gary Lee, and Cecilia M. Prêle

Normal Physiological Fluid and Cellular Contents
Marc Noppen

Fluid and Solute Exchange in Normal and Disease States
V. Courtney Broaddus

Pleural Inflammation
Jason S. Zolak and Veena B. Antony

Pleural Fibrosis
Torry A. Tucker, Andrey A. Komissarov, Galina Florova, Sreerama Shetty, and Steven Idell

Genetics of Mesothelioma
Dean A. Fennell and Sara Busacca

Transcriptomics and Proteomics in Pleural Diseases
Joost P. Hegmans, Lysanne A. Lievense, and Joachim G. Aerts

Pleural Pharmacokinetics
Natalia Popowicz and Brad Sparling

Experimental Models: Pleural Disease
Georgios T. Stathopoulos, Y.C. Gary Lee, and Bruce W.S. Robinson


Approach to Patients with Pleural Diseases
Oliver Bintcliffe and Nick Maskell

Pleural Fluid Analysis
John E. Heffner

Pleural Manometry
David Feller-Kopman

Radiology: Diagnostic
Fergus V. Gleeson

Radiology: Interventional
Iara Maria Sequeiros and Anthony Edey

Radiology: Pleural Ultrasound
Coenraad F.N. Koegelenberg and Andreas H. Diacon

Radiology: Nuclear Imaging
Roslyn Francis and Anna Nowak

Pleural Histology
Philip T. Cagle and Timothy Craig Allen

Pleural Fluid Cytology
Amanda Segal, Marais Combrinck, and Siaw Ming Chai

Effusions from Cardiovascular Diseases
José M. Porcel and Richard W. Light

Effusion from Malignant Causes
Rajesh Thomas, Ioannis Kalomenidis, James Jett, and Y.C. Gary Lee

Effusions from Infections: Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion and Empyema
John P. Corcoran and Najib M. Rahman

Effusions from Infections: Tuberculosis
Luke C. Strnad, Claudia M. Denkinger, and Madhukar Pai

Effusions from Atypical Infections
Lisete R. Teixeira and Francisco S. Vargas

Effusions Due to Lymphatic Disruption
J. Terrill Huggins and Peter Doelken

Effusions in Immunocompromised Hosts
Rosemary Adamson and David R. Park

Effusions from Connective Tissue Diseases
Stavros Anevlavis and Demosthenes Bouros

Effusions Caused by Drugs
Vasileios Skouras and Ioannis Kalomenidis

Effusions after Surgery
Oner Dikensoy and Richard W. Light

Effusions from Hepatic Hydrothorax
José Castellote and Xavier Xiol

Effusions Caused by Gastrointestinal Disease
David Hsia and Ali I. Musani

Effusions Associated with Gynecologic and Obstetric Conditions
Benjamin C.H. Kwan and Richard W. Light

Other Uncommon Pleural Effusions
Craig E. Daniels and Jay H. Ryu

Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura
Marc De Perrot and Olaf Mercier

Undiagnosed Pleural Effusions
A. Christine Argento and Momen M. Wahidi

Asbestos-Related Pleural Diseases
Fraser J.H. Brims and A.W. Musk

Marc Van Lanen and Paul Baas

Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Paul E. Van Schil, Dragan Subotic, Chantal Vandenbroeck, Jeroen M. Hendriks, Marjan Hertoghs, and Patrick Lauwers

Non-Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Demondes Haynes and Michael H. Baumann

Pleural Effusions in Pediatric Patients
Esmeralda Morales and Elizabeth Perkett

Pleural Procedural Complications and Safety Measures
Luke Garske and Claire Tobin

Drainage Techniques
Henri Colt

Helen E. Davies and Y.C. Gary Lee

Tunneled Pleural Catheters
Alex Chee, Paul Maceachern, David R. Stather, and Alain Tremblay

Medical Thoracoscopy
Pyng Lee and Philippe Astoul

Surgery for Pleural Diseases
Lawrence Okiror and Loic Lang-Lazdunski

Gene Therapy in Pleural Diseases
Edmund K. Moon, Steven M. Albelda, and Daniel H. Sterman

Setting up a Pleural Practice
Rahul Bhatnagar and Nick Maskell

Future Directions in Pleural Disease
Y.C. Gary Lee and Richard W. Light

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Edited by

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


"...a classic that has been updated with an excellent third edition... an important book for practitioners and scientists in the field and should be in every academic library." 

© Doody’s Review Service, 2016, 4* by Michael Bates, MD (Ochsner Medical Center)