2nd Edition

The Thorax, Second Edition, ---Part C
Disease (In Three Parts)

ISBN 9780824796013
Published August 30, 1995 by CRC Press
2892 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

This timely Second Edition of a landmark reference furnishes in-depth examinations of the latest developments in the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical relevance of the respiratory muscles and chest wall-reflecting the explosion of information that has occurred since the publication of the previous edition.

Table of Contents

Part C: Disease


Symptoms and Signs of Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction, Peter T. Macklem
Imaging of the Chest Wall and Diaphragm, K. Malagari and Robert G. Fraser
Assessment of Thoracic Function, Malcolm Green and G. JohnGibson
Respiratory Muscle Fatigue: Rationale for Diagnostic Tests, E. DeVito and Alejandro E. Grassino
Respiratory Muscle Pathology, W. Darlene Reid


Thoracic Deformities, Edward H. Bergofsky
Obesity and Abdominal Distension, Dudley F. Rochester
The Chest Wall and Respiratory Muscles in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, André De Troyer and Neil Blair Pride
The Respiratory System After Lung Transplantation, Robert D. Levy
Thoracic Disorders in Childhood, Mary Ellen B. Wohl, Ann R. Stark, and Dennis C. Stokes
Ventilatory Failure and Respiratory Muscles, Charis Roussos and Spyros Zaknthinos
Pleural, Alveolar, and Systemic Disease Affecting Chest Wall Function, G. John Gibson and Neil Blair Pride
Neurological Disorders Affecting Respiration, Steven L. Lieberman, Robert R. Young, and Jeremy M. Shefner
The Respiratory System in Neuromuscular Disorders, André De Troyer and Marc Estenne
Application of Cell and Molecular Biology to the Study of Respiratory Muscle Adaption and Disease, Basil J. Petrof
Respiratory Muscle Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Disease, Spyros A. Papiris, Marinos C. Dalakas, and Halarampos M. Moutsopoulos

Therapeutic Approaches

Respiratory Muscle Rest, Sharon A. Esau, Jonathon D. Truwit, and Dudley F. Rochester
Coordination and Breathing Retaining, Bartolme R. Celli
Conditioning of the Ventilatory Muscles, John A. Faulkner
Respiratory Muscle Pharmacology, Michel Aubier and Marc Decramer
Interactions Between Patients and Ventilators, Magdy Younes
Ventilatory Support of Acute Respiratory Failure, John J. Marini
The Role of PEEP or CPAP in the Mechanically Ventilated COPD Patient, Stewart B. Gottfried
Domiciliary Ventilation, Roger S. Goldstein and Monica A. Avendano
Artificial Lung in Acute Respiratory Failure, Luciano Gattinoni, Antonio Pesenti, and Michela Bombino
Techniques of Constant Flow Ventilation, Arthur S. Slutsky
Respiratory Muscles and Rehabilitation, Marc Decramer
Phrenicodiaphragmatic Pacing, Harald Fodstad
Weaning, Martin J. Tobin, Amal Jubran, and William B. Van de Graaff
Nutrition and Respiratory Disease, Michael Donahoe and Robert M. Rogers
Surgery of the Chest Wall, Peter Goldstraw and David Taggart

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The index…is thorough and generally easy to use…
…a superb reference for anyone with an interest in pulmonary mechanics and respiratory muscles…it will stand for many years as the single best source of information in the field.