The Thorax, Second Edition, ---Part C: Disease (In Three Parts), 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Thorax, Second Edition, ---Part C

Disease (In Three Parts), 2nd Edition

By Charis Roussos, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos

CRC Press

2,892 pages

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Hardback: 9780824796013
pub: 1995-08-30
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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.



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.


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

About the Series

Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine