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Understanding Respiratory Medicine

A Problem-Oriented Approach, 1st Edition

By Martyn R. Partridge

CRC Press

176 pages | 98 Color Illus.

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In this concise practical guide the Editor and Authors combine a symptoms- and problem-based approach with systematic coverage of lung disease - to help students and young professionals to understand respiratory medicine in the round.

The first section of the book is devoted to the underlying principles and clinical skills needed - science and disease process, symptoms and signs, examination, and tests. The second section deals with disease specific material, giving due weight and explanation to more common conditions. The third section covers respiratory pharmacology, and the fourth consists of multiple choice review questions. The book is illustrated throughout by case studies, plus photos and diagrams in full colour.

Care of patients with respiratory illness is given by a multidisciplinary team, and Understanding Respiratory Medicine is designed to appeal to medical students, young doctor, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, physiological measurement technicians and clinical scientists.


…an excellent clinically oriented text… respiratory examination is succinct and effectively illustrated…highly recommended.

Physiotherapy Journal

Table of Contents



Further sources of information



Making a Diagnosis

An overview of lung disease

The symptoms of lung disease: taking a respiratory history

The signs of lung disease: the respiratory examination

Respiratory investigations: lung function tests, thoracic imaging

Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System

Lung cancer

Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Pleural diseases

Infections of the respiratory tract

Supprative lung conditions

Sleep-related breathing disorders

Respiratory failure

Pulmonary vascular problems

Respiratory Pharmacology

Airway pharmacology

Multiple Choice Questions


About the Series

Medical Understanding Series

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Subject Categories

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