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Understanding Respiratory Medicine
A Problem-Oriented Approach

ISBN 9781840760453
Published July 24, 2006 by CRC Press
176 Pages 98 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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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

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