1st Edition

Understanding Respiratory Medicine A Problem-Oriented Approach

By Martyn Partridge Copyright 2006
    176 Pages 98 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Martyn Partridge

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