by John E. Cotes
The seventh edition of the most authoritative and comprehensive book published on lung function, now completely revised and restructured Lung function assessment is the central pillar of respiratory diagnosis. Most hospitals have lung function laboratories where patients are tested with a variety of physiological methods. The tests and techniques used are specialized and utilize the expertise of respiratory physicians, physiologists, and technicians. This new edition of the classic text on lung function is a theoretical textbook and practical manual in one that gives a comprehensive account of lung function and its assessment in healthy persons and those with all types of respiratory disorder, against a background of respiratory, exercise, and environmental physiology. It incorporates the technical and methodological recommendations for lung function testing of the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. Cotes' Lung Function, 7th Edition is filled with chapters covering respiratory surveys, respiratory muscles, neonatal assessment, exercise, sleep, high altitude, hyperbaria, the effects of cold and heat, respirable dusts, fumes and vapors, anesthesia, surgery, and respiratory rehabilitation. It also offers a compendium of lung function in selected individual diseases and is filled with more diagrams and illustrative cases than previous editions.
- The only text to cover lung function assessment from first principles including methodology, reference values, and interpretation
- Completely re-written in a contemporary style—includes user-friendly equations and more diagrams
- Covers the latest advances in the treatment of lung function, including a stronger clinical and practical bias and more on new techniques and equipment
- Keeps mathematical treatments to a minimum
Difficult to Diagnose Rare Diffuse Lung Disease
by Alexander V. Averyanov
Difficult to Diagnose Rare Diffuse Lung Disease presents the theoretical basis and practical aspects of differential diagnoses of rare lung diseases with the use of new method of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (alveoscopy) of the distal respiratory region. Each chapter describes signs and symptoms of the disease and its typical and atypical manifestations. The book contains full color illustrations, including high-resolution histological microphotographs, CT-scans and confocal laser endomicroscopy images. In combination, these elements make this book an invaluable reference and guide for pulmonary researchers, pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists who wish to broaden their spectrum of knowledge in rare lung diseases.
- Highlights the new method of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (alveoscopy) of the distal respiratory region, opening new horizons in the minimally invasive diagnosis of lung diseases
- Discusses current treatment strategies in accordance with clinical guidelines, including data from the latest clinical trials
- Presented in tabular format to aid in the diagnostic process
The Ventilator Book 2nd Edition
William Owens MD (Author)
"The Ventilator Book" is a concise reference for physicians, medical students, advanced practice providers, nurses, and respiratory therapists who are working in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. William Owens explains, in clear language, the basics of respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation. This is a guide to keep in your jacket pocket, call room, or in the ICU.The second edition includes new chapters on capnography and acid-base problem solving, ventilator weaning protocols, and is updated to reflect current medical evidence. Conventional and unconventional modes of ventilation are examined and explained. PEEP, flow, ventilator liberation, and the care of the patient with prolonged respiratory failure are also covered. The goal of "The Ventilator Book" is to make difficult concepts easy to understand.Conventional medical textbooks are great references, but they are heavy and can't be easily carried around by clinicians who are busy taking care of patients. They also are written to be an exhaustive, authoritative reference, which means that they often contain far more information than what you need at the bedside to help with a difficult case. "The Ventilator Book" has enough information to teach anyone about mechanical ventilation, but not so much that reading it becomes intimidating.
Chest X-Ray Interpretation
by Mike Darby
Practical, handy guide to chest x-ray interpretation, designed for medical students and foundation doctors on the go and highly affordable for those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment. Highly affordable price and convenient pocket size format - fits in back pocket! Indispensable aid: all hospital doctors deal with chest radiographs but students and junior doctors lack confidence interpreting them. Logical, sequential content: relevant basic science; understanding normal results and the building blocks of abnormal results; then clinical disorders. Clinical disorders illustrated by a full page chest radiograph with brief accompanying text on facing page that clearly identifies the defining features of the X-Ray (in other words, what is it that makes this pneumothorax?).
Chest X-Ray Made Easy 4th Edition
by Jonathan Corne MA PhD MB BS FRCP (Author), Maruti Kumaran MD FRCR (Author)
This popular guide to the examination and interpretation of chest radiographs is an invaluable aid for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers. Translated into over a dozen languages, this book has been widely praised for making interpretation of the chest X-ray as simple as possible The chest X-ray is often central to the diagnosis and management of a patient. As a result every doctor requires a thorough understanding of the common radiological problems. This pocketbook describes the range of conditions likely to be encountered on the wards and guides the reader through the diagnostic process based on the appearance of the abnormality shown. • Covers the full range of common radiological problems • Includes valuable advice on how to examine an X-ray • Assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality • Points the clinician towards a possible differential diagnosis.
- A larger page size allows for larger and clearer illustrations.
- A new chapter on the sick patient covers the patient on ITU and the appearance of lines and tubes.
- There is extended use of CT imaging with advice on choosing modalities depending on the clinical circumstances.
- A new section of chest x-ray problems incorporates particularly challenging case histories.
- The international relevance of the text has been expanded with additional text and images.
Marcus A. Mall and J. Stuart Elborn
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has published “Cystic Fibrosis”, the latest edition in its ERS Monograph series. In its composition, the book’s editors, Marcus Mall and Stuart Elborn, have brought together esteemed authors from across the world to discuss all aspects of the disease, from infancy to adulthood. The book covers current concepts on disease processes, improvements in early diagnosis and monitoring, therapeutic approaches, and patient care. It is an essential reference for basic and clinical scientists and all members of the cystic fibrosis team.
Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnoses 7th Edition
by James C. Reed MD (Author)
Sharpen your skills in chest x-ray interpretation using this trusted clinical resource! Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnoses, 7th Edition, by Dr. James Reed, walks you through a logical, sequential thought process for the differential diagnoses of 23 radiologic patterns of common chest diseases, using 150 superbly illustrated patient cases. You’ll gain a solid and thorough understanding of how to read and interpret chest x-rays with expert guidance on common disease patterns, differential diagnoses, narrowing down the diagnoses, and further studies (from additional radiographic exams to CT or to biopsy). Each chapter follows a consistent format: Presenting Case, Questions, Discussion, Top 5 Diagnoses, Summary, and Answer Guide. Heavily illustrated with chest radiographs and additional CT, HRCT, and MR correlative images; plus bulleted summary boxes of comprehensive diagnoses lists and interpretation points. An ideal resource for mastering this lower-cost modality before considering more complicated and costly procedures. Illustrated case studies and quizzes feature new and improved questions that address the challenges seen in practice today. Significant updates on carcinoid tumors and pulmonary nodules, including pathologic descriptions, detection, management, and new terminology; new lung cancer screening guidelines and benefits of CT vs. x-ray for screening; and CT description of nodules, detection of pulmonary nodules with chest x-rays, anatomic and perception problems with x-rays in identifying nodules. New content on diffuse disease, including new pathologic terms and the latest impact of high resolution CT (HRCT). Updates on radiation dosing and emphasis on lower dosing, and an expanded emphasis on how to interpret x-rays and CT scans. Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Exercises in Chest X-Ray Diagnosis
John A. Elliott
Exercises in Chest X-Ray Diagnosis serves as a teaching aid for postgraduates working towards the MRCP and FRCP. This book provides a test of clinical knowledge and competence and for this reason a simple question and answer format has been adopted. This book is organized into two parts. Part 1 consists of questions related to the abnormalities on the chest film that may reflect local thoracic disorders or may mirror systemic disease processes. Part 2 presents the answers to the exercises and provides brief clinical reviews and short accounts of radiological differential diagnosis. This book is a valuable resource for physicians and radiologists in training.