Clinical Tuberculosis 4th Edition
by Peter Barnes
Over three previous editions, Clinical Tuberculosis has established itself as an indispensable guide to all aspects of tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides practical guidance to healthcare professionals involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control; chapters are included on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management options. The problem of TB associated with HIV infection is given special emphasis, as are the increasing problems of multi-drug resistant strains and environmentally opportunistic mycobacteria. Chapter authors have been hand-picked to represent the most up-to-date thinking in their particular subject areas, making Clinical Tuberculosis the essential reference work for the bookshelves of respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, public health workers and other individuals involved in the management and control of tuberculosis worldwide.
BMJ Clinical Review: Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine
by Babita Joyti
This volume presents a range of articles discussing significant issues in contemporary cardiology and respiratory medicine. Among the topics covered are; preparticipation screening for cardiovascular abnormalities in young competitive athletes, the investigation and management of congestive heart failure, inherited cardiomyopathies, resistant hypertension, the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension, difficult to treat asthmatic conditions in adults, sarcoidosis and an overview of how asbestos exposure affects the lungs.
Medical Semiology Guide of the Respiratory System
by Manuela Stoicescu
Medical Semiology Guide of the Respiratory System provides a comprehensive understanding of medical semiology to facilitate the learning process and stimulate medical thinking in respiratory medicine. Highly illustrated, with many original images from the author’s daily medical practice, the book highlights all signs of diseases and important semiological maneuvers. Each chapter incorporates a specific questionnaire with important questions that need to be addressed in different situations to obtain valuable information to help in medical thinking and in the formulation of a diagnosis.
- Contains comprehensive coverage of respiratory semiology for proper patient diagnosis
- Includes original, real-world clinical cases from medical practice to help in the development and formation of medical clinical thinking
- Contains visual and diagnostic aides in the form of original images that present rare, special situation and difficult to find diseases
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.