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Title ERS Handbook of respiratory medicine / editors Paolo Palange and Anita K. Simonds
Published Sheffield : European Respiratory Society, 2013
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Contents Front cover; Title page; Table of contents; Contributors; Preface; Get more this Handbook; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1 -- Structure and function of the respiratory system; Genetics; Molecular biology of the lung; Anatomy of the respiratory system; Respiratory physiology; Cytology of the lung; Immunology and defence mechanisms; Chapter 2 -- Signs and symptoms; Cough and sputum; Dyspnoea; Chest pain; Physical examination; Chapter 3 -- Pulmonary function testing; Static and dynamic lung volumes; Respiratory mechanics; Gas transfer: TLCO and TLNO; Control of ventilation
Arterial bloog gas assessmentExercise testing; Bronchial provocation testing; Sputum and exhaled breath analysis; Chapter 4 -- Other diagnostic tests; Bronchoscopy; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Fine-needle biopsy; Medical thoracoscopy/pleuroscopy; Thoracentesis; Interventional pulmonology; Chapter 5 -- Lung imaging; Chest X-ray and fluroscopy; Lung CT and MRI; HRCT of the chest; Nuclear medicine of the lung; Transthoracic ultrasound; Chapter 6 -- Lung injury and respiratory failure; Lung injury; Respiratory failure; NIV in acute respiratory failure; Acute oxygen therapy
Assessment for anaesthesia/surgeryLong-term ventilation; Chapter 7 -- Respiratory infections; Microbiology testing and interpretation; Upper respiratory tract infections; Infective exacerbations of COPD; Pneumonia; Hospital-acquired pneumonia; Opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host; Pneumonia in the immunocompromised host; Pleural infection and lung abscess; Influenza, pandemics and SARS; Chapter 8 -- Tuberculosis; Pulmonary tuberculosis; Extrapulmonary tuberculosis; Tuberculosis in the immunocompromised host; Latent tuberculosis; Nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases
Chapter 14 -- Thoracic tumours
Laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial infectionsChapter 9 -- Airway diseases; Chronic rhinitis; Asthma; Vocal cord dysfunction; Bronchitis; Gastr-oesophageal reflux; COPD and emphysema; Exacerbations of COPD; Extrapulmonary effects of COPD; Pharmacology of asthma and COPD; Bronchiectasis; Cystic fibrosis; Chapter 10 -- Occupational and environmental lung; Work-related and occupational asthma; Respiratory disease caused by acute inhalation of gases, vapours and dusts; Hypersensitivity pneumonitis; Pneumoconiosis; Indoor and outdoor pollution; Smoking-related diseases
Treatment of tobacco dependenceHigh-altitude disease; Diving-related diseases; Radiation-induced lung disease; Chapter 11 -- Interstitial lung disease; HRCT in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease; Sarcoidosis; Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias; Eosinophilic diseases; Drug-induced respiratory disease; Chapter 12 -- Pulmonary vascular diseases; Pulmonary embolism; Pulmonary vasculitis; Pulmonary hypertension; Chapter 13 -- Pleural, mediastinal and chest wall disease; Pleural effusion; Pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum; Mediastinitis; Neuromuscular disorders; Chest wall disorders
Summary The ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine is a concise, compact and easy-to-read guide to each of the key areas of respiratory medicine
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Subject Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Respiratory therapy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Palange, P. (Paolo)
Simonds, Anita K.
ISBN 1299830188 (electronic bk.)
1849840415 (electronic bk.)
9781299830189 (electronic bk.)
9781849840415 (electronic bk.)