Oxford handbook of respiratory medicine / Stephen Chapman ... [et al.].

2nd ed.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
1 online resource (737 pages) : illustrations (some colour)


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The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine provides a fast, reliable look-up reference on all chest diseases. The second edition of this comprehensive Handbook has been revised throughout, with additional material on avian flu, pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, acute and chronic oxygen therapy and updated references to the latest British Thoracic Society guidelines.The Handbook's opening chapters aid diagnosis by addressing the main respiratory symptoms encountered by clinicians. Subsequent chapters discuss each respiratory disease in more depth, with practical tips for the out-patient clinic or ward setting. The Handbook also includes a unique section on practical skills and procedures, providing essential technical and reference information. Useful pages on lung and bronchial anatomy, CT anatomy and scans, lung function and blood-gas nomograms, and a list of useful websites are included for easy reference. Like all the Oxford Handbooks, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine 2/e combines authority, relevance and reliability. It is the must-have guide for all clinicians dealing with respiratory medicine.
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  • Abbreviations; Part 1 Clinical presentations-approaches to problems; 1 Breathlessness; 2 Chest pain; 3 Chronic cough and a normal CXR; 4 Critically ill patient with respiratory disease; 5 Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage; 6 Diffuse lung disease; 7 Haemoptysis; 8 Pleural effusion; 9 Post-operative breathlessness; 10 Pregnancy and breathlessness; 11 Pre-operative assessment; 12 Pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (non-HIV); 13 Pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (HIV); 14 Sleep and ventilation; 15 Unexplained ventilatory failure; Part 2 Clinical conditions
  • 16 Acute respiratory distress syndrome17 Asbestos and the lung; 18 Asthma; 19 Bronchiectasis; 20 Bronchiolitis; 21 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); 22 Connective tissue disease and the lung; 23 Cor pulmonale; 24 Cystic fibrosis; 25 Eosinophilic lung disease; 26 Extreme environments-flying, altitude, diving; 27 Gastrointestinal disease and the lung; 28 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis; 29 Hyperventilation syndrome; 30 Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias; 31 Lung cancer; 32 Lung transplantation; 33 Mediastinal abnormalities; 34 Paediatric lung disorders pertinent to adult patients
  • 35 Pleural effusion36 Pneumoconioses; 37 Pneumothorax; 38 Pulmonary hypertension; 39 Pulmonary thromboembolic disease; 40 Respiratory infection-bacterial; 41 Respiratory infection-fungal; 42 Respiratory infection-mycobacterial; 43 Respiratory infection-parasitic; 44 Respiratory infection-viral; 45 Sarcoidosis; 46 Sickle cell disease-pulmonary complications; 47 Sleep apnoea and hypoventilation; 48 Toxic agents; 49 Unusual conditions (BOLD); 50 Upper airway diseases; 51 Vasculitis and the lung; Part 3 Supportive care; 52 Ethical issues; 53 Financial entitlements; 54 Immunosuppressive drugs
  • 55 Inhalers and nebulizers56 Intensive therapy unit (ITU)-when to involve; 57 Non-invasive ventilation; 58 Oxygen therapy; 59 Palliative care; 60 Pulmonary rehabilitation; 61 Smoking cessation; 62 Tracheostomy; Part 4 Practical procedures; 63 Airway management; 64 Bronchoscopy; 65 Chest drains; 66 Cricothyroidotomy; 67 Miscellaneous diagnostic tests; 68 Pleural biopsy; 69 Pleurodesis; 70 Pneumothorax aspiration; 71 Thoracentesis; 72 Thoracoscopy (medical); Appendices; 1 Blood gases and acid-base balance; 2 BMI calculator; height and weight converter; 3 CT anatomy of the thorax
  • 4 CT patterns of lung disease5 Lung function testing; 6 Plain radiograph and lobar collapses; 7 Radiological investigations and radiation exposure; 8 Useful websites; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; FEV[sub(1)] nomogram-males; FEV[sub(1)] nomogram-females
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