Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases

1st Edition

Theodore Marcy

CRC Press
Published August 27, 1999
Reference - 816 Pages
ISBN 9780824760021 - CAT# DK2941

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This handy, accessible single volume presents useful clinical information to expose the pathophysiology underlying major pulmonary diseases, and traces the steps of treatment, from establishing diagnosis to managing therapy.
Contains more than 400 summary tables, radiographs, pathology specimens, and other illustrations that encapsulate information and highlight key points!
A suggested reading list accompanies each chapter to facilitate further study!
Written by over 55 internationally recognized experts who provide personal experiences, observations, and review statements, and recommend action based on their expertise dealing with patients, Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases
  • assesses new, efficient, cost-effective technologies for asthma and for the delivery of oxygen therapy
  • evaluates new directions in the diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, occupational lung diseases, and diffuse interstitial lung disease
  • describes the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract and includes examples of abnormalities drawn from common respiratory diseases
  • discusses standard therapies for most pulmonary disease patients as well as targeted management for specific cases
  • addresses common diagnostic and treatment dilemmas and suggests helpful algorithms for care
  • spotlights asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep-disordered breathing, tuberculosis, and other conditions that warrant careful management
  • follows the progression of lung cancer from initial diagnosis through staging, and explores individualized therapy options
  • considers special environments that may contribute to respiratory symptoms
  • details the effect pregnancy and surgery have on pulmonary disease
  • and more!
    Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases serves as an excellent user-friendly guide ideal for primary care, internal medicine, and family practice physicians; pulmonologists and pulmonary disease specialists; clinical allergists; immunologists; respiratory therapists; thoracic surgeons; physiologists; and medical school students in these disciplines.
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