Completely revised, the 4th Edition of this authoritative reference delivers a wealth of new information that enables readers to identify, treat, and manage a full range of respiratory disorders more easily than ever.
Edited and written by leaders in the field, the book covers the scientific principles of respiratory medicine; its foundations in basic anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, and immunology; and its clinical applications.
It features a wealth of new chapters * coverage of new modalities in biotechnologic, genomic, and informational sciences * a new 2-color design that makes it easier and quicker to access key information * and complete references for further study.
Master the scientific principles of respiratory medicine and its clinical applications.
Work through differential diagnosis using detailed explanations of each disease entity.
Learn new subjects in Pulmonary Medicine including Genetics, Ultrasound, and other key topics.
Covers the hottest topics in the field, including COPD guidelines and lung reduction surgery * better pharmacological control of asthma * first-line drug therapies for cancer * interstitial lung disease * thoracoscopic surgery * ARDS ventilation guidelines c and more.
Includes 6 new chapters: Alveolar and Distal Airway Epithelial Fluid Transport * Mucus Production, Secretion, and Clearance * Pleuroscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Other Invasive Procedures * Clinical Exercise Testing * Smoking Hazards and Cessation * and Patient Education and Compliance.