Principles of Pulmonary Medicine Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Principles of Pulmonary Medicine Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition


Principles of Pulmonary Medicine helps you master the foundations of pulmonary medicine without being overwhelmed! This concise, easy-to-read medical reference book correlates basic science principles with the radiologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of respiratory disease to provide an integrated, accessible approach to the study of pulmonary medicine.

  • Focus on the clinical aspects and treatment of specific pulmonary and respiratory diseases, and understand the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relevant to major pulmonary disorders.
  • Apply the material to real-life practice with case-based pulmonology questions covering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and results of arterial blood gas testing.
  • Learn the latest diagnostic and therapeutic strategies with updated coverage of diagnostic modalities used in pulmonary disease, as well as management of asthma, lung cancer, respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and other pulmonary diseases.
  • Visually grasp difficult concepts with high-quality images of the lung that complement discussions of specific diseases.
  • Efficiently review critical information in pulmonary medicine by skimming margin notes throughout the text.
  • Practice your knowledge with 200 case-based, self-assessment questions and apply pulmonology principles to real-life practice.
  • Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including NEW unique author audio chapter lectures, video clips, questions, additional audio recordings of lung sounds, supplemental images, and more.

1. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology: The Basics 2. Presentation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease 3. Evaluation of the Patient with Pulmonary Disease 4. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of Airways 5. Asthma 6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 7. Miscellaneous Airway Diseases 8. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of the Pulmonary Parenchyma 9. Overview of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases 10. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases Associated with Known Etiologic Agents 11. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases of Unknown Etiology 12. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of the Pulmonary Vasculature 13. Pulmonary Embolism 14. Pulmonary Hypertension 15. Pleural Disease 16. Mediastinal Disease 17. Anatomic and Physiologic Aspects of Neural, Muscular, and Chest Wall Interactions with the Lungs 18. Disorders of Ventilatory Control 19. Disorders of the Respiratory Pump 20. Lung Cancer: Etiologic and Pathologic Aspects 21. Lung Cancer: Clinical Aspects 22. Lung Defense Mechanisms 23. Pneumonia 24. Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria 25. Miscellaneous Infections Due to Fungi and Pneumocystis 26. Pulmonary Complications in the Immunocompromised Host

27. Classification and Pathophysiologic Aspects of Respiratory Failure 28. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 29. Management of Respiratory Failure Appendix A: Sample Problems Using Respiratory Equations Appendix B: Pulmonary Function Tests: Guidelines for Interpretation and Sample Problems Appendix C: Arterial Blood Gases: Guidelines for Interpretation and Sample Problems

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, MACP, FRCP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Senior Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Barbara A. Cockrill, MD, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and Jess Mandel, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California