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cover image - Pleural Diseases,E-Book
ISBN: 9780323795425
Page Count: 284
Imprint: Elsevier
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Pleural Diseases,E-Book

by Claudio Sorino, MD, PhD, David Feller-Kopman, MD and Giampietro Marchetti, MD


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Page Count: 284
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  • Part I. Malignancies

    1. Malignant pleural effusion with unexpandable lung and hydropneumothorax following thoracentesis (Sorino, Feller-Kopman, Marchetti)

    Management of malignant pleural effusion

    Causes of pneumothorax after thoracentesis

    The unexpandable lung

    2. Pleural plaques, pleural effusion, and malignant pleural mesothelioma in a subject with previous asbestos exposure (Marchetti, Sorino, Feller-Kopman)

    Histological and molecular diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma 

    Imaging techniques in the diagnosis of mesothelioma

    Management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

    3. Malignant pleural effusion in metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma complicated by pulmonary embolism (Sorino, Feller-Kopman, Marchetti)

    Molecular testing of advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 

    Management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in adults undergoing percutaneous interventions

    Venous thromboembolism: early diagnostic and therapeutic approach

    4. Squamous cell lung cancer complicating a tuberculous fibrothorax (Marchetti, Sorino, Feller-Kopman)

    Late sequelae and complications of tuberculosis 

    Malignancy associated with chronic empyema and fibrothorax

    How to distinguish pleural from peripheral pulmonary lesions 

    5. Malignant pleural mesothelioma with trapped lung (Sorino, Lococo, Marchetti)

    Medical thoracoscopy

    Assessment of performance status


    6. Lung adenocarcinoma with diffuse pleural infiltration (Gonuguntla, Sorino)

    Rigid and semi-rigid thoracoscopy

    Macroscopic appearance of pleural malignancy

    Indications and types of pleurodesis

    7. Chylothorax associated with an indolent follicular lymphoma (Lococo, Sorino, Marchetti)

    Diagnosis of chylothorax and etiology 

    Treatment of chylothorax

    Chest tube types and sizes

    Part II. Infections

    8. Relapsing unilateral pleural effusion revealed to be due to tuberculosis (Sorino, Feller-Kopman, Marchetti)

    Chest ultrasound and pleural diseases 

    Indications of diagnostic thoracentesis 

    Tuberculous pleural effusion

    9. Loculated parapneumonic pleural effusion treated with intra-cavitary urokinase

    (Zanforlin, Sorino, Marchetti, Feller-Kopman)

    Chemical-physical examination of the pleural fluid

    Indications for the insertion of a thoracic drainage tube

    Role of fibrinolytics in complicated pleural effusions

    10. Pleural empyema and sepsis in a patient with acute renal failure due to necrotizing extracapillary glomerulonephritis (Sorino, Pirracchio, Gildea)

    Patient preparation before chest tube placement

    Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody disease 

    Acute-phase reactants and markers of bacterial infections

    11. Pleural empyema with bronchopleural fistula and hydropneumothorax (Marchetti, Sorino)

    Pleural empyema on ultrasound 

    Choice of the chest drain insertion site

    Risk factors for pleural empyema

    12. Pneumonia complicating chronic fibrothorax with persistent effusion in a multimorbid patient (Elia, Sorino, Marchetti)

    Causes and mechanism of fibrothorax

    Imaging of fibrothorax


    13. Bronchopleural fistula and pleural empyema after pneumonectomy (Minervini, Bertoglio, Sorino)

    Strategies to prevent post-pneumonectomy empyema

    Management of post pneumonectomy empyema

    Minimally invasive surgery for post pneumonectomy empyema

    14. Nontuberculous mycobacteria pleural infection in an immunosuppressed patient (Sorino, Gonuguntla, Gildea, Negri)

    Nontuberculous mycobacteria infections in immunosuppressed hosts

    Pleural empyema 

    Chest tube drainage 

    Part III. Miscellanea

    15. Cloudy pleural effusion in a heavy smoker with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing immunosuppressive treatment (Mondoni, Carlucci, Sorino, Marchetti, Feller-Kopman)


    Pleural fluid pH measurement 

    Moderate sedation in medical thoracoscopy

    16. Bilateral calcified fibrothorax in a COPD patient (Sorino)

    Consequences of asbestos inhalation 

    Pleural plaques

    Mixed restrictive-obstructive patterns

    17. Middle and low back pain due to pulmonary embolism with ipsilateral pleural effusion (Sorino, Marchetti, Gildea)

    Well's criteria for pulmonary embolism - Three Tier Model

    Pulmonary hemorrhage and lung infarction after pulmonary embolism

    Pleural effusion in pulmonary embolism

    18. Bilateral asymmetric pleural effusion due to congestive heart failure (Sorino, Gildea)

    Pleural effusions from cardiovascular diseases congestive heart failure 

    Indwelling pleural catheters

    IPCs in non-malignant disease

    19. Hemothorax and tension pneumothorax following a crush injury with rib fractures (Sorino, Gildea)

    Insertion of chest drains

    Chest drainage systems

    Management of chest drains

    20. Pneumothorax after transthoracic needle biopsy (Sorino, Sampietro, Calati)

    Transthoracic needle biopsy

  • Claudio Sorino, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Medical Director
    Respiratory Pathophysiology Unit
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Sant’Anna Hospital
    Italy, David Feller-Kopman, MD, Professor of Medicine
    Director, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
    Johns Hopkins University Hospital
    Baltimore, Maryland
    USA and Giampietro Marchetti, MD, Associate Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology
    Department of Pulmonology
    Spedali Civili
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