Pulmonary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs. Pulmonary medicine deals with many diseases and conditions, including: ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, and sarcoidosis of the lungs. Pulmonary medicine is also sometimes called pulmonology which is the science concerned with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs (MedicineNet).
This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases and disorders.
The text presents 100 cases, guiding clinicians and trainees step by step through history taking, signs and symptoms, and clinical examination, to investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
Each topic is explained clearly and in accordance with the latest advances and information in the field.
More than 400 radiological images further enhance the text to assist understanding.
- Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases and disorders
- 100 clinical cases
- Presented in step by step approach with latest advances in the field
- Includes more than 400 radiological images