Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, Dr. Light's classic text provides a focused, single-authored perspective on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of pleural diseases. This edition has three new chapters on physiological effects of a pneumothorax or pleural effusion, animal models in pleural investigation, and cytokines and the pleura. Other chapters present significant updates on use of thoracoscopy in diagnosis of pleural effusions and on new diagnostic tests for mesothelioma, parapneumonic effusion, and effusions due to congestive heart failure. Also included are discussions of recent advances in the therapy of malignant pleural effusions, mesothelioma, and parapneumonic effusions.
Nearly a quarter of clinical consultations of a pulmonary service concern some form of pleural disease, often related to infection of the pleura, a delicate serous membrane along the surface of the lung. Aiming for comprehensivity, Bouros (pneumonology, Demokritos U. of Thrace Medical School) presen.
Now in a fully revised and updated Sixth Edition, Dr. Light's classic text, "Pleural Diseases," delivers even more focused content on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of pleural diseases. The text's straightforward, single-author perspective combines procedural expertise, insights on recent technical advances, and clear recommendations for both diagnosis and treatment.This edition includes current and timely information on management of both paraneoplastic and malignant pleural effusions, new cautions regarding the need for training in thoracentesis, diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusions, and newer agents for producing effusions.Inside this powerful, fact-packed resource... - Three algorithms for diagnosis of pleural effusions help identify causes of pathologic findings. - Chapters on thoracentesis, pleural biopsy, chest tube insertion, and thoracoscopy provide indications and contraindications along with step-by-step procedural guidance. - Detailed coverage of parapneumonic and malignant pleural effusions addresses the most recent advances in treatment.NEW to the Sixth Edition... - Updated treatment regimens for paraneoplastic lesions broaden therapeutic options. - Consensus-building content presents a unified approach to the use of indwelling catheters in the management of malignant pleural effusions. - New emphasis on training for thoracentesis helps minimize procedure-related morbidity and mortality. - New recommendations regarding chest tubes help ensure the proper tube is used for each procedure. - New tests refine the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusions. PLUS... a FREE companion website provides on-demand access to the fully searchable text and images.
Pleural diseases are very common and of increasing prevalence. This brand new title in the ABC series covers a wide range of conditions including pneumothorax, pleural effusions, pleural infections, chylothorax and mesothelioma. Written by a team of specialists this overview of pleural diseases is a practical guide for the management of pleural diseases including general practitioners, junior doctors, specialist nurses, radiologists and all healthcare professionals working within chest medicine.
This internationally renowned reference work is a fully updated and expanded second edition of the most comprehensive title available on pleural diseases. Building on the many strengths of the highly respected first edition, the book features a detailed yet lucid basic science section to support understanding of the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie diseases of the pleura. This is followed by a wide-ranging series of clinical chapters, discussing both familiar and less common aspects of pleural diseases. Chapters in the clinical section are written in an accessible and uniform style, making extensive use of illustrative material and covering definition, incidence and epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations, treatments, possible complications and directions for future development. State-of-the-art scientific knowledge is presented at an appropriate level for the practicing clinician, and published management guidelines are included where relevant. Each chapter concludes with a summary of its 'key points', highlighting practical messages regarding patient management for the reader. Textbook of Pleural Diseases is an indispensable reference for pulmonary physicians and trainees worldwide.
This Monograph provides the clinician with an up-to-date summary of the substantial evidence in our understanding of pleural disease. It covers key aspects relevant to clinicians, including mechanisms, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, relevant experimental models and interventions. Although broad in scope, readers will be able to reach into individual chapters to gain a focused summary of specific areas relevant to their clinical or scientific practice.
Using a unique, case-based approach, Pleural Diseases: Clinical Cases and Real-World Discussions brings you up to date with the latest advances in this fast-moving subspecialty. A wide variety of real-world challenges are presented along with multiple perspectives from expert pulmonologists who discuss and analyze each case collaboratively, replicating actual patient experiences and outcomes. This first-of-its-kind resource is ideal for practicing pulmonologists and fellows, interventional pulmonologists, critical care physicians, and others who are interested in an interactive approach to everyday clinical problems related to pleural disease. Provides a unique, interactive approach to understanding the nuances and complexities of patient cases for both invasive and non-invasive therapies, drawing from real clinical cases and accompanying case discussions. Describes the approach taken by experts for each case, presenting the clinical reasoning on the most appropriate approaches and the possible therapies. Offers easy-to-read, templated information for every case: onset of symptoms, the entire diagnostic-therapeutic path including clinical and laboratory findings, and discussions on the clinical choices made in accordance with evidence-based medical procedures. Includes both positive and negative outcomes for a broader experience. Features more than 200 illustrations including x-rays, procedural photos, ultrasound, CT scans, and histopathology specimens, as well as video procedures for thoracentesis, chest tube placing, medical thoracoscopy, and insertion of indwelling pleural catheter. Addresses other common clinical issues such as the management of multimorbid elderly patients, the optimization of fluid balance, and the need to discontinue antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy before invasive procedures.
The Second Edition of this book was the Winner of the First Prize (Respiratory Category) at the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. Textbook of Pleural Diseases is a comprehensive reference that covers both the basic and clinical science on pleural diseases. Building on the highly respected previous editions, it includes a detailed bas
|Author||: Juerg Hodler,Rahel A. Kubik-Huch,Gustav K. von Schulthess|
|Release Date||: 2019-01-01|
|ISBN 10||: 3030111490|
|Pages||: 238 pages|
This open access book focuses on diagnostic and interventional imaging of the chest, breast, heart, and vessels. It consists of a remarkable collection of contributions authored by internationally respected experts, featuring the most recent diagnostic developments and technological advances with a highly didactical approach. The chapters are disease-oriented and cover all the relevant imaging modalities, including standard radiography, CT, nuclear medicine with PET, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as imaging-guided interventions. As such, it presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge on imaging of the heart and chest, as well as thoracic interventions and a selection of "hot topics". The book is intended for radiologists, however, it is also of interest to clinicians in oncology, cardiology, and pulmonology.