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.
This book is for primary care clinicians who need practical and concise information on caring for their patients with cancer. Chapters cover risk factors, prevention, screening, prognosis, and surveillance strategies--valuable information that helps primary care clinicians advise their patients regarding therapeutic and end-of-life decisions and become true partners in the care of their patients with cancer.
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
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.
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.
|Release Date||: 2012-01-09|
|ISBN 10||: 1464938318|
|Pages||: 51 pages|
Pleural Diseases: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Pleural Diseases in a concise format. The editors have built Pleural Diseases: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pleural Diseases in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Pleural Diseases: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Updated to reflect the latest scientific advances and technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of pleural diseases, this new Second Edition explores the structure and function of these diseases and malignancies, from tuberculosis and asbestos to pleurisy and pneumothorax. Edited by leading international authorities in pulmonary medicine, this comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for pulmonologists, radiologists, and critical care physicians. Pleural Disease, Second Edition highlights: molecular and diagnostic approaches interventional applications, including pleural thoracentesis and closed biopsy, chest tube insertion, pleural lavage, medical thoracoscopy, and VATS biomarkers and proteomics translational medicine approaches, new treatment methodologies, and clinical manifestations various diagnostic tests and the importance of clinical evaluation in the differential diagnosis of a pleural effusion new surgical and non-surgical techniques to identify and diagnose pleural diseases, including: medical thoracoscopy, pleural lavage, intrapleural fibrinolytics, image-guided small bore catheters, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleuroperitoneal shunt, and extrapleural pneumonectomy
|Author||: Jonathan Puchalski|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2013-02-27|
|ISBN 10||: 1455771481|
|Pages||: 156 pages|
This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine is Guest Edited by Jon Puchalski, MD, from Yale and will focus on Pleural Disease. Article topics include Obtaining Pleural Fluid, Analyzing Pleural Fluid, Pleural Interventions and Genetic Therapy and Biomarkers.
Gives a detailed description of the pathologic abnormalities associated with exposure to asbestos fibres. A tremendous amount of information has been accumulated in the past decade regarding the numbers and types of fibers accumulating in the lulng and their relation to various asbestos-related diseases and exposures. This information is summarized in this book, as well as changing legal strageties challenging workplace exposure.
This handy, accessible single volume presents useful clinical information to expose the pathophysiology underlying major pulmonary diseases, and traces the steps of treatment, from establishing diagnosis to managing therapy. Contains more than 400 summary tables, radiographs, pathology specimens, and other illustrations that encapsulate information and highlight key points! A suggested reading list accompanies each chapter to facilitate further study! Written by over 55 internationally recognized experts who provide personal experiences, observations, and review statements, and recommend action based on their expertise dealing with patients, Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases assesses new, efficient, cost-effective technologies for asthma and for the delivery of oxygen therapy evaluates new directions in the diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, occupational lung diseases, and diffuse interstitial lung disease describes the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract and includes examples of abnormalities drawn from common respiratory diseases discusses standard therapies for most pulmonary disease patients as well as targeted management for specific cases addresses common diagnostic and treatment dilemmas and suggests helpful algorithms for care spotlights asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep-disordered breathing, tuberculosis, and other conditions that warrant careful management follows the progression of lung cancer from initial diagnosis through staging, and explores individualized therapy options considers special environments that may contribute to respiratory symptoms details the effect pregnancy and surgery have on pulmonary disease and more! Medical Management of Pulmonary Diseases serves as an excellent user-friendly guide ideal for primary care, internal medicine, and family practice physicians; pulmonologists and pulmonary disease specialists; clinical allergists; immunologists; respiratory therapists; thoracic surgeons; physiologists; and medical school students in these disciplines.
This is the ideal resource for all those requiring an authoritative and up-to-date review of imaging appearances of diseases of the lung, pleura and mediastinum. Chest radiography and CT are integrated with other imaging techniques, including MRI and PET, where appropriate. The clinical and pathologic features of different diseases are provided in varying degrees of detail with more in depth coverage given to rarer and less well understood conditions. A single volume, comprehensive reference text on chest radiology.Provides in a single resource all of the information a generalist in diagnostic radiology needs to know. Concisely and clearly written by a team of 4 internationally recognized authors.Avoids the inconsistency, repetition, and unevenness of coverage that is inherent in multi-contributed books. Multimodality coverage integrated throughout every chapter.All of the applicable imaging modalities are covered in a clinically relevant, diagnostically helpful way. Approximately 3,000 high quality, good-sized images.Provides a complete visual guide that the practitioner can refer to for help in interpretation and diagnosis. Covers both common and uncommon disorders.Provides the user with a single comprehensive resource, no need to consult alternative resources. Access the full text online and download images via Expert Consult Access the latest version of the Fleischner Society's glossary of terms for thoracic imaging. Outlines, summary boxes, key points used throughout.Makes content more accessible by highlighting essential information. Brand new color images to illustrate Functional imaging techniques.Many of the new imaging techniques can provide functional as well as anatomic information. Introduction of a second color throughout in summary boxes in order to better highlight key information. There’s a wealth of key information in the summary boxes—will be highlighted more from the narrative text and will therefore be easier to access. Practical tips on identifying anatomic variants and artefacts in order to avoid diagnostic pitfalls.Many misdiagnoses are the result of basic errors in correlating the anatomic changes seen with imaging to their underlying pathologic processes. Latest techniques in CT, MRI and PET as they relate to thoracic diseases. The pace of development in imaging modalities and new applications/refined techniques in existing modalities continues to drive radiology forward as a specialty. Emphasis on cost-effective image/modality selection.Addresses the hugely important issue of cost-containment by emphasizing which imaging modality is helpful and which is not in any given clinical diagnosis. COPD and Diffuse Lung Disease, Small Airway disease chapters extensively up-dated. Access the full text online and download images via Expert Consult Access the latest version of the Fleischner Society's glossary of terms for thoracic imaging.
Written by internationally renowned experts, this volume deals with imaging of diseases of heart, chest and breast. The different topics 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. This book presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge in imaging of the heart and chest , as well as thoracic interventions and a selection of "hot topics" of breast imaging. It will be particularly relevant for residents in radiology, but also very useful for experienced radiologists and clinicians specializing in thoracic disease and wishing to update their knowledge of this rapidly developing field.
The Year Book of Pulmonary Disease brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in pulmonary disease carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. Topics such as Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Lung Transplantation, Sleep Disorders, and Critical Care Medicine are represented highlighting the most current and relevant articles in the field.
|Author||: Drew A. Torigian,Abass Alavi|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-08-05|
|ISBN 10||: 1455712515|
|Pages||: 168 pages|
PET imaging has been used for the assessment of lung cancer for several years for diagnosis, staging, and post-treatment follow up. Expanded applications are now being used and explored in the imaging of the heart, thoracic vascular disease, and chest wall disorders. This issue provides an up-to-date review of the uses of PET for oncologic and nononcologic diseases of the thorax.
|Release Date||: 2013-06-21|
|ISBN 10||: 1481679910|
|Pages||: 164 pages|
Respiratory Tract Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Thoracic Diseases. The editors have built Respiratory Tract Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Thoracic Diseases in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Respiratory Tract Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
|Author||: Robert J. Mason,V.Courtney Broaddus,Thomas R Martin,Talmadge E King,Dean Schraufnagel,John F. Murray,Jay A. Nadel|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2010-06-09|
|ISBN 10||: 1437735533|
|Pages||: 2440 pages|
Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine has long been the definitive and comprehensive pulmonary disease reference. Robert J. Mason, MD now presents the fifth edition in full color with new images and highlighted clinical elements. The fully searchable text is also online at www.expertconsult.com, along with regular updates, video clips, additional images, and self-assessment questions. This new edition has been completely updated and remains the essential tool you need to care for patients with pulmonary disease. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. 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. Grasp the Key Points in each chapter. Search the full text online at expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images, regular updates, more than 50 videos, case studies, and self-assessment questions. Consult new chapters covering Ultrasound, Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immunity, Deposition and Clearance, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Find critical information easily using the new full-color design that enhances teaching points and highlights challenging concepts. Apply the expertise and fresh ideas of three new editors—Drs. Thomas R. Martin, Talmadge E. King, Jr., and Dean E. Schraufnagel. Review the latest developments in genetics with advice on how the data will affect patient care.
|Author||: Joseph McIntyre Patton|
|Release Date||: 1900|
|Pages||: 428 pages|
At the present time, 430 drugs are known to cause respiratory injury. This represents an increase of almost 200 in the last ten years, and the number is still increasing. This comprehensive, definitive reference work, with an outstanding range of international expert contributors and two of the world's leading editors, provides an essential referen
|Author||: John R. Haaga,Daniel Boll|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2008-12-08|
|ISBN 10||: 0323076211|
|Pages||: 2904 pages|
Now more streamlined and focused than ever before, the 6th edition of CT and MRI of the Whole Body is a definitive reference that provides you with an enhanced understanding of advances in CT and MR imaging, delivered by a new team of international associate editors. Perfect for radiologists who need a comprehensive reference while working on difficult cases, it presents a complete yet concise overview of imaging applications, findings, and interpretation in every anatomic area. The new edition of this classic reference — released in its 40th year in print — is a must-have resource, now brought fully up to date for today’s radiology practice. Includes both MR and CT imaging applications, allowing you to view correlated images for all areas of the body. Coverage of interventional procedures helps you apply image-guided techniques. Includes clinical manifestations of each disease with cancer staging integrated throughout. Over 5,200 high quality CT, MR, and hybrid technology images in one definitive reference. For the radiologist who needs information on the latest cutting-edge techniques in rapidly changing imaging technologies, such as CT, MRI, and PET/CT, and for the resident who needs a comprehensive resource that gives a broad overview of CT and MRI capabilities. Brand-new team of new international associate editors provides a unique global perspective on the use of CT and MRI across the world. Completely revised in a new, more succinct presentation without redundancies for faster access to critical content. Vastly expanded section on new MRI and CT technology keeps you current with continuously evolving innovations.
|Author||: Kevin K Brown,Jeffrey Swigris,Aryeh Fischer|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2012-11-14|
|ISBN 10||: 1455748471|
|Pages||: 240 pages|
This issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics provides the latest essential updates in interstitial lung diseases and autoimmune lung diseases. This comprehensive issue covers causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.