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Respiratory Medicine. Lecture Notes. Edition No. 10

  • Book

  • 288 Pages
  • April 2022
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5837754

In the newly revised Tenth Edition of Respiratory Medicine: Lecture Notes, a team of distinguished physicians delivers a comprehensive and accessible overview of the essentials of respiratory medicine, including a review of respiratory anatomy and physiology, as well as the aetiology, epidemiology, symptoms, and management of a wide range of respiratory diseases.   

This edition offers self-assessment exercises in each chapter and a range of clinical images and scans showing the critical features of each disease. The book also offers:  

  • A thorough introduction to history taking, examination, and investigations 
  • Comprehensive explorations of respiratory diseases, including upper respiratory tract infections and influenza, pneumonia, and tuberculosis 
  • Practical discussions of bronchiectasis, lung abscess, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
  • In-depth examinations of lung transplantation 
  • A companion website featuring figures, key points, and interactive self-assessment questions

Perfect for medical students and respiratory nurses, Respiratory Medicine: Lecture Notes will also earn a place in the libraries of early-career medical doctors and residents with an interest in respiratory medicine. 

Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Companion Website ix

Part 1 Structure and function 1

1 Anatomy and physiology of the lungs 3

Part 2 History taking, examination, and investigations 17

2 History taking and examination 19

3 Pulmonary function tests 33

4 Radiology of the chest 49

Part 3 Respiratory diseases 59

5 Upper respiratory tract infections and influenza 61

6 Pneumonia 69

7 Tuberculosis 90

8 Bronchiectasis and lung abscess 102

9 Cystic fibrosis 113

10 Asthma 127

11 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 147

12 Carcinoma of the lung 165

13 Interstitial lung disease 180

14 Occupational lung disease 193

15 Pulmonary vascular disease 207

16 Pneumothorax and pleural effusion 219

17 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 232

18 Ventilatory failure and sleep-related breathing disorders 240

19 Lung transplantation 250

Index 257


Stephen J. Bourke The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, UK. Graham P. Burns The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, UK?. James G. Macfarlane