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The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, now in its third edition, is a concise, compact and easy-to-read guide to each of the key areas in respiratory medicine. Its 20 sections, written by clinicians and researchers at the forefront of the field, explain the structure and function of the respiratory system, its disorders and how to treat them.
The Handbook is a must-have for anyone who intends to remain up to date in the field, and to have within arm""s reach a reference that covers everything from the basics to the latest developments in respiratory medicine.
CONTENTS: Page1 1. Structure and function of the respiratory system Anatomy of the respiratory system Cytology of the lung Immunology and defence mechanisms 2. Physiology and pulmonary function testing Respiratory physiology Control of ventilation Respiratory mechanics Gas transfer Arterial blood gas assessment Exercise testing Bronchial provocation testing Static and dynamic lung volumes Assessment for anaesthesia/surgery 3. Diagnostic approach Dyspnoea Chest pain Cough and sputum Physical examination 4. Diagnostic procedures Bronchoscopy Interventional pulmonology Bronchoalveolar lavage Medical thoracoscopy/pleuroscopy Thoracentesis Chest radiography and fluoroscopy Transthoracic ultrasound Lung CT and MRI HRCT of the chest Nuclear medicine of the lung Sputum and exhaled breath analysis Microbiology testing and interpretation Laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial infections Biopsy 5. General principles of treatment modalities and prevention measures Inhaled drug therapy Systemic pharmacotherapy Allergen-specific immunotherapy Immunotherapies in lung cancer Respiratory physiotherapy Pulmonary rehabilitation Palliative care Oxygen therapy Smoking-related diseases Treatment of tobacco dependence Long-term ventilation Pleural infection and lung abscess Endoscopic lung volume reduction Lung transplantation 6. Respiratory emergencies Respiratory emergencies Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome 7. Airway diseases Upper airway disease Asthma Bronchitis COPD and emphysema Exacerbations of COPD Extrapulmonary effects of COPD Pharmacology of asthma and COPD Bronchiectasis Rare airway diseases Congenital airway disease 8. Respiratory infections Upper respiratory tract infections Pneumonia Hospital-acquired pneumonia Pneumonia in the immunocompromised host Influenza, pandemics and SARS Opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host Aspiration pneumonitis 9. Mycobacterial diseases Pulmonary tuberculosis Tuberculosis in immunocompromised patients Extrapulmonary tuberculosis Latent tuberculosis Nontuberculous mycobacterial disease 10. Thoracic tumours Pathology and molecular biology of lung cancer Lung cancer: diagnosis and staging Chemotherapy and molecular biological therapy Surgical treatment for lung cancer Radiotherapy for lung cancer Other lung tumours Metastatic tumours Pulmonary nodules Pleural and chest wall tumours Mediastinal tumours 11. Sleep and control of breathing disorders Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome Central sleep apnoea Hypoventilation syndromes 12. Respiratory failure Respiratory failure NIV in acute respiratory failure 13. Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Hypersensitivity pneumonitis Sarcoidosis Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Adult pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis Amyloidosis Drug-induced and iatrogenic respiratory disease Radiation-induced lung disease Eosinophilic diseases 14. Pulmonary vascular diseases Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary hypertension Pulmonary vasculitis Arteriovenous malformations 15. Diseases of the chest wall and respiratory muscles By Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Nicola Santelmo, Anne Olland and Gilbert Massard Neuromuscular disorders and the diaphragm 16. Pleural and mediastinal diseases Pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum Mediastinitis 17. Respiratory consequences of systemic/extrapulmonary conditions Pulmonary diseases in primary immunodeficiency syndromes HIV-related disease Cardiac disease Gastrointestinal and liver disease Haematological diseases Obesity Connective tissue diseases 18. Genetic disorders Cystic fibrosis Primary ciliary dyskinesia a1-antitrypsin deficiency 19. Occupational diseases 20. Epidemiology, environment and lifestyle Measuring the occurrence and causation of respiratory diseases Indoor and outdoor pollution High altitude and diving-related diseases Index