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Completely revised and updated to reflect the newest advances in the field, this clinically oriented resource provides all of the information readers need to successfully identify, treat, and manage the full range of respiratory diseases and disorders-in one complete, full-color volume. Over 100 international experts offer to-the-point guidance on everything from investigative techniques and presenting signs and symptoms...to clinical management techniques. And, it's been completely revised and updated to reflect the newest advances in the field. And, consistent chapter templates and full-color art allow for easy navigation and retrieval of information.
Includes 17 new chapters, including Host Defenses ? Chest Tube Insertion and Management ? Perioperative Pulmonary Evaluation ? Nonbacterial Pneumonia ? Pneumonia in the Non-HIV Immunocomprimised Host ? Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia ? and Bronchiectasis and Disorders of the Large Airway.
Features a new section on Physiology that encompasses 6 new chapters: Respiratory Mechanics ? Gas Exchange in the Lung ? Pulmonary Circulation ? Acid-Base Balance and Control of Ventilation ? Respiratory Muscles ? and Pulmonary Function and Exercise testing.
Provides an expanded Airway Disease section that examines COPD ? chronic respiratory diseases ? and asthma.
Offers fresh perspectives from a wealth of new international contributors.
Includes a bonus CD-ROM with all of the figures from the book for use in PowerPoint? presentations.
Presents over 150 new color figures as well as 100 new color line drawings that clarify complex material.