Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Ronald B. George
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 652 pages
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A favorite among residents and pulmonary fellows, this text provides all the information needed to evaluate and manage respiratory diseases and critically ill patients and to pass the American Board of Internal Medicine's subspecialty exam in pulmonary medicine. The Fifth Edition includes new information on ARDS, sedation of critically ill patients, rehabilitation for COPD, care of elderly patients, genetic testing for asthma, CTA and other diagnostic techniques for pulmonary thromboembolism, new antifungal drugs without renal toxicity, new treatment guidelines for pneumothorax, and ventilators and noninvasive ventilation for respiratory failure. This edition also includes more algorithms and differential diagnosis tables.

  

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Contents

SECTION
3
23
8
Mechanics of Respiration
24
SECTION 2
35
Alveolar Ventilation Gas Exchange Oxygen Delivery
39
GATHERING THE DATABASE
57
5
68
6
90
14
316
Respiratory Tract Infections
352
16
400
17
415
18
448
19
478
SECTION 4
495
21
517

7
113
SECTION
123
MANAGEMENT OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES
129
9
163
10
183
11
207
12
234
13
289
22
535
Pulmonary Edema
549
24
564
Managing the Patient with Shock Sepsis
589
26
608
Subject Index
625
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