Challenging Cases in Pulmonology

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Massoud Mahmoudi
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 27, 2012 - Medical - 296 pages
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From acute respiratory diseases to chronic lung conditions, pulmonology is a vital area of clinical medicine. Due to a wide array of respiratory diseases, clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions can be complex and oftentimes challenging. In addition to recognizing common characteristics of lung diseases, identifying unusual clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions remains an important educational experience. This concise and easy-to-read title provides that experience in practical context, using a case-based system of learning where a unique case is presented and discussed and questions are provided to challenge the learner and reinforce the transmission of knowledge. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology is not an exhaustive review but rather focuses on common and important problems, with emphasis on evaluation and treatment. The book offers 16 chapters consisting of two or more cases followed by five to ten multiple choice questions. A valuable resource for pulmonologists, allergists, primary care physicians, internal medicine, fellows in allergy and pulmonology, and residents in training, this practical title will also be of interest to nurses, physician assistants, and medical students studying pulmonology. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology complements two previously published case-based titles edited by Dr. Mahmoudi: Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (Humana Press, 2009) and Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin (Springer, 2010).
 

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Contents

Allergic Asthma
3
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
19
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
35
Pulmonary Eosinophilic Conundrums
45
Part II Occupational Lung Diseases
63
Occupational Asthma to Low and High Molecular Weight Agents
65
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
79
Part III Infectious Diseases of the Lungs
92
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Conundrums
143
Part V Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
168
Pulmonary Hypertension
169
Pulmonary Embolism
187
Pulmonary Vasculitis Conundrums
207
Part VI Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases
232
Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases
233
Part VII Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
250

Pneumonia
95
Tuberculosis in Immunocompromised Hosts
109
Part IV Obstructive Lung Diseases
128
Asthma
129
Sarcoidosis
251
Cystic Fibrosis
275
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Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, PhD, is Chief of Medicine at a community hospital and has a large office practice in allergy.

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