A comprehensive text that looks at respiratory disorders in general, but concentrates on those that are more prevalent in tropical regions. The text is extremely well-illustrated and provides a comprehensive view of different respiratory diseases. A highlight of the book is the discussion on the threat of pulmonary tuberculosis and its unsolved challenges. The epidemiology, the subtle variation in clinical presentation, and the natural history of respiratory diseases in regional contexts have been clearly emphasized.
This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.
Prevailing concepts in lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, and several other diseases have been discussed at length.
The section on newer diagnostic aids involving genetic and molecular biology, has been extensively revised.
Every chapter of every section is illustrated wherever necessary with high-quality images contributing to a better understanding of the text.
Section 1 Imaging Techniques and Imaging of the Chest
Section 2 Lung Physiology
Section 3 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
Section 4 Clinical Approach to Respiratory Disease: Symptoms and Signs
Section 5 Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Section 6 Infectious Diseases
Section 7 Antibiotic Resistance and its Management
Section 8 HIV and the Lung
Section 9 Tropical Infections Involving the Lung
Section 10 Airway Diseases
Section 11 Lung Tumors
Section 12 Interstitial Lung Diseases and Other Diffuse Lung Diseases
Section 13 Pulmonary Vascular Disorders
Section 14 Principles of Critical Care
Section 15 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Section 16 Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
Section 17 Diseases of the Pleura
Section 18 Diseases of the Mediastinum
Section 19 Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
Section 20 Drug-induced Lung Injuries
Section 21 Trauma and Chest Wall Disorders
Section 22 Sleep-related Breathing Disorders