Respiratory Medicine

Posted On 2017-01-09 14:35:54
Respiratory Medicine: a collection of clinical pearls
Editors: Nanshan Zhong, Kian Fan Chung, Walter McNicholas

Publisher: AME Publishing Company; 1st edition (2016)
ISBN-13: 978-9881402813
Hardcover: 655 pages
Language: English
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Respiratory medicine is a broadbased specialty that incorporates traditional pulmonary diseases such as infection, airway diseases and cancer in addition to wider aspects such as critical care and sleep disorders. Thus, it may be difficult for the general respiratory specialist to keep up to date with the latest developments across this broad range of diseases and disorders. While there are many textbooks on different aspects of respiratory medicine, there are relatively few that cover the full spectrum of the specialty, and particularly few that have been written by leading experts in all aspects of the discipline.


Nanshan Zhong Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China
Kian Fan Chung National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
Walter McNicholas University College Dublin (UCD), St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Associate Editors

Rongchang Chen Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Af liated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China
Haibo Zhang Keenan Research Center for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Table of Content
1 Importance of airway geometry and respiratory parameters variability for particle deposition in the human respiratory tract
4 Pneumonia and empyema: causal, casual or unknown
11 Advanced imaging in COPD: insights into pulmonary pathophysiology
27 Advanced therapies for COPD—What’s on the horizon? Progress in lung volume reduction and lung transplantation
41 Anxiety and depression—Important psychological comorbidities of COPD
58 Biomarkers of progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
74 Bronchoscopic interventions for severe COPD
83 Development of a self-treatment approach for patients with COPD and comorbidities: an ongoing learning process
92 Diagnosis and early detection of COPD using spirometry
105 Implementing clinical guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: barriers and solutions
116 JTD special edition ‘Hot Topics in COPD’—The microbiome in COPD
123 Muscle dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: update on causes and biological findings
144 Oxygen therapy for COPD
152 Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD: are programs with minimal exercise equipment effective?
161 Role of indacaterol, a once-daily bronchodilator, in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
172 Targeting pro-resolution pathways to combat chronic inflammation in COPD
Sleep Medicine
181 Central sleep apnoea—a clinical review
189 Chronic hypoventilation syndromes and sleep-related hypoventilation
202 Clinical manifestations of sleep apnea
215 Diagnostic approaches to respiratory sleep disorders
227 Epidemiological aspects of obstructive sleep apnea
237 Established vascular effects of continuous positive airway pressure therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea—an update
245 Insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus in obstructive sleep apnoea
260 New developments in the use of positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea
280 Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in the population—a review on the epidemiology of sleep apnea
292 Patients’ preference of established and emerging treatment options for obstructive sleep apnoea
297 Respiratory sleep disorders in patients with congestive heart failure
310 The pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea
325 Diagnostic bronchoscopy--current and future perspectives
340 Endoscopic intervention of lower airway foreign matter in adults—a different perspective
348 Indications and interventional options for non-resectable tracheal stenosis
362 Ultrasound techniques in the evaluation of the mediastinum, part 2: mediastinal lymph node anatomy and diagnostic reach of ultrasound techniques, clinical work up of neoplastic and inflammatory mediastinal lymphadenopathy using ultrasound techniques and how to learn mediastinal endosonography
382 Ultrasound techniques in the evaluation of the mediastinum, part I: endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and transcutaneous mediastinal ultrasound (TMUS), introduction into ultrasound techniques
397 An update on measurement and monitoring of cough: what are the important study endpoints?
404 Effect of viral upper respiratory tract infection on cough reflex sensitivity
408 Recent additions in the treatment of cough
Critical Care Medicine
417 High flow on the rise—pediatric perspectives on the FLORALI trial
421 High-flow oxygen cannula: a very effective method to correct severe hypoxemia
423 Noninvasive respiratory support for acute respiratory failure—high flow nasal cannula oxygen or noninvasive ventilation?
429 Acute respiratory distress syndrome: new definition, current and future therapeutic options
439 A new free-cost e-service supporting clinicians to manage their difficult-to-treat TB cases: the ERSWHO TB consilium
445 The medical and surgical treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis
456 The multidrug-resistant tuberculosis threat: old problems and new solutions
463 Tuberculous pleural effusions: advances and controversies
Lung Cancer
474 A review of clinical practice guidelines for lung cancer
491 Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography: a review of current status
Interstitial Lung Diseases
510 A review of current and novel therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
540 Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—a review of current and novel pharmacotherapies
Air Pollution
561 Adverse effects of outdoor pollution in the elderly
573 Carcinogenicity of ambient air pollution: use of biomarkers, lessons learnt and future directions
602 Chinese haze versus Western smog: lessons learned
613 Chronic effects of air pollution on respiratory health in Southern California children: findings from the Southern California Children’s Health Study
626 What can individuals do to reduce personal health risks from air pollution?
638 Mechanistic impact of outdoor air pollution on asthma and allergic diseases

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