The Respiratory System at a Glance

The Respiratory System at a Glance

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By (author) Jeremy P. T. Ward, By (author) Jane Ward, By (author) Richard M. Leach, By (author) Charles M. Wiener

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 10mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 12 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405199199
  • ISBN 13: 9781405199193
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 81,407

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Following the familiar, easy to use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, The Respiratory System at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of the respiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of The Respiratory System at a Glance : Integrates both basic and clinical science - ideal for systems-based courses Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory system Features more case studies, updated and colour figures, and new chapters on the epidemiology of respiratory disease, public health issues, and Sarcoidosis Includes self-assessment questions and answers and an appendix of tables of standard values Provides a simple 'one-stop' easy to use course and revision text

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Jeremy P.T. Ward: King's College London Jane Ward: King's College London Richard M. Leach: St Thomas' Hospital, London

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"Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of the respiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs to know." ( Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection , 4 September 2014)

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The "at a Glance" series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations.Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with colour summary diagrams on the left page and explanatory text on the right. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the "at a Glance" series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond.Everything you need to know about the Respiratory System... "at a Glance"!Following the familiar, easy to use "at a Glance" format, and now in full-colour, The "Respiratory System at a Glance" is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this "at a Glance" provides a user-friendly overview of the respiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.This new edition of "The Respiratory System at a Glance" Integrates both basic and clinical science - ideal for systems-based coursesIncludes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory systemFeatures more case studies, updated and colour figures, and new chapters on the epidemiology of respiratory disease, public health issues, and SarcoidosisIncludes self-assessment questions and answers and an appendix of tables of standard valuesProvides a simple 'one-stop' easy to use course and revision textFor further information, please visit www.ataglanceseries.com and www.wileymedicaleducation.comReviews of the previous edition"A concise revision guide to the physiology and consequent pathology surrounding the respiratory system. Well-written, I recommend this text at the top of my list for revision." --Medical Student, Peninsula"This book is an essential purchase for medical students and other allied health students who would like detailed and concise information about the respiratory system." --Medical Student, Bristol University"This easy to understand book makes respiratory medicine more digestible. From basic anatomy and physiology to clinical examination issues on the ward - this book has it all - a must for respiratory rotation." --Medical Student, Hull York Medical School

Table of contents

Preface to third edition 6 Units and symbols 7 List of abbreviations 8 Structure and function 1 Structure of the respiratory system: lungs, airways and dead space 10 2 The thoracic cage and respiratory muscles 12 3 Pressures and volumes during normal breathing 14 4 Gas laws 16 5 Diffusion 18 6 Lung mechanics: elastic forces 20 7 Lung mechanics: airway resistance 22 8 Carriage of oxygen 24 9 Carriage of carbon dioxide 26 10 Control of acid-base balance 28 11 Control of breathing I: chemical mechanisms 30 12 Control of breathing II: neural mechanisms 32 13 Pulmonary circulation and anatomical right-to-left shunts 34 14 Ventilation-perfusion mismatching 36 15 Exercise, altitude and diving 38 16 Development of the respiratory system and birth 40 17 Complications of development and congenital disease 42 18 Lung defence mechanisms and immunology 44 History, examination and investigation 19 History and examination 46 20 Pulmonary function tests 48 21 Chest imaging and bronchoscopy 50 Diseases and treatment 22 Public health and smoking 52 23 Respiratory failure 54 24 Asthma: pathophysiology 56 25 Asthma: treatment 58 26 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 60 27 Pulmonary hypertension 62 28 Venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism 64 29 Pulmonary vasculitis 66 30 Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases 68 31 Sarcoidosis 70 32 Pleural diseases 72 33 Occupational and environmental-related lung disease 74 34 Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis 76 35 Pneumothorax 78 36 Community-acquired pneumonia 80 37 Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia 82 38 Pulmonary tuberculosis 84 39 The immunocompromised host 86 40 Lung cancer 88 41 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 90 42 Mechanical ventilation 92 43 Oxygenation and oxygen therapy 94 44 Sleep apnoea 96 Cases and self assessment Case studies: questions 98 Case studies: answers 101 Self-assessment questions 107 Self-assessment answers 118 Index 119