Disorders of the Respiratory Tract
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Disorders of the Respiratory Tract : Common Challenges in Primary Care

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A concise review of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A special PDA version of Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care is also available.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 343 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 30mm | 698.54g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2006.
  • XII, 344 p. 26 illus.
  • 1588295567
  • 9781588295569

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"...best suited for medical students, residents, and primary care practitioners who want a great overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and evaluation of common respiratory disorders." - Respiratory Careshow more

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Although common respiratory ailments can be effectively treated, they account for a significant proportion of morbidity and mortality around the world because of under diagnosis and under treatment. In Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care, Matthew L. Mintz, MD, and his colleagues from The George Washington University School of Medicine, concisely review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. Less common illnesses, such as sarcoidosis and lung cancer, are also discussed. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A personal digital assistant (PDA) version of the book (ISBN: 1-58829-919-8) is available separately from the publisher at www.humanapress.com. Concise and practical, Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care offers primary care providers a case-based approach that emphasizes diagnosis and management of common respiratory ailments using evidence-based medicine.show more

Table of contents

Part I. The Basics Approach to the Patient With a Respiratory Disorder Nirav Patel and Matthew L. Mintz Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory Tract Anna Person and Matthew L. Mintz Pulmonary Function Testing Shyam Parkhie and Matthew L. Mintz Part II. Disorders of the Upper Airway Allergic Rhinitis Holly Bergman Sobota, Trissana Emdadi, and Matthew L. Mintz Non-Allergic Rhinitis Cardin Bell and Matthew L. Mintz Sinusitis Neelam Gor and Matthew L. Mintz Pharyngitis David Jager and Matthew L. Mintz Laryngitis and Hoarseness Matthew Chandler and Matthew L. Mintz Part III. Disorders of the Lower Airway Croup Jeremy Spencer and Matthew L. Mintz Pediatric Asthma Katrina Dafnis and Matthew L. Mintz Adult Asthma Dharti Patel and Matthew L. Mintz Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm Khalid Jaboori and Matthew L. Mintz Acute Cough Karen J. Scheer and Matthew L. Mintz Chronic Cough Clara Peck and Matthew L. Mintz Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Anna Person and Matthew L. Mintz Lung Cancer Mohammad A. Raza and Matthew L. Mintz Sarcoidosis Danielle Davidson and Matthew L. Mintz Pneumonia Mohamed Al-Darei and Matthew L. Mintz Bronchiolitis Elizabeth A. Valois Asser, Alexander S. Asser, and Matthew L. Mintz Part IV. Non-Airway Disorders That Present With Respiratory Symptoms Obstructive Sleep Apnea Vikram Bakhru and Matthew L. Mintz Obesity Rebecca Chatterjee and Matthew L. Mintz Vocal Cord Dysfunction Amy Humfeld and Matthew L. Mintz Pulmonary Embolism Eric Wollins and Matthew L. Mintz Hemoptysis Samantha McIntosh and Matthew L. Mintz Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Cough, and Asthma Niral Shah and Matthew L. Mintz Indexshow more