The Respiratory System at a Glance
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The Respiratory System at a Glance has been thoroughly updated in line with current practice guidelines and new techniques to provide a highly illustrated and comprehensive guide to normal lung structure and function, as well as associated pathophysiology. Each topic has been fully revised and is accompanied by clear diagrams to encapsulate essential knowledge. Reflecting changes to the content, teaching and assessment methods used in medical education, this new edition now includes more information on acid base and its clinical ramifications, further detail on defence mechanisms and immunology, and also features online access to clinical cases and flashcards. The Respiratory System at a Glance: Integrates basic and clinical science ideal for integrated and systems-based courses Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory system Is fully revised and updated to reflect current practice guidelines and new therapies Provides online clinical cases, brand new flashcards, and MCQs Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/respiratory featuring interactive multiple choice questions and digital flashcards
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 214 x 277 x 8mm | 544g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 1118761073
  • 9781118761076
  • 54,226

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The market-leading at a Glance series is used worldwide by medical students, residents, junior doctors and health professionals for its concise and clear approach and superb illustrations.

Each topic is presented in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text.

Covering the whole medical curriculum, these introductory texts are ideal for teaching, learning and exam preparation, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond.

Everything you need to know about The Respiratory System... at a Glance!

The Respiratory System at a Glance has been thoroughly updated in line with current practice guidelines and new techniques to provide a highly illustrated and comprehensive guide to normal lung structure and function, as well as associated pathophysiology. Each topic has been fully revised and is accompanied by clear diagrams to encapsulate essential knowledge.

Reflecting changes to the content, teaching and assessment methods used in medical education, this new edition now includes more information on acid base and its clinical ramifications, further detail on defence mechanisms and immunology, and also features online access to clinical cases and flashcards.

The Respiratory System at a Glance: Integrates basic and clinical science - ideal for integrated and systems-based courses Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory system Is fully revised and updated to reflect current practice guidelines and new therapies
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Table of contents

Preface to fourth edition vii Units and symbols ix List of abbreviations xi About the companion website xiii Part 1 Structure and function 1 1 Structure of the respiratory system: lungs, airways and dead space 2 2 The thoracic cage and respiratory muscles 4 3 Pressures and volumes during normal breathing 6 4 Gas laws 8 5 Diffusion 10 6 Lung mechanics: elastic forces 12 7 Lung mechanics: airway resistance 14 8 Carriage of oxygen 16 9 Carriage of carbon dioxide 18 10 Acid base balance 20 11 Acid base disorders 22 12 Control of breathing I: chemical mechanisms 24 13 Control of breathing II: neural mechanisms 26 14 Pulmonary circulation and anatomical right-to-left shunts 28 15 Ventilation perfusion mismatching 30 16 Exercise, altitude and diving 32 17 Development of the respiratory system and birth 34 18 Complications of development and congenital disease 36 19 Lung defence mechanisms 38 20 Immunology of the lung 40 Part 2 History, examination and investigation 43 21 History and examination 44 22 Pulmonary function tests 46 23 Chest imaging and bronchoscopy 48 Part 3 Diseases and treatment 51 24 Public health and smoking 52 25 Respiratory failure 54 26 Asthma: pathophysiology 56 27 Asthma: treatment 58 28 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 60 29 Pulmonary hypertension 62 30 Venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism 64 31 Pulmonary involvement in vasculitis 66 32 Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases 68 33 Sarcoidosis 70 34 Pleural diseases 72 35 Occupational and environmental-related lung disease 74 36 Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis 76 37 Pneumothorax 78 38 Community-acquired pneumonia 80 39 Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia 82 40 Pulmonary tuberculosis 84 41 The immune-compromised patient 86 42 Lung cancer 88 43 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 90 44 Mechanical ventilation 92 45 Oxygenation and oxygen therapy 94 46 Sleep apnoea 96 Index 98
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"Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methodsused in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this "at a Glance" provides a user-friendly overview of therespiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs toknow." ("Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and VideoCollection"," " 4 September 2014)
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About Jeremy P. T. Ward

Professor Jeremy P.T. Ward is Professor of Respiratory Cell Physiology and Head of the Department of Physiology at King's College London.

Dr Jane Ward is formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, King's College London.

Dr Richard M. Leach is Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust and King's College London School of Medicine.
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