Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 5th Edition
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Identify and treat the full range of respiratory disorders more easily than everTable of Contents
New to This Edition
Completely revised, the 5th Edition of this authoritative reference delivers a wealth of new information that enables readers to identify, treat, and manage a full range of respiratory disorders more easily than ever. Edited and written by leaders in the field, the book covers the scientific principles of respiratory medicine; its foundations in basic anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, and immunology; and its clinical applications. It features a wealth of new chapters; coverage of new modalities in biotechnologic, genomic, and informational sciences; a new 4-colour design that makes it easier and quicker to access key information and complete references for further study.
- Master the scientific principles of respiratory medicine
- Work through differential diagnosis using detailed explanations of each disease entity.
- Learn new subjects in Pulmonary Medicine including Genetics, Ultrasound, and other key topics.
- Grasp the Key Points outlined in each chapter.
"The book focuses on the broad categories in pulmonology and augments substantially the presentation of the previous edition. It would be fair to call this "the" reference in pulmonary medicine. I would consider it an essential resource to add to my personal library. The primary audience is pulmonologists, intensivists, and primary care internists, but nurses, respiratory therapists, and rehabilitators would undoubtedly find it selectively informative." - Joel C Seidman, MD(William Beaumont Hospitals), Doody’s Review Service - 4 Stars
REVIEWS OF THE LAST EDITION:
"Without a doubt, this text is a must for serious students of pulmonary medicine, whether in training, academic tenure, or mature clinical practice." - JAMA
REVIEW OF 4th EDITION:
'It goes without saying that this is a thorough, in depth review of chest medicine and as far as I could see, leaves nothing out. I was pleased to see this is a book for active physicians rather than researchers or scientists. It is aimed squarely at the specialists but generalists such as GPs or specialists in other but related disciplines would also find this book a good reference source. I also liked the principal that associated non respiratory problems are covered in detail. Take for example, Sarcoidosis, which has always been classified as a chest disease but is also a multi-system disease. The chapter on Sarcoidosis is an excellent review of the whole topic and not just the pulmonary aspects. In addition, there are excellent chapters on issues that you don't always find such as air pollution high altitude and diving medicine.
Importantly the book is readable, and relevant to physicians and adopts a well rounded approach to informing the doctor what he or she needs to know. The depth of detail achieved is just right and this book has an encyclopedic feel to it. There are plenty of illustrations in the book but in the main, this is primarily a text based reference source.'-- June 2006 Dr Harry Brown www.univadis.com
- Covers the hottest topics in the field, including COPD guidelines and lung reduction surgery; better pharmacological control of asthma; first-line drug therapies for cancer; interstitial lung disease; thoracoscopic surgery; ARDS ventilation guidelines and more
- Includes 6 new chapters: Alveolar and Distal Airway Epithelial Fluid Transport; Mucus Production, Secretion, and Clearance; Pleuroscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Other Invasive Procedures; Clinical Exercise Testing; Smoking Hazards and Cessation and Patient Education and Compliance
- Offers a fresh editorial approach with the addition of 1 new editor
- Features the work of 73 new authors, including international contributors
- Incorporates 100 new full-colour illustrations for a total of more than 1,250 images
By Robert J. Mason, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver Colorado; V. Courtney Broaddus, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California; Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA; Thomas Martin; Talmadge King, Jr., MD, Chief of Medicine San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco, CA, USA; Dean MD Schraufnagel; John F. Murray, MD, DSc(Hon), FRCP, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California; Former Chief, Chest Service, San Francisco General Hospital; Cardiovascular Research Institute Investigator, San Francisco, CA and Jay A. Nadel, MD, DSc(HON), Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Radiology, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiovascular Research Institute Investigator, San Francisco, CA