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Handbook on Clinical Approach to Respiratory Medicine

140 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

This book is a concise guide to respiratory medicine for clinicians.

Beginning with an overview of anatomy of the respiratory system, the following section discusses history taking, symptoms and examination, placing emphasis on the importance of accuracy in history taking for provisional diagnosis.

The next chapters describe common investigations in respiratory evaluation, using case studies to enhance learning.

The final part of this useful handbook covers the management of pulmonary emergencies including acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma and of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tension pneumothorax, hemoptysis, and respiratory failure.

The book is further enhanced by clinical images and diagrams.

Key points

  • Concise guide to respiratory medicine for clinicians
  • Emphasises importance of accurate history taking for provisional diagnosis
  • Covers common investigations using case studies to enhance learning
  • Includes discussion on management of pulmonary emergencies
Author Bio

K Surendra Menon MD
Professor and Head

R Pajanivel MD

Both at Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India