Clinical Respiratory Medicine,
Edition 4
By Stephen G. Spiro, BSc, MD, FRCP, Gerard A Silvestri, Gerard A. Silvestri MD,MS and Alvar Agustí, Alvar Agustí, MD, PhD, FRCPE

Publication Date: 30 Jul 2012

2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Internal Medicine!

Clinical Respiratory Medicine provides practical guidance to help you more effectively diagnose and manage the full range of pulmonary disorders, including those seen in today’s most challenging patient populations. Now with over 400 brand-new review questions and 25 videos available online, this medical reference book delivers all of the answers you need to ensure the best outcomes.

Key Features

  • Better manage and treat patients with pulmonary disease with complete clinical coverage of the critical information relevant to your everyday practice, presented in a templated, user-friendly format.
  • Find critical information quickly with the help of diagnostic algorithms.

New Features

  • Test your knowledge of respiratory medicine with the help of 400 brand-new review questions.
  • Watch and learn. Over 25 videos of practical procedures are available online at
  • Thoroughly understand the needs and recognize co-morbidities of particular patient populations through entirely new chapters on lung structure, echocardiography, and obesity and its effects.
  • Access the latest research and advancements in lung cancer, benign tumors, and the importance of pulmonary physiology in understanding lung function and the disease processes that occur.
About the author
By Stephen G. Spiro, BSc, MD, FRCP, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Consultant Physician Genral and Thoracic Medicine, Univesity College London Hospitals NHS Trust, The Middlesex Hospital, London, UK; Gerard A Silvestri, Gerard A. Silvestri MD,MS and Alvar Agustí, Alvar Agustí, MD, PhD, FRCPE, Alvar Agustí, MD, PhD, FRCPE, Senior Consultant and Director, Institut del Tòrax, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Scientific Director, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES)
Table of Contents

Section I: Normal Structure and Function

1. Macro and Micro Structure of the Lung


2. Basic Aspects of Cellular and Molecular Biology


3. Respiratory Mechanics

4. Pulmonary Circulation

5. Gas Exchange

6. Control of Ventilation and Respiratory Muscles

Section 2 Diagnostic Techniques


7. Imaging Techniques

8. PET Imaging

9. Pulmonary Function Testing

10. Exercise Testing

11. Bronchoscopy

12. Endobronchial and endoesophageal ultrasound (EUS and EBUS)

13. Techniques and Indications: Percutaneous Biopsy Procedures


14. Echocardiography in Respiratory Medicine

Section 3 Respiratory Pharmacology

15. Bronchodilators


16. Antiinflammatory Drugs

17. Drug-Induced and Iatrogenic Respiratory Diseases

Section 4 An Approach to Respiratory Symptoms

18. An Approach to Respiratory Symptoms: Cough

19. Dyspnea

20. Hemoptysis

21. Chest Pain

Section 5 Infectious Diseases

22. Host Defenses

23. Approach to the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Infection

24. Community Acquired Pneumonia

25. Viral Pneumonia

26. Nonbacterial Infectious Pneumonia

27. Nosocomial Infections

28. Pneumonia in the Non-HIV Immunocompromised Host

29. Pulmonary Infections

30. Noninfectious Conditions in HIV

31. Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections

Section 6 Critical Care Respiratory Medicine

32. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

33. Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

34. Airway Management in the Intensive Care Unit

35. Hemodynamic Monitoring in Critical Illness

36. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Section 7 Airway Diseases

37. Upper Airway Disease-Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis

38. Asthma: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Risk Factors


39. Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Adults

40. Occupational Asthma

41. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Evaluation

42. Treatment of the Stable Patient with COPD

43. Management of Exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

44. Cystic Fibrosis

45. Bronchiectasis

Section 8 Parenchymal Lung Diseases

46. Approach to Diagnosis of Diffuse Lung Disease


47. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Other Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Diseases Pneumonias 


48. Sarcoidosis

49. Eosinophilic Lung Disease

50. Organizing Pneumonia

51. Sicolisis and Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis

52. Asbestosis

53. Connective Tissue Disorders

54. Rare Diffuse Interstitial Lung Diseases

55. Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

56. Toxic Inhalational Lung Injury

Section 9 Pulmonary Vascular Disorders, Vasculitides, and Hemorrhage

57. Pulmonary Embolism


58. Pulmonary Hypertension

59. Pulmonary Vasculitis and Hemorrhage

Section 10 Sleep-Disordered Breathing

60. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology,

61. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Treatment

62. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Section 11 Chest Wall Disorders

63. Scoliosis and Kyphoscoliosis

64. Diseases of the Thoracic Cage and Respiratory Muscles

Section 12 Lung Tumors

65. Epidemiology, Surgical Pathology, and Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer


66. Lung Cancer: Clinical Evaluation and Staging

67. Lung Cancer: Treatment

68. Benign Lung Tumors

Section 13 Disorders of the Pleura and Mediastinum

69. Pleural Effusion, Empyema, and Pneumothorax

70. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

71. Disorders of the Mediastinum

Section 14 Thoracic Surgery

72. Chest Tube Insertion and Management

73. Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation

74. Diagnostic Thoracic Surgical Procedures

75. Lung Transplantation

Section 15 Special and Clinical Conditions

76. Pregnancy


 77. Pulmonary Complications of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation


78. Hepatic and Biliary Disease (Pulmonary Issues)


79. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

80. Air Pollution


Book Reviews
“A great resource that is timely, authoritative, clear, and approachable. A real value.¿—Respiratory Care, review of previous edition
Book details
ISBN: 9781455707928
Page Count: 1000
Retail Price : £119.00
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