Lecture Notes on Respiratory Medicine, 6th edition
Stephen J. Bourke
Aimed at medical students and junior doctors on foundation programmes, this excellent book covers the essentials of respiratory medicine in a concise and memorable fashion. It begins with a thorough review of anatomy and physiology relevant to the understanding of respiratory disease.
This is followed by a detailed clinical section covering the approach to the patient, common symptoms and signs of respiratory disease, lung function tests and radiology. The main part of Lecture Notes on Respiratory Medicine covers the disorders of the respiratory system. Each chapter describes the relevant pathophysiology, the clinical approach, and management of specific diseases.
The detailed management guidelines and illustrations of practical procedures make it an exceptionally useful ward resource. The book also contains numerous radiological images that are accompanied by actual case histories to illustrate key learning points.
This sixth edition brings the book fully up to date to conform with advances and changes in medical practice. There is a new chapter on ‘Smoking and smoking cessation’ and extensive updates on the treatment of HIV. The text is based on the latest guidelines for each topic.
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