Clinical Manifestation and Assessment of Respiratory Disease

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The new edition of this popular text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest changes in the field. The introductory chapters address the fundamental skills and protocols necessary for clinical assessment. Each disease is presented in relation to one of six clinical scenarios: atelectasis, consolidation, increased alveolar-capillary membrane thickness, bronchospasm, excessive bronchial secretions, and distal airway and alveolar weakening. Students are provided with an illustration of the major alterations of the lungs, the etiology of the disease, an overview of clinical manifestations, a discussion of management, and a series of self assessment questions.

  • Self-assessment questions to further understanding
  • 4-colour inserts
  • New colour plates and detailed artwork
  • Clinical manifestations caused by pathophysiologic mechanisms are highlighted in boxes for easy reference
  • Case studies are included for every chapter that covers a disease to help application of the fundamental information
  • Reorganisation into smaller, more user-friendly chapters
  • Emphasis on clinical scenarios all of the chapters presenting diseases are based on around 6 clinical scenarios:
  • Atelectasis
  • Consolidation
  • Increased alveolar-capillary membrane thickness
  • Bronchospasm
  • Excessive bronchial secretions
  • Distal airway & alveolar weakening
  • Chapters on The Patient Interview; Assessment through Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDP); Respiratory Failure
  • New Section: Newborn and Early Childhood Respiratory Diseases

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    Current, comprehensive coverage in an easy-to-read format

    About the Author:

    Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT; George G. Burton, MD, FACP, FCCP, Medical Director, Respiratory Services, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH

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