The Respiratory System at a Glance

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The Respiratory System at a Glance is the latest system-based addition to the popular at a Glance series and provides a concise, readily accessible introduction and revision text. The book covers all aspects of the structure and function of the respiratory system as well as the diagnosis and management of key respiratory diseases.

The text begins with anatomy, gas laws, lung mechanics and circulation, progressing onto respiratory failure, respiratory diseases, occupational and environmental aspects of lung disease, and also includes related topics such as sleep disorders and mechanical ventilation. Four case studies reinforce the systemic approach to learning found in most medical schools around the world. Each topic is presented in the now familiar at a Glance easy-to-learn double-page spread format with clear informative diagrams supporting the text.

The book will be an invaluable resource for medical students at all levels following both integrated and traditional courses, as well as for students of nursing and other health professions who need an introduction to the respiratory system. Examination candidates will also find it a useful means for review.

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Jeremy P.T. Ward: King's College London
Jane Ward: King's College London
Richard M. Leach: St Thomas' Hospital, London

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"This volume was eagerly anticipated as a companion piece to the excellent 'Cardiovascular System at a Glance', and it does not disappoint. 'The Respiratory System at a Glance' provides a concise, digestible synopsis of the respiratory system. Essential basic features and clinical aspects of the respiratory system are covered thoroughly but succinctly. Bravo!"
--Lecturer in Physiology, Cardiff University

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"...the book provides a succint yet easy-to-follow approach that examines each disorder in terms of its pathology, clinical presentation as well as its treatment.... these [case studies] can be used for self-testing and they are a useful way of bringing information together.... It is very useful for revising for finals, but is a pleasant enough book to read even before that!" (Cambridge Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 1, Autumn 2003)

"The use of 'at a glance' in the title promises clear, easy to understand diagrams and, more importantly, hints at a slightly shorter reading time. The promise is delivered...Suddenly it's all so simple! You really feel like you have learnt a topic once you've read the two pages devoted to it.... I thoroughly recommend this book. The case studies are done brilliantly at the back of the book, even containing a comprehensable reproduction of a chest x-ray."
--Third Year Medical Student, Guy's, King's, St Thomas' Medical School
GKT July-August 2003

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