Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine (3rd edition)

Stephen Chapman; Grace Robinson; John Stradling; Sophie West; John Wrightson
Pub date
Aug 2014
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Revised and updated for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine is the must-have resource for junior doctors and students, and all clinicians caring for patients with respiratory problems. Concise, practical, and designed for rapid access to essential information, this handbook will ensure you have everything you need for the ward, clinic, or exams. This handbook covers the latest clinical guidelines and developments in the field. It features unique sections on practical procedures and a symptoms section to aid in differential diagnosis and clinical management. Practical advice on management is integrated throughout and a dedicated section on respiratory emergencies ensures you can cope with any eventuality. New sections such as thoracic ultrasound, indwelling pleural catheters, safe sedation, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing have been added, and all major respiratory diseases and symptoms are covered in practical, succinct chapters. This third edition will ensure you have all the information you need at your fingertips.


1. Breathlessness
2. Chest pain
3. Chronic cough and a normal CXR
4. Critically ill patient with respiratory disease
5. Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage
6. Diffuse lung disease
7. Haemoptysis
8. Pleural effusion
9. Post-operative breathlessness
10. Pregnancy and breathlessness
11. Pre-operative assessment
12. Pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (non-HIV)
13. Pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (HIV)
14. Sleep and ventilation
15. Unexplained ventilatory failure
16. Acute respiratory distress syndrome
17. Asbestos and the lung
18. Asthma
19. Bronchiectasis
20. Bronchiolitis
21. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
22. Connective tissue disease and the lung
23. Cor pulmonale
24. Cystic fibrosis
25. Eosinophilic lung disease
26. Extreme environments-flying, altitude, diving
27. Gastrointestinal disease and the lung
28. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
29. Hyperventilation syndrome
30. Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias
31. Lung cancer
32. Lung transplantation
33. Mediastinal abnormalities
34. Paediatric lung disorders pertinent to adult patients
35. Pleural effusion
36. Pneumoconioses
37. Pneumothorax
38. Pulmonary hypertension
39. Pulmonary thromboembolic disease
40. Respiratory infection-bacterial
41. Respiratory infection-fungal
42. Respiratory infection-mycobacterial
43. Respiratory infection-parasitic
44. Respiratory infection-viral
45. Sarcoidosis
46. Sickle cell disease: pulmonary complications
47. Sleep apnoea and hypoventilation
48. Toxic agents
49. Unusual lung diseases
50. Upper airway diseases
51. Vasculitis and the lung
52. Ethical issues
53. Financial entitlements
54. Immunosuppressive drugs
55. Inhalers and nebulizers
56. Intensive care unit (ICU): when to involve
57. Non-invasive ventilation
58. Oxygen therapy
59. Palliative care
60. Pulmonary rehabilitation
61. Smoking cessation
62. Airway management
63. Bronchoscopy
64. Chest drains
65. Cricothyroidotomy
66. Miscellaneous diagnostic tests
67. Pleural biopsy
68. Pleurodesis
69. Pneumothorax aspiration
70. Safe sedation: general principles
71. Thoracentesis
72. Thoracic ultrasound
73. Thoracoscopy (medical)
74. Tracheostomy
1. Blood gases and acid-base balance
2. BMI calculator
height and weight converter
3. CT anatomy of the thorax
4. CT patterns of lung disease
5. Drugs used for bronchoscopy and sedation
6. Lung function and cardiopulmonary exercise testing
7. Plain radiograph and lobar collapses
8. Radiological investigations and radiation exposure
9. Useful websites

About the author: 

Stephen Chapman, Oxford University Hospitals, UK; Grace Robinson, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK; John Stradling, University of Oxford, UK; Sophie West, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK; John Wrightson, Oxford Rotation, UK

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