By Peter J Barnes
64 pages, 29 illustrations
Lung and airway diseases are extremely common, and are a frequent cause of referral and admission to hospital. A bewildering array of tests are now available for investigating lung diseases - some of which can be performed in general practice, but most of which will be carried out in hospital. This book is designed to help doctors and nurses explain respiratory diseases, tests and treatments to patients with the aid of simple pictures.
The chest and lungs
X-rays and other imaging investigations
Peak flow measurements
Other breathing tests
Allergy and skin testing
Asthma - symptoms
Asthma - diagnosis
Treatment of asthma - relief of symptoms
Treatment of asthma - control of inflammation
Allergen avoidance in asthma
Acute asthma attacks
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema
Chest infections and pneumonia
Pleurisy and pleural effusion
Lung treatments and cancer
Treatment of lung cancer
Treatment of cystic fibrosis
Home oxygen therapy
Peter J Barnes
MA DM DSc FRCP Professor of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, and Consultant Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
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