ISBN - 9781930513846
Autor(es) - Thomas Petty, James S. Seebass (Editores)
Editora - American College of Physicians
Ano de Edição - 2007
N º de Páginas - 144
This new book is a complete, convenient, practical guide to the diagnosis and management of pulmonary disorders in elderly patients. Covers the principles of respiratory medicine; its foundations in basic anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, and immunology; and its clinical applications. Examines the hottest topics in the field, including COPD guidelines and , better pharmacological control of asthma, ARDS ventilation guidelines, and more. Explains each disease entity in detail to help readers work through differential diagnosis. It focuses on several issues pertinent to pulmonary disorders of the elderly, including: the aging lung, symptoms troublesome cough and dyspnea, influenza and other viral infections, community acquired pneumonia, hospital acquired pneumonia, pneumonia in the nursing home, tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases.