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Respiratory Disease and its Management


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Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS).- Life-Threatening Asthma.- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease.- Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease.- Pneumonia.- Pleural Effusions in the Critically Ill.- Pneumothorax in the Critically Ill.- Diagnosis and Management of the Obstructed Airway.- Postoperative Management of Patients Undergoing Lung Resection, Oesophagectomy or Thymectomy.- Indications for Ventilatory Support in Adults.- Modes of Invasive and Non-invasive Ventilatory Support.- Blood Gas Measurement and Interpretation.- Inspired and Expired Gas Monitoring.- Managing Secretions in the Ventilated Patient: The Role of Humidification, Suction, Physiotherapy, Mucolytics and Airway Adjuncts.- Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System.- Bronchoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit.- Tracheostomy and Mini-Tracheostomy.- Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation.


From the reviews: "This multiauthored review of respiratory critical care is part of the Competency-Based Critical Care series. A concise discussion of key topics in respiratory management is provided. Students, trainees, and allied health personnel will be attracted to this brief work originating from authors in the United Kingdom. ! Chapters are concise, with good quality illustrations and excellent line drawings. ! This is an excellent summary of pulmonary facets of critical care. ! This is a good introduction for junior members of the ICU team." (David J. Dries, Doody's Review Service, January, 2010)

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