Clinical Practice Manual for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 Critical Care, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Clinical Practice Manual for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Jan 112020
 

Clinical Practice Manual for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, by Judd W. Landsberg, MD, is a unique point-of-care manual that provides essential information on managing inpatients and outpatients with common, serious respiratory and internal medicine presentation and problems. Easy-to-follow diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms are accompanied by case-based illustrations encountered on a daily basis by attendings, fellows, residents, and students. The bulleted format, concise approach, and familiar examples provide a framework for effective teaching, learning, and patient care.

    • Identifies common but important misconceptions that are regularly encountered in pulmonary and critical care training.
    • Uses a concise, bulleted format throughout, helping you find key information quickly.
    • Illustrates cases with primary data such as x-rays, monitor strips, ventilator wave forms, and other familiar documentation.
    • Helps you develop your ability to effectively explain your thought process in the clinical setting to other practitioners at the bedside.
    • Serves as a ‘teachers guide’ for clinician educators, organizing topics in an easy to teach fashion, amenable to ‘chalk talks’ and bedside didactics
    • Provides focused discussions of basic physiology and pathophysiology related to pulmonary and critical care medicine.
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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: Santosh Dhungana, MD (Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine)
Description: This is a point-of-care manual with essential information on managing patients with pulmonary diseases as well as medically critically ill patients. The book is a collection of decades of teaching wisdom from Dr. Landsberg that incorporates unique factoids and algorithms that are rarely found in other textbooks. The accompanying website provides access to all the chapters and images in a well-known format.
Purpose: According to the preface, this book represents teaching materials and illustrative cases that the author has compiled and refined over more than a decade. It incorporates diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for common diseases encountered in the ICU and in pulmonary medicine, addresses common misconceptions, discusses basic pathophysiology, and provides illustrative cases to help get the message across. These are worthy objectives, and the book does meet most of them by providing a concise, portable, yet comprehensive review of topics that are difficult to grasp and fraught with misconception in this field.
Audience: The book is written primarily for physicians in training, including residents and fellows in pulmonary and critical care medicine. However, it should be equally useful to medical students and as a refresher to practicing pulmonologists, intensivists, and internists who take care of patients with respiratory ailments and critical illness. Dr. Landsberg has taught and practiced the specialty for decades in a premier American institution.
Features: The book is divided into pulmonary and critical care sections. The pulmonary section covers the approach to hypoxemia, hypercapnia, ventilatory failure, pulmonary function testing, chest imaging, dyspnea, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation, lung cancer, aspergillus lung disease, cough, sarcoidosis, venous thromboembolic disease, pneumothorax and parenchymal lung disease. The critical care portion covers shock, noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, hemoptysis, electrolyte regulation, altered mental status, diabetic emergencies, advanced care planning, and code discussion in the ICU. It also has other high-yield topics like bronchiectasis, pneumonia, pleural effusion, etc. The unique features of this book are the concise presentation, bulleted format, discussion of common misconceptions, ample diagnostic and management algorithms, common questions on the topic from learners, and case vignettes. Rarely found in other books, these features really magnify the impact of the book on learners. A few shortcomings include poorly formatted pictures from patients’ charts and the extremely small font used in certain pictures and algorithms. Even though several topics in pulmonary and critical care medicine are missing, the book doesn’t set out to be a comprehensive textbook on the subject and hence remains immensely valuable.
Assessment: This point-of-care, portable manual on the most common problems encountered in pulmonary and critical care medicine is intended to enforce certain key concepts and clear up common misconceptions, not be a comprehensive textbook. This is one of the most unique and high-yield writing on this topic that I have come across, by an author who is obviously a very astute clinician and an expert in his field. I highly recommend this book to every internal medicine resident and pulmonary/critical care fellow in training.
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Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care

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Dec 112019
 

A concise review of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A special PDA version of Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care is also available.
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Diseases of the Central Airways: A Clinical Guide (Respiratory Medicine)

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Nov 112019
 

This book explores the non-interventional aspects of interventional pulmonology, focusing on diseases of the central airways. As the field of bronchology and interventional pulmonology expands, newer conditions involving the central airways are being recognized with increasing frequency. Current literature has mainly focused on technical aspects of the subspecialty, but this book illuminates what else interventional pulmonology has to offer the pulmonologist, including diagnosis and alternate therapeutic options. Diseases of the Central Airways: A Clinical Guide presents techniques for the diagnoses, management and treatment of patients with intriguing central airway conditions such as: black bronchoscopy, tracheobronchomalacia, endobronchial tuberculosis, and tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica. In-depth chapters are written by international experts and are up-to-date and comprehensive reviews. This important new book will contribute significantly to the welfare of patients with lung ailments of the central airways. ​

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ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 3rd Edition

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Nov 112019
 

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, now in its third edition, is a concise, compact and
easy-to-read guide to each of the key areas in respiratory medicine. Its 20 sections, written by clinicians and researchers at the forefront of the field, explain the structure and function of the respiratory system, its disorders and how to treat them.

The Handbook is a must-have for anyone who intends to remain up to date in the field, and to have within arm’s reach a reference that covers everything from the basics to the latest developments in respiratory medicine.

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Respiratory Medicine and Science (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

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Nov 092019
 

This is the book that provides expert advice on the clinical aspects of respiratory disorders. The exemplary topics are obstructive sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, angiological sequelae of sarcoidosis, or epidemiology of seasonal influenza epidemics. The emphasis is placed on the pathogenetic aspects, and the relevance and translational potential of experimental studies. The book also presents the latest trends having to with more accessible and personalized health care for chronically ill aged persons, stressing the importance of the mental and emotional sphere in upholding the feeling of life satisfaction. The entwinement of pathophysiological processes raises the issue of the development of individualized and targeted therapeutic management strategies. Clinical practitioners should liaise with medical researchers on the design and execution of investigations to enhance translational power of basic science findings. The book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, health care providers, and other medical professionals.

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Acute Respiratory Infections

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Nov 012019
 

Respiratory tract infections (Rtis) are the most common acute medical problem encountered in primary care. Not only are Rtis very common, the spectrum of disease is wide. Clinical management differs according to the characteristics of the infected host and infecting pathogen. Despite these features, there are currently no pocketbooks that bring together clinically relevant information on this broad and important subject area in an accessible and practical manner.
This pocketbook offers a concise companion for health care professionals who manage patients with acute lung infections. The book covers aspects related to the diagnosis and initial management of these patients, with attention to specific infections which are notable for being difficult to manage, common or of particular clinical importance. The book will appeal to a wide variety of professionals in acute medicine, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, primary care, and other internal medicine specialties.

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Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology

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Oct 202019
 

This book consists of 23 essays about prominent people and events in the history of respiratory physiology. It provides a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology starting with Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology. The volume covers every aspect of the evolution of this important area of knowledge: pulmonary circulation, Boyle’s Law, pulmonary capillaries and alveoli, morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventilation, and comparative physiology. The book emphasizes societal and philosophical aspects of the history of science. Although it concentrates on physiology, it also describes how cultural movements, such as The Enlightenment, shaped the researchers discussed.

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MKSAP 17 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Dec 012018
 

The 17th edition of Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP (R) 17) is specifically intended for physicians who provide personal, nonsurgical care to adults. Included are: general internists and primary care physicians; subspecialists who need to remain up-to-date in internal medicine; residents preparing for the Certification Exam in internal medicine; physicians preparing for the Maintenance of Certification Exam in internal medicine.

The learning objectives of MKSAP (R) 17 are to:Close gaps between actual care in your practice and preferred standards of care, based on best evidence.Diagnose disease states that are less common and sometimes overlooked and confusing.Improve management of comorbid conditions that can complicate patient care.Determine when to refer patients for surgery or care by subspecialists.Pass the ABIM Certification Examination and the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination.MKSAP (R) 17 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine includes coverage of pulmonary diagnostic tests, asthma, COPD, diffuse parenchymal lung disease, pleural disease, pulmonary thromboembolism, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, sleep medicine, high-altitude illness, respiratory failure, shock, mechanical ventilation, sepsis, anaphylaxis, and delirium. It includes 108 multiple-choice questions.

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Revision Notes for the Respiratory Medicine Specialty Certificate Examination (Oxford Higher Specialty Training)

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Jun 202018
 

The newly introduced Specialty Certificate Examinations are a compulsory component of assessment for all UK medical trainees and represent the final examination barrier before getting the certificate of completion of training. This book provides a unique exam-specific revision guide for the Respiratory specialty certificate exam.

Comprising of best of five test multiple choice questions and revision notes to facilitate targeted study, Revision Notes for the Respiratory Medicine Specialty Certificate Examination is the only book you need to prepare for this important examination. Questions are based around clinical scenarios and supplemented with images of radiological investigations such as x-rays, and lung function tests. Each question is structured as in the exam itself.

The second half of the book comprises of a series of tutorials covering key areas and difficult concepts assessed in the examination including respiratory infection, respiratory malignancy, industrial lung disease, sleep disorders, standard respiratory tests and medical statistics. The combined approach allows trainees to become acquainted with the “best of five” format and facilitate recognition of areas of weakness and targeted study.

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Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, 7th Edition (February 2018 Release)

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Jun 202018
 

With an emphasis on the pathophysiologic basis of pulmonary disease, Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, 7th Edition, by Drs. Steven E Weinberger, Barbara A Cockrill, and Jess Mandel, provides a superbly illustrated introduction to this fast-changing field. This essential text employs a concise and understandable approach, integrating clinical topics with underlying physiologic, pathophysiologic, and basic science concepts critical for medical students, trainees, and those looking for a practical update on both acute and chronic pulmonary diseases

  • Offers access to extensive online resources, including author commentaries, video clips, audio recordings of lung sounds, and 200 case-based self-assessment questions – covering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and arterial blood gas testing and modeled after the USMLE exam.
  • Discusses therapeutic strategies, including the available evidence for assessing relative benefits, harms, and costs, where appropriate.
  • Provides an excellent visual basis for understanding and interpreting pulmonary disease with easy-to-understand anatomic illustrations and accompanying radiologic and pathophysiologic images.

    • Covers all that’s new in the field, including new CT lung cancer screening guidelines; new concepts in the pathogenesis of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and other pulmonary diseases; and evolving therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and advanced lung cancer.
    • Features updated information on the expanded use of advanced interventional pulmonology (bronchoscopic) procedures, improvements in precision treatment of lung tumors based on genetic profiles, and new and emerging infections with respiratory involvement.
    • Covers hot topics such as lung tumor treatment, including use of genetic markers and immunotherapy; lung cancer screening reflecting the latest guidelines on who, how, and when to screen; and newer bronchoscopic procedures, such as navigational bronchoscopy.

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