Principles of Respiratory Medicine

Editors: Farokh Erach Udwadia, Zarir F Udwadia, Anirudh F Kohli, Khyati Shah

Principles of Respiratory Medicine is a comprehensive text written by three distinguished physicians who have practiced respiratory medicine for several decades in India. The authors have not compromised on the generally accepted description of respiratory diseases common to the affluent West and to poor developing countries. Their special emphasis is, however, on respiratory diseases peculiar to India and other tropical countries.

The text, divided into twenty-two sections and extremely well-illustrated, succeeds in giving a comprehensive view of different respiratory diseases as observed in India and other tropical countries. A highlight of the book is the discussion on the threat of pulmonary tuberculosis and its unsolved challenges. The epidemiology, the subtle variation in clinical presentation, and the natural history of respiratory diseases in regional contexts have been clearly emphasized. In these respects, this book differs significantly from the many books on respiratory diseases written by western authors and is a landmark book not only in India but perhaps also in Southeast Asia.

The book should be of considerable interest to students, consultants, and pulmonologists in India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and to professional colleagues in the West.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Imaging Techniques and Imaging of the Chest
Chapter 2: Mechanics of Ventilation
Chapter 3: Gas Exchange in the Lung
Chapter 4: Acid-base Balance and Control of Ventilation
Chapter 5: Pulmonary Circulation
Chapter 6: Respiratory Muscle Function Testing
Chapter 7: Pulmonary Function Testing
Chapter 8: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
Chapter 9: Cough
Chapter 10: Hemoptysis
Chapter 11: Dyspnea
Chapter 12: Chest Pain or Discomfort
Chapter 13: Clinical Examination of the Respiratory System
Chapter 14: Introduction, History, and Epidemiology
Chapter 15: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Chapter 16: Multidrug-resistant and Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
Chapter 17: HIV-TB Coinfection
Chapter 18: Novel Technologies for TB Diagnosis
Chapter 19: Community-acquired Pneumonia
Chapter 20: Nonbacterial Pneumonia
Chapter 21: Pneumonia in the Non-HIV Immunocompromised Patient
Chapter 22: Nosocomial Pneumonia
Chapter 23: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections
Chapter 24: Bronchiectasis
Chapter 25: Lung Abscess
Chapter 26: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Chapter 27: Antibiotic Resistance and its Management
Chapter 28: HIV and the Lung
Chapter 29: Helminthic Lung Diseases
Chapter 30: Pulmonary Manifestations of Protozoal Infections
Chapter 31: Pulmonary Involvement in Fulminant Systemic Tropical Infections
Chapter 32: Asthma: Introduction, Epidemiology and Etiopathogenesis
Chapter 33: Asthma: Clinical Features and Diagnosis
Chapter 34: Asthma: Management
Chapter 35: Asthma: Special Types
Chapter 36: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Epidemiology, Etiopathogenesis, Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Imaging
Chapter 37: Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 38: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Management
Chapter 39: Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter 40: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Chapter 41: Bronchiolitis
Chapter 42: Oxygen Therapy
Chapter 43: Lung Cancer and Other Lung Tumors
Chapter 44: Interstitial Lung Disease: Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia
Chapter 45: Sarcoidosis
Chapter 46: Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Chapter 47: Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis and Other Rare Diffuse Lung Diseases
Chapter 48: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Chapter 49: Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Chapter 50: Pulmonary Vasculitis
Chapter 51: Pulmonary Hypertension
Chapter 52: Pulmonary Embolism
Chapter 53: Acute Respiratory Failure in Adults
Chapter 54: Airway Management
Chapter 55: Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 56: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 57: Pulmonary Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders
Chapter 58: Pulmonary Manifestations of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases
Chapter 59: Pulmonary Manifestations of Renal Disease
Chapter 60: Pulmonary Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 61: Pulmonary Manifestations in Obstetric and Gynecological Conditions
Chapter 62: Pleural Effusions, Empyema
Chapter 63: Pneumothorax
Chapter 64: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Chapter 65: Diseases of the Mediastinum
Chapter 66: Common Occupational Lung Diseases
Chapter 67: Environmental Pollution*
Chapter 68: Inhalational Lung Injury
Chapter 69: Clinical Disorders at High Altitude
Chapter 70: Adverse Drug Reactions on the Lung
Chapter 71: Trauma to the Chest
Chapter 72: Chest Wall Disorders
Chapter 73: Central Nervous System and Neuromuscular Disorders Involving the Respiratory System
Chapter 74: Sleep-related Breathing Disorders