Textbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vols 1-2

SK Jindal

Salient Features

  • Divided into two volumes containing 163 chapters in total.
  • Completely revised edition with updated information, referenced with most recent citations.
  • Specifically focuses on pathophysiology, pulmonary interventions, newer diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities.
  • Contains separate sections on respiratory history, physiology, pharmacology, radiology and diagnostic techniques.
  • Includes chapters on pulmonary perspectives such as history, ethics and economics.
  • Aims to provide comprehensive but concise information, using a large number of tables, figures and flow charts.
  • The chapters are written by over 200 contributors from different countries, including India, America, Europe, South Africa, Japan, and Middle East.
  • Useful to the educators, pulmonologists, intensivists, thoracic surgeons, pediatricians, clinical practitioners, who are treating the patients with lung involvement; and also for the postgraduate students.


Includes Volume 1 and 2

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: History of Respiratory Medicine
Chapter 2: Anatomy and Architecture: A Clinical Perspective
Chapter 3: Lung Development
Chapter 4: Genomics of Lung Diseases
Chapter 5: Applied Respiratory Physics
Chapter 6: Respiratory Function and Mechanics
Chapter 7: Gas and Fluid Exchange in the Lung
Chapter 8: Tissue Oxygenation
Chapter 9: Respiratory Physiology in Specific Physiological States
Chapter 10: Mechanisms of Dyspnea in Respiratory Diseases
Chapter 11: Surfactant
Chapter 12: Respiratory Defenses and Immunology
Chapter 13: Antimicrobial Agents
Chapter 14: Immunosuppressant Drugs
Chapter 15: Cough in the Adult
Chapter 16: Hemoptysis
Chapter 17: Dyspnea
Chapter 18: Wheeze and Respiratory Disease
Chapter 19: History and Physical Examination
Chapter 20: Microbiological Approach to Respiratory Infections
Chapter 21: Systematic Approach to Interpretation of Plain Chest Radiographs
Chapter 22: Systematic Approach to Interpretation of CT of the Chest
Chapter 23: Pulmonary Function Tests
Chapter 24: Respiratory Muscle Function
Chapter 25: Respiratory Disability and Preoperative Evaluation
Chapter 26: Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases and Acid-base Abnormalities
Chapter 27: Nuclear Imaging in Pulmonary Medicine
Chapter 28: Role of Cytology in Lung Lesions
Chapter 29: Bronchoscopy
Chapter 30: Interventional Bronchoscopy
Chapter 31: Thoracoscopy
Chapter 32: Epidemiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Trends in Disease Burden
Chapter 33: Risk Factors for Tuberculosis
Chapter 34: Mycobacteria: An Overview
Chapter 35: Immunology and Pathogenesis
Chapter 36: Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Clinical Features and Diagnosis
Chapter 37: Molecular Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 38: Management of Tuberculosis
Chapter 39: Antitubercular Drugs
Chapter 40: Historical and Nonpharmacological Management of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Chapter 41: Prevention of Tuberculosis
Chapter 42: Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
Chapter 43: Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis
Chapter 44: Treatment of Tuberculosis in Special Situations
Chapter 45: Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Chapter 46: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases
Chapter 47: Community-acquired Pneumonia
Chapter 48: Pulmonary Fungal Infections
Chapter 49: Pulmonary Mycetoma
Chapter 50: Nosocomial Pneumonia
Chapter 51: Viral Pneumonias
Chapter 52: Pulmonary Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Chapter 53: Lung Abscess
Chapter 54: Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter 55: Rare Respiratory Infections
Chapter 56: Parasitic Lung Diseases
Chapter 57: Anaerobic Bacterial Infections of Lungs and Pleura
Chapter 58: Bronchial Asthma: Epidemiology
Chapter 59: Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma and Comorbidities
Chapter 60: Asthma Diagnosis
Chapter 61: Airway Inflammation and Remodeling
Chapter 62: Control and Management of Stable Asthma
Chapter 63: Acute Asthma Exacerbations
Chapter 64: Immunotherapy and Immunomodulators for Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma
Chapter 65: Allergen Desensitization
Chapter 66: Patient Education in Asthma
Chapter 67: Pharmacotherapy of Bronchial Asthma
Chapter 68: Childhood Asthma
Chapter 69: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Chapter 70: Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 71: Risk Factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 72: Pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 73: Pulmonary Function Testing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 74: Systemic Manifestations and Comorbidities
Chapter 75: Role of Infections in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 76: Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 77: Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 78: End-of-life Communication and Palliative Care in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 79: Smoking/Tobacco Control
Chapter 80: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Chapter 81: Bullous Lung Diseases
Chapter 82: Upper and Central Airway Obstruction
Chapter 83: An Introduction to Interstitial Lung Diseases
Chapter 84: Pathology of Interstitial Lung Diseases
Chapter 85: Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Chapter 86: Sarcoidosis
Chapter 87: Pulmonary Eosinophilic Disorders
Chapter 88: Infiltrative and Deposition Diseases
Chapter 89: Bronchiolitis
Chapter 90: Outdoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Health
Chapter 91: Risk Factors for Respiratory Diseases: Indoor Air Pollution
Chapter 92: Climate Change and Lung Disease: With Special Focus on Developing Countries
Chapter 93: High-altitude Problems
Chapter 94: Aviation and Space Travel
Chapter 95: Diving Medicine
Chapter 96: Lung Disease in Coal Workers
Chapter 97: Silicosis
Chapter 98: Berylliosis
Chapter 99: Metal-induced Lung Disease
Chapter 100: Health Risks of Asbestos Fiber Inhalation
Chapter 101: Occupational Asthma
Chapter 102: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Chapter 103: Toxic Inhalations and Thermal Lung Injuries
Chapter 104: Drug-induced Respiratory Disease
Chapter 105: Epidemiology and Etiopathogenesis of Lung Cancer
Chapter 106: Pathology of Lung Tumors
Chapter 107: Lung Cancer: Clinical Manifestations
Chapter 108: Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer
Chapter 109: Approach to Management of Lung Cancer in India
Chapter 110: Targeted Agents for Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
Chapter 111: Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasm of Lungs
Chapter 112: Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Chapter 113: Mediastinal Anatomy and Disorders
Chapter 114: Diseases of the Chest Wall
Chapter 115: Diseases of Diaphragm
Chapter 116: Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (Pulmonary Vasculitis and Other Causes)
Chapter 117: Pulmonary Hypertension: A Third World Perspective
Chapter 118: Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Chapter 119: Pulmonary Vascular Malformations
Chapter 120: Approach to Respiratory Sleep Disorders
Chapter 121: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Chapter 122: Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome
Chapter 123: Respiratory Failure
Chapter 124: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Chapter 125: Sepsis
Chapter 126: Nonpulmonary Critical Care
Chapter 127: Critical Care in Nonpulmonary Conditions: Poisoning, Envenomation and Environmental Injuries
Chapter 128: Cardiac Arrhythmias
Chapter 129: Cardiogenic Shock and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Chapter 130: Pulmonary Hypertension in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 131: Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 132: Noninvasive Ventilation
Chapter 133: Blood Gas Monitoring
Chapter 134: Cutaneous Capnography
Chapter 135: Role of Ultrasonography in Critical Care Medicine
Chapter 136: Interpretation of Chest X-rays in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 137: Right Heart Catheterization
Chapter 138: Nutritional Management and General Care in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 139: Management of Complex Airways Diseases
Chapter 140: Analgesia and Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 141: Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 142: Extracorporeal Life Support for Severe Acute Respiratory Failure
Chapter 143: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Chapter 144: Pleura: Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 145: Approach to Pleural Effusion
Chapter 146: Tubercular Pleural Effusion
Chapter 147: Parapneumonic Effusion and Empyema
Chapter 148: Malignant Pleural Effusions and Pleurodesis
Chapter 149: Pneumothorax
Chapter 150: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Chapter 151: Pulmonary Involvement in Connective Tissue Diseases
Chapter 152: Cardiovascular and Neuromuscular Diseases
Chapter 153: Endocrinal, Gastrointestinal, Hepatic and Renal Disorders
Chapter 154: Pulmonary Involvement in Tropical Diseases
Chapter 155: Pulmonary Diseases in Pregnancy
Chapter 156: Rare Lung Diseases
Chapter 157: Ethics in Respiratory Care
Chapter 158: End-of-life Care
Chapter 159: Health Economics of Pulmonary Care
Chapter 160: Surgery for Tuberculosis and Infective Lung Conditions
Chapter 161: Thoracic Trauma
Chapter 162: Imaging for Chest Trauma
Chapter 163: Lung Transplantation