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Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases: in Two Volumes, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-69524-1
1696 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Crofton and Douglas
Now in its Fifth Edition, Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases has firmly established itself as the leading clinical textbook on diseases of the chest.

Presented, for the first time, as a two-volume set, this classic text has been completely rewritten and greatly expanded. Extensive revisions ensure that these volumes present an up-to-date review of all aspects of lung disease

. The contributions of some 18 leading authorities ensure that each area is comprehensively covered and new to this edition are chapters on the genetics of lung disease, smoking, air pollution, sleep apnoea, diving, lung transplantation and medico-legal aspects. The changes in content reflect the pace of change in the areas concerned not only in terms of understanding of the disease processes but also their treatment. The single chapter on asthma that appeared in previous editions, has now been expanded into three chapters covering epidemiology, mechanisms and management, reflecting the enormous research effort currently underway following a marked increase in the incidence of this disease in recent years.

This new edition continues to provide an excellent reference both for the trainee and specialist in respiratory medicine, as well as the general physician. It will be extremely useful on the ward and in the office, where clinical problems arise and questions are asked which need clear answers.

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1. Development and structure;.

A Seaton.

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2. Functions of the lung;.

A Leitch.

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3. Epidemiology;.

A Seaton.

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4. Lung defences and immunology;.

C Haslett.

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5. Genetics of lung disease;.

J Hopkin.

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6. Clinical Aspects;.

A Seaton.

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7. Diagnositc imaging;.

A Wightman.

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8. Minimally invasive diagnostic procedures;.

D Seaton.

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9. Drugs in lung disease;.

D Seaton.

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10. Smoking;.

Ian Campbell.

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11. Air pollution;.

A Seaton.

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12. Acute upper respiratory tract infection;.

D Seaton.

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13. Pneumonia;.

D Seaton.

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14. Empyema;.

D Seaton.

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15. Lung abscess;.

D Seaton.

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16. Tuberculosis: pathogenesis, epi and prevention;.

A Leitch.

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17. Pulmonary tuberculosis - clinical features;.

A Leitch.

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18. Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis;.

Andrew Seaton.

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19. Mangement of tuberculosis;.

A Leitch.

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20. Opportunistic mycobacterial dieseases;.

A Leitch.

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21. Actinomycotic and fungal dieseases;.

A Seaton.

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22. Parasitic diseases;.

A Seaton.

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23. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases;.

B MacNee.

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24. Respiratory failure;.

B MacNee.

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25. Pulmonary embolism;.

A Seaton.

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26. Pulmonary hypertension;.

A Seaton.

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27. Pulmonary oedema and ARDS;.

C Haslett.

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28. Brochiectasis;.

D Seaton.

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29. Bronchiolar diseases;.

A Seaton.

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30. Cystic fibrosis;.

A Greening.

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31. Cryptogenic fibrosing alycolitis;.

A Seaton.

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32. Asthma - epidemiology;.

P Burney.

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33. Asthma - cellular and humoral mechanisms;.

C Haslett.

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34. Asthma - clinical features;.

A Seaton/ G Crompton.

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35. Management of asthma;.

G Crompton.

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36. Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome;.

A Seaton.

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37. Hypersensitivity lung diseases;.

A Seaton.

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38. Pulmonary cosinophilias;.

A Leitch.

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39. Sarcoidosis;.

A Leitch.

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40. Lymphocytic angiitis and granulomatosis;.

A Seaton.

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41. Lung cancer;.

R Ferguson.

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42. Other lung neoplasms;.

A Seaton.

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43. Diseases of the pleura;.

A Seaton.

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44. Pneumothorax;.

D Seaton.

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45. Chest wall and neuromusular disease;.

A Seaton.

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46. Diaphragmatic disease;.

A Seaton.

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47. Sleep apnoea;.

N Douglas.

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48. Hyperventilation syndromes;.

A Seaton.

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49. Mediastinal disease;.

D Seaton.

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50. Developmental disorders;.

A Seaton.

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51. Other rare lung diseases;.

A Seaton.

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52. Lung disease in the immunosuppressed;.

Andrew Seaton.

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53. Pulmmonary manifestations of systemic disease;.

A Seaton.

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54. Occupational lung diseases;.

A Seaton.

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55. Drug-induced lung diseases;.

A Seaton.

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56. Paediatric influences on adult lung disease;.

G Russell.

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57. Diving and the lung;.

S Watt.

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58. Assisted ventilation;.

J Schnerson.

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59. Lung transplantation;.

T Higgenbottam.

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60. Terminal care;.

D Seaton.

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61. Medico-legal aspects of lung disease;.

A Seaton

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* 15 invited contributors

* 11 completely new chapters

* 2 colour text and illustrations

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It is an admirable and refined work, clearly written, well organised, comprehensive without being exhaustive, and purposefully illustrated, with a clean line... British textbooks tend to replicate the ideal student-teacher relationship, providing distilled knowledge and insight in accessible and often stylish language. This is a fine example.
-Journal of American Medical Association 2001;285:943

To edit a comprehensive textbook that is also a pleasure to read requires knowledge, skill, experience, and wisdom. Respiratory medicine is extremely fortunate to have such an excellent book and our patients will be the beneficiaries. This book is an absolute necessity for anyone working in the area of respiratory medicine.
-Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2001;58:137

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