Part I -Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the LungChapter 1- Allergic AsthmaThomas L. Mertz, DO., PharmD. and Timothy J. Craig, DOChapter 2- Allergic Bronchopulmonary AspergillosisNelson Ferrer, MD, Samuel Krachman, DO, Gilbert D'Alonzo, DO Chapter 3- Hypersensitivity pneumonitisRachna Shah, MD., Leslie Grammer, MDChapter 4- Pulmonary Eosinophilic ConundrumsRokhsara Rafii, MD, MPH, Nicholas J. Kenyon, MD, and Samuel Louie, MDPart II- Occupational Lung DiseasesChapter 5- Occupational Asthma To Low and High Molecular Weight AgentsJonathan A. Bernstein, MDChapter 6- Malignant Pleural MesotheliomaTobias Peikert, MD and James R. Jett, MDPart III- Infectious diseases of the LungsChapter7- Pneumonia Leah Chernin, DO., David Swender, DO., Haig Tcheurekdjian, MDChapter 8- Tuberculosis in Immunocompromised HostsStratos Christianakis M.D., Josh Banerjee, M.D.,MPH, James Kim, M.D., and Brenda E. Jones Part IV- Obstructive Lung DiseasesChapter 9-AsthmaNeil Baman, MD and Timothy J. Craig, DOChapter 10- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Conundrums Heba Ismail, MD, Andrew Chan, MB., Ch.B, and Samuel Louie, MDPart V- Pulmonary Vascular DiseasesChapter 11- Pulmonary HypertensionIrene Swift, MD., Sheila Weaver, DO, and Gilbert D'Alonzo, DO Chapter 12-Pulmonary EmbolismAmita Vasoya, DO,and Thomas F. Morley, DOChapter 13-Pulmonary Vasculitis ConundrumsMatthew Sisitki, MD and Samuel Louie, MDPart VI- Chapter 14- Diffuse Parenchymal Lung DiseasesLivia Bratis DO, Thomas F. Morley, DOPart VII- Pulmonary manifestations of Systemic Diseases15-SarcoidosisMassoud Mahmoudi, DO, Ph.D, Om Sharma, MD, Master ACCP16-Cystic fibrosisElliott C Dasenbrook, MD, MHS
From acute respiratory diseases to chronic lung conditions, pulmonology is a vital area of clinical medicine. Due to a wide array of respiratory diseases, clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions can be complex and oftentimes challenging. In addition to recognizing common characteristics of lung diseases, identifying unusual clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions remains an important educational experience. This concise and easy-to-read title provides that experience in practical context, using a case-based system of learning where a unique case is presented and discussed and questions are provided to challenge the learner and reinforce the transmission of knowledge. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology is not an exhaustive review but rather focuses on common and important problems, with emphasis on evaluation and treatment. The book offers 16 chapters consisting of two or more cases followed by five to ten multiple choice questions. A valuable resource for pulmonologists, allergists, primary care physicians, internal medicine, fellows in allergy and pulmonology, and residents in training, this practical title will also be of interest to nurses, physician assistants, and medical students studying pulmonology. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology complements two previously published case-based titles edited by Dr. Mahmoudi: Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (Humana Press, 2009) and Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin (Springer, 2010).
Concise resource and teaching tool containing numerous practical pointsWritten by leading physicians, providing their own opinions based on their experience in clinical practiceCovers full range of common respiratory disorders, with a focus on common, everyday problemsOffers helpful multiple choice questions to reinforce learning