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Pulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology
An Integrated Case-Based Approach
2nd edition
by John West

Pulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology, Second edition presents normal and abnormal pulmonary function in the same case-based format as the first edition.

Each chapter begins with a clinical case study of diseases typically seen by practitioners. The cases are followed by a discussion and breakdown of the physiology, pathophysiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and pathology for each disease, and a question-and-answer section.

This edition has an infectious diseases chapter, updates on asthma pathogenesis and bronchodilators, and user-friendly features such as chapter openers, chapter outlines, "key points" summary boxes, and board-formatted questions and answers.

Contents

  1. Normal physiology: Exercise
  2. Normal physiology: hypoxia
  3. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  4. Asthma
  5. Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
  6. Pulmonary embolism
  7. Pulmonary edema
  8. Coal workers' pneumoconiosis
  9. Acute respiratory failure
  10. Other diseases

Appendices

  • symbols, units, equations, and normal values
  • Answers to questions

Index

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Pulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology
An Integrated Case-Based Approach
2nd edition
by John West

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