Breathing in America : diseases, progress, and hope /
edited by Dean E. Schraufnagel ; managing editor, Brian Kell ; art director, Dorcas Gelabert ; illustration, Wendolyn B. Hill ; assistant editor, Keely Savoie ; editorial assistant, Blythe Pack.
[New York] : American Thoracic Society, c2010.
xiv, 268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0615380581, 9780615380582
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[New York] : American Thoracic Society, c2010.
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Main Description
Published by the American Thoracic Society, this volume describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find cures. It focuses on the epidemiology of these diseases, how research is finding new texts and treatments, and the challenges for clinicians, researchers, and patients.
Main Description
Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope explores the nature and causes of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders, their prevalence and burden, the benefits research has brought, and the research challenges that remain. Written for educated laypersons, the book presents basic facts about twenty-three different respiratory conditions, features a case study for each condition, and highlights the most promising areas of research. Public health experts; patients and patient advocates; government and community leaders; health reporters; and medical, nursing, and allied health students will get an overview of the most common respiratory disorders, most of which are under-recognized as health problems.
Table of Contents
Editorial Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xii
Major Structures of the Lung: Illustrationp. xiv
To Breathe ...p. 1
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromep. 15
Asthmap. 25
Bronchiectasisp. 37
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)p. 47
Collagen Vascular Lung Diseasep. 57
Cystic Fibrosisp. 67
Environmentally Induced Lung Diseasep. 77
Fungal Lung Diseasep. 89
Interstitial Lung Diseasep. 99
Lung Cancerp. 109
Nontuberculous (Environmental) Mycobacterial Diseasep. 121
Occupational Lung Diseasesp. 131
Pleural Diseasep. 145
Pneumoniap. 155
Pulmonary Embolismp. 165
Pulmonary Hypertensionp. 175
Rare Lung Diseasesp. 185
Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Newbornp. 197
Respiratory Failurep. 207
Sarcoidosisp. 217
Sepsisp. 227
Sleep-Disordered Breathingp. 237
Tuberculosisp. 249
The Challengep. 259
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