Challenging Cases in Pulmonology

Challenging Cases in Pulmonology

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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).Table 15.2 Differences between sarcoidosis and tuberculosis Features Tuberculosis Sarcoidosis Age (years) 20a€“50 Fever, weight loss Common Rare % RYTHEMAaamp;#0;NODOSUM 5NCOMMON Common 5VEITIS 5NCOMMON Common Skinanbsp;...

Title:Challenging Cases in Pulmonology
Author:Massoud Mahmoudi
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-11-27


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