Evidence-Based Respiratory Medicine

  • Edited by Peter G. Gibson
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This title is the first major evidence-based text in adult respiratory medicine. It presents a comprehensive, authoritative summary of the best treatments for the major respiratory diseases. It is compiled by specialists from the Cochrane Airways Management Group. Easy-to-use format, with key clinical implications are summarised in each chapter. It is kept up-to-date online. Compiled by specialists from the Cochrane Collaboration Airways management Group, "Evidence-Based Respiratory Medicine" is the first major evidence-based text in adult respiratory medicine.Providing a comprehensive summary of the best treatments for the most important respiratory diseases, some of the world's leading physicians review the evidence for a broad range of treatments using evidence-based principles. Essential information is presented in an easy-to-understand format, with the most important clinical implications summarised in each chapter. "Evidence-Based Respiratory Medicine" tackles the big clinical questions in diagnosis and treatment, presenting treatment options which take into account the individual patient's needs. "Evidence-Based Series: Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine", part of the acclaimed series BMJ Evidence-based medicine textbooks that have revolutionised clinical medicine literature, comes with a fully searchable CD-ROM of the whole text.
Contributors.Acknowledgement to Cochrane Library..1 Practising evidence-based respiratory medicine.1.1 Introduction.1.2 Diagnostic strategies.1.2.1 Presenting symptoms.1.2.2 Lung function testing.1.2.3 Chest radiographic and CT patterns.1.2.4 Diagnostic strategies in pulmonary embolism: an evidence-based approach.1.2.5 Screening for lung cancer.1.3 Therapeutics: general issues.1.3.1 Adherence and self-management.1.3.2 Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis.1.3.3 Helping people to stop smoking..2 Asthma.2.1 Acute exacerbations.2.2 Chronic therapy: beta-agonists - short-acting, long-acting beta2-agonists.2.3 Inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of asthma.2.4 Anti-leukotrienes.2.5 Asthma education..2.6 Non-pharmacological and complementary interventions to manage asthma.2.7 Difficult asthma.2.8 Novel therapies in asthma: long-acting beta2-agonists/inhaled corticosteroids..3 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.3.1 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - acute exacerbations.3.2 Anticholinergic bronchodilators in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease therapy.3.3 Inhaled corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.3.4 Combination of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta2-agonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.3.5 Systemic corticosteroids in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.3.6 Lung volume reduction..4 Infection.4.1 Bronchitis and sinusitis.4.2 Community-acquired pneumonia.4.3 Pulmonary tuberculosis.4.4 Influenza: vaccination and treatment.4.5 Bronchiectasis.4.6 Adult cystic fibrosis.4.7 Antibiotics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis..5 Respiratory failure/sleep disordered breathing.5.1 Respiratory rehabilitation.5.2 Non-invasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure.5.3 Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in stable patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. What is the evidence?.5.4 The treatment of the obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome.5.5 Long-term oxygen therapy for chronic respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease..6 Diffuse lung disease/pleural disease/thromboembolism.6.1 Diffuse lung disease.6.1.1 The treatment of cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis.6.1.2 Evidence-based approach to treatment of sarcoidosis.6.1.3 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.6.2 Pleural disease.6.3 Therapy of pulmonary thromboembolism: an evidence-based approach.6.4 Pulmonary hypertension.Index.
Uitgavejaar 2007
ISBN 9780470987377
Verschijningsdatum 1 okt. 2007
Omvang 608
Auteur(s) Edited by Peter G. Gibson
Taal Engels
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