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ABC of Pleural Diseases

ABC of Pleural Diseases

Najib M. Rahman (Editor), Ian Hunt (Editor), Fergus V. Gleeson (Editor), Nick A. Maskell (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-52710-8

Feb 2018, BMJ Books

88 pages

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Pleural diseases are frequently managed in primary care, but specialist knowledge is required to understand the full variety of presentations and available treatments in this rapidly developing field. ABC of Pleural Diseases is a brand new addition to the ABC Series which takes a unique approach to these conditions by dealing with them as a related group as well as in their individual manifestations.

The book provides a unique and comprehensive overview of pleural disease, beginning with the anatomy and physiology of the pleura. It then covers a wide range of specific conditions in greater detail, including pneumothorax, pleural effusions, pleural infections, as well as chapters on radiology and pathology. Full coverage is given of mesothelioma, the most common pleural cancer.

Written by a team of specialists, this reference guide to pleural diseases is a practical guide for General Practitioners, Junior Doctors, Specialist Nurses, Radiologists and all Healthcare Professionals working within chest medicine.

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Chapter 1: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Anatomy and Physiology of the Pleura

Chapter 2: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Radiology of Pleural Disease

Chapter 3: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Pneumothorax

Chapter 4: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Investigation of pleural effusions

Chapter 5: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Pleural Pathology

Chapter 6: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Unusual Causes of Pleural Disease

Chapter 7: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Pleural Infection


Chapter 9: ABC of Pleural Diseases: MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA

Chapter 10: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Pleural Interventions

Chapter 11: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Medical Thoracoscopy

Chapter 12: ABC of Pleural Diseases: Surgical Management of Pleural Disease