The Respiratory System at a Glance, 5th Edition
Respiratory System at a Glance is a comprehensive guide to normal lung structure and function and associated pathophysiology, featuring key information on all major respiratory disorders.
As per the familiar, easy-to-use ‘at a Glance’ format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread, with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams that encapsulate essential knowledge. This ‘one-stop’ resource has been revised and updated for this 5thedition to include recent advances in our understanding and/or treatment of asthma, COPD, pulmonary vasculitis, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, respiratory infections (including COVID-19), and the most recent national clinical management guidelines.
The accompanying website includes self-assessment case studies, flashcards and MCQs to support learning or for review.
Respiratory System at a Glance also provides information on:
- Structure and function of the respiratory system, the thoracic cage and respiratory muscles, gas laws, diffusion, and elastic forces
- Acid-base balance and disorders, control of breathing through chemical and neural mechanisms, and pulmonary circulation and ventilation-perfusion matching
- Exercise, altitude, and diving, complications of development and congenital disease, lung defense mechanisms, and immunology of the lungs
- Public health and smoking, respiratory failure, and the pathophysiology and management of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory disorders
With accompanying self-assessment clinical cases and multiple-choice questions, The Respiratory System at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a respiratory module or rotation, and will appeal to medical students and junior doctors, as well as nurses, dentists, physiotherapists, technicians, and biomedical scientists.
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