Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

  • Amy Sutton
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  • ISBN-10: 0780813065
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813069
  • DDC: 616.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, Second Edition provides up-to-date information about infectious, inflammatory, occupational, and other types of respiratory disorders, including influenza, tuberculosis, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, and lung cancer. It describes common symptoms, diagnostic techniques, and the most current pharmacological and surgical treatment options.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Understanding and Preventing Respiratory Problems.
2: How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work.
3: Improving Physical Activity and Lung Function.
4: Factors That Affect Respiratory System Function.
5: Toxins, Pollutants, and Respiratory Diseases.
6: Avoiding Smoke Exposure.
7: Preventing Indoor Air Pollution.
8: Outdoor Air Pollution: Minimizing the Effects.
9: Statistics and Research on Respiratory Disorders.
10: Infectious Respiratory Disorders.
11: Preventing Infectious Diseases.
12: Colds.
13: Influenza.
14: Otitis Media.
15: Pertussis.
16: Pneumonia.
17: Sinusitis.
18: Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat) and Tonsillitis.
19: Tuberculosis.
20: Other Viral Respiratory Infections.
21: Fungal Infections That Cause Respiratory Complications.
22: Inhalation Anthrax.
23: Inflammatory Respiratory Disorders.
24: Asthma.
25: Bronchiectasis.
26: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
27: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
28: Interstitial Lung Disease.
29: Occupational Lung Disorders.
30: Pleural Effusion and Pleurisy (Pleuritis).
31: Sarcoidosis.
32: Other Conditions That Affect Respiration.
33: Cystic Fibrosis.
34: Lung Cancer.
35: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).
36: Neuromuscular and Kidney Diseases That Impact Lung Function.
37: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (Pickwickian Syndrome).
38: Pulmonary Edema.
39: Pulmonary Embolism.
40: Pulmonary Hypertension.
41: Traumatic Lung Disorders.
42: Pediatric Respiratory Disorders.
43: Asthma in Children.
44: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
45: Croup.
46: Human Metapneumovirus.
47: Interstitial Lung Disease in Children.
48: Meconium Aspiration.
49: Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Newborn.
50: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Bronchiolitis).
51: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
52: Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn.
53: Diagnosing and Treating Respiratory Disorders.
54: Health Care Professionals Who Treat Respiratory Disorders.
55: Overview of Pulmonary Function Tests and Spirometry.
56: Blood Gases Test.
57: Bronchoscopy.
58: Chest CT Scan.
59: Chest MRI.
60: Chest X-Ray.
61: Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan.
62: Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis.
63: Thoracentesis.
64: Tuberculin Tests.
65: Other Respiratory Disorder Tests.
66: Medicines for Respiratory Symptoms.
67: Asthma Medications: Overview of Long-Term Control and Quick-Relief Medications.
68: Corticosteroids for Asthma Treatment.
69: Oxygen Therapy.
70: Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
71: Lung Surgery.
72: Lung Transplant Surgery.
73: Living with Chronic Respiratory Problems.
74: Living with Asthma.
75: Following an Asthma Action Plan.
76: Aging and Asthma Care.
77: Preparing for Emergency Care If You Have a Respiratory Disease.
78: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler.
79: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler.
80: Using a Peak Flow Meter.
81: Living with Dyspnea.
82: Tips for Using Oxygen and Nebulizers.
83: Breathing Right during Colder Months.
84: Caring for a Child with Asthma.
85: Additional Help and Information.
86: Glossary of Terms Related to Respiratory Disorders.
87: Directory of Organizations That Help People with Respiratory Disorders.