Health Reference: Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815378
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815377
  • DDC: 616.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new fourth edition provides updated 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.
Understanding and Preventing Respiratory Problems.
1: How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work.
2: Improving Physical Activity and Lung Function.
3: Factors That Affect Respiratory System Function.
4: Toxins, Pollutants, and Respiratory Diseases.
5: Avoiding Smoke Exposure.
6: Preventing Indoor Air Pollution.
7: Outdoor Air Pollution: Minimizing the Effects.
8: Statistics on Respiratory Disorders.
Infectious Respiratory Disorders.
9: Preventing Infectious Diseases.
10: Colds.
11: Influenza.
12: Pertussis.
13: Pneumonia.
14: Sinusitis (Sinus Infection).
15: Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat) and Tonsillitis.
16: Tuberculosis.
17: Other Viral Respiratory Infections.
18: Fungal Infections That Cause Respiratory Complications.
19: Inhalation Anthrax.
Inflammatory Respiratory Disorders.
20: Asthma.
21: Bronchiectasis.
22: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
23: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
24: Occupational Lung Disorders.
25: Pleural Effusion and Pleurisy (Pleuritis).
26: Pneumoconioses.
27: Sarcoidosis.
Other Conditions That Affect Respiration.
28: Cystic Fibrosis.
29: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
30: Lung Cancer.
31: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).
32: Nasal Polyps.
33: Neuromuscular and Kidney Diseases That Impact Lung Function.
34: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (Pickwickian Syndrome).
35: Pulmonary Edema.
36: Pulmonary Embolism.
37: Pulmonary Hypertension.
38: Traumatic Lung Disorders.
39: Respiratory Conditions in Travelers.
Pediatric Respiratory Disorders.
40: Asthma in Children.
41: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
42: Croup.
43: Human Metapneumovirus.
44: Interstitial Lung Disease in Children.
45: Meconium Aspiration.
46: Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Newborn.
47: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Bronchiolitis).
48: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
49: Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn.
Diagnosing and Treating Respiratory Disorders.
50: Overview of Pulmonary Function Tests and Spirometry.
51: Bronchoscopy.
52: Chest CT Scan.
53: Chest MRI.
54: Chest X-Ray.
55: Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan.
56: Sweat Test For Cystic Fibrosis.
57: Tuberculin Tests.
58: Other Respiratory Disorder Tests.
59: Medicines For Respiratory Symptoms.
60: Asthma Medications: Long-Term Control and Quick-Relief.
61: Corticosteroids For Asthma Treatment.
62: Oxygen Therapy.
63: Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
64: Thoracentesis.
65: Lung Transplant.
66: Complementary Health Approaches for Respiratory Disorders.
67: Healthcare Professionals Who Treat Respiratory Disorders.
Living with Chronic Respiratory Problems.
68: Living with Asthma.
69: Using Devices to Treat Asthma.
70: Lifestyle Modifications for Asthma Control.
71: Living with Dyspnea.
72: Caring for a Child with Asthma.
Additional Help and Information.
73: Glossary of Terms Related to Respiratory Disorders.
74: Directory of Organizations That Help People with Respiratory Disorders.