Category: Oxford Handbook Of Respiratory Medicine

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 67 – Chest drains Chapter 67 Chest drains P.686 Indications, drain types, complications Chest drain insertion is associated with significant morbidity […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 68 – Pleurodesis Chapter 68 Pleurodesis P.692 Background The aim of pleurodesis is to seal the visceral pleura to the parietal […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 69 – Medical thoracoscopy Chapter 69 Medical thoracoscopy P.696 Thoracoscopy is the procedure of examining the chest wall, parietal pleura, visceral […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 70 – Some diagnostic tests Chapter 70 Some diagnostic tests P.700 Skin prick tests These may be useful in identifying specific […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 65 – Aspiration of pneumothorax Chapter 65 Aspiration of pneumothorax P.680 Indications Primary pneumothorax Consider aspiration if patient breathless and/or pneumothorax […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 66 – Abrams’ pleural biopsy Chapter 66 Abrams’ pleural biopsy P.682 Indications Diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion Abrams’ biopsy is used […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 63 – Bronchoscopy Chapter 63 Bronchoscopy P.666 Indications and risks Bronchoscopy is the procedure of passing a telescope or camera into […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 64 – Thoracentesis Chapter 64 Thoracentesis P.676 Thoracentesis (‘pleural tap’, or pleural fluid aspiration) may be diagnostic or therapeutic. Diagnostic thoracentesis […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 61 – Airway management Chapter 61 Airway management P.660 Call for anaesthetic help early. Patients may require support of their airway […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 4 – Practical procedures > Chapter 62 – Cricothyroidotomy Chapter 62 Cricothyroidotomy P.664 Call for anaesthetic and ENT help. In some situations of upper airway obstruction or […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 3 – Supportive care > Chapter 58 – Smoking cessation Chapter 58 Smoking cessation P.644 Aims and nicotine replacement therapy Smoking is the main cause of chronic […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 3 – Supportive care > Chapter 59 – Palliative care of the chest patient Chapter 59 Palliative care of the chest patient P.650 Pain and dyspnoea Palliative […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 3 – Supportive care > Chapter 60 – Patient financial entitlements Chapter 60 Patient financial entitlements P.654 Patient financial entitlements Patients with chronic lung disease and their […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 3 – Supportive care > Chapter 54 – Inhalers and nebulizers Chapter 54 Inhalers and nebulizers P.620 Background Inhalers There are many different inhaler devices that deliver […]

Authors: Chapman, Stephen; Robinson, Grace; Stradling, John; West, Sophie Title: Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, 1st Edition Copyright ©2005 Oxford University Press > Table of Contents > Part 3 – Supportive care > Chapter 55 – Immunosuppressive drugs Chapter 55 Immunosuppressive drugs P.626 Patient advice and monitoring Immunosuppressive drugs are used mainly in the management […]

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