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Baum's Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases, 7th Edition                 Editor: James D. Crapo, Jeffrey Glassroth, Joel Karlinsky, and Talmadge E. King
Pages: 1450  Hard Cover
ISBN: 0781737273
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins    2004

Reviewed By: Joseph V. Russo, M.S.

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MedicalScienceBooks.com staff book review:

   The appeal of Baum's Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases has been its comprehensiveness in coverage of a variety of pulmonary conditions.  This was true of its first edition when few texts attempted to be as all- inclusive; and it is true today even as several other major texts are available on the market.  For clinicians, whether primary care or pulmonary specialists, Baum's offers a highly relevant compendium of information regarding pulmonary diseases ranging from different forms of COPD to interstitial & infectious diseases.  The book does not include large amounts of pulmonary physiology or developmental biology.  This information, although highly important in general to pulmonary research, is not as immediately useful in the clinic where time is at a premium.  If one wishes to consult a text about treatment options and basic etiological considerations regarding pulmonary disease, this is the book.

     The book starts with an introductory section that covers necessary information to the diagnosis both general and differential in the patient presenting with respiratory symptoms.  This information includes a section on radiograph interpretation, pulmonary function testing, and an excellent chapter on the applications and interpretation of clinical exercise tests in gaining valuable information about the diagnosis and prognosis of the pulmonary patient. 

     Each section of the book after section I is focused on one of a category of pulmonary diseases.  Besides the standard coverage given to obstructive disorders, sections also exist for neoplastic diseases of the lung and pulmonary vascular disease.  To make this an even more useful tool for the primary care physician who must treat patients with a variety of disorders, a very informative section on the pulmonary manifestations of systemic disease is included.  This is an impressive collection of clinical information that relates how common diseases not often associated with the lungs can effect the respiratory function of the patient.

     For those whose main goal is the rehabilitation of pulmonary patients, especially those with COPD, there is extensive coverage of pulmonary rehabilitation, with chapters dealing with both rehabilitation as an intervention in its own right and one on smoking cessation as its own intervention.  These chapters clearly signify the importance of making a lifestyle change for the patient and the role medical professionals play in this process.  This is very reflective of the shift in emphasis of COPD management to the team approach in which many medical professionals must coordinate the care of the patient in order to make the best rehabilitative effort.

      The editors and contributing authors have made sure that nearly every major clinical topic has been at least mentioned.  There is even mention of some fairly rare conditions in the environmental and occupational lung disease section. Whether for physicians in training such as pulmonary residents, or primary care physicians who deal with a large number of pulmonary complaints each year; this text can serve as a comprehensive clinical guide.  Highly recommended.       

Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the highest):

Organization of information:    4

Usefulness of book:     3

Suitable for intended audience:    4

Authorís objectives met:      4

Significant number of illustrations:     4

Quality of illustrations:   4


Table of Contents:

Section I:  Diagnostic Methods

Chapter 1.     Imaging of Lung Disease

Chapter 2.     Pulmonary Function Testing

Chapter 3.     Clinical Exercise Testing

Chapter 4.     Bronchoscopy

Chapter 5.     Invasive Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures:  Pleural Diagnostic Procedures

Chapter 6.     Preoperative Evaluation and Relation to Postoperative Complications

Section II:  Obstructive Lung Disease

Chapter 7.     Pulmonary Aerosols

Chapter 8.     The Epidemiology of Asthma

Chapter 9.     Pathophysiology of Asthma

Chapter 10.    Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma

Chapter 11.    Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chapter 12.    COPD:  Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Chapter 13.    Cystic Fibrosis

Chapter 14.    Bronchiectasis

Chapter 15.    Smoking Cessation

Chapter 16.    Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Section III:  Infectious Diseases

Chapter 17.    Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Chapter 18.    Pulmonary Infections in the Immunocompromised Host

Chapter 19.    Pulmonary Fungal Infections

Chapter 20.    Pulmonary Infections Caused by Mycobacterial Species

Chapter 21.    Anaerobic and Other Infection Syndromes

Chapter 22.    Pneumonia, Including Community-Acquired and Nosocomial Pneumonia

Section IV:  Inflammatory and Interstitial Diseases

Chapter 23.    Approach to the Patient with Interstitial Lung Disease

Chapter 24.    Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias

Chapter 25.    Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Chapter 26.    Connective Tissue Diseases

Chapter 27.    The Eosinophilic Lung Diseases

Chapter 28.    Systemic Sarcoidosis

Chapter 29.    Bronchiolar Disease and Bronchiolitis Obliterans-Organizing Pneumonia 

Chapter 30.    Pulmonary Vasculitis

Chapter 31.    Alveolar Hemorrhage Syndromes

Chapter 32.    Major Pulmonary Disease Syndromes of Unknown Etiology

Chapter 33.    Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease

Chapter 34.    Radiation-Induced Lung Disease

Section V:  Pulmonary Vascular Diseases 

Chapter 35.    Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Clinical Disorders

Chapter 36.    Presentation and Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolic Disease

Chapter 37.    Management of Pulmonary Thromboembolic Diseases

Chapter 38.    Pulmonary Heart Disease

Section VI:  Neoplastic Diseases

Chapter 39.    Lung Cancer

Chapter 40.    Solitary Pulmonary Nodule and Lung Tumors Other Than Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Chapter 41.    Tumors of the Mediastinum, Pleura, Chest Wall, and Diaphragm

Chapter 42.    Extrapulmonary Syndromes Associated with Tumors of the Lung

Section VII:  Environmental Lung Disease

Chapter 43.    Industrial Hygiene for the Pulmonologist

Chapter 44.    Occupational Lung Diseases Caused by Asbestos, Silica, and Other Silicates

Chapter 45.    Occupational Airway Diseases

Chapter 46.    Occupational Pulmonary Neoplasms

Chapter 47.    Adaptation and Maladaptation to High Altitude

Chapter 48.    Diving Medicine and Near-Drowning

Chapter 49.    Medical Legal Aspects of Environmental/Occupational Disability Evaluation

Section VIII:  Respiratory Failure

Chapter 50.    Acute Respiratory Failure

Chapter 51.    Mechanical Ventilatory Support

Chapter 52.    Weaning from Ventilatory Support

Chapter 53.    Chronic Respiratory Failure and Noninvasive Ventilation

Chapter 54.  Lung Transplantation

Section IX:  Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

Chapter 55.    Immunodeficiency Diseases

Chapter 56.    Pulmonary Complications in Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

Chapter 57.    Hematologic Diseases

Chapter 58.    Renal Diseases

Chapter 59.    Gastroenterologic Diseases

Chapter 60.    Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

Chapter 61.    Neurologic Diseases

Chapter 62.    Skeletal Diseases

Chapter 63.    Dermatologic Diseases

Chapter 64.    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Organs

Section X:  Genetics and Developmental Disorders

Chapter 65.    Genetics of Lung Disease

Chapter 66.    Developmental Anomalies of the Respiratory Tract Manifesting in the Adult

Section XI:  Pleural Diseases

Chapter 67.    Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Pleural Diseases

Chapter 68.    Management of Pleural Diseases

Section XII:  Respiratory Disorders of Sleep

Chapter 69.    Pathophysiology of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Chapter 70.    Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disorders of Sleep


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