Respiratory disease is a medical
term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues
that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of
the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and
pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. This book has been
designed to deliver the detailed knowledge about the various respiratory
infections including viral, bacterial, and helminthic infections.
The manual provides
practical guidance to health managers whose efforts are crucial to the
achievement of global TB control goals and national targets for case- management
of respiratory conditions. It will also be helpful for health care providers at
both first-level health care facilities and the first referral level.
This guideline offers best practice advice on the care
of adults and children with Respiratory Tract Infections, for whom immediate
antibiotic prescribing is not indicated. This guideline focuses on 5 common
Respiratory Tract Infections: cute otitis media (AOM), acute cough/acute
bronchitis, acute sore throat/acute pharyngitis/acute tonsillitis, acute
rhinosinusitis and the common cold.
Author(s):National Institute for Health
and Clinical Excellence
explains the following topics: The Call For Oxygen, The Access To Oxygen, The
Forces Acting In The Transport Of Oxygen (and C02) Through Living Tissues,
Respiration In Water, Emergency Respiration-the Transition To Air Breathing,
Respiration In Air, The Respiratory Functions Of Blood And Tracheal Respiration
This book covers the following
topics: Structure And Function, Airways And Flow, Blood Vessels And Flow, Lung
Volumes, Blood-flow And Metabolism, Ventilation - Perfusion Relationships,
Oxygen Flux, Carbon Dioxide Transport.
This guide covers
the following topics topics related to Lung Cancer: Prevention, Standards to
improve early diagnosis for lung cancer, Routine indications for imaging,
Surgical Guidelines, Non-surgical Management of Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung
Cancer, Management of Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer,
Management of Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
This note covers the
following topics: mechanics of breathing, regulation and control of breathing,
ventilation, lung volumes and pulmonary function tests, diffusion, perfusion,
gas transport to the periphery, acid-base regulation and respiratory system
Tutorials are linear presentations of concepts with questions interspersed.
Illustrations and animations are used to reinforce the ideas. They are designed
to be the initial introduction to the topic.
This note covers the
following topics: Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, Non Small Cell Lung Carcinoma,
Malignant Mesothelioma, Malignant Pleural Effusion, Lung Metastases, Clinical
Trials, Smoking and Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Radiotherapy, Environmental