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A comprehensive practical resource covering recognition and management of occupational lung disorders. This book is carefully structured to provide the reader with as accessible a text as possible. 'Difficult Cases' provided by leading specialists highlight clinical issues whilst summary boxes facilitate retrieval of key points. Occupational Disorders of the Lung is schematised to present the reader with the main diseases and their industry related disorders. Finally the issues of legislation and information are addressed. This book, written by leading specialists in a new and exciting format, will prove an invaluable addition on any Respiratory Medicine specialist's bookshelf.
• Practical resource to aid management of occupational lung disorders.
• Extensively illustrated.
• Highly structured text to enable information to be easily accessed.
• 'Difficult Cases' illustrating key disorders with History, Issues and Comments from leading specialists.
• Summary Points.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780702025075
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/30/2001
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 8.18(w) x 10.84(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

1. Foreword
Hans Weill
2. Why this book? How to use it
David Hendrick, Sherwood P Burge, William Beckett and Andrew Churg
3. Surveillance: Clinical and Economic Perspectives
Sarah Meredith and Paul Blanc
4. How to take an Occupational Exposure History Relevant to Lung Disease
Sherwood P Burge
5. Asthma
David Hendrick, Sherwood P Burge
Christopher Stenton
7. Toxic Traxheitis, Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis
David A Schwartz
8. Silicosis
Gerald S Davis
9. Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis
Anne Brichet, Sophie Desurmont, Benoit Wallaert
10. Asbestosis
Paul de Vuyst and Pierre Alain Gevenois
11. Pneumoconiosis Due to Minerals Other than Silica, Coal and Asbestos, and to Metals
Douglas Mapel and David Coultas
12. Man-Made Vitreous Fibers
Mark Utell and James Lockley
13. Toxic Pneu7monitis: Chemical Agents
Benoit Nemery
14. Toxic Pneumonitis: 'Organic Agents'
Martin Iversen
15. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Yvon Cormier
16. Tuberculosis
Sherwood P Burge
17. Non-Tuberculous Infections
Edmund Org
18. Sick Building Syndrome
Jouni Jaakkola
19. Miscellaneous Disorders
Dan Banks and David Hendrick
20. Lung Cancer
Michelle Ng Gong and David C Christiani
21. Benign Pleural Disease
Robin Rudd
22. Malignant Mesothelioma
YC Gary Lee, De Klerk, Nicholas Douglas Henderson, A William Musk
23. Asphyxiation
Dennis Shusterman
24. Disorders from Altered Ambient Pressure
Thomas A Dillard and Richard Moon
25. Automotive
Gianna Moscato and C Romano
26. Chemicals and Plastics
Paul Gannon
27. Farming
D Novak
28. Health Care
Sherwood P Burge and Alistair S Robertson
29. Mining
Robert L Cowie
30. Welding
Grant McMillan
31. Imaging
Sue Copely and David Hansell
32. Lung Function Measurement
Jeremy Beach
33. Occupational Hygiene
Susan Woskie and Judy Sparer
34. Mineralogic Analysis of Lung Tissue
Andrew Churg
35. Legislative Controls and Compensation: Asia and Australasia
Malcolm Sim and Wai-On Phoon
36. Legislative Controls and Compensation: Europe and America
Tee Guidotti, Christophe Leroyer, Jean Dominique Dewitte
37. Information Sources and Investigation Centres: Asia/Australasia
Wai-On Phoon and Malcolm Sim
38. Information Technology: Information Sources and Investigation Centres: North America and Europe
Akshay Sood and H Nordma

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