Challenging Cases in Pulmonology

  • Massoud Mahmoudi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Lung

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas L. Mertz, Timothy J. Craig
      Pages 3-17
    3. Nelson Ferrer, Samuel Krachman, Gilbert D’Alonzo
      Pages 19-34
    4. Rachna Shah, Leslie Grammer
      Pages 35-44
    5. Rokhsara Rafii, Nicholas J. Kenyon, Samuel Louie
      Pages 45-62
  3. Occupational Lung Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Tobias Peikert, James R. Jett
      Pages 79-91
  4. Infectious Diseases of the Lungs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Leah Chernin, David Swender, Haig Tcheurekdjian
      Pages 95-108
    3. Stratos Christianakis, Josh Banerjee, James S. Kim, Brenda E. Jones
      Pages 109-126
  5. Obstructive Lung Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Neil Baman, Timothy J. Craig
      Pages 129-142
    3. Heba Ismail, Andrew Chan, Samuel Louie
      Pages 143-165
  6. Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Irene Swift, Sheila Weaver, Gilbert D’Alonzo
      Pages 169-186
    3. Amita P. Vasoya, Thomas F. Morley
      Pages 187-205
    4. Matthew Sisitki, Samuel Louie
      Pages 207-230
  7. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Livia Bratis, Thomas F. Morley
      Pages 233-249
  8. Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Massoud Mahmoudi, Om P. Sharma
      Pages 253-274
    3. Elliott C. Dasenbrook
      Pages 275-285
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-296

About this book


From acute respiratory diseases to chronic lung conditions, pulmonology is a vital area of clinical medicine. Due to a wide array of respiratory diseases, clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions can be complex and oftentimes challenging. In addition to recognizing common characteristics of lung diseases, identifying unusual clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions remains an important educational experience. This concise and easy-to-read title provides that experience in practical context, using a case-based system of learning where a unique case is presented and discussed and questions are provided to challenge the learner and reinforce the transmission of knowledge. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology is not an exhaustive review but rather focuses on common and important problems, with emphasis on evaluation and treatment. The book offers 16 chapters consisting of two or more cases followed by five to ten multiple choice questions. A valuable resource for pulmonologists, allergists, primary care physicians, internal medicine, fellows in allergy and pulmonology, and residents in training, this practical title will also be of interest to nurses, physician assistants, and medical students studying pulmonology. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology complements two previously published case-based titles edited by Dr. Mahmoudi: Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (Humana Press, 2009) and Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin (Springer, 2010).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Massoud Mahmoudi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San FranciscoLos GatosUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7097-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7098-5
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