Iatrogenic Thoracic Complications

  • Peter G. Herman

Part of the Radiology of Iatrogenic Disorders book series (IATROGENIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Steven E. Seltzer, Jeffrey D. Goldstein, Peter G. Herman
    Pages 1-26
  3. James E. Pennington, Peter G. Herman
    Pages 35-47
  4. Gale S. Pasternack, Charles F. O’Cain
    Pages 59-77
  5. Jack L. Westcott, Solon Cole
    Pages 79-109
  6. Herman I. Libshitz
    Pages 141-160
  7. John Braver
    Pages 161-174
  8. Michael A. Bettmann
    Pages 175-186
  9. Robert M. Steiner, Gary S. Mintz
    Pages 201-227
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-243

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this series of volumes is to present a comprehensive view of the complications that result from the use of acceptable diagnostic and therapeutic proce­ dures. Individual volumes will deal with iatrogenic complications involving (I) the alimentary system, (2) the urinary system, (3) the respiratory and cardiac systems, (4) the skeletal system and (5) the pediatric patient. The term iatrogenic, derived from two Greek words, means physician-induced. Originally, it applied only to psychiatric disorders generated in the patient by autosug­ gestion, based on misinterpretation of the doctor's attitude and comments. As clinically used, it now pertains to the inadvertent side-effects and complications created in the course of diagnosis and treatment. The classic categories of disease have included: (1) congenital and developmental, (2) traumatic, (3) infectious and inflammatory, (4) metabolic, (5) neoplastic, and (6) degenerative. To these must be added, however, iatrogenic disorders-a major, although generally unacknowledged, source of illness. While great advances in medical care in both diagnosis and therapy have been accom­ few decades, many are at times associated with certain side-effects plished in the past and risks which may result in distress equal to or greater than the basic condition. Iatrogenic complications, which may be referred to as "diseases of medical progress," have become a new dimension in the causation of human disease.

Keywords

Atmen Iatrogene Krankheit Röntgendiagnostik Thoraxorgan /Erkrankung diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter G. Herman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic RadiologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-5446-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-5448-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-5446-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7656
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