Updated to mirror the most recent medical advances and applied sciences within the analysis and remedy of pleural illnesses, this new Second Edition explores the constitution and serve as of those illnesses and malignancies, from tuberculosis and asbestos to pleurisy and pneumothorax. Edited by way of prime foreign experts in pulmonary drugs, this finished advisor is a useful source for pulmonologists, radiologists, and important care physicians.
Pleural sickness, moment Edition highlights:
- molecular and diagnostic approaches
- interventional functions, together with pleural thoracentesis and closed biopsy, chest tube insertion, pleural lavage, clinical thoracoscopy, and VATS
- biomarkers and proteomics
- translational drugs methods, new remedy methodologies, and scientific manifestations
- various diagnostic exams and the significance of scientific evaluate within the differential analysis of a pleural effusion
- new surgical and non-surgical innovations to spot and diagnose pleural ailments, together with: clinical thoracoscopy, pleural lavage, intrapleural fibrinolytics, image-guided
- small bore catheters, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical procedure (VATS), pleuroperitoneal shunt, and extrapleural pneumonectomy
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