Table of Contents

Breathlessness.
Chronic cough and normal CXR.
Chest pain.
Haemoptysis.
Unexplained respiratory failure.
Pleural effusion.
Diffuse lung disease.
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage.
Pulmonary infiltrates in the immunocompromised host (non-HIV).
Pulmonary infiltrates in the immunocompromised host (HIV).
The respiratory sleep patient.
The breathless, pregnant patient.
Pre-operative assessment of the respiratory patient.
Post-operative breathlessness.
Asthma.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Cor pulmonale.
Lung cancer.
Mediastinal abnormalities.
Bacterial respiratory infection.
Viral respiratory infection.
Mycobacterial respiratory infection. Fungal respiratory diseases.
Parasitic lung diseases.
Pneumothorax.
Pleural effusions.
Asbestos and the lung.
Sleep apnoea.
Bronchiectasis.
Adult cystic fibrosis.
Lung transplantation.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary thromboembolic disease.
Sarcoidosis.
Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Bronchiolitis.
Eosinophilic lung disease.
Pneumoconioses.
Connective tissue disease and the lung.
Vasculitis and the lung.
Gastrointestinal disease and the lung.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Upper airway diseases.
Hyperventilation syndrome.
Unusual conditions/bold.
Flying, altitude, and diving.
Toxic agents. Paediatric lung disorders pertinent to adult practice.
Non-invasive ventilation.
When to involve the intensive therapy unit (ITU).
Ethical issues.
Tracheostomy.
Inhalers and nebulizers.
Immunosuppressive drugs.
Long-term oxygen therapy.
Pulmonary rehabilitation.
Smoking cessation.
Palliative care of chest patients.
Patient financial entitlements.
Airway management.
Cricothyroidotomy.
Bronchoscopy.
Thoracentesis.
Pneumothorax aspiration.
Abrams' pleural biopsy.
Chest drain.
Pleurodesis.
Medical thoracoscopy.
Some diagnostic tests.