The thoroughly revised and updated Sixth Edition of this Spiral Manual is your practical guide to the accurate diagnosis and effective management of commonly encountered pulmonary disorders. From the fundamentals of diagnosis (including radiographic evaluation, pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, and blood gas measurement), to specific management guidelines for range of pulmonary disorders and injuries, this outstanding manual provides rapid access to the information you need to make sound diagnostic and treatment decisions. Get everything you need to practice with confidence... Clinically essential information covers the vital steps in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a range of pulmonary problems. Practical guidance describes current, proven strategies applicable to the challenges of daily practice. Easy-to-scan outline format helps you locate essential information quickly. Time-saving tables deliver quick reviews of needed facts. New to the Sixth Edition... New chapter on terrorism and disaster medicine helps you respond quickly to the pulmonary medicine challenges of a large-scale emergency situation. New contributors and rewritten chapters address preoperative pulmonary evaluation; aspiration pneumonia, the lungs in immunocompromised patients, staphylococcal and streptococcal pneumonias, anaerobic pulmonary infections, histoplasmosis, Aspergillus lung disease, neuromuscular diseases and spinal cord injury, pulmonary complications in burn patients, sarcoidis, and Goodpasture's syndrome. Updated guidelines include the most recent American Thoracic Society recommendations on end-of -life care, exercise testing, tobacco control, and other issues.