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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96  

Pulmonary Clinics of India by Dr. P. S. Shankar


1 Director, Asthma Bhawan, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jaipur, Chief Editor, Lung India National Coordinator, ILD Registry India C-93, Shyam marg, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pulmonology Medicine, Asthma Bhawan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Date of Web Publication2-Jan-2015

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Pages: 227 pages.
Edition: 1 st Edition, June, 2014.
Price: Not priced
Published by: Academy of Respiratory Medicine.
ISBN: Applied
Year of Publication: 2014
Author: Patil S Shankar. Location: Mumbai
Editors Name: Agam Vora, Salil Bendre

There are many books on respiratory medicine. As the magnitude of our knowledge and information continues to increase, it is important to provide clinicians with aids that supplement these books. Nowadays, huge knowledge is available on internet, but, there lies a difficulty of filtering this vast data. Moreover, this does not dampen the need for hard copies. This book named "Pulmonary clinics of India" by PS Shankar meets these needs. It is published as the first issue of Academy of Respiratory Medicine. It provides a much needed supplement to our basic medical literature. Dr. PS Shankar is a well-known name in the field of respiratory medicine and is presently the Dean of Academy of Respiratory Medicine and is actively associated with many leading institutions of the country. He is also the editor of many national and international publications and books. The associate editors are Agam Vora and Salil Bendre, who are forefront names in the field of respiratory medicine in the country.

The chapters are concise and give a comprehensive view of the topic. Newer updates from various fields of respiratory medicine can be found together in the book.

There are in all 22 chapters covering the various aspects of respiratory medicine. The book begins with the focus on the newer advances in pulmonary testing with nicely written tables and self-explanatory pictures. The chapters cover the topic in entirety. Case wise discussion of topics with their X-ray, CT-scan and FOB findings given collectively make them very easy to assimilate. The topic of surfactant is beautifully covered including all the available latest surfactant therapies. The book then moves on to cover pneumonia in depth followed by chapters on asthma. One of the highlights of this book is the chapter on newer drugs for COPD with inclusion of the role of statins in the management of COPD. Miscellaneous topics including pulmonary vasculitis, solitary pulmonary nodules, malignant pleural effusions, hepatopulmonary syndromes, pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis are covered in the end and the book concludes with a brief note on child health environment.

Overall, this book provides every clinician with a guide to all the latest advances in the pulmonary medicine.




 

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