Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine: Pneumonias

by Surinder K Jindal, Randeep Guleria

This is the series of World Clinics Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Pneumonias. It is comprehensive and updated text as per the present day advances in the subject of Pulmonary and Critical Care. This periodical encompasses the latest guidelines for healthcare professionals for the care of pneumonias patients. “Pneumonia” has been chosen as the subject for this issue, because of its overwhelming importance in medical practice of all specialties. Recognized since the time of Hippocrates, pneumonia remains the primary pulmonary illness in humans. It occurs in all age groups from neonates to the elderly. Not infrequently, it is a cause of serious consequences, sometimes leading to sepsis, respiratory failure, and death. Pneumonia acquired in the community settings differs from the one acquired in the hospitals in various aspects, such as the microbial etiology, diagnostic algorithm, and therapeutic approach. The response to therapy and prognosis are also different in different types of pneumonias. Pneumonia can also be classified on the etiological basis, whether caused by microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, or rarely parasites), chemical agents, or immunological injuries. Different articles in this issue allude to some of these aspects.

Book Series: World Clinics


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Jindal Surinder K
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
2. Guleria Randeep All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110 029, India
ISBN 9789350901762
Speciality Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12060
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 218
Book Type Reference


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