Advances in Interventional PulmonologyeBook - 2006
The rapid progress in interventional pulmonology in the last 20 years has made the range of techniques more widely available, and many specialists have expanded their practice to include procedures once exclusively handled by surgeons. Filling the need for an expert reference, "Thoracic Endoscopy" is the first up-to-the-minute text for clinicians with a solid foundation in diagnostic bronchoscopy and chest medicine needing to extend their clinical expertise. Written by some of the world's leading practitioners - and pioneers - in the field, "Thoracic Endoscopy" covers three key areas of practice: advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, the latest techniques for interventional bronchoscopy - including the traditional rigid bronchoscopy techniques, ablative instruments and stents - and a discussion of endobronchial lung reduction and gene therapy topics needing training beyond standard residency and fellowship programmes, complete with illustrative cases and photographs to aid in application of the techniques. "Thoracic Endoscopy" presents the only coherent guide to the full range of techniques and practice patterns, and is the essential reference for both experienced interventional pulmonologists and students beginning to practice in this rapidly-developing field.
Publisher: Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell/Futura, 2006
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 361 pages) : color illustrations