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Respiratory diseases and respiratory failure 

Respiratory diseases and respiratory failure
Chapter:
Respiratory diseases and respiratory failure
Author(s):

Professor Ann B Millar

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Rebecca Preston

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Wei Shen Lim

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Ronan Breen

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Bernard Higgins

, Dr Richard Leach

, Professor Chris Cooper

, Professor David Halpin

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Clare Hooper

, Professor Stephen Spiro

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr John Harvey

, Dr Richard Leach

, Professor Richard Light

, Dr Alaisdair Stewart

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Liju Ahmed

, Dr Liju Ahmed

, Dr Alaisdair Stewart

, Dr Richard Leach

, Dr Felix Chua

, Dr Richard Leach

, Professor Monica Spiteri

, Dr Richard Leach

, Professor Andrew Peacock

, Professor Alyn Morice

, Dr Richard Leach

, Professor David D’Cruz

, Dr Richard Leach

, Professor Adrian J Williams

, and Dr Richard Leach

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199565979.003.0005
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date: 03 June 2020

Chapter 5 covers respiratory diseases and respiratory failure, including clinical presentations of respiratory disease, assessment of diffuse lung disease, hypoxaemia, respiratory failure, and oxygen therapy, pneumonia, mycobacterial infection, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, mediastinal lesions, pneumothorax, pleural disease, asbestos-related lung disease, diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung disease, sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, acute respiratory distress syndrome, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis, eosinophilic lung disease, airways obstruction, aspiration syndromes, and near-drowning, pulmonary vasculitis, the immunocompromised host, sleep apnoea, and rare pulmonary diseases.

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