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  • Author:
    Richard W. Light MD
  • ISBN:
    0781769574
  • ISBN13:
    978-0781769570
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    LWW; Fifth edition (April 12, 2007)
  • Pages:
    460 pages
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    Medicine
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Provides Light's Criteria to help determine if pleural fluid is exudative

Provides Light's Criteria to help determine if pleural fluid is exudative. When to Use. Pearls/Pitfalls. Why Use. Light’s criteria can be used to determine the type of a patient’s pleural effusion and thus its etiology. The following diseases typically are exudative effusions, but in certain cases may be transudative: Amyloidosis. Calculation of Light’s criteria provides a systematic, validated approach to evaluating pleural fluid studies. It can save the clinician significant time and avoid unnecessary additional workup. Remember, however, that Light’s criteria is more sensitive than specific test for exudative effusions.

Textbook of Pleural Diseases is a comprehensive reference that covers both the basic and clinical science on pleural . Richard W. Light, MD, FCCP, professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and Gaziantep University, Turkey.

Textbook of Pleural Diseases is a comprehensive reference that covers both the basic and clinical science on pleural diseases.

The pleural cavity also known as the pleural space, is the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae (known as visceral and parietal) of each lung.

The pleural cavity also known as the pleural space, is the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae (known as visceral and parietal) of each lung. A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membranous pleural sac. The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall, but is separated from it by the endothoracic fascia

Textbook of Pleural Diseases is a comprehensive reference that covers both the basic and clinical science on pleural diseases.

West's Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials by John B. West .

1 Pleural disease: historic perspective PART ONE: Basic Science 2. .Richard W Light MD FCCP Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.

1 Pleural disease: historic perspective PART ONE: Basic Science 2 Anatomy of the pleura 3 Mesothelial cells 4 Normal physiological fluid and cellular contents 5 Physiology: fluid and solute exchange in normal physiological states 6 Physiology: changes with pleural effusion and pneumothorax 7 Pleural inflammation and infection 8 Immunology 9 Pleural fibrosis 10 Pleural reaction to mineral dusts 11 Genetic alterations in mesothelioma. This book offers an encyclopaedic coverage of pleural disease, and should find a place in every respiratory department.

Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, Dr. Light's classic text provides a focused, single-authored perspective on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of pleural diseases. This edition has three new chapters on physiological effects of a pneumothorax or pleural effusion, animal models in pleural investigation, and cytokines and the pleura. Other chapters present significant updates on use of thoracoscopy in diagnosis of pleural effusions and on new diagnostic tests for mesothelioma, parapneumonic effusion, and effusions due to congestive heart failure. Also included are discussions of recent advances in the therapy of malignant pleural effusions, mesothelioma, and parapneumonic effusions.


Use_Death
I decided to buy this book instead of the other book by Light and now I realize it was not the right decision.

This book has various drawbacks which I've found after reading 5 chapters.

- Its badly written especially the grammar,I understand many authors are from non english speaking countries but don't they edit these chapters?
- somewhere its mentioned the authors were not paid for writing the chapters and this may have got something to do with the final book
- apart from a few chapters most of the information in this book can be found in murray and nadel and uptodate.
- Its by no means exhaustive and is a poor source of reference for pleural diseases.
- for eg I was looking for information on rickettsial lung/pleural diseases and I found more info on Harrison's then in this book.

Big Disappointment and a waste of 180$.Unfortunately by the time I realized this book is not worth it, it was already past 30 days and so am stuck with it for ever.....
Malara
Excellent book. very easy to understand and very nice.Written by authorities worldwide.I recommend
Mavegar
The book is missing whole chapters. Furthermore the pages that are present are all out of numerical order.
Zugar
Very impressive book.
the only problem as I see it: A lot of the stuff inside has already been distilled and given to us( residents and fellows) in small doses. So you already know a sizable portion of the work.
Another guru I regard highly, for pleural disease is Steven Sahn from MUSC.
Anayaron
the book is THE state of the art in pleural diseases, exactly what you'd expect from Dr. Light. updated, concise, and clinically directed.