ERS Handbook of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

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The Handbook covers the whole spectrum of paediatric respiratory medicine, from anatomy and development to disease, rehabilitation and teatment.

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This Handbook will not only help to inform trainees but will also provide an easily accessible and comprehensive update for colleagues at all levels across paediatric respiratory medicine. Thus, this thorough and easy-to-read educational tool is intended to make a significant contribution to increasing the standards of training in paediatric respiratory medicine throughout Europe and, ultimately, to improving the care of children with respiratory disease.

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Chief Editors
Ernst Eber Fabio Midulla
Prof. Ernst Eber
Prof. Fabio Midulla
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Within the textbook, 18 chapters provide compact, concise, easy-to-read guides on each of the key areas in paediatric respiratory medicine. The handbook is structured to accompany the paediatric HERMES syllabus. It uses the most up-to-date research and medical data to help those working in the field recognise symptoms, reach a diagnosis and deliver practical treatment recommendations.

Chapter list

The book is divided into 18 overarching modules, which are split into 101 sections covering the whole field.

  • Chapter 1 - Structure and function of the respiratory system
  • Chapter 2 - Respiratory signs and symptoms
  • Chapter 3 - Pulmonary function testing and other diagnostic tests
  • Chapter 4 - Airway endoscopy
  • Chapter 5 - Lung imaging
  • Chapter 6 - Inhalation therapy
  • Chapter 7 - Acute and chronic lung infections
  • Chapter 8 - Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 9 - Bronchial asthma and wheezing disorders
  • Chapter 10 - Allergic disorders
  • Chapter 11 - Cystic fibrosis
  • Chapter 12 - Congenital malformations
  • Chapter 13 - Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and chronic lung disease
  • Chapter 14 - Pleural, mediastinal and chest wall diseases
  • Chapter 15 - Sleep-related disorders
  • Chapter 16 - Lung injury and respiratory failure
  • Chapter 17 - Other respiratory diseases
  • Chapter 18 - Rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases
Paediatric Handbook Sample Section  

Sample Section

Screening and diagnosis of CF
Jürg Barben and Kevin Southern






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