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Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology

2nd Edition, June 20, 2008

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ISBN: 978-1-4200-6596-1
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  • Revision: 2nd Edition, June 20, 2008
  • Published Date: June 20, 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 826
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The first edition of Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology provided a practical, userfriendly approach to the diagnosis of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases that differed from most traditional textbooks. The theme was one of problem solving and the organization paralleled the actual strategy used by pathologists and pulmonologists in arriving at a patient's diagnosis in daily clinical practice. As is the first edition, the new edition will be valuable to residents in pathology and internal medicine, fellows specializing in pulmonology and pulmonary pathology, academic physicians with an interest in lung and pleural disease, and private practice pulmonologists and pathologists with active pulmonary practices. As with the first edition, the new edition's organization will lend itself to use for board study, both for pathologists in training and for pulmonologists in training.

Since the first edition of Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology was published in 2000, many advances have taken place in pulmonary pathology, radiology, and pulmonary medicine. There has been considerable progress in classification of pulmonary disease since 2000: including the new 2004 World Health Organization classification of lung tumors, new classification schemes for interstitial lung diseases in both adult and pediatric patients and for pulmonary hypertension and evolution of our understanding of pre-neoplastic lesions. New understanding about chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma, air pollution, transplant-related pathology, and tobacco-related lung diseases has emerged in recent years. There have been advances in technology in histopathology, diagnostic molecular pathology, and diagnostic thoracic radiology, including the widespread use of PET scans, in the past few years. These rapid advancements give reason and scope to a new edition of Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology. Since 2000, important new pulmonary infectious agents, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), have been recognized and some familiar ones have had a resurgence, including Pulmonary Tuberculosis, with its worldwide implications. Information regarding agents of chemical and biological warfare that affect the lungs, such as sarin gas, small pox, and anthrax, has become increasingly important. The clinical course, radiological features, and pathological findings of these infections and weaponized chemical and biological agents will be widely discussed in the second edition.

The new edition will maintain the format of the first edition: beginning with histopathological or clinical findings as they actually occur in daily practice, then providing the differential diagnosis of these findings and the process for eliminating possibilities from the differential diagnosis to arrive at the final diagnosis, etiology, and appropriate treatment. This unique approach differs from traditional pulmonary disease textbooks, most of which provide encyclopedic knowledge on different diseases but require that the pathologist or clinician already know what the diagnosis is likely to be. Instead, Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology starts with the patient's clinical, radiologic, and biopsy findings and directs the pathologist or clinician to the proper diagnosis. The new edition will incorporate new classifications and new diagnostic techniques that have become available in the past six years.

The new edition retains the streamlined accessibility to information and enhancement of communication between medical specialties that characterized in the previous edition. Traditional textbooks on pulmonary pathology and pulmonary medicine categorize diseases according to etiology or mechanism, an approach that is the opposite of daily medical practice. In daily medical practice, patients present with a histopathological or clinical finding and the pathologist and pulmonologist must rule out possibilities from the differential diagnosis to determine the etiology and treatment. Rather than ask the reader to hunt through multiple chapters to identify the possible diagnoses that might fit a particular histopathological or clinical finding, Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology provides information in the same manner that patients present in daily medical practice.

The audience for the second edition of Diagnostic Pulmonary Pathology is the same as for the first edition: pulmonary pathologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons in both private and academic practices as well as fellows training in pulmonary pathology and pulmonary medicine. Due to its unique organization, the second edition will retain its value to those with less specific background in lung diseases but who must diagnose them nevertheless, including general pathologists, general medicine practitioners, general pathology residents, and general medicine residents.