- Om P Sharma MD, FRCP, Master FCCP, Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicin, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U SA
The purpose of this book is to provide medical students, postgraduate fellows, general practitioners and specialists a succinct, easy to read, well-illustrated and comprehensive review of interstitial disorders encountered in clinical practice. Authored by a team of internationally recognized experts, the chapters cover different aspects of these complex maladies and suggest plans for effective management of patients with diffuse parenchymal disease. The book opens with a brief historical account followed by physiological and radiological features of interstitial lung diseases. Each concise chapter deals with up-to-date and evidence-based accounts of incidence, clinical features, biochemical abnormalities, immunological, and genetic changes. The description is enhanced with chest X-ray, CT and HRCT, MRI, and bronchoscopic findings. The pictorial images and clear tables accentuate each presentation.
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