The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine provides a fast, reliable look-up reference on all chest diseases. The second edition of this comprehensive Handbook has been revised throughout, with additional material on avian flu, pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, acute and chronic oxygen therapy and updated references to the latest British Thoracic Society guidelines. The Handbook's opening chapters aid diagnosis by addressing the main respiratory symptoms encountered by clinicians. Subsequent chapters discuss each respiratory disease in more depth, with practical tips for the out-patient clinic or ward setting. The Handbook also includes a unique section on practical skills and procedures, providing essential technical and reference information. Useful pages on lung and bronchial anatomy, CT anatomy and scans, lung function and blood-gas nomograms, and a list of useful websites are included for easy reference. Like all the Oxford Handbooks, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine 2/e combines authority, relevance and reliability. It is the must-have guide for all clinicians dealing with respiratory medicine.