This is the first edition of Current Diagnosis & Treatment in
Pulmonary Medicine in this respected and well-read series of books
dedicated to important topics in the practice of clinical medicine.
The book is designed as a resource for practicing
clinicians and those in training. It includes in-depth but concise
discussions of topics an internist or family medicine physician might
independently manage, as well as conditions that require referral to a
pulmonary subspecialist. It is intended to be a quick reference to provide
the busy clinician and clinician-in-training with clinically relevant
information. It is not intended to be an exhaustive review of all aspects of
pulmonary science and medicine, but includes references to direct the
stimulated reader to more detailed information.
It has been a privilege working with our contributing authors, many of whom
are our mentors at the University of Colorado. Our contributor pool draws
deeply from the talented physicians, teachers, and investigators who have
trained in the University of Colorado pulmonary training program over the
years. The quality of this book mirrors the outstanding character of these
people; it is a pleasure highlighting their knowledge and extensive clinical
experience with this publication.
Carolyn H. Welsh, MD