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Because some form of pleural disease occurs in more than 1 million patients in the United States each year, physicians need to be knowledgeable of the disease. Pleural effusions occur in various disorders, such as malignancies and heart, kidney, gastrointestinal, and infectious diseases. Therefore, a variety of specialists are involved in the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases. A new book on pleural diseases is welcome.
This book is well organized and comprehensive. The anatomy, physiology, and radiology of pleural diseases are adequately reviewed, and the discussions of each disease include the pathophysiologic and clinical manifestations as well as diagnosis
Pleural Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:328–329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-328_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):328-329.
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