Thomas L. Petty, MD
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Petty TL. Rehabilitation of the Patient with Respiratory Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1999;131:399-400. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-131-5-199909070-00023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(5):399-400.
Cherniack NS, Altose MD, Homma I; eds. 724 pages. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1999. $155.00. ISBN 0070116490. Order phone 800-262-4729.
Field of medicine: Pulmonary disease and rehabilitation.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Physicians in pulmonary medicine and rehabilitation, nurses, and respiratory therapists.
Purpose: To present a detailed scientific basis for pulmonary rehabilitation with an emphasis on physiologic principles and current therapies and technologies.
Content: The first three sections cover physiologic foundations, pathophysiology, and patient assessment. Part four deals with specific therapeutic approaches to diseases that result in pulmonary insufficiency. Part five discusses management of specific disease states. Part six presents psychosocial considerations, including medical and economic costs, occupational and physical therapy, and quality of life. The remarkable final section covers the use of art in rehabilitation.
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