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Parkes' Occupational Lung Disorders, 4th Edition

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Anthony Newman Taylor, Paul Cullinan, Paul Blanc and Anthony Pickering

Fully revised and incorporating leading research and evidence-based practice, this authoritative text on occupational lung disorders builds upon the fundamentals, including clinical, epidemiological, and predictive approaches. Covers interstitial and malignant diseases, airways diseases, and other respiratory issues such as diving, working at high altitudes, and abnormal sleep conditions. Long term conditions such as asthma and COPD are also covered.

Features a highly renowned team of international editors, authors, and key opinion leaders who offer a worldwide view to ensure the information is comprehensive, contemporary, and definitive.

Instructions to access content of the book online are provided.

This Fourth Edition:

  • Provides the definitive text on occupational lung disorders, with a practical, contemporary focus, covering the core topics but also going beyond them
  • Disseminates worldwide, contemporary research and evidence-based practice
  • Features new chapters on modern diagnostic techniques, on COPD, on the global burden of disease, and on surveillance

Table of Contents


1 The History of Occupational Lung Diseases: A Long View
2 Global Patterns
3 Taking an Occupational History
4 Respiratory Function Tests in Occupational Lung Disorders
5 Non-Invasive Methods for Assessing the Respiratory Tract in Occupational Lung Disease: Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Induced Sputum
6 Non-Invasive Methods for Assessing the Respiratory Tract in Occupational Lung Disease: Exhaled Breath and Particles
7 The Consequences of Chronic Respiratory Disease for Employment and Employability
8 Surveillance at a Population Level
9 Epidemiological Methods
10 Investigating an Outbreak
11 Compensation and Attribution
12 Principles of Prevention and Control
13 Predictive Toxicology in Occupational Lung Disease
14 Genetics and Gene-Environment Interactions
15 Respiratory Health Surveillance in the Workplace
16 Parenchymal Disease Related to Asbestos
17 Asbestos-Related Non-Malignant Pleural Disease and Mesothelioma
18 Silica
19 Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease
20 Pneumoconiosis and Interstitial Lung Diseases Caused by Other Inorganic Dusts
21 Occupational Lung Carcinogens
22 Cancer of the Respiratory Tract Due to Asbestos and Zeolites
23 Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis
24 Beryllium and Related Granulomatous Responses
25 Organising Pneumonia and Other Uncommon Interstitial Disorders
26 Work-Related Asthma: Occupational Asthma and Work-Exacerbated Disease
27 Work-Related Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions
28 Acute Inhalation Injuries
29 Subacute Inhalation Injuries (Inhalation Fevers)
30 Cotton Dust
31 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Including Obstructive Bronchiolitis
32 Respiratory Health Effects of Welding Exposures
33 Pulmonary Infections Including Zoonoses
34 Diving
35 Work at High Altitudes
36 Abnormal Sleep Conditions and Work
APPENDIX 1: Elements of Geology and Mineralogy

Publication Date November 2016
Format Hardcover, 547 pages
Product Code 31034