Disorders of the Respiratory Tract

Common Challenges in Primary Care

  • Matthew L. Mintz

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nirav Patel, Matthew L.
      Pages 3-10
    3. Anna Person, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 11-15
    4. Shyam Parkhie, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 17-27
  3. Disorders of the Upper Airway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Holly Bergman Sobota, Trissana Emdadi, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 31-46
    3. Cardin Bell, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 47-63
    4. Neelam Gor, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 65-76
    5. David Jager, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 77-87
    6. Matthew Chandler, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 89-99
  4. Disorders of the Lower Airway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Jeremy Spencer, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 103-113
    3. Katrina Dafnis, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 115-129
    4. Dharti Patel, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 131-146
    5. Khalid Jaboori, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 147-158
    6. Karen J. Scheer, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 159-171
    7. Clara Peck, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 173-188
    8. Anna Person, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 189-204
    9. Mohammad A. Raza, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 205-220
    10. Danielle Davidson, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 221-234
    11. Mohamed Al-Darei, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 235-247
    12. Elizabeth A. Valois Asser, Alexander S. Asser, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 249-259
  5. Non-Airway Disorders That Present With Respiratory Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Vikram Bakhru, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 263-271
    3. Rebecca Chatterjee, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 273-278
    4. Amy Humfeld, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 279-287
    5. Eric Wollins, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 289-305
    6. Samantha McIntosh, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 307-316
    7. Niral Shah, Matthew L. Mintz
      Pages 317-323
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-343

About this book


Although common respiratory ailments can be effectively treated, they account for a significant proportion of morbidity and mortality around the world because of under diagnosis and under treatment. In Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care, Matthew L. Mintz, MD, and his colleagues from The George Washington University School of Medicine, concisely review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. Less common illnesses, such as sarcoidosis and lung cancer, are also discussed. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A personal digital assistant (PDA) version of the book (ISBN: 1-58829-919-8) is available separately from the publisher at
Concise and practical, Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care offers primary care providers a case-based approach that emphasizes diagnosis and management of common respiratory ailments using evidence-based medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew L. Mintz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineThe George Washington University School of MedicineWashington

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