© 2012

A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases

  • Yuh-Chin T. Huang
  • Andrew J. Ghio
  • Lisa A. Maier

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lawrence C. Mohr Jr.
    Pages 27-39
  3. Marcos Ribeiro, Susan M. Tarlo
    Pages 93-112
  4. Lawrence Ho, Ware G. Kuschner
    Pages 113-132
  5. Yuh-Chin T. Huang, Ellen Volker
    Pages 133-151
  6. Andrew J. Ghio
    Pages 171-187
  7. David J. Prezant, Dorsett D. Smith, Lawrence C. Mohr Jr.
    Pages 189-216
  8. Toshinori Takada, Hiroshi Moriyama
    Pages 217-230
  9. John Ferguson, Margaret M. Mroz, Lisa A. Maier
    Pages 231-249
  10. Ignatius T. S. Yu, Lap-Ah Tse, Hong Qiu
    Pages 251-264
  11. K. B. Hubert Lam, Om P. Kurmi, Jon G. Ayres
    Pages 265-276
  12. Eric D. Amster, David C. Christiani
    Pages 295-310
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 311-323

About this book


A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases delivers a concise compendium to the diagnosis and management of occupational and environmental lung diseases, incorporating evidence-based guidelines where available. Each chapter provides an updated review and a practical approach to different occupational and environmental lung diseases.  With rapidly changing technology, new conditions and exposures will undoubtedly emerge. Clinicians need to remain vigilant about assessing the potential link between lung diseases and environmental exposures, and this book provides a practical guide to recognize, diagnose, and prevent occupational and environmental lung diseases.  Written for practicing clinicians including internists, pulmonologists, and primary care providers, as well as industrial hygienists and environmental regulators, A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases is a timely and important new volume and an invaluable contribution to the literature.


Acute inhalational injury Air pollution and lung diseases Asbestos and lung diseases Asthma Beryllium-associated lung disease COPD Disability assessment Emerging occupational and environmental lung diseases Environmental Global impact Hard metal lung diseases Hypersensitivity pneumonitis Lung diseases Occupational Occupational lung cancer Pneumonoconiosis Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuh-Chin T. Huang
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Ghio
    • 2
  • Lisa A. Maier
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and, Critical Care MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2., Human Studies FacilityEnvironmental Public Health DivisionChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Department of Medicine, Division of Environmental andNational Jewish HealthDenverUSA

About the editors

Yuh-Chin T. Huang, MD, MHS
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Andrew J. Ghio, MD
Human Studies Facility, Environmental Public Health Division, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Lisa A. Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP
Department of Medicine, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
  • Editors Yuh-Chin T. Huang
    Andrew J. Ghio
    Lisa A. Maier
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-62703-148-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-62703-883-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-62703-149-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 326
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This book offers clinical personnel and researchers the latest developments in respiratory care. The book is timely, covering some of the most hotly debated topics in the field … . Ostensibly, this book is written for practicing clinicians … . I would add toxicologists and air pollution specialists to the list of experts who could benefit. … this book is devoted to ongoing developments and controversies affecting patient diagnosis and management, making it essential reading for others needing to stay abreast of these developments.” (J. Thomas Pierce, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2013)