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Breath Sounds

From Basic Science to Clinical Practice

Editors: Priftis, Kostas N., Hadjileontiadis, Leontios J., Everard, Mark L. (Eds.)

  • Provides up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of breath sound recording and analysis
  • Equips the reader to distinguish different breath sounds
  • Includes access to helpful online audio files
  • Refers to experience gathered by the recent ERS Task Force on the subject
  • Offers high educational value 
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About this book

This book offers up-to-date information on the recording and analysis of respiratory sounds that will assist in clinical routine. The opening sections deliver basic knowledge on aspects such as the physics of sound and sound transmission in the body, a clear understanding of which is key to good clinical practice. Current techniques of breath sound analysis are described, and the diagnostic impact of advances in the processing of lung sound signals is carefully explained. With the aid of audio files that are available online, detailed guidance is then provided on differentiation of normal and abnormal breath sounds and identification of the various sounds, including crackles, wheezes, other lung sounds, cough sounds, and sounds of extrathoracic origin. The book is of high educational value and represents an excellent learning tool at pre- and postgraduate levels. It will also appeal to researchers as it provides comprehensive summaries of knowledge in particular research fields. The editors bring high-level expertise to the subject, including membership of the European Respiratory Society Task Force on the standardization of categories and nomenclature for breath sounds.

About the authors

Kostas N. Priftis, MD is Associate Professor in Paediatric Pulmonology, at the Children’s Respiratory and Allergy Unit, 3rd Department of Paediatrics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Greece. He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1976) and defended his PhD thesis at the University of Athens (1982). Completed his residency training in Paediatrics at the University of Patras (1985) and a research fellowship in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of Nottingham Medical School, UK (1989). His research focuses on childhood asthma, allergy and chronic endobronchial infections. He has authored more than 160 scientific publications in peer reviewed international journals (h-index = 38, Google Scholar), edited 5 books or special issues. 

Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis  received the Diploma (1989) and PhD (1997) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1989) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloni150 papers in peer reviewed international conference proceedings, 6 books, 2 books edited, 24 book chapters and 3 patents [h-index=34 (Google scholar), 28 (Scopus)]. He has a vast experience in project management and has been awarded, amongst other awards, as innovative researcher and champion faculty from Microsoft, USA. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Mark Everard is the McCusker Foundation Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of Western Australia and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth. His research includes the spectrum from bench top to bedside with particular interests in 'difficult asthma'; the interaction of the host and micro-organisms including respiratory microbiome, persistent bacterial bronchitis, viral-bacterial interaction, the respiratory syncytial virus and viral lower respiratory tract infections; aerosol therapy and the impact of patient behaviour on clinical outcomes. 

Reviews

“This is a comprehensive resource on the origin, transmission, recording, and analysis of breath sounds, including an introduction to current and future respiratory sound research. Although it could be helpful to all clinicians, it is particularly of value to researchers in the field of respiratory sound recording and analysis.” (Santosh Dhungana, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2018)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bush, Andrew, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FERS, FAPSR

    Pages 1-11

  • The Stethoscope: Historical Considerations

    Lethbridge, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Clinical Usefulness of Breath Sounds

    Fouzas, Sotirios, M.D., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Breath Sounds in Epidemiology

    Garcia-Marcos, Patricias W. (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • Nomenclature

    Melbye, Hasse

    Pages 75-79

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71824-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71823-1
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Breath Sounds
Book Subtitle
From Basic Science to Clinical Practice
Editors
  • Kostas N. Priftis
  • Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
  • Mark L. Everard
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71824-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71824-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71823-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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