For the first time the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine and Emergencies in Respiratory Medicine have been bundled together representing excellent value for the medical student or junior doctor purchaser. The combination of practical advice and essential background information with an easily accessible guide in emergencies presents a unique package essential to every doctor and medical student. The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine provides a fast, reliable look-up reference on all chest diseases. The second edition of this comprehensive Handbook has been revised throughout, with additional material on avian flu and respiratory medicine in pregnancy, and updated references to the latest British Thoracic Society guidelines. The Handbook's opening chapters aid diagnosis by addressing the main respiratory symptoms encountered by clinicians. Subsequent chapters discuss each respiratory disease in more depth, with practical tips for the out-patient clinic or ward setting. The Handbook also includes a unique section on practical skills and procedures, providing essential technical and reference information.Useful pages on lung and bronchial anatomy, CT anatomy and scans, lung function and blood-gas nomograms, and a list of useful websites are included for easy reference.Emergencies in Respiratory Medicine provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in respiratory medicine, from the immediately life-threatening, to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise. It is concise and didactic, and complements the 'Emergencies' section of the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine. Respiratory disease is the most common illness responsible for an emergency admission to hospital and, as such, requires rapid and effective management. This book combines symptom and disease based sections. The first and second sections are symptom-based, exploring assessment, investigation and differential diagnoses. The third section is disease-based and explains how to manage the diagnoses covered in section one and two. The fourth section addresses practical issues from interpreting tests to practical procedures.