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About Henri G. Colt
Dr. Henri Colt is an award-winning medical educator, wandering scholar, and Professor Emeritus with the University of California. He is co-founder of the Bronchoscopy International Foundation for the Advancement of Medicine (www.bronchoscopy.org), and editor of the highly praised anthology The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies (Oxford University Press), a key resource for studies in the Medical Humanities.
Conducting dozens of Train-the-Trainer programs in more than 30 countries provides Henri with a uniquely global perspective on medical practice, education, and leadership in diverse cultural environments. His Essential Bronchoscopist© series of books are translated into 14 languages. Teaching videos from his BronchOrg YouTube channel have received more than 1 million views, and his best-selling textbook, Bronchoscopy and Central Airways Disorders: A Patient-Centered Approach (Elsevier Press) is a major resource for medical professionals around the world.
More than thirty years of experience caring for critically ill patients fuels Dr. Colt’s desire to write about human relationships and emotions. His recent monograph of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani is the first of a five-part series entitled Art, Medicine, and Society, while his short stories explore love, longing, and loss.
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Bronchoscopy and Central Airway Disorders provides the guidance you need to plan and implement the most effective bronchoscopy procedure for every patient. Through specifically-designed case scenarios with correlating review questions and videos, this practical respiratory medicine reference leads you through the decision-making process and execution of these sometimes complex procedures, as well as the optimal long-term management of your patients.
- Master various bronchoscopic approaches and techniques necessary to treat a variety of malignancies that may occur in the trachea or lungs.
- Consider the rationale and weigh the consequences of each approach. Case resolutions at the end of each chapter --with commentary and alternative approaches from 36 key experts in interventional bronchoscopy -- illustrate the decision-making process from patient evaluation through long-term management.
- Reinforce learning by correlating key concepts and practice through study questions related to each clinical scenario.
- See exactly how to proceed with high-quality videos online that capture crucial teaching moments and provide a walkthrough of sometimes complex procedures including the placement of airway stents via bronchoscopy for a variety of diseases and complications, such as airway collapse due to COPD.
- Systematically think through diagnostic and interventional (therapeutic) bronchoscopic procedures using Dr. Colt’s unique "Four Box" approach: Initial Evaluation; Procedural Techniques and Results; Procedural Strategies; and Long-term Management Plan.
Topics include indications and complications of flexible bronchoscopy in the ICU, percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, moderate sedation and anesthesia, bronchoscopy in burn, inhalation injury, and trauma victims, bronchoscopy in patients with pulmonary infiltrates, airway bleeding, central airway obstruction, and hypoxemia, difficult airway management, bronchoscopic intubation, and endobronchial valve insertion for patients with advanced emphysema or pneumothorax.
Written and peer-reviewed by some of the world's experts in bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology, The Essential Intensivist Bronchoscopist is officially endorsed by numerous national and international medical societies, and is part of the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology's (WABIP) highly acclaimed Bronchoscopy Education Project.
This novel text and well-illustrated contains information pertaining to topics such as anatomy and airway abnormalities, patient preparation, indications, contraindications and complications, techniques and solutions to technical problems, lung cancer and infections, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung biopsy techniques, therapeutic and interventional bronchoscopy, anesthesia and medications, equipment and its maintenance, infection control, images of specific airway disease abnormalities, as well as bronchoscopy history and education.
The Essential Flexible Bronchoscopist provides educators, program directors, medical practitioners, and physicians in-training with an in-depth, readily accessible and readable competency-oriented tool that enhances progress along the learning curve from novice to competent practitioner. Since the first edition of this volume, The Essential Flexible Bronchoscopist has been translated into thirteen languages, and is recognized around the world as an essential training resource in pulmonary/critical care medicine and interventional pulmonology.
Amedeo Modigliani’s art and illness were tragically interwoven in the web of his life. Legends about the Italian painter depict a trajectory marked by poverty when tuberculosis, also known as consumption, was the scourge of bohemian Paris in the early 20th century. This well-referenced monograph describes the artist’s work and the illness that killed him when he was only thirty-five.