West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 10th edition

 Physiology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 10th edition
Jul 092018

West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials is the gold standard text for learning respiratory physiology quickly and easily. This highly readable, must-have text serves as an introduction to students and a review for licensing and other exams. The Tenth Edition features the addition of Dr. Andrew M. Luks as co-author along with new clinical vignettes, additional multiple-choice review questions, and updated information on key topics in respiratory physiology, such as blood flow and metabolism, gas transport by the blood, and the physiology of high altitude.
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Carnosine : Physiological Effects and Research Insights

 Physiology  Comments Off on Carnosine : Physiological Effects and Research Insights
Jul 092018

Carnosine (b-alanyl histidine) is a water-soluble dipeptide. It is mainly distributed in the skeletal muscles and in the brain. It is widely recognized that carnosine has various functions including maintenance of the acid-base balance, antioxidant, protective chelating, and anti-glycation activity. In this book, Chapter One aims to discuss the properties of carnosine and its role in the prevention/inhibition of the oxidation processes occurring in meat and meat products, which are associated with the deterioration of their quality characteristics. Chapter Two reviews the perspective role of carnosine in tumor-related phenomena. Chapter Three reviews the possible mechanisms of neuroprotective functions of carnosine, and discusses the development of drugs for neurodegenerative diseases from food-derived carnosine. Chapter Four studies the neurotropic and protective effects of L-carnosine. Chapter Five focuses on the protective effects of carnosine and its derivative trolox-carnosine against inflammation and oxidative stress in experimental arthritis, carrageenan induced hind paw edema, chondrocytes under H2O2 injury and degradation of hyaluronan.



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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology : An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students, Third Edition

 Nursing, Pathology, Physiology  Comments Off on Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology : An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students, Third Edition
Jul 072018

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology.

Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score.

With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.



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Neonatal Infections: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

 Nephrology, Pathology, Physiology  Comments Off on Neonatal Infections: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management
Jul 052018

There are approximately 4 million newborns annually in the United States, including 400,000 infants born preterm. This care occurs in nurseries of all acuity levels, sizes, and regions across the country and is provided by a variety of providers, including pediatricians, family practice doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
The most common complication during the newborn period is suspected or proven infection – either those acquired during the delivery itself or before delivery in the womb. Indeed, 4 of the 8 most commonly-prescribed medications in newborns annually are antibiotics. Therefore, these providers must all be knowledgeable about the clinical presentation, epidemiology, and approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neonatal infections. However, many of these nurseries do not have convenient access to pediatric infectious disease consultation or support, and would benefit from a convenient reference guide.
This book effectively and succinctly covers the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, approach to diagnosis and treatment, and important aspects of preventative care for the most frequently encountered neonatal and congenital infections. The first section discusses common neonatal infections (i.e., those acquired during or after delivery), including sepsis, meningitis, pneumonia, and other focal infections. The second section covers the most frequently encountered congenital infections (i.e., those acquired via the placenta while the fetus is still in-utero). Finally, the concluding section discusses the basics of infection prevention in the nursery setting, including general principles of infection prevention, how to apply those principles to families, and how to manage a suspected outbreak of infection within a nursery.
This book is a unique contribution to the field. Existing texts such as the AAP Red Book fold neonatal infections in within chapters on a given pathogen, but the information is difficult to find and access quickly. By covering neonatal and congenital infections thoroughly while still keeping each section clear and concise, this Handbook will be a valuable resource for the busy nursery provider.




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Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition

 Anatomy, Physiology  Comments Off on Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition
Jun 272018

Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals, Second Edition provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, written specifically with health professions students in mind. This text helps students navigate the subject through an array of features—including Test Your Understanding questions that regularly assess comprehension, Learning Goals that correlate to concrete Objectives, and a large assortment of end-of-chapter questions—that reinforce key concepts while promoting mastery of the material.


– Provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology
– Presents content in an accessible manner targeted to health professions students
– Features an updated, easily navigable format with more than 450 photographs and illustrations
– Offers access to helpful animations and interactive learning tools
– Includes clinical images such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs
– Covers the effects of aging on various body systems
– Offers robust end of chapter assessments for learners

New to the Second Edition:

– Four additional chapters, including: New chapter on joints, providing an overview of classifications, types, and injuries; Expanded presentation of the nervous system, with two additional chapters; Enhanced discussion of the cardiovascular system, with one additional chapter
– New Focus on Pathology feature connects anatomy and physiology to human disease
– Essay Question prompts now appear at the end of each chapter



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Levick’s Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology, Sixth Edition

 Cardiovascular, Physiology  Comments Off on Levick’s Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology, Sixth Edition
Jun 212018

A sound knowledge of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance and may other aspects of human physiology. Cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, and this popular introduction to the subject is intended primarily for these students. A key feature of this sixth edition is how state-of-the-art technology is applied to understanding cardiovascular function in health and disease. Thus the text is also well suited to graduate study programmes in medicine and physiological sciences.



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Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach – 3rd Edition (March 2017 Release)

 Nursing, Pathology, Physiology  Comments Off on Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach – 3rd Edition (March 2017 Release)
Jun 202018

Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition employs a concept-based approach to teaching nursing students the complex, yet essential topic of pathophysiology. The Third Edition offers an innovative, user-friendly approach and serves as a practical guide to understanding pathophysiology. Both instructor and students praise this text for its ease of reading, use of dynamic images to bring complex content to life and coverage of current trends.

Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition features updated information resulting from research and current epidemiological trends. The concept-based approach throughout aligns with the recommendations from both the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote clinical reasoning and lifelong learning.

New to the Third Edition
• Additional pediatric content
• Coverage of the active learning and flipped classroom approaches to teaching
• Expansion of current and new case studies
Includes Navigate 2 Premier Access



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Stoelting’s Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice, Fifth Edition

 Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, Physiology  Comments Off on Stoelting’s Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice, Fifth Edition
Jun 142018

Ensure safe and effective patient management with Stoelting’s Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. This best-selling clinical reference provides comprehensive, current, clinically oriented, authoritative information on all aspects of pharmacology and physiology that are relevant to anesthesiology, equipping you to make the most informed clinical decisions about the care of your patients.

Key Features
Apply the latest knowledge with coverage of all new drugs, as well as new findings on the actions and interactions of established drugs.
Prepare for certification and recertification exams with the most widely respected reference on anesthetic pharmacology and physiology.
Benefit from the authority of a “who’s who” in contemporary anesthesiology, under the masterful editorial leadership of Dr. Robert K. Stoelting’s chosen successors.



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Monitoring Tissue Perfusion in Shock: From Physiology to the Bedside

 Critical Care, Physiology  Comments Off on Monitoring Tissue Perfusion in Shock: From Physiology to the Bedside
Jun 132018

This book describes various aspects of the basic physiological processes critical to tissue perfusion and cellular oxygenation, including the roles of the circulatory system, respiratory system, blood flow distribution and microcirculation.
In the context of monitoring critically ill patients in the early hours of circulatory shock, it is essential to recognize changes in traditional parameters such as mean arterial pressure and cardiac output, and to assess the need for active intervention. However, even if global macrocirculatory variables are restored, abnormalities in tissue oxygenation may persist. Tissue hypoperfusion is connected to the development of organ failure and, if it goes unrecognized, may worsen the prognosis. As a result, there is a growing interest in methods for monitoring regional perfusion in peripheral tissues to predict or diagnose ongoing hypoperfusion.

In this work, eminent experts from a range of disciplines convey a working knowledge of how regional monitoring in shock can complement the conventional global parameters of oxygen transport, and demonstrate that real-time bedside assessment of tissue oxygenation is readily achievable using noninvasive monitoring techniques. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable, easy-to-use guide for the entire ICU team and other clinicians.




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Defining Physiology: Principles, Themes, Concepts: Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology

 Cardiovascular, Physiology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Defining Physiology: Principles, Themes, Concepts: Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Physiology
Jun 122018

This book will provide the reader with an overview of the essential meanings of key words in the physiology of various organ systems. This book is linked to a Question and Answer book on these organ systems that was published previously by Springer and will focus on cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal physiology. Each physiology system will be organized in to five different sections, covering the main areas of interest and each section will contain at least ten clear definitions of the main topics in this area. This book will present an easy reference guide for those just starting out in the area of physiology and for those who are interested in clear and succinct definitions of key terms.




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