Nov 252015

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences (Respiratory Medicine)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. By 2020, COPD is expected to be the fifth leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. COPD is associated with significant co-morbid illnesses including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, osteoporosis, depression and thoracic malignancies. In addition, COPD patients often have systemic manifestations of their disease, including peripheral muscle dysfunction, decreased activity levels and nutritional abnormalities, all of which contribute to poor functional status, decreased quality of life and increased health care utilization. Lack of recognition and understanding of the complex interactions of these common co-morbid conditions and systemic effects often contributes to sub-optimal care for patients with COPD.

Comprehensive in covering the range of co-morbidities that often accompany COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences provides a concise, evidence-based review of the problem and its systemic manifestations. All physicians interested in this growing disorder – from subspecialists to primary care providers –will find in this timely and informative title the practical, state-of-the art approaches needed to provide targeted, integrated care for patients with COPD.

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Nov 102015

Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: A Practical Guide (Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests (Hyatt))

By (author): Robert E. Hyatt MD, Paul D. Scanlon MD, Masao Nakamura MD

Now in its Third Edition, this practical guide successfully meets the needs of pulmonary physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses. Filled with tables, graphs, and illustrative cases, the book helps readers fully understand the clinical utility of pulmonary function tests.

This edition includes new information on the forced oscillation technique for measuring respiratory system resistance. Also included is a discussion of measurement of exhaled nitric oxide, which is becoming useful in the study of asthma. Other highlights include nearly fifty new illustrative cases and current American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force guidelines on standardization of pulmonary function testing and interpretation.

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Oct 282015

The Respiratory System at a Glance

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By (author): Jeremy P. T. Ward, Jane Ward, Richard M. Leach

Following the familiar, easy to use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, The Respiratory System at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of the respiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

This new edition of The Respiratory System at a Glance: * Integrates both basic and clinical science – ideal for systems-based courses * Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory system * Features more case studies, updated and colour figures, and new chapters on the epidemiology of respiratory disease, public health issues, and Sarcoidosis * Includes self-assessment questions and answers and an appendix of tables of standard values * Provides a simple ‘one-stop’ easy to use course and revision text

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Oct 252015

Lung Imaging and Computer Aided Diagnosis

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Early diagnosis can improve the effectiveness of treatment and increase a patient’s chances of survival. Thus, there is an urgent need for new technology to diagnose small, malignant lung nodules early as well as large nodules located away from large diameter airways because the current technology?namely, needle biopsy and bronchoscopy?fail to diagnose those cases. However, the analysis of small, indeterminate lung masses is fraught with many technical difficulties. Often patients must be followed for years with serial CT scans in order to establish a diagnosis, but inter-scan variability, slice selection artifacts, differences in degree of inspiration, and scan angles can make comparing serial scans unreliable.

Lung Imaging and Computer Aided Diagnosis brings together researchers in pulmonary image analysis to present state-of-the-art image processing techniques for detecting and diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage. The book addresses variables and discrepancies in scans and proposes ways of evaluating small lung masses more consistently to allow for more accurate measurement of growth rates and analysis of shape and appearance of the detected lung nodules.

Dealing with all aspects of image analysis of the data, this book examines:

  • Lung segmentation
  • Nodule segmentation
  • Vessels segmentation
  • Airways segmentation
  • Lung registration
  • Detection of lung nodules
  • Diagnosis of detected lung nodules
  • Shape and appearance analysis of lung nodules

Contributors also explore the effective use of these methodologies for diagnosis and therapy in clinical applications. Arguably the first book of its kind to address and evaluate image-based diagnostic approaches for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, Lung Imaging and Computer Aided Diagnosis constitutes a valuable resource for biomedical engineers, researchers, and clinicians in lung disease imaging.

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Oct 192015

Atlas of Flexible Bronchoscopy

By (author): Pallav Shah

This unique and comprehensive atlas by an expert practioner provides an innovative pictorial guide to flexible bronchoscopy, one of the most exciting and challenging procedures in respiratory medicine today.

  • Includes the very latest procedures and techniques
  • Comprehensive coverage, guides you through the range of anatomical and pathological possibilities
  • A step-by-step guide to the use of bronchoscopic techniques, interpretation of images and differential diagnoses
  • Integrates naked eye, bronchoscopic and radiological anatomy to give you a thorough understanding of the procedure
  • Numerous full colour illustrations and sound practical advice make this a key text for learning and refining your technique

The book will be invaluable to those training in respiratory medicine, plus also specialist respiratory nurses and practising pulmonologists who wish to expand their practice and knowledge of the technique.

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Oct 172015

COPD (The Facts Series)

By (author): Graeme Currie

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an all too common lung condition which varies markedly in severity between individuals. The term COPD covers conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and around 80% of cases are believed to develop as a result of smoking. Lung problems, which often fail to improve significantly over time, cause symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing, coughing, a reduced ability to exercise, and frequent chest infections.

COPD: The Facts is written primarily for sufferers and their families, and will help readers to understand the disease and its symptoms. The book describes in detail how COPD is diagnosed and covers tests and treatments that patients are likely to experience. It dicusses modern approaches to the problems COPD sufferers experience and provides and up-to-date and informative guide to the disease. Examples of patients’ experiences are included throughout the text to illustrate the problems faced by people with COPD, and advice is offered to help sufferers improve their overall quality of life.

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Oct 022015

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Advances in Diagnostic Tools and Disease Management

From epidemiology and pathogenesis to disease management, this book reviews our current understanding of and provides up-to-date information of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). A subtype of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (IIP), IPF is one of the most elusive and intractable respiratory disease to date and its triggering factors remain unclear. However, new developments such as serum markers that are highly specific to IPF (i.e. KL-6, SP-A, and SP-D), the establishment of systematic diagnostic imaging (HRCT) and accumulated reports of treatment using an antifibrotic agent (pirfenidone) are slowly improving our understanding of the disease. Edited by an established authority in the field and written by experts, this book will be valuable to not only to beginning learners but also to physicians, instructors and researchers whose work involves IIPs. With each chapter exploring critical questions, with unresolved issues and future prospects, the book offers a valuable resource for understanding issues such as the newly proposed entity of interstitial pneumonia with emphysema (combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: CPFE) and the mechanism of how so many IIP sufferers develop lung cancer.
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Oct 022015

Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease Pathology: Pathology with High Resolution CT Correlations

By (author): Andrew Churg MD

Providing pathologists with the extensive array of illustrations necessary to understand the morphologic spectrum of interstitial lung disease (ILD), Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease Pathology: Pathology with High Resolution CT Correlationsprovides a clear guide to this often confusing and difficult topic.  Each chapter touches on the important radiology, clinical, mechanistic, and prognostic features along with numerous illustrations of pathologic findings in a concise, easy-to-follow format.

Packed with over 500 images that clarify the morphologic spectrum of interstitial lung diseases and demonstrate the features of the differential diagnoses, this quick reference will help you:

  • Observe and determine if a case shows the diagnostic features of a particular disease.
  • Effectively diagnose ILD through detailed illustrations of the pathology and expert coverage of imaging in every chapter.
  • Broaden your understanding of uncommon variants of relatively common ILDs; for example, fibrosis in chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) and in BOOP, interstitial spread of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), and progression of desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) to a picture of fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP).
  • Use imaging material to understand the pathologic changes behind the radiologic appearances of ILDs.
  • Stresses the team approach necessary for the final diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases
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Sep 192015

Case Profiles in Respiratory Care

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By (author): William A. French

This comprehensive text presents readers with a broad range of cases scenarios in respiratory care that help develop important critical thinking skills in information gathering and decision-making. Readers are exposed to the real-life ethical dilemmas confronting medical workers in today’s more technologically advanced health care environment, including treatment of the terminally ill. In addition, readers are exposed to a variety of medical laboratory tests and practices in the different settings they are likely to encounter in respiratory care. This second edition text includes not only the important skills and practices required in respiratory care, but also the challenging dilemmas health care workers face on the job. Supplements Instructor’s Manual 0-7668-0783-5 – 8 1/2 x 11, 64 pages
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Sep 112015

Managing COPD

By (author): Richard EK Russell, Paul A Ford, Peter J. Barnes, Sarah Russell

The book includes recommendations for COPD from published guidelines (eg, the GOLD, ATS, and NICE guidelines) and presents them in the context of relevant clinical treatment issues. This is an in-depth guide on the management of COPD, concentrating on the impact of COPD on a patient as well as how healthcare professionals can intervene and educate the patient at an early stage and thereby slow the onset of severe symptoms.
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