Nov 212016
 

Asthma: Targeted Biological Therapies


By (author): Girolamo Pelaia, Alessandro Vatrella, Rosario Maselli

This book focuses on the fundamentals of the use of biologics in asthma, describing the rationale, principles, mechanisms of action, and indications. It offers an excellent balance between basic science and the analysis of clinical trials, updating readers with new developments that are changing the global scenario for targeted biological anti-asthma therapies, especially with regard to more severe disease. A range of therapies are considered, from the humanized monoclonal anti-IgE antibody omalizumab, widely approved as add-on treatment for inadequately controlled disease, through to emerging biologics for which evidence supportive of efficacy is accumulating, including anti-IL-5, anti-IL-4, and anti-IL-13 therapies. One aspect to emerge is the variability in individual response, which suggests a need for characterization of different asthma subtypes to permit the effective implementation of phenotype-targeted treatments. This book will be of interest for pulmonologists, clinical immunologists, and physicians seeking sound information on these therapies, but also for scientists and pharmacologists wishing to enhance their knowledge of the therapeutic implications of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie severe, uncontrolled asthma.

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Nov 132016
 

Respiratory Endoscopy


This book provides a detailed overview of the latest innovations in respiratory endoscopy, from both diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives; each chapter focuses on one disease and the techniques for early diagnosis as well as treatment. It comprehensively covers treatment and procedures, including simultaneous X-ray fluoroscopy and its use during bronchoscopic procedures. This fast-developing technology is essential for the medical management of non-malignant and malignant diseases of the chest, especially lung cancer. Respiratory Endoscopy describes the cooperation between all the members of the healthcare team, and as such is a valuable resource not only for medical staff, but also for radiological technicians and nursing staff who contribute significantly in the care of the patients undergoing these invasive procedures. By promoting teamwork and providing practical know-how, it will improve the success and safety of respiratory endoscopy procedures.
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Nov 122016
 

Current Review of Asthma


This comprehensive source of up-to-date information on asthma diagnosis and treatment offers concise discussions on concomitant diseases and treatment choices. Coverage includes epidemiology, pathology, airway remodeling, and pathophysiology. Each chapter offers a topic overview, followed by an analysis of current understanding, supplemented by charts, tables, and graphs. Dr. Michael A. Kaliner, the editor, contributes a chapter, “The Pathogenesis of Bronchial Asthma,” drawing on his 30 years of clinical experience.

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Nov 072016
 

The Encyclopedia of Asthma and Respiratory Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health & Living)


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By (author): Tova Navarra R.N.

Provides information on symptoms, treatments, research, drugs, and organizations associated with asthma, respiratory disorders, and related conditions.
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Oct 312016
 

Teen’s Guide to Living with Asthma (Teen’s Guides (Hardcover))


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By (author): William E Berger

Asthma is a chronic life-threatening lung disease that affects nearly 5 million teens, causing episodes of wheezing, coughing, and breathing difficulty. It affects about 1 or 2 teens out of 10, and is the common reason teens miss school in this country. This is a guide offering information on coping and living with the disease.
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Oct 292016
 

Hematologic Abnormalities and Acute Lung Syndromes (Respiratory Medicine)


This book provides a unique frame work for examining acute lung syndromes that arise from hematologic disorders or is defined by a hematologic abnormality as a key feature.  Acute lung processes arising from hematologic disorders can present as life-threatening conditions, and as such, the pulmonary physician or critical care physician are often directly involved in care or called upon to provide expertise. Chapters are organized into three sections, each with an emphasis on pathogenesis and current understanding of mechanisms. The text begins with the central theme of the lungs as the direct interface between the external environment and blood, description of individual components of the hematopoietic system, their function and relevance to the lungs. The second section outlines both benign and malignant primary hematologic disorders that can lead to acute pulmonary manifestations. The final section focuses on acute lung syndromes stemming from complications of transfusion and treatment. Chapters are presented in an easy-to-access format, providing information on diagnosis, management, and outcomes. This is a valuable resource for pulmonary fellows in training, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, and physicians involved in caring for patients in the ICU.

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Oct 202016
 

Hematologic Abnormalities and Acute Lung Syndromes (Respiratory Medicine)


This book provides a unique frame work for examining acute lung syndromes that arise from hematologic disorders or is defined by a hematologic abnormality as a key feature.  Acute lung processes arising from hematologic disorders can present as life-threatening conditions, and as such, the pulmonary physician or critical care physician are often directly involved in care or called upon to provide expertise. Chapters are organized into three sections, each with an emphasis on pathogenesis and current understanding of mechanisms. The text begins with the central theme of the lungs as the direct interface between the external environment and blood, description of individual components of the hematopoietic system, their function and relevance to the lungs. The second section outlines both benign and malignant primary hematologic disorders that can lead to acute pulmonary manifestations. The final section focuses on acute lung syndromes stemming from complications of transfusion and treatment. Chapters are presented in an easy-to-access format, providing information on diagnosis, management, and outcomes. This is a valuable resource for pulmonary fellows in training, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, and physicians involved in caring for patients in the ICU.

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Oct 102016
 

Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology Text with CD-ROM, 3e (Goodman, Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology)


By (author): Lawrence R. Goodman MD FAAC

This classic text is the must-have primer of chest radiology. The Third Edition reflects the latest imaging approaches and terminology while retaining the easy-to-use format that has always made this book so popular. Images and diagrams appear on the left-hand pages while text and multiple-choice review questions appear on the corresponding right-hand pages. An accompanying CD-ROM includes additional images plus self-assessment tests representing three different levels of difficulty – to help you build your diagnostic skills regardless of your current degree of expertise.
  • Uses the popular “programmed learning” approach to promote fast learning and reference.
  • Covers every aspects of chest radiology, including basic science, image interpretation, and terminology.
  • Features CT and MR images as well as traditional radiographs, for easy comparison between modalities.
  • Introduces PET imaging, now widely used for diagnosing chest diseases.
  • Provides complete explanations of new terminology.
  • Replaces old images with the new, digital-quality radiographs.
  • Includes a CD-ROM with additional images and tests of varying levels of difficulty…perfect for beginning medical students through fourth-year residents.
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Oct 022016
 

SARS: How a Global Epidemic Was Stopped (A WPRO Publication)


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SARS caused more fear and social disruption than any other diseases of our time. While it killed a relatively small number of people it nevertheless buckled economies crippled international trade and travel and emptied the streets of some of the world’s most prosperous cities.

Where did this frightening disease come from? How did it spread? And will the world be any better-prepared if it returns? For the first time these and other questions are answered in this remarkable inside account of what really took place in those fateful months of 2003 when severe acute respiratory syndrome threatened to engulf the world.

Written largely by the public health experts and scientists who were at the centre of the battle this book tracks the ways in which the virus spread how close it came to bringing public health systems to their knees and how in the end an unprecedented global coalition stopped it in its tracks.

For health specialists this book will serve as an indispensable guide to the science of SARS providing a detailed account of the clinical symptoms associated with the disease the unravelling of the genetic secrets of the SARS coronavirus and the development of vaccines and diagnostics.

This book is published by the World Health Organization s Regional Office for the Western Pacific where 95% of the more than 8 000 global cases took place and where 12 countries or areas were hit some with devastating force.

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Sep 172016
 

Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures


By (author): Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Committee on the Assessment of Asthma and Indoor Air

Since about 1980, asthma prevalence and asthma-related hospitalizations and deaths have increased substantially, especially among children. Of particular concern is the high mortality rate among African Americans with asthma.

Recent studies have suggested that indoor exposures–to dust mites, cockroaches, mold, pet dander, tobacco smoke, and other biological and chemical pollutants–may influence the disease course of asthma. To ensure an appropriate response, public health and education officials have sought a science-based assessment of asthma and its relationship to indoor air exposures.

Clearing the Air meets this need. This book examines how indoor pollutants contribute to asthma– its causation, prevalence, triggering, and severity. The committee discusses asthma among the general population and in sensitive subpopulations including children, low-income individuals, and urban residents. Based on the most current findings, the book also evaluates the scientific basis for mitigating the effects of indoor air pollutants implicated in asthma. The committee identifies priorities for public health policy, public education outreach, preventive intervention, and further research.

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