Jun 102016

Pulmonary Circulation: Diseases and Their Treatment, Fourth Edition

Pulmonary Circulation provides physicians with a better understanding of the structure, function and pathophysiology of the pulmonary circulation. It provides comprehensive coverage from diagnosis and clinical evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension to imaging techniques, disorders and treatment.

This new edition incorporates the latest clinical, pathophysiological and pathological research on pulmonary circulatory disorders. In particular, it provides greater emphasis on the role of the right ventricle in pulmonary vascular disease, updated knowledge on pathobiology and genetics, and includes new material related to imaging and other diagnostic modalities.

This edition also reflects new classifications and all the recommendations from the 2013 World Conference on Pulmonary Circulation as well as current guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and the European Respiratory Society.

Thoroughly updated to keep up with the brisk pace of discovery and emerging therapies, the book remains an essential resource by providing a balance between scientific review and clinically relevant guidelines for the busy practicing physician.

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Jun 012016

Fundamentals of Respiratory System and Sounds Analysis (Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering)

By (author): Zahra Moussavi

Breath sounds have long been important indicators of respiratory health and disease. Acoustical monitoring of respiratory sounds has been used by researchers for various diagnostic purposes. A few decades ago, physicians relied on their hearing to detect any symptomatic signs in respiratory sounds of their patients. However, with the aid of computer technology and digital signal processing techniques in recent years, breath sound analysis has drawn much attention because of its diagnostic capabilities. Computerized respiratory sound analysis can now quantify changes in lung sounds; make permanent records of the measurements made and produce graphical representations that help with the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from lung diseases. Digital signal processing techniques have been widely used to derive characteristics features of the lung sounds for both diagnostic and assessment of treatment purposes. Although the analytical techniques of signal processing are largely independent of the application, interpretation of their results on biological data, i.e. respiratory sounds, requires substantial understanding of the involved physiological system. This lecture series begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology related to human respiratory system, and proceeds to advanced research in respiratory sound analysis and modeling, and their application as diagnostic aids. Although some of the used signal processing techniques have been explained briefly, the intention of this book is not to describe the analytical methods of signal processing but the application of them and how the results can be interpreted. The book is written for engineers with university level knowledge of mathematics and digital signal processing.
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Jun 012016

Respiratory: An Integrated Approach to Disease (LANGE Basic Science)

By (author): Andrew Lechner

An innovative, organ-specific text that blends basic science with the fundamentals of clinical medicine

Part of the Human Organ Systems series, Respiratory: An Integrated Approach to Disease skillfully bridges the gap between the science and practice of medicine. This beautifully illustrated book seamlessly integrates the core elements of cell biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology with clinical medicine. It is the perfect companion for medical students transitioning to their clinical years, as well as for practicing physicians who need a user-friendly update on the basic science underlying the practice of clinical medicine.

Features and highlights include:

  • Detailed learning objectives clearly state learning goals
  • Key concepts are emphasized in every chapter
  • The latest developments in the field are incorporated throughout the text
  • Numerous high-quality illustrations with detailed legends clarify important or difficult concepts
  • Clinical Correlations highlight the clinical implications of basic science
  • Each chapter is accompanied by an annotated bibliography to enhance the learning experience and provide an overview of the critical literature in the field
  • End-of-chapter case-based questions with detailed explanations reinforce important concepts and assess understanding of the material
  • A valuable Glossary of common phrases, terms, abbreviations, and acronyms
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May 312016

Clinical Exercise Testing (European Respiratory Monograph)

By (author): P. Palange, S. Ward

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May 302016

Control of Breathing in Health and Disease (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)

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This useful reference provides comprehensive reviews of the physiological foundations of the control of breathing and offers new insights into the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of breathing disorders in respiratory, cardiac, neuromuscular, and metabolic-endocrine diseases.
Control of Breathing in Health and Disease
  • sheds new light on the central neural mechanisms controlling breathing and the important chemical, neuromechanical, and behavioral systems that are responsible for setting the level and pattern of breathing
  • investigates the neural basis of respiratory sensation and the mechanisms of breathlessness
  • addresses the systems that are responsible for assuring the adequacy of ventilation during exercise
  • considers the structural, mechanical, and neural mechanisms influencing upper airway patency
  • reviews the physiological mechanisms of Cheyne-Stokes breathing
  • charts the influence of gender, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy on ventilatory control
  • presents current approaches to the clinical assessment of the control of breathing
  • discusses breathing abnormalities in the newborn and infants and changes in breathing patterns in the elderly
  • evaluates the mechanisms and management of sleep-disordered breathing
  • analyzes abnormalities in breathing control in chronic obstructive and interstitial lung diseases, heart failure, neurological diseases, muscular dystrophy, and thyroid disorders, diabetes, and acromegaly
  • outlines modern approaches to the management of respiratory failure
  • and more!
    Including more than 2200 references, tables, equations, and drawings, Control of Breathing in Health and Disease benefits pulmonologists; physiologists; chest, pulmonary, thoracic, and cardiovascular physicians and surgeons; asthmologists; cardiologists; respiratory therapists; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.
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    May 272016

    Respiratory Medicine and Science (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

    This is the book that provides expert advice on the clinical aspects of respiratory disorders. The exemplary topics are obstructive sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, angiological sequelae of sarcoidosis, or epidemiology of seasonal influenza epidemics. The emphasis is placed on the pathogenetic aspects, and the relevance and translational potential of experimental studies. The book also presents the latest trends having to with more accessible and personalized health care for chronically ill aged persons, stressing the importance of the mental and emotional sphere in upholding the feeling of life satisfaction. The entwinement of pathophysiological processes raises the issue of the development of individualized and targeted therapeutic management strategies. Clinical practitioners should liaise with medical researchers on the design and execution of investigations to enhance translational power of basic science findings. The book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, health care providers, and other medical professionals.
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    May 272016

    Respiratory Contagion (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

    The book focuses on the contagion nature of respiratory ailments, the ways a pulmonary disease is spread. Respiratory infections are surrounded by interrelated circumstances that act upon individual and community and eventually underlie morbidity. Patient’s age, vulnerability to infections, immune function and responses, comorbidities, but also medical care and the agility in coping with stress, are just a few basic determinants of a diseased state. Modern medication, like newfangled antibiotics and their unrestrained use, may not guarantee the best solution to patient’s condition. A valuable asset of this book is a blend of personal experience and expertise of contributors in pursuit of finding new solutions to old clinical problems. The book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, health care providers, and other health care professionals, particularly those dealing with contagious diseases.
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    May 262016

    Advances in Respiratory Cancerogenesis (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with a low survival rate. Carcinogenesis generally requires a constellation of entwined steps, involving both innate cellular and environmental factors. This book shares the updated knowledge on the origin and development of cancer through genotypic changes which upset the physiological balance between cell proliferation, differentiation, growth control, and apoptosis. The emphasis is put on the role of microRNA proteins involved in the cellular processes above outlined. Cognitive changes, related to dysregulated cellular mechanisms in cancer cells, as yet unchartered area of research, also are tackled. A better understanding of the molecular and cellular biology of lung cancer is the key source of breakthroughs in the diagnosis and prognosis, and finding more effective therapies that target specific mutations. The book provides a source of current facts and trends in clinical research and practice. It will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, and other medical professionals.
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    Apr 302016

    Paediatric Respiratory Disease: Parenchymal Diseases (An Atlas of Investigation and Management)

    By (author): Andrew Bush, Jane C. Davies

    Comprehensive illustrated guide to the much neglected area of parenchymal respiratory disease in children. It includes congenital disorders, disease in neonates, malignant disease, as well as neuromuscular and interstitial diseases. There is also a section on rarer disorders that are commonly misdiagnosed: scleroderma, granulatomas and other rheumatoid disorders, mucopolsaccharidoses, sickle-cell disease and rare neoplasms. Includes hard to diganose conditions, such as interstitial lung disease. References rare diseases of childhood.
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    Apr 272016

    Acute Respiratory Infections (Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library)

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    By (author): Wei Shen Lim

    Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the most common acute medical problem encountered in primary care. Not only are RTIs very common, the spectrum of disease is wide. Clinical management differs according to the characteristics of the infected host and infecting pathogen. Despite these features, there are currently no pocketbooks that bring together clinically relevant information on this broad and important subject area in an accessible and practical manner.
    This pocketbook offers a concise companion for health care professionals who manage patients with acute lung infections. The book covers aspects related to the diagnosis and initial management of these patients, with attention to specific infections which are notable for being difficult to manage, common or of particular clinical importance. The book will appeal to a wide variety of professionals in acute medicine, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, primary care, and other internal medicine specialties.
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