Jul 042015
 


In the face of the rapid developments in sleep medicine, this book seeks to present the current knowledge in the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea. New physiological approaches to modeling sleep and recent pathophysiologic findings in upper airway mechanics as well as the importance of inflammatory and oxidative processes and the underlying genetic aspects are discussed to open up new avenues of investigation for better understanding and improved therapeutic options. Besides the well-known CPAP therapy, chapters describe novel therapeutic methods that are currently under investigation and highlight their future prospects, limitations as well as recommendations for practice. The influence of breathing disturbances on the cardiovascular system during sleep is significant. Reviews of central sleep apnea and of cardiovascular complications of sleep-disordered breathing therefore play an important role in this edition. Some of the chapters are dedicated to specific aspects in children, in the elderly and in pregnancy and receive special attention as sleep apnea is relevant to all ages. The excellent contributions to this volume will be stimulating reading to pneumologists, sleep and ENT specialists, neurologists, dental surgeons, cardiologists, obstetricians, general practitioners as well as public health specialists.
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Jun 272015
 


Hailed by professional journals and esteemed by primary care physicians, Bronchial Asthma: A Guide for Practical Understanding and Treatment, Sixth Edition, has been fully updated to help physicians face the challenge of diagnosis and management in every variety of patient subpopulation.
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Jun 272015
 


From acute respiratory diseases to chronic lung conditions, pulmonology is a vital area of clinical medicine. Due to a wide array of respiratory diseases, clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions can be complex and oftentimes challenging. In addition to recognizing common characteristics of lung diseases, identifying unusual clinical presentation of pulmonary conditions remains an important educational experience. This concise and easy-to-read title provides that experience in practical context, using a case-based system of learning where a unique case is presented and discussed and questions are provided to challenge the learner and reinforce the transmission of knowledge. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology is not an exhaustive review but rather focuses on common and important problems, with emphasis on evaluation and treatment. The book offers 16 chapters consisting of two or more cases followed by five to ten multiple choice questions. A valuable resource for pulmonologists, allergists, primary care physicians, internal medicine, fellows in allergy and pulmonology, and residents in training, this practical title will also be of interest to nurses, physician assistants, and medical students studying pulmonology. Challenging Cases in Pulmonology complements two previously published case-based titles edited by Dr. Mahmoudi: Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology (Humana Press, 2009) and Challenging Cases in Allergic and Immunologic Diseases of the Skin (Springer, 2010).
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Jun 272015
 


Dail and Hammar’s Pulmonary Pathology has established itself as the definitive reference in the field. This third edition is now a two-volume, full color text and has been thoroughly updated to cover newly recognized entities and the latest advances in molecular diagnostic techniques. It is abundantly illustrated with more than 2,000 illustrations in total, 1,900 of which are in full color. This first volume focuses on Nonneoplastic lung diseases, and Volume II covers Neoplastic Lung Diseases. It is an outstanding contribution to pathology literature and a must-have for the library of every surgical and pulmonary pathologist.

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Jun 072015
 

Lecture Notes: Respiratory Medicine (Paperback)

By (author): Stephen J. Bourke, Graham P. Burns

Providing a detailed overview of respiratory medicine in one shortvolume, Respiratory Medicine Lecture Notes coverseverything from the basics of anatomy and physiology through toinformation on a full range of respiratory diseases.

Whether approaching the topic for the first time, starting arotation, or looking for a quick-reference summary, medicalstudents, specialist nurses, technicians and doctors in trainingwill find this book an invaluable source of theoretical andclinical information.

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Jun 072015
 


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The dissemination of knowledge, and medical and public education constitute a fundamental objective of the ERS mission; and the ERS School aims to provide excellence in respiratory medicine education. In 2005, the ERS School started the very ambitious HERMES (Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists) project. Since then, seven HERMES Task Forces have formed to standardise training and education within different specialties of respiratory medicine. To support the implementation of various educational
activities, the ERS has produced a series of Handbooksas educational tools, with the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicinebeing the first textbook to be launched in 2010.
Starting in 2007, the Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Task Force, using a formal consensus process and working with numerous experts throughout Europe, developed a HERMES syllabus (description of the competencies required) and a HERMES curriculum (description of how competencies should be taught, learned and assessed), as well as a voluntary European examination in paediatric respiratory medicine. With the paediatric HERMES project now well underway, it is an opportune time to publish an ERS Handbook of Paediatric Respiratory Medicineto provide a comprehensive update for specialists within this field of respiratory medicine. The content of this Handbookfollows the HERMES syllabus and curriculum to provide a compact, state-of-the-art textbook, with each of the sections prepared by senior specialists and clinical experts in the field.

We hope that this Handbookwill not only inform our trainees but also provide an easily accessible and comprehensive update for colleagues at all levels of seniority across paediatric respiratory medicine. Thus, this educational tool is intended to make a significant contribution to increasing the standards of training in paediatric respiratory medicine throughout Europe and, ultimately, to improving the care of children with respiratory disease.

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Eight years ago, the ERS School started a very ambitious project to harmonise education in respiratory medicine for European specialists (HERMES). A preliminary survey among 29 European countries showed considerable variation in postgraduate training. Based on these findings, the ERS School developed a range of consensus documents: a core syllabus describing the competencies required, a curriculum of recommendations indicating how competencies should be taught and learned, an accreditation methodology for training centres, and a voluntary European examination to assess whether specialists have acquired the knowledge-based component of competence. The Handbook, together with a vast array of educational material, such as lectures, articles published in Breatheand the European Respiratory Monograph, and other lectures and courses, all available on the ERS School website, together comprise an unrivalled educational resource for anyone preparing for the European Examination in Adult Respiratory Medicine.

The first edition of the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicinewas published in 2010 with the aim of providing state-of-the-art summaries in all areas of respiratory medicine. This second edition of the Handbookhas been extensively peer review and revisited, and includes new sections on
• cytology of the lung
• HRCT of the chest
• long-term ventilation
• opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host
• the pharmacology of asthma and COPD
• HRCT in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease
• pathology and molecular biology of lung cancer
• palliative care
The Handbookis a comprehensive, easily accessible source of the essentials of respiratory medicine for senior medical staff requiring revalidation, and nursing and allied healthcare professionals at all levels who wish to keep their knowledge up to date. All readers can be assured that as they set sail to manage patients across the spectrum of respiratory disorders, they are armed with the best information, access to multiple-choice questions to check their knowledge, and a source guide for more in-depth study.

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Jun 042015
 


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Jun 042015
 

Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 2-Volume Set, 5th edition (Hardcover)

By (author): Michael Grippi, Jack Elias, Jay Fishman, Allan Pack, Robert Senior, Robert Kotloff

Turn to the field's definitive text for a thorough understanding of the clinical and scientific aspects of pulmonary medicine

Since 1980, Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders has delivered unparalleled coverage of pulmonary medicine and the underlying basic and applied science upon which clinical practice is based. The Fifth Edition, with 270 contributing authors, includes over 2,000 illustrations, 60 videos, and 18,000 references. The book opens with a comprehensive overview of the scientific basis of lung function in health and disease. It then provides detailed coverage of the broad array of diseases and disorders affecting the respiratory system, including obstructive and restrictive diseases, pulmonary vascular disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, lung neoplasms, respiratory infections, and respiratory failure, among others.

The Fifth Edition has been completely updated to reflect the many advancements that have been made in pulmonary medicine over the past few years, including:

  • Molecular development of the lung
  • Stem cells and respiratory disease
  • Genetics of pulmonary disease and the growth of personalized medicine
  • Technical advances in lung transplantation
  • Growth in immunology and immunosuppressive management
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Circadian rhythms and sleep biology
  • Rapid evolution in lung imaging techniques, including functional imaging
  • Contemporary interventional bronchoscopic techniques

You will also find state-of-the-art coverage of the latest topics in critical care medicine, including:

  • Early diagnosis and management of sepsis
  • Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Management of agitation and delirium in the ICU
  • The newly defined entity of "chronic critical illness"

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Jun 042015
 

UNDERSTANDING RESPIRATORY MEDICINEIn this concise practical guide the Editor and Authors combine a symptoms- and problem-based approach with systematic coverage of lung disease – to help students and young professionals to understand respiratory medicine in the round.

The first section of the book is devoted to the underlying principles and clinical skills needed – science and disease process, symptoms and signs, examination, and tests. The second section deals with disease specific material, giving due weight and explanation to more common conditions. The third section covers respiratory pharmacology, and the fourth consists of multiple choice review questions. The book is illustrated throughout by case studies, plus photos and diagrams in full colour.

Care of patients with respiratory illness is given by a multidisciplinary team, and Understanding Respiratory Medicine is designed to appeal to medical students, young doctor, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, physiological measurement technicians and clinical scientists.

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