Jul 182016

CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma (Desk References)

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As the prevalence of allergic diseases and asthma has increased in recent years, scientists have intensified research efforts to understand the pathogenesis of these sometimes debilitating conditions. Indeed, researchers have provided key insights-and new concepts-that have changed therapeutic strategies. Moreover, allergic inflammation has served as something of a model in furthering our understanding of regulatory mechanisms of inflammation in general.

Presented in an encyclopedic format, the CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma provides the latest scientific information on allergic diseases and asthma. It combines knowledge from clinical immunology with basic immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to examine new treatment strategies for allergic diseases and asthma.

Highlights of the CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma include:

  • EASE OF USE. This desk reference presents topics in alphabetical order so that they are easy to find.
  • CROSS-REFERENCING. Utilizes cross-referencing to aid in the rapid switch between basic and clinical science.
  • UNIFIED NOMENCLATURE. Greatly assists those readers who are new in the field.
  • HIGHLIGHTS VITAL INFORMATION. Vital information is highlighted in boxes, allowing rapid identification of key concepts.

    Written by leading authorities in the field, the CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma serves as a timely reference for anyone interested in this area of research. Not only does it present information in an easy-to-use format, but it addresses many hot topics and views that will have sustaining value for years to come.
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    Jul 182016

    New Drugs for Asthma, Allergy and COPD (Progress in Respiratory Research, Vol. 31)

    This book provides a state-of-the-art account by academic respiratory physicians and senior pharmaceutical industry personnel on the development of new drugs for asthma, allergy and COPD. It contains 80 chapters of highly condensed information, presented in an attractive, reader-friendly format with much use of tables, figures and diagrams. In addition to summarizing the diverse range of current approaches, this handbook also looks into the future, considering many topics that are promising, but have only emerged in the last few years. Developments within established drug categories such as beta-2-agonists, steroids and leukotriene antagonists are also reviewed. Never before has a single book brought together so many pharmaceutical drug developers sharing their experience on such a wide range of respiratory topics!
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    Jul 162016

    Pulmonary Nanomedicine: Diagnostics, Imaging, and Therapeutics

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    This book explores engineered nanomaterials (ENM) pulmonary effects and familiarizes readers with unique aspects of nanomaterial application and research. Focusing on the diagnostic and therapeutic utilities of nanomaterials in different lung diseases, it discusses the novel applications of nanotechnology for the treatment of airway diseases such as asthma, allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, cystic fibrosis, and lung cancer. In an attempt to synchronize the efforts of pulmonary biologists, chemists, and clinicians in developing novel nano-based tools for airway diseases, the book also discusses the strategies to overcome the pathophysiological and technical barriers.

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    Jul 072016

    Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine

    By (author): John Stradling, Andrew Stanton, Annabel H. Nickol, Helen E. Davies, Najib M. Rahman

    Based around the curriculum for specialist trainees in respiratory medicine and designed for those preparing for exit exams, this book contains 44 well-structured, peer-reviewed cases gathered from the Oxford Hospitals, comprehensively covering the various disorders of the respiratory system. new developments in medical training at junior and registrar levels have created a need for a collection of cases which enable self-assessment, directed at post-graduates. Each case comprises a brief clinical history and relevant examination findings, details of investigations, medical imaging followed by questions on differential diagnosis, and management and detailed answers and discussion.
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    Jul 042016

    Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Respiratory Medicine)

    This book provides a comprehensive framework for treatment and management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In recent years great strides have been made toward understanding the pathogenesis and clinical aspects of BPD, which is the most common chronic lung disease affecting infants. This one-stop resource is written by leading scientists and clinicians in the field, and chapters discuss the most recent developments in the basic scientific, translational, and clinical characteristics of the disease. Topics such as hyperoxia, pre- and post-natal inflammation, and genetics and biomarkers of BPD are included, as well as non-invasive ventilation techniques, nutrition, and radiology applications from pre-term birth to adulthood. The book closes with an in-depth look at emerging therapeutic options for prevention of BPD. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia is an essential volume for all neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologists, and scientists interested in developmental disorders of the lung.
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    Jul 032016

    Diseases of the Central Airways: A Clinical Guide (Respiratory Medicine)

    This book explores the non-interventional aspects of interventional pulmonology, focusing on diseases of the central airways. As the field of bronchology and interventional pulmonology expands, newer conditions involving the central airways are being recognized with increasing frequency.  Current literature has mainly focused on technical aspects of the subspecialty, but this book illuminates what else interventional pulmonology has to offer the pulmonologist, including diagnosis and alternate therapeutic options.  Diseases of the Central Airways: A Clinical Guide presents techniques for the diagnoses, management and treatment of patients with intriguing central airway conditions such as: black bronchoscopy, tracheobronchomalacia, endobronchial tuberculosis, and tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica.  In-depth chapters are written by international experts and are up-to-date and comprehensive reviews.  This important new book will contribute significantly to the welfare of patients with lung ailments of the central airways. ?

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    Jul 022016

    Principles of Pulmonary Medicine: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6e (PRINCIPLES OF PULMONARY MEDICINE (WEINBERGER))

    By (author): Steven E. Weinberger MD MACP FRCP, Barbara A. Cockrill MD, Jess Mandel MD FACP

    Principles of Pulmonary Medicine helps you master the foundations of pulmonary medicine without being overwhelmed! This concise, easy-to-read medical reference bookcorrelates basic science principles with the radiologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of respiratory disease to provide an integrated, accessible approach to the study of pulmonary medicine.

    • Focus on the clinical aspects and treatment of specific pulmonary and respiratory diseases, and understand the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology relevant to major pulmonary disorders.
    • Apply the material to real-life practice with case-based pulmonology questionscovering topics including pulmonary function tests, physiologic data, and results of arterial blood gas testing.
    • Learn the latest diagnostic and therapeutic strategies with updated coverage of diagnostic modalities used in pulmonary disease, as well as management of asthma, lung cancer, respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and other pulmonary diseases.
    • Visually grasp difficult concepts with high-quality images of the lung that complement discussions of specific diseases.
    • Efficiently review critical information in pulmonary medicine by skimming margin notes throughout the text.
    • Practice your knowledge with 200 case-based, self-assessment questions and apply pulmonology principles to real-life practice.
    • Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including NEW unique author audio chapter lectures, video clips, questions, additional audio recordings of lung sounds, supplemental images, and more.

    Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

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    Jul 022016

    Fundamentals of High-Resolution Lung CT: Common Findings, Common Patterns, Common Diseases, and Differential Diagnosis

    By (author): Brett M Elicker MD, W. Richard Webb MD

    Fundamentals of High Resolution Lung CT presents a simple and concise approach to the HRCT diagnosis of diffuse lung disease.  Using a clear, reader-friendly approach, the book presents the fundamental insights and facts necessary to interpret HRCT in any clinical setting.

    The text and illustrations highlight the most essential rules, reasoning, shortcuts, and differential diagnostic techniques used in daily clinical practice. Readers will find it an excellent guide to improving the HRCT assessment of commonly encountered lung disease.

     Improve the way you diagnose lung disease!
    • Nearly 600 high-quality full-color illustrations improve diagnostic accuracy by detailing the radiographic features of common lung diseases as they appear on HRCT.
    • Straightforward but comprehensive discussions detail HRCT findings and patterns, and their applications to the diagnosis of lung disease.  
    • Disease-specific coverage makes essential facts easy to find and apply.
    • Availability in e-book and tablet format lets readers access critical content any time, from their handheld reader or tablet device.

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    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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