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

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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Aug 302016

Allergy and Respiration (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Allergy is an increasing health issue. It often targets the respiratory tract and entwines with respiratory ailments, which makes it difficult to discern the cause-effect linkage. Nonetheless, measures to counter the allergic background are a linchpin in preserving respiratory health. This book is an update on current advances in clinical and basic science on allergy and related topics. The diagnostics of allergy requires a multidisciplinary approach, including molecular examinations aimed at unraveling the intracellular control cascades. Chapters give insight into the innovations concerning modern pulmonary function tests, discuss pharmacological paradigms, and tackle the overlapping infectious aspects and clinical symptoms and markers. Environmental and genetic factors elicit a spectrum of inflammatory phenotypes linked to differential body responses to allergic perturbations. The book is intended for healthcare professionals, notably pulmonologists, primary care physicians, and medical researchers.   
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Aug 192016

Pulmonary Infection and Inflammation (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Pulmonary diseases are the major cause of human morbidity, taxing the health care system due to disease prevalence, chronicity, and social and fiscal costs. This book concentrates on the inflammatory and immunogenic settings of pulmonary disorders and related medical areas. Excessive inflammation causes lung injury and forms a conducive background for pathogenic infections, particularly in immuno-compromised hosts. Bacterial immuno-evasive strategies develop, leading to self-perpetuating pathologies. Inflammation also is an essential component of non-communicable lung diseases, including asthma and respiratory allergies, and smoking-related or granulomatous diseases. The chapters combine a strong grounding in basic science with extensive clinical knowledge and experience. Advances in diagnostics, as well as preventive and therapeutic aspects also are tackled. The book provides useful information to clinicians, researchers, health care and other medical professionals.
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Aug 172016

Pulmonary Dysfunction and Disease (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Lung ventilation is driven by a complex neural regulatory network, and apart from conditions typically observed during a disease state, it is sensitive to functional dysregulation. This book focuses on a wide variety of pulmonary topics including inflammation, infection, cancerogenesis, hypoxia, and stress. The chapters deal with the pathophysiologic background of processes and mechanisms whereby abnormal or undesired conditions develop and progress. The exemplary topics concern the genotyping of mutations involved in the development of lung cancer, which helps target molecular anticancer therapy, or the advances in computed tomography technology employed in pulmonary diagnostics. Functional cardio-respiratory changes associated with a particular disease or resulting from disease, or dysautonomic state due to affective disorder or hypokinesia of spaceflight microgravity also are tackled. The book is intended for medical researchers and clinicians, notably pulmonologists, internists, family doctors, and all interested in this exciting area of science.
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Aug 132016

Guide to Clinical Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

By (author): Steven D Nathan, A Whitney Brown, Christopher S King

This clinically focused pocket guide offers a concise yet complete overview of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, covering the most recent information on aspects such as pathophysiology, management, treatment, and clinical trials. The text is easily accessible and offers pulmonologists and other health care professionals with an excellent quick reference tool. Full color images and figures enhance and summarize key aspects of the text. 
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that affects the alveoli and leads to serious lung damage, and the idiopathic nature of this disease means that the origin or cause is unknown. This disease is relatively rare, affecting 3 in 10,000 people, but it is becoming more common. Physicians should be aware of the early stages and symptoms of this disease so management strategies can be implemented quickly, and the best treatment can be administered.
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Aug 102016

Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

This volume summarizes current techniques; ranging from protocols for virus growth, isolation, quantification and generation of recombinant RSV virus to procedures for the efficient characterization of the host immune response to RSV infection. These techniques are used in numerous laboratories around the world and are the building blocks that support the majority of RSV virus research. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Humana Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Methods and Protocols aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.

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Aug 082016

Chest Radiology (Jaypee Gold Standard Mini Atlas)

Chest radiology is the most commonly-used investigation method for pulmonary diseases. Accurate interpretation by radiologists is essential, in order to diagnose and manage disorders effectively. This atlas is a concise guide to chest radiology for residents and clinicians. Beginning with an introduction to anatomy, the book presents state of the art chest X-Ray, CT, MRI and PET scan images for numerous medical conditions. The book offers a clear understanding of how to recognise and interpret basic radiological signs, pathologies and patterns for differential diagnosis. A photo CD ROM is included to enhance the numerous well-illustrated X-Rays, CT and MRI scans in the atlas, making it an invaluable, hands-on reference for the evaluation of chest images. Key points * Concise guide to chest radiology for residents and clinicians * Presents numerous chest X-Rays, CT, MRI and PET scan images for chest diseases and disorders * Offers clear understanding of radiological signs, pathologies and patterns to assist differential diagnosis * Includes photo CD ROM
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