May 212017
 

Pathobiology of Pulmonary Disorders (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)


Pulmonary disorders significantly contribute to the current level of disease burden. Effective disease management is essential for improving clinical outcomes and quality of life. This book highlights the issues involved with diagnosing and managing various pulmonary conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, respiratory tract infections, including those developing as a sequel of antibiotic treatment, and others. Investigations on novel diagnostic procedures and potential biomarkers of diseases are discussed, along with disease presentations and management. Preventive measures related to lifestyle and air quality, with the implications on patients care, are tackled as well. Progress in clinical savvy is inseparably linked with getting an insight into the pathogenesis of a condition. This book presents views and information on the research developments in the rapidly changing field of pneumology. Target readership: clinicians and researchers, family practitioners, and trainees.

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May 202017
 

Core Topics in Airway Management (Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover))


Every anaesthetist reaches the end of their career with a collection of difficult airway experiences. Managing airway challenges relies on a combination of good clinical practice, knowledge of relevant basic sciences and critical evaluation of every aspect of airway care. This new edition of Core Topics in Airway Management provides any trainee or consultant involved in airway techniques with practical, clinically relevant coverage of the core skills and knowledge required to manage airways in a wide variety of patients and clinical settings. All new procedures and equipment are reviewed, and detailed chapters advise on airway issues in a range of surgical procedures. This edition also contains a series of practical questions and answers, enabling the reader to evaluate their knowledge. Written by leading airway experts with decades of experience managing difficult airways, Core Topics in Airway Management, second edition, is an invaluable tool for anaesthetists, intensivists, and emergency physicians.
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May 192017
 

New Perspectives in Monitoring Lung Inflammation: Analysis of Exhaled Breath Condensate


Attracting the attention of the medical community, exhaled breath condensate is a completely non-invasive method for sampling secretions from the airways. Analysis of exhaled breath condensate is potentially useful for monitoring airway inflammation and in pharmacological therapy. With its non-invasive nature, this method may be suitable for longitudinal studies even in children and in patients with lung severe disease.

New Perspectives in Monitoring Lung Inflammation provides an introduction to the analysis of exhaled breath condensate for monitoring lung inflammation. The book presents current knowledge on the physicochemical properties of exhaled breath condensate and its formation in the airways and covers important aspects of the methodology. It details markers, and classes of markers, of airway inflammation in separate chapters and discusses the use of the technique in adults and children. The text also reviews the implications for drug development and future research. The volume concludes with an overview of lung inflammation focusing on basic and clinical pharmacology of important mediators.

Presenting a comprehensive view of exhaled breath condensate, the text explains how this method could play a major role in the diagnosis and therapy of lung diseases, and may launch a new era in respiratory medicine.
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May 042017
 

Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guide


By (author): Bruce R. Thompson, Brigitte M. Borg, Robyn E. O’Hehir

Lung function assessment is the central pillar of modern respiratory diagnosis, providing invaluable information to assist in clinical decision making and management strategies.Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guide is a practical “how-to” training manual, which provides the reader with the necessary skills to interpret lung function test results, and to write a concise and informative report on the outcome.

Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guide  

  • provides unique guidance on the reporting of pulmonary function tests, including illustrative cases and sample reports.
  • utilizes the many references available on interpretation of lung function and provides a teaching/reference tool for report writing of lung function results routinely performed in clinical practice.
  • provides the reader with the skill to interpret and write a concise, yet informative report
  • provides examples of results and written reports (with commentary where necessary as further explanation).
  • focuses primarily on tests performed as part of routine clinical testing: spirometry, static lung volumes, gas transfer, bronchial provocation tests, and maximal respiratory pressures.

Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guideis a superb new resource to educate medical students, junior doctors, family physicians, as well as advanced trainee physicians specializing in respiratory medicine, respiratory scientists, and respiratory physicians

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May 032017
 

Handbook of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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By (author): P John Rees, Peter M. A. Calverley

The medical literature addresses chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but this text focuses on the most salient aspects of the disease and brings those into a single reference source. Handbook of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease begins with clear classifications of COPD symptoms and defines the full pathology. The editors then concentrate on management-the best approach, medications, prevention and methods for dealing with complications. That concentration, along with the concise layout and explanations, makes this guide extremely practical. It is ideal for the clinician who attends to COPD patients.
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Apr 302017
 

Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics)


By (author): Jeremy Hull, Julian Forton, Anne Thomson

Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, second edition remains the first point of reference for those faced with treating acute or chronic respiratory problems. The handbook discusses the approach to clinical problems, specific conditions, supportive care and practical procedures, and includes vital appendices covering specific tests and statistics. Designed as a practical guide, it serves general and specialist paediatricians at both consultant and trainee level.

The book is divided into five parts. Part I provides a practical approach to acute and non-acute clinical problems. Part II provides detailed information about common and more rare clinical conditions. Part III provides useful information on supportive care, including for example, use of non-invasive ventilation and the care of a child with a tracheotomy. Part IV gives details on how to perform several practical procedures, such as ciliary brush biopsy, flexible bronchoscopy, and inserting a chest drain. The appendices provide information on lung function testing and tables of age-corrected normal values for several respiratory parameters.

Written by three consultants in paediatric respiratory medicine, their expertise in the subject provides all levels of paediatricians with practical guide on a subject that is increasingly relevant in paediatrics.

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Apr 272017
 

Medical Devices for Respiratory Dysfunction: Principles and Modeling of Continous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)


By (author): Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily

The primary objective of this book is to present recent research and development on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices with particular focus on their use for the treatment of the most prevalent respiratory disorders: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS). The book introduces the reader to the basic principles of operation, development and modeling in addition to updated literature surveys of respiratory support devices with an emphasis on OSA and RDS. The book reflects more than 10 years of research and development on using electromechanical engineering principles to improve clinical outcomes in the medical community. The book consists of an introductory chapter on modeling concepts plus two parts. Part 1 consists of five chapters which focus on OSA devices. The first chapter covers basic principles of operation, functionality and an updated literature survey on development, modeling and the improvement of relevant OSA treatment devices. The remaining four chapters focus on CPAP fluid dynamics, humidification, automatic control and mask design. Part 2 focuses on the use of the Bubble CPAP system to treat RDS. The first chapter covers basic principles of operation, functionality and an updated literature survey on these devices. The remaining two chapters focus on the modeling and development of Bubble CPAP devices and modeling of the neonatal respiratory system. Bioengineering researchers and engineers involved in the field of designing medical devices, as well as practitioners and students, will find this book a helpful compilation that familiarizes the reader with practical modeling approaches to enhance the design process. This book will have widespread use in undergraduate and graduate modeling courses.
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Apr 222017
 

Ventilatory Support for Chronic Respiratory Failure (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)


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As our population continues to grow, more and more patients are becoming dependent on long-term ventilatory support. Therefore, the need for quality options such as home mechanical ventilation is fast becoming a necessity. Ventilatory Support For Chronic Respiratory Failure (CRF) is the first resource to authoritatively address the needs of the acute or chronic respiratory patient through the transition from the hospital to the home-care setting.

This reference covers best practices in the management of CRF patients who are:

  • clinically stable
  • ventilator dependent in an institutional setting
  • transitioning back to the community
  • likely to require home-based care

Covering ethical and economic management issues, as well as perspectives from renowned national and international specialists, this guide:

  • guides clinicians through transitional care stages, from weaning in the acute care setting to long-term ventilation in the home
  • discusses topics rarely detailed in acute care texts, such as physical therapy and secretion clearance
  • contains a chapter focused on the special care needs of the CRF patient including nutritional concerns, pressure ulcers, pneumonia, and speech challenges
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Apr 212017
 

Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease


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This book brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both Respiratory Medicine and Palliative Medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. It deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living their lives with advanced progressive lung disease.
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Apr 162017
 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systemic Inflammatory Disease (Respiratory Disease Series: Diagnostic Tools and Disease Managements)


This book considers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) not as a simple inflammation of the lung but as a systemic inflammatory disease. Beginning with epidemiological studies, etiology, diagnosis and treatment, it elaborates further, illustrating some comorbidities and associations with other respiratory diseases. As such it provides numerous improved and more comprehensive treatment methods, including drug therapies as well as some non-drug therapies.  There are also chapters describing the pathogenesis, genetic abnormalities and newly discovered pathogenetic mechanisms that are expected to be studied further in the future.

Edited and written by pioneering researchers, each chapter summarizes the latest trends, describes future prospects and explores the unresolved and critical questions. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – A Systemic Inflammatory Disease is a valuable resource to beginning researchers, physicians engaged in clinical practice, supervisors, and basic researchers whose work includes COPD.

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