Making Sense of Lung Function Tests, Second Edition

 Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Making Sense of Lung Function Tests, Second Edition
Apr 112018
 

Respiratory problems are the most common cause of acute admission to hospital. A variety of diagnostic investigations are required, both for acute and clinic assessment. Making Sense of Lung Function Tests, Second Edition familiarises both trainees and more experienced clinicians with the interpretation of a range of respiratory parameters. It places lung function in a clinical context using real-life examples and provides invaluable hands-on guidance.

For this second edition Consultant Respiratory Physician Jonathan Dakin and Consultant Anaesthetist Elena Kourteli are joined by Mark Mottershaw, Chief Respiratory Physiologist from Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, all contributing a broad range of expertise and perspectives. Together they have updated the book throughout and added new chapters including an algorithm for interpretation of pulmonary function tests, exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

The text offers a clear explanation of the concepts which students find difficult, including:

The basis of obstructive and restrictive defects
Pattern recognition of the flow volume loop
Differences between TLCO and KCO
Assessment of oxygenation using PO2 and SO2
The basis of Type 1 and type 2 respiratory failure
Distinguishing respiratory and metabolic acidosis
The relationship between sleep and respiratory failure
The information is presented in an accessible way, suitable for those seeking a basic grounding in spirometry or blood gases, but also sufficiently comprehensive for readers completing specialist training in general or respiratory medicine.

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Respiratory Care

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Apr 092018
 

Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of death and disability and account for a massive proportion of hospital admissions. This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview and discussion of respiratory care, with chapters on assessment, investigations, treatments and a wide range of conditions, as well as anatomy and physiology.

Taking an inter-professional and patient-focused approach, Respiratory Care is evidence-based and linked to key practice guidelines to enable postgraduate students and professionals to provide the most effective care. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and makes use of case studies to provide an explicit and practical application of the topic to patient care.

Respiratory Care is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals in respiratory care in hospital or community settings.

 

 

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Asthma, COPD, and Overlap: A Case-Based Overview of Similarities and Differences

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Apr 092018
 

Using illustrative case examples, this book thoroughly reviews similarities and differences between asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the overlap syndrome. It is important to highlight the distinctions because these commonly encountered conditions in respiratory and primary care share many similarities but have important differences often mistaken for each other. This can have serious implications for treatment, particularly as new treatments are targeted at specific phenotypes of the diseases. This practical guide shows how to distinguish between the diseases on a pathological and clinical basis so that appropriate management and treatment may be pursued.

 

 

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Diseases of the Central Airways: A Clinical Guide

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Apr 052018
 

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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Textbook of Pleural Diseases, Third Edition

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Mar 262018
 

Textbook of Pleural Diseases is a comprehensive reference that covers both the basic and clinical science on pleural diseases. Building on the highly respected previous editions, it includes a detailed basic science section for enhanced understanding of both the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that underpin diseases of the pleura.

The clinical sections are written in a uniform style and include the definition, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, investigations, treatments, and possible complications for various pleural diseases. Other clinical chapters discuss both familiar and less common disease aspects.

Five new chapters have been added covering new technologies in the clinical management of pleural diseases, procedural complications and safety measures, and the setting up of a pleural practice. The remaining chapters have been substantially updated. About a third of the 50 chapters in this edition are written by new expert authors providing a fresh view and reflecting the expansion of knowledge in the field.

Each chapter includes a bullet-point summary, and published management guidelines are included where relevant. Also included is a “Key Points” section in each chapter that highlights patient management, making this an indispensable reference for pulmonary physicians, internists, thoracic surgeons and trainees worldwide.

 

 

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Pulmonary Pathology: Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic (Encyclopedia of Pathology)

 Pathology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Pulmonary Pathology: Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic (Encyclopedia of Pathology)
Mar 202018
 

This book covers the complete field of pulmonary pathology – neoplastic and non-neoplastic – from Acinic cell tumor in the lung to Wegener`s Granulomatosis. The alphabetically arranged entries, each of which provides a detailed description of a specific pathological disease pattern, allow readers to quickly and easily find the information they need.

 

 

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Respiratory Nursing at a Glance

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Mar 122018
 

From the publishers of the market leading at a Glance series, and in collaboration with the Association of Respiratory Nurses (ARNS), comes this easy-to-read, highly visual guide bringing together key principles of Respiratory Nursing. Highly visual, each topic is covered in a two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of respiratory care, as well as a focus on preventative measures to prevent, minimise and control respiratory disease.

– Covers a wide range of topics, including assessment and diagnosis, respiratory health, medication, communication, models and management of care, acute and chronic care, and common respiratory diseases
– Takes a unique, holistic approach to care across the life course – from childhood to end of life care.
– Provides need-to-know information in a highly visual, evidence-based, quick-reference format.

Respiratory Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nurses and health care students and practitioners at all levels involved in respiratory care.

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Lung Disease Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology  Comments Off on Lung Disease Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Mar 092018
 

This comprehensive text expounds the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that primarily affects joints. Recent advances in therapy for RA provide the benefit of achieving a better outcome in patients with arthritis, and a large number of reports on RA are now available.
Moreover, the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism have proposed guidelines and recommendations for management of RA patients. Therefore, clinicians around the world can adequately understand how to manage patients who have joint symptoms in RA. At the same time, however, the management of RA patients who have lung problems has not been disseminated sufficiently, although lung disease is a common complication in approximately 30–40 % of patients with RA. Unfortunately, there has been a lack of tangible evidence regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of lung disease associated with RA.

Each expert author in this book elucidates the current status of knowledge about lung disease in RA and the management of RA patients with lung diseases. Thus this valuable collection benefits not only rheumatologists but also respirologists, radiologists, pathologists, general practitioners, and medical staff such as nurses who are involved in the management of RA.

 

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Respiratory Physiology for the Intensivist

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Mar 092018
 

This important medical reference draws from myriad sources in the field of respiratory physiology to help critical care providers improve the clinical outcomes of critically ill patients. While neither implicating nor recommending any specific clinical practice patterns or guidelines, the goal of the book is to bring the principles of respiratory physiology from the textbook to the real-world practice of contemporary ICU medicine.

Presented in a clear, concise format for clinicians and care providers—from the novice to the most experienced—Respiratory Physiology for the Intensivist starts by offering ten chapters highlighting key physiological principles relating to the respiratory system. The subsequent eight chapters bring into focus the application of these scientific principles in the treatment of disease processes commonly encountered in ICU medicine, including pneumonia, asthma, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

With this practical manual, author Robert L. Vender, MD, a clinician currently practicing critical care medicine, dispels the illusion that the concepts inherent to respiratory physiology have become mere terminology that is no longer relevant in today’s high-tech intensive care settings. To the contrary, readers will discover that the principles of respiratory physiology can be applied in day-to-day practice of ICU medicine for better health and survival outcomes.

 

 

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Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

 Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Feb 232018
 

This helpful, practical book begins with a clear explanation of acid-base balance, followed by a straightforward six-step approach to arterial blood gas interpretation. The authors then apply this approach to a wide range of realistic case studies that resemble situations readers are likely to encounter in practice.

With a strong focus on patient care pathways and including the most up-to-date information on arterial blood gas interpretation, this book will be invaluable to nurses, junior doctors and biomedical scientists as well as students and trainees in all these areas.

Contents include:

Introduction to acid-base balance
A systematic approach to ABG interpretation
Respiratory acidosis
Respiratory alkalosis
Metabolic acidosis
Metabolic alkalosis
Compensatory mechanisms
ABG analysis practice questions and answers

 

 

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