Textbook of Pleural Diseases, Third Edition

 Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Textbook of Pleural Diseases, Third Edition
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

 Nursing, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Respiratory Nursing at a Glance
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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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Environmental Behavior and Toxicity in East Asia

 Cardiovascular, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Environmental Behavior and Toxicity in East Asia
Feb 212018

This book reviews Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Nitropolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (NPAHs) contamination in the context of environmental pollution in Asia.
It is comprised of the following sections: 1. Fundamental Chemistry and General Characteristics; 2. Analytical Methods; 3. Emission Source and Atmospheric Behavior; 4. Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and PM2.5; 5. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Marine Environments; 6. Metabolic Activation/Toxicities; and 7. Environmental Standards and Guidelines. This volume concentrates on the Far East due to the massive consumption of coal and petroleum in China, which has led to considerable levels of air pollution. High concentration of atmospheric PM2.5 in Beijing have been reported since January 2013 and exposure to such high concentrations may cause respiratory, cardiac and lung diseases. Gathering contributions from international experts, this volume provides a valuable reference guide for global researchers and students interested in learning from the East Asian experience.








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Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd Edition

 Epidemiology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd Edition
Feb 212018
This new edition offers comprehensive coverage of all areas of interventional pulmonology, a minimally invasive endoscopic method for diagnosing and treating lung disorders. The text is divided into eight sections on the major areas of interventional pulmonology, including basic endoscopy, lung cancer staging, and interventional bronschoscopy in asthma and emphysema. Chapters then explore specific procedures and techniques, including medical thoracoscopy, flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and electromagnetical navigation with coverage of history, indications and contraindications, and up-to-date evidence-based reviews. In recent years there have been many advances in interventional pulmonology, the most significant relating to lung cancer early diagnosis and late-stage treatment. Two new chapters on lung cancer epidemiologic changes and personalized lung cancer treatment explore new methods for maximizing patient care for an increasingly prevalent disease. This inclusive volume concludes with a look towards the future of interventional pulmonology and experimental techniques currently being tested. Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine, Second Edition, is a must have for pulmonologists, endoscopists, pulmonary oncologists, ENT physicians, thoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensive care specialists and their teams.
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Applied Respiratory Pathophysiology

 Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Applied Respiratory Pathophysiology
Feb 192018

This easy yet comprehensive reference guide covers the mechanisms of respiratory diseases, explaining the main respiratory conditions for clinicians and postgraduate trainees. It discusses their aetiology as well as the basic concepts required to effectively evaluate and treat them. Applied Respiratory Pathophysiology is the first book to bring together detailed, clinically-relevant explanation of respiratory physiological processes and pathophysiological processes in one text. It is essential reading for anyone diagnosing and treating specific clinical conditions of the lungs.
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Handbook of Respiratory Protection: Safeguarding Against Current and Emerging Hazards

 Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on Handbook of Respiratory Protection: Safeguarding Against Current and Emerging Hazards
Feb 172018

Respiratory protection includes devices and management techniques for keeping people safe from hazardous materials. This handbook presents the state-of-the-art in respiratory protection technology as well as best management practices for work centers. Included are topics relevant to industry, government, and healthcare that provide guidance and tools for ensuring the best possible protection for workers. Most books on this topic are at least 20 years old. Research, technology and management techniques have advanced over the past two decades. This new handbook is needed to provide updated information relevant to today’s occupational needs for industrial hygiene and safety professionals.






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