Feb 262017
 

Atlas of Pulmonary Vascular Imaging


By (author): Conrad Wittram

Packed with detailed, clearly labeled radiologic images on every page,
this lavishly illustrated atlas teaches readers how to identify and quickly
diagnose the spectrum of pulmonary vascular pathologies using the full range of
imaging modalities. Each concise yet comprehensive chapter provides systematic
coverage of the imaging manifestations of common, uncommon, and rare diseases.
Explanatory text supplements each high-quality image to highlight only the most
relevant, must-know information.

Features:

  • In-depth coverage of how the pulmonary vessels are
    affected by congenital anomalies, cardiac disease, emboli, in situ thrombosis,
    vasculitis, tumors, aneurysms, and other key lung vessel pathologies
  • 359 high-resolution radiologic images demonstrate a
    wide variety of imaging modalities, from radiography, angiography, and
    multislice CT, to MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear imaging
  • Succinct bullet-point format enables quick and easy
    reference
  • High-quality angiogiographic and correlative CT
    images and instructive drawings illustrate the diagnostic criteria of
    pulmonary embolism
  • Tips on how to recognize pulmonary embolism mimics,
    such as partial volume and flow-related artifacts

This image-rich volume is
ideal for clinicians, fellows, and residents in radiology, respiratory medicine,
emergency medicine, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery as both an educational tool and a user-friendly reference for everyday practice.

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Feb 252017
 

Radiology of Chest Diseases


By (author): Sebastian Lange, Geraldine Walsh

This fully revised and expanded third edition covers all aspects of modern
thoracic radiology, and includes important new sections on computer tomographic
signs, interventional radiology of the thorax and the latest developments in
cardiac CT and MRI diagnostics, as well as a new chapter on high resolution/thin
section CT patterns. The section on diffuse lung disease has been expanded and
many new CT illustrations have been added. The book contains comprehensive
information on the role of new technologies, including MDCT, in the evaluation
of thoracic disease, the role of PET/PET-CT in the thorax, and the expanding
roles of MDCT and MRI in evaluation of the heart.

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Feb 232017
 

Advances in Pulmonary Drug Delivery


The respiratory tract has been used to deliver biologically active chemicals into the human body for centuries. However, the lungs are complex in their anatomy and physiology, which poses challenges to drug delivery. Inhaled formulations are generally more sophisticated than those for oral and parenteral administration. Pulmonary drug development is therefore a highly specialized area because of its many unique issues and challenges. Rapid progress is being made and offers novel solutions to existing treatment problems. Advances in Pulmonary Drug Delivery highlights the latest developments in this field.

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Feb 212017
 

Paediatric Pulmonary Function Testing (Progress in Respiratory Research, Vol. 33)


A Karger ‘Publishing Highlights 1890–2015’ title
This book represents a comprehensive review of the most recent developments in paediatric pulmonary function testing and their clinical applications in common paediatric respiratory disorders. The first section reviews the current lung function tests used in infants and toddlers who are by nature unable to cooperate with most testing procedures. It describes the methodologies, provides normal values where available, and gives advice for data interpretation. The second section deals with the classic adult-type pulmonary function tests and their application in the semi-cooperative or cooperative older child. Age-related technical issues and the limitations of these tests are considered. Tests assessing the respiratory system beyond the usual measurements of mechanics, lung volume, and bronchial responsiveness are covered in the third section. These include the measurements of respiratory muscle function, work of breathing, diffusing capacity, and inflammatory markers in exhaled air and breath condensate. The fourth section discusses the clinical usefulness of pulmonary function tests in the diagnosis and management of the most common paediatric respiratory disorders including asthma, cystic fibrosis and neuromuscular disorders, as well as in the follow-up care after lung or bone marrow transplantation or after neonatal lung disease. This part is unique, since no books previously published in the field of paediatric lung function testing have considered its clinical value in the individual patient. Finally, the future role of pulmonary function testing in the neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit is evaluated. Practical and up-to-date, this textbook is of special interest for paediatric and adult pulmonologists, paediatric intensivists, general paediatricians and physicians in training for these specialties, as well as for pulmonary function technicians and respiratory therapists.
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Feb 072017
 

Oxford Desk Reference: Respiratory Medicine (Oxford Desk Reference Series)


In the era of evidence-based medicine, clinicians draw upon a vast resource of research-based evidence to guide their practice. However, finding this information is not always easy, particularly when it is most needed. In the case of respiratory medicine which covers more than 40 individual conditions, the research-based evidence may be limited and/or disproportionate to the incidence of the condition. Guidelines are available but difficult and time consuming to find.

This book is designed to overcome this problem. Many of the key recommendations to be found in current evidence-based guidelines are presented in a uniform and accessible format. The same format has been used for expert opinion on best practice where the evidence base is limited. The design of this book makes locating the information needed both quick and simple, and the succinct yet easy-to-read nature of the text means that key points can be reviewed and assimilated rapidly. The text is enhanced by a number of summary boxes and tables for quick reference to the key points covered in the narrative. A large number of these sections also have radiological images illustrating the relevant abnormalities. Written by experts in their field, this book presents a succinct overview based on both best practice and available research evidence.

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Jan 092017
 

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension: From Bench to Bedside


This book focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, Group 1) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH, Group 4) among the various groups of pulmonary hypertension (PH) whose classification was updated into five major categories at the 5th World Symposium held in Nice, France, in 2013. Readers will find recent progress, methods, and up-to-date information on PH mechanisms, diagnostic images, and treatment in the management of PH.
This volume, with contributions by leading researchers worldwide in the field , consists of five parts, starting with the fundamentals of PH, then pathophysiology and genetics, treatment, and right ventricular function.
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Jan 082017
 

West’s Pulmonary Pathophysiology


By (author): John B. West M.D. Ph.D. D.Sc, Andrew M. Luks M.D.

West’s Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials offers accessible explanations of disease processes that affect the respiratory system. This best-selling companion to West’s Respiratory Physiology, Tenth Edition, has served generations of students. Dr. John B. West, together with new co-author Dr. Andrew M. Luks, presents the vital knowledge you need in a concise, straightforward manner that’s easy to understand.

  • Learn the very latest on COPD, asthma, restrictive lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and much more.
  • See how pathophysiology applies to clinical practice with clinical vignettes in every chapter, followed by multiple-choice questions and answers to test your comprehension.
  • Visualize concepts vividly with the aid of new radiographs, CT images, and color photomicrographs.
  • Study with ease through abundant chapter outlines, Key Concepts boxes, bulleted review sections, and other helpful summaries.
  • Prepare for exams with 75 multiple-choice review questions, accompanied by answers and explanations, inside the book as well as in an Interactive Question Bank online.

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Jan 072017
 

Acute Lung Injury and Repair: Scientific Fundamentals and Methods (Respiratory Medicine)


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence is predicted to increase with the aging population  Several clinical disorders can initiate ARDS, including pneumonia, sepsis, gastric aspiration and trauma but despite intense research over the past 40 years, we still have an incomplete understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease and treatment remains largely supportive.  This book provides an overview of acute lung injury and repair, describes current animal models to study lung injury and reviews current methodologies to study and measure lung injury and repair.  Special emphasis is given to state of the art techniques and methods and relevance to human disease.  Acute Lung Injury and Repair: Scientific Fundamentals and Methods is a useful resource for physicians and scientists who are interested in experimental model systems for insight into ARDS pathogenesis and treatment strategies. ?

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Jan 062017
 

Pulmonary Embolism


By (author): Paul D. Stein

A must have resource for clinicians and investigators  interested in pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis

  • Highly illustrated with numerous tables and graphs alongside clear concise text
  • Includes chapters addressing pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in relation to diseases and disorders such as; chronic heart failure, cancer, diabetes, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many more
  • Discusses the role the different tools offered in imaging for PE, including echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography (CT), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), ventilation-perfusion (V-Q) imaging, dual energy CT, and magnetic resonance angiography
  • Contains 29 new chapters and includes new content on epidemiology of deep venous thrombosis; use of the new anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) for DVT and PE; indications and results with thrombolytic therapy and with vena cava filters; and information and indications for invasive mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis
  • Written by an internationally recognized and respected expert in the field
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Jan 052017
 

Asthma Prevention and Management Guidelines: 2003, Japan (JGL 2003): English Summary (International Archives of Allergy and Immunology)


Supplement Issue: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 2005, Vol. 136, Suppl. 1
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