If you're one of the thirty-eight million who endure from sinus problems, you know the debilitating effects this condition can bring--from pounding headaches, runny nose, and chronic fatigue to asthma, halitosis, even serious lung disease and meningitis. The good news is that sinus disease can be dramatically alleviated and permanently reversed. Now, after years of research, interviews, and personal and professional experience, Debra Fulghum Bruce and Murray Grossan, M.D., share cures from the top healthcare specialists and
patients . . . cures that really work.
In clear, authoritative language, The Sinus Cure explains how you can easily design a highly effective 7-step sinus healing program to help you get a long-lasting grip on your own particular symptoms. Inside you'll discover
- Alternative and complementary healing options--homeopathy, herbs, t'ai chi, yoga, and other ancient and New Age strategies
- The foods that trigger sinusitis--and the ones that soothe it
- Nutritional and natural supplements that reduce swelling and inflammation
- Proven methods for clearing the air you breathe of dust mites, mold, damp, and other allergens
- Effective sinus hygiene, including the wonder of nasal irrigators
- Exercises that can act as a decongestant
- Helpful (and not-so-helpful) prescription or over-the-counter medications
- The startling truth about sinus surgery
- How to combine the most effective medical and natural treatments to end your sinus symptoms
Although further medical research is needed to completely eradicate sinusitis, the treatments and medications described here, most without any side effects, will greatly reduce or end your sinus problems. So breathe easy. Relief is here!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A variety of learning activitiesinclude fill-in-the-blank, matching, and labeling exercises to help you assess your knowledge of text content.
Open-ended critical thinking questionsask you to apply your understanding of text material with a written response.
Case studiesplace key subject matter in a clinical context to help you connect theory with practice.
Key concept questionsare NBRC-style multiple choice questions that require recall, application, and analysis. ALL NEW! Content is divided into easy-to-follow sections that progress in difficulty from recall exercises to application exercises.
An ideal resource for preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination.New content on sleep apnea, neurological disorders, legal aspects of sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine genetics, circadian disorders, geriatrics, women’s health, cardiovascular diseases, and occupational sleep medicine, keeps you fully up to date.
Updates to scientific discoveries and clinical approachesensure that you remain current with new knowledge that is advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the “ECMO team”, cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges.
The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.
Consider the rationale and weigh the consequences of each approach.Case resolutions at the end of each chapter --with commentary and alternative approaches from 36 key experts in interventional bronchoscopy -- illustrate the decision-making process from patient evaluation through long-term management.
Reinforce learningby correlating key concepts and practice through study questions related to each clinical scenario.
See exactly how to proceedwith high-quality videos online that capture crucial teaching moments and provide a walkthrough of sometimes complex procedures including the placement of airway stents via bronchoscopy for a variety of diseases and complications, such as airway collapse due to COPD.
Systematically think through diagnostic and interventional (therapeutic) bronchoscopic procedures using Dr. Colt’s unique "Four Box" approach:Initial Evaluation; Procedural Techniques and Results; Procedural Strategies; and Long-term Management Plan.
Access the full text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with image and video libraries, review questions, and more!
The questions have been compiled and tested by the ERS adult HERMES examination committee specially for this book, making it the perfect revision aid for candidates for the European Diploma, as well as any specialists in respiratory medicine who wish to exercise and improve their skills.
In this fifth edition, the author has now updated and rearranged the content. Furthermore she has added a new chapter on vocal pedagogic aspects in order to meet the requirements of the art of singing of the 21st century. Thus this new book provides the reader with the established concepts in combination with the latest knowledge about modern approaches to the singing voice.
Regulatory aspects of exposure and testing
Testing equipment and procedures
Respiratory allergy and irritation of the respiratory tract
Toxic effects of some individual toxicants
New topics in this third edition include collection and characterization of airborne particulate matter, the inhalation toxicology of asbestos fibers and nanoparticles, and the development of lung-on-a-chip technology for predicting in vivo responses. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking questions and answers, enhancing the book’s educational utility.
Zero in on the practical, "case-based" informationyou need to effectively interpret sleep studies (polysomnography, home sleep testing, multiple sleep latency testing), sleep logs, and actigraphy.
Get clear, visual guidancewith numerous figures and sleep tracings illustrating important concepts that teach the reader how to recognize important patterns needed to diagnose sleep disorders.
Confer on the gowith short, templated chaptersideal for use by busy physicians. A combination of brief didactic material followed by case-based examples illustrates major points. Stay current with knowledge about the latest developments in sleep medicine by reading updated chapters using the new diagnostic criteria of the recently published International Classification of Sleep Disorder, 3rd Edition and sleep staging and respiratory event scoring using updated versions of the scoring manual of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events.
Benefit from Drs. Berry and Wagners 25+ years of clinical experienceproviding care for patients with sleep disorders and educational expertise from presenting lectures at local, regional and national sleep medicine courses. Dr Berry was awarded the AASM Excellence in Education Award in 2010.
Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices.
Get clear guidance on applying the AASM scoring criteria.
Reinforce your knowledge with more than 350 review questions.
Get the answers you need quickly thanks to Dr. Berry's direct and clear writing style.
Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including videos demonstrating parasomnias, leg kicks, and more.
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Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs, Fifth Edition, covers the entire scope of practice for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CR/SP) programs. This text was developed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and parallels federal guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation programs. It contains information on promoting positive lifestyle behavior patterns, reducing risk factors for disease progression, and lessening the impact of cardiovascular disease on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality.
Editor Anita K. Simonds has brought together leading clinicians and researchers in the field to provide an easy-to-read guide to all aspects of NIV. Topics covered include: equipment, patient selection, adult and paediatric indications, airway clearance and physiotherapy, acute NIV monitoring, NIV in the ICU, long-term NIV, indications for tracheostomy ventilation, symptom palliation, discharge planning and community care, and setting up an NIV service.
Part of the acclaimed McGraw-Hill Education Specialty Board Review series, this well-illustrated review is essential for pulmonary medicine physicians preparing for board certification or recertification. The coverage mirrors the board exam outline of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), focusing specifically on the most commonly tested topics in obstructive lung disease, critical care, diffuse parenchymal lung disease, sleep medicine, infections, and neoplasms.
Offering more illustrations than similar reviews, Pulmonary Disease Examination and Board Review delivers authoritative coverage of the key concepts tested on the certification exam, including: making a diagnosis, test ordering and interpretation, treatment recommendations, understanding epidemiologic studies, understanding pathophysiology, and applying basic science knowledge to clinical situations.Case-based presentation mirrors the exam format Includes numerous high-quality images, including: x-rays, CT scans, and electrocardiograms Excellent as clinical refresher in pulmonary medicine
Examines the behavior of inspired spherical particles in the respiratory tract!
Featuring over 1300 references, drawings, tables, photographs, and micrographs, Drug Delivery to the Lung
outlines the history of inhaled medications in the treatment of respiratory disease
describes aspects of respiratory structure to inhalation therapy emphasizing developmental changes
compares existing in vitro/in vivo correlations for key aerosol modalities with lung model predictions
discusses particle diameter measurement, particle size statistics, and aerosol test methods
reviews the clinical effects of altering the deposition site of various classes of aerosolized drugs
surveys the development of novel, efficient, and convenient nebulizer systems
details breath-actuated and spacer devices constructed for children
analyzes dry-powder and pressurized metered dose inhalers
considers the transition from CFCs to new environmentally friendly chemical propellants
Giving the clinician an overview of factors essential to understanding drug delivery via nebulization, Drug Delivery to the Lung is a superlative reference for pulmonologists; physiologists; pharmaceutical scientists; immunologists; allergists; analytical, organic, and medicinal chemists and biochemists; chemical, genetic, and process engineers; and medical and graduate school students in these disciplines.
Whether approaching the topic for the first time, starting a rotation, or looking for a quick-reference summary, medical students, specialist nurses, technicians and doctors in training will find this book an invaluable source of theoretical and clinical information.
Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology, Eighth Edition, is your concise, one-stop guide to all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and in the many physiologically challenging situations and environments into which humans take themselves – with coverage from basic science to clinical applications.
This most comprehensive single volume on respiratory physiology will be invaluable to those in training or preparing for examinations in anaesthesia, intensive care, respiratory medicine or thoracic surgery – as well as an essential quick reference for the range of practitioners requiring ready access to current knowledge in this field.
Now fully revised and updated, this eighth edition includes a new full-colour format to improve clarity and understanding – and it also comes with access to the complete, downloadable eBook version for the first time. This incorporates bonus chapters, handy topic summaries and new, interactive, self-assessment material. The result is a more flexible, engaging and complete resource than ever before.
Enhancements to this edition include:
New full colour format- enhances the 250+ diagrams and allows a much clearer portrayal of physiological concepts
New figures reflect modern functional imaging techniques- which are now able to generate detailed pictures of lung ventilation and perfusion in humans
A new section on the aims, effects and physiological basis of respiratory physiotherapy- to help both physiotherapists and doctors better understand this common intervention for treating patients’ respiratory disease
Additional information on the significant impact of obesity on respiratory physiologyin both health and disease
New sections on comparative respiratory physiologyand respiratory physiology in veterinary practice - understanding respiration in less complex animals and the place of human respiration within the animal kingdom will be of interest to students/practitioners in biology, zoology or veterinary medicine, as well as enlightening in other contexts
Bonus eBook access– (printed book) includes access to the complete, fully searchable electronic text, via Expert Consult – incoporating extra chapters, handy chapter summaries and new self-assessment material to aid exam preparation
Key features include:The three-part structure of pure physiology (basic principles), applied physiology and physiology of respiratory disease is retained
Use of clear, simple diagrams to illustrate the material.
Duplication of US and rest-of-the-world units
References to recent research material to allow readers to explore topics in more depth
Packed with case studies, clinical pearls of wisdom, and practical advice, this clinical manual outlines day-to-day management of patients as well as treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease. A wealth of diagrams and clinical photographs also helps to make information available at a glance.
It is intended for respiratory physicians, infectious disease physicians, public health workers, and nurses less familiar with the disease, especially in developing world markets where TB and HIV are endemic.
Originally published in 1991.
The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to pulmonary and critical care topics derived from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition (including content from the acclaimed Harrison’s DVD, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find 45 chapters from more than 70 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
• Logically divided into five sections that reflect the scope of pulmonary and critical care medicine: Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders, Diseases of the Respiratory System, General Approach to the Critically Ill Patient, Common Illnesses and Syndromes, and Disorders Complicating Critical Illnesses and Their Management
• Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
• High-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current or preparing for the boards
• Valuable appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance
The book will be invaluable to those training in respiratory medicine, plus also specialist respiratory nurses and practising pulmonologists who wish to expand their practice and knowledge of the technique.
Handbook of Thoracic Oncology is a practical guide to the multidisciplinary management of patients with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. The content highlights the applications of both conventional and novel treatment strategies to the care of real-life patients with lung cancer. Unlike many oncology textbooks that exhaustively list studies of historical or failed approaches, this handbook focuses on the application of practical, current management options to specific patient subsets and the data that specifically support these strategies. The format is open and readable with bulleted points presenting overall treatment guidelines as well as more nuanced applications of these treatments to individual patient groups. The clear focus of this book is on the question that all oncologists ask themselves every day, “How do I take care of this person sitting in front of me?” This handbook is an indispensable guide for all oncologists and practitioners who regularly care for lung cancer patients and those suffering from mesothelioma, thymic tumors, and pulmonary neuro-endocrine tumors.Features: Delivers the need-to-know points of lung cancer screening, diagnosis and staging, and appropriate multidisciplinary management for all major thoracic malignancies Provides clinical pearls and treatment recommendations for patients who don’t ‘fit’ the standard guidelines Includes specific coverage on Management of Elderly and High-Risk Patients Prepares physicians to notice and eliminate common errors in clinical practice when managing patients with lung cancer and other thoracic tumors
Provides a comprehensive review of all the major human respiratory viral infections
Supplies a detailed description of the anatomy of the respiratory system
Discusses the salient features of specific viruses
Examines the latest diagnostic tools
Covers risk factors associated with incidence of respiratory viral infections in children and adults in different occupational and environmental settings
Presenting the latest knowledge in human respiratory viral infections, this text will be immensely valuable for pulmonologists, biomedical scientists, research scholars, virologists, vaccinologists, immunologists, clinicians, pharmacologists, and public health specialists.
Palliative care aims to optimise function and to enhance quality of life for patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on reducing the burden of symptoms, and supporting patients and caregivers. This Monograph provides a comprehensive overview of palliative care in respiratory disease, including coverage of policy variations around the world, epidemiology of advanced respiratory diseases, access to palliative care and the need for care in a range of chronic respiratory diseases from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to lung cancer and cystic fibrosis. There are detailed sections on breathlessness, focusing on symptom definition, patient and caregiver experiences, physiological mechanisms, measurement and management; and on care for patients with advanced disease who are in the terminal phases of their illness.
Essentials of Clinical Immunology covers the underlying pathophysiology, the signs and symptoms of disease, the investigations required and guidance on the management of patients.
Perfect for clinical medical students, junior doctors and medical professionals seeking a refresher in the role of immunology in clinical medicine, this comprehensive text features fully updated clinical information, boxes with key points, real-life case histories to illustrate key concepts and an index of contents at the start of each chapter.
A companion website at www.immunologyclinic.com provides additional learning tools, including more case studies, interactive multiple-choice questions and answers, all of the photographs and illustrations from the book, links to useful websites, and a selection of review articles from the journal Clinical and Experimental Immunology.
This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
First prize in Basic and Clinical Sciences, BMA Book Awards 2012
Roitt's Essential Immunology - the textbook of choice for students and instructors of immunology worldwide
Bringing you fully up-to-date with the latest knowledge and concepts about the workings of the immune system, the hallmark easy-reading style of Roitt's Essential Immunology clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of immunity to clinical applications.
Beautifully presented, with brand new illustrations, the pedagogy has been strengthened throughout, and includes “just to recap…” sections at the beginning of each chapter, reminding the reader of key findings and principles, and summary sections at the end of each chapter that are ideal for quick study and revision.
Also available as a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book), Roitt's Essential Immunology is supported by a suite of online resources at www.roitt.com including:Interactive MCQs and SBA questions for each chapter, with feedback on all answers selected Animations and videos showing key concepts Fully downloadable figures and illustrations, further reading and useful links Extracts from the Encyclopaedia of Life Science Podcasts to reinforce the key principles explained in the text: ideal for revision 'on the go' This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Internists, family physicians, physician's assistants, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists will find this unparalleled, authoritative guide has everything needed to understand and treat asthma in children and adults.
Ideal for preparing for certification as an asthma educator (AE-C), The Asthma Book includes important information such as:How to develop an asthma action plan based on the principles of assessing and treating asthma attacks Diagnosis and staging ambulatory asthma treatment Inhalers and inhalation aids Managing asthmatic attacks Chapter-ending Q&As that simulate the types of questions likely to appear on the National Asthma Educators Certification Board Exam Series of case discussions which test your knowledge by asking you to assume the role of an asthma educator
Interpreting Lung Function Tests: A Step-by Step Guideprovides 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
Dr. Dozor's plan, developed over the last twenty years, is designed to empower both parents and children. His warmhearted but reality-based approach includes
How to give the right amount of medication for best effects and no side effects Empowering your children to manage their own condition so that they can feel safe and secure Prevention and management in school Handling emergencies
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