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.
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.
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.
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.
Uses a concise, bulleted format throughout, helping you find key information quickly.
Illustrates cases with primary datasuch as x-rays, monitor strips, ventilator wave forms, and other familiar documentation.
Helps you develop your ability to effectively explain your thought process in the clinical setting to other practitioners at the bedside.
Serves as a ‘teachers guide’ for clinician educators, organizing topics in an easy to teach fashion, amenable to ‘chalk talks’ and bedside didactics
Provides focused discussions of basic physiology and pathophysiology related to pulmonary and critical care medicine.
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!
Makes connections among the underlying pharmacology, impact of new simulation models, newly recognized molecular targets, and therapeutic outcomes of short- and long-term steroid inhalation therapy!
Containing more than 1600 works cited, drawings, tables, equations, and micrographs, Inhaled Steroids in Asthma
describes the developmental history of inhaled steroids and provides general models for lung selectivity
considers the best way to select inhaled steroids
clarifies local metabolism, airway and lung uptake and retention, and other determinants of once-daily usage
addresses variations in lung deposition and total bioavailability among available steroids and formulations
surveys the dynamics of receptor gene-mediated processes
analyzes the role of chemokines in airway allergic inflammatory diseases
discusses the effects of inhaled steroids in vivo on cell progenitors in asthma and rhinitis
details measuring airway inflammation as a guide for treatment decisions
outlines the clinical relevancy of exhaled nitric oxide in asthma
covers optimal trial design for judging antiasthmatic potency and efficacy
evaluates the safety of inhaled steroids
Written by more than 40 of the world's leading authorities and investigators, Inhaled Steroids in Asthma is an authoritative reference for pulmonologists and pulmonary disease specialists; physiologists; allergists; immunologists; molecular, cell, and lung biologists; pediatricians; pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacologists; and medical school and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.
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.
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
New features in the Second Edition include:the latest applications of bronchoscopic therapy for benign conditions (such as COPD and asthma), including endobronchial valves, airway bypass, chemical applications, and thermoplasty diagnostic techniques for airway cancer and peripheral lesions: fluorescence, narrow band, and navigational bronchoscopy, OCT, confocal and raman microscopy, and peripheral EBUS silicone, metal, and hybrid airway stents advances in endoscopic staging of lung cancer new bronchoscopic instrumentation, including the Ultra Thin Scope and Therapeutic Scope, and biopsy measuring and foreign body devices
With three sections spanning the mechanisms of dyspnea, measurement and assessment strategies, and management techniques, this book provides pulmonologists and other healthcare professionals the vital information needed to understand this complex symptom.
Developed from the Airborne Hazards Symposium held in Washington, DC, in August 2012, this book covers diagnosis and workup of symptomatic individuals, exposure characterization, current epidemiology, the potential role of pulmonary function testing (spirometry) in surveillance, strategic research planning, clinical follow-up and registries, risk communication, etc. Symposium presentations were delivered by a diverse group of scientific experts and contain valuable veteran perspectives. This book represents a compendium of what is currently known regarding the potential long-term health consequences of exposure to airborne hazards during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn deployments. Airborne Hazards Related to Deployment presents a balanced, comprehensive approach to furthering the understanding of airborne hazards during deployments and other military operations, ultimately improving airborne hazard prevention, protection, and avoidance while improving healthcare and minimizing adverse health outcomes of our service members and veterans.
The Second Edition has been revised to reflect the latest critical care practice guidelines and up-to-date drug and non-drug information.
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.
Whether approaching the topic for the first time, starting arotation, or looking for a quick-reference summary, medicalstudents, specialist nurses, technicians and doctors in trainingwill find this book an invaluable source of theoretical andclinical information.
Key benefits include: groundbreaking research-covers the latest discoveries in BPD genetics, epidemiology, and pathogenesis, as well as current-and sometimes controversial-therapies to help clinicians properly detect the disease and choose the best treatment plan expert editorship-Dr. Steven H. Abman, Director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center, and a team of 49 highly experienced and respected contributors provide authoritative advice physicians can rely on timely, stand-alone resource-this one-stop, convenient guide discusses all of the current, critical information clinicians need to manage the increase in diagnosed children well-organized content-four clear and highly structured sections give busy physicians quick access to the key diagnostic and therapeutic intricacies of BDP
• Evidence for current treatment options for interstitial pneumonia, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and smoking-related interstitial lung diseases.
• Approach to diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases, such as sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome.
• Genetic markers for inherited interstitial lung diseases such as dyskeratosis congenita, tuberous sclerosis/LAM, and hyper-IgE syndrome.
In the last 10 years, the use of clinical exercise testing in respiratory medicine has grown significantly and, if used in the appropriate context, it has been demonstrated to provide clinically useful and relevant information. However, as its implementation and interpretation can be complicated, it should be used alongside previous medical evaluation (including medical history, physical examination and other appropriate complementary tests) and should be interpreted with the results of these additional tests in mind. This timely ERS Monograph aims to provide a comprehensive update on the contemporary uses of exercise testing to answer clinically relevant questions in respiratory medicine. The book covers: equipment and measurements; exercise testing in adults and children; cardiac diseases; interstitial lung disease; pulmonary vascular disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; pre-surgical testing; and much more.
offers practical tips and clear guidance for clinicians
provides detailed explanations of the main therapeutic options for each individual ILD
contains high-quality visuals, including radiology and histopathology of the most common as well as some of the rarer ILDs
discusses individual ILDs and has topics common to all including critical care, lung transplantation and palliative care
navigates clinicians through cases with decision making guidelines and algorithms
includes appendices with international practice guidelines, sample patient information sheets and other helpful resources.
Emphasizing how to perform a thorough assessment of an ILD patient for accurate diagnosis and their subsequent effective management, this is both a gold standard text as well as a daily companion for physicians caring for ILD patients. A first-of-its-kind, it will become the go-to guide for all clinicians who manage patients with ILD.
The second edition of this well-received pocket guide remains the perfect introduction to the subject. Written from a problem-oriented approach, the author shares his extensive experience of teaching this subject, with "real life" scenarios interspersed throughout the text. Making Sense of the Chest X-ray offers:
• Advice on when to seek additional/expert opinion
• Suggestions on how to deal with particularly difficult areas
• An emphasis on the link between radiographic appearance and clinical finding
For the new edition, Jennifer Pryor and Ammani Prasad hand the baton of editorship and their lasting legacy over to Eleanor Main and Linda Denehy. With a team of over 60 international expert authors, the new editors have incorporated major changes reflecting current cardiorespiratory physiotherapy education and practice. These changes are heralded by a new title – Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics) – and a significant restructure of the content with a new set of chapters.
A new key chapter on anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system lays the foundation which is then followed by a chapter on clinical assessment of adults, infants and children, and acutely ill or deteriorating patients. Additional new content includes a chapter on outcome measurement in practice and a large chapter describing rehabilitation in acute and chronic conditions in special populations including spinal cord injury, oncology, trauma and paediatrics. The chapter on therapeutic interventions is comprehensive and reflective of evidence based practice.Integrates evidence with clinical practiceCase studies used to facilitate problem solvingBoxes throughout highlighting key issues and pointsEmphasizes the need for a holistic approach to patient careBank of 350 images on Evolve Resources. Log on to https://evolve.elsevier.com/Main/cardiorespiratory and register to access. Newly appointed editors – Eleanor Main (UK) and Linda Denehy (Australia)Content restructure and overhaul with contributions from over 60 world leading expertsChapters on: Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory systemClinical assessment of the adult, infant/child and the acutely ill/deteriorating patientOutcome measurement in practiceTherapeutic interventionsManaging special populationsOver 180 new figures including additional full-colour photographs
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
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.
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.
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 selectedAnimations and videos showing key conceptsFully downloadable figures and illustrations, further reading and useful linksExtracts from the Encyclopaedia of Life SciencePodcasts 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
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
And much more!
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.