Author: Russell C. Davis,Michael K. Davies,Gregory Y. H. Lip
Publisher: BMJ Books
This new edition of the ABC of Heart Failure provides coherent and concise information relating to the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features, aiding the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening condition. Fully updated to cover all the latest advances, the ABC of Heart Failure is an invaluable reference for general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and prevention of heart failure.
Christopher R. Gibbs,Michael K. Davies,Gregory Y. H. Lip
Author: Christopher R. Gibbs,Michael K. Davies,Gregory Y. H. Lip
Publisher: BMJ Books
This ABC provides a comprehensive overview of this condition which affects a great many of the population It describes the features associated with heart failure and how these patients should be investigated and treated. Covers information on the latest advances and trials and gives detailed information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and management of this condition. Making this a valuable resource in the management of heart failure for GPs and hospital doctors.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes severe disability and more death than any other disease in affluent societies, including cancer. The medical conditions associated with it are angina, ischaemia, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. Choosing the appropriate investigation to confirm a diagnosis helps to assess risk and determine the correct treatment path. GPs also need to know the effective life-style and risk-factor modifications in addition to advocating the best medical therapy.
This title provides a guide to the diseases, developmental disorders and emotional problems of early childhood. Each chapter contains concise advice on the child health problems most frequently encountered by primary health care workers.
D. Gareth Beevers,Gregory Y. H. Lip,Eoin T. O'Brien
Author: D. Gareth Beevers,Gregory Y. H. Lip,Eoin T. O'Brien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Hypertension is a condition which affects millions of peopleworldwide and its treatment greatly reduces the risk of strokes andheart attacks. This fully revised and updated edition of the ABCof Hypertension is an established guide providing all thenon-specialist needs to know about the measurement of bloodpressure and the investigation and management of hypertensivepatients. This new edition provides comprehensively updated andrevised information on how and whom to treat. The ABC of Hypertension will prove invaluable to generalpractitioners who may be screening large numbers of patients forhypertension, as well as nurse practitioners, midwives and otherhealthcare professionals.
Author: David Goldsmith,Satish Jayawardene,Penny Ackland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The ABC of Kidney Disease is a brand new title in thesuccessful ABC series which explains this complicated areathoroughly and clearly, in a practical and user-friendly manner.Providing information on a wide variety of renal diseases, thisbook ensures non-renal healthcare workers are able to screen,identify, treat and refer renal patients appropriately. Covering signs, symptoms, treatments and causes of renaldisease, this title includes the common issues presenting to GPs,what tests to use, how to interpret results and when to refer apatient to a kidney specialist. The ABC of Kidney Disease isan ideal practical reference for GPs, GP registrars and juniordoctors.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of cardiovascular disease. An individual is about three times more likely to die from a cardiovascular disease than from any form of cancer. Addressing one of the fastest-advancing medical research areas, The ABC's of Coronary Heart Disease succinctly explains the dramatic changes that have occurred in recent years and describes the latest discoveries and breakthrough treatments. However, many patients, medical students, and physicians as well continue to have misconceptions about this complex and insidious disease. Unlike any other current heart disease book, The ABC's of Coronary Heart Disease discusses major misconceptions of the disease such as the perception of coronary heart disease as a predominantly male disease, the belief that heart bypass surgery and angioplasty completely cure the patient, and the notion that the severity of a blockage is a good indicator of the likelihood of a heart attack. Patients must take an active role in their understanding and treatment of this widespread and deadly disease. The ABC's of Coronary Heart Disease provides you with uncomplicated, thorough information and guidance, making it the ideal book toward broadening your knowledge.
This well established ABC has been updated with new charts, illustrations and guidelines on aspects of nutrition which affect heart disease, blood pressure, chronic diseases such as diabetes and some types of cancer. The book also contains the most current nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and infant feeding as well as advice for children and adults young and old. With chapters covering nutritional deficiencies in both developing and affluent countries as well as eating disorders and obesity, this latest edition has worldwide relevance.
Over 5.7 million people in America carry a diagnosis of heart failure, the incidence of which approaches 1 in 100 people over the age of 65. The cost to society is estimated at $29 billion annually and over 1.1 million hospital admissions. For hospitalized heart failure patients, the 30-day readmission rate approaches 25%. As our population ages these numbers are expected to grow. This issue of Cardiology Clinics helps practitioners to manage patients at all ACC/AHA stages of heart failure and addresses key issues that include sudden cardiac death, arrhythmias, acute decompensated heart failure, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide,leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression andaccelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportionof men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a newguide which will aid its effective management, addressing issuessuch as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery.Recent evidence is used to highlight frequent problems, successfultreatment options, and the most common causes. Written by leading experts, this is a widely accessible text andan indispensable guide for all general practitioners, juniordoctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who areinvolved in the treatment and research of this commoncondition.
Author: Francis Morris,William J. Brady,A. John Camm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiacdisorders. This second edition of the ABC of ClinicalElectrocardiography allows readers to become familiar with the widerange of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram in clinicalpractice and covers the fundamentals of ECG interpretation andanalysis. Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a self-assessmentsection to aid revision and check comprehension, clear anatomicaldiagrams to illustrate key points and a larger format to show12-lead ECGs clearly and without truncation. Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of ClinicalElectrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patientswith heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals.Junior doctors and nurses, especially those working in cardiologyand emergency departments, as well as medical students, will findthis a vaulable introduction to the understanding of this keyclinical tool.
Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.
Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they arespending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. Thisnew ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasingchallenges of treating older patients in a variety ofsettings. ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview ofgeriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts,and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in theUK. ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated,informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links tofurther information and resources. It is an essential guide wheremanagement of the ageing population is a major health issue - forhospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members ofthe multi-disciplinary team.
Thomas D. Pollard,William C. Earnshaw,Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Author: Thomas D. Pollard,William C. Earnshaw,Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A masterful introduction to the cell biology that you need to know! This critically acclaimed textbook offers you a modern and unique approach to the study of cell biology. It emphasizes that cellular structure, function, and dysfunction ultimately result from specific macromolecular interactions. You'll progress from an explanation of the "hardware" of molecules and cells to an understanding of how these structures function in the organism in both healthy and diseased states. The exquisite art program helps you to better visualize molecular structures. Covers essential concepts in a more efficient, reader-friendly manner than most other texts on this subject. Makes cell biology easier to understand by demonstrating how cellular structure, function, and dysfunction result from specific macromole¬cular interactions. Progresses logically from an explanation of the "hardware" of molecules and cells to an understanding of how these structures function in the organism in both healthy and diseased states. Helps you to visualize molecular structures and functions with over 1500 remarkable full-color illustrations that present physical structures to scale. Explains how molecular and cellular structures evolved in different organisms. Shows how molecular changes lead to the development of diseases through numerous Clinical Examples throughout. Includes STUDENT CONSULT access at no additional charge, enabling you to consult the textbook online, anywhere you go · perform quick searches · add your own notes and bookmarks · follow Integration Links to related bonus content from other STUDENT CONSULT titles—to help you see the connections between diverse disciplines · test your knowledge with multiple-choice review questions · and more! New keystone chapter on the origin and evolution of life on earth probably the best explanation of evolution for cell biologists available! Spectacular new artwork by gifted artist Graham Johnson of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. 200 new and 500 revised figures bring his keen insight to Cell Biology illustration and further aid the reader’s understanding. New chapters and sections on the most dynamic areas of cell biology - Organelles and membrane traffic by Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz; RNA processing (including RNAi) by David Tollervey., updates on stem cells and DNA Repair. ,More readable than ever. Improved organization and an accessible new design increase the focus on understanding concepts and mechanisms. New guide to figures featuring specific organisms and specialized cells paired with a list of all of the figures showing these organisms. Permits easy review of cellular and molecular mechanisms. New glossary with one-stop definitions of over 1000 of the most important terms in cell biology.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive, largely irreversible lung condition characterised by airflow obstruction. Although cigarette smoking is the single most important risk factor in its development, other associations and risk factors are thought to have increasing relevance throughout the world. COPD is usually managed in primary care, although it is commonly under-diagnosed, and is one of the most common medical conditions necessitating admission to hospital. The second edition of the ABC of COPD provides the entire multidisciplinary team with a reliable, up-to-date and accessible account of COPD. Extensively updated by experienced clinicians - including new chapters on spirometry, inhalers, oxygen, death, dying and end of life issues - this ABC is an authoritative and practical guide for general practitioners, practice nurses, specialist nurses, medical students, paramedical staff, junior doctors, non-specialist doctors and all other health professionals working in both primary and secondary care.
Heart Failure (HF) is the final and common pathway of all cardiovascular diseases. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside helps address a significant need to develop new paradigms and to identify novel therapeutic targets for this pervasive disease. An authoritative contribution to the field, this book provides a detailed description of new findings and emerging methodologies, as well as a critical clinical evaluation of the complex HF syndrome and future therapies. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside includes a primer on gene profiling and bioenergetics of the normal heart and a discussion of the molecular, genetic, biochemical and cellular techniques critical to understanding HF. Further chapters discuss cardiac remodeling, oxidative stress, and alterations in other organs and systems that are often associated with HF. This book thoughtfully evaluates current and forthcoming diagnostic techniques and therapies, pharmaceutical and pharmacogenomic-based individualized medicine, gene and cell-based therapies, and the search for new frontiers. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside presents a clear view of up-to-date approaches to clinical diagnosis and treatment, as well as offering insightful critiques of original and creative scientific thoughts on post-genomic HF research.
Michael A. Gatzoulis,Gary D. Webb,Piers E. F. Daubeney
Author: Michael A. Gatzoulis,Gary D. Webb,Piers E. F. Daubeney
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, by Drs. Gatzoulis, Webb, and Daubeney, is a practical, one-stop resource designed to help you manage the unique challenges of treating long-term adult survivors of congenital heart disease. Authored by internationally known leaders in the field, this edition is the first that truly integrates anatomy and imaging technology into clinical practice, and includes new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and transition of care. Congenital defects are presented with high-quality illustrations and appropriate imaging modalities. Find all the information you need in one user-friendly resource that integrates anatomy, clinical signs, and therapeutic options. Confidently make decisions aided by specific recommendations about the benefits and risks of surgeries, catheter interventions, and drug therapy for difficult clinical problems. Recognize and diagnose morphologic disorders with the help of detailed, full-color diagrams. Quickly find what you need thanks to easily accessible, consistently organized chapters and key annotated references. Keep pace with the latest advancements including five new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anaesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, and transition of care Comply with the latest European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) practice guidelines - integrated throughout the book - for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy See imaging findings as they appear in practice and discern subtle nuances thanks to new, high-quality images and illustrations Integrates anatomy, clinical signs and therapeutic options of congenital heart disease both in print and online!
Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Business & Economics
Zehn Jahre Smartphone haben eine neue Ära eingeläutet: Alles verändert sich, und zwar rasend schnell. Das schwindelerregende Tempo der Neuerungen löst bei manch einem ein Gefühl der Unsicherheit und Skepsis aus. Thomas L. Friedman lädt seine Leser ein, einen Moment innezuhalten und die Triebfedern der radikalen Umwälzungen zu betrachten: Technologie, Klimawandel und Vernetzung. Mit seinem neuen Buch bietet er optimistisch und gut verständlich Orientierung für unsere Zeit und zeigt, was eine erfolgreiche Zukunft möglich macht.