Part of the World Clinics series, this book is the second volume of the pulmonary and critical care medicine manuals and focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The book begins with the epidemiology and pathophysiology of COPD, followed by chapters covering topics in the diagnosis and management of the disease, including acute exacerbations, imaging, biomarkers, oxygen therapy and vascular dysfunction. The final sections present a complete review of pulmonary disease and rehabilitation. This new volume includes numerous images, illustrations and tables to enhance the text. The previous volume in this series, Pneumonias, published in 2012. Key points Second volume covering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Part of the World Clinics: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine series Includes nearly 100 images, illustrations and tables Volume One published in 2012
The World Clinics: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine series brings pulmonary specialists fully up to date with the latest developments in different branches of respiratory medicine. This first manual focuses on pneumonias. Beginning with an introduction to the epidemiology and risk factors of pneumonia the following chapters discuss diagnosis and treatment of different strains of pneumonia in adults and children. Pneumonia in immune-suppressed patients, community acquired and zoonotic (transferrable between species) pneumonias are also covered. More than 80 full colour images and illustrations are included to enhance learning. Key points Brings pulmonary specialists up to date with latest developments in diagnosis and treatment of pneumonias Discusses different strains in both adults and children Covers pneumonia in immune-suppressed patients, community acquired and zoonotic pneumonias Includes more than 80 full colour images and illustrations
Part of the World Clinics: Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain - Pediatric Anesthesia series, this book presents evidence-based reviews on topics in paediatric anaesthesia, to provide practitioners and trainees with an up to date understanding of the subject. Beginning with articles on anaesthesia used for different surgical procedures, the following sections discuss challenges in anaesthesia for thoracic surgery in infants and perioperative care for neonatal emergencies. Further topics include perioperative complications of anaesthesia in children, neurotoxicity of anaesthesia on the developing brain, and ethical issues. Each article is supplemented by editors’ comments highlighting their own personal, clinical experience. Key points Part of the World Clinics: Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain – Pediatric Anesthesia series Presents evidence-based reviews of latest advances and thinking in the field Each article supplemented by editors’ comments based on clinical experience
Part of the World Clinics: Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain series, this book presents evidence-based reviews of current protocols in the management of labour and delivery using analgesia and/or anaesthesia.
Carcinoma of the lung is one of the most prevalent and aggressive types of cancer, and rates of lung cancer are on the rise. This issue gives a comprehensive review of the most recent advances in Lung Cancer. Epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of lung cancer is first discussed, followed by articles on pre-invasive evaluation and management, screening, pathology and molecular biology. There is an article on the approach to the ground glass nodule. Of great importance is the revised staging classification of Lung Cancer, which is discussed here in detail. Articles on PET imaging, interventional pulmonary, and functional evaluation before Lung Resection are also included. The issue then focuses on advances in treatment for early stage lung cancer, high risk patients with early stage lung cancer, advances in the treatment of Advanced Stage Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, and gene therapy for lung neoplasms.
This issue of Medical Clinics of North America provides the latest essential updates on COPD. The following topics are covered: pathobiological mechanisms; genes and the disease (alpha-l-antitrypsin); the environment, phenotype, and comorbidity; the role and potential of imaging; pulmonary function and its importance; exercise in testing and therapy; patients’ perception and quality of life; exacerbations, causes, prevention, and treatment; an integrated approach to the medical treatment; meducal pneumoplasty, surgical resection, or lung transplant; and smoking cessation and environmental hygiene.
Drs. Evie Marcolini and Haney Mallemat have assembled an expert panel of authors focusing on: Sepsis, Shock, Assessment and Treatment of the Trauma Patient in Shock, Coagulopathy and Hemorrhage, Vasopressors & Inotropes, Assessing Volume Status, Neurotrauma, Mechanical Circulatory Support, End of life, and more!
Guest editor Terence K. Trow has assembled an expert team of authors on the topic of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Articles include: Epidemiology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Pathology of Pulmonary Hypertension, Genetics of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Diagnosis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Pulmonary Hypertension Owing to Left Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension due to Lung Disease and/or Hypoxia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Disease, World Health Organization Group 5 Pulmonary Hypertension, and more!
Both acute and chronic cough are responsible for a significant number of ambulatory medical visits annually. The recent comprehensive understanding that “cough is a reflection of underlying disease pays tribute to the multifactorial causes, as well recognition of the respiratory and upper digestive tract as a “physiologic unit. This publication highlights the advances made in managing cough and brings these to otolaryngology practitioners in a concise forum, as well as presenting issues of special interest to laryngologists such as paradoxical vocal fold motion, disordered breathing, irritable larynx, evolution of the vagus as a protective circuit, the importance of cough in deglutition, and surgical interventions. Some of the topics include: The cough reflex, sensory receptors, and neurogenic mediators; Mucus and mucins; Cough and Swallowing dysfunction; Cough due to asthma, cough-variant asthma, and nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis; Occupational, environmental, and irritant induced cough; Pharmacologic management; Unexplained cough; Cough in the pediatric population; and Rhinogenic laryngitis, cough and the unified airway; among others.