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
Author: K Dwarkadas Baheti,H Snehalata Dhayagude,K Jayant Deshpande,Ramesh Menon
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
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
Dwarkadas K Baheti,H Snehalata Dhayagude,K Jayant Deshpande,Menon Ramesh
Author: Dwarkadas K Baheti,H Snehalata Dhayagude,K Jayant Deshpande,Menon Ramesh
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
World Clinics: Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain - Pediatric Anesthesia-I, Volume 1, Number 2 presents evidence-based reviews of each topic, focused on providing an up to date understanding of the subject. This book begins with a discussion on the preoperative evaluation of the paediatric patient and is followed by detailed discussion on postoperative management. Discussion on airway management in children provides invaluable insights for the anaesthetist. Adequate pain relief is an important aspect of perioperative patient care and is discussed in detail. Articles by internationally renowned contributors, well known for their clinical and research expertise, make this an essential resource for physicians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, internists, students and teachers. This book is the first of two issues in the World Clinics: Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain series, covering the subject of paediatric anaesthesia. Key Points International editorial team, consisting of experts from the US, New Zealand and India Part of the World Clinics: Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain series Other topics in the series include pain management and analgesia and anaesthesia in labour and delivery
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!
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.
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.
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!
This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine focuses on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and covers topics such as: Epidemiology and Definitions of ARDS and Early Acute Lung Injury, Environmental Risk Factors for ARDS, Clinical and Biological Heterogeneity in ARDS: Direct vs. Indirect Lung Injury,Obesity and Nutrition, Important Immunomodulators in ARDS?, Beyond SNPs—Genetics, Genomics and Other Omic Approaches to ARDS, Clinical Approach to the Patient with ARDS, The Immunocompromised Patient with ARDS: Role of Invasive Diagnostic Strategies, Clinical Trial Design in Prevention and Treatment of ARDS, Beyond Low Tidal Volume—Ventilating the Patient with ARDS, Prone Positioning in ARDS, and more!
This issue provides fully updated information on respiratory infections, including healthcare associated pneumonia, new diagnostic tests for pneumonia, epidemic viral pneumonia and other emerging pathogens, biomarkers to optimize antibiotic therapy for pneumonia, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to improve management of penumonia. Nosocomial tracheobronchitis and bronchiectasis are also discussed. Articles on CAP and VAP, including an examination of the impact of guidelines on outcomes, de-escalation therapy, inhaled antibiotic therapy and prevention of VAP are also included.
This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine is Guest Edited by Peter J. Barnes FRS, FMedSci from Imperial College London and will fosus on COPD. Article topics include epidemiology, pathophysiology, cellular and molecular mechanisms and comorbidities of COPD, diagnosis and phenotype of COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, asthma and COPD, biomarkers, bronchodilators, non invasive ventialtion, and new drug therapies.
Drs. Nici and ZuWallack have assembled an expert team of authors covering topics such as: The history of pulmonary rehabilitation, The systemic nature of chronic lung disease, Evidence-based outcomes from pulmonary rehabilitation in the COPD patient, Location, duration and timing of pulmonary rehabilitation, Exercise training in pulmonary rehabilitation, Strategies to enhance the benefits of exercise training in the respiratory patient, Collaborative self management and behavior change, Approaches to outcome assessment in pulmonary rehabilitation, and more!
Practical and comprehensive, this essential resource helps you plan individualized care for clients in a variety of settings, including acute care, extended care, and home care environments. It features 33 detailed nursing diagnosis care plans and 65 disease/disorder care plans that are keyed to specific expected outcomes and interventions. This book also includes the popular Online Care Planner that allows you to edit and print standardized nursing diagnosis care plans. Offers the most in-depth care plans of any planning book, fostering critical thinking and promoting effective clinical decision-making. 33 separate nursing diagnosis care plans provide detailed interventions with rationales and documentation guidelines for the most common nursing diagnoses. 65 comprehensive care plans serve as a complete reference for the most common disorders in acute care, extended care, and home care settings. Body system organization makes content easy to locate. Nursing/collaborative diagnoses are linked to actions and rationales. Specific points for discharge teaching serve as guidelines for planning client education. A complete discussion of caring for older adult clients and changes that occur with aging helps you understand the unique considerations of caring for this population group. A new care plan format focuses on prioritized nursing interventions, interventions that can be delegated, and documentation criteria, as well as differentiating between independent and collaborative nursing actions. Features 8 new nursing diagnosis care plans on topics such as comfort, confusion, contamination, decision-making, falls/injury, unstable glucose level, risk-prone health behavior, and self-care. Includes 9 new disease/disorder care plans for Abdominal Trauma, Alzheimer’s Disease, Asthma, Enteral Nutrition, Intravenous Conscious Sedation, Internal Radiation Therapy (Brachytherapy), Mechanical Ventilation, Parkinson’s Disease, and Total Parenteral Nutrition. Evidence-based practice content presents the latest research findings and standards of care. Updated NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC interventions, and NOC outcomes reflect the latest nursing taxonomies. An open, user-friendly design makes it easy to quickly locate essential information. The companion Evolve website features 71 new narrated 3D pathophysiology animations that correspond to disorders content in the text.
This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine, Guest Edited by Carrie A. Redlich, MD, MPH, Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH, Mridu Gulati, MD, and Ware Kuschner, MD, will focus on Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases, with article topics including: asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and other immune-mediated lung disease; Work-exacerbated asthma; Occupational COPD; Indoor fuel exposure and the lung in both the developed and developing worlds; New (and newly recognized) occupational and environmental causes of selected chronic parenchymal and terminal airway diseases; Occupational rhinitis and other work-related upper respiratory tract conditions; Military service and lung disease; Ambient air pollution; Protecting the lungs from microbes, particles and other inhalational exposures; and Exhaled breath and induce sputum analysis in assessing the effects of occupational and environmental exposures.
Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.
University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Author: University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Publisher: University of Regina Press
The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate is a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of climate change in the prairie provinces, the impacts on natural resources, communities, human health and sectors of the economy, and the adaptation options that are available for alleviating adverse impacts and taking advantage of new opportunities provided by a warmer climate.
This multidisciplinary issue of Heart Failure Clinics examines a critical element in the management and treatment of heart failure (HF)—exercise and rehabilitation. Topics include the reversal of HF-associated pathophysiology with exercise; quantifying function; prognosis; rehabilitation practice patterns in the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe; special considerations such as obesity, high-intensity interval training, inspiratory muscle training, and technology to promote and increase physical activity.