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Climate Change and Global Public Health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2021.
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This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stres…
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Pinkerton, Kent E.
Rom, William N.
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 605 p.) : 116 illus., 103 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783030547462
9783030547455 (Print ed.)
9783030547479 (Print ed.)
9783030547486 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Environmental Medicine
Global Health
Public Health
Respiratory Tract Diseases - epidemiology
Specialty
Environmental Health
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. This second edition is fully updated to include the latest research by international experts on topics such as heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate-driven air pollution increases, and high-level ozone and ozone exposure linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Seven new chapters have also been added on extreme weather and agricultural safety in California; desert dust effects on lung health; climate policy and the EPA; California's integrated approach to air quality and climate change; integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health science courses; and the role of the physician as climate advocate. This is an ideal guide for all pulmonologists and health professionals treating patients with pulmonary disease.
Contents
Introduction: consequences of global warming to planetary and human health -- Climate variability and change data and information for global public health -- Climate change: updates on recent global and United States temperature anomalies and impacts to water, forests and environmental health -- Eyewitness to climate change -- Arctic connections to global warming and health -- Assessing the health risks of climate change -- Heat waves and rising temperatures: Human health impacts and the determinants of vulnerability -- Climate, air quality and allergy: emerging methods for detecting linkages -- The human health co-benefits of air quality improvements associated with climate change mitigation -- Asthma, hayfever, pollen, & climate change -- California and climate changes: an update -- Vector-borne diseases in a changing climate and world -- Dengue fever and climate change -- Climate variability and change: food, water and societal impacts -- Hurricanes and health: vulnerability in an age of climate change -- The impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions on agricultural health and safety in california -- Household air pollution from cookstoves: impacts on health and climate -- Biomass fuel and lung diseases: an Indian perspective -- Climate change and women’s health: risks and opportunities -- The impact of climate change on public health in small island states and caribbean countries -- Global climate change, desertification, and its consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Climate change and the risk of desertification with a focus in the United States -- Federal Programs in climate change and health research -- Management of climate change adaptation at the United States centers for disease control and prevention -- Rules, rulings, and repeals: the shifting state of climate policy at U.S. EPA -- California’s integrated approach to air quality and climate change -- Climate change and public health interventions -- Integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health sciences courses: a case study across a university system -- The physician’s response to climate change.
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Digital Teleretinal Screening : Teleophthalmology in Practice

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Kanagasingam Yogesan, Leonard Goldschmidt, Jorge Cuadros, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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With increasing population numbers and a limited supply of ophthalmologists, new ways are being found to perform eye screening. Digital retinal imaging carried out by primary care providers and nurses, followed by remote image interpretation (teleretinal imaging), is rapidly acquiring a crucial role. A number of successful digital teleretinal screening programs have now been established on different continents, permitting the detection of major diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma…
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Yogesan, Kanagasingam
Goldschmidt, Leonard
Cuadros, Jorge
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Kanagasingam Yogesan, Leonard Goldschmidt, Jorge Cuadros, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 224 p. : 52 ill., 39 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642258107
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetic Retinopathy - diagnosis
Ophthalmology - methods
Retinal Diseases - diagnosis
Telemedicine - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical records - Data processing
Ophthalmology
Abstract
With increasing population numbers and a limited supply of ophthalmologists, new ways are being found to perform eye screening. Digital retinal imaging carried out by primary care providers and nurses, followed by remote image interpretation (teleretinal imaging), is rapidly acquiring a crucial role. A number of successful digital teleretinal screening programs have now been established on different continents, permitting the detection of major diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma in patients who would otherwise have been beyond the reach of a trained ophthalmologist. In this book, experts from around the world describe how digital teleretinal screening can be set up and optimally utilized. Technical issues are discussed, and the appropriate use of screening for different diseases and in different age groups is explained. The major part of the book draws upon the clinical experience of leading practitioners in a wide range of teleretinal applications. The aim is to provide high-quality information for clinicians and other health professionals who are involved in eye care delivery, so that they can assess how teleretinal screening might be applied to their working practice.
Contents
The Current State of the Art and Future Trends: A Literature Review of Tele-ophthalmology Projects from Around the Globe -- Diabetic retinopathy screening practice guides -- Stereopsis and Teleophthalmology -- Video Imaging Technology: A Novel Method for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening -- Automated Image Analysis and Application of Diagnostic algorithms in an ocular telehealth network -- Computer aided detection of diabetic retinopathy progression -- Tele-glaucoma: Experiences and Perspectives -- Retinal Vascular imaging for cardiovascular risk-prediction -- Retinal Screening for Early Detection of Alzheimer's disease -- Screening the Retina for heart disease / Stroke. The Telemedicine Applications and Global Experience: Tele-retinal imaging in Adults: Diabetic Retinopathy Assessment in the Primary care environment: Lessons learned from 100,000 patient encounters -- The systematic DR screening in England for 2 million people with diabetes -- Telescreening for diabetic retinopathy in India -- First experience with tele-ophthalmology in rural Nepal -- Economics of Screening for diabetic retinopathy using telemedicine in California's Safety Net -- Diabetic Retinopathy Screening with Non-Mydriatic Retinopathy by General practitioners.Paediatric applications: Telemedicine for Retinopathy of prematurity diagnosis -- Retinal examination in premature babies -- Retinoblastoma Management: Connecting Institutions with Telemedicine -- Conclusion -- Appendix: American Telemedicine Association's Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy.
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Global climate change and public health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of …
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Pinkerton, Kent Ed
Rom, William N
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 406 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 7
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
9781461484165
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Global Health
Public Health
Respiration Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Environmental health
Climatic changes
Climate Change
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Environmental Health
Climate Change Impacts
Public health
Abstract
Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.
Contents
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Publics Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program.
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