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Acute Heart Failure : Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice

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Wolfgang Krüger. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This new and revised edition of this definitive text on this topic provides extensive comprehensive guidance on the management of acute heart failure, the potentially life-threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can save lives. It presents the latest research and studies and combines this latest understanding of the pathophysiology with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using a thoroughly evidence-based approach. Always keeping the underlying pathophysiology at the forefr…
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Krüger, Wolfgang
Responsibility
Wolfgang Krüger
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 406 pages) : 34 illus., 19 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319549736
9783319549712 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - physiopathology
Abstract
This new and revised edition of this definitive text on this topic provides extensive comprehensive guidance on the management of acute heart failure, the potentially life-threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can save lives. It presents the latest research and studies and combines this latest understanding of the pathophysiology with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using a thoroughly evidence-based approach. Always keeping the underlying pathophysiology at the forefront of the discussion, Acute Heart Failure encourages readers to understand the underlying pathogenesis and pathobiology of the acute situation and how to direct management in order to address the abnormal physiology. This revision to a seminal text includes new and substantial insights gained over the last few years and represents a valuable source to any practitioner who treats patients with acute heart failure who wants a comprehensive and deeper understanding of the condition, as well as expanding their capacities for an individualized approach to each patient.
Contents
1. Cardiac physiology of acute heart failure syndromes -- 2. Acute heart failure syndromes -- 3. Cardiogenic shock -- 4. Acute right heart failure -- 5. Heart failure with normal left ventricular ejection fraction (HFNEF) -- 6. Pulmonary hypertension in left heart disease -- 7. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS).
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Alternate Fractionation in Radiotherapy : Paradigm Change

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Mark Trombetta, Jean-Philippe Pignol, Paolo Montemaggi, Luther W. Brady, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book, written by leading international experts, describes alternate fractionation strategies in which technology-driven precise targeting and dosing allow for improved conformance and decreased volumes, with concordant lessening of toxicity, reduction in treatment time, and lower overall health care expense. The aim is to provide the advanced clinician with an up-to-date evidence-based reference that will assist in the delivery of enhanced patient care in daily practice. Traditional multi-…
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Trombetta, Mark
Pignol, Jean-Philippe
Montemaggi, Paolo
Brady, Luther W.
Responsibility
Mark Trombetta, Jean-Philippe Pignol, Paolo Montemaggi, Luther W. Brady, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 413 p.) : 100 illus.
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783319511986
9783319511979 (print ed.)
9783319511993 (print ed.)
9783030095963 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dose Fractionation, Radiation
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Specialty
Pharmacy
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book, written by leading international experts, describes alternate fractionation strategies in which technology-driven precise targeting and dosing allow for improved conformance and decreased volumes, with concordant lessening of toxicity, reduction in treatment time, and lower overall health care expense. The aim is to provide the advanced clinician with an up-to-date evidence-based reference that will assist in the delivery of enhanced patient care in daily practice. Traditional multi-week fractionation schedules were established at a time when the inclusion of relatively large amounts of normal tissue was unavoidable owing to the lack of accurate target localization during treatment. Such schedules are time and resource consuming, difficult for patients, and expensive. Nevertheless, acceptance of alternate fractionation strategies has been slow in some countries. The paradigm is, however, changing as evidence accumulates to demonstrate improved local control, equivalence of tolerance, or both. In documenting these alternate strategies, this book will be of value for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and oncologists worldwide.
Contents
Introduction -- The Radiobiological Aspects of Altered Fractionation -- Technological Advance Enabling Alternate Fractionation -- Workflow and Quality Assurance in Altered Fractionation -- The Future of Altered Fractionation -- Brachytherapy: The Original Altered Fractionation -- Part I. Disease Site Specific Topics -- Altered Fractionation in Radiotherapy of CNS Tumors -- Head and Neck Cancer -- Whole-Breast Hypofractionated Radiotherapy -- Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation -- Lung Cancer -- Alternate Fractionation for Hepatic Tumors -- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy with Functional Treatment Planning in Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Gastrointestinal Cancer: Pancreas -- Hypofractionation in Patients with Rectal Cancer -- Hypofractionated Radiotherapy in Genitourinary Cancer: Better with Less -- Fractionation Regimens for Gynecologic Malignancies -- Skin: The Case for Altered Fractionation in the Treatment of Both Malignant and Benign Conditions -- Radiotherapy for Primary and Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Altered Fraction Regimens with External Beam and Brachytherapy -- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Altered Fraction Radiotherapy in Palliation -- Erratum to: The Radiobiological Aspects of Altered Fractionation.
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Blood pressure and arterial wall mechanics in cardiovascular diseases

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Michel E. Safar, Michael F. O'Rourke, Edward D. Frohlich, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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In cardiovascular prevention, therehastraditionallybeena small number of cardiovascular risk factors to evaluate and manage, such as hypertension, diabetes,hyperlipidemiaand smoking. Recently, it has been recognized that new mechanical factors should be identified, andspecificallyinvolves pulsatile arterial hemodynamic parameters, such asarterial stiffness, pulse pressure and, to a lesser extent, augmentation index and pulse pressure amplification. Blood Pressure and Arterial Wall Mechanics in …
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Safar, Michel
O'Rourke, Michael F.
Frohlich, Edward D.
Responsibility
Michel E. Safar, Michael F. O'Rourke, Edward D. Frohlich, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 567 pages)
ISBN
9781447151982 (electronic bk.)
9781447151975
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure
Vascular Stiffness - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Cardiovascular system - Diseases
Blood pressure
Arteries - Physiology
Abstract
In cardiovascular prevention, therehastraditionallybeena small number of cardiovascular risk factors to evaluate and manage, such as hypertension, diabetes,hyperlipidemiaand smoking. Recently, it has been recognized that new mechanical factors should be identified, andspecificallyinvolves pulsatile arterial hemodynamic parameters, such asarterial stiffness, pulse pressure and, to a lesser extent, augmentation index and pulse pressure amplification. Blood Pressure and Arterial Wall Mechanics in Cardiovascular Diseaseshas been written to facilitate understanding of these new concepts regarding bleed pressure and cardiac risk, and prepare the reader for the considerable evolution of the topic in the years to come. Much has been learned already regarding the management of these patients, and this book presents extensive data on the techniques needed to maximize their outcomes.
Contents
Part I. Blood Pressure: Basic Concepts of Steady and Pulsatile Arterial Hemodynamics -- 1. Arterial Stiffness, Wave Reflection, Wave Amplification: Basic Concepts, Principles of Measurement and Analysis in Humans -- 2. Large Arteries, Microcirculation, and Mechanisms of Hypertension -- 3. Direct Measurement of Local Arterial Stiffness and Pulse Pressure -- 4. Ventricular-Arterial Coupling and Mechanism of Wave Reflections -- 5. Determination of Systemic and Regional Arterial Structure and Function -- 6. Animal Models for Studies of Arterial Stiffness -- 7. Elastin, Calcium and Age-Related Stiffening of the Arterial Wall -- 8. Genetic and Cellular Aspects of Arterial Stiffness -- Part II. Blood Pressure and Sodium Balance: Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Cardiovascular Risk -- 9. Mechanical Stress and the Arterial Wall -- 10. Pulsatile Stress, Arterial Stiffness, and Endothelial Function -- 11. Hypoxia, Arterial Blood Pressure, and Microcirculation -- 12. The Reality of Aging Viewed from the Arterial Wall -- 13. Emerging Aspects of Angiotensin Biology and Their Potential Role in the Vasculature -- 14. Arterial Stiffness and the Sympathetic Nervous System -- 15. Oxidative Stress and Hypertension -- 16. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction -- 17. Structural Alterations in Arterial Stiffness: Role of Arterial Fibrosis -- 18. Salt and Multiorgan Damage in Hypertension: Vascular Stiffening and Cardiorenal Structural Dysfunction Responses -- 19. Preventive Lessons from Hypertension and Myocardial Infarction: Treating Asymptomatic Individuals to Lower the Risk for Subsequent Cardiovascular Events -- Part III. Hypertension: Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk and Organ Damage -- 20. Value of Brachial and Central Blood Pressure for Predicting Cardiovascular Events -- 21. Predictive Value of Arterial Stiffness for Cardiovascular Events -- 22. Heart Rate, Synchrony and Arterial Hemodynamics -- 23. Pulse Pressure Amplification and Arterial Stiffness in Middle Age -- 24. Arterial Stiffness, Central Blood Pressure and Cardiac Remodelling: From Cardiac Hypertrophy to Heart Failure -- 25. The Relationship Between Aortic Stiffness, Microvascular Disease in the Brain and Cognitive Decline: Insights into the Emerging Epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease -- 26. Arterial Stiffness and Risk in Various Cardiovascular Diseases -- 27. Large Artery Remodeling and Chronic Kidney Disease -- 28. Arterial Changes in Renal Transplantation -- 29. Arterial Stiffness, Central Blood Pressure and Coronary Heart Disease -- Part IV. Clinical Involvement: Role of Age, Sex, Inflammatory and Metabolic Alterations -- 30. Modifications of Blood Pressure Profiles in the Very Old: Role of Frailty and Comorbidities -- 31. Arterial Stiffness and Amplification in the Very Old -- 32. Hypertension in Men and Women: Is It Different? -- 33. Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Smoking -- 34. Glucose, Insulin and Potential Strategies of Vascular Stiffening -- 35. Arterial Stiffness in Chronic Inflammation -- Part V. Stratifications of Cardiovascular Risk and Therapeutic Consequences on Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflections -- 36. Outcome-Driven Thresholds for Pulse Pressure on Office and Out-of-the-Office Blood Pressure Measurement -- 37. Properties of Central Arteries in Populations of Different Ethnicity: Ethnicity and Central Arteries -- 38. Changing Concepts on the Role of Blood Pressure Reduction in Stroke Prevention with the Focus on ß-Blocking Agents -- 39. Decreasing Arterial Stiffness and/or Wave Reflections Independently of Mean Arterial Pressure: Effect of Antihypertensive Drugs (Part 1) -- 40. Decreasing Arterial Stiffness and/or Wave Reflections Independently of Mean Arterial Pressure: Effect of Non-antihypertensive Drugs (Part 2) -- 41. Blood Pressure Variability: Measurements, Influential Factors, Prognosis and Therapy -- 42. Nitrate: The Ideal Drug Action for Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Elderly? -- 43. De-stiffening Strategy, Sodium Balance, and Blockade of the Renin–Angiotensin System -- 44. Long-Term Effects of Calcium Channel Blockers on Central and Peripheral Arteries -- 45. Exercise Training for the Modification of Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflections.
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Cancer Rehabilitation : A Concise and Portable Pocket Guide

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Jennifer Baima, Ashish Khanna, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Finally, a concise pocket guide designed as a quick reference for busy clinicians who seek to improve the care they provide to cancer patients and cancer survivors. It is a comprehensive text formatted for fast access to a wide range of clinical information. This compact compendium is conveniently organized by cancer type for rapid review. It describes the many issues that cancer patients may face throughout the chronologic spectrum of care, starting from cancer diagnosis, to treatment, and sur…
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Baima, Jennifer
Khanna, Ashish
Responsibility
Jennifer Baima, Ashish Khanna, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 190 p.)
ISBN
9783030444624
9783030444617 (Print ed.)
9783030444631 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
Finally, a concise pocket guide designed as a quick reference for busy clinicians who seek to improve the care they provide to cancer patients and cancer survivors. It is a comprehensive text formatted for fast access to a wide range of clinical information. This compact compendium is conveniently organized by cancer type for rapid review. It describes the many issues that cancer patients may face throughout the chronologic spectrum of care, starting from cancer diagnosis, to treatment, and survivorship. Each chapter helpfully highlights common impairments and treatment options using succinct tables, helpful illustrations and clinical peals from experts in the field. In addition, each chapter contains a clinical case and questions on the material to enhance understanding. Evidence for exercise treatment, including pertinent exercise precautions, is included, as are innovative research topics and emerging treatments. This includes dedicated chapters covering cancers of the breast; digestive organs; brain, eye, and central nervous system; urinary tract and genital organs; lip, oral cavity, and pharynx; lymphoid, hematopoietic, and related tissues; bone, articular cartilage, and soft tissues; respiratory and intrathoracic organs; skin. Thankfully, advances in cancer care such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery mean that more people than ever before are surviving long after their cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, a large fraction of them live with at least one serious impairment as a consequence of their treatments that seriously impacts their ability to function and quality of life. This concise and essential guide to cancer rehabilitation will help the clinician navigate the care of this often complex population.
Contents
1. Integrating Impairment-Driven Cancer Rehabilitation into the Care Continuum -- 2. Breast Cancer Rehabilitation -- 3. Cancer of the Digestive Organs: Importance of Mobility for Motility -- 4. Cancer of the Brain, Eye, and Other Parts of the Central Nervous System -- 5. Cancer of the Urinary Tract and Genital Organs: Female and Male -- 6. Rehabilitation of Individuals with Head and Neck Cancers -- 7. Cancer of the Lymphoid, Hematopoietic, and Related Tissue -- 8. Cancer of the Bone and Connective Tissue -- 9. Cancer of the Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs -- 10. Cancer of the Skin -- 11. Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome -- 12. Conclusion: Innovative Research.
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Clinical Cases in Heart Failure

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Ravi V. Shah, Siddique A. Abbasi, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. It is well illustrated and diverse in scope, enabling the reader to obtain relevant clinical information regarding both standard and unusual cases in heart failure in a rapid, easy to digest format. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recerti…
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Shah, Ravi V.
Abbasi, Siddique A.
Responsibility
Ravi V. Shah, Siddique A. Abbasi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 120 p.) : 15 illus., 14 illus. in color
Series Title
Clinical cases in cardiology
ISBN
9783319658049
9783319658032 (print ed.)
9783319658056 (print ed.)
ISSN
2523-3009
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Heart Failure
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. It is well illustrated and diverse in scope, enabling the reader to obtain relevant clinical information regarding both standard and unusual cases in heart failure in a rapid, easy to digest format. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recertifying clinician to work through unusual cases using best practice techniques. Cardiology is a key discipline in this regard and is a highly visual subject requiring the reader to describe often very subtle differences in the presentation of patients and define accurately the diagnostic and management criteria on which to base their clinical decision-making. This title therefore provides valuable assistance to trainees and clinicians alike in evaluating pati ents and defining an appropriate procedure for each case covered.
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1. New-Onset LV Dysfunction -- 2. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy -- 3. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure -- 4. Valvular Disease and Heart Failure: Mitral Regurgitation -- 5. Valvular Disease and Heart Failure: Aortic Stenosis -- 6. Low Output Heart Failure -- 7. Management of Stage D Heart Failure -- 8. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. -- 9. Management of Cardiogenic Shock.
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Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Jonathan S. Steinberg, Andrew E. Epstein, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient’s life. To supplement these discussion…
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Steinberg, Jonathan S.
Epstein, Andrew E.
Responsibility
Jonathan S. Steinberg, Andrew E. Epstein, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 140 p.) : 43 illus., 32 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030228828
9783030228811 (Print ed.)
9783030228835 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Clinical Decision-Making
Defibrillators, Implantable
Pacemaker, Artificial
Risk Factors
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient’s life. To supplement these discussions, chapters review opposing positions on both sides of a controversy and present clinical material to illustrate the different perspectives. Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias is an essential resource not only for physicians, residents, and fellows in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology but also for associated professionals including nurses and technicians who work with CIEDs.
Contents
1. The Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy -- 2. Risk Stratification Beyond Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance -- 3. Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillators -- 4. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure in Patients Without Left Bundle Branch Block -- 5. Biventricular Pacing for Patients with Complete Heart Block -- 6. CRT Devices in Heart Failure: Does the Patient Need a Pacemaker or Defibrillator? -- 7. His Bundle Pacing Versus Biventricular Pacing for CRT -- 8. Replacement of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators When Ventricular Function Has Recovered -- 9. Use of Implantable Monitors for Arrhythmia Detection -- 10. Ethical Conundra in CIED Therapy: Ethical Implantation, Ethical End-of-Life Care.
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Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation : Clinical, Pathology, Imaging and Molecular Profiles

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Daniel J. Garry, Robert F. Wilson, Zeev Vlodaver, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is a comprehensive overview of heart failure and cardiac transplantation and integrates scientific and clinical information about the physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder. Organized into five parts, it reviews the history and basic mechanisms of heart failure; etiology of heart failure; heart failure disease progression; advanced therapies for heart failure; and cardiac transplantation. The book presents basic concepts in the physiology, molecular bio…
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Garry, Daniel J
Wilson, Robert F
Vlodaver, Zeev
Responsibility
Daniel J. Garry, Robert F. Wilson, Zeev Vlodaver, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 572 pages) : 237 illus., 141 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319445779
9783319445755 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - etiology
Heart Failure - physiopathology
Heart Failure - therapy
Heart Transplantation
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive overview of heart failure and cardiac transplantation and integrates scientific and clinical information about the physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder. Organized into five parts, it reviews the history and basic mechanisms of heart failure; etiology of heart failure; heart failure disease progression; advanced therapies for heart failure; and cardiac transplantation. The book presents basic concepts in the physiology, molecular biology, pathology, and epidemiology of the normal and failing heart; known causes of heart failure, such as right heart failure, valvular cardiomyopathy, molecular mechanisms of sarcomeric cardiomyopathies, and neuromuscular cardiomyopathy; cardiorenal syndrome; neurohormonal activation; cardiac resynchronization, ventricular assist devices; regenerative mechanisms; orthotopic heart transplantation; early and late management of the post-transplant patient; heart transplantation and antibody-mediated rejections; heart-lung transplantation; and cardiac xenotransplantation. Featuring contributions from leaders in the fields of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, cardiac pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a valuable compendium for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, trainees, and students.
Contents
I. History and Basic Mechanisms of Heart Failure -- A Historical Overview of Cardiovascular Medicine and Heart Failure -- Physiology of the Normal and Failing Heart -- Molecular Biology of the Normal and Failing Heart -- Pathology of Ischemic Heart Disease -- The Pathology of Cardiomyopathies -- Epidemiology of Heart Failure -- II. Etiology of Heart Failure -- Acute Heart Failure -- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy -- Valvular Cardiomyopathy -- Molecular Mechanism of Sarcomeric Cardiomyopathies -- Right Heart Failure -- Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathies -- Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) -- Myocardial Viability and Imaging in the Failing Heart -- III. Heart Failure Disease Progression -- Cardiorenal Syndrome and Heart Failure -- Neurohormonal Activation and the Management of Heart Failure -- Remodeling in the Development of Chronic Systolic Heart Failure: Implication for Treatment -- Heart Failure Prevention -- Arrhythmias in Cardiomyopathy -- Peripartum Cardiomyopathy -- IV. Advanced Therapies for Heart Failure -- Advanced Therapies: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure -- Ventricular Assist Devices for Advanced Heart Failure -- Regenerative Mechanisms of the Adult Injured and Failing Heart -- Cell therapy and heart failure -- V. Cardiac Transplantation -- History of Cardiac Transplantation: Research, Discoveries and Pioneers -- Orthotopic Heart Transplantation: A Surgical Perspective -- Cardiac Transplantation: Immunobiology and Immunotherapy -- Cardiac Transplantation Pathology -- Management of the Post-transplant Cardiac Patient -- Adult Orthotopic Heart Transplantation: Early Complications -- Late Complications Following Heart Transplantation -- Heart Transplantation and Antibody-Mediated Rejection -- Heart and Heart-lung Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- Cardiac Xenotransplantation.
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Contemporary Management of Jugular Paraganglioma

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George B. Wanna, Matthew L. Carlson, James L. Netterville, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This text serves as a useful resource for physicians managing jugular paragangliomas; the most common tumors of the jugular foramen. It reviews the challenges often faced in the management of these tumors due to the close proximity to critical adjacent structures including the dura, major vasculature, otic capsule and coursing cranial nerves. More conservative treatment options such as single fraction or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, subtotal tumor resection, and conservative observat…
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Wanna, George B.
Carlson, Matthew L.
Netterville, James L.
Responsibility
George B. Wanna, Matthew L. Carlson, James L. Netterville, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 260 p.) : 200 illus., 142 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319609553
9783319609546 (print ed.)
9783319609560 (print ed.)
9783319869681 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Glomus Jugulare Tumor - surgery
Glomus Jugulare - surgery
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Neurosurgery
Abstract
This text serves as a useful resource for physicians managing jugular paragangliomas; the most common tumors of the jugular foramen. It reviews the challenges often faced in the management of these tumors due to the close proximity to critical adjacent structures including the dura, major vasculature, otic capsule and coursing cranial nerves. More conservative treatment options such as single fraction or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, subtotal tumor resection, and conservative observation that minimize morbidity and improve patient function and quality of life is also covered. Contemporary Management of Jugular Paraganglioma provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the current status of the field that will help guide otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, facial plastic surgeons, speech pathologists and residents involved in the care of patients with jugular paraganglioma.
Contents
1. History of Jugular Paraganglioma -- 2. Surgical Anatomy of Jugular Paraganglioma -- 3. Presentation and Differential Diagnosis of Jugular Paraganglioma -- 4. Imaging of Jugular Paragangliomas -- 5. The Natural History of Jugular Paraganglioma -- 6. Perioperative Considerations in the Management of Jugular Paragangliomas -- 7. Endocrinologic Management of Skull Base Paraganglioma -- 8. Surgical Management of Class C and D Tympanojugular Paragangliomas -- 9. Management of Internal Carotid Artery in Skull Base Paraganglioma Surgery -- 10. Subtotal Resection of Jugular Paragangliomas -- 11. Tympanic Paraganglioma -- 12. Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery for Jugular Paraganglioma -- 13. Cranial Nerve VII Rehabilitation -- 14. Rehabilitation of Speech and Swallow -- 15. Familial Head and Neck Paraganglioma and Genetic Testing -- 16. Special Considerations in Management of Jugular Paraganglioma.
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Diastology : clinical approach to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

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[edited by] Allan L. Klein, Mario J. Garcia. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2021.
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Accounting for more than 40% of all heart failure problems, diastolic heart failure is a complex and often difficult diagnosis with rapidly evolving diagnostic management protocols. Diastology: Clinical Approach to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, 2nd Edition, brings you up to date and equips you to successfully diagnose and manage even the most challenging incidences of diastolic heart failure and their comorbidities. It incorporates the latest guidelines for the diagnostic eva…
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Klein, Allan L.
Garcia, Mario J.
Responsibility
[edited by] Allan L. Klein, Mario J. Garcia
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 528 p.
ISBN
9780323640671
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular
Diastole - physiology
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
Accounting for more than 40% of all heart failure problems, diastolic heart failure is a complex and often difficult diagnosis with rapidly evolving diagnostic management protocols. Diastology: Clinical Approach to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, 2nd Edition, brings you up to date and equips you to successfully diagnose and manage even the most challenging incidences of diastolic heart failure and their comorbidities. It incorporates the latest guidelines for the diagnostic evaluation of the patient with suspected or known diastolic dysfunction, provides a comprehensive review of clinical conditions associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and describes the complementary role of imaging modalities and novel therapeutic approaches.
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Geriatric Medicine : A Problem-Based Approach

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Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair, editor. --Singapore: Byword Books/Springer , c2018.
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Written by international experts, this book presents chapters that cover common geriatric conditions including dementia, depression, delirium, falls, polypharmacy, incontinence, immobility, and medication-related issues, as well as neurological, cardiovascular, and endocrine diseases associated with old age. The book also discusses various aspects of ambulatory, residential, and palliative care for the elderly, in addition to ethical aspects of old age care, advance care planning and living wil…
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Nair, Balakrishnan Kichu R.
Responsibility
Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Byword Books/Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 317 p.) : 16 illus., 3 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811032530
9789811032523 (print ed.)
9789811032547 (print ed.)
9789811098260 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Written by international experts, this book presents chapters that cover common geriatric conditions including dementia, depression, delirium, falls, polypharmacy, incontinence, immobility, and medication-related issues, as well as neurological, cardiovascular, and endocrine diseases associated with old age. The book also discusses various aspects of ambulatory, residential, and palliative care for the elderly, in addition to ethical aspects of old age care, advance care planning and living wills. Geriatric medicine is a rapidly growing field in internal medicine. The majority of elderly people now live in developing countries, where there is an urgent need to up-skill healthcare professionals. By presenting problems as they arise and then discussing how to solve them, this book offers a valuable resource for all physicians interested in the care of older people.
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Our Aging World -- Physiology of Ageing -- Frailty in Older People -- Pharmacology -- The Problem of Delirium in the Elderly -- Dementia: Making a Diagnosis and Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms -- Diagnosis and Management of Depressed Mood in the Older Person -- Falls: Prevention and Management -- The Problem of Incontinence in the Elderly -- Acute Care and Geriatric Assessment -- Geriatric Ambulatory Care of the Elderly -- Residential Care -- Rehabilitation for the Older Patient -- Stroke in Old Age -- Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly: Special Problems -- Isolated Systolic Hypertension -- Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Elderly: Challenges and Management -- Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis -- Ethics and the Care of the Elderly -- Advanced Care Planning -- Palliative Care of the Older Person.
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Handbook of Famine, Starvation, and Nutrient Deprivation : From Biology to Policy

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Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book addresses the causes and effects of nutrient deficiencies along the cell-to-communities continuum. The book is primarily concerned with a lack or deficiency of one or more micro- or macronutrients in connection with malnutrition, under nutrition, and starvation. Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures. Further downstrea…
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Patel, Vinood B.
Responsibility
Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (829 p.) : 479 illus., 330 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319553870
9783319553863 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Deficiency Diseases - etiology
Digestive System Physiological Phenomena
Malnutrition - physiopathology
Nutrition Assessment
Starvation - physiopathology
Nutrition Policy
Specialty
Nutritional Sciences
Notes
"eReference".
Abstract
This book addresses the causes and effects of nutrient deficiencies along the cell-to-communities continuum. The book is primarily concerned with a lack or deficiency of one or more micro- or macronutrients in connection with malnutrition, under nutrition, and starvation. Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures. Further downstream is the consumption of a fraction of the normal diet, as when individuals are dieting or when there is restriction in the amount or variety of food available. The causes of such reductions in dietary intake are varied and also include the social context of poverty, financial limitations, and famine. Refugees and displaced persons may also be vulnerable to under nutrition or total starvation. Diseases may also impact on the total food consumed, such as when there are physical impediments (intestinal obstruction or dysphagia) or anorexia (induced by organic disease or as a disease process per se, ie, anorexia nervosa). This book, organized as 124 chapters in 12 major sections, covers the variable manifestations of dietary restrictions on cells, whole organs, the individual, and societies.
Contents
Part I. General Aspects of Famine and Undernutrition: Setting the Scene -- Part II. Effects of Famine -- Part III. Food Insecurity, Security, and Waste -- Part IV. Biosocial and Social Aspects, Inequalities, Low Income, Refugees, and Conflict -- Part V. Hunger and Anorexia -- Part VI. Screening Tools, Classifications, and Applications -- Part VII. Medical Causes of Malnutrition, Prevalence, and Impact -- Part VIII. Effects of Undernutrition, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Tissue Systems -- Part IX. Life Stages, Pregnancy, the Young, and Elderly -- Part X. Micronutrients -- Part XI. Modeling Systems, Cellular and Molecular Effects -- Part XII. International Aspects, Policy, Management, Case Study, and Resources.
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Handbook of Famine, Starvation, and Nutrient Deprivation : From Biology to Policy

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edited by Victor Preedy, Vinood B. Patel. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book addresses the causes and effects of nutrient deficiencies along the cell-to-communities continuum. The book is primarily concerned with a lack or deficiency of one or more micro- or macronutrients in connection with malnutrition, under nutrition, and starvation. Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures. Further downstrea…
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Preedy, Victor
Patel, Vinood B.
Responsibility
edited by Victor Preedy, Vinood B. Patel
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319400075
Subjects (MeSH)
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritional Status
Starvation
Specialty
Nutritional Sciences
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
This book addresses the causes and effects of nutrient deficiencies along the cell-to-communities continuum. The book is primarily concerned with a lack or deficiency of one or more micro- or macronutrients in connection with malnutrition, under nutrition, and starvation. Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures. Further downstream is the consumption of a fraction of the normal diet, as when individuals are dieting or when there is restriction in the amount or variety of food available. The causes of such reductions in dietary intake are varied and also include the social context of poverty, financial limitations, and famine. Refugees and displaced persons may also be vulnerable to under nutrition or total starvation. Diseases may also impact on the total food consumed, such as when there are physical impediments (intestinal obstruction or dysphagia) or anorexia (induced by organic disease or as a disease process per se, ie, anorexia nervosa). This book, organized as approximately 125 chapters in 17 major sections, covers the variable manifestations of dietary restrictions on cells, whole organs, the individual, and societies.
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Heart Failure : A Comprehensive Guide to Pathophysiology and Clinical Care

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Howard Eisen, editor. --London: Springer , 2017.
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This book elucidates the etiology of heart failure (HF) to assist understanding in the clinical therapies available. It explains these in light of the better understanding of the pathophysiology of HF, which has translated into dramatic improvements in patient outcome. The chapters detail the causes, diagnosis and treatment of HF, and recognize that having become the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and hospitalization in the developed world, even patients with the most advanced HF have op…
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Eisen, Howard
Responsibility
Howard Eisen, editor
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 850 pages) : 104 illus., 81 illus. in color
ISBN
9781447142195
9781447142188 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - etiology
Heart Failure - physiopathology
Heart Failure - therapy
Abstract
This book elucidates the etiology of heart failure (HF) to assist understanding in the clinical therapies available. It explains these in light of the better understanding of the pathophysiology of HF, which has translated into dramatic improvements in patient outcome. The chapters detail the causes, diagnosis and treatment of HF, and recognize that having become the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and hospitalization in the developed world, even patients with the most advanced HF have options that allow prolonged survival. This includes alternatives to cardiac transplantation, including mechanical circulatory support with a rapidly growing number of new, smaller, more reliable devices becoming available. Heart Failure: A Comprehensive Guide to Pathophysiology and Clinical Care will be critical reading for all involved in the management of these patients and provides a scientific and clinical reference for trainees in cardiovascular disease as well as physicians involved in caring for these patients.
Contents
Molecular Changes in Heart Failure -- Hemodynamics and Heart Failure -- Imaging and Heart Failure -- Acute and Chronic Right Ventricular Failure -- Inhibition of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System -- Inhibition of the Sympathetic Nervous System -- Management of the Patient with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction -- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Classification, Epidemiology and Pathophysiology -- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Presentation, Physical Exam, and Laboratory Evaluation -- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Treatment Guidelines -- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Treatment; Specific Therapies -- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Treatment with Guideline Determined Medical Therapy and Discharge Planning -- Cardiac-Oncology: Management of the Patient with Heart Failure after Chemotherapy -- Atrial Arrhythmias and Heart Failure -- Ventricular Arrhythmias and Heart Failure -- Cardiac Defibrillators and Heart Failure -- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure -- Revascularization and Heart Failure -- Valve Repair and Replacement in Congestive Heart Failure Patient Selection for Cardiac Transplantation -- Pathophysiology of the Alloimmune Response and Immunosuppression -- Antibody-Mediated Rejection -- Infections After Cardiac Transplantation -- Post-Transplant Complications: Hypertension, Renal Dysfunction, Diabetes Mellitus, Malignancy, Arrhythmias, Osteoporosis, Sexual Dysfunction -- Patient Selection -- Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support -- Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation -- Medical Management of the Patient with Chronic Mechanical Circulatory Support -- The Total Artificial Heart -- Physiology of Stem Cells -- Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure -- Origins of Quality Metrics -- Exercise and Patients with Heart Failure -- Heart Failure Management and Development of Heart Failure Programs -- Inflammation and Heart Failure.
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Heart Failure : from research to clinical practice, volume 3

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Md. Shahidul Islam, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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"Heart Failure: From Research to Clinical Practice" contains chapters that describe the current views on the biological mechanisms, clinical assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatments of the condition. Topics in this volume range from basic research at cell and molecular level to patient care in everyday clinical practice and provide essential background information and analyses of recent advances for a deeper understanding of the issues involved. With contributions from international …
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Islam, Md. Shahidul
Responsibility
Md. Shahidul Islam, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 418 p.) : 50 illus., 34 illus. in color
Series Vol.
1067
Series Title
Advances in experimental medicine and biology
Advances in internal medicine
ISBN
9783319782805
9783319782799 (print ed.)
9783319782812 (print ed.)
ISSN
2367-0177
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
"Heart Failure: From Research to Clinical Practice" contains chapters that describe the current views on the biological mechanisms, clinical assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatments of the condition. Topics in this volume range from basic research at cell and molecular level to patient care in everyday clinical practice and provide essential background information and analyses of recent advances for a deeper understanding of the issues involved. With contributions from international experts in their specified fields and are suitable for both beginners and more advanced readers. This volume includes not only the essential information for clinical practice but also the latest information from the contemporary guidelines and the recommendations from leading societies. It also covers ongoing research and puts forward new hypotheses that can be tested in future research. This comprehensive volume will provide a valuable resource for both research students and expert clinicians.
Contents
Prelims -- Heart Failure: from research to clinical practice -- Transition of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction in Heart Failure -- Combination therapy of renin angiotensin system inhibitors and ø-blockers in patients with heart failure -- Combination of hydralazine and isosorbide-dinitrate in the treatment of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction -- The art and science of using diuretics in the treatment of heart failure in diverse clinical settings.-Treatment of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction -- Circulating biomarkers in heart failure -- Evolving Role of Natriuretic Peptides from Diagnostic Tool to Therapeutic Modality -- The Role of Cardiologists in the Management of Patients with Heart Failure -- Optimizing management of heart failure by using echo and natriuretic peptides in the outpatient unit -- Physical training and cardiac rehabilitation in heart failure patients -- Advanced Non-invasive Imaging Techniques in Chronic Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies -- Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Treatment of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy -- Heart failure and kidney disease -- Dysthyroidism and Chronic Heart Failure: Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches -- Management of Bradyarrhythmias in Heart. Failure: A Tailored Approach -- Percutaneous Mitral Valve Interventions and Heart Failure.-Left Ventricular Assist Devices—A State of the Art Review -- Palliative Care in the Management of Patients with Advanced Heart Failure -- Athlete's heart and left heart disease -- Central Sleep Apnea with Cheyne-Stokes Breathing in Heart Failure—from research to clinical practice and beyond -- The evolution of mHealth solutions for Heart Failure Management -- New insights in cardiac calcium handling and excitation-contraction coupling -- Critical appraisal of multivariable prognostic scores in heart failure: development, validation and clinical utility.
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Hepatic Critical Care

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edited by Rahul Nanchal, Ram Subramanian. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book focuses on the critical care of the patient with acute, acute on chronic and chronic liver failure as well as the peri-operative care of the patient with liver transplantation. Each of these disease processes is unique in pathophysiological manifestations, underpinnings of physiology and treatment options. Patients with acute, chronic or acute on chronic liver failure are a growing fraction of ICU admissions. Hepatic Critical Care serves as the essential reference for both practicing …
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Nanchal, Rahul
Subramanian, Ram
Responsibility
edited by Rahul Nanchal, Ram Subramanian
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 319 p.) : 68 illus., 41 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319664323
9783319664316 (print ed.)
9783319664330 (print ed.)
9783319882437 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Liver Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Critical Care
Gastroenterology
Abstract
This book focuses on the critical care of the patient with acute, acute on chronic and chronic liver failure as well as the peri-operative care of the patient with liver transplantation. Each of these disease processes is unique in pathophysiological manifestations, underpinnings of physiology and treatment options. Patients with acute, chronic or acute on chronic liver failure are a growing fraction of ICU admissions. Hepatic Critical Care serves as the essential reference for both practicing intensivists at community hospitals and tertiary referral centers. This textbook is also targeted towards trainees specifically interested in taking care of patients with liver disease and liver transplantation. .
Contents
Normal Hepatic Function and Physiology -- Circulatory Physiology in Liver Disease -- Respiratory Physiology in Liver Disease -- Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Physiology in Liver Disease -- Renal Physiology in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease -- Cerebrovascular Physiology in Liver Disease -- Definition, Epidemiology, Natural History and Prognostication of Liver Disease -- Brain and the Liver- Cerebral Edema, Hepatic Encephalopathy and Beyond -- Cardiovascular Alterations in Acute and Chronic Liver Failure -- Gastrointestinal Complications in Liver Disease -- Respiratory Complications in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease -- Renal Complications in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease -- Hematological Complications in Liver Disease -- Nutrition in Liver Disease -- Infectious Complications in Liver Disease -- Pharmacological Considerations in Liver Failure -- Non Transplant Surgical Considerations: Hepatic Surgery and Liver Trauma -- Anesthetic and Perioperative Considerations in the patient with liver disease (Non Transplant) -- Perioperative Considerations during Liver Transplantation -- Use of Extra-Corporeal Liver Support Therapies -- Assessing Liver Function in the Critically Ill Patient.
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Hypertension and Heart Failure : Epidemiology, Mechanisms and Treatment

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Maria Dorobantu, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi, Victor Voicu, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book explains how hypertension affects 20-50% of the adult population in developed countries. Heart failure is the result of the hypertension's effects on the heart and it represents a growing public health problem. In this context the international scientific community is continuously struggling to develop better strategies in screening, diagnosing and treating hypertension and its deleterious effects. Thus, this field is continuously changing, with new important information being added c…
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Dorobantu, Maria
Mancia, Giuseppe
Grassi, Guido
Voicu, Victor
Responsibility
Maria Dorobantu, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi, Victor Voicu, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 416 p.) : 54 illus., 37 illus. in color
Series
Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection
Series Title
Updates in hypertension and cardiovascular protection
ISBN
9783319933207
9783319933191 (Print ed.)
9783319933214 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2366-4606
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - epidemiology
Hypertension - physiopathology
Heart Failure - etiology
Heart Failure - therapy
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This book explains how hypertension affects 20-50% of the adult population in developed countries. Heart failure is the result of the hypertension's effects on the heart and it represents a growing public health problem. In this context the international scientific community is continuously struggling to develop better strategies in screening, diagnosing and treating hypertension and its deleterious effects. Thus, this field is continuously changing, with new important information being added constantly. This volume will offer both insights into the intimate mechanisms of transition from hypertension to heart failure and clinical practice advice on the prevention and treatment of heart failure in hypertensive population. The mechanisms which explain the progression from hypertension to heart failure will be also covered exhaustively by offering two chapters referring to the diagnosis of heart failure in hypertensive population and one regarding echocardiography which is the most frequently used imaging method in clinical practice. The reader will be also provided with information on cardiovascular magnetic resonance which has the unique advantage of differentiating hypertensive heart failure from other pathologies associated with increased myocardial thickness. This book is a useful tool for clinicians but also to the research community interested in heart failure and consequences of hypertension on heart who want to be up-to-date with the new developments in the field.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiological Aspects -- 1. Epidemiological Aspects (Prevalence and Risk of Heart Failure Related to Blood Pressure) -- Part II. Mechanisms of Heart Failure in Arterial Hypertension -- 2. Genetics of Hypertension and Heart Failure -- 3. Blood Pressure Variability and Blood Pressure Load -- 4. Hemodynamic Mechanisms -- 5. Neural Mechanisms -- 6. Natriuretic Peptides -- 7. Renal Mechanisms and Heart Failure -- 8. Heart Failure and Metabolic Factors -- 9. Role of Central Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffening -- 10. Pathophysiology of Hypertensive Heart Disease -- Part III. Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Hypertensive Patients -- 11. Role of Echocardiography -- 12. The Additive Value of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Hypertensive Heart Disease -- 13. Biomarkers -- Part IV. Complications of Hypertensive Heart Disease -- 14. Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias in Hypertensive Heart Disease -- 15. Arterial Hypertension and Flash Pulmonary Edema -- 16. The Role of Drug Therapy in Lowering Mortality and Morbidity: From Established Heart Failure to High-Risk Hypertension -- Part V. Prevention of Heart Failure in Hypertension -- 17. Non-pharmacological Treatment -- 18. Blood Pressure-Lowering Treatment and the Prevention of Heart Failure: Differences and Similarities of Antihypertensive Drug Classes -- 19. Regression Under Treatment of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Other Structural Alterations -- Part VI .Treatment of Heart Failure in Hypertensive Patients -- 20. New Drugs for the Hypertensive Failing Heart -- 21. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Current Management and Future Strategies -- 22. Treatment of Acute Heart Failure in Hypertensive Crisis -- Part VII. Invasive Approaches -- 23. Carotid Baroreceptor Stimulation -- 24. Renal Nerve Ablation -- Part VIII. Hypertension, Heart Failure and Guidelines -- 25. Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure in Hypertension Guidelines.
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Hypofractionated and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy : A Practical Guide

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Orit Kaidar-Person, Ronald Chen, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This handbook summarizes the data and techniques for hypofractionation and stereotactic radiation in a clinically-accessible way. Hypofractionated radiation therapy, which consists of larger-dose radiation treatments that are given over a shorter time period compared to conventional radiation fraction sizes, is used to treat a variety of cancers, including prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal. Conventional radiation therapy and hypofractionated radiation therapy have different effectiveness r…
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Kaidar-Person, Orit
Chen, Ronald
Responsibility
Orit Kaidar-Person, Ronald Chen, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 406 p.) : 51 illus., 40 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319928029
9783319928005 (print ed.)
9783319928012 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiation Dose Hypofractionation
Radiosurgery - methods
Stereotaxic Techniques
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This handbook summarizes the data and techniques for hypofractionation and stereotactic radiation in a clinically-accessible way. Hypofractionated radiation therapy, which consists of larger-dose radiation treatments that are given over a shorter time period compared to conventional radiation fraction sizes, is used to treat a variety of cancers, including prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal. Conventional radiation therapy and hypofractionated radiation therapy have different effectiveness rates for cancer treatment and have different impacts on normal tissues in terms of causing toxicity. There is a significant and growing body of literature on the use of different dosing regimens to treat a variety of cancers and radiation oncologists need to keep up with the various dosing schedules, the effect of each regimen on cancer control in different cancers, and how the different schedules affect each organ in terms of toxicity. The book thus provides concise information ranging from commonly-used dose-fractionation schemes for hypofractionated and stereotactic body radiotherapy to simulation and treatment specifications to published safety and efficacy data. Chapters additionally examine the biological rationales for the efficacy of hypofractionated radiation; present clinical studies that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiation treatment in a variety of cancers; and describe the advances in technology that have allowed hypofractionated radiation to be safely given. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncology clinicians and trainees.
Contents
1. The History and Radiobiology of Hypofractionation -- 2. The Physics of Hypofractionation and SRS/SBRT -- Part I. Benign Central Nervous System Tumors -- 3. Arteriovenous Malformation -- 4. Trigeminal Neuralgia -- 5. Meningioma -- 6. Vestibular Schwannoma -- 7. Pituitary Adenoma -- Part II. Malignant Central Nervous System Tumors -- 8. Glioblastoma -- 9. Secondary Malignant (Metastases) -- Part III. Head and Neck Tumors -- 10. Nasopharynx -- 11. Larynx -- 12. Other Head and Neck Sites -- 13. Intraoral Cone (IOC) -- 14. Brachytherapy -- 15. Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT) -- 16. Re-irradiation -- Part IV. Skin -- 17. Skin (Melanoma and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers) -- Part V. Lung Tumors -- 18. Hypofractionation for Lung Tumors (Primary Malignant, Secondary Malignant) -- Part VI. Breast Cancer -- 19. Breast Cancer -- Part VII. Gastrointestinal Cancer -- 20. Hepatobiliary Malignancies -- 21. Pancreas Cancer -- 22. Rectal Cancer -- Part VIII. Genitourinary Cancer -- 23. Prostate Cancer Hypofractionation -- 24. Kidney Cancer -- Part IX. Spine Tumors and Non-Spine Bone Metastases -- 25. Spine Tumors and Non-Spine Bone Metastases -- Part X. Gynecologic Malignancies -- 26. Uterine Cervix Cancer -- 27. Endometrial Cancer.
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Innovations and Advances in Wound Healing

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Seung-Kyu Han. (Second edition) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2016.
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This book presents state of the art knowledge on new techniques and materials that can improve functional and aesthetic results in wound healing while reducing invasiveness, based on the author's extensive personal experience. The aim is to equip the practitioner with all the information required in order to select a strategy that will accelerate wound healing and minimize both the risk of complications and scar formation after the wound has fully healed. The opening chapters set the stage by p…
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Han, Seung-Kyu
Responsibility
Seung-Kyu Han
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 287 p. : 267 illus., 259 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662465875
9783662465868 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Skin Transplantation
Tissue Engineering
Wound Healing
Abstract
This book presents state of the art knowledge on new techniques and materials that can improve functional and aesthetic results in wound healing while reducing invasiveness, based on the author's extensive personal experience. The aim is to equip the practitioner with all the information required in order to select a strategy that will accelerate wound healing and minimize both the risk of complications and scar formation after the wound has fully healed. The opening chapters set the stage by providing an overview of wound healing, including brief descriptions of the anatomy of the skin, the wound healing process, and advanced wound dressings. A full description follows of the various methodologies employed in repairing acute wounds with the goal of achieving optimal functional and cosmetic outcomes while utilizing the safest and least invasive method. Treatment protocols that have proven successful in closing nonhealing and/or delayed healing chronic wounds are then presented. The closing chapter addresses aesthetic procedures using advanced technology in wound healing. The text is supported by 1170 full color photos.
Contents
[publisher supplied] 1. Basics of Wound Healing -- 1) Clinical Anatomy of the Skin -- 2) Wound Overview -- 3) Wound Healing Process -- 4) Conventional Wound Healing Methods -- 2. Interactive Wound Dressings -- 1) Overview -- 2) Classification -- 3) Antimicrobial Dressing -- 4) Dressing Selection -- 3. Autogenous/Artificial Dermis Graft -- 1) Autogenous Dermis Graft -- 2) Artificial Dermis Graft -- 4. Tissue-engineered Dermis Graft -- 1) Fibroblasts-Hyaluronic Acid Complex -- 2) Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells-Collagen Complex -- 5. Atypical Island Flaps -- 1) Arterial Island Flap -- 2) Venous Island Flap -- 6. Management of Chronic Wounds - With Focus on Diabetic Ulcers -- 1) Why is Diabetic Ulcer Focused on? -- 2) Management of Ischemia -- 3) Management of Infection -- 4) Debridements -- 5) Pressure Off-Loading -- 6) Restoration of Cell Function -- 7. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) -- 1) Benefits -- 2) Applying Method -- 3) Precaution -- 4) NPWT for Diabetic Foot Ulcers -- 8. Growth Factors -- 1) Overview -- 2) Platelet-derived Growth Factor -- 3) Epidermal Growth Factor -- 4) Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor -- 9. Cell Therapy -- 1) Overview -- 2) Fresh Fibroblast Allograft -- 3) Fresh Fibroblast Autograft -- 4) Keratinocyte Allograft -- 5) Autograft of Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells -- 6) Allograft of Blood Bank Platelet Concentrate -- 7) Potential of Using Stem Cells -- 10. Injectable Tissue-engineered Soft Tissue -- 1) Biologic Implants for Soft Tissue Augmentation -- 2) Injectable Soft Tissue Using Fibroblasts -- 3) Injectable Soft Tissue Using Adipose-Derived Cells.
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Learning Cardiac Auscultation : From Essentials to Expert Clinical Interpretation

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Allen J. Taylor, editor. (1st ed.) --London: Springer , c2015.
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The foundation of this handbook lies in the supremacy of careful, clinical observation in medicine. The science and application of auscultation, albeit not without its imperfections, represent a learnable, tangible, personal approach to assessment of the heart and remains crucial in medical practice. Today's medicine tends towards the high tech, discarding simple approaches that can and should steer clinicians towards when to utilize expensive testing, and at the most can, potentially, outperfo…
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Taylor, Allen J
Responsibility
Allen J. Taylor, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 320 p. : 153 illus., 144 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447167389
9781447167372 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Auscultation
Heart Defects, Congenital - diagnosis
Heart Valve Diseases - diagnosis
Abstract
The foundation of this handbook lies in the supremacy of careful, clinical observation in medicine. The science and application of auscultation, albeit not without its imperfections, represent a learnable, tangible, personal approach to assessment of the heart and remains crucial in medical practice. Today's medicine tends towards the high tech, discarding simple approaches that can and should steer clinicians towards when to utilize expensive testing, and at the most can, potentially, outperform technology for accurate cardiovascular diagnosis. Within a cost conscious, personalized approach to medicine, the art of clinical examination of the heart could never be more alive, or more important. Technology needs a clinically informed platform upon which to provide benefits to patients with careful clinical observation providing proper identification of patients in need of additional testing and avoiding unnecessary expensive testing. Learning Cardiac Auscultation: From Essentials to Expert Clinical Interpretation provides a clinically-oriented approach to the astute observation of heart sounds and other aspects of the cardiovascular examination. It describes key clinical and auscultation features, and clinical clues to the diagnosis. More importantly, auscultation of the heart should not just end with a simple diagnosis, but an unearthing of nuances of the diagnosis, for example, describing the possible severity or diagnostic implications of the auscultation findings.
Contents
Introduction to Cardiac Auscultation -- Dynamic Auscultation -- Stethoscope Performance -- Aortic Sclerosis -- Aortic Stenosis -- Bicuspid Aortic Valve -- Aortic Regurgitation -- Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy -- Mitral Regurgitation -- Flail Mitral Leaflet -- Mitral Stenosis -- The Austin Flint Murmur -- Mitral Valve Prolapse -- Pulmonic Valve: Pulmonic Regurgitation -- Pulmonic Valve: Pulmonic Stenosis -- Pulmonic Valve: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Tricuspid Valve: Tricuspid Regurgitation -- The S3 Gallop -- The S4 Gallop -- Pericardial Constriction -- Prosthetic Heart Valves -- The Clinical Assessment of Ejection Fraction and Hemodynamics in Congestive Heart Failure -- The Innocent Murmur -- Atrial Septal Defect -- Ventricular Septal Defect -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
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Management of Heart Failure. Volume 1, Medical

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Ragavendra R. Baliga, Garrie J. Haas, editors. (2nd ed.) --London: Springer , c2015.
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This book is a comprehensive review for practitioners of all persuasions involved in the management of patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a problem of epidemic proportions in all parts of the world. State of the art treatment may not be accessible to all, but simply creating an awareness of simple methods of diagnosis and treatment would assist in promoting a better global response to this epidemic. This revised edition, written by a panel of world-renown cardiology experts, focuses …
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Baliga, Ragavendra R
Haas, Garrie J
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Ragavendra R. Baliga, Garrie J. Haas, editors
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 337 p. : 76 illus., 65 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447166573
9781447166566 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - therapy
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive review for practitioners of all persuasions involved in the management of patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a problem of epidemic proportions in all parts of the world. State of the art treatment may not be accessible to all, but simply creating an awareness of simple methods of diagnosis and treatment would assist in promoting a better global response to this epidemic. This revised edition, written by a panel of world-renown cardiology experts, focuses on the medical management of heart failure and outlines the causes, etiopathology and mechanisms in such a way that most health care professionals can grasp the concepts. The book details the common investigations, clinical profiles and therapeutic paths required of all clinicians with these patients under their care. Management of Heart Failure, Volume 1: Medical will be essential reading for all specialists dealing with patients with or who are at risk of heart failure, including but not limited to cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, interventionalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses and cardiac surgeons.
Contents
1. Epidemiology of Heart Failure -- 2. Mechanisms of Heart -- 3. Diagnostic Testing and the Assessment of Heart Failure -- 4. Digoxin, Diuretics, and Vasodilators in Patients with Heart Failure -- 5. Neurohormonal Blockade in Heart Failure -- 6. Early Medical Management of Hospitalization for Heart Failure (HHF) -- 7. Arrhythmias in Heart Failure -- 8. Device Therapy in Heart Failure -- 9. Pulmonary Hypertension -- 10. Chemotherapy Induced Cardiomyopathy -- 11. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction -- 12. Management of Non-cardiac Co-morbidities in Chronic Heart Failure -- 13. Evaluation of Ventricular Assist Devices and Cardiac Transplantation -- 14. Review of Heart Failure Management in African-Americans -- 15. Overview of Heart Failure in Argentina -- 16. Heart Failure in South Asian Population -- 17. Congestive Heart Failure in Nigerians: A Review.
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