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Ambulance Services : Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of the ambulance services against the backdrop of massive cuts in health budgets around the world and the changing context of pre-hospital care within the wider healthcare networks. The challenges of funding, training and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of ambulance services and the leadership …
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Wankhade, Paresh
Mackway-Jones, Kevin
Responsibility
Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 192 p. : 15 illus., 7 illus. in color)
Series
Leadership & management of emergency services : ambulance, fire & rescue, and police
Series Title
Leadership & management of emergency services
ISBN
9783319186429
9783319186412 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulances - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Service, Hospital - organization & administration
Abstract
This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of the ambulance services against the backdrop of massive cuts in health budgets around the world and the changing context of pre-hospital care within the wider healthcare networks. The challenges of funding, training and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of ambulance services and the leadership needs for the service. One of the highlight of this volume is to bring together scholarship using experts--academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, to each of the chosen topics. The chapters are based in the practical experiences of the authors and are written in a way that is accessible and suitable for a range of audiences. We are confident that this book will cater to a wider audience to inform policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally. Paresh Wankhade is Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University, UK Kevin Mackway-Jones is the Medical Director at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK. This unique and valuable publication, charts the history and development of the ambulance service in England over the last hundred years or so. The role of this key emergency service has always been important, and arguably never more so than today. The contributing authors have not only provided the reader with great insights into where the service has come from and the leadership challenges it has, and continues to face; it also gives examples of how the future could look as our journey of transformation continues. Peter Bradley CBE, MBA (and author of Taking Healthcare to the Patient 2005), Chief Executive Officer. St John National Headquarters, New Zealand "With a year on year increase in demand for emergency ambulances and over 9 million calls annually, the UK Ambulance Service must change from its emergency care and transport focus model. Whilst there is some historical and cultural resistance to change there is a need for further development in clinical skills and a new perspective for the future Ambulance Service. This book brings together practitioners, managers, academics and provides a broad understanding of the major management issues in the UK Ambulance Service. It includes the history of the Ambulance Service, quality and risk management issues, commissioning, leadership, intra-operability and shape of the future ambulance service. The content will be of interest to students, practitioners and academics". Sir Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom.
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Gastroesophageal reflux and the lung

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Keith C. Meyer, Ganesh Raghu, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2013.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning normal deglutition and foregut digestive processes and examines how abnormalities of swallowing or excessive/abnormal GER can lead to respiratory tract dysfunction and lung disease. In-depth Chapters deliver a concise review of the prevalence of GER in patients with lung disease and synthesize the current evidence regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a sum…
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Meyer, Keith C
Raghu, Ganesh
Responsibility
Keith C. Meyer, Ganesh Raghu, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 275 p. : 32 ill., 22 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461455028
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroesophageal Reflux - complications
Gastroesophageal Reflux - therapy
Lung Diseases - etiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning normal deglutition and foregut digestive processes and examines how abnormalities of swallowing or excessive/abnormal GER can lead to respiratory tract dysfunction and lung disease. In-depth Chapters deliver a concise review of the prevalence of GER in patients with lung disease and synthesize the current evidence regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a summary. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter provides a summary of ongoing research in the field and identifies the need for future research. Written by an international group of authors who are experts in their respective fields, Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung is a valuable resource for practicing clinicians, internists, pulmonologists and primary care personnel.
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Obesity and lung disease : a guide to management

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Anne E. Dixon, Emmanuelle M. Clerisme-Beaty, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2013.
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As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect respons…
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Dixon, Anne E
Clerisme-Beaty, Emmanuelle M
Responsibility
Anne E. Dixon, Emmanuelle M. Clerisme-Beaty, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 248 p. : 29 ill.)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781627030533
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases - etiology
Lung Diseases - therapy
Obesity - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Endocrinology 
Emergency medicine
Abstract
As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect response to pathogens, and as such has a major influence on response to pneumonia, and has a significant impact on outcomes pertaining to acute lung injury in the intensive care unit. Obesity and Lung Disease: A Guide to Management is the first text in the field to cover the full range of issues related to managing obese patients with pulmonary problems. All the relevant conditions, in the context of obesity, are covered, including airway inflammation, sleep apnea, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation, as well as others. Written by an international group of experts, this important new volume is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and scientists concerned with the challenging problems surrounding obesity and lung diseases.
Contents
Effects of Obesity on Lung -- Effects of Obesity on Airway -- The Effects of Obesity on Immune Function and Pulmonary Host -- Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obesity -- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome -- Effect of Obesity on the Development and Clinical Presentation of Asthma -- Treatment of the Obese Patient with Asthma -- Obesity and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary -- Obesity, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Pulmonary -- Obesity and Acute Lung Injury -- Mechanical Ventilation of Patients with Severe Obesity -- Obesity and Lung Health in – Index.
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Vitamin D and the Lung : Mechanisms and Disease Associations

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Augusto A. Litonjua, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem and many associations with diseases are being discovered. Recently, there has been an interest in the role that vitamin D plays in the inception and progression of lung disease. Vitamin D and the Lung: Mechanisms and Disease Associations delivers a concise, evidence-based review of the evidence for a role of vitamin D in various lung disorders. Divided into three sections, the first section of the book delivers a review of how vitamin D deficiency eme…
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Litonjua, Augusto A
Responsibility
Augusto A. Litonjua, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 329 p. : 49 ill., 24 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 3
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781617798887
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases - etiology
Lung - drug effects
Vitamin D Deficiency - complications
Vitamin D - pharmacology
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Personal health and hygiene
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem and many associations with diseases are being discovered. Recently, there has been an interest in the role that vitamin D plays in the inception and progression of lung disease. Vitamin D and the Lung: Mechanisms and Disease Associations delivers a concise, evidence-based review of the evidence for a role of vitamin D in various lung disorders. Divided into three sections, the first section of the book delivers a review of how vitamin D deficiency emerged in human populations, and gives a perspective on how humans evolved to maximize the efficiency of production of vitamin D. The second section of the book reviews aspects of vitamin D mechanisms on different immune cells, lung tissue, and genetics that have potential impact on lung disease. The third section follows with chapters on associations of vitamin D with the risk for viral infections, asthma and allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and finally, lung cancer with an emphasis on ongoing research and clinical issues and needs for future research in each field. Written by an international group of expert authors, Vitamin D and the Lung: Mechanisms and Disease Associations is an essential text for researchers in the respiratory field and practicing clinicians including internists, pulmonologists, and primary care personnel.
Contents
Part 1. Introduction -- Vitamin D Deficiency: Historical Perspectives / Kumaravel Rajakumar and Michael F. Holick -- Perspective: Evolution of Human Skin Color: How Low Levels of Vitamin D Drove Natural Selection / Scott T. Weiss -- Part 2. Vitamin D Mechanisms of Relevance to Lung Diseases -- Vitamin D and Lung Development in Early Life / Virender K. Rehan and John S. Torday -- Vitamin D and the Innate Immune Response / Aria Vazirnia and Philip T. Liu -- Vitamin D and Regulatory T Cells / Zoë Urry, Sarah Dimeloe and Catherine M. Hawrylowicz -- Dendritic Cell Modulation by the Vitamin D System / Luciano Adorini, Gilles Laverny and Giuseppe Penna -- Vitamin D Modulates Airway Smooth Muscle Function / Audreesh Banerjee and Reynold A. Panettieri Jr. -- Vitamin D: Genetics and Genomic Effects / Kelan G. Tantisira -- Part 3. Disease Associations -- Acute Respiratory Infections / Jonathan M. Mansbach and Carlos A. Camargo Jr. -- The Role of Vitamin D in the Development, Exacerbation, and Severity of Asthma and Allergic Diseases / Augusto A. Litonjua -- Vitamin D and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease / Wim Janssens, An Lehouck, Marc Decramer and Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez -- Cystic Fibrosis / Helen M. Buntain and Anne B. Chang -- Tuberculosis / Adrian R. Martineau -- Lung Cancer / David C. Christiani and C. Matthew Kinsey.
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