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Long-term oxygen therapy : new insights and perspectives

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Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and…
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Dal Negro, Roberto Walter
Hodder, Richard
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Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 235 p.)
ISBN
9788847025806
Subjects (MeSH)
Anoxia - therapy
Long-Term Care
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Abstract
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and effectiveness. Unfortunately, patients, doctors, care-givers, together with health institutions and political decision makers frequently have different visions on LTOT, thus highly contributing to obtain uneven results and changing outcomes. The focus of this volume is on new insights and novel perspectives of LTOT. Starting from consolidated experiences, it's aim is also to emphasize the strategic value of developing technologies and innovative organizational models uniquely to find out even more opportunities and advantages for the management of chronic respiratory patients needing long-term oxygen treatment.
Contents
The patient candidate for LTOT -- The multidimensional evaluation of patients -- The cooperating roles -- Models for LTOT Management -- The outcomes -- Index.
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Quick Guide to Anaphylaxis

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Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book offers a handy reference guide to anaphylaxis, including diagnosis and treatment. It covers food, drug allergy and venom allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma, anaphylaxis related to intravenous drug administration, exercise-induced anaphylaxis, latex allergy, idiopathic anaphylaxis, and also discusses applied treatment modalities that cause anaphylaxis, such as various forms of immunotherapy. Providing detailed information on three recently launched epinephrine auto-injectors, this…
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Cingi, Cemal
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Bayar Muluk, Nuray
Responsibility
Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 263 p.) : 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030336394
9783030336387 (Print ed.)
9783030336400 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anaphylaxis
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
This book offers a handy reference guide to anaphylaxis, including diagnosis and treatment. It covers food, drug allergy and venom allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma, anaphylaxis related to intravenous drug administration, exercise-induced anaphylaxis, latex allergy, idiopathic anaphylaxis, and also discusses applied treatment modalities that cause anaphylaxis, such as various forms of immunotherapy. Providing detailed information on three recently launched epinephrine auto-injectors, this guide is an invaluable tool for otorhinolaringologists, pediatric and adult allergologists, pulmonologists general practitioners and emergency physicians as well as patients.
Contents
Anaphylaxis: Definition, History And Epidemiology -- The Etiology of Anaphylaxis -- Pathophysiology of Anaphylaxis -- Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis -- Symptoms and Findings for Anaphylaxis -- Diagnosis and Laboratory Tests for Anaphylaxis -- Differential Diagnosis for Anaphylaxis -- Treatment of Anaphylaxis -- Communication Strategies with Anaphylactic Patients and Their Families.
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e-Book
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