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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
Responsibility
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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Substance Use and the Acute Psychiatric Patient : Emergency Management

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Abigail L. Donovan, Suzanne A. Bird, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , c2019.
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This book fills a gap in the existing medical literature by providing a best-practice approach to the evaluation and acute treatment of patients presenting for emergency care with identifiable substance use and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders. As the first interdisciplinary book to integrate psychiatric and emergency care, the text uniquely covers a myriad of serious medical conditions, acute mental status and dangerous behavioral abnormalities. The book focuses on guidelines that support…
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Donovan, Abigail L.
Bird, Suzanne A.
Responsibility
Abigail L. Donovan, Suzanne A. Bird, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 235 p.) : 7 illus. in color
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9783319239613
9783319239606 (Print ed.)
9783319239620 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2626-241X
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment - methods
Mentally Ill Persons
Substance-Related Disorders
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book fills a gap in the existing medical literature by providing a best-practice approach to the evaluation and acute treatment of patients presenting for emergency care with identifiable substance use and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders. As the first interdisciplinary book to integrate psychiatric and emergency care, the text uniquely covers a myriad of serious medical conditions, acute mental status and dangerous behavioral abnormalities. The book focuses on guidelines that support emergency room physicians with little formal medical training in addiction medicine. The first section focuses on the diagnosis and management of substance-specific intoxication and withdrawal states, as well as common medical co-morbidities and disposition considerations. The book lends particular attention to the identification and stabilization of high risk medical conditions associated with each substance of abuse. The second section is psychiatrically focused, addressing the most common psychiatric symptoms and syndromes, their association with SUDs, an approach to differential diagnosis, and discussion of crucial treatment considerations for both safe ED management and post-ED disposition. A final section includes other pertinent topics, for example, the assessment of patient safety, responding to the medication-seeking patient, assessment and treatment of pregnant patients and working with adolescents and their families around substance use. Substance Use and The Acute Patient is a unique and valuable contribution to the literature for both consulting psychiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, addiction medicine specialists, and all other medical professionals who provide care for these most complex and underserved patients.
Contents
Part I. Management of Acute Substance Use Disorders -- Opioid Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Alcohol and Sedative Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Stimulant Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Cannabis Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Management of Acute Substance Use Disorders: Hallucinogens and Associated Compounds -- Part II. Management of Substance-Induced and Co-occurring Disorders -- Substance/Medication-Induced Mood Disorders and Co-Occurring Mood and Substance Use Disorders: Evaluation and Management in Emergency Department and Psychiatric Emergency Service Settings -- Substance-Induced Psychosis and Co-Occurring Psychotic Disorders -- Substance-Induced Anxiety and Co-Occurring Anxiety Disorders -- Patients with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Personality Disorders -- Preventing and Managing Risk of Violence and Suicide in Substance Abusing Patients in the Emergency Department -- Part III. Special Topics -- Responding to the Medication-Seeking Patient -- Substance Use in Children and Adolescents -- Emergency Management of Substance Use in Pregnant Patients.
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