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Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

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George S. Stergiou, Gianfranco Parati, Giuseppe Mancia, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Hypertension remains a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. Self-monitoring of blood pressure by patients at home is currently recommended as a valuable tool for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Unfortunately, in clinical practice, home blood pressure monitoring is often inadequately implemented, mostly due to the use of inaccurate devices and inappropriate methodologies. Thus, the potential of the method to improve the management of hypertension and cardiovascular dise…
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Stergiou, George S.
Parati, Gianfranco
Mancia, Giuseppe
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European Society of Hypertension
Responsibility
George S. Stergiou, Gianfranco Parati, Giuseppe Mancia, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 174 p.) : 25 illus., 9 illus. in color
Series Title
Updates in hypertension and cardiovascular protection
ISBN
9783030230654
9783030230647 (Print ed.)
9783030230661 (Print ed.)
9783030230678 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2366-4606
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Determination - methods
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Hypertension - prevention & control
Specialty
Cardiology
Monitoring, Physiologic
Abstract
Hypertension remains a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. Self-monitoring of blood pressure by patients at home is currently recommended as a valuable tool for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Unfortunately, in clinical practice, home blood pressure monitoring is often inadequately implemented, mostly due to the use of inaccurate devices and inappropriate methodologies. Thus, the potential of the method to improve the management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention has not yet been exhausted. This volume presents the available evidence on home blood pressure monitoring, discusses its strengths and limitations, and presents strategies for its optimal implementation in clinical practice. Written by distinguished international experts, it offers a complete source of information and guide for practitioners and researchers dealing with the management of hypertension.
Contents
1. Devices for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring -- 2. Cuff Design for Home Blood Pressure Monitors -- 3. Home Blood Pressure and Preclinical Organ Damage -- 4. Home Blood Pressure as Predictor of Adverse Health Outcomes -- 5. Diagnostic Value of Home Blood Pressure -- 6. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Schedule -- 7. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring for Treatment Titration -- 8. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring, Treatment Adherence and Hypertension Control -- 9. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: Cost-Effectiveness, Patients’ Preference and Barriers for Clinical Use -- 10. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Clinical Research -- 11. Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring: Conventional Approach and Perspectives from Mobile Health Technology -- 12. Nocturnal Home Blood Pressure Monitoring -- 13. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children, Pregnancy, and Chronic Kidney Disease -- 14. Home Blood Pressure Variability -- 15. Home Versus Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring -- 16. Guidelines for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring.
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Microgravity and Vision Impairments in Astronauts

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Erik Seedhouse. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Recent missions on board the International Space Station have revealed previously unreported physiological consequences of long duration space flight, particularly in eyesight, and in this Brief Dr. Seedhouse reviews the existing theories on what causes this degeneration and how long it will last. Notably, 60% of long-duration crews have reported subjective degradation in vision, a clear indication that further study is necessary before astronauts embark on even longer-term space missions. Decr…
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Seedhouse, Erik
Responsibility
Erik Seedhouse
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 96 p. : 49 illus., 46 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in space development
ISBN
9783319178707
9783319178691 (print ed.)
ISSN
2191-8171
Subjects (MeSH)
Aerospace Medicine
Astronauts
Intracranial Hypertension - physiopathology
Intracranial Hypertension - prevention & control
Vision Disorders - etiology
Weightlessness - adverse effects
Abstract
Recent missions on board the International Space Station have revealed previously unreported physiological consequences of long duration space flight, particularly in eyesight, and in this Brief Dr. Seedhouse reviews the existing theories on what causes this degeneration and how long it will last. Notably, 60% of long-duration crews have reported subjective degradation in vision, a clear indication that further study is necessary before astronauts embark on even longer-term space missions. Decreased near-visual acuity was reported in 46% of ISS/Mir crewmembers, resulting in a change of up to 2 dioptres in their refractive correction. It is possible that ophthalmic changes have been present since the first days of spaceflight, but had been attributed to other causes; this approach to the issue as well as other hypotheses are all presented in full to give a broad foundation of the existing knowledge on the topic. áThe changes have occurred at various times during a mission with varying degrees of visual degradation. Some cases resolved on return to Earth, but several crewmembers have not regained pre-flight visual acuity, indicating the damage may be permanent. One explanation of the syndrome has been attributed to hyperopic shift due to aging, but onboard analysis techniques, including visual acuity assessments, retinal imagery, and ultrasound examination of the eye, has led to the acceptance of a wider syndrome. In addition to vision changes, studies have reported flattening of the globe, swelling of the optic disc (papilledema), choroidal folds in the retina, swelling of the optic nerve sheath, and visual field defects. It is widely hypothesized that this spectrum of symptoms may be explained by an elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP). Establishing the provenance of this medical problem, monitoring its occurrence and resolving the symptoms for future long term space missions is a key challenge for space medicine. With this book, readers have an entry point for understanding the full scope of the problem and its possible origins.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Long Duration Flight Data -- 3. Earthbound and Microgravity Pathophysiology of Increased Intracranial Pressure -- 4. Papilledema and Microgravity-Induced Fluid Shift -- 5. The Role of Carbon Dioxide and Exercise -- 6. Diet and Personalized Medicine -- 7. Future Research.
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Options in the management of the open abdomen

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Firas G. Madbak, Dale A. Dangleben, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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Madbak, Firas
Dangleben, Dale A.
Responsibility
Firas G. Madbak, Dale A. Dangleben, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 82 pages)
ISBN
9781493918270 (electronic bk.)
9781493918263
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdomen - surgery
Abdominal Injuries - surgery
Abdominal Wound Closure Techniques
Intra-Abdominal Hypertension - prevention & control
Wound Closure Techniques - instrumentation
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdomen - Surgery
Contents
1 Historical Perspective -- 2. Damage Control -- 3. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome -- 4. Types of Closure -- 5. The Biologics Explosion Era -- 6. Considerations in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction -- 7. Endoscopic Component Separation for Ventral Hernia Repair -- 8. Complications.
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