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Cardiac drugs in pregnancy

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Karen Sliwa, John Anthony, editors. --London: Springer ; ISCP , c2014.
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In the western world, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy has grown due to the increasing age at the first pregnancy and the worldwide obesity epidemic leading to early diabetes and hypertension. As a result more women are requiring drug therapy during pregnancy and some data has shown an altered pharmacodynamic profile in pregnant women when compared to the non-pregnant population. Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy presents up-to-date research for the treatment of cardiovascular disease d…
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International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Other Authors
Sliwa, Karen
Anthony, John
Responsibility
Karen Sliwa, John Anthony, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer ; ISCP
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 131 pages)
Series Title
Current cardiovascular therapy
ISBN
9781447154723 (electronic bk.)
9781447154716
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Agents - therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular - drug therapy
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Obstetrical pharmacology
Cardiovascular agents
Cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy
Cardiology
Obstetrics/Perinatology
Maternal and Child Health
Pharmacotherapy
Abstract
In the western world, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy has grown due to the increasing age at the first pregnancy and the worldwide obesity epidemic leading to early diabetes and hypertension. As a result more women are requiring drug therapy during pregnancy and some data has shown an altered pharmacodynamic profile in pregnant women when compared to the non-pregnant population. Cardiac Drugs in Pregnancy presents up-to-date research for the treatment of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy, and discusses the most important indications of drug usage in pregnancy and postpartum. The book aims to assess the potential risk of drugs and their possible benefit against each other, making it an essential read for a wide range of health professionals involved in cardiac drug therapy in pregnancy.
Contents
General principles and guidelines -- Management of hypertension -- Management of heart failure pre- and postpartum -- Management of coronary artery disease and arrhythmias -- Anticoagulation in pregnancy -- Obstetric drugs in the management of cardiovascular disease.
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Combination therapy in hypertension

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Joel M. Neutel. --London: Springer Healthcare , c2011.
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For over 30 years, the stepped care approach has been used in the management and treatment of hypertension. This approach advocates the use of initial monotherapy to reach the desired blood pressure, and the subsequent use of additional drugs with complementary modes of action, until the target BP is achieved. However, current control rates for hypertension suggest that such an approach may be outdated and no longer effective in the management of hypertension. Clinical trials have shown that mo…
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Neutel, Joel M
Responsibility
Joel M. Neutel
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer Healthcare
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 84 pages)
ISBN
9781908517289 (electronic bk.)
9781908517258
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - therapy
Antihypertensive Agents - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Pharmacotherapy
Primary Care Medicine
Angiology
General Practice / Family Medicine
Hypertension - Treatment
M├ędecine
Abstract
For over 30 years, the stepped care approach has been used in the management and treatment of hypertension. This approach advocates the use of initial monotherapy to reach the desired blood pressure, and the subsequent use of additional drugs with complementary modes of action, until the target BP is achieved. However, current control rates for hypertension suggest that such an approach may be outdated and no longer effective in the management of hypertension. Clinical trials have shown that more than 50% of patients require a combination of drug therapies to achieve their target BP. Some proponents of combination therapy have argued that the risk of adverse side effects and non-compliance will be lower than that compared to monotherapy, which initially requires higher doses to be administered to be effective. Consequently, there have been increasing calls of the necessity for a much more combined approach in the treatment of hypertension. Adding to this, Combination Therapy in Hypertension will cover current control rates of blood pressure worldwide, the benefits of monotherapy and combination therapy, examine the effectiveness, risk of adverse effects, compliance, and cost of the available therapies and will also include information on relevant outcome studies.
Contents
State of Hypertension Control -- Historical Review of Combination Therapy -- Advantages of Combination Therapy Compared with Monotherapy -- Use of Combination Therapy in Special Populations -- The Evidence Base for Combination Therapy -- Combination Therapy as First-Line Treatment -- Future Combination Agents -- Clinical Inertia in the Management of Hypertension.
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Handbook of oral anticoagulation

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editors, Gregory YH Lip, Eduard Shantsila ; contributors, Deirdre A. Lane, Chee W. Khoo, Kok Hoon Tay, Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Stavros Apostolakis. (Second edition) --London: Springer Healthcare , c2013.
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This book covers a wide range of disorders such as atrial fibrillation, artificial heart valves, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke. Handbook of Oral Anticoagulation aims to provide an accessible overview of the exciting new developments in this field. Incorporating numerous quick-reference tables and figures and fully referenced throughout to key papers and the latest reviews, it will be a useful resource for all healthcare professionals involved in thromboprophylaxis.
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Lip, Gregory Y. H
Shantsila, Eduard
Responsibility
editors, Gregory YH Lip, Eduard Shantsila ; contributors, Deirdre A. Lane, Chee W. Khoo, Kok Hoon Tay, Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Stavros Apostolakis
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer Healthcare
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 88 pages)
ISBN
9781908517968 (electronic bk.)
9781908517586
Subjects (MeSH)
Anticoagulants - administration & dosage
Anticoagulants - adverse effects
Anticoagulants - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Anticoagulants - Handbooks
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Cardiology
Hematology
General Practice / Family Medicine
Primary Care Medicine
Pharmacotherapy
Abstract
This book covers a wide range of disorders such as atrial fibrillation, artificial heart valves, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke. Handbook of Oral Anticoagulation aims to provide an accessible overview of the exciting new developments in this field. Incorporating numerous quick-reference tables and figures and fully referenced throughout to key papers and the latest reviews, it will be a useful resource for all healthcare professionals involved in thromboprophylaxis.
Contents
The Coagulation Pathway and Approaches to Anticoagulation -- Common Clinical Indications for Anticoagulation -- Vitamin K Antagonists and Their Limitations -- Hemorrhage Risks, Patient Perspectives, and Quality-of-Life Issues -- New Oral Anticoagulants -- Future Directions.
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by Richard EK Russell, Paul A Ford, Peter J. Barnes, Sarah Russell. (3rd ed.) --London: Springer Healthcare , c2013.
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The book includes recommendations for COPD from published guidelines (eg, the GOLD, ATS, and NICE guidelines) and presents them in the context of relevant clinical treatment issues. This is an in-depth guide on the management of COPD, concentrating on the impact of COPD on a patient as well as how healthcare professionals can intervene and educate the patient at an early stage and thereby slow the onset of severe symptoms.
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Russell, Richard E. K
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Ford, Paul A
Barnes, Peter J
Russell, Sarah
Responsibility
by Richard EK Russell, Paul A Ford, Peter J. Barnes, Sarah Russell
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer Healthcare
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 92 pages)
ISBN
9781907673528 (electronic bk.)
9781908517692
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs - Diseases, Obstructive
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Pharmacotherapy
Transplant Surgery
Abstract
The book includes recommendations for COPD from published guidelines (eg, the GOLD, ATS, and NICE guidelines) and presents them in the context of relevant clinical treatment issues. This is an in-depth guide on the management of COPD, concentrating on the impact of COPD on a patient as well as how healthcare professionals can intervene and educate the patient at an early stage and thereby slow the onset of severe symptoms.
Contents
Introduction -- Epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology -- The clinical consultation -- Management strategies -- Palliative care in COPD -- The future of COPD.
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Managing sciatica and radicular pain in primary care practice

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editors, Francoise Laroche, Serge Perrot ; contributors: Joanne L. Jordan ... [and more]. --London: Springer Healthcare , c2013.
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Low back pain is described as a very common condition that tends to affect about 70% of the population at some point in time with varying degrees of symptom severity. Although definitions vary, sciatic pain is generally defined as back-related pain radiating to the leg (normally below the knee and into the foot and toes) and is one of the commonest variations of low back pain. Patients with sciatica typically experience a more persistent and severe type of pain, a less favorable outcome, consum…
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Laroche, Francoise
Perrot, Serge
Responsibility
editors, Francoise Laroche, Serge Perrot ; contributors: Joanne L. Jordan ... [and more]
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer Healthcare
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 142 pages)
ISBN
9781907673566 (electronic bk.)
9781907673559
Subjects (MeSH)
Low Back Pain - therapy
Pain Management
Radiculopathy - therapy
Sciatica - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache - Treatment
Backache - Diagnosis
Sciatica - Treatment
Sciatica - Diagnosis
Sciatica - diagnosis
Sciatica - therapy
Back Pain - diagnosis
Back Pain - therapy
Orthopedics
Pain medicine
Pharmacotherapy
Surgical Orthopedics
Abstract
Low back pain is described as a very common condition that tends to affect about 70% of the population at some point in time with varying degrees of symptom severity. Although definitions vary, sciatic pain is generally defined as back-related pain radiating to the leg (normally below the knee and into the foot and toes) and is one of the commonest variations of low back pain. Patients with sciatica typically experience a more persistent and severe type of pain, a less favorable outcome, consume more healthcare resources and have more prolonged disability and absence from work than those with low back pain alone. Managing Sciatica and Radiculopathies in Primary Care Practice provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the subject and key information for primary care practitioners about low back pain in patients, including definitions and causes, current management approaches, diagnostic and treatment algorithms, as well as clinical practice guidelines.
Contents
What is Sciatica and Radicular Pain? -- What are the Causes of Sciatica and Radicular Pain? -- How are Sciatica and Spinal Radicular Pain Classified? -- How Are the Radiculopathies Diagnosed? -- What Guidelines are Available for Sciatica and Radicular Pain? -- Physical and Psychological Treatments -- What are the Options for the Surgical Treatment of Radiculopathy? -- Pharmacological Treatment Options Available for Radicular Pain.
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Prevention of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients

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Matti Aapro, Karin Jordan, Petra Feyer. --London, UK: Springer Healthcare , c2013.
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Treatment tolerance is a challenge for most cancer patients, and it is therefore essential that healthcare professionals (HCPs) are quick to recognize adverse events and implement management strategies to address them. Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients provides comprehensive guidance on managing nausea and vomiting, which are common and often severe adverse events experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The book refers to the latest American Society o…
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Aapro, M. S
Other Authors
Jordan, Karin
Feyer, Petra
Responsibility
Matti Aapro, Karin Jordan, Petra Feyer
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Springer Healthcare
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 59 pages)
Series Title
Pocket books for cancer supportive care
ISBN
9781907673580 (electronic bk.)
9781908517876
Subjects (MeSH)
Antiemetics - therapeutic use
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Nausea - chemically induced
Nausea - prevention & control
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Vomiting - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Neoplasms - therapy - complications
Nausea - prevention and control
Vomiting - prevention and control
Cancer - Chemotherapy - Complications
Nausea - Prevention
Vomiting - Prevention
Oncology
Radiotherapy
Pharmacotherapy
Abstract
Treatment tolerance is a challenge for most cancer patients, and it is therefore essential that healthcare professionals (HCPs) are quick to recognize adverse events and implement management strategies to address them. Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients provides comprehensive guidance on managing nausea and vomiting, which are common and often severe adverse events experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The book refers to the latest American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) guidelines and will be a useful resource for oncologists, oncology fellows, general physicians, and other HCPs wishing to learn more about the effective management of chemotherapy-and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.
Contents
Introduction -- Pathophysiology and classification of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting -- Risk factors associated with nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy -- Risk factors associated with nausea and vomiting after radiotherapy -- Antiemetic drugs -- Antiemetic prophylaxis of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting -- Antiemetic prophylaxis of radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting -- Summary of the approach to treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting -- Conclusions and future directions.
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Psychopharmacology and pregnancy : treatment efficacy, risks, and guidelines

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Megan Galbally, Martien Snellen, Andrew Lewis, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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This book examines the role of psychopharmacological treatment in a range of disorders that may be encountered during pregnancy, including major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The natural history of each condition pre- and post-partum is analyzed, and the evidence for the efficacy of drug treatments, evaluated. Special attention is paid to the potential dangers of different treatment options for both mot…
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Galbally, Megan
Snellen, Martien
Lewis, Andrew J
Responsibility
Megan Galbally, Martien Snellen, Andrew Lewis, editors
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
ISBN
9783642545627 (electronic bk.)
9783642545610
Subjects (MeSH)
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Mental Disorders - drug therapy
Pregnancy Complications - chemically induced
Pregnant Women - psychology
Psychotropic Drugs - pharmacology
Subjects (LCSH)
Psychopharmacology
Obstetrical pharmacology
Pharmacotherapy
Clinical Psychology
Abstract
This book examines the role of psychopharmacological treatment in a range of disorders that may be encountered during pregnancy, including major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The natural history of each condition pre- and post-partum is analyzed, and the evidence for the efficacy of drug treatments, evaluated. Special attention is paid to the potential dangers of different treatment options for both mother and fetus, covering risks of malformation, pregnancy and obstetric risks, neonatal risks, and possible long-term consequences. The risks of not treating a particular condition are also analyzed. On the basis of the available evidence, management guidelines are provided that additionally take into account non-pharmacological options. Closing chapters consider the value of complementary and alternative medicine and ECT and explore future research directions.
Contents
Introduction: Pharmacological Treatments of Mental Disorders in Pregnancy -- The Process of Obtaining Informed Consent When Prescribing Psychopharmacology in Pregnancy -- Critical Evaluation of the Literature: Understanding the Complexities of Observational Research -- Maternal and Fetal Factors That Influence Prenatal Exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants -- Pharmacological Management of Major Depression in Pregnancy -- Anxiety and Sleep Disorders, Psychopharmacology, and Pregnancy -- Bipolar Disorder, Psychopharmacology, and Pregnancy -- Schizophrenia, Psychopharmacology, and Pregnancy -- Postpartum Psychosis -- Borderline Personality Disorder and the Eating Disorders in the Perinatal Period -- Management of Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: Maternal and Neonatal Aspects -- Complements and Alternatives to Psychopharmacology During Pregnancy -- Electroconvulsive Therapy in Pregnancy.
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Psychopharmacology in oncology and palliative care : a practical manual

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Luigi Grassi, Michelle Riba, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significant clinical challenges encountered in the psychopharmacological management of various psychiatric conditions are discussed, covering aspects such as side-effects and drug-drug interactions. Attention is also paid to the emerging theme of adjuvant use…
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Corporate Author
World Psychiatric Association
International Psycho-Oncology Society
Other Authors
Grassi, Luigi
Riba, Michelle B.
Responsibility
Luigi Grassi, Michelle Riba, editors
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 418 pages)
ISBN
9783642401343 (electronic bk.)
9783642401336
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Oncology
Mental Disorders - drug therapy
Palliative Care
Psychopharmacology
Psychotropic Drugs - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Psychopharmacology - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Oncology - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Palliative treatment - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Psychopharmacology
Oncology
Pharmacotherapy
Abstract
This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significant clinical challenges encountered in the psychopharmacological management of various psychiatric conditions are discussed, covering aspects such as side-effects and drug-drug interactions. Attention is also paid to the emerging theme of adjuvant use of psychotropic drugs for the treatment of symptoms or syndromes not primarily related to psychiatric disorders (e.g. pain, hot flashes). In addition, practical suggestions are provided for dealing with special populations, including children, the elderly, and people affected by severe mental illness. The book is designed to be easy to read and to reference: information is clearly displayed in concise tables and boxes, accompanied by further detail within the text and clinical vignettes.
Contents
Part I. General Aspects in Psychopharmacological Treatment -- Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care: General Issues -- General Principles of Psychopharmacological Treatment in Psycho-Oncology -- Diagnostic Issues -- Psychological Assessment in Psychopharmacology -- Interpersonal Relationship Issues in Psychopharmacology -- Integration of Psychopharmacotherapy with Psychotherapy and Other Psychosocial Treatment -- Psychopharmacology and Complementary and Nonconventional Treatments in Oncology -- Part II. Psychotropic Drug Use in Clinical Oncology and Palliative Care Settings -- Treatment of Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders -- Pharmacotherapy of Depression in Cancer Patients -- Treatment of Somatoform Disorders and Other Somatic Symptom Conditions (Pain, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, and Pruritus) -- Bipolar Disorder in the Cancer Patient -- Treatment of Delirium and Confusional States in Oncology and Palliative Care Settings -- Pharmacological Treatment of Psychotic Disorders -- Treatment of Sleep Disorders -- Substance Abuse in Oncology -- Treatment of Sexual Disorders Following Cancer Treatments -- Part III. Special Issues -- Psychiatric Emergencies -- Psychopharmacology in Palliative Care and Oncology: Childhood and Adolescence -- Special Issues in Psychopharmacology: The Elderly -- Sedation for Psychological Distress at the End of Life -- Research Issues in Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care Settings -- Ethics of Psychopharmacological and Biological Treatments in Psycho-oncology.
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