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Achieving Respiratory Health Equality : A United States Perspective

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Juan Carlos Celedón, editor. --Cham: Humana Press , 2017.
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This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitu…
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Celedón, Juan Carlos
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American Thoracic Society
Responsibility
Juan Carlos Celedón, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : 22 illus., 19 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783319434476
9783319434452 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status Disparities
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitude of this problem, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Executive Committee created a Health Equality and Diversity Committee, with an initial mandate of defining respiratory health disparities and respiratory health equality in the United States. This book will follow the format of a workshop on respiratory health equality held before the 2015 ATS International Meeting and led by editor Juan Carlos Celedón. Written by the workshop presenters and other distinguished guests, this book will focus closely on major risk factors for disparities in respiratory health, and potential approaches to eliminate such disparities. Achieving Respiratory Health Equality in the United States is a timely resource for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners in respiratory medicine.
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. Race and Ethnicity -- 3. The Influence of Social and Economic Conditions on Respiratory Health -- 4. Air Pollution and Climate Change -- 5. Migrant Health -- 6. Acculturation -- 7. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community and Respiratory Health -- 8. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia -- 9. Cystic Fibrosis -- 10. Obstructive Airway Diseases -- 11. Sickle Cell Disease -- 12. Graduate Medical Education -- 13. Personalized Medicine -- 14. Health Policy: Toward Achieving Respiratory Health Equality -- 15. A Roadmap for Achieving Respiratory Health Equality.
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Adaptive Sports Medicine : A Clinical Guide

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Arthur Jason De Luigi, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the…
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De Luigi, Arthur Jason
Responsibility
Arthur Jason De Luigi, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 402 p.) : 157 illus., 127 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319565682
9783319565668 (print ed.)
9783319565675 (print ed.)
9783319859446 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Athletic Injuries
Risk Factors
Sports Medicine - methods
Sports for Persons with Disabilities
Specialty
Sports Medicine
Abstract
This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the biomechanics and technology of wheelchair sports and adaptive sports prostheses. The medical considerations of the adaptive athlete comprise part two, including injury epidemiology, emergent care, and surgical and rehabilitative considerations. Part three, by far the most extensive section, discusses specific wheelchair and adaptive sports, including adaptive running, cycling, water sports and throwing sports, wheelchair basketball, softball and rugby, as well as adaptive combative and extreme sports. Selected topics, including event planning, advocacy and controversies such as doping, are covered in part four. A comprehensive yet practical text, Adaptive Sports Medicine is a go-to resource and will be an invaluable reference for any sports medicine or primary medicine practitioner working with this unique population.
Contents
Part I. Adaptive Sports Medicine: History, Technology and Biomechanics -- 1. History of Adaptive and Disabled Rights within Society, Thus Creating the Fertile Soil to Grow, Adaptive Sports -- 2. Wheelchair Sports Technology and Biomechanics -- 3. Technology and Biomechanics of Adaptive Sports Prostheses -- Part II. Medical Considerations in Adaptive Sports Medicine -- 4. Review of Injury Epidemiology in Paralympic Sports -- 5. Medical Considerations in Adaptive Sports -- 6. Emergent Care of the Adaptive Athlete -- 7. Surgical Considerations in the Adaptive Athlete -- 8. Rehabilitation of the Adaptive Athlete -- Part III. Adaptive Sports -- 9. Adaptive Running -- 10. Adaptive Cycling -- 11. Adaptive Golf: History, Rules and Equipment Modifications, and Sport-Specific Injuries -- 12 Wheelchair Basketball -- 13. Wheelchair Rugby -- 14. Power (Wheelchair) Soccer -- 15. Wheelchair Softball -- 16. Wheelchair Dance Sport -- 17. Wheelchair Fencing -- 18. Wheelchair Curling -- 19. Wheelchair Tennis and Para-table Tennis -- 20. Adaptive Volleyball -- 21. Adaptive Water Sports -- 22. Ice Sled Hockey (Sledge Hockey Outside the United States) -- 23. Adaptive Alpine Skiing and Para-snowboarding -- 24. Adaptive Throwing Sports: Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, and Boccia -- 25. Shooting Sports (Archery, Air Rifle, Trapshooting) -- 26. Weight Lifting in Adaptive Sport -- 27. Adaptive Combative Sports (Judo, Boxing, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts) -- 28. Adaptive Extreme Sports -- Part IV. Selected Topics in Adaptive Sports Medicine -- 29. Adaptive Sports Event Planning -- 30. Policy and Advocacy Initiatives to Promote the Benefits of Sports Participation for Individuals with Disability -- 31. Controversies in Adaptive Sports.
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Advances in Geroscience

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Felipe Sierra, Ronald Kohanski, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of a new scientific discipline termed Geroscience. Geroscience examines the molecular and cellular mechanisms that might explain why aging is the main risk factor for most chronic diseases affecting the elderly population. Over the past few decades, researchers have made impressive progress in understanding the genetics, biology and physiology of aging. This book presents vital research that can help readers to better understand how aging is a…
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Sierra, Felipe
Kohanski, Ronald
Responsibility
Felipe Sierra, Ronald Kohanski, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 622 p. : 39 illus.)
ISBN
9783319232461
9783319232454 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Chronic Disease
Geriatrics
Risk Factors
Abstract
This book provides the first comprehensive overview of a new scientific discipline termed Geroscience. Geroscience examines the molecular and cellular mechanisms that might explain why aging is the main risk factor for most chronic diseases affecting the elderly population. Over the past few decades, researchers have made impressive progress in understanding the genetics, biology and physiology of aging. This book presents vital research that can help readers to better understand how aging is a critical malleable risk factor in most chronic diseases, which, in turn, could lead to interventions that can help increase a healthy lifespan, or "healthspan". The book begins with an analysis of the Geroscience hypothesis, as well as the epidemiological underpinnings that define aging as a candidate main risk factor for most chronic diseases. Next, each chapter focuses on one particular disease, or group of diseases, with an emphasis on how basic molecular and cellular biology might explain why aging is a major risk factor for it. Coverage in the book includes: cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementias, stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes asthma, emphysema, kidney disease, vision impairment, and AIDS/HIV. It finishes with a chapter on pain in the elderly and an overview of future steps needed to bring the newly acquired knowledge into the clinic and the public at large.
Contents
The Geroscience Hypothesis: Is It Possible to Change the Rate of Aging? / Steven N. Austad -- Etiological Role of Aging in Chronic Diseases: From Epidemiological Evidence to the New Geroscience / Linda P. Fried and Luigi Ferrucci -- The Impact of Aging on Cancer Progression and Treatment / Shenghui He and Norman E. Sharpless -- The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Aging / Changhan Lee and Valter Longo -- Cardiovascular Disease and Aging / Ying Ann Chiao, Edward Lakatta, Zoltan Ungvari, Dao-Fu Dai and Peter Rabinovitch -- The Impact of Aging on Ischemic Stroke / Farida Sohrabji -- Parkinson's Disease and Aging / Julie K. Andersen -- The Role of Aging in Alzheimer's Disease / Geoffrey A. Kerchner and Tony Wyss-Coray -- Aging and the Bone-Muscle Interface / Simon Melov and Clifford J. Rosen -- Osteoporosis and Mechanisms of Skeletal Aging / Julie Glowacki and Tamara Vokes -- Osteoarthritis in the Elderly / Richard F. Loeser and Martin Lotz -- Diabetes and Aging / Nicolas Musi and Andrzej Bartke -- Renal Aging and Transplantation / John P. Higgins and Stuart K. Kim -- Asthma and Aging / Nicola A. Hanania and Paula Busse -- Aging in COPD and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis / Cecilia Sanchez -- Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Impairment / Jayakrishna Ambati and Charles Wright -- HIV and Aging: Parallels and Synergistic Mechanisms Leading to Premature Disease and Functional Decline / Anna Hearps, Katherine Schafer, Kevin High and Alan Landay -- Pain in the Elderly / Roger B. Fillingim, Dennis C. Turk and Robert P. Yezierski -- The Way Forward / translation: James L. Kirkland.
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Advances in Transplant Dermatology : Clinical and Practical Implications

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Fiona Zwald, Marc D. Brown, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This book provides an informative update on scientific advances relating to transplant dermatology that may be applicable to clinical practice. Commentary is provided on the emerging role of viruses in transplant dermatology, the management of skin disease secondary to transplant medication, sunscreen use in transplant recipients, the role of revision of immunosuppression, and advances in photodynamic therapy. The latest staging and management criteria for high-risk squamous cell carcinoma and …
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Zwald, Fiona
Brown, Marc D
Responsibility
Fiona Zwald, Marc D. Brown, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 117 p. : 17 illus., 15 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319124452
9783319124445 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell - complications
Risk Factors
Skin Transplantation - adverse effects
Abstract
This book provides an informative update on scientific advances relating to transplant dermatology that may be applicable to clinical practice. Commentary is provided on the emerging role of viruses in transplant dermatology, the management of skin disease secondary to transplant medication, sunscreen use in transplant recipients, the role of revision of immunosuppression, and advances in photodynamic therapy. The latest staging and management criteria for high-risk squamous cell carcinoma and the implications for clinical practice are then analyzed. Finally, the management of other cutaneous malignancies is discussed, covering malignant melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and rarer tumors that also behave aggressively and require special consideration in solid organ transplant patients. Each particular advance is addressed in an individual chapter by leaders in the field. The book both expands current knowledge and complements previous textbooks on the subject.
Contents
1 Update on Benign and Inflammatory Skin Disease Secondary to Transplant Medication -- 2 Advances in Photoprotection -- 3 Update on Our Understanding of HPV as a Risk Factor for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Organ Transplant Recipients -- 4 Advances in Our Understanding of Immunosuppression as a Risk Factor for Cutaneous SCC: Evidence for Revision of Immunosuppressive Therapy -- 5 Advances in Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant and Premalignant Lesions in Transplant Dermatology -- 6 Update on Staging, Definition, and Chemoprevention of “High- Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma” in Organ Transplant Recipients -- 7 Advances in Management of “High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma” in Organ Transplant Recipients -- 8 Advances in Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in Organ Transplant Recipients: Role of Polyoma Virus and Immunosuppression -- 9 Update in Melanoma in Organ Transplant Patients.
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Aging and money : reducing risk of financial exploitation and protecting financial resources

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Ronan M. Factora, editor. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacki…
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Factora, Ronan M.
Responsibility
Ronan M. Factora, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages)
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781493913206 (electronic bk)
9781493913190
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Banking, Personal
Crime Victims
Mental Competency
Risk Factors
Social Welfare
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacking. These gaps are present within the medical community, law-enforcement, and the finance community areas where opportunities for recognition and intervention are common. Our elders often have no idea of what to do when they see their own risk or when they fall victim. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources helps clinicians to integrate identification of such indicators of abuse into their geriatric assessment as well as guide them in performing an assessment of an individual's financial decision-making capacity when appropriate. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources is an essential new text that provides the practicing clinician with information on identifying risk factors and clinical clues associated with financial exploitation and how to incorporate these steps into their practice.
Contents
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Review of the Epidemic—Its Victims, National Impact, and Legislative Solutions -- One Piece of the Puzzle-Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse -- Barriers to Recognition -- Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Risk Factors -- Screening Older Patients for Risk Factors Associated with Financial Exploitation -- Clinical Assessment of Financial Decision Making Capacity -- Next Steps: Documentation and Accessing Community Healthcare Resources -- Financial Exploitation: The Legal Perspective -- Financial and Legal Methods to Protect Individuals from Financial Exploitation -- Critical Documents Associated with Aging: An Organized Guide to Personal Files -- Who Can You Turn To: the Role of Adult Protective Services (APS) and Other Community Resources -- Being the Advocate-Disseminating Knowledge About Financial Exploitation to the Community -- Future Directions: Public Policy and Advocacy.
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Alzheimer's disease : life course perspectives on risk reduction

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Amy R. Borenstein and James Mortimer. --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier / Academic Press , c2016.
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Borenstein, Amy R
Other Authors
Mortimer, James
Responsibility
Amy R. Borenstein and James Mortimer
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
Elsevier / Academic Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource, 435 p.
ISBN
978012804538
Subjects (MeSH)
Alzheimer Disease - epidemiology
Disease Susceptibility
Risk Factors
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Anesthesia for the high-risk patient

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edited by Ian McConachie. (2nd ed.) --Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 2009.
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McConachie, Ian
Responsibility
edited by Ian McConachie
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
1 online resource (302 p.)
Series Title
Cambridge medicine
ISBN
9780511576652 (ebook)
9780521710183 (paperback)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - adverse effects - Handbooks
Perioperative Care - Handbooks
Risk Factors - Handbooks
Contents
Risk and risk assessment / N. Moreland and A. Adams -- Lessons from anaesthetic audits and epidemiological studies / R. Sharma, C. Dunkley, and I. McConachie -- Assessment of cardiovascular risk / N. Moreland and A. Adams -- Perioperative use of cardiac medications in the high-risk patient / C. Railton -- Pharmaco-physiological approaches to the high-risk surgical patient / M. Cutts -- Respiratory risk and complications / J. Granton -- Analgesia for the high-risk patient / C. Clarke and P. Morley-Forster -- Regional anaesthesia for the high-risk patient / S. Dhir -- Anemia, coagulopathy, and blood transfusion / I. McConachie -- The obese or malnourished patient / S. Balasubramanian and P.S. Hegde -- Smoking, alcohol, and recreational drug abuse / G. Evans and I. McConachie -- Identification of the deteriorating patient in the perioperative period / P. Dean, J. Cupitt, and I. McConachie -- Perioperative renal insufficiency and failure / R. Kishen -- The critically ill patient undergoing surgery / I. McConachie -- The elderly patient / S. Vaughan, I. McConachie, and N. Imasogie -- The patient with cardiac disease undergoing noncardiac surgery / C. Harle -- Vascular surgery / D. Sebastian and I. McConachie -- Gastrointestinal surgery / P. Jones and T. Turkstra.
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Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies

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Gabriel Guli¿, Odile Mekel, Bal©zs ©üd©m, Liliana Cori, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2014.
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Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector. With this understanding in mind, Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies introduces an international set of guidelines, Risk Assessment from Policies to Impact Dimension (RAPID). In kee…
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Guli¿, Gabriel
Mekel, Odile
©üd©m, Bal©zs
Cori, Liliana
Responsibility
Gabriel Guli¿, Odile Mekel, Bal©zs ©üd©m, Liliana Cori, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 269 p. : 9 illus.)
ISBN
9781461485971
9781461485964 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Public Health
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Abstract
Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector. With this understanding in mind, Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies introduces an international set of guidelines, Risk Assessment from Policies to Impact Dimension (RAPID). In keeping with widely recognized models of public health operations, this innovative methodology factors in social, environmental, and economic health determinants to predict adverse outcomes to populations arising from large-scale policy decisions. Case studies from across the European Union illustrate both the intricacies of risk quantification and other components of assessment and possible relationships between policy and health outcomes. And contributors suggest how international health standards may be implemented despite significant cultural and political differences among nations.
Contents
Public health, policy analysis, risk assessment and impact assessment -- Risk assessment, Impact assessment and evaluation -- Top-Down Policy Risk Assessment -- Bottom-up policy risk assessment -- Quantification of health risks -- Application of RAPID Guidance on an International Policy -- Use of policy risk assessment results in political decision making.
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The atlas of heart disease and stroke

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MacKay, Judith. --Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization , 2004.
Call Number
WG 210 M153a 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 210 M153a 2004
Author
MacKay, Judith
Other Authors
Mensah, George
Place of Publication
Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher
World Health Organization
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
112 p.
ISBN
924156768
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - epidemiology - Atlases
Stroke - epidemiology - atlases
Risk Factors
Global Health
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Risk, Inflammation and Disease

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Filipe Palavra, Fl©vio Reis, Daniela Marado, Armando Sena, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This book discusses recent advances in the area of cardiometabolic risk biomarkers of chronic inflammatory and cardiovascular disorders. Tackling the topic in a systematic manner, the book starts with an introduction to cardiometabolic risk and its clinical relevance, comparing emergent and classical biomarkers. It then goes on to discuss cardiometabolic risk biomarkers in a range of diseases, including diabetes, ischemic stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Ris…
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Palavra, Filipe
Reis, Fl©vio
Marado, Daniela
Sena, Armando
Responsibility
Filipe Palavra, Fl©vio Reis, Daniela Marado, Armando Sena, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 165 p. : 11 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319160184
9783319160177 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomarkers
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Inflammation
Risk Factors
Abstract
This book discusses recent advances in the area of cardiometabolic risk biomarkers of chronic inflammatory and cardiovascular disorders. Tackling the topic in a systematic manner, the book starts with an introduction to cardiometabolic risk and its clinical relevance, comparing emergent and classical biomarkers. It then goes on to discuss cardiometabolic risk biomarkers in a range of diseases, including diabetes, ischemic stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Risk, Inflammation and Disease is aimed at doctors specializing in internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology, nephrology or endocrinology and will also be of interest to GPs, trainee doctors, and clinical and basic researchers working on cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders.
Contents
Inflammation biomarkers and cardiometabolic risk -- Cardiovascular disease -- Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome -- Ischemic stroke -- Chronic kidney disease -- Immune-mediated inflammatory rheumatic diseases -- Cardiometabolic risk, inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders.
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Breast Cancer Risk Reduction and Early Detection

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edited by Edward R. Sauter, Mary B. Daly. --Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2010.
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Sauter, Edward R
Other Authors
Daly, Mary B
Responsibility
edited by Edward R. Sauter, Mary B. Daly
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9780387875835
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - diagnosis
Breast Neoplasms - prevention & control
Breast Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Risk Factors
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Gynecology
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e-Book
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Cancer Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease : A Guide to Risk Management and Techniques

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Joseph D. Feuerstein, Adam S. Cheifetz, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive overview of cancer risks in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as the screening modalities used to reduce these risks. Each chapter presents a major malignancy that patients with IBD are at risk from, stemming from the disease itself or from the medications used to treat the disease. Malignancies covered include colorectal cancer, skin cancer, lymphoma, and other cancers. Cancer risk and screening with current and emerging dru…
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Feuerstein, Joseph D.
Cheifetz, Adam S.
Responsibility
Joseph D. Feuerstein, Adam S. Cheifetz, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 174 p.) : 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030153014
9783030153007 (Print ed.)
9783030153021 (Print ed.)
9783030153038 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Colorectal Neoplasms - diagnosis
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - complications
Risk Factors
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive overview of cancer risks in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as the screening modalities used to reduce these risks. Each chapter presents a major malignancy that patients with IBD are at risk from, stemming from the disease itself or from the medications used to treat the disease. Malignancies covered include colorectal cancer, skin cancer, lymphoma, and other cancers. Cancer risk and screening with current and emerging drug therapies are also discussed. Written by experts in the field, Cancer Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Guide to Risk Management and Techniques is a valuable resource for gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and primary care physicians who treat and manage patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Contents
Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases -- Screening for Colon Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Skin Cancer Risk and Screening in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Female Specific Cancern Risks and Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Lymphoma Risk and Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Pouch Neoplasia following IPAA in Patients with Underlying Inflammatory Bowel Diseases -- Other Cancers: Small Bowel Cancers, Cholangiocarcinoma, Urinary Tract, and Anal Cancer Risk and Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Cancer Risks and Screening with Current and Emerging Drug Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases -- Preventing Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Chemopreventive and Surgical Approaches -- Cancer Risk and Screening in Pediatric Patients -- Colorectal Cancer Risk and Screening in Geriatric Patients -- Use of Biologic Drugs Following an Initial Diagnosis of Malignancy.
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Cancer : The Enemy from Within : A Comprehensive Textbook of Cancer’s Causes, Complexities and Consequences

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Carolyn Compton. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2007.
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This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers. Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing…
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Compton, Carolyn
Responsibility
Carolyn Compton
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2007.
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 330 p.) : 157 illus., 149 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030406516
9783030406509 (Print ed.)
9783030406523 (Print ed.)
9783030406530 (Print ed.)
ISSN
0008-543X
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Burden of Disease
Neoplasms - diagnosis
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Palliative Care
Risk Factors
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers. Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing quest to understand the wide variety of cancers that continue to impact the world. Subsequent chapters then address pathogenesis, incidence and mortality statistics, risk factors, causal factors, screening challenges and victories, treatment strategies, and disease prevention approaches. This wealth of clinical information is further supplemented with socioeconomic discussions on the financial, social, ethical, technological, regulatory, political, and logistical challenges that limit progress in cancer research. A soon to be gold-standard text that thoroughly and expertly describes cancer as a composite, adaptive system, Cancer: The Enemy from Within equips and empowers all undergraduate students and graduate students to better understand this continually perplexing disease. Clinicians across all disciplines may also find this work of great interest.
Contents
1. The Nature and Origins of Cancer -- 2. Cancer Initiation, Promotion and Progression and the Acquisition of Key Behavioral Traits -- 3. Understanding the Hallmark Characteristics of Cancer -- 4. A Short History of Cancer – How Did We Get Here? -- 5. Who Gets Cancer and Why? What Are the Consequences for Human Life and Longevity? How Can We Intervene? How Can We Track Progress? -- 6. Screening for Cancer: Find It Early; Treat It Early; Save Lives -- 7. Fundamentals of Cancer Diagnosis and Assessment -- 8. Local Therapy for Cancer -- 9. Systemic Therapy for Cancer -- 10. Palliative Care, Hospice, and End of Life -- 11. Development of New Cancer Therapies -- 12. Cancer and Society.
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Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Cardiometabolic Diseases : Prevention and Management in Clinical Practice

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Peter Kokkinos, Puneet Narayan, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book examines the links between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. It presents an overview of the role of PA and CRF in the prevention and management of risk factors associated with cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, obesity, and atherosclerosis. In addition, it explores how these risks vary with different populations such as t…
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Kokkinos, Peter
Narayan, Puneet
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Peter Kokkinos, Puneet Narayan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 443 p.) : 56 illus., 25 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030048167
9783030048150 (Print ed.)
9783030048174 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Cardiovascular System - physiology
Exercise - physiology
Metabolic Diseases - prevention & control
Physical Exertion - physiology
Physical Fitness - physiology
Respiratory System - physiology
Risk Factors
Stress, Physiological - physiology
Specialty
Cardiology
Physical Fitness
Abstract
This book examines the links between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. It presents an overview of the role of PA and CRF in the prevention and management of risk factors associated with cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, obesity, and atherosclerosis. In addition, it explores how these risks vary with different populations such as the elderly and people of various racial backgrounds. The book also highlights risks associated with exercise and presents a prescription for appropriate and efficacious exercise to minimize risk and maximize health benefits for the heart. Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease is an essential resource for physicians, exercise physiologists, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and researchers in cardiology, cardiorespiratory fitness, exercise science, health promotion and disease prevention, public health, and epidemiology.
Contents
1. Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Health: A Historical Perspective -- 2. Exercise, Gene Regulation, and Cardiometabolic Disease -- 3. Exercise and the Mitochondria -- 4. Effect of Exercise on Adult Stem Cells -- 5. Exercise Metabolism in Health and Disease -- 6. Exercise and the Endothelium -- 7. Exertion-Related Acute Cardiovascular Events: Pathophysiologic Considerations, Risk Modulators, and Prophylactic Interventions -- 8. Exercise and Blood Pressure Control in Hypertension -- 9. Role of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the Management of Resistant Hypertension -- 10. Physical Activity, Blood Pressure, and Cardiac Structure and Function -- 11. Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and the Diabetes Spectrum -- 12. Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity, and Metabolic Syndrome -- 13. Exercise Interventions in Patients with Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease -- 14. Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Obesity -- 15. The Obesity Paradox and Cardiorespiratory Fitness -- 16. Physical Activity, Exercise, and Lipids and Lipoproteins -- 17. Physical Activity, Fitness, and Coronary Heart Disease -- 18. Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Heart Failure -- 19. Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity, and Stroke -- 20. Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity, and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation -- 21. Chronic Kidney Disease and Physical Activity -- 22. Physical Activity, Fitness, and Sexual Dysfunction -- 23. Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the Context of Cardiac Rehabilitation -- 24. Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health Benefits in Children -- 25. Association Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Healthcare Costs.
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Childbirth-Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction : Risk Factors, Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment

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Diego Riva, Gianfranco Minini, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book offers an up-to-date overview of childbirth-related pelvic floor dysfunction covering prevention, diagnosis, and management. It encompasses all relevant conditions, with particular focus on genital prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence. Risk factors for pelvic floor damage related to childbirth are identified, and a 3D simulation of delivery is presented. The role of various diagnostic tools, including pelvic floor ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and an…
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Riva, Diego
Minini, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Diego Riva, Gianfranco Minini, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 197 p. : 68 illus., 48 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319181974
9783319181967 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery, Obstetric - adverse effects
Episiotomy - adverse effects
Pelvic Floor - injuries
Risk Factors
Abstract
This book offers an up-to-date overview of childbirth-related pelvic floor dysfunction covering prevention, diagnosis, and management. It encompasses all relevant conditions, with particular focus on genital prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence. Risk factors for pelvic floor damage related to childbirth are identified, and a 3D simulation of delivery is presented. The role of various diagnostic tools, including pelvic floor ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and anal sphincter electromyography, is clearly described. The importance of physiotherapy in preventing future alterations is explained, and the indications for surgery, which is reserved for more severe situations, are discussed. The book highlights the need for a multidisciplinary approach involving obstetricians, gynecologists, urologists, midwives, radiologists, physiotherapists, muscle laboratory engineers, and computer technicians.
Contents
Anatomy And Physiology Of The Pelvic Floor -- Perineal And Anal Sphincter Obstetric Injury -- A Computerized Model Of Pelvic Floor Muscles Physiology During Delivery -- Clinical Approach To The Evaluation Of Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions -- Echographic Diagnosis Of Pelvic Floor Injuries Childbirth Related -- Combined Three-Dimensional Transperineal Ultrasonography (3-D TPUS) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) After Vaginal Delivery -- Pelvic Floor EMG: Principles, Technique And Applications -- Sexual Function After Delivery -- The controversial role of episiotomy -- Perineal Care During Pregnancy, Delivery And Post-Partum -- Genital Prolapse And Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth -- Faecal Incontinence After Childbirth: Diagnostic And Clinical Aspects -- Principles And Methods Of Physiotherapy After Delivery -- Surgery For Urinary Incontinence And Prolapse Shortly After Childbirth -- A Practical Approach To Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions After Childbirth: Diagnostic And Therapeutic Flow-Charts -- Clinical Cases.
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Chronic postsurgical pain

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Gérard Mick, Virginie Guastella, editors. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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Mick, Gérard
Guastella, Virginie
Responsibility
Gérard Mick, Virginie Guastella, editors
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 179 pages)
ISBN
9783319043227 (electronic bk.)
9783319043210
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Pain
Pain, Postoperative - prevention & control
Perioperative Care
Risk Factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative pain
Surgery - Complications
Chronic pain
Contents
Part I. Chronic Postsurgical Pain: General Aspects -- 1. How to Study Chronic Postsurgical Pain: The Example of Neuropathic Pain -- 2. Epidemiology of Chronic Postsurgical Pain -- Part II. Risk Factors for Chronic Postsurgical Pain -- 3. Predisposing Factors for Chronic Postsurgical Pain -- 4. Mononeuropathies Caused by Surgery: From Anatomy to Prevention -- 5. Surgical Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Chronic Postsurgical Pain -- 6. Psychosocial Factors Involved in the Occurrence of Chronic Postsurgical Pain -- Part III. Perioperative Strategies for the Prevention of Postsurgical Pain -- 7. Perioperative Analgesia by Opioids: Rationale and Practical Basics -- 8. The Role of Coxibs in the Management of Postoperative Pain -- 9. Perioperative Strategy for Prevention of Chronic Postsurgical Pain: General Foundations -- 10. Antiepileptics and Perioperative Anti-hyperalgesia: A Survey -- Part IV. Clinical Aspects of Chronic Postsurgical Pain -- 11. Neuropathic Postsurgical Pain -- 12. Scar Neuromas -- 13. Chronic Post-mastectomy Pain: Clinical Aspects -- 14. Chronic Pain After Total Knee Replacement.
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Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Jonathan S. Steinberg, Andrew E. Epstein, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient’s life. To supplement these discussion…
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Steinberg, Jonathan S.
Epstein, Andrew E.
Responsibility
Jonathan S. Steinberg, Andrew E. Epstein, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 140 p.) : 43 illus., 32 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030228828
9783030228811 (Print ed.)
9783030228835 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Clinical Decision-Making
Defibrillators, Implantable
Pacemaker, Artificial
Risk Factors
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient’s life. To supplement these discussions, chapters review opposing positions on both sides of a controversy and present clinical material to illustrate the different perspectives. Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias is an essential resource not only for physicians, residents, and fellows in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology but also for associated professionals including nurses and technicians who work with CIEDs.
Contents
1. The Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy -- 2. Risk Stratification Beyond Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance -- 3. Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillators -- 4. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure in Patients Without Left Bundle Branch Block -- 5. Biventricular Pacing for Patients with Complete Heart Block -- 6. CRT Devices in Heart Failure: Does the Patient Need a Pacemaker or Defibrillator? -- 7. His Bundle Pacing Versus Biventricular Pacing for CRT -- 8. Replacement of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators When Ventricular Function Has Recovered -- 9. Use of Implantable Monitors for Arrhythmia Detection -- 10. Ethical Conundra in CIED Therapy: Ethical Implantation, Ethical End-of-Life Care.
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Clinical Manual of Total Cardiovascular Risk

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by Neil R. Poulter. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Poulter, Neil R
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by Neil R. Poulter
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781848002531
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Risk Factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
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Clinical Relevance of Genetic Factors in Pulmonary Diseases

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43400
Takeshi Kaneko, editor. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book describes the underlying genetic basis of common pulmonary diseases and discusses their pathogenesis and pathophysiology. These insights provide the basis for understanding different subtypes and phonotypes, and will promote better treatment strategies and individualized medicine. The book provides new and valuable information for the development of the areas of study, as well as practical guidelines for clinicians engaged in treating pulmonary diseases. This volume of the Respiratory…
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Kaneko, Takeshi
Responsibility
Takeshi Kaneko, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 344 p.) : 55 illus., 36 illus. in color
Series
Respiratory Disease Series: Diagnostic Tools and Disease Managements
Series Title
Respiratory disease series
ISBN
9789811081446
9789811081439 (print ed.)
9789811081453 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-5552
Subjects (MeSH)
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Lung Diseases - diagnosis
Lung Diseases - genetics
Lung Diseases - physiopathology
Precision Medicine
Risk Factors
Specialty
Genetics, Medical
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This book describes the underlying genetic basis of common pulmonary diseases and discusses their pathogenesis and pathophysiology. These insights provide the basis for understanding different subtypes and phonotypes, and will promote better treatment strategies and individualized medicine. The book provides new and valuable information for the development of the areas of study, as well as practical guidelines for clinicians engaged in treating pulmonary diseases. This volume of the Respiratory Disease Series : Diagnostic Tools and Disease Managements will broaden the understanding of beginning and experienced researchers and clinicians who treat pulmonary diseases. Moreover, residents and clinicians engaged in medical oncology will find it a valuable guide to support them in their day-to-day work.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Clinical development of genomic medicine in pulmonary diseases: Are genetic factors enough to determine the phenotype and inheritance of pulmonary diseases? -- 2. Statistical approaches and strategies for complex diseases - Overview - : What is the rationale for the genome-wide approach to understand complex diseases - its application and limitations -- Part II. Genetic Disorders in Pulmonary Disease -- 3. Bronchial asthma: Is asthma inherited? -- 4. COPD - Hereditary (A1-AT) and Non-hereditary: What are the roles of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of COPD? -- 5. Smoking behavior and cessation (nicotine addiction): Are genetic factors involved in smoking behavior? -- 6. Cystic fibrosis, Primary ciliary dyskinesia and Diffuse panbronchiolitis - Hereditary and Non-Hereditary: What are the roles of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of these diseases? -- 7. Pulmonary Fibrosis -Hereditary and Nonhereditary: What are the role of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis? -- 8. Other diffuse lung diseases - Diffuse cystic lung diseases (LAM, TSC, BHD), Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: What are the roles of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of these diseases? -- 9. Pulmonary vascular diseases. Pulmonary hypertension and HHT: What are the roles of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular diseases? -- 10. Mycobacterial infection—TB and NTM: What are the roles of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of mycobacterial infection? -- 11. Pulmonary malignancies (1). Lung cancer: What are the roles of genetic factors in lung cancer pathogenesis? -- 12. Pulmonary malignancies (2). Mesothelioma: What are the Roles of Genetic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Mesothelioma? -- 13. Genetic Factors in Sleep Disorders: What are the roles of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of sleep disorders? -- 14. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicities: What should we know about genetic factors that affect the pharmacotherapy of pulmonary diseases? -- Part III. Oncogenic Driver Mutation (Somatic Mutations) in Lung Cancer -- 15. EGFR: How important is EGFR mutation status in the management of lung cancer? -- 16. ALK, and others: How important are ALK, and other mutations in the management of lung cancer? -- Part IV. Current Topics -- 17. Application of high-throughput technologies in personal genomics: How is the progress in personal genome service? -- 18. Nucleic acid amplification-based diagnostics for pulmonary diseases : What is the current state and perspectives of nucleic acid amplification technologies used in diagnostics associated with pulmonary diseases?
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Clinical strategies in the management of diabetic retinopathy : a step-by-step guide for ophthalmologists

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Francesco Bandello, Marco Attilio Zarbin, Rosangela Lattanzio, Ilaria Zucchiatti, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its dramatic and sight-threatening complications, such as diabetic macular edema, remain a leading cause of visual impairment among the working-age population. With the advent of effective treatments, a new era in the management of DR has been opened up: it is now possible for patients to regain a degree of visual acuity not previously expected. However, amid the deluge of approved treatments and promising new strategies, clinicians may find it difficult to choose …
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Bandello, F.
Zarbin, Marco A.
Lattanzio, R.
Zucchiatti, Ilaria
Responsibility
Francesco Bandello, Marco Attilio Zarbin, Rosangela Lattanzio, Ilaria Zucchiatti, editors
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 178 pages)
ISBN
9783642545030 (electronic bk.)
9783642545023
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetic Retinopathy - diagnosis
Diabetic Retinopathy - therapy
Risk Factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetic retinopathy
Retina - Diseases
Abstract
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its dramatic and sight-threatening complications, such as diabetic macular edema, remain a leading cause of visual impairment among the working-age population. With the advent of effective treatments, a new era in the management of DR has been opened up: it is now possible for patients to regain a degree of visual acuity not previously expected. However, amid the deluge of approved treatments and promising new strategies, clinicians may find it difficult to choose the appropriate practice in each individual case. The purpose of this easy-to-use and richly illustrated manual is to assist ophthalmologists in making decisions in the entire management of DR based on the best available evidence. Practical and complete recommendations are provided to guide clinicians in diagnosis, decision-making, and treatment. The manual includes practical algorithms and case histories relating to all stages of DR that clearly explain the progression of the disease and will help the clinician to choose the best therapeutic approach. It will be an ideal resource for ophthalmologists aiming to provide optimal clinical management for this sight-threatening disease.
Contents
Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology of Diabetic Retinopathy -- Non-proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy -- Diabetic Macular Edema -- Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy -- Advanced Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.
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