Connective Tissue Disease : A Comprehensive Guide. Volume 1

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Dario Roccatello, Lorenzo Emmi, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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In this volume devoted to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sj√∂gren syndrome, leading specialists from different disciplines present the latest research findings on many aspects of the diseases and describe the most recent trends in treatment, such as the "treat to target" approach. Both basic science and clinical medicine are addressed, with emphasis on the most promising clinical and laboratory-based studies. The coverage is comprehensive in scope, encompassing, for example, epidemiology…
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Roccatello, Dario
Emmi, Lorenzo
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Dario Roccatello, Lorenzo Emmi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 406 p. : 31 illus., 20 illus. in color)
Series Title
Rare diseases of the immune system
ISBN
9783319245355
9783319245331 (print ed.)
ISSN
2282-6505
Subjects (MeSH)
Connective Tissue Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Sjogren's Syndrome
Abstract
In this volume devoted to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren syndrome, leading specialists from different disciplines present the latest research findings on many aspects of the diseases and describe the most recent trends in treatment, such as the "treat to target" approach. Both basic science and clinical medicine are addressed, with emphasis on the most promising clinical and laboratory-based studies. The coverage is comprehensive in scope, encompassing, for example, epidemiology, pathogenesis, autoantibodies and biomarkers, disease manifestations, involvement of different organs or systems, relationships with other disorders, biological therapy of SLE, and systemic treatment of Sjögren syndrome. Readers will find this first volume of Connective Tissue Disease to be an excellent source of information on the current understanding of, and clinical approach to, SLE and Sjögren syndrome that clearly conveys the progress made in recent years.
Contents
[publisher suppplied] Part 1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- Introduction - SLE in 21st Century -- Epidemiologic aspects of SLE -- Immunopathogenesis of SLE -- Clinical aspects in SLE -- Autoantibodies and biomarkers: diagnostic aspects -- Joint involvement in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- Cutaneous manifestations of SLE -- Kidney Involvement in SLE -- NPSLE -- Cardiovascular issues in SLE -- SLE and Pregnancy -- Vitamin D endocrine system and SLE -- The impact of aPL detection on pregnancy -- SLE and APS -- Disease activity indices and prognosis of SLE -- Conventional therapy for SLE -- Biological Therapy in SLE -- Part 2. Sjögren Syndrome -- Classification criteria for Sjögren syndrome -- Pathogenesis of Sjögren syndrome -- Autoantibodies in Sjögren syndrome and laboratory markers -- Parotid and Submandibular involvement in Sjögren syndrome -- Extraglandular involvement in Sjögren syndrome -- Dry eye in Sjögren syndrome: diagnostic tools and therapy -- Neurologic involvement in Sjögren syndrome -- Lymphoproliferative disorder in Sjögren syndrome -- Pathogenetic aspects of Sjogren Syndrome: Relationships with Cryoglobulinemia and Lymphoproliferation -- Systemic treatment of Sjögren syndrome.
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Long-term oxygen therapy : new insights and perspectives

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

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Dario Carlo Alpini, Antonio Cesarani, Guido Brugnoni. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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This book describes in detail rehabilitation protocols specific for those disorders that most frequently induce vertigo and dizziness. In particular, it highlights exercise protocols that will enable the best result to be obtained within the shortest time and with the most enduring therapeutic effect. Drawing on their personal experience, the authors describe physical exercises that will prove effective in delivering vestibular rehabilitation all over the world, regardless of the rehabilitation…
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Alpini, Dario
Other Authors
Cesarani, A
Brugnoni, Guido
Responsibility
Dario Carlo Alpini, Antonio Cesarani, Guido Brugnoni
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
ISBN
9783319054827 (electronic bk.)
9783319054810
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Protocols
Vertigo - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Vertigo - Patients - Rehabilitation
Equilibrium (Physiology)
Abstract
This book describes in detail rehabilitation protocols specific for those disorders that most frequently induce vertigo and dizziness. In particular, it highlights exercise protocols that will enable the best result to be obtained within the shortest time and with the most enduring therapeutic effect. Drawing on their personal experience, the authors describe physical exercises that will prove effective in delivering vestibular rehabilitation all over the world, regardless of the rehabilitation tools available. The protocol standardization and the reduction in instrumental rehabilitation mean that even though some individual tailoring is required, it will be possible to plan cost-effective rehabilitation within both the institutional and the private practice setting. The presented protocols cover vertigo in a wide range of conditions, including acute and chronic vestibular loss, vestibular ataxia, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, Ménière's disease, dizziness in the elderly, whiplash-associated balance disorders, phobic postural vertigo, and autonomic vertigo. Helpful information is provided on clinical approach to vertigo and dizziness and on vestibular rehabilitation from Cawthorne-Cooksey onward. The quantification of rehabilitation outcome and the role of life-style counseling are also discussed. By documenting effective functional and therapeutic approaches and presenting guidelines for each balance disorder, Vertigo Rehabilitation Protocols will be an invaluable resource for neurologists, ENT physicians, orthopedists, and rehabilitation specialists.
Contents
Part I. Human Balance and Rehab -- 1. From Bipedalism to the Vestibulo-vertebral Unit -- 2. Functional Organization of Human Balance Control as Basis for Rehabilitation Planning: The MCS Model -- 3. The Treatment Diagnosis -- 4. Vestibular Rehab: From Cawthorne-Cooksey to Vertigo School -- Part II. Training and Home Training Vestibular Rehab Protocols -- 5. Sudden Unilateral Vestibular Loss -- 6. Uncompensated Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction -- 7. Vestibular Ataxia (Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunctionpathy) -- 8. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo -- 9. Cervicogenic Vertigo and Dizziness -- 10. Ménière's Disease -- 11. Dizziness and Unsteadiness in the Elderly -- 12. Whiplash-Associated Balance Disorders -- 13. Phobic Postural Vertigo -- 14. Autonomic Vertigo -- 15. The Quantification of Rehabilitation Outcome.
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Whiplash injuries : diagnosis and treatment

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Dario C. Alpini, Guido Brugnoni, Antonio Cesarani, editors. (Second edition) --Milan: Springer , c2014.
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The new edition of this book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of whiplash-associated disorders, focusing in particular on a functional approach to clinical and instrumental diagnosis and rehabilitative treatment. It fully reflects the changes in our understanding of whiplash injuries since the first edition, and in particular the increased awareness that whiplash is a whole-body trauma in which forces act progressively from the lumbar region to the brain, through the cervical s…
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Alpini, Dario C
Brugnoni, Guido
Cesarani, A
Responsibility
Dario C. Alpini, Guido Brugnoni, Antonio Cesarani, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 404 pages)
ISBN
9788847054868 (electronic bk.)
9788847054851
Subjects (MeSH)
Whiplash Injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Whiplash injuries
Abstract
The new edition of this book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of whiplash-associated disorders, focusing in particular on a functional approach to clinical and instrumental diagnosis and rehabilitative treatment. It fully reflects the changes in our understanding of whiplash injuries since the first edition, and in particular the increased awareness that whiplash is a whole-body trauma in which forces act progressively from the lumbar region to the brain, through the cervical spine. Detailed attention is paid to the functional connections between the sense organs of the inner ear, the sympathetic system, and the spine with a view to optimizing diagnosis and treatment. It is explained how various treatment options can be employed to best effect in patients with different symptoms, following, but updating, the well-known Quebec Task Force guidelines. Underestimated aspects such as positional vertigo, somatic tinnitus, temporomandibular disorders, and back pain are also considered. This book will be an invaluable tool in everyday clinical practice for all who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injury.
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1. Whiplash: An Interdisciplinary Challenge -- Part I. General Aspects -- 2. Epidemiology of Whiplash-Associated Disorders -- 3. Functional Anatomy -- 4. Kinematics and Dynamics of the Vehicle/Seat/Occupant System Regarding Whiplash Injuries -- 5. Whiplash Lesions: Orthopedic Considerations -- 6. Neurology of Whiplash -- 7. Radiological Evaluation -- Part II. Pathophysiology -- 8. The Vestibulo-vertebral Functional Unit -- 9. Pathophysiology of Whiplash-Associated Disorders: Theories and Controversies -- 10. The Contribution of Posturology in Whiplash Injuries -- 11. Whiplash-Associated Autonomic Effects -- 12. Whiplash-Associated Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) -- 13. Whiplash and Sport -- 14. Whiplash Associated Somatic Tinnitus (WAST) -- Part III. Evaluation -- 15. Anamnesis and Clinical Evaluation of Whiplash-Associated Equilibrium Disturbances (WAED) -- 16. Whiplash Effects on Postural Control -- 17. Static Posturography and Whiplash -- 18. Dynamic Posturography -- 19. The Cervico-Cephalic Interaction -- 20. Neurotology in Whiplash Injuries: Vestibulo-ocular Reflexes and Visuo-vestibular Interaction -- 21. Vestibular Evoked Potentials in Relapsing Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo -- 22. Whiplash Effects on Brain: Voluntary Eye Movements -- 23. Whiplash Effects on Brain: Optokinetic Nystagmus and Visuo-Vestibular Interaction -- 24. Abducting Interocular Ophthalmoplegia After Whiplash Injuries -- Part IV. Treatment -- 25. Pharmacological Treatment of Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) -- 26. Physiotherapy of Neck, Back and Pelvis -- 27. Manual Medicine in Whiplash- Associated Disorders (WAD) -- 28. Rehabilitation Strategy According to the Quebec Classification -- 29. Whiplash-Associated Equilibrium Disturbances (WAED) Rehabilitation: Vestibular Re-education and Vestibular Rehabilitation -- 30. Vestibular Electrical Stimulation -- 31. The Neurophysiological Basis of Vestibular Electrical Stimulation -- 32. Ski Trainer Oscillating Platform: Proprioceptive Reeducation -- 33. Visual Feedback Postural Control Re-education -- 34. Neurorehabilitation of Ataxia -- 35. Rehabilitation in Polytrauma -- 36. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Cervical Disorders and Chronic Pain -- 37. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Equilibrium Disorders -- Part V. Conclusive Remarks -- 38. Management and Treatment of WAD Patients: Conclusive Remarks.
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