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Aging and Lung Disease : A Clinical Guide

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Margaret Pisani, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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People age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In the 2010 census 16% of the population, 50 million people, were age 65 and older. That number is projected to increase to 66 million by the year 2050. Life expectancy has also increased, with recent CDC reports indicating life expectancy at 77.9 years. Age-adjusted death rates have decreased significantly with the largest changes occurring in older patients. Despite these trends, the 10 leading causes of death inc…
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Pisani, Margaret
Responsibility
Margaret Pisani, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 314 p. : 28 ill., 20 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781607617273
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Geriatrics
Abstract
People age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In the 2010 census 16% of the population, 50 million people, were age 65 and older. That number is projected to increase to 66 million by the year 2050. Life expectancy has also increased, with recent CDC reports indicating life expectancy at 77.9 years. Age-adjusted death rates have decreased significantly with the largest changes occurring in older patients. Despite these trends, the 10 leading causes of death include several pulmonary etiologies including lung cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia. Aging and Lung Disease: A Clinical Guide is devoted to understanding the impact of respiratory diseases in older patients. It includes reviews of physiology of the aging lung, allergy and immunology of the aging, as well as sleep changes over the life cycle. There are also comprehensive reviews on specific disease topics including chronic obstructive lung disease, lung cancer, atypical mycobacteria, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep disorders in older patients. Two chapters focus on unique issues in older patients; HIV and lung transplant. Included also are important chapters on assessing functional and cognitive status and end-of-life issues in older patients with lung disease. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter focuses on special considerations when caring for older patients. Of particular interest to pulmonologists, internists, and gerontologists, other readers, such as pulmonary and geriatric nurse practitioners, as well as clinical researchers interested in both pulmonary and aging issues, will find Aging and Lung Disease: A Clinical Guide to be a vital resource for improving their care of older patients with lung disorders.
Contents
Physiologic changes -- Physiologic changes in the aging lung -- Allergy and immunology of the aging lung -- Physiologic changes in sleep with aging -- Lung diseases in older patients: epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older patients -- Lung cancer in older patients -- Pulmonary hypertension in older patients -- Pulmonary embolism in older patients -- Obstructive sleep apnea in older patients -- Sleep disorders in older patients -- Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in older patients -- Interstitial lung disease in older patients -- Lung disease in older patients with HIV -- Special considerations in lung transplantation in older patients -- Assessment of functional and cognitive status in older patients with lung disease -- Addressing end-of-life issues in older patients with lung disease.
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Alcohol use disorders and the lung : a clinical and pathophysiological approach

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edited by David M. Guidot, Ashish J. Mehta. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2014.
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Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians who care for individuals affected by alcohol use disorders in diverse settings. Although alcohol abuse alone does not cause acute lung injury, it renders the lung susceptible to dysfunction in response to the inflammatory stresses of sepsis, trauma, and other clinical conditions recognized to cause acute lung injury. In parallel, these same pathophysiological effects of alcoho…
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Guidot, David M
Mehta, Ashish J
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edited by David M. Guidot, Ashish J. Mehta
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 252 p.)
Series Vol.
14
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461488330 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking - adverse effects
Alcohol-Related Disorders - complications
Lung Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol - Physiological effect
Alcoholism - Complications
Lungs - Diseases
Abstract
Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians who care for individuals affected by alcohol use disorders in diverse settings. Although alcohol abuse alone does not cause acute lung injury, it renders the lung susceptible to dysfunction in response to the inflammatory stresses of sepsis, trauma, and other clinical conditions recognized to cause acute lung injury. In parallel, these same pathophysiological effects of alcohol abuse significantly increase the risk of a wide range of serious lung infections. Many clinicians involved in the primary treatment of alcohol use disorders, such as addiction psychiatrists, will find this text of interest as it will expand their understanding of the health consequences of alcohol use disorders. In parallel, clinicians who specialize in pulmonary and/or critical care medicine will have a unique resource that provides a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of alcohol-related lung disorders and insights into evolving therapeutic options in these vulnerable individuals. Alcohol Use Disorders and the Lung: A Clinical and Pathophysiological Approach fills a gap in the literature and presents the evolving clinical research that may soon lead to novel therapies that can improve lung health in individuals with alcohol use disorders and co-existing conditions such as HIV infection.
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A Brief History of Alcohol Use and Abuse in Human History -- Overview of the Evolving Recognition of the Health Effects of Excessive Alcohol Use Over the Past Two Centuries Including the Classic Citations -- Current Definitions of Alcohol Use Disorders and the Use of Validated Questionnaires in Clinical Practice and Research -- The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse and Pneumonia -- The Epidemiology of Alcohol and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- Alcohol, the Upper Airway, and Mucociliary Dysfunction in the Conducting Airways -- Alcohol and the Alveolar Macrophage -- Alcohol and the Alveolar Epithelium -- Alcohol-Mediated Oxidative Stress in the Airway: The Unique Role of Thiol Depletion -- Alcohol and the Adaptive Immune Response in the Airway: Dendritic Cell and Lymphocyte Impairments -- Alcohol Impairment of Granulocyte Function During Lung Infection -- Disruption in the Dynamic Balance Between Transforming Growth Factor- and Granulocyte/Macrophage Colony-stimulating Factor Signaling within the Alveolar Space of the Alcoholic Lung: Impact on Epithelial and Macrophage Function -- Alcohol-mediated Zinc Deficiency within the Alveolar Space: A Potential Fundamental Mechanism Underlying Oxidative Stress and Cellular Dysfunction in the Alcoholic Lung -- The Impact of Alcohol Abuse on Multiple Organ Dysfunction in the Surgical Patient -- Alcohol and HIV: Experimental and Clinical Evidence of Combined Impact on the Lung -- Maternal Alcohol Use and the Neonate.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences

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Linda Nici, Richard ZuWallack, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. By 2020, COPD is expected to be the fifth leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. COPD is associated with significant co-morbid illnesses including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, osteoporosis, depression and thoracic malignancies. In addition, COPD patients often have systemic manifestations of their disease, including peripheral muscle dysfunction, …
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Nici, Linda
ZuWallack, Richard
Responsibility
Linda Nici, Richard ZuWallack, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 288 p. : 35 ill., 21 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781607616733
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - complications
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - therapy
Comorbidity
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Abstract
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. By 2020, COPD is expected to be the fifth leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. COPD is associated with significant co-morbid illnesses including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, osteoporosis, depression and thoracic malignancies. In addition, COPD patients often have systemic manifestations of their disease, including peripheral muscle dysfunction, decreased activity levels and nutritional abnormalities, all of which contribute to poor functional status, decreased quality of life and increased health care utilization. Lack of recognition and understanding of the complex interactions of these common co-morbid conditions and systemic effects often contributes to sub-optimal care for patients with COPD. Comprehensive in covering the range of co-morbidities that often accompany COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Co-Morbidities and Systemic Consequences provides a concise, evidence-based review of the problem and its systemic manifestations. All physicians interested in this growing disorder--from subspecialists to primary care providers--will find in this timely and informative title the practical, state-of-the art approaches needed to provide targeted, integrated care for patients with COPD.
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A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases

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Yuh-Chin T. Huang, Andrew J. Ghio, Lisa A. Maier, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases delivers a concise compendium to the diagnosis and management of occupational and environmental lung diseases, incorporating evidence-based guidelines where available. Each chapter provides an updated review and a practical approach to different occupational and environmental lung diseases. With rapidly changing technology, new conditions and exposures will undoubtedly emerge. Clinicians need to remain vigilant about assessing the…
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Huang, Yuh-Chin T
Ghio, Andrew J
Maier, Lisa A
Responsibility
Yuh-Chin T. Huang, Andrew J. Ghio, Lisa A. Maier, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 323 p. : 49 ill., 13 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781627031493
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Illness
Lung Diseases
Occupational Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Environmental medicine
Abstract
A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases delivers a concise compendium to the diagnosis and management of occupational and environmental lung diseases, incorporating evidence-based guidelines where available. Each chapter provides an updated review and a practical approach to different occupational and environmental lung diseases. With rapidly changing technology, new conditions and exposures will undoubtedly emerge. Clinicians need to remain vigilant about assessing the potential link between lung diseases and environmental exposures, and this book provides a practical guide to recognize, diagnose, and prevent occupational and environmental lung diseases. Written for practicing clinicians including internists, pulmonologists, and primary care providers, as well as industrial hygienists and environmental regulators, A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases is a timely and important new volume and an invaluable contribution to the literature.
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Historical Perspective of Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease -- The Occupational and Environmental History -- Use of Laboratory Tests in Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases -- Radiography and CT of Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases -- Environmental and Occupational Causes of Asthma -- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis -- Air Pollution and Lung Diseases -- Unanswered questions regarding asbestos exposure: Concerns for the Next Generation -- Pneumoconiosis in the 21st century -- Inhalation Injury -- Hard Metal Lung Disease -- Beryllium Disease -- Occupational Lung Cancer -- COPD in non-smokers -- Emerging Issues in Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases -- Disability Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases -- Global Impact of Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases.
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Clinically Oriented Pulmonary Imaging

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Jeffrey P. Kanne, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Clinically Oriented Pulmonary Imaging delivers a clinically-oriented approach to imaging the lungs. Each chapter provides an organized approach to the different facets of imaging of specific clinical scenarios, focusing on strengths and weaknesses of available imaging tests. High quality examples of typical imaging findings of specific conditions supplement the text. Target readers include practicing internists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and primary care practitioners. Other readers in…
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Kanne, Jeffrey P
Responsibility
Jeffrey P. Kanne, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 303 p. : 331 ill., 316 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781617795428
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Techniques, Respiratory System
Lung Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Clinically Oriented Pulmonary Imaging delivers a clinically-oriented approach to imaging the lungs. Each chapter provides an organized approach to the different facets of imaging of specific clinical scenarios, focusing on strengths and weaknesses of available imaging tests. High quality examples of typical imaging findings of specific conditions supplement the text. Target readers include practicing internists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and primary care practitioners. Other readers include respiratory care therapists and medical students. Chapters are written by experts in the field of thoracic radiology and focus on specific clinical problems such as pulmonary thromboembolic disease, hemoptysis, or lung cancer, and they discuss the utility of imaging in addition to illustrating the imaging findings commonly encountered. With a focused approach to specific clinical problems, Clinically Oriented Pulmonary Imaging is an essential new text that both novice and experienced readers will find to beáuseful.
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Normal thoracic anatomy and common variants -- Management of solitary pulmonary nodules -- Lung cancer -- Pulmonary infections in the normal host -- Pulmonary infections in the immunocompromised host -- Pleural disease -- Pulmonary thromboembolic disease -- Non-thrombotic vascular disease of the chest -- Imaging of pulmonary hypertension -- Obstructive pulmonary diseases -- Imaging of airway disease -- Idiopathic insterstitial pneumonias -- Occupational lung disease -- Hemoptysis -- Non-AIDS immunologic diseases -- Critically ill patient -- Image guided thoracic interventions.
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COPD : A Guide to Diagnosis and Clinical Management

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edited by Nicola A. Hanania, Amir Sharafkhaneh. --New York: Humana Press , c2011.
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Hanania, Nicola A
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Sharafkhaneh, Amir
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edited by Nicola A. Hanania, Amir Sharafkhaneh
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2011
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781597453578
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - diagnosis
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
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Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension

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James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz, editors. --New York, NY: Springer New York : Imprint: Humana Press , c2015.
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This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to tr…
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Klinger, James R
Frantz, Robert P
Responsibility
James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer New York : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 474 p. : 92 illus., 47 illus. in color)
Series
Respiratory Medicine
Series Vol.
12
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781493926367
9781493926350 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension, Pulmonary - diagnosis
Hypertension, Pulmonary - therapy
Disease Management
Abstract
This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to treat PAH and the cell signaling pathways that they target as well as adjunct and investigative therapies; and highlights special situations that are particularly challenging in the management of PAH. Written by experts in their respective fields, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension is a valuable resource for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in internal medicine and critical care.
Contents
The Pulmonary Circulation -- Epidemiology and Disease Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension -- Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension -- Pulmonary Hypertension In Chronic Heart And Lung Disease -- Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension -- Schistosomiasis- Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Approach to the Patient with Elevated Pulmonary Arterial Pressure -- Echocardiography -- Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Right Heart Catheterization -- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Pulmonary Hypertension -- Adjunct Therapy and Calcium Channel Blockers -- Prostacyclin Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Endothelin Receptor Antagonists -- Modulation Of cGMP Synthesis And Metabolism -- Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Investigative Therapies in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- Pulmonary Hypertension In Critically Ill Patients -- Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension.
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Diagnostic tests in pediatric pulmonology : applications and Interpretation

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Stephanie D. Davis, Ernst Eber, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2015.
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Over the past 20 years, diagnostic tests for pediatric pulmonologists have revolutionized care of children afflicted with respiratory disorders. These tests have been used to not only help in diagnosis, but also in the management and treatment of these children. Bronchoscopic, imaging and physiologic advances have improved clinical care of these children and have been used as outcome measures in research trials. Diagnostic Tests in Pediatric Pulmonology: Applications and Interpretation describe…
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Davis, Stephanie D.
Eber, Ernst
Koumbourlis, Anastassios C.
Responsibility
Stephanie D. Davis, Ernst Eber, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 321 pages)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781493918010 (electronic bk.)
9781493918003
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Techniques, Respiratory System
Subjects (LCSH)
Pediatric respiratory diseases
Lungs - Diseases - Diagnosis
Children - Diseases - Diagnosis
Abstract
Over the past 20 years, diagnostic tests for pediatric pulmonologists have revolutionized care of children afflicted with respiratory disorders. These tests have been used to not only help in diagnosis, but also in the management and treatment of these children. Bronchoscopic, imaging and physiologic advances have improved clinical care of these children and have been used as outcome measures in research trials. Diagnostic Tests in Pediatric Pulmonology: Applications and Interpretation describes the various diagnostic modalities (especially the newer ones) that are available for the evaluation of pediatric respiratory disorders. It also provides an understanding of the advantages and limitations of each test so that the clinician may choose the most appropriate ones. An internationally renowned group of authors describe how best to interpret the key findings in a variety of tests as well as the possible pitfalls in incorrect interpretation. This volume focuses on the main diagnostic modalities used in the evaluation of pediatric patients with respiratory disorders and presents up-to-date information on the advantages and limitations of each test for a variety of conditions encountered in the practice of pediatric pulmonology. Clinical utility of these tests is also highlighted.
Contents
The Evaluation of the Upper And Lower Airways in Infants and Children: Principles and Pearls from 4 Decades in the Trenches -- Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Tests and Applications -- Understanding Interventional Bronchoscopy -- Nasal Nitric Oxide and Ciliary Video Microscopy: Tests Used for Diagnosing Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia -- Functional Evaluation of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator -- Allergic and Immunologic Testing in Children with Respiratory Disease -- Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests in Clinical Practice -- Infant and Preschool Pulmonary Function Tests -- Newer Pulmonary Function Tests -- Selection and Appropriate Use of Spirometric Reference Equations for the Pediatric Population -- Polysomnography for the Pediatric Pulmonologist -- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Techniques to Evaluate Exercise Tolerance -- Imaging for the Pediatric Pulmonologist -- Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide: Indications and Interpretation.
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Essentials of Sleep Medicine : An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology

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M. Safwan Badr, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Sleep disorders represent a major portion of the chief complaints seen by pulmonologists and other physicians. Sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome for example, are common disorders with significant adverse health consequences. Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, impaired quality of life and increased motor vehicle accidents. In addition, sleep apnea often co-exists with other chronic conditions including obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and tobacco use disorder. Pat…
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Badr, M. Safwan
Responsibility
M. Safwan Badr, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 416 p. : 29 ill., 14 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781607617358
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Medicine - methods
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Sleep Disorders
Sleep - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Abstract
Sleep disorders represent a major portion of the chief complaints seen by pulmonologists and other physicians. Sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome for example, are common disorders with significant adverse health consequences. Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, impaired quality of life and increased motor vehicle accidents. In addition, sleep apnea often co-exists with other chronic conditions including obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and tobacco use disorder. Patients with sleep-related conditions often present with non-specific complaints that require a broad and detailed knowledge of the wide range of sleep disorders. In Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology, a concise, evidence-based review of sleep medicine for the pulmonologist is presented. Providing a focused, scientific basis for the effects of sleep on human physiology, especially cardiac and respiratory physiology, chapters also outline a differential diagnosis for common sleep complaints and an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management. This includes a review of the current standards of practice and of emerging technology and unresolved issues awaiting further research. Each chapter includes a summary of current research and outlines future research directions and issues. In all, Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology provides a clear diagnostic and management program for all the different sleep disorders, with a major focus on respiratory disorders of sleep, and includes key points and summaries. Developed by an international group of renowned authors, Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology is an invaluable resource for pulmonologists, respiratory care practitioners, polysomnographic technologists, graduate students, clinical researchers, and other health professionals seeking an in-depth review of sleep medicine.
Contents
Normal sleep -- Pharmacology of sleep -- Obstructive sleep apnea: diagnosis with polysomnography and portable monitors -- Approach to hypersomnia -- Obstructive sleep apnea: epidemiology of sleep apnea -- Obstructive sleep apnea: clinical features and adverse consequences -- Assessments of driving risk in sleep apnea -- Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CNAP) treatment -- Obstructive sleep apnea: oral appliances -- Obstructive sleep apnea: surgery -- Sleep and lung disease -- Central sleep apnea -- Insomnia: etiology, clinical manifestations, and morbidity -- Management of insomnia -- Circadian disorders -- Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia -- Parasomnias -- Movement disorders -- Perioperative care of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome -- Sleep and critical illness.
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Functional respiratory disorders : when respiratory symptoms do not respond to pulmonary treatment

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Anbar, Ran D. --New York, NY: Humana Press , 2012.
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WF 140 A537f 2012
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Call Number
WF 140 A537f 2012
Author
Anbar, Ran D
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
360 p.
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781617798566
Subjects (MeSH)
Respiration Disorders
Respiration Disorders - therapy
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Book
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Functional Respiratory Disorders : When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment

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Ran D. Anbar, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Many patients with pulmonary complaints fail to improve despite physicians' best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence with therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment will help clinicians recognize functional …
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Anbar, Ran D
Responsibility
Ran D. Anbar, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 360 p. : 26 ill.)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781617798573
Subjects (MeSH)
Respiration Disorders - therapy
Complementary Therapies
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Abstract
Many patients with pulmonary complaints fail to improve despite physicians' best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence with therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment will help clinicians recognize functional respiratory symptoms that can arise as a result of both organic and psychological causes. The second section of this book provides detailed discussions of such disorders, links to video examples of laryngoscopic evaluation of patients with vocal cord issues, case studies and quizzes. Examples and exercises that should strengthen the clinician's confidence in identifying and treating these functional conditions are also provided. Finally, the third section of the book will help the clinician differentiate the patients for whom referral to a mental health provider is mandatory from those for whom other approaches may be useful. For the latter group, the book teaches clinicians to empower themselves by learning how to incorporate various therapies for functional disorders into their practice, including biofeedback, breathing techniques, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and hypnosis. Links are provided to instructive video examples of biofeedback, hypnosis, and speech therapy. Practical strategies for obtaining training in these modalities are provided in the appendix. Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment is an important new book that will help clinicians consider the possible impact of functional contributions to the clinical presentation of every patient with respiratory symptoms and identified respiratory disease.
Contents
What is a Functional Respiratory Disorder? -- Functional Aspects of an Organic Respiratory Disorder: Cystic Fibrosis -- Chest Pain -- Dyspnea -- The Habit Cough Syndrome and its Variations -- Vocal Cord Dysfunction -- Functional Sleep Disorders -- When Should a Patient be referred to a Mental Health Provider? -- Basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Applications for Functional Respiratory Disorders and other Medically Unexplained Symptoms -- Biofeedback Therapy for Asthma -- Breathing Techniques for Asthma and other Respiratory Disease -- Hypnosis for the Treatment of Functional Respiratory Disorders -- Speech Therapy for the Treatment of Functional Respiratory Disorders -- Pharmacologic Therapy in Patients with Functional Respiratory Disorders -- The Healing Energy of Breath in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Other Eastern Traditions -- Mindfulness Meditation for the Treatment of Functional Respiratory Disorders.
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Gastroesophageal reflux and the lung

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Keith C. Meyer, Ganesh Raghu, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2013.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning normal deglutition and foregut digestive processes and examines how abnormalities of swallowing or excessive/abnormal GER can lead to respiratory tract dysfunction and lung disease. In-depth Chapters deliver a concise review of the prevalence of GER in patients with lung disease and synthesize the current evidence regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a sum…
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Meyer, Keith C
Raghu, Ganesh
Responsibility
Keith C. Meyer, Ganesh Raghu, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 275 p. : 32 ill., 22 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461455028
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroesophageal Reflux - complications
Gastroesophageal Reflux - therapy
Lung Diseases - etiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning normal deglutition and foregut digestive processes and examines how abnormalities of swallowing or excessive/abnormal GER can lead to respiratory tract dysfunction and lung disease. In-depth Chapters deliver a concise review of the prevalence of GER in patients with lung disease and synthesize the current evidence regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a summary. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter provides a summary of ongoing research in the field and identifies the need for future research. Written by an international group of authors who are experts in their respective fields, Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung is a valuable resource for practicing clinicians, internists, pulmonologists and primary care personnel.
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Global climate change and public health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of …
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Pinkerton, Kent Ed
Rom, William N
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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 406 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 7
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
9781461484165
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Global Health
Public Health
Respiration Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Environmental health
Climatic changes
Climate Change
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Environmental Health
Climate Change Impacts
Public Health
Abstract
Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.
Contents
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Publics Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program.
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Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep

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Linda Chlan, Marshall I. Hertz, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice. This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of saf…
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Chlan, Linda
Hertz, Marshall I
Responsibility
Linda Chlan, Marshall I. Hertz, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 327 p. : 62 ill., 4 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781617795794
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary Therapies - methods
Integrative Medicine - methods
Lung Diseases - therapy
Sleep Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alternative medicine
Pneumology
Abstract
Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice. This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of safety and efficacy. Whole Medical Systems, with a specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine, are also addressed. Individual chapters are devoted to specific health conditions or illnesses, addressing the current state of the science in the four organizing CAM domains, including available information regarding benefits, risks, or safety considerations. Unique aspects of this volume are the chapters related to evaluation of the evidence base for integrative therapies; new animal model research with herbal preparations focused on the serious problem of sepsis in the ICU; guidance for counseling patients with chronic lung illnesses who may be desperate for a cure; and palliative and end-of-life care for patients with chronic lung conditions. Clinicians in various health care settings will find Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep beneficial in their practice, particularly as the use of integrative therapies becomes more widespread.
Contents
Overview of integrative therapies and healing practices -- Evaluation of integrative therapies for research and practice -- Integrative therapies in chronic pulmonary conditions -- Integrative therapies for people with asthma -- Integrative therapies for people with asthma -- Integrative therapies for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Integrative therapies for people with interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Integrative therapies for people with cystic fibrosis -- Integrative therapies for people with lung cancer -- Integrative therapies for lung transplantation recipients -- Integrative therapies in critical care and sleep disorders -- Integrative therapies in the management of critically ill patients -- Integrative therapies to promote sleep in the intensive care unit -- Future application of integrative therapies for sepsis : bench and experimental animal models -- Integrative therapies to manage acute and chronic sleep disorders -- Integrative therapies to promote lung health -- Integrative therapies for tobacco cessation -- Integrative therapies to support palliative and end-of-life care in lung disease -- Whole medical systems in lung health and sleep : focus on traditional Chinese medicine -- Counseling patients with chronic lung disease : interdisciplinary strategies for reducing distress.
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Interventional bronchoscopy : a clinical guide

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Atul Mehta, Prasoon Jain, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2013.
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The field of interventional bronchoscopy is rapidly expanding and has emerged as a new and exciting subspecialty in pulmonary medicine. To date, the impact of interventional bronchoscopy procedures has been felt in diagnosis, staging, and management of lung cancer, the most lethal cancer worldwide. Interventional Bronchoscopy: A Clinical Guide provides a state-of-the art description of interventional bronchoscopy procedures, addressing the scientific basis, indications, techniques, results, com…
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Mehta, Atul
Jain, Prasoon
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Atul Mehta, Prasoon Jain, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 262 p. : 91 ill., 51 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
10
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781627033954
Subjects (MeSH)
Bronchoscopy
Foreign bodies - diagnosis
Foreign bodies - therapy
Respiratory Tract Diseases - diagnosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Medicine
Radiology, Medical
Critical care medicine
Pneumology
Oncology
Surgery
Abstract
The field of interventional bronchoscopy is rapidly expanding and has emerged as a new and exciting subspecialty in pulmonary medicine. To date, the impact of interventional bronchoscopy procedures has been felt in diagnosis, staging, and management of lung cancer, the most lethal cancer worldwide. Interventional Bronchoscopy: A Clinical Guide provides a state-of-the art description of interventional bronchoscopy procedures, addressing the scientific basis, indications, techniques, results, complications, and cost issues. Chapters address the current status, the advantages of new techniques and, most importantly, when to choose new techniques over the existing techniques. Each chapter will discuss the future of these procedures. Interventional Bronchoscopy: A Clinical Guide is an essential resource for a successful interventional pulmonology service and will be useful for the bronchoscopist, anesthesiologist, radiologist, thoracic surgeon and oncologist as well as practicing pulmonologists who do not perform these procedures but have to make decisions regarding appropriate referral of their patients to advanced airway centers.
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Part I Introduction -- Part II Diagnostic Interventional Bronchoscopy -- Part III Therapeutic Interventional Bronchoscopy -- Index.
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Mitochondrial function in lung health and disease

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Viswanathan Natarajan, Narasimham L. Parinandi, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Mitochondria, often referred to as the 'powerhouses' of the cell, generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by oxidative phosphorylation or OXPHOS, and maintain cellular homeostasis. In addition to generating ATP, mitochondria are involved in regulation of cell cycle, proliferation, free radical production, innate immune responses and apoptosis. Mitochondrial Function in Lung Health and Disease fills the current gap in the literature and outlines the growing clinical relevance of mitochondrial dysf…
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Natarajan, Viswanathan
Parinandi, Narasimham L.
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Viswanathan Natarajan, Narasimham L. Parinandi, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 222 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 15
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781493908295 (electronic bk.)
9781493908288
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases - metabolism
Mitochondrial Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Mitochondrial pathology
Lungs - Diseases - Molecular aspects
Lung Diseases - physiopathology
Abstract
Mitochondria, often referred to as the 'powerhouses' of the cell, generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by oxidative phosphorylation or OXPHOS, and maintain cellular homeostasis. In addition to generating ATP, mitochondria are involved in regulation of cell cycle, proliferation, free radical production, innate immune responses and apoptosis. Mitochondrial Function in Lung Health and Disease fills the current gap in the literature and outlines the growing clinical relevance of mitochondrial dysfunction. Currently, there is no overview on the role of mitochondria in pulmonary diseases and this volume focuses on the mitochondrial metabolism, redox signaling, and mechanisms of mitochondrial pathways in lung injury, inflammation, repair and remodeling. Furthermore, in addition to their well-recognized role in cellular energy production and apoptosis, mitochondria appear to play a role in many respiratory diseases and lung cancer. Chapters are written by top notch researchers and clinicians and outline the evidence for mitochondrial biogenesis in inhalational lung injury, COPD and asthma.
Contents
Role of Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Respiratory Diseases -- Regulation of Mitochondrial Functions by Transcription Factor NRF2 -- Mitochondrion: A Missing Link in Asthma Pathogenesis -- ROS Signaling in Cardiovascular Dysfunction Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- Mitochondrial Excitation-Energy Coupling in Airway Smooth Muscle -- Mitochondrial Lipid Peroxidation in Lung Damage and Disease -- The Impact of DNA Damage on Epithelial Cell Maintenance of the Lung -- Mitochondrial Function in Lung Health and Disease -- Age-Specific Difference in Pulmonary Cellular Injury and Mitochondrial Damage.
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Molecular Basis of Pulmonary Disease : Insights from Rare Lung Disorders

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edited by Francis X. McCormack, Ralph J. Panos, Bruce C. Trapnell. --New York: Humana Press , c2010.
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McCormack, Francis X
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Panos, Ralph J
Trapnell, Bruce C
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edited by Francis X. McCormack, Ralph J. Panos, Bruce C. Trapnell
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2010
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781597453844
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases - genetics
Molecular Biology
Rare Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Genetics
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Non-pulmonary complications of critical care : a clinical guide

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Jeremy B. Richards, Renee D. Stapleton, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Clinical research in critical care has exploded in the past several years and we now have a much better understanding of how to care for intensive care unit (ICU) patients in areas such as management of sepsis, fluid resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, antibiotic administration, and sedation and analgesia. However, despite improved clinical care, many critically ill patients continue to experience complications of critical illness - some complications are iatrogenic and preventable, while ot…
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Richards, Jeremy B.
Stapleton, Renee D.
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Jeremy B. Richards, Renee D. Stapleton, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781493908738 (electronic bk.)
9781493908721
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness - therapy
Pathologic Processes - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine - Complications
Catastrophic illness - Complications
Abstract
Clinical research in critical care has exploded in the past several years and we now have a much better understanding of how to care for intensive care unit (ICU) patients in areas such as management of sepsis, fluid resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, antibiotic administration, and sedation and analgesia. However, despite improved clinical care, many critically ill patients continue to experience complications of critical illness - some complications are iatrogenic and preventable, while others are simply a component of the natural history of critical illness. These complications lead to increased mortality, morbidity, cost, and long-term chronic conditions. Non-Pulmonary Complications of Critical Care: A Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for trainees and clinicians who aim to better understand and improve the quality of critical care medicine. Armed with information about potential non-pulmonary complications of ICU care and strategies to minimize or prevent those complications, the critical care clinician will be able to help ICU patients potentially avoid much of the morbidity associated with critical illness. This book is organized by organ system such that it can be easily used as a bedside reference. Complications caused by pharmaceuticals are dispersed throughout every chapter and the concluding chapters provide a special emphasis on meticulous supportive care of the critically ill patient to allow the best chance for recovery.
Contents
Cardiovascular Complications -- Renal Complications -- Neurologic Complications -- Hematologic Complications -- Gastrointestinal Complications -- Non-pulmonary Infectious Complications -- Nutritional and Endocrinologic Complications -- Procedural Complications -- Preventing Complications: Consistent Meticulous Supportive Care in the ICU.
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Obesity and lung disease : a guide to management

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Anne E. Dixon, Emmanuelle M. Clerisme-Beaty, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2013.
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As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect respons…
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Dixon, Anne E
Clerisme-Beaty, Emmanuelle M
Responsibility
Anne E. Dixon, Emmanuelle M. Clerisme-Beaty, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 248 p. : 29 ill.)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781627030533
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases - etiology
Lung Diseases - therapy
Obesity - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Endocrinology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
As a result of the rapidly growing rate of obesity worldwide, clinicians are struggling to provide the best strategies for treating obese patients with concomitant pulmonary conditions. Obesity does not simply change the epidemiology of pulmonary disease; obesity has a profound impact on the pathophysiology of common pulmonary diseases. Obesity affects the severity of asthma, response to treatment, and is likely a major modifier of the phenotype of asthma. Obesity also appears to affect response to pathogens, and as such has a major influence on response to pneumonia, and has a significant impact on outcomes pertaining to acute lung injury in the intensive care unit. Obesity and Lung Disease: A Guide to Management is the first text in the field to cover the full range of issues related to managing obese patients with pulmonary problems. All the relevant conditions, in the context of obesity, are covered, including airway inflammation, sleep apnea, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation, as well as others. Written by an international group of experts, this important new volume is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and scientists concerned with the challenging problems surrounding obesity and lung diseases.
Contents
Effects of Obesity on Lung -- Effects of Obesity on Airway -- The Effects of Obesity on Immune Function and Pulmonary Host -- Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obesity -- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome -- Effect of Obesity on the Development and Clinical Presentation of Asthma -- Treatment of the Obese Patient with Asthma -- Obesity and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary -- Obesity, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Pulmonary -- Obesity and Acute Lung Injury -- Mechanical Ventilation of Patients with Severe Obesity -- Obesity and Lung Health in – Index.
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The organization of critical care : an evidence-based approach to improving quality

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Damon C. Scales, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, editor. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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The origin of modern intensive care units (ICUs) has frequently been attributed to the widespread provision of mechanical ventilation within dedicated hospital areas during the 1952 Copenhagen polio epidemic. However, modern ICUs have developed to treat or monitor patients who have any severe, life-threatening disease or injury. These patients receive specialized care and vital organ assistance such as mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular support, or hemodialysis. ICU patients now typically o…
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Scales, Damon C
Rubenfeld, Gordon D
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Damon C. Scales, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 284 pages)
Series Vol.
18
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781493908110 (electronic bk.)
9781493908103
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - organization & administration
Evidence-Based Medicine
Quality Improvement
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Abstract
The origin of modern intensive care units (ICUs) has frequently been attributed to the widespread provision of mechanical ventilation within dedicated hospital areas during the 1952 Copenhagen polio epidemic. However, modern ICUs have developed to treat or monitor patients who have any severe, life-threatening disease or injury. These patients receive specialized care and vital organ assistance such as mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular support, or hemodialysis. ICU patients now typically occupy approximately 10% of inpatient acute care beds, yet the structure and organization of these ICUs can be quite different across hospitals. In The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality, leaders provide a concise, evidence-based review of ICU organizational factors that have been associated with improved patient (or other) outcomes. The topics covered are grouped according to four broad domains: (1) the organization, structure, and staffing of an ICU; (2) organizational approaches to improving quality of care in an ICU; (3) integrating ICU care with other healthcare provided within the hospital and across the broader healthcare system; and (4) international perspectives on critical care delivery. Each chapter summarizes a different aspect of ICU organization and targets individual clinicians and healthcare decision makers. A long overdue contribution to the field, The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality is an indispensable guide for all clinicians and health administrators concerned with achieving state-of-the-art outcomes for intensive care.
Contents
Part I. Organizing Intensive Care -- Organizational Change in Critical Care: The Next Magic Bullet? -- Origins of the Critically Ill: The Impetus for Critical Care Medicine -- Intensivist and Alternative Models of ICU Staffing -- Health Professionals in Critical Care -- Computers in Intensive Care -- Integrating Subspecialty Expertise in the Intensive Care Unit -- Part II. Improving Intensive Care -- Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit -- Facilitating Interactions Between Healthcare Providers in the ICU -- Teamwork and Leadership in the Critical Care Unit -- Caring for ICU Providers -- Part III. Integrating Intensive Care -- Rationing Without Contemplation: Why Attention to Patient Flow Is Important and How to Make It Better -- Rapid Response Systems -- The Chronically Critically Ill -- Regionalization of Critical Care -- Part IV. Critical Care: Global and Future Perspectives -- International Perspectives on Critical Care -- Critical Care in Low-Resource Settings -- Disaster Planning for the Intensive Care Unit: A Critical Framework.
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