Long-term Oxygen Therapy
New Insights and Perspectives
a cura di R. W. Dal Negro, R. Hodder
editore: Springer Verlag
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.
Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
Based on best practices prescribed in "The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice", "Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition" provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, assessment, and aspects of the cardiopulmonary systems, with a focus on their interaction. The disablement model is used in describing the eight cardiopulmonary practice patterns. Expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting. Incorporating Guide language, her practical approach progresses logically from basic sciences through intervention, and emphasizes lifespan considerations.
Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Pulmonary Medicine
Carolyn H. Welsh, Michael E. Hanley
editore: McGraw-Hill Medical
The most convenient source of answers on all pulmonary conditions Practical, current information for day-to-day diagnosis and treatment of all conditions affecting breathing The choice of pulmonologists, residents, students, emergency clinicians, and general and family medicine practitioners alike Authoritative, easy-to-find, practical help with evaluation, treatment, and management of all common pulmonary diseases and conditions Easy-to-use and comprehensive, CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Pulmonary Medicine offers quick access to workup tools for definitive diagnosis and treatment for all common pulmonary diseases and disorders. This conveniently organized guide is the best quick reference for physicians who treat pulmonary problems. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Pulmonary Medicine features: Forty-two chapters of practical help with pulmonary medicine Easy-access organization by procedure, anatomical structure, and disease Concise yet complete coverage of evaluation, history-taking, and examination Diagnosis and treatment help with all commonly encountered pulmonary diseases, including asthma; viral, bacterial, and mycobacterial infections; interstitial, vascular, and ventilatory control disorders; cystic fibrosis; neoplasms; diseases of the mediastinum; and pulmonary hypertension "Essentials of Diagnosis" for every disease Easy-access information on diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests Abundant diagnostic and treatment algorithms Detailed advice on acute and chronic respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation In-depth coverage of occupational and environmental lung diseases, including practical diagnostic and treatment plans Expert advice on common conditions such as sleep apnea and non-pulmonary diseases that affect breathing 250 helpful photos and illustrations Concise, current, and comprehensive review of pulmonary practice Helpful references to important new sources
Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases
Brian J. O'Connor, Clive P. Pagee altri
editore: Cambridge University Press
Respiratory diseases affect millions of people each year and represent a major health burden around the world. This timely reference surveys and evaluates the drug treatments available for the main categories of lung diseases including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and respiratory infections. The recent re-emergence of tuberculosis and the increase in asthma in certain populations underlines the importance of finding effective new treatments for these diseases. This publication, a comprehensive reference, is one of the first to survey current and novel drug treatments for this group of diseases. It is certain to establish itself as an essential source of reference for respiratory physicians, clinicians and clinical pharmacologists.
Principles and Practice
Alexander B. Adams, Allan B. Saposnicke altri
editore: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
"Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice" is the new standard in respiratory care textbooks! It is a comprehensive text that reflects current practice, both technically and professionally, giving students the strong background they need to succeed in the field of respiratory care. This book is not just another respiratory care textbook. It is a textbook with a fresh approach and state-of-the-art content that meets the professional needs of the respiratory care student in the 21st century. Section I provides strong coverage of the professional role of the respiratory therapist including issues related to ethics, communication, decision-making and patient education.Section II provides the most comprehensive review of the applied basic sciences as they relate to the practice of respiratory care. Section III covers all aspects of patient assessment and Section IV discusses therapeutics and covers all of the basic techniques and procedures. Finally Section V on disease management pulls all of the other sections together.
Pulmonary/Respiratory Therapy Secrets
John E. Heffner, Polly E. Parsons
editore: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
The new edition of this popular pulmonary/respiratory therapy text in question-and-answer format is completely updated and expanded. The new edition contains expanded coverage of endoscopy.