ruppels manual of pulmonary function testing

carl mottram


use this authoritative guide as an on-the-job reference – and to prepare for the cpft and rpft credentialing examinations! ruppel's manual of pulmonary function testing, 11th edition provides comprehensive coverage of common pulmonary function tests, testing techniques, and the pathophysiology that may be evaluated by each test. it also includes information on equipment, computers, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions including asthma, copd, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. written by carl mottram, a well-known expert in pulmonary function procedures, this bestselling guide helps you get accurate test results every more

respiratory outcomes in preterm infants from infancy through adulthood

anna maria hibbs


this book presents pulmonary outcomes of prematurity, from their emergence in infancy through to their consequences in adulthood. with an increasing number of preterm births and more infants surviving, there is now a larger population of adults with lung disease originating in infancy requiring specialized care. looking at the whole group of preterm infants, not just those with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, this text covers a wide spectrum of pulmonary outcomes, including: pulmonary hypertension, wheezing, and alterations in sleep. the chapter authors focus on critically appraising what is and is not known about each outcome and suggest key questions that still need to be answered. respiratory outcomes in preterm infants: sequelae from infancy through adulthood is an ideal reference for the multidisciplinary group that cares for these preterm infants and the adults they become, including: neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatricians, adult pulmonologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and more

the washington manual pulmonary medicine subspecialty consult 2

adrian shifren


concise, portable, and user-friendly, the washington manual(r) pulmonology subspecialty consult, 2nd edition, provides quick access to the essential information needed to evaluate patients on a subspecialty consult service. this edition offers state-of-the-art content on the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of common acute and chronic lung diseases, including coverage of advancing technologies and therapeutics. ideal for fellows, residents, and medical students rotating on pulmonology subspecialty services, the manual is also useful as a first-line resource for internists and other primary care providers. key features:*thoroughly revised to include expanded diagnostic testing and therapies for pulmonary diseases.* a reorganized, templated format throughout ensures that you can find what you need quickly and easily.*comprehensive coverage of asthma, copd, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary infections, lung transplantation, sleep-disordered breathing, and other common pulmonary conditions provides practical clinical information to diagnose and treat a variety of patients.*
symptoms, signs, and problems encountered in daily practice are presented in a quick-reference bulleted format.*updated references are provided for readers who would like additional information on a particular topic.* written by fellows and junior faculty from the washington university school of medicine in st. louis to effectively address real-life clinical with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, which can be ed to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like: *complete content with enhanced navigation*powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future useshow more

wests pulmonary pathophysiology

john b. west


west's pulmonary pathophysiology: the essentials offers accessible explanations of disease processes that affect the respiratory system. this best-selling companion to west's respiratory physiology, tenth edition, has served generations of students. dr. john b. west, together with new co-author dr. andrew m. luks, presents the vital knowledge you need in a concise, straightforward manner that's easy to understand. *learn the very latest on copd, asthma, restrictive lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and much more.*see how pathophysiology applies to clinical practice with clinical vignettes in every chapter, followed by multiple-choice questions and answers to test your comprehension.*visualize concepts vividly with the aid of new radiographs, ct images, and color photomicrographs.*study with ease through abundant chapter outlines, key concepts boxes, bulleted review sections, and other helpful summaries.*prepare for exams with 75 multiple-choice review questions, accompanied by answers and explanations, inside the book as well as in an interactive question bank more

atlas of diffuse lung diseases 2017 a multidisciplinary approach

giorgia dalpiaz


this atlas is designed as an easy-to-use reference guide that identifies and illustrates the key patterns of diffuse lung diseases observed on high-resolution computed tomography (hrct) and then documents in more detail the characteristics and appearances of the individual diseases, grouped on the basis of their prevalent pattern. a further feature of the book is its interdisciplinary nature: contributions from experts in various specialties are tightly interwoven throughout and many pathologic correlations are included. less experienced readers will find that this atlas, with its wealth of figures and helpful color coding, steers them towards correct interpretation when confronted by the multiplicity and complexity of these diseases; those who are already experts, on the other hand, will benefit from the detailed coverage of individual diseases, which will deepen their understanding. at the end of the book, a graphically appealing and practice-oriented illustrated glossary with tips and tricks offers a further highly effective educational tool.
given the clinical spectrum of diseases covered, this atlas will prove invaluable for a wide range of healthcare workers, especially radiologists, pulmonologists, and more

respiratory endoscopy 2017

takehiro izumo


this book provides a detailed overview of the latest innovations in respiratory endoscopy, from both diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives; each chapter focuses on one disease and the techniques for early diagnosis as well as treatment. it comprehensively covers treatment and procedures, including simultaneous x-ray fluoroscopy and its use during bronchoscopic procedures. this fast-developing technology is essential for the medical management of non-malignant and malignant diseases of the chest, especially lung cancer. respiratory endoscopy describes the cooperation between all the members of the healthcare team, and as such is a valuable resource not only for medical staff, but also for radiological technicians and nursing staff who contribute significantly in the care of the patients undergoing these invasive procedures. by promoting teamwork and providing practical know-how, it will improve the success and safety of respiratory endoscopy more

bronchopulmonary dysplasia

vineet bhandari


this book provides a comprehensive framework for treatment and management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. in recent years great strides have been made toward understanding the pathogenesis and clinical aspects of bpd, which is the most common chronic lung disease affecting infants. this one-stop resource is written by leading scientists and clinicians in the field, and chapters discuss the most recent developments in the basic scientific, translational, and clinical characteristics of the disease. topics such as hyperoxia, pre- and post-natal inflammation, and genetics and biomarkers of bpd are included, as well as non-invasive ventilation techniques, nutrition, and radiology applications from pre-term birth to adulthood. the book closes with an in-depth look at emerging therapeutic options for prevention of bpd. bronchopulmonary dysplasia is an essential volume for all neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologists, and scientists interested in developmental disorders of the more

asthma targeted biological therapies

girolamo pelaia


this book focuses on the fundamentals of the use of biologics in asthma, describing the rationale, principles, mechanisms of action, and indications. it offers an excellent balance between basic science and the analysis of clinical trials, updating readers with new developments that are changing the global scenario for targeted biological anti-asthma therapies, especially with regard to more severe disease. a range of therapies are considered, from the humanized monoclonal anti-ige antibody omalizumab, widely approved as add-on treatment for inadequately controlled disease, through to emerging biologics for which evidence supportive of efficacy is accumulating, including anti-il-5, anti-il-4, and anti-il-13 therapies. one aspect to emerge is the variability in individual response, which suggests a need for characterization of different asthma subtypes to permit the effective implementation of phenotype-targeted treatments.
this book will be of interest for pulmonologists, clinical immunologists, and physicians seeking sound information on these therapies, but also for scientists and pharmacologists wishing to enhance their knowledge of the therapeutic implications of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie severe, uncontrolled more

allergy and asthma practical diagnosis and management

massoud mahmoudi


this highly practical, easy-to-read, fully updated and expanded resource offers a wide range of targeted guidelines and insights in allergy medicine. written by a leading allergy clinician — along with a renowned group of nationally recognized expert contributors in allergy and immunology, pulmonary, and infectious diseases — this title is a proven resource for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians. the most clinically relevant information is provided on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders. each chapter has a section on "evidence-based medicine" that introduces one to two recent research publications on the subject, and several chapters have been written by new authors. covering the entire scope of adult and pediatric allergy and asthma and organized by specific organ which guides the reader to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily, the book offers a wealth of outstanding illustrations, key concepts, management protocols, and updated references.
an invaluable contribution to the field, allergy and asthma: practical diagnosis and management, 2nd edition will be of immense value not only to primary care physicians, but also to fellows in training, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical and allied health more

acute lung injury and repair 2017 scientific fundamentals and methods

lynn m. schnapp


acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence is predicted to increase with the aging population several clinical disorders can initiate ards, including pneumonia, sepsis, gastric aspiration and trauma but despite intense research over the past 40 years, we still have an incomplete understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease and treatment remains largely supportive. this book provides an overview of acute lung injury and repair, describes current animal models to study lung injury and reviews current methodologies to study and measure lung injury and repair. special emphasis is given to state of the art techniques and methods and relevance to human disease. acute lung injury and repair: scientific fundamentals and methods is a useful resource for physicians and scientists who are interested in experimental model systems for insight into ards pathogenesis and treatment more

achieving respiratory health equality a united states perspective

juan carlos celedón


including comprehensive coverage of health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, achieving respiratory health equality in the united states provides 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 the particular disparities and thus achieve health equality recognizing the magnitude of this problem, the american thoracic society (ats) executive committee created a health equality sub-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 celedon.
written by the workshop presenters, this book focuses closely on major risk factors for health, specific respiratory diseases for which health disparities are known to occur, 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 more

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2017 a systemic inflammatory disease

hiroyuki nakamura


this book considers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) not as a simple inflammation of the lung but as a systemic inflammatory disease. beginning with epidemiological studies, etiology, diagnosis and treatment, it elaborates further, illustrating some comorbidities and associations with other respiratory diseases. as such it provides numerous improved and more comprehensive treatment methods, including drug therapies as well as some non-drug therapies. there are also chapters describing the pathogenesis, genetic abnormalities and newly discovered pathogenetic mechanisms that are expected to be studied further in the future. edited and written by pioneering researchers, each chapter summarizes the latest trends, describes future prospects and explores the unresolved and critical questions. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a systemic inflammatory disease is a valuable resource to beginning researchers, physicians engaged in clinical practice, supervisors, and basic researchers whose work includes more

year book of pulmonary disease 2015

james a. barker


the year book of pulmonary disease brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in pulmonary disease carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. topics such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, community-acquired pneumonia, lung transplantation, sleep disorders, and critical care medicine are represented highlighting the most current and relevant articles in the more

year book of pulmonary diseases

james a. barker


the year book of pulmonary disease brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in pulmonary disease carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. topics such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, community-acquired pneumonia, lung transplantation, sleep disorders, and critical care medicine are represented highlighting the most current and relevant articles in the more

sleep and breathing disorders

meir h. kryger


written specifically for non-sleep medicine specialists, this one-of-a-kind reference guides you through every aspect of this complex field with authoritative advice from dr. meir kryger and other experts. vibrantly illustrated in full color, it thoroughly covers the types of patients you’re most likely to see in the outpatient setting and brings you up to date with the latest treatment methods, both surgical and more

year book of pulmonary disease

janet r. maurer


the year book of pulmonary disease brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in pulmonary disease carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. topics such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, community-acquired pneumonia, lung transplantation, sleep disorders, and critical care medicine are represented highlighting the most current and relevant articles in the more

health disparities in respiratory medicine 2016

lynn b. gerald

this book discusses health disparities in respiratory medicine and suggests methods to reduce them. in the united states, health disparities are well documented in the care of patients with respiratory disorders, particularly among minorities who often have higher rates of disease and poorer health outcomes. similarly, differences in health and health outcomes exist between differing socioeconomic groups, with lower income groups generally having poorer health and higher rates of chronic illness. health disparities in respiratory medicine investigates these differing outcomes through the complex connections between access and quality of treatment available to these groups. chapters are organized around either causes, diseases, or types of care, including tobacco smoke exposure, environmental air quality, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and end-of-life care. this volume is an ideal resource for pulmonologists, health care administrators, and policy makers who aim to understand disparities in respiratory medicine and take steps to improve the differences among groups.

pulmonary circulation diseases and their treatment 4th edition

andrew j. peacock

pulmonary circulation provides physicians with a better understanding of the structure, function and pathophysiology of the pulmonary circulation. it provides comprehensive coverage from diagnosis and clinical evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension to imaging techniques, disorders and treatment. this new edition incorporates the latest clinical, pathophysiological and pathological research on pulmonary circulatory disorders. in particular, it provides greater emphasis on the role of the right ventricle in pulmonary vascular disease, updated knowledge on pathobiology and genetics, and includes new material related to imaging and other diagnostic modalities. this edition also reflects new classifications and all the recommendations from the 2013 world conference on pulmonary circulation as well as current guidelines from the european society of cardiology and the european respiratory society. thoroughly updated to keep up with the brisk pace of discovery and emerging therapies, the book remains an essential resource by providing a balance between scientific review and clinically relevant guidelines for the busy practicing physician.

pulmonary embolism

paul d. stein
>a must have resource for clinicians and investigators interested in pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis highly illustrated with numerous tables and graphs alongside clear concise text includes chapters addressing pulmonary embolism (pe) and deep venous thrombosis (dvt) in relation to diseases and disorders such as; chronic heart failure, cancer, diabetes, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) and many more discusses the role the different tools offered in imaging for pe, including echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography (ct), single photon emission computed tomography (spect), ventilation-perfusion (v-q) imaging, dual energy ct, and magnetic resonance angiography contains 29 new chapters and includes new content on epidemiology of deep venous thrombosis; use of the new anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) for dvt and pe; indications and results with thrombolytic therapy and with vena cava filters; and information and indications for invasive mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis written by an internationally recognized and respected expert in the field

pulmonary disease examination and board review

ronaldo collo go

“800 q&a deliver a rigorous review for pulmonary board certification”

part of the acclaimed mcgraw-hill education specialty board review series, this well-illustrated review is essential for pulmonary medicine physicians preparing for board certification or recertification. the coverage mirrors the board exam outline of the american board of internal medicine (abim), focusing specifically on the most commonly tested topics in obstructive lung disease, critical care, diffuse parenchymal lung disease, sleep medicine, infections, and neoplasms.

offering more illustrations than similar reviews, “pulmonary disease examination and board review” delivers authoritative coverage of the key concepts tested on the certification exam, including: making a diagnosis, test ordering and interpretation, treatment recommendations, understanding epidemiologic studies, understanding pathophysiology, and applying basic science knowledge to clinical situations. case-based presentation mirrors the exam format includes numerous high-quality images, including: x-rays, ct scans, and electrocardiograms excellent as clinical refresher in pulmonary medicine

the comprehensive respiratory therapist exam review

james r. sills

find out how and what to review for the all-new 2015 national board of respiratory care (nbrc) exam with the comprehensive respiratory therapist’s exam review, 6th edition. it covers every topic in the nbrc detailed content outline, providing study hints, in-depth content review, and self-assessment questions with rationales so you retain more information. sills’ latest review also offers students and practicing respiratory therapists realistic experience with the new therapist multiple choice exam (tm-ce) through a 140-question tm-ce practice test on its accompanying evolve website.

clinical manifestations and assessment of respiratory disease

terry des jardins; m.d. george g. burton; timothy h. phelps

get a deeper understanding of respiratory disease with clinical manifestations and assessment of respiratory disease, 7th edition. this popular, full-color text provides all the necessary tools you need to learn how to gather clinical data, formulate assessments, make objective evaluations, identify desired outcomes, design a safe and effective treatment plan, and document all the steps involved. using easy-to-follow language and relevant clinical scenarios, this text gives readers a firm understanding of why certain treatment modalities are applied. and with a new chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol, new information on electronic charting, and numerous updates in treatment and assessment added to nearly all the chapters, this new edition ensures you will be well-versed in all of the new issues affecting respiratory therapy.

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respiratory care exam review 4th edition

gary persing

prepare yourself for the new 2015 nbrc credentialing examination with the most up-to-date review resource respiratory care exam review, 4th edition contains everything you need to review and prepare for the new therapist multiple-choice examination that closely aligns with the nbrc’s new testing format, including more analysis-type questions. the accompanying evolve website offers even more review with a practice therapist multiple-choice exam to familiarize yourself with the computerized exam format. twenty clinical simulations that reflect the new quantity of simulations on the actual clinical simulation exam (cse) are also included on the companion website for additional practice on this very difficult portion of the registry exam.

the essentials of respiratory care 4th edition

robert m. kacmarek; steven dimas; craig w. mack
>the new edition of this essential resource covers core areas of respiratory care in a convenient outline format that makes it a great quick-reference guide, a handy review tool for credentialing examinations, and a comprehensive reference guide for clinical practice. key topics include basic science; anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and neurological systems; and therapeutic aspects of neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory care. also features extensive coverage of pharmacology and infection control.

clinical tuberculosis a practical handbook

peter davies; ajit lalvani; muhunthan thillai

clinical tuberculosis: a practical handbook is a much-needed portable clinical reference providing practical guidance on key aspects of the disease. this pocket-sized book is a useful “how-to” handbook for the clinician managing patients with tuberculosis in either a well-resourced or poorly-resourced setting.

packed with case studies, clinical pearls of wisdom, and practical advice, this clinical manual outlines day-to-day management of patients as well as treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease. a wealth of diagrams and clinical photographs also helps to make information available at a glance.

it is intended for respiratory physicians, infectious disease physicians, public health workers, and nurses less familiar with the disease, especially in developing world markets where tb and hiv are endemic.

this item is non-returnable.

year book of pulmonary diseases 2013

james barker

the year book of pulmonary disease brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year’s breakthrough developments in pulmonary disease carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. topics such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, community-acquired pneumonia, lung transplantation, sleep disorders, and critical care medicine are represented highlighting the most current and relevant articles in the field.

this item is non-returnable.

idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis advances in diagnostic tools and disease management

nakamura, hiroyuki, aoshiba, kazutetsu (eds.)

from epidemiology and pathogenesis to disease management, this book reviews our current understanding of and provides up-to-date information of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf). a subtype of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (iip), ipf is one of the most elusive and intractable respiratory disease to date and its triggering factors remain unclear. however, new developments such as serum markers that are highly specific to ipf (i.e. kl-6, sp-a, and sp-d), the establishment of systematic diagnostic imaging (hrct) and accumulated reports of treatment using an antifibrotic agent (pirfenidone) are slowly improving our understanding of the disease. edited by an established authority in the field and written by experts, this book will be valuable to not only to beginning learners but also to physicians, instructors and researchers whose work involves iips. with each chapter exploring critical questions, with unresolved issues and future prospects, the book offers a valuable resource for understanding issues such as the newly proposed entity of interstitial pneumonia with emphysema (combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: cpfe) and the mechanism of how so many iip sufferers develop lung cancer.

gender sex hormones and respiratory disease a comprehensive guide

hemnes, anna r. (ed.)

this book discusses normal sex-related differences in lung structure and function and the role these differences play in lung disease. new research on the effects of sex hormone signaling on specific cell types of the lung has begun to reveal how these hormones may drive or prevent lung disease. expertly written chapters examine the effects of sex hormones on normal pulmonary structure and function, hormone signaling in lung health, and specific diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and lung cancer. gender, sex hormones, and respiratory disease: a comprehensive guide focuses on our current understanding and the gaps in research, with suggestions for future directions and implications for therapy. this book is a useful reference for pulmonologists and researchers and will prompt further inquiry aimed at improving overall lung health.

pulmonary and critical care medicine tuberculosis

by behera digambar, jindal surinder k


this issue of world clinic pulmonary and critical care medicine tuberculosis has discussed important aspects of tb, including the epidemiology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and management of tb and incorporated articles on the rntcp program of india, smoking, and health. the readers will be benefited by such rich information by experienced and seasoned contributors.