anna maria hibbs
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 experiences.now 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
john b. west
given the clinical spectrum of diseases covered, this atlas will prove invaluable for a wide range of healthcare workers, especially radiologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists.show more
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 asthma.show more
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 students.show more
lynn m. schnapp
juan carlos celedón
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 medicine.show more
james a. barker
james a. barker
meir h. kryger
janet r. maurer
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.
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.
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
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
sheila a. sorrentino, phd, rn
curriculum and health care consultant
leighann n. remmert, ms, rn
health occupations instructor
lincolnland technical education center
relda t. kelly, rn, msn
professor emeritus, kankakee community college
parish nurse, wesley united methodist church
davi-ellen chabner, ba, mat
newton centre, massachusetts
1 respiratory system, 1
2 oxygen needs, 44
3 collecting and testing specimens, 62
4 respiratory support and therapies, 83
5 cardiovascular system, 93
6 measuring vital signs, 152
7 assisting with the nursing process, 177
8 cardiovascular, respiratory, and lymphatic
9 assisting with the physical examination, 202
10 basic emergency care, 209
11 work ethics, 232
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
the book “mdr and xdr tuberculosis” summarizes the current status of knowledge on drug-resistant tuberculosis and also discusses the latest practical approach to various diagnostic and treatment modalities for drug-resistant tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (mdr-tb) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (xdr-tb). tuberculosis still continues to be the world’s most important infectious cause of morbidity and mortality. it has been divided into 27 chapters covering all the aspects of drug-resistant tuberculosis ranging from detailed epidemiology, practical approach to diagnosis and treatment of mdr and xdr tuberculosis including hiv and drug-resistant tuberculosis. special chapters on case-based approach to treatment of mdr-tb and xdr-tb, drug-resistant tuberculosis in children and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, fluoroquinolone resistance, infection control in drug-resistant tuberculosis and newer antituberculosis drugs are also included. chapter on dr-tb in children, dr-tb in extrapulmonary tuberculosis, fluoroquinolone resistance, infection control in dr-tb and newer antituberculosis drugs are also included.