Making Sense of Lung Function Tests Second Edition

Author: Jonathan Dakin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315355353
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Respiratory problems are the most common cause of acute admission to hospital. A variety of diagnostic investigations are required, both for acute and clinic assessment. Making Sense of Lung Function Tests, Second Edition familiarises both trainees and more experienced clinicians with the interpretation of a range of respiratory parameters. It places lung function in a clinical context using real-life examples and provides invaluable hands-on guidance. For this second edition Consultant Respiratory Physician Jonathan Dakin and Consultant Anaesthetist Elena Kourteli are joined by Mark Mottershaw, Chief Respiratory Physiologist from Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, all contributing a broad range of expertise and perspectives. Together they have updated the book throughout and added new chapters including an algorithm for interpretation of pulmonary function tests, exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. The text offers a clear explanation of the concepts which students find difficult, including: The basis of obstructive and restrictive defects Pattern recognition of the flow volume loop Differences between TLCO and KCO Assessment of oxygenation using PO2 and SO2 The basis of Type 1 and type 2 respiratory failure Distinguishing respiratory and metabolic acidosis The relationship between sleep and respiratory failure The information is presented in an accessible way, suitable for those seeking a basic grounding in spirometry or blood gases, but also sufficiently comprehensive for readers completing specialist training in general or respiratory medicine.

Making Sense of Lung Function Tests Second Edition

Author: Jonathan Dakin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482249682
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making Sense of Lung Function Tests places lung function in a clinical context using ‘real-life’ examples. The book provides invaluable 'hands-on' guidance for trainees in pulmonary function, anaesthetics and general medicine, and also acts as a useful ready reference for the experienced clinician. The second edition builds on all the features that made the first edition so successful and continues to help the non-specialist improve their knowledge of mechanical measurements of lung function, lung capacity and flow rates and to monitor the effectiveness of respiration through blood gas analysis.

Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness

Author: Noah Greenspan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543908446
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness is a resource for all people living with respiratory disease including patients, their families and caretakers; and clinicians. This well-rounded guidebook is the fusion of twenty-five years of clinical practice, education and research by Dr. Noah Greenspan, board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy; and Program Director of the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in New York City. It is one of the most comprehensive works of its kind. This brand new first edition draws together a complex variety of threads, clearly defining the key components of living well with a pulmonary disease; including the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the respiratory system; the multifactorial and multi-systemic nature of breathing; the role of medicine (physician, diagnosis and treatment) in the management and prevention of respiratory disease; and the importance of lifestyle factors, such as exercise, nutrition and managing your emotions, as well as the prevention of infection; in ultimate pulmonary wellness; and living your absolute best life with respiratory disease.

Breathing Race Into the Machine

Author: Lundy Braun
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816683574
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Portions of chapters 1 and 2 were previously published as "Spirometry, Measurement, and Race in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 60 (2005): 135-169."

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die

Author: Prepress Staff
Publisher: Olympus Publishing
ISBN: 0911207023
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Karol Truman provides a comprehensive and enlightening resource for getting in touch with unresolved feelings which, she explains, can distort not only happiness but also health and well-being. Leaving no emotion unnamed, and in fact listing around 750 labels for feelings, Truman helps identify problem areas, and offers a "script" to help process the feelings, replacing the negative feeling with a new, positive outlook. A chapter on the possible emotions below the surface in various physical ailments gives the reader plenty to work with on a deep healing level. FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE combines a supportive, common-sense, results-oriented approach to a problem that is widespread and that can stop people from living fully.

ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine

Author: Paolo Palange
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
ISBN: 1849840415
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, now in its second edition, is a concise, compact and easy-to-read guide to each of the key areas in respiratory medicine. Its 18 chapters, written by clinicians and researchers at the forefront of the field, explain the structure and function of the respiratory system, its disorders and how to treat them. The Handbook is a must-have for anyone who intends to remain up to date in the field, and to have within arm's reach a reference that covers everything from the basics to the latest developments in respiratory medicine.

Overdiagnosed

Author: H. Gilbert Welch
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807022012
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testing Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without screening. Drawing on twenty-five years of medical practice and research on the effects of medical testing, Welch explains in a straightforward, jargon-free style how the cutoffs for treating a person with "abnormal" test results have been drastically lowered just when technological advances have allowed us to see more and more "abnormalities," many of which will pose fewer health complications than the procedures that ostensibly cure them. Citing studies that show that 10 percent of two thousand healthy people were found to have had silent strokes, and that well over half of men over age sixty have traces of prostate cancer but no impairment, Welch reveals overdiagnosis to be rampant for numerous conditions and diseases, including diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, gallstones, abdominal aortic aneuryisms, blood clots, as well as skin, prostate, breast, and lung cancers. With genetic and prenatal screening now common, patients are being diagnosed not with disease but with "pre-disease" or for being at "high risk" of developing disease. Revealing the economic and medical forces that contribute to overdiagnosis, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, excessive worry, and exorbitant costs, all while maintaining a balanced view of both the potential benefits and harms of diagnosis. Drawing on data, clinical studies, and anecdotes from his own practice, Welch builds a solid, accessible case against the belief that more screening always improves health care.

Your Body

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596801742
Format: PDF
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Presents an easy-to-read guide on the human body, its major organs and their functions, and common illnesses and diseases.

Marijuana As Medicine

Author: Alison Mack
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309065313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patients--as well as the people who care for them--with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and students--in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.