• Respiratory medicine
      March 2013

      Fast Facts: Asthma

      by Stephen T Holgate, Jo A Douglass

      Fast Facts: Asthma delivers a clear practical message – improved asthma control can be achieved through efficient commonsense delivery of asthma care, alongside strategies that improve patient self-management and medication use. This fully updated fourth edition examines the essentials of good asthma care.

    • Respiratory medicine
      May 2013

      Advances in Smoking Cessation

      by Riccardo Polosa, Pasquale Caponnetto

      With approximately 5.4 million deaths annually, tobacco smoking is the leading noninfectious cause of premature mortality in the world. This book of 20 chapters from international experts comprehensively explores smoking-related health issues. The editors have paid special attention to the structure and content of Advances in Smoking Cessation so that only truly ground-breaking yet practical aspects of the topic would be dissected out to offer the reader a terrific learning experience.

    • Respiratory medicine
      January 2012

      Addressing Unmet Medical Needs in COPD Management

      by Peter J Barnes

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is as a major global health problem; in most countries incidence is increasing, and COPD is predicted to become the fourth leading cause of death in the world by 2030. There has been important progress in management of COPD over the past decade, and this book highlights these advances in drug therapy. After a review of current management, the new developments in long-acting bronchodilators and combinations are reviewed. There is a need to find new treatments and several types of new drug are currently in development. A phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor – roflumilast – is the first anti-inflammatory treatment that has been specifically approved for COPD and its place in therapy is discussed. In the future, it will be important to individualize treatment according to the phenotype of the patients and this may require the development of biomarkers to predict and monitor response. This book therefore brings together some of the new information about drug therapy of COPD and also looks towards future developments in this important area.

    • Respiratory medicine
      January 2012

      Advances in Asthma Management

      by Riccardo Polosa, Gabriella Papale, Stephen T Holgate

      Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that has received significant attention in recent years and around which there has developed a substantial literature. This fifteen-chapter book represents a significant enhancement to that knowledge base. The Editors have brought together international experts to create a well rounded collection of articles addressing the main issues relating to the disease, its management and the current guidelines available. Moreover, they have ensured that the key practical aspects of the topic are dissected out in order to provide a great learning experience for the reader. As such, this work constitutes a highly educational volume that resonates with the future directions for asthma management.

    • Respiratory medicine
      June 2013

      Current & Emerging Pharmaceutical Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

      by Eric WFW Alton, Jane C Davies, Uta Griesenbach

      This book contains contributions on cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease from leading international investigators. In eight chapters, they describe exciting progress in each of their respective fields, from pathogenesis through symptomatic treatments to addressing the basic defect. Each describes an iterative process in the best traditions of science; hypotheses being tested, rejected or improved. All of the authors have made major contributions to the cause of CF research and treatment over many years, and in this book the Editors have encouraged them to speculate and to be controversial where necessary, providing genuine insight through their experience and expertise.

    • Medicine
      March 2015

      The Tobacco Epidemic

      by Loddenkemper, R., Herth, F.J.F., Kreuter, M.

      This completely revised and enlarged 2nd edition of The Tobacco Epidemic provides a comprehensive update of the clinical, public health and political aspects of tobacco smoking. Since its 1st edition in 1997, knowledge on the health hazards of tobacco and nicotine addiction has increased considerably, but recent data has shown that the global problem has become more aggravated in low- and middle-income countries: if current trends continue, tobacco smoking will be responsible for the deaths of 1 billion people in the 21st century. Written by outstanding international experts, the book covers the history of tobacco production and use, the economics of tobacco use and control, as well as the health consequences of active and passive smoking in both adults and children. Special chapters discuss the impact of media, movies and TV on tobacco consumption in young people, the patterns and predictors of smoking cessation in the general population and in different social subgroups, and initiatives supported by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Readers will find the latest information on how nicotine dependence is treated with nicotine replacement products, what role health care professionals play in helping smokers to quit and what effects smoke-free environments, advertising bans and price increases have on smoking prevalence. The potential harms and benefits of smokeless tobacco, waterpipe tobacco smoking and electronic cigarettes are also evaluated. This book is a must-read for anyone in the medical profession who treats patients with smoking-related diseases and for those engaged in tobacco control. It will also be appreciated by interested nonmedical readers like journalists and legislators.

    • Medicine
      December 2018

      COPD

      Aktuelles und praxisrelevantes Wissen zur chronisch obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung

      by Stefan Andreas, Henrik Watz

      Die chronisch obstruktive Lungenerkrankung (COPD) ist eine der häufigsten sog. noncommunicable diseases. Diese persistierende und fortschreitende Atemwegsobstruktion ist vermeidbar und abhängig vom Tabakkonsum. In den letzten Jahren hat es in der experimentellen und klinischen Forschung erhebliche Fortschritte gegeben, die für die Patientenversorgung relevant sind. Dieses Buch erteilt dem Arzt gut aufbereitete, praxistaugliche Informationen zur Volkskrankheit COPD.

    • Medicine
      November 2018

      Pneumologische Zytopathologie

      by Jürgen Schubert, Michael Ecke

      Durch die rasante Entwicklung bildgebender Verfahren in der Pneumologie und der Möglichkeit einer sehr sensitiven Gewinnung zytologischen Untersuchungsmaterials, hat sich die qualitative wie quantitative Anforderung an zytologische Untersuchungen weltweit erhöht. Dieses Buch ermöglicht sehr praxisorientiert die zytologischen Befundung aller relevanten Erkrankungen des Lungen-und Bronchialsystems, einschließlich thorakaler Lymphknoten, Pleura und Mediastinum. Diagnostische Kriterien sind kompakt in Tabellenform zusammengestellt und in den meisten Fällen durch eine oder mehrere Abbildungen belegt. Diese Darstellung erleichtert dem Kliniker das Verständnis für die Pathogenese und die Gewichtung eines klinischen Befundes.

    • Respiratory medicine
      January 2009

      Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      by William MacNee, Stephen Rennard

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous collection of respiratory syndromes with overlapping manifestations. As well as the characteristic shortness of breath, the disease is associated with a number of comorbidities that can present major clinical problems for the individual. Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals, full of practical information on the early recognition, stabilization and successful management of this multifaceted disease. Table of contents: Pathology and pathogenesis Etiology and natural history Clinical features Lung function tests Imaging Smoking cessation Therapy in stable disease Acute exacerbations of COPD Future trends

    • Respiratory medicine

      The Management of COPD in Primary and Secondary Care

      An Introduction

      by Dave Lynes

      COPD is preventable and treatable, yet its low profile and late presentation means that many people are not diagnosed until the disease has progressed to a moderate or severe stage, where interventions are less effective. The education of all healthcare professionals is therefore essential in improving care for this patient group. It is not simply a disease of the airways; it also has cognitive and social aspects and if care is to be optimised it needs to be approached holistically. "This book addresses a wide range of issues and includes a chapter on the patient's perspective, written by a patient, which gives useful insights. It merits a place in the healthcare library." Gill Hall, Chief Executive, Respiratory Education UK CONTENTS INCLUDE: Pathological processes, aetiology and natural history The patient's perspective Assessment and diagnosis Pharmacological management of chronic disease Managing an exacerbation in primary care Management of respiratory failure caused by exacerbations Smoking and smoking cessation Holistic issues Domiciliary oxygen therapy Pulmonary rehabilitation

    • Medicine
      November 1984

      Betablockade und Atemwegsfunktion

      Bronchopulmonale Nebenwirkungen von Betarezeptorenblockern

      by Peter Dorow, Horst Schmutzler

    • Medicine
      October 1986

      Das Surfactantsystem der Lunge

      Morphologische Grundlagen und klinische Bedeutung

      by Konrad Morgenroth, Gerhard Pucher

    • Medicine
      August 2015

      Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      by William MacNee, M. Bradley Drummond

      Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), encouraging smoking cessation and a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management may prevent deterioration of the condition, improve lung function and thus symptoms, and improve health status and functional ability of patients. These are attainable goals that will ultimately improve the quality of life for patients and may also decrease the healthcare costs associated with this disease. This fully updated third edition of Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease offers a concise and expert review of: • current guidelines • the disease process, its causes and progression • diagnostic techniques, including lung function tests and imaging • differential diagnoses • the main clinical features, systemic effects and comorbidities • current treatments to reduce symptoms and improve lung function in stable disease • the prevention and management of acute exacerbations • the latest clinical trial results, supporting aggressive therapy to reduce lung function decline • risk factor reduction, primarily through smoking cessation • future diagnostic and therapeutic developments. Intended as a practical and accessible resource for all general practitioners, practice nurses, specialist nurses, junior hospital doctors, paramedics, medical students and other allied healthcare professionals, this handbook will provide a ‘breath of fresh air’ to the field of COPD. ;

    • Medicine
      August 2016

      Fast Facts: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

      NSCLC

      by Mary O’Brien, Benjamin Besse

      Rapid developments in the classification, screening and treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are improving outcomes for patients with the disease. This insightful guide is designed to bring you up to speed with recent advances, including: - the latest CT-based screening and interval growth imaging techniques - proposed changes to the TNM classification system - the increasing trend for minimally invasive and lung-sparing surgery - stereotactic radiation for early-stage tumors - new targeted therapies - breakthroughs in personalized medicine. Today's developments will change tomorrow?s standards of care. Fast Facts: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer is important reading for all health professionals and medical trainees working in this fast-moving area. ;

    • Medicine
      January 2010

      Fast Facts: Asthma

      by Stephen T Holgate, Jo Douglass

      Despite the availability of many effective treatments for asthma, patients' control of the condition is often suboptimal. Now in its third edition, Fast Facts: Asthma delivers a clear practical message - improved asthma control can be achieved through efficient commonsense delivery of asthma care. This highly readable and well-illustrated book examines the essentials of good asthma care, distilled from the latest international guidelines and best available evidence. These include: - accurate asthma diagnosis - identification of risk factors and triggers - objective assessment of airway inflammation and severity - practical and convenient measurement of lung function - effective delivery of inhaled medication - the recommended stepwise approach to asthma treatment - recognition and treatment of acute asthma attacks - individualized management plans and patient education. The practical applied information presented in this fully updated edition of Fast Facts: Asthma is designed to help healthcare professionals in primary care improve treatment, reduce dependence on reliever medication, achieve near-normal lung function and improve quality of life in all patients with asthma.

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