ABC of Interventional Cardiology

Author: Ever D. Grech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0727915460

Category: Medical

Page: 51

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes severe disability and more death than any other disease in affluent societies, including cancer. The medical conditions associated with it are angina, ischaemia, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. Choosing the appropriate investigation to confirm a diagnosis helps to assess risk and determine the correct treatment path. GPs also need to know the effective life-style and risk-factor modifications in addition to advocating the best medical therapy.

ABC of COPD

Author: Graeme P. Currie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212855

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 9205

Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD

Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

Author: Simon Redwood,Nick Curzen,Martyn Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569088

Category: Medical

Page: 734

View: 7163

Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography remain the key tools in the management of patients with coronary heart disease. Interventional cardiology is now routinely performed outside of major cardiac centres, often in small district hospitals. General training in cardiology rarely offers more than the opportunity to assist a more senior operator to perform angioplasty procedures, so a textbook for the non-specialist has become essential reading. Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology is a definitive text spanning the whole spectrum of interventional cardiology procedures, including management of patients with coronary artery disease, one of the leading killers in western society. Written by an expert faculty of international authors, it offers guidance on all aspects of interventional cardiology according to the European curriculum and guidelines for practice, and covers the very latest techniques and devices to provide practical, evidence-based guidance on treating a full range of coronary lesions. The book also covers structural heart disease and new developments in heart valve disease, which were previously in the realm of cardiac surgeons but are now being treated by cardiologists using less invasive methods.

Practical Interventional Cardiology

Author: Ever D Grech,David R Ramsdale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1853179388

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 9554

This 36 chapter multi-author book features a range of topics written by opinion leaders from the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. It represents a practical reference for the interventional cardiologist and those in training, as well as the non-invasive cardiologist and physician. The purpose of this book is to present clear, comprehensive and practical information on interventional cardiac procedures.

ABC of Diabetes

Author: Tim Holt,Sudhesh Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118850564

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 5591

ABC of Diabetes provides primary care practitioners with a practical guide to all aspects of diabetes including the aetiology, diagnosis and management of Types 1 and 2 diabetes, detection and prevention, and the organization of care and support. Advances in diabetes care take place at a rapid rate and this new edition is updated throughout to cover the latest evidence-based information for contemporary practice. A new chapter describes the management of severe and complex obesity complicated by diabetes and the management of patients through bariatric surgery. It also covers the growing number of devices and digital technology, including health informatics, that can assist in diabetes care and provides evidence of their benefit. With more links to useful websites and resources online, it is now easier than ever to keep up-to-date with changes. Drawing on the professional and teaching experience of an expert author team, ABC of Diabetes is an essential guide for general practice, primary care practitioners, diabetes specialist nurses, as well as for medical students and those training in diabetes as a specialty.

ABC of Stroke

Author: Jonathan Mant,Marion F. Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397796

Category: Medical

Page: 72

View: 6479

Stroke is the most common cause of adult disability and is of increasing importance within ageing populations. This brand new title in the ABC series covers the entire patient journey, from prevention through to long-term support. It includes primary prevention and management of risk factors for stroke and secondary prevention including pharmaceutical, lifestyle and surgical intervention. The general principles of stroke rehabilitation are also addressed as well as mobility, communication and psychological problems, as is stroke in younger people. It also covers long-term support for stroke survivors and their carers. This is an invaluable and practical guide to all aspects of stroke for both health care professionals and lay audiences. It is of particular relevance to general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and therapists working with stroke patients and their carers, and to people with stroke and their families. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.

ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Author: Tim Nutbeam,Matthew Boylan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470654880

Category: Medical

Page: 215

View: 1511

"This brand new title in the ABC series provides a comprehensive overview of pre-hospital medicine, including transport, patient assessment, emergency care systems, and pre-hospital interventions.With pre-hospital care being the start of the "trauma chain", the treatment patients receive on-scene as well as en-route can be life-saving, and this new title is invaluabe for all staff involved in emergency and pre-hospital medicine"--Provided by publisher.

The New ABCs of Research

Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations

Author: Ben Shneiderman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191076651

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 3632

The problems we face in the 21st century require innovative thinking from all of us. Be it students, academics, business researchers of government policy makers. Hopes for improving our healthcare, food supply, community safety and environmental sustainability depend on the pervasive application of research solutions. The research heroes who take on the immense problems of our time face bigger than ever challenges, but if they adopt potent guiding principles and effective research lifecycle strategies, they can produce the advances that will enhance the lives of many people. These inspirational research leaders will break free from traditional thinking, disciplinary boundaries, and narrow aspirations. They will be bold innovators and engaged collaborators, who are ready to lead, yet open to new ideas, self-confident, yet empathetic to others. In this book, Ben Shneiderman recognizes the unbounded nature of human creativity, the multiplicative power of teamwork, and the catalytic effects of innovation. He reports on the growing number of initiatives to promote more integrated approaches to research so as to promote the expansion of these efforts. It is meant as a guide to students and junior researchers, as well as a manifesto for senior researchers and policy makers, challenging widely-held beliefs about how applied innovations evolve and how basic breakthroughs are made, and helping to plot the course towards tomorrow's great advancements.

Atlas of Interventional Cardiology

Author: David R. Jr. Holmes,Verghese Mathew

Publisher: Current Medicine Group

ISBN: 9781573401807

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 5629

The second edition of the Atlas of Interventional Cardiology reflects the most recent advances and improvements in both techniques and devices. The atlas includes an overview of the coronary arterial response to injury as well as invasive lesion assessment, specifically coronary physiologic assessment and intravascular ultrasound. General techniques and equipment selection are also presented, including emphasis on the evolution of stent design. With more than 500 illustrations, clinical photographs, instructive diagrams and charts, this updated reference covers a wide range of topics, including distal protection devices, invasive lesion assessment, peripheral arterial interventions, and extraction atherectomy.

Teaching Atlas of Vascular and Non-vascular Interventional Radiology

Author: Brian Funaki,Jonathan M. Lorenz,Thuong G. Van Ha

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604064722

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 8517

This new book in Thieme's highly successful Teaching Atlas series provides 75 cases that cover the full range of vascular and nonvascular interventional procedures frequently performed in clinical practice. Brief sections summarizing the clinical presentation, radiologic studies, diagnosis, and treatment guide the reader through each stage of management. For each case the authors provide the essential background on the etiology of the problem and offer bulleted lists that describe the noninvasive imaging workup, therapeutic options available, and possible complications. Features: Real-world insights from a comprehensive selection of cases describe the management techniques for peripheral vascular disease, portal hypertension, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, cancer, and more Pearls and Pitfalls highlighting important teaching points and tips to help you successfully manage critical aspects of each procedure Concise literature review and selected references for additional reading Teaching Atlas of Vascular and Nonvascular Interventional Radiology is an invaluable resource for residents as well as experienced radiologists and specialists in endovascular surgery.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 5901

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

ABC of Smoking Cessation

Author: John Britton

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727918185

Category: Psychology

Page: 56

View: 7302

The ABC of Smoking Cessation explains the practical problem of smoking and its contribution to health, and what can and should be done about it. It explains how much smoking damages health at individual and public level; the central role of nicotine addiction in smoking: how to assess and assist individual smokers to quit smoking; how to set up smoking cessation services; the problems and dealing with smoking in special groups such as the young, or pregnant women; approaches to reducing the harm caused by smoking; the economic impact of smoking; and the public health and policy initiatives that can be used to reduce smoking. It is a practical guide to dealing with one of the most important public health problems in the world.

ABC of Nutrition

Author: A. Stewart Truswell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431422X

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 5175

This well established ABC has been updated with new charts, illustrations and guidelines on aspects of nutrition which affect heart disease, blood pressure, chronic diseases such as diabetes and some types of cancer. The book also contains the most current nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and infant feeding as well as advice for children and adults young and old. With chapters covering nutritional deficiencies in both developing and affluent countries as well as eating disorders and obesity, this latest edition has worldwide relevance.

ABC of Urology

Author: Chris Dawson,Hugh N. Whitfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312790

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 9337

Urological problems encompass a wide range of both distressing and potentially life threatening conditions and the number of general practice presentations is growing rapidly due to the increasing age of the population. Both reliable and comprehensive, the second edition of the ABC of Urology provides a thoroughly updated and revised guide to the speciality which highlights the recent advances in this area. Concentrating specifically on the treatment and diagnosis of the most common conditions, the emphasis is on shared care, where the skills of the primary care team are used in conjunction with hospital referral. This concise, well-illustrated and highly practical text will provide the perfect reference for general practitioners and practice nurses, as well as junior doctors handling hospital referrals.

ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography

Author: Francis Morris,June Eldhouse,William J. Brady,John Camm

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727915368

Category: Medical

Page: 80

View: 3003

Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiac disorders. This book allows readers to become familiar with the wide range of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram both normal and of the different conditions. Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of Clinical electrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patients with heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book

Every Woman's Guide to a Heart-Healthy Life

Author: Suzanne Steinbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101599928

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 9139

In the tradition of Christiane Northrup, a renowned cardiologist integrates emotional and physical well-being in a revolutionary new approach to women’s heart health. As a cardiologist with a specialization in women’s heart disease, Dr. Steinbaum has helped thousands of patients resolve their heart issues, and aims to do the same for readers in her inspirational book that will change the way we think about heart health. She guides readers through the risk factors of heart disease, from the traditional physical benchmarks like weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure, to lifestyle habits, emotional awareness, and even the way she sees herself in the mirror—and in the world. In Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book, readers are shown clear, easy steps on how to maximize heart health. This is a life book that will teach women how to regain control over all aspects of their busy lives, including how to finally achieve: A heart-healthy diet Heart-supportive exercise Heart-enhancing stress management Heart-filling relationships A sound night’s sleep A more satisfying sex life A calm, focused mind A deep level of self care And much, much more. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book strives to bring forth a new approach to heart-centered healing so that readers everywhere may experience a fulfilling life of health and happiness.

ABC of Clinical Leadership

Author: Tim Swanwick,Judy McKimm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119134315

Category: Medical

Page: 98

View: 335

The ABC of Clinical Leadership explores and develops the key principles of leadership and management. It outlines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context, especially for improving patient care and health outcomes in rapidly changing health systems and organisations. Using short illustrative case studies, the book takes a systematic approach to leadership of clinical services, systems and organisations; working with others and developing individual leadership skills. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in the field, including current thinking in leadership theory, as well as a focus throughout on workforce development and working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams. International examples are used to reflect global practice and two new chapters on leading projects and followership have been added. Combining theory and practical clinical examples, and written by clinical educators with a wealth of experience of leadership in the clinical and educational environment, the ABC of Clinical Leadership is an ideal resource for all healthcare professionals, both during training and for continuing professional development.

ABC of Heart Failure

Author: Russell C. Davis,Michael K. Davies,Gregory Y. H. Lip

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 0727916440

Category: Medical

Page: 72

View: 9708

This new edition of the ABC of Heart Failure provides coherent and concise information relating to the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features, aiding the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening condition. Fully updated to cover all the latest advances, the ABC of Heart Failure is an invaluable reference for general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and prevention of heart failure.

African American Women's Health and Social Issues

Author: Catherine Fisher Collins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980825

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 4039

Spotlights major health issues facing African American women and the social ills that affect their longevity.

ABC of the First Year

Author: Bernard Valman,Roslyn Thomas

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727916815

Category: Medical

Page: 115

View: 1160

This is the new edition of the established guide to medical care for babies "The first year of life". Taking on board an additional editor the book has been fully updated with new illustrations and a new chapter on "Non-accidental injury and selected drugs". The ABC of the First Year gives clear guidance on normal development and how to diagnose and manage illness in the newborn and babies. The book is an ideal practical guide for GPs, junior doctors, nurses, midwives and anyone else who manages babies or advises parents.