Asthma by Stephen T. Holgate; Jo DouglassDespite 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.
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Pulmonary Embolism by Paul D. Stein; Paul Stein"...the best book I've seen on this topic" --William C. Roberts, MD, Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology, in a review of the first edition This second edition supplies the latest information on epidemiology, methods of diagnosis, preferred diagnostic pathways, new medications, and new recommendations for prophylaxis and treatment of pulmonary embolism and its immediate cause, deep vein thrombosis. Pulmonary Embolism, Second Edition, incorporates important data from the recent Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis II (PIOPED II), including: new clinical observations accuracy of multidetector computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism recommendations for the use of various imaging tests according to the characteristics of the patient Every chapter of the book has been revised and updated, and 56 new chapters appear in this edition. Through the writing ability of its single author, the text remains as easy to read as it is to consult. This book is a timely reference and a dependable resource for in-depth information about pulmonary embolism.
Publication Date: 2007-07-23
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome by Klaus Stohr (Editor); Kwok-yung Yuen (Editor); Malik Peiris (Editor); Larry J. Anderson (Editor); Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus (Editor)Prompting the first WHO global health alert for over a decade, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was first recognised in South-East Asia in February 2003. With the causative agent now identified as a new strain of coronavirus, the medical world has gained important knowledge on the aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis, epidemiology, disease treatment and infection control with amazing speed. Despite this, major gaps remain in our understanding - the race is on to develop new cures and effective vaccines, and the long-term impact on health, society and economics are starting to unravel. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: A Clinical Guide meets the urgent need for a comprehensive, authoritative reference guide for everyone in the medical and scientific community engaged in the fight against SARS: Definitive book on SARS, clearly and accurately documenting the extraordinary medical and scientific events around this new epidemic International experts in the field, with many contributors from the WHO and CDC Will help reader to understand and prevent future outbreaks with a repeat of the same consequences
Publication Date: 2005-10-21
Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases by William MacNee & Norbert F. VoelkelThis clinical reference for practitioners offers a new and comprehensive look at chronic obstructive lung disease. Global in scale and importance, it is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Bringing together a roster of internationally renowned contributors from the front lines of pulmonary medicine and research, it is aimed at practitioners in pulmonary medicine, pathology, thoracic radiology and epidemiology. Its focus is on the pathobiology of chronic obstructive pathology disease and emphysema and its exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and on treatment options. This reference works to “connect the dots” by collating and centralizing the various data on the subject.
COVID-19: from Health, Education, Economic, to Science and Technology in South East Asia and India by Asep Bayu Dani (Editor)A major crisis is happening in the world today. It all started in December 2019, when an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) began in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Despite all preventive steps taken by government and health agencies, rising death tolls seem inevitable. The confines of social distancing have driven society toward a sudden and rapid change in all aspects of life, and we are forced to embrace this change as the new "normal". Research conducted in these uncertain times allows us to identify, and analyze the challenges to finding effective strategies and solutions. This book provides current theoretical perspectives, studies, practices, and innovations that will contribute to society during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Southeast Asia and India. The current work can be used as a reliable reference, as rapid circulation of credible information, transparent case identification, data sharing, unhindered communication, and peer-reviewed research are most needed during this period of uncertainty.