Pulmonary Biology in Health and Disease

Author: Edward E. Bittar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387224351

Category: Science

Page: 428

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Pulmonary Biology in Health and Disease was conceived as a companion to a handful of expensive, multivolume textbooks. This is part of the promising trend to publish shorter textbooks on the subjects of lung biology and remodeling. Whoever is familiar with human biology and the far-reaching consequences of the genome and postgenome revolutions is apt to concede that the centerpiece in remodeling lies in the ?eld of m- ecular cardiobiology. The ?eld of molecular cardiobiology includes the syndrome of chronic heart failure as well as ischemic cardioprotection. By analogy, the centerpiece in pulmonobiology is chronic asthma. Key topics in the present volume include s- naling mechanisms regulating the endothelium and smooth muscle cells,in?ammatory cells, mediators, airway surface liquid, and pharmacological therapy that focuses on how in?amed airways are altered. Written primarily for predoctoral and postdoctoral graduates in the basic medical sciences, the medical student and postdoctoral physician, graduates in the allied s- ences, nurses, pulmonologists, and physicians in critical care medicine, this book p- vides many of the fundamentals of contemporary pulmonology. It is divided into several parts devoted to the control of respiration, arterial chemoreceptors,muscles of ventilation, pulmonary physiology, and gas exchange in health, exercise, and disease. Special emphasis is placed on emphysema and its pathobiology, acute lung injury, asthma and inhaled toxicants. Because the ?eld is always evolving, each chapter includes recommended readings that lead the reader to sources of additional information, such as the review on remodeling of the blood gas barrier by West and Mathieu-Costello.
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Lung Transplantation, An Issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics,

Author: Sudish Murthy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032335470X

Category: Medical

Page: 137

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Lung Transplantation is covered in detail in this important issue of the Thoracic Surgery Clinics. Articles include: Candidacy for Lung Transplant and Lung Allocation; ECMO as Bridge to Lung Transplant; Single Versus Double Lung Transplant: Do Guidelines Exist?; Extending the Donor Pool: Donation After Cardiac Death; Extending the Donor Pool: Rehabilitation of Poor Organs; Bronchial Artery Revascularization; Anastomotic Airway Complications Following Lung Transplantation: Implications and Interventions; Pleural Space Complications Associated with Lung Transplantation; Reflux and Allograft Dysfunction, Is there a Connection?; Artificial Lungs: Are We There Yet?; and more.
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Primer on Transplantation

Author: American Society of Transplantation

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444391763

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Produced in association with the American Society of Transplantation, this new edition is full of practical advice for the next generation of transplant professionals. In addition to 5 organ-specific chapters: kidney, pancreas, heart, lung and liver, the book includes essential information on: immunobiology pharmacology donor management infectious complications pediatric transplantation general principles of patient management Fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, the book now contains clinical vignettes, key point boxes, and self-assessment multiple choice questions in each chapter. Primer on Transplantation, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all health professionals in the transplant team including trainees, residents, fellows, physicians, surgeons, nurses and transplant co-ordinators. Purchasing this book entitles you to access to the companion website: www.astprimer.com The website includes: Interactive Multiple-Choice Questions for each chapter Figures from the book as Powerpoints for downloading All chapters online
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Lung Transplantation

Principles and Practice

Author: Wickii Vigneswaran,Edward Garrity,John Odell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482233940

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 2015

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Lung Transplantation: Principles and Practice covers the current practice in donor and recipient management as well as current treatment strategies and outcomes. With 39 chapters from international experts in the field, the book is divided into four broad sections: General Topics, Donor Management, Recipient Management and Outcome, and the Future of Lung Transplantation. The book discusses significant advances achieved in the past decade in areas such as donor allocation, organ preservation and management, recipient selection, management and support, surgical and critical care techniques, immune suppression, and infection prophylaxis. Specific instances of pulmonary disease that commonly necessitate lung transplantation are also covered. Generously illustrated in full color, this valuable resource is relevant to both specialists and other providers who may refer or care for patients before and after transplantation.
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Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation

Author: Joseph P. Lynch,David J. Ross

Publisher: Informa Health Care

ISBN: 9780849337178

Category: Medical

Page: 992

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A comprehensive review of clinical and exploratory aspects of lung (LT) and heart-lung transplantation (HLT), this reference focuses on cumulative data from the International Registry with data on outcomes associated with LT and HLT worldwide. Collecting in-depth discussions on graft dysfunction, infectious complications, and indications of LT for specific disease states including emphysema, cystic fibrosis, myriad interstitial lung diseases, and pulmonary hypertension, this guide explores the most current technologies and best practices affecting lung and heart-lung transplant surgeries.
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Sarcoidosis

Author: Robert Baughman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849361043

Category: Medical

Page: 856

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This reference serves as the most current and comprehensive source on the many aspects of sarcoidosis ranging from the basic science and pathophysiology of the disease to patient evaluation and treatment-providing a detailed analysis of the pulmonary aspects of the condition including chapters on radiographic manifestations, bronchoalveolar lavage research, pulmonary function studies, and proposed markers for the diagnosis and management of the disease.
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The Thorax: Disease

Author: Charis Roussos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824796013

Category: Chest

Page: 2841

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This timely Second Edition of a landmark reference furnishes in-depth examinations of the latest developments in the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical relevance of the respiratory muscles and chest wall-reflecting the explosion of information that has occurred since the publication of the previous edition.
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Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Julian L. Allen,Howard B. Panitch,Ronald C. Rubenstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439801827

Category: Medical

Page: 44

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The median age of survival for those with cystic fibrosis has risen considerably in recent years. This text thoroughly examines the developments and breakthroughs which have led to this improvement in life expectancy. With a focus on the latest discoveries in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the past, current and forthcoming advancements in cystic fibrosis research and clinical care.
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Emerging Respiratory Infections in the 21st Century, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics - E-Book

Author: Alimuddin Zumla,Wing-Wai Yew,David S.C. Hui

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145570038X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Respiratory infections are among the most common causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. These infections present a special challenge to physicians for several reasons, including of the recent disasters caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and bird and swine influenza, the increase in viral and bacterial resistance to currently available anti-microbial drugs, the increased frequency of new viral lung infections in clinical practice, and the worldwide emergence of deadly drug-resistant forms of TB. For these reasons, it is important for infectious disease specialists to have an overview of emerging respiratory infections.
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