Each title in the RAPID REFERENCE series provides the reader with authoritative and accessible information from a clinical expert in the field, to assist with treatment decisions.
Author: Mark Levy
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Each title in the RAPID REFERENCE series provides the reader with authoritative and accessible information from a clinical expert in the field, to assist with treatment decisions. Each title includes standard core content (epidemiology, management, therapy) combined with the additional information-such as FAQs and patient organizations-needed by the primary care practitioners to provide effective patient care. The books also include drug listings, clinical trials, information on future developments, and web site listings, to keep the reader up to speed with new developments and to extend their knowledge of the disease area. Titles in the series focus on chronic conditions seen most often in the primary care setting. With patients becoming better informed about the nature and management of their conditions, RAPID REFERENCE is a timely new series that offers the primary care practitioners easy access to the best information for patient care and management. Expert information succinctly written for ease of use. Abundant use of bulleted lists and short tables, for quick access to comparative information. Presents evidence-based sources for practice where available, either through research or best-practice guidelines. Frequently Asked Questions chapter helps practitioners prepare for patient visits and provide better patient care. Drugs appendix lists available drugs, with contraindications and side effects. Useful addresses and websites appendix provide additional resources for both the physician and patient.
(McGraw-Hill Education, 2007) Global Initiative for Asthma, 2016 Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention: For Adults and Children Older than 5 Years (CreateSpace, 2016) Asthma: Rapid Reference Series Levy, M.L., et al.
Author: Catherine Short
Publisher: BX.Plans Ltd.
Between 8 and 10% of children and 5% of adults suffer with asthma. A long-term condition, asthma is a common disease of the airways, caused by inflammation, resulting in symptoms of breathlessness, cough and wheeze. This informative, easy-to-read guide is written for those readers who are affected by this debilitating and sometimes serious condition. If they, their child or someone they know has recently been diagnosed with asthma, this book will provide them with practical information and advice to help gain speedy control of symptoms and in turn, improve quality of life. This book explains the diagnosis and symptoms of asthma and looks at how it affects all age groups. There is also a detailed section describing the differing treatment options. Another part focuses on how to use inhalers effectively. One chapter offers advice on how to recognise an asthma attack and how to deal with it. Understanding asthma is the key to gaining control of the symptoms and enjoying life.
This fully updated fifth edition of 'Fast Facts: Asthma' discusses recent trends in an easy-reference format, while highlighting imminent new developments, to provide a valuable resource for general practitioners, specialist asthma nurses ...
Author: Jo A. Douglass
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Asthma is the world’s most common chronic respiratory condition, affecting over 350 million people worldwide and inflicting a heavy individual, social and economic burden of disease. In this rapidly changing field, a plethora of new inhaled therapies and devices have emerged, as well as a better understanding of disease phenotyping and biology. This fully updated fifth edition of 'Fast Facts: Asthma' discusses recent trends in an easy-reference format, while highlighting imminent new developments, to provide a valuable resource for general practitioners, specialist asthma nurses and others with a keen interest in improving the outcomes of the very many people living with asthma. Table of Contents: • Pathophysiology • Epidemiology, etiology and natural history • Diagnosis and classification • Asthma medications • Management principles • Severe and refractory asthma • Acute asthma attacks • Preventing asthma attacks • Asthma in special circumstances • Developments
Bronchodilators are used to treat the symptoms of bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. These medicines open air passages to the lungs to relieve wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing.
Author: Nancie Herbold
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Rapid Reference for Nurses is designed as a quick, portable, and convenient reference for student and professional nurses in various clinical settings. For use in conjunction with textbooks, official web sites, and policies and procedures specific to each organization, Rapid Reference for Nurses places essential nutrition information at the nurses' fingertips such as: key "dos" and "don'ts" for various clinical nutrition scenarios; assessment guidelines; charts, graphs, and illustrations; key clinical information across the life span; and professional references, organizations, and licensure. A complete index is provided, with information listed in as many ways as possible, enabling the user to find the information in a rapid and convenient manner.
'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.
Author: Stephen T. Holgate
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
'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, distilled from the latest international guidelines and best available evidence, including: • Accurate asthma diagnosis • Identification and control of factors that increase the risk of exacerbations • Effective delivery of inhaled medication • The recommended stepwise approach to asthma treatment • Questions to ask before diagnosing refractory asthma • Inflammation-guided therapy • Recognition and treatment of acute asthma attacks • Strategies to improve adherence to asthma treatment The easy-reference format of this concise, well-illustrated handbook is ideal for general practitioners, asthma nurses, medical students and asthma educators seeking a practical overview of good asthma care that will help with individualized management plans and patient education, and improve outcomes and quality of life for the very many people living with asthma. Contents: • Pathophysiology • Epidemiology and natural history • Diagnosis and classification • Management • Refractory asthma • Acute asthma attacks • Preventing asthma attacks • Exercise-induced asthma • Developments • Useful resources
CROSS-REFERENCING. Utilizes cross-referencing to aid in the rapid switch between basic and clinical science. UNIFIED NOMENCLATURE. Greatly assists those readers who are new in the field. HIGHLIGHTS VITAL INFORMATION.
Author: Hans-Uwe Simon
Publisher: CRC Press
As the prevalence of allergic diseases and asthma has increased in recent years, scientists have intensified research efforts to understand the pathogenesis of these sometimes debilitating conditions. Indeed, researchers have provided key insights-and new concepts-that have changed therapeutic strategies. Moreover, allergic inflammation has served as something of a model in furthering our understanding of regulatory mechanisms of inflammation in general. Presented in an encyclopedic format, the CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma provides the latest scientific information on allergic diseases and asthma. It combines knowledge from clinical immunology with basic immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to examine new treatment strategies for allergic diseases and asthma. Highlights of the CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma include: EASE OF USE. This desk reference presents topics in alphabetical order so that they are easy to find. CROSS-REFERENCING. Utilizes cross-referencing to aid in the rapid switch between basic and clinical science. UNIFIED NOMENCLATURE. Greatly assists those readers who are new in the field. HIGHLIGHTS VITAL INFORMATION. Vital information is highlighted in boxes, allowing rapid identification of key concepts. Written by leading authorities in the field, the CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma serves as a timely reference for anyone interested in this area of research. Not only does it present information in an easy-to-use format, but it addresses many hot topics and views that will have sustaining value for years to come.
... 462 Arthroscopy , 463 Aspirin , 669 Asthma , 36-37 , 540 , 562 , 628 , 630 , 650 Asystole , 748i Ataxia , 518-519 Atelectasis ... 264-265 Anemia hemolytic , acquired , 591 Index i refers to an illustration ; t refers to a table .
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Organized for quick reference, this all-in-one portable handbook presents the most important information on 125 diseases, 48 treatments, 48 diagnostic tests, 42 procedures, 75 signs and symptoms, and 75 drugs.
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Author: Bryan E. Bledsoe
Publisher: Prentice Hall
The latest edition of a text and reference for student and professional paramedics. It covers 85 of the most commonly used drugs in prehospital care. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.