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Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials
John B. West
0781740622
March 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Univ. of California, San Diego. Brandon/Hill Allied Health selection (#386). Text provides a concise and updated account of respiratory function in the diseased lung. Includes the pathogenesis of asthma, emphysema, and pulmonary edema; cystic fibrosis; and mechanical ventilation. For second-year and above medical students. Previous edition: c1998. Softcover.

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Univ. of California, San Diego. Brandon/Hill Allied Health selection (#386). Text provides a concise and updated account of respiratory function in the diseased lung. Includes the pathogenesis of asthma, emphysema, and pulmonary edema; cystic fibrosis; and mechanical ventilation. For second-year and after medical students. Previous edition: c1998. Softcover.


Diffuse Lung Disease
Robert P. Baughman
0340810149
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, June 2, 2005
The lung is exceptional in that pathologic changes can be seen clearly in radiographs because of the air-tissue contrast. When bilateral diffuse, ill-defined shadows are seen, one begins to speculate on the cause -- infection, inflammation, or neoplasm? This process is one of the most exciting by which chest physicians approach a diagnosis. As a practical guide, Diffuse Lung Disease provides current and approved approaches to diffuse lung diseases caused by complex inflammatory mechanisms. The book has two parts -- one on general considerations and one on specific diseases, which includes 11 case presentations. During the creation of a consensus statement on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the late 1990s, the notion was established that the diagnosis of diffuse lung diseases...


What to Eat if You Have Cancer
Daniella Chace, et al
0809232618
September 1, 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Keane, a nutritionist, cancer survivor, and coauthor of the best-selling Juicing for Life (Avery, 1992), and Chase, a natural-health writer and nutrition educator, describe the body's physical components and how nutrition affects physical function. They then present types of cancers and detail how the cancers insinuate themselves into body structures. The authors' proposed nutritional therapy is designed to deny cancer the food elements it requires for growth while strengthening the body against the disease and the rigors of its treatments. Recommendations are made for nutritional supplements, food preparation, and managing the side effects of treatment. Specific diets for overweight and underweight individuals and those on chemotherapy and radiation therapy are also incorporated. Although the book is complex in...


How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight
Arranged by American Lung Association
0641670842

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Interstitial Lung Disease - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Icon Health Publications
0497006057
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

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This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to interstitial lung...


Pediatric Chest Imaging
Javier Lucaya (Editor), Janet L. Strife (Editor)
3540435573
June 24, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Imaging of the pediatric chest has changed significantly over the past 20 years. New technology has been introduced, and knowledge of pediatric chest diseases has expanded considerably. This book presents the state of the art in the diagnosis of pediatric chest disorders, highlighting the role played by advanced technology. Special attention is devoted to the technical aspects of the modern imaging modalities, their indications, and the diagnostic information that they supply. Some chapters focus on the use and role of individual modalities, while others address in detail specific disorders. Without exception, the authors are internationally known experts in the field. This superbly illustrated book, which is unique in covering all the essential aspects of pediatric chest imaging, will serve as an invaluable reference...


Lung Disease - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Icon Health Publications
0597840180
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

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This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to lung disease. It also...


Principles of Pulmonary Medicine
Steven E. Weinberger
0721695485
May 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The 4th Edition of this comprehensive, thoroughly updated resource correlates basic pathophysiogic principles with the radiologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of disease to provide an integrated, user-friendly approach to the study of pulmonary medicine. It introduces basic anatomic and physiologic concepts; shows how to recognize and evaluate patients presenting with respiratory disease; and helps the reader to be better prepared to choose the very latest and most effective treatments.

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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Textbook introduces basic anatomic and physiologic concepts in pulmonary medicine. Shows how to recognize and evaluate patients with respiratory disease and how to choose the most effective treatments. Features new imaging and molecular...


High-Yield Lung (High-Yield Systems Series)
Ronald W. Dudek
0781755700
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Prepares you for USMLE Step 1 and your clinical years by integrating your basic science knowledge of a specific organ system. Give you a concise review of all the concepts you need to learn in the first 2 years of medical school as related to the lungs and pulmonary system.


Katzenstein and Askin's Surgical Pathology of Non-Neoplastic Lung Disease
Anna-Louise Katzenstein
0721657559
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
A practical, concise manual for diagnosing lung biopsy specimens. Clarifies accepted diagnostic criteria for non-neoplastic lung diseases and establishes new criteria where needed. Also emphasizes the important features in differential diagnosis. This 3rd edition contains over 100 new photomicrographs, new tables covering diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis, extensively updated references, and many new and rewritten sections.

Book Info
B. Saunders. State University of New York, Syracuse. Text for surgical pathologists on the practical aspects of pulmonary pathology. Halftone illustrations. DNLM: Lung Disease - pathology.


Interventional Pulmonary Medicine (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)
Jr., John F. Beamis
0824740246
June 22, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"…an excellent start for a one-stop reference….The "giants" have contributed to this book…. "…a good value for the quality with which topics are discussed and referenced….Without any reservation, I recommend this tect to readers interested in interventional pulmonary medicine." -Books, Films, Tapes & Software

Book Description
Surveying state-of-the-art materials and methods for combating malignant and benign pulmonary conditions with new interventional pulmonology techniques, this comprehensive guide examines the full spectrum of available interventional options for pulmonologists and other specialists-supplying crisp descriptions of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques ranging from rigid bronchoscopy, laser therapy, and fluorescence bronchoscopy to...


The Lung
Jerome S. Brody
0721668143
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Info
B.Saunders. Text providing a sufficient background to enable physicians and students to understand how molecular biology is now impacting pulmonary medicine that will require familiarity with concepts of molecular biology. Can be used as an introduction to molecular biology. DNLM: Lung Diseases--genetics.


The DASH Diet for Hypertension
Thomas Alan Moore
0743410076
January 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The DASH Diet for Hypertension, recommended by the American Heart Association, has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure in two weeks without the use of drugs. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy; includes moderate amounts of fish, poultry, and nuts; and reduces consumption of red meat and sweets. Studies from the National Institutes of Health followed 800 participants and found that the DASH diet lowered blood pressure as much as typical medication.

This is no quirky diet--it's the way the major medical groups have been advising us to eat all along, but with a specific formula that tells you how many servings to eat from each Food Pyramid food group. You also get suggestions for exercising moderately, losing weight, reducing salt, and food...



Diagnostic Thoracic Radiology
Wallace T. Miller
0071413006
March 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Only Fully-Illustrated Book on the Subject! This well-illustrated resource utilizes a highly-practical pattern-recognition approach to detect and diagnose disease affecting the thoracic compartment. For radiologists, this unique approach which is not found in any other text, provides the clearest and most concise guidelines available for attaining a diagnosis of the full-spectrum of diseases of the thoracic area.

About the Author
Wallace Miller, MD is Professor of Radiology, Director, Division of Pulmonary Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


The Theory of Constraints
Robert E. Stein
0824700643
Feb 1997
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Technometrics
"...very useful....contains many insights on how TOC thinking could change the way to apply other useful tools."

The Essential Object-Oriented Library for Business Engineering
"...offers serious practical advise, including recession proofing."

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Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management, Second Edition (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)
Donald Mahler
0824725778
July 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Divided into three sections spanning the mechanisms of dyspnea, measurement and assessment strategies, and management techniques-this reference illustrates the impact of dyspnea on patients with chronic respiratory disease. With contributions by recognized experts on the topic, this handbook provides an abundance of practical information and recommendations for patients with COPD and focuses on current treatment methods for the relief of breathlessness.

Book Info
Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH. Basic knowledge and clinical applications for the diagnosis, evaluation,and management of chronic, acute, and positional dyspnea. For physicians, respiratory physiologists pulmonary rehabilitation specialists, and students. 15 contributors, 12 U.S. --This text refers to the...


100 Questions and Answers about Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD)
Campion Quinn
0763736384
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Consumer health text provides current information on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Topics covered include diagnosis, medical and rehabilitative treatment options, and more. Offers terms defined in the sidebars and perspectives from patients on most entries. Question and answer format. Softcover.


The Stuff of Life: A Daughter's Memoir
Karen Karbo
0641690045

Paperback
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Spencer's Pathology of the Lung
Philip Simon Hasleton
0071054480
March 1, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
This classic in the field is entirely revised and expanded to reflect the most recent developments in the field. Topics include fungal infections, parasitic lung diseases, Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and occupational lung diseases. In addition, new chapters cover the lung in AIDS, effects on the lung during transplantation, the genetics of lung cancer, and drug-induced lung disease.

Book Info
University of Manchester, U.K. Fifth edition of a Brandon/Hill Medical List selection. Previous 1985 edition by H. Spencer entitled Pathology of the Lung. Extensive reference for pathologists or residents. High-quality halftone illustrations and color plates. DNLM: Lung Diseases.


Inflammatory Mechanisms in Asthma Erties of Soil
Stephen T. Holgate
0824701224
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This timely volume brings together the latest basic and clinical insights on the cellular and mediator mechanisms involved in the induction and persistence of airway dysfunction of asthma by over 90 experts in the field-paving the way for developing novel and more effective antiinflammatory therapeutic agents and strategies.Furnishing a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the expanding and interrelated components underlying asthma pathogenesis, Inflammatory Mechanisms in Asthmadescribes how evidence on airway inflammation is obtained with invasive and noninvasive procedures, such as bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum analysisreviews the complex interactions of inflammatory cells that contribute to chronic inflammation and bronchial hyperreactivity, including eosinophils, basophils, neutrophils, fibroblasts,...


Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease
Terry Des Jardins
0323028063
November 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The new edition of this popular text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest changes in the field. The introductory chapters address the fundamental skills and protocols necessary for clinical assessment. Each disease is presented in relation to one of six clinical scenarios: atelectasis, consolidation, increased alveolar-capillary membrane thickness, bronchospasm, excessive bronchial secretions, and distal airway and alveolar weakening. Students are provided with an illustration of the major alterations of the lungs, the etiology of the disease, an overview of clinical manifestations, a discussion of management, and a series of self-assessment questions.

Book Info
Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Textbook laying the foundational skills and protocols for clinical...


High Altitude: An Exploration of Human Adaption (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)
Thomas Hornbein
0824703138
August 30, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book explores how humans respond to the hypoxia of high altitudes, addressing the response of lowlanders to sudden and sustained exposure, as well as that of those living permanently at high elevations.Examines adaptation and maladaptation, acute and chronic high-altitude illnesses, and the challenges faced by lowland dwellers with preexisting medical conditions who venture to high altitude!Containing more than 3000 references and over 200 tables, charts, and graphs that support the text, High Altitudeoffers an anthropological perspective on those who dwell permanently at great heightsinvestigates how cells sense oxygen, including arterial chemoreceptors, erythropoietin-producing tissues, and pulmonary vascular smooth musclediscusses the role of individual organs as well as their integrated function in...


Lactic Acid Bacteria, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Seppo Salminen
082470133X
Jan 1998
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
This thoroughly rewritten and updated Second Edition features expanded coverage on the taxonomy, physiology, and genetic modification of lactic acid bacteria;emphasizing their practical roles as therapeutic agents, animal probiotics, and biotechnological tools. Introduces;for the first time;early and new findings in the field by Russian and Estonian researchers! Further improved with the addition of 5 new chapters and 14 new expert contributors, the Second Edition presents state-of-the-art coverage on the molecular biology of lactic acid bacteria and their phages an update on immune modulation current information on health and safety effects on humans and animals relevant to basic research and product development novel methods for utilizing lactic acid bacteria in animal feeds new clinical trial data on the probiotic...


Thoracic Radiology: the Requisites
Theresa C., M.D. McLoud
0801663547
August 15, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
As part of the successful THE REQUISITES series, this volume presents everything the resident needs to know about chest radiology. Its concise and up-to-date coverage prepares residents for exams while providing the practicing radiologist with a quick, practical reference guide. Covering all functional units of organs of the chest, this book discusses diagnostic imaging of the most frequently seen problems in thoracic radiology. Interventional techniques and all imaging methods are also discussed. Abundantly illustrated with over 800 images, this volume integrates all appropriate imaging modalities.

Book Info
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Text for radiology residents. Includes basic knowledge, imaging modalities that are essential in diagnosis, and interventional...


Pulmonary Edema
Michael A. Matthay
082470150X
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive reference illuminates recent breakthroughs in understanding the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and resolution of pulmonary edema, and highlights new therapeutic options for managing patients with accompanying acute respiratory failure.Pooling the experience of more than 40 international experts in the field, Pulmonary Edemareviews state-of-the-art methods and technology for measuring transvascular fluid balance and protein flux in the lungpresents the radiographic, clinical, and laboratory features of pulmonary edema in critically ill patientsoutlines the alveolar epithelial fluid transport capacity of the alveolar epithelium in removing edema fluid from the lungexplains how sepsis, pneumonia, aspiration, and major trauma contribute to pulmonary edemaassesses new approaches for treating...


Live Like You Were Dying: A Story about Living
Michael Morris
1595540253
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

Live Like You Were Dying is the unforgettable story inspired by Tim McGraw's #1 Country Music song of the same name. It weaves a tale of the miracles that happen once you stop being so busy with life that you actually have time to live it.

Millions have embraced the song's lyrics. Now experience the inspirational story that will touch your heart and soul.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Chapter One

A shrill whistle signaling the start of the night shift at the paper mill caused the walls of my office trailer to rattle. Standing at the window, I watched as smoke poured from the tall pipes that lined the top of the plant and twirled up into the dark Georgia sky. The smell of the mill overpowered that of the lukewarm coffee I was...



Fatal Asthma
Albert L. Sheffer
0824701550
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, December 17, 1998
Asthma is one of the commonest chronic diseases. It causes great disability and presumably shortens life. Asthma-related mortality has not been fully assessed, however, and mercifully, the disease rarely kills. Deaths due to asthma have only recently been identified. In 1860, Salter, a pioneer in asthma research, said that "asthma never kills," a view supported later by Osler. The message of this book is that asthma does kill, but that with appropriate therapy no one should die of it. This book addresses several questions. How does asthma kill? Can the patients at risk be identified? And can death be prevented? The first two questions lead to a truism: that if asthma is sufficiently severe, it will kill by causing respiratory failure. Much of the book therefore discusses...


Fundamentals of Body CT
W. Richard Webb
1416000305
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A favorite of radiology residents and practitioners alike, Fundamentals of Body CT makes it remarkably simple to learn how to perform and interpret CT scans. The completely revised and updated 3rd Edition covers the most recent advances in CT technique, including the use of multislice CT to diagnose chest, abdominal, and musculoskeletal abnormalities, as well as the expanded role of 3D CT and CT angiography in clinical practice. The result is today’s most accessible, affordable introduction to body CT!

Book Info
B. Saunders. Univ. of California, San Francisco. Clinical synopsis for medical students and residents. Reviews the appearance of each body area on a CT scan, the use of CT spiral and other current techniques, and major findings for abdominal and other common...


Courage and Information for Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Handbook for Patients, Families and Care Givers Managing COPD, Emphysema, Bronchitis
Rick Carter, et al
1882431073
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Info
Text, for consumers, covering tips, information, and details of daily living with COPD. Chapters include a dialogue between physician and patient, frequently asked questions, you and your doctors, breathing and COPD, treatment, supplemental oxygen, smoking, sleep and sex, exercise and nutrition, severe disease and treatment, surgery, and more. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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