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: 5374

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.
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ABC of Interventional Cardiology

Author: Ever D. Grech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0727915460

Category: Medical

Page: 51

View: 9601

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.
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ABC of Hypertension

Author: D. Gareth Beevers,Gregory Y. H. Lip,Eoin T. O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171359

Category: Medical

Page: 88

View: 1891

Hypertension is a condition which affects millions of people worldwide and its treatment greatly reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. This fully revised and updated edition of the ABC of Hypertension is an established guide providing all the non-specialist needs to know about the measurement of blood pressure and the investigation and management of hypertensive patients. This new edition provides comprehensively updated and revised information on how and whom to treat. The ABC of Hypertension will prove invaluable to general practitioners who may be screening large numbers of patients for hypertension, as well as nurse practitioners, midwives and other healthcare professionals.
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ABC of Obesity

Author: Naveed Sattar,Mike Lean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312707

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 7944

Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide, leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression and accelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportion of men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a new guide which will aid its effective management, addressing issues such as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery. Recent evidence is used to highlight frequent problems, successful treatment options, and the most common causes. Written by leading experts, this is a widely accessible text and an indispensable guide for all general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment and research of this common condition.
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ABC of Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Gregory Y. H. Lip

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727910707

Category: Medical

Page: 36

View: 7508

A unique book, covering the treatment of the commonest sustained cardiac arrhythmia in both hospital and general practice. It brings together the theory, principals, and practice of managing this condition in the light of the many recent advances in treatment.
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ABC of Nutrition

Author: A. Stewart Truswell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431422X

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 5504

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.
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ABC of COPD

Author: Graeme P. Currie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212855

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 4023

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
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ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography

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

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727915368

Category: Medical

Page: 80

View: 904

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.
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Big Thoughts for Little People

ABC's to Help You Grow

Author: Kenneth N. Taylor

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414333102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2207

Presents alphabetically arranged entries from A to Z on such virtues as forgiveness, kindness, and unselfishness, with advice for children on how to live as Christians.
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A B C Club: End of an Era

Author: Sunny W

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483443507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 2736

The disease of alcohol and drug addiction affects millions of people—some of whom are willing to acknowledge their addiction and therefore seek recovery. The nature of the disease is so crippling that the individual has to either find recovery or else be left with two dreadful options: physical and mental instability or death. ABC Club—End of an Era describes the history of a safe place where recovering addicts and alcoholics lived while pursuing sobriety, and it focuses on the many interactions and idiosyncrasies of each personality with interviews and other first-hand accounts. Two people operated the treatment center for over thirty-five years, Danny and Helen Leahy—a crusty, down to earth, no-nonsense man and a beautiful, soft, warm and gentle woman. The result was that these two very different people with their different personalities were able to have countless numbers of people utilize recovery and thus learn about a new way of life at the ABC Club.
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Special Heart

A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

Author: Bret Baier

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455583642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2434

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier shares the New York Times bestselling story of his son Paul's ongoing battle with heart disease, and how it transformed his own life and family. This deeply touching personal story is told through the eyes of a journalist as he faces his life's greatest crisis: caring for his critically ill son. With the acute insight of a seasoned reporter, and the deep love of a husband and father, Baier shares behind-the-scenes stories and emotional narrative of young Paul's life thus far. Bret and his wife Amy emerge-just like their brave young son-scarred but infinitely stronger, and clearly understanding what matters most in life. Told by a loving father and master storyteller, this hope-filled account offers an inspirational glimpse into the family of a man who just happens to be someone millions turn to for the day's news. One hundred percent of what the author receives from the sale of this book is donated to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.
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Practical Interventional Cardiology

Third Edition

Author: Ever D. Grech

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498735118

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 6215

This new and comprehensively revised third edition of Practical Interventional Cardiology, led by an eminent UK Cardiologist and supported by contributing authors from around the world, discusses the different interventional procedures by context and addresses current guidelines and ongoing trials, including European experience with non-FDA approved devices. It represents an extended practical reference for the Interventional Cardiologist, Fellows in training, catheter laboratory Nursing and Technical staff as well as the non-invasive Cardiologist and General Physician. Rather than providing detailed and exhaustive reviews – a criticism of many Interventional Cardiology texts – the purpose of this book is to present practical information regarding Interventional procedures and important topics in Cardiology. An emphasis on clarity, clinical relevance and up-to-date information has been favoured as well as discussion of points of controversy so frequently overlooked."
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ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Author: Gregory Whyte,Mark Harries,Clyde Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431291X

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 8432

This third edition provides a concise and thorough overview of the expanding and fast moving field of sports medicine. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated and several new chapters have been added. From the treatment at pitch side, exercise induced asthma, and overtraining syndrome to performance in a polluted environment, this book covers the latest topics. This highly illustrated, practical guide will be invaluable to general practitioners, physiotherapists, and all health professionals who deal with the treatment and prevention of sports related injuries.
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ABC of Diabetes

Author: Peter J. Watkins

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727911896

Category: Medical

Page: 69

View: 3506

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Author: Andrea Beaty

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3951

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."—Publishers Weekly "The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray." —Kirkus Reviews "This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions." —Booklist Award 2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
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Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad,Ross C. Murfin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312457537

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

View: 7873

"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.
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Heartsounds

The Story of a Love and Loss

Author: Martha Lear

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497648378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 748

View: 8432

The national bestseller and undying testament of a wife’s love for her husband as he embarks on the fight of his life On a story assignment in France for the New York Times Magazine, Martha Weinman Lear has just escaped tourist-infested Cannes for a quiet pension in the hills behind the Riviera when she gets the call from New York. Her husband has suffered a massive heart attack and is in the hospital. Harold Lear, a fifty-three-year-old urologist and leader in the field of human sexuality research, suddenly finds himself in the helpless role of the patient. Ripping into the Lears’ lives and marriage, Hal’s coronary disease sends them on a journey through New York City’s medical maze. With bittersweet poignancy, Lear chronicles her husband’s valiant efforts to combat his sickness as more heart attacks and devastating postsurgical complications befall him. A stunning work of medical drama and journalism, Heartsounds is above all the gripping story of a passionate, enduring love.
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Chronic Diseases: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Effects, and Treatments [2 volumes]

Author: Jean Kaplan Teichroew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440801045

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 852

View: 1909

This comprehensive two-volume work provides an overview of an area of growing concern, offering readers a one-stop resource for researching the chronic conditions that increasingly plague our society. • Presents comprehensive, up-to-date information in an easily accessible style • Examines the many facets of researching, diagnosing, and controlling chronic diseases • Covers preventive measures such as selecting a nutrition plan, physical activity, vaccinations, and screenings • Explores topics within their historical and societal context and in correlation with the standards of health education • Brings together the expertise of a wide range of respected professionals
Posted in Health & Fitness

Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

The Complete Original Text

Author: Geoffrey Arthur Rose,Kay-Tee Khaw,M. G. Marmot

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192630971

Category: Medical

Page: 171

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The Strategy of Preventive Medicine, by Geoffrey Rose, published in 1993 and remains the classic text for anyone involved in preventive medicine. It puts forward the theory that the essential determinants of the health of society are to be found in its mass characteristics. The deviant minority can only be understood when seen in its societal context, and effective prevention requires changes which involve the population as a whole. He explores the options forprevention of both common medical and behavioural disorders, illustrating his ideas by a variety of examples ranging from heart disease to alcoholism and road accidents. This reissue brings the originaltext to a new generation involved in preventive medicine. Khaw and Marmot retain the original text intact, but have added their own perspective on the work. They examine what relevance Rose's ideas might have in the era of the human genome project and other major scientific advances, they consider examples of how the theory might be applied and generalised in medicine and beyond, and they discuss what implications it holds for the future. Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine will ensure thatthis seminal work continues to be read by future generations involved in preventive medicine.
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Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 9490

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.
Posted in Business & Economics