Size: 9.1 M.B
Book Publisher: S. Karger AG (Switzerland) (31 May, 2006)
Book Description: In the face of the rapid developments in sleep medicine, this book seeks to present the current knowledge in the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea. New physiological approaches to modeling sleep and recent pathophysiologic findings in upper airway mechanics as well as the importance of inflammatory and oxidative processes and the underlying genetic aspects are discussed to open up new avenues of investigation for better understanding and improved therapeutic options. Besides the well-known CPAP therapy, chapters describe novel therapeutic methods that are currently under investigation and highlight their future prospects, limitations as well as recommendations for practice. The influence of breathing disturbances on the cardiovascular system during sleep is significant. Reviews of central sleep apnea and of cardiovascular complications of sleep-disordered breathing therefore play an important role in this edition. Some of the chapters are dedicated to specific aspects in children, in the elderly and in pregnancy and receive special attention as sleep apnea is relevant to all ages. The excellent contributions to this volume will be stimulating reading to pneumologists, sleep and ENT specialists, neurologists, dental surgeons, cardiologists, obstetricians, general practitioners as well as public health specialists
Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology
Pocket Atlas of Oral Diseases
Book Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers (November, 2005)
Book Description: Based on the best-selling hardcover edition, the new POCKET ATLAS OF ORAL DISEASES provides complete information on the diagnosis and treatment of oral disease. Featuring more than 200 vivid color photographs, this Thieme Flexibook is the indispensable desktop reference for otolaryngologists, dentists, dermatologists and primary care dental practitioners.
Tags: Atlas, Dental, ENT, Orthodontics
Vertigo and dizziness
Book Publisher: Springer (28 February, 2005)
Book Description: After headache, vertigo and dizziness is the second most common complaint of patients. Vertigo is not a disease entity, but rather an unspecific syndrome consisting of various disorders with different causes. Most syndromes of vertigo can only be correctly diagnosed by means of a careful medical history and physical examination of the patient. The majority of these cases have a benign cause, a favorable natural course, and a positive response to therapy.This short and concise, clinically-oriented book and accompanying DVD with 65 video clips of case histories is for physicians of different specializations who treat patients with vertigo including neurologists and ENT specialists. Easy-to-use, it has an overview of the most important syndromes of vertigo, each with explanatory clinical descriptions and illustrations.Target market: Physicians of different specializations who treat patients with vertigo including neurologists, neurootologic specialists, neuroophthalmology, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology and ENT specialists, and general medicine practitioners.
Size: 2.5 M.B