Inhaler Devices Book

Inhaler Devices

  • Author : Polina Prokopovich
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857098696

Inhaler Devices Excerpt :

Given their direct impact on the health and quality of life for millions, inhalers represent a major turning point in the history of modern medicine. Inhaler devices: Fundamentals, design and drug delivery provides readers with an introduction to the fundamentals of inhaler technology, with a comprehensive discussion of the history of inhalers as well as a discussion on current research and development. Part one discusses the fundamentals and development of inhaler devices as well as drug formulations for inhalers. The treatment of asthma is also discussed. Part two reviews recent developments in drug formulation and nanotechnology for inhaler devices, emerging inhaler technology and possible future trends. Inhaler devices: Fundamentals, design and drug delivery is an essential design guide for good industrial practice, and will be an invaluable resource for those researching and treating conditions such as asthma; and those developing and manufacturing inhalation devices. Introduces the fundamentals of inhaler technology Discusses the history of inhalers as well as current research and development as well as possible future trends Considers the development of inhaler devices, drug formulations and discusses the treatment of asthma

Clinical Asthma Book

Clinical Asthma

  • Author : Jonathan Bernstein
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466585621

Clinical Asthma Excerpt :

Enormous progress in asthma research has been made in the past 50 years, including a greater understanding of its complex pathogenesis and new and more effective therapies. Consequently, the scientific literature has grown vast and can be difficult to integrate. With contributions from a distinguished panel of world-renowned authors, Clinical Asthm

Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions Book

Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions

  • Author : Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 716
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000514360

Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions Excerpt :

Today, more than ever, the pharmacist is a full-member of the health team and many of the pharmacist’s patients are using a host of other devices from various specialty areas of medicine and surgery. Medical Devices for Pharmacy and Other Healthcare Professions presents a comprehensive review of most devices that pharmacists and pharmacy personnel encounter during practice. The devices covered are relevant to pharmacists working in various work settings from hospitals, community pharmacies, and health insurance sector, to regulatory bodies, academia, and research institutes. Even if a pharmacist does not come across each of these devices on a regular basis, the book is a valuable reference source for those occasions when information is needed by a practitioner, and for instructing interns and residents. The book discusses devices needed for special pharmaceutical services and purposes such as residential care homes and primary care based with GPs, pharmacy-based smoking cessation services, pharmacy-based anticoagulant services, pain management and terminal care, medication adherence and automation in hospital pharmacy. Additional features include: Provides information on devices regarding theory, indications, and procedures concerning use, cautions, and place, in therapy. Assists pharmacists in understanding medical devices and instructing patients with the use of these devices. Focuses on providing the available evidence on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of devices and the latest information in the particular field. Other healthcare providers interested in medical devices or involved in patients care where medical devices represent part of the provided care would benefit from the book.

Asthma Education Book

Asthma Education

  • Author : Ian Mitchell
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030778965

Asthma Education Excerpt :

This book comprehensively presents all the necessary information health professionals need to become Certified Asthma Educators. Competent asthma educators must possess a number of skills: they must have appropriate and sound medical and pharmaceutical knowledge; be proficient and effective educators who can influence their patients’ behaviors for the better; and, finally, they need the administrative and organizational skills needed to set up and run efficient clinics at their places of work. The book is divided into three sections to meet those needs: Asthma: The Fundamentals; The Role of Education; and, The Effective Asthma Educator. The first section covers clinical knowledge of asthma, with chapters including lung structure and function, clinical presentation of asthma, and environmental issues in asthma management. The second section delves into the role of educating patients and teaches readers how to best do that with an integrated approach between physician, educator, and patient. The third section looks further into educating techniques with a view of the learning process, considerations for instruction locations, and the role the educator plays overall. The final chapter in the book presents example cases for readers to assess the knowledge they have learned throughout. This second edition serves as both textbook and study guide for certification as well as a long-term reference publication. It has been fully updated from the previous edition with the latest treatment guidelines, medications, and disease monitoring methods. This is an ideal guide for asthma educators, those seeking NAECB certification, and any health professional involved with individuals who have asthma.

4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008 Book

4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008

  • Author : Noor Azuan Abu Osman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-07-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1844
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540691396

4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008 Excerpt :

It is with great pleasure that we present to you a collection of over 200 high quality technical papers from more than 10 countries that were presented at the Biomed 2008. The papers cover almost every aspect of Biomedical Engineering, from artificial intelligence to biomechanics, from medical informatics to tissue engineering. They also come from almost all parts of the globe, from America to Europe, from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific. This set of papers presents to you the current research work being carried out in various disciplines of Biomedical En- neering, including new and innovative researches in emerging areas. As the organizers of Biomed 2008, we are very proud to be able to come-up with this publication. We owe the success to many individuals who worked very hard to achieve this: members of the Technical Committee, the Editors, and the Inter- tional Advisory Committee. We would like to take this opportunity to record our thanks and appreciation to each and every one of them. We are pretty sure that you will find many of the papers illuminating and useful for your own research and study. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves going through them as much as we had enjoyed compiling them into the proceedings. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman Chairperson, Organising Committee, Biomed 2008

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing Book

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

  • Author : Terry Robinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-12
  • Genre: Respiratory infections
  • Pages : 659
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198831815

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing Excerpt :

Offering a systematic description of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, the Handbook covers the assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of each condition. The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing second edition is a unique and invaluable companion for all healthcare professionals working within the specialty.

ABC of COPD Book


  • Author : Graeme P. Currie
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-06-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119212805

ABC of COPD Excerpt :

The third edition of the ABC of COPD provides the entire multidisciplinary team across both primary and secondary care with an up-to-date, easy to read and accessible account of this common lung disorder. Thoroughly updated by experienced clinicians dealing with patients with COPD on a regular basis, it discusses the entire breadth of the condition from epidemiology, causes, diagnosis, treatment and end of life care. This practical and highly visual guide contains new and extensively updated chapters on diagnosis, smoking cessation and interventional approaches as well as expanded content on non-pharmacological and pharmacological management taking into account the most recent national and international guidelines. It also explores practical issues relating to COPD in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen use, air travel, and end of life care. The ABC of COPD is an authoritative and essential guide for specialist nurses, general practitioners, physiotherapists, junior doctors, front line staff working in emergency departments, paramedics, physician associates and students of medicine and its allied disciplines.

Indacaterol Book


  • Author : Alexandre Trifilieff
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9783034807098

Indacaterol Excerpt :

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a multi-component condition that results in increasingly limited airflow, usually associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung. It constitutes a major public health burden worldwide, while only very few effective therapies are available. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Onbrez Breezhaler, a newly approved once-daily inhaled β2 agonist for the treatment of COPD. It reviews the current pharmacotherapy for COPD and discusses topics such as the chemical design and the pre-clinical pharmacology of the molecule, the early clinical development, the INHANCE study (which provides a successful example of the use of an adaptive design in the confirmatory setting) and the Phase III clinical efficacy study, as well as the history and performance of the Breezhaler device. Finally, a list of emerging targets is included that could well offer future treatment options for COPD.

Textbook of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Book

Textbook of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Author : Enrico Clini
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319658889

Textbook of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Excerpt :

This book provides up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of the multidisciplinary approach to pulmonary rehabilitation that is essential in order to achieve optimal results. It will be an ideal resource especially for pulmonologists in training, but will also be of value for physiotherapists, other health care professionals, and technicians. Detailed information is presented on the diverse program components in pulmonary rehabilitation, with clear explanation of the roles of the nutritionist, psychologist, occupational therapist, respiratory nurse, and physical activity coach. Guidance is provided on identification of candidates for pulmonary rehabilitation and on all aspects of assessment, including exercise capacity, muscle function, and physical activity. Patient-centered, economic, and other outcomes are examined, with separate discussion of combined outcome assessment. Furthermore, due consideration is given to organizational aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation and to rehabilitation in specific scenarios, e.g., thoracic oncology and surgery, transplantation, and the ICU. The authors are internationally recognized experts selected for their expertise in the topics they discuss.

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E Book Book

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E Book

  • Author : Cate Whittlesea
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702070105

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics E Book Excerpt :

‘This new edition of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics was really very helpful when I was doing an MSc course in Advancing Pharmacy Practice and it was really very helpful in all the clinical diseases I have to read for my PBL. I also used it as one of my most reliable reference books for the in-course simulation ward rounds and other clinical case studies. It is a great book to have as a practising clinical or hospital pharmacist or even community pharmacist. It will also be of great use to anyone doing a course in pharmacotherapy. This book will always be of use to you throughout your studentship or when practising after graduation. It is also more portable than most other pharmacotherapy textbooks with the same amount of information.’ Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling, multi-disciplinary textbook continues to draw on the skills of pharmacists, clinicians and nurses to present optimal drug regimens. The authors integrate an understanding of the disease processes with an appreciation of the pathophysiological processes, clinical pharmacy and the evidence base. Each chapter is co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician, and each chapter begins with key points and ends with cases to test understanding. The sixth edition is now on StudentConsult for the first time, giving online access to the full text. Key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter Case-study boxes throughout the chapters Each chapter co-written by a pharmacist and a clinician In-depth treatment of therapeutics to support pharmaceutical prescribing Logical order and format: key points, epidemiology, aetiology, disease, clinical manifestations, investigations and treatment, drugs used in treatment. Dosage reference sources given where appropriate, along with useful websites and further reading for each chapter. New co-editor, Karen Hodson Over 10 new authors Now in 4-colour On StudentConsult for the first time New chapter on Dementia Many new and revised illustrations Chapters revise

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Book

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Author : Michael Pearson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405140164

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Excerpt :

This book brings a new approach to the subject of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, highlighting the current areas of controversy and debate. It addresses many of the key issues surrounding the diseases, its causes, clinical assessment and management. Internationally renowned experts critically appraise the literature and combine this with their own clinical and research experience to present an informed view of a wide range of issues. Arguments are therefore supported by the most recently available evidence. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Critical Debates provides the reader with an up-to-date interpretation of the clinical trial data in this field and their relevance to daily practice.

Childhood Asthma Book

Childhood Asthma

  • Author : Stanley J Szefler
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 9780849352249

Childhood Asthma Excerpt :

This reference collects the latest studies on the development, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood asthma and offers current perspectives on new technologies that will shape the management of pediatric asthma in the forthcoming decade-illustrating how advances in pulmonary function measurement, inflammatory markers, imaging, and pharmacogenetics will enhance the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in years to come.

Targeting Chronic Inflammatory Lung Diseases Using Advanced Drug Delivery Systems Book

Targeting Chronic Inflammatory Lung Diseases Using Advanced Drug Delivery Systems

  • Author : Kamal Dua
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128208885

Targeting Chronic Inflammatory Lung Diseases Using Advanced Drug Delivery Systems Excerpt :

Targeting Chronic Inflammatory Lung Diseases Using Advanced Drug Delivery Systems explores the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics to improve pulmonary disease management, looking down to the nanoscale level for an efficient system of targeting and managing respiratory disease. The book examines numerous nanoparticle-based drug systems such as nanocrystals, dendrimers, polymeric micelles, protein-based, carbon nanotube, and liposomes that can offer advantages over traditional drug delivery systems. Starting with a brief introduction on different types of nanoparticles in respiratory disease conditions, the book then focuses on current trends in disease pathology that use different in vitro and in vivo models. The comprehensive resource is designed for those new to the field and to specialized scientists and researchers involved in pulmonary research and drug development. Explores recent perspectives and challenges regarding the management and diagnosis of chronic respiratory diseases Provides insights into how advanced drug delivery systems can be effectively formulated and delivered for the management of various pulmonary diseases Includes the most recent information on diagnostic methods and treatment strategies using controlled drug delivery systems (including nanotechnology)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care Book

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care

  • Author : Margaret Barnett
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-05-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470033906

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care Excerpt :

Until recently COPD was largely neglected by health professionals and viewed as the Cinderella of respiratory conditions. Many patients were seen as heart-sink cases with a self-inflicted disease. But views are now changing and COPD, like other chronic conditions managed within primary care, has taken on a higher profile within the Government and NHS agenda. This book reflects that change. It looks at the treatment of COPD in primary care: in the GP surgery, in outpatient clinics, and through district and community nursing. COPD management does not depend on purely medical intervention; much can be done to help these patients from a psychological, social and holistic perspective to cope with their everyday activities. Patients lead a frightening existence, struggling to breathe and to cope with their symptoms. The book helps nurses and other healthcare professionals to support these patients.