The standard textbook for respiratory medicine in India - a 2 volume set with coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of the most common problems encountered in the practice of critical care with an interdisciplinary approach to critical care medicine. Thoroughly updated with separate sections on Respiratory History, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, Radiology and Diagnostic techniques. Divided into 22 sections which are further divided into updated 163 chapters beginning with the history and physiology of respiratory medicine, the text examines not only diseases of the respiratory system, but also cuts across various other specialties of medicine, critical care, occupational and environmental medicine, sleep medicine, aviation, altitude problems, cardiology, pediatrics and more.
Later part of the book covers infectious diseases especially tropical diseases, pulmonary infections including respiratory physiology and tuberculosis, respiratory diagnosis, respiratory sleep disorders, respiratory critical care, pulmonary manifestations of systemic diseases.
Multiple chapters review pulmonary radiographs including CT, nuclear imaging, bronchoscopy, and thoracoscopy.
Presents concise, yet comprehensive information for day-to-day practice. Abridged form of textbook of pulmonary and critical care medicine (2nd edition). includes 101 chapters to covers clinical respiratory medicine, critical care, sleep medicine and respiratory perspectives. It is reader-friendly with simple language. Written by eminent authors from across the globe. Useful for educators, pulmonologists, internists, intensivists, paediatricians, medical students and practitioners, who are treating patients with lung diseases.
The reliance on oxygen therapy has enhanced and indications expanded. Some of the broad areas in which the progress has been specially noticeable include the long-term use of domiciliary oxygen, the hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the alternate oxygen carriers. There are also several advancements in oxygen delivery devices and the related equipments. The understanding of the side effects and the toxicity of oxygen has also increased. This revised edition includes all the recent advances and some of the new scientific developments as well as update the information on other subjects. This book provides short but concise information on different aspects of oxygen meant as a therapeutic agent. It lays the scientific foundations on oxygen therapy, primarily for the clinicians. It also lays stress on a rational and well regulated use of oxygen as a core drug than a mere add on tonic.
'Medical Encounters' chronicles the stories of patients seen by the author in his medical career of about half a century. From a man with scalded palms in 1968 to a youth in 2012 whose father needed lung transplantation; from one young lady isolated for her disease to another who defied medical advice; from Griffth who hid drug-abuse to Dr. Paul who came for a short visit, the tales provide an extra ordinary glimpse of the trials and tribulations faced by patients in their heroic struggle against disease and death. The pen portraits reflected in this fascinating book encompass the lives of Prime Ministers, Governors, Chief-Ministers, Judges, highly placed officials, army-men, police officers, newly married couples, precocious teen agers, wealthy men and farm-labourers. Thoughtful insights, combined with historical vignettes make this book a compelling read and above that, a captivating story of life and the living process.
Aging and dying are inevitable. However, coming to terms with this truth can be difficult, especially in the modern context with an excessive dependence and faith in biomedicine. Advances in biomedicine and life-prolongation strategies along with changes in social-cultural structures pose a different kind of predicament - the percentage of aging population is on the rise and, at the same time, traditional strategies for taking care of the elderly and their problems are being replaced by more impersonal state-driven methods. India, with its large population, poor biomedical facilities for the average person and widespread poverty, yet fast changing attitudes towards family and the aged, faces a great crisis today. The collection of essays in this volume addresses different aspects of this issue. The first section is both philosophical and prescriptive. It explores our rich religious and philosophical tradition to probe the very concepts of life and death and then suggests strategies - age old and time-tested - for coping with the inevitability of aging and dying. Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic perspectives on aging, dying, euthanasia and related concepts are explored and coping strategies suggested. The second section deals with socio-ethical issues related to aging and dying in the Indian context, in light of the existing state of affairs and possible directions for the future. The third and final section looks at the most pressing problems that confront both Indian society and medicine - end-of-life care.
This volume covers data describing the role of free radicals and antioxidants in respiratory disorders, including the data that deal with clinical and pre-clinical trials. Chapters describe the relationship of oxidative stress to a number of respiratory and pulmonary conditions from a basic science and clinical perspective, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, acute lung injury, pulmonary hypertension, toxicity and fibrosis, cancer and asbestosis. The book also discusses the use of conventional biomarkers of oxidative stress and breath condensates as adjuncts to classical laboratory testing, the effect of antioxidants on cellular protection, as well as the development of novel antioxidant modalities.
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Protection: The Science of Free Radical Biology and< Disease provides an overview of the basic principles of free radical formation. The text delves into free radical formation in molecular biology and its effect on subcellular damage, as well as the role of antioxidant reserves as a protective mechanism.
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Protection begins with a historical perspective of pioneers in oxidative stress with an introductory section that explains the basic principles related to oxidative stress in biochemistry and molecular biology, demonstrating both pathways and biomarkers. This section also covers diagnostic imaging and differential diagnostics. The following section covers psychological, physiologic, pharmacologic and pathologic correlates. This section addresses inheritance, gender, nutrition, obesity, family history, behavior modification, natural herbal-botanical products, and supplementation in the treatment of disease. Clinical trials are also summarized for major medical disorders and efficacy of treatment, with particular focus on inflammation, immune response, recycling, disease progression, outcomes and interventions. Each of the chapters describes what biomarker(s) and physiological functions may be relevant to a concept of specific disease and potential alternative therapy. The chapters cover medical terminology, developmental change, effects of aging, senescence, lifespan, and wound healing, and also illustrates cross-over exposure to other fields. The final chapter covers how and when to interpret appropriate data used in entry level biostatistics and epidemiology.
Authored and edited by leaders in the field, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Protection will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers studying cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry, as well professionals in various health science fields.