Acute Blood Purification

H. Suzuki Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

Acute organ damage and the ensuing multiple organ failure are the result of a pathophysiological process involving various cytokines. Once activated, these proteins cannot be eliminated even when the kidneys function at their maximum capacity. To counteract this mechanism, researchers in Japan have developed an innovative concept employing blood purification to remove the overwhelming cytokines.This book describes the use of hemodiafiltration to inhibit the cytokine storms which cause serious organ damage in patients with septic shock. Moreover, the technical construction of the blood purification system, which includes various machines, devices, membranes, fluids, etc., is explained in detail. Finally, leading experts discuss the concept of continuous renal replacement therapy as the standard care in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury.Describing the current state of acute blood purification, this publication provides new impulses and opens new avenues in the treatment of acute organ damage.

ISBN10 : 9783805594790 , ISBN13 : 3805594798

Page Number : 204

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Dr Peter Nakaji Oxford University Press

Part of the Neurosurgery by Example series, this volume on cerebrovascular neurosurgery presents exemplary cases in which renowned authors guide readers through the assessment and planning, decision making, surgical procedure, after care, and complication management of common and uncommon disorders. The cases explore the spectrum of clinical diversity and complexity within cerebrovascular neurosurgery, including aneurysms, ischemic/occlusive disease, arteriovenous malformation, dural arteriovenous fistula, and more. Each chapter also contains 'pivot points' that illuminate changes required to manage patients in alternate or atypical situations, and pearls for accurate diagnosis, successful treatment, and effective complication management. Containing a focused review of medical evidence and expected outcomes, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery is appropriate for neurosurgeons who wish to learn more about a subspecialty, and those preparing for the American Board of Neurological Surgery oral examination.

ISBN10 : 9780190887735 , ISBN13 : 0190887737

Page Number : 320

Safety Of Diagnostic Ultrasound

S.B. Barnett CRC Press

This is a comprehensive, up-to-date clinical textbook on the bioeffects and safety of diagnostic ultrasound in obstetrics. It is an authoritative and detailed work, but free of technical jargon and formulas. In thirteen chapters by respected authorities from the United States, England, and Australia, it presents a well defined, logical progression of clinically relevant information beginning with a description of the ultrasound output of modern equipment. It describes the biological effects that can be produced, including the effects of ultrasound exposure on fetal development, sensitivity to diagnostic ultrasound, cavitation produced by diagnostic pulses, echocontrast agents, and acoustic streaming and radiation pressure in diagnostic applications. It also analyzes the latest clinical risk-benefit studies, cost effectiveness, and safety regulations, recommendations, and guidelines. It is unquestionably today's definitive textbook authority on safety in diagnostic ultrasound. In cludes bibliographic references and index.

ISBN10 : 1850706468 , ISBN13 : 9781850706465

Page Number : 158

Coronary Vasomotion Abnormalities

Hiroaki Shimokawa Springer Nature

This book reviews the latest findings on epicardial coronary spasm and coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), important diseases for understanding coronary artery vasomotion abnormalities. The book chiefly consists of two major parts, each of which explores the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases. The chapters present a range of experimental and clinical studies, including the editor’s life’s work on coronary spasm; how Rho-kinase activation plays an important role in connection with the disease; how chronic adventitial inflammation is a central pathophysiology of the spasm; the importance of Rho-kinase activation in the pathogenesis of CMD; how epicardial spasm and CMD frequently co-exist; and much more. Coronary Vasomotion Abnormalities will help practicing cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular biologists and radiologists understand the latest issues concerning the clinical, interventional, and surgical management of these conditions, and offer these readers valuable insights into the effective treatment of microvascular angina.

ISBN10 : 9789811575945 , ISBN13 : 9811575940

Page Number : 155

Decoding Cardiac Electrophysiology

Afzal Sohaib Springer Nature

This book provides a concise overview of cardiac electrophysiology for cardiologists who are not electrophysiologists and for allied cardiovascular professionals, cardiology registrars and fellows who are new to the field. It familiarises them with the main procedures performed in the electrophysiology laboratory. Emphasis is placed on helping the reader develop a core understanding of how data is collected and interpreted in the electrophysiology laboratory, and how this is used to guide ablation for the commonest arrhythmias including AV nodal re-entry tachycardia, accessory pathways, atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. Decoding Cardiac Electrophysiology: Understanding the Techniques and Defining the Jargon will translate some of the technical terminology and data frequently used by electrophysiologists into terms and concepts familiar to the wider cardiovascular community. This includes the interpretation of electrograms and 3D electro-anatomical maps of common arrhythmias. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for all non-electrophysiologists seeking a guide to the topic and for electrophysiology trainees establishing their core knowledge and skills in the field. The aim is that this should be the first book anyone new to the field should choose to read.

ISBN10 : 9783030286729 , ISBN13 : 303028672X

Page Number : 109