Pulmonary Thoracic Medicine

ABC of Asthma by John Rees

By John Rees

Bronchial asthma is a standard with expanding occurrence. This re-creation of the extremely popular ABC of Asthma has been completely revised near to the most recent British Thoracic Society guidance at the administration of bronchial asthma in kids and adults. It covers the advances in perform and techniques, with a brand new emphasis on supply structures, self-dose overview and supply of care with diversified pharmacological techniques.

The ABC of Asthma is a concise, up to date evaluate of all points of bronchial asthma and includes two new chapters focussing on GP perform matters including clinical administration and organisation of bronchial asthma care. it really is perfect for GPs, junior medical professionals and scientific scholars, nurses, and someone facing the therapy of bronchial asthma in youngsters and adults.

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In: Kryger MH, Roth T, Dement WC, eds. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders, 2000:1197–1215. 4. Keenan SA. Polysomnographic techniques: An overview. In: Chokroverty S, ed. Sleep Disorders Medicine. Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999:151–169. 5. Butkov N. Polysomnography. In: Lee-Chiong TL, Sateia MJ, Carskadon MA, eds. Sleep Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 2002: 605–637. 6. Berry RB. Sleep Medicine Pearls. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 2003.

Indd 33 8/6/2009 8:07:21 PM 34 CHAPTER 2 ^ * ^ FIGURE 2-17 Polysomnogram: CPAP montage; 30-second page. Clinical: 38-year-old woman. Staging: Stage N2 sleep with K complexes (*) and sleep spindles (∧). indd 34 8/6/2009 8:07:21 PM STAGING * 35 ^ FIGURE 2-18 Polysomnogram: Standard montage; 30-second page. Clinical: 44-year-old woman. Staging: Stage N2 sleep with a K complex (*). A vertex wave (∧) is also evident; although they are most prominent in stage N1 sleep, they can be seen occasionally in stage N2 sleep.

There are positive occipital sharp transients (POSTs) (*) and vertex waves (∧). These transients are seen in most persons during stage N1 sleep and occasionally during stage N2 sleep. 5-second page. Clinical: 55-year-old man. Staging: Stage N1 sleep with several POSTs (*). indd 31 8/6/2009 8:07:20 PM 32 CHAPTER 2 * ^ FIGURE 2-15 Polysomnogram: Standard montage; 30-second page. Clinical: 62-year-old man. Staging: Stage N2 sleep with a K complex (*) and repetitive POSTs (∧). indd 32 8/6/2009 8:07:20 PM STAGING 33 * FIGURE 2-16 Polysomnogram: Standard montage; 30-second page.

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