Attention to reducing the major risk factors Contemporary coronary care involves a associated with the development of arterio- multitude of measures: efforts to prevent the sclerosis has been widespread and appears to acute event; thrombolytic therapy to abort have lowered the incidence of coronary artery infarction; pharmacological measures to delay disease. Nevertheless, acute myocardial and reduce ischemic cell death; monitoring of infarction and related ischemic syndromes the hemodynamic consequences of myocardial represent the most common causes of death as infarction; treatment of acute pump failure; use well as one of the principal reasons for of modern electrical devices as well as a large hospitalization in the industrialized world. In number of new drugs to prevent and treat light of this, care of the patient with acute cardiac arrhythmias; and finally, identification coronary disease remains a major medical prior to hospital discharge of patients who are at challenge. high risk for recurrent infarction or sudden The approach to managing patients with death and the choice of the appropriate acute myocardial infarction can be said to have management approach. evolved through three major phases. For the This fine book provides comprehensive first half-century after Herrick's landmark descriptions of these various aspects of paper describing this condition was published in contemporary coronary care. It is accurate, 1912, management consisted primarily of thorough, and easily readable.
Travel medicine is accepted as a unique subspecialty in medicine. With more persons travelling to tropical and subtropical destinations, travel medicine is becoming an increasing challenge for the health care systems in many countries. New trends in tourism, such as trekking in sub-Saharan Africa, expose tourist travellers to unusual parasitic diseases. The global public health community has been confronting the challenges of the emergence and rapid world-wide spreading of new influenza virus strains, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), chikungunya virus, drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and many other pathogens. The present book provides an epidemiological based country-to-country guide to disease prevention and treatment; information on endemic diseases; necessary prevention guidelines, public health indicators, and an update of recent disease outbreaks.
This practical guide to the basic structure of Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) information provides strategies and techniques for successful research results using both print and electronic media. Describing terms in a clear and accessible language and providing examples and directions on how to locate and access information, this book will prove valuable to anyone with a serious interest in the field.
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