VA Sleep Apnea Field Manual

Author: Chris Attig
Publisher: Veterans Law Blog
ISBN: 099165949X
Release Date: 2016-09-20

This book was written by a VA Accredited Attorney to help US Veterans cut through the fog of their VA Sleep Apnea Claims. This book will take you step-by-step through the VA Sleep Apnea claim and help you discover: * Why it is important to get your VA sleep apnea service-connected now. * How to build the four pillars of a VA sleep apnea claim. * What evidence you need to prove and win a VA sleep apnea claim. * The four most common VA sleep apnea claim scenarios and step-by-step guides to proving them. * Specific steps to take to avoid common mistakes Veterans make in sleep apnea claims. * Much more.

Sleep Apnea the Phantom of the Night

Author: Thomas Scott Johnson
Publisher: New Technology Pub
ISBN: 1882431057
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Sleep apnea disrupts the lives of millions of unsuspecting victims. Their struggle to breathe during sleep is a major cause of daytime sleepiness, accidents, poor health, lost years of productivity and happiness, and even death. Specialists in sleep disorders (Johnson, Broughton and others) and a patient (Halberstadt) have created a medical guide and self-help book in one handy resource. They guide people with snoring and sleep apnea and their families to take advantage of dramatically effective medical treatment. Broughton, the medical director of the accredited University of Alabama Knollwood Sleep Disorders Center, updates current advances. Demko reviews oral appliance therapy. They explain sleep as well as sleep apnea, and show the person with apnea how to recognize it, obtain a diagnosis, treat it, and overcome social, physical, or emotional obstacles to recovery. Coverage of treatments includes CPAP, bi-level, and automatic positive pressure treatment devices, surgery, and oral appliances. Travel, precautions for surgery, internet resources, directories of organizations, equipment and manufacturers. "Wonderful book-changed my life!" -RL "The disease had extraordinary impact upon my life, affecting my personality, relationships, family, and career. You bring a profound message of hope..." -Lawrence Larsen, Software Engineer. "More scientific, clinical, and practical information than is provided in most medical, respiratory, and nursing schools." -Respiratory Care.

Essentials of Polysomnography

Author: William H. Spriggs
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284030280
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Essentials of Polysomnography, Second Edition is a 386-page full color text designed specifically for sleep technicians and professionals. The new compact design and layout includes the same amount of content from the First Edition, with updated content and images. This textbook is written by William H. Spriggs, a certified sleep technician, and is used in hospitals, sleep labs, physician offices, and colleges and universities around the world. The Second Edition is ideal for training new sleep technicians, and students interested in studying polysomnography, as well as physicians, sleep lab managers, DME reps, and sleep lab front office staff members. The new edition's content and questions reflect the new ICSD-3 classifications, AASM Rules and address the BRPT new exam blueprints as well as the revised AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events released in July 2013, content includes: An overview of normal sleep and the history of sleep disorders Patient education and the patient flow process Life as a Sleep Technician Patient Hookup Procedures Polysomnography overview and interpretation Pediatric sleep medicine Hundreds of sample epochs depicting sleep stages, artifacts, and events New Chapters/Topics in the Second Edition include: Medical and Neurological effects on sleep Effects of Medicine on Sleep Updated, as well as more, coverage on ECG All content is updated to reflect the ICSD-3, AASM, and BRPT changes

Caring for the Ventilator Dependent Child

Author: Laura M. Sterni
Publisher: Humana Press
ISBN: 9781493937493
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Medical

This book is an important new resource for clinicians caring for ventilator dependent children, who often have complex health care needs, are supported by advanced technology and are at high-risk of serious complications. Despite the complicated health care needs of children who rely on chronic respiratory support, there are few guidelines and little evidence available to guide the clinicians who care for these patients. This book covers the many aspects involved in the care of these complex children, with input from experts in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, intensive care, ethics, respiratory therapy, and nursing. In depth chapters provide an introduction to the use of chronic invasive and non-invasive ventilation in children and describe and review what is known about methods of delivering ventilator support, care of the chronically ventilated patient in the community , use of chronic ventilator support in patients with disorders commonly leading to respiratory failure and outcomes for patients and their caregivers. This book is intended to be useful not only for pediatric pulmonologists, but also for intensivists, cardiologists, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists and the primary care physicians involved in the complexities of managing care for this unique group of special needs children.

The Parasomnias and Other Sleep Related Movement Disorders

Author: Michael J. Thorpy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139485722
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Medical

The first authoritative review on the parasomnias - disorders that cause abnormal behavior during sleep - this book contains many topics never before covered in detail. The behaviors associated with parasomnias may lead to injury of the patient or bed-partner, and may have forensic implications. These phenomena are common but often unrecognized, misdiagnosed, or ignored in clinical practice. With increasing awareness of abnormal behaviors in sleep, the book fulfils the need for in-depth descriptions of clinical and research aspects of these disorders, including differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, morbidity, and functional consequences of each condition, where known. Appropriate behavioral and pharmacological treatments are addressed in detail. There are authoritative sections on disorders of arousal, parasomnias usually associated with REM sleep, sleep-related movement disorders and other variants, and therapy of parasomnias. Sleep specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sleep disorders will find this book essential reading.

The Medicalization of Society

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801892341
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Social Science

This thought-provoking study offers valuable insight into not only how medicalization got to this point but how it may continue to evolve.

The Oxygen Advantage

Author: Patrick McKeown
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062349484
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

A simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body’s oxygen use, increasing your health, weight loss, and sports performance—whether you’re a recovering couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. With a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola. Achieve more with less effort: The secret to weight loss, fitness, and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of your body—how you breathe. One of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is a rarely identified problem: chronic over-breathing. We often take many more breaths than we need—without realizing it—contributing to poor health and fitness, including a host of disorders, from anxiety and asthma to insomnia and heart problems. In The Oxygen Advantage, the man who has trained over 5,000 people—including Olympic and professional athletes—in reduced breathing exercises now shares his scientifically validated techniques to help you breathe more efficiently. Patrick McKeown teaches you the fundamental relationship between oxygen and the body, then gets you started with a Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) to determine how efficiently your body uses oxygen. He then shows you how to increase your BOLT score by using light breathing exercises and learning how to simulate high altitude training, a technique used by Navy SEALs and professional athletes to help increase endurance, weight loss, and vital red blood cells to dramatically improve cardio-fitness. Following his program, even the most out-of-shape person (including those with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma) can climb stairs, run for a bus, or play soccer without gasping for air, and everyone can achieve: Easy weight loss and weight maintenance Improved sleep and energy Increased concentration Reduced breathlessness during exercise Heightened athletic performance Improved cardiovascular health Elimination of asthmatic symptoms, and more. With The Oxygen Advantage, you can look better, feel better, and do more—it’s as easy as breathing.

Harrison s Manual of Medicine 16th Edition

Author: Dennis L. Kasper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071466981
Release Date: 2005-03-09
Genre: Medical

The authority of Harrison’s at the point of care! Covering the full scope of internal medicine, the new edition of this “mini-textbook” is thoroughly revised to reflect new content areas and quicker retrieval of clinical information. The manual continues to focus on diagnosis and therapy with an emphasis on patient care. Features a new section on Care of the Hospitalized Patient, with a new chapter on Procedures in Internal Medicine as well as a section on patient admittance orders.

Cpt 2004

Author: American Medical Association
Publisher: American Medical Association Press
ISBN: 1579474217
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Medical

- New - Category II supplemental tracking codes and information for performance measurement - All 2004 codes, modifiers and guidelines including deleted codes for 2004 - Color-coded symbol and highlight indicates new and revised text - Summary of additions, deletions and revisions in Appendix B. Deleted codes for 2004 appear with a strikeout to help the user code claims from 2003, and new text appears underlined. This provides a quick reference to 2004 changes without having to refer to previous editions for the original code language. - Place of Service Codes with facility name and description. These codes are used on professional claims to specify the entity where service(s) are rendered. - Color-bleed bars and thumb-notch tabs help you quickly located code sections - Procedural and anatomical illustrations help to visually confirm procedures being coded. - Color-coded keys make identifying section headings, subsections, code changes, and coding alerts easier. - Color-coded symbol directs you to the exact issue of CPT Assistant, the AMA's premier coding newsletter or CPT Changes publications that contain in-depth information you need to code accurately.

Pulmonary respiratory Therapy Secrets

Author: Polly E. Parsons
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1560534273
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical

The new edition of this popular pulmonary/respiratory therapy text in question-and-answer format is completely updated and expanded. The new edition contains expanded coverage of endoscopy. Great as a concise clinical text or as a review for rounds and exams.

Hazzard s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology 7E

Author: Jeffrey B. Halter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071833462
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Genre: Medical

The gold-standard text on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly – completely updated with a new full-color presentation A Doody's Core Title for 2017! The definitive treatise on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive text combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics, offering a uniquely holistic approach to this ever-expanding area of medicine. Written by some of the world’s most respected geriatricians, Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition presents up-to-date, evidence-based information in a rich new full-color design. Unmatched as a textbook, this classic is also valuable to fellows in geriatric medicine. Hazzards’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition is logically divided into five parts: Principles of Gerontology, Principles of Geriatrics, Geriatric Syndromes, Principles of Palliative Medicine, and Organ Systems and Diseases. Within its pages, you will find balanced, authoritative coverage of every essential topic – from evaluation and management to nutrition and palliative medicine. Here’s why the Seventh Edition is the best edition ever: • NEW full-color design with hundreds of color photographs • NEW chapters: Quality of Care in Older Adults, Common Non-Pain Symptoms in Older Adults, Strategies of Effective Communication Around Advanced Illness, Palliative Medicine in the Continuum of Care Including Hospice, Coagulation Disorders, and Plasma Cell Disorders • MORE chapters on Palliative Medicine • NEW Learning Objectives and Key Points added to each chapter • MORE tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms • EVIDENCE-BASED through the use of the latest clinical practice guidelines , references to systemic reviews, and critically appraised topics • UPDATED to reflect the most current clinical breakthroughs and advances for managing older adults in various settings