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Heart Failure—Optimal Pharmacological Therapy

J.Paul Rocchiccioli and John J. V. Mcmurray

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter addresses the state of knowledge in the evidence-based management of heart failure (HF) with medications. Diuretics were amongst the first therapies to be used in the treatment of HF. ... More


Treatment and Prevention of Essential Hypertension

Kevin T. Larkin

in Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter focuses on the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment and prevention of hypertension. It first discusses some antihypertensive medications that could be prescribed to treat high ... More


Blood Pressure and Orthostatic Hypotension: Faints, Near-Faints, and Lightheadedness

J. Eric Ahlskog

in Dementia with Lewy Body and Parkinson's Disease Patients: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199977567
eISBN:
9780197563342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199977567.003.0022
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Neurology

Case example: Mrs. H. feels lightheaded intermittently during the day. This happens exclusively when she is up and about. Sometimes she notes graying of vision with these episodes. The feeling is ... More


Clinical Sciences

Iqbal Khan (ed.)

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198746720
eISBN:
9780191916908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746720.003.0005
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Which of these could cause a reduced transfer factor? Left-to-right shunt Exercise Convalescent asthma Pulmonary haemorrhage Emphysema Hemispatial neglect is usually associated ... More


Cardiovascular System

Gautam Mehta and Bilal Iqbal

in Clinical Medicine for the MRCP PACES: Volume 1: Core Clinical Skills

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199542550
eISBN:
9780191917738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199542550.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

1. Always mention presence/absence of signs of endocarditis in any patient with physical signs of valvular heart disease. More than often, they are absent—but this is an important negative finding. ... More


Hospitalization and Nursing Facilities: Keeping Everyone on the Same Page

J. Eric Ahlskog

in Dementia with Lewy Body and Parkinson's Disease Patients: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199977567
eISBN:
9780197563342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199977567.003.0032
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Neurology

Nearly all of us end up in the hospital for something sooner or later. The unique problems of Lewy disorders and medications can challenge hospital care teams. On a related note, some individuals ... More


Respiratory System

Gautam Mehta and Bilal Iqbal

in Clinical Medicine for the MRCP PACES: Volume 1: Core Clinical Skills

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199542550
eISBN:
9780191917738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199542550.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Interstitial lung disease is a common case for the respiratory section of the MRCP PACES examination. Quite often they are cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis) ... More


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