Interventions in Infectious Disease Emergencies, An Issue of Medical Clinics,

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 15, 2012 - Medical - 255 pages
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This important issue of Medical Clinics provides essential updates in heart failure. The following topics are covered: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and general approach for heart failure; symptoms, signs, diagnostic studies, and prognostic significance of systolic versus diastolic heart failure; the appropriate use of biomarkers; oral versus intravenous diuretic therapy; guideline-based therapy including RAAS blockade, beta-blockade, and aldosterone antagonist, appropriate use of AICD and biventricular pacing; role of ventricular assist device; pathophysiological consideration and management approaches in acute decompensated heart failure; pathophysiology and current approaches to cardiorenal syndrome; heart failure with other comorbidities including diabetes, obesity, anemia, and cancer; heart failure and atrial fibrillation; and the role of disease management strategies in heart failure.

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Role of Molecular Diagnostics in the Management
Choosing Optimal Antimicrobial Therapies
Endocrine andMetabolic ChangesDuring Sepsis
Head andNeckEmergencies Key Points Bacterial meningitis
Pulmonary Emergencies
Empyema Cardiac Emergencies
Sepsis Syndrome Bloodstream Infections and Device
Infectious Disease Emergencies in Returning Travelers

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