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Title Long-term oxygen therapy : new insights and perspectives / Roberto Walter Dal Negro, Richard Hodder, editors ; forewords by Marc Miravitlles and Dario Olivieri
Published Milan : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 235 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Patient Candidate for Long-Term Oxygen Therapy -- The Patient Candidate for Long-Term Oxygen Therapy / Roberto W. Dal Negro, Richard Hodder -- The Multidimensional Evaluation of Patients -- Lung Function Parameters / Cleante Scarduelli -- Cardiovascular and Metabolic Indices / Andrea Corsonello, Claudio Pedone, Simone Scarlata, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi -- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Neuromuscular Implications / Cristina Deluca, Ebba Buffone, Elena Minguzzi, Maria Grazia Passarin -- The Psychological and Cognitive Profile / Sonia Dal Ben, Fernanda Bricolo -- Nutritional Deficiencies / Roberto Aquilani, Federica Boschi, Evasio Pasini -- Gender-Related Differences / Paola Turco -- The Cooperating Roles -- Home LTOT: The Role of the Caregiver / Roberta Barian, Stefano Bertacco -- The General Practitioner (GP) / Germano Bettoncelli -- The Cooperating Roles: The Lung Physician / Silvia Tognella -- The Health Institutions / Paola Pisanti -- The Role of Media / Daniel Della Seta -- Systems for Oxygen Delivery / Carlo Castiglioni -- Models for LTOT Management -- Standard Care / Eugenio Sabato, Saverio Sabina, Carlo G. Leo -- Tele-Control at Home / Roberto W. Dal Negro -- The Value of a Systemic Accreditation Path / Massimo Dutto, Nicoletta Palese -- The Outcomes -- Clinical Outcomes / Claudio Micheletto -- Humanistic Outcomes and Quality of Life / Mauro Carone, Sabina Antoniu -- The Economic Impact of Long-Term Oxygen Therapy / Lorenzo G. Mantovani, Marco Cristiani, Gianluca Furneri
Summary Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) usually represents the final step in the management of severe chronic respiratory diseases: a large proportion of patients suffering from these conditions is involved and the corresponding impact for the Health Institutions and the Society is dramatically increasing. Although LTOT is well known and widely used since long ago in most modern countries, it still represents a challenging topic due to the huge amount of variables which can affect both its efficacy and effectiveness. Unfortunately, patients, doctors, care-givers, together with health institutions and political decision makers frequently have different visions on LTOT, thus highly contributing to obtain uneven results and changing outcomes. The focus of this volume is on new insights and novel perspectives of LTOT. Starting from consolidated experiences, it's aim is also to emphasize the strategic value of developing technologies and innovative organizational models uniquely to find out even more opportunities and advantages for the management of chronic respiratory patients needing long-term oxygen treatment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Oxygen therapy.
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy.
Hypoxia -- therapy.
Long-Term Care.
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Dal Negro, Roberto.
Hodder, Rick.
ISBN 9788847025806 (electronic bk.)
884702580X (electronic bk.)