Op deze pagina vindt u samenvattingen van boeken die gaan over (hoogte)fysiologie en high altitude. De meeste boeken zijn medisch en zullen voornamelijk gaan over fysiologische veranderingen door hypoxie en de pathologie van hypoxie. Het is de bedoeling een goed en interessant overzicht te geven van de meest relevante literatuur tot nu toe geschreven. Aangezien het merendeel van deze boeken Engelstalig is zal de samenvatting ook in het Engels geschreven zijn. Voor aanvullingen of het aanmelden van nieuwe boeken kunt u altijd contact opnemen met de redactie (hoogtegeneeskunde@gmail.com)

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, 7th Edition

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Author : A Lumb
Release Date: 08 Sep 2010
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780702029967
Pages: 568

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Seventh Edition covers all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, from basic science to clinical applications.
  1. Includes functional anatomy, mechanics, control of breathing, ventilation, circulation, ventilation-perfusion matching, diffusion, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and non-respiratory functions of the lung.
  2. Discusses the effects of pregnancy, exercise, sleep, altitude, pressure, drowning, smoking, anaesthesia, hypocapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, hyperoxia, and anaemia on respiratory physiology.
  3. Explores specific clinical disorders such as ventilatory failure, airways disease, pulmonary vascular disease, parenchymal lung disease, and acute lung injury, as well as the physiological basis of current therapies, including artificial ventilation, extrapulmonary gas exchange, and lung transplantation.
  4. Chapter on Parenchymal Lung Disease has been specifically expanded to include the physiology and pathology of the pleural space and lung cancer.
  5. Contains a new chapter on Pulmonary Surgery, covering a wide range of surgical interventions  from bronchoscopy to lung resection.
  6. Includes almost 500 new references to the literature.
The result is an invaluable source for those preparing for examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as an essential purchase for practitioners who want quick reference to current knowledge.

Oxygen Sensing: Responses and Adaptation to Hypoxia

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Editors : S. Lahiri, G. Semenza and N.R. Prabhakar
Release Date: 2003
Imprint: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
ISBN: 0824709608
Pages: 775

Reviewing research on the molecular basis of oxygen homeostasis, this text describes the changes in intracellular signalling and gene expression that lead to physiological responses to hypoxia in unicellular, invertebrate, and mammalian species. It examines O2 sensing systems in bacteria and archaea and demonstrates interrelationships among cell proliferation, energy metabolism, oxygen homeostasis, redox states, signal transduction and gene expression in humans and other organisms. The book describes the effect of hypoxia on carotid body structure and function and the effect of alterations in oxygen homeostasis on the pathophysiology of cardiac ischemia, cancer, stroke, and chronic lung disease.

High Altitude Medicine and Physiology, 5th Edition

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Editors : J. West, R. Schoene, J.S. Milledge and A. Luks
Release Date: 6th December 2012
Imprint: CRC Press
ISBN: 978-1-144-415432-0
Pages: 584

A comprehensive update this pre-eminent and accessible text, this fifthe edition of a bestseller has developed as a response to man's attempts to climb unaided to higher altitudes and to spend more time in these conditions for both work and recreation. It describes the ever-expanding challenges that doctors face in dealing with the changes in human physiology and particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to altitude and cold.
The highly respected authors of this fifth edition are internationally recognised for their academic research in the field, and are all experienced mountaineering physicians who have dealt with illness and accidents in high places. They have continued to provide a text that will help physicians to improve the health and safety of all people who visit, live or work in cold and thin air conditions experienced in high mountains.
High Altitude Medicine and Physiology is invaluable reading for any doctor accompanying an expedition or advising patients on a visit to altitude, physicians specialising in illness and accidents in high places and for physiologists who study our dependence on oxygen and the adaptation of the body to altitude.

High altitude; an exploration of human adaptation

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Editor’s : E.R. Swenson and P. Bärtsch
Release Date: 11 Dec 2013
Imprint: Springer
Pages: 510

This book explores how humans respond to the hypoxia of high altitudes, addressing the response of lowlanders to sudden and sustained exposure, as well as that of those living permanently at high elevations. Examines adaptation and maladaptation, acute and chronic high-altitude illnesses, and the challenges faced by lowland dwellers with preexisting medical conditions who venture to high altitude! Containing more than 3000 references and over 200 tables, charts, and graphs that support the text, High Altitude offers an anthropological perspective on those who dwell permanently at great heights
  • investigates how cells sense oxygen, including arterial chemoreceptors, erythropoietin-producing tissues, and pulmonary vascular smooth muscle
  • discusses the role of individual organs as well as their integrated function in enabling physical and mental performance at high altitude
  • focuses on the additional metabolic and circulatory demands of perception, thought, and action in the brain
  • considers how organisms defend themselves against the stress of hypoxia
  • and more!
Written by more than 55 contributors who are among the world’s leading authorities and investigators, High Altitude is a provocative referencefor pulmonologists, physiologists, biologists, critical care specialists, internists, primary care physicians, pediatricians, and medical school students.

Last Published: Dinsdag, 30 Januari 2018