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Sleep Disorders in Women : A Guide to Practical Management

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edited by Hrayr P. Attarian. Humana Press , c2006.
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It is now well recognized that many health disorders are either unique to or more common among women than men. In Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management, a multidisciplinary panel of eminent researchers and practicing clinicians comprehensively explores all aspects of sleep disorders in women at different stages of life, illuminating the unique impact that each reproductive and endocrine stage has on both normal sleep and sleep disorders. The authors-gynecologists, neurologis…
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Attarian, Hrayr P
Responsibility
edited by Hrayr P. Attarian
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date Published
c2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 272 p.)
Series Title
Current clinical neurology
ISBN
9781588295927 (print ed.)
9781597451154
Subjects (MeSH)
Hormone replacement therapy
Menopause - physiology
Postpartum Period - physiology
Pregnancy - physiology
Sex factors
Sleep Wake Disorders
Women's Health
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Neurology
Abstract
It is now well recognized that many health disorders are either unique to or more common among women than men. In Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management, a multidisciplinary panel of eminent researchers and practicing clinicians comprehensively explores all aspects of sleep disorders in women at different stages of life, illuminating the unique impact that each reproductive and endocrine stage has on both normal sleep and sleep disorders. The authors-gynecologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, and psychologists-share their expert knowledge and experience in treating insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea in adolescent, premenopausal, pregnant, and menopausal patients. Less commonly appreciated circadian rhythm disorders in adolescents such as delayed sleep phase syndrome and insomnia are also addressed. In addition to summarizing the latest, cutting-edge research in a succinct and clinically relevant manner, the authors also help physicians recognize the symptom patterns of sleep disorders in their female patients and offer guidance on diagnosing and treating them in a timely fashion. Introductory chapters provide essential background information on the epidemiology of sleep disorders in women, how to workup female patients with sleep complaints, and the impact of the life cycle on sleep in women. Authoritative and clinically oriented, Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management clarifies for today's busy clinicians the complexities of sleep physiology and sleep pathophysiology in women, so that they can more easily make accurate diagnoses and offer optimal treatments.
Contents
Part I. Overview -- Introduction -- Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Women -- Workup of Female Patients With Sleep Complaints: A Guide for Mid-Level Health Care Providers -- The Impact of Life Cycle on Sleep in Women -- Normal Reproductive and Endocrine Life Stages and Their Impact on Different Sleep Disorders -- Part II. Adolescents -- Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome in Adolescents -- Defining, Assessing, and Treating Adolescent Insomnia and Related Sleep Problems -- Part III. Premenopausal Women -- Restless Legs Syndrome: An Overview With an Emphasis on Women -- Nonhormonal Treatments for Insomnia -- Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome in Premenopausal Women -- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- Women and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness -- Parasomnias From a Woman's Health Perspective -- Part IV. Pregnancy -- Restless Legs Syndrome in Pregnancy -- Evaluating Insomnia During Pregnancy and Postpartum -- Pregnancy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- Part V. Menopause -- Restless Legs Syndrome and Menopause -- Insomnia During Menopause: Sleep Laboratory Studies on Insomnia Associated With Postmenopausal Syndrome and Hormone Replacement Therapy -- Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Menopause.
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Multidisciplinary treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma

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Jean-Nicolas, Vauthey, Antoine Brouquet, editors. Springer , c2013.
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It is now widely accepted that multidisciplinary collaboration and multimodality treatment approaches are important in improving the survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. In this comprehensive textbook, internationally renowned experts in the field present and discuss the various strategies employed in the treatment of the disease. Up-to-date information is provided on the indications for and outcome of a range of treatment options, including surgical resection, liver transplantat…
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Brouquet, Antoine
Vauthey, Jean-Nicolas
Responsibility
Jean-Nicolas, Vauthey, Antoine Brouquet, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 259 p. : 58 ill., 37 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
190
Series Title
Recent results in cancer research
ISBN
9783642160370
Subjects (MeSH)
Carcinoma, hepatocellular - therapy
Combined modality therapy - methods
Patient care team
Subjects (LCSH)
Clinical medicine
Internal medicine
Oncology
Abstract
It is now widely accepted that multidisciplinary collaboration and multimodality treatment approaches are important in improving the survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. In this comprehensive textbook, internationally renowned experts in the field present and discuss the various strategies employed in the treatment of the disease. Up-to-date information is provided on the indications for and outcome of a range of treatment options, including surgical resection, liver transplantation, radiofrequency ablation, transarterial chemoembolization, yttrium-90 transarterial radioembolization, and systemic therapy. In addition, important background information is included on biology, pathology, staging, and imaging. This book will be particularly helpful to all professionals and trainees worldwide who have an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Contents
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HC) biology -- Histopathology of HC -- Imaging of HC -- Methods to improve resectability of HC -- Surgical resection for small HC in cirrhosis: the Eastern experience -- Surgical resection for HC in non-cirrhoric liver: the Western experience -- Fibrolamellar HC -- Laparoscopic resection of HC -- Transplantation for HC: the European experience -- Transplantation for HC: the North American experience -- Living donor transplantation for HC -- Radiofrequency ablation for HC -- Transarterial chemoembolization of HC -- Yttrium 90 microspheres in the treatment of HC -- Targeted agents and systemic therapy for HC -- Multidisciplinary team and selection of appropriate treatment options for HC.
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The Baby Signing Bible : baby sign language made easy

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Berg, Laura. Penguin Group , 2012.
Call Number
649. 122 B452 2012
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
It's never too early (or too late) to start signing with your child. Open a world of communication and closeness with your baby through the miracle of sign language.
Call Number
649. 122 B452 2012
Author
Berg, Laura
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Penguin Group
Date Published
2012
Physical Description
305p. : ill.
Subjects (LCSH)
Infants- language
Nonverbal communication in infants
Sign language
Abstract
It's never too early (or too late) to start signing with your child. Open a world of communication and closeness with your baby through the miracle of sign language.
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
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1

Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age : Indian and UK Perspectives

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Sue Thompson. Springer , c2013.
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It's the standard picture, and a depressing one: older adults receiving formal care as passive and alienated. Overlooked in this equation is the capacity of dependent elders for giving back - doing for others - and their need to continue finding meaning to their existence which is an essential aspect of improving their lives and care. Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age presents an empowering new paradigm for reframing our conception of the lives of elders who are in need of care. Elegantly r…
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Thompson, Sue
Responsibility
Sue Thompson
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 229 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
v. 8
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
ISBN
9781461466864 (print ed.)
9781461466871
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Codependency (psychology)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Dependency (Psychology)
Role
Social support
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Aging
Geriatrics/Gerontology
Health Psychology
India
Nursing
Quality of Life Research
Social Work
United Kingdom
Abstract
It's the standard picture, and a depressing one: older adults receiving formal care as passive and alienated. Overlooked in this equation is the capacity of dependent elders for giving back - doing for others - and their need to continue finding meaning to their existence which is an essential aspect of improving their lives and care. Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age presents an empowering new paradigm for reframing our conception of the lives of elders who are in need of care. Elegantly reasoned and meticulously researched, the book explores the importance of connectedness in later years, and argues that facilitating reciprocity benefits all parties involved - elders, caregivers, and society at large. Reframing dependent care in a more positive light is highlighted as a crucial step toward recognizing older adults' value, thereby improving their self-esteem and promoting their dignity. The importance of promoting change in care systems in order to facilitate the building up of social capital is also addressed. This important volume: Presents the findings of an extensive research study on reciprocity in later life. Provides phenomenologically and sociologically grounded frameworks for understanding reciprocity in the lives of elders. Gives voice to frequently neglected perspectives on elders' well-being. Relates the study findings to elders' spiritual dimension and aspirations for a future as well as a present and a past. Offers a means of transforming deficit models of old age. Examines the potential for improving the future of eldercare. With its powerful vision, Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age is certain to be read and discussed by practitioners, educators and students in a range of fields, including gerontology, sociology, social policy, social work, health and social care, psychology, pastoral care, and by others committed to improving quality of life for older adults.
Contents
Part I. Foundations of Understanding -- A Matter of Dignity -- Setting the context -- Reciprocity and old age -- Part II. Hearing Their Voices -- Research Design and Methods -- Findings -- Part III. The Implications -- The Significance of the Findings for the Spiritual Well-being of Older People Dependent on Formal Care -- The Significance of the Findings for the Theorising of Old Age -- The Significance of the Findings for Eldercare Practice -- Their Journeys and Mine.
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Your genealogy affects your health : know your family tree

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F. Clarke Fraser. IUniverse, Inc. , 2006.
Call Number
616 .042 F862 2006
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
Itemizes the genetic and environmental factors that increase or reduce the risks for common familial disorders.
Call Number
616 .042 F862 2006
Author
Fraser, F. Clarke
Responsibility
F. Clarke Fraser
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
IUniverse, Inc.
Date Published
2006
Physical Description
xii, 99 p.
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical genetics
Abstract
Itemizes the genetic and environmental factors that increase or reduce the risks for common familial disorders.
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
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Stimulation of trigeminal afferents improves motor recovery after facial nerve injury : functional, electrophysiological and morphological proofs : with 15 figures

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Emmanouil Skouras, Stoyan Pavlov, Habib Bendella ... [et al.], authors. Springer , c2013.
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Its is commonly known that the recovery of mimic functions after facial nerve injury is poor: a successful regrowth of the lesioned axons to their muscle targets is compromised by (i) poor navigation of the growth cones and excessive collateral axonal branching, (ii) abnormal exchange of nerve impulses between adjacent regrowing axons and (iii) insufficient synaptic input to the facial neuronal cell bodies in the brainstem. As a result, axotomized motoneurons become hyperexcitable and unable to…
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Skouras, Emmanouil
Responsibility
Emmanouil Skouras, Stoyan Pavlov, Habib Bendella ... [et al.], authors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 110 p. : 15 ill., 12 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
213
Series Title
Advances in anatomy, embryology and cell biology
ISBN
9783642333118
Subjects (MeSH)
Facial nerve - surgery
Trigeminal nerve - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Neurosciences
Neurosurgery
Abstract
Its is commonly known that the recovery of mimic functions after facial nerve injury is poor: a successful regrowth of the lesioned axons to their muscle targets is compromised by (i) poor navigation of the growth cones and excessive collateral axonal branching, (ii) abnormal exchange of nerve impulses between adjacent regrowing axons and (iii) insufficient synaptic input to the facial neuronal cell bodies in the brainstem. As a result, axotomized motoneurons become hyperexcitable and unable to discharge. Since the improvement of growth cone navigation and the reduction of the ephaptic cross-talk between axons both turn out be impossible at present, the authors focused their efforts on the third detrimental component and proposed that an intensification of the trigeminal input to the axotomized and electrophysiologically silent facial motoneurons might improve the specificity of reinnervation. To test their hypothesis, they compared behavioral, electrophysiological and morphological parameters after single reconstructive surgery on the facial nerve (or its buccal branch) with those obtained after identical facial nerve surgery but combined with indirect (removal of the contralateral infraorbital nerve, ION) or direct (massage of the mimic muscles) stimulation of the ipsilateral ION. They found that in all cases any trigeminal stimulation was beneficial for the outcome by improving both the quality of target reinnervation (reduced polyinnervation of the motor endplates) and the recovery of vibrissal motor performance (as judged by video-based motion analysis). Based on these results, the authors conclude that trigeminal stimulation is a non-invasive procedure with immediate potential for clinical rehabilitation following facial nerve reconstruction.
Contents
First major set: mild indirect stimulation of the trigeminal afferents after combined surgery on the infraorbital and facial nerves by removal (clipping) of the contralateral vibrissal hairs.-Second major set: intensive indirect stimulation of the trigeminal afferents after facial nerve surgery by extcision of the contralateral infraorbital nerve -- Third major set: direct stimulation of the trigeminal and facial nerves after facial nerve surgery by massage of the vibrissal muscles .- Fourth major set: direct stimulation of the trigeminal and facial nerves after facial nerve surgery by application of electric current to the vibrissal muscles.- RESULTS.- Mild indirect stimulation of the trigeminal afferents after combined surgery on the infraorbital and facial nerves by removal of the contralateralvibrissal hairs improves vibrissal function.-Intensive indirect stimulation of the trigeminal afferents by excision of the contralateral ION attenuates the degree of collateral axonal branching and improves the accuracy of muscle reinnervation.- Direct stimulation of the trigeminal and facial nerves by massage of the vibrissal muscles improves the quality of target reinnervation and promotes full recovery of whisking function.- Direct stimulation of the trigeminal and facial nerves by electric current to the vibrissal muscles fails to improve quality of target reinnervation and does not promoterecovery of vibrissal function.- DISCUSSION.- Mild indirect stimulation of the trigeminal afferents by removal of the contralateral vibrissal hairs has a beneficial effect on motor recovery.- Beneficial effect of the intensive indirect stimulation of thetrigeminal afferents by excision of the contralateral ION.- Complete recovery of motor function after direct stimulation of the trigeminal and facial nerves by massage of the vibrissal muscles.- Deleterious effect of the direct stimulation of the trigeminal and facial nerves by application of electric current to the vibrissal muscles .- conclusion -- Conclusion -- References -- Index.
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THE CHOICE OF HOME BIRTH

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IWK Health Centre. IWK , 2013.
Call Number
362.1 Iv9 2013
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
IWK Community Midwives offer women with healthy, normal pregnancies the choice of giving birth at home or in the IWK Health Centre. This document provides some basic information about home birth for you to consider, as well as references to research studies and other resources that you may want to read.
Call Number
362.1 Iv9 2013
Author
IWK Community Midwives and Department of Anaesthesia; Dalhousie University Department of Anesthesia
Corporate Author
IWK Health Centre (Halifax, N.S.)
Responsibility
IWK Health Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK
Date Published
2013
Physical Description
booklet
Abstract
IWK Community Midwives offer women with healthy, normal pregnancies the choice of giving birth at home or in the IWK Health Centre. This document provides some basic information about home birth for you to consider, as well as references to research studies and other resources that you may want to read.
Location
IWK Family Resource Library

NICU Nutrition Services : Breast Milk Collection and Storage

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IWK Health Centre. IWK , 2015.
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
The IWK Health Centre's NICU has a Breast Milk Preparation room and a system for tracking breast milk. Every mother and baby is given a unique barcode. This allows the mother’s expressed breast milk to be safely stored and fed to her baby or babies.
Author
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU
Corporate Author
IWK Health Centre (Halifax, N.S.)
Responsibility
IWK Health Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK
Date Published
2015
Physical Description
pamphlet
Abstract
The IWK Health Centre's NICU has a Breast Milk Preparation room and a system for tracking breast milk. Every mother and baby is given a unique barcode. This allows the mother’s expressed breast milk to be safely stored and fed to her baby or babies.
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IWK Family Resource Library

The Surgeon in Medieval English Literature

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by Jeremy J. Citrome. Palgrave Macmillan , c2006.
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Jeremy Citrome employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. Pastoral, theological, recreational, and medical writings are among the texts discussed in this wide-ranging study.
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Citrome, Jeremy J
Responsibility
by Jeremy J. Citrome
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date Published
c2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 191 p.)
Series Title
New Middle Ages
ISBN
9781137096814
9781349734597 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Christianity
General surgery - history
History, Medieval
Medicine in Literature
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Classical and Antique Literature
History of Medicine
History of Medieval Europe
Medieval Literature
United Kingdom
Abstract
Jeremy Citrome employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. Pastoral, theological, recreational, and medical writings are among the texts discussed in this wide-ranging study.
Contents
Part I. Surgery and Metaphor -- 1. Surgery as Damnation in Cleanness -- 2. Salvation and The Siege of Jerusalem -- Part II. Surgery and Embodiment -- 3. The Priest: John Audelay's Wounds of Sin -- 4. The Surgeon: Surgery, Chivalry, and Sin in the Practica of ]ohn Arderne.
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Chicken soup for little souls : the goodness gorillas

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story adaption by Lisa McCourt. Health Communications , c1997.
Call Number
155.4 M137g 1997
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
Jessica and her friends form a club whose members perform acts of kindness, even for the meanest boy in the class
Call Number
155.4 M137g 1997
Author
McCourt, Lisa
Responsibility
story adaption by Lisa McCourt
Place of Publication
Deerfield, FL
Publisher
Health Communications
Date Published
c1997
Physical Description
[29] p.
Subjects (LCSH)
Children - Conduct of life - Fiction
Kindness - Fiction
Notes
Story adapted from "practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty" by Adair Lara, in a 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, ed. by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
Abstract
Jessica and her friends form a club whose members perform acts of kindness, even for the meanest boy in the class
Location
IWK Family Resource Library

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