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Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases : Definition, Diagnosis, and Management

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Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Luigi D. Notarangelo (eds.). Springer , c2008.
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Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a group of disorders involving defects in one or more components of the immune system, and are characterized by an increased incidence of infections, autoimmunity, and malignancies. Although PID seem to be rare, the number of patients diagnosed has increased in recent years, and more than 150 different forms of PID have been identified. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, a significant number of patients with PID are either not reco…
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Aghamohammadi, Asghar
Notarangelo, Luigi D
Rezaei, Nima
Responsibility
Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Luigi D. Notarangelo (eds.)
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 358 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9783540785378 (print ed.)
9783540789369
Subjects (MeSH)
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - diagnosis
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - therapy
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes - diagnosis
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes - therapy
Abstract
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a group of disorders involving defects in one or more components of the immune system, and are characterized by an increased incidence of infections, autoimmunity, and malignancies. Although PID seem to be rare, the number of patients diagnosed has increased in recent years, and more than 150 different forms of PID have been identified. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, a significant number of patients with PID are either not recognized as having a PID or are not diagnosed as early as they should be. Such delays lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality among affected individuals. Our understanding of PID is improving rapidly, which will hopefully lead to more accurate diagnosis and efficient disease management. This book contains the most recent advances in the field, as well as a concise and structured review of previously identified PID. Although the book's primary focus is on practical diagnosis and management, the pathophysiology of PID is also discussed. This book is a comprehensive yet manageable resource for physicians and nurses wishing to learn more about PID, as well as a useful tool for both doctors-in-training and specialists in clinical decision-making and treatment planning.
Contents
An Introduction to Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases -- Combined T and B Cell Immunodeficiencies -- Predominantly Antibody Deficiencies -- Phagocytes Defects -- Genetic Disorders of Immune Regulation -- Defects in Innate Immunity: Receptors and Signaling Components -- Autoinflammatory Disorders -- Complement Deficiencies -- Other Well-Defined Immunodeficiencies -- Syndromic Immunodeficiencies -- Treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
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Selected Aspects of Cancer Progression : Metastasis, Apoptosis and Immune Response

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edited by Hans E. Kaiser and Aejaz Nasir ; associate editor, Nelly Adriana Nasir. Springer , c2008.
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The processes of tumor metastasis, apoptosis and anti-tumor immune response are among the most complex yet rapidly advancing fields in the area of cancer research. This monograph presents a comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in the various key concepts in these fundamental aspects of human cancer. It would be of particular interest to members of the cancer research community, especially those who are actively involved in the study of basic and translational aspects of human cancer. S…
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Kaiser, Hans E (Hans Elmar) 1928-
Nasir, Aejaz
Nasir, Nelly Adriana
Responsibility
edited by Hans E. Kaiser and Aejaz Nasir ; associate editor, Nelly Adriana Nasir
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 249 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
v. 11
Series Title
Cancer growth and progression
ISBN
9781402067280 (print ed.)
9781402067297
Subjects (MeSH)
Apoptosis - physiology
Neoplasm Metastasis - physiopathology
Neoplasms - immunology
Abstract
The processes of tumor metastasis, apoptosis and anti-tumor immune response are among the most complex yet rapidly advancing fields in the area of cancer research. This monograph presents a comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in the various key concepts in these fundamental aspects of human cancer. It would be of particular interest to members of the cancer research community, especially those who are actively involved in the study of basic and translational aspects of human cancer. Specifically, this volume includes authentic subject reviews by leading experts on the following aspects: Control of tumor cell motility; Role of tumor-cell adhesion and migration in organ-selective metastasis-formation; Tumor heterogeneity in relation to invasion and metastasis and its clinical implications; Tumor angiogenesis, angioprevention, anti-angiogenic therapies and response; Role of apoptosis in the development, progression and therapy of cancer; Role of macrophages in tumor development and metastasis; Pathways of macrophage-mediated tumor progression; Abnormal variation of immune response against cancer; Immunological aspects of Marek's disease virus (MDV)-induced lymphoma progression; A biodynamical model of human T-cell proliferative disorders; Current methodologies for characterization of tumor directed immune response.
Contents
Metastasis: a current perspective -- Control of cell motility during tissue invasion -- Cell adhesion and invasion during secondary tumor formation: interactions between tumor cells and host organs -- Genes and metastasis: experimental advances and clinical implications -- The evolution of diversity within tumors and metastases -- Tumor angiogenesis, antiangiogenic therapy and anti-antiangiogenesis response -- Apoptosis and cancer -- Macrophages in tumour development and metastasis -- Classical and alternative activation of macrophages: different pathways of macrophage-mediated tumor promotion -- Characterization of tumor-directed cellular immune responses in humans -- Immunological aspects of Marek's disease virus (MDV)-induced lymphoma progression -- Abnormal variation of the immune response as related to cancer -- A biodynamical model of human T-cell development and pathology: design, testing and validation.
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Project manager competency development (PMCD) framework

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Project Management Institute. (2nd ed.) Project Management Institute , c2007.
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Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework – Second Edition provides general context for the definition, assessment and development of project manager competency. The framework outlines the key dimensions of project management competency and identifies those competencies that are most likely to impact project manager performance. Project manager competency consists of three separate dimensions: Knowledge – what a project manager knows about the application of processes, tools and …
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Project Management Institute
Responsibility
Project Management Institute
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
PMCD framework
Project manager competency development framework
Place of Publication
Newtown Square, PA
Publisher
Project Management Institute
Date Published
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 81 p.)
ISBN
1935589911 (electronic bk.)
9781935589914 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Professional Competence
Program Development - standards
Program Evaluation - standards
Subjects (LCSH)
Core competencies
Project management--Standards
Abstract
Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework – Second Edition provides general context for the definition, assessment and development of project manager competency. The framework outlines the key dimensions of project management competency and identifies those competencies that are most likely to impact project manager performance. Project manager competency consists of three separate dimensions: Knowledge – what a project manager knows about the application of processes, tools and techniques in project activities Performance – how a project manager applies project management knowledge to meet project requirements Personal – how a project manager behaves when performing activities in a project environment In order to be recognized as fully competent, a project manager must satisfy each of these three dimensions. An individual can demonstrate knowledge competency by obtaining an appropriately credentialed assessment, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential. Since the elements of knowledge competency are detailed in the PMP® Examination Specification, the PMCD Framework focuses on the assessment of Performance and Personal competencies. The PMCD Framework is designed to cover a range of competencies needed by project managers and to apply generically, regardless of the nature, type, size or complexity of the projects being managed. The broad nature of the standard is necessary to ensure that project management competency in individuals is transferable across industries and that industries and organizations can use the PMCD Framework to develop industry and organization-specific competency models.
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Food and fitness matter [DVD] : raising healthy, active kids

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Parents Action for Children. Parents Action for Children , 2005.
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616 .852 F739 2005
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IWK Family Resource Library
Provides parents with the information and support they need to inprove children's health and wellness.
Call Number
616 .852 F739 2005
Responsibility
Parents Action for Children
Publisher
Parents Action for Children
Date Published
2005
Physical Description
1 DVD (30 min.)
Subjects (LCSH)
Children--Nutrition
Exercise for children
Abstract
Provides parents with the information and support they need to inprove children's health and wellness.
Format
DVD
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Why is my baby crying? : the parent's survival guide for coping with crying problems and colic

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Barry M. Lester, Catherine O'Neill Grace. Harper Collins , 2005.
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649 .122 L567 2005
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IWK Family Resource Library
Provides simple, proven strategies and detailed clinical suggestions for alleviating the array of symptoms associated with crying problems.
Call Number
649 .122 L567 2005
Author
Grace, Catherine O'Neill
Lester, Barry
Responsibility
Barry M. Lester, Catherine O'Neill Grace
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Harper Collins
Date Published
2005
Physical Description
xiv, 175 p.
Subjects (LCSH)
Colic
Crying in infants
Newborn infants--Care
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Provides simple, proven strategies and detailed clinical suggestions for alleviating the array of symptoms associated with crying problems.
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Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment

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Naomi L. Quenk. (2nd ed.) John Wiley & Sons , c2009.
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"Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the MBTI. In order to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) appropriately and effectively, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by Naomi Quenk--who coauthored the 1998 revision of the MBTI Manual and the MBTI Step II Manual--Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, Second Edition is that so…
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Quenk, Naomi L
Responsibility
Naomi L. Quenk
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Hoboken, N.J.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date Published
c2009
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 195 p.)
Series Title
Essentials of psychological assessment series
ISBN
9780470504178
Subjects (MeSH)
Personality Assessment
Subjects (LCSH)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Typology (Psychology)
Abstract
"Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the MBTI. In order to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) appropriately and effectively, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by Naomi Quenk--who coauthored the 1998 revision of the MBTI Manual and the MBTI Step II Manual--Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, Second Edition is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners, and those in training, to quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered."--Provided by publisher.
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1. Overview -- 2. How to administer the MBTI instrument -- 3. How to score the MBTI instrument -- 4. How to interpret the MBTI instrument -- 5. Strengths and weaknesses of the MBTI assessment -- 6. Clinical applications of MBTI Step IT and Step II assessments -- 7. Illustrative case reports.
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Perioperative medicine : managing for outcome

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[edited by] Mark F. Newman, Lee A. Fleisher, Mitchell P. Fink. (1st ed.) Saunders Elsevier , c2008.
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Recognized authorities in anesthesiology and surgical critical care present you with today's best management approaches for achieving optimal perioperative outcomes. They review the potential risks to all major organ systems by examining the incidence and significance of organ dysfunction ... assessing the etiology of particular organ dysfunctions ... defining the preoperative and intraoperative risk factors ... and offering perioperative protection strategies to minimize potential complication…
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Fink, M. P.
Fleisher, Lee A.
Newman, Mark F.
Responsibility
[edited by] Mark F. Newman, Lee A. Fleisher, Mitchell P. Fink
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Saunders Elsevier
Date Published
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (723 p.)
ISBN
9781416024569 [electronic bk.]
Subjects (MeSH)
Intraoperative Complications - prevention & control
Multiple Organ Failure - prevention & control
Perioperative Care - methods
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Preoperative Care - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Perioperative Care - methods
Postoperative care
Preoperative care
Surgery - Complications - Prevention
Therapeutics, Surgical
Abstract
Recognized authorities in anesthesiology and surgical critical care present you with today's best management approaches for achieving optimal perioperative outcomes. They review the potential risks to all major organ systems by examining the incidence and significance of organ dysfunction ... assessing the etiology of particular organ dysfunctions ... defining the preoperative and intraoperative risk factors ... and offering perioperative protection strategies to minimize potential complications. A consistent chapter format - combined with color-coded algorithms, summary tables and boxes - enable you to quickly locate specific guidance. Top evidence- and outcome-based strategies from leading world authorities enable you to avoid and manage complications. A consistent format allows you to easily and efficiently access the very latest research and clinical practice guidelines. Color-coded algorithms, as well as abundant summary tables and boxes, save you valuable time in locating the best management approaches.
Contents
Pt. I. Introduction and Background -- Ch. 1. Implications of Perioperative Morbidity on Long-Term Outcomes / Lee A. Fleisher and Mark F. Newman -- Ch. 2. Ischemia and Ischemia-Reperfusion-Induced Organ Injury / Mitchell P. Fink -- Ch. 3. Inflammatory Response in Organ Injury / Benjamin A. Kohl and Clifford S. Deutschman -- Ch. 4. Coagulation Cascade in Perioperative Organ Injury / Martha Sue Carraway and Claude A. Piantadosi -- Pt. II. Preoperative Assessment -- Ch. 5. Value of Preoperative Assessment / Stanley H. Rosenbaum and David G. Silverman -- Ch. 6. Cardiac Risk Assessment in Noncardiac Surgery / Edward Kwon, Lee A. Fleisher and Kim A. Eagle -- Ch. 7. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Cardiac Surgery / Robert G. Johnson -- Ch. 8. Central Nervous System Risk Assessment / Katja Hindler and Nancy A. Nussmeier -- Ch. 9. Risk Assessment and Perioperative Renal Dysfunction.
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Cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation : optimizing function

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Glen Gillen. Mosby Elsevier , c2009.
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Reflecting current practice with a renewed focus on function-based assessments and evidence-based interventions, Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function includes all of the tools you need to make a positive impact on your patients lives. This clinical resource summarizes, highlights, and constructively critiques the state of cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation. This text helps you enhance your patients quality of life by promoting improved performance of necessary and …
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Gillen, Glen
Responsibility
Glen Gillen
Alternate Title
Cognitive & perceptual rehabilitation
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Mosby Elsevier
Date Published
c2009
Physical Description
1 online resource, 308 p.
ISBN
9780323046213
Subjects (MeSH)
Activities of Daily Living
Brain Diseases - rehabilitation
Cognition disorders - rehabilitation
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Occupational Therapy - methods
Abstract
Reflecting current practice with a renewed focus on function-based assessments and evidence-based interventions, Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function includes all of the tools you need to make a positive impact on your patients lives. This clinical resource summarizes, highlights, and constructively critiques the state of cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation. This text helps you enhance your patients quality of life by promoting improved performance of necessary and meaningful activities, and decreasing participation restrictions.
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Putting patients first : best practices in patient-centred care

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editors Susan B. Frampton, Patrick A. Charmel. (2nd ed.) Jossey-Bass , 2009.
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The second edition of Putting Patients First showcases what Planetree facilities and the Planetree organization have learned about the commitments, conditions, practices, and policies that are needed to do more than give lip service to being 'patient-centered.' It should be read by every student, nurse, physician, administrator, trustee, policy maker, and lay person who is committed to creating healing environments, holding facilities accountable for their rhetoric, and truly reforming health …
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Charmel, Patrick A
Frampton, Susan B
Responsibility
editors Susan B. Frampton, Patrick A. Charmel
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
Date Published
2009
Physical Description
1 online resource, 323 p.
ISBN
9780470377024
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient-Centered Care - methods
Patient-Centered Care - trends
Abstract
The second edition of Putting Patients First showcases what Planetree facilities and the Planetree organization have learned about the commitments, conditions, practices, and policies that are needed to do more than give lip service to being 'patient-centered.' It should be read by every student, nurse, physician, administrator, trustee, policy maker, and lay person who is committed to creating healing environments, holding facilities accountable for their rhetoric, and truly reforming health care.
Contents
Part one. Essential elements of patient-centered care -- Part two. Current trends in patient-centered care -- Indexes.
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Why should I eat well?

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Claire Llewellyn. Barron's , 2001.
Call Number
649.3 Ll77 2001
Location
IWK Family Resource Library
Shows children the importance of eating sensibly and explains the meaning of a balanced diet.
Call Number
649.3 Ll77 2001
Author
Llewellyn, Claire
Responsibility
Claire Llewellyn
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Barron's
Date Published
2001
Physical Description
32 p.
Subjects (LCSH)
Children--Nutrition
Nutrition
Abstract
Shows children the importance of eating sensibly and explains the meaning of a balanced diet.
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IWK Family Resource Library
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