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Neuroimaging of Movement Disorders

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Fatta B. Nahab, Noriaki Hattori, editors. Humana Press , c2013.
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In the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, the use of neuroimaging has expanded widely and has been an exciting, important modality for unlocking the causes of abnormal motor control. With ever improving machinery, data collection techniques and analysis methods, researchers are now being presented with an exponentially increasing amount of data that they must wade through and interpret in the context of existing knowledge about movement disorders. In Neuroimaging of Movement Disorde…
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Hattori, Noriaki
Nahab, Fatta B
Responsibility
Fatta B. Nahab, Noriaki Hattori, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 290 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
44
Series Title
Current clinical neurology
ISBN
9781627034708 (print ed.)
9781627034715
Subjects (MeSH)
Movement disorders
Neuroimaging - methods
Abstract
In the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, the use of neuroimaging has expanded widely and has been an exciting, important modality for unlocking the causes of abnormal motor control. With ever improving machinery, data collection techniques and analysis methods, researchers are now being presented with an exponentially increasing amount of data that they must wade through and interpret in the context of existing knowledge about movement disorders. In Neuroimaging of Movement Disorders, the editors have produced a gold-standard resource that brings together an impressive international group of authorities in their respective fields to outline the current state of knowledge. Controversies, such as conflicting findings and methodological limitations, are covered and provide the reader with a comprehensive yet pragmatic understanding of the state of science. The chapters offer both comprehensive reviews of various neuroimaging methods and also more in-depth summaries of the contributions made by neuroimaging in individual movement disorders. Although many of the neuroimaging methods that are discussed have not been routinely used in clinical practice, the authors skillfully provide the reader with adequate detail to understand the requirements for using these methods and in some cases even the starting knowledge to begin local implementation. Neuroimaging of Movement Disorders is an indispensable reference that will be of value to all physicians and researchers involved in the care of patients with movement disorders.
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1. Introduction to Neuroimaging -- 2. Morphometric Analyses in Movement Disorders -- 3. Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Its Applications in Movement Disorders -- 4. PET/SPECT Imaging During Dynamic Motor Control -- 5. Transcranial Ultrasonography in Movement Disorders -- 6. Applications of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Movement Disorders -- 7. Structural MRI in Idiopathic Parkinson Disease and Parkinsonism -- 8. Dopamine Imaging in Idiopathic Parkinson Disease and Other Parkinsonisms -- 9. Functional MRI in Idiopathic Parkinson Disease and Parkinsonism -- 10. Neuromelanin Imaging in Parkinson Disease -- 11. Neuroimaging of Dystonia -- 12. Neuroimaging in Essential Tremor -- 13. Imaging in Huntington’s Disease and Other Choreas -- 14. Neuroimaging of Ataxias -- 15. Other Gait Disorders -- 16. Neuroimaging of Basal Ganglia Calcifications.
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Geriatric imaging

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Giuseppe Guglielmi, Wilfred C. G. Peh, Ali Guermazi, editors. Springer , c2013.
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In the elderly, the coexistence of various diseases, the presence of involutional and degenerative changes, and the occurrence of both physical and cognitive problems represent 'the norm.' It is therefore important to know how to distinguish the healthy elderly from those in need of treatment as a sound basis for avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. This aspect is a central theme in Geriatric Imaging, which covers a wide range of applications of different imaging techniques and clearly ex…
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Guermazi, Ali
Guglielmi, Giuseppe
Peh, Wilfred C. G
Responsibility
Giuseppe Guglielmi, Wilfred C. G. Peh, Ali Guermazi, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 1127 p. : 806 ill., 173 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642355790
Subjects (MeSH)
Age Factors
Aged
Diagnostic Imaging
Geriatrics - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Geriatrics
Internal medicine
Medicine
Radiology, Medical
Abstract
In the elderly, the coexistence of various diseases, the presence of involutional and degenerative changes, and the occurrence of both physical and cognitive problems represent 'the norm.' It is therefore important to know how to distinguish the healthy elderly from those in need of treatment as a sound basis for avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. This aspect is a central theme in Geriatric Imaging, which covers a wide range of applications of different imaging techniques and clearly explains both the potential and the limitations of diagnostic imaging in geriatric patients. Individual sections are devoted to each major region or system of the body, and a concluding section focuses specifically on interventional procedures. The book, written by recognized experts in the field, is superbly illustrated and will be an ideal resource for geriatricians, radiologists, and trainees.
Contents
Introduction: Epidemiology of Ageing -- Musculoskeletal -- Cardiovascular -- Respiratory -- Head and Neck -- Neuroradiology -- Gastrointestinal -- Urogenital -- Hematologic/Lymphatic -- Breast -- Interventional Procedures in the Elderly -- Index.
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Emergency Radiology : Imaging of Acute Pathologies

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Ajay Singh, editor. Springer , c2013.
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In the emergency and trauma setting, accurate and consistent interpretation of imaging studies are critical to the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Emergency Radiology: Imaging of Acute Pathologies is a comprehensive review of radiological diagnoses commonly encountered in the emergency room by radiologists, residents, and fellows. The book is organized by anatomical sections that present the primary ER imaging areas of the acute abdomen, pelvis, thorax, neck, head, brain and spine, an…
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Singh, Ajay
Responsibility
Ajay Singh, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 387 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781441995919 (print ed.)
9781441995926
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Abstract
In the emergency and trauma setting, accurate and consistent interpretation of imaging studies are critical to the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Emergency Radiology: Imaging of Acute Pathologies is a comprehensive review of radiological diagnoses commonly encountered in the emergency room by radiologists, residents, and fellows. The book is organized by anatomical sections that present the primary ER imaging areas of the acute abdomen, pelvis, thorax, neck, head, brain and spine, and osseous structures. For each section, the common diagnoses are concisely described and are accompanied by relevant clinical facts and key teaching points that emphasize the importance of radiological interpretation in clinical patient management. The role of modalities such as plain radiography, CT, ultrasound, MR, and nuclear medicine imaging in managing emergency conditions is highlighted.
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Imaging of Acute Aortic Conditions -- Emergencies of the Biliary Tract -- Acute Appendicitis -- Imaging of Small Bowel -- Imaging of Bowel Obstruction -- Imaging of Acute Colonic Disorders -- Imaging of Genitourinary Emergencies -- Imaging of Acute Conditions of Male Reproductive Organs -- Imaging of Blunt and Penetrating Abdominal Trauma -- Acute Non-traumatic Imaging in the Liver and Spleen -- Imaging of Acute Pancreas -- Imaging of Acute Obstetric Disorders -- Imaging of Acute Gynaecologic Disorders -- Emergency Radionuclide Imaging of the Thorax and Abdomen -- Imaging of Neck Emergencies -- Imaging of Acute Head Emergencies -- Imaging of Facial Fractures -- Stroke and Its Imaging Evaluation -- Imaging of Acute Orbital Pathologies -- Imaging of Upper Extremity -- Lower Extremity Trauma -- Imaging of Spinal Trauma -- Imaging of Nontraumatic Mediastinal and Pulmonary Processes -- Imaging of Acute Thoracic Trauma -- Imaging of Lines and Tubes -- Imaging of Pediatric Emergencies.
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Atlas of the Mammalian Ovary : Morphological Dynamics and Potential Role of Innate Immunity

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Katharina Spanel-Borowski. Springer , c2012.
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In the era of molecular biology, an atlas that allows a rapid understanding of the complexity of ovarian processes is urgently needed. In this book, the author draws upon her own research, conducted over the past three decades, to provide a unique compilation of high-quality illustrations that offer illuminating insights in a readily accessible form. The ovarian follicles, the corpus luteum, and the interstitial cortex are presented as precisely controlled homeostatic compartments. Physiologic …
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Spanel-Borowski, Katharina
Responsibility
Katharina Spanel-Borowski
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 141 p. : 78 ill., 58 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642305351
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunity, innate
Ovary - anatomy & histology - Atlases
Ovary - immunology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anatomy
Endocrinology
Gynecology
Immunology
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
In the era of molecular biology, an atlas that allows a rapid understanding of the complexity of ovarian processes is urgently needed. In this book, the author draws upon her own research, conducted over the past three decades, to provide a unique compilation of high-quality illustrations that offer illuminating insights in a readily accessible form. The ovarian follicles, the corpus luteum, and the interstitial cortex are presented as precisely controlled homeostatic compartments. Physiologic cell death forms and leukocyte subtypes are clearly depicted, and the various steps in the ovulatory process are demonstrated in detail. Further topics addressed include the microvascular bed, the plasticity of intraovarian nerves as part of the remodelling processes in the polycystic and the menopausal ovary, and the role of cytokeratin-positive cells (of steroidogenic or microvascular origin) as messengers of innate immunity. This atlas will be a fascinating and informative resource for both trainees and more experienced professionals.
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Introduction -- Follicle stages and follicular atresia without and with irradiation -- Follicular atresia as proliferative and inflammatory event -- Cortex and cellular stromolysis -- The ovulatory period as acute inflammatory response to oxidative stress and follicle cell harvest -- Corpus luteum cycle with focus on capillary sprouting and regression, eosinophils and KIT-positive cells -- Intraovarian oocyte release (IOR) with severe tissue damage -- Vascular stromolysis and vascular luteolysis for bulk tissue removal -- Polycystic and postmenopausal ovaries and negligible mast cells -- Cytokeratin-positive cells as dendritic-like cells and potential albumin-coexpression in follicles and corpus luteum -- Aspects of immunological control, novel concepts, challenges and clinical perspectives.
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Paradoxes in social work practice : mitigating ethical trespass

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Merlinda Weinberg. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group , c2016.
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In the helping professions, codes of ethics and decision-making models have been the primary vehicles for determining what constitutes ethical practice. These strategies are insufficient since they assume that shared meanings exist and that the contradictory universal principles of codes can be reconciled. Also, these tools do not emphasize the significance of context for ethical practice. This book takes a new critical theoretical approach, which involves exploring how social workers construc…
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Weinberg, Merlinda
Responsibility
Merlinda Weinberg
Place of Publication
Abingdon, UK
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
192 p.
Series
Contemporary social work studies
ISBN
9781472431097
Subjects (MeSH)
Social Work - ethics
Abstract
In the helping professions, codes of ethics and decision-making models have been the primary vehicles for determining what constitutes ethical practice. These strategies are insufficient since they assume that shared meanings exist and that the contradictory universal principles of codes can be reconciled. Also, these tools do not emphasize the significance of context for ethical practice. This book takes a new critical theoretical approach, which involves exploring how social workers construct what is ’ethical’ in their work, especially when they are positioned at the intersection of multiple paradoxes, including that of two opposing responsibilities in society: namely, to care for others but also to prevent others from harm. The book is built on narratives from actual front-line workers and therefore is more applicable and grounded for practitioners and students, offering many suggestions for sound practice. It illustrates that an understanding of ethics differs from worker to worker and is heavily influenced by context, workers’ values, and what they take up as the primary discourses that frame their perceptions of the profession.
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Around the Globe for Women's Health : A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider

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Taraneh Shirazian, editor-in-chief ; Erin Gertz, co-editor. Springer , c2013.
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In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women's health providers. Around the Globe for Women's Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hem…
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Gertz, Erin
Shirazian, Taraneh
Responsibility
Taraneh Shirazian, editor-in-chief ; Erin Gertz, co-editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 144 p. : 25 illus., 23 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781441982575 (print ed.)
9781441982582
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Internationality
Women's Health
Women's health services
Abstract
In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women's health providers. Around the Globe for Women's Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hemorrhage) and barriers to care (the unmet need for family planning, or limited radiotherapy in low-resource countries, for example). Around the Globe for Women's Health is a must-have resource not just for physicians considering working in another country, but all providers seeking to provide better care for diverse populations of women within the United States.
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Maternal Mortality: The Greatest Health Divide in the World -- Postpartum Hemorrhage in a Conflict Setting -- Obstetric Fistula -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy -- The Unmet Need for Family Planning -- Anesthesia in Action at a Global Health Site -- At Your Cervix: Preventing Cervical Cancer using a Single Visit Approach -- The Challenge of Global Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment -- Radiation Therapy: A Privilege, Not a Right. Treatment of Cervical Cancer with Limited Radiotherapy in Low-Resource Settings -- Interested in Volunteering Abroad? Considerations When Choosing a Global Health Opportunity.
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Men's sexual health and fertility : a clinician's guide

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John P. Mulhall, Wayland Hsiao, editors. Springer , c2014.
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In the last decade, much of the clinical interest in the field of infertility has focused on advancing reproductive techniques and has often under-appreciated the role that male sexuality plays in reproductive problems. Male sexual function is an integral part of reproduction, and the treatment of sexual dysfunction is an important component for any couple seeking fertility. In some cases, treatment of sexual dysfunction may obviate the need for more invasive cures through advanced reproductive…
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Hsiao, Wayland
Mulhall, John P
Responsibility
John P. Mulhall, Wayland Hsiao, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 268 pages)
ISBN
9781493904242
9781493904259 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Infertility, male
Men's Health
Reproductive Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Fertility, Human
Male reproductive health
Abstract
In the last decade, much of the clinical interest in the field of infertility has focused on advancing reproductive techniques and has often under-appreciated the role that male sexuality plays in reproductive problems. Male sexual function is an integral part of reproduction, and the treatment of sexual dysfunction is an important component for any couple seeking fertility. In some cases, treatment of sexual dysfunction may obviate the need for more invasive cures through advanced reproductive techniques. Thanks to recent clinical and scientific advances in male sexual medicine, the management of men's sexual dysfunction is often more effective and less invasive than how it was historically described. Men's Sexual Health and Fertility is the only resource that focuses on the interplay and interconnections between male sexual dysfunction and male factor infertility, gathering insightful data from a panel of experts in male sexual medicine for clinicians who treat couples with fertility issues due to male sexual dysfunction. Chapters discuss advances in the field of men's sexual medicine, including the latest treatment for erectile dysfunction, the most up-to-date understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of ejaculation, and the growing body of evidence that low testosterone and male infertility are intimately related. As such, this book provides important information in order to be able to better understand the link between sexual dysfunction and infertility and, most importantly, to better treat male sexual dysfunction in the infertile couple.
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Physiology of Erection -- Physiology of Ejaculation -- Physiology of Testosterone Production -- The Effects of Vaginal Lubricants on Sperm Function -- Sexually Transmitted Infections -- Erectile Dysfunction and Infertility -- Anejaculation, Retrograde Ejaculation, and Anorgasmia -- Premature Ejaculation -- Delayed Ejaculation and Orgasm -- Hypogonadism and Infertility -- Varicoceles and Hypogonadism -- Nutraceuticals for Fertility and Erectile Health: A Brief Overview of What Works and What Is Worthless -- Effects of Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors on Testicular and Sperm Function -- Circumcision and Vasectomy: Do They Affect Sexual Function?
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Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit

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Nicole P. Juffermans, Timothy S. Walsh, editors. Springer , c2015.
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In the last decade, there have been several clinical trials that have studied red blood cell transfusion triggers in various Intensive Care Unit patient populations. Moreover, critically ill patients often suffer from coagulopathy. Recent studies have addressed the effectiveness of fresh frozen plasma and platelets to prevent or treat bleeding. This book offers a comprehensive summary of transfusion triggers for red blood cells in specific ICU patient populations and specific conditions with th…
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Juffermans, Nicole P
Walsh, Timothy S
Responsibility
Nicole P. Juffermans, Timothy S. Walsh, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 187 p. : 21 illus., 6 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319087344 (print ed.)
9783319087351
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion - methods
Critical Care - methods
Intensive Care Units
Abstract
In the last decade, there have been several clinical trials that have studied red blood cell transfusion triggers in various Intensive Care Unit patient populations. Moreover, critically ill patients often suffer from coagulopathy. Recent studies have addressed the effectiveness of fresh frozen plasma and platelets to prevent or treat bleeding. This book offers a comprehensive summary of transfusion triggers for red blood cells in specific ICU patient populations and specific conditions with the aim to personalize transfusion strategy.áIn addition, it discusses evidence for triggers for plasma and platelets and outlines the most common adverse effects of blood transfusion in the ICU, underlining the need for a careful assessment of its risks and benefits. Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit is a practical handbook that can be used in everyday practice to guide transfusion and thus will serve as a valuable resource for physicians, fellows and residents working in Intensive Care, Anesthesiology, and Cardiac Surgery.
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Introduction -- Causes of Anemia in Critically Ill Patients -- Red Blood Cell Transfusion Trigger in Sepsis -- Red Blood Cell Transfusion Trigger in Cardiac Disease -- Red Blood Cell Transfusion Trigger in Cardiac Surgery -- Red Blood Cell Transfusion Trigger in Brain Injury -- Red Blood Cell Transfusion in the Elderly -- ScvO2 as an Alternative Transfusion Trigger -- Alternatives to Red Blood Cell Transfusion -- Blood Sparing Alternatives in the Intensive Care Unit -- Massive Transfusion in Trauma -- Transfusion in Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- Platelet Transfusion Trigger in the Intensive Care Unit -- FFP Transfusion in Intensive Care Medicine -- Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury -- Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload.
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Quality Management in ART Clinics : A Practical Guide

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Fabiola Bento, Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal, editors. Springer , c2013.
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In the last decades, major advances have been made in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the public demand for these procedures has increased globally. All ART clinics, from those just starting out to the well established, must employ the latest equipment and implement the best practices, while ensuring that their resources are effectively engaged to optimize patient outcomes. This is a tenet of the fiduciary role of physicians and it is increasingly recognized as a quantifiable goal …
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Agarwal, Ashok
Bento, Fabiola
Esteves, Sandro
Responsibility
Fabiola Bento, Sandro Esteves, Ashok Agarwal, editors
Alternate Title
Quality management in assisted reproductive technology clinics
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 244 p. : 65 ill., 54 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781441971395
Subjects (MeSH)
Practice Management, Medical
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted - standards
Subjects (LCSH)
Endocrinology
Obstetrics
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
In the last decades, major advances have been made in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the public demand for these procedures has increased globally. All ART clinics, from those just starting out to the well established, must employ the latest equipment and implement the best practices, while ensuring that their resources are effectively engaged to optimize patient outcomes. This is a tenet of the fiduciary role of physicians and it is increasingly recognized as a quantifiable goal regulated by formal certifications and accreditations. Quality management protocols such as those proposed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are being rapidly adopted as standards of measure. Quality Management in ART Clinics: A Practical Guide provides easily adoptable ways to implement and improve formalized quality management systems. Essential to any clinic to achieve best practices and maintenance of formal regulatory certifications, this book brings together the know-how of experienced opinion leaders operating in key areas worldwide. The book offers an overview of primary regulations in the ART field, with attention to quality management demands, and links specific requirements to practical steps for implementation. Filled with process and procedure examples, flow diagrams and administrative form templates, this book is the first of its kind, gathering the necessary elements for optimizing practice, management, and quality assurance.
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Part I: Establishing a Quality Management System -- 1. Introduction to Quality Management in ART Clinics -- 2. Quality Management Systems -- 3. Where to Start -- 4. Defining Processes and Procedures -- 5. Training Personnel -- 6. How To Get Information -- Part II: Reproductive Laboratories -- 7. The Role of Reproductive Laboratories in the ART Clinic -- 8. Defining What Reproductive Laboratories Do -- 9. Explaining How Reproductive Laboratories Work -- 10. Ensuring that Reproductive Laboratories Provide High-Quality Services -- Part III: International Experience -- 11. Singapore -- 12. India -- 13. South Africa: A Laboratory Perspective on Quality Control -- 14. Nigeria: Experience with Quality Management and IVF in a Developing Country -- 15. Gulf Countries -- 16. United States of America -- 17. Chile -- 18. Brazil -- 19. Belgium: ISO 9001:2000 Certification as a Base for Total Quality Management in ART -- 20. The Netherlands -- 21. Australia: QMS in IVF Centres -- Index.
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Development of Normal Fetal Movements : The Last 15 Weeks of Gestation

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Alessandra Piontelli. Springer , c2015.
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In the later stages of gestation, fetal functions undergo increasing change and development, preparing the fetus for the transition to its postnatal environment. Rapid maturation is witnessed in breathing, swallowing, sensory functions, sleep, and many other processes, with corresponding behavioral changes. By 35 to 40 weeks of gestation, fetuses are capable of living ex utero without support, but it is increasingly appreciated that even infants born at between 35 and 36 weeks can suffer long-t…
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Piontelli, Alessandra
Responsibility
Alessandra Piontelli
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 145 p. : 67 illus., 16 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788847053724 (print ed.)
9788847053731
Subjects (MeSH)
Fetal movement - physiology
Fetus
Abstract
In the later stages of gestation, fetal functions undergo increasing change and development, preparing the fetus for the transition to its postnatal environment. Rapid maturation is witnessed in breathing, swallowing, sensory functions, sleep, and many other processes, with corresponding behavioral changes. By 35 to 40 weeks of gestation, fetuses are capable of living ex utero without support, but it is increasingly appreciated that even infants born at between 35 and 36 weeks can suffer long-term consequences. This book, which complements the author's previous volume on development of normal fetal movements during the first 25 weeks of gestation, discusses in detail the full range of behavioral phenomena observed during the final 15 weeks of gestation, with careful analysis of their mutual relationships. A key feature is the outstanding photographic material, difficult to obtain at this late stage, and the instructive graphs thatááare also included. The information provided will alert clinicians to deviations from the norm and to physiologic phenomena that can turn pathologic in infants born prematurely.
Contents
Introduction -- General Movements -- Localized or Isolated Movements -- Fetal Breathing Movements and Shallow Fetal Breathing Movements -- Swallowing, Sucking, and Mouthing -- Startles, Twitches and Clonuses - Seemingly Trivial Fetal Motions: Yawning and Hiccups -- Fetuses: Facial Motions or Facial Expressions? -- Fetal Behavioral States -- Twin Fetuses: Facts and Late-Pregnancy Twin Myths -- Fetal Sensory Abilities -- Conclusions.
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