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Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults

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Bernardo Barahona Corrêa, Rutger-Jan van der Gaag, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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In this book a group of international experts guide the reader through the clinical features of adults with autism spectrum disorders, describe the care needs of patients and their families, explain the evolution of the disorders into old age, and highlight what can be done to help. Detailed attention is paid to the medical and psychiatric problems of adults with these disorders and the approach to their education and professional integration. In addition, expert neuroscientists summarize curre…
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Barahona Corrêa, Bernardo
van der Gaag, Rutger-Jan
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Bernardo Barahona Corrêa, Rutger-Jan van der Gaag, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 273 pages) : 12 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319427133
9783319427119 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Abstract
In this book a group of international experts guide the reader through the clinical features of adults with autism spectrum disorders, describe the care needs of patients and their families, explain the evolution of the disorders into old age, and highlight what can be done to help. Detailed attention is paid to the medical and psychiatric problems of adults with these disorders and the approach to their education and professional integration. In addition, expert neuroscientists summarize current views on the neurobiology of autism. Autism spectrum disorders are devastating neurodevelopmental disorders. Although diagnosis and therapeutic interventions usually take place in infancy, they are chronic lifelong conditions. Surprisingly, the literature on autism spectrum disorders in adults is scarce. Moreover, most mental health professionals working with adults have little training in autism, and adult mental health services around the world are rarely prepared to address the needs of these patients, which tend to increase with age. This book therefore fills a crucial gap in the literature and will prove useful for all who care for and deal with adults in the Autistic Spectrum.
Contents
Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Developmental History of a Concept -- The Neurobiology of Autistic Spectrum Disorders -- The Clinical Neuropsychology of ASD -- Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability -- The High-functioning Group: High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in Adults -- Ageing with Autistic Spectrum Disorder -- Autism in Girls and Women -- Psychiatric and Neurological Problems in Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders -- Adult Outcomes and Supported Employment Strategies: a Formidable Challenge -- The Institutional and Community Care for Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders -- Sense and Sensibility: Forensic Issues with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Adult Umbilical Reconstruction : Principles and Techniques

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Melvin A. Shiffman, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book starts with a description of the anatomy of the umbilicus and its ideal shape. After a brief summary of the history of umbilical reconstruction, currently used umbilical reconstructive techniques are presented. The reader will also find information on the reconstruction of the umbilicus after malignant melanoma; outcomes and complications will be discussed in the last chapters. Written by respected authors, this book will offer residents and fellows as well as practicing and highly ex…
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Shiffman, Melvin A
Responsibility
Melvin A. Shiffman, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 574 pages) : 753 illus., 749 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319438870
9783319438856 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Umbilicus - surgery
Abstract
This book starts with a description of the anatomy of the umbilicus and its ideal shape. After a brief summary of the history of umbilical reconstruction, currently used umbilical reconstructive techniques are presented. The reader will also find information on the reconstruction of the umbilicus after malignant melanoma; outcomes and complications will be discussed in the last chapters. Written by respected authors, this book will offer residents and fellows as well as practicing and highly experienced plastic surgeons essential guidance on treatment and decision-making concerning umbilical reconstruction. Its numerous illustrations and clearly structured content make the book a must-read.
Contents
Anatomy -- Shape and Position of Umbilicus -- History -- Techniques -- History of Tumors of the Umbilicus -- Malignant Tumors of Umbilicus -- Benign Tumors of the Umbilicus -- Complications -- Outcomes.
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Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric and Adult Patients : Anesthetic and Perioperative Management

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Ali Dabbagh, Antonio Hernandez Conte, Lorraine Lubin, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric and Adult Patients: Anesthetic and Perioperative Management provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of care of the pediatric patient undergoing cardiac surgery and anesthesia. After introductory chapters that encompass pediatric cardiovascular embryology, physiology and pharmacology, diagnostic approaches and preoperative considerations are explained. The intraoperative management of a wide range of specific lesions is then discussed, with full descri…
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Dabbagh, Ali
Conte, Antonio Hernandez
Lubin, Lorraine
Responsibility
Ali Dabbagh, Antonio Hernandez Conte, Lorraine Lubin, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 1025 pages) : 203 illus., 170 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319446912
9783319446899 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Anesthesia - methods
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Defects, Congenital
Heart Diseases - congenital
Perioperative Care
Abstract
Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric and Adult Patients: Anesthetic and Perioperative Management provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of care of the pediatric patient undergoing cardiac surgery and anesthesia. After introductory chapters that encompass pediatric cardiovascular embryology, physiology and pharmacology, diagnostic approaches and preoperative considerations are explained. The intraoperative management of a wide range of specific lesions is then discussed, with full descriptions of anesthesia plans added with descriptions on diagnostic methods and surgical interventions. Postoperative care is also addressed, and a concluding section considers anesthesia outside the cardiac operating room. In the twenty-first century, advances in minimally invasive technology have led to the introduction of a wide array of pediatric cardiac procedures. More traditional surgical procedures have also been transformed by new devices and surgical approaches. The cardiac anesthesiologist is faced with an ever-increasing role in the perioperative care of pediatric patients undergoing cardiologic procedures in operating rooms, as well as less conventional locations. In this book, accomplished experts from around the world in the fields of pediatric anesthesia, cardiology, and cardiac surgery describe the multiple facets of caring for this very unique patient population.
Contents
History of Pediatric Anesthesia & Pediatric Cardiac-Congenital Surgery -- Cardiovascular system embryology and development -- Pediatric Cardiovascular Physiology -- Cardiovascular Pharmacology in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease -- Perioperative Care of the Congenital Cardiac Patient in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory -- Perioperative Imaging for the Congenital Cardiac Patient -- Pediatric Cardiovascular Monitoring -- Electrocardiography: Basic knowledge with focus on fetal and pediatric ECG -- Neurologic monitoring -- Coagulation monitoring -- Respiratory monitoring -- Preoperative evaluation -- Anesthetic Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- Medical Facility Infrastructure Considerations -- Limiting the Lifetime Surgical Impact of Congenital Heart Disease and Guiding Care for the Congenital Heart Patient -- Cardiopulmonary bypass in children and infants -- Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) -- Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Transposition of great vessels -- Right sided obstructive lesions -- Congenital Mitral Valve Anomalies -- Congenital anomalies of the aortic valve -- Anomalies of the aortic arch, aortic coarctation, interrupted aortic arch and vascular rings -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Treatment Options -- Double Outlet Right Ventricle -- Double Outlet Left Ventricle (DOLV) -- Pulmonary hypertension -- RV failure, Pulmonary HTN -- Coronary artery anomalies -- Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Congenital Heart Patients -- Postoperative Cardiovascular & Hemodynamic Management in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery -- Postoperative arrhythmias and their management -- Postoperative Respiratory Management in Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Patients -- Postoperative bleeding and coagulation management -- Postoperative Central Nervous System Management in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease -- Postoperative endocrine management -- Perioperative Pain Management in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease -- Postoperative renal management, Fluid/Electrolyte management and Acid-base disorders -- Congenital Cardiac Intensive care and Management of Cardiac arrest -- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Emerging Countries.
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Adult Lumbar Scoliosis : A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

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Eric O. Klineberg, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Providing a sound definition and review of the pertinent treatment goals for the management of adult lumbar scoliosis, this practical and comprehensive guide covers everything from pre-operative evaluation and radiography to post-operative management and complications. Both non-operative and operative strategies are presented, including minimally invasive techniques, decompression, anterior release, spinal osteotomy, biologics, and proximal and distal fixation, with an emphasis on clinical guid…
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Klineberg, Eric O
Responsibility
Eric O. Klineberg, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : 82 illus., 28 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319477091
9783319477077 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Scoliosis - diagnosis
Scoliosis - surgery
Abstract
Providing a sound definition and review of the pertinent treatment goals for the management of adult lumbar scoliosis, this practical and comprehensive guide covers everything from pre-operative evaluation and radiography to post-operative management and complications. Both non-operative and operative strategies are presented, including minimally invasive techniques, decompression, anterior release, spinal osteotomy, biologics, and proximal and distal fixation, with an emphasis on clinical guidelines and management outcomes. The impact and prevention of complications following treatment are also discussed, including the prevention of proximal junctional kyphosis. Concluding with an examination of future directions for research and clinical treatment strategies, the comprehensive approach of this book provides the orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon and spinal practitioner with the most current evidence and expert thought about the evaluation and management of adult lumbar scoliosis.
Contents
Defining Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Imaging Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Radiographic Parameters for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Patient Reported Outcome Measures Available for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Impact of Depression on the Treatment of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Pre-Operative Clinical Evaluation of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Non-Operative Management of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Surgical Alignment Goals for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Intra-Operative Management of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Biologics for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Assessing the Need for Decompression for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Minimally Invasive Techniques for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Anterior Column Release for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Anterior Column Support Options for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Releases and Osteotomies Used for the Correction of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Distal Fixation for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: Indications and Techniques -- Diagnosis and Classification of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure -- Prevention Strategies for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis -- Complications Following Surgical Intervention for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Peri-Operative Patient Management of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Patient Reported Outcomes Following the Treatment of Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Health Economic Value of the Treatment for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis -- Future Directions for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis.
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Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas in Adults

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Hugues Duffau, editor. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The second edition of this well-received volume has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in pathological classification and molecular epidemiology of diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) in adults and offers an updated review on individualized therapies. This book presents the latest research pertaining to the diagnosis, genetics, therapy and management of DLGGs. It extensively covers recent research on the natural history of DLGGs and their interaction with the brain and reviews the ne…
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Duffau, Hugues
Responsibility
Hugues Duffau, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 753 pages) : 79 illus., 66 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319554662
9783319554648 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Glioma
Abstract
The second edition of this well-received volume has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in pathological classification and molecular epidemiology of diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) in adults and offers an updated review on individualized therapies. This book presents the latest research pertaining to the diagnosis, genetics, therapy and management of DLGGs. It extensively covers recent research on the natural history of DLGGs and their interaction with the brain and reviews the new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies which increase survival and quality of life of the patient. New topics covered are the management of DLGGs during pregnancy, functional rehabilitation of patients with DLGG and the onco-functional balance in DLGG, among others. The reader will have the opportunity to gain insight in both clinical and basic science aspects of this type of tumor and learn about the application of novel imaging techniques such as diffussion tensor imaging. Edited by a leading expert in the field and authored by a team of recognised specialists, this book is a valuable resource for medical oncologists, neuro-oncologists and neurologists.
Contents
1. Introduction: From the Inhibition of Dogmas to the Concept of Personalized Management in Patients with Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- Part I: Epidemiology and Classification -- 2. Epidemiology of Diffuse Low Grade Gliomas -- 3. Molecular Epidemiology of Diffuse Low-Grade Glioma -- 4. Molecular-Genetic Classification of Gliomas and Its Practical Application to Diagnostic Neuropathology -- 5. Towards an Intermediate Grade in Glioma Classification -- Part II: Fundamental Science -- 6. Pathogenesis of Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 7. Dissemination of Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas: Tools and Molecular Insights -- 8. The Genomics of Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 9. Diffuse Low-Grade Glioma Associated Stem Cells -- 10. Molecular Imaging of Diffuse Low Grade Glioma -- Part III: Clinical Aspects and Diagnostic Imaging -- 11. Clinical Presentation in Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas - 12. Epilepsy and Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 13. Quality of Life in Patients with Diffuse Low-Grade Glioma -- 14. Magnetic Resonance Oncometabolic Imaging in DLGG Beyond the Image - 15. Positron-Emission-Tomography in Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 16. Dynamics of DLGG and Clinical Implications -- 17. Natural History and Spontaneous Prognostic Factors -- Part IV: Functional Assessment and Interaction with the Brain -- 18. Language, Cognitive and Emotional Evaluations -- 19. Task-Based and Resting-State Functional MRI in DLGG -- 20. Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 21. Magnetoencephalography, Functional Connectivity and Neural Network Topology in Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 22. Interactions Between Diffuse Low-Grade Glioma (DLGG), Brain Connectome and Neuroplasticity -- Part V: New Insights into the Therapeutic Strategies for DLGG -- 23. Surgery for Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas (DLGG) Oncological Outcomes -- 24. Surgery for Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas (DLGG) Functional Ouctomes -- 25. Chemotherapy for Diffuse Low Grade Gliomas -- 26. Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Low Grade Gliomas -- 27. Functional Rehabilitation in Patients with DLGG -- 28. New Individualized and Dynamic Therapeutic Strategies in DLGG -- Part VI: Prospects -- 29. Emerging Therapies for Diffuse Low Grade Glioma -- 30. Pregnancy and Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 31. Biomathematical Modeling of DLGG -- 32. Resection Probability Maps of Glioma -- 33. The Concept of Onco-Functional Balance in the Management of DLGG -- 34. The Origins of Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas -- 35. From Management of Incidental DLGG to Screening of Silent DLGG.
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Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Special Populations : A Clinical Guide

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Laura Hinkle Bachmann, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Though recent breakthroughs in research advance care with each day, the population of HIV-infected individuals continues to grow globally, leaving them particularly susceptible to additional STDs that are complicated by their immunocompromised state.áThis text is the only book to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of issues relevant to STI care in the HIV-infected adult,áadolescent, and transgendered populations.á Written by experts in the field, HIV in HIV-Infected Adults and …
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Bachmann, Laura Hinkle
Responsibility
Laura Hinkle Bachmann, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : 84 illus., 78 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319566948
9783319566924 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
HIV Infections - complications
Risk Assessment
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - complications
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - prevention & control
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
Though recent breakthroughs in research advance care with each day, the population of HIV-infected individuals continues to grow globally, leaving them particularly susceptible to additional STDs that are complicated by their immunocompromised state.áThis text is the only book to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of issues relevant to STI care in the HIV-infected adult,áadolescent, and transgendered populations.á Written by experts in the field, HIV in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents approaches these unique needs through its review of sexual history, synergies between STIs and HIV, epidemiology, issues specific for HIV-infected individuals, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management considerations for ten common STIs, and prevention strategies. Each topic includes a case-based presentation and the most current CDC-recommended STI treatment regimens. Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Special Populations is the ultimate resource for any physician treating adults and special populations with HIV, including HIV clinicians, sexual health specialists, general internists, family medicine practitioners, infectious diseases specialists, advanced practice clinicians, and physicians.
Contents
Part I: Office-Based Approaches to Improve Sexual Health -- 1. Office-Based STI Management: A Practical Approach to Sexual History Taking and Syndromic Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections -- 2. Behavioral Interventions for Prevention in HIV Care -- Part II: STI Pathogens and Associated Conditions -- 3. Chlamydia trachomatis Infection -- 4. Gonococcal Infections -- 5. Syphilis -- 6. Herpes Simplex Virus Infections -- 7. Trichomonas vaginalis Infections -- 8. Prevention of Complications from Human Papillomavirus Infection in the HIV-Infected Individual -- 9. Bacterial Vaginosis -- 10. Hepatitis B and C -- Part III: Special Populations -- 11. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Who Have Sex with Men -- 12. Transgender Individuals -- 13. STIs Among Women Who Have Sex with Women -- 14. Youth.
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Management of Early Progressive Corneal Ectasia : Accelerated Crosslinking Principles

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Cosimo Mazzotta, Frederik Raiskup, Stefano Baiocchi, Giuliano Scarcelli, Marc D. Friedman, Claudio Traversi. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides a rapid overview of crosslinking protocols and the therapeutic guidelines to optimize the application according to patients age and ectasia staging. This book is unique in the field of crosslinking therapy, as it gives the readers a complete guide for their daily practice to understand the modern accelerated crosslinking protocols, indications and customized treatment strategies. Ophthalmic specialists, opticians, optometrists and doctors working in ophthalmic settings, will …
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Mazzotta, Cosimo
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Raiskup, Frederik
Baiocchi, Stefano
Scarcelli, Giuliano
Friedman, Marc D
Traversi, Claudio
Responsibility
Cosimo Mazzotta, Frederik Raiskup, Stefano Baiocchi, Giuliano Scarcelli, Marc D. Friedman, Claudio Traversi
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages) : 103 illus., 86 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319611372
9783319611365 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Diseases
Adult
Dilatation, Pathologic
Abstract
This book provides a rapid overview of crosslinking protocols and the therapeutic guidelines to optimize the application according to patients age and ectasia staging. This book is unique in the field of crosslinking therapy, as it gives the readers a complete guide for their daily practice to understand the modern accelerated crosslinking protocols, indications and customized treatment strategies. Ophthalmic specialists, opticians, optometrists and doctors working in ophthalmic settings, will find this book to be a go-to guide for furthering clinical knowledge of this specialized treatment for early progressive corneal ectasia.
Contents
1. Principles of Corneal Collagen Cross-linking -- 2. Crosslinking Protocols -- 3. Crosslinking Evidences In-Vitro and In-Vivo -- 4. Accelerated Crosslinking Protocols -- 5. Refractive Crosslinking: ACXL Plus -- 6. ACXL Beyond Keratoconus: Post-LASIK Ectasia, and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration -- 7. Keratoconus Classification, ACXL Indications and Therapy Flowchart.
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Adult Congenital Heart Disease : Focusing on Intervention

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Munetaka Masuda, Koichiro Niwa, editors. --Singapore: Springer , 2017.
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This book describes the most popular topics concerning adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), especially focusing on indications and re-intervention procedures for some major ACHDs. Thanks to advances in medical and surgical therapy for congenital heart disease over the last half century, many patients who underwent surgical correction reached adulthood. However, as can be seen from the explosive increase in the number of ACHD patients, postoperative residua and sequelae have also become appare…
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Masuda, Munetaka
Niwa, Koichiro
Responsibility
Munetaka Masuda, Koichiro Niwa, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 239 pages) : 73 illus., 47 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811045424
9789811045417 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Heart Defects, Congenital - surgery
Abstract
This book describes the most popular topics concerning adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), especially focusing on indications and re-intervention procedures for some major ACHDs. Thanks to advances in medical and surgical therapy for congenital heart disease over the last half century, many patients who underwent surgical correction reached adulthood. However, as can be seen from the explosive increase in the number of ACHD patients, postoperative residua and sequelae have also become apparent. The purpose of this book is to highlight complicated problems in connection with ACHD, including its present status, as well as methods for its management including medical and surgical treatment. The content primarily focuses on two areas--general information for cardiologists, and information on re-intervention for interventionists and cardiac surgeons--setting it apart from the majority of books on congenital heart disease.
Contents
Part I. Background and Facilities -- 1. Historical Perspective -- 2. Facilities for Patient Care -- Part II. Medical Consideration -- 3. Postoperative Residua and Sequelae -- 4. Heart Failure in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- 5. Rhythm Disturbance/Sudden Death -- Part III. Intervention/Re-intervention Considerations -- 6. Perioperative Anesthetic Management of Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Disease -- 7. Therapeutic Catheter Intervention for Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (ASD, PDA) -- 8. Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot -- 9. Post-RV-PA Conduit Repair -- 10. Repaired Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries -- 11. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- 12. Post Right Heart Bypass Operation -- 13. Aortopathy Including Hereditary Disease (Marfan Syndrome, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, etc.) -- 14. Ebstein’s Anomaly in the Adult: Timing for Surgical Intervention in Adult Population -- Erratum.
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Adult CNS Radiation Oncology : Principles and Practice

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Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as…
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Chang, Eric L.
Brown, Paul D.
Lo, Simon S.
Sahgal, Arjun
Suh, John H.
Responsibility
Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors
Alternate Title
Adult central nervous system radiation oncology
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 766 p.) : 349 illus., 257 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319428789
9783319428772 (print ed.)
9783319428796 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Central Nervous System Diseases - radiotherapy
Central Nervous System Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as well as secondary cancers of metastatic origin. The first half of the book is organized anatomically: tumors of the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, optic pathway, ocular choroid, and skull base. The second half covers primary CNS lymphoma, rare CNS tumors, metastatic brain disease, vascular conditions of the CNS, radiation-associated complications, and radiation modalities. Each chapter provides guidance on treatment field design, target delineation, and normal critical structure tolerance constraints in the context of the disease being treated. Learning objectives, case studies, and Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Medical Education-style questions and answers are incorporated throughout the book. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and fellows, but medical students may also find value in the text.
Contents
Part I. Brain Tumors: Benign -- Meningioma -- Pituitary Adenoma -- Craniopharyngioma -- Vestibular Schwannoma -- Part II. Brain Tumors: Malignant Gliomas -- Low Grade Glioma -- High Grade Gliomas -- Part III. Spine: Benign -- Schwannomas and Neurofibromas -- Spinal Meningioma -- Part IV. Spine: Malignant -- Astrocytic Tumors of Spinal Cord -- Spinal Cord Ependymoma -- Part V. Spine: Metastatic -- Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: Conventional Radiotherapy -- Vertebral Body Metastasis -- Part VI. Leptomeningeal Disease -- Evaluation and Workup of Leptomeningeal Disease -- Palliative Radiation Therapy for Leptomeningeal Disease -- Part VII. Optic Pathway Tumors -- Optic Pathway Gliomas -- Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma -- Part VIII. Ocular Oncology -- Uveal Melanoma -- Part IX. Skull Base Tumor -- Skull Base Tumors -- Part X. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Part XI. Rare Tumors -- Choroid Plexus Tumors -- Hemangiopericytoma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Hemangioblastomas -- NF2 Related Tumors and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors -- Germ Cell Tumors -- Pineal Region Tumors -- Glomus Tumors -- Adult Medulloblastoma -- Intracranial Ependymoma -- Central Neurocytoma -- Part XII. Metastatic Brain Disease -- Prognostic Classification Systems for Brain Metastases -- Neurosurgical Management of Single Brain Metastases -- Multiple Brain Metastases -- Postoperative Treatment for Brain Metastasis -- Part XIII. Vascular Conditions of the CNS -- Vascular Malformation -- Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Part XIV. Radiation Associated Complications -- Brain Radionecrosis -- Spinal Cord Tolerance and Risk of Radiation Myelopathy -- Radiation Optic Neuropathy -- Cerebral Atrophy and Leukoencephalopathy Following Cranial Irradiation -- Hypopituitarism -- Neurocognitive Changes -- Cranial Nerve Palsies, Vascular Damage, and Brainstem Injury -- Part XV. Radiation Modalities Applied to CNS Tumors -- 3-D Conformal Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy -- Linac Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy -- Gamma Knife’ Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypo-Fractionated Stereototatic Radiotherapy -- Spinal Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Proton Beam Therapy (For CNS Tumors) -- Brachytherapy.
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Clinical Examination Skills in the Adult Critically Ill Patient

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Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardia…
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Dünser, Martin W.
Dankl, Daniel
Petros, Sirak
Mer, Mervyn
Responsibility
Martin W. Dünser, Daniel Dankl, Sirak Petros, Mervyn Mer, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 261 p.) : 236 illus., 226 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319773650
9783319773643 (print ed.)
9783319773667 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Critical Illness
Physical Examination
Specialty
Clinical Medicine
Physical Examination
Abstract
This well-illustrated book provides detailed guidance on all aspects of physical examination in patients requiring emergency or intensive care. After an introductory section covering basic principles and the recognition of pre-terminal signs, the approach to examination of individual organ systems is clearly explained. Examination schemes are then presented for particular conditions or settings, including respiratory distress, shock, neurological disease, trauma, suspected infection, and cardiac arrest. The skill of physical examination has become the forgotten art of medicine in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Furthermore, most books on the topic have so far focused on examination practices applicable to non-critically ill patients. In emergency and intensive care medicine, however, a different approach and sometimes also different examination techniques are required due to the life-threatening disease process. In summarizing knowledge and providing guidance on physical examination in this specific subgroup of patients, this book will meet the needs of all physicians and allied health care professionals involved in the care of critically ill patients.
Contents
Part I. General approach to the critically ill patient -- Basic principles -- The first impression -- Checking vital functions -- Recognizing pre-terminal signs -- Part II. Examining single organ systems -- The airway and lungs -- The circulation -- The brain -- The abdomen -- The liver -- The hydration status and the kidneys -- The neuromuscular system and spinal cord -- The coagulation -- Part III. Systematic examination schemes -- The patient in respiratory distress -- The patient in shock -- The patient with neurological disease -- The patient with severe trauma -- The patient with a suspected infection -- The patient in cardiac arrest -- The intoxicated patient -- During the ICU ward round -- Part IV. Appendix. Dermatological pearls.
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Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice

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Doreen DeFaria Yeh, Ami Bhatt, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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There is an evident practice gap in education of general adult cardiologists on long-term management of congenital heart disease (CHD). The goal of this book is to help general cardiologists, but also pediatricians and related care providers in the management and diagnosis of adult CHD. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice provides clear, practical advice on adult CHD for the busy fellow, resident and practicing clinician. It includes training and revision material to assist lear…
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DeFaria Yeh, Doreen
Bhatt, Ami
Responsibility
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, Ami Bhatt, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 580 p.) : 131 illus., 103 illus. in color
Series Title
In clinical practice
ISBN
9783319674209
9783319674186 (print ed.)
9783319674193 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-6652
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Heart Defects, Congenital
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
There is an evident practice gap in education of general adult cardiologists on long-term management of congenital heart disease (CHD). The goal of this book is to help general cardiologists, but also pediatricians and related care providers in the management and diagnosis of adult CHD. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice provides clear, practical advice on adult CHD for the busy fellow, resident and practicing clinician. It includes training and revision material to assist learning and is formatted in such a way as to provide short, concise content designed for easy recall of salient facts.
Contents
Part I. General Introductory Principles -- Terminology: Defining cardiac position, chamber morphology and Van Prague nomenclature -- Dextrocardias -- Part II. Shunt Lesions -- General Principles of shunt lesions -- Atrial Septal -- Defects and Sinus Venosus Defects -- Ventricular Septal Defects -- Atrioventricular Canal Type Defects -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Miscellaneous Lesions -- Pulmonary Hypertension and Eisenmenger Physiology -- Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava -- Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return -- Part III. Left Heart Obstructive Lesions -- Cor Triatriatum -- Congenital Mitral Stenosis -- Subaortic Stenosis -- Congenital Aortic Stenosis -- Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis -- Coarctation of the Aorta and Shone's Complex -- Part IV. Right Heart Obstructive Lesions -- Valvular Pulmonary Stenosis -- Supravalvular Pulmonary Stenosis -- Subvalvular Pulmonary Stenosis -- Double Chamber Right Ventricle -- Part V. Conotruncal Abnormalities -- Double Outlet Right Ventricle -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Truncus Arteriosus -- D Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries -- L Looped or Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Part VI. Other Complex Lesions -- Ebstein's Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve -- Univentricular Heart and Fontan Palliation -- Left Ventricular Non-Compaction -- Genetic Thoracic Aortic Syndromes -- Part VII. Coronary Abnormalities -- Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies -- Kawasaki's Disease -- Part VIII. Principles in Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- Advanced Cardiac Imaging in ACHD -- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in ACHD -- Obesity and Exercise Restriction in ACHD -- Endocarditis Prophylaxis in ACHD -- Pregnancy in ACHD -- Heart Failure in ACHD -- Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in ACHD.
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Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Lorna Swan, Alexandra A. Frogoudaki, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book sheds new light on the diagnosis and treatment of Heart Failure in adult patients with congenital heart disease. This is a rapidly growing clinical issue for this group of patients and the clinical teams caring for them. The book highlights the major clinical dilemmas in diagnosing heart failure in patients with a lifelong cardiac condition and describes in details the utility of biomarkers, complex imaging and functional tests, e.g. the cardiopulmonary exercise testing. A step-wise a…
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Swan, Lorna
Frogoudaki, Alexandra A.
Responsibility
Lorna Swan, Alexandra A. Frogoudaki, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 263 p.) : 41 illus., 34 illus. in color
Series Title
Congenital heart disease in adolescents and adults
ISBN
9783319778037
9783319778020 (print ed.)
9783319778044 (print ed.)
ISSN
2364-6659
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Heart Diseases - congenital
Heart Failure - complications
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This book sheds new light on the diagnosis and treatment of Heart Failure in adult patients with congenital heart disease. This is a rapidly growing clinical issue for this group of patients and the clinical teams caring for them. The book highlights the major clinical dilemmas in diagnosing heart failure in patients with a lifelong cardiac condition and describes in details the utility of biomarkers, complex imaging and functional tests, e.g. the cardiopulmonary exercise testing. A step-wise approach to treatment is described from drug therapy through to devices and transplantation. As such, the book offers an essential guide for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons looking to optimize the management of patients with delicate physiology and complex disease.
Contents
Part I. Heart Failure in ACHD -- 1. Incidence and Prevalence of Heart Failure in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- 2. Pathophysiology and Causes of Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 3. Definition and Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 4. Risk Stratification and Prognosis -- 5. Co-morbidities -- Part II. Specific Conditions -- 6. The Palliated Univentricular Heart -- 7. Systemic Right Ventricle -- 8. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension -- 9. Acute Heart Failure in Adult Patients with Congenital Heart Disease -- Part III. Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure -- 10. Role of Intervention and Surgery -- 11. Drug Therapy in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Heart Failure -- 12. Arrhythmia and Devices -- 13. Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in Adult Congenital Heart Disease-Related Advanced Heart Failure -- 14. Holistic Care and Palliation -- 15. Future Research.
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Neurometabolic Hereditary Diseases of Adults

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Alessandro P. Burlina, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This practical book describes only neurometabolic hereditary diseases which have a specific treatment and encourages the general neurologist to think of the most common neurometabolic hereditary diseases, which he might have seen and never considered in the differential diagnosis. Information regarding how to deal with diseases with special therapy is provided (i.e. enzymatic replacement therapy in Fabry disease and Pompe disease), as is information on diseases which are not easily recognized (…
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Burlina, Alessandro P.
Responsibility
Alessandro P. Burlina, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 181 p.) : 29 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319761480
9783319761466 (print ed.)
9783319761473 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Specialty
Genetics, Medical
Neurology
Abstract
This practical book describes only neurometabolic hereditary diseases which have a specific treatment and encourages the general neurologist to think of the most common neurometabolic hereditary diseases, which he might have seen and never considered in the differential diagnosis. Information regarding how to deal with diseases with special therapy is provided (i.e. enzymatic replacement therapy in Fabry disease and Pompe disease), as is information on diseases which are not easily recognized (i.e. Niemann-Pick disease type C), and diseases with clinical features mimicking other common neurodegenrative diseases (i.e. Wilson's disease). Neurometabolic Hereditary Diseases is written with a clinical focus for adult neurologists working in general hospitals.
Contents
1. Principles of Human Genetics and Mendelian Inheritance -- 2. Newborn Screening and High Risk Screening Population for Neurological Inherited Metabolic Diseases -- 3. Neuroimaging of Inherited Metabolic Diseases of Adulthood -- 4. Fabry Disease -- 5. Pompe Disease -- 6. Niemann-Pick Disease Type C -- 7. Wilson’s Disease -- 8. Homocystinuria.
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Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice

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Ingela Oberg, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This contributed book focuses on the nursing care and considerations for the most common type of malignant brain tumours – gliomas, out of the 150 different types of brain tumours. The reader will gain specialist knowledge in understanding the disease trajectory of malignant gliomas and gain a deeper understanding of the presenting symptoms and varying treatment options of this highly malignant tumour. High grade malignant gliomas impact significantly on prognosis, with an average life expectan…
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Oberg, Ingela
Responsibility
Ingela Oberg, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 314 p.) : 35 illus., 25 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319767475
9783319767468 (Print ed.)
9783319767482 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Glioma - nursing
Oncology Nursing - methods
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Nursing
Abstract
This contributed book focuses on the nursing care and considerations for the most common type of malignant brain tumours – gliomas, out of the 150 different types of brain tumours. The reader will gain specialist knowledge in understanding the disease trajectory of malignant gliomas and gain a deeper understanding of the presenting symptoms and varying treatment options of this highly malignant tumour. High grade malignant gliomas impact significantly on prognosis, with an average life expectancy of 18-24 months from diagnosis, given maximum treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This book takes you through all current treatment options with their associated risks and intended benefits. Brain tumours affect not just the patient, but their family and carers too and this important aspect of holistic nursing care is not to be overlooked. This book encompasses first hand experiences of both a brain tumour patient living with a glioma and aspects from a carer. The structure of this book follows a typical patient pathway from presenting signs/symptoms through to MDT (multidisciplinary team) discussions to surgical techniques and radiological investigations, right through to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care including end of life care. It provides a distinct overview of the holistic needs spectrum encompassing the entire patient journey and equips the reader with learning objectives set at every chapter. Although this book is primarily aimed at Nurses working at ward level within neuro-oncology, this book is also intended to benefit professionals new to the field of specialist nursing – in particular those working with adult brain tumours and neuro-oncology.
Contents
1. Neuroanatomy and Physiology -- 2. Neuroimaging -- 3. Neurological Assessment of Patients with Gliomas -- 4. Multidisciplinary Team Working -- 5. Medical Management of Adult Glioma -- 6. Glioma Surgery -- 7. The Classification of Adult Gliomas -- 8. Pre- and Post-operative Complications -- 9. Neurorehabilitation -- 10. A Voyage Around My Brain and Myself -- 11. Holistic Needs Assessment and Care Planning -- 12. Communication Skills: The Patient as Co-pilot -- 13. The Mental Capacity Act/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Their Relationship to Adult Safeguarding -- 14. Radiotherapy -- 15. Chemotherapy for Gliomas -- 16. Allied Health Professional Rehabilitation in the UK -- 17. Teenagers and Young Adults/Transition Services: Implications for Nurses -- 18. Carers Perspective: “The Wind, It Howls” -- 19. End of Life Care for the Glioma Patient.
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Adult Vaccinations : Changing the Immunization Paradigm

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Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be…
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Michel, Jean-Pierre
Maggi, Stefania
Responsibility
Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 127 p.) : 1 illus. in color
Series
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Series Title
Practical issues in geriatrics
ISBN
9783030051594
9783030051587 (Print ed.)
9783030051600 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6060
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Aging - immunology
Immunization
Vaccination
Vaccines
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be addressed. The book systematically discusses the major vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as regulatory issues in vaccine provision, and presents the results of an expert meeting designed to identify the obstacles to vaccination, and solutions for addressing these barriers. It goes on to extend the discussion beyond the traditional boundaries of human health to encompass the “one health” concept. The book is intended for all those with an interest in vaccination, including physicians (from a wide range of disciplines including geriatrics/gerontology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, internal medicine, and other non-organ specialties), other healthcare professionals, pharmacists, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies (EMEA, national authorities), policymakers, the media and the general public.
Contents
Foreword. Adult vaccinations: essential but too often forgotten -- 1. Complexity of vaccine manufacture and supply -- 2. Administration of vaccines: current process, new technologies, adjuvants -- 3. How can the European Medicines Agency support an appropriate strategy of adult vaccination? -- 4. Public health impact of adult vaccine-preventable diseases on performance, disability, mortality and health care costs in Europe -- 5. Outcomes after HPV vaccination -- 6. Impact of nutrition on adult vaccination efficacy -- 7. Profiling vaccines for an immunosenescent and multimorbid population -- 8. Comprehensive geriatric assessment in infectious diseases -- 9. Etiology of respiratory tract infections in adults in Europe: current knowledge and knowledge gaps -- 10. European flu vaccine regulations and their impacts in community-dwelling adults -- 11. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease in the European Union, with particular focus on Germany -- 12. Direct and indirect benefits of a comprehensive approach to vaccinating adults with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, especially in patients with chronic diseases -- 13. Vaccination of health care professionals and protection of hospitalized adults and nursing home residents -- 14. Ongoing threats for older Europeans: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus -- 15. Herpes Zoster vaccination: a vaccine to prevent pain -- 16. Gastroenteritis burden in the adult community: prospects for vaccines -- 17. Travel vaccination -- 18. Integrating the veterinarian scientist to the one-health concept -- 19. Stressing the importance of adult immunization: suggestions for how to change the paradigm -- 20. How can we integrate life course vaccination into the new WHO definition of “Healthy Ageing”?.
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Psychosexual Counseling in Andrological Surgery : A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Patient and His Family

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Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book combines concise descriptions of the various andrological surgical interventions in the adolescent and adult with detailed analysis of the pre- and postoperative psychosexual counseling of the patient and his family that is appropriate to each procedure. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to the candidate for andrological surgery that reflects the everyday experiences of an andro-sexology team. Each chapter focuses on a particular surgical procedure. Succinct description of the di…
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Longhi, Elena Vittoria
Other Authors
Franco, Giorgio
Colombo, Fulvio
Responsibility
Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 242 p.) : 16 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319996462
9783319996448 (Print ed.)
9783319996455 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Adult
Andrology
Body Image
Counseling
Family Relations
Genital Diseases, Male - surgery
Genitalia, Male - surgery
Sexuality - psychology
Specialty
Men's Health
Sexual Health
Abstract
This book combines concise descriptions of the various andrological surgical interventions in the adolescent and adult with detailed analysis of the pre- and postoperative psychosexual counseling of the patient and his family that is appropriate to each procedure. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to the candidate for andrological surgery that reflects the everyday experiences of an andro-sexology team. Each chapter focuses on a particular surgical procedure. Succinct description of the disease and its epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment is followed by extensive discussion of all aspects of psychosexual relevance and the required counseling. Topics addressed include, for example, the impact of diagnosis, body image issues, fears relating to the surgical procedure and its outcome, the risk of excessive expectations and consequent disillusionment, relationship issues and communication problems, and the role of the sexologist. The analysis and guidance offered in this book will be of particular value to the less experienced andrologist and will assist in achieving postoperative patient satisfaction.
Contents
Part I. Basic Considerations -- 1. Who Is the Surgical Patient? -- 2. Illness and Individual Reactions -- 3. The Teenager and His Parents: How Do They Face Andrological Surgery? -- 4. LGBT Families -- 5. Body Image: What Does It Tell the Andrologist Surgeon? -- 6. Identity Card: Body Image Diagnosis -- 7. Body Image, Homosexuality, and Emotional Brain -- 8. The Doctor-Patient Relationship Referral to the Sexologist and How to Be Understood by Patients -- 9. Sexological Anamnesis: How to Discover the Reasons for HIS and HER Intimacy -- 10. Role of Informed Consent in Andrological Surgery in Adolescents and Adults -- Part II. The Teenager and His Parents -- 11. Sexological Aspects Associated with Delayed Puberty and “Small Penis Syndrome” -- 12. Surgical Correction of Symptomatic Varicocele in Adolescents -- 13. Monorchidism, Anorchidism, and Testicular Prosthesis in Children and Adolescents -- 14. Sperm Retrieval in the Azoospermic Patient in Young Adult and Humans: The Klinefelter Syndrome -- Part III. The Patient and the Partner -- 15. Penile Prosthesis Implant in Neurological Patients -- 16. Penectomy for Penile Malignancy Quality of Life and Sexual Disorders -- 17. Orchiectomy for Testicular Malignancy Sexual Disorders and Quality of Life -- 18. Surgical and Radiological Correction of Varicocele in Infertile Male: Sexuality and Quality of Life -- 19. Penile Prosthesis Implant Following Pelvic Surgery -- 20. Penile Prosthesis Implant for Severe Erectile Dysfunction -- 21. A Clinical Experience: Two-Year Experience with Post-surgical Sexual Rehabilitation in Alto Adige.
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American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults

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American Psychiatric Association. (3rd ed.) --Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association , 2016.
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American Psychiatric Association
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Arlington, VA
Publisher
American Psychiatric Association
Date of Publication
2016
ISBN
9780890424650 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Mental Disorders - diagnosis
Interview, Psychological
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Practice Guideline
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Diagnosis and management of adult congenital heart disease

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Gatzoulis, Michael. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2018.
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Gatzoulis, Michael
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2018
ISBN
9780702069291
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Defects, Congenital - diagnosis
Heart Defects, Congenital - therapy
Adult
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Interventional procedures for adult structural heart disease

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Lasala, John. (1st ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2014.
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Lasala, John
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2014
ISBN
9781455707584
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Surgical Procedures - methods
Heart Diseases - surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation - methods
Adult
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A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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Jose de Leon, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Emotional, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric conditions are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs), most notably epilepsy, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and bipolar and other mood disorders. Despite the prevalence of such problems, there is a scarcity in the literature of reliable information on medical treatments for those with IDs. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities provides a detailed…
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de Leon, Jose
Responsibility
Jose de Leon, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 507 p.)
ISBN
9781461420125
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Anticonvulsants - administration & dosage
Anticonvulsants - therapeutic use
Mentally Disabled Persons - psychology
Tranquilizing Agents - administration & dosage
Tranquilizing Agents - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Neurology
Psychiatry
Psychopharmacology
Psychology, clinical
Abstract
Emotional, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric conditions are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs), most notably epilepsy, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and bipolar and other mood disorders. Despite the prevalence of such problems, there is a scarcity in the literature of reliable information on medical treatments for those with IDs. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities provides a detailed framework for prescribing for this challenging population. Featuring the most up-to-date information on factors that inform prescribing, the Guide addresses basic issues and controversies (e.g., the rift between evidence-based and personalized medicine) in treating adults with cognitive deficits. Clients' specific needs are emphasized in developing appropriate and effective pharmacological intervention for improved outcomes and quality of life. Drugs discussed in the Guide include carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, ethosuximide, felbamate, gabapentin, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, lithium, lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, pregabalin, primidone, rufinamide, átiagabine, topiramate, valproate, and zonisamide. For each of these compounds, the guidelines cover: Indications for use; Relative and absolute contraindications; Assessment during treatment; Therapeutic drug monitoring; Warning signs and symptoms for caretakers; Dosage: administration, initial and maximum recommended dosage; Modifications associated with drug-drug interactions, personal characteristics, and (where appropriate) genetic variations; Adverse drug reactions: common, relatively uncommon, and potentially lethal, plus risk of metabolic syndrome. Guidelines for discontinuation. References, tables, and drug utilization reviews. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is an indispensable decision-making reference for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychopharmacologists, neurologists, internists, and clinical psychologists.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Carbamazepine for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 3. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Clonazepam for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 4. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Diazepam for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 5. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Ethosuximide for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 6. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Felbamate for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 7. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Gabapentin for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 8. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Lacosamide for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 9. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Lamotrigine For Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 10. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Levetiracetam for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 11. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Lithium for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 12. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Lorazepam for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 13. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Oxacarbazepine for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 14. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Phenobarbital for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 15. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Phenytoin for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 16. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Pregabalin for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 17. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Primidone for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 18. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Rufinamide for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 19. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Tiagabine for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 20. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Topiramate for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 21. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Valproate for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 22. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Zonisamide for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 23. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Non-oral Antiepileptics for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -- 24. Conclusion.
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