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Vascular disease : a handbook for nurses

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edited by Haytham Al-Khaffaf, Sharon Dorgan. --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , c2005.
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Al-Khaffaf, Haytham
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Dorgan, Sharon
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edited by Haytham Al-Khaffaf, Sharon Dorgan
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
c2005
Physical Description
xiii, 256 p.
ISBN
6610202974 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Vascular Diseases - nursing
Contents
COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS -- PREFACE -- 1 OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT -- 1.1 PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE -- ATHEROSCLEROSIS -- CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS -- CHRONIC LOWER LIMB ISCHAEMIA -- CRITICAL LIMB ISCHAEMIA -- REFERENCES -- 1.2 CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE -- Investigations -- Indications for carotid endarterectomy -- REFERENCE -- 1.3 ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM -- Aetiology -- Clinical features -- Diagnosis -- Prognosis -- Treatment options -- Endovascular aneurysm repair -- Aneurysm screening -- REFERENCES -- 1.4 UPPER LIMB ISCHAEMIA -- REFERENCES -- 1.5 RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON -- Pathophysiology -- Clinical manifestations -- Primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon -- Investigations -- Treatment -- Drug therapy -- Surgical intervention -- Role of the nurse -- REFERENCES -- 1.6 VASCULITIS -- Definition -- Causes of vasculitis -- Symptoms -- BUERGER'S DISEASE (THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS) -- TAKAYASU'S ARTERITIS -- REFERENCE -- 1.7 THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME -- Definition -- Aetiology -- Causes -- Neurological symptoms -- Vascular symptoms -- Diagnosis -- Treatment -- REFERENCE -- 1.8 HYPERHYDROSIS -- Definition -- Classification -- Manifestations of primary hyperhydrosis -- Management -- Thoracoscopic sympathectomy -- Benefits and risks of a thoracoscopic sympathectomy -- REFERENCE -- 1.9 LEG ULCERS -- Introduction -- Types of leg ulcers -- Patient assessment -- Venous leg ulcers -- Compression therapy -- Arterial ulcers -- Mixed aetiology ulcers -- Staff education -- Role of the nurse in the outpatient department -- Patient education -- Wound management/treatment options -- KEY POINTS -- REFERENCES -- 1.10 THE DIABETIC FOOT -- St. VINCENT'S DECLARATION -- REFERENCES -- FURTHER READING -- 1.11 MESENTERIC ISCHAEMIA -- ACUTE MESENTERIC ISCHAEMIA -- CHRONIC MESENTERIC ISCHAEMIA -- REFERENCE -- 1.12 VARICOSE VEINS -- Anatomy -- Patho-physiology -- Assessment in outpatient clinic -- History -- Examination -- Investigations -- Treatment options of varicose veins -- Management plan -- REFERENCES -- 1.13 DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS -- Causes -- Risk factors -- Clinical features -- Diagnosis -- Prevention -- Treatment -- Complications -- REFERENCES -- 1.14 MANAGING LYMPHOEDEMA: A CLINIC APPROACH -- Diagnosis -- Management -- LYMPHOEDEMA CLINICS -- TREATMENT PLAN ... POSSIBLE CONSIDERATIONS -- LIMB VOLUME MEASUREMENT LEG -- REFERENCES -- 2 VASCULAR EMERGENCIES -- 2.1 RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM -- DEFINITION -- AETIOLOGY -- RISK FACTORS -- PRESENTATION IN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY -- DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS -- CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS -- INVESTIGATIONS -- MANAGE
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Occupational therapy approaches to traumatic brain injury

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Jerry A. Johnson, editor ; Laura H. Krefting, guest editor. --New York, NY: Routledge , 2009, c1990.
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This sensitive book provides a much-needed compilation and description of OT programs for the care of individuals disabled by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Focusing on the disabled individual, the family, and the societal responses to the injured, this comprehensive book covers the spectrum of available services from intensive care to transitional and community living. Both theoretical approaches to the problems of brain injury as well as practical treatment techniques are explored in Occupatio…
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Johnson, Jerry A
Krefting, Laura H
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Jerry A. Johnson, editor ; Laura H. Krefting, guest editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Routledge
Date of Publication
2009, c1990
Physical Description
1 online resource (137 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 7, n.1
Series Title
Occupational therapy in health care
ISBN
9781136580208 (electronic bk.)
9781560240648
9781136580277
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - psychology
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy - methods
Family Relations
Social Support
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
Brain - Wounds and injuries - Patients - Family relationships
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Family relationships
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation
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"Also published as: Occupational therapy in health care, volume 7, number 1, 1990"--T.p. verso.
Abstract
This sensitive book provides a much-needed compilation and description of OT programs for the care of individuals disabled by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Focusing on the disabled individual, the family, and the societal responses to the injured, this comprehensive book covers the spectrum of available services from intensive care to transitional and community living. Both theoretical approaches to the problems of brain injury as well as practical treatment techniques are explored in Occupational Therapy Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury.
Contents
Development of the ADL Profile: An Evaluation for Adults with Severe Head Injury -- Measuring Clinical Change in Cognitive Rehabilitation of Patients with Brain Damage: Two Cases, Traumatic Brain Injury and Cerebral Vascular Accident -- Goal Attainment Scaling in Post-Acute Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation -- The TBIIM: An Intervention Model for the Treatment of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury -- Family Intervention with the Traumatically Brain Injured Patient -- A Descriptive Study of Family Directed Therapy for Traumatically Brain Injured Persons -- Executive Function and Cognitive Remediation: A Study of Activity Preference -- Stroke Clients' Perceptions of Disability and Treatment.
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Slip, trip, and fall prevention : a practical handbook

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Steven Di Pilla, author. (2nd ed.) --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2010.
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A comprehensive reference for prevention, control, and mitigation of slip, trip, and fall accidents. It covers standards and best practices relating to facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods.
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Di Pilla, Steven
Responsibility
Steven Di Pilla, author
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
442 p.
ISBN
9781420082340 (alk. paper)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control - Handbooks
Abstract
A comprehensive reference for prevention, control, and mitigation of slip, trip, and fall accidents. It covers standards and best practices relating to facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods.
Contents
Ch. 1. Physical Evaluation -- Ch. 2. Management Controls -- Ch. 3. Principles of Slip Resistance -- Ch. 4. U.S. Tribometers -- Ch. 5. U.S. Standards and Guidelines -- Ch. 6. Flooring and Floor Maintenance -- Ch. 7. Overseas Standards -- Ch. 8. Footwear -- Ch. 9. Food Service Operations -- Ch. 10. Healthcare Operations -- Ch. 11. Profiles of Other High-Risk Industries -- Ch. 12. Accident Investigation and Mitigation -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Injury Research : Theories, Methods, and Approaches

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Guohua Li, Susan P. Baker, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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From the long-held popular belief, "accidents will happen," it is now recognized that this needn't be the case. More and more, injury is being seen as no accident, not only predictable, but preventable and an important public health issue requiring rigorous study and multiple levels of intervention. To this end, Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches assembles a team of multidisciplinary experts from around the globe. Early chapters provide a solid foundation for gathering injury d…
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Li, Guohua
Baker, Susan P
Responsibility
Guohua Li, Susan P. Baker, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 676 p. : 115 ill., 37 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461415992
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries - epidemiology
Wounds and Injuries - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Epidemiology
Trauma
Abstract
From the long-held popular belief, "accidents will happen," it is now recognized that this needn't be the case. More and more, injury is being seen as no accident, not only predictable, but preventable and an important public health issue requiring rigorous study and multiple levels of intervention. To this end, Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches assembles a team of multidisciplinary experts from around the globe. Early chapters provide a solid foundation for gathering injury data and monitoring trends. Research methods and injury-reduction approaches gleaned from public health, medicine, engineering, behavioral science, and other areas demonstrate both the intricacies of causation and the potential for intervention. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive reference relevant across professional fields, geared toward fruitful collaborations. Injury Research is a bedrock text for graduate students and researchers in public health, medicine, biomechanical engineering, safety engineering, and behavioral science working in injury control, violence prevention, emergency medical services, trauma care, risk assessment, accident investigation and litigation, traffic safety, home safety, vehicle and product design, patient safety, health promotion, and public policy. Professionals working in health departments, the insurance sector, health economics, environmental engineering, civil engineering, urban planning, law enforcement, and criminal justice should find it important reading as well.
Contents
Part I. Injury Surveillance -- 1. Surveillance of Injury Mortality -- 2. Surveillance of Injury Morbidity -- 3. Injury Surveillance in Special Populations -- 4. Surveillance of Traumatic Brain Injury -- Part II. Injury Causation -- 5. Forensic Patholoy -- 6. Determination of Injury Mechanisms -- 7. Ergonomics -- 8. Experimental Methods -- 9. Epidemiologic Methods -- 10 -- Qualitative Methods -- 11. Environmental Determinants -- 12. Behavioral Determinants -- Part III. Injury Outcome -- 13. Injury Profiling -- 14. Injury Severity Scaling -- 15. Triage -- 16. Prediction Rules -- 17. Biomarkers of Traumatic Injuries -- 18. Functional Outcomes -- 19. Injury Costing Frameworks -- Part IV. Analytical Approaches -- 20. Statistical Considerations -- 21. Video Data Analysis -- 22. Age-Period-Cohort Modeling -- 23. Multilevel Modeling -- 24. Geographic Information Systems -- 25. Spatial Regression -- 26. Social Network Analysis -- Part V. Approaches to Injury Reduction -- 27. Legal Approach -- 28. Public Policy -- 29. Environmental Approach -- 30. Technological Approach -- 31. Behavioral Approach -- 32. EMS and Trauma Systems -- 33. Systems Approach to Patient Safety -- 34. Intervention in Low-Income Countries -- 35. Implementing and Evaluating Interventions -- 36. Economic Evaluation of Interventions.
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Pediatric surgery

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editor in chief, Arnold G. Coran ; associate editors, N. Scott Adzick ... [et al.]. (7th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby , 2012.
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Pediatric Surgery, 7th Edition - edited by Arnold G. Coran, Anthony Caldamone, N. Scott Adzick, Thomas M. Krummel, Jean-Martin Laberge, and Robert Shamberger - features comprehensive, up-to-date guidance on all aspects of childhood surgery, including congenital malformations, tumors, trauma, and urologic problems. Apply the latest developments in fetal surgery, adolescent bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery in children, and tissue engineering for the repair of congenital anomalies, su…
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Coran, Arnold G
Adzick, N. Scott
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editor in chief, Arnold G. Coran ; associate editors, N. Scott Adzick ... [et al.]
Edition
7th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Mosby
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (1738 p)
ISBN
9780323072557 [electronic bk]
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Subjects (LCSH)
Children - Surgery
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Child
Infant
Enfants - Chirurgie
Abstract
Pediatric Surgery, 7th Edition - edited by Arnold G. Coran, Anthony Caldamone, N. Scott Adzick, Thomas M. Krummel, Jean-Martin Laberge, and Robert Shamberger - features comprehensive, up-to-date guidance on all aspects of childhood surgery, including congenital malformations, tumors, trauma, and urologic problems. Apply the latest developments in fetal surgery, adolescent bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery in children, and tissue engineering for the repair of congenital anomalies, such as the separation of conjoined twins. you can also access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, making this definitive resource more accessible than ever. Get comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge technology in pediatric surgical diseases, including imaging concepts, minimally invasive techniques, robotics, diagnostic and therapeutic advances, and molecular biology and genetics. Find information quickly and easily with an intuitive organization by body region and organs. Apply the guidance of world-renowned experts in pediatric surgery.
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Part I . GENERAL 1 History of Pediatric Surgery: A Brief Overview 2 Molecular Clinical Genetics and Gene Therapy 3 Impact of Tissue Engineering in Pediatric Surgery 4 Advanced and Emerging Surgical Technologies and the Process of Innovation 5 Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy 6 Neonatal Physiology and Metabolic Considerations 7 Respiratory Physiology and Care 8 Extracorporeal Life Support for Cardiopulmonary Failure 9 Neonatal Cardiovascular Physiology and Care 10 Sepsis and Related Considerations 11 Surgical Implications of Hematologic Disease 12 Nutritional Support in the Pediatric Surgical Patient 13 Pediatric Anesthesia 14 Clinical Outcomes Evaluation and Quality Improvement 15 Ethical Considerations 16 Patient- and Family-Centered Pediatric Surgical Care Part II . TRAUMA 17 Injury Prevention 18 Infants and Children as Accident Victims and Their Emergency Management 19 Thoracic Injuries 20 Abdominal Trauma 21 Genitourinary Tract Trauma 22 Musculoskeletal Trauma 23 Hand, Soft Tissue, and Envenomation Injuries 24 Central Nervous System Injuries 25 Vascular Injury 26 Burns 27 Child Abuse and Birth Injuries Part III . MAJOR TUMORS OF CHILDHOOD 28 Principles of Pediatric Oncology, Genetics of Cancer, and Radiation Therapy 29 Biopsy Techniques for Children with Cancer 30 Wilms' Tumor 31 Neuroblastoma 32 Nonmalignant Tumors of the Liver 33 Malignant Liver Tumors 34 Pediatric Gastrointestinal Tumors 35 Diagnosis and Treatment of Rhabdomyosarcoma 36 Other Soft Tissue Tumors 37 Teratomas and Other Germ Cell Tumors 38 Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 39 Ovarian Tumors 40 Testicular Tumors 41 Adrenal Tumors 42 Tumors of the Lung and Chest Wall 43 Bone Tumors 44 Brain Tumors Part IV . TRANSPLANTATION 45 Principles of Transplantation 46 Renal Transplantation 47 Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation 48 Liver Transplantation 49 Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation 50 Heart Transplantation 51 Pediatric Lung Transplantation 52 Surgical Implications Associated with Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Part V . HEAD AND NECK 53 Craniofacial Anomalies 54 Understanding and Caring for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate 55 Otolaryngologic Disorders 56 Salivary Glands 57 Lymph Node Disorders 58 Childhood Diseases of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands 59 Neck Cysts and Sinuses 60 Torticollis VOLUME TWO Part VI . THORAX 61 Disorders of the Breast 62 Congenital Chest Wall Deformities 63 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Eventration 64 Cysts of the Lungs and Mediastinum 65 Lesions of the Larynx, Trachea, and Upper Airway 66 Infections and Diseases of the Lungs, Pleura, and Mediastinum 67 Esophagoscopy and Diagnostic Techniques 68 Esophageal Rupture and Perforation 69 Congenital Anomalies of the Esophagus 70 Caustic Strictures of the Esophagus 71 Esophageal Replacement 72 Disorders of Esophageal Function 73 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Part VII . ABDOMEN 74 Disorders of the Umbilicus 75 Congenital Defects of the Abdominal Wall 76 Inguinal Hernias and Hydroceles 77 Undescended Testis, Torsion, and Varicocele 78 Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis 79 Peptic Ulcer and Other Conditions of the Stomach 80 Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents 81 Duodenal Atresia and Stenosis-Annular Pancreas 82 Jejunoileal Atresia and Stenosis 83 Meconium Ileus 84 Meckel Diverticulum 85 Intussusception 86 Disorders of Intestinal Rotation and Fixation 87 Other Causes of Intestinal Obstruction 88 Short Bowel Syndrome 89 Gastrointestinal Bleeding 90 Alimentary Tract Duplications 91 Mesenteric and Omental Cysts 92 Ascites 93 Polypoid Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract 94 Necrotizing Enterocolitis 95 Crohn's Disease 96 Ulcerative Colitis 97 Primary Peritonitis 98 Stomas of the Small and Large Intestine 99 Atresia, Stenosis, and Other Obstructions of the Colon 100 Appendicitis 101 Hirschsprung Disease 102 Intestinal Dysganglionosis and Other Disorders of Intestinal Motility 103 Anorectal Malformations 104 Other Disorders of the Anus and Rectum, Anorectal Function 105 The Jaundiced Infant: Biliary Atresia 106 Choledochal Cyst 107 Gallbladder Disease and Hepatic Infections 108 Portal Hypertension 109 The Pancreas 110 The Spleen Part VIII . GENITOURINARY DISORDERS 111 Renal Agenesis, Dysplasia, and Cystic Disease 112 Renal Fusions and Ectopia 113 Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction 114 Renal Infection, Abscess, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urinary Lithiasis, and Renal Vein Thrombosis 115 Ureteral Duplication and Ureteroceles 116 Disorders of Bladder Function 117 Reconstruction of the Bladder and Bladder Outlet 118 Incontinent and Continent Urinary Diversion 119 Megaureter and Prune-Belly Syndrome 120 Bladder and Cloacal Exstrophy 121 Hypospadias 122 Abnormalities of the Urethra, Penis, and Scrotum 123 Disorders of Sexual Development 124 Abnormalities of the Female Genital Tract Part IX . SPECIAL AREAS 125 Vascular Anomalies 126 Pediatric Arterial Diseases 127 Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies of the Great Vessels 128 Management of Neural Tube Defects, Hydrocephalus, Refractory Epilepsy, and Central Nervous System Infections 129 Major Congenital Orthopedic Deformities 130 Congenital Defects of the Skin and Hands 131 Conjoined Twins.
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Disaster Medicine : A Case Based Approach

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David MacGarty, David Nott, editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Whether switching on the TV, picking up a newspaper or simply logging on to the internet, one is constantly faced with images of natural disasters, conflict and human suffering. Humanity has experienced these problems throughout time and we have evolved methods and mechanisms for alleviating suffering, from trauma care following a traffic accident to international pacts and the Millennium Development Goals. In exploring such diverse cases of aid intervention, Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Ap…
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MacGarty, David
Nott, David
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David MacGarty, David Nott, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 390 p. : 68 ill., 63 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447144236
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Disaster Medicine
Public Health - methods
Relief Work - organization & administration
Tropical Medicine - methods
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Trauma
Abstract
Whether switching on the TV, picking up a newspaper or simply logging on to the internet, one is constantly faced with images of natural disasters, conflict and human suffering. Humanity has experienced these problems throughout time and we have evolved methods and mechanisms for alleviating suffering, from trauma care following a traffic accident to international pacts and the Millennium Development Goals. In exploring such diverse cases of aid intervention, Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach provides interesting, easily accessible content and context for understanding disaster medicine and global health. In each case the reader will be put in the position of the decision maker and as in real life some of the cases will portray success and some will show failure. It is hoped the reader will consider the issues and problems for themselves and perhaps consider things they would choose to do differently. Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in the field and a progressive perspective Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach is a valuable text for students and professionals of disaster medicine.
Contents
Part I: Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-Disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Part II: Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Non-governmental Organisations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Part III: Trauma and Surgery -- Pre-Hospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Part IV: Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Part V: Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Non-Communicable Disease -- Index.
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Near Misses in Pediatric Anesthesia

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John G. Brock-Utne. (Second edition) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Authored by a superb clinician and award-winning teacher, Near Misses in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Second Edition is a thorough updating and significant expansion of this popular case book in the newest anesthesiology subspecialty to be approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The book comprises 87 true-story clinical "near misses", including 40 cases that are brand new. Recommendations, references, and discussion accompany each case. The cases provide an ideal basis for problem-c…
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Brock-Utne, John G
Responsibility
John G. Brock-Utne
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 274 p. : 17 illus., 10 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461470403
9781461470397 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Anesthesia - adverse effects
Abstract
Authored by a superb clinician and award-winning teacher, Near Misses in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Second Edition is a thorough updating and significant expansion of this popular case book in the newest anesthesiology subspecialty to be approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The book comprises 87 true-story clinical "near misses", including 40 cases that are brand new. Recommendations, references, and discussion accompany each case. The cases provide an ideal basis for problem-centered learning and also model how to learn from experience and to maintain professionalism during the lifelong development of clinical expertise. Dr. Brock-Utne's latest case book provides a pediatric complement to his bestselling Case Studies of Near Misses in Clinical Anesthesia (Springer, 2012) and Clinical Anesthesia: Near Misses and Lessons Learned (Springer, 2008).--Jay B. Brodsky, MD, from the Foreword.
Contents
1. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy under General Anesthesia -- 2. Sudden Anesthesia System Failure -- 3. Broviac Catheter Placement in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit -- 4. Occluded Reinforced (Armored) Endotracheal Tube -- 5. The Too-Small Rigid Bronchoscope -- 6. Anaphylaxis, Anaphylactoid Reaction, Or What Was It? -- 7. Generalized Convulsions after Regional Anesthesia -- 8. Hypotension during Microdiscectomy -- 9. Intraoperative Hypotension in a Patient Receiving Chronic Steroids -- 10.: Changing a Nasotracheal Tube for an Oral Tube in the Intensive Care Unit -- 11. Blocked Intravenous Line during Rapid-Sequence Induction -- 12. Postinduction Difficult Intubation -- 13. Blunt Upper Airway Trauma in a Patient with Recent Polysubstance Abuse -- 14. The Stuck Elevator -- 15. Postoperative Upper Airway Obstruction -- 16. Postoperative Respiratory Complications in a Neonate -- 17. Pregnant Teenager with a Bad Outcome -- 18. Tension Pneumoperitoneum -- 19. A Patient with Status Asthmaticus -- 20. Intraoperative Decrease in Electrocardiogram Amplitude: Cause for Concern? -- 21. Potential Disaster: An Intravenous Line That Stops Working in the Perioperative Phase -- 22. Ventilatory Management in Major Thoracic Incisional Injury -- 23. Airway Leak in a Prone Patient -- 24. Difficulty in Extubation -- 25. Tonsillectomy -- 26. An Unusual Cause of a Serious Cardiac Arrhythmia -- 27. A Patient with Supraglottic Mass -- 28. Pressurized Intravenous Hetastarch -- 29. Intraoperative Hypotension -- 30. Hematuria -- 31. Congenital Complete Heart Block -- 32. Neonatal Respiratory Distress -- 33. Respiratory Distress in the Intensive Care Unit -- 34. The Butterfly Needle (Abbott) -- 35. Hypotension on Induction of Anesthesia in a Trauma Patient -- 36. Delayed Postoperative Respiratory Obstruction -- 37. An Abnormal Capnogram -- 38. Retropharyngeal Abscess -- 39. Rising End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide -- 40. Acute Abdomen -- 41. Difficulty in Ventilation in the Postinduction Period -- 42. Unexplained Low Oxygen Saturation -- 43. Occlusion of an Endotracheal Tube in a Neonate -- 44. Surgical Emphysema after a Motor Vehicle Accident -- 45. Postoperative Respiratory Arrest -- 46. Rapid Increase in Body Temperature after Induction of General Anesthesia -- 47. Intraoperative "Oozing" -- 48. A Tip for Nasotracheal Intubation -- 49. Aof Anisocoria Following General Anesthesia -- 50. A Routine Tonsil- and Adenoidectomy -- 51. Drug Overdose -- 52. Cardiac Arrest in a Neonate -- 53. Bilateral Tourniquets. Beware -- 54. Neurofibromatosis. A Warning -- 55. A Machine Failure -- 56. A Severe Case of Bronchospasm -- 57. A Peanut in the Airway -- 58. A Sprinkler Spike Lodged in a Patient's Head -- 59. Infusion of Cold Blood. Should We Worry? -- 60. Respiratory Arrest after Extubation -- 61. Sudden Increase in End-Tidal CO2 -- 62. A Case of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) -- 63. Intraoperative Airway Obstruction -- 64. An Anterior Mediastinal Mass. What Will You Do? -- 65. A "Routine" MRI-- 66. A Serious Problem during Neurosurgery -- 67. A Case of Severe Intra-abdominal Pressure -- 68. A Case of Severe Laryngospasm -- 69. An ETT Suction Problem -- 70. A Child Refusing an Operation -- 71. Why So Sleepy? -- 72. Check Your Facts -- 73. A Strange Capnogram -- 74. Relying on Others -- 75. Monitored Anesthesia Care.á Watch Out -- 76. An Intermittently Worrisome Capnography Trace -- 77. Cardiac Arrest at the Conclusion of Neurosurgery -- 78. Watch Out -- 79. A Complication of Central Venous Cannulation? -- 80. An Example of Murphy's Law -- 81. A Tragic Case -- 82. Hemoptysis from a 2-Month Tracheostomy -- 83. A Potentially Serious Incident -- 84. Rusty Material in an Oxygen Flow Meter -- 85. A Surprising Solution to an Airway Emergency -- 86. An Airway Leak in the ICU -- 87. Pediatric Dental Anesthesia.
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Complications and mishaps in anesthesia : cases, analysis, preventive strategies

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Matthias Hübler, Thea Koch, Karen B. Domino, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Ability to learn from errors is an essential aspect of the quest to improve treatment quality and patient safety. This book consists of 33 cases in anesthesiology that are based on real life situations and illuminate avoidable complications and mishaps. The cases are presented in a novel manner in that they are embedded within narratives. The reader comes to each case cold, without any clue as to the content, and each case comprises a narrative and a factual component that are interwoven. The n…
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Koch, Thea
Domino, Karen B.
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Matthias Hübler, Thea Koch, Karen B. Domino, editors
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 365 pages)
ISBN
9783642454073 (electronic bk.)
9783642454066
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - adverse effects - Case Reports
Intraoperative Complications - prevention & control - Case Reports
Medical Errors - prevention & control - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesia - Complications
Anesthesia - Complications - Case studies
Abstract
Ability to learn from errors is an essential aspect of the quest to improve treatment quality and patient safety. This book consists of 33 cases in anesthesiology that are based on real life situations and illuminate avoidable complications and mishaps. The cases are presented in a novel manner in that they are embedded within narratives. The reader comes to each case cold, without any clue as to the content, and each case comprises a narrative and a factual component that are interwoven. The narrative parts provide the reader with information and tips regarding the clinical problems and tasks that the protagonist must face and try to solve. The idea is to engage the reader emotionally while reading and to entertain him or her while learning. All cases conclude with short debriefing sections which include possible strategies to prevent similar errors or mishaps.
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Case 1: Retained Placenta -- Case 2: Elbow Dislocation with Fracture -- Case 3: Pancreatic Surgery -- Case 4: A Day in the PACU -- Case 5: TUR of the Prostate -- Case 6: Tonsillectomy: Hurray, a Child! -- Case 7: The Rebleed: Uh-Oh, a Child! -- Case 8: Bowel Obstruction -- Case 9: D&C -- Case 10: Inguinal Hernia Repair -- Case 11: Hip Surgery -- Case 12: Foot Surgery -- Case 13: Spinal Stenosis -- Case 14: Septoplasty -- Case 15: Cosmetic Surgery -- Case 16: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy -- Case 17: The Second Inguinal Hernia -- Case 18: Hip Fracture -- Case 19: Frozen Shoulder -- Case 20: Forearm Fracture -- Case 21: Colectomy -- Case 22: Knee Joint Replacement -- Case 23: Laser Surgery -- Case 24: Tibia Fracture -- Case 25: Inguinal Abscess -- Case 26: Aortic Aneurysm -- Case 27: Dyspnea -- Case 28: Strabismus Surgery -- Case 29: Thoracic CT Scan -- Case 30: Cerebrovascular Accident -- Case 31: Prostatectomy -- Case 32: Angiography -- Case 33: Glioblastoma -- Tips to Reduce Human Errors.
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Radiation disaster medicine : perspective from the Fukushima nuclear accident

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Koichi Tanigawa, Rethy Kieth Chhem, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Tanikawa, Koichi
Chhem, Rethy Kieth
Responsibility
Koichi Tanigawa, Rethy Kieth Chhem, editors
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 126 pages)
ISBN
9783319022161 (electronic bk.)
9783319022154
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Japan
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radioactive Pollutants - adverse effects
Relief Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiation injuries
Emergency medicine
Contents
1. Physicians’ Early Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Challenges and Lessons Learned -- 2. General Considerations in Radiation Disaster Medicine -- 3. Medical Perspective -- 4. Disaster Behavioral Health: Psychological Effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident -- 5. Management Perspective: Structure of Radiation Emergency Response in Japan -- 6. Management Perspective: Structure of Radiation Emergency Response in International Organizations -- 7. Radiation Disaster Medicine Curriculum Revisited in a Post- Fukushima Context.
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Accident & emergency radiology : a survival guide

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editors Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman, Simon Morley. (3rd ed.) --Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier , c2015.
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Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?" Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any give…
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Raby, Nigel
Berman, Laurence
Morley, Simon
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editors Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman, Simon Morley
Edition
3rd ed.
Alternate Title
Accident and emergency radiology
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, UK
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780702042324
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidents
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergencies
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Emergency medicine--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Diagnosis, Radioscopic--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Medical emergencies--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Radiography, Medical--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Abstract
Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?" Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any given image. Common sources of error and diagnostic difficulty are highlighted. Prevent mistakes. Pitfalls and associated abnormalities are emphasized throughout. Avoid misdiagnoses. Normal anatomy is outlined alongside schemes for detecting variants of the norm. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points. Will provide a useful overview of the most important features in diagnosis and interpretation.Easily grasp difficult anatomical concepts. Radiographs accompanied by clear, explanatory line-drawings.
Contents
Key principles -- Particular paediatric points -- Paediatric skull-suspected NAI -- Adult skull -- Face -- Shoulder -- Paediatric elbow -- Adult elbow -- Wrist & distal forearm -- Hand & fingers -- Cervical spine -- Thoracic & lumbar spine -- Pelvis -- Hip & proximal femur -- Knee -- Ankle & hindfoot -- Midfoot & forefoot -- Chest -- Abdominal pain & abdominal trauma -- Penetrating foreign bodies -- Swallowed foreign bodies -- Test yourself -- Test Yourself-answers.
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edited by Anne McCune. (5th ed.) --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell , c2015.
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The misuse of alcohol presents both individual physical and psychological problems as well as wider social consequences. Alcohol misuse is a frequent cause of attendance in accident and emergency departments and an underlying factor in a range of long term and chronic conditions commonly treated and managed within primary care settings. This expanded fifth edition includes new chapters on alcohol and the young person, alcohol related liver disease, neurological problems, alcohol and the older…
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McCune, Anne
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edited by Anne McCune
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781118543986
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking - adverse effects
Alcohol-Related Disorders - diagnosis
Alcohol-Related Disorders - prevention & control
Alcoholism - rehabilitation
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
The misuse of alcohol presents both individual physical and psychological problems as well as wider social consequences. Alcohol misuse is a frequent cause of attendance in accident and emergency departments and an underlying factor in a range of long term and chronic conditions commonly treated and managed within primary care settings. This expanded fifth edition includes new chapters on alcohol and the young person, alcohol related liver disease, neurological problems, alcohol and the older person, alcohol and cancer, and the alcohol nurse specialist. There is also improved coverage of the role of alcohol health workers, and guidance on the availability of voluntary alcohol services more generally, and the concluding resources chapter provides further guidance on how to access appropriate services. It incorporates current NICE guidelines, the Government’s Alcohol Strategy 2012, as well as case study scenarios and examples of best practice throughout. From a new editor and a multidisciplinary contributor team, ABC of Alcohol is a practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, practice nurses, primary healthcare professionals as well as for junior doctors, medical and nursing students.
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Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma in Clinical Practice

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Nick A. Aresti, Matthew Barry, Mark(J.M.H.) Paterson, Manoj Ramachandran, editors. (1st ed.) --London: Springer , c2015.
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This book provides trainee orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, primary care and accident & emergency doctors with the all the relevant knowledge required to treat common paediatric orthopaedic traumatic pathologies. The information is presented in a structured format, which includes "red boxes" that highlight the most important and pertinent points in identifying and treating various injuries. Paediatric orthopaedic trauma presents its own unique challenges, from the assessment of the injured…
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Aresti, Nick A
Barry, Matthew
Paterson, Mark(J.M.H.)
Ramachandran, Manoj
Responsibility
Nick A. Aresti, Matthew Barry, Mark(J.M.H.) Paterson, Manoj Ramachandran, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 217 p. : 66 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series
In Clinical Practice
Series Title
In clinical practice series
ISBN
9781447167563
9781447167556 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-6652
Subjects (MeSH)
Musculoskeletal System - injuries
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
This book provides trainee orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, primary care and accident & emergency doctors with the all the relevant knowledge required to treat common paediatric orthopaedic traumatic pathologies. The information is presented in a structured format, which includes "red boxes" that highlight the most important and pertinent points in identifying and treating various injuries. Paediatric orthopaedic trauma presents its own unique challenges, from the assessment of the injured child (and management of the parents and extended family) through to intervention with minimal complication and follow-up for long-term complications. The aim of this book is to cover all the major aspects of paediatric orthopaedic trauma and to ease the passage through examinations, such as the FRCS(Orth), as well as busy on-calls, where common children's fractures are frequently encountered.
Contents
1 The Response to Injury in the Child & Bone Healing -- 2 Paediatric Upper Limb Fractures : Shoulder to Elbow -- 3 Paediatric Upper Limb Fractures – Forearm to Hand -- 4 Fractures of the Spine in Children -- 5 The Paediatric Hip and Pelvis -- 6 Paediatric Femoral Fractures -- 7 Trauma of the Knee -- 8 Paediatric Tibial Fractures -- 9 Ankle Injuries -- 10 Fractures of the Foot -- 11 Sports Injuries in Children -- 12 Non-accidental Injury.
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Surgery : A Case Based Clinical Review

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Christian de Virgilio, editor ; Areg Grigorian, associate editor ; Paul N. Frank, assistant editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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Halifax Infirmary: v. 107, 1990 - v. 142, 2007.
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Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of surgical diseases in one easy-to-use reference that combines multiple teaching formats. The book begins using a case based approach. The cases presented cover the diseases most commonly encountered on a surgical rotation. The cases are followed by a series of short questions and answers, designed to provide further understanding of the important aspects of the history, physical examination, different…
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de Virgilio, Christian
Grigorian, Areg
Frank, Paul N
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Christian de Virgilio, editor ; Areg Grigorian, associate editor ; Paul N. Frank, assistant editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Holdings
Halifax Infirmary: v. 107, 1990 - v. 142, 2007.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 723 p. : 100 illus., 29 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493917266
9781493917259 (print ed.)
ISSN
0039-6060
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of surgical diseases in one easy-to-use reference that combines multiple teaching formats. The book begins using a case based approach. The cases presented cover the diseases most commonly encountered on a surgical rotation. The cases are followed by a series of short questions and answers, designed to provide further understanding of the important aspects of the history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and management, and questions that may arise on surgical rounds. Key figures and tables visually reinforce the important elements of the disease process. Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review will be of great utility for medical students when they rotate on surgery, interns, physician assistant students, nursing students, and nurse practitioner students.
Contents
Nausea, Vomiting and Left Groin Mass -- Abdominal Pain, Nausea, and Vomiting -- New Palpable Mass in Right Breast -- Abnormal Screening Mammogram -- Chest Pain, Diaphoresis, and Nausea -- Chest Pain and Syncope -- Chest and Back Pain -- Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Mass on CT Scan -- Fatigue, Constipation, and Depressed Mood -- Intermittent Episodes of Sweating, Palpitations, and Hypertension -- Neck Mass That Moves with Swallowing Progressively Hoarse Voice -- Lump on Neck Increasing in Size -- Aural Fullness, Hearing Loss, and Tinnitus -- Post-Prandial RUQ Pain -- RUQ Pain, Fever, Nausea, and Vomiting -- Severe Epigastric Pain with Nausea and Vomiting -- New Onset of Painless Jaundice -- Bright Red Blood per Rectum -- RLQ Abdominal Pain -- Pencil-Thin Stools and Intermittent Constipation -- Chronic Constipation Presenting With Severe Abdominal Pain -- Left Lower Quadrant Pain and Fever -- Neck Pain and Paralysis Following Trauma -- Loss of Consciousness Following Head Trauma -- Multiple Extremity Injuries after Motorcycle Accident -- Immediate Swelling after Trauma to the Knee -- Right Groin Pain and Limp -- Chronic Right Hand Pain -- Full Term Male Infant with Respiratory Distress -- Newborn with Bilious Emesis -- Infant with Bilious Emesis -- Infant with Nonbilious Emesis -- Infant Born with Abdominal Wall Defect -- Excessive Drooling in a Newborn -- Recently Changed Skin Lesion -- Right Leg Pain, Swelling, and Erythema for Two Days -- Postoperative Bleeding -- Postoperative Decreased Urine Output -- Shortness of Breath Five Days after Surgery -- Abdominal Pain Following Motor Vehicle Accident -- Penetrating Abdominal Trauma -- Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle -- Gunshot Wound to the Left Neck -- Stab Wound to the Chest -- Burns to Face, Trunk, and Extremities -- Severe Right Leg Pain after Tibia Fracture -- Bloody Emesis -- Severe Epigastric Abdominal Pain -- Weight Loss and Early Satiety -- Chest Pain after Vomiting -- Scrotal Pain -- Scrotal Mass -- Red Urine -- Transient Loss of Vision in Right Eye -- Right Calf Pain with Walking -- Sudden Onset of Severe Left Sided Abdominal Pain -- Cold, Painful Right Lower Extremity.
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Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions

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Abhishek Agrawal, Gavin Britz, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions concentrates on the brain and spine, both in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as congenital and accident-related conditions. This compre…
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Agrawal, Abhishek
Britz, Gavin
Responsibility
Abhishek Agrawal, Gavin Britz, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 208 p. : 54 illus., 36 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319106939
9783319106922 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Diseases - surgery
Emergency Treatment
Neurosurgical Procedures
Spinal Cord Diseases - surgery
Abstract
This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions concentrates on the brain and spine, both in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as congenital and accident-related conditions. This comprehensive book which is part of a book-set including Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions, informs the reader on various symptoms to look for, and helps with the management of brain and spine surgery in chapters written by reputed neurosurgeons to help the physicians, the patients and their families.
Contents
1. Non Malignant Brain Tumors -- 2. Malignant Brain Tumors -- 3. Pituitary Tumors -- 4. Pediatric Brain Tumors -- 5. Congenital Neurosurgical Problems -- 6. Hydrocephalus -- 7. Chiari Syndrome -- 8. Brain Aneurysms -- 9. Brain Arteriovenous Malformations -- 10. Moya Moya Disease -- 11. Medical Management of a Stroke -- 12. Neuro-Interventional Management of a Stroke -- 13. Symptoms and Signs to Look for After a Spinal Cord surgery -- 14. Evaluation of Spinal Alignment -- 15. Herniated Discs of the Spine -- 16. Spinal Fusions -- 17. Spinal Cord Tumors -- 18. Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy.
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Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery

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Jacob O. Levitt, Joseph F. Sobanko, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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In medical practice, unfamiliarity with procedures increases the likelihood of occupational exposures. Learning to perform a procedure properly early on reinforces safe habits, improves overall surgical safety, and reduces occupational exposures. Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery is relevant to any healthcare professional who participates in office-based procedures, such as injections, biopsies, excisions, and laser surgery. The authors bring over 15 years' combined experience in trai…
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Levitt, Jacob O
Sobanko, Joseph F
Responsibility
Jacob O. Levitt, Joseph F. Sobanko, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 188 p. : 303 illus., 302 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319133478
9783319133461 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures - methods
Dermatologic Surgical Procedures - methods
Safety Management - methods
Abstract
In medical practice, unfamiliarity with procedures increases the likelihood of occupational exposures. Learning to perform a procedure properly early on reinforces safe habits, improves overall surgical safety, and reduces occupational exposures. Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery is relevant to any healthcare professional who participates in office-based procedures, such as injections, biopsies, excisions, and laser surgery. The authors bring over 15 years' combined experience in training residents and medical students, enabling them to identify common unsafe practices in office-based surgery. Chapters are divided into individual procedures for easy referencing by students, trainees, as well as seasoned practitioners. Figures illustrate how seemingly innocuous actions and procedures can result in dangerous exposures to healthcare workers. Hazardous scenarios are subsequently followed with one or a series of safer solutions, with the accident and solution concisely explained and clearly illustrated.
Contents
[publisher supplied] Epidemiology -- What to do if exposed -- Personal safety equipment -- General Principles -- Setting up a tray -- Injection -- Working with an assistant -- Excision -- Hemostasis -- Suturing -- Venipuncture -- Curettage -- Cryotherapy -- Acne surgery -- Nail clipping -- Lasers and PDT.
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Prognosis of Neurological Diseases

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Angelo Sghirlanzoni, Giuseppe Lauria, Luisa Chiapparini, editors. (1st ed.) --Milan: Springer , c2015.
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This book offers clear, detailed guidance on all aspects of prognostic evaluation in patients who have been diagnosed with a neurological illness or have been involved in an accident with neurological consequences. It covers the full range of disorders of central and peripheral nervous system, providing accurate prognostic estimates and addressing relevant clinical issues, differential diagnosis, and the role of imaging. The volume is practically oriented and designed for use on a daily basis w…
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Sghirlanzoni, Angelo
Lauria, Giuseppe
Chiapparini, Luisa
Responsibility
Angelo Sghirlanzoni, Giuseppe Lauria, Luisa Chiapparini, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 519 p. : 43 illus., 5 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788847057555
9788847057548 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Prognosis
Abstract
This book offers clear, detailed guidance on all aspects of prognostic evaluation in patients who have been diagnosed with a neurological illness or have been involved in an accident with neurological consequences. It covers the full range of disorders of central and peripheral nervous system, providing accurate prognostic estimates and addressing relevant clinical issues, differential diagnosis, and the role of imaging. The volume is practically oriented and designed for use on a daily basis when assessing prognosis and discussing the outcome with patients, their families, and other interested parties. It will support patient-doctor partnerships by ensuring professional answers to patients' and doctors' questions and by promoting realistic expectations of the effect of medical interventions. In addition, it will enable doctors, lawyers, and other professionals to understand relevant issues when an estimate of prognosis and life expectancy is the subject of legal dispute.
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Vascular Diseases: Ischemic Stroke -- Vascular Diseases: Cerebral Hemorrhage -- Inflammatory Diseases of the Cerebral Arteries -- Trauma of the Central Nervous System -- Coma -- Sleep Disorders -- Viral Infections of the Nervous System -- Bacterial, Fungal and Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System -- Leprosy -- Prion Diseases -- Myelin Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis -- Myelin Disorders: Devic's Syndrome -- Myelin Disorders: Post-Infectious Neurological Syndromes (PINS) -- Leukodystrophies -- Antibody-Mediated Encephalitis -- Dementias -- Intellectual Disability -- Toxic and Deficiency Encephalopathies -- Inborn Errors of Metabolism -- Mitochondrial Disorders -- Disorders of Upper and Lower Motor Neurons -- Headaches -- Disorders of Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation -- Epilepsy and Myoclonus -- Neoplastic Disorders -- Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Type 2 -- Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes -- Extrapyramidal Diseases: Parkinson's Disease -- Extrapyramidal Diseases: Atypical Parkinsonisms -- Extrapyramidal Diseases: Huntington's Disease -- Extrapyramidal Diseases: Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders - Tics and Tourette Syndrome -- Extrapyramidal Diseases: Essential Tremor -- Extrapyramidal Diseases: Dystonia -- Ataxias and Cerebellar Degenerations -- Disorders of Peripheral Nerves -- Disorders of Autonomic Nervous System -- Autoimmune Ion Channel Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System -- Muscular Dystrophies -- Inflammatory Myophaties -- Pain and Related Syndromes.
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Accident and emergency radiology : a survival guide

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Raby, Nigel. (3rd ed.) --Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier , 2015.
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Raby, Nigel
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, Scotland
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2015
ISBN
9780702042324
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidents
Emergencies
Radiography
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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Safer Healthcare : Strategies for the Real World

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by Charles Vincent, René Amalberti. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The authors of this book set out a system of safety strategies and interventions for managing patient safety on a day-to-day basis and improving safety over the long term. These strategies are applicable at all levels of the healthcare system from the frontline to the regulation and governance of the system. There have been many advances in patient safety, but we now need a new and broader vision that encompasses care throughout the patient's journey. The authors argue that we need to see safet…
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Amalberti, René
Responsibility
by Charles Vincent, René Amalberti
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 157 pages) : 12 illus.
ISBN
9783319255590
9783319255576 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Patient Safety - standards
Safety Management - methods
Specialty
Health Services
Abstract
The authors of this book set out a system of safety strategies and interventions for managing patient safety on a day-to-day basis and improving safety over the long term. These strategies are applicable at all levels of the healthcare system from the frontline to the regulation and governance of the system. There have been many advances in patient safety, but we now need a new and broader vision that encompasses care throughout the patient's journey. The authors argue that we need to see safety through the patient's eyes, to consider how safety is managed in different contexts and to develop a wider strategic and practical vision in which patient safety is recast as the management of risk over time. Most safety improvement strategies aim to improve reliability and move closer toward optimal care. However, healthcare will always be under pressure and we also require ways of managing safety when conditions are difficult. We need to make more use of strategies concerned with detecting, controlling, managing and responding to risk. Strategies for managing safety in highly standardised and controlled environments are necessarily different from those in which clinicians constantly have to adapt and respond to changing circumstances. This work is supported by the Health Foundation. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The charity's aim is a healthier population in the UK, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. The Foundation carries out policy analysis and makes grants to front-line teams to try ideas in practice and supports research into what works to make people's lives healthier and improve the health care system, with a particular emphasis on how to make successful change happen. A key part of the work is to make links between the knowledge of those working to deliver health and health care with research evidence and analysis. The aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. Good health and health care are vital for a flourishing society. Through sharing what is known, collaboration and building people's skills and knowledge, the Foundation aims to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.
Contents
Progress and Challenges for Patient Safety -- The Ideal and the Real -- Approaches to Safety: One Size Does not Fit All -- Seeing Safety Through the Patient's Eyes -- The Consequences for Incident Analysis -- Strategies for Safety -- Safety Strategies in Hospitals -- Safety Strategies for Care in the Home -- Safety Strategies in Primary Care -- New Challenges for Patient Safety -- A Compendium of Safety Strategies and Interventions -- Managing Risk in the Real World.
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Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident : The Case of Fukushima

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Jun Shigemura, Rethy Kieth Chhem, editors. (1st ed.) --Tokyo: Springer Japan , c2016.
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This book focuses on mental health issues arising in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Three years after the 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunamis, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, roughly 130,000 individuals continue to face enormous burdens as a result of mandatory evacuation. Many evacuees still live in temporary housing, and returning home remains a distant dream as they wait for the decontamination of the danger zone to be completed. However, the plant recove…
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Shigemura, Jun
Chhem, Rethy Kieth
Responsibility
Jun Shigemura, Rethy Kieth Chhem, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer Japan
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 130 p. : 20 illus.)
ISBN
9784431556992
9784431556985 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adaptation, Psychological
Disaster Medicine - methods
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Mental health
Resilience, Psychological
Social Support
Other Subjects
Japan
Abstract
This book focuses on mental health issues arising in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Three years after the 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunamis, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, roughly 130,000 individuals continue to face enormous burdens as a result of mandatory evacuation. Many evacuees still live in temporary housing, and returning home remains a distant dream as they wait for the decontamination of the danger zone to be completed. However, the plant recovery process is still evolving, and the complete cleanup will take decades. Beyond all of these hardships, many evacuees are also mourning the loss of their loved ones. The compound disaster with its many uncertainties poses and will continue to pose serious emotional and social challenges. People affected by the nuclear disaster have been facing serious psychological challenges from ongoing fear of radiation exposure. Furthermore, there is continuing debate between various stakeholders on the options for disaster responses. This situation in turn produces adverse public responses, such as discrimination and stigmatization of the evacuees and scapegoating of the authorities and nuclear plant workers. Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident addresses these issues and their impacts, pursuing both evidence-based and narrative-based approaches. It also contrasts the Fukushima findings with those of other nuclear disasters, namely, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.
Contents
1. Godzilla mon amour: the Origins and Legacy of Nuclear Fear in Japan -- 2. Unforeseeable Accidents from the Point of View of the Legal System -- 3. Report on Fukushima Counseling Support Professional Team: Interdisciplinary Team Approach for Psychosocial Care of Evacuees -- 4. Societal and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Perception -- 5. Thinking Across Disaster -- 6. Emotional Consequences of TMI and Chernobyl: Lessons Learned for Fukushima -- 7. 3/11 and 9/11: A Multi-faceted Investigation of a Survivor Exchange Program -- 8. Psychosocial Responses to Disaster and Exposures: Distress Reactions, Health Risk Behavior, and Mental Disorders -- 9. Psychosocial Challenges of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Workers.
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Stroke: the early stages

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0729
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This booklet will help you get to know members of your Acute Stroke Team. You will also learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This booklet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the booklet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French version of t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
This booklet will help you get to know members of your Acute Stroke Team. You will also learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This booklet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the booklet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French version of this pamphlet 1787, "Accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) : les stades initiaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Acute Stroke Team
Pamphlet Number
0729
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