Skip header and navigation
Did you mean cessation?

Narrow By

24 records – page 1 of 2.

Acquired damage to the developing brain : timing and causation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat20858
Squier, Waney. --London, England: Arnold , 2002.
Call Number
WS 340 A186 2002
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WS 340 A186 2002
Author
Squier, Waney
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
Arnold
Date of Publication
2002
Physical Description
227 p.
ISBN
0340759305
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Damage, Chronic - diagnosis
Brain - embryology
Cerebral Palsy - etiology
Hypoxia, Brain - infant
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
Less detail

Gamete and embryo-fetal origins of adult diseases

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33770
He-Feng Huang, Jian-Zhong Sheng, editors. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
The book Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases introduces various diseases resulting from the abnormal gametogenesis and embryo development, which manifests as growth retardation, birth defects, or increased susceptibility to chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in childhood and adult life, even fertility disorders and the risk of transgenerational transmission. Six common kinds of these diseases are discussed in separate chapters. The autho…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Huang, He-Feng
Sheng, Jian-Zhong
Responsibility
He-Feng Huang, Jian-Zhong Sheng, editors
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 222 pages)
ISBN
9789400777729 (electronic bk.)
9789400777712
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease - etiology
Embryonic Development - genetics
Epigenesis, Genetic - genetics
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - etiology
Maternal Exposure - adverse effects
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Diseases - Causes and theories of causation
Medical genetics
Genetic disorders
Disease - etiology
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - etiology
Genetics, Medical
Reproductive medicine
Pediatrics
Human genetics
Abstract
The book Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases introduces various diseases resulting from the abnormal gametogenesis and embryo development, which manifests as growth retardation, birth defects, or increased susceptibility to chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in childhood and adult life, even fertility disorders and the risk of transgenerational transmission. Six common kinds of these diseases are discussed in separate chapters. The authors explore the connections between these diseases and epigenetic reprogramming, rapid cell differentiation and organ formation and environmental influences, including assisted reproductive technology and adverse intrauterine environments. With a summary of findings on the causes and progression of adult diseases at the phase of gametogenesis and embryo development, this book provides insights into the pathogenesis of disease and aids in the treatment and prevention of disease, meeting the requirement for improving the quality of the newborn population, and effectively preventing and curing major diseases at an early stage.
Contents
1. Physiology of Gametogenesis -- 2. Physiology of Embryonic Development -- 3. Adverse Intrauterine Environment and Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Diseases -- 4. Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Diabetes -- 5. Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Cardiovascular Diseases -- 6. Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Tumours -- 7. Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Obesity -- 8. Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Mental Disorders -- 9. Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Infertility -- 10. Assisted Reproductive Technology and Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Diseases -- Erratum.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

A clinician's guide to statistics and epidemiology in mental health : measuring truth and uncertainty

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat27750
S. Nassir Ghaemi. --Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 2009.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Ghaemi, S. Nassir
Responsibility
S. Nassir Ghaemi
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
151 p.
Series Title
Cambridge medicine
ISBN
9780511581250 (ebook)
9780521709583 (paperback)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - epidemiology
Psychiatry - methods
Statistics as Topic
Contents
Why data never speak for themselves -- Why you cannot believe your eyes : the three C's -- Levels of evidence -- Types of bias -- Randomization -- Regression -- Hypothesis testing : the dreaded p-value and statistical significance -- The use of hypothesis testing statistics in clinical trials -- The better alternative : effect estimation -- What does causation mean? -- A philosophy of statistics -- Evidence-based medicine : defense and criticism -- The alchemy of meta-analysis -- Bayesian statistics : why your opinion counts -- How journal articles get published -- How scientific research impacts practice -- Dollars, data, and drugs -- Bioethics and the clinician/researcher divide.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Psychotic disorders : comorbidity detection promotes improved diagnosis and treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat46235
Edited by André Barciela Veras and Jeffrey P. Kahn. --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2021.
Available Online
View e-Book
Access
Registration required for PDF access.
Location
Online
A counterintuitive and novel approach to the long-sought goal of subtyping schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders emerges from ongoing research. Five psychosis associated anxiety and depressive subtypes each help define five corresponding psychosis diagnoses, their fixed false beliefs, and most importantly, their treatments. These anxiety and depressive comorbidities have long been long overlooked as an understandable hodgepodge of distressing symptoms caused by the pain of psychosis.? But…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Veras, Andre Barciela
Responsibility
Edited by André Barciela Veras and Jeffrey P. Kahn
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 160 p.
ISBN
9780323683098
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychotic Disorders
Psychotic Disorders - therapy
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
A counterintuitive and novel approach to the long-sought goal of subtyping schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders emerges from ongoing research. Five psychosis associated anxiety and depressive subtypes each help define five corresponding psychosis diagnoses, their fixed false beliefs, and most importantly, their treatments. These anxiety and depressive comorbidities have long been long overlooked as an understandable hodgepodge of distressing symptoms caused by the pain of psychosis.? But these five comorbidities usually precede onset of the psychosis, and their treatment can significantly improve outcome. So, maybe, the causation is the other way around: maybe they are among the underlying contributors to schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Access
Registration required for PDF access.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Injury Research : Theories, Methods, and Approaches

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat30947
Guohua Li, Susan P. Baker, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
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…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
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.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences : Descriptions, Predictions, and Aggregation of Expert Judgment Supporting Science Policy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45628
Paolo F. Ricci. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the con…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Ricci, Paolo F.
Responsibility
Paolo F. Ricci
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 187 p.) : 53 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480660
9783030480653 (Print ed.)
9783030480677 (Print ed.)
9783030480684 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Forecasting
Policy Making
Public Health
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Health Planning
Abstract
Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the consequences associated with the potential occurrence of these events also are discussed. The book is not about disaster planning; instead, it is focused on analysis and causation in the context of informing – rather than formulating – public health policy. The author aggregates and fuses scientific information and knowledge in public health policy-science using alternative but complementary methods. The book first focuses on the analysis of catastrophes and commonplace events; the focus then shifts to causal models of multifactorial diseases, particularly at low doses or dose-rates, associated with these events. Topics explored among the chapters include: Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making The aim of the book is to show that the analyses of events are fundamentally similar, regardless of whether the concern is a global catastrophe or commonplace. Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences is a text that should engage students, instructors, and researchers in public health, science policy, and preparedness research, as well as serve as a useful resource for policy analysts, practitioners, and risk managers.
Contents
1. Black Swans, Dragon-Kings, and Other Catastrophes: Caught Between Infinitesimals and Googols -- 2. Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices -- 3. Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment -- 4. Catastrophic Incidents: Critical Information and Knowledge -- 5. Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects -- 6. Preferences, Choices and Probabilistic Dominance: An Overview -- 7. Heterogeneous and Uncertain Knowledge: Beyond Probabilities -- 8. Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports : Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39787
Dennis Caine, Laura Purcell, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Providing a state-of-the-art account of the nature, distribution and determinants of sports injury in children and adolescents, this unique volume uses the public health model to describe the scope of the injury problem and the associated risk factors and evaluate the current research on injury prevention strategies as described in the literature. Thoughtfully divided in six sections, the nature of the young athlete and epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent sports injury are described first.…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Caine, Dennis
Purcell, Laura
Responsibility
Dennis Caine, Laura Purcell, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 250 p. : 42 illus., 17 illus. in color)
Series Title
Contemporary pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
ISBN
9783319181417
9783319181400 (print ed.)
ISSN
2198-266X
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent Health
Athletic Injuries - epidemiology
Athletic Injuries - prevention & control
Athletic Injuries - therapy
Child Health
Youth Sports
Abstract
Providing a state-of-the-art account of the nature, distribution and determinants of sports injury in children and adolescents, this unique volume uses the public health model to describe the scope of the injury problem and the associated risk factors and evaluate the current research on injury prevention strategies as described in the literature. Thoughtfully divided in six sections, the nature of the young athlete and epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent sports injury are described first. Then an overview of the most common types of youth sports injuries as well as more serious injuries (e.g., concussions) and outcomes is presented, followed by a discussion of injury causation and prevention. Suggestions for future research rounds out the presentation. Each chapter is illustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injury factors between studies. Throughout, the editors and contributors have taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess the data available. Ideal for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and sports scientists alike, Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports concisely and accurately presents the situation faced by clinicians treating young athletes and the challenges they face in keeping up with this growing and active population. Furthermore, the information in this book will be useful to allied health researchers and sport governing bodies as an informed basis for continued epidemiological study and implementation of injury prevention initiatives designed to reduce the incidence and severity of injuries encountered by young athletes.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- The Exceptionality of the Young Athlete -- Part II. Epidemiology of Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Emergency Department Studies -- Epidemiology of Injury in Community Club and Youth Sport Organizations -- Epidemiology of Injury in High School Sports -- Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Injury in Adventure and Extreme Sports -- Epidemiology of Injury in Elite Youth Sports -- Part III. Overview of Common Injuries -- Overuse Injuries of the Extremities in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Acute Lower Extremity Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Acute Upper Extremity Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Back Pain in the Young Athlete -- Part IV. Potentially Serious Injuries and Outcomes -- Concussion in Young Athletes -- Acute Catastrophic Injuries in High School Sports -- Psychological Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Part V. Injury Causation and Prevention -- Risk Factors for Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Injury Prevention in Youth Sports -- Part VI. Future Research in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports -- Injury Research in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

The philosophy and practice of medicine and bioethics : a naturalistic-humanistic approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40981
Barbara Maier, Warren A. Shibles. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2011.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Maier, Barbara, 1957-
Other Authors
Shibles, Warren A
Responsibility
Barbara Maier, Warren A. Shibles
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 543 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 47
Series Title
International library of ethics, law and the new medicine
ISBN
9789048188673
9789048188666 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Decision Making - ethics
Evidence-Based Medicine - ethics
Philosophy, Medical
Contents
1. Metaphor in Medicine: The Metaphorical Method -- 2. Definition -- 3. Decision-Making: Fallacies and Other Mistakes -- 4. Analysis of Causation in Medicine -- 5. Ethics and Non-ethics -- 6. Medicotheology and Biotheology -- 7. Emotion In Medicine -- 8. Enlightened Versus Normative Management: Ethics versus Morals -- 9. Care: A Critique of the Ethics and Emotion of Care -- 10. Egoism and Altruism in Medicine -- 11. Letting Die -- 12. A Critique of Autonomy and Patient Responsibility -- 13. Philosophy and Ethics of the Body -- 14. Organ Donation: Mandatory Organ Donation Declaration -- 15. Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Question of Beliefs? -- 16. The Philosophy of Prevention -- 17. Ethics Counseling: Philosophy of Medicine Counseling Instead of Medical Ethics Counseling -- 18. Medical Language: The Ordinary Language Approach -- 19. A Critique of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM): Evidence-Based Medicine and Philosophy-Based Medicine -- 20. Lying in Medicine -- 21. The Rhetoric of Death and Dying.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Esthetic and Functional Management of Diastema : A Multidisciplinary Approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39952
Ugur Erdemir, Esra Yildiz, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book offers detailed guidance on integrated orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative solutions for the treatment of diastema, highlighting the advantages of such a multidisciplinary approach and presenting suitable clinical protocols for esthetic reconstruction and functional improvement. The coverage includes discussion of diagnosis and explanation of important elements of dentofacial, dentolabial, and dental analysis and relevant soft tissue aspects. Clear advice is provided on treatmen…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Erdemir, Ugur
Yildiz, Esra
Responsibility
Ugur Erdemir, Esra Yildiz, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 228 p. : 263 illus., 262 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319243610
9783319243597 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cosmetic Techniques
Diastema - therapy
Esthetics
Orthodontics, Corrective - methods
Abstract
This book offers detailed guidance on integrated orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative solutions for the treatment of diastema, highlighting the advantages of such a multidisciplinary approach and presenting suitable clinical protocols for esthetic reconstruction and functional improvement. The coverage includes discussion of diagnosis and explanation of important elements of dentofacial, dentolabial, and dental analysis and relevant soft tissue aspects. Clear advice is provided on treatment planning, and the various treatment options are fully described, with consideration of new materials and techniques and attention to timing and sequencing. The book benefits from the inclusion of numerous clinical case photos. Diatemas may be defined as gaps or spaces between two or more teeth in the same arch. These spaces may have a multifactorial causation and can negatively affect the dentofacial harmony and smile of the patient. In some situations, closure of interdental spaces can be achieved by using a silicone guide technique or by direct proximal build-ups with resin composites. However, sometimes it is not possible to correct diastemas and achieve the desired esthetic outcome without multidisciplinary interventions. This book will serve as an excellent guide to the management of such cases.
Contents
Introduction -- Definition and Causes of Diastema -- Initial Consultation and/or Clinical Considerations (Patient History) -- Diagnosis -- Esthetic Parameters/Smile Design -- Facial-Dentofacial Analysis -- Dentolabial Analysis -- Dental Analysis -- Soft Tissue Considerations in the Management of Diastemas -- Treatment Planning -- Treatment Options, Timing and Sequencing: Orthodontics -- Treatment Options, Timing and Sequencing: Direct-Indirect Restorative Treatment -- Material Selection: Restorative Materials -- Cases: Applications.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis and Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratitis : In Vivo Morphology in the Human Cornea

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat31124
Helena M. Tabery. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Adenovirus epithelial keratitis and Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (TSPK) are apparently disparate diseases. While adenovirus eye infections are very common, caused by a known agent, and highly infectious, TSPK is comparatively rare, of unknown causation, and seemingly non-contagious. Despite these differences, the two diseases are often confused in clinical practice owing to the similarity between adenovirus epithelial infiltrates and 'coarse' epithelial TSPK lesions. This book pres…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Tabery, Helena M
Responsibility
Helena M. Tabery
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 131 p. : 148 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642216343
Subjects (MeSH)
Adenovirus Infections, Human
Corneal opacity - pathology
Epithelium, Corneal - pathology
Keratitis - pathology
Keratitis - case reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Adenovirus epithelial keratitis and Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (TSPK) are apparently disparate diseases. While adenovirus eye infections are very common, caused by a known agent, and highly infectious, TSPK is comparatively rare, of unknown causation, and seemingly non-contagious. Despite these differences, the two diseases are often confused in clinical practice owing to the similarity between adenovirus epithelial infiltrates and 'coarse' epithelial TSPK lesions. This book presents the morphological features, dynamics, and sequelae of adenovirus and Thygeson's keratitides captured at high magnification in the living human cornea. It thereby fills the existing void between conventional photographs and slit-lamp observations. Case reports demonstrate the importance of patient history in differential diagnosis, illustrate the need for familiarity with early manifestations of adenovirus infections, and assist in the diagnosis of rare variants of TSPK. Furthermore, the detailed observations on the natural course of the diseases ensure that the book will serve not only as a diagnostic tool but also as a reference when evaluating the effects of potential new treatments.
Contents
Part I. Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis -- 1. The Morphology of Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis -- 2. Adenovirus Type 8 Epithelial Keratitis: The Development, Accompanying Signs, and Sequelae -- 3. Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis Caused by Various Serotypes (Ad3, 4, and 7) -- 4. The Development of Subepithelial Infiltrates: A Sequence of Events -- Part II. Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis -- 5. The Morphology of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK) -- 6. Typical Cases of Thygeson’s Punctate Epithelial Keratitis (TSPK) -- 7. Three Atypical Cases of Thygeson’s Superfi cial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK).
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41725
Joseph R. Testa, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This volume is comprised of a multidisciplinary assessment of the interplay between asbestos and cancer as well as new research about the biology and treatment of malignant mesothelioma. Chapters on the various types of asbestos and other mineral fibers, epidemiology, history and future of asbestos-related diseases are included. Other reviews present new information about the role of asbestos-related inflammation and genetic factors, including the role of inherited mutations of BAP1, in mesothe…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Testa, Joseph R.
Responsibility
Joseph R. Testa, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 407 pages) : 65 illus., 43 illus. in color
Series Title
Current cancer research
ISBN
9783319535609
9783319535586 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2584
Subjects (MeSH)
Asbestos - adverse effects
Mesothelioma - etiology
Mesothelioma - genetics
Mesothelioma - therapy
Abstract
This volume is comprised of a multidisciplinary assessment of the interplay between asbestos and cancer as well as new research about the biology and treatment of malignant mesothelioma. Chapters on the various types of asbestos and other mineral fibers, epidemiology, history and future of asbestos-related diseases are included. Other reviews present new information about the role of asbestos-related inflammation and genetic factors, including the role of inherited mutations of BAP1, in mesothelioma causation, as well as recent research about gene signatures, cell signaling, and epigenetic mechanisms in asbestos-related diseases. Other chapters provide updates of novel disease biomarkers and prevention, mechanistic lesson from genetically engineered mouse and 3-D models of mesothelioma tumorigenesis and therapeutic resistance. Also included are up-to-date reviews of surgical, molecularly targeted chemotherapeutic, and immunotherapeutic approaches for mesothelioma as well as an overview of legal issues.
Contents
1. Malignant Mesothelioma: An Asbestos Legacy -- 2. Asbestos and Fibrous Erionite -- 3. Epidemiology of Mesothelioma -- 4. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: History, Controversy and Future of a Man-Made Epidemic -- 5. Communities at High Risk in the Third Wave of Mesothelioma -- 6. Mesothelioma Pathology -- 7. Asbestos-Induced Inflammation in Malignant Mesothelioma and Other Lung Diseases -- 8. Germline and Somatic Mutations in Human Mesothelioma and Lessons from Asbestos-Exposed Genetically Engineered Mouse Models -- 9. Gene Signature of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- 10. Cell Signaling and Epigenetic Mechanisms in Mesothelioma -- 11. 3D Models of Mesothelioma in the Study of Mechanisms of Cell Survival -- 12. Biomarkers of Response to Asbestos Exposure -- 13. Surgery Approaches in Mesothelioma -- 14. Radiotherapy and Photodynamic Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- 15. Standard Chemotherapy Options and Clinical Trials of Novel Agents for Mesothelioma -- 16. Immunotherapeutic Approaches to Mesothelioma -- 17. Challenges Facing Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families: Medical/Legal Intersections -- 18. The Patient's Experience of Malignant Mesothelioma.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Integrated palliative care of respiratory disease

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat32305
Stephen J. Bourke, E. Timothy Peel, editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Palliative care of respiratory disease is often complex because of the high level of symptoms experienced by these patients and the variable and sometimes unpredictable trajectories of these diseases. It is often most appropriate to integrate palliative care into the multidisciplinary team with specialist palliative care clinicians working alongside the respiratory team. This encourages a focus on symptom management, supportive care and quality of life at an earlier stage in the disease process…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Bourke, Stephen J
Peel, E. Timothy
Responsibility
Stephen J. Bourke, E. Timothy Peel, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 246 p. : 20 ill., 6 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447122302
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care - methods
Respiratory Tract Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Pain medicine
Abstract
Palliative care of respiratory disease is often complex because of the high level of symptoms experienced by these patients and the variable and sometimes unpredictable trajectories of these diseases. It is often most appropriate to integrate palliative care into the multidisciplinary team with specialist palliative care clinicians working alongside the respiratory team. This encourages a focus on symptom management, supportive care and quality of life at an earlier stage in the disease process, and can facilitate discussions about advanced care planning and end of life issues. Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both respiratory and palliative medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. The book begins with an overview of palliative care principles in relation to the palliation of chronic progressive lung disease, then delves into the causation and management of specific respiratory symptoms, and concludes with an overview of the management of the major lung diseases. This comprehensive text deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living with advanced progressive lung disease. This book is an invaluable reference for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in respiratory and palliative medicine, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of palliative care in respiratory disease.
Contents
1. Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease -- 2. Breathlessness -- 3. Haemoptysis -- 4. Cough and Respiratory Secretions -- 5.Pain in Respiratory Disease -- 6. Lung Cancer -- 7. Pleural Effusions and Mesothelioma -- 8. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- 9. Interstitial Lung Disease -- 10. Cystic Fibrosis -- 11. Respiratory Care in Neuromuscular Disease -- 12. Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit -- 13: End of Life Care -- Appendix -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Humanizing Modern Medicine : An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40622
by James A. Marcum. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2008.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He begins with their metaphysics, analyzing the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which medical knowledge and …
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Marcum, James A
Responsibility
by James A. Marcum
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 369 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 99
Series Title
Philosophy and medicine
ISBN
9781402067976
9781402067969 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Ethics, Medical
Philosophy, Medical
Abstract
In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He begins with their metaphysics, analyzing the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which medical knowledge and practice is founded. Next, he considers the epistemological issues that face these medical models, particularly those driven by methodological procedures undertaken by epistemic agents to constitute medical knowledge and practice. Finally, he examines the axiological boundaries and the ethical implications of each model, especially in terms of the physician-patient relationship. In a concluding Epilogue, he discusses how the philosophical analysis of the humanization of modern medicine helps to address the crisis-of-care, as well as the question of "What is medicine?" The book's unique features include a comprehensive coverage of the various topics in the philosophy of medicine that have emerged over the past several decades and a philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions. The book's target audiences include both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as healthcare professionals and professional philosophers. This book is the 99th issue of the Series "Philosophy and Medicine" and it can be considered a crown of thirty years of intensive and dynamic discussion in the field. We are completely convinced that after its publication, it can be finally said that undoubtedly the philosophy of medicine exists as a special field of inquiry.
Contents
Introduction: A Philosophy of Medicine? -- Part I. Metaphysics -- 1. Medical Worldviews -- 2. Medical Causation and Realism -- 3. Patient as Body or Person -- 4. Disease or Illness and Health or Wellbeing -- 5. Diagnosis and Therapeutics -- Part II. Epistemology -- 6. Medical Thinking -- 7. Clinical Judging and Decision Making -- 8. Medical Explanations -- 9. Diagnostic Knowledge -- 10. Therapeutic Knowledge -- Part III. Ethics -- 11. Medical Axiology and Values -- 12. Origins of Bioethics and Normative Ethics -- 13. Principlism and the Future of Bioethics -- 14. Emotionally Detached Concern or Empathic Care -- 15. Patient-Physician Relationships -- Conclusion: What Is Medicine?
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Cerebral Palsy : A Multidisciplinary Approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43049
Christos P. Panteliadis, editor. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , c2018.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This third edition systematically reviews recent developments in the diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of cerebral palsy, a consequence of foetal and early infant brain damage resulting in lifelong disabilities with a range of clinical characteristics. The first part discusses the definition, aetiology, classification, imaging and neuropathology, while the second focuses on the management of the individual challenges that children with cerebral palsy face, such as spasticity, dyskinesia, f…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Panteliadis, Christos P.
Responsibility
Christos P. Panteliadis, editor
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 358 p.) : 71 illus., 30 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319678580
9783319678573 (print ed.)
9783319678597 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebral Palsy
Child
Infant
Specialty
Neurology
Pediatrics
Abstract
This third edition systematically reviews recent developments in the diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of cerebral palsy, a consequence of foetal and early infant brain damage resulting in lifelong disabilities with a range of clinical characteristics. The first part discusses the definition, aetiology, classification, imaging and neuropathology, while the second focuses on the management of the individual challenges that children with cerebral palsy face, such as spasticity, dyskinesia, feeding problems and scoliosis. Based on the diverse characteristics of cerebral palsy, children require care from various specialists, including neuro-paediatricians, orthopaedists, psychologists, epidemiologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. This work was written by an international team of such specialists, providing a comprehensive mix of perspectives and expertise.
Contents
1. Cerebral Palsy: A Historical Review -- 2. The Definition of Cerebral Palsy -- 3. Epidemiology of the Cerebral Palsies -- 4. Philosophy, Epidemiology, and Cerebral Palsy Causation -- 5. Neuropathology of Cerebral Palsy -- 6. Aetiological Factors -- 7. Intrauterine Infection and Cerebral Palsy -- 8. Magnesium Sulfate for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy -- 9. Early Markers for Cerebral Palsy -- 10. Clinical Characteristics -- 11. Early Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy -- 12. Cranial Ultrasound in Cerebral Palsy -- 13. Brain Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- 14. Nuclear and Molecular Imaging in Cerebral Palsy -- 15. Muscle Biology of Contractures in Children with Cerebral Palsy -- 16. Physiotherapeutic Interventions: Bobath, Vojta, and Motor Learning Approaches -- 17. An Overview of Evidence-Based Occupational and Physiotherapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy -- 18. Early Intervention for Children with Cerebral Palsy -- 19. Hip Dysplasia in Children with Cerebral Palsy -- 20. Scoliosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy -- 21. Management of the Upper Limb in Cerebral Palsy -- 22. Integrated Management in Cerebral Palsy: Musculoskeletal Surgery and Rehabilitation in Ambulatory Patients -- 23. Bone Status in Cerebral Palsy -- 24. Oral Medication Use in Cerebral Palsy -- 25. Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy -- 26. Dorsal Root Rhizotomy for the Treatment of Spasticity -- 27. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy -- 28. Visual Impairment in Cerebral Palsy -- 29. Pulmonary Management of the Patient with Cerebral Palsy -- 30. Gastrointestinal Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy -- 31. Nutritional Management of the Patient with Cerebral Palsy -- 32. Long-Term Prognosis -- 33. Quality of Life -- 34. Rehabilitation Principles of Adults with Cerebral Palsy.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Post-cholecystectomy Bile Duct Injury

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45418
Vinay K. Kapoor, editor. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides detailed insight to the readers into various aspects of bile duct injury. Bile duct injury is a common complication of cholecystectomy to treat gall stone disease prevalent all over the world. Risk of bile duct injury is more during a laparoscopic procedure as compared to open procedure and most cholecystectomies today are performed laparoscopically. Bile duct injury causes major morbidity and may even result in death, additionally it increases the healthcare costs and impair…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Kapoor, Vinay K.
Responsibility
Vinay K. Kapoor, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 244 p.) : 187 illus., 108 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811512360
9789811512353 (Print ed.)
9789811512377 (Print ed.)
9789811512384 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bile Ducts - injuries
Cholecystectomy - adverse effects
Postcholecystectomy Syndrome - prevention & control
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
This book provides detailed insight to the readers into various aspects of bile duct injury. Bile duct injury is a common complication of cholecystectomy to treat gall stone disease prevalent all over the world. Risk of bile duct injury is more during a laparoscopic procedure as compared to open procedure and most cholecystectomies today are performed laparoscopically. Bile duct injury causes major morbidity and may even result in death, additionally it increases the healthcare costs and impairs quality of life. It is therefore important that every surgeon who performs cholecystectomy knows how to suspect, diagnose, manage and prevent bile duct injury. This book provides practical information and offers assistance in managing patients with difficult cases of bile duct injury. It summarises Dr Kapoor’s experience with management of more than 1,000 patients with post-cholecystectomy bile duct injury/ biliary stricture. Chapters cover anatomy, epidemiology, mechanism, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, investigations, classification, diagnosis, management and prevention of bile duct injury. It also includes non-medical issues including health care, socio-economic, costs and quality of life.
Contents
1. Surgical Anatomy of the Hepato-Biliary System -- 2. Epidemiology of Bile Duct Injury -- 3. Mechanisms of Causation of Bile Duct Injury -- 4. Tips and Tricks for Safe Cholecystectomy -- 5. Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy -- 6. Pathophysiology of Bile Leak, Bile Loss, and Biliary Obstruction -- 7. Non-biliary Injuries During Cholecystectomy -- 8. Nomenclature and Classification of Bile Duct Injury -- 9. Management of Bile Duct Injury Detected Intraoperatively -- 10. Management of Bile Duct Injury Detected in the Post-Operative Period -- 11. Consequences of Bile Duct Injury: External Biliary Fistula -- 12. Consequences of Bile Duct Injury: Benign Biliary Stricture -- 13. Surgical Management of Benign Biliary Stricture: Hepatico-Jejunostomy -- 14. Surgical Management of Benign Biliary Stricture: Hepatectomy -- 15. Non-surgical Management of Benign Biliary Stricture -- 16. Follow-Up After Repair of Bile Duct Injury -- 17. Healthcare Issues Related to Bile Duct Injury -- 18. Socio-Economic and Medico-Legal Issues Related to Bile Duct Injury -- 19. Institutional Experiences with Bile Duct Injury -- 20. Bile Duct Injury Stories.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Shoulder Stiffness : Current Concepts and Concerns

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39455
Eiji Itoi, Guillermo Arce, Gregory I. Bain, Ronald L. Diercks, Dan Guttmann, Andreas B. Imhoff, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Hiroyuki Sugaya, Yon-Sik Yoo, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2015.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides an up-to-date overview of the latest evidence regarding shoulder stiffness, or frozen shoulder. All aspects are covered: epidemiology, etiology, anatomy and biomechanics, clinical symptoms, histology and laboratory tests, physical examinations, imaging studies, and the various conservative and surgical treatment options. The book is published in cooperation with ISAKOS and reflects the conclusions of the Consensus Meeting of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee in Amsterdam i…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Itoi, Eiji
Arce, Guillermo
Bain, Gregory I
Diercks, Ronald L
Guttmann, Dan
Imhoff, Andreas B
Mazzocca, Augustus D
Sugaya, Hiroyuki
Yoo, Yon-Sik
Other Authors
International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Responsibility
Eiji Itoi, Guillermo Arce, Gregory I. Bain, Ronald L. Diercks, Dan Guttmann, Andreas B. Imhoff, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Hiroyuki Sugaya, Yon-Sik Yoo, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 241 p. : 64 illus., 53 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662463703
9783662463697 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bursitis
Ossification, Heterotopic
Shoulder Joint - physiopathology
Abstract
This book provides an up-to-date overview of the latest evidence regarding shoulder stiffness, or frozen shoulder. All aspects are covered: epidemiology, etiology, anatomy and biomechanics, clinical symptoms, histology and laboratory tests, physical examinations, imaging studies, and the various conservative and surgical treatment options. The book is published in cooperation with ISAKOS and reflects the conclusions of the Consensus Meeting of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee in Amsterdam in May 2014, which brought together global opinion leaders in the field. Frozen shoulder itself remains shrouded in mystery. There is ongoing uncertainty over its causation and continuing relative neglect due to the belief that it is a self-limited disease despite the evidence that most patients fail to achieve complete recovery, with many experiencing persistent pain and stiffness. Shoulder Stiffness: Current Concepts and Concerns provides an excellent summary of present knowledge regarding frozen shoulder and will be of value to all who manage the condition.
Contents
Part I. Classification and Epidemiology -- 1. The Pathogenesis and Classification of Shoulder Stiffness -- 2. Epidemiology of Frozen Shoulder -- Part II. Etiology -- 3. Frozen Shoulder: Etiology (Idiopathic) -- 4. Post-traumatic Shoulder Stiffness -- 5. Postoperative Shoulder Stiffness After Rotator Cuff Repair -- 6. Postoperative Shoulder Stiffness Following Surgical Repair of Shoulder Instability -- 7. Postoperative Shoulder Stiffness: Arthroplasty and SLAP Repair -- 8. Other Causes of Shoulder Stiffness -- Part III. Anatomy and Biomechanics -- 9. Anatomy Related to the Range of Motion -- 10. Pathomechanics of Frozen Shoulder: A Basic Research Perspective -- 11. Rotator Interval and Stiffness -- Part IV. Examinations -- 12. Pathophysiology of Frozen Shoulders: Histology and Laboratory Tests -- 13. Clinical Symptoms and Physical Examinations -- 14. Imaging of Stiff Shoulders -- Part V. Conservative Treatment -- 15. Natural Course of Frozen Shoulder -- 16. Physical Therapy -- 17. Oral Medication and Intra-articular Injection: Strategies and Results -- 18. Joint Distension -- Part VI. Surgical Treatment -- 19. Manipulation Under Anesthesia for Frozen Shoulders -- 20. The Role of Arthroscopic Capsular Release -- 21. Postoperative Management and Rehabilitation -- 22. Frozen Shoulder: Reported Outcomes and Results: What Should We and the Patient Expect?
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Implant Aesthetics : Keys to Diagnosis and Treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41653
Edward Dwayne Karateew, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book, written by acknowledged experts with international reputations, provides clinicians with detailed guidelines on the nature of the ideal anterior dental implant and, more importantly, how the desired aesthetic outcome is to be achieved. It reflects the incredible paradigm shift that has taken place within implant dentistry during the past 5 years, with recognition of the importance of a "crown down" approach to diagnosis, planning, and treatment, especially in the anterior zone. In or…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Karateew, Edward Dwayne
Responsibility
Edward Dwayne Karateew, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 450 pages) : 499 illus., 462 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319507064
9783319507040 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dental Implantation - methods
Dental Implants
Esthetics, Dental
Abstract
This book, written by acknowledged experts with international reputations, provides clinicians with detailed guidelines on the nature of the ideal anterior dental implant and, more importantly, how the desired aesthetic outcome is to be achieved. It reflects the incredible paradigm shift that has taken place within implant dentistry during the past 5 years, with recognition of the importance of a "crown down" approach to diagnosis, planning, and treatment, especially in the anterior zone. In order to ensure reproducibility and predictability of treatment outcomes, the fabrication of an aesthetic dental implant must follow a complex algorithm, which is reviewed in a stepwise approach. Sections are devoted to evaluation of the aesthetic implant patient, immediate implant placement, staged implant placement, and restoration. Readers will come to appreciate how the final emergence profile of the definitive restoration reflects the complex interplay of components below the visible smile zone. Helpful flow charts are included that will assist in optimal performance of the described procedures.
Contents
Part I: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations -- 1. Recognition of Risk Factors and Patient Assessment -- 2. Determination of the Sequence of Therapy -- 3. Osseointegration and the Biology of Peri-implant Hard and Soft Tissues -- 4. Revisiting the Role of Implant Design and Surgical Instrumentation on Osseointegration -- 5. Anatomic Considerations in Dental Implant Surgery -- 6. The Aesthetic Challenge: Three-Dimensional Planning Concepts for the Anterior Maxillary Aesthetic Zone -- 7. Clinical Assessment of the Gingiva and Alveolus - 8. Interdisciplinary Planning, Development, and Treatment -- 9. Flap Design, Suturing, and Healing -- 10. Digital Photography and Digital Asset Management -- Part II: Tissue Augmentation Considerations -- 11. Preservation of Alveolar Dimensions at the Time of Tooth Extraction -- 12. Development of Hard Tissues with Block Grafting Techniques -- 13. Guided Bone Regeneration for Aesthetic Implant Site Development -- 14. Development of the Soft Tissue with Gingival Grafting -- 15. Tissue Engineering Approach to Implant Site Development -- Part III Implant Placement and Restoration -- 16. Optimal Implant Position in the Aesthetic Zone -- 17. Parameters of Peri-Implant Aesthetics -- 18. The Single Implant-Crown Complex in the Aesthetic Zone: Abutment Selection and the Treatment Sequencing -- 19. Implant Provisionalization: The Key to Definitive Aesthetic Success -- 20. Biomaterials Used with Implant Abutments and Restorations -- 21. Digital Implant Abutment and Crowns in the Aesthetic Zone -- 22. Challenging Maxillary Anterior Implant-Supported Restorations: Creating Predictable Outcomes with Zirconia -- Part IV: Complications and Their Management -- 23. Peri-implantitis: Causation and Treatment -- 24. Laser-Assisted Treatment of Peri-implantitis -- 25. Prosthetic Solutions to Biological Deficiencies: Pink and White Aesthetics -- Appendix: Implant Checklist.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Accidental Injury : Biomechanics and Prevention

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat38971
(3rd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides a state-of-the-art look at the applied biomechanics of accidental injury and prevention. The editors, Drs. Narayan Yoganandan, Alan M. Nahum and John W. Melvin are recognized international leaders and researchers in injury biomechanics, prevention and trauma medicine. They have assembled renowned researchers as authors for 29 chapters to cover individual aspects of human injury assessment and prevention. This third edition is thoroughly revised and expanded with new chapters …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Yoganandan, Narayan
Nahum, Alan M
Melvin, John W
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 851 p. : 389 illus., 143 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493917327
9781493917310 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidents
Biomechanical Phenomena
Wounds and Injuries - prevention & control
Abstract
This book provides a state-of-the-art look at the applied biomechanics of accidental injury and prevention. The editors, Drs. Narayan Yoganandan, Alan M. Nahum and John W. Melvin are recognized international leaders and researchers in injury biomechanics, prevention and trauma medicine. They have assembled renowned researchers as authors for 29 chapters to cover individual aspects of human injury assessment and prevention. This third edition is thoroughly revised and expanded with new chapters in different fields. Topics covered address automotive, aviation, military and other environments. Field data collection; injury coding/scaling; injury epidemiology; mechanisms of injury; human tolerance to injury; simulations using experimental, complex computational models (finite element modeling) and statistical processes; anthropomorphic test device design, development and validation for crashworthiness applications in topics cited above; and current regulations are covered. Risk functions and injury criteria for various body regions are included. Adult and pediatric populations are addressed. The exhaustive list of references in many areas along with the latest developments is valuable to all those involved or intend to pursue this important topic on human injury biomechanics and prevention. The expanded edition will interest a variety of scholars and professionals including physicians, biomedical researchers in many disciplines, basic scientists, attorneys and jurists involved in accidental injury cases, and governmental bodies. It is hoped that this book will foster multidisciplinary collaborations by medical and engineering researchers, and academicians and practicing physicians for injury assessment and prevention and stimulate more applied research, education and training in the field of accidental-injury causation and prevention.
Contents
Introduction to and applications of injury biomechanics -- Automotive field data in injury biomechanics -- Medical imaging and injury scaling in trauma biomechanics -- Anthropomorphic test devices and injury risk assessments -- Restraint system biomechanics -- Computational modeling in injury biomechanics -- Computational analysis of bone fracture -- Skull and facial bone injury biomechanics -- Biomechanics of brain injury: a historical perspective -- Biomechanics of brain injury: looking to the future -- Neck injury biomechanics -- Upper extremity biomechanics -- Thorax injury biomechanics -- Impact and injury response of the abdomen -- Thoracic spine injury biomechanics -- Lumbar spine injury biomechanics -- Knee, thigh, and hip injury biomechanics -- Leg, foot, and ankle injury biomechanics -- Pain biomechanics -- Thoracolumbar pain: neural mechanisms and biomechanics -- Role of muscles in accidental injury -- Pediatric biomechanics -- Best practice recommendations for protecting child occupants -- Pedestrian injury biomechanics and protection -- Design and testing of sports helmets: biomechanical practical considerations -- Normalization and scaling for human response corridors and development of injury risk curves -- Injury criteria and motor vehicle regulations -- Civil aviation crash injury protection -- Ballistic injury biomechanics.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Outcome prediction in cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat27210
editor, Azzam F.G. Taktak and Anthony C. Fisher. (1st ed.) --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier , 2007.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Taktak, Azzam F.G
Other Authors
Taktak, Azzam F. G
Fisher, Anthony C
Responsibility
editor, Azzam F.G. Taktak and Anthony C. Fisher
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
xx, 461 p.
ISBN
6610747288 (electronic bk.)
9786610747283 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - diagnosis
Prognosis
Contents
Cover -- Copyright page -- Foreword -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Section 1: The Clinical Problem -- Chapter 1: The Predictive Value of Detailed Histological Staging of Surgical Resection Specimens in Oral Cancer -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. PREDICTIVE FEATURES RELATED TO THE PRIMARY TUMOUR -- 3. PREDICTIVE FEATURES RELATED TO THE REGIONAL LYMPH NODES -- 4. DISTANT (SYSTEMIC) METASTASES -- 5. GENERAL PATIENT FEATURES -- 6. MOLECULAR AND BIOLOGICAL MARKERS -- 7. THE WAY AHEAD? -- REFERENCES -- Chapter 2: Survival after Treatment of Intraocular Melanoma -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. INTRAOCULAR MELANOMA -- 3. STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PREDICTING METASTATIC DISEASE -- 4. PREDICTING METASTATIC DEATH WITH NEURAL NETWORKS -- 5. MISCELLANEOUS ERRORS -- 6. A NEURAL NETWORK FOR PREDICTING SURVIVAL IN UVEAL MELANOMA PATIENTS -- 7. CAVEATS REGARDING INTERPRETATION OF SURVIVAL STATISTICS -- 8. FURTHER STUDIES -- 9. CONCLUSIONS -- REFERENCES -- Chapter 3: Recent Developments in Relative Survival Analysis -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. CAUSE-SPECIFIC SURVIVAL -- 3. INDEPENDENCE ASSUMPTION -- 4. EXPECTED SURVIVAL -- 5. RELATIVE SURVIVAL -- 6. POINT OF CURE -- 7. REGRESSION ANALYSIS -- 8. PERIOD ANALYSIS -- 9. AGE STANDARDIZATION -- 10. PARAMETRIC METHODS -- 11. MULTIPLE TUMOURS -- 12. CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES -- Section 2: Biological and Genetic Factors -- Chapter 4: Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors of Lung Cancer -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. LUNG CANCER INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY -- 3. CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES -- Chapter 5: Chaos, Cancer, the Cellular Operating System and the Prediction of Survival in Head and Neck Cancer -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. CANCER AND ITS CAUSATION -- 3. FUNDAMENTAL CELL BIOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY -- 4. A NEW DIRECTION FOR FUNDAMENTAL CELL BIOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY -- 5. COMPLEX SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AS APPLIED TO BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND SURVIVAL ANALYSIS -- 6. METHODS OF ANALYSING FAILURE IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS -- 7. A COMPARISON OF A NEURAL NETWORK WITH COX'S REGRESSION IN PREDICTING SURVIVAL IN OVER 800 PATIENTS -- 8. THE NEURAL NETWORK AND FUNDAMENTAL BIOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY -- 9. THE DIRECTION OF FUTURE WORK -- 10. SUMMARY -- REFERENCES -- Section 3: Mathematical Background of Prognostic Models -- Chapter 6: Flexible Hazard Modelling for Outcome Prediction in Cancer: Perspectives for the Use of Bioinformatics Knowledge -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. FAILURE TIME DATA -- 3. PARTITION AND GROUPING OF FAILURE TIMES -- 4. COMPETING RISKS -- 5. GLMs AND FFANNs -- 6. APPLICATIONS TO CANCER DATA -- 7. CONCLUSIONS -- REFERENCES -- Chapter 7: Information Geometry for Survival Analysis and Feature Selection by Neural Networks -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. SURVIVAL FUNCTIONS -- 3. STANDARD MODELS FOR SURVIVAL ANALYSIS -- 4. THE NEURAL NETWORK MODEL -- 5. LEARNING IN THE CPENN MODEL -- 6. THE BAYESIAN APPROACH TO MODELLING -- 7. VARIABLE SELECTION -- 8. THE LAYERED PROJECTION ALGORITHM -- 9. A SEARCH STRATEGY -- 10. EXPERIMENTS -- 11. CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES -- Chapter 8: Artificial Neural Networks Used in the Survival Analysis of Breast Cancer Patients: A Node-Negat
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Textbook of Oral Cancer : Prevention, Diagnosis and Management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45316
Saman Warnakulasuriya, John S. Greenspan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This comprehensive multidisciplinary book examines all aspects of cancers of the mouth and oropharynx with the aim of equipping advanced students and practitioners in the early stages of specialist training with an up-to-date guide and reference. A multinational team of authors – all experts in the field of oral oncology – provide illuminating contributions on the full range of relevant topics: epidemiology, risk factors, clinical features, staging and prognostic factors, pathology, diagnostic …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Warnakulasuriya, Saman
Greenspan, John S.
Responsibility
Saman Warnakulasuriya, John S. Greenspan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 452 p.) : 197 illus., 184 illus. in color
Series Title
Textbooks in contemporary dentistry
ISBN
9783030323165
9783030323158 (Print ed.)
9783030323172 (Print ed.)
9783030323189 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2524-4612
Subjects (MeSH)
Mouth Neoplasms
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Specialty
Oral Health
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This comprehensive multidisciplinary book examines all aspects of cancers of the mouth and oropharynx with the aim of equipping advanced students and practitioners in the early stages of specialist training with an up-to-date guide and reference. A multinational team of authors – all experts in the field of oral oncology – provide illuminating contributions on the full range of relevant topics: epidemiology, risk factors, clinical features, staging and prognostic factors, pathology, diagnostic techniques, disease prevention, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Molecular biology, molecular targeted therapies for advanced cases, and future diagnostic and prognostic applications of new technologies also receive careful attention. In providing a wealth of essential information and guidance in a practical format, the book will be a superb asset for senior graduate students in dentistry and specialist trainees in head and neck oncology. It will also be of high value for the many physicians, surgeons, pathologists, dentists, and specialists involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx.
Contents
1. Introduction – Cancers of the Mouth and Oropharynx -- 2. Epidemiology of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers -- 3. Risk Factors for Cancer of the Mouth: Tobacco, Betel Quid, and Alcohol -- 4. Human Papillomavirus Infection: A Risk Factor for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers -- 5. Clinical Presentation and Differential Diagnosis of Oral Cancer -- 6. Staging of Oral Cancer -- 7. Pathology of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers -- 8. Oral Biopsy: Principles and Practice -- 9. Diagnostic Adjuncts for Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders -- 10. Detection Methods for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Head and Neck Cancers -- 11. Diagnostic Imaging of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma -- 12. Potentially Malignant Disorders of the Oral Cavity -- 13. Malignant Transformation of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders -- 14. Molecular and Signaling Pathways During Oral Carcinogenesis -- 15. Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer -- 16. Screening for Oral Cancer -- 17. Lifestyle Interventions for the Prevention of Oral Cancer -- 18. Chemoprevention in Oral Cancer -- 19. General Workup Prior to the Treatment Phase of Oral Cancer -- 20. Basic Surgical Principles and Techniques -- 21. Assessment of Surgical Margins -- 22. Chemoradiotherapy in Oral Cavity Cancer -- 23. Deintensification of Treatment for HPV-Associated Cancers of the Oropharynx -- 24. Treatment of the Neck -- 25. Factors Affecting Survival for Oral Cancer -- 26. Supportive and Palliative Care for Patients with Oral Cancer -- 27. Molecular Targeted Therapy for Advanced Oral Cancer -- 28. Immunotherapy-Based Approaches for Treatment of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers -- 29. Cancer Biology and Carcinogenesis: Fundamental Biological Processes and How They Are Deranged in Oral Cancer -- 30. Cancer Stem Cells in Oral Carcinoma -- 31. Controversial Factors on Causation of Oral Cancer -- Supplementary Information.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

24 records – page 1 of 2.