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Accommodations near QEII and Cape Breton Cancer Centres

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4017
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If you are a resident of Nova Scotia, are receiving outpatient treatment at the QEII Cancer Care Program and live more than 50 kms one way from the hospital, accommodations will be provided for you and a support person. This pamphlet lists locations that are part of the Accommodations Program. Due to the temporary closure of Holy Redeemer Centre, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre has made arrangements with the Holiday Inn to provide accommodations for patients travelling significant distances to re…
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Accommodations near Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences II and Cape Breton Cancer Centres
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cancer Care Facilities
Community Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Care
Health facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Housing--Halifax (N.S.)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
If you are a resident of Nova Scotia, are receiving outpatient treatment at the QEII Cancer Care Program and live more than 50 kms one way from the hospital, accommodations will be provided for you and a support person. This pamphlet lists locations that are part of the Accommodations Program. Due to the temporary closure of Holy Redeemer Centre, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre has made arrangements with the Holiday Inn to provide accommodations for patients travelling significant distances to receive treatment. Contact information for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre’s radiation booking clerk is included for reservations or further information.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4017
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Nutrition education & counselling : Annapolis Valley, South Shore and South West Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone Dietitians. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2044
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Registered Dietitians provide nutrition services outside of hospitals and health centres at locations across western Nova Scotia. Topics include: services provided, nutrition education topics, and how you can get an appointment with a dietitian. If you want to refer yourself or a family member, call the dietitian nearest you to set up an appointment. A list of phone numbers is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone Dietitians
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet Therapy
Nutrition Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Nutrition
Diet therapy
Abstract
Registered Dietitians provide nutrition services outside of hospitals and health centres at locations across western Nova Scotia. Topics include: services provided, nutrition education topics, and how you can get an appointment with a dietitian. If you want to refer yourself or a family member, call the dietitian nearest you to set up an appointment. A list of phone numbers is given.
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Prepared by: Western Zone Dietitians
Pamphlet Number
2044
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Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward Healthier Environment for All

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Reiko Kishi, Dan Norbäck, Atsuko Araki, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This volume discusses the effects of indoor air environment and pollution in modern buildings on human health. Highlighting epidemiological studies and the determining factors, it offers proposals for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in different environments. Focusing not only on homes and offices, but also vehicles and aircrafts, it details practical methods of measuring and assessing indoor air quality. Written by pioneering researchers, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward …
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Kishi, Reiko
Norbäck, Dan
Araki, Atsuko
Responsibility
Reiko Kishi, Dan Norbäck, Atsuko Araki, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 333 p.) : 75 illus., 50 illus. in color
Series Title
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
ISBN
9789813291829
9789813291812 (Print ed.)
9789813291836 (Print ed.)
9789813291843 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2364-8333
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollutants
Air Pollution, Indoor
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Health
Preventive Medicine
Quality Improvement
Specialty
Environmental Health
Abstract
This volume discusses the effects of indoor air environment and pollution in modern buildings on human health. Highlighting epidemiological studies and the determining factors, it offers proposals for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in different environments. Focusing not only on homes and offices, but also vehicles and aircrafts, it details practical methods of measuring and assessing indoor air quality. Written by pioneering researchers, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward Healthier Environment for All is a valuable resource for both new and established researchers as well as students seeking a comprehensive overview of the facts on indoor air quality and health. Also is also of interest to hygiene experts in industry, occupational health and safety professionals, governmental public health sectors and school physicians.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality on Human Health toward Achievement of the SDGs -- Part II. Epidemiological Studies on Indoor Air Quality and Health -- 2. Sick Building/House Syndrome -- 3. Associations with Home Environment for Asthma, Rhinitis and Dermatitis -- 4. Offices -- 5. The Indoor Environment in Schools, Kindergartens and Day Care Centres -- 6. In-Vehicle Exposures at Transportation and the Health Concerns -- Part III. Factors Determining Indoor Air Qualities and Their Health Impacts -- 7. Aldehydes, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and Health -- 8. Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs): Phthalates and Phosphorous Frame Retardants and Health Risks -- 9. Microbial Agents in the Indoor Environment: Associations with Health -- 10. Dampness, Indoor Mould and Health -- 11. Particles Matter, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide -- 12. Combustion and Cookstoves -- 13. Indoor Thermal Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases -- Part IV. Provision for Improving Indoor Environment Quality and Health -- 14. Housing Performance and Equipment for Healthy Indoor Environment -- 15. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Personality, Psychosocial Factors and Treatment -- 16. Guidelines and Regulations for Indoor Environmental Quality -- Part V. Conclusion -- 17. Future Directions of Research on Indoor Environment, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and Health.
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e-Book
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Science of Wound Healing and Dressing Materials

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Vibhakar Vachhrajani, Payal Khakhkhar. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book outlines, from a surgeon’s standpoint, how physicians and mid-level providers working at wound care centres can expeditiously and effectively manage wounds. It comprehensively addresses the concept of wound healing, from the healing process to debridement concepts, and various antiseptics and local antibiotics used in dressing materials to facilitate healing. The book also discusses the latest inventions and treatment options that have revolutionized wound healing, such as: oxygen the…
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Author
Vachhrajani, Vibhakar
Other Authors
Khakhkhar, Payal
Responsibility
Vibhakar Vachhrajani, Payal Khakhkhar
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 180 p.) : 130 illus., 129 illus. in color
ISBN
9789813292369
9789813292352 (Print ed.)
9789813292376 (Print ed.)
9789813292383 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bandages
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries - therapy
Specialty
Dermatology
Traumatology
Abstract
This book outlines, from a surgeon’s standpoint, how physicians and mid-level providers working at wound care centres can expeditiously and effectively manage wounds. It comprehensively addresses the concept of wound healing, from the healing process to debridement concepts, and various antiseptics and local antibiotics used in dressing materials to facilitate healing. The book also discusses the latest inventions and treatment options that have revolutionized wound healing, such as: oxygen therapy, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, electric therapy and ultrasonic wound therapy. In closing, it examines the latest regenerative therapies based on stem cell therapy, cellular therapy and gene therapy. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for medical students and physicians dealing with wound management, as well as a reference guide for nurses in primary and tertiary wound care settings.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Pathophysiology of wound healing -- 3. Debridement -- 4. Antiseptics and local antibiotics -- 5. Absorbent dressings -- 6. Moisturizing dressings -- 7. Other types of dressings -- 8. Other modalities of treatment -- 9. Growth factors (third generation wound healing agents) and hormones -- 10. Regenerative therapy -- 11. Offloading, footwear and immobilization -- 12. Hypertrophic scars and keloids -- 13. Different types of wounds.
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e-Book
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Uterus Transplantation

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Mats Brännström, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book discusses all aspects of the uterus transplantation procedure in women who are childless because of a dysfunctional or missing uterus, from initial pre-operative investigations to follow-up after the uterine graft has been removed. All the international experts who are engaged in clinical activities and/or research in this field have contributed one or more of the book’s chapters. Since the first live birth following uterus transplantation was reported in Sweden in September 2014, the…
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Brännström, Mats
Responsibility
Mats Brännström, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 230 p.) : 26 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319941622
9783319941615 (Print ed.)
9783319941639 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterus - transplantation
Specialty
Gynecology
Transplantation
Abstract
This book discusses all aspects of the uterus transplantation procedure in women who are childless because of a dysfunctional or missing uterus, from initial pre-operative investigations to follow-up after the uterine graft has been removed. All the international experts who are engaged in clinical activities and/or research in this field have contributed one or more of the book’s chapters. Since the first live birth following uterus transplantation was reported in Sweden in September 2014, the field has been rapidly evolving around the globe: the first cases in USA, Germany, China, Brazil, and Czech Republic were performed in 2016 and several other centres are preparing for clinical trials of uterus transplantation. Uterus transplantation is a subject that attracts the attention of many bioethicists, and like all other major procedures in transplantation surgery and assisted reproduction techniques, it is a complex process that requires a multidisciplinary team if it is to be successful. As such the book is a valuable resource not only for clinicians from many disciplines, but also for nurses, ethicists, psychologists and researchers.
Contents
1. Introduction: Uterus Transplantation -- 2. The Ethics of Uterus Transplantation: Moral Challenges and Recommendations for Progress -- 3. Patients with Uterine Factor Infertility: General -- 4. MRKH Patients and Their Preparations for Uterus Transplantation -- 5. Rodent Animal Research in UTx -- 6. Domestic Species Research in Uterus Transplantation -- 7. Nonhuman Primate Research in Uterus Transplantation -- 8. Human Preclinical Research in Uterus Transplantation -- 9. Medical Work-Up of the Recipient -- 10. Live or Deceased Uterus Donor -- 11. Medical Work-Up of the Live Donor -- 12. Medical Work-Up of the Deceased Donor -- 13. Psychological Evaluations Before Uterus Transplantation -- 14. Assisted Reproduction Before and After Uterus Transplantation -- 15. Surgical Technique of Live Donor in Uterus Transplantation -- 16. Surgical Technique of Deceased Donor in Uterus Transplantation -- 17. Surgical Technique in Preparation of Recipient -- 18. Back-Table Preparation and Flushing of the Uterus -- 19. Surgical Technique for Vascular Anastomosis of the Uterine Graft -- 20. Fixation of the Uterine Graft After Uterus Transplantation -- 21. Immunosuppression and Treatment of Rejection in Uterus Transplantation: Current Practice and Future Potential -- 22. Evaluation of Graft Function After Uterus Transplantation -- 23. Rejection Diagnosis After Uterus Transplantation -- 24. Psychological Aspects After Uterus Transplantation -- 25. Obstetrical and Pediatric Follow-Up After Uterus Transplantation -- 26. Infections After Uterus Transplantation -- 27. Indications and Surgical Technique for Hysterectomy After Uterus Transplantation -- 28. The Future Expansion of Patient Groups for Uterus Transplantation -- 29. The Bioengineered Uterus: A Possible Future.
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Diabetes Centre : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Digby General Hospital, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Roseway Hospital, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1982
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2) or gestational diabetes and you have questions or concerns about your diabetes, high or low blood sugar, diabetes medication, or other medications, then you may find it helpful to visit a Diabetes Centre. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Diabetes Centres in the following locations: Digby Hospital (Meteghan satellite), Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Roseway Hospital (Barrington Passage satellite).
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Digby General Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Roseway Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Insipidus
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Abstract
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2) or gestational diabetes and you have questions or concerns about your diabetes, high or low blood sugar, diabetes medication, or other medications, then you may find it helpful to visit a Diabetes Centre. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Diabetes Centres in the following locations: Digby Hospital (Meteghan satellite), Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Roseway Hospital (Barrington Passage satellite).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Centre, Digby, Roseway, & Yarmouth
Pamphlet Number
1982
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Travelling to QEII Health Sciences Centre & IWK from Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2031
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This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospitals, Pediatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Emergency services
Pediatric emergency services
Abstract
This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
2031
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Success in Academic Surgery : Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Mark S. Cohen, Lillian Kao, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides a guide to innovation and entrepreneurship within academic surgery and details how these approaches can develop new technologies and programs that advance healthcare. The pathways, barriers, and opportunities for commercialization and entrepreneurship are identified and discussed in relation to licenses, start-ups, and obtaining funding. The book aims to help create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across academic medical centres around the world, with the belief …
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Cohen, Mark S.
Kao, Lillian
Responsibility
Mark S. Cohen, Lillian Kao, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 242 p.) : 62 illus., 45 illus. in color
Series Title
Success in academic surgery
ISBN
9783030186135
9783030186128 (Print ed.)
9783030186142 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2194-7481
Subjects (MeSH)
Entrepreneurship
General Surgery - education
Leadership
Organizational Innovation
Vocational Guidance
Specialty
Education, Medical
General Surgery
Abstract
This book provides a guide to innovation and entrepreneurship within academic surgery and details how these approaches can develop new technologies and programs that advance healthcare. The pathways, barriers, and opportunities for commercialization and entrepreneurship are identified and discussed in relation to licenses, start-ups, and obtaining funding. The book aims to help create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across academic medical centres around the world, with the belief that this can improve patient care. This book is relevant to surgeons of all disciplines, as well as medical students and researchers.
Contents
1. Developing a Surgical Innovation: Creating a Meaningful Value Proposition and a Compelling Pitch for Impact -- 2. Understanding the Impact of Your Innovation: Customer Discovery -- 3. Intellectual Property, Patents, and Conflicts of Interest -- 4. Navigating the Regulatory Process -- 5. Getting Funding for a Surgical Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges -- 6. Industry-Academic Partnerships in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Where is the Pendulum Swinging? -- 7. The Biodesign Model : Training Surgeon Innovators and Entrepreneurs -- 8. The Shared Investment Model: Partnering a Venture Capital Fund with a Department of Surgery/Health System -- 9. Creating an Innovation Center for Surgical Devices at an Academic Medical Center -- 10. Leveraging Multiple Schools into a Multidisciplinary I&E Program at an Academic Medical Center -- 11. Improving Industry-Academic Engagement Through Development of a Surgery Department Contract Research Organization -- 12. Funding Engineering/Surgical Partnerships to Accelerate Commercialization of Institutional Surgical Innovations: The Coulter Model -- 13. Creating a Multidisciplinary Surgical Innovations Group at an Academic Cedical Center to Stimulate Surgery Faculty Technology Development -- 14. Engaging SBIR funding for development of Surgical Innovations Coming Out of Academia -- 15. The Partners Fund Model for Accelerating Surgical Innovations -- 16. Training the Next Generation of Surgical Innovators and Entrepreneurs Through a Novel Innovation Pathway and Curriculum.
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Living with Chronic Disease : Measuring Important Patient-Reported Outcomes

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Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek. --Singapore: Adis , c2018.
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This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstr…
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Author
Kamudoni, Paul
Other Authors
Johns, Nutjaree
Salek, Sam
Responsibility
Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 165 p.) : 14 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811084140
9789811084133 (print ed.)
9789811084157 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Disease
Patient Reported Outcome Assessment
Quality of Life
Specialty
Patient Care
Abstract
This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstrates the importance of PROs to patients with chronic disease and how such outcomes can assist clinicians in managing patients and monitoring their response to treatment in terms of both symptoms and impacts. This book will benefit readers as a single-source practical guide on the development of modern PRO measures and may also serve as a blueprint for the conceptualization and planning of evidence generation related to PROs in various settings. Ideas and suggestions on how to navigate recent developments shaping the field of PRO measurement are also offered. Dr Paul Kamudoni (PhD MSc.) is a Scientific Associate Director in the Global Evidence and Value Development—R&D department at Merck KgaA in Darmstadt (Germany) where he leads the Centre of Excellence for Patient Reported Outcomes. Dr Kamudoni trained as a Pharmacoeconomist and a Clinical Outcome Measurement Scientist at Cardiff University. In his day to day work, he is involved in the development and validation of PRO measures, and the design and integration of PRO endpoints in clinical trials and other types of studies. He maintains an active research interest in methodological issues in the integration of electronic health records with prospective PRO assessments, and the application of item response theory in PRO measurement among others. Dr Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns (PhD PharmD) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and melatonin research group, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She has held a number of academic positions both in Thailand and abroad, including a fellowship at the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) (Olympia, WA, USA). Dr Johns has an expertise in cancer care and quality of life (QoL) research and collaborates with several cancer centres in Northeastern Thailand. She has developed and tested a number of PRO measures including cross-cultural adaptation into the Thai language. Dr Johns is also a principal investigator in many clinical trials investigating the effects of disease or interventions on QoL of cancer patients. She has been a recipient of several prestigious awards including Scholarship for Developing Country, International Society for Quality of Life Research and the Doyle Prize: Postgraduate section, Palliative Medicine Journal. Professor Sam Salek (PhD RPh FFPM FRPS MCMS FESCP) is Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, visiting Professor at the Estate of Hessen, Germany, and Director of the Institute for Medicines Development, Cardiff, UK. Professor Salek's research focuses mainly on four areas: development and application of PRO measures; drug safety evaluation and pharmacovigilance; pharmacoeconomics and economic evaluation of healthcare; and pharmaceutical regulation & medicines development in the mature and emerging markets. He has published 22 books and 600+ journal articles and abstracts. Professor Salek is a member of five Editorial Boards and an active member of several societies.
Contents
Part I: A New Roadmap for Development of a PRO Measure -- 1. Overview -- 2. Approaches to the Development and Use of PRO Measures: A New roadmap -- Part II: An Illustration of the New PRO Measure Development Roadmap Using Research in Hyperhidrosis as A Practical Example -- 3. Conceptualisation and Qualitative Development of a PRO Measure -- 4. Content Validation by Patients and Experts: Is the PRO Measure Fit for Purpose? -- 5. Applying Modern Test Theory in PRO Measure Development: Rasch Modelling -- 6. Assessing the Performance of PRO Measures Against Expectations: Psychometric Evaluation -- Part III: Practical Considerations When Applying PRO Measures -- 7. Integrating Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials, Routine Clinical Practice and Medicines Development Programmes.
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The Challenges of Nursing Stroke Management in Rehabilitation Centres

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Bianca Buijck, Gerard Ribbers, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This volume provides integral knowledge of all aspects of stroke care and rehabilitation after stroke, and is therefore highly relevant for nurses who work in rehabilitation centers. It outlines the several phases after stroke, for example the type of care patients may receive in the chronically phase at home. Nurses will obtain knowledge about treatment, importance of observation and caring with a special focus on communication problems, swallowing problems, activities of daily living, urinary…
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Buijck, Bianca
Ribbers, Gerard
Responsibility
Bianca Buijck, Gerard Ribbers, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 160 p.) : 56 illus., 53 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319763910
9783319763903 (print ed.)
9783319763927 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Rehabilitation Centers
Rehabilitation Nursing - methods
Stroke Rehabilitation - methods
Stroke - nursing
Specialty
Neurology
Nursing
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Abstract
This volume provides integral knowledge of all aspects of stroke care and rehabilitation after stroke, and is therefore highly relevant for nurses who work in rehabilitation centers. It outlines the several phases after stroke, for example the type of care patients may receive in the chronically phase at home. Nurses will obtain knowledge about treatment, importance of observation and caring with a special focus on communication problems, swallowing problems, activities of daily living, urinary and defecation problems, shoulder and hand issues. Thanks to photographs, nurses will learn to transfer patients in the adequate positions. Several chapters provide nurses with examples of effective and efficient collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals, informal caregivers and patients themselves. There is also an emphasis on behavior and cognitive functioning. And lastly, in the final chapters authors highlight the organization of rehabilitation and integrated care issues. Nurses play a very important role in rehabilitation, education, counseling, prevention, and caring for patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). In caring for stroke patients, nurses need specific competences and abilities that go beyond the general neurologic knowledge and experience. Nurses need to collaborate in an efficient and effective manner with multidisciplinary team members in their organization and across organizations. This book discusses medical aspects and specific symptoms of a stroke, as well as the limitations that patients experience, and which interventions are indicated for recovery.
Contents
1. Stroke: medical aspects -- 2. Acute phase -- 3. Recovery after a stroke -- 4. Therapeutic climate -- 5. Multidisciplinary collaboration -- 6. Skills -- 7. Swallowing disorders -- 8. Communication disorders -- 9. Activities in daily life (ADL) -- 10. Urinary incontinence after stroke -- 11. Problems with the shoulder and hand due to hemiplegia -- 12. Cognition, emotion, and behavior -- 13. Post-stroke neuropsychiatric symptoms -- 14. Care in the chronic phase: care at home -- 15. Integrated care pathways after stroke -- 16. An example: course developed in the Rotterdam Stroke Service (The Netherlands).
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Achalasia : Diagnosis and Treatment

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P. Marco Fisichella, Fernando A. M. Herbella, Marco G. Patti, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This comprehensive book covers the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal achalasia. The successful management of patients with this disease, whose treatment can be complex and usually performed in specialized tertiary-care centres, is described by internationally renowned authors. Detailed operations and current diagnostic and management strategies are discussed, giving the reader expert knowledge in specific aspects of Achalasia. Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment is ideal for residents, fello…
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Fisichella, P. Marco
Herbella, Fernando A. M
Patti, Marco G
Responsibility
P. Marco Fisichella, Fernando A. M. Herbella, Marco G. Patti, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 140 p. : 70 illus., 35 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319135694
9783319135687 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophageal Achalasia
Esophagoscopy - methods
Esophagus - physiopathology
Abstract
This comprehensive book covers the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal achalasia. The successful management of patients with this disease, whose treatment can be complex and usually performed in specialized tertiary-care centres, is described by internationally renowned authors. Detailed operations and current diagnostic and management strategies are discussed, giving the reader expert knowledge in specific aspects of Achalasia. Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment is ideal for residents, fellows and specialists in both general and thoracic surgical disciplines as well as in gastroenterology.
Contents
1. A one hundred year journey: the history of surgery for esophageal achalasia -- 2. Pathophysiology of Achalasia -- 3. Clinical Presentation and diagnostic evaluation -- 4. Achalasia and Chagas Disease -- 5. Botulinum Toxin Injection -- 6. Pneumatic dilatation -- 7. Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) -- 8. Heller Mytotomy for Achalasia: From the Thoracoscopic to the Laparoscopic Approach -- 9. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Fundoplication: What Type? -- 10. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication -- 11. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy with Toupet Partial Posterior Fundoplication -- 12. Achalasia and Epiphrenic Diverticulum -- 13. Thoracoscopic Treatment of Epiphrenic Diverticula Associated with Achalasia -- 14. The Surgical Management of Achalasia in the Morbid Obese Patient -- 15. Treatment of Achalasia in the Patient with Dilated Esophagus -- 16. Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Recurrent Dysphagia after Heller Myotomy -- 17. Esophagectomy for End Stage Achalasia -- 18. Achalasia and Eating Disorders -- 19. Achalasia in the Pediatric Population.
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Textbook of Penile Cancer

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Asif Muneer, Simon Horenblas, editors. (2nd edition) --London: Springer , c2016.
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This new edition includes new developments and updates the literature in relation to sentinel node biopsy, new radiology techniques and long term epidemiological data. The surgical techniques are all well illustrated with a step by step guide in order to allow those individuals in centres which are not expert centres to undertake the management of this devastating tumour. Textbook of Penile Cancer, Second Edition is useful for urologists, dermatologists, sexual health physicians as well as thos…
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Muneer, Asif
Horenblas, Simon
Responsibility
Asif Muneer, Simon Horenblas, editors
Edition
2nd edition
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 334 p.) : 199 illus., 162 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319332208
9783319332185 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Penile Neoplasms
Abstract
This new edition includes new developments and updates the literature in relation to sentinel node biopsy, new radiology techniques and long term epidemiological data. The surgical techniques are all well illustrated with a step by step guide in order to allow those individuals in centres which are not expert centres to undertake the management of this devastating tumour. Textbook of Penile Cancer, Second Edition is useful for urologists, dermatologists, sexual health physicians as well as those with an interest in virology and genomics related to squamous cell cancers.
Contents
1. Epidemiology of Penile Cancer -- 2. Etiology of Penile Cancer -- 3. Natural History and Biology of Human Papillomaviruses -- 4. Impact of Global HPV Vaccination for Male Genital Disease -- 5. Molecular Biology of Penile Cancer -- 6. Diagnosis and Staging of Penile Cancer -- 7. Diagnosis and Pathology of Penile Cancer -- 8. Radiological Imaging in Penile Cancer -- 9. Premalignant Lesions of the Penis -- 10. Management of Penile Cancer Using Penile-Preserving Techniques -- 11. Management of Locally Advanced and Metastatic Penile Cancer -- 12. Basic Principles and Surgical Techniques for Wound Closure in Advanced Penile Cancer -- 13. Management of Lymph Nodes -- 14. Robotic-Assisted Inguinal Lymphadenectomy (RAIL): A Novel Surgical Technique to Manage the Inguinal Region for Patients with Penile Cancer -- 15. Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy -- 16. The Role of Radiotherapy in Penile Cancer -- 17. Chemotherapy in Penile Cancer -- 18. Prognostic Indicators in Penile Cancer -- 19. Cancer of the Male Urethra -- 20. Phallic Reconstruction Following Penile Cancer Surgery -- 21. Living with Penile Cancer -- 22. Follow-Up of Patients with Penile Cancer -- 23. Future Directions and Clinical Trials in Penile Cancer.
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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy : A Practical Guide

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Andrew Gaya, Anand Mahadevan, editors. --London: Springer , c2015.
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This practical guide covers the basic aspects of stereotactic radiotherapy systems and treatment. As an emerging field, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) offers image-guided radiation that is directed at extremely well-defined tumor targets within the body, delivering very high doses of radiation. Indications for SBRT have expanded extensively in recent years from intracranial treatment to extracranial, leading to the development of a thriving subspecialty within radiation oncology. The exp…
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Gaya, Andrew
Mahadevan, Anand
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Andrew Gaya, Anand Mahadevan, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 332 p. : 59 illus., 51 illus. in color)
ISBN
9780857295972
9780857295965 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiosurgery
Radiotherapy - methods
Stereotactic Techniques
Abstract
This practical guide covers the basic aspects of stereotactic radiotherapy systems and treatment. As an emerging field, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) offers image-guided radiation that is directed at extremely well-defined tumor targets within the body, delivering very high doses of radiation. Indications for SBRT have expanded extensively in recent years from intracranial treatment to extracranial, leading to the development of a thriving subspecialty within radiation oncology. The expertise on these methods is concentrated across a few centres, mainly in the USA. However, as the technique is increasingly being adopted worldwide, specialists require further training in using it. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: A Practical Guide provides a valuable aid for this purpose and is of particular interest to clinical oncologists and their trainees.
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Pelvic Cancer Surgery : Modern Breakthroughs and Future Advances

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Hitendra R.H. Patel, Tim Mould, Jean V. Joseph, Conor P. Delaney, editors. --London: Springer , c2015.
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The fully comprehensive book brings together the three main pelvic specialties (Urology, Gynecological Oncology and Colorectal Surgery) into one volume. Patients have been shown to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach since it allows surgeons of different specialties to learn from one another therefore enhancing the treatment for the patient. Pelvic cancer outcomes are poor in low volume centres. These centres account for 80% of the global centres dealing with these cancers. Pelvic Cancer …
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Patel, Hitendra R.H
Mould, Tim
Joseph, Jean V
Delaney, Conor P
Responsibility
Hitendra R.H. Patel, Tim Mould, Jean V. Joseph, Conor P. Delaney, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 678 p. : 194 illus., 149 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447142584
9781447142577 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - surgery
Abstract
The fully comprehensive book brings together the three main pelvic specialties (Urology, Gynecological Oncology and Colorectal Surgery) into one volume. Patients have been shown to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach since it allows surgeons of different specialties to learn from one another therefore enhancing the treatment for the patient. Pelvic cancer outcomes are poor in low volume centres. These centres account for 80% of the global centres dealing with these cancers. Pelvic Cancer Surgery: Modern Breakthroughs and Future Advances is a much needed book that can focus training and assist health professionals in their care of patients with pelvic dysfunction. Pelvic Cancer Surgery: Modern Breakthroughs and Future Advances is complete with full color illustrations and schematic diagrams and makes use of key points and stepwise figures for an enhanced learning experience.
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Part 1. Training and Environment for Pelvic Surgery -- 1. Improving Multidisciplinary Team Working in Urological Oncology -- 2. Setting Up Simulation Training for Pelvic Surgery -- 3. Pelvic Virtual Reality Systems -- 4. Telemedicine as a Quality Improvement Facilitator in Pelvic Cancer Surgery -- 5. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Pelvic Cancer Surgery -- 6. Dealing with Pelvic Dysfunction: Multi and Interdisciplinary Team Approach -- Part 2. Urologic. -- 7. Anatomy of the Pelvis -- 8. Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for Prostate and Bladder Cancer -- 9. Prostate and Bladder Carcinomas: Histology, Immunohistochemistry, Genetic Biomarkers -- 10. Minimally Invasive Therapies for Pelvic Urological Cancer -- 11. Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy -- 12. Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy -- 13. Extraperitoneal Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy -- 14. Diagnostic and Endoscopic Management of Bladder Tumors -- 15. Bladder Preservation Approaches -- 16. Radical Cystectomy: Robotic, Laparoscopic, Open and Partial -- 17. Orthotopic Bladder Substitution -- 18. Techniques of Urinary Diversion -- 19. Single Port Surgery in the Pelvis: Current and Future Feasibility -- 20. Radical Perineal Prostatectomy -- 21. Management of Pelvic Retroperitoneal Tumors -- 22. Management of Erectile Function after Radical Prostatectomy -- 23. Management of Incontinence after Pelvic Malignancy -- Part 3. Gynecologic -- 24. Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers -- 25. Pathology of Gynecologic Cancers -- 26. Screening for Gynecologic Cancers -- 27. Inherited Gene Mutations in Gynaecological Oncology -- 28. Endoscopy in Gynaecologic Oncology -- 29. Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping for Endometrial Cancer -- 30. Treatment of Endometrial Cancer -- 31. Management of Advanced Endometrial Cancer and Inhibitors of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway -- 32. Fertility Preservation in Early Cervical Cancer -- 33. Radical Hysterectomy in Cervical Cancer -- 34. Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in the Management of Cervical Cancer -- 35. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Management of Cervical Carcinoma -- 36. Chemoradiation for Cervical Cancer -- 37. (Laterally) Extended Endopelvic Resection for the Treatment of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Cervical Cancer -- 38. Reconstruction in Exenterative Surgery -- 39. Treatment of Early Ovarian Cancer -- 40. Extended Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer -- 41. Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Advanced and Recurrent Ovarian Cancer and Biological Agents -- Part 4. Colorectal -- 42. Anatomy of the Rectum and Anus -- 43. Training Surgeons for Rectal Cancer Surgery: Clinical and Simulation -- 44. Perioperative Care for Patients Undergoing Major Pelvic Operations -- 45. Staging and Evaluation of Rectal Cancer and Pelvic Malignancy -- 46. Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer -- 47. Transanal Approaches to Rectal Cancer Surgery -- 48. Endoscopic Approaches to Rectal Neoplasia -- 49. Open Surgical Management of Rectal Cancer -- 50. Laparoscopic Surgical Management of Rectal Cancer -- 51. Management of Anal Cancer -- 52. Management of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer -- 53. Dealing with Complications of Rectal Surgery -- 54. Pre-Sacral Tumors -- 55. Treatment of Rectal Cancer with Synchronous Liver Metastasis -- 56. Selective Non-Operative Treatment in Rectal Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation: Lessons Learned from the "Watch-and-Wait" Approach -- 57. Considerations for Management of Hereditary Rectal Cancer and Desmoid Tumors -- 58. Cost of Medical Care: Whose Money Are We Talking About? -- 59. Approaches to Management of Fecal Incontinence.
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Rare Diseases : Integrative PPPM Approach as the Medicine of the Future

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Meral Özgüç, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands , c2015.
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This book focuses on predictive, preventative and personalised medicine (PPPM) and how it is related to the healthcare of rare diseases. Readers will discover how advanced rare diseases healthcare provides an excellent "proof-of-principles" for the personalisation of healthcare systems on a global scale. Chapters look at national plans for rare disease, at biobanking, gene identification, rare cancers, virus gene therapy, induced pluripotency for cell therapy amongst other topics. There is a ch…
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Responsibility
Meral Özgüç, editor
Alternate Title
Integrative predictive, preventive, personalised medicine approach as the medicine of the future
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 208 p. : 12 illus., 11 illus. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 6
Series Title
Advances in predictive, preventive and personalised medicine
ISBN
9789401792141
9789401792134 (print ed.)
ISSN
2211-3495
Subjects (MeSH)
Precision Medicine - trends
Preventive Medicine - trends
Rare Diseases - therapy
Abstract
This book focuses on predictive, preventative and personalised medicine (PPPM) and how it is related to the healthcare of rare diseases. Readers will discover how advanced rare diseases healthcare provides an excellent "proof-of-principles" for the personalisation of healthcare systems on a global scale. Chapters look at national plans for rare disease, at biobanking, gene identification, rare cancers, virus gene therapy, induced pluripotency for cell therapy amongst other topics. There is a chapter dedicated to personalised medicine for hereditary deafness, and another exploring the complexity of genotype-phenotype correlations. Specific diseases such as Fabry's, Gauchers and mitochondrial cytopathies are highlighted and we look at enzyme replacement therapy in lysosomal storage diseases. This work is part of a series, produced with the involvement of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine. The series focusses on the concept of an integrative medical approach by PPPM. This volume is dedicated to all aspects related to the prediction, prevention and personalised treatments of rare diseases, and in doing so it explores developments relevant to all medical branches. The authors cover ethical considerations, the creation of a robust platform for professional communication, synergies with patient organisations, "doctor-patient" collaboration and a new philosophy of integrative medicine by PPPM. This volume serves as a reference source for scientific and medical centres in the field and can be used both at medical curricula and graduate level in the life sciences. Those who place a special emphasis on healthcare promotion and innovations intended to combat rare diseases, save the affected lives and enhance life quality will all find this book of great value.
Contents
National Plans on Rare Diseases -- Biobanking for Rare Diseases: Impact on Personalized Medicine -- Emerging Technologies for Gene Identification in Rare Diseases -- Personalized Medicine for Hereditary Deafness -- Mitochondrial Diseases -- Complexity of Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Mendelian Disorders: Lessons from Gaucher Disease -- Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Diseases -- Rare Cancers -- Adeno-Associated Virus Gene Therapy and its Application to the Prevention and Personalized Treatment of Rare Diseases -- Induced Pluripotency for the Study of Disease Mechanisms and Cell Therapy.
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Interventional neuroradiology

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Kieran Murphy, Fergus Robertson, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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The objective ofthe Techniquesin Interventional Radiology series is to provide easily accessible technique specific information on interventional radiology procedures, suitable for reference in the IR room or as a carry-around guide. Each volume has an EU and US editor so that the perspectives presented are balanced across these two major centres of interventional radiology. Each volume has a consistent template for easy and quick reference, with step-by-step bullet points, key point summaries …
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Murphy, Kieran
Robertson, Fergus
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Kieran Murphy, Fergus Robertson, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 250 pages)
Series Title
Techniques in interventional radiology
ISBN
9781447145820 (electronic bk.)
9781447145813
Subjects (MeSH)
Aneurysm - therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic - methods
Neuroimaging
Radiography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Nervous system - Radiography
Abstract
The objective ofthe Techniquesin Interventional Radiology series is to provide easily accessible technique specific information on interventional radiology procedures, suitable for reference in the IR room or as a carry-around guide. Each volume has an EU and US editor so that the perspectives presented are balanced across these two major centres of interventional radiology. Each volume has a consistent template for easy and quick reference, with step-by-step bullet points, key point summaries at the end of each chapter and illustrations/line drawings as a visual aid.
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Part I. Basic Skills -- Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography and Groin Access and Closure -- Diagnostic Spinal Angiography -- Vascular Access: Guide Catheter Selection, Usage, and Compatibility -- Part II. Aneurysm Treatment -- Basic Principles and Simple Techniques -- Balloon Remodeling -- Flow-Diverting Stents in the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms -- Parent Artery Sacrifice -- Complications of Aneurysm Coiling -- Avoidance and Treatment of Vasospasm -- Part III. Intracranial Embolization -- Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations -- Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas -- Endovascular Management of Direct Carotid-Cavernous Fistula -- Part IV. Spinal Embolization -- Type 1: Dural Arteriovenous Fistula -- Part V. Intra-arterial Therapy in Acute Ischaemic Stroke -- Acute Stroke: Mechanical Thrombectomy -- Part VI. Angioplasty and Stenting of Arterial Stenosis -- Vertebral Artery Angioplasty/Stenting -- Part VII. Venous Procedures -- Cerebral Venography/Venous Pressure Monitoring/Venous Stenting -- Inferior Petrosal Venous Sinus Sampling -- Intracranial Venous Thrombolysis/Mechanical Thrombectomy -- Part VIII. Interventional Neuro-Oncology -- Percutaneous Treatment of Venolymphatic Malformations, Extracranial Arteriovenous Malformations, and Tumors of the Head and Neck Using Particles, Alcohol, and Other Sclerosants -- Retinoblastoma Intra-arterial Chemotherapy -- Part IX. Spine Intervention -- Vertebral Body Augmentation -- Disc Interventions: Oxygen-Ozone (O2-O3) -- Percutaneous Spinal Injections: Nerve Epidural and Neural Foraminal/Facet Joint Injections -- Periprocedural Anesthetic Care for Interventional Neuroradiological Procedures.
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Stress and Orality : New Data About Teeth Clenching & Outcomes, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue

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Francis Hartmann, Gérard Cucchi. --Paris: Springer , c2014.
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"The reading of STRESS and ORALITY written by F. HARTMANN and G. CUCCHI led me to believe that we should consider the problem of certain migraines, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue from a radically different angle than the historically traditional approach." Roger Guillemin (Nobel Laureate in Medicine) Are oral disorders only an issue for dentists? The answer is no. If your patients complain of pain and/or discomfort, if some are diagnosed as suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia o…
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Hartmann, Francis
Other Authors
Cucchi, Gérard
Responsibility
Francis Hartmann, Gérard Cucchi
Place of Publication
Paris
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 300 p. : 213 illus., 212 illus. in color)
ISBN
9782817802718
9782817802701 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bruxism - complications
Bruxism - diagnosis
Bruxism - therapy
Pain, Referred
Stress, Psychological - complications
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome - complications
Abstract
"The reading of STRESS and ORALITY written by F. HARTMANN and G. CUCCHI led me to believe that we should consider the problem of certain migraines, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue from a radically different angle than the historically traditional approach." Roger Guillemin (Nobel Laureate in Medicine) Are oral disorders only an issue for dentists? The answer is no. If your patients complain of pain and/or discomfort, if some are diagnosed as suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, and if classical therapies have remained ineffective, this book could help in your daily practice. When it comes to the complex pathology called Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD) most specialists favour a multidisciplinary approach and treatment of socio-psycho-emotional factors as well as dental, lingual or postural disorders. Yet little is known - from a clinical point of view - about a tricky oral spastic habit called severe teeth clenching. In view of the lack of clinical findings from classical investigations on the subject, it could be considered as the "hidden part of an oral parafunctional iceberg". Neuroscience has been able to shed some light on the multiple connections between trigeminal and non-trigeminal nervous centres, which confirms the significant involvement of the stomatognathic system and trigeminal nerves (V) in both oral as well as non-oral major functions such as eating, breathing, speaking, hearing, and standing, and also confirms the extensive participation of the paired Vs in the human adaptation process. Too many physicians are still reluctant to admit the pathological responsibilities of the Vs. Therefore their role remains largely underestimated by clinicians. Stress conditions in introverted people cause a parafunctional habit (i.e. severe clenching), which in turn produces trigeminal overstimulation and nociception. Through a process of sensitization this can perturb some non-trigeminal nervous areas, such as the vestibular nuclei and cerebellum (involved in equilibrium). Would you then be willing to accept the possibility that a stressed and introverted patient who clenches hard, durably or frequently may end up suffering from dizziness? If not, this book is not for you. But if you accept the scientific data and clinical facts this book will offer a concrete therapeutic protocol: the Relaxing and Moderating Treatment (RMT), which can greatly help you to familiarize yourself with and neutralize this little known deleterious spastic oral parafunction and its many disconcerting pain-causing and dysfunctional clinical effects. Prepare to be amazed by the results, just as we were!
Contents
Part I. Diagnosis -- Introduction -- Symptoms -- Objective Signs -- Stomatognathic Parafunctions -- In Conclusion -- Part II. Pathophysiology -- Introduction -- Characteristics of Periodontal Proprioception -- The Trigeminal Nerve Pathways and Their Central Projections -- Useful Physiological Reminders -- Pathophysiological -- The Behavioral Side of Clenching -- Painful Outcomes of Parafunctional Clenching -- Discomfort as the Outcome of Parafunctional Clenching -- In Conclusion -- Part III. Therapeutics -- Introduction -- The Relaxing and Moderating Treatment (RMT) -- In Conclusion -- Part IV. Medical Prospects -- Medical Prospects -- General Synthesis.
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Quality Management in ART Clinics : A Practical Guide

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

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Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Helena Argiriadou, authors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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Minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) systems have been designed in order to reduce dramatically the side-effects of conventional extracorporeal circulation while serving as a safe perfusion technique for open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. However, the low penetration of this technology in contemporary practice means that few surgical centres have accumulated sufficient experience to share it with the scientific community. Furthermore, much of the knowledge on the use of MECC s…
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Antonitsis, Polychronis
Argiriadou, Helena
Responsibility
Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Helena Argiriadou, authors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 137 p. : 75 ill., 66 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642327568
Subjects (MeSH)
Extracorporeal Circulation - instrumentation
Perfusion - methods
Treatment Outcome
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart - Surgery
Thoracic surgery
Abstract
Minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) systems have been designed in order to reduce dramatically the side-effects of conventional extracorporeal circulation while serving as a safe perfusion technique for open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. However, the low penetration of this technology in contemporary practice means that few surgical centres have accumulated sufficient experience to share it with the scientific community. Furthermore, much of the knowledge on the use of MECC systems in cardiac surgery is widely dispersed in the literature. This book aims to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of MECC, offering practical advice on how to use MECC systems for those new to the field as well as tips, pitfalls, results, and latest developments. It also offers a systematic review of all published studies on a variety of MECC systems. The book will enable physicians to gain a better understanding of these new systems as well as to understand the rationale for their use in cardiac surgery. MECC requires a multidisciplinary approach, and this book will serve as an essential reference for all health care professionals working in the cardiac surgical operating room, in particular cardiothoracic surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and perfusionists.
Contents
Introduction -- Pathophysiology Of Cardiopulmonary Bypass -- MECC Equipment -- Perfusion Principles -- Surgical Considerations -- Anaesthetic Management -- Clinical Outcome: MECC Vs. CECC And OPCAB -- MECC In Valve Surgery -- MECC In Non-Coronary And Non-Valve Procedures -- Future Perspectives -- MECC - The Perfusionist's Point Of View. -- One Decade MECC: From A Pioneering To Standard Procedure -- Epilogue -- Erratum -- Glossary -- Index.
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Practical transfusion medicine

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edited by Michael F. Murphy, Derwood H. Pamphilon, Nancy M. Heddle. (4th ed.) --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell , c2013.
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The pace of change in transfusion medicine is relentless, with new scientific and technological developments. In addition, efforts are continuing to improve clinical transfusion practice and avoid the use of blood wherever possible. This fourth edition continues to be a concise and comprehensive guide to transfusion medicine. It has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The scope of the book has been broadened by including more international authors and a new co-editor, Professor Nan…
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Pamphilon, Derwood H
Heddle, Nancy M
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edited by Michael F. Murphy, Derwood H. Pamphilon, Nancy M. Heddle
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (549 p.)
ISBN
9781118520086 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Preservation
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood - Transfusion
Blood - Collection and preservation
Cross infection - Prevention
Blood Transfusion
Blood Grouping and Crossmatching
Blood Preservation
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Abstract
The pace of change in transfusion medicine is relentless, with new scientific and technological developments. In addition, efforts are continuing to improve clinical transfusion practice and avoid the use of blood wherever possible. This fourth edition continues to be a concise and comprehensive guide to transfusion medicine. It has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The scope of the book has been broadened by including more international authors and a new co-editor, Professor Nancy Heddle, an expert in evidence-based transfusion medicine. This book is ideal for trainee/resident haematologists revising for examinations and as a reference source for clinical and scientific staff working in the field of transfusion medicine.
Contents
Pt. 1. Basic principles of immunohaematology -- pt. 2. Complications of transfusions -- pt. 3. Practice in blood centres and hospitals -- pt. 4. Clinical transfusion practice -- pt. 5. Alternatives to transfusion -- pt. 6. Cellular and tissue therapy and organ transplantation -- pt. 7. Development of the evidence base for transfusion.
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