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Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) in your diet

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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You may need to take medium chain triglycerides (MCT) if your body has trouble digesting or absorbing regular fat in food. This pamphlet explains how to use MCT oil and gives MCT recipes. Information about how to order MCT oil is also included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dietary Fats
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet therapy
Fat
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
You may need to take medium chain triglycerides (MCT) if your body has trouble digesting or absorbing regular fat in food. This pamphlet explains how to use MCT oil and gives MCT recipes. Information about how to order MCT oil is also included.
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Nutrition and Food Services
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Fetal Morph Functional Diagnosis

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Hideaki Masuzaki, editor. --Singapore: Springer , c2021.
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This book explores the recent clinical and research findings in the field of prenatal screening and diagnosis. It presents new devices and tests such as real-time 3D ultrasound, ultrafast fetal MRI, and next-generation sequencing and discusses genetic counseling and fetal therapy. Written by pioneering scientists, the book is divided into six themed parts: ultrasound examination, genetic tests, genetic disorders, chromosomal diseases, genetic counseling, and techniques, presenting carefully pre…
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Masuzaki, Hideaki
Responsibility
Hideaki Masuzaki, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 354 p.) : 108 illus., 60 illus. in color
Series Title
Comprehensive gynecology and obstetrics
ISBN
9789811581717
9789811581700 (Print ed.)
9789811581724 (Print ed.)
9789811581731 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2364-1932
Subjects (MeSH)
Chromosome Disorders
Fetus - abnormalities
Genetic Counseling
Prenatal Diagnosis - methods
Specialty
Embryology
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This book explores the recent clinical and research findings in the field of prenatal screening and diagnosis. It presents new devices and tests such as real-time 3D ultrasound, ultrafast fetal MRI, and next-generation sequencing and discusses genetic counseling and fetal therapy. Written by pioneering scientists, the book is divided into six themed parts: ultrasound examination, genetic tests, genetic disorders, chromosomal diseases, genetic counseling, and techniques, presenting carefully prepared original data.This thought-provoking, instructive and informative book is intended for geneticists, obstetricians, pediatricians, genetic counselors and nurses. Although the incidence of congenital abnormalities such as structural, chromosomal and genetic disorders is very low, it is important to have accurate information on their incidence and likely outcome, and on the screening and diagnosis of congenital abnormalities during pregnancy care. This book provides valuable insights into prenatal screening, genetic counseling and fetal diagnosis.
Contents
Part I. Ultrasound Examination -- 1. Ultrasonic Screening -- 2. Abnormal Findings in Ultrasound Examination -- 3. Fetal MRI -- Part II. Genetic Tests -- 4. Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy -- 5. Diagnostic Tests (Invasive Procedures) -- Part III. Genetic Disorders -- 6. Mendelian Disease -- 7. Neuroimaging and Genetics in Brain Maldevelopment -- 8. Muscular Dystrophy -- 9. Skeletal Dysplasia 10. Genitourinary Tract Abnormalities -- 11. Genomic Imprinting Disorders (Including Mesenchymal Placental Dysplasia) -- 12. Genetics in Multiple Gestation -- 13. Fetal Therapy -- Part IV. Chromosomal Diseases -- 14. General Remarks About Autosomal Diseases -- 15. Sex Chromosome-Linked Diseases -- Part V. Genetic Counseling -- 16. Fetal Anomaly and Genetic Counseling -- 17. Soft Marker Test (NT, Nasal Bone, Etc.) and Genetic Counseling -- 18. Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Genetic Counseling -- 19. Trisomy and Genetic Counseling -- 20. Sex Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling -- 21. Genetic Counseling: Chromosomal Structural Rearrangements -- 22. Gene Disorders and Genetic Counseling -- Part VI. Technical -- 23. G-Banding: Fetal Chromosome Analysis by Using Chromosome Banding Techniques -- 24. FISH -- 25. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) -- 26. Microarray and Next Generation Sequencing -- 27. How to Obtain Certifications and Licenses for Prenatal Diagnosis.
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Clinical Scenarios in Reconstructive Microsurgery : Strategy and Operative Techniques.

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[edited by] Andreas Gravvanis, Despoina D. Kakagia, Venkat Ramakrishnan. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book presents more than 120 cases covering all areas of reconstructive surgery. Divided into six parts (Head/Neck, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Trunk, Breast and Lymphedema), it guides the reader through the difficult path of problem diagnosis, analysis and decision-making, presenting concrete steps and techniques for the successful management of patients with specific reconstructive needs. Each full-color case starts with a patient profile and continues with the diagnosis, key decisi…
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Gravvanis, Andreas
Kakagia, Despoina D.
Ramakrishnan, Venkat
Responsibility
[edited by] Andreas Gravvanis, Despoina D. Kakagia, Venkat Ramakrishnan
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319941912
Subjects (MeSH)
Microsurgery - methods
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Surgery, Plastic - methods
Specialty
Surgery, Plastic
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
This book presents more than 120 cases covering all areas of reconstructive surgery. Divided into six parts (Head/Neck, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Trunk, Breast and Lymphedema), it guides the reader through the difficult path of problem diagnosis, analysis and decision-making, presenting concrete steps and techniques for the successful management of patients with specific reconstructive needs. Each full-color case starts with a patient profile and continues with the diagnosis, key decisions, treatment plan, surgical procedure(s) and technical steps, postoperative management, outcome and case conclusion. Further, each case includes a discussion of pros and cons, comments, learning points and suggestions for further reading. This book will be useful for all surgeons actively involved or interested in Reconstructive Microsurgery, especially Senior Residents and Fellows in Plastic, Head and Neck, Breast Surgery and Orthopedics.
Contents
Combined Osteodistraction and Free “Mini Wraparound” Great Toe Flap for Thumb Reconstruction After Amputation at the Metacarpophalangeal Level -- Complex Thumb Reconstruction Using Free Chain-Linked “Mini Wraparound” Great Toe and Dorsalis Pedis Flaps -- Ear Reconstruction Using Microvascular Techniques -- Ear Replantation -- First Toe-to-Hand Transfer and the Forearm Radial Flap as Chain-Linked Flaps for Thumb Reconstruction After Amputation -- Serratus Anterior-Rib Flap for the Reconstruction of Complex Defects Involving the First Metacarpal -- Submental Lymph Node Transfer to the Lower Extremity -- Supermicrosurgical Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis (LVA) for Early-Stage (Stage 1–2) Extremity Lymphedema -- Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunion Using the Free Corticocancellous Lateral Femoral Condyle Bone Flap.
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e-Book
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Spinal Anatomy : Modern Concepts

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Jean Marc Vital, Derek Thomas Cawley, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This richly illustrated and comprehensive book covers a broad range of normal and pathologic conditions of the vertebral column, from its embryology to its development, its pathology, its dynamism and its degeneration. The dynamic anatomy of the living subject is viewed using the latest technologies, opening new perspectives to elucidate the pathology of the spine and improve spinal surgery. The respective chapters review in depth all sections of the vertebral column and offer new insights, e.g…
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Vital, Jean Marc
Cawley, Derek Thomas
Responsibility
Jean Marc Vital, Derek Thomas Cawley, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 520 p.) : 621 illus., 527 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030209254
9783030209247 (Print ed.)
9783030209261 (Print ed.)
9783030209278 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomechanical Phenomena
Spine - anatomy & histology
Spine - physiopathology
Specialty
Anatomy
Orthopedics
Abstract
This richly illustrated and comprehensive book covers a broad range of normal and pathologic conditions of the vertebral column, from its embryology to its development, its pathology, its dynamism and its degeneration. The dynamic anatomy of the living subject is viewed using the latest technologies, opening new perspectives to elucidate the pathology of the spine and improve spinal surgery. The respective chapters review in depth all sections of the vertebral column and offer new insights, e.g. the 3D study of vertebral movements using the “EOS system,” which makes it possible to define an equilibrium of posture and its limits. New histological and chemical findings on the intervertebral disc, as well as detailed descriptions of the aponeuroses and fasciae, are also provided. Bringing together the experience of several experts from the well-known French school, this book offers a valuable companion for skilled experts and postgraduate students in various fields: orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiotherapy, rheumatology, musculoskeletal therapy, rehabilitation, and kinesiology.
Contents
Part I. Phylogenesis and Ontogenesis -- Comparative Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton of Vertebrates -- Embryology of the Vertebral Column -- The Growing Spine -- The Growth Cartilages of the Spine and Pelvic Vertebra -- Morphologic and Functional Evolution of the Aging Spine -- Part II. Postural Anatomy -- The Standing Position: Its Principles and Spinopelvic Relations -- The Reserve of Hip Extension and Its Relationship with the Spine -- The EOS System: Overall Assessment of Balance of the Vertebral Column and Its Movements -- Part III. Descriptive Anatomy -- The Cranial Vertebra -- Surgical Anatomy of the Vertebral Pedicle -- Sacrum Anatomy: New Concepts -- The Pelvic Vertebra, the Cephalic Vertebra and the Concept of the Chain of Balance -- The Cranial and Pelvic “Vertebrae” Are They Real Vertebrae? -- The Intervertebral Disc -- Anatomy of the Thoraco-Lumbar Facet Joint -- The Spinal Ligaments -- Sacroiliac Joints -- The Normal and Pathological Spinal Muscle -- Configuration of the Posterior Lumbar Muscles: Study of Lumbosacral Malformations and the Extraforaminal Approach (ELIF) -- Vertebral Column: Muscles, Aponeurosis, and Fascia -- Functional Anatomy of the Erector Spinae: Review -- Connective Tissues of the Posterior Aspect of the Trunk -- The Spinal Canal -- The Spinal Cord -- Spinal Nerves (Innervation of the Spine) -- Anatomy of the Spinal Meninges -- Intrinsic Innervation of the Spine -- Spinal Vascularization -- Part IV. Functional Anatomy -- Systemic Approach to the Functioning of the Spine -- Kinematics of the Spine -- Spinal Balance -- Biomechanics and Spinal Modelling -- Anatomy Is a Living Language.
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Thierry J. Molina, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book covers the complete filed of hematopathology - from Acute Leukaemia to the WHO classification. The alphabetically arranged entries, each of which provides a detailed description of a specific pathological disease pattern, allow readers to quickly and easily find the information they need.
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Molina, Thierry J.
Responsibility
Thierry J. Molina, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 505 pages) : illustrations
Series Title
Encyclopedia of pathology
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319953090
9783319953083 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2366-6269
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Diseases - pathology
Specialty
Hematology
Pathology
Abstract
This book covers the complete filed of hematopathology - from Acute Leukaemia to the WHO classification. The alphabetically arranged entries, each of which provides a detailed description of a specific pathological disease pattern, allow readers to quickly and easily find the information they need.
Contents
Acute Leukaemia, Ambiguous Lineage -- Acute Leukaemia, Myeloid -- Adult T-Cell Leukaemia/Lymphoma -- Anaemia -- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma -- Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma -- Aplastic Anemia -- Autoimmuni Haemolytic Anemia -- B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma -- B-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia -- Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Neoplasm -- Blood -- Bone Marrow -- Burkitt Lymphoma -- Castleman Disease -- Cat Scratch Lymphadenitis -- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia -- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia -- Dendritic Cell Neoplasms -- Dermatopathic Lymhpadenitis -- Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma -- Enteropathy-Associated T-Cell Lymphoma -- Eosinophilia -- Erythrocytosis -- Essential Thrombocythemia -- Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma -- Extranodal NK/T Cell Lymphoma, Nasal Type -- Follicular Lymphoid Hyperplasia -- Follicular Lymphoma -- Granulomatous Lymphadenitis -- Hairy Cell Leukaemia -- Heavy Chain Diseases -- Hemophagocytic Syndrome -- Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma -- HHV8-Associated Lymphoid Disorders -- Histiocytic Neoplasma -- HIV-Associated Lymphoid Disorders -- Hodgkin Lymphoma, Classical -- Hodgkin Lymphoma, Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant -- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura -- Immunodeficiency-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders -- Inflammatory Pseudotumor -- Kikuchi-Fujimoto Lymphadenitis -- Kimura's Disease -- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis -- Leukoerythroblastosis -- Littoral Cell Angioma -- Lymph Node -- Lymph Node Hamartoma -- Lymphadenitis -- Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma -- Lymphoma Classification -- Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma -- Mantle Cell Lymphoma -- Mastocytosis -- Monoclonal Gammopathy of Uncertain Significance -- Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue -- Myelodysplastic Syndromes -- Myeloid Sarcoma -- Myeloproliferative Neoplasms -- Neutropenia -- Neutrophilia -- Nodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma -- Pancytopenia -- Panniculits T-Cell Lymphoma -- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria -- Peliosis, Spleen -- Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma -- Plasma Cell Myeloma -- Plasmablastic Lymphoma -- Polycythemia Vera -- Primary Effusion Lymphoma -- Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma -- Primary Myelofibrosis -- Rosai-Dorfman-Destombes Disease -- Sea-Blue Histiocytosis -- Sinus Histiocytosis -- Spleen -- Spleen, Hamartoma -- Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma -- T-cell and NK Cell Mature Neoplasms -- T-cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukaemia -- T-cell/Histiocyte Rich Large B-Cell Lymphoma -- Therapy-Associated Myeloid Neoplasm -- Thrombocytopenia -- Thrombocytosis -- Toxoplasma Lymphadenitis -- WHO Classification.
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Herbal Medicine in India : Indigenous Knowledge, Practice, Innovation and its Value

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Saikat Sen, Raja Chakraborty, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe. These include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of…
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Sen, Saikat
Chakraborty, Raja
Responsibility
Saikat Sen, Raja Chakraborty, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 620 p.) : 137 illus., 92 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811372483
9789811372476 (Print ed.)
9789811372490 (Print ed.)
9789811372506 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethnopharmacology
Medicine, Traditional
Plants, Medicinal
Pharmacognosy
Phytotherapy - methods
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India
Specialty
Pharmacology
Abstract
This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe. These include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of medicine are at risk of being lost. The book also explores the role of traditional medicine in providing new functional leads and modern approaches that can offer elegant strategies for facilitating the drug discovery process. The book also provides in-depth information on various traditional medicinal systems in India and discusses their medical importance. India has a very long history of safely using many herbal drugs. Folk medicine is also a key source of medical knowledge and plays a vital role in maintaining health in rural and remote areas. Despite its importance, this form of medicine largely remains under-investigated. Out of all the traditional medicinal systems used worldwide, Indian traditional medicine holds a unique position, as it has continued to deliver healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent since ancient times. In addition, traditional medicine has been used to derive advanced techniques and investigate many modern drugs. Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists and researchers exploring traditional and herbal medicine, as well as graduate students in courses on traditional medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy.
Contents
Part I. Traditional Medicinal Systems and Herbal Medicine in India -- 1. Globalisation of Ayurveda: Importance of Scientific Evidence Base -- 2. Siddha, an Indigenous Medical System of Peninsular India -- 3. Rejuvenation of Interests in Herbal Remedies as Elixir of Life -- 4. An Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by Ethnic People of Thoubal and Kakching District, Manipur, India -- 5. Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Against Alzheimer’s Disease -- 6. Integrating Indigenous Systems of Medicines in the Healthcare System in India: Need and Way Forward -- 7. Home Herbal Garden for Promotion of Herbal Health Care System in Tripura -- 8. Cultivation of Medicinal Plants: Special Reference to Important Medicinal Plants of India -- Part II. Plants for Better Future (Therapeutic & Pharmaceutical Consideration) -- 9. Preclinical and Clinical Trials of Indian Medicinal Plants in Disease Control -- 10. Plant Latex: A Rich Source of Haemostatic Proteases -- 11. Antidiabetic Activity of Indian Medicinal Plants -- 12. Novel Drug Delivery System in Phytochemicals: Modern Era of Ancient Science -- 13. Plant Derived Polysaccharides as Pharmaceutical Excipients: An Overview -- 14. Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles Using Herbal Extract -- 15. Sassurea lappa: A Scientific Review -- 16. Agarwood: Medicinal Side of the Fragrant Plant -- 17. Processing and Potential Health Benefits of Betel Leaf (Piper betle L.) -- Part III. Phytochemicals & Drug Discovery -- 18. Spatio-Temporal Imaging and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Analysis: New Avenues in Herbal Drug Discovery and Plant Metabolomics -- 19. Drugs from Our Ancestors: Tradition to Innovation -- 20. Phytochemical Analysis of Herbal Teas and Their Potential Health, and Food Safety Benefits: A Review -- 21. Extraction, Isolation, and Quantitative Determination of Flavonoids by HPLC -- 22. HPTLC Fingerprint in Herbal Drug Formulations -- 23. Drug Discovery and Herbal Drug Development: A Special Focus on the Anti-diarrheal Plants of Bangladesh -- 24. Diversity of Antimutagenic Phytocompounds from Indian Medicinal Plants -- 25. Health Benefits of Octacosanol and Other Long-Chain Aliphatic Fatty Alcohols from Plants -- 26. Folk Medicine of North East India and Drug Discovery: Way to Look Forward -- Part IV. Herbal Nutraceuticals and Today’s Life -- 27. Wild Edible Fruits of Northeast India: Medicinal Values and Traditional Practices -- 28. Fruits of Indian Subcontinent and Their Health Benefits -- 29. Emerging Roles of Nutraceuticals from Selected Fermented Foods in Lifestyle-Related Disease Prevention -- 30. Food Grains of India: A Brief Note on Their Therapeutic Potential -- 31. Medicinal Aspect of Mushrooms: A View Point -- 32. Study on Nutraceuticals of a Certain Ethnomedicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh, India -- Part V. Herbal Medicine: Validation, Quality Control & IPR Issues -- 33. Herb-Drug Interactions: Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions and Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines -- 34. Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine -- 35. Scientific Validation of Aristas -- 36. Challenges and Opportunities in Standardization of Homeopathic Drugs and Dilutions -- 37. Translation of Traditional Knowledge from Lab to Layman from Herbal Sources -- 38. Role of Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in Preservation and Protection of Indigenous Medicinal Knowledge of India.
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Disruptive Innovation through Digital Transformation : Multi-Sided Platforms of E-Health in China

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Xue Han, Yuanyuan Wu, Jie Zheng. --Singapore: Springer ; Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press , c2020.
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The book addresses the prevalent digital transformation and focuses on its significant disruption in healthcare. In light of the distinctive characteristics and evolution of the Chinese healthcare industry, private multi-sided platform (MSP) companies emerge to offer novel values and explore the industry value chain. Drawing on the management and economics literature of MSPs, this book examines the selected Chinese MSPs and compares them with the counterpart MSPs in the U.S. This analysis highl…
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Han, Xue
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Wu, Yuanyuan
Zheng, Jie
Responsibility
Xue Han, Yuanyuan Wu, Jie Zheng.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer ; Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 108 p.) : 16 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811539442
9789811539435 (Print ed.)
9789811539459 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Sector - trends
Health Policy
National Health Programs
Telemedicine
Other Subjects
China
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
The book addresses the prevalent digital transformation and focuses on its significant disruption in healthcare. In light of the distinctive characteristics and evolution of the Chinese healthcare industry, private multi-sided platform (MSP) companies emerge to offer novel values and explore the industry value chain. Drawing on the management and economics literature of MSPs, this book examines the selected Chinese MSPs and compares them with the counterpart MSPs in the U.S. This analysis highlights how the unfolding healthcare disruption is valuable for both scholars and practitioners to understand the trends and to take effective actions. “Disruptive Innovation through Digital Transformation: Multi-Sided Platforms of E-Health in China” provides readers in the developing and developed countries with insights on how to approach the current multi-sided platform and to resolve the current problems to better serve customers and patients in the healthcare market.
Contents
1. Demands for Healthcare Industry Changes Provide the Soil for Digital Transformation -- 2. Digital Transformation, Multi-sided Platforms, and Analytical Framework -- 3. Distinctive Characteristics of the Chinese Healthcare Industry -- 4. Emerging E-Health MSPs in China -- 5. Pair Comparison Between Chinese MSPs and American MSPs -- 6. Patient Engagement in Healthcare Industry Digital Transformation -- 7. Conclusions and Future Research.
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Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury : Evidence, Tricks, and Pitfalls

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Terje Sundstrøm, Per-Olof Grände, Teemu Luoto, Christina Rosenlund, Johan Undén, Knut Gustav Wester, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This comprehensively updated second edition features major revisions, 24 new chapters and more than 40 new authors, reflecting both the advances and key challenges within the field. Offering a systematic guide to the management of children and adults with severe traumatic brain injury throughout the entire chain of care, it includes evidence-based recommendations for each diagnostic and therapeutic measure, together with tips, tricks and pitfalls. The authors are all highly experienced clinicia…
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Sundstrøm, Terje
Grände, Per-Olof
Luoto, Teemu
Rosenlund, Christina
Undén, Johan
Wester, Knut Gustav
Responsibility
Terje Sundstrøm, Per-Olof Grände, Teemu Luoto, Christina Rosenlund, Johan Undén, Knut Gustav Wester, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 689 p.) : 83 illus., 38 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030393830
9783030393823 (Print ed.)
9783030393847 (Print ed.)
9783030393854 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries, Traumatic - therapy
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Traumatology
Abstract
This comprehensively updated second edition features major revisions, 24 new chapters and more than 40 new authors, reflecting both the advances and key challenges within the field. Offering a systematic guide to the management of children and adults with severe traumatic brain injury throughout the entire chain of care, it includes evidence-based recommendations for each diagnostic and therapeutic measure, together with tips, tricks and pitfalls. The authors are all highly experienced clinicians and researchers who work with neurotrauma patients on a daily basis, and the editors represent the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee. The book helps professionals provide more systematic and higher-quality care in prehospital settings, primary hospitals, neurosurgical departments, neurointensive care units, and rehabilitation facilities. It is intended for all healthcare personnel involved in the multidisciplinary management of patients with head injuries, especially those in emergency care, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, radiology, and rehabilitation.
Contents
Part I. Traumatic brain injury as a public health problem -- Epidemiological aspects -- Challenges in low- and middle income countries -- Challenges in the elderly -- Challenges in children -- Biomechanics and prevention -- Part II. Classification and assessment -- Pathophysiology of severe traumatic brain injury -- Classification of head injury -- Primary clinical assessment -- Part III. Prehospital management -- Prehospital guidelines -- What the neurosurgeon and the trauma team want to know: what, who, when, and where? -- Transportation -- Part IV. Admission, diagnostics and planning -- The trauma team concept -- Trauma protocol (ABCDE) -- Hospital response to mass casualty incidents -- Cervical spine injury -- Blast-induced injury -- Radiological evaluation of head trauma -- Radiological evaluation of cervical spine trauma -- Blood samples -- To treat or not to treat in the acute setting (withholding) and withdrawal of treatment -- Potential organ donor: organ donor management -- Ethical aspects and communication -- Part V. Acute surgical treatment -- Basic trauma craniotomy -- Surgical management of traumatic intracranial haematomas -- Surgical management of penetrating brain injuries -- Decompressive craniectomy -- Skull fractures -- Vessel injuries -- Insertion of intracranial monitoring devices -- Maxillofacial fractures -- Considerations in patients with concomitant cervical spine injuries -- Soft tissue injuries -- Surgery outside neurosurgical units -- Planning of cranial and extracranial surgery in multitraumatised patients -- Part VI. Perioperative anaesthesia -- Choice of anaesthesia, drugs and medications -- Blood pressure, CO2 and oxygen saturation -- Intracranial pressure reduction -- Part VII. Monitoring in neurointensive care Secondary clinical assessment -- A wake-up test in the neurointensive care management of patients with severe TBI: pros and cons -- Intracranial pressure (ICP):Theoretical and practical aspects -- Brain tissue oxygen monitoring -- Monitoring microdialysis -- Jugular bulb measurements (SJVO2) -- Cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral metabolic rate (CMR) -- Transcranial Doppler (TCD) -- Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) or cerebral oximetry -- Clinical Neurophysiology: Evoked Potentials -- Clinical Neurophysiology: Continous EEG Monitoring -- Imaging of severe traumatic brain injury in the neurointensive care unit -- Serum protein biomarkers in the management of severe traumatic brain injury -- Cardiopulmonary aspects -- Renal aspects -- Neuroendocrine aspects -- Part VIII. Treatment in neurointensive care -- Guidelines for treatment of patients with severe traumatic brain injury -- The Lund therapy: a physiological approach -- Pharmacological neuroprotection -- Subacute surgery in neurointensive care -- Management of extracranial injuries -- CSF Drainage -- Hyperventilation -- Osmotherapy -- Barbiturates for ICP management -- Management of fluid and electrolyte disturbances -- Sedation: including pain treatment and withdrawal symptoms -- Nutrition -- Management of CNS-related infection -- Management of extracranial infections -- Temperature management -- Seizures -- Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity -- Prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism -- Coagulopathy (bleeding tendency) -- Corticosteroids -- Management of acute psychiatric problems -- Part IX. Rehabilitation and follow-up -- Rehabilitation after severe TBI -- Long-term follow-up -- Part X. Outcome and prognosis -- General overview -- Somatic consequences -- Neuropsychiatric consequences -- Neuropsychological perspectives -- Neurosurgical challenges -- Minimally conscious and vegetative state -- Specific peadiatric concerns -- Socioeconomic consequences -- Subacute MR Imaging: Traumatic axonal injury, brain stem lesions and prognostic factors -- Neurodegeneration and dementia -- Part XI. Research in severe TBI -- The neurointensive care unit as a platform for advanced clinical research -- Current state-of-the-art in neurotrauma research.
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Uremic Toxins and Organ Failure

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Hideyuki Saito, Takaaki Abe, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book describes the latest research on the gut-kidney axis of ureic solutes; the toxico-pathological mechanisms of uremic toxin-induced organ failure, including kidney and cardiovascular tissue; and the preventive therapeutic strategies for uremia and related organ failure associated with kidney injuries and diseases. Retained uremic toxins cause a variety of symptoms, such as hypertension, fatigue, renal anemia, osteoporosis and neurologic impairment, which are apparent in chronic kidney d…
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Saito, Hideyuki
Abe, Takaaki
Responsibility
Hideyuki Saito, Takaaki Abe, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 180 p.) : 39 illus., 22 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811577932
9789811577925 (Print ed.)
9789811577949 (Print ed.)
9789811577956 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Failure, Chronic - complications
Multiple Organ Failure - physiopathology
Toxins, Biological - metabolism
Uremia - metabolism
Specialty
Biochemistry
Toxicology
Abstract
This book describes the latest research on the gut-kidney axis of ureic solutes; the toxico-pathological mechanisms of uremic toxin-induced organ failure, including kidney and cardiovascular tissue; and the preventive therapeutic strategies for uremia and related organ failure associated with kidney injuries and diseases. Retained uremic toxins cause a variety of symptoms, such as hypertension, fatigue, renal anemia, osteoporosis and neurologic impairment, which are apparent in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The human gastrointestinal tract contains trillions of microorganisms, referred to as gut microbiota, which support the host metabolism by producing nutrients, such as vitamins and short-chain fatty acids. However, they also produce various harmful uremic toxins that show renal and cardiovascular toxicity, and correlate with an increased mortality in CKD patients. The composition and balance of gut microbiota are associated with the accumulation of uremic toxins and the pathophysiology of CKD, and as such are being considered for a novel therapeutic strategy.
Contents
1. Overview of Uremic Toxins -- 2. Review: Uremic toxins and gut microbiome -- 3. Gut microbiota and systemic uremic solute accumulation -- 4. Uremic toxin-related systemic disorders -- 5. Uremic toxins and cardiovascular disease -- 6. Indoxyl sulfate and arteriosclerosis -- 7. Uremic toxicity and bone in CKD -- 8. D-serine as a novel uremic toxin -- 9. Uremic solutes and sarcopenia -- 10. Toxico-pathological role of hepatic sulfotransferase (SULT) 1A1 in acute kidney injuries -- 11. Accumulation of uremic toxins in systemic organs and the effect of AST-120.
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Glomerulonephritis

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Howard Trachtman, Leal C. Herlitz, Edgar V. Lerma, Jonathan J. Hogan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This Handbook serves as a convenient, state-of-the-art and comprehensive resource on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of glomerular diseases. Clinical approaches, modalities and challenges are provided, along with new developments since the publication of Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO): Glomerulonephritis. Chapters dedicated to glomerular diseases mirror the current classification schemes used by Nephrologists and Pathologists and will include definition and natural …
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Herlitz, Leal C.
Lerma, Edgar V.
Hogan, Jonathan J.
Responsibility
Howard Trachtman, Leal C. Herlitz, Edgar V. Lerma, Jonathan J. Hogan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 888 p.) : 159 illus., 120 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319493794
9783319493787 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Glomerulonephritis
Specialty
Nephrology
Notes
"eReference".
Abstract
This Handbook serves as a convenient, state-of-the-art and comprehensive resource on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of glomerular diseases. Clinical approaches, modalities and challenges are provided, along with new developments since the publication of Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO): Glomerulonephritis. Chapters dedicated to glomerular diseases mirror the current classification schemes used by Nephrologists and Pathologists and will include definition and natural history, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, pathology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment (algorithms when appropriate), prognosis and future prospects and current direction of research. Contributing authors consist of internationally renowned glomerulonephritis experts, renal pathologists and clinical nephrologists who are engaged in the management of glomerular diseases in clinical pediatric and internal medicine practices. Glomerulonephritis fills a considerable knowledge gap for general nephrologists, providers involved with the care of patients with glomerular diseases, and researchers. It should also be of value to medical students, interns, residents and fellows, as well as all clinicians engaged in medical education.
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1. Approach to Renal Biopsy -- 2. Mechanisms of Glomerular Disease -- 3. Diagnostic Testing in Glomerular Disease -- 4. Histopathology of Glomerular Diseases -- 5. Overview of the Current Approach to Glomerular Disease Classification -- 6. Integration with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) -- 7. Minimal Change Disease in Adults -- 8. Minimal Change Disease, Pediatric -- 9. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Adult -- 10. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Pediatric -- 11. Alport Syndrome and Other Collagen Disorders -- 12. Other Genetic Glomerular Disorders -- 13. Lupus Nephritis (Including Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), Adult -- 14. Lupus Nephritis (Including Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), Pediatric -- 15. PLA2R- and THSD7A-Associated Primary Membranous Nephropathy -- 16. ANCA-Associated Vasculitis, Adult -- 17. ANCA-Associated Vasculitis, Pediatric -- 18. Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Disease -- 19. IgA Nephropathy: Clinical Features, Pathogenesis, and Treatment - 20. IgA Nephropathy and Henoch Schönlein Nephritis, Pediatric -- 21. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis, Adult -- 22. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis, Type 1, Pediatric -- 23. Secondary Membranous Glomerulonephritis -- 2.4 Infection-Associated Glomerulonephritis -- 25. Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis -- 26. Mixed Cryoglobulinemia -- 27. Idiopathic Immune Complex Glomerulonephritis -- 28. Glomerular Diseases Associated with Hepatitis B and C Infection, Adult -- 29. Glomerular Diseases Associated with Hepatitis B and C Infection, Pediatric -- 30. HIVAN, Adult -- 31. HIVAN, Pediatric -- 32. Glomerulonephritis Secondary to Non-streptococcal Infections -- 33. Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis and the Kidney -- 34. Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits -- 35. Immunotactoid Glomerulopathy -- 36. Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia -- 37. Cryoglobulinemic Glomerulonephritis, Type I -- 38. Light Chain Deposition Disease -- 39. Myeloma Associated Glomerular Disease -- 40. C3 Glomerulopathy -- 41. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome -- 42. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Genetic -- 4.3 Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Genetic and Secondary -- 44. Glomerular Diseases Associated with Malignancies -- 45. Medication-Associated Glomerular Disease -- 46. Glomerular Disease Associated with Rheumatic Diseases Other than SLE -- 47. Glomerular Disease After Kidney Transplantation -- 48. Glomerular Diseases in Pregnancy -- 49. Lipoprotein Glomerulopathy, Non-AL Amyloidosis, LCAT, ING -- 50. Fibronectin Glomerulopathy -- 51. Collagenofibrotic Glomerulopathy.
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Vitamin E in Human Health

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Peter Weber, Marc Birringer, Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Jan Frank, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , 2019.
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This comprehensive volume examines the role of vitamin E as an essential micronutrient in human health and its extensive clinical benefits. Sections cover a wide breadth of topics, including vitamin E intake and recommended daily allowance, understanding the biological activities of Vitamin E and observed physiological effects, benefits of vitamin E on upper respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and intake safety. The text serves …
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Weber, Peter
Birringer, Marc
Blumberg, Jeffrey B.
Eggersdorfer, Manfred
Frank, Jan
Responsibility
Peter Weber, Marc Birringer, Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Jan Frank, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxix, 467 p.) : 103 illus., 58 illus. in color
Series
Nutrition and Health
Series Title
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9783030053154
9783030053147 (Print ed.)
9783030053161 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
alpha-Tocopherol
Micronutrients
Vitamins
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitamin E
Specialty
Nutritional Sciences
Abstract
This comprehensive volume examines the role of vitamin E as an essential micronutrient in human health and its extensive clinical benefits. Sections cover a wide breadth of topics, including vitamin E intake and recommended daily allowance, understanding the biological activities of Vitamin E and observed physiological effects, benefits of vitamin E on upper respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and intake safety. The text serves to emphasize the importance of vitamin E in relation to disease prevention as well as to raise awareness of the number of health conditions where an increased intake of vitamin E can be of potential significance. It explores vitamin E in an up-to-date, science based, applicable real-life perspective and offers pragmatic solutions for its safe and personalized use beyond the various methodological and statistical controversies. Intended for the medical and nutritional community, Vitamin E in Human Health will not only be an expansive resource for healthcare professionals, but also makes efforts to stimulate increased support for vitamin E research and further exploration of the safe and efficacious use for this essential micronutrient.
Contents
Introduction: Why (Another) Book on Vitamin E? -- Part I. Biochemistry, Metabolism and Molecular Effects of Vitamin E -- History of Vitamin E Research -- Antioxidative Activity of Vitamin E -- Bioavailability and Metabolism of Vitamin E -- Occurrence and Bioactivities of Minor Vitamin E Derivatives -- Bioactivity of Vitamin E Long-Chain Metabolites -- Gene-regulatory Activity of Vitamin E -- Metabolomic Approaches in Vitamin E Research -- The Tocopherol Transfer Protein: Regulator of Vitamin E Status -- The Role of Lipid Rafts in Mediating the Anticancer Effects of y-Tocotrienol -- Interaction between Vitamin E and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids -- Part II. A Global View on Vitamin E Intakes and Status -- The Challenge of Defining Daily Intake Recommendations: Vitamin E and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids -- Vitamin E Intake and Serum Levels in the General Population: a Global Perspective -- Vitamin E Serum Levels and the Challenge to Correct for Lipids: Accounting for the Usual Double Correction for Variance shared by Total Cholesterol and Fasting Triglycerides Reveals New Insights into the Association with the One Carbon Pathway -- Stability of Vitamin E in Foods -- Part III. Safety of Vitamin E and Interactions with Other Nutrients and Drugs -- Vitamin E and Mortality: A Critical Perspective of the Conflicting Meta-Analysis Outcomes -- Vitamin E: Drug Interactions -- Vitamin E: Interactions with Vitamin K and other Bioactive Compounds -- Part IV. Benefits of Vitamin E on Human Health and Disease -- Clinical Cardiovascular Disease Trials: The Vitamin E Case -- Haptoglobin Genotype and a Promising Pharmacogenomic Approach to Prevent Diabetic Atherothrombosis with Vitamin E Supplementation -- Vitamin E and Metabolic Syndrome -- Vitamin E in nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease -- The Role of Vitamin E in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease -- The Impact of Vitamin E Isoforms on Asthma and Allergy -- Vitamin E, Immune Function, and Protection Against Infection -- Vitamin E and Air Pollution -- The Role of Vitamin E in Pregnancy -- Part V. Public Health Implications of Vitamin E - Vitamin E and Health Care Costs: Models to Assess the Impact -- Do Consumers Care about Micronutrients? A Perspective on the Possible Role of Vitamin E in the Dietary Choices of Consumers -- Addressing Key Knowledge Gaps in Nutrition and the Impact of Funding Priorities in Human Nutrition.
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Outpatient Regenerative Medicine : Fat Injection and PRP as Minor Office-based Procedures

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Mario Goisis, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book is unique in focusing expressly on regenerative medicine in the aesthetic field. With the aid of more than 400 color pictures, it provides step-by-step descriptions of procedures that can be performed easily in the private practice. The number of people pursuing anti-aging and cosmetic procedures in order to achieve a youthful, healthy, or simply improved aspect is continually increasing. At the same time the available techniques and materials have undergone rapid innovation in terms …
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Goisis, Mario
Responsibility
Mario Goisis, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 327 p.) : 761 illus., 752 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319448947
9783319448923 (Print ed.)
9783319448930 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adipose Tissue - transplantation
Ambulatory Care
Cosmetic Techniques
Injections, Subcutaneous - methods
Platelet-Rich Plasma
Regenerative Medicine - methods
Specialty
Regenerative Medicine
Abstract
This book is unique in focusing expressly on regenerative medicine in the aesthetic field. With the aid of more than 400 color pictures, it provides step-by-step descriptions of procedures that can be performed easily in the private practice. The number of people pursuing anti-aging and cosmetic procedures in order to achieve a youthful, healthy, or simply improved aspect is continually increasing. At the same time the available techniques and materials have undergone rapid innovation in terms of both safety and quality. The practitioner no longer looks just at the correction or camouflage of an unwanted feature but rather also aims to address the aging process itself. Regenerative medicine appears to provide a unique and unlimited opportunity in this context. Autologous fat grafting, adipose-derived stem cells, and autologous platelet-rich plasma represent just some of the attractive options that can be used for volume restoration and facial rejuvenation.
Contents
Part I. General Aspects -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Fat Harvesting -- 3. Fat Harvesting Step by Step -- 4. Processing Harvested Fat -- 5. Processing Microfat Step by Step -- 6. Injection Techniques -- 7. Injection of Fat Step by Step -- 8. The Chain and the Fat Killers -- 9. Comparison of Different Techniques of Fat Grafting -- 10. Fat and Stem-Cells -- Part II. Aesthetic Medicine Step by Step -- 11. Temporal Fossa -- 12. Anatomy of the Frontal Area -- 13. Malar Area -- 14. Tear Trough Amelioration -- 15. Nasolabial Folds -- 16. Medical Microfat Rhinoplasty -- 17. The Cheek -- 18. The Lips -- 19. Chin -- 20. The Neck -- 21. Arms -- 22. Hands -- 23. Augmentation of the Pectoralis Muscle using Injections of Microfat -- 24. Breast -- 25. Gluteal Augmentation and Remodelling -- 26. Vulva -- 27. Calves -- 28. The Foot -- 29. Hair and Scalp -- 30. Combined Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine -- 31. Combination of Regenerative Medicine and Surgery: Fibrin Sealants -- 32. Regulations and Legal Implications in Outpatient Aesthetic Procedures.
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Operations research applications in health care management

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Cengiz Kahraman and Y. Ilker Topcu, editors. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer International , c2018.
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This book offers a comprehensive reference guide to operations research theory and applications in health care systems. It provides readers with all the necessary tools for solving health care problems. The respective chapters, written by prominent researchers, explain a wealth of both basic and advanced concepts of operations research for the management of operating rooms, intensive care units, supply chain, emergency medical service, human resources, lean health care, and procurement. To fost…
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Kahraman, Cengiz
Topcu, Y. Ilker
Responsibility
Cengiz Kahraman and Y. Ilker Topcu, editors
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer International
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 604 pages)
Series Vol.
262
Series Title
International series in operations research & management science
ISBN
9783319654539 (print)
9783319654553
Subjects (MeSH)
Operations Research
Health Services Administration
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Medical Informatics
Language
English
Abstract
This book offers a comprehensive reference guide to operations research theory and applications in health care systems. It provides readers with all the necessary tools for solving health care problems. The respective chapters, written by prominent researchers, explain a wealth of both basic and advanced concepts of operations research for the management of operating rooms, intensive care units, supply chain, emergency medical service, human resources, lean health care, and procurement. To foster a better understanding, the chapters include relevant examples or case studies. Taken together, they form an excellent reference guide for researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students pursuing research on health care management problems. The book presents a dynamic snapshot on the field that is expected to stimulate new directions and stimulate new ideas and developments.
Contents
Part I: Overview - 1. A Taxonomy of Operations Research Studies in Healthcare Management -- 2. A Comprehensive Survey on Healthcare Management -- Part II: Medical Units in Hospital – 3. The Real Time Management of Operating Rooms -- 4. Mixed Fuzzy Clustering for Deriving Predictive Models in Intensive Care Units -- 5. Operations Research for Occupancy Modeling at Hospital Wards and Its Integration into Practice -- Part III: Care Process: Preparedness - 6. Evaluating Healthcare System Efficiency of OECD Countries: A DEA-Based Study -- 7. Healthcare Expenditure Prediction in Turkey by Using Genetic Algorithm Based Grey Forecasting Models -- 8. The Impact of Social Networks in Developing and Managing Chronic Care Models -- Part IV: Care Process: Precaution - 9. Design and Planning of Organ Transplantation Networks -- 10. Blood Supply Chain Management and Future Research Opportunities -- 11. Vaccine Supply Management -- Part V: Care Process: Diagnosis and Prognosis - 12. OR Applications in Disease Screening -- 13. Classification of Cancer Data: Analyzing Gene Expression Data Using a Fuzzy Decision Tree Algorithm -- Part VI: Care Process: Treatment - 14. Efficiency of Diabetes Treatment -- 15. A Multiobjective Solution Method for Radiation Treatment Planning -- Part VII: Medical Issues - 16. OR Models for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Management -- 17. Health Informatics -- 18. OR Applications in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management -- 19. A Categorical DEA Framework for Evaluating Medical Tourism Efficiency of “Top Destinations” -- Part VIII: Health Care Management - 20. Healthcare Human Resource Planning -- 21. Lean Healthcare -- 22. Procurement Management in Healthcare Systems -- Index.
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Modern Bayesian Statistics in Clinical Research

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Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The current textbook has been written as a help to medical/health professionals and students for the study of modern Bayesian statistics, where posterior and prior odds have been replaced with posterior and prior likelihood distributions. Why may likelihood distributions better than normal distributions estimate uncertainties of statistical test results? Nobody knows for sure, and the use of likelihood distributions instead of normal distributions for the purpose has only just begun, but alread…
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Cleophas, Ton J.
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Zwinderman, Aeilko H.
Responsibility
Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 188 p.) : 84 illus., 38 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319927473
9783319927466 (print ed.)
9783319927480 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bayes Theorem
Biomedical Research - methods
Data Interpretation, Statistical - methods
Statistics as Topic
Specialty
Data Science
Research
Abstract
The current textbook has been written as a help to medical/health professionals and students for the study of modern Bayesian statistics, where posterior and prior odds have been replaced with posterior and prior likelihood distributions. Why may likelihood distributions better than normal distributions estimate uncertainties of statistical test results? Nobody knows for sure, and the use of likelihood distributions instead of normal distributions for the purpose has only just begun, but already everybody is trying and using them. SPSS statistical software version 25 (2017) has started to provide a combined module entitled Bayesian Statistics including almost all of the modern Bayesian tests (Bayesian t-tests, analysis of variance (anova), linear regression, crosstabs etc.). Modern Bayesian statistics is based on biological likelihoods, and may better fit clinical data than traditional tests based normal distributions do. This is the first edition to systematically imply modern Bayesian statistics in traditional clinical data analysis. This edition also demonstrates that Markov Chain Monte Carlo procedures laid out as Bayesian tests provide more robust correlation coefficients than traditional tests do. It also shows that traditional path statistics are both textually and conceptionally like Bayes theorems, and that structural equations models computed from them are the basis of multistep regressions, as used with causal Bayesian networks. .
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General Introduction to Modern Bayesian Statistics -- Traditional Bayes: Diagnostic Tests, Genetic Research, Bayes and Drug Trials -- Bayesian Tests for One Sample Continuous Data -- Bayesian Tests for One Sample Binary Data -- Bayesian Paired T-Tests -- Bayesian Unpaired T-Tests -- Bayesian Regressions -- Bayesian Analysis of Variance (Anova) -- Bayesian Loglinear Regression -- Bayesian Poisson Rate Analysis -- Bayesian Pearson Correlations -- Bayesian Statistics: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling -- Bayes and Causal Relationships -- Bayesian Network.
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Endovascular Surgery and Devices

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Zaiping Jing, Huajuan Mao, Weihui Dai, editors. --Singapore: Springer ; Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers , c2018.
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This book provides a systematic description of fundamental knowledge, application methods, and management issues about the clinical application of endovascular surgery and device. It is organized as the three parts. Part 1 introduces the development background of endovascular device and its knowledge hierarchy, and gives an overview on classification, structure, shape, and characteristics of the above device. Part 2 is based on a large number of clinical practices. It firstly summarizes the bas…
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Jing, Zaiping
Mao, Huajuan
Dai, Weihui
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Zaiping Jing, Huajuan Mao, Weihui Dai, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer ; Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 278 p.) : 261 illus., 183 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811082702
9789811082696 (print ed.)
9789811082719 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization - methods
Endoscopy - methods
Endovascular Procedures - instrumentation
Endovascular Procedures - methods
Stents
Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book provides a systematic description of fundamental knowledge, application methods, and management issues about the clinical application of endovascular surgery and device. It is organized as the three parts. Part 1 introduces the development background of endovascular device and its knowledge hierarchy, and gives an overview on classification, structure, shape, and characteristics of the above device. Part 2 is based on a large number of clinical practices. It firstly summarizes the basic operation skills and conventional methods of endovascular device, and then exemplifies the application scheme of special device for complex cases. Part 3 discusses the management theory and methods of endovascular device in clinical application, puts forward the agile supply chain management model and autonomous intelligent decision-making method of device supply and cooperation management for clinical surgery, and designs its managerial system and guides. This book provides comprehensive and professional knowledge, advanced theory, and referential methods for clinical application and management of endovascular surgery and device. It is a useful guide for the clinical practice in specialized study and professional training in endovascular surgery, and provides the methods of neuro-management and smart medical service for patients.
Contents
Part I. Basics of Endovascular Surgery and Devices -- 1. Development History of Endovascular Surgery and Devices -- 2. Conventional Endovascular Devices -- 3. Balloon Dilatation Catheter -- 4. Embolic Protection Device -- 5. Peripheral Stent -- 6. Aortic Endograft -- 7. Cardiac Aortic Valved Stent -- 8. Vena Cava Filter -- 9. Vascular Prosthesis -- 10. Other Endovascular Devices -- Part II. Application of Endovascular Surgery and Devices -- 11. Angiography -- 12. Cardiac Aortic Valve Stenosis -- 13. Arteriectasia -- 14. Artery Occlusive Diseases -- 15. Superficial Varicosis of Lower Extremity -- 16. Veno-occlusive Disease -- 17. Arteriovenous Fistula -- 18. Endovascular Operation-Related Complications and Treatment -- 19. Case Studies -- Part III. Management Over Endovascular Devices -- 20. Management Theories and Methods -- 21. Device Management -- 22. Personnel Management.
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The Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty : Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Sam Oussedik, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is structured in a way that guides the reader from prevention through to diagnosis and then treatment of infection following total knee arthroplasty, in each case providing state of the art information on available techniques and procedures. The section on the crucial preventive measures include guidance on preoperative optimization and skin preparation, antibiotic prophylaxis, and preoperative microbiological screening. All relevant aspects of diagnosis of infection are considered in…
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Rodríguez-Merchán, E. Carlos
Oussedik, Sam
Responsibility
E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Sam Oussedik, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 191 p.) : 45 illus., 38 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319667300
9783319667294 (print ed.)
9783319667317 (print ed.)
9783319883076 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee - adverse effects
Postoperative Complications
Prosthesis-Related Infections - diagnosis
Prosthesis-Related Infections - therapy
Reoperation
Specialty
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
This book is structured in a way that guides the reader from prevention through to diagnosis and then treatment of infection following total knee arthroplasty, in each case providing state of the art information on available techniques and procedures. The section on the crucial preventive measures include guidance on preoperative optimization and skin preparation, antibiotic prophylaxis, and preoperative microbiological screening. All relevant aspects of diagnosis of infection are considered in detail, and the treatment-related section includes chapters on antibiotic suppression, arthroscopic lavage, open debridement with polyethylene exchange, one- and two-stage revision arthroplasty, and knee arthrodesis as a salvage procedure. Readers will also find clear instruction on how to proceed when all attempts to eradicate infection fail. In reflecting the latest knowledge and practice in this rapidly advancing field, the book will be an asset to all who are involved in the care of these patients.
Contents
Epidemiology of the infected total knee arthroplasty: incidence, causes and the burden of disease -- Microbiological concepts of the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Preoperative optimization to prevent an infected total knee arthroplasty: Host factors -- Depilation and skin preparation to prevent an infected total knee arthroplasty -- Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infection in total knee arthroplasty -- Preoperative screening and eradication of infection -- Clinical diagnosis of the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Diagnosis by imaging of the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Serological markers of infection in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- The role of knee aspiration in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Histological diagnosis in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Intra-operative Cultures for the Suspected Total Knee Arthroplasty Infection -- Sonication of removed implants in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Antibiotic suppression in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Arthroscopic debridement of infected total knee arthroplasty -- Open debridement and polyethylene exchange (ODPE) in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- One-stage revision arthroplasty in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Two-stage revision of infected total knee arthroplasty -- Knee arthrodesis in the infected total knee arthroplasty -- Above knee amputation in the treatment of failed septic total knee arthroplasty.
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Basic and Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Histopathology and Cytology

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Pranab Dey. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides detailed information on basic and advanced laboratory techniques in histopathology and cytology. It discusses the principles of and offers clear guidance on all routine and special laboratory techniques. In addition, it covers various advanced laboratory techniques, such as immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, liquid based cytology, polymerase chain reaction, tissue microarray, and molecular technology. Further, the book includes numerous color illustrations, tables and boxes…
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Dey, Pranab
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Pranab Dey
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 275 p.) : 174 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811082528
9789811082511 (print ed.)
9789811082535 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Cytological Techniques
Histological Techniques
Specialty
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Abstract
This book provides detailed information on basic and advanced laboratory techniques in histopathology and cytology. It discusses the principles of and offers clear guidance on all routine and special laboratory techniques. In addition, it covers various advanced laboratory techniques, such as immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, liquid based cytology, polymerase chain reaction, tissue microarray, and molecular technology. Further, the book includes numerous color illustrations, tables and boxes to familiarize the reader with the work of a pathology laboratory. The book is mainly intended for postgraduate students and fellows in pathology as well as practicing pathologists. The book is also relevant for all the laboratory technicians and students of laboratory technology.
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Part I. Basic Laboratory Techniques in Histopathology Laboratory -- 1. Fixation of Histology Samples: Principles, Methods and Types of Fixatives -- 2. Processing of Tissue in Histopathology Laboratory-- 3. Embedding of Tissue in Histopathology -- 4. Decalcification of Bony and Hard Tissue for Histopathology Processing -- 5. Tissue Microtomy: Principle and Procedure -- 6. Frozen Section: Principle and Procedure -- 7. Staining Principle and General Procedure of Staining of the Tissue -- 8. Haematoxylin and Eosin Stain of the Tissue Section -- 9. Special Stains for the Carbohydrate, Protein, Lipid, Nucleic Acid and Pigments -- 10. Connective Tissue Stain: Principle and Procedure -- 11. Amyloid Staining -- 12. Stains for the Microbial Organisms -- Part II. Basic Laboratory Techniques in Cytology Laboratory -- 13. Cytology Sample Procurement, Fixation and Processing -- 14. Routine Staining in Cytology Laboratory -- Part III. Advanced Techniques in Histology and Cytology Laboratories -- 16. Immunocytochemistry in Histology and Cytology -- 17. Flow Cytometry: Basic Principles, Procedure and Applications in Pathology -- 18. Digital Image Analysis and Virtual Microscopy in Pathology -- 19. Liquid-Based Cytology and Automated Screening Devices in Cytology Sample -- 20. Polymerase Chain Reaction: Principle, Technique and Applications in Pathology -- 21. Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization Techniques in Pathology: Principle, Technique and Applications -- 22. Tissue Microarray in Pathology: Principal, Technique and Applications -- 23. Sanger Sequencing and Next-Generation Gene Sequencing: Basic Principles and Applications in Pathology -- Part IV. Microscopy, Quality Control and Laboratory Organization -- 24. Compound Light Microscope and Other Different Microscopes -- 25. Fluorescence and Confocal Microscope: Basic Principles and Applications in Pathology -- 26. Electron Microscopy: Principle, Components, Optics and Specimen Processing -- 27. Quality Control and Laboratory Organization -- 28. Laboratory Safety and Laboratory Waste Disposal.
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Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood

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Peter H. Wiernik, Janice P. Dutcher, Morie A. Gertz, editors. (Sixth edition) --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The new edition of this textbook integrates the history, epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, therapeutics, and supportive care of modern neoplastic hematopathology. Now in its sixth edition, this classic and invaluable text brings together a team of internationally renowned experts and offers in-depth coverage of the complex interface between diagnosis and therapy. The textbook is divided into five major sections, with the first four covering the spectrum of hematologic neoplasia, includi…
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Gertz, Morie A.
Responsibility
Peter H. Wiernik, Janice P. Dutcher, Morie A. Gertz, editors
Edition
Sixth edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 1338 p.) : 177 illus., 141 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319642635
9783319642628 (print ed.)
9783319656199 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Hodgkin Disease
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Multiple Myeloma
Specialty
Hematology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
The new edition of this textbook integrates the history, epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, therapeutics, and supportive care of modern neoplastic hematopathology. Now in its sixth edition, this classic and invaluable text brings together a team of internationally renowned experts and offers in-depth coverage of the complex interface between diagnosis and therapy. The textbook is divided into five major sections, with the first four covering the spectrum of hematologic neoplasia, including chronic leukemias and related disorders, acute leukemias, myeloma and related disorders, and lymphomas, and the fifth section covering a variety of topics in supportive care. Chapters are presented in an accessible and easy-to-read layout, providing updates on the tremendous progress made in the last decade in the understanding of the nature of hematologic malignancies and their treatment. Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood, Sixth Edition is an authoritative and indispensable resource for students, trainees, and clinicians, sure to distinguish itself as the definitive reference on this subject.
Contents
Part I. Chronic Leukemias and Related Disorders -- A History of the Chronic Leukemias -- Epidemiology and Etiology of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia -- Pathology of the Chronic Myeloid Leukemias -- Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia -- Etiology and Epidemiology of CLL -- Morphology and Immunophenotype of CLL -- The Genomic and Epigenomic Landscape of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia -- Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Related Disorders -- Hairy Cell Leukemia -- Part II. Acute Leukemias -- History of Acute Leukemia -- The Etiology of Acute Leukemia -- Epidemiology and Hereditary Aspects of Acute Leukemia -- Classification of the Acute Leukemias: Cytochemical and Morphologic Considerations -- Immunobiology of Acute Leukemia -- Cytogenetics of Acute Leukemia -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Children -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Other than Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia -- Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia -- Therapy-Related Acute Myelogenous Leukemia -- The Myelodysplastic Syndromes -- Part III. Myeloma and Related Diseases -- History of Multiple Myeloma -- Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance -- Smoldering Multiple Myeloma -- Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in Frail Patients -- Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in Transplant Eligible Patients -- Role of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Myeloma -- Solitary Plasmacytomas and Soft-Tissue Involvement in Multiple Myeloma -- Supportive Care in Multiple Myeloma -- POEMS Syndrome -- Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia -- Plasma Cell Leukemia -- Prognosis of Myeloma/Genetics of Myeloma -- Immunoglobulin Light Chain Amyloidosis (AL) -- Part IV. Lymphoma -- Historical Landmarks in an Understanding of the Lymphomas -- Genetics in Lymphomagenesis -- Epidemiology and Hereditary Aspects of Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas -- Pathology of Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphomas -- Immunology of the Lymphomas -- Cytogenetics of Lymphomas -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma -- Radiotherapeutic Management of Lymphomas -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of Adults -- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma of Childhood -- Lymphoma in Other Diseases -- Part V. Supportive Care -- Supportive Care for Patients with Leukemia: A Historical Perspective -- Prevention of Infections in Patients with Hematological Malignancies -- Evaluation and Management of Bacterial and Fungal Infections in Patients with a Hematological Malignancy: A 2016 Update -- Viral Infections in Patients with Hematological Malignancies -- Therapeutic Cytapheresis, Plasmapheresis, and Plasma Exchange in Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood -- Red Cell Transfusions in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies -- Platelet and Granulocyte Transition -- Alternative Sources of Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Their Clinical Applications -- HLA Typing in Support of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation from Unrelated Donors -- Special Care of Blood and Marrow Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipient -- Hematopoietic Growth Factors in the Supportive Care and Treatment of Patients with Hematologic Neoplasms -- Bleeding and Thrombosis in Hematologic Neoplasia -- Psychological Aspects of Hematological Neoplasms.
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e-Book
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Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery : Evidence Based Clinical Practice

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Reinhard Bittner, Ferdinand Köckerling, Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., Karl A. LeBlanc, Sumeet K. Mittal, Pradeep Chowbey, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2018.
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This book is distinctive in that it focuses exclusively on current laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for inguinal, primary and incisional abdominal wall, and hiatal hernias. Individual steps in diagnosis and treatment are described by experts in the field, but this clinical expertise is also integrated with the best available external evidence from systematic research as encapsulated in statements, recommendations, and guidelines. The reader will thus not only learn how to perform techniqu…
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Bittner, Reinhard
Responsibility
Reinhard Bittner, Ferdinand Köckerling, Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., Karl A. LeBlanc, Sumeet K. Mittal, Pradeep Chowbey, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 483 p.) : 281 illus., 274 illus. in color
ISBN
9783662554937
9783662554913 (print ed.)
9783662554920 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Herniorrhaphy - methods
Laparoscopy - methods
Specialty
Endoscopy
General Surgery
Abstract
This book is distinctive in that it focuses exclusively on current laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for inguinal, primary and incisional abdominal wall, and hiatal hernias. Individual steps in diagnosis and treatment are described by experts in the field, but this clinical expertise is also integrated with the best available external evidence from systematic research as encapsulated in statements, recommendations, and guidelines. The reader will thus not only learn how to perform techniques systematically and reproducibly but also come to understand which of the procedures have been scientifically validated by studies, reviews, and meta-analyses and which have simply developed empirically. The descriptions of technique are supplemented by detailed guidance on such aspects as indications, anesthesia, aftercare and pain management, and the prevention and management of complications. Where appropriate, careful comparisons are made of competing repair options, including open techniques. In summary, this book will help practicing surgeons to standardize their operative technique so as to reflect current scientific knowledge and thereby improve the quality of laparoscopic/endoscopic hernia surgery.
Contents
I. Inguinal Hernia -- 1. Clinical Anatomy of the Groin: Posterior Laparoscopic Approach -- 2. Diagnostics of Inguinal Hernias -- 3. Classification of Inguinal Hernia -- 4. Chain of Events Leading to the Development of the Current Techniques of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: The Time Was Ripe -- 5. Indication for Surgery: Open or Laparoendoscopic Techniques in Groin Hernias -- 6. Patient Selection for Laparoendoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair -- 7. Watchful Waiting as a Treatment Strategy in Patients with Asymptomatic Inguinal Hernia -- 8. Perioperative Management of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair -- 9. Transabdominal Preperitoneal Patch Plasty (TAPP): Standard Technique and Specific Risks -- 10. TAPP: Complications, Prevention, Education, and Preferences -- 11. Technique Total Extraperitoneal Patch Plasty (TEP): Standard Technique and Specific Risks -- 12. Technique Total Extraperitoneal Patch Plasty (TEP): Complications, Prevention, Education, and Preferences -- 13. Comparison TAPP vs. TEP: Which Technique Is Better? -- 14. Complex Inguinal Hernias -- 15. Mesh Technology at Inguinal Hernia Repair -- 16. Aftercare and Recovery in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Surgery -- 17. Chronic Postoperative Inguinal Pain (CPIP) -- 18. Costs -- 19. Sportsmen Hernia -- 20. Comparison to Open Techniques -- 21. Reduced Port in Laparoendoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair -- II. Ventral and Incisional Hernias -- 22. Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall: What Is Important for Laparoscopic Surgery? -- 23. Ventral and Incisional Hernias: Differences and Indications for Laparoscopic Surgery -- 24. Pathophysiology and Diagnostics of Ventral and Incisional Hernias -- 25. Classification of Ventral and Incisional Hernias -- 26. Perioperative Management of Ventral and Incisional Hernias -- 27. Standard Technique Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral and Incisional Hernia -- 28. Aftercare and Pain Management -- 29. Complications, Pitfalls and Prevention of Complications of Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Repair and Comparison to Open Repair -- 30. Education and Learning Curve in Ventral Hernia Repair -- 31. Complex Ventral and Incisional Hernias -- 32. Ventral and Incisional Hernias Mesh Technology -- 33. Incisional and Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair with Minimally Invasive Extraperitoneal Synthetic Mesh Implantation Using MILOS Technique (Mini and Less Open Sublay Surgery) -- 34. Endoscopic Mini/Less Open Sublay (EMILOS) Technique: A Variation of the MILOS Operation in the Therapeutic Spectrum of Primary and Secondary Ventral Hernias -- 35. Lumbar and Other Unusual Hernias -- 36. Single-Port Technique and Robotics in Ventral Hernia Repair -- III. Hiatal Hernias -- 37. General Issues of Hiatal Hernias -- 38. Techniques of Hiatal Hernia Repair -- 39. Mesh Technology in Hiatal Hernia -- 40. Complications of Hiatal Hernia Repair and Prevention -- 41. Complex Hiatal Hernias -- 42. Hiatal Hernia Repair in Difficult Pathologic-Anatomic Situations at the Hiatus -- 43. Comparisons of Methods at Hiatal Hernia Repair -- 44. New Technologies in Hiatal Hernia Repair: Robotics, Single Port -- 45. Education and Learning in Hiatal Hernia Repair -- 46. Anesthesiologic Aspects of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair -- Supplementary Information.
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Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine

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Magdalena Anitescu, Honorio T. Benzon, Mark S. Wallace, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This comprehensive book provides reviews of pain management complications that arise in clinical practice. Organized into sections focused on types of pain therapy and procedures, each chapter is based on actual complications; starting with a case description that delineates the context with a short past medical and surgical history, pain management technique and outcome it is followed by a comprehensive review of the topic described in the first section. Authors emphasize the elements of diffe…
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Anitescu, Magdalena
Benzon, Honorio T.
Wallace, Mark S.
Responsibility
Magdalena Anitescu, Honorio T. Benzon, Mark S. Wallace, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 346 p.) : 120 illus., 50 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319600727
9783319600703 (print ed.)
9783319600710 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Pain - complications
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This comprehensive book provides reviews of pain management complications that arise in clinical practice. Organized into sections focused on types of pain therapy and procedures, each chapter is based on actual complications; starting with a case description that delineates the context with a short past medical and surgical history, pain management technique and outcome it is followed by a comprehensive review of the topic described in the first section. Authors emphasize the elements of differential diagnosis that pointed towards establishing of the complication and describe the best way to treat the identified complication. Physicians treating pain patients will be presented the necessary tools in identifying and treating unanticipated complications following pain interventions, thus providing safer care for their patients.
Contents
Part I. Non-interventional Pain Therapy -- Part II. Interventional Pain Procedures: Neuraxial Procedures -- Part III. Interventional Pain Procedures: Sympathetic Chain Blocks and Neurolysis -- Part IV. Interventional Pain Procedures: Implantable Drug Delivery System -- Part V. Interventional Pain Procedures Spinal Cord Stimulator -- Part VI. Interventional Pain Procedures: Kyphoplasty -- Part VII. Miscellaneous.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
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