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Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice

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Andrew Severn, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book reviews current knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research. Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group…
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Severn, Andrew
Responsibility
Andrew Severn, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 117 p.) : 7 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
In clinical practice
ISBN
9783319757230
9783319757223 (print ed.)
9783319757247 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-6652
Subjects (MeSH)
Delirium
Dementia
Postoperative Complications
Surgical Procedures, Operative - adverse effects
Specialty
Perioperative Medicine
Psychology
Abstract
This book reviews current knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research. Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group of authors, and is aimed firstly at the perioperative team: surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical ward nurses; secondly, the researcher or geriatrician; and thirdly, public health specialists and hospital managers.
Contents
Dementia and the Health of the Nation -- Assessment of Cognitive Function -- Dementia: the Conduct of Anaesthesia -- Management of Delirium on the Surgical Ward -- Delirium in Critical Care -- Consent and Capacity in Cognitively Impaired Patients.
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Changes in the Brain : Impact on Daily Life

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Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Yael Goverover, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , 2017.
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This informative text details the many changes in everyday life as the result of injury, illness, or aging affecting the brain. Experts across brain-related fields trace mechanisms of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, TBI, and dementia as they impact regions of the brain, and resulting cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments as they contribute to deficits in personal and social functioning. In addition to symptoms and behaviors associated with insults to the brain (and the ex…
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Chiaravalloti, Nancy D
Goverover, Yael
Responsibility
Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Yael Goverover, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : 5 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9780387981888
9780387981871 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Activities of Daily Living
Brain Diseases - complications
Brain Injuries
Cognitive Dysfunction
Quality of Life
Abstract
This informative text details the many changes in everyday life as the result of injury, illness, or aging affecting the brain. Experts across brain-related fields trace mechanisms of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, TBI, and dementia as they impact regions of the brain, and resulting cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments as they contribute to deficits in personal and social functioning. In addition to symptoms and behaviors associated with insults to the brain (and the extent to which the brain can adapt or self-repair), chapters provide cogent examples of how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. The book's focus on everyday activities brings new clarity to diverse links between symptoms and diagnosis, brain and behavior. Included in the coverage: The aging brain and changes in daily function. Stroke: impact on life and daily function. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the impact on daily life. Everyday life with cancer. Real-world impact of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment. Disability and public policy in America. Living after brain changes, from the patient's perspective. Rich in empirical data and human insight, Changes in the Brain gives neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and rehabilitation nurses a robust new understanding of the daily lives of patients, both in theory and in the real world.
Contents
1. Neuroanatomy: The Brain–Behavior Relationship -- 2. The Aging Brain and Changes in Daily Function -- 3. Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Disorders -- 4. Parkinson’s Disease: Changes in Daily Life -- 5. Stroke: Impact on Life and Daily Function -- 6. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Impact on Daily Life -- 7. Impact of Multiple Sclerosis on Daily Life -- 8. The Impact of Epilepsy on Quality of Life -- 9. Cancer Survivorship -- 10. Real-World Impact of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Impairment -- 11. Disability and Public Policy in America -- 12. Living after Brain Changes: From the Patient’s Perspective -- Epilogue: Where Do We Go from Here?
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Communication and swallowing changes in healthy aging adults

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Burda, Angela N. --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett , 2011.
Call Number
WT 104 B949c 2011
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WT 104 B949c 2011
Author
Burda, Angela N
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
194 p.
ISBN
9780763776565
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Communication - Aged
Deglutition - Aged
Geriatric Assessment
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Diseases in the Elderly : Age-Related Changes and Pathophysiology

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Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. Unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. This book includes multiple-choice questi…
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Nagaratnam, Nages
Other Authors
Nagaratnam, Kujan
Cheuk, Gary
Responsibility
Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 396 p. : 41 illus., 11 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319257877
9783319257853 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. Unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. This book includes multiple-choice questions that reinforce the concepts that are most vital to understanding and treating geriatric patients, making it an outstanding resource on its own or as a companion to larger geriatric texts. Diseases in the Elderly is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, medical students, primary care physicians, hospital doctors, geriatric nurses, and all other medical professionals treating and diagnosing diseases in elderly patients.
Contents
Cardiovascular and related disorders in the elderly -- Respiratory diseases in the elderly -- Gastrointestinal system -- Disorders of the hepato-biliary system in the elderly -- Blood disorders in the elderly -- Renal disease and lower urinary tract disorders in the elderly -- Neurological disorders and related problems in the elderly -- Skin disorders in the elderly -- Endocrine disorders -- Metabolic bone disorders in the elderly -- Electrolyte disturbances and disorders of mineral metabolism in the elderly -- Musculoskeletal system -- Arthritis in the elderly -- Organic disorders of the brain -- Psychiatry of older adults -- Low and loss of vision in the elderly -- Ear-related problems in the elderly -- Oral issues and related disorders in the elderly -- Connective tissue disorders and vasculitis in the elderly.
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Speed of trust, The : the one thing that changes everything

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Covey, Stephen M.R. --New York, NY: Free Press , 2018.
Call Number
HF 5387 C677 2018
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
HF 5387 C677 2018
Author
Covey, Stephen M.R.
Other Authors
Merrill, Rebecca R.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Free Press
Date of Publication
2018
Physical Description
374 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Trust
Ethics
Organizational Culture
Leadership
Interpersonal Relations
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
18
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act : A Physician Call to Action

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James S. Powers, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizat…
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Powers, James S
Responsibility
James S. Powers, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 227 p. : 7 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319095103
9783319095097 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Services for the Aged
Quality of Health Care
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.
Contents
Geriatricians Involvement in Healthcare Changes -- Quality Improvement Organizations -- Leadership Opportunities for Physicians -- The ABCs of ACOs -- Our Failing System: A Reasoned Approach Toward Single Payer -- Geriatric and Primary Care Workforce Development -- Medicare and Medicaid Coordination: Special Case of the Dual Eligible Beneficiary -- Care Management: From Channeling to Grace -- Program Evaluation: Defining and Measuring Appropriate Outcomes -- Targeting Interventions and Populations -- Accountable Care Organizations: A Case Study in the Use of Care Coordination: Montefiore Medical Center -- University of Michigan Case Study: The Physician Group Practice Demonstration.
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Global climate change and public health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of …
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Pinkerton, Kent Ed
Rom, William N
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 406 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 7
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
9781461484165
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Global Health
Public Health
Respiration Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Environmental health
Climatic changes
Climate Change
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Environmental Health
Climate Change Impacts
Public health
Abstract
Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.
Contents
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Publics Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program.
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Physical change & aging : a guide for the helping professions

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Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, Elizabeth A. Perkins. (6th ed.) --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2015.
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Saxon, Sue V
Other Authors
Etten, Mary Jean
Perkins, Elizabeth A
Responsibility
Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, Elizabeth A. Perkins
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Physical change and aging
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource, 520 p.
ISBN
9780826198655 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Geriatrics
Subjects (LCSH)
Aging - Physiology
Geriatrics
Contents
Perspectives on aging basic concepts in physical aging patterns of disease -- 2. Theories of aging stochastic theories nonstochastic theories psychosocial theories of aging -- 3. The skin, hair, and nails the skin psychosocial implications components of the skin functions of the skin the hair the nails age-related changes in the skin age-related changes in the hair age-related changes in the nails -- Age-related disorders of the skin prevention of skin cancer tips for maintaining health skin -- 4. The musculoskeletal system, the skeletal system age-related changes in the skeletal system age-related skeletal system disorders the muscles specific age-related disorders in muscles -- 5. The nervous system, the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, age-related changes in the nervous system, age-related nervous system disorders, learning and memory -- 6. Dementia and delirium, changes in categorizing dementias and delirium, mild neurocognitive disorder, major neurocognitive disorder, primary dementias, secondary dementias -- 7. The sensory systems, vision, age-related changes in vision, age-related disorders of the visual system, audition (hearing), age-related changes in hearing, age-related disorders of hearing, vestibular system, age-related changes in the vestibular system, age-related disorders of the vestibular system, taste (gustation), age-related changes in taste, smell (olfaction), age-related changes in smell, age-related disorders in taste and smell, skin (cutaneous) senses, age-related changes in skin senses, the importance of sensory changes in aging -- -- 8. The cardiovascular system, anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, age-related cardiovascular changes, age-related disorders of the cardiovascular, system vascular disorders -- 9. The respiratory system, the structure of the respiratory system, Functions of the respiratory system, age-related changes in the respiratory system, age-related disorders of the respiratory system -- Prevention of respiratory disease -- 10. The gastrointestinal system, components and functions of the gastrointestinal system -- Age-related changes in the gastrointestinal system, age-related disorders of the gastrointestinal system -- 11. The urinary system -- Structure of the kidneys, functions of the urinary system, age-related changes in the urinary system, age-related disorders of the urinary system -- 12. The reproductive system, components and functions of the female reproductive system, age-related changes in the female reproductive system, age-related disorders of the female reproductive system, components and functions of the male reproductive system, age-related changes in the male reproductive system, age-related disorders of the male reproductive system, sexuality -- 13. The endocrine system, structure of the endocrine system, age-related changes and disorders of the endocrine system -- 14. The immune system, structure of the immune system, age-related changes in the immune system, age-related disorders of the immune system -- 15. Age with lifelong disabilities, congenital versus acquired disability, the complexity of aging with disabilities, developmental and intellectual disabilities -- 16. Special topics, alcoholism, aging changes and alcohol, falls, foot care, pain -- 17. Health promotion and exercise, health promotion, disease prevention, strategies for change, the patient prevention and affordable care act, barriers to health promotion, exercise, age-related changes modified by exercise, exercise programs, general recommendations for exercise programs for older adults -- 18. Complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies, history, complementary and alternative therapies -- 19. Nutrition, psychosocial and cultural aspects of nutrition, physiological aspects of nutrition, water and body fluids, protein -- Carbohydrates and fiber, fats, vitamins and minerals (micronutrients), water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, malnutrition, undernutrition, overnutrition, anorexia of aging, failure to thrive, food labels, older adults and institutional diets -- Myplate, nutritional recommendations for older adults, education, supplemental nutrition, comunity-based nutrition programs for older adults -- 20. Medications, cultural responses to drugs, older adults' responses to drugs, over-the-counter (otc) drugs, generic drugs, adverse drug reactions, laboratory values, drug therapy, commonly prescribed drugs for older adults, attitudes toward "pill popping", prevention of drug accidents, Medicaid part D -- 21. Teaching older adults, factors influencing learning in older adults and useful approaches for enhancing, learning, summary of teaching approaches -- 22. Caregiving, what do caregivers do? who becomes a caregiver? caregiving diversity, influence of caregiving on physical, psychological, social, and financial well-being -- Benefits of caregiving, how health care professionals can support caregivers -- 23. Death and grief in the later years, dying and death -- Hospice care, palliative care.
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Aging and heart failure : mechanisms and management

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Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactio…
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Jugdutt, Bodh I
Responsibility
Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781493902682 (electronic bk.)
9781493902675
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Older people - Medical care
Abstract
This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions in the aging population with heart failure; changes in the heart that accompany advancing age from humans to molecules; aging-associated alterations in myocardial inflammation and fibrosis; and aging-related changes in mitochondrial function and implications for heart failure therapy. The book succinctly summarizes the large volume of data on these key topics and highlights novel pathways that need to be explored. Featuring contributions from leading clinician-scientists, Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management is an authoritative resource on the major clinical issues in heart failure therapy in the elderly for cardiologists, gerontologists, and internists.
Contents
Changing Demographics of the Aging Population with Heart Failure and Implications for Therapy -- Biology of Aging and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy and Prevention -- Hypertension and Prevention of Diastolic Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Aging and Optimal Therapy of Systolic Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Optimizing Therapy of Heart Failure in the Aging Population with Monitoring in Clinics -- Cardiac Alterations in Aging, Hypertension, and Diastolic Heart Failure -- Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions in the Aging Population with Heart Failure -- Age-Related Changes in Vascular Biology and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy in the Aging Population -- Biomarkers and Optimal Management of Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Benefits of Exercise in the Elderly -- The RAAS in Heart Failure: An Update on Clinical Trials and Opportunities for Therapy -- Aging and Diastolic Dysfunction: The Interplay of Inflammation and Extracellular Matrix Regulation -- Reperfusion and Vasodilator Therapy in Elderly Patients with STEMI and Heart Failure: Improving Outcomes -- Erythropoietin Therapy for Heart Failure -- Role of Resistin in Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Role of Coronary Artery Calcium in Cardiovascular Risk Stratification and Management in the Aging Population -- Aging and Remodeling of the RAS and RAAS and Related Pathways: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Aging -- Changes in the Heart That Accompany Advancing Age: Humans to Molecules -- Aging-Related Changes in Cell Death and Cell Survival Pathways and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Telomeres and Telomerases and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Associated Alterations in Myocardial Inflammation and Fibrosis: Pathophysiological Perspectives and Clinical Implications -- Aging-Related Changes in Extracellular Matrix: Implications for Ventricular Remodeling Following Myocardial Infarction -- Calcium-Handling Defects and Changes in Cardiac Function in the Aging Heart -- Integrins: Implications for Aging in Heart Failure Therapy -- Adipokines as Novel Biomarkers in Aging and Heart Failure -- Aging-Related Changes in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Postinfarction Remodeling: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Mitochondrial Function and Implication for Heart Failure Therapy -- Regulation of SERCA Via Oxidative Modifications: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Dysfunction in the Aging Heart -- SMP30 and Aging-Related Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure.
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program, Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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This pamphlet gives you a better understanding of what to expect after a mild stroke. The two types of strokes are defined and some of the common things you may feel after a mild stroke are reviewed. This may includes fatigue/low energy, depression/low mood, changes in behaviour and personality, thinking skills, trouble speaking, changes in sight, trouble walking or using your arm or hand, and changes in sexuality. A frequently asked questions section is presented as well as a list of online r…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program, Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet gives you a better understanding of what to expect after a mild stroke. The two types of strokes are defined and some of the common things you may feel after a mild stroke are reviewed. This may includes fatigue/low energy, depression/low mood, changes in behaviour and personality, thinking skills, trouble speaking, changes in sight, trouble walking or using your arm or hand, and changes in sexuality. A frequently asked questions section is presented as well as a list of online resources.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Stroke Program, Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Non-Neoplastic Liver Pathology : A Pathologist's Survival Guide

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Raul S. Gonzalez, Kay Washington. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a quick, pattern-based reference for interpreting histologic changes in non-neoplastic liver. It is designed to guide the reader based on morphologic pattern and basic clinical information. Each chapter covers a broad but identifiable pattern of pathologic liver findings (e.g., "portal inflammation" or "steatosis") and discusses the major disease entities that manifest as such a pattern. As liver biopsies can be complex and daunting, such an approach should improve the reader…
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Gonzalez, Raul S
Other Authors
Washington, Kay
Responsibility
Raul S. Gonzalez, Kay Washington
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 285 p. : 193 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319314242
9783319314228 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Liver Diseases - pathology
Liver - pathology
Abstract
This book provides a quick, pattern-based reference for interpreting histologic changes in non-neoplastic liver. It is designed to guide the reader based on morphologic pattern and basic clinical information. Each chapter covers a broad but identifiable pattern of pathologic liver findings (e.g., "portal inflammation" or "steatosis") and discusses the major disease entities that manifest as such a pattern. As liver biopsies can be complex and daunting, such an approach should improve the reader's ability to identify a likely diagnosis or differential and to distinguish among the possible disease entities. Sample reports at the end of each chapter offer guidance on how to sign out cases. Non-Neoplastic Liver Pathology: A Pathologist's Survival Guide will be of value to practicing pathologists without specialized training in hepatic pathology, pathology residents and fellows trying to learn the basics of non-neoplastic liver pathology, and hepatologists interested in reviewing liver biopsies with pathologists.
Contents
Introduction -- Normal or Nearly Normal Liver -- Portal Inflammation -- Lobular Changes -- Biliary and Vascular Changes -- Cholestasis -- Steatosis -- Fibrosis and Cirrhosis -- Granulomas -- Sinusoidal Changes -- Necrosis -- Pigments and Inclusions -- Funny-Looking Cells -- Liver Transplantation -- Pediatric Liver Disease -- Special and Immunohistochemical Stains.
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Atlas of Breast Tomosynthesis : Imaging Findings and Image-Guided Interventions

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Martin Sonnenschein, Christian Waldherr. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This superbly illustrated atlas of breast tomosynthesis covers all aspects and applications of the technology, which reduces tissue overlap and facilitates the recognition of small cancers. After clear explanation of basic principles of the technique, individual chapters address diagnostic criteria, indications, and use of breast tomosynthesis as a screening tool. The findings obtained in the full range of benign and malignant conditions, including postoperative changes, are then presented with…
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Sonnenschein, Martin
Other Authors
Waldherr, Christian
Responsibility
Martin Sonnenschein, Christian Waldherr
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 556 pages) : 847 illus., 358 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319215662
9783319215655 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Mammography
Abstract
This superbly illustrated atlas of breast tomosynthesis covers all aspects and applications of the technology, which reduces tissue overlap and facilitates the recognition of small cancers. After clear explanation of basic principles of the technique, individual chapters address diagnostic criteria, indications, and use of breast tomosynthesis as a screening tool. The findings obtained in the full range of benign and malignant conditions, including postoperative changes, are then presented with the aid of a wealth of high-quality illustrations from case examples. Detailed attention is paid to the BI-RADS classification, bearing in mind the ability of tomosynthesis to reduce categorizations as BI-RADS 3 and 0, thereby decreasing the recall rate. The book concludes by examining tomosynthesis-guided interventions such as vacuum-assisted breast biopsy and galactography.
Contents
1. Introduction to Tomosynthesis -- 2. 2BI-RADS Reporting for Breast Tomosynthesis (3D-Mammography) -- 3. Indications for Three-dimensional (3D)/Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) -- 4. Synthetic 2D Mammography with 3D Tomosynthesis as Screening Tool: Early Detection and Reduced Recall -- 5. Benign Changes (Cysts, Fibroadenomas, Papillomas, Infection…): BI-RADS -- 6. Malignant Changes -- 7. Postoperative Changes -- 8. Tomosynthesis-Guided Interventions.
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The Stress Response of Critical Illness: Metabolic and Hormonal Aspects

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Jean-Charles Preiser, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice. The topic is particularly relevant since the metabolic changes triggered by acute stress, including adaptive responses such as resistance to anabolic signals, have recently been more precisely delineated. The underlying mechanisms of these changes are also now better understood. The authors analyse how these advances could result in better management and more …
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Preiser, Jean-Charles
Responsibility
Jean-Charles Preiser, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 245 p. : 34 illus., 13 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319276878
9783319276854 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Stress, Physiological
Abstract
This book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice. The topic is particularly relevant since the metabolic changes triggered by acute stress, including adaptive responses such as resistance to anabolic signals, have recently been more precisely delineated. The underlying mechanisms of these changes are also now better understood. The authors analyse how these advances could result in better management and more effective prevention of the long-term clinical consequences of the alterations occurring during the acute phase. An international panel of respected experts discusses these topics and describes the management of some common clinical conditions.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Metabolic changes -- 2. Successive Phases of the Metabolic Response to Stress -- 3. Bioenergetics of the Stress Response -- 4. Mitochondrial Adaptation and Hibernation -- 5. Anabolic Resistance -- 6. Use of Lipids as Energy Substrates -- 7. The Stress Response of Critical Illness: Metabolic and Hormonal Aspects -- 8. Stress Hyperglycemia -- 9. Protein Metabolism -- 10. Micronutrients -- Part II. Hormonal Regulation -- 11. Thyroidal Changes During Critical Illness -- 12. Stress Response: Adrenal Function -- 13. Enterohormones and the Response to Critical Illness -- 14. Adipokines in Critical Illness -- Part III. Particular Clinical Situations -- 15. Severe Undernutrition -- 16. The Stress Response after Traumatic Brain Injury: Metabolic and Hormonal Aspects -- 17. Sepsis and Multiple Organ Failure -- 18. The Stress Response of Critical Illness: Metabolic and Hormonal Aspects, Hormonal Regulation, Particular Clinical Situations “Morbid Obesity” -- 19. Hypermetabolic Response to Burn Injury.
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Atlas of Bone Marrow Pathology

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Tracy I. George, Daniel A. Arber, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2018.
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This text illustrates bone marrow aspirate, imprint and biopsy specimens showing characteristic features of a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. While the focus is on Wright-stained smears and hematoxylin-eosin stained biopsies, other key histochemical and immunohistochemical stains are illustrated that are vital for proper diagnosis. After a brief review of the normal bone marrow, reactive changes in the marrow are illustrated, including the bone marrow response in const…
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George, Tracy I.
Arber, Daniel A.
Responsibility
Tracy I. George, Daniel A. Arber, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 293 p.) : 560 illus., 555 illus. in color
Series Title
Atlas of anatomic pathology
ISBN
9781493974696
9781493974672 (print ed.)
9781493974689 (print ed.)
9781493984954 (print ed.)
ISSN
2625-3372
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Marrow Diseases - physiopathology
Bone Marrow - pathology
Specialty
Hematology
Pathology
Abstract
This text illustrates bone marrow aspirate, imprint and biopsy specimens showing characteristic features of a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. While the focus is on Wright-stained smears and hematoxylin-eosin stained biopsies, other key histochemical and immunohistochemical stains are illustrated that are vital for proper diagnosis. After a brief review of the normal bone marrow, reactive changes in the marrow are illustrated, including the bone marrow response in constitutional disorders and to metabolic changes throughout the body. This is followed by specific infectious disorders in the marrow and other non-neoplastic disorders. The remainder of the Atlas illustrates the various neoplasms that involve the bone marrow, including leukemias, lymphomas and non-hematopoietic neoplasms. The hematologic neoplasms are classified using the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) classification. This overview of bone marrow disorders illustrates a wide variety of diseases that practicing pathologists and hematologists will encounter in their routine practice.
Contents
Normal Bone Marrow -- Reactive Changes -- Post-Therapy Marrow Changes -- Constitutional, Metabolic and Related Disorders -- Bone Marrow Infections -- Bone Marrow Lymphoma -- Plasma Cell Neoplasms -- Immunodeficiency-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorder -- Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma -- Myelodysplastic Syndrome -- Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- Myeloid Proliferations of Down Syndrome -- Acute Leukemias of Ambiguous Lineage -- Histiocytic Disorders -- Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Mastocytosis -- Myeloid and Lymphoid Neoplasms with Eosinophilia -- Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MDS/MPN) -- Metastatic Tumors in Bone Marrow.
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Skin, Mucosa and Menopause : Management of Clinical Issues

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Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Nancy Fugate Woods, Howard I. Maibach, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2015.
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An era of global population aging is upon us. By 2030, one in eight people will be over age 65. Since women generally live longer than men, the health and welfare of postmenopausal women will become a significant public health concern. This book offers a comprehensive review of the life changes associated with menopause, both at the dermatological and physiological level (e.g., hormonal, immunological) and at the subcellular level. It critically examines the dermatological, biological, and clin…
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Farage, Miranda A
Miller, Kenneth W
Fugate Woods, Nancy
Maibach, Howard I
Responsibility
Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Nancy Fugate Woods, Howard I. Maibach, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 509 p. : 91 illus., 70 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662440803
9783662440797 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Menopause - physiology
Mucous Membrane - physiology
Skin Aging - physiology
Skin Diseases - therapy
Vaginal Diseases - therapy
Vulvar Diseases - therapy
Women's Health
Abstract
An era of global population aging is upon us. By 2030, one in eight people will be over age 65. Since women generally live longer than men, the health and welfare of postmenopausal women will become a significant public health concern. This book offers a comprehensive review of the life changes associated with menopause, both at the dermatological and physiological level (e.g., hormonal, immunological) and at the subcellular level. It critically examines the dermatological, biological, and clinical challenges to postmenopausal health and well-being and the current and emerging therapeutic interventions. The authors advocate a holistic approach, emphasizing the need to view the menopause as a life transition with various facets rather than as a series of distinct medical conditions to be managed. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive resource to the researchers, clinicians, physicians, and helping professions whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of women around the world.
Contents
Part I. Skin, Physiological Changes, and Menopause -- 1. What Is Menopause? An Overview of Physiological Changes -- 2. Skin and Menopause -- 3. Skin Changes in Menopause -- 4. Menopause and Oxidative Stress -- 5. The Effect of Cytokines on Skin During Menopause -- 6. The Role of Estrogen Defi ciency in Skin Aging and Wound Healing -- 7. Skin and Effect of Hormones and Menopause -- 8. Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Skin Viscoelasticity During Climacteric Aging -- 9. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia -- 10. Female-Specific Pruritus from Childhood to Postmenopause: Clinical Features, Hormonal Factors, and Treatment Considerations -- 11. Gender Differences in Production and Circulating Levels of Sex Hormones and Their Impact on Aging Skin -- 12. Hair Changes Caused by Aging -- 13. Changes in Nails Caused by Aging -- Part II. Hormonal Change and Therapy -- 14. Atrophic Vaginitis in the Menopause -- 15. Sensory Perception on the Vulva and Extragenital Sites -- Part III. Menopause and Genital Health -- 16. Gynaecological Problems Associated with Menopause -- 17. Changes to Skin with Aging and the Effects of Menopause and Incontinence -- 18. Current and Emerging Treatment Options for Vulvovaginal Atrophy -- 19. Implications of the Vulvar Sensitive Skin Syndrome After Menopause -- 20. Vulval Disease in Postmenopausal Women -- 21. Vulvodynia in Menopause -- 22. Dermatologic Conditions of the Vulva During Menopause -- Part IV. Menopause and Autoimmune Disease -- 23. The Effects of Menopause on Autoimmune Diseases -- 24. Genes, Hormones, Immunosenescence, and Environmental Agents: Toward an Integrated View of the Genesis of Autoimmune Disease -- 25. Menopause and Aging Skin in the Elderly -- 26. Autoimmune Skin Diseases: Role of Sex Hormones, Vitamin D, and Menopause -- Part V. Menopause, Quality of Life, and Healthy Aging -- 27. Postmenopausal Vulva and Vagina -- 28. Physical Activity and Quality of Life During Menopausal Transition and Postmenopause -- 29. Quality of Life -- 30. Vasomotor Symptoms -- 31. The Menopausal Transition and Women’s Health -- Part VI. Menopause and Cosmetic Procedures -- 32. Menopause and Cosmeceuticals -- 33. Cosmetic Procedures in Menopause -- Part VII. Menopause and Global Considerations -- 34. Menopause: Cross-Cultural Considerations.
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Atlas of Differential Diagnosis in Breast Pathology

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Puay Hoon Tan, Aysegul A. Sahin. --New York, NY: Springer , 2017.
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This atlas illustrates the range of breast lesions and their differential diagnoses, with pictorial correlation of gross and microscopic features. Where relevant, radiological images are incorporated. A description of normal, developmental and physiological breast morphology will serves as introduction to the main content of this atlas. Classification of tumors is based on the latest World Health Organisation Classification of Tumors of the Breast, 4th edition, 2012. As immunohistochemistry is …
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Tan, Puay Hoon
Other Authors
Sahin, Aysegul A
Responsibility
Puay Hoon Tan, Aysegul A. Sahin
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 625 pages) : 1012 illus., 998 illus. in color
Series Title
Atlas of anatomic pathology
ISBN
9781493966974
9781493966950 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Diagnosis, Differential
Abstract
This atlas illustrates the range of breast lesions and their differential diagnoses, with pictorial correlation of gross and microscopic features. Where relevant, radiological images are incorporated. A description of normal, developmental and physiological breast morphology will serves as introduction to the main content of this atlas. Classification of tumors is based on the latest World Health Organisation Classification of Tumors of the Breast, 4th edition, 2012. As immunohistochemistry is a key adjunctive platform in the workup of breast lesions as well as used in prognostic evaluation of breast cancers, appropriate examples are interspersed. Molecular tools used in corroborating diagnoses and a discussion of therapy related changes are included.
Contents
Normal Breast and Physiological Changes -- Developmental, Reactive, and Inflammatory Conditions -- Fibroepithelial Lesions -- Papillary Lesions -- Benign Sclerosing Lesions -- Mucinous Lesions -- Apocrine Lesions -- Vascular Lesions -- Intraductal Proliferative Lesions -- Lobular Lesions (Lobular Neoplasia, Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) -- Spindle Cell Lesions -- Invasive Carcinoma -- Nipple Lesions -- Male Breast Lesions -- Treatment-Related Changes.
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Memory after acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1986
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Changes in memory are common after an acquired brain injury (ABI). Memory involves many functions, such as taking in, storing, and retrieving information. This pamphlet explains how memory changes might affect you, other things that could affect your memory, and tips for managing your memory.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Memory
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Memory
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Changes in memory are common after an acquired brain injury (ABI). Memory involves many functions, such as taking in, storing, and retrieving information. This pamphlet explains how memory changes might affect you, other things that could affect your memory, and tips for managing your memory.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1986
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Bone Marrow MRI : A Pattern-Based Approach

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Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis. --Milan: Springer , c2015.
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MRI provides the best means of imaging the bone marrow directly and of non-invasively assessing its composition. Normal age-related bone marrow changes, alterations related to red marrow reconversion, and pathological bone marrow processes generally conform to certain patterns that reflect the underlying marrow changes and can be clearly recognized on MR images. In addition to conventional pulse sequences, advanced MRI techniques such as Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI and Diffusion-Weighted Imag…
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Moulopoulos, Lia Angela
Other Authors
Koutoulidis, Vassilis
Responsibility
Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 172 p. : 20 illus., 10 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788847053168
9788847053151 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Marrow Diseases - diagnosis
Bone Marrow - pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Abstract
MRI provides the best means of imaging the bone marrow directly and of non-invasively assessing its composition. Normal age-related bone marrow changes, alterations related to red marrow reconversion, and pathological bone marrow processes generally conform to certain patterns that reflect the underlying marrow changes and can be clearly recognized on MR images. In addition to conventional pulse sequences, advanced MRI techniques such as Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI and Diffusion-Weighted Imaging depict marrow changes at the microvascular and cellular level respectively. This book provides radiologists with in-depth information on the MRI appearances of normal, abnormal and treated marrow following a structured, pattern-based approach. MRI findings for various diseases that affect the bone marrow, particularly those of a malignant nature, are presented in detail. MRI pattern recognition not only offers a systematic approach to image interpretation and diagnosis but also has prognostic implications with regard to some disease entities. Each chapter includes a wealth of high-quality images, together with Key Points summarizing the most important information. In addition to radiologists, practitioners with an interest in hematology and oncology will find this textbook-atlas to be a valuable resource for the latest, clinically relevant advances in bone marrow imaging.
Contents
Normal Bone Marrow: Anatomy, Function, Conversion, Reconversion -- MRI of the Normal Bone Marrow: Pulse Sequences -- MRI of the Normal Bone Marrow: Anatomical Sites -- The Abnormal Bone Marrow: MRI Patterns -- MRI of the Abnormal Bone Marrow: Focal Pattern -- MRI of the Abnormal Bone Marrow: Diffuse Pattern -- Bone Marrow Edema Pattern -- Benign Versus Malignant Vertebral Fractures -- MRI of Bone Marrow Post-Treatment Changes -- Bone Marrow MRI: A Quick Guide.
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Aging and Lung Disease : A Clinical Guide

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Margaret Pisani, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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People age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In the 2010 census 16% of the population, 50 million people, were age 65 and older. That number is projected to increase to 66 million by the year 2050. Life expectancy has also increased, with recent CDC reports indicating life expectancy at 77.9 years. Age-adjusted death rates have decreased significantly with the largest changes occurring in older patients. Despite these trends, the 10 leading causes of death inc…
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Pisani, Margaret
Responsibility
Margaret Pisani, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 314 p. : 28 ill., 20 ill. in color)
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781607617273
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumology
Geriatrics
Abstract
People age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In the 2010 census 16% of the population, 50 million people, were age 65 and older. That number is projected to increase to 66 million by the year 2050. Life expectancy has also increased, with recent CDC reports indicating life expectancy at 77.9 years. Age-adjusted death rates have decreased significantly with the largest changes occurring in older patients. Despite these trends, the 10 leading causes of death include several pulmonary etiologies including lung cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia. Aging and Lung Disease: A Clinical Guide is devoted to understanding the impact of respiratory diseases in older patients. It includes reviews of physiology of the aging lung, allergy and immunology of the aging, as well as sleep changes over the life cycle. There are also comprehensive reviews on specific disease topics including chronic obstructive lung disease, lung cancer, atypical mycobacteria, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep disorders in older patients. Two chapters focus on unique issues in older patients; HIV and lung transplant. Included also are important chapters on assessing functional and cognitive status and end-of-life issues in older patients with lung disease. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter focuses on special considerations when caring for older patients. Of particular interest to pulmonologists, internists, and gerontologists, other readers, such as pulmonary and geriatric nurse practitioners, as well as clinical researchers interested in both pulmonary and aging issues, will find Aging and Lung Disease: A Clinical Guide to be a vital resource for improving their care of older patients with lung disorders.
Contents
Physiologic changes -- Physiologic changes in the aging lung -- Allergy and immunology of the aging lung -- Physiologic changes in sleep with aging -- Lung diseases in older patients: epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older patients -- Lung cancer in older patients -- Pulmonary hypertension in older patients -- Pulmonary embolism in older patients -- Obstructive sleep apnea in older patients -- Sleep disorders in older patients -- Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in older patients -- Interstitial lung disease in older patients -- Lung disease in older patients with HIV -- Special considerations in lung transplantation in older patients -- Assessment of functional and cognitive status in older patients with lung disease -- Addressing end-of-life issues in older patients with lung disease.
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Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine

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David Wyn Jones, Peter Hogg, Euclid Seeram, editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Nuclear Medicine is a diagnostic modality which aims to image and in some cases quantify physiological processes in the body to highlight disease or injury. Within nuclear medicine, over the past few decades, major technological changes have occurred and concomitantly changes in the knowledge and skills required have had to evolve. One of the most significant technological changes has been the fusion of imaging technologies, to create hybrid systems such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MR. With the…
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Jones, David Wyn
Hogg, Peter
Seeram, Euclid
Responsibility
David Wyn Jones, Peter Hogg, Euclid Seeram, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 345 p. : 151 ill., 85 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447147039
Subjects (MeSH)
Positron-Emission Tomography Computed Tomography - instrumentation
Positron-Emission Tomography Computed Tomography - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Nuclear medicine
Abstract
Nuclear Medicine is a diagnostic modality which aims to image and in some cases quantify physiological processes in the body to highlight disease or injury. Within nuclear medicine, over the past few decades, major technological changes have occurred and concomitantly changes in the knowledge and skills required have had to evolve. One of the most significant technological changes has been the fusion of imaging technologies, to create hybrid systems such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MR. With these changes in mind, Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine provides a handy and informative guide to the purchase, clinical implementation and routine use of a SPECT/CT scanner. Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine will be a valuable resource for all personnel working in nuclear medicine and it will be of particular value to trainees.
Contents
Part I: Scientific Principles -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Basic Discussion on Electromagnetic Radiation: Gamma Radiation in Relation to SPECT Imaging -- 3. Basic Discussion on Electromagnetic Radiation: X-Rays in Relation to SPECT/CT Systems -- 4 Gamma Camera SPECT -- 5. Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Instrumentation, and Quality Control -- Part II: Selection and Design -- 6. Selecting an Appropriate SPECT/CT Scanner -- 7. Design of a Suitable Facility to House a SPECT/CT Scanner -- Part III: Clinical SPECT/CT -- 8. Clinical Utility (Applications) of SPECT/CT -- Part IV: Radiation Protection -- 9. Practical Radiation Dose and Practical Radiation Protection Considerations -- 10. Optimal Utilization of Imaging Parameters in CT Scanning: Uses of CT in Radionuclide Imaging – Different Manufacturer Approaches -- Part V: Imaging Principles -- 11. Cross-Sectional Anatomy in Multi-Planar Imaging -- 12. Radiological Contrast Media and Injector Systems -- 13. Practical Considerations for Performing Clinical SPECT/CT: Nuclear Cardiology; Respiratory; Oncology; Neuroendocrine; Infection; Trauma/Musculoskeletal; Neurological; Miscellaneous Techniques -- Index.
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