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60 years of survival outcomes at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters, Thomas W. Burke, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center's tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in ou…
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Rodriguez, M. Alma
Walters, Ronald S
Burke, Thomas W
Responsibility
M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters, Thomas W. Burke, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 346 p. : 124 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461451976
Subjects (MeSH)
Academies and Institutes - history
History, 20th century
History, 21st century
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Registries
Survival Analysis
Texas - epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Epidemiology
Abstract
This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center's tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in outcomes trends, where great progress has been made, and where there is still a long way to go, and offers a snapshot of the parallel history of developments in care. Such data is crucial to informing how patients are counseled, how treatment decisions are determined, and how prognoses are made. 60 Years of Survival Outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the only book to concurrently present longitudinal data on survival outcomes across the spectrum of rare and common cancers. Each chapter deals with a specific disease site, discussing current management approaches and presenting key data replete with illustrative charts, graphs, and tables. With the resources available only to the practitioners at this inimitable institution, this book heralds a cornerstone moment in the study of survival outcomes and the depth of our knowledge of cancer care.
Contents
Ch. 1:Introduction -- Ch. 2:History of MD Anderson's Tumor Registry -- Ch. 3:Statistical Methods -- Ch. 4:Breast Cancer -- Ch. 5:Prostate Cancer -- Ch. 6:Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Ch. 7:Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Ch. 8:Colon Cancer -- Ch. 9:Ovarian Cancer -- Ch. 10:Cervical Cancer -- Ch. 11:Endometrial Cancer -- Ch. 12:Pancreatic Cancer (Exocrine) -- Ch. 13:Kidney Cancer -- Ch. 14:Bladder Cancer -- Ch. 15:Cutaneous Melanoma -- Ch. 16:Liver Cancer -- Ch. 17:Esophageal Cancer -- Ch. 18:Gastric Cancer -- Ch. 19:Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- Ch. 20:Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma -- Ch. 21:Hodgkin Lymphoma -- Ch. 22:Non-Hodgkin Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma -- Ch. 23:Non-Hodgkin Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma -- Ch. 24:Multiple Myeloma -- Ch. 25:Head and Neck Cancer -- Ch. 26:Thyroid Cancer -- Ch. 27:Soft Tissue Sarcomas -- Ch. 28:Sarcomas of Bone -- Index.
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ACL Injury and Its Treatment

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Mitsuo Ochi, Konsei Shino, Kazunori Yasuda, Masahiro Kurosaka, editors. --Tokyo: Springer Japan , c2016.
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This volume presents detailed information on surgically relevant anatomy and histology of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), biomechanics, diagnostics, and ACL reconstruction. In light of the growing body of evidence demonstrating the advantages of anatomic ACL reconstruction over traditional methods, there are also discussions of single anteromedial bundle reconstruction and anatomic ACL reconstruction with abundant descriptions of experimental and clinical studies. In addition, particular …
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Ochi, Mitsuo
Shino, Konsei
Yasuda, Kazunori
Kurosaka, Masahiro
Responsibility
Mitsuo Ochi, Konsei Shino, Kazunori Yasuda, Masahiro Kurosaka, editors
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer Japan
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 562 p. : 255 illus., 182 illus. in color)
ISBN
9784431558583
9784431558569 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament - injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - methods
Anterior Cruciate Ligament - surgery
Knee Joint - anatomy & histology
Abstract
This volume presents detailed information on surgically relevant anatomy and histology of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), biomechanics, diagnostics, and ACL reconstruction. In light of the growing body of evidence demonstrating the advantages of anatomic ACL reconstruction over traditional methods, there are also discussions of single anteromedial bundle reconstruction and anatomic ACL reconstruction with abundant descriptions of experimental and clinical studies. In addition, particular attention is given not only to techniques such as ACL augmentation, bone-patella tendon-bone reconstruction and computer-assisted navigation, but it also presents expert analysis of revision of ACL reconstruction, complications, and the future perspectives of ACL reconstruction. Edited by authoritative orthopedic surgeon from the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS), this book provides up-to-date information for orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists specializing in the ACL. The research evidence will broaden readers' understanding and enable them to optimize outcomes for patients. As ACL rupture is a common injury especially for high-level athletes, it will also attract sports trainers and team physicians who are interested in a recent update on this field.
Contents
Part I. Anatomy and Histology of the ACL -- 1 Functional Anatomy of the ACL Fibers on the Femoral Attachment -- 2 The Anatomical Features of ACL Insertion Sites and Their Implications for Multi-Bundle Reconstruction -- 3 Discrepancy Between Macroscopic and Histological Observations -- 4 Tibial Insertion of the ACL: 3D-CT Images, Macroscopic, and Microscopic Findings -- 5 Mechanoreceptors in the ACL -- Part II. Biomechanics of the ACL -- 6 Mechanical Properties and Biomechanical Function of the ACL -- 7 Biomechanics of the Knee with Isolated One Bundle Tear of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament -- 8 Function and Biomechanics of ACL Remnant -- 9 Biomechanics of Single- and Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction -- 10 ACL Injury Mechanisms -- Part III. Diagnostics of ACL Injury -- 11 Physical Examinations and Device Measurements for ACL Deficiency -- 12 Diagnostics of ACL Injury Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) -- 13 Diagnosis of Injured ACL Using Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography: Usefulness for Preoperative Decision Making -- Part IV. Basic Knowledge of ACL Reconstruction -- 14 Graft Selection -- 15 Portal Placement -- 16 Femoral Bone Tunnel Placement -- 17 Tibial Bone Tunnel Placement in Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Hamstring Tendons -- 18 Tensioning and Fixation of the Graft -- 19 Tendon Regeneration after Harvest for ACL Reconstruction -- 20 Second-Look Arthroscopic Evaluation after ACL Reconstruction -- 21 Bone Tunnel Changes After ACL Reconstruction -- 22 Graft I impingement -- 23 Fixation Procedure -- Part V. Multiple bundle ACL Reconstruction -- 24 Single- vs. Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction -- 25 Anatomic Double-Bundle Reconstruction Procedure -- 26 Triple-Bundle ACL Reconstruction with the Semitendinosus Tendon Graft -- Part VI. ACL Augmentation -- 27 History and Advantages of ACL Augmentation -- 28 Surgical Technique of ACL Augmentation -- Part VII. ACL Reconstruction Using Bone-Patella Tendon-Bone -- 29 An Overview -- 30 Anatomical Rectangular Tunnel ACL Reconstruction with a Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft -- 31 Rectangular vs. Round Tunnel -- Part VIII. Computer-Assisted Navigation in ACL Reconstruction -- 32 Intraoperative Biomechanical Evaluation Using a Navigation System -- 33 Application of Computer-Assisted Navigation -- Part IX. ACL Injury in Patients with Open Physes -- 34 ACL Reconstruction with Open Physes -- 35 Avulsion Fracture of the ACL -- Part X. Revision ACL Reconstruction -- 36 Double-Bundle Technique -- 37 Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft via Round Tunnel -- 38 Anatomical Revision ACL Reconstruction with Rectangular Tunnel Technique -- 39 One- vs. Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction -- Part XI. Complications of ACL Reconstruction -- 40 Complications of ACL Reconstruction -- Part XII. Future of ACL Reconstruction -- 41 Future Challenges of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Biological Modulation Using a Growth Factor Application for Enhancement of Graft Healing -- 42 Strategies to Enhance Biological Tendon-Bobe Healing in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction -- 43 Tissue engineering approach for ACL healing.
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The active female : health issues throughout the lifespan

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Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Reid L. Norman, Mimi Zumwalt, editors. (Second edition) --New York: Springer , c2014.
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The purpose of the The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is twofold: (1) to increase the awareness of wellness and fitness issues for active females and their family members; and (2) to provide an avenue for medical practitioners, allied health professionals, health educators, and certified individuals in sports medicine to gain critical, updated knowledge of a field specific to active females. Part I of the book offers a foundation to help the reader understand …
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Robert-McComb, Jacalyn J
Norman, Reid L
Zumwalt, Mimi
Responsibility
Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Reid L. Norman, Mimi Zumwalt, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 595 pages)
ISBN
9781461488842 (electronic bk.)
9781461488835
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Promotion
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Physical Fitness
Women
Women's Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Women - Health and hygiene
Women - Nutrition
Physical fitness for women
Médecine
Abstract
The purpose of the The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is twofold: (1) to increase the awareness of wellness and fitness issues for active females and their family members; and (2) to provide an avenue for medical practitioners, allied health professionals, health educators, and certified individuals in sports medicine to gain critical, updated knowledge of a field specific to active females. Part I of the book offers a foundation to help the reader understand the interrelationship among body image concerns, the female reproductive cycle, and musculoskeletal anatomy/physiology of females that makes their health risks and concerns unique. Reproductive health is discussed by a prominent researcher in reproduction/endocrinology. An overview of the Female Athlete Triad which is a syndrome of three interrelated conditions (isordered eating, menstrual disturbances and bone loss) is presented in Part II. Physicians and certified professionals in sports medicine discuss the individual components of the triad, relating not only to the athletic female but also to the recreationally active woman throughout the lifespan. In Part III, Prevention and management of common musculoskeletal injuries is addressed by a female orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in treating female athletes. Finally, appropriate exercise and nutritional guidelines for active females are discussed in Parts IV-V of the book by certified professionals and licensed physicians in sports medicine. An invaluable addition to the literature, The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition will be of great interest to physicians, allied health care practitioners, medical/other wellness educators, and students who are interested in advancing women's health issues. Sports medicine specialists, family practitioners, gynecologists, team physicians, residents in sports medicine, athletic trainers, health educators, nurses, physicians assistants, physical therapists, sport psychologists, counselors, athletic trainers, and other members of the sports medicine team should also find this title of significant interest.
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[Machne generated contents note] pt. I Focusing on Active Female's Health Issues: Unique Gender Related Psychological and Physiological Characteristics of Females -- 1. Body Image Concerns Throughout the Lifespan / Marilyn Massey-Stokes -- 2. Reproductive Changes in the Female Lifespan / Reid L. Norman -- 3. Considerations of Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Anatomy / C. Roger James -- 4. The Human Menstrual Cycle / Reid L. Norman -- 5. Abnormal Menstrual Cycles / Reid L. Norman -- 6. Nutritional, Physical, and Psychological Stress and Functional Amenorrhea / Melissa R. Inigo -- 7. Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on the Acquisition of Peak Bone Mass / Brittany Dowling -- pt. II Disordered Eating Issues in the Active Female -- 8. Menstrual Dysfunction Screening and Management for Active Females / Jennifer J. Mitchell -- 9. Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating: A Global Perspective / Maesy Indigo -- 10. Disordered Eating Issues in Active Children and Adolescence / Lesley Carraway -- 11. The Physiology of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa / Annette Gary -- 12. The Female Athletic Triad: Disordered Eating, Amenorrhea, and Osteoporosis / Andrew Cisneros -- 13. Screening for Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders in Female Athletes / Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb -- 14. Evidence-Based Disordered Eating Prevention Programs for Active Females / Anna M. Tacon -- pt. III Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Active Females -- 15. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Preadolescent and Adolescent Female Athletes / Brittany Dowling -- 16. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Adult Female Athlete / Brittany Dowling -- 17. Prevention and Management of Common Exercise-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries During Pregnancy / Brittany Dowling -- 18. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Aging Female Athlete / Brittany Dowling -- 19. Osteoporosis and Current Therapeutic Management / Kellie F. Flood-Shaffer -- pt. IV Exercise Guidelines and Precautions for Active Females -- 20. Traditional and Nontraditional Empirically Based Exercise Programs for Active Females / Anna M. Tacon -- 21. Cardiovascular Exercise Guidelines for Children and Adolescent Women / Maria Fernandez-del-Valle -- 22. Resistance Training Guidelines for Active Females Throughout the Lifespan: Children, Adolescences, Adult Women, and the Aging Woman / Tyrel S. McCravens -- 23. Exercise Precautions for the Female Athlete: Signs of Overtraining / Lauren Gates -- 24. Excessive Exercise and Immunity: The J-Shaped Curve / Anna M. Tacon -- 25. Screening Tools for Excessive Exercise in the Active Female / Maria Fernandez-del-Valle -- 26. Exercise Prescription and Pregnancy / Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb -- pt. V Nutrition, Energy Balance, and Weight Control -- 27. Estimating Energy Requirements / Eduardo Iglesias-Gutierrez -- 28. Nutritional Guidelines for Active Children / Eduardo Iglesias-Gutierrez -- 29. Nutritional Guidelines and Energy Needs for the Female Athlete: Preventing Low Energy Availability and Functional Amenorrhea Through Diet / Angela Garcia Gonzalez -- 30. Ergogenic Aids and the Female Athlete / Fernando Naclerio -- 31. Nutritional Guidelines and Energy Needs During Pregnancy and Lactation / Lesley Carraway -- 32. Nutritional Guidelines, Energy Balance, and Weight Control: Issues for the Aging Active Female / Jose E. Almaraz Marroquin.
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Acute nursing care : recognising and responding to medical emergencies

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Ian Peate and Helen Dutton. (2nd ed.) --London, UK: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group , c2021.
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Using a body systems approach, and fully updated in light of new NEWS2 and NMC future nurse standards, as well as acknowledging the challenges faced by people with delirium in acute care settings, the second edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include recognition and identification of physiological and mental deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency …
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Peate, Ian
Other Authors
Dutton, Helen
Responsibility
Ian Peate and Helen Dutton
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781138352001
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies - nursing
Emergency Nursing - methods
Nursing Assessment
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Nursing
Abstract
Using a body systems approach, and fully updated in light of new NEWS2 and NMC future nurse standards, as well as acknowledging the challenges faced by people with delirium in acute care settings, the second edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include recognition and identification of physiological and mental deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.
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Acute pediatric neurology

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Thomas Sejersen, Ching H. Wang, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This book provides recommendations for evaluation and therapy in the area of acute pediatric neurology; these are presented didactically with frequent use of illustrations and algorithms. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss presenting symptoms of acute neurological conditions. The second part of the book covers major areas of acute pediatric neurology and each of these chapters has three key elements: description of presenting symptoms; recommended assessments; and recommended interv…
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Sejersen, Thomas
Wang, Ching H
Responsibility
Thomas Sejersen, Ching H. Wang, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 405 pages)
ISBN
9780857294913 (electronic bk.)
9780857294906
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Disease
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Nervous System Diseases - therapy
Neurologic Manifestations
Subjects (LCSH)
Pediatric neurology
Pediatric emergencies
Pediatric intensive care
Nervous System Diseases
Infant
Child
Adolescent
Critical Care
Emergency Treatment
Neurology
Pediatrics
Emergency medicine
Abstract
This book provides recommendations for evaluation and therapy in the area of acute pediatric neurology; these are presented didactically with frequent use of illustrations and algorithms. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss presenting symptoms of acute neurological conditions. The second part of the book covers major areas of acute pediatric neurology and each of these chapters has three key elements: description of presenting symptoms; recommended assessments; and recommended interventions.
Contents
Part I. Acute Neurological Symptoms -- Unconsciousness, Coma, and Death by Neurological Criteria -- Seizures -- Acute Headache -- Acute Disturbance of Motor Function -- Acute Disturbance of Vision -- Dizziness and Vertigo -- Acute Changes of Behavior and Memory -- Part II. Management of Acute Neurological Conditions -- Ischemic and Hypoxic Insults: Near Drowning, Asphyxia, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning -- Neurometabolic Crisis -- Approach to Childhood-Onset Muscle Cramps, Exercise Intolerance and Recurrent Myoglobinuria -- Management of Seizures and Status Epilepticus -- Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure -- Management of Migraine and Other Headaches -- Central Nervous System Infections (Bacteria and Parasites) -- Management of Acute Neuromuscular Disorders -- Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases -- Viral Infections, Autoimmune and Demyelinating Conditions of the Central Nervous System -- Spasticity, Dystonia, and Other Movement Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide -- Acute Pain.
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Adjusting to Diabetes

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IWK. Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1131
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When a child or youth is diagnosed with diabetes, it triggers a variety of changes in the family. Family routines and roles change, finances might be stretched, and family members deal with a list of new concerns. The time following diagnosis can be stressful.
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IWK. Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus - psychology
Family Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in children--Psychological aspects
Family--Psychological aspects
Abstract
When a child or youth is diagnosed with diabetes, it triggers a variety of changes in the family. Family routines and roles change, finances might be stretched, and family members deal with a list of new concerns. The time following diagnosis can be stressful.
Responsibility
IWK Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes), Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1131
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ADKAR : a model for change in business, government and our community

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Jeffrey M. Hiatt. --Loveland, CO: Prosci Learning Center Pub. , c2006.
Call Number
HD 58.8 H623 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Why do some changes fail while others succeed? How can you make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change? How can you lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career? After more than 14 years of research with corporate change, the ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforce) model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change management work into a simple, results oriented model. This model ties to…
Call Number
HD 58.8 H623 2006
Author
Hiatt, Jeffrey M
Responsibility
Jeffrey M. Hiatt
Place of Publication
Loveland, CO
Publisher
Prosci Learning Center Pub.
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
146 p.
ISBN
9781930885509
Subjects (MeSH)
Organizational Innovation
Leadership
Subjects (LCSH)
Organizational change
Organizational change--management
Leadership
Abstract
Why do some changes fail while others succeed? How can you make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change? How can you lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career? After more than 14 years of research with corporate change, the ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforce) model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change management work into a simple, results oriented model. This model ties together all aspects of change management including readiness assessments, sponsorship, communications, coaching, training and resistance management. All of these activities are placed into a framework that is oriented on the required phases for realizing change with individuals and the organization. The ADKAR perspective can help you develop a "new lens" through which to observe and influence change. You may be working for change in your public school system or in a small city council. You may be sponsoring change in your department at work. You may be observing large changes that are being attempted at the highest levels of government or you may be leading an enterprise-wide change initiative. The perspective enabled by the ADKAR model allows you to view change in a new way. You can begin to see the barrier points and understand the levers that can move your changes forward. ADKAR allows you to understand why some changes succeed while others fail. Most importantly, ADKAR can help your changes be a success. Based on research with more than 1100 companies from 59 countries, ADKAR is a simple and holistic way to manage change.
Contents
ADKAR: overview -- Awareness -- Desire -- Knowledge -- Ability -- Reinforcement -- The ADKAR model -- Building awareness -- Creating desire -- Developing knowledge -- Fostering ability -- Reinforcing change -- ADKAR enabling elements summary -- ADKAR applications.
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Book
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Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
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Adolescent Health and Wellbeing : Current Strategies and Future Trends

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Alessandro Pingitore, Francesca Mastorci, Cristina Vassalle, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book presents a detailed and updated review of the widespread changes that take place during adolescence, adopting a preventive perspective that reflects physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. It addresses a broad range of aspects, including: the preventive programs and their systemic effects; the role of environment in influencing the healthy behaviors of adolescents and young adults; the use of e-Health technology in health and behavioral interventions for adolescents; and t…
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Pingitore, Alessandro
Mastorci, Francesca
Vassalle, Cristina
Responsibility
Alessandro Pingitore, Francesca Mastorci, Cristina Vassalle, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 352 p.) : 45 illus., 37 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030258160
9783030258153 (Print ed.)
9783030258177 (Print ed.)
9783030258184 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Health Promotion
Preventive Medicine
Social Determinants of Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Pediatrics
Health promotion
Primary care (Medicine)
Medical policy
Child psychiatry
Specialty
Adolescent Health
Abstract
This book presents a detailed and updated review of the widespread changes that take place during adolescence, adopting a preventive perspective that reflects physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. It addresses a broad range of aspects, including: the preventive programs and their systemic effects; the role of environment in influencing the healthy behaviors of adolescents and young adults; the use of e-Health technology in health and behavioral interventions for adolescents; and the clinical and prognostic implications of primordial prevention in healthy adolescents. All of these elements are subsequently reviewed using a multidimensional approach, in order to offer extensive information on the complex changes that characterize adolescents’ physiological, psychological, and neurobiological development. In addition, the book depicts the preventive strategies currently used in various social settings (school, family, sport club, health policies) aimed not only at reducing lifestyle risk behaviors, but also at improving resilience, happiness, social involvement, self-esteem, and sociability. This update is essential in the light of the fact that, to date, prevention has mainly been directed towards adolescents with physical or mental disorders rather than their healthy peers. As such, the book offers a valuable tool for pediatricians, child and adolescents psychiatrists, and for all professionals involved in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Contents
Part I. Primordial Prevention: General Aspects - 1. Preventive Primordial Strategies: Times Are Changing -- 2. Fetal Programming of Adult Disease in a Translational Point of View -- 3. Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Mental Health in Young People: A Review of Reviews -- 4. Habits and Quality of Diet -- 5. Biochemical Markers in Primordial Prevention: Premises and Promises -- Part II. Adolescents’ Mental Health and Well-Being -- 6. Prenatal and Early Postnatal Influences on Neurodevelopment: The Role of Epigenetics -- 7. The Role of Environmental Enrichment on Neurodevelopment: Emotion Regulation in Adolescence as a Model Paradigm -- 8. Relationship Between Emotions, Sleep and Well-Being -- 9. Adolescents in the 21st Century: Back to Dialogue from Marked Lives vs Dreamed Lives -- Part III. Adolescence and the Social Determinants of Health -- 10. Adolescence and Social Determinants of Health: Family and Community -- 11. The Role of Well-Being in the School of Inclusion -- 12. Two-Faced Janus: The Role of Peers in Adolescence -- Part IV. The Digital Era in Adolescent’s Health and Well-Being -- 13. Adolescence Between Past and Future -- 14. e-Health Strategies -- 15. Images and Perspectives of Play for Children’s and Adolescents’ Well-being -- 16. New Perspectives for Multidisciplinary and Integrated Strategies of Adolescent Health and Well-being.
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Adult CNS Radiation Oncology : Principles and Practice

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Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as…
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Chang, Eric L.
Brown, Paul D.
Lo, Simon S.
Sahgal, Arjun
Suh, John H.
Responsibility
Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors
Alternate Title
Adult central nervous system radiation oncology
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 766 p.) : 349 illus., 257 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319428789
9783319428772 (print ed.)
9783319428796 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Central Nervous System Diseases - radiotherapy
Central Nervous System Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as well as secondary cancers of metastatic origin. The first half of the book is organized anatomically: tumors of the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, optic pathway, ocular choroid, and skull base. The second half covers primary CNS lymphoma, rare CNS tumors, metastatic brain disease, vascular conditions of the CNS, radiation-associated complications, and radiation modalities. Each chapter provides guidance on treatment field design, target delineation, and normal critical structure tolerance constraints in the context of the disease being treated. Learning objectives, case studies, and Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Medical Education-style questions and answers are incorporated throughout the book. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and fellows, but medical students may also find value in the text.
Contents
Part I. Brain Tumors: Benign -- Meningioma -- Pituitary Adenoma -- Craniopharyngioma -- Vestibular Schwannoma -- Part II. Brain Tumors: Malignant Gliomas -- Low Grade Glioma -- High Grade Gliomas -- Part III. Spine: Benign -- Schwannomas and Neurofibromas -- Spinal Meningioma -- Part IV. Spine: Malignant -- Astrocytic Tumors of Spinal Cord -- Spinal Cord Ependymoma -- Part V. Spine: Metastatic -- Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: Conventional Radiotherapy -- Vertebral Body Metastasis -- Part VI. Leptomeningeal Disease -- Evaluation and Workup of Leptomeningeal Disease -- Palliative Radiation Therapy for Leptomeningeal Disease -- Part VII. Optic Pathway Tumors -- Optic Pathway Gliomas -- Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma -- Part VIII. Ocular Oncology -- Uveal Melanoma -- Part IX. Skull Base Tumor -- Skull Base Tumors -- Part X. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Part XI. Rare Tumors -- Choroid Plexus Tumors -- Hemangiopericytoma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Hemangioblastomas -- NF2 Related Tumors and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors -- Germ Cell Tumors -- Pineal Region Tumors -- Glomus Tumors -- Adult Medulloblastoma -- Intracranial Ependymoma -- Central Neurocytoma -- Part XII. Metastatic Brain Disease -- Prognostic Classification Systems for Brain Metastases -- Neurosurgical Management of Single Brain Metastases -- Multiple Brain Metastases -- Postoperative Treatment for Brain Metastasis -- Part XIII. Vascular Conditions of the CNS -- Vascular Malformation -- Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Part XIV. Radiation Associated Complications -- Brain Radionecrosis -- Spinal Cord Tolerance and Risk of Radiation Myelopathy -- Radiation Optic Neuropathy -- Cerebral Atrophy and Leukoencephalopathy Following Cranial Irradiation -- Hypopituitarism -- Neurocognitive Changes -- Cranial Nerve Palsies, Vascular Damage, and Brainstem Injury -- Part XV. Radiation Modalities Applied to CNS Tumors -- 3-D Conformal Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy -- Linac Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy -- Gamma Knife’ Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypo-Fractionated Stereototatic Radiotherapy -- Spinal Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Proton Beam Therapy (For CNS Tumors) -- Brachytherapy.
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Advanced liver disease : changes in your quality of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
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Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have.…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have. The pamphlet explains why and when you should get help, how to get help, what other supports are available, and what to do if you need mental health help right away.
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Prepared by: Psychology, Multi Organ Transplant Program
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Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery

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Ovunc Bardakcioglu, editor. --Boston, MA: Springer US , c2015.
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This book bridges gap between the practicing community of surgeons and the surgical innovators, and it provides a foundation for all classic and new techniques in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. It provides tips and tricks that allow the user to move up the learning curve, manage difficult scenarios, overcome challenges, increase the utilization of minimal invasive techniques and decrease the conversion to open surgery. By enhancing the surgical tool box, the surgeon will be able to prog…
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Bardakcioglu, Ovunc
Responsibility
Ovunc Bardakcioglu, editor
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer US
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 259 p. : 194 illus., 185 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781489975317
9781489975300 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Colorectal surgery - methods
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures - methods
Robotic Surgical Procedures - methods
Abstract
This book bridges gap between the practicing community of surgeons and the surgical innovators, and it provides a foundation for all classic and new techniques in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. It provides tips and tricks that allow the user to move up the learning curve, manage difficult scenarios, overcome challenges, increase the utilization of minimal invasive techniques and decrease the conversion to open surgery. By enhancing the surgical tool box, the surgeon will be able to progress from the novice to the master. Rather than describing operative procedures, which may be very biased by an individual author, the guide provides alternative building blocks of various difficulty for different procedures, thereby allowing the surgeon to tailored surgery to patient and surgeon`s own comfort level and experience. Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery is an inspirational guide for the innovator of the future. This text allows surgeons of all levels to better adapt to inevitable changes in future techniques. Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery is of great value to general surgeons, colon and rectal surgeons, minimally invasive surgeons as well as residents and fellows.
Contents
Development of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery: History, Evidence, Learning Curve, and Current Adaptation -- Preoperative Planning and Postoperative Care in Minimal Invasive Colorectal Surgery -- Operating Room Setup and General Techniques in Minimal Invasive Colorectal Surgery -- Operating room setup and general techniques for robotic surgery -- Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: laparoscopic approach -- Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: hand-assisted laparoscopic approach -- Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: Single Port Laparoscopic Approach -- Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: laparoscopic intacorporeal anastomosis -- Right hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: robotic approach -- Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: single port robotic approach -- Right hemicolectomy and ileocecectomy: robotic intracorporeal anastomosis -- Transverse Colectomy: laparoscopic approach -- Sigmoid Colectomy and Left Hemicolectomy: laparoscopic approach -- Sigmoid Colectomy and Left Hemicolectomy: hand assisted laparoscopic approach -- Sigmoid colectomy and left hemicolectomy: single port laparoscopic approach -- Sigmoid colectomy and left hemiolectomy: robotic approach -- Proctectomy and Rectopexy: laparoscopic approach -- Proctectomy and Rectopexy: hybrid robotic approach -- Proctectomy: Total robotic approach -- Total colectomy and Proctocolectomy: laparoscopic approach -- Total Colectomy and Proctocolectomy: hand assisted laparoscopic approach -- Total Colectomy and Proctocolectomy:á single port laparoscopic approach -- Stoma Construction: Laparoscopic approach -- Stoma Construction: single port laparoscopic approach -- Transanal Endoscopic Surgery (TES) -- Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) -- Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS).
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Advanced Trauma and Surgery

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Xiaobing Fu, Liangming Liu, editors. --Singapore: Springer , 2017.
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This book discusses different aspects of trauma surgery, ranging from the various types of trauma and their management, infection, sepsis and inflammation to tissue injury and repair in trauma. It discusses cellular, molecular and genetic research findings and their role in pathogenesis in trauma and injury. In addition, it highlights the translational application of advanced theories and technologies in the management of trauma patients. This book is a valuable resource for anyone involved in …
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Fu, Xiaobing
Liu, Liangming
Responsibility
Xiaobing Fu, Liangming Liu, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 452 pages) : 71 illus., 52 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811024252
9789811024245 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care
Wounds and Injuries - therapy
Traumatology
Abstract
This book discusses different aspects of trauma surgery, ranging from the various types of trauma and their management, infection, sepsis and inflammation to tissue injury and repair in trauma. It discusses cellular, molecular and genetic research findings and their role in pathogenesis in trauma and injury. In addition, it highlights the translational application of advanced theories and technologies in the management of trauma patients. This book is a valuable resource for anyone involved in the management of severe trauma damage to tissues wanting to reduce early mortality and improve patients' quality of life. Editor Xiaobing Fu is a professor and director of the Key Laboratory of Wound Repair and Regenerative Medicine of PLA, The First Affiliated Hospital of the PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China. Professor Fu is also an academician of Chinese Academy Engineering. Editor Liangming Liu is a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns, and Combined Injury, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.
Contents
Damage Control Theory in Treatment of Multiple Injuries -- Open Abdomen Treatment for Severe Trauma -- Advances in the Management of Thoracic Trauma -- The Normalization and Promotion of Large Craniotomy Treatment for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury -- Current Developments on Traffic Medicine -- The Features of Explosive Fragments Induced Injury and Management -- Advances in Early Treatment of Combat and Traumatic Shock -- Calcium Desensitization Mechanism and Treatment for Vascular Hyporesponsiveness After Shock -- Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma-Shock -- Research Progress in Trauma Metabolism and Nutrition -- Metabolic Changes and Nutrition Therapy in Burn Patients -- Early Prediction and Prevention of Trauma-Related Infection/Sepsis -- Genetic Polymorphisms and Trauma Precision Medicine -- Novel Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Mediators in Sepsis -- Research Advances in Biomarker for Sepsis -- Trauma, Regulated Cell Death, and Inflammation -- To Explore Sepsis, We Need New Thought -- Regenerative Medicine in China: The Capacity, Capability and Reliability -- The Differences of Cell Biology in the Repair Process of Wound and Refractory Wound Surface -- Stem Cell Based Biotherapy for Radiation Related Injury -- Spinal Cord Injury and Regenerative Repair -- Cells Transplantation for the Repair of Peripheral Nerve Injuries -- Sweat Gland Regeneration: Basic Scientific Problems and Possible Technical Approaches.
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Advances in Geriatric Dermatology

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Anne Lynn S. Chang, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date. Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the pote…
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Chang, Anne Lynn S
Responsibility
Anne Lynn S. Chang, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 109 p. : 8 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319183800
9783319183794 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Skin Aging
Skin Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Abstract
This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date. Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the potential role of topical agents and procedures in reversing the aging process. Evidence-based prescribing in older patients is then explained, and the evidence relating to treatments for psoriasis, reviewed. Further chapters in Geriatric Dermatology address non-surgical treatment options for basal cell carcinoma, the increase in and management of sexually transmitted diseases in older dermatology patients, and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment. Case vignettes and informative illustrations assist the reader in quickly grasping the connection between an age-related process and its clinical impact. Geriatric Dermatology is written for dermatologists, research scientists with translational interest, geriatricians, and gerontologists.
Contents
Dermato-pharmacology in Older Patients -- Pruritus in Older Patients -- Aged-Related Changes in the Nails -- Hormonal Regulation and Systemic Signals of Skin Aging -- Psoriasis Therapy in the Geriatric Population -- Supportive Skin Care in Older Patients -- Long-Term Care Dermatology -- Evidence-Based Treatment of Actinic Keratoses in Older Adults -- Recent Advances in Skin Cancer Treatment in Older Adults.
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Advances in PET : The Latest in Instrumentation, Technology, and Clinical Practice

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Jun Zhang, Michael V. Knopp, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is a guide to new and emerging PET technology, instrumentation, and its place in clinical practice. PET technology is currently moving from the conventional photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector based PET to the new generation, solid state light sensor detector. This is a technological leap and holds significant implications for the use of PET imaging. This book introduces and describes the emerging and new generation of PET instrumentations and technologies across manufactures, focusin…
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Zhang, Jun
Knopp, Michael V.
Responsibility
Jun Zhang, Michael V. Knopp, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 107 p.)
ISBN
9783030430405
9783030430399 (Print ed.)
9783030430412 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Positron-Emission Tomography - instrumentation
Technology, Radiologic
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
This book is a guide to new and emerging PET technology, instrumentation, and its place in clinical practice. PET technology is currently moving from the conventional photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector based PET to the new generation, solid state light sensor detector. This is a technological leap and holds significant implications for the use of PET imaging. This book introduces and describes the emerging and new generation of PET instrumentations and technologies across manufactures, focusing on solid-state PET detector designs, system characteristics, and clinical practices as well as future advanced Time-of-Flight (TOF) PET technologies. Organized into three sections, the basics of PET imaging; solid state digital PET instrumentation, technology, and clinical practice; and a look to the future of PET imaging, chapters present a full picture of PET imaging, where we are and where we will be. Nuclear medicine physicians, physicists, and technologists can use this book to better understand future PET systems, novel PET technologies, and potential game changes of clinical PET practice.
Contents
Part I: Basics Science of Positron Emission Tomography -- 1. Current status of PET Technology -- 2. Current status and future directions of PET in clinical practice -- Part II: Solid State Digital PET Instrumentation, Technology and Clinical Practice -- 3. Introduction to silicon photomultipliers for time-of-flight PET -- 4. New Generation Silicon Photomultiplier-based Clinical PET/CT and PET/MR Systems -- 5. Solid State Digital Photon Counting PET/CT -- 6. Siemens Biograph Vision 600 -- Part III: Future Prospective of PET/CT Instrumentation and Technology -- 7. Future Prospects of TOF PET Instrumentation and Technology.
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Advice to the healer : on the art of caring

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Richard Colgan, author. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide.The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable informatio…
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Colgan, Richard
Responsibility
Richard Colgan, author
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 181 p. : 19 ill.)
ISBN
9781461451709
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care
Philosophy, Medical
Physician's Role - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Abstract
Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide.The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable information in one place, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, Second Edition, includes biographies of historical luminaries in medicine, tales from everyday practice, inspirational quotes and artwork, and advice for new and veteran healers alike. "Today, when medical education short-changes basic clinical skills in favor of technology, when many young clinicians seem to view medicine as a trade instead of a calling, and when we see practicing physicians hawking their services on roadside billboards, it is refreshing to read a book that extols medicine's rich history and traditional values." --Robert B. Taylor, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University.
Contents
Part I. Inspirational Perspectives from History -- -- Introduction -- Ancient times -- Chinese and medieval medicine -- The twentieth century -- Modern masters -- -- Part II. Practical Advice for the Modern-Day Healer -- -- Survival tips for the younger clinician -- Civility -- Lessons learned from private practice -- A doctor's journal -- Heal thyself -- The healer.
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Abdomen

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Alberto Di Giuseppe, Melvin A. Shiffman, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This comprehensive book covers anatomy, recent techniques, postoperative care, possible complications, and outcomes in aesthetic surgery of the abdomen. The extensive section on aesthetic procedures includes many important innovations in abdominoplasty. Detailed consideration is also given to the various potential complications, with guidance on their prevention, diagnosis, and management. The book is written by acknowledged experts in the topics on which they write. It will be of value for res…
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Di Giuseppe, Alberto
Shiffman, Melvin A
Responsibility
Alberto Di Giuseppe, Melvin A. Shiffman, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 556 p. : 454 illus., 446 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319200040
9783319200033 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdomen - surgery
Cosmetic Techniques
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Surgery, Plastic - methods
Abstract
This comprehensive book covers anatomy, recent techniques, postoperative care, possible complications, and outcomes in aesthetic surgery of the abdomen. The extensive section on aesthetic procedures includes many important innovations in abdominoplasty. Detailed consideration is also given to the various potential complications, with guidance on their prevention, diagnosis, and management. The book is written by acknowledged experts in the topics on which they write. It will be of value for residents and fellows and more experienced surgeons in the fields of plastic surgery, general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and general surgery.
Contents
History -- 1. History of abdominoplasty -- 2. Muscular anatomy of the abdominal wall -- 3. Vascular and neurologic anatomy of the abdominal wall -- 4. Anatomical illustration study of the abdominal wall and fat- techniques -- 5. The impact of the menstrual cycle on intra-operative and postoperative bleeding in abdominoplasty patients -- 6. The umbilical locator -- 7. Scarpa fascia preservation during abdominoplasty -- 8. Medial advancement of infra-umbilical scarpa's fascia improves waistline definition in "Brazilian" abdominoplasty -- 9. Progressive tension sutures in abdominoplasty -- 10. Evolution of the high-superior-tension lipoabdominoplasty: the high tension abdominoplasty -- 11. Lipoabdominoplasty with abdominal definition -- 12."Smile" plication abdominoplasty -- 13. Anchor line abdominoplasty -- 14. Circumferential abdominoplasty -- 15. A paradigm shift for abdominoplasty: transverse hypogastric plication without supraumbilical dissection, unrestricted liposuction, neoumbilicoplasty and low placement of the scar (tulua) -- 16. Abdominoplasty combined with cesarean section: discussion of the evidence -- 17. Lipoabdominoplasty -- 18. Modified combined lipoabdominoplasty without surgical drains -- 19. Vaser lipoabdominoplasty -- 20. Effectiveness and safety of combining laser-assisted liposuction and abdominoplasty -- 21. Abdominal contouring associated with other procedures -- 22. Modified abdominoplasty for patients with prune belly syndrome -- 23. Vaser abdominal contouring -- 24. Abdominoplasty access for desmoid tumor resection in the rectus abdominis muscle -- 25. Abdominal wall repair post hernia in kidney and liver transplantation and after gunshot wound -- 26. Abdominoplasty as the patient impetus for selection of the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator free flap donor site -- 27. Umbilicoplasty without external scar -- postoperative -- 28. Metabolic effect of abdominoplasty in the lipid profile of patients with dyslipidemia -- 29. Weight reduction following abdominoplasty -- 30. Ventilatory function in patients who underwent abdominoplasty with plication of the aponeurosis of the external oblique -- 31. C-reactive protein decrease after postbariatric abdominoplasty- complications -- 32. Complications of abdominoplasty -- 33. Retrospective analysis of never events in panniculectomy and abdominoplasty patients and their financial implications -- 34. Tension suture technique combined with lidocaine-adrenalin-saline-infiltration decreases complications in abdominoplasty -- 35. Acute abdomen after abdominoplasty: differential diagnosis -- 36. The impact of the menstrual cycle on intra-operative and postoperative bleeding in abdominoplasty patients -- 37. Maximizing chemoprophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in abdominoplasty -- 38. A study of postural changes after abdominal rectus plication abdominoplasty -- 39. Abdominoplasty complications and seroma. From prevention to effective treatment -- 40. Delayed complications in abdominoplasty: a case of a ten-year-old abdominoplasty abscess: a case of a 10-year-old abdominoplasty abscess -- 41. Acute esophageal dilation mimicking serious pulmonary complication after post-bariatric abdominoplasty -- 42. Hematological variables and iron status in abdominoplasty after bariatric surgery -- 43. Increased intraoperative bleeding in patients undergoing abdominoplasty after gastroplasty is not due to coagulopathy or vascular anatomic changes: outcomes, satisfaction -- 44. Comparison of short-term surgical outcomes between nhs and private sector abdominoplasty surgery -- 45. Outcomes of traditional cosmetic abdominoplasty in a community setting -- 46. Long-term ultrasonographic evaluation of midline aponeurotic plication during abdominoplasty -- 47. Complications and level of satisfaction after dermolipectomy and abdominoplasty post-bariatric surgery.
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After a liver transplant : changes in your mental health

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
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This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation - rehabilitation
Liver Transplantation - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
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Prepared by: Psychology, Multi-Organ Transplant Program
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The Ageing Immune System and Health

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Valquiria Bueno, Janet M. Lord, Thomas A. Jackson, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The present book intends to provide an update on immunosenescence and how deficiencies in the immune system contribute to a higher susceptibility to infections, decline in organ function, reduced vaccination responses, age-related disease and the ageing process itself, negatively affecting longevity. Our focus is on the main changes in immune system cells and their products occurring during the ageing process and the possible consequences for health and disease. This includes: discussion of the…
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Bueno, Valquiria
Lord, Janet M
Jackson, Thomas A
Responsibility
Valquiria Bueno, Janet M. Lord, Thomas A. Jackson, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 182 pages) : 19 illus., 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319433653
9783319433639 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - immunology
Immune System - physiopathology
Immunosenescence
Abstract
The present book intends to provide an update on immunosenescence and how deficiencies in the immune system contribute to a higher susceptibility to infections, decline in organ function, reduced vaccination responses, age-related disease and the ageing process itself, negatively affecting longevity. Our focus is on the main changes in immune system cells and their products occurring during the ageing process and the possible consequences for health and disease. This includes: discussion of the modulatory and/or suppressive mechanisms associated with the alterations in T regulatory cells, B regulatory cells and Myeloid Derived Suppressor cells; changes in the immune system observed in chronic neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, lung disease and frailty will also be discussed. Most importantly we provide recent literature information about possible interventions (focusing on physical activity) that could alleviate the negative effects of immunosenescence. The Ageing Immune System and Health is a comprehensive guide on the field intended to all physicians, researchers, professors and students interested on relationship between immune system, ageing and health.
Contents
1. Innate Immunosenescence and Its Impact on Health in Old Age -- 2. Effects of Ageing on Adaptive Immune Responses -- 3. The DNA Methylome: An Interface Between the Environment, Immunity, and Ageing -- 4. The Role of CMV in Immunosenescence -- 5. Effects of Ageing on the Vaccination Response -- 6. Immunosenescence and the Ageing Lung -- 7. Cancer, Ageing and Immunosenescence -- 8. Immune to Brain Communication in Health, Age and Disease: Implications for Understanding Age-Related Neurodegeneration -- 9. Frailty and Ageing -- 10. Lifestyle Interventions to Improve Immunesenescence.
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Age-Related Changes of the Human Eye

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edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Cavallotti, Carlo A. P
Other Authors
Cerulli, Luciano
Responsibility
edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597455077
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Eye Diseases - physiopathology
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Ophthalmology
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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.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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