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COVID-19 discharge checklist

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37449
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2220
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This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2220
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COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37536
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2254
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Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
[COVID-19 discharge checklist]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à votre équipe de soins de santé avant de quitter l'hôpital est incluse. Un espace est prévu à la fin du guide pour écrire les réponses à ces questions après avoir parlé à votre équipe soignante.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2220, "COVID-19 Discharge Checklist". This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2254
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[COVID-19 discharge checklist]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37560
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2257
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2257
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Supporting your recovery from COVID-19

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2219
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Recovering from COVID-19 is different for everyone. It does not matter how old you are or how healthy you were before you got COVID-19. Some people feel better in a few weeks. For others, it may take months. This guide gives important information about recovering from COVID-19. Topics include what to do if you have shortness of breath (feeling out of breath), when you can start exercising, how you can go back to doing your day-to-day activities safely, how you can manage your energy, and what t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Supporting your recovery from coronavirus
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (27 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Recovering from COVID-19 is different for everyone. It does not matter how old you are or how healthy you were before you got COVID-19. Some people feel better in a few weeks. For others, it may take months. This guide gives important information about recovering from COVID-19. Topics include what to do if you have shortness of breath (feeling out of breath), when you can start exercising, how you can go back to doing your day-to-day activities safely, how you can manage your energy, and what to do if you are stressed, anxious or depressed. Information is provided on what to do if you have problems with your voice, eating, drinking, swallowing, attention, memory, or thinking clearly. Resources for COVID-19 and long COVID are listed. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2219
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Pocket Field Guide for Disaster Health Professionals : Missioncraft in Disaster Relief® Series

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David A. Bradt, Christina M. Drummond. --Cham: Springer ; DMCIS, Disaster Medical Coordination International Society , c2020.
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The Pocket Field Guide for Disaster Health Professionals. Missioncraft in Disaster Relief is a disaster management toolkit containing briefing checklists, systems profiles, assessment forms, reporting templates, project management worksheets, and other tools required in the field. It also provides mission-critical technical reference information adapted from internationally recognized sources. “Missioncraft” is the art and science of preparing and conducting effective field operations. This Fie…
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Author
Bradt, David A.
Other Authors
Drummond, Christina M.
Other Authors
Disaster Medical Coordination International Society
Responsibility
David A. Bradt, Christina M. Drummond.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer ; DMCIS, Disaster Medical Coordination International Society
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 311 p.) : 7 illus., 2 illus. in color
Series
Missioncraft in Disaster Relief Series
ISBN
9783030048013
9783030048006 (Print ed.)
9783030048020 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine - methods
Needs Assessment
Relief Work
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Abstract
The Pocket Field Guide for Disaster Health Professionals. Missioncraft in Disaster Relief is a disaster management toolkit containing briefing checklists, systems profiles, assessment forms, reporting templates, project management worksheets, and other tools required in the field. It also provides mission-critical technical reference information adapted from internationally recognized sources. “Missioncraft” is the art and science of preparing and conducting effective field operations. This Field Guide enables disaster health professionals to collect and analyze critical information and then implement high-impact interventions in field settings. Tools and reference information are structured in a concise, comprehensive, structured format. Sections are arranged in logical order of relief operations to facilitate application in key field activities. The Pocket Field Guide for Disaster Health Professionals is an authoritative resource for field-based clinical and public health providers responsible for health outcomes of disaster-affected populations, team leaders and medical coordinators in governmental, non-governmental, Red Cross, and UN agencies, information and program staff supporting technical best practices in relief operations and trainers preparing health professionals for field missions.
"Disaster health professionals are burdened with data overload, information poverty, and the relentless pace of just-intime decision-making. They must possess the technical competence to render an informed opinion, the administrative authority to mobilize resources, and the organizational responsibility for outcomes. They need a rich, portable fund of knowledge and state-of-the-art tools. This Field Guide focuses on their needs. It provides simple and versatile instruments for multitasking health professionals working under tight deadlines in urgent settings. The goal is to help standardize and improve professional practice—especially for disaster health coordinators. The Field Guide is not intended for medical tourists."--Introduction.
Contents
1. Field Briefing -- 2. Field Assessment -- 3. Field Recommendations -- 4. Field Reporting -- 5. Field Project and Staff Management -- 6. Medical Coordination -- 7. Technical Annexes -- 8. Resilience and Reentry.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Online
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Phase I Oncology Drug Development

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Timothy A. Yap, Jordi Rodon, David S. Hong, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides a detailed review of how oncology drug development has changed over the past decade, and serves as a comprehensive guide for the practicalities in setting up phase I trials. The book covers strategies to accelerate the development of novel antitumor compounds from the laboratory to clinical trials and beyond through the use of innovative mechanism-of-action pharmacodynamic biomarkers and pharmacokinetic studies. The reader will learn about all aspects of modern phase I trial …
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Yap, Timothy A.
Rodon, Jordi
Hong, David S.
Responsibility
Timothy A. Yap, Jordi Rodon, David S. Hong, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 352 p.) : 47 illus., 45 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030476823
9783030476816 (Print ed.)
9783030476830 (Print ed.)
9783030476847 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents
Clinical Trials, Phase I as Topic
Drug Development
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacology
Abstract
This book provides a detailed review of how oncology drug development has changed over the past decade, and serves as a comprehensive guide for the practicalities in setting up phase I trials. The book covers strategies to accelerate the development of novel antitumor compounds from the laboratory to clinical trials and beyond through the use of innovative mechanism-of-action pharmacodynamic biomarkers and pharmacokinetic studies. The reader will learn about all aspects of modern phase I trial designs, including the incorporation of precision medicine strategies, and approaches for rational patient allocation to novel anticancer therapies. Circulating biomarkers to assess mechanisms of response and resistance are changing the way we are assessing patient selection and are also covered in this book. The development of the different classes of antitumor agents are discussed, including chemotherapy, molecularly targeted agents, immunotherapies and also radiotherapy. The authors also discuss the lessons that the oncology field has learnt from the development of hematology-oncology drugs and how such strategies can be carried over into therapies for solid tumors. There is a dedicated chapter that covers the specialized statistical approaches necessary for phase I trial designs, including novel Bayesian strategies for dose escalation. This volume is designed to help clinicians better understand phase I clinical trials, but would also be of use to translational researchers (MDs and PhDs), and drug developers from academia and industry interested in cancer drug development. It could also be of use to phase I trial study coordinators, oncology nurses and advanced practice providers. Other health professionals interested in the treatment of cancer will also find this book of great value.
Contents
1. The Development of a Drug: A Pharmaceutical Drug Development Perspective -- 2. Paradigms in Cancer Drug Development: A Universe with Many Galaxies -- 3. Preclinical Studies to Enable First in Human Clinical Trials -- 4. Practicalities of Setting Up a Phase I Clinical Trial Unit Within an Academic Center -- 5. Novel Trial Designs for Early Phase Clinical Trials -- 6. Examining Performance of Phase I Designs: 3+3 Versus Bayesian Optimal Interval (BOIN) -- 7. Considerations for the Attribution and Management of Toxicities in Phase I Clinical Trials -- 8. Strategies for Incorporating Pharmacokinetic Studies into Oncology Phase I Trials -- 9. Development of Pharmacodynamic Biomarkers for Phase I Trials -- 10. Efficacy Considerations in Phase I Trials -- 11. Considerations for the Development of Novel Chemotherapies and Antibody Drug Conjugates in Phase I Trials -- 12. Development of Molecularly Targeted Agents in Early Phase Clinical Trials -- 13. Incorporating Precision Medicine into Phase I Clinical Trials -- 14. Incorporating Circulating Biomarkers into Clinical Trials -- 15. Development of Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Early Phase Clinical Trials -- 16. Radiotherapy Considerations and Strategic Approaches in Phase I Trials -- 17. The Paradigm of Early Phase Studies in Hematological Malignancies -- 18. Pharmacokinetic Considerations for Organ Dysfunction Clinical Trials in Early Drug Development.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults : A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide

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Tolly E. G. Epstein, Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This comprehensive book presents an evidence-based approach to treating asthma in adults aged 65 and older, a vulnerable subset of patients who are more likely to experience higher morbidity and mortality rates, and often enduring higher financial burdens related to treatment. Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults: A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide is a unique resource, providing an up-to-date review of medication strategies, how asthma phenotypes and treatment decisions interact, and how con…
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Other Authors
Epstein, Tolly E.G.
Nyenhuis, Sharmilee M.
Responsibility
Tolly E. G. Epstein, Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 158 p.) : 11 illus., 8 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030205546
9783030205539 (Print ed.)
9783030205553 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Asthma - therapy
Specialty
Geriatrics
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This comprehensive book presents an evidence-based approach to treating asthma in adults aged 65 and older, a vulnerable subset of patients who are more likely to experience higher morbidity and mortality rates, and often enduring higher financial burdens related to treatment. Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults: A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide is a unique resource, providing an up-to-date review of medication strategies, how asthma phenotypes and treatment decisions interact, and how controlling asthma triggers impacts long-term asthma outcomes in older patients. Additionally, the book incorporates recent advances in alternative therapies that improve the patient’s quality of life. Opening discussions address the unique challenges of the differential diagnosis of asthma in older adults, as well as an examination of the significant medical comorbidities that co-exist with asthma. Subsequent chapters provide strategies to optimizing asthma management in this specific population, including information on case management that will assist allied health providers. Finally, the book closes with an analysis of several novel targets for therapy to treat severe asthma including biologics, macrolides and bronchial thermoplasty. Written by experts in the field, Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults: A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide is an indispensable resource for allergists, pulmonologists, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and all other allied clinicians.
Contents
1. Scope of the Burden of Asthma in Older Adults -- 2. Difficulties in Physician and Self-Perception of Asthma in Older Adults -- 3. Objective Testing for Asthma in Older Adults -- 4. Distinguishing Asthma from Comorbid Conditions in Older Adults -- 5. Recent Barriers to Effective Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults and Strategies to Address Them -- 6. Medication Efficacy and Side Effects in Older Asthmatics -- 7. Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults with Significant Medical Comorbidities -- 8. Shared Decision-Making and Strategies to Optimize Adherence in Older Asthmatics -- 9. How Care Coordinators and Other Nursing Professionals Can Help Optimize Care of Asthma in Older Adults -- 10. Asthma Phenotypes of Older Adults -- 11. Controlling Triggers for Asthma in Older Adults: Environmental Allergens, Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollutants, and Infection -- 12. Novel and Alternative Therapies for Asthma in Older Adults.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Care coordination : a blueprint for action for RNs

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Gerri Lamb, Robin Newhouse. --Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association , c2018.
Call Number
WY 18.2 L218 2018
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Care Coordination : A Blueprint for Action for RNs, [the sequel to the ANA's Care Coordination: the Game Changer] helps today's nurses reclaim this critical practice domain. It explores key issues in care coordination and offers timely, strategic actions nurses can take right now to identify opportunities and overcome barriers. It also includes critical resources for nurse care coordinators.
Call Number
WY 18.2 L218 2018
Author
Lamb, Gerri
Other Authors
Newhouse, Robin
Responsibility
Gerri Lamb, Robin Newhouse
Alternate Title
Blueprint for action for registered nurses
Place of Publication
Silver Spring, MD
Publisher
American Nurses Association
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
125 p.
ISBN
9781558107038
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Nursing
Nursing Care
Quality of Health Care
Specialty
Nursing
Abstract
Care Coordination : A Blueprint for Action for RNs, [the sequel to the ANA's Care Coordination: the Game Changer] helps today's nurses reclaim this critical practice domain. It explores key issues in care coordination and offers timely, strategic actions nurses can take right now to identify opportunities and overcome barriers. It also includes critical resources for nurse care coordinators.
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Copies
6
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers : A Clinician's Guide

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Sarah Y. Vinson, Ebony S. Vinson, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book contains practical, clinical information for responding to the increasing unmet mental health needs of pediatric populations. Edited by mental health experts with hands-on experience working in primary care, this book describes the most common pediatric psychiatric concerns that are most appropriately treated by PCPs and integrated care teams and it is written specifically for such providers. It also provides clinical pearls for diagnosis, behavioral interventions, and pharmacologic i…
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Vinson, Sarah Y.
Vinson, Ebony S.
Responsibility
Sarah Y. Vinson, Ebony S. Vinson, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 216 p.) : 6 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319903507
9783319903491 (print ed.)
9783319903514 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry
Mental Disorders - therapy
Mental Health Services
Primary Health Care
Specialty
Mental Health
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book contains practical, clinical information for responding to the increasing unmet mental health needs of pediatric populations. Edited by mental health experts with hands-on experience working in primary care, this book describes the most common pediatric psychiatric concerns that are most appropriately treated by PCPs and integrated care teams and it is written specifically for such providers. It also provides clinical pearls for diagnosis, behavioral interventions, and pharmacologic interventions in order to inform early identification and treatment, which can change the trajectory of mental illness in youth. With broad applicability, the tools in this text can be used in urban, suburban, rural, resource-rich and resource-poor communities alike as well as in clinics that have varying degrees of mental health care integration. Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers: A Clinician's Guide is the ultimate resource for primary care clinicians and all members of integrated care teams working with children, including onsultant psychiatrists and psychologists, pediatricians, family physicians, social workers, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses, and care coordinators.
Contents
Part I. Over-Arching Topics -- Reflections on Resilience in At-Risk Youth -- Cultural Considerations -- Trauma -- Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury -- Pediatric Mental Health Assessment in the Primary Care Setting -- Interfacing with the Mental Health Care System -- Interfacing with the School System -- Measurement Based Care -- Medicolegal Considerations in Prescribing Psychiatric Medications to Youth -- Part II. Diagnosis Chapters -- Depression -- Anxiety -- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- Oppositional Defiant Disorder -- Autism Spectrum Disorders -- Substance Use Disorder -- Appendix A: Quick Notes on CPT Coding -- Appendix B: Figures and Tables Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Management of Wilson Disease : A Pocket Guide

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Michael L. Schilsky, editor. --Cham: Humana Press , c2018.
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This pocket guide provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the pathogenesis, treatment, and management of Wilson disease. Drawing upon expertise from the Center of Excellence at Yale University in liver disease, neurology, and psychiatry for adult and pediatric patients, as well as dieticians, clinical trial coordinators, representatives from the Wilson Disease Association and outside experts from the US and UK as well, this guide provides a balanced and easy to digest approach to under…
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Other Authors
Schilsky, Michael L
Responsibility
Michael L. Schilsky, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 250 p.) : 19 illus. in color
Series Title
Clinical gastroenterology
ISBN
9783319915272
9783319915265 (print ed.)
9783319915289 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7399
Subjects (MeSH)
Hepatolenticular Degeneration - therapy
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Abstract
This pocket guide provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the pathogenesis, treatment, and management of Wilson disease. Drawing upon expertise from the Center of Excellence at Yale University in liver disease, neurology, and psychiatry for adult and pediatric patients, as well as dieticians, clinical trial coordinators, representatives from the Wilson Disease Association and outside experts from the US and UK as well, this guide provides a balanced and easy to digest approach to understanding treatment and care for Wilson disease patients. The text reviews different treatment options and other care needed to address clinical symptoms, as well as the testing needed for monitoring efficacy and adherence. Furthermore, the volume discusses these issues in the context of a best care model, which is an integrative care model where patients and their caregivers partner with Centers of Excellence with expertise in this rare disorder, to achieve best long-term outcomes. Written by experts in the field, Management of Wilson Disease: A Pocket Guide is a valuable resource for clinicians and primary care physicians who treat patients with Wilson disease.
Contents
Introduction to Copper Metabolism and Wilson Disease -- Diagnosis Confirmation and Screening of Wilson Disease -- Treatment Options for Wilson Disease -- Dietary Copper and Diet Issues for Patients with Wilson Disease -- Treating other Symptoms of Wilson Disease: The Liver -- Treatment of Neurological Symptoms in Wilson Disease -- Psychiatric Aspects of Wilson Disease -- Monitoring Treatment of Wilson Disease -- Unique Pediatric Aspects of Wilson Disease -- Wilson Disease: Special Circumstances -- Liver Transplantation for Wilson Disease -- Partnering for Care of Wilson Disease -- Clinical Research Participation -- The Social and Emotional Impact of Wilson Disease on Patients and Families.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Contemporary Kidney Transplantation

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Carlo Gerardo B. Ramirez, Jerry McCauley, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to successful kidney transplantation in the highly regulated environment of today. It covers the history of kidney transplant to highlight innovations that have made kidney transplantation so successful as well as the new deceased donor kidney allocation strategy and postulates what types of changes might occur with this new policy. The book highlights special areas of nephrology concern in kidney transplantation, especially diseases likely to recur foll…
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Other Authors
Ramirez, Carlo Gerardo B.
McCauley, Jerry
Responsibility
Carlo Gerardo B. Ramirez, Jerry McCauley, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 437 p.) : 103 illus., 74 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
Organ and tissue transplantation
ISBN
9783319196176
9783319196169 (print ed.)
ISSN
2570-1592
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Transplantation
Notes
"eReference"--Publisher.
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive guide to successful kidney transplantation in the highly regulated environment of today. It covers the history of kidney transplant to highlight innovations that have made kidney transplantation so successful as well as the new deceased donor kidney allocation strategy and postulates what types of changes might occur with this new policy. The book highlights special areas of nephrology concern in kidney transplantation, especially diseases likely to recur following transplant. It deals with many of the medications used in kidney transplantation including different commonly used antirejection protocols. It also provides a complete reference on the various operations involved in kidney transplantation. The text includes detailed pictures and surgical technique sections on cadaveric kidney transplantation and living kidney transplantation. It includes information on living kidney donation surgery with a chapter dedicated to the minimally invasive techniques that have been popularized in the last fifteen years. Some coverage on open living kidney donation is presented. Included in this section is discussions of how to handle certain operative challenges like severe atherosclerosis, venous sclerosis and various urinary system aberrancies. Comprehensive coverage of common surgical complications is presented including management of urinary strictures, urinary leaks, lymphoceles, vascular problems following transplant, and what steps shoul d be taken when an early kidney transplant biopsy is necessary. It also covers in detail what is required for maintenance of health after kidney transplantation including the major risks for graft loss as well as what disease processes kidney transplant patients are particularly vulnerable to.
Contents
History of kidney transplantation -- Recipient Selection -- Indications and contraindications -- Evaluation and selection -- Special considerations in highly sensitized candidates -- Waitlist maintenance -- Donor Selection -- Living donor -- Deceased donor -- Standard criteria donors -- Extended criteria donors -- HBsAg, HBcAb+, HCV donors -- CDC high risk donors -- Donors on ECMO -- Surgical Technique -- Organ preservation and preparation -- Recipient kidney transplantation surgical technique -- Live donor nephrectomy -- Kidney Transplantation with other organs -- Anesthesia Management -- Organ Procurement Organization and New Kidney Allocation -- History and rationale for the change -- Recent changes and what they will mean -- Allocation policies in EU, UK, and other countries -- Geographic Variations in Kidney Access- Final Rule Wida (UNOS) -- Vulnerable Populations -- Special Consideration in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation -- Necessary components of a living donor team -- Living kidney donor paired exchanges -- Early and Late Course after Kidney Transplantation -- Early complications after kidney transplantation -- Late complications after kidney transplantation -- Immunology of Kidney Transplantation -- Pathology of Kidney Transplantation -- Radiology of Kidney Transplantation -- Radiology in kidney transplantation -- The role of Interventional radiology -- Transplant Immunosuppression -- History of immunosuppression: an overview -- Special consideration -- Tolerance: The Holy grail of Transplantation -- Infection in Kidney Transplanation -- The Contemporary Successful Kidney Transplant Program -- The Regulatory Environment -- Quality measure of a contemporary kidney transplant program -- The role of transplant coordinators -- The finance of kidney transplantation -- Kidney transplantation in the third millennium in North America: the strategy for success -- Legal issues of transplant programs in North America in the third millennium -- Epidemiology of Kidney Transplantation -- Ethics of Transplantation -- Psychosocial and financial Aspects of Transplantation -- Pediatric Transplantation -- Special Topics -- Pregnancy after Kidney Transplantation -- Future Directions.
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Contemporary Liver Transplantation : The Successful Liver Transplant Program

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Cataldo Doria, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2017.
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Contemporary Liver Transplantation provides a comprehensive review of the most crucial and provocative aspects of liver transplantation. It represents a unique source of information and guidance for the current generation of transplant surgeons that evolved from being pure clinicians into savvy administrators knowledgeable in every regulatory aspect governing transplantation. The book contains 35 chapters covering every single aspect of the surgical operation in the donors as well as the recipi…
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Doria, Cataldo
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Cataldo Doria, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 648 pages) : 150 illus., 88 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
Organ and tissue transplantation
ISBN
9783319072098
9783319072081 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation
Notes
"eReference"--Publisher.
Abstract
Contemporary Liver Transplantation provides a comprehensive review of the most crucial and provocative aspects of liver transplantation. It represents a unique source of information and guidance for the current generation of transplant surgeons that evolved from being pure clinicians into savvy administrators knowledgeable in every regulatory aspect governing transplantation. The book contains 35 chapters covering every single aspect of the surgical operation in the donors as well as the recipients of liver transplants. The pre-operative work-up, as well as the post-operative immunosuppression management, and the treatment of recurrent diseases are addressed in detail. Single chapters are dedicated to controversial issues like transplantation in patients diagnosed with NASH, transplantation for patients diagnosed with HCC beyond Milan criteria, and usage of HIV positive donors. Dedicated chapters on HCV, HCC, FHF, and NASH will make this book a unique resource for any health care provider part of the multidisciplinary liver transplant team. The book goes beyond the analysis of the formal medical and surgical aspects of liver transplantation and introduces deep knowledge on key aspects of contemporary transplant programs, such as: physical rehabilitation, palliative care, pregnancy, the multiple requirements of regulatory agencies ruling transplantation, quality measurements for transplant programs, finance and liability. The book is organized in 9 sections focusing on each key aspect of liver transplantation. Contemporary Liver Transplantation addresses the need and the questions of of the multidisciplinary group involved including surgeons, Hepatologists , anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists, radiologists, transplant coordinators, financial specialists, epidemiologists and administrators.
Contents
Part I. Historical Perspective -- 1. History of Liver and Other Splanchnic Organ Transplantation -- Part II. The Operation -- 2. Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Indications and Contraindications -- 3. Donor Operation -- 4. Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Surgical Techniques -- 5. Split Liver Transplantation -- 6. Live Donor Liver Transplant -- 7. Minimally Invasive Live Donor Liver Hepatectomy -- 8. Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Complications -- Part III. Anesthesia Management -- 9. Anesthesia Management of Liver Transplantation -- 10. Hepatopulmonary Syndrome and Portopulmonary Hypertension -- Part IV. Transplant Hepatology -- 11. NASH: The Ethical Dilemma -- 12. Fulminant Hepatic Failure: Diagnosis and Management -- 13. Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A New Era -- 14. Infections and Sepsis After Liver Transplantation -- 15. Liver Transplantation for HCC: The Milan Criteria -- 16. HCC: The San Francisco Criteria -- 17. Downstaging Hepatocellular Carcinoma for Liver Transplantation -- 18. Systemic Chemotherapy in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation -- 19. Combined Transplantations -- Part V. Immunology and Pathology of Liver Transplant -- 20. Immunology of Liver Transplantation -- 21. Pathology of Liver Transplantation -- Part VI. Radiology and Liver Transplantation -- 22. Radiology in Liver Transplantation -- 23. Interventional Radiology for the Pre-transplant Patient -- Part VII. Basic Science in Liver Transplantation -- 24. Xenotransplantation -- 25. Cell Therapy for Liver Failure: A New Horizon -- Part VIII. Special Topics -- 26. Pregnancy After Liver Transplantation -- 27. Palliative Care in Liver Transplantation: When to Consult a Specialist -- 28. Artificial Liver Treatment: When and Which One? -- 29. Liver Autotransplantation from the Labs to the Ante-situm Procedure: A Long Journey -- 30. Role of Integrative Medicine in Liver Transplantation -- 31. Liver Transplantation: Medical Home -- Part IX. The Contemporary Successful Liver Transplant Program -- 32. Regulatory Agencies in Transplantation -- 33. Quality Measure of a Contemporary Liver Transplant Program -- 34. Role of the Transplant Coordinator -- 35. Finance of Liver Transplantation -- America: The Strategy for Success -- 37. Transplant Program Liability and Risk Factors for Litigation.
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Contemporary Liver Transplantation : The Successful Liver Transplant Program

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edited by Cataldo Doria. --Cham: Springer , c2017.
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Contemporary Liver Transplantation provides a comprehensive review of the most crucial and provocative aspects of liver transplantation. It represents a unique source of information and guidance for the current generation of transplant surgeons that evolved from being pure clinicians into savvy administrators knowledgeable in every regulatory aspect governing transplantation. The book contains 35 chapters covering every single aspect of the surgical operation in the donors as well as the recipi…
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edited by Cataldo Doria
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (900 p.) : 350 illus., 150 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
Organ and tissue transplantation
ISBN
9783319055435
ISSN
2570-1592
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Transplantation
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
Contemporary Liver Transplantation provides a comprehensive review of the most crucial and provocative aspects of liver transplantation. It represents a unique source of information and guidance for the current generation of transplant surgeons that evolved from being pure clinicians into savvy administrators knowledgeable in every regulatory aspect governing transplantation. The book contains 35 chapters covering every single aspect of the surgical operation in the donors as well as the recipients of liver transplants. The pre-operative work-up, as well as the post-operative immunosuppression management, and the treatment of recurrent diseases are addressed in detail. Single chapters are dedicated to controversial issues like transplantation in patients diagnosed with NASH, transplantation for patients diagnosed with HCC beyond Milan criteria, and usage of HIV positive donors. Dedicated chapters on HCV, HCC, FHF, and NASH will make this book a unique resource for any health care provider part of the multidisciplinary liver transplant team. The book goes beyond the analysis of the formal medical and surgical aspects of liver transplantation and introduces deep knowledge on key aspects of contemporary transplant programs, such as: physical rehabilitation, palliative care, pregnancy, the multiple requirements of regulatory agencies ruling transplantation, quality measurements for transplant programs, finance and liability. The book is organized in 9 sections focusing on each key aspect of liver transplantation. Contempory Liver Transplantation addresses the need and the questions of of the multidisciplinary group involved including surgeons, hepatologists , anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists, radiologists, transplant coordinators, financial specialists, epidemiologists and administrators.
Contents
Anesthesia Management of Liver Transplantation -- Artificial Liver Treatment, When and Which One? -- Cell Therapy for Liver Failure: A New Horizon -- Combined Transplantations -- Donor Operation -- Downstaging Hepatocellular Carcinoma for Liver Transplantation -- Finance of Liver Transplantation -- Fulminant Hepatic Failure: Diagnosis and Management -- HCC: The San Francisco Criteria -- Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A New Era -- Hepatopulmonary Syndrome and Portopulmonary Hypertension -- History of Liver and Other Splanchnic Organ Transplantation -- Immunology of Liver Transplantation -- Infections and Sepsis After Liver Transplantation -- Interventional Radiology for the Pre-Transplant Patient -- Live Donor Liver Transplant -- Liver Autotransplantation from the Labs to the Ante-situm Procedure: A Long Journey -- Liver Transplantation for HCC: The Milan Criteria -- Liver Transplantation in the Third Millennium in North America: The Strategy for Success -- Liver Transplantation – Medical Home -- Minimally Invasive Live Donor Liver Hepatectomy -- NASH, The Ethical Dilemma -- Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Complications -- Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Indications and Contraindications -- Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Surgical Techniques -- Palliative Care in Liver Transplantation, When to Consult a Specialist -- Pathology of Liver Transplantation -- Pregnancy After Liver Transplantation -- Quality Measure of a Contemporary Liver Transplant Program -- Radiology in Liver Transplantation -- Regulatory Agencies in Transplantation -- Role of Integrative Medicine in Liver Transplantation -- Role of the Transplant Coordinator -- Split Liver Transplantation -- Systemic Chemotherapy in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation -- Transplant Program Liability and Risk Factors for Litigation -- Xenotransplantation.
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Interprofessional evidence-based practice : a workbook for health professionals

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Moyers, Penelope. --Thorofare, NJ: Slack , c2016.
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Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals promotes active, team learning of interprofessional evidence-based practice (EBP). This text is distinctive in that it departs from the tradition of EBP occurring from a single disciplinary perspective. Interprofessional EBP is described in terms of a dynamic team process that blends the patient's preferences and values, and the expertise of practitioners from multiple disciplines, and incorporates multidisciplinary …
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Moyers, Penelope
Other Authors
Finch-Guthrie, Patricia L.
Place of Publication
Thorofare, NJ
Publisher
Slack
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource, xix, 252 pages : illustrations
ISBN
9781630910983 (alk. paper)
9781630910990 (epub)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Personnel
Interprofessional Relations
Evidence-Based Practice
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
English
Abstract
Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals promotes active, team learning of interprofessional evidence-based practice (EBP). This text is distinctive in that it departs from the tradition of EBP occurring from a single disciplinary perspective. Interprofessional EBP is described in terms of a dynamic team process that blends the patient's preferences and values, and the expertise of practitioners from multiple disciplines, and incorporates multidisciplinary evidence. Teams learn to use the nine phases in the interprofessional process to challenge current disciplinary paradigms and biases to create an integrated approach to patient care, health care delivery, or population health. Drs. Penelope Moyers and Patricia Finch-Guthrie focus on developing and fostering collaboration between academic institutions and health care organizations so that students and faculty participate on interprofessional teams with mentors and staff from a health care organization. Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals also addresses the communication and cross-organizational factors important for supporting the work of the team. The text provides detail for developing and launching an interprofessional EBP program that goes beyond the evidence process to include implementation science to support practice change. Approaches for developing partnerships for supporting this type of program between universities and health care institutions are contained within, including sample partnership agreements and resource-sharing strategies. Inside Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals, each chapter includes performance objectives, key words, checklists, and materials and resources that an interprofessional team can use. PowerPoint lectures, mentor newsletters, forms, tools, and other resources are included on a companion website to guide team learning about key EBP topics, as well as to support the program coordinators and team mentors in their work with the interprofessional teams. Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals is the go-to resource for those who want to engage in interprofessional EBP, and for leaders who want to develop and implement an interprofessional EBP program.
Contents
Getting started / Penelope A. Moyers -- Establishing partnerships and organizational readiness / Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Developing deliberative and reflective mentoring / Penelope A. Moyers and Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Forming interprofessional teams and clarifying roles / Janet Benz and Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Facilitating effective interpersonal team communication / Therese Whalen Dlugosch and Penelope A. Moyers -- Orienting the interprofessional team and addressing program logistics / Sue E. Sendelbach and Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Figuring out the problem and getting focused / John D. Fleming -- Settling Into the rhythm of the interprofessional evidence-based practice process / John D. Fleming -- Transitioning into interprofessional evidence-based practitioners / VaLinda Pearson and Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Designing the interprofessional evidence-based project / David D. Chapman and Vicky J. Larson -- Linking the design to the ethics of evidence-based practice and grant funding / David D. Chapman, Vicky J. Larson and Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Planning and implementing the interprofessional evidence-based practice project / Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie -- Evaluating and analyzing the interprofessional evidence-based project / Mark Blegen and Penelope A. Moyers -- Wrapping up the interprofessional evidence-based practice project / Penelope A. Moyers -- Disseminating the interprofessional evidence-based practice project / Susan Hageness and Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie.
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The brain-dead organ donor : pathophysiology and management

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Dimitri Novitzky, David K C Cooper, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Addressing all aspects of brain death and thoroughly detailing how a potential organ donor should be maintained to ensure maximum use of the organs and cells, The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management is a landmark addition to the literature. This first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary volume will be of interest to a large section of the medical community. The first section of the book reviews the historical, medical, legal, and ethical aspects of brain death. That is followed by…
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Dimitri Novitzky, David K C Cooper, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 416 p. : 79 ill., 36 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461443049
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Death - physiopathology
Organ Preservation - methods
Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Harvesting
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Endocrinology 
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Pathology
Surgery
Abstract
Addressing all aspects of brain death and thoroughly detailing how a potential organ donor should be maintained to ensure maximum use of the organs and cells, The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management is a landmark addition to the literature. This first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary volume will be of interest to a large section of the medical community. The first section of the book reviews the historical, medical, legal, and ethical aspects of brain death. That is followed by two chapters on the pathophysiology of brain death as investigated in small and large animal models. This includes a review of the many hormonal changes, including the neuroendocrine- adrenergic storm', that takes place during and following the induction of brain death, and how they impact metabolism. The next section of the book reviews various effects of brain death, namely its impact on thyroid function, the inflammatory response that develops, and those relating to innate immunity. The chapters relating to assessment and management of potential organ donors will be of interest to a very large group of transplant surgeons and physicians as well as critical care and neurocritical care physicians and nurses. Neurologists, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and pathologists will also be interested, especially in the more basic science sections on various aspects of brain-death and hormonal therapy. Organ procurement organizations and transplant coordinators worldwide will also be interested in this title. Other chapters will be of interest to medical historians, medico-legal experts, and ethicists.
Contents
Introduction -- Historical Aspects of the Diagnosis of Death -- The Determination of Brain Death -- Legal Aspects of Declaration of Brain Death and Organ Donation.-Ethical Aspects of Declaration of Brain Death and Organ Donation -- Pathophysiology of Brain Death in Small Animal Models. -- Pathophysiology of Brain Death and Effects of Hormonal Therapy in Large Animal Models. -- The Efficacy of Thyroid Hormone Therapy in Brain-Dead Heart Donors: A Review of Thyroid Function in Health and Disease.-The Inflammatory Response to Brain Death -- The Influence of Brain Death and Intensive Care Management on Donor Organs: Assessment of Inflammatory Markers.-Brain-Death Induced Inflammation: Possible Role of the Cholinergic Anti-Inflammatory Pathway -- Innate Immunity and Injury During Brain Death:Opportunities for Intervention -- Selection of the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor -- Infectious Disease Aspects of the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor -- Malignancy in the Brain-Dead Organ Donor -- Early Clinical Experience of Hormonal Therapy in the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor -- Assessment, Monitoring, and Management of the Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donor -- Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donors in Europe -- Current Management of Brain Dead Donors in Australia -- Management of the Brain-Dead Organ Donor'Perspectives of the Transplant Coordinator.-Surgical Aspects of Thoracic and Abdominal Organ Procurement from Brain-Dead Donors -- Impact of Brain Death on Storage of the Heart -- Impact of Brain Death on Abdominal Organs and Allograft Preservation Strategies -- Functional Repair of Brain Death-Induced Injury.-Functional Repair of Brain-Death-Injured Donor Lungs -- Thyroid Hormone Therapy to the Recipient of a Heart from a Brain-Dead Donor -- Current and Potential Future Trends in the Management of the Brain-Dead Organ Donor.-Maximizing Utilization of the Potential Deceased Donor'The Challenge Continues -- Index.
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Great Health Care : Making It Happen

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J. Timothy Harrington, Eric D. Newman, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Great Health Care is enlightening and entertaining. It's a must read for physicians, patients, health policymakers and administrators, and the interested public---anyone who wants to understand what great health care is, and how we might build it together. The authors share their stories and motivations and the methods they have used to transform care for their own patients within their own practices and health systems. They thoughtfully explore how we got into this mess, how we can get out of…
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Harrington, J. Timothy
Newman, Eric D
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J. Timothy Harrington, Eric D. Newman, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 258 p. : 53 ill., 40 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461411987
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Disease
Health Care Reform
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Abstract
Great Health Care is enlightening and entertaining. It's a must read for physicians, patients, health policymakers and administrators, and the interested public---anyone who wants to understand what great health care is, and how we might build it together. The authors share their stories and motivations and the methods they have used to transform care for their own patients within their own practices and health systems. They thoughtfully explore how we got into this mess, how we can get out of it, and the barriers to making it happen. "It is not only the impact of chronic diseases on our health and economy that draws us to this subject. It is the intriguing and rewarding potential for improving the status quo through redesigning how chronic disease care is provided and paid for." (Timothy Harrington, MD) "You can't do things differently until you see things differently." (Eric Newman, MD) "We start people on the road to recovery, but the 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation is just the warm-up period. The really important part is what happens afterward." (Richard Lueker, MD, Beth McCormick, MS) "We believe the extra-ordinary efforts of our program coordinators are key to our clients' wellbeing and our unusually low readmission rate." (Kathi Farrell, RN, BSN, PHN, Kathleen Sullivan, RN, MSN) "In real life, we are not usually given the chance to have a do-over. But we are given the chance to continuously improve. With the right skill sets, and the right partners, we can transform." (Eric Newman, MD)
Contents
Why Chronic Diseases? -- How Has the U.S. Health System Evolved? -- Why has the U. S. Health System Become What It Is? -- Making Chronic Disease Care Great -- Building Systems of Care -- Problem Solving -- Testing and Implementing Solutions -- Managing Complex Processes -- Managing Medical Information: Tools, Rules, and What's Cool -- Measuring Processes and Outcomes of Care -- Teaming: Everyone has a Role to Play -- How Providers Should Be Paid -- Diabetes: Everyone's Number One Priority -- Osteoporosis: Breaking Bones is Not Inevitable -- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnose Early and Treat to Target -- Heart Failure: Reducing Readmissions -- Chronic Kidney Disease: Changing the Mean by Changing the Mien -- Asthma: Identifying and Treating High-Risk Patients -- Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Risk Factors -- Obesity: The Elephant in the Room -- Palliative Care & Hospice: Advancing the Science of Comfort, Affirming the Art of Caring -- Myths and Miscreants -- Improving Care versus Transforming Care -- Translational Research or Industrial Process Improvement: A False Choice -- The Patient Centered Medical Home or System-based Care: Another False Choice -- Preparing Physicians with Optimal Processes and Process Improvement Skills.
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How to set up an Acute Stroke Service

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Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. Intravenous lytics and endovascular stroke treatment were demonstrated to be highly beneficial in clinical trials and in achieving net cost savings. However, time is of the essence in the management of stroke as for every minute that stroke is left untreated, an estimated 1.9 million neurons are destroyed. An optimized stroke pathway can dramatically impact patient outcome. Every medical service will differ. This book offe…
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Grunwald, Iris Q
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Fassbender, Klaus
Wakhloo, Ajay K
Responsibility
Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 198 p. : 236 ill., 163 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642214059
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Care - organization & administration
Program Development - methods
Stroke - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Neurology
Abstract
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. Intravenous lytics and endovascular stroke treatment were demonstrated to be highly beneficial in clinical trials and in achieving net cost savings. However, time is of the essence in the management of stroke as for every minute that stroke is left untreated, an estimated 1.9 million neurons are destroyed. An optimized stroke pathway can dramatically impact patient outcome. Every medical service will differ. This book offers a concise and practical guide on how to set up and efficiently run an acute stroke service tailored to the needs of the individual center as a provider of primary, secondary, or tertiary care. It documents the essential knowledge on current imaging and treatment options and offers guidance in organizing a site-specific stroke pathway that will ensure the quickest possible provision of treatment, thereby optimizing benefit to the patient and maximizing cost-effectiveness. The authors played an integral part in the development and operation of one of Europe's most successful early stroke centers and also have experience of the factors that can undermine the creation of world-class stroke units. On this basis, they address the key aspects of the stroke pathway and explain how organizing this can reduce the number of severe outcomes by ensuring that appropriate steps are taken during the early moments after stroke when intervention can make a profound difference. The challenging, multidisciplinary nature of care is emphasized, and this handbook will be an invaluable source for every member of the stroke team, including doctors, nurses, stroke coordinators, emergency and rehabilitation providers as well as hospital administrators.
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[Machine generated contents note] Pt. I. Understanding Your Goals: The What, Why and Who -- 1. Essential Basics -- 1.1. What Is Stroke? -- 1.2. What Happens During a Stroke? -- 1.3. Why Set Up a Stroke Service? -- 1.4. Understanding the Penumbra Concept -- 1.5. Pathophysiology of Thrombosis -- 1.6. Understanding That "Time Is Brain" -- 1.7. What Is a Stroke Pathway? -- 1.8. Where Should Stroke Care Take Place? -- 1.9. What Is a Stroke Unit? -- 1.10. What Is Decompressive Craniectomy? -- 1.11. What Is Neuroprotection in Stroke? -- References -- Further Reading -- 2. Guidelines and Regulations -- 2.1. Sources of Supporting Information -- 2.2. Guidelines -- Further Reading -- 3. Who Can Support This Project? -- 3.1. Expertise -- 3.2. Funding -- 3.3. Useful Links -- Further Reading -- 4. Basic Milestones in Stroke Treatment -- 4.1. Acute Phase -- 4.2. Post-acute Phase -- 5. Defining Your Priorities -- 6. Walking the Steps and Defining Your Own Pathway and Goals on the Way -- 6.1. Step 1: Pre-hospital Care -- 6.2. Step 2: Patient Evaluation -- 6.3. Step 3: Imaging and Diagnosis -- 6.4. Step 4: Primary Stroke Treatment -- 6.5. Step 5: Advanced Stroke Treatment -- 6.6. Step 6: Post-acute Care/Supporting Treatment -- References -- Further Reading -- 7. Bringing Your Goals into Shape -- 8. Examples of Treatment Pathways -- 8.1. Imaging Pathways -- 9. Specific Pathways in Special Cases -- 9.1. Basilar Artery Thrombosis -- 9.2. Signs of a Major Vessel Occlusion (MCA/ICA) -- 9.3. Portable CT Scanners -- 9.4. DSA with Interventional Treatment as a Primary Choice -- 9.5. Integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging and X-Ray Angiography -- References -- 10. Future Concepts in Stroke Treatment -- 10.1. MSU: The Concept of a Mobile Stroke Unit -- 10.2. New Strategies for Reduction of the Door-to-Needle Times -- 10.3. Acute Vascular Imaging Concept Using Integrated Imaging -- References -- 11. Strategic/Business Management -- 11.1. Things to Consider in a Budget -- 11.2. Staffing -- 11.3. Who Manages Your Project -- 11.4. Project Management Plan -- Pt. II. Planning -- 12. Establishing Whom and What You Need in the Stroke Pathway -- 12.1. Who Are the Key Parties in a Stroke Service? -- 12.2. Meeting Resistance -- 12.3. Who Are the Key Parties That Need to be Informed? -- 13. Establishing Your Resources (Equipment, Staff, Space) -- 13.1. Determining Non-personnel Resources -- 13.2. Determining Personnel Resources -- 14. Budget and Time Frame -- 14.1. Benefit-Cost Analysis -- Reference -- 15. Risk Assessment and Management -- 16. Team -- 16.1. Setting Up a Project Team -- 16.2. Defining Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities -- Pt. III. Getting Started -- 17. Work Packages -- 18. Work Groups -- 18.1. Pre-hospital Phase -- 18.2. Acute Phase -- 18.3. Post Treatment Phase -- Pt. IV. Evaluation -- 19. Monitoring -- 19.1. Project Performance -- 19.2. Times and Outcomes -- 20. Marketing -- 20.1. Dissemination -- 20.2. Redefining Your Goals (e.g., Expand Service) -- 21. Closing Remarks.
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Drugs and the future : brain science, addiction and society

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scientific coordinators, David Nutt ... [et al.]. --Burlington, MA: Academic Press , c2007.
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Nutt, David J
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scientific coordinators, David Nutt ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Burlington, MA
Publisher
Academic Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
xiii, 598 p.
ISBN
661074694X (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychotropic Drugs
Brain - drug effects
Substance-Related Disorders - prevention & control
Behavior, Addictive
Drug and Narcotic Control
Contents
Cover -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Contributors -- Foreword Drugs and the Future -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1. Drugs Futures 2025 -- Chapter 2. Foresight -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 WHAT IS FORESIGHT? -- 3 WHAT APPROACH DID WE USE TO EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF DRUG USE? -- 4 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? -- Chapter 3. Neuroscience of Drugs and Addiction -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 INTRODUCTION -- 3 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AND ADDICTION -- 4 THE NEURAL SYSTEM BASIS OF REINFORCEMENT LEARNING: RELEVANCE TO NATURAL MOTIVATION AND DRUG ADDICTION -- 5 NEUROBIOLOGY OF RELAPSE -- 6 NEUROADAPTATIONS - INTRACELLULAR CASCADES -- 7 VULNERABILITY TO ADDICTION -- 8 HARMS CAUSED BY DRUGS OF ABUSE -- 9 DRUG ADDICTION: A SOCIAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE PERSPECTIVE -- 10 THE MIND/BRAIN INTERFACE: NEUROBEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS OF ADDICTION -- 11 FUTURE IMPLICATIONS: NEW DRUGS, THEIR IMPACT AND MANAGEMENT -- Chapter 4. Genomics -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 GENES IN ACTION -- 3 GENETIC ANALYSIS -- 4 CURRENT STATE OF PLAY -- 5 FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH -- 6 THE IMPLICATIONS OF DEFINING GENETIC INFLUENCES IN DRUG USE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY -- 7 THE BRAIN SCIENCE, ADDICTION AND DRUGS PROJECT QUESTIONS -- 8 CONCLUSIONS -- Chapter 5. Experimental Psychology and Research into Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 INTRODUCTION -- 3 SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF DRUG ADDICTION -- 4 CURRENT PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES - EFFECTS AND HARMS -- 5 INTERVENTIONS AND MANAGEMENT -- 6 VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE - FUTURE CAPABILITIES AND APPLICATIONS -- 7 CONCLUSIONS -- Chapter 6. Pharmacology and Treatments -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 DEFINITIONS AND SCOPE OF REVIEW -- 3 BACKGROUND -- 4 CURRENT PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS -- 5 DRUG TREATMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS -- 6 FUTURE PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES -- 7 FUTURE THERAPEUTICS -- 8 CONTEXT OF FUTURE TREATMENTS -- 9 PROSPECTS -- 10 APPENDIX: ACRONYMS -- Chapter 7. Psychological Treatments of Substance Misuse and Dependence -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 INTRODUCTION -- 3 WHERE ARE WE NOW? THE CURRENT EVIDENCE BASE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS -- 4 PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS OF SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND DEPENDENCE: THE FUTURE? -- 5 WHAT WILL BE THE DRUGS OF THE FUTURE? -- 6 PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENTS OF THE FUTURE -- 7 PREVENTION STRATEGIES IN THE FUTURE? -- 8 CONCLUSIONS -- Chapter 8. Cognition Enhancers -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 DEFINITIONS AND SCOPE OF REVIEW -- 3 BACKGROUND -- 4 BASIS OF LEARNING AND MEMORY -- 5 CURRENT COGNITION ENHANCERS -- 6 COGNITION ENHANCERS IN DEVELOPMENT -- 7 FUTURE COGNITION ENHANCERS -- 8 IMPLICATIONS -- 9 CONCLUSIONS -- Chapter 9. Neuroimaging -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING IN THE STUDY OF DRUG ADDICTION: DEFINING PHARMACOLOGY AND CRAVING -- 3 FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING IN THE STUDY OF DRUG ADDICTION -- 4 FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING IN PRECLINICAL MODELS OF ADDICTION -- 5 MOLECULAR IMAGING AND THE ROLE OF PET -- 6 ADVANCES IN MRI/S TECHNOLOGY -- 7 TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION -- 8 FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS -- Chapter 10. Drug Testing -- 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -- 2 INTRODUCTION -- 3 TEST MATRICES -- 4 ANALYTICAL METHODS -- 5 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES -- 6 THE FUTURE OF DRUG TESTING -- 7 CONCLUSIONS --T$746
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Progress in transplantation

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North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
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Vol 15, 2005 - Vol 25, 2015.
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North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
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Vol 15, 2005 - Vol 25, 2015.
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Transplantation
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