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Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for Cancer

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William C.S. Cho, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge…
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Cho, William C.S.
Responsibility
William C.S. Cho, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 354 p. : 25 ill., 18 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 3
Series Title
Evidence-based anticancer complementary and alternative medicine
ISBN
9789400748330
Subjects (MeSH)
Acupuncture Therapy
Evidence-Based Medicine
Moxibustion
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Alternative medicine
Acupuncture
Abstract
Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, an unparalleled undertaking of a book series is launched to structurally consolidate this area. Although acupuncture and moxibustion have been practiced for millennia, they have come under scientific investigation only recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been used clinically to treat cancer-related symptoms (e.g. cancer pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia), manage treatment-induced side effects (e.g. hot flashes, nausea and vomiting) and enhance immunity (e.g. blood cell count, lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity). This is the first book manages to provide comprehensive and updated scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for cancer care. Laboratory and animal studies have uncovered the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer therapy. Promising results of most clinical trials show the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in cancer management. This book consists of fifteen chapters which address a range of important aspects that will impact on the application of acupuncture and moxibustion. An overview of the safety and side effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer care are also covered. In addition, the integration of acupuncture with Western medicine in cancer treatment and recent clinical trials are included as well. Opinion leaders around the world have teamed up to pursue a thorough and up-to-date review of the area, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, clinical and academic community by providing evidence-based information on the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.
Contents
Prelims -- 1. An Overview of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer Care -- 2. The Mechanistic Studies of Acupuncture and Moxibustion -- 3. Acupuncture for Cancer Pain -- 4. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients -- 5. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer-related Symptoms -- 6. Use of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Control of Anticancer Therapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting -- 7. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients -- 8. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Symptoms Associated with Radiation Therapy -- 9. Quality of Life of Cancer Patients after Acupuncture and Moxibution Treatment -- 10. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Palliative and Supportive Cancer Care -- 11. Is Acupuncture or Moxibustion Better Than a Sham or Placebo-treatment?-12. Safety and Side Effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion as a Therapy for Cancer -- 13. Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Animal Models of Cancer -- 14. Integrating Acupuncture with Western Medicine in Cancer Treatment -- 15. Recent Clinical Trials of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients. Index.
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Atlas of head & neck pathology

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Bruce M. Wenig. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2016.
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Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology delivers authoritative, highly visual guidance for effectively and accurately diagnosing a wide range of head and neck problems. This comprehensive resource features extensive, high-quality images depicting the histologic, immunohistochemical, cytologic, and diagnostic imaging appearance of every type of head and neck pathology. With a consistent, practical organization and succinct, bulleted format, the Atlas continues to be the resource general pathologists a…
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Wenig, Bruce M
Responsibility
Bruce M. Wenig
Edition
3rd ed.
Alternate Title
Atlas of head and neck pathology
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource, 1591 p.
ISBN
9781455733828
Subjects (MeSH)
Head - pathology
Neck - pathology
Abstract
Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology delivers authoritative, highly visual guidance for effectively and accurately diagnosing a wide range of head and neck problems. This comprehensive resource features extensive, high-quality images depicting the histologic, immunohistochemical, cytologic, and diagnostic imaging appearance of every type of head and neck pathology. With a consistent, practical organization and succinct, bulleted format, the Atlas continues to be the resource general pathologists and specialists count on for reliable, easy-to-find answers.
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Calorie Count Sheet

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IWK. Clinical Nutrition. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
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PL-1254
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Directions for collecting and recording nutrition data, and chart: Meal and Time, Food and Beverage Served, Amount Eaten, etc.
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IWK. Clinical Nutrition
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet Records
Nutrition Assessment
Subjects (LCSH)
Nutrition--Evaluation
Abstract
Directions for collecting and recording nutrition data, and chart: Meal and Time, Food and Beverage Served, Amount Eaten, etc.
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IWK Clinical Nutrition, Halifax, NS
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PL-1254
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Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology

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Florian Deisenhammer, Finn Sellebjerg, Charlotte E Teunissen, Hayrettin Tumani, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an invaluable diagnostic tool in clinical neurology, not only in the evaluation of inflammatory, degenerative, and malignant diseases of the nervous system, but also in the diagnosis of all forms of cerebral and subarachnoidal bleedings. The CSF can be easily obtained by lumbar puncture and a set of basic analyses can be conducted using relatively simple laboratory methods. By combining different CSF parameters, a wide range of diagnostic entities can be identif…
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Deisenhammer, Florian
Sellebjerg, Finn
Teunissen, Charlotte E
Tumani, Hayrettin
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Florian Deisenhammer, Finn Sellebjerg, Charlotte E Teunissen, Hayrettin Tumani, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 441 p. : 75 illus., 51 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319012254
9783319012247 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Nervous System Diseases - cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Abstract
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an invaluable diagnostic tool in clinical neurology, not only in the evaluation of inflammatory, degenerative, and malignant diseases of the nervous system, but also in the diagnosis of all forms of cerebral and subarachnoidal bleedings. The CSF can be easily obtained by lumbar puncture and a set of basic analyses can be conducted using relatively simple laboratory methods. By combining different CSF parameters, a wide range of diagnostic entities can be identified. However, properly interpreting the test results requires a high level of expertise and cannot be achieved by just reporting on individual analytic values. This book covers essential aspects of cerebrospinal fluid analysis and its use in the diagnosis of common neurological diseases. The first part addresses preclinical aspects such as the history of CSF, as well as the anatomical, physiological, and biological background of this valuable fluid. In addition, CSF collection, its preanalytical and methodological implications, and the increasing number of disease-specific markers in CSF are discussed in detail. Lastly, CSF analyses are put into context with clinical syndromes, demonstrating their diagnostic value in neurological clinical practice. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Clinical Neurology helps readers understand the preanalytical and analytical aspects of CSF diagnostics and offers a valuable reference guide for interpreting CSF results during the clinical work-up for neurological patients.
Contents
Part I. Basic Aspects of the Cerebrospinal Fluid -- 1 The History of Cerebrospinal Fluid -- 2 Anatomy of CSF-Related Spaces and Barriers Between Blood, CSF, and Brain -- 3 Physiology and Constituents of CSF -- 4 Techniques, Contraindications, and Complications of CSF Collection Procedures -- 5 Importance of Pre-analytical Stability for CSF Biomarker Testing -- Part II. Methods of CSF Analyses -- 6 Cell Count and Staining -- 7 Glucose and Lactate -- 8 CSF Total Protein -- 9 CSF Albumin: Albumin CSF/Serum Ratio (Marker for Blood-CSF Barrier Function) -- 10 Immunoglobulins in Cerebrospinal Fluid -- 11 Detection of Infectious Agents -- 12 Immunohistochemistry -- Part III. CSF in Clinical Syndromes -- 14 Acute Infectious Diseases -- 15 Chronic Infectious Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System -- 16 Autoimmune Encephalitis -- 17 Chronic Noninfectious Inflammatory CNS Diseases -- 18 CSF Findings in Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Demyelinating and Axonal Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathies -- 19 Alterations of the Cerebrospinal Fluid in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System -- 20 Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders -- 21 Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes -- 22 Laboratory Diagnosis of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage -- 23 CSF-orrhoea -- 24 Guidelines on Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis.
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Chronic Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Dysfunctions : Assessment and Multidisciplinary Approach

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Alessandro Giammò, Antonella Biroli, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book provides readers with a holistic approach to chronic pelvic pain which is an extremely complex condition with associated pelvic dysfunctions. This approach significantly facilitates and accelerates the clinical assessment and subsequent follow-up. The pathophysiologic mechanisms involving the nervous system, the pelvic organs and the pelvic floor are discussed, deepening the possible implications on mind, sexuality and pelvic dysfunctions. Evaluation and diagnosis are examined for dif…
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Giammò, Alessandro
Biroli, Antonella
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Alessandro Giammò, Antonella Biroli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 271 p.) : 20 illus., 17 illus. in color
Series Title
Urodynamics, neurourology and pelvic floor dysfunctions
ISBN
9783030563875
9783030563868 (Print ed.)
9783030563882 (Print ed.)
9783030563899 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2510-4047
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Pain - therapy
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic Pain - therapy
Pelvis - physiopathology
Specialty
Pain Management
Urology
Abstract
This book provides readers with a holistic approach to chronic pelvic pain which is an extremely complex condition with associated pelvic dysfunctions. This approach significantly facilitates and accelerates the clinical assessment and subsequent follow-up. The pathophysiologic mechanisms involving the nervous system, the pelvic organs and the pelvic floor are discussed, deepening the possible implications on mind, sexuality and pelvic dysfunctions. Evaluation and diagnosis are examined for different types of syndromes. Moreover, since the Bladder Pain Syndrome and the Interstitial Cystitis are main causes of pelvic pain, an original diagnostic approach is proposed specifically for these conditions. In order to deliver the best clinical outcomes, this new system provides a multidisciplinary approach, both in the diagnostic phase and in the therapeutic phase The most recent therapies for chronic pelvic pain following a multidisciplinary approach have been described. As such, the book content will greatly benefit all professionals dealing with this debilitating disease, supporting them in their daily clinical practice.
Contents
Part I. The Nervous System and Pain -- 1. Introduction to Pain -- 2. Neurophysiology of Visceral Pain -- 3. Neuroinflammation and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome -- Part II. The Organs, Pelvic Functions and Pain -- 4. Chronic Pelvic Pain and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Classification and Epidemiology -- 5. Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis -- 6. Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (BPS/IC): A New Standardized Evaluation System -- 7. Prostate and Pain -- 8. Vulva and Pain -- 9. Anus and Pain -- 10. Mind and Pain: Psychotherapy and Hypnosis in the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain -- 11. Microbiome and Chronic Pelvic Pain -- 12. The Role of the Pelvic Floor: Does Overactivity Count in CPPS? -- 13. How Pain Influences Sexuality in Men -- 14. Overactive Bladder and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome -- Part III. Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Treatment -- 15. Neuropharmacology of Pain -- 16. Pharmacological Treatment of Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis -- 17. Botulinum Toxin in Chronic Pelvic Pain Management -- 18. Sacral Neuromodulation: To Improve Pelvic Pain or Associated Symptoms? -- 19. Treating the Pudendal Nerve: Infiltration, Radiofrequency, and Surgery -- 20. Pelvic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation -- 21. The Multidisciplinarity in Chronic Pelvic Pain Management.
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The coagulation consult : a case-based guide

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Alan Lichtin, John Bartholomew, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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There have been many changes in the field of coagulation during the past decade. New concepts of epidemiology of risk factors for thrombosis now help clinicians predict who is more likely to form clots after surgery, or after being placed on oral contraceptives. New anticoagulants have the potential to redefine how patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thrombosis are managed. There are new forms of recombinant clotting factors which have changed our approach to hypofibrinogenemia and von…
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Lichtin, Alan
Bartholomew, John R
Responsibility
Alan Lichtin, John Bartholomew, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 279 pages)
ISBN
9781461495604 (electronic bk.)
9781461495598
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Coagulation Disorders - diagnosis
Blood Coagulation Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Blood - Coagulation
Hematology
Oncology
Abstract
There have been many changes in the field of coagulation during the past decade. New concepts of epidemiology of risk factors for thrombosis now help clinicians predict who is more likely to form clots after surgery, or after being placed on oral contraceptives. New anticoagulants have the potential to redefine how patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thrombosis are managed. There are new forms of recombinant clotting factors which have changed our approach to hypofibrinogenemia and von Willebrand's disease. Newer antiplatelet agents are available and their use in patients receiving cardiac stents has mushroomed. The management of thrombosis in the setting of pregnancy has changed over the past decade, as well as the way clinicians approach women with multiple miscarriages. An entire new class of compounds, the thrombopoietins, are available to treat individuals with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The Coagulation Consult covers major topics of interest to hematologists who are asked to consult on individuals with coagulation related diseases, and encompasses the field's most recent developments. This "case-directed" book describes state-of-the-art approaches to patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, as well as laboratory tests for coagulation. Chapters include different vignettes, focus on typical clinical consult questions, and lay out specific types of treatment. Practicing clinicians being confronted with a coagulation consult, students, residents, fellows and attending physicians will find this unique text an invaluable resource for some of the newer areas of coagulation science, therapy and pharmacology.
Contents
1. Laboratory Analysis of Coagulation -- 2. Easy Bruisability -- 3. Prolonged PT -- 4. Prolonged PTT -- 5. Prolongation of Both PT and aPTT -- 6. Excessive Bleeding with Normal Prothrombin Time, Partial Thromboplastin Time, and Platelet Count -- 7. Diagnosing Thrombocytopenia in the Clinic -- 8. Thrombocytopenia in the Intensive Care Unit and after Solid Organ Transplantation -- 9. Thrombocytosis -- 10. Prolonged Bleeding after Surgery -- 11. The Excessively Clotting Cancer Patient -- 12. Thrombotic Risk factors -- 13. Clotting around Catheters and Other Devices -- 14. Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia -- 15. Surgery on Patients on Antiplatelet Agents -- 16. Newer Oral Anticoagulants -- 17. Pregnancy.
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Encyclopedia of medical immunology : allergic diseases

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Ian R. Mackay, Noel R. Rose, editors-in-chief ; Dennis K. Ledford, Richard F. Lockey, editors. --Berlin: Springer , c2014.
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Mackay, Ian M
Rose, Noel R
Responsibility
Ian R. Mackay, Noel R. Rose, editors-in-chief ; Dennis K. Ledford, Richard F. Lockey, editors
Alternate Title
Encyclopedia of medical immunology. Vol. 3, Allergic diseases
Allergic diseases
Place of Publication
Berlin
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxvii, 676 pages)
ISBN
9781461491941 (electronic bk.)
9781461491934
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypersensitivity - Encyclopedias
Immune System Phenomena - Encyclopedias
Subjects (LCSH)
Allergy - Encyclopedias
Contents
A: -- Activating and Inhibitory Receptors on Mast Cells -- Allergen Avoidance: Avoidance Strategies for Skin Allergies -- Allergen Avoidance: Cockroach and Rodent Avoidance -- Allergen Avoidance: Dietary Management of Food Allergy -- Allergen Avoidance: Dust Mite Avoidance -- Allergen Avoidance: Fungi and Mold Avoidance -- Allergen Avoidance: Furry Animal Avoidance -- Allergen Avoidance: Pollen Avoidance - Tree, Grass, and Weed -- Allergen Immunotherapy, Overview -- Allergens in Gloves -- Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis -- Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Exotic Woods -- Allergic Proctocolitis and Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) -- Aluminum Allergy -- Analytes and Biomarkers: Environmental Allergen Assessment -- Analytes and Biomarkers: IgE -- Analytes and Biomarkers: Nitric Oxide (NO) and Asthma -- Analytes and Biomarkers: Precipitin Antibodies -- Anaphylaxis, Background -- Anaphylaxis, Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis -- Articaine Allergic Reaction -- Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease -- Assay Performance Parameters -- Asthma Variants: Allergic Asthma -- Asthma Variants: Cough-Variant Asthma -- Atopic Dermatitis -- Autoimmune Lung Disease -- B: -- Basophils -- Biphasic, Protracted, and Late-Phase Reactions in Anaphylaxis -- Biting Insects (Systemic and Local Reactions) -- Bronchial Challenges -- Bronchiectasis -- C: -- Cobalt Contact Dermatitis -- Contact Allergy to Black Henna Tattoos -- Contact Allergy to Epoxy Resins -- Contact Allergy to Hair Dyes -- Contact Allergy to Shoe Components -- Contact Dermatitis Due to New Metals -- Contact Dermatitis Due to Plants -- Contact Dermatitis Due to Thiourea Derivatives -- Contact Dermatitis Due to Topical Drugs -- Contact Dermatitis Due to Topical Traditional Chinese Medicine -- Contact Dermatitis in Children -- Contact Sensitization to Modern Wound Dressing -- Contact Urticaria and Protein Contact Dermatitis (to Asparagus, Cow's Hair, Seafood, Etc.) -- Cotinine -- Cow's Milk Allergy -- Cutaneous Drug Reactions -- D: -- Delayed Allergic Hypersensitivity to Corticosteroids -- Delayed Anaphylaxis to Mammalian Meat (Alpha-Gal) -- Dendritic Cells -- Dermatitis from 2-N-Octyl-4-Isothiazolin-3-One, Allergic Contact -- Diagnostic Assay Components -- Diagnostic Components: Allergen for In Vivo (Skin Testing, Immunotherapy) and In Vitro (Serology) IgE Antibody Testing -- Diagnostic Components: T Helper Cell Cytokines (IL-4, IL-5, IL-9, IL-10, IL-13, IL-17) -- Diagnostic Food Challenges -- Diagnostic Terms: Atopy -- Diagnostic Terms: Point-of-Care Testing -- 3-Dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA), Allergic Contact Dermatitis to -- Diseases in DDx of Asthma: Alpha 1 AT Deficiency -- Diseases in DDx of Asthma: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia -- Diseases in DDx of Asthma: COPD -- Diseases in DDx of Asthma: Croup -- Diseases in DDx of Asthma: Differential Diagnosis of Asthma -- Diseases in DDx of Asthma: Vocal Cord Dysfunction -- Diseases in Differential Diagnosis of Asthma: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis -- E: -- Egg Allergy -- Emergent Allergies in Cosmetics -- Eosinophil Activation -- Eosinophil Granule Proteins -- Eosinophil Historical Background -- Eosinophil Progenitors, Growth, and Differentiation and Death -- Eosinophil Receptor Expression -- Eosinophil Recruitment -- Eosinophil, Definition and Morphology -- Eosinophilic Esophagitis -- Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders -- Eosinophils in Disease -- Epidemic Contact Dermatitis due to Dimethyl Fumarate -- Epidemiology of Food Allergy -- Etiology of Anaphylaxis -- Exercise Challenge -- Exhaled Nitric Oxide -- Eyes and Eyelid, Contact Allergic Reaction On -- F: -- Fatal Allergic Reactions to Foods -- Fingernails from Sensitization to Acrylic, Loss of -- Food Allergens -- Food Allergies, Diagnostic Testing -- Food Allergy and its Future Treatment -- Food Allergy, Overview -- Food Desensitization -- Fragrance Contact Allergy -- Fragrancy, Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- G: -- Genetic Regulation of IgE -- Gluten Intolerance and Skin Diseases -- Gold Contact Dermatitis -- H: -- Hairdressers' Occupational Skin Disease -- Herbal Remedies -- Homeopathy in the Treatment of Allergic Diseases -- Honeybee Allergy -- Hypereosinophilic Syndromes -- Hyper-IgE Syndrome -- I: -- Idiopathic Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia -- Idiopathic Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia -- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis -- IgE Isotype Switching -- IgE Receptor -- IgE Testing -- IgE-Secreting Plasma Cells -- Immunomodulator Therapy of Asthma -- Immunomodulator Therapy of Chronic Urticaria -- Immunomodulator Therapy of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome -- Immunomodulator Therapy of Mastocytosis -- Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis -- Immunotherapy for Asthma -- Immunotherapy for Hymenoptera Allergy -- Immunotherapy with Recombinant and DNA-Conjugated Allergens -- Immunotherapy, Mechanisms -- Imported Fire Ant Allergy -- Induction of IgE Synthesis: Cellular Interactions and Molecular Events -- Insect Allergy in Children -- Intranasal Anticholinergics -- Intranasal Antihistamines -- Intranasal Corticosteroids -- Intranasal Decongestants -- Intranasal Mast Cell Stabilizers -- Intraocular Vasoconstrictors -- L: -- Laboratory and Assay Evaluation -- Leukotriene Modifiers -- M: -- mAbs (Omalizumab) -- Management of Anaphylaxis -- Mannitol Challenge -- Mast Cell Mediators -- Mast Cell Mediators Associated with Anaphylaxis -- Mast Cells -- Mast Cells, Growth and Development -- Mastocytosis -- Methacholine Challenge -- Methods (In Vitro and In Vivo): Multiplex Immunoassay Systems -- Methods (In Vitro and In Vivo): Nephelometry and Turbidimetry -- Methods (In Vivo) Provocation Tests (Nasal Challenge, Bronchial Challenge, Food Challenge) -- Methods (In Vivo): Methacholine Challenge -- Methods (In Vivo): Skin Test (Intradermal, Puncture) -- Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile, Contact Allergy to -- Methylisothiazolinone Allergy -- Microscopic Polyangiitis -- Morphology and Histologic Identification of Mast Cells -- N: -- Nail Contact Dermatitis, Including Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Nail Cosmetics -- Netherton's Syndrome -- Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Nickel Contact Dermatitis -- Nitroglycerin Dermatitis -- Nonasthmatic Eosinophilic Bronchitis -- Nutrition in Food Allergy -- O: -- Occupational Contact Dermatitis Due to Acrylates and Methacrylates -- Ocular Antihistamines -- Ocular Corticosteroids -- Oral Allergy Syndrome -- Oral Antihistamines -- Oral Corticosteroids -- Oral Decongestants -- Oral Mast Cell Stabilizers -- P: -- Pathophysiology of Anaphylaxis -- Peanut Allergy -- Peanut Allergy, Diagnosis and Management -- Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis -- Photopatch Test Baseline Series -- Plants, Allergic Contact Dermatitis from -- Polidocanol: A Contact Allergen in Shampoo -- p-Phenylenediamine Occupational Contact Dermatitis -- Predictive Value Model for Laboratory Tests: Diagnostic Sensitivity, Diagnostic Specificity, Positive and Negative Predictive Value, Efficiency, Likelihood Ratio ([positive and negative]), Incidence and Prevalence -- Preservatives Contact Allergy -- Protein Contact Dermatitis -- Pulmonary Function Testing -- R: -- Role of IgE in Disease -- Role of Mast Cells in Diseases -- S: -- Safety of Immunotherapy -- Sensitization and Allergy to Natural Rubber Latex -- Single-Plex Immunoassays and Autoanalyzers -- Specific IgE -- Sublingual Immunotherapy -- T: -- Testing: DLCO -- Testing: High-Resolution Chest Computed Tomography Scan -- Testing: Sputum Eosinophil Count -- Textile Allergy -- Titanium Alloy, Dermatitis, Allergic Contact, Granulomatous -- Topical Antihistamines -- Topical Corticosteroids -- Topical Preparations: Calcineurin Inhibitors -- Tracheobronchomalacia and Hyperdynamic Airway Collapse -- U: -- Urticaria -- V: -- Venom Content -- Vespid Allergy: Yellow Jackets, Hornets and Wasps.
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Erythropoieis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic kidney disease (CKD) : with active cancer or a history of cancer or stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Neoplasms
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of ESAs. The risks and benefits of ESAs are listed. Your health care team will talk with you about the risks and benefits of ESAs and other factors to consider when making the decision to take ESAs.
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. How to take and store this medicine and possible side effects to watch for are reviewed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. How to take and store this medicine and possible side effects to watch for are reviewed.
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Health Services Evaluation

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Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors. --New York, NY: Springer Reference , c2019.
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Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical,…
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Levy, Adrian
Goring, Sarah
Gatsonis, Constantine
Sobolev, Boris
van Ginneken, Ewout
Busse, Reinhard
Responsibility
Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Reference
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 998 p.) : 142 illus., 94 illus. in color
Series
Health Services Research
Series Title
Health services research
ISBN
9781493987153
9781493987146 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2511-8293
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Research - methods
Program Evaluation - methods
Public Health Systems Research
Quality of Health Care
Research Design
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Notes
"eReference".
Abstract
Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the book helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.
Contents
Part I. Data and Measures in Health Services Research -- 1. Health Services Data: Big Data Analytics for Deriving Predictive Healthcare Insights -- 2. Health Services Data: Managing the Data Warehouse: 25 Years of Experience at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy -- 3. Health Services Data, Sources and Examples: The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Data Repository -- 4. Health Services Data: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Claims Records -- 5. Health Services Data: Typology of Health Care Data -- 6. Health Services Information: Application of Donabedian’s Framework to Improve the Quality of Clinical Care -- 7. Health Services Information: Data-Driven Improvements in Surgical Quality: Structure, Process, and Outcomes -- 8. Health Services Information: From Data to Policy Impact (25 Years of Health Services and Population Health Research at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy) -- 9. Health Services Information: Key Concepts and Considerations in Building Episodes of Care from Administrative Data -- 10. Health Services Information: Lessons Learned from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database -- 11. Health Services Information: Patient Safety Research Using Administrative Data -- 12. Health Services Information: Personal Health Records as a Tool for Engaging Patients and Families -- 13. A Framework for Health System Comparisons: The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Series of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies -- 14. Health Services Knowledge: Use of Datasets Compiled Retrospectively to Correctly Represent Changes in Size of Wait List -- 15. Waiting Times: Evidence of Social Inequalities in Access for Care -- 16. Health Services Data: The Ontario Cancer Registry (a Unique, Linked, and Automated Population-Based Registry) -- 17. Challenges of Measuring the Performance of Health Systems -- Part II. Methods in Health Services Research -- 18. Analysis of Repeated Measures and Longitudinal Data in Health Services Research -- 19. Competing Risk Models -- 20. Modeling and Analysis of Cost Data -- 21. Instrumental Variable Analysis -- 22. Introduction to Causal Inference Approaches -- 23. Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Health Services -- 24. Micro-simulation Modeling -- 25. Network Meta-analysis -- 26. Introduction to Social Network Analysis -- 27. Survey Methods in Health Services Research -- 28. Two-Part Models for Zero-Modified Count and Semicontinuous Data -- 29. Data Confidentiality -- 30. Qualitative Research -- Part III. Health Care Systems and Policies -- 31. Assessing Health Systems -- 32. Health System in Canada -- 33. Health System in China -- 34. Health System in Egypt -- 35. Health System in France -- 36. Health System in Japan -- 37. Health System in Mexico -- 38. Health System in the Netherlands -- 39. Health System in Singapore -- 40. Health System in the USA -- 41. Health System Typologies -- 42. Organization and Governance: Stewardship and Governance in Health Systems -- 43. Provision of Health Services: Long-Term Care -- 44. Provision of Health Services: Mental Health Care.
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Hematologic Problems in the Critically Ill

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Giorgio Berlot, Gabriele Pozzato, editors. --Milan: Springer , c2015.
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This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of sy…
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Berlot, Giorgio
Pozzato, Gabriele
Responsibility
Giorgio Berlot, Gabriele Pozzato, editors
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 147 p. : 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788847053014
9788847053007 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness
Emergency Medicine - methods
Hematologic Diseases
Abstract
This book covers a wide array of hematologic problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of critical care and emergency medicine. Unfortunately, the symptoms and signs associated with underlying hematologic disorders are frequently rather unspecific and confounding; furthermore, the clinical course of patients admitted to intensive care units with such disorders can be fulminant, warranting prompt diagnosis. This book recognizes the importance of accurate and speedy interpretation of symptoms in that the text is symptom oriented rather than disease oriented. Put another way, the reader confronted with a particular clinical problem or symptom will be guided step by step to the possible underlying disorder(s). The scenarios considered include critical illness in patients with anemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, abnormal platelet count, and severe transfusion reactions. For each circumstance, factors relevant to symptom interpretation are fully discussed. In addition, helpful diagnostic algorithms are presented in the form of flow charts that will assist in decision making regarding the need for further investigations. The closing chapter is devoted to the drug-induced hematologic disorders. Although the book is intended mainly for intensivists, other specialists will find much information of value for their daily practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Anemia -- Anemia in the Critically Ill Patients -- Leukopenia in the Critically Ill Patients -- Leukocytosis in the Critically Ill Patients -- The Critically Ill Patient with Abnormal Platelet Count -- Adverse Transfusion Reactions in Critically Ill Patients -- Drugs and Blood Cells.
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Hematology : a pathophysiologic approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat31742
S. David Hudnall. --Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier , c2012.
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Author
Hudnall, S. David
Responsibility
S. David Hudnall
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Mosby Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 171 p.)
Series Title
Mosby physiology monograph series
ISBN
9780323086608 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Physiological Phenomena
Hematologic Diseases - physiopathology
Hematology - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Hematology
Blood - Diseases
Hematologic Diseases - physiopathology
Blood Physiological Phenomena
Contents
Brief overview of the hematolymphoid system -- ch. 1. Hematopoiesis -- ch. 2. Erythropoiesis and oxygen transport -- ch. 3. Iron, heme, and hemoglobin -- ch. 4. Hemoglobinopathy -- ch. 5. Red blood cell metabolism and enzyme defects -- ch. 6. Hemolytic anemia -- ch. 7. Aplastic anemia and related disorders -- ch. 8. Megaloblastic anemia -- ch. 9. Myeloid cells -- ch. 10. Immune system and related disorders -- ch. 11. Genetic basis of hematologic neoplasia -- ch. 12. Leukemia and related disorders -- ch. 13. Lymphoma and related disorders -- ch. 14. Blood coagulation -- ch. 15. Platelets -- ch. 16. Benign conditions of lymphoid organs -- ch. 17. Blood transfusion and stem cell transplantation -- ch. 18. Cancer chemotherapy -- appendix A. Complete blood count -- appendix B. Some useful immunophenotypic markers for hematologic diagnosis.
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How to collect a pinworm sample : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1973
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a pinworm sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enterobiasis - diagnosis
Parasite Egg Count
Rectum - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Oxyuriasis
Intestines--Parasites
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a pinworm sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1973
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Low Red Blood Cells : Anemia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Making a collection count : a holistic approach to library collection management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24976
Hibner, Holly. --Oxford, England: Chandos Pub. , 2010.
Call Number
Z 687 H624m 2010
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
Z 687 H624m 2010
Author
Hibner, Holly
Other Authors
Kelly, Mary
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Chandos Pub.
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
172 p.
Series Title
Chandos information professional series
ISBN
9781843346067
Subjects (MeSH)
Library Collection Development
Libraries - organization & administration
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Medical management of the surgical patient : a textbook of perioperative medicine

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat27269
edited by Michael F. Lubin, editor-in-chief ; Robert B. Smith III ... [et al.], associate editors. (4th ed.) --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , 2006.
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Online
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Author
Lubin, Michael F
Other Authors
Smith, Robert B
Responsibility
edited by Michael F. Lubin, editor-in-chief ; Robert B. Smith III ... [et al.], associate editors
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
xxv, 813 p.
ISBN
6610567832 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Perioperative Care
Intraoperative Complications
Postoperative Complications
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Editor biographies -- List of contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I Medical management -- 1 Anesthesia management of the surgical patient -- Preoperative evaluation: preparation for surgery -- Preparation of the patient on the day of surgery -- Perioperative management -- Conclusions -- References -- 2 Nutrition -- Assessment of nutritional status -- Indications for perioperative nutritional support -- Methods of nutritional support -- References -- 3 Preoperative testing -- Overview and historical perspective -- Hemoglobin -- White blood cell count -- Platelet count -- Complete blood counts -- Coagulation tests -- Chemistry testing -- Urinalysis -- Electrocardiography -- Chest radiography -- Pulmonary function tests -- Review of previous tests -- Summary -- References -- 4 Chronic medications around the time of surgery -- Introduction -- General considerations -- Medication categories -- References -- 5 Ethical considerations in the surgical patient -- Patient autonomy -- Case analysis -- The importance of providing a realistic prognosis -- Consent to and refusal of treatment -- Right to refuse treatment -- End-of-life care -- Do not resuscitate decisions -- Meaning of DNR -- Managing patients with DNR directives under emergency conditions -- Managing patients with DNR directives for elective interventions -- Advance directives -- Therapeutic trials, including surgery and other interventions -- Methods for assessment of the patient's condition and prognosis -- Patient preferences -- Withholding and withdrawing treatment -- Futility -- Comfort care/palliative care and hospice -- Delivering bad news -- Disclosure of medical errors -- Definition of death -- Summary -- References -- Cardiology -- 6 Cardiovascular disease -- 7 Postoperative chest pain and shortness of breath -- Hypertension -- 8 Perioperative management of hypertension -- Pulmonary -- 9 Perioperative pulmonary risk evaluation and management for non-cardiothoracic surgery -- 10 Acute lung injury (ALI) and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) -- 11 Postoperative pulmonary complications -- Gastroenterology -- 12 Peptic ulcer disease -- 13 Liver disease -- 14 Inflammatory bowel disease -- 15 Postoperative gastrointestinal complications -- Hematology -- 16 Disorders of red cells -- 17 Assessment of bleeding risk in the patient with no history of hemostatic problems -- 18 Surgical issues affecting patients with hematologic malignancies -- 19 Prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in surgery -- 20 Blood transfusion/preoperative considerations and complications -- Infectious disease -- 21 Prevention of surgical site infections -- 22 Medical care of the HIV-infected surgical patient -- 23 Fever and infection in the postoperative setting -- Renal disease -- 24 Surgery in the patient with renal disease -- 25 Postoperative electrolyt
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Medication-Related Falls in Older People : Causative Factors and Management Strategies

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Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients. Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoug…
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Huang, Allen R
Mallet, Louise
Responsibility
Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 261 p. : 12 illus., 9 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319323046
9783319323022 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Risk Factors
Abstract
Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients. Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoughtful task: physiologic aging, the accumulation of co-morbidities, and the use of drugs to manage various conditions and symptoms generates a unique set of problems for each patient. Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. Heterogeneity amongst older people precludes a single solution. However, physicians and others involved in the care of geriatric patients will benefit from the presented insights into how medication use can be modified to limit its impact as a contributing factor.
Contents
Part I. Background -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Aging Population and Falls: Consequences and Costs -- 3. Falls Count and Counting Falls: Making Sense of Data About Falls -- Part 2. Drugs and Falls: Why are Older People at Risk? -- Part II.: Drugs and Falls: Why Are Older People at Risk? -- 4. Polypharmacy -- 5. Pharmacology of Drugs in Aging -- 6. Age-Related Physical and Physiologic Changes and Co-Morbidities in Older People: Association with Falls -- 7. Adverse Events & Falls -- 8. Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly -- Part III. Medications Associated with Falls in the Elderly -- 9. Psychotropic Drugs -- 10. Benzodiazepines -- 11. Drugs for Degenerative Neurologic Conditions: Antiparkinson Medications, Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine -- 12. Antihypertensive and Cardiovascular Medications -- 13. Glucose Control Medications -- Part IV. Management of Medication-Related Falls -- 14. Inappropriate Medications and Risk of Falls in Older Adults -- 15. Identifying Explicit Criteria for the Prevention of Falls -- 16. Approach to Medication Reviews in Older Adults -- 17. Withdrawal of Falls-Risk Increasing Drugs -- 18. Benzodiazepines Withdrawal in the Elderly: A Practical Approach -- 19. Role of Information and Communication Technologies -- 20. A Novel Personalized Falls Risk Calculator Tool: A Prototype for Improving the Safety of Prescribing Through Computerized Decision Support -- 21. Future Directions.
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Methods in Health Services Research

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44602
edited by Boris Sobolev, Constantine Gatsonis. --New York, NY: Springer , c2019.
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The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn a…
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Sobolev, Boris
Gatsonis, Constantine
Responsibility
edited by Boris Sobolev, Constantine Gatsonis
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (approx. 800 p.)
Series Title
Springer reference
Health services research
ISBN
9781493967049
ISSN
2511-8293
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Research - methods
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Research
Abstract
The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the Handbook helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of the Handbook of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. The Handbook of Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.
Contents
Analysis of Repeated Measures and Longitudinal Data in Health Services Research -- Competing Risk Models -- Data Confidentiality -- Instrumental Variable Analysis -- Introduction to Causal Inference Approaches -- Introduction to Social Network Analysis -- Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Health Services -- Micro-Simulation Modeling -- Modeling and Analysis of Cost Data -- Network Meta-analysis -- Qualitative Research -- Survey Methods in Health Services Research -- Two-Part Models for Zero-Modified Count and Semicontinuous Data.
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Networking : how to build relationships that count

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat22472
Clarke, Colleen. --Mission, KS: SkillPath , 2006.
Call Number
HF 5718 C597n 2006
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
HF 5718 C597n 2006
Author
Clarke, Colleen
Place of Publication
Mission, KS
Publisher
SkillPath
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
78 p.
ISBN
1878542419
Subjects (MeSH)
Workplace - psychology
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Neutropenia (Low White Blood Count)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Neutropenia
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Neutropenia
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0034
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