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General ultrasound in the critically ill

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Daniel Lichtenstein. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2005.
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General Ultrasound in the Critically Ill describes a bedside tool destined for use by the intensivist and any physician involved in emergencies. It specifically deals with findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout the body. New emergency applications of ultrasound in the abdomen, the vessels, the head and the heart are considered. The major topic, the lung, is extensively discussed. Interventional ultrasound forms part of nearly every chapter. Flow charts simplify daily concerns: acut…
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Lichtenstein, Daniel
Responsibility
Daniel Lichtenstein
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 202 p.)
ISBN
9783540268161
9783540208228 (print ed.)
9783540736233 (softcover ed., 2007)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Critical Illness
Emergencies
Abstract
General Ultrasound in the Critically Ill describes a bedside tool destined for use by the intensivist and any physician involved in emergencies. It specifically deals with findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout the body. New emergency applications of ultrasound in the abdomen, the vessels, the head and the heart are considered. The major topic, the lung, is extensively discussed. Interventional ultrasound forms part of nearly every chapter. Flow charts simplify daily concerns: acute dyspnea, shock, unexplained fever, etc. The strong points and pitfalls of ultrasound are reviewed. Technical notes are mingled with general considerations. Benefiting from the extensive experience of an intensivist intimately familiar with ultrasound, this book accurately answers most daily problems arising in the critically ill. it offers not only an exhaustive atlas but also a permanent aid to the therapeutic decision. All in all, General ultrasound in the critically ill provides a key for practicing a kind of visual medicine. Since 1990 Daniel Lichtenstein has been an intensivist in a medical ICU which already occupied a pioneering place in echocardiography. He has from the beginning devoted his efforts to the development of general ultrasound. He regularly publishes studies on lung ultrasound, his main topic, in the international literature.
Contents
Part I. Generalities -- Basic Notions -- The Ultrasound Equipment -- Specific Notions of Ultrasound in the Critically Ill -- General Ultrasound: Normal Patterns -- Part II. Organ by Organ Analysis -- Peritoneum -- Gastrointestinal Tract -- Liver -- Gallbladder -- Urinary Tract -- The Retroperitoneal Space -- Spleen, Adrenals, and Lymph Nodes -- Upper Extremity Central Veins -- Inferior Vena Cava -- Lower Extremity Veins -- Pleural Effusion and Introduction to the Lung Ultrasound Technique -- Pneumothorax and Introduction to Ultrasound Signs in the Lung -- Lung -- Lung Ultrasound Applications -- Mediastinum -- General Ultrasound of the Heart -- Head and Neck -- Soft Tissues -- Part III. Clinical Applications of Ultrasound -- Ultrasound in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit -- Ultrasound in Trauma -- Emergency Ultrasound Outside the Intensive Care Unit -- Interventional Ultrasound -- Emergency Ultrasound and Antibiotic Therapy -- Analytic Study of Frequent and/or Severe Situations -- Learning and Logistics of Emergency Ultrasound -- Ultrasound, a Tool for the Clinical Examination -- Concluding Remarks.
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Reprogen-ethics and the future of gender

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Frida Simonstein, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2009.
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'Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender' brings together three tightly related topics, which have so far been dealt separately in bioethics: assisted reproduction, enhancing and gender. Part one in this book targets present policies and legislature of assisted reproduction. Part two focuses on current views of the ethics of PGD and enhancing. Part three tackles the future of gender. Part four deals with artificial wombs and ectogenesis. The aim of this book is to provide a joint perspective i…
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Simonstein, Frida
Responsibility
Frida Simonstein, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2009
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 224 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 43
Series Title
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
ISBN
9789048124756
9789048124749 (print ed.)
ISSN
1567-8008
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Genetic Enhancement - ethics
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted - ethics
Sex Preselection - ethics
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
'Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender' brings together three tightly related topics, which have so far been dealt separately in bioethics: assisted reproduction, enhancing and gender. Part one in this book targets present policies and legislature of assisted reproduction. Part two focuses on current views of the ethics of PGD and enhancing. Part three tackles the future of gender. Part four deals with artificial wombs and ectogenesis. The aim of this book is to provide a joint perspective in order to get the big picture. Contributors include Matti Häyry, Tuija Takala, Søren Holm, David Heyd, Daniel Callahan, Harriet Bradley, Ekaterina Balabanova and others. Some chapters in this book will significantly contribute to the current discussion of the topics at stake; other chapters will start a discussion on issues that have not yet been discussed. "Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender" will certainly appeal to readers who are interested in any of the intersecting topics of assisted reproduction, genetic enhancing and gender; bioethicists, sociologists, genetic counsellors, gynaecologists, legislators, and students of the relevant disciplines.
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Introduction -- Part I. ART – A 30 Years Retrospective -- 1. Current Status of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) -- 2. The Medicalization of Reproduction – A 30 Year Retrospective -- 3. Conceiving a New Right to Procreate -- Part II. ART – Mind the Gap -- 4. ‘Can’t Avoid It, Can’t Afford It’: Assisted Reproduction in Israel and Bulgaria -- 5. Assisted Reproduction in Developing Countries: The Debate at a Turning Point -- 6. Ethical and Socio-Cultural Aspects that Influence ART in Latin America -- Part III. Gendered Futures -- 7. Women, Work, and Children: Is There a Solution? -- 8. Between Fecklessness and Selfishness: Is There a Biologically Optimal Time for Motherhood? -- 9. Gendered Futures: Reproduction and Production inWomen’s Lives -- Part IV. Parenting -- 10. Is Transferred Parental Responsibility Legitimately Enforceable? -- 11. Reproduction, Responsibility and Rationality -- 12. Male or Female We Will Create Them: The Ethics of Sex Selection for Non-medical Reasons -- Part V. Non-gendered Futures 13. Artificial Reproductive Technologies and the Advent of the Artificial Womb -- 14. Human Before Sex? Ectogenesis as a Way to Equality -- 15. The GlassWomb -- 16. A Survey of People’s Attitude Towards the Artificial Womb and Ectogenesis in Israel.
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Dermatoethics : Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology

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Lionel Bercovitch, Clifford Perlis. --London: Springer , c2012.
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There has been a sea-change in dermatology in the last three decades. Electronic communication, social networking, healthcare reform, the changing reimbursement scene, consumerism and the business of medicine, cosmetic dermatology and medical spas, and advances in genetic technology, all give rise to new ethical concerns. These developments combined with the frailties of human nature, to which physicians are not exempt, underscore the need for ongoing teaching and dialogue on contemporary issue…
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Bercovitch, Lionel
Perlis, Clifford
Responsibility
Lionel Bercovitch, Clifford Perlis
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 246 p. : 2 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447121916
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatology - ethics
Ethics, Medical - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Dermatology
Practice of medicine
Medical ethics
Abstract
There has been a sea-change in dermatology in the last three decades. Electronic communication, social networking, healthcare reform, the changing reimbursement scene, consumerism and the business of medicine, cosmetic dermatology and medical spas, and advances in genetic technology, all give rise to new ethical concerns. These developments combined with the frailties of human nature, to which physicians are not exempt, underscore the need for ongoing teaching and dialogue on contemporary issues in dermatologic ethics and professionalism. The public, accrediting organizations, and physicians themselves recognize the need for training resources in dermatology ethics and professionalism. Dermatoethics; Contemporary Ethics and Professionalism in Dermatology represents an analysis of real-life case scenarios that is both practical and scholarly. Each chapter deals with a specific topic by presenting one or more case vignettes pertinent to that topic. These topics are relevant for those teaching in ethics, dermatology trainees and practicing dermatologists in academia. The vignettes are followed by a detailed analysis by the chapter author identifying relevant contemporary trends as well as pertinent ethical principles. This book is readable, contemporary, and thought-provoking, yet scholarly and authoritative.
Contents
INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER -- Basics of bioethics and ethical analysis -- Codes of professional ethics -- CLINICAL ETHICS -- Medical errors -- Refusal of treatment -- Care of minors -- Privacy and confidentiality -- Electronic communications and teledermatology-ethics in cyberdermatology -- Unsolicited diagnosis -- Fictional illness and psychodermatology -- RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS -- Human subjects research and IRBs in dermatology -- Ethical issues in dermatologic genetics-genetic testing, gene patents -- Publication ethics- Ethical issues for writers, editors, and reviewers -- SUBSPECIALTY ETHICAL ISSUES -- Ethical issues in surgical dermatology -- Ethical issues in cosmetic dermatology, including office dispensing, advertising and promotion, ethics of medispas, the dermatologist as entrepreneur -- Ethical issues in dermatopathology -- Ethical issues in industrial dermatology and contact dermatitis -- PROFESSIONAL ETHICS -- Ethical Issues in Specialty Training including: relationship to faculty and patients, the residency match, trainee-industry relationships -- Lying for patients, "gaming the system" and other challenges to honesty -- Professional boundaries -- The impaired or incompetent dermatologist -- Gifts to physicians -- Conflicts of interest and dual loyalties -- Dermatologist-Industry relationships -- Access to care and manpower issues.
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Exercise Cardiopulmonary Function in Cardiac Patients

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Michael S. Sagiv. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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Exercise Cardiopulmonary Function in Cardiac Patients represents an extended review of exercise cardiopulmonary function in both cardiac patients and healthy subjects. A large part of the book deals with the influence of exercise on the cardiopulmonary system, while sections are devoted to an investigation of cardiopulmonary physiology underlying the cardiac disease process in these patients. This approach enables a wide range of complex cardiac problems to be reviewed. The material presented i…
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Sagiv, Michael S
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Michael S. Sagiv
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
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1 online resource (xvii, 254 p. : 135 ill., 126 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447128885
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy - methods
Exercise - physiology
Heart Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Physiology
Abstract
Exercise Cardiopulmonary Function in Cardiac Patients represents an extended review of exercise cardiopulmonary function in both cardiac patients and healthy subjects. A large part of the book deals with the influence of exercise on the cardiopulmonary system, while sections are devoted to an investigation of cardiopulmonary physiology underlying the cardiac disease process in these patients. This approach enables a wide range of complex cardiac problems to be reviewed. The material presented in the book is ideal in terms of understanding cardiac disease and its management via the application of changes to the patient's physical activity. Based on the assumption that the reader should at least be acquainted with medical physiology, especially of the cardiopulmonary system, this book expands upon the reader's understanding of the cardiopulmonary response to various modes of exercise in healthy subjects, since to understand pathology, one has to know healthy responses. Therefore this book will be of particular interest to trainees in internal medicine, cardiology, intensive care, anesthesiology and emergency medicine.
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1. Exercise physiology -- 2. Pulmonary function -- 3. Cardiac output -- 4. Cardiac output redistribution -- 5. Left ventricular function -- 6. Blood pressure and hypertension -- 7. Metabolic cardiovascular risk factors -- 8. Cardiopulmonary function in elderly -- 9. Exercise and sudden death -- 10. Cardiac rehabilitation.
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Chronic Hepatitis C Virus : Advances in Treatment, Promise for the Future

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Mitchell L. Shiffman, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Chronic Hepatitis C Virus: Advances in Treatment, Promise for the Future documents the monumental advances that have been made in our understanding of chronic HCV during the past decade. The first section reviews the natural history of chronic HCV, how this virus can affect other organs in addition to the liver, and whether treating chronic HCV alters the natural history of this disease. Section 2 reviews the advances that have been made in the treatment of chronic HCV during the past decade wi…
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Shiffman, Mitchell L
Responsibility
Mitchell L. Shiffman, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 332 p. : 53 ill., 33 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461411925
Subjects (MeSH)
Antiviral Agents - therapeutic use
Hepacivirus - pathogenicity
Hepatitis C, Chronic - therapy
Liver Transplantation
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Virology
Abstract
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus: Advances in Treatment, Promise for the Future documents the monumental advances that have been made in our understanding of chronic HCV during the past decade. The first section reviews the natural history of chronic HCV, how this virus can affect other organs in addition to the liver, and whether treating chronic HCV alters the natural history of this disease. Section 2 reviews the advances that have been made in the treatment of chronic HCV during the past decade with interferon based therapy. Separate chapters on response guided therapy and how to manage the adverse events associated with these medications provide the physician with the concepts required to more effectively treat chronic HCV now and in the future. As the genetics of virologic response have recently been elucidated, a chapter is devoted to helping the clinician understand how genes that modulate disease processes and their treatment are identified and utilized in clinical care. Section 3 deals with the future of HCV treatment and specific inhibitors of HCV. Specific chapters explain how targets for drugs are identified and how drugs are then developed and tested; how mutations of HCV develop and how anti-viral agents will affect this process; the most up to date data regarding the treatment of chronic HCV with peginterferon, ribavirin and anti-viral agents; and the potential to treat chronic HCV with just oral anti-viral agents and without peginterferon and ribavirin in the future. The final section of this book covers issues related to liver transplantation in patients with chronic HCV. Separate chapters review the natural history of chronic HCV in liver transplant recipients and the impact of utilizing HCV positive donors. The volume concludes with chapters that cover the treatment of chronic HCV both prior to and after liver transplantation with potent anti-viral agents. Chronic Hepatitis C Virus: Advances in Treatment, Promise for the Future is a valuable resource for all physicians caring for patients with chronic HCV.
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Epidemiology of Chronic HCV -- Acute HCV -- Assessing the Progression of Chronic HCV to Cirrhosis -- Chronic HCV and Steatosis -- Chronic HCV and Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Extrahepatic Manifestations of Chronic HCV -- Chronic HCV and HIV Co-infection -- Chronic HCV in Patients with Renal Disease -- Does Treatment Alter the Natural History of Chronic HCV -- Treatment with Interferon and Ribavirin -- Immune Modulators and Other Agents -- Measuring HCV RNA and Assessing Virologic Response -- Response Guided Therapy -- Managing the Side Effects of Therapy -- The Genetics of Virologic Response -- Maintenance Therapy with Peginterferon -- Anti-viral Targets in HCV -- Mutations and the Development of Anti-viral Resistance -- Peginterferon, Ribavirin and Anti-viral Triple Therapy -- Treating Chronic HCV without Interferon and/or Ribavirin -- Maintenance Therapy with Oral Anti-viral Agents -- Natural History of Chronic HCV after Liver Transplantation -- Use of HCV Positive Organs in Patients with and without Chronic HCV -- Treating HCV Prior to Liver Transplantation -- Treating HCV after Liver Transplantation.
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Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis

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Andrew Nicolaides ... [et al.], editors. --London: Springer , c2012.
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Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent advancements in instrumentation, imaging techniques including the use of contrast enhancement agents, plaque image analysis and its automation, elastography and plaque motion analysis; also, the use of ultrasonic and other biomarkers in the detection of the high risk cardiovascular individual. Finally, it deals with the application of IVUS, TCD and carotid plaque characterization in clinical …
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Nicolaides, Andrew
Responsibility
Andrew Nicolaides ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 649 p. : 278 ill., 195 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781848826885
Subjects (MeSH)
Atherosclerosis - diagnostic imaging
Carotid Artery Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnosis, Ultrasonic
Cardiology
Abstract
Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent advancements in instrumentation, imaging techniques including the use of contrast enhancement agents, plaque image analysis and its automation, elastography and plaque motion analysis; also, the use of ultrasonic and other biomarkers in the detection of the high risk cardiovascular individual. Finally, it deals with the application of IVUS, TCD and carotid plaque characterization in clinical practice and in stroke risk stratification. Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis is intended for all those working in the field of atherosclerosis, ultrasound imaging and cardiovascular risk, including the clinician, the vascular ultrasonographer, the epidemiologist, the molecular biologist, the biomedical engineer and the informatics scientist. Furthermore, this book bridges the gap between the researcher and the clinician, who is keen to incorporate the latest results of research to his daily practice.
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Stable and Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques -- Pathophysiology of Carotid Atherosclerosis -- Vascular Hemodynamics of the Carotid Bifurcation and Its Relation to Arterial Disease -- The Problem with Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis -- Principles of Ultrasonic Imaging and Instrumentation -- Despeckling -- Vascular Ultrasound Imaging with Contrast Agents: Carotid Plaque Neovascularization and the Hyperplastic Vasa Vasorum Network -- Nonlinear Contrast Intravascular Ultrasound -- Molecular Imaging of Carotid Plaque with Targeted Ultrasound Contrast -- Methodological Considerations of Ultrasound Measurement of Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Lumen Diameter -- Automated Measurement of Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness -- Image Normalization, Plaque Typing and Texture Feature Extraction -- Automated Classification of Plaques -- Plaque Feature Extraction -- Plaque Classification -- Volumetric Evaluation of Carotid Atherosclerosis Using 3-Dimensional Ultrasonic Imaging -- Carotid Plaque Surface Irregularity -- Carotid Plaque Texture Analysis Using 3-Dimensional Volume Ultrasonic Imaging -- Wall Motion Analysis -- Noninvasive Carotid Elastography -- Motion Estimation of Carotid Artery Plaques -- Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Measurement: A Suitable Alternative for Cardiovascular Risk? -- Intima-Media Thickness and Carotid Plaques in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment -- Association Between Plaque Size, Growth and Echogenicity with Cardiovascular Risk: The Troms© Study -- Towards Clinical Applications of Carotid Ultrasound: Intima-Media Thickness, Plaque Area, and 3-Dimensional Phenotypes -- Arterial Wall, Plaque Measurements, Biomarkers and Metabolic Syndrome: Results from the Gothenburg Studies -- Novel Biomarkers and Subclinical Atherosclerosis -- Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress -- Screening for Cardiovascular Risk Using Ultrasound: A Practical Approach -- Grading Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis -- The Significance of Echolucent Plaques: Past and Future Perspectives -- Intravascular Ultrasound: Plaque Characterisation -- Gray-Scale Based Stratified Color Mapping of Carotid Plaque -- Transcranial Doppler and Cerebrovascular Risk Stratification in Patients with Internal Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis -- Effect of Statin Therapy on Carotid Plaque Morphology -- Image Analysis of Carotid Plaques and Risk Stratification -- Ultrasonic Plaque Characterization: Results from the Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Risk of Stroke (ACSRS) Study.
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See right through me : an imaging anatomy atlas

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Savvas Andronikou, editor. (2nd ed.) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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This atlas demonstrates all components of the body through imaging, in much the same way that a geographical atlas demonstrates components of the world. Put another way, unlike other anatomy atlases it deals directly with imaging anatomy in the form in which it presents itself to a clinician. Each body system and organ is imaged in every plane using all relevant modalities, allowing the reader to gain knowledge of density and signal intensity. Areas and methods not usually featured in imaging a…
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Andronikou, Savvas
Responsibility
Savvas Andronikou, editor
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 914 p. : 1038 ill., 47 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642238932
Subjects (MeSH)
Anatomy
Diagnostic Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Pediatrics
Surgery
Abstract
This atlas demonstrates all components of the body through imaging, in much the same way that a geographical atlas demonstrates components of the world. Put another way, unlike other anatomy atlases it deals directly with imaging anatomy in the form in which it presents itself to a clinician. Each body system and organ is imaged in every plane using all relevant modalities, allowing the reader to gain knowledge of density and signal intensity. Areas and methods not usually featured in imaging atlases are addressed, including the cranial nerve pathways, white matter tractography, and pediatric imaging. As the emphasis is very much on high-quality images with detailed labeling, there is no significant written component; however, 'pearl boxes' are scattered throughout the book to provide the reader with greater insight. This atlas will be an invaluable aid to students and clinicians with a radiological image in hand, as it will enable them to look up an exact replica and identify the anatomical components. Choose an organ, read the 'map', and enjoy the journey!
Contents
Central Nervous System: The Brain -- Temporal Lobe and Hippocamus -- Cerebral Vessels -- Cranial Nerves -- Spinal Cord -- Head and Neck: Paranasal Sinuses -- Skull and Jaw -- Brachial Plexus -- The Ear -- The Orbit -- The Neck.-Endocrine System -- The Thorax: The Breast -- The Heart -- The Chest -- Abdomen and Pelvis: The Liver -- Biliary Tree and Pancreatic Duct System -- Pancreas and Spleen -- Gastrointestinal Tract -- Renal Tract -- Female and Male Genital Tract -- Musculoskeletal System: Upper Limb -- Lower Limb -- The Pelvis -- Vertebral Column -- Vascular System: Great Vessels -- Peripheral Vessels -- Paediatrics: Central Nervous System -- Head and Neck.-The Thorax -- Abdomen and Pelvis -- Musculoskeletla System -- Vascular System -- Paediatrics.
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Practical Handbook of Endoscopic Ultrasonography

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Kazuya Akahoshi, Amol Bapaye, editors. --Tokyo: Springer , c2012.
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Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has evolved from an obscure method of investigation in the 1980s to a distinct endoscopy subspecialty with interventional and therapeutic capabilities. The art of interpreting EUS images is a skill every endoscopist needs to master. This book helps to meet that need as it is concise, simple to read, and amply illustrated, and describes the technique in a step-by-step manner. Many high-resolution EUS images of diseases are included, and literature reviews are kep…
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Akahoshi, Kazuya
Bapaye, Amol
Responsibility
Kazuya Akahoshi, Amol Bapaye, editors
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 304 p. : 189 ill., 91 ill. in color)
ISBN
9784431540144
Subjects (MeSH)
Endosonography - methods
Ultrasonography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Diagnosis, Ultrasonic
Endoscopic surgery
Abstract
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has evolved from an obscure method of investigation in the 1980s to a distinct endoscopy subspecialty with interventional and therapeutic capabilities. The art of interpreting EUS images is a skill every endoscopist needs to master. This book helps to meet that need as it is concise, simple to read, and amply illustrated, and describes the technique in a step-by-step manner. Many high-resolution EUS images of diseases are included, and literature reviews are kept short and concise while separate discussions and illustrations are devoted to radial and linear techniques. The book can be used as a reference handbook in the endoscopy room, yet contains all of the relevant information required to perform EUS, interpret images, and reach a diagnosis. Important pathological conditions are thoroughly discussed using representative EUS images, pointing out salient differentiating features, and relevant literature reviews are included. The section on interventional EUS deals with advanced interventional or therapeutic procedures, and potential complications and methods to avoid them are discussed. For the novice, the book is designed to teach EUS using a step-by-step approach, and for the seasoned endosonographer it is a practical reference tool for use while performing EUS and may also serve in the differentiation of various pathologies.
Contents
Part I. Instrumentation -- Part II. Ultrasound Catheter Probe -- Part III. Radial Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) -- Part IV. Linear EUS -- Part V. Endoscopic Ultrasonography-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) -- Part VI. Interventional EUS.
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Special issues in hypertension

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Adel E. Berbari, Giuseppe Mancia, editors. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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This volume is a cutting-edge review of the latest findings on key scientific and clinical issues in hypertension, with an integration of different new specific topics into the general knowledge of how to understand the pathophysiology and correctly diagnose and treat this chronic condition, which still represents the first cause of death in the world. Among the topics included in the book the reader will find some forms of hypertension which are frequently encountered in clinical practice and …
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Berbari, Adel E
Mancia, Giuseppe
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Adel E. Berbari, Giuseppe Mancia, editors
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 483 p. : 69 ill.)
ISBN
9788847026018
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Cardiology
Abstract
This volume is a cutting-edge review of the latest findings on key scientific and clinical issues in hypertension, with an integration of different new specific topics into the general knowledge of how to understand the pathophysiology and correctly diagnose and treat this chronic condition, which still represents the first cause of death in the world. Among the topics included in the book the reader will find some forms of hypertension which are frequently encountered in clinical practice and on which new important evidence is available, such as high-normal blood pressure (also termed pre-hypertension), white-coat and masked hypertension, and high blood pressure in the elderly and the very elderly. These emerging aspects are discussed in detail, along with chapters on issues of great current interest, such as the way to assess and how to treat asymptomatic organ damage, emerging cardiovascular risk factors such as short and long-term blood pressure variability, cognitive impairment and dementia. The book also deals with the changing concepts in the management of hypertension and antihypertensive pharmacotherapy, and addresses specific topics which are rarely discussed in clinical medicine volumes, including hypertension in post-menopausal women, hormonal replacement therapy, inflammatory disorders, sexual dysfunction with treatment, and the effect of Ramadan fasting on blood pressure. This ready to hand but encompassing volume proves to be a comprehensive updating tool to professionals and clinical practitioners managing patients with hypertension.
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1. Prehypertension: Definition, clinical significance and therapeutic approaches: to treat or not to treat -- 2. Clinical significance and treatment requirement in white coat and masked hypertension -- 3. Resistant hypertension: epidemiologic and evolving therapeutic aspects -- 4. Primary aldosteronism: rare or common condition -- 5. Hypertension in the very elderly: special features, therapeutic approaches and problems -- 6. Clinical relevance of circadian rhythm and nocturnal dip -- 7. Morning BP surge in treated and untreated hypertensive patients: clinical relevance, prognostic significance and therapeutic approaches -- 8. Short-term and long-term BP variability -- 9. Home BP in hypertension -- 10. Obstructive sleep apnea -- 11. Hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome -- 12.Salt, hypertension and cardiovascular disease -- 13. Optic fundus and retinal circulation: new technology for an old examination -- 14. Arterial stiffness as an early marker of organ damage -- 15. Central blood pressure: definition, clinical significance and therapeutic approaches -- 16. Assessment of total cardiovascular risk in Hypertension: the role of subclinical organ damage -- 17. Microcirculation in hypertension -- 18. Smoking, nicotine and BP -- 19. Inflammatory markers and other risk factors in Hypertension -- 20. Benefits: pleiotropic versus BP dependent mechanisms -- 21. Threshold and target BP values for treatment: an evolving concept -- 22. Polypill concept -- 23. J-curve phenomenon: Does it exist? -- 24. Residual risk in treated hypertension -- 25. Poor BP control in the hypertensive population: which factors are involved -- 26. Ramadan fasting and BP control -- 27. Hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal hypertensive women -- 28. Treating pain and inflammation in hypertension -- 29. Sexual function in untreated and treated hypertension -- 30. Cognitive function and dementia in hypertension. Epidemiologic and therapeutic aspects -- 31 Is hypertension preventable? -- 32. Atrial fibrillation. Modern epidemiologic and therapeutic aspects -- 33. Genetics and hypertension. Which information for clinical practice -- 34. Dual blockade of RAAS: benefits versus adverse Outcome -- 35. Long-term effects of RAAS blockade on renal function.
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Diseases of the Brain, Head & Neck, Spine 2012–2015 : Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques 44th International Diagnostic Course in Davos (IDKD), Davos, March 25-30, 2012 : including the Nuclear Medicine Satellite Course "Diamond", Davos, March 24-25, 2012, Pediatric Radiology Satellite Course "Kangaroo", Davos, March 24-25, 2012, Breast Imaging Satellite Course, Davos, March 24-25, 2012, and additional IDKD Courses 2012-2015

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presented by the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in Medical Radiology, Zurich ; [editors] J. Hodler, G. K. Schulthess, Ch. L. Zollikofer. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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This book deals with neuroimaging of the brain, head, neck, and spine. During the last few years, there have been considerable advances in this subject, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The authors, internationally renowned experts in their field, have contributed chapters that are diseaseoriented and cover all relevant imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. As a result, this book offers a compreh…
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International Diagnostic Course in Davos (44th : 2012 : Davos, Switzerland)
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Hodler, J
Schulthess, G. K
Zollikofer, Ch. L
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presented by the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in Medical Radiology, Zurich ; [editors] J. Hodler, G. K. Schulthess, Ch. L. Zollikofer
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 346 p.)
ISBN
9788847026285
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Diseases - diagnosis
Central Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Diagnostic Imaging - methods
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diagnosis
Neuroimaging - methods
Spinal Cord Diseases - diagnosis
Spinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Interventional radiology
Abstract
This book deals with neuroimaging of the brain, head, neck, and spine. During the last few years, there have been considerable advances in this subject, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The authors, internationally renowned experts in their field, have contributed chapters that are diseaseoriented and cover all relevant imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. As a result, this book offers a comprehensive review of the state-of-the art in neuroimaging. It is particularly relevant for general radiologists, radiology residents, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other clinicians wishing to update their knowledge in this discipline.
Contents
Pt. 1. Workshops -- Brain Tumors / Edmond A. Knopp and Walter Montanera -- Mass Lesions of the Brain: A Differential Diagnostic Approach / Michael Brant-Zawadzki -- Differential Diagnosis of Brain Masses / James G. Smirniotopoulos and Steven J. Goldstein -- Evaluation of Cerebral Vessels / Robert A. Willinsky -- Evaluation of the Cerebral Vessels: Endovascular Therapy / Mary E. Jensen -- Brain Ischemia: CT and MRI Techniques in Acute Stroke / Jens Fiehler and Howard A. Rowley -- Hemorrhagic Vascular Pathologies, I / James Byrne -- Hemorrhagic Vascular Pathologies, II / Martin Wiesmann -- Demyelinating Diseases / Kelly K. Koeller and Frederik Barkhof -- Degenerative Brain Disease and Aging / Marco Essig and Mark A. van Buchem -- Neuroradiological Diagnosis of Craniocerebral Trauma: Current Concepts / Paul M. Parizel and C. Douglas Phillips -- Nontraumatic Neuroemergencies, I / Patrick A. Brouwer -- Nontraumatic Neuroemergencies, II / John R. Hesselink -- Epilepsy and Neuroimaging / Linda J. Bagley and Timo Krings -- Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System / Vincent Dousset and Alain Bonafé -- Cerebral Infections / David J. Mikulis -- Diseases of the Sella and Parasellar Region / Walter Kucharczyk and Charles L. Truwit -- Temporal Bone and Auditory Pathways / Jan W. Casselman and Francis Veillon -- Imaging Diseases of the Pharynx and Oral Cavity / Wendy R. K. Smoker and Bernhard Schuknecht -- Diseases of the Larynx / Martin G. Mack and Hugh D. Curtin -- Extramucosal Spaces of the Suprahyoid Neck / Laurie A. Loevner -- Sinonasal Imaging / David M. Yousem -- Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine: Anatomic and Imaging Considerations / Michael T. Modic and Christian W. A. Pfirrmann -- Acute Spinal Trauma / Pia C. Sundgren and Adam E. Flanders -- Spinal Cord Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases / Majda M. Thurnher -- Spinal Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases / Jeffrey S. Ross -- Congenital and Acquired Abnormalities of the Pediatric Brain / William S. Ball and Thierry A. G. M. Huisman -- Imaging of Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors / Tina Young Poussaint and Andrea Rossi -- Pt. 2. Nuclear Medicine Satellite Course Diamond -- Imaging Alzheimer in 2011 / Marieke Hazewinkel and Frederik Barkhof -- Quantification of NeuroPET: When to Use It / Alfred Buck -- Radioiodine Therapy: Current Imaging Concepts Introduction / Luca Giovanella -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Brain Tumors / Ian Law -- Nuclear Imaging of Neurovascular Disease / Ian Law -- Integrated PET-CT and PET-MR: Pitfalls and Applications in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma / Laurie A. Loevner -- PET Imaging of Dementia / Osama Sabri, Solveig Tiepolt, Swen Hesse and Henryk Barthel -- Clinical SPECT and PET for Management of Patients with Refractory Epilepsy / Koen Van Laere, Karolien Goffin and Wim Van Paesschen -- Pt. 3. Pediatric Satellite Course Kangaroo -- Hemorrhage, Stroke, and Ischemia of the Neonatal Brain / Maria I. Argyropoulou -- Accidental and Nonaccidental Injury of the Pediatric Brain and Spine / Thierry A. G. M. Huisman -- Acquired Infectious and Autoimmune Diseases of the Pediatric Central Nervous System / Andrea Rossi -- Imaging of the Phakomatoses in Children / Tina Young Poussaint -- pt. 4. Breast Imaging Satellite Course -- MRI of the Breast: Technique, Indications, and BI-RADS Classification / Karen Kinkel -- Microcalcifications of the Breast: An Approach to Radiologic Classification / Markus Müller-Schimpfle -- Ultrasound of the Breast, Including Interventions: An Update / Alexander Mundinger -- Mammography: Diagnosis of Asymmetries, Masses and Architectural Distortion / Christian Weismann.
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Tumors of the Central Nervous System. Vol. 9, Lymphoma, Supratentorial Tumors, Glioneuronal Tumors, Gangliogliomas, Neuroblastoma in Adults, Astrocytomas, Ependymomas, Hemangiomas, and Craniopharyngiomas

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edited by M.A. Hayat. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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The ninth volume in this essential series discusses key advances in our understanding of neoplasms in the human central nervous system. This publication deals with various aspects of nine separate types of brain tumors. With 70 contributors from 17 nations, this edition offers an unrivalled thoroughness and breadth of coverage that includes the very latest research results on the following tumor types: astrocytoma, lymphoma, supratentorial and glioneuronal tumors, gangliogliomas, neuroblastoma …
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edited by M.A. Hayat
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Lymphoma, Supratentorial Tumors, Glioneuronal Tumors, Gangliogliomas, Neuroblastoma in Adults, Astrocytomas, Ependymomas, Hemangiomas, and Craniopharyngiomas
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xl, 296 p. : 46 ill., 25 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 9
Series Title
Tumors of the central nervous system
ISBN
9789400754881
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Neurology
Abstract
The ninth volume in this essential series discusses key advances in our understanding of neoplasms in the human central nervous system. This publication deals with various aspects of nine separate types of brain tumors. With 70 contributors from 17 nations, this edition offers an unrivalled thoroughness and breadth of coverage that includes the very latest research results on the following tumor types: astrocytoma, lymphoma, supratentorial and glioneuronal tumors, gangliogliomas, neuroblastoma in adults, hemangioma, and ependymoma. The content introduces new technologies and their applications in diagnosis, treatment and therapy of tumors. It explains molecular profiling techniques that enable oncologists to select appropriate therapies for clinical trials, and discusses a number of surgical treatments, including resection and radiosurgery. Volume 9 is interspersed with color illustrations and tables depicting many of the results. This volume joins its fellow publications in a valuable series that fully explores controversies and debates in CNS cancer therapy, and furthers the scientific quest for effective therapies to combat cancer in all its forms.
Contents
[Machine generated contents note] Pt. I Lymphoma -- 1. Neurolymphomatosis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome / Tali Siegal -- 2. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma: Systemic Relapse / Herve Ghesquieres -- 3. Central Nervous System Recurrence in the Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Treatment / Koichi Sugimoto -- 4. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Resulting in Stroke and Leukoencephalopathy / Johann Willeit -- 5. Primary CNS Lymphoma: Immunohistochemistry of BCL-6 and Treatment with High-Dose Methotrexate / Hiroyuki Momota -- 6. Thiamine Deficiency Complicating the Treatment of Primary CNS Lymphoma / Christopher McNamara -- 7. Metastatic Brain Irradiation-Induced Lymphocytosis Predicts Efficacy of Radiotherapy / Paolo Lissoni -- 8. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma: Treatment with High-Dose Methotrexate / Markus Joerger -- 9. Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Primary CNS Lymphoma / Ali Bazarbachi -- Pt. II Supratentorial Tumors -- 10. Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor: Biology / Barry Pizer -- 11. Outpatient Brain Biopsy and Craniotomy for Supratentorial Tumor / Mark Bernstein -- 12. Wrong-Site Craniotomy Prevention / Mark Bernstein -- Pt. III Glioneuronal Tumors -- 13. Diffuse Leptomeningeal Glioneuronal Tumors: Histology. Is It a New Entity? / Matteo Fassan -- 14. Temporomesial Glioneuronal Tumors: Epilepsy Surgery / Fabio Calbucci -- 15. Rosette-Forming Glioneuronal Tumor: Conservative Management Strategy / Caroline C. Tan -- Pt. IV Gangliogliomas -- 16. Ganglioneuroma: An Overview / Cihangir Erem -- 17. Ganglioglioma, mTOR Activation, and Epileptogenesis / Peter B. Crino -- 18. Gangliogliomas and Other Low Grade Neuronal Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis / Wayne C. Paullus -- Pt. V Neuroblastoma in Adults -- 19. Adult Neuroblastoma Diagnosis / Rishi Kumar -- 20. Proliferation of Neuroblasts in the Adult Brain: Role of Diversin / Kazunobu Sawamoto -- Pt. VI Astrocytomas and Ependymomas -- 21. Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma: Treatment / Cynthia J. Campen -- 22. Acquired Retinal Astrocytoma / Daniel Vilaplana -- 23. Presence of Both Ependymoma and Astrocytoma in the Same Patient: Diagnosis / Gordan Grahovac -- Pt. VII Hemangiomas -- 24. Total Removal of Cavernous Hemangioma Using the Tonsillouveal Transaqueductal Approach (Method) / Ali F. Krisht -- 25. Cavernous Sinus Hemangiomas Treated with Gamma Knife Surgery / Kang-Du Liu -- 26. Linear Accelerator Radiosurgery for Cavernous Malformation / Peng-Wei Hsu -- 27. Treatment of Brainstem Hemangioblastomas / Russell R. Lonser -- Pt. VIII Craniopharyngiomas -- 28. Craniopharyngiomas: An Overview / Niki Karavitaki -- 29. Radical Removal of Craniopharyngiomas / Filippo Gagliardi -- Pt. IX Neurogenesis -- 30. Neurogenesis Outside the Central Nervous System (An Overview) / Paola Crociara -- 31. Neurogenesis and Reproduction / Kwok-Fai So.
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Writing science : how to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded

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Joshua Schimel. --Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press , c2012.
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"As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. Success isn't defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader's consciousness. Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author's years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book …
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Joshua Schimel
Place of Publication
Oxford, UK
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 221 p.)
ISBN
9780199909513
Subjects (MeSH)
Technical writing
Proposal writing for grants
Abstract
"As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. Success isn't defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader's consciousness. Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author's years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension. The book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words. It begins by building core arguments, analyzing why some stories are engaging and memorable while others are quickly forgotten, and proceeds to the elements of story structure, showing how the structures scientists and researchers use in papers and proposals fit into classical models. The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling. The ideas within a paper should flow seamlessly, drawing readers along. The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public. Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively."--Provided by publisher.
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1. Writing in science -- 2. Science writing as story telling -- 3. Making a story sticky -- 4. Story Structure -- 5. The Opening -- 6. The Funnel: connecting O and C -- 7. The Challenge -- 8. The Action -- 9. The Resolution -- 10. Internal Structure -- 11. Paragraphs -- 12. Sentences -- 13. Developing flow -- 14. Energizing writing -- 15. Words -- 16. Condensing -- 17. Putting it all together: real editing -- 18. Dealing with limitations -- 19. Writing global science -- 20. Writing for the public -- 21. Resolution -- Appendix A: My answers to revision exercises; Appendix B: Writing resources.
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Occupational Therapy in Epidermolysis Bullosa : A Holistic Concept for Intervention from Infancy to Adult

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Hedwig Weiss, Florian Prinz. --Vienna: Springer , c2013.
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Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the collective term for a heterogenous group of genetic skin disorders characterised by the formation of blisters and erosions on skin and mucous membranes. This book deals with early childhood motor and perceptual development, a particular challenge for children with extremely fragile skin. Going into functional treatment, it addresses rehabilitation of hands and feet in EB patients with fusions or contractures. The authors are occupational therapists with long-te…
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Weiss, Hedwig
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Prinz, Florian
Responsibility
Hedwig Weiss, Florian Prinz
Place of Publication
Vienna
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 190 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9783709111390
9783709111383 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Epidermolysis Bullosa - therapy
Occupational Therapy - methods
Abstract
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the collective term for a heterogenous group of genetic skin disorders characterised by the formation of blisters and erosions on skin and mucous membranes. This book deals with early childhood motor and perceptual development, a particular challenge for children with extremely fragile skin. Going into functional treatment, it addresses rehabilitation of hands and feet in EB patients with fusions or contractures. The authors are occupational therapists with long-term experience in the management of EB patients. In an extraordinary holistic approach, they present a combination of paediatric and functional areas of treatment. Occupational therapy tools and interventions can help alleviate a number of accompanying complications and symptoms of EB, enhance self-care, and improve quality of life in general. Due to its practical approach, this book not only serves as a unique guide for doctors and health care professionals but is also comprehensible and useful for patients.
Contents
1. Epidermolysis bullosa (EB): the condition -- 2. Motor development in early childhood -- 3. Treatment of the tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive perception -- 4. Development of hand functions -- 5. Graphomotor skills -- 6. Independence in everyday life and provision of assistive devices -- 7. Client-directed therapy using the COSA -- 8. Rehabilitation of the hand -- 9. Rehabilitation of the foot -- 10. Conclusion.
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Integrated palliative care of respiratory disease

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Stephen J. Bourke, E. Timothy Peel, editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Palliative care of respiratory disease is often complex because of the high level of symptoms experienced by these patients and the variable and sometimes unpredictable trajectories of these diseases. It is often most appropriate to integrate palliative care into the multidisciplinary team with specialist palliative care clinicians working alongside the respiratory team. This encourages a focus on symptom management, supportive care and quality of life at an earlier stage in the disease process…
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Bourke, Stephen J
Peel, E. Timothy
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Stephen J. Bourke, E. Timothy Peel, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 246 p. : 20 ill., 6 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447122302
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care - methods
Respiratory Tract Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Pneumology
Pain medicine
Abstract
Palliative care of respiratory disease is often complex because of the high level of symptoms experienced by these patients and the variable and sometimes unpredictable trajectories of these diseases. It is often most appropriate to integrate palliative care into the multidisciplinary team with specialist palliative care clinicians working alongside the respiratory team. This encourages a focus on symptom management, supportive care and quality of life at an earlier stage in the disease process, and can facilitate discussions about advanced care planning and end of life issues. Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both respiratory and palliative medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. The book begins with an overview of palliative care principles in relation to the palliation of chronic progressive lung disease, then delves into the causation and management of specific respiratory symptoms, and concludes with an overview of the management of the major lung diseases. This comprehensive text deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living with advanced progressive lung disease. This book is an invaluable reference for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in respiratory and palliative medicine, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of palliative care in respiratory disease.
Contents
1. Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease -- 2. Breathlessness -- 3. Haemoptysis -- 4. Cough and Respiratory Secretions -- 5.Pain in Respiratory Disease -- 6. Lung Cancer -- 7. Pleural Effusions and Mesothelioma -- 8. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- 9. Interstitial Lung Disease -- 10. Cystic Fibrosis -- 11. Respiratory Care in Neuromuscular Disease -- 12. Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit -- 13: End of Life Care -- Appendix -- Index.
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Advances in DNA repair in cancer therapy

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Lawrence Panasci, Raquel Aloyz, Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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This book deals with the emerging role of various DNA repair proteins and the regulatory elements which are implicated in cancer therapy such as DNA cross-linking agents, radiotherapy and bleomycin. The DNA repair genes discussed include those involved in BRCA/Rad51-related homologous recombinational repair, DNA-PK related nonhomologous endjoining and the nucleotide excision repair gene, ERCC1. Moreover, the role of regulatory genes such as PARP, ATR, telomerase, growth factor receptors and dow…
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Aloyz, Raquel
Alaoui-Jamali, Moulay
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Lawrence Panasci, Raquel Aloyz, Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 312 p. : 35 ill., 25 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
72
Series Title
Cancer drug discovery and development
ISBN
9781461447412
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - therapeutic use
DNA Repair
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Neoplasms - genetics
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Abstract
This book deals with the emerging role of various DNA repair proteins and the regulatory elements which are implicated in cancer therapy such as DNA cross-linking agents, radiotherapy and bleomycin. The DNA repair genes discussed include those involved in BRCA/Rad51-related homologous recombinational repair, DNA-PK related nonhomologous endjoining and the nucleotide excision repair gene, ERCC1. Moreover, the role of regulatory genes such as PARP, ATR, telomerase, growth factor receptors and downstream kinase signalling is examined.
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Repair of DNA interstrand cross-links produced by cancer chemotherapeutic drugs -- DNA-PK, a pharmacological target in cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy -- Growth factor receptor signaling, DNA damage response, and cancer cell susceptibility to chemotherapy and relapses -- Relationship between DNA-repair genes, cellular radiosensitivity, and the response of tumors annd normal tissues to radiotherapy -- Important roles of ERCCI in DNA repair and targeted therapy -- The role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in anticancer drug therepy -- DNA-PK in CLL chemotherapy -- Poly (ADP) ribose polymerase at the interface of DNA damage signaling and DNA repair -- Cellular protection against the antitumor drug bleomycin -- ATR as a therapeutic target -- Telomores, Telomerase, and DNA damage response in cancer therapy -- RAD51 is a key protein of DNA repair and homologous recombination in humans -- Index.
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Psychological Aspects of Cancer : A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management

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Brian I. Carr, Jennifer Steele, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Psychological Aspects of Cancer opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but also to influence the disease itself. A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on geneti…
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Carr, Brian I
Steel, Jennifer
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Brian I. Carr, Jennifer Steele, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 419 p. : 17 ill., 11 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461448662
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Survivors - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Psychology, clinical
Abstract
Psychological Aspects of Cancer opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but also to influence the disease itself. A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy. A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgement that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes several essays on aspects and modalities of care-giving that are designed to help patients coping with their cancer and its aftermath, which increasingly extends for years. An important title covering key aspects of one of the most troubling disorders of our time, Psychological Aspects of Cancer will provide the busy practitioner with cutting edge knowledge as well as practical information that can translate into better care for patients with cancer.
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Psychoneuroimmunology and Cancer: Incidence, Progression, and Quality of Life -- Inflammation, Chronic Disease and Cancer: Is Psychological Distress the Common Thread? -- Psychological Aspects of Hereditary Cancer Risk Counseling and Genetic Testing -- Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer: Psychosocial Aspects of Women's Decision Making -- Decision Aids in Advanced Cancer -- Cancer Fatalism: Attitudes Toward Screening and Care -- Positive Psychology Perspectives Across the Cancer Continuum: Meaning, Spirituality, and Growth -- Stress, Coping, and Hope -- Religiousness and Spirituality in Coping with Cancer -- Controversies in Psycho-Oncology -- Psychosocial Interventions for Couples Coping With Cancer: A Systematic Review -- The Impact of Cancer and its Therapies on Body Image and Sexuality -- Cancer Caregivership -- Psychosocial Interventions in Cancer -- Quality of Life -- Exercise for Cancer Patients: Treatment of Side Effects and Quality of Life -- Use of the Classic Hallucinogen Psilocybin for Treatment of Existential Distress Associated with Cancer -- The Placebo and Nocebo Effect in Cancer Treatment -- Psychological Factors and Survivorship: A Focus on Post-Treatment Cancer Survivors -- Complementary Mind-Body Therapies in Cancer -- End-of-Life Communication in Cancer Care -- The Intersection Between Cancer and Caregiver Survivorship -- Resources for Cancer Patients -- Bringing It All Together -- Index.
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60 years of survival outcomes at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

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edited by Craig Steel. --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell , c2013.
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Informed by the latest clinical research, this is the first book to assemble a range of evidence-based protocols for treating the varied presentations associated with schizophrenia through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This book: deals with a wide range of discrete presentations associated with schizophrenia, such as command hallucinations, violent behaviour or co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder; covers work by the world's leading clinical researchers in this field; and includes illustr…
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edited by Craig Steel
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Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource, 274 p.
ISBN
9781118330029 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - methods
Evidence-Based Medicine - methods
Schizophrenia - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Schizophrenia - Treatment
Cognitive therapy
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Informed by the latest clinical research, this is the first book to assemble a range of evidence-based protocols for treating the varied presentations associated with schizophrenia through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This book: deals with a wide range of discrete presentations associated with schizophrenia, such as command hallucinations, violent behaviour or co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder; covers work by the world's leading clinical researchers in this field; and includes illustrative case material in each chapter.
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Vascular mechanisms in CNS trauma

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Eng H. Lo, Josephine Lok, MingMing Ning, Michael J. Whalen, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Vascular Mechanisms in CNS Trauma focuses on the vascular aspects of brain and spinal cord trauma. Twenty nine chapters are arranged in three sections:Molecular Mechanisms; Experimental Models and Methods; and Clinical Challenges and Opportunities. The first section addresses topics in the basic biology of brain and spinal cord trauma, ranging from the pathophysiology of cerebral endothelial cells and gliovascular interactions to the role of stem cells in neurovascular repair. The second sectio…
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Lo, Eng H
Responsibility
Eng H. Lo, Josephine Lok, MingMing Ning, Michael J. Whalen, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 518 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 5
Series Title
Springer series in translational stroke research
ISBN
9781461486909 (electronic bk.)
9781461486893
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - therapy
Central Nervous System - blood supply
Central Nervous System - injuries
Disease Models, Animal
Spinal Cord Injuries - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Central nervous system - Wounds and injuries
Cerebrovascular diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases - injuries
Biomedicine
Neurosciences
Neurology
Neurobiology
Abstract
Vascular Mechanisms in CNS Trauma focuses on the vascular aspects of brain and spinal cord trauma. Twenty nine chapters are arranged in three sections:Molecular Mechanisms; Experimental Models and Methods; and Clinical Challenges and Opportunities. The first section addresses topics in the basic biology of brain and spinal cord trauma, ranging from the pathophysiology of cerebral endothelial cells and gliovascular interactions to the role of stem cells in neurovascular repair. The second section covers experimental methods in rodent and in large animal models of CNS injury, as well as the use of biomaterials and biomarkers in studying the mechanisms of tissue response. The third section deals with clinical issues in the monitoring and treatment of the patient with traumatic injury of the brain and spinal cord. Contributors to the book include an integrated mix of basic scientists and clinicians from diverse institutions. By presenting salient issues in CNS trauma from a vascular perspective, this book should make a unique contribution to the understanding of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
Contents
Part I. Molecular Mechanisms -- 1. CNS Barriers in Neurotrauma -- 2. Mechanisms of Cerebral Edema Leading to Early Seizures after Traumatic Brain Injury -- 3. Human Cerebral Blood Flow and Traumatic Brain Injury -- 4. Gliovascular Targets in Traumatic CNS Injury -- 5. Neurovascular Responses to Traumatic Brain Injury -- 6. The Effects of Intravascular Coagulation and Microthrombosis on Cerebral Perfusion after Brain Trauma -- 7. Barriers to Drug Delivery for Brain Trauma -- 8. Angiogenesis and Functional Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury -- 9. Vascular Mechanisms in Spinal Cord Injury -- 10. Neurovascular Mechanisms of Ischemia Tolerance Against Brain Injury -- 11. Stem Cells for Neurovascular Repair in CNS Trauma -- 12. Vascular Actions of Hypothermia in Brain Trauma -- Part II. Experimental Models and Methods -- 13. Vascular Responses in Rodent Models of Traumatic Brain Injury -- 14. SAH Models: Review, New Modification, and Prospective -- 15. Age and Sex Differences In Hemodynamics In a Large Animal Model of Brain Trauma -- 16. Neutrophils as Determinants of Vascular Stability in the Injured Spinal Cord -- 17. Blood Biomarkers for Acute CNS Insults: Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke -- 18. Biomaterials for CNS Injury -- 19. Isolated Blood Vessel Models for Studying Trauma -- Part III. Clinical Challenges and Opportunities -- 20. Managing Edema and Intracranial Pressure in the Intensive Care Unit -- 21. Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Edema -- 22. Optimizing Hemodynamics in the Clinical Setting -- 23. Cerebrovascular Autoregulation and Monitoring of Cerebrovascular Reactivity -- 24. Cerebrovascular Responses after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury -- 25. Subdural Hematoma in Non-Accidental Head Injury -- 26. Blood Genomics after Brain Ischemia, Hemorrhage, and Trauma -- 27. Molecular Biomarkers in Neurocritical Care? The Next Frontier -- 28. Bedside Monitoring of Vascular Mechanisms in CNS Trauma: The Use of Near Infra-red Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Transcranial Doppler (TCD) -- 29. In vivo MRI and MRS of Cerebrovascular Function following Traumatic Brain Injury.
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The ASMBS textbook of bariatric surgery. Volume 2, Integrated health

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Christopher Still, David B. Sarwer, Jeanne Blankenship, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Developed by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery provides a comprehensive guide of information dealing with the ever evolving field of bariatric surgery. Volume II: Integrated Health is divided into 3 sections: bariatric medicine, psychosocial, and nutritional aspects of bariatric surgery. The first section deals with the psychosocial issues associated with severe obesity. The second section deals with the role of obesity med…
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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Other Authors
Still, Christopher
Sarwer, David B.
Blankenship, Jeanne
Responsibility
Christopher Still, David B. Sarwer, Jeanne Blankenship, editors
Alternate Title
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery textbook of bariatric surgery
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
ISBN
9781493911974 (electronic bk.)
9781493911967
Subjects (MeSH)
Bariatric Surgery - methods
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Obesity - prevention & control
Obesity - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Obesity - Surgery - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Abstract
Developed by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery provides a comprehensive guide of information dealing with the ever evolving field of bariatric surgery. Volume II: Integrated Health is divided into 3 sections: bariatric medicine, psychosocial, and nutritional aspects of bariatric surgery. The first section deals with the psychosocial issues associated with severe obesity. The second section deals with the role of obesity medicine physicians in preoperative and postoperative support of the bariatric patients. The nutritional section discusses the preoperative and postoperative nutritional support for the bariatric patient.
Contents
Part I. Psychosocial -- Psychosocial Characteristics of Bariatric Surgery Candidates -- Psychopathology and Bariatric Surgery -- Quality of Life -- Eating Disorders and Eating Behavior Pre- and Post-Bariatric Surgery -- Introduction to Psychological Consultations for Bariatric Surgery Patients -- Psychosocial Issues after Bariatric Surgery -- Technology to Assess and Intervene on Weight-Related Behaviors with Bariatric Surgery Patients -- Psychosocial Issues in Adolescent Bariatric Surgery -- Part II. Nutrition -- Perioperative Nutrition Assessment of the Bariatric Surgery Patient -- Nutrition Education and Counseling of the Bariatric Surgery Patient -- Macronutrient Recommendations: Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat -- Identification, Assessment and Treatment of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery -- Managing Common Nutrition Problems after Bariatric Surgery -- Nutrition Care Across the Weight Loss Surgery Process -- Part III. Obesity Medicine -- Lifestyle Modification for the Treatment of Obesity -- Pharmacotherapy Management of Obesity -- Medical Preparation for Bariatric Surgery -- The Perioperative and Postoperative Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient -- The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach -- Genomic and Clinical Predictors Associated with Long-Term Success After Bariatric Surgery -- Medical Approach to a Patient with Postoperative Weight Regain -- The Role of Physical Activity in Optimizing Bariatric Surgery Outcomes.
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