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A clinician's guide to statistics and epidemiology in mental health : measuring truth and uncertainty

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S. Nassir Ghaemi. --Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 2009.
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Author
Ghaemi, S. Nassir
Responsibility
S. Nassir Ghaemi
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
151 p.
Series Title
Cambridge medicine
ISBN
9780511581250 (ebook)
9780521709583 (paperback)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - epidemiology
Psychiatry - methods
Statistics as Topic
Contents
Why data never speak for themselves -- Why you cannot believe your eyes : the three C's -- Levels of evidence -- Types of bias -- Randomization -- Regression -- Hypothesis testing : the dreaded p-value and statistical significance -- The use of hypothesis testing statistics in clinical trials -- The better alternative : effect estimation -- What does causation mean? -- A philosophy of statistics -- Evidence-based medicine : defense and criticism -- The alchemy of meta-analysis -- Bayesian statistics : why your opinion counts -- How journal articles get published -- How scientific research impacts practice -- Dollars, data, and drugs -- Bioethics and the clinician/researcher divide.
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Location
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Critical Limb Ischemia : Acute and Chronic

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Robert S. Dieter, Raymond A. Dieter, Jr, Raymond A. Dieter, III, Aravinda Nanjundappa, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of acute and chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI). Loss of an extremity, or a portion thereof, is not necessarily a life-ending process, but it is a debilitating experience whether involvement is of the upper or the lower extremity. It reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiology, physical examination, imaging modalities, diagnosis, and treatment of limb ischemia. It investigates the most frequent as well as the more unusual etiological process…
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Dieter, Robert S
Dieter, Jr, Raymond A
Dieter, III, Raymond A
Nanjundappa, Aravinda
Responsibility
Robert S. Dieter, Raymond A. Dieter, Jr, Raymond A. Dieter, III, Aravinda Nanjundappa, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 671 pages) : 555 illus., 430 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319319919
9783319319896 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Extremities - blood supply
Ischemia - diagnosis
Ischemia - therapy
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of acute and chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI). Loss of an extremity, or a portion thereof, is not necessarily a life-ending process, but it is a debilitating experience whether involvement is of the upper or the lower extremity. It reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiology, physical examination, imaging modalities, diagnosis, and treatment of limb ischemia. It investigates the most frequent as well as the more unusual etiological processes that may lead to the most dreaded concern of patients and families: amputation. The therapeutics of CLI has been significantly advanced through the multidisciplinary approach to the patient and disease, a focus that is explored in detail throughout the book. Surgical and endovascular treatment guidelines as well as medical therapy, wound healing, and long-term care are discussed. Featuring an extensive illustration program, Critical Limb Ischemia: Acute and Chronic, is a valuable resource for vascular and endovascular surgeons, vascular medicine specialists, interventional radiologists, and cardiologists.
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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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The myth of Alzheimer's : what you aren't being told about today's most dreaded diagnosis

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Whitehouse, Peter J. --New York, NY: St Martin's Press , 2008.
Call Number
WT 155 W593m 2008
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 155 W593m 2008
Author
Whitehouse, Peter J
Other Authors
George, Daniel
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
St Martin's Press
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
317 p.
ISBN
9780312368166
Subjects (MeSH)
Alzheimer Disease - Popular Works
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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