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Osteotomy About the Knee : A Comprehensive Guide

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Sam Oussedik, Sebastien Lustig, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Degenerative conditions of the knee place an increasing burden on health economies and lead to pain and functional loss for sufferers. Although arthroplasty may not offer a level of functional restoration that meets all patients’ expectations, joint preservation through osteotomy is a viable option in younger, more physically active patients. This volume is a comprehensive technical guide to performing knee-preserving surgery to treat degenerative conditions and malalignment-associated knee ins…
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Oussedik, Sam
Lustig, Sebastien
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Sam Oussedik, Sebastien Lustig, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 283 p.) : 143 illus., 98 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030490553
9783030490546 (Print ed.)
9783030490560 (Print ed.)
9783030490577 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Knee - surgery
Osteotomy - methods
Specialty
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
Degenerative conditions of the knee place an increasing burden on health economies and lead to pain and functional loss for sufferers. Although arthroplasty may not offer a level of functional restoration that meets all patients’ expectations, joint preservation through osteotomy is a viable option in younger, more physically active patients. This volume is a comprehensive technical guide to performing knee-preserving surgery to treat degenerative conditions and malalignment-associated knee instability. Drawing on their extensive experience of these procedures, the authors provide valuable insights into identifying patients who may benefit, as well as planning and performing the procedures with a high degree of precision, and explaining the results that can be achieved. This book both initiates novices and provides technical tips for experienced surgeons, and as such is an indispensible resource for all clinicians who treat patients with knee conditions.
Contents
Part I. Basic Science -- 1. From Hippocrates to Coventry and Beyond: The History of Joint Realignment -- 2. Load, Alignment, and Wear -- 3. Principles of Alignment Correction Surgery -- Part II. Realignment Surgery (HTO/DFO) -- 4. Outcomes of Surgery for Medial Arthrosis -- 5. Outcomes of Surgery for Lateral Arthrosis -- 6. Outcomes of Surgery for Sagittal Instability -- 7. Outcomes of Surgery for Coronal Instability -- Part III. Surgical Technique -- 8. Medial Open-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy -- 9. Lateral Closing-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy -- 10. Lateral Opening-Wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy -- 11. Medial Closing-Wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Surgical Technique -- 12. Lateral Opening-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy -- 13. Medial Closing-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy -- 14. Surgical Technique: Sagittal Plane Correction -- 15. Patient-Specific Instrumentation (PSI) for High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) -- 16. Navigation for HTO -- Part IV. Revision Surgery -- 17. Indications and Outcomes of Revision to Another HTO -- 18. Conversion of High Tibial Osteotomy to Total Knee Replacement -- 19. Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty for Failed Osteotomy.
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Technology and Global Public Health

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Padmini Murthy, Amy Ansehl, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book explores the pivotal role played by technology over the past decade in advancing global public health and health care. At present, the global community faces unprecedented healthcare challenges fueled by an aging population, rising rates of chronic disease, and persistent health disparities. New technologies and advancements have the potential to extend the reach of health professionals while improving quality and efficiency of service delivery and reducing costs within the public and…
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Murthy, Padmini
Ansehl, Amy
Responsibility
Padmini Murthy, Amy Ansehl, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxvii, 388 p.) : 28 illus., 23 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030463557
9783030463540 (Print ed.)
9783030463564 (Print ed.)
9783030463571 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Technology
Global Health
Health Promotion
Information Technology
Public Health
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Global Health
Public Health
Abstract
This book explores the pivotal role played by technology over the past decade in advancing global public health and health care. At present, the global community faces unprecedented healthcare challenges fueled by an aging population, rising rates of chronic disease, and persistent health disparities. New technologies and advancements have the potential to extend the reach of health professionals while improving quality and efficiency of service delivery and reducing costs within the public and the private health systems. The chapters highlight the barriers faced by the global healthcare workforce in using technology to promote health and human rights of communities. As a resource on the evolution of technology as a valuable and integral component in the promotion and practice of public health and health care, with a focus on SDG 3 targets, Technology and Global Public Health should engage students, instructors, practitioners, and other professionals interested in public health, universal health care, health technology, digital health, and health equity.
Contents
Preface -- Part I: Reflections -- Space and Global Health -- Universal Health Coverage in Japan: Leveraging Technologies to Ensure Equitable, Affordable, and Quality Health Care for All -- Georgia’s Success Towards Universal Health Coverage -- Women, Girls, and STEM -- Role of New Media in Advancing Gender Equality -- Part II: Technology in Advancing Health: Meeting Sustainable Development Goal 3 Targets -- 1. Role of Digital Health, mHealth, and Low-Cost Technologies in Advancing Universal Health Coverage in Emerging Economies -- 2. Social Media and the Practice of Public Health -- 3. The Role of Technology in Women’s Empowerment and Well-Being and Addressing Gender-Based Violence -- 4. Telehealth and Homecare Agencies -- 5. Health Transformation in Saudi Arabia via Connected Health Technologies- 6. Simple Technology for Menstrual Hygiene Management: A Case Study from Northern Ethiopia -- 7. Technology and the Practice of Health Education in Conflict Zones -- 8. Law, Technology, and Public Health -- 9. mHealth for Better Quality of Life, Healthier Lifestyles, and More Meaningful Lives -- 10. Digital Health Transforming Health Care in Rural and Remote Australia -- 11. Telehealth and Traumatic Brain Injury -- 12. Leveraging Technology for Attaining Sustainable Development Goal 3: The Road Ahead -- Part III: Types of Innovative Technology in Health Care -- 13. Technology vs. Mercury: The Metal that Scars Civilization -- 14. Trafficking, Technology, and Public Health: The Malignant Malady of Modern Slavery -- 15. The Worldwide Digital Divide and Access to Healthcare Technology -- 16. Technology for Creating Better Professional Teams to Strengthen Healthcare Systems -- 17. Global Public Health Disaster Management and Technology -- 18. Employing Data Science Technologies Towards Shaping a Sustainably Healthy Future: The Efforts in Contemporary Taiwan -- 19. Telemedicine in India and Its Impact on Public Health -- 20. The Role of Technology in Sustainable Development Goal Performance in Taiwan -- 21. Reducing the Burden of Oral Diseases Through Technology -- 22. Future and Impact of Rehabilitation Robotics on Post-Stroke Care and Recovery -- Epilogue.
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Diabetes Mellitus in Developing Countries and Underserved Communities

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Sam Dagogo-Jack. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Adopting a truly global perspective and a practical approach to diabetes--including pathophysiology, genetics, regional peculiarities, management, prevention and best practices--this book is an excellent resource for clinicians and policy-makers working with patients in more austere settings. The global prevalence of diabetes is estimated to increase from 422 million in 2014 to 592 million in 2035. Sadly, low- and middle-economy countries are projected to experience the steepest increase, but e…
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Responsibility
Sam Dagogo-Jack
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 294 pages) : 65 illus., 49 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319415598
9783319415574 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Developing Countries
Diabetes Mellitus - epidemiology
Medically Underserved Area
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
Adopting a truly global perspective and a practical approach to diabetes--including pathophysiology, genetics, regional peculiarities, management, prevention and best practices--this book is an excellent resource for clinicians and policy-makers working with patients in more austere settings. The global prevalence of diabetes is estimated to increase from 422 million in 2014 to 592 million in 2035. Sadly, low- and middle-economy countries are projected to experience the steepest increase, but even in developed economies, vulnerable demographic subgroups manifest disparities in diabetes prevalence, quality of care, and outcomes. This book extends coverage to those underserved and minority communities in the developed world. In a consistent chapter format, it discusses classification, pathophysiology, genomics, diagnosis, prevention and management of diabetes in economically challenged regions as well as underserved populations in affluent nations. Suggestions regarding future directions in the organization of diabetes care delivery, prevention and research priorities are also provided. The detailed identification of barriers to optimal care and the practical approach to the management and prevention of diabetes make Diabetes Mellitus in Developing Countries and Underserved Communities a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers and health policy leaders.
Contents
Global Burden of Diabetes: An Overview -- Primary Prevention of Diabetes: An Imperative for Developing Countries -- Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Type II Diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) -- Diabetes in China and Western Pacific Region -- Diabetes in India and Southeast Asia -- Diabetes in Latin America -- Diabetes in the Caribbean -- Diabetes in Indigenous Australians and other Underserved Communities in Australia -- Diabetes among Maori and Other Ethnic Groups in New Zealand -- Diabetes in Eastern Europe -- Diabetes in Immigrant and Minority Populations in Western Europe -- Diabetes among Indigenous Canadians -- Diabetes in Native Populations and Underserved Communities in the United States.
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Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities

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Gary W. Raff, Shinjiro Hirose, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book was conceived and written to provide a contemporary view of critical urban transport issues, policies, and initiatives in twelve countries with emerging economies, each at somewhat different stages of development. With dedicated chapters on Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam, the book contains detailed, comparable information about the current urban transport situation in the major cities in these countries. Writ…
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Raff, Gary W
Hirose, Shinjiro
Responsibility
Gary W. Raff, Shinjiro Hirose, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 108 pages) : 56 illus., 39 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319439266
9783319439242 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracic Surgical Procedures - methods
Thoracic Wall - abnormalities
Thoracic Wall - surgery
Abstract
This book was conceived and written to provide a contemporary view of critical urban transport issues, policies, and initiatives in twelve countries with emerging economies, each at somewhat different stages of development. With dedicated chapters on Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam, the book contains detailed, comparable information about the current urban transport situation in the major cities in these countries. Written by specialists in the field, the book draws on a wide range of information sources to provide up-to-date accounts of each of these countries. By assembling this information in one volume, it provides a valuable source for academics as well as policy-makers with an interest in the current and emerging urban transport needs of a large portion of the world's population.
Contents
1. Surgical Anatomy of the Chest Wall -- 2. Pectus Excavatum -- 3. Magnetic Mini-Mover Procedure for Pectus Excavatum -- 4. Pectus Carinatum -- 5. Anesthetic Considerations for Chest Wall Surgery -- 6. Poland's Syndrome -- 7. Sternal Clefts and Anomalies -- 8. Chest Wall Tumors -- 9. Role of Nurse Practitioners in Chest Wall Clinics as a Model for Care.
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Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Services

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Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev, editors. --New York: Springer Reference , c2016.
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The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new conc…
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Levy, Adrian
Sobolev, Boris
Responsibility
Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer Reference
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 356 p. : 15 illus., 12 illus. in color).
Series Title
Health services research
ISBN
9781489976000
9781489975997 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Health Policy
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Abstract
The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new concept, appreciation of its potential application has grown in recent years. In addition to traditional health sciences methods, modern approaches to comparative effectiveness research now include greater emphasis on social sciences frameworks such as economics, ethics, and implementation science. Moreover, a key feature of the modern approach to comparing treatment outcomes is a focus on the individual patient through explicit consideration of inter-patient variability and patient-reported outcomes. Comparative Effectiveness Research presents a series of chapters of relevance including introductions to areas that are being incorporated when comparing treatments, country-specific applications, patient-centred approaches, and modern methods. Included are chapters on the following areas that are being considered in treatment comparisons: ethics, economics and costs, implementation science, modern payment schemes (coverage with evidence development), and priority setting. Country-specific examples include an overview chapter on national approaches from various countries in Europe, Australia, and Canada, as well as specific chapters on comparative effectiveness research in Brazil and in the United States. The focus on the individual patient is described through chapters on patient-centred comparative effectiveness research, individualized treatment, the link with personalized medicine, and incorporating patient and public input for treatment. Methodological chapters include overviews of data sources, study designs, new statistical methods of combining results, the link with evidence-based medicine, specific issues when comparing drug and non-drug technologies, and dissemination of results.
Contents
1. Comparative Effectiveness Research: Overview -- 2. Ethical Frameworks and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 3. Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Reform in the USA -- 4. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Technology Assessment -- 5. Comparative Effectiveness Research and Priority Setting -- 6. National Approaches to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 7. Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 8. Promotion, Innovation, and Health: Personalized Medicine or Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 9. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Developing Countries: Example of Brazil -- 10. Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 11. Implementation Science and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 12. Costs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 13. Sources of Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 14. Traditional and Innovative Study Designs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 15. Individualization of Treatment and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 16. Comparing Drug and Nondrug Technologies in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 17. Coverage with Evidence Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 18. Incorporating Patient and Public Input for Treatment in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 19. New Statistical Methods of Combining Results in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 20. Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research.
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Food Poverty and Insecurity : International Food Inequalities

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Martin Caraher, John Coveney, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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While there is not one global definition of the term "food poverty", the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the "lived experience" and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or hou…
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Caraher, Martin
Coveney, John
Responsibility
Martin Caraher, John Coveney, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 126 p. : 7 illus. in color)
Series Title
Food Policy
ISBN
9783319238593
9783319238586 (print ed.)
ISSN
2365-4295
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Supply
Global Health
Health Status Disparities
Nutrition Policy
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
While there is not one global definition of the term "food poverty", the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the "lived experience" and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or households to consume a nutritionally adequate diet, they could be considered to be in food poverty. The modern food system has introduced new complexities to food insecurity with the growth of micro-nutrient inequalities. As a result of growing levels of poverty and inequality, hunger and obesity are not being faced by two different groups, but often by the same group. While the developed world faces a problem with overconsumption and chronic diseases, the developing world is addressing the double burden of hunger and over-consumption. Even in the developed world, nation states are facing the rise of modern malnutrition, which includes both over-consumption and the re-emergence of hunger: over-consumption combined with austerity. The volume undertakes a critical examination of food poverty and food security by addressing topics such as tensions over the role of the state, the movement towards rights and responsibilities around food, and the rising tide of food poverty. Auth ors also cover possible solutions at both national and city state levels. The editors conclude with a chapter that draws together the issues and locates solutions within a food policy framework of the total food system. These studies help reveal the complexities of food insecurity within a global context, with the goal of clarifying taken for granted assumptions in present discourses.
Contents
Food Poverty and Insecurity: The Poor in a World of Global Austerity -- Food Security Global Overview -- Food Issues Facing New and Emerging Economies of South East Asia -- The Paradox of Undernutrition and Obesity in South Africa: A Contextual Overview of Food Quality, Access and Availability in the New Democracy -- The Right to Food in India: Entitlements as Government Responsibility to Entitlements as Government Obligation -- Food Insecurity and Health Disparities: Experiences from New York City -- Creating New Links Between Agriculture And Food Aid: New Perspectives from France -- Food Banks: Big Society or Shunting Yards? Successful Failures -- The Rise of Food Inequality in Australia -- Work in Progress: Addressing Food Insecurity in Brazil -- Food Austerity; Concluding Thoughts and Reflections.
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Eating, Drinking: Surviving : The International Year of Global Understanding, IYGU

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Peter Jackson, Walter E.L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2016.
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This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival.
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Jackson, Peter
Spiess, Walter E.L.
Sultana, Farhana
Responsibility
Peter Jackson, Walter E.L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 105 p.) : 32 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in global understanding
ISBN
9783319424682
9783319424675 (Print ed.)
9783319424699 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-7784
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Supply
Health Planning
Internationality
Nutrition Policy
Socioeconomic Factors
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival.
Contents
Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Eating, Drinking, and Surviving -- Globalization and Malnutrition: Geographical Perspectives on Its Paradoxes -- Drinking Water -- The Politics and Consequences of Virtual Water Export -- Integrated Water Resources Management as a New Approach to Water Security -- Surviving as an Unequal Community: WASH for Those on the Margins -- Challenges to Food Security in a Changing World -- Moral Economies of Food in the Socialist/Post-socialist World -- The Nutrition Transition in Developing Asia: Dietary Change, Drivers and Health Impacts -- Food Sovereignty and the Possibilities for an Equitable, Just and Sustainable Food System -- Food Security and Food Waste.
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Optimizing Treatment for Children in the Developing World

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Stuart MacLeod, Suzanne Hill, Gideon Koren, Anders Rane, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2015.
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This book is intended to communicate current best practice in pediatric clinical pharmacology and clinical pharmacy with special consideration of the prevailing circumstances and most pressing needs in developing countries. It also addresses measures that may be taken in countries with emerging economies through organizational and political adjustments to reduce unacceptable levels of morbidity and mortality among children and pregnant women with treatable diseases.
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MacLeod, Stuart
Hill, Suzanne
Koren, Gideon
Rane, Anders
Responsibility
Stuart MacLeod, Suzanne Hill, Gideon Koren, Anders Rane, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 332 p. : 21 illus., 13 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319157504
9783319157498 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Developing Countries
Drug Therapy
Pregnancy
Abstract
This book is intended to communicate current best practice in pediatric clinical pharmacology and clinical pharmacy with special consideration of the prevailing circumstances and most pressing needs in developing countries. It also addresses measures that may be taken in countries with emerging economies through organizational and political adjustments to reduce unacceptable levels of morbidity and mortality among children and pregnant women with treatable diseases.
Contents
Part I. Introduction and Context -- 1. Children Everywhere Deserve Evidence-Based and Accessible Treatment -- 2. Shifting Demographics and Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacology Priorities -- 3. Access to Medicines – More Than Just Affordability -- 4. Challenges in Pediatric Oral Dosing -- 5. Therapeutic Research in Low-Income Countries: Studying Trial Communities -- 6. MicroResearch: Finding Sustainable Local Health Solutions in East Africa Through Small Local Research Studies -- 7. Medications in Pregnancy: Can We Treat the Mother While Protecting the Unborn? -- 8. Drugs and Breastfeeding: The Knowledge Gap -- 9. Falsified and Substandard Medicines -- Part II. Factors Enabling Improved Therapy -- 10. Regulatory Science for Paediatric Medicines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 11. Enabling Equitable Access to Essential Medicines -- 12. Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care -- 13. Promoting Drug Development and Access: The Role of International Networks and Organizations -- Part III. Research Challenges -- 14. Standards of Research for Clinical Trials in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 15. Ethical Considerations in the Design of Pediatric Clinical Trials in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 16. Micronutrient Defi ciencies: Impact on Therapeutic Outcomes -- 17. Clinical Pharmacology and the Individualized Approach to Treatment -- 18. Neglected Diseases: Drug Development for Chagas Disease as an Example -- 19. Health Economic Evaluation for Improving Child Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 20. Rational Use of Medicines (RUM) for Children in the Developing World: Current Status, Key Challenges and Potential Solutions -- 21. Perspective on the Role of the Pharmaceutical Industry -- Part IV. Clinical Settings -- 22. Optimizing Malaria Treatment in the Community -- 23. Critical Care for Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Issues Barriers and Opportunities -- 24. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: Organization and Delivery of Care -- 25. Psychotropic Medications in Pregnancy -- 26. Child Development, Disability and Global Health: Opportunity and Responsibility -- 27. Hydroxyurea Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease in Low-Income Countries -- Part V. Concluding Comments -- 28. Challenges in Drug Therapy of Children in Africa -- 29. Training Clinicians in Developing Countries on Rational Use of Medications in Children and Pregnant Women -- 30. Taking Medicines for Children Forward.
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Information Technology in Pharmacy : An Integrated Approach

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Stephen Goundrey-Smith. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Over the last 30-40 years, information technology (IT) has revolutionized professional life for millions of people around the world. IT has reduced the need for bulk storage of paper records by organizations, has enabled automation of tasks that were previously repetitive and labor-intensive, and carry them out in a fast and accurate way, has enabled economies of scale, improved efficiencies and enabled new ways of working that were hitherto impossible. In parallel with the rise of IT during th…
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Goundrey-Smith, Stephen
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Stephen Goundrey-Smith
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 240 p. : 15 ill., 7 ill. in color)
Series Title
Health informatics
ISBN
9781447127802
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Pharmacy Information Systems
Medical Informatics Applications
Pharmaceutical Services, Online
Pharmaceutical Services - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Medical records - Data processing
Pharmacy
Abstract
Over the last 30-40 years, information technology (IT) has revolutionized professional life for millions of people around the world. IT has reduced the need for bulk storage of paper records by organizations, has enabled automation of tasks that were previously repetitive and labor-intensive, and carry them out in a fast and accurate way, has enabled economies of scale, improved efficiencies and enabled new ways of working that were hitherto impossible. In parallel with the rise of IT during the last 40 years, the role of the pharmacist--and the society in which pharmacists work--has changed considerably. Pharmacists are no longer principally compounders of medicines, but they are still responsible for ensuring that the patient receives the correct medicine, ensuring that the patient understands why they should take their medicine, and helping the patient with taking the medicine and being concordant with therapy. Information Technology in Pharmacy: an Integrated Approach provides a concise and practical general introduction to pharmacy IT, discusses issues surrounding the adoption of technology and how technologies may be utlilized by the pharmacy profession to exercise new professional roles and achieve new professional aspirations. This book will be of prime interest to practicing pharmacists at all levels, pharmacy students and pharmacy educators, but also to health informaticians, hospital and health care system administrators.
Contents
IT Enabling Pharmacy Practice -- Electronic Patient Records -- Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration in Hospitals -- Pharmacy Automation -- Electronic Medicines Management in Primary Care -- Pharmacy Management Systems -- Barcodes and Logistics -- Future Prospects in Pharmacy IT -- Appendix A: Glossary of terms -- Appendix B: Data Fields for Pharmaceutical Care -- Appendix C: Classification Framework for Pharmacy Interventions -- Appendix D: Pharmacy IT Select Bibliography.
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New strategies to advance pre/diabetes care : integrative approach by PPPM

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Mahmood S. Mozaffari, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2013.
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The writings of earliest civilizations reveal that diabetes mellitus has afflicted man for a very long time. Unfortunately, however, we are now experiencing a world-wide pandemic of the disease which has not been adequately addressed. Available evidence suggests that worldwide every 10 seconds one patient dies of diabetes and its severe complications. The outlook is even more bleak with the prediction of half of a billion diabetic patients by the year 2030. The cost-impact of the disease poses …
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Mozaffari, Mahmood S
Responsibility
Mahmood S. Mozaffari, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 538 p. : 146 ill., 116 ill. in color)
Series Title
Advances in predictive, preventive and personalised medicine
ISBN
9789400759718
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus - prevention & control
Individualized Medicine - methods
Prediabetic State - prevention & control
Preventive Medicine - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medicine
Diabetes
Endocrinology 
Metabolic diseases
Nephrology
Cytology
Abstract
The writings of earliest civilizations reveal that diabetes mellitus has afflicted man for a very long time. Unfortunately, however, we are now experiencing a world-wide pandemic of the disease which has not been adequately addressed. Available evidence suggests that worldwide every 10 seconds one patient dies of diabetes and its severe complications. The outlook is even more bleak with the prediction of half of a billion diabetic patients by the year 2030. The cost-impact of the disease poses a major challenge for both developed and developing countries and their economies. Thus, it is high time to reconsider and revise the current strategies in diabetes care. Accordingly, a paradigm shift from reactive to perspective medicine has become a timely consideration. This shift is based on the concept of Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (PPPM). The rationale for PPPM relates to the recognition that prediction of persons at high risk for the disease (i.e., diabetes mellitus) should help devise strategies to prevent its target organ complications, and create effective treatments tailored to the individual patient, thereby reducing morbidity, and associated costs, and mortality. The current book entitled 'New Strategies to Advance Pre/Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM' is intended to serve as a reference source for researchers and the healthcare industry with a special emphasis on health promotion in the general population and help design innovative strategies to prevent the onset of diabetes mellitus and its secondary complications.
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Global Figures Argue in Favour of Preventive Measures and Personalised Treatment to Optimise Diabetes Care -- Three Levels of Prediction, Prevention & Individualised Treatment Algorithms to Advance Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach -- Diabetes mellitus: new challenges and innovative therapies -- Identification of Biomarkers for beta cell failure as detection tools for predictive screening in type 2 pre-Diabetes -- Endothelial dysfunction in diabetes: role of circulating biomarkers as potential diagnostic and prognostic tolls -- Endothelial progenitor dysfunction in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy: treatment concept to correct diabetes-associated deficits -- Oxidative stress and apoptotic biomarkers in diabetic retinopathy -- Diabetic Retinopathy: the Need for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Approach to Management -- The role of inflammatory cytokines in diabetic nephropathy: Potential use as predictive markers for early detection and progression -- Preventing hyperglycemia and tissue injury in diabetes: The dynamic role of 2,3 dioxygenase in diabetes and its complications -- An Integrative Approach to Chronic Wounds in Patients with Diabetes: PPPM in Action -- Understanding inflammation as the key to targeted preventive measures for diabetes in relation to periodontics -- Cancer predisposition in diabetics: risk assessment and targeted preventive measures -- Recognition of individual risks by analysis of subcellular imaging insights into chromium picolinate therapy in pre/diabetes care, search into its safety and opinion controversy -- Remote control in diabetes -- Drug delivery systems for predictive medicine: polymers as tools for advanced application -- Author Index -- Subject Index.
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Principles of Electronic Prescribing

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Stephen Goundrey-Smith. (2nd ed.) --London: Springer , c2012.
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There is now considerable experience of implementing electronic prescribing systems in hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom and other healthcare economies, with clear evidence that a well-designed electronic prescribing system can improve patient safety and quality of care. There is therefore likely to be an exponential growth in the significance of electronic prescribing over the next ten years. This second edition of Principles of Electronic Prescribing discusses the basic prin…
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Goundrey-Smith, Stephen
Responsibility
Stephen Goundrey-Smith
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 183 p. : 16 ill., 7 ill. in color)
Series Title
Health informatics
ISBN
9781447140450
Subjects (MeSH)
Electronic Prescribing
Clinical Pharmacy Information Systems
Medical Order Entry Systems
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical records - Data processing
Abstract
There is now considerable experience of implementing electronic prescribing systems in hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom and other healthcare economies, with clear evidence that a well-designed electronic prescribing system can improve patient safety and quality of care. There is therefore likely to be an exponential growth in the significance of electronic prescribing over the next ten years. This second edition of Principles of Electronic Prescribing discusses the basic principles of design and implementation of secondary care electronic medicines management systems, and how their design and configuration can impact on benefits realization, hospital workflow and clinical practice. It will therefore be of considerable interest to all involved in the management of these systems, from healthcare administrators to pharmacists to the clinicians prescribing these medicines.
Contents
1. Philosophical & Social Framework of Electronic Medicines Management -- 2. History and Context of Electronic Prescribing in the US and UK -- 3. Organization Benefits of Electronic Prescribing -- 4. EP Systems as a Risk Management Tool -- 5. Data Support for Electronic Medicines Management -- 6. Electronic Medicines Management: Support for Professional Practice -- 7. Electronic Medicines Management and Non-Medical Prescribing -- 8. Electronic Prescribing and Future Priorities.
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Psychology and the internet : intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal implications

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edited by Jayne Gackenbach. (2nd ed.) --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier/Academic Press , c2007.
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Gackenbach, Jayne
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edited by Jayne Gackenbach
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
Elsevier/Academic Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
xv, 374 p.
ISBN
6610751501 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Internet
Attitude to Computers
Communication
Contents
Cover -- Copyright page -- Table of Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Internet in Context -- Introduction -- Our Collective Love Affair with the New -- Inventing the Self -- Humans and Machines-An Ambivalent Relationship -- The Ambivalence Deepens -- And Now. . . The Internet -- Take a Lesson from Radio -- Studying the Net -- Summary -- References -- Part I Intrapersonal -- Chapter 2: Children and the Internet -- Introduction -- What are Children Doing on the Internet? -- Concerns -- Social Development -- Unwanted Exposure to Pornography and Hate -- Predation and Bullying -- Becoming "Internet-Wise" -- References -- Chapter 3: Self Online: Personality and Demographic Implications -- Introduction -- New Ways of Thinking About Identity -- Personality Online -- The Self as a Demographic Online -- Social Roles and Inequality Online -- References -- Chapter 4: Disinhibition and the Internet -- Evidence for Disinhibition -- Internet Pornography -- Explanations of Disinhibition on the Internet -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 5: The Psychology of Sex: A Mirror from the Internet -- General Trends -- The Meanings of Sexuality for Human Beings: A Chaotic Systems Approach -- Sexual Expression and Information on the Internet -- Political, Personal, and Community Aspects of Sex on the Internet -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6: Internet Addiction: Does It Really Exist? (Revisited) -- Comparison Survey Studies of Internet Addiction and Excessive Internet Use -- Survey Studies of Internet Addiction in Vulnerable Groups (I.E., Students) -- Psychometric Studies of Internet Addiction -- Internet Addiction, Comorbidity, and Relationship to Other Behaviors -- Internet Addiction Case Studies -- Why Does Excessive Internet Use Occur? -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part II Interpersonal -- Chapter 7: Revisiting Computer-Mediated Communication for Work, Community, and Learning -- Introduction -- Revisiting CMC and Internet Debates -- Unbundling Users and Their Online Activities -- Online and Offline Integration -- Wrapping Up -- References -- Chapter 8: The Virtual Society: Its Driving Forces, Arrangements, Practices, and Implications -- Introduction -- Driving Forces -- Global Economies -- Policies and Politics -- Enlightened and Diversified Population -- Existing Arrangements and Practices -- Dilemmas and Implications of the Virtual Society -- Enlightened and Diversified Population -- Information Technology and IT Infrastructure -- Summary and Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Internet Self-Help and Support Groups: The Pros and Cons of Text-Based Mutual Aid -- Introduction -- The Psychology of Text-Based Relationships -- Self-Help as Mutual-Aid -- Text-Based Mutual-Aid -- Results of a Replication Survey -- Pros and Cons of Internet Self-Help Groups -- Internet Support Groups and Text-Based Group Therapy -- Ethical Considerations in Researching Text-Based Mutual Aid -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Cyber Shrinks: Expanding the Paradigm -- Introduction -- Professional Issues Online -- Overview of Research -- R
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