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Abdominal aneurysm

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0591
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An aneurysm happens when a blood vessel gets bigger than normal. When an aneurysm happens in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk, how it is diagnosed, why it is life-threatening, and how it is treated. The French version of this pamphlet 2079, "Anévrisme de l’aorte abdominale", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal aneurysm
Abdominal aorta
Abstract
An aneurysm happens when a blood vessel gets bigger than normal. When an aneurysm happens in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk, how it is diagnosed, why it is life-threatening, and how it is treated. The French version of this pamphlet 2079, "Anévrisme de l’aorte abdominale", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0591
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Alzheimer's Turning Point : A Vascular Approach to Clinical Prevention

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Jack C. de la Torre. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This compelling text provides an overview of the available technology for early detection and therapeutic management of vascular risk factors to Alzheimer's before severe cognitive impairment symptoms appear. Chapters bring the reader from the trackless clinical research that has characterized Alzheimer's progress for the last 20 years, to a nexus of new ideas and concepts that can change our outlook of this dementia. In-depth examinations of various hypotheses, preventive measures, current and…
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Author
de la Torre, Jack C
Responsibility
Jack C. de la Torre
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 251 p. : 34 illus., 29 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319340579
9783319340562 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alzheimer Disease - prevention & control
Brain - blood supply
Dementia - prevention & control
Abstract
This compelling text provides an overview of the available technology for early detection and therapeutic management of vascular risk factors to Alzheimer's before severe cognitive impairment symptoms appear. Chapters bring the reader from the trackless clinical research that has characterized Alzheimer's progress for the last 20 years, to a nexus of new ideas and concepts that can change our outlook of this dementia. In-depth examinations of various hypotheses, preventive measures, current and prospective treatments are openly and clearly explored. The author discusses in depth his proposal of the vascular hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease which has become a mother-lode for basic and clinical studies and a key approach to the prevention of this dementia. Alzheimer's Turning Point offers professionals, students and those looking to learn more about this disorder a fresh clinical perspective of this devastating disease.
Contents
1 How does Alzheimer's begin and who gets it? -- 2 Forming memories -- 3 Masquerading as dementia -- 4 Alzheimer's: then and now -- 5 Unproven hypotheses on the cause of Alzheimer's -- 6 Other hypotheses on the cause of Alzheimer's disease -- 7 Alzheimer noise -- 8 Social contract and Alzheimer's -- 9 Genetics of Alzheimer's -- 10 Powering the brain -- 11 Pharmaceuticals and Alzheimer's -- 12 Alzheimer vascular risk factors -- 13 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Advanced Aging -- 14 A Personal Account of How a Scientific Hypothesis Blooms Into a Life of Its Own -- 15 Clinical tools to detect and predict individuals at risk of Alzheimer's -- 16 The turning point for Alzheimer's -- 17 How poor brain blood flow promotes Alzheimer's disease -- 18 Interventions that may increase cerebral blood flow -- 19 Great Expectations -- 20 A road to new thinking -- 20 A Road to New Thinking.
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e-Book
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Atlas of FFR-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

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Tommaso Gori, Massimo Fineschi, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book details the theory and practice of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided coronary intervention, a technique that, even with complex results, gives sense and a rationale to daily decisions in the interventional suite. FFR guidance provides detailed information on coronary hemodynamics for the interventional cardiologist. This technique has profound practical implications for therapeutic decisions and for the prognosis of patients. This Atlas of FFR-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Intervent…
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Gori, Tommaso
Fineschi, Massimo
Responsibility
Tommaso Gori, Massimo Fineschi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 211 p.) : 136 illus., 104 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319471167
9783319471143 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - methods
Abstract
This book details the theory and practice of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided coronary intervention, a technique that, even with complex results, gives sense and a rationale to daily decisions in the interventional suite. FFR guidance provides detailed information on coronary hemodynamics for the interventional cardiologist. This technique has profound practical implications for therapeutic decisions and for the prognosis of patients. This Atlas of FFR-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions provides practicing physicians clear information to understand both the complexity of the technique and the correct way to apply it. It is designed both to assist younger faculty and those in training, and to act as a clinical resource for more experienced practitioners. Using the clinical cases outlined, the reader can learn to appreciate the pitfalls, tips and tricks that simplify the performance and interpretation of FFR and iFR.
Contents
Part I. Setting the Stage -- 1. Setting the Stage: How to Perform Intracoronary Pressure Measurements -- Part II. Clinical Cases -- 2. Starting Easy: FFR in a High-Grade Stenosis -- 3. Another Easy one: This Time in the Other Direction -- 4. A False-Positive FFR: Drift and Failure to Equalize may cause Troubles! -- 5. A Negative FFR (Intracoronary Adenosine Bolus) -- 6. The Assessment of Diffuse Disease -- 7. Decision-Making in a Long Lesion: Full Metal Jacket or Spot Stenting? -- 8. When the Pd/Pa Is Already Significant: A “Quick and Clean” FFR -- 9. Contrast-Induced Hyperemia and FFR: Slightly Slower but still “Quick and Clean” -- 10. Reproducibility of FFR -- 11. Long-Term Repeatability of FFR: Twin Measurements with Two Years In-Between -- 12. A Positive FFR in the Absence of Visible Stenosis: Where Is the Problem? -- 13. Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Assessment -- 14. Simplifying Angioplasty: From Three- Vessel to One-Vessel Disease -- 15. FFR to Determine Stent Length: When the Play Gets Tough -- 16. Multiple Lesions, Multiple Measures -- 17. Sequential Lesions and Bioresorbable Scaffolds -- 18. FFR for a Lesion in the Left Main: No One Is So Blind As Those Who Will Not See -- 19. Imaging of Ostial Lesions: How Reliable Is It? -- 20. A Complex Left Main Disease -- 21. Bifurcation Lesions: A Quicker Solution for Re-entry -- 22. A Bifurcation with Surprise -- 23 A Wire in Jail -- 24. Mismatch Between Imaging and Functional Relevance of Coronary Stenoses: Seeing Is Not Believing -- 25. FFR or IVUS for Small Vessels? -- 26. Same IVUS, Same Vessel, Different FFR -- 27 In-Stent Restenosis -- 28. In-Stent Restenosis with a Twist -- 29. Using FFR to Detect Ischemia in Myocardial Bridge Lesions -- 30. ACS–NSTEMI -- 31. A Normal Fractional and Coronary Flow Reserve -- 32. Impaired Fractional and Coronary Flow Reserve -- 33. High-Grade Epicardial Stenosis with Microvascular Compensation -- 34. Threshold FFR, Impaired CFR, and IMR: Macrovascular or Microvascular Disease? -- 35. Coronary Slow Flow in a Patient with Myocarditis -- 36. A Complex Combination of Microvascular and Macrovascular Diseases -- 37. The Impact of Venous Pressure on FFR: Do Diuretics Affect FFR? -- 38. FFR Provides Indication on Myocardial Viability -- 39. FFR in a Bypass -- 40. Heart Failure: Really Idiopathic?
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e-Book
Location
Online
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The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Disease : New Philosophical and Scientific Developments

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Derek Bolton, Grant Gillett. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , c2019.
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Location
Online
‘This is an incredibly audacious book. Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett brilliantly succeed in providing the big picture that was lacking in the defense of the biopsychosocial model promoted by Engel 40 years ago.’ - Steeves Demazeux, Assistant Professor in philosophy, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, France This open access book is a systematic update of the philosophical and scientific foundations of the biopsychosocial model of health, disease and healthcare. First proposed by George Engel 40 ye…
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Author
Bolton, Derek
Other Authors
Gillett, Grant
Responsibility
Derek Bolton, Grant Gillett
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 149 p.)
ISBN
9783030118990
9783030118983 (Print ed.)
9783030119003 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Holistic Health
Philosophy, Medical
Social Medicine
Specialty
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
‘This is an incredibly audacious book. Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett brilliantly succeed in providing the big picture that was lacking in the defense of the biopsychosocial model promoted by Engel 40 years ago.’ - Steeves Demazeux, Assistant Professor in philosophy, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, France This open access book is a systematic update of the philosophical and scientific foundations of the biopsychosocial model of health, disease and healthcare. First proposed by George Engel 40 years ago, the Biopsychosocial Model is much cited in healthcare settings worldwide, but has been increasingly criticised for being vague, lacking in content, and in need of reworking in the light of recent developments. The book confronts the rapid changes to psychological science, neuroscience, healthcare, and philosophy that have occurred since the model was first proposed and addresses key issues such as the model’s scientific basis, clinical utility, and philosophical coherence. The authors conceptualise biology and the psychosocial as in the same ontological space, interlinked by systems of communication-based regulatory control which constitute a new kind of causation. These are distinguished from physical and chemical laws, most clearly because they can break down, thus providing the basis for difference between health and disease. This work offers an urgent update to the model’s scientific and philosophical foundations, providing a new and coherent account of causal interactions between the biological, the psychological and social. Derek Bolton is Professor of Philosophy and Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, UK. He was awarded a double first in Moral Sciences and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His subsequent professional career was in clinical psychology and he has published extensively in philosophy of psychiatry as well as basic and clinical health science. Grant Gillett is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His professional career was in Neurosurgery, punctuated by a D. Phil. at Oxford University in philosophy of mind and meta-ethics. He has published extensively in neuroethics, philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of medicine (particularly psychiatry), and the philosophy of medical and social sciences.
Contents
1. The Biopsychosocial Model 40 Years On -- 1.1 Doing Well—But with Underlying Problems -- 1.2 Locating the Content of the Biopsychosocial Model -- 1.3 The General Model: Biopsychosocial Ontology and Interactions -- 2. Biology Involves Regulatory Control of Physical–Chemical Energetic Processes -- 2.1 The New Biology/Biomedicine -- 2.2 The Limitations of Physicalism -- 2.3 Current Biomedicine Is Conducive to the Biopsychosocial Model -- 3. Psychology Regulates Activity in the Social World -- 3.1 The Psychological as Embodied Agency -- 3.2 Biopsychosocial Conditions of Agency -- 3.3 The Socio-Political: Who Gets to Control What? -- 3.4 General Theory of Biopsychosocial Systems -- 4. Biopsychosocial Conditions of Health and Disease -- 4.1 Conditions of Biopsychosocial Life -- 4.2 Biopsychosocial Conceptualisation of Health Conditions -- 4.3 Locating Causes in Biopsychosocial Systems -- 4.4 Compare and Contrast Physical and Mental Health Conditions -- 4.5 Locating the Biopsychosocial Model.
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Open access
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e-Book
Location
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Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2241
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Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eyelid twitching
Benign essential blepharospasm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharospasm
Eyelid Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2241
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[edited by] K. Sartor, S. Haehnel, B. Kress. --Stuttgart: Thieme , c2008.
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Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key r…
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Responsibility
[edited by] K. Sartor, S. Haehnel, B. Kress
Alternate Title
Dx-direct. Brain imaging
Direct diagnosis in radiology - brain imaging
Place of Publication
Stuttgart
Publisher
Thieme
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 300 p.)
Series
Dx-direct
Series Title
Direct diagnosis in radiology
ISBN
9781588905703
9783131626318 (eISBN)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain - diagnostic imaging
Brain Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Diagnosis, Differential
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain Diseases - radiography - Handbooks
Diagnostic Imaging - methods - Handbooks
Brain - Imaging - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Brain - Diseases - Diagnosis - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Neurology
Abstract
Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key references ... all combined with high-quality diagnostic images. Whether you are a resident or a trainee, preparing for board examinations or just looking for a superbly organized reference: Dx-direct is the high-yield choice for you! The series covers the full spectrum of radiology subspecialties including: brain, gastrointestinal, cardiac, breast, urogenital, spinal, head and neck, musculoskeletal, pediatric, thoracic, vascular.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
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Breaking the cycle : how to turn conflict into collaboration when you and your patients disagree

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Blackall, George F. --Philadelphia, PA: ACP Press , 2009.
Call Number
W 62 B627b 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 62 B627b 2009
Author
Blackall, George F
Other Authors
Simms, Steven
Green, Michael J
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
ACP Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
154 p.
ISBN
9781934465189
Subjects (MeSH)
Physician-Patient Relations
Dissent and Disputes
Conflict (Psychology)
Contents
Doctor knows best (sometimes) : the "physician-as-expert" model -- The harder I try, the worse it gets : the symptomatic cycle -- How to begin : building collaborative relationships -- An ounce of prevention : how to avoid impasses with patients and their families -- When all you know isn't enough : dealing with chronic illness -- You are not helping me!? -- Pediatrics : little people, big problems -- "You have to save my little girl" : crisis in the intensive care unit -- Ethical dilemmas in medicine : or are they? -- It's all in your head : patients seeking medical solutions to non-medical problems.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Uwe Fischer, Friedemann Baum, Susanne Luftner-Nagel. --Stuttgart: Thieme , c2008.
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Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key r…
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Author
Fischer, Uwe
Other Authors
Baum, Friedemann
Luftner-Nagel, Susanne
Responsibility
Uwe Fischer, Friedemann Baum, Susanne Luftner-Nagel
Alternate Title
Dx-direct. Breast imaging
Direct diagnosis in radiology - breast imaging
Place of Publication
Stuttgart
Publisher
Thieme
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 246 p.)
Series
Dx-direct
Series Title
Direct diagnosis in radiology
ISBN
9781604060416
9783131626912 (eISBN)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis - Handbooks
Mammography - methods - Handbooks
Diagnosis, Differential - Handbooks
Diagnostic Imaging - Handbooks
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Gynecology
Abstract
Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key references ... all combined with high-quality diagnostic images. Whether you are a resident or a trainee, preparing for board examinations or just looking for a superbly organized reference: Dx-direct is the high-yield choice for you! The series covers the full spectrum of radiology subspecialties including: brain, gastrointestinal, cardiac, breast, urogenital, spinal, head and neck, musculoskeletal, pediatric, thoracic, vascular.
Contents
Methods -- Nomenclature and findings -- Benign changes -- Borderline lesions -- Breast carcinoma -- Other potentially malignant and malignant lesions -- Post-traumatic changes -- Prosthesis.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Online
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Cancer : The Enemy from Within : A Comprehensive Textbook of Cancer’s Causes, Complexities and Consequences

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Carolyn Compton. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2007.
Location
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This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers. Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing…
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Author
Compton, Carolyn
Responsibility
Carolyn Compton
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2007.
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 330 p.) : 157 illus., 149 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030406516
9783030406509 (Print ed.)
9783030406523 (Print ed.)
9783030406530 (Print ed.)
ISSN
0008-543X
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Burden of Disease
Neoplasms - diagnosis
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Palliative Care
Risk Factors
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers. Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing quest to understand the wide variety of cancers that continue to impact the world. Subsequent chapters then address pathogenesis, incidence and mortality statistics, risk factors, causal factors, screening challenges and victories, treatment strategies, and disease prevention approaches. This wealth of clinical information is further supplemented with socioeconomic discussions on the financial, social, ethical, technological, regulatory, political, and logistical challenges that limit progress in cancer research. A soon to be gold-standard text that thoroughly and expertly describes cancer as a composite, adaptive system, Cancer: The Enemy from Within equips and empowers all undergraduate students and graduate students to better understand this continually perplexing disease. Clinicians across all disciplines may also find this work of great interest.
Contents
1. The Nature and Origins of Cancer -- 2. Cancer Initiation, Promotion and Progression and the Acquisition of Key Behavioral Traits -- 3. Understanding the Hallmark Characteristics of Cancer -- 4. A Short History of Cancer – How Did We Get Here? -- 5. Who Gets Cancer and Why? What Are the Consequences for Human Life and Longevity? How Can We Intervene? How Can We Track Progress? -- 6. Screening for Cancer: Find It Early; Treat It Early; Save Lives -- 7. Fundamentals of Cancer Diagnosis and Assessment -- 8. Local Therapy for Cancer -- 9. Systemic Therapy for Cancer -- 10. Palliative Care, Hospice, and End of Life -- 11. Development of New Cancer Therapies -- 12. Cancer and Society.
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e-Book
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Capsulotomie au laser YAG

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1947
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On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
YAG laser capsulotomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract Extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité peut être traitée au moyen d’un laser YAG. Le laser YAG est utilisé pour faire une ouverture dans la capsule (capsulotomie), comme lorsque l’on fait un trou dans une pellicule d’emballage en plastique. La vision est généralement plus claire 1 à 2 journées après le traitement. La présente brochure explique comment se préparer, ce qui se passe pendant le traitement et à quoi s’attendre après. On y présente aussi une liste des complications possibles.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0464, “YAG Laser Capsulotomy”. A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also becomes cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of plastic wrap. Vision is usually clearer 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, what happens during, and what to expect after. A list of possible complications are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1947
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Claus D. Claussen ... [et al.] ; translated by Terry Telger ; illustrated by Rose Baumann, Markus Voll, and Karl Wesker. --Stuttgart: Thieme , c2008.
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Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key r…
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Other Authors
Claussen, Claus
Responsibility
Claus D. Claussen ... [et al.] ; translated by Terry Telger ; illustrated by Rose Baumann, Markus Voll, and Karl Wesker
Alternate Title
Dx-direct. Cardiac imaging
Direct diagnosis in radiology - cardiac imaging
Place of Publication
Stuttgart
Publisher
Thieme
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 312 p.)
Series
Dx-direct
Series Title
Direct diagnosis in radiology
ISBN
9781604060140
9783131626516 (eISBN)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular - Handbooks
Heart Diseases - diagnosis - Handbooks
Diagnosis, Differential - Handbooks
Diagnostic Imaging - Handbooks
Specialty
Cardiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Notes
"Title of the German edition: Pareto-Reihe Radiologie: Herz"--T.p. verso
Abstract
Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key references ... all combined with high-quality diagnostic images. Whether you are a resident or a trainee, preparing for board examinations or just looking for a superbly organized reference: Dx-direct is the high-yield choice for you! The series covers the full spectrum of radiology subspecialties including: brain, gastrointestinal, cardiac, breast, urogenital, spinal, head and neck, musculoskeletal, pediatric, thoracic, vascular.
Contents
Ischemic heart disease / S. Miller, U. Kramer -- Heart failure / R. Riessen -- Acquired valvular heart diseases / U. Kramer -- Cardiomyopathy / S. Miller -- Inflammatory heart diseases / S. Miller -- Hypertension / R. Riessen -- Tumors and other masses / M. Fenchel -- Trauma / U. Kramer -- Congenital heart diseases / M. Fenchel -- Diseases of the great vessels / U. Kramer -- Standard planes of section / S. Miller.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1233
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive (gets worse over time) lung disorder. It is most commonly caused by smoking. COPD can be chronic (ongoing) bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both. This pamphlet identifies persons at risk for COPD, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and how it is diagnosed and managed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Respiratory Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Abstract
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive (gets worse over time) lung disorder. It is most commonly caused by smoking. COPD can be chronic (ongoing) bronchitis, emphysema, or a combination of both. This pamphlet identifies persons at risk for COPD, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and how it is diagnosed and managed.
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Prepared by: Respiratory Services, Cobequid Community Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
1233
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Clinical psychopharmacology : a practical approach

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Humberto Marin, Javier I Escóbar. --Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Pub. Co , c2013.
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This book aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs and inform clinical decisions for the treatment of mental disorders using a problem-solving approach. In order to accomplish these goals, the book has three central characteristics: it is evidence-based; it compares each individual drug with others in the same class and also those used for the same indications rather than describing them separately; it steadily draws practical conclusions and makes recommendat…
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Marin, Humberto
Other Authors
Escóbar, Javier I
Responsibility
Humberto Marin, Javier I Escóbar
Place of Publication
Hackensack, NJ
Publisher
World Scientific Pub. Co
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (286 p.)
ISBN
9789814343664
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - drug therapy
Psychopharmacology
Psychotropic Drugs
Abstract
This book aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs and inform clinical decisions for the treatment of mental disorders using a problem-solving approach. In order to accomplish these goals, the book has three central characteristics: it is evidence-based; it compares each individual drug with others in the same class and also those used for the same indications rather than describing them separately; it steadily draws practical conclusions and makes recommendations about how to select and use medications in the treatment of specific mental disorders. More than a textbook, it is meant to serve as a practical tool for professionals working in the mental health field.
Contents
Ch. 1. Absorption, transformation, and elimination of psychotropic medications. -- ch. 2. Neurotransmitters, receptors, and transporters. 2.1. Main types of receptors in the brain. 2.2. Neurotransmitters. 2.3. Neurotransmitter reuptake transporters -- ch. 3. Antipsychotics: a general view of therapeutic and adverse effects. 3.1. Classic antipsychotics. 3.2. New antipsychotics. 3.3. Are the new antipsychotics clinically different from the old ones? 3.4. Current concepts regarding antipsychotic action and the D[symbol] receptor. 3.5. Comparison between typical and atypical antipsychotics. 3.6. Metabolic side effects of antipsychotic drugs. 3.7. Extrapyramidal symptoms of antipsychotics. 3.8. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. 3.9. Catatonia. 3.10. Antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia. 3.11. Sexual side effects of antipsychotics. 3.12. Antihistamine adverse effects of antipsychotics. 3.13. Anticholinergic adverse effects of antipsychotics: cognitive and peripheral. 3.14. Antipsychotics and the risk of seizures. 3.15. Vascular side effects of antipsychotics. 3.16. Antipsychotics and the risk of malignant arrythmia and sudden cardiac death. 3.17. Antipsychotics and increased morbidity and mortality in patients with dementia. 3.18. Antipsychotics and suicide. 3.19. Antipsychotics and the risk of cancer -- ch. 4. Description of individual antipsychotics. 4.1. Typical antipsychotics. 4.2. Atypical antipsychotics -- ch. 5. Treatment of schizophrenia with antipsychotic medications. 5.1. Choice of an antipsychotic for the initial treatment of schizophrenia. 5.2. Dosing in the initial antipsychotic treatment of schizophrenia. 5.3. How long does it take to respond to an antipsychotic? 5.4. Monitoring antipsychotic treatment. 5.5. Maintenance of antipsychotic treatment of schizophrenia. 5.6. Combination of antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia ("polypharmacy"). 5.7. Pharmacological management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia. 5.8. Use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics in schizophrenia -- ch. 6. Antidepressants: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Pharmacodynamics of SSRIs and SNRIs (receptor affinity). 6.3. Pharmacokinetics of SSRIs and SNRIs. 6.4. Use of SSRIs in mental disorders. 6.5. Use of SNRIs in mental disorders. 6.6. Dosing of SSRIs and SNRIs. 6.7. Adverse effects of SSRIs and SNRIs. 6.8. Discontinuation syndrome with SSRIs and SNRIs. 6.9. Toxicity of SSRIs and SNRIs and serotonin syndrome. 6.10. Precautions with SSRIs and SNRIs. 6.11. Use of SSRIs and SNRIs during pregnancy and lactation -- ch. 7. Bupropion. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Pharmacology. 7.3. Approved indications and other possible uses. 7.4. Dosing and available forms of bupropion. 7.5. Side effects and adverse reactions. 7.6. Contraindications, warnings, and precautions. 7.7. Use of bupropion during pregnancy -- Ch. 8. Mirtazapine, trazodone, and nefazodone. 8.1. Mirtazapine. 8.2. Trazodone. 8.3. Nefazodone -- ch. 9. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants. 9.1. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. 9.2. Tricyclic antidepressants -- ch. 10. Individualized treatment of depression. 10.1. Patient factors to consider. 10.2. Second-generation antidepressants: doses and duration. 10.3. Hypnotics and other symptom-specific medications. 10.4. Partial response to antidepressant treatment: what to do? 10.5. No response to initial antidepressant treatment: what to do? 10.6. What about adding atypical antipsychotics in the initial treatment of depression? 10.7. Other non-antidepressant drugs recently tried in depression. 10.8. Once the patient gets better, how to stop antidepressant treatment? -- ch. 11. Benzodiazepines, buspirone, and miscellaneous medications used in anxiety disorders. 11.1. Benzodiazepines. 11.2. Buspirone. 11.3. Antiepileptic drugs. 11.4. Antihistamines. 11.5. Prazosin for nightmares in post-traumatic stress disorder. 11.6. Do antipsychotics have a role in anxiety? 11.7. Beta-blockers -- ch. 12. Medication treatment of anxiety disorders. General considerations prior to starting drug treatment. Other considerations. 12.1. Approved and potential uses of antidepressants and other medications. 12.2. Drug treatment of individual anxiety disorders -- ch. 13. Medications used in the treatment of mania. 13.1. Lithium. 13.2. Antipsychotics. 13.3. Carbamazepine. 13.4. Oxcarbazepine. 13.5. Valproic acid (divalproex, valproate). 13.6. Tamoxifen -- ch. 14. Medications used in bipolar depression, mixed states, and rapid cycling. 14.1. Electroconvulsive therapy. 14.2. Lithium. 14.3. Quetiapine. 14.4. Lamotrigine. 14.5. Valproate. 14.6. Antidepressants. 14.7. Ketamine in bipolar and treatment-resistant depression. 14.8. Pharmacological treatment of mixed states and rapid cycling bipolar disorder -- ch. 15. Medications used in the treatment of insomnia. 15.1. General rules. 15.2. Antihistamines as hypnotics. 15.3. Sedating antidepressants (trazodone and mirtazapine). 15.4. Melatonin receptor agonists. 15.5. GABA receptor agonists -- ch. 16. Medications used in the treatment of attention disorders. 16.1. Stimulant medications (psychostimulants). 16.2. Atomoxetine. 16.3. Bupropion. 16.4. Modafinil. 16.5. [symbol]-adrenergic agonists (guanfacine and clonidine) -- ch. 17. Medications used in the treatment of dementia. 17.1. Side effects. 17.2. Pharmacokinetics. 17.3. Pointers for clinical use -- ch. 18. Medications used in smoking cessation and alcohol use disorders. 18.1. Medications used in the treatment of nicotine dependence (smoking cessation). 18.2. Medications used in the treatment of alcohol use disorders -- ch. 19. Drug-drug interactions. 19.1. Pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions. 19.2. Pharmacodynamic DDIs involving psychotropic drugs. 19.3. Drug-drug Interactions due to cumulative toxicity. 19.4. Drug-drug interactions related to food supplements and substances of abuse.
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Greening health care : how hospitals can heal the planet

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Kathy Gerwig. --Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press , c2014.
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Gerwig, Kathy
Responsibility
Kathy Gerwig
Place of Publication
Oxford, UK
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780199385843
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Design and Construction - United States
Conservation of Natural Resources - United States
Environmental Health - United States
Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital - United States
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital buildings - United States - Design and construction
Hospital buildings - Environmental engineering - United States
Conservation of natural resources - United States
Environmental health - United States
Contents
Launching a green revolution in health care -- The health implications of climate change -- The business case for total health -- Food for health -- Managing and minimizing hospital waste -- Green chemicals and the detoxing of health care -- Environmentally preferable purchasing: what we buy matters -- Greening the built health care environment -- Measuring and reporting: sustainability gets sophisticated -- Community benefit and the determinants of health.
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Handbook of Lymphoma

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Anas Younes, editor. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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The Handbook of Lymphoma is an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and management of patients with the disease. The Handbook aims to provide healthcare professionals with an informative and up-to-date guide to the latest developments in the treatment of patients with both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and, as with other cancers, is a disease of the body's cells. Usually, cells divide in the body in an orderly an…
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Younes, Anas
Responsibility
Anas Younes, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 112 p. : 7 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319084671
9783319084664 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymphoma - therapy
Neoplasm Staging
Risk Factors
Abstract
The Handbook of Lymphoma is an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and management of patients with the disease. The Handbook aims to provide healthcare professionals with an informative and up-to-date guide to the latest developments in the treatment of patients with both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and, as with other cancers, is a disease of the body's cells. Usually, cells divide in the body in an orderly and controlled manner, however when this process gets out of control and the cells carry on dividing in an abnormal manner a tumor can form known as lymphoma in one or more groups of lymph nodes. This field has seen increasing development in the available options for treating patients with lymphoma particularly in the recent emergence and approval of targeted therapies. In this clinically focused Handbook, the authors address these advances by looking at treatment recommendations for both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and also making suggestions on the future outlook for patients with this disease. This Handbook is an invaluable and educational source of topical information for all medical and healthcare professionals with an interest in lymphoma.
Contents
Introduction -- Risk factors, etiology, and pathogenesis -- World Health Organization classification -- Staging -- Treatment overview -- Treatment of B-cell lymphomas -- Treatment of T-cell lymphomas -- Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma -- Management of human immunodeficiency virus-associated lymphomas.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Head and neck imaging

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Ulrich Moedder ... [et al.]. --Stuttgart: Thieme , c2008.
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Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key r…
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Mödder, Ulrich
Responsibility
Ulrich Moedder ... [et al.]
Alternate Title
Dx-direct. Head and neck imaging
Direct diagnosis in radiology - head and neck imaging
Place of Publication
Stuttgart
Publisher
Thieme
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 262 p.)
Series
Dx-direct
Series Title
Direct diagnosis in radiology
ISBN
9781588905642
9783131627513 (eISBN)
Subjects (MeSH)
Head - diagnostic imaging - Handbooks
Neck - diagnostic imaging - Handbooks
Diagnosis, Differential - Handbooks
Diagnostic Imaging - Handbooks
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnosis, Differential - Handbooks
Neck - radiography - Handbooks
Head - radiography - Handbooks
Head - Radiography - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Neck - Radiography - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Notes
Translation of: Kopf, Hals / Ulrich Mödder ... [et al.], c2006.
Abstract
Dx-direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need-- with just the right level of detail. Dx-direct gets to the point: definitions, epidemiology, etiology, and imaging signs; typical presentation, treatment options, course and prognosis; differential diagnosis, tips and pitfalls, and key references ... all combined with high-quality diagnostic images. Whether you are a resident or a trainee, preparing for board examinations or just looking for a superbly organized reference: Dx-direct is the high-yield choice for you! The series covers the full spectrum of radiology subspecialties including: brain, gastrointestinal, cardiac, breast, urogenital, spinal, head and neck, musculoskeletal, pediatric, thoracic, vascular.
Contents
Skull base / M. Cohnen, V. Engelbrecht -- Petrous bone / M. Cohnen -- Orbit / M. Cohnen, V. Engelbrecht -- Paranasal sinuses / M. Cohnen -- Pharynx / B. Fritz -- Larynx / K. Andersen -- Oral cavity / B. Fritz -- Salivary glands / K. Andersen -- Soft tissues of the neck / B. Fritz -- Lymph nodes / K. Andersen.
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fas…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of HCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a special pacemaker called an internal cardioverter defibrillator). Websites for further information are also noted.
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Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Late Preterm Infants : A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals

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Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This volume analyses the distinct care needs of late preterm infants and their parents by reflecting on the best available evidence to inform on practice and latest innovations in care. It addresses the spectrum of issues experienced by late preterm infants and their parents to ensure their health life trajectories. We define late preterm infants as those born between 34 to 36 weeks’ gestational age. The book uses creative writing prompts and a narrative style to gain insight and self-reflectio…
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Premji, Shahirose Sadrudin
Responsibility
Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 152 p.) : 20 illus., 8 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319943527
9783319943510 (Print ed.)
9783319943534 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Infant Care
Infant, Premature
Maternal-Child Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Specialty
Perinatology
Abstract
This volume analyses the distinct care needs of late preterm infants and their parents by reflecting on the best available evidence to inform on practice and latest innovations in care. It addresses the spectrum of issues experienced by late preterm infants and their parents to ensure their health life trajectories. We define late preterm infants as those born between 34 to 36 weeks’ gestational age. The book uses creative writing prompts and a narrative style to gain insight and self-reflection in and on practice to move the reader to embracing best practices. Issues such as mother’s physical and emotional health, father’s burden in postpartum period and neurodevelopmental outcomes of late preterm infants are specifically addressed. Areas of innovation are shared for consideration to prompt readers thinking about continuous improvement in quality of care. The book shares local and global perspectives to address the common concerns related to care of late preterm infants and their families, and to foster a partnership in promoting their health all across the globe. It is intended to any health care providers such as nurses, midwives, physicians and other allied care professionals like health visitors, community health workers.
Contents
1. Who is the late preterm infant and what trouble can he potentially gets into after birth? -- 2. Mother’s physical health before delivery matters: what happens and why?! Why is hypoglycaemia a potential concern forlate preterm infants? -- 3. Mother’s emotional health during pregnancy matters: what happens and why?! -- 4. What do I need to know about the father of a late preterm infant to support him in the postpartum period? -- 5. The social organization of nurses’ work with late preterm infants in non-tertiary settings: say that again? -- 6. Why is it so hard to breastfeed a late preterm infant and what can I do to help parents? -- 7. Why is it so hard to breastfeed a late preterm infant and how to help parents? -- 8. Am I a frequent flyer? Taking care of late preterm infants and their parents in the community -- 9. Late preterm infants and neurodevelopmental outcomes: Why do I need to serve and return? Are there innovative therapies we can explore? -- 10. Perspectives from health care providers local to global: Words of wisdom. Personal reflections of caring for late preterm infants -- 11. The alternative facts about late preterm infants: You mean there are fake stories about me?
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Managing low back pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1967
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You are not alone. Back pain is very common and usually gets better over time without any prescription or diagnostic imaging (such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This guide includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. Exercises to do when you are having pain are listed (along with pictures to help guide you). Other general tips and treatment options are given. Symptoms are given for when to see your family health care provider versus when to go directly to the Emergency Departm…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University)
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Low Back Pain - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache
Backache--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
You are not alone. Back pain is very common and usually gets better over time without any prescription or diagnostic imaging (such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This guide includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. Exercises to do when you are having pain are listed (along with pictures to help guide you). Other general tips and treatment options are given. Symptoms are given for when to see your family health care provider versus when to go directly to the Emergency Department. The French version of this pamphlet 2189, "Traitement de la lombalgie (mal au bas du dos)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Physiotherapy (NSHA) and Department of Emergency Medicine (NSHA)
Pamphlet Number
1967
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Managing Myositis : A Practical Guide

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Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V. Oddis, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This comprehensive book serves as a guide in the day-to-day management of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), with a particular emphasis on adult dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), juvenile dermatomyositis, necrotizing myositis, and inclusion body myositis. Practical in nature, it presents IIM concepts in a straightforward fashion, with high-quality figures, algorithms, and flowcharts supplementing each of the expertly authored chapters. The book begins with an introdu…
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Aggarwal, Rohit
Oddis, Chester V.
Responsibility
Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V. Oddis, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 364 p.) : 81 illus., 65 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030158200
9783030158194 (Print ed.)
9783030158217 (Print ed.)
9783030158224 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnosis, Differential
Myositis - complications
Myositis - diagnosis
Myositis - therapy
Specialty
Neurology
Rheumatology
Abstract
This comprehensive book serves as a guide in the day-to-day management of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), with a particular emphasis on adult dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), juvenile dermatomyositis, necrotizing myositis, and inclusion body myositis. Practical in nature, it presents IIM concepts in a straightforward fashion, with high-quality figures, algorithms, and flowcharts supplementing each of the expertly authored chapters. The book begins with an introduction to myositis, providing an overview of the myositis basics and what type of patient is affected. Subsequent chapters are organized by the sequence in which a physician often manages myositis, from initial presentation and workup, to diagnosis, treatment, and finally prognostic and long-term outcome factors. The key differentials in various diagnostic studies are thoroughly examined, including electromyography, muscle biopsy, and MRI. Managing Myositis: A Practical Guide is an easy to-read, indispensable resource for internists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, pulmonologists, and neurologists.
Contents
1. Introduction to Myositis -- 2. Myositis Basics/Who Gets Myositis -- 3. Evaluating the patient with suspected myositis -- 4. Asymptomatic HyperCKemia -- 5. Clinical Features of Myositis Patients: Muscular Manifestations -- 6. Clinical Features of Myositis Patients: Skin Manifestations -- 7. Clinical Features of Myositis Patients: Lung Manifestations -- 8. Clinical Features of Myositis Patients: Cardiac Manifestations -- 9. Clinical Features of Myositis Patients: Juvenile Dermatomyositis clinical features -- 10. Clinical Features of Myositis Patients: Other Manifestations: Arthritis, Raynaud Phenomenon, Constitutional -- 11. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Definition and Classification of Myositis -- 12. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Electrodiagnostic Testing -- 13. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Muscle biopsy and interpretation -- 14. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Skin Biopsy and Interpretation -- 15. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Lung Biopsy and Interpretation -- 16. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Muscle MRI -- 17. Making the Diagnosis of Myositis: Beyond the History and Physical Examination: Laboratory Testing in Myositis -- 18. Role of ANA and Myositis Autoantibodies in Diagnosis -- 19. Role of Myositis Autoantibodies in Management and Prognosis -- 20. Traditional Myositis Autoantibodies: Synthetase, Mi-2, SRP, Ku, PM-Scl, Ro, U1RNP -- 21. Dermatomyositis-associated Autoantibodies: TIF1-?, NXP2, and MDA5 -- 22. Newly described Myositis Autoantibodies: HMGCR, NT5C1A, SAE, PUF60 -- 23. Myositis Mimics: The Differential Diagnosis of Myositis -- 24. Immune Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy (IMNM) -- 25. Cancer Associated Myositis -- 26. Myositis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease -- 27. Pregnancy in Myositis -- 28. Pathogenesis of Myositis -- 29. Management Considerations: Pharmacologic Intervention -- 30. Management Considerations: Juvenile Dermatomyositis -- 31. Management Considerations: Refractory Skin Rash and Calcinosis -- 32. Management Considerations: Interstitial Lung Disease -- 33. Role of Exercise in the Management of Myositis -- 34. Dietary Considerations in Myositis -- 35. Distinguishing Disease Activity and Damage in Myositis.
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