Skip header and navigation
Did you mean hazard?

Narrow By

27 records – page 1 of 2.

Basic Clinical Anesthesia

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat38972
Paul K. Sikka, Shawn T. Beaman, James A. Street, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology. It is easy to read and is comprehensive without being lengthy. Readers can test their knowledge with the "Clinical Review" questions at the end of chapters and will appreciate the abundance of color illustrations, clinical images, and practical tables. Chapters are highly organized and make liberal use of bulleted text where appropriate. Everything needed in a single source is here, from clinically important basic science …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Sikka, Paul K
Beaman, Shawn T
Street, James A
Responsibility
Paul K. Sikka, Shawn T. Beaman, James A. Street, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 711 p. : 261 illus., 235 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493917372
9781493917365 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Anesthesiology - methods
Anesthetics
Perioperative Care
Abstract
This text presents the basic and clinical foundations of anesthesiology. It is easy to read and is comprehensive without being lengthy. Readers can test their knowledge with the "Clinical Review" questions at the end of chapters and will appreciate the abundance of color illustrations, clinical images, and practical tables. Chapters are highly organized and make liberal use of bulleted text where appropriate. Everything needed in a single source is here, from clinically important basic science to the full range of anesthetic practice: pain management and regional anesthesia, including ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks; specialty anesthesia; preoperative evaluation and intraoperative management; ambulatory and non-operating room anesthesia; and critical care. The book also includes topical chapters on the obese patient, infectious diseases, alternative medicine, substance abuse, cosmetic surgery, robotic surgery, the hazards of working in the operating room, and residency requirements and guidelines.
Contents
Part I. The Basics -- 1.History of Anesthesia -- 2.Preoperative Evaluation -- 3. Approach to Anesthesia -- 4. Perioperative Airway Management -- 5. Anesthesia Machine -- 6. Patient Monitoring -- 7. Fluid and Electrolyte balance -- 8. Transfusion Medicine -- Part II. Anestheticá Pharmacology -- 9. Mechanisms of Anesthetic Action -- 10. Inhalational Anesthetics -- 11. Intravenous Induction Agents -- 12. Opioids and Benzodiazepines -- 13. Neuromuscular blocking and reversal agents -- 14. Antiemetics -- 15. NSAIDs and Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonists -- 16. Diuretics -- 17. Cardiovascular pharmacology -- 18. Local Anesthetics -- 19. Allergic reactions -- 20. Drug Interactions -- Part III. Regional Anesthesia -- 21. Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia -- 22. Peripheral nerve blocks -- 23. Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks -- 24. Pain Management -- 25. Orthopedic Anesthesia -- Part IV. Specialty Anesthesia -- 26. Cardiac Anesthesia -- 27. Vascular Anesthesia -- 28. Ophthalmic Surgery -- 29. Neuroanesthesia -- 30. Ambulatory Anesthesia -- 31. Non-Operating Room Anesthesia -- 32. Hepatic and Gastrointestinal diseases -- 33. Renal and Urinary Tract Diseases -- 34. Endocrine diseases -- 35. Neurological and Neuromuscular Diseases -- 36. Ophthalmic Surgery -- 37. Ear, nose and throat surgery -- 38. Obstetric Anesthesia -- 39. Pediatric Anesthesia -- 40. Critical Care -- 41. Postoperative anesthesia care -- Part V. Special Anesthesia Topics -- 42. Obesity -- 43. The Elderly patient -- 44. Pulmonary Aspiration & Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting -- 45. Acid Base balance -- 46. Trauma -- 47. Spine Surgery -- 48. Robotic Surgery -- 49. Patient positioning and Common nerve injuries -- 50. Substance Abuse -- 51. Awareness under anesthesia -- 52. Infectious diseases -- 53. Alternative Medicine and Anesthesia -- 54. Cosmetic Surgery -- 55. Hazards of Working in the Operating Room -- 56. Operating room management -- 57. Residency Requirements and Guidelines.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat30987
JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry is designed to provide a clear and concise understanding of forensic chemistry. The text begins with an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and expands through organic chemistry into forensic investigation. The detailed chapters focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic chemistry with emphasis on controlled substance testing and identification. Leading experts in the field contribute general examination techniques follow…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Khan, JaVed I
Other Authors
Kennedy, Thomas J
Christian Jr., Donnell R
Responsibility
JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 353 p. : 370 ill., 25 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781597454377
Subjects (MeSH)
Chemical Phenomena
Chemistry Techniques, Analytical - methods
Forensic Sciences - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Toxicology
Analytical biochemistry
Forensic Medicine
Abstract
Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry is designed to provide a clear and concise understanding of forensic chemistry. The text begins with an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and expands through organic chemistry into forensic investigation. The detailed chapters focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic chemistry with emphasis on controlled substance testing and identification. Leading experts in the field contribute general examination techniques followed by applications to more specific models. In addition, the text contains a comprehensive collection of information and data on controlled substances commonly encountered in forensic investigation including; detailed structural analysis, physical and physiological effects, functional group reactivity, and results of analytical examination. Also illustrated is arguably the greatest challenge to the forensic chemist: the investigation and processing of clandestine laboratory operations. The Forensic Chemistry Laboratory Manual is included on a CD-ROM and contains a collection of practical exercises designed to support theoretical principles covered in the text. This provides the student with valuable hands-on experience while adding clarity and continuity to the topics of discussion. Essential and comprehensive, Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry provides the fundamental knowledge required for a rewarding journey into the field of forensic chemistry.
Contents
I. Introduction to forensic chemistry -- Introduction -- Atomic structure -- Molecules -- Organic chemistry -- II. Tools of forensic chemistry -- Forensic language -- Forensic documentation -- Chemical screening -- Microcrystal techniques -- Chemical extractions and sample properties -- Chromatography and mass spectrometry -- Infrared spectroscopy -- III. Examination of drugs/narcotics -- Cannabis -- Phenethylamines -- Tertiary amines -- Tryptamines -- Anabolic steroids -- Miscellaneous controlled substances -- IV. Clandestine laboratory operations -- Clandestine operations: synthetic methods, hazards, and safety -- Evidence identification and collection -- Examination of clandestine evidence.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40410
Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian, editors. (1st ed.) --Tokyo: Springer Japan , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors' diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asb…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Otsuki, Takemi
Yoshioka, Yasuo
Holian, Andrij
Responsibility
Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer Japan
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 221 p. : 20 illus., 14 illus. in color)
Series Title
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
ISBN
9784431557326
9784431557319 (print ed.)
ISSN
2364-8333
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollutants - adverse effects
Environmental Exposure
Foreign-Body Reaction
Particulate Matter - adverse effects
Particulate Matter - immunology
Abstract
This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors' diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asbestos and silica, among others. The chapters also discuss recommendations, practical methods, and nanosafety science in situations involving exposure to nanotoxic substances. Edited in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Hygiene, this book provides up-to-date information on the immunological effects of nanotoxic substances to researchers interested in environmental and occupational health. Presenting a number of recent concepts and findings in the field, it enables readers to gain a comprehensive knowledge of health problems caused by environmental fibrous and particulate substances.
Contents
1. Macrophage and Multinucleated Giant Cell Classification -- 2. NLRP3 Inflammasome-Mediated Toxicity of Fibrous Particles -- 3. Approaching a Unified Theory for Particle-Induced Inflammation -- 4. Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Nanomaterials -- 5. Fibrogenic and Immunotoxic Responses to Carbon Nanotubes -- 6. Potential Hazards of Skin Exposure to Nanoparticles -- 7. Health Effects of Silver Nanoparticles and Silver Ions -- 8. Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Induced Pulmonary Fibrogenesis -- 9. Silicates and Autoimmunity -- 10. Asbestos Exposure and Autoimmunity -- 11. T Cell Alteration Caused by Exposure to Asbestos -- 12. Effects of Asbestos Fibers on Human Cytotoxic T Cells.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Clinical wisdom and interventions in acute and critical care : a thinking-in-action approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33745
Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2011.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Benner, Patricia E
Other Authors
Hooper-Kyriakidis, Patricia
Stannard, Daphne
Benner, Patricia E
Responsibility
Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard
Edition
2nd ed.
Former Title
Clinical wisdom and interventions in critical care
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 576 p.)
ISBN
9780826105745
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Nursing Care - methods
Critical Illness - nursing
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care nursing - Methodology
Catastrophic illness - Nursing
Critically ill - Care
Critical Care - methods
Nursing Care - methods
Critical Illness - nursing
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Clinical wisdom and interventions in critical care / Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper-Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard
Contents
Thinking-in-action and reasoning-in-transition : an overview -- Clinical grasp and clinical inquiry : problem identification and clinical problem solving -- Clinical imagination and clinical forethought : anticipating and preventing potential problems -- Diagnosing and managing life-sustaining physiologic functions in acutely ill and unstable patients -- The skilled know-how of managing a crisis -- Providing comfort measures for the critically and acutely ill -- Caring for patients' families -- Preventing hazards in a technological environment -- Facing death : end-of-life care and decision making -- Making a case : communicating clinical assessment and improving teamwork -- Patient safety : monitoring quality, preventing, and managing practice breakdown -- The skilled know-how of clinical and moral leadership and the coaching and mentoring of others -- Educational strategies and implications.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Dermatological Manual of Outdoor Hazards

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45228
Julian Trevino, Amy Y-Y Chen. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book comprehensively covers the knowledge and skills that physicians, medical students and mid-level providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) need in order to care for patients with plant or arthropod exposures. It presents the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of selected exposures, before discussing prevention strategies and management options for adverse cutaneous reactions and selected systemic manifestations. Lastly, it reviews emerging viruses car…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Trevino, Julian
Chen, Amy Y-Y.
Responsibility
Julian Trevino, Amy Y-Y Chen
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 213 p.) : 94 illus., 92 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030377823
9783030377816 (Print ed.)
9783030377830 (Print ed.)
9783030377847 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Exposure
Insect Bites and Stings
Plants, Toxic
Zoonoses
Specialty
Dermatology
Wilderness Medicine
Abstract
This book comprehensively covers the knowledge and skills that physicians, medical students and mid-level providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) need in order to care for patients with plant or arthropod exposures. It presents the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of selected exposures, before discussing prevention strategies and management options for adverse cutaneous reactions and selected systemic manifestations. Lastly, it reviews emerging viruses carried by arthropods and related human diseases, such as the Zika virus. Dermatological Manual of Outdoor Hazards covers a broad range of arthropod and plant exposures, with a specific focus on dermatological manifestations, making it a valuable resource for all trainees and practicing dermatologists, primary care physicians and emergency physicians who treat these patients.
Contents
Morphology and Diagnostic Techniques -- Plant-Induced Urticaria -- Plant-Induced Irritant Contact Dermatitis -- Phytophotodermatitis -- Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Plants -- Arachnida: Spiders and Scorpions -- Arachnida Class: Mites -- Arachnida Class: Ticks -- Insecta Beetles, Bees, Wasps, Ants -- Insecta Class: Caterpillars, Butterflies, Moths -- Insecta Class: Flies and Mosquitoes -- Millipede -- Centipedes.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Emergency management and social intelligence : a comprehensive all-hazards approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33515
Charna R. Epstein, Ameya Pawar, Scott C. Simon. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2015.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Supplying an understanding of social vulnerability and its interplay with emergency management, this book provides information on garnering information to adapt emergency plans for emergency situations. It includes a historical analysis of how disaster monies have been spent as well as how it has been allocated so that it didn't mitigate future events. The authors discuss how harnessing local community intelligence from information centers; such as non-profits and social service providers, com…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Epstein, Charna R
Other Authors
Pawar, Ameya
Simon, Scott. C
Responsibility
Charna R. Epstein, Ameya Pawar, Scott C. Simon
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 216 p.)
ISBN
9781439847985
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
Abstract
Supplying an understanding of social vulnerability and its interplay with emergency management, this book provides information on garnering information to adapt emergency plans for emergency situations. It includes a historical analysis of how disaster monies have been spent as well as how it has been allocated so that it didn't mitigate future events. The authors discuss how harnessing local community intelligence from information centers; such as non-profits and social service providers, community vulnerabilities, planning gaps, and social strata, and leveraging organizational capacity will.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Geriatric Practice : A Competency Based Approach to Caring for Older Adults

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44939
Audrey Chun, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book serves as a comprehensive reference for the basic principles of caring for older adults, directly corresponding to the key competencies for medical student and residents. These competencies are covered in 10 sections, each with chapters that target the skills and knowledge necessary for achieving competency. Each of the 45 chapters follow a consistent format for ease of use, beginning with an introduction to the associated competency and concluding with the most salient points for mas…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Chun, Audrey
Responsibility
Audrey Chun, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 580 p.) : 102 illus., 96 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030196257
9783030196240 (Print ed.)
9783030196264 (Print ed.)
9783030196271 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Aging
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatrics
Health Services for the Aged
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book serves as a comprehensive reference for the basic principles of caring for older adults, directly corresponding to the key competencies for medical student and residents. These competencies are covered in 10 sections, each with chapters that target the skills and knowledge necessary for achieving competency. Each of the 45 chapters follow a consistent format for ease of use, beginning with an introduction to the associated competency and concluding with the most salient points for mastery. Chapters also includes brief cases to provide context to the clinical reasoning behind the competency, strengthening the core understanding necessary to physicians of the future. Written by expert educators and clinicians in geriatric medicine, Geriatric Practice is key resource for students in geriatric medicine, family and internal medicine, specialties, hospice and nursing home training, and all clinicians studying to work with aging patients.
Contents
I. Introduction and Approach to Caring for Older Adults -- History and Trends -- Identifying the Unique Needs of the Aging Population -- Education of Current and Future Providers -- II. Disease Presentations in Older Adults -- Physiology of Aging -- Normal vs. Abnormal Physical Exam -- Testing in the Elderly -- Differential Diagnoses in the Setting of Advanced Age and Multiple Conditions -- Common Acute Illness -- III. Multi-morbidity (Multiple Conditions) -- Patient-Centered Care for Persons with Multiple Conditions -- Geriatric Pre-Operative Evaluation of the Older Adult -- Common Chronic Conditions -- Geriatric Considerations in Common Surgical Conditions -- IV. Medication Management (MEDICATIONS) -- Prescription Selection and Dosing -- High-Risk Prescriptions for Aging Patients -- Dietary Botanicals and Supplements -- Understanding the Medication List and Addressing Polypharmacy in Older Adults -- V. Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders (MENTATION) -- Depression in Older Adults: Principles of Diagnosis and Management -- Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD) -- Diagnosis and Management of Delirium -- Assessment of Memory and Function -- Non-pharmacologic Management of BPSD: Agitation and Behavioral Problems in Dementia -- VI. Functional Assessment/Self-Care Ability (MOBILITY) -- Assessment of Capability and Capacity -- Developing a Management Plan Safety and Risk Assessment -- Falls Screening, Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment -- Driving -- Individualized Decision-Making for Preventive Medicine in Older Adults -- VII. Health Promotion and Advance Care Planning (MATTERS) -- Advance Care Planning for Older Adults -- Patient Preference, Prognosis, and Decision-Making in Screening and Treatment -- VIII. Special Considerations for Sites/Models of Care -- Sites of Care for the Older Adult – Hospice, Clinic and Home-based Care -- Acute Care in the Home Setting: Hospital at Home -- Hazards of Hospitalization -- Prevention of the Hazards of Hospitalization -- Managing Medications and Addressing Polypharmacy -- Foley Catheter Use and Management of Urinary Symptoms -- High-Risk Pressure Ulcers -- IX. Transitions of Care, Population Health -- Discharge Planning -- Interprofessional Care: Why Teamwork Matters -- Chronic Care Management -- Registries/Data in Population Health Management -- X. Palliative Care and End of Life -- Management of Pain Symptoms -- Non-Pain Symptoms -- Psychosocial, Social, and Spiritual Needs of Geriatric Patients -- Introduction to Palliative Care.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Handbook of emergency response : a human factors and systems engineering approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33517
edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Badiru, Adedeji Bodunde
Racz, LeeAnn
Responsibility
edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 724 p.)
Series Title
Industrial innovation series
ISBN
9781466514577 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Emergency Responders
Ergonomics
Rescue Work - methods
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Technological innovations
Rescue work
Survival and emergency equipment
Incident command systems
Human engineering
Contents
Contents: Robotic technologies for first response: A review -- A practical, simplified chemical agent sensor placement methodology -- Harnessing disruptive technologies: Quick systems engineering for emergency response -- An emerging framework for unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system: Opportunities and challenges for first responders and emergency management -- Optimization in evacuation route planning -- Evacuation planning, analysis, and management -- Hierarchical optimization for helicopter mission planning in large-scale emergencies -- Planning and management of transportation systems for evacuation -- Riverflow prediction for emergency response: Military applications using artificial neural networks -- Understanding the influence of the "cry wolf hypothesis" and "false alarm effect" on public response to emergency warnings -- Accessible emergency management: A human factors engineering approach -- Framework for preparing for the unprepared -- Lest we forget: A critical analysis of bioterrorist incidents, national exercises, and U.S. prevention, response, and recovery strategies -- Resilience to WMD: Communication and active participation are key -- First responders: A biomechanical evaluation of supply distribution -- Dynamics and dangers of therapeutic strategies for organophosphate poisoning: A physiologically based model -- Coordinated project systems approach to emergency response -- Overcoming obstacles to integrated response among incongruent organizations -- Decisions in disaster recovery operations: A game theoretic perspective on organization cooperation -- Integrating Department of Defense response with nongovernmental organizations during a disaster -- Time is a murderer: The cost of critical path drag in emergency response -- Coordination and control in emergency response -- Managing the complexities of incident command -- Begin with the end in mind: An all-hazards systems approach to waste management planning for homeland security incidents -- Creating effective response communications -- Assessing the state of knowledge about emergency management in other countries -- Framework for real-time, all-hazards global situational awareness -- All-hazards response team preparation: Planning and training concepts -- Medical supply chain resiliency in disasters -- Decision support for inland waterways emergency response.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39580
Enid Gilbert-Barness, Diane E. Spicer, Thora S. Steffensen. (Second edition) --New York, NY: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Pathologists have long recognized that pediatric autopsy requires great care in technique and dissection to ensure that easily overlooked malformations are recognized and accurate diagnoses are made. The highly experienced authors have created a new edition of Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, a comprehensive reference guide to the actual performance of the pediatric autopsy and the optimal recognition and interpretation of pathologic findings. The Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Gilbert-Barness, Enid
Other Authors
Spicer, Diane E
Steffensen, Thora S
Responsibility
Enid Gilbert-Barness, Diane E. Spicer, Thora S. Steffensen
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxviii, 749 p. : 658 illus., 582 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461467113
9781461467106 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Autopsy - methods
Fetal Death
Infant, Newborn
Pathology - methods
Abstract
Pathologists have long recognized that pediatric autopsy requires great care in technique and dissection to ensure that easily overlooked malformations are recognized and accurate diagnoses are made. The highly experienced authors have created a new edition of Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, a comprehensive reference guide to the actual performance of the pediatric autopsy and the optimal recognition and interpretation of pathologic findings. The Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, Second Edition covers the spectrum of pediatric pathology with particular reference to those conditions that can be identified at autopsy. New and updated material includes microbiological studies, particularly with the advent of newly described micro-organisms causing disease. The volume also addresses new developments in metabolic diseases, new techniques of ultrasound imaging, and specialized laboratory testing. Furthermore, the book provides a wealth of practical information and bibliographic citations throughout, new copious illustrations and line drawings, numerous standard reference tables, and appendices at the end of multiple chapters. Authored by authorities in the field, Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, Second Edition is a valuable resource that will assist general and pediatric pathologists, neonatologists, interns and residents in training, as well as specialists in cytogenetics and ultrasound technicians in understanding the manner and cause of death in its broadest and comprehensive sense.
Contents
Introduction and General Principles of the Autopsy -- Pediatric Autopsy: Fetus, Newborn, and Child -- Examination of the Human Embryo -- The Placenta -- Hydrops, Cystic Hygroma, Fetal Hydrothorax, and Fetal Ascites -- Chromosomal Defects -- Congenital Abnormalities -- Cardiovascular System -- Respiratory system -- Gastrointestinal System -- Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas -- Renal System -- Male and Female Genitourinary Systems -- Central Nervous System -- Thymus, Spleen, Lymph Nodes, and Immunodeficiency -- Hematopoietic System -- Pediatric Tumors -- Skeletal System -- Skin -- Infections -- Transplantation -- Eye and Adnexa -- Metabolic Diseases -- Sudden Infant Death -- Forensic Pathology -- Special Procedures -- Infection Control and Biological Hazards.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Hazards of light : myths and realities

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53508
Edited by J. Cronly-Dillon, E. S. Rosen [and] J. Marshall. --Willowdale, ON: Pergamon , 1986.
Call Number
WW 105 H2 1986
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WW 105 H2 1986
Author
Cronly-Dillon, J.
Other Authors
Proceedings of the International Symposium of The Northern Eye Institute
Other Authors
Rosen, E. S.
Marshall, J.
Responsibility
Edited by J. Cronly-Dillon, E. S. Rosen [and] J. Marshall
Place of Publication
Willowdale, ON
Publisher
Pergamon
Date of Publication
1986
Physical Description
374 p.
Series Title
Vision and visual health care
ISBN
80320147
Subjects (MeSH)
Light - adverse effects
Eye Injuries
Skin - pathology
Photosensitivity Disorders
Ultraviolet Rays - adverse effects
Lighting - standards
Format
Book
Publication Type
Congress
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
Less detail

Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44872
Reiko Kishi, Philippe Grandjean, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides concise and cutting-edge studies on threats resulting from exposure to environmental chemicals that can affect human health and development, with a particular emphasis on the DOHaD concept. The book is divided into five main parts, the first of which includes an introduction to the impacts of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals and historical perspectives, while the second focuses on how environmental chemicals can affect human organs, including neurodevelopment…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Kishi, Reiko
Grandjean, Philippe
Responsibility
Reiko Kishi, Philippe Grandjean, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 557 p.) : 50 illus., 23 illus. in color
Series Title
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
ISBN
9789811505201
9789811505195 (Print ed.)
9789811505218 (Print ed.)
9789811505225 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2364-8333
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Environmental Health
Environmental Pollutants - toxicity
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Specialty
Environmental Health
Toxicology
Abstract
This book provides concise and cutting-edge studies on threats resulting from exposure to environmental chemicals that can affect human health and development, with a particular emphasis on the DOHaD concept. The book is divided into five main parts, the first of which includes an introduction to the impacts of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals and historical perspectives, while the second focuses on how environmental chemicals can affect human organs, including neurodevelopment, immune functions, etc. In turn, the third part addresses the characteristics of specific chemicals and their effects on human health and development, while the fourth part provides a basis for future studies by highlighting the latest innovations in toxicology, remaining challenges, and promising strategies in children’s environmental health research, as well as ideas on how to bridge the gap between research evidence and practical policymaking. The fifth and last part outlines further research directions and related policymaking aspects. Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals will appeal to young and veteran researchers, students, and physicians (especially gynecologists and pediatricians) who are seeking comprehensive information on how children’s health can be affected by harmful chemicals and other environmental toxicants.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals on Human Health with Global Perspectives -- Part II. Adverse Health Effects on Human Developing Organs Caused by Environmental Chemicals: the Role That Chemicals Might Play -- 2. Environmental Exposures and Adverse Pregnancy-Related Outcomes -- 3. Effects of Environmental Chemical Exposure on Birth Defects (Except Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias) -- 4. Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias -- 5. Endocrine-Distributing Chemicals and Reproductive Function -- 6. Thyroid Hormone System and Development -- 7. Neurodevelopment and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Relation to Developmental Exposures -- 8. Immunotoxicity: Impacts and Research Approaches -- 9. Long-Term Implications of Developmental Programming and Obesity -- Part III. Impact of Environmental Chemical Hazards on Human Development -- 10. Impact of Air Pollution Hazards on Human Development -- 11. Mercury, Lead, Manganese, and Hazardous Metals -- 12. Environmental Pollution and Recent Data on Asian Children’s Health in Relation to Pre- and Early Post-natal Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants, Including PCBs, PCDD/PCDFs, and Organochlorine Pesticides -- 13. Effects of Developmental Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and Offspring -- 14. Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) -- 15. Phthalates -- 16. Bisphenols and Alkylphenols -- Part IV. Important Aspects of Research for Prevention and Strategy -- 17. Adverse Outcome Pathways for Developmental Toxicity -- 18. Exposomics: The Exposome in Early Life -- 19. Gene–Environment Interactions to Detect Adverse Health Effects on the Next Generation -- 20. Epigenetics: Strategies for Prevention Research -- 21. From Research to Intervention -- Part V. Closing -- 22. Further Direction of Research and Policy Making of Environment and Children’s Health.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints : Evidence Based Herbal Drugs

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat31211
Devi Datt Joshi. --New Delhi: Springer , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Evidence based herbal drugs are on high-acceptance day by day due to health friendly nature compared to synthetic drugs. The active ingredients in herbal drugs are different chemical classes, e.g. alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, steroids, terpenes etc., are identified at molecular level using current analytical practices, which are unique characteristic, as finger, so known as fingerprints. The fingerprints are used for assessment of quality consistency and stability by v…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Joshi, Devi Datt
Responsibility
Devi Datt Joshi
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 252 p. : 108 ill., 42 ill. in color)
ISBN
9788132208044
Subjects (MeSH)
Chemistry Techniques, Analytical - methods
Plant Preparations - analysis
Plant Preparations - pharmacology
Subjects (LCSH)
Chemistry
Pharmacy
Medical laboratories
Abstract
Evidence based herbal drugs are on high-acceptance day by day due to health friendly nature compared to synthetic drugs. The active ingredients in herbal drugs are different chemical classes, e.g. alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, steroids, terpenes etc., are identified at molecular level using current analytical practices, which are unique characteristic, as finger, so known as fingerprints. The fingerprints are used for assessment of quality consistency and stability by visible observation and comparison of the standardized fingerprint pattern, have scientific potential to decipher the claims made on these drugs for authenticity and reliability of chemical constituents, with total traceability, which starts from the proper identification, season and area of collection, storage, their processing, stability during processing, and rationalizing the combinational in case of polyherbal drugs. These quality oriented documents have ample scientific logics so well accepted globally by regulatory authorities and industries, to determine intentional/ unintentional contamination, adulteration, pollutants, stability, quality, etc. parameters. Based on geo-climatic factors, a same plant species has different pharmacological properties due to different ingredients; such regional and morphological variations are identified by fingerprints, at the time of collection of the medicinal herb. The chromatographic (TLC, HPTLC, HPLC, GC,) and spectral (UV-Vis., FTIR, MNR, MS, LC-MS, GC-MS etc.) techniques have world-wide strong scientific approval as validated methods to generate the fingerprints of different chemical classes of active ingredients of herbal drugs. Presently there is a need for a book having all the fingerprinting techniques for herbal drugs at a place with theory, case studies and art to discover patentable forms. The present book is a milestone in the subject, to be utilized by Scientists, Medical Doctors, Technicians, Industrialists, Researchers, and Students both in PG and UG levels.
Contents
[Machine generated contents note] Pt. I. Herbal Drugs: A Review on Practices -- 1. Herbal Drugs: A Review on Practices -- Introduction -- Asian Continent and Traditional Herbal Drugs -- China and Japan -- Indian Subcontinent -- Traditional Herbal Drugs in Europe -- Traditional Herbal Drugs in America -- Traditional Herbal Drugs in Australia -- Traditional Herbal Drugs in Africa -- Industrialization of Herbal Drugs and Legislation -- Phytochemical Standardization -- Extraction of Therapeutics -- Analysis for Marker and Chromatographic Fingerprint -- Preparative HPLC to Isolate Therapeutic -- Biochemical Approach -- Reverse Pharmacology -- New Drug Development -- Synthetic Drug Development -- Modern Approach for Drug Development -- Fingerprints of Drugs: Needs and Values -- Multidisciplinary Strategy to Develop Fingerprints -- Modern Chemistry and Pharmacology -- Standardization of Fingerprints -- Pharmacokinetics of Standardized Form -- Case Study -- Commercial Manufacturing and Quality Control -- Regulatory Norms for Herbal Drugs -- Therapeutic Goods Act -- Drug Administration Law -- Ayush -- Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan -- Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia -- WHO Guidelines for Assessment of Herbal Drugs -- References -- Bibliography -- Pt. II. Herbal Drugs and Chromatographic Fingerprints -- 2. TLC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Thin-Layer Chromatogram -- Preparation of TLC Plate in Laboratory -- Ready-Made TLC Plate -- Selection of Suitable Plate Size -- Spotting -- Preparation of Developing Chamber -- Chromoplate Generation -- Evaluation of TLC Plate -- Retention Factor -- Presentation of TLC Results -- Procedure to Determine R1 Value of Unknown -- Spot Development by Iodine Vapors -- Documentation of Fingerprints -- Two-Dimensional TLC -- TLC Bioautography -- Bioluminescence and TLC Analysis -- Detection of Colorless Compounds -- Combination of TLC with Other Techniques -- Criteria for Selectivity, Reproducibility and Robustness -- Special Hazards -- Troubleshooting in TLC Analysis -- Identification of Marker Compounds in Herbal Drugs -- TLC Analysis for Alkaloids -- TLC Analysis for Phenols -- TLC Analysis for Saponins -- TLC Analysis for Terpenoids -- TLC with DART-MS -- TLC Fingerprints for Batch to Batch Consistency -- References -- Bibliography -- 3. HPTLC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Operational Summary of HPTLC -- HPTLC Pre-Coated Plates -- Detection and Visualization -- Nondestructive Techniques -- Nonreversible Reactions -- Destructive Techniques -- Common Visualizing Reagents -- Group-Specific Reaction -- Coupling of HPTLC with Spectrometry -- References -- Bibliography -- 4. HPLC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Glance on HPLC Column -- Analytical Mobile Phases and HPLC -- Solvent Changeover in HPLC -- Buffers as Mobile Phase -- Selection of Buffer and Analytical Method Development -- Buffer Concentration -- Buffer Solubility -- Buffer and Its Impact on Detection -- Buffers as Mobile Phase in HPLC -- Detectors in HPLC: Detection, Quantification, and Fingerprints -- HPLC-UV -- HPLC-FD -- HPLC-CL -- HPLC-ECD -- HPLC Detection in Hyphenated System -- HPLC-RID -- HPLC-ELSD -- HPLC-CAD -- HPLC-FID -- HPLC-MS -- HPLC-NMR -- LC-Hyphenation for Online Structural Identification -- HPLC-DAD (Diode-Array Detector) -- HPLC-MS, MS-MS, and MSn -- HPLC-NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) -- HPLC Biochemical Detection -- HPTLC-HPLC for Quality Assurance -- Case Study -- Different Chemical Classes from Natural Products and LC Fingerprints -- Fingerprints for Flavonoids -- Fingerprints for Terpenoids -- Fingerprints for Alkaloids -- Fingerprints for Coumarins -- Fingerprints for Alkamides -- References -- Bibliography -- 5. GC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Instrumentation -- GLC Columns -- Detectors in GLC -- Development of GC Fingerprints and Data Interpretation -- Sample Preparation -- Separation and Detection -- Analytical Results -- Utility of GC Fingerprints in Herbal Drugs -- Contamination/Adulteration -- Traceability -- Qualification and Quantification of Therapeutics -- Nutraceutical Discovery -- New Cosmeceuticals -- In Aromatherapy -- To Decipher Traditional Formulations -- References -- Bibliography -- Pt. III. Herbal Drugs and Spectral Fingerprints -- 6. UV-Vis. Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Instrumentation -- UV-Vis. Spectrometry and Herbal Drugs -- To Study the Phenolics and Derivatives -- UV Spectrometry for Different Derivatives -- UV-Vis. Coupled Methods for Analysis -- Preparation of Sunscreens -- Evaluation of Vitamin C Content -- Preparation of Stock Solutions -- Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles -- SNPs from C. tamala Twigs -- Purification of Geometrical Isomers -- Analysis of Ultra-Diluted Drugs -- Identification of Powdered Medicinal Plants -- Biological Assay Using Hyphenated Techniques -- To Differentiate Various Species of a Genus -- References -- Bibliography -- 7. FTIR Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Interpretation of IR Spectra -- Authentication of Herbal and Herbal Drugs -- Interpretation of Data -- Identification and Comparison of Biomolecules -- Authenticity of Herbal and Herbal Drugs -- To Distinguish Herb from Its Morphological Fakes -- Standardization of Metal-Based Herbal Drugs -- References -- Bibliography -- 8. Mass Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Interpretation of Mass Spectra -- Techniques for Analysis of Ions in MS -- Detection and Recording of Fingerprints -- Electrospray MS for Herbal Fingerprints -- Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization -- Hyphenated Techniques -- References -- Bibliography -- 9. NMR Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Metabolic Fingerprints -- Case Study 1 -- 1H-NMR Detection -- 1H-NMR Spectra to Recognize Patterns and Find Discriminating Signals -- 2D-NMR Spectroscopy to Compare Metabolites -- Evaluation of Quality of High Therapeutic-Value Herbals -- Case Study 2 -- Materials and Chemicals -- Molecular Modeling -- Case Study 3 -- To Decipher the Herbal Constituents -- Case Study 4 -- Metabolic Fingerprints to Distinguish Plant Species -- Case Study 5 -- Quality Assurance of Traditional Medicines -- Case Study 6 -- Detection of Contaminations -- References -- Bibliography -- Pt. IV. Pollutants in Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- 10. Metals in Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy -- Instrumentation in AAS -- Case Study 1 -- Case Study 2 -- Graphite Furnace Atomizer -- Inductively Coupled Plasma -- WDXRF Spectroscopy -- Heavy Metals -- Removal of Heavy Metals from Herbal Drugs -- Case Study 3 -- Bhasmas as Nanoherbal Drugs -- References -- Bibliography -- 11. Pesticide Residues in Herbals and Detection -- Regulatory Norms -- Analysis of Pesticide Residues -- Isolation and Purification Methods -- Hyphenated Techniques for Isolation and Purification -- Contemporary Trends in Pesticide Residue Analysis -- Degree of Uncertainty of Analysis -- Pesticides Residues in Natural Products -- Current Scenario of Pesticides Residues in Herbals -- Pesticide Residues in Dry Fruits -- TLC Fingerprints -- GC Fingerprints -- References -- Bibliography -- 12. Radiation Detection in Herbals -- Microorganisms in Herbals -- Safety and Effectiveness of Irradiation -- Irradiation of Spices and Dried Vegetable Seasonings -- Irradiation Dose for Essential Oils and Organoleptic Characters -- Radiation Quantity and Antioxidant Activity -- Detection of Irradiated Foods and Food Supplements -- Thermoluminescence -- Pulse Photo-Stimulated Luminescence -- Electron Paramagnetic Spin Resonance Spectroscopy -- References -- Bibliography -- Pt. V. DNA Techniques for Evidence-Based Herbals -- 13. Herbal Drugs and DNA Fingerprints -- Authentication of Traditional Formulations -- Experimental Details -- RAPD Reaction -- Identification of Chemotypes, Ecotypes, and Substitutes -- Case Study -- Identification of Adulterants -- DNA Fingerprint Techniques for Identification of Ingredients -- Polymerase Chain Reaction -- Simple Sequence Repeats -- Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms -- Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism -- Random Amplified Polymorphism -- Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism -- Short Tandem Repeat -- DNA Barcode -- Genetic Markers -- Trouble Shooting in DNA Fingerprinting -- Commercial Utility of Genetic Markers in Herbal Technology -- Comparative Genetic Analysis -- Future Scope of Genetic Markers in Herbal Drug Research -- References -- Bibliography.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Imaging and Technology in Urology : Principles and Clinical Applications

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat30881
Steve Payne, Ian Eardley, Kieran O'Flynn, editors. --London: Springer , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Imaging and Technology in Urology: Principles and Clinical Applications is a practical and user-friendly consolidated source book for urologists, and urologists in training, regarding the basic science of imaging modalities used on a day-to-day basis in urological practice. Similarly, the intention is to provide an introduction to the technology that is used in the practice of urological surgery and the management of urological patients in the clinical setting. This knowledge is one of the eigh…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Payne, Steve
Eardley, Ian
O'Flynn, Kieran
Responsibility
Steve Payne, Ian Eardley, Kieran O'Flynn, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 385 p. : 113 ill., 67 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447124221
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Techniques, Urological
Urography - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Urology
Abstract
Imaging and Technology in Urology: Principles and Clinical Applications is a practical and user-friendly consolidated source book for urologists, and urologists in training, regarding the basic science of imaging modalities used on a day-to-day basis in urological practice. Similarly, the intention is to provide an introduction to the technology that is used in the practice of urological surgery and the management of urological patients in the clinical setting. This knowledge is one of the eight separate disciplines examined in the oral component of the knowledge examination for independent, consultant, practice in urology in the UK. The book is also valuable to urologists and urological trainees outside of the UK and in other surgical specialities.
Contents
Part 1 Imaging: Radiology -- Principles of X-ray Production and Radiation Protection -- How to Perform a Clinical Radiograph and Use a C-arm -- Contrast agents -- How to do an IVU -- Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) -- The physics of ultrasound -- How to Ultrasound a Suspected Renal Mass -- How to Ultrasound a Painful Testis and a Testicular Mass -- How to Perform a Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Scan and Prostate Biopsy -- How to Manage a Hydronephrotic Kidney -- Principles of Computed Tomography (CT) -- How to do a CT Urogram (CTU) -- How to do a CT in a Patient with Presumed Upper Tract Trauma -- Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) -- How to do an MRI of the Pelvis -- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) -- Vascular Embolization Techniques in Urology -- Part 2 Imaging: Nuclear Medicine -- Radionuclides and their Uses in Urology -- Counting and Imaging in Nuclear Medicine -- Principles of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning -- How to do a Renogram -- How to do a Diuresis Renogram -- How to do a DMSA Scan -- How to do a Radioisotope Glomerular Filtration Rate Study -- How to do a Bone Scan -- How to do a Transplant Renogram -- Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Penile Cancer -- Part 3 Technology: Diagnostic -- Urinalysis -- Principles of Urine Microscopy and Microbiological Culture -- Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) -- Metabolic Assessment of Urinary Tract Stones -- Principles of Pressure Measurement -- Principles of Measurement of Urinary Flow -- How to Carry Out a Videocystometrogram (VCMG) -- The Whitaker test -- Sphincter electromyography (EMG) -- Tumour Markers -- Urine Cytology -- Histopathological Processing, Staining and Immunohistochemistry -- Part 4 Technology: Operative -- Principles of Urological Endoscopes -- Rigid Endoscope Design -- Light Sources, Light Leads and Camera Systems -- Peripherals for Endoscopic Use -- Peripherals for laparoscopic use -- Peripherals for mechanical stone manipulation -- Contact lithotripters -- Endoscopic use of Laser Energy -- Double J Stents and Nephrostomy -- Urinary Catheters, Design and Usage -- Prostatic and Urethral Stents -- Urological Prosthetics -- Meshes in Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse -- Biological meshes -- Principles of Tissue Transfer in Urology -- Theatre Design and Patient Safety -- Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention -- Principles of Decontamination -- Operative Tissue Destruction -- Sutures and Clips -- Monopolar Diathermy -- Bipolar Diathermy -- Alternatives to Electro-Surgery -- Haemostatic Agents, Sealants and Adhesives -- Irrigation Fluids and their Hazards -- Insufflants and their Hazards -- Laparoscopic Ports -- Setting up a Robot -- Part 5 Technology: Interventional -- Neuromodulation by sacral nerve stimulation -- Principles of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) -- How to carry out Shockwave Lithotripsy -- Prostatic Hyperthermia -- Ablative Therapies: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Cryotherapy and Radio-Frequency Ablation (RFA) -- Principles of Radiotherapy -- Electro-Motive Drug Administration (EMDA) -- Part 6 Technology of Renal Failure -- Principals of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) -- Principals of Peritoneal Dialysis -- Haemodialysis -- Principles of Renal Transplantation -- Part 7 - Assessment of Technology -- Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) -- Health Technology Assessment.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

IWK emergency response manual : version 1.25

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53693
IWK Health Centre. All Hazards Committee. --Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2013.
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
Corporate Author
IWK Health Centre. All Hazards Committee.
Alternate Title
Emergency response manual
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2013
Physical Description
various pagings
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Disaster Planning
Notes
Electronic version is available via Pulse.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
Less detail

Manual of operating room discipline and protocol

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33498
Walia Inderdeep Singh, Rajiv M. Borle ; foreward by SR Johrapurkar. --New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book is a clear and practical guidelines for infection control and role of members of health care team as both direct and indirect care givers. In this book systematically arranged data on various topics pertaining to sterilization and asepsis. Explores the management of preoperative patient care area, occupational hazards and safety issue also discusses interoperating patient care such as positioning, prepping and draping and specification of the interactive role of circulators and scrub…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Singh, Walia Inderdeep
Other Authors
Borle, Rajiv Mukund
Responsibility
Walia Inderdeep Singh, Rajiv M. Borle ; foreward by SR Johrapurkar
Place of Publication
New Delhi, India
Publisher
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource, 294 p.
ISBN
9789350905968
Subjects (MeSH)
Operating Rooms
Infection control
Sterilization
Subjects (LCSH)
Operations, Surgical - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Abstract
This book is a clear and practical guidelines for infection control and role of members of health care team as both direct and indirect care givers. In this book systematically arranged data on various topics pertaining to sterilization and asepsis. Explores the management of preoperative patient care area, occupational hazards and safety issue also discusses interoperating patient care such as positioning, prepping and draping and specification of the interactive role of circulators and scrub person. Cover delineates aseptic and sterile techniques in the fundamental to intermediate aspects such as attire, scrubbing, gowning and gloving.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Manual of Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45554
Jörn Rittweger, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book addresses various practical aspects of vibration exercise and vibration therapy. In addition, it describes the technical and physiological background, providing applied scientists and doctors with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential that vibration exercise holds. Having first emerged two decades ago, vibration exercise has since established itself as a widespread form of physical exercise, used in all rehabilitation areas. The goal of this book is to close the gap betw…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Rittweger, Jörn
Responsibility
Jörn Rittweger, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 396 p.) : 108 illus., 94 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030439859
9783030439842 (Print ed.)
9783030439866 (Print ed.)
9783030439873 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Vibration - therapeutic use
Specialty
Physical Therapy Specialty
Abstract
This book addresses various practical aspects of vibration exercise and vibration therapy. In addition, it describes the technical and physiological background, providing applied scientists and doctors with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential that vibration exercise holds. Having first emerged two decades ago, vibration exercise has since established itself as a widespread form of physical exercise, used in all rehabilitation areas. The goal of this book is to close the gap between scientific knowledge and practice. Given that occupational exposure to vibration leads to well-known unfavorable effects, a substantial section of the book is dedicated to potential risks, hazards and contra-indications. Moreover, the application of vibration therapy in a number of specific conditions is presented in a clinically usable fashion. Lastly, the use of vibration as a diagnostic tool will also be discussed. Given its breadth of coverage, this book will be of interest to physiotherapists and exercise scientists, but also to a wider range of physicians working in the field of rehabilitation.
Contents
Part I. The Fundamentals -- 1. The Physics of Vibration -- 2. The Biology of Vibration -- 3. Design Principles of Available Machines -- 4. Safety and Contraindications -- Part II. Physiological Responses -- 5. Biomechanics of Vibration Exercise -- 6. Cutaneous and Muscle Mechanoreceptors: Sensitivity to Mechanical Vibrations -- 7. Electromyographical Recordings During Vibration -- 8. Supraspinal Responses and Spinal Reflexes -- 9. Assessing Reflex Latencies in Responses to Vibration: Evidence for the Involvement of More Than One Receptor -- 10. Metabolic Responses to Whole-Body Vibration Exercise -- 11. Circulation Effects -- 12. Hormonal Responses to Vibration Therapy -- Part III. Use of Vibration for Training -- 13. Warming-Up -- 14. Modulation of Neuromuscular Function -- 15. Application in Athletes -- 16. Using Whole-Body Vibration for Countermeasure Exercise -- Part IV. Clinical Applications -- 17. How to Design Exercise Sessions with Whole-Body Vibration Platforms -- 18. Whole-Body Vibration in Geriatric Rehabilitation -- 19. Application of Vibration Training for Enhancing Bone Strength -- 20. Whole-Body Vibration Exercise as a Treatment Option for Chronic Lower Back Pain -- 21. Pediatric Rehabilitation -- 22. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) -- 23. Urinary Incontinence -- 24. Primary Muscle Disorders -- 25. Application of Vibration Training in People with Common Neurological Disorders -- 26. Whole-Body Vibration Therapy in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure: Lessons from a Pilot Study -- 27. Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy in Metabolic Syndrome -- 28. Whole-Body Vibration Exercise in Cancer.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Occupational and Environmental Skin Disorders : Epidemiology, Current Knowledge and Perspectives for Novel Therapies

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43052
Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Mitsunori Ikeda, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides cutting-edge information on the epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology of several prevalent occupational and environmental skin diseases (OSD/ESD), with a particular focus on skin health safety issues, risk factors, preventive measures and recent advances in the management of these diseases. It also highlights recent discoveries and developments concerning novel therapeutic agents for inflammatory OSD, especially findings that are supported by clinical data and have the p…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Ngatu, Nlandu Roger
Ikeda, Mitsunori
Responsibility
Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Mitsunori Ikeda, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 168 p.) : 47 illus., 43 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811087585
9789811087578 (print ed.)
9789811087592 (print ed.)
9789811342318 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Allergens
Dermatitis, Occupational
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Specialty
Dermatology
Environmental Health
Occupational Health
Abstract
This book provides cutting-edge information on the epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology of several prevalent occupational and environmental skin diseases (OSD/ESD), with a particular focus on skin health safety issues, risk factors, preventive measures and recent advances in the management of these diseases. It also highlights recent discoveries and developments concerning novel therapeutic agents for inflammatory OSD, especially findings that are supported by clinical data and have the potential to transform conventional prophylactic and therapeutic approaches. For example, despite their increasing prevalence, the management of allergic skin diseases is sometimes challenging, mainly due to limited treatment choices. In several countries, steroids are the only treatment used. However, in cases of contraindications, adverse effects or unsatisfactory steroidal therapies, alternative treatments are indispensable. As such, an understanding of promising anti-allergic agents enhances allergy research and could eventually lead to novel alternative therapeutic and adjuvant remedies, which are of the utmost importance. This book offers a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and practitioners in the field of public health in general, especially those working in environmental and occupational medicine, as well as physicians.
Contents
1. Introduction -- PART I. SKIN IRRITANTS, SENSITIZERS AND CARCINOGENS -- 2. Skin Function and Occupational Cutaneous Hazards -- PART II. ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ECZEMATOUS SKIN DISORDERS -- 3. Atopic dermatitis -- 4. Occupational Contact -- 5. Quality of Work Environment and Frequency of Work-related Dermatitis in Dust-exposed African Informal Coltan Miners -- 6. Occupational Cement Dermatitis and Cement -- 7. Alternative Therapies for Eczematous Environmental and Occupational Skin Diseases and their Anti-inflammatory Mechanisms -- 8. Sacran: Novel Natural Sulfated Polysaccharide as Antiallergic Skincare Biomaterial for Atopic Dermatitis -- 9. Experimental Anti-Allergic and Immunomodulatory Effects of Vernonia amygdalina-derived Vernodalin and Plant Extracts -- 10. Clinical Anti-Allergic Effects of Vernonia Amygdalina Leaf Extracts -- PART III. FUNGAL, NEGLECTED SEASONAL, EPIDEMIC AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL KIN DISORDERS -- 11. Common Environmental Dermatomycoses -- 12. Sarcoptic Skin Disease (or Scabies) -- 13. Frequency and Clinical Features of Sarcoptic Skin Disease in Congolese Schoolchildren -- 14. Paederus Dermatitis: Environmental Risk Factors, Clinical Features and Management -- 15. Overview on other Environmental Skin Disorders.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Ophthalmology in Extreme Environments

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41825
Prem S. Subramanian, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Aiming to stimulate future research in ocular disorders that occur in specific environments presenting unique hazards to the eye, systemic health, or both, this book assists in identification and effective treatment for these cases. Ophthalmology in Extreme Environments identifies common approaches to the care of disease and injury in these conditions, recognizing gaps in knowledge and working toward better informing the reader. Topics covered include high altitude and vision changes, night vis…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Subramanian, Prem S
Responsibility
Prem S. Subramanian, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 112 pages) : 27 illus., 21 illus. in color
Series Title
Essentials in ophthalmology
ISBN
9783319576008
9783319575995 (print ed.)
ISSN
1612-3212
Subjects (MeSH)
Aerospace Medicine - methods
Military Medicine - methods
Wilderness Medicine - methods
Abstract
Aiming to stimulate future research in ocular disorders that occur in specific environments presenting unique hazards to the eye, systemic health, or both, this book assists in identification and effective treatment for these cases. Ophthalmology in Extreme Environments identifies common approaches to the care of disease and injury in these conditions, recognizing gaps in knowledge and working toward better informing the reader. Topics covered include high altitude and vision changes, night vision and military operations, undersea environmental medicine, and modern eye trauma surgery and outcomes.
Contents
1. Neuro-Ophthalmolmic Sequelae of Sustained Microgravity -- 2. The Effects of Extreme Altitude on the Eye and Vision -- 3. Refractive Surgery in Aviators -- 4. Night Vision and Military Operations -- 5. Deep-Sea Environments and the Eye -- 6. Lessons from Animals in Extreme Environments -- 7. Industrial and Military Eye Injuries and Eye Protection Challenges.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Patient safety : a case-based comprehensive guide

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33288
Abha Agrawal, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Despite the evolution and growing awareness of patient safety, many medical professionals are not a part of this important conversation. Clinicians often believe they are too busy taking care of patients to adopt and implement patient safety initiatives and that acknowledging medical errors is an affront to their skills. Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside. Wri…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Agrawal, Abha
Responsibility
Abha Agrawal, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 394 pages)
ISBN
9781461474197 (electronic bk.)
9781461474180
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical errors - Prevention
Patients - Safety measures
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Safety Management
Abstract
Despite the evolution and growing awareness of patient safety, many medical professionals are not a part of this important conversation. Clinicians often believe they are too busy taking care of patients to adopt and implement patient safety initiatives and that acknowledging medical errors is an affront to their skills. Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside. Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds, each chapter features an analysis of clinical cases based on the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodology, along with case-based discussions on various patient safety topics. The systems and processes outlined in the book are general and broadly applicable to institutions of all sizes and structures. The core ethic of medical professionals is to do no harm. Patient Safety is a comprehensive resource for physicians, nurses and students, as well as healthcare leaders and administrators for identifying, solving and preventing medical error.
Contents
Part I. Concepts -- 1. Patient Identification -- 2. Teamwork and Communication -- 3. Handoff and Care Transitions -- 4. Graduate Medical Education and Patient Safety -- 5. Electronic Health Record and Patient Safety -- 6. Clinical Ethics and Patient Safety -- Part II. Examples -- 7. Medication Error -- 8. Medication Reconciliation Error -- 9. Retained Surgical Items -- 10. Wrong-Site Surgery -- 11. Transfusion-Related Hazards -- 12. Hospital-Acquired Infections -- 13. Hospital Falls -- 14. Pressure Ulcers -- 15. Diagnostic Error -- Part III. Special Considerations -- 16. Patient Safety in Pediatrics -- 17. Patient Safety in Radiology -- 18. Patient Safety in Anesthesia -- 19. Patient Safety in Behavioral Health -- 20. Patient Safety in Outpatient Care -- 21. Error Disclosure -- 22. The Culture of Safety -- 23. Second Victim -- Appendix -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Pectus Excavatum and Poland Syndrome Surgery : Custom-Made Silicone Implants by Computer Aided Design

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44124
Jean-Pierre Chavoin, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book with accompanying videos focuses on pectus excavatum correction using custom-made silicone implants. It discusses patient evaluation, the minimally invasive procedure and follow-up care. It also describes in detail, and in a way that is comprehensible for practicing clinicians, the procedure for creating silicone implants using a scanner (computer-aided design). Further, the book presents the possibility of using fat grafting to correct this congenital deformity and highlights seconda…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Chavoin, Jean-Pierre
Responsibility
Jean-Pierre Chavoin, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 147 p.) : 88 illus., 86 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030051082
9783030051075 (Print ed.)
9783030051099 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Computer-Aided Design
Funnel Chest - surgery
Poland Syndrome - surgery
Prostheses and Implants
Prosthesis Design
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Sternum - abnormalities
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery
Abstract
This book with accompanying videos focuses on pectus excavatum correction using custom-made silicone implants. It discusses patient evaluation, the minimally invasive procedure and follow-up care. It also describes in detail, and in a way that is comprehensible for practicing clinicians, the procedure for creating silicone implants using a scanner (computer-aided design). Further, the book presents the possibility of using fat grafting to correct this congenital deformity and highlights secondary surgical procedures and complications (e.g. infections). Correcting pectus excavatum using a computer-aided design silicone implant is a simple and reliable technique that yields high-quality, aesthetic results. In the medium term, the approach may render invasive techniques obsolete, however, these operations remain risky.
Contents
1. Thoracic Malformations: Etiopathogeny, Genetic, and Associated Syndromes -- 2. Computer-Aided Design: Prototyping and Manufacturing (Pectus Excavatum and Poland Syndrome) -- 3. Pectus Excavatum Remodelling by CAD Custom-Made Silicone Implant: Experience of 600 Cases - 4. Poland Syndrome Remodeling by CAD Silicone Custom-Made Implants -- 5. Breasts and Pectus Excavatum -- 6. Filling Method with Fat Graft Technique in Pectus Excavatum and Poland Syndrome -- 7. Thoracic Surgical Correction of Pectus Excavatum: Minimal and Open Approaches -- 8. Pectus Excavatum: Functional Respiratory Impact, Quality of Life, and Preoperative Assessment -- 9. The Cardiorespiratory Implications of Pectus Excavatum -- 10. Complications and Hazards with Pectus Excavatum Surgeries: Secondary Surgical Procedures with Implants.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

27 records – page 1 of 2.