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Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology : Key Concepts from the Seventh THNO Meeting

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Jan B. Vermorken, Volker Budach, C. René Leemans, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Piero Nicolai, Brian O’Sullivan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Trends in Head and Neck Oncology (7th : 2019 : Athens, Greece)
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Vermorken, Jan B.
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Jan B. Vermorken, Volker Budach, C. René Leemans, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Piero Nicolai, Brian O’Sullivan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
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1 online resource (ix, 373 pages)
ISBN
9783030632342
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Specialty
Medical Oncology
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Congress
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3D Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics

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Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Mohamed-Nur Abdallah. Springer , 2021.
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Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Mohamed-Nur Abdallah
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Springer
Date of Publication
2021
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1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages) : illustrations
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9783030572235
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Dentistry
Diagnostic Imaging
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Litigation in Otolaryngology

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Jean Anderson Eloy, Peter F. Svider, Soly Baredes, Shawn P. Kelly. Springer , 2021.
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Jean Anderson Eloy, Peter F. Svider, Soly Baredes, Shawn P. Kelly
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Springer
Date of Publication
2021
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1 online resource (xi, 195 pages) : illustrations
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9783030644185
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Otolaryngology
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Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2021

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Jean-Louis Vincent. Springer , 2021.
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Jean-Louis Vincent
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Springer
Date of Publication
2021
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1 online resource (ix, 309 pages) : illustrations
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Annual update in intensive care and emergency medicine
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9783030732318
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
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Contact Dermatitis

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edited by Jeanne Duus Johansen, Vera Mahler, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Peter J. Frosch. (Sixth edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The sixth edition of Contact Dermatitis covers in detail every conceivable aspect of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and its modern-day management. The 1st edition of this book was published in 1992 and has served as the main reference book of contact dermatitis. In this new edition special emphasis is given to immunological mechanisms, molecular aspects of sensitizers, atypical clinical forms, patch test methodology, reactions to medicaments, and occupational and environmental factors…
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Johansen, Jeanne Duus
Mahler, Vera
Lepoittevin, Jean-Pierre
Frosch, Peter J.
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edited by Jeanne Duus Johansen, Vera Mahler, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Peter J. Frosch
Edition
Sixth edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319724515
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatitis, Contact
Specialty
Dermatology
Environmental Health
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
The sixth edition of Contact Dermatitis covers in detail every conceivable aspect of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis and its modern-day management. The 1st edition of this book was published in 1992 and has served as the main reference book of contact dermatitis. In this new edition special emphasis is given to immunological mechanisms, molecular aspects of sensitizers, atypical clinical forms, patch test methodology, reactions to medicaments, and occupational and environmental factors. In order to optimize the diagnostic approach, a wide range of information is provided, including a dictionary of contact allergens and detailed information on exposure assessment. Retained chapters from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest knowledge. Furthermore, completely new chapters have been added on a variety of topics, including contact allergy to medical implants, relevant allergens in gloves and immediate reactions to occupational materials. The editors and authors are all leading practitioners in the field. The comprehensive but approachable text is supplemented by a large number of full colour illustrations and tables. Core messages highlight the most important information and will help the reader to gain a better understanding of the subject and greater competence in everyday practice.
Contents
Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Humans: Experimental and Quantitative Aspects -- Atopy Patch Testing with Aeroallergens and Food Proteins -- Clinical Aspects of Irritant Contact Dermatitis -- Comments on Various Baseline Series -- Contact Allergy in Children -- Contact Dermatitis Research Groups -- Databases and Networks: The Benefit for Research and Quality Assurance in Patch Testing -- Dental Materials and Implants -- Dictionary of Contact Allergens: Chemical Structures, Sources, and References -- Epidemiology -- Gloves -- Hair Dyes -- Histopathological and Immunohistopathological Features of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Identification of Allergens in Complex Mixtures and Products -- Immediate-Type Hypersensitivity by Occupational Materials -- Legislation -- Mechanisms of Irritant and Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Metalworking Fluids -- Noneczematous Contact Reactions -- Noninvasive Techniques for Quantification of Contact Dermatitis -- Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Hairdressers -- Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Health Personnel -- Patch Testing with the Patients’ Own Products -- Photopatch Testing -- Plastic Materials and Glues -- Predictive Tests for Irritants and Allergens: Human, Animal, and In Vitro Tests -- Preservatives -- Prevention of Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Safe Exposure Levels of Sensitizers -- Protein Contact Dermatitis -- Respiratory Symptoms from Fragrances and the Link with Dermatitis -- Shoes -- Systemic Contact Dermatitis -- Textiles -- The Chinese Baseline Series -- The European Baseline Series -- The North American Baseline Series.
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Laparoscopic Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor

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Jean-Bernard Dubuisson, Jean Dubuisson, Juan Puigventos. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Gynaecological surgery has made tremendous strides in the last 30 years, due to advances in medical imaging, operative laparoscopy, and new types of prosthesis. Reconstructive plastic surgery of pelvic organ prolapse and of urinary incontinence have benefited from these developments. The laparoscopic sacropopexy and laparoscopic lateral suspension with meshes are two excellent examples. In order to successfully perform these operations, detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvic floor as “…
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Dubuisson, Jean-Bernard
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Dubuisson, Jean
Puigventos, Juan
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Jean-Bernard Dubuisson, Jean Dubuisson, Juan Puigventos
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 229 p.) : 153 illus., 151 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030354985
9783030354978 (Print ed.)
9783030354992 (Print ed.)
9783030355005 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Laparoscopy
Pelvic Floor - anatomy & histology
Pelvic Floor Disorders - pathology
Specialty
Endoscopy
Gynecology
Abstract
Gynaecological surgery has made tremendous strides in the last 30 years, due to advances in medical imaging, operative laparoscopy, and new types of prosthesis. Reconstructive plastic surgery of pelvic organ prolapse and of urinary incontinence have benefited from these developments. The laparoscopic sacropopexy and laparoscopic lateral suspension with meshes are two excellent examples. In order to successfully perform these operations, detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvic floor as “seen from above”, i.e., from the abdominal view, is an invaluable asset. Achieving perfect knowledge of the anatomical details is now possible, thanks to laparoscopy. With the aid of laparoscopy, following subperitoneal dissections, reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor can be made substantially more precise, more exact, and also more anatomical. This atlas will allow gynaecologic surgeons to deepen and improve their anatomical expertise, with the aid of laparoscopy. It also describes in detail the most common laparoscopic operative techniques. The book represents a new and unique approach to anatomy studied in the living, and supplements the main content with a wealth of straightforward and clearly explained photographs.
Contents
Part I. Traditional Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Muscles -- 3. The Fascias -- 4. The Ligaments -- 5. The Attachment Sites for the Surgeon -- Part II. Laparoscopic Normal Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor Seen By Transperitoneal Vision -- 6. Ventrolateral Abdominal Wall -- 7. Lateral Anatomy -- 8. Landmarks of the Ureter -- 9. Dorsal and Lateral Anatomy of the Pelvis -- 10. Promontory Area -- Part III. Laparoscopic Normal Retroperitoneal Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor Seen After Peritoneal Incision -- 11. Prevesical Space, Cooper’s Ligament, Paravesical Space, Arcus Tendineus Fascia Pelvis -- 12. The Vesicovaginal Space -- 13. The Dorsolateral Dissection of the Uterine Artery -- 14. The Rectovaginal Septum -- 15. The Pararectal Space -- Part IV. Laparoscopic Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor in Case of Genital Prolapse Seen By Clinical Examination and Transperitoneal Vision -- 16. Cystocele -- 17. External Aspects of Exteriorized Apical Prolapse and Rectocele -- 18. External Aspects of Vaginal Vault Prolapse -- 19. External Aspects of Enterocele -- Part V. Laparoscopic Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor in Women with a Genital Prolapse Seen After Peritoneal Incision -- 20. Laparoscopic Aspects of Urethro-Cystocele -- 21. Laparoscopic Aspects of Prolapses of Anterior, Median and Posterior Compartments -- Part VI. Laparoscopic Lateral Suspension with Meshes to Treat Genital Prolapse (LLS) -- 22. Techniques of Laparoscopic Lateral Suspension with Uterus Preservation -- 23. Final Evaluation of the Correct Technique of Laparoscopic Lateral Suspension -- 24. Optional Treatment of the Posterior Compartment and Techniques of Laparoscopic Lateral Suspension for Vaginal Vault Prolapse -- 25. Lateral Suspension: Focus on -- Part VII. Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy to Treat Genital Prolapse (SCP) -- 26. Techniques of Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy (SCP) to Treat Genital Prolapse, With or Without Preservation of the Uterus -- 27. Sacrocolpopexy: Focus on -- Anatomical References.
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Spinal Anatomy : Modern Concepts

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Jean Marc Vital, Derek Thomas Cawley, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This richly illustrated and comprehensive book covers a broad range of normal and pathologic conditions of the vertebral column, from its embryology to its development, its pathology, its dynamism and its degeneration. The dynamic anatomy of the living subject is viewed using the latest technologies, opening new perspectives to elucidate the pathology of the spine and improve spinal surgery. The respective chapters review in depth all sections of the vertebral column and offer new insights, e.g…
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Vital, Jean Marc
Cawley, Derek Thomas
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Jean Marc Vital, Derek Thomas Cawley, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 520 p.) : 621 illus., 527 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030209254
9783030209247 (Print ed.)
9783030209261 (Print ed.)
9783030209278 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomechanical Phenomena
Spine - anatomy & histology
Spine - physiopathology
Specialty
Anatomy
Orthopedics
Abstract
This richly illustrated and comprehensive book covers a broad range of normal and pathologic conditions of the vertebral column, from its embryology to its development, its pathology, its dynamism and its degeneration. The dynamic anatomy of the living subject is viewed using the latest technologies, opening new perspectives to elucidate the pathology of the spine and improve spinal surgery. The respective chapters review in depth all sections of the vertebral column and offer new insights, e.g. the 3D study of vertebral movements using the “EOS system,” which makes it possible to define an equilibrium of posture and its limits. New histological and chemical findings on the intervertebral disc, as well as detailed descriptions of the aponeuroses and fasciae, are also provided. Bringing together the experience of several experts from the well-known French school, this book offers a valuable companion for skilled experts and postgraduate students in various fields: orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiotherapy, rheumatology, musculoskeletal therapy, rehabilitation, and kinesiology.
Contents
Part I. Phylogenesis and Ontogenesis -- Comparative Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton of Vertebrates -- Embryology of the Vertebral Column -- The Growing Spine -- The Growth Cartilages of the Spine and Pelvic Vertebra -- Morphologic and Functional Evolution of the Aging Spine -- Part II. Postural Anatomy -- The Standing Position: Its Principles and Spinopelvic Relations -- The Reserve of Hip Extension and Its Relationship with the Spine -- The EOS System: Overall Assessment of Balance of the Vertebral Column and Its Movements -- Part III. Descriptive Anatomy -- The Cranial Vertebra -- Surgical Anatomy of the Vertebral Pedicle -- Sacrum Anatomy: New Concepts -- The Pelvic Vertebra, the Cephalic Vertebra and the Concept of the Chain of Balance -- The Cranial and Pelvic “Vertebrae” Are They Real Vertebrae? -- The Intervertebral Disc -- Anatomy of the Thoraco-Lumbar Facet Joint -- The Spinal Ligaments -- Sacroiliac Joints -- The Normal and Pathological Spinal Muscle -- Configuration of the Posterior Lumbar Muscles: Study of Lumbosacral Malformations and the Extraforaminal Approach (ELIF) -- Vertebral Column: Muscles, Aponeurosis, and Fascia -- Functional Anatomy of the Erector Spinae: Review -- Connective Tissues of the Posterior Aspect of the Trunk -- The Spinal Canal -- The Spinal Cord -- Spinal Nerves (Innervation of the Spine) -- Anatomy of the Spinal Meninges -- Intrinsic Innervation of the Spine -- Spinal Vascularization -- Part IV. Functional Anatomy -- Systemic Approach to the Functioning of the Spine -- Kinematics of the Spine -- Spinal Balance -- Biomechanics and Spinal Modelling -- Anatomy Is a Living Language.
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Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2020

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Jean-Louis Vincent, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Jean-Louis Vincent, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
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1 online resource (x, 490 p.) : 116 illus., 94 illus. in color
Series Title
Annual update in intensive care and emergency medicine
ISBN
9783030373238
9783030373221 (Print ed.)
9783030373245 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Contents
Part I. Respiratory Issues -- 1. Physiology of the Respiratory Drive in ICU Patients: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment -- 2. Monitoring Patient Respiratory Effort During Mechanical Ventilation: Lung and Diaphragm-Protective Ventilation -- 3. Ten Reasons to Use Mechanical Power to Guide Ventilator Settings in Patients Without ARDS -- Part II. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- 4. Extracellular Vesicles in ARDS: New Insights into Pathogenesis with Novel Clinical Applications -- 5. ARDS Subphenotypes: Understanding a Heterogeneous Syndrome -- 6. Assessment of VILI Risk During Spontaneous Breathing and Assisted Mechanical Ventilation -- Part III. Biomarkers -- 7. The Future of ARDS Biomarkers: Where Are the Gaps in Implementation of Precision Medicine? -- 8. Utility of Inflammatory Biomarkers for Predicting Organ Failure and Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest Patients -- 9. Troponin Elevations after Cardiac Surgery: Just “Troponitis”? -- 10. Biomarkers of Sepsis During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: Have We Found the Appropriate Biomarker to Use Under This Condition? -- Part IV. Fluids -- 11. Do Intensivists Need to Care About the Revised Starling Principle? -- 12. Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Fluid Administration in Critically Ill Patients -- 13. Intravenous Fluids: Do Not Drown in Confusion! -- Part V. Hemodynamic Management -- 14. Update on Right Ventricular Hemodynamic, Echocardiographic and Extra-Cardiac Ultrasound Monitoring -- 15. Management of Hypotension: Implications for Noncardiac Surgery and Intensive Care -- 16. Heterogeneity of Cardiovascular Response to Standardized Sepsis Resuscitation -- Part VI. The Microcirculation -- 17. Clinical Relevance of the Endothelial Glycocalyx in Critically Ill Patients -- 18. Customized Monitoring of the Microcirculation in Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device -- 19. Monitoring of the Sublingual Microcirculation at the Bedside: Yes, It Is Possible and Useful -- 20 Microcirculation in Patients with Sepsis: From Physiology to Interventions -- Part VII. Sepsis -- 21. Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Sepsis: Does It Exist and How to Recognize It? -- 22. Is T Cell Exhaustion a Treatable Trait in Sepsis? -- 23. Cell-Free Hemoglobin: A New Therapeutic Target in Sepsis? -- 24 .Therapeutic Potential of the Gut Microbiota in the Management of Sepsis -- Part VIII. Bleeding and Transfusion -- 25. Blood Transfusion Practice During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Rationale and Modern Approaches to Management -- 26. The Use of Frozen Platelets for the Treatment of Bleeding -- 27 Viscoelastic Assay-Guided Hemostatic Therapy in Perioperative and Critical Care -- 28. Extracorporeal Filter and Circuit Patency: A Personalized Approach to Anticoagulation -- Part IX. Prehospital Intervention -- 29. Prehospital Resuscitation with Low Titer O+ Whole Blood by Civilian EMS Teams: Rationale and Evolving Strategies for Use -- 30. Mobile Stroke Units: Taking the Emergency Room to the Patient -- Part X. Trauma -- 31. Evaluating Quality in Trauma Systems -- 32. Vasopressors for Post-traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock: Friends or Foe? -- 33. Extracranial Tsunami After Traumatic Brain Injury -- Part XI. Neurological Aspects -- 34. Ten False Beliefs About Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Brain Injury -- 35. Manifestations of Critical Illness Brain Injury -- 36. Essential Noninvasive Multimodality Neuromonitoring for the Critically Ill Patient -- Part XII. Organ Donation -- 37. Brain Death After Cardiac Arrest: Pathophysiology, Prevalence, and Potential for Organ Donation -- 38. Organ Recovery Procedure in Donation After Controlled Circulatory Death with Normothermic Regional Perfusion: State of the Art -- Part XIII. Oncology -- 39. Admitting Adult Critically Ill Patients with Hematological Malignancies to the ICU: A Sisyphean Task or Work in Progress? -- 40. Onco-Nephrology: Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Cancer Patients -- Part XIV. Severe Complications -- 41. A Clinician’s Guide to Management of Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients -- 42. Update on the Management of Iatrogenic Gas Embolism -- 43. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the ICU: Preventing Rather than Treating? -- Part XV. Prolonged Critical Illness -- 44. Muscle Dysfunction in Critically Ill Children -- 45. Respiratory Muscle Rehabilitation in Patients with Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: A Targeted Approach -- 46. Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and Chronic Critical Illness: A Tale of Two Syndromes -- Part XVI. Organizational and Ethical Aspects -- 47. Sepsis as Organ and Health System Failure -- 48. Burnout and Joy in the Profession of Critical Care Medicine -- 49. Advance Directives in the United Kingdom: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Considerations -- Part XVII. Future Aspects -- 50. Mobile Devices for Hemodynamic Monitoring -- 51. Artificial Intelligence in the Intensive Care Unit.
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Tumor Liquid Biopsies

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Florence Schaffner, Jean-Louis Merlin, Nikolas von Bubnoff, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the techniques, clinical applications, and benefits of the different forms of liquid biopsy employed in patients with a variety of tumor types, including lung, breast and colorectal cancer. Offering detailed explanations, it discusses the how changes in tumors can be tracked using these cutting-edge technologies, which enable the detection and analysis of diverse circulating biomarkers: tumor cells, tumor DNA, tumor RNA (free or in exosomes), and fluid biom…
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Schaffner, Florence
Merlin, Jean-Louis
von Bubnoff, Nikolas
Responsibility
Florence Schaffner, Jean-Louis Merlin, Nikolas von Bubnoff, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 368 p.)
Series Vol.
215
Series Title
Recent results in cancer research
ISBN
9783030264390
9783030264383 (Print ed.)
9783030264406 (Print ed.)
9783030264413 (Print ed.)
ISSN
0080-0015
Subjects (MeSH)
Liquid Biopsy
Neoplasms - diagnosis
Specialty
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive guide to the techniques, clinical applications, and benefits of the different forms of liquid biopsy employed in patients with a variety of tumor types, including lung, breast and colorectal cancer. Offering detailed explanations, it discusses the how changes in tumors can be tracked using these cutting-edge technologies, which enable the detection and analysis of diverse circulating biomarkers: tumor cells, tumor DNA, tumor RNA (free or in exosomes), and fluid biomarkers identifiable by means of targeted proteomics. The use of such advanced technologies is enabling us to tackle questions and problems in a way that was not possible just a few years ago. We now have at our disposal an effective means of overcoming the problem of intratumor heterogeneity, which has limited the value of conventional biopsy approaches. As a consequence, oncology practice is about to change radically, toward truly personalized precision medicine. This book provides both clinicians and researchers with a thorough and up-to-date overview of progress in the field.
Contents
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) Pathophysiology of Tumor Cell Release into the Circulation and Characterization of CTC -- Circulating Tumor Cell Enrichment Technologies -- Genetic Analysis of Circulating Tumour Cells -- Quantitative Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells Using RNA-Based Digital Scoring -- Circulating Tumor Cells: High-Throughput Imaging of CTCs and Bioinformatic Analysis -- Circulating Tumour Cells in Lung Cancer -- Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer -- Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer -- Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) -- Pathophysiology of ctDNA Release into the Circulation and Its Characteristics: What Is Important for Clinical Applications -- Enrichment and Analysis of ctDNA -- Capturing Tumor Heterogeneity and Clonal Evolution by Circulating Tumor DNA Profiling -- Review ctDNA and Breast Cancer -- Cell-Free DNA in the Management of Colorectal Cancer -- Dynamic Treatment Stratification Using ctDNA -- Circulating Tumor RNA, Exosomes Circulating miRNAs as Biomarker in Cancer -- Circulating MicroRNAs as Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer -- Extracellular Vesicles: Recent Developments in Technology and Perspectives for Cancer Liquid Biopsy -- Bioinformatics Computational Analysis of DNA and RNA Sequencing Data Obtained from Liquid Biopsies.
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A Journey Towards Patient-Centered Healthcare Quality : Patients, Families and Caregivers, Voices of Transformation

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Jean Moody-Williams. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides valuable insight into emerging trends in healthcare delivery patient, family and caregiver engagement and the intersection of the two. It is unique in that it not only incorporates patient’s voice but provides context in the application of patients’ families and caregivers in healthcare transformation and the future of healthcare models. It is suited toward not only promoting empathy toward patients but also challenging the reader to learn and think about the future of health…
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Moody-Williams, Jean
Responsibility
Jean Moody-Williams
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 113 p.) : 7 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030263119
9783030263102 (Print ed.)
9783030263126 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Caregivers
Delivery of Health Care
Patient Participation
Patient-Centered Care
Professional-Family Relations
Quality Improvement
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This book provides valuable insight into emerging trends in healthcare delivery patient, family and caregiver engagement and the intersection of the two. It is unique in that it not only incorporates patient’s voice but provides context in the application of patients’ families and caregivers in healthcare transformation and the future of healthcare models. It is suited toward not only promoting empathy toward patients but also challenging the reader to learn and think about the future of healthcare and the value of patient’s voice in policy making and decisions about healthcare. It provides valuable information on quality improvement, consumer experience and emerging careers in this area with practical information and interventions. Nurses and other members of the care team play a critical role in the evolving models of care and must stay abreast of emerging trend to ensure that patients’ needs are met while contributing to meeting the quality and economic goals of the organizations and care settings in which they work. This book will help to ensure that they remain abreast of changing trends in quality improvement, quality measurement, cost, health information technology and patient and family engagement so that they are in a position to lead their teams and organizations. Direct accounts from patients, family and caregivers who want their “voices” heard are incorporated throughout the book.
Contents
1. Understanding Patient and Family Engagement in Health Care -- 2. Consideration for Special Settings and Situations -- 3. Pursuing Continuous Quality Improvement -- 4. A Quest for Patient Safety -- 5. Consumer Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers -- 6. Quality Measures for Patient, Family, and Caregiver Engagement -- 7. Considerations for Family and Caregivers and Crucial Conversations -- 8. Careers, Education, and Certifications in Patient and Family Engagement -- Appendix A: Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research: Actions You Can Do Today -- Appendix B: To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System -- Appendix C: Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the Twenty-First Century.
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Patch Testing and Prick Testing : A Practical Guide Official Publication of the ICDRG

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Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach, editors. (Fourth edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The fourth edition of this important book, which includes additional color illustrations, has been extensively revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the most recent developments. These include advances in patch testing methodology, in particular the new chambers that are appearing on the market, revision of the baseline series of patch tests to reflect the latest evidence-based work, and additional testing procedures. Other additions include sections on key allergens and concentrations, wit…
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Lachapelle, Jean-Marie
Maibach, Howard I.
Other Authors
International Contact Dermatitis Research Group
Responsibility
Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach, editors
Edition
Fourth edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 246 p.) : 98 illus., 93 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030270995
9783030270988 (Print ed.)
9783030271008 (Print ed.)
9783030271015 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatitis, Contact - diagnosis
Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Patch Tests
Skin Tests
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Diagnosis
Abstract
The fourth edition of this important book, which includes additional color illustrations, has been extensively revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the most recent developments. These include advances in patch testing methodology, in particular the new chambers that are appearing on the market, revision of the baseline series of patch tests to reflect the latest evidence-based work, and additional testing procedures. Other additions include sections on key allergens and concentrations, with the result is a superb guide to the current management of positive and negative patch test and prick test reactions that will be invaluable for all practicing dermatologists, from the beginner to the well-trained expert. The fourth edition continues the tradition of partnering with the ICDRG (International Contact Dermatitis Research Group). The ICDRG was formed in 1966 to promote the understanding of contact dermatitis. It has had major roles in the standardization of patch testing and the facilitation of regular scientific meetings, for over forty years and thirty five years respectively. It has also been involved in the authorship of a number of publications on contact dermatitis. Both Drs. Maibach and Lachapelle are members and the ICDRG is now comprised of representatives from all over the world, and currently includes members from Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Singapore, Korea, India, Japan, Canada, Uruguay and Australia. From the reviews of the previous editions: The aim is to balance brevity and clarity with sufficient details for beginners in the field of diagnostic patch and prick testing. … the book also will be of use to dermatology residents or anyone wishing to gain better knowledge of contact dermatitis. … There are many high-quality photographs and useful algorithms and tables. … It is clearly and concisely written and will serve as an indispensable guide for any dermatologist interested in contact dermatitis. (Renata H. Mullen, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2009).
Contents
Part I. Patch Testing -- 1. Pathophysiology of Allergic and Irritant Contact Dermatitis -- 2. Diseases for Which Patch Testing Is Recommended: Patients Who Should Be Investigated -- 3. Patch Testing Methodology -- 4. Baseline Series of Patch Tests -- 5. Photopatch Testing -- 6. The T.R.U.E. Test® Methodology -- 7. Additional Testing Procedures and Spot Tests -- 8. Clinical Relevance of Patch Test Reactions -- 9. Atopic Dermatitis, Irritant Contact Dermatitis, and Allergic Contact Dermatitis -- Part II. Prick Testing -- 10. Spectrum of Diseases for Which Prick Testing and Open (Non-prick) Testing Are Recommended: Patients Who Should Be Investigated -- 11. Methodology of Open (Non-prick) Testing, Prick Testing, and Its Variants -- Part III. Testing in Cutaneous Systemic Immune-Related Adverse Drug Reactions: Interest and Limitations -- 12. Testing Procedures in Cutaneous Systemic Immune-Related Adverse Drug Reactions -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Additional Series of Patch Tests -- Appendix B: The International Contact Dermatitis Research Group -- Appendix C: A List of Companies Producing and/or Distributing Patch and/or Prick Test Materials and/or Allergens.
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Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health : The Next Wave of Migration

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Lawrence A. Palinkas. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations bet…
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Palinkas, Lawrence A.
Responsibility
Lawrence A. Palinkas
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 234 p.) : 14 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030418908
9783030418892 (Print ed.)
9783030418915 (Print ed.)
9783030418922 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Disasters
Global Health
Human Migration
Public Policy
Sociology, Medical
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations between impacts on the larger physical and social environment that precipitates and results from population displacement and the social and health impacts of climate-related migration. Third, the book contains first-hand accounts of climate-related population displacement and its consequences, in addition to reviews of demographic data and reviews of existing literature on the subject. Although the book is largely written from the perspective of a researcher, it reflects the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers on the need for developing policies, programs, and interventions to address the growing numbers of individuals, families, and communities that have been displaced as a result of short- and long-term environmental disasters. Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health is a vital resource for an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers representing a variety of disciplines, including public health, public policy, social work, urban development, climate and environmental science, engineering, and medicine.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Acute Climate-Related Events -- 2. Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans -- 3. Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico -- 4. The California Wildfires -- Part II. Long-Term Climate-Related Events -- 5. Fleeing Drought: The Great Migration to Europe -- 6. Fleeing Flooding: Asia and the Pacific -- 7. Fleeing Coastal Erosion: Kivalina and Isle de Jean Charles -- Part III. Responses to Climigration -- 8. Policy Responses to Climigration -- 9. Practice Responses to Climigration -- 10. The Future of Climigration.
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Eyelid and Conjunctival Tumors : In Vivo Confocal Microscopy

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Mathilde Kaspi, Elisa Cinotti, Jean-Luc Perrot, Thibaud Garcin, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This atlas gives the complete expert opinion on the diagnostic features of eyelid and conjunctival tumors (benign and malignant): a state-of-the-art guide with numerous images, useful for both dermatologists and ophthalmologists. This invaluable resource, illustrating clinical, histological and re fectance confocal microscopy features, first addresses the normal conditions of the ocular surface, then reviews lesions due to epidermal, melanocytic and adnexal tumors. A final part is devoted to co…
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Kaspi, Mathilde
Cinotti, Elisa
Perrot, Jean-Luc
Garcin, Thibaud
Responsibility
Mathilde Kaspi, Elisa Cinotti, Jean-Luc Perrot, Thibaud Garcin, editors
Alternate Title
Eyelid and conjunctival tumours
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 134 p.) : 132 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030366063
9783030366056 (Print ed.)
9783030366070 (Print ed.)
9783030366087 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Conjunctival Neoplasms - diagnosis
Eyelid Neoplasms - diagnosis
Microscopy, Confocal
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This atlas gives the complete expert opinion on the diagnostic features of eyelid and conjunctival tumors (benign and malignant): a state-of-the-art guide with numerous images, useful for both dermatologists and ophthalmologists. This invaluable resource, illustrating clinical, histological and re fectance confocal microscopy features, first addresses the normal conditions of the ocular surface, then reviews lesions due to epidermal, melanocytic and adnexal tumors. A final part is devoted to conjunctiva conditions, from normal to malignant conjunctival tumors. The high number of illustrations and their description of many ocular surface lesions with in vivo confocal microscopy make this atlas an essential guide for the practitioners of both specialities.
Contents
Part I. Prerequisites to Confocal Microscopy for the Human Eye -- 1. An Introduction to In Vivo Confocal Microscopy -- 2. The Normal Eyelid -- 3. The Normal Conjunctiva -- Part II. Epidermal Lesions of the Eyelid -- 4. Benign Epidermal Lesions -- 5. Precancerous Epidermal Lesions -- 6. Malignant Epidermal Tumors -- Part III. Melanocytic Lesions of the Eyelid -- 7. Benign Lesions with Basal Melanocyte Proliferation -- 8. Benign Melanocytic Tumors -- 9. Malignant Melanocytic Tumors -- Part I.V Non-epidermal and Non-melanocytic Lesions of the Eyelid -- 10. Appendageal Tumors -- 11. Vascular Tumors -- 12. Miscellaneous Tumors -- Part V. Conjunctival Tumors -- 13. Epithelial Conjunctival Tumors -- 14. Melanocytic Conjunctival Tumors -- 15. Non-epithelial and Non-melanocytic Conjunctival Tumors.
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Historical Foundations of Liver Surgery

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Thomas S. Helling, Daniel Azoulay. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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For the surgeon of antiquity the liver has been an organ of mystery – and danger. Attempts to repair its wounds or remove tumors were fraught with hemorrhage and often a fatal outcome. Most forays were those to remove easily accessible tumors on the liver edge, but bleeding was a feared consequence still and surgeons wielded a plucky fortitude to take on even those. Not until the mid-20th Century were surgeons able to safely excise neoplasms that lay deep within the liver substance. Jean-Louis …
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Helling, Thomas S.
Other Authors
Azoulay, Daniel
Responsibility
Thomas S. Helling, Daniel Azoulay
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 147 p.) : 18 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030470951
9783030470944 (Print ed.)
9783030470968 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Liver Diseases - surgery
Specialty
Gastroenterology
History of Medicine
Abstract
For the surgeon of antiquity the liver has been an organ of mystery – and danger. Attempts to repair its wounds or remove tumors were fraught with hemorrhage and often a fatal outcome. Most forays were those to remove easily accessible tumors on the liver edge, but bleeding was a feared consequence still and surgeons wielded a plucky fortitude to take on even those. Not until the mid-20th Century were surgeons able to safely excise neoplasms that lay deep within the liver substance. Jean-Louis Lortat-Jacob achieved notoriety in his famous Paris hepatectomy of 1951 but he was not the first. That distinction may have belonged to German Professor Walther Wendel in 1910 or to Japanese surgeon Ichio Honjo who reported his operation in 1950, but in Japanese. It was not picked up by the Western surgical community until 1955. Names such as Hugo Rex, James Cantlie, Jean-Louis Lortat-Jacob, Tôn Th?t Tùng, Jacques Hepp, Claude Couinaud, Henri Bismuth, Thomas Starzl, Roy Calne, and a host of others highlight the extraordinary curiosity, tenacity, and skill of those surgeons who broached unknown territory to master understanding and techniques of manipulation, resection, and transplantation that were formerly considered unapproachable by the surgical world.
Contents
Introduction -- The Bold Adventure of Lortat-Jacob -- The Liver: Impossible Salvations -- The Art of Operating -- Fin de Siècle: Marvels of the Age -- The World Wars and Hemorrhage Control -- A World-Wide Phenomenon: Liver Surgery in the Far East -- Beginning the Modern Era -- The Anatomists -- The French School -- Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms -- The Era of Transplantation -- Splitting the Soul -- On Regeneration -- Prometheus Renewed.
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Adult Vaccinations : Changing the Immunization Paradigm

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Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be…
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Michel, Jean-Pierre
Maggi, Stefania
Responsibility
Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 127 p.) : 1 illus. in color
Series
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Series Title
Practical issues in geriatrics
ISBN
9783030051594
9783030051587 (Print ed.)
9783030051600 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6060
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Aging - immunology
Immunization
Vaccination
Vaccines
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be addressed. The book systematically discusses the major vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as regulatory issues in vaccine provision, and presents the results of an expert meeting designed to identify the obstacles to vaccination, and solutions for addressing these barriers. It goes on to extend the discussion beyond the traditional boundaries of human health to encompass the “one health” concept. The book is intended for all those with an interest in vaccination, including physicians (from a wide range of disciplines including geriatrics/gerontology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, internal medicine, and other non-organ specialties), other healthcare professionals, pharmacists, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies (EMEA, national authorities), policymakers, the media and the general public.
Contents
Foreword. Adult vaccinations: essential but too often forgotten -- 1. Complexity of vaccine manufacture and supply -- 2. Administration of vaccines: current process, new technologies, adjuvants -- 3. How can the European Medicines Agency support an appropriate strategy of adult vaccination? -- 4. Public health impact of adult vaccine-preventable diseases on performance, disability, mortality and health care costs in Europe -- 5. Outcomes after HPV vaccination -- 6. Impact of nutrition on adult vaccination efficacy -- 7. Profiling vaccines for an immunosenescent and multimorbid population -- 8. Comprehensive geriatric assessment in infectious diseases -- 9. Etiology of respiratory tract infections in adults in Europe: current knowledge and knowledge gaps -- 10. European flu vaccine regulations and their impacts in community-dwelling adults -- 11. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease in the European Union, with particular focus on Germany -- 12. Direct and indirect benefits of a comprehensive approach to vaccinating adults with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, especially in patients with chronic diseases -- 13. Vaccination of health care professionals and protection of hospitalized adults and nursing home residents -- 14. Ongoing threats for older Europeans: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus -- 15. Herpes Zoster vaccination: a vaccine to prevent pain -- 16. Gastroenteritis burden in the adult community: prospects for vaccines -- 17. Travel vaccination -- 18. Integrating the veterinarian scientist to the one-health concept -- 19. Stressing the importance of adult immunization: suggestions for how to change the paradigm -- 20. How can we integrate life course vaccination into the new WHO definition of “Healthy Ageing”?.
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Pectus Excavatum and Poland Syndrome Surgery : Custom-Made Silicone Implants by Computer Aided Design

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Jean-Pierre Chavoin, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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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…
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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.
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Hemodynamic Monitoring

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Michael R. Pinsky, Jean-Louis Teboul, Jean-Louis Vincent, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book, part of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine textbook series, teaches readers how to use hemodynamic monitoring, an essential skill for today’s intensivists. It offers a valuable guide for beginners, as well as for experienced intensivists who want to hone their skills, helping both groups detect an inadequacy of perfusion and make the right choices to achieve the main goal of hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill, i.e., to correctly assess the cardiovascular system…
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Pinsky, Michael R.
Teboul, Jean-Louis
Vincent, Jean-Louis
Other Authors
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Responsibility
Michael R. Pinsky, Jean-Louis Teboul, Jean-Louis Vincent, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 479 p.) : 94 illus., 73 illus. in color
Series
Lessons from the ICU, Under the Auspices of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
ISBN
9783319692692
9783319692685 (Print ed.)
9783319692708 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-5928
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Monitoring, Physiologic - methods
Specialty
Hematology
Monitoring, Physiologic
Abstract
This book, part of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine textbook series, teaches readers how to use hemodynamic monitoring, an essential skill for today’s intensivists. It offers a valuable guide for beginners, as well as for experienced intensivists who want to hone their skills, helping both groups detect an inadequacy of perfusion and make the right choices to achieve the main goal of hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill, i.e., to correctly assess the cardiovascular system and its response to tissue oxygen demands. The book is divided into distinguished sections: from physiology to pathophysiology; clinical assessment and measurements; and clinical practice achievements including techniques, the basic goals in clinical practice as well as the more appropriate hemodynamic therapy to be applied in different conditions. All chapters use a learning-oriented style, with practical examples, key points and take home messages, helping readers quickly absorb the content and, at the same time, apply what they have learned in the clinical setting. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has developed the Lessons from the ICU series with the vision of providing focused and state-of-the-art overviews of central topics in Intensive Care and optimal resources for clinicians working in Intensive Care.
Contents
I. Physiology and Pathophysiology -- 1. Introduction to “Hemodynamic Monitoring" -- 2. Shock: Definition and Recognition -- 3. Assessing the Adequacy of Cardiac Output -- 4. Determinants of Venous Return -- 5. Arterial Blood Pressure Regulation -- 6. Pulmonary Circulation -- 7. The Pulse: An Essential Vital Sign -- 8. Autonomic Dysfunction in Shock -- 9. Oxygen Delivery -- 10. Mitochondrial Function -- 11. Perioperative Haemodynamics -- 12. Hemodynamics and Extracorporeal Circulation -- II. Clinical Assessment and Measurements -- 13. Clinical Assessment of Hemodynamic Instability -- 14. Assessment of the Microcirculation -- 15. SvO2/ScvO2 -- 16. The PCO2 Gaps -- 17. Lactate -- III. The Techniques -- 18. Cardiac Ultrasound Examination in Shock -- 19. Non-cardiac Ultrasound Signs in Shock -- 20. Central Venous Pressure -- 21. Arterial Blood Pressure -- 22. Cardiac Output Monitors -- 23. Volumetric Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients -- 24. Assessment of Fluid Responsiveness -- 25. Pulmonary Artery Catheter -- 26. Arterial Pressure Waveform Analysis on Cardiac Output Monitoring -- 27. Oesophageal Doppler -- 28. Bioimpedance and Bioreactance -- IV. Basic Goals in Clinical Practice -- 29. Blood Pressure Targets in the Initial Stabilization -- 30. Lessons from the ICU: Choosing the Right Vasopressor -- 31. Fluid Resuscitation -- V. Choosing the Right Hemodynamic Therapy -- 32. Choosing the Ideal Hemodynamic Therapy in Acute Right and Left Heart Failure -- 33. Cardiopulmonary Monitoring of Septic Shock -- 34. In ARDS -- 35. In Neurological Emergencies -- 36. Perioperative Haemodynamic Optimisation -- 37. In a Patient Under ECMO.
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Toxicities of Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer : Risks and Management Strategies

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Jean L. Wright, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book is a comprehensive guide to breast toxicity. Adjuvant radiation remains standard for a majority of women who undergo breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer, and indications for post-mastectomy and regional lymph node irradiation have also broadened with recent publications. At the same time, locoregional recurrence has declined and survival has improved in recent decades. In the current era of excellent breast cancer outcomes, then, considering the balance between toxicity and ou…
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Wright, Jean L.
Responsibility
Jean L. Wright, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 197 p.) : 15 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030116200
9783030116194 (Print ed.)
9783030116217 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Health Physics
Radiation Injuries
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Risk Assessment
Specialty
Gynecology
Medical Oncology
Radiotherapy
Toxicology
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive guide to breast toxicity. Adjuvant radiation remains standard for a majority of women who undergo breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer, and indications for post-mastectomy and regional lymph node irradiation have also broadened with recent publications. At the same time, locoregional recurrence has declined and survival has improved in recent decades. In the current era of excellent breast cancer outcomes, then, considering the balance between toxicity and outcomes becomes paramount. Several recent editorials recommend considering toxicity against the potential benefit of adjuvant radiation in tailoring radiation decisions for individual patients. Thus, a clear understanding of the potential toxicities of adjuvant radiation for breast cancer is critical to optimizing outcomes in modern breast cancer management. Here, authors have collected recent data focused on toxicity of treatment that provide an opportunity for improving this optimization. Chapters cover both acute and late toxicity of radiation for breast cancer, including tailored risk assessment for each of these potential toxicities, considerations for including risk of toxicity in management decisions, and toxicity management strategies. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and oncologists seeking to optimize care for their patients.
Contents
1. Including Toxicity Risk in Balanced Clinical Decision Making -- 2. Acute and Late Skin Toxicity from Breast Radiation -- 3. Fatigue Associated with Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer -- 4. Pain Associated with Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer -- 5. Considerations for Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy in the Setting of Breast Reconstruction -- 6. Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment -- 7. Cardiotoxicity Associated with Radiation for Breast Cancer -- 8. Second Malignancies after Radiation for Breast Cancer -- 9. Tissue Fibrosis after Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer -- 10. Pulmonary Toxicity Associated with Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer -- 11. Integrative Methods for Management of Toxicities Associated with Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer.
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Aging Well : Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

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Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine. --Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan , 2019.
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This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improvin…
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Galiana, Jean
Other Authors
Haseltine, William A.
Responsibility
Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 218 p.) : 27 illus.
ISBN
9789811321641
9789811321634 (Print ed.)
9789811321658 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Aging
Community Networks
Geriatrics
Health Services for the Aged
Social Work
Specialty
Geriatrics
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.
Contents
1. Demographics -- 2. Healthcare in the United States -- 3. Long -Term Care Financing -- 4. Person Centered Long-Term Care -- 5. Home-Based Palliative Care and Aging in Place and Community -- 6. Coordinated Primary Care -- 7. Emergency Medicine and Hospital Care in the Home and Community -- 8. Support for Those Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers -- 9. Merging Health and Social Services -- 10. Purpose and Social Inclusion -- 11. Eight Lessons for Social Inclusion and High-Quality Sustainable Elder Care.
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Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2019

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Jean-Louis Vincent, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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The Annual Update compiles reviews of the most recent developments in experimental and clinical intensive care and emergency medicine research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in these fields. The book is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.
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Vincent, Jean-Louis
Responsibility
Jean-Louis Vincent, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 682 p.) : 94 illus., 72 illus. in color
Series
Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
Series Title
Annual update in intensive care and emergency medicine
ISBN
9783030060671
9783030060664 (Print ed.)
9783030060688 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2191-5709
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
The Annual Update compiles reviews of the most recent developments in experimental and clinical intensive care and emergency medicine research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in these fields. The book is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.
Contents
Part I. Precision medicine -- Part II. Acute Respiratory Failure – ARDS -- Part III. Extracorporeal Respiratory Support -- Part IV. Cardiac arrest -- Part V. Cardiac Function -- Part VI. Shock -- Part VII. Hemodynamic Monitoring -- Part VIII. Intravenous Fluids -- Part IX. Altered Renal Function -- Part X. The Neurological Patient -- Part XI. Infection and Antibiotics -- Part XII. Sepsis -- Part XIII. Iron Metabolism -- Part XIV. Extremes of Age -- Part XV. Patient Comfort -- Part XVI. Medical Education.
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