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3D Histology Evaluation of Dermatologic Surgery

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Helmut Breuninger, Patrick Adam. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Both surgical skill and histological preparation and evaluation are important for successful treatment of various malignant skin tumors. In addition, good knowledge of local patterns of infiltration is required to achieve complete excision. All tumors may show an irregular, often asymmetric, mainly horizontal subclinical infiltration with a wide extent. When deep infiltrations are present, they are also often asymmetric and hard to determine before excision. Until recently these tumor outgrowth…
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Breuninger, Helmut
Other Authors
Adam, Patrick
Responsibility
Helmut Breuninger, Patrick Adam
Alternate Title
Three-dimensional histology evaluation of dermatologic surgery
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 133 p. : 64 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447144380
9781447144373 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
Imaging, three-dimensional
Margins of Excision
Skin - anatomy & histology
Skin Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Skin Neoplasms - surgery
Abstract
Both surgical skill and histological preparation and evaluation are important for successful treatment of various malignant skin tumors. In addition, good knowledge of local patterns of infiltration is required to achieve complete excision. All tumors may show an irregular, often asymmetric, mainly horizontal subclinical infiltration with a wide extent. When deep infiltrations are present, they are also often asymmetric and hard to determine before excision. Until recently these tumor outgrowths have only been detectable using histologic evaluation, but 3D histology is highly sensitive and can detect even very small tumor infiltrations. Very narrow margins can thus be taken for excision, which helps spare healthy skin as only a subsequently targeted re-excision will be necessary to remove all of the asymmetric tumor infiltrations. Therefore the resulting defect will be as small as possible and as large as necessary, and can be adapted to the requirements for aesthetic surgical defect closure. 3D Histology Evaluation of Dermatologic Surgery compares the most commonly used methods in order to give the reader a graphical overview of the current state-of-the-art. The basic principles of various surgical methods and histological workups of the complete 3D tumor margins are described and extensively illustrated to allow better understanding. Furthermore, more complex treatments of larger tumors are also included. Therefore, this book will be vital for all involved in the management of these patients, including practicing and trainee dermatologists, ENT, plastic and facial-surgeons, pathologists and oncologists.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Basics for Excision and Flattening -- 3. Embedding and Sectioning -- 4. Dividing Tumors and Topographical Orientation -- 5. Communication with the Lab -- 6. The Aftermath or How to Excise Until Clear Margins -- 7. Variations for Special Locations and Large, Deep Penetrating Tumors -- 8. How to Perform 3D Histology on Different Types of Tumors -- 9. Terminology and Facts.
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Adaptive Sports Medicine : A Clinical Guide

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Arthur Jason De Luigi, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the…
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De Luigi, Arthur Jason
Responsibility
Arthur Jason De Luigi, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 402 p.) : 157 illus., 127 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319565682
9783319565668 (print ed.)
9783319565675 (print ed.)
9783319859446 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Athletic Injuries
Risk Factors
Sports Medicine - methods
Sports for Persons with Disabilities
Specialty
Sports Medicine
Abstract
This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the biomechanics and technology of wheelchair sports and adaptive sports prostheses. The medical considerations of the adaptive athlete comprise part two, including injury epidemiology, emergent care, and surgical and rehabilitative considerations. Part three, by far the most extensive section, discusses specific wheelchair and adaptive sports, including adaptive running, cycling, water sports and throwing sports, wheelchair basketball, softball and rugby, as well as adaptive combative and extreme sports. Selected topics, including event planning, advocacy and controversies such as doping, are covered in part four. A comprehensive yet practical text, Adaptive Sports Medicine is a go-to resource and will be an invaluable reference for any sports medicine or primary medicine practitioner working with this unique population.
Contents
Part I. Adaptive Sports Medicine: History, Technology and Biomechanics -- 1. History of Adaptive and Disabled Rights within Society, Thus Creating the Fertile Soil to Grow, Adaptive Sports -- 2. Wheelchair Sports Technology and Biomechanics -- 3. Technology and Biomechanics of Adaptive Sports Prostheses -- Part II. Medical Considerations in Adaptive Sports Medicine -- 4. Review of Injury Epidemiology in Paralympic Sports -- 5. Medical Considerations in Adaptive Sports -- 6. Emergent Care of the Adaptive Athlete -- 7. Surgical Considerations in the Adaptive Athlete -- 8. Rehabilitation of the Adaptive Athlete -- Part III. Adaptive Sports -- 9. Adaptive Running -- 10. Adaptive Cycling -- 11. Adaptive Golf: History, Rules and Equipment Modifications, and Sport-Specific Injuries -- 12 Wheelchair Basketball -- 13. Wheelchair Rugby -- 14. Power (Wheelchair) Soccer -- 15. Wheelchair Softball -- 16. Wheelchair Dance Sport -- 17. Wheelchair Fencing -- 18. Wheelchair Curling -- 19. Wheelchair Tennis and Para-table Tennis -- 20. Adaptive Volleyball -- 21. Adaptive Water Sports -- 22. Ice Sled Hockey (Sledge Hockey Outside the United States) -- 23. Adaptive Alpine Skiing and Para-snowboarding -- 24. Adaptive Throwing Sports: Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, and Boccia -- 25. Shooting Sports (Archery, Air Rifle, Trapshooting) -- 26. Weight Lifting in Adaptive Sport -- 27. Adaptive Combative Sports (Judo, Boxing, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts) -- 28. Adaptive Extreme Sports -- Part IV. Selected Topics in Adaptive Sports Medicine -- 29. Adaptive Sports Event Planning -- 30. Policy and Advocacy Initiatives to Promote the Benefits of Sports Participation for Individuals with Disability -- 31. Controversies in Adaptive Sports.
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Advances in Vestibular Schwannoma Microneurosurgery : Improving Results with New Technologies

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Luciano Mastronardi, Takanori Fukushima, Alberto Campione, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This volume describes the most relevant and cutting-edge technological news on the complex surgical procedure of acoustic neuroma. The clinical-radiological diagnosis and surgical indications are briefly presented and the surgical technique is illustrated step-by-step: video clips show the latest means of treating these patients. All these indications were prepared by highly experienced experts in the field, based on their personal experience. The new technologies discussed concern e.g. the int…
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Mastronardi, Luciano
Fukushima, Takanori
Campione, Alberto
Responsibility
Luciano Mastronardi, Takanori Fukushima, Alberto Campione, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 174 p.) : 54 illus., 48 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030031671
9783030031664 (Print ed.)
9783030031688 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Microsurgery - methods
Neuroma, Acoustic - surgery
Neurosurgical Procedures - methods
Specialty
Otolaryngology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This volume describes the most relevant and cutting-edge technological news on the complex surgical procedure of acoustic neuroma. The clinical-radiological diagnosis and surgical indications are briefly presented and the surgical technique is illustrated step-by-step: video clips show the latest means of treating these patients. All these indications were prepared by highly experienced experts in the field, based on their personal experience. The new technologies discussed concern e.g. the intraoperative identification and position of the facial nerve, hearing preservation, techniques for dural closure, and the usefulness of laser and ultrasound aspirators. The book also discusses a number of ongoing projects, including those on: diluted papaverine for microvascular protection of cranial nerves, flexible endoscope for IAC control of tumor removal, fluid cement for bone closure, administering aspirin to control residual tumors larger than 7mm, and DTI for preoperative prediction of the position of the facial nerve. This is a highly informative presented book providing surgeon interested in acoustic neuroma with necessary information on modern technologies available for improving the results of patients.
Contents
Part I. General Aspects -- 1. Introduction: Clinical and Radiological Diagnosis -- 2. Treatment Options and Surgical Indications -- Part II. Illustrated Surgical Technique (Step-by-Step) -- 3. Patient Positioning -- 4. Instrumentation for Acoustic Neuroma Microneurosurgery -- 5. Retrosigmoid Approach -- 6. Translabyrinthine Approach -- 7. Video Clips of the Surgical Steps -- 8. Results in a Personal Series of 160 Cases -- Part III .New Technologies -- 9. Intraoperative Identification and Location of Facial Nerve: Type of Facial Nerve Displacement—How to Use Monopolar Stimulator -- 10. Hearing Preservation -- 11. Usefulness of Laser and Ultrasound Aspirator -- 12. Techniques of Dural Closure for Zero CSF Leak -- 13. Face-to-Face Two-Surgeons Four-Hands Microsurgery -- Part IV. Projects in Progress -- 14. Diluted Papaverine for Microvascular Protection of Cranial Nerves -- 15. Flexible Endoscope for IAC Control of Tumor Removal -- 16. Fluid Cement for Bone Closure -- 17. Aspirin Administration for Control of Tumor Millimetric Residual -- 18. DTI for Facial Nerve Preoperative Prediction of Position and Course -- 19. Vestibular Testing to Predict the Nerve of Origin of Vestibular Schwannomas -- 20. Microsurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas After Failed Radiation Treatment -- Conclusions.
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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

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Jan Dirk Blom. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The book provides the first state-of-the-art overview of Alice in Wonderland syndrome, an enigmatic neurological condition characterized by a range of perceptual distortions (for example, seeing things as being larger or smaller than they actually are; seeing human faces change into animal faces; feeling one’s body growing larger or smaller; experiencing time as slowing down or speeding up, etc.). It describes the clinical presentation of the syndrome, including its huge variety of symptoms and…
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Blom, Jan Dirk
Responsibility
Jan Dirk Blom
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 221 p.) : 35 illus., 29 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030186098
9783030186081 (Print ed.)
9783030186104 (Print ed.)
9783030186111 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
PersonalSubject
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge, 1832-1898
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The book provides the first state-of-the-art overview of Alice in Wonderland syndrome, an enigmatic neurological condition characterized by a range of perceptual distortions (for example, seeing things as being larger or smaller than they actually are; seeing human faces change into animal faces; feeling one’s body growing larger or smaller; experiencing time as slowing down or speeding up, etc.). It describes the clinical presentation of the syndrome, including its huge variety of symptoms and the variability of its natural course.The book starts out with several vivid vignettes, and then explains how and why the concept was introduced. In addition, it explains what is currently known about the underlying medical conditions and brain mechanisms, proposes a diagnostic algorithm, and makes recommendations for treatment. Throughout the book, a recurring question is whether or not Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) suffered from the symptoms he described so aptly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Accordingly, it should appeal to anyone interested in the brain and its disorders, as well as readers interested in the life of Lewis Carroll.
Contents
Introduction -- Inside the consulting room -- The making of a syndrome -- Charles Dodgson -- Neurobiology -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Did Charles Dodgson suffer from Alice in Wonderland syndrome? -- Appendix A: Table 1. Charles Dodgson’s medical history -- Table 2. Visual distortions (metamorphopsias) -- Table 3. Somesthetic and other non-visual distortions -- Table 4. Conditions causing Alice in Wonderland syndrome -- Appendix B: Transcript of On Catching Cold, by Charles Dodgson (Oxford: University Press, 1881) -- Appendix C: Proposed diagnostic criteria for Alice in Wonderland syndrome.
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Autoimmune Hepatitis : A Guide for Practicing Clinicians

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Gideon M. Hirschfield, E. Jenny Heathcote, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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With a focus on practical patient related issues, Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Guide for Practicing Clinicians serves as a useful practical, and much needed, resource for all those physicians presented with managing patients diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, both acutely and over the long term. It provides a basis for clinicians to understand the etiology of the disease, as well as special circumstances where management dilemmas often arise. Emphasis is given to providing management advice of imm…
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Hirschfield, Gideon M
Heathcote, E. Jenny
Responsibility
Gideon M. Hirschfield, E. Jenny Heathcote, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 243 p. : 16 ill., 13 ill. in color)
Series Title
Clinical gastroenterology
ISBN
9781607615699
Subjects (MeSH)
Hepatitis, Autoimmune
Subjects (LCSH)
Internal medicine
Hepatology
Clinical medicine
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Gastroenterology
Virology
Abstract
With a focus on practical patient related issues, Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Guide for Practicing Clinicians serves as a useful practical, and much needed, resource for all those physicians presented with managing patients diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, both acutely and over the long term. It provides a basis for clinicians to understand the etiology of the disease, as well as special circumstances where management dilemmas often arise. Emphasis is given to providing management advice of immediate use to clinicians, something not presently offered by other larger general texts. The chapters are written by those with an expertise and training in this field and include the most up to date information. This book is of great value to Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, and Internists at all levels who see patients presenting with autoimmune hepatitis.
Contents
Pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis -- Clinical presentation -- Confirmation of the diagnosis: interpreting the serology -- Mimics of autoimmune hepatitis: drug induced and immune mediated liver disease -- When and how to treat the adult patient -- When and how to treat the pediatric patient -- Strategies for treatment nonresponders: second-line therapies and novel approaches -- Liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis -- Autoimmune hepatitis and pregnancy -- Treatment side effects and associated autoimmune diseases -- Managing the patient with features of overlapping autoimmune liver disease -- Autoimmune hepatitis: a look toward the future.
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Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention

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Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, Josefina J. Card. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, and Josefina J. Card In the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, the signs are both encouraging and alarming: fewer people are dying, and more people are living longer with the help of powerful antivirals, yet many areas of the world are seeing new cases on the rise. Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention reports on successful HIV prevention ini…
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Golden, Rachel E
Other Authors
Collins, Charles B
Cunningham, Shayna D
Newman, Emily N
Card, Josefina J
Responsibility
Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, Josefina J. Card
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 352 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461470137
9781461470120 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Harm Reduction
Health Policy
Health Promotion
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Public Health
Safe Sex
Abstract
Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, and Josefina J. Card In the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, the signs are both encouraging and alarming: fewer people are dying, and more people are living longer with the help of powerful antivirals, yet many areas of the world are seeing new cases on the rise. Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention reports on successful HIV prevention initiatives from across the globe, representing countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas at diverse stages of the epidemic. Spotlighting major worldwide objectives--decreasing risks in IV drug use, commercial sex work, and non-commercial sexual activity and promoting HIV screening, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and antiretroviral therapy--these rigorously evaluated interventions are analyzed at individual and community levels. Chapters discuss issues regarding availability and accessibility of resources and populations' receptivity to change. And the authors examine related ethical challenges, including whether interventions should also target larger problems fueling the epidemic such as poverty and inequality. Among the programs featured: U.S.: Legal access to needles and syringes; China: Needle social marketing; Tanzania: Go with the Times, a radio soap opera; Dominican Republic: Compromiso Collectivo for female sex workers; France: Prenatal HIV screening; South Africa: Drama-based intervention to promote VCT. These life-saving initiatives are worthy of wider recognition, making Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention a superior reference for graduate students and researchers in public health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and health policy. Policymakers and planners will also find these ideas of great importance.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Injection Drug-Use Risk -- Case Study 1: Legalization of Needle and Syringe Sale and Possession: Effect on Connecticut Injection Drug Users’ Injection Practices -- Case Study 2: The SHAKTI Intervention in Bangladesh: (Stopping HIV/AIDS through Knowledge and Training Initiatives) A Needle Exchange Program’s Effect on Injection Drug Users’ Injection -- Case Study 3: Providing a Safer Injection Facility to Injection Drug Users: InSite: A Safer Injection Facility in Vancouver, British Columbia -- Case Study 4: Needle Social Marketing Strategy in China: Effect on Chinese Injection Drug Users’ Injection Practices -- Case Study 5: The Vietnam and China Cross-Border Project: Effect on HIV Risk Behaviors of Injection Drug Users -- 3. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Noncommercial Sex Risk -- Case Study 6: Louisiana’s Condom Social Marketing Program: Effect of Improved Availability and Access on Use -- Case Study 7: Promoting Sexual Responsibility Among Youth in Zimbabwe: Effect of an Extensive Multimedia Campaign on Indicators of Safer Sex -- Case Study 8: The 100% Jeune Social Marketing Campaign: Effect on Condom Use Among Youth in Cameroon -- Case Study 9: Twenda na Wakati (Lets Go with the Times): Effects of a Radio Soap Opera on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Tanzania -- Case Study 10: A Safer Sex Media Campaign in Lexington, Kentucky: Using Public Service Announcements to Promote Condom Use -- 4. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Commercial Sex Risk -- Case Study 11: Mandatory Condom Law in Nevada Brothels: Using Policy to Change Condom Use Practices -- Case Study 12: Compromiso Collectivo: Reducing HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers in the Dominican Republic -- Case Study 13: A Social and Structural Intervention in the Philippines: Effect on Condom Use of Establishment- Based Female Sex Workers -- Case Study 14: The 100 % Condom Program in Thailand: Using Public Policy Change to Increase Condom Use in Brothels -- Case Study 15: The Sonagachi Project: Empowering Sex Workers in the Songagchi District of Calcutta, India -- 5. Overview of Structural Interventions to Increase Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) -- Case Study 16: Mandatory Offering of HIV Screening During Prenatal Visits: The Experience of Southeastern France in Response to National Policy -- Case Study 17: Free Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in Taiwan: Effect of a Country-Wide Policy on HIV Transmission -- Case Study 18: A Drama-Based HIV Intervention in South Africa: Effect on Voluntary Counseling and Testing -- 6. Conclusion.
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Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension Lines for Cutaneous Surgery

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Sharad P. Paul. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is a detailed review of the 'state-of-the art' of skin lines in cutaneous surgery. Surgical literature is inundated with references to Langer's Lines, Cleavage Lines, Wrinkle Lines and Relaxed Skin Tension Lines, but this title discusses the difference between these and incisional and excisional lines biomechanically, introducing the concept of biodynamic excisional skin tension (BEST) Lines. The problem with current concepts of skin tension lines is that they seem to differ in differ…
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Paul, Sharad P.
Responsibility
Sharad P. Paul
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 188 p.) : 74 illus., 67 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319714950
9783319714943 (print ed.)
9783319714967 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomechanical Phenomena
Dermatologic Surgical Procedures - methods
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures - methods
Skin
Specialty
Dermatology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This book is a detailed review of the 'state-of-the art' of skin lines in cutaneous surgery. Surgical literature is inundated with references to Langer's Lines, Cleavage Lines, Wrinkle Lines and Relaxed Skin Tension Lines, but this title discusses the difference between these and incisional and excisional lines biomechanically, introducing the concept of biodynamic excisional skin tension (BEST) Lines. The problem with current concepts of skin tension lines is that they seem to differ in different textbooks, and lines for surgical egress, which work in conditions of low tension, are not necessarily suitable for skin cancer surgery. Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension Lines for Cutaneous Surgery describes skin biomechanics, the properties of collagen and elastin, lower limb skin vascularity and also maps BEST lines across the body, making it a great reference guide for plastic or dermatologic surgery worldwide. As such, it will be beneficial for anyone performing cutaneous surgery and skin cancer excisions in clinical practice, or for those planning further research into skin biomechanics to read this volume.
Contents
Introduction -- Examining the Science behind Skin Lines currently used for Surgical Excisions, and introducing a new concept of BEST (Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension) Lines -- Why the Geological Approach Doesn't Work for Wrinkles: The Need to Move from Anatomy to Physiology -- Understanding the Interplay between Elastin and Collagen During Surgical Procedures and their Relationship to BEST Lines -- Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension Lines: Using a New Skin Tensiometer Device and Computational Analyses to Understand Excisional Skin Biomechanics -- Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension (BEST) Lines for Scalp Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Surgery -- Golden Spirals and Scalp Whorls: Nature's Patterns and the Designing of a new Scalp Flap -- The Golden Spiral Flap: A New Flap Design that allows for Closure of Larger Scalp Wounds better than other Rotational Flap Designs -- Zigs and Zags in Plastic Surgery: Lengthening v. Reduction of Tension -- Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension (BEST) Lines on the Trunk -- BEST Lines of the Lower Limb -- Understanding Vascular Anatomy of the Lower Limb to help planning of Perforator based Island Flaps -- Anatomical Considerations during Cutaneous Surgery on the Cheek, Skin Biodynamics and BEST lines of the Face -- Patterns, Biomechanics and Behaviour.
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Bontrager's handbook of radiographic positioning and techniques

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Kenneth L. Bontrager, John P. Lampignano. (8th ed.) --St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby , c2014.
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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; In addition to positioning descriptions for all body parts, this pocket-sized handbook includes basic information and applied aspects of radiographic techniques and exposure factors including numerous conversion charts. Included is a chapter on descriptions and illustrations on the various forms of digital radiography currently in use. Also included are clear explanations with photographs of all commonly performed x-ray exams. This handbook is essentially …
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Bontrager, Kenneth, L
Other Authors
Lampignano, John P
Responsibility
Kenneth L. Bontrager, John P. Lampignano
Edition
8th ed.
Alternate Title
Handbook of radiographic positioning and techniques
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Elsevier Mosby
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource, 328 p.
ISBN
9780323083898
Subjects (MeSH)
Anatomy, Regional - Handbooks
Patient Positioning - Handbooks
Radiography - methods - Handbooks
Technology, Radiologic - Handbooks
Notes
Condensed version of: Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy / Kenneth L. Bontrager. 8th ed.
Abstract
This is a Pageburst digital textbook; In addition to positioning descriptions for all body parts, this pocket-sized handbook includes basic information and applied aspects of radiographic techniques and exposure factors including numerous conversion charts. Included is a chapter on descriptions and illustrations on the various forms of digital radiography currently in use. Also included are clear explanations with photographs of all commonly performed x-ray exams. This handbook is essentially a condensed version of the positioning and technique portions of Bontrager's Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, soon to be in its 7th edition. This handbook is also an invaluable tool for learning radiographic positioning in a clinical setting. It has many of the features of the larger, classroom edition in a small, portable version.
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Calming your anxious mind : how mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear, and panic

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Brantley, Jeffrey. (2nd ed.) --Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications , 2007.
Call Number
WM 172 B821c 2007
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 172 B821c 2007
Author
Brantley, Jeffrey
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Oakland, CA
Publisher
New Harbinger Publications
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
227 p.
ISBN
9781572244870
Subjects (MeSH)
Anxiety
Fear
Meditation
Mindfulness
Contents
A mindful approach to fear and anxiety -- Paying attention on purpose -- The body and its fear system -- Anxiety and the power of the mind -- Mindfulness and meditation -- Your attitude is important -- Building your practice foundation -- Mindfulness in everyday life -- Establishing mindfulness, breath by breath -- Mindfulness of the body -- Bringing full attention to life -- Befriending your anxious mind -- Making room for the upset -- Common concerns about these meditation practices -- Feeling safe, resting in silence -- Applying mindfulness to fear and anxiety -- Taking a larger view.
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Book
Location
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Loan Period
3 weeks
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Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice

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Dmitriy Kireyev, Judy Hung, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a concise guide to echocardiography, SPECT, CT and MRI, including both the basics of cardiac imaging as well as tables of normal/abnormal values and guidelines. With advances in technology, cardiac CT and MRI are becoming more popular but are often limited to larger medical centers. By including the basics of these modalities, this book provides a comprehensive guide for a wide range of medical professionals. As physicians outside of cardiology often do not have sufficient ex…
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Kireyev, Dmitriy
Hung, Judy
Responsibility
Dmitriy Kireyev, Judy Hung, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 251 p. : 157 illus., 145 illus. in color)
Series Title
In clinical practice series
ISBN
9783319214580
9783319214573 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-6652
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Imaging Techniques - methods
Heart Diseases - diagnosis
Abstract
This book provides a concise guide to echocardiography, SPECT, CT and MRI, including both the basics of cardiac imaging as well as tables of normal/abnormal values and guidelines. With advances in technology, cardiac CT and MRI are becoming more popular but are often limited to larger medical centers. By including the basics of these modalities, this book provides a comprehensive guide for a wide range of medical professionals. As physicians outside of cardiology often do not have sufficient exposure to nuclear stress tests, this book contains SPECT and stress test protocols in order to facilitate decision-making when ordering tests and interpreting results. Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice is a quick reference guide and will be useful at multiple levels of training, enabling the book to be used as a basic and advanced reference source. As such, it is appropriate for students, residents, fellows and staff attendings who want a practical and handy reference to the diagnostic options open to them.
Contents
1 Basics of Ultrasound Physics -- 2 Views and Structures -- 3 Chamber Dimensions -- 4 Valvular Quantification -- 5 Valvular Pathology -- 6 Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves -- 7 Diastolic Function -- 8 Pericardial Disease -- 9 Cardiac Masses -- 10 Estimation of Chamber Pressures -- 11 Basic Congenital Heart Disease for Adults -- 12 Ischemic Heart Disease -- 13 Cardiomyopathy -- 14 Echocardiography in Systemic Diseases -- 15 Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Disease -- 16 Basics of Agitated Saline Contrast (“Bubble”) and LV Opacification Contrast Studies -- 17 Nuclear Cardiology Imaging -- 18 Cardiac Computed Tomography -- 19 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Imaging -- 20 Positron Emission Tomography.
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Chronic Illness Care : Principles and Practice

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Timothy P. Daaleman, Margaret R. Helton, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book offers a comprehensive overview to chronic illness care, which is the coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained response to chronic diseases and conditions by a range of health care providers, formal and informal caregivers, healthcare systems, and community-based resources. Using an ecological framework, which looks at the interdependent influences between individuals and their larger environment, this unique text examines chronic illness care at multiple levels and includes sections…
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Daaleman, Timothy P.
Helton, Margaret R.
Responsibility
Timothy P. Daaleman, Margaret R. Helton, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 575 p.) : 80 illus., 67 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319718125
9783319718118 (print ed.)
9783319718132 (print ed.)
9783030101152 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Disease
Patient Care Management
Specialty
Patient Care
Abstract
This book offers a comprehensive overview to chronic illness care, which is the coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained response to chronic diseases and conditions by a range of health care providers, formal and informal caregivers, healthcare systems, and community-based resources. Using an ecological framework, which looks at the interdependent influences between individuals and their larger environment, this unique text examines chronic illness care at multiple levels and includes sections on the individual influences on chronic illness, the role of family and social networks, and how chronic care is provided across the spectrum of health care settings; from home to clinic to the emergency department to hospital and residential care facilities. The book describes the organizational frameworks and strategies that are needed to provide quality care for chronically ill patients, including behavioral health, care management, transitions of care, and health information technology. The book also addresses the changing workforce needs in health care, and the fiscal models and policies that will be required to meet the needs of this population, with a focus on sustaining the ongoing transformation in health care. This book acts as a major reference for practitioners and students in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health, and behavioral medicine, as well as stakeholders in public health, health policy, and population health.
Contents
Part I. Individual Influences on Chronic Disease -- 1. Genetic Contributions and Personalized Medicine -- 2. Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Influences -- 3. Chronic Disease Self-Management -- 4. Tobacco Use and Dependence -- 5. Promoting Physical Activity -- 6. Diet and Weight Management -- 7. Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders -- 8. Quality of Life and Patient-Centered Outcomes -- Part II. Family and Social Support -- 9. Family and Other Caregivers -- 10. Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Neglect -- 11. Peer Support -- 12. Government Agencies and Community-Based Organizations -- Part III. Providing Chronic Illness Care -- 13. Screening for Chronic Disease -- 14. Medication Management and Treatment Adherence -- 15. Patient-Provider Communication and Interactions -- 16. Ambulatory Care -- 17. Emergency Care -- 18. Acute Hospital Care -- 19. Acute Rehabilitation Care -- 20. Nursing Home Care -- 21. Community Care Alternatives for Older Adults -- 22. Home Care -- 23. End-of-Life Care -- 24. Special Population: Children and Adolescents -- 25. Special Population: Older Adults -- 26. Special Population: Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities -- 27 Vulnerable Populations -- Part IV. Organizational Frameworks for Chronic Illness Care -- 28. Patient-Centered Medical Home -- 29. Integrated Behavioral Health Care -- 30. Transitions of Care -- 31. Care Management -- 32. Team-Based Care -- 33. Direct Primary Care and Concierge Practice -- 34. Health Information Technology -- 35. Quality Improvement -- Part V. Social and Environmental Determinants of Chronic Disease -- 36. Social Determinants of Health -- 37. Environmental Determinants of Health -- 38. The Life Course -- Part VI. Health Policy and Chronic Illness Care -- 39. Medicare -- 40. Medicaid -- 41. Value-Based Payment Models -- 42. Population Health -- 43. Health-Care Workforce -- 44. International Perspectives -- 45. Future Directions in Chronic Illness Care.
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Colorectal cancer screening and computerized tomographic colonography : a comprehensive overview

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Brooks D. Cash, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview is an authoritative volume on CT colonography. Structured in a manner that will allow the reader to understand the practical and larger public health issues surrounding both CT colonography and CRC screening in general, the text is designed to reach a broad audience of specialist clinicians and primary care physicians. The book provides an overview of the disease and risk factors of colorectal cancer…
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Cash, Brooks D
Responsibility
Brooks D. Cash, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 195 p. : 119 ill., 105 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461459439
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonography, Computed Tomographic - methods
Colorectal Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Gastroenterology
Emergency medicine
Abstract
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview is an authoritative volume on CT colonography. Structured in a manner that will allow the reader to understand the practical and larger public health issues surrounding both CT colonography and CRC screening in general, the text is designed to reach a broad audience of specialist clinicians and primary care physicians. The book provides an overview of the disease and risk factors of colorectal cancer, as well as the history and development of CTC as both a colorectal imaging and screening modality. The text also reviews the controversies, potential pitfalls, and exciting new directions and capabilities inherent in the practice of CTC. Filled with high quality images and authored by experts in the field, Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview is the definitive reference for clinicians interested in computerized tomographic colonography and CRC screening.
Contents
Overview of Colorectal Cancer -- Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests and Recommendations -- CTC Background and Development -- Indications and Evidence for CTC -- Performance and Interpretation of CTC -- Integration of CTC into a CRC Screening Program -- CTC Controversies (Radiation exposure, Extracolonic findings, Cost-effectiveness) -- CTC Pitfalls/Limitations -- Future Directions/Innovations with CTC (Prepless CTC, Alternative displays, Computer aided detection) -- Index.
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The Complete Guide to Male Fertility Preservation

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Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide provides an up-to-date presentation of fertility preservation techniques with male cancer patients and other challenging conditions. Divided into four thematic sections, part one provides an overview of the pathophysiologic processes interrelating cancer and its treatment with infertility and discusses different methods of sperm preservation and fertility outcomes in cancer patients. Part two then explores male fertility preservation in various non-ca…
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Majzoub, Ahmad
Agarwal, Ashok
Responsibility
Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 387 p.) : 38 illus., 36 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319423968
9783319423951 (print ed.)
9783319423975 (print ed.)
9783319825700 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Fertility Preservation - methods
Infertility, Male
Sperm Banks
Specialty
Men's Health
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
This comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide provides an up-to-date presentation of fertility preservation techniques with male cancer patients and other challenging conditions. Divided into four thematic sections, part one provides an overview of the pathophysiologic processes interrelating cancer and its treatment with infertility and discusses different methods of sperm preservation and fertility outcomes in cancer patients. Part two then explores male fertility preservation in various non-cancerous conditions, such as immunosuppressed, hypogonadal and transgender patients. The fundamental principles of cryobiology and sperm optimization are covered in part three, which also offers essential building blocks for scientists to develop a sperm banking service and implement high standards of practice. The final section describes the current practices of male fertility preservation along with its psychological impact on patients, and extends beyond to future innovative methods--tissue preservation, xenografting and artificial gametes--being researched and implemented in this field. Fertility preservation among cancer patients and survivors is an evolving practice, which involves focused research and timely collaboration of professionals from related fields. The Complete Guide to Male Fertility Preservation is unique and original in its design and will appeal to a larger audience of andrologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, and all other clinicians practicing reproductive medicine and oncology.
Contents
Part I. Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients -- 1. Etiology of Cancer-Induced Male Infertility -- 2. Impact of Cancer Treatment on Sperm Chromatin Integrity -- 3. Testicular Sperm Retrieval for Cryopreservation in Cancer Patients -- 4. Sperm Retrieval in Ejaculatory Dysfunction -- 5. The Effect of Cancer and Its Treatment on Natural-Born Offspring -- 6. ART Success and Long-Term Outcomes on Offspring of Cancer Survivors -- Part II. Fertility Preservation: Special Conditions -- 7. Fertility Preservation in Adolescents with Cancer -- 8. Testis-Sparing Surgery: Balancing Cancer Control with Fertility Preservation -- 9. Fertility Preservation in Hypogonadal Men -- 10. Sperm Preservation in Transgender Patients -- 11. Postmortem Sperm Retrieval: Ethical, Legal, and Logistical Considerations -- Part III. Sperm Banking: Technical Issues, Standards and Maintenance -- 12. The First Visit: Consult and Workup Before Sperm Banking -- 13. Developing a Sperm Banking Consent Process -- 14. The Process of Sperm Cryopreservation, Thawing and Washing Techniques -- 15. Sperm Freezing Injuries -- 16. Risk Preparedness in Sperm Banks -- 17. Licensing and Accreditation of a Sperm Bank for Therapeutic Banking -- Part IV. Current Practice and Future of Male Fertility Preservation -- 18. Current Practice, Attitude, and Knowledge of Oncologists Regarding Male Fertility Preservation -- 19. Psychological Impact and Barriers to Fertility Preservation in Male Cancer Patients -- 20. Germ Cell Transplantation and Neospermatogenesis.
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Consults in Obstetric Anesthesiology

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Suzanne K.W. Mankowitz. editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This text addresses the need for a book specifically aimed at obstetric anesthesia and covers topics such as pulmonary, cardiac renal, hepatic, hematologic, neurologic, endocrine and other diseases. The real anesthetic challenge arises when patients present to Labor and Delivery with unusual or complicated medical problems and, in recent years, a few of the larger institutions have developed an Obstetric Anesthesiology Consultation Service to prepare for the management of these patients. While …
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Mankowitz, Suzanne K.W.
Responsibility
Suzanne K.W. Mankowitz. editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 699 p.) : 77 illus., 48 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319596808
9783319596792 (print ed.)
9783319596815 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia, Obstetrical
Delivery, Obstetric
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Preoperative Care
Referral and Consultation
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Obstetrics
Abstract
This text addresses the need for a book specifically aimed at obstetric anesthesia and covers topics such as pulmonary, cardiac renal, hepatic, hematologic, neurologic, endocrine and other diseases. The real anesthetic challenge arises when patients present to Labor and Delivery with unusual or complicated medical problems and, in recent years, a few of the larger institutions have developed an Obstetric Anesthesiology Consultation Service to prepare for the management of these patients. While most pregnant women who present to Labor and Delivery require anesthetic intervention, they typically meet the anesthesiologist for the first time in labor. Since the majority of laboring women are healthy without significant comorbidities, this does not present much of a challenge to the anesthesiologist and the anesthetic management tends to be straight-forward with favorable outcomes. However, using this new model, the anesthesiologist has the opportunity to discuss the various treatment modalities and potentially suggest diagnostic testing to be performed prior to delivery, similar to the pre-operative testing that is done in other surgical environments.
Contents
Abnormal Placentation -- Achondroplasia -- Acromegaly -- Acute Fatty Liver -- Adrenal Insufficiency -- Amphetamines and other Stimulant Use -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Anticoagulation -- Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Antithrombin deficiency -- Aortic Pathology -- Aortopulmonary and Cavopulmonary Shunts -- Arnold Chiari Malformation -- Arrhythmias - Introduction -- Arthrogryposis -- Asthma -- Atrial flutter and fibrillation -- Atrial septal defect -- Atrial Switch, Arterial Switch and Rastelli -- Atrioventricular Septal Defect AV Canal -- Autonomic Hyperreflexia -- Benzodiazepine Use -- Bernard-Soulier Syndrome -- Bone Marrow failure -- Brugada Syndrome -- Budd-Chiari Syndrome -- Caffeine Use -- Cannabis Use -- Cardiac conduction blocks -- Cardiac sinus arrhythmias -- Cardiac Valvular disorders: Introduction -- Cardiovascular Risk Assessment -- Cerebral Aneurysm -- Cerebral Ateriovenous malformations -- Charcot Marie Tooth -- Cholestasis -- Cirrhosis -- Cocaine Use -- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia -- Conn Syndrome -- Cushing Syndrome -- Cystic Fibrosis -- Cysticercosis -- Diabetes Insipidus -- Diabetic ketoacidosis -- Disc Herniation -- Double Outlet Right Ventricle -- Ebstein's Anomaly -- Echinococcosis -- Ehler-Danlos -- Eisenmenger's Syndrome -- Eosinophilc graunlomatosis with polyangiitis -- Essential Thrombocytemia -- Ethyl Alcohol Use -- External cephalic version -- Ex-utero intrapartum therapy -- Factor V and Combined Factor V and VIII deficiency -- Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin mutation-Common thrombophilias -- Factor VII deficiency -- Factor X deficiency -- Factor XI deficiency -- Factor XIII deficiency table -- Familial Dysautonomia -- Fibrinogen deficiency -- Glomerulonephritis -- Glucose 6 Phosphate Deficiency -- Glycogen storage diseases -- Goodpasture Syndrome -- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis -- Guillain-Barre Syndrome -- Hallucinogen Use -- Hematologic Malignancies -- Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome -- Hemophilia A and B -- Henoch Schonlein Purpura -- Hepatitis -- Hereditary motor sensory neuropathies -- Heriditary Hemorrhagic Telangetasia -- Homocystinuria -- Human immunodeficiency virus -- Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State -- Hyperparathyroidism -- Hypertensive Diseases -- Hypoparathyroidism -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -- Illicit Drug Use and Substance Abuse -- Immunoglobulin A Deficiency -- Inherited bleeding disorders - background -- Inherited thrombophilias-Background -- Insulin Pump -- Intracranial Hypertension -- Intracranial Mass Lesions -- Jehovah's Witnesses -- Kawasaki Disease -- Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome -- Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) -- Long QT Syndrome -- Lysosomal storage disease -- Malignancy -- Malignant Hyperthermia -- Marfan Disease -- Mast Cell Activation Disease -- Moyamoya disease -- Multiple Sclerosis -- Myasthenia Gravis -- MYH9-related platelet disorders -- Myopathies - Congenital, Metabolic and Mitochondrial and Channelopathies -- Myopathies - Muscular Dystrophy -- Myxedema -- Nephrotic Syndrome -- Neurofibromatosis -- Obesity -- Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- Opioid Use -- Osteogenesis Imperfecta -- Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators -- Panhypopituitarism -- Parkinson's Disease -- Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Peripartum Cardiomyopathy -- Phenylketonuria -- Pheochromoctoma -- Pituitary Adenoma -- Polycythemia Vera -- Porphyria -- Postpolio syndrome -- Premature cardiac contractions -- Prior Anesthetic Problems -- Prolactinomas -- Protein C and S deficiencies -- Prothrombin deficiency -- Pulmonary Fibrosis -- Pulmonary Hypertension -- Renal Disease and the Parturient on Dialysis -- Restrictive Lung Disease and Pneumothoraces -- Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Sarcoidosis -- Scoliosis -- Seizure Disorder -- Sickle Cell disease -- Single Ventricle -- Solvent Use -- Spina Bifida -- Spinal Cord Injury -- Spinal Cord Stimulators -- Spinal Muscuar Atrophy -- Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis -- Sticky Platelet Syndrome -- Stroke during pregnancy -- Sturge-Weber -- Syndrome of the inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone -- Syringomyelia -- Systemic Lupus Erythematosis -- Systemic Sclerosis -- Tethered Cord Syndrome -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Thalassemia -- Thrombocytopenia- An Introduction -- Thrombocytopenia-GESTATIONAL, IDIOPATHIC AND PREECLAMPSIA -- Thromboembolic Disease -- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura -- Thyroid Storm -- Tobacco -- Transplantation -- Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Transverse Myelitis -- Transversus Abdominis Plane Block -- Truncus Arteriosus -- Tuberous Sclerosis -- Twin-twin transfusion syndrome and Laser Ablation -- Valvular Heat Disease- Regurgitant Lesions -- Valvular Heat Disease- Stenotic Lesions -- Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord -- Ventricular Septal Defect -- Ventricular tachycardia -- Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts -- Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome -- von Willebrand Disease -- Wilson's Disease -- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
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Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy

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Seth C. Kalichman ; foreward by Nicoli Nattarass. --New York, NY: Copernicus Books , c2009.
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Paralleling the discovery of HIV and the rise of the AIDS pandemic, a flock of naysayers has dedicated itself to replacing genuine knowledge with destructive misinformation and spreading from the fringe to the mainstream media and the think tank. Now from the editor of the journal AIDS and Behavior comes a bold exposé of the scientific and sociopolitical forces involved in this toxic evasion. Denying AIDS traces the origins of AIDS dissidents disclaimers during the earliest days of the epidemic…
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Kalichman, Seth C.
Responsibility
Seth C. Kalichman ; foreward by Nicoli Nattarass
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Copernicus Books
Date of Publication
c2009
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 205 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9780387794761
9780387794754 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - psychology
Anti-HIV Agents
Denial (Psychology)
Health Policy
Quackery
Abstract
Paralleling the discovery of HIV and the rise of the AIDS pandemic, a flock of naysayers has dedicated itself to replacing genuine knowledge with destructive misinformation and spreading from the fringe to the mainstream media and the think tank. Now from the editor of the journal AIDS and Behavior comes a bold exposé of the scientific and sociopolitical forces involved in this toxic evasion. Denying AIDS traces the origins of AIDS dissidents disclaimers during the earliest days of the epidemic and delves into the psychology and politics of the current denial movement in its various incarnations. Seth Kalichman focuses not on the “difficult” or doubting patient, but on organized, widespread forms of denial (including the idea that HIV itself is a myth and HIV treatments are poison) and the junk science, faulty logic, conspiracy theories, and larger forces of homophobia and racism that fuel them. The malignant results of AIDS denial can be seen in those individuals who refuse to be tested, ignore their diagnoses, or reject the treatments that could save their lives. Instead of ignoring these currents, asserts Kalichman, science has a duty to counter them. Among the topics covered include: why AIDS denialism endures, and why science must understand it, pioneer virus HIV researcher Peter Duesberg’s role in AIDS denialism, the social conservative agenda and the politics of AIDS denial, from the courts to the White House, yhe impact of HIV misinformation on public health in South Africa and fighting fiction with reality: anti-denialism and the scientific community. For anyone affected by, interested in, or working with researchers in HIV/AIDS, and public health professionals in general, the insight and vision of Denying AIDS will inspire outrage, discussion, and ultimately action.
Contents
HIV/AIDS Denialism Is Alive and Well -- Peter Duesberg and the Origins of HIV/AIDS Denialism -- AIDS Pseudoscience -- Denalist Journalism and Conspiracy Theories -- Politics of Denialsm -- Getting Out of Denial -- Epilogue: The Most Ironic Conspiracy.
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Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery : An Evidence-Based Approach

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Peter Angelos, Raymon H. Grogan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of difficult decisions encountered within endocrine surgery. Brief uniformly formatted chapters are devoted to answering specific questions relevant to a range of topics across endocrine surgery based upon detailed analysis of available evidence.Topics covered include clinical decision analysis, decision making from the surgeon's and patient's perspective, using surgery as opposed to observation for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, and the use of par…
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Angelos, Peter
Grogan, Raymon H.
Responsibility
Peter Angelos, Raymon H. Grogan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 483 p.) : 28 illus., 15 illus. in color
Series
Difficult decisions in surgery: an evidence-based approach
Series Title
Difficult decisions in surgery
ISBN
9783319928609
9783319928586 (print ed.)
9783319928593 (print ed.)
ISSN
2198-7750
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms - surgery
Endocrine Surgical Procedures
Specialty
Clinical Decision-Making
Endocrinology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of difficult decisions encountered within endocrine surgery. Brief uniformly formatted chapters are devoted to answering specific questions relevant to a range of topics across endocrine surgery based upon detailed analysis of available evidence.Topics covered include clinical decision analysis, decision making from the surgeon's and patient's perspective, using surgery as opposed to observation for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, and the use of parathyroid cryopreservation. Difficult Decisions in Endocrine Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach features a wealth of information on ideal approaches for making clinical decisions in selected clinical situations. It is an important and timely resource for all endocrine surgical trainees, fellows, practitioners, educators, and healthcare providers involved in the management of these patients.
Contents
Evidence-based Medicine and the GRADE Approach -- Clinical Decision Analysis -- Decision Making from the Surgeon's Perspective -- Decision Making from the Patient's Perspective -- Surgery Versus Active Surveillance for Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma -- Prospective Screening Protocol for FNMTC Family Members: Ultrasound Versus Physical Examination -- Operative Management Versus Observation for Thyroid Nodules Larger than 4 cm with Benign Cytology -- Lobectomy Versus Total Thyroidectomy for Follicular Microcarcinomas -- Initial Total Thyroidectomy Versus Lobectomy with Intraoperative Frozen Section for Thyroid Nodules that are "Suspicious for PTC" -- Primary Repair Versus No Repair for Transected Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve -- Surgery Versus Observation for Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma -- First-line Therapy for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer: Operation Versus Medical Management -- Same-Day Versus Overnight Inpatient Surgery for Total Thyroidectomy -- Prophylactic Versus Selective Central Neck Dissection in Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Cancer -- Subtotal Parathyroidectomy Versus Total Parathyroidectomy with Autotransplantation for Patients with MEN-1 and Primary Hyperparathyroidism -- Four-Gland Exploration versus 4D Computed Tomography in Patients with Nonlocalized Primary Hyperparathyroidism -- Lymph Node Dissection Versus No Lymph Node Dissection for Parathyroid Cancer -- Early Versus Late Parathyroidectomy for Tertiary (Posttransplant) Hyperparathyroidism -- Observation Versus Surgery for Pregnant Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism -- Four-gland Exploration Versus Focused Parathyroidectomy for Hyperparathyroidism Jaw Tumor Syndrome -- Long-Term Success of Surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Versus Four-Gland Exploration -- The Evidence For and Against Parathyroid Cryopreservation: Should We Continue to Promote Parathyroid Cryopreservation? -- Should Antibiotic Prophylaxis Be Given Prior to Thyroidectomy or Parathyroidectomy? -- The Value of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring in Primary Hyperparathyroidism Cases that are Localized -- Transperitoneal Versus Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy -- Bilateral Adrenalectomy Versus Medical Management for Cushing's Syndrome with Bilateral Adrenal Hyperplasia -- Routine Screening for Primary Hyperaldosteronism in Hypertensive Patients: Yes or No? -- Routine Glucose Monitoring in Postoperative Pheochromocytoma Patients: Yes or No? -- Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Management of Malignant Pheochromocytoma -- Alpha Blocker Versus Calcium Channel Blocker for Pheochromocytoma -- Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Therapy for Recurrent Adrenocortical Carcinoma -- Resection Versus Observation for Adrenal Gland Metastasis -- Routine Versus Selective Adrenal Vein Sampling for Primary Aldosteronism -- Surgery Versus Observation for Asymptomatic Nonfunctioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors -- Routine Lymph Node Dissection Versus Duodenal Inspection Alone for the Treatment of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Patients with Hypergastrinemia -- Resection Versus Chemotherapy for Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas -- Observation Versus Surgery for Nonlocalized Insulinoma. .
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Diseases in the Elderly : Age-Related Changes and Pathophysiology

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Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. Unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. This book includes multiple-choice questi…
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Nagaratnam, Nages
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Nagaratnam, Kujan
Cheuk, Gary
Responsibility
Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 396 p. : 41 illus., 11 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319257877
9783319257853 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. Unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. This book includes multiple-choice questions that reinforce the concepts that are most vital to understanding and treating geriatric patients, making it an outstanding resource on its own or as a companion to larger geriatric texts. Diseases in the Elderly is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, medical students, primary care physicians, hospital doctors, geriatric nurses, and all other medical professionals treating and diagnosing diseases in elderly patients.
Contents
Cardiovascular and related disorders in the elderly -- Respiratory diseases in the elderly -- Gastrointestinal system -- Disorders of the hepato-biliary system in the elderly -- Blood disorders in the elderly -- Renal disease and lower urinary tract disorders in the elderly -- Neurological disorders and related problems in the elderly -- Skin disorders in the elderly -- Endocrine disorders -- Metabolic bone disorders in the elderly -- Electrolyte disturbances and disorders of mineral metabolism in the elderly -- Musculoskeletal system -- Arthritis in the elderly -- Organic disorders of the brain -- Psychiatry of older adults -- Low and loss of vision in the elderly -- Ear-related problems in the elderly -- Oral issues and related disorders in the elderly -- Connective tissue disorders and vasculitis in the elderly.
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Fundamentals of sleep medicine

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Richard B. Berry. --Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders , c2012.
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Written by Richard Berry, MD, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a brand-new multimedia resource that provides a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. Get everything you need to know about the evaluation and management of sleep disorders, including the interpretation of sleep scans and the use of the newly overhauled AASM scoring criteria. Coverage of physiology is limited to what is necessary for clinical decision making. Reference is a snap due to the boo…
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Responsibility
Richard B. Berry
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 661 p.)
ISBN
9781455711239 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Sleep - physiology
Sleep Wake Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep disorders
Sleep - Physiological aspects
Sleep - physiology
Sleep Disorders
Abstract
Written by Richard Berry, MD, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a brand-new multimedia resource that provides a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. Get everything you need to know about the evaluation and management of sleep disorders, including the interpretation of sleep scans and the use of the newly overhauled AASM scoring criteria. Coverage of physiology is limited to what is necessary for clinical decision making. Reference is a snap due to the book's logical, user-friendly format and online features which include the full text and illustrations, numerous video clips, selected case studies, and Spend less time searching thanks to a more clinically focused, user-friendly format that concentrates on the "fundamentals" of sleep medicine. Zero in on the practical, "hands-on" information you need, including how to interpret sleep scans. Access the full contents online at expertconsult.com plus additional illustrations, numerous video clips (parasomnias, leg kicks, and more), case studies, and enhanced sleep tracings (showing detailed sleep pattern alterations). Benefit from the author's 25 years of clinical experience taking care of patients with sleep disorders. Dr. Berry was awarded the 2010 AASM Excellence in Education award and is an experienced educator in the field of sleep medicine. Get clear, visual guidance on the new AASM scoring criteria, for which Dr. Berry served on the committee and provided all illustrations used.
Contents
1 Sleep Stages and Basic Sleep Monitoring -- 2 Technology of Sleep Monitoring -- 3 Scoring Sleep Stages and Arousals in Adults -- 4 Biocalibration, Artifacts, and Common Variants of Sleep -- 5 Scoring Sleep stages and Arousals in Children -- 6 Sleep Architecture Parameters and Normative Data -- 7 Monitoring Respiration -- Technology and Techniques -- 8 Monitoring Respiration -- Event Definitions and Examples -- 9 Cardiac Monitoring and Scoring Rules -- 10 Monitoring of Sleep Related Movements -- 11 Portable monitoring, Actigraphy, Sleep Diary, pH Monitoring -- 12 MSLT and MWT -- 13 Case Studies in use of the MSLT -- 14 Evaluation of the Sleepy Patient -- 15 Sleep and Respiratory physiology -- 16 Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults -- 17 PAP treatment of OSA -- 18 Non-PAP treatment of OSA -- 19 Central Sleep Apnea -- 20 Complex Sleep Apnea and Hypoventilation Syndromes -- 21 Sleep and Chronic Lung Disease -- 22 Neurobiology of Sleep -- 23 Hypersomnias of Central Origin -- 24 Sleep Related Movement Disorders -- 25 Evaluation of the Patient with Insomnia -- 26 Insomnias -- 27 Behavioral Sleep Disorders of Children -- 28 Circadian Rhythm Physiology -- 29 Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders -- 30 Clinical EEG and video EEG -- 31 Parasomnias -- 32 Care Studies in Parasomnias -- 33 Sleep Related Epilepsy -- 34 Sleep and Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders -- 35 Sleep and GI physiology and associated Disorders -- 36 Sleep and Endocrine physiology -- 37 Sleep and Medical Conditions -- 38 Sleep and Neurological Conditions -- 39 Glossary.
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IWK. Pharmacy. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1207
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Furosemide acts on the kidneys to remove extra water from the body (a diuretic). This causes frequent peeing or a larger volume of pee.
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IWK. Pharmacy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diuretics
Furosemide
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Subjects (LCSH)
Diuretics
Abstract
Furosemide acts on the kidneys to remove extra water from the body (a diuretic). This causes frequent peeing or a larger volume of pee.
Responsibility
IWK NICU Pharmacy Team, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1207
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Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health : The Next Wave of Migration

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45255
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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Author
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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e-Book
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