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3D Automated Breast Volume Sonography : A Practical Guide

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Veronika Gazhonova. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book introduces an exciting new method for breast ultrasound diagnostics: automated whole-breast volume scanning (3D ABVS). Scanning technique is described in detail, with guidance on scanning positions and protocols. Imaging findings are then illustrated and discussed for normal breast variants, the different forms of breast cancer, fibroadenomas, cystic disease, benign and malignant male breast disorders, mastitis, breast implants, and postoperative breast scars. In order to aid apprecia…
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Gazhonova, Veronika
Responsibility
Veronika Gazhonova
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 122 pages) : 96 illus., 93 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319419718
9783319419701 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Breast - diagnostic imaging
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography - methods
Imaging, three-dimensional - methods
Ultrasonography, Mammary - methods
Abstract
This book introduces an exciting new method for breast ultrasound diagnostics: automated whole-breast volume scanning (3D ABVS). Scanning technique is described in detail, with guidance on scanning positions and protocols. Imaging findings are then illustrated and discussed for normal breast variants, the different forms of breast cancer, fibroadenomas, cystic disease, benign and malignant male breast disorders, mastitis, breast implants, and postoperative breast scars. In order to aid appreciation of the benefits of 3D ABVS, comparisons with findings on X-ray mammography and conventional 2D hand-held US are presented. Readers will be especially impressed by the convincing demonstration of the advantages of the new method for diagnosis of breast cancer in women with dense glandular tissue. In enabling readers to learn how to perform and interpret 3D ABVS, this book will be of great value for all who are embarking on its use. It will also serve as a welcome reference for radiologists, oncologists, and ultrasonographers who already have some familiarity with the technique.
Contents
1. The History of ABVS -- 2. Current Status of ABVS -- 3. 3D ABVS Technique on ACUSON S2000 ABVS -- 4. Clinical Application of ABVS for Breast Studies -- 5. Limitations of ABVS Technique -- 6. Conclusion.
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ABC of sleep medicine

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Paul Reading. --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell , 2013.
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Reading, Paul
Responsibility
Paul Reading
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 58 p.)
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781118523322
Subjects (MeSH)
Sleep disorders - pathology
Sleep - physiology
Contents
Normal versus abnormal sleep -- Diagnosing sleep disorders -- Excessive daytime sleepiness -- Sleep apnoea syndrome -- Insomnia -- Secondary (co-morbid) insomnia -- The parasomnias -- Sleep disorders in children -- Sleep in neurodegenerative disease -- Sleep in psychiatric disease -- Drugs used in sleep medicine.
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Abdominal aneurysm

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
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An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal aneurysm
Abdominal aorta
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
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Prepared by Dr. C.K. You, MD, F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S., Dept. of Surgery, Dalhousie University; revised by Bonnie Heckel, CNS, Vascular Surgery, QEII, Halifax
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Abdominal Imaging

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Bernd Hamm, Pablo R. Ros, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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In this book a team of leading experts come together to provide a comprehensive overview of modern imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, with detailed sections on both gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging. Each chapter has an identical structure and focuses on a particular organ or organ system, allowing the reader to approach the field one topic at a time. Indications for a variety of imaging techniques and examination protocols are clearly described, and the imaging features of normal anat…
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Hamm, Bernd
Ros, Pablo R
Responsibility
Bernd Hamm, Pablo R. Ros, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (lii, 2316 p. : 2233 illus., 540 illus. in color. eReference
ISBN
9783642133275
9783642133268 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdomen - diagnostic imaging
Pelvis - diagnostic imaging
Radiography, Abdominal
Abstract
In this book a team of leading experts come together to provide a comprehensive overview of modern imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, with detailed sections on both gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging. Each chapter has an identical structure and focuses on a particular organ or organ system, allowing the reader to approach the field one topic at a time. Indications for a variety of imaging techniques and examination protocols are clearly described, and the imaging features of normal anatomy and pathologic entities are depicted in an abundance of high-quality images. Care is taken to consider all recent technical developments and new indications, and the diagnostic performance of different imaging modalities is carefully compared. It is anticipated that this book will come to be regarded as the standard work of reference on abdominal and pelvic radiology.
Contents
Vol. 1. I. Pharynx and esophagus -- II. Stomach, Duodenum -- III. Small Bowel Excluding Duodenum -- Vol. 2. IV. Colon and rectum -- V. Liver -- VI. Biliary Diseases -- Vol. 3. VII. Pancreas -- VIII. Spleen -- IX. Mesentery, Omentum, Peritoneum, Abdominal Wall -- X. Retroperitoneum -- XI. Kidney and renal pelvis -- XII. Prostate -- Vol. 4. XIII. Scrotum and penis -- XIV. Ureter and urethra -- XV. Ovary and adnexa -- XVI. Uterus -- XVII. Vagina and vulva -- XVIII. Pregnancy.
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Abdominal ultrasound for surgeons

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Ellen J. Hagopian, Junji Machi, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Abdominal Ultrasound for Surgeons provides a comprehensive guide to the use of ultrasonography in surgical practice of abdominal diseases. The content is divided into three major sections focusing on basic principles of ultrasound, ultrasound anatomy and pathology of the abdomen, and employment of ultrasound of the abdomen in surgical practice. A final section is dedicated to the logistics of incorporating ultrasound into a surgical practice. The first section provides an introduction to the pr…
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Hagopian, Ellen J.
Machi, Junji
Responsibility
Ellen J. Hagopian, Junji Machi, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 311 pages)
ISBN
9781461495994 (electronic bk.)
9781461495987
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdomen - surgery
Abdomen - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Operative ultrasonography
Abdomen - Ultrasonic imaging
Abdomen - Surgery
Médecine
Abstract
Abdominal Ultrasound for Surgeons provides a comprehensive guide to the use of ultrasonography in surgical practice of abdominal diseases. The content is divided into three major sections focusing on basic principles of ultrasound, ultrasound anatomy and pathology of the abdomen, and employment of ultrasound of the abdomen in surgical practice. A final section is dedicated to the logistics of incorporating ultrasound into a surgical practice. The first section provides an introduction to the principles of ultrasonography focusing on ultrasound physics, equipment, and instrumentation. A detailed approach to the various scanning methods and image interpretation is demonstrated with illustrations, images, and video. The second section focuses on ultrasound anatomy of the abdomen. Each chapter demonstrates the normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of specific abdominal organ or organ systems (abdominal wall, liver, pancreas, biliary, stomach, anorectum, retroperitoneum, vascular) with illustrations and images. The current status and technique of endoscopic ultrasound of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracks is addressed in this section. The third section provides a state-of-the-art review of the status of each major application of abdominal ultrasound in surgery. Topics range from trauma ultrasound and laparoscopic staging to techniques in ultrasound guidance and three-dimensional targeting. This section provides a comprehensive review of the employment of interventional, intraoperative, laparoscopic, transabdominal and endoscopic ultrasound. The fourth and last section addresses the practice aspects of incorporation of ultrasound into a surgical practice.
Contents
Part I. The Basics -- Introduction: The Importance of Ultrasound in a Surgical Practice -- Physical Principles of Ultrasound -- Instrumentation in Ultrasound -- Scanning Techniques in Transabdominal and Intraoperative/Laparoscopic Ultrasound -- Imaging Characteristics and Artifacts -- Part II. Anatomy, Application, and Intervention: Transabdominal, Intraoperative, Laparoscopic -- Abdominal Wall Anatomy, Pathology, and Intervention -- Percutaneous Ultrasound Guidance Techniques and Procedures -- Trauma Ultrasound -- Abdominal/Retroperitoneal Vascular Ultrasound -- Laparoscopic Ultrasound in Staging of GI Malignancies -- Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract -- Intraoperative and Laparoscopic Ultrasound During Pancreatic Surgery -- Intraoperative Ultrasound During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy -- Intraoperative Ultrasound During Biliary Tract Surgery -- Intraoperative and Laparoscopic Ultrasound During Liver Surgery -- Techniques in Laparoscopic and Intraoperative Ultrasound Guidance -- Ultrasound Techniques for Liver Tumor Ablation -- Computer-Assisted Navigation for Ultrasound "3-D Ultrasound" -- Endoluminal Ultrasound: Anatomy, Technique, and Intervention of the Anorectum -- Part III. Ultrasound in Surgical Practice -- Getting Started -- Abdominal Ultrasound: Credentialing and Certification -- Coding and Billing for Ultrasound Examinations -- Future Perspective in Abdominal Ultrasound.
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Abeta Peptide and Alzheimer's Disease : Celebrating a Century of Research

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Colin J. Barrow and David H. Small (eds.). --London: Springer , c2007.
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Abeta Peptide and Alzheimer's Disease summarizes current knowledge of beta-amyloid peptide (Aß) and its role as the major culprit in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), shown by recent advances in genetics and brain biochemistry. Written by leaders in the industrial and academic world specializing in this rapidly moving area, the book covers fundamental biochemical studies on the Aß peptide, the genetic impact on Aß expression and processing, and various AD therapeutic strategies that target Aß. Although…
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Barrow, Colin J
Small, David H
Responsibility
Colin J. Barrow and David H. Small (eds.)
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 298 p.)
ISBN
9781846284403
9781852339616 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alzheimer Disease - etiology
Alzheimer Disease - metabolism
Amyloid beta-Peptides - metabolism
Abstract
Abeta Peptide and Alzheimer's Disease summarizes current knowledge of beta-amyloid peptide (Aß) and its role as the major culprit in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), shown by recent advances in genetics and brain biochemistry. Written by leaders in the industrial and academic world specializing in this rapidly moving area, the book covers fundamental biochemical studies on the Aß peptide, the genetic impact on Aß expression and processing, and various AD therapeutic strategies that target Aß. Although specifically focusing on Aß and AD, there is also some discussion on the similarity and differences of this peptide and AD with other amyloidogenic diseases, such as prion disease, Parkinson's and Huntington's. This book will primarily be of interest to AD researchers and clinicians but also to researchers of other amyloid diseases.
Contents
A Brief Introduction to the History of the ß-Amyloid Protein (Aß) of Alzheimer’s Disease -- The Aßcentric Pathway of Alzheimer's Disease -- The Function of the Amyloid Precursor Protein Family -- The Involvement of Aß in the Neuroinflammatory Response -- Amyloid ß-Peptide(1-42), Oxidative Stress, and Alzheimer's Disease -- Amyloid Toxicity, Synaptic Dysfunction, and the Biochemistry of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease -- Aß Variants and Their Impact on Amyloid Formation and Alzheimer's Disease Progression -- Copper Coordination by ß-Amyloid and the Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease -- Cholesterol and Alzheimer's Disease -- Amyloid ß-Peptide and Central Cholinergic Neurons: Involvement in Normal Brain Function and Alzheimer's Disease Pathology -- Physiologic and Neurotoxic Properties of Aß Peptides -- Impact of ß-Amyloid on the Tau Pathology in Tau Transgenic Mouse and Tissue Culture Models -- Glial Cells and Aß Peptides in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis -- The Role of Presenilins in Aß-Induced Cell Death in Alzheimer's Disease -- Immunotherapeutic Approaches to Alzheimer's Disease -- Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease.
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Accident & emergency radiology : a survival guide

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editors Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman, Simon Morley. (3rd ed.) --Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier , c2015.
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Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?" Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any give…
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Raby, Nigel
Berman, Laurence
Morley, Simon
Responsibility
editors Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman, Simon Morley
Edition
3rd ed.
Alternate Title
Accident and emergency radiology
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, UK
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780702042324
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidents
Emergencies
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiology, Medical
Emergency medicine
Diagnosis, Radioscopic - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Medical emergencies - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Diagnostic Imaging - Handbooks
Emergencies - Handbooks
Radiography - Handbooks
Abstract
Since it was first published, Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide has become the classic in-my-pocket-reference and an indispensable aid to all those who work in the Emergency Department. The core and substantial value lies in the step-by-step analytical approaches which help you to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but . . . how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?" Ensure accuracy in reading and interpretation of any given image. Common sources of error and diagnostic difficulty are highlighted. Prevent mistakes. Pitfalls and associated abnormalities are emphasized throughout. Avoid misdiagnoses. Normal anatomy is outlined alongside schemes for detecting variants of the norm. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points. Will provide a useful overview of the most important features in diagnosis and interpretation.Easily grasp difficult anatomical concepts. Radiographs accompanied by clear, explanatory line-drawings.
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Key principles -- Particular paediatric points -- Paediatric skull-suspected NAI -- Adult skull -- Face -- Shoulder -- Paediatric elbow -- Adult elbow -- Wrist & distal forearm -- Hand & fingers -- Cervical spine -- Thoracic & lumbar spine -- Pelvis -- Hip & proximal femur -- Knee -- Ankle & hindfoot -- Midfoot & forefoot -- Chest -- Abdominal pain & abdominal trauma -- Penetrating foreign bodies -- Swallowed foreign bodies -- Test yourself -- Test Yourself-answers.
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Accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) : les stades initiaux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
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Le présent livret vous aidera à connaître les membres de votre équipe de soins aux victimes d’accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) aigu. Vous découvrirez aussi à quoi vous attendre durant votre séjour à l’établissement Halifax Infirmary. Le livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé. Vous trouverez à la fin du livret une section pour…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Le présent livret vous aidera à connaître les membres de votre équipe de soins aux victimes d’accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) aigu. Vous découvrirez aussi à quoi vous attendre durant votre séjour à l’établissement Halifax Infirmary. Le livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé. Vous trouverez à la fin du livret une section pour écrire vos questions et indiquer les tests que vous avez passés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Stroke: The Early Stages" pamphlet 0729. This booklet will help you get to know members of your Acute Stroke Team. You will also learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This booklet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the booklet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had.
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Prepared by: QEII Acute Stroke Team
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The ACL Handbook : Knee Biology, Mechanics, and Treatment

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Martha M. Murray, Patrick Vavken, Braden C. Fleming, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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ACL injuries affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year. Treatment is far from perfect, and physicians and patients face challenges such as high failure rates in adolescent athletes and the inability to slow the accelerated progression of arthritis after an ACL rupture, for example. The ACL Handbook takes a complete view of ACL injuries and treatments, discussing: Normal ACL and knee mechanics; The body's response to ACL injury; Development of new treatment methods. Ideal for…
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Murray, Martha M
Vavken, Patrick
Fleming, Braden C
Responsibility
Martha M. Murray, Patrick Vavken, Braden C. Fleming, editors
Alternate Title
Anterior cruciate ligament handbook
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 317 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461407607
9781461407591 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament - injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - methods
Models, Biological
Tissue Engineering
Wound Healing - physiology
Abstract
ACL injuries affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year. Treatment is far from perfect, and physicians and patients face challenges such as high failure rates in adolescent athletes and the inability to slow the accelerated progression of arthritis after an ACL rupture, for example. The ACL Handbook takes a complete view of ACL injuries and treatments, discussing: Normal ACL and knee mechanics; The body's response to ACL injury; Development of new treatment methods. Ideal for orthopedists, sports medicine physicians, and physical therapists, The ACL Handbook is a unique resource for information on the basic and applied science of ACL injury, repair, and the future of treatment.
Contents
Part I. ACL Injury: The Clinical Problem -- ACL Injury Epidemiology -- History of ACL Treatment and Current Gold Standard of Care -- ACL Clinical Outcomes -- ACL Treatment in the Skeletally Immature Patient -- Part II. ACL Injury: The Biologic Problem -- The Biology of the Normal ACL -- The Role of Inflammation and Blood Cells in Wound Healing -- The ACL Response to Injury -- The Biology of Impaired Healing of Joint Issues -- Part III. Translational Medicine: In Vitro and In Vivo Models -- Translational Medicine -- In Vitro Models of ACL Injury -- In Vivo Models of ACL Injury (Central Defect, Porcine, Ovine, Canine) -- Tissue Engineering of Ligaments and Tendons -- Outcome Assessment for ACL Tissue Engineering -- Part IV. Stimulating Healing of the ACL Using Tissue Engineering -- Scaffolds and Biologic Additives for ACL Surgery -- Use of Biologics to Treat Partial ACL Tears -- Can We Get a Complete ACL Tear to Heal? -- The Effects of Platelets and Their Concentration on ACL Healing -- The Effects of WBCs and RBCs on Ligament Healing -- Safety of the Bioenhanced Repair -- Re-Innervation and Revascularization in Engineered ACL Healing -- Bio-enhancement of ACL Graft Healing -- The Effects of Age and Skeletal Maturity on Healing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
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Acute Cholecystitis

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Soumitra R. Eachempati, R. Lawrence Reed, II, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This text covers all aspects of the current diagnosis and treatment of acute cholecystitis. Different diagnostic tests are discussed as well as the preoperative evaluation needed to initiate treatment. Other sections include the management of acute cholecystitis in the critically ill and elderly patients, recent advances in operative strategies that have further altered the treatment of acute cholecystitis, and the utilization of routine intraoperative cholangiography and its relative merits. P…
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Eachempati, Soumitra R
Reed, II, R. Lawrence
Responsibility
Soumitra R. Eachempati, R. Lawrence Reed, II, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 225 p. : 81 illus., 25 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319148243
9783319148236 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cholecystitis, Acute
Abstract
This text covers all aspects of the current diagnosis and treatment of acute cholecystitis. Different diagnostic tests are discussed as well as the preoperative evaluation needed to initiate treatment. Other sections include the management of acute cholecystitis in the critically ill and elderly patients, recent advances in operative strategies that have further altered the treatment of acute cholecystitis, and the utilization of routine intraoperative cholangiography and its relative merits. Primarily intended for general surgeons and residents training in general surgery, Acute Cholecystitis will also serve as a comprehensive reference material for other health care providers, including primary care providers, mid-level nurse practitioners, emergency room physicians and medical students.
Contents
1 History of Medical and Surgical Management of Acute Cholecystitis -- 2 Normal Biliary Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Gallstones -- 3 The Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis -- 4 The Use of Imaging in Gallbladder Disease -- 5 The Use of Routine and Selective Intraoperative Cholangiography -- 6 Management of Asymptomatic Gallstones -- 7 Surgical Management of Acute Cholecystitis -- 8 Robotic Cholecystectomy -- 9 Infectious Considerations in Complicated Acute Cholecystitis -- 10 Gallstone Pancreatitis -- 11 Management of Cholecystitis in High-Risk Patients -- 12 Damage Control Techniques in Acute Cholecystitis -- 13 Indications for and Considerations Surrounding Interval Cholecystectomy -- 14 Management of Choledocholithiasis -- 15 Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis -- 16 Management of Gallstones in the Pediatric Patient -- 17 Gallbladder Cancer Presenting as Acute Cholecystitis.
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Acute Heart Failure : Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice

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Wolfgang Krüger. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This new and revised edition of this definitive text on this topic provides extensive comprehensive guidance on the management of acute heart failure, the potentially life-threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can save lives. It presents the latest research and studies and combines this latest understanding of the pathophysiology with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using a thoroughly evidence-based approach. Always keeping the underlying pathophysiology at the forefr…
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Krüger, Wolfgang
Responsibility
Wolfgang Krüger
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 406 pages) : 34 illus., 19 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319549736
9783319549712 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - physiopathology
Abstract
This new and revised edition of this definitive text on this topic provides extensive comprehensive guidance on the management of acute heart failure, the potentially life-threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can save lives. It presents the latest research and studies and combines this latest understanding of the pathophysiology with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using a thoroughly evidence-based approach. Always keeping the underlying pathophysiology at the forefront of the discussion, Acute Heart Failure encourages readers to understand the underlying pathogenesis and pathobiology of the acute situation and how to direct management in order to address the abnormal physiology. This revision to a seminal text includes new and substantial insights gained over the last few years and represents a valuable source to any practitioner who treats patients with acute heart failure who wants a comprehensive and deeper understanding of the condition, as well as expanding their capacities for an individualized approach to each patient.
Contents
1. Cardiac physiology of acute heart failure syndromes -- 2. Acute heart failure syndromes -- 3. Cardiogenic shock -- 4. Acute right heart failure -- 5. Heart failure with normal left ventricular ejection fraction (HFNEF) -- 6. Pulmonary hypertension in left heart disease -- 7. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS).
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Acute Side Effects of Radiation Therapy : A Guide to Management

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Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine. The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity…
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Sourati, Ainaz
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Ameri, Ahmad
Malekzadeh, Mona
Responsibility
Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 217 pages) : 13 illus., 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319559506
9783319559490 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Physics
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Abstract
This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine. The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy has reduced normal tissue doses and, accordingly, treatment complications. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of patients still experience acute side effects, in part because the threshold doses for these toxicities are typically lower than those for late effects. Acute toxicities may lead to interruption of treatment and be associated with an increase in late damage. A swift and effective response is therefore essential. This book will enable the reader to provide effective care for each side effect, thereby improving patient compliance with treatment and treatment outcomes.
Contents
1. Radiation Dermatitis -- 2. Hair Loss -- 3. Radiation Brain Injury -- 4. Radiation Orbital Toxicity -- 5. Ear Toxicity -- 6. Oral Mucositis -- 7. Xerostomia -- 8. Loss of Taste -- 10. Radiation Pneumonitis -- 11. Pericarditis -- 12. Esophagitis -- 13. Radiation Gastritis -- 14. Radiation-Induced Liver Disease -- 15. Enteritis -- 16. Radiation Cystitis -- 17. Radiation Proctitis -- 18. Fatigue -- 19. Hematological Side Effects -- 20. Radiation-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (RINV).
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Adipocytokines, Energy Balance, and Cancer

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Ofer Reizes, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Adipocytokines provide the circuitry by which adipose tissue communicates among its component cells which include adipocytes, stromal cells, immune cells and vascular elements, with adipose tissue depots in other locations throughout the body and with other tissues in order to regulate physiologic processes of energy intake, utilization, and distribution. Since disturbances, both qualitative and quantitative, in adipocytokine function contribute significantly to many of the comorbidities associ…
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Reizes, Ofer
Berger, Nathan A
Responsibility
Ofer Reizes, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 302 pages) : 19 illus., 16 illus. in color
Series Vol.
12
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319416779
9783319416755 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2622
Subjects (MeSH)
Adipokines
Energy metabolism - physiology
Neoplasms - etiology
Neoplasms - metabolism
Obesity - complications
Abstract
Adipocytokines provide the circuitry by which adipose tissue communicates among its component cells which include adipocytes, stromal cells, immune cells and vascular elements, with adipose tissue depots in other locations throughout the body and with other tissues in order to regulate physiologic processes of energy intake, utilization, and distribution. Since disturbances, both qualitative and quantitative, in adipocytokine function contribute significantly to many of the comorbidities associated with obesity, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, this volume, which discusses most of the major adipocytokines independently and collectively and their roles in normal and pathologic processes, should be useful to all individuals seeking a deeper understanding of these processes. Moreover, it provides a valuable complement to the series on Energy Balance and Cancer, in which each volume is focused on a specific aspect of this process, which now constitutes an expanding problem as the obesity pandemic continues and more of the population reaches the age where cancer is most prevalent. This volume should provide a valuable resource to all clinicians and scientists engaged in caring for susceptible patients and in exploring the relation between energy balance and cancer as well as an important platform to providing the background for research development.
Contents
Preface -- 1. Adipocytes, Adipocytokines, and Cancer -- 2. Adiponectin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 3. Leptin in Cancer; Epidemiology and Mechanisms -- 4. Leptin Signaling Pathways as Therapeutic Targets in Cancer -- 5. Retinol Binding Protein 4: Role in Diabetes and Cancer -- 6. Visfatin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 7. Apelin and Cancer -- 8. Novel Adipocytokines: Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1, Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1, Chemerin -- 9. Resistin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 10. CRP Role in Cancer -- 11. GI Peptides, Energy Balance and Cancer -- Index.
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Adolescent identity treatment : an integrative approach for personality pathology

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Pamela A. Foelsch...[and 5 more]. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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Adolescent Identity Treatment: An Integrative Approach for Personality Pathology is a groundbreaking title that provides general and specific clinical strategies to help adolescents who lack an integrated identity. The authors have developed a treatment based on the integration of object relations theory, family systems, attachment, developmental neurobiology and cognitive behavioral approaches that focuses on clearing blockages to normal identity development and adaptive functioning. While mos…
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Foelsch, Pamela A
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Pamela A. Foelsch...[and 5 more]
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 166 pages)
ISBN
9783319068688 (electronic bk.)
9783319068671
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Relations
Personality Disorders - therapy
Professional-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Personality disorders in adolescence
Identity (Psychology) in adolescence
Behavioral Therapy
Psychiatry
Psychotherapy
Clinical Psychology
Abstract
Adolescent Identity Treatment: An Integrative Approach for Personality Pathology is a groundbreaking title that provides general and specific clinical strategies to help adolescents who lack an integrated identity. The authors have developed a treatment based on the integration of object relations theory, family systems, attachment, developmental neurobiology and cognitive behavioral approaches that focuses on clearing blockages to normal identity development and adaptive functioning. While most adolescents build satisfying interpersonal relationships, are successful in school and work, and begin romantic relationships, there is a minority of adolescents who do not succeed in this and are at a high risk of developing problems in school, work, and relationships, problems with affect regulation as well as engaging in a wide range of self-destructive behaviors. In addition to a description of the disorder and assessment, this manual offers extensive clinical examples and concrete interventions, with phase-specific treatment components, including a clear treatment frame, psychoeducation, environmental interventions (with a "Home Plan" that addresses self-care behaviors, responsibilities and improved boundaries that fosters the development of better relationships between the adolescent and family), and parenting strategies, all in the service of creating a space for the individual work with the adolescent.
Contents
Introduction -- Description of the Disorder -- Theoretical Models and Rationale -- Diagnosis and Treatment Indications -- Treatment -- Adolescent Identity Treatment (AIT) Case Illustration -- Efficacy -- Training and Supervision.
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Advanced Glaucoma Surgery

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Ahmad A. Aref, Rohit Varma, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This text provides expert instruction on the techniques currently employed for the surgical treatment of glaucomatous disease, covering both the host of novel microinvasive devices for treatment of milder stages and the refined strategies that enhance success rates in patients with advanced disease. The critical steps in each procedure are clearly described with the aid of many high-quality illustrations and surgical videos. Pearls and pitfalls of the various techniques are highlighted, and hel…
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Aref, Ahmad A
Varma, Rohit
Responsibility
Ahmad A. Aref, Rohit Varma, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 138 p. : 50 illus., 38 illus. in color)
Series Title
Essentials in ophthalmology
ISBN
9783319180601
9783319180595 (print ed.)
ISSN
1612-3212
Subjects (MeSH)
Filtering Surgery - methods
Glaucoma Drainage Implants
Glaucoma - surgery
Abstract
This text provides expert instruction on the techniques currently employed for the surgical treatment of glaucomatous disease, covering both the host of novel microinvasive devices for treatment of milder stages and the refined strategies that enhance success rates in patients with advanced disease. The critical steps in each procedure are clearly described with the aid of many high-quality illustrations and surgical videos. Pearls and pitfalls of the various techniques are highlighted, and helpful information is provided on indications, preoperative considerations, potential intra- and postoperative complications, and strategies for reducing the incidence of such adverse events. Each treatment method is addressed in a dedicated stand-alone chapter, ensuring ease of reference for the practitioner during surgical planning. The field of ophthalmology has advanced rapidly, with innovative technologies and techniques now enabling diseases, including glaucoma, to be treated successfully at any stage of the severity spectrum. Readers will find this book, written by internationally recognized experts in the field, to be an exceptional source of up-to-date information on advanced glaucoma surgical techniques and their application.
Contents
1 Advanced Glaucoma Surgery: An Overview -- 2 Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent for the Treatment of Co-existent Cataract and Mild Open-Angle Glaucomas -- 3 Trabectome-Mediated Ab Interno Trabeculectomy for Secondary Glaucoma or as a Secondary Procedure -- 4 Lens Extraction in Angle Closure Glaucoma -- 5 Gonioscopy Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT) for the Treatment of Adult and Developmental Glaucomas -- 6 Ab-Interno Subconjunctival Glaucoma Implant for Advanced Open-Angle Glaucomas -- 7 Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery -- 8 Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation in the Treatment of Plateau Iris and Angle Closure Glaucomas -- 9 Ex-PRESS Miniature Glaucoma Shunt for the Treatment of Uveitic Glaucomas -- 10 Surgical Management of Normal Tension Glaucoma -- 11 Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery Combined with Pars Plana Vitrectomy and KPro Implantation -- 12 The Modified Schocket Procedure -- 13 Ab-interno Bleb Needling -- 14 Drainage of Choroidal Effusions -- 15 Surgical Management of Malignant Glaucoma.
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Advanced practice psychiatric nursing : integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary and alternative approaches

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Kathleen R. Tusaie, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, editors. --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2013.
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This groundbreaking core text fills a void in nursing literature by integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches into advanced practice nursing. It is organized around psychiatric "syndromes" rather than DSM diagnoses, so it will remain current even after the publication of the DSM-5 . The book provides clear and relevant treatment options in the form of decision trees with additional explanatory narratives. These decision trees enab…
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Tusaie, Kathleen R
Fitzpatrick, Joyce J
Responsibility
Kathleen R. Tusaie, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (556 p.)
ISBN
9780826108715
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Practice Nursing - methods
Psychiatric Nursing - methods
Mental Disorders - nursing
Abstract
This groundbreaking core text fills a void in nursing literature by integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches into advanced practice nursing. It is organized around psychiatric "syndromes" rather than DSM diagnoses, so it will remain current even after the publication of the DSM-5 . The book provides clear and relevant treatment options in the form of decision trees with additional explanatory narratives. These decision trees enable practitioners to distinguish "normal" patients from those who require more customized therapeutic.
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Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound

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Mira Milas, Susan J. Mandel, Jill E. Langer, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This textbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of ultrasound in thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and will serve as a valuable resource for all clinicians and allied healthcare providers who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in sonography. Although a novice sonographer will be able to understand all of the topics, these are presented from a vantage point of complex decision-making encountered in real clinical scenarios. The sections are organized according to a logical…
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Milas, Mira
Mandel, Susan J
Langer, Jill E
Responsibility
Mira Milas, Susan J. Mandel, Jill E. Langer, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 468 pages) : 528 illus., 381 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319441009
9783319440989 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Parathyroid Glands - diagnostic imaging
Thyroid Gland - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Abstract
This textbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of ultrasound in thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and will serve as a valuable resource for all clinicians and allied healthcare providers who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in sonography. Although a novice sonographer will be able to understand all of the topics, these are presented from a vantage point of complex decision-making encountered in real clinical scenarios. The sections are organized according to a logical structure covering benign and malignant thyroid conditions, parathyroid disease, and ultrasound technology, ultrasound-guided interventions, and innovations. The style of the chapters provide practical, actionable information that is richly illustrated with figures and links to video cine-clips, as these form the real-time advantage of ultrasound compared to other imaging modalities. Since thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound is now mainly clinician-performed, the chapter topics aim to show how different specialists uniquely apply ultrasound in given clinical scenarios. The text illustrates the optimal incorporation of current practice guidelines, as this remains varied and inconsistent among clinicians. The content is written by invited experts who perform ultrasound in their daily clinical practices and participate in teaching ultrasound nationally and internationally. It conveys the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information in an interactive and visual format. Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound fills a gap in currently available resources by serving as a single resource unifying information relevant to multiple specialists interested in advanced thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound. It provides a practical, concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management.
Contents
Selection and Set-up of Ultrasound in Point-of-Care Medical Practice -- Principles of Ultrasound Relevant for Advanced Sonographers -- Understanding Knobology and Optimal Settings for Clinician-Performed Ultrasound -- The Use of Vascular Ultrasound and Doppler Settings in Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases -- 3D Ultrasound -- Elastography: Applications and Limitations of New Technology -- Anatomy: Normal Landmarks for Conducting Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound -- Pattern Recognition for Cancer Risk-Stratification in Ultrasound of Thyroid Nodules -- Pattern Recognition: Multinodular Goiter -- Pattern Recognition: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Pattern Recognition: Graves' Disease -- Ultrasound Imaging of Embryological Variants and Anomalies of the Thyroid -- Artifacts and Eponyms in Thyroid Ultrasound -- Features of Malignancy in Thyroid Nodules -- Pattern Recognition: Calcifications and Hyperechoic Foci -- Sonographic Features and Management of Cervical Nodal Metastasis -- Evaluation of the Central Neck: Why, When, How -- Evaluation of the Lateral Cervical Nodal Basins: Why, When, How -- Imaging of the Re-operative or "Empty" Neck -- Anatomic Appearance and Distribution of Abnormal Parathyroid Glands -- Ultrasound as a Localization Technique in Primary Hyperparathyroidism -- Ultrasound in Scenarios of Multigland Parathyroid Disease -- The Procedure of Ultrasound-guided Percutaneous Biopsy of Thyroid and Parathyroid Lesions -- Thyroid FNA: When to Perform and When to Avoid -- Parathyroid FNA: Indications and Interpretation -- Pearls and Pitfalls of Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration -- Alcohol Ablation of Thyroid and Parathyroid Lesions -- HIFU: High-Frequency Ultrasound Ablation for Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease -- Laryngeal Ultrasound -- The Role of Ultrasound in Determining Eligibility for Remote Access and Robotic Surgery -- Intraoperative Use of Ultrasound in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery -- Pediatric Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound -- Ultrasound for Surgeons: What I learned from Lifetime Practice -- Ultrasound for Endocrinologists: What I learned from Lifetime Practice -- Ultrasound for Radiologists: What I learned from Lifetime Practice -- Ultrasound for Primary Care Practitioners -- Ultrasound as a Component of the Medical School Curriculum -- Innovations on the Horizon for Ultrasound -- Key Components of a Comprehensive Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Report -- Pathways to Ultrasound Certification.
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Advances in DNA repair in cancer therapy

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Lawrence Panasci, Raquel Aloyz, Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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This book deals with the emerging role of various DNA repair proteins and the regulatory elements which are implicated in cancer therapy such as DNA cross-linking agents, radiotherapy and bleomycin. The DNA repair genes discussed include those involved in BRCA/Rad51-related homologous recombinational repair, DNA-PK related nonhomologous endjoining and the nucleotide excision repair gene, ERCC1. Moreover, the role of regulatory genes such as PARP, ATR, telomerase, growth factor receptors and dow…
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Panasci, Lawrence
Aloyz, Raquel
Alaoui-Jamali, Moulay
Responsibility
Lawrence Panasci, Raquel Aloyz, Moulay Alaoui-Jamali, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 312 p. : 35 ill., 25 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
72
Series Title
Cancer drug discovery and development
ISBN
9781461447412
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - therapeutic use
DNA Repair
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Neoplasms - genetics
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Abstract
This book deals with the emerging role of various DNA repair proteins and the regulatory elements which are implicated in cancer therapy such as DNA cross-linking agents, radiotherapy and bleomycin. The DNA repair genes discussed include those involved in BRCA/Rad51-related homologous recombinational repair, DNA-PK related nonhomologous endjoining and the nucleotide excision repair gene, ERCC1. Moreover, the role of regulatory genes such as PARP, ATR, telomerase, growth factor receptors and downstream kinase signalling is examined.
Contents
Repair of DNA interstrand cross-links produced by cancer chemotherapeutic drugs -- DNA-PK, a pharmacological target in cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy -- Growth factor receptor signaling, DNA damage response, and cancer cell susceptibility to chemotherapy and relapses -- Relationship between DNA-repair genes, cellular radiosensitivity, and the response of tumors annd normal tissues to radiotherapy -- Important roles of ERCCI in DNA repair and targeted therapy -- The role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in anticancer drug therepy -- DNA-PK in CLL chemotherapy -- Poly (ADP) ribose polymerase at the interface of DNA damage signaling and DNA repair -- Cellular protection against the antitumor drug bleomycin -- ATR as a therapeutic target -- Telomores, Telomerase, and DNA damage response in cancer therapy -- RAD51 is a key protein of DNA repair and homologous recombination in humans -- Index.
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Advances in Radiation Oncology

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Jeffrey Y.C. Wong, Timothy E. Schultheiss, Eric H. Radany. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book concisely reviews important advances in radiation oncology, providing practicing radiation oncologists with a fundamental understanding of each topic and an appreciation of its significance for the future of radiation oncology. It explores in detail the impact of newer imaging modalities, such as multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and other novel agents, which deliver improved visualization of the phys…
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Wong, Jeffrey Y.C.
Schultheiss, Timothy E.
Radany, Eric H.
Responsibility
Jeffrey Y.C. Wong, Timothy E. Schultheiss, Eric H. Radany
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages) : 48 illus., 40 illus. in color
Series Vol.
172
Series Title
Cancer treatment and research
ISBN
9783319532356
9783319532332 (print ed.)
ISSN
0927-3042
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Radioimmunotherapy - methods
Radiotherapy, Image-Guided - methods
Abstract
This book concisely reviews important advances in radiation oncology, providing practicing radiation oncologists with a fundamental understanding of each topic and an appreciation of its significance for the future of radiation oncology. It explores in detail the impact of newer imaging modalities, such as multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and other novel agents, which deliver improved visualization of the physiologic and phenotypic features of a given cancer, helping oncologists to provide more targeted radiotherapy and assess the response. Due consideration is also given to how advanced technologies for radiation therapy delivery have created new treatment options for patients with localized and metastatic disease, highlighting the increasingly important role of image-guided radiotherapy in treating systemic and oligometastatic disease. Further topics include the potential value of radiotherapy in enhancing immunotherapy thanks to the broader immune-stimulatory effects, how cancer stem cells and the tumor microenvironment influence response, and the application of mathematical and systems biology methods to radiotherapy.
Contents
Use of Multi-parametric MRI in Radiotherapy -- MRI Guided Radiotherapy -- MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound and Thermal Oncology -- Use of PET and Novel Molecular Imaging in IGRT -- The Impact of IGRT on Normal Tissue Toxicity -- Image Guided Brachytherapy -- Hypofractionated IGRT for the treatment of primary cancers -- SBRT and the treatment of oligometastatic disease -- Molecular and image guided systemic targeted radiotherapy -- Integrating Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy -- Biomarkers and Radiotherapy -- Application of Mathematical and Systems Biology to Radiotherapy -- The Importance of Cancer Stem Cells in Radiotherapy -- Targeting DNA repair mechanisms in radiotherapy.
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Agache's Measuring the Skin : Non-invasive Investigations, Physiology, Normal Constants

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Philippe Humbert, Ferial Fanian, Howard I. Maibach, Pierre Agache, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, to much acclaim, the pace of innovation in the field of skin metrology has increased and various new technologies have become available. This new, revised edition reflects these advances by presenting the current theory and practice of noninvasive investigation and measurement of the skin and its appendices in health and disease. The first, extensive part of this authoritative work is devoted to the physiology and metrology of the vari…
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Humbert, Philippe
Fanian, Ferial
Maibach, Howard I.
Agache, Pierre
Responsibility
Philippe Humbert, Ferial Fanian, Howard I. Maibach, Pierre Agache, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xlviii, 1651 pages) : 644 illus., 336 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319323831
9783319323817 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Body Weights and Measures
Reference Values
Skin Diseases - diagnosis
Skin Physiological Phenomena
Skin Tests
Skin - anatomy & histology
Notes
"eReference."
Abstract
Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, to much acclaim, the pace of innovation in the field of skin metrology has increased and various new technologies have become available. This new, revised edition reflects these advances by presenting the current theory and practice of noninvasive investigation and measurement of the skin and its appendices in health and disease. The first, extensive part of this authoritative work is devoted to the physiology and metrology of the various structural components of the skin. Skin functions and their measurement are then discussed in detail, with sections on mechanical protection, photoprotection, barrier function, immune function, thermoregulation, and sensory function. In addition, careful consideration is given to skin disease rating and skin maps, and a unique list of physical and biological constants and units is provided. Not only is this new edition the first comprehensive, practical handbook in this domain--it will also serve as a manual of skin physiology and collates anatomical, functional, and physical quantitative data that would otherwise be arduous to retrieve because of their dispersal throughout the literature. It will prove a valuable resource for dermatologists, cosmetologists, bioengineers, physiologists, pharmacists, and all others who deal with the skin in their work.
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