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ASPEN enteral nutrition handbook

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editors Ainsley Malone, Liesje Nieman Carney, Amy Long Carrera, Andrew Mays. (2nd ed.) --Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition , c2019.
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The updated ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook Second Edition contains the latest recommendations on safe practices, ENFit®, new information on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of EN and monitoring for complications. It is a step-by-step, practical guide to caring for patients receiving EN therapy. The first edition of the handbook was released in Feb 2010. Since then, ASPEN has developed numerous clinical guidelines, such as Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy, now incorporated in …
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American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Other Authors
Malone, Ainsley
Carney, Liesje Nieman
Responsibility
editors Ainsley Malone, Liesje Nieman Carney, Amy Long Carrera, Andrew Mays.
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
A.S.P.E.N. enteral nutrition handbook
Enternal nutrition handbook
Place of Publication
Silver Spring, MD
Publisher
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource, 382 p.
ISBN
9781889622408
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition Solutions - handbooks
Parenteral Nutrition - Handbooks
Specialty
Nutrition Therapy
Abstract
The updated ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook Second Edition contains the latest recommendations on safe practices, ENFit®, new information on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of EN and monitoring for complications. It is a step-by-step, practical guide to caring for patients receiving EN therapy. The first edition of the handbook was released in Feb 2010. Since then, ASPEN has developed numerous clinical guidelines, such as Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy, now incorporated in this book.
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Atlas of Endoscopic Major Pulmonary Resections

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Dominique Gossot. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The first version of this atlas was released as video-assisted major pulmonary resections were just emerging as a valid alternative to conventional techniques. In this second edition, many different techniques have been described, depending on the use or non-use of an accessory mini-thoracotomy and on the use or non-use of endoscopic instrumentation and video display. One of these techniques is the totally endoscopic approach, in which only endoscopic instruments and monitor control are used. T…
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Gossot, Dominique
Responsibility
Dominique Gossot
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 202 p.) : 208 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319559018
9783319559001 (print ed.)
9783319559025 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Endoscopy - methods
Lung - surgery
Pneumonectomy - methods
Specialty
Endoscopy
Pulmonary Medicine
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
The first version of this atlas was released as video-assisted major pulmonary resections were just emerging as a valid alternative to conventional techniques. In this second edition, many different techniques have been described, depending on the use or non-use of an accessory mini-thoracotomy and on the use or non-use of endoscopic instrumentation and video display. One of these techniques is the totally endoscopic approach, in which only endoscopic instruments and monitor control are used. This is the technique that will be described in this atlas. The purpose of this atlas is to describe each endoscopic pulmonary lobectomy and segmentectomy step by step, relying on brief technical notes and high-quality still pictures which are orientated and labeled to make them as comprehensible as possible. Each chapter is introduced by an anatomical background which is illustrated by three-dimensional reconstructions. Technical ±tricks and specific dangers are mentioned by pictograms. The technical descriptions of this atlas are based on the author's technique, which can be different from other video-assisted approaches. Our intent is that surgeons embarking in video-assisted major pulmonary resections-whatever the approach they use-can find helpful hints and take their bearings in this totally new vision of pulmonary and mediastinal anatomy. Compared to the previous version, all chapters have need rewritten, taking into account, the progresses of the technique and the technology and some new chapters have been added. Most steps of the procedures are now illustrated, not only with pictures, but also with a video clip.
Contents
1. Basics -- 2. Thoracoscopic Lymph Node Dissection -- I. Lobectomies -- 3. Right Upper Lobe -- 4. Middle Lobe -- 5. Right Lower Lobe -- 6. Left Upper Lobe -- 7. Left Lower Lobe -- II. Segmentectomies -- 8. Right Upper Lobe: Apicoposterior Segments (S1+2) -- 9. Right Upper Lobe: Posterior Segment (S2) -- 10. Right Upper Lobe: Anterior Segment (S3) -- 11. Right Lower Lobe: Superior Segment (S6) -- 12. Right Lower Lobe: Basilar Segments (S7+8+9+10) -- 13. Right Lower Lobe: Segments 9 and 10 (S9+10) -- 14. Left Upper Lobe: Upper Segments (S1+2+3) – (Lingula-Sparing Upper Lobectomy) -- 15. Left Upper Lobe: Apicoposterior Segments (S1+2) -- 16. Left Upper Lobe: Lingula -- 17. Left Lower Lobe: Superior Segment (S6) -- 18. Left Lower Lobe: Basilar Segments (S8+9+10) -- 19. Left Lower Lobe: Segment 8 (S8) -- 20. Left Lower Lobe: Segments 9 and 10 (S9+10).
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Co-active coaching : changing business, transforming lives

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Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl. (3rd ed.) --Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey Publishing , 2011.
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When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional development and university-based coaching programs as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship and coaching skills.
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Kimsey-House, Henry
Other Authors
Kimsey-House, Karen
Sandahl, Phil
Responsibility
Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl
Edition
3rd ed.
Former Title
Co-active coaching : new skills for coaching people toward success in work and life
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 187 p.)
ISBN
9781857889062 (electronic bk.)
9781857885675
Subjects (MeSH)
Achievement
Counseling
Mentoring
Motivation
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Mentoring
Motivation (Psychology)
Success - Psychological aspects
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Co-active coaching : new skills for coaching people toward success in work and life / Laura Whitworth ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. c2007
Abstract
When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional development and university-based coaching programs as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship and coaching skills.
Contents
The co-active coaching model -- The co-active coaching relationship -- Listening -- Intuition -- Curiosity -- Forward and deepen -- Self-management -- Fulfillment -- Balance -- Process -- Putting it all together.
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Core topics in pain

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Holdcroft, Anita. --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , c2005.
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Holdcroft, Anita
Other Authors
Jaggar, Siân
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
c2005
Physical Description
345 p.
ISBN
9786610240036
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain - physiopathology
Pain Management
Pain Measurement
Analgesia
Contents
COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- CONTRIBUTORS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- FOREWARD -- GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS -- BASIC SCIENCE ABBREVIATIONS -- PART 1 BASIC SCIENCE -- 1 OVERVIEW OF PAIN PATHWAYS -- 2 PERIPHERAL MECHANISMS -- Overview -- Heterogeneity of sensoryal neurones -- Properties of peripheral receptors -- Peripheral mechanisms of injury-induced or inflammatory pain -- Modulation targets -- Key points -- References -- 3 CENTRAL MECHANISMS -- Modulation of pain processing at the level of the spinal cord -- Supra-spinal modulation of pain -- Higher cognitive processing and the pain matrix' -- Key points -- Further reading -- 4 PHARMACOGENOMICS AND PAIN -- Pharmacogenomics -- Analgesics tailor made to individuals -- Key points -- Further reading -- 5 PERIPHERAL AND CENTRAL SENSITIZATION -- Peripheral sensitization -- Central sensitization -- Key points -- Further reading -- 6 INFLAMMATION AND PAIN -- Inflammation and pain -- Inflammatory mediators produced locally -- Inflammatory mediators released and produced from immune cells -- Neurogenic inflammation -- Endogenous anti-inflammatory systems -- Potential drug therapies -- Key points -- Further reading -- 7 NERVE DAMAGE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO NEUROPATHIC PAIN -- Introduction -- Peripheral nerve damage -- Central nerve damage -- Key points -- Further reading -- 8 RECEPTOR MECHANISMS -- General terminology -- Basic receptor function -- Basic receptor pharmacology -- Plasma membrane-bound receptor classes -- Intracellular effectors -- Potentiating nociceptors -- Primary nociceptive modulators -- Key points -- Further reading -- PART 2 PAIN ASSESSMENT -- SECTION 2a PAIN MEASUREMENT -- 9 MEASUREMENT OF PAIN IN ANIMALS -- 10 PAIN MEASUREMENT IN HUMANS -- SECTION 2b DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGIES -- 11 PRINCIPLES OF PAIN EVALUATION -- 12 PAIN HISTORY -- 13 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT -- PART 3 PAIN IN THE CLINICAL SETTING -- SECTION 3a CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS -- 14 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PAIN -- 15 PAIN PROGRESSION -- 16 ANALGESIA IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT -- 17 THE CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT -- 18 POST-OPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT IN DAY CASE SURGERY -- SECTION 3b PAIN SYNDROMES -- 19 MYOFASCIAL/MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN -- 20 NEUROPATHIC PAIN -- 21 VISCERAL NOCICEPTION AND PAIN -- 22 THE MANAGEMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN -- 23 CANCER PAIN -- 24 POST-OPERATIVE PAIN -- 25 COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME -- 26 UNCOMMON PAIN SYNDROMES -- 27 PAIN IN CHILDREN -- 28 PAIN IN THE ELDERLY -- 29 GENDER AND PAIN -- PART 4 THE ROLE OF EVIDENCE IN PAIN MANAGEMENT -- 30 CLINICAL TRIALS FOR THE EVALUATION OF ANALGESIC EFFICACY -- Types of clinical analgesic trials -- Trials to good clinical practice standards -- Practical problems concerning a clinical trial -- Designing a clinical trial -- Sensivity of a trial -- Factors which might introduce bias in your trial -- Choice of primary outcome variable -- The protocol and p
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CT and MRI of the whole body

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[edited by] John R. Haaga ... [et al.]. (6th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2017.
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Now more streamlined and focused than ever before, the 6th edition of CT and MRI of the Whole Body is a definitive reference that provides you with an enhanced understanding of advances in CT and MR imaging, delivered by a new team of international associate editors. Perfect for radiologists who need a comprehensive reference while working on difficult cases, it presents a complete yet concise overview of imaging applications, findings, and interpretation in every anatomic area. The new editio…
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Haaga, John R
Responsibility
[edited by] John R. Haaga ... [et al.].
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resource, 2 vol., 2832 p.
ISBN
9780323113281
Subjects (MeSH)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Whole Body Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Tomography
Magnetic resonance imaging
Whole body imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Whole Body Imaging
Tomographie
Imagerie par résonance magnétique
Imagerie pour le diagnostic
Imagerie médicale
Notes
Volume 1 Part Number: 9996117383, Volume 2 Part Number: 9996117324
Abstract
Now more streamlined and focused than ever before, the 6th edition of CT and MRI of the Whole Body is a definitive reference that provides you with an enhanced understanding of advances in CT and MR imaging, delivered by a new team of international associate editors. Perfect for radiologists who need a comprehensive reference while working on difficult cases, it presents a complete yet concise overview of imaging applications, findings, and interpretation in every anatomic area. The new edition of this classic reference — released in its 40th year in print — is a must-have resource, now brought fully up to date for today’s radiology practice.
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Descent of the Testis

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John M. Hutson, J©rgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley. (2nd ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a state of the art overview of all aspects of testicular descent and cryptorchidism, including the mechanisms of descent and the causes, consequences, diagnosis, and treatment of undescended testis. The advances in understanding that have been achieved over the past two decades are clearly explained, covering the latest genetic information on the causes of normal and abnormal testicular descent, the role of INSL3 in transabdominal migration, and the evidence that a neurotrans…
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Hutson, John M
Other Authors
Thorup, J©rgen M
Beasley, Spencer W
Responsibility
John M. Hutson, J©rgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 178 p. : 96 illus., 51 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319259109
9783319259086 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cryptorchidism
Testis - growth & development
Abstract
This book provides a state of the art overview of all aspects of testicular descent and cryptorchidism, including the mechanisms of descent and the causes, consequences, diagnosis, and treatment of undescended testis. The advances in understanding that have been achieved over the past two decades are clearly explained, covering the latest genetic information on the causes of normal and abnormal testicular descent, the role of INSL3 in transabdominal migration, and the evidence that a neurotransmitter released from the genitofemoral nerve mediates androgenic control of inguinoscrotal descent. Exciting changes in the management of both congenital and acquired cryptorchidism, such as the widespread use of laparoscopy for impalpable testes inside the abdominal cavity, are fully described. Evidence for the benefits of orchidopexy within the first year of life is reviewed, and an individual chapter is also devoted to hormonal treatment. Throughout the book due attention is given to ongoing controversies and divergences of opinion. This new edition of Descent of the Testis will be a timely update and valuable reference for all who are involved in research into testicular descent and management of cryptorchidism.
Contents
Evolution of Descent of the Testis and Early History of Research -- Transabdominal Migration of the Testis -- InguinoScrotal Descent of the Testis -- Classification and Causes of Undescended Tested in Humans -- Cryptorchidism and Associated Anomalies -- The Postnatal Effects of Cryptorchidism -- Diagnosis of Undescended Testis -- Operative Treatment -- Hormonal Treatment -- Results of Treatment -- Conclusions and Future Development.
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Drug Allergy : Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis, Mechanisms, Structure-Activity Relationships

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Brian A. Baldo, Nghia H. Pham. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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The variety of chemically diverse pharmacological agents administered to patients is large and continues to expand and with every new drug released, there is always potential for adverse reactions, some of them allergic. With its roots in immunology and pharmacology, the science of drug allergy is becoming better understood and applied as its importance is increasingly recognized throughout the many branches of medicine. Drug Allergy: Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis, Mechanisms, Structure-Activity …
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Baldo, Brian A
Other Authors
Pham, Nghia H
Responsibility
Brian A. Baldo, Nghia H. Pham
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 447 p. : 228 illus., 70 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461472612
9781461472605 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Hypersensitivity
Drug Hypersensitivity - diagnosis
Structure-Activity Relationship
Abstract
The variety of chemically diverse pharmacological agents administered to patients is large and continues to expand and with every new drug released, there is always potential for adverse reactions, some of them allergic. With its roots in immunology and pharmacology, the science of drug allergy is becoming better understood and applied as its importance is increasingly recognized throughout the many branches of medicine. Drug Allergy: Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis, Mechanisms, Structure-Activity Relationships sheds new light on this field. Comprehensive in design, this authoritative title identifies the most important culprit drugs implicated in immediate and delayed drug hypersensitivities and offers up-to-date information on classifications, the many different drug-induced systemic and cutaneous reactions, diagnoses, underlying mechanisms and structure-activity relationships. Chapters dealing with the molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug hypersensitivities, non-immune-mediated sensitivities and diagnostic methods are presented as introductory material for in-depth treatises on the ø-lactam antibiotics, other antibiotics and antimicrobials, drugs used in anesthesia and surgery, opioid analgesics, corticosteroids, monoclonal antibodies and other biologics, drugs used in chemotherapy, proton pump inhibitors, iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast media and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition to being of immense value to clinicians, other health care professionals and researchers, this title will prove invaluable for those taking undergraduate and graduate courses in the biomedical sciences and will also serve as a useful text for students of medicine, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry.
Contents
1. Adverse Reactions to Drugs and Drug Allergy: Scope of this Book -- 2. Classification and Descriptions of Allergic Reactions to Drugs -- 3. Mechanisms of Hypersensitivity -- 4. Diagnosis of Allergic Reactions to Drugs -- 5. ø-Lactam Antibiotics -- 6. Other Antimicrobial Drugs -- 7. Drugs and Other Agents Used in Anesthesia and Surgery -- 8. Opioid Analgesic Drugs -- 9. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs -- 10. Contrast Media -- 11. Biologics -- 12. Corticosteroids -- 13. Drugs Used for Chemotherapy -- 14. Proton Pump Inhibitors -- Postface.
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Essentials of Hypertension : The 120/80 paradigm

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Fl©vio Danni Fuchs. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The main purpose of this book is to select and present the most essential information about hypertension. It aims to select all the more relevant data to guide the attitudes to prevent, diagnose, and treat hypertension. Hypertension accounts for more than 50% of deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease worldwide. New blood pressure (BP) diagnostic thresholds for hypertension were released, which were set at 130/80 mmHg. As a consequence, millions of individuals in the world will be diagnos…
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Fuchs, Fl©vio Danni
Responsibility
Fl©vio Danni Fuchs
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 151 p.) : 70 illus., 34 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319632728
9783319632711 (print ed.)
9783319632735 (print ed.)
9783319875149 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
The main purpose of this book is to select and present the most essential information about hypertension. It aims to select all the more relevant data to guide the attitudes to prevent, diagnose, and treat hypertension. Hypertension accounts for more than 50% of deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease worldwide. New blood pressure (BP) diagnostic thresholds for hypertension were released, which were set at 130/80 mmHg. As a consequence, millions of individuals in the world will be diagnosed as hypertensive, recognizing that they are at greater risk of presenting a CV event. Prevention and control of high BP will become the main focus for reducing the burden of CV disease, requiring a changing of cultural beliefs in some way similar to what happened in the last century with smoking. Strategies for prevention of the rising of BP with age, and the BP reduction in individuals already with high levels, are more complex than those related to smoking control. These strategies involve solid evidence to be implemented in populations. The extensive scientific literature dealing with hypertension and BP regulation is among the top dedicated to a single disease. The chapters and contents follow the clinical reasoning pathways. The characterization of the risks of high blood pressure is presented in the first chapter, discussing the evidence that led to changes in diagnostic thresholds and to the recommendations for maintaining BP within these limits in populations. Reasons for BP rising with age will follow, identifying the causes that must be fought to preventing the incidence of hypertension. Diagnosis of hypertension deserves a special chapter. The final chapter presents the fundamentals to select drug and non-drug therapies indicated in the prevention and controlling of high blood pressure.
Contents
Risks of high BP and goals of treatment -- Pathogenesis -- Diagnosis and evaluation -- Prevention and treatment.
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Handbook of cerebrovascular disease and neurointerventional technique

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Mark R. Harrigan, John P. Deveikis, authors ; U. Joseph Schoepf (series editor). (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Fully revised and updated, the Handbook serves as a practical guide to endovascular methods and as a concise reference for neurovascular anatomy and published data about cerebrovascular disease from a neurointerventionalist's perspective. Divided into three parts, the book covers: Fundamentals of neurovascular anatomy and basic angiographic techniques; Interventional Techniques and endovascular methods, along with useful device information and tips and tricks for daily practice; Specific Diseas…
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Harrigan, Mark R
Other Authors
Deveikis, John P
Responsibility
Mark R. Harrigan, John P. Deveikis, authors ; U. Joseph Schoepf (series editor)
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 850 p. : 152 ill., 66 ill. in color)
Series Title
Contemporary medical imaging
ISBN
9781617799464
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebral Angiography - methods
Cerebrovascular Disorders - diagnostic imaging
Cerebrovascular Disorders - surgery
Neurosurgical Procedures - Handbooks
Radiology, Interventional - methods
Radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Interventional radiology
Radiology, Medical
Cardiology
Neurology
Abstract
Fully revised and updated, the Handbook serves as a practical guide to endovascular methods and as a concise reference for neurovascular anatomy and published data about cerebrovascular disease from a neurointerventionalist's perspective. Divided into three parts, the book covers: Fundamentals of neurovascular anatomy and basic angiographic techniques; Interventional Techniques and endovascular methods, along with useful device information and tips and tricks for daily practice; Specific Disease States, with essential clinical information about commonly encountered conditions. New features in the 2nd Edition include: Global Gems that illuminate aspects of the field outside the United States;Angio-anatomic and angio-pathologic image correlates; Newly released clinical study results influencing neurointerventional practice; Information on emerging technologies in this rapidly advancing field. The Handbook is a vital resource for all clinicians involved in neurointerventional practice, including radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons.
Contents
Part 1. Fundamentals -- Part 2. Interventional Techniques -- Part 3. Specific Disease States -- Index.
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Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment : The Next Frontier for Health Technology Assessment

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Laura Sampietro-Colom, Janet Martin, editors. --Cham: Adis , c2016.
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A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, "arms-length" HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the f…
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Sampietro-Colom, Laura
Martin, Janet
Responsibility
Laura Sampietro-Colom, Janet Martin, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 397 pages) : 39 illus., 33 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319392059
9783319392035 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Internationality
Medical Informatics
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Abstract
A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, "arms-length" HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the field of HTA at the hospital, regional, national or global level. In addition, this book is intended for decision-makers and policy-makers with a stake in determining the uptake and decommissioning of new and established technologies in the hospital setting. HTA has traditionally been performed at the National/Regional level by HTA Agencies, typically linked to governments. Yet hospitals are the main entry door for most health technologies (HTs). Hospital decision-makers must undertake multiple high stakes investment and disinvestment decisions annually for innovative HTs, usually without adequate information. Despite the existence of arms-length HTA Agencies, inadequate information is available to hospital decision-makers either because relevant HTA reports are not yet released at the time of entry of new technologies to the field, or because even when the report exists, the information contained is insufficient to clarify the contextualized informational needs of hospital decision makers. Therefore, there has recently been a rising trend toward hospital-based HTA units and programs. These units/programs complement the work of National/Regional HTA Agencies by providing the key and relevant evidence needed by hospital decision makers in their specific hospital context, and within required decision-making timelines. The emergence of HB-HTA is creating a comprehensive HTA ecosystem across health care levels, which creates better bridges for knowledge translation through relevance and timeliness.
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- 1. Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment: The Next Frontier -- Part II: HB-HTA Case Studies from Around the Globe -- 2. Activity-Based HTA: Hospital-Based HTA Performed by Clinicians with Support and Quality Control, the Sahlgrenska University Hospital HTA-Centrum Experience (Sweden) -- 3. HTA Activities in Finnish Hospitals -- 4. Hospital-Based HTA in Denmark -- 5. Hospital-Based HTA at Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands: Welcome to Reality -- 6. Hospital-Based HTA in Three Spanish Hospitals -- 7. The “Comité d’Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques” (CEDIT) in France -- 8. Hospital-Based HTA in Switzerland -- 9. The HTA and Innovation Unit at the A. Gemelli University Hospital (Italy) -- 10. Hospital-Based HTA in Turkey -- 11. The Evidence Decision Support Program Within the Surgery Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Services in Canada -- 12. Hospital-Based HTA and Know4Go at MEDICI in London, Ontario, Canada -- 13. Technology Assessment at SickKids (TASK): A Health Technology Assessment Research Unit Devoted to Child Health in Canada -- 14. The Health Technology Assessment Unit (TAU) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (Canada) -- 15. Hospital-Based HTA at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada) -- 16. The Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (Canada) -- 17. CHU de Québec–Université Laval: 10-Years’ Experience in Hospital-Based HTA (Canada) -- 18. The Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Supporting the Quality, Safety, and Value of Patient Care Through Evidence-Based Practice at the Systems Level (USA) -- 19. Medical Technology Assessment at Kaiser Permanente: History and Description of Approach (USA) -- 20. The Role of Hospitals in HTA in Brazil -- 21. Hospital-Based HTA in Argentina: The Hospital Garrahan and Hospital El Cruce Experiences -- 22. HTA in a Public Hospital in South Africa -- 23. Hospital-Based HTA in a Public-Sector Tertiary Hospital in Singapore -- 24. Hospital-Based HTA in China -- 25. Hospital-Based HTA: The Australian Experience -- 26. Hospital-Based HTA in New Zealand -- Part III: Networks and Collaboration -- 27. Networks in Hospital-Based HTA -- Part IV: HB-HTA from Stakeholders Point of View -- 28. Hospital-Based HTA from Stakeholders’ Point of View: View from Hospital Stakeholders -- 29. Hospital-Based HTA from Stakeholders’ Point of View: View from Industry -- 30. Involving Patients in Hospital-Based HTA: Experiences, Approaches, and Future Directions -- 31. Clinician Perspectives on Hospital-Based HTA -- Part V: Lessons Learned -- 32. Hospital-Based HTA in 31 Organizations Worldwide: What Are the Lessons Learned? -- Part VI: Looking to the Future -- 33. Looking to the Future of Hospital-Based HTA: The Next Frontier.
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Internal and external condoms

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal and external condoms are, how they work, how well they work to prevent pregnancy, what to do if a condom breaks during vaginal sex, and what to do if your partner does not want to use a condom. A link to the The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada website is provided for further information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1039
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Learning Geriatric Medicine : A Study Guide for Medical Students

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat42670
Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Katrin Singler, Maria Cristina Polidori, editors. --Cham: EUGMS, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society ; Springer , c2018.
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This textbook presents hands-on training material for medical students. The style reflects the need for practice-based teaching with a modern edge in daily clinical routine; accordingly, it also employs online material and pocket cards. Each chapter begins with specific learning objectives, which are cross-referenced with the European curriculum for undergraduate medical education released by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) together with the European Union Geriatric Medicine So…
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Roller-Wirnsberger, Regina
Singler, Katrin
Polidori, Maria Cristina
Other Authors
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
European Union of Medical Specialists
Responsibility
Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Katrin Singler, Maria Cristina Polidori, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
EUGMS, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society ; Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 364 p.) : 62 illus., 54 illus. in color
Series Title
Practical issues in geriatrics
ISBN
9783319619972
9783319619965 (print ed.)
9783319619989 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6060
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Geriatrics - education
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
This textbook presents hands-on training material for medical students. The style reflects the need for practice-based teaching with a modern edge in daily clinical routine; accordingly, it also employs online material and pocket cards. Each chapter begins with specific learning objectives, which are cross-referenced with the European curriculum for undergraduate medical education released by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) together with the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), as well as the minimum geriatric competences for medical students established by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). World-renowned European experts in practicing and teaching the interdisciplinary field of Geriatrics contributed to this work, with the aim of offering the new generation of health professionals a global perspective on one of the greatest public health challenges of our time: the management of the steadily increasing number of older, multimorbid, and vulnerable persons. The major strength of this book—published under the auspices of the EUGMS—is its pragmatic, goal-oriented approach, which makes it suitable for bedside learning and patient-centered medicine; further, all of the chapters are firmly based on the pillars of the ageing process in all of its biological aspects, helping readers understand the pathophysiology of and rationale behind interventions for the main geriatric syndromes and disorders.
Contents
Part I. Learning Geriatric Medicine -- 1. Introduction: Age-Attuning Medical Education, Fostering Geriatric Thinking -- 2. Teaching and Learning the Content of Geriatric Medicine -- Part II. Characteristics of Aging and Geriatric Medicine -- 3. Age: Heterogeneity—Individuality -- 4. The Concept of Frailty and Functional Decline - 5. Atypical Presentation of Disease with Aging -- 6. The Complexity of the Geriatric Patient -- Part III. Geriatric Syndromes -- 7. Cognitive Decline -- 8. Delirium -- 9. Falls -- 10. Sarcopenia -- 11. Incontinence -- Part IV. Common Age-Related Disorders -- 12. Diabetes Mellitus -- 13. Cardiovascular Disease -- 14. Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease -- 15. Depression -- 16. Kidney Disease in Old Age -- 17. Disorders of Fluid Balance -- 18. Hearing and Vision Disorders -- 19. Pressure Ulcers -- 20. Movement Disorders -- 21. Pain -- 22. Osteoporosis -- Part V. Challenges of Diagnosis and Management in Older Adults -- 23. Pharmacotherapy -- 24. Prevention: Public Healthcare, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Vaccination -- 25. Communication and Evaluation -- Part VI. Instruments of Geriatric Methodology -- 26. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: Goal-Oriented, Patient-Centered Care -- 27. The Geriatric Team -- Part VII. Healthcare Settings for Older Persons -- 28. Types of Care in Geriatric Patients -- 29. Primary and Community Care -- 30. Urgent Care -- 31. Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Care -- 32. Institutional and Non-institutional Long-Term Care -- 33. Palliative and End-of-Life Care -- Part VIII. Considering the Vulnerability of the Older Person in the Society -- 34. Ethics and Legal Issues in the Care of Older Persons -- 35. Abuse of Older Persons.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Study Guide
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The Local Cardiac Renin-Angiotensin Aldosterone System

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Edward D. Frohlich, Richard N. Re, editors. (2nd ed.) --Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2009.
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How exciting it is to see a field so well established as the ren- angiotensin system continue to grow and mature. Originally, following the original identification of renin by Tigerstedt and Bergman over 100 years ago, workers in this area spent years attempting to establish its role in experimental and renal hypertension. The early work by Goldblatt, in 1934, demonstrated that the placement of a clip around a renal artery was clearly related to the subsequent development of hypertension. Howev…
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Frohlich, Edward D
Other Authors
International Workshop on the Local Cardiac Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (3rd : 2008 : New Orleans, La.)
Other Authors
Re, Richard N
Responsibility
Edward D. Frohlich, Richard N. Re, editors
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781441905284
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiology - Congresses
Hypertension - metabolism
Receptors, Cell Surface - physiology
Renin-Angiotensin System - physiology
Vacuolar Proton-Translocating ATPases - metabolism
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Physiology
Abstract
How exciting it is to see a field so well established as the ren- angiotensin system continue to grow and mature. Originally, following the original identification of renin by Tigerstedt and Bergman over 100 years ago, workers in this area spent years attempting to establish its role in experimental and renal hypertension. The early work by Goldblatt, in 1934, demonstrated that the placement of a clip around a renal artery was clearly related to the subsequent development of hypertension. However, it wasn't until the simultaneous finding by two different geographically separated teams, Page, et al, in the United States and Braun-Menendez, et al, in Argentina that the peptide angiotensin was identified. Thus, the rate-limiting enzyme renin was released from the kidney and catalyzed a biochemical cascade which was eventually shown to produce the elevated arterial pressure. Subsequently, many workers contributed to the elucidation of the concept and sequence of angiotensin I1 generation. Thus, the enzyme renin acted upon its protein substrate, produced in the liver, to liberate the decapeptide angiotensin I which, upon circulating through the pulmonary circulation, finally produced the potent octapeptide angiotensin. Several important subsequent findings demonstrated that angiotensin I1 promoted the release of the adrenal corticosteroid from that gland, thereby resulting in a larger system, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Further, this system demonstrated a classical biofeedback and the circulating octapeptide was shown to have additional biological activities in organs other than heart, vessels, kidney, adrenals, and even brain.
Contents
1. Are Local Renin–Angiotensin Systems the Focal Points for Understanding Salt Sensitivity in Hypertension? -- 2. Newer Insights into the Biochemical Physiology of the Renin–Angiotensin System: Role of Angiotensin-(1-7), Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2, and Angiotensin-(1-12) -- 3. Renin, Prorenin, and the (Pro)renin Receptor -- 4. Intracellular Accumulation and Nuclear Trafficking of Angiotensin II and the Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor -- 5. Pathophysiologic Implications of Cell Swelling in the Failing Heart: Influence of Intracrine and Extracellular Renin–Angiotensin Systems -- 6. Exploiting Rat Genetics to Investigate Hypertensive End-Organ Damage -- 7. Alternative Renin Transcripts and Functions of Cytoplasmatic Renin -- 8. Novel Aspects of the Cardiac Renin–Angiotensin System -- 9. Intracrine Function from Angiotensin to Stem Cells -- 10. Renin Cell Identity and Homeostasis -- 11. Role of Renal Aminopeptidases and Angiotensin Type-2 (AT2) Receptors in Sodium Excretion and Hypertension -- 12. Intrarenal Angiotensin II Augmentation in Hypertension -- 13. Collecting Duct Renin: A Critical Link in Angiotensin II-Dependent Hypertension -- 14. Renin–Angiotensin–Aldosterone System and Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis in Hypertensive Heart Disease -- 15. Upregulation of Angiotensin II Type 2 Receptor (agtr2) Attenuates Atherosclerotic Lesion Formation and Enhances Apoptosis in the LDL Receptor Knockout Mice Fed High Cholesterol Diet -- 16. Salt and Heart: RAAS Involvement -- 17. Cardiac Effects of Aldosterone, the Bad, but Is There Also a Good?
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MACPainP Multiaxial Classification of Pain Psychosocial Dimension : Systematic Approach to Classify Biopsychosocial Aspects of Pain Disorders

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Regine Klinger, Monika Hasenbring, Michael Pfingsten. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book offers a diagnostic tool for physicians and psychologists who want to systematically document pain within a multimodal structure. MACPainP (multiaxial classification of pain-psychosocial dimension) is a systematic, comprehensive and clinically oriented diagnostic instrument for evaluating pain-related disorders, and includes differentiated descriptions to enable syndromes to be systematized and diagnoses compared. MACPainP can be used as a professional add-on for the International Cla…
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Klinger, Regine
Other Authors
Hasenbring, Monika
Pfingsten, Michael
Responsibility
Regine Klinger, Monika Hasenbring, Michael Pfingsten.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 118 p.) : 4 illus., 3 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030004255
9783030004248 (Print ed.)
9783030004262 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management - psychology
Pain - classification
Pain - diagnosis
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This book offers a diagnostic tool for physicians and psychologists who want to systematically document pain within a multimodal structure. MACPainP (multiaxial classification of pain-psychosocial dimension) is a systematic, comprehensive and clinically oriented diagnostic instrument for evaluating pain-related disorders, and includes differentiated descriptions to enable syndromes to be systematized and diagnoses compared. MACPainP can be used as a professional add-on for the International Classification of Diseases ICD-10 as well as the upcoming pain classification ICD-11, released by WHO. This clearly structured book provides an easy introduction to the biopsychological aspects of pain disorders, to allow a nuanced approach to the psychological diagnosis of pain patients. It discusses possible comorbidities (e.g. depressive disorders, anxiety disorders) as well as concrete behavior-related steps for pain-related psychological and medical treatments. An essential reference for physicians and psychologists in the field of pain therapy, it is part of the learning European Pain Federation Curriculum (EFIC) of pain therapists.
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e-Book
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Management of Periprosthetic Joint Infection : a global perspective on diagnosis, treatment options, prevention strategies and their economic impact

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43402
Klaus-Dieter Kühn (ed.). --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2018.
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Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is among the most serious complications in the field of endoprosthetics. The number of PJIs is increasing worldwide and poses a real interdisciplinary challenge for everyone involved. For the patient concerned, it is necessary to promptly work out an adequate therapy solution to fight off the infection. Both the clinical experience of the surgeon and the proper diagnostic processes are prerequisite for the reliable detection and identification of an infectio…
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Kühn, Klaus-Dieter
Responsibility
Klaus-Dieter Kühn (ed.)
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 366 p.) : 196 illus. in color
ISBN
9783662544693
9783662544686 (print ed.)
9783662544709 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Joint Prosthesis - adverse effects
Prosthesis-Related Infections - prevention & control
Prosthesis-Related Infections - therapy
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is among the most serious complications in the field of endoprosthetics. The number of PJIs is increasing worldwide and poses a real interdisciplinary challenge for everyone involved. For the patient concerned, it is necessary to promptly work out an adequate therapy solution to fight off the infection. Both the clinical experience of the surgeon and the proper diagnostic processes are prerequisite for the reliable detection and identification of an infection. The microbiologist is responsible for identifying the causative germs by screening the patient's synovial fluid and tissue samples. Based on the findings and subsequent resistance testing, the infectious disease specialist can recommend the appropriate antibiotic therapy. Furthermore, the clinical pharmacist is consulted regularly throughout the therapy to discuss the risk of potential drug interactions. The surgeon will proceed with the revision surgery, following defined algorithms. Adequate radical debridement of infected and necrotic surrounding tissue is the most important step towards a successful cure of the infection. Accompanying the surgery, anti-infective agents are given systemically and locally. While systemic application of anti-infectives mainly reduces the number of haematogenic-spreading planktonic germs, local application immediately forms a colonization barrier and protects the implant from sessile biofilm formation. Concurrently, antibiotics are actively released from the implant, resulting in local germ reduction. Thus, local agents are embedded in the concept of surgical PJI treatment as a reliable adjuvant measure and they sustainably support the successful outcome. In one-stage procedures, local agents are released from specialized antibiotic-loaded bone cements, while in two- or multi-stage procedures, local agents are released from corresponding temporary spacers (interim prostheses). Even from an economic standpoint, the combination of systemic and local agent application is meaningful. Furthermore, there are some interesting trends towards the coating of metallic implants to protect against biofilm formation on the implant surface. On the basis of their personal experience, specialists from all over the world present, explain and discuss preventive approaches, appropriate diagnostic strategies for detection, reproducible effective surgical treatments as well as the economic impact of PJI. The reader can use this book as a solid platform for comparing their own approach to PJI treatment with the specialists' recommendations.áá.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Economic Aspects -- 3. Clinical Aspects -- 4. Diagnosis -- 5. Prevention -- 6. Treatment -- 7. Antibiotic-Loaded Bone Cement -- 8. Spacers -- 9. Coating.
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Ma Vie en Noir : Fifty Years with Melatonin and the Stone of Madness

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Daniel Pedro Cardinali. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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I wrote this book urged by the overwhelming desire that arises towards the end of life to recapitulate the past. My goal was to summarize my experience of practicing science at the end of the 20th and early 21st centuries in Argentina, a country located far away from the world's leading scientific centers. In the book, I summarize the intricacies of the pineal gland ("the stone of madness") as historical, mystical and medical entity and its entry in contemporary medicine with the description of…
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Cardinali, Daniel Pedro
Responsibility
Daniel Pedro Cardinali
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 301 p. : 119 illus., 91 illus. in color)
Series Title
Springer Biographies
ISBN
9783319416793
9783319416786 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronobiology Discipline - history
Chronobiology Phenomena
Chronotherapy
Melatonin - history
Melatonin - therapeutic use
Mental Disorders - history
Pineal Gland - physiology
Abstract
I wrote this book urged by the overwhelming desire that arises towards the end of life to recapitulate the past. My goal was to summarize my experience of practicing science at the end of the 20th and early 21st centuries in Argentina, a country located far away from the world's leading scientific centers. In the book, I summarize the intricacies of the pineal gland ("the stone of madness") as historical, mystical and medical entity and its entry in contemporary medicine with the description of melatonin. I also reflect on how being associated with an unexplored subject at the beginning of their scientific career impacts the life of a scientist throughout their entire life. Today we know that in humans pineal melatonin begins is released every day late in the evening, and there is evidence that it is the trigger for the sleep process. But the most exciting aspect of melatonin is that it is a substance that is present in all living creatures, from unicellular organisms to plants and higher mammals, a fact that evinces its importance for life. Further, the neuroprotective action of melatonin promises to be crucial for the control of neurodegenerative diseases we face as a pandemic in this century. The discoverer of melatonin, Aaron Lerner, based its name on melano, the Greek word for black, because of its effect on the pigment cells of the skin. As in "La vie en rose", the immortal Edith Piaf song written in 1946, my lifelong work with melatonin could well be called "Ma vie en noir".
Contents
1. Brief History of the Stone of Madness -- 2. The Prescientific Stage of the Pineal Gland -- 3. The Beginnings of the Pineal Scientific Era: From the Late Nineteenth Century to Melatonin’s Discovery -- 4. Sleep/Wake Cycle: History and Facts -- 5. When This Chronicler Enters the Story: The 1960s -- 6. The Stone of Madness as a Neuroendocrine Organ and Model: The 1970s -- 7. Peripheral Innervation of Neuroendocrine-Immune System: The Challenges to Change a Physiological Paradigm -- 8. Melatonin as a Potential Therapeutic Agent: The 1980s -- 9. Melatonin as a Chronobiotic That Opens the “Gates of Sleep”: The 1990s -- 10. Melatonin and the “Diseases of the Soul”: The Stone of Madness Returns -- 11. Twenty-First Century: The 24/7 Society as an Environmental Mutation -- 12. Melatonin as a Medicament for the 24/7 Society: Metabolic Syndrome -- 13. Melatonin as a Medicament for the 24/7 Society: Normal and Pathological Aging -- 14. Melatonin as a Medicament for the 24/7 Society: Cancer -- 15. Melatonin as a Nutraceutical -- Epilogue.
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Methadone for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer period of time. It can also be used to manage chronic ongoing pain. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how methadone helps, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer period of time. It can also be used to manage chronic ongoing pain. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how methadone helps, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease : A 360-degree Overview

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Elisabetta Bugianesi, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The goal of this book is to promote awareness of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – which is rapidly replacing viral hepatitis as the leading cause of chronic liver disease in Europe, North and South America and Asia – and to share the latest information on evolving approaches to diagnosis and treatment. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the current topics of interest in the field, and provides clinical guidance on NAFLD through a multidisciplinary approach based on the lates…
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Bugianesi, Elisabetta
Responsibility
Elisabetta Bugianesi, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 362 p.) : 45 illus., 41 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319958286
9783319958279 (Print ed.)
9783319958293 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Abstract
The goal of this book is to promote awareness of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – which is rapidly replacing viral hepatitis as the leading cause of chronic liver disease in Europe, North and South America and Asia – and to share the latest information on evolving approaches to diagnosis and treatment. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the current topics of interest in the field, and provides clinical guidance on NAFLD through a multidisciplinary approach based on the latest scientific understanding of this multisystemic disease, involving the expertise of specialists including hepatologists, diabetologists, and cardiologists. The respective contributions address various aspects, including the newly released international guidelines, novel diagnostic modalities, and new experimental drugs. The work will appeal to a broad readership, from residents in internal medicine to specialists.
Contents
1. Obesity and NAFLD: Same Problem? -- 2. The Burden of NAFLD Worldwide -- 3. Histopathology of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease -- 4. NAFLD and Insulin Resistance: A Multisystemic Disease -- 5. Etiopathogenesis of NAFLD: Diet, Gut, and NASH -- 6. Mechanisms of Fibrogenesis in NASH -- 7. The Natural History of NAFLD: Environmental vs. Genetic Risk Factors -- 8. NAFLD, Diabetes, and Other Endocrine Diseases: Clinical Implications -- 9. NAFLD and Cardiovascular and Cardiac Disease: Clinical Implications -- 10. NAFLD, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, and Extrahepatic Cancers -- 11. NAFLD in Children: Implication for the Future -- 12. Diagnostic Algorithm for the Identification of NAFLD in Primary Care -- 13. Non-invasive Diagnostic Approach to NASH: Biological Markers -- 14. Noninvasive Diagnostic Approach to NASH: Radiological Diagnostics -- 15. Dietary Approach to NAFLD -- 16. Physical Activity in NAFLD: What and How Much? -- 17. Pharmacological Options for NASH -- 18. Bariatric Surgery and NASH: A Feasible Option -- 19. Liver Transplantation and NAFLD/NASH.
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Poisoning & drug overdose

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by the faculty, staff, and associates of the California Poison Control System. (Seventh edition) --New York, NY | Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Education , c2018.
Call Number
QV 607 P754 2018
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
"Designed for speed of use during toxicologic emergencies, this instant-answer guide delivers critical information on the effective diagnosis and treatment of drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures. Enhanced by detailed tables and charts, extensive cross-referencing, and a comprehensive index, the Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect newly released drugs and the latest information on existing drugs. Poisoning & Drug Overdose is divided into four sections: Section 1 le…
Call Number
QV 607 P754 2018
Corporate Author
California Poison Control System
Other Authors
Olson, Kent R.
Anderson, Ilene B.
Benowitz, Neal L.
Blanc, Paul D.
Clark, Richard F.
Kearney, Thomas E.
Kim-Katz, Susan Y.
Wu, Alan H. B.
Responsibility
by the faculty, staff, and associates of the California Poison Control System
Edition
Seventh edition
Alternate Title
Poisoning and drug overdose
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Toronto, ON
Publisher
McGraw-Hill Education
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
xiv, 946 pages
Series Title
Lange medical book
ISBN
9780071839792
Subjects (MeSH)
Poisoning
Drug Overdose
Toxicology
Antidotes
Specialty
Pharmacology
Toxicology
Language
English
Abstract
"Designed for speed of use during toxicologic emergencies, this instant-answer guide delivers critical information on the effective diagnosis and treatment of drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures. Enhanced by detailed tables and charts, extensive cross-referencing, and a comprehensive index, the Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect newly released drugs and the latest information on existing drugs. Poisoning & Drug Overdose is divided into four sections: Section 1 leads you through initial emergency management, including treatment of coma, hypotension, and other common complications; physical and laboratory diagnosis; and methods of decontamination and enhanced eliminations of poisons. Section II provides detailed information on hundreds of common drugs and poisons. Section III describes the use and side effects of more than 80 antidotes and therapeutic drugs. Section IV covers the medical management of chemical spills and occupational chemical exposures, and includes a table of more than 500 industrial chemicals. Poisoning & Drug Overdose, Seventh Edition should be within reach of every medical toxicologist, emergency physician, and poison control staff member."--Publisher's description.
Contents
Section I: Comprehensive evaluation and treatment -- Section II: Specific poisons and drugs: diagnosis and treatment -- Section III: Therapeutic drugs and antidotes -- Section IV: Environmental and occupational toxicology -- Index.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Copies
6
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Probiotics and Prebiotics in Animal Health and Food Safety

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43220
Diana Di Gioia, Bruno Biavati, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses the role of probiotics and prebiotics in maintaining the health status of a broad range of animal groups used for food production. It also highlights the use of beneficial microorganisms as protective agents in animal derived foods. The book provides essential information on the characterization and definition of probiotics on the basis of recently released guidelines and reflecting the latest trends in bacterial taxonomy. Last but not least, it discusses the concept of "dea…
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Di Gioia, Diana
Biavati, Bruno
Responsibility
Diana Di Gioia, Bruno Biavati, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 273 p.) : 21 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319719504
9783319719481 (print ed.)
9783319719498 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Animals, Domestic - physiology
Food Industry
Gastrointestinal Microbiome
Prebiotics
Probiotics
Specialty
Nutritional Sciences
Zoology
Abstract
This book discusses the role of probiotics and prebiotics in maintaining the health status of a broad range of animal groups used for food production. It also highlights the use of beneficial microorganisms as protective agents in animal derived foods. The book provides essential information on the characterization and definition of probiotics on the basis of recently released guidelines and reflecting the latest trends in bacterial taxonomy. Last but not least, it discusses the concept of "dead" probiotics and their benefits to animal health in detail. The book will benefit all professors, students, researchers and practitioners in academia and industry whose work involves biotechnology, veterinary sciences or food production.
Contents
1. Probiotics and Prebiotics: An Overview on Recent Trends -- 2. Role of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease -- 3. Protective Cultures for the Safety of Animal-Derived Foods -- 4. Probiotics and Prebiotics for the Health of Pigs and Horses -- 5. Probiotics and Prebiotics for the Health of Poultry -- 6. Probiotics and Prebiotics for the Health of Cattle -- 7. Probiotics and Prebiotics for the Health of Companion Animals -- 8. Probiotic Applications for Finfish Aquaculture -- 9. Probiotics for Honeybees’ Health -- 10. Paraprobiotics as Potential Agents for Improving Animal Health -- 11. Probiotics and Prebiotics in Animal Health and Food Safety: Conclusive Remarks and Future Perspectives.
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