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ADHD in Adults : A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management

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Craig B.H. Surman, editor. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2013.
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ADHD in Adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management is the product of a unique collaboration of international specialists. This volume offers easy-to-read guidance, and includes checklists, rating scales and treatment planning tools. It was designed for a broad audience of caregivers working in diverse settings, including psychiatrists, social workers, primary care physicians, nurse specialists and psychologists. The authors are highly acclaimed clinicians, investigators and educato…
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Surman, Craig B.H.
Responsibility
Craig B.H. Surman, editor
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 227 p. : 94 ill., 21 ill. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9781627032483
Subjects (MeSH)
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity - diagnosis
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity - therapy
Adult
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Internal medicine
Emergency medicine
Psychiatry
Abstract
ADHD in Adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management is the product of a unique collaboration of international specialists. This volume offers easy-to-read guidance, and includes checklists, rating scales and treatment planning tools. It was designed for a broad audience of caregivers working in diverse settings, including psychiatrists, social workers, primary care physicians, nurse specialists and psychologists. The authors are highly acclaimed clinicians, investigators and educators. They offer step-by-step guidance for implementation of best practices, drawing from clinical research and their experience treating thousands of patients. They cover diagnosis, treatment planning, and state-of-the-art application of pharmacology, psychotherapy, skill-building, family system and environmental interventions for both simple and complex cases. The scales and worksheets in this Guide were developed to efficiently facilitate assessment and management. The Editor is an international leader in the field from the Clinical and Research Program in Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, which has made pioneering and highly cited contributions to the understanding of ADHD. This Guide is a definitive, indispensable resource for all health providers who wish to optimize their approach to adult patients with ADHD.
Contents
ADHD in adults: a clinical concern -- Clinical Assessment of ADHD in Adults -- Treatment Planning for Adults with ADHD -- Neuropsychological Assessment of ADHD and Executive Function Deficits in Adults -- Stimulant Pharmacotherapy for Adults with ADHD -- Non-Stimulant Drug Treatments for Adults with ADHD -- Psychosocial Treatment for Adult ADHD -- Managing ADHD in Adults with Common Comorbidities -- Managing ADHD in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Emerging comorbidities, and tailored treatment -- ADHD in Families -- Clinical Dilemmas in the Assessment and Management of ADHD in Adults: A Psychiatrist’s View from an Urban Hospital Clinic.
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Arthroscopy : Basic to Advanced

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Pietro Randelli, David Dejour, C. Niek van Dijk, Matteo Denti, Romain Seil, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2016.
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Halifax Infirmary: v. 22, 2006 - v. 23, 2007.
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This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is an exceptionally comprehensive guide to arthroscopy that covers all major joints and all potential arthroscopic procedures. Sections on the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, wrist, and ankle provide in-depth descriptions of each procedure, including indications, technique, complications, and results, as well as essential information on diagnostic work-up and classification systems/rating scales. The text is supported by a wealth of color illustration…
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Randelli, Pietro
Dejour, David
van Dijk, C. Niek
Denti, Matteo
Seil, Romain
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European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Responsibility
Pietro Randelli, David Dejour, C. Niek van Dijk, Matteo Denti, Romain Seil, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Holdings
Halifax Infirmary: v. 22, 2006 - v. 23, 2007.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 1152 p. : 798 illus., 626 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662493762
9783662493748 (print ed.)
ISSN
0749-8063
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthroscopy
Extremities - injuries
Extremities - surgery
Abstract
This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is an exceptionally comprehensive guide to arthroscopy that covers all major joints and all potential arthroscopic procedures. Sections on the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, wrist, and ankle provide in-depth descriptions of each procedure, including indications, technique, complications, and results, as well as essential information on diagnostic work-up and classification systems/rating scales. The text is supported by a wealth of color illustrations, and clear treatment algorithms are included for most sports injuries. An introductory section describes the history of arthroscopy, explains general principles, and provides information on instrumentation, electronic equipment, anesthesia, pain control, and prevention of complications. A special chapter focuses on the operative report, with description of an electronic form that can be used by every surgeon to store operative records or participate in European multicenter ESSKA studies. The authors include the most renowned arthroscopic surgeons in Europe. Arthroscopy will be an invaluable textbook and reference for orthopaedic surgeons, general orthopaedic physicians, sports traumatologists, residents, and physical therapists.
Contents
General -- Knee -- Shoulder -- Elbow -- Hip -- Wrist -- Ankle.
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Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

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A. George Awad, Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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This book fills a significant research gap in how to integrate quality of life data into relevant clinical care plans, and to broaden its applicability to pharmacoeconomic studies of antipsychotic medications and health policy decision-making. It also presents an argument for reformulating the concept of health-related quality of life in schizophrenia as a bio-psycho-social construct, which provides an opportunity to better explore the many factors underpinning the concept itself. International…
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Awad, A. George
Voruganti, Lakshmi N.P
Responsibility
A. George Awad, Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 224 p. : 12 illus., 6 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319300610
9783319300597 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Quality of Life
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenic Psychology
Abstract
This book fills a significant research gap in how to integrate quality of life data into relevant clinical care plans, and to broaden its applicability to pharmacoeconomic studies of antipsychotic medications and health policy decision-making. It also presents an argument for reformulating the concept of health-related quality of life in schizophrenia as a bio-psycho-social construct, which provides an opportunity to better explore the many factors underpinning the concept itself. Internationally renowned experts from different scientific backgrounds and scopes of expertise each make arguments for the need to invigorate quality of life as a concept in schizophrenia, by broadening its usefulness for clinical and research efforts. The book represents an important addition to the extensive contributions of its editors, Dr. A. George Awad and Dr. Lakshmi N.P. Voruganti, to the field of quality of life.
Contents
Part I: Basic and Conceptual Issues -- Schizophrenia and it's sequelae -- Issues that slowed progress in the assessment of health-related quality of life in schizophrenia -- Social cognition and health-related quality of life in schizophrenia -- Conceptual issues in cultural adaptation and the role of culture in assessment of health-related quality of life in schizophrenia -- Part II: Methodological Issues -- A review of quality of life assessment measures in schizophrenia: limitations and future developments: a review -- Assessment of burden of care and quality of life of caregivers in schizophrenia -- Electronic technology and advances in assessment of outcomes -- Modern psychometric approaches to analysis of scales for health-related quality of life -- Part III: Beyond Assessment of Quality of Life in Schizophrenia -- Health-related quality of life as an outcome and mediator of other outcomes -- Using routine quality of life assessment to improve effectiveness of community mental health care -- Quality of life assessments in the development and clinical trials of new antipsychotics: pharmaceutical industry perspective -- Quality of life and health-costs: the feasibility of cost-utility analysis in schizophrenia -- Health-related quality of life in schizophrenia: health policy and resource allocation -- Beyond assessment of quality of life in schizophrenia: cultural, clinical and research perspectives from India: a case study -- Part IV: Reinventing Quality of Life in Schizophrenia -- Reinventing quality of life: refining the concept and going beyond assessments.
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Brain and Spine Surgery in the Elderly

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Moncef Berhouma, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This unique and richly illustrated volume presents the state of the art in the comprehensive management of major neurosurgical diseases in the elderly (aged 65 and over). It explores all of the common neurosurgical pathologies affecting elderly patients, and emphasizes the paramount importance of tailored management strategies for quality of life. It highlights updated techniques for anaesthesia and critical care, as well as minimally invasive neurosurgical methods intended for this specific gr…
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Berhouma, Moncef
Krolak-Salmon, Pierre
Responsibility
Moncef Berhouma, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 529 pages) : 85 illus., 34 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319402321
9783319402314 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - surgery
Brain - surgery
Spinal Cord Injuries - surgery
Spinal Injuries - surgery
Abstract
This unique and richly illustrated volume presents the state of the art in the comprehensive management of major neurosurgical diseases in the elderly (aged 65 and over). It explores all of the common neurosurgical pathologies affecting elderly patients, and emphasizes the paramount importance of tailored management strategies for quality of life. It highlights updated techniques for anaesthesia and critical care, as well as minimally invasive neurosurgical methods intended for this specific group of patients. Radiosurgery treatment is also discussed, in particular for brain tumours. In western societies, the proportion of elderly citizens has nearly reached 20%, and shows no signs of slowing down. The management of neurosurgical conditions in this particular population requires specific multidisciplinary strategies. To address this situation, a team of internationally respected contributors accurately describe degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases, which account for the majority of admissions among the elderly, as well as brain tumours and intracranial haemorrhages, aspects that are raising new ethical issues. The book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.
Contents
Part I: Generalities -- 1. Rapid Growth in the Elderly Population of the World -- 2. A Brief Physiology of the Aging -- 3. Neurological Assessment and Neurocognitive Evaluation of the Elderly -- Part II: Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care -- 4. Neurosurgical Anesthesia for the Elderly: Is Age Really Just a Number? -- 5. Perioperative Neurotoxicity in the Elderly -- 6. Central Nervous System Infections in the Elderly -- Part III: Intracranial Tumors -- 7. Intracranial Meningiomas in the Elderly -- 8. Brain Gliomas in the Elderly -- 9. Pituitary Adenomas -- 10. Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery in the Elderly -- 11. Management of Primary CNS Lymphoma in Elderly Patients -- 12. Management of Brain Metastases: Distinctive Feature in the Elderly -- Part IV: Spinal Diseases -- 13. Degenerative Spine Disease -- 14. Spinal Injuries of the Elderly -- 15. Extradural Vertebral Tumors in the Elderly -- 16. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors -- 17. Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Tumors -- 18. Spinal Infections -- Part V: Head Injury -- 19. Traumatic Brain Injury in the Elderly -- 20. Chronic Subdural Haematoma in the Elderly -- Part VI: Neurovascular -- 21. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in the Elderly -- 22. Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in the Elderly -- 23. Swollen Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke in the Elderly -- Part VII: Miscellaneous -- 24. Trigeminal Neuralgia in the Elderly -- 25. Hydrocephalus in the Elderly: Diagnosis of Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus -- 26. Hydrocephalus in the Elderly: Surgical Management of Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus -- 27. Ethics in Neurosurgery for the Elderly -- Erratum -- Appendix: Scores and Scales.
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Casebook of interpersonal psychotherapy

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edited by John C. Markowitz, Myrna M. Weissman. --Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press , c2012.
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Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), an empirically validated treatment for depression and other disorders, is becoming more frequently used to treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses. Based on evidence that interpersonal problems contribute to the onset of psychiatric disorders, IPT helps patients to change interpersonal behavior in order to improve psychosocial functioning and relieve symptoms.
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Markowitz, John C
Weissman, Myrna M
Responsibility
edited by John C. Markowitz, Myrna M. Weissman
Alternate Title
Interpersonal psychotherapy
Place of Publication
Oxford, UK
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 481 p.) : ill.
ISBN
9780199921225
Subjects (MeSH)
Depressive Disorder - therapy
Interpersonal Relations
Mental Disorders - therapy
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychotherapy - methods
Abstract
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), an empirically validated treatment for depression and other disorders, is becoming more frequently used to treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses. Based on evidence that interpersonal problems contribute to the onset of psychiatric disorders, IPT helps patients to change interpersonal behavior in order to improve psychosocial functioning and relieve symptoms.
Contents
Complicated grief -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for major depression-role dispute -- Major depressive disorder-role transition -- Major depressive disorder-interpersonal deficits -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for chronic depression -- Interpersonal social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) for bipolar disorder : review and case conceptualization -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for eating disorders -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder -- Treatment of adolescent depression with interpersonal psychotherapy -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for peripartum depression -- Using IPT with older individuals -- IPT for medically ill depressed patients -- IPT and cultural issues : the case of Hispanic patients -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for women with depression : living on low incomes -- IPT in developing countries -- Maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-M) -- Interpersonal psychotherapy for group (IPT-G) -- IPT for inpatient depression -- IPT by telephone -- Afterword.
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The CLES-Scale : An Evaluation Tool for Healthcare Education

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Mikko Saarikoski, Camilla Strandell-Laine, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This contributed book is the first to focus on the Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision (CLES) framework. The origin instrument version of the CLES-scale has been published in Finland in 2002, and has generated wide European and International interest. The CLES network has pursued Europe-wide research. This book brings a unique perspective of students' clinical practicum in healthcare education and discusses how the national quality system can be used in the continual development of st…
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Saarikoski, Mikko
Strandell-Laine, Camilla
Responsibility
Mikko Saarikoski, Camilla Strandell-Laine, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 119 p.) : 11 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319636498
9783319636481 (print ed.)
9783319636504 (print ed.)
9783319876047 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Competence
Education, Medical
Education, Nursing
Health Occupations - education
Learning
Preceptorship
Specialty
Education, Medical
Abstract
This contributed book is the first to focus on the Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision (CLES) framework. The origin instrument version of the CLES-scale has been published in Finland in 2002, and has generated wide European and International interest. The CLES network has pursued Europe-wide research. This book brings a unique perspective of students' clinical practicum in healthcare education and discusses how the national quality system can be used in the continual development of student supervisory systems. The book first presents the theoretical and practical principles of clinical learning, then defines the challenges of clinical learning for mentorship, clinical staff and nurse teachers. This volume also offers examples of the benefits and future perspectives of the CLES framework in healthcare education. It is aimed at researchers and clinical professionals who contribute to students' clinical learning at universities and healthcare organisations. It is especially suitable as a learning tool for clinical staff mentorship training courses and master's level healthcare education studies.
Contents
Introduction and concept definitions -- Part I: Clinical learning environment: theoretical and practical principles -- The main elements of clinical learning in healthcare education -- Methodological issues and development process of the CLES scales -- Country validation of the CLES-scale; linguistic and cultural perspectives -- The CLES scale as a national quality tool for clinical learning and teaching -- Part II: Ensuring the high quality of a clinical learning environment -- A good clinical learning environment as an organisational challenge -- Empowering the professionalization of nurses trough mentorship: implementation of the CLES framework in an international project -- Cooperation between the clinical staff and the clinical teacher -- Part III: The CLES framework: new perspectives and areas for development -- How can patient relationships and patient experiences be better utilised in student's clinical learning? -- New ways and environments of using the CLES framework -- Possibilities of e-learning and new information technologies in clinical teaching.
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Clinical cases in autoimmune blistering diseases

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Dédée F. Murrell, editor. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2015.
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Murrell, Dédée F.
Responsibility
Dédée F. Murrell, editor
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 166 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 5
Series Title
Clinical cases in dermatology
ISBN
9783319101484 (electronic bk.)
9783319101477
Subjects (MeSH)
Autoimmune Diseases - Case Reports
Blister - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Skin - Diseases - Immunological aspects - Case studies
Contents
1. An Elderly Patient with a Generalized Pruritic Eruption -- 2. Confusion and Corticosteroids: 80-Year Old Woman with Pruritic Urticarial Plaques and Tense Blisters -- 3. Bullous Pemphigoid and Tetracycline -- 4. A 52-Year-Old Italian Male with Widespread Blistering and Erosions Refractory to Regular Dose Prednisone -- 5. Life-Threatening Pemphigus Vulgaris -- 6. A Crusted Plaque on the Right Cheek in a 45 Year Old Woman -- 7. A 52 Year Old Man with Cerebriform Vegetating Masses on the Scalp -- 8. Bullous Lesions on a Chronic Cutaneous Plaque -- 9. A 60-Year-Old Woman with Pemphigus Vulgaris Refractory to High-Dose Prednisone -- 10. Beware of Infection: 48-Year Old Woman with Refractory Mucocutaneous Blisters -- 11. A 71-Year-Old Man with Blisters on the Face and a Painful Left Thigh -- 12. A 57 Year Old Woman with Widespread Scales and Scattered Erosions -- 13. Pemphigus Foliaceus, var. Herpetiformis and Sulphonamide -- 14. A 43 Year Old with Vegetative Plaques and Erosions on the Trunk -- 15. Dermatitis Herpetiformis -- 16. A Healthy African Child with Blisters -- 17. Case Report: An 11 Year-Old Girl with Blisters -- 18. A Man with a Blistering Rash -- 19. A Chronically Ill Teenager with Blisters and Scars -- 20. Detached Epidermis in an Adult Female -- 21. Single Step Multivariant Analysis of Serum Autoantibodies in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases Using BIOCHIP® Mosaic Technology -- 22. Desquamative Gingivitis Refractory to Conventional Treatments in a Young Female Desiring to Have a Child.
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A clinician's guide to ADHD

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Joseph Sadek. (Second edition) --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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The Clinicians Guide to ADHD combines the useful diagnostic and treatment approaches advocated in different guidelines with insights from other sources, including recent literature reviews and web resources. The aim is to provide clinicians with clear, concise, and reliable advice on how to approach this complex disorder. The guidelines referred to in compiling the book derive from authoritative sources in different regions of the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europ…
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Sadek, Joseph
Responsibility
Joseph Sadek
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 118 pages)
ISBN
9783319023595 (electronic bk.)
9783319023588
Subjects (MeSH)
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity - diagnosis
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity - therapy
Psychological Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Diagnosis
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Treatment
Notes
"The work was first published in 2013 by Dr. Joseph Sadek as online publication"--t.p. verso.
Abstract
The Clinicians Guide to ADHD combines the useful diagnostic and treatment approaches advocated in different guidelines with insights from other sources, including recent literature reviews and web resources. The aim is to provide clinicians with clear, concise, and reliable advice on how to approach this complex disorder. The guidelines referred to in compiling the book derive from authoritative sources in different regions of the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. After introductory discussion of epidemiology and etiology, guidance is provided on diagnosis in different age groups, differential diagnosis, assessment for potential comorbidities, and the issue of ADHD and driving. Advice is then given on the appropriate use of pharmacological and psychosocial treatment, the management of adverse events, and follow-up. A series of relevant scales, questionnaires, and websites are also included.
Contents
Introduction -- History of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- Epidemiology and Etiology of ADHD -- Impairment in Patients with ADHD -- How to Diagnose ADHD in Children and Adolescents -- How to Diagnose ADHD in Adults -- Differential Diagnosis -- ADHD Comorbidities -- ADHD and Driving -- Pharmacological Management of ADHD -- Management of Adverse Events -- Psychosocial Treatment of ADHD -- Follow-up of Patients with ADHD -- Books for the Public -- List of Scales: Children -- List of Scales: Adults -- Snap Scale: Children -- Weiss Functional Impairment Scale: Adults -- Weiss Scale: Parent Reporting -- Weiss Scale: Self Report -- Sadek Personal Adversity Questionnaire: Adults -- Sadek Personality Difficulties Questionnaire: Adults -- Websites.
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Cognitive Screening Instruments : A Practical Approach

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A. J. Larner, editor. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This revised and updated second edition provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. It now includes additional chapters on AD8 and also methodological aspects of systematic cognitive screening instrument assessment from the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. Expert authors from around the world equip the reader with clear instructions o…
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Larner, A. J
Responsibility
A. J. Larner, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 351 pages) : 21 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319447759
9783319447742 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cognition Disorders - diagnosis
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Neuropsychological Tests
Abstract
This revised and updated second edition provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. It now includes additional chapters on AD8 and also methodological aspects of systematic cognitive screening instrument assessment from the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. Expert authors from around the world equip the reader with clear instructions on the usage of each screening instrument, its strengths and weaknesses, and the time required for administration. Rules on scoring are also provided, such as how to correct for variations in the patient's age or education, and suggested cut-off scores. Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach, Second Edition is aimed at both clinicians and professionals in disciplines allied to medicine who are called upon to assess patients with possible cognitive disorders, including neurologists, old age psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, dementia support workers, and members of memory assessment teams.
Contents
Part I. Introduction to Cognitive Screening Instruments -- 1. Introduction to Cognitive Screening Instruments: Rationale and Desiderata -- 2. Assessment of the Utility of Cognitive Screening Instruments -- Part II Patient Performance-Related Tests -- 3. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): Update on Its Diagnostic Accuracy and Clinical Utility for Cognitive Disorders -- 4. MMSE Variants and Subscores -- 5. Clock Drawing Test -- 6. Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examinations: ACE, ACE-R, ACE-III, ACEapp, and M-ACE -- 7. Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): Concept and Clinical Review -- 8. DemTect -- 9. TYM (Test Your Memory) Testing -- 10. The General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) -- 11. Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6CIT) -- 12. The Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment Screen (Qmci) -- Part III. Informant-Related Scales -- 13. The IQCODE: Using Informant Reports to Assess Cognitive Change in the Clinic and in Older Individuals Living in the Community -- 14. Brief Informant Interviews to Screen for Dementia: The AD8 and Quick Dementia Rating System -- Part IV. Conclusion -- 15. The Usage of Cognitive Screening Instruments: Test Characteristics and Suspected Diagnosis -- Erratum to: Assessment of the Utility of Cognitive Screening Instruments.
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Coma and Disorders of Consciousness

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Caroline Schnakers, Steven Laureys, editors. --London: Springer , c2012.
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In spite of medical advances and the increasing number of severely brain-injured patients, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma remain challenging. For over 10 years now, the Coma Science Group has been working on the scientific exploration of disorders of consciousness, with both scientific and clinical research agendas. This book is the result of all this work. The aim is to offer both clinicians and researchers an opportunity to acquire expertise in a field which is …
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Schnakers, Caroline
Laureys, Steven
Responsibility
Caroline Schnakers, Steven Laureys, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 169 p. : 24 ill., 10 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447124405
Subjects (MeSH)
Coma
Consciousness Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Neurosciences
Anesthesiology
Critical care medicine
Neurology
Abstract
In spite of medical advances and the increasing number of severely brain-injured patients, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma remain challenging. For over 10 years now, the Coma Science Group has been working on the scientific exploration of disorders of consciousness, with both scientific and clinical research agendas. This book is the result of all this work. The aim is to offer both clinicians and researchers an opportunity to acquire expertise in a field which is constantly developing. Besides diagnostic, prognostic and ethical issues, this book includes well-established findings on assessment techniques (i.e., behavioral scales, electrophysiological explorations and structural/functional neuroimaging) and treatment procedures, but also techniques under development (i.e., the use of classifiers, brain-computer interfaces, transcranial magnetic stimulation or deep brain stimulation) which will stimulate ideas for future research. The Coma Science Group presents here a comprehensive book for readers, regardless of whether they are already familiar with the difficult but exciting field of disorders of consciousness.
Contents
Behavioral assessment and diagnosis of disorders of consciousness -- Prognosis of patients with altered state of consciousness -- Functional imaging and impaired consciousness -- Multivariate pattern recognition analysis: brain decoding -- Spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging in disorders of consciousness -- Electrophysiology and disorders of consciousness -- Brain computer interface: a communication aid? -- Using transcranial magnetic stimulation to measure cerebral connectivity in patients with disorders of consciousness -- Sleep in disorders of consciousness -- Sensory stimulation program -- Feasibility of oral feeding in patients with disorders of consciousness -- Pharmacological treatments -- Deep Brain Stimulation -- The ethics of managing disorders of consciousness -- Future perspectives of clinical coma science.
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Controversies in obesity

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David Haslam, Arya M. Sharma, Carel W. le Roux, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term conditions. Controversies in Obesity takes the unique approach of assessing the controversies surrounding obesity, thus seeking to debunk the myths and highlight and explore the genuine science, whilst d…
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Haslam, David W
Sharma, Arya M
Le Roux, Carel W
Responsibility
David Haslam, Arya M. Sharma, Carel W. le Roux, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages)
ISBN
9781447128342 (electronic bk.)
9781447128335
Subjects (MeSH)
Obesity
Subjects (LCSH)
Obesity
Abstract
Obesity is a relatively new and controversial field of medicine. Some of the controversies surrounding obesity can be dismissed as myths, others reveal the lack of consensus and comprehensive knowledge which exist in obesity and its complex relationship with diabetes and other serious long-term conditions. Controversies in Obesity takes the unique approach of assessing the controversies surrounding obesity, thus seeking to debunk the myths and highlight and explore the genuine science, whilst demonstrating areas where there is healthy debate. This book will appeal to primary care physicians, trainees and specialist nurses involved in care of the obese patient, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of obesity and its management.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Obesity : Why Bother? / Stephan Rössner -- -- Part II: Sociopolitical -- Too Late to Challenge the Modern Obesity Epidemic? / Neville J. Rigby -- Government Action to Tackle Obesity / Susan A. Jebb -- Why Are Governments Abdicating from Dealing with the Obesity Crisis? / Boyd A. Swinburn -- Childhood Habits and the Obesity Epidemic / Michael E.J. Lean -- Obesity and Sexuality / David W. Haslam -- Fat on Display / David W. Haslam -- Part III. Causes -- The Emerging Paradigm Shift in Understanding the Causes of Obesity / Shamil A. Chandaria -- Adenoviruses and Obesity / Richard L. Atkinson -- The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Obesity / Kristine H. Allin and Oluf Pedersen -- Saturated Fat in Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity : Friend or Foe? / Aseem Malhotra -- Childhood Obesity and the Environment / Paul A. Whaley -- Genetics and Epigenetics : Myths or Facts? / Kirsi H. Pietiläinen -- Chronicities of Modernity and the Contained Body as an Explanation for the Global Pandemic of Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome / Dennis Wiedman -- Part IV. Clinical -- Screening for Type 2 Diabetes / Laura J. Gray, Melanie J. Davies, and Kamlesh Khunti -- Assessing the Cardiometabolic Risk of Obesity : Importance of Visceral/Ectopic Fat and of the Use of Hypertriglyceridemic Waist / Jean-Pierre Després -- Moving Beyond Scales and Tapes : The Edmonton Obesity Staging System / Arya M. Sharma -- Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Bertrand R. de Silva -- Obesity and the Heart Disease Patient : Controversies Abound / Henry J. Purcell -- Obesity, Diabetes and Dental Health : Relationship and Management / Rajesh Chauhan -- Very Low Calorie Diets : Saint or Sinner? / Debbie R.J. Cook -- Obesity and the Mind / David W. Haslam -- Adipose Tissue Expansion for Improving Glycemic Control / Niklil V. Dhurandhar -- Should Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Be Restricted in the Obese? / Tim S. Waters -- Is It Time to Rename Obesity Management as Secondary Prevention? / Matthew S. Capehorn -- Part V. Childhood -- Childhood Obesity : What Harm, Any Solutions? / Julian Paul Hamilton-Shield -- Residential Weight Loss Camps for Children and Young People / Paul J. Gately -- Part VI. Treatment -- Sibutramine and Rimonabant : A Postmortem Forensic Examination / Gary Wittert -- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding : The Physicians Choice in Bariatric Surgery / John B. Dixon -- Challenges Faced by the Bariatric Multidisciplinary Team / Wen Bun Leong and Shahrad Taheri-- The Controversies Around Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass / Carel W. le Roux -- Weight Gain on Glucose-Lowering Agents / Abdul Fattah Lakhdar -- Tipping the Scales of Truth : Why the Energy Balance Equation Is a Dangerous Lie / Damian Edwards -- OTC Slimming Aids / Terry Maguire -- Overcoming Sloth / Fred Turok.
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COVID-19 in New York City : An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression

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Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book is the first social epidemiological study of COVID-19 spread in New York City (NYC), the primary epicenter of the United States. New York City spread COVID-19 throughout the United States. The context of epicenter formation determined the rapid, extreme rise of NYC case and mortality rates. Decades of public policies destructive of poor neighborhoods of color heavily determined the spread within the City. Premature mortality rates revealed the "weathering" of policy-targeted communiti…
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Wallace, Deborah
Other Authors
Wallace, Rodrick
Responsibility
Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 77 p.) : 29 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783030596248
9783030596231 (Print ed.)
9783030596255 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 - epidemiology
Healthcare Disparities
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities - ethnology
Minority Health
Sociology, Medical
Other Subjects
New York City
Specialty
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Minority Health
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book is the first social epidemiological study of COVID-19 spread in New York City (NYC), the primary epicenter of the United States. New York City spread COVID-19 throughout the United States. The context of epicenter formation determined the rapid, extreme rise of NYC case and mortality rates. Decades of public policies destructive of poor neighborhoods of color heavily determined the spread within the City. Premature mortality rates revealed the "weathering" of policy-targeted communities: accelerated aging due to chronic stress. COVID attacks the elderly more severely than those under the age of 60. Communities with high proportions of prematurely aged residents proved fertile ground for COVID illness and mortality. The very public policies that created swaths of white wealth across much of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn destroyed the human diversity needed to ride out crises. An exemplary study in health disparities, COVID-19 in New York City: An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression is essential reading for social epidemiologists, public health researchers of health disparities, those in public service tasked with addressing these problems, and infectious disease scientists who focus on spread in human populations of new zoonotic diseases. The brief also should appeal to students in these fields, civil rights scholars, science writers, medical anthropologists and sociologists, medical and public health historians, public health economists, and public policy scientists.
Contents
1. Premature Death Rate Geography in New York City: Implications for COVID-19 -- 2. NYC COVID Markers at the ZIP Code Level -- 3. Prospero’s New Castles: COVID Infection and Premature Mortality in the NY Metro Region -- 4. Pandemic Firefighting vs. Pandemic Fire Prevention -- 5. Conclusion: Scales of Time in Disasters.
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Cutaneous Biometrics

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edited by Howard Maibach, Nily Osman. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This handbook covers the essential subject areas of cutaneous biometrics, including acne, aging, genetics, eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, wound healing, and more. Erythema of rosacea and the risk of skin ulceration associated with oral nicorandil therapy are covered in detail. Various areas of acne are addressed, including acne severity grading, the assessment of general health and quality of life in patients with acne, and the effect of automated online counseling on clinical o…
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Maibach, Howard
Osman, Nily
Responsibility
edited by Howard Maibach, Nily Osman
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 990 p.) : 100 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319565910
Subjects (MeSH)
Biometry - methods
Outcome Assessment, Health Care
Skin Diseases
Treatment Outcome
Specialty
Dermatology
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
This handbook covers the essential subject areas of cutaneous biometrics, including acne, aging, genetics, eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, wound healing, and more. Erythema of rosacea and the risk of skin ulceration associated with oral nicorandil therapy are covered in detail. Various areas of acne are addressed, including acne severity grading, the assessment of general health and quality of life in patients with acne, and the effect of automated online counseling on clinical outcomes and quality of life among adolescents with acne vulgaris. Other topics include the development and validation of a clinical scale for the evaluation of forearm skin photoaging and a scoring system for mucosal disease severity. This is an ideal reference for biomedical engineering researchers and clinicians working in the field of dermatology interested in a deeper understanding of cutaneous biometrics and how it can be applied to their work. This book also broadens reader understanding of the importance of creating meaningful dermatological patient outcome measurements and the use of the physician global assessment in a clinical setting to measure and track patient outcomes. Details the guidelines on the measurement of ultraviolet radiation levels in ultraviolet phototherapy.
Contents
Acne Severity Grading: Determining Essential Clinical Component and Features -- Atopic Dermatitis Outcome Measures -- Autoimmune Blistering Disease: Outcome Measures -- Cutaneous Outcome Measures of Adult Dermatomyositis -- Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Outcome Instruments: Reliability and Validity Among Dermatologists, Pulmonologists, and Rheumatologists -- Dermoepidermal Adhesion Strength Measurement Using Suction Blisters -- Facial Erythema of Rosacea: Grading Scales -- Pemphigus Disease Activity Measurements: Pemphigus Disease Area Index, Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score, and Pemphigus Vulgaris Activity Score -- Pemphigus Vulgaris: An Evidence-Based Treatment Update -- Rosacea Severity Assessment: Review of Evaluation Methods Used in Clinical Trials.
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Debates About Neuroethics : Perspectives on Its Development, Focus, and Future

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Eric Racine, John Aspler, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This is the first book entirely dedicated to exploring issues associated with the nature of neuroethics. It reflects on some of the underlying assumptions in neuroethics, and the implications of those assumptions with respect to training and education programs, research activities, policy engagement, public discourse, teaching, ethics consultation and mentoring, to name but a few areas of interest. Internationally respected and emerging leaders in the area have taken up the pen to express and d…
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Racine, Eric
Aspler, John
Responsibility
Eric Racine, John Aspler, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 263 pages)
Series Title
Advances in neuroethics
ISBN
9783319546513
9783319546506 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics, Research
Neurosciences - ethics
Abstract
This is the first book entirely dedicated to exploring issues associated with the nature of neuroethics. It reflects on some of the underlying assumptions in neuroethics, and the implications of those assumptions with respect to training and education programs, research activities, policy engagement, public discourse, teaching, ethics consultation and mentoring, to name but a few areas of interest. Internationally respected and emerging leaders in the area have taken up the pen to express and debate their views about the development, focus and future of neuroethics. They share their analyses and make recommendations regarding how neuroscience could more effectively explore and tackle its philosophical, ethical, and societal implications.
Contents
Part I: Development and History of Neuroethics / Section Introduction: Development and History of Neuroethics / Eric Racine (et al.) -- Nudging Toward Neuroethics: Prehistory and Foundations / Albert R. Jonsen -- Evolution of Neuroethics / Walter Glannon -- Toward a Pragmatic Neuroethics in Theory and Practice / Joseph J. Fins -- Born Free: The Theory and Practice of Neuroethical Exceptionalism / Fernando Vidal (et al.) -- Part II: Focus, Theories, and Methodologies in Neuroethics / Section Introduction: Focus, Theories, and Methodologies in Neuroethics / Eric Racine (et al.) -- Theoretical Framing of Neuroethics: The Need for a Conceptual Approach / Kathinka Evers (et al.) -- Neuroethics: A Renewed View of Morality? Intentions and the Moral Point of View / Bernard Baertschi -- Is It Time to Abandon the Strong Interpretation of the Dual-Process Model in Neuroethics? / Veljko Dubljevic -- Neuroethics and Policy at the National Security Interface: A Test Case for Neuroethics Theory and Methodology / Nicholas G. Evans (et al.) -- Part III: The Future of Research Programs, Training, and International Neuroethics / Section Introduction: The Future of Research Programs, Training, and International Neuroethics / Eric Racine (et al.) -- Models of Engagement in Neuroethics Programs: Past, Present, and Future / Laura Specker Sullivan (et al.) -- Future of Neuroethics Research and Training / Tom Buller -- Growing Up with Neuroethics: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons from Being a Graduate Student at a Disciplinary Crossroads / Cynthia Forlini -- Neuroethics Research in Europe / Ralf J. Jox (et al.) -- Neuroethical Engagement on Interdisciplinary and International Scales / John R. Shook (et al.) -- Biopolitics of Neuroethics / Fabrice Jotterand (et al.).
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Delirium in Elderly Patients

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Ahmet Turan Isik, George T. Grossberg, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly, and practical account of delirium that will be of value for all doctors and nurses involved in the care of the elderly. It not only offers a state of the art update on delirium, covering its history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, causes, prevention, and management, but also presents evidence-based and practical information relevant to daily clinical routine. Owing to the complex multifactorial causes of delirium, different a…
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Isik, Ahmet Turan
Grossberg, George T.
Responsibility
Ahmet Turan Isik, George T. Grossberg, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 135 p.) : 4 illus., 3 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319652399
9783319652375 (print ed.)
9783319652382 (print ed.)
9783319879826 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Delirium
Specialty
Geriatrics
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly, and practical account of delirium that will be of value for all doctors and nurses involved in the care of the elderly. It not only offers a state of the art update on delirium, covering its history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, causes, prevention, and management, but also presents evidence-based and practical information relevant to daily clinical routine. Owing to the complex multifactorial causes of delirium, different aspects of delirium in the elderly are discussed from a variety of perspectives. The book closes by presenting a series of case vignettes, delirium assessment tools and screening scales, and a list of those drugs highly associated with delirium. Delirium is a cognitive disorder characterized by deficits in attention, arousal, consciousness, memory, orientation, perception, speech, and language. It is a common and serious problem among older persons at every healthcare interface. Although it occurs in 10-60% of the older hospitalized population, delirium remains a relatively misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition. This book will be of interest to professionals working in geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, general psychiatry, or neurology, internists, intensive care unit specialists, and all who care for the elderly in hospitals or the community.
Contents
1. Delirium: From Past to Present -- 2. Pathogenesis of Delirium -- 3. Delirium: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis -- 4. Delirium Superimposed on Dementia -- 5. Approach to the Elderly Patient with Delirium: Geriatrician’s Perspective -- 6. The US Geriatric Psychiatry Approach to Delirium -- 7. Approach to the Elderly Patient with Delirium: A Neurologist’s Perspective -- 8. Approach to the Elderly Patient with Delirium: The Intensive Care Specialist’s Perspective -- 9. Approach to the Elderly Patient with Delirium: Nursing Perspective -- 10. Delirium Prevention: Update on Multidisciplinary, Non-drug Prevention of Delirium Among Hospitalized Elderly -- 11. Case Vignettes.
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Dementia in clinical practice : a neurological perspective : pragmatic studies in the cognitive function clinic

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A. J. Larner. (Second edition) --London: Springer , c2014.
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This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized book addresses neurological contributions to the diagnosis and management of dementia through a longitudinal examination of the work undertaken in a dedicated neurological dementia clinic. It covers the use of cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments and their diagnostic utility and the use of other diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic mix is discussed in terms of both neuropsychological syndro…
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Larner, A. J
Responsibility
A. J. Larner
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 386 pages)
ISBN
9781447163718 (electronic bk.)
9781447163701
Subjects (MeSH)
Dementia - diagnosis
Dementia - therapy
Health Services Research
Neurologic Examination - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Dementia - Diagnosis
Dementia - Treatment
Neurology
Psychiatry
Abstract
This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized book addresses neurological contributions to the diagnosis and management of dementia through a longitudinal examination of the work undertaken in a dedicated neurological dementia clinic. It covers the use of cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments and their diagnostic utility and the use of other diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic mix is discussed in terms of both neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is the use of conventional treatments for dementia and the impact of national directives (e.g. NICE, National Dementia Strategy) on day-to-day clinical practice. Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective, Second Edition is an illustrated, practical resource for medical professionals involved in the assessment and management of dementia patients. It is of particular benefit to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care practitioners and those working in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nursing.
Contents
Referral Patterns -- A Brief Note on Methodology: Pragmatic Diagnostic Accuracy Studies -- History and Neurological Examination -- Assessment with Cognitive Screening Instruments and Comparison of Scales -- Assessment with Non-cognitive Screening Instruments and Combinations of Scales -- Investigation -- Diagnosis (1): Cognitive Syndromes, Comorbidities, and No Diagnosis -- Diagnosis (2): Dementia Disorders -- Management -- Conclusion.
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Dry Mouth : A Clinical Guide on Causes, Effects and Treatments

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Guy Carpenter, editor. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2015.
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This wide-ranging guide to dry mouth, or xerostomia, is intended to meet the needs of dentists by providing information on all clinically relevant aspects. After introductory discussion of salivary secretion and function, the potential causes of dry mouth, including diseases affecting saliva production, drugs and irradiation, are examined. Symptoms and signs such as altered taste, bacterial changes and infection are discussed, and impacts on quality of life, described. Diagnostic issues are ful…
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Carpenter, Guy
Responsibility
Guy Carpenter, editor
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 218 p. : 31 illus., 23 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642551543
9783642551536 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Xerostomia
Abstract
This wide-ranging guide to dry mouth, or xerostomia, is intended to meet the needs of dentists by providing information on all clinically relevant aspects. After introductory discussion of salivary secretion and function, the potential causes of dry mouth, including diseases affecting saliva production, drugs and irradiation, are examined. Symptoms and signs such as altered taste, bacterial changes and infection are discussed, and impacts on quality of life, described. Diagnostic issues are fully explored, covering the use of clinical scoring scales, difficulties in assessment, detection of early signs and the role of salivary biomarkers. The full range of treatment options and preventive measures is then described, including the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy to spare salivary function, the value of artificial salivas and the beneficial effects of regular chewing. The book closes by considering future treatment avenues and the potential for salivary gland regeneration.
Contents
Part I. Background Topics -- 1. Introduction -- Part II. Causes -- 2. Diseases Causing Oral Dryness -- 3. Medication-Induced Dry Mouth -- 4. Cancer-/Cancer Treatment-Related Salivary Gland Dysfunction -- Part III. Effects -- 5. Oral Dryness, Dietary Intake, and Alterations in Taste -- 6. Xerostomia and the Oral Microflora -- 7. Subjective Aspects of Dry Mouth -- Part IV. Diagnosis -- 8. Clinical Scoring Scales for Assessment of Dry Mouth -- .9 Imaging of Salivary Glands -- Part V. Treatment -- 10. New Radiotherapy Techniques for the Prevention of Radiotherapy- Induced Xerostomia -- 1.1 Artificial Salivas: Why Are They Not More Useful? -- 12. The Beneficial Effects of Regular Chewing -- 13. Future Prevention and Treatment of Radiation-Induced Hyposalivation.
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DSM-5 guidebook : the essential companion to the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition

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Donald W. Black, Jon E. Grant. --Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing , c2014.
Call Number
WM 141 B627d 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 141 B627d 2014
Author
Black, Donald W
Corporate Author
American Psychiatric Association
Other Authors
Grant, Jon E
Responsibility
Donald W. Black, Jon E. Grant
Alternate Title
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition guidebook
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
543 p.
ISBN
9781585624652
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - classification - Handbooks
Mental Disorders - diagnosis - Handbooks
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales - Handbooks
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed.
Contents
The march to DSM-5 -- Use of DSM-5 and major changes from DSM-IV -- Neurodevelopmental disorders -- Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders -- Mood disorders -- Anxiety disorders -- Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders -- Trauma and stressor-related disorders -- Dissociative disorders -- Somatic symptom and related disorders -- Feeding and eating disorders -- Elimination disorders -- Sleep-wake disorders -- Sexual dysfunctions, gender dysphoria, and paraphilic disorders -- Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders -- Substance-related and addictive disorders -- Neurocognitive disorders -- Personality disorders -- Medication-induced movement disorders and other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention -- Conditions for further study -- Assessments and models -- Alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders.
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Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
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2
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3 weeks
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Eating, Drinking: Surviving : The International Year of Global Understanding, IYGU

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Peter Jackson, Walter E.L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2016.
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This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival.
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Jackson, Peter
Spiess, Walter E.L.
Sultana, Farhana
Responsibility
Peter Jackson, Walter E.L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 105 p.) : 32 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in global understanding
ISBN
9783319424682
9783319424675 (Print ed.)
9783319424699 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-7784
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Supply
Health Planning
Internationality
Nutrition Policy
Socioeconomic Factors
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival.
Contents
Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Eating, Drinking, and Surviving -- Globalization and Malnutrition: Geographical Perspectives on Its Paradoxes -- Drinking Water -- The Politics and Consequences of Virtual Water Export -- Integrated Water Resources Management as a New Approach to Water Security -- Surviving as an Unequal Community: WASH for Those on the Margins -- Challenges to Food Security in a Changing World -- Moral Economies of Food in the Socialist/Post-socialist World -- The Nutrition Transition in Developing Asia: Dietary Change, Drivers and Health Impacts -- Food Sovereignty and the Possibilities for an Equitable, Just and Sustainable Food System -- Food Security and Food Waste.
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Effective Training of Arthroscopic Skills

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Mustafa Karahan, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Pietro Randelli, Gabriëlle J.M. Tuijthof, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer ; ESSKA , c2015.
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This book explains how training in arthroscopic skills is best carried out in order to keep up to date with advances in arthroscopy, meet the ever-increasing demand for high-quality care, and respond to changes in available training time. State of the art developments regarding tools, performance monitoring, and learning strategies are presented, and practical guidelines provided for direct implementation in daily clinical practice. The coverage of simulation-based training ranges from the use …
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Karahan, Mustafa
Kerkhoffs, Gino M.M.J
Randelli, Pietro
Tuijthof, Gabriëlle J.M
Other Authors
European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Responsibility
Mustafa Karahan, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Pietro Randelli, Gabriëlle J.M. Tuijthof, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer ; ESSKA
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 173 p. : 55 illus., 30 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662449431
9783662449424 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthroscopy - education
Clinical Competence
Computer Simulation
Orthopedics - education
Abstract
This book explains how training in arthroscopic skills is best carried out in order to keep up to date with advances in arthroscopy, meet the ever-increasing demand for high-quality care, and respond to changes in available training time. State of the art developments regarding tools, performance monitoring, and learning strategies are presented, and practical guidelines provided for direct implementation in daily clinical practice. The coverage of simulation-based training ranges from the use of wet labs and box trainers through to sophisticated virtual reality simulators. Subsequent sections on objective performance tracking of training outside and in the operating room cover a variety of key aspects, including psychomotor learning, the adequacy of performance measures, evidence-based thresholds, preclinical training strategies, the role of global rating scales, and video tools. As a result of the success of arthroscopy, its role in the orthopaedic armamentarium is continuously increasing and ever more complex surgeries are being performed arthroscopically. Effective training in arthroscopy is essential to good outcomes. The guidance provided in this book by acknowledged experts in the field will assist in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of arthroscopic training and in enhancing patient safety.
Contents
1. Obstacles Faced in the Classical Training System: Why Is There a Need for Newer Systems? -- Part 1. Psychomotor Skills: Learning and Education -- 2. Needs and Wishes from the Arthroscopy Community -- 3. Theory on Psychomotor Learning Applied to Arthroscopy -- 4. Enabling Lifelong Learning and Team Skills to Support Arthroscopic Performance -- Part 2. Simulated Environments -- 5. Traditional Wet Labs and Industry Involvement -- 6. Physical Simulators -- 7. Virtual Reality Simulators -- 8. Theory on Simulator Validation -- 9. Simulator Evaluation -- 10. Preclinical Training Strategies -- Part 3. Skills Performance Tracking -- 11. What Measures Represent Performance? -- 12. What Thresholds Are Evidence Based? -- 13. Monitoring Performance and Progression in the Operating Theatre -- 14. Guidelines and Concluding Remarks.
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