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Atlas of spinal imaging : phenotypes, measurements, and classification systems

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edited by Philip Louie. --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier , c2022.
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Spine-related pain is the world’s leading disabling condition, affecting every population and a frequent reason for seeking medical consultation and obtaining imaging studies. Numerous spinal phenotypes (observations/traits) and their respective measurements performed on various spine imaging have been shown to directly correlate and predict clinical outcomes.
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edited by Philip Louie
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Spinal imaging
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2022
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1 online resource, 282 p.
ISBN
9780323761116
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging
Spinal Cord Diseases - diagnosis
Spinal Diseases - diagnosis
Spinal Diseases - therapy
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Diagnostic Imaging
Orthopedics
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Spine-related pain is the world’s leading disabling condition, affecting every population and a frequent reason for seeking medical consultation and obtaining imaging studies. Numerous spinal phenotypes (observations/traits) and their respective measurements performed on various spine imaging have been shown to directly correlate and predict clinical outcomes.
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Emery's elements of medical genetics and genomics

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Peter D. Turnpenny, Sian Ellard, Ruth Cleaver. (16th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2022.
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Long recognized as a leading textbook in this fast-moving field, Emery's Elements of Medical Genetics and Genomics offers current, complete information with a strong basis in practical clinical genetics and genomics for medical school and beyond. The 16th Edition of this award-winning text has been thoroughly updated throughout and includes case-based and multiple-choice questions, end-of-chapter summaries, an extensive glossary, and convenient online access, making it an ideal choice for all …
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Turnpenny, Peter D.
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Ellard, Sian
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Peter D. Turnpenny, Sian Ellard, Ruth Cleaver
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16th ed.
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Emery's elements of medical genetics & genomics
Elements of medical genetics and genomics
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Philadelphia, PA
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Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2022
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1 online resource, 448 p.
ISBN
9780702079665
Subjects (MeSH)
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetics, Medical
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Medical genetics
Genetics, Medical
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
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Genetics, Medical
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Long recognized as a leading textbook in this fast-moving field, Emery's Elements of Medical Genetics and Genomics offers current, complete information with a strong basis in practical clinical genetics and genomics for medical school and beyond. The 16th Edition of this award-winning text has been thoroughly updated throughout and includes case-based and multiple-choice questions, end-of-chapter summaries, an extensive glossary, and convenient online access, making it an ideal choice for all medical undergraduates as well as postgraduates seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge.
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International Perspectives in Values-Based Mental Health Practice : Case Studies and Commentaries

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Drozdstoy Stoyanov, Bill Fulford, Giovanni Stanghellini, Werdie Van Staden, Michael TH Wong, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This open access book offers essential information on values-based practice (VBP): the clinical skills involved, teamwork and person-centered care, links between values and evidence, and the importance of partnerships in shared decision-making. Different cultures have different values; for example, partnership in decision-making looks very different, from the highly individualized perspective of European and North American cultures to the collective and family-oriented perspectives common in So…
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Fulford, Bill
Stanghellini, Giovanni
Van Staden, Werdie
Wong, Michael T.H.
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Drozdstoy Stoyanov, Bill Fulford, Giovanni Stanghellini, Werdie Van Staden, Michael TH Wong, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
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Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 436 p.) : 10 illus., 8 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030478520
9783030478513 (Print ed.)
9783030478537 (Print ed.)
9783030478544 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Cultural Competency
Culturally Competent Care
Ethics, Clinical
Mental Health Services - ethics
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Ethics
Mental Health Services
Psychiatry
Sociology, Medical
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This open access book offers essential information on values-based practice (VBP): the clinical skills involved, teamwork and person-centered care, links between values and evidence, and the importance of partnerships in shared decision-making. Different cultures have different values; for example, partnership in decision-making looks very different, from the highly individualized perspective of European and North American cultures to the collective and family-oriented perspectives common in South East Asia. In turn, African cultures offer yet another perspective, one that falls between these two extremes (called batho pele). The book will benefit everyone concerned with the practical challenges of delivering mental health services. Accordingly, all contributions are developed on the basis of case vignettes, and cover a range of situations in which values underlie tensions or uncertainties regarding how to proceed in clinical practice. Examples include the patient’s autonomy and best interest, the physician’s commitment to establishing high standards of clinical governance, clinical versus community best interest, institutional versus clinical interests, patients insisting on medically unsound but legal treatments etc. Thus far, VBP publications have mainly dealt with clinical scenarios involving individual values (of clinicians and patients). Our objective with this book is to develop a model of VBP that is culturally much broader in scope. As such, it offers a vital resource for mental health stakeholders in an increasingly inter-connected world. It also offers opportunities for cross-learning in values-based practice between cultures with very different clinical care traditions.
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1. Surprised by Values: An Introduction to Values-Based Practice and the Use of Personal Narratives in This Book -- Part I. Exemplars -- 2. Migration Narratives: An Introduction to Part I, Exemplars -- 3. Antonella: ‘A Stranger in the Family’—A Case Study of Eating Disorders Across Cultures - 4. The Role of Culture, Values and Trauma in Shaping Abnormal Bodily Experience in Migrants -- 5. Premorbid Personality and Expatriation as Possible Risk Factors for Brief Psychotic Disorder: A Case Report from Post-Soviet Bulgaria -- Part II. Theory -- 6. Theory First: An Introduction to Part II, Theory -- 7. The Will to Beauty as a Therapeutic Agent: Aesthetic Values in the Treatment of Addictive Disorders -- 8. Anorexia as Religion: Ocularcentrism as a Cultural Value and a Compensation Strategy in Persons with Eating Disorders -- 9. Ethos, Embodiment, Psychosis: Losing One’s Home-Identity Stakes -- 10. African Personhood, Humanism, and Critical Sankofaism: The Case of Male Suicide in Ghana -- 11. Madness, Mythopoetry and Medicine -- 12. Inside and Out: How Western Patriarchal Cultural Contexts Shape Women’s Relationships with Their Bodies -- 13. Spiritual, Religious and Ethical Values in a Suicidal Individual -- 14. Cultural Values, Religion and Psychosis: Five Short Stories -- Part III. Practice -- 15. Vectors of Best Practice: An Introduction to Part III, Practice -- 16. Cross-Cultural Factors and Identity in Adolescence -- 17. Multidisciplinary Teamwork and the Insanity Defence: A Case of Infanticide in Iraq -- 18. Colonial Values and Asylum Care in Brazil: Reclaiming the Streets Through Carnival in Rio de Janeiro -- 19. Alcohol Use Disorder in a Culture That Normalizes the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages: The Conflicts for Decision-Making -- 20. Living at the Edge of Compromise: Balkan Pluralism as a Resource for Balanced Decision-Making -- 21. “Thinking Too Much”: A Clash of Legitimate Values in Clinical Practice Calls for an Indaba Guided by African Values-Based Practice -- 22. Three Points in Time: How Values and Culture Affected My Life, Madness and the People Around Me -- 23. Recovery and Cultural Values: On Our Own Terms (A Dialogue) -- Part IV. Science -- 24. Linking Science with People: An Introduction to Part IV, Science -- 25. A Cross-Cultural Values-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative (Conversion) Disorders -- 26. Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder or Neuroenhancement of Socially Accepted Modesty? The Case of Ms. Suzuki -- 27. Non-traditional Religion, Hyper-Religiosity and Psychopathology: The Story of Ivan from Bulgaria -- 28. Journey into Genes: Cultural Values and the (Near) Future of Genetic Counselling in Mental Health -- 29. Policy-Making Indabas to Prevent “Not Listening”: An Added Recommendation from the Life Esidimeni Tragedy -- 30. Covert Treatment in a Cross-Cultural Setting -- 31. Discouragement Towards Seeking Health Care of Older People in Rural China: The Influence of Culture and Structural Constraints -- 32. Discovering Myself, a Journey of Rediscovery -- Part V. Training -- 33. Training for Task: An Introduction to Part V, Training -- 34. Values-Based Practice When Engaging with Voice-Hearers -- 35. Dharma Therapy: A Buddhist Counselling Approach to Acknowledging and Enhancing Perspectives, Attitudes and Values - 36. Dangerous Liaisons: Science, Tradition, and Qur’anic Healing in the Dakhla Oasis of Egypt -- 37. Know Thyself: Jane Discovers the Value of Her Depression -- 38. Case Studies in the Culture of Professional Football Players and Mental Welfare and Wellbeing -- 39. Sexual Orientation Change Efforts and VBP -- 40. Values, Meanings, Hermeneutics and Mental Health -- 41. Disha: Building Bridges-Removing Barriers: Where Excluded and Privileged Young Adults Meet -- 42. Online Counseling “The World Without a Label” -- Part VI. Reflections -- 43. The Realpolitik of Values-Based Practice: An Introduction to Part VI, Reflections -- 44. Reflections on the Impact of Mental Health Ward Staff Training in Race Equality and Values-Based Practice -- 45. Connecting Patients, Practitioners and Regulators in Supporting Positive Experiences and Processes of Shared Decision-Making: A Case Study in Co-production -- 46. Beyond the Color Bar: Sharing Narratives in Order to Promote a Clearer Understanding of Mental Health Issues Across Cultural and Racial Boundaries -- 47. Co-writing Values: What We Did and Why We Did It -- After Word: Where Next with the Book.
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The Illustrative Book of Cartilage Repair

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Deepak Rajkumar Goyal, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book employs a wealth of high-quality illustrations to provide the reader with a detailed understanding of the anatomy and the histology of the cartilage, the etiology and the classification of the cartilage lesions, and the numerous techniques employed for cartilage repair. Detailed attention is devoted to healthy cartilage, to each stage in the degenerative process, and to the response of the cartilage to the treatment. Imaging of the damaged and the repaired cartilage, as well as the in…
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Goyal, Deepak Rajkumar
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Deepak Rajkumar Goyal, editor
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Cham
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Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
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1 online resource (xvii, 270 p.) : 290 illus., 259 illus. in color
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9783030471545
9783030471538 (Print ed.)
9783030471552 (Print ed.)
9783030471569 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cartilage Diseases - surgery
Cartilage, Articular - surgery
Specialty
Orthopedic Procedures
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This book employs a wealth of high-quality illustrations to provide the reader with a detailed understanding of the anatomy and the histology of the cartilage, the etiology and the classification of the cartilage lesions, and the numerous techniques employed for cartilage repair. Detailed attention is devoted to healthy cartilage, to each stage in the degenerative process, and to the response of the cartilage to the treatment. Imaging of the damaged and the repaired cartilage, as well as the information on the biomechanics are provided in great detail. The chapters on the techniques cover a wide range of approaches: marrow stimulation techniques, osteochondral cylinder transfer techniques, first, second and third generation autologous chondrocyte implantation techniques, allografts, cell-based therapies, orthobiologic approaches, and the role of 3D printing. The chapters closes with a consideration of the success of rehabilitation devices and the long-term results of cartilage repair.The book will be invaluable for all general orthopaedic and arthroscopic surgeons seeking a deeper knowledge of cartilage science and will help to dispel the confusion that still surrounds the reparative treatment. The authors are recognized experts in the fields of cartilage histology, assessment, classification, and repair.
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1. The Science of Illustrated Cartilage Repair and Its Rationale -- 2. The Illustrative Anatomy and the Histology of the Healthy Hyaline Cartilage -- 3. The Illustrative Anatomy and the Histology of the Degenerative Hyaline Cartilage -- 4. The Illustrative Role of the Subchondral Bone and the Overlying Cartilage -- 5. The Illustrative Biomechanics of a Chondral Injury -- 6. The Classifications of the Chondral Lesions -- 7. The Illustrative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Chondral and the Osteochondral Lesions -- 8. The Illustrative Role of Cells in Cartilage Repair -- 9. The Illustrative Chondral and Osteochondral Scaffolds in Cartilage Repair -- 10. The Illustrative Marrow Stimulation Techniques for Cartilage Repair: The Microfracture Technique -- 11. The Illustrative Osteochondral Cylinder Transfer Techniques for Cartilage Repair: The Mosaicplasty Technique -- 12. The Illustrative Osteochondral Cylinder Transfer Techniques for Cartilage Repair: The OATS Technique -- 13. The Illustrative First and Second Generation Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) for Cartilage Repair -- 14. The Illustrative Membrane Based Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Cartilage Repair -- 15. The Illustrative Third Generation Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Cartilage Repair: The Gel Based ACI Technique -- 16. The Illustrative Single-Stage Cartilage Repair Technique with Chitosan-Based Bioscaffold (BST-CarGel) -- 17. The Illustrative Multilayer Scaffolds for the Single-Stage Cartilage Repair in the Osteochondral Lesions -- 18. The Illustrative Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate and Hyaluronan-Based Scaffold Technique for Single-Stage Cartilage Repair -- 19. The Illustrative Overlay Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (Overlay ACI) Technique for Repair of the Extra-Large Osteochondral Defects -- 20. The Illustrative Osteochondral Allograft-Based Cartilage Repair -- 21. The Illustrative 3D Bioprinting in Cartilage Repair -- 22. The Illustrative Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Assessment of Cartilage Repair.
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Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine : A Roadmap for Healthcare Organizations and the Women Physicians Who Work for Them

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Amy S. Gottlieb. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Women now represent over half of medical school matriculants, almost half of residents and fellows, and over a third of practicing physicians nationally. Despite considerable representation among the physician workforce, women are paid 75 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts after accounting for specialty, geography, time in practice, and average hours per week worked. This pay gap is significantly greater than the one reported for US women workers as a whole and has shown …
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Amy S. Gottlieb
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
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1 online resource (ix, 93 p.) : 10 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030510312
9783030510305 (Print ed.)
9783030510329 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gender Equity
Health Services Administration - economics
Organizational Innovation
Physicians, Women - economics
Salaries and Fringe Benefits - economics
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
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Women now represent over half of medical school matriculants, almost half of residents and fellows, and over a third of practicing physicians nationally. Despite considerable representation among the physician workforce, women are paid 75 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts after accounting for specialty, geography, time in practice, and average hours per week worked. This pay gap is significantly greater than the one reported for US women workers as a whole and has shown little improvement over time. While much has been written about the problem, a robust discussion about how to rectify the situation has been missing from the conversation. Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine is the first comprehensive assessment of how cultural expectations and compensation methodologies in medicine work together to perpetuate salary disparities between men and women physicians. Since the gender gap reflects a convergence of forces within our healthcare enterprises, achieving pay equity can be an overwhelming undertaking for institutions and their leaders. However, compensation is foremost a business endeavor. Therefore, a roadmap for operationalizing equity within the finance, human resources, and compliance structures of our organizations is critical to eliminating disparities. The roadmap described in this book breaks down the component parts of compensation methodology to reveal their unintentional impact on salary equity and lays out processes and procedures that support new approaches to generate fair and equitable outcomes. Additionally, the roadmap is anchored in change management principles that address institutional culture and provide momentum toward salary equity. The book begins with a review of the evidence on the gender pay gap in medicine. The following chapter discusses how gender-based differences in performance assessments, specialty choice, domestic responsibilities, negotiation, professional resources, sponsorship, and clinical productivity accumulate across women’s careers in medicine and impact evaluation, promotion, and therefore compensation in the healthcare workplace. The next two chapters focus, respectively, on how compensation is determined - highlighting potential pitfalls for pay equity - and regulatory and legal considerations. Chapters 5 and 6 explore organizational infrastructure, salary data collection and analysis, and culture change strategies necessary to rectify compensation inequities. Chapter 7 offers a detailed account of one medical institution’s successful journey to achieve salary equity. The book’s final chapter emphasizes that closing the gender pay gap is at its essence a business endeavor and recommends that organizations assess progress and cost with the same attention, rigor, and regularity as afforded other operating expenses. Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine offers a detailed roadmap for healthcare organizations seeking to close the gender pay gap among their physician workforce. This first-of-its-kind book will assist institutions plan courses of action and identify potential pitfalls so they can be understood and mitigated. It will also prove a valuable resource for transformational leadership and systems-based change critical to attaining compensation equity.
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Introduction: How Healthcare Organizations Can Benefit from a Roadmap to Close the Gender Pay Gap -- Organizational Culture, Practices, and Patterns of Interaction that Drive the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine – Second-Generation Gender Bias and Other Complexities -- How Compensation Is Determined and Potential Pitfalls for Pay Equity -- Regulatory and Legal Considerations Regarding Salary Equity -- Utilizing Change Management Principles to Establish Organizational Infrastructure and Operations that Drive Salary Equity -- Organizational Strategies to Support the Culture Change Necessary to Sustain Salary Equity -- Exemplar – Closing the Gender Pay Gap at the Medical College of Wisconsin -- A Roadmap for Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: How Organizations Can Begin the Journey.
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Interactive Process Mining in Healthcare

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Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book provides a practically applicable guide to the methodologies and technologies for the application of interactive process mining paradigm. Case studies are presented where this paradigm has been successfully applied in emergency medicine, surgery processes, human behavior modelling, strokes and outpatients’ services, enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of how to apply process mining technologies in healthcare to support them in inferring new knowledge from past actions,…
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Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 306 p.) : 130 illus., 92 illus. in color
Series Title
Health informatics
ISBN
9783030539931
9783030539924 (Print ed.)
9783030539948 (Print ed.)
9783030539955 (Print ed.)
ISSN
1431-1917
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Mining
Medical Informatics
Process Assessment, Health Care
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Medical Informatics
Abstract
This book provides a practically applicable guide to the methodologies and technologies for the application of interactive process mining paradigm. Case studies are presented where this paradigm has been successfully applied in emergency medicine, surgery processes, human behavior modelling, strokes and outpatients’ services, enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of how to apply process mining technologies in healthcare to support them in inferring new knowledge from past actions, and providing accurate and personalized knowledge to improve their future clinical decision-making. Interactive Process Mining in Healthcare comprehensively covers how machine learning algorithms can be utilized to create real scientific evidence to improve daily healthcare protocols, and is a valuable resource for a variety of health professionals seeking to develop new methods to improve their clinical decision-making. .
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1. Interactive Process Mining in Healthcare: An Introduction -- Part I. Basics - 2. Value-Driven Digital Transformation in Health and Medical Care -- 3. Towards a Knowledge and Data-Driven Perspective in Medical Processes -- 4. Process Mining in Healthcare -- 5. Data Quality in Process Mining -- 6. Towards Open Process Models in Healthcare: Open Standards and Legal Considerations -- Part II. Interactive Process Mining in Health -- 7. Applying Interactive Process Mining Paradigm in Healthcare Domain -- 8. Bringing Interactive Process Mining to Health Professionals: Interactive Data Rodeos -- 9. Interactive Process Mining in Practice: Interactive Process Indicators -- Part III. Interactive Process Mining in Action -- 10. Interactive Process Mining in Emergencies -- 11. Interactive Process Mining in Surgery with Real Time Location Systems: Interactive Trace Correction -- 12. Interactive Process Mining in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus -- 13. Interactive Process Mining in IoT and Human Behaviour Modelling -- 14. Interactive Process Mining for Medical Training -- 15. Interactive Process Mining for Discovering Dynamic Risk Models in Chronic Diseases -- 16. Interactive Process Mining-Induced Change Management Methodology for Healthcare -- 17. Interactive Process Mining Challenges.
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Hardwired : How Our Instincts to Be Healthy are Making Us Sick

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Robert S. Barrett, Louis Hugo Francescutti. --Cham: Springer ; Copernicus Books , c2021.
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For the first time in a thousand years, Americans are experiencing a reversal in lifespan. Despite living in one of the safest and most secure eras in human history, one in five adults suffers from anxiety as does one-third of adolescents. Nearly half of the US population is overweight or obese and one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain – the highest level in the world. In the United States, fatalities due to prescription pain medications now surpass those of heroin and cocaine combine…
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Francescutti, Louis Hugo
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Robert S. Barrett, Louis Hugo Francescutti.
Place of Publication
Cham
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Springer ; Copernicus Books
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 164 p.) : 1 illus.)
ISBN
9783030517298
9783030517281 (Print ed.)
9783030517304 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Behavior
Health Risk Behaviors
Instinct
Psychology, Medical
Risk Factors
Specialty
Psychology, Medical
Abstract
For the first time in a thousand years, Americans are experiencing a reversal in lifespan. Despite living in one of the safest and most secure eras in human history, one in five adults suffers from anxiety as does one-third of adolescents. Nearly half of the US population is overweight or obese and one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain – the highest level in the world. In the United States, fatalities due to prescription pain medications now surpass those of heroin and cocaine combined, and each year 10% of all students on American college campuses contemplate suicide. With the proliferation of social media and the algorithms for social sharing that prey upon our emotional brains, inaccurate or misleading health articles and videos now move faster through social media networks than do reputable ones. This book is about modern health – or lack of it. The authors make two key arguments: that our deteriorating wellness is rapidly becoming a health emergency, and two, that much of these trends are rooted in the way our highly evolved hardwired brains and bodies deal with modern social change. The co-authors: a PhD from the world of social science and an MD from the world of medicine – combine forces to bring this emerging human crisis to light. Densely packed with fascinating facts and little-told stories, the authors weave together real-life cases that describe how our ancient evolutionary drives are propelling us toward ill health and disease. Over the course of seven chapters, the authors unlock the mysteries of our top health vices: why hospitals are more dangerous than warzones, our addiction to sugar, salt, and stress, our emotionally-driven brains, our relentless pursuit of happiness, our sleepless society, our understanding of risk, and finally, how world history can be a valuable tutor. Through these varied themes, the authors illustrate how our social lives are more of a determinant of health outcome than at any other time in our history, and to truly understand our plight, we need to recognize when our decisions and behavior are being directed by our survival-seeking hardwired brains and bodies.
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1. Why a Hospital is the Most Dangerous Place on Earth -- 2. Why Do We Crave Bad Things? -- 3. Raising Children on War, Cartoons, and Social Media -- 4. The Truth About Happiness -- 5. Why Do We Ignore Sleep? -- 6. Are We Hardwired for Risk? -- 7. From Pandemics to Prosperity: Feeding our Hardwired Instincts.
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Atlas of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

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Jorge L. Alió, Jorge L. Alió del Barrio, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology series, this atlas is designed to comprehensively cover optical coherence tomography of the anterior segment of the eye. The aim is to improve knowledge of the fundamentals of OCT technology for anterior segment, clarify the differences with posterior segment OCT and emphasize the immense relevance and usefulness that anterior segment OCT study has for diagnosis, therapeutic orientation, surgical guidance, and improvement in patient management. Atlas of A…
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Alió, Jorge L.
del Barrio, Jorge L. Alió
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Jorge L. Alió, Jorge L. Alió del Barrio, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 256 p.) : 309 illus., 255 illus. in color
Series Title
Essentials in ophthalmology
ISBN
9783030533748
9783030533731 (Print ed.)
9783030533755 (Print ed.)
9783030533762 (Print ed.)
ISSN
1612-3212
Subjects (MeSH)
Anterior Eye Segment - diagnostic imaging
Tomography, Optical Coherence - methods
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology series, this atlas is designed to comprehensively cover optical coherence tomography of the anterior segment of the eye. The aim is to improve knowledge of the fundamentals of OCT technology for anterior segment, clarify the differences with posterior segment OCT and emphasize the immense relevance and usefulness that anterior segment OCT study has for diagnosis, therapeutic orientation, surgical guidance, and improvement in patient management. Atlas of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography is organized into comprehensive chapters on the following topics: fundamentals, technologies and technological differences among platforms, application of OCT, corneal OCT angiography, as well as case-based chapters. Numerous highly-detailed figures, illustrations and photographs make this an ideal resource for the corneal specialist seeking further instruction on this cutting-edge technology. The case-based chapters include such conditions as bowman dystrophies, trauma, cataract, glaucoma, sclera, refractive surgery, ocular infections, and are structured to facilitate the consultant surgeon by providing practical information applicable to practical cases in their practice.
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1. Anterior Segment OCT: An Overview -- 2. Anterior Segment OCT: Fundamentals and Technological Basis -- 3. Anterior Segment OCT: How to Choose for Your Practice -- 4. Anterior Segment OCT: Clinical Applications -- 5. Anterior Segment OCT: Angiography -- 6. Anterior Segment OCT: High-Resolution Tomography of Corneal and Conjunctival Lesions -- 7. Anterior Segment OCT: Real-time Intraoperative OCT in Corneal Surgery -- 8. Anterior Segment OCT: Real-time Intraoperative OCT in Cataract Surgery -- 9. Anterior Segment OCT: Observations in Corneal Stroma Regeneration -- 10. Anterior Segment OCT: Application in Stromal Lenticule Addition Keratoplasty (SLAK) -- 11. Anterior Segment OCT: Application to Improve Graft Selection for Corneal Transplantation -- 12. Anterior Segment OCT: Polarization-Sensitive OCT.
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Viruses and Human Cancer : From Basic Science to Clinical Prevention

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T.-C. Wu, Mei-Hwei Chang, Kuan-Teh Jeang, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book, in a new, extensively updated edition, covers viral infection, virus-induced inflammation and tissue injuries, viral epidemiology, oncogenic mechanisms, and current and emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies in detail. Readers will also find information on the individual aspects of a number of oncogenic viruses, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human papillomavirus, Epstein–Barr virus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes, and Merkel cell polyo…
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Wu, T.-C.
Chang, Mei-Hwei
Jeang, Kuan-Teh
Responsibility
T.-C. Wu, Mei-Hwei Chang, Kuan-Teh Jeang, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
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1 online resource (vi, 354 p.) : 33 illus., 23 illus. in color
Series Vol.
217
Series Title
Recent results in cancer research
ISBN
9783030573621
9783030573614 (Print ed.)
9783030573638 (Print ed.)
9783030573645 (Print ed.)
ISSN
0080-0015
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - etiology
Oncogenic Viruses
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Virology
Abstract
This book, in a new, extensively updated edition, covers viral infection, virus-induced inflammation and tissue injuries, viral epidemiology, oncogenic mechanisms, and current and emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies in detail. Readers will also find information on the individual aspects of a number of oncogenic viruses, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human papillomavirus, Epstein–Barr virus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes, and Merkel cell polyomavirus, as well as associated human cancers. The book will benefit all those who are seeking a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the basic and clinical aspects of oncogenic viruses and associated human cancers. Following its original publication in 2014, the first edition of this book quickly became an influential text in the field. This second edition duly reflects the significant advances in knowledge and research that have been achieved in the years since.
Contents
An Introduction to Virus Infections and Human Cancer -- Epidemiology of Virus Infection and Human Cancer -- Mechanisms of Hepatitis B Virus-Induced Hepatocarcinogenesis -- Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Liver Cancer -- The Oncogenic Role of Hepatitis C Virus -- Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Liver Cancer -- High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses and DNA Repair -- Vaccination Strategies for the Control and Treatment of HPV Infection and HPV-Associated Cancer -- Epstein–Barr Virus-Associated Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease -- HTLV-1 Replication and Adult T Cell Leukemia Development -- Novel Functions and Virus–Host Interactions Implicated in Pathogenesis and Replication of Human Herpesvirus 8 -- Merkel Cell Polyomavirus and Human Merkel Cell Carcinoma -- Chapter XX Antiviral Treatment and Cancer Control.
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Sports Injuries of the Elbow

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Adam C. Watts, Lennard Funk, Michael Hayton, Chye Yew Ng, Mike Walton, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book provides a concise guide to the diagnosis, investigations, surgical principles and post-operative rehabilitation to sports injuries of the elbow. It features guidance on best practice and information on the appropriate use of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Injuries seen in athletes who participate in overhead and contact sports are discussed along with a range of other injury types. Relevant concepts in applied biomechanics and information on sport-specific rehabili…
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Watts, Adam C.
Funk, Lennard
Hayton, Michael
Ng, Chye Yew
Walton, Mike
Responsibility
Adam C. Watts, Lennard Funk, Michael Hayton, Chye Yew Ng, Mike Walton, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 123 p.) : 76 illus., 44 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030523794
9783030523787 (Print ed.)
9783030523800 (Print ed.)
9783030523817 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Athletic Injuries - diagnosis
Athletic Injuries - therapy
Elbow Joint - injuries
Sports Medicine - methods
Specialty
Orthopedics
Sports Medicine
Abstract
This book provides a concise guide to the diagnosis, investigations, surgical principles and post-operative rehabilitation to sports injuries of the elbow. It features guidance on best practice and information on the appropriate use of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Injuries seen in athletes who participate in overhead and contact sports are discussed along with a range of other injury types. Relevant concepts in applied biomechanics and information on sport-specific rehabilitation are also covered enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of how to develop appropriate treatment plans tailored to individual needs. Sports Injuries of the Elbow comprehensively covers the diagnosis and treatment of patients with elbow injuries acquired during sporting activities, and is an indispensable resource for all medical professionals seeking an up-to-date reference on how to diagnose and treat a range of sports injuries that affect the elbow.
Contents
1. Clinical Anatomy of the Elbow -- 2. Imaging of the Elbow -- 3. Biomechanics of the Elbow Joint -- 4. Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete -- 5. Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow -- 6. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow -- 7. The Stiff Painful Elbow in the Athlete -- 8. Tendon Injuries around the Elbow -- 9. Myofascial Syndromes -- 10. Rehabilitation.
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Health Justice in India : Citizenship, Power and Health Care Jurisprudence

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Edward Premdas Pinto. --Singapore: Springer , c2021.
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This book presents important fields of research in public healthcare in India from an interdisciplinary and health systems perspectives. Discussing how the exchange of power between the health justice triad, viz., the State (judiciary as the arm of the State), legal and medical professions, and civil society, cumulatively shapes the outcomes of health justice for citizens, it provides insights into India’s juridico-legal processes and of seeking justice in healthcare. It critically assesses civ…
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Pinto, Edward Premdas
Responsibility
Edward Premdas Pinto
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 295 p.) : 11 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811581434
9789811581427 (Print ed.)
9789811581441 (Print ed.)
9789811581458 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence
Health Policy
Social Justice
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book presents important fields of research in public healthcare in India from an interdisciplinary and health systems perspectives. Discussing how the exchange of power between the health justice triad, viz., the State (judiciary as the arm of the State), legal and medical professions, and civil society, cumulatively shapes the outcomes of health justice for citizens, it provides insights into India’s juridico-legal processes and of seeking justice in healthcare. It critically assesses civil society’s counter-hegemonic role in bolstering justice in health care and examines the potential of transforming health care jurisprudence into health justice. Repositioning the social right to healthcare as integral to social citizenship and social justice, and opening avenues for inter-professional and interdisciplinary power discourse in public health policy research, the book is of interest to academics, practitioners, students, researchers, and the wide academic community working in public health care issues broadly.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Citizenship, Pursuit of Health Justice and Health Care Jurisprudence -- 3. An Overview of Health Care jurisprudence in India -- 4. Health Care Jurisprudence and Health Justice: Procedural and Substantive Justice Dimensions -- 5. Health Justice and the Dialectics of Power: State, Medical Profession and Civil Society -- 6. Conclusion.
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Trigeminal Nerve Pain : A Guide to Clinical Management

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Alaa Abd-Elsayed, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book provides an overview of the history, anatomy, epidemiology, diagnosis (HPI, PE, Imaging), non-pharmacological management and medication management of trigeminal nerve pain. Nerve blocks for the trigeminal nerve and branches, Radiofrequency ablation, chemodenervation, cryotherapy, botox injections, neuromodulation infusion therapy, balloon compression gamma knife therapy, decompression surgery, peripheral neurectomy and the psychological impact are also examined with an algorithm for m…
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Responsibility
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 246 p.) : 61 illus., 54 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030606879
9783030606862 (Print ed.)
9783030606886 (Print ed.)
9783030606893 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Trigeminal Nerve Diseases - therapy
Trigeminal Nerve Injuries - therapy
Trigeminal Neuralgia - therapy
Specialty
Neurology
Pain Management
Abstract
This book provides an overview of the history, anatomy, epidemiology, diagnosis (HPI, PE, Imaging), non-pharmacological management and medication management of trigeminal nerve pain. Nerve blocks for the trigeminal nerve and branches, Radiofrequency ablation, chemodenervation, cryotherapy, botox injections, neuromodulation infusion therapy, balloon compression gamma knife therapy, decompression surgery, peripheral neurectomy and the psychological impact are also examined with an algorithm for management recommendations included in the final chapter. Trigeminal Nerve Pain - A Guide to Clinical Management comprehensively covers how to manage patients with this often debilitating pain and is of use to trainees and practising internists, hospitalists, surgeons and anaesthesiologists seeking to increase their understanding of this complex condition.
Contents
History -- Anatomy Of The Trigeminal Nerve -- Epidemiology -- Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Trigeminal Nerve Conditions -- Diagnosis of Trigeminal Nerve Conditions -- Non-Pharmacological Management -- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation -- Medication Management -- Nerve Blocks for the Trigeminal Nerve and Branches -- Radiofrequency Ablation -- Chemodenervation of Trigeminal Nerve -- Cryotherapy -- Botox Injections -- Regenerative Medicine for Trigeminal Nerve Pain -- Neuromodulation for the Trigeminal Nerve -- Infusion Therapy -- Balloon Compression of the Trigeminal Nerve -- Radiosurgery for Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Microvascular Decompression for Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Peripheral Neurectomy -- The Psychological Impact and Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Algorithms for Management Recommendations.
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Stahl's essential psychopharmacology : neuroscientific basis and practical application

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Stephen M. Stahl ; with illustrations by Nancy Muntner. (5th ed.) --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , c2021.
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WM 402 S781s 2021
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Dickson Building
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Long established as the preeminent source in its field, the eagerly anticipated fifth edition of Dr Stahl's essential textbook of psychopharmacology is here! With its use of icons and figures that form Dr Stahl's unique 'visual language', the book is the single most readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms for all students and mental health professionals seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications. Every aspect …
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WM 402 S781s 2021
Author
Stahl, Stephen M.
Responsibility
Stephen M. Stahl ; with illustrations by Nancy Muntner
Edition
5th ed.
Alternate Title
Stahls essential psychopharmacology
Essential psychopharmacology
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
644 p.
Series Title
Cambridge medicine
ISBN
9781108971638
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Nervous System - drug effects
Mental Disorders - drug therapy
Psychotropic Drugs - pharmacology
Abstract
Long established as the preeminent source in its field, the eagerly anticipated fifth edition of Dr Stahl's essential textbook of psychopharmacology is here! With its use of icons and figures that form Dr Stahl's unique 'visual language', the book is the single most readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms for all students and mental health professionals seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications. Every aspect of the book has been updated, with the clarity of explanation that only Dr Stahl can bring. The new edition includes over 500 new or refreshed figures, an intuitive color scheme, fourteen new uses for older drugs and eighteen brand new drugs, coverage of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis, behavioural symptoms of dementia, and mixed features in major depressive episodes, and expanded information on the medical uses of cannabis and hallucinogen assisted psychotherapy.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Chemical Neurotransmission -- 2. Transporters, Receptors, and Enzymes as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Action -- 3. Ion Channels as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Action -- 4. Psychosis, Schizophrenia, and the Neurotransmitter Networks Dopamine, Serotonin, and Glutamate -- 5. Targeting Dopamine and Serotonin Receptors for Psychosis, Mood, and Beyond: So-Called "Antipsychotics" -- 6. Mood Disorders and the Neurotransmitter Networks Norepinephrine and y-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) -- 7. Treatments for Mood Disorders: So-Called "Antidepressants" and "Mood Stabilizers" -- 8. Anxiety, Trauma, and Treatment -- 9. Chronic Pain and Its Treatment -- 10. Disorders of Sleep and Wakefulness and Their Treatment: Neurotransmitter Networks for Histamine and Orexin -- 11. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Treatment -- 12. Dementia: Causes, Symptomatic Treatments, and the Neurotransmitter Network Acetylcholine -- 13. Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction.
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Geriatric Oncology

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Martine Extermann, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is intended as a comprehensive resource for clinicians and researchers seeking in-depth information on geriatric oncology. The coverage encompasses epidemiology, the biology and (patho)physiology of aging and cancer, geriatric assessment and management, hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, issues in patient care, and research methods. Since cancer is a disease of aging and people are living longer, most cancer patients are now aged 70 and older. Yet the more we age, the more divers…
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Extermann, Martine
Responsibility
Martine Extermann, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxv, 1150 p.) : 76 illus., 50 illus. in color
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319574158
9783319574141 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Aging - physiology
Geriatric Assessment
Neoplasms
Specialty
Geriatrics
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book is intended as a comprehensive resource for clinicians and researchers seeking in-depth information on geriatric oncology. The coverage encompasses epidemiology, the biology and (patho)physiology of aging and cancer, geriatric assessment and management, hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, issues in patient care, and research methods. Since cancer is a disease of aging and people are living longer, most cancer patients are now aged 70 and older. Yet the more we age, the more diverse we become in terms of our health, biologic fitness, and cancer behavior. Typically, however, general oncology clinical trials address only a selected healthier and younger population of patients. Geriatric oncology is the area of oncology that addresses these issues but while a wealth of knowledge has been accumulated, information is often difficult to retrieve or insufficiently detailed. The SpringerReference program, in which this book is published, offers an ideal format for overcoming these limitations since it combines thorough coverage with access to living editions constantly updated chapter by chapter via a dynamic peer-review process, ensuring that information remains current and pertinent.
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Part I: Epidemiology -- Part II: Biology of Aging and Cancer -- Part III: Pathophysiology of Aging and Cancer -- Part IV: Geriatric Assessment and Management in Oncology -- Part V: Heme Malignancies -- Part VI: Solid Tumors -- Part VII: Patient Care Issues -- Part VIII: Research Methods in Geriatric Oncology.
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Precision in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine : A Clinical and Research Guide

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Jose L. Gomez, Blanca E. Himes, Naftali Kaminski, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , c2020.
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This book serves as the primary reference for precision medicine in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine by documenting principles written by experts in several aspects of precision medicine. It combines fundamental concepts of the field with state-of-the-art studies and how they translate into individual preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic plans. Precision medicine is focused on the integration of individual variability with disease prevention and treatment principles d…
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Gomez, Jose L.
Himes, Blanca E.
Kaminski, Naftali
Responsibility
Jose L. Gomez, Blanca E. Himes, Naftali Kaminski, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 441 p.) : 71 illus., 63 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783030315078
9783030315061 (Print ed.)
9783030315085 (Print ed.)
9783030315092 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Precision Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep Medicine Specialty
Specialty
Critical Care
Precision Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep Medicine Specialty
Abstract
This book serves as the primary reference for precision medicine in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine by documenting principles written by experts in several aspects of precision medicine. It combines fundamental concepts of the field with state-of-the-art studies and how they translate into individual preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic plans. Precision medicine is focused on the integration of individual variability with disease prevention and treatment principles derived from population studies. This concept has risen to prominence in recent years in parallel with advances in genetics, molecular diagnostics and novel target-specific therapies. This fundamental shift in the approach to treatment has broad implications in how we prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Describing key concepts of precision medicine and relating these to pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders is essential to educate relevant stakeholders and increase the impact of pulmonary precision medicine. The book is organized into seven sections: introduction; genetics; biomarkers; precise phenotyping; mobile health, wearables and telemedicine; precision therapeutics; enabling widespread adoption of precision medicine. The chapters are organized with an introduction to the specific theme, followed by its basic concepts. They then delve into how these basic concepts relate to the larger theme of precision medicine, new precision medicine approaches to dealing with these problems, and key takeaway points. Liberally illustrated with images, figures, and tables, the text is thorough and intuitive for clinicians and researchers to learn the processes and applications of precision medicine. This is an ideal guide for clinicians to learn new precision medicine concepts in the fields of genetics, genomics, mobile health, and how they apply to their practice and their patients, as well as researchers seeking a basic understanding of precision medicine to assist in designing future research studies.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Introduction -- Part II. Genetics -- Differential Diagnosis of Diffuse Pulmonary Disorders Using Genetics -- Genetics and Pharmacogenetics of Asthma -- Genetics and Pharmacogenetics of COPD -- The Evolution of Precision Medicine in Cystic Fibrosis -- Genetics of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis -- Genetics of Lung Cancer -- Part III. Biomarkers -- Chest Imaging for Precision Medicine -- Biobanking for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine -- Biomarkers in Obstructive Airway Diseases -- Biomarkers in Interstitial Lung Diseases -- Molecular Diagnostics in Pulmonary Infections -- Biomarkers in Critical Care Illness: ARDS and Sepsis -- Part IV. Precise Phenotyping -- Lessons for Precision Medicine from Lung Cancer -- COPD Phenotyping -- Precision Medicine in Pulmonary Hypertension -- Identifying Subtypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- Precision Medicine in Critical Illness: Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- Part V. Mobile Health, Wearables, and Telemedicine -- Mobile Applications and Wearables for Chronic Respiratory Diseases Monitoring -- Personal Environmental Monitoring -- Tele-ICU in Precision Medicine: It’s Not What You Do It’s How You Do It -- Part VI. Precision Therapeutics -- Lung Transplantation and Precision Medicine -- Precision in Mechanical Ventilation -- Precision Medicine for Cigarette Smoking Addiction -- Implementing COPD Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice -- Part VII. Enabling Widespread Adoption of Precision Medicine -- Precision Medicine For All: Minority Health -- Education for the Practice of Precision Medicine in PCCSM: Creating Tomorrow’s Workforce -- Summary and Future Applications of Precision Medicine in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
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Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward Healthier Environment for All

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Reiko Kishi, Dan Norbäck, Atsuko Araki, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This volume discusses the effects of indoor air environment and pollution in modern buildings on human health. Highlighting epidemiological studies and the determining factors, it offers proposals for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in different environments. Focusing not only on homes and offices, but also vehicles and aircrafts, it details practical methods of measuring and assessing indoor air quality. Written by pioneering researchers, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward …
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Kishi, Reiko
Norbäck, Dan
Araki, Atsuko
Responsibility
Reiko Kishi, Dan Norbäck, Atsuko Araki, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 333 p.) : 75 illus., 50 illus. in color
Series Title
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
ISBN
9789813291829
9789813291812 (Print ed.)
9789813291836 (Print ed.)
9789813291843 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2364-8333
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollutants
Air Pollution, Indoor
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Health
Preventive Medicine
Quality Improvement
Specialty
Environmental Health
Abstract
This volume discusses the effects of indoor air environment and pollution in modern buildings on human health. Highlighting epidemiological studies and the determining factors, it offers proposals for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in different environments. Focusing not only on homes and offices, but also vehicles and aircrafts, it details practical methods of measuring and assessing indoor air quality. Written by pioneering researchers, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Risk toward Healthier Environment for All is a valuable resource for both new and established researchers as well as students seeking a comprehensive overview of the facts on indoor air quality and health. Also is also of interest to hygiene experts in industry, occupational health and safety professionals, governmental public health sectors and school physicians.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality on Human Health toward Achievement of the SDGs -- Part II. Epidemiological Studies on Indoor Air Quality and Health -- 2. Sick Building/House Syndrome -- 3. Associations with Home Environment for Asthma, Rhinitis and Dermatitis -- 4. Offices -- 5. The Indoor Environment in Schools, Kindergartens and Day Care Centres -- 6. In-Vehicle Exposures at Transportation and the Health Concerns -- Part III. Factors Determining Indoor Air Qualities and Their Health Impacts -- 7. Aldehydes, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and Health -- 8. Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs): Phthalates and Phosphorous Frame Retardants and Health Risks -- 9. Microbial Agents in the Indoor Environment: Associations with Health -- 10. Dampness, Indoor Mould and Health -- 11. Particles Matter, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide -- 12. Combustion and Cookstoves -- 13. Indoor Thermal Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases -- Part IV. Provision for Improving Indoor Environment Quality and Health -- 14. Housing Performance and Equipment for Healthy Indoor Environment -- 15. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Personality, Psychosocial Factors and Treatment -- 16. Guidelines and Regulations for Indoor Environmental Quality -- Part V. Conclusion -- 17. Future Directions of Research on Indoor Environment, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and Health.
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Hair and Scalp Treatments : A Practical Guide

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Antonella Tosti, Daniel Asz-Sigall, Rodrigo Pirmez, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Conditions of the hair and scalp can be genetic or the result of infection, hormone imbalance, medication, trauma, or underlying primary disease. Regardless, they often cause significant psychological distress and sometimes physical discomfort, though much can be done to treat these complaints. Hair and Scalp Treatments focuses on therapy of hair and scalp disorders and includes chapters on procedures that are commonly used, as well as chapters on each specific disorders. Each chapter briefly d…
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Tosti, Antonella
Asz-Sigall, Daniel
Pirmez, Rodrigo
Responsibility
Antonella Tosti, Daniel Asz-Sigall, Rodrigo Pirmez, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 359 p.) : 138 illus., 132 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030215552
9783030215545 (Print ed.)
9783030215569 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hair Diseases - therapy
Scalp Dermatoses - therapy
Specialty
Dermatology
Abstract
Conditions of the hair and scalp can be genetic or the result of infection, hormone imbalance, medication, trauma, or underlying primary disease. Regardless, they often cause significant psychological distress and sometimes physical discomfort, though much can be done to treat these complaints. Hair and Scalp Treatments focuses on therapy of hair and scalp disorders and includes chapters on procedures that are commonly used, as well as chapters on each specific disorders. Each chapter briefly describes the disease or the procedure to the reader and then teaches the step-by-step treatment algorithm or the way to perform the procedure. This book also discusses several topics that patients seeking treatment for hair disorders ask the physician, such as how to choose proper shampoo and conditioner, hair dyes, nutritional supplements, and future treatments with regenerative medicine. Hair and Scalp Treatments is the only book of its kind focused on treatment and addresses topics that are not covered by current titles on hair disorders. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, this practical guide can be used not only by dermatologists but by general practice and family physicians as well.
Contents
1. How to Best Confirm Diagnosis Before Starting Treatment -- 2. Intralesional Steroids: When and How to Inject? -- 3. Topical Immunotherapy: Step by Step -- 4. Regenerative Treatments (Microneedling, PRP) -- 5. Laser and Light-based Therapies in the Treatment of Hair Loss -- 6. What You Need to Know About Hair Transplantation -- 7. Role of Oral Supplements: When and How to Choose -- 8. Androgenetic Alopecia: Clinical Treatment -- 9. Alopecia Areata: Clinical Treatment -- 10. Telogen Effluvium -- 11. Scarring Alopecias -- 12. Seborrheic Dermatitis -- 13. Scalp Psoriasis -- 14. Infections and Infestations -- 15. Scalp Itch Treatment -- 16. Treatment in Children -- 17. How to Select a Good Shampoo and Conditioner -- 18. Camouflage, Extensions, and Electrical Devices to Improve Hair Volume -- 19. Hair Straightening and Hair Dyes: Facts and Controversies -- 20. How to Evaluate Treatment Response in Hair Diseases -- 21. The Most Common Patient Hair Questions and Answers -- 22. New Drugs for Alopecias.
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Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

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Reiko Kishi, Philippe Grandjean, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides concise and cutting-edge studies on threats resulting from exposure to environmental chemicals that can affect human health and development, with a particular emphasis on the DOHaD concept. The book is divided into five main parts, the first of which includes an introduction to the impacts of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals and historical perspectives, while the second focuses on how environmental chemicals can affect human organs, including neurodevelopment…
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Kishi, Reiko
Grandjean, Philippe
Responsibility
Reiko Kishi, Philippe Grandjean, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 557 p.) : 50 illus., 23 illus. in color
Series Title
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
ISBN
9789811505201
9789811505195 (Print ed.)
9789811505218 (Print ed.)
9789811505225 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2364-8333
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Environmental Health
Environmental Pollutants - toxicity
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Specialty
Environmental Health
Toxicology
Abstract
This book provides concise and cutting-edge studies on threats resulting from exposure to environmental chemicals that can affect human health and development, with a particular emphasis on the DOHaD concept. The book is divided into five main parts, the first of which includes an introduction to the impacts of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals and historical perspectives, while the second focuses on how environmental chemicals can affect human organs, including neurodevelopment, immune functions, etc. In turn, the third part addresses the characteristics of specific chemicals and their effects on human health and development, while the fourth part provides a basis for future studies by highlighting the latest innovations in toxicology, remaining challenges, and promising strategies in children’s environmental health research, as well as ideas on how to bridge the gap between research evidence and practical policymaking. The fifth and last part outlines further research directions and related policymaking aspects. Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals will appeal to young and veteran researchers, students, and physicians (especially gynecologists and pediatricians) who are seeking comprehensive information on how children’s health can be affected by harmful chemicals and other environmental toxicants.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals on Human Health with Global Perspectives -- Part II. Adverse Health Effects on Human Developing Organs Caused by Environmental Chemicals: the Role That Chemicals Might Play -- 2. Environmental Exposures and Adverse Pregnancy-Related Outcomes -- 3. Effects of Environmental Chemical Exposure on Birth Defects (Except Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias) -- 4. Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias -- 5. Endocrine-Distributing Chemicals and Reproductive Function -- 6. Thyroid Hormone System and Development -- 7. Neurodevelopment and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Relation to Developmental Exposures -- 8. Immunotoxicity: Impacts and Research Approaches -- 9. Long-Term Implications of Developmental Programming and Obesity -- Part III. Impact of Environmental Chemical Hazards on Human Development -- 10. Impact of Air Pollution Hazards on Human Development -- 11. Mercury, Lead, Manganese, and Hazardous Metals -- 12. Environmental Pollution and Recent Data on Asian Children’s Health in Relation to Pre- and Early Post-natal Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants, Including PCBs, PCDD/PCDFs, and Organochlorine Pesticides -- 13. Effects of Developmental Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and Offspring -- 14. Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) -- 15. Phthalates -- 16. Bisphenols and Alkylphenols -- Part IV. Important Aspects of Research for Prevention and Strategy -- 17. Adverse Outcome Pathways for Developmental Toxicity -- 18. Exposomics: The Exposome in Early Life -- 19. Gene–Environment Interactions to Detect Adverse Health Effects on the Next Generation -- 20. Epigenetics: Strategies for Prevention Research -- 21. From Research to Intervention -- Part V. Closing -- 22. Further Direction of Research and Policy Making of Environment and Children’s Health.
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Transforming Global Health : Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies

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Korydon H. Smith, Pavani Kalluri Ram, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This contributed volume motivates and educates across fields about the major challenges in global health and the interdisciplinary strategies for solving them. Once the purview of public health, medicine, and nursing, global health is now an interdisciplinary endeavor that relies on expertise from anthropology to urban planning, economics to political science, geography to engineering. Scholars and practitioners in the health sciences are seeking knowledge from a wider array of fields while, si…
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Smith, Korydon H.
Ram, Pavani Kalluri
Responsibility
Korydon H. Smith, Pavani Kalluri Ram, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 327 p.) : 73 illus., 64 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030321123
9783030321116 (Print ed.)
9783030321130 (Print ed.)
9783030321147 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Health Policy
Health Planning
Interdisciplinary Communication
Public Health
Specialty
Global Health
Health Planning
Policy
Abstract
This contributed volume motivates and educates across fields about the major challenges in global health and the interdisciplinary strategies for solving them. Once the purview of public health, medicine, and nursing, global health is now an interdisciplinary endeavor that relies on expertise from anthropology to urban planning, economics to political science, geography to engineering. Scholars and practitioners in the health sciences are seeking knowledge from a wider array of fields while, simultaneously, students across majors have a growing interest in humanitarian issues and are pursuing knowledge and skills for impacting well-being across geographic and disciplinary borders. Using a highly practical approach and illustrative case studies, each chapter of this edited volume frames a particular problem and illustrates how interdisciplinary problem-solving can address the greatest challenges in global health today. In doing so, each chapter spurs critical and creative thinking about emergent and future problems. Topics explored among the chapters include: Transforming health and well-being for refugees and their communities; Governing to deliver safe and affordable water; The global crisis of antimicrobial resistance; Low-tech, high-impact interventions to prevent neonatal mortality; Communicating taboo health subjects; Alternative housing delivery for slum upgrades. Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies is a vital and timely compendium for any reader invested in improving global health equity. It will find an audience with researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and program implementers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the fields of global health, public health, and the health sciences.
Contents
1. Governing to Deliver Safe and Affordable Water: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Public Policy -- 2. Measuring the Lifetime Environment in LMICs: Perspectives from Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Nutrition, and Anthropology -- 3. Transforming Well-being for Refugees and Their Communities: Perspectives from Medicine, Nursing, Education, and Social Work -- 4. Interactive Systems in Nutrition: Perspectives from Epidemiology, Veterinary Science, Nutrition, Anthropology, and Community Health -- 5. Integrating Traditional and Modern Medical Practices: Perspectives from the History of Science and Medicine -- 6. Combatting Gender-based Violence: Perspectives from Social Work, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Medical Anthropology -- 7. Gender, Disability, and Access to Health Care in Indonesia: Perspectives from Global Disability Studies -- 8. Low-Tech Innovations to Prevent Neonatal Mortality: Perspectives from Public Health, Neonatology, and Biomedical Engineering -- 9. The Global Crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance: Perspectives from Medicine, Geography, Food Science, and Chemistry -- 10. The Importance and Challenge of Oral Health in LMICs: Perspectives from Dental Medicine, Library Sciences, and Dental Administration -- 11. The Hidden Risks of E-Waste: Perspectives from Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Human-Computer Interaction -- 12. Overcoming Shortages of Essential Medicines: Perspectives from Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Health Practice -- 13. Communicating Taboo Health Subjects: Perspectives from Organizational Leadership, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work -- 14. Interpreting the Meaning in Our Genomes: Perspectives from Biochemistry, Genetics, Infectious Disease, and Dance -- 15. Understanding Violence Against Civilians by Government and Rebel Forces: Perspectives from Political Science and Health Behavior -- 16. Uneven Geographies and Treatment Challenges of People Living with HIV and AIDS: Perspectives from Geography -- 17. Building Policies, Plans, and Cities to Manage Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture -- 18. Alternative Housing Delivery for Slum Upgrades: Perspectives from Architecture, Engineering, and Non-governmental Organizations -- 19. Integrating Traditional and Modern Medicine: Perspectives from Ethnobotany, Medical Anthropology, Microbiology, and Pharmacy.
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Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease : Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

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Ricardo A. Munoz, Victor O. Morell, Eduardo M. da Cruz, Carol G. Vetterly, Jose Pedro da Silva, editor. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This extensively revised new edition comprehensively reviews the medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill child with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. It enables the reader to gain a thorough understanding of basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management in this group of patients. Extensively revised chapters cover the management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, and plasma e…
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Munoz, Ricardo A.
Morell, Victor O.
da Cruz, Eduardo M.
Vetterly, Carol G.
da Silva, Jose Pedro
Responsibility
Ricardo A. Munoz, Victor O. Morell, Eduardo M. da Cruz, Carol G. Vetterly, Jose Pedro da Silva, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 760 p.) : 338 illus., 147 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030218706
9783030218690 (Print ed.)
9783030218713 (Print ed.)
9783030218720 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Child
Critical Care
Heart Diseases
Specialty
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Critical Care
Pediatrics
Abstract
This extensively revised new edition comprehensively reviews the medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill child with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. It enables the reader to gain a thorough understanding of basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management in this group of patients. Extensively revised chapters cover the management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, and plasma exchange. New topics covered include the use of pharmaceuticals in cardiac intensive care, the implications of interventional cardiology in pediatric intensive care and ventricular assist devices. Practically relevant guidelines are also included for cardiovascular nurses. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease presents a thorough review of the practical concepts, available treatment techniques, and the challenges associated with managing these patients in the critical care unit. It represents a timely and valuable textbook reference for students and practising healthcare professionals alike seeking to learn or further their understanding of the latest advances in this discipline.
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