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Academic Global Surgery

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Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This useful book serves as both an introduction into current thought in Academic Global Surgery, and an early-career navigation tool for the newest generation of global surgeons. The authors examine the ways in which the scientific methods, educational focus and outcomes analysis which mark academic surgery are perfectly suited towards strengthening systems for surgical care in resource-poor regions of the world. Academic Global Surgery brings together leaders in the field to investigate the ed…
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Swaroop, Mamta
Krishnaswami, Sanjay
Responsibility
Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 144 p. : 7 illus., 4 illus. in color)
Series Title
Success in academic surgery
ISBN
9783319142982
9783319142975 (print ed.)
ISSN
2194-7481
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Global Health
Internationality
Abstract
This useful book serves as both an introduction into current thought in Academic Global Surgery, and an early-career navigation tool for the newest generation of global surgeons. The authors examine the ways in which the scientific methods, educational focus and outcomes analysis which mark academic surgery are perfectly suited towards strengthening systems for surgical care in resource-poor regions of the world. Academic Global Surgery brings together leaders in the field to investigate the educational, research and clinical collaborations needed to enhance understanding of surgical disease and improve surgical care worldwide. This source of current knowledge is the perfect tool for both students and young surgeons interested in a career in Academic Global Surgery, as well as those who wish to simply further their knowledge in this field.
Contents
Part 1. General Considerations -- 1. Global Burden of Surgical Disease and the Role of Academia -- 2. Promoting, Developing, and Sustaining Academic Global Surgery Programs -- 3. Ethics in Global Surgery -- Part 2. Career -- 4. Preparing and Sustaining Your Career in Academic Global Surgery -- 5. Balancing Global Surgery with Traditional Career and Life Demands -- Part 3. Clinical -- 6. Guidelines and Parameters for Ideal Short-Term Interactions: Disaster Relief -- 7. How to Set Up for an Ideal Long Term Clinical Interaction -- Part 4. Research -- 8. Current Research Needs and Priorities -- 9. Research Methods Appropriate and Applicable to Global Surgery -- 10. Funding for Global Surgical Programs -- Part 5. Education -- 11. Developing Educational Opportunities for Trainees on Both Sides -- 12. The Role of Educational Research in the Global Setting -- Part 6. Resources -- 13. Tools Useful for the Academic Global Surgeon.
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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration : The New Catholic Debate

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edited by Christopher Tollefsen. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2008.
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Pope John Paul II surprised much of the medical world in 2004 with his strongly worded statement insisting that patients in a persistent vegetative state should be provided with nutrition and hydration. While many Catholic bioethicists defended the Pope's claim that the life of all human beings, even those in a persistent vegetative state or a coma, was worth protecting, others argued that the Pope's position marked a shift from the traditional Catholic teaching on the withdrawal of medical tre…
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Tollefsen, Christopher
Responsibility
edited by Christopher Tollefsen
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 229 p.)
Series Vol.
93
5
Series Title
Philosophy and medicine
Catholic studies in bioethics
ISBN
9781402062070
9781402062063 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Catholicism
Fluid Therapy - ethics
Nutritional Support - ethics
Persistent Vegetative State - therapy
Religion and Medicine
Terminal Care - ethics
Abstract
Pope John Paul II surprised much of the medical world in 2004 with his strongly worded statement insisting that patients in a persistent vegetative state should be provided with nutrition and hydration. While many Catholic bioethicists defended the Pope's claim that the life of all human beings, even those in a persistent vegetative state or a coma, was worth protecting, others argued that the Pope's position marked a shift from the traditional Catholic teaching on the withdrawal of medical treatment at the end of life. The debate among Catholic bioethicists over the Pope's statement only grew more intense during the controversy surrounding Terry Schiavo's death in 2005, as bioethicists on both sides of the debate argued about the legitimacy of removing her feeding tubes. This collection of essays by some of the most prominent Catholic bioethicists addresses the Pope's statements, the moral issues surrounding artificial feeding and hydration, the refusal of treatment, and the ethics of care for those at the end of life.
Contents
Part I. The Issue -- Why do Unresponsive Patients Still Matter? -- Are We Morally Obliged to Feed PVS Patients Till Natural Death? -- Caring for Persons in the "Persistent Vegetative State" and Pope John Paul II's March 20 2004 Address "On Life-Sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State" -- Food and Fluids: Human Law, Human Rights and Human Interests -- Part II. Philosophers Address the Issue -- Quality of Life and Assisted Nutrition -- Towards Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration -- Understanding the Ethics of Artificially Providing Food and Water -- The Ethics of Pope John Paul's Allocution on Care of the PVS Patient: A Response to J.L.A. Garcia -- Part III. Symposium on the Views of Fr. Kevin O'Rourke, O.P. -- Reflections on the Papal Allocution Concerning Care For PVS Patients -- The Papal Allocution Concerning Care for PVS Patients: A Reply to Fr. O'Rourke -- Response to Patrick Lee -- The Morality of Tube Feeding PVS Patients: A Critique of the View of Kevin O'Rourke, O.P. -- Part IV. Concluding Reflections -- Ten Errors Regarding End of Life Issues, and Especially Artificial Nutrition and Hydration.
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Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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2241
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Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eyelid twitching
Benign essential blepharospasm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharospasm
Eyelid Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Blepharospasm (also called benign essential blepharospasm) is a rare condition that affects the eyelid muscles on both sides of your face. It causes eyelid twitching or blinking that you cannot control. In severe (very bad) cases, blepharospasm can affect your ability to see. This pamphlet provides the possible cause and a list of symptoms. Topics include who typically gets blepharospasm, how it is diagnosed, treatment, and things you can do to relieve symptoms.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
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Cardio-Nephrology : Confluence of the Heart and Kidney in Clinical Practice

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Janani Rangaswami, Edgar V. Lerma, Claudio Ronco, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Extending from the outpatient management of cardiovascular and kidney disease, to hospital-based decision making in patients with cardio-renal disease and complex interfaces such as hemodialysis in patients with ventricular assist device support, this book serves as a single reference point for cardiology and nephrology clinicians and researchers dealing with the significant overlap areas between these two specialties. Chapters cover the physiology, biomarkers, therapeutic agents and full spect…
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Rangaswami, Janani
Lerma, Edgar V
Ronco, Claudio
Responsibility
Janani Rangaswami, Edgar V. Lerma, Claudio Ronco, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 443 pages) : 83 illus., 57 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319560427
9783319560403 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardio-Renal Syndrome
Comorbidity
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Renal Insufficiency - complications
Abstract
Extending from the outpatient management of cardiovascular and kidney disease, to hospital-based decision making in patients with cardio-renal disease and complex interfaces such as hemodialysis in patients with ventricular assist device support, this book serves as a single reference point for cardiology and nephrology clinicians and researchers dealing with the significant overlap areas between these two specialties. Chapters cover the physiology, biomarkers, therapeutic agents and full spectrum of these comorbidities and feature separate sections on cardiovascular and CKD evaluations, stratification of kidney transplant patients, lipid management in CKD, interventional strategies and hypertension. Leaders in cardiology, nephrology, hypertension and lipidology bring together the latest evidence with their collective clinical experience into this invaluable resource.This textbook is an essential resource for physicians and allied professionals practicing cardiology, nephrology, students and physician trainees, to deepen their understanding of this crucial field.
Contents
PART I: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE SPECTRUM IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE -- 1. Endothelial Dysfunction and Nitric Oxide: Albuminuria as a Central Marker -- 2. Vascular and Valvular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease: Pathogenesis and Clinical Outcomes -- 3. Sudden Cardiac Death in CKD and ESKD: Risk Factors, Mechanisms, and Therapeutic Strategies -- 4. Coronary Artery Disease in CKD: Traditional and Nontraditional Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management -- 5. CKD Associated Cardiomyopathy: Molecular Mechanisms, Imaging Modalities, Disease Evolution and Interventions -- PART II: CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND CAD: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN -- 6. CKD as CAD Equivalent: Inflammatory Milieu and Vascular Oxidative Stress -- 7. Phosphorus and Mortality: Do we have the Panacea? -- 8. Inhibition of the Renin Angiotensin System: How far have we come? -- 9. Vitamin D and its Role in CKD and CAD: A Novel Therapeutic Target -- 10. Association of Catalytic (Labile) Iron with Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality -- 11. Erythropoietin and its Cardiovascular Effects -- PART III: CARDIO-RENAL SYNDROME -- 12. Pathophysiology of the Cardio-Renal Syndromes Types 1-5: Updates from the Eleventh Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) -- 1.3 Hemodynamic Cross Talk in Cardiorenal Syndrome: Era of Biomarkers -- 14. Kidney Attack: Is NGAL Set to Take the Stage with Troponins? -- 15. Ultrafiltration Therapy in Decompensated Heart Failure -- 16. Bioimpedance Vectorial Analyses in Cardio Renal Syndrome -- 17. Novel Therapies for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure -- 18. Kidney Injury in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices -- 19. Palliation with Dual Burden of Heart and Kidney Failure: An Underutilized Strategy -- PART IV: CARDIAC EVALUATION OF THE RENAL TRANSPLANT CANDIDATE -- 20. Screening Strategies for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in Candidates for Kidney Transplants -- 21. Cardiac Pre-Operative Evaluation as an Opportunity to Optimize Risk Factors in Kidney Transplant Candidates -- 22. Revascularization in Patients on the Renal Transplant List: When and What is Appropriate? -- 23. Pulmonary Hypertension in the Potential Kidney Transplant Recipient -- 24. Cardiac Surveillance whilst Listed for Renal Transplantation -- 25. Post Kidney Transplant Modification of Cardiovascular Risk -- 26. Cardiomyopathy in the Potential Kidney Transplant Candidate -- PART V: ANTICOAGULATION AND ANTIPLATELET THERAPY IN CKD -- 27. Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Chronic Kidney Disease -- 28. Anticoagulation-Related Nephropathy: Tip of the Iceberg -- 29. Impact of Antiplatelet Therapy and Platelet Reactivity Testing on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease -- PART VI: INTERVENTIONAL STRATEGIES IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN CKD -- 30. Revascularization Strategies in Chronic Kidney Disease: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention vs. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery -- 31. Revascularization Strategies in CKD: Anti-Platelet Therapy, Stent Type, Timing, and Complications of PCI -- 32. Peripheral Arterial Disease in CKD: Disease Burden, Outcomes and Interventional Strategies -- 33. Contrast Induced Nephropathy -- 34. Acute Kidney Injury after Cardiac Surgery -- PART VII: THE CARDIORENOMETABOLIC SPECTRUM -- 35. Dyslipidemias in CKD and ESKD: Outcomes and Management -- 36. The Cardiac Impact of Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease (ARVD) -- 37. Preeclampsia: A Mirror into Future Cardiovascular and Renal Health -- 38. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Unifying Link between Cardiovascular and Renal Disease -- PART VIII: DILEMMAS IN HYPERTENSION -- 39. Chronic Kidney Disease and BP Goals -- 40. Renal Artery Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management -- 41. Renal Denervation: Current Opinions and Practice.
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Cervical Lymphadenitis

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IWK. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2018.
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PL-1101
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There are glands or lymph nodes in many parts of our body including both sides of our neck. When we have cold symptoms or other infections in our mouth, nose, ears or throat, these glands go to work to help fight this infection. As a result, the glands can swell and we might see or feel a small lump in our neck. This is a normal sign that our glands are doing their job. However, sometimes one of these glands can become infected by bacteria and become very swollen, tender and red. Doctors cal…
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IWK. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Information for Patients and Families
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Lymph Nodes
Tuberculosis, Lymph Node
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Lymph nodes--Diseases
Lymphadenitis
Abstract
There are glands or lymph nodes in many parts of our body including both sides of our neck. When we have cold symptoms or other infections in our mouth, nose, ears or throat, these glands go to work to help fight this infection. As a result, the glands can swell and we might see or feel a small lump in our neck. This is a normal sign that our glands are doing their job. However, sometimes one of these glands can become infected by bacteria and become very swollen, tender and red. Doctors call this condition cervical lymphadenitis.
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IWK Emergency Department, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1101
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All Zones
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Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Jonathan S. Steinberg, Andrew E. Epstein, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient’s life. To supplement these discussion…
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Steinberg, Jonathan S.
Epstein, Andrew E.
Responsibility
Jonathan S. Steinberg, Andrew E. Epstein, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 140 p.) : 43 illus., 32 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030228828
9783030228811 (Print ed.)
9783030228835 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Clinical Decision-Making
Defibrillators, Implantable
Pacemaker, Artificial
Risk Factors
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient’s life. To supplement these discussions, chapters review opposing positions on both sides of a controversy and present clinical material to illustrate the different perspectives. Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias is an essential resource not only for physicians, residents, and fellows in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology but also for associated professionals including nurses and technicians who work with CIEDs.
Contents
1. The Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy -- 2. Risk Stratification Beyond Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance -- 3. Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillators -- 4. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure in Patients Without Left Bundle Branch Block -- 5. Biventricular Pacing for Patients with Complete Heart Block -- 6. CRT Devices in Heart Failure: Does the Patient Need a Pacemaker or Defibrillator? -- 7. His Bundle Pacing Versus Biventricular Pacing for CRT -- 8. Replacement of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators When Ventricular Function Has Recovered -- 9. Use of Implantable Monitors for Arrhythmia Detection -- 10. Ethical Conundra in CIED Therapy: Ethical Implantation, Ethical End-of-Life Care.
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Controversies in the management of gynecological cancers

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Jonathan A. Ledermann, Carien L. Creutzberg, Michael A. Quinn, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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Gynecological cancers are some of the most commonly occurring malignancies in women. Despite their high incidence, treatment and management of these cancers remain controversial, with conflicting evidence about many aspects of the disease. Controversies in the Management of Gynecological Cancers offers a unique assessment of the opposing sides of the controversial issues associated with gynecological cancers, and aims to provide professionals in the field with a keener sense of the underlying e…
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Ledermann, Jonathan A
Creutzberg, Carien L
Quinn, Michael A
Responsibility
Jonathan A. Ledermann, Carien L. Creutzberg, Michael A. Quinn, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 349 pages)
ISBN
9780857299109 (electronic bk.)
9780857299093
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - diagnosis
Genital Neoplasms, Female - therapy
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female - Cancer - Treatment
Genital Neoplasms, Female - therapy
Abstract
Gynecological cancers are some of the most commonly occurring malignancies in women. Despite their high incidence, treatment and management of these cancers remain controversial, with conflicting evidence about many aspects of the disease. Controversies in the Management of Gynecological Cancers offers a unique assessment of the opposing sides of the controversial issues associated with gynecological cancers, and aims to provide professionals in the field with a keener sense of the underlying evidence-base and a starting point from which to follow the ongoing debate. A section on the direction of future research to resolve these issues completes the discussion in each chapter. This book will appeal to specialists, trainees and healthcare workers in gynecological oncology, gynecologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, and is an excellent starting point for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of the management of gynecological malignancy.
Contents
1. Controversies in the Treatment of Women with Early Stage Epithelial Ovarian Cancer -- 2. Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: When to Treat and How to Assess -- 3. New Views of Ovarian Carcinoma Types: How will this Change Practice? -- 4. Lymphadenectomy in Endometrial Cancer: The Controversy Rages Unabated -- 5. What is the Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Endometrial Cancer? -- 6. Chemotherapy and/or Targeted Therapies for Advanced Endometrial Cancer: Time to Rethink? -- 7. Is Cervix Cancer a Disappearing Disease? Impact of HPV Vaccination in Developed Countries -- 8. What is the Role of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Advanced Cervical Cancer? -- 9. Response as a Measure of Treatment Efficacy in Clinical Trials: Should RECIST Be Abandoned? -- 10. What are the Treatment Options for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer? -- 11. How To Study Rare Gynaecological Tumours: Trials or Registries? -- 12. What is the Best Treatment Model for Gynaecological Cancers? Does Centralization Help? -- 13. When Should Surgery be Performed for the First-Line Treatment of Advanced Ovarian Cancer? -- 14. Does Intraperitoneal Therapy for Ovarian Cancer have a Future? -- 15. Maintenance Therapy for First-Line Treatment of Ovarian CancerIs this the Strategy for the Future? -- 16. What is the Value of Lymphadenectomy in Early Ovarian Cancer? -- 17. Sentinel Node BiopsyDoes it Help in the Management of Vulvar Cancer? -- 18. Controversies in the Management of Advanced Vulvar Cancer -- 19. Bowel Obstruction in Ovarian Cancer: To Operate or Not? -- 20. Early Cervical Cancer: Can Fertility be Safely Preserved? -- 21. What is the Role of PET/CT in Gynaecologic Cancers? -- 22. Do Intensity-Modulated Radiation, Image-Guided Radiation, and 3D Brachytherapy Significantly Advance Radiotherapeutic Management of Gynecologic Cancers? -- 23. What is the Place of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Ovarian, Endometrial, and Breast Cancer? -- 24. Familial Gynaecological Cancers: Whom to Screen and How to Manage? -- 25. Trial Design: Should Randomized Phase III Trials in Gynaecological Cancers be Abandoned? -- 26. How Should Early Gestational Trophoblastic Disease be Managed? -- 27. Should Every Woman with Gynaecologic Cancer Undergo Routine Screening for Psychological Distress and Sexual Dysfunction? -- 28. How Should Gynaecological Sarcomas be Managed? -- 29. What is the Future of Immunotherapy in Ovarian Cancer?
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Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings : Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High-Stakes Environment

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Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Robert Simon. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing syn…
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St.Pierre, Michael
Other Authors
Hofinger, Gesine
Simon, Robert
Responsibility
Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Robert Simon
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 433 p. : 65 illus., 52 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319414270
9783319414256 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Group Processes
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Care Team
Personnel Management - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Personnel management
Abstract
This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to update and enhance each chapter -- blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. Among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare. It will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing program and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach teamwork.
Contents
Part I. Basic Principles: Error, Complexity, and Human Behavior -- The Human Factors: Errors and Skills -- The Challenge of Acute Healthcare -- The Nature of Error -- The Psychology of Human Action -- Part II. Individual Factors of Behavior -- Human Perception: The Way We See Things -- Information Processing and Mental Models: World Views -- Goals and Plans: Turning Points for Success -- Attention: The Focus of Consciousness -- Stress -- Strategies for Action: Ways to Achieve Good Decisions -- Part III. The Team -- The Key to Success: Teamwork -- Speech Is Golden: Communication -- Leadership -- Part IV. Error and Safety in Organizations -- Organization, Errors, and Safety -- Strategies for Patient Safety -- Learning for Safety.
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Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-health Solutions

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Nilmini Wickramasinghe ... [et al.], editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Health care companies want to deliver their services with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Consumers want services that are effective, responsive, convenient, and worth the cost. In response to these demands, web-based and other electronic technologies are revolutionizing health care services. Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-Health Solutions surveys this rapid transformation as it is occurring worldwide. Focusing on new applications in consumer-centered health ca…
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Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Responsibility
Nilmini Wickramasinghe ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 385 p. : 78 ill.)
Series Title
Healthcare delivery in the information age
ISBN
9781461415367
Subjects (MeSH)
Electronic Health Records
Health Care Sector - trends
Medical Informatics
Telemedicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical records - Data processing
Abstract
Health care companies want to deliver their services with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Consumers want services that are effective, responsive, convenient, and worth the cost. In response to these demands, web-based and other electronic technologies are revolutionizing health care services. Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-Health Solutions surveys this rapid transformation as it is occurring worldwide. Focusing on new applications in consumer-centered health care in North America, Europe, and Asia, the book demonstrates how electronic innovations can balance business objectives (e.g., low cost, improved performance management) while attending to consumer needs (e.g., access, quality, and value). Keeping technical jargon to a minimum, chapter authors dissect the impact of e-solutions on both sides of the health care system, and the keys to successful adaptation and sustainability. Facilitators and obstacles to IT changeovers based on economic, cultural, and other factors are identified in detail. And the book warns realistically against the pitfalls of designing and implementing tech-based platforms in systems not yet ready to make such changes. A sampling of topics covered: A strategic model for health care IS design; Online discussion forums as a means of peer support; Improving web accessibility for disabled people; Knowledge management: often neglected yet crucial to e-health; Business models for electronic health care services: examples from Germany; A comprehensive approach to the IT-clinical practice interface. With its wide scope of innovative ideas, Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-Health Solutions is a path-breaking text for health care administrators and researchers in health care management, health policy, and health services.
Contents
Foreword -- Part I Innovation & Process -- Chapter 1. Improving e-performance management in healthcare using intelligent IT solutions -- Chapter 2. An intelligence e- risk detection model to improve decision efficiency in the context of the orthopaedic operating room -- Chapter 3. Healthcare Information Systems Design: Using a Strategic Improvisation Model -- Chapter 4. Assimilation Of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS): An Analysis And Critique -- Chapter 5. e-Health in China: an evaluation -- Chapter 6. Improving The Process Of Healthcare Delivery in An Outpatient Environment: The Case of a Urology Department -- Chapter 7. Adaptations For E-Kiosk Systems In Germany To Develop Barrier-Free Terminals For Handicapped Persons -- Part II Design & Organisation -- Chapter 8. Collaborative Approach For Sustainable Citizen-Centered Health Care -- Chapter 9. Strategies and Solutions in eHealth: A Literature Review -- Chapter 10. Online Discussion Forum as a Means of Peer Support -- Chapter 11. Designing Persuasive Health Behavior Change Interventions -- Chapter 12. Accessibility In The Web For Disabled People -- Part III People -- Chapter 13. Knowledge Management: often neglected but crucial to eHealth -- Chapter 14. Patient Empowerment: A Two Way Road -- Chapter 15. Citizen ePOWERment -- Chapter 16. E-health: Focusing On People-Ceintric Dimensions.- Chapter 17. A Model of Estimating the Direct Benefits of Implementing Electronic data exchange of EMRs and State Immunization Information Systems -- Part IV IS/IT -- Chapter 18. Business Models for Electronic Healthcare Services in Germany -- Chapter 19. Smart Objects in Healthcare: Impact on Clinical Logistics -- Chapter 20. Agency Theory in E-Healthcare and Telemedicine: A Literature Study -- Chapter 21. Cost Accounting and Decision Support for Healthcare Institutions -- Chapter 22. A Comprehensive Approach to the IT-Clinical Practice Interface -- Epilogue.
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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Couples with Mixed HIV Status : Beyond Positive/Negative

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Asha Persson, Shana D. Hughes, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This edited volume presents a detailed portrait of couples living with mixed HIV status, where one partner is HIV-positive and the other negative. Readers will come to understand the various and complex ways in which these mixed-status, or serodiscordant couples build a life together within the shadow of HIV-related stigma. Spanning the globe, coverage explores serodiscordance as a negotiated practice and process, inseparable from the social context in which it is situated. The book shows how c…
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Persson, Asha
Hughes, Shana D.
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Asha Persson, Shana D. Hughes, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 276 pages) : 7 illus.
Series Vol.
2
Series Title
Social aspects of HIV
ISBN
9783319427256
9783319427232 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6559
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
HIV Seronegativity
HIV Seropositivity - ethnology
HIV Seropositivity - psychology
Spouses - ethnology
Other Subjects
United States - ethnology
Abstract
This edited volume presents a detailed portrait of couples living with mixed HIV status, where one partner is HIV-positive and the other negative. Readers will come to understand the various and complex ways in which these mixed-status, or serodiscordant couples build a life together within the shadow of HIV-related stigma. Spanning the globe, coverage explores serodiscordance as a negotiated practice and process, inseparable from the social context in which it is situated. The book shows how couples draw on diverse and sometimes contradictory cultural discourses of medicine, romance, and "normality" to make sense of and manage their mixed HIV status and any perceived risks, not uncommonly in ways that depart from prevailing HIV prevention messages. Throughout, compelling personal stories accompany the empirical research, sharing the firsthand experiences of men and women in serodiscordant relationships. Bringing together research from diverse disciplines and geographical regions, this book contributes important insights for future HIV health promotion as well as offers new knowledge to scholarship on the cultural intersections of illness and intimacy. It will appeal to a broad audience working across the fields of HIV, health, gender, sexuality, development, and human rights.
Contents
Foreword: Emeritus Professor Susan Kippax -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Making "Difference": New Perspectives on HIV Serodiscordance / Asha Persson & Shana D. Hughes -- PART I. Biomedicine, Change & Diversity: Conceptualising Serodiscordance : The Science Made Me Do it! A Journey toward Reimagining Myself as Non-infectious: Serodiscordant Sexuality in the Age of TasP / Pluto Savage -- "PrEP Makes My Relationship Even More Normal": The Discursive Production of Hope in the Context of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among Young Adults with Partners Living with HIV Infection in California / Kimberley Koester, Xavier A Erguera & Janet Myers -- Seeking Sero-harmony: Changing Conceptualisations of Sero-difference and Sero-status in Australia / John Rule & Sean Slavin -- Situating Serodiscordance: Living in Relationships with Mixed HIV Status in Different Local, Historical and Biomedical Realities / Angela Kelly-Hanku -- HIV Serodiscordant Couples and the Discourse of Normality: Reconciling Biomedical and Social Meanings in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Shana D. Hughes -- Exploring the Relational Complexity of Serodiscordance: Negotiating Violence, Temporality and Diaspora / Annette-Carina van der Zaag & Ulla McKnight -- PART II. Stigma, Culture & Gender: Contextualising Serodiscordance: Conversations with two African American and Indian Women: Sunshine after the Rain & Red Reminds Me / Stacy Jennings, USA -- Be the Change You Want to See / Jyoti Dhawale-Surve, Mumbai -- Intimacy, Support and Social Connectivity: Experiences of HIV Serodiscordant Relationships among Black African People Living in England / Adam Bourne, John Owuor & Catherine Dodds -- Stigma, Sex and Family Life: Serodiscordance in Henan Province, China / Kumi Smith, Huixin Liu, Junjue Wang, Wensheng He, Gail E. Henderson, William C. Miller & Ning Wang -- Reconciling Serodiscordance: Lived Experiences of Mixed HIV Status Relationships in Ethiopia / Yordanos M. Tiruneh, Yemane Berhane & Ira B. Wilson -- Dialectics of Gender and Health: The Case of HIV Serodiscordance in Uganda / Robert Wyrod -- Planning to be a Parent in HIV Sero-Different Relationships in Ireland: A Critical Gender Analysis / Carmel Kelly & Maria Lohan -- Serodiscordance and Gender Dynamics in Indian Culture / Sangeeta Sharma Dhaor -- PART III. Love, Risk & Relationships: Negotiating Serodiscordance: Treatment as Prevention: A Love Story / Caroline Watson -- Relationships between Serodiscordant Gay Male Couples in Lima, Peru: Sero-Disclosure and Living with Serodiscordance / Kelika Konda, Clara Sandoval & Lizzete Najarro -- "HIV-Positivity and HIV-Negativity; Two Sides of the Same Coin": Narratives of Greek HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Gay Men on HIV and Intimate Relationships / Valantis Papathanasiou -- "Because we're so in Love": The Experiences of HIV-negative and HIV-positive Partners in Serodiscordant Relationships in Vietnam / Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Sally Cameron, & Lan Nguyen -- Negotiating 'Sero-Imbalances" within HIV Serodiscordant Relationships in Canada: A Pilot Inquiry / Amrita Daftary, Joshua Mendelsohn & Liviana Calzavara -- Pills, Providers and Partners: Exploring Trust among Serodiscordant Couples in Australia / Christy Newman, Asha Persson & Jeanne Ellard.
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Culture and health disparities : evaluation of interventions and outcomes in the U.S.-Mexico border region

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John G. Bruhn. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce. Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account…
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Bruhn, John G.
Responsibility
John G. Bruhn
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 83 pages)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319064628 (electronic bk.)
9783319064611
Subjects (MeSH)
Healthcare Disparities
Public Health
Social Conditions
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Migration
Public health - Mexican-American Border Region
Medical care - Regional disparities
Other Subjects
Mexico
United States
Abstract
The sister cities of the southwestern United States border are challenged by widespread environmental and health issues and limited access to help. And while different initiatives have been set up to improve health outcomes and lessen inequities in the border region, evaluation data are scarce. Culture and Health Disparities provides a perspective on U.S.-Mexico border health with an evidence-based guide for conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating health interventions. Taking into account the unique qualities of border life and their influence on general wellbeing, this important volume offers detailed criteria for creating public health programs that are medically, culturally, and ethically sound. The book identifies gaps in intervention research on major health concerns in the area, relating them to disparity-reduction efforts in the rest of the U.S. and arguing for more relevant means of data gathering and analysis. The author also asserts that progress can be made on both sides of the border despite concurrent social and political problems in the region. Included in the coverage: The border region as a social system. The development of health disparities: a life-course model. A social systems approach to understanding health disparities. A critique of U.S.-Mexico border health interventions. Evaluating interventions to reduce healthcare disparities. Ethical issues in health interventions across cultures and contexts. A text for researchers and practitioners working to promote border health and reduce service inequalities, Culture and Health Disparities asks pertinent questions and provides workable, meaningful answers.
Contents
1. The Border Region: Its Culture and Health Disparities -- 2. Understanding Health Disparities -- 3. A Critique of U.S.-Mexico Border Health Interventions -- 4. Ethical Issues in Health Interventions Across Contexts and Cultures.
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EHealth, care and quality of life

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Antonio Gaddi, Fabio Capello, Marco Manca, editors. --Milan: Springer , c2014.
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The debate over eHealth is alive as never before. Supporters suggest that it will result in dramatic innovations in healthcare, including a giant leap towards patient-centered care, new opportunities to improve effectiveness, and enhanced wellness and quality of life. In addition, the growing market value of investments in health IT suggests that eHealth can offer at least a partial cure for the current economic stagnation. Detractors counter these arguments by claiming that eHealth has already…
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Gaddi, Antonio
Capello, Fabio
Manca, Marco
Bertolucci, S
Gensini, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Antonio Gaddi, Fabio Capello, Marco Manca, editors
Alternate Title
E-health, care and quality of life
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 220 pages)
ISBN
9788847052536 (electronic bk.)
9788847052529
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Informatics
Telemedicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical informatics
Medical telematics
Quality of life
Health Informatics
Communications Engineering, Networks
Telecommunication in medicine
European Integration
Interaction Design
Abstract
The debate over eHealth is alive as never before. Supporters suggest that it will result in dramatic innovations in healthcare, including a giant leap towards patient-centered care, new opportunities to improve effectiveness, and enhanced wellness and quality of life. In addition, the growing market value of investments in health IT suggests that eHealth can offer at least a partial cure for the current economic stagnation. Detractors counter these arguments by claiming that eHealth has already failed: the UK Department of Health has shut down the NHS National Program for IT, Google has discontinued its Health flagship, and doubts have arisen over privacy safeguards for both patients and medical professionals. This book briefly explains why caregivers, professionals, technicians, patients, politicians, and others should all consider themselves stakeholders in eHealth. It offers myth-busting responses to some ill-considered arguments from both sides of the trench, in the process allowing a fresh look at eHealth. In addition, it describes how the technical failures of previous eHealth systems can be avoided, examines the legal basis of eHealth, and discusses associated ethical issues.
Contents
1. The debate over eHealth -- 2. Definitions of eHealth -- 3. An introduction to the technological basis of eHealth -- 4. eHealth and me: The implications of the Net for health care relationships -- 5. Legally eHealth -- 6. EU support to eHealth and cost-benefits -- 7. No (e)Health without (e)Research -- 8. eHealth policy -- 9. The high-tech face of eHealth -- 10. The data-driven revolution of healthcare -- 11. eEducation and eHealth: a call for action -- 12. Conclusions.
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The Epilepsy Book : A Companion for Patients : Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment

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Thalia Valeta. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book presents scientific evidence about epilepsy along with straightforward guidance and recommendations. Responses to frequently asked questions and clarification of uncertainties are provided to empower patients to optimize their medical, psychological and social care. This book helps mediate between patients and health care professionals and can assist both sides to understand the condition of epilepsy at all levels. The information provided in the book empowers patients to share decisi…
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Valeta, Thalia
Responsibility
Thalia Valeta
Alternate Title
Epilepsy : optimizing diagnosis and treatment
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 208 pages) : 7 illus., 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319616797
9783319616773 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Epilepsy - Popular Works
Abstract
This book presents scientific evidence about epilepsy along with straightforward guidance and recommendations. Responses to frequently asked questions and clarification of uncertainties are provided to empower patients to optimize their medical, psychological and social care. This book helps mediate between patients and health care professionals and can assist both sides to understand the condition of epilepsy at all levels. The information provided in the book empowers patients to share decision making with their carers and clinicians and enables them to make informed decisions, by taking into account the best scientific evidence, as well as the patients' values and preferences. The Epilepsy Book: A Companion for Patients is ideal for patients with epilepsy and their carers, and will also be of interest to health care professionals, medical students and teachers. Thalia Valeta's approach to epilepsy facilitates deeper understanding of the unmet needs and expectations of patients.
Contents
History of epilepsy -- General aspects of epilepsy -- Preparing for the medical consultation -- Epileptic seizures -- Febrile seizures -- Reflex seizures -- Epileptic syndromes and their classification -- Idiopathic generalized epilepsies -- Benign childhood focal epilepsy -- Epileptic encephalopathies -- Structural (symptomatic) focal epilepsy -- Women and epilepsy -- Mortality and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) -- Investigations for epileptic seizures -- Prophylactic treatment with antiepileptic drugs -- Comorbidities in epilepsy -- Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures -- Psychological treatments for epilepsy -- “Metamyth”©/Dramatherapy -- Complementary (alternative) treatments for epilepsy -- Dietary treatments for epilepsy and ketogenic diet -- Safety in epilepsy -- Psychosocial impact of epilepsy -- Psychosocial aspects- parental reactions and needs in idiopathic focal epilepsies -- Stigma in epilepsy and how to combat it -- Websites and other resources for people with epilepsy.
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Face to Face : A Short History of Face Transplantation

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Maria Siemionow. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book creatively communicates the human and professional sides of the journey to the first ever near total face transplant, the response to this milestone in the medical community, and the effect it has had on the individuals involved. It focuses on the evolution of Professor Maria Siemionow as a microsurgeon and the processes by which she sensationally overcame the challenges her team encountered including the successful manipulation of the immune system to avoid rejection of the face tiss…
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Siemionow, Maria
Responsibility
Maria Siemionow
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 164 p.) : 27 illus., 17 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030060558
9783030060541 (Print ed.)
9783030060565 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Facial Transplantation - history
Specialty
Surgery, Plastic
Transplantation
Abstract
This book creatively communicates the human and professional sides of the journey to the first ever near total face transplant, the response to this milestone in the medical community, and the effect it has had on the individuals involved. It focuses on the evolution of Professor Maria Siemionow as a microsurgeon and the processes by which she sensationally overcame the challenges her team encountered including the successful manipulation of the immune system to avoid rejection of the face tissue by the recipient. Face to Face: A Short History of Face Transplantation combines the medical and human elements of the development of face transplant surgery. It is not only targeted at the surgical professional and trainee, but also the general public who wish to read about the journey of how a significant medical advancement was made. It is also great reading to inspire girls of an age where they are thinking about career paths to believe they can do something extraordinary and could persuade some to pursue a career in an STEM subject.
Contents
1. Inching Ahead -- 2. Anatomy Lessons -- 3. Wanderings -- 4. Of Scalpels and Family -- 5. Becoming a Microsurgeon -- 6. The Face Is Different from the Heart -- 7. Louisville Fellows -- 8. Transplants -- 9. Ethical Considerations -- 10. The Candidate -- 11. The Time Comes -- 12. Ten Years Pass -- Addendum -- Appendix -- Cutlines.
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Laboratory administration for pathologists

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Elizabeth A. Wagar, Richard E. Horowitz, Gene P. Siegal. --Northfield, IL: CAP Press , c2011.
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Laboratory Administration for Pathologists covers all aspects of clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory administration. Taking a practical approach, this book provides the core principles and tools of management for the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. The basics of financial, operations, and quality management are covered and complemented by rarely found discussions of the “soft” sides of management and leadership, such as communication, ethics, and decision making.
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Wagar, Elizabeth A
Other Authors
Horowitz, Richard E
Siegal, Gene P
Responsibility
Elizabeth A. Wagar, Richard E. Horowitz, Gene P. Siegal
Place of Publication
Northfield, IL
Publisher
CAP Press
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource, 300 p.
ISBN
9781941096031
Subjects (MeSH)
Laboratories - organization & administration
Pathology, Clinical - methods
Abstract
Laboratory Administration for Pathologists covers all aspects of clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory administration. Taking a practical approach, this book provides the core principles and tools of management for the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. The basics of financial, operations, and quality management are covered and complemented by rarely found discussions of the “soft” sides of management and leadership, such as communication, ethics, and decision making.
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The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee : A Practical Guide to Management

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Gregory C. Fanelli. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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Now in its revised and expanded third edition, this practical text remains devoted to diagnosis and management of the multiple ligament injured/dislocated knee and related injuries. Topics addressed in the third edition include: issues of anterior and posterior cruciate and collateral ligament anatomy and biomechanics, non-invasive diagnostic methods, radiographic evaluation, arthroscopic evaluation, arthroscopic reconstruction demonstrating several techniques, posterolateral and posteromedial …
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Fanelli, Gregory C.
Responsibility
Gregory C. Fanelli
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 613 p.) : 424 illus., 305 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030053963
9783030053956 (Print ed.)
9783030053970 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Knee Injuries - therapy
Ligaments, articular - injuries
Specialty
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
Now in its revised and expanded third edition, this practical text remains devoted to diagnosis and management of the multiple ligament injured/dislocated knee and related injuries. Topics addressed in the third edition include: issues of anterior and posterior cruciate and collateral ligament anatomy and biomechanics, non-invasive diagnostic methods, radiographic evaluation, arthroscopic evaluation, arthroscopic reconstruction demonstrating several techniques, posterolateral and posteromedial corner injuries and treatment, assessment and treatment of vascular injuries, assessment and treatment of nerve injuries, rehabilitation, and post-operative results, ACL-based multiple ligament injuries, articular cartilage resurfacing and meniscus transplant in the multiple ligament injured knee, treatment with external fixation, treatment of extensor mechanism disruptions, and advanced surgical techniques. New chapters in the third edition include direct nerve transfer for peroneal nerve injury, management of extensor mechanism disruption and patellar instability, multiple ligament knee injuries in professional athletes, internal bracing in multiple ligament knee reconstruction, multiple ligament knee injuries in the United States active duty military population, knee dislocations in the morbidly obese, multiple ligament knee injuries in patients 18 years of age and younger, and anterolateral ligament reconstruction in the multiple ligament injured knee. Generously illustrated with line art and intraoperative photographs, The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee, 3e is still the only book available that focuses exclusively on this topic for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and all clinicians treating the knee.
Contents
Part I. Editor’s Experience -- PCL Based Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries: What I Have Learned in 28 Years -- Part II. Anatomy and Biomechanics -- Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Cruciate Ligaments and Their Surgical Implications -- Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Lateral and Medial Sides of the Knee and the Surgical Implications -- Part III. Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Initial Assessment in the Acute and Chronic Multiple-Ligament-Injured Knee -- Classification of Knee Dislocations and the Surgical Implications -- Instrumented Measurement of the Multiple-Ligament-Injured Knee: Arthrometers, Stress Radiography, and Laxiometer -- MRI Imaging in the Multiple-Ligament-Injured Knee -- Part IV. Non-surgical Treatment -- Selective Surgical Treatment of Knee Dislocations -- Part V. Surgical Treatment of the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Graft Selection in Multiple Ligament Injured Knee Surgery -- Part VI. Surgical Treatment of the ACL Based Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Surgical Treatment of Combined ACL and Medial-Sided Knee Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Treatment of Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Lateral Side Injures: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Treatment of Combined ACL Medial and Lateral Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Revision ACL-Based Multiple Ligament Knee Surgery -- Part VII. Surgical Treatment of the PCL Based Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Arthroscopic Primary Repair in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Surgical Treatment of Combined PCL/Lateral Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Treatment of Combined PCL Medial Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Treatment of Combined PCL Medial and Lateral Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Treatment of Combined ACL PCL Medial Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Management of ACL, PCL, and Lateral-Sided Injuries: Acute and Chronic -- Surgical Treatment of Combined PCL ACL Medial and Lateral Side Injuries (Global Laxity): Acute and Chronic -- Revision Surgery in the Posterior Cruciate Ligament and Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Part VIII. Other Considerations -- Mechanical Graft Tensioning in Multiple Ligament Knee Surgery -- Management of Arterial and Venous Injuries in the Dislocated Knee -- Tendon Transfers for Peroneal Nerve Injuries in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Direct Nerve Transfer for Peroneal Nerve Injury in Knee Dislocations -- The Role of Osteotomy in the Multiple-Ligament Injured Knee -- Management of Chronic Fixed Posterior Tibial Subluxation in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Fracture Dislocations of the Knee -- Articular Cartilage Restoration in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Meniscal Injuries and Treatment in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Management of Extensor Mechanism Disruption and Patellofemoral Instability in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries in the Professional Athlete -- Internal Bracing in Multiple Ligament Knee Reconstruction -- Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries in the United States Military Active Duty Population -- Knee Dislocations in the Morbidly Obese Patient -- Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries in Patients 18 Years of Age and Younger -- Anterolateral Complex Reconstruction in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Part IX. Postoperative Care -- Brace Considerations in Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Instability and the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Postoperative Rehabilitation of the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Part X. Outcomes -- Complications Associated With the Treatment of the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee -- Results of Treatment of the Multiple-Ligament-Injured Knee -- Part XI Clinical Case Studies -- Selected Case Studies in the Treatment of the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee.
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PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Day Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO/ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for y…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Day Unit
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO/ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Day Unit
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1442
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Psychiatrists in Combat : Mental Health Clinicians' Experiences in the War Zone

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Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Christopher H. Warner, Robert N. McLay, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book tells the professional and personal experiences of American military psychiatrists and their colleagues in the longest conflict in American history. These highly trained men and women treat service members for the psychological consequences from their experiences in battle, including killing enemy combatants; seeing wounded and killed civilian casualties; losing their friends in combat; factoring in personal mental health needs, including psychiatric drug treatment; and potentially de…
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Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron
Warner, Christopher H
McLay, Robert N
Responsibility
Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Christopher H. Warner, Robert N. McLay, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 221 pages) : 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319441184
9783319441160 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Combat Disorders - psychology
Military Personnel - psychology
Military Psychiatry
Warfare
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book tells the professional and personal experiences of American military psychiatrists and their colleagues in the longest conflict in American history. These highly trained men and women treat service members for the psychological consequences from their experiences in battle, including killing enemy combatants; seeing wounded and killed civilian casualties; losing their friends in combat; factoring in personal mental health needs, including psychiatric drug treatment; and potentially dealing with their own physical injuries from being shot or blown up. The volume consists of 20 short first-person case studies from the mental health providers who have been risking their lives while treating patients in the battlefield since 9/11. Written by expert psychiatrists who have experienced these challenges directly, this texts offers both a clinical and personal account that is not found anywhere else. Topics include tips on providing psychotherapy in battle, evaluating and treating detainees in war prisons such as Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and the unique challenges of prescribing medication to patients who are also comrades in war. Psychiatrists in Combat is uniquely positioned to be a valuable resource for psychiatrists interested in trauma and veterans, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, military health personnel, and mental health professionals interested in military psychiatry.
Contents
1. The Road to Iraq -- 2. Farm Boy Turned Military Psychologist: A Summary of War Deployment Experiences, Struggles, and Coping -- 3. Someone Always Has It Worse: The Convoy to Balad -- 4. Psychiatrists in Combat: From the Deckplates to Division -- 5. Occupational Therapists Share Deployment Experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan -- 6. The Most Efficient Marine -- 7. The Purposeful Doctor -- 8. The Iraqi Heart of Darkness: A Visit to Abu Ghraib -- 9. The Two Sides of Modern Day American Combat: From Camp Austerity to Camp Chocolate Cake -- 10. Zero To Sixty: From Residency to the War Zone -- 11. Research at the Tip of the Spear -- 12. From Battalion Surgeon to Combat Psychiatrist: Three Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan -- 13. "Oh, The Things You Can Find" -- 14. Chronicles from the Cradle of Civilization -- 15. To Squander the Fighting Strength? Personal Experiences with Preventive Psychiatry and the Dilemma of Wartime Public Mental Health -- 16. Learning to Scale the Wall -- 17. Shrink in the Making: Learning to Become a Psychiatrist From the War Wounded -- 18. After the Smoke Clears -- 19. The French Fourragère: Gore and Lore -- 20. Leaving Our Mark -- 21. Last of the OSCAR Psychologists in Afghanistan: An Expeditionary Model of Care -- 22. Out of Residency and into the Field: Reflections of a Junior Psychoanalytic Psychiatrist on a Iraq Deployment.
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Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty : Indications, Surgical Techniques and Complications

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Tad L. Gerlinger, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) - also known as unicondylar knee arthroplasty or partial knee replacement - is an excellent surgical option for the treatment of isolated medial, lateral and patellofemoral compartment arthritis of the knee, as long term results suggest high patient satisfaction and survivability that rivals total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These procedures are well-suited for rapid recovery protocols and outpatient surgery through well-structured surgical pathways. With d…
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Gerlinger, Tad L.
Responsibility
Tad L. Gerlinger, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 230 p.) : 76 illus., 39 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030274115
9783030274108 (Print ed.)
9783030274122 (Print ed.)
9783030274139 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Knee Prosthesis
Pain Management
Specialty
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) - also known as unicondylar knee arthroplasty or partial knee replacement - is an excellent surgical option for the treatment of isolated medial, lateral and patellofemoral compartment arthritis of the knee, as long term results suggest high patient satisfaction and survivability that rivals total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These procedures are well-suited for rapid recovery protocols and outpatient surgery through well-structured surgical pathways. With demand increasing for knee arthroplasty, patients presenting sooner and at a younger age, and an ever-increasing interest from patients, surgeons and payors in outpatient surgery, the demand for unicompartmental arthroplasty is expected to increase significantly. This text will assist orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, residents and attendings in developing successful pathways for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, divided into three thematic sections. Part one discusses the history, indications and patient selection for UKA, including how to manage patient expectations, as well as implant choices. Surgical techniques for UKA are presented in part two, both the medial and lateral sides, with discussion of mobile bearings, pain management, blood preservation strategies, and therapy options both before and after surgery. Complications and their prevention are presented in part three, including periprosthetic fractures and infection. Timely and practical, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty will provide orthopedic surgeons and related clinical staff with all they need to know to bring this increasingly common technique into practice.
Contents
Part I: General Considerations and Indications for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 1. History of the Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 2. Indications for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Which Knees Are Best? -- 3. Patient Criteria for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Are There Exclusion Criteria? -- 4. Risk Mitigation for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 5. Managing Patient Expectations for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 6. Implant Choices for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- Part II: Surgical Techniques for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 7. Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Indications and Technique -- 8. The Mobile Bearing in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 9. Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Indications and Technique -- 10. Treating Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis with Unicompartmental and Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 11. Utilizing Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty for More Than One Compartment -- 12. Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency -- 13. Pain Management in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 14. Blood Preservation Strategies in Total Knee and Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 15. Outpatient Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 16. Therapy for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Pre-op, Day of, and Post-op -- Part III: Complications of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 17. Disease Progression and Component Failure in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 18. Periprosthetic Fracture in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 19. Preventing Infections in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty -- 20. Infection Remediation in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.
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Vitreoretinal Surgery: Strategies and Tactics

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Ferenc Kuhn. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is exceptional in explaining not only when and how but also why vitrectomy is performed--an additional focus that will help trainee surgeons to develop their own critical thinking. Uniquely, the book's first part describes "the life of the vitreoretinal surgeon" to help residents decide whether the field is indeed suitable for them, and if yes, how they can chart their own course in the absence of a formal fellowship program. The second and third parts discuss the fundamentals in VR s…
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Author
Kuhn, Ferenc
Responsibility
Ferenc Kuhn
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 551 p. : 185 illus., 157 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319194790
9783319194783 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Abstract
This book is exceptional in explaining not only when and how but also why vitrectomy is performed--an additional focus that will help trainee surgeons to develop their own critical thinking. Uniquely, the book's first part describes "the life of the vitreoretinal surgeon" to help residents decide whether the field is indeed suitable for them, and if yes, how they can chart their own course in the absence of a formal fellowship program. The second and third parts discuss the fundamentals in VR surgery, such as the general philosophy underlying vitrectomy, equipment, examination, timing, anesthesia, the surgeon's posture, and the organization of the operating room. The final two parts are dedicated to surgical strategy and tissue tactics, reviewing the principles of surgical maneuvers and the practical sides of diagnosis-specific issues. An appendix is also included, which offers additional guideposts for the aspiring trainee surgeon, including a description of how an ideal mentor should act in surgery. The book is written in an easy-to-follow format with bullet points and text boxes, and has well over 250 color images and line drawings as well as over 60 tables.
Contents
Part I. Becoming a VR Surgeon -- Part II. VR Surgery: Basic Principles -- Part III. The VR Surgeon in the OR -- Part IV. VR Surgery: General Strategies and Tactics -- Part V. Tissue Tactics in VR Surgery.
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