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Adipose tissue and adipokines in health and disease

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Giamila Fantuzzi, Theodore Mazzone, editors. (Second edition) --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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The field of adipose tissue biology has been expanding at a very rapid pace in the last few years. Numerous advances have been made since publication of the first edition of this book, in terms of basic adipocyte biology, understanding of the determinants of obesity, distribution of body fat and weight loss, as well as the mechanisms linking excess adiposity to various co-morbidities. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition contains updated chapters from the previous…
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Fantuzzi, Giamila
Mazzone, Theodore
Responsibility
Giamila Fantuzzi, Theodore Mazzone, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 372 pages)
Series
Nutrition and Health
Series Title
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9781627037709 (electronic bk.)
9781627037693
Subjects (MeSH)
Adipocytes - physiology
Adipose Tissue - physiology
Obesity - complications
Obesity - etiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Adipose tissues
Fat cells
Adipocytes
Abstract
The field of adipose tissue biology has been expanding at a very rapid pace in the last few years. Numerous advances have been made since publication of the first edition of this book, in terms of basic adipocyte biology, understanding of the determinants of obesity, distribution of body fat and weight loss, as well as the mechanisms linking excess adiposity to various co-morbidities. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition contains updated chapters from the previous volume but as the field has evolved, some areas covered in the first edition have been refocused to address the new knowledge. The volume is divided in four sections: the first two deal with basic adipose tissue and adipokine biology, while the last two address the problem of obesity and alterations in adipose tissue function from an epidemiological and clinical standpoint. The chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific information. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition is a useful resource for physicians interested in adipose tissue biology and basic scientists who want to know more about applied aspects of the field. The book targets endocrinologists, residents and fellows, internists, nutritionists and general practitioners who are exposed to an ever-expanding obese population.
Contents
Adipose Tissue: Structure and Function -- Adipose Tissue in Evolution -- Adipose Stem Cells and Adipogenesis -- Adipose Stem Cells and Adipogenesis -- Metabolism of White Adipose Tissue -- Bad Fat or Just More Fat? Murine Models of Metabolically Healthy Obesity -- The Aging Adipose Organ: Lipid Redistribution, Inflammation, and Cellular Senescence -- Adipokines: Leptin and Adiponectin in the Regulation of Inflammatory and Immune Responses -- Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Adipocyte Dysfunction in Obesity -- Adipose Tissue Inflammation -- Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Adipose Tissue Function -- Autophagy in White Adipose Tissue -- Obesity and Micronutrient Deficiencies -- Obesity -- Epidemiology of Obesity in Children -- Genetics of Obesity -- Epigenetics of Obesity -- Consequences of Rapid Weight Loss -- Adipose Tissue and Disease -- Human Lipodystrophy: An Update in Molecular Genetics and Possible Mechanisms of Fat Loss -- Adipose Tissue and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus -- Adipokines in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease -- Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease -- Respiratory Diseases in Obesity -- Adiposity and Kidney Disease -- Obesity and Joint Disease -- Obesity and Colon and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer.
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Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases

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Khalil Fattouch, Patrizio Lancellotti, Mani A. Vannan, Giuseppe Speziale, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book describes the different aspects of aortic valve and root diseases including comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options, disease risk stratification, selection of candidates for valve repair or percutaneous intervention, and most recent therapeutic options. The growing prevalence of valvular heart disease represents a major challenge in terms of short- and long-term management and surveillance. Aortic valve diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurg…
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Fattouch, Khalil
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Vannan, Mani A.
Speziale, Giuseppe
Responsibility
Khalil Fattouch, Patrizio Lancellotti, Mani A. Vannan, Giuseppe Speziale, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 418 p.) : 177 illus., 151 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319664835
9783030097738 (print ed.)
9783319664828 (print ed.)
9783319664842 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Diseases - surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book describes the different aspects of aortic valve and root diseases including comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options, disease risk stratification, selection of candidates for valve repair or percutaneous intervention, and most recent therapeutic options. The growing prevalence of valvular heart disease represents a major challenge in terms of short- and long-term management and surveillance. Aortic valve diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, are among the most frequent of these, while the number of cases of aortic root disease is also on the rise. Aortic valve disease treatment options include valve surgery, valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, and percutaneous approaches and all are covered in this volume. Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases is a highly illustrated, case oriented reference aimed at cardiology fellows in training, while also helpful to surgeons, cardiologists, imagers, interventionalists, as well as other clinicians and students involved in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic valve and root diseases.
Contents
Part I. Anatomy -- 1. The Clinical Anatomy of the Aortic Root -- 2. Aortic Root Anatomy and Physiology -- 3. Functional Anatomy and Dynamics of the Aortic Root -- Part II. Imaging -- 4. Multimodality Imaging Assessment of Aortic Stenosis -- 5. Multimodality Imaging Assessment of Aortic Regurgitation -- 6. Stress Echocardiography in Aortic Valve Disease -- 7. Multimodality Imaging Assessment of Prosthetic Aortic Valve -- 8. Aortic-Mitral Coupling -- 9. 4D Flow Imaging in Aortic Disease -- Part III Aortic Valve Annuloplasty Techniques -- 10. External Aortic Ring Annuloplasty to Standardize Aortic Valve Repair -- 11. Aortic Annulus Stabilization Using Internal Rings -- Part IV. Aortic Root Surgery Techniques -- 12. Root Replacement with Biological Valved Conduits -- 13. Aortic Valve Sparing: Reimplantation Technique -- 14. Right Anterior Mini-Thoracotomy -- 15. Modified David Operation: A New Simple Method Using a Single Inflow Suture Line -- 16. Redo Surgery for Aortic Valve and Root: Demographics and Operative Options -- Part V. Minimal Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery -- 17. Mini-Sternotomy -- 18. Right Anterior Mini-Thoracotomy for Aortic Valve Replacement -- 19. Totally Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacement (TEAVR) -- 20. Sutureless Aortic Valve Implantation -- Part VI. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation -- 21 Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Procedure Planning and Guidance -- 22. Transfemoral TAVI: Devices and Techniques -- 23. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Using the Transapical Approach -- 24. Hot Topics in TAVI: Paravalvular Leak, Thrombosis, PM Implantation, Stroke, Durability -- 25. The Impact of Surgical and Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Endothelial Function: New Markers Ahead -- 26. Risk Assessment -- Part VII. Heart Valve Clinic -- 27. The Heart Valve Centre.
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Adverse cutaneous drug reactions to cardiovascular drugs

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Esen Özkaya, Kurtulus Didem Yazganoglu. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This book describes adverse cutaneous drug reactions as among the most frequent events in patients receiving drug therapy. Cardiovascular drugs are an important group as there are a greater number of indications for the use of new drugs and their prescription continues to increase. The exact incidence of cutaneous side effects from cardiovascular drugs is difficult to estimate due to sporadic reporting. Moreover, a reliable connection between a certain drug and a certain type of reaction can on…
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Özkaya, Esen
Other Authors
Yazganoglu, K. Didem
Responsibility
Esen Özkaya, Kurtulus Didem Yazganoglu
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 259 pages)
ISBN
9781447165361 (electronic bk.)
9781447165354
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Agents - adverse effects
Skin Manifestations
Skin - drug effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular agents - Side effects
Dermatopharmacology
Dermatology
Cardiology
Abstract
This book describes adverse cutaneous drug reactions as among the most frequent events in patients receiving drug therapy. Cardiovascular drugs are an important group as there are a greater number of indications for the use of new drugs and their prescription continues to increase. The exact incidence of cutaneous side effects from cardiovascular drugs is difficult to estimate due to sporadic reporting. Moreover, a reliable connection between a certain drug and a certain type of reaction can only rarely be made, aside from the well-known angioedema/urticaria from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, lichen planus/lichenoid reaction from beta adrenergic blockers, and photosensitivity from thiazid diuretics. These reactions can extend to rare but life-threatening conditions such as erythroderma, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and drug hypersensitivity syndrome. Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reactions To Cardiovascular Drugs reviews the reported types of reactions to cardiovascular drugs. Each is discussed according to drug class and the type of dermatologic reaction with special emphasize on cross-reactions and the role of patch testing in diagnosis. A total of 116 images are included featuring clinical appearance of common adverse cutaneous drug reactions and diagnostic procedures such as patch and photopatch testing with the suspected drugs. Complementary tables may allow to scan the most common cutaneous reactions and the related cardiovascular drugs along with the possible cross reactions at first glance. It will thus be of considerable importance to all dermatologists and medical professionals who manage the skin, while being an important reference resource for cardiologists in terms of identifying potential adverse reactions to the drugs they prescribe..
Contents
Part I. General Aspects of Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reactions -- 1. General Aspects of Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reactions -- Part II. Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reactions to Specific Class of Cardiovascular Drugs -- 2. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors -- 3. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers -- 4. Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor Agonists -- 5. Class I Antiarrhythmic Drugs -- 6. Beta Adrenergic Receptor Blockers (Class II Antiarrhythmics) -- 7. Class III Antiarrhythmic Drugs -- 8. Calcium Channel Blockers -- 9. Diuretics -- 10. Vasodilatory Drugs -- 11. Lipid-Lowering Drugs -- 12. Platelet Inhibitors -- 13. Thrombolytics -- 14. Anticoagulants -- 15. Other Cardiovascular Drugs -- Part III. Patch Testing in Drug Eruptions -- 16. Patch Testing in Drug Eruptions.
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Agammaglobulinemia

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Alessandro Plebani, Vassilios Lougaris, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This book provides an updated overview of agammaglobulinemia, a rare form of primary immunodeficiency which is considered the prototype of the congenital humoral defects, and which is characterized by the absence of peripheral B cells and very low serum immunoglobulin levels. The book opens by discussing the highly orchestrated early B cell development in the bone marrow and the genes involved based on both human and animal models. The pathogenesis and clinical presentation of X-linked agammagl…
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Plebani, Alessandro
Lougaris, Vassilios
Responsibility
Alessandro Plebani, Vassilios Lougaris, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 119 p. : 22 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series Title
Rare diseases of the immune system
ISBN
9783319227146
9783319227139 (print ed.)
ISSN
2282-6505
Subjects (MeSH)
Agammaglobulinemia
Abstract
This book provides an updated overview of agammaglobulinemia, a rare form of primary immunodeficiency which is considered the prototype of the congenital humoral defects, and which is characterized by the absence of peripheral B cells and very low serum immunoglobulin levels. The book opens by discussing the highly orchestrated early B cell development in the bone marrow and the genes involved based on both human and animal models. The pathogenesis and clinical presentation of X-linked agammaglobulinemia, caused by mutations in the BTK (Bruton's tyrosine kinase) gene, are then presented in detail, followed by descriptions of the clinical manifestations and molecular basis of the less frequent autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant forms of agammaglobulinemia. Patients' management in terms of respiratory complications, gammaglobulin replacement therapy and the potential value of novel experimental therapeutic strategies are discussed. The book's closing chapters offer a comprehensive and updated description of mutations in the BTK gene, and the expression and function of BTK in cells other than B cells.
Contents
Early B Cell Biology -- Agammaglobulinemia: Basic Pathogenesis and Clinical Spectrum -- Pulmonary Pathology in Agammaglobulinemia: Diagnosis and Treatment -- Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy: Past, Present, Future -- Genetic Variation in Bruton Tyrosine Kinase -- Novel Therapeutic Options for X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia -- Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Beyond B Lymphocytes: A Protein Kinase with Relevance in Innate Immunity.
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The AIDS Pandemic : Searching for a Global Response

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Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID…
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Merson, Michael
Other Authors
Inrig, Stephen
Responsibility
Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 445 p.) : 20 illus
ISBN
9783319471334
9783319471327 (print ed.)
9783319471341 (print ed.)
9783319484310 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
Global Health
Pandemics - prevention & control
Program Evaluation
Other Subjects
World Health Organization
Specialty
Global Health
History of Medicine
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health. Several aspects of the global response—the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned—can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics. Included in the coverage: The response before the global response Building and coordinating a multi-sectoral response Containing the global spread of HIV Addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights Rethinking global AIDS governance UNAIDS: finding its place in congested waters The AIDS Pandemic will find an engaged audience among policymakers, students, faculty, journalists, researchers, and other health professionals working and interested in global health, public health, the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS, global pandemics, the history of medicine, and global health policy. It will also interest those involved in international relations, international development, global affairs and governance, the United Nations, and NGOs.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Global Mobilization in a Pandemic -- 1. The Response Before the Global Response -- 2. The Launch of the Control Programme on AIDS -- 3. Creating a Global Response -- 4. Assuming Global Leadership -- 5. Building and Coordinating a Multisectoral Response -- 6. Health, Human Rights, and the Global Programme on AIDS -- 7. The Resignation of Jonathan Mann -- Part II. From Mobilization to Managing in a Pandemic -- 8. The Transition -- 9. Enhancing Program Delivery -- 10. Containing the Global Spread of HIV -- 11. Supporting Research -- 12. Addressing Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights -- 13. Challenges and Criticisms -- 14. Growing Tensions Among United Nations Agencies -- Part III. Seeking Global Coordination in a Pandemic -- 15. Rethinking Global AIDS Governance -- 16. End of the Global Programme on AIDS and the Launch of UNAIDS -- 17. UNAIDS: Trying to Gain Traction -- 18. UNAIDS: Finding its Place in Congested Waters -- Part IV. Lessons Learned and the Future of the Global Response -- 19. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Background on the Formation and Structure of the World Health Organization -- Appendix 2. Structure of the United Nations -- Appendix 3. Interviews -- Appendix 4. Establishment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Timeline -- Appendix 5. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Global Level -- Appendix 6. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Country Level -- Appendix 7. United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolution 1994/24 on Joint and co-sponsored Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Appendix 8. UNAIDS Technical Support Division of Labor, Summary and Rationale 2005: Division of Responsibility Among UNAIDS co-sponsors -- Glossary of terms.
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Alternative Medicine : A Critical Assessment of 150 Modalities

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Edzard Ernst. --Cham: Springer/Copernicus Books , c2019.
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Alternative medicine (AM) is hugely popular; about 40% of the US general population have used at least one type of alternative treatment in the past year, and in Germany this figure is around 70%. The money spent on AM is considerable: the global market is expected to reach nearly US {dollar} 200 billion by 2025, with most of these funds coming directly out of consumers’ pockets. The reasons for this popularity are complex, but misinformation is certainly a prominent factor. The media seem to h…
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Ernst, Edzard
Responsibility
Edzard Ernst
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer/Copernicus Books
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 312 p.)
ISBN
9783030126018
9783030126001 (Print ed.)
9783030126025 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary Therapies
Treatment Outcome
Specialty
Complementary Therapies
Abstract
Alternative medicine (AM) is hugely popular; about 40% of the US general population have used at least one type of alternative treatment in the past year, and in Germany this figure is around 70%. The money spent on AM is considerable: the global market is expected to reach nearly US {dollar} 200 billion by 2025, with most of these funds coming directly out of consumers’ pockets. The reasons for this popularity are complex, but misinformation is certainly a prominent factor. The media seem to have an insatiable appetite for the subject and often report uncritically on it. Misinformation about AM on the Internet (currently about 50 million websites are focused on AM) is much more the rule than the exception. Consumers are thus being bombarded with misinformation on AM, and they are ill-protected from such misinformation and therefore prone to making wrong, unwise or dangerous therapeutic decisions, endangering their health and wasting their money. This book is a reference text aimed at guiding consumers through the maze of AM. The concept of the book is straightforward. It has two main parts. The first, short section provides essential background on AM, explaining in simple terms what is (and what is not) good, reliable evidence, and addressing other relevant issues like, for instance, the placebo response, informed consent, integrative medicine, etc. The second and main part consists of 150 short chapters, topically grouped and each dedicated to one single alternative therapeutic or diagnostic method. In each of them, seven critical points are raised. These points relate to issues that are important for consumers’ decisions whether it is worth trying the method in question. Restricting the discussion to just seven points means that issues must be prioritized to those themes which are most relevant in the context of each given modality.
Contents
Introduction -- Why Evidence? -- The Attractiveness of Alternative Medicine -- The Unattractiveness of Alternative Medicine -- Ethical Problems in Alternative Medicine -- Other Issues -- Diagnostic Techniques -- Medicines and Oral Treatments -- Physical Therapies -- Other Therapies -- Umbrella Terms.
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AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors

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Cheryl Iverson ... [et al.]. (10th ed.) --New York: Oxford University Press , c2007.
Call Number
WZ 345 A511 2007
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
WZ 345 A511 2007
Other Authors
Iverson, Cheryl
Other Authors
American Medical Association
Responsibility
Cheryl Iverson ... [et al.]
Edition
10th ed.
Alternate Title
American Medical Association manual of style
Stylebook
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
xi, 1010 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780195176339
0195176332
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Writing
Publishing - standards
Writing - standards
Contents
Types of articles -- Manuscript preparation -- References -- Visual presentation of data -- Ethical and legal considerations -- Editorial assessment and processing -- Grammar -- Punctuation -- Plurals -- Capitalization -- Correct and preferred usage -- Non-English words, phrases, and accent marks -- Medical indexes -- Abbreviations -- Nomenclature -- Eponyms -- Greek letters -- Units of measure -- Numbers and percentages -- Study design and statistics -- Mathematical composition -- Typography -- Manuscript editing and proofreading -- Glossary of publishing terms -- Resources.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors

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JAMA Network editors, Stacy L. Christiansen, MA [and 9 others]. (11th ed.) --New York: Oxford University Press , [2020].
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American Medical Association
Other Authors
Christiansen, Stacy L.
Responsibility
JAMA Network editors, Stacy L. Christiansen, MA [and 9 others]
Edition
11th ed.
Alternate Title
American Medical Association manual of style
AMA manual styleguide
Stylebook
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
[2020]
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 1227 pages) : illustrations (some color)
ISBN
9780190246556
0190246553
9780190246563
0190246561
Subjects (MeSH)
Authorship
Editorial Policies
Medical Writing - standards
Publishing
Specialty
Communication
Contents
Types of articles -- Manuscript preparation for submission and publication -- References -- Tables, figures, and multimedia -- Ethical and legal considerations -- Editorial assessment and processing -- Grammar -- Punctuation -- Plurals -- Capitalization -- Correct and preferred usage -- Non-English words, phrases, and accent marks -- Abbreviations -- Nomenclature -- Eponyms -- Greek letters -- Units of measure -- Numbers and percentages -- Study design and statistics -- Mathematical composition -- Editing, proofreading, tagging, and display -- Publishing terms -- Resources.
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The Amazing Language of Medicine : Understanding Medical Terms and Their Backstories

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Robert B. Taylor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book tells the intriguing and often colorful stories of the medical words we use. The origins of clinical and scientific terms can be found in Greek and Latin myths, in places such as jungles of Uganda and the islands of the Aegean Sea, in the names of medicine's giants such as Hippocrates and Osler, and in some truly unlikely sources. In this book you will learn the answers to questions such as: What disease was named for an American space flight? Do you know the echoic word for elephanti…
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Taylor, Robert B
Responsibility
Robert B. Taylor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 238 pages) : 139 illus., 96 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319503288
9783319503271 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Terminology as Topic
Abstract
This book tells the intriguing and often colorful stories of the medical words we use. The origins of clinical and scientific terms can be found in Greek and Latin myths, in places such as jungles of Uganda and the islands of the Aegean Sea, in the names of medicine's giants such as Hippocrates and Osler, and in some truly unlikely sources. In this book you will learn the answers to questions such as: What disease was named for an American space flight? Do you know the echoic word for elephantine rumbling of the bowels? What drug name was determined by drawing chemists' notes out of a hat? What are surfer's eye, clam digger's itch, and hide porter's disease? This book can give you new insights into the terms we use every day in the clinic, hospital, and laboratory. Knowing a word's history assists in understanding not only what it means, but also some of the connotative subtleties of terms used in diagnosis and treatment. The Amazing Language of Medicine is intended for the enrichment of physicians, other health professionals, students, and anyone involved in clinical care and medical science.
Contents
About Medical Words and Their Origins -- Medical Words with Mythological Origins -- Descriptive Medical Terms: Activities, Actions, and Appearances -- Medical Words from Various Languages -- Medical Words Linked to Places -- Medical Metaphor, Simile, and Onomatopoeia -- Eponymous and Honorary Medical Terms -- Medical Authorisms and Their Creators -- Medical Words with Intriguing Origins -- Medical Words with Confusing and Controversial Origins.
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Anesthesia for Hepatico-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery and Transplantation

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Zoka Milan, Chula Goonasekera, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This concise, accessible book covers anesthesia for hepatico-pancreatic-biliary (HPB) surgery and transplantation, based on randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses, case series, reports, and hands-on experience. The anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and clinical consequences are discussed, and the close ties between HPB resection and transplant anesthesia are explored. The content reflects current real-world practice, as liver and pancreatic transplant surgeries have substantially improved…
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Milan, Zoka
Goonasekera, Chula
Responsibility
Zoka Milan, Chula Goonasekera, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 475 p.) : 88 illus., 80 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030513313
9783030513306 (Print ed.)
9783030513320 (Print ed.)
9783030513337 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - methods
Liver - surgery
Liver Transplantation - methods
Pancreas - surgery
Perioperative Care
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This concise, accessible book covers anesthesia for hepatico-pancreatic-biliary (HPB) surgery and transplantation, based on randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses, case series, reports, and hands-on experience. The anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and clinical consequences are discussed, and the close ties between HPB resection and transplant anesthesia are explored. The content reflects current real-world practice, as liver and pancreatic transplant surgeries have substantially improved in terms of blood-loss reduction, fast tracking and reduced risk. The book also addresses anesthetic aspects in connection with the recently introduced and rapidly expanding practice of laparoscopic surgery; with enhanced recovery; and with pancreatic surgery. Anesthesia for Hepatico-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery and Transplantation is intended for aspiring HPB and transplant anesthetists, anesthesia trainees, and consultants with experience in HPB anesthesia who want to see whether or not they’re up to date on the current standards.
Contents
Part I. Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver -- 1. Anatomy of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation -- 2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver -- Part II. Liver Transplantation -- 3. Pathophysiology Behind Cardiopulmonary Complications of Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension -- 4. Liver Transplantation: Graft Variables -- 5. Surgical Aspects of Liver Transplantation -- 6. Pre-assessment for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Liver Transplant Surgery -- 7. The Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) in the Preoperative Assessment of Patients for Hepatico-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplantation (LT) -- 8. Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation -- 9. How Does the Aetiology of Primary Liver Disease Affect Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation -- 10. Haemodynamic Monitoring During Liver Transplant Surgery -- 11. Point of Care Viscoelastic Haemostasis Monitoring During Liver Transplant Surgery -- 12. How to Reduce Bleeding and Blood Transfusion During Liver Transplantation -- 13. Fast Tracking in a Liver Transplant Programme -- 14. Acute Kidney Injury in Hepatico-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation -- 15. Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation During Liver Transplantation -- 16. Liver Preservation with Extracorporeal Perfusion -- 17. Veno-Venous Bypass in Liver Transplantation -- Part III. Liver Resection -- 18. Biology of Liver Tumors and Outcomes of Liver Surgery -- 19. Anaesthesia for Live Donor Hepatectomy -- 20. Strategies for Low Central Venous Pressure in Liver Resection Surgery -- 21. Enhanced Recovery After HPB Surgery -- 22. Postoperative Analgesia in Liver Resection Surgery -- Part IV. Pancreas -- 23. Surgical Aspects of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery -- 24. Perioperative Anaesthetic Considerations for the Whipple Procedure and Other Pancreatic Surgeries -- 25. Anaesthetic Management for Patients Undergoing Pancreas Transplantation -- Part V. Paediatric -- 26. Anaesthesia for Paediatric HPB Surgery -- 27. Anaesthesia for Paediatric Liver Transplantation -- 28. Communication Between HPB Anaesthetists: Meetings, Websites and Forums.
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Aneurysms of the Popliteal Artery

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Antonino Cavallaro, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Popliteal aneurysms are still controversial in terms of their pathogenesis, and challenging in terms of their treatment. This book offers a detailed overview of the latest advances in our understanding of the disease, and highlights the latest theories. Divided into eght sections, it focuses on: the historical background, embryology and anatomy of the popliteal artery, clinical presentation and diagnosis, pros and cons of traditional surgical techniques, pros and cons of advanced endovascuar te…
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Antonino Cavallaro, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
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1 online resource (xiii, 382 p.) : 192 illus., 104 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030496876
9783030496869 (Print ed.)
9783030496883 (Print ed.)
9783030496890 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aneurysm - surgery
Popliteal Artery - pathology
Popliteal Artery - surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Pathology
Abstract
Popliteal aneurysms are still controversial in terms of their pathogenesis, and challenging in terms of their treatment. This book offers a detailed overview of the latest advances in our understanding of the disease, and highlights the latest theories. Divided into eght sections, it focuses on: the historical background, embryology and anatomy of the popliteal artery, clinical presentation and diagnosis, pros and cons of traditional surgical techniques, pros and cons of advanced endovascuar techniques. The last section focuses on non-atherosclerotic popliteal aneurysme, i.e. on diseases in which popliteal aneurysms may specifically appear, rendering more challenging the diagnosis and the treatment As stressed in the foreword by the Chief Editor of the Journal of Vascuar Surgery, this book, given its scope, offers a valuable guide for all health professionals -- experts and in training -- involved in vascular pathology and surgery.
Contents
Part I. History -- 1. A Surgeon’s Journey Through History Up to the End of the Nineteenth Century -- 2. Modern Historical Background -- Part II. The Popliteal Artery: Embryology and Anatomy -- 3. The Popliteal Artery: Embryology -- 4. The Popliteal Artery: Reminding Normal and Variant Anatomy -- 5. Persistence of the Ischiadic Artery -- 6. Popliteal Artery Entrapment -- Part III. Popliteal Aneurysms: Pathology -- 7. Surgical Pathology -- Part IV. Atherosclerotic Popliteal Aneurysms: Clinical Aspects -- 8. Definition, Prevalence, and Etiopathogenesis -- 9. The “Problem” of Arteriomegaly -- 10. Outline of Patients with Atherosclerotic Popliteal Aneurysm -- 11. Clinical Presentation -- Part V. Popliteal Aneurysms: Diagnosis -- 12. Diagnostic Procedures -- Part VI. Atherosclerotic Popliteal Aneurysms: Surgical Treatment -- 13. Operative Indication, Surgical Approach, and Tactics -- 14. Primary Amputation, Endoaneurysmorrhaphy, Lumbar Sympathectomy, and the Use of Tourniquet -- 15. Treatment with Reestablishment of Circulation -- 16. Late Sequelae of Surgical Treatment -- Part VII. Atherosclerotic Popliteal Aneurysms: Endovascular Treatment -- 17. An Up-to-Date of Popliteal Artery Anatomy, Static and Dynamic -- 18. Homemade and Early Stent-Grafts -- 19. The Hemobahn-Viabahn Stent-Grafts -- 20. Other Stent Grafts and Hybrid Procedures -- 21. The Current Role of Endografting -- Part VIII. Non-atherosclerotic Popliteal Aneurysms -- 22 Behçet’s Disease -- 23. Kawasaki’s Disease -- 24. Neurofibromatosis -- 25. Fibromuscular Dysplasia -- 26. Disorders of the Connective Tissue -- 27. Klippel–Trénaunay Syndrome, Parkes Weber Syndrome -- 28. HIV/AIDS -- 29. Mycotic Aneurysms -- 30. Miscellaneous.
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Anticoagulation Therapy

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Joe F. Lau, Geoffrey D. Barnes, Michael B. Streiff, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book presents the latest evidence and guidelines supporting the use of anticoagulant therapy for various clinical scenarios. The field of anticoagulation therapy is evolving rapidly, particularly since the arrival and widespread adoption of direct oral anticoagulants. Organized in two parts, this book reviews the pharmacologic properties of various anticoagulants and details the clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy. Drugs such as warfarin and unfractionated heparin, as well as pa…
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Barnes, Geoffrey D.
Streiff, Michael B.
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Joe F. Lau, Geoffrey D. Barnes, Michael B. Streiff, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
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1 online resource (xxix, 452 p.) : 42 illus., 30 illus. in color
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9783319737096
9783319737089 (print ed.)
9783319737102 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anticoagulants - therapeutic use
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This book presents the latest evidence and guidelines supporting the use of anticoagulant therapy for various clinical scenarios. The field of anticoagulation therapy is evolving rapidly, particularly since the arrival and widespread adoption of direct oral anticoagulants. Organized in two parts, this book reviews the pharmacologic properties of various anticoagulants and details the clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy. Drugs such as warfarin and unfractionated heparin, as well as parenteral and direct oral anticoagulants are discussed in terms of their pharmacokinetics, drug-disease interactions, dosing strategies, and risk considerations. Clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy in disorders such as acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, and thrombophilia and in special populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, and in the patient with cancer are highlighted. Clinical vignettes, algorithms, clinical pearls, and self-assessment questions are integrated throughout the book. Featuring contributions from authorities in the field, Anticoagulation Therapy is an essential resource for cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, hematologists, internists, and all other healthcare professionals who prescribe anticoagulants.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Anticoagulants -- 2. Warfarin -- 3. Unfractionated Heparin and Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin -- 4. Parenteral Anticoagulants: Direct Thrombin Inhibitors and Pentasaccharides -- 5. Direct Oral Anticoagulants -- 6. Anticoagulation Reversal -- 7. Transitioning Between Anticoagulants -- Part II. Clinical Applications of Anticoagulant Therapy -- 8. The Anticoagulation Clinic -- 9. Peri-Operative Management of Anticoagulants -- 10. Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 11. Antithrombotic Therapy for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation -- 12. Anticoagulant Strategies for Electrophysiology Procedures -- 13. Anticoagulation for Cardiac Prosthetic Devices: Prosthetic Heart Valves, Left Ventricular Assist Devices, and Septal Closure Devices -- 14. Anticoagulation in Venous Thromboembolism -- 15. Thrombophilic States -- 16. Thrombophilia Testing -- 17. Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia -- 18. Anticoagulation Therapy in Pregnant Patients -- 19. Anticoagulation in the Elderly -- 20. Anticoagulation in the Patient with Cancer.
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Aortic Stenosis : Case-Based Diagnosis and Therapy

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Amr E. Abbas, editor. --London: Springer , c2015.
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This book provides a case-based overview of aortic stenosis including pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis with both invasive, and multimodality noninvasive techniques, and how to approach management options in the multidisciplinary setting. It provides both an assessment of challenging cases that appear to be complex in terms of determining the true severity of aortic stenosis as well as a review of current available treatment options, such as valvuloplasty, transcatheter, and surgical val…
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Abbas, Amr E
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Amr E. Abbas, editor
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London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
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1 online resource (xii, 279 p. : 100 illus., 50 illus. in color)
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9781447152422
9781447152415 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Valve Stenosis - diagnosis
Aortic Valve Stenosis - therapy
Abstract
This book provides a case-based overview of aortic stenosis including pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis with both invasive, and multimodality noninvasive techniques, and how to approach management options in the multidisciplinary setting. It provides both an assessment of challenging cases that appear to be complex in terms of determining the true severity of aortic stenosis as well as a review of current available treatment options, such as valvuloplasty, transcatheter, and surgical valve replacement techniques. Written by an international team of renowned cardiologists, surgeons and scientists, Aortic Stenosis: Case-Based Diagnosis and Therapy is essential for individuals in the structural heart disease field, including cardiac surgeons, interventional and imaging cardiologists, and cardiology fellows. Represents an essential companion to assist cardiologists in diagnosing patients with aortic stenosis and providing novel therapies. Presents case by case examples of different patients with a wide variety of aortic stenoses. Provides cutting edge and state of the art multimodality imaging, interventional, and surgical techniques. Describes the effective multidisciplinary approach to diagnostically challenging cases as well as risk stratification and therapeutic options.
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Applying Comparative Effectiveness Data to Medical Decision Making : A Practical Guide

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Carl Asche, editor. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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This textbook introduces students to the basic concepts and methods used to measure and compare the expected benefits, risks and cost of preventive and therapeutic medical interventions. It provides an easily accessible overview of comparative effectiveness and its practical applications to daily medical decisions. The book includes learning objectives for each topic, definitions of key terms and topic summaries. Each chapter is written by a highly regarded academic and extensive reference is m…
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Asche, Carl
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Carl Asche, editor
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Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
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1 online resource (viii, 113 p. : 16 illus., 12 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319233291
9783319220642 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Decision Support Techniques
Evidence-Based Medicine
Abstract
This textbook introduces students to the basic concepts and methods used to measure and compare the expected benefits, risks and cost of preventive and therapeutic medical interventions. It provides an easily accessible overview of comparative effectiveness and its practical applications to daily medical decisions. The book includes learning objectives for each topic, definitions of key terms and topic summaries. Each chapter is written by a highly regarded academic and extensive reference is made throughout to other sources of literature where the interested reader can find further details. The book considers, among other topics, evidence based medicine and the role of comparative effectiveness research in the development of medical guidelines, bias and confounding, quality of life, randomized controlled trials, analyses of retrospective databases, screening and economic evaluation. The book is intended to serve as a "what is it?", "why do we need it?" and "how does it or could it effect positive change in health care?"" rather than just a "how to" technical overview. As such, it provides an essential resource for both under- and post-graduate students in health sciences.
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1. Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 2. Randomized Controlled Trials -- 3. Observational Studies -- 4. Evaluating Published CER Evidence -- 5. Epidemiological Principles Applied to CER -- 6. The Question of Value -- 7. Medical Decision Making: When Evidence and Medical Culture Clash -- 8. The Value of Prevention.
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Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging : Opportunities, Applications and Risks

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Erik R. Ranschaert, Sergey Morozov, Paul R. Algra, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a thorough overview of the ongoing evolution in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare and radiology, enabling readers to gain a deeper insight into the technological background of AI and the impacts of new and emerging technologies on medical imaging. After an introduction on game changers in radiology, such as deep learning technology, the technological evolution of AI in computing science and medical image computing is described, with explanation…
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Ranschaert, Erik R.
Morozov, Sergey
Algra, Paul R.
Responsibility
Erik R. Ranschaert, Sergey Morozov, Paul R. Algra, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 373 p.) : 104 illus., 81 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319948782
9783319948775 (Print ed.)
9783319948799 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Artificial Intelligence - trends
Diagnostic Imaging - trends
Quality Assurance, Health Care - trends
Radiology Information Systems - trends
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Informatics
Abstract
This book provides a thorough overview of the ongoing evolution in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) within healthcare and radiology, enabling readers to gain a deeper insight into the technological background of AI and the impacts of new and emerging technologies on medical imaging. After an introduction on game changers in radiology, such as deep learning technology, the technological evolution of AI in computing science and medical image computing is described, with explanation of basic principles and the types and subtypes of AI. Subsequent sections address the use of imaging biomarkers, the development and validation of AI applications, and various aspects and issues relating to the growing role of big data in radiology. Diverse real-life clinical applications of AI are then outlined for different body parts, demonstrating their ability to add value to daily radiology practices. The concluding section focuses on the impact of AI on radiology and the implications for radiologists, for example with respect to training. Written by radiologists and IT professionals, the book will be of high value for radiologists, medical/clinical physicists, IT specialists, and imaging informatics professionals.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Introduction: Game Changers in Radiology -- Part II. Technology: Getting Started -- 2. The Role of Medical Image Computing and Machine Learning in Healthcare -- 3. A Deeper Understanding of Deep Learning -- 4. Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Imaging: Basic Principles -- Part III. Technology: Developing A.I. Applications -- 5. How to Develop Artificial Intelligence Applications -- 6. A Standardised Approach for Preparing Imaging Data for Machine Learning Tasks in Radiology -- 7. The Value of Structured Reporting for AI -- 8. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Validation and Study Design -- Part IV. Big Data in Medicine -- 9. Enterprise Imaging -- 10. Imaging Biomarkers and Imaging Biobanks -- Part V. Practical Use Cases of A.I. in Radiology -- 11. Applications of AI Beyond Image Interpretation -- 12. Artificial Intelligence and Computer-Assisted Evaluation of Chest Pathology -- 13. Cardiovascular Diseases -- 14. Deep Learning in Breast Cancer Screening -- 15. Neurological Diseases -- 16. The Role of AI in Clinical Trials -- Part VI. Quality, Regulatory and Ethical Issues -- 17. Quality and Curation of Medical Images and Data -- 18. Does Future Society Need Legal Personhood for Robots and AI? -- 19. The Role of an Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem in Radiology -- 20. Advantages, Challenges, and Risks of Artificial Intelligence for Radiologists -- AI: A Glossary of Terms.
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The Artificial Knee : An Ongoing Evolution

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Peter S. Walker. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Spanning both the history and future of knee replacement, this unique book recounts how artificial knees have reached the stage they are today, and whether their performance can be further improved. The author, who has been designing artificial knees for 50 years, starts the story in the late 1960’s with the early pioneers; during the 1970’s, the principles for successful artificial knees were established. While many different types were designed, a small number have become by far the most wide…
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Walker, Peter S.
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Peter S. Walker
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Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
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1 online resource (vii, 340 p.) : 156 illus., 98 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030381714
9783030381707 (Print ed.)
9783030381721 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Knee Prosthesis
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Orthopedics
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Abstract
Spanning both the history and future of knee replacement, this unique book recounts how artificial knees have reached the stage they are today, and whether their performance can be further improved. The author, who has been designing artificial knees for 50 years, starts the story in the late 1960’s with the early pioneers; during the 1970’s, the principles for successful artificial knees were established. While many different types were designed, a small number have become by far the most widely utilized. Yet other types of designs, so far little used, along with new materials and the application of computer-assisted surgery, could result in significant advancements in the treatment of knee arthritis. Each chapter provides a detailed description of the origins of the ideas and principles and their rationale, followed by the latest information and evidence. The book begins with an overview of the history and background of the artificial knee, in terms of design and implementation and the thought leaders involved. Fixation, biomechanics, and the types of designs are discussed in detail, both what has worked and what has not, and why. Instrumentation, testing and tribology, and functional evaluation methods are also covered. The book concludes with a look toward the future possibilities for the field of artificial knees. An illustrated glossary of terms, is included for quick reference. The Artificial Knee: An Ongoing Evolution will appeal to orthopedic surgeons and researchers, medical academics and orthopedic companies, and to those with a general interest in artificial knees.
Contents
Introduction -- Early Biomechanical Knowledge -- The Design Process -- Laxity and Stability -- Fixation Using Acrylic Cement -- Uncemented Fixation -- Femoral Components and Patella -- Tibial Components -- Condylar Replacements -- Posterior Stabilized -- Guided Motion Knees -- Instrumentation and Technique -- Testing and Tribology -- Comparisons of Function between Designs and Techniques -- Discussion and Future Possibilities -- Glossary of Terms.
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Atlas of Cutaneous Lymphomas : Classification and Differential Diagnosis

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Joi B. Carter, Amrita Goyal, Lyn McDivitt Duncan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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The integration of clinical findings, laboratory results, and disease progression is critical for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with skin lymphoma. This atlas includes numerous clinical and histological images with diagrams, tables, and text describing each type of lymphoma in the current cutaneous classification scheme, which includes information on the recent classification scheme for cutaneous lymphoma published by the World Health Organization and the European Organization for Res…
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Carter, Joi B
Goyal, Amrita
McDivitt Duncan, Lyn
Responsibility
Joi B. Carter, Amrita Goyal, Lyn McDivitt Duncan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 214 p. : 104 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319172170
9783319172163 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Abstract
The integration of clinical findings, laboratory results, and disease progression is critical for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with skin lymphoma. This atlas includes numerous clinical and histological images with diagrams, tables, and text describing each type of lymphoma in the current cutaneous classification scheme, which includes information on the recent classification scheme for cutaneous lymphoma published by the World Health Organization and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Cutaneous Lymphoma Group. Atlas of Cutaneous Lymphomas: Classification and Differential Diagnosis includes chapters on synonyms, clinical features (presentation, prognosis, and treatment), laboratory findings (histopathology, immunophenotype, and molecular), differential diagnosis, and presentation of clinical cases for each diagnostic entity. In addition, chapters are included on T-cell lymphomas, B-cell lymphomas, ancillary techniques including immunohistochemistry and molecular tests, and a glossary of terms. This book will help clarify the classification of cutaneous lymphoma and will serve as a useful tool for physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cutaneous lymphoma.
Contents
History and Genesis of the EORTC/WHO Lymphoma classification -- Beyond the routine processing: immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and genetic analysis -- Mycosis fungoides -- MF variants and subtypes -- Folliculotropic MF -- Pagetoid reticulosis -- Granulomatous slack skin -- S©zary syndrome -- Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma -- Primary cutaneous CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorders -- Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma -- Lymphomatoid papulosis -- Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma -- Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type -- Primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma, rare subtypes -- Primary cutaneous CD8-positive aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma -- Primary cutaneous gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma -- Primary cutaneous CD4-positive small/medium T-cell lymphoma -- Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) -- Primary cutaneous follicle centre lymphoma -- Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type -- Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma -- Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm -- Clinical mimics of T cell lymphomas -- Clinical mimics of B cell lymphomas -- Histopathologic mimics of cutaneous T cell lymphoma -- Histopathologic mimics of cutaneous B cell lymphoma -- Glossary.
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Atlas of Diabetes

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edited by Jay Skyler. (4th ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Diabetes mellitus is increasing in incidence, prevalence, and importance as a chronic disease throughout the world. The International Diabetes Federation projects that by 2030 there will be 438 million people with diabetes on a global scale. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control calculates that 25.8 million people (or 8.3% of the population) have diabetes and nearly 2 million Americans develop diabetes each year. Thus, the burden of diabetes is enormous in terms of the magnitude…
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Skyler, Jay
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edited by Jay Skyler
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4th ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 422 p. : 502 ill., 395 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461410287
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus - Atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Abstract
Diabetes mellitus is increasing in incidence, prevalence, and importance as a chronic disease throughout the world. The International Diabetes Federation projects that by 2030 there will be 438 million people with diabetes on a global scale. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control calculates that 25.8 million people (or 8.3% of the population) have diabetes and nearly 2 million Americans develop diabetes each year. Thus, the burden of diabetes is enormous in terms of the magnitude of the population affected. There has been an exciting explosion of knowledge about fundamental mechanisms related to diabetes. We have gained insights into the pathogenesis both of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and with that, the prospect of implementing prevention strategies to delay or interdict the disease processes. Great progress has been made in islet transplantation, which offers the potential of reversing diabetes, while approaches to islet replacement by regeneration or stem cell therapy are in their infancy. Whether diabetes prevention will come from advances in understanding the processes of islet neogenesis and proliferation, from genetic engineering, or from protecting xenoislets or stem cells from immunologic attack remains unclear. All are potential avenues of pursuit. This newly revised, comprehensive, four-color Atlas of Diabetes, 4th Edition, is extensively updated with references to the current literature. Developed by leading authorities in the field, this Atlas offers an indispensable collection of images, including algorithms, tables, charts, and schematic drawings. It continues its role as a leading reference work and an invaluable contribution to the field.
Contents
Regulation of Insulin Secretion and Islet Cell Function -- Mechanisms of Insulin Action -- Consequences of Insulin Deficiency -- Type 1 Diabetes -- Management of Type 1 Diabetes -- Childhood Diabetes -- Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes -- Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus -- Diabetes and Pregnancy -- Mechanisms of Hyperglycemic Damage in Diabetes -- Management and Prevention of Diabetic Complications -- Eye Complications of Diabetes -- Diabetes and the Kidney -- Diabetic Neuropathies -- Obesity Therapy -- Reversal of Diabetes: Islet Cell Transplantation -- Technology and Diabetes: Insulin Delivery Systems and Glucose Sensing -- Newer Diabetes Medications.
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Atlas of Endoscopic Neurosurgery of the Third Ventricle : Basic Principles for Ventricular Approaches and Essential Intraoperative Anatomy

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Roberto Alexandre Dezena. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book describes in practical terms the endoscopic neurosurgery of the third ventricle and surrounding structures, emphasizing aspects of intraoperative endoscopic anatomy and ventricular approaches for main diseases, complemented by CT/MRI images. It is divided in two parts: Part I describes the evolution of the description of the ventricular system and traditional ventricular anatomy, besides the endoscopic neurosurgery evolution and current concepts, with images and schematic drawings, wh…
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Dezena, Roberto Alexandre
Responsibility
Roberto Alexandre Dezena
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 271 pages) : 455 illus., 397 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319500683
9783319500676 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neuroendoscopy - methods
Third Ventricle - anatomy & histology
Third Ventricle - surgery
Abstract
This book describes in practical terms the endoscopic neurosurgery of the third ventricle and surrounding structures, emphasizing aspects of intraoperative endoscopic anatomy and ventricular approaches for main diseases, complemented by CT/MRI images. It is divided in two parts: Part I describes the evolution of the description of the ventricular system and traditional ventricular anatomy, besides the endoscopic neurosurgery evolution and current concepts, with images and schematic drawings, while Part II presents a collection of intraoperative images of endoscopic procedures, focusing in anatomy and main pathologies, complemented by schemes of the surgical approaches and CT / MRI images. The Atlas of Endoscopic Neurosurgery of the Third Ventricle offers a revealing guide to the subject, addressing the needs of medical students, neuroscientists, neurologists and especially neurosurgeons.
Contents
Part I: Basic principles for ventricular approaches -- 1. The ventricular system -- 2. General principles of the endoscopic neurosurgery -- Part II: Essential intraoperative anatomy -- 3. Entering in the third ventricle: The lateral ventricle -- 4. Inside the third ventricle -- 5. Beyond the third ventricle: Inside interpeduncular and prepontine cisterns -- 6. Beyond the third ventricle: Suprasellar arachnoid cyst -- 7. Beyond the third ventricle: Hydranencephaly.
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Atlas of essential dermatopathology

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Kasia S. Masterpol, Andrea Primiani, Lyn M. Duncan, authors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Dermatopathology often presents considerable difficulty for the dermatologist in training when defining the subtle differences in the appearance of various conditions. This Atlas of Essential Dermatopathology is based on materials developed during dermatopathology teaching signout at the Massachusetts General Hospital and replicates the experience at the microscope. It contains numerous hand drawn sketches and tables plus stunning histological images to describe the appearances of common dermat…
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Masterpol, Kasia S
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Primiani, Andrea
Duncan, Lyn M
Responsibility
Kasia S. Masterpol, Andrea Primiani, Lyn M. Duncan, authors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 126 p. : 157 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447144717
Subjects (MeSH)
Skin Diseases - pathology - Atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Dermatology
Pathology
Abstract
Dermatopathology often presents considerable difficulty for the dermatologist in training when defining the subtle differences in the appearance of various conditions. This Atlas of Essential Dermatopathology is based on materials developed during dermatopathology teaching signout at the Massachusetts General Hospital and replicates the experience at the microscope. It contains numerous hand drawn sketches and tables plus stunning histological images to describe the appearances of common dermatologic conditions. Each chapter is brief and focuses on the main learning points. Tables of special stains, immunohistochemical markers and a glossary of terms are also included to broaden the reader's experience. The content is based on the most frequently encountered processes in the MGH Dermatopathology Unit; it is not intended to be comprehensive but rather an outline and atlas of the essentials in diagnostic dermatopathology. This book will therefore be an indispensable primer for trainees of all levels, students and residents alike in dermatology and pathology.
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Anatomy -- Part II. Infections -- Part III. Inflammatory, Non-infectious -- Part IV. Nodular Lymphoid Proliferations -- Part V. Epithelial Proliferations -- Part VI. Adnexal Tumors -- Part VII. Mesenchymal Tumors -- Part VIII. Melanocytic Proliferations -- Part IX. Reporting Melanoma -- Part X. Special Stains -- Glossary -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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