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Acute Cardiovascular Care Association clinical decision-making toolkit

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Acute Cardiovascular Care Association ; Hector Bueno, Pascal Vranckx, editors. --France: ACCA , 2013.
Call Number
WG 120 A189 2013
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 120 A189 2013
Corporate Author
Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
Other Authors
Bueno, Hector
Vranckx, Pascal
Responsibility
Acute Cardiovascular Care Association ; Hector Bueno, Pascal Vranckx, editors
Alternate Title
ACCA clinical decision-making toolkit
Place of Publication
France
Publisher
ACCA
Date of Publication
2013
Physical Description
116 p.
ISBN
9782953789829
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Clinical Decision-Making
Coronary Disease
Decision Support Techniques
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
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An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making : Practical Insights and Approaches

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Jonathan S. Vordermark II. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This volume presents novel concepts to help physicians and health care providers better understand the thought processes and approaches used in clinical decision-making and how we develop those skills as we transition from being a medical student to post-graduate trainee to independent practitioner. Approaches presented range from simple rules of thumb, pattern recognition, and heuristics, to more formulaic methods such as standard operating procedures, checklists, evidence-based medicine, math…
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Vordermark, Jonathan S., II
Responsibility
Jonathan S. Vordermark II
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 199 p.) : 28 illus., 20 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030231477
9783030231460 (Print ed.)
9783030231484 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making - methods
Specialty
Clinical Medicine
Abstract
This volume presents novel concepts to help physicians and health care providers better understand the thought processes and approaches used in clinical decision-making and how we develop those skills as we transition from being a medical student to post-graduate trainee to independent practitioner. Approaches presented range from simple rules of thumb, pattern recognition, and heuristics, to more formulaic methods such as standard operating procedures, checklists, evidence-based medicine, mathematical modeling, and statistics. Ways to recognize and manage errors and how our decision-making can be improved, are also discussed. An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making presents several innovative techniques to allow the reader to use the principles presented and integrate the ethical, humanistic and social aspects of decision-making with the pragmatic and knowledge-based aspects of clinical medicine. It also highlights how our thinking processes, emotions, and biases affect decision-making. This invaluable resource will allow students and physicians to evaluate and critically discuss their decisions objectively to become more efficient and effective, and maximize the quality of care they provide.
Contents
Thinking about Thinking -- Ways of Thinking -- Problem-Solving and Decision-Making -- The Decision-Making Cycle -- The Elements of Medical Decision-Making -- Information Gathering, Storing, and Retrieval -- Mind-Mapping -- The Processes of Decision-Making and Problem-Solving -- Towards a Unified Approach -- Decision-Making by Recognition -- Transitional Models -- Decision-Making by Elimination -- Managing Errors -- Decision-Making Styles and Specialty Choice -- Conclusions.
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e-Book
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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
Responsibility
Carl Asche, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
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.
Contents
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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Berman's pediatric decision making

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Bajaj, Lalit. (5th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Mosby , 2011.
Call Number
WS 141 B38 2011
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 141 B38 2011
Author
Bajaj, Lalit
Other Authors
Hambidge, Simon J.
Kerby, Gwendolyn
Nyquist, Ann-Christine
Berman, Stephen
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Mosby
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
788 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnosis
Physical Examinations
Pediatrics
Clinical Decision-Making
Child
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery : A Practical Guide

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Salvatore Docimo Jr., Eric M. Pauli, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book takes the major pathologies commonly studied in general surgery and presents them in a unique format based upon algorithms. The algorithms begin with the clinical presentation of the patient and work their way through the various diagnostic modalities available to the surgeon. This allows the physician to make a decision regarding treatment options based upon various patterns in the algorithms. This text serves as a very useful resource for surgeons as it allows complex clinical pathw…
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Docimo Jr., Salvatore
Pauli, Eric M.
Responsibility
Salvatore Docimo Jr., Eric M. Pauli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxii, 873 p.) : 241 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319984971
9783319984964 (Print ed.)
9783319984988 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Algorithms
Clinical Decision-Making
General Surgery - methods
Patient Care Planning
Specialty
General Surgery
Abstract
This book takes the major pathologies commonly studied in general surgery and presents them in a unique format based upon algorithms. The algorithms begin with the clinical presentation of the patient and work their way through the various diagnostic modalities available to the surgeon. This allows the physician to make a decision regarding treatment options based upon various patterns in the algorithms. This text serves as a very useful resource for surgeons as it allows complex clinical pathways to be conveniently organized in logical algorithms while providing a concise yet comprehensive manual to assist in clinical decision making. The algorithms were created by recognized experts in their field and include the most up-to-date clinical and evidence-based information. Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery: A Practical Guide provides a useful resource for surgeons in clinical practice, as well as surgical residents in training and those who are preparing for board examinations or recertification.
Contents
Management of Cutaneous Melanoma -- Basal Cell Carcinoma -- Squamous Cell Carcinoma -- Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma -- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection -- Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx (OPSCC) -- Evaluation of Neck Mass -- Evaluation of an Enlarged Cervical Lymph Node -- Salivary Gland Tumors -- Massive Hemoptysis -- Mediastinal Masses -- Tracheal Stenosis -- Incidental Lung Nodule -- Management of Lung Cancer -- Management of Empyema -- Management of Spontaneous Pneumothorax -- Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm -- Nipple Discharge -- Breast Mass Evaluation -- Ductal Carcinoma in situ -- Lobular Carcinoma in situ -- Enlarged Axillary Lymph Node -- Metastatic Breast Cancer -- Recurrent Breast Cancer -- Paget’s Disease -- Locoregional Recurrence of Breast Cancer -- Metastatic Breast Cancer -- Inflammatory Breast Cancer -- Breast Reconstruction -- Management of Male Breast Cancer -- Management of Esophageal Motility Disorders -- Management of Achalasia -- Barrett’s Esophagitis -- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease -- Hiatal Hernia -- Esophageal Carcinoma -- Esophageal Perforation -- Acidic and Basic injuries -- Gastric Ulcer Management -- Duodenal Ulcer Management -- Complications of Peptic Ulcer Disease -- Management of Recurrent Peptic Ulcer Disease -- Management of Gastric Cancer -- Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors -- Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage -- Small Bowel Obstruction -- Small Bowel Tumors -- Management of Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors -- Management of Enterocutaneous Fistulas -- Management of Chron's Disease -- Management of Postoperative Ileus -- Management of Gallstone Illeus -- Management of Short Bowel Syndrome -- Management of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- Management of Diverticulitis -- Management of Large Bowel Obstruction -- Management of Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction -- Management of Colonic Volvulus -- Appendicitis -- Ulcerative Colitis -- Crohn’s Colitis -- Ischemic Colitis -- Clostridium Difficile Colitis -- Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes -- Colon Polyps -- Colon Cancer -- Rectal Prolapse -- Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome -- Rectal Cancer -- Rectovaginal Fistula -- Management of Hemorrhoids -- Management of Anal Fissure -- Management of Perianal Abscess and Fistula-in-Ano -- Management of Anal Cancer -- Management of Fecal Incontinence -- Evaluation of Liver Nodule -- Cystic Diseases of the Liver -- Management of Benign Liver Masses -- Hepatic Abscess -- Malignant Liver Tumors (Metastatic Liver Disease) -- Diagnosis and Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Diagnosis and Management of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis -- Portal Hypertension and Shunting -- Acute Cholecystitis and Biliary Colic -- Acalculous Cholecystitis -- Post cholecystectomy -- Management of Post-cholecystectomy Cholangitis -- Management of Choledocholithiasis -- Acute Cholangitis -- Cholangiocarcinoma -- Diagnosis and Management of Gallbladder Cancer -- Choledochal Cysts -- Cholecystectomy of the Pregnant Patient -- Acute Pancreatitis -- Chronic Pancreatitis -- Pancreas Divisum -- Walled-off Pancreatic Fluid Collections -- Periampullary Carcinoma -- Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms -- Pancreatic Necrosis -- Management of Splenic Abscess -- Atraumatic Indications for Splenectomy -- Hypothyroidism -- Hyperthyroidism -- Thyroiditis -- Goiter -- Thyroid Nodule -- Thyroid Cancer -- Hyperparathyroidism -- Cushing’s Syndrome and Disease -- Primary Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome) -- Glucagonoma -- Management of Pheochromocytoma -- Management of Aldosteronoma -- Management of Gastrinoma -- Management of Insulinoma -- Management of Somatostatinoma -- Management of VIPoma -- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia -- Tracheoesophageal Fistula -- Other Diaphragmatic Hernias: Late-presenting Bochdalek Hernia, Morgagni Hernia, and Giant Hiatal Hernia of Infancy -- Duodenal Obstruction in Newborns -- Small Intestinal Atresia -- Management of Malrotation -- Management of Imperforate Anus -- Hirschsprung Disease -- Pediatric Inguinal Hernia -- Meconium Ileus -- Pediatric Intussusception -- Management of Pyloric Stenosis -- Necrotizing Enterocolitis -- Omphalocele and Gastroschisis -- Biliary Atresia -- Carotid Artery Stenosis -- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm -- Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm -- Aortic Dissection -- Acute Lower Extremity Ischemia -- Chronic Lower Extremity Ischemia -- Intermittent Claudication -- Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis -- Management of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia -- Management of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia -- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -- AV Shunt Complications -- Management of the Renal Mass -- Prostate Cancer -- Management of Scrotal/Testicular Mass -- Diagnosis and Management of Fournier’s Gangrene -- Hypotension and Blunt Abdominal Trauma -- Traumatic Brain Injury -- Penetrating Neck Trauma -- Penetrating Chest Trauma -- ED Thoracotomy -- Blunt Chest Wall Trauma -- Blunt Cardiac Injury -- Deceleration Injury – Blunt Aortic Injury -- Penetrating Abdominal Trauma -- Blunt Abdominal Trauma -- Management Algorithm for Acute and Chronic Diaphragmatic Injuries -- Management of Traumatic Liver Injuries -- Management of Pancreatic Trauma -- Management of Traumatic Splenic Injuries -- Management of Kidney and Ureter Injuries -- Urethral Injuries -- Pelvic Fractures -- Bladder Injuries -- Rectal Injuries -- Extremity Compartment Syndrome -- Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage -- Airway Management -- Intubation and Extubation -- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) -- Management of Sepsis -- Management of Shock -- Blood Transfusion Indications -- Abdominal Compartment Syndrome -- Acute Renal Failure -- Post-operative Pulmonary Emboli -- Burns Management -- Acid-Base Disorders -- Hyponatremia -- Hypernatremia -- Hypokalemia -- Hyperkalemia -- Management of Hypocalcemia -- Management of Hypercalcemia -- Paradoxical Aciduria -- Inguinal Hernia -- Recurrent Inguinal Hernia -- Femoral Hernia -- Obturator Hernia -- Ventral Hernia Repair -- Incarcerated and Strangulated Hernia -- Management of Open Abdomen -- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction -- Indications for Bariatric Surgery -- Work-up of Abdominal Pain in the Bariatric Patient -- Internal Hernia – Diagnosis and Treatment -- Marginal Ulcer: Diagnosis and Treatment -- Ventral Hernia Repair in Bariatric Patients -- Acute Leak Following Bariatric Surgery -- Vitamin and Micronutrient Deficiencies After Bariatric Surgery -- Pregnancy and Cholelithiasis -- Pregnancy and Appendicitis -- Pregnancy and Breast Cancer -- Pregnancy and Hernia.
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Clinical Cases in Heart Failure

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Ravi V. Shah, Siddique A. Abbasi, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. It is well illustrated and diverse in scope, enabling the reader to obtain relevant clinical information regarding both standard and unusual cases in heart failure in a rapid, easy to digest format. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recerti…
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Shah, Ravi V.
Abbasi, Siddique A.
Responsibility
Ravi V. Shah, Siddique A. Abbasi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 120 p.) : 15 illus., 14 illus. in color
Series Title
Clinical cases in cardiology
ISBN
9783319658049
9783319658032 (print ed.)
9783319658056 (print ed.)
ISSN
2523-3009
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Heart Failure
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. It is well illustrated and diverse in scope, enabling the reader to obtain relevant clinical information regarding both standard and unusual cases in heart failure in a rapid, easy to digest format. Clinical cases are a key component in modern medical education, assisting the trainee or recertifying clinician to work through unusual cases using best practice techniques. Cardiology is a key discipline in this regard and is a highly visual subject requiring the reader to describe often very subtle differences in the presentation of patients and define accurately the diagnostic and management criteria on which to base their clinical decision-making. This title therefore provides valuable assistance to trainees and clinicians alike in evaluating pati ents and defining an appropriate procedure for each case covered.
Contents
1. New-Onset LV Dysfunction -- 2. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy -- 3. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure -- 4. Valvular Disease and Heart Failure: Mitral Regurgitation -- 5. Valvular Disease and Heart Failure: Aortic Stenosis -- 6. Low Output Heart Failure -- 7. Management of Stage D Heart Failure -- 8. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. -- 9. Management of Cardiogenic Shock.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
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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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Clinical decisions in nephrology, hypertension and kidney transplantation

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Edgar V. Lerma, Mitchell Rosner, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Through case presentations and a question and answer format, Clinical Decisions in Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation provides a state of the art, updated reference for the optimal management of patients with diseases of the kidneys, and hypertension. This volume starts with the assessment of the patient, focusing on history and physical examination. Subsequently, cases depicting various clinical syndromes and/or diseases are presented, with questions centering on the appropriat…
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Lerma, Edgar V
Rosner, Mitchell
Responsibility
Edgar V. Lerma, Mitchell Rosner, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 676 p. : 92 ill., 33 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461444541
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Hypertension, Renal
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Transplantation
Abstract
Through case presentations and a question and answer format, Clinical Decisions in Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation provides a state of the art, updated reference for the optimal management of patients with diseases of the kidneys, and hypertension. This volume starts with the assessment of the patient, focusing on history and physical examination. Subsequently, cases depicting various clinical syndromes and/or diseases are presented, with questions centering on the appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategy. This sets the stage for a Socratic approach' to learning between the attending physician and the house staff or medical student. This is the only book featuring problem-oriented true to life clinical cases in this format to cover nephrology, hypertension and kidney transplantation. Written by renowned actively practicing clinicians, this unique reference is both comprehensive and concise and will be of great value to hospitalists and internists, as well as students, and interns/residents rotating in nephrology and internal medicine.Clinical practitioners, in the fields of critical care and hypertension specialists would also find this of value.
Contents
Approach to the Patient with Renal Disease -- Nephrotic Syndrome -- Acute Glomerulonephritis -- Disorders of Volume Regulation -- Edematous States -- Disorders of Water Regulation -- Disorders of Potassium Balance -- Disorders of Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism -- Disorders of Magnesium Metabolism -- Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis -- Respiratory Acid Base Disorders -- Obstructive Uropathy -- Nephrolithiasis -- Diabetic Nephropathy -- Hypertensive Nephropathy -- Lupus Nephritis -- Urinary Tract Infections -- Kidney Disease and Hypertension during Pregnancy -- Hepatorenal Syndrome -- Tumor Lysis Syndrome -- Radiocontrast Nephropathy -- Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy -- ICU Patient with Muti-organ Failure -- Cardiorenal Syndrome -- Poisonings and Intoxications -- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy -- Chronic Kidney Disease -- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism -- Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease -- Nutritional Aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease -- Social and Ethical Issues -- Hemodialysis -- Peritoneal Dialysis -- Kidney Transplantation -- JNC VII Classification and Implications -- Antihypertensive Agents: Classification, Mechanisms, Adverse Effects, and Clinical Trials -- Primary or Essential Hypertension -- Secondary Hypertension -- High Risk Populations for Hypertension -- Resistant Hypertension -- Hypertensive Emergencies -- Index.
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Case Reports
Problems and Exercises
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Clinical thinking : evidence, communication and decision-making

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Del Mar, Chris. --Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. | BMJ Books , 2006.
Call Number
WB 102 D331c 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 102 D331c 2006
Author
Del Mar, Chris
Other Authors
Doust, Jenny
Glasziou, Paul
Place of Publication
Malden, MA
Publisher
Blackwell Pub.
BMJ Books
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
127 p.
ISBN
978072917416
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Competence
Clinical Decision-Making
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
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Compelling Ethical Challenges in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

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Andrej Michalsen, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Advances in medical technology, ageing societies worldwide, and their increased demands on health care systems have, on the one hand, led to better care and remarkable longevity in many parts of the world. On the other hand, however, improved treatments in many medical fields, amongst others in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduce…
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Michalsen, Andrej
Sadovnikoff, Nicholas
Responsibility
Andrej Michalsen, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 170 p.) : 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030431273
9783030431266 (Print ed.)
9783030431280 (Print ed.)
9783030431297 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making - ethics
Critical Care - ethics
Critical Illness
Emergency Medicine - ethics
Ethics, Clinical
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Ethics
Abstract
This book addresses the ethical problems that physicians have to face every day while caring for critically ill patients. Advances in medical technology, ageing societies worldwide, and their increased demands on health care systems have, on the one hand, led to better care and remarkable longevity in many parts of the world. On the other hand, however, improved treatments in many medical fields, amongst others in emergency and critical care, have resulted in more patients surviving with reduced quality of life. This entails tradeoffs for many patients, their families, and the teams caring for them. At the same time, health care expenditures have risen dramatically and have to be balanced against costs for other public goods. Finally, the humane aspects of care have often failed to keep pace with the remarkable technological strides made in recent years. In this book, experts in their respective fields describe compelling ethical challenges resulting from these discrepancies and discuss potential solutions. The book is primarily intended for clinicians who care for two of the most vulnerable patient subpopulations – those being treated in ambulances or emergency rooms, and those being treated at intensive care units – due in part to the fact that they may be temporarily or permanently incapacitated. Core medical skills, such as diagnosis and predicting outcomes, as well as implementing treatment, remain challenging. However, without adequate communication and collaboration both within the inter-professional treatment teams and between the teams and the patients/their families, delivering excellent care is difficult at best. Therefore, the so-called “soft skills” are given the attention they deserve in order to overcome the gap between technological progress and interpersonal standstill.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. How Ethics Can Support Clinicians Caring for Critically Ill Patients -- 2. Patients and Teams Caring for Them: Parallels Between Critical Care and Emergency Medicine -- Part II. Goal of Therapy, Teams and Patients -- 3. Indication and Prognostication -- 4. Consent, Advance Directives, and Decision by Proxies -- 5. Cultural Diversity -- 6. Interprofessional Shared Decision-Making -- 7. Shared Decision-Making With Patients and Families -- Part III. Extent of Treatment -- 8. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Triage -- 9. Usage of Cutting-Edge Technology: ECPR -- 10. Usage of Cutting-Edge Technology: ECMO -- 11. Limiting Life-Sustaining Therapies -- 12. Advancing Palliative Care in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine -- 13. Organ Donation and Transplantation -- Part IV. Disproportionate Care -- 14. Disproportionate Care, Ethical Climate, and Moral Distress -- Part V. The Way Ahead -- 15. To Treat or Not to Treat: How to Arrive at an Appropriate Decision Under Critical Circumstances -- Part VI. Epilogue -- 16. Epilogue: Critical Care During a Pandemic – A Shift from Deontology to Utilitarianism?
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Congenital Heart Defects : Decision Making for Cardiac Surgery. Vol. 3, CT-Scan and MRI

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by Antonio F. Corno, Gigi P. Festa. --Heidelberg: Steinkopff , c2009.
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Author
Corno, Antonio F
Other Authors
Festa, Gigi P
Responsibility
by Antonio F. Corno, Gigi P. Festa
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Steinkopff
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9783798517196
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision Making
Heart Defects, Congenital - diagnostic imaging
Heart Defects, Congenital - surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Radiography
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e-Book
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Controversies in Vascular Neurosurgery

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Erol Veznedaroglu, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This concise, easy-to-use book offers expert insights into current controversies in vascular neurosurgery with a view to providing the practitioner with authoritative practical guidance that will assist in the management of difficult disease entities. While vascular neurosurgery has undergone unprecedented advances during the past decade, enabling safer and easier access to previously untreatable pathology, this progress has been accompanied by confusion as to what constitutes best, or even acc…
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Veznedaroglu, Erol
Responsibility
Erol Veznedaroglu, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 224 p. : 16 illus., 6 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319273150
9783319273136 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Neurosurgical Procedures
Vascular Diseases - surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This concise, easy-to-use book offers expert insights into current controversies in vascular neurosurgery with a view to providing the practitioner with authoritative practical guidance that will assist in the management of difficult disease entities. While vascular neurosurgery has undergone unprecedented advances during the past decade, enabling safer and easier access to previously untreatable pathology, this progress has been accompanied by confusion as to what constitutes best, or even acceptable, practice. Here, experts in the field discuss the various tools available and explain how best to use them when confronted by different pathologies, drawing upon their personal experience. Each chapter focuses on a specific case that is discussed by two experienced surgeons; a third author then evaluates the case, highlighting the available evidence and pearls in the treatment of that particular disease. The authors have been carefully chosen to provide a truly balanced viewpoint on paradigms that they themselves use. They therefore have a sound understanding of the thought processes of surgeons when dealing with challenging diseases for which there may be no single correct path. Furthermore, they are well placed to identify not only appropriate uses of new treatment options and technologies but also circumstances in which their use is best avoided. The ultimate benefactor of this book will be the patient: our biases as physicians should never become a patient's morbidity.
Contents
1. Paraclinoid Aneurysms: Who to Treat with Craniotomy? -- 2. Paraclinoid Aneurysms: Flow Diverters and Endovascular Treatment -- 3. Treatment Options for Paraclinoid Aneurysms: Discussion -- 4. Aneurysm Neck Remnants: A Strong Case Can Be Made for Re-treatment -- 5. Remnant Intracranial Aneurysms: Safety and Feasibility of Observation Over Retreatment -- 6. Controversies in Vascular Neurosurgery: Aneurysm Remnants -- 7. Basilar Artery Aneurysm: Role for Open Surgery -- 8. Craniotomy Is Over for Basilar Artery Aneurysms -- 9. Treatment of Basilar Artery Aneurysms: Natural Selection and Propagation of Endovascular Techniques -- 10. Surgical and Radiologic Intervention for Prevention of Ischemic Stroke -- 11. Whom I Stent -- 12. Distal Protection for Carotid Artery Stenting: Where Is the Evidence? -- 13. Carotid Artery Stenosis: Discussion -- 14. Arteriovenous Malformations: How We Changed Our Practice -- 15. Discussion -- 16. Intra-arterial Treatment: Who and When -- 17. Acute Ischemic Stroke: Discussion -- 18. Arterial Bypass -- 19. Cranial Dural AV Fistulas: Making Sense of Who to Treat and How.
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e-Book
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Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology : Key concepts from the Fifth THNO Meeting

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Jan B. Vermorken, Volker Budach, C. René Leemans, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Piero Nicolai, Brian O'Sullivan, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book offers a selection of the critical current issues and challenges in head and neck cancer. It covers most key concepts of the subject, from diagnostic challenges to multidisciplinary decision-making aspects in head and neck oncology. Starting with the Make Sense Campaign and examining its impact on clinical practice, readers also gain insight into current and novel therapeutic approaches, including radiotherapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy, as well as th…
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Vermorken, Jan B.
Budach, Volker
Leemans, C. René
Machiels, Jean-Pascal
Nicolai, Piero
O'Sullivan, Brian
Other Authors
Trends in Head and Neck Oncology (Conference) (5th : 2015 : Lisbon Portugal)
Responsibility
Jan B. Vermorken, Volker Budach, C. René Leemans, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Piero Nicolai, Brian O'Sullivan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages) : 75 illus., 61 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319429090
9783319429076 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diagnosis
Head and Neck Neoplasms - therapy
Other Subjects
Europe
Abstract
This book offers a selection of the critical current issues and challenges in head and neck cancer. It covers most key concepts of the subject, from diagnostic challenges to multidisciplinary decision-making aspects in head and neck oncology. Starting with the Make Sense Campaign and examining its impact on clinical practice, readers also gain insight into current and novel therapeutic approaches, including radiotherapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy, as well as the importance of adequate supportive care. Surgical interventions such as endoscopic surgery, salvage surgery, dentistry and implants are also discussed. Moreover, the changing respective roles of the involved caregivers are highlighted and extensively discussed. The chapters are based on the latest data presented at the 5th Trends in Head and Neck Oncology Conference and reflect the most up-to-date information in the field. Taking into account the ample current treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer and discussing side effects, survivorship issues and treatment in the elderly, this book provides and up-to-date coverage of all the critical topics in the field. Highlighting the increasing importance of decision-making in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer as well as quality of life and end of life issues, this reference book also emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach that plays such an important role in the outcome for this disease. Edited by a team of world leaders in Head and Neck Cancer this volume serves as an easy reference to the head and neck oncology practitioner and provides an up-to-date overview for specialists the field.
Contents
Part I. The Make Sense Campaign -- The Make Sense Campaign -- Part II. Head and Neck Cancer: a changing disease -- New epidemiologic aspects -- Biology of head and neck cancer -- Part III. Diagnostic challenges -- The changing role of the pathologist -- Molecular imaging in head and neck cancer -- Part IV. Multidisciplinary Decision Making & Head and Neck Tumor Boards -- Clinical decision making: how and when. Part V. Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer -- Pros and cons of endoscopic surgery -- Oncologic dentistry and implants -- Primary radiotherapy & concurrent chemoradiotherapy -- Treatment of viral-associated head and neck cancer -- Patient and treatment factors in concurrent chemoradiotherapy -- Part VI. Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck cancer: How and When to Treat -- The surgical approach -- When and how to irradiate -- Cytotoxic chemotherapy and targeted therapy -- Immunotherapeutic approaches -- Treatment in the elderly -- Supportive care -- Part VII. Quality of life issues -- Palliative care in the palliative disease setting -- Community palliative care and dying at home.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Congress
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Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology : Key Concepts from the Sixth THNO Meeting

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Jan B. Vermorken, Volker Budach, C. René Leemans, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Piero Nicolai, Brian O'Sullivan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides an overview of the latest advances in head and neck cancer using a multidisciplinary approach. Commencing with a discussion of epidemiological and diagnostic aspects, including the role of vaccination and key pathological features, the book then follows by examining the role of oncogenomics, proteomics, next generation sequencing and homologous recombination function in predicting outcomes. The topics are presented by epidemiologists, pathologists and basic scientists with fu…
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Vermorken, Jan B.
Budach, Volker
Leemans, C. René
Machiels, Jean-Pascal
Nicolai, Piero
O'Sullivan, Brian
Other Authors
Trends in Head and Neck Oncology (6th : 2017 : Nice, France)
Responsibility
Jan B. Vermorken, Volker Budach, C. René Leemans, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Piero Nicolai, Brian O'Sullivan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 363 p.) : 50 illus., 44 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319988542
9783319988535 (print ed.)
9783319988559 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diagnosis
Head and Neck Neoplasms - therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book provides an overview of the latest advances in head and neck cancer using a multidisciplinary approach. Commencing with a discussion of epidemiological and diagnostic aspects, including the role of vaccination and key pathological features, the book then follows by examining the role of oncogenomics, proteomics, next generation sequencing and homologous recombination function in predicting outcomes. The topics are presented by epidemiologists, pathologists and basic scientists with further contributions from medical oncologists, head and neck cancer surgical specialists (ORL/HNS), and radiation oncologists in chapters that discuss therapeutic approaches for oral, oropharyngeal and thyroid cancer. Special topics such as the development of novel staging classifications, optimal larynx preservation approaches for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer, surgical reconstruction, new surgical approaches in oropharynx cancer, potential for treatment de-escalation, systemic therapy in nasopharyngeal cancer and salivary gland tumors and treatment approaches for tumors of unknown primary site are discussed in detail. Finally, the role of immunotherapy in the field is highlighted. The chapters are based on the latest data presented at the 6th Trends in Head and Neck Oncology Conference and reflect the most up-to-date information in the field. They are written by many of the most internationally acclaimed authors in the field and are therefore an excellent source for all those interested or actively working in the field of head and neck cancer.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology and diagnosis -- The role of vaccination in head and neck cancer prevention -- Cellular and molecular pathology in head and neck cancer -- Part II. Prediction of outcome -- Oncogenomics/proteomics of head and neck cancer -- Targeted next-generation sequencing in head and neck cancer -- Homologous recombination function as predictor of treatment response -- Part III. Oral cavity cancer -- Surgical management of oral cavity cancer -- Reconstruction in oral cavity cancer: when and how -- Induction chemotherapy: does it have a place in oral cavity cancer? -- Are there alternative local treatments in oral cavity cancer? -- Part IV. Oropharynx cancer -- HPV assessment in oropharynx cancer: what is the gold standard? -- A new staging system for oropharynx cancer and why? -- Should we de-escalate the treatment in HPV-positive oropharynx cancer? -- Is there a new role for surgery in oropharynx cancer? -- Can we expect less toxicity with newer forms of radiation? -- Part V. Miscellaneous topics -- What is the optimal larynx preservation approach and who are the candidates? -- Is the approach to patients with unknown primary tumors any different in 2017? -- Cytotoxic chemotherapy and targeted therapy in nasopharynx cancer -- Are there alternative chemotherapy regimens for EXTREME in recurrent/metastatic SCCHN? -- New data on systemic therapy of salivary gland tumors -- Treatment of elderly patients with head and neck cancer -- Part VI. Thyroid cancer -- World-wide thyroid cancer "epidemic": what is going on? -- The surgical approach to thyroid cancer -- Part VII. Keynote address -- Tumor immunology, immunotherapy and its application to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
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e-Book
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Congress
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Critical thinking in clinical practice : improving the quality of judgements and decisions

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Gambrill, Eileen. (2nd ed.) --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2005.
Call Number
WB 102 G192c 2005
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 102 G192c 2005
Author
Gambrill, Eileen
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
xv, 631 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780471471189
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Contents
The need for critical thinking in clinical practice -- Sources of influence on decisions that clinicians make -- Reasons and reasoning: the heart of making decisions -- Different views of knowledge and how to get it: exploring your personal epistemology -- The influence of language and persuasion strategies -- Formal and informal fallacies: mistakes in thinking and how to avoid them -- Classification, pseudoauthority, and focusing on pathology -- Content and procedural knowledge -- Taking advantage of research on judgment, problem solving, and decision making -- Evidence-based practice: a philosophy and process for thinking ethically and critically about decisions -- Posing questions and searching for answers -- Critical appraisal of practice-related research: the need for skepticism -- Making decisions about data collection -- Discovering causes of clients' problems: common biases -- Predictions about clients and treatment effectiveness: improving the odds -- Enhancing the quality of case conferences, team meetings, and organizational culture -- Overcoming personal obstacles to critical thinking -- Maintaining critical thinking skills.
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Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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Critical thinking in clinical practice : improving the quality of judgements and decisions

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Gambrill, Eileen. (3rd ed.) --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , c2012.
Call Number
WB 102 G192c 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 102 G192c 2012
Author
Gambrill, Eileen
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
c2012
ISBN
9780470904381
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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1
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3 weeks
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Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

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Hans-Christoph Pape, Andrew B. Peitzman, Michael F. Rotondo, Peter V. Giannoudis, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is an unparalleled source of cutting-edge information on every aspect of rescue, trauma management, and fracture care in the polytrauma/multiple injured patient. Damage control surgery is approached logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures, requires cooperation among all major disciplines and subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients…
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Pape, Hans-Christoph
Peitzman, Andrew B.
Rotondo, Michael F.
Giannoudis, Peter V.
Other Authors
European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Responsibility
Hans-Christoph Pape, Andrew B. Peitzman, Michael F. Rotondo, Peter V. Giannoudis, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : 95 illus., 58 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319524290
9783319524276 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Multiple Trauma - therapy
Triage
Abstract
This book is an unparalleled source of cutting-edge information on every aspect of rescue, trauma management, and fracture care in the polytrauma/multiple injured patient. Damage control surgery is approached logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures, requires cooperation among all major disciplines and subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients, and the book is accordingly multidisciplinary in nature. It is edited by pioneers in the field and the authors are all acclaimed experts. This second, revised and updated edition of Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient will be invaluable for all clinicians who must weigh life-saving operations against limb-threatening conditions, including emergency personnel, trauma surgeons, orthopaedic traumatologists, and anesthesiologists.
Contents
Part I. Introduction--Pathophysiology -- 1. Evolution of trauma systems -- 2. Concept of DC -- 3. Epidemiology of polytrauma and life threatening injuries -- 4. Response to major injury (hem. shock vs traumatic shock / soft tissue injury -- 5. Defining the lethal triade: coagulopathy, hypothermia and acidosis -- Part II. General treatment principles -- 6. Blood and fluid resuscitation -- 7. Impact of head injury in the polytrauma patient -- 8. Chest trauma: Classification and influence on the general management -- 9. Abdominal compartment syndrome -- 10. Orthopaedic surgery approach to DC; decision making and indications -- 11. General surgery surgery approach to DC: decision making and indications -- 12. New technologies for vascular injuries and hemorrhage control -- Part III. Phases of damage control -- 13. Phase 0: Prehospital management -- 14. Phase I: abbreviated surgery- general surgery -- 15. Phase I: abbreviated surgery- orthopaedic surgery -- 16. Phase II: ICU management -- 17. Phase III: second operation : repair of all injuries; general surgery -- 18. Phase III: second operation : repair of all injuries; orthopaedic surgery -- 19. Phase IV: late reconstruction :abdominal / chest wall closure -- 20. Phase IV: late reconstruction : plastic surgery for orthopaedics -- Part IV. Special circumstances and outcomes -- 21. Principles of damage control for pelvic ring injuries -- 22. Principles of damage control for pediatric trauma -- 23. Principles of damage control in the elderly -- 24. Vascular injuries in polytrauma patients -- 25. Principles for damage control in military casualties -- 26. Penetrating injuries and Damage Control Surgery: considerations and treatment options -- 27. Complications after orthopaedic DC: pin tract infections -- 28. Complications post damage control for the general surgeon -- 29. Outcomes of damage control surgery: general -- 30. Outcomes of damage control surgery: orthopaedic.
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Decision Algorithms for Emergency Neurology

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Giuseppe Micieli, Anna Cavallini, Stefano Ricci, Domenico Consoli, Jonathan A. Edlow, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book adopts a novel approach: procedures. Instead of discussing the diagnostic categories of neurological syndromes, it focuses on the symptoms of common neurological presentations (especially in the emergency room or on the ward), and the diagnostic hypotheses that can be validated or rejected case by case as a result. Each chapter covers one of the main symptoms of emergencies in neurology – from transient consciousness disturbances to focal deficits, acute muscular disorders, respirator…
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Micieli, Giuseppe
Cavallini, Anna
Ricci, Stefano
Consoli, Domenico
Edlow, Jonathan A.
Responsibility
Giuseppe Micieli, Anna Cavallini, Stefano Ricci, Domenico Consoli, Jonathan A. Edlow, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 624 p.) : 254 illus., 252 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030512767
9783030512750 (Print ed.)
9783030512774 (Print ed.)
9783030512781 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Algorithms
Clinical Decision-Making
Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological
Emergency Medicine
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Symptom Assessment
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Neurology
Abstract
This book adopts a novel approach: procedures. Instead of discussing the diagnostic categories of neurological syndromes, it focuses on the symptoms of common neurological presentations (especially in the emergency room or on the ward), and the diagnostic hypotheses that can be validated or rejected case by case as a result. Each chapter covers one of the main symptoms of emergencies in neurology – from transient consciousness disturbances to focal deficits, acute muscular disorders, respiratory insufficiency in neurological disorders, headaches, delirium, seizures and epileptic status, para-and tetraplegia, and head trauma, to acute functional disorders – and includes tables and figures to allow readers to gain a quick and easy, yet comprehensive overview of the topic. The book guides readers through various scenarios generated by the onset of symptoms, the clinical tools for differential diagnostics, and the principles of acute and post-acute phase therapy, managed by decision algorithms supported by the most recent scientific evidence. The resulting precedural profile – created through the collaboration of over 80 specialists in neurology or other disciplines – makes this text a valuable tool for neurologists, neurology residents and allied professionals in their daily clinical practice, as well as medical students.
Contents
1. Transient Loss of Consciousness -- 2. Coma -- 3. Delirium/Acute Confusional State -- 4. Motor and Nonmotor Epileptic Seizures -- 5. Headache -- 6. Fever and Neurological Signs -- 7. Acute Vision Disorders -- 8. Dizziness and Vertigo -- 9. Diagnostic Algorithm for Patients Presenting with Acute Dizziness: The ATTEST Method -- 10. Focal Neurological Deficits -- 11. Para- and Tetraplegia in the Emergency Room and in the Intensive Care Unit -- 12. Head Injuries -- 13 Muscle Pain, Weakness and/or Sensory Disorders -- 14. Movement Disorders Emergencies -- 15. Respiratory Emergencies in Neurological Diseases -- 16. Neurological Emergencies in Pregnancy and Puerperium -- 17. Functional Disorders in Emergency -- 18. Neurotoxicological Emergencies -- 19. Neurological Emergency Services: A Case for Change to the Model of Care?
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NEW Springer 2021
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e-Book
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Decision making in medicine : an algorithmic approach

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Mushlin, Stuart B. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier , 2010.
Call Number
WB 141 D294 2010 REF
Location
Dickson Building
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
Call Number
WB 141 D294 2010 REF
Author
Mushlin, Stuart B.
Other Authors
Greene, Harry L.
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Mosby Elsevier
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
726 p.
ISBN
9780323041072
Subjects (MeSH)
Algorithms
Clinical Decision-Making
Diagnosis
Therapeutics
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
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Decision-making in nursing : thoughtful approaches for practice

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Lewenson, Sandra B. --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett , 2008.
Call Number
WY 87 D294 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WY 87 D294 2008
Author
Lewenson, Sandra B
Other Authors
Truglio-Londrigan, Marie
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
xx, 208 p.
ISBN
9780763744359
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Decision-Making
Nursing Process
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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