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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
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1
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The adolescent brain : learning, reasoning, and decision making

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edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Doughtery ... [et al.]. --Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , c2012.
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The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings to…
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Reyna, Valerie F
Responsibility
edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Doughtery ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (475 p.)
ISBN
9781433810718
1433810719 (electronic bk)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Psychology, Adolescent
Mental Processes
Decision Making
Subjects (LCSH)
Adolescent psychology
Cognition in adolescence
Abstract
The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.
Contents
Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain / Jay N. Giedd ... [et al.] -- Semantic and associative relations in adolescents and young adults : examining a tenuous dichotomy / Ken McRae, Saman Khalkhali, and Mary Hare -- Representation and transfer of abstract mathematical concepts in adolescence and young adulthood / Jennifer A. Kaminski and Vladimir M. Sloutsky -- A value of concrete learning materials in adolescence / Kristen P. Blair and Daniel L. Schwartz -- Higher order strategic gist reasoning in adolescence / Sandra B. Chapman, Jacquelyn F. Gamino, and Raksha Anand Mudar -- Better measurement of higher cognitive processes through learning trajectories and diagnostic assessments in mathematics : the challenge in adolescence / Jere Confrey -- Adolescent reasoning in mathematical and nonmathematical domains : exploring the paradox / Eric Knuth ... [et al.] -- Training the adolescent brain : neural plasticity and the acquisition of cognitive abilities / Sharona M. Atkins ... [et al.] -- Higher cognition is altered by noncognitive factors : how affect enhances and disrupts mathematics performance in adolescence and young adulthood / Mark H. Ashcraft and Nathan O. Rudig -- Risky behavior in adolescents : the role of the developing brain / Adriana Galván -- Affective motivators and experience in adolescents' development of health-related behavior patterns / Sandra L. Schneider and Christine M. Caffray -- Judgment and decision making in adolescence : separating intelligence from rationality / Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak -- A fuzzy trace theory of adolescent risk taking : beyond self-control and sensation seeking / Christian F. Chick and Valerie F. Reyna -- Paradoxes of the adolescent brain in cognition, emotion, and rationality / Valerie F. Reyna and Michael R. Dougherty.
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The adolescent brain : learning, reasoning, and decision making

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Reyna, Valerie F. --Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , 2012.
Call Number
BF 724 R459a 2012
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
BF 724 R459a 2012
Author
Reyna, Valerie F.
Other Authors
Chapman, Sandra B.
Dougherty, Michael R.
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
457 p.
ISBN
9781433810701
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Psychology, Adolescent
Mental Processes
Decision Making
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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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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Author
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
Location
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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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e-Book
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Applying evidence-based laboratory medicine : a step-by-step guide

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Price, Christopher P. --Washington, DC: AACC Press , 2009.
Call Number
QY 39 P945a 2009
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
QY 39 P945a 2009
Author
Price, Christopher P
Other Authors
Glenn, Joanne Lozar
Christenson, Robert H
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
AACC Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
270 p.
ISBN
9781594250897
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Decision Making
Evidence-Based Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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3 weeks
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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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Born to die? : deciding the fate of critically ill newborns

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Shelp, Earl E. --New York, NY: The Free Press , 1986.
Call Number
WS 420 S544b 1986
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 420 S544b 1986
Author
Shelp, Earl E.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
The Free Press
Date of Publication
1986
Physical Description
250 p.
ISBN
29291100
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Making
Ethics, Clinical
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Neonatal Intensive Care
Morals
Congenital Abnormalities
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Calling the circle : the first and future culture

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Baldwin, Christina. --New York, NY: Bantam Books , 1998.
Call Number
HD 57.7 B181s 1998
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
HD 57.7 B181s 1998
Author
Baldwin, Christina
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Bantam Books
Date of Publication
1998
Physical Description
245 p.
ISBN
978055379006
Subjects (MeSH)
Group Processes
Decision Making
Ceremonial Behavior
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Changes in decision-making capacity in older adults : assessment and intervention

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Qualls, Sara Honn. --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2007.
Call Number
WT 145 C456 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 145 C456 2007
Author
Qualls, Sara Honn
Other Authors
Smyer, Michael A
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
352 p.
Series Title
Wiley series in clinical geropsychology
ISBN
9780470037980
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Making - Aged
Geriatric Assessment
Aged - psychology
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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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 and professional reasoning in occupational therapy

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Boyt Schell, Barbara A. --Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2008.
Call Number
WB 555 C641 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WB 555 C641 2008
Author
Boyt Schell, Barbara A
Other Authors
Schell, John W
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
462 p.
ISBN
9780781759144
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy - psychology
Models, Psychological
Decision Making
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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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.
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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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Clinical decision support : the road to broad adoption

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edited by Rober A. Greenes. (2nd ed.) --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier/AP , c2014.
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This book examines the nature of medical knowledge, how it is obtained, and how it can be used for decision support. It provides complete coverage of computational approaches to clinical decision-making. Chapters discuss data integration into healthcare information systems and delivery to point of care for providers, as well as facilitation of direct to consumer access. A case study section highlights critical lessons learned, while another portion of the work examines biostatistical methods in…
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edited by Rober A. Greenes
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2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Elsevier/AP
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxix, 887 p.)
ISBN
9780128005422 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Support Systems, Clinical - trends
Automation
Electronic Health Records
Organizational Innovation
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnosis - Decision making - Data processing
Clinical medicine - Decision making - Data processing
Decision Support Systems, Clinical - trends
Automation
Electronic Health Records
Organizational Innovation
Abstract
This book examines the nature of medical knowledge, how it is obtained, and how it can be used for decision support. It provides complete coverage of computational approaches to clinical decision-making. Chapters discuss data integration into healthcare information systems and delivery to point of care for providers, as well as facilitation of direct to consumer access. A case study section highlights critical lessons learned, while another portion of the work examines biostatistical methods including data mining, predictive modelling, and analysis.
Contents
Computer-based Clinical Decision Support: Overview, Status, and Challenges -- Experience with CDS Development and Adoption: Case Studies, National Initiatives, and Lessons Learned -- Sources of Knowledge for Clinical Decision Support -- The Technology of Clinical Decision Support -- Adoption of Clinical Decision Support -- The Journey to Widespread Use of Clinical Decision Support.
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Clinical delegation skills : a handbook for professional practice

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Hansten, Ruth I. (3rd ed.) --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett , 2004.
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WY 105 H251c 2004
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WY 105 H251c 2004
Author
Hansten, Ruth I
Other Authors
Jackson, Marilynn
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
365 p.
ISBN
9780763733261
Subjects (MeSH)
Personnel Delegation - Nurses' Instruction
Nursing, Supervisory - organization & administration
Decision Making - Nurses' Instruction
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Book
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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.
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WB 102 D331c 2006
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Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
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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
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Book
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Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
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2
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Comparative Effectiveness and Efficacy Research and Analysis for Practice (CEERAP) : Applications in Health Care

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Francesco Chiappelli, editor ; Xenia Maria Caldeira Brant, Corazon B. Cajulis, co-editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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Recent trends in health care across the United States and internationally have emphasized a novel approach that consists in comparing the effectiveness and efficacy of treatment interventions with a patient-centered emphasis (i.e., evidence-based health care), while ensuring cost constraints, maximizing benefits, and minimizing risks. In this book, experts in comparative effectiveness and efficacy research and analysis for practice (CEERAP) in health care in general address a range of topical i…
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Brant, Xenia Maria Caldeira
Cajulis, Corazon B
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Francesco Chiappelli, editor ; Xenia Maria Caldeira Brant, Corazon B. Cajulis, co-editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 194 p. : 20 ill., 7 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642231445
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Decision Making
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Services Research
Nursing Administration Research
Subjects (LCSH)
Dentistry
Nursing
Statistics
Abstract
Recent trends in health care across the United States and internationally have emphasized a novel approach that consists in comparing the effectiveness and efficacy of treatment interventions with a patient-centered emphasis (i.e., evidence-based health care), while ensuring cost constraints, maximizing benefits, and minimizing risks. In this book, experts in comparative effectiveness and efficacy research and analysis for practice (CEERAP) in health care in general address a range of topical issues. The emphasis is on implications for endodontics and nursing, both of which are considered in a series of detailed chapters. Commonalities and differences among CEERAP, utility-based and logic-based analysis and decision-making, and evidence-based and patient-centered practice are defined and discussed. The book concludes by examining applications for CEERAP in developing patient-centered optimal treatment interventions for the next decade.
Contents
Fundamentals: Building Communities of Practice in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Probability–Utility Model for Evidence-Based Decision-Making -- Clinically Relevant Complex Systematic Reviews in Endodontics: Relevance to Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making -- Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Evidence-Based Dental Decision-Making: Principles and Practice -- Endodontic Therapy Versus Dental Implant Therapy: Deciding the Best Approach -- The Translation Evidence Mechanism -- Evidence-Based Treatment and Management of Asthma and Pressure Ulcers -- Evidence-Based Care for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome in New York City -- The Patient Centered Medical Home -- Transitional Care -- Evidence-Based Standard of Care: Applications for Comparative Effectiveness and Efficacy Research and Analysis for Practice (CEERAP) in Developing Patient-Centered Optimal Treatment Interventions in Health Care for the Next Decade.
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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
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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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