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The 5-minute consult : clinical companion to women's health

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Kelly A. McGarry, Iris L. Tong, editors. (2nd edition) --Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , c2013.
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"The 5-Minute Consult Clinical Companion to Women's Health is a quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and management of symptoms and disorders that commonly occur in women. Written by both primary care physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists, the book covers disorders that are unique to women, occur disproportionately in women, or have a different clinical presentation, course, and/or prognosis in women. The contributors present practical, up-to-date, evidence-based information in a format d…
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McGarry, Kelly A
Tong, Iris L
Responsibility
Kelly A. McGarry, Iris L. Tong, editors
Edition
2nd edition
Alternate Title
5-minute consult clinical companion to women's health
Five-minute consult clinical companion to women's health
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 261 pages)
Series Title
5-minute consult
ISBN
9781451116540 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Women's Health - Handbooks
Evidence-Based Medicine - Handbooks
Abstract
"The 5-Minute Consult Clinical Companion to Women's Health is a quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and management of symptoms and disorders that commonly occur in women. Written by both primary care physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists, the book covers disorders that are unique to women, occur disproportionately in women, or have a different clinical presentation, course, and/or prognosis in women. The contributors present practical, up-to-date, evidence-based information in a format designed for rapid consultation"--Provided by publisher.
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50 studies every internist should know

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edited by Kristopher J. Swiger, Joshua R. Thomas, Michael E. Hochman, Steven D. Hochman. --Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press , c2015.
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50 Studies Every Internist Should Know presents key studies that shape today's practice of internal medicine. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: preventative medicine, endocrinology, hematology and oncology, musculoskeletal diseases, nephrology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonology, geriatrics and palliative care, and mental health.
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Swiger, Kristopher J.
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edited by Kristopher J. Swiger, Joshua R. Thomas, Michael E. Hochman, Steven D. Hochman
Alternate Title
Fifty studies every internist should know
Studies every internist should know
Place of Publication
Oxford, UK
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
332 p.
Series Title
50 studies every doctor should know
ISBN
9780199349937
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Internal Medicine - methods
Preventive Medicine - methods
Abstract
50 Studies Every Internist Should Know presents key studies that shape today's practice of internal medicine. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: preventative medicine, endocrinology, hematology and oncology, musculoskeletal diseases, nephrology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonology, geriatrics and palliative care, and mental health.
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The ACP evidence-based guide to complementary and alternative medicine

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Jacobs, Bradley P. --Philadelphia, PA: ACP Press , 2009.
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WB 890 A185 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 890 A185 2009
Author
Jacobs, Bradley P
Other Authors
Gundling, Katherine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
ACP Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
452 p.
ISBN
9781934465042
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary Therapies
Evidence-Based Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for Cancer

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William C.S. Cho, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge…
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Cho, William C.S.
Responsibility
William C.S. Cho, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 354 p. : 25 ill., 18 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 3
Series Title
Evidence-based anticancer complementary and alternative medicine
ISBN
9789400748330
Subjects (MeSH)
Acupuncture Therapy
Evidence-Based Medicine
Moxibustion
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Alternative medicine
Acupuncture
Abstract
Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, an unparalleled undertaking of a book series is launched to structurally consolidate this area. Although acupuncture and moxibustion have been practiced for millennia, they have come under scientific investigation only recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been used clinically to treat cancer-related symptoms (e.g. cancer pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia), manage treatment-induced side effects (e.g. hot flashes, nausea and vomiting) and enhance immunity (e.g. blood cell count, lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity). This is the first book manages to provide comprehensive and updated scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for cancer care. Laboratory and animal studies have uncovered the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer therapy. Promising results of most clinical trials show the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in cancer management. This book consists of fifteen chapters which address a range of important aspects that will impact on the application of acupuncture and moxibustion. An overview of the safety and side effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer care are also covered. In addition, the integration of acupuncture with Western medicine in cancer treatment and recent clinical trials are included as well. Opinion leaders around the world have teamed up to pursue a thorough and up-to-date review of the area, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, clinical and academic community by providing evidence-based information on the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.
Contents
Prelims -- 1. An Overview of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer Care -- 2. The Mechanistic Studies of Acupuncture and Moxibustion -- 3. Acupuncture for Cancer Pain -- 4. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients -- 5. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer-related Symptoms -- 6. Use of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Control of Anticancer Therapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting -- 7. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients -- 8. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Symptoms Associated with Radiation Therapy -- 9. Quality of Life of Cancer Patients after Acupuncture and Moxibution Treatment -- 10. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Palliative and Supportive Cancer Care -- 11. Is Acupuncture or Moxibustion Better Than a Sham or Placebo-treatment?-12. Safety and Side Effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion as a Therapy for Cancer -- 13. Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Animal Models of Cancer -- 14. Integrating Acupuncture with Western Medicine in Cancer Treatment -- 15. Recent Clinical Trials of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients. Index.
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Addiction medicine : an evidence-based handbook

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Rastegar, Darius A. --Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2005.
Call Number
WM 270 R229a 2005
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 270 R229a 2005
Author
Rastegar, Darius A
Other Authors
Fingerhood, Michael I
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
321 p.
Series Title
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins handbook
ISBN
9780781761543
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Evidence-Based Medicine
Substance-Related Disorders - therapy
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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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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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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Approach to Internal Medicine : A Resource Book for Clinical Practice

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David Hui, Alexander A. Leung, Raj Padwal, editors. (Fourth edition) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book offers an integrated symptom- and issue-based approach to internal medicine. Fully updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides clinicians and trainees with a high-yield, evidence-based, and concise resource for everyday use, bedside teaching, and examination preparation. It presents over 250 internal medicine topics classified under 17 subspecialties. For each topic, differential diagnoses, investigations, and treatments are outlined. Comparison tables aimed at highlighting the d…
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Hui, David
Leung, Alexander A
Padwal, Raj
Responsibility
David Hui, Alexander A. Leung, Raj Padwal, editors
Edition
Fourth edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 542 p. : 9 illus., 7 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319118215
9783319118208 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medicine
Evidence-Based Medicine
Abstract
This book offers an integrated symptom- and issue-based approach to internal medicine. Fully updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides clinicians and trainees with a high-yield, evidence-based, and concise resource for everyday use, bedside teaching, and examination preparation. It presents over 250 internal medicine topics classified under 17 subspecialties. For each topic, differential diagnoses, investigations, and treatments are outlined. Comparison tables aimed at highlighting the distinguishing features between various clinical entities are featured and numerous clinical pearls and mnemonics enhance understanding of the topics. The book covers many highly important topics in medicine; for example, smoking cessation, obesity, transfusion reactions, needle stick injuries, code status discussion, interpretation of gram stain, and palliative care. Approach to Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition, continues to serve as an essential reference for every medical student, resident, fellow, practicing physician, nurse, and physician assistant.
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--The Churchill, Oxford: Pain Research Group
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The Churchill, Oxford
Publisher
Pain Research Group
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine - Database
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Database
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Becoming a consummate clinician : what every student, house officer, and hospital practitioner needs to know

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Ary L. Goldberger, Zachary D. Goldberger. --Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell , c2012.
Call Number
WB 102 G618b 2012
Location
Dickson Building
"The Consummate Clinician offers hospital-based physicians an organizing framework for coping with daily challenges both in patient care and in teaching. The book describes in a highly formatted, easily accessible way exactly how physicians and physicians-in-training can think critically and act decisively in this age of medical information overload. Special emphasis is on (1) error avoidance and reduction - a topic that has long been championed by hospitalists, (2) efficient practice manageme…
Call Number
WB 102 G618b 2012
Author
Goldberger, Ary L
Other Authors
Goldberger, Zachary D
Other Authors
Society for Hospital Medicine
Responsibility
Ary L. Goldberger, Zachary D. Goldberger
Place of Publication
Hoboken, N.J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
xii, 210 p.
Series Vol.
3
Series Title
Hospital medicine, current concepts
ISBN
9781118011430
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Competence
Clinical Medicine
Evidence-Based Medicine
Interprofessional Relations
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Teaching Rounds - methods
Abstract
"The Consummate Clinician offers hospital-based physicians an organizing framework for coping with daily challenges both in patient care and in teaching. The book describes in a highly formatted, easily accessible way exactly how physicians and physicians-in-training can think critically and act decisively in this age of medical information overload. Special emphasis is on (1) error avoidance and reduction - a topic that has long been championed by hospitalists, (2) efficient practice management for best patient outcomes and improved cost control, (3) the use of evidence-based medicine, and (4) improving communication among and between physicians and other staff in the hospital setting. Using real-world clinical examples and scenarios, the book focuses on essential topics, many of which tend to fall between the cracks of print and electronic resources. Pearls and pitfalls of gathering, processing, and communicating medical information are presented, but more than these, this book is meant as a kind of clinical GPS--a way of helping hospital-based physicians find their clinical coordinates and keep their bearings in the face of new challenges and uncertainties. In addition to the clinical scenarios featured throughout, additional mini-cases are collected at the end of the book. The over-arching goal of this new resource is to enrich the way hospital-based physicians think about diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis, especially at the warp-speed of "ward world," which increasingly lurches between the frazzled and the frantic"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
Introduction: Surviving and Thriving in Ward World -- Part 1. Medical Musts and Must-Nots: Six Essentials of Ward World. -- 1. How (Not) to Present a Patient History -- 2. Reexamining the Physical Exam -- 3. How (Not) to Order and Present Lab Tests -- 4. Seeing is (Almost) Believing: The Importance of Reviewing Data -- 5. 'Worsts First': How to Frame a Differential Diagnosis -- 6. Clinical Queries: Asking the 3 1/2 Key Questions -- Part 2. Medical Masteries -- 7. Error Reduction Equals Motivation Times Communication to the Power of 3 -- 8. Evidence-Based Medicine: What and Where is the Evidence? -- 9. Caution! Dangerous Biomedical Semantics at Work -- 10. Some Second Opinions: Outliers, Hoofbeats, and Sutton's (Flawed) Law -- 11. A Sixfold Path: From Data to Knowledge to Understanding -- 12. What is Disease? What is Health?
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BestBETs : best evidence topics

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Manchester Royal Infirmary. Emergency Department. --Manchester, England: Manchester Royal Infirmary
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Manchester Royal Infirmary. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Best BETs
Place of Publication
Manchester, England
Publisher
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine - Database
Emergency Medicine - Database
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Database
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Best evidence for spine surgery : 20 cardinal cases

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editors, Rahul Jandial, Steven R. Garfin ; associate editors, Christopher Ames ... [et al.]. --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders , c2012.
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Best Evidence for Spine Surgery provides representative cases that help you determine the optimal surgical interventions for your patients. Drs. Rahul Jandial and Steven R. Garfin, and a balanced team of prominent neurosurgeons and orthopaedists, address the trend toward a more collaborative approach between spine and orthopaedic surgery. This easy-to-read, evidence-based resource also features "Tips from the masters" for a quick review of important elements of diagnosis and treatment and onlin…
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Jandial, Rahul
Garfin, Steven R
Ames, Christopher P
Responsibility
editors, Rahul Jandial, Steven R. Garfin ; associate editors, Christopher Ames ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (261 p.)
ISBN
9781455723256 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Spine - surgery - Case Reports
Evidence-Based Medicine - Case Reports
Orthopedic Procedures - methods - Case Reports
Spinal Diseases - surgery - Case Reports
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine - Surgery - Case studies
Evidence-based medicine - Case studies
Spine - Diseases - Case studies
Spine - surgery - Case Reports
Evidence-Based Medicine - Case Reports
Orthopedic Procedures - methods - Case Reports
Spinal Diseases - surgery - Case Reports
Abstract
Best Evidence for Spine Surgery provides representative cases that help you determine the optimal surgical interventions for your patients. Drs. Rahul Jandial and Steven R. Garfin, and a balanced team of prominent neurosurgeons and orthopaedists, address the trend toward a more collaborative approach between spine and orthopaedic surgery. This easy-to-read, evidence-based resource also features "Tips from the masters" for a quick review of important elements of diagnosis and treatment and online access at www.expertconsult.com with fully searchable text and downloadable images. Choose the best options for your patients using evidence that supports the optimal surgical intervention for each case. Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with a downloadable image gallery and a video library demonstrating nuances of key techniques. Apply a multi-disciplinary approach through coverage that reflects the changing nature of the specialty with chapters written by neurosurgeons and orthopaedists. Quickly review the most important elements of diagnosis through "Tips from the masters." Easily find the information you need with a consistent, case-based format that clearly presents evidence and techniques.
Contents
Cervical disk herniation : anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion versus arthroplasty / Mir H. Ali, Frank M. Phillips -- Multilevel anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion : bone-grafting options / Sheeraz A. Qureshi, Andrew C. Hecht, Scott D. Boden -- Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament : anterior versus posterior approach / Garrick W. Cason, Edward R. Anderson III, Harry N. Herkowitz -- Minimally invasive approaches to thoracic disk herniations / Alfred T. Ogden, Michael G. Kaiser, Richard G. Fessler -- Lumbar disk herniation with mild neurological deficit : microdiskectomy versus conservative treatment / Kelli L. Crabtree, Paul M. Arnold -- Cervical spondylosis-spinal stenosis : laminoplasty versus laminectomy and fusion / Yu-Po Lee, Niraj Patel, Steven R. Garfin -- Lumbar degenerative disk disease : fusion versus artificial disk / Michael F. Duffy, Jack E. Zigler -- Degenerative spondylolisthesis with radicular pain : decompression only versus decompression and fusion / Tuan V. Nguyen, Robert A. McGuire Jr. -- Asymptomatic intradural Schwannoma : surgery versus radiosurgery versus observation / Christopher E. Mandigo, Paul C. McCormick -- Pseudotumor : transoral versus posterior fusion / Daniel M. Sciubba ... [et al.] -- Odontoid fracture in the elderly : odontoid screws versus posterior fusion / Harvey E. Smith, Scott D. Daffner, Alexander R. Vaccaro -- C1-C2 fusion : transarticular screws versus Harms procedure / Thomas J. Kesman, Bradford L. Currier -- Multilevel cervical corpectomy : anterior-only versus circumferential instrumentation / Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Christopher M. Bono -- Cervical jumped facets and incomplete neurological deficit : closed reduction versus urgent surgery / Michael A. Finn, Paul A. Anderson -- Laminectomy across cervico thoracic junction : fusion versus non fusion / Timothy E. Link, Rahul Jandial, Volker K.H. Sonntag -- Vertebral metastases : ventral and dorsal approach versus lateral -- Extracavitary transpedicular approach / John H. Shin, Edward C. Benzel -- Degenerative scoliosis: anterior and posterior fusion versus posterior fusion / Krishna Gumidyala, Sigurd Berven -- Sagittal imbalance: multiple Smith-Petersen osteotomies versus pedicle substraction osteotomies / Jamal McClendon ... [et al.] -- L1-S1 fusion: extending to T12 and pelvis and when to include L5-S1 anterior grafting / Steven Mardjetko -- High-grade spondylolisthesis : reduction and fusion versus in situ fusion / Matthew B. Maserati, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Adam S. Kanter.
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Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention

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Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, Josefina J. Card. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, and Josefina J. Card In the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, the signs are both encouraging and alarming: fewer people are dying, and more people are living longer with the help of powerful antivirals, yet many areas of the world are seeing new cases on the rise. Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention reports on successful HIV prevention ini…
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Golden, Rachel E
Other Authors
Collins, Charles B
Cunningham, Shayna D
Newman, Emily N
Card, Josefina J
Responsibility
Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, Josefina J. Card
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 352 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781461470137
9781461470120 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Harm Reduction
Health Policy
Health Promotion
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Public Health
Safe Sex
Abstract
Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Rachel E. Golden, Charles B. Collins, Shayna D. Cunningham, Emily N. Newman, and Josefina J. Card In the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, the signs are both encouraging and alarming: fewer people are dying, and more people are living longer with the help of powerful antivirals, yet many areas of the world are seeing new cases on the rise. Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention reports on successful HIV prevention initiatives from across the globe, representing countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas at diverse stages of the epidemic. Spotlighting major worldwide objectives--decreasing risks in IV drug use, commercial sex work, and non-commercial sexual activity and promoting HIV screening, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and antiretroviral therapy--these rigorously evaluated interventions are analyzed at individual and community levels. Chapters discuss issues regarding availability and accessibility of resources and populations' receptivity to change. And the authors examine related ethical challenges, including whether interventions should also target larger problems fueling the epidemic such as poverty and inequality. Among the programs featured: U.S.: Legal access to needles and syringes; China: Needle social marketing; Tanzania: Go with the Times, a radio soap opera; Dominican Republic: Compromiso Collectivo for female sex workers; France: Prenatal HIV screening; South Africa: Drama-based intervention to promote VCT. These life-saving initiatives are worthy of wider recognition, making Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention a superior reference for graduate students and researchers in public health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and health policy. Policymakers and planners will also find these ideas of great importance.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Injection Drug-Use Risk -- Case Study 1: Legalization of Needle and Syringe Sale and Possession: Effect on Connecticut Injection Drug Users’ Injection Practices -- Case Study 2: The SHAKTI Intervention in Bangladesh: (Stopping HIV/AIDS through Knowledge and Training Initiatives) A Needle Exchange Program’s Effect on Injection Drug Users’ Injection -- Case Study 3: Providing a Safer Injection Facility to Injection Drug Users: InSite: A Safer Injection Facility in Vancouver, British Columbia -- Case Study 4: Needle Social Marketing Strategy in China: Effect on Chinese Injection Drug Users’ Injection Practices -- Case Study 5: The Vietnam and China Cross-Border Project: Effect on HIV Risk Behaviors of Injection Drug Users -- 3. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Noncommercial Sex Risk -- Case Study 6: Louisiana’s Condom Social Marketing Program: Effect of Improved Availability and Access on Use -- Case Study 7: Promoting Sexual Responsibility Among Youth in Zimbabwe: Effect of an Extensive Multimedia Campaign on Indicators of Safer Sex -- Case Study 8: The 100% Jeune Social Marketing Campaign: Effect on Condom Use Among Youth in Cameroon -- Case Study 9: Twenda na Wakati (Lets Go with the Times): Effects of a Radio Soap Opera on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Tanzania -- Case Study 10: A Safer Sex Media Campaign in Lexington, Kentucky: Using Public Service Announcements to Promote Condom Use -- 4. Overview of Structural Interventions to Decrease Commercial Sex Risk -- Case Study 11: Mandatory Condom Law in Nevada Brothels: Using Policy to Change Condom Use Practices -- Case Study 12: Compromiso Collectivo: Reducing HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers in the Dominican Republic -- Case Study 13: A Social and Structural Intervention in the Philippines: Effect on Condom Use of Establishment- Based Female Sex Workers -- Case Study 14: The 100 % Condom Program in Thailand: Using Public Policy Change to Increase Condom Use in Brothels -- Case Study 15: The Sonagachi Project: Empowering Sex Workers in the Songagchi District of Calcutta, India -- 5. Overview of Structural Interventions to Increase Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) -- Case Study 16: Mandatory Offering of HIV Screening During Prenatal Visits: The Experience of Southeastern France in Response to National Policy -- Case Study 17: Free Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in Taiwan: Effect of a Country-Wide Policy on HIV Transmission -- Case Study 18: A Drama-Based HIV Intervention in South Africa: Effect on Voluntary Counseling and Testing -- 6. Conclusion.
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Best practices : evidence-based nursing procedures

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(2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2007.
Call Number
WY 100 B561 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WY 100 B561 2007
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
628 p.
ISBN
158255532X
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing Care - Practice Guideline
Evidence-Based Medicine - Handbooks
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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Bipolar Disorder : An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

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Kostas N. Fountoulakis. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2015.
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This book examines in detail the diagnostic approach to manic depressive (bipolar) illness, with special reference to the borderline zones with unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder. Among other diagnostic issues considered are mixed episodes (often misdiagnosed by psychiatrists), rapid cycling, and the confusion with personality disorders. Within the context of diagnosis and understanding of the dynamics of bipolar disorder, temperament, character, and personality are all extensivel…
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Fountoulakis, Kostas N
Responsibility
Kostas N. Fountoulakis
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 721 p. : 44 illus., 20 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642372162
9783642372155 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bipolar Disorder
Evidence-Based Medicine
Abstract
This book examines in detail the diagnostic approach to manic depressive (bipolar) illness, with special reference to the borderline zones with unipolar depression and schizoaffective disorder. Among other diagnostic issues considered are mixed episodes (often misdiagnosed by psychiatrists), rapid cycling, and the confusion with personality disorders. Within the context of diagnosis and understanding of the dynamics of bipolar disorder, temperament, character, and personality are all extensively discussed. Neurocognitive deficit and disability are covered, as are elements of evolutionary biology and behavior. With regard to treatment, the major focus is on evidence-based therapy, with reference to the results of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses; in addition, contemporary guidelines and future trends are examined. Careful consideration is also given to the psychosocial treatment approach and issues relating to societal and economic costs and burdens.
Contents
1 Historical Perspective -- 2 Clinical Description -- 3 Long-Term Course -- 4 Neurocognitive Functioning in Bipolar Disorder: A Comprehensive Review of Recent Data -- 5 The Role of Temperament -- 6 The Bipolar Spectrum -- 7 Schizoaffective Disorder -- 8 Personality Disorders (Narcissistic, Antisocial, Borderline) -- 9 Alcohol and Substance Use in BD Patients -- 10 Comorbidity -- 11 Classification and Epidemiology -- 12 Disability and Overall Burden Related with Bipolar Disorder -- 13 Aetiopathogenesis of Bipolar Disorder -- 14 Psychometric and Neuropsychological Assessment -- 15 Staging of Bipolar Disorder -- 16 Biological Therapies -- 17 Psychosocial Treatment and Interventions -- 18 Treatment Guidelines -- 20 Creativity and the Position of Bipolar Disorder in Popular Culture.
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BMJ evidence alerts

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BMJ Group, McMaster University. Health Information Research Unit. McMaster University
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BMJ Group
McMaster University. Health Information Research Unit
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McMaster University
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine - Database
Notes
Help: http://plus.mcmaster.ca/EvidenceUpdates/FAQ.aspx
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Breastfeeding management for the clinician : using the evidence

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat30743
Marsha Walker, author. (2nd ed.) --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers , c2011.
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Walker, Marsha
Responsibility
Marsha Walker, author
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
708 p.
ISBN
9780763766511 (alk. paper)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Feeding
Evidence-Based Medicine
Lactation - physiology
Contents
Part I. The Context of Lactation and Breastfeeding -- Part II. Infant-Related Challenges to Breastfeeding -- Part III. Maternal-Related Challenges to Breastfeeding -- Index.
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Cancer of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx and Larynx : Evidence-Based Decision Making

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Jesus E. Medina, Nilesh R. Vasan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Written for residents and practitioners of otolaryngology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and maxiollofacial surgery, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive, concise discussion of the best evidence available on which to base clinical decisions needed when managing patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. Because of its accessible and practical format, this book is considerably different than other related titles on the market. Formatted w…
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Medina, Jesus E
Vasan, Nilesh R
Responsibility
Jesus E. Medina, Nilesh R. Vasan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 116 p. : 22 illus., 14 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319186306
9783319186290 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Laryngeal Neoplasms
Mouth Neoplasms
Pharyngeal Neoplasms
Abstract
Written for residents and practitioners of otolaryngology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and maxiollofacial surgery, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive, concise discussion of the best evidence available on which to base clinical decisions needed when managing patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. Because of its accessible and practical format, this book is considerably different than other related titles on the market. Formatted with questions at the beginning of each chapter that are then answered with evidence and best practices available for each case, each chapter addresses situations the clinician is likely to face in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of a patient with cancer of the head and neck. Most clinical decisions in the management of cancers of the head and neck region are based on the results of a few controlled, randomized clinical trial trials (Evidence Level I). However, most decision-making is based on the results of case-control studies (Evidence Level II), descriptive studies, reports of expert committees, or opinions of respected authorities (Evidence Level III). This information is scattered throughout the literature and often comingled with information about other topics. Therefore, there is a need for a publication in which the evidence pertinent to making decisions regarding a particular clinical problem is distilled from the literature and presented in a single concise, clinical, situation-driven source. Cancer of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx and Larynx: Evidence-Based Decision Making is just such a resource.
Contents
Preface -- 1. Evidence-Based Medicine -- 2. Oral Cavity Cancer -- 3. Oropharynx Cancer -- 4. Cancer of the Nasopharynx -- 5. Cancer of the Hypopharynx -- 6. Larynx Cancer.
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CBT for schizophrenia : evidence-based interventions and future directions

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edited by Craig Steel. --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell , c2013.
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Informed by the latest clinical research, this is the first book to assemble a range of evidence-based protocols for treating the varied presentations associated with schizophrenia through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This book: deals with a wide range of discrete presentations associated with schizophrenia, such as command hallucinations, violent behaviour or co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder; covers work by the world's leading clinical researchers in this field; and includes illustr…
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Steel, Craig
Responsibility
edited by Craig Steel
Alternate Title
Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource, 274 p.
ISBN
9781118330029 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - methods
Evidence-Based Medicine - methods
Schizophrenia - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Schizophrenia - Treatment
Cognitive therapy
Abstract
Informed by the latest clinical research, this is the first book to assemble a range of evidence-based protocols for treating the varied presentations associated with schizophrenia through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This book: deals with a wide range of discrete presentations associated with schizophrenia, such as command hallucinations, violent behaviour or co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder; covers work by the world's leading clinical researchers in this field; and includes illustrative case material in each chapter.
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The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Dynamic Endocrine Testing

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Ahmet Bahadir Ergin, A. Laurence Kennedy, Manjula K. Gupta, Amir H. Hamrahian. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Developed via a peer review process that included 25 experienced endocrinologists and utilizing the best current evidence, The Cleveland Clinic has created a practical set of protocols for over 25 commonly used dynamic endocrine tests. The cornerstone of clinical endocrinology, these evidence-based protocols play an important role in clinical decision-making and are important element of billing and compliance with high quality standards. Included here are various tests for pituitary and adrenal…
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Ergin, Ahmet Bahadir
Other Authors
Kennedy, A. Laurence
Gupta, Manjula K
Hamrahian, Amir H
Responsibility
Ahmet Bahadir Ergin, A. Laurence Kennedy, Manjula K. Gupta, Amir H. Hamrahian
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 124 p. : 23 illus., 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319130484
9783319130477 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Laboratory Techniques - methods
Diagnostic Techniques, Endocrine - standards
Evidence-Based Medicine
Abstract
Developed via a peer review process that included 25 experienced endocrinologists and utilizing the best current evidence, The Cleveland Clinic has created a practical set of protocols for over 25 commonly used dynamic endocrine tests. The cornerstone of clinical endocrinology, these evidence-based protocols play an important role in clinical decision-making and are important element of billing and compliance with high quality standards. Included here are various tests for pituitary and adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, and glucose metabolism and pancreatic disorders, presented systematically with indications, preparation, materials needed, precautions, procedure, interpretation, and caveats. Filling the gap left by a lack of national guidelines, The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Dynamic Endocrine Testing is an up-to-date practical guide for endocrinologists, nurses, and their staff, inside or outside of the US, who need to perform and interpret dynamic endocrine testing in their everyday practice, as well as medical students, residents and fellows who have interest in endocrinology.
Contents
Part I: Dynamic Tests in Pituitary/Adrenal Disorders -- ACTH Stimulation Test for Adrenal Insufficiency with Total Cortisol Levels -- ACTH Stimulation Test for Adrenal Insufficiency with Free Cortisol Levels -- ACTH Stimulation Test for Late Onset (Non-classic) 21-Hydroxylaseá Deficiency -- Metyrapone Stimulation Test -- Two Day Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test -- Combined CRH Dexamethasone Suppression Test -- Overnight Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test: 1 mg -- Overnight High Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test: 8 mg -- Ovine Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (oCRH) Stimulation Test -- Insulin Tolerance Test (ITT) -- Glucagon Stimulation Test for GHD (GST) -- GHRH-Arginine GH Stimulation Test -- Growth Hormone Suppression Test (Post-Glucose Administration) -- Clonidine Suppression Test for Pheochromocytoma -- Intravenous Saline Suppression Test for Evaluation of Primary Aldosteronism -- Oral Sodium Loading Test -- Captopril Challenge Test -- Water Deprivation Test for DI -- Part II: Dynamic Tests in Thyroid Disorders -- Thyroid Cancer Follow-up: Withdrawal Protocol -- Thyroid Cancer Follow-up: Thyrogen Injection with No Scan -- Thyroid Cancer Follow-up: Thyrogen Injection with Scan with/without Treatment -- Levothyroxine Absorption Test -- Part III: Dynamic Tests in Glucose Metabolism/Pancreas Disorders -- Seventy-two Hour Fast for Insulinoma -- Glucagon Stimulation to Test Beta Cell Reserve -- Mixed Meal Hypoglycemia Test -- Secretin Stimulation Test for Gastrinoma -- Part IV: Invasive Dynamic Endocrine Testing -- Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling -- Adrenal Venous Sampling.
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