Skip header and navigation

5 records – page 1 of 1.

60 years of survival outcomes at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat32423
M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters, Thomas W. Burke, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center's tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in ou…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Rodriguez, M. Alma
Walters, Ronald S
Burke, Thomas W
Responsibility
M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters, Thomas W. Burke, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 346 p. : 124 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461451976
Subjects (MeSH)
Academies and Institutes - history
History, 20th century
History, 21st century
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Registries
Survival Analysis
Texas - epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Epidemiology
Abstract
This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center's tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in outcomes trends, where great progress has been made, and where there is still a long way to go, and offers a snapshot of the parallel history of developments in care. Such data is crucial to informing how patients are counseled, how treatment decisions are determined, and how prognoses are made. 60 Years of Survival Outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the only book to concurrently present longitudinal data on survival outcomes across the spectrum of rare and common cancers. Each chapter deals with a specific disease site, discussing current management approaches and presenting key data replete with illustrative charts, graphs, and tables. With the resources available only to the practitioners at this inimitable institution, this book heralds a cornerstone moment in the study of survival outcomes and the depth of our knowledge of cancer care.
Contents
Ch. 1:Introduction -- Ch. 2:History of MD Anderson's Tumor Registry -- Ch. 3:Statistical Methods -- Ch. 4:Breast Cancer -- Ch. 5:Prostate Cancer -- Ch. 6:Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Ch. 7:Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Ch. 8:Colon Cancer -- Ch. 9:Ovarian Cancer -- Ch. 10:Cervical Cancer -- Ch. 11:Endometrial Cancer -- Ch. 12:Pancreatic Cancer (Exocrine) -- Ch. 13:Kidney Cancer -- Ch. 14:Bladder Cancer -- Ch. 15:Cutaneous Melanoma -- Ch. 16:Liver Cancer -- Ch. 17:Esophageal Cancer -- Ch. 18:Gastric Cancer -- Ch. 19:Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- Ch. 20:Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma -- Ch. 21:Hodgkin Lymphoma -- Ch. 22:Non-Hodgkin Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma -- Ch. 23:Non-Hodgkin Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma -- Ch. 24:Multiple Myeloma -- Ch. 25:Head and Neck Cancer -- Ch. 26:Thyroid Cancer -- Ch. 27:Soft Tissue Sarcomas -- Ch. 28:Sarcomas of Bone -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

A century of homeopaths : their influence on medicine and health

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33444
Jonathan Davidson. --New York: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
"As the values of integrative medicine continues to grow, alternative points of view and treatments are increasing in acceptance and prevalence. Homeopathic medicine is considered an important root to this approach. However, contributions of homeopathically qualified doctors have long been overlooked. A Century of Homeopaths is a detailed account of the many homeopaths who have contributed to medical progress since 1840. The accomplishments of over 100 homeopaths form the organizing structure o…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Davidson, Jonathan R. T
Responsibility
Jonathan Davidson
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages)
ISBN
9781493905270 (electronic book)
9781493905263
Subjects (MeSH)
Homeopathy - Biography
Homeopathy - History
History of Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Homeopathic physicians - Biography
Homeopathy - History
Homeopathy - Biography
Health Personnel - Biography
History, 19th Century - Biography
History, 20th Century - Biography
Abstract
"As the values of integrative medicine continues to grow, alternative points of view and treatments are increasing in acceptance and prevalence. Homeopathic medicine is considered an important root to this approach. However, contributions of homeopathically qualified doctors have long been overlooked. A Century of Homeopaths is a detailed account of the many homeopaths who have contributed to medical progress since 1840. The accomplishments of over 100 homeopaths form the organizing structure of the book -- many of whom have been lost to history. The text describes the ways in which homeopaths have influenced medical practice, research and public health, as well as the seminal effect of homeopaths in the emergence of today's medical specialties and in social reform, thus providing insights to healthcare professionals, researchers, students and medical historians"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Samuel Hahnemann: Rebarbative Genius -- 3. Women, Reform, and Medical Leadership -- 4. The Homeopathic Scalpel: Contributions to Surgery from the World of Homeopathy -- 5. Homeopaths and the Dawning of Anesthesiology -- 6. Homeopathy and the Mind: From Alienists to Neuroscientists -- 7. Public Health -- 8. The Early Days of Radiation: Homeopathic Shadows -- 9. Heartbeat, Heart Failure, and Homeopathy -- 10. Allergy and Allergic Disorders: Homeopathic Leaders -- 11. Academic Homeopaths Reinvented -- 12. Oncology -- 13. Other Stars in the Sky -- 14. Congress, Parliament, Presidents, and Monarchs -- 15. Bioethics and the Contributions of Otto Guttentag -- 16. Less Is More: Finding the Right Dose -- 17. A Homeopathic Rogues' Gallery -- 18. Concluding Thoughts.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Discovery of insulin, The

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat53216
[by] Michael Bliss. --Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart, Ltd. , 1982.
Call Number
WK 820 B65 1982
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WK 820 B65 1982
Author
Bliss, Michael
Responsibility
[by] Michael Bliss
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart, Ltd.
Date of Publication
1982
Physical Description
304 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports.
ISBN
226058972
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 - drug therapy
History, 20th century
Insulin - history
Canada
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
Less detail

From an Association to a Royal College : The History of the British Paediatric Association and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1988-2016

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41485
Alan Craft, Keith Dodd, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH. The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the association and College through this time. The authors offer insights and reflections to help the reader understand where the College is at the mom…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Craft, Alan
Dodd, Keith
Responsibility
Alan Craft, Keith Dodd, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages) : 49 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319435824
9783319435817 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History, 20th century
History, 21st century
Pediatrics - history
Societies, Medical - history
United Kingdom
Abstract
This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH. The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the association and College through this time. The authors offer insights and reflections to help the reader understand where the College is at the moment on a variety of core paediatric issues, and significantly where it has come from. The formation of the RCPCH from the BPA was very controversial, with some members resigning from the RCP. Since then, the College has come a long way and is now recognised as the definitive body to speak for children's health in the UK and has forged relationships with many overseas countries. It has produced influential documents, and lobbied for advances in the practice of paediatrics. It has reported on standards for how children should be cared for in emergency and urgent care settings, launched policy to improve how children are looked after in the secure estate, and produced teaching and training materials for child protection among many other contributions to child health. Finally, it will be of interest to other Colleges and professional bodies as well as to Members and Fellows of the College.
Contents
1. Winning the battle -- 2. Commentaries -- 3. Regalia and ceremonies -- 4. The first annual meeting of the college -- 5. Governance, Involvement of Children and Young People -- 6. Interface with outside bodies and with the press -- 7. The involvement of children and young people in the work of the college -- 8. Finance -- 9. Exams -- 10. Training -- 11. Growth of specialties and specialist societies -- 12. The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) -- 13. The British Association of Community Child Health (BAPM) -- 14. Ethics -- 15. Research -- 16. The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) -- 17. Child protection and safeguarding -- 18. Medicines for Children -- 19. International -- 20. Nursing -- 21. Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) -- 22. The annual meeting -- 23. College Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers -- 24. Four nations -- 25. Reflections of members of Council -- 26. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) -- 27. Conpectus -- Appendix.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Human subjects research after the Holocaust

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33862
Sheldon Rubenfeld, Susan Benedict, editors ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
'An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil...abook that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." - Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University. Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust challenges you to confront the misguided medical ethics of the Third Reich personally, and to apply the lessons learned to contemporary human …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Rubenfeld, Sheldon
Benedict, Susan
Responsibility
Sheldon Rubenfeld, Susan Benedict, editors ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 308 pages)
ISBN
9783319057026 (electronic bk.)
9783319057019
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethics
Ethics, Medical
Ethical Review
Human Experimentation - ethics
National Socialism - history
Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation - history
Research Subjects
Subjects (LCSH)
Human experimentation in medicine - Moral and ethical aspects
Human experimentation in medicine - Germany - History - 20th century
Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
History of Science
History of Medicine
Human Rights
Abstract
'An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil...abook that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." - Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University. Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust challenges you to confront the misguided medical ethics of the Third Reich personally, and to apply the lessons learned to contemporary human subjects research. While it is comforting to believe that Nazi physicians, nurses, and bioscientists were either incompetent, mad, or few in number, they were, in fact, the best in the world at the time, and the vast majority participated in the government program of 'applied biology.' They were not coerced to behave as they did-they enthusiastically exploited widely accepted eugenic theories to design horrendous medical experiments, gas chambers and euthanasia programs, which ultimately led to mass murder in the concentration camps. Americans provided financial support for their research, modeled their medical education and research after the Germans, and continued to perform unethical human subjects research even after the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial. The German Medical Association apologized in 2012 for the behavior of its physicians during the Third Reich. By examining the medical crimes of human subjects researchers during the Third Reich, you will naturally examine your own behavior and that of your colleagues, and perhaps ask yourself "If the best physicians and bioscientists of the early 20th century could do evil while believing they were doing good, can I be certain that I will never do the same?" Presents relatively unknown aspects of human subjects research during the Third Reich Reveals surprising relationships between German and American human subjects research Dispels myths about Nazi human subjects research Compels introspection and self-examination by today's medical and research practitioners Addresses contemporary bioethical issues affecting vulnerable populations Brings together experts in the history of medicine during the Third Reich and thoughtful new voices.
Contents
Introduction: How Did It Go So Wrong? -- Twin Experiments at Auschwitz: A First-Person Account -- Eugenics and Racial Hygiene: Applied Research Strategies before, during, and after National Socialism -- Medical Ethics and Medical Research on Human Beings in National Socialism -- Sulfonamide Experiments on Prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps: Coherent Scientific Rationality Combined with Complete Disregard of Humanity -- Stages of Transgression: Anatomical Research in National Socialism -- Nurses and Human Subjects Research during the Third Reich and Now -- Involuntary Abortion and Coercive Research on Pregnant Forced Laborers in National Socialism -- Abusive Medical Practices on "Euthanasia" Victims in Austria during and after World War II -- Medical Research and National Socialist Euthanasia: Carl Schneider and the Heidelberg Research Children from 1942 until 1945 -- Victims of Human Experiments and Coercive Research under National Socialism: Gender and Racial Aspects -- The White Rose: Resisting National Socialism, with an Introduction by Susan Benedict -- The Origins and Impact of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial -- In the Shadow of Nuremberg: Unlearned Lessons from the Medical Trial -- The Ethics of Medical Experiments: Have We Learned the Lessons of Tuskegee and the Holocaust? -- Human Subjects Research during and after the Holocaust: Typhus Vaccine Development and the Legacy of Gerhard Rose -- Ethics in Space Medicine: Holocaust Beginnings, the Present, and the Future -- Reproduction Then and Now: Learning from the Past -- Promoting Clinical Research and Avoiding Bad Medicine: A Clinical Research Curriculum -- The Psychophysiology of Attribution: Why Appreciative Respect Can Keep Us Safe -- Confronting Medicine during the Nazi Period: Autobiographical Reflections -- Teaching the Holocaust to Medical Students: A Reflection on Pedagogy and Medical Ethics -- No Exceptions, No Excuses: A Testimonial.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail