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Abdominal obesity and the endocannabinoid system : from basic aspects to clinical management of related cardiometabolic risk

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Despres, Jean-Pierre. --New York, NY: Informa Healthcare , 2009.
Call Number
WD 210 A135 2009
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WD 210 A135 2009
Author
Despres, Jean-Pierre
Other Authors
Di Marzo, Vincenzo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Informa Healthcare
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
265 p.
ISBN
9781420060843
Subjects (MeSH)
Obesity, Abdominal - physiopathology
Obesity - complications
Endocannabinoids - physiology
Abdominal Fat
Metabolic Syndrome X
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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3 weeks
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Acute Coronary Syndrome : Multidisciplinary and Pathway-Based Approach

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edited by Mun K. Hong, Eyal Herzog. --London: Springer , c2008.
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Author
Hong, Mun K
Other Authors
Herzog, Eyal
Responsibility
edited by Mun K. Hong, Eyal Herzog
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9781846288692
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Coronary Syndrome - diagnosis
Acute Coronary Syndrome - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
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e-Book
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Acute Coronary Syndromes in Clinical Practice

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by Anthony A. Bavry, Deepak L. Bhatt. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Bavry, Anthony A
Other Authors
Bhatt, Deepak L
Responsibility
by Anthony A. Bavry, Deepak L. Bhatt
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781848003583
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Acute Lung Injury and Repair : Scientific Fundamentals and Methods

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Lynn M. Schnapp, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , 2017.
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence is predicted to increase with the aging population Several clinical disorders can initiate ARDS, including pneumonia, sepsis, gastric aspiration and trauma but despite intense research over the past 40 years, we still have an incomplete understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease and treatment remains largely supportive. This book provides an overview of acute lu…
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Schnapp, Lynn M.
Feghali-Bostwick, Carol
Other Authors
American Thoracic Society
Responsibility
Lynn M. Schnapp, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 185 pages) : 23 illus., 20 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783319465272
9783319465258 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Acute Lung Injury - etiology
Models, Animal
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult - physiopathology
Abstract
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence is predicted to increase with the aging population Several clinical disorders can initiate ARDS, including pneumonia, sepsis, gastric aspiration and trauma but despite intense research over the past 40 years, we still have an incomplete understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease and treatment remains largely supportive. This book provides an overview of acute lung injury and repair, describes current animal models to study lung injury and reviews current methodologies to study and measure lung injury and repair. Special emphasis is given to state of the art techniques and methods and relevance to human disease. Acute Lung Injury and Repair: Scientific Fundamentals and Methods is a useful resource for physicians and scientists who are interested in experimental model systems for insight into ARDS pathogenesis and treatment strategies.
Contents
Methods to Study Lung Injury and Repair -- Mouse Models of Acute Lung Injury -- Transgenic Animal Models in Lung Research -- Fundamental Methods for Analysis of Acute Lung Injury in Mice -- Invasive Measurement of Pulmonary Function in Mice -- Analysis of Epithelial Injury and Repair -- Flow Cytometric Evaluation of Acute Lung Injury and Repair -- Lung Imaging in Animal Models -- Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Acute Lung Injury -- MicroRNA Analysis in Acute Lung Injury.
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Davide Chiumello, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book covers all clinical aspects of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), from definition to treatment, focusing on the more recent recommendations and evidence-based medicine. The addressed topics are the various ventilation strategies, the impact of prone positioning, the use of partial and total extracorporeal support, the value of vasodilators, the weaning from mechanical ventilation, the pharmacological interventions, noninvasive ventilation, and the strategies using anti-inflam…
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Chiumello, Davide
Responsibility
Davide Chiumello, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 360 pages) : 46 illus., 29 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319418520
9783319418506 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Abstract
This book covers all clinical aspects of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), from definition to treatment, focusing on the more recent recommendations and evidence-based medicine. The addressed topics are the various ventilation strategies, the impact of prone positioning, the use of partial and total extracorporeal support, the value of vasodilators, the weaning from mechanical ventilation, the pharmacological interventions, noninvasive ventilation, and the strategies using anti-inflammatory agents and stem cells. Furthermore, different related topics are also discussed, such as lung imaging, sedation, metabolic support, and hemodynamic instability. A concluding chapter specifically addresses ARDS in children. This up-to-date volume, written by experts in the field, will be of value for all health care practitioners seeking state of the art on the management of patients with this complex syndrome.
Contents
Definition, prevalence and outcome -- Pathophysiology -- Ventilation strategies: tidal volume and PEEP -- Ventilation strategies: high-frequency oscillatory ventilation -- Ventilation strategies: recruitment maneuvers -- Prone position -- Partial or total extracorporeal support -- Vasodilators -- Weaning -- Lung imaging -- Metabolic support -- Pharmacological interventions: Neuromuscolar blocking agents -- Ventilator-induced lung injury -- Monitoring of respiratory mechanics -- Noninvasive ventilation -- Interaction between heart and lung -- Anti-inflammatory agents and stem cells -- Sedation -- ARDS in children -- Pulmonary infections in ARDS.
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome

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Choi, Augustine MK. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Informa Healthcare , 2010.
Call Number
WF 140 A189 2010
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WF 140 A189 2010
Author
Choi, Augustine MK
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Informa Healthcare
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
458 p.
Series Vol.
v. 233
Series Title
Lung biology in health and disease
ISBN
9781420088403
Subjects (MeSH)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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3 weeks
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African Americans and HIV/AIDS : understanding and addressing the epidemic

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--New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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McCree, Donna Hubbard
Jones, Kenneth Terrill
O'Leary, Ann
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9780387783215
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV infections - United States
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - United States
African Americans
Subjects (LCSH)
AIDS
Public health
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e-Book
Location
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AIDS Activism, Science and Community Across Three Continents

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Robert Lorway. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book critically examines the many complex entanglements between AIDS activism and HIV science. It takes readers on a medical anthropological expedition across time and space that highlights the stakes from the perspective of those most affected by the epidemic. Author Robert Lorway reveals how early in the HIV epidemic, amid inadequate government leadership, communities of people living with and directly affected by HIV and AIDS rose to become a vital force at the forefront of prevention r…
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Lorway, Robert
Responsibility
Robert Lorway
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 153 pages) : 14 illus.
Series Title
Social aspects of HIV
ISBN
9783319421995
9783319421971 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6559
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - psychology
Community Health Services
HIV infections - psychology
Patient Advocacy
Sociological Factors
Abstract
This book critically examines the many complex entanglements between AIDS activism and HIV science. It takes readers on a medical anthropological expedition across time and space that highlights the stakes from the perspective of those most affected by the epidemic. Author Robert Lorway reveals how early in the HIV epidemic, amid inadequate government leadership, communities of people living with and directly affected by HIV and AIDS rose to become a vital force at the forefront of prevention responses. Yet now, more than three decades later, HIV prevention and treatment is increasingly being placed under the jurisdiction of clinical, epidemiological, and management scientific expertise. In this kind of context, where does activism figure into the possibility of more democratized collaborations between affected communities, scientists, and policy makers? Coverage draws upon the findings from an array of community research projects conducted in Canada, India, and Kenya over a 22-year period. It weaves together rich, original data sources that range from in-depth qualitative interviews, field notes, and primary and secondary archival document retrievals in these three regions. Offering a rich diversity in perspectives, this book tackles the broader themes related to global health policy, science, and transnational activism at the same time as it highlights the experiences and local arenas where debates about activism and science play out. In the end, Lorway questions the growing expectation for affected communities themselves to produce sound evidence to legitimize their advocacy projects. He calls for the planners and implementers of biomedically oriented HIV research and interventions to more meaningfully engage with communities in ways that de-monopolize decision making as a matter of ethics and improved scientific practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Section I. Canada: Professionalization -- 1. A Vital Response -- 2. Treatment Rebellions -- Section II. India: Techno-Bureaucratization -- 3. Geographies of Intervention -- 4. Documenting Sovereignty -- III. Kenya: Bioexperimentalization -- 5. A South-to-South Collaboration -- 6. The Logic of Verification -- Conclusion.
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AIDS in Pakistan : Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs

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Ayaz Qureshi. --Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan , c2018.
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This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan's response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs: a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access …
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Qureshi, Ayaz
Responsibility
Ayaz Qureshi
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 217 p
ISBN
9789811062209
9789811062193 (print ed.)
9789811062216 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Health Policy
Public-Private Sector Partnerships
Other Subjects
Pakistan
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Abstract
This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan's response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs: a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis. The book encourages readers to reconsider the orthodoxy of policies regarding public-private partnership by critiquing the resulting changes in the bureaucracy, civil society and public goods. It is a must-read for students, scholars and practitioners concerned with neoliberal agendas in global health and development.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. AIDS in the Islamic Republic -- 3. The HIV prevention market -- 4. Enterprising bureaucrats -- 5. Surviving hard times -- 6. Participating in the Global Fund -- 7. Responsibility for care and support -- 8. AIDS activism and "civil society" -- 9. Conclusion.
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AIDS : no greater challenge, solving the mysteries

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[by] David Spurgeon. --Ottawa, ON: Medical Research Council of Canada , [1990?].
Call Number
WC 503 S795 1990
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WC 503 S795 1990
Author
Spurgeon, David
Corporate Author
Medical Research Council of Canada
Responsibility
[by] David Spurgeon
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Medical Research Council of Canada
Date of Publication
[1990?]
Physical Description
63 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
HIV Infections
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
In library use
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The AIDS Pandemic : Searching for a Global Response

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

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Binita M. Kamath, Kathleen M. Loomes, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This text provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Alagille syndrome. The book reviews the pathophysiology and genetics of the disorder, discusses recent molecular advances and its impact on diagnostics, and describes management challenges and strategies. The text also touches upon future treatment options. Written by experts in the field, Alagille Syndrome: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management is a valuable resource for physicians and researchers dealing with this disorder, one that wi…
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Kamath, Binita M.
Loomes, Kathleen M.
Responsibility
Binita M. Kamath, Kathleen M. Loomes, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 198 p.) : 41 illus., 31 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319945712
9783319945705 (print ed.)
9783319945729 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alagille Syndrome
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Abstract
This text provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Alagille syndrome. The book reviews the pathophysiology and genetics of the disorder, discusses recent molecular advances and its impact on diagnostics, and describes management challenges and strategies. The text also touches upon future treatment options. Written by experts in the field, Alagille Syndrome: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management is a valuable resource for physicians and researchers dealing with this disorder, one that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.
Contents
The Alagille Syndrome: Overview and Introduction -- Bile Duct Development and the Notch Signaling Pathway -- Genetics of Alagille Syndrome -- Liver Disease in Alagille Syndrome -- Transplant Considerations in Alagille Syndrome -- Cardiac, Aortic, and Pulmonary Vascular Involvement in Alagille Syndrome -- Vascular Manifestations in Alagille Syndrome -- The Renal Sequelae of Alagille Syndrome as a Product of Altered Notch Signaling During Kidney Development -- Skeletal Involvement in Alagille Syndrome -- Immune Dysregulation in Alagille Syndrome: A Feature of the Evolving Phenotype -- Health-Related Quality of Life and Neurocognition in Alagille Syndrome -- Future Therapeutic Approaches for Alagille Syndrome.
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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

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Jan Dirk Blom. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The book provides the first state-of-the-art overview of Alice in Wonderland syndrome, an enigmatic neurological condition characterized by a range of perceptual distortions (for example, seeing things as being larger or smaller than they actually are; seeing human faces change into animal faces; feeling one’s body growing larger or smaller; experiencing time as slowing down or speeding up, etc.). It describes the clinical presentation of the syndrome, including its huge variety of symptoms and…
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Blom, Jan Dirk
Responsibility
Jan Dirk Blom
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 221 p.) : 35 illus., 29 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030186098
9783030186081 (Print ed.)
9783030186104 (Print ed.)
9783030186111 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
PersonalSubject
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge, 1832-1898
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The book provides the first state-of-the-art overview of Alice in Wonderland syndrome, an enigmatic neurological condition characterized by a range of perceptual distortions (for example, seeing things as being larger or smaller than they actually are; seeing human faces change into animal faces; feeling one’s body growing larger or smaller; experiencing time as slowing down or speeding up, etc.). It describes the clinical presentation of the syndrome, including its huge variety of symptoms and the variability of its natural course.The book starts out with several vivid vignettes, and then explains how and why the concept was introduced. In addition, it explains what is currently known about the underlying medical conditions and brain mechanisms, proposes a diagnostic algorithm, and makes recommendations for treatment. Throughout the book, a recurring question is whether or not Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) suffered from the symptoms he described so aptly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Accordingly, it should appeal to anyone interested in the brain and its disorders, as well as readers interested in the life of Lewis Carroll.
Contents
Introduction -- Inside the consulting room -- The making of a syndrome -- Charles Dodgson -- Neurobiology -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Did Charles Dodgson suffer from Alice in Wonderland syndrome? -- Appendix A: Table 1. Charles Dodgson’s medical history -- Table 2. Visual distortions (metamorphopsias) -- Table 3. Somesthetic and other non-visual distortions -- Table 4. Conditions causing Alice in Wonderland syndrome -- Appendix B: Transcript of On Catching Cold, by Charles Dodgson (Oxford: University Press, 1881) -- Appendix C: Proposed diagnostic criteria for Alice in Wonderland syndrome.
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Androgen Excess Disorders in Women : Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Other Disorders

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edited by Ricardo Azziz, John E. Nestler, Didier Dewailly. (2nd ed.) --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2007.
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Azziz, Ricardo
Other Authors
Nestler, John E
Dewailly, Didier
Responsibility
edited by Ricardo Azziz, John E. Nestler, Didier Dewailly
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Series Title
Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9781597451796
Subjects (MeSH)
Adrenocortical hyperfunction
Androgens
Hyperandrogenism
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Endocrinology 
Gynecology
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e-Book
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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome : From Bench to Bedside

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Pier Luigi Meroni, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This book, part of the series Rare Diseases of the Immune System, offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the pathophysiology and management of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Immunologic and genetic aspects are discussed and the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for such phenomena as APS-mediated thrombosis and pregnancy loss or complications are explained. The main clinical manifestations and classification criteria are described and diagnostic tools, identified. Close attention is …
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Meroni, Pier Luigi
Responsibility
Pier Luigi Meroni, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 267 p. : 19 illus., 15 illus. in color)
Series Title
Rare diseases of the immune system
ISBN
9783319110448
9783319110431 (print ed.)
ISSN
2282-6505
Subjects (MeSH)
Antibodies, Antiphospholipid
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Abstract
This book, part of the series Rare Diseases of the Immune System, offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the pathophysiology and management of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Immunologic and genetic aspects are discussed and the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for such phenomena as APS-mediated thrombosis and pregnancy loss or complications are explained. The main clinical manifestations and classification criteria are described and diagnostic tools, identified. Close attention is paid to the nature of the involvement of other organs or organ systems in APS, including the nervous, endocrine, hematologic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems, the kidney, the skin, and the eye. Specific chapters describe the treatment of the different symptoms, the preventive therapies of value in avoiding recurrences, and innovative treatment approaches. The authors are senior experts in the field who are aided by younger fellows, ensuring that the book is also educationally oriented. This handy volume will be a valuable tool for postgraduates in training and professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of this specific syndrome.
Contents
1 Genetics and Origin of Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- 2 The Paradox of Lupus Anticoagulant -- 3 Antiphospholipid Antibody Mechanisms of Thrombosis -- 4 The Pathogenic Mechanisms for Antiphospholipid Antibodies (aPL)-Mediated Pregnancy Loss -- 5 Classification Criteria for the Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- 6 Non-classification Criteria -- 7 Obstetric APS -- 8 APS and the Nervous System -- 9 Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and the Renal Involvement -- 10 Non-Thrombotic Hematologic Manifestations in APS -- 11 Heart and APS -- 12 Skin Involvement in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- 13 Additional Organs Involved in Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Eye, Ear-Nose-Throat, Lung, Gastroenteric System, Endocrine Glands -- 14 Differential Diagnosis -- 15 Treatment of Thrombosis in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- 16 Treatment of Pregnancy Complications -- 17 Antiphospholipid Antibody Carriers -- 18 New Treatments -- 19 Secondary Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- 20 The Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome.
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome : Current Research Highlights and Clinical Insights

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Doruk Erkan, Michael D. Lockshin, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This new edition is a comprehensive and updated resource on antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is an autoimmune disorder. In APS, the body recognizes certain normal components of blood and/or cell membranes as foreign substances and produces antibodies (antiphospholipid antibodies) against them. APS is associated with recurrent clotting events (thrombosis) including premature stroke, repeated miscarriages, phlebitis, venous thrombosis, and pulmonary thromboembolism. It is also associated wi…
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Erkan, Doruk
Lockshin, Michael D
Responsibility
Doruk Erkan, Michael D. Lockshin, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 372 pages) : 18 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319554426
9783319554402 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Abstract
This new edition is a comprehensive and updated resource on antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is an autoimmune disorder. In APS, the body recognizes certain normal components of blood and/or cell membranes as foreign substances and produces antibodies (antiphospholipid antibodies) against them. APS is associated with recurrent clotting events (thrombosis) including premature stroke, repeated miscarriages, phlebitis, venous thrombosis, and pulmonary thromboembolism. It is also associated with low platelet or blood elements that prevent bleeding. Recently, however, even more disease states have been linked with APS, including premature heart attack, various cardiac valvular abnormalities, skin lesions, kidney disease, abnormal involuntary movement/chorea, diseases that mimic multiple sclerosis, and vascular diseases of the eye that can lead to visual loss and blindness. The International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, held every 3 years, is the venue where representatives from different disciplines gather to discuss the recent advances in APS. The conference intends to cover basic aspects of APS, such as pathogenesis, origins, genetics, intracellular and molecular events, the role of infections, as well as traditional and non-traditional clinical manifestations associated with antiphospholipid antibodies. The 15th Congress took place in September 2016. A novel aspect of the Congress was that multiple teams, chaired by Scientific Planning Committee members, used evidence-based literature reviews and expert discussions to answer specific pre-defined APS-related questions. These teams included points of view from experts in rheumatology, hematology, cardiovascular medicine, obstetrics, neurology, and immunology. The Scientific Planning Committee members also chaired the congress sessions and supervised completion of the reports that are the bases of the chapters of this book. In addition, there are two chapters included specifically written for APS patients. Much like the previous volume, dedicated to the 13th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies (April 2010), this up-to-date and comprehensive work gathers invaluable insights from a multidisciplinary team of world-renowned experts and represents the authoritative resource on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of APS.
Contents
Part I: HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME -- History of Antiphospholipid Antibody -- Part II. BASIC SCIENCE ASPECTS OF ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME -- Natural Proteins Involved in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Origin of Antiphospholipid Antibodies -- Recent Advances in Understanding of the Genetics of Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Mechanisms of Antiphospholipid Antibody-mediated Thrombosis -- Mechanisms of Antiphospholipid Antibody-mediated Pregnancy Morbidity -- Definition and Epidemiology of Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Part III. CLINICAL & DIAGNOSTIC ASPECTS OF ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME -- Clinical and Prognostic Significance of Non-criteria Antiphospholipid Antibody Tests -- Disease and Risk Measurement Criteria in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Part IV. THERAPEUTIC ASPECTS OF ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME -- Prevention and Treatment of Thrombotic Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Treatment of Non-criteria Manifestations in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Antiphospholipid Syndrome Alliance for Clinical Trials and InternatiOnal Networking (APS ACTION) -- Part V. 15th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES TASK FORCE REPORTS -- 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies - Task Force on Antiphospholipid Syndrome Classification Criteria Report -- 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies - Task Force on Pediatric Antiphospholipid Syndrome Report -- 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies - Task Force on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Report -- Part VI. ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROMR FOR PATIENTS -- Antiphospholipid Syndrome: What Should Patients Know? -- Obstetric Antiphospholipid Syndrome: What Should Patients Know?
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Antiphospholipid syndrome handbook

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Khamashta, M. A. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2010.
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Khamashta, M. A
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Bertolaccini, Maria L
Ateka-Barrutia, Oier
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London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9781846287350
Subjects (MeSH)
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunology
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome : Insights and Highlights from the 13th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies

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Doruk Erkan, Silvia S. Pierangeli, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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The International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies is held every three years to discuss the recent advances and future directions in Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). This volume collects the scientific highlights and new findings about APS that were generated from the most recent 13th Congress, held in Galveston, Texas in 2010. Chapters were written by an internationally-distinguished group of scientists from the point-of-view of multiple specialty areas. Each chapter was written in a un…
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Erkan, Doruk
Pierangeli, Silvia S
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Doruk Erkan, Silvia S. Pierangeli, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 312 p. : 28 ill., 20 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461431947
Subjects (MeSH)
Antibodies, Antiphospholipid
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunology
Abstract
The International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies is held every three years to discuss the recent advances and future directions in Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). This volume collects the scientific highlights and new findings about APS that were generated from the most recent 13th Congress, held in Galveston, Texas in 2010. Chapters were written by an internationally-distinguished group of scientists from the point-of-view of multiple specialty areas. Each chapter was written in a uniform and systematic basis to present the latest evidence-based research, including the basic science of APS, task force reports from the Congress on controversial aspects of APS, and future directions of APS research. This book will appeal to all clinicians involved in the treatment and management of APS patients, to residents in a variety of medical subspecialties, and to research scientists interested in a better understanding of this complex and evolving disease.
Contents
Overview of the Last 25 years and 13 International Congresses on Antiphospholipid Antibodies -- What is the Origin of Antiphospholipid Antibodies? -- What is the Genetics of Antiphospholipid Antibodies/Syndrome? -- What is the Mechanism(s) of Antiphospholipid Antibody-mediated Thrombosis? -- What is the Mechanism(s) of Antiphospholipid Antibody-mediated Pregnancy Morbidity? -- What are the Target Cells and Receptors Recognized by Antiphospholipid Antibodies? -- Task Force Report on "Criteria" Antiphospholipid Antibody Tests -- Task Force Report on "Non-Criteria" Antiphospholipid Antibody Tests -- Task Force Report on Obstetric Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Task Force Report on Brain Involvement in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Task Force Report on the Management of Thrombosis in Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Task Force Report on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome -- Task Force Report on Non-criteria aPL Manifestations: Thrombocytopenia -- Task Force Report on Non-criteria Manifestations: Nephropathy -- Task Force Report on Non-criteria Manifestations: Cardiac Valve Disease -- Task Force Report on Non-criteria Manifestations: Skin -- Task Force Report on Antiphospholipid Syndrome Clinical Research -- What are the Potential Future Treatments in Antiphospholipid Syndrome? -- Remembrance of Predictions of Past -- What Should Patients Know about Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Antiphospholipid Syndrome?
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Asian immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS : stigma, vulnerabilities and human rights

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AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque. --Singapore: Springer , c2014.
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This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS is…
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Ullah, A. K. M. Ahsan
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Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul
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AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 198 pages)
ISBN
9789812871190 (electronic bk.)
9789812871183
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Emigrants and Immigrants
HIV Infections
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Minority Health
Social Stigma
Socioeconomic Factors
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Canada
Abstract
This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community's need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy.
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1. Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS -- 2. Understanding and Exploring HIV/AIDS and Discrimination -- 3. Poverty, Migrants and HIV/AIDS in Canada -- 4. Discrimination, Xenophobia and Stigmatization -- 5. Vulnerability and Resilience in Living with HIV/AIDS -- 6. Managing the Crisis and Policy Directions.
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Asperger's on the job : must-have advice for people with Asperger's or high functioning autism, and their employers, educators, and advocates

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Simone, Rudy. --Arlington, TX: Future Horizons , 2010.
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WM 203.5 S593a 2010
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Call Number
WM 203.5 S593a 2010
Author
Simone, Rudy
Place of Publication
Arlington, TX
Publisher
Future Horizons
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
156 p.
ISBN
9781935274094
Subjects (MeSH)
Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome - Popular Works
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Book
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Nova Scotia Hospital
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