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Atlas of human poisoning and envenoming

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James H. Diaz. (2nd ed.) --Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis , c2015.
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QV 17 H542 2015
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Clinicians undergoing competency testing, certification, and periodic recertification are frequently faced with computer-based exams designed to evaluate clinical acumen and judgment. Test questions often include an image or radiograph followed by a vignette of the clinical encounter and a series of questions. Designed to better prepare practitioners for image-intense, computer-based examinations in their respective fields, Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming is a visual and written remind…
Call Number
QV 17 H542 2015
Author
Diaz, James H
Responsibility
James H. Diaz
Edition
2nd ed.
Former Title
Color atlas of human poisoning and envenoming
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
890 p.
ISBN
9781466505407
Subjects (MeSH)
Antidotes - Atlases
Poisoning - Atlases
Poisons - Atlases
Toxicology - Atlases
Toxins, Biological - Atlases
Venoms - Atlases
Notes
Preceded by: Color atlas of human poisoning and envenoming / by James Diaz. 1st ed. 2006.
Abstract
Clinicians undergoing competency testing, certification, and periodic recertification are frequently faced with computer-based exams designed to evaluate clinical acumen and judgment. Test questions often include an image or radiograph followed by a vignette of the clinical encounter and a series of questions. Designed to better prepare practitioners for image-intense, computer-based examinations in their respective fields, Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming is a visual and written reminder of the ubiquitous sources of toxins and toxoids in the environment and the outcomes of accidental or intentional toxic exposures in humans. The 2nd ed. has been restructured with bulleted text, tables, and figures resembling the vignettes that accompany national examinations. Combining the four specialties of toxicology analytical, medical, environmental, and industrial into one comprehensive atlas, the book presents photographs and diagrams of toxic plants and animals, their mechanisms of poisoning or envenoming, and the human responses caused by toxic exposure. Highlights include: Prescription and illicit drug abuse epidemics; Environmental and occupational nephrotoxicology and neurotoxicology; Tick paralysis; Petrochemical toxicants; Biological, chemical, and radiological warfare agents; Workplace substance abuse screening and monitoring; Epidemiological design and statistical analysis of toxicological investigations. The book is conveniently divided into four sections covering general medical toxicology, environmental toxicology, industrial and occupational toxicology, and epidemiology and statistics for toxicology. Supplemented with a 16-page color insert, the second edition includes new images and tables. The atlas will be a useful study guide for a range of practitioners preparing for a lifetime of image-intense national examinations.
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Basic Techniques for Extremity Reconstruction : External Fixator Applications According to Ilizarov Principles

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Mehmet Çakmak, Cengiz Sen, Levent Eralp, Halil Ibrahim Balci, Melih Civan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides detailed descriptions of fundamental techniques that may be employed for extremity reconstruction and distraction osteogenesis in accordance with the principles established by Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov. Techniques of proven value for deformity correction, limb lengthening, reconstruction of post-traumatic and post-osteomyelitis bone defects, non-union surgery, and fracture fixation with external fixators are thoroughly described step by step with the aid of a wealth of illu…
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Çakmak, Mehmet
Sen, Cengiz
Eralp, Levent
Balci, Halil Ibrahim
Civan, Melih
Responsibility
Mehmet Çakmak, Cengiz Sen, Levent Eralp, Halil Ibrahim Balci, Melih Civan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 732 p.) : 96 illus., 61 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319456751
9783319456737 (print ed.)
9783319456744 (print ed.)
9783319833446 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
External Fixators
Extremities - surgery
Ilizarov Technique
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures - methods
Specialty
Orthopedic Procedures
Abstract
This book provides detailed descriptions of fundamental techniques that may be employed for extremity reconstruction and distraction osteogenesis in accordance with the principles established by Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov. Techniques of proven value for deformity correction, limb lengthening, reconstruction of post-traumatic and post-osteomyelitis bone defects, non-union surgery, and fracture fixation with external fixators are thoroughly described step by step with the aid of a wealth of illustrative material. In addition, indications and preoperative planning are clearly explained. Throughout, care is taken to highlight important technical tips and tricks as well as clinical pearls and pitfalls. Since the first description of distraction osteogenesis by Ilizarov in the 1950s, numerous technical improvements have been made and new devices, developed, even though the basic principles have remained the same. This new book will be of value for both novice and more experienced surgeons who use distraction osteogenesis for the purpose of extremity reconstruction.
Contents
Part I. External Fixator Applications for Complex Fractures -- 1. History and Phylosophy of Ilizarov’s Method -- 2. The Histology and Biology of Distraction Osteogenesis -- 3. Parts of Ilizarov-Type External Fixators -- 4. K-Wire and Schanz Screw Application Techniques -- 5. Hinge Types and Positioning -- 6. Techniques for Building the Frame -- 7. Ten Basic Rules for Ilizarov Applications -- 8. Hardware and Osteotomy Considerations -- 9. Definitive Surgery for Open Fractures of the Long Bones with External Fixation -- 10. Treatment of Intraarticular Joint Fractures of the Lower Extremity with External Fixators -- 11. External Fixation for Upper Extremity Trauma -- 12. Forearm Fractures -- 13. Treatment of Pediatric Fractures with Ilizarov’s Method -- 14. Role of External Fixators in Pelvic Fracture Treatment -- 15. External Fixator Use in Femur Diaphysis Fractures -- 16. Principles of Ilizarov Treatment in Fractures of Diaphyseal and Metaphyseal Tibia Fractures -- Part II. Ilizarov Approach in Deformity Surgery -- 17. Introduction to Deformity Analysis and Planning -- 18. Frontal Plane Deformities and Drawing Axes of the Long Bones -- 19. Malalignment Test -- 20. Sagittal Plane Deformities and Malorientation Test -- 21. Oblique Plane Deformities -- 22. Multiapical Deformities -- 23. Anatomic and Mechanical Planning and Finding the Cora -- 24. Translation and Angulation-Translation Deformities -- 25. Rotation and Rotation-Angulation Deformities -- 26. Osteotomy Rules and Types -- 27. Hip Deformities: Pelvic Support Osteotomy for Neglected High Hip Dislocation and Other Sequelae Around the Hip -- 28. Femur Deformities -- 29. Knee Deformities -- 30. Knee Arthrodesis -- 31. Diaphyseal Deformities of the Tibia -- 32. Ankle Deformities -- 33. Foot Deformities -- 34. Upper Limb Deformities -- 35. Congenital Lower Limb Deformities -- 36. Deformities of Metabolic Disorders -- 37. Computer-Assisted Fixators for Deformity Surgery -- Part III. Ilizarov Approach in Postraumatic Complications -- 38. Pseudoarthrosis -- 39. Chronic Osteomyelitis, Biofilm, and Local Antibiosis -- 40. External Fixator Applications in Warfare Surgery -- 41. Limb Lengthening -- 42. Joint Contractures -- 43. The Treatment of Complications in Ilizarov Technique -- 44. Postoperative Rehabilitation -- 45. Psychiatric Evaluation of Patients Using External Fixators.
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Beyond Anthrax : The Weaponization of Infectious Diseases

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edited by Suzanne M. Lutwick, Larry I. Lutwick. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2009.
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Lutwick, Suzanne M
Other Authors
Lutwick, Larry I
Responsibility
edited by Suzanne M. Lutwick, Larry I. Lutwick
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781597453264
Subjects (MeSH)
Biological Warfare Agents
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Communicable Disease Control - methods
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e-Book
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Clinical Guide to Bioweapons and Chemical Agents

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by Vincent E. Friedewald. --London: Springer , c2008.
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Friedewald, Vincent E
Responsibility
by Vincent E. Friedewald
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9781846287879
Subjects (MeSH)
Biological Warfare Agents
Chemical Warfare Agents
Bioterrorism
Chemical Terrorism
Communicable Diseases - diagnosis
Poisons
Emergency Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Toxicology
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e-Book
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editors Jay H. Krachmer, David A. Palay. (3rd ed.) --London, UK: Saunders/Elsevier , c2014.
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Krachmer, Jay H
Palay, David A
Responsibility
editors Jay H. Krachmer, David A. Palay
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Saunders/Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 363 p.)
ISBN
9781455750054
Subjects (MeSH)
Cornea - pathology - Atlases
Corneal diseases - atlases
Eye Diseases - Atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea - Diseases - Atlases
Corneal Diseases - Atlases
Eye Diseases - Atlases
Cornea - Diseases
Contents
1. Corneal slit lamp techniques 2. Diseases of the lid: anatomic abnormalities -- 3. Diseases of the lid: tumors -- 4. Diseases of the lid: immunologic, infectious, and traumatic -- 5. Disorders of tear production and the lacrimal system -- 6. Conjunctival disease: tumors and anatomic abnormalities -- 7. Conjunctivitis -- 8. Cornea -- 9. Corneal manifestations of systemic disease and therapy -- 10. Lid, conjunctival, and corneal manifestations of chemical and biological warfare -- 11. Corneal dystrophies, ectatic disorders, and degenerations -- 12. Corneal infections -- 13. Interstitial keratitis -- 14. Noninfectious keratopathy -- 15. Immunologic disorders of the cornea -- 16. Corneal trauma -- 17. Contact lens complications -- 18. Disorders of the sclera -- 19. Iris tumors -- 20. Anterior uveitis -- 21. Penetrating keratoplasty -- 22. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty -- 23. Endothelial keratoplasty -- 24. Therapeutic and reconstructive procedures -- 25. Refractive surgery.
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Dictionary of disaster medicine and humanitarian relief

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by S. William A. Gunn. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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In times of emergency, clear communication is critical to saving lives and preventing further destruction. Operations in the field, negotiations between governments and relief organizations, and planning and training sessions all require collaboration among people from various disciplines using different terminologies. Without a common lexicon, misunderstandings and other communication errors can lead to the loss of valuable time, scarce resources, and lives'and during an era marked by climate …
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Gunn, S. William A
Responsibility
by S. William A. Gunn
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 208 p.)
ISBN
9781461444459
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine - Dictionary
Disasters
Relief Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Abstract
In times of emergency, clear communication is critical to saving lives and preventing further destruction. Operations in the field, negotiations between governments and relief organizations, and planning and training sessions all require collaboration among people from various disciplines using different terminologies. Without a common lexicon, misunderstandings and other communication errors can lead to the loss of valuable time, scarce resources, and lives'and during an era marked by climate disasters, warfare, industrial accidents, and threats of bioterrorism, the stakes are increasingly high. It is in this spirit that the original Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief was assembled, and the same holds true for this timely Second Edition. This practical resource boasts more than twice the number of entries as the first edition: definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms covering all phases of humanitarian aid, from planning and preparedness to rescue and recovery. Its contents have been field-tested across the emergency intervention community, and are as useful in communicating with the media and the public as with colleagues.This expanded edition of the Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief ably follows its predecessor as an authoritative resource for researchers and professionals in global health, health promotion, public health, public health policy, and disaster management.
Contents
Foreword by Halfdan Mahler -- History of this Book -- About the Author -- Introductory Note -- Some Press Comments on the First Edition -- Also by S. William A. Gunn -- Acknowledgements -- Part I Dictionary -- Part II Acronyms and Abbreviations.
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Disaster medicine

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[edited by] Gregory R. Ciottone ; associate editors, Paul D. Biddinger, Robert G. Darling, Saleh Fares ... [et al.]. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby , c2016.
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The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster me…
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Ciottone, Gregory R
Responsibility
[edited by] Gregory R. Ciottone ; associate editors, Paul D. Biddinger, Robert G. Darling, Saleh Fares ... [et al.]
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Ciottone’s disaster medicine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Mosby
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 1048 p.)
ISBN
9780323286657 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine
Disaster Planning
Disasters
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Radioactive Hazard Release - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Disaster medicine
Disaster Planning - methods
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Disasters
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Radioactive Hazard Release - prevention & control
Abstract
The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting.
Contents
Section 1: Introduction -- Section 2: Domestic and International Resources -- Section 3: Pre-Event Topics -- Section 4: Event Response Topics -- Section 5: Mechanical Operations in Disaster -- Section 6: Post-Event Topics -- Section 7: Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response -- Section 8: Operational Medicine -- Section 9: Natural Disasters -- Section 10: Nuclear/Radiation Events -- Section 11: Chemical Events -- Section 12: Biologic Events: Introduction -- Section 13: Events Resulting in Blast Injuries -- Section 14: Events Resulting in Burn Injuries -- Section 15: Events Resulting in Ballistic Injuries -- Section 16: Events Resulting in Structural Collapse/Crashing/Crushing -- Section 17: Other Events/Combination Events.
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Front Line Surgery : A Practical Approach

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Matthew J. Martin,, Alec C. Beekley,, Matthew J. Eckert, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The second edition of Front Line Surgery expands upon the success of the first edition, providing updated discussion of practical management of commonly encountered combat injuries.This edition reflects the cutting edge of combat casualty care, refined principles of surgical management of specific injury patterns, and incorporation of the spectrum of recent research advancements in trauma care. Each chapter continues to follow the same organization as the first edition. The "BLUF", or bottom li…
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Martin,, Matthew J
Beekley,, Alec C
Eckert, Matthew J
Responsibility
Matthew J. Martin,, Alec C. Beekley,, Matthew J. Eckert, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxvi, 909 pages) : 381 illus., 264 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319567808
9783319567792 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Military Medicine - methods
Military Personnel
Surgical Procedures, Operative - methods
Warfare
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Abstract
The second edition of Front Line Surgery expands upon the success of the first edition, providing updated discussion of practical management of commonly encountered combat injuries.This edition reflects the cutting edge of combat casualty care, refined principles of surgical management of specific injury patterns, and incorporation of the spectrum of recent research advancements in trauma care. Each chapter continues to follow the same organization as the first edition. The "BLUF", or bottom line up front, headlines each topic, providing the critical pearls for the reader, followed by a focused and straight forward discussion of management, pitfalls, and recommendations. In addition, select chapters conclude with a section discussing the application of this topic in civilian practice, as potentially encountered by the rural or humanitarian relief surgeon. Additional new topics include: REBOA and endovascular techniques for hemorrhage control, updates in transfusion and resuscitation practice, active shooter situations, rural trauma management in developed nations, advancements in prehospital care and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) course, and discussion of the newest generations of topical hemostatic agents and tourniquets. These additions serve to both enhance the breadth and depth of the material relevant to military surgeons, but should also further expand the applicability and interest in this work to all civilian trauma surgeons.
Contents
Part I: Before the Operating Room -- Tactical Combat Casualty Care -- Combat Triage and Mass Casualty Management -- Initial Management Priorities: Beyond ABCDE -- Damage Control Resuscitation -- To Operate or Image? (Pulling the Trigger) -- Ultrasound in Combat Trauma -- Part II: To the Operating Room -- The Bowel: Contamination, Colostomies, and Combat Surgery -- Liver and Spleen Injury Management in Combat -- Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries (Don't Mess with the...) -- Operative Management of Renal Injuries -- Major Abdominal Vascular Trauma -- To Close or Not to Close: Managing the Open Abdomen -- Dismounted Complex Blast Injury Management -- Thoracic Approaches and Incisions -- Lung Injuries in Combat -- Diagnosis and Management of Penetrating Cardiac Injury -- Thoracic Vascular Injuries: Operative Management in "Enemy" Territory -- Chest Wall and Diaphragm Injury -- Soft Tissue Wounds and Fasciotomies -- Extremity Fractures and the Mangled Extremity -- Traumatic Amputations -- Peripheral Vascular Injuries -- The Neck -- Genitourinary Injuries (Excluding Kidney) -- Neurosurgery for Dummies -- Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurocritical Care -- Spine Injuries -- Face and Head (Non-Ocular) Injury -- Managing Eye Trauma in the Combat Environment -- Burn Care in the Deployed Setting -- The Pediatric Patient in Wartime -- Part III: Postoperative Principles and Miscellaneous Topics -- The Combat Hospital ICU -- Postoperative Resuscitation -- TEG/ROTEM Driven Resuscitation in Trauma -- Monitoring -- Ventilator Management: A Practical Approach to Respiratory Failure in Combat -- Practical Approach to Combat-Related Infections and Antibiotics -- Patient Transfer, En-route Care, and Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) -- The Homefront: Role 4 and 5 Care -- Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events -- Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC): Principles and Practice -- Humanitarian and Local National Care -- Expectant and End of Life Care in a Combat Zone -- Trauma System Development and the Joint Trauma System -- The Next Generation of Hemorrhage Therapy -- Resident Readiness and Training the Surgeon for Battlefield Care -- The Deployed Advanced Care Provider -- Military Civilian Collaboration for National Preparedness During Peace and War -- Battlefield Resuscitation of the Future -- Non-Conventional Forward Surgical Elements -- Appendix A. Improvise, Adapt, Overcome: Field Expedient Methods in a Forward Environment -- Appendix B. Burn Charts and Orders -- Appendix C. Resources, References, and Readiness -- Appendix D. CBNRE Primer for Surgeons.
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Illustrated handbook of toxicology

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F.-X. Reichl and L. Ritter. --Stuttgart: Thieme , c2011.
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"The Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology is an impressive introduction to the complex field of toxicology. It also serves as a hands-on guide to various poison treatments and offers supplemental public health information. Each two-page unit features concise text on the left complemented by full-color illustrations on the opposing page. The expert author distinguishes harmful toxic substances and catalogues their specific effects on the human body, plants, animals, and the surrounding environmen…
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Reichl, Franz-Xaver
Other Authors
Ritter, Leonard
Responsibility
F.-X. Reichl and L. Ritter
Alternate Title
Toxicology
Place of Publication
Stuttgart
Publisher
Thieme
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 348 p., 150 leaves of plates)
ISBN
9783131269218
9783131495914 (eISBN)
Subjects (MeSH)
Toxicology - Handbooks
Poisons - Handbooks
Subjects (LCSH)
Toxicology - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Toxicology - Handbooks
Poisons - Handbooks
Specialty
Toxicology
Abstract
"The Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology is an impressive introduction to the complex field of toxicology. It also serves as a hands-on guide to various poison treatments and offers supplemental public health information. Each two-page unit features concise text on the left complemented by full-color illustrations on the opposing page. The expert author distinguishes harmful toxic substances and catalogues their specific effects on the human body, plants, animals, and the surrounding environment. The handbook also addresses cutting-edge topics, including biological warfare, modern toxicological methods, and threshold values.
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Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy

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Francisco López-Muñoz, Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Domenico de Berardis, Cecilio Álamo, Takahiro A. Kato, editors. --New Delhi: Springer India , c2016.
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This work is a guidebook for clinicians who are involved in treating depressive patients and also serves the research scientists who are working on the psychopharmacological mechanisms of antidepressant actions and psychopathological mechanisms underlying mood disorders. Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BPD) and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are the most disabling disorders that are among the most expensive of all medical illnesses. The pathophysiolo…
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López-Muñoz, Francisco
Srinivasan, Venkataramanujam
de Berardis, Domenico
Álamo, Cecilio
Kato, Takahiro A
Responsibility
Francisco López-Muñoz, Venkataramanujam Srinivasan, Domenico de Berardis, Cecilio Álamo, Takahiro A. Kato, editors
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 921 p. : 178 illus., 113 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788132228035
9788132228011 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Antidepressive Agents - therapeutic use
Depressive Disorder - drug therapy
Melatonin - therapeutic use
Neuroprotective Agents - therapeutic use
Abstract
This work is a guidebook for clinicians who are involved in treating depressive patients and also serves the research scientists who are working on the psychopharmacological mechanisms of antidepressant actions and psychopathological mechanisms underlying mood disorders. Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BPD) and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are the most disabling disorders that are among the most expensive of all medical illnesses. The pathophysiology of mood disorders is very complex and involves many mechanisms like circadian rhythm disruption, sleep abnormalities, melatonin rhythm abnormalities and alterations in melatonin receptor mechanisms, abnormalities in monoaminergic neurotransmitter mechanisms, glutamatergic release mechanisms, hippocampal neurogenesis, and abnormal immune and cytokine release mechanisms. Many antidepressants that are in clinical use today including the recently introduced novel agents like agomelatine or other antidepressants cause clinical remission by resynchronizing disrupted circadian rhythms and melatonin receptor functions, enhancing monoaminergic neurotransmission, promoting hippocampal neurogenesis, and regulating immune mechanisms. This book explains various etiological factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of mood disorders and the mechanisms of therapeutic actions of antidepressants including the recently introduced agomelatine and other antidepressants that exhibit rapid onset of action with greater efficacy and fewer side effects.
Contents
History of pineal gland as neuroendocrine organ and discovery of melatonin -- Bibliometric study of scientific research on melatonin during the last 25 years -- Neuroimaging of the pineal gland. Focus on Primary Insomnia -- Melatonin: Basic and clinical aspects -- Melatonin and melatonin receptors in neuroprotection -- Melatonin supplementation in neurodegenerative diseases: Current status -- Therapeutic potential of melatonin in combination with other drugs against neurodegeneration -- Melatonin, a neuroprotective agent: relevance for stress induced neuropsychiatric disorders -- Melatonin, sleep, circadian rhythm and mood disorders -- Melatonin induces antidepressant-like behavior by promotion of hippocampal neurogenesis -- Association between melatonin and neuroimmune diseases -- Melatonin in clinical states of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome -- Melatonin's beneficial effects in hepatic injury -- Melatonin as a novel therapeutic agent against chemical warfare agents -- New galenic formulations of melatonin -- Melatonergic drug ramelteon in neurotherapeutics -- Melatonergic antidepressant agomelatine and its efficacy in depressive disorders -- Agomelatine, melatonin and depression -- Neuropsychological models of depression -- Chronobiology of mood disorders -- Bipolar disorders and biological rhythm -- Circadian clock genes and mood disorders -- Understanding the biologically adaptive side of mood disorders: a focus on affective temperaments -- Sleep abnormalities as diagnostic tool for major depressive disorder -- Depression: Correlations with thyroid hormones in major depressive disorder -- History of the discovery of antidepressant drugs -- Neurocognitive deficit in bipolar disorders -- Combination strategies in treatment-resistant depression -- Antidepressant drugs in elderly -- Antidepressant efficacy of escitalopram in major depressive disorder -- Antidepressant medications and suicide risk: What was the impact of FDA warning? -- Neurobiology and pharmacological prevention of suicide in mood disorders -- Antidepressants and anticonvulsants as adjuvant analgesics in chronic pain -- Genetic polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 enzymes and antidepressants -- Pharmacogenomics of antidepressant drugs -- Antidepressants modulate microglia beyond the neurotransmitters doctrine of mood disorders -- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) - TrkB signaling in depression: Biomarker and novel therapeutic target -- Targeting opioid receptors for innovative antidepressant therapies: rediscovering the opioid cure -- Prolactin and somatostatin responses to antidepressant therapy -- The role of vasopressin in anxiety and depression -- Ketamine: the glutamatergic antidepressant and its efficacy -- Acetylcholinergic nicotinic receptors as pharmacological targets for cognitive enhancement: emerging evidence from psychosis populations.-The glutamate mGluR5 receptor as a pharmacological target to enhance cognitive function: emerging evidence from psychosis models -- Corticotropin-releasing factor receptors as a potential target in the developments of antidepressant drugs -- Nitric oxide signaling in depression and antidepressant action -- The role of arrestins in the neuroprotective aspects of antidepressant drugs -- Antidepressant drugs and phosphodiesterases -- Effect of methylphenidate and atomoxetine on development of the brain -- S-Adenosyl-L-methionine for major depressive disorder -- The role of antiepileptic drugs in bipolar depression -- Melatonin and other neuroprotective agents target molecular mechanisms of disease in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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Psychiatrists in Combat : Mental Health Clinicians' Experiences in the War Zone

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Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Christopher H. Warner, Robert N. McLay, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book tells the professional and personal experiences of American military psychiatrists and their colleagues in the longest conflict in American history. These highly trained men and women treat service members for the psychological consequences from their experiences in battle, including killing enemy combatants; seeing wounded and killed civilian casualties; losing their friends in combat; factoring in personal mental health needs, including psychiatric drug treatment; and potentially de…
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Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron
Warner, Christopher H
McLay, Robert N
Responsibility
Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Christopher H. Warner, Robert N. McLay, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 221 pages) : 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319441184
9783319441160 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Combat Disorders - psychology
Military Personnel - psychology
Military Psychiatry
Warfare
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book tells the professional and personal experiences of American military psychiatrists and their colleagues in the longest conflict in American history. These highly trained men and women treat service members for the psychological consequences from their experiences in battle, including killing enemy combatants; seeing wounded and killed civilian casualties; losing their friends in combat; factoring in personal mental health needs, including psychiatric drug treatment; and potentially dealing with their own physical injuries from being shot or blown up. The volume consists of 20 short first-person case studies from the mental health providers who have been risking their lives while treating patients in the battlefield since 9/11. Written by expert psychiatrists who have experienced these challenges directly, this texts offers both a clinical and personal account that is not found anywhere else. Topics include tips on providing psychotherapy in battle, evaluating and treating detainees in war prisons such as Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and the unique challenges of prescribing medication to patients who are also comrades in war. Psychiatrists in Combat is uniquely positioned to be a valuable resource for psychiatrists interested in trauma and veterans, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, military health personnel, and mental health professionals interested in military psychiatry.
Contents
1. The Road to Iraq -- 2. Farm Boy Turned Military Psychologist: A Summary of War Deployment Experiences, Struggles, and Coping -- 3. Someone Always Has It Worse: The Convoy to Balad -- 4. Psychiatrists in Combat: From the Deckplates to Division -- 5. Occupational Therapists Share Deployment Experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan -- 6. The Most Efficient Marine -- 7. The Purposeful Doctor -- 8. The Iraqi Heart of Darkness: A Visit to Abu Ghraib -- 9. The Two Sides of Modern Day American Combat: From Camp Austerity to Camp Chocolate Cake -- 10. Zero To Sixty: From Residency to the War Zone -- 11. Research at the Tip of the Spear -- 12. From Battalion Surgeon to Combat Psychiatrist: Three Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan -- 13. "Oh, The Things You Can Find" -- 14. Chronicles from the Cradle of Civilization -- 15. To Squander the Fighting Strength? Personal Experiences with Preventive Psychiatry and the Dilemma of Wartime Public Mental Health -- 16. Learning to Scale the Wall -- 17. Shrink in the Making: Learning to Become a Psychiatrist From the War Wounded -- 18. After the Smoke Clears -- 19. The French Fourragère: Gore and Lore -- 20. Leaving Our Mark -- 21. Last of the OSCAR Psychologists in Afghanistan: An Expeditionary Model of Care -- 22. Out of Residency and into the Field: Reflections of a Junior Psychoanalytic Psychiatrist on a Iraq Deployment.
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Skin Decontamination : A Comprehensive Clinical Research Guide

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Hanjiang Zhu, Howard I. Maibach, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The skin is the first line of defense against chemical warfare agents including nerve agents and toxic industrial chemicals, providing a possible barrier or delay to systemic distribution. However, some chemicals act directly on the skin including vesicants sulfur mustard and corrosive compounds such as strong acids or bases, and do not have to gain access to systemic circulation to cause extensive skin damage. Early and rapid skin decontamination is extremely important following exposure to ch…
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Zhu, Hanjiang
Maibach, Howard I.
Responsibility
Hanjiang Zhu, Howard I. Maibach, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 280 p.) : 56 illus., 45 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030240097
9783030240080 (Print ed.)
9783030240103 (Print ed.)
9783030240110 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Decontamination
Environmental Exposure - prevention & control
Skin
Specialty
Dermatology
Environmental Health
Toxicology
Abstract
The skin is the first line of defense against chemical warfare agents including nerve agents and toxic industrial chemicals, providing a possible barrier or delay to systemic distribution. However, some chemicals act directly on the skin including vesicants sulfur mustard and corrosive compounds such as strong acids or bases, and do not have to gain access to systemic circulation to cause extensive skin damage. Early and rapid skin decontamination is extremely important following exposure to chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals because it decreases serious skin damage to the patient and, potentially, their doctor. This multi-authored international text pulls together a century of decontamination research and helps the reader expedite solutions that will decrease morbidity and mortality. Complete with dozens of high quality photographs and illustrations, Skin Decontamination aids industrial hygiene, dermatology, occupational physicians and those involved in the public health arena.
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1. Isolated Human and Animal Stratum Corneum As a Partial Model for the 15 Steps of Percutaneous Absorption: Emphasizing Decontamination, Part I -- 2. Isolated Human And Animal Stratum Corneum As A Partial Model For The 15 Steps Of Percutaneous Absorption: Emphasizing Decontamination, Part II -- 3. Recent Knowledge: Human/Animal Skin Decontamination -- 4. The Decontamination of Chemically Contaminated Remains -- 5. Effectiveness of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Skin Decontaminants: Towards Tests Standardization -- 6. Effects of Soap-Water Wash on Human Epidermal Penetration -- 7. Fuller's Earth: Old and Faithful Skin Decontaminant Against Toxic Agents -- 8. Comparison of Four Different Fuller’s Earth Formulations in Skin Decontamination -- 9. The Mass Decontamination Paradigm: Response Relating to Gas Phase Exposures and Skin Decontamination -- 10. Binding Affinity and Decontamination of Dermal Decontamination Gel (DDGel) to Model Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) Simulants -- 11. Dermostyx (IB1): High-efficacy and Safe Topical Skin Protectant Against Percutaneous Toxic Agents -- 12. Understanding the Impact of Responder Management Strategies on Public Experiences and Behaviour During Mass Decontamination -- Appendix: Skin, Hair, and Nail: Abbreviated Decontamination Bibliography.
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Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations

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Col. Robert B. Lim, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The lessons from this book help surgeons prepare for emergency events that require disaster preparedness usually handled by the United States military, including chemical attacks and massive casualty events. Written by experts in the field perspectives that come from various combat zones and disaster sites, this book highlights the pitfalls to avoid, the organization that is essential for success, and the tips to help perform surgery in the most austere conditions. The book will address situati…
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Lim, Robert B.
Responsibility
Col. Robert B. Lim, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 228 p. : 102 illus., 78 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319237183
9783319237176 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Medicine
Emergency Treatment
Military Medicine - methods
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Terrorism
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Abstract
The lessons from this book help surgeons prepare for emergency events that require disaster preparedness usually handled by the United States military, including chemical attacks and massive casualty events. Written by experts in the field perspectives that come from various combat zones and disaster sites, this book highlights the pitfalls to avoid, the organization that is essential for success, and the tips to help perform surgery in the most austere conditions. The book will address situations where surgeons may have to operate on wanted criminals, operate wearing chemical protective equipment, operate in a collapsed building, or even remove an unexploded device. The book includes cases from the battlefield that are designed to guide surgeons facing these scenarios in the civilian world. There are also chapters detailing the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing, airline disasters, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Unlike any other current text, Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations is an excellent resource for all surgeons who might be faced with these events.
Contents
1. Disaster Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 -- 2. Disaster Preparedness and Response -- 3. Trauma Surgery in an Austere Environment: Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Unusual Situations -- 4. Difficult Triage Decisions in the Combat or Austere Environment -- 5. Removal of Unexploded Ordinance -- 6. Hostage Rescue Surgery -- 7. Awake Tracheostomy in an Austere Setting -- 8. Pediatric Emergencies in the Combat or Austere Environment: As Easy as A, B, C! -- 9. The Oklahoma City Bombing -- 10. The Experience of Disaster Response in Sri Lanka: From Reaction to Planning the Future -- 11. A Surgical Response to the Haiti Earthquake 2010 -- 12. Surgery on Public Enemy #1 -- 13. Lessons Learned in Combat Burn Care -- 14. Operating in a Tent -- 15. Dismounted Complex Blast Injuries -- 16. Surgery Under Fire -- 17. Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing -- 18. Chemical Warfare: A Brief History and Summary of Current Threats and Initial Management -- 19. Providing Surgical Training and Assistance in a Developing Country During Military Assistance -- 20. Use What You’ve Got: Resource Utilization in a Mass Casualty in Afghanistan.
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Trauma Team Dynamics : A Trauma Crisis Resource Management Manual

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Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Bui…
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Gillman, Lawrence M.
Widder, Sandy
Blaivas MD, Michael
Karakitsos, Dimitrios
Responsibility
Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 329 p. : 55 illus., 37 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319165868
9783319165851 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Traumatology - methods
Abstract
This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Building on the revolutionary American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, Trauma Team Dynamics illustrates the integration of the principles of CRM to team dynamics throughout the resuscitation: from the scene, through pre-hospital care and transport, to the trauma bay, and finally to definitive care and beyond. The editors and contributors are international experts in trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, and pre-hospital care and include NASA- and United States military-affiliated experts. Trauma Team Dynamics is intended for use as both a day-to-day clinical resource and a reference text, and includes self-assessment questions as well as guidance on CRM curriculum design and implementation.
Contents
Part I. Trauma Team Preparation -- 1. The Genesis of Crew Resource Management: The NASA Experience -- 2. Crisis Resource Management Training in Trauma -- 3. Leadership Theories, Skills and Application -- 4. Teamwork and Communication in Trauma -- 5. Situational Awareness and Human Performance in Trauma -- Part II. Trauma Team Design -- 6. Paramedical and Non-medical Personnel -- 7. Transport Medicine -- 8. Trauma Team Structure and Organization -- 9. Interprofessional Trauma Team Roles -- 10. The Trauma Bay Environment -- 11. Quality Improvement and Trauma Quality Indicators -- 12. Putting it all Together: Quality Control in Trauma Team Training -- Part III. Trauma Resuscitation -- 13. Trauma Resuscitation -- 14. Damage Control Resuscitation -- 15. Damage Control: From Principles to Practice -- 16. Trauma Team Decision Making -- 17. Emergency Critical Care Procedures -- Part IV. Specialized Trauma Populations -- 18. Trauma in the Pediatric Patient -- 19. Trauma in Pregnancy -- 20. Medical Comorbidities and Trauma -- Part V. Emergency Ultrasound and Trauma Imaging -- 21. Basic Trauma Ultrasound -- 22. Trauma Ultrasound: Beyond the FAST Examination -- 23. Telemedicine and Future Innovations -- 24. Imaging in the Stable Trauma Patient -- Part VI. Tactical Emergency and Disaster Medicine -- 25. Disaster Medicine -- 26. The Multi-Casualty Trauma -- 27. Critical Incident Team Dynamics and Logistics -- 28. Terrorism and Urban Trauma -- 29. Tactical Emergency Medicine, Procedures and Point-of-Care Evaluation in Austere Environments -- 30. Trauma in Austere Environments -- Cold Injury and Hypothermia -- 31. War Zones and Biologic Warfare -- 32. Nuclear Injuries -- 33. Trauma and Surgical Capabilities for Space Exploration -- Part VII. Trauma Team Education -- 34. Designing a Simulation Curriculum -- 35. Designing Multidisciplinary Simulations -- 36. Constructive Debriefing for Trauma Team Education -- 37. Program Evaluation and Assessment of Learning -- 38. Teaching Technical and Procedural Skills -- 39. Multiple Choice Review Questions.
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Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery : Ethical Issues, Interventions, and Innovations

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Mark Siegler, Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This unique and innovative title offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection of ethics, violence, trauma, and trauma surgery. Underscoring that the causes of violence include a wide range of socioeconomic factors, including poverty and the lack of economic opportunity, and that violence often occurs in impoverished and underserved communities, various authors from a wide range of disciplines outline how intentional violence toward another person is multidimensional and complex. Many …
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Siegler, Mark
Rogers Jr., Selwyn O.
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Mark Siegler, Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 298 p.) : 45 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030312466
9783030312459 (Print ed.)
9783030312473 (Print ed.)
9783030312480 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine - ethics
Sociology, Medical
Traumatology - ethics
Violence - prevention & control
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Ethics
Traumatology
Abstract
This unique and innovative title offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection of ethics, violence, trauma, and trauma surgery. Underscoring that the causes of violence include a wide range of socioeconomic factors, including poverty and the lack of economic opportunity, and that violence often occurs in impoverished and underserved communities, various authors from a wide range of disciplines outline how intentional violence toward another person is multidimensional and complex. Many of the authors use Chicago as a framework for their chapter discussion, but there are similarities in many urban settings throughout the United States and abroad. Part I of the book, Ethical Issues Related to Violence, includes seven chapters that examine ethical issues related to violence. Each of these chapters discusses a different but intersecting aspect of how violence challenges ethical standards in medicine and health. Part II, Ethical Issues Related to Trauma and Trauma Surgery, offers eight chapters that address various aspects of ethical issues related to trauma and trauma surgery. Part III, Additional Concerns Relating to Violence and Trauma, describe a series of issues relating to violence and trauma, including surgical procedures, psychological distress, and geographic disparities in access to trauma care. Developed by nationally renowned thought leaders in the field, Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery is a major and novel contribution to the clinical literature and will be of great interest to all physicians, clinicians, researchers, social scientists, students, policymakers, hospital administrators and community leaders concerned with understanding and improving outcomes relating to violence, trauma, and trauma surgery.
Contents
Part I. Ethical Issues Related to Violence -- 1. Hospital-based Interventions to Reduce Violence and Recidivism: Wraparound Programs -- 2. The Urban Resilience Network: “TURN” to Faith Leaders and the Faith Community to Address Violence and Trauma -- 3. A Violent Thread: How Violence Cuts Across the Generations on Chicago’s South Side -- 4. Engaging People in Behavioral Crisis -- 5. Violence Is a Contagious Disease: Theory and Practice in the U.S. and Abroad -- 6. Workplace Violence in Trauma Care -- Part II. Ethical Issues Related to Trauma and Trauma Surgery -- 7. Geographic Information Systems in Trauma Research -- 8. Palliative Care in Trauma: Violence and the Ethic of Care -- 9. Geriatric Trauma Care -- 10. Primum Non Nocere: When Is It Our Moral Duty to Do More for Our Trauma Patients in Need? -- 11. Girls and Trauma: Performing Socio-Surgery through a Gender Responsive Lens -- 12. An Internist’s View of Trauma Units: From Ancient Warfare to Modern Assistive Technology -- 13. Empowerment: The Ethical Dilemma -- 14. The Future of Injury Control Is Precise: Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery -- 15. Ethical Issues in Neurotrauma -- Part III. Additional Ethical Concerns Relating to Violence and Trauma -- 16. The Evolution of Transfusion Therapy in Trauma -- 17. Diagnosis and Management of Penetrating Thoracic Vascular Injury -- 18. Healing Hurt People – Chicago: Supporting Trauma Recovery in Patients Injured by Violence -- 19. Clinician Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on Trauma Patients -- 20. The Creation and Evolution of Acute Care Surgery -- 21. Trauma Care for Justice-Involved Persons.
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