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Eye, The : window to the world

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Author, Lael Wertenbaker. --New York, NY: Torstar Books , 1984.
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WW 101 M29 1984
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Call Number
WW 101 M29 1984
Author
Wertenbaker, Lael
Responsibility
Author, Lael Wertenbaker
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Torstar Books
Date of Publication
1984
Physical Description
159 p. : ill.
Series Title
The Human body
ISBN
920269230
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye
Vision
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Book
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IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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2 weeks
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Eye movements : a window on mind and brain

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van Gompel, Roger. --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier , 2007.
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van Gompel, Roger
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European Conference on Eye Movements (12th : 2003 : University of Dundee)
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
720 p.
ISBN
9780080474915
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Movements - Congresses
Contents
Ch. 1 Eye moment research: an overview of current and past developments / R.P.G. Van Gompel, M.H. Fischer, W.S. Murray, R.L. Hill -- Ch. 2 Scanning the seen: vision and the origins of eye-movement research / N.J. Wade -- Ch. 3 Eye movement research in the 1950s / G. Westheimer -- Ch. 4 Fixation strategies during active behaviour / M.F. Land -- Ch. 5 Using eye movements to probe development and dysfunction / D.P. Munoz, I. Armstrong, B. Coe -- Ch. 6 Anti-saccade task performance is dependent upon bold activation prior to stimulus presentation: an fMRI study in human subjects / K.A. Ford, M.R.G. Brown, S. Everling -- Ch. 7 Commutative eye rotations in congenital nystagmus / L.J. Bour, J.N. Van Der Meer, A.M. Van Mourik -- Ch. 8 Transsaccadic recognition in scene exploration / P. De Graef -- Ch. 9 How postsaccadic visual structure affects the detection of intrasaccadic target displacements / C. Koch, H. Deubel -- Ch. 10 Transsaccadic memory: building a stable world from glance to glance / D. Melcher, C. Morrone -- Ch. 11 Models of oculomotor control in reading / R. Radach, R. Reilly, A. Inhoff -- Ch. 12 Modeling the effects of lexical ambiguity on eye movements during reading / E.D. Reichle, A. Pollatsek, K. Rayner -- Ch. 13 Dynamic coding of saccade length in reading / S. Yang, F. Vitu -- Ch. 14 An iterative algorithm for the estimation of mislocated fixations during reading / R. Engbert, A. Nuthmann, R. Kliegl -- Ch. 15 Eye movements in reading words and sentences / C. Clifton Jr, A. Staub, K. Rayner -- Ch. 16 The influence of semantic transparency on eye movements during English compound word recognition / B.J. Juhasz -- Ch. 17 The interplay between parafoveal preview and morphological processing in reading / R. Bertram, J. Hyönä -- Ch. 18 Foveal load and parafoveal processing: the case of word skipping / S. J. White -- Ch. 19 Flexibility of letter coding: nonadjacent letter transposition effects in the parafovea / R.L. Johnson -- Ch. 20 Eye movements and spoken language processing / M.K. Tanenhaus -- Ch. 21 Influence of visual processing on phonetically driven saccades in the "visual world" paradigm / D. Dahan, M.K. Tanenhaus, A. P. Salverda -- Ch. 22 Processing of filled pause disfluencies in the visual world / K.G.D. Bailey, F. Ferreira -- Ch. 23 Speech-to-gaze alignment in anticipation errors / L.R. Wheeldon, A.S. Meyer, F. Van Der Meulen -- Ch. 24 Comparing the time course of processing initially ambiguous and unambiguous German SVO/OVS sentences in depicted events / P. Knoeferle -- Ch. 25 Visual salience does not account for eye movements during visual search in real-world scenes / J.M. Henderson, J.R. Brockmole, M.S. Castelhano, M. Mack -- Ch. 26 Congruency, saliency and gist in the inspection of objects in natural scenes / G. Underwood, L. Humphreys, E. Cross -- Ch. 27 Saccadic search: on the duration of a fixation / I.T.C. Hooge, B.N.S. Vlaskamp, E.A.B. Over -- Ch. 28 Effects of context and instruction on the guidance of eye movements during a conjunctive visual search task / J. Shen, A. Elahipanah, E. M. Reingold -- Ch. 29 Absence of scene context effects in object detection and eye gaze capture / L. Gareze, J.M. Findlay -- Ch. 30 Learning where to look / t M.M. Hayhoe, D. Droll, N. Mennie -- Ch. 31 Oculomotor behavior in natural and man-made environments / J.B. Pelz, C. Rothkopf -- Ch. 32 Gaze fixation patterns during goal-directed locomotion while navigating around obstacles and a new route-selection model / A.E. Patla, S.S. Tomescu, M. Grieg, A. Novak -- Ch. 33 Don't look now: the magic of misdirection / B.W. Tatler, G. Kuhn.
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Urolithiasis : Basic Science and Clinical Practice

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Jamsheer J. Talati ... [et al.], editors. --London: Springer , c2012.
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Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is a comprehensive text that assists urologists in defining the best choice of treatment for each case through a balanced presentation of underlying science, diagnostic methods and practical tips, with additional discussions on educational issues, costs and management of resources. This user-friendly practical resource is replete with full-color illustrations and radiographs, covering all aspects of stone disease, and offering perspectives from…
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Talati, Jamsheer J
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Jamsheer J. Talati ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xl, 982 p. : 365 ill., 242 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447143871
Subjects (MeSH)
Urolithiasis
Urinary Calculi - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Urology
Abstract
Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is a comprehensive text that assists urologists in defining the best choice of treatment for each case through a balanced presentation of underlying science, diagnostic methods and practical tips, with additional discussions on educational issues, costs and management of resources. This user-friendly practical resource is replete with full-color illustrations and radiographs, covering all aspects of stone disease, and offering perspectives from Europe, the Americas, China, South Asia, Africa, and Australia. Topics include the biochemical and physiological basis of stone formation, treatment options, complications, assessment of techniques and technologies available, and guidelines on the prevention of stone recurrence. Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is the definitive text on stone disease and is a must read for young consultants starting a new practice, and urologists in residence and training.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology -- 1. Epidemiology of Kidney Stones in the European Union -- 2. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in North America -- 3. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Pakistan -- 4. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Northern India -- 5. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Kerala, South India -- 6. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in China -- 7. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in South America -- 8. Epidemiology: South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa -- 9. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Australia -- 10. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Saudi Arabia with an Overview of the Regional Differences -- 11. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in Iran -- 12. Epidemiology of Stone Disease Over a 40-Year Period in Japan -- 13. Epidemiology of Stone Disease in the Russian Federation and Post-Soviet Era -- 14. Renal Stone Disease in Different Racial Groups -- Part II. Etiology -- 15. Stone Composition and Morphology: A Window on Etiology -- 16. The Genetics of Kidney Stones -- 17. Familial Clustering of Stone Disease -- 18. Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis: Basic and Clinical Aspects -- 19. Oxalate and Urolithiasis -- 20. Anti-Inflammatory Proteins in Kidney Stone Matrix -- 21. Physiology of Renal Handling of Citrate -- 22. Urinary Citrate and Stone Disease -- 23. Renal Tubular Acidosis and Stone Formation -- 24. Nephrolithiasis and its Interrelationship with Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Calcium -- 25. Current Understanding of the Role of Randall's Plaque -- 26. Melamine-Associated Urinary Stone -- 27. Trace Elements in Urolithiasis -- 28. Infection Stones -- 29. Epidemiological and Etiological Considerations -- Part III. Diagnosis -- 30. Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Stones: An Overview -- 31. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Stone Disease in Emergency Settings -- 32. The Utilization of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Urolithiasis -- 33. The Role of Radiological Imaging -- 34. Radiation Exposure in Uroradiology -- 35. The Use of Low Dose CT Scanning -- 36. The Physics of Ultrasound and X-rays: A Primer for Urologists -- Part IV. Technology and Innovation -- 37. The Stone Surgeon/Lithotomists' Armamentarium: Today and Tomorrow -- 38. Physics and Technique of Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) -- 39. Laser Lithotripsy Physics -- 40. Bioeffects of Shock Wave Lithotripsy -- 41. History and Development of the Ureteroscope: What Does the Future Hold? -- 42. The Operating Room Technicians' and Nurses' Roles in Urologic Surgery -- 43. Innovation in Stone Disease -- Part V. Management Strategies -- 44. The Management of a Patient with an Acute Stone Problem -- 45. Open Surgery: Current Status and Techniques -- 46. Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Present Indications and Future Prospects -- 47. What You Should Know about Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and How You Can Improve Your Performance -- 48. Examples of Clinical Problems that Might Be Encountered in Patients Treated with Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy -- 49. SWL of Renal and Ureteral Stones: The Chinese Experience -- 50. Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS) -- 51. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) -- 52. Tubeless Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy -- 53. Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: The Chinese Approach -- 54. Percutaneous Nephrostomy, Antegrade Stent Placement, and Radiological Control of Post- PCNL Bleeding -- 55. Management Strategies for Staghorn Stones -- 56. Ureteral Stone Management: An Overview -- 57. Ureteroscopy for Ureteric Stones -- 58. Tricks for Successful Ureteroscopy -- 59. Lasers in Stone Disease -- 60. Ureteric Stents: Their Use and Abuse -- 61. Ureteric Stenting: Tips and Tricks -- 62. Transperitoneal Laparoscopic and Retroperitoneoscopic Stone Treatment -- 63. Role of Robotic-Assisted Surgery in the Management of Urolithiasis -- 64. Management of Urinary Bladder Calculi -- 65. Current Status of Medical Expulsion Therapy for Urinary Calculi -- 66. Dissolution of Stones by Oral and Irrigative Therapy -- 67. Traditional Chinese Medicine for Treatment of Urinary Stones -- 68. Patient Safety and the Importance of Informed Consent -- 69. Anesthesia and Pain Relief for Procedures Performed to Manage Urolithiasis -- Part VI. Management of Stones under Special Circumstances -- 70. Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Endourological Intervention, and Hemostatic Defects -- 71. Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices -- 72. Stone Disease in Pregnancy -- 73. Minimally Invasive Treatment of Calculi in Renal Anomalies -- 74. Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease -- 75. Calculus Renal Failure in Pakistan -- 76. Urolithiasis in Renal Transplant Donors and Recipients -- 77. Primary Hyperoxaluria: The Role and Timing of Liver and Kidney Transplantation -- Part VII. Pediatric Urolithiasis -- 78. Metabolic Stone Disease in Children -- 79. Pediatric Urinary Stone Disease in China -- 80. Patient Evaluation and Comparison of Stone-Removing Strategies in Pediatric Patients with Urinary Tract Stones -- 81. Pediatric Vesicle Stone -- 82. Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stone in Children -- 83. Endourological Approaches to Renal and Ureteric Calculi in Children -- Part VIII. Prevention of Recurrence -- 84. Biochemical Risk Evaluation in Patients with Urolithiasis -- 85. Application of Physical Methods to Kidney Stones and Randall's Plaque Characterization -- 86. General and Specific Dietary Advice for the Prevention of Stone Recurrence -- 87. Overview of Stone Prevention Strategies in China -- 88. Management of Hypercalciuria and Oxalates in the Prevention of Stone Recurrence -- 89. Citrate Therapy for Calcium and Uric Acid Stones -- 90. The Importance of Water and Other Fluids in the Prevention of Stone Recurrence -- 91. Orthophospates -- 92. Management of Cystinuria -- 93. The Detection and Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with Urolithiasis -- 94. Normocalcemic Hyperparathyroidism: An Illustrative Case Scenario -- 95. How to Perform a Successful Exploration of the Neck for Primary Hyperparathyroidism -- Part IX. Education, Training, Assessment, and Development -- 96. Professional Development and Competence of Physicians -- 97. Assessment in Post-Graduate Training -- 98. Assessment of Competence -- 99. Modern Concepts on Cognito-Psychomotor Skill Development -- 100. Integration of Competences -- 101. Education and Training of an Academic Urologic Surgeon -- 102. Advanced Training of a Practicing Urologist in Stone Disease Management -- 103. Across Semantic Turfs: The Need for Broader Education -- 104. Stimulating Research and Innovation in Residents -- Part X. Equitable Management of Stone Disease -- 105. Bringing Sophisticated High Technological Surgical Care to the Rural Masses: What Is India Doing? -- 106. Bringing Highly Technological Urolithiasis Care to a Billion People: What Is China Doing? -- 107. Lithotriptor Sharing -- 108. Choosing and Purchasing Expensive Medical Equipment: A Hospital Perspective -- 109. Comparative Costs of Various Treatment Strategies and Preventive Measures -- 110. Financial Options for Purchase, Lease, and Hire of Lithotriptors -- 111. The Engagement of Philanthropy -- 112. The Impact on Health Care of the Recent Global Epidemiological Trends in Urolithiasis -- 113. Societal Changes and the Etiology of Stone Disease -- Part XI. Case Scenarios -- 114. Case Scenarios and Interesting Images in Urolithiasis -- Part XII. Epilogue.
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Physicians' Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities

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Richard D. Urman, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse: Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care; Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine; Provide leadership in healthcare; Strengthen ties between a clinic and the community; Broaden one's experience as a medical student; As a journalist or writer, open a window onto medicine for non-experts. Some physicians will pursue another deg…
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Urman, Richard D
Ehrenfeld, Jesse M
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Richard D. Urman, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 385 p. : 71 ill., 57 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461405511
Subjects (MeSH)
Career Choice
Vocational Guidance
Subjects (LCSH)
Practice of medicine
Abstract
Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse: Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care; Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine; Provide leadership in healthcare; Strengthen ties between a clinic and the community; Broaden one's experience as a medical student; As a journalist or writer, open a window onto medicine for non-experts. Some physicians will pursue another degree, while others may not, in anticipation of moving into public service, business, education, law, or organized medicine. Their common ground is the desire to enhance their professional fulfillment. Drs. Urman and Ehrenfeld's book features individual chapters on the wide array of non-traditional careers for physicians, each one written by an outstanding leader in medicine who him- or herself has successfully forged a unique career path. A final chapter brings together fascinating brief profiles "case studies" of physicians who have distinguished themselves professionally outside of traditional settings. Suitable for readers at any point in their medical career–practitioners, fellows, residents, and medical students–who want to explore possibilities beyond traditional medical practice, the book also sets out common-sense advice on topics such as work-life balance, mentorship, and the relationship between personality and job satisfaction.
Contents
Part I. How to Choose a Balanced Career Path -- Ch. 1. Changing Landscape of Career Opportunities in Medicine in the 21st Century: A Brave New World -- Ch. 2. Personality Type and Job Satisfaction -- Ch. 3. Career Decision Making in Medicine: Practical Approaches -- Ch. 4. Work-Life Balance -- Ch. 5. Avoiding Physician Burnout -- Ch. 6. Combined Degree Opportunities -- Ch. 7. Finding Fulfillment Outside of Medicine -- Part II. Business, Consulting, and Industry -- Ch. 8. Managerial Development -- Ch. 9. The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry -- Ch. 10. Healthcare Consulting -- Ch. 11. Physicians in Management -- Ch. 12. Physicians and Entrepreneurship -- Part III. Medicine at the Macro Level: Public Health, Global Health, and Public Policy -- Ch. 13. Public Health -- Ch. 14. Public Policy and Public Administration -- Ch. 15. Global Health -- Part IV. Academia -- Ch. 16. Careers in Academic Research -- Ch. 17. Careers in Medical Education -- Ch. 18. Medical School Deans and Other Senior Administrative Officers -- Part V. Law, Advocacy, and Public Service -- Ch. 19. Legal Careers in Medicine -- Ch. 20. Additional Opportunities in the Legal Field and Applying to Law School -- Ch. 21. Politics and Legislative Advocacy -- Ch. 22. Organized Medicine -- Ch. 23. Physician Opportunities in the United States Uniformed/Military Services -- Part VI. Social Sciences, Journalism, Architecture, and the Arts -- Ch. 24. MD-PhD in the Social Sciences -- Ch. 25. Journalism, Publishing and Writing -- Ch. 26. A Different Angle: Physician and Architect -- Ch. 27. Enriching Your Career through the Arts -- Part VII. Patient Safety, Ethics, and Additional Career Pathways -- Ch. 28. Patient Safety -- Ch. 29. Bioethics -- Ch. 30. Spirituality and Medicine -- Ch. 31. Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- Ch. 32. Volunteering in Your Community: Think Globally, Act Locally -- Part VIII. Real-life Stories -- Ch. 33. Leaders in the Successful Pursuit of Non-Traditional Careers in Medicine.
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Endocrine Disruptors and Puberty

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Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Andrea C. Gore, editors. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Endocrine disruption represents one of the most controversial environmental issues of our time. Mounting evidence stemming from more than 10 years of experimental, epidemiological and clinical studies has transformed the once generally discounted subject of endocrine disruptors into an issue of tremendous concern not only within the scientific community but among society as a whole.Following initial evidence from basic research, endocrine disruption in humans has now emerged as a major medical …
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Gore, Andrea C
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Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Andrea C. Gore, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 378 p. : 18 ill., 11 ill. in color)
Series Title
Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9781607615613
Subjects (MeSH)
Endocrine Disruptors - adverse effects
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Environmental Pollutants - adverse effects
Puberty - drug effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Toxicology
Endocrinology 
Abstract
Endocrine disruption represents one of the most controversial environmental issues of our time. Mounting evidence stemming from more than 10 years of experimental, epidemiological and clinical studies has transformed the once generally discounted subject of endocrine disruptors into an issue of tremendous concern not only within the scientific community but among society as a whole.Following initial evidence from basic research, endocrine disruption in humans has now emerged as a major medical challenge. In this respect, puberty, a crucial developmental stage, has been definitively identified as a key window of vulnerability with regard to endocrine disruptors. Written by leading authorities in the field, Endocrine Disruptors and Puberty offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of this fascinating and rapidly growing problem. An indispensable resource for all clinicians and scientists interested in this challenging endocrinologic topic, Endocrine Disruptors and Puberty is a timely contribution that will help navigate a path toward understanding the problem and developing solutions.
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Introduction to endocrine disruptors and puberty -- In utero exposure to environmental chemicals: Lessons from maternal cigarette smoking and its effects on gonad development and puberty -- Reproductive neuroendocrine targets of developmental exposure to endocrine disruptors -- Endocrine disruptors and puberty disorders from mice to men (and women) -- Thyroid hormone regulation of mammalian reproductive development and the potential impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals -- Developmental exposure to endocrine disruptors and ovarian function -- Developmental exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors and adverse effects on mammary gland development -- Developmental exposure to endocrine disruptors and male urogenital tract malformations -- EDC exposures and the development of reproductive and non-reproductive behaviors -- Adipocytes as target cells for endocrine disruption -- Altered glucose homeostasis resulting from developmental exposures to endocrine disruptors -- Developmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals: Is there a connection with birth and childhood weights? -- The impact of endocrine disruptors on female pubertal timing -- The influence of endocrine disruptors on male pubertal timing -- Secular trends in pubertal timing: a role for environmental chemical exposure?
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Thoracoscopy for Pulmonologists : A Didactic Approach

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Philippe Astoul, GianFranco Tassi, Jean-Marie Tschopp, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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The incidence of pleural disease is increasing, and it is now accepted that best practice requires the incorporation of thoracoscopy into the work-up. However, surgeons cannot meet the rising demand for thoracoscopy by means of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and waiting lists for endoscopic pleural procedures are consequently lengthening. Against this background, there is an increasing need for medical thoracoscopy performed by pulmonologists, which may be video assisted and has t…
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Astoul, Philippe
Tassi, GianFranco
Tschopp, Jean-Marie
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Philippe Astoul, GianFranco Tassi, Jean-Marie Tschopp, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 266 p. : 172 illus., 145 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642383519
9783642383502 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Pleural Diseases - surgery
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Thoracoscopy - methods
Abstract
The incidence of pleural disease is increasing, and it is now accepted that best practice requires the incorporation of thoracoscopy into the work-up. However, surgeons cannot meet the rising demand for thoracoscopy by means of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and waiting lists for endoscopic pleural procedures are consequently lengthening. Against this background, there is an increasing need for medical thoracoscopy performed by pulmonologists, which may be video assisted and has the advantage of being very cost-effective. This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to thoracoscopy for pulmonologists that documents the considerable progress in endoscopic telescopes and instrumentation. Clear practical guidance is provided on technique, and diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional applications of thoracoscopy are all carefully examined with the aid of high-quality illustrations. Although medical thoracoscopy is much less invasive than VATS and thoracotomy, complications can occur in a small number of cases; these are discussed and advice on prevention is provided. The concluding section examines the future of the field, covering developments such as "mini" thoracoscopy, autofluorescence thoracoscopy, and flexi-rigid thoracoscopy.
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Part I. The Pleura and Thoracoscopy Technique -- 1. Introduction to the Pleura and Thoracoscopy Technique -- 2. Thoracoscopy: An Old Technique for a Modern Work-Up of the Pleural Cavity -- 3. Macroscopic Approach to the Pleural Cavity -- 4. Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Pleural Space -- 5. Ultrasound for Medical Thoracoscopy -- 6. Anaesthesiology for Thoracoscopy -- 7. Thoracoscopy: Equipment and Technique -- Part II. Thoracoscopy for the Beginners (‘The Green Zone’) -- 8. The Current Practice of Medical Thoracoscopy -- 9. Diagnostic Thoracoscopy: Malignant Pleural Effusion -- 10. Diagnostic Thoracoscopy: Atlas -- 11. Diagnostic Thoracoscopy: Nonmalignant Pleural Effusion -- 12. Management of Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Common Sense Should Prevail -- 13. Thoracoscopy for Spontaneous Pneumothorax -- 14. Management of Recurrent Pleurisies by Thoracoscopy -- Part III. Interventional Thoracoscopy (‘The Grey Zone’) -- 15. Advanced Application of Medical Thoracoscopy -- 16. Thoracoscopy for Parapneumonic Effusions and Empyema -- 17. Pulmonary Biopsies via Thoracoscopy -- Part IV. Advanced Thoracoscopy (‘The Red Zone’) -- 18. The Frontier of Medical Thoracoscopy -- 19. Sympatholysis via Thoracoscopy -- 20. Pericardial Window -- Part V. Complications of Thoracoscopy and Management -- 21. The Safety Profi le of Medical Thoracoscopy: Expert Advices and Recommendations -- 22. Complications of Thoracoscopy -- 23. Practical Advice to Prevent Complications -- Part VI. Future in the Field of Thoracoscopy -- 24. Future Developments in Medical Thoracoscopy -- 25. Minithoracoscopy -- 26. Autofluorescence and Thoracoscopy -- 27. Flexi-Rigid Thoracoscopy.
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High altitude : human adaptation to hypoxia

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Erik R. Swenson, Peter Bärtsch, editors. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Over the last decade the science and medicine of high altitude and hypoxia adaptation has seen great advances. High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia addresses the challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and the particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to high altitude. In-depth and comprehensive chapters cover both the basic science and the clinical consequences of exposure to high altitude. Genetic, cellular, organ and whole body system responses to high a…
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Swenson, Erik R
Bärtsch, Peter
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Erik R. Swenson, Peter Bärtsch, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 496 pages)
ISBN
9781461487722 (electronic bk.)
9781461487715
Subjects (MeSH)
Altitude
Anoxia
Oxygen - physiology
Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
Subjects (LCSH)
Adaptation (Physiology)
Altitude, Influence of
Anoxemia
Abstract
Over the last decade the science and medicine of high altitude and hypoxia adaptation has seen great advances. High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia addresses the challenges in dealing with the changes in human physiology and the particular medical conditions that arise from exposure to high altitude. In-depth and comprehensive chapters cover both the basic science and the clinical consequences of exposure to high altitude. Genetic, cellular, organ and whole body system responses to high altitudes are covered and chapters discuss these effects on a wide range of diseases. Expert authors provide insight into the care of patients with pre-existing medical conditions that fail in some cases to adapt as well as offer insights into how high altitude research can help critically ill patients. High Altitude: Human Adaptation to Hypoxia is an important new volume that offers a window into greater understanding and more successful treatment of hypoxic human diseases.
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1. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of O2 Sensing -- 2. Cellular and Molecular Defenses Against Hypoxia -- 3. Control of Breathing -- 4. Lung Function and Gas Exchange -- 5. Pulmonary Circulation -- 6. Cardiovascular System -- 7. Cerebral Circulation and Brain -- 8. Autonomic Nervous System -- 9. Skeletal Muscle Tissue Changes with Hypoxia -- 10. Blood and Haemostasis -- 11. Renal Function and Fluid Homeostasis -- 12. Endocrine Function -- 13. Gastrointestinal Function -- 14. Immune System -- 15. Nutrition and Metabolism -- 16. Exercise -- 17. Sleep -- 18. Reproduction and Growth -- 19. Human Evolution at High Altitude -- 20. Acute Mountain Sickness and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema -- 21. High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) -- 22. Chronic Mountain Sickness -- 23. High Altitude and Common Medical Conditions.
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Comprehensive approach to adult congenital heart disease

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Anita Sadeghpour, Majid Kyavar, Azin Alizadehasl, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This book presents unique cases of congenital heart disease (CHD) lesions, both corrected and non-corrected, and provides a thorough overview of the diagnostic tools available. It stresses the importance of taking an appropriate history and performing a suitable physical examination, and goes on to describe electrocardiography, chest X-ray, echocardiography, computed tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and catheterization to ensure the reader has the best possible guidance in…
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Sadeghpour, Anita
Kyavar, Majid
Alizadehasl, Azin
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Anita Sadeghpour, Majid Kyavar, Azin Alizadehasl, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 382 pages)
ISBN
9781447163831 (electronic bk.)
9781447163824
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Imaging Techniques
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Defects, Congenital
Subjects (LCSH)
Congenital heart disease - Diagnosis
Congenital heart disease - Treatment
Cardiology
Abstract
This book presents unique cases of congenital heart disease (CHD) lesions, both corrected and non-corrected, and provides a thorough overview of the diagnostic tools available. It stresses the importance of taking an appropriate history and performing a suitable physical examination, and goes on to describe electrocardiography, chest X-ray, echocardiography, computed tomography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and catheterization to ensure the reader has the best possible guidance in the diagnosis and management of adult CHD. Comprehensive Approach to Adult Congenital Heart Disease offers an extensive account of patients and their diagnostic and treatment modalities from first presentation to latest follow-up. Consequently, this invaluable resource provides a forum for all cardiologists, cardiology trainees and medical professionals seeking further opportunities to immerse themselves in the fascinating and ever-evolving field of adult CHD.
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Part I. Basic Principles and Practical Issues in Recognition and Evaluation of Congenital Heart Disease -- 1. Epidemiology, Definition, and Classification of Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 2. Embryology -- 3. Fetal Circulation -- 4. Normal Cardiac Anatomy -- 5. Abnormal Cardiac Anatomy -- 6. Cyanosis -- 7. Congestive Heart Failure in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- 8. Infective Endocarditis in Congenital Heart Disease -- 9. Chest Radiography in Congenital Heart Disease -- 10. Syndromic Congenital Heart Diseases -- 11. Basic Principles and Systemic Segmental Approach to Congenital Heart Disease in Echocardiography -- 12. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 13. Basic Principles in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Imaging with Comprehensive Evaluation of Adult Congenital Heart Disease by Computed Tomography Imaging -- 14. Electrocardiography and Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 15. Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Disease, Eisenmenger Syndrome -- 16. Cardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease -- 17. Anesthesia in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- 18. Surgical Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- Part II. Specific Cardiac Disease -- 19. Atrial Septal Defect -- 20. Partial Anomalous Pulmonary and Systemic Venous Connection (PAPVC) -- 21. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) -- 22. Isolated Ventricular Septal Defect -- 23. Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) -- 24. Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- 25. Truncus Arteriosus -- 26. The Ebstein Anomaly -- 27. Tricuspid Atresia -- 28. Tetralogy of Fallot -- 29. Double-Outlet Right Ventricle -- 30. Double-Inlet Ventricular and Univentricular Heart -- 31. Heterotaxy Syndrome -- 32. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- 33. Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries (d-TGA) and the Senning and Mustard Procedures -- 34. Fontan Operation -- 35. Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis -- 36. Subaortic Stenosis -- 37. Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis -- 38. Coarctation of the Aorta -- 39. Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm and Fistula -- 40. Congenital Mitral Stenosis -- 41. Congenital Mitral Regurgitation -- 42. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis -- 43. Dysplastic Pulmonary Valve Stenosis -- 44. Peripheral Pulmonary Artery Stenosis -- 45. Subpulmonary Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction and Double-Chambered Right Ventricle -- 46. Accessory Mitral Valve Tissue -- 47. Parachute Deformity of Tricuspid Valve -- 48. Pulmonary Vein Stenosis -- 49. Coronary Arteriovenous Fistula -- 50. Cor Triatriatum -- 51. Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations -- 52. Aortopulmonary Window -- 53. Crisscross Heart -- 54. Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) -- 55. Transcatheter Closure of the Atrial Septal Defect -- 56. Transcatheter Closure of the Ventricular Septal Defects -- 57. Indications of Surgery in Adult Congenial Heart Disease.
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Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Constantine Mavroudis, Carl Lewis Backer, editors. (1st ed.) --London: Springer , c2015.
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This atlas addresses the numerous changes and advances that have occurred in the field of congenital heart surgery over the last few years, resulting in improved techniques and new operations. The sheer number of new procedures and the required attendant technical skills to successfully complete an operation have become a challenge to master, especially for residents who are pursuing a career in congenital heart surgery. The atlas is organized generally by anomaly and the procedure pertaining t…
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Backer, Carl Lewis
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Constantine Mavroudis, Carl Lewis Backer, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 408 p. : 792 illus., 138 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447153191
9781447153184 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Surgical Procedures - methods
Heart Defects, Congenital - surgery
Abstract
This atlas addresses the numerous changes and advances that have occurred in the field of congenital heart surgery over the last few years, resulting in improved techniques and new operations. The sheer number of new procedures and the required attendant technical skills to successfully complete an operation have become a challenge to master, especially for residents who are pursuing a career in congenital heart surgery. The atlas is organized generally by anomaly and the procedure pertaining thereto. Two general sections involve cannulation techniques and palliative procedures. A special section depicts difficult problems in the form of clinical vignettes that may arise during cardiopulmonary bypass, such as decreased venous return, undiagnosed patent ductus arteriosus, and technical errors leading to hemodynamic complications. The Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is an educational and beautifully illustrated atlas of congenital heart surgery that explains and illustrates procedures that cover the breadth of congenital heart surgery, appealing to trainee and practicing pediatric cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and interventionalists, pediatricians, and pediatric critical care physicians alike.
Contents
Cannulation Techniques -- Palliation Techniques -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Vascular Rings, Tracheoplasty and Pulmonary Artery Sling -- Coarctation of the Aorta/ Interrupted Aortic Arch -- Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair, Type B -- Atrial Septal Defect, PAPVR, and Scimitar -- Ventricular Septal -- Atrioventricular Canal Defect -- Truncus Arteriosus -- Aortopulmonary Window -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Pulmonary Atresia with VSD -- Double Outlet Ventricles -- Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Bidirectional Glenn and Fontan Operations -- Fontan Revision and Arrhythmia Surgery -- Arrhythmia Surgery -- Ebstein's Anomaly -- Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction -- Norwood Operation -- Aortic-Left Ventricular Tunnel -- Mitral Valve Repairs -- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Repair -- Cor Triatriatum -- Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm -- Coronary Artery Anomalies -- Cardiac Transplantation -- Selected Complications.
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Erectile Dysfunction in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease : A Guide for Clinicians

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Margus Viigimaa, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Michael Doumas, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This concise guide to the often overlooked association between erectile dysfunction and hypertension/cardiovascular disease covers a wide range of aspects of importance to the clinician. It examines the impact of antihypertensive drug therapy on erectile function and explains how the management of erectile dysfunction in hypertensive patients depends on a variety of factors. Different treatment approaches are described, including lifestyle modification, PDE-5 inhibitors and other novel agents, …
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Viigimaa, Margus
Vlachopoulos, Charalambos
Doumas, Michael
Responsibility
Margus Viigimaa, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Michael Doumas, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 249 p. : 19 illus., 13 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319082721
9783319082714 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Erectile Dysfunction - complications
Erectile Dysfunction - etiology
Erectile Dysfunction - therapy
Hypertension - complications
Abstract
This concise guide to the often overlooked association between erectile dysfunction and hypertension/cardiovascular disease covers a wide range of aspects of importance to the clinician. It examines the impact of antihypertensive drug therapy on erectile function and explains how the management of erectile dysfunction in hypertensive patients depends on a variety of factors. Different treatment approaches are described, including lifestyle modification, PDE-5 inhibitors and other novel agents, and behavioral therapy, and helpful therapeutic algorithms are presented. A further focus of the book is the potential role of erectile dysfunction as an early diagnostic indicator of asymptomatic coronary artery disease and a prognostic marker for cardiovascular events. In addition, key background information is supplied on epidemiology and pathophysiology, and the significance of erectile dysfunction in different patient groups, such as the elderly and those with chronic kidney disease, is examined. Erectile dysfunction is a major public health problem affecting more than ten percent of the general male population and is now considered to be predominantly of vascular origin. This book will be informative and of practical value for all practitioners responsible for caring for the very many patients who experience erectile dysfunction in the setting of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Contents
1. Definition and assessment of erectile dysfunction -- 2. Epidemiology of erectile dysfunction in hypertension -- 3. Pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction -- 4. Erectile dysfunction and testosterone -- 5. The role of the renin-angiotensin system in ED: present and future -- 6. Erectile dysfunction and target organ damage -- 7. Erectile dysfunction in CAD and heart failure -- 8. Erectile dysfunction as an "early diagnostic window" for asymptomatic CAD -- 9. ED and prognostic role for CV events -- 10. Erectile dysfunction in chronic kidney disease -- 11. Erectile dysfunction and sleep-apnea in hypertensive patients -- 12. Diabetes mellitus and ED -- 13. Dyslipidemia and ED -- 14. Endocrine disorders and erectile dysfunction -- 15. Metabolic syndrome and ED -- 16. Erectile dysfunction in the elderly -- 1.7 Lifestyle modification in erectile dysfunction and hypertension -- 18. Antihypertensive drug therapy and erectile dysfunction -- 19. PDE-5 inhibitors for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in hypertensives -- 20. Management of erectile dysfunction beyond PDE-5 inhibitors -- 21. Behavioral therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction -- 22. Basic principles of the Princeton Recommendations -- 23. Sexual counselling in patients with ED -- 24. Management of erectile dysfunction: Therapeutic algorithm.
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Metabolic Syndrome and Complications of Pregnancy : The Potential Preventive Role of Nutrition

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Enrico Ferrazzi, Barry Sears, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This book explores the nature of pregnancy and metabolic syndrome as proinflammatory conditions and explains how pregnancy provides a window of opportunity for preventing the lifelong complications of metabolic syndrome, during which key risk factors can be identified and beneficial dietary changes can be implemented. The book's opening sections discuss inflammation in the context of pregnancy, including the nature of the placenta as a proinflammatory tissue. In the main body, it points to new …
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Ferrazzi, Enrico
Sears, Barry
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Enrico Ferrazzi, Barry Sears, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 238 p. : 46 illus., 36 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319168531
9783319168524 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Inflammation - complications
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Prenatal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Abstract
This book explores the nature of pregnancy and metabolic syndrome as proinflammatory conditions and explains how pregnancy provides a window of opportunity for preventing the lifelong complications of metabolic syndrome, during which key risk factors can be identified and beneficial dietary changes can be implemented. The book's opening sections discuss inflammation in the context of pregnancy, including the nature of the placenta as a proinflammatory tissue. In the main body, it points to new possible connections to truncal obesity, inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and major obstetrical syndromes, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and pre-term delivery. Based on the insights offered by this analysis, the remainder of the book focuses on a variety of nutritional measures and diets that can be of benefit during and beyond pregnancy. Readers will learn how the higher level of compliance with medical instructions during pregnancy can be capitalized on to ensure enduring health benefits for mother and child alike.
Contents
[publisher supplied] Part I: Truncal Obesity, Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome: An Insight -- The Role of Inflammation in Truncal Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome -- Food Clusters Excess and Low Grade Inflammation -- The Effect of Diet And Probiotics on the Human Gut Microbiome -- Part II: Inflammation and Physiology Of Pregnancy -- Pathology of the Placenta: A Continuum Spectrum of Inflammation from Physiology to Disease -- Obesity and Inflammation in Pregnancy -- Inflammasome and Pregnancy -- PCOS and Pregnancy Impact of Endocrine and Metabolic Factors -- Part III: The Potential Value of Nutrition and Nutriceutical Supplementation to Prevent Obstetrical Complications -- Gastroenterological Symptoms in Pregnancy: Warning Signs of Unhealthy Nutritional Profile -- Micronutrients and the Obstetrical Syndromes -- Maternogenic Preeclampsia and Gestational Diabetes Byproducts of the Accelerated Metabolic Syndrome in Pregnancy -- Immune System, Nutrition and Placental Preeclampsia -- Lifestyle Intervention and Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Delivery in Obese Pregnant Women -- Part IV: Future Dietary Strategies to Reduce Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome by an Healthy Eating Plate -- Maternal Diet and Intergenerational Transmission of Metabolic Traits -- Anti-Inflammatory Diets -- Let's Make It the Real Mediterranean Diet Not the "Supermarket Standard Feeding Plus a Leaf Of Basil" -- Nutrition Around the Clock: Does Time for Good Food Make a Difference?.
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Surgical Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy

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Xiaodong Zhu, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer ; People's Medical Publishing House , c2015.
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This Atlas is illustrated with rich pictures of cardiac surgical specimens. It not only contains normal heart specimens but also dissects those specimens, taking pictures from various angles to create a three-dimensional representation. It also includes reviews of the specimens' pathological reviews. Chapter 1 through 10 introduce the normal anatomy of the cardiac chambers and surgical approaches to the heart, while chapter 11 through 28 describe 18 kinds of congenital heart defects. There are …
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Zhu, Xiaodong
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Xiaodong Zhu, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer ; People's Medical Publishing House
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 458 p. : 403 illus., 397 illus. in color)
ISBN
9789401794091
9789401794084 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart - anatomy & histology
Heart Defects, Congenital
Abstract
This Atlas is illustrated with rich pictures of cardiac surgical specimens. It not only contains normal heart specimens but also dissects those specimens, taking pictures from various angles to create a three-dimensional representation. It also includes reviews of the specimens' pathological reviews. Chapter 1 through 10 introduce the normal anatomy of the cardiac chambers and surgical approaches to the heart, while chapter 11 through 28 describe 18 kinds of congenital heart defects. There are a total of over 1,000 images and illustrations in this book, which will be of great interest not only to the surgeons, but also to the cardiologists, anaesthesiologists and surgical pathologists. Editor Xiaodong Zhu is professor and former dean of Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College. He is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Contents
Cardiac Anatomy: Nomenclature and Abbreviations -- Position and Observation of the Heart and Surgical Approaches -- The Right Atrium -- The Right Ventricle -- The Coronary Artery -- The Conduction System of the Heart -- The Left Atrium -- The Left Ventricle -- The Cardiac Skeleton and the Aortic Root -- General Considerations of Cardiac Embryology -- Atrial Septal Defect and Cor Triatriatum -- Atrioventricular Septal Defect -- Ventricular Septal Defect -- Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage -- Aortic Arch Coarctation and Interrupted Aortic Arch -- Congenital Anomalies of the Tricuspid Valve -- Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction -- Mitral Atresia and Hypoplastic Left Ventricle -- Single Ventricle -- Persistent Truncus Arteriosus -- Aortopulmonary Window -- Aneurism of the Sinus of Valsalva -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Double Outlet Right Ventricle -- Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Pulmonary Atresia -- Double-outlet of Left Ventricle.
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Manual of otologic surgery

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Christoph Arnoldner, Vincent Y.W. Lin, Joseph M. Chen. --Wien: Springer , c2015.
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Arnoldner, Christoph
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Lin, Vincent Y. W
Chen, Joseph M
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Christoph Arnoldner, Vincent Y.W. Lin, Joseph M. Chen
Place of Publication
Wien
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 68 pages)
ISBN
9783709114902 (electronic bk.)
9783709114896
Subjects (MeSH)
Otologic Surgical Procedures - methods - Handbooks
Subjects (LCSH)
Ear - Surgery - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Contents
1. General Considerations -- 2. Cortical Mastoidectomy -- 3. Facial Nerve -- 4. Facial Recess (Posterior Tympanotomy or “Wullstein Window”) -- 5. Round Window Exposure -- 6. Alternative Approaches to the Cochlea -- 7. Unroofing the Epitympanum -- 8. Canal Wall Down (Radical Cavity) -- 9. Skeletonizing the Facial Nerve -- 10. Endolymphatic Sac Dissection (Retro-/Infralabyrinthine) -- 11. Labyrinthectomy -- 12. Internal Auditory Canal (IAC) -- 13. Middle Fossa Approach (Anterior Transpetrosal/Subtemporal Approach).
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Clinical challenges in therapeutic drug monitoring : special populations, physiological conditions, and pharmacogenomics

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edited by William Clarke, Amitava Dasgupta. --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier , c2016.
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This guide surveys critical issues in therapeutic drug monitoring for non-toxicologists who want to gain greater insight into the unique requirements of special populations and learn how to avoid drug toxicity within a narrow therapeutic window.
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Clarke, William
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edited by William Clarke, Amitava Dasgupta
Alternate Title
Therapeutic drug monitoring
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource,
ISBN
9780128020258
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Monitoring
Pharmacogenetics
Abstract
This guide surveys critical issues in therapeutic drug monitoring for non-toxicologists who want to gain greater insight into the unique requirements of special populations and learn how to avoid drug toxicity within a narrow therapeutic window.
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Etiology of Acute Leukemias in Children

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Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Childhood acute leukemias are one of the main causes of death in children aged 1 to 14 years in some countries; and unfortunately, we have been unable to prevent it. Certainly, a good parcel of it is due to the poor understanding about its etiology. This book aims to describe the most important theories and hypothesis regarding childhood acute leukemia. Written by the most outstanding researchers in the field, this book intends to contribute to a greater understanding of the etiology of this di…
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Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 320 p. : 27 illus., 24 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319057989
9783319057972 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute - etiology
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma - etiology
Abstract
Childhood acute leukemias are one of the main causes of death in children aged 1 to 14 years in some countries; and unfortunately, we have been unable to prevent it. Certainly, a good parcel of it is due to the poor understanding about its etiology. This book aims to describe the most important theories and hypothesis regarding childhood acute leukemia. Written by the most outstanding researchers in the field, this book intends to contribute to a greater understanding of the etiology of this disease. It goes beyond the simple and common analysis of risk factors, which hardly allows us to draw definite conclusions. By addressing the etiology of the disease, discussing from molecular biology until epidemiology and clinical manifestations, this book will guide present and future approaches, contributing for a better clinical management of leukemia in children. The knowledge regarding etiology is a crucial step for a better evaluation, prevention and treatment of a disease. Thus, this book finally intends to provide such knowledge, allowing physicians and practitioners to a better manage of childhood acute leukemias.
Contents
1. Introduction: Childhood Leukemia -- 2. Etiology and Prevention of Acute Leukemias in Children -- .3 HTLV-1 as a Model for Identifying the Causes of Human Leukemia -- 4. Etiology of Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome -- 5. Origin of Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome -- 6. Model for the Origin of Acute Leukemias in Children: Interaction of Three Factors—Susceptibility, Exposure, and Window of Vulnerability -- 7. Molecular Origin of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- 8. Environmental Factors and Exposure Time Windows Related to the Etiology of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children -- 9. Early Hematopoietic Differentiation in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: The Interplay Between Leukemia-Initiating Cells and Abnormal Bone Marrow Microenvironment.
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Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring XV

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Beng-Ti Ang, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This volume showcases recent high-quality work relating to the pathophysiology, biophysics, monitoring, and treatment of traumatic brain injury and hydrocephalus that was presented at the 15th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring (ICP), held in Singapore in November 2013. The included papers derive from experts in neurointensive care, physiology, physics, engineering, and neurosurgery who have made important contributions in this translational area of research. …
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International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring (15th : 2013 : Singapore)
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Ang, Beng-Ti
Responsibility
Beng-Ti Ang, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 377 p. : 148 illus., 44 illus. in color)
Series Vol.
122
Series Title
Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement
ISBN
9783319225333
9783319225326 (print ed.)
ISSN
0065-1419
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - physiopathology
Hydrocephalus - physiopathology
Intracranial pressure
Monitoring, Physiologic
Abstract
This volume showcases recent high-quality work relating to the pathophysiology, biophysics, monitoring, and treatment of traumatic brain injury and hydrocephalus that was presented at the 15th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring (ICP), held in Singapore in November 2013. The included papers derive from experts in neurointensive care, physiology, physics, engineering, and neurosurgery who have made important contributions in this translational area of research. All were selected from among oral and oral-poster presentations following a rigorous peer-review process involving the ICP Board members, and their focus ranges from the latest research findings and developments to clinical trials and experimental studies. This collection of papers from ICP 2013 continues the proud tradition of publishing key work from the ICP symposia and will be of interest for all who wish to stay abreast of recent advances in the field.
Contents
[Part I.] Acute Brain Pathologies: Treatment and Outcome -- Mechanism of Traumatic Brain injury at distant locations after exposure to blast waves: Preliminary results from animal and phantom experiments -- Early Changes in Brain Oxygen Tension May Predict Outcome Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury -- Attitudes in 2013 to Monitoring Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Traumatic Intracerebral Haemorrhage -- Topical therapy following an acute experimental head injury with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has benefits in motor-behavioural tests for rodents -- Drag Reducing Polymer Enhances Microvascular Perfusion in the Traumatized Brain with Intracranial Hypertension -- [Part II.] Clinical Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure -- Continuous Monitoring of the Complexity of Intracranial Pressure after Head Injury -- Characterization of Supra and Infra-Tentorial ICP Profiles -- Multi-resolution convolution methodology for ICP waveform morphology analysis -- Evaluation of Intracranial Pressure in Different Body Postures and Disease Entities -- Identification of clinically relevant groups of patients through the application of cluster analysis to a complex traumatic brain injury data set -- CSF lumbar drainage: a safe surgical option in refractory intracranial hypertension associated with acute post-traumatic external hydrocephalus -- Intracranial Pressure Waveforms are More Closely Related to Central Aortic than Radial Pressure Waveforms: Implications to Pathophysiology and Therapy -- Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Determination in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage -- Non-Invasive Assessment of ICP: Evaluation on new TBI Data Material -- Real-Time Processing of Continuous Physiological Signals in a Neurocritical Care Unit on a Stream Data Analytics Platform -- The correlation between intracranial pressure and cerebral blood flow velocity during ICP plateau waves -- Outcome Prediction for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients with Dynamic Features from Intracranial Pressure and Arterial Blood Pressure Signals: A Gaussian Process Approach -- Validation of a new noninvasive intracranial pressure monitoring method by direct comparison with an invasive technique -- Validation of a new minimally invasive intracranial pressure monitoring method by direct comparison with an invasive technique -- Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure in Meningitis -- [Part III.] Special Topics in Intracranial Pressure Science -- Bernoulli's Principle Applied To Brain's Fluids: Intracranial Pressure Does Not Drive Cerebral Perfusion Or CSF Flow -- "Solid red line": an observational study on death from refractory intracranial hypertension -- Patient-Specific Thresholds and Doses of Intracranial Hypertension in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury -- Characterization of ICP behavior in an experimental model of hemorrhagic stroke in rats -- Intrahospital transfer of patients with traumatic brain injury: increase of intracranial pressure -- Early cognitive domain deficits in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage are correlated with functional status -- Brain Oxygen Relationship to Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Depends on Tip Location and Time Window: Can Brain O2 be an adjunctive modality for determining optimal CPP? -- The interaction between heart systole and cerebral circulation during lower body negative pressure test -- Plateau Waves of Intracranial Pressure and Multimodal Brain Monitoring -- The diastolic closing margin is associated with intraventricular hemorrhage in premature infants -- The ontogeny of cerebrovascular pressure autoregulation in premature infants -- Finite Element Model for Hydrocephalus and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension -- External ventricular catheter placement: How to improve -- [Part IV.] Autoregulation and Experimental Studies in Brain Injury -- Change in Pulsatile Cerebral Arterial Pressure and Flow Waves as a Therapeutic Strategy?- Increasing intracranial pressure after head injury: Impact on respiratory oscillations in cerebral blood flow velocity -- Plateau Waves of Intracranial Pressure and Partial Pressure of Cerebral Oxygen -- Is impaired autoregulation associated with mortality in patients with severe cerebral diseases? -- Continuous optimal CPP based on minute-by-minute monitoring data: a study on a pediatric population -- Effects of brain temperature on cerebrovascular autoregulation during the acute stage of severe traumatic brain injury -- Monitoring cerebral autoregulation after subarachnoid hemorrhage -- Correlation between cerebral autoregulation and carbon dioxide reactivity on patients with traumatic brain injury -- Cerebral arterial time constant recorded from MCA and PICA in normal subjects -- Cerebral Critical Closing Pressure during Infusion Tests -- Outcome, Pressure Reactivity and Optimal Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Calculation in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Comparison of two Variants -- Identification of an Intracranial Pressure Response Function from Continuously Acquired Electroencephalographic and Intracranial Pressure Signals in Burst-Suppressed Patients -- The upper limit of cerebral blood flow autoregulation is decreased with elevations in intracranial pressure -- Derangement of cerebral blood flow autoregulation during intracranial pressure plateau waves as detected by time and frequency based methods -- State of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Correlates To Outcome In Severe Infant/Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury -- Can optimal cerebral perfusion pressure in severe traumatic brain injury patients be calculated based on minute-by-minute monitoring data? -- The ontogeny of cerebrovascular critical closing pressure -- Dynamic Cerebrovascular and Intracranial Pressure Reactivity Assessment of Impaired Cerebrovascular Autoregulation in Intracranial Hypertension -- [Part V.] Biophysics and Experimental Aspects ofáIntracranial Pressure -- Automatic Calculation of Hydrostatic Pressure Gradient in Head Injured Patients: A Pilot Study -- The prediction of shunt response in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus based on intracranial pressure monitoring and lumbar infusion -- Intracranial hypertension is painless! -- The effect of body position on intraocular and intracranial pressures in rabbits -- Monoamine neurotransmitter metabolites concentration as a marker of cerebrospinal fluid volume changes -- Disproportionately enlarged subarachnoid-space hydrocephalus in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and its implication in pathogenesis -- Characterization of Cerebral Vascular Response to EEG Bursts Using ICP Pulse Waveform Template Matching -- Tranc-ependimal movement of cerebro-spinal fluid in neurologic and psychiatric pathologies -- Artifact in physiological data collected from brain injured patients: quantifying the problem and providing a solution through a factorial switching linear dynamical systems approach -- Central Pulsatile Pressure and Flow Relationship in Time and Frequency Domain to Characterise Hydraulic Input to the Brain and Cerebral Vascular Impedance -- Reproduction of ICP Waveform Changes in a Mathematical Model of the Cerebrospinal Circulatory System -- Accuracy, precision, sensitivity and specificity of non-invasive ICP absolute value measurements -- Measurement of intraspinal pressure after spinal cord injury: technical note from the Injured Spinal Cord Pressure Evaluation Study -- Characterization of the Intracranial Pressure Behavior in Chronic Epileptic Animals: a Preliminary Study -- Waveform Analysis of Intra Spinal Pressure after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury- an Observational Study (O-64) -- Relative Position of the Third Characteristic Peak of the Intracranial Pressure Pulse Waveform Morphology Differentiates Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Shunt Responders and Non-Responders -- Who needs a revision? 20 years of Cambridge Shunt Lab (O-69) -- Shunt testing in-vivo: problems with ventricular catheter- observational study. (O-70) -- NPH Case Report:áA Documented Self Story over Eight Years with my Observations.
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OCT in Central Nervous System Diseases : The Eye as a Window to the Brain

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Andrzej Grzybowski, Piero Barboni, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book reviews recent important advances in the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in order to analyze neurodegeneration within the retina through the quantification of axonal loss. Detailed information is provided on the role of OCT as a promising tool for the evaluation of disease progression in numerous neurodegenerative disorders and as a biological marker of neuroaxonal injury. The disorders considered include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, intracra…
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Grzybowski, Andrzej
Barboni, Piero
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Andrzej Grzybowski, Piero Barboni, editors
Alternate Title
Optical coherence tomography in central nervous system diseases
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 342 p. : 112 illus., 102 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319240855
9783319240831 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Tomography, Optical Coherence
Abstract
This book reviews recent important advances in the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in order to analyze neurodegeneration within the retina through the quantification of axonal loss. Detailed information is provided on the role of OCT as a promising tool for the evaluation of disease progression in numerous neurodegenerative disorders and as a biological marker of neuroaxonal injury. The disorders considered include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, intracranial hypertension, Friedreich's ataxia, schizophrenia, hereditary optic neuropathies, glaucoma, and amblyopia. Individual chapters are also devoted to OCT technique, new OCT technology in neuro-ophthalmology, OCT and pharmacological treatment, and the use of OCT in animal models. As well as being a valuable tool for diagnosis of many retinal diseases and monitoring of surgical and medical treatment, OCT allows study of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) containing the axons of the retinal ganglion cells, which form the optic nerves, chiasm, and optic tracts. Since retinal axons are nonmyelinated until they penetrate the lamina cribrosa, the RNFL is an ideal structure for visualization of any process of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, or regeneration. It is for this reason that OCT has been applied in various areas of neurology over the past decade, becoming a hot topic and generating great enthusiasm among neurologists and ophthalmologists. By documenting the ability of OCT to provide key information on CNS diseases, this book illustrates convincingly that the eye is indeed the "window to the brain".
Contents
1. Introduction: Retina Imaging – Past and Present -- 2. OCT Technique – Past, Present and Future -- 3. Optical Coherence Tomography and Optic Nerve Edema -- 4. OCT and Compressive Optic Neuropathy -- 5. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) -- 6. OCT and Parkinson’s Disease -- 7. Optical Coherence Tomography in Alzheimer’s Disease -- 8. Friedreich’s Ataxia and More: Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Rare Neurological Syndromes -- 9. Other Neurological Disorders: Migraine, Neurosarcoidosis, Schizophrenia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) -- 10. Hereditary Optic Neuropathies -- 11. Trans Neuronal Retrograde Degeneration to OCT in Central Nervous System Diseases -- 12. OCT in Toxic and Nutritional Optic Neuropathies -- 13. Animal Models in Neuro Ophthalmology -- 14. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Glaucoma -- 15. OCT in Amblyopia -- 16. Conclusion: The Exciting Future of OCT Imaging of Retina.
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An Experiential Approach to Psychopathology : What is it like to Suffer from Mental Disorders?

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Giovanni Stanghellini, Massimiliano Aragona, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book introduces the reader to a clear and consistent method for in-depth exploration of subjective psychopathological experiences with the aim of helping to restore the ability within psychiatry and clinical psychology to draw qualitative distinctions between mental symptoms that are only apparently similar, thereby promoting a more precise characterization of experiential phenotypes. A wide range of mental disorders are considered in the book, each portrayed by a distinguished clinician. …
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Stanghellini, Giovanni
Aragona, Massimiliano
Responsibility
Giovanni Stanghellini, Massimiliano Aragona, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 383 p. : 7 illus., 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319299457
9783319299433 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - psychology
Mentally Ill Persons - psychology
Psychopathology - methods
Psychopathology - trends
Abstract
This book introduces the reader to a clear and consistent method for in-depth exploration of subjective psychopathological experiences with the aim of helping to restore the ability within psychiatry and clinical psychology to draw qualitative distinctions between mental symptoms that are only apparently similar, thereby promoting a more precise characterization of experiential phenotypes. A wide range of mental disorders are considered in the book, each portrayed by a distinguished clinician. Each chapter begins with the description of a paradigmatic case study in order to introduce the reader directly to the patient's lived world. The first-person perspective of the patient is the principal focus of attention. The essential, defining features of each psychopathological phenomenon and the meaning that the patient attaches to it are carefully analyzed in order to "make sense" of the patient's apparently nonsensical experiences. In the second part of each chapter, the case study is discussed within the context of relevant literature and a detailed picture of the state of the art concerning the psychopathological understanding of the phenomenon at issue is provided. An Experiential Approach to Psychopathology, and the method it proposes, may be considered the result of convergence of classic phenomenological psychopathological concepts and updated clinical insights into patients' lived experiences. It endorses three key principles: subjective phenomena are the quintessential feature of mental disorders; their qualitative study is mandatory; phenomenology has developed a rigorous method to grasp "what it is like" to be a person experiencing psychopathological phenomena. While the book is highly relevant for expert clinical phenomenologists, it is written in a way that will be readily understandable for trainees and young clinicians.
Contents
1. Phenomenological Psychopathology: Toward a Person-Centered Hermeneutic Approach in the Clinical Encounter -- 2. Phenomenological Investigation of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- 3. The Window and the Wound: Dysphoria and Anger in Borderline Disorders -- 4. Gender Dysphoria -- 5. An Experiential Approach to Dissociative Phenomena -- 6. Varieties of Mind-Body Disunity -- 7. Anorexia Nervosa: Historical, Clinical, Biographical, and Phenomenological Considerations -- 8. Alcohol-Induced Psychotic Disorders -- 9. “Synthetic Psychosis” by Novel Psychoactive Substances: A Psychopathological Understanding of a Clinical Case -- 10. Melancholia from the Perspective of the Self -- 11. The Phenomenological Approach to Patients with Bizarreness -- 13. Perplexity -- 14. Self-Disorders in Schizophrenia -- 15. Autism in Schizophrenia: A Phenomenological Study -- 16. Hallucination -- 17. Fear and Trembling: A Case Study of Voice Hearing in Schizophrenia as a Self-Disorder -- 18. Catatonia—Phenomenology, Psychopathology, and Pathophysiology -- 19. Painful Affect in the Experience and Treatment of Schizophrenia -- 20. Phenomenological Psychopathology and Care. From Person-Centered Dialectical Psychopathology to the PHD Method for Psychotherapy.
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Uterine Endometrial Function

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Hideharu Kanzaki, editor. --Tokyo: Springer Japan , c2016.
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This book focuses on uterine endometrial function and receptivity from multiple perspectives. The chapters cover a variety of topics including the role of estrogen and progesterone, animal models, parameters for assessing endometrial receptivity, the mechanism of angiogenesis, epigenetic regulation, and stem/progenitor cells. Despite nearly 35 years of experience with in vitro fertilization, the rate of successful implantations remains low. Abnormal endometrial receptivity has been proposed as …
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Kanzaki, Hideharu
Responsibility
Hideharu Kanzaki, editor
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer Japan
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 155 p. : 31 illus., 24 illus. in color)
ISBN
9784431559726
9784431559702 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Endometrium - physiology
Zygote - physiology
Abstract
This book focuses on uterine endometrial function and receptivity from multiple perspectives. The chapters cover a variety of topics including the role of estrogen and progesterone, animal models, parameters for assessing endometrial receptivity, the mechanism of angiogenesis, epigenetic regulation, and stem/progenitor cells. Despite nearly 35 years of experience with in vitro fertilization, the rate of successful implantations remains low. Abnormal endometrial receptivity has been proposed as one of the factors contributing to reduced reproductive potential in women, but our understanding of it is limited. Endometrial receptivity results from an orchestrated interplay between the embryo and the maternal endometrium, and the receptive status, known as the window of implantation, is reached only briefly in the mid-luteal phase. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in endometrial function and paves the way for innovative treatments and drug development for infertility. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from researchers on endometrial function and assisted reproductive technology (ART) to clinicians and technicians in the field of gynecology.
Contents
1. ERa signal pathways regulating Bcl-2 transcription in human endometrial glands -- 2. Uterine receptivity in mouse embryo implantation -- 3. Assessing receptivity of the human endometrium to improve outcomes of fertility treatment -- 4. Role of circulating blood cells in maternal tissue remodeling and embryo-maternal cross talk -- 5. Functional role of uterine natural killer cells -- 6. Regulation of angiogenesis in the human endometrium -- 7. Oxidative stress and its implications in endometrial function -- 8. Decidualization and Epigenetic Regulation -- 9. Stem/progenitor cells in the human endometrium.
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Ovarian Stimulation Protocols

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Gautam N. Allahbadia, Yoshiharu Morimoto, editors. (1st ed.) --New Delhi: Springer India , c2016.
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Ovarian Stimulation Protocols is a concise handbook that aims to deliver everything the reader needs to know for performing a risk-free ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technique (ART) and get a favorable outcome. Review of crucial issues such as the significance of monitoring ovarian stimulation, advantages and disadvantages of ovarian hyperstimulation versus minimal stimulation, and the use of various drug regimens and stimulation protocols for various patient sub-sets, will help…
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Allahbadia, Gautam N
Morimoto, Yoshiharu
Responsibility
Gautam N. Allahbadia, Yoshiharu Morimoto, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 144 p. : 49 illus., 43 illus. in color)
ISBN
9788132211211
9788132211204 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gonadotropins - pharmacology
Ovulation Induction - methods
Ovulation - drug effects
Abstract
Ovarian Stimulation Protocols is a concise handbook that aims to deliver everything the reader needs to know for performing a risk-free ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technique (ART) and get a favorable outcome. Review of crucial issues such as the significance of monitoring ovarian stimulation, advantages and disadvantages of ovarian hyperstimulation versus minimal stimulation, and the use of various drug regimens and stimulation protocols for various patient sub-sets, will help clinicians in selecting the better or more appropriate protocols. The contributors of this book have leading scientific and clinical backgrounds, with years of experience to support their views. The book serves as a handy practical guide, targeting and settling clinical dilemma that ART practitioners commonly experience in their clinics, while providing a window to the newer developments.
Contents
1. Regulatory Principles of Follicular Development -- 2. Monitoring Ovarian Stimulation: Current Perspectives -- 3. LH and hCG: Their Distinct Physiological Roles and Use in Ovarian Stimulation Protocols -- 4. Recombinants Versus Biosimilars in Ovarian Stimulation -- 5. Agonists Versus Antagonists in COH -- 6. Long-acting Gonadotropins and Route of Administration -- 7. Mild Stimulation Cycles Versus Controlled Stimulation Cycles: A Japanese Perspective -- 8. Ovarian Stimulation for PCO Patients and Management of OHSS -- 9. Ovarian Stimulation for Poor Responders -- 10. Depot GnRH Agonists in COH for ART -- 11. Luteal Phase Support in Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation.
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