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  • Healthy volunteers in commercial clinical drug trials : when human beings become guinea pigs / Shadreck Mwale

  • Challenges in health and development : from global to community perspectives / Sandy A. Johnson
    RA 441 J65 2017eb

  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection : Theory and Techniques / by Rong Liu
    This book provides a comprehensive guide to the use of laparoscopic resection in the treatment of surgical liver lesions. As it introduces the steps and key techniques of laparoscopic anatomical liver resection, it will be of great interest to surgeons and physicians working in this area. Though each chapter covers a different technique, all chapters are written in a uniform style, including indications and contraindications, surgical steps, key techniques, complications and notes. This book provides readers with an overview of the current state of the art and deeper understanding of laparoscopic liver resections.

  • Next generation point-of-care biomedical sensors technologies for cancer diagnosis / Pranjal Chandra, Yen Nee Tan, Surinder P. Singh, editors

  • Cutaneous adnexal neoplasms / Luis Requena, Omar Sangueza

    This superbly illustrated book is the most comprehensive available guide to adnexal neoplasms of the skin. More than 70 entities are described in individual chapters that follow a uniform structure: historical review, clinical features, histopathology, histogenesis, immunohistochemistry, molecular anomalies, and treatment. Readers will find state of the art knowledge on all aspects, including the cytogenetic and chromosomal abnormalities associated with each neoplasm. Without exception, the illustrations are high-quality, full-color, original digital pictures. The histopathology images are taken from perfectly cut and stained sections and the immunohistochemistry illustrations are of an unrivalled quality among textbooks of dermatology and dermatopathology. A complete list of references from original description to the present day is also supplied for each neoplasm. Cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are a large and heterogeneous group of benign and malignant lesions. This book will assist the reader in early and correct recognition, which is essential for appropriate choice of treatment and prognostic assessment.

  • Translational research in breast cancer : biomarker diagnosis, targeted therapies and approaches to precision medicine / Erwei Song, Hai Hu, editors

  • Case studies in medical toxicology : from the American College of Medical Toxicology / Leslie R. Dye, Christine Murphy, Diane P. Calello, Michael D. Levine, Aaron Skolnik, editors

  • JIMD reports. Eva Morava, editor-in-chief ; Matthias Baumgartner, Marc Patterson, Shamima Rahman, Johannes Zschocke, editors ; Verena Peters, managing editor

  • Aesthetic and functional labiaplasty / Stefan Gress

  • Hydrocephalus : what do we know? and what do we still not know? / Ahmed Ammar, editor

  • Translational research in stroke / Paul A. Lapchak, Guo-Yuan Yang, editors

  • Fragility fractures of the pelvis / Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann, editors

  • Congenital deformities of the hand and upper limb / Wei Wang, Jianmin Yao, editors

  • Latissimus dorsi transfer / Gianezio Paribelli, editor

  • The social determinants of health in India : concepts, processes, and indicators / Devaki Nambiar, Arundati Muralidharan, editors ; with forewords by Mirai Chatterjee and Gita Sen

  • Sex and gender factors affecting metabolic homeostasis, diabetes and obesity / Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, editor

  • Advances in personalized nanotherapeutics / Ajeet Kaushik, Rahul Dev Jayant, Madhavan Nair, editors

  • Resistance to targeted therapies in breast cancer / Jenifer R. Prosperi, editor

  • Rare diseases epidemiology : update and overview / Manuel Posada de la Paz, Domenica Taruscio, Stephen C. Groft, editors
    RC 48.8 R37 2017eb

  • Bioequivalence requirements in various global jurisdictions / Isadore Kanfer, editor

  • Neuro-geriatrics : a clinical manual / Babak Tousi, Jeffrey Cummings, editors

  • Mobile e-Health / Hannah R. Marston, Shannon Freeman, Charles Musselwhite, editors

  • In vivo reprogramming in regenerative medicine / Açelya Yilmazer, editor

  • Anesthesiology : Clinical Case Reviews / edited by Linda S. Aglio, Richard D. Urman

  • Nuclear endocrinology / Doina Piciu

  • Distracted doctoring : returning to patient-centered care in the digital age / Peter J. Papadakos, Stephen Bertman, editors

    Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients.

    Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medici≠ and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.

  • Acute heart failure : putting the puzzle of pathophysiology and evidence together in daily practice / Wolfgang Krüger

  • Radiation therapy for liver tumors : fundamentals and clinical practice / Jeffrey Meyer, Tracey E. Schefter, editors

  • Inflammatory bowel disease : diagnosis and therapeutics / edited by Russell D. Cohen
    RC 862 I53 I527 2017eb

  • Debates about neuroethics : perspectives on its development, focus, and future / Eric Racine, John Aspler, editors
    RC 343 D43 2017eb

  • Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) / Kevin M. Reavis, editor ; introduction by Haruhiro Inoue

  • Cellular therapies for retinal disease : a strategic approach / Steven D. Schwartz, Aaron Nagiel, Robert Lanza, editors ; foreword by Mark S. Blumenkranz
    This book familiarizes the reader with the current landscape of cell-based therapies for the treatment of retinal disease, including diseases that affect the choriocapillaris, retinal pigment epithelium, photoreceptors, and retinal ganglion cells. Instead of utilizing a disease-centric approach to the topic, this book--edited by two world-renowned stem cell scientists--focuses on strategies for developing and transplanting the cells. This includes the creation of replacement cells, cell-based neuroprotection, and in vitro disease modeling and testing. The final chapters briefly review parallel approaches that do not directly utilize cellular transplantation.
    The use of cellular transplantation to treat retinal disease has recently become a viable and exciting therapeutic approach. The visibility of the retina and its laminar cellular architecture render it an ideal organ for the development of surgically delivered cellular therapies. Having an in-depth understanding of the current state of cell therapy for the eye is an essential first step toward utilizing similar approaches in other organs. Ophthalmologists, translational clinician-scientists, stem cell scientists, and researchers interested in eye disease will find Cellular Therapies for Retinal Disease: A Strategic Approach essential reading and it is also suitable for workshops or courses at the undergraduate or Ph.D. level.

  • Atlas of robotic urologic surgery / Li-Ming Su, editor

  • Sexually transmitted infections in HIV-infected adults and special populations : a clinical guide / Laura Hinkle Bachmann, editor

  • Tuberculosis of the central nervous system : pathogenesis, imaging, and management / Mehmet Turgut, Ali Akhaddar, Ahmet T. Tugut, Ravindra K. Garg, editors
    RC 361 T83 2017eb

  • Clinical cases in psoriasis / Jashin J. Wu, editor

  • Complicated war trauma and care of the wounded : the Israeli experience in medical care and humanitarian support of syrian refugees / Salman Zarka, Alexander Lerner, editors

  • Oral anticoagulation therapy : cases and clinical correlation / Kathryn Kiser, editor

  • Disorders of the scapula and their role in shoulder injury : a clinical guide to evaluation and management / W. Ben Kibler, Aaron D. Sciascia, editors
    RC 939 D57 2017eb

  • Atlas of airway surgery : a step-by-step guide using an animal model / Angelo Ghidini, Francesco Mattioli, Sergio Bottero, Livio Presutti, editors

    This superbly illustrated atlas provides step-by-step descriptions of surgical procedures to the airways based on use of the sheep as an animal model, which has been demonstrated scientifically to be comparable to the human. The procedures covered - tracheotomy, laryngotracheoplasty, slide tracheoplasty, tracheal reconstruction, partial cricotracheal reconstruction, and main endoscopic techniques - are relevant to a range of frequent surgical indications, such as stenosis, laryngotracheomalacia, and tracheal tumor. The book is the first to describe such surgery on the basis of this animal model and includes a full description of preparation of the model. The practical guidance provided will equip surgical trainees with the knowledge required before embarking on these procedures in humans, but will also be highly relevant to more experienced surgeons wishing to upgrade their skills. The book is the outcome of a successful collaboration between the Head and Neck Surgery Departments of the University Hospital of Modena and the Bambino Ges#65533; Hospital in Rome.

  • Sepsis : definitions, pathophysiology and the challenge of bedside management / Nicholas S. Ward, Mitchell M. Levy, editors

    This book is designed to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art resource for clinicians who care for patients with sepsis and research scientist alike, . Patients with severe sepsis requiring ICU admission have very high rates of ICU and overall hospital mortality, with estimates ranging from 18 to 50%. Risk factors for death from sepsis include underlying illness, increased age, and multi-system organ failure. This is compounded by the significant variation in the management of early severe sepsis. Care of these patients and clinical conditions can be quite complex, and materials are collected from the most current, evidence-based resources. Book sections have been structured to review the overall definitions and epidemiology of sepsis as well as current insights into the pathophysiology of sepsis. This review summarizes the evidence for the international consensus guidelines for the identification and management of sepsis. The latter part of this book reviews emerging concepts and approaches in the diagnosis and management of sepsis that may significantly reduce mortality in the future. Sepsis: Pathophysiology, Definitions and the Challenge of Bedside Management represents a collaboration between authors drawn from a variety of disciplines and contributions from basic scientists and highly recognized clinical opinion leaders with expertise in clinical trials.​

  • Upper endoscopy for GI fellows / Douglas G. Adler, editor

  • Cellular injury in liver diseases / Wen-Xing Ding, Xiao-Ming Yin, editors

  • Pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizures : a treatment guide / Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones

  • Complications of regional anesthesia : principles of safe practice in local and regional anesthesia / Brendan T. Finucane, Ban C.H. Tsui, editors

    Reflecting the rapid growth of pain medicine and of ultrasound as a tool, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and inclusive than previous editions and features additional pages, tables, diagrams, and color illustrations. In addition to the discipline of Anesthesiology, other specialists, who use local and regional anesthesia techniques, (surgeons, ophthalmologists, emergency medicine physicians and dentists), have also contributed to this edition of the book. Complications of Regional Anesthesia , with its newly added subtitle, Principles of Safe Practice in Local and Regional Anesthesia , stresses the relatively new emphasis and importance on safety and prevention and broadens the discussion to include the practice and administration of not just regional but also local anesthesia.

    Each chapter has been thoroughly revised, brought up-to-date, and features full color images. Individual chapters cover complications associated with specific nerve blocks; IV and catheter methods; obstetric regional anesthesia; pediatric regional anesthesia; ophthalmic regional anesthesia; and treatment of acute and chronic pain.

  • Practical pelvic floor ultrasonography : a multicompartmental approach to 2D/3D/4D ultrasonography of the pelvic floor / S. Abbas Shobeiri, editor

  • Pediatric anesthesiology review : clinical cases for self-assessment / Robert S. Holzman, Thomas J. Mancuso, Joseph P. Cravero, James A. DiNardo, editors

    This text is designed for those who may become consultants in pediatric anesthesia. It is based on a curriculum developed since 1992 to illustrate the breadth and depth of the practice of pediatric anesthesia and the program is an integral part of the didactic series in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.

    This second edition has the same purpose as the first - to accompany the reader's journey in attaining proficiency, expertise and finally, mastery in pediatric anesthesiology. The format of the book is designed to encourage the readers' free flow of ideas and the written examinations, seen at the beginning of the text as a baseline in pediatric medicine, are primarily knowledge-based, reflecting factual medical information necessary for the subspecialty practice of pediatric anesthesiology. With this basic guidance, the reader can bring him or herself "into the operating room" and manage the patient in an expert fashion.

  • Operative dictations in ophthalmology / Eric D. Rosenberg, Alanna S. Nattis, Richard J. Nattis, editors

  • Herpes Zoster : postherpetic neuralgia and other complications : focus on treatment and prevention / C. Peter N. Watson, Anne A. Gershon, Michael N. Oxman, editors

    Representing a state-of-the-art appraisal of this viral infection and its complications, this book comprises contributions from international authorities in infectious diseases, varicella-voster virus infections, and neuropathic pain. Important new information is presented on the role of the virus in terms of vascular risk, notably in heart attack, stroke and granulomatous angiitis (temporal arteritis). Similarly, new information on gastrointestinal involvement, often in the absence of rash and as seen with vasculopathies, is covered. The reader will benefit from new research into the pathology, pathophysiology and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia and its complications, and special attention is paid to prevention through zoster vaccination using the current zoster vaccine, and a novel, broader option that can be used in immunocompromised patients.

    This book follows the two editions of the book, Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia , and is divided into sections for the convenience of the reader. A section on herpes zoster includes epidemiology and natural history of the varicella zoster virus, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, neurological complications, the role of varicella zoster virus in giant cell arteritis, concern about increased vascular risk of heart attack and stroke, antiviral therapy, and treatment of skin manifestations. A section on postherpetic neuralgia includes important information on the effect of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on quality of life, the neuropathology and pathophysiological mechanisms in postherpetic neuralgia, and the new concept of persistent ganglionitis as the cause of postherpetic neuralgia. A comparison is made between facial postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia. There is an extensive section on treatment, including the role of opioids, the general treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, intervention and neurosurgical approaches, and covering guidelines for clinical trial designs in postherpetic neuralgia. A final section addresses the questions of whether aggressive treatment of acute herpes zoster can prevent postherpetic neuralgia and includes a critically important chapter on herpes zoster vaccines.

  • Molecular oncology : underlying mechanisms and translational advancements / Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Muhammad Ismail, editors

  • Bacterial infections and the kidney / Anjali A. Satoskar, Tibor Nadasdy, editors

  • Anal fissure : symptoms, diagnosis and therapies / Volker Wienert, Franz Raulf, Horst Mlitz

    This highly informative monograph offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary reference guide for the management and treatment of the whole spectrum of painful tears in the anus and anal canal. Based upon a systematic review of all relevant papers on the topic since 1865, it addresses primary, acute and chronic anal fissures - providing a new definition of the last form - and secondary anal fissures in detail, particularly their medical history, etiology, signs and symptoms, medical findings, therapy and its evaluation, and differential diagnosis. The book also covers all available evidence-based therapeutic strategies. As such, it will appeal to a wide readership, from proctologists and surgeons to gynecologists, urologists, dermatologists and gastroenterologists.

  • Complications of anorectal surgery : prevention and management / Herand Abcarian, Jose Cintron, Richard Nelson, editors
    This text provides a comprehensive, sate of the art review of complications related to anorectal surgical procedures old and new. As anorectal surgery has evolved throughout the decades, newer and at times unexpected complications arise as of necessity. Any surgeon not familiar with these, may be perplexed as to how to manage these specific complications and more importantly how to avoid such complications in the course of their future practice. Complications of Anorectal Surgery: Prevention and Management provides a very helpful resource for all surgeons performing anorectal surgery and will be particularly useful for general surgeons practicing in rural or small urban settings where access to a colon and rectal specialist, a large medical center or a resource medical library may be scarce or limited.

  • Internet addiction : neuroscientific approaches and therapeutical implications including smartphone addiction / Christian Montag, Martin Reuter, editors
    The second edition of this successful book provides further and in-depth insight into theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, as well as includes new therapeutical approaches. The editors also broach the emerging topic of smartphone addiction. This book combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in the characterization of Internet addiction. It is intended for a broad audience including scientists, students and practitioners. The first part of the book contains an introduction to Internet addiction and their pathogenesis. The second part of the book is dedicated to an in-depth review of neuroscientific findings which cover studies using a variety of biological techniques including brain imaging and molecular genetics. The third part of the book focuses on therapeutic interventions for Internet addiction. The fourth part of the present book is an extension to the first edition and deals with a new emerging potential disorder related to Internet addiction - smartphone addiction.

    Moreover, in this second edition of the book new content has been added. Among others, the reader will find an overview of theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, results from twin studies in the context of Internet addiction and additional insights into therapeutic approaches to Internet addiction.

  • Atlas of ultrasonography in urology, andrology, and nephrology / Pasquale Martino, Andrea B. Galosi, editors
    This book provides the latest recommendations for ultrasound examination of the entire urogenital system, particularly in the male. The coverage encompasses the role of ultrasound in imaging of disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, testes, and penis, including male infertility disorders. In addition, detailed consideration is given to intraoperative and interventional ultrasound and recently developed ultrasound techniques. Each chapter defines the purpose of and indications for ultrasound, identifies its benefits and limitations, specifies the technological standards for devices, outlines performance of the investigation, establishes the expected accuracy for differential diagnosis, and indicates the reporting method. Most of the recommendations are based on review of the literature, on previous recommendations, and on the opinions of the experts of the Imaging Working Group of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) and the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (SIEUN). The book will be of value for all physicians involved in the first-line evaluation of diseases of the renal/urinary system and male genital disorders.

  • Immunotherapy / Aung Naing, Joud Hajjar, editors

  • International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology ; 12th-15th October 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania : MEDITECH 2016 / edited by Simona Vlad, Nicolae Marius Roman

  • Locomotion and posture in older adults : the role of aging and movement disorders / Fabio Augusto Barbieri, Rodrigo Vitório, editors

    This book is an attempt to advance the discussion and improve our understanding about the effects of aging and movement disorders on motor control during walking and postural tasks. Despite these activities are performed daily, there is a high requirement of motor and neural systems in order to perform both tasks efficiently. Both walking and posture require a complex interaction of musculoskeletal and neural systems. However, the mechanisms used to control these tasks, as well as how they are planned and coordinated, are still a question of discussion among health professionals and researchers. In addition, this discussion is more interesting when the effects of aging are included in the context of locomotion and the postural control. The number of older individuals is 841 million in 2015, which is four times higher than the 202 million that lived in 1950. Aging causes many motor, sensorial and neural deficits, which impair locomotion and postural control in the elderly. The severity of this framework is worsened when the aging goes along with a movement disorder, such as Parkinson disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Huntington disease, etc.

    Therefore, the aim of this book is to highlight the influence of different aspects on planning, controlling and performing locomotion and posture tasks. In attempting to improve current knowledge in this field, invited authors present and discuss how environmental, sensorial, motor, cognitive and individual aspects influence the planning and performance of locomotor and postural activities. The major thrust of the book is to address the mechanisms involved in controlling and planning motor action in neurological healthy individuals, as well as in those who suffer from movement disorders or face the effects of aging, indicating the aspects that impair locomotion and postural control. In addition, new technologies, tools and interventions designed to manage the effects of aging and movement disorders are presented in the book.

  • The amazing language of medicine : understanding medical terms and their backstories / Robert B. Taylor

  • Handbook of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis / Aaron Miller, editor
    This pocketbook is an evidence-based educational resource that provides a concise overview of diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. An ideal clinical handbook for a wide range of medical professionals, this handbook includes international guidelines, clinically relevant clinical trial data, and an introduction to emerging therapies.  Handbook of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis is a comprehensive overview of recent advances in this indication, enhanced by high quality figures and clinical images.

  • Melanoma development : Molecular biology, genetics and clinical application / Anja K. Bosserhoff, editor

    This book focuses on malignant melanoma, discussing the current state of scientific knowledge and providing insights into the underlying basic mechanisms, the molecular changes, genetics and genomics.

    Human Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer affecting an increasing population, and a better understanding of its development will help in finding sophisticated targeted therapies.

    The second revised edition features the latest research findings and offers updates on the latest advances and potential novel melanoma therapies.

    It is a valuable resource for researchers and clinicians working in the fields of melanoma, cancer research and therapy as well as dermatology.

  • Image-based multilevel biomechanical modeling for fall-induced hip fracture / Yunhua Luo

  • Silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles : an insight into targeted drug delivery and toxicology / Mariela A. Agotegaray, Verónica L. Lassalle

  • Hospital medicine : perspectives, practices and professional development / Robert J. Habicht, Mangla S. Gulati, editors
    ​This practical resource provides hospitalists of all levels a comprehensive foundation for understanding the critical elements of hospital medicine. Beginning with an overview of the healthcare system, chapters provide relevant insights on management, regulations, evidence-based approaches, an awareness of safety and economic concerns and professional development skills. Perspectives on how hospitalist and hospital medicine teams can effectively engage this system to provide cost-effective, high-quality care are offered throughout this volume. With real-world guidance on the major tenets of hospital medicine, Hospital Medicine will serve as the definitive guide to a successful career in this rapidly evolving specialty.

  • Bipolar disorder in older age patients / Susan W. Lehmann, Brent P. Forester, editors
    This book provides a comprehensive but practical understanding of the clinical approach to evaluating and caring for older people with bipolar disorder. Aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis, clinical course, and management of bipolar disorder are explained; in particular, attention is drawn to the implications of comorbidities and medical complexity for the psychiatric care of older individuals with the disorder. On the other hand, similarities to treatment in younger patients are also identified. The coverage includes thorough review of current research in the field. Clinical case vignettes are used throughout to highlight practical points, and each chapter includes "clinical pearls" that summarize key points for the clinician. The book closes by examining anticipated research directions and the future needs of this patient population. Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients will be an ideal update for the practicing community or geriatric psychiat rist working with older patients with bipolar disorder.

  • Internet of things and big data technologies for next generation healthcare / Chintan Bhatt, Nilanjan Dey, Amira S. Ashour, editors

    This comprehensive book focuses on better big-data security for healthcare organizations. Following an extensive introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare including challenging topics and scenarios, it offers an in-depth analysis of medical body area networks with the 5th generation of IoT communication technology along with its nanotechnology. It also describes a novel strategic framework and computationally intelligent model to measure possible security vulnerabilities in the context of e-health. Moreover, the book addresses healthcare systems that handle large volumes of data driven by patients' records and health/personal information, including big-data-based knowledge management systems to support clinical decisions. Several of the issues faced in storing/processing big data are presented along with the available tools, technologies and algorithms to deal with those problems as well as a case study in healthcare analytics.

    Addressing trust, privacy, and security issues as well as the IoT and big-data challenges, the book highlights the advances in the field to guide engineers developing different IoT devices and evaluating the performance of different IoT techniques. Additionally, it explores the impact of such technologies on public, private, community, and hybrid scenarios in healthcare. This book offers professionals, scientists and engineers the latest technologies, techniques, and strategies for IoT and big data.

  • Psychotherapy : a practical guide / Jeffery Smith
    This title combines the many schools of thought on psychotherapy into one reader-friendly guide that coaches psychotherapists through the various techniques needed as the field expands. Unlike any other book on the market, this text considers all of the simultaneous advances in the field, including the neurobiology of emotions, the importance of the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness meditation, and the role of the body in healing. Written with genuine respect for all traditions from CBT to psychodynamics, the book unifies views of psychopathology and cure based on the notion of the mind-brain as an organ of affect regulation. The book accounts for the tasks that characterize psychotherapist activity in all therapies, how they are performed, and how they result in therapeutic change. The book also reviews the various pathologies seen in general practice and guides the reader to the specific therapist-patient interactions needed for their resolution.
    With its big-picture focus on clinical practice, Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide is a concise resource for students, psychotherapists, psychologists, residents, and all who seek to integrate what is new in psychotherapy.

  • Japanese Psychotherapies : Silence and Body-Mind Interconnectedness in Morita, Naikan and Dohsa-hou / Velizara Chervenkova

    The book presents three Japanese psychotherapeutic approaches, Morita, Naikan, and Dohsa-hou, in the chronological order of their development, giving a thorough account of both their underlying concepts and practical applications. In addition to describing their idiosyncrasies, a major focus of the book is also to elucidate as to how the deeply imprinted cultural specificities of these approaches, emanating from their common cultural ground, converge to two focal points--silence and body-mind interconnectedness--that vest the approaches with their therapeutic power. In so doing, the book gives an insight into the intrinsic dynamics of the methods and emphasizes on their potential for universal applicability notwithstanding their indisputable cultural peculiarities. This self-contained and well-structured book fills the gap in the yet scarce English-language literature on Japanese psychotherapies.

  • International Perspectives on Psychotherapy

    This clear-sighted resource critically examines the status of clinical psychology practice across the diverse regions of the world. Dispatches from North and Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, China, South Korea, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere illustrate in depth the universality of mental distress and disorders, and the intersection of local knowledge and established standards in providing effective care. Pathology and its treatment are viewed in light of cultural values, belief systems, ethics, and norms, reflecting the evolution of clinical practice toward personalized care and culturally sensitive intervention. This important information serves a number of immediate and long-term goals, including developing culture-specific diagnoses and treatments, improving professional competencies, and the ongoing exchange of ideas within a global field to benefit all patients worldwide.

    Coverage compares key areas such as:

    #65533; Concepts of mental pathology and health.

    #65533; The sociopolitical aspects of psychology, rooted in the history of the country/region.

    #65533; Popularly used approaches to intervention.

    #65533; Types of services and providers.

    #65533; The state of training and credentialing.

    #65533; Relationships between clinical psychology and indigenous healing traditions.

    The audience for Clinical Psychology across the World includes advanced undergraduate and graduate students and trainees/interns in clinical psychology, as well as developers of training programs. It can also serve as a valuable supplementary text for seminars or lectures on clinical psychology.

  • The digitalization of healthcare : electronic records and the disruption of moral orders / Ian P. McLoughlin, Karin Garrety, and Rob Wilson
    R 864 M356 2017eb

  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation : the international handbook / edited by Barbara A. Wilson, Jill Winegardner, Caroline M. van Heugten and Tamara Ownsworth
    RC 387.5 N4847 2017eb

  • Mobile point-of-care monitors and diagnostic device design / edited by Walter Karlen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ; Krzysztof Iniewski, managing editor, CMOS Emerging Technologies Research Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    R857.M3 M63 2015

  • Wi-Fi enabled healthcare Ali Youssef, Douglas McDonald II, Jon Linton, Bob Zemke, Aaron Earle
    R119.95 .Y68 2014

    Focusing on its recent proliferation in hospital systems, Wi-Fi Enabled Healthcareexplains how Wi-Fi is transforming clinical work flows and infusing new life into the types of mobile devices being implemented in hospitals. Drawing on first-hand experiences from one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, it covers the key areas associated with wireless network design, security, and support.

    Reporting on cutting-edge developments and emerging standards in Wi-Fi technologies, the book explores security implications for each device type. It covers real-time location services and emerging trends in cloud-based wireless architecture. It also outlines several options and design consideration for employee wireless coverage, voice over wireless (including smart phones), mobile medical devices, and wireless guest services.

    This book presents authoritative insight into the challenges that exist in adding Wi-Fi within a healthcare setting. It explores several solutions in each space along with design considerations and pros and cons. It also supplies an in-depth look at voice over wireless, mobile medical devices, and wireless guest services.

    The authors provide readers with the technical knowhow required to ensure their systems provide the reliable, end-to-end communications necessary to surmount today's challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. The shared experience and lessons learned provide essential guidance for large and small healthcare organizations in the United States and around the world.

    This book is an ideal reference for network design engineers and high-level hospital executives that are thinking about adding or improving upon Wi-Fi in their hospitals or hospital systems.

  • Ophthalmology imaging and applications / edited by E.Y.K. Ng, U. Rajendra Acharya, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, Jasjit S. Suri
    RC78.7.D53 O64 2014

    Edited by and featuring contributions from world-class researchers, Ophthalmological Imaging and Applications offers a unified work of the latest human eye imaging and modeling techniques that have been proposed and applied to the diagnosis of ophthalmologic problems, including inflammation, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. With a focus on theory, basic principles, and results derived from research, the book:

    Explores various morphological, textural, higher-order spectral, and wavelet transformation techniques used to extract salient features from images of the human eye Examines 2D and 3D finite element and boundary element models of the human eye developed to simulate thermal steady-state conditions Addresses the difficult task of benchmarking the validity of human eye imaging techniques and computer-simulated results with experimental measurements

    Intended to be a companion to Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology , this volume covers several aspects of multimodal ophthalmological imaging and applications, presenting information in an accessible manner to appeal to a wide audience of students, researchers, and practitioners. Ophthalmological Imaging and Applications considers promising simulations that pave the way for new possibilities in computational methods for eye health care.

  • Image analysis and modeling in ophthalmology / editors, E.Y.K. Ng, U. Rajendra Acharya, Jasjit S. Suri, Aurelio Campilho
    RE79.I42 I43 2014

    Digital fundus images can effectively diagnose glaucoma and diabetes retinopathy, while infrared imaging can show changes in the vascular tissues. Likening the eye to the conventional camera, Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmologyexplores the application of advanced image processing in ocular imaging. This book considers how images can be used to effectively diagnose ophthalmologic problems. It introduces multi-modality image processing algorithms as a means for analyzing subtle changes in the eye. It details eye imaging, textural imaging, and modeling, and highlights specific imaging and modeling techniques.

    The book covers the detection of diabetes retinopathy, glaucoma, anterior segment eye abnormalities, instruments on detection of glaucoma, and development of human eye models using computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer principles to predict inner temperatures of the eye from its surface temperature. It presents an ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) system for anterior chamber angle imaging and proposes an automated anterior segment eye disease classification system that can be used for early disease diagnosis and treatment management. It focuses on the segmentation of the blood vessels in high-resolution retinal images and describes the integration of the image processing methodologies in a web-based framework aimed at retinal analysis.

    The authors introduce the A-Levelset algorithm, explore the ARGALI system to calculate the cup-to-disc ratio (CDR), and describe the Singapore Eye Vessel Assessment (SIVA) system, a holistic tool which brings together various technologies from image processing and artificial intelligence to construct vascular models from retinal images. The text furnishes the working principles of mechanical and optical instruments for the diagnosis and healthcare administration of glaucoma, reviews state-of-the-art CDR calculation detail, and discusses the existing methods and databases.

    Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmologyincludes the latest research development in the field of eye modeling and the multi-modality image processing techniques in ocular imaging. It addresses the differences, performance measures, advantages and disadvantages of various approaches, and provides extensive reviews on related fields.

  • Tomosynthesis imaging / edited by Ingrid Reiser, Stephen Glick
    RC78.7.T6 T66 2014

    An innovative, three-dimensional x-ray imaging technique that enhances projection radiography by adding depth resolution, Tomosynthesis Imagingexplores tomosynthesis, an emerging limited-angle tomographic imaging technology that is being considered for use in a range of clinical applications, and is currently being used for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. While conventional mammography has been very successful in reducing breast cancer mortality, it is not perfect. A major limitation of mammography is that the recorded image represents the superposition of complex three-dimensional structures in the breast onto a two-dimensional plane, making detection and diagnosis of breast cancer challenging.

    Tomosynthesis produces quasi-three-dimensional images that can significantly enhance the visualization of important diagnostic features. This book highlights the flexibility of tomosynthesis systems for new clinical applications, and provides a detailed discussion of the tomosynthesis acquisition process and the impact of physical factors. It explores such topics as acquisition parameters, system components, modeling, image reconstruction algorithms, and system evaluation.

    Provides in-depth coverage of system design considerations, as well as image reconstruction strategies Describes the current state of clinical applications of tomosynthesis, including imaging of the breast and chest, as well as its use in radiotherapy Illustrates the merits of tomosynthesis imaging and its potential clinical applications in imaging of the breast and chest, as well as for radiation therapy

    Divided into five sections, this text delves into the history and development of tomosynthesis. It introduces tomosynthesis imaging, discusses imaging system design considerations, and reviews image reconstruction algorithms that have been developed for tomosynthesis. It also describes system evaluation methodologies, emphasizes current clinical applications, and examines the future direction for tomosynthesis.

  • mHealth multidisciplinary verticals / edited by Sasan Adibi
    R858 .M44 2015

    An in-depth overview of the emerging concept; Mobile Health (mHealth), mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals links applications and technologies to key market and vendor players. It also highlights interdependencies and synergies between various stakeholders which drive the research forces behind mHealth. The book explores the trends and directions where this vertical market is headed.

    Divided into nine sections, the book covers a number of multidisciplinary verticals within the field of mHealth such as:

    Preventive and curative medicine Consumer and patient-centric approaches Psychological, behavioral, and mental verticals Social perspectives Education, adoption, and acceptance Aged care and the aging population Regional, geographical, and public-health perspectives Technology implications Cloud applications

    The book collates emerging and diverse mHealth applications into a single resource. The result of extensive research, the book is a collaborative effort between experts from more than 20 countries, who have been carefully reviewed and selected by the team of reviewers. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to health informatics and provides a roadmap to current and future directions of mHealth.

  • Microfluidics and nanotechnology : biosensing to the single molecule limit / edited by Eric Lagally, Western Govenors University ; managing editor, Krzysztof Iniewski, CMOS Emerging Technologies Research Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    R857.B54 M548 2014

    An increasing number of technologies are being used to detect minute quantities of biomolecules and cells. However, it can be difficult to determine which technologies show the most promise for high-sensitivity and low-limit detection in different applications.

    Microfluidics and Nanotechnology: Biosensing to the Single Molecule Limit details proven approaches for the detection of single cells and even single molecules--approaches employed by the world's foremost microfluidics and nanotechnology laboratories. While similar books concentrate only on microfluidics or nanotechnology, this book focuses on the combination of soft materials (elastomers and other polymers) with hard materials (semiconductors, metals, and glass) to form integrated detection systems for biological and chemical targets. It explores physical and chemical--as well as contact and noncontact--detection methods, using case studies to demonstrate system capabilities. Presenting a snapshot of the current state of the art, the text:

    Explains the theory behind different detection techniques, from mechanical resonators for detecting cell density to fiber-optic methods for detecting DNA hybridization, and beyond Examines microfluidic advances, including droplet microfluidics, digital microfluidics for manipulating droplets on the microscale, and more Highlights an array of technologies to allow for a comparison of the fundamental advantages and challenges of each, as well as an appreciation of the power of leveraging scalability and integration to achieve sensitivity at low cost

    Microfluidics and Nanotechnology: Biosensing to the Single Molecule Limit not onlyserves as a quick reference for the latest achievements in biochemical detection at the single-cell and single-molecule levels, but also provides researchers with inspiration for further innovation and expansion of the field.

  • Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy and imaging : principles and applications in biomedical diagnostics / edited by Laura Marcu, Paul M.W. French, Daniel S. Elson
    RC78.7.F5 F58 2015

    During the past two decades, there has been an increasing appreciation of the significant value that lifetime-based techniques can add to biomedical studies and applications of fluorescence. Bringing together perspectives of different research communities, Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging: Principles and Applications in Biomedical Diagnostics explores the remarkable advances in time-resolved fluorescence techniques and their role in a wide range of biological and clinical applications.

    Broadly accessible, the book captures the state-of-the-art of fluorescence lifetime metrology and imaging and provides current perspectives on their applications to biomedical studies of intact tissues and medical diagnosis. The text introduces these techniques within the wider context of fluorescence spectroscopy and describes basic principles underlying current instrumentation for fluorescence lifetime imaging and metrology (FLIM). It also covers the wide range of methods, including single channel (point) spectroscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, and single- and multi-photon excitation.

    Edited by pioneers in this field, with contributions from leading experts, the book includes an overview of complementary techniques that help researchers beginning FLIM research. It offers a comprehensive treatment of fundamental principles, instrumentation, analytical methods, and applications. It also provides an overview of the label-free contrast available from lifetime measurements of tissue autofluorescence and the prospects for exploiting this for clinical applications and biomedical research including drug discovery.

  • Viral diagnostics : advances and applications / edited by Robert S. Marks, Leslie Lobel, Amadou Alpha Sall
    RC114.5 .V57 2013

    This book illustrates a variety of challenges that bug hunters try to solve. It is an outstanding collection of the insights and expertise of an interdisciplinary group of researchers from all walks of life: virologists, physicians, immunologists, electrochemists, physicists, computer scientists, biotechnologists, epidemiologists, and molecular biologists, all working at the forefront of diagnostics in fields that cross scientific boundaries. Notwithstanding a dire moment as that of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa that saddens us all, we must more than ever peregrinate across oceans, and take the fight to them, as these invisible and exotic but deadly enemies know no barriers and constantly invade our lives. The coming epidemics and killer pandemics require us to continuously innovate in areas of prevention, detection, and therapy.

    The present volume focuses on creating virus alerts or hand-held detectors to bring to the field during an epidemic, when possible, or tools for the healthcare worker to rapidly diagnose the patient's ailment. The authors describe the conventional cell cultures and molecular biology methodologies, while introducing state-of-the-art multidisciplinary biosensors. This book is not a manual, set of protocols, or a textbook; it is a glimpse into the advances of virus diagnostic research. Included are a variety of topics that encompass world health issues, local folklore such as associating outbreaks with witchcraft, problems in getting healthcare workers to the outbreak areas, and insights in viral diagnostic pitfalls.

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