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  • Existential psychotherapy : a genetic-phenomenological approach / Daniel Sousa
    RC489.E93

  • Existential-integrative approaches to treating adolescents / David Shumaker
    RJ503

  • International perspectives on psychotherapy / editor, Stefan G. Hofmann
    RC466.8

  • Medical Decision Making : A Health Economic Primer / by Stefan Felder, Thomas Mayrhofer
    RA410

    This textbook offers a comprehensive analysis of medical decision making under uncertainty by combining Test Information Theory with Expected Utility Theory. The book shows how the parameters of Bayes' theorem can be combined with a value function of health states to arrive at informed test and treatment decisions. The authors distinguish between risk-neutral, risk-averse and prudent decision makers and demonstrate the effects of risk preferences on physicians' decisions. They analyze individual tests, multiple tests and endogenous tests where the test outcome is chosen by the decision maker. Moreover, the topic is examined in the context of health economics by introducing a trade-off between enjoying health and consuming other goods, so that the extent of treatment and thus the potential improvement in the patient's health becomes endogenous. Finally, non-expected utility models of choice under risk and uncertainty (i.e. ambiguity) are presented. While these models can explain observed test and treatment decisions, they are not suitable for normative analyses aimed at providing guidance on medical decision making.


  • Post-trial access to drugs in developing nations global health justice / Evaristus Chiedu Obi
    RM 47 D44 O25 2017eb

  • Radiation Therapy for Extranodal Lymphomas edited by Keisuke Sasai, Masahiko Oguchi
    RM845-862.5

    This book is devoted to sharing the knowledge and experience of expert radiation therapy (RT) for extranodal lymphomas. For that purpose, the authors provide clinical-pathological information, precise RT techniques, and treatment results, i.e., disease control and survival, of all extranodal lymphomas.

    Over the past 10 years, specific techniques have been updated, from 3-dimensional conformal RT to intensity modulated RT / volumetric-modulated arc therapy. Precise targeting such as image-guided RT and active breathing control are now capable of treating lymphoma lesions that shift with respiration or peristalsis.

    This book, serving as a guide, provides the necessary knowledge for radiation oncology, practice, and planning involving the RT techniques of treating extranodal lymphomas. In addition, it equips oncologists, hematologists, and medical oncologists to refer patients with extranodal lymphomas to radiation oncologists for appropriate treatment in a timely manner. Therefore this volume will greatly benefit all oncologists, including radiation and medical oncologists, as well as hematologists.


  • Daily routine in cosmetic dermatology / Maria Claudia Almeida Issa, Bhertha Tamura, editors
    RL72

  • Creating a value proposition for geriatric care the transformation of American healthcare / James S. Powers
    RC952.5

  • Liquid biopsy in cancer patients the hand lens for tumor evolution / Antonio Russo, Antonio Giordano, Christian Rolfo, editors
    RC270

  • PET/CT in melanoma Michael S. Hofman, Rodney J. Hicks, editors
    RC280.M37

  • PET/CT in Hodgkins lymphoma Irfan Kayani, editor
    RC644

  • Software engineering in health care : 4th International Symposium, FHIES 2014, and 6th International Workshop, SEHC 2014, Washington, DC, USA, July 17-18, 2014, Revised selected papers / Michaela Huhn, Laurie Williams (eds.)
    R858.A2

  • Hereditary tyrosinemia : pathogenesis, screening and management / Robert M. Tanguay, editor
    RC632.T9

  • Cardiac surgery : operations on the heart and great vessels in adults and children / Gerhard Ziemer, Axel Haverich, editors
    RD598

    This book describes and illustrates the state of the art surgical procedures employed to treat congenital and acquired disease of the heart and great vessels in adults and children. After an introductory section covering history, risk scoring systems, quality assurance, and databases, the technical prerequisites for successful surgery are discussed. Particular attention is paid to postoperative intensive care management, and tissue engineering and mechanical circulatory support are also considered. The two main sections of the book then present the surgical procedures used in a wide range of congenital anomalies and acquired diseases with the aid of some 700 detailed anatomic and surgical drawings. This book, written by internationally recognized experts from approximately 30 cardiac units, will be invaluable for both novice and experienced surgeons.


  • Front line surgery a practical approach / Matthew J. Martin, Alec C. Beekley, Matthew J. Eckert, editors
    RD156

  • PET/CT in prostate cancer Gary Cook, editor
    RC280.P7

  • A clinician's guide to integrative oncology : what you should be talking about with cancer patients and why / Kylie O'Brien, Avni Sali
    RC270.8

  • Reconstructing the war injured patient Ghassan Soleiman Abu-Sittah, Jamal J. Hoballah, Joseph Bakhach, editors
    RD156

  • Extreme hepatic surgery and other strategies : increasing resectability in colorectal liver metastases / Eduardo de Santibañes, Victoria Ardiles, Fernando A. Alvarez, Virginia Cano Busnelli, Martin de Santibañes, editors
    RD546
    This book describes the diagnoses; staging and management of patients with colorectal liver metastases initially considered unresectable and portrays the different strategies to increase resectability along with their tactics and tricks. Colorectal carcinoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world and according to recent cancer statistics around 1.23 million patients are diagnosed each year. Of these patients, approximately 50% will develop liver metastases during the course of their disease and around 15-25% are found to have stage IV disease at diagnosis. Liver resection has been recognized as the treatment of choice for these patients, offering overall 5-year survival rates of up to 50-60% and the only hope for cure. However, at diagnosis only 10-20% of these patients are possibly amenable to surgical resection with curative intent. The possibility to achieve an R0 resection is many times limited by the amount and quality of the future liver remnant (FLR), being posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) the most feared and severe complication after major liver resections. With the years, diverse strategies have been developed with the intention to increase resectability by increasing the future liver remnant and/or reducing tumor size, e.g. ALPPS. Along with these techniques, associated surgeries are developed including multivisceral resections, which broadens even more the resectability for patients.

  • Oncologic imaging : soft tissue tumors / Heung SIk Kang, Sung Hwan Hong, Ja-Young Choi, Hye Jin Yoo
    RC280.S66
    This book helps readers to overcome the challenges encountered during the imaging diagnosis of soft tissue tumors due to their diversity and the significant overlap in imaging features between different tumors. It does so by fostering familiarization with typical findings and clearly explaining the pattern analysis of soft tissue tumors. The book opens with an overview of diagnostic considerations and discussion of the basic concepts of diagnostic imaging studies and histopathologic examinations. Grading and staging of soft tissue sarcomasare then described.In the second part of the book, radiologic features of soft tissue tumors are reviewed in detail, based on the 2013 WHO classification system.The third part summarizes diagnostic imaging clues, including characteristic imaging findings and radiologic signs that aid in specific diagnosis and differential diagnosis. The book closes by presenting 30 typical cases of soft tissue tumors, with questions, answers, and commentary, in order to help readers to consolidate what they have learned and to hone their diagnostic reasoning skills.

  • ENT core knowledge
    RF46

  • Protein therapeutics / Zuben E. Sauna, Chava Kimchi-Sarfaty, editors
    RS431.P75
    Medicinal chemistry is both science and art. The science of medicinal chemistry offers mankind one of its best hopes for improving the quality of life. The art of medicinal chemistry continues to challenge its practitioners with the need for both intuition and experience to discover new drugs. Hence sharing the experience of drug research is uniquely beneficial to the field of medicinal chemistry. Drug research requires interdisciplinary team-work at the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine. Therefore, the topic-related series Topics in Medicinal Chemistry covers all relevant aspects of drug research, e.g. pathobiochemistry of diseases, identification and validation of (emerging) drug targets, structural biology, drugability of targets, drug design approaches, chemogenomics, synthetic chemistry including combinatorial methods, bioorganic chemistry, natural compounds, high-throughput screening, pharmacological in vitro and in vivo investigations, drug-receptor interactions on the molecular level, structure-activity relationships, drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, toxicology and pharmacogenomics. In general, special volumes are edited by well known guest editors

  • Innovation of diagnosis and treatment for pancreatic cancer / Hiroki Yamaue, editor
    RC280.P25

  • Resistance to molecular therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma Augusto Villanueva, editor
    RC280.L5

  • Psychological, emotional, social and cognitive aspects of implantable cardiac devices / Riccardo Proietti, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Giada Pietrabissa, Gianluca Castelnuovo, editors
    RD598

  • Mechanical circulatory support in end-stage heart failure : a practical manual / Andrea Montalto, Antonio Loforte, Francesco Musumeci, Thomas Krabatsch, Mark S. Slaughter, editors
    RD598
    This book is a detailed practical guide to the use of ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts to provide mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients with end-stage heart failure. It explains why MCS may be indicated, which patients require MCS, when and how to implant ventricular assist devices or a total artificial heart, and how to avoid potential complications of MCS. Management throughout the period of care is described, from preimplantation to follow-up, and both typical and atypical cases are discussed. The text features numerous helpful tips and tricks relating to surgical and nonsurgical management and is supported by a wealth of high-quality illustrations that document preoperative evaluation and implantation technique. Heart transplantation remains the gold standard for the treatment of patients suffering from end-stage heart failure, but the shortage of donors has led to an increase in the use of MCS. This book will assist all physicians, and especially cardiologists and anesthesiologists, who are involved in the care of these patients.

  • Dual-mode electro-photonic silicon biosensors / José Juan Colás
    R857.B54

  • Molecular diagnostics. edited by E. van Pelt-Verkuil, W.B. van Leeuwen, R. te Witt
    RB43.7

  • HIV/AIDS in rural communities research, education, and advocacy / Fayth M. Parks, Gregory S. Felzien, Sally Jue, editors
    RA643.83

  • Inherited neurological disorders diagnosis and case study / Zhi-Ying Wu, editor
    RC346.4

  • Managing BRCA mutation carriers Anees B. Chagpar, editor
    RC268.44.B73

  • Essential and non-essential metals : carcinogenesis, prevention and cancer therapeutics / Anuradha Mudipalli, Judith T. Zelikoff, editors
    RC268.6

  • Principles of diabetes mellitus / Leonid Poretsky, editor
    RC660

  • JIMD reports. Eva Morava, editor-in-chief ; Matthias Baumgartner, Marc Patterson, Shamima Rahman, Johannes Zschocke, editors ; Verena Peters, managing editor
    RC627.8

  • Operative dictations in general and vascular surgery Jamal J. Hoballah, Carol E. H. Scott-Conner, Hui Sen Chong, editors
    RD32
    This text is a fully updated and revised third edition of a highly successful text. The format of this text is unique and has been very successful. A total of 286 short chapters organized into 24 Sections provide operative dictation templates for all of the common and the vast majority of the uncommon and even rare operations performed by general and vascular surgeons. Each chapter also provides a succinct synopsis of the operation through bullet-ed lists which include Indications, Essential Steps, Note these Variations, and Complications. The book thus serves two purposes: these operative dictation templates can be used verbatim when dictating the operative note for a procedure; and the book provides ready reference to the trainee going into the operating room to do the procedure for the first time, or to someone preparing for their Board examinations. Space for notes allows surgeons to personalize the book and turn it into a resource unique to their situation. Fully updated and expanded, Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition includes significant additions that include flexible endoscopic procedures (now recognized as a core part of general surgery training and practice), single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and robotic approaches to the rectum. The endovascular procedures have been significantly expanded, as have the approaches to venous disease and to A-V fistula creation. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition is intended for practicing surgeons, who may modify each template to reflect their own individual practice. It also serves as a concise reminder of essential steps in those operations that may be only rarely performed.

  • Primary well-being : case studies for the growing child / Deborah Kramer
    RJ101

  • Mobile health : sensors, analytic methods, and applications / James M. Rehg, Susan A. Murphy, Santosh Kumar, editors ; foreword by Deborah Estrin
    R858

  • Adult congenital heart disease focusing on intervention / Munetaka Masuda, Koichiro Niwa, editors
    RC687

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis Jozef Rovenský, Burkhard Leeb, Viera Štvrtinová, Richard Imrich, editors
    RC927.5.P6

  • Ear reconstruction / Juarez M. Avelar
    RF127

  • Atlas of infections in neurosurgery and spinal surgery / Ali Akhaddar
    RC359.5

  • Cancer vaccines / Natalia Savelyeva, Christian Ottensmeier, editors
    RC271.I45

    ​Vaccination is an attractive and promising alternative to existing therapeutic treatments against cancer. The chapters in this volume will describe recent developments in the field of cancer vaccines. The focus will be on promising novel vaccination strategies for induction of antibodies and cytotoxic T cells against defined cancer targets including combination with co-stimulatory antibodies. A wide spectrum of vaccines platforms currently being evaluated in phase II and III trials will be reviewed. The importance of selection of the appropriate patient's cohort as well as endpoint assays for immune-monitoring post cancer vaccinations will be discussed.


  • Prevention of injuries in the young dancer Ruth Solomon, John Solomon, Lyle J. Micheli, editors
    RC1220.D35

  • Orofacial disorders : current therapies in orofacial pain and oral medicine / João N. A. R. Ferreira, James Fricton, Nelson Rhodus, editors
    RC815

  • Ophthalmology in extreme environments / Prem S. Subramanian, editor
    RE725

  • TRAIL, Fas Ligand, TNF and TLR3 in cancer Olivier Micheau, editor
    RC270.8

  • Cancer and chemoprevention : an overview / Summya Rashid
    RC268.15
    This book focuses on the most relevant, comprehensive and most recent advances on cancer and chemo prevention. It discusses broadly on Cancer in general, its hallmarks, classification, molecular mechanisms of the outbreak of cancer, factors and major mediators and pathways involved in the progression of cancer. It also discusses about the deregulation in proto oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and DNA repair genes which marks important events towards progression of cancer. The book also talks about the stages of carcinogenesis, role of oxidative stress, inflammatory mediators and apoptosis including mechanisms of action. The proposed book discusses about chemoprevention in general with its importance in the present scenario; when the modern medicine has left us with no option to treat this deadly disease because of being non targeted, costly, unaffordable and associated toxicities. The book also discusses about the mitigation of multi drug resistance, angiogenesis by chemo prevention. Giving more emphasis to chemoprevention, the book also discusses about different chemoprevention strategies currently used in the management of cancer with a few examples of novel chemo preventive agents targeting cancer which have reached clinics and some being at pre-clinical stage. Lastly chemoprevention, its problems, future perspectives and the road ahead has been given. In short it summarizes the material for the reader, be it an undergraduate student, graduate, researcher or an academician who needs information on cancer and chemoprevention in general without emphasizing on a particular type of cancer or a particular pathway involved in its onset and so on.

  • Computational methods in molecular imaging technologies / Vinit Kumar Gunjan, Fahimuddin Shaik, C. Venkatesh, M. Amarnath
    RC78.7.D53

  • Physician mental health and well-being : research and practice / Kirk J. Brower, Michelle B. Riba, editors
    RC451.4.P5

  • Diffuse low-grade gliomas in adults / Hugues Duffau, editor
    RC280.B7

  • Neurodegenerative diseases : pathology, mechanisms, and potential therapeutic targets / Philip Beart, Michael Robinson, Marcus Rattray, Nicholas J. Maragakis, editors
    RC365

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and related median neuropathies : challenges and complications / Scott F.M. Duncan, Ryosuke Kakinoki, editors
    RC422.C26

  • Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation in neurosurgery / Sandro M. Krieg
    RD593

  • Textbook of rapid response systems : concept and implementation / Michael A. DeVita, Ken Hillman, editors
    RA 975.5 E5 T49 2017eb
    The latest edition of the Textbook of Rapid Response Systems is the go-to book on rapid response systems (RRS). Thoroughly updated to incorporate current principles and practice of RRS, the text covers topics such as the logistics of creating an RRS, patient safety, quality of care, evaluating program results, and engaging in systems research.
    Edited and written by internationally recognized experts and innovators in the field, Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition is a valuable resource for medical practitioners and hospital administrators who want to implement and improve a rapid response system. 


  • Clinical cases in LAA occlusion : indication, techniques, devices, implantation / Martin W. Bergmann, Apostolos Tzikas, Nina C. Wunderlich
    RD598.3

  • Health : the basics / Rebecca J. Donatelle (Oregon State University), Amanda Froehlich Chow (University of Saskatchewan), Angela M. Kolen-Thompson (St. Francis Xavier University)
    RA 776 D66 2018
    Created for university and college students taking a personal health course in their first year of study, The heavily revised Health: The Basics provides the foundation they'll need to lead healthy lives, now and in the future. This text was revised to reflect and exemplify "self-awareness, integrity, respect, self-responsibility, and gratitude," and to ensure students were provided with the most current Canadian research and up-to-date statistical information.


    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringHealth does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringHealth, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


    If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringHealth, search for:

    0134659856 / 9780134659855 Health: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition Plus MasteringHealth with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

    Package consists of:

    0134299396 / 9780134299396 Health: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition

    013463554X / 9780134635545 MasteringHealth with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Health: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition


  • Human monitoring, smart health and assisted living : techniques and technologies / edited by Sauro Longhi, Andrea Monteriù and Alessandro Freddi
    R 858 H866 2017eb

    Interest in Information and Communication Technologies for human monitoring, smart health and assisted living is growing due to the significant impact that these technologies are expected to have on improving the quality of life of ageing populations around the world. This book brings together chapters written by a range of researchers working in these topics, providing an overview of the areas and covering current research, developments and applications for a readership of researchers and research-led engineering practitioners. It discusses the promises and the possible advantages of these technologies, and also indicates the challenges for the future.

    Topics covered include: personal monitoring and health data acquisition in smart homes; contactless monitoring of respiratory activity; technology-based assistance of people with dementia; wearable sensors for gesture analysis; design and prototyping of home automation systems for the monitoring of elderly people; multi-sensor platform for circadian rhythm analysis; smart multi-sensor solutions for activity detection; human monitoring based on heterogeneous sensor networks; mobile health for vital signs and gait monitoring systems; and smartphone-based blood pressure monitoring for falls risk assessment.


  • Portable biosensors and point-of-care systems / edited by Spyridon E. Kintzios
    R 857 B54 P67 2017eb

    Portable Biosensors and Point-of-Care Systems describes the principles, design and applications of a new generation of analytical and diagnostic biomedical devices, characterized by their very small size, ease of use, multi-analytical capabilities and speed to provide handheld and mobile point-of-care (POC) diagnostics.

    The book is divided in four Parts. Part I is an in-depth analysis of the various technologies upon which portable diagnostic devices and biosensors are built. In Part II, advances in the design and optimization of special components of biosensor systems and handheld devices are presented. In Part III, a wide scope of applications of portable biosensors and handheld POC devices is described, ranging from the support of primary healthcare to food and environmental safety screening. Diverse topics are covered, including counterterrorism, travel medicine and drug development. Finally, Part IV of the book is dedicated to the presentation of commercially available products including a review of the products of point-of-care in-vitro-diagnostics companies, a review of technologies which have achieved a high Technology Readiness Level, and a special market case study of POC infusion systems combined with intelligent patient monitoring.

    This book is essential reading for researchers and experts in the healthcare diagnostic and analytical sector, and for electronics and material engineers working on portable sensors.


  • A people in danger : effects on health of the 2014 Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip / lead authors are Rita Giacaman and Rula Ghandour (ICPH)
    RA 407.5 G27 G52 2016
    This study aims primarily to describe the effects of the 2014 offensive, bearing in mind the conditions created by the blockade and previous offensives, on the health and well-being of adults (18+ years of age) living in Gaza. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) conducted the study, with technical assistance from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH), analyzing data from the living conditions report survey carried out in the Gaza Strip and West Bank between March and May 2015.

  • Bioanalysis of pharmaceuticals : sample preparation, separation techniques, and mass spectrometry / editors, Steen Honore Hansen, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Norway, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    RM 301.55 B56 2015

    Bioanalysis of Pharmaceuticals: Sample Preparation, Separation Techniques and Mass Spectrometry is the first student textbook on the separation science and mass spectrometry of pharmaceuticals present in biological fluids with an educational presentation of the principles, concepts and applications. It discusses the chemical structures and properties of low- and high-molecular drug substances; the different types of biological samples and fluids that are used; how to prepare the samples by extraction, and how to perform the appropriate analytical measurements by chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods.

    Bioanalysis of Pharmaceuticals: Sample Preparation, Separation Techniques and Mass Spectrometry :

    Is an introductory student textbook discussing the different principles and concepts clearly and comprehensively, with many relevant and educational examples Focuses on substances that are administered as human drugs, including low-molecular drug substances, peptides, and proteins Presents both the basic principles that are regularly taught in universities, along with the practical use of bioanalysis as carried out by researchers in the pharmaceutical industry and in hospital laboratories Is aimed at undergraduate students, scientists, technicians and researchers in industry working in the areas of pharmaceutical analyses, biopharmaceutical analyses, biological and life sciences

    The book includes multiple examples to illustrate the theory and application, with many practical aspects including calculations, thus helping the student to learn how to convert the data recorded by instruments into the real concentration of the drug substances within the biological sample.


  • The practitioner's guide to child art therapy : fostering creativity and relational growth / Annette Shore
    RJ 505 A7 S5 2013eb

    Even in the face of challenging conditions, art therapy treatment offers meaningful opportunities for growth. It's not always easy, though, to navigate the complex interplay of art processes, relational states, and developmental theories. For any clinician looking for guidance on the ins and outs of using art therapy with children, there is no better resource than The Practitioner's Guide to Child Art Therapy . Both graduate students and professionals will find its pages replete with strategies for developing engaging and effective tools for understanding children's creative expression and applying this understanding toward treatment. Clinically relevant and theoretically sound, this book synthesizes the best of the literature on art development, art therapy and child development, while emphasizing the powerful role of art media in fostering creativity and relational growth. Compelling case material and numerous art examples illustrate psychosocial, neurobiological, and attachment theories as well as practical applications, including working with attachment disruptions, anxiety, grief, parental conflict, economic poverty, chemical dependency, child abuse, and autism spectrum disorder.


  • That's Gotta Hurt : The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever / Dr. David Geier
    RD 97 G44 2017
    In That's Gotta Hurt, the orthopaedist David Geier shows how sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable.

    Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That's Gotta Hurt is a fascinating and important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.

  • Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine / William Rosen
    RM 409 R67 2017
    The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.

    As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections.

    William Rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. He explains why, given the complex nature of bacteria--and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms--the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, systematic, trial-and-error experimentation. Organizing that research needs large, well-funded organizations and businesses, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, was born.

    T imely, engrossing, and eye-opening, Miracle Cure is a must-read science narrative--a drama of enormous range, combining science, technology, politics, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity's relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago.

  • How medicines are born : the imperfect science of drugs / Lisa Vozza (Italian Association for Cancer Research, Italy), Maurizio D'Incalci (Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Italy) ; translated by: Andreas Gescher
    RM 301.25 V6913 2017

  • The essential guide to doing a health and social care literature review / Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor
    RA 409 H49 2017

    This step-by-step guide takes the reader logically through the process of undertaking a literature review, from determining when this methodology might be useful, through to publishing the findings. It is designed particularly for students undertaking a dissertation using literature review methodology. However, it also caters to practitioners who wish to review the existing evidence in order to develop practice.

    Key features of the text include:

    a chapter on what makes a good literature review, so that readers are clear and confident about what they#65533;re aiming f∨ discussion of the value of literature reviews, whether for fulfilling the requirements of a course or for developing practice; a chapter structure that reflects the structure of a typical dissertation by literature review, making the material intuitive and easy to navigate; case examples throughout to illustrate how methodological principles work in practice; a troubleshooting guide to provide support and advice on common problems when carrying out a literature review; advice on the dissemination of findings.

    Written by an established author with significant experience teaching and supervising students doing literature reviews, this invaluable text offers systematic and insightful advice on all aspects of literature review methodology, from problem identification to synthesizing information to forming conclusions. It is ideal for any student or practitioner in health and social care looking to undertake a literature review for study or practice purposes.


  • Solving population health problems through collaboration / edited by Ron Bialek, Leslie M. Bietsch, and John W. Moran
    RA 418 B53 2017

    Rapid changes in healthcare and public health offer tremendous opportunities to focus on process improvement. Public health departments and agencies increasingly work collaboratively with hospitals and other community partners to promote knowledge and improve collective impact through public and private sector coalitions. Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration brings together population health experts and leaders to examine evidence-based intervention strategies, case studies in health departments and hospitals, health equity issues, core competencies, public health campaigns, step-by-step collaboration advice, and much more. Each chapter is written by a population health leader shaped by his or her experience implementing change in a community#65533;s health, to demonstrate innovative methods and tools for building and leading sustainable community coalitions to effect real change. Designed to prepare population health workers in public health and healthcare settings to develop strategies for improved population health, this book is required reading for public health managers and health administrators as well as students enrolled in population health courses.


  • Oxford textbook of children's sport and exercise medicine / edited by Neil Armstrong, Professor of Paediatric Physiology, Founding Director of the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre, and Formerly Provost of the University of Exeter, United Kingdom and Willem Van Mechelen, Professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine, Director of the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    RC 1218 C45 P34 2017
    Now consisting of fifty innovative chapters authored by internationally recognised scientists and clinicians, the extensively revised third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine is the fundamental reference work on paediatric exercise medicine and sportscience. Using a scientific evidence-based approach and new insights into understanding the exercising child and adolescent, this title covers a complex and rapidly evolving field.Designed to inform, challenge and support all involved in the study and treatment of the exercising child and adolescent, the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine presents complex scientific and medical material in an accessible and understandable manner. With extensive sectionson Exercise Science, Exercise Medicine, Sport Science and Sport Medicine, chapters comprehensively cover training, physical activity in relation to health issues, the physiology of the young athlete and injury using the research and practical experience of a renowned author team.Fully illustrated and extensively revised, new topics and fully updated material complement the state-of-the-art approach of previous editions. With an increased focus on molecular exercise physiology, close to 75% of the content found in this edition is new material, reflecting the many advancesand developments across this discipline.

  • ACSM's resources for the exercise physiologist / senior editor, Peter Magyari ; associate editors, Randi Lite, Marcus W. Kilpatrick, James E. Schoffstall
    RC 1210 A27 2018
    Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this new edition is essential for certification candidates and practicing Exercise Physiologists. As the official preparation book for the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist examination, the title will guide those seeking certification as they prepare to sit for the exam. For those already practicing, this evidence-based resource will aid in providing the most current, competent guidance to clients. Now fully aligned with the tenth edition of ACSM,,s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, this second edition is reflective of the most current standards in the field.These updates include moving to the new pre-participation guidelines, which represent an important and significant change in the prescription of an exercise program. Incorporating ACSM's Exercise is Medicine#65533; global health initiative throughout this text prepares the EP-C to become uniquely qualified to work with medical professionals to ensure that all patients and clients are participating in a physical activity program. Organized around the scope of ACSM EP-C practice domains, ACSM's Resources for the Exercise Physiologist includes an introductory section focusing on understanding exercise, physical activity, and pre-exercise screening. Coverage of assessment and programming for both healthy and special populations and extensive content about behavior change allows the EP-C to provide program options for varying types of clients. Finally, this text covers the ethics, legal issues, and business of fitness management.

  • ACSM's certification review / senior editor, James R. Churilla ; associate editors, Andrew Bosak, Brittany Montes, Paul Sorace
    RC 1213 A268 2018
    With ACSM's Certification Review as your guide, you can be ready to successfully pass the exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), or Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP). As a review tool, this text will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and then eliminate those areas of weakness with further study. Most importantly, this text will help you advance your career in fitness and exercise. Now aligned with the tenth edition of the ACSM,,s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, this text is reflective of the key changes and the only print resource for the current ACSM certification exams. ACSM's Certification Review is organized into three parts by certification level.

  • Health policy in Canada / Toba Bryant
    RA 395 C3 B82 2016
    Designed to make the subject of health policy accessible to students, this revised and updated text introduces the recent key developments in health policy in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Its chapters guide readers through the various models of policy development and implementation using case studies of actual policies, and offer questions that spark critical thinking. Taking as her focus the organization of health care delivery in Canada, the impact of economic globalization on health policy, and the impact of the market on health policy, Toba Bryant has produced the perfect classroom resource for students in a range of health sectors.

    Features

    includes critical-thinking questions, suggested online resources, and a recommended readings list for each chapter contains new chapter-end glossaries of key terms considers social equity and determinants of health in addition to health care offers content applicable to a variety of disciplines, including nursing, health sciences, medicine, and social work

  • Nobody here will harm you : mass medical evacuation from the eastern Arctic, 1950-1965 / Shawn Selway
    RC 314 S44 2016

    "Perhaps you are wondering why you are brought down from your home leaving your friends and perhaps family behind. The reason is that you are sick, and if you were left at home, you may endanger those at home. So you are here to get well again... But do not be afraid. Nobody here will harm you."? Mountain Views , Hamilton Sanatorium, 1955

    With this quote Shawn Selway begins his thorough investigation of the evacuation of 1,274 Inuit and Cree sufferers of tuberculosis from the Eastern Arctic to Mountain Sanatorium in Hamilton, Ontario, from 1950 to 1965. Selway considers not only the political culture, and the systemic racism within that culture, in which the decisions were made, but also the technological and economic changes that made these relocations possible. Selway carefully documents the impact of the evacuations on the Inuit community and has included an assortment of archival images within the book. This is an important look at a difficult time in our country's history.


  • Health Advocacy, Inc. : how pharmaceutical funding changed the breast cancer movement / Sharon Batt
    R 727.45 B38 2017

    Health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the contentious role of pharma funding. Over the past several decades, a gradual reduction in state funding has pressured patient groups into forming private-sector partnerships. This analysis of Canada's breast cancer movement from 1990 to 2010 shows that the resulting power imbalance undermined the groups' ability to put patients' interests ahead of those of the funders. A movement that once encouraged democratic participation in the development of health policy now eerily echoes the demands of the pharmaceutical industry.


  • How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS / David France
    RA 643.84 N7 F73 2016
    One of The New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2016"

    KOBO "Best of the Year"

    From the creator of the seminal documentary of the same name, an Oscar finalist, the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight.


    Shortly after David France arrived in New York in 1978, the newspaper articles announcing a new cancer specific to gay men seemed more a jab at his new community than a genuine warning. Just three years later, he was reporting on the first signs of what would become an epidemic.
    Intimately reported, suspenseful, devastating, and finally, inspiring, this is the story of the men and women who watched their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large. Confronted with shame and hatred, they chose to fight, starting protests, rallying a diverse community that had just begun to taste liberation in order to demand their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. Throughout, France's unparalleled access to this community immerses us in the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader turned activist; the prominent NIH immunologist with a contentious but enduring relationship with ACT UP; the French high school dropout who finds purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; and the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic.
    Expansive yet richly detailed, How to Survive a Plague is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of civil rights.

  • Meanings of pain / Simon van Rysewyk, editor
    RB 127 M43 2016eb
    Although pain is widely recognized by clinicians and researchers as an experience, pain is always felt in a patient-specific way rather than experienced for what it objectively is, making perceived meaning important in the study of pain. The book contributors explain why meaning is important in the way that pain is felt and promote the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods to study meanings of pain. For the first time in a book, the study of the meanings of pain is given the attention it deserves.
    All pain research and medicine inevitably have to negotiate how pain is perceived, how meanings of pain can be described within the fabric of a person's life and neurophysiology, what factors mediate them, how they interact and change over time, and how the relationship between patient, researcher, and clinician might be understood in terms of meaning.
    Though meanings of pain are not intensively studied in contemporary pain research or thoroughly described as part of clinical assessment, no pain researcher or clinician can avoid asking questions about how pain is perceived or the types of data and scientific methods relevant in discovering the answers.
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