Obstetric Catastrophes Book

Obstetric Catastrophes


  • Author : Carlos Montufar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030700348

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Obstetric Catastrophes Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of critical care obstetrics. The text reviews different diseases and complications that can cause a pregnant patient to go into critical condition, while outlining treatment and management strategies for effective patient care. Critical scenarios covered include obstetric hemorrhage, pulmonary edema in preeclampsia, cardiac arrest, septic shock, abdominal hypertension, uterine rupture, and acute renal failure. Written by experts in the field, Obstetric Catastrophes: A Clinical Guide is a valuable resource for critical care intensivists, obstetricians, and any practitioners involved in the treatment and management of the obstetric patient in critical condition.

Salvage Therapy for Prostate Cancer Book

Salvage Therapy for Prostate Cancer


  • Author : Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030571818

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Salvage Therapy for Prostate Cancer Excerpt :

This book comprehensively covers application of salvage therapy in reccurrent prostate cancer. Chapters focus on specific issues associated with a range of surgical and oncological management techniques and strategies including hormone therapy, lymphnode dissection, robotic prostatectomy and salvage reirradiation after locoregional failure. Learning objectives, and definitions of keywords are provided to aid the reader develop a thorough understanding of the topic and reinforce the key points covered in each chapter. Salvage Therapy for Prostate Cancer provides a detailed practically applicable guide on how salvage therapy can be utilised in the treatment of prostate cancer. It represents a valuable resource for trainee and practicing urologists, oncologists, and specialist nurses.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Book
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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy


  • Author : Yasumasa Nishimura
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431554868

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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Excerpt :

Successful clinical use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) represents a significant advance in radiation oncology. Because IMRT can deliver high-dose radiation to a target with a reduced dose to the surrounding organs, it can improve the local control rate and reduce toxicities associated with radiation therapy. Since IMRT began being used in the mid-1990s, a large volume of clinical evidence of the advantages of IMRT has been collected. However, treatment planning and quality assurance (QA) of IMRT are complicated and difficult for the clinician and the medical physicist. This book, by authors renowned for their expertise in their fields, provides cumulative clinical evidence and appropriate techniques for IMRT for the clinician and the physicist. Part I deals with the foundations and techniques, history, principles, QA, treatment planning, radiobiology and related aspects of IMRT. Part II covers clinical applications with several case studies, describing contouring and dose distribution with clinical results along with descriptions of indications and a review of clinical evidence for each tumor site. The information presented in this book serves as a valuable resource for the practicing clinician and physicist.

Signalling in the Liver Book

Signalling in the Liver


  • Author : D. Häussinger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1998-08-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050124018

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Signalling in the Liver Excerpt :

The hepatocyte adapts its metabolic and excretory function to changes in nutrient supply, xenobiotics, cytokines and hormones, which provides a basis for the role of the liver in the maintenance of the body's homeostasis. Such adaptations of hepatocellular function to the environment require not only structures for recognition of signal molecules and for the sensing of environmental alterations, but also machineries which transfer this information to intracellular effector sites. Considerable progress has been made during recent years with respect to the understanding of membrane-associated receptor systems and the molecular mechanisms by which signals are transduced from these receptors to the effector sites inside the cell, i.e. the nucleus and other organelles, the cytoskeleton and various enzymes. A complex signal transduction network involving a coordinated action of a variety of protein kinase and phosphatase cascades has been identified. Such signalling events are not only important for the understanding of the physiological regulation of liver cell function, but also provide new pathophysiological and therapeutic aspects. This book, the proceedings of a Falk Workshop on `Signalling in the Liver' (Part IV of the Liver Week Freiburg 1997) held in Freiburg, Germany, October 6, brings together an international forum of experts in both basic science and clinical applications.

Acute Pulmonary Embolism Book

Acute Pulmonary Embolism


  • Author : A. Geibel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642511905

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Acute Pulmonary Embolism Excerpt :

The value of echocardiography in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism.- New developments in the thrombolytic therapy of venous thrombosis.- Mechanism of blood coagulation. Newer aspects of anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy.MR-angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.Scintigraphy-ventilation/perfusion scanning and imaging of the embolus.- Clinical course and prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism.- The molecular mechanisms of inherited thombophilia.

Fabrication   Design of Resonant Microdevices Book

Fabrication Design of Resonant Microdevices


  • Author : Behraad Bahreyni
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2008-10-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815519713

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Fabrication Design of Resonant Microdevices Excerpt :

This book discusses the main issues of fabrication and design, and applications of micromachined resonant devices, including techniques commonly used for processing the output signal of resonant micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Concepts of resonance are introduced, with an overview of fabrication techniques for micromachined devices – important to understand as design options will depend on how the device will be fabricated. Also explained: excitation and signal detection methods; an analytic model of device behavior (a valuable design tool); numerical simulation techniques; issues of damping and noise for resonant MEMS; electronic interfacing; packaging issues; and numerous examples of resonant MEMS from academia and industry. Offers numerous academic and industrial examples of resonant MEMS Provides an analytic model of device behaviour Explains two-port systems in detail Devotes ample space to excitation and signal detection methods Covers issues of damping and noise for resonant MEMS, two topics of particular importance for high-Q devices

Practical Management of Pain Book

Practical Management of Pain


  • Author : Honorio MD Benzon
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1379
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323083409

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Practical Management of Pain Excerpt :

Obtain all the core knowledge in pain management you need from one of the most trusted resources in the field. The new edition of Practical Management of Pain gives you completely updated, multidisciplinary overview of every aspect of pain medicine, including evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. In print and online, it is all the expert guidance necessary to offer your patients the best possible relief. "In summary, this is the best explanation of what lies behind MRI that I have read, taking what can be a dry subject and making it readily understandable and really interesting. I would recommend it to anyone starting their MRI training and anyone trying to teach MRI to others." Reviewed by RAD Magazine, June 2015 Understand and apply the latest developments in pain medicine with brand-new chapters covering disability assessment, central post-stroke pain, chronic widespread pain, and burn pain. Effectively ease your patients' pain with today's best management techniques, including joint injections, ultrasound-guided therapies, and new pharmacologic agents (such as topical analgesics). Access up-to-the-minute knowledge on all aspects of pain management, from general principles to specific management techniques, with contributions from renowned experts in the field. Read the full text and view all the images online at expertconsult.com. Understand and apply the latest developments in pain management with brand-new chapters covering disability assessment, central post-stroke pain, widespread chronic pain, and burn pain. Effectively ease your patients' pain with today's best management techniques, including joint injections, ultrasound-guided therapies, and new pharmacologic agents (such as topical analgesics).

The Statesman s Yearbook 2021 Book

The Statesman s Yearbook 2021


  • Author : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-10-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 1381
  • ISBN 10 : 1349959715

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The Statesman s Yearbook 2021 Excerpt :

Now in its 157th edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions.

F  Weinberg International Symposium on Solidification Processing Book

F Weinberg International Symposium on Solidification Processing


  • Author : J. E. Lait
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483287386

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F Weinberg International Symposium on Solidification Processing Excerpt :

This international symposium is in honour of Professor\F\Weinberg who will be retiring from the University of British Columbia this year, following a distinguished career. Six sessions have been organized on Fundamentals of Solidification, Non-ferrous Casting Processes, Continuous and Static Casting of Cast Iron, Novel Solidification Studies and Semiconductor and Optoelectronic Crystal Growth, addressing the state-of-the art in each of these areas. Keynote speakers for the six sessions are: Dr\K\Jackson, Dr\N\Bryson, Prof\H\A\Frederiksson, Prof\I\Minkoff, Prof\M\C\Flemings and Prof\R\Brown.

Fabrication and Self Assembly of Nanobiomaterials Book

Fabrication and Self Assembly of Nanobiomaterials


  • Author : Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323417358

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Fabrication and Self Assembly of Nanobiomaterials Excerpt :

Fabrication and Self-Assembly of Nanobiomaterials presents the most recent findings regarding the fabrication and self-assembly of nanomaterials for different biomedical applications. Respected authors from around the world offer a comprehensive look at how nanobiomaterials are made, enabling knowledge from current research to be used in an applied setting. Recent applications of nanotechnology in the biomedical field have developed in response to an increased demand for innovative approaches to diagnosis, exploratory procedures and therapy. The book provides the reader with a strong grounding in emerging biomedical nanofabrication technologies, covering numerous fabrication routes for specific applications are described in detail and discussing synthesis, characterization and current or potential future use. This book will be of interest to professors, postdoctoral researchers and students engaged in the fields of materials science, biotechnology and applied chemistry. It will also be highly valuable to those working in industry, including pharmaceutics and biotechnology companies, medical researchers, biomedical engineers and advanced clinicians. An up-to-date and highly structured reference source for practitioners, researchers and students working in biomedical, biotechnological and engineering fields A valuable guide to recent scientific progress, covering major and emerging applications of nanomaterials in the biomedical field Proposes novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies in fabrication and self-assembly

Family Caregiving in the New Normal Book

Family Caregiving in the New Normal


  • Author : Joseph Gaugler
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124171299

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Family Caregiving in the New Normal Excerpt :

Family Caregiving in the New Normal discusses how the drastic economic changes that have occurred over the past few years have precipitated a new conversation on how family care for older adults will evolve in the future. This text summarizes the challenges and potential solutions scientists, policy makers, and clinical providers must address as they grapple with these changes, with a primary focus given to the elements that may impact how family caregiving is organized and addressed in subsequent decades, including sociodemographic trends like divorce, increased participation of women in the workforce, geographic mobility, fewer children in post-baby boom families, chronic illness trends, economic stressors, and the current policy environment. A section on the support of caregivers includes technology-based solutions that examine existing models, personal health records, and mobile applications, big data issues, decision-making support, person-centered approaches, crowd-sourced caregiving such as blogs and personal websites that have galvanized caregivers, and new methods to combine paid and unpaid forms of care. Provides a concise "roadmap" of the demographic, economic, health trends, and policy challenges facing family caregivers Presents potential solutions to caregiving so that scientists, policymakers, and clinical providers can best meet the needs of families and communities in the upcoming decades Includes in-depth, diverse stories of caregivers of persons with different diseases who share perspectives Covers person-centered care approaches to family caregiving that summarize effective community-based services of psychosocial intervention models Examines how existing efficacious models can more effectively reach and serve individual families

Facial Trauma Surgery E Book Book

Facial Trauma Surgery E Book


  • Author : Amir H Dorafshar
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2019-02-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323509602

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Facial Trauma Surgery E Book Excerpt :

Offering authoritative guidance and a multitude of high-quality images, Facial Trauma Surgery: From Primary Repair to Reconstruction is the first comprehensive textbook of its kind on treating primary facial trauma and delayed reconstruction of both the soft tissues and craniofacial bony skeleton. This unique volume is a practical, complete reference for clinical presentation, fracture pattern, classification, and management of patients with traumatic facial injury, helping you provide the best possible outcomes for patients’ successful reintegration into work and society. Explains the basic principles and concepts of primary traumatic facial injury repair and secondary facial reconstruction. Offers expert, up-to-date guidance from global leaders in plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, and oculoplastic surgery. Covers innovative topics such as virtual surgical planning, 3D printing, intraoperative surgical navigation, post-traumatic injury, treatment of facial pain, and the roles of microsurgery and facial transplantation in the treatment facial traumatic injuries. Includes an end commentary in every chapter provided by Dr. Paul Manson, former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a pioneer in the field of acute treatment of traumatic facial injuries. Features superb photographs and illustrations throughout, as well as evidence-based summaries in current areas of controversy.

Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics Book

Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics


  • Author : Gerald Friedman
  • Publisher : Lippincott
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 840
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015038551399

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Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics Excerpt :

This instrumental guide concentrates on the pharmacologic treatment for specific gastrointestinal situations, including motility disorders, pregnancy and cirrhosis. Primary emphasis is placed on the mechanisms of drugs and their therapeutic benefit. The book is divided in 15 sections covering: fundamentals of GI pharmacology; acid-related disorders; motility disorders; functional GI disorders; pain management; GI water flux; infections of the gut; acute and chronic noninfectious inflammatory states; pharmacologic therapy for hepatic disorders; biliary pharmacolgy; pancreas; pharmacology of GI vasculature; special issues; and drug assessment.

Face Processing  Advanced Modeling and Methods Book

Face Processing Advanced Modeling and Methods


  • Author : Wenyi Zhao
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 0080488846

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Face Processing Advanced Modeling and Methods Excerpt :

Major strides have been made in face processing in the last ten years due to the fast growing need for security in various locations around the globe. A human eye can discern the details of a specific face with relative ease. It is this level of detail that researchers are striving to create with ever evolving computer technologies that will become our perfect mechanical eyes. The difficulty that confronts researchers stems from turning a 3D object into a 2D image. That subject is covered in depth from several different perspectives in this volume. Face Processing: Advanced Modeling and Methods begins with a comprehensive introductory chapter for those who are new to the field. A compendium of articles follows that is divided into three sections. The first covers basic aspects of face processing from human to computer. The second deals with face modeling from computational and physiological points of view. The third tackles the advanced methods, which include illumination, pose, expression, and more. Editors Zhao and Chellappa have compiled a concise and necessary text for industrial research scientists, students, and professionals working in the area of image and signal processing. Contributions from over 35 leading experts in face detection, recognition and image processing Over 150 informative images with 16 images in FULL COLOR illustrate and offer insight into the most up-to-date advanced face processing methods and techniques Extensive detail makes this a need-to-own book for all involved with image and signal processing

Face Detection and Recognition on Mobile Devices Book

Face Detection and Recognition on Mobile Devices


  • Author : Haowei Liu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-25
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124171282

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Face Detection and Recognition on Mobile Devices Excerpt :

This hands-on guide gives an overview of computer vision and enables engineers to understand the implications and challenges behind mobile platform design choices. Using face-related algorithms as examples, the author surveys and illustrates how design choices and algorithms can be geared towards developing power-saving and efficient applications on resource constrained mobile platforms. Presents algorithms for face detection and recognition Explains applications of facial technologies on mobile devices Includes an overview of other computer vision technologies