Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management

 Epidemiology  Comments Off on Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management
Mar 152018

Effective healthcare delivery is a vital concern for citizens and communities across the globe. The numerous facets of this industry require constant re-evaluation and optimization of management techniques.

The Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging strategies and methods for delivering optimal healthcare opportunities and solutions. Highlighting issues relating to decision making, process optimization, and technological applications, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, administrators, students, professionals, and researchers interested in achieving superior healthcare solutions.

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Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor, 5th Edition

 Orthopedics  Comments Off on Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor, 5th Edition
Mar 152018

Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

The Fifth Edition of this best-selling reference is a compendium of evidence-based approaches to the most common presenting complaints. Covering both musculoskeletal and visceral complaints, this text is intended to direct the chiropractor toward an appropriate plan of approach in both diagnostic evaluation and care. Highlighting these approaches are flowcharts (algorithms), relevant historical questioning, and summaries of common conditions related to the presenting complaint.

What’s New in the 5th Edition?
• Additional disorders added to Selected Causes at the conclusion of chapters
• Addition of Likelihood Ratio graphics
• Addition of approximately 500 new references
• New Appendix: Evidence Based Approach to the Literature
• Expanded Appendix: Pharmacology for the Chiropractor includes newer drugs and further explains the classifications of medications mechanisms
• Translation into Practice Summary (TIPS) for most of the orthopedic chapters
• Updated Algorithms: Cervical spine, Lumbar spine, Shoulder, Knee






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Aortic Dissection: Simulation Tools for Disease Management and Understanding

 Miscellaneous  Comments Off on Aortic Dissection: Simulation Tools for Disease Management and Understanding
Mar 152018

This thesis addresses computation fluid dynamics modelling of aortic dissection (AD), in order to generate in silico diagnostic information and assess ‘virtual surgery’ outcomes. The thesis introduces several important advances in the modelling of aortic dissection and lays essential groundwork for further development of this technology. The work thesis represents a unique and major step forward in our understanding of AD using a patient-specific, systematic and coherent simulation approach, and is currently the most advanced work available on AD.
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Microbiota in Health and Disease: From Pregnancy to Childhood

 Microbiology, Ob/Gynae  Comments Off on Microbiota in Health and Disease: From Pregnancy to Childhood
Mar 152018

This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the vital relationship between human microbiota and infant and child health. Renowned clinical-experimental experts in this field discuss the development of microbiota during early life and review the environmental inputs that affect the developing infant’s gut microbiota, such as early diet and (postnatal) medical interventions. They further describe the interplay between gut microbiota and functional systems of the body, from the immune system to the central nervous system.The book discusses a range of infant and childhood diseases that are associated with microbial changes or dysbiosis, such as gastrointestinal disorders, allergic diseases, autoimmune disorders and respiratory disorders. Additionally mechanisms by which microbial dysbiosis may influence behaviour in infants are discussed. Other topics include the use of current tools in molecular microbiology for microbiota-related research and clinical practice. In the management of particular paediatric disorders, the potential of microbial manipulation with pre- and probiotics during infancy and childhood is increasingly being investigated. This book presents the evidence supporting their use in practice and reviews safety aspects.Microbiota in health and disease: from pregnancy to childhood has the ambition to provide the reader with an overview of the most recent and stunning advances in the field of infant and child microbiota and their role in health, disease and prevention. As such, it is an excellent resource for health care professionals, students and researchers in the field of life sciences.






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Handbook of Nutrition in Heart Health

 Nutrition  Comments Off on Handbook of Nutrition in Heart Health
Mar 152018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality remains the primary cause of death worldwide, despite the decline in developed countries. CVD includes a variety of heart and vascular conditions: hypertensive heart disease, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. Some risk factors such as age, gender, and family history cannot be changed. Other causes, including diet, tobacco, drugs of abuse, alcohol, and lack of exercise, can be altered. In this book, experts review the validity of various dietary approaches in prevention and treatment of CVD for promotion of heart health. In summary, nutrients, nutraceuticals, macronutrients, and gastrointestinal microbes modified by prebiotics and probiotics play important roles in heart health and disease.The five sections in the book give an overview of the role of vitamins and minerals, nutrition and nutrition counselling, dietary supplements, herbs and foods, protein and energy, and microbes. A useful part of the chapters in this book are the key facts and summary points.
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Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults

 Occupational Therapy  Comments Off on Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults
Mar 152018

The role of measurement and the benefits of outcome measures are defined as important tools used to document change in one or more constructs over time, help to describe a client’s condition, formulate a prognosis, as well as to evaluate the effects of occupational therapy intervention.

Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults: 100 Instruments for Measuring Occupational Performance presents over 100 outcome measures in the form of vignettes that encompass a brief description of each instrument, a review of its psychometric properties, its advantages and disadvantages, administration procedures, permissions to use, author contact information, as well as where and how to procure the instrument.

Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults by Dr. Kevin Bortnick narrows down the list of possible choices for the occupational therapy student or clinician to only those with an amount of peer review, bibliographic citations, as well as acceptance within the profession. The text also includes research-based information with text citations and has over 100 tables, diagrams, and figures.

Included in the review of each outcome measure:
Description: A brief record of the measure.
Psychometrics: A review of the level of research evidence that either supports or does not support the instrument, including such items as inter-rater, intra-rater, and test-retest reliabilities, as well as internal consistencies and construct validities among others.

Advantages: Synopsis of the benefits of using the measure over others including its unique attributes.
Disadvantages: A summary of its faults. For example, the amount of research evidence may be limited or the measure may be expensive.

Administration: Information regarding how to administer, score, and interpret results.
Permissions: How and where to procure the instrument, such as websites where it may be purchased or journal articles or publications that may contain the scale.
Summary: A brief summation of important information.

Occupational Therapy Assessments for Older Adults: 100 Instruments for Measuring Occupational Performance encourages occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants to expand their thinking about the use of appropriate outcome measures with older adult populations. Using the appropriate outcome measure based on evidence can aid in the promotion of health, well-being, and participation of clients

About the Author
Kevin Bortnick, OTD, OT/L is an occupational therapist, researcher, and author. He holds a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida as well as a master’s degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Raised in Michigan, where he received his undergraduate training in General Studies from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, he naturally enjoys the outdoors and conservation. He is currently involved in neurocognitive disorder-related research and is working on his next book. You can follow him on Facebook with the same name.





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Measuring Occupational Performance, Third Edition

 Occupational Therapy  Comments Off on Measuring Occupational Performance, Third Edition
Mar 152018

As the profession of occupational therapy continues to mature and expand its practice, the measurement of occupational performance is one of the key avenues that all practicing clinicians will need to explore and master. Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition summarizes the measurement tools needed to assess client occupational performance, to provide the best intervention, and to document the effectiveness of that intervention. These measurement tools are not just a compilation of all that are available for measurement relevant to occupational therapy; they are an elite group of tools carefully selected by the editors through a process of rigorous theoretical, clinical, and scientific reasoning.

In this Third Edition, Drs. Mary Law, Carolyn Baum, and Winnie Dunn have updated current chapters and added new topics that have not been covered in past editions, such as a chapter on measuring school performance, a key area of practice. Also included is a chapter on measurement principles and development to highlight the concepts common to all the measures included in the text. The Third Edition also has a focus on the best measures and measures that are used most frequently.

Features of the Third Edition:
Offers insight into the importance of measuring functional performance, methodologies, measurement issues, and best approach for outcome measurement
Conveys a broad focus on occupational performance and offers examples from a wide range of practice settings and from multiple spots throughout the lifespan
Explains the technical aspects of measurement development and methodologies and which components of functioning are to be measured and how
Develops an understanding of the theoretical aspects and evidence for both standardized tests and non-standardized tests

Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.

New in the Third Edition:
Focus on strengths-based approaches
Measures health and disability at both individual and population levels using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
An emphasis on evidence-based practice and using evidence from other disciplines, not just from occupational therapy
New chapter focused on school-based practice
New content on reliability, validity, and responsiveness
New content on goal attainment
Additional material on decision making in practice

In this changing health care environment, Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition explains how core values and beliefs can be put into everyday practice and is the essential reference manual for the evidence-based occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant student and practitioner.

“The authors draw attention to the use of strength-based approaches versus top-down approaches that help clients to use their own strengths to help overcome deficits during occupational performance.”
-Linda Frasier, OTD, Touro University Nevada, Doody’s Review Service

About the Author
Mary Law, PhD, FCAOT is Professor Emeritus, School of Rehabilitation Science and CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education in the School of Health Professions at the University of Kansas, Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.







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Percutaneous Treatment of Left Side Cardiac Valves: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Cardiologist

 Cardiovascular  Comments Off on Percutaneous Treatment of Left Side Cardiac Valves: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Cardiologist
Mar 152018

After the success of the first two editions, this expanded and extensively revised edition provides the interventional cardiologist with detailed, state of the art information on key techniques and approaches to percutaneous treatment of left side cardiac valve disease, keeping pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution in the discipline.
Many new techniques and resources are now available, including new devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation and new approaches to transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Numerous images will help the reader to understand the steps of each procedure and the characteristics of the different devices available. The potential complications and expected or potential morbidity from each procedure are discussed in depth, along with the best ways to manage them.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has revolutionized the field of interventional cardiology. Initially envisaged as a palliative technique for inoperable patients, it now offe

rs high-risk patients a viable alternative to surgery. Several techniques are also available of transcatheter mitral valve repair, and initial cases of transcatheter mitral valve replacement have also been reported: the interest in these techniques is such that further significant technological advances are expected to be seen over the next few years.
This highly informative, easy to read, and carefully structured guide provides interventional cardiologists with updated knowledge on the application of transcatheter techniques to cardiac valves.








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Atlas of Deep Endometriosis: MRI and Laparoscopic Correlations

 Medical Atlas, Radiology  Comments Off on Atlas of Deep Endometriosis: MRI and Laparoscopic Correlations
Mar 152018

This Atlas presents an MRI-based guide to the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of deep endometriosis. Developed by professionals with a extensive clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of deep endometriosis, it provides a global overview of the disease, from basic clinical aspects of imaging diagnosis, to the correlation with surgical findings and histopathological results.
Deep endometriosis is a serious gynecological condition, which can severely impact on women’s quality of life. It shares the main features of regular endometriosis, but also displays a highly infiltrative pattern, involving multiple organs and leading to severe symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. Atlas of Deep Endometriosis – MRI and Laparoscopic Correlations is a complete guide, intended for radiologists, gynecologists and all other medical professionals interested on the diagnosis and treatment of deep endometriosis.
(NOTE: This title was previously published in 2014 in Portuguese and Spanish and comes from our partnership with Brazilian publhttp://nitroflare.com/view/963001C643DF501/3319716964.pdfisher, Revinter.)








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Behavioral Neuroscience of Orexin/Hypocretin

 Behavioral Sciences  Comments Off on Behavioral Neuroscience of Orexin/Hypocretin
Mar 152018

This issue of Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience focuses on the neuropeptide orexin (hypocretin) and brings together scientists from around the world who will provide a timely discussion of how this peptide regulates behavior. This is a fast-moving field, and with the incorporation of novel technologies, new breakthroughs are likely to continue.
For example, the use of optogenetic approaches has enabled the identification of the role of orexin-containing neurons in arousal states, critical for higher order functioning. From a clinical perspective, genetic polymorphisms in hypocretin/orexin and orexin receptors are implicated in a number of psychiatric disorders. In addition, advanced clinical trials are currently underway for orexin receptor antagonists in the treatment of insomnia and sleep disorders. We aim to capture a broad audience of basic scientists and clinicians.






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