May 252017
 

Managing Neuropathic Pain in the Diabetic Patient


By (author): Loretta Vileikyte, Andrew JM Boulton

A follow-up to the first edition, reviewing neuropathies of long-term complications of diabetes mellitus, its classification and clinical features, diagnosis and staging, and management of neuropathic pain

– Comprehensive review of neuropathic pain and diabetes mellitus from diagnosis to management
– Includes extensive tools for the reader (eg, tables, illustrations)
– A special chapter to review management of neuropathic pain, including metabolic control, pharmacological treatments, and treatment of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy

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May 232017
 

Information Infrastructures within European Health Care: Working with the Installed Base (Health Informatics)


This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.

The book aims to be a resource for those interested in planning and implementing large-scale information infrastructures for novel electronic services in health care. The focus of this book is on the pivotal role of the installed base (i.e. the already existing elements of an infrastructure) for ensuing infrastructural development. 

The book presents rich empirical cases on the design, development and implementation of core infrastructural components (e-prescription and public patient-oriented web platforms) in different national settings across Europe. Therefore, this is a book in which theoretical insights and practical experiences are tightly connected. 

Contributions have been sourced from a network of academics that have been working on the topic for years, and who have previously collaborated and shared a common understanding of the challenges entailed in expanding information infrastructures within healthcare. The book aims to become a reference for those seeking theoretical and empirical insights for conceptualizing and steering the evolution of information infrastructures in healthcare.

The two types of systems (e-prescription and public patient-oriented web platforms) have been selected because they are widespread across Europe, because they invite comparisons, and  because they are exemplary of two different types of aims. E-prescription initiatives are usually seen as opportunities to improve healthcare delivery by systematic and not dramatic change. Public patient-oriented web platforms are seen as opportunities to pursue wider and more radical innovation. 

This book targets researchers, practitioners and students who would benefit from a book providing a comprehensive view to contemporary approaches for the design and deployment of large-scale, inter-organizational systems within healthcare.

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
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May 232017
 

Health Care State Rankings 2011


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Is your state trending toward healthier habits? What kind of exercise activities are popular among residents? Are lyme disease or salmonella infections prevalent where you live? This annual guide features more than 500 tables – compiled from a wealth of authoritative sources – of health care data for the 50 United States plus Washington, Dc. The easy-to-use format makes it easy to compare statistics and to identify important health care trends across the nation. Discover how states rank in teen birth rates, access to doctors, infant mortality, smoking, cancer cases, and so much more. This is a must-have reference for any library serving health policy experts or enthusiasts.
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May 212017
 

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics (Wiley Desktop Editions)


By (author): Nigel Bruce, Daniel Pope, Debbi Stanistreet

Quantitative Research Methods for Health Professionals: A Practical Interactive Course is a superb introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology for the whole health care community.

Drawing examples from a wide range of health research, this practical handbook covers important contemporary health research methods such as survival analysis, Cox regression, and meta-analysis, the understanding of which go beyond introductory concepts.

The book includes self-assessment exercises throughout to help students explore and reflect on their understanding and a clear distinction is made between a) knowledge and concepts that all students should ensure they understand and b) those that can be pursued by students who wish to do so.

The authors incorporate a program of practical exercises in SPSS using a prepared data set that helps to consolidate the theory and develop skills and confidence in data handling, analysis and interpretation.

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May 192017
 

The Health of Nations: The Campaign to End Polio and Eradicate Epidemic Diseases


By (author): Karen Bartlett

“Anyone interested in public health and its interface with politics will find both hope and frustration here. A fascinating look at epidemiology and the challenges that public health workers face.”
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What would a world without disease look like? With the victory against smallpox behind us, polio, malaria and measles each provide their own set of roadblocks as we fight for a world free of epidemic diseases. This might seem a utopian pipe-dream, but that brand new world is a lot closer than you might think.

Writing with the pace of a thriller, Karen Bartlett give us a rare inside look at how both global organizations and local campaigns operate on the frontlines in the war against contagious disease. She reveals why politics will prove to be the final enemy in the fight for global health and how victory in this battle will have profound consequences for the balance of world power and will embolden scientists to make other, even more momentous breakthroughs. Thought-provoking and full of reasons to be hopeful for the future, The Health of Nations is essential reading on one of the greatest challenges we face in the 21st century.
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May 162017
 

BOOK ALONE: INTERMEDIATE EPIDEMIOLOGY: METHODS THAT MATTER


By (author): Manya Magnus

This text provides masters-level public health students with a solid foundation in the epidemiologic methods necessary at the intermediate level. Uniquely light on jargon, the book uses a self-learning approach, with exercises embedded in each page to reinforce concepts and application. The book creates a bridge from student to professional with lively descriptions of career paths for the MPH-level epidemiologist. Complete chapters on program evaluation and implementation and analysis of studies are also provided. Key Features: • Examines the methodological skill set unique to epidemiology at an intermediate level. • Provides practice problems, case studies, discussion sections, and datasets in which to practice the methods learned. • Offers boxed examples from sources such as peer reviewed literature, governmental resources, and lay sources.
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May 162017
 

Clinical Aspects of Natural and Added Phosphorus in Foods (Nutrition and Health)


This comprehensive reference covers the impact of dietary phosphorus in phosphorus physiology, public health and the pathogenesis of disease.  Divided into three parts, the first section is an overview of the history of phosphorus and the regulation of phosphorus homeostasis.  The second section focuses on specific matters related to phosphorus in the food supply.  Clinical applications of the material presented in the preceding sections are pulled together in the third section – including the importance of both phosphorus excess and phosphorus deficiency for the pathogenesis of a wide variety of disease including kidney, cardiovascular, bone and oncologic diseases.

Clinical Aspects of Natural and Added Phosphorus in Foods is an indispensable resource for understanding the growing importance of dietary phosphorus content in health and disease, enhancing patient care and moving forward the field of phosphorus science. 

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May 132017
 

Innovative Healthcare Systems for the 21st Century (Understanding Complex Systems)


This book presents the latest in decision-making tools, techniques, and solutions for policy makers to utilize in overcoming the challenges faced by healthcare systems. With contributions from experts world-wide, an array of healthcare management models, techniques, and integrative solutions are presented, drawing on econometric, system dynamics, and agent-based models as well as state-of-the-art empirical studies. As total healthcare spending (both total expenditures on health as a percentage of GDP and average spending on per capita) increases across most of the world’s economies, healthcare systems continue to face challenges in terms of cost, quality, and access, as a result of its fragmented nature. Consequently, healthcare managers and policy makers require innovative integrative approaches and solutions to better manage complex, dynamic healthcare systems.
This volume offers researchers and policy makers an insightful and critical review of the state of the art in healthcare modeling, with a particular focus on system dynamics, agent-based models, and modern empirical studies. It will be of interest to those in the fields of health, business management, and information systems.
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May 092017
 

Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs: Improving Population Health through Evidence-Based Practice


By (author): Richard Windsor

Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs offers conceptual and methodological frameworks for the six phases of health program evaluation:

· introduction to evaluation
· models of evaluation planning
· efficacy and effectiveness evaluation
· measurement and analysis evaluation
· process and qualitative evaluation
· cost analysis and basic economic evaluation

By presenting these concepts through case studies, this text offers an innovative and didactic model for measuring health impact and health outcomes, then extending these measurements to establish an evidence base for future practice. This central competency in health promotion will be of use to graduate and post-graduate students in public and population health programs, plus health program practitioners working at the intervention forefront.

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May 052017
 

Tetanus (Deadly Diseases & Epidemics (Hardcover))


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By (author): Patrick Guilfoile

Tetanus is a very serious, potentially fatal disease that typically occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. This title describes the characteristics of the disease, which includes powerful muscle contractions and a form of paralysis called lockjaw, and details its prevention and treatment. It covers the historical background of the disease.
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