Damage Control in Trauma Care: An Evolving Comprehensive Team Approach

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Jun 062018
 

This book describes current, evidence-based guidelines for damage control interventions across the field of trauma care with the aim of enabling clinicians to apply them to best effect in daily clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on the need for trauma surgeons and their teams to recognize that optimal damage control in severely traumatized patients depends upon the combination of immediate assessment, resuscitation, and correct surgical management.
The book opens by examining the evolution of damage control and the very significant impact that military damage control interventions have had on civilian emergency health care through improvements as simple as bandaging and tourniquets. Damage control measures in different specialties, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, anesthesia, and critical care, are then covered in detail. Readers will also find helpful information on a range of other important topics, such as the role of pre-hospital care providers, damage control within the emergency department, adjuncts of damage control, and damage control in austere environments. This book is a ‘must read’ for all clinicians in the trauma field.

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Population Health Informatics : Driving Evidence-Based Solutions into Practice

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Jun 062018
 

Population Health Informatics addresses the growing opportunity to use technology to implement evidence-based solutions for the improvement of population health outcomes. While most health informatics texts take a hospital-centric approach, this innovative new first edition focuses on how to operationalize informatics solutions to address important public health challenges impacting individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live.

Population Health Informatics uses a practical, step-by-step approach to implement evidence-based, data- driven population informatics solutions. Perfect for students of public health and other interdisciplinary fields with an interest in population health informatics, this book fulfills a key component of the new Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recommendations for “Critical Content of the Core for a 21st Century MPH Degree.”

Key Features

• Demonstrates how technology can be used at the intersection of clinical care and health sciences to strengthen efforts for preventive care at the population level.

• Offers practical coverage of critical topics such as big data, cloud computing, mobile health, surveillance, and visualization–all from the perspective of the end user using simple, reader friendly language.

• Uses a grassroots approach to technology interventions and solutions, providing students with a clear understanding of how to address the needs of various health technology stakeholders.\

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A History of the Treatment of Renal Failure by Dialysis

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Jun 042018
 


This book tells the extraordinary story of how the function of the first- and so far almost the only- human organ was replaced by a machine, and the “artificial kidney” entered medical and public folk-lore. A practical articial kidney, or dialyser, came by advances in science followed by the acquisition of new synthetic materials which made the application of these ideas possible. However it was the dedication and persistence of a number of talented pioneers who pressed ahead against professional oppostion to achieve success, first in the treatment of temporary, recoverable kidney failure, and then permanent renal shut-down which made it a success. The apparent high cost and limited availability of this form of treatment immediately raised ethical questiond which had never been questioned before, centering around equity of access to treatment, when and if treatment could be denied, and- worst of all- the agonising decision of when, once established, it should be stopped. Spiralling costs as the true number of people with kidney failure became evident raised major political and financial questions, which were addressed in different countries in different ways which reflected- but also helped change- patterns of how medical care is provided. In developed countries, the problem could be solved by allocating a disproportionate amount of money to the treatment of relatively few kidney patients, but in the developing world the cost of treatment still limits its availability, as it does all forms of modern health care. Nevertheless, today almost one million people world-wide are maintained alive following terminal kidney failure, two thirds of them by various forms of dialysis and the remainder bearing kidney transplants, almost always placed after a period on dialysis. The story is also the sum of the often heroic lives of these hundreds of thousands of patients, a few of whom have today been maintained alive and active for more than 35 years, and many of whom suffered known, but also unexpected complications as a result of their treatment.

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership for Healthcare

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Jun 042018
 

by Harvard Business Review (Author), Thomas H. Lee (Author), Daniel Goleman (Author), Peter F. Drucker (Author), John P. Kotter (Author)

Go from being a good practitioner to being an extraordinary leader of healthcare professionals.

If you read nothing else on leadership, read these articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones for healthcare leaders to help you and your team excel, maximize performance, and live into your mission.

Leading experts, such as Thomas H. Lee, Daniel Goleman, Peter F. Drucker, John P. Kotter, and Amy C. Edmondson, provide the insights and advice you need to:

Understand the difference between managers and leaders
Motivate others to excel
Create successful cross-functional teams on the fly
Maintain your identity and values as a clinician as you move into an organizational leadership role
Have an impact not only on your organization but on the surrounding system
Work in complex environments where authority is diffuse
Lead effectively in times of rapid change
This collection of articles includes “What Makes a Leader?,” by Daniel Goleman; “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker; “What Leaders Really Do,” by John P. Kotter; “Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve,” by Jim Collins; “The Work of Leadership,” by Ronald A. Heifetz and Donald L. Laurie; “Teamwork on the Fly,” by Amy C. Edmondson; “Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance,” by Paul Rogers and Marcia Blenko; “In Praise of the Incomplete Leader,” by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge; “Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System,” by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton; “Health Care’s Service Fanatics,” by James I. Merlino and Ananth Raman; and “Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution,” by Thomas H. Lee and Toby Cosgrove.

About the Author
Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

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Stand Up Straight!: A History of Posture

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Jun 032018
 

Our bodies are not fixed; they change over time. They vary with alterations in diet, exercise and illness, and shift as we age. Our attitudes to bodies, and especially to posture – how people hold themselves, how they move – are also fluid. Our stance and gait are interpreted as healthy or ill, able or disabled, elegant or slovenly, beautiful or ugly.

In Stand Up Straight!: A History of Posture Sander L. Gilman probes these shifting concepts of posture to show how society views who we are and what we are able to do by how our bodies appear.

From Neanderthal man to modern humans, Gilman shows how we have used our understanding of posture to define who we are – and who we are not. The book traverses theology and anthropology, medicine and politics, and ranges from discarded ideas of race to the most modern ideas of disability, and from theories of dance to concepts of national identity. Interweaving the history of posture with our developing knowledge of anatomy and cultural history, and fully illustrated with an array of striking images, Stand Up Straight! is the first comprehensive history of the upright body at rest and in movement.

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A Headache in the Pelvis: The Wise-Anderson Protocol for Healing Pelvic Pain, The Definitive Edition

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Jun 032018
 

Based on the gold-standard nondrug, nonsurgical Wise-Anderson Protocol for treating chronic pelvic pain, A Headache in the Pelvis is the definitive resource for anyone suffering from pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain afflicts millions of men and women and goes by many names, including pelvic floor dysfunction and prostatitis. David Wise, Ph.D., searched for relief for his pelvic pain for more than 20 years. After researching medical journals and performing outside-the-box self-experimentation, he found a way to resolve his symptoms. He then joined forces with Stanford urologist Dr. Rodney Anderson in the mid-1990s, and together they treated patients and did research on what is now called the Wise-Anderson Protocol.

Often incorrectly diagnosed, debilitating, and disruptive, pelvic pain is correlated with psychological distress. Using a holistic treatment integrating physical therapy and meditative relaxation, this book guides you through understanding your pain, why conventional treatments haven’t worked, and describes the details of the physical and behavioral protocol that can help to heal the painful pelvic floor. At last, this life-changing protocol offers hope and help to lead a pain-free life.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Ethical and Legal Perspectives: An overview on FASD for professionals

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Jun 022018
 

This book discusses and provides insight on the legal and ethical dilemmas of managing those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This book provides a clear perspective for those clinicians and legal professionals who are working with those with this disorder, and correspondingly increases their understanding when arranging effective supports for this population. Historically, the primary focus on FASD has been on children. However, this is a lifelong disorder and the implications of this disorder become even more prominent and complex in adulthood. Those with this condition can struggle with impulsiveness, and a host of cognitive difficulties. This correspondingly impacts their independence and employability, and produces an elevated risk for homelessness and other residential issues, involvement in substance use, being exploited, development of behavioural issues, and subsequent legal difficulties. Their cognitive difficulties result in challenges for legal systems around the world to understand their issues, and to design appropriate remedial strategies, recommendations for treatments and supports, and even for understanding the failure of many of these individuals to be able to change their behaviours effectively. This produces various legal and ethical dilemmas, which are discussed in detail in this volume by 28 authors from Europe, New Zealand and North America. These include discussions regarding the rights of the unborn child, the alcohol industry’s duty to warn, whether small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can be condoned, and even the current use of involuntary hospitalization for addicted mothers. Other chapters discuss the need for training on FASD for front line officers, use of lies during interrogation of those with FASD, medical and legal interventions for offenders with FASD, access to diagnostic services and follow-up supports, and whether FASD can be considered a mitigating factor for sentencing.  Furthermore, caregivers also provide their stories regarding the daily dilemmas that are faced in raising those with FASD.

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Regulation of Heat Shock Protein Responses

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Jun 022018
 

This books provides the most up-to-date reviews on current advances in our understanding of the regulation of heat shock protein responses. Key basic scientists and clinical research laboratories from major universities, academic medical centers and pharmaceutical companies around the world have contributed chapters that review present research activity and importantly project this field into the future. For easy readability, the book is sub divided into four sections, including, Section I – HSP and Stress Responses; Section II – Chaperone Functions of HSP; Section III – HSP in Human Diseases; Section IV – Prognosis & Diagnosis of HSP. The book is a must read for researchers involved in biomedical research, drug discovery and design to improve human health.
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Advances and Clinical Practice in Pyrosequencing

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Jun 012018
 

The aim of this book is to improve pyrosequencing protocols as well as instrumentation for better clinical use by describing improvements and novel applications of pyrosequencing technology. Divided into five parts, the book’s thirty chapters explore advances in pyrosequencing template preparation, pyrosequencing technology innovations, multiplex pyrosequencing based on barcodes, the miniaturization of pyrosequencing equipment, as well as various applications. As part of the Springer Protocols program, chapters contain the kind of detail and practical implementation advice to guarantee successful results in the lab. Comprehensive and thorough, Advances and Clinical Practice in Pyrosequencing serves as a valuable reference for researchers who are engaged in personalized medicine, disease control, and DNA diagnosis in numerous other fields.
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The Puzzle of Orofacial Pain

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Jun 012018
 

In recent years, progress in pain research has yielded substantial new insights, and this has profoundly altered our understanding of various orofacial pain conditions. Written by renowned international researchers and clinicians, this state-of-the-art textbook presents recent advances in the understanding of orofacial pain and offers evidence-based management approaches, thus bridging the gap between timely research findings and daily clinical practice.

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