Mar 082016
 

Aesthetics of Change


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By (author): Bradford Keeney

The fundamental concern of psychotherapy is change. While practitioners are constantly greeted with new strategies, techniques, programs, and interventions, this book argues that the full benefits of the therapeutic process cannot be realized without fundamental revision of the concept of change itself. Applying cybernetic thought to family therapy, Bradford P. Keeney demonstrates that conventional epistemology, in which cause and effect have a linear relationship, does not sufficiently accommodate the reciprocal nature of causation in experience. Written in an unconventional style that includes stories, case examples, and imagined dialogues between an epistemologist and a skeptical therapist, the volume presents a philosophically grounded, ecological framework for contemporary clinical practice.
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Mar 062016
 

Developing a Safety and Health Program, Second Edition


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By (author): Daniel E. Della-Giustina

Reflecting changes in the field during the ten years since the publication of the first edition, Developing a Safety and Health Program, Second Edition examines the elements of a safety and health program and delineates how to incorporate them into an organization’s safety efforts. It begins by defining safety policy and providing an overview of OSHA and other regulatory agencies. It covers hazard communication safety training and describes how to write material safety data sheets, how to maintain a good fire loss control program, and procedures for developing an emergency response plan.

The Second Edition includes:

  • Changes all companies must make to be proactive in their security in the wake of 9/11 and the creation of the department of homeland security
  • Additional coverage of labels, signs, and placards; the national incident management system; and homeland security
  • Updated information on safety, hazardous materials management, and accident investigation
  • New information on fire loss control programs, emergency response plans, and personal protective equipment
  • Changes in regulations and standards within the safety, health, and environmental management industry
  • Discussion of how advanced management concepts such as participated management can improve preventative programs and decrease the risk of cumulative trauma disorders

The book discusses how to reduce equipment-related injuries through more advanced lockout/tagout procedures and safety checklists to ensure that everything is covered. The author addresses the special considerations important in planning for disasters and terrorist attacks. He provides the basic knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, and other regulations needed to assist and define what an enterprise must have when developing a program with the different elements of safety. Each chapter contains questions to test comprehension of the material.

An ongoing safety and health program can assist a plant in preventing huge losses, including physical damage and loss of productivity. The pressure to effect these changes has increased in light of the current emphasis on risk management and OHSA’s willingness to penalize various enterprises for safety violations. Unlike other books on this topic, this one goes into the nitty gritty details, with thorough explanations of how to implement a program and the key components needed whether updating an existing program or constructing a new one.

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Mar 062016
 

Cochlear Implants


Thieme congratulates author Dr. J. Thomas Roland, Jr. for being chosen by New York magazine for its prestigious ‘Best Doctors 2015’ list.


Praise for the previous edition:


“Overall, the second edition of Cochlear Implants is an excellent resource for professionals and students in various disciplines (otolaryngology, audiology, education of the deaf, and basic sciences) involved with the care or understanding of hearing loss. This edition serves its purpose for learning and reference in a condensed textbook that will be well used.” — The Laryngoscope


Cochlear Implants, Third Edition, has been completely revised to include the most up-to-date information on the clinical and translational sciences related to this rapidly evolving technology. It contains chapters on the latest developments in the field, including those in: genetics, neuroplasticity, expanding criteria for implantation, the application of implant technology to tinnitus and vestibular issues, music perception, and intraoperative monitoring.


Key Features:



  • Covers basic techniques as well as new concepts and areas of expansion, making it appropriate for beginners as well as experienced practitioners
  • Includes information on the latest advancements in cochlear implant programming concepts
  • Written by experts in the field who are spearheading advancements in cochlear implant technology

This book will be a valuable reference for otolaryngologists – head and neck surgeons, audiologists, neurotologists, speech pathologists, and all professionals involved in the design and usage of cochlear implants as well as an essential text for audiology students.


Thieme eOtolaryngology is the premier online resource for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. For a free trial, go to: thieme.com/eototrial

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Mar 052016
 

Obesity in Youth: Causes, Consequences, and Cures


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In this thorough and incisive book, the editors have employed a group of researchers to describe trends and discuss their implications for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of obesity in youth.
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Mar 052016
 

Treatment of Human Parasitosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Parasitology Research Monographs)


This book intensively examines the efficacy of plant-derived products that have been used for over a thousand years by practitioners of so-called Traditional Chinese Medicine in the light of recent chemotherapeuticals. The chapters were written by renowned Chinese medical researchers and are supplemented by results obtained in German antiparasitic research projects.

 

Parasites and emerging diseases are a major threat of our time, which is characterized by an enormous increase in the size of the human population and by an unbelievably rapid globalization that has led to the daily transport of millions of humans and containers with goods from one end of the earth to the other. Furthermore the slow but constant global warming offers new opportunities for many agents of diseases to become established in new areas. Therefore it is essential that we develop precautions in order to avoid epidemics or even pandemics in overcrowded megacities or at the large-scale farm animal confinements that are needed to secure a steady flow of food in the crowded regions of the world.

 

Of course intensive research in the field of chemotherapy since 1900 has produced unbelievable breakthroughs in therapies for formerly untreatable and thus deadly diseases. However, a large number of untreatable diseases remain, as well as a constantly growing number of agents of disease that have developed resistances to standard chemical compounds.

 

As such, it is not only worthwhile but also vital to consider the enormous amounts of information that have been obtained by human “high cultures” in the past. Examples from the past (like quinine) or present (like artemisinin, a modern antimalarial drug) show that plant extracts may hold tremendous potential in the fight against parasites and/or against vector-transmitted agents of diseases.

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Mar 042016
 

Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust


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By (author): Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services, Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines

Advances in medical, biomedical and health services research have reduced the level of uncertainty in clinical practice. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) complement this progress by establishing standards of care backed by strong scientific evidence. CPGs are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care. These statements are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and costs of alternative care options. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust examines the current state of clinical practice guidelines and how they can be improved to enhance healthcare quality and patient outcomes.

Clinical practice guidelines now are ubiquitous in our healthcare system. The Guidelines International Network (GIN) database currently lists more than 3,700 guidelines from 39 countries. Developing guidelines presents a number of challenges including lack of transparent methodological practices, difficulty reconciling conflicting guidelines, and conflicts of interest. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust explores questions surrounding the quality of CPG development processes and the establishment of standards. It proposes eight standards for developing trustworthy clinical practice guidelines emphasizing transparency; management of conflict of interest ; systematic review–guideline development intersection; establishing evidence foundations for and rating strength of guideline recommendations; articulation of recommendations; external review; and updating.

Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust shows how clinical practice guidelines can enhance clinician and patient decision-making by translating complex scientific research findings into recommendations for clinical practice that are relevant to the individual patient encounter, instead of implementing a one size fits all approach to patient care. This book contains information directly related to the work of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as well as various Congressional staff and policymakers. It is a vital resource for medical specialty societies, disease advocacy groups, health professionals, private and international organizations that develop or use clinical practice guidelines, consumers, clinicians, and payers.

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Mar 042016
 

Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment


By (author): Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas

The presence of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment (i.e., outside of clinical settings, such as antibiotic-treated patients or antibiotic-impregnated locations, such as hospitals) is a cause of growing worldwide concern, as it reveals the extensive impact of antibiotic abuse and other human-related pressures upon microbes. Also, the potential clinical and environmental impact of the presence of antibiotic resistance outside the obvious clinical settings is mostly unknown, but could be unexpectedly large, as resistance in clinical conditions can be seen as a very small “tip of the iceberg”. The field of detecting and measuring resistance in the environment has rapidly evolved from mostly anecdotal reports at the end of the 1990s, to a systematic search of organisms and genes in a wide variety of settings, from ancient permafrost to migratory birds. This book will review the available evidence and hypotheses on where this resistance is coming from and for how long it has been there; what are the selective and maintenance pressures involved, and how is resistance spreading; what are the known and possible traits that are being selected and spread along with antibiotic resistance ones; what are the laboratory and in-silico strategies to look into this issue, and their advantages and disadvantages.

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Mar 042016
 

Get Through Final FRCR Part A: SBAs for the Modular Examination


By (author): Megan Bydder, Alexander Clark, Nicholas Coupe, John Pattison

Reflecting the latest change to the exam, the introduction of single best answer questions (SBAs), this book is completely up to date and offers a valuable insight into the new exam format. Providing candidates with a wealth of practice questions and organized by subject matter into the modular format, this comprehensive collection of practice SBAs is designed to help candidates assess their own knowledge, aiding thorough preparation for the exam.

The book opens with an introduction to the exam, which includes advice on how to prepare for it and information on what to expect. It also offers helpful advice on question comprehension and answer strategies to help candidates achieve exam success.

Written by practising Specialist Registrars and Junior Consultants in radiology, and supplemented with detailed explanatory text referenced to major radiology journals and specialist textbooks, Get Through Final FRCR Part A is the essential revision tool for all Specialist Registrars taking the Final FRCR exam.

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Mar 042016
 

Medicine, Health and Society


By (author): Hannah Bradby

This book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this Hannah Bradby explores society’s response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography.
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Mar 042016
 

Clinical Management of Vulvodynia: Tips and Tricks


By (author): Alessandra Graziottin, Filippo Murina

Chronic vulvar pain, or ‘vulvodynia’, is a common problem that can have a considerable impact on the wellbeing of patients. Despite being seen routinely in everyday clinical practice, it remains a neglected disorder that may take many years to diagnose.

This book eases the way for physicians, including General Practitioners and Gynecologists, who are motivated to improve the lives of women suffering from vulvodynia.

By offering a concise overview of the latest information on the diagnosis and management of vulvodynia, and its numerous comorbidities, in an easy to read, ‘tips and tricks’ format, the book empowers physicians to rapidly and effectively address the complex and sensitive issues surrounding the disorder.

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