ICU Resource Allocation in the New Millennium: Will We Say “No”?

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Feb 062018
 

 

Intensive care medicine is one of the fastest growing services provided by hospitals and perhaps one of the most expensive. Yet in response to the global financial crisis of the last few years, healthcare funding is slowing or decreasing throughout the world. How we manage health care resources in the intensive care unit (ICU) now and in a future that promises only greater cost constraints is the subject of this book, the third in an informal series of volumes providing a global perspective on difficult issues arising in the ICU. Taking 12 developed countries as their focus, leading experts provide a country-by-country analysis of current ICU resource allocation. A second group of experts use the chapters as a departure point to analyze current ICU resource allocation at the level of the global medical village. The process is repeated, but with an eye toward the future – first country by country, then at the global level – that takes into account initiatives and reforms now underway. A fictional healthcare plan, the “Fair & Equitable Healthcare Plan,” is put forth to address weaknesses in existing approaches, and healthcare experts and ethicists are invited to respond to its often provocative provisions. Itself structured as a dialogue, the book is an excellent way to start or to continue serious discussion about the allocation of ICU healthcare resources now and in the years ahead.
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“MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES: Particle Science, Imaging Technology, and Clinical Applications” ed. T M Buzug, et al.

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Feb 042018
 

An overview on recent results of a novel imaging modality based on magnetic nanoparticles is given. This imaging concept, called magnetic particle imaging (MPI), falls into the category of functional imaging and, hence, the magnetic nanoparticles may serve as tracers of metabolic processes.

Today, there are interesting challenges within the practical set-up of a scanning device and also in the design of new MPI nanoparticles.
During this workshop at the University of Lubeck in 2010, scientists from chemical engineering, biology, electrical engineering, physics, computer sciences and medicine discussed the promises and challenges of MPI.

CONTENTS
FOREWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
KEYNOTE
MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES
MAGNETIC PARTICLE SPECTROMETRY
MAGNETIC PARTICLE IMAGING
IMAGING TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY ASPECTS
MAGNETO-RELAXOMETRY
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SHORT CONTRIBUTIONS
AUTHOR INDEX

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Vascular Technology Examination PREP (LANGE Reviews Allied Health) 1st Edition

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Feb 032018
 

 

Your complete, one-stop guide to passing the Vascular Technology boards

Vascular Technology Examination PREP is packed with everything you need to know to ace the ARDMS(R) Vascular Technology registry exam. Covering all aspects of vascular disease and testing, this unparalleled review book combines a rigorous grounding in vascular principles with high-yield review questions that boost comprehension and retention. Major sections of the book survey each vascular region, including cerebrovascular, venous, peripheral arterial, and abdominal/visceral, while every chapter contains a full list of questions with answers and explanations.
To further reinforce core concepts, Vascular Technology Examination PREP features full color illustrations, tables, and sonographic images throughout every chapter. Also included is a chapter covering the latest perspectives in quality assurance, with detailed information on patient and practitioner safety guidelines. Whether you are a seasoned or beginning sonographer, you can count on this indispensable, all-in-one learning tool to help you thoroughly understand the role and specific duties of a vascular technologist–and gear up for success on exam day.
Features of Vascular Technology Examination PREP
– The most in-depth review for the Vascular Technology boards available–also ideal as a clinical point-of-reference for practitioners
– Vascular region sections follow the outline of the registry exam, which covers hemodynamics and vascular anatomy, pathology, patient assessment and integration of data, protocols, interpretation of results, treatments, and related vascular system testing
– Enhanced by more than 500 illustrations and sonographic images
– Includes 600 chapter review questions with detailed answer explanations and a 120-question practice test at the end of the book
– Essential for Vascular Technology certification or re-certification.

 

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Thinking Is Overrated: Empty Brain — Happy Brain

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Feb 032018
 

 

Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters have long known, inner emptiness can also be productive and useful. We can reach this state through meditation, concentration, music, or even during sex. In fact, our brain loves emptiness — it makes us happy.

Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer investigates the pleasure in emptiness and how we can take advantage of it. He explains how to overcome the evolutionary attentiveness of your brain and take a break from thinking — a skill that’s more important than ever in an increasingly frantic world.

 

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Handbook of Preformulation: Chemical, Biological, and Botanical Drugs

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Feb 022018
 

Preformulation studies are the physical, chemical, and biological studies needed to characterize a drug substance for enabling the proper design of a drug product, whereas the effectiveness of a drug product is determined during the formulation studies phase. Though the two disciplines overlap in practice, each is a significantly distinct phase of new drug development. Entirely focused on preformulation principles, this handbook provides detailed descriptions of preformulation methodologies, gives a state-of-the-art description of each technique, and lists the currently available tools useful in providing a comprehensive characterization of a new drug entity.
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Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out

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Feb 012018
 

 

“The tough-minded and revealing story of a leading doctor’s crusade against medical harm…Fascinating reading.” -Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto. First, do no harm. Doctors, nurses, and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet, medical errors are made every single day-avoidable mistakes that often cost lives. Inspired by two such mistakes, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient safety and make preventable deaths a thing of the past, one hospital at a time. Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals shows how Dr. Pronovost started a revolution by creating a simple checklist that standardized a common ICU procedure. His reforms are being implemented in all fifty states and have saved hundreds of lives by cutting hospital-acquired infection rates by 70%. Atul Gawande profiled Dr. Pronovost’s reforms in a New Yorker article and his bestselling book The Checklist Manifesto is based upon Dr. Pronovost’s success in patient safety. But Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals is the real story: an inspiring, thought-provoking, accessible insider’s narrative about how doctors and nurses are improving patient care for all Americans, today.

 

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Model-based Health Monitoring of Hybrid Systems

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Feb 012018
 

 

This book systematically presents a comprehensive framework and effective techniques for in-depth analysis, clear design procedure, and efficient implementation of diagnosis and prognosis algorithms for hybrid systems. It offers an overview of the fundamentals of diagnosis\prognosis and hybrid bond graph modeling. This book also describes hybrid bond graph-based quantitative fault detection, isolation and estimation. Moreover, it also presents strategies to track the system mode and predict the remaining useful life under multiple fault condition. A real world complex hybrid system-a vehicle steering control system-is studied using the developed fault diagnosis methods to show practical significance. Readers of this book will benefit from easy-to-understand fundamentals of bond graph models, concepts of health monitoring, fault diagnosis and failure prognosis, as well as hybrid systems. The reader will gain knowledge of fault detection and isolation in complex systems including those with hybrid nature, and will learn state-of-the-art developments in theory and technologies of fault diagnosis and failure prognosis for complex systems.

 

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: Clinical Management and Patients’ Quality of Life

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Feb 012018
 

 

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are complex diseases. Despite increased knowledge on the pathophysiological process, many aspects remain rather unclear, especially concerning IBD. This book gathers current methods of treatment of these diseases and also presents the management of their complications. The authors give a comprehensive overview of the newer therapies to bring readers up to date.

 

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (TM): The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance

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Feb 012018
 

 

This revolutionary book about hormone replacement therapy–a classic bestseller since it was first published in 1996–is now fully revised and updated, providing potentially lifesaving facts and natural alternatives to balancing hormones.

 

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First Aid for the COMLEX, 2nd Edition (First Aid Series)

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Feb 012018
 

 

Zero-in on exactly what you must know to pass the OMM section of the COMLEX with this unique student-to-student guide “As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in OMM….This is an important book for schools of osteopathic medicine. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service Written by an exceptional team of former teaching fellows at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, First Aid for the® COMLEX presents high-yield bulleted information on OMM techniques with corresponding mnemonics, illustrations, and tables to reinforce must-know information. This is the only review book to include frequently-tested cases for the new COMLEX and is the perfect companion to First Aid for the® USMLE Step 1, insuring the most complete exam preparation possible.

 

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