Oct 242016
 

Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement (Wiley Series in Operations Research and Management Science)


Features of statistical and operational research methods and tools being used to improve the healthcare industry

With a focus on cutting-edge approaches to the quickly growing field of healthcare, Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement provides an integrated and comprehensive treatment on recent research advancements in data-driven healthcare analytics in an effort to provide more personalized and smarter healthcare services. Emphasizing data and healthcare analytics from an operational management and statistical perspective, the book details how analytical methods and tools can be utilized to enhance healthcare quality and operational efficiency.

Organized into two main sections, Part I features biomedical and health informatics and specifically addresses the analytics of genomic and proteomic data; physiological signals from patient-monitoring systems; data uncertainty in clinical laboratory tests; predictive modeling; disease modeling for sepsis; and the design of cyber infrastructures for early prediction of epidemic events. Part II focuses on healthcare delivery systems, including system advances for transforming clinic workflow and patient care; macro analysis of patient flow distribution; intensive care units; primary care; demand and resource allocation; mathematical models for predicting patient readmission and postoperative outcome; physician–patient interactions; insurance claims; and the role of social media in healthcare. Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement also features:

• Contributions from well-known international experts who shed light on new approaches in this growing area

• Discussions on contemporary methods and techniques to address the handling of rich and large-scale healthcare data as well as the overall optimization of healthcare system operations

• Numerous real-world examples and case studies that emphasize the vast potential of statistical and operational research tools and techniques to address the big data environment within the healthcare industry

• Plentiful applications that showcase analytical methods and tools tailored for successful healthcare systems modeling and improvement

The book is an ideal reference for academics and practitioners in operations research, management science, applied mathematics, statistics, business, industrial and systems engineering, healthcare systems, and economics. Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement is also appropriate for graduate-level courses typically offered within operations research, industrial engineering, business, and public health departments.

HUI YANG, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include sensor-based modeling and analysis of complex systems for process monitoring/control; system diagnostics/ prognostics; quality improvement; and performance optimization with special focus on nonlinear stochastic dynamics and the resulting chaotic, recurrence, self-organizing behaviors.

EVA K. LEE, PhD, is Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of the Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, and Distinguished Scholar in Health System, Health Systems Institute at both Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include health-risk prediction; early disease prediction and diagnosis; optimal treatment strategies and drug delivery; healthcare outcome analysis and treatment prediction; public health and medical preparedness; large-scale healthcare/medical decision analysis and quality improvement; clinical translational science; and business intelligence and organization transformation.

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Oct 242016
 

Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis


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This volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical reference on spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Leading experts from the United States, Europe, and Israel present the latest concepts and findings on the biomechanics, clinical presentation, imaging, diagnosis, natural evolution, and conservative and surgical treatment of these vertebral conditions in adults and in children. A major portion of the book focuses on current strategies for surgical treatment in adults.

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Oct 242016
 

Poisoning And Drug Overdose, 5th edition (Olson, Poisoning and Drug)


By (author): Kent Olson

The leading source for toxicologic emergencies – revised and updated!

A Doody’s Core Title Essential Purchase!

4Star Doody’s Review!
“This is an excellent resource for poison control centers, toxicologists, and healthcare practitioners for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of poisonings as a result of exposure to a wide variety of industrial, therapeutic, illicit, and environmental chemicals.”-Doody’s Review Service

With each bestselling edition, Poisoning & Drug Overdose has helped poison control staff, medical toxicologists, and emergency physicians respond to drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures. The new edition of this exceptional, at-a-glance guide offers the latest advice needed for the effective diagnosis and treatment of poisoning and drug overdose.

The Fifth Edition features:

  • Critical insights into timely topics such as biological warfare agents and the newest antidotes
  • Updated information on industrial chemicals, including the most recent regulatory exposure limits
  • Expanded information, including special pregnancy considerations
  • Easy-to-read text and tables containing specific drug dosage information
  • Detailed table summarizing current toxicity and workplace exposure guidelines for more than 500 industrial chemicals
  • Extensive cross-referencing
  • Comprehensive index featuring generic, chemical, and brand names for many drugs and commercial products
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    Oct 242016
     

    The Role of Natural Products in Drug Discovery (Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings)


    Natural Products have been important sources of useful drugs from prehistoric times to the present. This book gives an overview about this field and provides important recent contributions to the discovery of new drugs generated by research on natural products.
    Total synthesis of natural products with interesting biological activities is paving the way for the preparation of new and improved analogs. The methods of combinatorial chemistry permit the selection of the best drug from a large number of candidates. Beyond synthesis and evaluation of organic molecules a number of new bioorganic methods are coming to the fore and will be discucced in this isue of the ERnst schering Research Foundation workshop proceedings.
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    Oct 232016
     

    Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction (SUNY Series in Integral Theory)


    By (author): John Dupuy

    This book is for everyone who is suffering from the disease of addiction or who cares about someone who is: for addicts, their families and friends, and their health care providers. It is for those who are currently in recovery and looking for a way to shift their recovery into a higher gear–from just surviving and muddling through to becoming the absolute best version of themselves, from mere recovery to Integral Recovery.
    Integral Recovery is the groundbreaking application of Integral Theory to addiction. It brings alcohol and drug treatment into the twenty-first century by combining the best of the treatment modalities of the past with the latest knowledge, techniques, and neurotechnologies in order to ensure a more holistic and lasting recovery. In addition to providing an illuminating and inspiring map to the path of recovery, Integral Recovery teaches life-changing practices that initiate the addict on a journey of healing, transformation, and awakening, offering the possibility of a lifetime of health, joy, and sobriety.
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    Oct 222016
     

    The Clinician’s Guide to Pancreaticobiliary Disorders (The Clinician’s Guide to GI Series)


    The Clinician’s Guide to Pancreaticobiliary Disorders comprehensively examines the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the pancreatic and biliary systems. The reader-friendly format enables gastroenterologists, surgeons, and radiologists to locate and learn about specific topics or conditions of interest.

     

    Designed as a practical guide for clinicians, this resource profiles and analyzes an array of conditions. Richly illustrated with images, drawings, figures, and tables, The Clinician’s Guide to Pancreaticobiliary Disorders helps the visual learner enhance understanding of both common and uncommon disorders.  Additionally, a four-page color atlas with nine full color photographs is included to further enhance the text.

     

    Drs. Gregory Ginsberg and Nuzhat Ahmad, recognized experts from diverse backgrounds, use a multidisciplinary approach to explain how professionals can diagnosis and treat patients with pancreatic and biliary system disorders. They have incorporated a section on development and function, serving as a primer for understanding normal and diseased conditions.
     

    A well-organized and handy resource, The Clinician’s Guide to Pancreaticobiliary Disorders provides the knowledge to make informed clinical decisions and properly manage patients with disorders of the pancreas and/or biliary system.
     

    Topics Include:
    • Benign and malignant diseases of the biliary system and pancreas
    • Endoscopic diagnoses and therapies
    • Diagnostic imaging for interventional radiological and operative therapies
    • Management of patients with affirmed or suspected disorders

    The Clinician’s Guide to GI Series

    The exciting new series, the Clinician’s Guide to GI Series is the answer for which today’s medical professionals who are managing patients with varying GI disorders have been waiting. As each patient will require a specific care plan, books that are concise, comprehensive and reader-friendly are priceless for the office.

     

    Each specialized book included in the Clinician’s Guide to GI Series provides the answer to establishing and managing the individualized care plan for each patient. Covering topics such as IBD, liver disease, and acid/peptic disorders, this essential series of books will allow the reader to quickly develop an individualized care plan based upon the recommendations of leading professionals in the field.

     

    Written with a similar reader-friendly format and including images, tables, and algorithms, each book in the series will serve as a solid, go-to reference for the practicing gastroenterologist, fellow and medical student, as well as the internist and family practitioner.
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    Oct 222016
     

    ADHD in Adults: Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment


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    Although the phenomenon of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is well described in children, it is now thought that in up to 60% of cases the symptoms persist into adulthood. This volume reviews our growing knowledge of adult ADHD and presents a transatlantic perspective on the identification, assessment and treatment of the disorder. The introductory section covers the history of ADHD, as well as the epidemiology, consequences, gender differences and legal aspects. Detailed descriptions of the clinical features of ADHD in adults are then given to enhance the reader’s clinical recognition and assessment. Subsequent sections cover treatment strategies, emphasising pharmacological, psychological and social interventions. Written and edited by experts internationally renowned for their work in ADHD, this is an essential resource for all mental health workers who encounter adults presenting with neurodevelopmental disorders.
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    Oct 222016
     

    Tendon, Nerve and Other Disorders (Surgery of Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity)


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    This volume discusses the most important problems in surgery of the nerves and tendons, and in congenital, inflammatory and occupational disorders of the hand and those upper extremity disorders affecting the hand.
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    Oct 222016
     

    Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad


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    By (author): Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Board on Global Health, Committee on Strengthening Core Elements of Food and Drug Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries

    A very high portion of the seafood we eat comes from abroad, mainly from China and Southeast Asia, and most of the active ingredients in medicines we take originate in other countries. Many low- and middle-income countries have lower labor costs and fewer and less stringent environmental regulations than the United States, making them attractive places to produce food and chemical ingredients for export. Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad explains that the diversity and scale of imports makes it impractical for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) border inspections to be sufficient to ensure product purity and safety, and incidents such as American deaths due to adulterated heparin imported from China propelled the problem into public awareness.

    The Institute of Medicine Committee on Strengthening Core Elements of Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries took up the vital task of helping the FDA to cope with the reality that so much of the food, drugs, biologics, and medical products consumed in the United States originate in countries with less-robust regulatory systems. Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad describes the ways the United States can help strengthen regulatory systems in low and middle income countries and promote cross-border partnerships – including government, industry, and academia – to foster regulatory science and build a core of regulatory professionals. This report also emphasizes an array of practical approaches to ensure sound regulatory practices in today’s interconnected world.

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    Oct 222016
     

    Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in … in Intelligent Systems and Computing)


    This book discusses the latest advances in human factors and ergonomics, focusing on methods for improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care.  By emphasizing the physical, cognitive and organizational aspects of human factors and ergonomics applications, it reports on various perspectives, including those of clinicians, patients, health organizations and insurance providers. The book describes cutting-edge applications, highlighting the best practices of staff interactions with patients, as well as interactions with computers and medical devices. It also presents new findings related to improved organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book is intended as timely reference guide for both researchers involved in the design of healthcare systems and devices and healthcare professionals aiming at effective and safe health service delivery. Moreover, by providing a useful survey of cutting-edge methods for improving organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, the book also represents an inspiring reading for healthcare counselors and international health organizations.

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