Jun 272016
 

Prospect in Pediatric Diseases Medicine (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)


Good health and medical care in childhood and adolescence are essential for the ability to neutralize health threats later in life and to extend longevity. Thus, pediatric diseases, diagnostics and treatment justifiably draw ever increasing attention. The book highlights recent advances and innovations in gastroesophageal ailments, often missed in children, respiratory infections, and in genetically determined immune malfunctions such as familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, known as a cytokine storm, renal vasculitis, or thyroid and growth anomalies. Functional genomics has become part of genetic counseling aimed at early diagnosis and treatment of chromosomal aberrations underlying congenital malformations. Deeper insights into childhood morbidity require identification of the pathways and biological processes most affected which could become drug targets. This book is dedicated to practical aspects of multifactorial disease processes of young age. It will be of interest to pediatricians, family doctors, and clinical researchers.
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Jun 272016
 

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders (Contemporary Neurology Series)


By (author): Roger M Kurlan, Paul E Greene, Kevin M Biglan

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders the latest edition to the Contemporary Neurology Series, will cover the signs, the pathophysiology, the genetics (where applicable), and the treatment options of each form of hyperkinetic movement disorder. There is a presentation of clinically-focused information regarding the full spectrum of neurological and psychiatric conditions characterized by involuntary movements.

With Parkinson’s disease as the most common hypokinetic movement disorder, the book expands on other hyperkinetic movement disorders where substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the role of the basal ganglia in the pathophysiology of these hyperkinesia disorders and in motor control, muscle tone, posture, and cognitive processes. Although therapies that target pathogenesis are still lacking, effective management of hyperkinetic movement disorders demands that physicians are knowledgeable about current and novel pharmacological and surgical approaches.
Following background information about how to approach hyperkinetic movement disorders and the neural circuitry underlying them, there are individual chapters that cover tremor, dystonia, Huntington’s disease (and other choreas, athetosis, ballism), Tourette’s syndrome (and other tic disorders), habits, mannerisms, compulsions, stereotypies, myoclonus, drug-induced disorders, Wilson’s disease, hyperkinetic movement disorders with a peripheral trigger and those of unclear origin, and psychogenic movement disorders. Chapters include sections on clinical phenomenology, etiology and pathogenesis and therapy. There are also on-line resources for clinicians and patients to refer to as well.

The experienced authors have specifically selected scientific and other published information that best helps clinicians understand, diagnose and optimally treat hyperkinetic movement disorders. The authors’ approach is comprehensive yet focused and practical with an emphasis on clinical care.

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Jun 272016
 

Writing your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-by-step Guide


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By (author): Fiona Timmins, Anita Duffy

“I am delighted to endorse this practical and accessible guide to writing and developing a portfolio for nurses. Unlike many ‘how-to-do’ approaches to portfolio compilation, this book acknowledges the complexity involved in learning from practice, and recording that learning in a meaningful way. The book respectfully guides the reader through essential elements to be considered if a portfolio is to be more than a depository of paper, yet avoids prescription in acknowledging the individual nature of the portfolio and its necessity to reflect the nurse’s own journey through their career.”
Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK

“The compilation of a nursing portfolio is a task, which is often neglected in the busy student nurse’s life between long shifts and assignments. Timmins & Duffy encourage one to take on the challenge and guide one through the process systematically … Examples of structured reflections and of portfolio layouts make the realisation of one’s own well presented portfolio easier than one might think. Any student or qualified nurse will thus benefit from Timmins & Duffy’s encouraging book.”
Karin Schirmaier, Student, University of the West of England, UK

“This book is intended for nurses at all stages of their careers and offers a much needed step-by-step guide to planning, writing and maintaining a portfolio. I was particularly pleased to see a strong emphasis on refl ection and education, as a means of encouraging nurses to think critically and learn from their own practice. All in all, this is a very well-constructed book which I highly recommend.”
Professor Gary Rolfe, Swansea University, UK

This handy guide, co-published with the Nursing Standard, is perfect for nurses who need to put together a portfolio and don’t know where to start. Written as a step-by-step guide it answers all the common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio.

Each chapter includes different tasks so you can create your portfolio as you work through the book. The book assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building and includes:

  • Examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces
  • Tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking
  • Guidance on the NMC competency frameworks

Writing your Nursing Portfolio is indispensable reading for all nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio. The book describes how the nursing portfolio fits into clinical practice and how it can make a positive difference to the nurse, patient and others.

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Jun 272016
 

Writing your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-by-step Guide


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By (author): Fiona Timmins, Anita Duffy

“I am delighted to endorse this practical and accessible guide to writing and developing a portfolio for nurses. Unlike many ‘how-to-do’ approaches to portfolio compilation, this book acknowledges the complexity involved in learning from practice, and recording that learning in a meaningful way. The book respectfully guides the reader through essential elements to be considered if a portfolio is to be more than a depository of paper, yet avoids prescription in acknowledging the individual nature of the portfolio and its necessity to reflect the nurse’s own journey through their career.”
Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK

“The compilation of a nursing portfolio is a task, which is often neglected in the busy student nurse’s life between long shifts and assignments. Timmins & Duffy encourage one to take on the challenge and guide one through the process systematically … Examples of structured reflections and of portfolio layouts make the realisation of one’s own well presented portfolio easier than one might think. Any student or qualified nurse will thus benefit from Timmins & Duffy’s encouraging book.”
Karin Schirmaier, Student, University of the West of England, UK

“This book is intended for nurses at all stages of their careers and offers a much needed step-by-step guide to planning, writing and maintaining a portfolio. I was particularly pleased to see a strong emphasis on refl ection and education, as a means of encouraging nurses to think critically and learn from their own practice. All in all, this is a very well-constructed book which I highly recommend.”
Professor Gary Rolfe, Swansea University, UK

This handy guide, co-published with the Nursing Standard, is perfect for nurses who need to put together a portfolio and don’t know where to start. Written as a step-by-step guide it answers all the common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio.

Each chapter includes different tasks so you can create your portfolio as you work through the book. The book assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building and includes:

  • Examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces
  • Tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking
  • Guidance on the NMC competency frameworks

Writing your Nursing Portfolio is indispensable reading for all nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio. The book describes how the nursing portfolio fits into clinical practice and how it can make a positive difference to the nurse, patient and others.

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Jun 272016
 

A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional (SpringerBriefs in Public Health)


By (author): Sanghamitra Misra, Ana Maria Verissimo

In response to the rise in chronic medical conditions–and the growing use of complementary and alternative therapies–among pediatric and adolescent patients, healthcare practitioners are taking a serious look at pediatric integrative medicine (PIM). Although it dovetails with current concepts of preventive medicine, wellness, and patient control, PIM is still an evolving field with its own particular challenges and opportunities.

A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional explores its subject through the more familiar lens of integrative medicine. This concise comprehensive resource synthesizes the knowledge base on a range of therapies commonly associated with PIM, such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, clinical hypnosis, yoga, homeopathy, and therapeutic massage, with findings on their effective use with children. Case examples illustrate uses of PIM modalities with allopathic medicine to treat young patients at various developmental stages, and the authors pinpoint safety and appropriateness concerns, answer licensing questions, and note clinical areas requiring further study. The wide-ranging information contained here will help support interest in PIM at the research, training, and practice levels. Features of the Guide:

  • An introduction to basic concepts in PIM.
  • Trends in IM/PIM education.
  • A survey of complementary and alternative therapies, including biologically-based, body-based, mind-body, energy-based, and alternative whole systems.
  • Current evidence for IM in treating common pediatric conditions.
  • The future of integrative pediatrics.
  • References and links for further information.

Offering a front-row seat to the continued expansion of the field, A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional is a salient text not only for pediatricians but for all healthcare practitioners tasked with improving children’s wellbeing. <

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Jun 272016
 

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare


International Practice Development in Nursing builds on Practice Development in Nursing, edited by the same editors and is the first book to develop a truly international practice development perspective.

Practice development is a key concept in developing effective nursing care which is firmly embedded in health service modernisation agendas, clinical governance strategies, team and cultural developments and in quality improvements that directly impact on patient care in the UK and internationally. Practice development acknowledges the interplay between the development of knowledge and skills, enablement strategies, facilitation and a systematic, rigorous and continuous processes of emancipatory change in order to achieve evidence-based, person-centred care.

International Practice Development in Nursing is an essential resource for all practice developers and for nurses with a remit for facilitating innovation and change in practice.

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Jun 272016
 

Histamine in Inflammation (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)


The year 2010 marks the centennial for the identification of histamine and the first glimpse of its many physiological functions. From these initial findings a rich tapestry of research has uncovered roles for histamine in almost every physiological process with new findings emerging every year. These diverse roles of histamine have made for fertile ground for the discovery of novel therapeutics, and these drugs have been so successful that the term “antihistamine” has entered the common lexicon. This volume is an attempt to give a snapshot in time as to the current understanding of the role of histamine in just one important therapeutic area?inflammation. The first three chapters provide some background context for the rest of the book starting out with a historical perspective by Figueroa and Shankley. Bongers et al provide an overview of the pharmacology of the four histamine receptors and the chapter by Hiroshi Ohtsu describes how histamine is synthesized as well as the insights derived from mice where this synthesis is disrupted. The next several chapters discuss disease areas where histamine is known to be involved. Chapter 4 by Thomas Taylor-Clark outlines the role of histamine in allergic rhinitis, an area were antihistamines are commonly used. This is also true for ocular allergy as discussed by Ohbayashi et al. Both of these chapters highlight aspects of these conditions that are still not well-controlled and suggest the utility of new antihistamines targeting other histamine receptors.
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Jun 262016
 

Low Fertility, Institutions, and their Policies: Variations Across Industrialized Countries


This volume examines ten economically advanced countries in Europe and Asia that have experienced different levels of fertility decline. It offers readers a cross-country perspective on the causes and consequences of low birth rates and the different policy responses to this worrying trend.

The countries examined are not only diverse geographically, historically, and culturally, but also have different policies and institutions in place. They include six very-low-fertility countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Taiwan) and four that have close to replacement-level fertility (United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, and France). 

Although fertility has gone down in all these countries over the past 50 years, the chapters examine the institutional, policy, and cultural factors that have led some countries to have much lower fertility rates than others. In addition, the final chapter provides a cross-country comparison of individual perceptions about obstacles to fertility, based on survey data, and government support for families. This broad overview, along with a general introduction, helps put the specific country papers in context. 

As birth rates continue to decline, there is increasing concern about the fate of social welfare systems, including healthcare and programs for the elderly. This book will help readers to better understand the root causes of such problems with its insightful discussion on how a country’s institutions, policies, and culture shape fertility trends and levels.

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Jun 262016
 

Regulating Tobacco


The proliferation of lawsuits against the tobacco industry has had profound implications for American health policy, tort law, civil law, and welfare and social policy. Since the publication of Rabin and Sugarman’s Smoking Policy, class action suits, FDA regulation, clean air legislation, health insurance reimbursement, and extensive advertising have brought tobacco to the forefront of national and public policy debates.
This collection includes essays by eleven leading public health experts, economists, physicians, political scientists, and lawyers, whose activities encompass Congressional testimonies, Surgeon General’s reports on youth smoking, and clinical trials for drugs for smoking cessation. They analyze specific strategies that have been used to influence tobacco use–including taxation, regulation of advertising and promotion, regulation of indoor smoking, control of youth access to cigarettes and other tobacco products, litigation, and subsidies of smoking cessation–and set them against the latest scientific findings about tobacco use and the changing cultural and political setting against which policy decisions are being made.
In addition to Rabin and Sugarman, contributors include Frank Chaloupka, Peter Jacobson, Robert Kagan, Nancy Rigotti, John Slade, and Ken Warner.
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Jun 262016
 

Bionanomaterials for Skin Regeneration (SpringerBriefs in Bioengineering)


By (author): Mihaela D. Leonida, Ish Kumar

This book gives a concise overview of bionanomaterials with applications for skin regeneration. The advantages and challenges of nanoscale materials are covered in detail, giving a basic view of the skin structure and conditions that require transdermal or topical applications. Medical applications, such as wound healing, care for burns, skin disease, and cosmetic care, such as aging of the skin and photodamage, and how they benefit from bionanomaterials, are described in detail. A final chapter is devoted to the ethical and social issues related to the use of bionanomaterials for skin regeneration. This is an ideal book for researchers in materials science, medical scientists specialized in dermatology, and cosmetic chemists working in formulations. It can also serve as a reference for nanotechnologists, dermatologists, microbiologists, engineers, and polymer chemists, as well as students studying in these fields.
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