May 312016
 

Surgical Tools and Medical Devices


This new edition presents information and knowledge on the field of biomedical devices and surgical tools. The authors look at the interactions between nanotechnology, nanomaterials, design, modeling, and tools for surgical and dental applications, as well as how nanostructured surfaces can be created for the purposes of improving cell adhesion between medical devices and the human body. Each original chapter is revised in this second edition and describes developments in coatings for heart valves, stents, hip and knee joints, cardiovascular devices, orthodontic applications, and regenerative materials such as bone substitutes. There are also 8 new chapters that address:
  • Microvascular anastomoses
  • Inhaler devices used for pulmonary delivery of medical aerosols
  • Surface modification of interference screws
  • Biomechanics of the mandible (a detailed case study)
  • Safety and medical devices
  • The synthesis of nanostructured material
  • Delivery of anticancer molecules using carbon nanotubes
  • Nano and micro coatings for medical devices

This book is appropriate for engineers, material scientists, chemists, physicists, biologists, medical and dental professionals with an interest in biomedical devices and tools, and researchers in the same fields.

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May 312016
 

Complex Surveys: Analysis of Categorical Data


By (author): Parimal Mukhopadhyay

The primary objective of this book is to study some of the research topics in the area of analysis of complex surveys which have not been covered in any book yet. It discusses the analysis of categorical data using three models: a full model, a log-linear model and a logistic regression model. It is a valuable resource for survey statisticians and practitioners in the field of sociology, biology, economics, psychology and other areas who have to use these procedures in their day-to-day work. It is also useful for courses on sampling and complex surveys at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. 
The importance of sample surveys today cannot be overstated. From voters’ behaviour to fields such as industry, agriculture, economics, sociology, psychology, investigators generally resort to survey sampling to obtain an assessment of the behaviour of the population they are interested in. Many large-scale sample surveys collect data using complex survey designs like multistage stratified cluster designs. The observations using these complex designs are not independently and identically distributed – an assumption on which the classical procedures of inference are based. This means that if classical tests are used for the analysis of such data, the inferences obtained will be inconsistent and often invalid. For this reason, many modified test procedures have been developed for this purpose over the last few decades.
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May 312016
 

Narratives of Recovery from Serious Mental Illness


By (author): William Tucker

In this informative and inspiring book the author narrates the stories of 12 patients whom he treated during their recovery from serious mental illness.  These narratives reveal their common struggles: misdiagnosis, dual-diagnosis, impeded access to medication, medication-adherence issues, homelessness, employment/unemployment issues, and problems with governmental agencies.   They also reveal some of the satisfactions of practicing outreach psychiatry: appreciating the patients’ resilience, persistence, and talents, and the cooperation of outside service-providers, all of which promote recovery.  Each patient’s path is unique.  Their successes remind us that schizophrenia, paranoia, bipolar illness, and substance abuse need not preclude a productive and satisfying life.

· Direct quotations from patients demonstrate their awareness of their problems and progress.

· Patients’ acceptance promotes flexibility and creativity from their psychiatrist.

· Team members provide innovative and targeted support.

· The psychiatrist identifies aspects his interactions with these patients that contributed to his professional development.

· A unique feature is the documentation of patients’ monthly progress for up to 6 years.

Though no one knows what initiates recovery, this book vividly describes how it does so.   For psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers these are compelling stories of hope and a powerful call to consider outreach psychiatry.

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May 312016
 

Unifying Causality and Psychology: Being, Brain, and Behavior


By (author): Gerald Young

This magistral treatise approaches the integration of psychology through the study of the multiple causes of normal and dysfunctional behavior. Causality is the focal point reviewed across disciplines. Using diverse models, the book approaches unifying psychology as an ongoing project that integrates genetics, experience, evolution, brain, development, change mechanisms, and so on. The book includes in its integration free will, epitomized as freedom in being. It pinpoints the role of the self in causality and the freedom we have in determining our own behavior. The book deals with disturbed behavior, as well, and tackles the DSM-5 approach to mental disorder and the etiology of psychopathology. Young examines all these topics with a critical eye, and gives many innovative ideas and models that will stimulate thinking on the topic of psychology and causality for decades to come. It is truly integrative and original.

Among the topics covered:

Models and systems of causality of behavior.

Nature and nurture: evolution and complexities.

Early adversity, fetal programming, and getting under the skin.

Free will in psychotherapy: helping people believe.

Causality in psychological injury and law: basics and critics.

A Neo-Piagetian/Neo-Eriksonian 25-step (sub)stage model.

Unifying Causality and Psychology appeals to the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, philosophy, neuroscience, genetics, law, the social sciences and humanistic fields, in general, and other mental health fields. Its level of writing makes it appropriate for graduate courses, as well as researchers and practitioners.

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May 312016
 

Clinical Nephrotoxins: Renal Injury from Drugs and Chemicals


To you the reader, the joy of discovery begins, for We continue in our goal of providing a text which us the job is done. In this edition, we have corrected is useful, not only to the clinician, but of equal interest past deficiencies, added new topics, expanded infor- to the investigator. The selection of content has been mation regarding the pediatric age group, provided directed at topics of current interest rather than those up to date (March 2003) references, while remaining of historic contribution. We have stressed the cont- true to our concept of a multi-national author book. bution of cell biology and pathophysiology, were it We continue to believe that scientific information is an exists, believing it provides both a better understa- international commodity whose interpretation and ap- ing of toxic injury when known, and a rational dir- plication are strongly influenced by both the cultural tion for therapy and prevention. and ethnic background of the observer. The oppor- nity to share in the rich diversity of the international We are encouraged by the accumulation of rec- scientific community remains a fundamental goal of nized risk factors, which allow pre-treatment strati- this endeavor. To participate as equals leads to mu- cation of our patients’ relative risk and allow us to – tual respect and peer appreciation. The sharing of in- cus our preventative techniques on the individuals tellectual resources fostered by this effort should and most likely to gain the greatest benefit.
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May 312016
 

Clinical Ophthalmic Echography: A Case Study Approach


By (author): Roger P. Harrie

Ultrasonography is an important adjuvant for the clinical assessment of a variety of ocular and orbital diseases. With proper use, one can gather a vast amount of information not possible with physical exam alone.

Ultrasound is most useful when intraocular are difficult or impossible to examine. Situations that prevent normal examination include lid problems (severe edema, partial or total tarsorrhaphy), keratoprosthesis, corneal opacities, hyphema, hypopyon, miosis, pupillary membranes, dense cataracts, or vitreous opacities (hemorrhage, inflammatory debris).

Diagnostic B-scan ultrasound accurately images intraocular structures and give valuable information on the status of the lens, vitreous, retina, choroid, and sclera. Ultrasound is also used for diagnostic purposes when pathology is clinically visible, such as differentiating iris or ciliary body lesions; ruling out ciliary body detachments; differentiating intraocular tumors, serous versus hemorrhagic choroidal detachments, rhegmatogenous versus exudative retinal detachments, and disc drusen versus papilledema; or determining functioning versus nonfunctioning glaucoma tube shunts.

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May 312016
 

Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery: Text with DVD, 1e


Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery is the new, definitive resource in reproductive medicine. This unique text offers detailed discussion on both the medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders, as well as coverage of associated imaging modalities. Included are chapters on Reproductive Genetics, Management of Endometriosis (including interventional radiology), Ultrasonography and Sonohysterography, Preservation of Fertility, and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. The book also features an accompanying DVD with additional images and video loops. A resource every practitioner interested in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility needs!
  • Offers detailed discussion of medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders … No other text offers coverage of both medical and surgical management in one resource.
  • Covers gynecologic disorders that impact fertility–an important aspect of identifying fertility issues, not included in major competition
  • Section on basic reproductive biology … Not overly detailed — Written for a clinician to understand how to practice reproductive medicine
  • Section on reproductive imaging … Unique to this text – includes US and MRI of the reproductive organs
  • Algorithm in each chapter … 4-color throughout … Demonstrates the appropriate clinical investigation and management … Offers attractive layout and best views of surgical procedures
  • Perform reproductive surgery procedures with step-by-step guidance on intrauterine device insertion and laparoscopic surgery with detailed images and videos on the accompanying dvd
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May 312016
 

Clinicians’ Guide to Asthma (Clinicians Guide Series)


By (author): Fan Chung

Clinicians’ Guide to Asthma puts the care of patients with asthma into context for the GP / Primary care specialist and general hospital physician, presenting the current knowledge regarding asthma and its treatment in an accessible manner. Topics covered include epidemiology, socio-economic costs, causes and pathophysiology, mechanisms, pharmacologic therapies and other aspects of asthma management. The book discusses current hot topics in research and likely future breakthroughs, and provides sufficient practical detail for the physician to use in everyday management of asthma within a range of patient sub-groups including children.
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May 312016
 

Comprehensive Electrocardiology (Springer Reference)


New edition of the classic complete reference book for cardiologists and trainee cardiologists on the theory and practice of electrocardiography, one of the key modalities used for evaluating cardiology patients and deciding on appropriate management strategies.

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May 312016
 

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, 3 Volume Set, Second Edition: Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Therapeutics and Advanced Biophotonics (The Biomedical Photonics Handbook)


Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution

The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature and the cost-effectiveness of photonic modalities in medical diagnostics and therapy. The second edition of the Biomedical Photonics Handbook presents recent fundamental developments as well as important applications of biomedical photonics of interest to scientists, engineers, manufacturers, teachers, students, and clinical providers. The third volume, Therapeutics and Advanced Biophotonics, focuses on therapeutic modalities, advanced biophotonic technologies, and future trends.

Represents the Collective Work of over 150 Scientists, Engineers, and Clinicians

Designed to display the most recent advances in instrumentation and methods, as well as clinical applications in important areas of biomedical photonics to a broad audience, this three-volume handbook provides an inclusive forum that serves as an authoritative reference source for a broad audience involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice of medical technologies.

What’s New in This Edition:

A wide variety of photonic biochemical sensing technologies has already been developed for clinical monitoring of early disease states and physiological parameters, such as blood pressure, blood chemistry, pH, temperature, and the presence of pathological organisms or biochemical species of clinical importance. Advanced photonic detection technologies integrating the latest knowledge of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics allow sensing of early disease states, thus revolutionizing the medicine of the future. Nanobiotechnology has opened new possibilities for detection of biomarkers of disease, imaging single molecules and in situ diagnostics at the single-cell level. In addition to these state-of-the-art advancements, the second edition contains new topics and chapters including:

• Fiber Optic Probe Design

• Laser and Optical Radiation Safety

• Photothermal Detection

• Multidimensional Fluorescence Imaging

• Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging

• Molecular Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography

• Multiscale Photoacoustics

• Polarized Light for Medical Diagnostics

• Quantitative Diffuse Reflectance Imaging

• Interferometric Light Scattering

• Nonlinear Interferometric Vibrational Imaging

• Nanoscintillator-Based Therapy

• SERS Molecular Sentinel Nanoprobes

• Plasmonic Coupling Interference Nanoprobes

Comprised of three books: Volume I: Fundamentals, Devices, and Techniques; Volume II: Biomedical Diagnostics; and Volume III: Therapeutics and Advanced Biophotonics, this second edition contains eight sections, and provides introductory material in each chapter. It also includes an overview of the topic, an extensive collection of spectroscopic data, and a list of references for further reading.

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