Catastrophic Perioperative Complications And Management

Author: Charles J. Fox, III
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331996125X
Size: 10,96 MB
Format: PDF
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For years the administrative of anesthesia was extremely dangerous and risky. Because of this the surgeon and anesthesiologist had to balance the risks and benefits for each patient before proceeding with surgery. In the last two decades the care of the surgical patient has changed dramatically. New equipment, monitors and pharmacologic agents have transformed surgical technique and improved outcomes. Patients once deemed “too sick” for the operating room are found frequently on operating room schedules nationwide. Today, anesthesiology for the healthy patient in most developed countries is extremely safe. However, perioperative complications still occur. These events can be catastrophic for patients and may have serious implications for residents, surgical and anesthesiology staff and nurses. Prompt recognition and management of these incidents may reduce or negate complications. This is based on a fundamental base of knowledge acquired through several avenues and practiced with other team members to maximize outcomes. Engagement of all caregivers impacts outcomes. Many organizations do not have the structural components or education to recognize or manage these catastrophic events. This textbook will provide educational material for the many students, as well as nurses, residents or attending physicians who participate in perioperative medicine. It will focus on the most serious perioperative complications and include a discussion of the pathophysiologic and pharmacologic implications unique to each. Additionally, it will provide medicolegal information pertinent to those providing care to these patients. All chapters will be written with the most current and relevant information by leading experts in each field.The layout and format is designed to be purposeful, logical and visually effective. Other features include review questions and answers, chapter summaries and shaded call-out boxes to facilitate learning. Catastrophic Perioperative Complications and Management will be of great utility for medical and nursing students, anesthesiology residents, student nurse anesthestists, surgical residents, nurses involved in perioperative medicine as well as surgical and anesthesiology attending physicians.

Organometallic Chemistry

Author: Edward W. Abel
Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 0851866514
Size: 15,32 MB
Format: PDF
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This Specialist Periodical Report aims to reflect the growing interest in the potential of organometallic chemistry.

Forensic Science In Wildlife Investigations

Author: Adrian Linacre
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849304118
Size: 20,24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 657

The range of species that fall within the realm of wildlife crimes is extensive, ranging from ferns and orchids to bald eagles and great whales. Solving these crimes is rarely dependent on the testimony of witnesses or victims. An ever-increasing number of research groups are applying scientific tests to animal and plant studies alike. However, until now, whatever progress is available in this area has remained scattered through the literature. Forensic Science in Wildlife Investigations focuses on the developing test methods that can be applied to wildlife crimes. In large part, the tests described are drawn from human-based research. Edited by Adrian Linacre, a noted forensic researcher and one of the principal pioneers active in wildlife forensics, this volume collects the work of others working across the world with both plant and animal investigations. While the book contains valuable approaches that lab investigators can employ, the scientific material is written at a level that requires no more than a fundamental knowledge of biology. Any required scientific information is provided in separate boxes. Offering practical guidance, it helps investigators and lab technicians decide on best methods, including a determination of when basic microscopy is sufficient, when DNA testing should occur, and what tests or combination of tests should be executed in a particular circumstance. The text illustrates how to identify the species and geographic region of origin of an unknown sample. Demonstrating the latest methods through real-world case studies, this volume provides the direction and practical advice needed by legal and police professionals seeking to gain the evidence needed to prosecute wildlife crimes.

Diagnosing Learning Disorders Third Edition

Author: Bruce F. Pennington
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146253791X
Size: 15,39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Description A definitive reference--now extensively revised with 70% new material--this book presents cutting-edge knowledge on how learning disorders develop and how to diagnose and treat them effectively. In additional to dyslexia and mathematics disabilities, the book covers speech and language disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability. Accessibly written, it is grounded in genetics, neuroscience, and developmental neuropsychology. Clinicians and educators are guided to make sense of children's impairments and strengths and make sound diagnostic decisions. Best practices in intervention are reviewed. User-friendly features include case examples and summary tables in each disorder-specific chapter. Key words learning disabilities, differential diagnosis, identification, classification, reading, mathematics, difficulties, impairments, dyslexia, dyscalculia, special education, classrooms, interventions, treatments, assessments, diagnostic instruments, testing, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger syndrome, intellectual disability, mental retardation, speech sound disorder, language, ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, instruction, achievement, specific learning disorder, specific learning disability, developmental neuropsychology, brain, neuroscience, students, children, adolescents, struggling learners, special-needs, DSM5, DSMV, etiology, causes, disabled children"--

The Role Of Letter Speech Sound Integration In Typical And Atypical Reading Development

Author: Jurgen Tijms
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889636984
Size: 20,61 MB
Format: PDF
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Fluency is the quintessence of effective reading. To obtain socio-economic success, fluent reading is of primordial importance and reading is considered a crucial marker of an individual’s life course. Approximately 5% of children are affected by developmental dyslexia, exhibiting inaccurate word recognition, spelling, phonological decoding, and most importantly, severely dysfluent reading, which remains as their most characterizing and persistent deficit. Unable to attain society’s literacy demands, individuals with dyslexia are at severe risk for adverse academic, economic, and psychosocial consequences. Recently, it has been posed that the development of automatic letter-speech sound (LSS) integration is critical in the acquisition of fluent reading skills, and in particular that a failure to develop automatic LSS integration results in an impairment of reading fluency. In support, neurocognitive research has suggested that the development of automatized processing of LSS associations is an essential step in the formation of a functional neural network for reading. Furthermore, both neurocognitive and behavioural studies have suggested a less efficient LSS integration in children with dyslexia than in typical readers. Finally, results from intervention studies have suggested that training LSS might be a promising approach to ameliorate dysfluent reading in children with dyslexia. Nonetheless, there is still a considerable gap of knowledge in our understanding of the mechanisms by which learning LSS associations relate to (dys)fluent reading.

Journal Of The American Chemical Society

Author: American Chemical Society
Size: 20,47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 366

Proceedings of the Society are included in v. 1-59, 1879-1937.

Acute Care Handbook For Physical Therapists E Book

Author: Jaime C. Paz
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323227538
Size: 11,86 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 937

Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in an acute care setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 4th Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, safety, medical-surgical ‘lingo’, and the many aspects of patient are from the emergency department to the intensive care unit to the general ward. This restructured new edition streamlines the text into four parts— Introduction, Systems, Diagnoses, and Interventions to make the book even easier to use as a quick reference. Intervention algorithms, updated illustrations, and language consistent with the ICF model all help you digest new information and become familiar with new terminology. This comprehensive resource is just what you need to better manage the specific needs of your patients in the complex acute care environment. Intervention algorithms, tables, boxes, and clinical tips highlight key information about the acute care environment in a format that makes finding and digesting information easy. The major body system chapters provide the evidence-based information you need to understand the complex issues of patients in the acute care environment so you can optimally manage the needs of your patients. Current information on medications, laboratory tests, diagnostics, and intervention methods relevant to patients in the acute care environment illustrates how the acute care environment can impact these elements. Clinical tips highlight key points and provide access to the tips and tricks accumulated over a career by an experienced clinician. Language consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition offers common linguistic ground through the use of Guide standards. Lay-flat pages and uncluttered design make the book easier to use as a quick reference. NEW! Restructured table of contents helps you quickly locate information. NEW! Language from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association increases your familiarity with terminology. NEW! New intervention algorithms along with existing algorithms break clinical decision-making into individual steps and sharpens your on-the-spot critical-thinking skills. NEW! A quick-reference appendix covering abbreviations commonly found in the acute care environment supplies the translation tools you need, while flagging any abbreviations that may be harmful to the patient.

Supportive Oncology E Book

Author: Mellar P. Davis
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437735940
Size: 12,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 970

Supportive Oncology, by Drs. Davis, Feyer, Ortner, and Zimmermann, is your practical guide to improving your patients‘ quality of life and overall outcomes by integrating palliative care principles into the scope of clinical oncologic practice at all points along their illness trajectories. A multidisciplinary editorial team, representing the dual perspectives of palliative medicine and oncology, offers expert guidance on how to effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counselling when appropriate. Integrate complementary palliative principles as early as possible after diagnosis with guidance from a multidisciplinary editorial team whose different perspectives and collaboration provide a well-balanced approach. Effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counseling when appropriate. Improve patients’ quality of life with the latest information on pain and symptom management including managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rehabilitating and counselling long-term survivors, and managing tumor-related symptoms and other complications in the palliative care setting. Prescribe the most effective medications, manage toxicities, and deal with high symptom burdens.

Abstracts Of The Journal

Author: Institute of Petroleum (Great Britain)
Size: 13,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 433

Heart Failure A Companion To Braunwald S Heart Disease E Book

Author: Douglas L. Mann
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437703631
Size: 15,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 386

Dr. Douglas L. Mann, one of the foremost experts in the field, presents the 2nd Edition of Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. This completely reworked edition covers the scientific and clinical guidance you need to effectively manage your patients and captures the dramatic advances made in the field over the last five years. Now in full color, this edition features eleven new chapters, including advanced cardiac imaging techniques, use of biomarkers, cell-based therapies and tissue engineering, device therapies, and much more. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Use this Braunwald’s companion as the definitive source to prepare for the ABIM’s new Heart Failure board exam. Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at Expert Consult. This edition includes 67 new authors, who are experts in the field of heart failure Stay on the cutting edge with new chapters on: The latest practice guidelines for medical and device therapy Hemodynamic assessment of heart failure Contemporary medical therapy for heart failure patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction Biomarkers in heart failure Pulmonary hypertension Management of co-morbidities in heart failure Mechanical cardiac support devices Get up to speed with the latest clinical trials, as well as how they have influenced current practice guidelines Explore what’s changing in key areas such as basic mechanisms of heart failure, genetic screening, cell and gene therapies, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure prevention, co-morbid conditions, telemedicine/remote monitoring, and palliative care