” Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy “
Publisher:Humana Press | Pages:191 | 2007-07-16 | ISBN:1588298787 | PDF | 1.8 MB
Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy investigates intraperitoneal chemotherapy in a variety of complex and interesting ways. The volume details major clinical trails to date, including immunotherapy, hyperthermic treatment of colo-rectal and ovarian cancers. Authors also examine regional approaches to therapy, systemic therapy, and the use of carboplatin and paclitaxel as the standard treatment for women with stages III and IV ovarian cancer. Other chapters also investigate techniques and procedures in treatment, as well as the future direction of both normothermic and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
Publisher: Humana Press | Language: English | ISBN:1588292835 | 784 pages | Data: 2004 | PDF | 8 Mb
Description: An in-depth review by leading authorities of the latest therapies and techniques for rescuing persons in cardiac arrest. The authors explore the physiology behind current state-of-the-art clinical resuscitation and translate it into practical bedside recommendations, clinical tips, and expert techniques. Topics of interest include the epidemiology of sudden death, management of ventilation, chest compression technique training, public access defibrillation, drug delivery during CPR, the latest drug therapies, and cardiac arrest in disease, pregnancy, drowning, lightning strike, and trauma. The authors also review the major ongoing research in resuscitation science that will likely affect the next set of international resuscitation guidelines.
Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach
Type: Medical Books
Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach
Publisher: Jossey-Bass | 2007-03-16 | ISBN 0787978981 | Pages: 512 | PDF | 2 MB
Quality by Design reflects the research and applied training conducted at Dartmouth Medical School under the leadership of Gene Nelson, Paul Batalden, and Marjorie Godfrey. The book includes the research results of high-performing clinical microsystems, illustrative case studies that highlight individual clinical programs, guiding principles that are easily applied, and tools, techniques, and methods that can be adapted by clinical practices and interdisciplinary clinical teams. The authors
* describe how to develop microsystems that can attain peak performance through active engagement of interdisciplinary teams in learning and applying improvement science and measurement;
* explore the essence of leadership for clinical Microsystems;
* show what mid-level leaders can do to enable peak performance at the front lines of care;
* outline the design and redesign of services and planning care to match patient needs with services offered;
* examine the issue of safety;
* describe the vital role of data in creating a rich and useful information environment;
* provide a core curriculum that can build microsystems’ capability, provide excellent care, promote a positive work environment, and contribute to the larger organization.
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The Miller Method: Developing the Capacities of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Stationary Office | Pages:320 | 2007-02-15 | ISBN: 1843107228 | 6 MB
The systems model of autism that that Dr. Miller presents in this book is internally related to the therapeutic program that he outlines: that is, his model of autism informs the principles and techniques employed in the Miller Method®. On this model, autism spectrum disorders are seen as the downstream effect of initial biological or processing challenges that constrain the child’s capacity to regulate or process his sensory impressions and/or to control his movements, thereby impairing his capacity to differentiate between himself and others. The child may have trouble achieving any sense of stability at all, or he may settle on behaviors that enable him to maintain a sense of order at the cost of further development.
“An Introduction to Forensic Genetics “
Publisher: Wiley | Pages:162 | 2007-11-02 | ISBN:0470010266 | PDF| 2.2 MB
An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is a comprehensive introduction to this fast moving area from the collection of evidence at the scene of a crime to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context. The last few years have seen significant advances in the subject and the development and application of genetics has revolutionised forensic science.
This book begins with the key concepts needed to fully appreciate the subject and moves on to examine the latest developments in the field, illustrated throughout with references to relevant casework. In addition to the technology involved in generating a DNA profile, the underlying population biology and statistical interpretation are also covered. The evaluation and presentation of DNA evidence in court is discussed as well with guidance on the evaluation process and how court reports and statements should be presented.
* An accessible introduction to Forensic Genetics from the collection of evidence to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context
* Includes case studies to enhance student understanding
* Includes the latest developments in the field focusing on the technology used today and that which is likely to be used in the future
* Accessible treatment of population biology and statistics associated with forensic evidence
This book offers undergraduate students of Forensic Science an accessible approach to the subject that will have direct relevance to their courses. An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is also an invaluable resource for postgraduates and practising forensic scientists looking for a good introduction to the field.
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Larry W. Swanson, ” Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan”
Oxford University Press, USA (October 31, 2002) | ISBN:0195105044 | 320 pages | CHM | 9,6 Mb
“Larry Swanson, one of the great contemporary students of brain anatomy, has given us a broad overview of the structure and function of the brain using insights from embryology and from evolutionary comparison to highlight the principles that govern the anatomical substrates of behavior. This book will be read avidly by both students and practicing scientists.”–Eric R. Kandel, M. D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
“Neuroanatomy is usually associated with boring memorization and dense terminology. But Swanson has brought the subject to life by focusing on the principles that underlie brain structure and function. These principles, illuminated by an historical perspective and placed in an evolutionary context, actually constitute a theory of brain. This book’s logical organization, intellectual sweep, and clear writing made it a joy for me to read.”–Charles F. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
“This short book deserves wide readership. It could serve both as a general introduction for the undergraduate and as a means to widen one’s horizon for the experienced researcher.”–Jan Voogd in Science
“I was pleasantly surprised by the comparative and evolutionary approach used to introduce the major concepts, and I was drawn in by the historical context in which the story is told…a clearly written and logically organized overview of the major functional subsivisions of the vertebrate nervous system, accompanied by a commentary on historical views of brain function. It will be a welcome addition to the libraries of students and anyone interested in the basic organization of the brain.”–Nature Neuroscience
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“The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison “
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA | Pages:436 | 2005-05-26 | ISBN:0192805991 | PDF | 1.3 MB
How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that are intrinsically dangerous be used in medicine? How did poisoners use the chemical properties of chemicals to cover their tracks? Emsley gives detailed histories of five of the most toxic elements - arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, highlighting some of the most famous murders and how the murderers used the chemical properties of elements to hide what they were doing. He shows how the elements have been behind many modern day environmental catastrophes including accidental mass poisonings from lead and arsenic, and the Minamata Bay Disaster in Japan. The array of fascinating stories shows how chemicals have impacted the lives of people ranging from the Greeks and Romans to Newton, Napoleon, Lucrezia Borgia, Mozart, Nelson Mandela, and Saddam Hussein. Emsley also touches on subjects close to home: cot deaths, laxatives, venereal disease, alleged cures for acne, hangovers, and insanity.