• Digital/Print
    Mimi Kuo-Deemer.
    Summary: "Reduce stress, release pain, and create bodily harmony with this introduction to qigong and the yin/yang balance of tai chi, the ancient Chinese arts of movement meditation. This accessible book features information about these practices as well as insights into their benefits, providing tools for replenishing inner resources and managing energy levels. It also offers advice on making healthier choices in everyday life that will support the body's natural capacity for energy, balance, and well-being"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Print
    Matthew B. Miles, A. Michael Huberman, Johnny Saldaña.
    Summary: Miles, Huberman, and Saldaña's Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook is the authoritative text for analyzing and displaying qualitative research data. The Fourth Edition maintains the analytic rigor of previous editions while showcasing a variety of new visual display models for qualitative inquiry. Graphics are added to the now-classic matrix and network illustrations of the original co-authors. Five chapters have been substantially revised, and the appendix's annotated bibliography includes new titles in research methods. Graduate students and established scholars from all disciplines will find this resource an innovative compendium of ideas for the representation and presentation of qualitative data. As the authors demonstrate, when researcheres "think display," their analyses of social life capture the complex and vivid processes of the people and institutions studied. -- From back cover.

    Part I. The substantive start. Introduction ; Research design and data management ; Ethical issues in analysis ; Fundamentals of qualitative data analysis
    Part II. Displaying the data. Designing matrix, network, and graphic displays ; Methods of exploring
    ; Methods of describing ; Methods of ordering ; Methods of explaining ; Methods of predicting
    Part III. Making good sense. Drawing and verifying conclusions ; Writing about qualitative research
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    Kristi Jackson & Pat Bazeley.
    Summary: "Engaging and accessible, this book offers students a complete guide to using NVivo for qualitative data analysis. Drawing on their wealth of expertise, the authors offer detailed, practical advice that relates to students' own experience and research projects. Packed with real-world examples and case studies, the book supports students through every stage of qualitative data analysis."--Provided by publisher

    Chapter 1: Where to begin?
    Chapter 2: Designing an NVivo project
    Chapter 3: Coding foundations
    Chapter 4: Advanced coding
    Chapter 5: Cases, classifications and comparisons
    Chapter 6: Surveys and mixed methods
    Chapter 7: Querying data
    Chapter 8: Literature reviews and PDF files
    Chapter 9: Working with multimedia files
    Chapter 10: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and web pages
    Chapter 11: Teamwork
    Chapter 12: Moving on
    further resources.
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    Michael Quinn Patton.
    Summary: Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic, and up-to-date review of qualitative methods available. The Third Edition has retained and expanded upon the exhibits, which highlight and summarize major issues, guidelines, the summative sections, tables, and figures as well as the sage advice of the Sufi-Zen master, Halcolm. This revision will help readers integrate and make sense of the great volume of qualitative works published in the past decade.

    The nature, niche, value, and fruit of qualitative inquiry
    Strategic themes in qualitative inquiry
    Variety of qualitative inquiry frameworks : paradigmatic, philosophical, and theoretical orientations
    Practical and actionable qualitative applications
    Designing qualitative studies
    Fieldwork strategies and observation methods
    Qualitative interviewing
    Qualitative analysis and interpretation
    Enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative studies.
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    edited by Catherine Pope, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK, Nicholas Mays, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK.
    Summary: "Now in its fourth edition, this essential introduction to conducting and interpreting qualitative research is fully revised and updated with new material examining the impact of the web research and social media, data mining and co- designing. This concise, practical and easy-to-use guide continues to show how qualitative research can be employed effectively and appropriately to answer some of the questions confronting health care researchers today"-- Provided by publisher.

    The role of theory in qualitative research
    Ethical issues in qualitative research
    Focus groups
    Observational methods
    Documentary analysis
    Digital data and online qualitative research
    Conversation analysis
    Synthesising qualitative research
    Mixed methods research
    Case studies
    Participatory research in health care
    Quality in qualitative research.
    Digital Access Wiley 2020
  • Digital
    Patricia L. Shaw and Darcy Carter.
    Part I: Performance improvement model. Introduction and history of performance improvement
    Defining a performance improvement model
    Identifying improvement opportunities based on performance measurement
    Using teamwork in performance improvement
    Aggregating and analyzing performance improvement data
    Communicating performance improvement activities and recommendations
    Part II: Continuous monitoring and improvement functions. Measuring customer satisfaction
    Refining the continuum of care
    Improving the provision of care, treatment, and services
    Preventing and controlling infectious disease
    Decreasing risk exposure
    Building a safe medication management system
    Managing the environment of care
    Developing staff and human resources
    Part III: Management of performance improvement programs. Organizing and evaluating performance improvement
    Navigating the accreditation, certification, or licensure process
    Implementing effective information management tools for performance improvement
    Managing healthcare performance improvement projects
    Managing the human side of change
    Understanding the legal implications of performance improvement.
    Digital Access R2Library 2019
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    edited by Patricia Kelly Vana, Beth A. Vottero, Gerry Altmiller.
    Summary: "The Third Edition of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses has been thoroughly updated for students in undergraduate Associate, Baccalaureate, Accelerated and BSN completion Nursing programs. There is a chapter focusing on each of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Competency areas, with content on Nursing Leadership and Patient Care Management infused throughout the chapters. The Third Edition also includes new chapters on Systems Thinking, Implementation Science, and Population Health. It includes an Instructor's manual and Powerpoints"-- Provided by publisher.

    Why This Book?
    Chapter Features
    Highlights of the Text
    Instructor Resources
    Unit I: Role of the Nurse in Healthcare
    Chapter 1: Patient Safety and Quality of Care as Measures of Nursing Competence
    Quality of Care and Patient Safety
    Drivers for Quality and Safety
    National Organizations Impacting Healthcare Improvement
    Global Advances in Quality and Safety
    The Patient Safety Movement to Improve Quality and Safety The Cost of Achieving Quality and Safety
    Recognizing Healthcare Excellence
    The Beginning of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses
    Integration of the Quality and Safety Education Competencies Into Nursing Education
    Integration of the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Into Nursing Curricula
    Applying the Quality and Safety Education Competencies in Practice
    Patient-Centered Care
    Teamwork and Collaboration
    Evidence-Based Practice
    Quality Improvement
    Nurses' Role in Quality and Safety as Direct Care Providers and Leaders Recognizing Nursing Excellence
    The Role of Nurse Leaders in Ensuring Quality and Safety
    Accreditation and Evaluation of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies
    End-Of-Chapter Resources
    Key Concepts
    Critical Discussion Points
    Key Terms
    Review Questions
    Review Activities
    Exploring The Web
    Chapter 2: Nurses as Leaders and Managers for Safe, High-Quality Patient Care
    Value of Enhancing Leadership Skills of Nurses at the Bedside
    Apply Leadership and Management Theory to Transform Nursing Practice to Improve Care Roles and Education of Nurses Leading and Managing Quality Care
    Motivating Nurses on the Frontline of Patient Care to Lead and Manage Quality Improvement
    Organizational Structures in Hospital Healthcare Settings
    Leadership and Management Influence an Organization's Culture
    Events to Mark the Advancement of Nursing as a Profession
    Professional Development and Education is a Life-Long Endeavor
    Benefits of Membership in Nursing Organizations
    Learning Systems and Innovation for Safe, High-Quality Patient Care
    Leadership and Management Skills Transfer to Crisis Management Key Concepts
    End-Of-Chapter Resources
    Critical Discussion Points
    Key Terms
    Review Questions
    Review Activities
    Exploring the Web
    Suggested Readings
    Chapter 3: Systems Thinking
    Define the Theoretical Principles of a System
    Systems Theory in Other Fields
    Define Systems Thinking
    Looking at the Big Picture
    Recognizing Patterns
    Willingness to Change
    Applying Systems Thinking to Nursing Practice
    Identify the Origins of Systems Thinking in Healthcare
    Historical Development of Systems Thinking in Healhcare
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    edited by Keith J. Ruskin, Marjorie P. Stielger, Stanley H. Rosenbaum.
    Patient safety : a brief history / Robert K. Stoelting
    Cognitive load theory and patient safety / Elizabeth Harry and John Sweller
    Errors and violations / Alan F. Merry
    The human-technology interface / Frank A. Drews and Jonathan R. Zadra
    Deliberate practice and acquisition of expertise / Keith Baker
    Fatigue / Michael Keane
    Situational awareness / Christian Schulz
    Creating a culture of safety / Thomas R. Chidester
    Adverse event prevention and management / Patrick J. Guffey and Martin Culwick
    Complex systems and approaches to quality improvement / Loren Riskin and Alex Macario
    Crisis resource management and patient safety in anesthesia practice / Amanda R. Burden, Jeffrey B. Cooper, and David M. Gaba
    Quality in medical education / Viji Kurup
    Regulating quality / Robert S. Lagasse
    Creating a quality management program / Richard P. Dutton
    Health information technology use for quality assurance and improvement / Christine Doyle
    Safety in remote locations / Samuel Grodofsky, Meghan Lane-Fall, and Mark S. Weiss
    Medication safety / Alan F. Merry
    Operating room fires and electrical safety / Stephan Cohn and P. Alan Klock Jr
    Disruptive behavior : the imperative for awareness and action / Sheri A. Keitz and David J. Birnbach
    Managing adverse events : the aftermath and the second victim effect / Sven Staender.
    Digital Access Oxford [2016]
  • Digital
    Lluís Donoso-Bach, Giles W. L. Boland, editors.
    Summary: This book provides a roadmap for optimizing quality and safety within radiology practices, whether academic or private and irrespective of their national setting. All aspects of the radiology workflow are addressed, from imaging appropriateness, examination scheduling, and patient preparation through to imaging protocol optimization (including radiation dose management), modality operations, reporting (including structured reporting), and report communication. The book highlights innovative IT tools, including clinical decision support, that drive compliance with national best practice standards and guidelines. The use of big data tools to manage and enhance clinical delivery is addressed. Finally, metrics designed to measure the value that radiology brings to patient care and patient outcomes are introduced. Readers wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary best practices regarding quality and safety will find this book to be a rich source of practical information.
    Digital Access Springer 2018
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    edited by Daniel J. Guillaume, Matthew A. Hunt.
    1. The many perspectives of quality and safety in neurosurgery
    2. The history and future of quality and safety in neurosurgery
    3. Clinical research in quality improvement: complementary approaches to improving neurosurgical practice
    4. On developing the tools and metrics for a neurosurgical quality program
    5. The role of clinical registries in health care
    6. Measuring value of health care: the importance and challenges of measuring true cost
    7. Teams, competence, and safety in surgery
    8. Evidence-based practice of neurosurgery: implications for quality and safety
    9. The physician handoff and its role in quality and safety
    10. Improving operating room safety
    11. Using multicenter clinical registries to improve outcomes
    12. Improving efficiency and mapping surgical procedures using lean methods
    13. Quality efforts for reducing mortality in neurosurgery
    14. Reducing readmissions
    15. Improving outcomes: big data and predictive analytics
    16. Improving performance by improving education
    17. Improving outcomes with subspecialization and regionalization
    18. Quality of care and outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery: incorporating evidence-based practice
    19. Eliminating unneccessary diagnostic imaging and labs
    20. Creating national practice standards through collaboration
    21. Use of risk model for assessment of resident perception of surgical complexity and evaluation of procedural competence
    22. Use of physical education and nutrition program to improve outcomes.
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    edited by Gwen Sherwood, Jane Barnsteiner.
    Summary: Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety.

    Quality and safety : an overview. Driving forces for quality and safety : changing mindsets to improve health care / Gwen Sherwood ; Policy implications driving national quality and safety initiatives / Mary Jean Schumann ; A national initiative : quality and safety education for nurses / Linda R. Cronewett and Jane Barnsteiner
    Quality and safety competencies : the quality and safety education for nurses project. Patient-centered care / Mary K. Walton and Jane Barnsteiner ; Teamwork and collaboration / Joanne Disch ; Quality improvement / Jean Jonson ; Evidence-based practice / Mary Fran Tracy and Jane Barnsteiner ; Safety / Jane Barnsteienr ; Informatics / Thomas R. Clancy and Judith J. Warren
    Strategies to build a culture of quality and safety. Transforming education to transform practice : integrating quality and safety in subject-centered classrooms using unfolding case studies / Lisa Day and Gwen Sherwood ; Using narrative pedagogy to foster quality and safety / Pamela M. Ironside, Elizabeth Cerbie Brown and Amy Hagedom Wonder ; Integrating quality and safety competencies in simulation / Kathryn R. Alden and Carol F. Durham ; Quality and safety education in clinical learning environments / Lisa Day and Gwen Sherwood ; Interprofessional approaches to quality and safety education / Mary A. Dolansky, Ellen Luebbers and Shirley M. Moore ; Improving quality and safety with transition-to-practice programs / Nancy Spector, Beth T. Ulrich and Jane Barnsteiner ; Leadership to create change / Joanne Disch ; Global perspectives on quality and safety / Gwen Sherwood
    Appendix A: prelicensure competencies
    Appendix B: Quality and safety education for nurses graduate/advanced practice nursing competencies
    Appendix C: Quality and safety education for nurses : results of a national Delphi study to developmentally level KSAs.
    Digital Access R2Library 2017
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    edited by Thomas Ivester MD MPH, Patrice M. Weiss MD FACOG, Paul A. Gluck MD.
    Summary: Designed for all providers of women's healthcare - including those undertaking Maintenance of Certification programs, trainees preparing for postgraduate examinations, and those initiating or growing a program of quality improvement and patient safety - this practical manual guides those implementing QI and safety programs with specific emphasis on Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. The content contains a strong case-based element to improve accessibility and understanding. An introductory section covers core attributes needed by all physicians to build a culture of patient safety, including leadership, communication and QI skills. Core clinical skills are then reviewed - in a variety of labor ward, office, operating room, and outpatient settings. Finally systems implications are highlighted, including information transparency and disclosure, training programs, and regulatory and legal implications. The editors are involved with national and international initiatives educating physicians in safety aspects of practice. The book is published in collaboration with the Foundation for EXXcellence.

    Office safety / Ty B. Erickson and Amber D. Masse
    Electronic fetal monitoring and patient safety / David Miller
    Patient safety in the outpatient setting / Roger Smith and Mark D. Pearlman
    Principles for the safe use of electrosurgery / Fidel A. Valea
    The obstetric-gynecologic hospitalist / Christopher C. Swain and Alan M. Dulit
    Transparency and disclosure / Sandra Koch
    Surgical checklists / John Wachtel and Abraham Lichtmacher
    What is a high-reliability organization? / Joseph C. Gambone and John P. Keats
    Powerful tools for quality improvement / John P. Keats
    Simulation and drills / Shad Deering
    Rapid response in obstetrics / Allison R. Durica and Elizabeth S. McCuin
    Regulatory and legal implications / Mark S. DeFrancesco
    Patient safety : a patient's perspective / Pamela K. Scarrow
    Safety programs in a community hospital : evidence-based medicine meets the realities of private practice / Holly S. Puritz
    Improving perinatal safety in an integrated healthcare system / Hans P. Cassagnol and Harry Mateer
    Fatigue and safety / Peter A. Schwartz, James W. Saxton and Maggie M. Finkelstein
    Just culture in women's health services / Michael E. Barfield, Margaret Sturdivant, and Karen Frush
    Medication safety in obstetrics and gynecology / Roseann Richards and Angela Brenner
    Improving patient safety through team training / Christian M. Pettker and Edmund F. Funai
    A systems-based approach to shoulder dystocia safety / William A. Grobman
    Creating a learning culture : debriefing and root-cause analysis / Nancy Chescheir
    Safe patient handoffs / Diana Behling and Bonnie Dattel
    Using clinical scenarios to teach patient safety / Dotun Ogunyemi, Bruce B. Ettinger and Steve Rad
    Quality and safety in medical education : implementing a curriculum of patient safety and quality improvement in medical education / Dotun Ogunyemi.
    Digital Access Cambridge 2018
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    editors, Chunlong Zhang, Jochen F. Mueller, Munro R. Mortimer.
    Summary: The ten chapters of this book provide comprehensive coverage of quality issues in environmental sampling, addressing recent developments and research advances together with advice based on the contributing experts' practical experience.

    Quality assurance/quality control in environmental field sampling / Chunlong Zhang, Jochen F. Mueller & Munro R. Mortimer
    An introduction to quality assurance/quality control in environmental sampling / Munro R. Mortimer & Jochen F. Mueller
    Sampling error and measurement uncertainty / Michael H. Ramsey
    Environmental sampling strategy and design / Mark Shibata & Natasha Hausmann
    Quality assurance/quality control in surface water sampling / Jianying Zhang & Chunlong Zhang
    Quality assurance/quality control in stormwater sampling / David McCarthy & Daren Harmel
    Quality assurance/quality control in groundwater sampling / Valérie Guérin, Stéphane Roy & Jean-Philippe Ghestem
    Quality assurance/quality control in wastewater sampling / Christoph Ort
    Quality assurance/quality control for monitoring mine-generated wastewaters / Ross E.W. Smith
    Quality assurance/quality control in air sampling / Richard Rago
    Quality assurance/quality control in biological sampling / Anders Bignert
    Digital Access Future Med 2014
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    Akshay Anand, editor.
    Summary: This book is a comprehensive and timely compilation of strategy, methods, and implementation of a proof of concept modified quality module of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). This text provides a historical overview of GLP and related standards of quality assurance practices in clinical testing laboratories as well as basic research settings. It specifically discusses the need and challenges in audit, documentation, and strategies for its implications in system-dependent productivity striving research laboratories. It also describes the importance of periodic training of study directors as well as the scholars for standardization in research processes. This book describes different documents required at various time points of a successful Ph.D and post-doc tenure along with faculty training besides entire lab establishments. Various other areas including academic social responsibility and quality assurance in the developing world, lab orientations, and communication, digitization in data accuracy, auditability and back traceability have also been discussed. This book will be a preferred source for principal investigators, research scholars, and industrial research centers globally.

    1 Historical Overview of Quality Assurance in Biological Research
    2 Conceptual framework of research data auditability
    3 Management of skilled human resources by Youth Oriented Good Laboratory Practices (YOG)
    4 Operationalization of research SOPs for PhD scholars
    5 Creating Data Recording Sheets (DRS) in quality management system
    6 The value of Master Schedules in benchmarking research productivity
    7 Logsheets and the Academic Progress of PhD Students
    8 Instigation and adherence to the quality assurance program to avoid academic conflicts
    9 Data fraud and essence of data verifiability
    10 The role of document control and archiving records in laboratory management
    11 Academic Social Responsibility and Quality Assurance in the developing world a framework for implementation
    12 Good Laboratory Practices: Lab orientations, meetings and value of communication
    13 Role of data digitization on data integrity.
    Digital Access Springer 2021
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    Asif M. Iqbal Qureshi, Zahoor Ahmad Dar, Shabir Hussain Wani, editors.
    Summary: Development of superior crops that have consistent performance in quality and in quantity has not received the same emphasis in the field of genetics and breeding as merited. Specialty trait requires special focus to propagate. Yet basic germplasm and breeding methodologies optimized to improve crops are often applied in the development of improved specialty types. However, because of the standards required for specialty traits, methods of development and improvement are usually more complex than those for common commodity crops. The same standards of performance are desired, but the genetics of the specialty traits often impose breeding criteria distinct from those of non-specialty possessing crops. Specifically, quality improvement programs have unique characteristics that require careful handling and monitoring during their development for specific needs. Adding value either via alternative products from the large volumes of grain produced or development of specialty types is of interest to producers and processors. This work assimilates the most topical results about quality improvement with contemporary plant breeding approaches. The objective of this book is to provide a summary of the germplasm, methods of development, and specific problems involved for quality breeding. In total, fourteen chapters, written by leading scientists involved in crop improvement research, provide comprehensive coverage of the major factors impacting specialty crop improvement.

    Intro; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors;
    Chapter 1: Genomic Interventions for Biofortification of Food Crops; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Genetic Variation for Various Micronutrients in Crop Plants; 1.3 The Genetic Structure of Mineral/Nutrient Content in Crop Plants; 1.3.1 Discovery of QTL Controlling Micronutrient Content in Crops; 1.3.2 Association Genetics to Discern Genomic Regions Linked with Mineral Traits; 1.4 Functional Genomics and Grain Micronutrients Accumulation in Crops; 1.5 Transgenic Interventions for Enriching Grain Nutrient Content 1.6 High-Throughput Ionome Profiling and Biofortification Breeding1.7 Whole-Genome Predictions for Improving Elemental Concentrations of Crops; 1.8 Conclusion and Perspectives; References;
    Chapter 2: Marker-Assisted Breeding for Improving the Cooking and Eating Quality of Rice; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Cooking and Eating Properties of Rice; 2.2.1 Apparent Amylose Content; 2.2.2 Genetics of Apparent Amylose Content; 2.2.3 Gelatinization Temperature; 2.2.4 Genetics of Gelatinization Temperature; 2.2.5 Gel Consistency; 2.2.6 Genetics of Gel Consistency; 2.2.7 Paste Viscosity Parameters 2.2.8 Genetics of Paste Viscosity Parameters; 2.2.9 Aroma; 2.2.10 Inheritance of Aroma; 2.3 DNA Markers Used for Predicting Cooking and Eating Quality in Rice; 2.3.1 Molecular Markers for AAC, RVA and GC; 2.3.2 DNA Markers for GT; 2.3.3 DNA Markers for Aroma in Rice; 2.4 Application of Molecular Markers for Rice Breeding in the Last Two Decades; 2.4.1 Examples of Marker-Assisted Breeding for Cooking and Eating Quality in Rice; 2.4.2 Modern Markers Technologies for Breeding for Rice Grain Quality and Other Traits; 2.5 Conclusions; References 3.6.1 Variation in Mineral Content Among Potato Cultivars and in Germplasm Collections3.6.2 Genetic Biofortification of Iron and Zinc; 3.6.3 Agronomic Biofortification of Zinc; 3.6.4 Significance of Calcium; 3.7 Vitamin Biofortification; 3.7.1 Vitamins B9 (Folate) and B1 (Thiamin); 3.7.2 Vitamins C (Ascorbic Acid), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and B6 (Pyridoxine); 3.8 Phenolic Acids, Anthocyanins and Carotenoids; 3.8.1 Anthocyanins; 3.8.2 Carotenoids; 3.8.3 Genetic Engineering of Carotenoids; References
    Chapter 3: Improving the Nutritional Value of Potatoes by Conventional Breeding and Genetic Modification3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Evolution of Modern Potatoes and Breeding Methods; 3.2.1 Domestication in South America; 3.2.2 South America to the World; 3.2.3 Conventional Breeding Methods; 3.2.4 Genetic Modification Methods; 3.3 Problems Ancient and Modern; 3.3.1 Domestication and Glycoalkaloids; 3.3.2 Frying and Acrylamide; 3.4 Resistant Starch and Glycaemic Index; 3.5 Protein Content and Amino Acid Balance; 3.6 Mineral Biofortification
    Digital Access Springer 2019
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    Feroz Jameel, Susan Hershenson, Mansoor A. Khan, Sheryl Martin-Moe, editors.
    1 Challenges and Opportunities for Biotech Quality by Design
    2 Lessons Learned From Monoclonal Antibody Applications to the Office of Biotechnology Products Quality by Design Pilot Program
    3 Definitions and Scope of Key Elements of QbD
    4 An Overview of Quality by Design for Drug Product
    5 Development of Drug Product Formulations: Molecular Design and Early Candidates Screening
    6 Approaches for Early Developability Assessment of Proteins to Guide Quality by Design of Liquid Formulations
    7 Application of QbD Principles to Late-stage Formulation Development for Biological Liquid Products
    8 Application of QbD Principles for Lyophilized Formulation Development
    9 Drug Substance Frozen Storage and Thawing
    10 Quality by Design as Applied to Drug Substance Formulation using Ultrafiltration and Diafiltration
    11 A QbD Approach in the Development and Scale-up of Mixing Processes
    12 Application of QbD Elements in the Development and Scale-up of a Commercial Filtration Process
    13 Application of QbD Elements in the Development and Scale-up of Commercial Filling Process
    14 Lyophilization Process Design and Development Using QbD Principles
    15 Visible and Subvisible Protein Particle Inspection Within a QbD-based Strategy
    16 Quality by Design for Distribution of Environmentally Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products
    17 Quality by Design for Primary Container Components
    18 Devices and Combination Products for Biopharmaceuticals
    19 Applicability of QbD for Vaccine Drug Product Development
    20 Automation and High Throughput Technologies in Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Development with QbD Approaches
    21 Critical Quality Attributes, Specifications, and Control Strategy
    22 Multivariate Analysis for Process Understanding, Monitoring, Control and Optimization in Lyophilization Processes
    23 Using Mathematical Modeling and Prior Knowledge for QbD in Freeze-drying Processes
    24 Application of Multivariate Statistical Process Monitoring to Lyophilization Process
    25 Application of PAT in Real-time Monitoring and Controlling of Lyophilization Process
    26 Product Homogeneity Assessment during Validation of Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Manufacturing Processes
    27 Application of Quality by Design Principles to the Drug Product Technology Transfer Process
    28 Regulatory Considerations For Implementation of the QbD Paradigm for Biologics: Laying the Foundation for Product and Process Lifecycle Management.
    Digital Access Springer 2015
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    edited by Peter Hopewood, Mary J. Milroy.
    Summary: This book follows the continuum of cancer care model as its outline vide infra. As cancer is now a very multidisciplinary disease, it encourages dedicated professionals from various specialties as well as active patient cooperation in order to improve successful treatment and survival. This text will serve as a detailed reference source for healthcare providers intending to improve the quality of survivorship of cancer patients, as well as help create affordable care plans. Initially it discusses the current cancer care crisis on a global and then national platform. Chapters include discussions about disability adjusted life years lost, lost productivity, loss of life and its impact upon the nation and communities. In order to deescalate the financial impact of cancer on society and government, this text incorporates smarter and efficient treatment alternatives that will also improve the survivorship of patients, families and caregivers. It also illustrates how prevention and screening programs can be incorporated to improve cancer care. Quality Cancer Care: Survivorship Before, During and After Treatment will become an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals and clinical staff involved in the delivery of cancer care.

    Outlining the Crisis in Cancer Care
    Public Reporting of Institution and Provider Level Outcomes
    Cancer Statistics: Global and National
    Understanding the Social Determinants of Cancer: Challenges, Opportunities and Pathways to Success
    How Prevention and Screening Programs Can Be Identified Through a Community Health Needs Assessment
    The Role of Quality Metrics in Improving Oncologic Survival
    Patient Navigation in Cancer Care Delivery
    Oncology Rehabilitation
    Building a Team to Improve Cancer Survivorship
    Integrative Care's Increasing Role
    Medical-Legal Partnerships in Cancer Care
    Palliative Care for Cancer and Treatment Related Changes for In-Patients
    Ambulatory Palliative Care
    End-of-Life Care and Cancer: Psychosocial Needs of Patients and the Bereaved
    Physician Leadership.
    Digital Access Springer 2018
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    Joanne R. Duffy.
    Summary: "The intent of the book is to continue the focus on the significance of caring relationships in improving the safety and quality of health systems. Additionally, it is a call to health professionals, particularly nurses, to action. Safe, quality healthcare, meaningful work, and overall well-being are at stake. Through exploration of several theoretical concepts drawn from multiple sources, the Quality-Caring Model© is clarified. The important relationships with self, the community served, patients and families, and the healthcare team are illuminated and updated for current and future practice. Applying the model in clinical, educational, and leadership practice offers possibilities for advancing the value of the nation's health systems while providing the context for meaningful work. Finally, using the Quality-Caring Model© as a foundation for research may point to new evidence regarding the contribution of caring relationships to quality health outcomes"-- Provided by publisher.

    Quality, Caring, and Health Systems
    Professionalism in Health Systems
    Evolution of the Quality-Caring Model
    Humans in Relationship
    Relationship-Centered Professional Encounters
    Relational Capacity
    Feeling "Cared For"
    Practice Improvement
    Self-Advancing Systems
    Leading Quality Caring
    Learning Quality Caring
    The Value of Quality Caring.
    Digital Access R2Library [2024]
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    Julie Balch Samora, Kevin G. Shea, editors.
    Summary: This practical, unique textbook provides a foundation for the essential elements of patient safety and quality improvement (QI) for orthopaedic trainees, though the content covered will be of interest to veteran clinicians as well. Currently, there are few existing resources and didactics focused on this crucial yet often overlooked area of medical practice, which makes this the first true textbook on the subject within the field of orthopaedic surgery. Utilizing a user-friendly approach including generous figures, tables, and bulleted key points, the text presents comprehensive background information on QI principles, models, and patient safety. More specifically, it focuses on orthopaedic concerns, such as biologics and implants, registries, checklists, surgical site infection risk reduction, use of evidence-based medicine and care maps, simulation to improve care, and shifting from volume to value, among others. Related topics such as diversity and inclusion, provider wellness strategies, leadership strategies to develop an efficient and safe work culture, and innovation are also presented. Throughout, the aim is to demonstrate that QI is a multidisciplinary goal that can only flourish in an environment of supportive accountability. With contributions by leaders in the field, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Orthopaedic Surgery provides trainees and surgeons in the field a valuable and pragmatic toolkit for successful and sustainable clinical practice.

    Concepts of Patient Safety
    QI Principles and Models
    TeamSTEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety
    Shifting from Volume to Value
    Quality Improvement: Using Care Pathways in EMR
    Pre-op Optimization Checklists
    Surgical Site Infection Risk Reduction
    Reduction of Wrong Site Surgery
    Learning from Mistakes
    Use of Registries and Prospective Cohorts to Improve Care
    Clinical Practice Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria to Guide Care
    Performance Measures
    Interpreting and Implementing Evidence for Quality Research
    Biologics, Implants, and Patient Safety
    Device Industry: Preventing, Identifying and Mitigating Problems
    Variation, Costs and Physician behavior
    Development of Care Maps for Complex Conditions
    Communication Strategies to Minimize Harm and Improve Care in Orthopaedic Surgery
    Integration of Physician Management into Supply Chain optimization
    Organizational Response to Errors
    Using Simulation to Decrease Patient Harm
    Safe and Effective Alleviation of Pain and Optimal Opioid Stewardship
    Diversity and Cultural Competence to enhance Quality and Safety
    Radiation Safety
    Physician and Clinician Well-Being
    Advocacy to promote quality musculoskeletal care
    The Role of the Board in Driving Performance Improvement
    Innovation and Value
    The Modern Orthopaedic Morbidity and Mortality Conference: An Instrument for Education and System-wide Quality Improvement
    Telehealth and Quality Care
    Using Quality Improvement to Enhance Geriatric Fracture Care
    Orthopaedic Surgeons as Managers and Leaders: Developing the Right Culture.
    Digital Access Springer 2022
  • Digital
    Andor W.J.M. Glaudemans, Jitze Medema, Annie K. van Zanten, Rudi A.J.O. Dierckx, editors ; C.T.B. (Kees) Ahaus, guest editor.
    Summary: This comprehensive textbook provides a state of the art overview of the means by which quality in patient care is ensured within the field of nuclear medicine. Acknowledged experts in the field cover both management aspects, such as laws, standards, guidelines, patient safety, management instruments, and organisations, and specific issues, including radiation safety and equipment. Quality in Nuclear Medicine not only presents detailed information on the topics discussed but should also stimulate further discussion and offer an important tool to all professionals in the field of nuclear medicine and their stakeholders. Readers will find that the book provides a wealth of excellent guidance and reflects the pioneering role of nuclear medicine in advancing different aspects of quality within medicine.

    Part 1 Laws, standard and guidelines: From ISO to ISO HealthCare
    Good Clinical Practice (GCP)-ICH and scientific integrity
    Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)/Farmacopee
    Relation between different societies in relation to guidelines (Dutch Society of Nuclear Medicine, EANM, SNM)
    KEW/Euratom (in Europe and internationally)
    Wet op de dierproeven (internationally)
    International laws (e.g. Registration laws of clinicians, farmacists etc)
    Privacy laws
    Contract research and investigator driven research
    Part 2 Radiation safety: Environment
    Personnel and public people
    Waste management/Decommissioning of the cyclotron
    Terroristic threats
    Part 3: Equipment: Medical devices
    PET/CT and image quality
    Micro SPECT/PET
    Service quality, periodic measurements
    Data management/ computer aided diagnostics/Expert systems
    Part 4: Management instruments : EFQM
    HTA/HFMEA/Risk management systems
    Quality controls of cameras
    Quality aspects in daily management in nuclear medicine
    No shows with particular emphasis on nuclear medicine
    Part 5: Organisations: Medical Ethical Committees and nuclear medicine
    Animal Ethical Committees and nuclear medicine
    Quality visits
    the Dutch example (Dutch Society of Nuclear Medicine)
    Quality visits
    the EANM example
    Quality visits
    the SNM example
    School for Nuclear Medicine
    Digital Access Springer 2017
  • Digital
    John M. Morton, Stacy Brethauer, Eric J. DeMaria, Scott Kahan, Matthew M. Hutter, editors.
    Summary: This book reviews quality definition, measurement, improvement, value, and accountability for obesity management. The interplay between quality, cost, access and satisfaction is fully depicted with a goal toward not only fulfilling current standards but also anticipating future needs. A thorough inventory of current best practices in all aspects of obesity care is cataloged with a gap analysis also employed for potential areas of improvement to be road mapped. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information, take home messages, and questions towards following the requirements of quality certification in obesity management. Quality in Obesity Treatment provides a comprehensive, contemporary review of this field and serves as a valuable resource for Bariatric Surgeons, Primary Care Physicians, Policy Makers, Insurance Administrators, Bariatricians, and any medical specialty interested in obesity quality management with likely candidates coming from GI, endocrinology, cardiology, sleep medicine and orthopedics.

    Intro; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Part I: National Definitions, Goals, Initiatives;
    1: Defining and Measuring Quality; Why Measure Quality?; What Is Quality?; How Do You Measure Quality?; Measuring Quality in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Surgeons Should Lead in Measuring Quality; References;
    2: Building a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Data Registry: Quality Improvement Through Measurement; Introduction; History and Timeline of Quality Improvement; The History of Surgical Innovation in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; The Journey Toward Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Limitations of the Original Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation ProgramsThe New Era in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement: The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP); Conclusion; References;
    3: Lessons Learned from ACS NSQIP; Origins and Early Development; Logistics and Feedback Mechanisms; Demonstration of Local Quality Improvement; Powerful Quality Research Platform; Future Directions: Increasing Breadth and Depth of Data; Lessons for Growing Quality Improvement Programs; References
    4: The Institute of Medicine and the Pursuit of QualityIntroduction; To Err Is Human; Crossing the Quality Chasm; The Ongoing Pursuit of Quality; References;
    5: Private Payer Initiatives for Quality Improvement; Introduction; Health-Care Quality in the United States; Top-Down Approaches to Quality Improvement; Collaborative Quality Improvement; Elements of Collaborative Quality Improvement; Benefits of Collaborative Quality Improvement; Collaborative Quality Improvement in Surgery; Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group; Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Payer-Funded Collaborative Quality ImprovementPay for Participation; Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative; Opportunities and Challenges; Conclusion; References;
    6: The Value Proposition and ProvenCare®; Geisinger Health System and Value Reengineering; The Development of ProvenCare® Bariatrics; Analysis of the Impact of ProvenCare® Bariatrics; Reliability; Length of Stay (LOS); Postoperative Complications; Additional Outcomes; Efficacy of the ProvenCare® Bariatric Program; Financial Analysis; ProvenCare® Bariatric and the Value Proposition; Reliability; Quality; Costs "Unjustified" VariabilityConclusions; References;
    7: Patient Satisfaction, Patient-Reported Outcomes, and Quality; Introduction; PROs and PROMs: An Overview; Patient Experience; HCAHPS; CG-CAHPS; S-CAHPS; Recovery; Quality of Life; Functional Status; PROMs in the MBSAQIP: The LOBSTER PROMs Project; Conclusion; References;
    8: Understanding Risk and Reliability Adjustment in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Quality Profiling; Introduction; Measuring Surgical Quality; Risk Adjustment; Risk Adjustment with Logistic Regression Models; Estimating the Effect of a Predictor Determining the Significance of a Predictor
    Digital Access Springer 2019
  • Digital
    Mahmoud Aljurf, John A. Snowden, Patrick Hayden, Kim H. Orchard, Eoin McGrath, editors.
    Summary: This open access book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview on how to build a quality management program for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and cellular therapy. The text reviews all the essential steps and elements necessary for establishing a quality management program and achieving accreditation in HSCT and cellular therapy. Specific areas of focus include document development and implementation, audits and validation, performance measurement, writing a quality management plan, the accreditation process, data management, and maintaining a quality management program. Written by experts in the field, Quality Management and Accreditation in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy: A Practical Guide is a valuable resource for physicians, healthcare professionals, and laboratory staff involved in the creation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art HSCT and cellular therapy program.

    Overview of Quality Management and Accreditation in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
    Development of Organizational Quality Management Program
    Document Development, Implementation, Review and Archive
    Qualification and Validation
    Outcome Analysis
    Personnel Requirements Including Job Descriptions
    Third-Party Agreements
    Performance Measurement
    Tracking and Traceability
    Adverse Events and Corrective Preventative Actions
    Process Indicators
    Writing Quality Management Plan
    The Accreditation Process
    Data Management
    Maintaining the Quality Management Program
    Training Programme
    Risk Management.
    Digital Access Springer 2021
  • Digital
    Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD, editors.
    Summary: "Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology: Strategies for Assessment, Improvement, and Assurance is the only comprehensive manual designed to improve patient care while ensuring your laboratory achieves its accreditation standards. It provides pathologists and lab directors with the tools necessary to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive quality program, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance and cross-references to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists, Joint Commission standards, and CLIA ’88. Contents include general approaches to quality management, including designing a plan, defining and preventing errors, and plan components and monitors; systematic approaches to quality assurance in histology, intraoperative consultation, cytopathology, autopsy, immunohistochemistry, and molecular pathology; informatics, ISO 15189, and specimen tracking systems; and damage control and legal issues."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Digital
    Antonella Lanati.
    Summary: In recent years, the attention of the scientific and social community has not solely been on producing new findings, but increasingly also on the related issues of the reliability, safety, and efficacy of the discoveries made, as well as the efficient and effective use of resources. The adoption of management models and tools can help scientists to improve their research, ensuring valuable, robust and dependable outcomes. Quality disciplines have been widely used for decades in industrial and business fields, building a knowledge base that can be translated and exploited, much to the advantage of scientific research. However, quality references in scientific research are still extremely rare and largely limited to an international guideline and a few sector-specific standards. Despite WHO and EU Commission campaigns, there are still precious few practical texts that offer researchers guidance on quality principles and provide simple tools and methodologies for their daily work. The book, starting from the problem of the reproducibility of scientific results and the substantial contribution that the Quality approach can make to research (Chapter 1), introduces the reader to key principles and basic concepts of Quality and illustrates both general and research-specific quality standards, paving the way for further discussion (Chapter 2). In turn, Chapter 3 presents detailed applications of Quality principles in various aspects of research, from study and ethics to materials and equipment management. Chapters 4 and 5, respectively, are devoted to Quality tools and Quality methodologies, as well as soft skills, all of which are valuable to scientific experimentation and study management. The concepts and practical tools discussed are extensively illustrated with examples from actual applications in scientific research.

    Intro; Foreword; Contents; Abbreviations;
    1: Introduction; 1.1 Acknowledgements; 1.2 Permissions; References;
    2: How Quality Can Improve Reproducibility; 2.1 The Unknown of Reproducibility; 2.1.1 Irreproducibility and Retractions; 2.1.2 The Economics of Poor Reproducibility; 2.1.3 Reasons and Solutions; 2.2 What Is Quality; 2.3 Quality for Research; 2.4 Research Integrity; References;
    3: Principles, References and Standards; 3.1 Quality Basics; 3.2 Total Quality Management; 3.2.1 The Process Approach; 3.2.2 Principles; 3.2.3 PDCA Cycle; 3.2.4 The Requirements. 3.3 Quality Certification and Accreditation3.4 Quality Standards for Certification in Scientific Research; 3.4.1 ISO 9000; 3.4.2 Good Laboratory Practice; 3.4.3 ISO/IEC 17025; 3.4.4 Other References; References;
    4: Quality and Basic Biomedical Research; 4.1 What Is Basic Biomedical Research; 4.2 Conscious Management; 4.3 Quality Throughout the Research Project; 4.3.1 Management of Study Contents and Controls; Initial Requirements; Controls and Metrics; Documentation; Training; Communication; Procurement. 4.3.2 Management of the Research Project4.3.2.1 Planning; Executing and Measuring; Exploiting; The Importance of Planned Controls (Shannon Eaker); 4.4 International References and Models; 4.4.1 WHO-TDR Handbook on Quality Practices in Basic Biomedical Research; 4.4.2 Joint Code of Practice for Research: JCoPR (UK); 4.4.3 Research Quality Association Handbook and Guidelines; 4.4.4 Other Examples; 4.5 Quality Management in Basic Biomedical Research; 4.5.1 Organisation; Quality Policy and Objectives; Organisational Chart and Job Description. 4.5.2 Quality System4.5.2.1 Quality Assurance and Quality Control; Research Reviews; 4.5.3 Personnel; Responsibility; Competence, Skills and Motivation; 4.5.4 Physical Resources; Economics; Facilities; Equipment; Products for the Research; Computer Systems; 4.5.5 Validation; Protocols and Assay Validation; Result Validation; 4.5.6 Documentation; Prescriptive Documents; Descriptive Documents; Study Report; 4.5.7 Storage and Archiving; Data Archiving. Sample Storage4.5.8 Health and Safety; 4.5.9 Publishing Practices; 4.5.10 Ethics; 4.6 Examples of Application; 4.6.1 Managing Research Resources in a Large Institute: The San Raffaele Experience (Daniele Zacchetti); 4.6.2 A QMS for a Life Sciences Research Laboratory and Its Related Management Software (the qPMO WP3 Team); 4.6.3 GLP as a Reference for Non-regulated Research (the MoBiLab Team); References;
    5: Quality Tools for the Scientific Research; 5.1 Tools for Project and Process Quality; 5.2 7 Basic Tools of TQM; 5.2.1 Pareto Chart.
    Digital Access Springer 2018
  • Digital
    Deeb N. Salem, editor ; Karen M. Freund, Saul N. Weingart, associate editors.
    Summary: While the healthcare system continues to shift towards more emphasis on quality metrics, there remains a substantial gap between the expectations of healthcare policies and standards of hospital administrations vs. the realistic care provided by the average healthcare provider. This book offers the perspective of the healthcare provider and aims to fulfill the unmet need to educate other healthcare providers on recognizing quality measures and understanding how to achieve them to meet standards of quality care. This book covers the historical perspective of quality measures, the context of their existence, their utility, and the contemporary issues related to their use. Simultaneously, it critically addresses the quality of these quality metrics and presents the evidence available to date on the efficacy and the limitations of these quality measures. This text is all-inclusive and is organized into chapters that include the evolution of quality metrics in healthcare, the practical role of hospitals, as well as the practical role of individual healthcare providers in addressing quality metrics. The chapters also include assessment of quality metrics that uniquely pertain to medical and surgical practices, as well as non-clinical quality metrics that specifically target undergraduate and graduate medical training. Finally, the book reflects on the use of contemporary quality metrics and their impact on outcomes, patient care, and public health and policy making. In these chapters, tables and illustrations, including algorithms, will be used to provide systematic approaches to common issues related to quality metrics. In addition, historical anecdotes and case presentations will be used to address pearls in contemporary practice of quality metrics. Quality Measures is the definitive reference on quality metrics in healthcare and is a valuable resource for healthcare providers, trainees, administrators and public health agencies.

    1. The History of Medical Quality Metrics
    2. Pediatric Quality Measures
    3. Quality and Safety Improvement in Surgery
    4. Infection Prevention Quality Metrics
    5. Evolution of Modern Cardiovascular Quality Metrics
    6. Along the Road to Quality in Cancer Care
    7. Quality Measures for Palliative Care
    8. Developing a Hospital Quality Metrics System and Dashboard
    9. Patient Satisfaction Metrics
    10. Quality Measures in Undergraduate Medical Education
    11. Resident Quality Training: More than Metrics
    12. The Role of Hospital Board of Trustees in Ensuring Quality Care
    13. Quality Improvement and Population Management in Adult Primary Care
    14. Quality of Quality Measures.
    Digital Access Springer 2020
  • Digital
    Peter M. Fayers and David Machin.
    Principles of measurement scales
    Developing a questionnaire
    Scores and measurement : validity, reliability, sensibility
    Multi-item scales
    Factor analysis and structural equation modelling
    Item response theory and differential item functioning
    Item banks, item linking, and computer-adaptive tests
    Choosing and scoring questionnaires
    Clinical trials
    Samples sizes
    Cross-sectional analysis
    Exploring longitudinal data
    Modelling longitudinal data
    Missing data
    Practical and reporting issues
    Death and quality-adjusted survival
    Clinical interpretation
    Biased reporting and response shift
    Digital Access Wiley 2016
  • Digital
    Thomas Boggatz.
    Summary: This book explores the meaning of quality of life in care for older persons and introduces the reader to their main concerns when receiving care. Based on qualitative research, it pays particular attention to the needs and requirements of older people, considering their individual family situations, social circumstances, values and lifestyles. Person-centred care is a way of providing nursing care that puts older people and their families at the core of all decisions, seeing each person as an individual, and working together to develop appropriate solutions. Following an introduction to the concept of quality of life in old age, the book reviews essential findings from worldwide research into the experiences of older people with regard to nursing care and the impact of these experiences on their quality of life. It investigates health promotion, care provided in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and palliative care. Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the respective field of nursing care and the problems it has to deal with, concluding with a discussion of their implications for nursing practice in the respective field of care. In closing, the evidence from qualitative research is discussed in relation to current gerontological theories.

    Quality of life in old age. Theoretical Perspective
    Quality of Life: The perspective of community-dwelling older adults
    Health promotion and quality of life in old age
    Quality of Life in Long-term Care Facilities
    Quality of Life in the Process of Dying
    Person-centred care and quality of Life.
    Digital Access Springer 2020
  • Digital
    Peilin Li, editor.
    Summary: This book introduces a multidimensional system that evaluates quality of life in China by pursuing a quantitative and analytical approach. A host of factors, including economic conditions and individual wellbeing, can affect peoples satisfaction with their lives. In addition to GDP-associated indicators, sociological and environmental factors are also relevant when it comes to evaluating quality of life. Providing a general framework, while also considering gender, education and geographical differences in assessing quality of life, the book offers policy suggestions for improving both individual quality of life and the health of society as a whole.

    Introduction: Step Forward to the Stage of Emphasizing Life Quality
    Classification of Individual Consumption and Life Quality
    The Quality of Employment and Job and its influence factors
    Education, Social Mobility and the Quality of Life
    Housing Conditions of Urban and Rural Residents and housing inequality
    Middle-income Group and Olive-shaped Society
    Workers with Urban Household and the Income Gaps of Migrant Workers
    Government evaluation on New Generation Youth and Internet Use
    Environmental Awareness and Life Quality
    The Impact of Medical Treatment on Gender differences in the sense of happiness
    Social Trusts and Social Supports
    Social Involvement and the Quality of Life
    Residents Satisfaction to Life and its Factors
    The Sense of Residents Happiness and Spatial Layout
    Value Judgment on "Good Society" and Social Cognition
    Digital Access Springer 2022
  • Digital/Print
    John Ratliff, Todd J. Albert, Joseph Cheng, Jack Knightly editors.
    Summary: Part I. Historical Aspects -- 1. Historical Aspects of Quality in Healthcare -- 2. Quality and Standardization of Medical Education -- 3. The History of Quality Assessment in Spine Care -- Part II. Methodology in Quality Assessment -- 4. Choice of Quality Metrics for Assessment of the Spine Patient -- 5. Patient-Reported Outcomes -- 6. Registries in Spine Care in the United States -- 7. Registries in Spine Care: UK and Europe -- 8. Concepts of Risk Stratification in Measurement and Delivery of Quality -- 9. Risk Adjustment Methodologies -- Part III. Healthcare Systems -- 10. Healthcare Systems in the United States -- 11. The National Health Service (NHS) in England: Trying to Achieve Value-Based Healthcare -- 12. Quality Spine Care in Australasia -- 13. Healthcare Systems: India -- 14. Healthcare Systems and Quality Assessment of Spine Care in Japan -- 15. Overview of Healthcare System in China -- Part IV. Implementation of Quality Reporting -- 16. Conditions of Care and Episode Groups -- 17. Aligning Healthcare Systems -- 18. Building Quality Metrics into a Practice -- 19. Impact of Quality Assessment on Clinical Practice, Intermountain Healthcare -- 20. Impact of Quality Assessment on Clinical Practice, Kaiser Permanente -- 21. How Quality is Assessed in Insurance Markets -- 22. Centers of Excellence and Payer-Defined Quality Assessment -- 23. Reporting Quality Results -- 24. Achieving Success in Quality Reporting.
    Digital Access Springer 2019
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    RD768 .Q83 2019
  • Digital
    Massimo Mischi, Simona Turco, Osama I. Soliman [and 3 others].
    Summary: This book provides a comprehensive survey of the pharmacokinetic models used for the quantitative interpretation of contrast-enhanced imaging. It discusses all the available imaging technologies and the problems related to the calibration of the imaging system and accuracy of the estimated physiological parameters. Enhancing imaging modalities using contrast agents has opened up new opportunities for going beyond morphological information and enabling minimally invasive assessment of tissue and organ functionality down to the molecular level. In combination with mathematical modeling of the contrast agent kinetics, contrast- enhanced imaging has the potential to provide clinically valuable additional information by estimating quantitative physiological parameters. The book presents the broad spectrum of diagnostic possibilities provided by quantitative contrast-enhanced imaging, with a particular focus on cardiology and oncology, as well as novel developments in the area of quantitative molecular imaging along with their potential clinical applications. Given the variety of available techniques, the choice of the appropriate imaging modality and the most suitable pharmacokinetic model is often challenging. As such, the book provides a valuable technical guide for researchers, clinical scientists, and experts in the field who wish to better understand and properly apply tracer-kinetic modeling for quantitative contrast-enhanced imaging.

    Introduction to contrast-enhanced imaging
    Introduction to pharmacokinetic modeling
    Intravascular contrast agents (UCA, blood-pool MRI)
    Extravascular contrast agents (MRI, CT, nanodroplets)
    Molecular/targeted contrast agents (nuclear imaging and tUCA).
    Digital Access Springer 2018
  • Digital
    Katarzyna Wac, Sharon Wulfovich, editors.
    Summary: This open access book presents the rise of technology-enabled methods and tools for objective, quantitative assessment of Quality of Life (QoL), while following the WHOQOL model. It is an in-depth resource describing and examining state-of-the-art, minimally obtrusive, ubiquitous technologies. Highlighting the required factors for adoption and scaling of technology-enabled methods and tools for QoL assessment, it also describes how these technologies can be leveraged for behavior change, disease prevention, health management and long-term QoL enhancement in populations at large. Quantifying Quality of Life: Incorporating Daily Life into Medicine fills a gap in the field of QoL by providing assessment methods, techniques and tools. These assessments differ from the current methods that are now mostly infrequent, subjective, qualitative, memory-based, context-poor and sparse. Therefore, it is an ideal resource for physicians, physicians in training, software and hardware developers, computer scientists, data scientists, behavioural scientists, entrepreneurs, healthcare leaders and administrators who are seeking an up-to-date resource on this subject.

    Introduction to Quality of Life and WHOQOL model
    Physical health: Activities of daily living
    Physical health: Dependence on medicinal substances and medical
    Physical health: Energy and Fatigue
    Physical health: Mobility
    Physical health: pain and discomfort
    Physical health: sleep and rest
    Physical health: work capacity
    Psychological: bodily image and appearance
    Psychological: negative and positive feelings
    Psychological: self-esteem
    Psychological: spirituality/religion/personal beliefs
    Psychological: thinking, learning, memory and concentration
    Social relationships: personal relationships +social support
    Social relationships: sexual activity
    Environment: financial resources
    Environment: freedom, physical safety and security
    Environment: health and social care: accessibility and quality
    Environment: home environment
    Environment: opportunities for acquiring new information and skills
    Environment: participation in and opportunities for recreation/leisure activities
    Environment: physical environment (pollution, noise, traffic, climate)
    Environment: Transport
    Future directions.
    Digital Access Springer 2022
  • Digital
    edited by Jennifer C. Waters, Torsten Wittmann.
    Digital Access ScienceDirect 2014
  • Digital
    by Nigel Bruce, Daniel Pope, Debbi Stanistreet.
    Philosophy of science and introduction to epidemiology
    Routine data sources and descriptive epidemiology
    Cohort studies
    Case-control studies
    Intervention studies
    Life tables, survival analysis and cox regression
    Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
    Prevention strategies and evaluation of screening
    Probability distributions, hypothesis testing and Bayesian methods.
    Digital Access Wiley 2018
  • Digital
    Luis Olivares-Quiroz, Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio, editors.
    Summary: This book presents cutting-edge research on the use of physical and mathematical formalisms to model and quantitatively analyze biological phenomena ranging from microscopic to macroscopic systems. The systems discussed in this compilation cover protein folding pathways, gene regulation in prostate cancer, quorum sensing in bacteria to mathematical and physical descriptions to analyze anomalous diffusion in patchy environments and the physical mechanisms that drive active motion in large sets of particles, both fundamental descriptions that can be applied to different phenomena in biology. All chapters are written by well-known experts on their respective research fields with a vast amount of scientific discussion and references in order the interested reader can pursue a further reading. Given these features, we consider Quantitative Models for Microscopic to Macroscopic Biological Macromolecules and Tissues as an excellent and up-to-date resource and reference for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and junior researchers interested in the latest developments at the intersection of physics, mathematics, molecular biology, and computational sciences. Such research field, without hesitation, is one of the most interesting, challenging and active of this century and the next.

    Diverse protein-folding pathways and functions of beta-hairpins and beta-sheets
    MicroRNAs, gene's regulator in prostate cáncer
    Subdiffusive Transport in Heterogeneous Patchy Environments
    Molecular assembling of the bacterial injectisome: a nanomachine used to inject effector proteins
    Pressure-driven DNA denaturation: state of the art and perspectives
    In silico identification and gene expression analysis of CDF-like genes from Trichomonas vaginalis in response to Zinc
    Dynamical features of a biochemical interaction in a plant root hair cell; a long story short
    Homeostasis from a time-series perspective: An intuitive interpretation of the variability of physiological variables
    Looking for biomarkers in physiological time series
    Systems Biology, Metabolomics and Breast Cancer: Where we are and which is the possible destination in the clinic
    Local effective temperatures for the patterns of motion of active particles.
    Digital Access Springer 2018
  • Digital
    edited by Roberto Biassoni, Laboratorio Medicina Molecolare, Dipartimento Medicina Traslazionale, Instituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy, Alessandro Raso, Laboratorio U.O.C. Neurochirugia, Instituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy.
    Twenty years of qPCR: A mature technology?
    Minimum information necessary for quantitative real-time PCR experiments
    Selection of reliable reference genes for RT-qPCR analysis
    Introduction to digital PCR
    mRNA and microRNA purity and integrity: The key to success in expression profiling
    Mediator probe PCR: Detection of real-time PCR by label-free probes and a universal fluorogenic reporter
    Absolute quantification of viral DNA: The quest for perfection
    A multiplex real-time PCR-platform integrated into automated extraction method for the rapid detection and measurement of oncogenic HPV type-specific viral DNA load from cervical samples
    Real-time PCR detection of mycoplasma pneumoniae in the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia
    A sensible technique to detect mollicutes impurities in human cells cultured in GMP condition
    Real-time quantification assay to monitor BCR-ABL1 transcripts in chronic myeloid leukemia
    A reliable assay for rapidly defining transplacental metastasis using quantitative PCR
    Circulating cell-free DNA in cancer
    Gene expression analysis by qPCR in clinical kidney transplantation
    Posttranscriptional regulatory networks: From expression profiling to integrative analysis of mRNA and microRNA data
    Clinical applications using digital PCR
    Developing noninvasive diagnosis for single-gene disorders: the role of digital PCR.
    Digital Access Springer 2014
  • Digital
    Nancy M. Albert, Sharon H. Pappas, Tim Porter-O'Grady, Kathy Malloch.
    Summary: "The current text explores leadership within the context of a new understanding of complex adaptive systems and complex responsive processes. The leader is seen through a new lens of relational leadership in a way that emphasizes numerous skill sets for managing increasingly complex and diverse healthcare delivery systems in an era of constant movement and change. Rather than focus on the mechanics of operations and function, this text emphasizes the characteristics and role of the complexity leader through both describing the context of complexity and the application of the role as a leader of these complex systems. A revision of the text is needed to share the new science created supporting high levels of interdisciplinary team work as provide strategies for leaders to further advance their skills in leading complex, interdisciplinary teams. The most outstanding feature of this book is that it has an exceptionally unique focus that specifically addresses postindustrial, complex and highly mobile organizational systems and emphasizes the characteristics, elements, and role of leaders in guiding individuals and teams through effectively navigating work in these essentially new models. Quantum Leadership also integrates the essential requirements for Quality Matters certification of online courses that are used in many colleges and universities. Many more of the faculty and students using this textbook are in DNP programs and others are in leadership masters programs. These programs are contending with providing leadership within the context of a shifting healthcare landscape, the PPACA and increasing emphasis on trans disciplinary and value-based processes"--Publisher's description

    A new landscape for leadership : changing the health script in an age of value
    Ten complexity principles for leaders advancing value in the quantum age
    Innovation leadership and professional governance : building the structure for transformation
    Innovation and opportunity : leading through the white water of change
    From evidence to innovation : measuring the foundations of practice and value
    Diversity and difference : managing conflict in a transdisciplinary network
    Leading constant movement : transforming chaos and crisis
    The focused leader : embracing vulnerability, risk taking, and the potential to succeed
    Transforming error and engaging failure toward a culture of safety
    The fully engaged leader : demonstrating capacity to sustain relationships
    Toxic organizations and people : the leader as transformer
    Coaching for unending change : transforming the membership community
    The leader's courage to be willing : building a context for hope
    Engaging the spirit of leadership : becoming a living leader.
    Digital Access R2Library 2022
    Limited to 1 simultaneous user
  • Digital/Print
    Esteban Domingo, Peter Schuster, editors.
    What is a quasispecies?- Historical origins and current scope
    The nucleation of semantic information in prebiotic matter
    Evolution of RNA-based networks
    Quasispecies on fitness landscapes
    Mathematical models of quasispecies theory and exact results for the dynamics
    Theoretical Models of Generalized Quasispecies
    Theories of lethal mutagenesis: from error catastrophe to lethal defection
    Estimating fitness of viral quasispecies from next-generation sequencing data
    Getting to know viral evolutionary strategies: Towards the next generation of quasispecies models
    Cooperative Interaction within RNA Virus Mutant Spectra
    Arenavirus Quasispecies And Their Biological Implications
    Models of viral population dynamics
    Fidelity variants and RNA quasispecies
    Antiviral strategies based on lethal mutagenesis and error threshold.
    Digital Access Springer 2016
  • Digital
    Simon Shorvon, Alastair Compston ; with contributions by Andrew Lees, Michael Clark, Martin Rossor.
    Summary: As the first neurological hospital in the world, founded in 1859, the National Hospital, Queen Square, and its affiliated Institute of Neurology remain leading neurological centres providing exceptional clinical services, teaching and research. Illustrated by over 100 historical images and much unpublished archival material, this book provides a comprehensive history of the National Hospital, the Institute, and their staff. It relates the ups and downs of the Hospital and Institute in war and peacetime, their financial struggles, many personality conflicts, efforts to remain independent and to maintain neurological dominance, academic and clinical contributions, issues relating to specialisation and subspecialisation and relations between disciplines, and the changing roles of the Hospital and Institute. The history is told from varying perspectives against the backdrop of the evolution of British clinical neuroscience, the special position of London medicine, and the influence of world wars, and is set in the context of modern British social history.

    Foundation and making of the National Hospital
    Queen Square, the salmon pink and other hospital buildings
    Queen square and neurology 1860-1902
    National Hospital quadrumvirate
    Roller-coaster ride and the National Hospital rubs along : 1902-1945
    Dominant National Hospital physicians
    NYS arrives and the hospital celebrates its centenary : 1946-1965
    Beyond the walls : British neurology outside Queen Square
    Neurosurgery and war neurology at Queen Square
    Other clinical specialties at Queen Square
    Neuropathology, neuroradiology and neurophysiology at Queen Square
    The Medical School and Institute of Neurology
    The rise of academic neurology at Queen Square : 1962-1997
    Change and integration : 1962-1997
    Medical and surgical appointees to the National Hospital and/or Institute of Neurology
    Senior administrative appointees at the National Hospital and/or Institute of Neurology
    National Hospital Queen Square 1860-1997.
    Digital Access Cambridge 2019
  • Digital
    Charlie McNabb.
    Summary: "In this book, personal accounts mingle with factual information and sensitive analysis to provide a snapshot of the joys and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual adolescents"-- Provided by publisher.

    What is queer adolescence?
    Who we are
    Sex education
    Going through puberty
    Parental and peer involvement
    Exploring gender
    Exploring sexuality
    Coming out
    What we wish had been different.
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    Martin Brown.
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    Call Number
    Books: History - LC Classification (Downstairs)
    RK43.W54 D84 2015
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    George R. Blumenschein.
    Summary: This original fourteen chapter book is a brief, slightly autobiographic tale of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and breast cancer patients in a well-established cancer center in Texas, who pursued the goal of cure for breast cancer. The evolution of improved outcomes in the treatment of microscopic metastatic breast cancer is also the story of the development of adjuvant chemotherapy for post-operative breast disease. The adjuvant therapy of breast cancer came about with the realization that this malignancy, when diagnosed in most patients, had spread beyond the confines of the primary cancer.

    Anatomy of an Oncologist
    Milestones along the road to the cure
    The evolving goal of cure and inflammatory breast cancer
    Adjuvant therapy advances
    Marching forward
    Concluding thoughts.
    Digital Access ScienceDirect 2014
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    Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE, the Anthony N. DeMaria Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging, Professor of Medicine, Assistant Chief for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Sasanka Jayasuriya, MBBS, FACC, FASE, FSCAI, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Division of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
    Summary: "Ace the echocardiography boards with this unique review tool! Questions, Tricks, and Tips for the Echocardiography Boards provides one-of-a-kind assistance directly from those who have recently passed the exam - including hundreds of questions and video clips that mimic what you're likely to encounter. The Second Edition also incorporates valuable feedback from Dr. Sorrell's recent fellows, ensuring complete, up-to-date coverage of the information you need to know to perform at your best on the exam"-- Provided by publisher.
    Digital Access Ovid 2020
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    Michael Suer, Nalini Sehgal.
    Summary: This book provides a practical and comprehensive review of pain medicine in a clear and easy to apply question-answer format. Divided by topic, the book includes Q&As on Pain Basics, Psychology, Common Pain Syndromes, Medications, Pain Management in Special Populations and Interventional Pain. It is intended as a guide for residents and fellows and is written in such a manner to provide instantaneous feedback on correct answer choice and explanation for self-evaluation while preparing for written board examinations. Questions and Answers in Pain Medicine: A Guide to Board Exams fulfills the need for a resource that is similar to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) board examination in the US as well as international equivalents. It utilizes a fully Q&A approach which is how many students prefer to study. Written by a physician who has recently passed the ACGME written board exam and the founder of a pain management fellowship program for nearly 20 years, the authors provide valuable insight for successfully undertaking board examinations in pain medicine. .

    Pain Basics
    Common Pain Syndromes
    Interventional Topics
    Other Topics.
    Digital Access Springer 2021
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    Hare, H. A.; Raymond, Joseph H.; Hare, H. A.
    Digital Access Google Books 1888-
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    Kate Flavin, the Central London School of Anaesthesia, Clare Morkane, the Central London School of Anaesthesia ; Sarah Marsh (editor), Harrogate and District NHS foundation Trust.
    Summary: "This is the first book developed specifically for the Final FFICM structured oral examination. It is written by two senior trainees who have recently passed the exam and is edited by a consultant intensivist with a special interest in education. The book is designed in the style of the SOE, and provides model answers which include summaries of the relevant evidence to guide trainees in their preparation for the exam. The 91 topics and questions therein are drawn from previous exam sittings, and are expanded further to ensure each topic is covered in detail. This text is a valuable revision aid to those studying for the Final FFICM, and will also prove useful to trainees revising for the Final FRCA, as it covers popular ICM topics that often come up in the anaesthetic fellowship exams"--Provided by publisher.
    Digital Access Cambridge 2018
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    editors, Henry C. Lee, Santina A. Zanelli, Dara Brodsky.
    Summary: Enhance your knowledge of neonatal-perinatal medicine and/or study for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine board certification with this new study guide from the editors of NeoReviews.
    Digital Access AAP ebooks 2020
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    editors, Lauren K. Roller, Laura Baumgartner, Shane P. Desselle.
    Summary: "Quick Answers: Pharmacy provides concise, practical, expert information on the pharmacotherapy of common disorders. It is designed for quick and easy access to the drug therapy information you need for decision making in the clinical setting."--Preface

    Acne Vulgaris--Acute Coronary Syndromes--Acute Kidney Injury--Adrenal Insufficiency--Alzheimer's Disease--Anemias--Antimicrobial Regimen Selection--Anxiety Disorder, Generalized--Anxiety Disorder, Social--Aspergillosis--Asthma--Atrial Fibrillation (AF)--Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)--Bipolar Disorder--Bite Wounds--Blastomycosis--Bradyarrhythmias--Cancer, Breast--Bronchiolitis--Bronchitis, Acute--Bronchitis, Chronic--Candidiasis, Hematogenous--Cardiac Arrest--Cellulitis--Chlamydia--Chronic Kidney Disease-Drug Therapy Individualization--Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)--Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension--Coccidioidomycosis--Cancer, Colorectal--Constipation--Contraception--Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease--Cryptococcosis--Cushing's Syndrome--Depressive Disorder, Major--Dermatitis, Atopic--Dermatitis, Contact--Dermatitis, Diaper--Dermatologic Drug Reactions--Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1--Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2--Diabetic Foot Infections--Diarrhea--Diarrhea, Infectious--Dyslipidemia--Endocarditis, Infective--Epilepsy--Erectile Dysfunction--Erysipelas--Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease--Glaucoma, Open-Angle--Gonorrhea--Gouty Arthritis--Headache, Migraine--Headache, Tension-Type--Chronic Heart Failure--Heart Failure, Acute Decompensated--Hepatitis A (HAV)--Hepatitis B (HBV)--Hepatitis C (HCV)--Herpes, Genital--Histoplasmosis--Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection--Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)--Hypercalcemia--Hyperkalemia--Hypermagnesemia--Hypernatremia--Hyperphosphatemia--Hypertension--Hyperthyroidism--Hyperuricemia--Hypocalcemia--Hypokalemia--Hypomagnesemia--Hyponatremia--Hypophosphatemia--Hypothyroidism--Impetigo--Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn's Disease (CD)--Influenza--Insomnia--Lung Cancer--Meningitis, Bacterial--Menopause and Postmenopausal Therapy--Metabolic Acidosis--Metabolic Alkalosis--Narcolepsy--Nausea and Vomiting--Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma--Nutrition Assessment--Nutrition, Enteral--Nutrition, Parenteral--Obesity--Osteoarthritis--Osteoporosis--Otitis Media, Acute--Pain Management--Pancreatitis, Acute--Pancreatitis, Chronic--Panic Disorder--Parkinson Disease--Peptic Ulcer Disease--Peritonitis, Bacterial--Pharyngitis--Pneumonia, Community-Acquired--Postpartum Therapeutic Considerations--Posttraumatic Stress Disorder--Pregnancy: Therapeutic Considerations--Pressure Sores--Prostate Cancer--Psoriasis--Renal Cell Carcinoma--Respiratory Acidosis--Respiratory Alkalosis--Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)--Rhinitis, Allergic--Schizophrenia--Sepsis and Septic Shock--Shock--Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)--Sinusitis--Sleep Apnea--Stable Ischemic Heart Disease--Status Epilepticus--Stroke, Ischemic--Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol--Substance-Related Disorders: Benzodiazepines--Substance-Related Disorders: Cocaine--Substance-Related Disorders: Nicotine--Substance-Related Disorders: Opioids--Surgical Prophylaxis--Syphilis--Tachycardia, Paroxysmal Supraventricular--Tachycardia, Ventricular--Trichomoniasis--Tuberculosis--Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Ulcerative Colitis (UC)--Urinary Incontinence--Urinary Tract Infections--Vaccines, Toxoids, and Other Immunobiologics--Venous Thromboembolism.
    Digital Access AccessPharmacy 2017
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    editors, Lauren K. Roller, Laura Baumgartner, Shane P. Desselle.
    Summary: "Quick Answers: Pharmacy provides concise, practical, expert information on the pharmacotherapy of common disorders. It is designed for quick and easy access to the drug therapy information you need for decision making in the clinical setting."--Preface

    Acne Vulgaris--Acute Coronary Syndromes--Acute Kidney Injury--Adrenal Insufficiency--Alzheimer's Disease--Anemias--Antimicrobial Regimen Selection--Anxiety Disorder, Generalized--Anxiety Disorder, Social--Aspergillosis--Asthma--Atrial Fibrillation (AF)--Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)--Bipolar Disorder--Bite Wounds--Blastomycosis--Bradyarrhythmias--Cancer, Breast--Bronchiolitis--Bronchitis, Acute--Bronchitis, Chronic--Candidiasis, Hematogenous--Cardiac Arrest--Cellulitis--Chlamydia--Chronic Kidney Disease-Drug Therapy Individualization--Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)--Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension--Coccidioidomycosis--Cancer, Colorectal--Constipation--Contraception--Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease--Cryptococcosis--Cushing's Syndrome--Depressive Disorder, Major--Dermatitis, Atopic--Dermatitis, Contact--Dermatitis, Diaper--Dermatologic Drug Reactions--Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1--Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2--Diabetic Foot Infections--Diarrhea--Diarrhea, Infectious--Dyslipidemia--Endocarditis, Infective--Epilepsy--Erectile Dysfunction--Erysipelas--Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease--Glaucoma, Open-Angle--Gonorrhea--Gouty Arthritis--Headache, Migraine--Headache, Tension-Type--Chronic Heart Failure--Heart Failure, Acute Decompensated--Hepatitis A (HAV)--Hepatitis B (HBV)--Hepatitis C (HCV)--Herpes, Genital--Histoplasmosis--Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection--Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)--Hypercalcemia--Hyperkalemia--Hypermagnesemia--Hypernatremia--Hyperphosphatemia--Hypertension--Hyperthyroidism--Hyperuricemia--Hypocalcemia--Hypokalemia--Hypomagnesemia--Hyponatremia--Hypophosphatemia--Hypothyroidism--Impetigo--Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn's Disease (CD)--Influenza--Insomnia--Lung Cancer--Meningitis, Bacterial--Menopause and Postmenopausal Therapy--Metabolic Acidosis--Metabolic Alkalosis--Narcolepsy--Nausea and Vomiting--Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma--Nutrition Assessment--Nutrition, Enteral--Nutrition, Parenteral--Obesity--Osteoarthritis--Osteoporosis--Otitis Media, Acute--Pain Management--Pancreatitis, Acute--Pancreatitis, Chronic--Panic Disorder--Parkinson Disease--Peptic Ulcer Disease--Peritonitis, Bacterial--Pharyngitis--Pneumonia, Community-Acquired--Postpartum Therapeutic Considerations--Posttraumatic Stress Disorder--Pregnancy: Therapeutic Considerations--Pressure Sores--Prostate Cancer--Psoriasis--Renal Cell Carcinoma--Respiratory Acidosis--Respiratory Alkalosis--Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)--Rhinitis, Allergic--Schizophrenia--Sepsis and Septic Shock--Shock--Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)--Sinusitis--Sleep Apnea--Stable Ischemic Heart Disease--Status Epilepticus--Stroke, Ischemic--Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol--Substance-Related Disorders: Benzodiazepines--Substance-Related Disorders: Cocaine--Substance-Related Disorders: Nicotine--Substance-Related Disorders: Opioids--Surgical Prophylaxis--Syphilis--Tachycardia, Paroxysmal Supraventricular--Tachycardia, Ventricular--Trichomoniasis--Tuberculosis--Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Ulcerative Colitis (UC)--Urinary Incontinence--Urinary Tract Infections--Vaccines, Toxoids, and Other Immunobiologics--Venous Thromboembolism.
    Digital Access AccessPharmacy 2019
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    edited by Eric Shamus.
    Abscess, Brain
    Acoustic Neuroma
    Acquired Coagulation Disorders
    Addison Disease
    Adhesive Capsulitis
    Adrenal Gland Hyperfunction
    Alzheimer'S Disease
    Amputation Transfemoral (AK)
    Amputation Transtibial (BK)
    Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid
    Arthritis, Rheumatoid
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Avascular Necrosis, Femoral Head.
    Digital Access AccessPhysiotherapy 2017
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    Michael H. Crawford, Mandar Aras and Jose M. Sanchez.
    Summary: Medicine is an ever-changing science. As new research and clinical experience broaden our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy are required. The authors and the publisher of this work have checked with sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to provide information that is complete and generally in accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication. However, in view of the possibility of human error or changes in medical sciences, neither the authors nor the publisher nor any other party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of this work warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they disclaim all responsibility for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from use of the information contained in this work. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources. For example and in particular, readers are advised to check the product information sheet included in the package of each drug they plan to administer to be certain that the information contained in this work is accurate and that changes have not been made in the recommended dose or in the contraindications for administration. This recommendation is of particular importance in connection with new or infrequently used drugs.

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Acromegaly and the Heart
    Adrenal Insufficiency and the Heart
    AIDS and the Heart
    Angina Pectoris, Unstable
    Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Heart
    Aortic Regurgitation, Acute
    Aortic Regurgitation, Chronic
    Aortic Stenosis
    Aortic Stenosis, Subvalvular
    Aortic Stenosis, Supravalvular
    Athlete's Heart
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Atrial Flutter
    Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
    Atrial Tachycardia, Automatic (Ectopic)
    Atriofascicular Tachycardia (Mahaim Tachycardia)
    Atrioventricular Canal Defects
    Atrioventricular Nodal-His Block
    Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
    Atrioventricular Reciprocating Tachycardia: Preexcitation
    Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    Brugada Syndrome
    Buerger's Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
    Bundle Branch Reentrant Ventricular Tachycardia
    Carcinoid and the Heart
    Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
    Cardiac Cachexia
    Cardiac Contusion/Blunt Trauma
    Cardiac Syndrome X (Microvascular Angina Pectoris)
    Cardiac Tamponade
    Cardiogenic Shock
    Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
    Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
    Cardiomyopathy, Idiopathic Dilated
    Cardiomyopathy, Peripartum
    Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
    Cardiomyopathy, Tachycardia Induced
    Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo, or Stress Induced
    Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity (CSH)
    Cerebral Vascular Disease
    Chagas' Heart Disease
    Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiac Disease
    Coarctation of the Aorta
    Cocaine-Induced Cardiovascular Disease
    Congestive Heart Failure: Preserved Ejection Fraction
    Congestive Heart Failure: Reduced Ejection Fraction
    Contrast Nephropathy
    Cor Pulmonale/Right Heart Failure
    Coronary Artery Disease, Symptomatic Non-Revascularizable
    Cushing's Syndrome
    Deep Venous Thrombosis
    Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
    Digoxin Toxicity
    Ebstein's Anomaly
    Effort Syncope
    Eisenmenger's Syndrome
    Endocarditis, Infective
    Fontan Operation
    Friedreich's Ataxia, Cardiac Manifestations
    Heart Disease in Pregnancy
    Hemochromatosis and the Heart
    Hibernating and Stunned Myocardium
    High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    High-Output Heart Failure
    HIV and the Heart
    Hyperaldosteronism, Primary
    Hyperlipidemia (Lipid Disorders)
    Hyperparathyroidism and the Heart
    Hypertension, Gestational
    Hypertension, Renovascular
    Hypertension, Resistant or Refractory
    Hypertension, Systemic
    Hypertensive Emergencies
    Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis
    Hyperthyroid Heart Disease
    Hypotension Complicating Hemodialysis
    Hypothyroid Heart Disease
    Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Frequent Discharges
    Inherited Neuromuscular Disease and the Heart
    In-Stent Restenosis
    Intra-atrial Reentrant/Macroreentrant Tachycardia
    Ischemic Heart Disease, Chronic
    Kawasaki Disease
    Left Atrial Myxoma
    Left Ventricular Aneurysm
    Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture, Acute
    Localized Lymphedema
    Long QT Syndrome
    Lyme Carditis
    Lutembacher's Syndrome
    Marfan's Syndrome
    Metabolic Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Disease
    Metabolic Syndrome and the Heart
    Mitral Regurgitation, Acute
    Mitral Regurgitation, Chronic Functional
    Mitral Regurgitation, Chronic Organic
    Mitral Stenosis
    Mixed Aortic Valve Disease
    Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and the Heart
    Mixed Mitral Valve Disease
    Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
    Myocardial Infarction, Acute Non-ST-Segment Elevation
    Myocardial Infarction, Acute ST-Segment Elevation
    Myocardial Infarction with Normal Coronary Arteries, Acute
    Myocardial Infarction, Right Ventricular
    Myocardial Ischemia, Asymptomatic
    Neurocardiogenic Syncope
    Nonparoxysmal Junctional Tachycardia
    Obesity and Heart Disease
    Orthostatic Hypotension
    Pacemaker Malfunction
    Pacemaker Syndrome
    Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia With Block
    Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
    Patent Ductus Arteriosus
    Patent Foramen Ovale/Atrial Septal Aneurysm
    Pericardial Effusion
    Pericarditis, Acute
    Pericarditis, Constrictive
    Pericarditis, Effusive-Constrictive
    Peripheral Arterial Atherosclerosis Obliterans
    Periprosthetic Valve Leaks
    Permanent Junctional Reciprocating Tachycardia
    Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis and the Heart
    Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Pulmonary Atresia With Intact Ventricular Septum
    Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect
    Pulmonary Edema, Acute
    Pulmonary Edema, Noncardiogenic
    Pulmonary Embolism
    Pulmonic Regurgitation
    Pulmonic Stenosis
    Radiation Heart Disease
    Raynaud's Phenomenon
    Renal Dysfunction in Heart Failure
    Rheumatic Fever, Acute
    Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Heart
    Scleroderma and the Heart
    Sexual Dysfunction in Cardiac Disease
    Sinus Arrhythmia
    Sinus Bradycardia
    Sinus Node Dysfunction
    Sinus Node Reentry
    Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm
    Sinus Tachycardia
    Sinus Tachycardia, Inappropriate
    Subclavian Coronary Artery Steal Syndrome
    Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)
    Sudden Death in Athletes
    Superficial Thrombophlebitis
    Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Heart
    Takayasu's Arteritis
    Tetralogy of Fallot
    Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    Thoracic Aortic Dissection
    Torsades de Pointes
    Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage
    Transposition (Complete) of the Great Arteries
    Transposition of the Great Arteries, Congenitally Corrected
    Tricuspid Atresia
    Tricuspid Regurgitation
    Tricuspid Stenosis
    Tricyclic Antidepressants, Cardiac Effects
    Truncus Arteriosus
    Tumors of the Heart, Metastatic
    Tumors of the Heart, Primary (Excluding Myxoma)
    Variant or Prinzmetal's Angina
    Venous Insufficiency
    Ventricular Arrhythmia, Idiopathic
    Ventricular Septal Defect
    Ventricular Septal Rupture, Acute
    Ventricular Tachycardia
    Wandering Atrial Pacemaker.
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    Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk.
    About the Authors
    Chapter 1: Anaphylaxis: Definition, History, and Epidemiology
    1.1 Definition of Anaphylaxis
    1.2 History
    1.3 Epidemiology of Anaphylaxis
    Chapter 2: The Aetiology of Anaphylaxis
    2.1 Food Allergy
    2.1.1 Background
    2.1.2 Definition of Food Allergy
    2.1.3 Epidemiology Sex- and Age-Related Demographics
    2.1.4 Aetiology IgE Antibody-Mediated Responses Cell-Mediated Responses
    2.1.5 Symptoms of Food Allergy
    2.1.6 Food Allergy Triggers
    2.1.7 Diagnosing Food Allergies 2.1.8 Characteristics of Food Allergens
    2.1.9 Risk Factors
    2.1.10 Management and Treatment Investigational Therapeutic Interventions for Food Allergy Patient Education
    Avoidance of Allergens
    2.1.11 Anaphylaxis
    2.1.12 Food Allergy Action Plan
    2.1.13 Prognosis
    2.2 Drug Allergy
    2.2.1 Definition of Drug Allergy
    2.2.2 Classification of Drug Allergy
    2.2.3 Epidemiology
    2.2.4 Drug Allergy and Anaphylaxis
    2.2.5 Risk Factors for Drug Allergy Drug-Related Factors Factors Related to the Host 2.2.6 Genetics of Drug Allergy
    2.2.7 History and Physical Examination
    2.2.8 Diagnostic Tests
    2.2.9 Specific Drugs and Biologic Agents and Drug Allergy Antimicrobials Insulin and Oral Antidiabetic Drugs Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents Medications for Patients with HIV Infections and AIDS Medications for Autoimmune Diseases Perioperative Agents and Blood Products Opiates Corticosteroids Heparin Local Anaesthetics Radio-Contrast Media Biologic Modifiers 2.3 Venom Allergy
    2.3.1 Background
    2.3.2 Pathophysiology
    2.3.3 Epidemiology
    2.3.4 Symptoms Local Reactions Generalised Reactions
    2.3.5 Diagnosis
    2.3.6 Prognosis
    2.3.7 Treatment Emergency Department Care
    Epinephrine (Adrenalin, Bronitin, EpiPen)
    Salbutamol (Ventolin)
    Systemic Corticosteroids
    Anti-tetanus Immunoglobulin Desensitisation (Immunotherapy)
    Mechanism of immunotherapy
    2.4 Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, and Anaphylaxis
    2.4.1 Background
    2.4.2 Asthma and Anaphylaxis Pathophysiology
    Inflammation Occurring Within Airways
    Discontinuous Blockage of Air Entry and Exit
    Overreactive Bronchi Aetiology Manifestations of an Acute Episode
    Mild Episodes
    Moderate Severity
    High Severity
    Pre-respiratory Arrest Symptoms of an Asthma Emergency Incidence of Anaphylactic Shock in Asthma
    2.4.3 Allergic Rhinitis and Anaphylaxis Pathophysiology Symptoms and Chronicity Trigger Factors Comorbid Conditions Mortality/Morbidity
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    Jeanne Duus Johansen, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Jacob P. Thyssen, editors.
    Immunology: A Quick Guide
    Clinical Features of Contact Dermatitis
    Patch Testing: Essentials
    Patch Testing with Own Products
    Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Clinical Relevance and Exposure Assessment of Allergens
    Irritant Contact Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Risk Factors
    Photoreactions and Testing
    Protein Contact Dermatitis and Testing
    Occupational Contact Dermatitis
    Contact Allergy in Children
    Main Allergen Groups: Metals
    Preservatives. Allergens in Various Products: Textiles and Hair Dyes
    Dental Materials
    Metalworking Fluids
    Workers Protection: Gloves, Creams
    Overview of Allergens.
    Digital Access Springer 2016
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    Domenico Piccolo, Dimitra Kostaki, Giuliana Crisman.
    Summary: This quick guide demonstrates the value of dermoscopy before, during, and after the treatment of a wide variety of vascular and other skin lesions with laser and/or intense pulsed light (IPL). The coverage includes the treatment of benign pigmented pathologies, melanocytic nevi, seborrheic dermatoses, solar lentigines, telangiectasias, flat angiomas, port-wine scars, other vascular pathologies, keloids and hypertrophic scars, acne and post-traumatic scars, and tattoos. Practically oriented information is also supplied on the dermoscopic technique, the principles of use of lasers and IPL in dermatology, laser-tissue interactions, and types of laser. This will help the reader to comprehend the importance of lasers and IPL in clinical practice and provide excellent preparation for the use of dermoscopy to visualize the targets to be hit with laser or IPL. The inclusion of more than 100 color photos stored before, during, and after dermoscopy-aided laser or IPL treatment documents the results that can be achieved even in pathologies that were very difficult to cure until several years ago.

    1 The dermoscopic technique and equipment
    2 Laser in dermatology: basic principles
    3 Laser-tissue interaction
    4 Types of lasers
    5 Intense pulsed light: basic principles and phototherapy
    6 Dermoscopy applied to laser and IPL treatments: benign pigmented pathologies.
    7 Dermoscopy applied to laser and IPL treatments: melanocytic nevi
    8 Dermoscopy applied to laser and IPL treatments: seborrheic dermatoses and solar lentigo
    9 Dermoscopy and vascular pathologies
    10 Dermoscopy and telangiectasias
    11 Dermoscopy in the treatment of flat angiomas and port-wine scars
    12 Dermoscopy for treating keloids and hypertrophic scars
    13 Dermoscopy in the treatment of acne and post-traumatic scars
    14 Dermoscopy in the removal of tattoos
    15 Conclusions.
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    Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk.
    Summary: This brand-new book offers a reference guide to understanding and applying the rules for properly conducting clinical trials to meet the international quality standard - Good Clinical Practice - provided by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). The work offers an updated perspective on the clinical research landscape within the context of the clinical trial regulatory frameworks in Europe and the USA. In addition to providing a historical review and a detailed definition of GPC regulations, it includes step-by-step explanations of all the requirements that researchers should bear in mind when designing and performing new trials. Further topics covered include: ethics of clinical research; the drug development process and evolution of regulations; investigator and sponsor responsibilities; and clinical trial protocols. Written by clinicians for clinicians, the book represents a valuable read also for researchers, pharmacists and all professionals involved in applications to the ethic committees, whose approval is required for new clinical studies.

    1 Clinical Trials: Historical Aspects and Importance and New Drug Developments
    2 The Definition of GCP
    3 The Principles of GCP
    4 The Drug Development Process and Evolution of Regulations
    5 Planning Clinical Research
    6 Preparation of Ethics Committee (IRB) Proposal
    7 Preparation of Informed Consent
    8 Preparation of Findings Tables
    9 Setting the Ideal Statistical Methods
    10 The Duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator
    11 The Duties of Clinical Researchers
    12 The Phases of Clinical Studies
    13 Safety in Clinical Trials
    14 Setting the Size
    15 Setting the Ideal Method
    16 Ethics of Clinical Research
    17 Recruitment and Enrolment
    18 Why we need Clinical Consent and Other Documentation
    19 Monitoring the Trial
    20 Inspection
    21 Ethics
    Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics Committee(IRB/IEC)
    22 Responsibilities of the Investigator
    23 Responsibilities of the Sponsor
    24.Clinical Trial Protocols.
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    Wei-Chi Wu, Wai-Ching Lam, editors.
    Summary: This book is intended to provide a quick guide to the field of pediatric retina. It has been long accepted that retinal disorders in children differ from those in adults. Although there are plenty of published books on retinal diseases, most of them only cover adult retinal disorders. Therefore, information on pediatric retinal diseases is urgently needed. The book combines comprehensive information with rich illustrations to offer readers an in-depth understanding of the two main themes: retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and other pediatric vitreoretinal disorders. World-renowned pediatric retina experts share their insights and research findings in areas such as ROP, familiar exudative vitreoretinopathy, Coats disease, retinoblastoma, congenital x-linked retinoschisis and hereditary retinal diseases. Topics concerning modern and future medicine such as tele-screening for ROP, E-learning for ROP, and deep learning for ROP are also included. Designed to help readers understand the contents as quickly as possible, the book includes many useful tips and pearls, as well as easy-to-follow figures. It covers the majority of pediatric retinal diseases and offers essential information on their diagnosis and management. In addition, relevant and up-to-date references are provided for those who want to explore the topics in more depth. As such, the book offers an excellent reference guide to caring for these young patients.

    Part 1 ROP
    1 The Pathophysiology of Retinopathy of Prematurity
    2 Animal Models of Retinopathy of Prematurity
    3 Evolution of Major Clinical Trials in ROP
    4 Diagnosis and classification of ROP
    5 Differential diagnosis of ROP
    6 Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity (APROP)
    7 Familial Exudative Vitreo-Retinopathy or Retinopathy of Prematurity
    8 Telemedicine in Retinopathy of Prematurity
    9 Optical Coherence Tomography in Retinopathy of Prematurity
    10 FA in ROP
    11 Laser Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity
    12 Anti-VEGF in ROP
    13 Surgical Management of Stage 4 ROP
    14 Surgical Management of Stage 5 Retinopathy of Prematurity
    15 Endoscopic surgery in ROP
    16 Foveal Development in Retinopathy of Prematurity
    17 Neurodevelopmental outcome following anti-VEGF treatment for ROP
    18 Artificial Intelligence for Retinopathy of Prematurity Diagnosis
    19 E-Education in ROP
    20 Ultra wide-field imaging in pediatric retinal diseases
    Part 2 Non-ROP Pediatric Retina
    21 Retinoblastoma
    22 Paediatric Intra-Ocular Tumours (Non-RB)
    23 Congenital X-Linked Retinoschisis
    24 Inherited retinal degenerations in the pediatric population
    25 Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
    26 Persistent Fetal Vasculature
    27 Pediatric Uveitis
    28 Coats' disease
    29 Stickler Syndrome and associated Collagenopathies
    30 Genetic testing in pediatric retina
    31 Pediatric Macular Hole
    32 Non-accidental trauma
    33 Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments in the Pediatric Population and Special Considerations for Pediatric Vitreo-retinal Surgery.
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    Kimberly D. Nordstrom, Michael P. Wilson, editors.
    Medical and psychiatric history
    Physical exam
    Laboratory testing and studies
    Suicide risk assessment
    Adrenal crisis/adrenal insufficiency
    Chronic pain
    Head injury
    Hepatic encephalopathy
    Hypercortisolism (Cushing's syndrome)
    Myxedema coma
    Non-epileptic seizures
    Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
    Acute intoxication : general principles
    Phenethylamines intoxication (amphetamines, methamphetamine, cathinones, and "designer amphetamines")
    Cocaine intoxication
    Ethanol (alcohol) intoxication
    GHB, GBL intoxication
    Inhalant (alkyl nitrates, nitrous oxide, hydrocarbons) intoxication AKA : poppers
    MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly) intoxication
    Opiates, opioids intoxication
    Psychedelic drug (LSD, PCP, hallucinogenic mushrooms) intoxication
    Acute withdrawal : general principles
    Alcohol withdrawal
    Amphetamine withdrawal
    Barbiturate withdrawal
    Benzodiazepine withdrawal
    Cannabis withdrawal
    Cocaine withdrawal
    Opiate/opioid withdrawal
    Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome
    Anti-muscarinic toxicity
    Common medications which may mimic psychiatric symptoms
    Lithium toxicity
    Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    Salicylate toxicity
    Serotonin syndrome
    Neuropsychiatric complications of steroids
    Valproic acid toxicity.
    Digital Access Springer 2018
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    Summary: This book covers essential information necessary in diagnosing and treating pediatric patients in the emergency room. Emergencies require quick and precise decision making that does not allow for extended reading or fact-checking to ensure all factors are considered. This pocket guide addresses that need by placing vital clinical management and algorithms into a quick and simple guidebook that can be accessed within moments from a scrub pocket or white coat. It is an easy, quick access reference that can be used for those facts that are absolutely essential, but are often difficult to remember. Color images and flow charts allow doctors to grasp the essentials quickly, while more detailed explanations are included alongside for trainees. Quick Hits for Pediatric Emergency Medicine uses tips, caveats, drug dosing, and pearls to assist the provider who may not be familiar with all of the unique nuances of the pediatric population. This is ideal for emergency department physicians, nurses, and trainees including students, residents, and fellows.

    Intro; Foreword; Contents; Contributors;
    Chapter 1: Airway: Pediatric Anatomy, Infants and Children; Before You Intubate: What You Need to Know; Lung Physiology; Lung Mechanics; Tips for Intubation; Ventilation Equipment;
    Chapter 2: Respiratory Review: A, B, C, and P of Kids (Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Croup, and Pneumonia); Respiratory Overview; Asthma; Clinical Presentation; Treatment; Considerations for Severe Asthma; Asthma Pearls; Pediatric Asthma Score; Bronchiolitis; Clinical Presentation; Treatment; Supportive; Bronchiolitis Score; Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis); Clinical Presentation Clinical Presentation with the FollowingTreatment; Westley Score; Pneumonia; Clinical Presentation; Treatment; Pediatric Pneumonia;
    Chapter 3: Resuscitation: Pediatric Algorithms; Resuscitation: Pediatric Algorithms (Figs. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4);
    Chapter 4: Pediatric Pearls: Management of Shock in Children; Shock; Cardiac Output (CO) = Heart Rate (HR) × Stoke Volume (SV); Quick Hit Cardiac Pearls; Definition of Hypotension by Systolic Blood Pressure and Age; Heart Rate and Perfusion Pressure for Age; Pediatric CPR; Pediatric Pearls; SIRS Criteria Common Pediatric Medications for Resuscitation and Cardiac Arrest
    Chapter 5: Pediatric Ventilator Management; Noninvasive Modes of Ventilation; Invasive Ventilation; Types of Ventilator Support; Modes of Ventilation; Initial Ventilator Settings; DOPES;
    Chapter 6: Neonatal Delivery and the Acutely Ill Neonate; Neonates (Age ≤ 28 Days); Causes of Severe Illness in Neonates: THE MISFITS; Newborn Delivery and Resuscitation (Fig. 6.1); MR SOPA Ventilation Correction Steps; Newborn Resuscitation Medications; Endotracheal Intubation Guide; UVC Placement; Supplies Needed; Procedure (Figs. 6.2 and 6.3) APGAR Score
    Chapter 7: Pediatric Abdominal Pain; Common Diagnoses with Work-Up and Management; Differential Diagnosis for Abdominal Pain Stratified by Age; Quick Hits Abdominal Pain Pearls;
    Chapter 8: Trauma Tidbits; Glasgow Coma Scale; Fluid Resuscitation Guidelines; Fluid Maintenance Requirements; Fluid Replacement for Burns; Adequate Urine Output; Blood Replacement Guidelines; Tube Sizes (French); General Considerations for Pediatric Trauma Patients; Size and Shape; Skeleton; Surface Area; ABCDE of Pediatric Trauma Management; Airway and Cervical Spine Stabilization Breathing and VentilationCirculation and Hemorrhage Control; Disability; Exposure; Quick Hits Pediatric Trauma Pearls;
    Chapter 9: Pediatric Head Injury Guidelines; Pediatric Head Injury Guidelines; Pediatric Blunt Head Injury, Less Than 2 Years Old (Fig. 9.1); Pediatric Blunt Head Injury, 2 Years Old and Older (Fig. 9.2);
    Chapter 10: Pediatric Burns; Etiology; Work-Up; Classification of Burns; Management; Disposition; Estimating Body Surface Area for Burns (Fig. 10.1); Quick Hits: Pediatric Burn Pearls;
    Chapter 11: Procedure Pearls; Airway Adjuncts
    Digital Access Springer 2018
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    Roshan Fernando, Pervez Sultan, Sioned Phillips, editors.
    Summary: This book provides easy to follow guidance on how to manage emergency situations and common problems in obstetric anesthesia. The book provides different anesthetic recipes for obstetric procedures and describes challenges that will be encountered on a day-to-day basis. There are trouble-shooting chapters and what to do lists for frequent dilemmas. The book covers obstetric-specific resuscitation and medical emergencies seen on the labor ward. Antenatal and postpartum complications relating to anesthesia are covered as well as issues that may arise during follow up of patients who have had neuraxial anesthesia during delivery. Quick Hits in Obstetric Anesthesia should be used as a cognitive aid for emergency cases and as a decision-making tool for urgent management plans. It is a guide to common problems and provides core knowledge to facilitate anesthesia care on labor wards for all grades of anesthetist.

    Epidural Analgesia for Labour
    Combined Spinal Epidural Analgesia for Labour
    Non-Neuraxial Techniques for Labour Analgesia
    Analgesia for Intrauterine Fetal Demise
    Category 4 Caesarean Delivery
    Spinal Anaesthesia for Caesarean Delivery
    Combined Spinal Epidural Anaesthesia for Caesarean Delivery
    Epidural TopUp for Caesarean Delivery
    General Anaesthesia for Caesarean Delivery
    Management of Spinal Anaesthesia Induced Hypotension during Caesarean Delivery
    Analgesia after Caesarean Delivery
    Anaesthesia for Manual Removal of Placenta
    Anaesthesia for Cervical Cerclage
    External Cephalic Version
    Artificial Rupture of Membranes
    Consent for Anaesthesia
    Documentation Standards for Anaesthesia
    Umbilical Cord Prolapse
    Expedited and Emergency Caesarean Delivery
    Operative Vaginal Delivery
    Massive Obstetric Haemorrhage
    Management of Uterine Atony
    Uterine Inversion
    Amniotic Fluid Embolus
    Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Delivery
    Shoulder Dystocia
    Normal Labour
    Antenatal Monitoring
    Induction of Labour
    Augmentation of Labour
    Preterm labour and delivery
    Fetal malpresentations
    Placenta Praevia
    Placenta Accreta Syndrome
    Intrauterine Fetal Growth Restriction
    Multiple Gestation
    Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome
    Cholestasis of Pregnancy
    Gestational Diabetes
    Venous Thromboembolism
    Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
    Complex Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy
    Von Willebrand Disease
    Low molecular heparin, unfractionated heparin and neuraxial anaesthesia
    Accidental Dural Puncture
    Post Dural Puncture Headache
    Epidural Blood Patch
    Intrapartum Fever
    Failed Epidural Analgesia during Labour
    Failed Spinal Anaesthesia for Caesarean Delivery
    Management of Pain and Distress during Caesarean Delivery
    Backache after Neuraxial Anaesthesia
    Peripheral Nerve Lesions after Central Neuraxial Anaesthesia
    Spinal Cord Lesions after Neuraxial Anaesthesia
    Obstetric Nerve Palsies
    Reported Awareness under General Anaesthesia
    Neuraxial Anaesthesia after Previous Spinal Surgery
    Breastfeeding and Anaesthesia
    Difficult and Failed Intubation in Obstetric Anaesthesia
    Recognition and Management of High Spinal Anaesthesia
    Aspiration of Gastric Contents
    Local Anaesthetic Toxicity
    Malignant Hyperthermia
    Maternal Resuscitation
    Intrauterine Resuscitation
    Neonatal Resuscitation
    Anaesthetic Management of Pregnant Patients with Novel Coronavirus.
    Digital Access Springer 2022
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    Bernstein, Jennifer; McPhee, Stephen J.; Papadakis, Maxine A.; Rabow, Michael W.
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    [edited by] William W. Hay, Jr., Myron J. Levin, Robin R. Deterding, Mark J. Abzug.
    Digital Access AccessPediatrics 2017
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    Deepak M. Kamat, editor in chief ; associate editors, Henry M. Adam [and 14 others].
    Digital Access AAP ebooks 2018
  • Digital
    Natasha Rekhtman, Marina K Baine, Justin A. Bishop.
    Summary: Written for pathologists-in-training, this volume provides high-yield, at-a-glance summaries in a format that is easy to use. Rather than focus on organ-based histologic criteria, the text aids pathologic diagnosis, emphasizing immunohistochemistry, tumor syndromes, etc.
    Digital Access Springer 2019
  • Digital
    Nancy H. Diepenbrock, RN, CCRN, Eagle River, Wisconsin.
    Neurologic system
    Cardiovascular system
    Pulmonary system
    Gastrointestinal and urinary systems
    Renal system
    Endocrine system
    Hematologic and immune systems
    Drugs, doses, tables
    Digital Access Ovid 2016
  • Digital
    Nancy H. Diepenbrock.
    Summary: For immediate, on-the-unit answers to ICU questions, get the must-have pocket guide: the fully updated "Quick Reference to Critical Care, 6th Edition". Covering a broad range of critical care topics, each chapter is divided by body system and alphabetically organized, addressing disease processes, disorders, medications and titration, tests, lab results, formulas, ICU equipment and treatment strategies and goals. Information provided is based on current, evidence-based procedures and stabilization practices. This classic, concise quick reference offers crucial guidance on numerous processes and procedures. -- From publisher's description.

    Neurologic system
    Cardiovascular system
    Pulmonary system
    Gastrointestinal and urinary systems
    Renal system
    Endocrine system
    Hematologic and immune systems
    Drugs, doses, tables
    Digital Access LWW Health Library 2021
  • Digital
    Sandra M. Schmöckel, editor.
    Summary: This book focuses on quinoa, providing background information on its history, summarizing recent genetic and genomic advances, and offering directions for future research. Meeting the caloric and nutritional demands of our growing population will not only require increases in overall food production, but also the development of new crops that can be grown sustainably in agricultural environments that are increasingly susceptible to degradation. Quinoa is an ancient crop native to the Andean region of South America that has recently gained international attention because its seeds are high in protein, particularly in essential amino acids. Quinoa is also highly tolerant of abiotic stresses, including drought, frost and salinity. For these reasons, quinoa has the potential to help address issues of food security - a potential that was recognized when the United Nations declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. However, more effort is needed to improve quinoa agronomically and to understand the mechanisms of its abiotic stress tolerance; the recent development of genetic and genomic tools, including a reference genome sequence, will now help accelerate research in these areas.

    Preface to the Series
    Compendium of Plant Genomes: Quinoa
    1 History of the Quinuas in South America
    1.1 Origin
    1.2 Geographical Distribution
    1.3 Current Production Centers
    1.3.1 Colombia
    1.3.2 Ecuador
    1.3.3 Peru
    1.3.4 Bolivia
    1.3.5 Chile
    1.3.6 Argentina
    1.4 Main Types of Quinuas
    1.5 Research Advances
    1.6 Traditional Quinoa Utilization
    1.6.1 Preparation of the Llipt'a O (Llujt'a)
    1.6.2 Traditional Use of Leaves
    References 2 Botanical Context for Domestication in South America
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Quinoa Wild Ancestors and Relationships with Related Species
    2.3 Quinoa Genetic Structure
    2.4 Where and When Domestication Occurred
    2.4.1 Geographic Patterns of Variation in Genetic Variability
    2.4.2 Archaeological Evidence
    2.5 Traits Affected by Domestication
    2.5.1 Seed Size and Morphology
    2.5.2 Starch Forms
    2.5.3 Seed Shattering
    2.5.4 Plant Architecture
    2.5.5 Roots
    2.5.6 Climate Adaptation
    2.5.7 Aesthetic Selection
    2.5.8 Saponin Content 2.6 Geographical Distribution of the Domestication Syndrome. An Example in North West Argentina
    2.7 Concluding Remarks and Some Topics for Research
    3 Botanical Context for Domestication in North America
    3.1 Introduction
    3.1.1 Ecological Context of C. berlandieri
    3.1.2 Molecular Studies of C. berlandieri
    3.1.3 Potential Diploid Progenitor Gene Pools of the ATGC in North America
    3.2 Descriptions of C. berlandieri Subspecies and Botanical Varieties
    3.2.1 C. berlandieri subsp. berlandieri var. boscianum 3.2.2 C. berlandieri subsp. berlandieri var. berlandieri
    3.2.3 C. berlandieri subsp. berlandieri var. macrocalycium
    3.2.4 C. berlandieri subsp. berlandieri var. sinuatum
    3.2.5 C. berlandieri subsp. berlandieri var. zschackei
    3.2.6 C. berlandieri subsp. jonesianum
    3.2.7 C. berlandieri subsp. nuttaliae
    3.3 Breeding Potential of C. berlandieri
    3.4 Conclusions
    4 Quinoa Cytogenetics
    4.1 Genome Constitution of Polyploid C. Quinoa and Related Species
    4.2 Karyotype and Chromosome Banding
    4.3 Genome Size 4.4 Repetitive Sequence Organization and Evolution
    4.4.1 Tandem Repetitive Sequences
    4.4.2 Disperse Repetitive Sequences
    4.5 Chenopodium quinoa Is a Polysomatic Plant
    5 A Chromosome-Scale Quinoa Reference Genome Assembly
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Quinoa Accession PI 614886
    5.3 Primary Sequencing by PacBio SMRT® Sequencing Technology
    5.3.1 PacBio SMRT Sequencing Technology
    5.3.2 Quinoa Genomic DNA Preparation and PacBio Sequencing
    5.4 Scaffolding of the Assembly with BioNano Genomics (Optical Maps)
    Digital Access Springer 2021
  • Digital
    Perri Klass, Eileen Costello.
    Summary: This classic, coauthored by New York Times columnist and pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass, has been fully revised and updated to reflect the recent significant changes in the recognition and care of children whose development doesn't go as expected. It includes new information about therapeutic interventions, managing co-morbidities, and getting support for children with developmental differences at school. Additional information covers community resources, initiatives at hospitals, clinics, and even theme parks, that make life easier for children with developmental differences and their families. The authors also offer a stronger focus on self-care for parents in this new edition, with the pediatrician's perspective of supporting families as they go through the diagnostic process over time.

    Front Cover
    Title Page
    Part 1: A World of Quirky Kids
    What You Should Know
    Chapter 1. My Kid Is Different: Wondering and Worrying
    Chapter 2. Specialists, Labels, and Alphabet Soup: Diagnosis or Difference?
    Chapter 3. Understanding the Diagnosis: Grief and Loss and Moving Forward
    Part 2: Growing Up Quirky
    Literary Glimpses
    What You Should Know
    Chapter 4. Logistics of Everyday Life: The Home and the World
    Chapter 5. Family Life: Siblings, Parents, and Extended Family Chapter 6. Educating the Quirky Child: Every Year Is Different
    Chapter 7. Moving Through the School Years: Thriving and Learning in the Educational System
    Chapter 8. The Social Life of a Quirky Kid: Finding Friends and Making Connections
    Part 3: The Science, the Medical Science, and the Pseudoscience of Quirky Kids
    Literary Glimpses
    What You Should Know
    Chapter 9. Therapies: Finding Help and Evaluating the Help You Find
    Chapter 10. Medications and the Quirky Child: Drugs, Doses, and Daily Routines
    Chapter 11. Medical Perspectives on the Quirky Child: Questions and Answers Part 4: Looking Ahead
    Quirky Characters
    What You Should Know
    Chapter 12. Adolescence and Adulthood: Quirky Kids Grow Up
    Back Cover
    Digital Access AAP ebooks 2021
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    Vipin Chandra Kalia, editor.
    Summary: This book delves into the biotechnological applications of Quorum sensing (QS)- a peculiar gene-regulatory process of some microorganisms. Quorum Sensing allows a large bacterial population to work together in a coordinated manner to carry out metabolic activities, which individual bacterium cannot. The different chapters describe how, associating bioremediation process with energy generation is an economical proposal, for reducing pollution and managing biowastes. The book discusses how QS can be exploited for biotechnological applications in generating bioproducts, bioenergy, bioremediation, biosensors, health and agricultural activities. It further highlights how QS is becoming an integral part of synthetic biology for genetic circuits for producing: (i) novel products, (ii) biosensors, (iii) bioactive molecules, etc. The book is divided into different sections for a clear understanding of the applicability of QS in, the Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Health sectors.

    Intro; Dedication; Preface; Contents; About the Editor; Part I: Environment;
    1: Quorum Sensing and Its Inhibition: Biotechnological Applications; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Biotechnological Applications of Quorum Sensing Systems; 1.2.1 Bio-energy; 1.2.2 Bioremediation; 1.2.3 Food and Health; 1.2.4 Detecting Metals and Pathogens; 1.2.5 Cancer Therapy; 1.2.6 Industrial Products; 1.2.7 Genetic Devices; 1.3 Biotechnological Applications of QSI; 1.3.1 Food Industry; 1.3.2 Aquaculture; 1.3.3 Health Care; QSIs from Microbes; QSIs of Plant Origin. QSIs of Animal Origin1.3.4 Anti-biofouling; 1.3.5 Agriculture; 1.4 Synergism Between Antibiotics and QSIs; 1.5 Fais Attention à QSI; 1.6 Field Trials; 1.6.1 Protecting Plants; 1.6.2 Drinking Water; 1.6.3 Health Sector; 1.7 Opinion; References;
    2: Talking Through Chemical Languages: Quorum Sensing and Bacterial Communication; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Acyl Homoserine Lactone (AHL) Based Quorum Sensing; 2.2.1 AHL-Based Signalling Molecules; 2.2.2 Signal Production; 2.2.3 Signal Recognition and Transduction; 2.3 Peptide Based Quorum Sensing. 2.3.1 Peptide Signalling Molecules2.3.2 Signal Production; AgrD; AgrB; Mechanism of AIP Production; 2.3.3 Signal Recognition and Transduction; AgrC; AgrA; 2.4 Other Signalling Molecules; 2.4.1 Autoinducer 2 (AI-2); 2.4.2 DSF-Family; 2.4.3 PQS and IQS; 2.4.4 CAI-1; 2.4.5 DPO; 2.5 Conclusion; 2.6 Opinion; References;
    3: Fundamentals of Bacterial Biofilm: Present State of Art; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Biofilm Structure; 3.3 Role of Biofilms in Microbial Communities; 3.3.1 Protection from Environment; 3.3.2 Nutrient Availability. 3.3.3 Acquisition of New Genetic Trait3.4 Factors Favoring Biofilm Formation; 3.4.1 Substratum Effect; 3.4.2 Conditioning Film; 3.4.3 Hydrodynamics; 3.4.4 Characteristics of Aqueous Medium; 3.4.5 Interaction of Bacterial Cells with Water Molecules; 3.4.6 Signaling System to Promote Biofilm Formation; Quorum Sensing (QS); 3.4.7 Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS); 3.4.8 Role of eDNA; 3.5 Bacterial Adhesion- Steps Involved in Biofilm Development; 3.5.1 The Sessile Mode of Bacterial Growth; 3.5.2 Bacterial Glycocalyx In Vivo In Vitro. 3.5.3 Microcolony Formation by Adherent Bacteria3.5.4 Consortium Formation by Adherent Bacteria; 3.6 Occurrence of Bacterial Biofilm: Predominance in Aquatic System; 3.7 Physiology of Biofilm Population; 3.8 Effects of Material Properties on Bacterial Adhesion; 3.8.1 Surface Charge; 3.8.2 Surface Energy; 3.8.3 Roughness and Topography; 3.9 Measuring Biofilm; 3.10 Removal of Biofilms; 3.10.1 Removal of Biofilms; 3.10.2 Regulation of Biofilm Formation; 3.11 Conclusions; References;
    4: Phylogenomics and Evolutionary Perspective of Quorum Sensing Regulators (LuxI/LuxR) in Prokaryotes.
    Digital Access Springer 2018

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