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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Timothy B. Gardner, Kerrington D. Smith. 2017
This clinical casebook provides a comprehensive yet concise state-of-the-art review of pancreatic disease Presented in a case-based format… each case focuses on a different varient of pancreatic disease and pancreatic cancer with sections on diagnosis and early detection management of the disease and treatment of complications from the disease The role of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic cancer and emerging treatment algorithms for chronic pancreatitis are also highlighted in the text Written by experts in the field Pancreatology A Clinical Casebook is a valuable resource for clinicians surgeons and researchers interested in caring for patients with pancreatic disease
By Venera A. Shaimova. 2017
This book provides an illustrated guide to peripheral retinal degenerations and the role of spectral domain coherence tomography SD-OCT… in diagnosis and treatment The book discusses 73 clinical cases and gives detailed information on the principles of SD-OCT and its application in the imaging of peripheral retina Peripheral Retinal Degenerations Optical Coherence Tomography and Retinal Laser Coagulation 2nd edition discusses a broad range of retinal pathologies such as chorioretinal degenerations posterior vitreous detachment vitreoretinal adhesions and tractions and includes a plethora of high-quality clinical images throughout Ophthalmologists and retinal specialists will find this updated edition to be the perfect didactic resource for furthering skills and knowledge in this clinical area
By Riccardo Grave, Massimiliano Sartirana, Marwan Ghoch, Simona Calugi. 2018
This book describes a novel therapy for obesity that associates the traditional procedures of weight-loss lifestyle modification with specific … individualized cognitive behavioral procedures to address some obstacles that have been indicated by recent research to influence weight loss and maintenance The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity CBT-OB can be used to treat all classes of obesity including patients with severe comorbidities and disability associated with obesity who are not usually included in traditional weight-loss lifestyle modification treatments The book describes the treatment program in detail and with numerous clinical vignettes It also discusses involving significant others in the change process and adapting the CBT-OB for patients with severe obesity binge-eating disorder medical and psychiatric comorbidity and treated with weight-loss drugs or bariatric surgery Lastly a chapter is dedicated to the use of digital technology with CBT-OB in order to help patients monitor their food intake and physical activity and to addressing obstacles in real time Thanks to the description of how to apply the latest evidence-based CBT-OB to real world settings this volume is a valuable useful tool for all specialists - endocrinologists nutritionists dietitians psychologists psychiatrists - who deal with obesity and eating disorders
By Worth Books. 2017
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Case Against Sugar tells you what you need… to know—before or after you read Gary Taubes’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Case Against Sugar includes: Chapter-by-chapter overviewsProfiles of the main charactersDetailed timeline of key eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original workAbout The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes: In his New York Times–bestseller, journalist Gary Taubes reveals how sugar became a staple in our diet and how it may be the biggest threat to our health since tobacco. Citing decades of scientific research, Taubes meticulously makes the case that sugar causes a host of diseases from obesity and diabetes to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Obesity and diabetes are pandemic around the world, with more than half a billion people considered obese, including one in three Americans. With more and more American adults getting diagnosed with diabetes, the once uncommon disease has followed the spread of the sugar-rich Western diet around the globe. Tracing the history of sugar; detailing studies on how it can lead to weight gain and other medical problems; and chronicling the lengths to which the powerful sugar industry has gone to hide this information, Taubes reveals traditional advice recommending a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is wrong—it’s sugar we should be looking out for. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
By Weiping Jia. 2018
This book provides comprehensive information on continuous glucose monitoring CGM The first section focuses on the fundamentals… of CGM technology including the principles of CGM accuracy assessment operation procedure management processes the picture-interpretation methodology the clinical value of CGM parameters reference values clinical applications of CGM report and management systems and clinical indications In turn the second section describes the clinical application of CGM including assessing blood glucose fluctuation and hypoglycemic effects detecting hypoglycemia and identifying fasting hyperglycemia It also describes the role of CGM in connection with specific diseases such as fulminant type 1 diabetes gestational diabetes mellitus steroid diabetes and insulinoma The closing chapter outlines the future of CGM In addition the book presents typical cases and analyses of nearly a hundred typical monitoring maps As such it offers diabetic health care doctors a valuable reference guide to the clinical application of and scientific research on CGM
By Seanna Grob, Carolyn Kloek. 2018
This book uses a unique case-based approach to review the intra-operative and peri-operative management of patients with severe ocular trauma… and open globe injuries The case- based structure of this text allows readers to easily reference the type of injury they are treating in order to assist with management of their patients and to recognize indications to involve other ophthalmic and surgical specialties in the management of patients with open globe injuries Management of Open Globe Injuries will be an indispensable resource for ophthalmologists who are called upon to care for patients who have suffered open globe trauma
By Dirk Hochlenert, Gerald Engels, Stephan Morbach, Stefanie Schliwa, Frances Game. 2018
This book provides a clear and integrated guide to the diagnostic pathways and therapeutic options available for the treatment of… diabetic foot syndrome The link between the location of the lesion and its potential causes are discussed in relation to its diagnosis biomechanics treatment and prognosis Chapters covering interdigital lesions the lateral side of the foot torsion of the hallux and the charcot foot are included Diabetic Foot Syndrome From Entity to Therapy aims to facilitate interdisciplinary understanding and is relevant to endocrinologists as well as vascular and orthopedic surgeons
By Beth Finke. 2003
Long Time No See is certainly an inspiring story but Beth Finke does not aim to inspire … Eschewing reassuring platitudes and sensational pleas for sympathy she charts her struggles with juvenile diabetes blindness and a host of other hardships sharing her feelings of despair and frustration as well as her hard-won triumphs Rejecting the label courageous she prefers to describe herself using the phrase her mother invoked in times of difficulty She did what she had to do With unflinching candor and acerbic wit Finke chronicles the progress of the juvenile diabetes that left her blind at the age of twenty-six as well as the seemingly endless spiral of adversity that followed First she was forced out of her professional job Then she bore a multiply handicapped son But she kept moving forward confronting marital and financial problems and persevering through a rocky training period with a seeing-eye dog Finke s life story and her commanding knowledge of her situation give readers a clear understanding of diabetes blindness and the issues faced by parents of children with significant disabilities Because she has taken care to include accurate medical information as well as personal memoir Long Time No See serves as an excellent resource for others in similar situations and for professionals who deal with disabled adults or children
By Judit Somlai, Tibor Kovács. 2016
This practical guide provides an algorithm for diagnosis and treatment from having some problem with vision … via diagnosis of cause and background to treatment and eventually to rehabilitation Following on from introductory sections devoted to the role of neuro-ophthalmology recent developments in the field and an overview of neuro-ophthalmological examinations there are sections devoted to the different parts of the visual system and finally a section on rehabilitation Neuro-ophthalmology is aimed at ophthalmologists neurologists neurosurgeons traumatologists neuroradiologists experts in cardiology and stroke and trainees in these areas It will also be of interest to neuro-rehabilitation specialists neuropsychologists and those working in typhlopedagogy and health informatics
By Alan L. Graber, Anne W. Brown, Kathleen Wolff. 2010
Diabetes happens in a life that already has a story This book composed of nearly forty personal… narratives based on taped interviews about the lives of actual patients with diabetes draws upon the collective experience of an endocrinologist and two nurse practitioners who worked together for twenty-five years The people who describe their experiences with diabetes range from teenagers to physicians immigrants athletes pregnant women accountants a prisoner and a dairy farmer They speak of the variety of ways they handle monitoring diet insurance coverage sports and fashion Some talk of how they manage to drive trucks for a living or for recreation fly airplanes or go spelunking Many speak frankly of their anxieties and frustrations The authors acknowledge that both the patient and clinician have a story about their relationship and describe the richness and tension in their interaction Families too are sources of both support and conflict These relationships are acknowledged in the organization of the book which is divided into sections defined by the main elements of diabetes control patient self-determination the role of the family the social situation and the patient-clinician encounter The book provides a wealth of information about diabetes including material on prevention complications and new technology as well as a superb glossary but it is not intended as a textbook on diabetes or as a self-care manual for patients Rather the book provides a textured account of the health professional s view of diabetes control and the perspective of the patient whose life is complicated by diabetes
By Trisha Dunning. 2018
This unique book is intended for all health professionals caring for older people with diabetes such as specialist and general… nurses doctors primary care practioners and dieteticians Although there is an increasing body of work about personalised care no publications were identified that encompass the focus and scope of the proposed book The global population is ageing and increasing age is a key risk factor for diabetes Older people with diabetes are often vulnerable have complex care needs and often have cognitive changes which makes personalising care challenging for health professionals Thus this is an internationally relevant book filling a gap in the current literature This is a practical and updated book that will use an engaging and easy to read narrative style It challenges readers to reflect in and on their practice It encompasses people with diabetes and authors stories which are known to have a special interest to readers make it easier to apply the information to practice enhance learning and hence the relevance and value of the book It is relevant to advocacy organisations as well as managers and service planners Researchers and scientists may find relevant information on grant and ethics applications research protocols plain language statements for potential participants and operationalising research protocols
By Amanda Hall Lueck, Gordon Dutton. 2015
Cerebral visual impairment (also known as cortical visual impairment, or CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment… in children in the United States and the developed world. Vision and the Brain is a unique and comprehensive sourcebook geared especially to professionals in the field of visual impairment, educators, and families who need to know more about the causes and types of CVI and the best practices for working with affected children. Expert contributors from many countries represent education, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, ophthalmology, optometry, neuropsychology, psychology, and vision science, and include parents of children with CVI. The book provides an in-depth guide to current knowledge about brain-related vision loss in an accessible form to enable readers to recognize, understand, and assess the behavioral manifestations of damage to the visual brain and develop effective interventions based on identification of the spectrum of individual needs. Chapters are designed to help those working with children with CVI ascertain the nature and degree of visual impairment in each child, so that they can "see" and appreciate the world through the child's eyes and ensure that every child is served appropriately.
By Masamitsu Yamaguchi. 2018
Most biological pathways physical and neurological properties are highly conserved between humans and Drosophila and nearly 75 of… human disease-causing genes have a functional homologue in Drosophila This volume provides recent advances in Drosophila models for various human diseases with each chapter providing a review of studies involving Drosophila models as well as detailed protocols commonly used in laboratories Starting with a review of Drosophila s value as a highly tractable model organism for studying human diseases subsequent chapters present Drosophila models for specific human diseases The book provides a useful resource for all scientists who are starting to use the Drosophila model in their studies and for researchers working in the pharmaceutical industry and using new screening models to develop new medicines for various diseases
By Parul Ichhpujani, Sahil Thakur. 2018
This book provides information on how to extract the most from mobile applications and easily adapt and integrate them into… daily practice Today mobile applications that can optimize patient flow help in examinations perform anterior posterior segment imaging offer differential diagnosis and therapeutic options and even serve as patient drug reminders and councilors are easily available Most of them have been developed by individuals and as a result lack marketing even though they are free to download and use Ophthalmology has always been at the forefront of medicine when it comes to adopting the latest developments be they lasers off-label anti-VEGF drugs or biocompatible implants Mobile phones and tablets have infiltrated our private and professional lives and they are here to stay As such this book explores the endless possibilities that mobile computing offers and introduces the vista of opportunities for providing better care one download at a time As part of the series Current Practices in Ophthalmology this volume is intended for residents and fellows in-training as well as general and specialist ophthalmologists
By An-Guor Wang. 2018
This book presents 57 typical cases of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in the emergency room, which represent notoriously complex and difficult challenges… for junior doctors. The physical manifestations of these neurologic disorders include visual loss, transient blurring, diplopia, headache, pupillary abnormality, and even cognition problems. Each case provides a wealth of information, including the case report, comments, diagnosis, management, prognosis and concise notes, as well as photographs and other images. As a case-based clinical reference work on neuro-ophthalmic diseases, the book offers readers essential, concretely applicable information and guidance.
By Xuguang Sun. 2018
This book provides the concise descriptions of the basic and clinical knowledge about Acanthamoba keratitis including characteristics of pathogen… risk factors clinical manifestations diagnosis and treatment with abundant figure illustrations and typical cases to ophthalmological practitioners and researchers p p Acanthamoeba pathogen is widely distributed in the nature However Acanthamoeba keratitis is generally considered as a type of sight-threatening keratitis that is difficult to treat At early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis usually shows atypical clinical manifestations that are often misdiagnosed as viral or bacterial keratitis Moreover there are not approved topical anti-amoebicdrugs available up to now We hope ophthalmological practitioners can obtain a comprehensive understanding of this infection through this book
By Mohammad Javed Ali. 2018
Written by an expert in the field this book is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the evaluation and… management of lacrimal drainage disorders Lacrimal disorders are one of the most common conditions encountered not only by oculoplastic surgeons and general ophthalmologists but also by otorhinolaryngologists in their daily practice Consisting of 77 chapters it addresses the basic anatomy and underlying pathology patient evaluation and the surgical procedures currently performed in managing various lacrimal disorders Surgical modalities including the endoscopic approaches are thoroughly and succinctly captured in pictures with detailed legends to aid understanding and offer a visual treat Since familiarity with a surgical technique is incomplete without the knowledge of risk factors and red flags the book discusses in detail how to deal with surgical complications and failure The Atlas of Lacrimal Drainage Disorders is an essential companion to the a uthor s previous work Principles and Practice of Lacrimal Surgery
By Desmond P. Kidd. 2016
This book presents fifty clinical cases in neuro-ophthalmology, some of which are common and some of which are rare. Each… case is presented as a diagnostic and management challenge as found in clinical practice. High quality clinical photographs and images bring the cases to life alongside the diagnostic process and management decisions of an experienced specialist. A short summary of important aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of each disease finishes each case. Neuro-Ophthalmology: Illustrated Case Studies entertains and instructs the reader and is ideal reading for doctors in training in this area, as well as general consultant neurologists and ophthalmologists.
By Wei-Ren Pan. 2017
This atlas provides detailed information on the human lymphatic system in the head neck and chest regions as well… as the extremities with more than 400 photographs and radiographs including micro and macro views of the morphology Much of the content is presented for the first time such as the individual differences in lymphatic distribution especially in the head neck region characteristics of the indirect precollecting lymph vessel in the scalp the lymphatic ampulla and diverticulum and the transparent lymph node Providing insights into the lymphatic anatomy the book is an essential resource for medical and science students as well as therapists clinicians and researchers working in this field