An Atlas of Radioscopic Catheter Placement for the Electrophysiologist

Author: Michela Casella,Antonio Dello Russo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848002272

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 9468

An Atlas of Radioscopic Catheter Placement is unique, and has been conceived as a handy reference guide for students, interventional cardiologists, nurses and electrophysiology technicians. It includes plenty of schemes and X-ray images, and every EP correct catheter positioning is explained step by step through detailed descriptions of the necessary manoeuvres, including some "trucks" brought about by the experience.

Advances in Nutrition and Cancer 2

Author: Vincenzo Zappia,Fulvio della Ragione,Alfonso Barbarisi,Gian Luigi Russo,Rossano dello Iacovo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475732309

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 725

This volume includes contributions presented at the Second International Sym posium on Nutrition and Cancer, held in Naples, Italy, in October 1998 at the National Tumor Institute "Fondazione Pascale." During the Conference, experts from different disciplines discussed pivotal and timely subjects on the interactions between human nutrition and the development of malignancies. Comparing the themes of this Meeting with those discussed at the First Sympo sium in 1992, the major scientific advancements certainly derive from the extensive use of molecular approaches to perform research in nutrition. Moreover, the fundamental observation of R. Doll and R. Peto (1981), which suggested that at least 35% of all cancers (with large differences among different tumors) might be prevented by dietary regimens, has been definitively confirmed by epidemiological studies. On the other hand, the relationships between diet and cancer are quite intricate and complex; it is difficult, and at the same time not methodologically correct, to reduce them to simple terms. Metabolic and hormonal factors, contaminants and biological agents, and deficiency of specific protective nutrients are all pieces of the same puzzle.


Author: Lou Graziani

Publisher: Shroud Media


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 1081

24 Hour Comics Day 24 Hour Comics Day is a challenge: one cartoonist tries to create a full 24 page comic, normally months of work, in 24 straight hours. Scott McCloud originally came up with the challenge for himself and Stephen R. Bissette as a creative exercise. These comics were originally produced by Lou Graziani during past 24 Hour Comics Day events, and have since been updated for digital publication. WHIRLWIND A young girl gets the chance of a lifetime to become a super hero! But at the same time, across town a retired gangster wants one last big score. Their parallel paths will cross in a WHIRLWIND of action and drama! This comic was originally drawn as part of the 24 Hour Comics Day challenge.

Head and Neck Cancer

Multimodality Management

Author: Jacques Bernier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319276018

Category: Medical

Page: 878

View: 6718

​This second edition ​provides a comprehensive view of consolidated and innovative concepts, in terms of both diagnosis and treatment. Written by leading international physicians and investigators, this book emphasizes the necessity of combining local and systemic treatments to achieve the objective of yielding higher cure rates and lower toxicities. Heavily updated from the previous edition, it highlights new surgery and radiotherapy techniques, disease awareness, patient quality of life, and comprehensive management. Head-and-neck cancers are a complex clinical entity and their response to treatment is also known to vary markedly in function of host-related factors. Notwithstanding the impressive progresses observed in the field of imaging, head and neck cancers are often diagnosed at a late stage and the presence of locally advanced disease in a significant number of patients implies the use of aggressive treatments in order to both ensure local disease control and reduce distant metastasis risks. In comparison with the first edition, Head and Neck Cancer, Second Edition provides a detailed update of innovative concepts in chemo- and bio-radiation, viral infection impact on tumor growth and response to treatment, and impact of tumor- and host-related factors on treatment outcome.

Advances in Spinal Fusion

Molecular Science, BioMechanics, and Clinical Management

Author: Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824756894

Category: Medical

Page: 815

View: 9075

Advances in Spinal Fusion reveals a new generation of materials and devices for enhanced operations in spinal fusion. This reference showcases emerging research and technologies in areas such as biodegradable implants, drug delivery, stem cell isolation and transfection, cell encapsulation and immobilization, and the design of 2D and 3D scaffolds for cells. It captures a cascade of innovations crucial to increased healing and decreased morbidity in spinal fusion methods and mechanics and addresses current standards in analytical methodology and quality control, it describes the selection of biomaterials for improved biocompatibility, biostability, and structure/function relationships.

Survival and Event History Analysis

A Process Point of View

Author: Odd Aalen,Ornulf Borgan,Hakon Gjessing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038768560X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

View: 4690

The aim of this book is to bridge the gap between standard textbook models and a range of models where the dynamic structure of the data manifests itself fully. The common denominator of such models is stochastic processes. The authors show how counting processes, martingales, and stochastic integrals fit very nicely with censored data. Beginning with standard analyses such as Kaplan-Meier plots and Cox regression, the presentation progresses to the additive hazard model and recurrent event data. Stochastic processes are also used as natural models for individual frailty; they allow sensible interpretations of a number of surprising artifacts seen in population data. The stochastic process framework is naturally connected to causality. The authors show how dynamic path analyses can incorporate many modern causality ideas in a framework that takes the time aspect seriously. To make the material accessible to the reader, a large number of practical examples, mainly from medicine, are developed in detail. Stochastic processes are introduced in an intuitive and non-technical manner. The book is aimed at investigators who use event history methods and want a better understanding of the statistical concepts. It is suitable as a textbook for graduate courses in statistics and biostatistics.

Integrating Cardiology for Nuclear Medicine Physicians

A Guide to Nuclear Medicine Physicians

Author: Assad Movahed,Gopinath Gnanasegaran,John Buscombe,Margaret Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540786740

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 1333

Nuclear cardiology is no longer a medical discipline residing solely in nuclear medicine. This is the first book to recognize this fact by integrating in-depth information from both the clinical cardiology and nuclear cardiology literature, and acknowledging cardiovascular medicine as the fundamental knowledge base needed for the practice of nuclear cardiology. The book is designed to increase the practitioner's knowledge of cardiovascular medicine, thereby enhancing the quality of interpretations through improved accuracy and clinical relevance.The text is divided into four sections covering all major topics in cardiology and nuclear cardiology: Basic Sciences and Cardiovascular Diseases Conventional Diagnostic Modalities Nuclear Cardiology Management of Cardiovascular Diseases

Rational Suicide in the Elderly

Clinical, Ethical, and Sociocultural Aspects

Author: Robert. E McCue,Meera Balasubramaniam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319326724

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1273

This book provides a comprehensive view of rational suicide in the elderly, a group that has nearly twice the rate of suicide when chronically ill than any other demographic. Its frame of reference does not endorse a single point-of-view about the legitimacy of rational suicide, which is evolving across societies with little guidance for geriatric mental health professionals. Instead, it serves as a resource for both those clinicians who agree that older people may rationally commit suicide and those who believe that this wish may require further assessment and treatment. The first chapters of the book provides an overview of rational suicide in the elderly, examining it through history and across cultures also addressing the special case of baby boomers. This book takes an ethical and philosophical look at whether suicide can truly be rational and whether the nearness of death in late-life adults means that suicide should be considered differently than in younger adults. Clinical criteria for rational suicide in the elderly are proposed in this book for the first time, as well as a guidelines for the psychosocial profile of an older adult who wants to commit rational suicide. Unlike any other book, this text examines the existential, psychological, and psychodynamic perspectives. A chapter on terminal mental illness and a consideration of suicide in that context and proposed interventions even without a diagnosable mental illness also plays a vital role in this book as these are key issues in within the question of suicide among the elderly. This book is the first to consider all preventative measures, including the spiritual as well as the psychotherapeutic, and pharmacologic. A commentary on modern society, aging, and rational suicide that ties all of these elements together, making this the ultimate guide for addressing suicide among the elderly. Rational Suicide in the Elderly is an excellent resource for all medical professionals with potentially suicidal patients, including geriatricians, geriatric and general psychiatrists, geriatric nurses, social workers, and public health officials.

Pelvic Floor Disorders: Surgical Approach

Author: Achille Lucio Gaspari,Pierpaolo Sileri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847054419

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 2017

During recent decades, more than 100 surgical procedures have been proposed to treat pelvic organ prolapse, and surgeons are still searching for the ideal approach. Although generally accepted guidelines and algorithms are still lacking, careful preoperative work-up and patient selection can serve as a sound basis for tailored surgery. In this comprehensive book, leading experts from around the world provide a detailed, up-to-date overview of the diagnostic and surgical approaches employed in patients with prolapse of the middle or posterior pelvic floor compartment. Each surgical technique is explained step by step with the aid of instructive figures. Guidance is also included on the management of surgical complications and of recurrent disease – aspects that are too frequently overlooked in the scientific literature. This book will prove essential reading for all who are interested in functional colorectal disorders of the pelvic floor and will represent a unique and invaluable source of knowledge for general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, and urogynecologists, whether in training or practice. ​

The Cancer Degradome

Proteases and Cancer Biology

Author: Dylan Edwards,Gunilla Hoyer-Hansen,Francesco Blasi,B.F. Sloane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387690573

Category: Medical

Page: 926

View: 2396

This book covers recent knowledge of the composition of the Degradome, how it can be studied using modern approaches such as transcriptomics and mass spectrometry; and many other relevant subjects, including new approaches to targeting proteolysis for therapy.

Writing and Publishing a Scientific Research Paper

Author: Subhash Chandra Parija,Vikram Kate

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811047200

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 4659

This book covers all essential aspects of writing scientific research articles, presenting eighteen carefully selected titles that offer essential, “must-know” content on how to write high-quality articles. The book also addresses other, rarely discussed areas of scientific writing including dealing with rejected manuscripts, the reviewer’s perspective as to what they expect in a scientific article, plagiarism, copyright issues, and ethical standards in publishing scientific papers. Simplicity is the book’s hallmark, and it aims to provide an accessible, comprehensive and essential resource for those seeking guidance on how to publish their research work. The importance of publishing research work cannot be overemphasized. However, a major limitation in publishing work in a scientific journal is the lack of information on or experience with scientific writing and publishing. Young faculty and trainees who are starting their research career are in need of a comprehensive guide that provides all essential components of scientific writing and aids them in getting their research work published.

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Clement Wood,Ronald J. Bogus

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780765573

Category: Reference

Page: 705

View: 3035

This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.

Grossman's Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention

Author: Donald S. Baim

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781755672

Category: Medical

Page: 807

View: 2906

The premier reference on cardiac catheterization is now in its thoroughly revised Seventh Edition, reflecting the rapid evolution and growing clinical use of interventional techniques. The completely revamped interventional section includes new material on treatment of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, as well as on coronary atherectomy, thrombectomy, distal embolic protection devices, bare metal and drug-eluting stents, and percutaneous valve therapies. Other significantly revised chapters include pulmonary angiography, endomyocardial biopsy, and circulatory assist devices. This edition's companion DVD features more than 100 digital cases, plus more than 20 animations showing the actions of various invasive and interventional devices.

An Olive Branch for Sante

Author: Antonio Casella

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481177924

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 2436

Young Australian journalist Sara-Jane goes to Sicily on assignment and discovers that she has a brother, Sante, living there. This is the story of two young people on a journey that uncovers some shocking secrets. Set in Australia and Sicily, the novel brings to life two fascinating worlds--UWA Westerly Centre website.

Protocols for Cardiac MR and CT

A Guide to Study Planning and Image Interpretation

Author: Guillem Pons-Lladó

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319308319

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 6833

This practically oriented book opens by describing the basic Cardiac MR (CMR) sequences and Cardiac CT (CCT) acquisition techniques, offering step-by-step guidelines on acquiring CMR and CCT studies and analyzing images. The main body of the book provides a comprehensive description of the study protocols most suitable for particular diseases and discusses their respective rationales. In addition, it highlights key findings for every pathological condition, complemented by extensive illustrations. The book especially addresses the needs of junior cardiologists and radiologists embarking on the regular use of MR-based and CT-based cardiac imaging, though it also offers a valuable reference manual for senior specialists. Of particular benefit is the inclusion of both CMR and CCT, techniques which are usually treated separately, despite the regular use of both at advanced Cardiac Imaging Units.

The Cambridge N-Body Lectures

Author: Sverre Aarseth,Christopher Tout,Rosemary Mardling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1402084315

Category: Science

Page: 402

View: 6123

Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society, this volume contains a set of extensive school tested lectures, with the aim to give a coherent and thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics. The topics cover a wide range from the classical few-body problem with discussions of resonance, chaos and stability to realistic modelling of star clusters as well as descriptions of codes, algorithms and special hardware for N-body simulations. This collection of topics, related to the gravitational N-body problem, will prove useful to both students and researchers in years to come. 1) Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Electrical Stimulation of the Heart in the Study and Treatment of Tachycardias

Author: Hein J.J. Wellens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401029547

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 2595

The interplay between the careful analysis of clinical electrocardiograms and results from animal experiments have in the past 60 years resulted in provo cative and brill ant concepts on the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in man. Many of the animal experiments however were done on open-chested dogs with cut cardiac nerves and under the influence of pharmaca. It is doubtful, therefore whether these results can be transferred without reser vation to the human situation. The introduction of electrical stimulation of the heart in clinical cardiology has opened new ways to study some aspects of cardiac arrhythmias directly in the unaesthesized patient. This study reports observations on patients who were admitted to the University Department of Cardiology, Wilhelmina Gasthuis, Amsterdam, for the evaluation and treatment of tachycardias. Electrically induced premature beats were used in an effort to elucidate the origin and mechanism of these tachycardias. The first chapter is on classification and diagnosis of tachy cardias with special emphasis on our current knowledge of the differential diagnosis between supraventricular tachycardias with aberrant conduction and ventricular tachycardias. This is followed by theoretical considerations on tachycardias especially in relation to the methods used in this study. After an outline of these methods the results of our studies in patients with atrial flutter, A-V junc tional tachycardias and tachycardias related to the pre-excitation syndrome are reported. A discussion on the value of electrical stimulation for the treatment of tachycardias is followed by a summary of our results.