The Lancet

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The Lancet: Universal Health Coverage

Global Health Series

Author: The Lancet

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054844

Category: Medical

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Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, has stated that "Universal Health Coverage is the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer." In this Series from The Lancet, the first of three papers explores the evidence on the links between expansions in coverage and population health outcomes. The second paper looks at the political and economic dimensions of the transition to universal health coverage, and the third examines nine low-income and lower-middle-income countries in Africa and Asia that have implemented national health insurance reforms. Also, a Viewpoint calls for continued progress and argues for a large public sector role in health systems reform. What becomes clear in this issue is that although universal health coverage is not a guarantee for progress, attention should focus now not on whether, but on how to make the most of the transition. In a Comment, Judith Rodin and David de Ferranti conclude: "what will emerge in the decades ahead in each country undertaking reform is not entirely clear, but, as this Series and many country examples suggest, we are getting closer to a time when this [transition toward universal health coverage] will be achieved and families will no longer be at risk of having the cost of sickness ruin their lives." The Lancet Global Health Series are groups of articles on a topic of global health importance. Series papers and Comments, related articles, links to relevant publications, media highlights, and audio interviews are available from http://www.thelancet.com/global-health-series. Research into prevalent conditions and wider health policy issues are reported by a range of experts.

The Lancet London

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News

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Tokio Kill

Thriller

Author: Barry Lancet

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641158281

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Töte die Vergangenheit Jim Brodie, feingeistiger Experte für asiatische Kultur und zugleich in den Kampfkünsten bewandert, hat in Tokio die Ermittleragentur seines Vaters übernommen. Eines Tages suchen ihn der alte Akira Miura, ehemaliger Geschäftsmann und Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, sowie sein dubioser Sohn auf. Miura fürchtet, dass ihm Feinde aus der Vergangenheit nach dem Leben trachten. Die Spur deutet auf die Triaden und auf ein schreckliches Kriegsverbrechen hin, dessen Ausläufer in die Gegenwart zu reichen scheinen. 12 Stunden später wird Miuras Sohn im Vergnügungsviertel Tokios ermordet aufgefunden, grausam verstümmelt. Brodie muss in die Welt der Geheimbünde und der Mächtigen eintauchen in einem Kampf um Schuld und Sühne, in dem ein Menschenleben nichts zählt ...

Japantown

Thriller

Author: Barry Lancet

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364113420X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Mein Name ist Jim Brodie. Ich bin in Tokio aufgewachsen, lebe in San Francisco und verbringe meine Zeit vor allem damit, antike Vasen zu reparieren. Ab und zu helfe ich der Polizei. Heute Nacht haben sie mich nach Japantown gerufen. Eine japanische Familie wurde auf brutale Weise hingerichtet. Doch das ist nicht alles. Am Ort des Verbrechens fand ich ein japanisches Schriftzeichen – dasselbe Zeichen, das vor drei Jahren bei meiner ermordeten Frau entdeckt wurde. Dies wird der Fall meines Lebens, der Fall, den ich lösen muss, koste es, was es wolle ...

The Lancet: Cardiovascular Disease 2012

Clinical Series

Author: The Lancet

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145575854X

Category: Medical

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This book, featuring content from the Aug 11, 2012, issue of The Lancet, has been released to coincide with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Munich, Germany, which is to be held on Aug 25–29, 2012. The Lancet is strongly supportive of cardiology as can be seen from the substantial relevant content in this compilation. In 2011, The Lancet published more papers in this specialty than any other: cardiovascular research contributed about one in four of all published research papers. Featured within are three research articles on lipids and cardiovascular disease which provide balance on the role of high density lipoproteins in cardiovascular disease, and on statins in prevention of cardiac events. There are also three commissioned reviews being presented at the joint ESC–The Lancet session at the Munich meeting that are focused on hypertension. It is estimated that some 40% of the adult population around the world will have high blood pressure, and it is well established that hypertension is strongly associated with other cardiovascular outcomes. Hypertension is by no means a problem only in high-income countries—one of the reviews reports on the prevalence of high blood pressure in low-income and middle-income countries, and on specific health problems and solutions in these countries. The interrelation between hypertension and diabetes (another disease that is rapidly becoming more prevalent) is examined in a second review. In light of the high prevalence and subsequent outcomes it is important to be able to treat hypertension effectively, and the third review discusses drugs and devices that have recently reached the market or are in development. These reviews have been commissioned with the advice and help of Lars H Lindholm.

The Lancet: Surgery 2012

Clinical Series

Author: The Lancet

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054860

Category: Medical

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A themed collection from The Lancet, dedicated to traumatic injury and surgery. The first Article presents new estimates of death following general surgery. The Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery are double that of previous estimates. According to the second Article, survival after a general anaesthetic and within 48 hours of surgery has greatly improved worldwide over the past 50 years. An accompanying Comment calls for application of effective perioperative practices to under-resourced settings. New research published in the third Article on surgery suggests that the millions of intravenous catheters used each year can be safely changed only when clinically necessary, overturning 40 years of accepted practice. Also in this collection, a three-part series on trauma surgery reviews recent progress and challenges in the management of acute trauma care in haemorrhagic shock, traumatic brain injury, and major musculoskeletal injury. The Series not only reveals progress in the understanding of genomic, proteomic, and physiological changes related to severe injury and of the response to resuscitation and surgery, but also presents global initiatives to address shortcomings in previous approaches to trauma research. An associated Comment urges for research so that "injured people can benefit from the sorts of research-based advances that have transformed other fields of healthcare". The Lancet commissions Series and themed issues to highlight clinically important topics and areas of health and medicine that are pertinent to physicians’ practice. They are groups of two or three articles which provide pathophysiology, basic science, and genomic insights, as well as practical, up-to-date clinical information on a variety of important or neglected disorders.

The Lancet: Stillbirths

Global Health Series

Author: The Lancet

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455758515

Category: Medical

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Around 2·6 million stillbirths (the death of a baby at 28 weeks’ gestation or more) occur each year. Although 98% of these deaths take place in low-income and middle-income countries, stillbirths also continue to affect wealthier nations, with around 1 in every 300 babies stillborn in high-income countries. This book highlights the rates and causes of stillbirth globally, explores cost-effective interventions to prevent stillbirths (as well as maternal and neonatal deaths), and sets key actions to halve stillbirth rates by 2020. Also included are Comments from professional organisations and parent groups, the latter demonstrating the unique tragedy for families of the birth of a baby bearing no signs of life. This research was launched in London, New York, Hobart, Geneva, New Delhi, Florence, and Cape Town on April 14, 2011.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

1918 - Die Welt im Fieber

Wie die Spanische Grippe die Gesellschaft veränderte

Author: Laura Spinney

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259589

Category: History

Page: 384

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Der Erste Weltkrieg geht zu Ende, und eine weitere Katastrophe fordert viele Millionen Tote: die Spanische Grippe. Binnen weniger Wochen erkrankt ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung. Trotzdem sind die Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur weitgehend unbekannt. Ob in Europa, Asien oder Afrika, an vielen Orten brachte die Grippe die Machtverhältnisse ins Wanken, womöglich beeinflusste sie die Verhandlung des Versailler Vertrags und verursachte Modernisierungsbewegungen. Anhand von Schicksalen auf der ganzen Welt öffnet Laura Spinney das Panorama dieser Epoche. Sie füllt eine klaffende Lücke in der Geschichtsschreibung und erlaubt einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Schicksalsjahr 1918.

The Lancet-clinic

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Die Wissenschaftslüge

Wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler das Leben schwer machen

Author: Ben Goldacre

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104003033

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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Der große Sachbuch-Bestseller aus Großbritannien: Endlich wird entlarvt, wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler belügen, um uns Medizin- und Kosmetikprodukte zu verkaufen »Von Zahnärzten empfohlen«.»Von Dermatologen getestet«. Doch mit welchem Ergebnis? Woher wissen wir, ob uns eine medizinische Behandlung hilft? Wie können wir überprüfen, was uns alternative Heilmethoden wie zum Beispiel die Homöopathie versprechen? Und warum glauben kluge, kritische Menschen hanebüchene Dinge, nur weil »die Wissenschaft« sie angeblich bewiesen hat? Ben Goldacre entlarvt mit so viel Witz wie Wissen die zweifelhafte Wissenschaft hinter vermeintlich geprüften und bewiesenen Fakten und zeigt uns, wie wir mit eigenen Mitteln schlechte von guter Wissenschaft unterscheiden können.

The Lancet: Family Planning

Global Health Series

Author: The Lancet

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054852

Category: Medical

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Family planning is about listening to what parents want, not dictating what they should do; it is about enabling women and their partners to decide freely when and how many children they want to have. This Lancet Series reviews the evidence for the effects of population and family planning on people's well-being and the environment. The Series first appeared ahead of the London Summit on Family Planning, hosted by the UK Government, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The Summit brought together participants from across the world to mobilise global action supporting the rights of 120 million additional women and girls to access family planning without coercion or discrimination. The Lancet Series amalgamates the latest thinking underpinning these crucial deliberations, showing how lack of access to family planning carries a huge price, not only in terms of women's and children's health and survival but also in economic terms. The Lancet Global Health Series are groups of articles on a topic of global health importance. Series papers and Comments, related articles, links to relevant publications, media highlights, and audio interviews are available from http://www.thelancet.com/global-health-series. Research into prevalent conditions and wider health policy issues are reported by a range of experts.

The Journal-lancet

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The Lancet, 1827-8, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas Wakley

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780332947365

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Excerpt from The Lancet, 1827-8, Vol. 2 of 2 After labours that are laborious, Gentle men, the woman sometimes recovers as readily as if, during the delivery, nothing extraordinary had occurred. It does, how ever, occasionally happen, and that, too, where the labours have been managed with the best p morbid symptoms are manifesting them selves, more especially during the first few days; and to the consideration of these symptoms, and their treatment, we shall now proceed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Health service prospects

an international survey published on The Lancet's 150th anniversary in October 1973

Author: Ian Douglas-Wilson,Gordon McLachlan

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Medical

Page: 346

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Public Health

Gesundheit und Gesundheitswesen

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Schwartz,Ulla Walter,Johannes Siegrist,Petra Kolip,Reiner Leidl,Marie-Luise Dierks,Nils Schneider,Reinhard Busse

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 343759138X

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 4739

Das Buch liefert Ihnen das notwendige Rüstzeug, um Gesundheitssysteme besser zu verstehen, nachhaltiger und effizienter zu gestalten und damit die Gesundheit der Bevölkerung zu verbessern. Informieren Sie sich über die Themen: Grundlegenden Methoden der Analyse von Politik und Ökonomie Methoden der Epidemiologie und Versorgungsforschung Überblick über Systeme und Strukturen des Gesundheitswesens Finanzierung, Leistungen und Qualität der Gesundheitsversorgung Einfluss von Verhalten, Verhältnissen, Genetik, Umwelt und Altern auf Gesundheit Public Health und Klinische Medizin Entwicklung des Gesundheitswesens aus europäischer und globaler Sicht Zu den Highlights gehören: Gesellschaftlicher Einfluss auf Gesundheit und Krankheit Public Health und klinische Medizin Neues Selbstverständnis von Patienten und Professionellen Altsein – Kranksein Versorgungsplanung und Management