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Concise Medical Dictionary

Concise Medical Dictionary Author Elizabeth Martin
ISBN-10 9780199687817
Release 2015-05-28
Pages 864
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Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science. The text has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 145 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public healthmedicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Medical Dictionary Companion website, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions. Selling over a million copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.


Gastroparesis Author Henry P. Parkman
ISBN-10 1607615525
Release 2011-10-05
Pages 424
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Gastroparesis is an increasingly recognized disorder. Treatment can be difficult due to the several mechanisms for symptom production. Gastroparesis: Pathophysiology, Presentation and Treatment serves as a concise reference on this disorder that allows clinicians to quickly access and evaluate the necessary information for treating and managing patients with gastroparesis. Each chapter is written by experts in their respective area. The volume will enable the reader to better understand all aspects of this disorder. The book presents current concepts in a variety of areas opening with the epidemiology, clinical presentation and pathophysiology of gastroparesis. The natural history of patients is explored as well as evaluation of patients with suspected gastroparesis. This section includes chapters on Wireless Capsule Motility, Electrogastrography and Antroduodenal Manometry. This important resource concludes with a full section on treatment including dietary, prokinetic, antiemetic, sensory, electric stimulation, and surgical methods. New developments include the use of gastric electric stimulation for treatment, the use of SmartPill for diagnosis, and a number of new agents in development for this disorder. Gastroparesis: Pathophysiology, Presentation and Treatment is the ideal reference for gastroenterologists, and also for surgeons, endocrinologists, primary care physicians and nutritionists looking to keep pace with the latest information treatment options for their patients.

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Roger Pierangelo
ISBN-10 9781620872208
Release 2012
Pages 205
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Createan appropriate learning environment to help children with ASD develop lifelongindependence!

Scientific Writing

Scientific Writing Author Jennifer Peat
ISBN-10 9781118708026
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 312
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This comprehensive and practical book covers the basics of grammar as well as the broad brush issues such as writing a grant application and selling to your potential audience. The clear explanations are expanded and lightened with helpful examples and telling quotes from the giants of good writing. These experienced writers and teachers make scientific writing enjoyable.

Brain and Mind

Brain and Mind Author Andreas Steck
ISBN-10 9783319212876
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 278
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Recent advances in the understanding of brain functions are reviewed in this text, along with how neurobiological research and brain imaging contributes to identifying and treating neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Chapters focus on consciousness, memory, emotions, language, communication, trauma, pain and resilience, while exploring how stressful events impact mental health and interrupt the continuity of one's sense of self. Clinical vignettes of patients with neurological and mental affections reveal coping and grieving processes in dreams and narratives. This presentation of clinical experience with neuro-scientific evidence provides neurologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists with a coherent picture of the brain-mind relationship.

Evidence based Practice in Nursing Healthcare

Evidence based Practice in Nursing   Healthcare Author Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
ISBN-10 9781605477787
Release 2011
Pages 599
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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

The Integrative action of the nervous system

The Integrative action of the nervous system Author Sir Charles Scott Sherrington
ISBN-10 STANFORD:24503293136
Release 1906
Pages 411
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The Integrative action of the nervous system has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Integrative action of the nervous system also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Integrative action of the nervous system book for free.

Handbook of Developmental Disabilities

Handbook of Developmental Disabilities Author Samuel L. Odom
ISBN-10 9781606232484
Release 2009-01-21
Pages 654
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This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge about developmental disabilities: neuroscientific and genetic foundations; the impact on health, learning, and behavior; and effective educational and clinical practices. Leading authorities analyze what works in intervening with diverse children and families, from infancy through the school years and the transition to adulthood. Chapters present established and emerging approaches to promoting communication and language abilities, academic skills, positive social relationships, and vocational and independent living skills. Current practices in positive behavior support are discussed, as are strategies for supporting family adaptation and resilience.

Children with Disabilities

Children with Disabilities Author Mark L. Batshaw
ISBN-10 159857194X
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 868
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Now this trusted text is in a seventh edition, thoroughly updated with the very latest research, new instructor materials, and the critical issues professionals need to know as they prepare to work with children and families.

Diagnosing Learning Disorders Second Edition

Diagnosing Learning Disorders  Second Edition Author Bruce F. Pennington
ISBN-10 9781606237861
Release 2008-10-17
Pages 355
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From a trusted expert in the field, this authoritative work provides an accessible overview of what learning disorders are, how they develop, and how to diagnose and treat them effectively. The author presents the most current neuroscientific knowledge on a range of conditions, including dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and others. Practitioners gain vital insights and tools for making sense of children's impairments and strengths, collecting and interpreting diagnostic data from a variety of sources, and linking diagnosis to evidence-based interventions. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to reflect significant clinical and research advances. New to This Edition *Covers additional disorders: intellectual disability, mathematics disorder, and developmental coordination disorder, plus a chapter on less well-validated disorders. *New case illustrations and a focus on empirically based practice. *Now grounded in a multiple cognitive-deficit model of learning disorders, replacing the prior edition's modular, single-deficit model. *An illuminating chapter on controversial therapies separates myths from facts.

As a Butterfly

As a Butterfly Author Michelle Schafer
ISBN-10 1496026276
Release 2014-02-17
Pages 26
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This book is by a girl with Turner syndrome, about this relatively common but little understood genetic disorder and her experiences with it. It contains warnings, advice, and valuable tips for any family affected by Turner syndrome.

Protecting the Rights of People with Autism in the Fields of Education and Employment

Protecting the Rights of People with Autism in the Fields of Education and Employment Author Valentina Della Fina
ISBN-10 9783319137919
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 197
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Fundamental rights for all people with disabilities, education and employment are key for the inclusion of people with autism. They play as facilitators for the social inclusion of persons with autism and as multipliers for their enjoyment of other fundamental rights. After outlining the international and European dimensions of the legal protection of the rights to education and employment of people with autism, the book provides an in-depth analysis of domestic legislative, judicial and administrative practice of the EU Member States in these fields. Each chapter identifies the good practices on inclusive education and employment of people with autism consistent with principles and obligations enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Articles 24 and 27). The book contains the scientific results of the European Project “Promoting equal rights of people with autism in the field of employment and education” aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Convention in the fields of inclusive education and employment.

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices Author Suzanne Robitaille
ISBN-10 9781458763969
Release 2010-01
Pages 340
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This book is an illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices (AT/AD). It chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. In general, AT can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. Advanced AT has coincided with the advent of personal electronic devices that could be customized for use, such as computers and smart phones. For people with disabilities, AT includes simple gadgets for the home and office, electronic gadgets and complex computer systems for the workplace, mobility aids and accessible vans for getting around and modified equipment for lifestyle needs, such as talking ATMs and strobe light alarm systems. This book empowers people with disabilities to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD.


Trailld Author Katalin Balogh
ISBN-10 9401433275
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 224
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The most elaborate and up-to-date research on training interpreters in Languages of Lesser Diffusion Information, expert opinions, and training techniques brought together in a single volume The number of foreign language speakers involved in criminal procedures has quadrupled over the last thirty years. In many of these cases, the person's native language is an LLD (Language of Lesser Diffusion): a language that has relatively few speakers in one specific location or geographical area, in relation to the population as a whole. These people have the right to be addressed in their own language. The need for legal interpreters and translators of LLDs is therefore great, and still rising. Given the particular characteristics of this type of languages, specific methodologies and programmes are required for LLD interpreter training. Existing strategies in organizing training were analyzed by the TraiLLD consortium in order to test their efficiency, to improve them, and to develop alternative approaches. The result is an evidence-based set of practical recommendations, brought together in one volume."

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Author Edward P. Riley
ISBN-10 9783527632527
Release 2011-04-08
Pages 482
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Reflecting the recent increased public awareness of the topic, this is the first and most comprehensive resource for over a decade on the molecular basis, prevalence, treatment options, socioeconomic impact and prevention strategies of FADS. Edited by world-renowned experts, this compendium includes the latest research results to provide new insights and realistic estimations of FADS frequencies in Western communities. An invaluable resource for every professional dealing with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of FADS, from researchers via health professionals to social workers.

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Author Barbara A. Dworetzky
ISBN-10 9780190265045
Release 2017
Pages 320
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Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are attacks that mimic epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Instead, PNES are typically considered involuntary expressions of distress, making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Historically, patients are referred to neurologists who, after completing a diagnostic work up, refer patients to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, for treatment. For a number of reasons, this transition of care between specialists is often not successful, and this impacts patient treatment and outcomes. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Toward the Integration of Care offers new insights into the practical diagnostic and treatment challenges faced by clinicians who manage this condition. This book covers the different stages of care, from the initial evaluation to long-term outcomes, and highlights the need to work collaboratively to provide patients with comprehensive care and improved outcomes. It provides up-to-date evidence and shares clinical expertise for the management of this challenging diagnosis that requires the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team. The authors provide a new framework on how to conceptualize and manage this disorder to more effectively address the needs of patients.

Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs

Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs Author Kathy Fleming Drehobl
ISBN-10 141640306X
Release 2007
Pages 193
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Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs book for free.