Infections of Leisure 4th Edition


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A fascinating examination of the risks associated with an array of leisure activities.  Whether camping, enjoying a day at the beach, or traveling to an exotic locale, humans continually expose themselves to a variety of infectious diseases.  Widely readable, this new volume seeks to demystify infectious diseases that may be encountered and to alert physicians and the informed public to potential dangers and suggested treatment.

  • Only publication available to compile information on infections related to leisure activities in one user-friendly volume
  • Chapters written by experts in their respective fields
  • Organized for easy reference by infection or by activity


Antibiotics: Challenges, Mechanisms, Opportunities 1st Edition


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A chemocentric view of the molecular structures of antibiotics, their origins, actions, and major categories of resistance

Antibiotics: Challenges, Mechanisms, Opportunities focuses on antibiotics as small organic molecules, from both natural and synthetic sources. Understanding the chemical scaffold and functional group structures of the major classes of clinically useful antibiotics is critical to understanding how antibiotics interact selectively with bacterial targets.

This textbook details how classes of antibiotics interact with five known robust bacterial targets: cell wall assembly and maintenance, membrane integrity, protein synthesis, DNA and RNA information transfer, and the folate pathway to deoxythymidylate. It also addresses the universe of bacterial resistance, from the concept of the resistome to the three major mechanisms of resistance: antibiotic destruction, antibiotic active efflux, and alteration of antibiotic targets. Antibiotics also covers the biosynthetic machinery for the major classes of natural product antibiotics.

Authors Christopher Walsh and Timothy Wencewicz provide compelling answers to these questions:

  • What are antibiotics?
  • Where do antibiotics come from?
  • How do antibiotics work?
  • Why do antibiotics stop working?
  • How should our limited inventory of effective antibiotics be addressed?

Antibiotics is a textbook for graduate courses in chemical biology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and microbiology and biochemistry courses. It is also a valuable reference for microbiologists, biological and natural product chemists, pharmacologists, and research and development scientists.


Advances in Clincal Cognitive Science: Formal Modeling of Processess and Symptoms


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Increasingly, contemporary quantitative cognitive science is appearing in mainstream clinical-science and clinical-practice journals, and many of the techniques under study hold promise for aiding individuals who have problems in living. The essays in this volume showcase fertile clinical applications of quantitative cognitive science in charting abnormalities among groups and individuals, and discuss ways in which readers can apply these techniques in their own research and potentially in clinical assessment and practice. The contributors are cognitive scientists who have formally modeled clinically relevant aspects of cognitive functioning or cognition-related symptoms among special populations, and clinical scientists who have adapted techniques of quantitative cognitive science to advance their clinical research and assessment.


Healthcare Finance and Financial Management: Essentials for Advanced Practice Nurses and Interdisciplinary Care Teams


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This textbook is intended for students preparing as advanced practice clinicians, including DNPs, DPTs, DOTs, and physician assistants. It is organized in two main parts. The first focuses on macro issues in healthcare finance and policy issues, and the second concentrates on healthcare financing management in professional practice. This approach provides the context necessary for the clinician to understand how to manage reimbursement requirements and preferred provider contracting as health care policy drives these payment and contracting strategies. Each section features a case study to facilitate classroom discussion. This book is suitable for healthcare finance courses in the curriculum for MSN and DNP programs and also for schools of social work, medicine, occupational, and physical therapy.


Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing and Health Care


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Provides foundational knowledge and understanding of the implementation and use of electronic health records (EHRs) Explains the system design life cycle of an electronic health record implementation Provides methods for evaluating patient and population health outcomes Numerous appendices provide supporting material and examples including a project timeline, workflow process map, and test script examples

This comprehensive reference provides foundational knowledge on electronic health records (EHRs) for the delivery of quality nursing care. Chapters cover descriptions of EHR components and functions, federal regulations within the HITECH Act, privacy and security considerations, interfaces and interoperability, design, building, testing, implementation, maintenance and evaluating outcomes. Key reference for nurse executives, nurse directors, nurse managers, advanced practice nurses, nurse researchers, nurse educators, and nurse informaticists.


The Vaccine Court: The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program


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A hard look at the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and the families desperately trying to navigate their way through it.

The Vaccine Court looks at the mysterious and often unknown world of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the only recourse for seeking compensation for those who have been injured by a vaccine. The NVICP, better known as the ”Vaccine Court,” however, is not without controversy.

Established by Congress as a direct result of the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, the NVICP was supposed to offer a no-fault alternative to the traditional injury claims filed in state or federal courts and was to provide quick, efficient, and fair compensation for those who have been injured by vaccines. The reality, however, is that many cases take several years or longer to complete and require tremendous commitment from families already pushed to the brink of bankruptcy caring for the vaccine-injured family member, only to discover that the end result is manipulated by the government in defense of the US vaccine policy.

Mr. Rohde looks into the inner workings of the US Federal Claims Court and the NVICP. He interviews families who have filed petitions and won compensation, families who have been denied compensation, and families still waiting for a decision. By highlighting the journeys of these families—their efforts to find attorneys willing to represent them, the filing of their petitions, and the subsequent mountain of paperwork, medical records, and other documents that span years—Mr. Rohde exposes the bitter truth behind the NVICP. Through his thoughtful interviews and fact-finding research, The Vaccine Court sheds light on how the NVICP has evolved into something far more treacherous than what Congress envisioned with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986.


Nanobiotechnology for Sensing Applications: From Lab to Field


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This book explores the potential of nanosystems as a multidisciplinary science with the aim of the design and development of smart sensing technologies using micro/nano electrodes and novel nanosensing material. It discusses their integration with MEMS, miniaturized transduction systems, novel sensing strategies, and wearable sensors performing at POC for diagnostics and personalized health care monitoring. It presents basic concepts pertaining to nanobiosensor fabrication, developments in the field of smart nanomaterials, nano-enabling technologies, micro-nano hybrind platforms, and their applications in healthcare.


Fundamental Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering) 1st Edition


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Authored by a leading educator, this book teaches the fundamental mathematics and physics concepts associated with medical imaging systems. Going beyond mere description of imaging modalities, this book delves into the mechanisms of image formation and image quality common to all imaging systems: contrast mechanisms, noise, and spatial and temporal resolution, making it an important reference for medical physicists and biomedical engineering students. This is an extensively revised new edition of The Physics of Medical X-Ray Imaging by Bruce Hasegawa (Medical Physics Publishing, 1991), and includes a wide range of modalities such as X-ray CT, MRI and SPECT.


Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade 1st Edition


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Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade is a
practical reference that includes core procedures used in the growing
neurointerventional subspecialty. The step-by-step, concise presentation
of procedures along with original line drawings and high-quality images
concisely distill a wealth of information, making it easy for both novice and
expert neurointerventionists to review how procedures are performed. The
book includes over 50 specific procedures as well as important chapters on
access points, physiological testing, and pharmacology in the endovascular

Key Features:

  • Written by leading experts in
    neurointerventional practice
  • Strong emphasis on complication avoidance
    throughout the text
  • Covers both basic and more complex
    neuroendovascular procedures
  • Appendices are rich with information on
    catheters, presented in an easy-to-access tabular format, as well as important
    guidance on intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring as it applies to
    neurointerventional procedures

Neurosurgeons and neurointerventionists
at all levels, from residents learning procedures to experienced practitioners
needing a quick refresher, will find this book to be an invaluable resource that
they will consult frequently in clinical practice.


Fundamentals of Medical Practice Investigation 1st Edition


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Fundamentals of Medical Practice Investigation fills an important gap in the resources for criminal investigators. Appropriate for novice medical investigators as well as seasoned investigators looking to sharpen their skills, this book unites step-by-step fundamentals with up-to-date research reviews of critical issues in the field, including sexual misconduct, patient abuse, drug use among medical practitioners, and unethical or illegal prescription practices. An essential tool for law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals, Fundamentals of Medical Practice Investigation will improve the quality of all types of medical investigation.


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