The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

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Author: George A. Bray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597454315

Category: Science

Page: 304

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This book presents an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of obesity and the metabolic syndrome, as well as an overview of the most significant changes to the field over the past 30 years. The book defines obesity and realistically assesses its prevalence. It further examines and evaluates the success of traditional cognitive behavioral treatment. This volume is a thorough reference for obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 10th edition

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Author: F. Brunicardi,Dana Andersen,Timothy Billiar,David Dunn,John G. Hunter,Jeffrey Matthews,Raphael E. Pollock

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071800921

Category: Medical

Page: 1888

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THE WORLD'S #1 SURGERY TEXT--UPDATED TO INCLUDE STATE-OF-THE-ART EVIDENCE-BASED SURGICAL CARE AND LEADERSHIP GUIDANCE FOR TRAINEES AND PRACTICING SURGEONS The Tenth Edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery maintains the book's unmatched coverage of the foundations of surgery while bringing into sharper focus new and emerging technologies. We have entered a new era of surgery in which minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and the use of computers and genomic information have improved the outcomes and quality of life for patients. With these advances in mind, all chapters have been updated with an emphasis on evidence-based, state-of-the-art surgical care. An exciting new chapter, "Fundamental Principles of Leadership Training in Surgery," expands the scope of the book beyond the operating room to encompass the actual development of surgeons. This edition is also enriched by an increased number of international chapter authors and a new chapter on Global Surgery. More than ever, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery is international in scope--a compendium of the knowledge and technique of the world's leading surgeons. Features More clinically relevant than ever, with emphasis on high-yield discussion of diagnosis and treatment of surgical disease, arranged by organ system and surgical specialty Content is supported by boxed key points, detailed anatomical figures, diagnostic and management algorithms, and key references Beautiful full-color design New companion DVD includes eight high-quality, narrated videos: Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Kidney Transplant Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Thyroidectomy Right Colectomy Sigmoid Colectomy Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair Open Posterior Component Separation

SAFER Electronic Health Records

Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience

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Author: Dean F. Sittig,Hardeep Singh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498726380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 506

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This important volume provide a one-stop resource on the SAFER Guides along with the guides themselves and information on their use, development, and evaluation. The Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guides, developed by the editors of this book, identify recommended practices to optimize the safety and safe use of electronic health records (EHRs). These guides are designed to help organizations self-assess the safety and effectiveness of their EHR implementations, identify specific areas of vulnerability, and change their cultures and practices to mitigate risks. This book provides EHR designers, developers, implementers, users, and policymakers with the requisite historical context, clinical informatics knowledge, and real-world, practical guidance to enable them to utilize the SAFER Guides to proactively assess the safety and effectiveness of their electronic health records EHR implementations. The first five chapters are designed to provide readers with the conceptual knowledge required to understand why and how the guides were developed. The next nine chapters focus on the underlying informatics concepts, key research activities, and methods used to develop each of the guides. Each of these chapters concludes with a copy of the guide itself. The final chapter provides a vision for the future and the work required to ensure that future generations of EHRs are designed, developed, implemented, and used to improve the overall safety of the EHR-enabled healthcare system. Taken together, the information provided in this book should help any organization, whether large or small, implement its EHR program and improve the safety and effectiveness of its existing EHR-enabled healthcare systems. This volume will be extremely valuable to small, ambulatory physician practices and larger outpatient settings as well as for hospitals and professors and instructors charged with teaching safe and effective implementation and use of EHRs. It will also be highly useful for health information technology professionals responsible for maintaining a safe and effective EHR and for clinical and administrative staff working in EHR-enabled healthcare systems.

Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age

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Author: Gillian Ragsdell,Daune West,Jennifer Wilby

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306472473

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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Welcome to the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the UK Systems Society being held at York University, United Kingdom from July 7th to 10th, 2002. It is a pleasure to be able to share with you this collection ofpapers that have been contributed by systems thinkers from around the world. As with previous UKSS conferences, the aim ofthis conference is to encourage debate and promote development of pertinent issues in systems theory and practice. In current times where the focus has moved from 'information' to 'knowledge' and where 'knowledge management', of everyday speak, it seemed fitting to 'knowledge assets' and so on, have become part offer a conference title of'Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age'. In keeping with another tradition of previous conferences, the UKSS Conference 2002 Committee decided to compile a collection ofdelegates' papers before the event as a platform from which to launch discussions in York. Ideas presented in the following papers will, undoubtedly, be developed during the dialogue generated at the conference and new papers will emerge. In his abstract for his plenary at this conference, Professor Peter Checkland throws down the gauntlet to systems thinking and its relevance in the knowledge age with the following statement: "30 Years In The Systems Movement: Disappointments I Have Known and Hopes/or the Future Springing from a lunchtime conversation at an American University, the Systems Movement is now nearly 50 years old.

Animation, Sport and Culture

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Author: P. Wells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.

Management of Breast Diseases

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Author: Ismail Jatoi,Manfred Kaufmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540697435

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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In 2002, Lippincott published the Manual of Breast Diseases, edited by Professor Ismail Jatoi. The current book, Management of Breast Diseases, is an adaptation of that manual, with Professor Manfred Kaufmann of the Goethe-University of Frankfurt serving as co-editor. Most of the chapters from the original manual have been either extensively revised or discarded, and several new chapters added. This text contains more material than the original manual, but it is still intended as a basic guide for the wide spectrum of clinicians (surgeons, gynecologists, oncologists, radiation onco- gists, internists, general practitioners) who treat breast diseases, both benign and malignant. To compile this text, we assembled experts from throughout the world. Thus, this text provides not only a broad overview of breast diseases, but also highlights diff- ent perspectives from different parts of the world. Yet, it is worth noting that the management of breast cancer is now largely predicated on evidence-based medicine. Several large, randomized prospective trials have demonstrated the ef? cacy of breast cancer screening and chemoprevention. Other large trials have addressed the impact of systemic therapy, radiotherapy, and variations in local therapy on breast cancer mortality. Many of these landmark trials are discussed in this text, and they clearly have had a bene? cial effect. Indeed, since about 1990, breast cancer mortality rates have declined substantially in most industrialized countries, and this trend is expected to continue in the years ahead.

Anesthesia in High-Risk Patients

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Author: Jean-Luc Fellahi,Marc Leone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319608045

Category: Medical

Page: 351

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This book describes the approach to anesthetic and perioperative management in different categories of high-risk patient scheduled to undergo elective noncardiac surgery. Individual sections focus on patients with conditions entailing cardiac and hemodynamic risks, respiratory risks, renal and metabolic risks, neurological risks, and other forms of risk. For each condition, up-to-date guidance is provided on risk evaluation, risk stratification, and intraoperative and postoperative anesthetic management. This is the first time that such different clinical situations have been gathered together in a single textbook of anesthesiology. All of the authors are international experts with extensive clinical experience. The aim is to provide trainee anesthesiologists with clear guidance that will prove invaluable when managing a wide range of patients with serious illnesses or conditions that pose a significant anesthetic risk. The book will also serve as a valuable reference for more experienced anesthesiologists and intensivists.

The Science of Social Vision: The Science of Social Vision

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Author: Reginald B. Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195333179

Category: Psychology

Page: 471

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The human visual system is particularly attuned to and remarkably efficient at processing social cues. This text examines the functional and neuroanatomical mechanisms which underpin social vision.

Psychology

The Briefer Course

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Author: William James

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120953

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Classic text examines habit, consciousness, self, discrimination, the sense of time, memory, perception, imagination, reasoning, instincts, volition, much more. This edition omits the outdated first nine chapters.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

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Author: Sarah J. Greenwald,Jill E. Thomley

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587658464

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1191

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Presents articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.

Economic Growth in Europe Since 1945

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Author: Nicholas Crafts,Gianni Toniolo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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This book provides a genuinely comparative picture of economic growth in Europe after 1945.

Stalin

The Court of the Red Tsar

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Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780228358

Category: Heads of state

Page: 720

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There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge.

The Federalist Papers

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Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775454991

Category: Political Science

Page: 654

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Perhaps the most essential distillation of the Founders' vision of America, The Federalist Papers consist of a series of 85 essays in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Attributed to Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, the essays tackle an array of topics that are just as relevant today as they were more than 200 years ago, including human rights, republican governance, the proper scope and jurisdiction of a federal government, and much more.

Women, Science, and Myth

Gender Beliefs from Antiquity to the Present

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Author: Sue Vilhauer Rosser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598840959

Category: Reference

Page: 502

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Examines scientific and mythic beliefs about gender and the role of women in the sciences from earliest times up to the present, discussing such topics as hormones, race, feminism, and changing attitudes toward women scientists.

Psychometric Testing

Critical Perspectives

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Author: Barry Cripps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119183014

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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This book offers an examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application. It explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and applications in human resources and training, assessment and verification of training courses, and consulting and includes applications for clinical psychology, performance psychology, and sport and exercise psychology across a range of professions (research, teaching, coaching, consulting, and advising).

Quality in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

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Author: N. T. Crosby,Florence Elizabeth Prichard,Ernest J. Newman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471954705

Category: Science

Page: 307

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The importance of quality assurance in the analytical lab can not be overestimated. This book introduces the reader to the whole concept of quality assurance and discusses how all aspects of chemical analysis, from sampling and method selection to choice of equipment and reporting of measurements, affect the quality of analytical data.