Managing Concussions in Schools

The first book to focus on managing concussions from prevention to post-concussion return to school Concussions pose a serious and complex issue for schools―from determining if a student may have suffered a concussion during a school activity to ensuring that students diagnosed with this condition can safely and effectively resume study, recreation, and sports. This is the first comprehensive text for front-line school staff, includi...

Incisional and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Incisional hernia (IH) represents a postoperative abnormal orifice or weakness in the abdominal wall through which normally contained viscera protrude beneath the skin. This book examines the risk factors, prevention methods, and management options for incisional hernias. It also provides a biomolecular basis of IH; discusses the loss of abdominal domain; examines preoperative techniques for the management of giant hernias; studies i...

Human Sexual Inadequacy

The innovative program described in this book revolutionizes the the treatment of sexual dysfunction. During eleven years of daily clinical work, more than five hundred couples have been treated at Masters and Johnson's Reproductive Biology Research Foundation in St. Louis. Here the relationship itself is the patient. The authors stress that there is no uninvolved partner when sex is a problem. Therefore they treat the partners even ...

Stimuli Responsive Drug Delivery Systems

Stimuli responsive drug delivery systems have emerged as one of the most innovative classes of polymer materials of modern materials science. The polymer architectures exhibiting a large change in their physico chemical behaviors in response to minor signals from the environments have fabricated potentially useful materials for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.

Cardiovascular Imaging

A host of imaging techniques are available to clinical cardiologists, including nuclear imaging, echocardiography, computerized tomography, and magnetic-resonance imaging. Chamber size, ventricular function, valvular function, coronary anatomy, and myocardial perfusion are among a wide array of cardiac characteristics that can all be assessed noninvasively. Cardiovascular Imaging systematically reviews each of these major techniques ...

Advances in Bacterial Respiratory Physiology

Advances in Microbial Physiology is one of the most successful and prestigious series from Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier. It publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting physiology to include all material that contributes to our understanding of how microorganisms and their component parts work. First published in 1967, it is now in its 61st volume. The Editors have always striven to interpret microbial physiology i...

Antibody-Drug Conjugates: Fundamentals, Drug Development, and Clinical Outcomes to Target Cancer

Providing practical and proven solutions for antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) drug discovery success in oncology, this book helps readers improve the drug safety and therapeutic efficacy of ADCs to kill targeted tumor cells. •Discusses the basics, drug delivery strategies, pharmacology and toxicology, and regulatory approval strategies •Covers the conduct and design of oncology clinical trials and the use of ADCs for tumor imaging •Incl...

Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care

The occurrence of failures and mistakes in health care, from primary care procedures to the complexities of the operating room, has become a hot-button issue with the general public and within the medical community. Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care examines the problem and investigates the tools to improve health care quality and safety from a human factors engineering viewpoint―the applied scientific f...