Forensic Diatomology and Drowning
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Forensic Diatomology and Drowning

The postmortem analysis of drowning is a classical problem in the pathology of sudden violent death. From a historical perspective, one of the most important issues in the study of drowning has been the search for a sensitive, specific, and easily applicable test for this cause of death. On this basis, the diatom test has emerged as the foremost laboratory procedure for the detection of drowning. Although the history of the diatom te...

Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 6th Edition
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Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 6th Edition

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, and an estimated one in eight U.S. women (about 12%) will eventually develop an invasive form of this disease. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. In 2015, an estimated 40,450 women in the U.S. were expected ...

Infection Control for Advanced Practice Professionals
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Infection Control for Advanced Practice Professionals

There are at least two innovative and timely contributions to the prevention and control of infection in this timely book. The first is the emphasis on the impact that advanced practice nurses (APNs) can make on patient outcomes. Korniewicz s own extensive research in infection control, along with the theoretical and practical information provided by the contributors in this book, have created a robust source of evidence that strengt...

The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Primary Immunodeficiency
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The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Primary Immunodeficiency

This is a "must have" reference book for patients, parents, caregivers, and libraries with medical collections. This sourcebook is organized into three parts. Part I explores basic techniques to researching primary immunodeficiency (e.g. finding guidelines on diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis), followed by a number of topics, including information on how to get in touch with organizations, associations, or other patient networks d...

The Challenges of Health Disparities: Implications and Actions for Health Care Professionals
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The Challenges of Health Disparities

This unique text explores health disparities in the United States and their implications from the perspective of health care administration. The book begins with a broad overview of health disparities including definitions from local, state, and federal legislation, as well as alternative definitions. The authors examine current and past frameworks of analysis regarding the causes of disparities and provide a statistical overview of ...

Advancing Regulatory Science for Medical Countermeasure Development: Workshop Summary
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Advancing Regulatory Science for Medical Countermeasure Development: Workshop Summary

Whether or not the United States has safe and effective medical countermeasures--such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tools--available for use during a disaster can mean the difference between life and death for many Americans. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the scientific community at large could benefit from improved scientific tools and analytic techniques to undertake the complex scientific evaluation and decision ...

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Guide
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Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Guide

  Congenital heart disease with its worldwide incidence of 1% is the most common inborn defect. Increasingly, patients are living into adulthood, with ongoing congenital heart and other medical needs. Sadly, only a small minority have specialist follow-up. However, all patients see their family doctor and may also seek advice from other health professionals.   This practical guide with its straightforward a,b,c approach is ...

Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnam: Looking Forward (Health, Nutrition, and Population)
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Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnam: Looking Forward

Vietnam’s successes in the health sector are remarkable. Between 2000 and 2005, Vietnam achieved reductions in mortality rates for all ages, while some of its neighbors saw little change or even increases. To date, its infant and under-five mortality rates are comparable to those of countries with substantially higher per capita incomes. According to the data assembled in 'Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnam', the country contin...

Essential Operational Components for High-performing Healthcare Enterprises
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Essential Operational Components for High-performing Healthcare Enterprises

The future of healthcare is clear. The move toward value-based care is happening at an unprecedented rate and requires healthcare enterprises to build delivery models that focus on clinical and business outcomes, not on volume. This shift requires a new infrastructure that supports the digitization, standardization, commoditization, and globalization of the healthcare industry.   In Essential Operational Components for High-Performin...

Minimally Invasive Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minimally Invasive Maxillofacial Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers decreased morbidity, shortened hospital stays, and quicker recovery. Drs. Maria Troulis and Leonard Kaban are leaders in developing minimally invasive reconstructive surgery and sialendoscopy through their work in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The MGH program has produced excellent outcomes and minimal morbidity accompanied by a high level of ...