Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy

Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy Author Hashimoto's Encephalopathy Sreat Alliance
ISBN-10 1484883098
Release 2013-12
Pages 474
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Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is the first book ever published about this rare autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's Encephalopathy ("HE") - often referred to as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis ("SREAT") - strikes people of all ages, in all walks of life, and takes a devastating toll on patients and their loved ones. Nevertheless, the disease is poorly understood, and continues to puzzle physicians and researchers around the globe. As a result, patients with HE often remain undiagnosed for months or even years, if they are lucky enough to be diagnosed at all. Here, readers will learn the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and challenges, and treatment options for HE, as well as a discussion of the scientific theories regarding the causes and diagnostic markers of the disease. For clinicians and others interested in reviewing the latest scientific research, the book contains citations and internet links to over 100 scientific articles about HE/SREAT published between 2010 and 2013. At the heart of the book are first-person narratives from 48 HE patients and caregivers in the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia, which provide a never-before-available glimpse into the debilitating effects of HE as told by those who live with the disease day in and day out. Patients describe their symptoms, their struggle to find a diagnosis, and their treatment experiences. The book includes a separate section devoted to the stories of pediatric HE/SREAT patients, as told by their parents. Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy offers a comprehensive picture of HE/SREAT that is helpful for physicians new to the disease yet told in language accessible to the layman. DISCLAIMER: As with all books, Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is not intended to be and should not be considered to constitute medical advice.



Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences Author
ISBN-10 9780123851581
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 4740
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The Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, Second Edition develops from the first edition, covering all areas of neurological sciences through over 1000 entries focused on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience. The contributing authors represent all aspects of neurology from many viewpoints and disciplines to provide a complete overview of the field. Entries are designed to be understandable without detailed background knowledge in the subject matter, and cross-referencing and suggested further reading lead the reader from a basic knowledge of the subject to more advanced understanding. The easy-to-use 'encyclopedic-dictionary' format of the Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, Second Edition features alphabetic entries, extensive cross-referencing, and a thorough index for quick reference. The wealth of information provided by these four volumes makes this reference work a trusted source of valuable information for a wide range of researchers, from undergraduate students to academic researchers. Provides comprehensive coverage of the field of neurological science in over 1,000 entries in 4 volumes "Encyclopedic-dictionary" format provides for concise, readable entries and easy searching Presents complete, up-to-date information on 32 separate areas of neurology Entries are supplemented with extensive cross-referencing, useful references to primary research articles, and an extensive index



Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment Author Erica F. Verrillo
ISBN-10 0312180667
Release 1998-02-15
Pages 432
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Offers a combination of self-help information, personal histories from sufferers, and a dictionary of symptoms and treatments to help those diagnosed with this ailment



Life After Encephalitis

Life After Encephalitis Author Ava Easton
ISBN-10 9781317538370
Release 2016-02-26
Pages 220
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Encephalitis is a devastating condition whose impact upon people should not be underestimated. It robs people of abilities most of us take for granted, it leaves people without their loved ones, and even in those families where the person affected survives the person they once knew can be dramatically changed. Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis, sharing the rich, insightful, and often powerful, narratives of survivors and family members. It shows how listening to patient and family narratives can help us to understand how they make sense of what has happened to them, and also help professionals better understand and engage with them in practice. The book will also be useful for considering narratives associated with brain injuries from other causes, for example traumatic brain injury. Life After Encephalitis will appeal to a wide range of professionals working in rehabilitation settings, and also to and survivors of encephalitis, their families, and carers.



Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine

Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine Author Joseph Varon
ISBN-10 9783319316055
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 470
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The latest edition of this handbook is a concise yet comprehensive guide for attending physicians, fellows, residents, and students who cover the ICU. The chapters follow an outline format and are divided by organ system, including neurologic disorders and cardiovascular disorders, and special topics, such as environmental disorders, trauma, and toxicology. The handbook includes thoroughly updated chapters from the previous edition, alongside completely new material. Written by an authority in the field, the Handbook of Critical and Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition is a valuable one-stop reference for every practitioner engaged in Critical Care Medicine across the world.



Agroecology

Agroecology Author Stephen R. Gliessman
ISBN-10 9781498728461
Release 2014-12-09
Pages 405
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Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability in all of its components: agricultural, ecological, economic, social, cultural, and even political. It presents a case for food system change and why the current industrial model of food production and distribution is not sustainable. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on animal production and social change in food systems Updated case studies, references, websites, and new research Emphasis on how climate change impacts agriculture Greater focus on health issues related to food The book begins with a focus on the key ecological factors and resources that impact agricultural plants and animals as individual organisms. It then examines all of the components of agroecosystem complexity, from genetics to landscapes and explores the transition process for achieving sustainability and indicators of progress. The book then delves into power and control of food systems by agribusiness, and the need to develop a new paradigm that moves beyond production and explores issues of food justice, equity, food security and sovereignty. The book concludes with a call to action so that research and education can link together for transformative change in our food systems. Groundbreaking in its first edition, respected in its second edition, this third edition of this standard textbook has evolved along with the field. Written by an expert with more than 40 years of experience, the third edition begins with a strong ecological foundation for farming practices and ends with all of us thinking about the critical importance of transitioning to a new paradigm for food and agriculture, and what this means for our future.



Pharmacotherapy Handbook 9 E

Pharmacotherapy Handbook  9 E Author Barbara G. Wells
ISBN-10 9780071821292
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 1072
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The essential pharmacotherapy data you need for clinical practice and board preparation – in one carry-anywhere guide Pharmacotherapy Handbook provides the critical information you need to make drug therapy decisions for more than 140 diseases and disorders commonly encountered in a clinical setting. Featuring a convenient alphabetized presentation, this handy guide utilizes text, tables, figures, and treatment algorithms to make important drug data readily accessible and easily understood. Features: Consistent chapter organization includes: Disease state definition Concise review of relevant pathophysiology Clinical presentation Diagnosis Goals of treatment Treatment Monitoring Six appendices, including "Allergic and Pseudoallergic Drug Reactions" and "Geriatrics" The ideal companion to Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Ninth Edition by Joseph DiPiro, et al



Wheat Belly

Wheat Belly Author William Davis
ISBN-10 9781609617417
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 304
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Now includes a sneak peek of Undoctored--the new book from Dr. Davis! A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It's due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch. After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic--and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"--and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.



Melatonin Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy

Melatonin  Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy Author Francisco López-Muñoz
ISBN-10 9788132228035
Release 2017-01-07
Pages 921
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This work is a guidebook for clinicians who are involved in treating depressive patients and also serves the research scientists who are working on the psychopharmacological mechanisms of antidepressant actions and psychopathological mechanisms underlying mood disorders. Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BPD) and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are the most disabling disorders that are among the most expensive of all medical illnesses. The pathophysiology of mood disorders is very complex and involves many mechanisms like circadian rhythm disruption, sleep abnormalities, melatonin rhythm abnormalities and alterations in melatonin receptor mechanisms, abnormalities in monoaminergic neurotransmitter mechanisms, glutamatergic release mechanisms, hippocampal neurogenesis, and abnormal immune and cytokine release mechanisms. Many antidepressants that are in clinical use today including the recently introduced novel agents like agomelatine or other antidepressants cause clinical remission by resynchronizing disrupted circadian rhythms and melatonin receptor functions, enhancing monoaminergic neurotransmission, promoting hippocampal neurogenesis, and regulating immune mechanisms. This book explains various etiological factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of mood disorders and the mechanisms of therapeutic actions of antidepressants including the recently introduced agomelatine and other antidepressants that exhibit rapid onset of action with greater efficacy and fewer side effects. .



Roitt s Essential Immunology

Roitt s Essential Immunology Author Peter J. Delves
ISBN-10 9781118293850
Release 2011-11-22
Pages 280
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BMA Book of the Year 2012 First prize in Basic and Clinical Sciences, BMA Book Awards 2012 Roitt's Essential Immunology - the textbook of choice for students and instructors of immunology worldwide Bringing you fully up-to-date with the latest knowledge and concepts about the workings of the immune system, the hallmark easy-reading style of Roitt's Essential Immunology clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of immunity to clinical applications. Beautifully presented, with brand new illustrations, the pedagogy has been strengthened throughout, and includes “just to recap…” sections at the beginning of each chapter, reminding the reader of key findings and principles, and summary sections at the end of each chapter that are ideal for quick study and revision. Also available as a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book), Roitt's Essential Immunology is supported by a suite of online resources at www.roitt.com including: Interactive MCQs and SBA questions for each chapter, with feedback on all answers selected Animations and videos showing key concepts Fully downloadable figures and illustrations, further reading and useful links Extracts from the Encyclopaedia of Life Science Podcasts to reinforce the key principles explained in the text: ideal for revision 'on the go' This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.



Harrison s Nephrology and Acid Base Disorders 2e

Harrison s Nephrology and Acid Base Disorders  2e Author J. Larry Jameson
ISBN-10 9780071814973
Release 2013-03-22
Pages 336
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Nephrology and Acid-Base Disorders – as only Harrison’s can cover it Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to kidney function that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation. Features Sections that reflect the scope of nephrology: Introduction to the Renal System; Alterations of Renal Function and Electrolytes; Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Renal Failure; Glomerular and Tubular Disorders; Renal Vascular Disease; Urinary Tract Infections and Obstruction; and Cancer of the Kidney and Urinary Tract Complete coverage of a broad spectrum of topics, including acid-base and electrolyte disorders, vascular injury to the kidney, and specific diseases of the kidney Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management 41 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e 22 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of nephrology and acid-base disorders Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance



Essential Clinical Immunology

Essential Clinical Immunology Author John B. Zabriskie
ISBN-10 9780521516815
Release 2009
Pages 362
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This book begins with basic concepts of immunology and then details the immunological aspects of various disease states involving major organs of the body. Designed as an introduction for practitioners and residents, this book explores how we can better understand disease and its treatment through clinical immunology.



Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding

Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9241562218
Release 2003
Pages 30
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WHO and UNICEF jointly developed this global strategy for infant and young child feeding to refocus attention on the importance of feeding practices. It is intended as a guide for action that identifies interventions that have proven to be successful and describes the support that mothers and families need.



Being Mortal

Being Mortal Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 9781627790550
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 304
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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.



Ferri s Clinical Advisor 2018

Ferri s Clinical Advisor 2018 Author Fred F. Ferri
ISBN-10 0323280498
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 2000
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Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2018 is the most efficient, intuitive, and thorough resource of its kind, trusted by physicians to provide current diagnosis and treatment recommendations for hundreds of common medical conditions. The renowned "5 books in 1" format organizes vast amounts of data in a user-friendly, accessible manner, allowing quick retrieval of essential information. You'll find guidance on diseases and disorders, differential diagnoses, and laboratory tests- updated annually by experts in key clinical fields. Medical algorithms and clinical practice guidelines round out the core content. Updated content by experts in key clinical fields helps you keep pace with the speed of modern medicine. Popular "5 books in 1" format includes cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to help expedite search. Features 30 all-new topics, including Zika virus, hepatitis E, asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, drug-induced parenchymal lung disease, binge eating disorder, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, transient global amnesia, and more. Updates 900 topics with the latest developments in medicine over the past year. Contains significantly expanded coverage throughout, including nearly 200 new illustrations, more than 100 new tables and boxes, 50 new differential diagnoses, and 30 new algorithms. Includes access to digital content featuring 90+ additional topics; new algorithms, images, and tables; EBM boxes; patient teaching guides, and more. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices



Hashimoto s Cookbook and Action Plan

Hashimoto s Cookbook and Action Plan Author Karen Frazier
ISBN-10 1623155835
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 280
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The Groundbreaking Cookbook for Hashimoto's This is the first cookbook specifically for people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, despite the fact that Hashimoto's is the most common thyroid disease in the United States and affects nearly 14 million Americans. Karen Frazier has been living with Hashimoto's for more than 20 years. She knows firsthand how hard it is to give up gluten, corn, soy, and dairy-inflammatory foods that also happen to be staples of the standard American diet. She also knows that it is possible to enjoy eating again because she's doing it, and she can help you, too. With The Hashimoto's Cookbook and Action Plan, you will find: Clear explanations of the causes and symptoms of Hashimoto's A guide to the most common dietary triggers A month-long action plan to eliminate problem foods, broken down into a 3-day cleanse and a 3-week meal plan Shopping lists for the entire month so you buy only what you need for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks Over 125 recipes in all, including a chapter of reintroduction recipes Prescription medicine is not the only hope or answer for Hashimoto's. Start cooking with The Hashimoto's Cookbook and Action Plan and feel for yourself how food really can be thy medicine."



Red Hot Touch

Red Hot Touch Author JAIYA
ISBN-10 9780307875075
Release 2010-05-19
Pages 208
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Everyone deserves a happy ending, so go on, give ‘em a hand. Your hands can play a piano concerto, perform surgery, juggle—and give your partner mind-blowing pleasure. If you’re not using your hands to their fullest potential during sex, you are depriving your partner of untold bliss. It’s time to learn how to use your mitts in ways that will have your partner moaning for more. With over fifty ways to stroke, squeeze, and please someone south of the border, and over 100 moves to stimulate other areas of the anatomy from the earlobes to the toes, Red Hot Touch will help you master the techniques that will take your sex life from average to red hot. Inside you’ll find: Techniques for giving your partner an unforgettable orgasm How to use your hands for outstanding oral sex and incredible intercourse Exercises to strengthen the hands and increase your sensitivity Instructions for the world’s hottest massage Recommended lubes and massage oils to relax, stimulate, and seduce A map of the body’s erogenous zones and how to caress, rub, and touch each one for the maximum effect Tools that will triple the fun And much, much more