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Nearly one million people take their own lives each year world-wide - however, contrary to popular belief, suicide can be prevented. While suicide is commonly thought to be an understandable reaction to severe stress, it is actually an abnormal reaction to regular situations. Something more than unbearable stress is needed to explain suicide, and neuroscience shows what this is, how it is caused and how it can be treated. Professor Kees van Heeringen describes findings from neuroscientific research on suicide, using various approaches from population genetics to brain imaging. Compelling evidence is reviewed that shows how and why genetic characteristics or early traumatic experiences may lead to a specific predisposition that makes people vulnerable to triggering life events. Neuroscientific studies are yielding results that provide insight into how the risk of suicide may develop; ultimately demonstrating how suicide can be prevented.
Understanding the diagnostic methods necessary to identify bloodstream infections. In the clinical microbiology laboratory, blood is a critical diagnostic sample that, in the majority of cases is sterile (or is it?). However, when microbes gain access to and multiply in the bloodstream, it can result in life-threatening illness including sepsis. Mortality rates from bloodstream infection and sepsis range from 25% to 80%, killing millions of people annually. Blood cultures are a vital technology used in the microbiology laboratory to isolate and identify microbes and predict their response to antimicrobial therapy. The Dark Art of Blood Cultures, edited by Wm. Michael Dunne, Jr., and Carey-Ann D. Burnham, surveys the entire field of blood culture technology, providing valuable information about every phase of the process, from drawing samples to culture methods to processing positive cultures. The Dark Art of Blood Cultures is organized around several major topics.
Angina is most commonly associated with myocardial ischemia, but may also be symptomatic of valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or uncontrolled high blood pressure. While chronic or stable angina is predictable and relatively easy to manage, it is the sudden and unexpected onset of symptoms in patients with unstable angina that represents the most significant challenge to the clinician, being a risk indicator for acute MI, severe cardiac arrhythmia or even cardiac arrest. Since chest pain can also indicate a number of other less critical conditions, it is important that the clinician can rapidly and accurately determine the true risk status of the patient in each case. In this atlas, the authors guide the reader through the assessment of the patient with chest pain, beginning with the simple physical examination and evaluation of other risk factors that may be present, progressing to non-invasive tests such as EKG and various imaging techniques, and concluding with coronary angiography. The diagnostic value of each of these techniques is compared and appropriate guidance given on evaluating clinical findings.
Since the second edition was published in 1999, there have been major developments and changes in Theraplay's theory and practice. This book provides a much-needed update and revision of a classic resource for treating emotionally disturbed children with structured play therapy. The book includes new research on attachment, childhood trauma, autism, among others, and explains how new advancements in general neuroscience have changed the way Theraplay conducts its trainings. The book also contains new techniques for dealing with dysfunctional families, family disruptions, older adopted children, parental cooperation, and parental mental health.
Nip workplace stress in the bud with CBT Packed with useful tips that make it easy to incorporate CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into your working day, CBT at Work For Dummies helps you reap the benefits of a more focused working life. You'll discover how integrating CBT at work promotes improved productivity and concentration, lower staff turnover, enhanced employer/employee and client relationships, reduced cost of staff absenteeism caused by illness, injury, stress, and more. An alarming number of individuals in the UK and across the globe suffer from work-related stress, some to the point of experiencing illness. The good news is, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy often associated with treating acute mental health conditions is finding its way into the workplace, where it's being used as a way to combat one of the most common occupational health issues: stress. In this friendly and accessible guide, you'll find everything you need to put CBT into practice today, whether you're in charge of managing employee wellness or just want to find a positive and productive way to get through the workday yourself. Answers the call of business leaders seeking creative solutions to enhance productivity and minimize the effects of stress in the workplace Offers employees trusted ways to be more effective in the workplace while reducing personal stress levels Arms learning and development professionals with the know-how to apply mindfulness meditation in the workplace Details the benefits of making CBT a part of your business plan If you're an employer looking to get the best out of your staff or an employee interested in reducing stress and anxiety whilst achieving an enhanced performance at work, CBT at Work For Dummies can help.
Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress--and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; 25 new worksheets; and much more. Mind Over Mood will help you: *Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life. *Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame. *Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies). *Practice your new skills until they become second nature. Cited as "The Most Influential Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Publication" by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category See also the Spanish-language edition: El control de tu estado de animo, Segunda edicion.
Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Kaplan's pocket-sized Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams. Designed for portable prep, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes fits perfectly in your lab coat so you can refresh your knowledge in between cases. The Best Review Concise high-yield review of core surgery material 180 up-to-date vignettes for self-testing 15 brief essays examining selected diagnostic and therapeutic tools from a surgical perspective NEW essay topics: intravenous fluid therapy, surgical infections, and fluid needs in children NEW illustrated chapter on bariatric surgery NEW introduction with guidance for addressing regional variations in medical practice on National Board questions Expert Guidance Revised and fully up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana For over a decade, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK
Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, Unnatural Causes is the true crime book of the year. If you liked This is Going to Hurt, War Doctor and All That Remains you'll love this. 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, he must solve the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Heart-wrenchingly honest' Professor Sue Black, author of All That Remains 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer
This eagerly awaited book offers a unique, comprehensive scientific study of the anatomy of the organ of female sexual pleasure. The authors use macroscopic and microscopic research to guide the reader from the glans, the visible part of the clitoris, where they explore the impressive sensory corpuscles, to the hidden roots of the bulbo-clitoral organ. They show its complexity, its exact location within the external genitalia and its intimate relationship with the urethro-vaginal pyramid. They also remind us that throughout history there has been a failure to understand this organ, and explain that this misunderstanding remains the cause of persistent excisions, criminal mutilating practices that have not yet been eradicated. Using extensive iconography, they demonstrate throughout this book that the bulbo-clitoral organ is an exceptional natural treasure that every woman possesses and that every man should know well.
'I believe we have eaten our way into this epidemic of diabetes and obesity and that we can eat our way out of it' Dr David Unwin from his Foreword In 2012 Giancarlo Caldesi was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since adopting a low-carb diet he has lost almost 4 stone and put his diabetes into remission - transforming his and his family's health. Working with nutritionist Jenny Phillips, Giancarlo and his wife Katie show you how to enjoy a low carb but not no-carb way of life with simple recipes using easy-to-source ingredients that will fill you up without fattening you up. Steak and Chips are still on the menu, as are delicious curries such as Butter Chicken and Spinach Paneer, even puddings like Hot Chocolate Pots or Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake. An initial diagnosis of diabetes can be shocking and the masses of information daunting, but Katie and Giancarlo share their personal experience of diabetes and weight loss to empower you to make your own informed decisions about food, without sacrificing any of the flavour.
Medical terminology for students of the health professions offers a systematic approach to explaining terminology that entry-level medical, dental and health care science students often find difficult to comprehend. This title has three sections with one introductory chapter, eight vocabulary chapters and six body system chapters.
This volume fulfills the need for an easy-to-use and authoritative synopsis of intra-abdominal organ cytopathology. Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series, the book is heavily illustrated with a full color art program, while the text follows a user-friendly outline format. The book also fits into the lab coat pocket and is ideal for portability and quick reference. Written by authorities in the field, Cytopathology of the Liver, Biliary Tract, Kidney and Adrenal Glands is a concise and valuable resource to pathologists on the subject of intra-abdominal organ cytopathology.
The practice of diagnostic radiology has become increasingly complex, with the use of numerous imaging modalities and division into many subspecialty areas. It is becoming ever more difficult for subspecialist radiologists, general radiologists, and residents to keep up with the advances that are occurring year on year, and this is particularly true for less familiar topics. Failure to appreciate imaging pitfalls often leads to diagnostic error and misinterpretation, and potential medicolegal problems. This textbook, written by experts from reputable centers across the world, systematically and comprehensively highlights the pitfalls that may occur in diagnostic radiology. Both pitfalls specific to different modalities and techniques and those specific to particular organ systems are described with the help of numerous high-quality illustrations. Recognition of these pitfalls is crucial in helping the practicing radiologist to achieve a more accurate diagnosis.
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the MBTI
In order to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) appropriately and effectively, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by Naomi Quenk--who coauthored the 1998 revision of the "MBTI Manual" and the "MBTI Step II Manual--Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, Second Edition" is that source.
Like all the volumes in the "Essentials of Psychological Assessment" series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners, and those in training, to quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Completely revised and up to date with discussion of new versions of the MBTI, such as MBTI Step II and MBTIComplete, "Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment," Second Edition provides expert assessment of the instrument's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.
Diagnosis and management of infectious disease are among the most common and challenging aspects of emergency practice. Ranging from surgical treatment of a minor skin abscess to recognition of a rare tropical disease in a returning traveler to rapid resuscitation of a patient in septic shock, these problems will be familiar to every practicing acute care provider. Written by both infectious disease experts and practicing emergency physicians, this book is designed specifically for the acute care provider. It covers the most important pathogens and the most common clinical syndromes, organized by system and by special patient populations. The book features a comprehensive narrative, as well as high-yield tables covering key points on diagnosis and treatment. High quality color photographs assist with visual diagnosis. This book provides an invaluable resource for every practicing clinician who confronts the spectrum of infectious disease in the acute care setting.
This atlas depicts and describes the newest arthroscopic and open techniques for dealing with sports orthopaedic injuries and problems. More than 75 surgical procedures are presented step by step with the aid of superb illustrations. Arthroscopic views, artist drawings, X-rays and clinical and operative photographs are all included to demonstrate exactly how each procedure should be performed. Individual sections are devoted to the shoulder, elbow, pelvis/hip, knee and ankle/foot. By offering complete illustrated guidance on the surgical management of sports-related injuries, the Surgical Atlas of Sports Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology will prove invaluable to both novice and experienced surgeons.
Emergency management of acute poisoning is an emergency medicine short course that equips emergency personnel to assess acutely poisoned patients rapidly and accurately. This title is also valuable to nursing staff, senior pre-hospital health professionals and general practitioners. It provides a framework within which emergency personnel can safely work without being swamped by unnecessary details. The more commonly encountered cases of poisoning are discussed with guidelines for appropriate 'syndrome based' management of unknown toxicity while further investigations are being conducted.
A highly effective and quick way to retain knowledge! Using an effective method for rapidly learning and retaining new information, these sturdy flashcards deliver more than 500 exam-style Q&As with detailed answer rationales to help nurses prepare for their high-stakes certification exam. The flashcards are distilled from Kendra Menzies Kent's book, Trauma Certified Nurse Examination Review, and are color coded by exam blueprint topic for easy access. Key Features: Delivers more than 500 comprehensive exam-style questions Facilitates critical thinking with application-based questions and robust remediating answer rationales Organized and color-coded by exam blueprint topic Packaged in a sturdy carrying box to keep cards organized Designed for standalone use or as a companion to Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN (TM)) Examination Review The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN (R)) is the sole owner of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN (TM)) certification program. BCEN does not endorse any TCRN certification review resources or have a proprietary relationship with Springer Publishing Company.
This book presents a comprehensive and instructive management plan for physicians who care for CKD patients. Basic aspects of CKD, clinical assessment, evaluation and management of risk factors, cardiovascular disease in the context of CKD, assessment and management of CKD complications, special circumstances in CKD patients, and the path to renal replacement therapy are all thoroughly covered. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are presented according to the latest staging system for CKD, with patient care being discussed separately for each disease stage. The proposed management plan is both "best available evidence based" and "practice based." The book also recognizes the needs of busy clinicians by including helpful boxes summarizing the evidence on diagnostic and therapeutic issues and practice pearls based on guidelines. The authors are recognized experts from across the world, ensuring global coverage of the problem, and most have participated in writing guidelines on CKD.
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