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This volume provides practitioners with a practical, easy to read, well organized approach to the performance and analysis of urodynamics in order to optimize their usage clinically. Chapters are structured around specific types of patterns seen on urodynamic tracings. These urodynamic tracings are annotated and fully interpreted by the authors. Multiple examples of each type of tracing are provided with expert commentary. The expert commentary expands on the potential clinical significance of the tracing, provides a differential diagnosis, and, where appropriate, discusses its importance diagnostically, prognostically and the implications for clinical management. The text contains chapters on virtually all the relevant urodynamic findings and clinical conditions seen in practice, including lower urinary tract conditions in both adults and children, neurogenic and non-neurogenic dysfunction, and other commonly seen conditions such as lower urinary tract obstruction, vaginal prolapse, and detrusor overactivity. The material is also presented in a practical manner, with special consideration to the latest national and international guidelines. Written by authorities in the field, Rapid and Practical Interpretation of Urodynamics is a valuable resource that fills a key gap by providing a systematic method of interpretation of urodynamic tracings in an easy to understand textbook that will benefit urologic trainees and experienced urologists alike.
The concept of medical treatment from a distance (in absentia care) is actually quite ancient, dating back to tribal days where smoke signals were used to warn of serious disease in a community. Nowadays, telemedicine is used to facilitate treatment in rural areas, where the nearest doctor is miles away, through various forms of information technology, including videoconferencing and digital imaging. It can also be used to conveniently monitor chronically ill patients through electronic devices so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. But despite the strides that have been made in utilizing the telemedicine technology, there remain a number of limitations and weaknesses that must be overcome before this treatment paradigm can reach its full potential. In Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Network Perspective, noted computer scientists Yang Xiao and Hui Chen examine those computing and networking dilemmas arising from wireless and mobile telemedicine. Comprised of the contributions of many prominent international researchers, the book discusses the relative merits and limitations of the existing technology and sheds light on future developments. It begins with a discussion of patient care and monitoring through items such as personal alarm systems. It then reviews the current methods available to monitor cardiac and diabetic patients, analyzes the security and privacy considerations that arise with respect to the transmission of sensitive information, and examines issues relating to networking support. Finally, it concludes with a section on the opportunities and challenges faced by those involved at this intersection of healthcare and communications. By bridging the fields of medicine and information technology, this volume serves as a useful springboard for those pioneering IT researchers looking for a comprehensive reference. The book also provides information for those involved with either communications or healthcare who want to learn about the current state and potential use of this technology.
A Guide for Physicians, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, and other Healthcare Providers
Author: H. Thomas Milhorn
Primary care providers are often the first, and sometimes the only, point of contact for many patients within the healthcare system. The standard 12-lead electrocardiogram is one of the most common tests obtained and interpreted by primary care providers, with most reading their own recordings and basing clinical decisions on their findings. Primary care providers can achieve proficiency in the interpretation of over 95 percent of all electrocardiogram findings seen in the primary care setting.Although computerized interpretation is widely available, it is considered unreliable in up to 20 percent of the cases, making interpretation by primary care providers an essential skill. This book provides the necessary skills for primary care providers to use in interpreting electrocardiograms, both in their offices and in the emergency departments of their hospitals. This book is an outgrowth of a previous book, Electrocardiography for the Family Physician.
In Think & Grow Well, Dr. Barr shares fourteen stories of moments where people make decisions that either make or break their vitality. Deconstruct their stories and learn exactly what steps to take to strengthen your physical and non-physical faculties to create and build your better than ever life before a health challenge. You will learn how to: reset the subconscious controls responsible for unhealthy habits; act with confidence in the moments where health is in the balance; communicate your vitality needs to your wellness team; erase mental tattoos that keep you stuck in your current thinking; replace three feelings that crush creativity and imagination. Live stronger, longer and more vibrantly than you ever imagined possible and do it in a surprisingly short amount of time. You set your own pace for health creation and preservation. After reading this book, you will have a different vitality conversation with yourself and your healthcare provider.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rapid Interpretation of EKG's is a best-selling textbook for over 30 years that teaches the basics of interpreting electrocardiograms. It adopts a simplistic fill-in-the-blank style and is suited for medical students and junior residents. The book was written by Dale Dubin, M.D., a plastic surgeon who nevertheless has written several books on cardiology including Ion Adventure in the Heartland: Exploring the Heart's Ionic-Molecular Microcosm and Understanding Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation. The large yellow book was originally published in 1972; the sixth and most recent edition was published in 2000. In the fiftieth printing, the author hid within the copyright notice an offer to give his prized 1965 Ford Thunderbird (which was featured in several photographs in the book) to anyone who actually read the message and responded.
In this concise and practical review, the authors recognize that among the range of cardiac investigations available to veterinarians, the standard electrocardiogram (ECG) is an indispensable, safe and inexpensive test in assessing dogs and cats with heart disease. Following discussion of the principles of electrocardiography, the book systematically explores the evaluation of the ECG—including determination of heart rate, measurement of intervals, derivation of the mean electrical axis, and criteria for atrial and ventricular enlargement or hypertrophy. It also examines intraventricular conduction disturbances and both normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. Flow charts are provided to help users diagnose arrhythmias with confidence and 46 real cases and ECG tracings reinforce the principles and encourage discussion. Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation in Small Animal Practice is illustrated throughout and is of value to all veterinary practitioners, technicians, and students who wish to improve their skills in interpreting ECGs.