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Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability Book
Author : Pauline M. Pope
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780750688253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book presents a holistic approach to the complete, long-term, day-to-day care of patients disabled by neurological conditions, emphasizing practices that promote physical well-being and minimize secondary complications. It focuses on physical management within the context of the lifestyle of the disabled person and primary caregiver. In addition, it highlights the difficulties commonly encountered when implementing a physical management regime, and discusses the importance of compromise. The complete physical management and day-to-day care is described in a practical and applicable way. Best practices are presented in relation to caring for a person with profound impairment and residual disability. Holistic and detailed long-term physical management strategies are described, related to the more severe and complex neurological conditions. Real-life examples help readers understand the applications of theory in practice. Case studies strengthen readers' critical thinking and decision making skills. Social considerations and the importance of therapeutic leisure activities are included.

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions Book
Author : Jenny Preston,Judi Edmans
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-04-12
ISBN : 1118936124
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While diagnosis with a neurological condition may not be life-threatening, it can have significant impact on everyday life and on participation in activities. Occupational therapists must be able to fully consider the physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioural problems which may occur as a consequence of a neurological disorder, and understand the impact of diagnosis from a person-centred perspective. Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions incorporates theoretical, clinical and research evidence to support occupational therapists in the management of people with neurological conditions. Covers the key symptoms of neurological conditions and the biological basis of these within the ICF framework Provides an overview of therapy and management for all neurological conditions Includes key occupational therapy theory Case studies root concepts in real-life practice End-of-chapter self-evaluation questions help test understanding Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions is the ideal resource to support students, newly-qualified practitioners, and occupational therapists looking for an overview or introduction to this key area of practice.

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book Book
Author : Val Hopwood,Clare Donnellan
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2010-07-23
ISBN : 0702049948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by two leading experts in the field, Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions aims to improve patient care by combining Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of treatment. The language of TCM is uniquely combined with that of evidence-based clinical reasoning to provide an approach relevant to both acupuncture and physiotherapy clinical practice. All major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practical are examined. Chinese medical patterns relevant to the application of acupuncture are described, as well as key patterns of dysfunction based on a Western medical perspective. The place of acupuncture within the overall management of different neurological conditions is also discussed. Clinical reasoning options from both TCM and Western medical perspectives are provided, and illustrated by real cases from clinical practice forming a sound platform for true integrated medicine. Fully evidence-based Provides clinical reasoning options from TCM and Western medical perspectives Illustrates clinical reasoning with real cases from clinical practice Provides detailed examination of all major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practice.

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment Book
Author : Julie M. Hauer
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 1421409380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global impairment of the central nervous system, whether stable or progressive, is often called severe neurological impairment (SNI). A child who has SNI will be cared for both by specialist clinicians and by parents at home. A parent is a child’s best expert and advocate, and many parents become highly skilled in managing their child's care. This guide provides information to help parents increase their knowledge and improve their caregiving skills. In Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment, Dr. Julie M. Hauer advocates shared decision making between family caregivers and healthcare providers. She details aspects of medical care such as pain, sleep, feeding, and respiratory problems that will be particularly useful to parents. Tables and key points summarize discussions for clear, quick reference, while case studies and stories illustrate how different families approach decision making, communication, care plans, and informed consent. Parents and other caregivers will find this book to be indispensable—as will bioethicists and clinicians in pediatrics, neurology, physical and rehabilitative medicine, palliative care, and others who care for children with neurological and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Hauer offers hope and practical coping strategies in equal measure.

Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering Book
Author : Azzam Taktak,Paul Ganney,David Long,Richard Axell
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-12-01
ISBN : 0081026951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers, Second Edition, helps professionals and students in clinical engineering successfully deploy medical technologies. The book provides a broad reference to the core elements of the subject, drawing from a range of experienced authors. In addition to engineering skills, clinical engineers must be able to work with both patients and a range of professional staff, including technicians, clinicians and equipment manufacturers. This book will not only help users keep up-to-date on the fast-moving scientific and medical research in the field, but also help them develop laboratory, design, workshop and management skills. The updated edition features the latest fundamentals of medical technology integration, patient safety, risk assessment and assistive technology. Provides engineers in core medical disciplines and related fields with the skills and knowledge to successfully collaborate on the development of medical devices, via approved procedures and standards Covers US and EU standards (FDA and MDD, respectively, plus related ISO requirements) Includes information that is backed up with real-life clinical examples, case studies, and separate tutorials for training and class use Completely updated to include new standards and regulations, as well as new case studies and illustrations

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation Book
Author : Michael P. Barnes,David C. Good
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-01-10
ISBN : 0444595848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neurological Rehabilitation is the latest volume in the definitive Handbook of Clinical Neurology series. It is the first time that this increasing important subject has been included in the series and this reflects the growing interest and quality of scientific data on topics around neural recovery and the practical applications of new research. The volume will appeal to clinicians from both neurological and rehabilitation backgrounds and contains topics of interest to all members of the multidisciplinary clinical team as well as the neuroscience community. The volume is divided into five key sections. The first is a summary of current research on neural repair, recovery and plasticity. The authors have kept the topics readable for a non-scientific audience and focused on the aspects of basic neuroscience that should be most relevant to clinical practice. The next section covers the basic principles of neurorehabilitation, including excellent chapters on learning and skill acquisition, outcome measurement and functional neuroimaging. The key clinical section comes next and includes updates and reviews on the management of the main neurological disabling physical problems, such as spasticity, pain, sexual functioning and dysphagia. Cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems are just as important and are covered in the next section, with excellent chapters, for example, on memory and management of executive dysfunction. The final part draws the sections on symptom management together by discussing the individual diseases that are most commonly seen in neurorehabilitation and providing an overview of the management of the disability associated with those disorders. The volume is a definitive review of current neurorehabilitation practice and will be valuable to a wide range of clinicians and scientists working in this rapidly developing field. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care

Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Music Therapy in Palliative Care Book
Author : David Aldridge
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781853027390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Within the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from music therapists working in different approaches, in different countries, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be. It is important for the dying, or those with terminal illness, that approaches are used which integrate the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of their being. The contributors to this book emphasize the importance of working not only with the patient but with the ward situation, friends and family members. By offering patients the chance to be creative they become something other than patients - they become expressive beings, and there is an intimacy in music therapy that is important for those who are suffering. Many of the contributors write in their own personal voice, providing a particular insight which will be valuable not only to other music therapists seeking to enrich their own ways of working, but to all those involved in caring for the sick and the dying. Contributors describe their work with both children and adults living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book Book
Author : Maria Stokes,Emma Stack
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2011-04-19
ISBN : 0702047120
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The third edition of this popular textbook - formerly Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation and now renamed Physical Management for Neurological Conditions - maintains its scientific and research base with extensive use of references and case studies. It is the only book for physiotherapists that offers a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of neurological rehabilitation, specific neurological / neuromuscular conditions and the related physiotherapy treatment approaches used. Important areas which feature throughout are discussed in relation to the different neurological conditions and include: a non-prescriptive, multidisciplinary, problem-solving approach to patient management involvement of the patient and carer in goal-setting and decision-making (client-centred practice) use of outcome measures to evaluate the effects of treatment in everyday practice use of case studies to illustrate clinical practice scientific evidence of treatment effectiveness Additional specialist editor – Dr Emma Stack Refined content but with the inclusion of 4 brand new chapters: an introductory chapter on rehabilitation in practice one on respiratory management and two covering self management and falls under the section entitled Skill Acquisition and Learning 11 new expert contributors join the reduced contributor team of 31

The Boundaries of Consciousness Neurobiology and Neuropathology

The Boundaries of Consciousness  Neurobiology and Neuropathology Book
Author : Steven Laureys
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-06-09
ISBN : 9780080476209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consciousness is one of the most significant scientific problems today. Renewed interest in the nature of consciousness - a phenomenon long considered not to be scientifically explorable, as well as increasingly widespread availability of multimodal functional brain imaging techniques (EEG, ERP, MEG, fMRI and PET), now offer the possibility of detailed, integrated exploration of the neural, behavioral, and computational correlates of consciousness. The present volume aims to confront the latest theoretical insights in the scientific study of human consciousness with the most recent behavioral, neuroimaging, electrophysiological, pharmacological and neuropathological data on brain function in altered states of consciousness such as: brain death, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome, dementia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, hysteria, general anesthesia, sleep, hypnosis, and hallucinations. The interest of this is threefold. First, patients with altered states of consciousness continue to represent a major clinical problem in terms of clinical assessment of consciousness and daily management. Second, the exploration of brain function in altered states of consciousness represents a unique lesional approach to the scientific study of consciousness and adds to the worldwide effort to identify the "neural correlate of consciousness". Third, new scientific insights in this field have major ethical and social implications regarding our care for these patients.

Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation

Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation Book
Author : Maria Stokes
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0723432856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts of neurology, specific neurological conditions, and the related physical therapy treatment approaches used in rehabilitation. It brings together contributions from an experienced, multidisciplinary team of clinicians in the field of neurological rehabilitation, ensuring the reader will come away with practical knowledge of work being done in the field. Well-researched, fully referenced, and clinically up to date, this text is a good introduction for students as well as a helpful reference for practicing physical therapists. This research-based text includes extensive scientific references and case histories, covering a wide array of important topics. Thorough definitions of neurological conditions provide a strong base for all future learning. Information on the etiology, prevalence, incidence, and epidemiology of these conditions prepares the reader for future practice. Coverage of anatomy and physiology, diagnostic and clinical signs, and assessment and outcome of each condition offers the most expansive coverage available. Material on medical and physical management, as well as multidisciplinary team work, gives the reader a practical explanation of how to deal with a variety of real-life situations. Content on relationships with patients provides the reader with a method of setting goals for their patients and themselves. Background information on physiology and physical therapy presents a clear link between the two areas.

Non invasive Ventilation and Weaning Principles and Practice

Non invasive Ventilation and Weaning  Principles and Practice Book
Author : Mark Elliott,Stefano Nava,Bernd Schonhofer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2010-09-24
ISBN : 1444128582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice provides up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive information from a prestigious range of worldwide key opinion leaders on different applications for non-invasive ventilation, and closely related techniques, both in hospital and at home. Chapters cover the use of non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure, plus paediatric and other specialty applications. Sections are devoted to conditions including COPD, cardiac failure and neuromuscular disease; in each case, there are detailed evaluations of current best practice regarding the science, diagnostics and management of the condition. Concise summaries of each chapter, plus generous use of tables and illustrations, ensure the reader gains rapid access to the wealth of information presented. Non Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice is the definitive reference work for all pulmonologists and critical care specialists working in the hospital or home setting.

Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside Book
Author : Marion Danis,Samia A. Hurst,Len Fleck,Reidun Forde,Anne Slowther
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-10-02
ISBN : 0190225475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Health systems need to set priorities fairly. In one way or another, part of this important task will fall to physicians. How do they make judgments about resource stewardship, and how should they do so? How can they make such decisions in a manner that is compatible with their clinical duties to patients? In this book, philosophers, bioethicists, physicians, lawyers and health policy experts make the case that priority setting and rationing contribute significantly to the possibility of affordable and fair healthcare and that clinicians play an indispensable role in that process. The book depicts the results of a survey of European physicians about their experiences with rationing and other cost containment strategies, and their perception of scarcity and fairness in their health care systems. Responding to and complementing these findings, commentators discuss why resource allocation and bedside rationing is necessary and justifiable. The book explores how bedside rationing relates to clinical judgments about medical necessity and medical indications, marginal benefits, weak evidence based medicine, off-label use. The book highlights how comparative studies of health care systems can advance more effective and fair bedside rationing through learning from one another. From a practical standpoint, the book offers a number of strategies for health care systems and clinicians to work in tandem to allocate and ration resources as fairly as possible: how to foster more attention to fairness when rationing at the bedside, how to avoid exacerbating health disparities when allocating resources, how to teach about bedside rationing to students, how to discuss rationing more explicitly in the public arena and in the doctor's office.

Neurological Functions of the Masterswitch Protein Kinase GSK 3

Neurological Functions of the Masterswitch Protein Kinase     GSK 3 Book
Author : Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin,Jean-Martin Beaulieu,Richard S. Jope,Jim R. Woodgett
Publisher : Frontiers E-books
Release :
ISBN : 2889190471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The functions of the brain that allow us to think, feel, move, and perceive the world are the result of an exchange of information within a network composed of millions of specialized cells called neurons and glia. Neurons use neurotransmitters and other extracellular messengers to communicate with each other, and to constantly update and re-organize their network of connections in a process known as neural plasticity. In order to respond to these extracellular signals, neurons are equipped with specialized receptors that can recognize a single neurotransmitter a bit like a lock would recognize a key. They do this by activating or inhibiting a class of specialized signaling proteins and second messengers. Typically, signaling proteins are themselves organized in networks or pathways in which they activate or inhibit each other in order to integrate the mass of information received by a single cell and to regulate the biological functions of this cell. As we can see, rather than simply being a network of neurons, the brain can be seen as a sort of “Russian doll” in which each neuron is at the same time a part of networks with other neurons and the receptacle of many networks composed of signaling proteins. Two individual genes encode two paralogous signaling proteins: Glycogen Synthase Kinase -3 alpha and beta (GSK-3a, GSK-3b), named for its ability to phosphorylate a key metabolic enzyme of glycogen synthesis, glycogen synthase. This unique “glamour and gloom” protein kinase, has been intriguing many researches for over 30 years by its unusual features, still unknown mechanisms of its activation, its regulation by multiple “key” intracellular pathways, and its capacity to influence the functions of many substrates. Since GSK-3 was discovered, there has been significant progress in elucidating its regulatory roles in the neuron and the structure and functions of the brain. Lithium has been used as a gold standard in the treatment of bipolar disorder for 60 years; and “GSK-3’s renaissance” in psychiatry began with the discovery of GSK-3 as lithium's intracellular target. Since then, GSK3 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of mood disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Fragile X syndrome and Huntington disease. Connections to these and other diseases has led over the last 10 years to the generation of multiple types of GSK-3 inhibitors as promising therapeutic treatments for the aforementioned pathological conditions. During last couple years new genetic models have been generated, including conventional and conditional mouse models, allowing the discovery of new roles of GSK-3 in the mechanism of neurotransmitter action, neurodevelopment, learning and memory formation, GSK-3’s gene - effect on mouse behavior, and other functions. Thus, GSK-3 has been well-established as an intracellular second messenger for several neurotransmitter systems, and as an important therapeutic target of mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and psychomimetic drugs. The proposed Specific Topic for Frontiers in Neuroscience will be focused on the latest advances from leading laboratories in this area, subdivided into 5 topics: (1) GSK-3 history, mechanism of regulation, substrate specificity and comparison between the brain function of two GSK-3 genes through new animal models and cell biology approaches; (2) role of GSK-3 in neurodevelopment and neuronal structure; (3) involvement of GSK-3 in synaptic functions, learning and memory, and in serotonin and dopamine pathways; (4) role of GSK-3 in neuroinflammation, and application to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, AD, schizophrenia, Fragile X, brain tumors, stroke and bipolar disorder; (5) development of GSK-3 inhibitors and their application in psychiatry, including special discussion about the mechanism of lithium action.

BMJ

BMJ Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2002
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kaufman s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E Book

Kaufman s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E Book Book
Author : David Myland Kaufman,Mark J Milstein
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2012-12-05
ISBN : 1455740047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Completely revised in response to the new format of the ABPN certifying exam, Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists is the ideal reference to enhance your mastery of the neurology knowledge needed for the Psychiatry Board exam. Nearly 2000 multiple-choice practice questions, in print and online, assess your familiarity with the latest topics in the field! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Enhance your mastery of the material with the help of abundant line drawings, CTs, MRIs, and EEGs that demonstrate key clinical findings to facilitate diagnosis. Fully understand each condition's relevant history, neurologic and psychiatric features, easily performed office and bedside examinations, appropriate tests, differential diagnosis, and management options. Access comprehensive discussions of Alzheimer and commonly occurring non-Alzheimer dementias (such as Lewy bodies disease and frontotemporal dementia) and traumatic brain injury , and new imaging techniques. Find the answers you need on the hottest topics in neurology, including involuntary movement disorders; single gene mutations with neuropsychiatric manifestations; psychiatric comorbidity of neurologic illnesses and treatments; deep brain stimulation and other new treatments; and the neurologic effects of illicit drug use. See numerous neurologic conditions, which you have probably just read about, in life-like drawings of patients. Test your knowledge with over 1,900 multiple-choice review questions, including interactive questions online at www.expertconsult.com.

The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy Volume 2 E Book

The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy   Volume 2   E Book Book
Author : Tim Ainslie
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2012-06-20
ISBN : 0702052906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This exciting new resource is designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently treating patients in a range of physiotherapy areas outside the ‘core’ areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology. Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placement or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific treatment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties. A wealth of online learning resources are also available with the Guide, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters. Used along with The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 1 Assessment, Volume 2 Treatment will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist. A blend of resources providing an insight into the ‘non core’ areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the treatment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered. Easy access to nuggets of information on 17 ‘non core’ speciality areas, including burns and plastics, learning disabilities and rehabilitation A handy quick reference tool for both students and physiotherapists Access to online resources including, reference lists, an image bank, 51 cases studies and over 300 MCQs!