Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E

Author: Gordon Guyatt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071816399

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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The leading guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine--updated with new examples and new chapters Revised and updated to reflect the latest in medical research and evidence-based resources Practical focus and organization to guide clinicians through the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in patient care, using the key questions to assess any new research: What are the results? How serious is the risk of bias? How do I apply the results to patient care? Updated real-world examples drawn from the medical literature New chapters that reflect the changing complexity of medical research and literature, including genetic association studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, network meta-analysis, noninferiority trials, quality improvement, and evidence-based medicine and the theory of knowledge New emphasis on understanding the role of patient preferences and preappraised resources that provide updated evidence and evidence-based recommendations for practice

Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Author: Gregory E. Gray

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626960

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry (EBP) is a must-have resource for informed decision-making in psychiatric practice today. This single, easy-to-use reference will enable practitioners to find answers to clinical questions, critically appraise articles, and apply the results of their findings to patients. This practical handbook provides quick access to EBP theories, tools, and methods. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is a one-stop reference for using the literature to improve patient outcomes. Features include: Practical -- Filled with how-to information, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry outlines the latest techniques for accessing, assessing, and interpreting the literature. Easy to use -- Includes many tables of essential websites for finding reliable information on the Internet, best-practice strategies for searching the medical literature. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry fills an important role as the first EBP text for teaching residents, who are now required to develop such skills to meet the ACGME "practice-based learning and improvement" core competency. Special features for pedagogical use include suggestions for teaching EBP in residency programs, profuse examples from the psychiatric literature, and worksheets for the critical appraisal of clinical trials, diagnostic tests, epidemiologic studies, studies of prognosis, and more. Whether for self-study or use in residency programs, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is the best resource available to help practitioners apply current research findings to their work with patients.

Evidence-based Social Work Practice: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802296

Category: Social Science

Page: 22

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families, 3rd Edition

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW,Manny J. Gonzalez, DSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610830X

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.

Update in the Medical Management of the Long Term Care Patient, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - E-Book

Author: Miguel A. Paniagua

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712450

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This issue brings the geriatrician up to date on topics in Longer-Term-Care such as: Doing Dementia Better: Anthropological Insights, Update on teaching in the Long-Term Care Setting, Pneumonia in the Long-Term Resident, Palliative Care for Patients with Dementia in Long Term Care, Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care Residents, and Nausea and Other Non-Pain Symptoms in Long-term Care.

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Multiple Sclerosis

A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, Second Edition

Author: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN,Dr. Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559291

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

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Education about multiple sclerosis has traditionally been medically oriented and related to disease and dysfunction. In contrast, this brand-new second edition of the Guide continues to focus on staying well in the presence of MS, a disease that - while incurable - can be managed. The book covers a broad spectrum of topics related to MS and its effects, focusing especially on the needs of those who have been living with the disease for some time. Practical tips on self-care are designed to promote maximum independence, well-being, and productivity. The theme of the book - wellness - can be described by the acronym: Weighing options; Eating well; Living to your fullest; Learning new skills; Needing others; Evaluating situations realistically; Surviving stress; and Staying responsible. Contributors to the book are professionals who have a specialty or a special interest in MS. Their suggestions, advice, and strategies come from years of experience in the field. It is their hope that readers will come away with fresh ideas on how to cope with the ever-changing challenges of MS.

Evidence-based Rehabilitation

A Guide to Practice

Author: Mary C. Law,Joy MacDermid

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556427688

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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This text provides the most up-to-date information on evidence-based practice, the concepts underlying evidence-based practice, and implementing evidence into the rehabilitation practice. This text is organized by the steps of the process of evidence-based practice--introduction to evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence, and using the evidence.

Herbs & Natural Supplements

Author: Lesley Braun,Marc Cohen

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729539105

Category: Medical

Page: 1221

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A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students "Recommended evidence-based reference on Complementary Medicines" National Pharmacy Board 2010 Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia and New Zealand. This exhaustive textbook is organised alphabetically by each herb or nutrient's common name. Herbs and nutrients are then accompanied by critical information such as daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more. This new edition of Herbs and Natural Supplements has been expanded with new chapters on pregnancy and wellness. It also features 10 new monographs for Arginine, Dunaliella, Elde, Goji, Pelargonium, Prebiotics, Red Yeast Rice, Rhodioloa, Shatavari and Taurine. . provides current, evidence-based information on herbal, nutritional and food supplements used in Australia and New Zealand . is user-friendly and easily organised by easy-to-find A-Z herbal monographs . appendices offering important additional information for the safe use of herbal and nutritional supplements, including a list of poison information centres, associations, manufacturers and more . offers clear, comprehensive tables including herb/natural supplement - drug interactions . lists the pharmacological actions of all herbs and natural supplements . a glossary of terms relevant to herbs and natural supplements . two comprehensive new chapters: Herbs and Natural Supplements in Pregnancy and Introduction to Wellness . all chapters completely updated and expanded . ten new monographs taking the total to 130 . now also available as an eBook! A code inside Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material

Documentation for Rehabilitation

A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy

Author: Lori Quinn,James Gordon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323312349

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Better patient management starts with better documentation! Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition shows how to accurately document treatment progress and patient outcomes. Designed for use by rehabilitation professionals, documentation guidelines are easily adaptable to different practice settings and patient populations. Realistic examples and practice exercises reinforce concepts and encourage you to apply what you’ve learned. Written by expert physical therapy educators Lori Quinn and James Gordon, this book will improve your skills in both documentation and clinical reasoning. A practical framework shows how to organize and structure PT records, making it easier to document functional outcomes in many practice settings, and is based on the International Classification for Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model — the one adopted by the APTA. Coverage of practice settings includes documentation examples in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, and nursing homes, as well as a separate chapter on documentation in pediatric settings. Guidelines to systematic documentation describe how to identify, record, measure, and evaluate treatment and therapies — especially important when insurance companies require evidence of functional progress in order to provide reimbursement. Workbook/textbook format uses examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce your understanding of concepts. NEW Standardized Outcome Measures chapter leads to better care and patient management by helping you select the right outcome measures for use in evaluations, re-evaluations, and discharge summaries. UPDATED content is based on data from current research, federal policies and APTA guidelines, including incorporation of new terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist 3.0 and ICD-10 coding. EXPANDED number of case examples covers an even broader range of clinical practice areas.

Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice

Author: Dianne V. Jewell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 128406607X

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Third Edition provides readers with the information and tools needed to appreciate the philosophy, history, and value of evidence-based practice, understand what constitutes evidence, search efficiently for applicable evidence in the literature, evaluate the findings in the literature, and integrate the evidence with clinical judgment and individual patient preferences and values. This unique handbook marries the best elements of multiple texts into a single accessible guide. Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Third Edition is updated and revised, including a vibrant 2-color engaging layout, improved organization, additional statistics coverage, and expanded resources for instructors and students. Its reader-friendly style facilitates learning and presents the knowledge and skills essential for physical therapist students to develop a foundation in research methods and methodologies related to evidence-based medicine. Students will learn how evaluate research designs, appraise evidence, and apply research in clinical practice. This is a comprehensive resource no physical therapist or student should be without. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION • Features a new two-color design • Includes updated research examples • Presents statistics coverage in two chapters with more manageable content to review Description and Inference • Contains expanded content related to qualitative research designs • Provides qualitative research examples to illustrate the contribution of these designs to a physical therapist’s ability to discern and understand individual patient/client applications • Explores examples of circumstances where biases and limitations have resulted in errors • Offers new instructor and student resources INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES • Sample Syllabus (corresponding with APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0 and the 2016 CAPTE Evaluative Criteria) • PowerPoint Presentations for each chapter • New Test Bank with 150 questions • Revised Sample Evidence Appraisal Worksheets • Helpful Resource List with additional references • Answer Key - Sample Answers for End of Chapter Questions STUDENT RESOURCES: Navigate Companion Website, including: Crossword Puzzles, Flashcards, Interactive Glossary, Practice Quizzes, Web Links, Screenshots of electronic databases

Digitale Bildverarbeitung

Eine Einführung mit Java und ImageJ

Author: Wilhelm Burger,Mark James Burge

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 354027653X

Category: Computers

Page: 532

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Die Autoren geben eine fundierte Einführung in die wichtigsten Methoden der digitalen Bildverarbeitung. Dabei steht die praktische Anwendbarkeit im Vordergrund, formale und mathematische Aspekte sind auf das Wesentliche reduziert, ohne dabei auf eine präzise und konsistente Vorgehensweise zu verzichten. Der Text eignet sich für technisch orientierte Studiengänge ab dem 3.Semester und basiert auf der mehrjährigen Lehrerfahrung der Autoren zu diesem Thema. Der Einsatz in der Lehre wird durch zahlreiche praktische Übungsaufgaben unterstützt. Das Buch eignet sich auch als detaillierte Referenz für Praktiker und Anwender gängiger Verfahren der digitalen Bildverarbeitung, z.B. in der Medizin, der Materialprüfung, der Robotik oder der Medientechnik. Softwareseitig basiert das Buch auf der in Java implementierten und frei verfügbaren Bildverarbeitungsumgebung ImageJ.

Evidenz-basierte Medizin

Praxis-Handbuch für Verständnis und Anwendung der EBM ; 42 Tabellen

Author: Gerd Antes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783131356819

Category: Evidenz-basierte Medizin

Page: 145

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Health technology assessment

Konzepte, Methoden, Praxis für Wissenschaft und Entscheidungsfindung

Author: Matthias Perleth,Reinhard Busse

Publisher: MWV

ISBN: 3939069221

Category: Medical

Page: 259

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Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement

A Guide to Improving Your Patient's Care

Author: Gregory S. Ogrinc,Jcr

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources

ISBN: 1599405695

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Rev. ed. of: Fundamentals of health care improvement: a guide to improving your patients' care / Gregory S. Ogrinc and Linda A. Headrick. c2008.

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice

Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ph.D. RN,Bernadette Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Publisher: Lww

ISBN: 9781451190946

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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A thoroughly updated edition of this best-selling book is a user-friendly guide to implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare.

Medizinische Mikrobiologie

Author: Ernest Jawetz,Joseph L. Melnick,Edward A. Adelberg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662001551

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Die Autoren haben beabsichtigt, diejenigen Gebiete der medizinischen Mikrobiologie kurz, exakt und in ihrem gegenwärtigen Stand darzustellen, die für die Infektionskrankheiten und ihre Chemotherapie von besonderer Bedeutung sind. Das Buch wendet sich in erster Linie an Medizinstudenten, außerdem an alle Ärzte in Krankenhaus und Praxis. Die Notwendigkeit für ein klares Verständnis der mlkrobiologischen Grundtatsachen ist in den letzten Jahren stärker geworden, da in Biochemie, Virologie und Chemotherapie so wie auf weiteren, die Medizin beeinflussenden Gebieten bedeutende Entwicklungen statt gefunden haben. Ein wesendicher Teil dieses Lehrbuches ist deswegen der Darstellung der Grundlagen gewidmet, wodurch sich das Buch auch für die Einführung des Studenten in den mikrobiologischen Kurs als brauchbar erweisen wird. Für die neue Auflage wurde ein Kapitel über Virus und Krebs neu geschrieben, und das Kapitel über antimikrobielle Chemotherapie wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet. Die Autoren freuen sich, bei dem Erscheinen der 7. amerikanischen Ausgabe von einer spanischen, deutschen, italienischen und griechischen Ausgabe, sowie von der Vorbereitung für eine serbokroatische Übersetzung berichten zu können. Die Autoren möchten nochmals allen danken, die ihnen bei der Bearbeitung dieser Auf lage behilflich waren, und die es ihnen durch ihre Kommentare und ihre Kritik ermöglicht haben, die in 2jährigen Abständen erscheinenden Revisionen dieses Buches auf dem neu esten Stand zu halten. ERNEsr JAWETZ JOSEPH L MELNICK San Frandsco, August 1966 EnWARD A AnELBERG III Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Kapitell Die ~lt der Mikroben 8 Kapitel 2 Cytologie der Bakterien Optische Methoden 8 9 Eukaryote Zellstrukturen Prokaryote Zellstrukturen . 12 14 Cytoplasmatische Strukturen. 27 Färbeverfahren .

Infusion Nursing - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Infusion Nurses Society,Ann Corrigan,Lisa Gorski,Judy Hankins,Roxanne Perucca,Mary Alexander

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710067

Category: Medical

Page: 625

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With a new focus on evidence-based practice, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference covers every aspect of infusion therapy and can be applied to any clinical setting. Completely updated content brings you the latest advances in equipment, technology, best practices, guidelines, and patient safety. Other key topics include quality management, ethical and legal issues, patient education, and financial considerations. Ideal as a practical clinical reference, this essential guide is also a perfect review tool for the CRNI examination. Authored by the Infusion Nurses Society, this highly respected reference sets the standard for infusion nursing practice. Coverage of all 9 core areas of INS certification makes this a valuable review resource for the examination. Material progresses from basic to advanced to help new practitioners build a solid foundation of knowledge before moving on to more advanced topics. Each chapter focuses on a single topic and can serve as a stand-alone reference for busy nursing professionals. Expanded coverage of infusion therapy equipment, product selection, and evaluation help you provide safe, effective care. A separate chapter on infusion therapy across the continuum offers valuable guidance for treating patients with infusion therapy needs in outpatient, long-term, and home-care, as well as hospice and ambulatory care centers. Extensive information on specialties addresses key areas such as oncology, pain management, blood components, and parenteral nutrition. An evidence-based approach and new Focus on Evidence boxes throughout the book emphasize the importance of research in achieving the best possible patient outcomes. The user-friendly design highlights essential information in handy boxes, tables, and lists for quick access. Completely updated coverage ensures you are using the most current infusion therapy guidelines available.

Eugen Bleuler, 1857-1939

Polyphrenie und Schizophrenie

Author: Christian Scharfetter

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728130370

Category: Physicians

Page: 527

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