Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children

Ozek, M.M., Cinalli, G., Maixner, W., Sainte-Rose, C. (Eds.)

This book, written by experts from across the world, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview covering all aspects of posterior fossa neoplasms in pediatric patients, including medulloblastoma, ependymoma, cerebellar astrocytoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, chordoma, brain stem tumors, and rarer entities. For each tumor type, individual chapters are devoted to genetics, radiological evaluation using advanced imaging techniques, surgery, pathology, oncology, and radiation treatment. In addition, a separate section describes the various surgical approaches that may be adopted and offers guidance on the treatment of hydrocephalus and the role of intraoperative mapping and monitoring. Useful information is also provided on anatomy, clinical presentation, neurological evaluation, and molecular biology. The book closes by discussing in detail immediate postoperative care, the management of surgical complications, and longer-term rehabilitation and support. Posterior fossa tumors are the most common pediatric brain tumors but are often difficult to treat owing to their proximity to critical brain structures and their tendency to cause marked intracranial hypertension. Practitioners of all levels of experience will find Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children to be a richly illustrated, state of the art guide to the management of these tumors that will serve as an ideal reference in clinical practice.

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Intrauterine Insemination

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Intrauterine Insemination

Author: Allahbadia Gautam N, Merchant Rubina

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) has a major role in current fertility care as there is good evidence in the literature that IUI is the best first line treatment and most cost-effective procedure for moderate male factor subfertility. Furthermore, in couples with unexplained subfertility, IUI combined with ovulation induction, with clomiphene or gonadotropins, is often chosen before resorting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). The appropriateness of starting with these low and intermediate intensity treatments is supported by evidence that CC/IUI increases cycle fecundity two- to three-fold, and FSH/IUI, three- to five-fold over the baseline chance of pregnancy in this patient group. For these, as well as physical and spiritual reasons, IUI combined with ovulation induction is often a natural starting point for couples, especially when female age and duration of subfertility are favorable. The key to the success with IUI is the use of the most appropriate semen preparation techniques. These techniques, used in IUI, were developed to separate the motile morphological normal spermatozoa. This book on intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a splendid theoretical and practical guide with many issues relating to IUI, including proper semen analysis and morphology, semen preparation and semen cryopreservation.
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EMS Documentation Field Guide

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.

More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.Additional Titles by this AuthorOxygen AdministrationISBN-13: 9781449641887Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and InjuredISBN-13: 9781284080179Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and InjuredISBN-13: 9781284075359

EMS providers learn the skills that enable them to give state-of-the-art care at the scene. Unfortunately, how to document that care so that it is not called into question two days or even two years down the road is often not taught in-depth. In order to help EMTs with this important subject when they need it most – in the field - we assembled this water resistant, pocket-sized guide for providers at all levels, examining many of the common calls EMTs receive and following a standard protocol for the preparation of EMS run reports.

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Uncemented Femoral Stems for Revision Surgery

LE BEGUEC, P., Canovas, F., Roche, O., Goldschild, M., Batard, J.

Choosing an uncemented femoral prosthesis means first choosing a concept and to be effective, an operator has to have access to all the information that will allow them to reach the desired goals. This is the first step to be made.

The quality of a surgical procedure does not depend on the manual skills of the surgeon performing it, but on how he has prepared and performed the operation “virtually” before actually performing it. This is the second step.

An operating technique must be adapted to the chosen concept and the purpose of every surgical procedure must be clearly formulated and understood by the operator. This is the third step.

Every surgeon has to have a reliable and rigorous radiological method of analysis for evaluating overall results and which suggests ways of improving results.

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