Getting Started in Health Research


grey Getting Started in Health ResearchBy the time you’ve read this book, you’ll be ready to design your own research project. Not everyone in clinical research is a scientific investigator. In fact, a large proportion of health professionals undertaking a research project are working in clinical care, as junior doctors, nurses or allied health.

For them a book that begins with the basics of study design and takes them through all the stages to data collection, analysis, and submission for publication is vital. Getting Started in Health Research is the answer. Lively case studies provide a continuous narrative, addressing the pitfalls and problems that can occur. Calling upon their vast experience of teaching health research methodology, these authors have turned a seemingly daunting task into a challenging and enjoyable prospect.

Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care


grey Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self CareTrue wellness begins at the energetic level. As traditional healers have known for thousands of years-and as modern medicine is affirming today-we have a subtle energy field that is as important to our well-being as our physical body is. With Energy Healing, integrative physician Ann Marie Chiasson offers a complete guidebook of easy-to-use energy practices to enhance our health and vitality.

Drawing from the material she teaches at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chiasson explores: Our subtle anatomy-understanding the chakras, meridians, and the key principles of energy medicine. Self-diagnosis techniques for sensing the movement of energy in our bodies. Practices for daily self-care and specific techniques to

Cancer Imaging: Lung and Breast Carcinomas


grey Cancer Imaging: Lung and Breast CarcinomasThis two-volume reference book will present imaging technology currently used in clinics or at experimental stages for diagnosis and/or early detection of various cancers, including anticancer vaccines, surgical techniques, chemotherapy, radiation, and gene therapies. Cancers discussed will include breast, lung, liver, prostate, cervical, brain, gastrointestinal, ovarian, gallbladder, esophageal, head and neck, bronchial, bone, thyroid, pancreatic, lymphoma, melanoma & MM malignancies.

Approximately 100 research scientists and clinicians from more than 20 countries will contribute chapters. Concentrates on the application of imaging technology to the diagnosis and prognosis of lung and breast carcinomas, the two major world-wide malignancies. Addresses relationship between radiation dose

Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan


grey Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the LifespanThis book Edited by Larry C. James, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA John Linton, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Environmental, genetic, psychological, and societal factors interact to produce obesity, a chronic condition of epidemic proportions. The Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan guides professionals in meeting this complex challenge with a multidisciplinary palette of evidence-based interventions that can be tailored to men and women across the lifespan, regardless of background.

This unique reference combines salient research data and hands-on clinical applications for use with overweight patients, from the very young to the very old, and includes a “treatment resources” section with extra materials to bolster therapy-all

CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy


grey CT Anatomy for RadiotherapyKnowledge of CT anatomy is increasingly vital in daily radiotherapy practice, especially with more widespread use of cross-sectional image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) techniques. Existing CT anatomy texts are predominantly written for the diagnostic practitioner and do not always address the radiotherapy issues while emphasising structures that are not common to radiotherapy practice.

“CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy” is a new radiotherapy-specific text that is intended to prepare the reader for CT interpretation for both IGRT and treatment planning. It is suitable for undergraduate students, qualified therapy radiographers, dosimetrists and may be of interest to oncologists and registrars engaged in treatment planning. All essential structures relevant

Neuroimaging in Addiction


grey Neuroimaging in AddictionNeuroimaging in Addiction presents an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the functional and structural imaging human studies that have greatly advanced our understanding of this complex disorder. Approaching addiction from a conceptual rather than a substance-specific perspective, this book integrates broad neuropsychological constructs that consider addiction as a neuroplastic process with genetic, developmental, and substance-induced contributions. 

The internationally recognized contributors to this volume are leaders in clinical imaging with expertise that spans the addiction spectrum. Following a general introduction, an overview of neural circuitry and modern non-invasive imaging techniques provides the framework for subsequent chapters on

The Cook’s Herb Garden


grey The Cooks Herb GardenWith a catalog of 150 different culinary herbs and their varieties, more than 30 recipes, step-by-step photographs on how to plant, nurture, harvest, and store, and flavor charts that list the best herbs to partner with popular ingredients, The Cook’s Herb Garden shows you how to grow your own supply of herbs whether on a window ledge, in pots, on the patio, or in a vegetable garden.

With a catalog of 150 different culinary herbs and their varieties, more than 30 recipes, step-by-step photographs on how to plant, nurture, harvest, and store, and flavor charts that list the best herbs to partner with popular ingredients, The Cook’s Herb Garden shows you how to grow your own supply of herbs whether on a window ledge, in pots, on the patio, or in a

Advances in Cancer Research, Volume 84


grey Advances in Cancer Research, Volume 84The Advances in Cancer Research series provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research.

This volume presents outstanding and original reviews on a variety of topics, including gene expression in inherited breast cancer, multiparameter analyses of cell cycle regulation in tumorigenesis, Rho GTPases in transformation and metastasis, the myc oncogene, genetic requirements for the episomal maintenance of oncogenic herpesvirus genomes, treatment of Epstein-Barr virus-associated malignancies with specific T cells, the role of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in cancer, chronic immune activation and inflammation in the pathogenesis of AIDS and cancer, and molecular biology of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner


grey Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse PractitionerClinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner is a key resource for advanced practice nurses and graduate students seeking to test their skills in assessing, diagnosing, and managing cases in family and primary care.  Composed of more than 70 cases ranging from common to unique, the book compiles years of experience from experts in the field.

Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner is organized chronologically, presenting cases from neonatal to geriatric care in a standard approach built on the SOAP format.  This includes differential diagnosis and a series of critical thinking questions ideal for self-assessment or classroom use. This includes differential diagnosis and a series of critical thinking questions ideal for self-assessment or classroom use.

Neuroimaging in Developmental Clinical Neuroscience


grey Neuroimaging in Developmental Clinical NeuroscienceModern neuroimaging offers tremendous opportunities for gaining insights into normative development and a wide array of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Focusing on ontogeny, this text covers basic processes involved in both healthy and atypical maturation, and also addresses the range of neuroimaging techniques most widely used for studying children.

This book will enable you to understand normative structural and functional brain maturation and the mechanisms underlying basic developmental processes; become familiar with current knowledge and hypotheses concerning the neural bases of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders; and learn about neuroimaging techniques, including their unique strengths and limitations. Coverage includes normal developmental processes