This gripping novel presents an experienced and acclaimed neurosurgeon in search of the understanding between the brain's connection between body and soul. When four seriously ill patients are admitted under his care, Dr. Ingram is forced to make decisions in his highly structured life, both personal and professional.
This review of concepts in critical care physiology focuses on monitoring and management, with content limited to discussion of the four key organ systems and four topics in integrative physiology (oxygen kinetics, fluid and electrolytes, host defences and metabolism/nutrition).
This pocket-sized companion to Dr. Bartlett's Critical Care Physiology brings you unique charts, tables, diagrams, and algorithms - on laminated "write on/wipe off" reusable pages - for monitoring and managing your critically ill patients. Now in its 13th edition, this popular, time-tested handbook focuses on physiology, pathophysiology, and macro physiologic management of acutely ill patients and presents the protocols for patient care used in the surgical intensive care units at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
An Athlete’s Guide to Agents, Fifth Edition is designed to better prepare athletes and their families to screen, select, and work with an agent. It teaches families about the importance of sports agents and allows athletes and their families to be active participants instead of handing all power away to a sports agent upon signing an agency contract. It examines: agent services and fees, financial management, insurance, endorsements, replacing an agent, renegotiating and holding out, and NCAA regulations.
Applications of synthetic materials in medicine date back over 4000 year2. The Egyptians used linen as sutures. In the Roman Empire, gold was used in dentistry. Perhaps even earlier, ivory and bone may have been used in the body by practitioners of the healing arts. The historical origins of modem biomaterials science are also hard to precisely trace, but many of the ideas that define biomaterials as we know them today evolved in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Surface modification technology has played a prominent role in biomaterials science, and has paralleled the evolution of the modem field. In a symposium organized by the Artifical Heart Program of the NIH National Heart Institute and the Artificial Kidney program of the NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1968, there were already a number of presentations on surface modification. Surface characterization at that time included scanning electron microscopy, ellipsometry, contact angle methods, and infrared internal reflection methods.