The Handbook of Nausea and Vomiting by M.H. Sleisenger Summary
This study helps clinicians to better understand the relationship of nausea and vomiting to various clinical diseases and disorders, and to treat these symptoms more effectively. It is a practical reference to current medical opinion, providing guidelines to improve clinicial decision-making.
Nausea and Vomiting by John Kucharczyk,David J. Stewart,Alan D. Miller Summary
This volume combines incisive state-of-the-art research regarding nausea and vomiting with articles summarizing current medical knowledge of clinical problems associated with these symptoms. Topics include the historical perspective on research on nausea and emesis, clinical assessments of current and proposed anti-emetic drug therapy, and motion sickness and space sickness. The book features over 30 tables and 6 figures to help simplify the information presented. Nausea and Vomiting: Recent Research and Clinical Advances will interest all scientists who conduct research on how the brain and gastrointestinal system interact in the control of emesis. It will also contain valuable information for clinicians, researchers involved in anti-emetic drug development, and pharmaceutical companies.
Nausea by R. M. Stern,Kenneth L. Koch,Paul Andrews Summary
Nausea is a complex sensation that results from the interaction of certain fixed biological factors, such as gender, with changeable psychological factors, such as anxiety. This is the first book to provide a complete, in-depth explanation of what we know about nausea, along with the latest research results on its causes and treatment. As it is the product of long-term collaboration between scientists from the three main approaches to studying and treating nausea--psychology, gastroenterology, and physiology--the information this book provides is both comprehensive and well integrated. The book is divided into two parts, on mechanisms and management, respectively, and four sections. The chapters in Section I introduce the concept of nausea as a protective control mechanism with individual dynamic thresholds, explain the function of nausea, review past and present conceptions of nausea, and describe the prevalence of nausea in different conditions. Section II includes four basic chapters that review what is known about the physiological bases of nausea. Other chapters explore the roles of the central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, and gastric dysrhythmias. Section III presents the difficult problem of measuring nausea, with chapters focusing on measuring nausea in humans and studying it in animals. Section IV forms the second part of the book, on the management of nausea. The main chapters cover nausea and its treatment in several conditions, including chronic nausea, diabetes, pregnancy, post-operative, cancer and its treatment, and provocative motion. A final chapter discusses future research, including three preliminary studies of novel treatment approaches.
Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer and Cancer Treatment by Paul J. Hesketh Summary
For all cancer professionals interested in minimizing treatment-induced complications for their patients, this volume provides the most up-to-date overview of the topic currently available. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the extent of this problem, the types of nausea and vomiting arising from cancer treatment, a review of pathophysiologic mechanisms and predictive factors, and options available for treatment strategies.
Sartre's Nausea by Alistair Charles Rolls,Elizabeth Rechniewski Summary
Twenty-five years after his death, critics and academics, film-makers and journalists continue to argue over Sartre's legacy. But certain interpretations have congealed around his iconic text Nausea, tending to confine it within the framework provided by the later philosophical work, Being and Nothingness. This volume opens up the text to a range of new approaches within the fields of English and Comparative Literature, as well as Philosophy and French Studies, under the headings : 'Text', 'Context', and 'Intertext': the textual strategies at work within the novel; the literary, cultural and philosophical context of its production; and the intertextual web within which it is situated.This volume will interest a wide public of teachers, students and all those who want to reconsider Sartre's legacy in the twenty-first century.
Nausea and Vomiting: Mechanisms and Treatment by Christopher J. Davis,Gerry V. Lake-Bakaar,David G. Grahame-Smith Summary
The following papers were presented at an international symposium on the mechanisms and treatment of nausea and vomiting in man held in Oxford in 1984. I believe that this meeting was the first occasion on which representatives from such a wide variety of scientific and clinical specialities had come together to review and debate the spectrum of the vomiting phenomenon. An attempt was made to put before an invited international audience all the pertinent facts on the different facets of the topic and then to encourage extensive discussion of the contentious issues. The first day of the meeting was devoted to the basic science ap proach to the problem and the second day to the more clinical aspects. This format has been broadly retained in the layout of the book, with the addition of summary chapters reviewing each day's contributions and focusing upon areas of particular importance. Acknowledgement must here be made to the enormous input from the many participants who either spoke in the debate or rose and themselves gave small presenta tions in addition to those of the invited speakers. The meeting occurred at a time of increasing interest in the problem of nausea and vomiting, especially because of its importance in cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and even in space travel.
Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients by Matti Aapro,Karin Jordan,Petra Feyer Summary
Treatment tolerance is a challenge for most cancer patients, and it is therefore essential that healthcare professionals (HCPs) are quick to recognize adverse events and implement management strategies to address them. Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients provides comprehensive guidance on managing nausea and vomiting, which are common and often severe adverse events experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The book refers to the latest American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) guidelines and will be a useful resource for oncologists, oncology fellows, general physicians, and other HCPs wishing to learn more about the effective management of chemotherapy-and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.
Nausea and Vomiting by Kenneth L. Koch,William L. Hasler Summary
This volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art text for health care professionals who are interested in the diagnosis and treatment of nausea and vomiting. Because the majority of causes of nausea and vomiting arise from disorders of the gastrointestinal system, the text emphasizes the GI system by organ from esophagus to colon. It also reviews how disorders of the abdominal wall, the endocrine system, and autonomic and central nervous systems can contribute to nausea and vomiting syndromes that can be difficult to diagnose. Various treatment modalities are presented and organized in terms of drug treatments, electrical stimulation devices, and dietary therapy and nutritional support. Furthermore, the book is enhanced by chapters on the pathophysiology of nausea, the pathophysiology of vomiting, the physiological changes in the brain during nausea and vomiting, and the psychological underpinnings of nausea and vomiting. And because many children are afflicted with unexplained nausea and vomiting, a chapter devoted to pediatric patients is also included. Written by authorities in the field, Nausea and Vomiting: Diagnosis and Treatment is a valuable resource that will help practitioners and healthcare providers consider specific diagnoses in treating the noxious and burdensome symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
Revival: Nausea and Vomiting (1991) by John (University of Minnesota Hosp.) Kucharczyk,Alan D. Miller,David J Stewart Summary
Nausea and Vomiting: Recent Research and Clinical Advances will interest all scientists who conduct research on how the brain and gastrointestinal system interact in the control of emesis. It will also contain valuable information for clinicians, researchers involved in anti-emetic drug development, and pharmaceutical companies.
Nausea by Ed Kurtz Summary
Since the night he made an ill-advised decision to commit a pair of revenge killings, Nick has made his living as a professional murderer. Early on, he dispensed with guilt or emotion. But after a routine hit gets messy, Nick gets sick and the conscience he thought he’d killed, along with dozens of other marks, comes creeping back into his brain. Now Nick’s profession and life are on the line, and he has begun stalking a perfectly innocent couple to see if he can snuff them out without the slightest hint of remorse … or if the humanity he worked so hard to suppress is making up for lost time. A dark noir novel about human connection and repentance, Nausea is the story of a sociopathic killer in a war with himself, a war in which the lives of an uninvolved couple hang in the balance.
Nausea by N.A Summary
Nausea??taken from the title of Sartre?s 1938 existential novel?is a body of photographs that registers the interiors of public schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia from 1990-92 by American pho- tographer Ron Jude. Departing from mere documentation, however, Jude lures us into peering through windows, doorways and crevices of walls into empty classrooms and corridors, as we become increasingly conscious of the perils of our own gaze. Rousing, rather than abating, the uncertainty of looking,?Nausea? established the building blocks for the next twenty-five years of Jude?s photographic output, including?Other Nature?,?Alpine Star?,?Lick Creek Line and Lago?
Oncologic Emergencies by Sai-Ching Jim Yeung,Carmen P. Escalante Summary
Specialized care for cancer-related emergencies and acute conditions has evolved into a new discipline - a hybrid of oncology and emergency medicine. However, most cancer patients are not treated for their emergencies at specialized centers; rather, they go to acute care facilities in general hospitals or emergency rooms. The purpose of Oncologic Emergencies is to provide an additional resource for primary care providers (internists, family practitioners, advanced clinical practitioners), emergency physicians, oncologists, and other healthcare providers who may not see oncology patients on a regular basis. Written by acute care oncology experts, Oncologic Emergencies is an informative and authoritative review for when cancer patients require acute symptom management. The text is extensively indexed for easy access and retrieval of information. Chapters discuss triage, life and death situations, major presenting symptoms, diagnostic imaging, and pathophysiology of emergency illness. Additional chapters focus on the organ system (including pain emergencies and psychiatric emergencies) with other chapters dedicated to pediatric and geriatric cancer patients. Oncologic Emergencies is a compact, concise and comprehensive guide to the management of acute and emergency situations relating to cancer. Key Features: Features generic names for medications and foreign synonyms to allow for world-wide use Incorporates algorithms, especially for diagnostic approaches or therapeutic management Includes a dual-platform mini-CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations, in fully searchable PDF files
Instruments for Clinical Health-care Research by Marilyn Frank-Stromborg,Sharon Olsen Summary
2004 AJN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER! This Text Facilitates Researching Clinical Concepts And Will Enhance The Focus On Linking Clinical Variable Assessments With Routine Measurement Of Everyday Clinical Interventions. With This Book, Students Will Be Able To: Review Available Instruments That Measure Select Clinical Phenomena; Review Selected Studies Employing Each Tool; Identify An Instrument’S Strengths And Weaknesses; And Develop Instruments For Cross-Cultural Research.
Key Aspects of Comfort by Sandra G. Funk,Elizabeth M. Tornquist,Mary T. Champagne,Laurel A. Copp,Ruth A. Wiese Summary
The Key Aspects books, each of which has won a Book-of-the-Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, are designed to move the ideas and findings of nursing research into the practice setting. Each volume distills dozens of studies into a readable, jargon-free format with immediate relevance to nursing practice, and includes suggestions for implementation.
Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy - E-Book by Charles M. Washington,Dennis T. Leaver Summary
The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond. Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning. Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts. End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review. Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information. Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference. UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success. UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging. NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements. Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements. UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.
Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease E-Book by Robert Wyllie,Jeffrey S. Hyams Summary
Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, by Drs. Robert Wyllie and Jeffrey S. Hyams provides the comprehensive reference you need to treat GI diseases in children. Review the latest developments in the field and get up-to-date clinical information on hot topics like polyps, capsule endoscopy, and pancreatic treatments. With expert guidance from an expanded international author base and online access to 475 board-review-style questions, this latest edition is a must-have for every practicing gastroenterologist. Confirm each diagnosis by consulting a section, organized by symptoms, that presents the full range of differential diagnoses and treatment options for each specific condition. Recognize disease processes at a glance with detailed diagrams that accurately illustrate complex concepts. Stay current with advances in the field by reviewing new chapters on Polyps and Polyposis Syndromes, Capsule Endoscopy and Small Bowel Enteroscopy, Small Bowel Transplantation, IBD, Short Gut Syndrome, Steatosis and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Pancreatic and Islet Cell Transplants. Gain fresh global perspectives from an expanded list of expert international contributors. Sharpen your visual recognition by accessing a color-plate section that displays additional endoscopy images. Prepare for certification or recertification with 475 online board review-style questions, answers, and rationales.
Nurse's Five-minute Clinical Consult by N.A Summary
Covering more than 500 signs and symptoms in a format that is ideal for rapid reference, this consult is alphabetically organized. Each sign and symptom is presented on a two-page spread with consistent headings, including description, incidence, history, assessment guidelines, causes, associated findings, and emergency interventions.
Cannabinoids and the Brain by Attila Köfalvi Summary
Endocannabinoids have tremendous therapeutic potential. This book introduces readers to our current understanding of the neurobiology of endocannabinoids and related systems, detailing their pathophysiological role and therapeutic potential. Authors, experienced clinical investigators, present and analyze results of recent clinical trials as well as the development of new therapeutic strategies and medicines.