Author: Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-01
On Repeat offers an in-depth inquiry into music's repetitive nature. Drawing on a diverse array of fields, it sheds light on a range of issues from repetition's use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and considers related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.
Eric Schrier is turning twenty-three in a week, and he's not sure whether or not he can last that long. He tells the story of his sorrow and loss over the past few years of his life from the comfort of his own home, and his most recent loss has driven him to his inevitable death. His suicide will be most tragic to him because no one will remember him since everyone he has loved ended up leaving him either physically or mentally. The young antihero narrows in on the highlights as well as curses he's endured throughout his life. He recalls his love, disgust, shame, and the hope he has for the world and the people in it. Eric's encounters with characters of similar fates and problems motivate him to keep looking up and to take one day at a time. His constant pondering and daydreaming becomes an agent for depression, as he contemplates his aimless future and what's real and what's not in his world. Eric's narration of a friendship gone awry, his family torn apart through death, and love for his daughter all account for his ultimate decision to take his own life.
Author: Fiona Terry
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: Political Science
Humanitarian groups have failed, Fiona Terry believes, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering. In Condemned to Repeat?, Terry examines the side-effects of intervention by aid organizations and points out the need to acknowledge the political consequences of the choice to give aid. The author makes the controversial claim that aid agencies act as though the initial decision to supply aid satisfies any need for ethical discussion and are often blind to the moral quandaries of aid. Terry focuses on four historically relevant cases: Rwandan camps in Zaire, Afghan camps in Pakistan, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan camps in Honduras, and Cambodian camps in Thailand. Terry was the head of the French section of Medecins sans frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) when it withdrew from the Rwandan refugee camps in Zaire because aid intended for refugees actually strengthened those responsible for perpetrating genocide. This book contains documents from the former Rwandan army and government that were found in the refugee camps after they were attacked in late 1996. This material illustrates how combatants manipulate humanitarian action to their benefit. Condemned to Repeat? makes clear that the paradox of aid demands immediate attention by organizations and governments around the world. The author stresses that, if international agencies are to meet the needs of populations in crisis, their organizational behavior must adjust to the wider political and socioeconomic contexts in which aid occurs.
Work. Sweat. Achieve. You cannot achieve your goals, unless you are interested in, and able to, give your heart, give your whole, put your best in, work really hard, sweat and blood and tears paid in. Do it now. Do not wait for a mystical time in the future. The time is now.
Author: Michael Fry
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-02-15
Human neurological and neuromuscular disorders caused by nucleotide expansion are the focus of growing interest of practicing physicians and of interested biomedical researchers. This volume represents a comprehensive and up-to-date description of many of the better-studied disorders. The authors discuss molecular, clinical and pathological aspects of the diseases as well as our current understanding of their underlying mechanisms.
Author: David E. Noakes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-04-23
"Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics has been the standard reference textbook for veterinary students for many years, as well as for students of animal science and related disciplines; in addition it has also been a useful reference source for the practicing veterinary surgeon. The new edition builds on the success of the previous edition covering normal reproduction and reproductive disorders and diseases in the common and less common domesticated species (llamas, alpacas, camels). The book has been completely revised with full colour throughout to include recent developments in reproductive biology and endocrinology, as well as the new knowledge on the causes and treatment of reproductive disease." "This is a reference text that has been refreshed well and warrants a place on practice bookshelves." - Veterinary Record, Feb 2011 Classic text reference Covering all aspects of reproduction and obstetrics in all common and less common domestic species Only book covering full range of domestic animals Practical clinical approach throughout Thorough updating throughout to reflect changes in practice since the last edition New authors and contributors to ensure contemporary and international approach (contributors from Finland, the Netherlands, USA, Denmark an New Zealand) Full colour throughout
Author: Stacy Loeb
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-04-16
PSA screening remains highly controversial due to several important disadvantages. More PSA is produced with prostatic enlargement and in other benign conditions such as urinary tract infections. False positive tests can then lead to unnecessary diagnostic workup with invasive prostate biopsy. Another major problem with screening programs in general is overdiagnosis of cancers that would not have caused harm during the patient's lifetime. For example, many prostate cancers have a relatively indolent behavior so may not require diagnosis or treatment in a patient with limited life expectancy. All forms of prostate cancer treatment have potential urinary and sexual side effects, so reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment are critical public health issues. Because screening has many proven benefits but also significant harms, there are widely disparate guidelines on prostate cancer screening from major organizations worldwide. This issue of the Urologic Clinics will provide insights into the many different prostate cancer guidelines and related policy issues.
High school is always a drag. Music is the only thing that helps sophomore Annette get through it. When Annette learns from her enemy that her favorite band, Fuchsia Fireball, is coming to town, she has to go. The only problem is that her track meet is the same night as the show, and Annette has to convince her parents and her coach to let her go without getting grounded in the meantime. Now Annette has to find someone go with. Her best friend is too cool for her and only cares about the upcoming dance, but there is this guy online who seems perfect. If he's real, that is. If the stars don't align, Annette may miss her only opportunity to see her favorite band, who she believes is the only thing that makes teenage life bearable.
Author: Winsor Bowsher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Prostate cancer continues to be a major threat to men's health, thesecond most common cancer in men, in many countries. Therefore itis increasingly important that those faced with difficult clinicalquestions make the right decisions. Since the first volume waspublished in 2000, many debates persist but new controversies havealso emerged, reflected in the chapters of this new volume. Newauthors have been recruited to give their insight into newer areasof this controversial topic. Challenges in prostate cancer provides a series ofstate-of-the-art review articles, each of which addresses andanswers a contentious question. It includes chapters on medical andsurgical management of all stages of prostate cancer, clinicalinvestigation, epidemiology, clinical trials and basic scientificresearch and covers issues such as the genetic basis of cancer,clinical economics and influence. The authors have used their expertise to distil the availableevidence into practical advice to be used by busy urologists intheir day-to-day practice. And as well as being an overview ofcurrent practice many chapters attempt to give insights into thefuture direction of prostate cancer research and clinicalmanagement.
Author: J. Stephen Jones
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Prostate biopsy is now one of the most common procedures performed by urologists. This book presents all topics related to the diagnosis of prostate cancer, including risk factor assessment, indications for biopsy, techniques, complications, and emerging technologies in the science. It also covers such important topics in prostate biopsy as PSA, pain prevention, prediction models, and biopsy techniques. The book’s contributors include those who have defined the science of prostate cancer diagnosis and continue to improve upon it. These internationally acclaimed specialists provide their expert opinions on all topics related to prostate cancer diagnosis.
Author: Noel Weidner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-07-08
Modern Surgical Pathology, 2nd Edition presents today's most complete, current, and practical assistance in evaluating and signing out surgical specimens. Nearly 3,000 high-quality color pathology images provide a crystal-clear basis for comparison to any sample you see under the microscope. Clinical, gross, microscopic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic features are integrated as appropriate for all tumors and tumor-like lesions, addressing all of the investigative contexts relevant to formulating an accurate diagnosis. Edited by four leading surgical pathologists - Noel Weidner, MD, Richard J. Cote, MD, Saul Suster, MD and Lawrence M. Weiss, MD - with contributions from more than 70 other experts, Modern Surgical Pathology, 2nd Edition delivers the well-rounded, well-organized, richly illustrated, user-friendly guidance you need to efficiently arrive at confident diagnoses for even the most challenging lesions. Contributions from many leading surgical pathologists give you well-rounded, expert answers to any question that you may face. Clinical, gross, microscopic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic features are correlated as appropriate for every type of surgical pathology specimen, addressing all of the investigative contexts relevant to formulating an accurate diagnosis and thereby ensuring a completely accurate surgical report. Nearly 3,000 brand-new, high-quality color pathology images provide a crystal-clear basis for comparison to any specimen you see under the microscope. A completely rewritten section on the female reproductive tract offers many more illustrations of common entities to help you more easily distinguish between tumors and tumor-like lesions. Expanded coverage of non-neoplastic diseases and disorders makes it easier to recognize benign conditions that can mimic malignancy. The latest classification schemes and criteria for malignancy, incorporated throughout, enable you to include the most current gradings in your reports. A new, more consistent organization explores anatomy/histology, gross and microscopic appearance, adjunct techniques, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis for each neoplastic or non-neoplastic lesion, facilitating rapid consultation in the reporting room. An increased number of differential diagnosis and classification tables expedite diagnosis.
Release Date: 2012-01-09
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