Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2012

Author: B.K. Wiederhold
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781614991212
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Medical

Healthcare delivery systems have evolved greatly in recent years thanks to technological advances. Shifts in care, diagnosis and treatment have decreased the importance of traditional methods of care delivery and new ways have been developed to monitor and treat heart disease, inflammation and infection, cancer, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Monitoring techniques, in combination with imaging and telemetrics, can provide real-time, continuous evaluation of many conditions, and technology has not only helped to extend our lifespan but has contributed to an improved quality of life for all citizens. This book examines and summarizes current and emerging trends in cybertherapy. It is divided into five main sections: critical reviews; evaluation studies; original research; clinical observations; and work in progress. The book underlines the progress cybertherapy has made in treating a variety of disorders; it also explores the challenges still to be faced, including the development of easy-to-use and more affordable hardware and software, as well as objective measurement tools. It also highlights the need to address potential side effects, and the importance of implementing more controlled studies to evaluate the strength of cybertherapy in comparison to traditional therapies, and will be of interest to all those involved in the delivery of healthcare today.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 32 2012

Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108753
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Social Science

"This collection is a timely and excellent contribution to the study of resilience and the field of gerontology."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics provides a comprehensive examination of critical issues on resilience in a variety of life domains central to the well-being of older persons. It examines the role of resilience in determining adjustment and function in the domains of health, grief and bereavement, physical activity and functioning, spirituality, work, retirement, intellectual/cognitive functioning, coping with life events, care giving, and mental health interventions. The first section of the book addresses such domains of resilience as immunological function, stress and mood disorders, emotional and cognitive resilience, adjustment to cultural and environmental changes, and spirituality. Section two is concerned with practical applications of resilience. A developmental family perspective is used to examine differences in adaptation to age-related challenges. The role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation is discussed as is adaptive coping in regard to loss and trauma. The text also explores resilience in regard to career management, retirement, and volunteerism, considers resilience as a component of health in regard to public policy, and examines exemplary public health programs and policies and the relationship of resilience to health care finance. Also addressed is resilience in caregiving as a mutually beneficial process, clinical interventions that enhance resilience, and resilience from a lifespan developmental perspective. Key Features: Synthesizes the best current research in the field, with direct practice implications Addresses resilience in regard to immunological function, emotional and cognitive resilience, and spirituality Explores the role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation, career management and retirement, person-environ fit, and public health and policy Examines directions for future research and resilience-oriented interventions

Annual Review of Nursing Research Volume 30 2012

Author: Mary Pat Couig, MPH, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826110336
Release Date: 2012-10-20
Genre: Medical

This landmark annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to nurses everywhere. The purpose of this annual review is to critically examine the full gamut of literature on key topics in nursing practice, including nursing theory, care delivery, nursing education, and the professional aspects of nursing. Past volumes of Annual Review of Nursing Research have addressed critical issues such as: Chronic illness Geriatrics Alcohol abuse Patient safety Rural nursing Tobacco use Nursing workforce issues Genetics For the first time ever, we invite readers to purchase either individual issues of this annual review, or to subscribe to the complete periodical and gain access to all previously published and forthcoming issues.

Federal Circuit Annual Review 2012 Edition

Author: ASPEN PUB
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9781454811596
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Law

The essential practice aid for patent practitioners, Federal Circuit Annual Review (formerly titled Alston & Bird's Federal Circuit Annual Review) presents and summarizes all the precedential patent cases that come down each year from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following a valuable overview of the most important decisions issued in the previous year, the cases are organized by legal subject matter and points of law. No other resource provides such a clear compilation of the Federal Circuit's patent-related opinions, including legal analysis of the most relevant holdings in each case. A resource used by judges throughout the country, Federal Circuit Annual Review presents more than a collection of quotes from each case; the summaries provide reliable insights into each opinion in a short and concise manner, presenting enough detail for you to clearly understand the holding and whether it is applicable to the issues in your case. Each case summary follows the same, logical format: An introductory paragraph summarizing the most relevant holdings of the opinion with an indication of the particular technology at issue Several paragraphs providing factual background and context A clear explanation of the pertinent legal holdings An explanation of any dissenting or concurring opinion

The Obits The New York Times Annual 2012

Author: William McDonald
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761169420
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The obits. It’s the first section many of us turn to when we open the paper, not to see who died, but rather to find out about who lived to discover the interesting lives of people who’ve made a mark. A new annual that collects nearly 300 of the best of The New York Times obituaries from the previous year, The Obits Annual 2012 is a compelling, addictive-as-salted-peanuts “who’s who” of some of the most fascinating people of the twentieth century. Written by top journalists each entry is a jewel, a miniature, nuanced biography filled with the facts we love to read, with the surprise and serendipity of life. There’s David L. Wolper, the producer of Roots—and the story of how he got his start purchasing film footage from Sputnik. The jazz singer, Abbey Lincoln, and her change from glamorous performer—she owned a dress of Marilyn Monroe’s—to civil rights activist (she burned the Monroe dress). Owsley Stanley, the quirky perfecter of LSD, who blamed a heart attack on the fact that his mother made him eat broccoli as a child. Patricia Neal—known by most as a movie star, but her real life, filled with tragedy, adversity, and incredible professional ups and downs, is almost a surreal play of triumph and tragedy. Arranged chronologically, like the obits themselves, it’s a deliciously random walk through the recent past, meeting the philosophers, newsmen, spies, publishers, moguls, soul singers, baseball managers, Nobel Prize winners, models, and others who’ve shaped the world.

Annual Review of Nursing Research Volume 32 2014

Author: Patricia Watts Kelley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826128096
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Medical

Presenting a state-of-the-art annual review of the most significant military innovations in health care research, this new volume focuses primarily on health care innovations that have been developed in response to injuries sustained during the conflict in Iraq and the nearby region. It addresses physical injuries such as burns, pain management, and transplants as well as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and moral injury. Topics include clinical knowledge development, moral injury, battlefield resuscitation, battlefield transport, Ethical decision-making, PTSD and sequelae of war, military families, quality of life and reintegration, transplantation, burns, heavy metal toxicity, battlefield toxicology, infectious disease, monitoring of pandemics, epigenetics of agent orange, CAM, malignant hyperthermia and caffeine abuse, and pain management. Key Features: Distills research about the most important health care innovations resulting from the Iraqi conflict Presents the research findings of foremost experts in military health care Explores the effectiveness of emerging interventions Diseminnates important but under-reported research

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 33 2013

Author: Jean-Marie Robine, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826109958
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Social Science

Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-oldónonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors promoting healthy survival and/or ensuring a good quality of life for the oldest elderly. It features an international representation that includes Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, and North America. The Annual disseminates the most current research regarding this population and notes gaps in our knowledge. The book addresses ongoing demo-epidemiological changes regarding longevity, estimates of oldest-old populations, and prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases, frailty, and old-age dependency. The meaning of healthy longevity as a theoretical concept is explored. Grounded in the fundamental issue of whether or not the prevalence of poor health or poor quality of life inevitably increases with age, recent research and ongoing studies from a variety of perspectives are presented from several nations. The book clarifies the known and hypothetical factors favoring healthy longevity, from genes to social integration. Additionally, chapters explore gender differences in age trajectories and changes over time. Special attention is given to the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity. Key Features: Disseminates new scholarly research about a rapidly growing segment of the populationóthe oldest old Offers multidisciplinary and international perspectives about the factors that promote healthy survival and improve quality of life Addresses the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity Provides important information regarding health care costs for this population Includes the research of seasoned and emerging scholars

2012 Poet s Market

Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599632308
Release Date: 2011-09-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides poets with information on more than one thousand commercial and literary markets for their work, details of payments and submission guidelines, interviews with poets, publishers, and editors

Annual review of the MPs scheme of business costs and expenses 2012

Author: Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0102976015
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This year's, the fourth, review of the MPs' Business costs & expenses scheme is much about refining rules rather than making substantive changes. It pays special attention to MPs' needs for staff. It gives MPs a clear budget limit for staff, but one that allows flexibility so as to reflect the differences in their ways of work. This Review also explored the separation between parliamentary functions and party political activities

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2012 Working Together To Support Global Recovery

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781475511321
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The IMF's 2012 Annual Report chronicles the response of the Fund's Executive Board and staff to the global financial crisis and other events during financial year 2012, which covers the period from May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012. The print version of the Report is available in eight languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish), along with a CD-ROM (available in English only) that includes the Report text and ancillary materials, including the Fund's Financial Statements for FY2012.

Time Annual 2007

Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 1933405848
Release Date: 2007-02-20
Genre: Reference

Surveys the principal events of 2006 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine.

Accountability Mechanism Policy 2012

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9789290926153
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

At the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in May 2010, the President announced a joint Board and Management review of the Accountability Mechanism. This paper gives the summary of the review in which the main objective was to examine the scope for improvements in the Accountability Mechanism. The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures. It consists of two separate but complementary functions: consultation phase and compliance review phase.

Review Body on Doctors and Dentists Remuneration fortieth report 2012

Author: Stationery Office (U.k.)
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0101830122
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Medical

In the June 2010 Budget, the government announced a two year public sector pay freeze from 2011-12 for public sector workforces earning in excess of £21,000 per annum on a full-time equivalent basis. Due to the pay freeze, the Review Body is not required to make recommendations on the remuneration of doctors and dentists, including independent contractor general medical practitioners (GMPs) and general dental practitioners (GDPs), in the United Kingdom for 2012-13, as all doctors and dentists have full-time equivalent earnings of more than £21,000 per annum. In the context of this revised remit, the Review Body has continued to monitor recruitment, retention, motivation and other relevant matters, and those topics form the bulk of this report.