The potential value of artificial neural networks (ANNs) as a predictor of malignancy has
now been widely recognised. The concept of ANNs dates back to the early part of the 20th
century; however, their latest resurrection started in earnest in the 1980s when they were
applied to many problems in the areas of pattern recognition, control, and optimisation.
(BQ) Ebook CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015 is the 54th edition of this single-source reference for practitio-ners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. The book emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and to subspecial-ists who provide general car.
Defining the Extent of Disease and the Prognosis The first priority in patient management after the diagnosis of cancer is established and shared with the patient is to determine the extent of disease. The curability of a tumor usually is inversely proportional to the tumor burden. Ideally, the tumor will be diagnosed before symptoms develop or as a consequence of screening efforts (Chap. 78). A very high proportion of such patients can be cured.
Tumor markers may be useful in patient management in certain tumors. Response to therapy may be difficult to gauge with certainty. However, some tumors produce or elicit the production of markers that can be measured in the serum or urine and, in a particular patient, rising and falling levels of the marker are usually associated with increasing or decreasing tumor burden, respectively. Some clinically useful tumor markers are shown in Table 77-5.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Wertheim cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: Clinical and neurophysiological study of peroneal nerve mononeuropathy after substantial weight loss in patients suffering from major depressive and schizophrenic disorder: Suggestions on patients' management...
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Clinical review: How is risk defined in high-risk surgical patient management?
(BQ) Part 2 book "Sleepy or sleepless - Clinical approach to the sleep patient" presents the following contents: Key history and physical examination findings for the sleepless or restless patient, assessment and management of insomnia, the parasomnias, the sleepless child, sleeplessness during and after pregnancy,...
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(BQ) Part 2 book "Clinical and diagnostic virology" presents the following contents: Other related agents, clinical syndromes (Viral eye infections, the common cold, respiratory virus infections, atypical pneumonia,...), diagnostic techniques, patient management.
Twenty years ago in the twenty-first edition of the
Principles and Practice of Medicine, the authors
described what was then the practice for the pharmacologic
therapy of patients with heart failure,
which included digoxin and a diuretic . In addition,
the authors noted that recent studies had
supported the potential use of vasodilators in the
treatment of this population of patients.
Exact evidence about incidence of sleep disorders in patients with epilepsy is not available,
but it is supposed, that the amount is higher in patients with epilepsy than in general
population. For example patients with partial epilepsy have twice higher appearence of
sleep disorders as in healthy group (39% vs 18%) (Bazil, 2003). According to this study
higher presence of sleep disorders did not correlate with antiepileptic therapy.
According to Foldvary-Schaefer (2002) patients with epilepsy have problems with
initialization of sleep and have worse quality of sleep.
Inflammatory bowel disease research is changing.
Progress in defining and treating these diseases is advancing
in lock step with the furious pace of technological
advances that continue to refine the tools of discovery.
With sequencing of the entire genome completed, genetics
research is providing direction for molecular and immunological
in vivo and in vitro investigation, which in
turn directs the development of targeted therapeutics.
Tham khảo tài liệu 'gynecological cancer patients’ differentiated use of help from a nurse navigator: a qualitative study', y tế - sức khoẻ, sức khỏe phụ nữ phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
Drug therapy has an effect on the management of patients in
dentistry. Many drugs produce oro-dental problems; in addition
concurrent medication can interact with drugs which the dentist may
prescribe. The aim of this dictionary is to draw together the effects of
drugs on the teeth, oral and perioral structures and highlight drug
interactions which impact on dental treatment. Drugs taken by outpatients
which may be encountered in general dental practice and
interactions with drugs contained in the Dental Practitioners Formulary
have been included.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 12. Pain: Pathophysiology and Management
Pain: Pathophysiology and Management:
The task of medicine is to preserve and restore health and to relieve suffering. Understanding pain is essential to both these goals. Because pain is universally understood as a signal of disease, it is the most common symptom that brings a patient to a physician's attention. The function of the pain sensory system is to protect the body and maintain homeostasis. It does this by detecting, localizing, and identifying tissue-damaging processes.
Degenerative mitral valve (МV) disease is a common disorder affecting around 2% of the
population (Enriquez-Sarano M et al., 2009). The most common ending in patients with
degenerative valve disease is leaflet rolapsed due to elongation or rupture of the chordal
apparatus, resulting in varying degrees of МV regurgitation due to leaflet malcoaptation
during ventricular contraction.
In this study, we make use of a complete dataset of property trades by institutional-grade
REITs who are legally mandated to report such trades to the SEC in their 10-K and 10-Q reports,
thus providing both complete trading information and eliminating selection bias. We augment
this information with a dataset of property trades made by portfolio managers of private entities,
such as commingled real-estate funds, who have legally committed to disclose this information to
a private data collector under a strict non-disclosure agreement.
This comprehensive text explores the philosophy that all nurses are leaders who use creative decision making, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning to create a work environment that is efficient, cost-effective, and committed to quality care. Broad and comprehensive coverage encompasses leadership and management theories and processes by synthesizing information from nursing, health care, general administration and management, and leadership literature.
Treatment of Neuropathic Pain It is important to individualize treatment for patients with neuropathic pain. Several general principles should guide therapy: the first is to move quickly to provide relief; a second is to minimize drug side effects. For example, in patients with postherpetic neuralgia and significant cutaneous hypersensitivity, topical lidocaine (Lidoderm patches) can provide immediate relief without side effects. Anticonvulsants (gabapentin or pregabalin, see above) or antidepressants can be used as first-line drugs for patients with neuropathic pain.