Bloodstream

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439140789

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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With her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, Tess Gerritsen has injected a powerful dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Now, in a new blockbuster, Gerritsen melds page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak -- before it destroys everything she loves. Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with the first snap of winter comes shocking news that puts her practise on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers. As the rash of disturbing behavior grows, Claire uncovers a horrifying secret: this is not the first time it has happened. Twice a century,the children of Tranquility lash out with deadly violence. Claire suspects that there is a biological cause for the epidemic, and she fears that the placid Locust Lake may conceal an insidious danger. As she races to save Tranquility -- and her son -- from harm, Claire discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.

Bloodstream

A gripping, unpredictable and shocking thriller

Author: Luca Veste

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471141381

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A brilliant Murphy and Rossi police procedural from Luca Veste, called 'A writer to watch' by Mark Billingham. Social media stars Chloe Morrison and Joe Hooper seem to have it all - until their bodies are found following an anonymous phone call to their high-profile agent. Tied and bound to chairs facing each other, their violent deaths cause a media scrum to descend on Liverpool, with DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi assigned to the case. It quickly becomes clear that the killer believes secrets and lies within relationships should have deadly consequences... 'This is a twisty, psychological crime debut in a gritty setting: a new favourite for police procedural lovers' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go, on Dead Gone 'Top read for police-procedural aficionados looking for a fresh beat' The Times Crime Club ‘An utterly compelling story of murder and celebrity culture in the age of social media obsession’ Eva Dolan ‘Luca Veste is leading the new wave in British crime fiction, using mystery novels to explore social issues, armed with heart, insight, and anger’ Jay Stringer ‘A dark, thrilling ride’ Stav Sherez

Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481606042

Category: Medical

Page: 93

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Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Bloodstream Infection in a concise format. The editors have built Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Bloodstream Infection in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481694081

Category: Medical

Page: 77

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Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about ZZZAdditional Research in a concise format. The editors have built Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about ZZZAdditional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Bloodstream Infection Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Infection Control in Home Care

Author: Emily Rhinehart,Mary M. Friedman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834211438

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Provides information to home care and hospice organizations for the prevention, control, and surveillance of infection. Thirteen chapters cover topics including infection control as a health care discipline; the infectious disease process; patient care practices; infection control in home infusion t

Reducing healthcare associated infections in hospitals in England

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102955040

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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The Department of Health introduced a target to reduce MRSA across all NHS trusts by 50 per cent by 2008 and C. difficile by 30 per cent by 2010-11. MRSA had been reduced by 57 per cent by the end of March 2008 and C. difficile by 41 per cent. While a quarter of trusts have reduced MRSA by more than 80 per cent, in 12 per cent of trusts there has been an increase in MRSA infections. Twenty-nine per cent of trusts have reduced C. difficile by more than 50 per cent, but in 19 per cent of hospital trusts the numbers of C. difficile infections have increased. Since the introduction of the targets, the Department has spent some £120 million tackling healthcare associated infections. There have also been unquantifiable administrative costs and local expenditure on the drive to reduce infection rates. These initiatives have led to savings on treatment of between £141 million and £263 million, as well as reducing discomfort, disability and, for some, death that might have been caused by these avoidable infections. There has also been a perceptible change in trust leadership on tackling infections. The impact has not, however, been the same in all trusts or for other infections. Following the Department's intervention to improve recording on death certificates where MRSA or C. difficile was the underlying cause or a contributory factor, in 2007 around 9,000 people were reported as having died in such circumstances. There is still no national information on deaths from other healthcare associated infections such as urinary tract infections and pneumonia and blood stream infections due to other causes may be increasing.

Bloodstream

A Marty Hopkins Mystery

Author: P. M. Carlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671769789

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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When a missing persons search ends in the discovery of a murdered fourteen-year-old boy, Deputy Marty Hopkins investigates a wealthy Arizona developer who wants to recreate a utopian agricultural site. Reprint.

Trügerische Ruhe

Roman

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641164117

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Kaum hat die junge Ärztin Dr. Claire Elliot ihre Praxis in dem Provinznest Tranquility eröffnet, muß sie erleben, wie eine ganze Gruppe Jugendlicher in einen blutigen Wahn verfällt. Selbst ihr Sohn Noah wird in diese Gewalttaten verwickelt. Mit dem Polizeichef Lincoln Kelly als einzige Unterstützung forscht sie nach und entdeckt einen grausigen, unheimlichen Parasiten. Ein tödlicher Wettlauf mit der Zeit beginnt...

Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics - E-Book

Author: Keith S. Kaye

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709344

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Over the past several decades, “infection control has become a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field of incredible importance with regard to the safety of patients and healthcare workers, regulation and accreditation of healthcare facilities, and finances. The focus of this field has increasingly turned to prevention rather than control of hospital-acquired infections. This issue will bring the infectious disease specialist up to date on important topics such as hand hygiene, sterilization, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotic stewardship, and specific infections of particular concern.

Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit

Author: Hendrick K.F. van Saene,Luciano Silvestri,Miguel A. de la Cal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 884700361X

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit has been entirely rewritten in this second edition. All statements are justified by the best available evidence, avoiding unsubstantiated expert opinion. The book contains a new section dedicated to the microbiology of the critically ill; specifically, how to process and interpret surveillance cultures to distinguish the ‘normal’ from the ‘abnormal’ carrier state. There are five totally new chapters dealing with evidence-based infection control molecular techniques for outbreak analysis; clinical virology in neonatal, paediatric and adult intensive care; the six basic principles of the therapy of an infection; and the role of the pharmacist in infection control. Attention is given to special topics such as nutrition, gut mucosal protection, and the control of antimicrobial resistance. The addition of enteral to parenteral antimicrobials contributes to the control of multi-resistant micro-organisms. This completely revised second edition is a must-have for anyone requiring in-depth knowledge in the ever expanding field of infection control.

Bloodstream

Author: Joel Redon

Publisher: Knights Pr

ISBN: 9780915175352

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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A young man suffering from AIDS tries to assess his situation and prepare himself to live with the disease

Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book

5 Books in 1

Author: Fred F. Ferri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323084311

Category: Medical

Page: 1712

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Ferri's Clinical Advisor is the fastest, most effective way to access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions. Dr. Fred Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on menorrhagia, Failure to Thrive (FTT), Cogan’s syndrome, and much more. Now featuring expanded online components, it makes the answers you need for your family practice even easier to find - anytime, anywhere. Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite reference. Review normal values and interpret results for more than 200 lab tests. Get the insurance billing codes you require, including ICD-9-CM codes, to expedite insurance reimbursements. Improve your family healthcare practice’s efficiency with cost-effective referral and consultation guidelines. Identify and treat a broader range of disorders, including renal and epidural abscess and cardio-renal syndrome, with 23 new topics in the Diseases & Disorders section. Improve your interpretation of presenting symptoms with 39 new topics in the Differential Diagnosis section, and optimize patient care with 12 new tables in the Clinical Practice Guidelines section. Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite reference. Get the insurance billing codes you require for your family healthcare practice with ICD-9-CM codes, to expedite insurance reimbursements. Access full-color images and 65 online-only topics at Expert Consult, as well as online-only contents including EBMs, Suggested Reading, Patient Teaching Guides, and additional algorithms.

Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2015 E-Book

5 Books in 1

Author: Fred F. Ferri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323084303

Category: Medical

Page: 3237

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Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015 is the fastest, most effective way to access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions. Dr. Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on short QT syndrome, microscopic polyangiitis, fungal meningitis, and much more. This medical reference makes the answers you need even easier to find - anytime, anywhere. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Review normal values and interpret results for more than 200 lab tests. Improve your family healthcare practice’s efficiency with cost-effective referral and consultation guidelines. Identify and treat a broader range of disorders, including diabetic foot infections, hypergonadism, and acute liver failure, with 22 new topics in the Diseases & Disorders section. Improve your interpretation of presenting symptoms with 38 new topics and 40 new images in the Differential Diagnosis section, and optimize patient care with more than 250 new figures and tables. Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite your search. Expedite insurance reimbursements with current ICD-9 and future ICD-10 insurance billing codes. Access full-color images and more than 90 online-only topics at Expert Consult, as well as EBMs, Suggested Reading, Patient Teaching Guides, and additional algorithms.

The Trypanosome Surface

Proceedings of the Third Francqui Colloquium, 26-27 May 1997, Brussels

Author: Étienne Pays

Publisher: De Boeck Supérieur

ISBN: 9782804130107

Category: Science

Page: 294

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This book deals with the cellular surface of the parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which is responsible for human sleeping sickness and the nagana disease of cattle, two plagues of the African continent. In the mammalian bloodstream, the trypanosome evades the immune defenses of the host through a continuous variation of its major surface antigen, the VSG (Variant Surface Glycoprotein). The first part of the book is devoted to the study of the genetic mechanisms involved in this process of antigenic variation. The second part is focused on the genetic mechanisms underlying the changes of surface proteins which occur during the life-cycle of the parasite, alternating between the tsetse fly and the mammal. Finally, our knowledge about the surface receptors of trypanosomes, as well as their possible vaccination potential against trypanosomiases, is discussed.

Safety and Reliability in Pediatrics, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics - E-Book

Author: Brian Jacobs,Max J. Coppes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747394

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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The Guest Editors have assembled an international list of top experts to present the most current information to pediatricians about patient safety. The issue has a primarily clinical focus with a few articles addressing the business and practice of patient safety. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Developing performance standards and expectations for safety; The role of CPOE in patient safety; The role of smart infusion pumps on patient safety; Abstracted detection of adverse events in children; The role of effective communication (including handoffs) in patient safety; Reducing mortality resulting from adverse events; Optimizing standardization of case reviews (morbidity and mortality rounds) to promote patient safety; Impact of (resident) duty work hours on patient safety; Role of simulation in safety; The role of diagnostic errors in patient safety; The role of collaborative efforts to reduce hospital acquired conditions; Patient safety in ambulatory care; Role of FDA and pediatric safety; and Patient safety through the eyes of a parent.

Textbook of Critical Care E-Book

Author: Jean-Louis Vincent,Edward Abraham,Patrick Kochanek,Frederick A. Moore,Mitchell P. Fink

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715680

Category: Medical

Page: 1744

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Textbook of Critical Care, by Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink, remains your best source on effective management of critically ill patients. This trusted reference - acclaimed for its success in bridging the gap between medical and surgical critical care - now features an even stronger focus on patient outcomes, equipping you with the proven, evidence-based guidance you need to successfully overcome a full range of practice challenges. Inside, you’ll find totally updated coverage of vital topics, such as coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics. At www.expertconsult.com you can access the complete contents of the book online, rapidly searchable, with regular updates plus new videos that demonstrate how to perform key critical care procedures. The result is an even more indispensable reference for every ICU. Access the complete contents of the book online at www.expertconsult.com, rapidly searchable, and stay current for years to come with regular online updates. Practice with confidence by consulting with a "who’s who" of global experts on every facet of critical care medicine. Implement today’s most promising, evidence-based care strategies with an enhanced focus on patient outcomes. Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with totally updated coverage of the importance of coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and many other vital topics. See how to perform key critical care procedures by watching a wealth of new videos online. Focus on the practical guidance you need with the aid of a new, more templated format in which basic science content has been integrated within clinical chapters, and all procedural content has been streamlined for online presentation and paired with videos.