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Neurodegenerative Disease and Micronutrients: Prevention and Treatment

Neurodegenerative Disease and Micronutrients: Prevention and Treatment

Kedar N. Prasad

October 13, 2014

The book proposes that a preparation of antioxidants and micronutrients, in combination with standard therapy, may reduce progression and improve management better than standard therapy alone for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease, as well as PTSD, traumatic brain injury,...

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect

Christine Lefaivre

August 07, 2014

The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect is a groundbreaking treatment for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This strategy is different from most others because it is individually designed for each client and focuses on the cognitive retraining of the brain based on pre-injury lifestyle as...

Professional Values in Nursing

Professional Values in Nursing

Lesley Baillie, Sharon Black

July 23, 2014

This practical guide explores professional values in nursing, helping you to develop safe, compassionate, dignified, person-centred and evidence-based nursing practice. The emphasis of the book is on fundamental values of equality, dignity and caring. The authors discuss holistic nursing care,...

Herbal Drugs as Therapeutic Agents

Herbal Drugs as Therapeutic Agents

Amritpal Singh

July 21, 2014

Phytochemicals are the mainstay of therapeutics of herbal or botanical medicine. Research on phytomolecules is conducted worldwide and several have been screened for clinical trials. This includes several promising anticancer phytomolectules, such as withaferin-a and camphothecin. This book...

Chamomile: Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects

Chamomile: Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects

Moumita Das

July 14, 2014

In use as a medicinal plant since time immemorial in Europe and the Middle East, chamomile is gaining popularity in the Americas, Australia, and Asia. The spectrum of disease conditions in which it is used in traditional medicine systems is, quite simply, mind boggling. There is, without a doubt, a...

Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses, Second Edition

Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses, Second Edition

Paul Buka

July 14, 2014

The second edition of this acclaimed text integrates health care law and ethics in relation to patients’ rights and in the context of everyday nursing and health care practice. Focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of the essential legal precedent, the author lays a solid...

Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence

Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence

Richard J. Siegert, William M. M. Levack

July 10, 2014

Written to provide clinicians, educators, researchers, and students in rehabilitation with a comprehensive overview of the theory, practice, and evidence base of goal setting, this first-of-its-kind reference provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art knowledge of the practice. The authors cover a...

The Mediterranean Way of Eating: Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Weight Management

The Mediterranean Way of Eating: Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Weight Management

John J.B. Anderson, Marilyn C. Sparling

June 06, 2014

Scientific evidence accumulated over decades validates the idea that a plant-based dietary pattern, such as the traditional Mediterranean way of eating, promotes health and plays an important role in risk reduction and prevention of several chronic diseases. One of the great advantages of the...

Code Blue: Bedside Procedures and Critical Information

Code Blue: Bedside Procedures and Critical Information

Rahul Jandial

June 04, 2014

Embarking on the first clinical rotation in a hospital is a daunting experience for clinicians, as textbook knowledge does not necessarily correlate with the know-how that is necessary "in the trenches" at the hospital.Whether you are a nurse tending to a central venous line or an intern inserting...

Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities

Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities

Teodiano Freire Bastos-Filho, Dinesh Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

May 05, 2014

The development and application of assistive technology can help those with reduced abilities improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on others. Written in layman’s terms, Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities provides research and information on...

Comparative Immunoglobulin Genetics

Comparative Immunoglobulin Genetics

Azad K. Kaushik, Yfke Pasman

May 01, 2014

This contemporary book covers significant new knowledge that has emerged during the last two decades and, thus, provides novel antibody phylogenetic perspectives relevant to development of new antibody-based therapeutics and vaccines. It fills a much-needed niche in the area of immunoglobulin...

Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care: A Multi-Professional Approach

Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care: A Multi-Professional Approach

Suzanne Henwood

April 07, 2014

This multidisciplinary text is an essential introduction to leadership in health care, combining the underpinning theory with a practical approach to help you come to decisions and solutions in everyday practice.* Written in an accessible and easy to understand style by an international team of...