Cases in Pre hospital and Retrieval Medicine

Cases in Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine was conceived in 2005 and has
evolved steadily over the ensuing four years into the current case-based format.
Having worked extensively in the pre-hospital and retrieval environments of ...

Author: Dan Ellis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578844

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine is a supplementary case book with a self directed approach, designed to complement core texts such as Cameron, or Sanders. The book focuses on the principles of PHC and Retrieval medicine and the continuum of care of the critically injured trauma patient in the field. It is case based and uses real pre-hospital and retrieval situations, presented in question format followed by an extensive discussion highlighting key areas of the specialty. The questions and answers are each 3 – 4 pages in length and most are accompanied by a photo from author archives/real events. The questions have been divided into those with a predominantly pre-hospital theme and those based around retrieval medicine. A third section covers service development and special situations. Case based using real pre-hospital and retrieval situations Visually assisted format; high level discussion Question format followed by extensive discussion Designed for members of a multidisciplinary team Operationally useful appendices, including recommended equipment lists Covers paediatric patients; major incidents such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear; polytrauma; flight physiology; advanced multi-organ support; end of life decisions in the field.

Retrieval Medicine

Scope of clinical practice Defining the retrieval practitioners' SoCP directly
follows on from credentialing and involves ... Retrieval medicine specific
considerations Medical specialist training in a critical care specialty is a highly
desirable ...

Author: Dr. Charlotte Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191030937

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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Retrieval Medicine is a core, concise and practical text covering the complex clinical and logistical problems experienced in the retrieval environment. Focusing on evidence-based management and clear clinical guidance, this easily portable handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to this growing field for all health professionals involved in the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients. Covering the practice of acute, emergency and critical care medicine in the transport environment, this handbook provides the practical guidance and clinical knowledge to enable medical practitioners to function independently in highly variable and resource limited environments with acutely unwell, unstable and often clinically undifferentiated patients over long durations. Closely mapped to the Royal College of Surgeons syllabus on retrieval and transfer medicine, this title comprehensively covers all aspects of retrieval medicine, from basic flight physiology to more complex retrievals and common pitfalls. Authored by an authoritative, international team of expert editors and specialist authors, this clinically focused text is complemented by a range of checklists and reference tools for practical and accessible use in the field. These deliver core information for use in the primary retrieval setting, allowing the retreivalist to structure their approach to a crisis and correct the problem with suggested interventions. Topics include retrieval systems and coordination, crisis resource management, shock, and a range of chapters focusing on responding to specific areas of medicine when encountered in the retrieval environment, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynaecology.

ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine

Managing and Leading a Transfer 1MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval
Service, South Australian Ambulance Service, Australia 2Emergency Medicine
Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia 3School of Public Health and ...

Author: Adam Low

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118719751

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine provides the key information required to help health care professionals involved in the movement of critically ill patients to do so safely, correctly and with confidence. Beginning with the practical and clinical considerations to be taken into account during patient transfer and an overview of transfer equipment, it then addresses pharmacological aspects of patient transfer, the roles and responsibilities of the transfer team, and the requirements of neonatal, paediatric and specialist transfers. Mapped against the syllabus for the Diploma of Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), it has been developed as a core resource for the diploma whilst providing an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional involved in the transfer of critically ill patients including anaesthetists, intensivists, nurses from ICU/ED and paramedics. It also includes frameworks for radiology and arterial blood gas interpretation, guidance on patient triage, transfer checklists and equipment checklists, and a summary of the relevant national guidelines. From a multidisciplinary international author team, this new addition to the ABC series is a useful resource for all health care professionals involved in the transfer of patients. It is relevant to anaesthetists, intensivists, paramedics, critical care and emergency department nursing staff who are required to take part in intra and inter hospital transfers.

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E Book

Retrieval medicine is a term used to describe the branch of emergency medicine
involved with the retrieval and transport of patients from remote locations to
primary hospital treatment sites. Retrieval is the process whereby medical teams
are ...

Author: Peter Cameron

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204931X

Category: Medical

Page: 1048

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A major postgraduate textbook in emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Chapters are short and concise, with key point boxes (called "Essentials") at the beginning. Also has boxes featuring controversial areas of treatment. Practical and clinically orientated. Major changes to resuscitation guidelines. Complete rewriting of ENT section. Significant updating of following topics - acute coronary syndrome management, trauma, sepsis management, imaging, arrhythmias. Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety. Changes to drug overdose sections in toxicology section.

Content based Retrieval of Medical Images

ofmedical imaging has been well established in medical diagnostics since the
discovery ofX rays by Rontgen in 1895. The development ofpractical computed ...

Author: Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627051414

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 119

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Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is the process of retrieval of images from a database that are similar to a query image, using measures derived from the images themselves, rather than relying on accompanying text or annotation. To achieve CBIR, the contents of the images need to be characterized by quantitative features; the features of the query image are compared with the features of each image in the database and images having high similarity with respect to the query image are retrieved and displayed. CBIR of medical images is a useful tool and could provide radiologists with assistance in the form of a display of relevant past cases. One of the challenging aspects of CBIR is to extract features from the images to represent their visual, diagnostic, or application-specific information content. In this book, methods are presented for preprocessing, segmentation, landmarking, feature extraction, and indexing of mammograms for CBIR. The preprocessing steps include anisotropic diffusion and the Wiener filter to remove noise and perform image enhancement. Techniques are described for segmentation of the breast and fibroglandular disk, including maximum entropy, a moment-preserving method, and Otsu's method. Image processing techniques are described for automatic detection of the nipple and the edge of the pectoral muscle via analysis in the Radon domain. By using the nipple and the pectoral muscle as landmarks, mammograms are divided into their internal, external, upper, and lower parts for further analysis. Methods are presented for feature extraction using texture analysis, shape analysis, granulometric analysis, moments, and statistical measures. The CBIR system presented provides options for retrieval using the Kohonen self-organizing map and the k-nearest-neighbor method. Methods are described for inclusion of expert knowledge to reduce the semantic gap in CBIR, including the query point movement method for relevance feedback (RFb). Analysis of performance is described in terms of precision, recall, and relevance-weighted precision of retrieval. Results of application to a clinical database of mammograms are presented, including the input of expert radiologists into the CBIR and RFb processes. Models are presented for integration of CBIR and computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) with a picture archival and communication system (PACS) for efficient workflow in a hospital.

Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine E Book

EMERGENCY MEDICAL. can be escorted by ambulance personnel (ambulance
transfer). Alternatively, staff from the referring hospital may accompany the patient

Author: George Jelinek

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049328

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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A comprehensive textbook of paediatric emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Short concise chapters, with key point boxes at the beginning - easy to use for the hard-pressed trainee. Aims to give a consensus approach to assessment and treatment, based on the latest evidence. Highlights areas of controversy.

Open Systems in Medicine

To obtain medical information ( patient and non - patient related ) that is important
for effective patient care , physicians must be able to query different information
sources and receive informative answers . Nowadays retrieval systems are ...

Author: Eckart Fleck

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051991239

Category: Medical

Page: 247

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Aiming to improve quality in health care and diagnoses, the book discusses information processing and communication in medicine and presents a new approach. By object-oriented analysis, modelling and design the approach enables an evolutionary development according to the needs of the medical environment. Following this approach medical applications are realised using a heterogeneous distributed information management system. This system provides integration and communication of multimedia information for medical services. Concepts, architectures and techniques for realisation are introduced. ``...clear overview by Martin Ohly and the contribution on medical terminology in clinical applications by Dr. Paparoditis. The integrated hospital systems developed in the project and the telemedicine services are well described and there is an interesting (...) account of digital signal processing. ... I ended by feeling more positive about the underlying strengths of the work described and admiring the achievement of delivering such a huge and broad-ranging set of demonstrations in clinical practice. The book is an important record of a major contribution in the evolution of health informatics.' - David Ingram, UCL Medical School, London, UK. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, volume 2, no. 2, 1996, p. 124 ``Aiming to improve quality in health care and diagnostics, this book discusses information processing and communication in medicine and presents a new approach.' Siemens Review, volume 62, no. 5, September/October 1995, p. 40 Abstracted in Biological Abstracts/RRM, BIOSIS, volume 47, issue 4, April 1994 Covered by Current Contents, Life Sciences (ISI), volume 38, no. 17, April 1995, p. 13-14

Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery E Book

Figure 38-2 Transvaginal probe set for oocyte retrieval. The probe is covered with
a sterile glove and stockinette. Specific probe sheaths are also commercially
available. or cancel cycles based on number of follicles and estradiol levels.

Author: Tommaso Falcone

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323076599

Category: Medical

Page: 900

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Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery is the new, definitive resource in reproductive medicine. This unique text offers detailed discussion on both the medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders, as well as coverage of associated imaging modalities. Included are chapters on Reproductive Genetics, Management of Endometriosis (including interventional radiology), Ultrasonography and Sonohysterography, Preservation of Fertility, and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. A resource every practitioner interested in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility needs! Offers detailed discussion of medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders ... No other text offers coverage of both medical and surgical management in one resource. Covers gynecologic disorders that impact fertility--an important aspect of identifying fertility issues, not included in major competition Section on basic reproductive biology ... Not overly detailed -- Written for a clinician to understand how to practice reproductive medicine Section on reproductive imaging ... Unique to this text - includes US and MRI of the reproductive organs Algorithm in each chapter ... 4-color throughout ... Demonstrates the appropriate clinical investigation and management ... Offers attractive layout and best views of surgical procedures

Emergency Medicine

Within Australasia, there are a number of specialised medical retrieval services
which generally follow the staffing model of an experienced critical care doctor (
emergency medicine, anaesthetics or ICU) plus either a paramedic or a flight ...

Author: Gordian W. O. Fulde

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578763

Category: Medical

Page: 650

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Emergency Medicine: The principles of practice, 5th edition is a practical guide to assist doctors and other health professionals with patients presenting with acute problems. With contributions from over 60 eminent emergency physicians, doctors and other health professionals, the book provides the most up-to-date coverage of treatment and management in acute medical care including resuscitation, diagnosis, investigations, treatment and further care. Emergency Medicine, 5th edition contains essential information and provides a quick reference tool for emergency physicians, hospital residents, paramedics, ambulance officers, nurses and general practitioners, as well as students of these disciplines. Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations. Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice. Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs. Practical rapid reference appendix. Detailed glossary and index. Expanded coverage of ultrasound in emergency medicine New BLS/ALS guidelines Expanded coverage of administration and management New material on envenomation and psychiatry New chapter on rural, indigenous and remote emergencies New chapter on advanced nursing roles New chapter on students guide to the emergency term New chapter structure design to minimize repetition; reorganized hierarchy to highlight important information; pearls & pitfalls in boxed out sections integrated throughout text; differential diagnosis summary tables and flow diagrams at the end of each chapter

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Retrieval,. a. Comparative. Study. in. Medicine. and. Law. Paul Thompson
Information retrieval can be regarded as a process through which a gap in an
individual's cognitive map is filled by information, or knowledge, retrieved from an
external ...

Author: Arvin Agah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143988434X

Category: Medical

Page: 526

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Enhanced, more reliable, and better understood than in the past, artificial intelligence (AI) systems can make providing healthcare more accurate, affordable, accessible, consistent, and efficient. However, AI technologies have not been as well integrated into medicine as predicted. In order to succeed, medical and computational scientists must develop hybrid systems that can effectively and efficiently integrate the experience of medical care professionals with capabilities of AI systems. After providing a general overview of artificial intelligence concepts, tools, and techniques, Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence reviews the research, focusing on state-of-the-art projects in the field. The book captures the breadth and depth of the medical applications of artificial intelligence, exploring new developments and persistent challenges.

Emergency Medicine

retrieval. Neil. Ballard. Transferring critically ill or injured patients between
hospitals is a potentially dangerous business ... (These documents are available
on the website of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, www. acem. ...

Author: Gordian W. O. Fulde

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729541460

Category: Medical

Page: 1052

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The ultimate emergency medicine textbook from the renowned Professor Gordian Fulde now in a new edition. Emergency Medicine 6e presents evidence-based clinical management and treatment advice for emergency medicine students and practitioners in Australasia. The vast range of topics include paediatric, geriatric, gynaecology, psychiatric, dental, rural and Indigenous presentations, ensuring readers are well prepared for any eventuality in the Emergency Department. This outstanding text combines expertise and experience with fully up-to-date content. It is authored by Professor Gordian Fulde, Emergency Department director at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, with contributions from Dr Sascha Fulde and over 60 other notable emergency medicine clinicians. Readers will gain a solid understanding of effective procedural and management skills in the ED. Practical tips relate to: patient transport and retrieval; seriously ill patients; advanced nursing roles; general practitioners; working with IT; administration, legal matters, governance and quality care; and interns and students in the emergency department. The ideal complement to hands-on emergency medicine training, this new edition of Emergency Medicine also prepares readers to apply key emergency medicine skills to unique incidents such as mass casualty and chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencies. Topics included in this edition of Emergency Medicine include: . securing the airway . resuscitation . arrhythmia management . pain management . imaging . dermatology . trauma . poisoning . envenomation . overdose Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations. Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice. Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs. Practical rapid reference appendix. Detailed glossary and index. The Quick Reference Guide is updated and included in this book. It is also made available as an app Updating all chapters - particularly toxicology, IT, Paediatrics New resuscitation guidelines - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; External Automated Defibrillation in BLS; Compressions; Breathing; Airway; Unconsciousness; Priorities in an Emergency; Principles and Format for Developing Guidelines (all revised 12/2010 following ILCOR) More comprehensive content for Indigenous and Rural Emergencies chapter Moderate repetition arising from so many contributors The CT Brain and C spine Rules have been added to the Quick Reference Guide.

Information Retrieval in Biomedicine Natural Language Processing for Knowledge Integration

2. studying the interaction between Nlp and its application domains: Biology and
medicine We hope to have ... the dire need of biologists and medical scientists for
a computational information retrieval and knowledge management framework, ...

Author: Prince, Violaine

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605662755

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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"This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in biomedicine information retrieval as it pertains to linguistic granularity"--Provided by publisher.

Social Impacts of Handheld Computer Informaton Retrieval During Physician Patient Communication

The information-retrieval system examined in this study is an evidence-based
medicine (EBM) resource. EBM is a practice of medicine that requires the
integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the patients'
own ...


Publisher: Information Gatekeepers Inc




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Information Retrieval Technology

Third Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2006, Singapore, October 16-
18, 2006, Proceedings Hwee Tou Ng, Mun-Kew Leong, Min-Yen Kan, Donghong
Ji. A Semantic Fusion Approach Between Medical Images and Reports Using ...

Author: Hwee Tou Ng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540457801

Category: Computers

Page: 683

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2006, held in Singapore in October 2006. The 34 revised full papers and 24 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 148 submissions. All current issues in information retrieval are addressed: applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multi-media data. The papers are organized in topical sections on text retrieval, search and extraction, text classification and indexing, text clustering, information retrieval models, web information retrieval, cross-language information retrieval, question answering and summarization, natural language processing, evaluation, multimedia information retrieval, as well as a special session on medical image retrieval.

Advances in Information Retrieval

Improving Medical Information Retrieval with PICO Element Detection Florian
Boudin, Lixin Shi, and Jian-Yun Nie ... appropriate resources and search for the
best available evidence for medical treatment in evidence-based medicine (EBM)

Author: Cathal Gurrin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642122744

Category: Computers

Page: 677

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 32nd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2010, held in Milton Keynes, UK, in March 2010. The 44 revised full papers and 23 poster papers presented together with the keynote lecture, 5 tool demonstrations and the abstracts of 3 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 202 full research paper submissions and 73 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on NLP and text mining, Web IR, evaluation, multimedia IR, distributed IR and performance issues, IR theory and formal models, personalization and recommendation, domain-specific IR and CLIR, as well as user issues.

Sleep Memory and Learning An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics E Book

Using a declarative word-pair learning task, Gais and colleagues74 showed that
sleep after learning increased functional connectivity between the medial
prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during retrieval tests 48 hours later and
enhanced ...

Author: Robert Stickgold

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709549

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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This issue dives into the study of sleep function, particularly as it relates to memory and cognition. Any clinician who sees patients with sleep disorders, or in particular any sleep medicine specialist, will find this information enlightening and invaluable, as it discusses the current state of understanding of how sleep affects humans’ waking cognitive functions. These review articles describe the research that has taken place, and the lessons that can be taken away from them, so that clinicians can confidently advise their patients on the functional importance of adequate sleep, and recognize cognitive symptoms of inadequate sleep. Articles discuss such topics as animal and human research on sleep and memory, various imaging techniques to describe brain activity during sleep, and the role of dreams.

Safe Transfer and Retrieval STaR of Patients

Contents include: Assessment and control Communication and documentation Evaluation of the transfer Package and preparation of the patient Transportation This book is an invaluable guide to transfer and retrieval of patients.

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470757388

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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The safe transfer of all hospital patients, especially those who are critically ill, is of crucial importance, demanding organisational, as well as clinical skills. Safe Transfer and Retrieval of Patients (STaR) is aimed at all health care workers involved with inter and intra-hospital transfers. It provides a much needed structured approach to transfer medicine, together with sound guidance on relevant clinical procedures. The second edition has been extensively revised in line with new developments in transfer medicine. The book has been redesigned with five distinct sections covering: the principles of the STaR structured approach to transfers the management of the transfer or retrieval practical procedures related to transfer medicine an overview of clinical care during the assessment and stabilisation phases of transfer. the legal and safety aspects of transfers, specific differences in helicopter transfers and transfers involving children A new chapter, the infectious or contaminated patient, has been added, in light of current concerns around the potential transfer of infection between patients and staff. The major revisions to this STaR coursebook bring it into line with the latest thinking on patient transfers, making it an invaluable guide for anyone involved in this aspect of health care.

Issues in Genitourinary Medicine 2011 Edition

Current study results from the report, 'Novel cost-effective specimen retrieval bag
in laparoscopy: Nadiad bag,' have been published. In this recently published
study, investigators in India conducted a study “To describe an innovative bag for


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964505

Category: Medical

Page: 1484

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Issues in Genitourinary Medicine / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Genitourinary Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Genitourinary Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Genitourinary Medicine 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 Issues in Genitourinary Medicine: 2011 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

Artificial Intelligence for Maximizing Content Based Image Retrieval

Image search in the digital imaging and communication in medicine (DICOM)
protocol of PACS is currently carried out ... Although content-based image
retrieval has frequently been proposed for use in medical image management,
only a few ...

Author: Ma, Zongmin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661759

Category: Computers

Page: 450

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Discusses major aspects of content-based image retrieval (CBIR) using current technologies and applications within the artificial intelligence (AI) field.

Machine diagnosis and information retrieval in medicine in the USSR





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