Prenatal Testosterone in Mind Amniotic Fluid Studies

Medicine

Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer – Prenatal Testosterone in Mind: Amniotic Fluid Studies
Resistant Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease by Adrian Covic
Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Biologics By Adam S. Cheifetz
Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa By William T. Couldwell
Surgeons as Educators: A Guide for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence By Tobias S. Köhler

Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer – Prenatal Testosterone in Mind: Amniotic Fluid Studies

Published: 2004-04-16 | ISBN: 0262025639, 0262524562 | PDF | 144 pages | 0.32 MB

This pioneering study looks at the effects of prenatal testosterone on postnatal development and behavior. Hormonal effects on behavior have long been studied in animals; the unique contribution of this book is to suggest a connection between human fetal hormones and later behavior. It details for the first time testosterone’s effect on social and language development, opening a new avenue of research for cognitive neuroscience.The authors look at samples of amniotic fluid taken during amniocentesis at 16 weeks’ gestation, and relate the fetal level of testosterone (which is present in fetuses of both sexes, although in different quantities) to behavior at ages 1, 2, and 4 years. They argue that the amniotic fluid provides a window into the child’s past – a chemical record of that child’s time in the womb – that allows informed prediction about the child’s future brain, mind, and behavior. This is not the retrospective speculation of psychoanalysis, they point out, but an opportunity to study development prospectively and trace developmental precursors and causes of later cognition.The study suggests that prenatal levels of testosterone affect a range of later behaviors in children, from the inclination to make eye contact with others to the size of the vocabulary. It also suggests that prenatal testosterone level may be related to the development of typically “masculine” and “feminine” behaviors. The study’s ongoing research explores whether fetal testosterone has any link with the risk of developing autism. Connecting endocrinology and psychology, the authors propose that there is a biological component to behaviors often thought to be produced by the social environment.

Resistant Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease by Adrian Covic

English | 11 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 3319568256 | 384 Pages | EPUB | 1.84 MB

This comprehensive volume provides a detailed review on the general work up of chronic kidney disease-associated resistant hypertension. This title is separated into four parts; the first of which provides definitions, epidemiology, characteristics, risk stratification and outcomes of resistant and apparent treatment resistant hypertension. The next two sections explore pathophysiology and diagnosis, treatment in the light of new guidelines, as well as procedures and devices for neural modulation. Part four discusses public health approaches to resistant hypertension, educational programs, and resistant hypertension for general practitioners. Resistant Hypertension in CKD brings up-to-date information to nephrologists, internists, cardiologists and a wide array of other clinicians and health professionals taking care of chronic kidney disease patients.

Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Biologics By Adam S. Cheifetz

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 337 Pages | ISBN : 3319602756 | 6.2 MB

This book is a concise yet comprehensive overview of the use of biologics for the treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The volume details how best to utilize these medications in order to optimize their efficacy and safety, as well as how to understand, recognize, and treat complications that may arise from using biologics to treat IBD. The text also focuses on new data, novel biologics, and biosimilars of this rapidly expanding field.
Written by experts in the field, Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Biologics is a valuable resource for gastroenterologists, allied health professionals, fellows, and trainees who treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa By William T. Couldwell

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 226 Pages | ISBN : 3319670379 | 26.9 MB

This text provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of surgical approaches to lesions of the posterior fossa. It will serve as a resource for neurosurgeons and otologists who treat patients with tumors and vascular diseases of the posterior fossa. It provides a concise review of surgical strategies that address the most important pathologies affecting the posterior fossa. It is richly illustrated with photographs and illustrations of the surgical strategies covered.
All chapters are written by experts with world-wide recognition for their contributions in their respective subspecialty.
Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa will be of great utility to Neurosurgeons, Otolaryngologists, and Radiation Therapists with an interest in diseases that affect the posterior fossa, as well as Senior Residents in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, and Fellows of Skull Base Surgery and Otology.

Surgeons as Educators: A Guide for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence By Tobias S. Köhler

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 526 Pages | ISBN : 331964727X | 12.57 MB

This book is designed to provide the reader with comprehension of the principles of contemporary surgical education and skills to design and implement effective curricula that include learning theory, needs assessments, curriculum development, effective teaching methods, valid and reliable assessment of learners, and comprehensive program evaluation.
This text will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field and will serve as a valuable resource for anyone wishing to become a better educator regardless of the level of the trainee. The book will review how people learn and how to vary teaching methods accordingly. It will cover curriculum planning, measurement and performance assessment, teaching residents to teach, coaching, promoting professionalism, teaching surgeons to lead, and burnout. It will aid in identifying differences in generations and how to select students and residents who will thrive in your program. Specifics on teaching in the operating room, use of new technologies and honing of feedback skills will be addressed. The effect of duty hours and due process for struggling learners will also be addressed as well as preparing residents for beyond residency. Specifics on how to set up simulation centers and utilize this technology will also be discussed. These are a few of the topics which will prepare the reader to excel in education and thus be able to positively influence patient care well beyond that of any one individual.