Take the intimidation out of medical terminology
Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
Medical Terminology For Dummies is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you’ll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context.
Grasp the standardized language of medicine
Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms
Benefit from lots of definitions and examples
Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use
If you’re one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!
People who wouldn’t dream of blaming parents for a child’s asthma or diabetes are often quick to blame bad parenting for a child’s hyperactivity, depression, or school phobia. The parents, in turn, often blame their children, believing that they’re lazy or rebellious. Even worse, the children with these psychological problems often blame themselves, convinced that they’re just bad kids. In It’s Nobody’s Fault, esteemed child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Harold S. Kopelwicz at last puts an end to this pointless–and erroneous–cycle of blame and helps parents get the help they need for their troubled children.
The principal aim of this book is to provide a genuinely useful text that can help professionals from a broad range of disciplines to understand how advanced product design and development technologies, techniques and methods can be employed in medicine. The book describes the technologies, methods and potential complexities of these activities as well as suggesting solutions to commonly encountered problems and highlighting potential benefits. This book is based on the collective experience of the Medical Applications Group of the National Centre for Product Design &
Development Research (PDR) and their collaborative partners from medicine, academia and industry.
Chapters 1–5 provide an introduction to the various technologies involved, ranging from medical scanning to physical model manufacture.
Chapter 6 provides a number of interesting and varied case studies that collectively cover the application of most, if not all, of the technologies introduced in the previous chapters. To ensure that these case studies are relevant and appropriate they have been drawn from work previously published in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings with full acknowledgement and permission where appropriate. Many of the images used in this book are taken directly from medical scanning modalities or computer screens and therefore may appear highly pixelated or of poor
quality. In most cases, this is a direct reflection of the quality of the data being described and is intentional. Those images that must be seen in color are additionally reproduced in a color section.
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a single transmembrane protein that undergoes sequential proteolysis to generate multiple peptides, including the amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) — the major component of the senile plaques that are diagnostic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).1,2 AD accounts for more than 50% of cases of dementia in the elderly and has a prevalence estimated at 15 to 20 million patients worldwide. It is associated with progressive memory loss that leads to profound dementia and eventually death, although a patient can have the disease for as long as 10 to 15 years
before death. The pathology of AD is characterized by extracellular neuritic plaques consisting
of Aβ and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles.3 A central role for Aβ in the pathogenesis of AD was first discovered by finding APP mutations in a subset of familial AD (FAD) cases that occurred as inherited autosomal dominant disease.4,5 The APP gene is located on chromosome 21, and mutations found in APP occur either within the Aβ peptide sequence or immediately flanking the Aβ peptide sequence including KM670/671NL (Swedish mutation),9I716V,10 and V717I,G,F mutations.