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Es entspricht unseren Denkgewohnheiten, K�rper und Geist als getrennt wahrzunehmen. Das hat Auswirkungen auf den Umgang mit dem K�rper und auf unser Verst�ndnis von Intelligenz. Der Autor entwickelt aufgrund aktueller Forschungsergebnisse und klinischer Erfahrung das Konzept einer psychosomatischen Intelligenz, demzufolge sich Sp�ren und Denken sinnvoll erg�nzen ? im Umgang mit uns selbst, unserer Gesundheit und unserem Umfeld. Die 2. Auflage wurde vollst�ndig aktualisiert und um ein Kapitel zu psychosomatischer Kompetenz erg�nzt.
This is the first extensive handbook on digital games�and play. It covers state of the art practice�and theory on gaming from different perspectives: Design, Technology, Development, Business, (Crowd) Funding, Cultural aspects (a.o.).
This volume in the CHC series is an overview of the critical information structures and standards required to build multifunctional electronic medical records (EMR). Description and critique of present clinical coding systems is emphasized, followed by the development of ideal design criteria required for a practical classification environment to support the electronic capture, presentation, and analyses of patient observations, findings, and events. The relationship of medical knowledge representation to patient data classification is examined, in the context of integrating clinical decision support systems and contextually appropriate guidelines into EMR systems. The role of messaging and content standards for the EMR is considered, covering the existing standards today, and those under active development that are likely to influence system implementation and functionality in the near future.
The Book of Genes & Genomes presents a concise overview of the advances in genetics and genomics and provide the unfamiliar reader with a succinct description of many of the applications and implications of this field. Given the substantial investment in genetics and genomics over the past several decades and the many recent discoveries and developments, this book will help the reader begin to understand the importance of genetics and genomics to us all. This exciting new title includes information on how genetics and genomics has advanced our understanding of health and medicine, evolution, and biology, as well as how they are pushing the boundaries of ethics and social values.
Biochips incorporate a verity of means including electronic, photonic and microfluidic devices; biological materials (living cells, tissue, enzymes, nucleic acid and etc.) and chemical analysis to produce the detectable signals for identification of biological phenomena. Among several competing biochip technologies, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) process offers the advantages of low cost, integrated, high precision and portable techniques suitable for point-of-care diagnostics.
Advanced CMOS Biochip takes multi-path approach: microelectronic design and implementation of bio-interfaces offering a vital contemporary view of a wide range of integrated circuits and system for electrical, magnetic, optical and mechanical sensing and actuating blocks and much more; classical knowledge of biology, biochemistry as well as microfluidics. The coverage is both practical and in depth integrating experimental, theoretical and simulation examples. By using Advanced CMOS Biochip, readers will have the fundamentals and design techniques to grasp the situation which arise typically in CMOS biochip devices.
The Handbook of Computational Neurodegeneration provides a comprehensive overview of the field and thus bridges the gap between standard textbooks of research on neurodegeneration and dispersed publications for specialists that have a narrowed focus on computational methods to study this complicated process.
The handbook reviews the central issues and methodological approaches related to the field for which the reader pursues a thorough overview. It also conveys more advanced knowledge, thus serving both as an introductory text and as a starting point for an in-depth study of a specific area, as well as a quick reference source for the expert by reflecting the state of the art and future prospects. The book includes topics that are usually missing in standard textbooks and that are only marginally represented in the specific literature.
The broad scope of this handbook is reflected by five major parts that facilitate an integration of computational concepts, methods and applications in the study of neurodegeneration. Each part is intended to stand on its own, giving an overview of the topic and the most important problems and approaches, which are supported by examples, practical applications, and proposed methodologies. The basic concepts and knowledge, standard procedures and methods are presented, as well as recent advances and new perspectives.
This book looks into the mental health challenges in the rural world, the socio economic and cultural factors bearing on them and the best clinical practices to deal with them. It elaborates on�the pressures of globalization and modernization that rural people find themselves in which brings about ever increasing stressful conditions. It also covers the lack of awareness about mental health issues and services which lead to further problems.
This book addresses the causes and effects of nutrient deficiencies along the cell-to-communities continuum. The book is primarily concerned with a lack or deficiency of one or more micro- or macronutrients in connection with malnutrition, under nutrition, and starvation. Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures. Further downstream is the consumption of a fraction of the normal diet, as when individuals are dieting or when there is restriction in the amount or variety of food available. The causes of such reductions in dietary intake are varied and also include the social context of poverty, financial limitations, and famine. Refugees and displaced persons may also be vulnerable to under nutrition or total starvation. Diseases may also impact on the total food consumed, such as when there are physical impediments (intestinal obstruction or dysphagia) or anorexia (induced by organic disease or as a disease process per se, ie, anorexia nervosa). This book, organized as approximately 125 chapters in 17 major sections, covers the variable manifestations of dietary restrictions on cells, whole organs, the individual, and societies.
Going beyond the psychosocial aspects of quality of life and delving into the neurobiological basis of emotions, feelings and satisfaction, this unique title provides a state-of-the-art overview of subjective quality of life for people with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder (mood disorders). Four crucial issues are addressed: the main characteristics of the quality of life deficit in individuals with severe mental disorders; the course of quality of life deficits among these patients; the underlying factors (indicators and predictors) that influence quality of life; and a suitable model that can help interpret the findings of quality of life research and treatment interventions. Answering these questions, the book provides an overview of the currently available publications and contains a detailed analysis of quality of life and related variables from the Sha?ar Menashe Longitudinal Naturalistic Quality of Life Study (SMQOL). The Distress/Protection Vulnerability Quality of Life Model was applied in order to assist the reader in understanding empirical findings. With twenty-three chapters organized in four sections, this comprehensive and novel reference will be of great interest to a broad spectrum of readers including psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, general practitioners, geriatricians, graduate students, researchers, health care providers and policy makers in the fields of mental health and rehabilitation.
The performance of intestinal anastomoses has gradually evolved from an apprenticeship art to a scientific practice. Basic principles for the safe conduct of an intestinal anastomosis still hold true, however, there is much new literature on the role of anastomotic adjuncts including biological membranes, growth factors and a range of bioprosthetic agents as well as an improved understanding of dysregulation of collagen and inflammatory mediators which may contribute to anastomotic dehiscence and failure. � Intestinal Anastomosis: Basic Science, Construction Techniques and the Management of Anastomotic Failure is a fully illustrated, up-to-date, comprehensive text which brings together all aspects of the basic science and comparative outcomes of intestinal anastomoses as well as expert commentary on the management of anastomotic failure and the care of high-risk cases. � Intestinal Anastomosis: Basic Science, Construction Techniques and the Management of Anastomotic Failure is a valuable teaching aid for gastrointestinal surgeons as well as for surgical trainees engaged in complex elective and emergency gastrointestinal surgery.
This Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of individual differences within the domain of personality, with major sub-topics including assessment and research design, taxonomy, biological factors, evolutionary evidence, motivation, cognition and emotion, as well as gender differences, cultural considerations, and personality disorders. It is an up-to-date reference for this increasingly important area and a key resource for those who study intelligence, personality, motivation, aptitude and their variations within members of a group.