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This volume provides a practical hands on guide to gastrointestinal physiology. The book emphasizes an appreciation of basic physiological concepts and their application to novel clinical situations. It exposes the physician-in-training to fundamental principles that are useful in treating patients and lays the groundwork for more advanced study in the future. The authors present relevant cases which incorporate newer adult learning strategies in medical education. These cases provide a forum in which the student can apply acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes. Connections are made to readers life, whether in the classroom, on the wards or out and about town. Designed for medical students who are studying gastrointestinal physiology for the first time, Gastrointestinal Physiology: A Clinical Approach provides a superb review for upper level medical students and house officers. Nursing and allied health professions students will also find this text to be a useful guide. GI fellows and attending physicians in need of a concise review of fundamental GI physiology principles will also benefit from reading this book. Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH University of Arizona, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA Marc Tischler, BA, MS, PhD University of Arizona, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Tucson, AZ, USA
Strategies for family firms, unlike those of other businesses, can and should incorporate family factors. Responsible and disciplined strategic integration of family and business goals, strengths and values produces powerful results. CRAIG E. ARONOFF Co-founder, Principal, and Chairman of the Board of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University, USA. He invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Business Forum, which has served as a model of family business education for universities world-wide. JOHN L. WARD Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, USA, and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity.
Covering the latest advances in mini dental implant technology , Mini Dental Implants: Principles and Practice makes it easy to incorporate MDIs into your practice. An illustrated, evidence-based approach shows how MDIs can provide successful outcomes in long-term use and also in shorter-term transitional applications. This success is proven by 20 years of clinical trials and research, showing that the Sendax Mini Dental Implant System can benefit your patients with faster surgery, reduced pain, faster healing, and less risk of infection. Written by noted implant dentistry expert Dr. Victor I. Sendax, this text allows you to offer patients a minimally invasive, immediately functional, and lower-cost alternative to traditional dental implants. Easy-to-understand coverage from different perspectives allows you to access information most applicable to your own practice, and to learn more about the other roles involved in achieving successful outcomes, including the general practitioner, periodontist, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, maxillofacial prosthodontist, orthodontist, and laboratory technician. An advanced approach with evidence-based outcomes clearly demonstrates the success of mini dental implant technology and keeps you on the cutting edge of the science of implantology. Well-known author Dr. Victor I. Sendax is a diplomate, past president of The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and winner of the 2012 AAID Research Foundation Award. Step-by-step instructions show the basic protocol for Sendax MDI insertion and reconstruction. Highly regarded contributors add their expertise to discussions of MDI technology and practice. A discussion of Engineering Assisted Surgery TM (EAS TM ) enhances your care by improving diagnosis and 3-D planning, reducing intervention trauma, and improving the standardization of quality and outcomes. Clinicians MDI Forum includes Q & A sections allowing you to quickly find answers to commonly asked questions.
Presents an overview of recent research on the original of solar phenomena that affect Earths technological systems. This topical issue is based on the presentations given at the 26th National Solar Observatory (NSO) Summer Workshop held at the National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, USA from 30 April to 4 May 2012. This unique forum brought together experts in different areas of solar and space physics to help in developing a full picture of the origin of solar phenomena that affect Earths technological systems. The articles include theory, model and observation research on the origin of the solar activity and its cycle, as well as a discussion on how to incorporate the research into space-weather forecasting tools. This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers active in solar physics and space science. Previously published in Solar Physics , Vol. 289/2, 2014. Dr. Irene González Hernández was an astronomer at the National Solar Observatory. Her research interests included helioseismology, far side images and ring-diagram analysis. Dr. Rudolf Komm is a Research Scientist at the National Solar Observatory and a leading expert in helioseismology, dynamics of the solar convection zone and the solar activity cycle. Dr. Alexei Pevtsov is an astronomer at the National Solar Observatory. His research interests include solar magnetic fields and helicity, sunspots, the corona, CMEs and space weather. Dr. John Leibacher is an astronomer at the National Solar Observatory and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the journal Solar Physics. His research interests include all aspects of helioseismology and atmospheric dynamics.
Internet and social media have become an integral part of life for many people. As the reliance on mobile communication devices increases more and more in the daily routines (e.g. mobile communicating via e-mail and through Social Networking Sites, retrieving the news, navigating with help of GPS, getting support in online forums), it seems natural that people will also rely on this communication form when it comes to crisis situation may it be as a witness, bystander or victim. From the standpoint of First Responders (FRs) and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) organizations, it is therefore important, not only to be aware of this development, but also to take measure and develop procedures, guidelines and tools to incorporate (mobile) online communication as an additional information and communication channel. Within the project iSAR+ the research and development of a set of guidelines was aimed that, in emergencies or crises, enable citizens using new mobile and online technologies to actively participate in the response effort, through the bi-directional provision, dissemination, sharing and retrieval of information essential for critical PPDR intervention, in search and rescue, and medical assistance. Those guidelines shall among all enable a smooth integration of iSAR+ solutions into the current CONOPS of PPDR (e.g. through technological, organizational, ethical and legal and human perspectives). In order to accomplish this, iSAR+ aimed at demonstrating and validating its main concepts by means of a technological platform presented to end-users in an interactive exercise namely a prototype that was delivered according to a spiral model of system design (i.e. successful iterations). The main results of the ISAR+ project are summarized in the book.
This book offers a compendium of best practices in game dynamics. It covers a wide range of dynamic game elements ranging from player behavior over artificial intelligence to procedural content generation. Such dynamics make virtual worlds more lively and realistic and they also create the potential for moments of amazement and surprise. In many cases, game dynamics are driven by a combination of random seeds, player records and procedural algorithms. Games can even incorporate the players real-world behavior to create dynamic responses. The best practices illustrate how dynamic elements improve the user experience and increase the replay value. The book draws upon interdisciplinary approaches; researchers and practitioners from Game Studies, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology and other disciplines will find this book to be an exceptional resource of both creative inspiration and hands-on process knowledge. Oliver Korn is a full professor for Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at Offenburg University in Germany. He also is a certified project manager (German Chamber of Commerce, DIHK), professional member of the ACM and the IEEE and an evaluator for the European Commission. After completing his master focusing on Computational Linguistics, he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) and the Stuttgart Media University (HdM). He focused on HCI, especially simulations, gaming and gamification. In 2003, he co-founded KORION, a Fraunhofer spin-off developing simulations and games. As CEO, he was in charge of several national research projects and gained experience in countless industrial software development projects, both in the area of entertainment and business intelligence. In 2014, he received his PhD in computer science at the SimTech Excellence Cluster of the University of Stuttgart. His research is published in numerous international publications. Newton Lee is CEO of Newton Lee Laboratories LLC, president of the Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships (IFERS), adjunct professor at Woodbury University School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD), editor-in-chief of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computers in Entertainment, and education and media advisor for the United States Transhumanist Party. Previously, Lee was a computer scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior producer and engineer at The Walt Disney Company where he led the in-house Games Group in developing over 100 online games for Disney.com and DisneyBlast.com. He was the founder of Disney Online Technology Forum, creator of Bell Labs first-ever commercial AI tool, and inventor of the worlds first annotated multimedia OPAC for the U.S. National Agricultural Library. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science, and he earned a perfect GPA from Vincennes University with an A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate in Computer Science. He has been honored with a Michigan Leading Edge Technologies Award, two community development awards from the California Junior Chamber of Commerce, and four volunteer project leadership awards from The Walt Disney Company.