Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice, 3/e serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. This edition reflects the contemporary focus on evidence-based practice in health care, and the essential concepts for understanding analysis and research design. Expanded topics include measures of diagnostic accuracy, statistical estimates of validity and reliability, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, search strategies and critical appraisal of literature for clinical decision making and development of research. Written for those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology, this text will be useful to developing clinicians, practitioners, graduate students and researchers.
Internationally renowned author, Susan Jeffers, has helped millions of people around the globe to overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives. Such fears may include: Public speaking; Asserting yourself; Making decisions; Intimacy; Changing jobs; Being alone; Ageing; Driving; Losing a loved one; Ending a relationship. But whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want - so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis and depression to one of power, energy and enthusiasm. This inspiring modern classic has helped thousands turn their anger into love - and their indecision into action - with Susan Jeffers´ simple but profound advice to ´feel the fear and do it anyway´.
The fascinating, behind-the-scenes saga of the making of Alfred Hitchcock´s masterpiece. This is the richest and most revealing portrait of a movie classic in-the-making ever compiled, from casting decisions to personality clashes, from anecdotes about one of Hollywood´s most celebrated--and feared--directors to the truth about why the FBI needed to protect Janet Leigh after the opening of the film.
Gastrointestinal mucosal biopsies are an active part of the pathologist´s day and have increased in the past few years as endoscopic screening has become more commonplace. This new full-color second edition of Biopsy Interpretation of the Gastrointestinal Tract Mucosa has been expanded into two concise, comprehensive volumes to offer more complete coverage of both non-neoplastic and neoplastic entities. Like the other books in the Biopsy Interpretation Series, these volumes are practical references for pathologists to use when making diagnostic decisions based on biopsy specimens. Volume 1 of this second edition focuses on interpretation of non-neoplastic gastrointestinal mucosal biopsies. Coverage is geared to daily practice and includes mucosal biopsies from the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. A companion website will include all of the 300 print illustrations plus an additional 750 e-figures. Volume 2 will focus on neoplastic biopsies and will publish in March 2012.
This book offers a large scale reassessment of the function of Roman emperor over three centuries (from Augustus to Constantine) and of the social realities of this exercise of power. Concentrating on the patterns of communication between the emperor and his subjects, the author shows that such communications were normally initiated by the subjects - whether grouped in cities or other associations, or individually and that the emperor fulfilled his role primarily by making responses to them or giving decisions or verdicts between them.The book casts new light on a number of detailed historical questions such as the sources of the emperor´s wealth and the ways he spent it; the imperial residences and the mobility of the court; and the relatively small and simple entourage that the emperor needed to perform his functions. But above all, it emphasizes two major historical themes: the steady detachment of the emperor from the republican institutions of the city of Rome; and the way in which relations between Emperor and Church were shaped by the emperor´s long-standing relations with cities, temples and associations in the pagan world.Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from literature and legal writings to inscriptions and papyri, the main text can be read without any knowledge o f Latin or Greek.