Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border—a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into the United States so he can find work and send money home. But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor must struggle to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert. Victor's journey is fraught with danger, freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by millions attempting to cross the border. Through Victor's often desperate struggle, Will Hobbs brings to life one of the great human dramas of our time.
Gathers scenes of poverty, squalor, brutality, and humanity
The newly updated Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook helps you to effectively perform common therapeutic interventions. This convenient handbook provides full-color illustrations and videos showcasing up-to-date, step-by-step methods for the most widely practiced interventional cardiology procedures! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Review traditional procedures as well as more specialized interventions, including laser angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent implantation. Quickly access the information you need with the help of an easy-to-read outline format, which includes helpful tables and boldfaced key terms. An excellent complement to the 5th Edition of Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, the Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook is also an ideal review tool for the boards. Make optimal use of the latest techniques with coverage of coronary interventions using radial access; advances in femoral closure devices; avoidance of restenosis; interventions for peripheral vascular disease; LV support devices for high-risk PCI; indications and potential pitfalls of new stents and approach to failing dialysis shunts. Effectively evaluate coronary and peripheral vascular disease with full coverage of non-angiographic imaging techniques including FFR, OCT, IVUS and the new tools to assess intravascular plaque composition. View online videos demonstrating Radial Access, Tandem Heart for High-Risk PCI, FFR for Serial Lesions, Thromboaspiration for STEMI, Management of Coronary Perforation, and more at www.expertconsult.com!
Structural heart disease interventions are a diverse group of novel treatments that have evolved from a small number of procedures to an impressive array of new approaches to diseases that have been traditionally managed by surgery and medical therapy. This book has been prepared for use by physicians and non-physicians who have an interest in SHD interventions and desire a practical, comprehensive, and clinical summary of established and emerging percutaneous interventions. The chapters are authored by recognized experts from around the world. There are five major sections including: 1) Core Knowledge in SHD Intervention 2) Specialized Skills for the Interventionalist 3) Closure of Congenital and Acquired Defects in Adults 4) Transcatheter Therapy for Valvular Disease 5) Specialized Procedures Features Include: Extensive images to present anatomical complexities and diversity including some interactive 3-D graphics Presentation of transcatheter mitral valve repair Chapter on how to set up & credential a SHD program
These books contain the latest discoveries, techniques, practice and out comes in vascular surgery. There are approximately 25 to 45 chapters in each book, classified under the following headings: cerebrovascular, ischemia, infrainguinal lesions, aortic aneurysm, thoracic aortic pathology, aorta and its major branches, upper extremity ischemia, venous disorders, hemodialysis access, endovascular technology, noninvasive test, and issues in vascular surgery. Each of the chapters contains valuable illustrations, tables, and a list of references to guide the reader through the chapter. All chapters are reviewed and edited by the editors (James S. T. Yao, William Pearce, Jon Matsumura, Mark Morasch, and Mark Eskandari). This series of books ( 5 in all) is focused on specific topics in vascular surgery. For each title the editors will assume the responsibility of adding the latest information and new chapters and to update all of the content, thus making these books more cohesive and with newer, up-to-date information. The resulting product is a comprehensive review of current knowledge across all of vascular surgery, covering: Carotid Artery Diseases, Surgery of the Aorta, Venous Disorders, Endovascular technology and Ischemic Extremities.
The proposed is written as a senior undergraduate or the first-year graduate textbook,covering modern thermal devices such as heat sinks, thermoelectric generators and coolers, heat pipes, and heat exchangers as design components in larger systems. These devices are becoming increasingly important and fundamental in thermal design across such diverse areas as microelectronic cooling, green or thermal energy conversion, and thermal control and management in space, etc. However, there is no textbook available covering this range of topics. The proposed book may be used as a capstone design course after the fundamental courses such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The underlying concepts in this book cover the, 1) understanding of the physical mechanisms of the thermal devices with the essential formulas and detailed derivations, and 2) designing the thermal devices in conjunction with mathematical modeling, graphical optimization, and occasionally computational-fluid-dynamic (CFD) simulation. Important design examples are developed using the commercial software, MathCAD, which allows the students to easily reach the graphical solutions even with highly detailed processes. In other words, the design concept is embodied through the example problems. The graphical presentation generally provides designers or students with the rich and flexible solutions toward achieving the optimal design. A solutions manual will be provided.
In the 4th edition of Endovascular Surgery, Drs. Wesley S. Moore, Samuel S. Ahn, and a host of experts guide you through the latest developments in this innovative field. New procedures and special features, such as key points and case reviews, help illustrate effective patient care, and new topics such as endoscopic management of aneurismal disease and traumatic injuries review with you the latest endovascular surgical techniques. Review basic principles and new techniques, and follow a practical, problem-solving approach to help address challenging areas. Gain greater detail and depth than other current texts, as well as fresh perspectives with contributions from new authors. Broaden your surgical skills with new chapters on endoscopic management of aneurismal disease and traumatic injuries, and review a valuable new section covering the TIPS Procedure for Portal Hypertension, Anesthetic Management for Endovascular Procedures, the Use of Coil Embolization in Endovascular Surgery, and more. See case presentations from the author’s own review course to help you apply key information to real clinical situations.
Dr. Kahaleh's expertise as the Chief of Advanced Endoscopy at Weill Cornell Medical Center has allowed him to gather top experts to write state-of-the art reviews devoted to therapeutic ERCP. Articles address therapeutic ERCP and instrumentation; advanced cannulation technique and precut; stone burden in the bile and pancreatic duct; the available platforms for choledochopancreatoscopy; ERCP and Biliary Imaging; ERCP for sampling and tissues acquisition; ERCP and Intraductal ablation therapies; ERCP for distal malignant stricture; management of benign biliary stricture; treatment of common bile duct injuries after surgery; EUS guided ERCP; prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis, and legal Matters related to ERCP.
This book is designed as a companion to the initial years of hospital training for junior doctors in training, including, but not limited to, the core elements of the curriculum for Foundation Training in the UK. Patients have co-morbidity and mixed patterns of clinical presentation and thus the book brings together the key guidance on the presentation and care of all those who attend within a wide range of disciplines. These appear in the book as they present in real life, according to symptoms. Given the balance of the type of work done by most trainee hospital doctors, the emphasis of the book is on acute, as compared with chronic, symptom presentation and effective management. • Provides a concise and high quality account of the relevant information for those working in Foundation training • Includes practical step-by-step guidance on a range of core clinical procedures • Provides valuable information on the non-clinical aspects of a clinical career • Written by an author team with extensive practical experience of teaching trainee hospital doctors.
Essential Physics for OCR is a brand new series providing clear progression with challenging material for in-depth learning and understanding. Written by the best-selling author of New Understanding Physics, this text has been laid out in double page spreads and written in simple, easy-to-understand language. Designed in a contemporary manner, it ensures that students truly understand, engage and reflect upon the topic studied. A fully networkable and editable Teacher Support CD-ROMs is also available for this series. It contains worksheets, marking schemes and practical help.
Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions is the only bookdedicated to interventions guided by imaging technology. Writtenand edited by leading experts in the field, interventionalendoscopy, cardiology, oncology and radiology are covered indetail. Chapters include the history and background of theprocedures, patient work-up, equipment lists, detailedprocedural instructions, potential complications, patient follow-upprotocols, and expected outcomes. Split into body systems, thetechnical aspects of each procedure are presented using highlyillustrated step-by-step guides. Veterinary Image-GuidedInterventions is a must-have handbook for internists, surgeons,cardiologists, radiologists, oncologists and criticalists, andfor anyone interested in cutting-edge developments in veterinarymedicine. Key features include: A highly practical step-by-step guide to image-guidedprocedures Relevant to a wide range of veterinary specialists. Written and edited by respected pioneers in veterinaryimage-guided procedures A companion website offers videos of many procedures to enhancethe text
The second installment in a series of useful and resourceful guides, HVACR 201, continues to build upon the basics of the HVACR trade. The result of a joint effort by industry leading Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice & Journeyman Training Committee (PHCC Educational Foundation), and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), the book begins with simpler HVACR concepts and progresses into increasingly complex theories and skills. Starting with coverage of all of the important components of a system, the book advances to deal with topics in electrical ,heating, motors , and cooling- then moving to troubleshooting and installation procedures. Theoretical knowledge is presented alongside practical, industry-relevant examples, allowing both entry-level technicians and 2nd year apprentices to easily learn and apply key HVACR concepts
Recognized experts from around the world bring you “cutting-edge guidance on the treatment of distal radius fractures and carpal injuries. Practical and comprehensive, you’ll find detailed coverage of the treatment and causes of ulnar sided wrist pain, as well as the latest arthroscopic and mini-invasive techniques for the fixation of both distal radius fractures and scaphoid fractures. The user-friendly format features practical tips, pearls, and potential pitfalls to help optimize outcomes. Best of all, intraoperative videos of 44 techniques available on online make this an outstanding multimedia guide for the treatment of these challenging fractures. Uses real cases to illustrate diagnostic decision-making, nonsurgical and surgical management and care, and outcomes measurement for a variety of complex distal radius fractures, as well as 44 videos—over two hours—of procedures all on the website. Includes the fully-searchable text online for quick and easy access to the information you need. Covers distal radius fractures from imaging and classification to the new locking plate designs, emerging nonplate alternatives such as intramedullary and T-pin fixation, and newer nonbridging external fixators for intra-articular fractures to provide you with the latest developments in the field. Presents material in a concise, practical format for an ideal review before surgery. Provides a visual display of intraoperative procedures through full-color images and photographs. Features additional chapters—Role of Advanced Imaging in Distal Radius Fractures, Patient-focused Wrist Outcome Instrument, Biomechanics and Biology of Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures, Micronail, Rehabilitation Following Distal Radius Fractures: a biomechanical/procedure specific approach, Use of Thermal Shrinkage – Biology and applications, Arthroscopic Thermal Shrinkage for Scapholunate Ligament Injuries, Rehabilitation following Carpal Injury, Reconstruction of the Distal Radius Facet by a Free Vascularized Ostechondral Graft—online for even more value.
Observations of a lineman with the 150th Armored Signal company laying wire from 10th Armored Division Headquarters to the forward units in 1944-45.
Published in association with the Society for Vascular Surgery, Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery presents state-of-the-art updates on all aspects of vascular health care. Extensively revised by many new authors to meet the needs of surgeons, interventionalists, and vascular medicine specialists, this medical reference book incorporates medical, endovascular and surgical treatment, as well as diagnostic techniques, decision making and fundamental vascular biology. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Master the latest developments, techniques, and approaches with thorough updates on endovascular applications, vascular access, imaging, non-operative management, and much more. View clinical and physical findings and operative techniques more vividly with a full-color layout and images. Get answers you can depend on. Rutherford's delivers the world’s most trusted information on all major areas of vascular health care, is written by international experts, and includes up-to-date bibliographies and annotated recommended references. Discover emerging techniques in rapidly advancing topics, with special emphasis on endovascular coverage, vascular imaging, angiography, CT and MRI. Explore brand new chapters on dialysis catheters, renovascular disease, and management of branches during endovascular aneurysm. Stay up-to-date with the latest coverage of endovascular procedures that reflects the changing practices and techniques in vascular surgery. Access videos at Expert Consult.
A vivid and lively account of the 1865 expedition to lay an Atlantic cable that would help revolutionise transatlantic communications.