• Small group research is of particularly wide interest to people working in a fairly broad variety of areas concerned with understanding conflict, especially for practitioners and researchers concerned with conflict resolution, peace, and related areas.

    The editors will focus on six main topical areas of small group research, which include:
    - Cooperation, competition, and conflict resolution- Coalitions, bargaining, and games- Group dynamics and social cognition- The group and organization- Team performance- Intergroup relations

  • In 2009 the University Medicine Greifswald launched the "Greifswald Approach to Individualized Medicine" (GANI_MED) to implement biomarker-based individualized diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in clinical settings. Individualized Medicine (IM) has led not only to controversies about its potentials, but also about its societal, ethical and health economic implications. This anthology focusses on these areas and includes - next to clinical examples illustrating how the integrated analysis of biomarkers leads to significant improvement of therapeutic outcomes for a subgroup of patients - chapters about the definition, history and epistemology of IM. Additionally there is a focus on conceptual philosophical questions as well as challenges for applied research ethics (informed consent process, the IT-based consent management and the handling of incidental findings). Finally it pays attention to health economic aspects. The possibilities of IM to initiate a paradigm shift in the German health care provision are investigated. Furthermore, it is asked whether the G-DRG system is ready for the implementation of such approaches into clinical routine.

  • This manual will meet the everyday needs of the wide range of medical professionals who play a role in the treatment of children referred to hospital because of renal disease. It is an easy-to-use, portable guide that will assist pediatricians, residents, and trainees in making prompt first-level management decisions. It will also prove invaluable for the adult nephrologists who care for children in many developing countries, and will serve as a teaching guide for experts when training non-subspecialists. Individual sections are devoted to the evaluation of renal disease; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders; glomerular diseases; tubular disorders; congenital, inherited, and urological disorders; consequences of renal disease; and miscellaneous topics. The text is in a bulleted format with tables and algorithms wherever possible, making it straightforward and easy to read. An appendix includes further important information such as normal values, drug dosages, and drug nephrotoxicity.

  • In 26 präzisen und praxisnahen Kapiteln fasst dieses Buch das Wissen zusammen, das Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgen in der Weiterbildung und in ihrem klinischen Alltag zu thoraxchirurgischen Fragestellungen bentigen. Neben der Diagnostik und speziellen Techniken werden die Themenkomplexe thorakale Notfälle und Traumata, Entzündungen und Neoplasien ausführlich behandelt. Die mglichen Vorgehensweisen und die Auswahl der adäquaten Therapie sind dargestellt, die wichtigsten Eingriffe in Wort und Bild ausführlich beschrieben, ebenso die thorakale Bildgebung, das spezifische perioperative Management und spezielle thoraxchirurgische Instrumentarien und Techniken. Die 2. Auflage geht zusätzlich auf Tumoren und Verletzungen des Ösophagus ein.