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The Burn Journals

Author : Brent Runyon
ISBN : 9781400096428
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recounts the year he spent in a burn unit following his suicide attempt at fourteen, describing the painful treatments, skin-grafting procedures, rehabilitation, and psychotherapy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Burn Journals

Author : Brent Runyon
ISBN : 9780307276957
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the tradition of Running with Scissors and Girl, Interrupted, The Burn Journals is a truly remarkable book about teenage despair and recovery. "Describes a particular kind of youthful male desolation better than it has ever been described before, by anyone." --Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon I don’t want to get out of bed. I’m so stupid. I did so many things wrong. I don’t know what to do. I’m going to be in so much trouble. What am I going to do? I’m completely screwed. In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match. He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body and spent the next year recovering in hospitals and rehab facilities. During that year of physical recovery, Runyon began to question what he’d done, undertaking the complicated journey from near-death back to high school, and from suicide back to the emotional mainstream of life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Burn Journals

Author : Brent Runyon
ISBN : 9780375826214
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The author recounts the year he spent in a burn unit following his suicide attempt at fourteen, describing the painful treatments, skin-grafting procedures, rehabilitation, and psychotherapy.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Total Burn Care

Author : David N. Herndon
ISBN : 9781416032748
Genre : Medical
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Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS explains how to meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every burn patient - and thus achieve optimal recovery and rehabilitation. The 3rd Edition of this definitive reference covers all of the latest advances in the treatment of burns...features new a full-color layout with new color illustrations and clinical photographs. Compiled and edited by one of the world's leading authorities on the management of patients with burns. Discusses the management of burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation. Addresses the clinical, physical, and social needs of the burn patient and emphasizes a multi-faceted, "team approach" to treatment. Covers how to devise integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients. Uses color illustrations and clinical photographs throughout for the first time-incorporating the illustrative strengths of Barret & Herndon's Color Atlas of Burn Care to provide you with a single source of definitive guidance on diagnosis and management. Presents new chapters on barotrauma and inhalation injury · the tissue bank · the role of exercise · and the use of dermal templates and burn scar resurfacing. Offers fresh perspectives from more than 50% new authors. With more than 100 additional contributing experts
Category: Medical

Maybe

Author : Brent Runyon
ISBN : 9780375849930
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Maybe everything will be different here. Maybe I should drive away and never come back. Maybe my brother didn't mean to. Maybe my brother was right. Maybe I can get someone to have sex with me. Maybe no one will ever love me. Maybe I should be an actor. Maybe I shouldn't pretend to be deaf. Maybe if I mouth the words no one will know I'm not singing. But maybe someone, somehow, will hear me anyway. Brent Runyon offers a raw, wrenching novel of a boy on the edge. It's a powerful story about love and loss and death and anger and the near impossibility for a sixteen-year-old boy to both understand how he feels and to make himself heard. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Blue Star Rapture

Author : James W. Bennett
ISBN : 9781497683969
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A high school junior fights to protect his best friend from the dark side of college athletics Tyron has finally shed his baby fat, and he’s starting to look like a star. He moves with grace on the basketball court, showing the brilliance that eludes him everywhere else. He has the talent to win himself a college scholarship that could change his life—but he might not be strong enough academically to take full advantage of it. His best friend, T.J., is committed to making sure Tyron doesn’t squander his shot at an education. A basketball player himself, he has none of Tyron’s talent, but he’s smart enough to look out for his friend. At a one-week summer basketball camp, Tyron is overwhelmed by scouts, sportswriters, and recruiters. To keep Tyron out of trouble, T.J. will have to move quicker than he ever has on the court.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Burn Care Rescue Resuscitation And Resurfacing An Issue Of Clinics In Plastic Surgery E Book

Author : Charles Scott Hultman
ISBN : 9780323531498
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, guest edited by Drs. Charles Scott Hultman and Michael W. Neumeister, is devoted to Burn Care: Rescue, Resuscitation, Resurfacing. Articles in this comprehensive issue include: Lessons Learned from Major Disasters: From Cocoanut Grove to 9/11; Disaster Preparedness and Response in the 21st Century; Prevention, Advocacy, Legislation; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams:Integrating the Workforce; Financial Impact of Burns; Innovations in Burn Wound Assessment and Care; Hemodynamic Monitoring and Resuscitation; Management of Pulmonary Failure: From the VDR to ECMO; Infection Control: Iimmunosuppression and Management of HAIs; Neuro ICU and Perioperative Sedation/Analgesia; Nutrition, Metabolism, Endocrine; Patient Safety in Burn Patients: From the ICU to Rehab; Dermatologic Emergencies and the Role of the Burn Center; Pediatric Burn Care; Timing and Type of Excision:EBM Guidelines; Skin Substitutes and Bioscaffolds: Temporary and Permanent Coverage; Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells: Regeneration of the Skin and its Contents; Chemical, Electrical, and Radiation Injuries; Perineal Burns and Child Abuse; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Chronic Burn Wounds: HBO, Growth Factors, Marjolin's; and Acute Management of Hand Burns.
Category: Medical

We Are Our Brains

Author : D. F. Swaab
ISBN : 9780679644378
Genre : Science
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A vivid account of what makes us human. Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Renowned neuroscientist D. F. Swaab takes us on a guided tour of the intricate inner workings that determine our potential, our limitations, and our desires, with each chapter serving as an eye-opening window on a different stage of brain development: the gender differences that develop in the embryonic brain, what goes on in the heads of adolescents, how parenthood permanently changes the brain. Moving beyond pure biological understanding, Swaab presents a controversial and multilayered ethical argument surrounding the brain. Far from possessing true free will, Swaab argues, we have very little control over our everyday decisions, or who we will become, because our brains predetermine everything about us, long before we are born, from our moral character to our religious leanings to whom we fall in love with. And he challenges many of our prevailing assumptions about what makes us human, decoding the intricate “moral networks” that allow us to experience emotion, revealing maternal instinct to be the result of hormonal changes in the pregnant brain, and exploring the way that religious “imprinting” shapes the brain during childhood. Rife with memorable case studies, We Are Our Brains is already a bestselling international phenomenon. It aims to demystify the chemical and genetic workings of our most mysterious organ, in the process helping us to see who we are through an entirely new lens. Did you know? • The father’s brain is affected in pregnancy as well as the mother’s. • The withdrawal symptoms we experience at the end of a love affair mirror chemical addiction. • Growing up bilingual reduces the likelihood of Alzheimer’s. • Parental religion is imprinted on our brains during early development, much as our native language is. Praise for We Are Our Brains “Swaab’s ‘neurobiography’ is witty, opinionated, passionate, and, above all, cerebral.”—Booklist (starred review) “A fascinating survey . . . Swaab employs both personal and scientific observation in near-equal measure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A cogent, provocative account of how twenty-first-century ‘neuroculture’ has the potential to effect profound medical and social change.”—Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Science

A Tribe Apart

Author : Patricia Hersch
ISBN : 9780307829931
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their rituals, watching them fulfill their dreams and enact their tragedies. What she found was that America's teens have fashioned a fully defined culture that adults neither see nor imagine--a culture of unprecedented freedom and baffling complexity, a culture with rules but no structure, values but no clear morality, codes but no consistency. Is it society itself that has created this separate teen community? Resigned to the attitude that adolescents simply live in "a tribe apart," adults have pulled away, relinquishing responsibility and supervision, allowing the unhealthy behaviors of teens to flourish. Ultimately, this rift between adults and teenagers robs both generations of meaningful connections. For everyone's world is made richer and more challenging by having adolescents in it.
Category: Family & Relationships

Running With Scissors

Author : Augusten Burroughs
ISBN : 1429902523
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.
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