A condensed version of the critically acclaimed “Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence.” Essential Practice of Surgery provides a state-of-the-art, evidence-based approach to surgery for surgeons, residents and medical students. The book is divided into 8 comprehensive sections, providing the most succinct coverage of critical topics: Care of the Surgical Patient; Gastrointestinal & Abdominal Disease; Endocrine Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Transplantation; Cancer; and Associated Disciplines. Over 250 illustrations and 340 tables, including 62 evidence-based tables, complement the text.
This book covers a wide range of disorders such as atrial fibrillation, artificial heart valves, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke. Handbook of Oral Anticoagulation aims to provide an accessible overview of the exciting new developments in this field. Incorporating numerous quick-reference tables and figures and fully referenced throughout to key papers and the latest reviews, it will be a useful resource for all healthcare professionals involved in thromboprophylaxis.
Today we witness an eventful time in which the powerful new forces of genomics, information technology and economics are rapidly changing the science and art of medicine. This will require more specialization than ever before. However, there is also an increasing demand for an integrated approach, which is provided by the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology (CP). CP pursues a scientific goal by studying drug action in patients and volunteers, a clinical goal by administering appropriate drug therapy and a regulatory goal by assessing the risk/benefit ratio of drug candidates in drug development and reimbursement. This introduction to current topics of CP covers traditional topics of clinical drug research and trial methodology but also provides insight in current topics like genomics, imaging technology and issues in drug reimbursement. A number of concrete case studies in clinical drug research and development help to give a better understanding of the general principles of CP.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measures quick, tiny metabolic changes that take place in the brain, providing the most sensitive method currently available for identifying, investigating, and monitoring brain tumors, stroke, and chronic disorders of the nervous system like multiple sclerosis, and brain abnormalities related to dementia or seizures. This overview explores experimental research design, outlines challenges and limitations of fMRI, provides a detailed neuroanatomic atlas, and describes clinical applications of fMRI in cognitive, sensory, motor, and pharmacological cases, translating research into clinical application.
Peripheral and Cerebrovascular Intervention draws upon experts from diverse fields to provide readers with a comprehensive foundation for understanding and performing endovascular procedures?from the basic steps to the most current and advanced techniques. Individual chapters focus on primary intervention sites, including lower extremity, renal/mesenteric, subclavian/upper extremity, carotid/vertebral, intracranial and venous interventions. Additionally, chapters covering critical limb ischemia and abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms are included. By incorporating valuable clinical information, such as indications, contraindications, complications and discussions of surgical techniques and procedures, this book is a valuable resource for the busy practitioner and will be of interest to all interventional and general cardiologists, radiologists and neurologists; vascular surgeons; internists and residents and fellows.
Many young, inexperienced doctors, have difficultly pinpointing a diagnosis: Is it a condition to which certain diseases could belong, or a disease definable in line with certain criteria? How can I apply my basic knowledge of diseases to a real patient? How can I find the correct diagnosis for a disease that I am seeing for the very first time? The traditional diagnostic pathways conveyed by current methods of teaching, from visual identification of the disease, knowledge of diseases, understanding of symptoms or patterns to diagnosis, leave certain diagnostic questions unanswered, especially on first experience of such a clinical pattern. Syndrome-based Approach to Diagnosis: A Practical Guide offers lecturers an alternative training concept in their teaching, which provides students with a model for self-study as well as the educational tools for learning how to think in clinical terms.
Based on the experience gained by PET/CT experts with more than 10,000 patients, this manual impressively demonstrates the advantages of combined PET/CT. It also refers to publications from Europe, the USA and Asia as well as numerous studies.
A comprehensive one-source guide to the most current information on red blood cell formation and the action of recombinant human erythropoietins. Topics covered include: erythropoiesis, recombinant protein discovery and production, and treatment of patients with anemia. The newest theories in erythropoiesis (receptors, signaling), manufacturing, new formulations, and clinical research are discussed. The text is ideal for researchers and clinical investigators in academia, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical research associates, clinical monitors, and physician investigators.
Gain a full understanding of the basic science andclinical use of drugs with the most up-to-date andcomprehensive pharmacology text in the health sciences400 ILLUSTRATIONS–MANY IN FULL COLOR
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Coverage that spans every aspect of medical pharmacology:Encompasses every aspect of medical pharmacology including botanicals and over-the-counter drugs New chapter on pharmacogenomics with important examples Emphasis is placed on discussion of druggroups and prototypes Clinically relevant, the book includes sections that specifically address the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects Full-color presentation with more than 400 illustrations Case studies introduce clinical problems in most chapters Summary tables and diagrams encapsulate important information Includes many new drugs A Generic Name/Trade Name Table appears at the end of most chapters for easy reference when writing a chart order or prescriptionOrganized to reflect the course sequence in many pharmacology courses and in integrated curricula, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. Selection of the subject matter and order of its presentation are based on the authors` many years of experience in teaching this material to thousands of medical, pharmacy, dental, podiatry, nursing, and other health science students.
This book fulfils the need for a general urology text primarily urologists in training. It has a novel format by having a clinical chapter always preceded by a scientific foundation chapter. The scientific chapter is geared toward answering questions for boards and understanding pathophysiology, is concise and relevant. The clinical chapter is written around evidence-based medicine and in “how-to” format with algorithms, with reference to AUA & EAU guidelines, well illustrated.
The book is primarily intended to meet the requirements of CMLT/DMLT and undergraduate courses. It covers all the required topics in a descriptive and sygnoptic style. Various concepts have been explained using simple language and short sentences for easy comprehension. It also discusses the latest techniques in biochemistry like glucometer, HbA/C test and autoanalysers. The text is divided into 2 parts-first part deals with elementary knowledge of organic, inorganic physical and analytical chemistry. The second part deals with aim and scope of biochemistry, structure of cell, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids enzymes, metabolism, hormones, liver/renal function text (cardiac function test), electrolytes, body fluids, automation, etc.
Orthopaedic surgeons require not only an understanding of anatomy and clinical sciences, and competence in surgical skills, but also a strong foundation in biomechanics. The application of biomechanics plays an increasing role in modern orthopaedics; for example, correct decisions about the mode of treatment and choice of implants are just as important as operating precisely to reach a specific anatomical landmark. This book simplifies the core principles in orthopaedic biomechanics, giving readers the solid grounding they need to flourish in the specialty. Each topic is covered in a discrete, double-page spread, featuring concise text accompanied by illustrations or tables to give readers a solid understanding of the concepts discussed. This is a must-read guide for orthopaedic trainees at every level ,and will be valuable for biomechanical researchers and other professionals in the field.
A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age.
The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life. This book brings together, in a single resource, the research in life course epidemiology of mental disorders, forging a consensus on the current science and pointing the way forward for the field.
Assembling researchers across disparate disciplines including epidemiology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatric genetics, sociology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, and epigenetics the book reviews the methods and synthesizes existing knowledge about the life course epidemiology of mental disorders in populations. It also presents discussions of the mechanisms that drive the production of mental disorders over the life course including emerging areas of research in the field.
A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders brings together the state-of-the-art science of life course epidemiology to inform training, research, practice and policy with regard to mental disorders. The first comprehensive articulation of a life course perspective in the area, it will be a key resource for academics, researchers and students.
The book includes recommendations for COPD from published guidelines (eg, the GOLD, ATS, and NICE guidelines) and presents them in the context of relevant clinical treatment issues. This is an in-depth guide on the management of COPD, concentrating on the impact of COPD on a patient as well as how healthcare professionals can intervene and educate the patient at an early stage and thereby slow the onset of severe symptoms.
This outstanding book synthesizes a wealth of information gleaned from clinical and administrative experiences in orthodontic practice. Contributors from around the world provide tips, techniques and practical hints to assist in everything from diagnosis and the use of appliances to patient management. It is essential reading for any practitioner, even the most experienced orthodontist, who wishes to improve skills and knowledge in the clinical treatment of patients.
This book is an easy to use atlas of normal axial CT anatomy, tailored to the needs of students, and includes a CD of all the images included in the book. Students are routinely tested on the appearance of normal imaging anatomy so this book provides an invaluable revision guide as well as clinical resource. The book includes 100 high resolution CT images covering all systems of the body and is set out in a systematic and logical sequence enabling students to visualize the underlying structures of the body, emphasizing their 3-dimensional relation. The accompanying CD contains all the images from the book.
This comprehensive handbook delivers “bottom line,” evidence-based guidance in the practice of thoracic anesthesia. Chapters are short and practical and include actionable technical pearls not available elsewhere. The editor and contributors are academic faculty who work at one of the busiest thoracic surgical programs in North America, and their aim has been to integrate essential concepts with practical decision-making.
•Detailed guidance for performing more than 30 thoracic surgical procedures
•Relevant surgical insights from a senior thoracic surgeon included for each procedure
•Full range of modern thoracic anesthetic challenges covered
•Essential foundation concepts digested and simplified
•Technical aspects sufficiently detailed to be useful
•An efficient resource for skilled generalists and trainees