Textbook of Receptor Pharmacology (3rd Edition)

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Aug 042020

For the past four decades, University College London has offered a renowned course on receptor pharmacology. Originating from this course, the perennially bestselling Textbook of Receptor Pharmacology has presented in-depth coverage of this rapidly expanding area of research. This third edition continues to combine current understanding of classical quantitative pharmacology and drug-receptor interactions with the basics of receptor structure and signal transduction mechanisms, providing an integrated analysis of the mechanisms of drug action at membrane receptors. Maintaining the second edition’s focus on cell membrane receptors and the immediate signal transduction events at the membrane, this edition includes updated chapters on receptor structure and signal transduction by G-proteins and tyrosine kinases as well as enhancements to the quantitative treatment of drug-receptor interactions. Several chapters contain problems and worked-out solutions, giving students the ability to test their comprehension of the material. Hundreds of diagrams and figures further enhance the text. A time-saving resource and comprehensive learning tool, Textbook of Receptor Pharmacology, Third Edition carries on the tradition of providing in-depth, up-to-date coverage of this critical area that is both fundamental to the science of pharmacology and on the cutting edge of new drug development.
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The Basics: A Comprehensive Outline of Nursing School Content (Kaplan Test Prep)

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Aug 042020

Kaplan’s The Basics provides comprehensive review of essential nursing school content so you can ace your assignments and exams.

The Best Review
• All the essential content you need, presented in outline format and easy-access tables for efficient review
• Chapters mirror the content covered in your nursing school curriculum so you know you have complete content coverage
• Used by thousands of students each year to succeed in nursing school and beyond

Expert Guidance
• Kaplan’s expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content annually
• We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.



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Introduction to Pharmacology

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Aug 042020

Advances in pharmacogenomics and proteomics, along with the introduction of recombinant DNA technology, have expanded the applications of pharmacology to encompass a range of disciplines. Biomedical researchers, protein specialists, and molecular biologists are all involved in the development and delivery of novel drugs. Therefore, students in a variety of life sciences now require grounding in pharmacology.
Adding much new material, Introduction to Pharmacology, Third Edition familiarizes students with the curative action of specific drugs, along with current research and the multifaceted role of pharmacology in society.
New to the third edition―
·      Chapters on smooth muscle pharmacology covering gastrointestinal and pulmonary pharmacology
·      Pharmacology advances at the molecular level
·      The historical background of the Watson Crick model of DNA
·      Cutting edge topics such as RNA interference and dopamine signaling
The text begins with a discussion on the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of drugs. Much emphasis is placed on pharmacokinetic aspects: how drugs produce an effect and the quantification of these effects for comparative purposes. Also the text describes substance abuse pharmacology and the evolution of drug laws. Several chapters deal with the development of drugs and challenges faced in drug discovery.
Identifying both the therapeutic and toxicological aspects of drug use, Introduction to Pharmacology employs contemporary examples to help students become familiar with drug development and treatment, as well as possible adverse affects, and the impact of drug research and use on society today and into the future.



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Communicating about Risks and Safe Use of Medicines: Real Life and Applied Research

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Aug 042020

At the core of this book lies the question how to approach medicines, risks and communication as a researcher – or anybody planning and evaluating a communication intervention, or wanting to understand communication events in private and the media. With a view to tackle current shortcomings of communication systems and processes for improved implementation, patient satisfaction and health outcomes, a multilayered approach is presented. This combines multiple data types and methods to obtain a wider and deeper understanding of the major parties and their interactions, as well as the healthcare, social and political contexts of information flows, how they interfere and which impact they have. Illustrated with real life experiences of safety concerns with medicines, worldwide active experts discuss the methods and contributions their disciplines can offer. With considerations on terminologies, tabulated overviews on communication types and outcomes, a patient-centred vision and plain language for non-medical readers, the book creates a platform for multidisciplinary collaborations amongst researchers as well as practitioners from communications, healthcare, the social sciences and pharmacovigilance. Importantly, it advocates for an active role of patients and highlights the achievements and aspirations of patient organisations. Finally, the book suggests establishing an inclusive discipline of humanities and epidemiology of medicinal product risk communication to realise full research potential. The authors are driven by the curiosity for communication as the most human behaviour, and as good health is amongst the basic human needs, medicinal product risk communication is an exciting research field of high global relevance.




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Epidemiology by Design : A Causal Approach to the Health Sciences

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Aug 042020

Epidemiology is recognized as the science of public health, evidence-based medicine, and comparative effectiveness research. Causal inference is the theoretical foundation underlying all of the above. No introduction to epidemiology is complete without extensive discussion of causal inference; what’s missing is a textbook that takes such an approach.

Epidemiology by Design takes a causal approach to the foundations of traditional introductory epidemiology. Through an organizing principle of study designs, it teaches epidemiology through modern causal inference approaches, including potential outcomes, counterfactuals, and causal identification conditions.

Coverage in this textbook includes:

· Introduction to measures of prevalence and incidence (survival curves, risks, rates, odds) and measures of contrast (differences, ratios); the fundamentals of causal inference; and principles of diagnostic testing, screening, and surveillance
· Description of three key study designs through the lens of causal inference: randomized trials, prospective observational cohort studies, and case-control studies
· Discussion of internal validity (within a sample), external validity, and population impact: the foundations of an epidemiologic approach to implementation science

For first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduates in epidemiology and public health fields more broadly, Epidemiology by Design offers a rigorous foundation in epidemiologic methods and an introduction to methods and thinking in causal inference. This new textbook will serve as a foundation not just for further study of the field, but as a head start on where the field is going.



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Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (Advanced Life Support Group)

 Emergency, Psychiatry  Comments Off on Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (Advanced Life Support Group)
Aug 042020

Acute Psychiatric Emergencies is designed for all medical and healthcare professionals working with patients in mental health crisis. This manual is a key component of the Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (APEx) course, which uses a structured approach developed by leading psychiatry and emergency medicine specialists with years of practical experience.

This valuable resource provides a practical approach for dealing with mental health emergencies, helping healthcare professionals from different specialties speak a common language and develop a shared understanding that expedites excellent care. The manual outlines the assessment and management of patients who have self-harmed, those that are apparently drunk, the patient behaving strangely, the patient with acute confusion, and those that are aggressive.

• Presents a structured, practical approach for the emergency care of patients presenting in acute psychiatric crisis
• Covers common presentations of psychiatric emergencies
• Emphasises close co-operation of emergency and mental health teams
• Offers content designed jointly by practicing psychiatrists and emergency physicians from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Acute Psychiatric Emergencies will be useful for practitioners of emergency medicine, psychiatry, emergency and mental health nursing as well as other mental health and crisis care professionals.



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Virtual Clinical Trials : Challenges and Opportunities: Proceedings of a Workshop

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Aug 042020

Successful drug development relies on accurate and efficient clinical trials to deliver the best and most effective pharmaceuticals and clinical care to patients. However, the current model for clinical trials is outdated, inefficient and costly. Clinical trials are limited by small sample sizes that do not reflect variations among patients in the real world, financial burdens on participants, and slow processes, and these factors contribute to the disconnect between clinical research and clinical practice.

On November 28-29, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to investigate the current clinical trials system and explore the potential benefits and challenges of implementing virtual clinical trials as an enhanced alternative for the future. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.



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Phlebotomy (Quick Study Academic)

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Aug 042020

Our best-selling comprehensive 6 page laminated guide is the perfect resource to help phlebotomy (venipuncture) students understand those procedures that enable blood draw/testing to be safe and comfortable for patients. Different forms of testing, equipment and other aspects of phlebotomy are explored in detail. Includes easy-to-read tables and diagrams. Each section features “The Phlebotomist Knows” summary of critical points, set off graphically for easy reference. As customers have said this guide has “everything you need to know for phlebotomy.

Topics covered includes:
• Overview – Routine Venipuncture
• How Phlebotomy is Performed
• Circulatory System
• Blood Tests
• Types of Specimens
• Common Blood Tests
• Common Chemistry Tests & Panels
• Table of Test Types & Purpose
• Phlebotomy Tools, Techniques & Equipment
• Blood Collection Basics
• Tourniquets
• Gloves
• Needles
• Evacuated Blood Collection Tubes
• Tube Additives
• Order of Blood Draw
• Order of Blood Draw
• Color-Coded Tops for Blood Draw
• Glossary of Phlebotomy Terminology




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Dental Biomaterials – Imaging, Testing and Modelling

 Dentistry, Radiology  Comments Off on Dental Biomaterials – Imaging, Testing and Modelling
Aug 042020

Dental biomaterials reviews the materials used in this important area, their performance and how such performance can be measured and optimised. Chapters review optical and electron microscopy imaging techniques for dental biomaterial interfaces. Specific materials such as dental cements, fibre-reinforced composites, metals and alloys are discussed. There is an analysis of stresses, fracture, wear and ageing in dental biomaterials as well as an evaluation of the performance of dental adhesives and resin-dentin bonds. Chapters also review ways of assessing the performance of dental handpieces, crowns, implants and prosthesies. The book also reviews the use of computer models in such areas as bond strength and shape optimisation of dental restorations. With its distinguished editors and team of experienced contributors Dental biomaterials: imaging, testing and modelling will provide researchers, materials scientists, engineers and dental practitioners with an essential guide to the use and performance of dental biomaterials.
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Resident Readiness General Surgery

 Surgery  Comments Off on Resident Readiness General Surgery
Aug 042020

Resident Readiness: General Surgery prepares you for success during your surgical internship. Inside is a full range of scenarios you may experience during your residency, supported by comprehension questions with detailed answer explanations and tips to help you remember. You will also learn the clinical problem-solving process so you can think quickly on your feet, especially when time is critical. With the book’s step-by-step guidance, you will gain the confidence you need to perform at your best on Day One of your residency.



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