This is the first comprehensive book devoted exclusively to cancer in adolescents and young adults. It compiles medical, epidemiological, biological, psychological, and emotional issues of young adults’ oncology. The emphasis is on the differences of the “same” cancer in younger and older patients. Model programs specially designed to care for patients in the age group and surveillance of long-term adverse effects are reviewed.
By (author): Murray Longmore, Ian B. Wilkinson, Supraj R. Rajagopalan
The OHCM is the world’s best-selling handbook of medicine. Together with its companion, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties, it covers the whole of clinical medicine and surgery. It provides practical clinical information in practical, bite-sized chunks and combines wit, a lucid style, and memorable epigrams with a trusted approach to diagnosis and management.
Given rapid research progress and advance of the techniques in studying HIV interactions with host cells and factors, there is a critical need for a book on HIV interactions with DCs. The proposed book will aim for a broad readership to facilitate HIV/AIDS research and provide a practical tool for HIV researchers to continuously address novel questions. Specifically, the editors will summarize the literature in this field and provide critical analysis and future directions. International researchers will be invited as contributors of the book, highlighting authors who have contributed significantly to the field from different angles and aspects of virology, cell biology and immunology, etc.
Understand how the healthcare system works – and how you can succeed in it
Covers the 2010 Affordable Care Act
A Doody’s Core Title for 2015!
The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, Understanding Health Policy provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues.
Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system?from the concepts behind policy decisions to concrete examples of how they affect patients and professionals alike. Understanding Health Policy, 6e makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand?so you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis.
Coverage of structure, organization, and financing of the health care system
Key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples are skillfully interwoven in each chapter to make important issues interesting and understandable
Clinical vignettes clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations
Comprehensive list of review questions reinforce what you have learned
Understanding Health Policy, 6e will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.
There is much discussion in the field of interventional cardiovascular therapy as to what is the best approach to treating coronary bifurcation lesions. Many advocate for provisional stenting, stenting of the main vessel with subsequent stenting of the side branch as needed, while some advocate for elective double stenting of both branches. This book is the first of its kind to take a unique approach to this issue by considering the management of bifurcation lesions in the context of the individual patient’s bifurcation anatomy. A highly-illustrated, evidence-based and practical guide, this text offers a patient-centered outlook on the technical decision making in the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions.
“Essentials in Ophthalmology” is a new review series covering all of ophthalmology categorized in eight subspecialties. It will be published quarterly, thus each subspecialty will be reviewed biannually. Given the multiplicity of medical publications already available, why is a new series needed? Consider that the half-life of medical knowledge is estimated to be around 5 years. Moreover, it can be as long as 8 years between the first description of a medical innovation in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and publication in a medical textbook. A series that narrows this time span between journal and textbook would provide a more rapid and efficient transfer of medical knowledge into clinical practice, and enhance care of our patients.
A range of factors must be considered when developing a topical antimicrobial for use in a healthcare personnel handwash, surgical scrub, or preoperative skin preparation. Antimicrobial effectiveness, low skin irritation, ease of use, and pleasing aesthetics are all essential if the product is to succeed. In addition, all facets of the product must comply with stringent regulatory requirements. With updated protocols and research, Topical Antimicrobials Testing and Evaluation, Second Edition comprehensively presents and reviews the latest techniques for testing antimicrobial compounds for effectiveness and regulatory compliance.
The anatomical structure of the skin and skin microbiology relevant to product testing
Use of antimicrobial products against specific microorganisms such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species
Measurement of antimicrobial action of topical antimicrobials from experimental design, microbiological, biostatistical, and marketplace perspectives
Various aspects of the topical antimicrobial products currently in common use in medical, food service, and consumer markets
Statistical analysis and specific statistical designs for clinical trials
Epistemological requirements in evaluating the effects of specific treatments
Evaluation strategies and sample working protocols for hand and body soaps, food-handler antimicrobial products, and medical/healthcare industry antimicrobial products
The book is designed to inform industry and academia on the requirements to get products approved by the FDA and to market while also providing critical insight on ways to best service expanding markets.
The discovery of adult neurogenesis caused a paradigm shift in the neurosciences. For more than 100 years, it was believed that adult neurons do not regenerate. Joseph Altman and Fernando Nottebohm found proof to the contrary and changed the course of history. Their research, included here, provides the foundations of the field. Today, adult neurogenesis is a rapidly expanding discipline applicable to the study of brain development and diseases, learning and memory, aging, and neuropsychiatric disorders. With multiple authors, the 27 chapters of this book contain the latest work in two volumes. The first presents the basic biology of adult neurogenesis in non-mammalian vertebrates and in the mammalian hippocampus and olfactory bulb, and the second discusses clinical implications and delves into adult neurogenesis and brain injury as well as neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric pathologies. With details of the anatomy, physiology, and molecular biology of the two neurogenic brain regions, this book provides indispensable knowledge for many areas of neuroscience and for experimental and clinical applications of adult neurogenesis to brain therapy.
This unique pocket guide to endocrinology and diabetes has been fully revised for the new edition. Written in conjunction with the Oxford Textbook of Edncrinology and Diabetes, it covers clinical investigation and management of both common and rare conditions, and includes the protocols and explicit clinical information necessary for the management of individual patients with endocrine and diabetic disorders.
The second edition includes new chapters on complementary therapies, chronic fatigue, and endocrine replacement therapies, as well as the latest guidelines and information on new therapies. There are also epxanded section on paediatrics, thyroid disorders, and reproduction–including male and female HRT. Numerous diagrams are included to illustrate important conditions, and the revised design and layout aid quick reference with useful summary boxes. Fully reviewed by an expert panel of referees, ensuring that it continues to provide high-quality information of international standing, this is the indispensable companion for all those caring for patients with endocrine or diabetic problems.