Feb 262017
 

The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography (The European Society of Cardiology Textbooks)


This print edition of The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography comes with a DVD and access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge, and download all the figures and tables.

This fully updated second edition of the official textbook of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging serves the educational requirements of cardiologists and all clinical medical professionals in echocardiography. It is fully-aligned with EACVI goals and reflects the core European syllabus.

Published in partnership with the European Society of Cardiology and written by a team of expert authors, this textbook is a valuable resource on echocardiography and for accreditation through the EACVI.

With its thorough and instructive text complemented by more than 500 full colour images and 200 videos online and as a separate DVD, The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography is a one-stop, authoritative resource on echocardiography.

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Feb 262017
 

MRCP Cardiology MCQs (MasterPass)


By (author): Brennan Stephen

Cardiology is a large and critical branch of internal medicine, and as such covers a vast amount of the knowledge tested in Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) exams. This study guide contains 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs), each with various numbers of stem answers. The questions cover a wide range of both cardiology and cardiovascular pharmacology and encompass both basic anatomy and physiology of the heart, through to advanced topics such as evidence-based medicine. The questions are supplemented at the back of the book with explanatory answers to aid further revision and study.
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Feb 262017
 

Step by Step Pediatric Echocardiography


By (author): Rani, M.D. Gera

Echocardiography is ultrasound imaging of the heart. This third edition of Step by Step Pediatric Echocardiography describes the methodology of conducting a baseline echocardiogram in neonatal and paediatric patients. Divided into 13 chapters, the book presents different types of echocardiography examination, such as M-Mode and Doppler examination, followed by chapters on specific diseases including acyanotic congenital heart disease, cyanotic heart disease, acquired valvular disease, cardiac infections and myocardium disease. A list of pitfalls in paediatric echocardiograms and how to avoid them is also included. This updated and expanded edition features three new chapters on foetal echocardiography, neonatal echocardiography, and echocardiography in the intensive care unit. Enhanced by 97 images and illustrations including many encountered in routine clinical practice, Step by Step Pediatric Echocardiography is a useful quick reference guide for paediatricians and general physicians. Key Points * New, updated and expanded edition *3 new chapters *97 images and illustrations * Previous edition published 2010
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Feb 262017
 

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing)


Now in its third edition the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery continues to be the essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you.

Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this is handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding. Each chapter includes assessment, diagnosis and management of care with treatment interventions. Now including new information on initiation of breast feeding with biological nurturing as well as a highlighted section on how to manage obstetric emergencies. Important psychosocial care issues are also addressed. This edition provides concise, practical and accessible information in a logical sequence, as the layout follows the woman’s journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.

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Feb 262017
 

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Principles and Practice


In an age where antimicrobial resistance amongst pathogens grows more prevalent, particularly in the hospital setting, antimicrobial stewardship is an evidence-based, proven measure in the battle against resistance and infection.

This comprehensive, definitive reference work is written by an international team of acknowledged experts in the field. The authors explore the effective use of coordinated antimicrobial interventions to change prescribing practice and help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, ensuring that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection.

Amongst the first of its kind, Antimicrobial Stewardship provides infectious disease physicians, administrators, laboratory, pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff practical guidance in setting up antimicrobial stewardship programs in their institutions with the aim of selecting the optimal antimicrobial drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy, and route of administration.

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Feb 262017
 

Individualized Diabetes Management: A Guide for Primary Care


By (author): Anthony Barnett, Jenny Grice

In the past few decades a revolution in our approach to treating type 2 diabetes has occurred following the recognition that the condition is caused by multiple defects. A range of new treatments are now available, with many more forthcoming, utilising differing mechanisms of action that allow targeted and more effective therapy of this multifactorial disease than ever before.

The increasing requirement in the UK to move much of diabetes practice into the community requires much more detailed knowledge of the condition by GPs and practice nurses. In this bespoke book, the authors aim to show how new mechanisms of glucose control and advances in treatments arising from this can tailor treatment to the individual in primary care. This book incorporates the recently published ADA/EASD guidelines and the 2015 update from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Essential reading for the multi-professional diabetes care team, this book should also be of interest to hospital specialists in training.

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Feb 262017
 

Atlas of Pulmonary Vascular Imaging


By (author): Conrad Wittram

Packed with detailed, clearly labeled radiologic images on every page,
this lavishly illustrated atlas teaches readers how to identify and quickly
diagnose the spectrum of pulmonary vascular pathologies using the full range of
imaging modalities. Each concise yet comprehensive chapter provides systematic
coverage of the imaging manifestations of common, uncommon, and rare diseases.
Explanatory text supplements each high-quality image to highlight only the most
relevant, must-know information.

Features:

  • In-depth coverage of how the pulmonary vessels are
    affected by congenital anomalies, cardiac disease, emboli, in situ thrombosis,
    vasculitis, tumors, aneurysms, and other key lung vessel pathologies
  • 359 high-resolution radiologic images demonstrate a
    wide variety of imaging modalities, from radiography, angiography, and
    multislice CT, to MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear imaging
  • Succinct bullet-point format enables quick and easy
    reference
  • High-quality angiogiographic and correlative CT
    images and instructive drawings illustrate the diagnostic criteria of
    pulmonary embolism
  • Tips on how to recognize pulmonary embolism mimics,
    such as partial volume and flow-related artifacts

This image-rich volume is
ideal for clinicians, fellows, and residents in radiology, respiratory medicine,
emergency medicine, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery as both an educational tool and a user-friendly reference for everyday practice.

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Feb 262017
 

The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases: Pathophysiology, Clinical Aspects and Therapeutic Approaches


The prevalence of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions is constantly increasing. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 7-10% of the population of the United States, while more than 50,000,000 American adults suffer from some type of arthritis. The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases examines the complex mechanisms relating to cardiac diseases from a pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the coronary vessels, myocardium, pericardium, heart valves and the conduction system. The diagnosis of these unique cardiac complications necessitates medical awareness and a high index of suspicion. Increased risk of advanced atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in the development of cardiac diseases in systemic, rheumatic and autoimmune illnesses. Yet, other complex immune medicated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis. Patients’ optimal care requires coordination between the primary caregiver, the rheumatologist, immunologist and cardiologist. Screening for cardiovascular risk factors, recognition of high-risk patients and identification of subclinical cardiac conditions are of great importance. Moreover, regulation of inflammation, as well as abnormal immune responses and the initiation of early treatments should be the focus of patient management. A continuous attempt to identify novel therapeutic targets and change the natural history of the underlying disease and its cardiac manifestations is in progress. The book aims at providing the readers with a state of the art collection of up to date information regarding clinically important topics based on experts’ perspectives.

This book was a result of an extended coordinated collaboration of one-hundred and fifty-four distinguished scientists from thirty-one countries around the globe.

  • A review of common, as well as unusual (yet clinically significant) medical cardiac complications of prevalent rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
  • Focuses on aspects of pathophysiological processes, clinical presentations, screening tests, prognostic implications and novel therapeutic approaches.
  • Presents an up-to-date “level of evidence? and “strengths of recommendations? for suggested therapies and reviews all randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses and other supporting published clinical findings.
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Feb 262017
 

Case-Based Interventional Neuroradiology


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By (author): Timo Krings, Sasikhan Geibprasert, Karel ter Brugge

Featuring comprehensive coverage of the latest developments and technology
in the field, Case-Based Interventional Neuroradiology

provides a thorough review of
commonly encountered neurovascular diseases, as well as detailed background
information on the rationale for each treatment choice. Cases center on
“real life” scenarios with high-quality images, and offer readers a concise,
practical, and up-to-date approach to the diseases neurointerventionalists face. A separate section
in each case contains alternate treatment options — including
medical, surgical, or radiosurgical treatment options — in order to broaden the
reader’s understanding of the benefits and disadvantages of treatments
provided by related disciplines. Clinicians can rapidly refresh their knowledge on
the success and complications rates of the different treatment options using
the up-to-date literature review featuring the latest references.

Features:

  • 72 clinical cases enhanced by over 750 high-quality
    radiographs cover the full range of vascular and nonvascular neurointerventional
    diseases
  • Interpretations of clinical and imaging findings help
    readers to fully understand the reasons for the treatment choice and the
    specific goals to be achieved
  • Presents tips on how to avoid complications,
    as well as how to recognize and manage complications 
  • Examples of both successful and unsuccessful cases
    offer a well-rounded perspective
  • Readers are brought up to speed quickly with practical
    information on imaging findings, the physical exam, epidemiology, differential
    diagnoses, treatment modalities, the risks of alternate treatments, and current
    studies

This cutting-edge compendium is an essential resource for both the beginning interventionalist and the seasoned practitioner in radiology, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and vascular neurosurgery. Residents will find the succinct presentation of cases an invaluable learning tool.

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Feb 262017
 

Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach


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By (author): Manfred Thelen, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Joerg Barkhausen

Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts, Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach features an in-depth introduction to all current imaging modalities for the diagnostic assessment of the heart as well as a clinical overview of cardiac diseases and main indications for cardiac imaging. With a particular emphasis on CT and MRI, the first part of the atlas also covers conventional radiography, echocardiography, angiography and nuclear medicine imaging. Leading specialists demonstrate the latest advances in the field, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of each modality. The book’s second part features clinical chapters on heart defects, endocarditis, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, cardiac tumors, pericardial diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, and diseases of the thoracic aorta. The authors address anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical features, and evaluate the various diagnostic options.

Key features:

  • Highly regarded experts in cardiology and radiology
    offer image-based teaching of the latest techniques
  • Readers learn how to decide which modality to use for
    which indication
  • Visually highlighted tables and essential points allow
    for easy navigation through the text
  • More than 600 outstanding images show up-to-date
    technology and current imaging protocols

Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach is a
must-have desk reference for cardiologists and radiologists in practice, as well
as a study guide for residents in both fields. It will also appeal to cardiac
surgeons, general practitioners, and medical physicists with a special interest in imaging of the heart.

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