Oct 252014
 


"Dr. Paris has written an honest, balanced presentation of the ways in which psychiatric drugs are evaluated and prescribed. He highlights the complexity of the task, the limits of what is known and the mixed picture that research often produces. His conclusions are refreshing because they are built from an even-handed, pragmatic assessment of the empirical evidence. The result is a stimulating look at the world of treatments for emotional disorders that acknowledges the usefulness of both biological and psychosocial explanations where appropriate. His recommendations provide helpful roadmaps for patients, practitioners and researchers alike. The book is sure to serve as a welcome catalyst for the continuing debates about which treatments are likely to produce the best outcomes."
Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Head, Psychology Division Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA

The message of this book is that psychiatrists have some very good drugs, but can expect bad results when they are over-used, prescribed outside of evidence-based indications, or given to the wrong patients. While acknowledging that many current agents are highly effective and have revolutionized the treatment of certain disorders, Joel Paris criticizes their use outside of an evidence base. Too many patients are either over-medicated or are misdiagnosed to justify aggressive treatment. Dr. Paris calls for more government funding of clinical trials to establish, without bias, the effectiveness of these agents. He has written this book for practitioners and trainees to show that scientific evidence supports a more cautious and conservative approach to drug therapy.

After describing the history of psychopharmacology, including its early successes, Dr. Paris reviews the relationship between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. This problem has received considerable popular attention in recent years and Dr. Paris documents initiatives to increase transparency and decrease the influence of pharmaceutical marketing on diagnosis and prescribing habits.

Dr Paris then examines some major controversies. One is the fact that newer drugs have not been shown to be superior to older agents. Another is that while the number of prescriptions for antidepressants has increased dramatically, meta-analyses show that their value is more limited than previously believed. Still another is the widespread prescription of mood stabilizers and antipsychotic drugs for patients, including children and adolescents, who do not have bipolar illness. Polypharmacy is an especially contentious area: very few drug combinations have been tested in clinical trials, yet many patients end up on a cocktail of powerful drugs, each with its own side effects.

Dr Paris briefly considers alternatives to pharmacology and again calls for more clinical trials of these approaches. He also discusses the current trend to medicalizing what many would describe as normal distress and states succinctly: Some things in life are worth being upset about.

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Oct 252014
 


Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide, Third Edition offers clinicians a practical, step-by-step approach to treatment planning and restoring dental implants. This highly illustrated, case-based book demonstrates how to treat the most commonly encountered treatment scenarios, describing the procedures, techniques, and sequences required in clear, concise language and in an easy-to-use format. The book takes the theory of implant restoration, using as its basis 3i’s implant systems, and places it directly in the operatory, concentrating in detail on each stage of the actual clinical procedures involved in treating different patients. It integrates implant treatment with the realities of running a successful restorative practice. Building on the work of the 2nd edition, the 3rd edition of this successful text reflects the advances of implant prosthetics over the intervening years, providing all new cases, exploring new techniques and technology, and demonstrating updated system components and armamentarium.

Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide follows a logical structure of three sections. The first section introduces implant restorative dentistry, how to develop an implant restorative practice, the issues involved, the technical components of the 3i systems, diagnosis, and treatment planning. The central section of the book devotes separate chapters to in-depth descriptions of each of several types of patients that the restorative dentist may encounter, ranging from basic to more challenging cases. Every step of each procedure is described and illustrated with clinical photographs. Laboratory work orders are presented for use with commercial dental laboratories. The final section discusses record-keeping, patient compliance, hygiene regimes and follow-up, and provides the reader with an outline of best-practice procedural protocols.

An excellent and accessible guide on the most burgeoning subject in modern dental practice by one of its most experienced clinicians, Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide, Third Edition will appeal to prosthodontists, general dentists, implant surgeons, dental students, dental laboratory technicians and dental assistants.

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Oct 222014
 


Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways will be a great addition to the libraries of both pediatricand general otolaryngologists as it highlights evidence-based,practical management strategies for common andcomplex pediatric otolaryngology disorders.-- Cristina M. Baldassari, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Written and edited by renowned experts, Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways Second Edition covers the medical and surgical management of clinical problems encountered in pediatric otolaryngology. The core of the book is the evidence-based practice pathways formulated to help clinicians identify and treat a wide range of disorders, ranging from the common to the highly complex. Designed to be the residents go-to book during pediatric otolaryngology rotations and an authoritative reference for day-to-day practice, this text will be a valued professional asset for years to come.

New in this second edition:

  • A current review of pediatric cochlear implantation
  • Up-to-date coverage of genetic breakthroughs that impact congenital hearing loss
  • Discussion of recent controversies surrounding tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Coverage of the new subspecialties emerging within the broader field of pediatric otolaryngology, including airway reconstruction, voice, and more

The clinical pathways in this encyclopedic text provide a roadmap for the decision-making process and are essential for residents, fellows, and practitioners in pediatric otolaryngology who strive to provide the highest level of patient care.

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Oct 222014
 


 
A must-have for mastering essential concepts in Physiology
 
Based on the best-selling Lippincott Illustrated Reviews series, Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Flash Cards: Physiology helps you review, assimilate, and integrate essentials of complex subject matter. Developed for fast content absorption, these 200 high-yield cards support course learning and board exam preparation.
 
See inside for:
-More than 400 lively, full-color images that bring concepts to life.
- Spot flash questions to test your grasp of key concepts or equations on a lecture-by-lecture basis!
- In-depth course review questions to ensure a thorough understanding of course material.
- Clinical correlation questions that associate key basic science concepts to clinical scenarios.
 
-Bolded key terms for easy navigation and quick comprehension.
 
With Lippincott Illustrated Reviews,
Seeing is Understanding.


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Oct 222014
 


This volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series packs today's most essential pulmonary pathology into a compact, high-yield format! It covers both common and rare neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the lung and pleura and focuses primarily on diagnosis with correlations to clinical and radiographic characteristics. Its pragmatic, well-organized approach, abundant full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance boxes and tables make the information you need easy to access. Practical and affordable, this resource is ideal for study and review as well as everyday clinical practice!
  • Detailed discussions on today's technologies help you select the best test for case evaluation.
  • Chapters devoted to the techniques used in the assessment of pulmonary diseases, including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescnece, and certain clinical laboratory tests offer you a better understanding of techniques and their application for the diagnosis of lung disease.
  • Internationally recognized pathologists convey the most current information, keeping you on the cusp of your field.
  • More than 800 photomicrographs and gross photographs-most in full color-present important pathologic features, enabling you to form a differential diagnosis and compare your findings with actual cases.
  • Uses a consistent, user-friendly format, including at-a-glance boxes and tables for easy reference.
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Oct 222014
 


This handy, portable book provides information on potential adverse effects when prescribing two or more drugs for simultaneous use, organised by drug class in a convenient, user-friendly format. Interactions that are likely to give rise to life-threatening conditions and which must therefore be completely avoided are clearly highlighted. Less threatening, but nonetheless important, interactions necessitating practical measures such as frequent monitoring and advice to patients are also detailed.

Presented in tabular form for ease of reference, the book also provides a brief summary of the mechanism underlying a particular interaction, alternative drugs lacking the same reactions that may be considered, and instructions for monitoring patients when adverse affects occur.

This book is an essential companion for the physician, nurse prescriber and pharmacist in the clinical setting and an invaluable reference for medical students.

  • Portable guide covering all major drug groups
  • At-a-glance tabular format
  • Use of complex pharmacological terminology minimised for the non-specialist
  • All advice supported by appropriate evidence
  • Also includes potential interactions with over the counter medications, herbal remedies, dietary supplements, food, and alcohol
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Oct 212014
 

Human Anatomy (Hardcover)

By (author): Kenneth Saladin

Read it, See it, Master it!

Read it – Ken Saladin explains human anatomy in an engaging, yet efficient way. He puts a premium on the words, and uses student–relevant analogies to motivate the reader.

See it – Saladin's collection of illustrations and photos are carefully chosen to support the text discussion. Vibrant and realistic presentations engage students.

Master it – With Connect Anatomy and Physiology, Learn Smart and Anatomy and Physiology Revealed, students can practice and improve their understanding of concepts.

From the most pedagogically sound organisation to the exceptional art, to the integration of text with technology, Saladin has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable students to understand and appreciate the wonders of human anatomy. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other anatomy texts with an approach borne out of more than 30 years of teaching, unparalleled art, and a writing style that has been acclaimed by reviewers. Designed for a one–semester college anatomy course, Saladin requires no prior knowledge of chemistry or cell biology.

Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook as well as Anatomy and Physiology Revealed 3.0 and adaptive learning system – Learn Smart.

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Oct 212014
 

Topics in Dental Biochemistry (Hardcover)

By (author): Martin Levine

Over the last 20 years, biochemistry and molecular biology have undergone a revolution that has affected our understanding of the oral cavity. Topics in Dental Biochemistry is primarily designed for students of dentistry who need to relate biochemistry and molecular biology to dentally related topics in physiology, nutrition, anatomy, histology, microbiology, and immunology. The book will also be of value for dental professionals, scientists, and practitioners of medicine who are interested in hard and soft tissue structure and disease. It provides the necessary basic scientific background for a clearer understanding of bone, tooth, saliva, and surrounding soft tissue research and also for an appreciation of how dental caries and periodontal disease might be better diagnosed and controlled in the future. Dentistry was developed to treat dental caries, but since the early 20th century it has increasingly been treating periodontal, traumatic and genetic diseases affecting tooth structure and attachment. Fluoridation is discussed at length. Other methods for controlling dental caries and new or suggested methods for controlling oral hygiene and periodontal disease are also discussed.

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Oct 212014
 

Case Files: Biochemistry, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

By (author): Eugene Toy, Jr., William Seifert, Henry Strobel, Konrad Harms

Fifty clinical cases help you excel in biochemistry courses and the USMLE Step 1

Case Files: Biochemistry: Second Edition presents 50 clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. The authors are experienced teachers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas.
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Oct 212014
 


If you can't draw it, you don't know it: that was the rule of the late neuroanatomist William DeMyer, MD. Yet books do not encourage us to draw and redraw neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It teaches neuroanatomy through step-by-step instruction of how to draw neuroanatomical pathways and structures. Its instructive language is highly engaging. Users draw neuroanatomical structures and pathways in several steps so they are remembered and use mental and physical mnemonics to demonstrate difficult anatomical rotations and directional pathways. Anatomical pictures and radiographic images accompany the diagrams to clarify spatially challenging features; relevant synonyms are listed to avoid inter-text confusion; inconsistencies in the neuroanatomy literature are highlighted to mitigate frustration; and historical and current accounts of neuroanatomical systems are presented for perspective. Many neuroanatomy textbooks are great references, but fail to provide a working knowledge of neuroanatomy, and many neuroanatomy handbooks provide bedside pearls, but are too concise to be fully satisfactory. This instructional workbook teaches a comprehensive, but practical approach to neuroanatomy; it includes references where necessary but steers users toward key clinical features. Most importantly, Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It instructs the reader to draw and redraw the anatomy and teaches an active approach to learning.
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