Jul 222017

Brain Injury and Returning to Employment: A Guide for Practitioners

By (author): James Japp

`Brain Injury and Returning to Employment attempts to give the professional a broad introduction to dealing with clients who have suffered a brain injury of some sort. Although aimed at a wide range of professionals, from careers guidance workers through to social workers, the focus of the book is always on how the injury incurred affects the person’s ability to return to work…This book certainly provides the reader with a thorough introduction to this complex area. The information provided is detailed and holistic; never does Japp focus on just the physical implications of an injury. He sees the injury in the broadest sense how it affects the person emotionally and then how this impacts on their ability to work…It provides good practical advice: for example, when to pass to other professionals, such as occupational psychologists. There is also an excellent section on health and safety that takes the guidance worker through the items that would need thinking about when helping a person back to the working world.’ – Newscheck

`Japp has a talent for cutting straight through to the heart of a particular problem for a TBI client and for their case manager. He helps us to understand the problem and offers practical suggestions…He describes the importance of introducing appropriate strategies to overcome potential difficulties. This is where Japp admirably fills the gap between the assessment and the practice. It is in this respect that Japp’s book is so exceptional. He takes a factor such as concentration – a problem which the practitioner invariably encounters in cases of TBI – and he helps to unpick some of the difficulties in understanding its effects and how to help a client…Japp goes on with many valuable suggestions about working with employers. He remains positive and encouraging to the client and the practitioner throughout…It is especially gratifying to find such an exceptional book in the British canon of brain injury vocational rehab where the market has tended to be dominated for so long by American studies.’ – Rehabilitation Network (www.rehabilitation-network.org)

`This is thought to be the first ever guide on how healthcare and professionals from other sectors can support people with acquired brain injury to return to employment…In this publication, Japp offers effective occupational techniques to address impaired memory, attention and cognitive functions, the difficulties people have with planning and organising themselves, and speech and communication difficulties. He also deals with the environmental, emotional, physical and psychological barriers to work re-integration. This should be of use not only to healthcare professionals, but also to professionals in social care, careers and training settings in general.’ – Care and Health Magazine

The multi-disability nature of acquired brain injury and its complex effects make the return to employment particularly problematic. Brain Injury and Returning to Employment provides a clear overview of the cognitive and psychological difficulties associated with brain injury and discusses how people affected by it can prepare for and remain in employment.

The author offers effective occupational techniques to address impaired memory, attention and executive functions, and difficulties with organisation and planning skills, as well as the speech impairments commonly associated with acquired brain injury. He also examines the environmental, emotional, physical and psychological barriers to work reintegration and offers a range of solutions to these problems, including mentoring relationships with colleagues.

This book will be essential reading for professionals working with brain-injured individuals in the fields of psychology, occupational therapy, employment advisory services and human resources.

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Jul 222017

Essentials of Orthodontics: Diagnosis and Treatment

By (author): Robert N. Staley, Neil T. Reske

Essential Orthodontics: Diagnosis and Treatment is designed to help dental students, orthodontic residents, and general dentists understand the basic concepts and procedures essential to the diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of patients who have relatively simple malocclusion problems.

The authors explain the steps of diagnosing basic orthodontic problems and analyzing dental radiographs and include many of the forms and charts dentists use for examination, diagnosis, and appliance design. Readers will learn about the mechanics of how appliances move teeth, the different types of appliances, and the orthodontic materials on the market. The authors also explain and demonstrate through color photos how to take dental impressions, create plaster casts, how to create the various fixed and removable appliances, and how to write a laboratory prescription for each appliance. A needed text for the dental student, it is also an excellent resource for dentists wanting to expand their services.

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Jul 222017

Prostate Cancer Prevention (Recent Results in Cancer Research)

Prostate cancer is by far the most common cancer in men and the second leading cause of death due to cancer. It comprises a mixed group of tumours displaying varying clinical behaviour: while some have a very aggressive course, others are rather indolent. Prevention of prostate cancer and discrimination between aggressive and indolent forms are important clinical goals and the acquisition of significant new evidence on means of achieving these aims makes this book particularly timely. A wide range of topics are covered by leading authorities in the field. The biology and natural history of prostate cancer are reviewed and the role of lifestyle and dietary factors, assessed. Detailed attention is paid to risk prediction biomarkers and to the role of novel high-throughput nucleic acid-based technologies in improving risk prediction and thereby allowing tailored approaches to cancer prevention. Potential means of chemoprevention of prostate cancer are also reviewed in depth, covering the very positive new data on the impact of aspirin as well as evidence regarding 5?-reductase inhibitors, DFMO and lycopene. Guidance is provided on the differentiation of aggressive from indolent disease and the policy and research implications of recent findings are examined. This book will be of interest to both clinicians and researchers.
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Jul 222017

Nursing Fundamentals DeMYSTiFieD: A Self-Teaching Guide

By (author): Bennita Vaughans

Nursing success begins with the fundamentals!

Nursing Fundamentals Demystified offers a fast and interesting way for you to understand the foundational concepts and information that will be the cornerstone of your entire nursing education and career. It helps you sort through the mountain of information nursing students face and focus on the essentials – that which you truly must know to be a successful nurse. You’ll also learn how apply this information to real-world clinical situations.

In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, you’ll find learning aids such as chapter objectives; key terms, tables and boxed information which summarize important concepts; nursing alerts which spotlight critical safety information; nursing care plans in selected chapters which help you identify key assessment data, nursing diagnoses, and interventions; selected procedure tips to assist you with the clinical application of content, questions that appear throughout each chapter to help you evaluate your comprehension; and NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter.

Get a working understanding of these important concepts:
The nursing process, Communication and Documentation, Vital sign assessment, Health assessment, Medication Administration, Safety, Skin integrity, Activity and mobility, Sensory and cognition, Sleep and comfort, Oxygenanation, Nutrition, Fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance, Urinary elimination, Bowel elimination, Psychosocial needs

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Jul 222017

Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

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Current public health promotion of breastfeeding relies heavily on health messaging and individual behavior change. Women are told that “breast is best” but too little serious attention is given to addressing the many social, economic, and political factors that combine to limit women’s real choice to breastfeed beyond a few days or weeks. The result: women’s, infants’, and public health interests are undermined.  Beyond Health, Beyond Choice examines how feminist perspectives can inform public health support for breastfeeding.


Written by authors from diverse disciplines, perspectives, and countries, this collection of essays is arranged thematically and considers breastfeeding in relation to public health and health care; work and family; embodiment (specifically breastfeeding in public); economic and ethnic factors; guilt; violence; and commercialization. By examining women’s experiences and bringing feminist insights to bear on a public issue, the editors attempt to reframe the discussion to better inform public health approaches and political action. Doing so can help us recognize the value of breastfeeding for the public’s health and the important productive and reproductive contributions women make to the world.

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Jul 222017

Principles of Coding and Reimbursement for Surgeons

This text provides the in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that guide coding and reimbursement. The text is meant to be useful to surgeons in practice, both in general surgery and in surgical subspecialties; practice management teams of surgical practices and to resident physicians in surgery. Part 1 of the text addresses the CPT coding process, the relative valuation system (RVU), the ICD-9 and ICD-10 systems of classification, Medicare Part B payment rules for physicians, the DRG system and Medicare Part A payment for hospitals, alternative payment models, and the myriad of quality measures of importance to surgeons. Part 2 of the text addresses specific coding in areas where surgeons historically have had the most difficulty. This is not meant to substitute for the available texts, software or courses on coding, but to provide the historical background and rationale for the specific coding rules. Principles of Coding and Reimbursement for Surgeons will be of great value to general surgeons and surgical subspecialists in private practice, academic institutions, and employed positions. It will provide direction to management teams from practice and institutional levels. It is also of use to surgical trainees and to researchers in health policy issues.
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Jul 222017

Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition

Winner, Third Place, AJN Book of the Year Awards 2014, Advanced Practice Nursing

“Both editors have done a wonderful job in building upon the previous versions of this book to create an exceptionally comprehensive resource… Healthcare continues to evolve at an extremely fast pace and it is with excellent resources like this that primary care providers can continue to provide quality care.” Score: 100, 5 stars–Doody’s Medical Reviews

Praise for the Second Edition:

“This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of primary care disorders in an easy-to-read format and contains invaluable step-by-step instructions for evaluating and managing primary care patients. . . [It] belongs in every NP and PA’s reference library. I highly recommend this wonderful textbook.”

-Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
President, National ARNP Services, Inc.

“Family Practice Guidelines is an excellent resource for the busy clinician. It offers succinct, comprehensive information in an easy format that is particularly useful for quick reference. This text is useful for general practice settings as well as specialty care.”

Vanderbilt University

This is a comprehensive family practice resource for primary care clinicians, providing current national practice guidelines for a high-quality standard of care for patients across the life span in outpatient settings. It includes individual care guidelines for adult, child, pregnant, and geriatric patients; health promotion and dietary information; procedure guidelines; national resources; and comprehensive patient teaching guides. This third edition includes updated national treatment guidelines throughout, including the most recent cardiology guidelines (JNC 8), seven new protocols, revised procedure guidelines a new chapter on pain management guidelines for patients with opioid addiction, and patient teaching sheets in print and PDF formats.

The guide includes 268 disorder guidelines organized by body system, presented in outline format for easy access. Each disorder includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, plan of care including medications, and follow-up care. Of special note are highlighted “Practice Pointers” containing critical information and “Individual Considerations” at the end of each disorder that provide specialty care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations.

This resource includes:

  • 151 Patient Teaching Guides
  • 19 Procedure guidelines
  • Routine health maintenance guidelines
  • Appendices covering special diets, normal lab values, and dental issues
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Jul 222017

Pediatric Practice Infectious Diseases

By (author): Samir Shah

The most practice-oriented guide to diagnosing and managing infectious diseases in children

“…will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, pediatricians, family physicians, emergency department physicians, pediatric nurses, and pediatric infectious disease specialists….I will put it in my library where I practice and will use it especially when I am looking for an algorithm for diagnosis or treatment or seeking photographs or illustrations of a specific disease. I will use other sections for teaching hospital residents about specific infections. It is reasonably priced and covers a large amount of clinical care applicable to adults and children.”–JAMA

Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases is filled with practical, clinically relevant guidance for successful infectious disease management. The care of the patient forms the core of this indispensable resource, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, infectious disease specialist, and pediatric nurse needs to know.

The book’s high-yield coverage includes detailed, yet precise overviews of specific infections and their etiology, along with proven diagnostic and management strategies that you can incorporate into your practice right away.


  • Tips that tell you what you must know–and what you must do–at every stage of care
  • Diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • Signs/Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis boxes
  • “When to Refer” boxes, which examine all the relevant clinical considerations
  • Diagnostic Tests–with a realistic emphasis on the rights tests to order
  • Medical Treatment coverage that includes drugs, dosages, and administration in an easy-to-read tabular format
  • Convenient icons and a templated chapter design
  • Numerous clinical color photos and didactic diagrams
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Jul 222017

Innovation of Diagnosis and Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

This collection of chapters describes in detail the latest insights into the evaluation of resectability and neoadjuvant therapy to pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer. Shedding light on immunotherapy and gene therapy, this volume comprehensively covers treatments and procedures for the disease, allowing surgeons and trainees to gain an overview and explore innovative treatments. It also provides information on various cases using tools such as endoscopic ultrasound, MDCT, PET for diagnosis and laparoscopy and robotic resection methods. 
Edited and authored by pioneering professionals, Diagnosis and Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer is a valuable resource for gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologist and general surgeons interested in treatment of pancreatic cancer care.
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Jul 222017

Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXXIX (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

This volume presents all aspects of delivery of oxygen to tissues and tumors in peer reviewed short articles.  Both overview and the most recent, advanced techniques for oxygen measurement are presented.   Articles and peer reviewers include those from leaders in their field.  Topics such as molecular signaling in the organismal and tumor response to low levels of local oxygenation, hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) , cancer metabolism, individual human and animal response to oxygen changes monitored by optical/near infrared spectroscopy/ tomography to novel electron resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging, instrumentation, progress in blood substitute research, retinal physiology, cellular hypoxia, mitochondrial function; brain oxygenation and function;  oxygen transport in sports, hypoxia in diseases and clinical care.

Chapters 10 and 19 of this book are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

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