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Formulating a Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Provider, 2nd Edition (November 2017 Release)

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Jun 212018
 

Praise for the First Edition:

“Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy and standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both students and new advanced practice nurses…” — 5 stars, Doody’s

This easy-access clinical guide to over 70 commonly seen symptoms, written for advanced practice provider (APP) students and new practitioners, describes a step-by-step process for obtaining a reliable patient history, choosing the appropriate physical exam, and using the patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. The second edition continues to include the case study approach, and is updated to incorporate 22 new symptoms along with contributions by a new editor, who is a leader in holistic health.

The guide is distinguished by several unique features including focused patient history questions and responses, physical exam findings, a differential diagnosis table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a diagnostic examination table (including estimated costs and codes), and a case study summary highlighting the critical thinking process. Symptoms are presented alphabetically in a systematic, unfolding case study approach and include chief complaint, presenting history, past history, and explicit methodology for determining correct diagnosis.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Describes over 70 (22 new to the second edition) commonly presented symptoms with unfolding case scenarios
  • Offers a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills
  • Provides quick access to differential diagnosis, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision making
  • Guides APP students and novice practitioners in conducting a problem-focused history and examination
  • Includes unique differential diagnosis tables and diagnostic examinations tables that help clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making

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Operative Techniques in Surgery (2 Volume Set)

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Jun 212018
 
Operative Techniques in Surgery is a new comprehensive, 2-volume surgical atlas that helps you master a full range of general surgical procedures. Ideal for residents as well as experienced surgeons, it guides you step-by-step through each technique using concise, bulleted text, full-color illustrations, and intraoperative photographs to clarify exactly what to look for and how to proceed.

Key Features

  • Coverage includes open as well as laparoscopic, endoscopic, and endovascular procedures in gastrointestinal, thoracic, esophageal, colorectal, hepatobiliary, breast, endocrine, dermatologic, and vascular surgery.
  • Discussion of each procedure follows the same format: differential diagnosis, patient history and physical findings, imaging and other diagnostic studies, surgical management, techniques, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, outcomes, and complications.
  • A focus on the steps of each technique rapidly directs you to the information you need to choose the right approach for each patient, perform it successfully, and achieve the best possible results.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation that can be accessed anywhere, even without a data connection
  • A powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links to find information instantly
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • The ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice – 6th Edition (December 2016 Release)

 Surgery  Comments Off on Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice – 6th Edition (December 2016 Release)
Jun 212018
 

Revised, updated, and enhanced from cover to cover, the Sixth Edition of Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice remains the gold standard text in the field of surgery. It reflects surgery’s rapid changes, new technologies, and innovative techniques, integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care. Updates to this edition include new editors and contributors, and a greatly enhanced visual presentation. Balancing scientific advances with clinical practice, Greenfield’s Surgery is an invaluable resource for today’s residents and practicing surgeons.

Key Features:

  • Features enhanced, full-color illustrations, clinical photographs, key teaching points, and decision-making algorithms for quick reference to key information.
  • Covers general scientific principles such as inflammation, shock, nutrition, pain management, and much more, followed by surgical practice chapters arranged by organ system.
  • Introduces two new editors, Hasan Alam, MD and Timothy Pawlik, MD, who bring a fresh perspective and vision to this classic reference.
  • Showcases the scientific and clinical expertise of more than 200 contributing authors, each an active practitioner in the field of surgery.
  • Includes two new chapters on Obesity and Preoperative Risk Assessment.
  • eBook version features over 40 “Morbidity and Mortality” case discussions and an Interactive Quesiton Bank with nearly 900 questions

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues

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Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia (June 2017 Release)

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Jun 212018
 

This definitive resource from the eminent Oxford Textbooks series, the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia addresses the fundamental principles, underpinning sciences and the full spectrum of clinical practice. It brings together the most pertinent research from on-going scientific endeavours with practical guidance and a passion to provide the very best clinical care to patients.

This comprehensive work covers all aspects of anaesthesia; volume one addresses the fundamental principles and the basic sciences whose understanding is required for a logical, effective and evidence-based approach to practice. Volume two focuses on the clinical aspects of anaesthesia, including those aspects of intensive care and pain medicine that are required by all general anaesthetists as well as sections dedicated to procedures, surgical specialities, paediatrics, the conduct of anaesthesia outside the theatre, and concurrent disease.

In 91 finely crafted and highly illustrated chapters, experts in anaesthesia review the supporting evidence and key techniques for the clinical management of specific conditions and patient groups. International contributors share their research and extensive experience to provide a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations in a global context.

The Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia will publish both in print and online on Oxford Medicine Online where it can be accessed via smartphone or similar devices and will be updated annually to reflect major changes in clinical practice. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia comes with a year’s access to the online version.

This essential reference tool supports all anaesthetists seeking an up-to-date and trustworthy account of all aspects of anaesthesia. It will be an indispensable guide to anaesthetists of all grades and subspecialty interest.

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The Harriet Lane Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, 21st Edition (May 2017 Release)

 Pediatrics  Comments Off on The Harriet Lane Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, 21st Edition (May 2017 Release)
Jun 212018
 

Written “by residents, for residents” and reviewed by expert faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Lauren Kahl, MD and Helen K. Hughes, MD, MPH, The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21st Edition, remains your #1 source of pediatric point-of-care clinical information. Updated and expanded content, as well as increased online coverage, keeps you fully current with new guidelines, practice parameters, and more. Easy to use, concise, and complete, this is the essential manual for all health care professionals who treat children.

    • Trusted by generations of residents and practitioners, offering fast, accurate information on pediatric diagnosis and treatment.
    • The trusted and comprehensive Pediatric Drug Formulary updated by Carlton K. K. Lee, PharmD, MPH, provides the latest in pharmacologic treatment of pediatric patients.
    • Modified outline format ensures you’ll find information quickly and easily, even in the most demanding circumstances.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

 

  • Updated and expanded content includes relevant laboratory workup for genetic conditions; sexually transmitted infections and pelvic inflammatory disease; nail disorders and disorders of pigmentation; treatment of acne; and fever of unknown origin, lymphadenopathy, and viral infections.
  • Expanded coverage of pediatric procedures, including more ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures online.
  • Restructured “Fluids and Electrolytes” chapter helps you perform rapid calculations at the bedside.

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Jun 202018
 

More than 1,000 board-style questions build confidence, knowledge, and test-taking skills for the USMLE Step 2 CK and the pediatrics shelf exam

“I really like the format of the questions. I believe they are quite an accurate representation of the questions that appear on the boards” — Joshua Lynch, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2008

“I thought the questions were well worded. The conciseness [of the answer explanations] is one of the benefits of this book.” — Lisa A. Nowell, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-2, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, Columbia University

There’s no better way to prepare for the USMLE Step 2 CK and the pediatrics clerkship exam than LANGE: Q&A: Pediatrics. This board-format review offers outstanding coverage of high-yield topics in pediatrics and provides detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answer choices.

Everything you need to excel on the exam:

  • Questions are presented in board-style to prepare you for what you’ll see on the actual exam
  • Answers include detailed discussion and references to key textbooks and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines
  • Student reviewed for the most relevant content possible
  • A complete practice test prepares you for the real thing
  • Valuable test-taking tips give you the edge on exam day

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Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics – 8th Edition (April 2018 Release)

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Jun 202018
 

Part of the highly regarded Nelson family of pediatric references, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, 8th Edition, is a concise, focused resource for medical students, pediatric residents, PAs, and nurse practitioners. Ideal for pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams, this 8th Edition offers a readable, full-color format; high-yield, targeted chapters; and new features that make it even more user-friendly for today’s in-training professionals or practitioners.

  • Focuses on the core knowledge you need to know, while also providing complete coverage of recent advances in pediatrics. Coverage includes normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders.
  • Includes new Pearls for Practitioners bullets at the end of each section, providing key clinical points and treatment information.
  • Features well written, high-yield coverage throughout, following COMSEP curriculum guidelines relevant to your pediatric clerkship or rotation.
  • Uses a full-color format with images and numerous new tables throughout, so you can easily visualize complex information.
  • Provides real-world insights from chapter authors who are also Clerkship Directors, helping you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed both in caring for patients and in preparing for clerkship or in-service examinations.
  • Includes Student Consult access which features the full contents of the book, now integrated with select decision-making algorithms from Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies by Pomeranz et al.

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Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Edition (August 17, 2018 Release)

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Jun 202018
 

HARRISON’S IS MEDICINE!
Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine

The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state-of-the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms

Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible.

Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features:

  • Thoroughly revised content―covering the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of Harrison’s. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care.
  • State-of-the-art coverage of disease mechanisms: Harrison’s focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision-making and higher value care, but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. Harrison’s summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system’s role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals.
  • All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals. New sections include: Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine― Plus, a new Part covering cutting-edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro-Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine.
  • Important and timely new chapters―such as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more―offer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice.
  • Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from world-renowned editors and authors contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient outcomes.
  • End-of-chapter suggested readings reinforce the text material and provide a robust platform for further study and research.

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MRCS Picture Questions: Book 3 (MasterPass)

 MRCS, Surgery  Comments Off on MRCS Picture Questions: Book 3 (MasterPass)
Jun 202018
 

This superb, full-colour, visual revision aid has been designed specifically to candidates of the Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination. It is also an invaluable diagnostic aid for all medical students and trainees, especially those on surgical rotations. Questions are based on a single clinical picture with comprehensive answers overleaf. Topics covered by this volume include laparoscopic surgery, upper and lower GI endoscopy, colorectal surgery and urology.

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Self Assessment & Review Obstetrics – 9th Edition

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Jun 202018
 

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