Last updated in 1921, this Manual of Surgery Volume First: General Surgery by famed royal surgeons Alexis Thomson, F.R.C.S.ED. and Alexander Miles, F.R.C.S.ED., two of Victorian England’s most renowned surgeons contains explicit images of disease and injury. Long since outdated by modern medical science, it continues to fascinate and repel with its frank photographic treatement of many of the most horrific ills of the day. From tumors to tendinitis, this was the last word of the day on surgery at the beginning of the 20th century. 496 pages, with 169 illustrations
Offers self-assessment questions with answers, each beginning with a clinical vignette organized into 28 categories, corresponding to the Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guide. Designed primarily for third-year medical students participating in required internal medicine clerkship
Diabetes, when untreated, leads to damage to several organs within the body, particularly the kidneys. This damage may also go undetected for several years, until the later stages of kidney failure are reached, with a need for kidney replacement therapy – either dialysis or transplantation. Such progression is not inevitable.
With good management, diabetes can be well controlled and kidney function can be maintained; to a certain extent, the damage can even be reversed.
Diabetes and the Kidney is written for people with diabetes, their families and carers. It describes the function of the kidneys, the development of nephropathy, the ways to recognize it early and the correct way to manage it.
The title emphasizes how people should take responsibility for their own health, with information on diet, giving up smoking and taking exercise.
- Clearly written description of kidney function, how it goes wrong in diabetic nephropathy and ways to prevent this
- Guidance on diet, exercise and generally encouraging people to become involved in their own health care
- Information on treatment of kidney disease and kidney replacement therapy
There are an estimated three million people in the UK with diabetes, in many of whom the condition has not yet been diagnosed
This evidence-based book shows how to use ultrasound to identify potential problems and
how best to manage them. Working backwards from the fetal finding or maternal problem,
this practical resource explores potential diagnostic routes and management plans.
Throughout the book, the author uses ‘case in point’ examples to focus on how to extract
the most useful information from a standard ultrasound examination. Dr. Hobbins, who
has spent more than three decades using ultrasound in a perinatal setting, also thoroughly
explores vital issues such as comprehensive examination of the fetal anatomy, the meaning of various abnormal findings, how ultrasound can be used to enhance the management of obstetrical
complications, dealing with discrepant biometry, diabetes and hypertension, advanced maternal age, preterm labor, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and safety of ultrasound
Prepare to look, feel, and perform better than you ever have before!
Why bodybuilding? Put simply, lifting weights–or resistance training–is one of the best ways to achieve total body health and fitness. Research has shown time and again that pumping iron provides a host of benefits: Bigger muscles, of course, but also greater strength, higher bone density, and improved cardiovascular capacity. Adding muscle also naturally ignites your body’s internal fat-burners, increasing your metabolism while lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Oh yeah, and you’ll look terrific.
Here’s all you need to start building serious muscle, including crucial information on:
- Complete workouts and techniques to maximize results
- Specific tips on achieving more defined abs, arms, legs, chest, and back,
- How bodybuilding is different and better than other training methods
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- “Gym jargon” via a special decoder
- How long and often you should work out–and how much recovery time your body needs
The MRCP Part 2 Examination is increasingly orientated around evidence based medicine, up-to-date patient management and current guidelines. MRCP 2 Practice Papers 3rd edition combines the three sections of the exam; case histories, data interpretations and photographic material, to give candidates all round practice.
* Contains questions in Best of Five and ‘n’ from many format for effective exam preparation.
* Features answers, maximum marks and detailed teaching notes for every question, so candidates can gauge their own performance.
* Includes expert advice on successful examination techniques
* A comprehensive index enables easy access to specific topics
* Ranges of normal values are included for added reference
Clinical Anatomy has remained the word of the same author for nearly half a century. Initially written for clinical medical students on the wards, clinics and revising for Finals, since then it has sold all over the world in hundreds of thousands and in several languages. Its success has been its constant revision to ensure it covers the student’s needs. Today, it also covers the bulk of the anatomy required in the MRCS Part I, II, III and provides an excellent revision text for these candidates and medical students in a concise form with clear, easily reproduced diagrams.
It is remarkable that this volume, after 47 years of continuous publication, remains fresh, relevant and valuable to the latest generation of trainees…Important structures are clearly represented in line drawings, augmented by careful use of colour
Completely updated for its Fourth Edition, this atlas provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on procedures performed in the neonatal intensive care nursery. In an easy-to-follow outline format, with more than 450 drawings and clinical photographs, the book presents clear, current information on indications, preparation, technique, precautions, and how to avoid potential complications. More than 150 of this edition’s illustrations are in full color. New chapters cover transcutaneous bilirubin testing, auditory screening, relocation of a dislocated nasal septum, management of natal and neonatal teeth, and lingual frenotomy. An accompanying DVD (by Alfonso Vargas, III, MD) provides seven videos: umbilical line placement, paracentesis, PICC placement, venous blood draw, endotracheal intubation, endotracheal intubation, part II, and sterile gown and glove. The DVD also includes three animations: exchange transfusion, emergency evacuation of air leaks, and endotracheal intubation
Seriously ill heart and lung patients often spend time in a cardiothoracic critical care unit where care is invasive, using complex equipment and tests and producing reams of data. This concise, accessible text by experts in the field provides all the core knowledge required by any clinician managing these patients
Most patients with critical cardiac or thoracic conditions will at some stage pass through the cardiothoracic critical care unit. Critical care presents more complex clinical data than any other area of medicine. Continuous monitoring makes diagnosis easy and further information can be easily obtained via a variety of diagnostic tools. Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care will guide clinicians from all disciplines in the management of cardiothoracic patients, demystifying the critical care unit and providing the key knowledge in a concise and accessible manner. The central section is a detailed discussion of the management of each physiologic system; additional sections cover admission, general considerations in cardiothoracic critical care, procedure-specific care, discharge and follow-up, structure and organization of the unit, and ethical and legal issues. All aspects of the overall care of the critically ill cardiothoracic patient are explained concisely and comprehensively by experts in the field
Twenty-four hour ECG recordings continue to be the backbone of electrocardiographic diagnosis. The devices are worn by patients on an outpatient basis for days or weeks and can also be implanted subcutaneously. ECG Holter recordings not only detect rhythmic and subjective events but can also be programmed individually for activation and specific tracing analysis. The purpose of this volume is to provide an overview of the techniques, interpretation, advantages and disadvantages of ECG Holter monitoring
This book acknowledges that clinical dermatology is a visual specialty. The route to diagnostic understanding is a combination of access to photographic material combined with a simple scheme for recognising primary skin lesions. Clinical dermatology is designed to help undergraduate medical students, general practitioners, general physicians (the secondary market) requiring a fundamental knowledge of dermatology, and trainee dermatologists. The book contains chapters which cover all the common skin diseases in the context of their underlying pathological processes and the way in which disturbances of the function of the skin produce recognisable physical signs. These are punctuated by short, sometimes witty learning points. It also includes chapters which set skin disease in perspective (including skin and psyche), describe the structure and function of the skin and review immunology of the skin. At the end of the book there is an important chapter on drug reactions and a comprehensive section of dermatological therapy followed by a formulary. The formulary includes preparations used in both the UK and USA. Drugs are referred to by both approved and trade names. This new edition includes three new chapters; racially pigmented skin, dermatology in different age groups (inc pregnancy), cosmetic dermatology. There will be increased coverage of lasers, ‘biologicals’, and dermatoscopy throughout the book and the fourth edtion will contains summary boxes of the main UK and USA guidelines for the first time. A true bestseller in dermatology for the non-specialist
The third edition of this bestselling text for the non-specialist provides a simple, common sense approach to the diagnosis and management of all the common skin diseases. The book also covers underlying pathological processes and the relationship between functional disturbances and recognizable physical signs.
With more than 500 high quality colour illustrations and an effective scheme to recognize primary skin lesions, this book clarifies educational points and clinical descriptions. This is the perfect reference text for anyone requiring a fundamental knowledge of dermatology, including undergraduate medical students, general practitioners, general physicians and trainee dermatologists.
This third edition includes new chapters on regional dermatology, laser therapy and topics such as ageing skin, sun sense, pigmented skin and HIV infection. There is an increased focus on evidence-based effective treatments and guidelines, and expanded coverage of the molecular understanding of skin diseases, and the comprehensive formulary has been completely updated
An essential text, this is a fully updated second edition of a classic, now in two volumes. It provides rapid access to information on molecular pharmacology for research scientists, clinicians and advanced students. With the A-Z format of over 2,000 entries, around 350 authors provide a complete reference to the area of molecular pharmacology. The book combines the knowledge of classic pharmacology with the more recent approach of the precise analysis of the molecular mechanisms by which drugs exert their effects. Short keyword entries define common acronyms, terms and phrases. In addition, detailed essays provide in-depth information on drugs, cellular processes, molecular targets, techniques, molecular mechanisms, and general principles
Assisted Reproduction Treatment (ART) is susceptible to the hazard of potential infection from many different sources: patients, samples, staff, and the environment. This practical book presents a basic overview of microbiology in the context of ART, and also constitutes an up-to-date guide to infections in reproductive medicine. The relevant facets of the complex and vast field of microbiology are condensed and focused, highlighting information that is crucial for safe practice in both clinical and laboratory aspects of ART
The sequencing of the human genome has brought human genetics into a new era of study resulting in the generation of an explosive amount of information. Application of genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatics technologies to the study of human genetics has made it possible for human genetic diseases to be studied on an unprecedented scale, both in silico and in the wet lab. This volume provides up-to-date coverage of the broad range of research topics in this fascinating area. In the first part of the book, a whole spectrum of approaches to human genetics research is reviewed for both background and the latest progress. In the second, important topics related to genetic research of various complex human diseases are discussed. The robust content and diverse array of subjects allow the book to serve as both a concise encyclopedia that introduces basic and essential concepts of human genetics and an in-depth review of the current understanding of genetic research in human diseases
This text on the practice of paediatric dietetics has been written as the standard work for practising and student dietitians and medical and nursing personnel. It includes enteral and parenteral feeding, premature infants, diseases of organ systems, inborn errors of metabolism, lipid disorders, peroxisomal disorders, nutrition in cancer, abnormal eating behaviours and nutrition for children with feeding difficulties.
This standard work has been comprehensively revised and expanded to meet the needs of the modern practising and student dietitian. In tune with current trends, a greater emphasis has been placed on public health issues such as the treatment of childhood nutritional disorders in the community, including obesity and faltering growth. The book now also contains a dedicated chapter on the important issue of allergy prevention. Edited by leading experts at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health Officially supported by the British Dietetic Association Written for dietitians, by dietitians With worked examples of dietary management given throughout, Clinical Paediatric Dietetics is an indispensable guide for all those involved in the nutritional treatment of children
Infectious disease problems are very common in the emergency department, and with international travel and bioterrorism adding new angles, the emergency physician must increasingly be aware of common and more exotic/tropical sources of infection. Infectious Diseases: Emergency Department Diagnosis and Management will be the first book–written by emergency physicians for emergency physicians–to offer a clinical reference on diagnosis and management of infectious diseases as the present to the Emergency Department
From today’s leading clinicians in cancer care comes this comprehensive yet portable guide to the major chemotherapeutic and supportive care agents in oncology. Full of never-before-published content, this invaluable clinical companion features numerous tables and a concise, outline-oriented text, making it ideal for reference at a glance.
- A complete overview of all medications used in cancer care, including hormonal agents and biologic response modifiers
- Tables and templated format clearly highlight each drug and its companion regimen
- Clinically relevant and prescriptive approach emphasizes precise dosing regimens and potential combinations for tailoring multi-drug regimens
- Section on supportive and palliative care
- A review of high-dose therapy and bone marrow transplant
- Content that goes beyond the treatment of primary or metastatic disease to encompass the treatment of all therapeutic complications
Virology forms a link between science and medicine, and between disciplines such as microbiology and molecular biology. Rapid progress in the field has been accompanied by similar developments in the technical vocabulary, which is now extremely diverse, often confusing, and yet critical for useful discussion of the field. The second edition of A Dictionary of Virology will satisfy the needs of any biologist, clinician, research worker, medical or veterinary virologist, health practitioner or teacher who requires easy reference to current virological usage.
The second edition has been completely revised and updated to provide a succinct but comprehensive description of every virus affecting vertebrate species, from humans to fish. The entries include classification according to the latest (6th) ICTV report, and describe virus structure, replication and role in disease, as well as control or prevention measures. Nearly 3500 entries include commonly used cell lines, and explanations of terms applicable in molecular biology as related to viruses. References to antiviral drugs used clinically or experimentally, and numerous anecdotal facts that would be difficult to find by searching textbooks or other literature on medical or veterinary virology, make this a necessary resource at all times.
Each entry is listed alphabetically, and where appropriate, references to key journal articles or reviews are provided for further reading. Admirably up to date, all common terms used in virology are clearly explained.
The dictionary will serve equally as a handy reference, a companion to other reference texts, or a spelling and fact checker for students, research scientists and those engaged in ancillary activities such as science journalists, and the curious lay reader
Statistics show that out of five thousand compounds with initial promise, five will go into human clinical trials, and only one will become an approved drug. This tiny fraction illustrates the huge complexities involved in bringing a drug to market, a process that brings together scientific research, medical ethics, business, and various regulatory agencies.
Drugs-From Discovery to Approval presents a clear, step-by-step overview of the entire process. Using simple language, this comprehensive guide introduces basic concepts, then moves on to discuss disease target selection and the discovery processes for both small and large molecule drugs. Subsequent chapters explain preclinical studies, clinical trials, regulatory issues, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and perspectives on the future. Coverage also includes:
* A helpful listing of current FDA and European guidelines
* A special section on regulatory authorities and processes in Japan and China
* Rich illustrations throughout, including more than ninety figures and tables
* Useful appendices on the history of drug discovery and development
* Representative examples of drug mechanisms in action
Written for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, and readily accessible for students of pharmacy or medicine and others interested in drug discovery, Drugs-From Discovery to Approval represents a practical and approachable reference on this important process
Administer I.V. medications knowledgeably, safely and confidently
Because there’s no room for error, turn to McGraw-Hill’s I.V. Drug Handbook. Featuring a strong focus on patient safety, administering and monitoring I.V. drugs, the Handbook delivers concise, practical guidance to help you carry out one of the most difficult tasks you face. Written by and for practicing nurses and pharmacists, the Handbook is reliable, comprehensive, and easy-to-use.
Everything you need for safe, successful I.V. drug administration:
- All-inclusive coverage of over 350 parenteral drugs with the latest warnings from the FDA
- Includes antibiotics, insulin, pain medications, emergency drugs — and more coverage of chemotherapeutic agents with more supportive therapies than you’ll find in any other text
- Provides the most comprehensive, specific, evidence-based guidelines on administering high-alert and hazardous drugs available anywhere
- Each drug monograph includes administration guidelines, covering preparation, dilution & compatibility, infusion rates, admixtures, supportive therapies and monitoring.
- Features a 32 page full-color patient safety insert describing measures for ensuring safe drug administration, including 6 pagea on inserting an I.V. catheter
- Uses distinctive icons to call your attention to “clinical alerts,” “life-threatening reactions,” “high-alert”, “hazardous” drugs, and more
Sexy is as sexy does, according to Sari Locker (called “our favorite tantalizing sex writer” by Playboy magazine). But how to feel sexy if you’re a virgin, or if you’ve experienced sexual problems, or have serious body image hang-ups? The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex succeeds in not only teaching technique (as well as a book can), but also offers serious advice for boosting your self-esteem. As with other Complete Idiot guides, you’ll probably want to turn this one backwards in your bookcase, or at least get a book cover for it. But get past the silly title and you’ll find a plethora of facts, tips, and tricks on topics including sexual response, masturbation, foreplay, afterplay, oral sex, fantasy, sex toys, sexual preference, cross-dressing, and “The Big Om”: tantric sex.
The margin notes liberally decorating the book are worth a hearty chuckle. The “Sextistics” are particularly fun and eye-opening. Some examples: only 9 percent of people surveyed believe sex appeal is innate; the rest feel it can be acquired!; about 7 percent of women have never climaxed; the majority of male crossdressers are married with children; and, according to the Hite Report, nearly 60 percent of men ages 61 to 75 said their desire for sex remained steady or increased with age, Viagra or no.
Locker, a sex educator and WCBS-TV relationship correspondent, has been a sex educator for more than a decade. That said, she should have placed the facts on contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases earlier in the book, before the hot and heavy photographs of sexual positions. That gripe aside, Amazing Sex is worth investigating by both sexual neophytes and experienced couples looking to maintain a state of hot monogamy
Most people know that there’s more to sex than the missionary position. But to make sex really hot, some people need a little guidance. That’s where acclaimed sex educator—and WCBS-TV relationship correspondent—Sari Locker steps in. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex, Third Edition, has fresh advice on how readers can make smart sexual choices, cast aside inhibitions, and keep their sex life exciting well into their golden years. Readers get new and updated chapters on:
• Current sexual trends and attitudes
• Sex within marriage and long-term relationships
• Body image, obesity, and plastic surgery and their effect on sexuality
• Exciting techniques for reaching multiple orgasms for men and women
• Tips on specific sexual activities, including playful ideas on locations and toys
• Plus an 8-page full-color photographic insert of Sari’s eight original sexual positions
You’re no idiot, of course! You know there’s more to sex than the missionary position, that oral sex doesn’t mean talking about sex, and that safe sex doesn’t mean doing it in a bank vault. But when it comes to having a truly amazing sexual encounter, you feel like there’s just no sizzle in your sex life. You can make things hot! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex has fresh advice on how to make smart sexual choices, cast aside your inhibitions, and keep your sex life exciting well into your golden years
The 41st edition of this worldwide best-selling medical reference book presents more than 5,000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts, along with more than 100 diagrams and drawings including 16 pages of color illustrations. It includes updated and revised material on topics such as apoptosis, autism, prostheses, suicide, and transfusion. The 41st edition is an invaluable reference for a wide audience- from health care professionals and journalists to attorneys and interested consumers
Reflexology is the massage of areas of the feet (and sometimes hands) that correspond to other parts of the body. It is used to discern and prevent health problems. This guide teaches readers about healing an ailing immune, digestive, nervous, or circulatory system. It also shows how to perform reflexology on oneself and on others, and how to combine aromatherapy and reflexology by using fragrant oils and lotions.
• New edition focuses on teaching readers to use reflexology to better their (and their loved ones’) health
• Smaller trim size enables readers to follow instructions while practicing
• Updated to include the latest advances in reflexology
You’re no idiot, of course. You know echinacea can help a runny nose, massage is good for aching back muscles, and yoga can help relax a tired body. But when it comes to reflexology–the practice of healing the body by applying pressure to different parts of the feet–you’d rather just soak your tired dogs in hot water and call it a day. Don’t feel so de-feeted just yet! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reflexology is a fun, easy-to-follow, illustrated guide to massaging your own (and others) feet to treat back pain, headaches, upset stomachs, colds, allergies, stress, depression, and more
Provides the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on the study of bone biology and related diseases. It is the essential resource for anyone involved in the study of bone biology. It is the most comprehensive, complete, up-to-date source of information on all aspects of bones and bone biology in one convenient source. It takes the reader from the basic elements of fundamental research to the most sophisticated concepts in therapeutics. Bone research in recent years has generated enormous attention, mainly because of the broad public health implications of osteoporosis and related bone disorders.
*Provides a one-stop shop. There is no need to search through many research journals or books to glean the information one wantsit is all in one source written by the experts in the field.
*THE essential resource for anyone involved in the study of bones and bone diseases.
*Takes the reader from the basic elements of fundamental research to the most sophisticated concepts in therapeutics.
*Readers can easily search and locate information quickly as it will be online with this new edition
Now in its Sixth Edition, BRS Gross Anatomy is a primary course review and textbook for medical students in first-year anatomy courses. Written in concise, bulleted outline format, this text offers USMLE-style questions with answers and explanations at the end of each chapter and in an end-of-book comprehensive exam. Other features include nearly 150 two-color illustrations, 50 radiologic clinical images, Clinical Correlations boxes, end-of-chapter summaries, and muscle tables. New to this edition are highlighted “Development Checks” sections on embryology. Terminology has been updated to conform to Terminologia Anatomica. The fully searchable text and a question bank will be available online at the Point