Apr 252017

Training in Ophthalmology (Oxford Specialty Training)

Features: Oxford University Press USA

The second edition of this excellent and highly popular textbook continues to address the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) syllabus for trainee ophthalmologists and is an essential read for those studying ophthalmology, optometry and orthoptics.

As a theoretical and practical aid, it guides readers through postgraduate Ophthalmic Specialist Training. Emphasis is placed on the practical assessment and management of key ophthalmic conditions. Clearly laid out and highly illustrated in full colour throughout, each condition is discussed in two or three-pages, beginning with general explanations of the pathophysiology and clinical evaluation, followed by differential diagnoses and treatment options.

This thoroughly revised second edition includes new chapters on paediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery and microsurgical skills.

This text will appeal to foundation doctors, specialist trainees in ophthalmology, candidates preparing for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmology (FRCOphth) examination, consultants in ophthalmology and practitioners looking for a comprehensive but accessible guide to the subject.

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Apr 252017

Psoriatic Arthritis (Oxford Rheumatology Library)

By (author): Dafna Gladman, Cheryl F. Rosen, Vinod Chandran

Over the past 30 years, there has been increasing recognition of psoriatic arthritis as a distinct clinical entity. Psoriatic arthritis occurs mostly in patients with psoriasis and may affect up to 1% of the general population. It has many similarities to other forms of spondyloarthritis, and must be differentiated from related conditions. Given that most patients with psoriatic arthritis have skin and musculoskeletal diseases that significantly affect their quality of life and function, patients are ideally managed in a multidisciplinary clinic with rheumatologists, dermatologists and a nurse specialist, physical therapist and occupational therapist.
Psoriatic Arthritis covers the epidemiology and diagnostic and classification criteria, describing the clinical features of the disease, including skin and nail involvement, articular, and other extra-articular manifestations. Laboratory features and imaging characteristics are covered in detail, along with co-morbidities and their impact. A comprehensive review of skin disease therapy is also provided, along with the various treatment options for joint disease, including traditional disease modifying therapy and newer biologic agents . This comprehensive yet concise and practical volume is the perfect guide to psoriatic arthritis for the busy practitioner, and will be of interest to trainees and specialists in rheumatology and dermatology.
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Apr 252017

Sports Psychiatry (Oxford Psychiatry Library Series)

Psychiatric conditions of all kinds can present in sporting populations due to the high intensity physical effort, competition and anxiety associated with competitive sports. Mental illness is not just a health concern but is likely to have a significant impact on sporting performance and achievement.

Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this concise and practical pocketbook covers the breadth of psychiatric conditions that can present in sportsmen and sportswomen. It provides practical and up-to-date guidance which is invaluable for all health professionals working within sporting communities. There are a variety of topics covered from ‘Eating disorders’ to ‘Psychotropic drug prescribing’ and it is based on the latest research to help health professionals working within sport better assess mental health problems and support those in need.

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Apr 252017

Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders (Primer On)

Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders aims to engage young caregivers in psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work so that they will be able to become well informed about this significant–and at times confusing–illness. Because schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most complicated and severe psychiatric disorders, this book has the goal of summarizing key issues of the illness, such as its presentation, frequency and age of onset, and diagnostic characteristics. It also contains informative chapters about the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, ranging from brain development issues, genetics, and likely abnormalities in neurotransmitters. This book will give young professionals and those joining the field an excellent and accessible background to treatment. In this area, Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment initiation, strategies for non-response, approaches of therapy, and importantly, ways to provide family therapy and support.
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Apr 252017

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders (Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry Series)

By (author): Michael J Marcsisin, Jason B Rosenstock, Jessica M Gannon

Psychotic disorders are common and important psychiatric conditions, and patients suffering from psychosis can be challenging to assess and manage. In this new monograph, experts in schizophrenia and related psychoses review the current state of science in this area, and provide a practical and readable overview of the how to diagnose and treat individuals presenting with these disorders. This pocket-sized text features call-out boxes, case descriptions, practical tips, and general guidelines that should be ideal for medical students, residents, young mental health professionals, and trainees in other fields.

Beginning with a history of psychosis, the authors proceed to explore the phenomenology of symptoms and experiences and how these can be used in clinical assessment. Diagnostic criteria are reviewed, along with common conditions in the differential diagnosis. Subsequent chapters tackle epidemiology, course and prognosis, and the neurobiology of psychotic disorders. The book concludes with chapters on treatment, both somatic and psychosocial, including discussion of novel interventional approaches and service delivery.

The authors of this text are a mix of clinician-educators and scientific investigators, all with experience teaching trainees; this pocket-sized book has been developed to help young professionals easily gain a basic understanding of the complexities and challenges of psychotic disorders. Self-assessment questions, resources, and references will assist, but what really sets this book apart is the accessibility and concision of the text, ideal for individuals learning about or reviewing psychosis.

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Apr 252017

Risk Factors for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

Risk Factors for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke address the relationship of a wide variety of vascular risk factors in the spectrum of cerebrovascular diseases. An international group of professionals the forefront of research and education, provide their expertise about environmental and genetic determinants for cerebrovascular disease and stroke. The authors aim to provide information on developments of genetic, environmental and lifestyle-related risk factors of various subtypes of stroke, and MRI-markers of cerebrovascular disease.

One in two men, and one in three women after the age of 40, will develop a stroke in their lifetime. The burden of cerebrovascular disease extends far beyond that of acute clinical events such as stroke, with “covert” vascular injury on brain MRI being highly prevalent in older community-dwelling persons. Therefore, improving our understanding of the risk factors for stroke and cerebrovascular disease is of paramount importance for improving prevention strategies. Secular trends in stroke epidemiology, risk factors, and intermediate markers (including carotid ultrasound, brain MRI and circulating biomarkers) are presented. Cutting edge information on genetic, environmental and lifestyle-related risk factors of various subtypes of stroke and MRI-markers of cerebrovascular diseases are displayed. This important book is an essential reference to physicians interested in more effective primary prevention of stroke.

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Apr 252017

Surgery of the Autonomic Nervous System

Autonomic surgery is an important and expanding field within contemporary clinical practice. Surgical therapies influencing the autonomic nervous system have historically entailed disabling various components of its network by injurious methods. More sophisticated techniques have now emerged to allow modulation of neural function by electrical implants or by preservative surgery. This has fuelled the expansion in this field as safer therapies with greater scope for patient benefit have become available. As the potential for precise neural manipulation has advanced, so has the number and diversity of diseases which have become amenable to such therapies.

This book reviews the basic science underpinning the autonomic control of various body systems and the state-of-the-art clinical applications by which these systems are surgically modulated in patients today. Clinical chapters include details of the procedure, operative considerations, outcomes, adverse effect profile, post-operative management of such patients and reflections on personal experience. Autonomic surgery can be applied to a wide variety of diseases affecting large numbers of the population such as angina pectoris, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, sexual dysfunction, regional pain syndromes, headache and epilepsy.

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Apr 252017

Bouncing Back: Skills for Adaptation to Injury, Aging, Illness, and Pain

By (author): Richard Wanlass

Coping with loss of ability from injury, illness, pain, or just plain aging can be tough. This book offers practical skills and helpful knowledge to build resilience and improve functioning. Chapters cover:

  • Self-Management Skills (how to increase motivation, overcome procrastination, and actually make positive life changes)
  • Mood Regulation (how to deal with sadness and reduced self-worth)
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Anger and Frustration Management
  • Relationship Management (how to keep relationships strong when you need more help and replace lost friendships when you can’t do what you used to)
  • Memory Management (how to still keep track of important things if your brain isn’t working quite as well)
  • Pain Management (how to deal with chronic pain and still live a good life)

Worksheets and exercises follow almost every section to ensure concepts are understood and practiced. 

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Apr 252017

Surgical Pain Management: A Complete Guide to Implantable and Interventional Pain Therapies

Surgical Pain Management is an essential, step-by-step guide to surgical techniques and the perioperative management of chronic pain patients whose treatment includes implantable therapies. Chapters review the steps necessary for defining a potential candidate for implant and the infrastructure to support the perioperative period and beyond, controversies in approaches for both intrathecal and spinal cord stimulation implants, healthcare education for patients with these devices, neuroaxial drug delivery, electrical stimulation of the peripheral and central nervous system, and a variety of invasive procedures for chronic and cancer pain. Appendices provide supplemental information regarding guidelines, physiology, technologies available, troubleshooting, and documentation required to organize an interventional service. This book details a range of approaches from basic implant therapies to more advanced therapies, making it an ideal companion to an advanced training program in interventional pain management and a useful resource for developing a team that will optimize care for some of the most difficult to treat chronic pain patients.
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Apr 252017

Type 1 Diabetes (Oxford Diabetes Library)

By (author): David Levy

Providing clinicians with the latest developments in research, this new edition of Type 1 Diabetes is a succinct and practical guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of Type 1 diabetes.

Part of the Oxford Diabetes Library series, this pocketbook contains 12 fully updated chapters on key topics such as history, epidemiology, aetiology, presentation, insulin treatment, and microvascular and macrovascular complications. It also features new chapters on technology, diet and lifestyle, and pregnancy planning to ensure the reader is fully equipped with the latest understanding of Type 1 diabetes.

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