Mar 182016

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing (Routledge Annals of Bioethics)

Features: The Ethics of Pregnancy Abortion and Childbirth Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing Routledge Annals of Bioethics
By (author): Helen Watt

The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close human relationship with the woman as guardian or custodian. Four approaches to pregnancy are explored: ‘uni-personal’, ‘neighborly’, ‘maternal’ and ‘spousal’. The author challenges not only the view that there is only one moral subject to consider in pregnancy, but also the idea that the location of the fetus lacks all inherent, unique significance. It is argued that the pregnant woman is not a mere ‘neighbor’ or helpful stranger to the fetus but is rather already in a real familial relationship bringing real familial rights and obligations. If the status of the fetus is conclusive for at least some moral questions raised by pregnancy, so too are facts about its bodily relationship with, and presence in, the woman who supports it. This lucid, accessible and original book explores fundamental ethical issues in a rich and often neglected area of philosophy in ways of interest also to those from other disciplines.

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Mar 182016

From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Features: From IVF to Immortality Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology
By (author): Ruth Deech, Anna Smajdor

This is a book for anyone who has ever paused to wonder whether cloning will ever be legal. Why it is that “savior siblings” and sex selection provoke such strong reactions? Will there ever be such a thing as an artificial womb?

Assisted reproductive technologies are unique in their capacity to challenge our assumptions and elicit passionate responses. Looking at the moral, philosophical, and legal issues surrounding cases of surrogacy, single or same-sex parenthood, retrieval of sperm from dead or dying patients, and the impregnation of post-menopausal women, this book questions whether these rapidly-developing technologies are refashioning the nature of the family.

The US and UK have played unique roles in the development and regulation of reproductive technologies, and has been at the forefront of controversy over “savior siblings”, designer babies, reproductive cloning, and embryo research. This book provides a clear and simple account of the techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research, and discusses the legal and ethical implications of some of these technologies, illustrated by compelling descriptions of real-life cases. The book also addresses the ways in which reproductive technologies are regulated, critically examining the role of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority and comparing the UK’s approach with that of other countries. Finally, it contemplates the possibility that some of our most deeply-held assumptions about human nature may be called into question by further developments in stem cell research and fertility treatments.

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Mar 182016

Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine)

This volume presents the current state of laser-assisted bioprinting, a cutting edge tissue engineering technology. Nineteen chapters discuss the most recent developments in using this technology for engineering different types of tissue. Beginning with an overview, the discussion covers bioprinting in cell viability and pattern viability, tissue microfabrication to study cell proliferation, microenvironment for controlling stem cell fate, cell differentiation, zigzag cellular tubes, cartilage tissue engineering, osteogenesis, vessel substitutes, skin tissue and much more. Because bioprinting is on its way to becoming a dominant technology in tissue-engineering, Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine is essential reading for those researching or working in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering or translational research. Those studying or working with stem cells who are interested in the development of the field will also find the information invaluable.
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Mar 182016

Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography

Whether you’re new to electroencephalography or are looking to sharpen your EEG skills, this new 4th edition will be your go-to reference for EEG know-how.
Editor John Ebersole, MD and his two new associate editors, with a team of nationally recognized authors, wrote this comprehensive volume, perfect for students, physicians-in-training, researchers, and practicing electroencephalographers who seek a substantial, yet practical compendium of the dynamic field of electroencephalography.
In addition to cogent text, enjoy illustrations, diagrams, and charts that relate EEG findings to clinical conditions.   Established areas of clinical EEG are updated, newly evolving areas are introduced, and neurophysiological bases are explained to encourage understanding and not simply pattern recognition.
The best practitioners know that EEG is never stagnant; stay up-to-date and ready to use EEG to its fullest potential.
-Over 500 illustrations, figures and charts
-Chapters span the full range of EEG applications
-Demystifies advanced procedures and techniques
-Topics include intraoperative monitoring, ICU EEG, and advanced digital methods of EEG and EP analysis
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Mar 182016

Advances in Clinical Science (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

The book presents the latest developments in clinical medicine, particularly involved with pulmonary care and diseases. Emphasis is placed on the role of childhood obesity, often a result of the ill effects of an unhealthy diet and nutritional deficits, in shaping propensity for inflammatory pathologies, allergies, immune deficiency and respiratory and cardiovascular sequelae in adult life. Oxidative damage, caused by not full well understood cellular biochemistry, when unchecked by antioxidative rescue mechanisms, takes toll on a respiratory health. The book underscores the need to consider the complexity of mutual interactions of pathophysiological processes, which calls for tailoring the management strategies depending on the subgroups which patients belong to, be it obesity, children or elderly. The chapters also tackle biological diseases with genetic underpinnings. The application of genetics to identify the molecular alterations or mutations will serve well both diagnostics and targeted optimization of treatment; the poignant exemplar being the histological subtypes of lung cancer. The book provides a source of current facts and trends in clinical research and practice.
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Mar 182016

Midline Skull Base Surgery

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This richly illustrated book offers detailed, step-by-step guidance on surgical approaches and techniques in patients with midline tumors of the skull base. Access routes are described from both endoscopic and microscopic standpoints, via different approaches, in order to provide a 360-degree overview of contemporary midline skull base surgery. For each pathology, the multiple surgical options and their specific indications are clearly presented, with inclusion of neuroradiological images, an anatomical dissection study and operative images and videos. The book is intended for surgeons who wish to acquire knowledge and experience in skull base surgery employing endoscopic endonasal and microsurgical transcranial techniques. It is exceptional in providing an integrated perspective that encompasses traditional microsurgical approaches and the most recent endoscopic ones, with definition of the indications for and limitations of both options.
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Mar 182016

Charnley Low-Frictional Torque Arthroplasty of the Hip: Practice and Results

Features: Charnley Low Frictional Torque Arthroplasty of the Hip Practice and Results
By (author): B.M. Wroblewski, Paul D. Siney, Patricia A. Fleming

This book reviews the principles and concepts underlying Professor Sir John Charnley’s original work Low Friction Arthroplasty of the Hip: Theory and Practice (Springer, 1979) in the light of more extensive clinical experience with results, incidence and indications for revisions highlighted throughout.      

The studies, combined with the examination of explanted components carried out with the backing of Universities, indicate the avenues for further research and the development and introduction of new ideas into clinical practice. The time span (1962 – 2015) involved has allowed a number of these very long-term studies not only to be brought to conclusion, but has given the benefit of their clinical application with meaningful results.

This is not a sudden diversion into new and speculative areas of hip replacement surgery. It is a carefully collected, documented and executed work of the evolution of the Charnley low-frictional torque arthroplasty of the hip based on sound principles, supported by long-term studies with benefits derived.

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Mar 182016

Personalized Oral Health Care: From Concept Design to Clinical Practice

Features: Personalized Oral Health Care From Concept Design to Clinical Practice

This book provides an overview of the oral health care environment as the transition is made to a system increasingly focusing on disease prevention, early intervention to minimize disease progression, and a personalized approach that meets each individual’s needs. Descriptions are provided of an array of technologies based on rapid advances in genomic medicine and omics technology that are already entering clinical practice and promise to have a huge impact on risk assessment, diagnosis, and therapy. Detailed consideration is also paid to personalized health insurance in the new environment, the impact of personalized health care on the economics of health care, and the consequences for the global diagnostic market place and improved access to care. The changes in dental education required to produce dentists better equipped to participate in the new health care environment are examined, and the book concludes by considering key opportunities and challenges.
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Mar 182016

Endovascular Techniques in the Management of Cerebrovascular Disease

Direct from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Endovascular Techniques in the Management of Cerebrovascular Diseaseis intended for neurologists, neurosurgery fellows-in training, and practicing clinicians with an interest in endovascular procedures. This essential volume:

  • Reviews equipment, devices, and therapeutic agents such as anti-coagulants and thrombolytics
  • Describes the clinical management of ischemic cerebrovascular disease, including thrombectomy and stenting
  • Examines hemorrhagic CVD and discusses aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and vascular malformations
  • Explains cutting-edge techniques related to occlusive cerebrovascular disease, arteriovenous malformation, and other extra- and intracranial cerebrovascular diseases
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Mar 182016

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Lecture Notes)

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By (author): Diana Hamilton-Fairley

Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides a concise introduction to obstetrics and gynaecology for medical students and junior doctors. Six sections examine the female development from the early years to old age. The text starts with a section on Basic Science. Self-assessment questions are found throughout the text to enhance knowledge and understanding.

Part 1 looks at the female reproductive anatomy and physiology in detail. Part 2 covers the puberty and menstrual problems of young women, sub fertility, pregnancy prevention and introduces benign diseases, genital tract infections and sexual problems.

Part 3 examines the reproductive years. Detailed coverage of the mother and foetus in pregnancy includes problems and diseases in pregnancy, labour and the newborn child development. Part 4 covers the mature woman, and includes abnormal vaginal blood loss, pelvic pain, breast disease and screening for gynaecological cancer.

Part 5 discusses the older woman and malignant gynaecological conditions, the menopause and pelvic floor disorders. Part 6 provides an audit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, looking at statistics in reproductive medicine and gives the answers to self-assessment questions found throughout the text.

Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology is written specifically for medical students, junior doctors, midwives and General Practitioners.

Review quotes on Previous Editions

“Well edited, concise, and a useful source of information.”
2nd Opinion – Edinburgh Student Gazette

“Thankfully these are nothing like my lecture notes. This book is packed with useful info.”
Surgo, Glasgow University Medical Journal

“A really easy book to read, useful in enabling students to grasp the basics.”
Northwing – Sheffield Medical Magazine

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