Sep 232016
 

Clinical Rounds in Endocrinology: Volume II – Pediatric Endocrinology


By (author): Anil Bhansali, Anuradha Aggarwal, Girish Parthan, Yashpal Gogate

This book on pediatric endocrinology covers interesting and yet often challenging cases among pediatric patients in a unique Question-Answer format. Simulating the bed-side case discussions during the ward rounds, one question logically leads to another, thereby generating curiosity and promoting evidence-based medicine. Taking the readers through the entire spectrum starting from etiology and pathophysiology to clinical presentation to management principles, each question addresses one key aspect of the disorder. Described in a very simple and lucid narrative, this book ensures sound conceptual understanding while covering each topic comprehensively. This volume covers important topics such as short stature, pubertal disorders, thyroid disorders, childhood Cushing syndrome, rickets and osteomalacia, disorder of sexual differentiation and diabetes in the young. Less common disorder such as multiple endocrine neoplasia has also been incorporated. These cases are not only seen by endocrinologists, but are also managed by paediatricians, internists, obstetricians and gynaecologists, orthopaedicians and surgeons.     
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Sep 222016
 

Ma Vie en Noir: Fifty Years with Melatonin and the Stone of Madness (Springer Biographies)


By (author): Daniel Pedro Cardinali

I wrote this book urged by the overwhelming desire that arises towards the end of life to recapitulate the past. My goal was to summarize my experience of practicing science at the end of the 20th and early 21st centuries in Argentina, a country located far away from the world’s leading scientific centers. In the book, I summarize the intricacies of the pineal gland (“the stone of madness”) as historical, mystical and medical entity and its entry in contemporary medicine with the description of melatonin. I also reflect on how being associated with an unexplored subject at the beginning of his scientific career impacts the life of a scientist throughout their entire life. Today we know that in humans pineal melatonin is released every day late in the evening, and there is evidence that it is the trigger for the sleep process. But the most exciting aspect of melatonin is that it is a substance that is present in all living creatures, from unicellular organisms to plants and higher mammals, a fact that evinces its importance for life. Further, the neuroprotective action of melatonin promises to be crucial for the control of neurodegenerative diseases we face as a pandemic in this century. The discoverer of melatonin, Aaron Lerner, based its name on melano, the Greek word for black, because of its effect on the pigment cells of the skin. As in “La vie en rose“, the immortal Edith Piaf song written in 1946, my lifelong work with melatonin could well be called “Ma vie en noir“.
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Sep 212016
 

Case Files Internal Medicine, Second Edition (LANGE Case Files)


By (author): Eugene Toy, John Patlan, Fabrizia Faustinella, S. Elizabeth Cruse

Sixty Internal Medicine cases with complete discussion offer the most outstanding clerkship and USMLE Step 2 review possible

Case Files: Internal Medicine, 2e presents sixty clinical cases illustrating key points. Each case includes an extended discussion, definition of terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE format review questions. This interactive learning system is proven to improve shelf-exam scores and helps students to learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing.

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Sep 212016
 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Keys to Nutritional Health


This volume argues for the importance of essential nutrients in our diet.  Over the last two decades there has been an explosion of research on the relationship of Omega-3 fatty acids and the importance of antioxidants to human health.  Expert authors  discuss the importance of a diet rich in Omega-3 Fatty acids for successful human growth and development and for the prevention of disease.  Chapters highlight their contribution to the prevention and amelioration of a wide range of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, obesity, mental health and bone health.  
An indispensable text designed for nutritionists, dietitians, clinicians and health related professionals, Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Keys to Nutritional Health presents a comprehensive assessment of the current knowledge about the nutritional effects of Omega-3 fatty acids and their delivery in foods. 
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Sep 172016
 

First Exposure to Internal Medicine: Ambulatory Medicine (LANGE First Exposure)


Features: ISBN13: 9780071459006, Condition: New, Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
By (author): Andrew Hoellein, Charles Griffith

The ideal databank and toolset for your rotation FIRST EXPOSURE TO AMBULATORY MEDICINE enhances your rotation with:

  • A compelling profile of the practice of ambulatory medicine
  • Just the right amount of material for your 4-week clerkship o Detailed descriptions of procedures you will see and perform
  • A focus on important concepts you should learn – not memorization of facts
  • How-to’s for evaluating the ambulatory patient
  • The “Chief Complaints” most often presented in ambulatory departments
  • “Don’t Miss Diagnoses” table for each major clinical problem Clinically relevant detail on cases you will see Learning objectives at the start of each chapter
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    Sep 102016
     

    Lippincott Q&A Medicine: Review for Clinical Rotations and Exams


    Lippincott Q&A Medicine focuses on high-yield information specifically designed to help you improve your NBME subject exam score. This first-of-its-kind resource zeroes in on exactly what you need to know, using tables, figures, mnemonics, and hundreds of sample questions in a concise, easy-to-read format—helping you make the most of valuable study time!
    • Increase your understanding and your knowledge with detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers—all provided immediately following the questions to eliminate flipping back and forth.
    • Prepare for boards with confidence—400 practice questions and a 100-question practice test ensure readiness for subject exams.
    • Benefit from a unique “Shelf Pearls” chapter based on the author’s clerkship review course, featuring a quick summary of essential topics to revisit before taking the exam.
    • Visualize key content and improve retention, thanks to a full-color design and more than 80 illustrations throughout.
    • Extend your learning beyond the book with the online question bank that contains all Q&A in digital format.
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    Sep 052016
     

    Practical Phlebology: Deep Vein Thrombosis


    By (author): Anthony J. Comerota

    The latest volume in the Practical Phlebology series, Deep Vein Thrombosis provides trainee and practicing physicians with the ideal illustrative guide to the etiology, diagnosis, and management of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Based on peer-reviewed literature and quality clinical trials, the book is also an essential resource for academicians.

    Topics include:

    • Epidemiology, natural history, and etiology of DVT
    • DVT prophylaxis
    • Diagnostic techniques
    • Anticoagulation, thrombus removal, catheter-based interventions, and thrombolysis
    • Inferior vena cava filters
    • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
    • Femoral endovenectomy and endoluminal recanalization

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    Sep 022016
     

    Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Clinical Guide (Contemporary Endocrinology)


    Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this comprehensive clinical guide remains a state-of-the-art synthesis of the literature, covering all aspects of treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and other related male sexual dysfunctions. Cardiovascular, hormonal, psychological and lifestyle factors are each considered in diagnosis and treatment, which includes pharmacological, surgical and prosthetic management strategies. The effects of prostate cancer and its treatment are also discussed, as are Peyronie’s disease, priapism and ejaculatory disorders. New chapters in this edition discuss the profound effects of lifestyle change on sexual function, alternative and internet drugs that affect sexual function, endovascular approaches to ED, penile length considerations, the effect of radiation on erectile function, and optimizing ED research. Presenting a better understanding of what causes erectile dysfunction and the effective medications and non-medication treatments used to treat the condition, this invaluable title offers all physicians, residents, and fellows – and even medical students and other health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants – an essential reference for enhancing diagnosis and treatment of this common and debilitating disorder.

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    Aug 292016
     

    The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics (Lippincott Manual Series)


    By (author): Dr. Pavan Bhat MD, Alexandra Dretler MD, Mark Gdowski, Rajeev Ramgopal MD, Dominique Williams

    NOTE: This book contains eBook-only content. The last 2 chapters (27: Neurologic Disorders and 28: Toxicology) of the book are only available via the eBook (Inkling and Kindle) version of the book as stated in the Table of Contents. If you have a print version, please reference the eBook instructions and activation code on the inside cover in order to access this content.

    Discover why housestaff and faculty worldwide depend on this best-selling medical text – both in print and eBook format!  Concise and user-friendly, The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 35th Edition, focuses on the essential information you need to know for successful patient care.  Written by residents who are assisted by faculty co-authors and an outstanding editorial team, this must-have reference presents brief, logical approaches to diagnosis and management of commonly encountered medical conditions, including new therapies that improve patient outcomes. Thoroughly updated throughout, the 35th Edition provides a clear view of the challenges faced by residents, interns, medical students, and other practitioners, plus offers practical solutions, and expert guidance – all in one convenient and easily accessible source.

     
    Features:
    • Thoroughly updated to reflect the increasing and ever-changing advances in medical technology and therapeutics.
    • Comprehensive coverage addresses all areas of medicine and the core subspecialties, including neurology and toxicology content available online.
    • Concise, practical format features a brief discussion of pathophysiology, an evidence-based presentation of current therapies, and need-to-know diagnostic and therapeutic guidance from global experts.
    • Easy-to-follow guidelines, diagrams, and algorithms assist in the diagnosis, investigation, and management of frequently encountered medical conditions.
    • Edited by Internal Medicine Chief Residents from the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
    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
    • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
    The Washington Manual is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.
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    Aug 202016
     

    Teaching Rounds: A Visual Aid to Teaching Internal Medicine Pearls on the Wards


    By (author): Navin Kumar, Anica Law

    A unique manual for teaching and learning 100 of the most important topics encountered on rounds

    Teaching Rounds is a highly visual, carry-anywhere resource that enables residents in teaching hospitals to learn in an effective, memorable way without the need for a blackboard or dense text.

    The authors have identified the ten most important topics to discuss on rounds across ten specialties. Each topic is featured on its own, removable card that showcase a visual aid, case-base questions and answers, key clinical pearls, and references. Topics are further grouped into teaching categories, such as Diagnostic Approach, Disease Classification, and Pathophysiology, among others.

    If you are looking for a concise text that not only identifies need-to-know “pearls,” but also simplifies how to teach and learn them, Teaching Rounds belongs in your lab coat pocket. 

     

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