Dec 132014
 

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6e (Laboratory Tests & Diagnostic Procedures) (Paperback)

By (author): Cynthia C. Chernecky PhD RN CNS AOCN FAAN, Barbara J. Berger MSN RN

Find complete answers to questions such as which laboratory tests to order or what the results might mean. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6th Edition covers more tests than any other reference of its kind, with over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures in all. In Part I, you'll find an alphabetical list of hundreds of diseases, conditions, and symptoms, including the tests and procedures most commonly used to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. In Part II, you'll find descriptions of virtually every laboratory and diagnostic test available. This edition is updated with the latest research and over 20 NEW test entries. Written by educator Cynthia Chernecky and clinical nurse specialist Barbara Berger, this lab reference covers today's lab tests with concise, easy-to-use information.

  • More than 900 laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are included - more than any other reference!
  • Over 600 diseases, conditions, and symptoms are listed, along with the tests used to confirm them.
  • Alphabetical organization and A-to-Z thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you're looking for.
  • Alternative test names and acronyms are cross-referenced to simplify lookup.
  • Instructions for client and family teaching help you offer guidance concerning test preparation and follow-up care.
  • Age and gender-specific norms are provided, giving you complete lifespan coverage.
  • Risks and Contraindications are highlighted to help you safeguard your patients and provide effective care.
  • Panic Level Symptoms and Treatment are provided for dangerously increased and decreased levels.
  • Minimum volumes for blood samples are included, useful when a client's blood preservation is essential, as well as information on whether blood specimens can be drawn during hemodialysis.
  • Tests for toxic substances are included, making this a lab, diagnostic, and toxicology book all in one.
  • Abbreviations, measurement prefixes, and symbols are listed on the front and back covers for convenience.
  • Information on herbal supplements indicates when a client's use of natural remedies might affect test results.

    • Over 20 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures, with a strong focus on affordable, clinically relevant genetic tests.
    • UPDATED content includes the latest research relating to accuracy of tests, diagnostic value of results, and associated cost-benefit ratios.

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      Nov 252014
       

      Conn's Current Therapy 2015, 1e (Hardcover)

      By (author): Edward T. Bope MD, Rick D. Kellerman MD

      Ideal for busy medical practitioners who need quick,reliable answers, Conn's Current Therapy 2015 is an easy-to-use, in-depth guide that focuses solely on the most up-to-date treatment protocols for common complaints, acute disease and chronic illness. Drs. Edward T. Bope and Rick D. Kellerman present the expertise and knowledge of hundreds of skilled international leaders on evidence-based clinical management options. With key diagnostic points and treatment recommendation tables, you'll have quick access to the information you need to make accurate clinical decisions.

      • Find answers quickly so you can dedicate more time to treatment with practical and accurate advice by renowned international experts on diagnosis and management, delivered via a templated, at-a-glance approach.
      • Take it with you anywhere! With Expert Consult, you'll have access to the full text, image library, and more online, and as an eBook - at no additional cost!
      • Gain the most effective results for your patients with quick, easy access to the latest evidence-based treatments and therapies
      • Put the latest knowledge to work in your practice with updated and rewritten chapters to provide you with the most accurate content in therapeutics. With new chapters on palpitations, hypokalemia and hyperkalemia, vision rehabilitation and more, you can stay on top of current treatment practices.
      • Offer a full range of treatment options through coverage of the latest information on recently approved and soon-to-be approved drugs.
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      Nov 152014
       

      Davidson's Foundations of Clinical Practice, 1e (Paperback)

      By (author): Hazel R. Scott MD FRCP, Kevin G. Blyth MD MRCP, Jeremy B. Jones MBChB MRCP

      This book is designed as a companion to the initial years of hospital training for junior doctors in training, including, but not limited to, the core elements of the curriculum for Foundation Training in the UK. Patients have co-morbidity and mixed patterns of clinical presentation and thus the book brings together the key guidance on the presentation and care of all those who attend within a wide range of disciplines. These appear in the book as they present in real life, according to symptoms. Given the balance of the type of work done by most trainee hospital doctors, the emphasis of the book is on acute, as compared with chronic, symptom presentation and effective management.

      . Provides a concise and high quality account of the relevant information for those working in Foundation training
      . Includes practical step-by-step guidance on a range of core clinical procedures
      . Provides valuable information on the non-clinical aspects of a clinical career
      . Written by an author team with extensive practical experience of teaching trainee hospital doctors.
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      Oct 312014
       


      The three-month Internal Medicine clerkship plunges senior med students onto the hospital floor, the emergency department, and the clinic. What is expected of you? Don't embarrass yourself on rounds. Know the medicine and look alike a rock star in front of your attending.

      Master the Wards: Survive IM Clerkship & Ace the Shelf combines the advice of med school students on their third-year rotations with the expectations of residents and attending teaching physicians. With charts, diagrams, and dozens of full-color diagnostic images, this concise guide will help you survive the daily challenges of clerkship--and thrive!

      Features:
      * NEW: Index for easy topical reference
      * NEW: Spiral binding holds your place, fits in your pocket
      * What labs to check that your attending is guaranteed to request
      * When to treat immediately, before testing
      * What residents look for on rounds, and what will you be asked
      * What to ask before you walk into the patient's room
      * Solid advice on efficiency and survival from peers who have been there
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      Oct 282014
       

      Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme (Oxford Medical Handbooks) (Paperback)

      By (author): Tim Raine, James Dawson, Stephan Sanders, Simon Eccles

      The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme returns for a new edition with clear and thorough clinical guidance and honest advice to help you excel in your first two years as a doctor.

      This edition has been fully updated in line with the latest guidelines from NICE, Resuscitation Council UK, and the British Thoracic Society among others. This book gives you practical, step-by-step guidance on everything from neurological to gastroenterological presentations. Emergency presentations are highlighted in red and indexed on the inside front cover to give you fast access to the information you need. This edition also includes a fully revised chapter on pharmacopeia with references to the British National Formularly, as well as chapters on practical procedures and interpreting results.

      The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme is also a unique resource for things they don't teach you at medical school about being a doctor and life on the wards. The authors have drawn on their own experiences and careful research to help you understand issues ranging from your pay and pension, stress and workplace relations, paperwork, and career development.

      This is an excellent resource for Foundation Programme trainees and medical students preparing themselves for life as a doctor. With this pocket-sized guide at your side you'll never be alone on the wards again.
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      Oct 152014
       


      Whether you are just starting out as a senior doctor or half way up the ladder, this book will give you the help and advice you need to develop your career pathway in primary care or hospital medicine and achieve success in your professional life.

      Simple, practical tips; strategies; and well-researched advice will empower you to:

      • Excel when applying and interviewing for that all-important ST3 position
      • Achieve examination success in your chosen specialty
      • Make the most of conferences, courses, and other networking opportunities
      • Obtain research funding and choose research areas
      • Deal with workplace politics and management challenges
      • Make the right decisions in choosing your final job, whether at home or overseas

      Brimming with sound practical advice, hints, and tips, this text with its readily accessible style and approach is an essential survival guide for all embarking on their carrer as a senior doctor.

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      Oct 112014
       

      Get ahead! SPECIALTIES 250 SBAs for Finals (Paperback)

      By (author): Fiona Bach, Elizabeth Mills, Peter Cartledge, Hannah Roberts

      Get ahead! is a brand new essential revision series for medical and surgical finals. Each title contains practice questions similar to those you can expect in the real exam. The series stands out in its use of subject summaries that include all the detail you would need from a larger textbook - but we've waived the waffle! If you are looking for a comprehensive, reliable, effective revision aid, then look no further than Get ahead!

      Features of Get ahead! SPECIALTIES: 250 SBAs for Finals

      • Covers paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, and psychiatry
      • 250 SBA themes over five practice papers
      • Questions written in a similar style to the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSC-AA) bank
      • Includes harder stems suitable for students aiming for honours
      • Full explanatory answers, including succinct subject summaries
      • Eponymous details and derivatives for added interest
      • Also suitable for PLAB candidates
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      Sep 292014
       

      CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015 (Paperback)

      By (author): Maxine Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Michael W. Rabow

      To deliver the best care to your patients, turn to the #1 annually updated guide in internal medicine and clinical practice.

      The 2015 Edition is packed with important NEW information!

      For more than 70 years, professors, students, and clinicians have trusted LANGE for high-quality, current, concise medical information in a convenient, affordable, portable format. Whether for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, specialty board review, or patient care, there's a LANGE book that guarantees success.

      NEW TO THIS EDITION:

      • Latest 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, and indications for interventions in valvular heart disease
      • Update on the epidemic of opioid-based prescription drug abuse, misuse and overdose, and new section on opioids for chronic, noncancer pain
      • Revised treatment options for Helicobacter pylori and chronic hepatitis C
      • Latest hypertension information from 2013 UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence and US Joint National Committee (JNC8) Reports
      • Discussion of which patients benefit from statins, and indications for high vs. moderate intensity statins, based on 2014 AHA/ACC guidelines
      • Scoring tools for assessing the severity of acute pancreatitis
      • Revised psychiatric diagnoses in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual’s 5th edition

      No other text links practice and research like CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment! Written by clinicians renowned in their fields, this trusted annual text offers the most current insight into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. You'll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about both hospital and ambulatory problems. The streamlined format of each section in this clinical companion is the fastest, easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.

      Here's why CMDT is essential to your clinical practice:

      • Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management throughout the broad fields of internal medicine
      • Full review of other relevant primary care topics, including obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, neurology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, geriatrics, women’s health, and palliative care
      • Hundreds of medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices
      • Many helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms
      • Only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment
      • Recent references with PMID numbers for easy online access
      • Many full-color photographs and illustrations

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      Sep 272014
       

      Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis (Oxford Handbooks) (Paperback)

      By (author): Huw Llewelyn, Hock Aun Ang, Keir Lewis, Anees Al-Abdullah

      Now revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes a detailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis.

      This new edition has been updated with clearer diagrams and brand new images. Including rarer diagnoses alongside the common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure your excellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be your perfect companion to clear and confident diagnoses throughout your medical career.
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      Sep 202014
       


      This book has incorporated the techniques for a logical and accurate interpretation of the clinical information according to the modern examination system. The first edition of this book was published with the intention of helping students learn the basics of data interpretation and practice by themselves. Its huge popularity and wide acceptance among students has encouraged the author to upgrade the book and bring out this new edition enriched with new cases and pictures of a variety of clinical conditions. 100 new clinical cases have been added. The text contains variety in clinical setup, and the amount of data provided in each setup. Includes data on cardiac catheterization and a whole new chapter on pictorial diagnosis which contains 100 clinical pictures. Various modifications have been made in the book according to various innovative suggestions made by teachers and students. Incorporates many long and short questions with proper investigations, largely based on the real cases. Answers are given with brief short notes of the specific problems, so that the reader can get some idea without going through a big textbook. The book will help increase a doctors competence, and skill in diagnosing a particular disease, formulating specific investigations, and proper management. TABLE OF CONTENTS: I. Case History and Data Interpretation, II. Data Interpretation of Cardiac Catheter, III. Family Tree (Pedigree), IV. Spirometry, V. Pictures of Multiple Diseases.
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