The Doctor’s Handbook: Part 1

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Jul 042018

Many doctors do not receive training early in their careers on the broad range of non-clinical aspects of their work, and confront day-to-day issues for which initial medical education has failed to prepare them. Experienced doctors and consultants can also experience a similar lack of accessible reference material on these aspects of their role and for the non-clinical training of their juniors. This book and its companion volume The Doctor’s Handbook Part 2: understanding the NHS, have been written to address these and other needs. Previously published as The Specialist Registrar and New Consultant Handbook, these completely revised and reconfigured volumes reflect the changing everyday work of specialist trainees, registrars and consultants.
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Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work

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Jul 032018

Featuring an evidence- and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, this text introduces readers to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review methods for working with individuals, children, and families from an individual and environmental strengths-based perspective. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation and termination, and documentation are then reviewed. Readers are introduced to the foundational concepts of social work practice and through application learn to successfully work with clients.

Highlights include:

Integrates the Council on Social Work Education’s EPAS standards and core competencies throughout, including engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation, social justice, ethics, critical thinking, professional conduct and decision making, and cultural competency and diversity.
Case scenarios in client interview format that closely resemble actual interactions, followed by questions, test readers’ understanding of the practice skills needed to work in the field.
Skill-building exercises including individual and group activities, role plays, simulations, and discussion questions that provide an opportunity to apply one’s knowledge and skill sets.
Personal reflections that encourage students to examine their own beliefs to help them assimilate social work ethics and values into their professional demeanor.
Icons throughout the text that draw attention to useful tips for developing direct practice skills.
A strengths-based approach that heightens understanding and results in a higher level of proficiency in the change process.
Introduces challenging situations often encountered in practice to help readers acquire the more advanced practice skills necessary for assessment and intervention.
Resources including PowerPoints, test questions, sample syllabi, and suggested answers to text exercises and discussion questions.

About the Author
Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, PhD, LCSW is the Bert Kruger Smith Professorship of Mental Health and Aging at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She is the Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the Institute for Health Research and Practice. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate social work program. Her research has focused on the effectiveness of mental health interventions for adults, children, and families. A prolific author, she has published over 100 journal articles and four textbooks and has conducted numerous workshops on the DSM-5, grief and loss issues, and social work values and ethics. She is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Professors and a UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor.


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Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment

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Jul 032018

Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment delivers outstanding visual guidance and clear, step-by-step instruction on caring for patients with wounds. Utilizing more than 700 full-color illustrations and clear, concise text, this unique learning text also includes complete discussion of evidence-based concepts of wound treatment.


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Essentials of Environmental Health, Third Edition

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Jul 022018

Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including a background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).

Using a straightforward, non-technical approach, the author has included many examples and illustrations of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study.

The Third Edition maintains the structure of the previous edition with thoroughly updated examples, data, charts, tables and figures throughout. The most recent findings on the Ebola and Zika viruses have been added to the chapter on Zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Additional study questions, exercises and ancillary materials have also been added.

About the Author
Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science – California State University, Long Beach


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Virus Protein and Nucleoprotein Complexes

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Jul 022018

The Subcellular Biochemistry series has recently embarked upon an almost encyclopaedic coverage of topics relating to the structure and function of macromolecular complexes (Volumes 82, 83 and 87). The present multi-author text covers numerous aspects of current research into molecular virology, with emphasis upon viral protein and nucleoprotein structure and function. Structural data from cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography is displayed throughout the book.
The 17 chapters in the book cover diverse interesting topics, all currently under investigation, contributed by authors who are active actively involved in present-day research. Whilst structural aspects predominate, there is much consideration of the structure-function relationship. In addition, the book correlates with and extends from Volume 68 of the series “Structure and Physics of Viruses: An Integrated Textbook”.

This book is directed primarily at professionals that work in the broad field of Structural Biology and will be of particular interest to Structural Virologists. The editors, David Bhella and Robin Harris, have much experience in virology and protein structure, respectively. Dr Bhella is Director of the Scottish Macromolecular Imaging Centre. Professor Robin Harris is the long-standing Series Editor of the Subcellular Biochemistry series. He has edited and contributed to several books in the series.


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The Legacy of Harvey Cushing: Profiles of Patient Care

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Jun 292018

Derived from Harvey Cushing’s remarkable personal collection in the Brain Tumor Registry, The Legacy of Harvey Cushing: Profiles of Patient Care presents a stunning historical account of Cushing’s surgical cases and research from 1905 to 1930.

This beautifully illustrated book features
800 of Cushing’s surgical drawings and photographs of patients and tumor specimens. Preserved untouched for sixty years in the Yale University Library, the images provide the earliest catalog of neurological and neuropathological disease and reveal the techniques employed by the founder of modern neurosurgery. The editors have carefully integrated these high-quality photographs and illustrations into a compelling narrative constructed from patients’ hospital records and Cushing’s meticulous notes at preoperative and postoperative stages of management. Discharge notes, letters from the family of patients, photographs of patients years after surgery, and death reports further humanize each clinical case and speak to Cushing’s lasting dedication to his patients.

The book provides a glimpse of the extraordinary contribution that both Cushing and his patients made to the progress of neurological surgery in the twentieth century. This unique book will be prized by today’s generation of neurological surgeons and neuropathologists.

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Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences Into Practice: Sharing the Experience

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Jun 292018

This idea-packed resource takes systems and complexity sciences out of blue-sky territory and into the concrete world of contemporary healthcare practice. Beginning with a new reframing of health and illness, its chapters redesign traditional disease-centered models of care into modern, health-centered—and patient-centered—health service systems. The approaches shown here combine innovation and common sense to recognize and attend to patients’ needs across areas including health education and training, information accessibility, health service organization and delivery, and disease in individual context. The variety of solutions applied to this wide spectrum of issues shows the suitability of systems, complexity, and adaptive thinking to the ongoing objectives of making health services more responsive, effective, and equitable.
Highlights of the coverage:

Healthy smoker: an oxymoron? Maybe, but it is more complicated than that
Transforming monitoring and improving care with variability-derived clinical decision support
Linking Gulf War illness to genome instability, somatic evolution, and complex adaptive systems
Complexity of knowledge in primary care: understanding the discipline’s requisite knowledge: a bibliometric study
New ways of knowing and researching: integrating complexity into a translational health sciences program
Understanding the emergency department ecosystem using agent-based modelling
Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice is an inspiring idea book that sill interest health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, healthcare administrators, clinicians, researchers, students, and interested lay readers.


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Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) : Properties, Functions and Health Effects

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Jun 272018

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid of the omega-3 (n-3) series that has received substantial attention due to its pivotal roles in biological functions including brain and visual development, cognition, inflammatory responses and with decreasing risk or mortality with cardiovascular diseases. This book reviews the properties of DHA, as well as its functions and effects on health. Chapter One reviews the literature on the effects of DHA in bone health with a focus on the growth period. Chapter Two examines recent trends in research leading to the obtaining of bioactive lipids able to deliver DHA with a high bioavailability. Chapter Three discusses DHA’s protective effect on organ function and inflammatory response in burns. Chapter Four considers the effects of dietary DHA on CVD risk factors, and in particular its actions on vascular endothelial cell dysfunction.


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Microbes in Action

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Jun 272018

The present book is a collection of 19 different articles from across the globe divided into four basic themes of Microbial Fertilizers, Microbial Metabolites, Microbes in Health and Microbial Fuels.



Section A. Microbial Fertilizers
Chapter 1 Rhizoremediation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil: Constrains and Future Potential
Chapter 2 Role of Microbial Indole-3-Acetic Acid (IAA) in Plant-Microbe Interactions
Chapter 3 Promotion of Plant Growth by Phytohormone Producing Bacteria
Chapter 4 Potential Applications of Biofertilizers in Vegetable Cultivation: An Indian Appraisal

Section B. Microbial Metabolites
Chapter 5 Microbial Surfactants and Their Industrial Applications
Chapter 6 Antibiotic Production by Actinobacteria
Chapter 7 Microbial Carotenoids: Properties, Physicochemical Factors for Fermentation, Biosynthesis and Applications
Chapter 8 Biosynthesis of Citric Acid by Fungi: An Overview
Chapter 9 Detection of Water Pollutants through Microbial Sensors

Section C. Microbes in Health
Chapter 10 Gut Microbiota and Human Health
Chapter 11 Bacillus Direct-Fed Microbials: Spore Germination, Distribution in the Gastrointestinal Tract, and Effect on Health and Performance Parameters in Poultry
Chapter 12 Use of Microbes in the Production of Vaccines
Chapter 13 Optimisation of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Production from Autotrophically-Grown Microalgae for Health Benefits
Chapter 14 Human Pathogenic Fungi and Their Survival Mechanisms in the Host

Section D. Microbial Biofuels
Chapter 15 Biofuel from Microalgae: Biohydrogen, Bioethanol, Biodiesel
Chapter 16 Biodiesel Production from Microalgae
Chapter 17 Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Ethanol
Chapter 18 Metabolic Engineering of Yeast for Bioethanol Production from Whey
Chapter 19 Sustainable Cultivation of Microalgae on Wastewater


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An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science for Chemical and Materials Engineers

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Jun 252018

An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science for Chemical and Materials Engineers provides a solid background in materials engineering and science for chemical and materials engineering students. This book:
– Organizes topics on two levels; by engineering subject area and by materials class.

– Incorporates instructional objectives, active-learning principles, design-oriented problems, and web-based information and visualization to provide a unique educational experience for the student.

– Provides a foundation for understanding the structure and properties of materials such as ceramics/glass, polymers, composites, bio-materials, as well as metals and alloys.

– Takes an integrated approach to the subject, rather than a “metals first” approach.


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