Trauma Induced Coagulopathy

 Pathology, Physiology  Comments Off on Trauma Induced Coagulopathy
Mar 282018

Outlines the current concepts that define trauma induced coagulopathy
Written by experts in the field
Provides a valuable source for quick reference to the clinician that is faced with specific clinical challenges when managing coagulopathy

This text is aimed at defining the current concepts that define trauma induced coagulopathy by critically analyzing the most up-to-date studies from a clinical and basic science perspective. It will serve as a reference source for any clinician interested in reviewing the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the coagulopathic trauma patient, and the data that supports it. By meticulously describing the methodology of most traditional as well as state of the art coagulation assays the reader will have full understanding of the tests that are used to study trauma induced coagulopathy. The evolving use of blood products as well as recently introduced hemostatic medications are reviewed in detail.
Trauma Induced Coagulopathy will also be a valuable source for quick reference to the clinician that is faced with specific clinical challenges when managing coagulopathy.



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Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual!, Third Edition

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Mar 272018

Know the how and why of common conditions—and assess them accurately—with the newly updated Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual, 3rd Edition.

Fully illustrated in the popular Made Incredibly Visual style, this essential guide offers easy-to-follow explanations for the causes and mechanisms of numerous common disorders, listing symptoms and indications for each. Use this as the perfect study guide for the NCLEX® or certification exam, to support class materials, and to absorb the pathophysiology principles every nurse needs to know.

Absorb the expert wisdom and insights of this invaluable guide…

– Walks you through the development stages of numerous diseases and disorders, illustrating their cellular process, symptoms, and effects on tissue and organs
– Explains cell parts and their functions, as well as cell division, adaptation, injury, and stress and disease
– Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on how to recognize common conditions
– Supports accurate diagnosis and treatment – Common disorders for each major body system, such as:

* Cardiovascular – Acute coronary syndromes, aortic aneurysms, cardiomyopathy
* Respiratory – ARDS, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer
* Neurologic – Alzheimer’s, cerebral aneurysm, migraine headaches
* Gastrointestinal – Cholecystitis, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease
* Musculoskeletal – Carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disk, osteoarthritis
* Hematologic – Anemia, leukemia, sickle cell disease
* Immune – AIDS, allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis
* Endocrine – Adrenal hypofunction, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome
* Renal – Acute renal failure, acute tubular necrosis, pyelonephritis
* Integumentary – Acne, burns, pressure ulcers
* Reproductive – Breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer.




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Oral Candidosis: Physiopathology, Decision Making, and Therapeutics

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Mar 272018

This book on oral candidosis is for dentists and related professionals who require a straightforward update on the important new advances relating to physiopathology, virulence and treatment. Essential concepts and advanced discoveries are presented in user-friendly language with the aim of providing a trustworthy reference guide that can be rapidly consulted whenever necessary. The rich and colorful photos have been carefully chosen to illustrate each theme and provide the reader with helpful visual support; informative diagrams, tables and charts are also included. The authors – dentists, physicians and pharmacists – have been selected on the basis of their expertise and scientific reputation. All of these “candidologists” have invested great effort in generating a unique and remarkable work that successfully translates scientific jargon into clinically relevant language.






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The Mammalian Auditory Pathways: Synaptic Organization and Microcircuits

 Physiology  Comments Off on The Mammalian Auditory Pathways: Synaptic Organization and Microcircuits
Mar 132018

The auditory system is a complex neural system composed of many types of neurons connected into networks. One feature that sets the auditory system apart from other sensory systems, such as somatosensory or visual systems, is the many stages of neural processing that occur between the ear in the periphery and the cerebral cortex. Each stage is composed of specialized types of neurons connected in specific microcircuits that perform computations on the information about sound.
To understand this processing, all the tools of neuroscience must be employed. The proposed text integrates cell biology, synaptic physiology, and electrophysiology to fully develop the topic, presenting an overview of the functional anatomy of the central auditory system. It is organized based on the neuronal connectivity of the central auditory system, which emphasizes the neurons, their synaptic organization, and their formation of functional pathways and microcircuits. The goal of the book is to stimulate research into the cell biology of the central auditory system and the characteristics of the specific neurons and connections that are necessary for normal hearing. Future research on the development of the central auditory including that employing stem cells will require such information in order to engineer appropriate therapeutic approaches.




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Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Implementing the Neurophysiological Model

 Neurology/Neurosurgery, Physiology  Comments Off on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Implementing the Neurophysiological Model
Mar 072018

Tinnitus and oversensitivity to sound are common and hitherto incurable, distressing conditions that affect a substantial number of the population. Pawel Jastreboff’s discovery of the mechanisms by which tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance occur has led to a new and effective treatment called Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Audiologists, ENT specialists, psychologists and counsellors around the world currently practise this technique, with very high success rates. TRT, the treatment developed by the authors from the model, has already proved to be the most effective and most widely practised worldwide. This book presents a definitive description and justification for the Jastreboff neurophysiological model of tinnitus, outlining the essentials of TRT, reviewing the research literature justifying their claims, and providing an expert critique of other therapeutic practices.




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Pain, Its Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment: Second Edition

 Anatomy, Physiology  Comments Off on Pain, Its Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment: Second Edition
Feb 222018

Pain is a fascinating yet frightening subject, from wherever and however it is viewed. It has emotional features and medical features. Understanding pain and its cause is both interesting and challenging. Pain in itself is not life threatening, but it decreases the quality of life. The book Aage R. Moller: “Pain, Its Anatomy and Physiology” is now in its second edition. This revised edition includes recent developments especially regarding chronic neuropathic pain and its treatment. It discusses many aspects of pain such as how pain can affect people, the cause of many forms of pain and their treatment including some new little known treatments. It also discusses the efficacy of conventional treatments and their side effects. The effect of inflammation on many forms of pain including low back pain is discussed. Today’s treatment is often inadequate, especially for pain that lasts a long time. The reason can be that there is no known adequate treatment but often the reason is that the available treatments are not used or not used correctly. The book addresses many general questions about pain and it is written in common language and knowledge about neuroscience is not necessary for understanding the matters covered by this book. I therefore believe that many people who have pain will find the book of value in understanding their pain. I use the book as the textbook for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in the biology of pain in the Neuroscience Program of The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral Neuroscience. Many of my undergraduate students have little knowledge of neuroscience.
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Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation: Including Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications

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Feb 222018

Discover what exercise testing can reveal about cardiopulmonary, vascular, and muscular health. Now in its Fifth Edition, Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation continues to deliver timely information on the physiology and pathophysiology of exercise and their relevance to clinical medicine.
The text begins by explaining the processes by which cells receive oxygen and dispose of carbon dioxide produced as a byproduct of exercise and metabolism. By measuring gas exchange, we can better evaluate cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary functioning, as well as cellular respiration. Detailed discussions explore various types of exercise intolerance, their effects on test results, and clinical diagnoses. Using real-world cases, the text illustrates how cardiopulmonary exercise testing can evaluate the functional competency of each component in the coupling of cellular to external respiration, including the cardiovascular system. Expert authors’ comments, analysis, and conclusions for each case, help to improve readers’ interpretive and diagnostic skills.
This in-depth resource provides…
• Updated content and new graphics present the most current information in a reader-friendly format.
• Updated flow charts detail clinical presentations and differential diagnosis
• More than 80 case presentations improve diagnostic accuracy.
• Normal test values for a wide range of patient groups provide a basis for comparison and help to identify abnormalities.
• Companion website includes the complete text, PLUS 30 additional case presentations.





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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (7th edition)

 Anatomy, Physiology  Comments Off on Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (7th edition)
Feb 142018

Leading the way for nearly 25 years with unsurpassed clarity, content, and completeness. Make anatomy and physiology fun and easy to study. Through six editions, this best-selling text has led the way with exactly what you need to build a firm foundation in this must-know subject. A student-friendly writing style, superb art program, a wealth of learning opportunities in every chapter, and online activities instill confidence every step of the way. It’s the perfect introduction to the world of anatomy. The 7th Edition delivers even more of what nursing and allied health students in a variety of disciplines need to meet the challenges of health care today. And, it’s ready-made for multiple learning styles. KEY FEATURES Flexible presentation of content makes the text suitable for any course. Precisely detailed, full-color illustrations throughout make every concept clear. Highly detailed anatomy photographs and full-color illustrations enhance visual learning. Clinical application boxes put theory into action. Extensive microbiology tables reinforce the text. Questions for every figure in the book encourage critical thinking and reinforce understanding of the image and the content. A wealth of pedagogical features promotes learning and includes chapter outlines, student objectives, new and related clinical terminology (with pronunciations), study outlines, review questions and “For Further Thought” discussion topics, and a comprehensive glossary.
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The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: Basic Science to Clinical Care, Second Edition

 Physiology  Comments Off on The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: Basic Science to Clinical Care, Second Edition
Feb 132018


This second edition offers an expanded and updated history of the field of fetal and neonatal development, allowing readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the biological aspects that contribute to the wellbeing or pathophysiology of newborns.
In this concluding opus of a long and prominent career as a clinical scientist, Dr. Longo has invited new contributions from noted colleagues with expertise in various fields to provide a historical perspective on the impact of how modern concepts emerged in the field of fetal physiology and contributed to the current attention paid to the fetal origins of diseases in adults. In addition to new chapters on maternal physiology and complications during pregnancy, others trace the history of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, governmental funding of perinatal research, and major initiatives to support training in the new discipline of maternal fetal medicine, including the Reproductive Scientist Development program.

The extensive survey provided by the author, who personally knew most of the pioneers in the field, offers a unique guide for all clinical and basic scientists interested in the history of – and future approaches to diagnosing and treating – pathologies that represent the leading causes of neonatal mortality and, far too often, life-long morbidity.



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Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists

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Feb 072018

“Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists” is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that addresses the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. It is a focused text that deliberately emphasizes the information manual therapists need to be familiar with in order to understand the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of their specific form of manual therapy. The text includes detailed information not covered in standard A&P texts, adding an entire chapter on neuromuscular and myofascial connections (Chapter 8), and separating the structure and function of the lymphatic system (Chapter 11) from immunity and healing (Chapter 12). This, along with chapter features such as Manual Therapy Applications, Pathology Alerts, and What Do You Think questions, help readers build bridges between the scientific facts and the application of that information to their therapeutic practice.
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