Peripheral Vascular Disease in Primary Care

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Oct 142018
 

‘Peripheral vascular disease is common and has a significant adverse effect on the quality of life. A general practice with a list size of 6000 patients will have approximately 30 symptomatic patients with peripheral vascular disease’ – Anita Sharma Peripheral vascular disease is a commonly neglected condition and therefore often presents in an advanced stage or in a life-threatening manner. General practitioners can play a vital role by making early diagnoses, prompt referrals, and in coordinating vascular risk factor management in primary care. This book is a concise and practical guide to recognising, managing and reducing the cardiovascular risk factors in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Completely up-to-date, it offers clear direction for all primary care professionals. ‘A pleasure for any busy professional to read and an excellent source and reference book for all primary care professionals. Students, nurses and registrars will be surprised with the descriptions of various pathologies simply explained, which they will seldom have noticed while working on hospital wards.’ Dr Michael Taylor, in his Foreword ‘A welcome source of knowledge and information, particularly for those working in the primary care setting with the aim of improving their standards of care.’ – Dr Deepak Bhatnagar, in his Foreword ‘Anita Sharma is an experienced, practising GP whose book on PVD offers new insights for primary care professionals and is a generous contribution to the work of primary care practitioners everywhere.
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Primary Care Ethics

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Sep 042018
 

Relevant for the entire primary care team, this book provides a diverse range of perspectives on current topical issues. Healthcare ethics is a subject of increasing interest, especially when it related to some of the challenging themes regularly discussed in the media. Until now there has been little useful literature for those in primary care, where ethical problems are often experienced with a unique set of issues. Primary Care Ethics is rigorous and academic, while remaining highly accessible for the full range of practitioners. Moral and legal aspects are clearly distinguished throughout, and the theme-based approach is stimulating and original. In providing greater depth and breadth in this subject than has been available previously, the book is both practical and thought-provoking, and essential reading for everyone, whether in academic, training or practice-based primary care
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Clinical Effectiveness in Primary Care

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Sep 042018
 

Examines how evidence-based medicine can be applied in general practice, and how its benefits can be realized in the form of effective treatments. It argues for rational rationing, using clinical effectiveness to exclude ineffective measures
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Developing Research in Primary Care

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Sep 042018
 

The rapid development of NHS trusts is making unprecendented demands on those responsible for strategic planning and management for which many are unprepared. This manual is based upon the experience of those who have faced the questions and found the answers. It is intended for all those involved in Trust management. The questions are not all board-level strategic questions; some are quite mundane and managerial. However, the questions will have to be asked and the answers will determine what it is like to work within the organization, be one of its patients or a user of its services
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Clinical Governance in Primary Care

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Sep 042018
 

Patient-Centered Care Series Series Editors: Moira Stewart Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman Primary care clinicians are often unfamiliar with new and effective methods for detecting substance abuse problems in their earliest stages and the majority of patients with substance abuse problems remain undiagnosed. Substance Abuse is written by primary care clinicians and focused to meet the needs of primary care providers demonstrating how the patient-centered clinical method can assist clinicians in learning how to diagnose this complex psychosocial disorder. This book describes how to use state-of-the-art screening techniques and how to understand and motivate patients to decrease or eliminate harmful use of alcohol and drugs. It presents the latest scientific findings and gives examples of using a patient-centered approach as well as describing specific communication skills with samples of dialogue illustrating their use in helping substance-abusing patients. This is essential reading for all family doctors paediatricians gynaecologists psychiatrists nurses social workers psychologists and all clinicians whose practices include substance abusing patients. It will also appeal to counsellors education personnel and all professionals working with substance abusing individuals. For more information on other titles in this series please click here
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Women’s Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide, 4th Edition

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Aug 102018
 

Fully updated to reflect the latest standards of care, this easy-to-use handbook brings together complete information on women’s healthcare and health promotion. Using a systematic, problem-solving format, WOMEN’S HEALTH: A PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL GUIDE, 4/e thoroughly addresses key issues in all areas of primary care for women, including reproductive and gynecologic content as well as selected common medical, psychosocial, developmental, and political problems, issues, and needs. Every chapter has been updated, and this fourth edition includes an entirely new chapter on the assessment of older women’s health. A separate chapter is now provided on Epidemiology and Diagnostic Methods and Procedures for Women’s Health, and coverage of Complementary Therapies has been significantly expanded. Useful reference appendices cover topics ranging from billing and coding to relevant laboratory test values.
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Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents

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Jul 192018
 

This indispensable resource provides vital guidance for integrating mental health care into your primary care practice. Learn from leading experts the latest information on enhancements to the medical home and on the care of children and adolescents with mental health symptoms that do not rise to the threshold for a diagnosis, as well as those that do.

Topics covered include:
Assessing and monitoring children’s mental health in primary care
Triage for psychiatric emergencies
Techniques for engaging patients and families resistant to mental health care or behavior change
Care of children with common mental health signs and symptoms
Use of psychotropic medications in primary care
Assessment and care of children with unexplained medical symptoms
Addressing non-adherence to medical treatment

About the Author
Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP, has spent more than 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for underserved populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy.

Dr Foy received her bachelor of arts from Wellesley College and her doctorate of medicine from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at University of North Carolina hospitals. She has held several academic positions and is currently professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and medical director of the Northwest Community Care Network (a regional network of North Carolina Medicaid providers). She is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), having served as chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health from 2004 to 2010 and currently serving as past chair of the AAP National Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; member of the AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group, and member of the AAP Board of Directors. Roles in other organizations have included the presidency of the North Carolina Pediatric Society (North Carolina Chapter of the AAP) from 1998 to 2000 and cofounder and director of the School Health Alliance for Forsyth County from 1999 to 2011.

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Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient, 7th edition

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Jun 292018
 

Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Clinicians and students at all levels and in all primary care disciplines will benefit from the clear, practical, evidence-based writing and recommendations that address the full spectrum of clinical problems encountered in the adult primary care practice. Whether it’s the answer to a screening, prevention, evaluation, or management question or a comprehensive approach to a complex condition, the reader will find a review of best evidence integrated with considerations of affordability, cost-effectiveness, convenience and patient preference. Chapters present actionable, scientifically validated guidance that allows physicians to go beyond standard consensus guidelines and provide highly personalized care. Special consideration is given to team-based approaches of primary care delivery, recognizing its increasing importance to achieving high levels of practice performance. Primary Care Medicine’s digital format and quarterly updates ensure current, point-of-care decision support. New, online resources include a recommended curriculum for trainees and faculty, emphasizing a core knowledge base needed for all members of the primary care team, and access to state-of-the-art, condition-specific decision grids to facilitate patient participation in shared decision-making. Features: Interactive eBook with searchable text with quarterly updates integrating important new evidence Unique problem-based chapter organization covers the spectrum of adult primary care, including expanded sections on complementary and alternative therapies, men’s and women’s health issues, ADHD, posttraumatic stress disorder, and biologic therapies for cancer and autoimmune disorders. All chapters are completely updated with new data from nearly 3000 of the latest and best randomized trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and cost-effectiveness studies, addressing such issues as revised treatment goals for diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia; new oral anticoagulants for stroke prophylaxis; new antiviral therapies for HIV and hepatitis C; new diagnostic standards for mental health disorders; and best approaches to screening for lung cancer and coronary disease. New sections on evidence-based approaches to team care that enhance patient outcomes. Over 300 tables, figures, and photographs, many in color. Bulleted recommendations, blending best consensus guidelines with approaches to personalizing care.
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Management of Cardiac Problems in Primary Care

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Jun 262018
 

Clive Handler and Gerry Coghlan have written a book that will become essential reading for the primary care physician managing cardiac problems in the new age of medical practice. In it they give clear, concise and readable information on diagnosis, management and treatment priorities in this most important field of medicine. The book uses current evidence and follows current guidelines to direct the clinician in treating conditions seen every day in general practice. It builds confidence in understanding the role and responsibility in commissioning cardiology specialist care.The narrative is peppered with real patient problems and sections giving advice to patients in layman’s language. This book will not only promote the primary care physician’s ability to manage problems in-house but also guide the commissioning clinician on putting in place appropriate and efficient specialist services. An excellent text that will be a valuable addition to the libraries of all general practices. Buy more than one copy – clinicians from practice nurses, students and registrars to the most senior doctors will all find it essential reading.

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The Green Bookshop: Recommended Reading for Doctors and Others from the Medical Journal Education for Primary Care

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Jun 232018
 

What makes a perfect bookshop? For me the London Review of Books Bookshop in London comes very close. It is not very big but the books are chosen with such care that the choice is always both intriguing and beguiling and it is very rare for me to summon the restraint necessary to leave empty- handed. It also includes a delightful little café with very good coffee and cakes that are much too tempting. John Salinsky’s Green Bookshop has all these components, with a particular emphasis on the importance of the coffee, but it is even better on two counts: fi rstly, his selection is equally broad but it has a subtle slant informed by his years of listening and talking to patients in general practice; and then there is the gentle erudition and commitment of the proprietor himself.
John believes in books as a force for good in the world in general and within general practice in particular. He relishes the power of words to help us make sense of what happens in the worlds around and within us and perhaps particularly to help us to understand the predicament of the other, of those whose experience of life is so different from our own. He believes in the capacity of books to enlarge our sympathies, our outlook and our experience and he knows that this potential is particularly important for doctors. He offers his own delight in books and sets out to tempt his customers to open a book
and begin reading but he is never didactic, never seeks to impose his own view or interpretation. His hope is to share one of the great pleasures of his life…
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