Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care

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Dec 112019
 

A concise review of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A special PDA version of Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care is also available.
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Primary Health Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Practice and Research

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Nov 292019
 

Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) has become big business. Alongside the increased consumption of complementary medicine and the swelling numbers of complementary health practitioners has emerged a growing interest in these medicines and therapies from within the ranks of conventional primary health care. At the level of practice and beyond, a culture of confrontation and antagonism has begun to be replaced by a focus upon potential integration, collaboration and common ground.

With these significant developments in mind, this ground-breaking book is a valuable and timely addition to the CIM and primary health care research literature. The collection outlines the core issues, challenges and opportunities facing the CIM-primary health care interface and its study and will provide insight and inspiration for those practising, studying and researching the contemporary relations between CIM and primary health care.

The book is the first to be authored by leading international CIM primary health care researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, including health social science, statistics, qualitative methodology, general practice, clinical trials design, clinical pharmacology, health services research and public health. All contributors are active CIM-primary health care researchers and their extensive research and practice experience helps lend a unique immediacy and richness to the contributions and collection.

Readership: Practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, health care managers, governments, policy makers and regulators, researchers, academia, and advanced students of conventional as well as alternative healthcare, and the general audience who are interested in evidence-based holistic self-care.

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Emergencies in Primary Care

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Nov 062019
 


Designed for the busy GP, Emergencies in Primary Care covers the range of emergencies GPs might expect to encounter in the primary care setting, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that can and do arise. Written in a concise and didactic style, it incorporates useful algorithms to make complex management straightforward. Government guidelines are incorporated along with links to further information sources. Each clinical topic is succinctly addressed with all the information needed to make an accurate diagnosis, other diagnoses to consider and a clear management strategy.

It is aimed primarily at general practitioners, it will also provide useful to casualty staff, general practice registrars, nurse practitioners and others involved in primary care.

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Primary Care Sleep Medicine: A Practical Guide, 2 edition

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Oct 282019
 

Primary Care Sleep Medicine – A Practical Guide was among the first books to address sleep medicine for a primary care audience. It remains the primary text oriented to the primary care physician with an interest in sleep disorders medicine. Since this title published, there have been many changes in the sleep field.

A new text oriented towards supporting the primary care physician in the practice of sleep medicine is needed; an updated second edition of Primary Care Sleep Medicine – A Practical Guide could fill this knowledge gap. This second edition will include updated information on insomnia medications, post-traumatic stress disorders, home sleep testing protocols, complex sleep apnea and the defined role for primary care physicians in sleep medicine.

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Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician

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Oct 202019
 

While there are Pediatric Urology texts for Pediatric Urologists and for General Urologists, there are none for Primary Care Physicians. This book is written specifically for the primary care physician, the initial contact for the many children with urologic conditions. This text will assist the primary care physician in the recognition of and participation in the care of children with these common problems. These include both congenital and acquired conditions. Management may involve medical and/or surgical intervention. The contributing authors were selected for their internationally recognized expertise and straight forward educational styles.

Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician will significantly help our primary care colleagues in the evaluation and management of children with genito-urinary problems.

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Professional Development: A Guide for Primary Care

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Oct 112019
 

Invaluable workbook to help GPs and practice staff meet the requirements of continuing professional development (cpd)General practitioners, like all other health professionals, need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in medicine and education. They also need to respond to changing technology and changes in the delivery of care. The environment in which GPs work is extremely dynamic but this book helps to keep GPs up-to-date with these advancements and with their professional skills.The Chief Medical Officer in the UK has recommended that the key to professional development is a Practice Professional Development Plan (PPDP) which, in turn, helps set objectives for individual GPs, the Personal Development Plan.This workbook takes the mystery out of professional development by explaining how to use existing information to analyse strengths and weaknesses, priorities and needs, and to develop a plan that will improve working life on all levels and leading ultimately to improved patient care.This book provides tangible methods for how to implement an abstract concept that is being foisted on busy professionals – a must read for every GP in the UK.
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Cleft Lip and Palate Primary Repair

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Oct 032019
 


Cleft Lip and Palate Primary Repair introduces the main approaches to cleft lip and palate repaired, including the principles of design, skills and case analysis. Presenting a collection of advanced theories and techniques in this field, richly illustrated and with video clips of the respective operations, it is intended for plastic surgeons, oral surgeons and paediatrics surgeons, as well as for medical students.
Bing Shi is a Professor and surgeon at Department of Cleft Lip and Palate Repair in West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, China. Brian C. Sommerlad is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the North Thames Cleft Center, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK.

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Electronic medical records: A practical guide for primary care

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Jul 272019
 


Physician adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) has become a national priority. It is said that EMRs have the potential to greatly improve patient care, to provide the data needed for more effective population management and quality assurance of both an individual practice’s patients as well as patients of large health care systems, and the potential to create efficiencies that allow physicians to provide this improved care at a far lower cost than at present. There is currently a strong U.S. government push for physicians to adopt EMR technology, with the Obama administration emphasizing the use of EMRs as an important part of the future of health care and urging widespread adoption of this technology by 2014. This timely book for the primary care community offers a concise and easy to read guide for implementing an EMR system. Organized in six sections, this invaluable title details the general state of the EMR landscape, covering the government’s incentive program, promises and pitfalls of EMR technology, issues related to standardization and the range of EMR vendors from which a provider can choose. Importantly, chapter two provides a detailed and highly instructional account of the experiences that a range of primary care providers have had in implementing EMR systems. Chapter three discusses how to effectively choose an EMR system, while chapters four and five cover all of the vital pre-implementation and implementation issues in establishing an EMR system in the primary care environment. Finally, chapter six discusses how to optimize and maintain a new EMR system to achieve the full cost savings desired. Concise, direct, but above all honest in recognizing the challenges in choosing and implementing an electronic health record in primary care, Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care has been written with the busy primary care physician in mind.
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Pediatric Psychopharmacology For Primary Care

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Jul 152019
 

Confidently prescribe, monitor, and manage medications for childhood mental health disorders.
This game-changing resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) arms you with a unique strategic approach – plus practice-tested, condition-specific treatment recommendations.

Free bonus digital tool! Get instant answers on specific conditions and medications from your desktop or mobile device!

Evidence-based conceptual framework
A clear, straightforward methodology – based on current research and clinical experience – defines discrete levels of psychotropic agents and spells out level-specific roles and responsibilities.

Group 1:Medications FDA-approved for youth for ADHD, anxiety, and depression – disorders for which pediatric primary care providers commonly initiate treatment and assume prescribing and monitoring responsibilities.
Administration and management information for each drug agent includes:
Rationale for use
Evidence supporting efficacy and safety
Initial dosing and subsequent adjustments
Measuring therapeutic success
When to consult or refer
Group 2: Medications FDA-approved for youth, typically prescribed by specialists but often monitored in the primary care setting: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and sleep aids. To support primary care clinician’s collaborative role, usage rationales, efficacy data, and adverse effect profiles are specified for all of these agents.

Group 3: Medications not FDA-approved for youth that primary care clinicians will likely encounter. To support primary care clinician’s collaborative role, efficacy data and adverse effect profiles are specified for these agents.

Proven, practice-focused guidance
Hands-on help spanning the therapeutic process:
Assessing for common disorders
Assessing for psychiatric comorbidities
Identifying medication needs
Informed consent
Monitoring patient progress
Managing side effects
Managing multiple medications
Stopping or changing medications

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Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care

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Jul 012019
 

Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care addresses key mental health concepts and strategies for time-pressured practitioners in various healthcare settings serving diverse populations. It offers theoretically sound and succinct guidelines for compassionate, efficient, and effective service to people in emotional and physical pain and distress, capturing the essentials of mental health care delivered by primary care providers. The text provides a theoretical overview, discussing mental health assessment, crisis care basics, alternative therapies, and vulnerable groups such as children, adolescents and older people. It includes chapters that focus on the following topics in Primary Care Practice: Suicide and Violence Anxiety Mood disorders Schizophrenia Substance Abuse Chronic illness and mental health. This invaluable text is designed for primary care providers in either graduate student or practice roles across a range of primary care practice, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
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