Essential Practice Guidelines in Primary Care

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Jan 212020
 

This new volume in the Current Clinical Practice™ series puts the most important evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical guidelines together in one place. As a result, busy clinicians can go to one source when, in the care of a patient, a question arises that is best answered by an existing clinical guideline. The chapters are written by world leaders in their respective fields. This book has been constructed with the busy clinician in mind.
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Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Guide for the Primary Care Setting Edition 2

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Dec 152019
 

Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive global resource on psychosocial problems. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, this title takes a uniquely global approach in laying the foundations of bio psychosocial basic care and provides relevant information about the most common mental and psychosomatic problems and disorders. An extension of the cultural aspects of the individual clinical pictures and new contributions from China, Latin America, Russia, Iran, India, Africa and Myanmar, also about migration and mental health accompany this revision.
This book is divided into four sections and begins by explaining the relationship between psychosomatic medicine and primary care. The next part outlines the best practices for diagnosing the most common biopsychosocial problems and mastering the most frequent communication challenges (e.g. biopsychosocial anamnesis, breaking bad news, dealing with difficult patients, family and health systems communication and collaboration). The following section delves into more specific psychosomatic problems such as depressive disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction, the terminally ill patient and eating disorders, among others. The final section focuses on developing psychosomatic medicine in international settings. Every chapter integrates basic theoretical background and practical skills and includes trans-culturally sensitive material, important for work with patients from different nations.
Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting, second edition is a must-have reference for doctors from various specialties as well as nursing staff, social workers and clinical health psychologists.

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Urogynecology in Primary Care

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Dec 142019
 

This book offers an approachable, in-depth reference on the core topics in urogynecology and female pelvic health – incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction – specifically tailored to clinicians without formal surgical or specialty training. Each aspect of diagnosis and treatment is presented in a clear and simple style, introducing streamlined strategies that can be implemented in any primary care setting. Original illustrations, key points at the end of each chapter, and ‘clinical pearls’ from experts in the field all help to make this the most practical and user-friendly guide available.
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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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