Feb 132017
 

Hypertension: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)


This volume provides comprehensive protocols that researchers can use to dissect out fundamental principles and molecular mechanisms of hypertension, extending from genetics of experimental hypertension to biomarkers in clinical hypertension. Hypertension: Methods and Protocols guides readers through chapters on genetics and mmics of hypertension; the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System; vasoactive agents and hypertension; signal transduction and reactive oxygen species; novel cell models and approaches to study molecular mechanisms of hypertension; vascular physiology; and new approaches to manipulate mouse models to study molecular mechanisms of hypertension. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

  

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Hypertension: Methods and Protocols aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.

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Feb 132017
 

Diagnosis and Endoscopic Management of Digestive Diseases: New Tools and Strategies


In this book, leading international experts describe and discuss the various techniques available for the screening, diagnosis, management, and follow-up of digestive diseases, providing clinically useful, up-to-date reviews that draw upon their own experience and focus attention on the most recent advances in the field. Among the wide range of topics covered are the use of confocal laser endomicroscopy in the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopic suture systems, endoscopic submucosal dissection, per oral endoscopic myotomy, and cholangioscopy systems. The experience of a leading surgical group in the application of endoscopic radiofrequency ablation in pancreatic cancer is reported, and new surgical and endoscopic techniques for the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum are proposed. The closing chapters examine the present and future of esophageal motility testing and the diagnostic yield of novel parameters in reflux monitoring. In addition to the discussion of techniques, advice is provided on training, endoscopy and imaging equipment, and set-up of endoscopy units during procedures.

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Feb 032017
 

Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis


By (author): Edgar Lerma MD

Improve your patients’ quality of life with evidence-based, practical guidance on every aspect of today’s dialysis.
 
For more than 20 years, Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis has been the go-to resource for comprehensive, accessible information on the challenges of managing the wide variety of patients who receive dialysis. This Fifth Edition brings you fully up to date with new chapters, a new eBook edition, two new editors and new contributors who offer practical experience and a fresh perspective.  Clearly written and unique in scope, it helps you meet the growing demand for this procedure by providing a solid foundation in both basic science and clinical application.

Key Features:

  • All chapters are fully updated and offer unparalleled coverage of the changing nature of modern dialysis practice.
  • A new chapter on pregnancy and dialysis addresses the unique needs of this special patient population.
  • A new chapter on cystic kidney disease and ESRD provides the latest information on complications that can lead to kidney failure.
  • Other new chapters include home hemodialysis, the wearable artificial kidney, and respiratory disorders in dialysis patients.
  • Sections cover technical and procedural considerations in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, clinical considerations in the evaluation of dialysis patients, drugs and intoxications, dialysis in the pediatric population, and the business of dialysis.


Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use


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Feb 032017
 

The Washington Manual Pulmonary Medicine Subspecialty Consult (The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series)


By (author): Adrian Shifren MD, Derek E. Byers MD PhD, Chad A. Witt MD

Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual® Pulmonology Subspecialty Consult, 2nd Edition, provides quick access to the essential information needed to evaluate patients on a subspecialty consult service. This edition offers state-of-the-art content on the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of common acute and chronic lung diseases, including coverage of advancing technologies and therapeutics. Ideal for fellows, residents, and medical students rotating on pulmonology subspecialty services, the manual is also useful as a first-line resource for internists and other primary care providers.

Key Features:

  • Thoroughly revised to include expanded diagnostic testing and therapies for pulmonary diseases.
  • A reorganized, templated format throughout ensures that you can find what you need quickly and easily.
  • Comprehensive coverage of asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary infections, lung transplantation, sleep-disordered breathing, and other common pulmonary conditions provides practical clinical information to diagnose and treat a variety of patients.
  • Symptoms, signs, and problems encountered in daily practice are presented in a quick-reference bulleted format.
  • Updated references are provided for readers who would like additional information on a particular topic.
  • Written by fellows and junior faculty from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to effectively address real-life clinical experiences.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

 

 
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Feb 032017
 

Cummings Review of Otolaryngology, 1e


By (author): Harrison W. Lin, Daniel S. Roberts, Jeffrey P. Harris MD

Covering the entire spectrum of otolaryngology, Cummings Review of Otolaryngology is your go-to resource for efficient and effective preparation for in-service exams, the ABO oral and written boards, and the recertification exam. Using a logical, systematic approach, this unique review by Drs. Harrison W. Lin, Daniel S. Roberts, and Jeffrey P. Harris covers the most essential clinical information– such as differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, and treatment options – in an easy-to-remember list format, helping you quickly respond to questions in a clinical and testing situation, teach other residents and medical students, or assist in patient management.

  • Promotes efficient, immediate recall of material through a uniquely organized format, encouraging a way of thinking that is central to success on oral boards, on clinical rotations, and in patient care.
  • Helps you answer questions such as: What questions do I need to ask in the history? What findings am I looking for on physical exam? What is the differential diagnosis? What are the critical findings on radiology and pathology studies? What are the treatment options? How do I perform this? and more, giving you a wealth of knowledge that can be accessed and used in any clinical or exam scenario.
  • Includes practical sections on how to achieve success on the oral exam, as well as the most important pathology and radiology slides for in-service and board examinations.
  • Features hard-to-find review coverage of sleep medicine, allergy, and dental/oral surgery.
  • Ideal for review before clinical rounds with the attending surgeon, a complex surgical case, a mock oral board examination, or the American Board of Otolaryngology examinations.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
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Jan 302017
 

Succeed in Your Medical School Interview: Stand Out from the Crowd and Get into Your Chosen Medical School


By (author): Christopher See

After completing the medical school application comes the last and often most challenging aspect of the school selection process: the interview. Notoriously hard to prepare for, it’s difficult to know what questions might be asked and how to answer them.

Extensively revised, How to Succeed In Your Medical School Interview de-mystifies the interview process. It provides a systematic and methodical process which enables the interviewee to mine information from examiners, while demonstrating academic ability. Full of practice questions and free downloadable podcasts of mock interviews, this book offers tips on preparation, presentation, and most importantly, what to say.

The most significant addition to the book covers the multiple mini-interview system, which schools are beginning to use instead of the formal, fixed panel interview.  This new system is made up of short “stations” ranging from 3-10 minutes, with a specific goal and a separate interviewer.  The format can be a conventional interview question, a role play, linguistic skill test, writing exercise, or another challenge.  The author has also added more graph-and-table data interpretation questions to the Oxbridge interview section and updated discussion material to include the current “hot topics” in medicine, such as e-cigarettes, medical ethics, and the US patent ban on genes. 

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Jan 292017
 

Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients


This book provides a comprehensive but practical understanding of the clinical approach to evaluating and caring for older people with bipolar disorder. Aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis, clinical course, and management of bipolar disorder are explained; in particular, attention is drawn to the implications of comorbidities and medical complexity for the psychiatric care of older individuals with the disorder. On the other hand, similarities to treatment in younger patients are also identified. The coverage includes thorough review of current research in the field. Clinical case vignettes are used throughout to highlight practical points, and each chapter includes “clinical pearls” that summarize key points for the clinician. The book closes by examining anticipated research directions and the future needs of this patient population. 

Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients will be an ideal update for the practicing community or geriatric psychiatrist working with older patients with bipolar disorder.
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Jan 272017
 

Atlas of FFR-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions


This book reviews the theory and practice of fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided coronary intervention, a technique that gives sense and a rationale to daily decisions in the interventional suite. FFR guidance provides detailed information on coronary hemodynamics for the interventional cardiologist. This technique has profound practical implications for therapeutic decisions and for the prognosis of patients. ?

The Atlas of FFR-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Interventions provides practicing physicians clear information to understand both the complexity of the technique and the correct way to apply it. It is designed both to assist younger faculty and those in training, and to act as a clinical resource for more experienced practitioners. Using the clinical cases outlined, the reader can learn to appreciate the pitfalls, tips and tricks that simplify the performance and interpretation of FFR and iFR.

 

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Jan 222017
 

Polymers against Microorganisms: On the Race to Efficient Antimicrobial Materials


By (author): Juan Rodríguez-Hernández

This book provides an introductory and general overview of advances in polymers towards their employment as antimicrobial materials. The author describes current approaches for avoiding microbial contamination, toward macro-molecular antibiotics, and prevention of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by use of polymers. He establishes the remaining issues and analyzes existing methodologies for treating bacterial infections and for preparing antimicrobial materials.

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Jan 182017
 

Advanced Surfaces for Stem Cell Research (Advanced Material Series)


The book outlines first the importance of Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM), which is a natural surface for most of cells. In the following chapters the influence of biological, chemical, mechanical, and physical properties of surfaces in micro and nano-scale on stem cell behavior are discussed including the mechanotransduction. Biomimetic and bioinspired approaches are highlighted for developing microenvironment of several tissues, and surface engineering applications are discussed in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and different type of biomaterials in various chapters of the book.

This book brings together innovative methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of Advanced Surfaces in Stem Cell Research. Well-known worldwide researchers deliberate subjects including:

  • Extracellular matrix proteins for stem cell fate
  • The superficial mechanical and physical properties of matrix microenvironment as stem cell fate regulator
  • Effects of mechanotransduction on stem cell behavior
  • Modulation of stem cells behavior through bioactive surfaces
  • Influence of controlled micro and nanoengineered surfaces on stem cell fate
  • Nanostructured polymeric surfaces for stem cells
  • Laser surface modification techniques and stem cells applications
  • Plasma polymer deposition: a versatile tool for stem cell research
  • Application of bioreactor concept and modeling techniques in bone regeneration and augmentation treatments
  • Substrates and surfaces for control of pluripotent stem cell fate and function
  • Application of biopolymer-based, surface modified devices in transplant medicine and tissue engineering
  • Silk as a natural biopolymer for tissue engineering
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