By (author): James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley, Hugh Bishop
Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient’s journey through assessment and management is one that involves a huge range of healthcare professionals, in which the truly multidisciplinary management style required has previously been only sparsely addressed. This book provides a practical guide on how to investigate and manage common breast problems for all members of the breast disease team, whether surgeons, nurses, pathologists or support workers. Its focus is on providing easy access to the most up-to-date evidence, allowing healthcare workers to make the best decisions possible and encouraging a team approach to patient support.
26 chapters cover the whole of the patient journey from assessment through to surgery and adjuvant treatments, giving a practical overview of the whole process of care. The coverage guides the reader from clinical examination and investigation of the breast patient to pre-operative workup and post-operative complication guidance. To enable swift and effective decision-making, clear management plans are provided for common breast problems. The book also includes the latest evidence, guidance and references on breast disease, together with discussions on current controversies in the field including the management of margins, management of the axilla and the evidence surrounding the NHS Breast Screening Programme. To give practical advice on the realities of being part of a breast care team, the book also has several chapters devoted to leadership and management including MDT requirements, audit and research, avoiding complaints and the organisation of a breast unit.
Enabling every healthcare professional to respond to patients’ needs accurately and knowledgeably, Breast Disease Management is a practical guide for the whole team in providing truly patient-centred, effective care.
Discover the many ways probiotics can transform your health, beauty, and overall wellness in this informative new guide.
Probiotics–good bacteria and yeasts found in fermented foods and supplements–are the newest health craze, and for good reason. Recent medical studies continue to reveal how probiotics improve gut health and contribute to overall wellness. Their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can help combat chronic disease, including heart disease, certain types of cancers, and irritable bowl syndrome. They also assist the body in all-natural relief for common ailments like allergies, flu, colds, urinary tract infections, and yeast infections. Probiotics are also effective beauty aids, and can be used for many things from fighting acne to taming dandruff.
With Probiotics for Health, you will discover all the benefits that these good bacteria and yeasts can bring from weight loss to better skin to a better immune system–without dangerous chemicals or costly procedures.
By (author): Gene R. Quinn, Nathaniel Gleason, Maxine A. Papadakis M.D., Stephen J. McPhee M.D.
NOTE: The font size for the flashcards is text size 8/9.
All the content of the most popular annual resource in internal medicine?in a skill-building flashcard format
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Flashcards contains 240 flashcards drawn from the pages of the core CMDT text that facilitate your analysis of test cases and enhances your recall of internal medicine topics. Included in this handy, quick-reference sourcebook are all topics within the Internal Medicine Clerkship Curriculum, as well as additional material pertaining to CMDT coverage. Organized according the Core Curriculum of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, the flashcards cover over 80 core topics that encompass fundamental concepts, common conditions, presentations, treatment approaches, and diseases seen by general practitioners in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The flashcards utilize content from CMDT, Quick Answers, and Lange Pathophysiology to provide a case-based application that tests key concepts in clinical reasoning, clinical problem-solving, and recognition of essential clinical facts. The second edition of CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Flashcards features updated, refreshed content throughout, making it the most indispensable?and current?clerkship prep tool available. Now more than ever, it’s required reading for every medical and nursing student, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, house officer, and practicing physician.
Covers 80 topics among the most common in internal medicine?ideal as a learning and exam prep tool for medical and nursing students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, house officers, and practicing physicians
Questions review salient features; how to think through the problem; essentials of diagnosis and general considerations; symptoms and signs; differential diagnosis; laboratory, imaging and procedural findings; and treatments
Based on CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, the leading annually updated textbook of internal medicine
It is common for a doctor or healthcare professional to see an individual with a chronic health condition only a few times a year for a brief office appointment. Yet, the individual has to live with the health condition 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, who really is in charge of managing the health condition? The individual has to “micro-manage” their condition, while healthcare professionals can provide advice on treatment approaches or the “macro-management” of the chronic health condition.
Promoting Self-Management of Chronic Health Conditions covers a range of topics related to self-management-theories and practice, interventions that have been scientifically tested, and information that individuals with specific conditions should know (or be taught by healthcare professionals). Data suggest that currently a majority of individuals in the U.S. has a chronic health condition, and as society ages and healthcare continues to improve individuals’ life-spans, more people will experience a chronic health condition. Health systems need to shift from an acute care model of treatment to a chronic care treatment model, in view of this trend. The expanding need for the development and scientific analysis of formal self-management programs accompany this increase in chronic health conditions. This book serves the critical purpose of helping to increase understanding of self-management and how healthcare providers can empower individuals with chronic health conditions to self-manage.