This is a condensed version of the author’s successful Atlas of Prostatic Disease. The emphasis is on a succinct description of prostatic disease in a largely illustrative format. The book covers the causes, diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis. The sections on treatment have been enhanced by the addition of algorithms to summarize the decision-making process.
Men’s health is now an important public health issue and prostatic disease can have a major impact on the quality of life of many men. This book will provide a convenient summary for urologists, primary care physicians and nurse practitioners.
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Because MS affects men and women in their most productive time of life, it is often viewed as a devastating illness that can rarely be treated. While the efficacy of specific treatments may remain in dispute, there are many measures available that can significantly improve the comfort and quality of life of patients with MS. This illustrated pocketbook presents an easily accessible summary of key issues relating to diagnosing multiple sclerosis and managing patients at different stages of the disease. Designed as a practical reference for clinicians, it features concise, expert text and provides a richly illustrated guide to diagnosis and treatment.
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Despite being the most common respiratory disorder in the developed world and the fourth leading cause of death in the US, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has received little attention compared to other lung diseases. Often it is not diagnosed until in its advanced stage. An Atlas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides a visual reference for diagnosing and treating smoking-related and other lung diseases.
The book contains approximately 120 detailed schematic diagrams that detail disease progression, diagnosis, and treatment; clinical photographic material that illustrates visual diagnostic cues; and figures and flow diagrams that present a concise review of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of the disease. The authors cover the drugs recommended for treatment, their mode of action, potential side effects, and recommended uses. They discuss the management of both stable COPD and exacerbations of COPD, differential diagnoses and asthma, management in general practice and in hospitals, and future trends in therapy, such as new bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory treatments.
The wealth of pictorial, diagrammatic, and photographic information combined with the clear, concise text and easy-to-use format make An Atlas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease a primary resource for the management of COPD.
When discussing dementia, the medical literature tends to focus on Alzheimer’s disease, leaving other dementias, such as those relating to cerebrovascular disease, somewhat neglected, despite being a common cause of cognitive decline in later life. However, in recent years there has been a remarkable transformation in our knowledge about the role of vascular factors in cognitive decline and dementia. It is now recognized that cerebrovascular disease influences clinical expression of cognitive and non cognitive features in a variety of cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease itself.
Cerebrovascular Disease, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia reviews what is now known about the relationship between cerebrovascular disease and dementia. It describes new knowledge of how vascular processes interact with neuro-degenerative ones, and how both appear to be risk factors for the other. The book contains contributions from leading international experts and covers epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical features, investigations (including neuroimaging), management, and service and caregiver issues. The second edition of this pioneering text is completely revised and emphasizes the primary and secondary prevention of cerebrovascular disease and the treatment of cognitive impairment.
A truly comprehensive yet accessible text which puts basic research findings in a clinically relevant context, this book will appeal to psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, allied health professionals, and others involved in the care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.
Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries.
“The definitive social history of the medical profession in America….A monumental achievement.”—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review
Health and Exclusion is a pioneering examination of those policies and practices of exclusion currently experienced by health ‘customers’ in the UK. Chapters document examples of exclusion in a number of controversial areas, including: *the impact of poverty on the health of children *exclusion in maternity care *exclusion of those with mental health problems *exclusion of the elderly in health care *the silenced voice of the patient *barriers to recruitment and advancement within the health professions. The authors challenge whether New Labour policies sufficiently address the inequalities in health experienced by some sectors of society. Moreover they suggest that health professionals at times actively contribute to exclusion and suggest strategies and practices to combat marginalisation and resist exclusion.
oltage-gated calcium channels are essential mediators of a range of physiological functions, including the communication between nerve Vcells, the regulation of heart beat, muscle contraction, and secretion of hormones such as insulin. Consequently, these channels are critical phar macological targets in the treatment of a variety of disorders, such as epi lepsy, hypertension, and pain. Voltage-gated calcium channels have there fore been subject to intense study by numerous investigators over the past few decades, and an immense body of work has accumulated. In this book, we provide the first comprehensive overview of our current state of knowl edge concerning this exciting field of research. Leading off with a general review of calcium signaling and techniques to measure calcium channel ac tivity, the book delves into a provocative overview of the history of the cal cium channel field, contributed by one of the key pioneers in the field. Dr. Richard Tsien. This is followed by an in depth review of the biochemical and molecular biological characterization of calcium channel genes by Drs. Catterall and Snutch whose research has resulted in major advances in the calcium channel field. A number of chapters are dedicated towards various aspects of calcium channel structure and function, including channel gat ing, permeation, modulation and interactions with members of the exo- totic machinery?contributed by both established leaders and rising stars in the field.
Antibodies protect us from a wide range of infectious diseases and cancers and have become an indispensable tool in science?both for conventional immune response research as well as other areas related to protein identification analysis. This second edition of Making and Using Antibodies: A Practical Handbook provides clear guidance on all aspects of how to make and use antibodies for research along with their commercial and industrial applications.
Keeping pace with new developments in this area, all chapters in this new edition have been revised, updated, or expanded. Along with discussions of current applications, new material in the book includes chapters on western blotting, aptamers, antibodies as therapeutics, quantitative production, and humanization of antibodies. The authors present clear descriptions of basic methods for making and using antibodies and supply detailed descriptions of basic laboratory techniques. Each chapter begins with introductory material, allowing for a better understanding of each concept, and practical examples are included to help readers grasp the real-world scenarios in which antibodies play a part.
From the eradication of smallpox to combating cancer, antibodies present an attractive solution to a range of biomedical problems. They are relatively easy to make and use, have great flexibility in applications, and are cost effective for most labs. This volume will assist biomedical researchers and students and pave the way for future discovery of new methods for making and using antibodies for a host of applications.
This volume includes the latest developments, both in research and the clinic. Published in Association with the European and American Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS & ACTRIMS). Following on from three previous books in the Frontiers of Multiple Sclerosis series the editors have selected a range of further subjects for analysis This volume includes the latest developments, both in research and the clinic from a range of internationally renowned contributors. Published nor the first time in association with ACTRIMS as well as with ECTRIMS, this book is a welcome addition to the neurologist’s library.