Dec 212015
 

New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices


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By (author): Joseph Tan

As technology becomes further engrained in the modern healthcare experience, an understanding of the impact created by the implementation of each new technology as well as the issues surrounding the today’s medical experience is never more necessary.

New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices chronicles the latest developments that are forming the future of medicine. This book introduces and explores the current technological innovations and applications of information systems and informatics in the healthcare industry while directing frameworks for advancing healthcare and clinical practices and research. Practitioners, educators, and researchers will find an international collection of case studies, surveys, and empirical research using qualitative approaches.

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Dec 202015
 

Conservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes


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By (author): Donald R. Murphy

This clinically oriented text provides you with a comprehensive reference of cervical spine function, dysfunction, clinical syndromes, evaluation and management.

You get guidelines on how to approach specific clinical syndromes related to the cervical spine from the standpoint of signs and syndromes, differential diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, referral and home care.

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Dec 202015
 

Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research


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Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research is a comprehensive text on trauma, including such phenomena as sexual abuse, childhood trauma, Ptsd, terrorism, natural disasters, cultural trau

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Dec 202015
 

Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare (Health, Technology and Society)


By (author): N. Oudshoorn

Winner of the British Sociological Association Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, 2012. This book traces the changes in healthcare implicated in telecare technologies: information and communication technologies that enable care at a distance. What happens when healthcare moves from physical to virtual encounters between healthcare professionals and patients? What are the consequences for patients when they are expected to do things that used to be done by healthcare professionals? What actually happens when homes become electronically wired to healthcare organizations? These are urgent questions that are, however, largely absent in dominant discourses on telecare. Drawing on insights from science, technology, and human geography, this work opens up novel accounts of the adoption and use of new technologies in healthcare. Nelly Oudshoorn shows how telecare technologies participate in redefining the responsibilities and identities of patients and healthcare professionals, introducing a new category of healthcare workers, and changing the kinds of care and spaces where healthcare is situated. This book intervenes critically into discourses that celebrate the independence of place and time by showing how places and physical contacts still matter in care at a distance.
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Dec 172015
 

Conn’s Current Therapy 2016, 1e


By (author): Edward T. Bope MD, Rick D. Kellerman MD

Designed for busy medical practitioners who need a trustworthy, current, and easy-to-use resource, Conn’s Current Therapy2016 focuses solely on up-to-date treatment protocols for the most common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses. Covering more than 300 topics, Drs. Edward T. Bope and Rick D. Kellerman present the expertise and knowledge of hundreds of skilled international leaders on evidence-based clinical management options, ensuring you’re well equipped with the practical and accurate guidance needed for effective patient care.

  • 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.
  • Includes PharmD review of newly approved drugs.
  • Brand-new chapters cover Ebola, Chikungunya, dry eye, and adolescent health.
  • In addition to current therapy, each chapter also features important diagnostic criteria to ensure delivery of the correct diagnosis and treatment.
  • More than 400 easy-to-understand tables make referencing complex data quick and easy.
  • Nearly 300 images, including algorithms, anatomical illustrations, and photographs, provide useful information for diagnosis.
  • Table of contents is divided into sections based on organ system, according to prevalence in primary care populations.
  • Section on symptoms is devoted to common patient complaints.

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Dec 152015
 

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Health Professionals


By (author): Jo Corbett

Choice and equity of access to primary and secondary health care services is a priority within all aspects of the NHS, however it must be recognised that for some people access to health care can pose difficulties. For various reasons people with learning disabilities can present a range of challenges for the people around them, during times of ill health any difficulties will become ever more apparent. For the health professional working in mainstream primary and secondary care settings, these challenges can be difficult to overcome when attempting to identify health needs and deliver holistic care that is responsive to their individual needs.

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities – A Guide for Health Professionals provides clear information that will assist mainstream health care providers in gaining greater understanding of people with learning disabilities and managing their health needs.

Each chapter gives the reader information and guidance on dealing with a variety of situations found in health care settings. Examples of good practice are explained using case examples and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers. The book describes what is expected from the various health care teams and offers solutions to potential challenges and barriers they may be faced with. It includes information regarding specialist support services that can offer assistance to the individual and to the mainstream staff teams, while ideas are also offered on how to present information in a format people who have communication difficulties can understand.

The evidence base for Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities – A Guide for Health Professionals has been drawn from extensive research, personal experience, policy guidance, as well as some of the current legislation that is applicable to this diverse group of people. The information shared will prove useful for those working in health settings as well as those undertaking studies in health care.

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Dec 152015
 

Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comprehensive Guide


This book offers a comprehensive guide to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) that will assist in achieving excellent outcomes based on a sound understanding and technique. After an introductory section on the native knee that covers the anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and patterns of disease, all aspects of primary knee arthroplasty are discussed in detail. Individual chapters are devoted to topics such as acute pain management, the role of technological aids, prosthetic kinematics, alignment targets, unicompartmental arthroplasty, patellar resurfacing, outcome measures, and cost-effectiveness. An extensive section explains the causes and management of potential complications, including aseptic failure, infections, and periprosthetic fracture. The surgical techniques appropriate for revision knee arthroplasty are described separately, and guidelines on how to deal with bone loss, instability, and extensor mechanism failure are provided. The authors are all respected experts from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Europe.

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Nov 172015
 

Diagnostic Dermoscopy: The Illustrated Guide


By (author): Jonathan Bowling

Ideal for clinic use, both for diagnosis and for explaining to the patient, this guide provides:

  • A quick reference atlas guide to the diagnosis skin lesions, especially, but not limited to, those that are cancerous
  • Icons for each condition linked to high definition dermoscopy and clinical photographs
  • Real dermatoscopic images and the associated clinical photographs on the page opposite
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Nov 172015
 

Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Edition (Public Health and Preventive Medicine (Maxcy-Rosenau))


By (author): Robert Wallace

An extensive, in-depth look at public health and preventive medicine topics from experts in the field

A Doody’s Core Title for 2011!

This trusted one-stop resource is a completely up-to-date, all-in-one public health and preventive medicine guide. Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and edited and written by well-respected authorities in the range of topics covered, Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine is also an outstanding guide to additional resources of information in preparing for the board exam in preventative medicine and public health.

The new edition of Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine has been completely updated to encompass many new diseases, conditions, and policy issues that continue to dramatically shape-and expand the influence of-public health and preventive medicine.

New to this Edition:

  • Important coverage of new diseases, conditions, and policy issues, including critical lessons learned from the SARS epidemic, the most recent perspectives on monkey pox, plus an increased emphasis on West Nile Virus
  • Restructured infectious and communicable disease section that reflects the emergence of many emerging and recrudescent conditions
  • Greater focus on existing web-based resources for further reading
  • New information on community-based participatory research
  • Timely new chapter on bioterrorism and preparedness
  • Additional insights on the amelioration of disease-producing lifestyles
  • Research-enhancing lists and catalogs based on federal and other public access databases that are relevant to public health and prevention
  • More streamlined coverage of chemical exposures and diseases overall
  • Essentials of the public health service delivery infrastructure
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Sep 202015
 

Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy: Principles, Practices, and Treatment Planning


This book serves as a practical guide for the use of carbon ions in cancer radiotherapy. On the basis of clinical experience with more than 7,000 patients with various types of tumors treated over a period of nearly 20 years at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, step-by-step procedures and technological development of this modality are highlighted. The book is divided into two sections, the first covering the underlying principles of physics and biology, and the second section is a systematic review by tumor site, concentrating on the role of therapeutic techniques and the pitfalls in treatment planning. Readers will learn of the superior outcomes obtained with carbon-ion therapy for various types of tumors in terms of local control and toxicities. It is essential to understand that the carbon-ion beam is like a two-edged sword: unless it is used properly, it can increase the risk of severe injury to critical organs. In early series of dose-escalation studies, some patients experienced serious adverse effects such as skin ulcers, pneumonitis, intestinal ulcers, and bone necrosis, for which salvage surgery or hospitalization was required. To preclude such detrimental results, the adequacy of therapeutic techniques and dose fractionations was carefully examined in each case. In this way, significant improvements in treatment results have been achieved and major toxicities are no longer observed. With that knowledge, experts in relevant fields expand upon techniques for treatment delivery at each anatomical site, covering indications and optimal treatment planning. With its practical focus, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses whose work involves radiation therapy, as well as medical oncologists and others who are interested in radiation therapy.
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