Jan 122017
 

The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician’s Search for the Renewal of Medicine


By (author): Abraham M. Nussbaum

Patients and doctors alike are keenly aware that the medical world is in the midst of great change. We live in an era of continuous healthcare reforms, many of which focus on high volume, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. This compelling, thoughtful book is the response of a practicing physician who explains how population-based reforms have diminished the relationship between doctors and patients, to the detriment of both. As an antidote to failed reforms and an alternative to stubbornly held traditions, Dr. Abraham M. Nussbaum suggests ways that doctors and patients can learn what it means to be ill and to seek medical assistance.
 
Using a variety of riveting stories from his own and others’ experiences, the author develops a series of metaphors to explore a doctor’s role in different healthcare reform scenarios: scientist, technician, author, gardener, teacher, servant, and witness. Each role influences what a physician sees when examining a person as a patient. Dr. Nussbaum cautions that true healthcare reform can happen only when those who practice medicine can see, and be seen by, their patients as fellow creatures. His memoir makes a hopeful appeal for change, and his insights reveal the direction that change must take.
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Jan 112017
 

Photodynamic Medicine: From Bench to Clinic (Comprehensive Series in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences)


Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is increasingly being used amongst health practitioners in combating a variety of diseases. This book reviews the current state of development of PDT, and also presents the foreseeable advancements of the field in the next decade. Practitioners in biological sciences, biotechnology and medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry will find this book an invaluable source of information.
Chapters are drawn from research discussed at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice in Brixen and are written and edited by leaders in the field. Mirroring the philosophy of that meeting, this book contains an informative balance of the basic science and clinical applications of PDT. Following an introduction to PDT, its history, and how techniques have developed, chapters serve as a practical guide for practitioners, covering topics such as sensitizer dosage and light dosage, and examples of relevant studies. The text goes further to explore areas outside the medical field, such as the impact of PDT on society and the environment, and the economics of therapies.
This book is dedicated to the memory of Professor Giulio Jori, an expert in this field, who sadly passed away on the 23rd December 2014.
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Jan 102017
 

Lippincott Q&A Medicine: Review for Clinical Rotations and Exams


Lippincott Q&A Medicine focuses on high-yield information specifically designed to help you improve your NBME subject exam score. This first-of-its-kind resource zeroes in on exactly what you need to know, using tables, figures, mnemonics, and hundreds of sample questions in a concise, easy-to-read format—helping you make the most of valuable study time!
  • Increase your understanding and your knowledge with detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers—all provided immediately following the questions to eliminate flipping back and forth.
  • Prepare for boards with confidence—400 practice questions and a 100-question practice test ensure readiness for subject exams.
  • Benefit from a unique “Shelf Pearls” chapter based on the author’s clerkship review course, featuring a quick summary of essential topics to revisit before taking the exam.
  • Visualize key content and improve retention, thanks to a full-color design and more than 80 illustrations throughout.
  • Extend your learning beyond the book with the online question bank that contains all Q&A in digital format.
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Jan 102017
 

Atlas of Graft-versus-Host Disease: Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment


This atlas provides trainees and practicing physicians a visual toolkit to help recognize and manage this difficult condition appropriately.  This text highlights the clinical variability of GVHD, and arms readers with the diagnostic clues to categorize patients according to the current grading/staging guidelines.  Furthermore, this atlas offers evidence-based diagnostic and treatment algorithms for physicians to use while at patients’ bedsides.

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Jan 102017
 

Taste and Smell (Topics in Medicinal Chemistry)


Medicinal chemistry is both science and art. The science of medicinal chemistry offers mankind one of its best hopes for improving the quality of life. The art of medicinal chemistry continues to challenge its practitioners with the need for both intuition and experience to discover new drugs. Hence sharing the experience of drug research is uniquely beneficial to the field of medicinal chemistry. Drug research requires interdisciplinary team-work at the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine. Therefore, the topic-related series Topics in Medicinal Chemistry covers all relevant aspects of drug research, e.g. pathobiochemistry of diseases, identification and validation of (emerging) drug targets, structural biology, drugability of targets, drug design approaches, chemogenomics, synthetic chemistry including combinatorial methods, bioorganic chemistry, natural compounds, high-throughput screening, pharmacological in vitro and in vivo investigations, drug-receptor interactions on the molecular level, structure-activity relationships, drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, toxicology and pharmacogenomics. In general, special volumes are edited by well known guest editors.
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Jan 102017
 

Congenital Cataract: A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and Management


This book aims to assist ophthalmologists in providing the best possible care for children with congenital cataracts. The entire patient pathway is covered, from preoperative assessment through application of the various surgical techniques to postoperative care and management of complications. Among the topics discussed are new developments in molecular genetics relevant to patient evaluation, intraocular lens power formulas, and the findings of the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. The surgical section describes anterior capsulotomy, lensectomy, selection of intraocular lens (IOL) power, IOL implantation in the capsular bag, posterior capsulotomy techniques, the use of secondary IOLs and iris-fixated IOLs in children, and surgical management in developing countries. Visual outcomes after surgery are also fully addressed, with chapters on the occurrence of strabismus, nystagmus, and poor stereopsis.

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Jan 102017
 

Writing Case Reports: A Practical Guide from Conception through Publication


By (author): Clifford Packer, Gabrielle Berger, Somnath Mookherjee

This book provides medical students and physicians with a practical, step-by-step guide on how to write and publish a medical case report. The case report is the traditional way for physicians to describe their unique or unusual cases to a broad audience and it plays an important role in the discovery of new diseases or syndromes, unusual manifestations of disease, important adverse drug reactions, and the generation of hypotheses for further study. This book guides readers through the process from choosing a case to report on to finding a publisher and then comment on future directions and potential new uses of case reports, including expanded computer case databases to optimize care for individual patients and new applications in medical education. Interspersed throughout the text are example case reports, many written by the authors, with commentary on their experiences working with those reports to provide context and aid readers in creating clear, concise, and useful case reports. 

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Jan 102017
 

Practical Guide to Paraphilia and Paraphilic Disorders


This book is a concise, practical guide to both paraphilia and paraphilic disorders as defined by the DSM-5 guidelines. Written by experts in the field, the chapters cover the different types of paraphilic disorder as well as the cutting-edge, emerging issues such as online sex. Unlike any other book on the market, the text also covers the most successful treatment strategies, include the therapeutic, hormonal, and psychopharmacological approaches. The book also discusses the ethical, legal, and cultural issues that are common complications when dealing with paraphilic disorders. Many chapters feature an introduction, diagnostic criteria, summary of evidence, clinical example, recommendations, conclusion, and references.

Practical Guide to Paraphilia and Paraphilic Disorders is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, residents, and all medical professionals working with patients who may suffer from paraphilia and/or paraphilic disorders.
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Release date December 27, 2016.

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Jan 102017
 

Wireless Health (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)


By (author): Honggang Wang, Md. Shaad Mahmud, Hua Fang, Chonggang Wang

This book provides a candid assessment and practical knowledge about the current technological advancements of the wireless healthcare system. This book presents the competencies of modeling e-health framework, medical wireless body sensor networks, communication technologies for mobile health, nanotechnology innovations in medicine, security issues for medical records, personalized services in healthcare applications, and Big Data for wireless health. 
This book covers multiple research perspectives in order to address the strong need for interdisciplinary research in the area of wireless health, such as the interactive research among biomedical sensor technology, intelligent textiles and advanced wireless network technology. The interactions involve experts from multidisciplinary fields including medical, information technology and computing fields. 
Designed as a study tool for graduate students, researchers, and medical professionals, this book is also valuable for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors within the medical and healthcare industries. It is useful for anyone who cares about the future opportunities in healthcare systems.
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Release date December 15, 2016.

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Jan 102017
 

Exploring Aging Masculinities: The Body, Sexuality and Social Lives


By (author): D. Jackson

This book explores the lived, embodied experiences of aging men as a counterpoint to the weary stereotypes often imposed on them. Conventionally, in Western cultures, they are seen as inevitably in decline. The book challenges these distorted images through a detailed analysis of aging men’s life stories.
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