Chronic obstructive lung diseases 2

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Oct 212018
 

This clinical reference for practitioners offers a new and comprehensive look at chronic obstructive lung disease. Global in scale and importance, it is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Bringing together a roster of internationally renowned contributors from the front lines of pulmonary medicine and research, this book is aimed at practitioners in pulmonary medicine, pathology, thoracic radiology and epidemiology. Its focus is on the pathobiology of chronic obstructive pathology disease and emphysema and its exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and on treatment options.

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The Greenberg Rapid Review: A Companion to the 8th Edition

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Oct 202018
 

Written by an esteemed educator and founder of the renowned Chicago Review Course in Neurological Surgery™, this updated review reflects substantive content additions to the 8th edition. The two prior editions of the Rapid Review were must-have companions that fully leveraged the vast knowledge contained within Greenberg’s legendary tome.

Through repetition and spot-on questions, this book brings clarity to a specialty whose sheer depth and breadth presents comprehension and retention challenges. This book helps readers determine if they are retaining key data and information, thereby providing a robust self-assessment study tool for ABNS certification.

The 7th companion generated glowing reviews, such as: “A wonderful example of how to turn the classic Greenberg text into a study guide rather than an encyclopedic reference to a young neurosurgeon” -AANS Young Neurosurgeons News

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Question formats include fill in the blank, open-ended questions, true/false, matching, and identification of various elements in diagrams/figures
Mnemonic devices, helpful hints, clinical pearls, and study charts aid in comprehension and long-term retention
Greenberg chapter headings are used (e.g. 4.2.3), thereby providing clear-cut Handbook references
This book is designed to help neurosurgical residents prepare for the ABNS primary examination and/or rounds. It will enable practicing neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists to develop a storehouse of knowledge required to efficaciously examine, analyze, diagnose, and treat neurosurgical patients.

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Aging and Aging-Related Diseases: Mechanisms and Interventions

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Oct 202018
 

This book provides an overview of recent advances in the study of aging and aging related diseases, discussing the topics at individual, organ, tissue, cell, and molecular levels. It also presents studies on the biomarkers of aging and anti-aging interventions.
Aging has been becoming a global health problem. However it was not possible to determine aging as we usually diagnose a disease because there are few biomarkers for age estimation. Since ancient times, people have been seeking anti-aging substances and methods for achieving immortality, while the scientific study of aging has only existed for 100 years. This book appeals to researchers both in institutes and in pharmaceutical companies interested in further studies in this field.

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My Imaginary Illness: A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis

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Oct 182018
 

At age twenty-one, Chloë Atkins began suffering from a mysterious illness, the symptoms of which rapidly worsened. Paralyzed for months at a time, she frequently required intubation and life support. She eventually became quadriplegic, dependent both on a wheelchair and on health professionals who refused to believe there was anything physically wrong with her. When test after test returned inconclusive results, Atkins’s doctors pronounced her symptoms psychosomatic. Atkins was told not only that she was going to die but also that this was her own fault; they concluded she was so emotionally deranged that she was willing her own death.

My Imaginary Illness is the compelling story of Atkins’s decades-long battle with a disease deemed imaginary, her frustration with a succession of doctors and diagnoses, her immersion in the world of psychotherapy, and her excruciating physical and emotional journey back to wellness. As both a political theorist and patient, Atkins provides a narrative critique of contemporary medicine and its problematic handling of uncertainty and of symptoms that are not easily diagnosed or known. She convincingly illustrates that medicine’s belief in evidence-based practice does not mean that individual doctors are capable of objectivity, nor that the presence of biomedical ethics invokes ethical practices in hospitals and clinics.

A foreword by Bonnie Blair O’Connor, who teaches medical students how to listen to patients, and a clinical commentary by Dr. Brian David Hodges, a professor of psychiatry, enrich the book’s narrative with practical guidance for medical practitioners and patients alike.

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Vestibular Function: Evaluation and Treatment

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Oct 182018
 

Multiple etiologies and a lack of clinical evidence both contribute to the challenges of diagnosing and treating dizziness and balance disorders. These health-related complaints are common among the fastest growing age group (75+). This text provides a dynamic introduction to balance disorders and is the first of its kind to explore the clinical, scientific, and economic demands of the field. Key features: -Covers the full range of examination techniques to expand your scope of treatment options -Provides an overview of all the clinical fundamentals: anatomy, physiology, testing, and interpretation -Basic format designed for beginners and students; it is perfect as a course book -Offers an objective review of the rationale and cost-effectiveness of starting a vestibular laboratory -Unique coverage of the business aspects, such as necessary equipment, where to buy it, and how to build a successful and profitable practice The cause and effect of vestibular and balance disorders extend into a broad range of specialities, making proper treatment more relevant and critical than ever. Highly instructional and thorough, this book offers a complete overview of the field and is a practical hands-on guide for beginners, as well as a useful reference for audiologists, otolaryngologists, physical therapists, and neurologists.
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Clinical Methods in Medicine (Clinical Skills and Practices)

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Oct 142018
 

It demonstrates all the skills used in clinical medicine. The symptoms are analysed properly and interpretations of the clinical signs have been discussed in detail.
Each chapter on systemic examination details the history, symptoms and present complaints, brief GPE and systemic examination. The physical signs to be seen on examination are demonstrated with the help of figures. At the end of each chapter, the relevant investigations including bedside tests are discussed.
Enables the students to present case in the examination with full confidence. Each student will be able to answer all the questions on the clinical examination. Maximum information on each clinical subject is provided to discuss the relevant theoretical part, so that a student gets well versed with both the aspects.

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Basic Health Care Series

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Oct 122018
 

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. When used without further specification, “blood pressure” usually refers to the arterial pressure in the systemic circulation. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic (maximum during one heart beat) pressure over diastolic (minimum in between two heart beats) pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), above the surrounding atmospheric pressure (considered to be zero for convenience). High blood pressure is defined as a systolic pressure at rest that averages 140 mm Hg or more, a diastolic pressure at rest that averages 90 mm Hg or more, or both. However, the higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk of complications–even within the normal blood pressure range–so these limits are somewhat arbitrary. In most young people with high blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic pressures are high. In contrast, many older people with high blood pressure have high systolic pressure (140 mm Hg or more) with normal or low diastolic pressure (less than 90 mm Hg). This disorder is called isolated systolic hypertension. This book serves as a reference to many of the viable alternative approaches available today. Murray, a brilliant scientific mind, has put together a wonderful compilation of natural and simple alternatives to traditional medicines that serve as a practical guide in reducing the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure
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Corneal Regenerative Medicine: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

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Oct 122018
 

Continuous regeneration of the cornea is necessary to maintain this tissue in the transparent state that is essential for vision.

Therapy for repair of the damaged anterior cornea is currently addressed through the transplantation of donor corneas or the delivery of limbal epithelial stem cells (LESC) to the ocular surface using amniotic membrane (AM) as a supporting scaffold. Research on the bioengineering of corneal equivalents as replacement tissue is underway to develop viable corneal prosthetics. Corneal Regenerative Medicine: Methods and Protocols provides a concise overview of essential techniques in the field of corneal regenerative medicine, highlighting novel strategies to guide the management of key therapies within this area of medicine. Divided into four convenient sections, topics include the identification, characterisation and cultivation of LESC, as well as the investigation of biopolymers used as the basis for corneal substitutes. Written in the 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 protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

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Developmental Dysplasia and Dislocation of the Hip in Adults

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Sep 272018
 

This book provides descriptions of up-to-date treatment options for adult DDH/CDH (Dysplasia and Dislocation of the Hip/Congenital Dislocation of the Hip). It describes the author’s modification of peri-acetabular osteotomy for young adult DDH patients, resurfacing arthroplasty for selected patients and total hip arthroplasty for advanced arthritis and dislocation. Untreated high dislocation of the hip in adults are rare in developed countries now. The chapter of total hip describes more than 300 total hips for high dislocation with specific attempt to symmetrize the lower limbs. Techniques are described in detail, which includes ilio-femoral distraction, acetabular reconstruction, femoral osteoplasty, and shortening, derotation and corrective osteotomies.
The editors invited several surgeons who are reputed for treating adult DDH with joint salvage and joint replacement to write chapters of this book.

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Getting to Good: Research Integrity in the Biomedical Sciences

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Sep 182018
 

This book represents the first comprehensive, gold standard reader on research integrity in the biomedical sciences. Now more than ever, the responsible conduct of research (RCR) has become critically important as new technologies affect research practices in both positive and negative ways. Since learning to do science and practicing it brings researchers into contact with a vast array of ethical issues, it is critical to know the standards and how they are evolving. Indeed, research integrity requires scientists at all levels to operate ethically in a system that supports ethical practice.

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