Jul 032017

Biomedical Science Practice: experimental and professional skills (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science)

By (author): Hedley Glencross, Nessar Ahmed, Chris Smith, Qiuyu Wang

Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.

The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis.

Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed – from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Alongside volumes exploring specific biomedical themes and related laboratory diagnosis, an overarching Biomedical Science Practice volume gives a grounding in the professional and experimental skills with which any Biomedical Scientist must be equipped.

The series
DT Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine.
DT Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession.
DT Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine.
DT Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context.

Biomedical Science Practice presents the essential practical and professional skills that every biomedical scientist should master, making it the perfect foundation for the study of each of the key subject specialisms that maybe encountered in the biomedical lab.

The book reviews a broad range of professional skills and concepts, including health and safety considerations, personal development, and communication, and also introduces the key experimental and analytical approaches that form the basis of the investigation and diagnosis of clinical conditions.

Drawing on the wealth of experience of a range of biomedical science practitioners and educators, Biomedical Science Practice is the ideal companion throughout your biomedical science education and training.

Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Biomedical Science Practice features:

For registered adopters of the book:
DT Figures from the book, available to download

For students:
DT An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples
DT Self-assessment modules to help you to check and reinforce understanding of the basic science introduced in each volume
DT Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and ‘in the lab’ footage showing biomedical science in practice

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Jul 032017

2015 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook

By (author): National Fire Protection Association

Expanded and updated for the 2015 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, the Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook gives installers, designers, inspectors, and verifiers a targeted tool for specialized knowledge about gas, air compressor, and vacuum systems Category 1 through 3. Now in a larger 8 1/2″ x 10″ spiralbound format for the 2015 edition, the Handbook combines all the latest medical gas and vacuum system rules — plus valuable expert insights, explanations, and full-color visuals that help you comply and ensure high-quality patient care and facility safety. This full-color Handbook is essential for anyone responsible for the safe installation of med gas systems including plumbers, pipe fitters, system designers, and AHJs. (Author: Jonathan R. Hart, Spiralbound, 8½” x 10″, 308 pp., 2015)
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Jul 032017

Arrhythmias in Women: Diagnosis and Management (Mayo Clinic Scientific Press)

Arrhythmias in Women: Diagnosis and Treatment draws upon the experience of national leaders in the field of women’s heart disease to address the unique aspects involved in the diagnosis and treatment of women with arrhythmias and implantable device therapy. Written by distinguished consultants in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases of Mayo Clinic, this book provides a concise and up-to-date review of the diagnosis and treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in women. Additionally, this critical book reviews indications for device therapy and management of device complications in women. It is an essential book for health care providers such as internists, cardiologists, and electrophysiologists.
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Jul 032017

Asthma (The Facts Series)

By (author): S. Hasan Arshad, K. Suresh Babu

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory condition of the airways which causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness of the chest. Asthma attacks can be triggered by exposure to allergens, physical exertion, stress, or can be aggravated as a result of common coughs and colds. Over 5 million people in the UK and over 6% of children in the US suffer from Asthma, and a recent increase in prevalence is thought to be attributed to our modern lifestyle, such the changes in housing, diet and a more hygienic environment that have developed over the past few decades.

Asthma: The Facts is a practical guide to asthma, suitable for those who suffer from asthma, their families, and the health professionals that treat them. It details how a diagnosis of asthma is reached, and what treatments are available to successfully manage the condition and prevent attacks on a day-to-day basis. The book contains advice on proactive changes which can be made to lifestyles, such as avoiding allergens, as well as how to cope with an attack, and how to administer the relevant treatment effectively. The authors conclude that whilst there is currently no cure for asthma, by taking a proactive, self-directed approach to management, its impact on the patient and their lives can be significantly reduced.

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Jul 032017

CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel (Cdc Health Information for International Travel)

By (author): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the need for up-to-date, practical information about the health challenges posed by travel has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, the CDC Yellow Book 2018:Health Information for International Travel is the definitive guide to staying safe and healthy anywhere in the world.

The fully revised and updated 2018 edition codifies the U.S. government’s most current health guidelines and information for international travelers, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. The 2018 Yellow Bookalso addresses the needs of specific types of travelers, with dedicated sections on:

· Precautions for pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, and travelers with disabilities
· Special considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees
· Practical tips for last-minute or resource-limited travelers
· Advice for air crews, humanitarian workers, missionaries, and others who provide care and support overseas

Authored by a team of the world’s most esteemed travel medicine experts, the Yellow Book is an essential resource for travelers — and the clinicians overseeing their care — at home and abroad.

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Jul 032017

The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice

To what extent should spiritual information be part of a patient’s medical assessment? How should physicians respond when patients refuse life-saving care on religious grounds? Should doctors pray with their patients? Questions such as these raise deeper ones about the goals of medicine and the nature of healing. In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education.

The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives?Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist. Their thought-provoking essays provide rich insights not only into the needs of patients with various world views but also into how spirituality influences the practice of medicine.

When their own spiritual issues arise in medical practice, physicians rely on their professionalism, ethics, and education. To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves?as these contributors have?a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients?

The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’?and their own?religious beliefs.

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Jul 032017

Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation: Winning in Family Court

By (author): Toby G. Kleinman, Daniel Pollack

When domestic abuse and children are involved, divorce and custody can be the epitome of high-stakes conflict and frustration and all too frequently protective parents lose custody of their child to a named abuser. Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation helps mental health professionals, attorneys, and lay readers navigate the judicial process so that decisions are truly made in the best interest of children. The text reveals how all the puzzle pieces of the judicial process fit together — judges, attorneys, mental health experts, children, spouses — and how to overcome many of the obstacles they will confront along the way. This runs the gamut, from the selection of a lawyer and experts, to setting necessary groundwork for an appeal. Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation is an essential read for mental health professionals and lay people involved in divorce and custody, family court judges, family law attorneys, and mental health professionals involved in domestic abuse and custody matters.
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Jul 032017

Ear Reconstruction

By (author): Juarez M. Avelar

This book comes to its second edition intending to broaden the discussion about the plastic surgical techniques for the reconstruction of the ear. It features a more in-depth discussion of the topics previously addressed, including chapters on microtia, anotia, the upper pole, auricular lobule and complications during and following ear surgery. Furthermore, it addresses a wide variety of deformities of the auricle and surgical topics that were not included in the previous edition, such as:
  • Reconstruction of the tragus and creation of the external auditory canal – key considerations when planning or performing a reconstruction of the ear.
  • New concepts on the surgical anatomy of the ear – essential knowledge for plastic surgeons when performing the operation.
  • Traumatic amputation of the ear – a common and severe social and organic problem. Discussions are presented that address the cause of the problem, as well as guidelines for surgeons during first aid in order to provide adequate reconstruction.
  • Ear reconstruction for reparation of deformities caused by piercing
  • Reconstruction of the auricle secondarily to prominent ear surgery
  • Reconstruction of the ear after human and animal bite
  • Secondary reconstruction of the ear
  • Reduction otoplasty – an important procedure whenever the size of the ear negatively impacts the patient’s wellbeing or self-esteem due to imbalanced facial contours. Features important notes on a procedure that leaves inconspicuous scars and creates a normal and natural appearance of the organ’s architecture.
  • Post-operative care – special information on how to optimally avoid complications after surgery. 
Reconstruction of the ear is required in a variety of patients, especially in those with congenital anomalies and associated deformities or those suffering from accidents and trauma affecting the auricle. In this sense, this surgical approach has the ultimate goal of improving aesthetic and functional aspects of congenital and acquired anomalies of the ear. Throughout the book, the goal is to share the author’s experience, gathered in the course of 43 years dedicated to this challenging field. Descriptions and illustrative photos concerning correction and reconstruction of the auricle caused by prominent ear surgery are presented in detail. The didactic approach, supplemented by color illustrations and surgical photos, helps to demonstrate basic and advanced techniques alike. With forewords by Ivo Pitanguy and Jorge Psillakis.        

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Jul 022017

Mastering Advanced Rhinoplasty

By (author): Wolfgang Gubisch

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This clearly structured and beautifully illustrated atlas, which includes numerous high-quality pre-, intra-, and postoperative pictures, documents the techniques employed in order to deal with the problems typically encountered following a previous failed rhinoplasty. Each chapter also contains a description of the authors’ standard procedure for treating the problem in question and describes the precautions to be taken in order to avoid similar failures. The techniques covered include extracorporeal and total septal reconstruction, reconstruction of the over resected tip, the sliding technique for reduction of the over projected tip, the use of alloplastic fascia or alternatively free diced cartilage for camouflaging or volume augmentation, and saddle nose correction. Mastering Advanced Rhinoplasty will be of value to both novice and experienced practitioners seeking to achieve the best results for patients who frequently present with challenging problems.

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Jul 022017

Energetic Chinese Medicine

By (author): Daniel Pfeiffer

Energetic Chinese Medicine is a synthesis of pranic healing and chinese medicine. This connection conveys profound understanding of the energetic connections in the human body. – Interpretation of the chakras from the perspective of the acupuncture points – Energetic diagnostics through knowledge of the elements – Treatment of the chakras at the hand – Loss of YIN and its consequences and much more “With this book Daniel Pfeiffer has succeeded in presenting an easily comprehensible introduction to pranic healing and chinese medicine. on over 130 pages he gives a deep insight into his daily work as an alternative practitioner and pranic healer. A must-read for every pranic healer.” Master Sai Cholleti Presented at the 10th Global Pranic Healing Congress 2017 in Manila.
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