Dec 312016
 

Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal


By (author): Tom Shroder

It’s no secret that psychedelic drugs have the ability to cast light on the miraculous reality hidden within our psyche. Almost immediately after the discovery of LSD less than a hundred years ago, psychedelics began to play a crucial role in the quest to understand the link between mind and matter. With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD—yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them.

Anchoring Tom Shroder’s Acid Test are the stories of Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who has been fighting government prohibition of psychedelics for more than thirty years; Michael Mithoefer, a former emergency room physician, now a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research; and his patient Nicholas Blackston, a former Marine who has suffered unfathomable mental anguish from the effects of brutal combat experiences in Iraq. All three men are passionate, relatable people; each flawed, each resilient, and each eccentric, yet very familiar and very human.

Acid Test covers the first heady years of experimentation in the fifties and sixties, through the backlash of the seventies and eighties, when the drug subculture exploded and uncontrolled use of street psychedelics led to a PR nightmare that created the drug stereotypes of the present day. Meticulously researched and astoundingly informative, this is at once a personal story of intertwining lives against an epic backdrop, and a compelling argument for the unprecedented healing properties of drugs that have for decades been characterized as dangerous, illicit substances.

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Dec 312016
 

Nuclear Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Patients


By (author): Dibya Prakash

The book is a compilation of guidelines from various organizations such as Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, European Association of Nuclear Medicine, American College of Radiology and International Atomic Energy Agency. The description of the procedures is simple, easy to understand and current.

The aim of this book is:

a) Nuclear medicine professionals can use this book as a quick reference about how a procedure is to be performed. The set of instructions given to patient before, during and after the procedure have also been included in each chapter.

b) To educate general physicians about nuclear medicine procedures. The procedures are explained briefly with common indications and precautions. Normal and abnormal nuclear medicine images have also been included for quick comparison.

c) To educate paramedical staff or healthcare professionals so that they send patients to nuclear medicine department after proper preparation.

d) To educate patients who come for nuclear medicine procedure.

e) To clarify apprehensions and doubts which arise in the mind of the patients.

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Dec 312016
 

Invisible Illness: Coping with misunderstood conditions


By (author): Dr. Megan A. Arroll

Few books on invisible illness are written by psychologists. Based on work by the Chronic Illness Research Team (CIRT) at the University of East London, this expert, accessible book encourages people actively to manage their illness using the techniques shown. Based on 20 years of research Helps those often ‘written off’ by the medical profession Pioneering text on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) Authors specialist in chronic illness
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Dec 312016
 

Metal Complex – DNA Interactions


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Metal ions and metal complexes have long been recognized as critically important components of nucleic acid chemistry, both in regulation of gene expression and as promising therapeutic agents. Understanding how metal complexes interact with DNA has become an active research area at the interface between chemistry, molecular biology and medicine.

Metal Complex – DNA Interactions provides a comprehensive overview of this increasingly diverse field, presenting recent developments and the latest research with particular emphasis on metal-based drugs and metal ion toxicity. The text is divided into four parts:

  • Basic Structural and Kinetic Aspects: includes chapters on sequence-selective metal binding to DNA and thermodynamic models. 
  • Medical Applications: focuses on anticancer platinum drugs, including discussions on DNA repair in antitumor effects of platinum drugs and photo-dynamic therapy.
  • DNA-Recognition – Nucleases and Sensor: describes probes for DNA recognition, artificial restriction agents, metallo-DNAzymes for metal sensing applications and metal ion dependent catalysis in nucleic acid enzymes.
  • Toxicological Aspects: deals with structural studies of mercury–DNA interactions, chromium-induced DNA damage and repair, and the effect of arsenic and nickel on DNA integrity.

This book will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and professionals from a range of pharmaceutical and chemical industries, particularly those involved in the development of new and less toxic anticancer metallo-drugs, and in the field of environmental and toxicological chemistry.

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Dec 312016
 

Renal Transplantation (Oxford Specialist Handbooks)


By (author): Nicholas Torpey, Nadeem E Moghal, Evelyn Watson, David Talbot

Renal Transplantation has been written for use by trainees, doctors, and nurses who are exposed to renal transplant patients and their donors. It is a practical, comprehensive guide to all aspects of renal transplantation. Every phase of donor and recipient care, from assessment to the transplant operation to post-transplant management, is included, with chapters covering essential background information and up-to-date management guidelines. Additional chapters include information on transplant immunology, tissue typing, immunosuppression and antibody incompatible trransplantation. There are also chapters devoted to the most recent developments, particularly the increasing number of transplants from living donors, and strategies to perform “high risk” transplants.
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Dec 292016
 

The Situational Judgement Test at a Glance


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By (author): Frances Varian, Lara Cartwright

The Situational Judgement Test at a Glance provides a sound introduction to the SJT and details ways you can prepare before the assessment. It includes worked case examples based on real-life scenarios which have been reviewed by experienced clinicians and examiners. The book draws out key aspects of professional practice relevant to the role of a junior doctor. This is based on the nine domains as outlined by the ISFP (Improving Selection to Foundation Programme), who detailed the behaviours necessary to be a competent Foundation Doctor.

The overall aim of The Situational Judgement Test at a Glance is not to spoon feed hundreds of practice questions or reams of guidelines, but to steer you towards a logical way of approaching best medical practice – and therefore the SJT – with many examples of doctors’ personal experiences along the way.

Challenging scenarios are analysed using guidelines from the General Medical Council and research interviews with patients, lab staff and healthcare professionals. All examples in the book are worked in a test-style apparatus, with questions on one side and detailed answers over the page so you can understand the reasoning behind the material.

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Dec 292016
 

Essentials in Stable Angina Pectoris


By (author): Juan Carlos Kaski

This title discusses the magnitude of the problem of angina pectoris. The author also goes on to describe the characteristics and clinical profile of patients with angina in a contemporary population. 
The different types and multiple mechanisms of angina pectoris are described, while the clinical presentation, typical and atypical features and complications (MI, HF) and clinical management and outcomes are evaluated. The author also evaluates the various antianginal therapies used in special populations: the elderly, post revascularised patients, patients with LVSD or HF, patients with CKD, patients with diabetes.
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Dec 292016
 

Research for the Radiation Therapist: From Question to Culture


This book addresses a wide range of topics, from the principles of evidence-based practice to the process and dissemination of research to unique considerations such as clinical trials, patenting, and health services research. The case for evidence-based practice and a collaborative research culture is made first, followed by a series of chapters walking the reader through the research process by way of the scientific method. One of the more unique aspects of the scope of this book is the inclusion of chapters relating to the dissemination of knowledge, manuscript publication, and how to build an academic research program. Each chapter focuses on introducing the reader to foundational principles, methodology, and terminology, and highlight case studies of radiation therapist research or experience that is relevant to provide contextual examples and inspiration to the reader.

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Dec 282016
 

Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Therapy


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The book provides the newest definitive text on the current techniques used in assessing vascular disorders. Readers will receive authoritative information and will be guided through the establishment and accreditation of a vascular laboratory and introduced to the physics of diagnostic testing. The chapters comprehensively explain the use of ultrasound in diagnosing cerebrovascular, renovascular, visceral ischemia and peripheral arterial disease, as well as venous disorders and deep abdominal vascular conditions. The book contains over 300 illustrations, many of them in color. The book will be invaluable to physicians who treat vascular disorders, surgeons, cardiologists, vascular radiologists and the vascular laboratory staff.

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Dec 282016
 

The Medical Directory 2014, 168th Edition


First published in 1845, this directory has established an enviable reputation for the quantity and extent of its information on UK-registered medical practitioners. It provides mini career profiles of doctors listed A-Z by surname. Each record contains, if available, full name, primary and other qualifications, professional contact details, current and past appointments, specialty, society memberships, and special interests. Qualification information within the directory is sourced from the General Medical Council (GMC).

A full entry contains: name, unique reference number allocated by the GMC, contact details – usually the main NHS hospital or surgery address for doctors still engaged in medical or clinical practice, primary medical qualification and other qualifications, current and most recent appointments (up to three), specialty and special interests, and up to five society memberships. Brief entries for newly qualified and younger doctors will contain their name, GMC identifier and primary medical qualification.

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