The book discusses recent findings and current perspectives on therapeutic angiogenesis. Studies have shown that therapies such as cell implantation and transfer of gene encoding for angiogenic growth factors are effective in improving symptoms in patients with critical limb ischemia, who previously had no treatment option other than amputation. The book discusses these therapies and presents data collected in clinical studies over the past decade.
Despite significant advances in therapeutic angiogenesis since the first clinical studies in the early 21st century, it has been largely ignored in the literature. This comprehensive book fills that gap, making it a valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners alike.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Gregory M., M.D. Pastores
This book presents an overview of lysosomal storage disorders, and provides the reader with an understanding of clinical features, associated complications, and diagnosis and management approaches. It also describes historical developments in the field and current thinking relating to pathophysiology and prospective therapeutic strategies. The book is written by an expert in the field who has been engaged in both basic and clinical research, in addition to having extensive practical experience in patient care. It is written from the perspective of someone who entered the field just as treatment was being introduced, and who has been engaged in the seminal clinical trials and the development of therapeutic guidelines. It offers a broad perspective and should appeal to both novices and experts in the field who seek a single resource that provides a comprehensive picture of relevant topics on this subject. A multi-faceted volume, the author addresses the issue of diagnosis and patient management, underlying mechanisms of disease, sources of morbidity and treatment options, covering issues of interest to both the basic scientist and the clinician.
This volume brings together a set of critical essays on the thought of Professor Doctor H. Tristram Engelhardt Junior, Co-Founding Editor of the Philosophy and Medicine book series. Amongst the founders of bioethics, Professor Engelhardt, Jr. looms large. Many of his books and articles have appeared in multiple languages, including Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese. The essays in this book focus critically on a wide swath of his work, in the process elucidating, critiquing, and/or commending the rigor and reach of his thought. This volume compasses analyses of many different aspects of Engelhardt’s work, including social and political philosophy, biopolitics, the philosophy of medicine, and bioethics. It brings together internationally known scholars to assess key elements of Engelhardt’s work.
Features: McGraw-Hill Professional By (author): Gordon Guyatt
The streamlined companion to the classic Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature–fully updated and revised
This compact guide condenses the most clinically relevant content of the landmark Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature to help you incorporate evidence-based medicine into your practice.
You will learn the principles of evidence-based medicine, how your practice can benefit from the constant stream of new medical literature, and how to differentiate good medical evidence from that which is inadequate or misleading.
This edition includes numerous updates, several new chapters, and a greater emphasis on the role of patient preferences and preappraised resources.
By (author): Benjamin McNeillis, Rhian James, Ali Ling Koh, Tim Sparkes
Get ahead! is an essential revision series for medical and surgical finals. Each title contains practice questions similar to those you can expect in the real exam. The series stands out in its use of subject summaries that include all the detail you would need from a larger textbook – but we’ve waived the waffle! If you are looking for a comprehensive, reliable, effective revision aid, then look no further than Get ahead! Get ahead! Medicine: 300 SBAs for Finals provides invaluable revision for all medical students preparing for finals exams.
Forming part of the bestselling and highly praised Get ahead! series
300 SBA questions written in a similar style to the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSC-AA) bank
Includes harder stems for students aiming for honours
Eponymous details and derivatives for added interest
Full explanatory answers including succinct subject summaries
Covering the entire syllabus in a clear and comprehensive style, this book provides reliable and effective revision to help you pass finals exams.
This manual is designed to serve as the standard for the management of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) by means of modern techniques. All aspects are covered, from pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and diagnosis through to initial management, operative strategies, postoperative complications, outcomes and quality of life issues. The book is based on the experience gained at a leading U.S. institution (Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington) that treats up to 40 patients with ruptured AAA annually and is highly respected for its expertise in this medical emergency. The team at Harborview Medical Center has recently shown that the implementation of a structured protocol for the management of ruptured AAA, with emphasis on an “endovascular-first” strategy, dramatically reduces mortality and complications. This has led to a sea change in the way in which patients are managed. There is an increasing hunger for information on these codified protocols and Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Definitive Manual will be invaluable for both surgeons and critical care physicians.
The book that will change the way we think about health and illness, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Healing Back Pain
The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno’s long and successful career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer. While his earlier books dealt almost exclusively with the common, virtually universal musculoskeletal pain disorders affecting the back, neck, and shoulders as well as various locations in the arms and legs, in The Divided Mind, Dr. Sarno goes beyond pain and addresses the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders. These include common stomach and bowel conditions (e.g., gastric reflux, irritable bowel syndrome), allergies, skin disorders, genitourinary conditions, headaches, and many more.
In Dr. Sarno’s view, the crucial interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical, and moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud’s crucial role as well as his failures. Most important, it describes the psychology of the human condition that is responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. Dr. Sarno believes that the failure of medicine’s practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions in the United States.
One of the most interesting and important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is the fact that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. Thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Healing Back Pain or The Mindbody Prescription, Dr. Sarno’s previous books. How and why this happens is a fascinating story, and one that is sure to be repeated as readers experience The Divided Mind.
By (author): Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Health and Medicine Division, Food and Nutrition Board, Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
After decades of increases in the obesity rate among U.S. adults and children, the rate recently has dropped among some populations, particularly young children. What are the factors responsible for these changes? How can promising trends be accelerated? What else needs to be known to end the epidemic of obesity in the United States?
To examine these and other pressing questions, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, held a workshop in September 2016. The workshop brought together leaders from business, early care and education, government, health care, and philanthropy to discuss the most promising approaches for the future of obesity prevention and treatment. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Medicine is a career that most people consider to be enviable. Whatever one’s criteria for a good job, being a doctor ticks a lot of boxes: doctors are needed, respected, well remunerated and can make a difference between life and death Increasingly, doctors are experiencing stress, depression and anxiety, fuelled by the increasing demands of the health services, and the lack of resources to support them.
Focussing on the causes, symptoms and management of psychological problems experienced by doctors at all stages in their careers, this book considers the difficulties and stressors of medicine as a career, linking to studies that look at what interventions are successful in the workplace and offering various solutions.
A study based over 20 years of doctors’ stress factors
Case histories to bring the subject to life
Guidance on choosing a specialty, dealing with difficult people, stress and demands 37
A valuable resource both for trainers and doctors alike.