Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, Third Edition

 Nursing  Comments Off on Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, Third Edition
Mar 312019

Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals offers a practical and comprehensive guide to best clinical practice when taking patient history and physical examination. This accessible text is structured in accordance with the competencies for advanced practice in assessment, diagnosis and treatment as published by the RCN. Following a systematic, systems-based approach to patient assessment, it includes a summary of the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve clinical examination in order to confidently assess, diagnose, plan and provide outstanding care.

In this revised edition, colour photographs and case studies have been included to assist health care practitioners in their assessment of the patient. This important guide:

– Includes a highly visual colour presentation with photographs and illustrations.
– Features a wide range of key learning points to help guide practice.
– Offers illustrative examples, applications to practice and case studies.
– Is available in a range of digital formats – perfect for ‘on the go’ study and reference.

Written for health care students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and those in the allied health professions, Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals is the essential guide for developing the skills needed to accurately access patient history and physical examination.



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Essentials of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology for Pharmacy and Allied Health

 Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology  Comments Off on Essentials of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology for Pharmacy and Allied Health
Mar 312019

Combining two separate textbooks entitled Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy and Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy into one cohesive volume, this new book seamlessly integrates material related to normal human physiology and pathophysiology into each chapter.

Chapters include:

– Study objectives at the beginning of each chapter;
– Summary tables, flow charts, diagrams, and key definitions;
– Real life case studies to emphasize clinical application and stimulate student critical thinking;
– An emphasis on the rationale for drug therapy;
– Simple, straightforward language.

Written by authors with extensive teaching experience in the areas, Essentials of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology for Pharmacy and Allied Health is a concise learning instrument that will guide students in pharmacy and allied health programs.



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Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine

 Miscellaneous  Comments Off on Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine
Mar 312019

A groundbreaking, evidence-based text to the growing field of evolutionary medicine.

Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine offers a comprehensive review of the burgeoning field of evolutionary medicine and explores vital topics such as evolution, ecology, and aging as they relate to mainstream medicine. The text integrates Darwinian principles and evidence-based medicine in order to offer a clear picture of the underlying principles that reflect how and why organisms have evolved on a cellular level.

The authors—noted authorities in their respective fields—address evolutionary medicine from a developmental cell-molecular perspective. They explore the first principles of physiology that explain the generation of existing tissues, organs, and organ systems. The text offers an understanding of the overall biology as a vertically integrated whole, from unicellular to multicellular organisms. In addition, it addresses clinical diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, both traditional and cell-homeostatic. This groundbreaking text:

• Offers a much-needed, logical, and fundamental approach to biology and medicine
• Provides a clear explanation of complex physiology and pathophysiology
• Integrates topics like evolution, ecology and aging into mainstream medicine, making them more relevant
• Contains the first evidence-based text on evolutionary medicine

Written for medical and graduate students in biology, physiology, anatomy, endocrinology, reproductive biology, medicine, pathology, systems biology, this vital resource offers a unique text of both biology as an integrated whole with universal properties; and of medicine seeing the individual as a whole, not an inventory of parts and diseases.



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Challenges of the Unseen World : A Laboratory Course in Microbiology

 Microbiology  Comments Off on Challenges of the Unseen World : A Laboratory Course in Microbiology
Mar 312019

Solving real-world health challenges in a learning environment.

You are at an exciting gateway into the world of microorganisms. With nothing more than basic lab equipment such as microscopes, Petri dishes, media, and a handful of reagents, you will learn to isolate, grow, and identify bacteria that live all around us. This is no ordinary microbiology laboratory course; not only will you learn how to streak plates, use a microscope, perform a Gram stain, and prepare serial dilutions and spread plates – fundamental skills found in every microbiologist’s toolkit – you will solve a series of public health–related challenges that many professional microbiologists encounter in their work.

By the end of this course, you will:

Determine the origin of a nosocomial infection. Using foundational and molecular methods, you will determine whether the infections occurring in hospitalized patients are the result of contaminated medical items.

Select the antibiotic to treat a patient with Crohn’s disease. You will find minimum inhibitory concentrations of various antibiotics for a Pseudomonas strain associated with Crohn’s disease.

Pinpoint the source of lettuce contaminated with E. coli. Using molecular tools you will investigate a common food safety challenge, antibiotic-resistant E. coli and the potential for spread of this resistance in the environment.

Find the farm releasing pathogens into a stream used for drinking water. Using bacteriophage load in water samples, you will locate the source of fecal contamination in the water supply of a village in an underdeveloped country.

Evaluate the potential of bacteria to cause a urinary tract infection. You will test for biofilms, quorum sensing behavior, and chemotaxis and assess which disinfectants would be most effective for sanitizing contaminated surfaces.

Microbiology educators and researchers Richard Meyer and Stacie Brown have created this hands-on, engaging introduction to the essential laboratory skills in the microbial sciences that is sure to change the way you view the world around you.



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Radiotherapy Treatment Planning: New System Approaches

 Radiology  Comments Off on Radiotherapy Treatment Planning: New System Approaches
Mar 312019

This volume contains an in depth examination of many of the complex issues associated with planning and optimisation of intensity modulated radiotherapy treatment.The book is divided into five parts: a presentation of current practice, techniques and equipment used by medical physicists and others to deliver radiotherapy treatment; a systems modelling approach is used in the formulation of a beam model for the purpose of optimisation, describing the effect of X-rays on human body tissues whilst taking all the relevant factors into account; a deterministic approach to the inverse problem in radiotherapy, based on weighted iterative least squares is modified to allow an adaptive scaling of the error to improve the performance of a general least squares algorithm; a guided random search methodology, based on genetic algorithms which is specifically aimed at solving multi-objective optimisation problems is developed to optimise beam weight/wedge angle as well as coplanar beam orientation; the overall approach developed is demonstrated practically using both traditional and modern measurement techniques such as film and more modern techniques such as gel dosimeter.The work is essential for all those involved in the broad area of medical engineering, and will be an invaluable addition to libraries, institutions and for students of the subject at all levels.Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.
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Epidemiology and Geography: Principles, Methods and Tools of Spatial Analysis

 Epidemiology  Comments Off on Epidemiology and Geography: Principles, Methods and Tools of Spatial Analysis
Mar 312019

Localization is involved everywhere in epidemiology: health phenomena often involve spatial relationships among individuals and risk factors related to geography and environment. Therefore, the use of localization in the analysis and comprehension of health phenomena is essential. This book describes the objectives, principles, methods and tools of spatial analysis and geographic information systems applied to the field of health, and more specifically to the study of the spatial distribution of disease and health–environment relationships. It is a practical introduction to spatial and spatio-temporal analysis for epidemiology and health geography, and takes an educational approach illustrated with real-world examples.

Epidemiology and Geography presents a complete and straightforward overview of the use of spatial analysis in epidemiology for students, public health professionals, epidemiologists, health geographers and specialists in health–environment studies.


1. Methodological Context.
2. Spatial Analysis of Health Phenomena: General Principles.
3. Spatial Data in Health.
4. Cartographic Representations and Synthesis Tools.
5. Spatial Distribution Analysis.
6. Spatial Analysis of Risk.
7. Space–time Analyses and Modeling.



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Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Second Edition

 Pharmacology  Comments Off on Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Second Edition
Mar 312019

Learn the Essential Principles of Pharmacotherapy and Understand Their Clinical Application
Now in full color!
Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practices utilizes a solid, evidence-based approach that supports the optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in practice.

98 diseaes-based chapters review etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, followed by clear therapeutic recommendations for drug selection, dosing, and patient monitoring. All chapters have been written by content experts and reviewed by authorities in their fields.

NEW full-color format
NEW chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care
Valuable learning aids, including
Structured learning objects
Key concepts
Patient care and monitoring guidelines
Up-to-date literature citations
Tables, figures, text boxes, and algorithms
A glossary of terms
An online learning center that includes self-assessment questions and answers
Laboratory values expressed as both conventional units and SI units
Appendices that include conversion factors and anthropometrics, common laboratory tests and their reference ranges, and common medical abbreviations
Patient encounter vignettes to develop critical-thinking skills and make the text more applicable to everyday patient care

“This book covers more than 100 disease states using an easy-to-use format that includes structured learning objectives, key concepts, patient care and monitoring guidelines, up-to-date literature citations, tables, figures, text boxes, algorithms, a glossary of terms, and an online learning center….Although primarily for students, the book offers a concise review for general practitioners. There are more than 160 authors and 140 reviewers that contributed to this book and they represent the highest authority in the field.”–Doody’s Review Service



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Neuromuscular Therapy Manual

 Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Neuromuscular Therapy Manual
Mar 312019

Neuromuscular Therapy Manual is a concise manual of neuromuscular therapy that contains the most relevant content based on the popular, highly regarded Travell & Simons Trigger Point Therapy Manual. Content is laid out in a highly structured, regionally organized, accessible, and user-friendly text designed specifically to meet the needs of massage students.



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2012-2013 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy, 19th Edition

 Pediatrics  Comments Off on 2012-2013 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy, 19th Edition
Mar 302019

This bestselling and widely used resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children.

For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. The inquiring physician can immediately link to the evidence for the recommendation in the ebook or mobile version. Drug descriptions cover all antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens.

In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the book includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.

Key features in 19th Edition!

– Updated information regarding the strength and the level of evidence for all treatment recommendations

– New chapter on antibiotic therapy for obese children

– New chapter on antimicrobial prophylaxis and prevention of symptomatic infection

– Includes treatment of parasitic infections and tropical medicine.

– Updated anti-infective drug listing, complete with formulations and dosages.

– Balanced information on safety, efficacy and tolerability with data on costs and availability of drugs



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Neuropharmacotherapy in Critical Illness (Updates in Neurocritical Care)

 Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Neuropharmacotherapy in Critical Illness (Updates in Neurocritical Care)
Mar 302019

The field of research related to neurocritical care has grown significantly in recent years, and the clinical demands for current and dependable expertise has followed suit. It can be a challenge for the neurocritical practitioner to keep up with cutting-edge evidence-based research and best practices, especially regarding the role of pharmacotherapeutics.

In the treatment of neurocritical disease states, pharmacotherapeutic strategies are increasingly relevant. Neuropharmacotherapy in Critical Illness is the first book that provides this information in a high-yield format for the busy healthcare provider. Edited and authored by leading experts in the field, this book provides practitioners with clinical pearls on neuropharmacology, dosing strategies, monitoring, adverse events, drug interactions, and evidence-based pharmacotherapy.



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