Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Care and Practice

 Palliative Medicine  Comments Off on Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Care and Practice
Oct 142018
 

This thought provoking and highly practical book is not just about caring for the dying within mental health, but also applying the quality care and practice of palliative care within mental health practice. Multidisciplinary in its approach, it focuses on intervention, treatment, care and practice, and the similarities in practice between palliative care and mental health. This common ground is an excellent foundation for integrating palliative care into mental health care, practice and service delivery, succinctly covering all aspects of psychological, physical, social, spiritual, sexual and emotional health. Featuring authoritative contributions from international experts, each chapter develops a theoretical framework before broadening its scope to include application in practice – addressing what, when, where and why with a definite focus on implementation in practice. Self-assessment exercises, advice for further reading, ideas for reflective practice and summaries of key points are also included, aiming above all else to improve the relationships, responses, care and practice necessary to be effective in interventions and treatment with those experiencing mental health concerns and dilemmas. Ideal for all health, social, psychological, legal and spiritual care students and professionals wanting sound theoretical and practical guidance, this book is highly recommended for General Practitioners and General Practice Registrars, healthcare assistants studying NVQ and health visitors. Educationalists, managers and service developers in health and social care will also appreciate its solution-focused, practical approach.
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Peripheral Vascular Disease in Primary Care

 Primary Care  Comments Off on Peripheral Vascular Disease in Primary Care
Oct 142018
 

‘Peripheral vascular disease is common and has a significant adverse effect on the quality of life. A general practice with a list size of 6000 patients will have approximately 30 symptomatic patients with peripheral vascular disease’ – Anita Sharma Peripheral vascular disease is a commonly neglected condition and therefore often presents in an advanced stage or in a life-threatening manner. General practitioners can play a vital role by making early diagnoses, prompt referrals, and in coordinating vascular risk factor management in primary care. This book is a concise and practical guide to recognising, managing and reducing the cardiovascular risk factors in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Completely up-to-date, it offers clear direction for all primary care professionals. ‘A pleasure for any busy professional to read and an excellent source and reference book for all primary care professionals. Students, nurses and registrars will be surprised with the descriptions of various pathologies simply explained, which they will seldom have noticed while working on hospital wards.’ Dr Michael Taylor, in his Foreword ‘A welcome source of knowledge and information, particularly for those working in the primary care setting with the aim of improving their standards of care.’ – Dr Deepak Bhatnagar, in his Foreword ‘Anita Sharma is an experienced, practising GP whose book on PVD offers new insights for primary care professionals and is a generous contribution to the work of primary care practitioners everywhere.
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Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy, Second Edition

 Ob/Gynae, Surgery  Comments Off on Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy, Second Edition
Oct 142018
 

 

This is the second edition of a well-received book that reflects the state of the art in diagnosis and treatment of acute abdominal disorders in the pregnant patient. It addresses a wide range of conditions – whether associated with or incidental to pregnancy – ranging from very rare to more common ones, such as acute appendicitis and acute cholecystitis.
It offers an update on recommendations, guidelines and scenarios to provide fundamental support for all clinicians who might encounter such cases. The book highlights the importance of a rapid diagnosis to avoid serious consequences for both the mother and the fetus. Furthermore, it sheds light on the different imaging modalities of rare pathologies that can occur during pregnancy, helping clinicians and radiologists to better define underlying cases. This new edition has been almost completely rewritten, and includes an additional section focusing on urologic emergencies, preterm labor and intra-abdominal pressure, as well as new figures and tables. It is equally valuable for general and abdominal surgeons, gynecologists and obstetricians, as well as emergency physicians, who may be the first specialists to have clinical contact with this group of patients.

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Core Concepts in Acute Kidney Injury

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Oct 132018
 

This comprehensive guide covers the causes, characteristics, and presentations of acute kidney injury (AKI), as well as prevention and treatment. The first part of the book features chapters on the epidemiology and diagnosis of AKI. This is followed by sections on pathophysiology, clinical syndromes and patient management. Authored by leading clinicians, epidemiologists, basic scientists, and clinical trialists, this book captures the latest evidence and best practices for treating patients with AKI.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Atlas of Anatomy

 Anatomy  Comments Off on Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Atlas of Anatomy
Oct 132018
 

Featuring more than 750 new, modern images, the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Atlas of Anatomy is a vibrantly colored regional atlas of human anatomy offering an unprecedented combination of visual aesthetic appeal and anatomical accuracy. Many student-friendly features set this atlas apart from others on the market, including a unique art style featuring bright colors, color coding of anatomical elements, judicious use of labeling, and no extraneous text.

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Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning

 Reproductive Health  Comments Off on Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning
Oct 132018
 

Significant advances have been made in treatment strategies in adult and adolescent women’s health over the past decade, particularly in relation to reproductive control. The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine & Family Planning provides practical, evidence-based information on the care and management of adolescents, reproductive age females, and to a lesser extent males. Divided into three main sections, it follows chronological age up to the menopause covering areas such as the embryological development of the reproductive system; puberty and the normal course, and dysfunctions associated with it; dysfunctions of the normal menstrual cycle; the different types of male and female contraceptive methods, and the investigation and management of the infertile couple. This is an essential resource for all practitioners, trainees and students in reproductive medicine
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Oxford American handbook of clinical pharmacy

 Pharmacology  Comments Off on Oxford American handbook of clinical pharmacy
Oct 132018
 

Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners.The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy provides an accessible and easily navigable quick-reference guide for practicing and student pharmacists. It is not just another drug book, but a complete, portable coverage of the pharmacy profession, from high-value scientific and clinical information, such as adverse drug reactions, interactions, and pharmaceutical calculations to professional issues such as ethics, practice management, evidence-based medicine, and research. It covers the main body systems and provides a wealth of practical information required by pharmacists on a day-to-day basis, including many topics not traditionally found in handbooks.Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy?The design….The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that’s durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers. The interior layout….The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference.
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Oxford handbook of obstretics and gynaecology

 Ob/Gynae  Comments Off on Oxford handbook of obstretics and gynaecology
Oct 132018
 

Written and edited by trainee and qualified obstetricians and gynaecologists, this practical handbook is clearly organized and designed to help those training and working in these fields. This second edition is concise, well-illustrated, and contains summaries of all the most recent and important guidelines, with links to key literature. It has been fully revised throughout, adn includes a new section concerning the management of sexual assault. This must have pocket-sized book contains all you need to know to train and work in obstetrics and gynaecology
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The statistical evaluation of medical tests for classification and prediction

 Statistics  Comments Off on The statistical evaluation of medical tests for classification and prediction
Oct 132018
 

This book describes statistical concepts and techniques for evaluating medical diagnostic tests and biomarkers for detecting disease. More generally, the techniques pertain to the statistical classification problem for predicting a dichotomous outcome. Measures for quantifying test accuracy are described including sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, diagnostic likelihood ratios and the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve that is commonly used for continuous and ordinal valued tests. Statistical procedures are presented for estimating and comparing them. Regression frameworks for assessing factors that influence test accuracy and for comparing tests while adjusting for such factors are presented. This book presents many worked examples of real data and should be of interest to practicing statisticians or quantitative researchers involved in the development of tests for classification or prediction in medicine.
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Oxford American Pocket Notes Post Herpetic Neuralgia

 Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Oxford American Pocket Notes Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Oct 132018
 

Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is one of the two most common neuropathic pain disorders (the other is diabetic neuropathy), which in turn is a common type of chronic pain syndrome. The prevalence of neuropathic pain in the United States has been estimated at almost 3.8 million and PHN may account for as many as one million in these cases. PHN is a chronic pain disorder associated wtih skin eruptions due to the varicella zoster virus (VZV), known as shingles or zoster, usually occurring in adults. The primary infection with the VZV, mostly in childhood, produces chicken pox (varicella). Following the initial infection, the virus remains latent in the body until it is reactivated, producing the shingles rash. Shingles is characterized by painful, grouped skin lesions, most commonly on the trunk or face. The eruption is the most distinctive feature, but frequently, the most debilitating symptom is pain. Once the acute phase and its usual rash have healed, lingering or new onset pain can occur and is referred to as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Although the duration of pain symptoms in PHN generally does not exceed three months, a significant proportion of patients (up to 20% of those with PHN over the age of 50, and up to 50% in those over age 70) develop chronic pain lasting more than one year. In some patients, the pain may persist indefinitely, if not properly treated. Damage from the VZV can lead to persistent severe neuralgia, facial, or other nerve paralysis, blindness or other visual impairments, and encephalitis. The impact of pain on quality of life may be severe with chronic fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, physical inactivity, insomnia, and depression. Part of the new Oxford American Pocket Notes series, this ultra concise guide presents a brief overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of postherpetic neuralgia. Uniquely compact and affordable, the guide covers the use of antivirals and vaccines in preventing PHN, as well as treatment options once PHN occurs, including both pharmacological (oral, parenteral, and topical agents) and non-pharmacological therapies. In addition, the book provides actual pain assessment tools, such as the Short-Form McGill Questionnaire, and the Zoter Brief Pain Inventory, ready for practical use in the clinical setting
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