Oct 282014
 

Infectious Diseases in Context (Hardcover)

By (author): Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

Infectious Diseases in Context is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly important topic of emerging and infectious diseases and covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. The set includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations. The new book is cross-curricular in nature and supports curriculums in health, biology, advanced biology, and genetics, as well as history, government, and the social sciences. It brings together original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding the topic. Topics include Anthrax, Antibiotic Resistance, Bioterrorism, Climate Change and Infectious Disease, Economic Development and Infectious Disease, Germ Theory of Disease, Influenza Epidemic of 1918, Mad Cow Disease, Pandemic Preparedness, Plagues in Modern History, SARS, Tuberculosis, Vaccines and Vaccine Development, Virus Hunters, Women, Minorities and Infectious Disease, and many more.
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Oct 282014
 


This new edition of Jaypee's well established "Colour Atlas and Practical Guide" has been enriched by the addition of a large number of new photomicrographs of human tissues. The text has been updated and the layout redesigned. Slides are arranged in groups based on similarity of appearance to aid accurate identification and extensive new material on the spinal cord and cerebral cortex is included.
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Oct 282014
 


Critical care practitioners are often the initial providers of care to seriously ill patients with infections. This book provides clinicians practicing in the intensive care unit with a reference to help guide their care of infected patients. It brings together a group of international authors to address important topics related to infectious diseases for the critical care practitioner.

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Oct 282014
 

Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme (Oxford Handbooks) (Paperback)

By (author): Tim Raine, James Dawson, Stephan Sanders, Simon Eccles

The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme returns for a new edition with clear and thorough clinical guidance and honest advice to help you excel in your first two years as a doctor.

This edition has been fully updated in line with the latest guidelines from NICE, Resuscitation Council UK, and the British Thoracic Society among others. This book gives you practical, step-by-step guidance on everything from neurological to gastroenterological presentations. Emergency presentations are highlighted in red and indexed on the inside front cover to give you fast access to the information you need. This edition also includes a fully revised chapter on pharmacopeia with references to the British National Formularly, as well as chapters on practical procedures and interpreting results.

The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme is also a unique resource for things they don't teach you at medical school about being a doctor and life on the wards. The authors have drawn on their own experiences and careful research to help you understand issues ranging from your pay and pension, stress and workplace relations, paperwork, and career development.

This is an excellent resource for Foundation Programme trainees and medical students preparing themselves for life as a doctor. With this pocket-sized guide at your side you'll never be alone on the wards again.
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Oct 282014
 


Echocardiography is one of the most useful and powerful diagnostic tools in the assessment of cardiac function. It remains a rapidly expanding modality, with new techniques constantly developing and maturing. Building on the success of the original work, the second edition of Making Sense of Echocardiography: A Hands-on Guide provides a timely, accessible overview for those learning echocardiography for the first time as well as an accessible handbook that experienced sonographers can refer to throughout their careers.

The strong clinical focus and concentration on real-life scenarios make this book especially relevant in day-to-day practice. New chapters in this edition discuss myocardial mechanics and speckle tracking and 3D echo. The book also contains significantly expanded and updated material on:

  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Tissue Doppler imaging
  • Intravascular ultrasound and epicardial echocardiography
  • The left ventricle and its systolic function
  • Left ventricular diastolic function
  • The left atrium

Supplying the latest guidelines and evidence-based clinical advice, this edition is also supplemented with new illustrations and an updated website. Fully updated key references for further reading are provided for each chapter. This accessible yet comprehensive text will ensure readers are up to date on the essentials in the field and can confidently integrate new procedures into their everyday practice.

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Oct 282014
 

Surgical Mayo Setups (Spiral-bound)

By (author): Tammy Allhoff, Debbie Hinton

Whether you're an experienced surgical technologist,or operating room personnel or just starting out in the field, SURGICAL MAYO SETUPS, 2nd Edition is the reliable, detailed resource you need for success in any operating room! Newly revised with more than 130 Mayo-stand and back-table setups, this handy pocket reference is smartly organized with tabs according to surgical specialty, which helps you find the right set-up quickly and easily. A new introductory section on setup methods provides variations and photos for reference depending on specialty, procedure, facility, OR layout and personal preference. Each of the 12 surgery sections includes a brief overview, key considerations, and an alphabetical procedure list, along with a detailed guide to the instruments and equipment required for the procedure. Selected illustrations throughout the guide show the general Mayo-stand and back-table setup for more complicated procedures--to increase your confidence as your experience grows.
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Oct 282014
 


The Human Respiratory System combines emerging ideas from biology and mathematics to show the reader how to produce models for the development of biomedical engineering applications associated with the lungs and airways. Mathematically mature but in its infancy as far as engineering uses are concerned, fractional calculus is the basis of the methods chosen for system analysis and modelling. This reflects two decades’ worth of conceptual development which is now suitable for bringing to bear in biomedical engineering.

The text reveals the latest trends in modelling and identification of human respiratory parameters with a view to developing diagnosis and monitoring technologies. Of special interest is the notion of fractal structure which is indicative of the large-scale biological efficiency of the pulmonary system. The related idea of fractal dimension represents the adaptations in fractal structure caused by environmental factors, notably including disease. These basics are linked to model the dynamical patterns of breathing as a whole.

The ideas presented in the book are validated using real data generated from healthy subjects and respiratory patients and rest on non-invasive measurement methods.

TheHuman Respiratory System will be of interest to applied mathematicians studying the modelling of biological systems, to clinicians with interests outside the traditional borders of medicine, and to engineers working with technologies of either direct medical significance or for mitigating changes in the respiratory system caused by, for example, high-altitude or deep-sea environments.

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Oct 272014
 


Invasive electromyography is a well-established diagnostic tool that has been used for decades by neurologists. Recently, new and alternative devices have increasingly become available that permit diagnosis without the use of needles. This developing area of science and the new tools have not, however, been sufficiently investigated in academic training. Consequently a gap exists between what science is making possible and the competence acquired during graduate studies. This handy volume has the aim of filling this gap by providing the information required by medical practitioners in rehabilitation, sports, and occupational health as well as by rehabilitation therapists, ergonomists, and sport coaches. The techniques that are presented and explained will help in monitoring and recording changes, evaluating the effectiveness of treatments and training, evaluating work stations, and preventing and documenting the evolution of occupational disorders of the neuromuscular system.
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Oct 272014
 


Assessment of surgical innovation is complex. This is especially true in esophageal surgery owing to difficulties in interpreting pathophysiology, staging malignant tumors with accuracy, and standardizing and tailoring the available surgical procedures to the individual patient. This book introduces the general and the thoracic surgeon to the latest developments in esophageal surgery; in each chapter the reader will find a concise background analysis of the topic in question and a state of the art review of diagnosis and treatment. The indications for surgery and the rationale for use of an innovative technique or technology are discussed in detail. Challenging and provocative questions and comments by selected panelists complement each chapter, enhancing the quality of information. Innovation in Esophageal Surgery will be highly informative for both the novice and the expert surgeon wishing to enter the arena of esophageal surgery.

A multidisciplinary team of experts offers an evidence-based approach and critical analysis:  endoscopic, surgical, and hybrid surgical techniques that will soon change the approach to esophageal disease are described in detail.

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Oct 272014
 


During the past few years, cardiac CT (CCT) has acquired an increasingly important role as a noninvasive imaging method that allows assessment of coronary heart disease from both the morphological and the functional standpoint. It is quickly becoming a primary clinical tool for the evaluation and follow-up of various conditions related to the heart and great vessels and is providing valuable insights into the natural history of atherosclerosis.

The rapid advances in CCT technology, the advent of new clinical applications, and the acquisition of data on prognostic value are just some of the reasons for the publication of this new edition of Clinical Applications of Cardiac CT, little more than 3 years after the first edition appeared. The text has been extensively revised and updated to reflect current knowledge and practice, and the structure and layout of the educational content have also been improved. The imaging targets, semeiology, technique, and clinical applications of CCT are all covered in detail, and in addition relevant information is provided on epidemiology, clinical assessment, and the role of other diagnostic modalities. This book will prove an invaluable tool for radiologists and cardiologists alike.

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