May 032016
 

The Molecular Biology of Cancer: A Bridge from Bench to Bedside


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 The Molecular Biology of Cancer, Stella Pelengaris & Michael Khan

 This capturing, comprehensive text, extensively revised and updated for its second edition, provides a detailed overview of the molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer and its treatment.

 “Bench to Bedside”: A key strength of this book that sets it apart from general cancer biology references is the interweaving of all aspects of cancer biology from the causes, development and diagnosis through to the treatment and care of cancer patients – essential for providing a broader view of cancer and its impact.

 The highly readable presentation of a complex field, written by an international panel of researchers, specialists and practitioners, would provide an excellent text for graduate and undergraduate courses in the biology of cancer, medical students and qualified practitioners in the field preparing for higher exams, and for researchers and teachers in the field.

 For the teaching of cancer biology, special features have been included to facilitate this use: bullet points at the beginning of each chapter explaining key concepts and controversial areas; each chapter builds on concepts learned in previous chapters, with a list of key outstanding questions remaining in the field, suggestions for further reading, and questions for student review. All chapters contain text boxes that provide additional and relevant information.

 Key highlights are listed below: 

  • An overview of the cancer cell and important new concepts. 
  • Selected human cancers: lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, renal, skin, cervix, and hematological malignancies. 
  • Key cellular processes in cancer biology including  (a) traditionally important areas such as cell cycle control, growth regulation, oncogenes and tumour suppressors apoptosis, as well as (b) more highly topical areas of apoptosis, telomeres, DNA damage and repair, cell adhesion, angiogenesis, immunity, epigenetics, and the proteasome. 
  • Clinical oncology: In-depth coverage of important concepts such as screening, risk of cancer and prevention, diagnoses, managing cancer patients from start to palliative care and end-of-life pathways.

  • Chapters highlighting the direct links between cancer research and clinical applications. 
  •  New coverage on how cancer drugs are actually used in specific cancer patients, and how therapies are developed and tested. 
  • Systems Biology and cutting edge research areas covered such as RNA interference (RNAi). 
  • Each chapter includes key points, chapter summaries, text boxes, and topical references for added comprehension and review. 
  • Quotations have been used in each chapter to introduce basic concepts in an entertaining way.

  • Supported by a dedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/pelengaris 

 We should list the great reviews we got for first edition which are on the back of the 2nd edition:

“A capturing, comprehensive, clearly written and absolutely accurate introduction into cancer biology…..This book deserves great praise for the readable presentation of this complex field….the true synthesis of bench and bedside approaches is marvelously achieved.” Christian Schmidt, Molecular Cell

“Chapters address the issues of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and patient care and set the book apart from general molecular biology references….This book is applicable to both graduate and undergraduate students, and in the context of a research laboratory, this book would be an excellent resource as a reference guide for scientists at all levels.” V.Emuss, Institute of Cancer Research, London.

Also, from the first edition:

“Pelengaris, Khan, and the contributing authors are to be applauded. The Molecular Biology of Cancer is a comprehensive and readable presentation of the many faces of cancer from molecular mechanisms to clinical therapies and diagnostics. This book will be welcomed by neophyte students, established scientists in other fields, and curious physicians.” -Dean Felsher, Stanford University

 

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May 032016
 

Treating Comorbid Opioid Use Disorder in Chronic Pain


?This in-depth text addresses how to approach and treat the chronic pain patient struggling with problematic opioid use.  It discusses the approach for patients who may be at high risk of problematic use, such as those with a history of mental illness or substance use disorder. The first part covers diagnosis and treatment, focusing on common best practices that practitioners can adapt to any practice. Two of the chapters detail alternative and replacement therapies for opioid. Two more cover special issues in the treatment of women and older patients.  The second part reviews the ethical, legal, regulatory, and policy issues surrounding the treatment of patients with comorbid pain and addiction. The book includes strategies for documentation that mitigate the risk of legal issues or ethical boundary crossings. The last part of the book addresses treating comorbid pain and opioid use disorder in different medical settings and the treatment of co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse. 

Treating Comorbid Opioid Use Disorder in Chronic Pain is of great value to psychiatrists, pain physicians, primary care providers, social workers, drug rehabilitation centers, and other behavioral health professionals.  ?

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May 032016
 

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology


This exceptional book covers all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology within one volume, at a level appropriate for the specialist. From the basics through diagnosis to intervention: the reader will find a complete overview of all areas of radiology. The clear, uniform structure, with chapters organized according to organ system, facilitates the rapid retrieval of information. Features include:

  • Presentation of the normal radiological anatomy
  • Classification of the different imaging procedures according to their diagnostic relevance
  • Imaging diagnosis with many reference images
  • Precise description of the interventional options

The inclusion of many instructive aids will be of particular value to novices in decision making:

  • Important take home messages and summaries of key radiological findings smooth the path through the jungle of facts
  • Numerous tables on differential diagnosis and typical findings in the most common diseases offer a rapid overview and orientation
  • Diagnostic flow charts outline the sequence of diagnostic evaluation

All standard procedures within the field of interventional radiology are presented in a clinically relevant and readily understandable way, with an abundance of illustrations. This is a textbook, atlas, and reference in one: with more than 2500 images for comparison with the reader’s own findings. This comprehensive and totally up-to-date book provides a superb overview of everything that the radiology specialist of today needs to know.

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May 022016
 

Renal Cell Carcinoma (Oxford American Oncology Library)


While patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) are now living longer with improved quality of life, the success of novel therapies for mRCC has created challenges for practicing oncologists. Many patients who initially respond to targeted therapies ultimately develop progressive disease due to acquired resistance to these agents. Additionally, some patients do not respond at all to any of the currently approved targeted agents, underscoring the need for continued and concerted efforts to identify other relevant targets and pursue alternative therapeutic strategies. Part of the Oxford American Oncology Library, Renal Cell Carcinoma is a concise handbook that addresses the complex management of patients with mRCC. The book begins with a review of the epidemiology, pathology, and biology of renal cell carcinoma followed by chapters on specific targeted therapies and managing complications. The final chapters discuss supportive and integrative care and emerging therapies.
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May 022016
 

Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Medicine Second Edition


By (author): Alex Liakos, Martin Hill, Katharine Boursicot, David Sales

Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Medicine returns for a second edition with new questions, new illustrations, and updated cross-references to the ninth edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.

This essential revision resource is packed with over 460 SBAs and EMQs that cover all the core aspects of clinical medicine to help you ace your Finals. Each question is accompanied by extensive feedback which explains not only the rationale behind the correct answer, but also why other options are incorrect. Cross-references to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and other definitive sources such as NICE and Resuscitation Council guidelines point you in the right direction for further study. To help you revise efficiently, each question is ranked by difficulty, allowing you to track your progression and test the limits of your knowledge.

Books in the Oxford Assess and Progress series are written and edited by practicing clinicians and experts in medical education who review each question is reviewed to ensure that the content is of the best standard and reflective of real medical Finals. Progress to exam success with the second edition of Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Medicine.

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May 022016
 

Red Book 2015: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases


2015 Red Book is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ authoritative guide to manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions.

It provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA and hundreds of physician contributors.

The Red Book is an essential reference for pediatric infectious diseases specialists and general pediatricians, and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well. Public health and school health providers, medical residents and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information.

The book is divided into sections that cover

  • Active and passive immunization
  • Disease summaries
  • Antimicrobial therapy for treatment and prophylaxis
  • Care of children in special situations

Updated information and recommendations you cannot afford to be without…

  • Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices
  • New chapter on Hemorrhagic Fevers Caused by Filoviruses has been added
  • New chapter on human parechovirus infections has been added
  • Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations
  • The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children
  • Updated coverage of actinomycosis, amebiases, arbovirus, bacterial vaginosis, blastocystis, candidiasis, Clostridium difficle, coronaviruses, dengue, enteroviruses, Escherichia coli, Giardia intestinalis, gonococcal infections, Helicobacter pylori infections, lyme disease, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more
  • Managing Injection Pain has been significantly expanded
  • Updated information on hepatitis C
  • Updated information on group B streptococcal infections
  • Updated section on drugs for parasitic infections
  • Significantly revised chapter on Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Recommendations for using MMR or MMRV vaccines have been updated
  • The Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship chapter has been significantly broaded and updated
  • Updated information on HIV
  • And much more!
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May 022016
 

(2-Volume Set) Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Including the Fetus and Young Adult


By (author): Hugh D. Allen MD, David J. Driscoll MD, Robert E. Shaddy MD, Timothy F. Feltes MD

This 8th Edition of Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Including the Fetus and Young Adult, provides updated and useful information from leading experts in pediatric cardiology. Added chapters and a companion web site that includes the full text with bonus question and answer sections make this Moss and Adams’ edition a valuable resource for those who care for infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and fetuses with heart disease.

Features:

·         Access to online questions similar to those on the pediatric cardiology board examination to prepare you for certification or recertification

·         Leading international experts provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional techniques to keep you abreast of the latest advances in treatment of young patients

·         Chapters on quality of life, quality and safety, pharmacology, and research design add to this well-respected text

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May 022016
 

First Year First Aid


By (author): Michelle Fiddian

An empowering book for all new and expecting parents, covering emergency first aid in the first year of life. It gives easy-to-follow tips to remember for most accidents, as well as illnesses, so parents can be prepared for the most common emergencies that occur within the home. This book is an essential tool for every responsible parent! Knowing what to do in an emergency is a frightening topic, but this book is not scary. It will dispel myths and enlighten. This book is designed with parents in mind, written by a parent who has a background in extensive first aid training and first-hand experience as a mother. The anecdotes, quotes and practical advice, written in a light manner, will make this book a pleasure to read – and the perfect gift! Michelle Fiddian has 13 years of industry experience: 6 years as a call-taker at the Triple Zero (000) Ambulance Service, 2 years as a first aid trainer for major organisations such as St John Ambulance, and 5 years running Little Aid since she started it in 2008. Michelle’s previous experiences highlighted two problems: 1) even when first aid trained, people often don’t know how to deal with a paediatric situation. The most hysterical calls she received through Triple Zero were from parents of little ones. They were losing control and feeling helpless at a time that their child needed them most; 2) The first aid training available wasn’t relevant to babies and children. Michelle started Little Aid first aid courses to address these problems, and the training focus has three key elements: empowerment, flexibility and fun! First Year First Aid has been written to accompany quality first aid training and has exactly the same focus.
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May 022016
 

Essentials for the Canadian Medical Licensing Exam: Review and Prep for McCqe, Part I


By (author): Sheehan H Chowdhury

Essentials for the Canadian Medical Licensing Exam reviews key concepts necessary for Canadian medical students and international medical graduates preparing to write the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE), part 1. —
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May 022016
 

Get Through DRCOG: SBAs, EMQs and McQs


By (author): Rekha Wuntakal, Madhavi Kalidindi

The book provides advice on how to prepare for the examination and how questions should be approached to obtain the highest marks. With more than 350 questions, preparation tips and extensive answer explanations, it is the definitive resource for those attempting the DRCOG. The book is comprehensive and authoritative: written by an experienced author and overseen by a well-respected expert in the field. It is the essential revision guide for those preparing for this examination.

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