This new edition of Surgery at a Glance provides a concise and visually–orientated summary of a comprehensive lecture course in surgery. Following the easy–to–use at a Glance format, each topic is presented with clear illustrations and key facts encapsulating all that you need to know. The book is coherently divided into clinical presentations followed by major surgical conditions. Exploring core principals and important diseases, it is an accessible companion to any surgery core text, and is ideally placed to support the current curriculum. Surgery at a Glance : • Features brand new chapters on Orthopaedics and updates on the management of surgical conditions • Includes more revision–friendly elements for quick reference • Is fully supported by a resource website at containing both MCQs and short answer questions
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Most of the developments in perioperative medicine the 20th century were focused on the establishment of standard monitors, biomarkers, and outcomes measures for the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, with marked improvements in perioperative safety. The fields of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine have now shifted to the consideration of the nervous system. Complications such as delirium, cognitive decline, anesthetic neurotoxicity, stroke and other devastating nervous system events are only now developing significant scientific and clinical attention. Yet there has been no single reference to serve as a guide for the clinician or the investigator in this area.
Neurologic Outcomes of Surgery and Anesthesia fills this gap in perioperative medicine literature and provides a concise yet thorough overview of adverse outcomes involving the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.
Rather than being organized by type of operation, each chapter in this invaluable resource is devoted to a specific adverse outcome. Every outcome is reviewed in an easy-to-follow format that includes an introduction to the clinical problem, a section on incidence, prevalence, and outcomes, an assessment of risk factors, discussions of preventive strategies, treatment, and current recommendations, a conclusion, and references.
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A guide to neurofeedback for better physical and mental health as well as greater emotional balance, cognitive agility, and creativity
• Provides easy-to-understand explanations of different neurofeedback methods–from the LENS technique to Z-score training
• Explains the benefits of this therapy for anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, brain injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and many other ailments
• Explores how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises such as Open Focus
What is neurofeedback? How does it work? And how can it help me or my family?
In this guide to neurofeedback, psychologist and neurofeedback clinician Stephen Larsen examines the countless benefits of neurofeedback for diagnosing and treating many of the most debilitating and now pervasive psychological and neurological ailments, including autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stroke, brain injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Surveying the work of neurofeedback pioneers, Larsen explains the techniques and advantages of different neurofeedback methods–from the LENS technique and HEG to Z-score training and Slow Cortical Potentials. He reveals evidence of neuroplasticity–the brain’s ability to grow new neurons—and shows how neurofeedback can nourish the aging brain and help treat degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and strokes. Examining the different types of brain waves, he shows how to recognize our own dominant brainwave range and thus learn to exercise control over our mental states. He explains how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises such as Open Focus. Sharing successful and almost miraculous case studies of neurofeedback patients from a broad range of backgrounds, including veterans and neglected children, this book shows how we can nurture our intimate relationship with the brain, improving emotional, cognitive, and creative flexibility as well as mental health.
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An integrated approach to the study of drug action mechanisms
Biochemical Pharmacology is a concise and contemporary textbook on the principles of drug action. It discusses representative drugs by example to explore the range of biochemical targets and mechanisms. The book explains some of the experiments that tell us how drugs work, and it outlines the physiological and pathological context that make those action mechanisms therapeutically useful.
Biochemical Pharmacology is intended primarily for students in biology and biochemistry at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels. For classroom use, the illustrations from the book are separately available as PowerPoint slides. It is written in a conversational, vivid style that readily encourages students to explore this important area of medical science. Biochemical Pharmacology can also serve as an introduction for professionals in biosciences, as well as in pharmaceutical and health sciences.
Complete with numerous figures throughout the text, which are also available separately as PowerPoint slides, Biochemical Pharmacology:
Explains the role of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and drug metabolism in drug action
Provides representative examples from the pharmacology of cell excitation, hormones, nitric oxide, chemotherapy, and others
Examines emerging applications of ribonucleic acids as drugs and drug targets
Discusses what researchers need to know about the problems of drug distribution, elimination, and toxicity
Biochemical Pharmacology is an important resource for anyone wishing to gain an in–depth understanding of drug action mechanisms and extremely useful for researchers wishing to explore some of the unanswered questions .
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Written in the same accessible manner as previous editions, the fifth edition of Karch’s Pathology of Drug Abuse is an essential guide to the pathology, toxicology, and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. The book focuses on the investigation of drug-related deaths, practical approaches to the detection of drug abuse, and discussions of medical complications associated with each of the abused drugs.
The Fifth Edition Now Features:
Completely revised with hundreds of pages of wholly new coverage Extensive discussion of new synthetic cannabinoids and cathinone derivatives Expanded coverage of the functional and molecular pharmacology of cocaine and myocardial remodeling Expanded discussion of deaths related to prescription medications Detailed suggestions on the interpretation of postmortem drug measurements Many new high resolution full-color photomicrographs Additional, helpful new appendices on standard reference values
Separate chapters are devoted to cocaine, naturally occurring stimulants, synthetic stimulants, hallucinogens, narcotics, anabolic steroids, disassociative anesthetics, solvent abuse, and marijuana. The book also offers detailed information on the origins, history, and production techniques used to make many of these drugs. Updated, revised, and newly illustrated, Karch’s Pathology of Drug Abuse, Fifth Edition is a must-have reference for research and practice related to drug abuse.
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