The Ultimate Guide to Passing Clinical Medicine Finals (MasterPass)

 Internal Medicine  Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Passing Clinical Medicine Finals (MasterPass)
Mar 282018

A well prepared student takes the initiative to create learning opportunities and propel themselves towards qualification; we find that the better prepared you are, the luckier you become. From the Preface The key to passing clinical finals is not a secret; adequate preparation and the ability to think logically and speak clearly are all hallmarks of a successful candidate. This unique guide gives final year students the knowledge and confidence required to pass their examinations with insiders’ tips on particular information and skills required to be a top candidate. It is ideal as both a revision aid in the weeks leading up to the examination, and as an aide-memoire the night before.


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The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry, Third Edition

 Neurology/Neurosurgery, Psychiatry  Comments Off on The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry, Third Edition
Mar 272018

Bridge the gap between neuroscience and mental illness/mental health with this straightforward and reader-friendly resource! The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry, 3rd Edition is a highly readable, in-depth text ideal for residents studying for boards, practicing psychiatrists, and any mental health professional seeking an overview of the neuroscience revolution. Focusing on the basic neuroscientific concepts underlying normal behavior and commonly encountered disorders, Dr. Edmund S. Higgins and Dr. Mark S. George make complex information enjoyable, relevant, and easy to understand, ensuring that this Third Edition continues to be a trusted source of information on the neurologic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders.
Thoroughly covers the intersection of clinical psychiatry and neuroscience, including updated research and today’s best practices.
Offers a superbly written text, packed with essential information and featuring humorous details that keep readers engaged and focused.
Provides questions at the end of every chapter for self-assessment and review.
Includes high-quality illustrations, tables, and graphs that help readers learn complex concepts quickly and easily.

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Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals , Second Edition

 Anesthesiology, Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals , Second Edition
Mar 272018

This widely praised, first-of-its-kind book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and enriched with extensive new case material, illustrations, and link-outs to multimedia, practice guidelines, and more. Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this was the first and remains the leading single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM). It is aimed at graduate students and trainees, as well as members of the operative team, including anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses.
Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help students, trainees, and team members acquire a better understanding of one another’s roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety.
From the reviews of the First Edition:

“A welcome addition to reference works devoted to the expanding field of nervous system monitoring in the intraoperative period… will serve as a useful guide for many different health care professionals and particularly for anesthesiologists involved with this monitoring modality…An excellent reference…[and] a helpful guide both to the novice and to the developing expert in this field.” ‐‐Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

“Impressive… [The book] is well written, indexed, and illustrated…The chapters are all extensively referenced. It is also very good value at the price….I would recommend this book to all residents and especially to all neuroanesthesiologists. It will make a worthwhile addition to their library.” ‐‐Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology


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Fast Facts about PTSD

 Nursing  Comments Off on Fast Facts about PTSD
Mar 272018

This is a concise, quick-access guide to the full continuum of care for all major health care professionals working with individuals suffering from PTSD. The most comprehensive book available about caring for this population, it encompasses the history of PTSD, its theoretical underpinnings, and complete instructions for conducting a full screening, assessment, and diagnosis for people with PTSD. Designed to facilitate speedy access to information, the guide consists of short paragraphs, bulleted information, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes containing critical points.

This book presents information about the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD, from young victims of bullying to rape/sexual assault victims, and why they are at risk. It includes information for intervention with people of all ages and backgrounds, and includes abundant case scenarios depicting real-life situations. The book also provides important information about strategies for coping with PTSD and, when possible, prevention. Written for both students and practicing health care professionals, it includes everything RNs and APRNs need to be aware of when working with individuals or groups of people suffering from PTSD.

Key Features:

Delivers complete practice guidelines for frontline health care professionals who work with individuals with PTSD
Includes information on the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD and why they are at risk
Provides real-life case scenarios of individuals with PTSD
Covers the practice continuum, offering guidance for intervening with people of different ages and situations
Offers objectives, case studies, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes

About the Author
Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN,is Course Instructor, Athabasca University, Alberta, CA, and Mental Health and Addictions Consultant, Ministry of Health, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, CA. For six years, Dr. Adams was Division Manager, Geriatric Psychiatry, Waterford Hospital, and, simultaneously, was Community Health Nurse/Crisis Intervener, Health and Community Services, St.John’s Region, Newfoundland, CA. She has conducted eight peer-reviewed research studies and has published 22 articles. Dr. Adams is an active volunteer in a variety of organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She is also a volunteer Peer Reviewer for the UK journalHealth and Social Care in the Community, and serves as a board member of the Canadian journalHealthcare Management Forum.


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Biomarkers for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

 Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Biomarkers for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Mar 272018

This volume discusses the importance of imaging, fluid, and genetic biomarkers in detecting the earliest pre-symptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The chapters in this book are separated into five parts. Part one explores the reasons why we need improved approaches for early detection and diagnosis of AD. Part two describes clinical and research techniques for preclinical AD diagnosis. Part three looks at the current methods in use to diagnose AD and how they can also be used for early detection in healthy older individuals. Parts four and five talk about technological advancements in AD diagnosis and ethical considerations in AD research. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your laboratory.
Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Biomarkers for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the use of biomarker strategies to improve early AD detection. This book will be of great interest to researchers and clinicians from both academia and industry.”


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Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer

 Oncology  Comments Off on Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer
Mar 272018

This book describes the pathways of dissemination of primary liver, biliary, and pancreatic neoplasms and proposes a practical and clinically driven approach to their imaging. The typical dissemination pathways for hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, exocrine pancreatic carcinoma, and neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors are systematically reviewed, and more unusual pathways are also documented.
The content is presented in an extremely schematic way, with numerous high-quality graphical illustrations and multimodality images (US, CT, MRI, and PET) that are accompanied by clear explanatory text. The clinical significance of findings and potential therapeutic options are explained whenever appropriate. In addition, relevant background information is provided on the role of morphopathological drivers of cancer spread and anatomy.


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Thrive in Genetics

 Genetics  Comments Off on Thrive in Genetics
Mar 272018

The Thrive in Bioscience guides are written to help students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience.

Each title in the series encourages students to follow four simple steps to maximize learning potential:

Step 1: Review the facts
The revision guides are designed to make learning quick and effective:
* Information is set out in bullet points, making content easy to take in.
* Clear, uncluttered illustrations illuminate key points.
* Key concept panels summarize essential learning points.

Step 2: Check your understanding
Students are encouraged to:
* Complete the questions at the end of chapters and answer online multiple-choice questions to reinforce their learning.
* Use the online flashcard app to master essential terms and phrases.

Step 3: Take note of extra advice
Revision tips–and hints for getting higher grades on exams–are presented throughout.

Step 4: Go the extra mile
Students can explore the suggestions for further reading to take their understanding one step further.

Features of the Thrive in Bioscience Series:
* Written by a group of highly experienced educators
* Succinct writing style and clear, bulleted presentation
* Carefully developed artwork that reinforces key points
* Extensive in-text pedagogy–including review questions–that supports active learning.






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Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual!, Third Edition

 Pathology, Physiology  Comments Off on Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual!, Third Edition
Mar 272018

Know the how and why of common conditions—and assess them accurately—with the newly updated Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual, 3rd Edition.

Fully illustrated in the popular Made Incredibly Visual style, this essential guide offers easy-to-follow explanations for the causes and mechanisms of numerous common disorders, listing symptoms and indications for each. Use this as the perfect study guide for the NCLEX® or certification exam, to support class materials, and to absorb the pathophysiology principles every nurse needs to know.

Absorb the expert wisdom and insights of this invaluable guide…

– Walks you through the development stages of numerous diseases and disorders, illustrating their cellular process, symptoms, and effects on tissue and organs
– Explains cell parts and their functions, as well as cell division, adaptation, injury, and stress and disease
– Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on how to recognize common conditions
– Supports accurate diagnosis and treatment – Common disorders for each major body system, such as:

* Cardiovascular – Acute coronary syndromes, aortic aneurysms, cardiomyopathy
* Respiratory – ARDS, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer
* Neurologic – Alzheimer’s, cerebral aneurysm, migraine headaches
* Gastrointestinal – Cholecystitis, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease
* Musculoskeletal – Carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disk, osteoarthritis
* Hematologic – Anemia, leukemia, sickle cell disease
* Immune – AIDS, allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis
* Endocrine – Adrenal hypofunction, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome
* Renal – Acute renal failure, acute tubular necrosis, pyelonephritis
* Integumentary – Acne, burns, pressure ulcers
* Reproductive – Breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer.




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Alkaptonuria and Ochronosis

 Radiology  Comments Off on Alkaptonuria and Ochronosis
Mar 272018

This book comprehensively describes alkaptonuria and ochronosis. Beginning with the history, genetics, pathophysiology and diagnostics of the disease, the authors subsequently present a detailed characterization of its clinical manifestation in the spine, peripheral joints, eyes, ears, visceral organs and respiratory tract, its pathological anatomy and histology, as well as differential diagnosis. This is complemented by the latest data on therapy and experimental models of alkaptonuria, and supported by several case reports. Numerous pictures and radiological images document the clinical symptoms, giving the reader a solid understanding of the disease. On the basis of the editor’s and authors’ own extensive observations, the book offers an analysis of protein metabolism and aromatic amino acids in the context of alkaptonuria. Written by international experts in the field, the book offers a valuable reference guide for healthcare professionals working in rheumatology, dermatology, pulmonology, otolaryngology and histopathology.




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Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of Bone: For Surgical Pathologists, Orthopedic Surgeons and Radiologists

 Oncology, Orthopedics, Surgery  Comments Off on Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of Bone: For Surgical Pathologists, Orthopedic Surgeons and Radiologists
Mar 272018

This book provides essential, internationally applicable information in the area of orthopedic pathology with emphasis on practical diagnostic aspects, including many illustrations: roentgenograms, CT-scans, MRI, scintigraphies, as well as pictures of gross surgical specimens and microphotographs, immunohistochemical reactions and genomics. Information on histopathological and molecular diagnosis, and basic therapeutic guidelines are provided.

This book offers generous coverage of epidemiology, clinical features, radiology, pathology, differential diagnosis and treatment, not only for common lesions, but also those less frequently encountered. Clues in the images and histopathology needed to arrive at a sharp differential diagnosis are discussed. The content is arranged based on the World Health Organization’s Consensus Classification, with the addition of other lesions not included therein.

Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of Bone is aimed at general and specialised surgical pathologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and oncologists, in practice and in training.




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