Why Millions Survive Cancer: The Successes of Science

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Sep 122019
 

More than 12 million cancer survivors just in the United States alone are alive today as a result of the extraordinary advances in science and medicine. In Why Millions Survive Cancer, Lauren Pecorino illuminates the enormous recent progress in fighting cancer, painting an intriguing portrait of scientific breakthroughs, the leading scientists behind these key discoveries, and the steps that we can all take to reduce our exposure to cancer.

The struggle against cancer has been long and difficult, but as Pecorino shows, the tide is changing, and changing rapidly. Treatments are becoming gentler and more effective. Many newly developed drugs have fewer side effects and can be administered as a pill rather than intravenously, giving patients a better quality of life. Better response rates are occurring for treatments that are targeted against the genetic characteristics of a tumor. Advances in instrumentation, robotics and imaging have led to more precise and less invasive surgical procedures. And public awareness about carcinogens is spreading and, increasingly, people are avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and excessive exposure to the sun. As Pecorino discusses these exciting new developments, she provides readers with fascinating accounts of medical research and the discoveries we have made about the nature of cancer and the ways we can defeat it. For instance, we learn the stories behind such important new drugs as Avastin, Gardasil (the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine), Herceptin, and Gleevec, the development of which unfolded “like a fairy tale with a happy ending.”

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Lung Cancer, 3 edition

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Sep 112019
 


Lung cancer is the most common cancer affecting the industrialized world and affects the lives of thousands of people, including patients’ friends and family, every year. The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. The occurrence of lung cancer in non-smokers, who account for as many as 15% of cases, is often attributed to a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution, including secondhand smoke.

The aim of this book is to give, in a clear and simple way, succinct information about all aspects of this type of cancer, with a stress on the practical side of its treatment. The book also details how care is likely to be organized and what patients can do to help themselves, both if they have the disease and also how to stop smoking.

Fully updated for this third edition, the book includes information on getting the best treatment and living with cancer, both of which are new approaches to the disease in the UK.

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Targeted Therapies in Breast Cancer

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Sep 112019
 

The development of monoclonal antibodies and other inhibitors of specific molecules, fully utilizing the insights learned from molecular techniques such as comparative microarrays and protein expression patterns, has led to the development and FDA approval of several agents for the treatment of breast cancer, such as trastuzamab (Herceptin, targeting HER-2 positive tumors) and lapatinib (Tykerb, targeting tumors with mutated/overexpressed EGFR 1 and 2). Other agents specifically targeting the estrogen receptor, the aromatose pathway and microtubule dynamics, fulvestrant (Faslodex, targeting the ER specifically in breast cancer cells), and letrozole (Femara, targeting the aromatose pathway), raloxifene (Evista, a selective estrogen receptor modulator), ixabepilone (Ixempra, a ?-tubulin inhibitor) have also been approved for various stages and specific settings in breast cancer treatment. The current challenges in the field include further targeting of these agents as part of specific strategies for each patient (biomarker testing, pharmacogenetics, etc.), as well as follow-up and management of adverse events.

Part of the Oxford American Pocket Notes series, this volume provides clinicians with the ultra-concise, evidence-based, current information and insight on implementing the latest treatment strategies, including targeted agents, into clinical practice. This portable volume is intended to provide quick, easily accessible guidance for the practicing oncologist, oncology care staff (including nurses and PAs) as well as the primary care practitioner, on the mechanism of action, dosing and administration and adverse effects of the approved targeted agents.

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Type 1 Diabetes in Adults

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Sep 112019
 

At a time of dramatic increases in the prevalence of obesity, it is appropriate that Type 2 diabetes has received a great deal of attention by the endocrinology community. Clearly, the management of insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk is a critical issue. However, it is important to also acknowledge and address Type 1 diabetes, whose prevalence is also increasing, and whose management remains complex. Currently it is estimated that 10-15% of those with diabetes carry the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, and frequently the diagnosis is not straightforward, as many clinicians recognize that more adults previously thought to have Type 2 diabetes actually have late-onset Type 1 diabetes (also termed latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult or L.A.D.A.). Over the last decade tools for the management of Type 1 diabetes have also evolved; therefore, clinicians now have the opportunity to more closely replicate normal physiologic insulin secretion with either basal-bolus insulin therapy or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions. While these advancements allow clinicians to manage patients with Type 1 diabetes better, they also add complexity to patient treatment. An updated text to address the concepts behind the recognition of new onset Type 1 diabetes in adults, the ongoing care of adults with established Type 1 diabetes, and future potential therapies and devices is warranted to review these issues for both endocrinologists and primary care providers with an interest in diabetes. As part of the Oxford American Endocrinology Library, this volume stands as a concise guide in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes in adults. The authors briefly examine the classification and pathophysiology of Type 1 diabetes (including predication and prevention and L.A.D.A.) and address management (blood glucose monitoring, insulin therapy, and Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion) and complications (Hyperglycemia, Retinocpathy, Nephro

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Handbook & Review Questions, 2 edition

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Sep 112019
 

Features
• Complies with the latest AHA guidelines
• Covers all topics necessary to be certified in ACLS including respiratory arrest, symptomatic bradycardia, acute stroke, and more
• Includes comprehensive ACLS Algorithms, tables, images and other visual tools.
• Review Questions
• Save on ACLS certification when you certify online through National Health Care Provider Solution. Discount code included in your purchase.

*NEW UPDATES TO ACLS PROVIDER HANDBOOK *
NHCPS recently released an updated version of their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Handbook that includes several constructive improvements to an already exceptional handbook. A few of these key features include: elimination of all formatting/sizing issues, enhanced algorithms, and improved overall quality and content of the information presented throughout. With these updates, NHCPS proudly offers one of the most effective and user-friendly ACLS Provider Handbooks on the market.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Handbook, presented by National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS), is a comprehensive resource intended for health care professionals currently enrolled in an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification or Recertification Course. It serves as the primary training material for ACLS Certification and Recertification courses provided by National Health Care Provider Solutions (www.nhcps.com). Although it is predominantly intended for use during certification courses, the handbook was also created to serve as daily reference material for both health care professionals and non-health care professionals alike.

Information covered in the handbook includes proper procedures and recommended instructions for multiple emergency scenarios, including respiratory arrest, symptomatic bradycardia, acute stroke and more. Full-page, comprehensive ACLS Algorithms, tables, images and other visual tools are spread throughout the handbook. All material included in this handbook are delivered in a manner intended to enhance learning in the most comprehensive and convenient way possible.

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Physical Virology: Virus Structure and Mechanics

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Sep 112019
 


This book explores a new challenge in virology: to understand how physical properties of virus particles (virions) and viruses (infected cells) affect the course of an infection. Insights from the emerging field of physical virology will contribute to understanding of the physical nature of viruses and cells, and will open new ways for anti-viral interference.
Nine chapters and an editorial written by physicists, chemists, biologists and computational experts describe how virions serve as trail blazers in uncharted territory of cells. The authors outline how particles change in composition as they interact with host cells. Such virus dynamics are crucial for virus entry into cells and infection. It influences the modern concepts of virus-host interactions, viral lineages and evolution.

The volume gives numerous up-to-date examples of modern virology and provides a fascinating read for researchers, clinicians and students in the field of infectious diseases.

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Clinical Electroencephalography

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Sep 112019
 

This book describes the developments and improvements in electroencephalography (EEG). In recent years, digital technology has replaced analog equipments, and it is now possible to easily record and store EEG tracings and to quickly recall previously acquired material for subsequent analysis. In addition, not only static figures, but also electronic supplementary materials can be included in books, enabling EEGs to be viewed in real-time.
In clinical practice, EEG still represents the most important functional examination in the study CNS development and its anatomical and physiological integrity throughout life. In the pathological context, EEG provides indispensable diagnostic information for classification of epileptic syndromes, and it is also valuable in all the other CNS diseases (infectious, cerebrovascular, neurodegenerative, etc).
Furthermore, monitoring EEG can be widely used in emergency settings, such as emergency departments or intensive care units. In comatose patients, EEG provides information regarding prognosis and evaluation of the sedative effect of anesthetic drugs.
Written by a group of leading national and international experts, it offers a substantial, yet practical, EEG compendium, which serves as a reference resource for physicians and neurodiagnostic technologists as well as physicians-in-training, researchers, practicing electroencephalographers and students.

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Collaborative Problem Solving: An Evidence-Based Approach to Implementation and Practice

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Sep 112019
 


The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach is a revolutionary, evidence-based practice for understanding and helping behaviorally challenging children and adolescents. The technique itself is a non-punitive, non-adversarial, trauma-informed model of care designed by the Think:Kids initiative within Massachusetts General Hospital, the top psychiatric hospital in the United States.
The philosophy acknowledges that challenging behaviors in children―including tantrums, pouting, violent outburst, lack of engagement and others―is not “bratty,” but the child is lacking the skills appropriately respond to an expectation of an adult. Since the child’s brain has not developed the communication functions that adults have, this “bad behavior” is really a way for them to communicate that they are struggling. Punishing them is the worst course of action because in reality, such an action causes them to withdraw and develop negative emotions. These negative effects are often carried throughout an individual’s life if not appropriately managed. The CPS approach, therefore, meets behaviorally challenged children at their level and helps them build the skills to respond appropriately. This is the opposite of the traditional, punitive approach, which is harmful to a child who really needs compassion.
Since 2001 when its implementation began across the United States, this evidence-based approach has met with great success; apart from individual patients and families, schools, law enforcement agencies, social workers, and a wide range of individuals and intuitions have adopted this method with great success and could serve as an excellent secondary market for a resource like this. New York State’s and California’s Department of Education have both report positive results, for example. The top researchers in this field have given lectures and articles that have had an overwhelming response, with many mental health and para-professionals reaching out to Think:kids in search of more guidance on the subject; despite this, no such resource exists.
This book will be the first to systematically describe the key components necessary to ensure successful implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) across mental health settings, including private practice, medical schools, large hospitals and research settings, therapeutic school settings, social work settings, and many others. A secondary audience includes non-mental health professionals who may also manage behaviors, including educators, law enforcement, administrators, and others. The reader will gain a concrete framework that will support their task of implementing this approach within their program, organization, and/or system of care.

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Outpatient Regenerative Medicine: Fat Injection and PRP as Minor Office-based Procedures

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Sep 112019
 


This book is unique in focusing expressly on regenerative medicine in the aesthetic field. With the aid of more than 400 color pictures, it provides step-by-step descriptions of procedures that can be performed easily in the private practice. The number of people pursuing anti-aging and cosmetic procedures in order to achieve a youthful, healthy, or simply improved aspect is continually increasing.
At the same time the available techniques and materials have undergone rapid innovation in terms of both safety and quality. The practitioner no longer looks just at the correction or camouflage of an unwanted feature but rather also aims to address the aging process itself. Regenerative medicine appears to provide a unique and unlimited opportunity in this context. Autologous fat grafting, adipose-derived stem cells, and autologous platelet-rich plasma represent just some of the attractive options that can be used for volume restoration and facial rejuvenation.

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Medical Student Well-Being: An Essential Guide

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Sep 112019
 

This book tackles the most common challenges that medical students experience that lead to burnout in medical school by carefully presenting guidelines for assessment, management, clinical pearls, and resources for further references. Written by national leaders in medical student wellness from around the country, this book presents the first model of care for combating one of the most serious problems in medicine. Each chapter is concise and follows a consistent format for readability. This book addresses many topics, including general mental health challenges, addiction, mindfulness, exercise, relationships and many more of the important components that go into the making of a doctor.
Medical Student Well-being is a vital resource for all professionals seeking to address physician wellness within medical schools, including medical students, medical education professionals, psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, hospitalists, residents, and psychologists.

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