Part of the Monographs in Cardiac Surgery Series – Introducing ‘basic science into the cardiac operating room’. Fast systematic review of small areas of cardiac surgery including up-to-date information. This will allow more rapid publication than the alternative cardiac surgery ‘tomes’. This entry into the series will provide readers with a complete review of the current understanding in brain injury and the methods used to avoid or limit its effects on patient morbidity and mortality.
A comprehensive review of all the latest developments in cardiac electrophysiology, focusing on both the clinical and experimental aspects of ventricular repolarization, including newly discovered clinical repolarization syndromes, electrocardiographic phenomena, and their correlation with the most recent advances in basic science. The authors illuminate the basic electrophysiologic, molecular, and pharmacologic mechanisms underlying ventricular repolarization, relate them to specific disease conditions, and examine the future of antiarrhythmic drug development based on both molecular and electrophysiological properties. They also fully review the clinical presentation and management of specific cardiac repolarization conditions.
Written and edited by internationally recognized leaders in the field, the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Oncology has been fully revised and updated, taking into consideration the advancements in each of the major therapeutic areas, and representing the multidisciplinary management of cancer.
Structured in six sections, the book provides an accessible scientific basis to the key topics of oncology, examining how cancer cells grow and function, as well as discussing the aetiology of cancer, and the general principles governing modern approaches to oncology treatment. The book examines the challenges presented by the treatment of cancer on a larger scale within population groups, and the importance of recognising and supporting the needs of individual patients, both during and after treatment.
A series of disease-oriented, case-based chapters, ranging from acute leukaemia to colon cancer, highlight the various approaches available for managing the cancer patient, including the translational application of cancer science in order to personalise treatment. The advice imparted in these cases has relevance worldwide, and reflects a modern approach to cancer care.
The Oxford Textbook of Oncology provides a comprehensive account of the multiple aspects of best practice in the discipline, making it an indispensable resource for oncologists of all grades and subspecialty interests.
In recent decades, we have seen five perilous and interlocking trends dominate global discourse: irreversible climate change, extreme food and water shortages, rising chronic illnesses, and rampant obesity. Why can’t we make any progress in counteracting these problems despite vast expenditures of intellectual, institutional, and social capital? What makes these global emergencies the “wicked problems” that resist our best efforts and only grow more daunting?
Daniel Callahan, noted author and the nation’s preeminent scholar in bioethics, examines these global problems and shines a light on the institutions, practices, and actors that block major change. We see partisan political and ideological forces, old-fashioned hucksters, and trumped-up scientific disagreements but also the problem of modern progress itself. Obesity, anthropogenic climate change, degenerative diseases, ecological degradation, and global famine are often the unintended consequences of unchecked industrial growth, insatiable eating habits, and technologically extended life spans. Only through well-crafted political, regulatory, industrial, and cultural counterstrategies can we change enough minds to check these threats. With big thinking on issues that are usually evaluated separately, this book is sure to scramble partisan divides and provoke unusual, heated debate.
How do people perceive time? This book presents a wealth of contemporary and classical research, including some of the history and philosophy of time perception. Influential internal clock-based models of time perception receive an in-depth but non-technical introduction and discussion. The role of cognition and emotion in perceiving time is also explored, as well as questions derived from time experience in daily life, such as why time seems to pass more quickly in one situation rather than another. Classical and modern research on timing in children is reviewed, as well as work on time perception and time experience in older people. Leading recent models of animal timing are also discussed in a non-mathematical way.
“Morphine,” writes Richard J. Miller, “is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered.” So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. “Whatever advances are made in medicine,” Miller adds, “nothing could really be more important than that.” And yet, when it comes to mind-altering substances, morphine is only a cc or two in a vast river that flows through human civilization, ranging LSD to a morning cup of tea.
In DRUGGED, Miller takes readers on an eye-opening tour of psychotropic drugs, describing the various kinds, how they were discovered and developed, and how they have played multiple roles in virtually every culture. The vast scope of chemicals that cross the blood-brain barrier boggle the very brain they reach: cannabis and cocaine, antipsychotics and antidepressants, alcohol, amphetamines, and Ecstasy-and much more. Literate and wide-ranging, Miller weaves together science and history, telling the story of the undercover theft of 20,000 tea plants from China by a British spy, for example, the European discovery of coffee and chocolate, and how James Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous man of letters, first isolated the alkaloid we now know as caffeine. Miller explains what scientists know-and don’t-about the impact of each drug on the brain, down to the details of neurotransmitters and their receptors. He clarifies the differences between morphine and heroin, mescaline and LSD, and other similar substances. Drugged brims with surprises, revealing the fact that antidepressant drugs evolved from the rocket fuel that shot V2 rockets into London during World War II, highlighting the role of hallucinogens in the history of religion, and asking whether Prozac can help depressed cats.
Entertaining and authoritative, Drugged is a truly fascinating book.
By (author): Juris Klonovs, Mohammad A. Haque, Volker Krueger, Kamal Nasrollahi, Karen Andersen-Ranberg, Thomas B. Moeslund, Erika G. Spaich
This book summarizes various approaches for the automatic detection of health threats to older patients at home living alone. The text begins by briefly describing those who would most benefit from healthcare supervision. The book then summarizes possible scenarios for monitoring an older patient at home, deriving the common functional requirements for monitoring technology. Next, the work identifies the state of the art of technological monitoring approaches that are practically applicable to geriatric patients. A survey is presented on a range of such interdisciplinary fields as smart homes, telemonitoring, ambient intelligence, ambient assisted living, gerontechnology, and aging-in-place technology. The book discusses relevant experimental studies, highlighting the application of sensor fusion, signal processing and machine learning techniques. Finally, the text discusses future challenges, offering a number of suggestions for further research directions.
By (author): Eugene Toy, Donald Briscoe, Bruce Britton, Joel John Heidelbaugh
REAL-LIFE CASES FOR THE FAMILY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP
You need exposure to high-yield cases to excel in the family medicine clerkship and on the shelf exam. Case Files® Family Medicine presents 60 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in family medicine. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions. With this system, you’ll learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts.
·60 cases with USMLE-style questions help you master core competencies to excel in the clerkship and ace the shelf exams
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By (author): Christopher J., M.D. Hartnick, Christopher J. Hartnick
Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery – Pediatric Otolaryngology is part of a multi-volume textbook covering basic and clinical science across the entire field of otolaryngology. Volumes in the set include; otology, neurotology and skull-based surgery; rhinology, allergy and immunology; facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; laryngology and head and neck surgery. The full set is enhanced by over 5000 full colour images and illustrations, spanning nearly 6000 pages, complete with a comprehensive index on DVD. Edited by Robert T Sataloff from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, this volume includes contributions from internationally recognised experts in otolaryngology, ensuring authoritative content throughout. Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery – Pediatric Otolaryngology is an indispensable, in-depth guide to the field for all otolaryngology practitioners. Key Points * Textbook of paediatric otolaryngology, part of six-volume set covering the entire field of otolaryngology * Volumes include otology/neurotology, rhinology, plastic surgery, laryngology, head and neck surgery, and paediatric otolaryngology * Over 5000 full colour images and illustrations across six volumes * Edited by Robert T Sataloff, with contributions from internationally recognised otolaryngology experts
Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery – Head & Neck Surgery is part of a multi-volume textbook covering basic and clinical science across the entire field of otolaryngology. Volumes in the set include; otology, neurotology and skull-based surgery; rhinology, allergy and immunology; facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; laryngology and paediatric otolaryngology. The full set is enhanced by over 5000 full colour images and illustrations, spanning nearly 6000 pages, complete with a comprehensive index on DVD. Edited by Robert T Sataloff from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, this volume includes contributions from internationally recognised experts in otolaryngology, ensuring authoritative content throughout. Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery – Head & Neck Surgery is an indispensable, in-depth guide to the field for all otolaryngology practitioners. Key Points * Textbook of head and neck surgery, part of six-volume set covering the entire field of otolaryngology * Volumes include otology/neurotology, rhinology, plastic surgery, laryngology, and paediatric otolaryngology * Over 5000 full colour images and illustrations across six volumes * Edited by Robert T Sataloff, with contributions from internationally recognised otolaryngology experts