Oct 112014
 


Maternal-Fetal Medicine Evidence-Based Guidelines reviews the evidence for best practice in maternal-fetal medicine. It presents the reader with the right information, in the right format, by summarizing evidence in easy-to-use tables and algorithms.

Each guideline is designed to "make it easy to do it right", with appropriate use of proven interventions and no use of harmful interventions. Plenty of evidence is available so that well-informed clinicians can reduce errors, so that the first aim is ultimately to improve the health of mother and fetus by providing quality care.
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Oct 112014
 

Get ahead! SPECIALTIES 250 SBAs for Finals (Paperback)

By (author): Fiona Bach, Elizabeth Mills, Peter Cartledge, Hannah Roberts

Get ahead! is a brand new essential revision series for medical and surgical finals. Each title contains practice questions similar to those you can expect in the real exam. The series stands out in its use of subject summaries that include all the detail you would need from a larger textbook - but we've waived the waffle! If you are looking for a comprehensive, reliable, effective revision aid, then look no further than Get ahead!

Features of Get ahead! SPECIALTIES: 250 SBAs for Finals

  • Covers paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, and psychiatry
  • 250 SBA themes over five practice papers
  • Questions written in a similar style to the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSC-AA) bank
  • Includes harder stems suitable for students aiming for honours
  • Full explanatory answers, including succinct subject summaries
  • Eponymous details and derivatives for added interest
  • Also suitable for PLAB candidates
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Oct 112014
 

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Paperback)

By (author): Peter H. Gilligan, Daniel S. Shapiro, Melissa B. Miller

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases challenges students to develop a working knowledge of the variety of microorganisms that cause infections in humans. This valuable, interactive text will help them better understand the clinical importance of the basic science concepts presented in medical microbiology or infectious disease courses.

The cases are presented as “unknowns” and represent actual case presentations of patients the authors have encountered. Each case is accompanied by several questions to test knowledge in four broad areas including the organism’s characteristics and laboratory diagnosis; pathogenesis and clinical characteristics of the infection; epidemiology; and prevention and, in some cases, drug resistance and treatment.

This new fourth edition includes:

  • an entirely new section, “Advanced Cases,” which includes newly recognized disease agents as well as highly complex cases where the interaction of the immune system and human pathogens can be more closely examined
  • a revised “Primer on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases” section that reflects the increasing importance of molecular-based assays
  • Forty-two new cases that explore the myriad advances in the study of infectious disease in the past decade
  • Thirty-two updated cases that reflect the current state of the art as it relates to the organism causing the infection

This textbook also include specific tools to assist students in solving the cases, including a table of normal values, glossary of medical terms, and figures illustrating microscopic organism morphology, laboratory tests, and clinical symptoms. Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is a proven resource for preparing for Part I of the National Board of Medical Examiners Exam and an excellent reference for infectious disease rotations.

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Oct 112014
 

Get Through Mrcp (Paperback)

By (author): Rajeez; Wadhera, Monal; Bovill, Inaki; Beck, Eric Gulati

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Oct 112014
 

Get Through Primary FRCA: SBAs (Paperback)

By (author): Desikan Rangarajan, Mandeep Phull, Vinodkumar Patil

With 300 brand new single best answer questions and reasoned answers, this comprehensive revision guide provides the candidate with the definitive, revision resource for the newly introduced inclusion of SBA questions as part of the Primary FRCA examination.

• Test yourself with 300 brand new revision questions and answers in the SBA format of the revised Primary FRCA examination.
• Learn through selecting the most appropriate answers.
• Questions are organised randomly to provide 10 sets of 30 SBAs practice papers, providing realistic and concentrated exam practice.

Written by an experienced author team that has extensive knowledge of the exam through its role teaching Primary FRCA courses, this title is currently one of the only SBA revision guides on the market, in keeping with the new format of the examination.

Get Through Primary FRCA: SBAs is essential reading and revision material for postgraduate candidates preparing for the written part of the Primary FRCA examination.
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Oct 112014
 


The FRCS examination is the last hurdle on the road to independent practice as a consultant surgeon in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The voce viva portion of the exam can be particularly challenging for candidates who must demonstrate not only their knowledge of various surgical topics, but also their reasoning and decision-making abilities.

Cracking the Intercollegiate General Surgery FRCS Viva: A Revision Guide provides the framework and knowledge to pass the non-subspecialty sections of the FRCS (General Surgery) viva and clinical examination. This comprehensive revision text covers all essential topics in critical care, emergency and general surgery as well as critical appraisal of research papers, basic statistics and data manipulation for the academic section.

Highlights:

  • Layout: A unique approach recreates the structure and content of each individual viva

  • Past questions: Actual viva questions pooled from successful FRCS candidates are included so you know what worked

  • Contributors: Insight from experienced clinicians who have trained in the UK higher surgical training system

This essential revision guide provides you with the vital points for each topic, presented in a concise, structured manner and referenced where appropriate. It is essential reading for anyone preparing for the FRCS General Surgery exam.

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Oct 102014
 

Get Through Primary FRCA: MTFs (Paperback)

By (author): James Day, Amy Thomson, Tamsin McAllister

With 300 brand new multiple true-false (MTF) questions and reasoned answers, Get Through Primary FRCA: MTFs, along with the companion SBA volume, provides candidates with the definitive revision resource for this challenging examination.

  • Includes 300 brand new MTF questions, providing up-to-date practice for the latest format of the examination
  • Questions fully cover the Primary FRCA curriculum for comprehensive revision
  • Detailed answer explanations ensure thorough randdetailed practice
  • Questions are randomized, providing practice test formats that are realistic to the actual exam

Written by an expert team of Anaesthesia authors and edited by Nawal Bahal, an experienced teacher, editor for the examdoctor FRCA question bank and author of Get Through Final FRCA: MCQs, this book is essential reading for postgraduate candidates preparing for the written part of the Primary FRCA examination.

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Oct 102014
 

Get Through Trauma Examinations (Paperback)

By (author): Saran Shantikumar, Andrew Paul Monk, James Wigley

Providing over 150 single best answer questions, this comprehensive question and answer guide provides candidates with the practice material necessary to successfully pass trauma examinations such as the ATLS or EMST.

• The only SBA practice question title specifically for trauma examination revision

• Detailed answer explanations ensure thorough understanding of trauma procedures
• Written by a team of knowledgeable authors in trauma and surgery who all have first-hand experience of trauma examinations

Get Through Trauma Examinations is essential reading and revision material for postgraduate candidates preparing for these specialist courses and exams, as well as nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers using these practices on a daily basis.

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Oct 102014
 


Are you new to clinical teaching and looking for practical advice? Would you like to challenge and improve your current teaching style? Do you want to direct change in teaching practice within a department or institution?

If your answer to any of the above is yes, then Making Sense of Clinical Teaching is the resource for you. It offers the novice and more experienced teacher concise advice in how to pinpoint and build upon existing strengths, address areas where confidence is lacking, develop mentoring skills, challenge existing practice, and influence strategic developments. Making Sense of Clinical Teaching will enable you to:

  • Add new skills to your teaching repertoire
  • Stimulate your creative thinking
  • Challenge current practice and facilitate the development of new strategies
  • Improve your coaching and mentoring skills and ultimately meet the needs of your students and improve their learning experience
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Oct 102014
 


This is the first textbook linking the two disciplines of dermatology and infectious diseases. As the number of elderly, AIDS, transplant, and cancer surviving patients continues to rapidly increase worldwide, all medical personnel need to be able to rapidly recognize and treat infections. The skin is the most easily accessed and monitored of all organs and is often the first sign of infection. Knowledge of the integument's link to infection is a must for the modern medical nurse, nurse practitioner, medical student, resident, and practitioner. To accomplish these goals, the text features authors from around the world who are considered experts in their various fields of expertise. The book is organized into types of infections, locations in the integument, and specific subpopulations of patients at risk and regional variations of infections.
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