This collection of 60 cases covers the clinically relevant physiology topics that first- and second-year medical students need to know for a first-year physiology course and for USMLE Step 1. Organized by body system, the book presents case studies with questions and problems, followed by complete explanations and solutions including diagrams, graphs, and charts. This edition includes four new cases and more illustrations and flowcharts. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable online text
This dissection manual has been written with the objectives of describing the gross and endoscopic sinus anatomy, and to act as a step-by-step guide for those who are learning endoscopic sinus surgery. The manual describes sequential steps in performing sinus dissection and offers tips on instrument handling techniques that will help surgeons avoid complications
Manual/atlas illustrates an anatomically based, stepwise approach for learning to perform endoscopic sinus surgery. This technique is used at the University of Miami, Florida and combines all the best attributes of prior methodologies. Abundant half-tone illustrations are included. CD-ROM contains text and illustrations
A well-illustrated quick-reference guide to the complete management of emergent medical problems occurring in women. Formatted to lead the clinician from signs and symptoms to differential diagnosis. Includes a bulleted list of high-yield key facts at the start of each chapter and highlighted diagnostic and treatment guidelines.
THE ONLY TEXT THAT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES OB/GYN PROBLEMS FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT’S PERSPECTIVE!
Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies is designed to quickly provide practical advice on the emergency care of the pregnant patient, PLUS how to provide emergency gynecologic care to children, adolescents, and women of all ages.
UNIQUELY ORGANIZED BY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS AND AGE GROUP!
The book’s distinctive format logically organizes information first by age group, and second, according to signs and symptoms. Within these groups, the authors discuss those disorders common to the age group. Bulleted, high-yield facts begin each chapter, and diagnostic and treatment guidelines quickly locate essential how to information.
Pregnant patient: Coverage includes: transfer and transport of the pregnant patient, ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders, diabetes, emergency management of preterm labor, abnormal bleeding, safe use of radiologic procedures during pregnancy, abdominal pain and surgical complications, drug use in pregnancy and lactation, management of trauma, and much more.
Pediatric and adolescent patients: Learn the best techniques for pelvic examination; manage cases of sexual assault and abuse; read about the most common gynecologic and urinary problems.
Women of reproductive age: Discover a practical approach to abdominal and pelvic pain and pelvic masses in the emergency department; learn more about common breast disorders management; diagnose and treat STDs and pelvic inflammatory disease; find out practical approaches to managing complications of gynecologic procedures.
Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies provides leading edge, evidence-based information to quickly guide you to an accurate differential diagnosis and effective management strategy. It is essential reading for any clinician working in the emergent care environment
Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd Edition offers the most up-to-date, user-friendly guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of heart and vascular disease and will be relevant to the practice of every cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, diabetologist, cardiac radiologist and any physician who manages cardiac patients. The book and DVD package is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cardiovascular medicine from cardiac signs and symptoms and the full range of cardiac imaging techniques through management of peripheral vascular disease and the genetic basis for cardiovascular disease to preventive cardiology.
Drs James Willerson, Jay Cohn, Hein Wellens, David Holmes – and over 150 world authorities – offer their decades of scientific and clinical experience. One of the main features of the book is the consistent chapter organization relevant to modern cardiovascular practice, clear design and engaging text that includes specific features such as tables, lists and treatment boxes that are designed to allow easy access to key information. The reader will have all the guidance to diagnose and manage the full range of cardiovascular conditions in one textbook resource, while also benefiting from access to additional video material from the integral DVD-ROM.
More than 1800 illustrations – including a wealth of color Doppler, nuclear and CT imaging, surgical and pathological images – clarify complex principles and help in the understanding of the subtleties of technique and their application, so that they can be quickly and easily implemented into the reader’s practice.
Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd Edition is the premier resource of its kind, advancing readers’ knowledge and stimulating further study in cardiovascular medicine. New to the third edition are:
- Expanded coverage of the coronary heart disease syndromes; congestive heart failure; arrhythmias; pacing; sudden death; lipid management (including clinical results), and a completely revised and updated section on noninvasive imaging.
- An updated review of the mechanisms, recognition, and treatment of aortic coronary syndromes – plus updates on the results of the most recent clinical trials with antithrombotic interventions.
- New chapters to elucidate the uses of invasive and non-invasive cardiac imaging with greater emphasis on the role of cardiac imaging within cardiovascular medicine.
- The latest knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for congestive heart failure and its treatment including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists, mechanical assist devices and transplantation.
- The most current information on current clinical drug trials for the treatment of stable and unstable angina, as well as the latest in arrhythmia development and modern therapy.
- The DVD-ROM contains video imagery for selected chapters, the full text of the book plus an interactive heart sounds presentation. This contains over 100 individual heart sounds with correlated videos and imaging and a full narrative
This compact guide to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging incorporates the most common techniques with easy-to-follow step-by-step protocols. Physicians and technicians alike get quick access to the information they need at the point of exam. Features include:
This easy-to-use reference is the most practical guide for accessing information on all stages of the cardiac MRI exam, from graphical prescription and protocol selection to imaging troubleshooting and interpretation
THE CLINICAL USE OF BLOOD HANDBOOK provides a handy guide to the appropriate use of blood and blood products for prescribers of blood at all levels of the healthcare system. It is designed to provide a quick reference to transfusion, particularly when an urgent clinical decision is required. It summarizes key information from a more extensive module of learning material: The clinical Use of Blood Manual. The handbook introduces the principles of the appropriate use of blood and blood products and outlines the characteristics and indications for use of intravenous replacement fluids, whole blood, blood components and plasma derivatives. It provides a detailed guide to clinical transfusion procedures and the recognition and management of transfusion reactions. Comprehensive guidance is given on transfusion and alternatives to transfusion in the areas of general medicine, obstetrics, paediatrics and neonatology, surgery and anaesthesia, trauma and acute surgery, and burns. Key points, tables and algorithms are highlighted for easy reference and a comprehensive index is included
Consumer demand is creating rapid growth in the functional foods market – a market soon to reach $20 billion worldwide. As a result, the food industry has stepped up the development of functional lipids. These lipids impart health benefits when consumed and also impact food product functionalities. While many books have touched on the correlation between dietary lipids and health, there has not been a single-source guide specifically devoted to functional lipids – until now.
The Handbook of Functional Lipids is a comprehensive reference that illustrates the science and applications of lipids in foods. The editor has divided the text into four parts for easy reference regarding topics that: explore the isolation, production, and concentration of functional lipids; explain how lipids provide food functionality; determine how lipids are engaged in health and nutritional functionality; and examine the role of biotechnology in functional lipids and discern their market potential.
These sections synthesize the collaborative efforts of international experts at the forefront of lipid science and technology. They provide in-depth treatment for each subject in a straightforward and easy to read manner, making the Handbook of Functional Lipids a must-have resource for those interested in this rapidly growing field.
Features -Provides a thorough discussion of the broad spectrum of topics related to lipid functionality, science, and applicability
-Focuses on essential lipid elements including structured and marine lipids, gamma linolenic and omega-3 fatty acids, trans-free lipids, and the purification of fatty acids
-Delineates the health benefits of specific lipids in relation to food functionality
-Contains the latest references and areas of research interest
Designed for portability and quick reference on the wards and in other clinical settings, this handbook presents the essentials of Merritt’s Neurology, Eleventh Edition. The handbook follows the text chapter by chapter, presenting key information on signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and neurologic disorders in an easy-to-scan numbered-list format. This pocket-sized reference is perfect for students, residents, and practitioners who need the clinical information from Merritt’s in a format that is practical for on-the-spot consultation. This edition features new chapters on endovascular surgical neuroradiology and on psychiatric conditions–schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety, and somatoform disorders. Other new chapters cover disorders of DNA translation, pachymeningitis, and Hashimoto encephalopathy
Preparing for the USMLE can be a stressful and time consuming task for any medical student. The key elements of a successful review program are clarity, brevity and memory-assisting consistency. The author of Passing the USMLE: Clinical Knowledge has taken great pains to distill an ocean of knowledge down to the fundamental clinical applications of patient care. Covering internal medicine, dermatology, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, pediatrics and psychology, a wealth of high yield information is presented so the reader takes away as much as possible from every word, every sentence, and every minute spent studying. Passing the USMLE: Clinical Knowledge is illustrated throughout with full color photographs and illustrations
The easiest and most trusted way to learn the clinical application of pharmacokinetics
The most current, hands-on book in the field, Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics gives you clear and useful coverage of drug dosing and drug monitoring that no other text can match. It offers the latest standardized techniques and approaches to patient-specific dosing plus new information on more recent pharmacokinetically monitored drugs.
Written by a nationally recognized authority in pharmacokinetics, Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics provides essential information covered in pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, and clinical pharmacy courses. It can be also be used as a clinical refresher to brush up on key concepts and procedures.
- NEW! High-yield sections on dosing strategies in all chapters .
- NEW! Up-to-date, ready-to-use information on monitored drugs .
- Valuable coverage of drug dosing in special populations, including patients with renal and hepatic disease, obesity, and congestive heart failure and patients on dialysis.
- All the information that you need on drug categories such as antibiotics, cardiovascular agents, anticonvulsants, and immunosuppressants.
- Tools that simplify learning throughout, such as an introductory chapter on clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic concepts, examples of calculations, and problems with answers and explanations at the end of each chapter
Putting pharmacokinetics into practice, this timely and comprehensive text delivers the latest procedures and data on today’s drugs and patient-specific dosing.
* The best guide to pharmacokinetics for real-life pharmacy practice
*Ideal for students, pharmacists, and other clinicians who want clear, useful, and up-to-date coverage of the latest standardized techniques and most recent pharmacokinetically monitored drugs
*Essential topics for pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, and clinical pharmacy courses or can be used in a self-directed manner to self-teach or review important concepts and techniques
*Inside: essential information on approaches to drug-dosing and monitoring in individual patients, including the latest data on serum concentrations, written by a nationally recognized leader in pharmacokinetics
The most up-to-date and practical text in the field, Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics features–
*Clear, useful coverage of drug dosing and drug monitoring today
*Focus on the latest standardized techniques and approaches to patient-specific dosing
*Up-to-date information on more recently monitored drugs
*Essential information on drug dosing in special populations, including patients with renal and hepatic disease, obesity, and congestive heart failure
*All the information practitioners need on drug categories such as antibiotics, cardiovascular agents, anticonvulsants, and immunosuppressants
*Full coverage of drugs such as Aminoglycosides, Vancomycin, Digoxin, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Theophylline, Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus, and Lithium
*Clear and concise summary of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic concepts
*Practical help with calculations and equations
*50 useful charts and illustrations
*18 chapters that provide needed hands-on guidance in techniques, procedures, and approaches
*Tools that make learning and use easier, including a principle-clarifying introductory chapter, examples of calculations, and questions and answers to test your understanding
A clear, concise introduction to modern pharmacology, this valuable and popular book – now in its 4th edition – reflects the most up-to-date drug information in the field. Arithmetic and the calculation of drug dosages are reviewed as well as material on the nursing process as it applies to the management of pharmacologic agents. “Introductory Clinical Pharmacology” examines all major drug classifications and the general principles of drug administration and dosages. Chapters are divided into drug sections, drug uses, and adverse reactions associated with the administration of a particular pharmacologic agent. The nursing process applicable to the administration of a specific class or type of drug is presented after the discussion of each class or type of drug. Drugs included in each chapter are represented by a summary drug table. Concise and easy-to-understand explanations stress nursing responsibilities for administration, and the importance of patient teaching as a significant factor in patient compliance with the therapeutic regimen. Nursing diagnoses identify patient problems applicable to the drug being administered. Special features of this book include drug chapters ordered by drug classification instead of body system; learning objectives indicated at the beginning of each chapter; each drug class discussed in terms of its actions, uses, adverse reactions, and nursing process; expanded nursing process sections; nursing diagnosis sections which include patient teaching information under “knowledge deficit” in bulleted lists; and summary drug tables in each chapter which list generic and trade drug names, uses, adverse reactions, and usual dosage ranges
The undisputed leader in medical pharmacology, without equal. Updated to reflect all critical new developments in drug action and drug-disease interaction. This is the desert island book of all medical pharmacology if you can own just one pharmacology book, this is it.
There are few technical books that remain in a leadership position for 65 years. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics is one. Physicians, teachers, and medical students have voted for Goodman And Gilman with their feet and with their pocketbooks for over six decades. The question is not whether this is an important and useful text, but why?…While Goodman And Gilman is no quick-read, it is surprisingly clearly written, logical and interesting
This is the textbook for undergraduate pharmacists which takes an integrated approach to the pathophysiological and pharmacotherapeutic principles underlying the treatment of disease. This new edition of “Pathology and Therapeutics for Pharmacists” has been completely revised and updated to reflect advances in therapeutic practice and in the understanding of many disease states. Taking an integrated approach to the pathophysiological and pharmacotherapeutic principles underlying the treatment of disease, it is based on many years’ experience of teaching one of the pioneering undergraduate clinical pharmacy courses in the UK. “Pathology and Therapeutics for Pharmacists” is an essential textbook for undergraduate pharmacists and should be of considerable interest to practising pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Changes to the third edition include: a new chapter on haematological disease; incorporation of evidence based national and international therapeutic guidelines; the addition of thyroid disease in the endocrine chapter; a thoroughly revised chapter on pathological processes; and, re-ordered chapters to reflect British National Formulary sequence
University of Chieti, Italy. Atlas presents the anatomy of the temporal bone. Outlined text offers anatomy of temporal bone, transmastoid approaches, transotic approach, middle cranial fossa approaches, translabyrinethine approaches, and more. Features more than 530 full-color illustrations, step-by-step guides, and more. For surgeons. DNLM: Temporal Bone-surgery
This book provides a review of image analysis techniques as they are applied in the field of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine. Driven in part by the remarkable increase in computing power and its ready and inexpensive availability, this is a relatively new yet rapidly expanding field. Likewise, although the use of radionuclides for diagnosis and therapy has origins dating back almost to the discovery of natural radioactivity itself, radionuclide therapy and, in particular, targeted radionuclide therapy has only recently emerged as a promising approach for therapy of cancer and, to a lesser extent, other diseases. As effort has, therefore, been made to place the reviews provided in this book in a broader context. The effort to do this is reflected by the inclusion of introductory chapters that address basic principles of nuclear medicine imaging, followed by overview of issues that are closely related to quantitative nuclear imaging and its potential role in diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
The different chapters discuss the basic principles and various steps required for obtaining quantitatively accurate data from nuclear medicine images including data collection methods and algorithms used to correct them for physical degrading factors (e.g. collimator response, attenuation, scatter, partial volume effect), and image reconstruction algorithms (analytic, iterative) as well as image processing and analysis techniques as their clinical and research applications in neurology, cardiology and oncology. Some algorithms are described and illustrated with some useful features and clinical applications. Other potential applications of quantitative image analysis such as image-guided radiation therapy are also discussed
In nuclear medicine, as in all areas of imaging, the boundaries between the responsibilities of different professional groups are becoming blurred. The strength of this team of authors is that it includes representatives of all the specialties likely to be involved in providing a nuclear cardiology service, and interest can be expected from radiographers and imaging technicians, radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians, clinical scientists and cardiologists. Although it will be predominantly a ‘how to’ book, it will also act as an ideal introduction to MPS for junior radiologists, cardiologists and nuclear medicine physicians, as well as trainee clinical scientists, radiographers and imaging technicians
Nuclear cardiology is no longer a medical discipline residing solely in nuclear medicine. This is the first book to recognize this fact by integrating in-depth information from both the clinical cardiology and nuclear cardiology literature, and acknowledging cardiovascular medicine as the fundamental knowledge base needed for the practice of nuclear cardiology. The book is designed to increase the practitioner’s knowledge of cardiovascular medicine, thereby enhancing the quality of interpretations through improved accuracy and clinical relevance.The text is divided into four sections covering all major topics in cardiology and nuclear cardiology:
- Basic Sciences and Cardiovascular Diseases
- Conventional Diagnostic Modalities
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Management of Cardiovascular Diseases
Based on a groundbreaking NIH symposium sponsored by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, this source will stand as the first all-inclusive guide to the targeted molecular imaging of the cardiovascular system. With color throughout, and packaged with a user-friendly CD-ROM, this source will cover new methods for the analysis and management of cardiovascular pathophysiological processes and probe new technologies to analyze cardiovascular receptors, reporter probes and gene expression, vascular structures, and biological processes that affect the heart and associated vessels
This book and supporting CD are part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide medical professionals with the latest information about the understanding, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases.
Non-invasive imaging is developing a frantic pace and is being implemented more and more in the diagnostic and prognostic work-up of patients with heart disease. this volume provides insight into the use of different imaging modalities in clinical settings, focusing on frequently observed diseases, rather than the imaging modalities themselves.
This logical approach provides basic information on the relevance of each imaging modality in these various diseases, and then highlights each one in a clinical case that all cardiologists will frequently encounter.
Cardiovascular imaging: An handbook for clinical practice is an essential contribution to your collection
Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics provides an excellent introduction to the basic concepts of the daunting area of nuclear physics. Logically structured and clearly written, this is the book of choice for anyone entering the field of nuclear medicine, including nuclear medicine residents and fellows, cardiac nuclear medicine fellows and nuclear medicine technology students. The text is also a handy quick-reference guide for those already working in the field of nuclear physics.
This new edition provides a basic introduction to nuclear physics and the interactions of radiation and matter. The authors also provide comprehensive coverage of instrumentation and imaging, with separate chapters devoted to SPECT, PET, and PET/CT. Discussion of radiation biology, radiation safety and care of victims of radiation accidents completes the text, with an appendix containing the latest NRC rules and regulations.
Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics presents difficult concepts clearly and concisely, defines all terminology for the reader, and facilitates learning through extensive illustrations and self-assessment questions
The purpose of this book is to provide the outline for the “nuts and bolts” establishment and operation of a nuclear cardiology laboratory. In so doing, the authors have attempted to deal with the relevant issues that a laboratory director must address in either setting up the laboratory or maintaining its competitive edge and clinical competence over time. The authors primarily attempted to identify issues related to outpatient imaging facilities. However, where appropriate issues related to inpatients in hospital-based laboratories are also discussed.
In this new edition, the authors have kept the basic format established in the first edition. In addition to reviewing, modifying and updating each chapter in the first edition, they have added entirely new chapters on PET imaging, hybrid imaging and the clinical appropriateness of nuclear cardiology procedures
Get the pathology knowledge you need, the way you need it, from the name you can trust! Robbins Basic Pathology has helped countless students master the core concepts in pathology. This 8th Edition continues that tradition, providing outstanding, user-friendly coverage of the latest information in the field. Clinicopathologic correlations highlight the relationships between basic science and clinical medicine, while state-of-the-art gross and photomicrographic illustrations help you understand complex principles. What’s more, access to the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com enables you to study more powerfully than ever before!
- Get a rich understanding of all essential pathology concepts with expert guidance from an all-star editorial team.
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The ultimate study partner, based on the classic content of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e
When it comes to preparing for IM Board certification or recertification/maintenance of certification, there’s no better study tool than the one that bears the Harrison’s name: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Self-Assessment and Board Review.
Reflecting all the authority and accuracy of Harrison’s 17th edition content, this guidebook features more than 1000 review questions, along with complete answers and explanations derived from–and cross-referenced to–the parent text. Also included are references to recent journal articles that solidify your understanding of key information.
- Content that closely follows the organization and coverage of the 17th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.
- More than 1000 revised and updated questions simulate those on the primary certification examination in internal medicine.
- High-yield content reflects the weighting of subject matter included on the Internal Medicine Examination Blueprint .
- Coverage spans the entire spectrum of internal medicine.
- NEW! Expanded Color Atlas insert. . . .