Critical Pathways in Cardiovascular Medicine, Second Edition presents evidence-based, cost-effective critical pathways for diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disorders in the pre-hospital setting, emergency department, inpatient setting, and outpatient setting. All pathways in this edition have been updated to reflect the latest findings regarding best practices in all areas of cardiovascular care. Coverage includes new pathways for pre-hospital care, public access defibrillation for cardiac arrest, emergency department management of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, aortic aneurysm, hyperglycemia, peripheral artery disease and claudication, implantable cardioverter defibrillator treatment for ventricular tachycardia, and long-term management of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome
Updated for its Second Edition, this text provides the information emergency departments need about the medicolegal aspects of treating victims of violence, motor vehicle accidents, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and intimate partner abuse. It offers detailed guidelines on interviewing and examining the victim and collecting, preserving, and documenting evidence for legal proceedings. The book includes a chapter by an attorney on expert testimony and a chapter on forensic photography. A full-color photo insert illustrates injury patterns and key evidence. This edition provides increased coverage of motor vehicle accidents, DNA evidence, and new drugs of abuse
Designed primarily for medical and dental students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and other examinations, this book presents the essentials of human neuroanatomy in a succinct outline format with abundant illustrations. Over 600 USMLE-style questions with complete answers and explanations are included, some at the end of each chapter and some in an end-of-book Comprehensive Examination. This edition uses color to delineate neuroanatomical pathways and highlight clinical correlations. New clinical MRI and MRA images have been added. Questions follow the clinical vignette-based format of the current USMLE. A companion Website on thePoint offers instant access to the complete, fully searchable text and all questions from the book
The Board Review Series (BRS) is aimed at providing basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations and is used primarily by medical students studying for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE). BRS Behavioral Science, Third Edition covers material on this subject that is addressed on USMLE Step 1, written in outline format to provide an efficient method of studying behavioral science for USMLE. The book includes at least 500 USMLE-style questions with accompanying annotated answers. An exam follows each chapter and a Comprehensive Exam is included at the end of the book. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an interactive question bank
This concise review of medical pharmacology is designed for medical students, dental students, and others in the health care professions. It is intended primarily to help students prepare for licensing examinations such as the USMLE Step 1 or similar examinations. Each chapter presents specific drugs and discusses their general properties, mechanism of action, pharmacologic effects, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects. Drug lists and two-color tables and figures summarize essential drug information in all chapters. Clinically oriented USMLE-style review questions and answers with explanations follow each chapter. A comprehensive examination consisting of USMLE-style questions appears at the end of the book
These quick and convenient flash cards will greatly assist students in reviewing and learning the important details about pharmacology. Each of the 259 cards offers a brief question and answer, using a trigger phrase to help students memorize and recall correct responses. BRS Pharmacology Flash Cards is part of a series of portable flash cards covering microbiology, pathology, and now pharmacology. Designed to accompany BRS Pharmacology, these review cards will also help students enrolled in other basic science or pharmacology courses or those preparing for USMLE Step 1
A compendium of cutting-edge statistical approaches to solving problems in clinical oncology, Handbook of Statistics in Clinical Oncology, Second Edition focuses on clinical trials in phases I, II, and III, proteomic and genomic studies, complementary outcomes and exploratory methods. Cancer Forum called the first edition a “¼good reference book for statisticians who will be designing and analyzing cancer trials.” The second edition includes over 1000 references, more than forty world-renowned contributors, and 300 equations, tables, and drawings.
During the five years since publication of the first edition, there has been an explosion in the technological capabilities supporting genomic and proteomic research, which are is now firmly implanted in clinical oncology. Reflecting these developments, the second edition contains a new section devoted to analyses of high-throughput data and bioinformatics. Previous chapters of the first edition have been revised to reflect current state of the art in their respective domains. The intended audience is primarily statisticians working in cancer and more generally, in any discipline of medicine. But oncologists too will find the material accessible and will benefit from a rudimentary understanding of the fundamental concepts laid forth in each chapter.
Completely revised while keeping the features that made the first edition a bestseller, this is the best single source for up-to-date statistical approaches to research in clinical medicine. More than just an update of the handbook that became the gold standard, this second edition brings you fully into the genomic era of medicine
The best way to prepare for questions on the USMLE Step 2
This great new study tool for the USMLE Step 2 features 1000 board-style questons and answers with explanations for correct and incorrect answers. You will also find 350 images and content correlated to First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 to create the ultimate study package
Widely recognized as the “bible” of clinical gynecology for residents, Comprehensive Gynecology returns in a completely revised fourth edition featuring hot new topics and substantial revisions throughout. This edition once again provides the clinician with vital information needed day to day. In addition, readers will find timely updates of familiar topics, as well as entirely new information on evidence-based medicine, its methods, and its application in the field of gynecology.
- Useful and unique features include key terms at the beginning of each chapter; key points summarizing principal areas of interest at the end of each chapter; and a comprehensive, updated bibliography for each chapter.
- Two-color illustration format enhances understanding and readability.
- Features a new chapter on evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology.
- Includes substantial new information on pre- and postoperative care, breast disease, ovarian cancer, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, primary and preventive care, treatment of infertility, pelvic infections, and sexually transmitted diseases
Arterial blood gas analysis plays an indispensable role in the assessment and management of patients with a huge range of acute medical and surgical problems. Its importance as a key tool in the work-up of acutely unwell patients rivals that of the ECG and the chest x-ray. This book covers all aspects of the arterial blood gas in a simple, user-friendly manner. The first part explains the technique, the values obtained and common patterns of abnormalities, while the second part comprises a series of worked examples and case scenarios to allow the reader to put this system into practice.
- A practical guide written for all those using this test and interpreting the results.
- Utilises worked examples to allow the reader to gain confidence in interpreting ABGs and appreciate the usefulness of the test in a variety of different clinical settings.
- Written in a simple style and presenting the concepts in a straightforward manner
Featuring a focus on mechanisms, this popular reference comprehensively covers important concepts in physiology, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised third edition stresses essential and relevant content with absolute clarity and includes concise step-by-step explanations complemented by numerous tables and abundant illustrations. It provides information on the underlying principles of cellular physiology, the autonomic nervous system, and neurophysiology, as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive organ systems.
- Provides step-by-step explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams clearly depicting physiologic principles.
- Presents chapter summaries for quick overviews of important points.
- Integrates equations and sample problems throughout the text.
- Includes Clinical Physiology Case Studies featuring patients with classic disorders.
Offers a new four-color design and all four-color illustrations throughout.
- Presents NEW Challenge Yourself questions.
- Includes expanded coverage of pathophysiology · cell signaling · steroid hormone receptors · autonomic neuroeffector junctions · EEG · learning and memory · cardiac electrophysiology · cardiopulmonary
receptors · gastric acid secretion · and much more!
- Features additional case studies.
- Includes Review Questions in each chapter for enhanced USMLE preparation.
- Now includes access to www.studentconsult.com – where you’ll find…
- The entire contents online, fully searchable.
- Over 50 high-yield student FAQs with thorough explanations.
- Integration links to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles.
- POCKETConsult- Download portions of your personal library onto your handheld
First published in 1959, the “Big Red Book,” as it’s come to be known, has gone the extra mile for pharmacists and healthcare professionals seeking answers to the most detailed questions. It provides more extensive evidence-based data than any other drug reference. AHFS DI is the only reference free from the influence of manufacturers, insurers, regulators, and other special interests, giving you an unbiased source of drug information
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS: myocardial infarction and unstable angina) are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. The breadth and intensity of investigation into ACS means that it is very difficult to keep up-to-date with this new knowledge. This work assembles a group of international experts to deliver a concise handbook on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and treatment of ACS. Chapters are focused and evidence-based, and will provide readers with easy access to practical information on the diagnosis and management of patients with both ST elevation and non-ST elevation ACS
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Fourth Edition, provides an understanding of the basic mechanisms as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of lupus. Four-color illustrations throughout, this book is attractive to both the investigative community and clinicians. As lupus has become a paradigm for the study of autoimmune disease, immunologists investigating autoimmunity are becoming more interested in lupus. Basic immunology of phospholipid antibodies, clotting abnormailities, and newest methods of therapy of antiphospholipid syndrome are given in this newest edition of a classic reference.
* Comprehensive current coverage of basic models of etiology and pathogenesis
* Complete catalog of autoantibodies produced
* Includes an outstanding review of imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lupus and its complications for each organ system
You have just encountered a possible stroke patient. You ask yourself, what should I do first? How do I know it is a stroke? Is it too late to reverse the damage? How do I do the right things in the right order? This book will help you answer these critical questions. It provides practical advice on the care of stroke patients in a range of acute settings. As new and effective treatments become available, and designated stroke centers are created, this guidebook will help inform the healthcare professionals responsible for delivering care. The content is arranged in chronological order, covering the things to consider in assessing and treating the patient in the emergency department, the stroke unit, and then on transfer to a rehabilitation facility. All types of stroke are covered. A comprehensive set of appendices contain useful reference information including dosing algorithms, conversion factors and stroke scales
Emergency Medicine of the Southwest, Santa Fe, NM. A Brandon/Hill Medical List selection. Text/ reference for practitioners and residents. Stresses clinical usefulness. Includes a new section on ‘tips and techniques’ that organizes information on common emergency conditions
Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery remains one of the world’s pre-eminent medical textbooks, beloved by generations of surgeons, with lifetime sales in excess of one million copies.
Now in its 25th edition, the content has been thoroughly revised and updated while retaining its traditional strengths. Under the stewardship of the eminent editorial team, comprising two editors with experience gained over previous editions and a third editor new to this edition, and in response to reader feedback, the content has been sub-divided into parts to ensure a logical sequence and grouping of related chapters throughout while the text features enthusiastically received in the last edition have been retained. The new edition opens with sections devoted to the underlying principles of surgical practice, investigation and diagnosis, and pre-operative care. These are followed by chapters covering all aspects of surgical trauma. The remainder of the book considers each of the surgical specialties in turn, from elective orthopaedics through skin, head and neck, breast and endocrine, cardiothoracic and vascular, to abdominal and genitourinary