Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for the Primary Care Provider

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Mar 182020

This unique resource is designed to be a practical, user-friendly guide for pediatricians, primary care providers, and all healthcare providers who work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder offers state-of-the art instruction to clinicians on how to recognize, diagnose and assist children with autism spectrum disorders, from early in life to transition to adulthood. This book will also delve into how to support pediatric patients by working with families, and discuss how to best interact with and support these families.

The book opens with a comprehensive introduction of ASD and obstacles to diagnosis and common myths. Section Two is devoted to the early recognition of atypical development and reviews the steps in diagnosing autism, including the evaluation, the diagnostic visit, the developmental exam, and the discussion of findings with parents. Section Three covers treatment and interventions for the autism spectrum and includes a discussion on alternative therapies and how to direct parents toward evidence-based or plausible treatments. Section Four and Five addresses special topics that are relevant to the PCP’s or pediatrician’s long-term relationship with families, including chapters on anxiety, parents, challenging behaviors and common scenarios that occur across childhood for those who have ASD. Later chapters delve more deeply into providing informed, sensitive care for patients with intersecting identities, and discusses how gender identity and cultural perspective and attitudes can impact the pediatric patient with ASD.

Engaging, and written in a conversational style, Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be an ideal resource for the pediatrician, primary care provider, and all healthcare providers working with children with ASD, providing concrete, step-by-step methods that readers can incorporate into their own practice.



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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Practical Guide for Primary Care

 Infectious Diseases, Primary Care, Sexual Medicine  Comments Off on Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Practical Guide for Primary Care
Feb 272020

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Guide for Primary Care, second edition, covers the diagnosis and treatment of STDs and other information critical to patient care and reflects the last five years of significant changes in information about STDs. Updated to reflect the 2010 Center for Disease Control Guidelines on the Treatment of STDs, this book also contains new information about:
-the epidemiology of herpes virus infections
-expedited partner therapy
-changes in recommendations for HPV vaccination for men
-changes in resistance patterns for antimicrobial therapy for gonorrhea and chlamydia
-treatment recommendations for bacterial vaginosis
-treatment recommendations for genital warts
In order to better meet clinician needs, the book has been streamlined to quickly convey critical, evidence-based information. Whether seeking information about particular conditions (including HPV, herpes, syphilis, trichomoniasis, HIV and AIDS, and others) or related patient issues (such as STD exposure evaluation and evaluation of sexual assault), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, second edition, contains the knowledge doctors need in a friendly, to-the-point format.





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Management of the Addicted Patient in Primary Care

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Feb 262020

This book enables the physician to exhibit greater knowledge of all aspects of substance addiction and equips the reader to better manage these types of patients in the office setting. The introductory section gives background and rationale for acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills. The majority of the book focuses on providing insight and developing practical skills that can be readily implemented in an office-based setting. It contains case presentations, and provides a crucial understanding of why and when to refer. The final portion of the book offers clinical “pearls” that further aid the reader in treating this difficult patient population.
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The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians

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Feb 222020

This book helps the primary care physician navigate the normative and non-normative psychological responses to illness, provides advice on coping and offers guidance on mental health referrals. The concise but comprehensive text emphasizes the basics, including responses to serious and potentially life-threatening illness, normal and maladaptive coping responses in medically ill individuals, and specific aspects of the illness process. Case examples illustrate the concepts discussed. Includes a chapter on psychotropic medications, and another on the special circumstances of non-compliant patients. The book concludes with discussion of family situations and offers recommendations on referring patients to a mental health provider who specializes in treating the medically ill.
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Cystic Fibrosis in Primary Care: An Essential Guide to a Complex, Multi-System Disease

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Feb 122020

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the entire body. It tends to be thought of as primarily a pulmonary disease since pulmonary decline is the main factor in early mortality. Because of the multi-system nature of the disease, a better understanding of cystic fibrosis expands the family physician’s understanding of subjects ranging from genetics to pulmonary function to nutrition to colon transport to hydration to electrolyte management. The primary care philosophy is unique in that it always considers how a narrow problem can affect an individual globally. Cystic Fibrosis care can often feel fractured to patients as they are sent to multiple specialists to deal with problems outside of the comfort level of a prior or current specialist. With a broad medical philosophy, care is more inclusive as clinicians can manage topics such as diabetes and preventive care without multiple referrals and additional appointments. Family physicians are well-positioned and well-qualified to competently meet many of the care needs of those with cystic fibrosis.
This book is edited by a family medicine physician who has specialist level experience with the disease. It opens with a background on cystic fibrosis foundations and centers to familiarize the reader. The next chapter gives a basic overview of the disease. Each of the subsequent chapters provide a comprehensive look at how cystic fibrosis affects other areas of the body that the primary care physician should be familiar with. Major components of cystic fibrosis such as physiology, spirometry, inflammation, airway clearance, chronic infection, cystic fibrosis related diabetes and pancreatic insufficiency, among others, are thoroughly explained.
Written by experts in the field, Cystic Fibrosis in Primary Care appeals to all family physicians as well as specialists, residents, medical students physician assistants and nurse practitioners alike.



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Essential Practice Guidelines in Primary Care

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Jan 212020

This new volume in the Current Clinical Practice™ series puts the most important evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical guidelines together in one place. As a result, busy clinicians can go to one source when, in the care of a patient, a question arises that is best answered by an existing clinical guideline. The chapters are written by world leaders in their respective fields. This book has been constructed with the busy clinician in mind.
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Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Guide for the Primary Care Setting Edition 2

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Dec 152019

Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive global resource on psychosocial problems. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, this title takes a uniquely global approach in laying the foundations of bio psychosocial basic care and provides relevant information about the most common mental and psychosomatic problems and disorders. An extension of the cultural aspects of the individual clinical pictures and new contributions from China, Latin America, Russia, Iran, India, Africa and Myanmar, also about migration and mental health accompany this revision.
This book is divided into four sections and begins by explaining the relationship between psychosomatic medicine and primary care. The next part outlines the best practices for diagnosing the most common biopsychosocial problems and mastering the most frequent communication challenges (e.g. biopsychosocial anamnesis, breaking bad news, dealing with difficult patients, family and health systems communication and collaboration). The following section delves into more specific psychosomatic problems such as depressive disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction, the terminally ill patient and eating disorders, among others. The final section focuses on developing psychosomatic medicine in international settings. Every chapter integrates basic theoretical background and practical skills and includes trans-culturally sensitive material, important for work with patients from different nations.
Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting, second edition is a must-have reference for doctors from various specialties as well as nursing staff, social workers and clinical health psychologists.





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Urogynecology in Primary Care

 Ob/Gynae, Primary Care, Urology  Comments Off on Urogynecology in Primary Care
Dec 142019

This book offers an approachable, in-depth reference on the core topics in urogynecology and female pelvic health – incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction – specifically tailored to clinicians without formal surgical or specialty training. Each aspect of diagnosis and treatment is presented in a clear and simple style, introducing streamlined strategies that can be implemented in any primary care setting. Original illustrations, key points at the end of each chapter, and ‘clinical pearls’ from experts in the field all help to make this the most practical and user-friendly guide available.
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Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care

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Dec 112019

A concise review of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of common respiratory conditions seen in a primary care setting. Using an illuminating case-based approach, Dr. Mintz assesses the key clinical questions that a primary care physician would ask and applies the most up-to-date research and guidelines to offer the practitioner evidence-based solutions. The author covers the range of knowledge needed to provide excellent care for patients with respiratory disease, from the basics of pulmonary function testing to understanding and caring for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia. For each disorder, Dr. Mintz explains the key points regarding the epidemiology of the disease, its pathophysiology, the differential diagnosis and diagnosis, and its recommended treatment. A special PDA version of Disorders of the Respiratory Tract: Common Challenges in Primary Care is also available.
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Primary Health Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Practice and Research

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Nov 292019

Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) has become big business. Alongside the increased consumption of complementary medicine and the swelling numbers of complementary health practitioners has emerged a growing interest in these medicines and therapies from within the ranks of conventional primary health care. At the level of practice and beyond, a culture of confrontation and antagonism has begun to be replaced by a focus upon potential integration, collaboration and common ground.

With these significant developments in mind, this ground-breaking book is a valuable and timely addition to the CIM and primary health care research literature. The collection outlines the core issues, challenges and opportunities facing the CIM-primary health care interface and its study and will provide insight and inspiration for those practising, studying and researching the contemporary relations between CIM and primary health care.

The book is the first to be authored by leading international CIM primary health care researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, including health social science, statistics, qualitative methodology, general practice, clinical trials design, clinical pharmacology, health services research and public health. All contributors are active CIM-primary health care researchers and their extensive research and practice experience helps lend a unique immediacy and richness to the contributions and collection.

Readership: Practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, health care managers, governments, policy makers and regulators, researchers, academia, and advanced students of conventional as well as alternative healthcare, and the general audience who are interested in evidence-based holistic self-care.





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