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Orthopedics

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Made Easy

Orthopaedic surgeons require not only an understanding of anatomy and clinical sciences, and competence in surgical skills, but also a strong foundation in biomechanics. The application of biomechanics plays an increasing role in modern orthopaedics; for example, correct decisions about the mode of treatment and choice of implants are just as important as operating precisely to reach a specific anatomical landmark. This book simplifies the core principles in orthopaedic biomechanics, giving readers the solid grounding they need to flourish in the specialty. Each topic is covered in a discrete, double-page spread, featuring concise text accompanied by illustrations or tables to give readers a solid understanding of the concepts discussed. This is a must-read guide for orthopaedic trainees at every level ,and will be valuable for biomechanical researchers and other professionals in the field.

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Miscellaneous

Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorders of our time. The condition is defined by levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that are in impairing and developmentally inappropriate. Increasingly, there is a growing appreciation that for many individuals the disorder may persist into adulthood and be associated with significant social and economic burden.Conditions, such as ADHD, that are manifestly heterogeneous in terms of their clinical presentation, underlying neurobiology and treatment response, must be tackled on multiple fronts. This Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder provides a state of the art position on each of these fronts from leading clinicians and researchers from around the world. Broad in its scope and comprehensive in its detail, this book should be as useful to the student as it is to the experienced clinician or researcher.
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Psychiatry

Mental Health and Disasters

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, disaster preparedness and response has developed into a discrete subspecialty in medicine, and the paramount health care initiative of the U.S. Government. The mental health component of disaster response is a serious subject of study, as trauma is associated with a substantial and long-lasting psychologic burden, both on an individual and community level. The psychopathologies associated with disaster are also quite broad, varying from several different types of post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders to acute variations of grief-associated depression. This book is the definitive reference on mental health and disasters, focused on the assessment and treatment of the full spectrum of psychopathologies associated with many different types of individual disasters. The logistics for utilizing pre-existing community-based mental health services, as well as the development of new programs, are covered in depth. Case studies and perspectives for improving care, incorporating lessons from Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, are included in detail.
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Neurology/Neurosurgery Psychiatry

Neuroscience of Enduring Change: Implications for Psychotherapy

Neuroscience of Enduring Change is founded on the premise that all major psychotherapy modalities producing enduring change do so by virtue of corrective emotional experiences that alter problematic memories through the process of reconsolidation. This book is unique in linking basic science concepts to clinical research and clinical application. Experts in each area address each of the basic science and clinical topics. No other book addresses a general mechanism of change in psychotherapy in combination with the basic science underpinning it. This book is also unique in bringing the latest neuroimaging evidence and cutting-edge conceptual approaches to bear in understanding how psychological and behavioral treatment approaches bring about lasting change in the brain. Clinicians will benefit from the detailed discussion of basic mechanisms that underpin their clinical interventions and will be challenged to consider how their approach to therapy might be adjusted to optimize the opportunities for enduring change. Researchers will benefit from authoritative reviews of extant knowledge and a clear description of the research agenda going forward. The cross-fertilization between the research and clinical domains is evident throughout.

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Radiology Toxicology

Review of Toxicologic and Radiologic Risks to Military Personnel from Exposure to Depleted Uranium During and After Combat

Since the 1980s, the U.S. military has used depleted uranium in munitions and in protective armor on tanks. Depleted uranium is a toxic heavy metal and is weakly radioactive. Concerns have been raised about the adverse health effects from exposure to depleted uranium that is aerosolized during combat. Some think it may be responsible for illnesses in exposed veterans and civilians. These concerns led the Army to commission a book, “Depleted Uranium Aerosol Doses and Risks: Summary of U.S. Assessments”, referred to as the Capstone Report that evaluates the health risks associated with depleted uranium exposure.This National Research Council book reviews the toxicologic, radiologic, epidemiologic, and toxicokinetic data on depleted uranium, and assesses the Army’s estimates of health risks to personnel exposed during and after combat. The book recommends that the Army re-evaluate the basis for some of its predictions about health outcomes at low levels of exposure, but, overall, the Capstone Report was judged to provide a reasonable characterization of the exposure and risks from depleted uranium.
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Immunology

Tumor Immunology: Molecularly Defined Antigens and Clinical Applications (Tumor immunology & immunotherapy)

 

Recent advances in immunology and molecular biology have resulted in new therapeutic approaches being generated and implemented in cancer clinics. The discovery of new antigens, mechanisms of antigen presentation, and interplay of cells involved in anti-tumor immunity have made the clinical control of some cancers more plausible than previously thought. An invaluable source for clinicians, researchers, and students, Tumor Immunology presents an introductory overview of the immunology of cancer including therapeutic approaches. Topics covered include the immune recognition of cancer-tumor antigens, humoral recognition of cancer, and the immunotherapy of cancer.
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Pharmacology

Community Pharmacy Handbook

This is a survival guide for community pharmacists providing information in an easily digestible form. With the introduction of the new contractual framework for community pharmacy, there are now many opportunities for pharmacists to engage in new ways of working. This clear and precise guide aims to answer practical questions such as: How do I manage my own professional development? What is the best way of training my support staff? How do I motivate the pharmacy team? What are the practical issues in setting up an MUR service? How do I offer a medicines management service to residential care homes? How do I work effectively with the primary care team? How do I promote the value of pharmacy services? Case studies and exercises in each chapter include structured questions, which encourage the reader to consolidate the information provided and apply their knowledge to a typical community pharmacy scenario.”Community Pharmacy Handbook” is an essential survival guide for community pharmacists, pharmacy undergraduates and pre-registration graduates, providing access to a spectrum of relevant information in an easily digestible form.
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Cardiovascular

The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician

“Experienced as well as inexperienced APRNs would benefit from this book… This excellent book would be useful to all advanced nurse practitioners caring for cardiac patients. Special care was taken to ensure all content is germane, as noted in the appendix of tables of nationally accepted cardiovascular guidelines on cardiovascular conditions, diagnostic testing, and therapeutic interventions… Score: 95 – 4 Stars!”
–Gina M. Oliver, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Doody’s Reviews
Focusing on the interprofessional team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly used in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students, including family nurse practitioners, adultgerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists.
This resource covers the full range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interprofessional cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyles, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference.
KEY FEATURES:
Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care
Applies evidence-based research findings to clinical practice
Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions
Clarifies complex topics through the use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists
Contains an eight-page color insert
Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care
Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods
Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision making

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Nursing Psychiatry

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Seventh, North American Edition, Revised Edition

Exploring the full psychiatric nursing curriculum, from theoretical foundations to interventions for commonly encountered disorders, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides a practical focus on the skills and concepts students need for successful practice. Throughout the book, students have opportunities to learn specific nursing interventions, build therapeutic communication skills, and apply content within the framework of the nursing process. A study guide built into every chapter reinforces student learning and builds critical reasoning skills.
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Pediatrics

Cases in Pediatric Acute Care: Strengthening Clinical Decision Making (June 2020 Release)

Cases in Pediatric Acute Care presents over 100 real-world pediatric acute care cases, each including a brief patient history, a detailed history of present illness, presenting signs and symptoms, vital signs, and physical examination findings. Ideal for developing a systematic approach to diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment, this resource provides students and advanced practitioners with the tools required to deliver comprehensive care to acute, chronic and critically ill children. The cases encompass a wide range of body systems, medical scenarios, professional issues and general pediatric concerns, and feature laboratory data, radiographic images and information on case study progression and resolution.

  • Develops the essential skills necessary to provide the best possible pediatric acute care
  • Discusses the most appropriate differential diagnoses, diagnostic evaluation, and management plans for each case
  • Presents cases related to pulmonary, cardiac, neurologic, endocrine, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and other body systems
  • Highlights key points in each case to quickly identify critical information

Cases in Pediatric Acute Care is an excellent resource for advanced practice provider students and pediatric healthcare providers managing acutely ill children.

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