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Medicine: general issues

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Dermoscopy Criteria Review

Dermoscopy Criteria Review

Author: Robert Johr, Wilhelm Stolz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2019

Dermoscopy Criteria Review - a perfect text for clinicians wishing to learn dermoscopy from world-renowned experts. A comprehensive overview examines the basic terminology and concepts of dermoscopy, a cutting-edge, non-invasive technique that is invaluable to clinicians in the evaluation and diagnosis of a full gamut of dermatologic conditions. The layout of this innovative text features clinical and dermoscopic images of more than 200 cases. All dermoscopic criteria are clearly labeled and pattern analysis methodology is provided to guide you towards mastering the technique and language of dermoscopy. Key features you will find include: *Important teaching points helpful to both novice and advanced dermoscopists *Extensive clinical and clearly-marked dermoscopic images *More than 100 clinical and dermoscopic images of melanoma *Each case includes a discussion of salient features and concludes with expert observations ( pearls ) based on authors' years of experience * Chapters on Trichoscopy and Dermoscopy in General Dermatology and a comprehensive glossary of important dermoscopic terms are all included

Curable The Story of How an Unlikely Group of Radical Innovators Is Trying to Transform Our Health Care System

Curable The Story of How an Unlikely Group of Radical Innovators Is Trying to Transform Our Health Care System

Author: Travis Christofferson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2019

Smart metrics, slow thinking, off-label drugs, and a Moneyball prescription for fixing modern medicine The United States is fast becoming the sickest nation in the Western world. Cancer rates continue to rise. There is an epidemic of chronic disease in children. Even with all the money and modern innovations in science, the country's health care system is beyond broken. Clearly there is a glitch in the system. But what if the solution has been here all along, and we've just been too blind to see it? In Curable journalist and health care advocate Travis Christofferson looks at medicine through a magnifying glass and asks an important question: What if the roots of the current US health care crisis are psychological and systemic, perpetuated not just by corporate influence and the powers that be, but by you and me? It is now known that human perception is based on deeply entrenched patterns of irrational thought, which we attach ourselves to religiously. So how does this implicate the very scientific research and data that doctors rely on to successfully treat their patients? A page-turning inquiry into a moneyball approach to medicine, Curable explores the links between revolutionary baseball analytics; Nobel Prize-winning psychological research on confirmation bias; wildly successful maverick economic philosophy; the history of the radical mastectomy and the rise of the clinical trial; cutting edge treatments routinely overlooked by regulatory bodies; and outdated medical models that prioritize profit over prevention. As stark as things are, Christofferson asks us to see health care not as a toppling house of cards, but as a badly organized system that is inherently fixable. How do we fix it? First we must reframe the conflict between doctors' intuition and statistical data. Then we must design better systems that can support doctors who are increasingly overwhelmed with the complexity of modern medicine. Curable outlines the future of medicine, detailing brilliant examples of new health care systems that prove we can do better. It turns out we have more control over our health (and happiness) than we think.

Complex Systems in Medicine A Hedgehog's Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management

Complex Systems in Medicine A Hedgehog's Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management

Author: David C. Aron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2019

This unique title explores complex systems in clinical medicine and the subsequent implementation of that knowledge into practice. Written conversationally and as a reflection on the journey of learning about complex systems, the book explores how knowledge of these systems can be applied to four key roles in academic medicine: clinical practice, education, research, and administration. Further, this title emphasizes how gaining an understanding of complex systems can greatly help a physician deal with the many challenges found in academic medicine. Unlike other books on complexity in medicine, which tend to focus on only one aspect of the management of patients, Complex Systems in Medicine deals with the multifaceted roles of a physician. The approach in this book is uniquely qualitative rather than mathematical, and is written to make it not only of interest to physicians, trainees, and allied health providers, but also to make it more accessible to a non-medical audience. The inclusion of personal anecdotes by the author provides concrete examples of the application of knowledge of complex systems in academic medicine. A first-of-its-kind contribution to the literature, Complex Systems in Medicine: A Hedgehog's Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management is not only a novel reference for medical professionals, it is an accessible tool for the non-medical audience hoping to learn more about complex systems and their direct relevance to medicine, a field that deals with the infinite variety of humans and their ills. It illustrates the consequences of the interactive elements of patient care that make medicine both a science and an art.

Atlas of Diagnostic Endoscopy, 3E

Atlas of Diagnostic Endoscopy, 3E

Author: Mohammad Ibrarullah Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2019

This book is a compilation of endoscopic images of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The 3rd edition is enriched with high-resolution digital images highlighting the classification and staging of endoscopically relevant diseases. Serial documentation of diseases and procedures like corrosive injury, variceal obliteration, peptic ulcer etc. provides a complete, informative and interesting perspective. Rare conditions like Dieulafoy's disease and Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) have been extensively discussed along with common diseases of the GI tract. This book outlines the technique and interpretation of endoscopic images proving to be a helpful guide to endoscopy practitioners. Key Features Explores various GI tract diseases through coloured, high resolution clinical photographs. Serves as a useful reckoner for trainee endoscopists and practitioners pursuing gastroenterology or gastrointestinal endoscopy. The text is updated with tables, flowcharts, classifications and international treatment guidelines.

Medical Immunology, 7th Edition

Medical Immunology, 7th Edition

Author: Gabriel Virella Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This seventh edition of Medical Immunology, now in a full-color presentation, continues to provide a succinct clinical review of the human response to infection while being firmly grounded in science. The authors, distinguished and experienced educators, have been able to anticipate readers' conceptual challenges and use illustrations, diagrams, and algorithms throughout to simplify complex concepts. With an emphasis on clinical applications, methodological advances, immunological diseases, and innovative interventions, this tried and true guide navigates readers through state-of-the-sciences technologies and demonstrates their implementation in the day-to-day clinical practice of immunology. Key Features Stresses both the basic scientific concepts and clinical correlations to medical practice. Progresses logically from normal immune function to abnormalities and clinical diseases. Reviews the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management of autoimmune diseases in a concise, manageable and visual manner Continues to be the only current medically-focused immunology text available Provides a succinct review of human response to infection with a focus on diagnostic and clinical immunology

Future Of Homo, The

Future Of Homo, The

Author: Michel (Primal Health Research Centre UK) Odent Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2019

Since the advent of 'ecological awareness' in the 1970s, Michel Odent has continuously claimed that it is commonplace to anticipate the effects of human activities on the ecosystems without considering the probable transformations of Homo induced by multiple aspects of modern lifestyle. In 1979, in 'Genese de l'homme ecologique', he raised questions such as: 'How does respect for Mother Earth develop?' It is significant that, forty years later, a Paris publisher suddenly took the initiative to present a 2019 edition.Today the chosen 'springboard' for 'The Future of Homo' is, once more, the perinatal period, the critical phase of human development that has been radically transformed over some decades. Present-day questions are raised about 'birth preparation', a little-known phase of physiological changes in late pregnancy: the importance of the topic is perceptible at a time when widespread medical practices, namely labour induction and prelabour caesarean sections, are powerful interferences.The book offers an antithesis to countless published documents about 'natural childbirth'. It is challenging the dominant ways of thinking through radically new ways of interpreting the physiological processes.More than ever, Michel Odent is pushing the explorers of the future to consider the probable transformations of Homo as a central and necessary issue.The matter is enlarged with considerations about long-term thinking, the 'future of futurology' and 'the evolution of evolutionary thinking'.The endpoint of the book is related to the limits of the domination of nature: how can childbirth be desocialised?

Future Of Homo, The

Future Of Homo, The

Author: Michel (Primal Health Research Centre UK) Odent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2019

Since the advent of 'ecological awareness' in the 1970s, Michel Odent has continuously claimed that it is commonplace to anticipate the effects of human activities on the ecosystems without considering the probable transformations of Homo induced by multiple aspects of modern lifestyle. In 1979, in 'Genese de l'homme ecologique', he raised questions such as: 'How does respect for Mother Earth develop?' It is significant that, forty years later, a Paris publisher suddenly took the initiative to present a 2019 edition.Today the chosen 'springboard' for 'The Future of Homo' is, once more, the perinatal period, the critical phase of human development that has been radically transformed over some decades. Present-day questions are raised about 'birth preparation', a little-known phase of physiological changes in late pregnancy: the importance of the topic is perceptible at a time when widespread medical practices, namely labour induction and prelabour caesarean sections, are powerful interferences.The book offers an antithesis to countless published documents about 'natural childbirth'. It is challenging the dominant ways of thinking through radically new ways of interpreting the physiological processes.More than ever, Michel Odent is pushing the explorers of the future to consider the probable transformations of Homo as a central and necessary issue.The matter is enlarged with considerations about long-term thinking, the 'future of futurology' and 'the evolution of evolutionary thinking'.The endpoint of the book is related to the limits of the domination of nature: how can childbirth be desocialised?

The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics

The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics

Author: Samir S. Shah, Marina Catallozzi, Lisa B. (UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA) Zaoutis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The ONLY handbook on pediatric hospitalist medicine! Focusing specifically on caring for pediatric patients in the hospital setting, this unique handbook addresses more than 350 of the most commonly encountered inpatient pediatric medical conditions. Unlike similar handbooks on the subject, The Philadelphia Guide goes beyond diagnostic strategies to include complete treatment and management guidelines. The emphasis on the treatment of so many inpatient conditions makes the book valuable for practitioners of all levels - from attending physicians to physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, pediatric nurses, and health practitioners from all disciplines involved in the care of pediatric patients in the hospital setting. Designed for immediate access, the handbook features alphabetized clinical sections and consistent chapter subheadings to make the book especially useful at the point of care. *Practical diagnostic strategies*Extensive differential diagnosis suggestions*Up-to-date treatment and management guidelines*Content designed both for easy browsing and pinpointing specific information*Alphabetical organization within chapters for rapid access*Structured format with consistent headings throughout*Bulleted content for efficient and effective access to relevant information*Tables listing pediatric dosages for emergency, airway, and rapid sequence intubation medications, as well as defibrillation and cardioversion protocols*Practical appendices covering normal vital signs, neonatal codes, and PALS algorithms

Geophagia History, Epidemiology and Etiology

Geophagia History, Epidemiology and Etiology

Author: Anil Gupta Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Ingestion of food is a physiological process among heterotrophic organisms to obtain nutrients for survival. The consumption of soil, clay and chalk by humans is labeled as geophagia. Ancient resources and modern references deliver valuable information concerning geophagia and pica in humans. This book takes a consistent, interdisciplinary approach for reviewing this aberrant behavior, crafting its etiology, charting its health effects and identifying the universal traits among the affected population. It puts forward a brief conceptual framework to achieve universality in its definition, history, epidemiology and multiple hypotheses thus help in adopting measures to control this habit. Key Features: 1. Systematic and meticulous flow of information on geophagia. 2. Guides general practioners, physicians, pediatricians to curb this practice in their patients. 3. A unique and concise treatise covering descriptive and research based work over a crucial health issue of worldwide prevalence.

30-Second Medicine The 50 crucial milestones, treatments and technologies in the history of health, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Medicine The 50 crucial milestones, treatments and technologies in the history of health, each explained in half a minute

Author: Gabrielle M. Finn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine, an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. It takes the reader on an engrossing journey from the first medicines , drawn direct from the natural world , to today's keyhole surgery, bionic limbs, and breakthrough drug treatments. It's an essential and engaging read for anyone who wants to know more about the contemporary state of medicine, and where it may go next.

Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography

Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography

Author: John D. Wasnick, Zak Hillel, Alina Nicoara Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2019

An essential resource for anesthesiologists new to the cardiac operating room Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography, Second Edition is a fast and effective way for anesthesia trainees to acquire the skills necessary to successfully navigate the cardiac operating room. Clinically focused, this unique guide imparts the basic principles of both cardiac anesthesia and echocardiography in a way that reflects the realities of real-world practice. Whether you are looking for a concise, easy-to-read introduction to cardiac anesthesiology or a primer on incorporating the basic principles of cardiac anesthesiology and perioperative echocardiography into real-world practice, Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography is the trusted one-stop guide to mastery of these two critical topics. This edition includes online access to nearly 100 narrated, labeled TEE clips that illustrate normal and abnormal echocardiographic views. Each clip is keyed to a specific passage in the text, which provides the reader with a true multimedia learning experience.

Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK

Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK

Author: Latha Ganti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2019