zero-in on what you must know to excel in medical school and ace your course exams and the usmle!from the authors of first aid for the usmle step 1 comes this comprehenisve summary of essential basic science organ systems covered in the first two years of medical school. it provides the background you need before reviewing for the board and distills important course material down to easily understood parts.
features:emphasizes the major basic science concepts taught in medical schoolcovers the high-yield topics and facts tested on the usmleprovides a practical framework for learning basic sciences by organ systemwritten by top students who aced their exams and the usmleorganized in the same manor as first aid for the usmle step 1 to facilitate cross-studypacked with hundreds of full-color images and tables
great for pbl and integrated curricula
use in conjunction with first aid for the basic sciences: general principles for a complete review of basic science covered in the first two years of medical school
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hurwitz clinical pediatric dermatology, by amy s. paller, md and anthony j. mancini, md, gives you easy access to the practical, definitive guidance you need to expertly identify and manage all types of skin disorders seen in children. continuing the legacy of dr. sidney hurwitz’s beloved reference, it covers all pediatric dermatoses in a thorough, yet efficient and accessible way, enabling you to get the answers you need quickly and provide your patients with the most effective care. this edition brings you up to date on the latest classification schemes, the molecular basis for genetic skin disorders, atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas, viral disorders, bites and infestations, hypersensitivity disorders, collagen vascular disorders, bacterial and fungal infections, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and much more. a thousand full-color photographs help you to recognize the characteristic manifestations of every type of skin disease. and, full-text access at www.expertconsult.com allows you to rapidly search the book online with able illustrations. hurwitz remains the indispensable pediatric dermatology resource you need for optimal practice.access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com, rapidly searchable, and able clinical photographs.
efficiently locate the answers you need with a remarkably concise, practical, clinically focused reference that minimizes redundancy and offers an ideal ratio of text to figures and tables.
overcome challenges in pediatric dermatology with confidence with a wealth of clinical pearls from amy s. paller, md and anthony j. mancini, md – esteemed leaders in the field who possess significant experience in both research and clinical practice. stay on the cutting edge of the latest diagnostic, therapeutic, and research advances with updated and expanded coverage of the most recent classification schemes, the molecular basis for genetic skin disorders, atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas, viral disorders, bites and infestations, hypersensitivity disorders, collagen vascular disorders, bacterial and fungal infections, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and much more.
recognize a wide range of pediatric diseases thanks to a completely revised image library with over 370 new clinical images – more than 1,000 in all – fully accessible via the online image gallery at www.expertconsult.com!hurwitz provides the easiest access to the information you need to diagnose/treat the dermatologic ailments of your pediatric patients.
a core reference for residents and practitioners for over 40 years, danforth’s obstetrics and gynecology is now in its tenth edition—thoroughly revised and reorganized to provide complete, authoritative coverage of the modern clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. this edition has a new co-editor, ingrid nygaard, md, a urogynecologist. a new urogynecology section includes chapters on urinary and fecal incontinence and overactive bladder. other new chapters cover stillbirth and psychological disorders of pregnancy and the postpartum. this edition also features a modern two-color design, problem cases, boxed pearls and pitfalls, key points at the beginning of each chapter, and more algorithms, tables, and bulleted lists.
a companion website offers the fully searchable text and an image bank which now allows any clinician, either in training or practice, to have in one place what they need to know.
primary care ophthalmology is your ideal source for the most essential information on eye disease. youll find reviews of relevant anatomy and pathophysiology followed by easy to use outlines of the symptoms, signs, differential diagnoses, treatments, and referral indications for the ophthalmic conditions you are most likely to see in practice. with its clear focus on diagnosis and treatment, this point-of-care reference brings evidenced-based, clinically actionable information to the front lines of primary care. the free, pocketconsult handheld software package provides all the clinical text from the book. illustrations from the book are also available in an electronic format for optional .includes bonus handheld software on cd-rom that provides fully searchable access to all of the clinical information on each disease, including the text’s illustrations and expansive ophthalmic drug formulary.
this book provides a unique visual and comprehensive approach to intra-operative technical errors and covers identification, consequences, repair and prevention of those errors. detailed analyses of all reported complications for more than 80 major operations help you minimize the risk of errors in surgical procedures ranging from general, thoracic, vascular, and pediatricto colorectal, endocrine, breast and trauma. a practical approach provides you with the essential guidance you need to make the best clinical decisions.offers in-depth guidance on the prevention, management, and consequences of complications and pitfalls that occur before, during, and after surgery all in one convenient resource.
organizes sections according to area of surgery for fast reference.
features a templated outline for specific procedures, allowing you to quickly review the associated pitfalls.
presents over 800 illustrations including full-color intraoperative and postoperative photos which enable you to follow the progression of a surgery and watch out for “problem areas, while color line drawings help you visualize complex procedures.
written in a straightforward and engaging style, this premier textbook provides students with the foundation in microbiology that they need to perform their day-to-day duties in a safe and knowledgeable manner. coverage includes the core themes and concepts outlined for an introductory course by the american society for microbiology.
developed for current and future healthcare professionals, the text offers vital coverage of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, epidemiology and public health, hospital-acquired infections, infection control, and the ways in which microorganisms cause disease. this comprehensive new ninth edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic human diseases, including patient care, and how the body protects itself from pathogens and infectious diseases.
a bound-in cd-rom and a companion website include case studies, additional self-assessment exercises, plus animations and special features that provide additional insight and fun facts on selected topics.
turn to the world’s bestselling medical review book for the most thorough and up-to-date usmle preparation possible – now in full colorfirst aid for the usmle step 1 delivers exactly what you need to ace the exam: more than 1200 frequently tested facts and mnemonics that provide a complete framework for your usmle review.conveniently organized by organ system and general principles125+ full-color clinical photographs integrated throughout the texthundreds of full color illustrations complement the text and improve retentionrapid-review section for last-minute crammingdetailed test-taking strategies to help you maximize your study time hundreds of student-recommended usmle step 1 review resources
this handbook is intended to help the physician and sonographer to learn echo concepts and techniques in a user friendly way, to help them perform studies and understand concepts in order to collect as much clinically useful information as possible on an individual patient. this book is written as a very practical and easy to read manual. each chapter highlights the various aspects of echocardiography. practical tips are displayed throughout the book. this text is well illustrated with 165 photographs and graphical illustrations. it will be useful to the echocardiographer and sonographer for practical guidance into performing a thorough goal-orientated study for a particular problem and for the physician/cardiologist in developing the interpretation.
featuring 102 video clips of patients with diverse neurologic problems, this text/dvd package is a powerful educational tool for mastering the clinical practice of neurologic diagnosis. through real-time videos of comprehensive neurologic examinations, the authors demonstrate the techniques and reasoning that lead to accurate diagnosis.
each case begins with a patient history or vignette and then shows the neurologic examination, the signs and symptoms elicited, and photos from imaging or other studies. concise text describes the examination, the findings, and the diagnosis. also included are 250 multiple-choice questions cross-referenced to the videos and to dr. biller’s practical neurology, second edition.
a cornerstone of gross anatomy since 1943, grant’s atlas of anatomy reaches students worldwide with its realistic dissection illustrations, detailed surface anatomy photos, clinical images and comments, and quick-reference muscle tables. renowned for its accuracy, pedagogy, and clinical relevance, this classic atlas boasts significant enhancements, including updated artwork, new conceptual diagrams, and vibrantly re-colored illustrations. clinical material is clearly highlighted in blue text for easy identification.
the world’s bestselling medical review book-with more than 1,200 frequently tested facts and mnemonicsconveniently organized by organ system and general principles
125+ color clinical photographs integrated throughout the text
hundreds of full-color illustrations clarify essential concepts and improve retention
rapid-review section for last-minute cramming
detailed test-taking strategies to help you maximize your study time
hundreds of student-recommended usmle step 1 review resources
advice from students who aced the 2012 exam
1200+ frequently tested facts and mnemonics
hundreds of high-yield color images and diagrams throughout
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the revised and updated second edition of this comprehensive text continues to offer careful critical evaluation and authoritative advice on stroke, the most complicated disease affecting the nervous system of children and young adults. new chapters, the latest guidelines from the american heart association, tips for preventing misdiagnoses, and more provide you with the knowledge you need to make the best clinical and management decisions of both common and rare cerebrovascular disorders in the young population. tightly focused, this fully referenced textbook fills the void in the literature by including detailed discussions on topics such as stroke in neonates, atherosclerotic cerebral infarction in young adults, strokes caused by migraines, stroke during pregnancy, and a myriad of others. up-to-date tables containing rich troves of data along with the careful selection of multiple references further enhances your acumen.offers practical, clinical guidance on stroke and stroke related issues, such as atherosclerotic cerebral infarction, non-atherosclerotic cerebral vasculopathies, cardiac disorders, and disorders of hemostasis to broaden your knowledge base.
includes an overview of stroke types, risk factors, prognosis, and diagnostic strategies in neonates, children, and young adults to help you better manage every condition you see.
discusses the diverse etiologies of stroke in children and young adults to increase awareness in the differences of presenting signs between children and adults.features new chapters on applied anatomy, pediatric cns vascular malformation, and vascular disorders of the spinal cord to keep you on the cusp of this challenging and burgeoning field.
presents data from the latest american heart association guidelines for stroke in children and young adults coauthored by dr. biller to help you make better informed evaluation and management decisions.
provides tips on how to prevent misdiagnosis.
offers the latest knowledge on therapy and rehabilitation to help you chose the best treatment options.
includes more images to enhance visual guidance.
organized by chief complaint, this comprehensive, pocket-sized handbook for medical students and residents covers the diagnosis and management of more than 80 common problems found in children, focusing on symptoms, differential diagnosis, laboratory assessment, and various treatment options for each problem. students and residents note that the major strengths of this book are its readability and ease of use. it contains the perfect amount of detail and emphasizes high-yield topics that appear on end-of-rotation and in-service exams and really helps direct one’s thinking process.
this title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the united states. going from strength to strength, this best-selling book on binocular vision anomalies is now in its fifth edition. maintaining its popular and practical ‘how-to approach, it has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide an excellent practice reference for all optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians. now with an easy-to-use 2 colour layout and redrawn diagrams the new edition is more accessible than ever. covering the latest evidence-based research it provides an emphasis on the clinical applications for every eyecare practitioner.still a must-have classic – this is the definitive reference work on binocular vision disorders
comprehensive theory is rooted in reality, for use from study into clinical practice
enlarged, enhanced, authoritative and eruditethorough revisions on routine examination including the latest testing routines.
new material on the development of visual functions in children.
recent key research on heterophoria including the latest computerized exercise methods.
important clinico-legal case studies in amblyopia and the latest evidence-based accounts of the condition.
extensive updating on strabismus.
fresh text design using a second colour for both text and diagrams.
now available on cd-rom for student use, bates visual guide to physical examination, fourth edition presents physical assessment techniques using state-of-the-art equipment in modern settings. this edition features new emphasis on health history, documentation, communication, and patient/practitioner interaction. patients and examiners represent diverse age groups and cultures to provide students with a well-rounded, realistic view.
individual videos:volume 1: head, eyes, and earsvolume 2: nose, mouth, and neckvolume 3: thorax and lungsvolume 4: cardiovascular: neck vessels and heartvolume 5: cardiovascular: peripheral vascular systemvolume 6: breasts and axillaevolume 7: abdomenvolume 8: male genitalia, hernias, rectum, and prostatevolume 9: female genitalia, anus, and rectumvolume 10: musculoskeletal systemvolume 11: the nervous system: cranial nerves and motor systemvolume 12: the nervous system: sensory system and reflexesvolume 13: approach to patientvolume 14: head-to-toe assessment of the adultvolume 15: head-to-toe assessment of the infantvolume 16: head-to-toe assessment of the childvolume 17: head-to-toe assessment of the older adultvolume 18: general survey, vital signs, and skin
this new volume in the field guide series provides a detailed review of the basic neurologic exam, giving you the tools needed to obtain valuable diagnostic information and address specific clinical presentations. the guide’s three sections include a brief overview of neurologic diagnosis, instructions on how to perform the basic components of the neurologic exam, and ways to tailor the exam to specific clinical situations.
make the most of your next neurologic assessment!complete coverage promotes a thorough, practical, and clinically revealing exam technique, with insightful material on mental status, the cranial nerve, motor, sensory, and cerebellar examinations, and assessment of reflexes and gait.insight into the purpose of the different components of the examination, understanding when these examination elements should be performed, what you should look for, and what the findings mean.clinical focus assists in the practical bedside evaluation of common neurologic symptoms to help practitioners learn the importance of tailoring the history and neurologic examination based on the clinical setting.concise appendix of common neurologic tests provides brief summaries to help you choose the best approach for each patient.
the first consolidated textbook explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine. mechanisms of clinical signs is the first consolidated text of its kind; designed to help medical students and junior doctors understand the pathophysiological mechanisms behind clinical signs. unlike existing clinical examination textbooks which are predominantly organised by disease systems and states, mechanisms of clinical signs is arranged by body system; bridging the gap between identifying clinical signs and understanding the causes behind them. presented in a useful handbook style, mechanisms of clinical signs discusses the evidence base and clinical value of each clinical sign to assist with interpretation. examples are plentiful and include such signs as distinctive tremors in a parkinson’s disease patient and red hands on a patient with liver disease. as well as being an easy-to-follow reference for clinical signs seen on the ward, mechanisms of clinical signs is an excellent study aid – particularly useful for those preparing for ‘viva’ or ‘osce’ practical stations. the ability to accurately identify and interpret clinical signs of disease upon examination is a vital first step in correct diagnosis and treatment. mechanisms of clinical signs is therefore an essential textbook for medical students and new practitioners. online studentconsult resources accompany mechanisms of clinical signs upon purchase.
first consolidated text explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine easy reference guide for clinical signs seen on the ward or during examinations a resource for those preparing for “viva or “osce practical stations where students see patients and are asked specific questions relating to the clinical examination organised by body system it reviews the common clinical signs seen in diseases by the main system or specialty of medicine in a convenient handbook style each chapter contains all the clinical signs, a description of the sign, the disease/s in which the sign appears and an explanation as to the mechanism evidence base and clinical value of the sign is discussed to assist interpretation online student consult resources accompany the text
this multi-contributed text, co-ordinated by one of the leading authorities in the field, is a unique resource to cover in depth the management of the important issue of nosocomial pneumonia in respiratory medicine and critical care. this disease presents the clinician with a variety of challenges, in both diagnosis and management, all of which represent a significant concern for the welfare of patients whose ability to combat infection is frequently already compromised.
nosocomial pneumonia: strategies for management is dedicated specifically to this most common hospital acquired respiratory infection and reviews important new advances in therapeutics, including drug resistance. it is an essential resource for all postgraduates and specialist physicians in pulmonology and infectious diseases.
one of the best selling and most highly regarded volumes in the blueprints series, blueprints medicine provides a concise review of what students need to know in their rotations or the boards. each chapter is brief and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and key points boxes. this edition has been reorganized to follow the clerkship directors in internal medicine guidelines and includes thoroughly updated content and additional tables and figures. a question-and-answer section at the end of the book includes 100 board-format questions with complete rationales for each answer choice.
a companion website includes a question bank with 50 additional questions and answers and fully searchable text.
now in its sixth edition, this comprehensive text provides pertinent information on medical diagnosis, therapy, lab tests, and health maintenance essential to decision making in primary care medicine. every chapter has been revised to include more images, tables, and bulleted lists. practical recommendations that incorporate the best available evidence, expert consensus guidelines, and clinical judgement are listed in bulleted items at the end of every chapter. the dermatology section has been extensively revised for this edition by a new section editor.
a companion website offers the fully searchable text and an image bank.
manual of orthopaedics, seventh edition provides you with quick access to the orthopaedic information needed to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases with confidence.
your keys to excellence in your orthopaedic challenges…
· broad scope covers the full range musculoskeletal conditions, from the commonly encountered seen in primary care medicine to the catastrophic seen in the emergency rooms and orthopaedic clinics
· user-friendly outline format provides quick access to essential facts on a variety of acute and chronic orthopaedic disorders
· treatment algorithms provide an initial approach to all musculoskeletal problems
· illustrations support the text offering visual guidance on common techniques – including placement of splints, use of casts, and injections
new to the seventh edition…
· all chapters have been updated with the most current information
· new authors have been added to gain a fresh perspective and to update chapter outlines where indicated
· clear distinction has been made regarding what conditions are appropriately managed by primary care and emergent/urgent care providers and which need orthopaedic subspecialist care
a must have resource for students, residents, primary care providers, emergent and urgent care providers and orthopaedic providers in all practice enviornments.