textbook of reconstructive urologic surgery

drogo mantague; gill inderbir; kenneth angermeier

open reconstructive urologic procedures have continued to evolve; added to this are the newer laparoscopic and robotic approaches to reconstructive urology. this text presents a comprehensive approach to open, laparoscopic, endourologic, robotic, microsurgical, and prosthetic reconstructive techniques. an internationally renowned set of contributors provide detailed illustrations of reconstructive procedures along with diagnostic considerations, surgical indications, pre and postoperative care instructions, and discussion of complications.

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endovascular skills guidewire and catheter skills for endovascular surgery third edition

by peter schneider

endovascular skills: guidewire and catheter skills for endovascular surgery, third edition is the go-to guide for training in minimally invasive vascular surgery. a well-organized progression of topics mirrors the clinician’s own progression of skill advancement in an easy-to-read text supported by clear, simple line drawings, making it a superb reference for the seasoned and novice practitioner alike.

topics include:

  • carbon dioxide angiography and intravascular ultrasound 
  • advanced endovascular skills and therapy
  • advanced techniques, tools, and devices  
  • tibial arteries 
  • room set-up and case preparation 
  • inventory acquisition and management
  • peri-procedural management 
  • new tools and devices and how to use them
  • advanced imaging techniques  
  • cryoplasty, antherectomy, stent-grafting, and subintimal angioplasty

cosmetic bootcamp primer comprehensive aesthetic management with dvd

kenneth beer; mary p. lupo; vic a. narurkar
>relatively expensive minimally invasive esthetic procedures continue to be popular with fee-paying patients, which consequently means that many medical practitioners who have previously not specialized in the field or practised very widely inside it are increasingly turning to work in this area or expanding the range of treatments they offer and so require a basic primer to get them up to speed with the details of treatments, as well as expert tips on the idiosyncratic demands involved in running an esthetic practice. this succinct but comprehensive textbook comes from a team with extensive experience in training up newcomers to the field of esthetic practice. the main part of this text reviews the essentials of the clinical treatments themselves, while the remaining parts detail how a practice needs to be run for optimum impact and efficiency, so that even seasoned practitioners will find much to help improve their daily office operation and to help them compete effectively.

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by sajeesh kumar (editor)

teledentistry is of growing interest to the healthcare world.over the last few years, momentum is growing in research and service in teledentistry – mostly carried out by tertiary medical institutes across the world. while teledentistry is advanced in some sub-specialties, it has high potential to receive more attention from general communities, dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, nurses, researchers and students. for the first time, this book will present essential knowledge from experts in this field. they will discuss the current status of technology and service in various telledentistry sub specialties and its future implications. written by experts from around the globe, (i.e., from usa, europe, australia and asia), this book presents technical issues and clinical applications. it includes collective experiences from dental service providers in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of teledentistry applications. this book lays the foundations for the globalization of teledentistry procedures, making it possible for dental service to be delivered anywhere in the world.

primary angioplasty mechanical interventions for acute myocardial infarction

by david antoniucci (editor)

the second edition of primary angioplasty provides an update on the rationale, techniques, and effectiveness of direct percutaneous mechanical revascularization for acute myocardial infarction. through the use of “real world” methods, clinical perspectives, and mechanical support, this comprehensive resource guides interventional cardiologists and trainees through the angioplasty process safely and effectively.

innovative and clearly presented, this text:

  • includes coverage of the special needs of diabetic, elderly, and female patients
  • explores stenting, thrombectomy, atherectomy, and other techniques
  • discusses venous and arterial grafts, multivessel intervention, and aneurysmatic arteries

pharmacological and psychosocial treatments in schizophrenia

by david castle (editor), david l. copolov (editor), til wykes (editor), kim t. mueser (editor)

pharmacological and psychosocial treatments in schizophrenia provides a succinct clinical overview of key areas pertinent to the holistic treatment of people with schizophrenia and, in particular, puts firmly back onto the agenda the importance of psychosocial treatments.

the latest data concerning the newer antipsychotic agents and clinical guidelines for their use are reviewed. the real emphasis, however, is on the psychosocial interventions for specific aspects of schizophrenia symptomatology and disability that have been shown to offer major benefits to recovery in the disorder, and yet have failed to have a high profile in the literature, as more effective biological treatments have become available.

this book offers practical guidance on effective strategies for use in both clinical settings and in the family context, placing the patient (and their family) once again at the centre of therapeutic endeavours. encouraging professionals to offer a broader therapeutic approach, this book will offer real hope to therapists, patients and families of what can be achieved if psychosocial interventions complement the many psychopharmacological treatments available today.

key topics include: female patients, treatment resistance, the substance abuser patient, family intervention, helping the patient at work, managing violent behaviour, first episode psychosis and rating scales in schizophrenia.

encephalitis diagnosis and treatment

by john halperin (editor), halperin halperin

inflammation of the brain, usually brought on by a viral infection, encephalitis currently poses a grave threat to patients around the world. with the migration of west nile virus into north america, there is a greater awareness and corresponding need to understand, diagnose, and manage this illness. in encephalitis: diagnosis and treatment, experts discuss advances in diagnostic tools, as well as therapeutic approaches that allow clinicians to better recognize and treat afflicted patients.

individual chapters address the principal infectious and non-infectious causes of brain inflammation, including paraneoplastic encephalitides—an apparent autoimmune process in patients with malignancies—as well as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, a post-infectious disorder. the book addresses etiology, epidemiology, and specific issues in diagnosis, pathology, and treatment, including various laboratory methodologies, pathologic changes seen in the different disorders, and diagnosis and management of the seizures that occur quite frequently in these disorders.

with contributions from a group of international experts, the book provides a perspective on this disorder that is both broad and in-depth.

early breast cancer from screening to multidisciplinary management third edition

by john r benson (editor), gerald p.h. gui (editor), todd tuttle (editor)

we have entered a new era in breast cancer management where disease is “small” and more likely to be confined to the breast and regional nodes. some of these tumours will have minimal proclivity for hematogenous dissemination and formation of micrometastases at an early stage in the neoplastic process. by contrast, some patients have micrometastatic diseases which can remain dormant and be activated many years after the diagnosis.

early breast cancer: from screening to multidisciplinary management discusses the principles and practice of breast cancer management within the context of the multidisciplinary team working with respect to both screen-detected and symptomatic disease. it also includes coverage of key areas of contemporary interest and potential controversy.

the book provides readers with sound understanding and critical insight into many aspects of the disease from epidemiology, genetics, and screening to pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. this latest edition continues the general ethos of the second edition with an emphasis on breast cancer screening and continued development of the multidisciplinary team.

cardiac resynchronization therapy

by martin st. john sutton (editor), jeroen bax (editor), mariell jessup (editor), josep brugada (editor), martin schalij (editor)

cardiac resynchronization therapy (crt) is one of the most exciting new advances in the treatment of chronic severe (nyha symptom class) heart failure associated with dyssynchronous ventricular contraction that is refractory to medical treatment. in all randomized trials cr has resulted in improved nyha symptom class, exercise capacity and quality of life in the majority of patients as compared to patients on optimal medical therapy including angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ace)/angiotensin receptor blocker inhibitor (arb) and b adrenergic receptor blockers. these symptomatic benefits are mediated by “reverse remodeling” of the left ventricle, that is reduction in volume, regression of lv mass, improvement in ejection fraction and severity of mitral regurgitation induced by synchronization of ventricular contraction.

this new text is edited by 5 experts in heart failure, electrophysiology and non-invasive cardiac imaging and is extensively illustrated with high quality figures and examples of clinical cases. the purpose of the book is to put into perspective this novel therapy with regards to traditional heart failure treatment and to provide criteria for identifying patients likely to have an optimal and sustained response to crt using a practical “how to” approach. this text begins by describing the background and evolution of the technique to the current implementation and the impact of complications on clinical outcome. there are chapters describing “cutting edge” doppler echocardiography for assessing dyssynchrony, reverse remodeling and triaging patients into those with greatest likelihood of responding to crt with illustrative clinical case examples. there is a full description of the results of all the randomized clinical trials and a number of chapters discussing the need for concomitant internal cardiac defibrillator (icd), special circumstances such as atrial fibrillation, right bundle branch block, left ventricular lead placement and etiology of heart failure with clinical case examples for each.

atlas of sleep medicine

by lois e. krahn (editor), michael h. silber (editor), timothy i. morgenthaler (editor)

written by experienced contributors from the renowned mayo clinic, the atlas of sleep and sleep medicine covers the history, humanities, and comparative biological aspects of sleep. this highly illustrated resource includes photographs, reproductions, graphics, segments of sleep studies, and clinical algorithms to aid the clinician in the correct diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.

traditional chinese medicine

by chun-su yuan (editor)

the authors of the textbook of complementary and alternative medicine present practitioners, physicians, and allied health workers with detailed material for a wide ranging understanding of what traditional chinese medicine can offer.

skin moisturization second edition

by anthony v. rawlings (editor), james j. leyden (editor)

focusing on the scientific basis of skin moisturization, this expanded second edition of skin moisturization explores a wide range of topics, from the biological aspects of the skin to the formulation of the active ingredients in skin moisturizers. ideal for dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, and clinical scientists interested in the treatment of xerotic skin conditions, the text discusses the latest technology and trends in the ever-growing and expanding cosmetic industry.

key features in the second edition:

  • chapters that review the relevant research and recent clinical findings in the field of skin moisturization
  • an overview of clinical and consumer testing approaches and ex vivo evaluation procedures, including evaluation methodology, and regulatory and safety aspects of skin moisturizers
  • action efficacy and formulation of various moisturizing ingredients that include emollients, humectants, ceramides and other barrier lipids, alphahydroxyacids, and enzymes

nail surgery

by bertrand richert (editor), nilton di chiacchio (editor), eckart haneke (editor)

a comprehensive practical guide to all types of nail surgery, including some cosmetic procedures, this is a master-class for those wishing to perform nail surgery, with clear descriptions of each stage involved and of any complications and how to deal with them.

making decisions and avoiding complications in skin flaps

by david h. friedman (editor), payam saadat (editor)

with a large number of clinical photographs, making decisions and avoiding complications in skin flaps is an atlas intended for the surgeon who already has a grasp of the fundamentals and mechanics of flap repair, but may need additional ideas on selecting an appropriate flap for a given defect.

divided into three sections, the book begins with a section on repairs organized by location on the body. rather than an exhaustive list of all flaps ever used, the book focuses on the ones the authors have successfully used on a routine basis.

the second section contains repairs organized by flap type and the third section contains clinical photographs of suboptimal results with a discussion of what may have gone wrong and what could have been done differently to obtain a better result.

the intent of this text is not to showcase results but to present flap options for different defects and anatomic sites. each example includes a photograph showing the defect and a second showing the repair. when available and/or of educational value, illustrations of the flap or long-term follow-up photos are supplied. throughout the text, surgical pearls are presented in bold text which can help optimize a particular flap’s success rate and/or aesthetic outcome. these pearls have also been compiled into an addendum at the end of the book.

cosmetics and dermatologic problems and solutions

by zoe diana draelos

cosmetics for skin, hair, and nails play a vital part in the management and treatment of many dermatological conditions; unfortunately, they may also at times be the cause of some dermatological problems. they are therefore subjects where dermatologists need to be aware of the major commercial developments taking place, in addition to the many common over the counter products already available, in order to be vigilant in checking the possible benefits or disadvantages for patients.

this text takes a serious look at the integration of skin care products, cosmetics, hair adornments, and nail cosmetics in the daily practice of dermatology, expanding the realm of disease treatment beyond diagnosis and treatment into the maintenance phase of healthy skin, hair, and nails.

atopic dermatitis

by thomas bieber (editor), donald y. m. leung (editor)

this newly reorganized and expanded second edition of the revolutionary reference guide, atopic dermatitis, is the only available text devoted to discussing all aspects of this common disease. appealing to dermatologists, allergists, family practitioners, and pediatricians in daily practice, as well as physician scientists, medical students, and experimental investigators, this stand-alone guide addresses recent breakthrough discoveries in genetics and new milestones in immunological research in dermatology.

new highlights in the second edition:

  • 12 brand new chapters that encompass the latest research
  • the latest advances, including regulatory and th17 cells in atopic dermatitis, cytokines and chemokines, virus infections, autoantigens, specific immunotherapy, the immune system and atopic dermatitis, and neuromediators and the pathophysiology of pruritus
  • coverage of the most recent areas of advancement: pathophysiology, mechanisms and cellular aspects, epidemiologic, genetic, and immunologic aspects of atopic dermatitis

an atlas of hair pathology with clinical correlations 2nd edition

an atlas of hair pathology with clinical correlations 2by

  • leonard c sperling, md, col, mc usa,, professor of dermatology and pathology, chair of dermatology at the uniformed services university, bethesda, maryland, usa
  • shawn cooper md, department of dermatology, yale university, new haven, connecticut, usa
  • eleanor knopp md, department of dermatology, yale university, new haven, connecticut, usa

diagnosing and treating hair disorders is still a subject that is rarely or only superficially covered in residency training. hence, dermatopathologists and clinical dermatologists often find a gap in their knowledge. a new edition of an acclaimed text, an atlas of hair pathology with clinical correlations, second edition bridges this gap and serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference.


  • supplies basic information on anatomy
  • examines clinical features that provide a clinical / pathological correlation
  • details the practical processes of evaluating specimens
  • includes new photographs demonstrating basic and advanced histologic features of hair disease
  • explores several new diagnoses

disorders in this edition include senescent balding, loose anagen hair syndrome, psoriatic alopecia, and psoriatic alopecia, and chemotherapy-induced alopecia. the book also contains a glossary of terms related to hair pathology.

the scientific basis of urology 3rd edition

the scienctific basis of urologyby

  • anthony r. mundy, ms, frcp, frcs professor of urology, institute of urology and nephrology, university col lege hospital, london, uk
  • john m. fitzpatrick, mch, frcsi, frc(urol), frcsglas, frcs professor of surgery, surgical professorial unit, university college dublin, ireland
  • david e. neal, fmed sci, ms, frcs professor of surgery, department of surgery, school of surgical and reproductive science, university of cambridge, uk
  • nicholas j. r. george, md, frcs consultant urologist, withington hospital, and senior lecturer, department of urology, university hospitals of south manchester, uk

written specifically for urological trainees by a distinguished team of contributors, this third edition of the scientific basis of urology provides the reader with a thorough coverage of urology. every area, function, illness and treatment of the urinary tract, along with specific discussions of the relevant anatomy and physiology, is included in clearly written text, abundantly illustrated with full color photographs and diagrams. each chapter takes the basic principles of its topic area and expands upon them to ensure maximum understanding.

entirely new chapters in the third edition:

  • genetic and biological alterations in cancer
  • the scientific basis of male hypogonadism
  • minimally invasive technologies in the treatment of renal and prostate cancer
  • preoperative assessment

key features

  • presents basic science principles as a foundation to understanding the clinical aspects of urology
  • contains illustrations, graphs, and pictures that support the clearly written text
  • supplies the fundamental knowledge required for urologic training
  • provides an easy to use index that allows you to quickly find specific topics in the text and references at the end of each chapter

text atlas of wound management 2nd edition

text atlas of wound management 2by

  • vincent falanga, roger williams medical center, providence, rhode island, usa, professor of dermatology at boston university school of medicine; chairman of training program at roger williams medical center, rhode island; and training director, boston university school of medicine

the second edition of the critically acclaimed text atlas of wound management presents new features for dermatologists and nurses who deal with the practical and clinical aspects of wound management. expert contributors provide a hands-on approach to diagnosis and wound management, as well as a broad exposure to cutaneous wounds—both acute and chronic—to ensure complete exposure to the problems encountered and solutions offered.

this colourful guide enables the reader to feel as though he or she is analyzing wounds alongside the experts. with high-quality color illustrations throughout, new highlights include a chapter on histopathology and a section on sourcing products.

surgical wound healing and management 2nd edition

surgical wound healing and management 2by

  • dr mark s. granick, md, facs, professor of surgery, chief of plastic surgery, department of surgery, new jersey medical school-umdnj, newark, new jersey.
  • luc teot, md, phd, associate professor of plastic surgery (wound healing and burns), montpellier university hospital, france.

surgical wound healing and management, second edition explores the critical role of surgery in wound bed preparation and management, and provides a sound knowledge of wound mechanisms, physiology, and metabolic control. founded on the expertise of internationally recognized authorities, this source illustrates the many techniques utilized by surgeons to design optimal healing environments, maximize the efficacy of existing treatment modalities, and extract bacteria from a variety of wound situations resulting from burns, trauma, and disease.

this new edition includes:

  • in-depth examinations of a variety of clinical situations
  • full colour photographs
  • new approaches to treat difficult-to-heal wounds, now including the open abdomen and ssis
  • new chapters on advanced therapies, the role of negative pressure on wound therapy, wound dressings for surgeons, and the impact of telemedicine in wound management

local infiltration analgesia a technique to improve outcomes after hip knee or lumbar spine surgery

local infiltration analgesiaby

  • dennis kerr mbbs, mha, fanzca, fficanca, dipaba, fhkca, fhkam, joint orthopaedic centre bondi junction, new south wales australia

the concept of integrating pain management into the surgical process as a single entity is new and exciting. the use of local anaesthetic to block post-operative pain at the site of its generation is here refined into a management program allowing early mobilisation and dramatic pain control in the early post-operative period. this multimodal technique is demonstrated here with application to lower limb arthroplasty and spinal surgery. this is not only a detailed explanation and instruction in the technique and concept, but a historical perspective on its development, and will be of great interest to all orthopaedic surgeons as well as anaesthetists.

using easy-to-understand terminology, this text covers:

  • lia methods
  • pre- and postoperative management
  • how to select a needle injection location
  • the benefits of combining the lia technique with the drugs naropin, marcain, and xylocaine

color images throughout the text highlight the advantages of lia, including:

  • avoidance of sedation
  • simple execution for physicians
  • reduced risk of infection and blood clots
  • little physiological disturbance
  • earlier patient discharge and return to the workforce
  • improved patient performance, outlook, and mobility
  • fewer medical expenses

coronary atherosclerosis current management and treatment

coronary atherosclerosis current management and treatmentby

  • chourmouzios arampatzis, md, phd,fesc, senior interventional cardiologist, interbalkan medical center, thessaloniki, greece
  • eugene p. mcfadden mb, bch, bao, dch, mrcp(uk), frcpi, fesc, facc, thoraxcenter, erasmus university medical centre, rotterdam, the netherlands and interventional cardiologist, cork university hospital, wilton, cork, ireland
  • lampros k. michalis md, professor in cardiology, department of cardiology, medical school, university of ioannina, greece
  • renu virmani, m.d, president and medical director, cvpath institute, inc., gaithersburg, maryland, usa
  • patrick w. serruys md, head of the interventional dept., heartcenter rotterdam, rotterdam, the netherlands

the prevalence of coronary artery disease is increasing due to rising rates of obesity and the fact that a greater number of people are living longer. coronary atherosclerosis: current management and treatment addresses this leading cause of death worldwide.

atherosclerosis has a broad range of disease manifestations depending on the degree of the stenosis and the functional status of the coronary plaque. this volume, written by a leading international team of editors, addresses the pathophysiology of the disease, established and novel diagnostic approaches (both invasive and non-invasive), treatment methodologies (including treatment algorithms), and differing perspectives on treatment, including future therapies and long-term outcomes. the inclusion of personal perspectives from experts, full-color images and ancillary video files make this a key resource.

key topics include:

  • pharmacology of coronary artery disease (cad)
  • up-to-date evidence on pathophysiology
  • invasive and non-invasive imaging
  • current evidence for risk stratification
  • clinical decisionmaking

coronary atherosclerosis: current management and treatment provides a state-of-the-art review of current knowledge to aid specialists, general physicians, and cardiologists in training, in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of patients with diverse presentations of coronary atherosclerosis.

an atlas of flaps of the musculoskeletal system

an atlas of the flaps of the musculoskeletal systemby

  • alain c masquelet, md, professor of orthopaedic and reconstructive surgery, university of paris, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, hopital avicenne, bobigny
  • alain gilbert, md, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, university of paris, consultant hand surgeon and director, institut de la main, paris

this successor to the very successful an atlas of flaps in limb reconstruction expands its subject-matter to also include all flaps of the trunk.

aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery solving complications and avoiding unfavorable results

aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeryby

  • seth thaller, chief and professor, division of plastic & reconstructive surgery, jackson memorial hospital and university of miami leonard m miller school of medicine, usa
  • zubin panthaki, associate professor of surgery, division of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery the dewitt daughtry family department of surgery university of

miami leonard m miller school of medicine, miami, florida, usa

breast augmentation has been the most frequently performed surgery in the united states for a number of years, and it is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries internationally. when taking into account reconstruction after disease, this is an area of immense relevance to all plastic surgeons. this high-profile area can also have important implications for a patient’s self-image and self-esteem. management of both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast involves a myriad of options. aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery assists the plastic surgeon in navigating this unique terrain. each chapter analyzes specific clinical issues that are frequently encountered in the plastic surgeon’s practice, with the goal of providing clear and contemporary information detailing available aesthetic and reconstructive alternatives for surgery involving the breasts.

key topics in the book include:

  • preoperative considerations
  • congenital breast anomalies
  • reconstruction as part of cancer treatment
  • breast reduction
  • secondary procedures
  • long-term results
  • male breast surgery
  • office procedural issues, such as billing and coding

review of obesity and bariatric surgery essential notes and multiple choice questions

review of obesity and bariatric surgeryby

  • seth thaller, chief and professor, division of plastic & reconstructive surgery, jackson memorial hospital and university of miami leonard m miller school of medicine, florida, usa
  • zubin panthaki, associate professor of surgery, division of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery, the dewitt daughtry family department of surgery, university of miami leonard m miller school of medicine, florida, usa

bariatric surgery is performed in severely obese patients who are unable to lose weight by other methods such as diet, exercise, and medications. review of obesity and bariatric surgery: essential notes and multiple-choice questions is a collaboration from specialists in bariatric and metabolic surgery and allied fields, many of whom are senior members of the asmbs.

this book offers a multiple choice question format and considers the key areas of bariatric surgery, including:

* cancer and bariatric surgery
* plastic surgery and bariatric surgery
* pregnancy and bariatric surgery
* nutrition and bariatric surgery
* surgical techniques
* revisional bariatric surgery
* benefits and complications
* psychiatric issues
* adolescent obesity

each question has been designed in a way in which the question becomes not only thought provoking, but also educative to the reader. the correct answers and detailed explanations are presented at the end of each chapter, followed by a reference list to allow for further reading.

review of obesity and bariatric surgery is a must-have book for all practicing laparoscopic, bariatric, and metabolic surgeons, in addition to general surgeons and physicians specializing in obesity. it is also an ideal book for surgeons in training and preparing for the united states medical licensing exam (usmle), american board of surgery in training examination (absite), and the abbm certifying exam. nutritionists and family practitioners who encounter a large number of bariatric patients in their practice will tremendously benefit from this book.

a diagnostic atlas of tumors of the upper aero digestive tract a transnasal video endoscopic approach

a diagnostic atlas of tumors of the upper aero digestive tractby

  • tim price, consultant ent surgeon, dorset county hospital, nhs foundation trust, dorset, uk
  • paul montgomery, consultant ent surgeon, bupa cromwell hospital, london, uk
  • martin birchall, professor of laryngology, ucl ear institute, london, uk, consultant laryngologist, royal national throat, nose and ear hospital, london, uk
  • patrick gullane, otolaryngologist-in-chief, university health network, toronto, canada, wharton chair, head and neck surgery, princess margaret hospital, toronto, canada, professor and chair, department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, university of toronto, canada

a diagnostic atlas of tumors of the upper aero-digestive tract brings readers up to date on the correct identification and diagnosis of malignancies of the larynx, pharynx, and esophagus. the atlas provides broad-based coverage of these anatomical areas and highlights the different pathologies physicians may encounter.

key features of this illustrated guide include: a thorough exploration of the entire upper aero-digestive tract and its pathologies recent advances in flexible endoscopy, which makes visualization, identification, biopsy, and treatment of conditions of the upper aero-digestive tract easier and possible under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting more than 170 high-quality images accompanying video clips of the technology available online

accessible and concise, the book is suitable for a range of readers, including: oncologists, otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, respiratory and ent physicians, maxillo-facial, thoracic, and upper gastrointestinal surgeons, medical students, nurses, and medical trainees.

  • provides a practical overview that details the advantages and pitfalls in transnasal laryngoesophagoscopy
  • includes analysis and current treatment of both benign and malignant cancers of the nasopharynx, nose/sinuses, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, trachea, esophagus, and thyroid
  • contains illustrated case examples
  • covers the challenges of this diagnostic approach and the techniques that minimize patients’ discomfort
  • details the choice of treatment and the options and limitations

key features

  • provides a practical overview detailing the advantages and pitfalls in transnasal laryngoesophagoscopy
  • covers the challenges of this diagnostic approach and the techniques that minimize patients’ discomfort
  • discusses analysis and treatment of both benign and malignant tumors of the nasopharynx, nose/sinuses, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, trachea, esophagus, and thyroid
  • contains illustrated case examples

an atlas of dermoscopy 2nd edition

atlas of dermoscopy 2by

  • vincent falanga, roger williams medical center, providence, rhode island, usa, professor of dermatology at boston university school of medicine; chairman of training program at roger williams medical center, rhode island; and training director, boston university school of medicine

building on a successful first edition, this revised and extended atlas of dermoscopy demonstrates the state of the art of how to use dermoscopy to detect and diagnose lesions of the skin, with a special emphasis on malignant skin tumours. with well over 1,500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the book has extensive clinical correlation with dermoscopic images, so readers can appreciate the added benefits of dermoscopy by comparing the clinical morphology seen with the naked eye with the corresponding dermoscopic morphology; extensive illustrations from the image collections of internationally recognized experts, who have years of experience refining their techniques; and extensive schematic drawings to help readers single out the key structures and patterns to recognize in the dermoscopic images.

the second edition has important new material on such topics as observed differences between polarized and non-polarized dermoscopy, newly recognized structures and patterns, refined and revised suggestions for pattern analysis, dermoscopy of the hair and nails, and how to integrate dermoscopy into general clinical practice. it also covers dermoscopically equivocal, false negative, and false positive lesions; discusses further indications for dermoscopy beyond skin cancer; and details common checklists of criteria and algorithms used to diagnose skin lesions.

  • discusses differences in dermoscopic criteria depending on anatomical location and computer-assisted diagnosis
  • stresses the dermoscopist’s role in prevention and early detection
  • explores the latest uses for dermoscopy, including diagnosing scabies, evaluating paranychial capillaries, and observing vascular aspects of cutaneous diseases
  • covers important melanocytic, non-melanocytic, benign, and malignant pigmented skin lesions
  • contains more than 1,500 figures, tables, and schematics

cardiovascular catheterization and intervention a textbook of coronary peripheral and structural heart disease

cardiovascular catheterization and interventionby

  • debabrata mukherjee, m.d., professor and chief of cardiovascular medicine and vice-chairman of internal medicine, texas tech university.
  • eric r. bates, m.d., professor of internal medicine, university of michigan.
  • marco roffi m.d., associate professor of medicine and director of the interventional cardiology unit,university hospital of geneva, switzerland.
  • david j. moliterno, m.d., professor and vice-chair of internal medicine and physician-in-chief of cardiovascular services,university of kentucky.

the field of invasive and interventional cardiology is dynamic with frequent advances in both technique and technology. an internationally-renowned team of editors and over 100 contributors have shaped this textbook to provide clinicians with a thorough guide that covers the procedural and peri-procedural aspects of coronary, peripheral, and structural heart disease diagnostics and interventions.

this comprehensive and highly illustrated textbook presents critical information for anyone active in the field of cardiovascular interventions, including:

  • practical suggestions on how to set up a cardiovascular catheterization laboratory, choose the right equipment and minimize radiation exposure.
  • a careful analysis of the general principles of percutaneous coronary interventions, the specific knowledge needed in different clinical scenarios, as well as the patient selection criteria for each invasive procedure.
  • in-depth coverage of non-coronary interventions, including 13 chapters on peripheral vascular interventions, including carotid artery stenting, as well as newer procedures for intracranial stenosis treatment, septal defect repair, and left atrial appendage closure.
  • an incorporation of emerging procedures in structural heart disease, such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair—that although not presently mainstream, will likely become an important domain of interventional cardiologists.

given the importance of appropriate training and credentialing for clinicians, the textbook also includes current national guidelines and policies on the performance of the various procedures.

transesophageal echocardiography multimedia manual a perioperative transdisciplinary approach 2nd edition

transesophageal echocardiography multimedia manual 2by

  • andré y. denault, montreal heart institute, centre hospitalier de l’université de montréal, montreal, quebec, canada
  • pierre couture, montreal heart institute, université de montréal, montreal, quebec, canada
  • annette vegas, toronto general hospital, university of toronto, toronto, ontario, canada
  • jean buithieu, mcgill university health center, montreal, quebec, canada
  • jean-claude tardif, montreal heart institute research center, université de montréal, montreal, quebec, canada

this second edition of the transesophageal echocardiography multimedia manual is a comprehensive resource and essential guide to the rapidly expanding field of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (tee), encompassing newer cardiac surgery techniques, more diverse surgical procedures, and use in the intensive care unit.

with over 900 figures, this well-illustrated manual and its companion dvd demonstrates new developments and challenges for the anesthesiologist, cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, critical care physician, and those interested in perioperative tee. the accompanying dvd presents two-dimensional examples in their original video format accompanied by sketches, three-dimensional orientation, doppler-related information, and hemodynamic, radiologic, and anatomical correlation to assist the user visualize the dynamic process of transesophageal echocardiography.

new to this edition!

  • now in full-color with over 800 pages of content, including six new chapters covering new minimally invasive cardiac surgical techniques, non-cardiac surgery, and complementary imaging techniques such as three-dimensional echocardiography plus updates to all existing chapters
  • over 900 high-resolution images to illustrate the advancement of echocardiography technology
  • dvd showcasing over 1000 videos of 2-dimensional examples accompanied by 3-dimension orientation providing an interpretation of results, plus over 140 self-test questions
  • expert perspectives from over 85 renowned and experienced anesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and critical care physicians from five countries