essentials of hospital neurology

karl e. misulis

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essentials of hospital neurology is a concise and practical guide to the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders commonly encountered in hospital practice. this book discusses the business of hospital neurology, problem-oriented approaches to diagnosis, clinical details of important neurologic disorders that may be seen in the er and inpatient settings, and key diagnostic and management strategies. this text focuses on practical management, making this an excellent source for the neurologist at any level from the resident to fellow to practicing physician. medicine hospitalists and hospital-based mid-level providers will find this a useful resource for guiding care of their patients with neurologic conditions.key features of essentials of hospital neurology * incorporates up-to-date guidelines and best practices for neurologic hospital care; * extensive use of bulleted lists, tables, and flowcharts; * noted academic coauthors of selected sections for subspecialty expertise; * provides key references and recommended readings; and * includes critical reference material such as assessment scales, neurologic diagnostic tests, and guides to management of social and ethical issues.show more

best of five mcqs for the endocrinology and diabetes sce

atul kalhan

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best of five mcqs for the endocrinology sce is designed specifically for this new high-stakes exam. it contains over 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam. the book is divided into six subject areas, covering all the main themes of the exam, and providing a thorough assessment of the candidate's endocrinological knowledge. uniquely, the explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates' further reading and study.show more

landmark papers in neurosurgery 2

reuben david johnson

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evidence-based medicine is a concept that has come to the fore in the past few years. clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in the scientific literature. for example, new pharmacological therapies are only used when large randomized trials have 'proven' that a particular drug is better than existing ones. this is also the case in surgical specialties, although surgery has traditionally seen a lack of use of this information, with individual surgeon's preferences being most influential in treatment choices. however, more recently, there has been a large expansion of trials and studies aimed at providing surgeons with information to guide their choices using firm evidence. this new edition has been revised and expanded to include new data where relevant, and also features a new chapter on pituitary surgery. landmark papers in neurosurgery, second edition, remains a key collection of the most important trials and studies in neurosurgery, allowing the reader to rapidly extract key results, and making it essential reading for all neurosurgeons and trainees in the field.show more

goodmans neurosurgery oral board review

dr. allan d. levi

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this book will educate and prepare neurosurgery candidates who are preparing for the neurosurgery oral board exam, the final step prior to board certification. it will also serve as a primer for the goodman oral board course, a bi-annual course sponsored by the aans. the book begins by initially describing the format of the oral board exam in the us. it then examines some of the concepts and techniques in the question-answer process that forms the major premise of the oral board exam. each chapter contains 4-5 case presentations, which are organized similarly to how oral board questions are presented, with a brief history / physical and relevant imaging studies. the authors provide detailed analysis of these cases, as well as key references for each case with the salient conclusions from each referenced paper. while there are a few books that cover the board exams, none of them are specifically designed as case-based resources for oral board exam preparation. goodman's neurosurgery oral board review focuses specifically on the oral board exam.
its primary intended audience is us, canadian and british neurosurgeons who are preparing for the oral board, but it will also be a very appropriate resource for those who are trying to maintain competence in neurosurgery. dr. levi's edited text is authored by a group of long-standing, dedicated members to the course who have taught it for the last 15 years. with their extensive experience in teaching for the board exams, the skillset they bring to this book is unrivaled.show more

oxford textbook of axial spondyloarthritis

robert inman

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axial spondyloarthritis is a timely addition to the oxford textbooks in rheumatology series, providing a comprehensive reference to this rapidly evolving field. the conceptual framework of the disease has now evolved beyond ankylosing spondylitis to encompass a broader concept of axial inflammation. earlier recognition has opened the door to earlier intervention, and the understanding of the biologic basis of axial spa has seen significant advances in recent years. the first textbook to cover axial spondyloarthritis in this level of detail from a global perspective, this volume offers a practical and complete resource compiled by a multidisciplinary and multinational team of experts. beginning with a historical perspective on the disease, the textbook provides a comprehensive background in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and classification of axial spondyloarthritis. immune mechanisms and genetics are covered, along with imaging and a detailed section on the range of treatments options currently available.
a section on extra-articular manifestations provides a comprehensive knowledge base for the clinician treating patients with spondyloarthritis, and chapters on the economics of the disease, physical functioning, and patient registries complete the broad coverage of the topic. practical, easy to use, yet detailed with respect to pathophysiology, diagnostics, and management, this textbook provides a comprehensive reference for rheumatologists, general practitioners, internists, and paediatricians managing patients with axial spondyloarthritis.show more

clinical neurophysiology 2

devon i. rubin

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clinical neurophysiologic testing is an important component of evaluating patients with complaints that may be attributed to diseases of the central or peripheral nervous system. this classic volume in the contemporary neurology series covers the basic concepts underlying each of the testing techniques and provides comprehensive descriptions of the methods and wide range of electrophysiologic testing available for patients with epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, sleep disorders, autonomic disorders and those undergoing orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures. this text details the role of each study, the interpretation of findings, and their application clinical problems. this text describes the multiple diagnostic procedures for diverse diseases of the neuromuscular system, including: electroencephalography (eeg); electromyography and nerve conduction studies; single fiber emg; polysomnography; surface emg patterns, blood pressure, pulse, sweat measures; vestibular function testing; deep brain stimulator physiology; and intraoperative monitoring.
it is a practical textbook for neurologists, physiatrists and clinical neurophysiologists in clinical or research practice or in training. key features of the new edition include: 1. fully updated chapters to reflect new research and techniques in clinical neurophysiology. 2. updated images illustrating key elements of techniques and basic concepts. 3. case examples for practical application.show more

advanced practice palliative nursing

constance dahlin

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advanced practice palliative nursing is the first text devoted to advanced practice nursing care of the seriously ill and dying. this comprehensive work addresses all aspects of palliative care including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. chapters include: symptoms common in serious illness, pediatric palliative care, spiritual and existential issues, issues around the role and function of the advanced practice nurse (apn), reimbursement, and nursing leadership on palliative care teams. each chapter contains case examples and a strong evidence base to support the highest quality of care. the text is written by leaders in the field and includes authors who have pioneered the role of the advanced practice nurse in palliative care. this volume offers advanced practice content and practical resources for clinical practice across all settings of care and encompassing all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics.show more

treatment of generalized anxiety disorder therapist guides and patient manual

gavin andrews

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generalized anxiety disorder (gad) is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday concerns such as work, family, relationships, finances, health, and safety. the worry is difficult to control; it lasts months and years rather than hours or days, and is accompanied by a variety of additional symptoms including restlessness, irritability, fatigue, muscle tension, and difficulties concentrating and sleeping. the worry and anxiety in gad is distressing and disabling. people who worry in a maladaptive way benefit from good, proactive treatment, and that is the focus of this book. it begins by tracing the history of gad. it then looks at the effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological treatments and favours the latter. in chapter 4, contemporary models of gad are listed and new developments in cognitive behaviour therapy (cbt) are explored. this chapter may be particularly applicable to the difficult-to-get-better patient. a clinician's guide to treatment is then presented which covers assessment, formulation, and the beneficial and problematic steps in cbt.
finally there is a patients' treatment manual that can be used as a curriculum for individual or group therapy, or it can be copied and provided to patients to work though on their own. 'treatment of generalized anxiety disorder' is a short, accessible, and practical guide for any therapist who has to deal with this debilitating problem.show more

therapy over 50 aging issues in psychotherapy and the therapists life

jeffrey a. kottler; jon carlson
>traditional training in counseling and psychotherapy makes minimal distinctions on the ages of the client and therapist in the treatment process. therapy over 50: aging issues in psychotherapy and the therapist’s life highlights how therapy is frequently a very different process for the older client and therapist. specifically, this book explores: a) how therapists over 50 (or approaching that life transition) experience, struggle, and enjoy doing therapy in ways that are different from when they were younger (this includes their special challenges, adaptations, fears, and joys); and b) the landscape related to working clinically with aging clients, and those approaches and strategies that work best with this population. the text also includes both current research and classic literature on the subject of aging issues in therapy, as well as current excerpts from interviews the authors will conduct with some of the most notable aging figures in the fields of counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology.
therapy over 50 ultimately deals with the inevitable and unrelenting changes that take place along with corresponding lost and reconfigured dreams as well as the approaches and strategies that are most effective for working with this population. with an optimistic tone, kottler and carlson promote a philosophy of positive aging and development for the therapist and client, thereby offering hope and inspiration for both parties

psychiatry in practice education experience and expertise

psychiatry_in_practiceby andrea fiorillo (editor), umberto volpe (editor), dinesh bhugra (editor)

psychiatry in practice: education, experience, and expertise provides detailed advice and useful tips for early career psychiatrists, and all others who wish to enhance their practical psychiatry skills.

each chapter is written by prominent early career psychiatrists from around the world, offering relevant and timely advice to those who are newly qualified, as well as a global perspective on the practical issues faced today. covering a variety of topics from ‘psychiatric emergencies’ to ‘ethics and clinical practice in psychiatry’, chapters include vignettes of scenarios that may be encountered, making this book pertinent and easily applicable to many early career situations.

skills related to personal management and managing resources are often not taught during training but are key to establishing a career in psychiatry – this book will help the new clinician to develop professionally. the emphasis on practicality ensures psychiatrists are prepared for the needs of the modern health service and society at large, and ensures patients across the world experience the best treatment available.

 

systemic lupus erythematosus

caroline gordon

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systemic lupus erythematosus (often abbreviated to sle or lupus) is a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body, causing the immune system to attack the body's cells and tissue, and resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. this new addition to the oxford rheumatology library series provides a practical approach to the assessment and management of patients with this complex, multisystem autoimmune disease to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease and its complications. it provides comprehensive but easy to assimilate reading for consultant rheumatologists, dermatologists, nephrologists, obstetricians and other specialists and their trainees, interested gps, specialist nurses, and clinical trial teams both in hospitals and contract research organizations.show more

polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

bhaskar dasgupta

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polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) and giant cell arteritis (gca) are related conditions occurring almost exclusively in older people. polymyalgia rheumatica is considered to be the rheumatic disease that is subject to the widest variations of clinical practice, partially due to the considerable uncertainty related to diagnosis and outcomes. giant cell arteritis, an inflammatory form of vasculitis, may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and can be complicated by acute ischemic events, the most serious of which is permanent blindness. early recognition and adequate treatment of the condition is thus necessary to prevent patients' loss of independence and to maintain their quality of life. part of the oxford rheumatology library series, polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis provides quick and practically relevant information on several aspects of the diseases, particularly on diagnosis and management, with the ultimate aim of improving the patient's care.
chapters highlight current concepts of pathogenesis, recent advances of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and the ongoing research into the identification of new biomarkers and corticosteroid-sparing medications. each chapter is complemented with key message boxes highlighting the most relevant information for clinical practice. this concise but comprehensive reference is particularly suited for rheumatologists, general practitioners, and other professionals caring for patients with pmr and gca.show more

sports psychiatry

alan currie

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psychiatric conditions of all kinds can present in sporting populations due to the high intensity physical effort, competition and anxiety associated with competitive sports. mental illness is not just a health concern but is likely to have a significant impact on sporting performance and achievement. part of the oxford psychiatry library series, this concise and practical pocketbook covers the breadth of psychiatric conditions that can present in sportsmen and sportswomen. it provides practical and up-to-date guidance which is invaluable for all health professionals working within sporting communities. there are a variety of topics covered from 'eating disorders' to 'psychotropic drug prescribing' and it is based on the latest research to help health professionals working within sport better assess mental health problems and support those in need.show more

best of five mcqs for the acute medicine sce

specialty registrar in acute and general internal medicine nigel lane

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best of five mcqs for the acute medicine sce is a new revision resource designed specifically for this high-stakes exam. containing over 350 best of five multiple choice questions, this dedicated guide will help candidates to prepare successfully. the content mirrors the sce in acute medicine blueprint to ensure candidates are fully prepared for all the topics that may appear in the exam. topics range from how to manage acute problems in cardiology or neurology to managing acute conditions such as poisoning. all answers have full explanations and further reading to ensure high quality self-assessment and quick recognition of areas that require further study.show more

mentalization based treatment for personality disorders a practical guide

anthony bateman

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mentalizing – the ability to understand oneself and others by inferring mental states that lie behind overt behaviour – develops within the context of attachment relationships. it is crucial to self-regulation and constructive, intimate relationships, both of which are impaired in personality disorders because of sensitivity to losing mentalizing at times of anxiety and attachment stress. loss of mentalizing leads to interpersonal and social problems, emotional variability, impulsivity, self-destructive behaviours, and violence. this practical guide on mentalization-based treatment (mbt) of personality disorders outlines the mentalizing model of borderline and antisocial personality disorders and how it translates into clinical treatment.
the book, divided into four parts – the mentalizing framework, basic mentalizing practice, mentalizing and groups, and mentalizing systems – covers the aims and structure of treatment, outlines how patients are introduced to the mentalizing model so that their personality disorder makes sense to them, explains why certain interventions are recommended and others are discouraged, and systematically describes the process of treatment in both group and individual therapy to support more stable mentalizing. people with personality disorders commonly have comorbid mental health problems, such as depression and eating disorders, which complicate clinical treatment. therefore, the book advises the clinician on how to manage comorbidity in treatment. in addition, mentalizing problems in families and social systems, for example, schools and mental health services are also covered. a families and carers training and support guide is provided as families and others are often neglected during the treatment of people with personality disorder. the book is a valuable guide for all mental health workers on how to effectively treat personality disorders.show more

the healing virtues character ethics in psychotherapy

associate professor of philosophy duff waring

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the healing virtues explores the intersection of psychotherapy and virtue ethics – with an emphasis on the patient's role within a healing process. it considers how the common ground between the therapeutic process and the cultivation of virtues can inform the efforts of both therapist and patient. the ethics of psychotherapy revolve partly around what therapists should or should not do as well as the sort of person that therapists should be: e.g., empathic, prudent, compassionate, respectful, and trustworthy. contemporary practitioners have argued for therapist virtues that are relevant to assisting the patient's efforts in a healing process. but the ethics of a therapeutic dialogue can also revolve around the sort of person the patient should be. within this book, duff r. waring argues that there is a case for patient virtues that are relevant to dealing with the problems in living that arise in psychotherapy, e.g., honesty, courage, humility, perseverance. the central idea is that treatment may need to build virtues while it ameliorates problems. hence, the patient's work in psychotherapy can both challenge character strengths and result in their further development.
the book is unique in bringing the topic of virtue ethics to the psychotherapeutic encounter, and will be of interest to psychotherapists, philosophers, and psychiatrists.show more

coercion in community mental health care international perspectives

jorun rugkasa

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the use of coercion is one of the defining issues of mental health care. since the earliest attempts to contain and treat the mentally ill, power imbalances have been evident and a cause of controversy. there has always been a delicate balance between respecting autonomy and ensuring that those who most need treatment and support are provided with it. coercion in community mental health care: international perspectives is an essential guide to the current coercive practices worldwide, both those founded in law and those 'informal' processes whose coerciveness remains contested. it does so from a variety of perspectives, drawing on diverse disciplines such as history, law, sociology, anthropology and medicine to provide a comprehensive summary of the current debates in the field. edited by leading researchers in the field, coercion in community mental health care: international perspectives provides a unique discussion of this prominent issue in mental health.
divided into five sections covering origins and extent, evidence, experiences, context and international perspectives this is ideal for mental health practitioners, social scientists, ethicists and legal professionals wishing to expand their knowledge of the subject area.show more

primer on autism spectrum disorder

christopher j mcdougle

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the primer on autism spectrum disorder provides a quick yet comprehensive overview of clinically-relevant topics related to autism spectrum disorder (asd) for the medical or mental health student, trainee, or recent graduate who seeks efficient learning. chapters are designed to give an overview of a topic area in real time while on a rotation; while studying for professional board examinations in primary care, pediatrics, neurology or psychiatry; or even during preparation for a presentation or discussion scheduled to occur the next day. the sections include background and diagnostic assessment, etiology, treatment, and other care delivery services and perspectives, with each chapter written by an internationally recognized expert in the field. the chapters on diagnosis and treatment are written from a practical "how to" perspective. those on etiology are written with the clinician in mind. these clinically-focused chapters include one or more vignettes that present simulated patient cases designed to highlight teaching points related to each chapter's content area.
the book ends with a chapter written by family members of individuals with asd and another written by an adult with asd that illustrate the human impact these disorders have on day-to-day lives, hopes, and dreams. at the end of each chapter, "key points" for summarizing the intended take home messages of each author/authors are listed.show more

instant neurological diagnosis a companion to neurobowlr

christopher h. hawkes; kapil d. sethi; thomas r. swift
>instant neurological diagnosis: a companion to neurobowl(r) is available as an enhanced edition. your purchase of the print version includes free personal access to accompanying digital media in the online version via oxford medicine online. by activating your unique access code, you can discover more than 150 videos and view and enlarge 375 high resolution images.
instant neurological diagnosis: a companion to neurobowl(c) brings rapid neurological diagnosis blended into a unique format, complementing the annual neurobowl(c) competition at the american academy of neurology conference. this book teaches neurologists to make a rapid diagnosis, by looking for clues starting from a patient’s appearance all the way down to a directed and precise examination.
the authors present a series of short cuts to best determine the nature of a disorder; some derive from clinical observations while others have been shown at previous neurobowl(c) competitions. these diagnostic shortcuts that the authors call “handles” are features that might permit a rapid diagnosis . conversely “red flags” are observations that should warn a clinician to reconsider and think of an alternative solution.
highly illustrated with figures, tables, and video clips throughout, instant neurological diagnosis: a companion to neurobowl(c) is an ideal guide for enhancing clinical acumen and better patient management. this book is a perfect companion for any medical practitioner, from neurologists in training to specialists.

primer on multiple sclerosis 2

barbara s. giesser

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primer on multiple sclerosis, 2nd edition is an updated reference manual for the practicing clinician. it covers the range of information needed to treat persons with ms, beginning with basic science and immunopathology, thorough differential diagnosis, symptom management and disease modifying therapies. this essential book also includes material covering new and experimental strategies as well as a review of commonly used complementary and alternative modalities that are used by persons with ms.multiple sclerosis (ms) is the most common demyelinating disease of the cns and the third most common cause of disability among young adults. the complex management issues that are often present in the care of individuals with ms may demand the participation of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, although the team is usually led by a neurologist. it is therefore essential for the neurologist to have a thorough grounding in the basic science and clinical phenomenology of ms. in this second edition of primer on multiple sclerosis, the latest updates on therapeutics are provided, including new medications that have been fda- approved since the first edition.
includes new diagnostic criteria, as well as any advances made in current diagnostic techniques, e.g. new imaging metrics. important new information in the basic sciences and pathophysiology of ms is provided as well as newer epidemiologic studies. treatment algorithms for common symptoms will be expanded, as well as any new guidelines for switching medications for disease modifying treatment "failures". the chapter on alternative and complimentary therapies discusses new research on ccsvi. the chapter on legal issues includes information on the putative effect of the affordable health care act on access to neurologic care and treatments. finally, there is expanded discussion of progressive forms of ms both from a basic science and treatment perspective.show more

child sexual abuse a primer for treating children adolescents and their nonoffending parents

co-founder and co-director of the child abuse research education and service (cares) institute and professor of psychiatry esther deblinger phd

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children who have been sexually abused not only often experience ptsd symptoms as a direct result of the trauma, but also develop unhealthy emotional responses and may engage in age-inappropriate sexual behaviors. in addition, parents also suffer from the trauma and thus are often in need of emotional support and guidance in responding to their children's needs. based on over 25 years of research supported by grants from the national institute of mental health (nimh), the national center on child abuse and neglect (nccan), and other funding sources, child sexual abuse describes a premier empirically supported treatment approach for children, adolescents, and non-offending parents/caregivers impacted by child sexual abuse. developed to provide support and to alleviate symptoms and problem behaviors in children and adolescents, trauma-focused cbt for child sexual abuse incorporates treatment components that provide children and their caregivers with education and coping skills training, while simultaneously addressing the trauma.
the book describes the nuts and bolts of treatment including trauma narration and processing that helps to alleviate children's distress and feelings of shame associated with the abuse. parents are also taught effective behavior management skills, and treatment often culminates with a focus on parent-child communication and enhancing safety and future development. this highly effective treatment model can be adapted to be delivered in school-based, residential, home and/or group settings.show more

revision notes in intensive care medicine

stuart gillon; chris wright; cameron knott; mark mcphail
>revision notes in intensive care medicine is a key resource for candidates preparing for postgraduate intensive care examinations. mapped to the fficm, edic and fcicm syllabuses, this title ensures candidates have all the information needed to prepare for their examinations.
information is presented in concise note form and bullet points with visually memorable tools, such as tables and diagrams, making revising and retaining key facts easier. chapters are arranged into physiological systems, such as ‘respiratory intensive care’ and ‘obstetric intensive care’, and are subdivided into major clinical issues within each chapter so specific areas of further study can be found easily.
drawing from the authors’ experiences as successful candidates, and carefully reviewed by consultants, revision notes ini ntensive care medicine provides the foundation for postgraduate intensive care exam revision.

medical psychotherapy

jessica yakeley

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medical psychotherapy draws together succinct descriptions of the major models of psychotherapy, written by specialists who offer an accessible, theoretical, and evidence based depiction of each therapy and its clinical role for patients. written by the foremost voices on psychotherapy in the uk, this handbook will appeal to specialist trainees in psychiatry and consultants working in psychotherapy, along with psychologists, and allied health professionals.show more

pediatric ethics protecting the interests of children

alan r. fleischman

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this book examines the many ethical issues related to health and health care in children. it describes the field of pediatric ethics, a unique and important aspect of the discipline of bioethics, the study of moral conduct in health care and the rational process for determining the best course of action in the face of conflicting choices. the book begins with an exploration of what it means to be a child in america and the unique kinship relationships and obligations engendered by the decision of parents to have a child, and it examines ethical principles and professional obligations related to the care of children. each of the chapters in the book focuses on important ethical concerns. it begins with ethical issues in creating babies using reproductive technologies, and then continues with an analysis of the ethical issues in labor and delivery of a child.
the book continues with an in depth analysis of the many hard choices faced by families and clinicians in the care of critically ill neonates, and then goes on to describe current controversies in caring for older children who are dying and their families, as well as ethical issues concerning adolescents, research ethics as it relates to children, issues concerning genetic testing, screening and biobanking, and surgical and medical enhancement of children. each chapter has case examples to illustrate the real life concerns of patients, families and clinicians. the book is intended for students in pediatrics and ethics, as well as for practicing clinicians, and interested families.show more

addiction medicine 2

john b. saunders

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substance use and related addictive disorders rate amongst the top four risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease and form an increasingly important part of medical and healthcare practice. substance use disorders can cause, mimic, underlie or complicate a large number of common medical and psychiatric disorders. making a correct diagnosis of the substance use disorder can facilitate clinical diagnosis, avoid unnecessary tests, shorten the hospital stay and make the clinician's and patient's life easier and safer. part of the successful oxford specialist handbooks series, the second edition of addiction medicine is a concise and practical guide for students, practitioners of medicine and other health professions who come into contact with people with substance use disorders. providing up-to-date practical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management options, this edition expands on the first edition through updated content and global coverage of addiction medicine.
edited by a global team of addiction specialists from multiple disciplines, addiction medicine, second edition contains everything you need to know to assist in the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of patients with substance use and related addictive disorders.show more

oxford handbook of key clinical evidence

kunal kulkarni
this second edition of the oxford handbook of key clinical evidence provides an alternative to the growing volumes of trial data for students, trainees and researchers looking for the key evidence affecting medical practice.written by a team of leading figures across the major specialities, the oxford handbook of key clinical evidence carefully selects and brings together key information on some of the most important trials currently impacting clinical practice. with introductory chapters on the history and importance of evidence based medicine complemented by in-depth analysis of the impact of each trial and its practical implications, this text is a definitive quick-reference guide in this increasinglyimportant field. highlighted boxes identify the study type and evidence-level attained, while analysis of the key message and impacts of the trial firmly place the evidence into a practical setting for the reader.this extensively revised handbook presents the key data, facts, and evidence informing both medical and surgical specialties. this second edition includes a brand new chapter on paediatrics. it incorporates new landmark trials which are changing clinical practice, and re-reviews previously included trials to ensure consistency with current practice. it is essential reading for everyone with an interest in getting to grasps with the fundamental evidence underpinning modern practice.

axial spondyloarthritis

stefan siebert

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axial spondyloarthritis is the commonest inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine. typically first presenting to a variety of primary and secondary care professionals, the high global disease burden of this condition has created a need for increased awareness of this condition across a range of rheumatology specialties. a pocketbook aimed at the non-specialist reader axial spondyloarthritis is the essential guide to this common condition. focusing on the practical implications of developments in classification, diagnosis and treatment, this easily accessible text fully covers the broader spectrum of the disease. concise and fully illustrated, this addition to the oxford rheumatology library covers the history and pathophysiology of axial spondylitis, alongside detailed sections on treatments, complications and manifestations of the condition. with each section supported by a handy key points section, axial spondyloarthritis is a useful and constructive resource for any practitioner or trainee encountering this condition.show more

oxford handbook of medical dermatology 2

susan burge; rubeta matin; dinny wallis
>this second edition of the oxford handbook of medical dermatology provides practical and accessible advice on how to reach a diagnosis or create a management plan when faced with patients with a range of skin conditions.
giving concise and clear guidance on investigation and treatment, this handbook helps doctors adopt a step-by-step approach at the bedside to make sense of skin problems by analyzing clinical signs. illustrated and in full colour, it covers skin physiology, an overview of common skin conditions, and skin problems commonly seen in a broad range of specialities, from rheumatology to psychiatry, as well as children and the elderly.
now comprehensively updated with new clinical pictures, references, and extensively reworked chapters on skin in infancy and childhood, cutaneous reactions to drugs, skin tumours, and rheumatology. this second edition now includes a brand new chapter on skin and genetics, detailing this fast-growing and important area of dermatology, promoting good communication with a patient-centred and practical common-sense approach for trainees in dermatology, junior doctors, gps, and medical students.

clinical cardiology current practice guidelines 2

demosthenes g. katritsis

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clinical cardiology: current practice guidelines updated edition is an essential tool for the busy clinician, offering succinct yet detailed access to the most recent trial and guideline data supporting practice and patient management in cardiology. esc and acc/aha guidelines are continually updated and often overlap in their advice, making it difficult for the cardiologist to obtain a clear picture of the right way to diagnose and treat disease according to the latest evidence base. written by leading authorities in the field, this book, together with its regularly-updated online version, provides a unique solution. the authors have scrutinized all available guidelines and research from both acc/aha and esc on every clinical issue. the result is a rigorous examination of the implications of published guidance, illustrated by more than 600 easy-to-follow tables and 200 full-colour images, which reinforce key points and clarify difficult concepts. 87 comprehensive chapters explore the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of cardiac disease. two new chapters examine the univentricular heart and venous thrombembolism.
each chapter encompasses the latest published research, followed by discussions of possible presentations and investigations, offering detailed insights for clinicians into best practice for diagnosis and treatment. providing at-a-glance access to the best guidance in cardiology, this book offers a diagnosis and management toolkit which no practising cardiologist can afford to be without.show more

type 1 diabetes 2

david levy

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providing clinicians with the latest developments in research, this new edition of type 1 diabetes is a succinct and practical guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of type 1 diabetes. part of the oxford diabetes library series, this pocketbook contains 12 fully updated chapters on key topics such as history, epidemiology, aetiology, presentation, insulin treatment, and microvascular and macrovascular complications. it also features new chapters on technology, diet and lifestyle, and pregnancy planning to ensure the reader is fully equipped with the latest understanding of type 1 diabetes.show more