karl e. misulis
reuben david johnson
dr. allan d. levi
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
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
devon i. rubin
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
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
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 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.
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
specialty registrar in acute and general internal medicine nigel lane
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
associate professor of philosophy duff waring
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
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
christopher j mcdougle
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
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.
barbara s. giesser
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
co-founder and co-director of the child abuse research education and service (cares) institute and professor of psychiatry esther deblinger phd
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
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.
alan r. fleischman
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
john b. saunders
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
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.
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.
demosthenes g. katritsis
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