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By Tito Lopes, John Monaghan, Paul Hilton. 2018
Surgery is a core element of the clinical practice of gynaecology Bonney s Gynaecological Surgery has been a firm… favourite for gynaecological surgical practice since 1911 Specifically tailored for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology the text focuses on the most commonly performed procedures The 12th edition will include a colour photo section With greater emphasis on fundamental clinical skills and major updates on laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as a new chapter on medico-legal matters this classic text will be brought right up to date for the current trainee or junior consultant physician Each chapter follows a consistent plan guiding the reader through each procedure from anatomy and indications to post-op considerations and complications The text is also accompanied by surgical illustrations of unparalleled quality ensuring that this volume will remain a valuable resource for all clinicians specializing in gynaecological surgery
By Judi Edmans, Jenny Preston. 2016
An introductory, comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of the occupational needs of clients with neurological conditions. Written from an occupational… perspective and for the needs of occupational therapists and their clients Ideal for students and newly qualified practitioners to provide them with an overview of this key area of practice Includes case studies to place material within the context of practice Officially endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists
By Leonard Marcus, Barry C. Dorn, Phyllis B. Kritek, Velvet G. Miller, Janice B. Wyatt. 1995
Presents pragmatic and effective tools for understanding conflict, negotiating difference, and creating a balance among those who work in health… care. Uses narrative, example, and theory to demonstrate techniques. Stories present problems, solutions, and outcomes achieved through interest-based negotiation. Of interest to physicians, hospital management, nurses, and policy leaders. Marcus is founding director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health. First published in 1995.
By Seymour Simon. 1996
You know your heart beats, but did you know it beats over two billion times in a lifetime? You know… you have veins, but did you know that the upper vena cava is as wide as a pencil and brings blood from your brain and upper body back to your heart? You know blood flows, but did you know your veins have valves like parachutes that open and close to keep blood from flowing backwards? You know you have red blood cells, but did you know that if they were stacked on top of each other they'd make a column thirty thousand miles high? Blood flows through arteries and veins. Do you know the difference between them? Discover what jobs the white and red blood cells do to keep you alive. Learn the parts of your heart and the blood vessels that let your blood flow to every part of your body. You'll learn new, big words like: septum, hemoglobin, atria, valve, ventricles, plasma, cells, pulmonary, veins, arteries, marrow, venules, alveoli, neutrophils, capillaries, sinoatrial node, and upper and lower vena cava. Find how a muscle the size of a large sweet potato keeps you alive. You'll be interested and learning as you read and you'll become smart about your heart. Read other books by this author from Bookshare including The Brain, Mars, Muscles and Bones.
By Candace B. Pert. 1997
Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies… and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system?In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries.Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies -- body-minds -- in ways we could never possibly have imagined before.Molecules of Emotion is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom and possessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.
By Michael Crichton. 1970
By Iqbal Shergill, Manit Arya, Philippe R. Grange, A. R. Mundy. 2010
This practical guide to the medical management of urological diseases includes a brief overview of the relevant anatomy, physiology and… pathology of the condition in question, and details on when a particular drug treatment should be used.
By Shad Deering. 2018
Packed with the most up-to-date recommendations this invaluable preparatory handbook is a trusted resource for all levels of providers… that care for laboring patients Gain confidence in managing patients from when they present to triage all the way through labor delivery and the postpartum period Gives providers critical clinical algorithms for routine and emergency situations and procedures Includes detailed description of common obstetric procedures and examinations evidence-based practice recommendations for labor management and pain control options sample notes orders and operative dictations for cesarean section multiple illustrations and treatment algorithms that clarify and explain details students and residents are most likely to encounter during obstetric rotations Written by an experienced Maternal Fetal Medicine physician this book fills practical knowledge gaps left by conventional textbooks It provides comprehensive insights for labor management including emergencies and improves provider confidence resulting in better care of obstetric patients
By Gary Kowalski, Deborah Straw. 2005
Examines the environmental, dietary, and lifestyle-related causes of cancer in pets and how to safeguard their well-being• Cancer is the… number one killer of most domestic animals• Includes health care information on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs• The first consumer-oriented book to assess conventional and alternative treatment optionsKeeping their pets healthy and happy is the number one priority of pet owners. Having lost four animal companions to cancer, author Deborah Straw became frustrated by the lack of information about what was causing the disease and wanted to know what she could do to treat and prevent it. This thorough and comprehensive guide is the result of her search for answers. It provides readers with the knowledge of how to ward off the unforeseen causes of cancer and protect the safety and health of their pets.Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals. This revised and expanded edition of Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? includes the most up-to-date information on the environmental, dietary, and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets and the preventive measures that can be taken against this disease. Readers whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the full spectrum of both conventional and alternative treatments presented in this book--from chemotherapy and laser surgery to herbal therapy, acupuncture, and touch therapy. In addition, readers will find guidance about caring for a sick pet and grieving his or her loss should the pet die. Full of information, options, and support, this is an essential resource for protecting pets.
By Gary Penn, Kate-Louise D. Gottfried. 1996
Does radiation medicine need more regulation or simply better-coordinated regulation? This book addresses this and other questions of critical importance… to public health and safety. The issues involved are high on the nation's agenda: the impact of radiation on public safety, the balance between federal and state authority, and the cost-benefit ratio of regulation. Although incidents of misadministration are rare, a case in Pennsylvania resulting in the death of a patient and the inadvertent exposure of others to a high dose of radiation drew attention to issues concerning the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine and the need to examine current regulatory practices. Written at the request from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Radiation in Medicine reviews the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine, focusing on the NRC's Medical Use Program, which governs the use of reactor-generated byproduct materials. The committee recommends immediate action on enforcement and provides longer term proposals for reform of the regulatory system. The volume covers Sources of radiation and their use in medicine. Levels of risk to patients, workers, and the public. Current roles of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other federal agencies, and states. Criticisms from the regulated community. The committee explores alternative regulatory structures for radiation medicine and explains the rationale for the option it recommends in this volume. Based on extensive research, input from the regulated community, and the collaborative efforts of experts from a range of disciplines, Radiation in Medicine will be an important resource for federal and state policymakers and regulators, health professionals involved in radiation treatment, developers and producers of radiation equipment, insurance providers, and concerned laypersons.
By Frances Goodhart, Lucy Atkins. 2011
WINNER OF THE BEST HEALTH BOOK CATEGORY IN THE GUILD OF HEALTH WRITERS HEALTH WRITING AWARDS 2012HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE… POPULAR MEDICINE CATEGORY AT THE BMA MEDICAL BOOK AWARDS 2012Coping with life after cancer can be tough. The idea that the end of successful treatment brings relief and peace just isn't true for countless survivors. Many feel unexpectedly alone, worried and adrift. You're supposed to be getting your life 'back on track' but your life has changed. You have changed.With reassurance and understanding, Dr Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins help readers deal with the emotional fallout of cancer whether it's days, months or years since the treatment ended. Drawing on Dr Goodhart's extensive experience working in the NHS with cancer survivors, this guide is packed with practical and simple self-help tools to tackle issues such as worry and anxiety, depression and low mood, anger, low self-esteem and body image, relationships and sex, fatigue, sleep and relaxation. If you are a cancer survivor, this book will support you every step of the way. If you are supporting a loved one, friend, colleague or your patient, this is a vital read.
By Mark W. Green, Philip R. Muskin. 2013
Whilst the vast majority of headaches are minor ailments, some patients develop chronic symptoms that have psychiatric dimensions. These symptoms… can be immensely challenging to manage and can have a serious impact on the patient's quality of life. The relationship between headache and psychiatric disease is often rationalized as cause and effect; however, the interplay between the two is complex. Management of each of the co-morbid disorders affects the other one in positive and/or negative ways. The Neuropsychiatry of Headache details the current concepts of various headache conditions and the psychiatric syndromes; topics covered include migraine, mood disorders, medication overuse and personality disorders. Headache specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists and neuropsychologists will find this an invaluable resource for understanding and co-managing these conditions.
By David Oppenheim, Douglas Goldsmith. 2007
Attachment research has tremendous potential for helping clinicians understand what happens when parent-child bonds are disrupted, and what can be… done to help. Yet there remains a large gap between theory and practice in this area. This book reviews what is known about attachment and translates it into practical guidelines for therapeutic work. Leading scientist-practitioners present innovative strategies for assessing and intervening in parent-child relationship problems; helping young children recover from maltreatment or trauma; and promoting healthy development in adoptive and foster families. Detailed case material in every chapter illustrates the applications of research-based concepts and tools in real-world clinical practice.
By Scott Lilienfeld. 2003
This book offers a rigorous examination of a variety of therapeutic, assessment, and diagnostic techniques in clinical psychology, focusing on… practices that are popular and influential but lack a solid grounding in empirical research. Featuring chapters from leading clinical researchers, the text helps professionals and students evaluate the merits of novel and controversial techniques and differentiate between those that can stand up to scientific scrutiny and those that cannot. Reviewed are widely used therapies for alcoholism, infantile autism, and ADHD; the use of EMDR in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder; herbal remedies for depression and anxiety; suggestive techniques for memory recovery; and self-help models. Other topics covered include issues surrounding psychological expert testimony, the uses and abuses of projective assessment techniques, and unanswered questions about dissociative identity disorder. Offering a balanced, constructive review of available research, each accessibly written chapter concludes with a glossary of key terms.
By Paul W. Glimcher. 2003
Winner in the category of Medical Science in the 2003 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of… American Publishers, Inc. In this provocative book, Paul Glimcher argues that economic theory may provide an alternative to the classical Cartesian model of the brain and behavior. Glimcher argues that Cartesian dualism operates from the false premise that the reflex is able to describe behavior in the real world that animals inhabit. A mathematically rich cognitive theory, he claims, could solve the most difficult problems that any environment could present, eliminating the need for dualism by eliminating the need for a reflex theory. Such a mathematically rigorous description of the neural processes that connect sensation and action, he explains, will have its roots in microeconomic theory. Economic theory allows physiologists to define both the optimal course of action that an animal might select and a mathematical route by which that optimal solution can be derived. Glimcher outlines what an economics-based cognitive model might look like and how one would begin to test it empirically. Along the way, he presents a fascinating history of neuroscience. He also discusses related questions about determinism, free will, and the stochastic nature of complex behavior.
By Axel Hutt. 2011
Sleep and anesthesia resemble in many ways at a first glance. The most prominent common feature of course is the… loss of consciousness, i.e. the loss of awareness of external stimuli. However a closer look at the loss of consciousness reveals already a difference between sleep and anesthesia: anesthesia is induced by an anesthetic drug whereas we may fall asleep without external cause. Other questions may arise about the difference of the two effects: do we dream during surgery under anesthesia, do we feel pain during sleep? Essentially, we may ask: what is common and what are the differences between sleep and anesthesia? To answer these questions, we may take a look at the neural origin of both effects and the involved physiological pathways. In which way do they resemble? Moreover, we ask what are the detailed features of normal sleep and general anesthesia as applied during surgery and which features exist in both phenomena? If yes in which way? To receive answers to these questions, it is necessary to consider several experimental techniques that reveal underlying neural mechanisms of sleep and anesthesia. Moreover, theoretical models of neural activity may model both phenomena and comes up with predictions or even theories on the underlying mechanisms. Such models may attack several different description levels, from the microscopic level of single neurons to the macroscopic level of neural populations. Such models may give deeper insight into the phenomena if their assumptions are based on experimental findings and their predictions can be compared to experimental results. This comparison step is essential for valuable theoretical models. The book is motivated by two successful workshops on anesthesia and sleep organized during the Computational Neuroscience Conferences in Toronto in 2007 and in Berlin 2009. It aims to cover all the previous aspects with a focus on the link to experimental findings. It elucidates important issues in theoretical models that at the same time reflect some current major research interests. Moreover it considers some diverse issues which are very important to get an overview of the fields. For instance, the book discusses not only neural activity in the brain but also the effects of general anesthesia on the cardio-vascular system and the spinal cord in the context of analgesia. In addition, it considers different experimental techniques on various spatial scales, such as fMRI and EEG-experiments on the macroscopic scale and single neuron and LFP-measurements on the microscopic scale. In total all book chapters reveal aspects of the neural correlates of sleep and anesthesia motivated by experimental data. This focus on the neural mechanism in the light of experimental data is the common feature of the topics and the chapters. In addition, the book aims to clarify the shared physiological mechanisms of both phenomena, but also reveal their physiological differences.
By Struan F.A. Grant. 2014
In the past four years, many genetic loci have been implicated for BMI from the outcomes of genome-wide association studies… (GWAS), primarily in adults. Insulin-induced gene 2 (INSIG2) was the first locus to be reported by this method to have a role in obesity but replication attempts have yielded inconsistent outcomes. The identification of the second locus, the fat mass- and obesity-associated gene (FTO), h has been more robustly observed by others. Studies from both FTO knock out and FTO overexpression mouse model support the fact that FTO is directly involved in the regulation of energy intake and metabolism in mice, where the lack of FTO expression leads to leanness while enhanced expression of FTO leads to obesity. Along with numerous other studies, a number of genetic variants have been established robustly in the context of obesity, giving us fresh insights into the pathogenesis of the disease. This book will give a comprehensive overview of efforts aimed at uncovering genetic variants associated with obesity, which have been particularly successful in the past 5 years with the advent of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). This book will cover this state of the art technology and its application to obesity in great detail. Topics covered will include genetics of childhood obesity, genetics of syndromic obesity, copy number variants and extreme obesity, co-morbidities of obesity genetics, and functional follow-up of genetic variants.
By Nathan A. Berger, Ann H. Klopp, Karen H. Lu. 2018
Gynecologic malignancies especially endometrial and ovarian cancers are among the most important and most severely affected by obesity … This volume of Energy Balance and Cancer written by the world s leading experts in this field is arranged to provide a transdisciplinary assessment of the pertinent issues results of relevant research on mechanisms and control strategies for dealing with affected patients and improving outcomes and future research needs The volume comprehensively covers the epidemiology linking obesity to endometrial and ovarian cancer as well as the public awareness of this critical problem Subsequent chapters explain biologic aspects of linkages between energy balance and gynecologic malignancies The volume further outlines strategies to disrupt the linkage between obesity and gynecologic malignancies and concludes with a series of chapters focused on management strategies for obese patients with gynecologic malignancies This volume provides a valuable resource for all physicians scientists and other transdisciplinary investigators and practitioners interested and involved in energy balance and cancer It should be a particularly useful guide to optimize outcomes for all practitioners dealing with patients with gynecologic malignancies challenged by energy balance issues Moreover it should serve as a useful guide to students and investigators interested in conducting further research on defining and disrupting the important linkage between energy balance and gynecologic malignancies
For anyone who plays sports and is looking to facilitate recovery or prevent injuriesEveryone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many… people never fully recover because they're not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there's no need to simply resign yourself to "living with" a sports injury. In The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise--he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention--to this how-to guide. The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of The Anatomy of Sports Injuries are 350 images. This second edition includes updated illustrations and more anatomical information and is for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.
By Ute Goerling, Anja Mehnert. 2014
Psycho-oncology is a thriving discipline in cancer care, and numerous research activities have been undertaken in the endeavour to improve… treatment outcomes and to gain a better understanding of the psychosocial consequences of cancer. This book presents and discusses the latest findings from science and practice for a broad range of psychological and social issues related to cancer and its treatments. Not only are general psychosocial impacts of cancer described, but the very common fear of progression is elucidated. The relevance of psycho-oncology at different stages of disease (during oncological treatment, in rehabilitation, and during palliative care) is explained, and various psycho-oncological interventions are illustrated. Other important topics are the experience of being a cancer survivor, who may be cured but not be healthy, the psychological burden on relatives, and gender differences in coping with cancer. Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes are also commented on since they are among the key benchmarks for successful coping with the diagnosis of cancer, its treatment, and its late effects. The chapters are almost all written by distinguished scientists, but as we often learn most from those affected by cancer, one author speaks for herself as a patient.