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Demystify the analysis of clinical data and test your knowledge with 200 cases. The third edition of this award-winning title has been revised and updated to provide even better guidance on how data is applied in practice. Fourteen subject-based chapters help medical students to understand and interpret the tests that help diagnose disease and monitor patient progress. Each chapter is accompanied by a useful summary and advice on exam technique.
Uroscopy - the diagnosis of disease by visual examination of the urine - played a very prominent role in early modern medical practice and in the lives of ordinary people. Widely considered as the most reliable way to diagnose diseases and pregnancies it was taught at the best universities. Leading physicians prided themselves on their mastery in this field. Countless medical writings were dedicated to uroscopy and artists represented it in hundreds of illustrations and paintings. Based on a wide range of textual and visual sources, such as autobiographies, court records, medical treatises and genre painting, this book offers the first comprehensive study of the place of uroscopy in early modern medicine, culture and society and of the - gradually changing - ways in which medical practitioners, lay persons and, last but not least, artists perceived and used it.
A concise, quick-reference handbook on history taking and physical examination Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is a compact yet comprehensive reference for students and practitioners alike, employing a step-by-step framework for effective patient assessment, diagnosis and planning of care. This valuable guide covers topics including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal system examinations, patient interviews, history taking and general health assessments. Clear diagrams and checklists illustrate key points, while easy-to-follow instructions and concise descriptions of clinical situations and diseases aid in clinical decision-making. Compact, pocket-sized guide that contains only the essential information for physical assessment Instructs readers on best clinical practice and how to present and communicate cases Develops and improves necessary skills for physical clinical examinations Ideal for use on the ward or as a companion to the accompanying textbook, Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment is an invaluable reference for healthcare students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and allied health practitioners.
This book reviews the progress made in salivary diagnostics during the past two decades and identifies the likely direction of future endeavors. After an introductory section describing the histological and anatomical features of the salivary glands and salivary function, salivary collection devices and diagnostic platforms are reviewed. The field of "salivaomics" is then considered in detail, covering, for example, proteomics, the peptidome, DNA and RNA analysis, biomarkers, and methods for biomarker discovery. Salivary diagnostics for oral and systemic diseases are thoroughly discussed, and the role of salivary gland tissue engineering for future diagnostics is explored. The book closes by considering legal issues and barriers to salivary diagnostic development. Advances in Salivary Diagnostics will be an informative and stimulating reference for both practitioners and students.
The origin and early years of any rapidly changing scientific discipline runs the risk of being forgotten unless a record of its past is preserved. In this, the first book-length history of clinical chemistry, those involved or interested in the field will read about who and what went before them and how the profession came to its present state of clinical importance. The narrative reconstructs the origins of clinical chemistry in the seventeenth century and traces its often obscure path of development in the shadow of organic chemistry, physiology and biochemistry until it assumes its own identity at the beginning of the twentieth century. The chronological development of the story reveals the varied roots from which modern clinical chemistry arose.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Critical testing information and key clinical protocols in the palm of your hand McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests focuses specifically on what you need to know to understand the test, educate the patient, and provide safe, effective care before, during, and after the test. In addition, this easy-to-use clinical companion is the only text to actively incorporate evidence-based practice features throughout, both in test monographs and appendices-a major advantage that enhances your ability to apply the book's content to your daily practice. Features: A cohesive 5-part organization covering the full range of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, laboratory/diagnostic assessments of body function, education, and screening Time-saving alphabetical organization of tests with handy thumb tabs Full-color icons that highlight the organization of each test, and clearly identify important features throughout Skill-sharpening references to national guidelines, including JCAHO Full coverage of clinical interventions/implications Essential insights into the possible meanings of abnormal values and contraindications Key references that pertain to evidence-based practice Timely appendix on the increasing use of evidence-based practice Critical patient teaching information
Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for Master the Boards USMLE Step 3aEURO<, ISBN 978-1-5062-5445-6, on sale January 07, 2020. Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.
Now in its sixth edition, the innovative, systematic, and easy to understand Health Assessment in Nursing has already helped thousands of RN-seeking students develop the comprehensive knowledge base and expert nursing assessment skills necessary for accurate collection of client data. The authors provide in-depth, accurate information, a compelling Continuing Case Study that covers every step in the assessment process, a focus on diversity and health assessment through the lifespan, a striking photo and illustration program that includes photos of practicing nurses performing assessments, dynamic online video clips and animations, and much more. This book provides students everything needed to master the knowledge and assessment skills needed for a successful nursing career. KEY FEATURES" NEW! Focused/Specialized Assessments signaled with icons and introduced with explanatory text help differentiate between skills that are more specialized for specific settings NEW! Verbally Communicating Findings boxes include brief biographical information and the patient's chief concern followed by a report of "significant positives" and "significant negatives" to help students understand how to better communicate with colleagues Continuing Case Studies with COLDSPA mnemonic Evidence-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention boxes Assessment Guides Assessment Tools Safety Tips Clinical Tips Older Adult Considerations Cultural Considerations
This book is a compendium of tips on many different aspects of patch testing based on the recommendations of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group (ICDRG), which is the reference group for all dermato-allergologists. It is intended to complement the book Patch Testing and Prick Testing: A Practical Guide by J.- M. Lachapelle and H. Maibach, which is an official publication of the ICDRG now in its third edition. Among the wide variety of topics covered are pitfalls, legal aspects, patch testing with ultrasonic bath extracts, the role of patch testing in occupational contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis, semi-open tests, the implications of a negative test, patch testing validity, selection of extra allergens and patch testing in the tropics. Many illustrations are included and all information is completely up- to-date. This book will be of value to all practicing dermatologists.
This book provides state-of-the-art reviews of key issues and recent developments relating to chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acquainting the reader with advances in research, treatment, and promotion of public health. Among the management topics addressed are the choices, advantages, and pitfalls of first-, second-, and third-line treatments; the European LeukemiaNet recommendations; management of adverse effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI); management of CML blast crisis; management of pregnancy in the context of CML; the role of hematopoietic cell transplantation; the current experience with TKI discontinuation; and the value of interferon in improving the outcome of TKI treatment. Various aspects of relevance to treatment outcome are discussed, including prognostic scores, molecular monitoring (principles and interlaboratory standardization), and response-related predictors of survival. Furthermore, updates are provided on the increasing prevalence of CML and its implications and on the changing cost of care for CML, taking into account the forthcoming impact of availability of generic imatinib.
Significantly updated and revised, this best-selling quick reference provides practical and concise guidance on the recognition and treatment of more than 100 pediatric and adolescent skin conditions. Includes more than 300 full color images that aid in accurate visual diagnosis, across a range of skin tones. Coverage spans everything from dermatitis and acne to infections, pigmentation disorders, hair disorders, neonatal and infant conditions, drug eruptions, and much more. Key Features Nine new chapters Cercarial Dermatitis Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris (PRP) Pilomatricoma Spitz Nevus Ectodermal Dysplasia Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Mycoplasma pneumoniae-Induced Rash and Mucositis Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis (CARP) Hyperhidrosis
Access physical assessment techniques in a flash-anytime, anywhere! This concise and trusted reference provides authoritative guidance on how to perform the patient interview, physical examination, and other core assessments as well as how to apply clinical reasoning and use shared decision-making in a quick-reference format-all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking includes illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination in an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. This highly regarded pocket guide also covers special stages in the life cycle-infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging. New to the eighth edition: Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and other relevant information. Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding. Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities. Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 . Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; current information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more provide essential clinical updates. New life-cycle content includes an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention.
Competency is within your reach with the new, fourth edition of Phlebotomy: A Competency-Based Approach. With Phlebotomy's pedagogy-rich format and plentiful Competency Checks, easily grasp not only essential phlebotomy skills and competencies, but also the critical soft skills needed for a successful transition from classroom to lab. Phlebotomy is also now available with McGraw-Hill's revolutionary adaptive learning technology, LearnSmart and SmartBook! You can study smarter, spending your valuable time on topics you don't know and less time on the topics you have already mastered. Access these new adaptive study tools through a revised Connect Plus, McGraw-Hill's online assignment and assessment platform. Hit your target with precision using LearnSmart, SmartBook, and Connect Plus...Join the learning revolution and achieve the success you deserve today!
Using the succinct and practical Oxford Specialist Handbook format, Head and Neck Imaging is an introduction to the theory and practice of head and neck radiology, as well as a guide to choosing and performing imaging investigations and minimally invasive procedures. Providing an overview of this challenging subspecialty, Head and Neck Imaging covers anatomy and the different diagnoses in head and neck radiology in an easily comprehensible way. Bulleted summaries of key facts in epidemiology, imaging features, prognosis and treatment guide the reader through the various imaging techniques and the ways they have direct clinical application. Highly illustrated with examples of the various imaging techniques to aid understanding, this is the definitive guide to head and neck radiology, and an ideal tool for radiology trainees and practitioners.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Carpenito's "Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis" is the ideal quick reference for Nursing Diagnosis information. This handbook offers practical guidance on nursing diagnoses and associated care. Compared to Carpenito's textbook, the handbook is a quick-reference type scope of content, easy for students to use while in clinical, in the classroom or simulation lab. From goals to specific interventions, Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis focuses on nursing. It provides a condensed, organized outline of clinical nursing practice designed to communicate creative clinical nursing. It is not meant to replace nursing textbooks, but rather to provide nurses who work in a variety of settings with the information they need without requiring a time-consuming review of the literature. It will assist students in transferring their theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. This title is intended for nursing students to use through their curriculum. The 15th edition is organized in three sections. Section 1 provides an alphabetical reference to nursing diagnoses, including NANDA-I definition and Section 2 focuses organizes all the health promotion/wellness nursing diagnoses for individuals. Under each diagnosis, Author's Notes will elaborate on the clinical usefulness of the diagnosis. Additional foundational knowledge is included in each diagnosis: NANDA-I definition Defining characteristics (physiologic, emotional and cognitive) Related factors including pathophysiologic, treatment related, and situational (personal and environmental) Maturational: infant/child, adolescent, adult and older adult Errors in Diagnostic Statements Key Concepts & General Considerations Special Population Consideration (Pediatric, Maternal, Geriatric, and Transcultural) Focused Assessment Criteria Goals (NIC/NOC) with Rationale Interventions for Special Population Lastly, section 3 covers Diagnostic Clusters, which presents medical conditions with associated collaborative problems and nursing diagnoses, designed for easy reference in the clinical setting. The handbook differs from the main textbook because it doesn't go into the foundation for understanding nursing diagnoses, including care planning and concept mapping. The handbook only covers the NANDA-I diagnoses and collaborative problems.
This is a unique collection of poems written by and for people who have survived our mental health system and the diagnostic process that is used to categorise and treat mental and emotional distress. In October 2016, Jo Watson launched A Disorder for Everyone (AD4E) - an international campaign to challenge the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and the labelling of expressions of emotional distress as medical disorders. Since then hundreds of people have attended AD4E events all over the UK, and thousands have joined the campaign Facebook group 'Drop the Disorder!' What began as a shout of protest has become an international roar. Poetry has long been used to give voice to resistance and to drive change in all kinds of social movements, and it is a central aspect of this campaign as well. It has been at the heart of every AD4E event and, more recently, several online poetry events have brought together poets and poetry-lovers from across the globe under the Drop the Disorder! banner. We Are the Change-Makers is a collection of these and other poems that seek to describe the otherwise inexpressible and challenge the power of psychiatry that misrepresents and medicates what it does not understand.
Fully updated to reflect NHS moves to encourage greater self-care and more use of over-the-counter remedies Informed by the experiences and expertise of seasoned pharmacists and GPs, this reference guide provides pharmacists working in the community with the treatment information they need when they need it. Each chapter incorporates a decision-making framework which distills the information necessary for treatment along with suggestions on "when to refer" set off in summary boxes. Elucidating case studies are provided throughout, in which pharmacists and doctors describe, in their own words, listening to and treating patients suffering with a range of common problems, from migraine to eczema to IBS. The indispensable guide to assessing and managing common symptoms seen in the pharmacy Includes information about medicines recently reclassified for OTC supply such as those for malaria prophylaxis and erectile dysfunction Now includes more highlights of "Red Flag" signs and symptoms Covers respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin, ear and eye, cardiovascular, and pain conditions Offers specific recommendations for women's, men's and children's health problems Provides decision making support for cases involving ethical dilemmas Features a visual display of relevant treatment guidelines Emphasizes the evidence base for OTC medicines With expert coverage of most common ailments which will be encountered by pharmacists on a daily basis, Symptoms in the Pharmacy, 8th Edition is a professional resource you'll want to keep close at hand for frequent consultation.
Develop the assessment knowledge and skills to excel in any clinical setting. Updated to reflect today's changing healthcare environment, this unique, modern approach to health assessment guides you progressively through realistic clinical case scenarios, emphasizing health promotion, risk factor reduction, evidence-based thinking, and diagnostic reasoning. Effective strategies help you adapt questions and techniques to confidently manage communication challenges, unexpected patient responses, changes in a patient's condition over time, and more. Highlights of the Third Edition Progressive Case Studies in each chapter help you capably apply concepts to clinical practice through: Therapeutic Dialogue displays that hone the communication and critical thinking skills essential for gathering assessment data. Progress Note sections that provide sample SOAP (Subjective data, Objective data, Analysis, and Plan) notes documenting summaries of findings, with accompanying critical thinking questions. Documenting Case Study Findings boxes that summarize abnormal findings in the physical examination (determined through inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). Collaborating With the Interprofessional Team displays that feature SBAR (Situation, Background, Analysis or Assessment, and Recommendations) frameworks for effectively coordinating referrals or other patient advocacy needs. Clinical Reasoning in Action sections that demonstrate how to bring all the elements of assessment together to determine a nursing diagnosis and related goals, interventions, rationales, and evaluation criteria. NEW! Unfolding case-based vignettes written by the National League for Nursing place concepts in a realistic context and encourage classroom discussion. NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts clarify potentially confusing topics. More than 70 NANDA-I Diagnoses with official definitions and defining characteristics Learning Objectives focus on critical information and can help you study more effectively. Clinical Significance boxes emphasize content critically related to clinical application. Safety Alert boxes highlight areas of concern or results that require immediate intervention or adjustments. Key Points summarized at the end of each chapter reinforce the most important content at a glance. Review Questions help you identify content requiring additional review. Tables of Abnormal Findings facilitate fast, effective assessments. Accompanying interactive learning resources such as videos and animations, referenced with icons in the text, appeal to a variety of learning styles
Portable and easy-to-use, Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 6th Edition is ideal for use in clinicals, in class, and at the bedside! This pocket-sized reference book is a condensed version Ackley's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 12th Edition that helps you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. Using a quick-access format, it includes the 2018-20 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans, featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching. Plus, alphabetic thumb tabs allow for quick and easy access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. UNIQUE! Includes care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, including pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventions. Alphabetical thumb tabs provides your students with quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. Pocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside. Nursing Diagnoses Index on the inside front and back cover. NEW! UNIQUE! 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses complete with 16 new diagnoses.
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 (R) easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.
This brand new title provides a highly illustrated and unambiguous introduction to most common presentations encountered in GP surgeries, in minor injury units and emergency departments. It provides the basic information required to identify and manage these conditions, as well as highlighting the pitfalls and the key diagnoses not to be missed. Minor Injury and Minor Illness at a Glance: * Presents the perfect combination of text and image; double page spreads enable quick access to information for readers in a pressurised environment * Covers a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses in one illustrated, full colour volume * Identifies key diagnoses not to be missed with red flags * Contains Short Answer Questions (SAQs) to help test learning and recognition * Includes a companion website featuring Short Answer Questions (SAQs) and flashcards, available at www.ataglanceseries.com/minorinjury Minor Injury and Minor Illness at a Glance is the perfect preparation guide or aide memoire for placements in acute or primary care, ideal for medical students, junior doctors, GP trainees and nurse practitioners.
This book provides an overview of our current understanding of the pathogenesis of the plasma cell neoplasms and comprehensively updates the reader on the laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis and prognostication of these malignancies as well as for monitoring response to therapy. Plasma Cell Neoplasms: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Laboratory Evaluation will be of great value to those medical professionals directly involved in the evaluation and diagnosis of clinical materials from patients with plasma cell neoplasms, including surgical pathologists, hematopathologists, and clinical pathologists.
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