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Clinical Ophthalmology Companion is a comprehensive reference book for all healthcare practitioners who are working in ophthalmology and optometry. It is written as a quick reference guide, rather than as a lavishly illustrated text. It has been written to accompany other illustrated texts and is intended to facilitate use during consultation. The book concentrates on management as well as pathology, pathophysiology and aetiology - whatever is relevant and important to know for clinical reasons.
In this indispensable guide, certified nutritionists Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green provide easy-to-understand, research-based nutritional information on the science of how food relates to your health and the effects of cancer, and offer strategies to prepare your body, life and kitchen for treatment. With nearly 100 stress-free, healthy, freezer-friendly and flavorful recipes specially designed to relieve specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its therapies (including loss of appetite, sore mouth, altered taste buds, nausea, and more) and to strengthen your body once in recovery, The Living Kitchen is accompanied by stunning photography and a simple, user-friendly design. You will find recipes for: - Energising snacks and breakfasts - Superfood smoothies, juices and elixirs - Soups and stews - Nutrient-rich, delicious main dishes These are recipes that you, your family, and your caregivers will all enjoy. The Living Kitchen will give you comfort in knowing that your body will be nourished and supported during (and even after) cancer treatment. A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, frightening and uncertain. You'll want to learn what to expect from chemotherapy and radiation, how you'll navigate the often debilitating side effects that come with treatment, and what you should eat to support your body at a time when eating and cooking may be too challenging. The Living Kitchen will help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate every stage of their cancer therapy journey, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.
This work offers a systematic approach to anatomy. As opposed to
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The development of reliable contraception is widely regarded as one of the great achievements in the broad field of medicine in the 20th century, particularly with the explosion in the global human population being a major cause of poverty and environmental destruction, and a real threat to our planet. Modern contraceptives are very effective and medically extremely safe - the challenge is to suggest and constantly supply the most appropriate ones. Contraception: a South African perspective is a comprehensive textbook on fertility control and the prevention of pregnancy, especially with regards to women's health and wellbeing. In order to ensure its relevance not only in South Africa but also in the sub-Saharan African region, Contraception: a South African perspective includes a chapter with up-to-date information on natural and traditional contraception. The need to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections receives special attention throughout, and the contraceptive needs of women with HIV infection are addressed, including those on antiretroviral therapy. Contents include the following: Reproductive physiology; Oral and injectable hormonal contraception; Intrauterine contraception; Male contraception; Sterilisation (male and female); Termination of pregnancy. Contraception: a South African perspective is aimed at a wide audience of medical and nursing students, medical practitioners and other health care workers and volunteers. Planners and funders of essential and basic medical care will potentially benefit from the scientific content and the insights of the authors.
The Student-to-Student, Step-by-Step Guide to Radiology Clerkship Success
This survival guide for the radiology wards teaches you how to read and present normal and abnormal x-rays, CTs, and MRIs for the most commonly seen diseases and disorders. You'll find 150 radiologic images divided by modality, clear guidelines on when to order a specific modality and how to read the results, and illustrations of classic results of important conditions.
Detailed advice from radiology clerkship veterans help you: Prepare for and take the test Perform a basic study Determine if a film is adequate Present each study on the ward Spot the strengths and weaknesses of studies Recognize basic anatomical structures Identify abnormal conditions
INSIDER'S GUIDE TO HONING RADIOLOGY SKILLS FOR EVERY CLERKSHIP
The only student-to-student, step-by-step guide to interpreting and presenting radiology studies Detailed how-to-succeed and what-to-study guidance from clerkship vets 75 radiology images of the most commonly seen disorders illustrate each modality and detail Illustrates normal as well as abnormal results Classic results of important conditions often seen on the wards and tested on the USMLE Step 2CK Clear guidelines on when to order a specific modality and how to read the results "Classifieds" feature high-yield websites, top extracurricular opportunities, and scholarships Tear-out cards with essential radiology concepts in pocket-ready format
A STUDENT-TO-STUDENT GUIDE Discover med students' "secret weapon" Impress on the wards and succeed in the clerkships Save time with high-yield topics, important radiology images, and pocket-ready reminders The first book to describe how to read radiographic films for the most commonly seen disorders Apply the First Aid formula for clerkship success
Sharpen your skills in 3 surgical specialties--with this one complete sourcebook
A Doody's Core Title for 2011
"The book is easy to read, logical, insightful, and clearly meant for practicing surgeons. Chapters are brief and suitable for quick reading by the surgeon facing an emergency....Throughout, there is major emphasis on figures and easy-to-follow diagnostic and management algorithms, which makes it easy for readers to grasp the essential message....I am certain that Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon is destined to have a large readership."--"JAMA"
"This book can be recommended for its well written chapters introducing generalists to principles of critical care. 3 Stars." "Doody's Review Service"
"Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon" delivers a definitive overview of how to evaluate, stabilize, and perform surgeries for multiple emergent scenarios. Written by prominent surgeon educators, it takes you step-by-step from triage through the operation and concisely explains how to handle trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery situations. No other resource delivers such quick access to essential information prior to the procedure, helping to ensure optimal outcomes for the critically ill surgical patient.
"Acute Care Surgery" is written specifically to help you prepare during the narrow window of time between resuscitating the patient in the emergency room and the patient's admission to the operating room.
FEATURES A multidisciplinary surgical companion covering the three specialties within acute care surgery--emergency surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma A streamlined presentation that facilitates research and offers point-of-care insights that enhance surgical outcomes Clinical chapter orientation, with headers that logically segment chapter material between preoperative, operative, and postoperative management Management algorithms in all clinical chapters highlight and clarify important surgical procedures Expert authorship from leaders in their respective disciplines provide the most clinically relevant, up-to-date approaches to acute care surgical problems
Liverpool 1868. Alice, a trainee nurse, has just given birth to a baby girl outside of wedlock. The child is beautiful but she feels adrift and misses her life and friends at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary. After Head Nurse Ada informs her she can return to the hospital, Alice is torn. She's desperate to get back to healing the sick but it would mean leaving little Victoria with her friend Stella every night. But her friends hold her hand every step of the way and Alice soon realises she can be a good mother and a fine nurse all at the same time. She also starts to enjoy the fluttering of romance as she grows closer to Reverend Seed, the hospital Chaplain. But Alice's peaceful life is shattered when Jamie Clayton, her baby's father, walks into the ward one day. She has to decide where her heart truly lies and what is best for her and baby Victoria.
It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. There are two forms of insomnia: secondary insomnia, in which it is comorbid with another condition such as psychiatric disorders, chronic pain conditions, or cardiopulmonary disorders, and primary insomnia, which does not coexist with any other disorder, Though insomnia may be caused by any number of things, it is primarily sustained by the development of poor sleep habits (such as varying sleep-wake schedule, daytime napping, and spending excessive time in bed) as an attempt to manage the problem. This treatment program uses cognitive-behavioral therapy methods to correct those poor sleep habits. CBT has been proven in multiple studies to improve sleep hygiene by reducing time spent in bed before sleep onset, reducing time spent awake after first sleep onset, and increasing the quality and efficiency of sleep. Developed by the authors, this evidence based treatment can be used for both primary and secondary insomnia sufferers. Patients are first given information about healthy sleep and the reasons for improving sleep habits, then a behavioral program is developed to address that patient's specific sleep problems. Use of sleep logs, assessment forms, and other homework (all provided in the corresponding workbook) allows client and therapist to work together to develop an effective sleep regimen tailored specifically for each client. Finally, several sessions are dedicated to increasing compliance and problem-solving.
The passages in this book have been designed to closely resemble official MCAT Verbal passages. This volume includes fourteen 60-minute, full-length practice MCAT Verbal Exams in official MCAT format, 560 MCAT Verbal questions in total, 2,240 detailed explanations for all answer choices, and 14 tear-out answer sheets.
This book, written by leading international experts in the field, offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in breast reconstruction. A particular feature is the presentation of a multitude of new clinical techniques, with high-quality supporting illustrations. The opening sections document the history of breast reconstruction, describe the anatomy of the pectoral muscles, pectoral nerves and perforator flaps and provide guidance on preoperative imaging and planning. After full documentation of techniques (including use of autogenous tissues and prosthetic implants), further sections are devoted to the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, the role of angiography and thermography, monitoring, quality of life outcomes and complications and their management. The book will be invaluable both for residents and fellows and for practicing and highly experienced cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and those in cosmetic surgical subspecialties.
Despite the fact that more than 80 per cent of mental health care users make use of African indigenous practitioners, previous texts on mental health care in Africa have focused predominantly on sharpening Western-based competence, while paying scant attention to local African practices. A more holistic view is needed to reconnect mental health practitioners with the African community where value systems are rooted and transmitted, and thus allow them to provide better care. Mental health care in Africa is an evidence-based practice and research book focusing equally on Western and African indigenous mental health care practices so that the best can be taken from both. Mental health care in Africa starts to exert the African epistemology and ways of practice, without undermining the contribution of Western health care. Including African indigenous knowledge systems (AIKS) allows for broader dialogue and encourages original debate on concepts such as self-determination, informed consent, appropriate and relevant assessment, and care in the mental health arena. Contents include the following: Review of Western psychoeducation and findings in the African indigenous context; Planning and conducting therapeutic groups; Therapeutic interaction in HIV and AIDS care: an African approach; Management of aggressive and violent mental health care users; Sensory stimulation in mental health care users with dementia; Medicinal management; Substance rehabilitation and primary mental health care. Mental health care in Africa is aimed at mental health care practitioners and undergraduate students at universities and nursing colleges.
4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW
Updated to meet the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines, this rapid-fire question-and-answer book is required reading for anyone preparing for PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification or recertification.
Fully updated and revised. Award winning Deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompression theory. Mark Powell has written a book that for the first time allows the average diver to fully understand the principles behind this fascinating aspect of diving. This book bridges the gap between introductory books and source scientific information. What I wanted was an intermediate overview that went into more detail but wasn't written for academics or researchers. When I became a technical diving instructor I started teaching other people about decompression theory. I tried to give an overview of decompression theory at this intermediate level to give my students a better understanding of what was happening during decompression dives. This was always very popular amongst divers who, like me, had always wanted to understand more about the concepts and models underlying decompression theory. I was always being asked if I could recommend a good book which covered this area but as before, there was no such text available. Over time I started giving out notes for the decompression theory portion of my courses and these notes started building. Initially they were just a few pages but the notes became more and more comprehensive and started to cover more and more areas. Eventually they grew into this book. Eurotek 2010 - Winner Publication of Significance Award. TekDive 2014 - Winner Media Award.
Fundamentals of Care is an accessible introductory textbook for all health care assistants; assistant practitioners and social care support workers who are undertaking the newly introduced, mandatory Care Certificate, as well as offering a resource for providing care and support. Practically focused, each chapter begins with the outcomes associated with each standard, which helps contextualise and focus the reader on the content and relevance to the Care Certificate. The book also includes exercises to encourage the reader to stop, look, listen and act, thinking cap activity promotes further thinking and application to care and support provision along with case studies and resource files. Written to help the reader come to terms with the role and function of the heath and care assistants, Fundamentals of Care offers support to those undertaking the Care Certificate and to assist those who already work as health and care assistants, helping them in their quest to enhance safe and effective care.
Now in its 7th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS is the best-selling resource for those preparing for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health careers. Clear, concise writing focused on "need to know" drug information gives readers the confidence to master pharmacology. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Part I chapters center on basic pharmacologic principles. Medication preparation, supplies, and specific information on each route of administration is covered. Administration checklists allow the learner to put the knowledge into practice. . Part II chapters organize drugs by classifications, and includes purpose, side effects, cautions, interactions, and contraindications. Patient education is highlighted for each category. Reference tables with each classification list the most commonly prescribed drugs according to generic and trade names, with dosage and available forms. The complete pharmacology resource for allied health professionals at every experience level, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 7th Edition also makes a great refresher and on-the-job reference.
Now thoroughly updated and presented in an innovative new format, this proven resource provides a detailed, versatile guide to the care and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders. Covering a wide range of disorders spanning client ages, populations, and settings, this authoritative book is ideal for both students and professionals. In addition to extensive updates reflecting recent clinical and theoretical advances, the new, groundbreaking Third Edition offers two valuable resources in one convenient package, complementing the traditional book with an extensive digital workbook. Digital materials include hands-on exercises to help you practice analyses and procedures described in the text, as well as downloadable forms. What hasn't changed is the book's signature practical focus, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and varied options for clinical treatment to ensure an appropriate approach based on each client's unique needs.
"If you are a believer this book is a must read. If you are a sceptic this is a must read for you too. If you think you are too "intellectual" for Christian belief let this book tell you how wrong you are and inspire you to try a better way with God, instead of without Him. Highly recommended - a great Australian book which will blow you away." (Marian Klitzke, (Tasmania), a retired social worker and ex-owner of a Christian bookshop. Emailed to the author and posted on You-tube with the promo.) Trained at the University of New South Wales, Dr Ern Crocker is an experienced nuclear medicine physician, and the first to practise ultrasound in Australia. As he reconciled his Christian faith with his understanding of medicine, Dr Crocker became aware that God was working alongside him during an after-hours medical emergency. In this book, Dr Crocker recounts this life-changing encounter with the miraculous power of God, and also presents the testimonies of many other doctors who, like him, have experienced the presence of a "silent partner" as they carry out their medical duties. Readers will be amazed at these insiders' accounts of how God intervenes in the world of medicine today! "An essential read for those struggling with the considerable challenge of integrating a passion for the science of medicine, the art of compassionate holistic care and a love of the God who has created them." Dr Michael Burke MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FAICD Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia "It is my hope that this book will encourage a large number of people to recognize that their hope lies with God, rather than with themselves." Ben Carson MD, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University. Author of Gifted Hands "This is an inspirational book. I recommend it to all, but especially to students and young professionals in health care. Over and over again it shows that God is faithful to those who seek him and intervenes in the lives of his followers. He is the healer, whether it be through medical or miraculous means. May it encourage those in the medical world to go after God more and more and see his kingdom come in health care in the nations." Dr Ken Curry, Health Care In Christ, Australia "To some, a Christian doctor is an oxymoron in our day and age. Dr Ern Crocker in his book Nine Minutes Past Midnight demonstrates keen intellectual precision whole at the same time positioning himself in a very real faith. I love the reality of the book. I enjoy the stories of incredible medical and technological breakthrough. I am in awe when healing comes when doctors know that it was not their efforts alone that won the day. Both types are stories of divine intervention. I am comforted that others struggle with the reality that healing is not effected in every case, either by divine or by natural means. The reality of our limitations as shared in this book, serves to remind us that there is still much to learn, and much to keep us humble, even while celebrating great success. This book and its heroes are worth celebrating." David Crabtree, Senior Pastor, DaySpring Church, Australia "Nine Minutes Past Midnight is a compelling book, demonstrating perfectly what it looks like when the kingdom of heaven is expressed through the hands of those in the medical field. With interviews and testimonies from professionals all over the world, Dr Ernest Crocker has courageously painted a clear picture of what it looks like when the hand of God is upon and working through doctors surrendered to Him. This book will encourage your faith as you read about the many who have encountered God and have successfully carried Him into the world of medicine." Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor, Bethel Church, California. Author of When Heaven Invades Earth and Secrets To Imitating God Nine Minutes Past Midnight is essentially a compilation of interviews, conversations, and anecdotes, involving both doctors and patients. The purpose of Crocker's assembled interviews, conversations, and anecdotes, was to set out "factual evidence" - sometimes quite startling factual evidence - entrusted to him by "prominent medical practitioners of sound mind and undisputed word" (thereby confirming Crocker's own relevant experiences) regarding "the manner in which a 'personal' God interacts and intervenes in the lives of doctors, their patients, families and friends." This factual evidence related to God's intervening in the healing process today, not simply in the past. Put differently, the central theme of Nine Minutes Past Midnight is the experience by doctors and patients of God's presence now in day-to-day medical practice as the "third person involved in patient care and in the healing process...that unseen person or 'silent partner'." Rarely does a reviewer get to write about a book as remarkable as Ernest Crocker's Nine Minutes Past Midnight. Dr Colin Goodwin (extract from review) "Mr Ernest Crocker does not work alone but with a 'silent partner' he calls on during his treatment. As a young doctor he found just how powerful this 'silent partner' is when called out to a medical emergency at Nine Minutes Past Midnight. It was beyond explanation how this woman, pronounced dead twice by other medical personnel, lived without any lasting effects. This miracle encouraged and changed Dr Crocker, the first nuclear medicine physician in Australia to practise ultrasound. Nine Minutes Past Midnight begins with this incredible story and is followed by Dr Crocker's medical and spiritual journey and stories of other Christian doctors he encountered and interviewed over the years. It is a book of incredible faith, from medical personnel praying and trusting God to heal patients when their prognosis and ethics tell them the opposite, to the faith of patients whose lives are healed when their prognosis is non-existent. This truly inspirational book would be a great encouragement to those training or working in the health field. They will learn to trust God the healer would be a great encouragement to those training or working in the health field. They will learn to trust God the healer to work in the lives of patients either through medical or miraculous means and realise the limits of medical abilities against God's healing power. Highly recommended." - Elizabeth Gardner Weekly Challenge New Zealand's Christian Newspaper, 23/06/2012
Oral health care professionals are becoming increasingly aware that almost every clinical consultation raises scientific, ethical and legal challenges. While scientific challenges may be resolved using an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach, moral complexity must be resolved using ethical theory to justify decision making in the face of ethical conflict. Ethics and the dental team, the first title of its kind in South Africa, provides the theoretical background necessary for the resolution of ethical dilemmas. Ethics and the dental team uses case studies to demonstrate how to identify, analyse and apply ethical, moral and value concepts to scenarios that are encountered on a daily basis.
Whether having a glass or two of wine with a meal or drinking socially with friends and work colleagues, alcohol has a significant and enjoyable part in many people's lives. Yet alcohol consumption, even in relatively moderate amounts, can also have an adverse impact on health, personal relationships, sleep, work, family life, and more. In this book, clinical psychologist Stuart Linke encourages us to carefully reflect on our own drinking habits. Are we drinking more than we realized? Why do we drink? How can we take steps to control or perhaps stop drinking if we choose to? Using questionnaires, worksheets and accessible examples of real situations, Thinking About Drinking provides clear, practical strategies for improving our relationship to alcohol. Linke shares his expertise and experience in cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational therapy [or simply "in psychology"] to help both heavy and moderate drinkers: Calculate alcohol intake Think about drinking habits and patterns Identify the risks posed by alcohol Understand the process of change Draw up a realistic plan of action Successfully implement the plan Skillfully handle relapses. For people who would like to better control and alter their drinking but are not sure how to go about it, Thinking About Drinking is a simple and sensitive guidebook from an expert in the field, providing step by step instruction and advice to help promote a healthier and more balanced relationship to alcohol.
In this book an international panel of authors offer a clear, step-by-step approach to Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), a new refractive procedure approved for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism that is a truly minimally invasive key-hole type surgery. The book opens by discussing important fundamentals of the technology, followed by a close look at the healing response. The current surgical techniques are then described in detail with the aim of providing easy-to-understand guidance for all who wish to perform SMILE surgery or to identify solutions to pitfalls that may arise during the learning curve. Further sections cover the clinical science relating to SMILE (explaining underlying principles), discuss ongoing investigations to further expand the spectrum of SMILE surgery and offer suggestions on how to market the procedure and communicate it to the prospective patient. This guide is "a must" for everyone who wishes to enter the exciting world of SMILE.
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