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Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback): James Styan Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback)
James Styan 5
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages – and divorces – but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard’s personal life and South African society at large, where apartheid legislation often made the difficulties of medicine even more convoluted.

The role of black medical staff like Hamilton Naki is explored, as is the intense rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. How did Barnard manage to beat them all in this race of life and death? How much did his famous charisma have to do with it all? And in the light of his later years, his subsequent successes and considerable failures, what is Barnard’s legacy today?

Styan covers it all in this fascinating new account of a real heartbreaker that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant.

Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback): James Styan Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback)
James Styan 4
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard ’n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiŽnte ’n harteheler.

Diť nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van die historiese eerste hartoorplanting op Barnard se persoonlik lewe en op die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap in die algemeen, waar apartheidswetgewing dikwels die probleme van geneeskunde nog ingewikkelder gemaak het. Die rol van swart mediese personeel soos Hamilton Naki word bespreek, sowel as die intense wedywering wat tussen ander beroemde hartsjirurge en Barnard ontstaan het.

Hoe het Barnard dit reggekry om hulle almal in diť resies om lewe en dood te wen? Hoeveel het sy welbekende sjarme daarmee te doen gehad? En wat is Barnard se nalatenskap vandag, in die lig van sy latere suksesse en aansienlike mislukkings? Styan dek dit alles in diť fassinerende nuwe blik op Chris Barnard wat uitgegee is om saam te val met die 50ste herdenking van die eerste hartoorplanting.

Principles of Surgical Patient Care - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed): C.J. Mieny, U. Mennen Principles of Surgical Patient Care - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed)
C.J. Mieny, U. Mennen
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Departmentalising medicine has produced many specialities. This development is both essential and inevitable if progress is pursued. In the surgical field, at least ten disciplines have developed. Although these disciplines are very different in nature and practice, a large common ground binds them together: this title is about these common basic principles, which should form the core knowledge of all surgeons regardless of speciality. As in the past, the subjects covered in the intermediate examinations of the College of medicine of South Africa and the Universities offering Master in Surgery Degrees (Mmed) are represented. This material covers the principles of managing emergency situations across the different surgical disciplines, including intensive care, infections and trauma.

The Organ Thieves - The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South (Paperback): Chip Jones The Organ Thieves - The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South (Paperback)
Chip Jones
R443 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handbook of EEG Interpretation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): William O. Tatum IV Handbook of EEG Interpretation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
William O. Tatum IV
R1,630 R1,460 Discovery Miles 14 600 Save R170 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A trusted resource for anyone involved in EEG interpretation, this compact handbook is designed for on-the-go reference. Covering the essential components of EEG in clinical practice, the book provides graphic examples of classic EEG presentations with essential text points of critical information to enhance reading skills to aid in improving patient outcomes. Authored by prominent experts in clinical neurophysiology, this second edition is updated to reflect current advances in ICU and intraoperative monitoring and includes new chapters on polysomnography, status epilepticus, and pediatric EEG.

The Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition fits in a lab coat pocket to facilitate immediate information retrieval during bedside, OR, ER, and ICU EEG interpretation. It is divided into eight sections that cover all major EEG topics including normal and normal variants, epileptiform and nonepileptiform abnormalities, seizures and status epilepticus, ICU EEG, sleep, and intraoperative monitoring. Each chapter highlights the principal challenges involved with a particular type of EEG interpretation. Consistently formatted and packed with practical tips, this handbook is a highly useful tool for residents, fellows, clinicians, and neurophysiology technologists looking for quick and reliable EEG information, regardless of specialty or level of training.

Key Features of "Handbook of EEG Interpretation, Second Edition" Updated and expanded to reflect advances in clinical EEG applications, including three new dedicated chapters Addresses all areas of EEG interpretation in a concise, pocket-sized, easy-to-access format Provides organized information and a visual approach to identifying EEG waveforms and understanding their clinical significance Presents information consistently for structured review and rapid retrieval Includes practical tips by notable experts throughout

.".".Large variety of subjects, good diagrams, thoroughly researched data....The book would make a good addition to a departmental or personal library."" --American Journal of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

.".". H]elpful for neurology residents and fellows who are learning EEG interpretation or who need to make decisions while on call at the hospital "" --Doody's Reviews

Understanding Cancer (Paperback): Robin Hesketh Understanding Cancer (Paperback)
Robin Hesketh
R295 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

1 in 2 of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives and yet many of us don't understand how cancers arise. How many different kinds of cancer are there? What treatments are available? What does the future hold in terms of developing new therapies? This book demystifies cancer by explaining the underlying cell and molecular biology in a clear and accessible style. It answers the questions commonly asked about cancer such as what causes cancer and how cancer develops. It explains how DNA makes proteins and how mutations can corrupt those proteins. It also gives an overview of current therapies and how treatments may advance over the next decades, as well as explaining what actions we can take to help prevent cancer developing. Understanding Cancer is an accessible and engaging introduction to cancer biology for any interested reader.

The Man Behind the Mask - Journey of an Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hardcover): Thomas H. Mallory The Man Behind the Mask - Journey of an Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hardcover)
Thomas H. Mallory
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The perils of aging are many, but the debilitating effects of serious illness loom large. In this stirring memoir, readers will discover a man who improved the lives of many arthritis sufferers before himself succumbing to a cruel debilitating disease. ""The Man behind the Mask"" tells the story of Thomas Mallory, who was inspired to become a doctor after undergoing surgery for a high school football injury. He went on to become a renowned surgeon and a pioneer in joint replacement. In 2002, his successful career came to an abrupt halt when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Mallory was one of the first surgeons in the United States to see the potential for joint replacement technology, and in this memoir he describes not only the nuances of introducing hip replacement surgery but also the systems that he established to make it a highly successful operation. He tells how he overcame initial resistance to the procedure and became a respected teacher of the technology, training many surgeons who went on to successful careers, lecturing about his procedure around the world, and also seeing VIP patients who journeyed to Ohio just to be operated on by him. As a pioneer in this type of operation, Mallory first recognized the value of using prosthetic innovation and development. He became a proponent of modularity in joint replacement surgery, which allowed a surgeon to customize a prosthesis to a patient's joint in the operating room. His innovations, along with those of Dr. William Head, resulted in the introduction in 1983 of the Mallory-Head Hip System - a technology still in use today and one that has offered relief to thousands of patients. Tracing the joys and sorrows of his own career, Mallory dispels the myth that surgeons are emotionally invulnerable and cold. He offers his perspective on the pursuit of medicine as a profession, on the doctor-patient relationship, and on litigious challenges to physicians. He also commends the benefits of family and leisure and the blessing of life in general while offering insight into the management of an incurable disease. In our skeptical era, Thomas Mallory is a shining example of a prominent scientist who has maintained his faith in God throughout the highs and lows of life. ""The Man behind the Mask"" is an inspiring account for fellow professionals and general readers, as well as for those who have benefited from the procedures he introduced.

SBAs for the Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgery FRCS (Paperback): John Breeze, Ross Elledge SBAs for the Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgery FRCS (Paperback)
John Breeze, Ross Elledge
R1,070 Discovery Miles 10 700 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

SBAs for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery FRCS is a question and answer style revision guide designed to help candidates prepare for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (FRCS) Section 1 written exam, and the Tri-Collegiate Membership in Oral Surgery (MOral Surg) exam. Reflecting the format of the exam, the book contains 300 single-best-answer (SBA) questions with detailed explanatory answers. Questions are mapped to the latest curriculum, with key topics weighted according to their relevance in the most recent examinations. An introductory chapter explains the marking methodology used and advises on how candidates can best approach the exam. A revision guide section suggests study topics and recommended reading. Providing a thorough assessment of the key topics and expert guidance, this is an essential resource for higher surgical trainees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery looking to maximise their exam success.

Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis - A Guide to Diagnosis and Management (Paperback, 4th): Lauren Krupp Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis - A Guide to Diagnosis and Management (Paperback, 4th)
Lauren Krupp
R1,236 R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Save R267 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This practical guide for physicians and other health care professionals discusses the impact of fatigue on the individual with MS, the potential etiologies underlying MS-related fatigue, its work up and diagnosis, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management strategies.

Fatigue is perhaps the single most prevalent and disabling symptom of the multiple sclerosis, and limits patients' activity more than any other MS symptom. The identification of fatigue as a distinct clinical entity requires both art and science, and most of all, a willingness and ability to listen carefully to patients and their families. The physician's ability to obtain a comprehensive history requires a full understanding of the circumstances in which fatigue occurs (physical, cognitive, and psychosocial) and demands consideration of a large number of disorders, including anxiety, depression, excessive daytime sleepiness, pain, and spasticity, all of which may mimic or contribute to fatigue.

While fatigue is almost exclusively a subjective experience, depending on the patient's ability to understand and report this symptom, there are effective methods for identifying the existence of fatigue, determining its severity, and distinguishing it from related or contributing disorders such as depression, pain, and sleep disorders.

Readers will learn that fatigue need not be tolerated by the MS patient. Various therapies, support systems, and treatment of underlying affective disorders can all alleviate fatigue or reduce its impact, restoring the patient's energy levels and ability to participate in life. Virtually every MS patient with fatigue can benefit from intervention, and failing to treat the symptom of fatigue with the respect that it deserves is a serious detriment to patient care.

Finding the New You - Think, See and Feel Beautiful (Hardcover): Dennis Schimpf Finding the New You - Think, See and Feel Beautiful (Hardcover)
Dennis Schimpf
R682 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback): Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback)
Paul Kalanithi 2
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

‘A vital book about dying. Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living’ Nigella Lawson

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?

Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017

Advanced Procedures for Pain Management - A Step-by-Step Atlas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Sudhir Diwan, Timothy R. Deer Advanced Procedures for Pain Management - A Step-by-Step Atlas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Sudhir Diwan, Timothy R. Deer
R5,874 Discovery Miles 58 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Edited by Sudhir Diwan, a former Director of Pain Medicine fellowship program at Ivy League Weill Cornell Medical College, and Timothy R. Deer, an internationally renowned expert in neuromodulation and minimally invasive spinal procedures, this atlas covers advanced procedures that normal residency and fellowship programs may not cover. It consolidates information pain fellows usually amass by traveling throughout the country to various specialized weekend courses. Advanced Procedures for Interventional Pain Management: A Step-by-Step Atlas is for physicians that know the fundamentals of pain medicine and want to push their knowledge further. Through easy-to-digest bullet points, extensive diagrams, hundreds of figures, and expanded legends beneath each illustration, this compendium covers techniques such as fluoroscopic guidance and radiation safety, endoscopic transforaminal discectomy, endoscopic direct-percutaneous discectomy, transforaminal myelogram, percutaneous facet fusion, percutaneous sacroplasty, vertebral augmentations, percutaneous tumor ablation, percutaneous spinal fusion, minimally invasive spinal decompression (MILD), Interspinous Spacer Placement and advanced neuroaugmentation techniques like high frequency stimulation and DRG stimulation. This book also has a dedicated section on Regenerative Medicine with chapters on platelet rich plasma, stem cell therapy, and intradiscal regenerative therapy. Each chapter has a strict chapter format that includes the indications and contraindications for each procedure, a list of equipment and drugs, a step-by-step illustration-focused how-to, a list of possible post-procedural complications, and bullet-pointed clinical pearls and pitfalls. Within each chapter the authors will also cover the variations of each procedure due to different equipment. This book is ideal for pain medicine fellows, spine surgeons, and interventional pain physicians who want access to the best minds and specialized procedures in a single package.

Vertical Scar Mammaplasty (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Moustapha Hamdi Vertical Scar Mammaplasty (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Moustapha Hamdi
R3,524 Discovery Miles 35 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Important advances have been achieved in vertical scar mammaplasty since the successful first edition of this book, which described the fundamentals of the technique. This new, completely revised and updated edition fully reflects the evolution in vertical scar mammaplasty during the past decade. Previously published procedures have been refined, and a variety of newer techniques are presented, including several breast reduction procedures using a short scar and techniques of mastopexy that pay specific attention to enhancement of breast projection and upper fullness. Extensive consideration is also given to the management of complications and suboptimal treatment outcomes. An impressive list of international authors have contributed to the book, each describing their own technique step by step in the manner of a manual. The surgical techniques are precisely depicted in high-quality illustrations, and readers will also have access to videos that will shorten the learning curve.

Spare Parts - The Story of Medicine Through the History of Transplant Surgery (Hardcover): Paul Craddock Spare Parts - The Story of Medicine Through the History of Transplant Surgery (Hardcover)
Paul Craddock
R630 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R101 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lectures on Syphilitic Osteitis and Periostitis (Paperback): John Hamilton Lectures on Syphilitic Osteitis and Periostitis (Paperback)
John Hamilton
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Science and Art of Surgery - Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations. Illustrated With Six Hundred... The Science and Art of Surgery - Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations. Illustrated With Six Hundred and Thirty Engravings on Wood (Paperback)
John Eric Erichsen
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Midwifery - Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and Parturition, and the Attentions... A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Midwifery - Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and Parturition, and the Attentions Required by the Child from Birth to the Period of Weaning (Paperback)
Pierre Cazeaux
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
On the Reparative Process in Human Tendons After Subcutaneous Division for the Cure of Deformities ... Also a Series of... On the Reparative Process in Human Tendons After Subcutaneous Division for the Cure of Deformities ... Also a Series of Experiments on Rabbits, and a Resume of the English and Foreign Literature of the Subject (Paperback)
William Adams
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Your Transplant Adventure - A Kids Guide to Organ Transplant (Paperback): Tanya Smith, Stacy Brand Your Transplant Adventure - A Kids Guide to Organ Transplant (Paperback)
Tanya Smith, Stacy Brand; Matt Butler
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Practical Observations on the Treatment of Stricture of the Urethra and Fistula in Perineo, Illustrated With Cases and Drawings... Practical Observations on the Treatment of Stricture of the Urethra and Fistula in Perineo, Illustrated With Cases and Drawings of These Affections Etc (Paperback)
John Lizars
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Causes and Treatment of Deafness - Being a Manual of Aural Surgery for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine... The Causes and Treatment of Deafness - Being a Manual of Aural Surgery for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine (Paperback)
James Keene
R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Wood's Medical and Surgical Monographs (Paperback): William Wood Wood's Medical and Surgical Monographs (Paperback)
William Wood
R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Orthopaedic Examination Techniques - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Fazal Ali, Nick Harris Orthopaedic Examination Techniques - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Fazal Ali, Nick Harris
R1,515 R1,426 Discovery Miles 14 260 Save R89 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Orthopaedic Examination Techniques comprehensively covers the basic examination skills and key special tests needed to evaluate the adult and paediatric musculoskeletal system. Chapters are presented in a clear and logical way to allow readers to understand then master the techniques of orthopaedic clinical examination. Written by a diverse group of chapter authors with extensive experience in teaching clinical examination and who use a uniform system that is taught on national courses, every aspect of musculoskeletal examination is covered in the adult and paediatric patient. Numerous illustrations and new clinical photographs help readers to visualise and understand the key techniques, and five new chapters at the end of the book demonstrate the value of clinical examination through more than 80 clinical case examples. Easy-to-follow throughout, this book is invaluable reading for trainee orthopaedic surgeons, especially those preparing for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) postgraduate examination, practising orthopaedic surgeons, medical students, physiotherapists, and rheumatologists.

Cerebral Palsy (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020): Freeman Miller, Steven Bachrach, Nancy Lennon, Margaret E. O'Neil Cerebral Palsy (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020)
Freeman Miller, Steven Bachrach, Nancy Lennon, Margaret E. O'Neil
R34,396 Discovery Miles 343 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dr. Miller's valuable resource helps members of the medical team navigate the complexity of cerebral palsy care by explaining unfamiliar treatments that fall outside of their own disciplines. Readers also benefit from a review of current practices in their own fields. Includes recommended treatment algorithms and is designed to help improve decision making. Written in a very conversational style and illustrated with lots of color the volume provides rehabilitational (part 1) and surgical aspects (part 2). Accomplished by a CD-ROM which provides lots of case studies - including walking analysis. The most comprehensive title on this topic written by a leading expert.

Empire of the Scalpel - The History of Surgery (Hardcover): Ira M. Rutkow Empire of the Scalpel - The History of Surgery (Hardcover)
Ira M. Rutkow
R662 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R106 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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