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Restoration of Function in Upper Limb Paralyses and Muscular Defects (Hardcover): Raoul Tubiana, Rene Malek, Caroline Leclercq,... Restoration of Function in Upper Limb Paralyses and Muscular Defects (Hardcover)
Raoul Tubiana, Rene Malek, Caroline Leclercq, Alain Gilbert
R6,912 Discovery Miles 69 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive study guide, Restoration of Functions in Upper Limb Paralyses and Muscular Defects gives you the necessary information for the surgical management of muscular defects and neurobiological disorders of the upper extremity, and details the restoration of essential functions in this area.

This text examines:

  • upper extremity paralysis and muscular deficits
  • free muscle transfer
  • obstetrical paralyses: primary surgery
  • Volkmann Syndrome
  • the tetraplegic upper limb
  • physiology of nerve regeneration
  • electrodiagnosis studies
  • pathological mechanics

Restoration of Function in Upper Limb Paralyses and Muscular Defects draws on extensive practical clinical experience to present the reader with an authoritative, insightful resource.

Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition): George W. Holcomb, J.Patrick Murphy, Shawn D St Peter Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition)
George W. Holcomb, J.Patrick Murphy, Shawn D St Peter
R6,435 R5,564 Discovery Miles 55 640 Save R871 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Known for its readability, portability, and global perspectives, Holcomb and Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery remains the most comprehensive, up-to-date, single-volume text in its field. As technology and techniques continue to evolve, the 7th Edition provides state-of-the-art coverage-both in print and on video-of the full range of general surgical and urological problems in infants, children, and adolescents, equipping you to achieve optimal outcomes for every patient. Provides authoritative, practical coverage to help you implement today's best evidence-based open and minimally invasive techniques, with guidance from internationally recognized experts in the field. Features more than 1,000 high-quality images depicting the visual nuances of surgery for the full range of pediatric and urologic conditions you're likely to see. Delivers comprehensive updates throughout including the latest advances in managing Inguinal Hernias and Hydroceles; Imperforate Anus and Cloacal Malformations; Hirschsprung Disease; Duodenal and Intestinal Atresia and Stenosis; Esophageal Atresia; and more. Offers access to more than 50 videos that help you improve and refine your surgical skills. New videos cover Fetal Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO); Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair; Robotic Extravesical Ureteral Reimplantation; Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Torsion; and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve (Paperback, 2012): Rudolf A. Weiner, Ralph Peterli Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve (Paperback, 2012)
Rudolf A. Weiner, Ralph Peterli
R1,484 R1,351 Discovery Miles 13 510 Save R133 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This operation primer provides excellent photographic step-by-step guidance to this surgical procedure. It has been designed to describe the operation in the simplest manner possible without over-simplifying the complexities involved. Nodal points are at the core of the operation primer, describing the key surgical steps in detail. This surgical guidebook provides essential reference material for surgeons wishing to improve and update their knowledge in this specific area. The operation primer Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is specially created for surgeons wishing to familiarize themselves with minimally invasive stomach-restrictive surgical techniques. The worldwide use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is consistently increasing in popularity. This type of surgery can be safely integrated into obesity and metabolic treatment programs resulting in weight loss, reduction in co-morbidities and increased quality of life. This operation primer is an excellent teaching tool, accurately describing the steps of this standardized technique in a manner suitable for both beginners and experienced surgeons. It provides a detailed overview of patient preparation, key surgical steps and common pitfalls of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. This operation primer will provide surgeons with a reliable and systematic approach to performing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

fMRI - Basics and Clinical Applications (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2020): Stephan Ulmer, Olav Jansen fMRI - Basics and Clinical Applications (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2020)
Stephan Ulmer, Olav Jansen
R4,883 Discovery Miles 48 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book, now in its revised and updated third edition, provides a state of the art overview of fMRI and its use in clinical practice. Experts in the field share their knowledge and explain how to overcome diverse potential technical barriers and problems. Starting from the very basics on the origin of the BOLD signal, the book covers technical issues, anatomical landmarks, methods of statistical analysis, and special issues in various clinical fields. Comparisons are made with other brain mapping techniques and their combined use with fMRI is also discussed. Existing chapters have been updated and new chapters have been added in order to account for new applications, further clinical fields and methods, e.g. resting state fMRI. Based on the clinical focus, this book will be of great value for Neuroradiologists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons but also Researchers in Neuroscience.

Sports Injuries to the Shoulder and Elbow (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Jin-Young Park Sports Injuries to the Shoulder and Elbow (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Jin-Young Park
R4,573 R3,838 Discovery Miles 38 380 Save R735 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book documents current knowledge on the mechanisms involved in sports injuries to the shoulder and elbow, reviews essential physical examinations, and explains the role of diagnostic imaging. Above all, it describes in detail the treatment modalities that are appropriate to the injuries encountered in throwing and overhead athletes, including chronic repetitive and acute traumatic injuries. Both conservative and surgical treatments are covered; the author s own preferred operative techniques are identified and explained, and helpful treatment algorithms offer guidance in selecting an approach fitting to the circumstances. In addition, the inclusion of instructive case reviews will assist readers in achieving a full understanding of the implementation of treatment protocols. Methods of rehabilitation are also described with the aid of demonstration videos, and advice is provided on appropriate timing. The book will be invaluable for all professionals who deal with sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow, including surgeons, physiotherapists, other medical practitioners, and trainers. "

Fluid Therapy for the Surgical Patient (Paperback): Christer H. Svensen, Donald S. Prough, Liane Feldman, Tj Gan Fluid Therapy for the Surgical Patient (Paperback)
Christer H. Svensen, Donald S. Prough, Liane Feldman, Tj Gan
R1,510 Discovery Miles 15 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past decade, there have been a large number of important studies related to fluid management for the surgical patient, resulting in confusion on this critical aspect of patient care. Proper fluid therapy in the perioperative setting has always been important but has only recently had concrete outcome-based guidelines. This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date and practical summary book on the topic.

Ultrasonography in Vascular Diagnosis - A Therapy-Oriented Textbook and Atlas (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011): B. Herwig Ultrasonography in Vascular Diagnosis - A Therapy-Oriented Textbook and Atlas (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011)
B. Herwig; Wilhelm Schaberle
R5,061 R3,879 Discovery Miles 38 790 Save R1,182 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the second edition of a well-received book that has been recommended for inclusion in any vascular library or vascular radiology suite. The first edition has been fully revised so as to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date account of vascular ultrasound that reflects recent advances. The emphasis remains on the clinical aspects most relevant to angiologists and vascular surgeons. Ultrasound anatomy is discussed, examination procedures explained, normal and pathological findings described, and the clinical impact of ultrasound assessed. Atlas sections present pertinent case material to illustrate typical ultrasound findings for both the more common vascular diseases and rarer conditions. This book will serve not only as an invaluable guide for beginners, but also as an indispensable reference for experienced sonographers, who will benefit from the detailed evaluation of the role of ultrasound as compared with other modalities and the discussion of ultrasound findings in their clinical context. Content Level Professional/practitioner Keywords Angiography - Sonoanatomy - Vascular disease - Vascular ultrasound Related subjects Cardiology & Angiology - Radiology - Surgery

Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery (Hardcover): Jacob O. Levitt, Joseph F. Sobanko Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery (Hardcover)
Jacob O. Levitt, Joseph F. Sobanko
R3,974 R3,135 Discovery Miles 31 350 Save R839 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for biological hazards - such as, gloves, gowns, aprons, masks, or protective eyewear (face shields, goggles or glasses) - reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infective materials. This book highlights the risks inherent in dermatological surgery and the various tools used in its practice. The authors provide detailed guidance on best practice to remove or reduce risk and thus this book is an essential reference for anyone involved from dermatologic and cosmetic surgeons through nursing staff and on to clinic administrators. The book is lavishly illustrated to show some of the practical aspects of the subject and is packed with tips and tricks to assist the practitioner reduce risk wherever possible.

Percutaneous Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Patrizia Presbitero, Julinda Mehilli,... Percutaneous Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Patrizia Presbitero, Julinda Mehilli, Anna Sonia Petronio
R2,960 R2,651 Discovery Miles 26 510 Save R309 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes a wide range of interventional procedures currently employed in the treatment of cardiac diseases in women with the aim of enabling not only interventional cardiologists but also cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to refine their approach to female patients and thus improve outcomes. The book reflects the increasing awareness of gender differences with regard to coronary artery disease and structural valve heart disease. Examples include myocardial infarction, which carries a worse prognosis in women in part because they suffer from this disease mostly in the 7th decade of life, present more frequently with hemodynamic instability and later from symptom onset, and have fragile, small and tortuous coronary arteries that are more technically demanding in the context of primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Another example is symptomatic aortic stenosis, which carries a better prognosis in women who undergo trans-catheter aortic valve implantation partially due to a better annulus-prosthesis match, which leads to less residual paravalvular regurgitation, better left ventricular function and lower aggregation of comorbidities. Further, in women left ventricular response to aortic stenosis is typified by muscle hypertrophy with a small ventricular cavity. These differences are reflected in the clinical manifestations and their impact on diagnosis, treatment, and choice of tools and devices for use in interventional procedures. By explaining the at times subtle variances in disease and treatment techniques for female and male patients, this book will help practitioners select the most appropriate procedures and materials in a range of settings.

Interface Oral Health Science 2014 - Innovative Research on Biosis-Abiosis Intelligent Interface (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Keiichi... Interface Oral Health Science 2014 - Innovative Research on Biosis-Abiosis Intelligent Interface (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Keiichi Sasaki, Osamu Suzuki, Nobuhiro Takahashi
R1,847 R1,614 Discovery Miles 16 140 Save R233 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry first introduced the concept of "Interface Oral Health Science", designed to establish and maintain healthy oral cavities, which are home to a number of mixed systems. Included in those systems are: (1) host tissues such as teeth, mucosa, muscle and bone, (2) parasites and microorganisms cohabiting the surfaces of the oral cavity and (3) biomaterials that are used for the rehabilitation of oral functions. In addition, (4) these systems are subject to severe and complex mechanical forces. Therefore, it is critical to promote dental studies that integrate a wide range of interdisciplinary research as medicine, agriculture, material science, engineering, and pharmacology. With this incentive, international symposiums for interface oral health science have been held several times in the past. The concept has since refined and expanded, the result being the "Biosis-Abiosis Intelligent Interface," and projects aiming at the creation of highly functional and autonomic intelligent interfaces are ongoing. This book brings together a number of studies on incentives and projects by leading authors. Topics include biosis-abiosis interface of dental implants, biomaterials in interface science, biomedical engineering interface and cell manipulation and tissue regeneration. Readers not only from the field of dentistry but also many related areas will find this book a valuable resource.

Frontiers in Orthopaedic Biomechanics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Cheng-Kung Cheng, Savio L.-Y Woo Frontiers in Orthopaedic Biomechanics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Cheng-Kung Cheng, Savio L.-Y Woo
R6,028 Discovery Miles 60 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides state-of-the-art and up-to-date discussions on the pathology-related considerations and implications in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics. It presents fundamental engineering and mechanical theories concerning the biomechanics of orthopaedic and anatomical structures, and explores the biological and mechanical features that influence or modify the biomechanics of these structures. It also addresses clinically relevant biomechanical issues with a focus on diagnosis, injury, prevention and treatment. The first 12 chapters of the book provide a detailed review of the principles of orthopaedic biomechanics in the musculoskeletal system, including cartilage, bone, muscles and tendon, ligament, and multiple joints. Each chapter also covers important biomechanical concepts relevant to surgical and clinical practice. The remaining chapters examines clinically relevant trauma and injury challenges in the field, including diagnostic techniques such as movement analysis and rehabilitation intervention. Lastly it describes advanced considerations and approaches for fracture fixation, implant design, and biomaterials.

Emergency Surgery in Obese Patients (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Diego Foschi, Giuseppe Navarra Emergency Surgery in Obese Patients (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Diego Foschi, Giuseppe Navarra; Foreword by Paolo De Paolis
R1,479 R1,347 Discovery Miles 13 470 Save R132 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive, multi-authored book covers all aspects of surgery on obese patients in emergency conditions. Obesity is a metabolic disease affecting a high percentage of world population.. It involves marked anthropometric changes, affecting surgical practice and altering patients' ability to react to surgical stress. The prevalent comorbidities also affect the rate of complications and mortality after surgery. The obesity paradox, the ability of obese patients to survive emergency operations in spite of an increased risk of complications, is an effect of the widespread development of "Obesity Science". This volume discusses this science, examining the frailty of the obese patients and the main comorbidities that affect clinical practice, as well as the most frequent emergency situations after trauma, inflammatory diseases and the complications of bariatric surgery. With contributions from leading experts, it provides clinicians with detailed and updated information for better practice in this emerging field of surgery.

Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Toma T. Mugea, Melvin A. Shiffman Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Toma T. Mugea, Melvin A. Shiffman
R6,294 R4,903 Discovery Miles 49 030 Save R1,391 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers all aspects of aesthetic breast surgery in an instructive, step-by-step format. The descriptions of procedures are completely up to date, encompassing newly introduced techniques and recent modifications of established techniques. Individual parts of the book are devoted to breast augmentation, mastopexy, and breast reduction. Detailed consideration is also given to risks and complications, with guidance on their avoidance and the treatment of complications. In addition, anatomy, anesthesia, and a range of miscellaneous procedures applicable in specific circumstances are all well covered.The authors are acknowledged experts in their fields who draw on a wealth of experience in describing and illustrating their personally favored techniques. Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast will be an ideal reference for both students (residents and fellows) and practicing cosmetic, plastic, and general surgeons."

Microwave Ablation Treatment of Solid Tumors (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Ping Liang, Xiaoling Yu, Jie Yu Microwave Ablation Treatment of Solid Tumors (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Ping Liang, Xiaoling Yu, Jie Yu
R4,840 R3,703 Discovery Miles 37 030 Save R1,137 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Microwave ablation is a simple, affordable, and highly precise technique. After its successful application in treating liver tumors, it is now widely used to combat renal tumors, adrenal tumors, thyroid nodes, uterine fibroids and other solid tumors. This book presents 40 successful cases of treating these diseases. A series of picture before treatment, after treatment and from different angles is provided for each kind of tumor treatment. In each chapter, step by step operative techniques and illustrations are included. This book also examines CT, NMR and ultrasonography to evaluate the effect of microwave ablation. Editor Ping Liang, is the Director and Professor at Dept. of Interventional Ultrasound, General Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China. Editor Xiaoling Yu is Professor and Chief physician, Editor Jie Yu is Associate Chief physician at the same department.

Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee - Surgical Techniques and Tips (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Frank A. Liporace,... Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee - Surgical Techniques and Tips (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Frank A. Liporace, Richard S. Yoon
R3,208 R2,634 Discovery Miles 26 340 Save R574 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This up-to-date, comprehensive yet concise guide for orthopedic surgeons covers the salient points of anatomy and operative approaches for the management of periprosthetic fractures of the hip and knee: breaks in bone that occur around the components or implants of a total joint replacement. The opening chapter focuses on the general considerations and work-up of these injuries, including epidemiology, classification, anatomy, and knowledge of the biomechanics and biology behind the treatments. The subsequent sections then discuss the hip and knee, respectively, and are case-based. These describe management strategies for the particular periprosthetic fracture with either a stable or a loose prosthesis as well as associated complications, including fractures of the acetabulum, the greater trochanter and proximal femur, distal femur, tibia, and interprosthetic and interimplant fractures. Written by experts in the field and replete with plentiful, practical tips and tricks, Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip and Knee is a valuable resource for orthopedic and trauma surgeons, residents and fellows.

Pediatric Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019): Prem Puri, Michael E. Hoellwarth Pediatric Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019)
Prem Puri, Michael E. Hoellwarth
R8,097 R6,042 Discovery Miles 60 420 Save R2,055 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the second edition of a leading international reference on the surgical management of congenital and acquired conditions in infants and children. The editors have assembled outstanding pediatric surgeons and pediatric urologists from all five continents to analyze current practice and provide comprehensive details on both surgical techniques and pre- and postoperative management. The text is organized in a systematic manner, providing step-by-step, detailed practical guidance. Individual sections are devoted to the head and neck; esophagus; chest; abdomen; liver, pancreas, and spleen; spina bifida and hydrocephalus; tumors; and urology. The important advances that have occurred since the first edition in 2006 are all covered, with nine new chapters as well as more than 60 additional figures.The most unique feature of the book is the generous use of high quality color illustrations to clarify and simplify various operative techniques. This atlas will be an invaluable reference for pediatric surgeons, paediatric urologists and for general surgeons with a special interest in pediatric surgery.

Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2010): William C. Wood Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2010)
William C. Wood; Contributions by Sean Moore; Edited by Charles Staley, John E. Skandalakis
R6,312 R5,406 Discovery Miles 54 060 Save R906 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Modern biological understanding is the basis for a multimodality treatment of a tumor. 'Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery' is the only book that provides an anatomic basis and description of tumor surgery based on an understanding of both the anatomy and biology of tumor progression. It presents the regional anatomy to allow tailoring of the operation as demanded.

Robotic Surgery - Current Applications and New Trends (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Giuseppe Spinoglio Robotic Surgery - Current Applications and New Trends (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Giuseppe Spinoglio
R3,743 R2,873 Discovery Miles 28 730 Save R870 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the current applications of the robotic system in general surgery, focusing on the technical aspects of the procedures most commonly performed by this means. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in robotic surgery and presents the most recently available evidence as documented in the literature. The opening chapters review robotic platforms, discuss the general advantages, limitations, and strategies of robotic surgery, and identify challenges and critical elements when setting up a robotic program. The full range of applications of the robotic system is then covered, encompassing thoracic, esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliopancreatic, splenic, colorectal, endocrine, and transplantation surgery. Detailed attention is also paid to innovative applications and future trends in the robotic platform, with inclusion of a special chapter on fluorescence imaging during robotic procedures. The book closes by considering aspects related to credentialing and privileging, such as mentoring, proctoring, and teaching modules for residents and fellows. Against the background of increasing acceptance of the robotic surgery system across the globe, this book will be invaluable for all general surgeons. There is no doubt that within general surgery the system will continue to flourish on account of its undoubted technical advantages, which minimize most of the intrinsic shortcomings of laparoscopy.

Treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies - State of the Art and Perspectives (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Angelo Di Giorgio,... Treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies - State of the Art and Perspectives (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Angelo Di Giorgio, Enrico Pinto
R4,024 R3,121 Discovery Miles 31 210 Save R903 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This monograph summarizes state of the art knowledge regarding peritoneal surface malignancies, with in-depth description of treatment options and the results achieved to date. It explores the most challenging problems on the basis of the authors' very extensive clinical experience and examines the most relevant clinical trials. A comprehensive summary is provided of all phase 2 studies (the only available completed studies) and of ongoing and future phase 3 studies. Particular attention is paid to the results of integrated treatment comprising cytoreduction (peritonectomy) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Helpful background information is also included on the definition and clinical assessment of each clinical form. The book, drawing on data from the entire Italian experience as well as world literature, will be an outstanding benchmark for health professionals and researchers.

Chronic Venous Disorders of the Lower Limbs - A Surgical Approach (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Subramoniam Vaidyanathan, Riju... Chronic Venous Disorders of the Lower Limbs - A Surgical Approach (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Subramoniam Vaidyanathan, Riju Ramachandran Menon, Pradeep Jacob, Binni John
R3,383 R3,073 Discovery Miles 30 730 Save R310 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Chronic venous disorders are a major health problem due to their wide prevalence and socio-economic considerations. This book is a comprehensive manual providing state- of- the- art information on the diagnosis and management of these common problems. Till recently venous disorders have been getting secondary attention as compared to their arterial counterpart. However, the last two decades witnessed major technological advancements and therapeutic strategies for these problems. Written with a surgical perspective, this monograph covers the latest developments and recommended procedures in an easy-to-read format guiding the surgeon to prepare a rational treatment plan. Supplemented with numerous figures and illustrations, the chapters update the readers with how to evaluate such patients in their practices, selection criteria for appropriate procedures and how to manage the complications. The book includes basics of venous disorders, primary varicose veins and recurrence after surgery, chronic venous insufficiency, venous ulcers and congenital venous malformations. Detailed coverage of endo-venous procedures such as radio-frequency ablation, laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy are additional essential features of this book. Primarily intended for the practicing general surgeon, this volume is also relevant for residents in general surgery and vascular surgery.

Features and Management of the Pelvic Cancer Pain (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Marco Cascella, Arturo Cuomo, Daniela Viscardi Features and Management of the Pelvic Cancer Pain (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Marco Cascella, Arturo Cuomo, Daniela Viscardi
R1,738 R1,590 Discovery Miles 15 900 Save R148 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on the features of pelvic pain in the different cancer diseases, the pain assessment tools, as well as the pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Pelvic cancer pain is a common and debilitating symptom, and pain control is a one among the main therapeutic goals throughout the duration of the disease. Because pelvic cancer pain due to primitive cancer, recurrence or metastasis is a complex clinical pathology, no single technique is often guaranteed to produce a complete pain relief. Thus, there are many treatment options, but in most cases a correct approach to pain control should be provided by a multidisciplinary team under the responsibility of a pain specialist coordinating several professionals. This book will aid several figures of practitioners, like anesthesiologists, oncologists or surgeons, in making the correct decisions in individual patients affected by cancer pain due to pelvic diseases.

Rapid Perioperative Care (Paperback): Paul Wicker, Sara Dalby Rapid Perioperative Care (Paperback)
Paul Wicker, Sara Dalby
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rapid Perioperative Care is an essential text for students and practitioners requiring up-to-date fundamental information on the perioperative environment. Covering a wide range of subjects related to perioperative practice and care, each chapter is concise and focused to guide the reader to find information quickly and effectively. This book uses a structured approach to perioperative care, starting with an introduction to the perioperative environment, anaesthetics, surgery and recovery, followed by postoperative problems and finally the roles of the Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP). Covering all the key topics in the perioperative environment, this concise and easy-to-read title is the perfect quick-reference book for students and theatre practitioners to support them in their work in clinical practice, and enable them to deliver the best possible care.

Cardiac Pacing and ICDs (Paperback, 7th Edition): Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Karoly Kaszala Cardiac Pacing and ICDs (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Karoly Kaszala
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The consummate guide to cardiac pacing and defibrillator therapy in a clinical setting Designed to provide clinicians and fellows with a complete, up-to-date breakdown of current device therapies for pacing and defibrillation, Cardiac Pacing and ICDs reflects the latest developments in the device treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities. Topics ranging from essential principals to new and innovative techniques are explored in focused chapters, illustrated with full-color images, charts, and diagrams. Addressing every aspect of permanent and temporary pacing and defibrillation therapy, this invaluable resource covers patient indications, pacing mode selection, implantation and removal techniques, troubleshooting, and much more. The seventh edition has been expanded and revised to enable clear and practical understanding of the field as it exists today. Drawing upon real-world experience and cutting-edge research, it offers accessible, systematic guidance with a clinical focus, as well as a wealth of bitesize tips and tricks. Access to a new companion website provides insightful supplementary material, complete with downloadable images and video clips of key techniques. This essential book: Provides an intuitive, easy-to-navigate guide to cardiac pacing techniques and devices Explains pacing hemodynamics in practical, clinically relevant terms Features simple algorithms for mode selection and device programming Offers details of novel pacing systems and techniques, such as leadless pacemaker and His bundle pacing. Covers pacemaker timing cycles, special features, and evaluation and management of pacing system malfunctions Summarizes indications and details implantation techniques of ICDs, including transvenous and subcutaneous systems Includes best practices in MRI safety, patient consultation, and remote patient follow-up Cardiac Pacing and ICDs is an ideal resource for clinicians and fellows in cardiology and electrophysiology, those preparing for the IHRBE Examination in Devices, and any nurses, technicians, and other professionals caring for patients with implantable cardiac devices.

Management of Complications of Cosmetic Procedures - Handling Common and More Uncommon Problems (Hardcover, 2012 ed.):... Management of Complications of Cosmetic Procedures - Handling Common and More Uncommon Problems (Hardcover, 2012 ed.)
Antonella Tosti, Kenneth Beer, Maria Pia De Padova
R3,471 R2,633 Discovery Miles 26 330 Save R838 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The demand for cosmetic procedures is increasing worldwide. This book presents all the potential side-effects and complications of the most frequently used procedures in aesthetic dermatology and provides sound practical advice on their management. It will be helpful not only to beginners but also to experienced dermatologists who want to start performing new procedures. The text is fully illustrated and very simple to consult. For each procedure, the book discusses both common and uncommon side-effects and complications, provides tips on how to avoid them, and explains clearly how they are best treated.

Orthopedic  Massage - Theory and Technique (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Whitney W. Lowe Orthopedic Massage - Theory and Technique (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Whitney W. Lowe
R1,001 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R98 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A second edition of the definitive resource for all those wanting to use massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions. Fully updated and revised Orthopedic Massage has been written for those interested in understanding and applying massage as an intervention for soft-tissue disorders. Recent research into the physiological effects of massage has strengthened the justification for its use in the treatment of soft-tissue pain and injury conditions. Orthopedic soft-tissue problems are common among the general population, whether from sports, occupational activities, or chronic pain. This text presents a comprehensive and in-depth look at the physiological nature of these conditions and the massage treatments most effective for their relief. A particular contribution this text makes is its validation for the role of massage in treating orthopedic conditions. In the field of orthopedics the successful repair of soft-tissue damage is often a crucial factor in effective rehabilitation. However, most of those who are trained in the use of massage therapy techniques have little opportunity to learn about the orthopedic issues involved. Orthopedic Massage aims to help the clinician understand the relationship between the soft tissues to which they apply their techniques and the overall orthopedic disorder affecting their clients. Although written chiefly for massage practitioners, the lessons it teaches are relevant to any practitioner who is concerned with the treatment of soft-tissue injuries. Includes detailed technical information, extensive illustrations, and reliable reference material essential to everyday practice. Provides a comprehensive approach to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury. Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy. Provides an in-depth discussion of the physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition. Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application. Compares traditional treatments with soft tissue manipulation for each problem discussed. Clearly links anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics with clinical practice. Designed for quick and easy reference with more than 200 high-quality full colour illustrations and numerous photos of treatment techniques. New clinical case studies and tips illustrate the techniques discussed. Now presented in full colour. New step-by-step photographs depict the techniques described in full detail. Increased artwork and photographs make learning more visual. Case studies demonstrate techniques and management in clinical practice Clinical hints and tips throughout. Greater guidance in treatment strategies to include 'Treatment Approaches' and 'Rehabilitation Protocol Considerations'.

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