This guide is intended for non-obstetricians working in remote facilities where medical resources are limited. It does not have the ambition to teach obstetrics but rather to give an overview of the essentials needed to prevent and manage common medical problems during pregnancy and delivery, and to deliver the child in the best possible conditions.
Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, Second
Edition aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge
base for the applied and clinical science of
endocrinology. The challenge in its presentation was
to produce a volume that was timely, provided integration
of basic science with physiologic and clinical principles,
and yet was limited to 500 pages. This length
makes the volume suitable as a text; and the timeliness
we have striven for allows the book to serve as an offthe-
Nearly a decade elapsed between publication of the second and third editions
of Basic Medical Endocrinology due in large part to the turmoil in the publishing
industry brought on by massive consolidation.Although this edition is new and the
publisher is new, the aims of earlier editions of this work are unchanged. Its focus
remains human endocrinology with an emphasis on cellular and molecular
mechanisms presented in the context of integration of body functions.
e body of knowledge in endocrinology
has expanded enormously since the fi rst edition
of this text appeared two decades ago, and the
pace of discovery has been no less robust since
the appearance of the third edition. Research in
endocrinology continues to produce new revelations
and insights, sometimes deepening our
level of understanding of well-established phenomena,
and sometimes leading us to reevaluate
and reinterpret long-held doctrines.
Our main purpose in editing this book is to provide the health care practitioner
with general clinical practical guidelines regarding the use of pediatric
cardiovascular drugs. We also intend to provide an overview of basic pediatric
cardiovascular principles. We realize the need for a pocket reference handbook that
is tailored to meet the daily challenges of practitioners that care for pediatric
We present two volumes of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
devoted to work on DNA methylation. Although the 25 contributions
appearing herein are by no means the proceedings of the Weissenburg Symposium
on DNA Methylation held in May 2004, many of the authors of the
current volumes and of the speakers at the symposium are the same; additional
authors were invited later. The authors have been asked not to write
a summary of their talks at the symposium but rather to outline their latest
and most exciting discoveries and thoughts on the topic.
Previous editions of Neuroanatomy have endeavored 1) to provide a
structural basis for understanding the function of the central nervous
system; 2) to emphasize points of clinical relevance through use
of appropriate terminology and examples; and 3) to integrate neuroanatomical
and clinical information in a format that will meet the educational
needs of the user. The goal of the sixth edition is to continue
this philosophy and to present structural information and concepts in
an even more clinically useful and relevant format.
The present second edition of the Color Atlas of Pharmacology goes to print six years
after the first edition. Numerous revisions were needed, highlighting the dramatic
continuing progress in the drug sciences. In particular, it appeared necessary to include
novel therapeutic principles, such as the inhibitors of platelet aggregation
from the group of integrin GPIIB/IIIA antagonists, the inhibitors of viral protease, or
the non-nucleoside inhibitors of reverse transcriptase. Moreover, the re-evaluation
and expanded use of conventional drugs, e.g.
The electrocardiogram (ECG), introduced into clinical practice more than 100
years ago by Einthoven, constitutes a lineal recording of the heart’s electrical
activity that occurs successively over time. An atrial depolarisation wave (P
wave), a ventricular depolarisation wave (QRS complex) and a ventricular
repolarisation wave (T wave) are successively recorded for each cardiac cycle
(Figures 1A–C). As these different waves are recorded from different sites
(leads) the morphology varies (Figure 2).Nevertheless, the sequence is always
The eleventh edition welcomes the new Millenium.
Progress in basic and clinical hepatology remains exponential.
Since 1997, the advances have been wideranging,
with those in molecular and cellular biology,
and in diagnosis and treatment, leading the way. In a
world in which information technology gives all too
ready access to individual publications, the eleventh
edition sets the new within established knowledge and
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the
Western world. In recent years, there have been many developments in the field of GERD. At least, all these
developments have helped to find new diagnostic procedures and different treatment concepts. As well
known, GERD affects patients quality of life and leads to a significant economic burden on society. Therefore,
all further investigations should primary aim in an improvement of patients daily life.
The area of gastrointestinal oncology is an active one. Both clinical research and basic
research have come together and changed the diagnostic and treatment protocols for a
number of deadly malignancies. A multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment
appears to be the best paradigm; it allows for each individual medical specialty to
apply their knowledge and expertise in an expeditious and effective manner.
Otosclerosis is one of the most fascinating diseases in the field of otology.
Its familial or spontaneous occurrence, its histological appearance, its clinically
sex-dependent frequency with female predominance, its still mysterious etiology
and the intellectual challenges it poses as well as the aesthetics involved in
its surgical treatment make otosclerosis a subject for continuous clinical
This book has been written to fill a need for a basic but
comprehensive text dealing with all aspects of paediatric
ENT. It is aimed at trainees in our specialties who are
developing an interest in the paediatric aspects of their
work, at established ENT surgeons and audiologists who
have decided to specialise in this most enjoyable subspecialty,
or who wish to know more about paediatric ENT,
and as a work of reference for those who encounter particular
problems in their paediatric patients.
Cardiovascular emergencies account for 30–40% of an acute
medical workload that has grown inexorably over the last two
decades. The same period has also witnessed unprecedented
changes in the classification, investigation and treatment of
acute cardiac problems, driven by advances in basic sciences,
pharmacology and technology, but above all by a proliferating
body of evidence from controlled trials.
The Pocket Guide for Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery is written for
dermatology residents and clerkship students. It contains up-todate
and easily accessible medical and surgical information.
It is a quick reference on a wide range of dermatologic diseases
including concise clinical information on diagnostic features, lab
findings and practical management as well as key surgical anatomy
and pearls on lasers, basic science and pharmacology. Also included
are notable dermatologic/dermpath mnemonics and a comprehensive
quick reference of cutaneous disease and syndrome associations....
Theoretical analysis and computational modeling are important tools for
characterizing what nervous systems do, determining how they function,
and understanding why they operate in particular ways. Neuroscience
encompasses approaches ranging from molecular and cellular studies to
human psychophysics and psychology. Theoretical neuroscience encourages
cross-talk among these sub-disciplines by constructing compact representations
of what has been learned, building bridges between different
levels of description, and identifying unifying concepts and principles.
The benefit-to-risk ratio of blood products needs constant
evaluation. Blood products, as therapeutic agents,
have had the test of time but lack the evidence we expect
from other medicinals. Blood, an organ, is used as
a pharmaceutical agent by the medical profession, due to
the achievements in collection, processing, banking, and
distribution. The fact that the most common risk of blood
transfusion isblood delivery error supports the notion that
blood is handled as a pharmaceutical agent.
This book is intended for the physician, nurse, student or technician
that occasionally comes in contact with patients who have implanted heart
rhythm control devices. It is meant as a reference and basic resource to
provide quick explanations and answers to situations that are likely to be
encountered relating to pacemakers and implantable cardioverter
Trauma transcends all national boundaries. Many less affluent countries have a
significant proportion of road and industrial trauma in a generally young
population. Morbidity and mortality associated with such trauma can be reduced
by early and effective medical intervention.
This Primary Trauma Care course is intended to provide basic knowledge and skills
necessary to identify and treat those traumatised patients who require rapid
assessment, resuscitation and stabilisation of their injuries.