This book has its roots in our perceived need for a concise text to assist the practitioner
in prioritizing likely diagnoses when encountering a patient complaining of
neurological problems or defi cits. Though many references exist on neurological
disease and differential diagnoses, few offer easily referable likely diagnoses based
on common complaints and presentation. When one approaches differential diagnosis
in neurology, there is frequently a feeling of overwhelming information.
As the global epidemic of diabetes continues to expand, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is predicted to double in
the next 20 years. Continued population growth, increasing age, and worldwide globalization leading to changes in
diet and patterns of physical inactivity have resulted in staggering numbers of individuals affected by the disease.
A haphazard approach to treatment for a problem of this magnitude could easily overburden the healthcare system,
particularly in areas of the world with limited resources.
The evolution of trauma care in developed countries around the world has created new and exciting roles
for all the personnel involved in the resuscitation and recovery of critically injured patients. The stress on
strict roles for the nurse, doctor, paramedic and ancillary staff is now being replaced by a greater emphasis
on the ‘team approach’. This acknowledges the interactive nature of the procedures undertaken by the trauma
team and the need for close cooperation at all stages of the resuscitation.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 124. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Overview and Clinical Approach
Classification and Epidemiology
Worldwide, most adults acquire at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI), and many remain at risk for complications. Each year, for example, an estimated 6.2 million persons in the United States acquire a new genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and many of these individuals are at risk for genital neoplasias.
The physician treating the acutely ill febrile patient must be able to recognize infections that require emergent attention. If such infections are not adequately evaluated and treated at initial presentation, the opportunity to alter an adverse outcome may be lost. In this chapter, the clinical presentations of and approach to patients with relatively common infectious disease emergencies are discussed. These infectious processes and their treatments are discussed in detail in other chapters. ...
The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of
epidemiology, bridging the gap between standard textbooks of epidemiology and
publications for specialists with a narrow focus on specific areas. It reviews the
key issues, methodological approaches and statistical concepts pertinent to the
field for which the reader seeks a detailed overview. It thus serves both as a first
orientation for the interested reader and a starting point for an in-depth study of
a specific area, as well as a quick reference and a summarizing overview for the
This book describes different perspectives of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The approach includes aspects of molecular epidemiology, particularly molecular features that influence the genesis and prognosis of the disease. Some aspects of the prognosis of lymphoblastic leukemias are very detailed, highlighting the use of molecular biology in the early identification of complications that may occur in diseased patients.
Association of depression with mood disorder is common in psychiatry. Can occur at all ages but is most common age 18-45. Invite you read the reference Sermon depression: the approach of primary care to learn about basic questions and Epidemiology of depression.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Atrial fibrillation - A multidisciplinary approach to improving patient outcomes" presents the following contents: Classification and epidemiology of atrial fibrillation, clinical evaluation of the atrial fibrillation patient, rhythm management, strategies of rate control, nonpharmacologic approaches,...
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Obstetrics and gynaecology is a dynamic
and rapidly changing speciality. Great
advances have been made in prenatal
diagnosis, the management of infertility
and contraceptive techniques. The
introduction of minimally invasive
surgical procedures has reduced bed
occupancy and analgesic requirements
allowing women to return home more
rapidly. Service delivery development,
required to meet improving NHS
standards, has seen the introduction of a
new multidisciplinary approach, new
roles for midwives and the emergence of
the gynaecological nurse practitioner....
This book has been written to enable health care workers to understand the principles of
managing an acute medical emergency safely and effectively.To achieve this aim it provides
a structured approach to medical emergencies, describing relevant pathophysiology
that will also help to explain physical signs and the rationale behind treatment.The first
edition of this manual (written by Terry Wardle) has undergone significant modification
directed by the working group and also, in particular, candidates from the first
Clearly a more stratified approach to clinical trials would help identify those subgroups who
appear to be the best responders to a particular intervention. To date however there is little
to suggest that stratification on the basis of clinical characteristics successfully helps predict
which drugs work best for which patients. There is a pressing need for the development of
biomarkers with clinical utility, for mental health problems.
Clinical Hypnosis has proved successful in a variety of clinical situations. This handbook, with its practical approach, covers both the scientific and clinical aspects of hypnosis providing information on a range of available psychological and physical treatments.
* Explains how to learn and apply hypnosis in clinical situations
* World renowned editors
* Comprehensive coverage of relevant issues
This title will be invaluable to practising psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, medical hypnotists and mental health care workers. ...
This book is an outgrowth of the author’s experience teaching a toxicology course
for 12 years at West Chester University and his interactions with physicans and
laboratory toxicologists for 24 years in the Crozer Keystone Health System. These
experiences provided valuable insights into the needs both groups have for an
enhanced understanding of toxicology in the laboratory and in the emergency department.
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.
This is the second edition of this very popular book. The drive behind the first edition was to
honour the retirement of Professor Gerald Russell and many of the chapters were written by
the diaspora of clinicians and scientists emanating from his academic and clinical leadership.
Within the decade since that edition was conceived, developed and executed there have
been changes in the balance of clinical and academic connections. A European school has
started to emerge.
The underlying principle in managing diabetes
has undergone several important changes over the
last two decades. Diabetes was once believed to
be a disease with inevitable microvascular and
macrovascular complications. Current approaches
to management, however, recognize the benefit
of maintaining tight glycemic control and addressing
associated metabolic disorders.
This compact and concise monograph lays a foundation for the understanding of normal cardiovascular function. Students welcome the book as a practical partner or alternative to a more mechanistically oriented approach or an encyclopedic physiology text. Especially clear explanations, ample illustrations, clinical cases and problems, and chapter-opening learning objectives provide guidance for self-directed learning and help fill the gap in many of today's abbreviated physiology blocks. A focus on well-established cardiovascular principles reflects recent, widely accepted research....
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