In patients with stable coronary artery disease, it remains unclear whether an initial
management strategy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with intensive
pharmacologic therapy and lifestyle intervention (optimal medical therapy) is superior
to optimal medical therapy alone in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events.
We conducted a randomized trial involving 2287 patients who had objective evidence
of myocardial ischemia and significant coronary artery disease at 50 U.S. and Canadian
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2007 is the 46th annual volume of this single-source
reference for practitioners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. It emphasizes the practical
features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in
specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and subspecialists who provide generalist care.
A variety of therapeutic interventions can help couples develop the tools for a successful relationship. Yet many practitioners begin seeing couples without extensive training in couples work. To fill this gap in their therapeutic repertoires, noted couples therapist Michele Harway brings together other well-known experts in marriage and family therapy to offer the Handbook of Couples Therapy, a comprehensive guide to the study and practice of couples therapy.
There are several reasons that may explain why the prevalence of heart failure is increasing:
ageing of the population, the success in prolonging survival in coronary patients, and the
success in postponing coronary events by effective prevention in those patients at high risk
or those patients who have already survived a first event (secondary prevention) (Senni et
al, 1999). Advances in medical therapy have resulted in improved survival in patients with
moderate and severe heart failure, but the prognosis for end-stage heart failure patients still
As with the first and second editions, the goal of this
third edition of Pediatric Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Therapy
is to assist all professionals involved in the care of pediatric
patients with seizures and epilepsy. Our goal continues
to be the perfect result: no seizures, no side effects, and
no stigma to limit these children from achieving their
The field of drug therapy is a rapidly changing and somewhat bewildering area to study. In
developing and writing this textbook, we consulted the most up-to-date sources for information
on new drug therapies. No textbook can be complete, especially when it covers an area as vast as
the field of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics. Nonetheless, we have made a conscientious
effort to cover the most important and commonly used medications in a format that is easy to
The research field of gene therapy and the clinical practice of medicine evolving
from the research are fast moving, ever-changing disciplines. On an almost daily
basis, there appears in the media a “breaking story” of a gene-based research finding.
An implication of the story is that this research breakthrough will speedily transform,
in the next few years, into a marvelous new therapy in molecular genetic
Within the past year, research has confirmed that non-expert community
psychiatric nurses can safely and effectively deliver cognitive behaviour
therapy (CBT) to patients with schizophrenia and their carers (Turkington
et al., 2002). It is reasonable to expect that other disciplines within mental
health would achieve similarly encouraging results (Turkington &
Kingdon, 2000). Such interventions are greatly appreciated by patients and
carers, improve job satisfaction for the practitioner and lead to improved
insight and coping.
Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork will impress students and professionals in massage therapy as being a unique, ready reference for a wide variety of information relevant to the profession. Why look through numerous texts when everything you will want to find can be found inside one handy, pocket size resource?
The impetus to provide a seventh edition of Cardiac Drug Therapy was generated by
the positive comments received from readers worldwide, and from favorable reviews of
earlier editions. The seventh edition updates and revises the sixth edition in several
respects. In particular, the text includes: Six new chapters that deal with ongoing important
controversies regarding the use of several widely used cardiac drugs.
Controversies have arisen regarding the use of beta blockers for the treatment of
The medical management of infectious diseases and antimicrobial
therapy can be a daunting task for health care professionals. Although
expansive textbooks and online resources are available, we believe that a
more simplified, quick reference guide is needed for the day-to-day office
and hospital clinical practice. This book is designed to provide information
about infectious diseases and antimicrobial therapy in a format that is
readily accessible and easily applicable to the clinical environment....
Tissue Engineering is the first medical therapy where engineered tissues could
potentially become fully integrated within the patient, thus offering a permanent cure
for many diseases not curable today.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu khoa học ngành y học tạp chí Medical Sciences dành cho các bạn sinh viên ngành y tham khảo đề tài: A 12 Week, Open Label, Phase I/IIa Study Using Apatone® for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Patients Who Have Failed Standard Therapy...
Over the past decade, treatment of neovascular
age-related macular degeneration has evolved
from overall retinal ablation to more targeted and
retinal-sparing therapy, beginning with the advent
of photodynamic therapy and continuing with the
development of inhibitors to vascular endothelial
growth factor (VEGF). This article summarizes the
key clinical trials with photodynamic and anti-
VEGF therapies to provide insight into and a
framework around which we can choose the optimal
treatments (including dosing) for our patients....
OVER THE PAST DECADE, alternative medical therapies have played an increasingly prominent
role in American health care. In the nation’s grocery stores, homeopathic treatments and over-thecounter
herbal remedies crowd aisles that were once largely devoted to analgesics, sore throat
lozenges, and fruit-flavored, animal-shaped children’s vitamins. Eager to fill their beds and their
coffers, hospitals advertise—even celebrate—the inclusion of nontraditional medical practices.
This is a book about medical genomics, a new field that is
attempting to combine knowledge generated from the Human
Genome Project (HGP) and analytic methods from bioinformatics
with the practice of medicine. From my perspective as
a research molecular biologist, genomics has emerged as a result
of automated high-throughput technologies entering the molecular
biology laboratory and of bioinformatics being used to
process the data.
This book, which you now hold in your hands, will
change how medicine is practiced around the world. It is
an extraordinary book written by an extraordinary medical
doctor who is also a pioneering scientist in the best
sense of the word. Prof. Rong Xiang Xu has a very rare
spirit, for he is a man with a compassionate heart who
observed the terrible suffering of his burns patients and
rather than simply accepting conventional treatments
(which do little to correct the burns trauma), this doctor
created, with much diligence and hard work, the new standard
of care for burns treatment.
It has been said that the control of disease has three goals, which, in
increasing order of attraction are palliation, cure, and prevention. For most types
of disseminated cancer, medical science has achieved only the first of these
objectives, while for some malignancies the side effects of the therapeutic agents
employed rival the disease itself in precluding a desirable quality of life.