List books in category Medicine / Practice Management & Reimbursement

  • Spanish and the Medical Interview E-Book: A Textbook for Clinically Relevant Medical Spanish, Edition 2

    Spanish and the Medical Interview E-Book: A Textbook for Clinically Relevant Medical Spanish, Edition 2
    Pilar Ortega

    Focusing on communication needs in real-world clinical situations, Dr. Pilar Ortega’s updated edition of this practical text helps you address today’s growing demand for Spanish-speaking physicians and healthcare workers. This resource provides basic Spanish skills, sample interview questions, relevant cultural information, and more, in addition to online videos of physician-patient interactions, interactive self-assessment tools, and clinical vignettes. You’ll find exactly what you need to develop better physician-patient communication skills, increase your cultural competence, and make better clinical decisions in your practice. Understand the nuts and bolts of better communication through Spanish grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, sample interview questions, and helpful interview techniques.Improve your skills with new and expanded content including more practice exercises for self-assessment, information on cultural issues, grammar tips and practice, complex clinical scenarios, and how to best use interpreters in your practice. Stay up to date with new chapters on pediatric health; common procedures and informed consent; the physician’s impression and plan; diabetes medication; travel history and special exposures; adult immunization history; exercise and adult health safety screening; and specialized physical examination. Gauge and hone your doctor-patient communication skills with interactive self-assessment tools and practice exercises. Watch video of real-time physician-patient exchanges (with English and Spanish subtitles), complete interactive practice exercises, and learn from clinical vignettes—all online at Student Consult.

  • On Call Principles and Protocols E-Book: Edition 6

    On Call Principles and Protocols E-Book: Edition 6
    Shane A. Marshall

    Ideal for any on-call professional, resident, or medical student, this best-selling reference covers the common problems you’ll encounter while on call in the hospital. On Call Principles and Protocols, 6th Edition, by Drs. Shane A. Marshall and John Ruedy, fits perfectly in your pocket, ready to provide key information in time-sensitive, challenging situations. You’ll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call – from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.Highlights medications, doses, and critical information in a second color for fast reference. Features a logical, highly templated format so you can locate critical information quickly. Covers essential topics such as Approach to Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems; Documentation; Assessment and Management of Volume Status; and HIV, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer. Delivers consistent, easy-to-follow coverage of the most common on-call problems and approaches, including what to do from the initial phone call, "Elevator Thoughts," how to immediately identify major threats to life, what to do at the bedside, and how to avoid common mistakes for every call. Provides updated content and references, as well as a revised drug formulary, keeping you on the cutting edge of current, evidence-based information.

  • Pediatric Board Study Guide: A Last Minute Review

    Pediatric Board Study Guide: A Last Minute Review
    Osama Naga

    Covers the most frequently asked and tested points on the pediatric board exam. Each chapter offers a quick review of specific diseases and conditions clinicians need to know during the patient encounter. Easy-to-use and comprehensive, clinicians will find this guide to be the ideal final resource needed before taking the pediatric board exam.

  • The Manual of Dermatology

    The Manual of Dermatology
    Jennifer Cafardi

    The Manual of Dermatology was developed by Dr. Cafardi at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Dermatology, and covers broad dermatological topics necessary for any dermatology resident treating patients. Topics include alopecia, medication dosing and management pearls, fungal disorders, genodermatoses, differential diagnoses of various skin diseases, management of infections, surgical anatomy and tips, HIV dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and skin cancer management and terminology. The practicality of this book is unique and includes key clinical data for residents, making it essential as a reference for quick differential diagnoses, work-up tips, management, and treatment options. This quick reference offers a more practical approach to dermatology, with drug names and dosing, and more information on mycology/onychomycosis than any other handbook on the market. The Manual of Dermatology is portable, comprehensive, easily accessible, and is based upon algorithms, tables, and pearls taught to dermatology medical students, making it a vital resource in all university medical libraries across the country.

  • Sucralfate: From Basic Science to the Bedside

    Sucralfate: From Basic Science to the Bedside
    Daniel Hollander

    International researchers summarize the current understanding of peptic disease and trace the development of a novel new drug for peptic disease therapy-sucralfate. Contributors present laboratory research along side data from clinical trials as well as from the practice of medicine. Articles discuss the history of sucralfate's development, mechanisms of action, clinical efficacy, and future directions for research. This volume will be of interest to scientists and clinicians working in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal physiology.

  • Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine: Edition 4

    Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine: Edition 4
    Andrew Brent

    The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, fourth edition is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Comprehensive in scope, and concise in style, this portable guide ensures that you always have the vital information you need at your fingertips. Fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, it includes brand new chapters on humanitarian crises, poisoning and envenoming, nosocomial infections, and antibiotic resistance. The paediatric illness sections have been expanded, and website links have been fully updated and extended. With the clear, easy-reference style of the trusted Oxford Handbook format, written and reviewed by an international team of clinical experts, this is a truly global handbook and an essential resource. Make sure you never leave home without it!

  • Point of Care Ultrasound E-book

    Point of Care Ultrasound E-book
    Nilam J Soni

    With portable, hand-carried ultrasound devices being more frequently implemented in medicine today, Point-of-Care Ultrasound will be a welcome resource for any physician or health care practitioner looking to further their knowledge and skills in point-of-care ultrasound. This comprehensive, portable handbook offers an easy-access format that provides comprehensive, non-specialty-specific guidance on this ever-evolving technology.Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Access all the facts with focused chapters covering a diverse range of topics, as well as case-based examples that include ultrasound scans.Understand the pearls and pitfalls of point-of-care ultrasound through contributions from experts at more than 30 institutions. View techniques more clearly than ever before. Illustrations and photos include transducer position, cross-sectional anatomy, ultrasound cross sections, and ultrasound images.

  • Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care

    Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care
    Charles Silver

    Why is America's health care system so expensive? Why do hospitalized patients receive bills laden with inflated charges that com out of the blue from out-of-network providers or demands for services that weren't delivered? Why do we pay $600 for EpiPens that contain a dollar's worth of medicine? Why is more than $1 trillion – one out of every three dollars that passes through the system – lost to fraud, wasted on services that don't help patients, or otherwise misspent?Overcharged answers these questions. It shows that America's health care system, which replaces consumer choice with government control and third-party payment, is effectively designed to make health care as expensive as possible. Prices will fall, quality will improve, and medicine will become more patient-friendly only when consumers take charge and exert pressure from below. For this to happen, consumers must control the money. As Overcharged explains, when health care providers are subjected to the same competitive forces that shape other industries, they will either deliver better services more cheaply or risk being replaced by someone who will.

  • Swanson s Family Medicine Review E-Book: Edition 7

    Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book: Edition 7
    Alfred F. Tallia

    Swanson's Family Medicine Review efficiently summarizes all the latest know-how in primary care and family medicine practice, giving you the assistance you need to maximize your preparation for the ABFM exam. The case histories and review questions in this best-selling family medicine review book test your knowledge of the latest diagnostic methods, medications, and management techniques, ensuring you'll be fully prepared to land the best score. Study with Swanson's Family Medicine Review, the most effective review tool available! Confidently prepare for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) exam with Swanson's Family Medicine Review! Stay up-to-date in the area of treatment and management with enhanced discussions throughout. Be familiar with the most current developments and information in family medicine with this all-around review of the specialty, ideal for nurses and PAs!Assess your mastery of the latest diagnostic methods and management techniques through hundreds of questions and dozens of cases, newly updated to reflect the most current developments in practice. Browse the full text, review questions, images, and tips for passing the exam online at www.expertconsult.com. Earn up to 89 hours of AMA Category 1 Physician's Recognition Award CME Credit online through Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Access the text clearly on any device with a new eReader-compatible design.

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: Edition 3

    Sexually Transmitted Infections: Edition 3
    David Barlow

    With all the attention heaped upon the most deadly sexually transmitted infection of all, HIV, other non-fatal forms of infection have been somewhat neglected, and even overlooked in sexual education. However, incidences of STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea have been dramatically and silently rising in many parts of the world in recent years – though receiving far less attention. It is now recognized that this is a major public health issue, affecting thousands of people, irrespective of background, education or social class. In Sexually Transmitted Infections: The Facts, David Barlow, for thirty years a consultant physician at a large London teaching hospital, describes, in a readable, sensible and light style, the common and rare conditions which are seen in clinic. Case histories drawn from real patients illustrate many of the pitfalls and problems that can arise from misunderstanding how diseases such as herpes or genital warts are transmitted. An important and novel section explains how and why the seemingly reliable tests from a hospital laboratory can be misleading and, in many cases, actually wrong. This new edition has been brought up-to-date with coverage of the new HPV vaccine for cervical cancer, recent work on the aetiology of bacterial vaginosis, evidence on the treatment and management of genital herpes simplex, and a totally revived section on HIV and AIDS. Using the early section on symptoms, the reader is rapidly pointed to the relevant section of the book for explanations and reassurance. Providing essential information on all the main forms of sexually transmitted infections, the book delivers essential, accessible, pragmatic, information that should be read by all adults.

  • Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice E-Book

    Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice E-Book
    Richard P. Usatine

    Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice, by Drs. Richard Usatine, John Pfenninger, Daniel Stulberg, and Rebecca Small, provides you with the clear, step-by-step guidance you need to provide these options to your patients. Full-color photographs and drawings in combination with high-definition narrated videos clearly demonstrate key procedures, including skin biopsies, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, botulinum toxin injections, and more. Access to the full text, and a downloadable image bank online at www.expertconsult.com make this an ideal reference for performing key dermatologic and cosmetic procedures in your practice.Access the fully searchable contents and downloadable image bank online at www.expertconsult.com. Incorporate key dermatologic and cosmetic procedures into your practice with coverage of using dermoscopy to more accurately detect skin cancer, the latest information on lasers, botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant lesions, and more. See how to perform each procedure clearly from detailed, full-color photographs and drawings and step-by-step instructions. Maximize the value of providing dermatologic and cosmetic procedures with guidance on combination treatments as well as coding and billing details.

  • Swanson s Family Medicine Review E-Book: Edition 8

    Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book: Edition 8
    Alfred F. Tallia

    Includes nearly 2,500 case-based questions and answer rationales, newly updated to reflect the most current developments in practice. Chapter Summaries offer a quick review of the concepts—great for last-minute exam preparation.Open-ended Clinical Case Management Problems in each chapter provide additional opportunities for articulating your understanding of key topics.Features the most current information on concussion management, palliative care, pain management, and more.Allows you to earn up to 75 CME Credits online through Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

  • The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Question and Answer Companion

    The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Question and Answer Companion
    Ajay K. Singh

    This question-and-answer companion to The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine, which is based upon the popular review course from Harvard Medical School, is a study guide for the American Board of Internal Medicine certification or maintenance of certification examination, as well as for general practice review by physicians and residents. Editors Ajay K. Singh and Joseph Loscalzo recruited leading authorities from Harvard as well as former chief residents at Brigham and Women's Hospital to contribute to this book. This thorough resource features 500 board review questions and answers on internal medicine specialties including: Infectious Disease, Hematology and Oncology, Rheumatology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Hypertension, Digestive Diseases and Disorders of the Pancreas and Liver, Cardiovascular Disease, Neurology, and General Internal Medicine. As the required content for the American Board of Internal Medicine continues to evolve, studying can prove challenging. The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Question and Answer Companion is the ideal study guide for anyone preparing for certification or recertification.

  • Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine

    Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine
    Richard Colgan

    Advice to the Young Physician introduces the origins of important teachings that form the basis of medicine as it has been taught by some of history's greatest educators in medicine. Advice to the Young Physician reveals how to make the transition from technician to healer.This book reinforces the humanistic side of patient care, which is often overshadowed by the focus on highly technological elements. Medical students, residents, fellows, physicians, and allied health practitioners often forget the intricacies of the genomic makeup of adenoviruses, yet they remember the tips, anecdotes and aphorisms related by mentors, educators, and experienced physicians. The art of medicine comes from insights gained from unique and dynamic experiences between the physician, an enthusiastic medical student and the human patient, and is rarely found in books or taught in a universal and systematic way.Advice to the Young Physician provides numerous examples of best practices in order to internalize and practice the art of medicine, including tenets taught by Hippocrates, Maimonides, Osler, Peabody, Schweitzer and others.Advice to the Young Physician targets aspiring and new physicians with the intent to make them better physicians. It hits the mark. An effective mix of the writings of some of medicine's giants, as well as clinical experiences of the author, the book offers an historical framework and personal context to understand the attributes and attitudes of the good physician. It is a quick read that rewards the reader with a sampling of 4000 years of medical wisdom sprinkled with practical advice for the modern day doctor.–Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, President World Organization of Family Doctors, Past President American Academy of Family PhysiciansThis is a small book and easy to read. It comprises several inspiring sketches of ancient and modern physicians whose reputations were based as much on their dedication to the humanism of medicine as it was to the science of medicine. Those who teach medical students and residents will find it a good source of medical history that, besides being important in itself, will add a new dimension and a little lightness to morning rounds.The author makes it clear that in our era of high technology it is easy to underestimate the importance of uniting humanism with science in caring for the sick. He also provides some practical information on such topics as how to present a case to attending physicians and how to communicate well with patients. The ancient physicians that history remembers were not only astute observers of signs and symptoms but also were deeply concerned about the psychological health of their patients and how disturbances in their emotional health often manifestedin physical symptoms.Colgan starts with Hippocrates and Maimonides whose names many young physicians are familiar with. The former for the aphorism “first do no harm” and the latter for being one of the first to call medicine a “vocation” and a “calling.”The following “greats” are included in the book:Dr Albert Schweitzer whose “reverence for life” led him to his missionary medical work in Africa. He wrote Out of My Life and Thought and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952.Sir William Osler (1849–1919), known to some as the father of internal medicine, was a respected physician and teacher. He was the author of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, used for decades as the bible of medicine. But his fame rested equally on his dedication as a mentor to young physicians. He often gave graduation addresses to medical students reminding them to maintain a life-long interest in continuous learning and to treat the whole patient not just the disease.Francis Weld Peabody (1881–1927) a teacher at Harvard who had written a book The Care of the Patient in which he discussed how older practitioners often complained that younger doctors’ mindsets were so often over-concerned with testing that they sometimes forgot about how to take care of the whole patient.Dr. Theodore E. Woodward (1914–2005) who was famous for his dedication to patients. Once during a snowstorm he hitched a ride on a snowplow to see his patients at the hospital. He is responsible for the epigram “when you hear hoof beats think of horses not zebras.”Dr Edmund Pellegrino, respected for his studies in bioethics. His interest in protecting the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship has particular importance in our current era when it seems that the art of medicine seems to be overshadowed by the business of medicine. He discusses this in his essay “The Commodification of Medical and Health Care.”Dr. Paul Farmer also is deeply concerned with the ethical ramifications of the commercialization that is overtaking the health system. He is devoted to improving public health on a worldwide scale.The author finishes up with some practical tips such as how to take a good history and how to avoid malpractice suits. He mentions the importance of finding a reasonable balance between our personal and professional lives. To offset the pressures that are sure to arise in caring for patients he reminds us as, Osler said, to look for the “poetry in life,” meaning to really try and understand the human side of the patients we treat.Throughout the book Colgan refers to doctors as “healers.” He suggests that healers are those who rise above the merely technical aspects of their craft and connect with patients in a special way—a way that respects their uniqueness and their human nature. It’s hard to describe in scientific terms what a healer is.As the author points out, most doctors know them when they see them.Edward J. Volpintesta, MDBethe

  • Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care

    Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care
    Neil S. Skolnik

    Physician adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) has become a national priority. It is said that EMRs have the potential to greatly improve patient care, to provide the data needed for more effective population management and quality assurance of both an individual practice’s patients and well as patients of large health care systems, and the potential to create efficiencies that allow physicians to provide this improved care at a far lower cost than at present. There is currently a strong U.S. government push for physicians to adopt EMR technology, with the Obama administration emphasizing the use of EMRs as an important part of the future of health care and urging widespread adoption of this technology by 2014. This timely book for the primary care community offers a concise and easy to read guide for implementing an EMR system. Organized in six sections, this invaluable title details the general state of the EMR landscape, covering the government’s incentive program, promises and pitfalls of EMR technology, issues related to standardization and the range of EMR vendors from which a provider can choose. Importantly, chapter two provides a detailed and highly instructional account of the experiences that a range of primary care providers have had in implementing EMR systems. Chapter three discusses how to effectively choose an EMR system, while chapters four and five cover all of the vital pre-implementation and implementation issues in establishing an EMR system in the primary care environment. Finally, chapter six discusses how to optimize and maintain a new EMR system to achieve the full cost savings desired. Concise, direct, but above all honest in recognizing the challenges in choosing and implementing an electronic health record in primary care, Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care has been written with the busy primary care physician in mind.

  • Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review, Edition 2

    Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review, Edition 2
    Sima Jain

    A fully-illustrated, note-packed volume of information, Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review fulfills a real need for a single study guide for the Dermatology Board Exam. Written by a previous Chief Resident of Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, the text focuses on presenting comprehensive information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember format. The second edition of this incredibly popular book includes: · Close to 800 full-color clinical and histologic images · Over 75 new histopathologic images and over 170 tables· Layout similar to first edition with outline approach· Clinical images parallel to corresponding text for easy reinforcement of text· Updated coverage of new medications, new entities and new mutations· Must-have for any dermatologist or dermatology resident for studying for the in-service training exam and dermatology board exam · Excellent review source for dermatology with easy to read format, numerous mnemonics and high-quality clinical images

  • The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain

    The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain
    Brian P. Jacob

    This manual captures and summarizes the key elements in management of groin pain, including relevant anatomy, etiologies, diagnostic evaluation tools, imaging, detailed pharmacologic options, interventional modalities and options for operative remediation. The manual separately addresses the management of intrinsic groin pain due to primary disease processes and secondary groin pain due to a prior operation. Current practices, trends in the field, treatment approaches and controversies are addressed. While the primary audience of this book will be general surgeons performing hernia operations and pain management specialists to whom they refer, the SAGES Manual of Groin Pain will serve as a stand alone state-of-the-art resource for all providers who deal with this diagnosis, including primary care providers, sports medicine specialists, gynecologists, urologists, orthopedists, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, radiologists, physical therapists, industry personnel and importantly, patients who suffer from groin pain who have copious access to health information, but without the filtering, expertise and context provided by the contributors to this manual. This volume also uniquely provides its audience with narrative first-person accounts of some of the most common and challenging causes of pain, so that others can learn from their presentation, pitfalls, successes and failures. The expertise compiled in this manual will give the readership a pragmatic foundation to optimize the diagnosis and management of our patients with this challenging problem.

  • Fracture Management for Primary Care E-Book: Edition 3

    Fracture Management for Primary Care E-Book: Edition 3
    M. Patrice Eiff

    Fracture Management for Primary Care provides the guidance you need to evaluate and treat common fractures, as well as identify uncommon fractures that should be referred to a specialist. Drs. M. Patrice Eiff and Robert Hatch emphasize the current best guidelines for imaging and treating fractures so that you can make accurate identifications and select appropriate treatment. Detailed descriptions and illustrations combined with evidence-based coverage give you the confidence you need to make the right decisions. Online access to procedural videos and patient handouts at expertconsult.com make this quick, practical resource even more convenient for primary care clinicians who manage fractures.Access the information you need, the way you need it with a template format for presenting each type of fracture. Diagnose fractures accurately with the many high-quality images. Clearly see the anatomic relationships of bones and joints through schematic illustrations. Reference key information quickly and easily thanks to one-page management tables that summarize pertinent aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Treat displaced fractures using detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the most common reduction techniques. Access the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com, along with video clips of reduction maneuvers and downloadable patient education and rehabilitation instruction handouts. Accurately identify fractures using optimal imaging guidelines. Apply splints and casts with confidence thanks to detailed descriptions and illustrations of technique. Tap into the latest best practices through more evidence-based coverage and updated references. Effectively manage emergency situations using guidelines for emergent referral, greater detail regarding methods for closed reductions for fractures and dislocations, and more.

  • Injection Procedures: Osteoarthritis and Related Conditions

    Injection Procedures: Osteoarthritis and Related Conditions
    Todd P. Stitik

    This practical guide is ideal for healthcare professionals, including family medicine and sports medicine physicians, who wish to integrate peripheral joint and soft tissue injection procedures into their practices. Emphasis is placed on helping clinicians perform injections with accuracy and efficiency. Procedures are presented in a step-by-step fashion. A wealth of illustrations adds clarity, and fluoroscopic images are featured where applicable. Billing and coding are covered in order to aid readers in obtaining reimbursement. Chart documentation designed to improve patient management and medical-legal protection is presented via ready-to-use templates that can be inserted into office notes. Key information on needle gauge sizes and medication dosages is summarized in an easily accessible table. A useful discussion on conducting clinical trials is outlined as well.

  • The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy

    The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy
    Stewart J Tepper

    The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy is a hands-on, practical guide to diagnosis, work-up, and treatment of common headache disorders. Each chapter is written by a Cleveland Clinic Headache Center care provider. The book uses an evidence-based approach to sift through the wealth of available data and identify the most appropriate treatments. This manual is aimed at practicing neurologists and pain specialists, fellows and residents, and also primary care physicians. The Cleveland Clinic Manual is the most trusted source on this ever expanding and developing topic.

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology: Edition 4

    Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology: Edition 4
    Drew Provan

    The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology provides core and concise information on the entire spectrum of blood disorders affecting both adults and children. Updated for its fourth edition, it includes all major advances in the specialty, including malignant haematology, haemato-oncology, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and red cell disorders, with a brand new chapter on rare diseases. Practically focused, and specifically designed for ease-of-use, and rapid access to the information you need, this handbook is an indispensable resource on all aspects of haematology for all trainee doctors, nurses, technicians, and research professionals. The handbook is divided into clinical approach and disease-specific areas. The clinical approach section outlines various symptoms and signs in patients with blood disease to enable the reader to formulate a sensible differential diagnosis beofre embarking on investigation and treatment. The disease-specific section is written by four authors whose expertise covers the whole breadth of diseases included in the book. All authors have contributed to national guidelines (e.g. British Committee for Standards in Haematology, BCSH) and are experts in the evidence base that exists for each topic. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology offers a concise and logical approach to caring for patients with diseases of the blood.

  • Integrative Medicine - E-Book: Edition 4

    Integrative Medicine – E-Book: Edition 4
    David Rakel

    Stay on the cutting edge of today’s most promising trends in complementary and alternative medical treatments with Dr. David Rakel’s Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition. Written by physicians who are experts in both traditional and integrative medicine, this highly regarded, evidence-based reference covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more. Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach, offering practical guidance for reducing costs and improving patient care.Helps you safely and effectively incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into your everyday practice, while focusing on prevention and wellness for a better quality of life. Uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm. Explains how to make the best use of integrative medicine and the mechanisms by which these therapeutic modalities work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care. Includes 13 brand-new chapters, covering hot topics such as personalized medicine, MTHFR mutation, food allergy and intolerance, the gut-immune influence on systemic inflammation and disease, chelation therapy, testosterone deficiency, adrenal fatigue, and much more. Features more than 100 significantly revised chapters and hundreds of new figures and tables throughout.

  • Drugs in Ophthalmology

    Drugs in Ophthalmology
    Donald S. Fong

    This drug handbook is divided into two sections: Alphabetical Listing of Drugs Entries in this section are listed by generic name. Information for each drug is arranged in a consistent format for easy reference. If one or more of the following categories is not applicable to a certain drug, it will not be listed. If Pregnancy Category is not listed for an individual drug, then it is either listed under the first drug in a group of drugs, or safety and efficacy in pregnancy have not been established. Summary of Anti-infectives This section summarizes the common doses of antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals. For each drug, the dose for each route of administration is included. Generic name Brand names Common trade names Class of drug Therapeutic class Indications Common uses of the drug Dosage form Common forms of the drug Dose The amount of drug to be given or taken during therapy.

  • Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E-Book: Expert Consult, Edition 3

    Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care E-Book: Expert Consult, Edition 3
    John L. Pfenninger

    Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive, "how-to" resource offering step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care clinicians. . Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide you through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features full-color illustrations and easy access to the complete contents and illustrations, patient forms, and more online at www.expertconsult.com.Understand how to proceed, step by step, thanks to detailed text and illustrations. Locate critical information at a glance with numerous boxes and tables. Use the book for years with minimal wear and tear thanks to its sturdy cover. Patient education handouts to educate, save time, and reduce liability Coding guidelines included This best selling text now includes full color photos and new sections on Aesthetic and Hospitalist Procedures in addition to an update of all the previous procedures discussed in prior editions! Access the complete contents and illustrations online, download patient education handouts and consent forms, view lists of device manufacturers, and more at www.expertconsult.com. Offer your patients a variety of cosmetic procedures using lasers and pulsed-light devices (including individual chapters on procedures for hair removal, photorejuvenation, , skin tightening and skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal), botulinum toxin, as well as new coverage of cosmeceutical skin care, tissue fillers, and photodynamic therapy. Master new procedures such as maggot treatment for chronic ulcers, endovenous vein closure, stress echo, insertion of the contraceptive capsule (Implanon) and tubal implant (Essure), musculoskeletal ultrasound, no-needle/no-scalpel vasectomy, procedures to treat acute headaches, and more. Don’t worry! All the more basic office procedures are still included…with improved and updated discussions!Pfenninger and Fowler provide the latest and most comprehensive information on medical procedures that allow primary care physicians to more effectively treat their patients.

  • Ferri s Clinical Advisor 2015 E-Book: 5 Books in 1

    Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015 E-Book: 5 Books in 1
    Fred F. Ferri

    Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2015 is the fastest, most effective way to access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions. Dr. Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on short QT syndrome, microscopic polyangiitis, fungal meningitis, and much more. This medical reference makes the answers you need even easier to find – anytime, anywhere.Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Review normal values and interpret results for more than 200 lab tests. Improve your family healthcare practice’s efficiency with cost-effective referral and consultation guidelines.Identify and treat a broader range of disorders, including diabetic foot infections, hypergonadism, and acute liver failure, with 22 new topics in the Diseases & Disorders section.Improve your interpretation of presenting symptoms with 38 new topics and 40 new images in the Differential Diagnosis section, and optimize patient care with more than 250 new figures and tables.Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite your search.Expedite insurance reimbursements with current ICD-9 and future ICD-10 insurance billing codes.Access full-color images and more than 90 online-only topics at Expert Consult, as well as EBMs, Suggested Reading, Patient Teaching Guides, and additional algorithms.

  • Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees

    Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees
    D. Micah Hester

    Every accredited American hospital is required to have a mechanism for handling ethical concerns; most hospitals satisfy this requirement by constituting an institutional healthcare ethics committee (HEC), a pattern which is repeated in most western countries. This text provides definitive, comprehensive guidance for members of healthcare ethics committees who find themselves confronted with ethically challenging situations. Each chapter includes learning objectives, clinical case studies and questions to stimulate discussion among committee members. Particular emphasis is given to consultation, as this often presents the greatest challenges to committee members. Each chapter stands alone as a teaching module, as well as forming part of a comprehensive volume. Written and edited by nationally and internationally recognized experts in bioethics, this is essential reading for every member of a healthcare ethics committee.

  • Minor Emergencies E-Book: Edition 3

    Minor Emergencies E-Book: Edition 3
    Philip Buttaravoli

    Minor Emergencies gives you the practical how-tos you need to handle a wide range of non-life-threatening medical crises with speed and expertise. Completely updated with the latest equipment, devices, dosages, and techniques, this compact and portable medical reference book delivers fast, efficient guidance just when you need it. With Minor Emergencies on hand, you'll always be prepared!Find guidance at a glance with "What to Do" and "What NOT to Do" checklists.Effectively respond to medical crises at the point of care with Minor Emergencies! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Stay on top of the latest procedures and treatment guidelines with updated coverage of 184 topics, including Swimmer’s Ear, Dental Pain, Broken Rib, Locked Knee, Puncture Wounds, and Sunburn. Get procedural sedation recommendations from Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP.

  • Rapid ECG Interpretation: Edition 3

    Rapid ECG Interpretation: Edition 3
    M. Gabriel Khan

    The electrocardiogram (ECG) is the ? rst test performed on most cardiac patients–one that helps make the ? rst part of the diagnosis and one that can frequently direct treatment decisions. Thus, for any phy- cian, a solid understanding of the ECG is critical. Learning the basics and subtleties of the ECG is a right of passage for all physicians and healthcare providers during their training. So, what would we want from a book on ECGs? Ideally, such a book would be comprehensive, yet concise, practically oriented, and explain pathophysiology and its application to practice. Dr. Khan has written such a book. Rapid ECG Interpretation is comprehensive, yet concise, and very practically oriented. More imp- tant, it takes a step-by-step approach, walking the reader through a thorough evaluation of the ECG. This, as many of us have been taught, is the “right” way to look at an ECG. This edition includes a new opening chapter that covers basic concepts. This quickly orients the reader to the physiology, anatomy, and geometry of the electrical system of the heart. After reviewing each component of the ECG, the next section describes the unique ECG patterns of speci? c cardiac conditions, including pulmonary embolism and long QT syndrome. This is f- lowed by a chapter with each of the arrhythmias. Finally, Dr. Khan includes an invaluable section—an ECG Board Review and Self- Assessment Quiz. With this, the reader can really see if the basic c- cepts and ECG fundamentals have been learned.

  • Dermatology in Clinical Practice

    Dermatology in Clinical Practice
    Zohra Zaidi

    Books on dermatology are either focused for medical s- dents or for students of dermatology. A general practitioner sees a lot of skin patients; about 17% of their patients are related to skin disease. We therefore decided to write a book that should meet the needs of a general practitioner. To make the book helpful for the primary care physician, we have focused more on common skin problems and have discussed the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in depth to help the general practitioner in diagnosing and treating them. The chapter on the management of skin d- eases also gives the details of topical, systemic, and the phy- cal modalities used in treating skin disease. Uncommon skin diseases are only mentioned where required. The chapter on cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases will help the general practitioner to correlate the cutaneous signs of the common medical problems seen by them. Emphasis is laid on the bacterial, fungal, and parasitic disorders that are pre- lent in tropical countries. We have included the common d- eases of other continents, as the general practitioner especially of developed countries has patients from all over the world. Congenital and hereditary disorders are discussed with the corresponding chapters, which makes it easier for the reader to remember. A number of practical points are included with each subject, and history of dermatology is included where appropriate to make the subject interesting to read.

  • Field Guide to the Business of Medicine: Resource for Health Care Professionals

    Field Guide to the Business of Medicine: Resource for Health Care Professionals
    Christopher Clyne

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Today’s health care is much more than Medicine. Health care professionals and administrators must be familiar with the non-medical aspects of health care if they are to be successful. From the basics of government and private insurance, to reimbursement methods, payment models, practice paradigms and new industry trends this indispensable guide provides much-needed information for medical students and residents, emerging health care professionals, and anyone who wants a clear perspective on the requisites, protocols, and regulations of today’s health care system.

  • The Physician s Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth, Edition 2

    The Physician’s Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth, Edition 2
    Robert Doroghazi

    In comments that were unfortunately prescient, Dr. Doroghazi said in the first edition "the author feels we are currently experiencing a real estate bubble." And in anticipation of the credit crisis, he said "banks are far too lenient in their lending practices…the problem is that bankers are often not lending their own money…considering that a significant percentages of mortgages are sold to Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE), the problem is now actually everyone’s." This new and expanded edition provides commonsense advice that all investors, physicians and non-physicians will find profitable in these difficult times. Learn about the power of thrift, the magnificence of compound interest, the malevolence of debt and the perniciousness of fees. See how to pay off the mortgage by age 45, fund your children’s education and retire at a reasonable age rather than continue to work because you must.

  • Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know: To Prevent Medical Errors, Pass Board Examinations and Provide Informed Patient Care

    Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know: To Prevent Medical Errors, Pass Board Examinations and Provide Informed Patient Care
    Robert B. Taylor

    Essential Medical Facts presents selected literature-based information clinicians need to know to provide informed patient care and avoid medical misadventures. Facts that can help make us better and safer clinicians include knowing the usefulness of palmar crease pallor in detecting anemia (not reliable), antibiotics that can cause a false positive opiate urine drug screen (fluoroquinolones), and an occasional early clue to testicular cancer (gynecomastia). Of course, keeping up to date on current medical knowledge and being curious about the implications of published research conclusions not only help assure superior clinical performance; they also bolster the preparation for board examinations. Robert B. Taylor, MD is the author and editor of more than two dozen medical books and several hundred published articles, as well a veteran of both rural private practice and chairmanship of a medical school clinical department. Essential Medical Facts is written for clinicians in all specialties, at all stages of professional life. It is a “must have” book for students, residents and practicing physicians, as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants actively involved in clinical diagnosis and management of disease.

  • Inherited Metabolic Diseases: A Clinical Approach

    Inherited Metabolic Diseases: A Clinical Approach
    Georg F. Hoffmann

    The ? eld of inherited metabolic diseases has changed from a limited group of rare, untreatable, often fatal disorders to an important cause of acutely life-threatening but increasingly treatable illness. Unchanged is the orphan nature of these disorders with mostly relatively nonspeci? c initial clinical manifestations. The patient does not come to the physician with the diagnosis; the patient comes with a history, symptoms, and signs. This book starts with those and proceeds lo- cally through algorithms from questions to answers. Special emphasis is placed on acutely presenting disorders and emergency situations. The rationale of the approaches presented in this book are based on extensive, collective clinical experience. To utilize as broad an experience as possible, its concept has been extended from a pocket-size book written jointly by ? ve colleagues to a textbook combining the experience of over 20 expert metabolic physicians. It is now imbedded in the environment of Springer Pediatric Metabolic Medicine in addition to the disease-based approach in Inborn Metabolic Diseases edited by John Fernandes and colleagues as well the series edited by Nenad Blau and colleagues on speci? c biochemical diagnostics, laboratory methods, and treatment. A system and symptom-based approach to inherited metabolic diseases should help colleagues from different specialties to diagnose their patients and to come to an optimal program of therapy. For metabolic and genetic specialists, this book is designed as a quick reference for what may be (even for the specialist) infrequently encountered presentations. Heidelberg, Germany Georg F.

  • The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider

    The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider
    Larry James

    Integrated care is receiving a lot of attention from clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and researchers. Given the current healthcare crises in the United States, where costs, quality, and access to care are of particular concern, many are looking for new and better ways of delivering behavioral health services. Integrating behavioral health into primary care medical settings has been shown to: 1) produce healthier patients; 2) produce medical savings; 3) produce higher patient satisfaction; 4) leverage the primary care physician’s time so that they can be more productive; and 5) increase physician satisfaction. For these reasons this is an emerging paradigm with a lot of interest and momentum. For example, the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has recently endorsed redesigning the mental health system so that much of this is integrated into primary care medicine. Yet there are few resources to assist all those that are interested in moving toward integrated care. This has been a major impediment to more widespread adoption of integrated care. The two co-editors of this proposed volume have produced some of the key books in this area: Dr. James (along with co-editor Ray Folen) has recently produced The Primary Care Consultant which is a good resource that helps define the unfortunately usually misunderstood and neglected consultation liaison function of the integrated care behavioral provider. Dr. O’Donohue has co-written a book A Primer of Integrative Behavioral Care (Prometheus Press, in press) that is designed to serve as a general introduction to integrated case; as well as co-edited some more specific titles on medical cost offset, integrated care and substance abuse, and Behavioral Integrative Care (2005, Brunner Routledge). Please see our enclosed vitas for more information. What these books fail to do is to provide very concrete practice guidelines and other associated practical tools for the practicing integrative care behavioral health professional. This book is designed to fill this important gap. All chapters will be designed to provide useful materials to understand this quite different mode of practice. None of the chapters will be academically oriented, although all information will be evidenced based. As such it will reach a wide audience and have no direct competitors. We believe because of the editors’ profile in this area, the excellent reputations of the chapter authors, and the practicality of this book it will sell very well.

  • Primary Care - E-Book: A Collaborative Practice, Edition 4

    Primary Care – E-Book: A Collaborative Practice, Edition 4
    Terry Mahan Buttaro

    Written by and for Nurse Practitioners from a unique collaborative perspective, Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 4th Edition, prepares you to provide care for all of the major disorders of adults seen in the outpatient setting. Evidence-based content reflects the latest guidelines for primary care of hundreds of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections. Now in full color, the 4th Edition includes chapters on emerging topics such as genetics, obesity, lifestyle management, and emergency preparedness. Combining a special blend of academic and clinical expertise, the author team provides a practical text/reference that promotes a truly collaborative primary care practice.Comprehensive, evidence-based content incorporates the latest standardized guidelines for primary care in today's fast-paced, collaborative environment. Unique! A collaborative perspective, reflecting the key roles of NPs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs, and others, promotes seamless continuity of care. A consistent format from chapter to chapters facilitates learning and clinical reference value. Diagnostics and Differential Diagnosis boxes provide a quick reference for diagnosing disorders and helping to develop effective management plans. Physician Consultation icons highlight situations or conditions in which consultation is either recommended or necessary. Emergency Referral icons identify signs and symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to an emergency facility. Co-management with Specialists discussions help you provide truly collaborative care in the outpatient setting. Complementary and alternative therapies are addressed where supported by solid research evidence.

  • Ham s Primary Care Geriatrics E-Book: A Case-Based Approach, Edition 6

    Ham’s Primary Care Geriatrics E-Book: A Case-Based Approach, Edition 6
    Richard J. Ham

    Employing a unique case-based approach, Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics continues to be your comprehensive source of clinical solutions for this challenging population. This gerontology medical reference book features an interdisciplinary perspective that empowers you with team-oriented knowledge on the best diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies available to address the complex needs of older adults. "Overall this is a useful, well written, practical elderly medicine book, ideal for use in primary care. It is reasonable priced and an excellent addition to the bookshelf, virtual or real". Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown, July 2014 Effectively treat your geriatric patients, and provide helpful guidance to their families, through engaging geriatric case studies that illustrate the principles and key clinical information you need.Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using the evidence-based medicine guidelines throughout.Find the information you need quickly and efficiently with a 2-color layout and consistent format, and test your knowledge with USMLE-style questions in every chapter.Offer your geriatric patients the most up-to-date treatment options available with six new chapters addressing Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults, Interprofessional Team Care, Billing and Coding, Frailty, Pressure Ulcers, and Anemia. Access the complete geriatric text online anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, along with an online Cognitive Status Assessment with four tests and patient teaching guides, a dermatology quiz, and informative videos on Gait and Balance and Dizziness.

  • Acupuncture for Pain Management

    Acupuncture for Pain Management
    Yuan-Chi Lin

    Acupuncture for Pain Management is intended as the premier resource for learning the fundamentals of the art of medical acupuncture. Edited by top pain medicine specialists at Harvard and UCLA, and based on their popular annual workshop at the American Society for Anesthesiologists, the book is the perfect synthesis of Western and Chinese medicine. Anesthesiologists, pain medicine specialists, primary care physicians, osteopaths, neurologists, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and other health professionals looking to add acupuncture to their repertoire will benefit from the concise and practical approach of the book. Features:Each individual meridian discussed in detailAcupuncture for 25 clinical conditions, including headache, menstrual pain, low back pain, insomnia, and moreAimed at acupuncturists as well as practitioners who want to add acupuncture to their clinical armamentarium

  • Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

    Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine
    Matthew B. Werd

    As the preface to this book tells us, its intent “is to provide a comprehensive resource on athletic footwear and orthoses for the entire sports medicine team, from all backgrounds and training. ” This goal is achieved. The book covers it all, from the complex science that underlies those underlayments found in the athletic shoes of many athletes, the orthosis, to the aim of, as the authors say at the beginning of Chapter 14, Prescribing Athletic Footwear and Orthoses, “maximizing athletic p- formance and minimizing injury through the use of an appropriate prescription for athletic footwear and orthoses. ” To the best of the editors’ knowledge, this is the ?rst book of its type. And the editors, Drs. Matthew Werd and Les Knight, have done an outstanding job in assembling a talented and knowledgeable group of authors for their effort. Speaking as someone who owns a variety of athletic shoes, running, pace wa- ing, cycling, and downhill skiing, and does not take a step in any of them without an orthosis between my foot and the shoe’s insole, I was fascinated to discover how much there is to know and learn about this subject. For example, we learn in some detail the history of the development of the modern running shoe, which devel- ment goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

  • On Call Principles and Protocols E-Book: Edition 5

    On Call Principles and Protocols E-Book: Edition 5
    Shane A. Marshall

    Portable and extremely practical, On Call Principles and Protocols, 5th Edition, by Drs. Marshall and Ruedy, is the bestselling handbook you can trust to guide you quickly and confidently through virtually any on-call situation. This new edition takes you step by step through the most common on-call problems and approaches, giving you up-to-date information and clear protocols on what to do and how to do it quickly, from phone calls to "elevator thoughts" to patients’ bedsides. You’ll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call – from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.Effectively manage calls in the hospital with coverage of topics such as Approach to Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems; Documentation; Assessment and Management of Volume Status; and AIDS, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer. Access key information on the most common on-call problems and approaches with consistent, templated coverage of what to do from the initial phone call, "Elevator Thoughts," how to immediately identify major threats to life, and what to do at the bedside. Learn the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation, and master the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call. Understand the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside. Find information quickly with an easy-to-read format, color highlighting of medications and other critical information, and a unique layout designed for fast reference. Keep this portable guide right where you need it – in your pocket when you’re on call. Confidently assess and manage common on-call problems with comprehensive updates throughout this edition. Learn how best to handle life-threatening issues regarding stroke in a brand-new chapter. Quickly access a detailed, updated and expanded formulary of commonly used medications.

  • The Unhappy Total Knee Replacement: A Comprehensive Review and Management Guide

    The Unhappy Total Knee Replacement: A Comprehensive Review and Management Guide
    Michael T. Hirschmann

    This book addresses the need for improved diagnostic and treatment guidelines for patients in whom total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has had an unsatisfactory outcome. It opens by discussing the basics of TKA and the various causes of failure and pain. Diagnostic aspects are considered in detail, with attention to advances in clinical investigation, laboratory analysis and in particular, imaging techniques. In addition, helpful state of the art diagnostic algorithms are presented. Specific pathology-related treatment options, including conservative approaches and salvage and revision TKA strategies, are then explained, with identification of pitfalls and key points. A series of illustrative cases cover clinical scenarios frequently encountered in daily clinical practice. The evidence-based, clinically focused guidance provided in this book, written by internationally renowned experts, will assist surgeons in achieving the most effective management of these challenging cases.

  • Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis E-Book

    Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis E-Book
    James E. Fitzpatrick

    Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis, by Drs. James E. Fitzpatrick, Whitney A. High, and Lamar Kyle, helps you quickly identify skin conditions and provide necessary treatment at the point of care. Concise, to-the-point text is highlighted by more than 1,000 high-quality photographs – all conveniently organized by lesion appearance – making this resource ideal for first-line clinicians to quickly identify and treat dermatologic conditions.Appearance-based format designed for non-specialists who diagnose and treat skin conditions, such as family practice physicians, urgent care providers, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Organized by presentation (scaly lesions, blisters, etc.), with a full chapter on treatment pearls that offers expert advice pertaining to diagnosis and treatment. Richly illustrated with more than 1,000 full-color clinical examples of lesions you’re likely to see. Up-to-date coverage of morbilliform eruptions, scaly papular lesions, dermatitis (eczematoid reactions), and abscesses, as well as a timely chapter on cutaneous diseases of travelers organized by global region.

  • Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research and Practice

    Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research and Practice
    John F. Kelly

    Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is the first book on the recovery management approach to addiction treatment and post-treatment support services. Distinctive in combining theory, research, and practice within the same text, this ground-breaking title includes authors who are the major theoreticians, researchers, systems administrators, clinicians and recovery advocates who have developed the model. State-of-the art and the definitive text on the topic, Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research, and Practice is mandatory reading for clinicians and all professionals who work with patients in recovery or who are interested in the field.

  • Pediatric Primary Care - E-Book: Edition 5

    Pediatric Primary Care – E-Book: Edition 5
    Catherine E. Burns

    Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.

  • Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis E-Book: Edition 3

    Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis E-Book: Edition 3
    Steven McGee

    Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis helps you choose the diagnostic approaches that have been proven most effective! Dr. Steven McGee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, equipping you to easily select the best test for diagnosing a given condition and understand the diagnostic significance and accuracy of your findings. A remarkably easy-to-reference organization makes it simple to find the answers you need. Quickly review the history, pathogenesis, examination technique, and interpretation of physical findings for all areas of the body thanks to a very reader-friendly outline format, including more than 90 "EBM boxes" and accompanying "EBM ruler" illustrations. Get expert advice from Dr. Steven McGee, an internationally respected authority in physical examination and assessment, pain management, and education in general internal medicine. See exactly which studies document the significance of various findings thanks to thousands of up-to-date references. Apply the latest knowledge on hot topics such as the value of physical examination in taking care of the ICU patient, accurately diagnosing the etiology of systolic murmurs, diagnosing osteoarthritis and acute vertigo in the dizzy patient, diagnosing hemorrhagic stroke, and diagnosing pleural effusions. Implement the most current evidence-based approaches for evaluating stance and gait, Schamroth’s sign (for clubbing), dementia, prediction of falls, hepatopulmonary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, relative bradycardia, tourniquet test (for dengue infections), acute stroke, and pleural effusion. Assess the pretest probability of disease, given particular signs or symptoms, with new at-a-glance tables. Make effective decisions thanks to updated content throughout, including new EBM boxes covering over 250 recent studies on physical diagnosis—ensuring that all diagnostic information (i.e., sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios) is up to date.

  • Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers, Edition 3

    Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers, Edition 3
    Robert B. Taylor

    This book is a clear and comprehensive guide that assists readers in translating observations, ideas, and research into articles, reports, or book chapters ready for publication. For both researchers and practicing physicians, skills in medical writing are essential. Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in academic medicine, uses a clear, conversational style throughout this book to emphasize the professional and personal enrichment that writing can bring. The text includes in depth instructions for writing and publishing: review articles, case reports, editorials and letters to the editor, book reviews, book chapters, reference books, research protocols, grant proposals, and research reports. This third edition is additionally fully updated to include the intricacies of medical writing and publishing today, with new coverage of: open access, pay to publish and predatory journals, peer review fraud, publication bias, parachute studies, public domain images, and phantom authors. Loaded with practical information, tips to help achieve publication, and real world examples, Medical Writing can improve skills for clinicians, educators, and researchers, whether they are new to writing or seasoned authors.

  • Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints E-Book: Edition 6

    Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints E-Book: Edition 6
    Robert H. Seller

    Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints, 6th Edition, by Drs. Robert H. Seller and Andrew B. Symons, helps you quickly and efficiently diagnose the 36 most common symptoms reported by patients. Organized alphabetically by presenting symptom, each chapter mirrors the problem-solving process most physicians use to make a diagnosis. It’s a practical, clinically oriented approach that can help you master the differential diagnosis of common symptoms and diagnose almost all the problems typically seen in your practice.Find the guidance you need quickly through an alphabetical organization by presenting symptom and a concise, consistent, user-friendly approach that mirrors the diagnostic decision-making process. Recognize skin problems more easily with full-color images in the dermatology chapter. Effectively diagnose your patients using an increased focus on evidence-based decision making, thoroughly updated material, and the latest results from clinical and diagnostic studies. Determine which imaging modalities and laboratory tests offer the greatest efficiencies and accuracy for a given set of symptoms. Get a fresh perspective from new co-author, Dr. Andrew B. Symons, who brings a strong background in education as Vice Chair of Medical Student Education at SUNY Buffalo. Search the entire text online and find links to self-assessment questions, case studies, and relevant content from other Student Consult titles at www.studentconsult.com.

  • Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers, Edition 2

    Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers, Edition 2
    Robert B. Taylor

    The first edition of this book (titled “The Clinician’s Guide to Medical Writing”) has become a standard in its field and remains an indispensible reference for any clinician, academic physician, or health professional who wishes to hone their writing skills. However, since its publication in 2004, significant changes have taken place in the way medical professionals communicate with each other and the world. Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians and Academicians, 2e retains all of the fundamental writing advice of the first edition and has been expanded to include two brand new chapters:How to Write a Research Protocol (including why a research project needs a written protocol, elements of the research protocol and common problems)How to Write a Grant Proposal (including sections on government and private grant funding sources, what you need to know about grant writing, and elements of a successful grant proposal) New information is also included throughout the book on becoming a successful writer, medical tables and figures, conflict of interest and disclosures, how to review a scientific article, statistical analysis, “pay-to-publish” journal publishing, electronic submission of manuscripts, issues in medical publishing and the future of medical writing and publication. New appendices address commonly encountered research and statistical terms and memorable aphorisms regarding writing, medical and otherwise.

  • Lean Doctors: A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time

    Lean Doctors: A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time
    Aneesh Suneja

    This practical, how-to book clearly and succinctly takes the reader through six proven "success steps" for implementing lean in any healthcare environment: 1. Create physician flow 2. Support physician value-added time 3. Visually communicate patient status 4. Standardize everyone's work 5. Lay out the clinic for minimal motion 6. Change the care delivery model Why go through such a transformation? Because it works. Tell a doctor that he can see the same number of patients, offering the same high quality and personal care, and have an extra 90 minutes at the end of his clinic day — and that means something. Tell the staff that they can look forward to actually ending on time, with satisfied patients, no backlog, and having focused their attention completely on quality patient care — and they will listen. These Lean principles and success steps work in clinics ranging from orthopedics to neurology to cardiac care — the specialty doesn't matter. They work in small practices and large hospital settings. Lean methodology provides the tools to address the frustrations patients and doctors alike experience in the clinic process. Included throughout the book is a case study showing the lean transformation undertaken at the Orthopedic Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, with numerous quotes and insights from those actually involved. This transformation resulted in patient wait times being reduced by more than 70 percent, the clinic being able to see 25 percent more patients in less space, patient satisfaction scores sometimes reaching 100 percent, and staff satisfaction scores improving by more than 25 percent.

  • Basics of Oncology

    Basics of Oncology
    Frederick O Stephens

    "Basics of Oncology" provides an easily understood and general overview of the basic medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer. Causes, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments and outcomes are all carefully explained and discussed, both for cancers in general and for the common cancers in individual countries. The reader will thereby be provided with an understanding of how and why people develop cancer, how the body reacts to cancer, what can be done to prevent the disease, and how the various cancers are best diagnosed and treated. The book will serve as a sound basis for the more detailed or specific studies that may be needed in different areas of practice and in different countries. It will be invaluable for students of medicine, nurse oncologists, students of medical sciences and other health professionals in all parts of the world.

  • Medical Coding Icd-10-Pcs (Speedy Study Guides)

    Medical Coding Icd-10-Pcs (Speedy Study Guides)
    Speedy Publishing

    Medical Coding ICD-10-PCS is the newest procedure coding system. There are a total of 72,081 codes included in ICD-10-PCS. Each of the seven alphanumeric characters used in each code represents something specific. A chart would be very beneficial in trying to decipher what each code's letter or number represents. For example, the first number of the code represents the type of service that was rendered. Other characters used represents a body system, body part or region, root operation, etcetera.

  • Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide

    Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide
    Lewis A. Hassell

    The authors discuss useful tools and tricks of the trade in pathology practice management. In-depth chapters on coding and billing by nationally known consultant Dennis Padget will prepare you to evaluate coding and billing practices. Noted law experts Jane Pine Wood and Amelia Larsen, attorneys at McDonald Hopkins, highlight key issues in employment, insurance, and hospital contracts and provide examples of how to deal with tricky issues. Sections on human resources and group dynamics take on the vexing issues that people bring to work. Finally, the authors identify current trends and reason how these might play out.In providing a broad overview of pathology practice management, each chapter employs a didactic framework, including one or more scenarios to illustrate challenges encountered by the writers. This case-based approach facilitates interactive learning and will thus be particularly useful to pathology training programs.Whatever your stage in the field—from resident to senior pathologist, including those in leadership roles—Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide is essential reading.

  • Health Systems Science E-Book

    Health Systems Science E-Book
    Richard E. Hawkins

    Developed by the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, Health Systems Science is the first text that focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. Along with basic and clinical science, Health Systems Science (HSS) is rapidly becoming a crucial "third pillar" of medical science, requiring a practical, standardized curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the role of human factors, systems engineering, leadership, and patient improvement strategies that will help transform the future of health care and ensure greater patient safety. Complete coverage of the evolving field of HSS includes patient safety, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, value in health care, interprofessional teamwork, stewardship of health care resources, population management, clinical informatics, care coordination, leadership, and health care financing/reform. Patient improvement strategies incorporates checklists, information technology, team training, and more. A consistent chapter template provides clear coverage of each topic, including Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Core Chapter Content, Summary, Questions for Reflection, and Annotated Bibliography and References. Highly relevant content applicable to today’s evolving health care delivery written by experts in key, emerging areas of HSS. Developed in partnership with the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, at the forefront of change and innovation in medical education.

  • Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases: Edition 13

    Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases: Edition 13
    John H. Klippel

    One of the most prestigious, comprehensive texts on arthritis and related diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus and more than one hundred others.

  • Mechanisms of Clinical Signs - E-Book

    Mechanisms of Clinical Signs – E-Book
    Mark Dennis

    The first consolidated textbook explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is the first consolidated text of its kind; designed to help medical students and junior doctors understand the pathophysiological mechanisms behind clinical signs. Unlike existing clinical examination textbooks which are predominantly organised by disease systems and states, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is arranged by body system; bridging the gap between identifying clinical signs and understanding the causes behind them. Presented in a useful handbook style, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs discusses the evidence base and clinical value of each clinical sign to assist with interpretation. Examples are plentiful and include such signs as distinctive tremors in a Parkinson’s disease patient and red hands on a patient with liver disease. As well as being an easy-to-follow reference for clinical signs seen on the ward, Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is an excellent study aid – particularly useful for those preparing for ‘Viva’ or ‘OSCE’ practical stations. The ability to accurately identify and interpret clinical signs of disease upon examination is a vital first step in correct diagnosis and treatment. Mechanisms of Clinical Signs is therefore an essential textbook for medical students and new practitioners. Online StudentConsult resources accompany Mechanisms of Clinical Signs upon purchase. • first consolidated text explaining the mechanism of clinical signs commonly seen in medicine• easy reference guide for clinical signs seen on the ward or during examinations• a resource for those preparing for “Viva” or “OSCE” practical stations where students see patients and are asked specific questions relating to the clinical examination• organised by body system it reviews the common clinical signs seen in diseases by the main system or specialty of medicine in a convenient handbook style• each chapter contains all the clinical signs, a description of the sign, the disease/s in which the sign appears and an explanation as to the mechanism• evidence base and clinical value of the sign is discussed to assist interpretation• Online Student Consult resources accompany the text

  • Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review

    Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review
    Sima Jain

    A fully-illustrated, note-packed volume of information, Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review fulfills a real need for a single study guide for the Dermatology Board Exam. Written by a previous Chief Resident of Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, the text focuses on presenting comprehensive information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember format. Tips, tricks, short lists, and tables fill every inch of this book—a must-have for any dermatology resident. Features: Acts as a concise go-to review book for the Dermatology Board Exam Hundreds of author notes pinpointing important information presented in an easy-to-read format Scores of mnemonics and memory tricks to mentally organize information Over 500 high-quality images placed parallel to the represented skin disorder Life after Boards—essential tips on coding and documentation

  • Well-Being Therapy: Treatment Manual and Clinical Applications

    Well-Being Therapy: Treatment Manual and Clinical Applications
    G.A. Fava

    Well-Being Therapy (WBT) is the psychotherapeutic approach developed by Giovanni Fava, a world-renowned psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and the editor-in-chief of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. WBT is an innovative strategy that is based on monitoring psychological well-being, whereby the patient progressively learns how to make it grow. This type of therapy has enjoyed much success and is increasing in popularity around the world. The first part of this long-awaited book describes how the idea for WBT was formed, the first patient treated, and the current evidence that supports this approach. In Part II, Giovanni Fava provides the treatment manual of WBT, describing what each session entails, and includes many examples from his own cases. The last part covers some of the specific conditions for which WBT can be used and how sessions can be conducted. It includes sections on depression, mood swings, generalized anxiety disorder, panic and agoraphobia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. There is also information on the application of WBT in interventions in school settings. Throughout the book, Dr. Fava keeps things interesting by peppering his narrative with anecdotes from his medical career. The primary audience for this book is professionals within psychology, psychiatry, and other fields of medicine (e.g., family practice, pediatrics, and rehabilitation). However, the book is written in a relaxed, clear, and accessible style that also makes it of interest to counselors, educators, and family and friends of patients, not to mention patients themselves.

  • Men s Health in Primary Care

    Men’s Health in Primary Care
    Joel J. Heidelbaugh

    This book fills a major gap in the literature by providing comprehensive guidelines for the care of male patients through the lifecycle and across healthcare settings. Devoted solely to improving men’s health, this book serves as an accessible, practical reference for clinicians treating these patients. It focuses on the psychosocial challenges that men encounter in obtaining healthcare as well as acute and chronic medical and psychological diseases. The book also offers current evidence-based guidelines for wellness and health maintenance. Topics include the problem of help seeking, preventative services, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular health, prostate cancer screening, and testosterone deficiency. Men’s Health in Primary Care is a valuable resource for primary care clinicians and students in family medicine, internal medicine, and adolescent medicine.

  • Exercise Testing for Primary Care and Sports Medicine Physicians

    Exercise Testing for Primary Care and Sports Medicine Physicians
    Corey H. Evans

    This book by Corey H. Evans, Russell D. White, and coauthorsis a gem. There was a time when exercise testing was largely limited to cardiologists, but no more. Ex- cise testing, which providesinformationon tness, the risk of coronarydisease, and all around vitality, is now being performed in the of ces of primary care physicians across the United States. Although there is a signi cant risk in some populations, a careful doctor who takes the trouble to become knowledgeable in exercise physiology and the pat- physiologyof coronary artery disease can use exercise testing to improve his ability to give excellent, preventive medicine. Over the years I have read many books on this subject, and even contributed to some,andthis oneratesrightup therewith the best. Likemanymultiauthoredbooks thereissomerepetition,butthisisnotallbad.Acarefulstudyofthevariouschapters willprovideadepthofknowledgethatwillcomeingoodsteadwhenproblemsarise. I can especially recommendthe chapter on exercise physiology.When the reader has mastered the material presented in this chapter, he has acquired a knowledge base so that he can become an expert in exercise testing equal to almost anyone. Over the years I have been privileged to know several of the authors and have followed their publications. Their contributions to our knowledge base in this eld havebeenconsiderable.Acquiringthisbookandbecomingfamiliarwithitscontents will set you apart in the eld of exercise testing.

  • Integrative Medicine E-Book: Edition 3

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    David Rakel

    Integrative Medicine, by Dr. David Rakel, provides the practical, evidence-based guidance you need to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative medical treatments into your practice. This medical reference book lays the framework for making the best use of these therapeutic modalities and understanding the mechanisms by which these interventions work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care.Incorporate therapeutic integrative medicine modalities into clinical practice through the "Tools for Your Practice" section that offers how-to application for recommending mediation, prescribing probiotics, and how to do an elimination diet. Apply integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer…see how to advise patients on health maintenance and wellness…and get valuable advice on topics such as meditation, diet, and exercises for back pain. Avoid potential complications with recommended dosages and precautions. Enhance patient care with therapy-based guidance and printable patient education guides. Implement proven integrative treatments for various diseases thanks to an evidence-based therapeutic approach. Weigh the likely effectiveness of various treatments vs. their potential harm with helpful icons based on the SORT (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) method. Validate potential interventions through the latest research in genomics and advanced imaging technologies, such as MRI.