Successful Self-Dentistry

How to Avoid the Dentist Without Ignoring Your Teeth

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987707321

Category: Teeth

Page: 116

View: 3519

Holistic Dental Care

The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947213

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 2381

A comprehensive guide to natural, do-it-yourself oral care, Holistic Dental Care introduces simple, at-home dental procedures that anyone can do. Highlighted with fifty-three full-color photos and illustrations, this book offers dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths--preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Based on a "whole body approach" to oral care, Holistic Dental Care addresses the limits of the traditional approach that treats only the symptoms and not the source of body imbalances. Taking readers on a tour of the ecology of the mouth, dental health expert and author Nadine Artemis describes the physiology of the teeth and the sources of bacteria and decay. Revealing the truth about the artificial chemicals in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, Artemis also discusses the harmful effects of mercury fillings and the much safer ceramic filling options that are available. Covering topics that include healthy nutrition, oral care for children, and the benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts for maintaining oral health, Artemis introduces a comprehensive eight-step self-dentistry protocol that offers an effective way to prevent decay, illness, acidic saliva, plaque build-up, gum bleeding, inflammation, and more.

Renegade Beauty

Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance--Beauty Secrets, Solutions, and Preparations

Author: Nadine Artemis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949704

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 5770

Rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness, abandon established regimes and commercial products, and embrace your “renegade” beauty In this essential guide, Nadine Artemis introduces readers to the concept of "renegade" beauty—a practice of doing less and allowing the elements and the life force of nature to revive the body, skin, and soul so our natural radiance can shine through. Anyone stuck in perpetual loops of new products, facials, and dermatologist appointments will find answers as Artemis illuminates the energizing elements of sun, fresh air, water, the earth, and plants. This book is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to simplify their self-care routine, take their health into their own hands, and discover their own radiant beauty.

The EQ Edge

Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

Author: Steven J. Stein,Howard E. Book

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470952644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1450

REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursuits? What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A) intelligence quotient? or B) emotional quotient? If you picked "A", you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But your IQ is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth is your emotional intelligence quotient, which you can nurture and develop by learning more about EQ from the international bestseller The EQ Edge. Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm-all of which are essential ingredients of success. The EQ Edge offers fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants. The EQ Edge will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff are the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because all of us have other roles-parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend-The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships. "Finally, a practical and usable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onion on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success."—Michael Feiner, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of The Feiner Points of Leadership

The Complete Dentist

Positive Leadership and Communication Skills for Success

Author: Barry Polansky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250811

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 4540

The Complete Dentist: Positive Leadership and Communication Skills for Success is a one-of-a-kind guide to starting and running an effective and successful dental practice. Presents tried-and-true ideas and methods for effective communication, blending positive psychology with leadership in dentistry Describes the five elements of success and happiness, offering pathways to a flourishing dental practice Considers the reasons why communication and leadership skills are important for dentists

The Missouri Dental Journal

Author: Homer Judd,Christopher W. Spalding,Henry Seymour Chase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dentistry

Page: N.A

View: 6346

Cupping - Die neue Methode zum Lösen der Faszien

Das moderne Schröpfen bei Rückenproblemen, Müdigkeit, Kopfschmerzen und vielem mehr

Author: Heike Oellerich,Miriam Wessels

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 3833867736

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 5891

Cupping ist im Deutschen eher unter der Heilmethode Schröpfen bekannt. Heute nutzen neben Sportlern wie Michael Phelps und Hollywoodstars wie Gwyneth Paltrow auch viele Therapeuten die Methode zur Entspannung und Schmerzlinderung. Neuerdings gibt es pflegeleichte Cups aus Silikon, die man einfach mit der Hand zusammendrückt und auf die Haut setzt. Sie sind unzerbrechlich und leicht zu reinigen. Durch den von den Cups erzeugten Unterdruck werden Verspannungen gelöst, die Durchblutung stimuliert, der Lymphfluss angeregt und Schmerzen „wegmassiert“. Zudem aktiviert Cupping das Immunsystem und trägt zur Linderung von Beschwerden bei z. B. Asthma, Migräne, Bluthochdruck, Verdauungsproblemen oder Burnout bei. Das Buch „Cupping“ bietet eine kompakte theoretische Einführung in diese Methode und beschreibt die unterschiedlichen Anlegetechniken. Im letzten Kapitel werden die Beschwerden von A bis Z mit ihren speziellen Cuppingtechniken Schritt-für-Schritt beschrieben und bebildert.

Treatment Planning in Dentistry - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Stefanac,Samuel P. Nesbit

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078230

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 8235

This book provides essential knowledge for creating treatment plans for adult dental patients. Treatment planning strategies are presented to help with balancing the ideal with the practical, with emphasis placed on the central role of the patient — whose needs should drive the treatment planning process. The focus is on planning of treatment, not on the comprehensive details of every treatment modality in dentistry. CD-ROM bound into book presents five cases of varying difficulty with interactive exercises that allow users to plan treatment. What's the Evidence? boxes link clinical decision-making and treatment planning strategies to current research. In Clinical Practice boxes highlight specific clinical situations faced by the general dentist. Review Questions and Suggested Projects, located at the end of each chapter, summarize and reinforce important concepts presented in the book. Key Terms and Glossary highlights the terms that are most important to the reader. Suggested Readings lists included at the end of most chapters provide supplemental resources. Chapter on Treatment Planning for Smokers and Patients with Oral Cancer addresses the dentist's role in managing patients with oral cancer, recognizing oral cancer and differential diagnosis of oral lesions, planning treatment for patients undergoing cancer therapy, and smoking cessation strategies. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Special Care/Special Needs Patient examines the role of the general dentist in the management of patients with a variety of conditions including physical handicaps, mental handicaps, head trauma, hemophilia, and patients' needs before, during, or after major surgery. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Alcohol and Substance Abuser discusses the challenges of treating this patient population, as well as how to recognize the problem, delivery of care, scope of treatment, and behavioral/compliance issues. Expanded content on Ethical and Legal Issues in Treatment Planning reflects new accreditation guidelines. Dental Team Focus boxes highlight the relevance of chapter content to the dental team. Ethics Topics boxes emphasize the ethical topics found within each chapter. International Tooth Numbering is listed alongside the U.S. tooth numbers in examples and illustrations.

Dental Hygiene - E-Book

Theory and Practice

Author: Michele Leonardi Darby,Margaret Walsh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143770445X

Category: Medical

Page: 1296

View: 2089

Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today’s dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today’s major areas of research. Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation. Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care. Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas. Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy. Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review. A reorganized section for Individuals with Special Needs includes chapters on Cleft Palate, Physical Abuse, Blood Diseases, and Mental Illness, all reflecting evidence-based research now available in these areas. New chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection -- hot topics in today’s dental sciences. New anesthesia guidelines keep you up to date with what's new in pain and anxiety control. Essential resources and websites are now included at the end of each chapter for easy reference. New illustrations provide a fresh, reader-friendly design. Self-assessment quizzes are available online, all case-based to follow the NBDH format. Free online access to the Legal and Ethical Decision Making chapter, including an 'asset center' to assist you with clinical skills.

Mein fremdes Leben

Roman

Author: Joshua Ferris

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 364113983X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2099

Ein Leben außer Kontrolle. Paul O’Rourke ist Zahnarzt mit einer gutgehenden Praxis an der Park Avenue in Manhattan. Er liebt das Leben, auch wenn er vielleicht nicht besonders viel damit anzufangen weiß. Doch dann tritt plötzlich ein Fremder im Internet unter O’Rourkes Namen und Beruf auf und bedroht fundamental dessen Identität – nicht nur in den virtuellen Tiefen des Internets, sondern auch im ganz realen Leben. Paul O’Rourke ist ein Mann voller Widersprüche: Er verachtet die Welt der sozialen Medien, ist aber abhängig von seinem iPhone, er ist ein Zahnarzt, der heimlich raucht, ein glühender Fan des Baseballteams der Red Sox, der es nicht ertragen kann, wenn sie gewinnen, und er ist ein Atheist, der Gott nicht ganz aufgeben will. Kurz, der Zahnarzt mit gutgehender Praxis an der Park Avenue in Manhattan liebt zwar das Leben, weiß aber nichts Rechtes damit anzufangen. Als Paul eines Tages feststellt, dass jemand in seinem Namen eine Website, eine Facebook-Seite und einen Twitter-Account eingerichtet hat, verfolgt er mit ohnmächtigem Entsetzen die Entwicklung seines virtuellen Alter Ego. Bald geht es nicht mehr nur um die Verletzung seiner Privatsphäre, sondern um etwas viel Beunruhigenderes: Jemand hat seine Identität gestohlen, und dieser »Online-Paul« beginnt ein Eigenleben zu führen – manchen ist er sogar sympathischer als der echte. Fieberhaft versucht Paul herauszufinden, was der Grund für dieses böse Spiel sein und wer dahinterstecken könnte. Er vernachlässigt dabei nicht nur seine Zahnarztpraxis, sondern gerät immer tiefer in die Abgründe einer digitalen Welt, die zunehmend sein reales Leben und Ich zu dominieren droht. In seinem vielbeachteten Roman »Ins Freie« hat Joshua Ferris das Schicksal eines Mannes beschrieben, der die Kontrolle über sein Leben verliert, weil eine unbeherrschbare Zwangsstörung Besitz von ihm ergreift. In »Mein fremdes Leben« variiert Ferris dieses Thema auf eine noch verstörendere, noch brisantere Weise, indem er zeigt, wie wenig es in unserer modernen Welt bedarf, um unsere gesamte Existenz, unsere ureigenste Identität anzugreifen und in Frage zu stellen.

Implant Dentistry - E-Book

Author: Arun K. Garg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087655

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 1821

Get the practical information you need to add dental implants to your practice! Dr. Arun Garg, a leading dental implant educator, clinician, and researcher, uses a clear, succinct writing style to inform and guide you through the full scope of dental implantology. A patient-focused approach covers surgical templates and techniques, sterilization, pharmacology, bone biology, complications, and more. A robust appendix offers handy information including insurance codes, consent forms, surgical tray set-ups, and food recipes for patients recovering from surgery. A practical yet comprehensive approach covers all aspects of implant dentistry from patient history to post-operative care, with minimal use of jargon, in an easy-to-read format. Outstanding photos help you visualize and understand patient outcomes. An appendix on post-operative instructions includes a unique section on delicious yet recovery-specific recipes.

Dental Materials - E-Book

Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Author: Carol Dixon Hatrick,W. Stephan Eakle,William F. Bird

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291236

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 8808

With this hands-on resource, you will learn the most current methods of placing -- or assisting in the placement -- of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Dental Materials uses step-by-step procedures to show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient’s course of treatment. Expert authors Carol Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, and William F. Bird enhance this edition with four new chapters, along with coverage of newly approved materials and esthetic tools including the latest advances in bleaching and bonding. A new companion Evolve website lets you practice skills with challenging exercises! Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common tasks. Procedural icons indicate specific guidelines or precautions that need to be followed for each procedure. End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your retention of material, with answers provided in an appendix. End-of-chapter case-based discussions provide a real-life application of material covered in the chapter. Clinical tips and precautions emphasize important information, advice, and warnings on the use of materials. Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter, bolded within the chapter, and defined in the glossary. Objectives help you focus on the information to gain from each chapter. Introductions provide an overview of what will be discussed in each chapter. Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find and review key concepts and information. Full-color photos and illustrations show dental materials and demonstrate step-by-step procedures, including new clinical photos of bleaching and bonding. New Dental Ceramics chapter addresses the growth in esthetic dentistry by discussing porcelain crowns, inlays, and veneers and the process of selecting the proper shade. New Dental Amalgam chapter discusses the use of metal — still the most commonly used material in restorative and corrective dentistry. New Casting Alloys, Solders, and Wrought Metal Alloys chapter breaks down specific types of combination metals and the procedures in which they are used. New Dental Implants chapter covers several different types of implants as well as how to instruct patients on hygiene and home care of their implant(s). The Materials Handling section reflects the new Infection Control Environment (ICE) standards and all approved ADA methods for the disposal of surplus materials. A companion Evolve website includes exercises to help you identify images and master procedures, plus competency skill sheets to assess your understanding.

The Administrative Dental Assistant - E-Book

Author: Linda J Gaylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291198

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 2372

Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.

Veterinary Dentistry

Self-Assessment Color Review

Author: Frank Verstraete

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 184076581X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 3765

Dentistry is among the fastest growing areas of small animal practice. In this color review a group of world-renowned experts provide systematic coverage of the subject as randomized self-assessment case presentations in the form of integrated questions, superb illustrations—color photos, imaging diagrams and tables—and detailed explanatory answers. The book is designed to appeal to veterinary students preparing for exams, and to veterinary practitioners in their continuing professional development.

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry

Author: George A. Freedman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323088236

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 3824

Covering both popular and advanced cosmetic procedures, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry enhances your skills in the dental treatments leading to esthetically pleasing restorations. With over 1,600 full-color illustrations, this definitive reference discusses the importance of cariology and caries management, then covers essential topics such as ultraconservative dentistry, color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Popular esthetic treatment options are described in detail, including bleaching or tooth whitening, direct and porcelain veneers, and esthetic inlays and onlays. Coverage of advanced cosmetic procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, and pediatric esthetics, providing a solid understanding of treatments that are less common but can impact patient outcomes. Developed by Dr. George A. Freedman, a renowned leader in the field, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry also allows you to earn Continuing Education credits as you improve your knowledge and skills. Continuing Education credits are available, allowing you to earn one to two CE credits per chapter. Detailed coverage of popular esthetic procedures includes bleaching, direct and porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, posts and cores, porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, zirconium crowns and bridges, and complete dentures. Coverage of advanced procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, pediatric esthetics, and sleep-disordered breathing, providing a solid understanding of less-frequently encountered topics that impact the esthetic treatment plan and outcomes. Coverage of key esthetic dentistry topics and fundamental skills includes cariology and caries management, understanding dental materials, photography, understanding and manipulating of color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Over 1,600 full-color photos and illustrations help to clarify important concepts and techniques, and show treatments from beginning of the case to the final esthetic results. Well-known and respected lead author George A. Freedman is a recognized author, educator, and speaker, and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry. Expert contributors are leading educators and practicing clinicians, including names such as Irvin Smigel (the father of esthetic dentistry), Chuck N. Maragos (the father of contemporary diagnostics), Wayne Halstrom (a pioneer in the area of dental sleep medicine), David Clark (one of the pioneers of the microscope in restorative dentistry and founder the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry), Edward Lynch (elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers), Joseph Massad (creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics), Simon McDonald (founder and CEO of Triodent Ltd, an international dental manufacturing and innovations company), and many more!

Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology

Author: William S. Kroger

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781778022

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 5418

This is a Revised Second Edition of Dr. Kroger's classic work on hypnosis, which describes successful hypnotherapy techniques for a wide range of medical, psychiatric, and dental conditions. Dr. Kroger's work in developing the concept of clinical hypnosis, and making it a part of the science of behavior modification, is generally regarded as the foundation of modern hypnotherapy. This Revised Second Edition features an introduction by Michael Yapko, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in short-term psychotherapy, which places Dr. Kroger's work in contemporary context. A bound-in DVD features two of Dr. Kroger's filmed demonstrations of surgical procedures using hypnosis as anesthesia, one for childbirth and another for thyroid surgery, plus extensive commentary by Michael Yapko, PhD.

Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community - E-Book

Author: Brian A. Burt,Steven A. Eklund

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437725619

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 5818

This great resource presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. The text is logically divided into five parts. Dentistry and the Community deals with the development of the dental and dental hygiene professions, demographics of the public, its use of dental services, and the professional role. Dental Practice covers the structure and financing of dental care, the personnel involved in providing that care, and the emerging field of evidence-based dentistry. The Methods of Oral Epidemiology provides a comprehensive assessment of the epidemiology of oral diseases and the determinants of their distribution in society. The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions gives a detailed presentation of how the common oral diseases are distributed in the community. Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health discusses methods of preventing oral diseases in dental practice and through public health action. Thorough explanations of how to read dental literature help readers understand how to draw their own conclusions from the latest studies. Coverage presents a number of complex problems facing practitioners today regarding access to dental care, and discusses how to solve them by working with public authorities and insurers. Comprehensive coverage of oral disease distribution helps readers to understand trends and risks they will encounter in the field. Material on prevention and control of oral diseases provides important information that all dental practitioners should have. Research designs used in oral epidemology assess the pros and cons of dental indexes available, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the complexities of disease measurement and research. Detailed content on providing dental care to the American public presents a unique opportunity to learn the system of dental care delivery. State-of-the-art coverage of mercury issues offer a balanced view of issues like toxicity, potential hazards, review of evidence, and politics. Ethical guidelines provide a discussion of how ethical principles have evolved over time and the precipitating events that pushed ethical practice into the forefront of health care. Information on the development of dental professions gives readers insight into how these professions originated and their current state. · Content addresses evidence-based dentistry, and how it can and should become part of the everyday clinical life of the practitioner, since staying current is vital to providing excellent patient care. · Discussions of infection control procedures and the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B incorporate new, updated guidelines in dental health care settings released in 2003.

Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder

Author: Karen A. Raposa,Steven P. Perlman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111829324X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 2728

Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder provides a basic understanding of patients with developmental and intellectual disorders and offers help in communicating with and treating with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, learning disabilities, and others. Presents descriptions of most common forms of developmental and intellectual disorders Provides practical methods of caring for patients with these disabilities, including how to guide and model behavior Offers practice management tips to accommodate patients with special needs, particularly those with autism Includes instructions to give caregivers for home oral therapy

Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry

Author: Crispian Scully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702059633

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 8093

This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. Detailed coverage outlines the complete relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment to dentistry – essential knowledge for the whole dental team User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment Clearly written with excellent use of illustrations, the book is an essential, easy to use, reliable source of information Text completely updated and re-organised to increase focus on the more dentally-relevant aspects of medicine and subject areas that have undergone recent change Entries more fully alphabetized to improve access to information Accompanying ‘key points boxes’ highlight the most crucial aspects of specific medical conditions Content peer-reviewed by a specialist Advisory Board to ensure accuracy of information and the inclusion of the latest advances Additional coverage of autoinflammatory disorders, biological response modifiers, craniofacial transplantation, drug reactions, drug-resistant microbial infections, osteonecrosis, and immune reconstitution syndrome Completely new entries such as alternative and complementary medicine, health promotion, men’s issues and occupational health New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites