Arranged to contain key elements of the main text, such as differential diagnosis and therapy, this quick reference pocket guide is an essential supplement to the text and serves as an ideal study aid.
Cutaneous Melanoma: A Pocket Guide for Diagnosis and Management serves as an easy-to-consult, short, and schematic reference providing guidelines for diagnosing and managing melanoma in the context of various clinical scenarios. In the daily routine of a busy clinician, there is a need for schematic reference tools that allow quick consultation for immediate decisions. Melanoma is a deadly disease that should be promptly managed following precise and evidence-based guidelines. The guide contains many schematics and figures, vastly outnumbering the pages dedicated to text. This guide follows the sequence of a real clinical setting, going from the first screening visit to the final stages of terminal patients. Provides a quick-access resource for diagnosis and treatment of melanoma patients at all stages Includes succinct guidelines, schematics, and figures for busy clinicians Concludes with a section addressing special clinical situations, including melanoma in pregnancy, pediatric melanoma, familial melanoma and MPM, atypical Spitz tumor, occult primary melanoma, and the histopathologic gray zone
Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology, by Dr. June K. Robinson et al, will help you put the latest medical and cosmetic surgical procedures to work in your practice. Taking a surgeon’s eye view, it discusses and illustrates new procedures such as botulinum toxin treatments and tumescent facelifts so you can provide your patients with the most effective, cutting-edge care. Videos online show you how to perform these in-depth surgical procedures in detail. Improve surgical outcomes and avoid pitfalls with expert, evidence-based guidance. Visualize every technique and concept with more than 1,000 full-color photographs and state-of-the-art drawings. Stay on the cutting edge with in-depth step-by-step descriptions of tumescent vertical vector facelifts, blepharoplasty, composite grafts, Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation, management of dysplastic nevi and melanoma, and more. Master the newest surgical techniques including botulinum toxin treatments, blepharoplasty, tumescent facelifts, soft tissue augmentation, composite grafts and the management of dysplastic nevi and melanoma.
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive, widely used diagnostic tool that aids the diagnosis of skin lesions and is proven to increase the accuracy of melanoma diagnosis. This book is a concise guide to dermoscopy for clinicians. Beginning with an overview of dermoscopy techniques the next chapter discusses the correlation between dermoscopic structures and histopathology. The following sections cover structures and patterns of lesions, neoplasms and melanomas found in different anatomical sites, including facial skin, palms and soles, nails, and mucosal surfaces. Infestations, inflammatory diseases and hair disorders are also discussed. The final chapters cover the Triage Amalgamated Dermoscopy Algorithm (TADA), and provide flow charts for easy reference. Edited by Miami and New York-based specialists, this practical guide is enhanced by clinical photographs and illustrations. Key points Practical guide to dermoscopy for clinicians Covers lesions, neoplasms and melanomas in different anatomical sites Includes flow charts for easy reference Edited by Miami and New York-based experts in the field
This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
Pocket Guide to Bacterial Infections provides information pertinent to the behaviour of bacterial cells during their interactions with different cell types of multiple host systems. This book will present the role of various bacterial pathogens affecting the host system. The book is to be organized flexibly so that chapters and topics are arranged with continuity from the former chapters. Each chapter has been made as self-contained as possible to promote this flexibility. This book will discuss each of the virulence properties of the bacteria with reference to their interacting hosts in a larger perspective. Kwey selling features: Summarizes the role various bacterial pahtogens affect the host system Reviews recent advances for combating different types of bacterial infections that infect different body parts Designed as an effective teaching and research tool providing up to date information on bacterial infections Defines important terms Written in a readable and direct writing style
This pocket guide presents more than 500 surgical procedures! State-of-the-art revisions familiarize the reader with new standards of excellence for care of the surgical patient in the perioperative environment. For each procedure, you’ll find a definition, discussion, description of the surgery, preparation of the patient, skin preparation, draping technique, instrumentation, supplies, and special notes pertinent to that surgery.
The complete "how-to" poison management resource - depend on it to stay totally current and well informed! Goldfrank's TOXICOLOGIC EMERGENCIES, 7th Edition, delivers a goldmine of information on virtually all aspects of medical toxicology. No space is wasted-even the inside of the front and back covers provides you with essential information in easy-to-read table form. Before you've even turned a page, you'll have immediate access to such valuable data as vital signs by age group, common drug and toxin-induced vital sign changes, common toxicology laboratory values and more. And if you think the inside covers are helpful, just wait until you see what the text itself has to offer. Organized into four convenient sections, TOXICOLOGIC EMERGENCIES comprehensively covers: * General principles and techniques: how to manage the poisoned or overdosed patient, what techniques effectively eliminate toxins, which imaging studies are most useful in toxicologic emergencies, how to identify nontoxic exposures, and more * The biomedical and molecular basis of medical toxicology: how toxins affect neurotransmission, clear explanations of the principles and mathematics behind pharmacokinetics, how toxins disrupt metabolic processes, causes of metabolic alkalosis, and much more * The organ system approach to medical toxicology: how toxins affect vital signs, body temperature, blood pressure, and organs and systems throughout the body * Medical toxicology from a clinical perspective: a close-up look at more than 70 categories of toxins, featuring informative case studies as well as signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, pathophysiology, and in-depth patient management guidelines
Annotation A concise and easy-to-use guide on dermatologic therapies. Provides health care professionals with a working knowledge of the vast array of drugs available for treatment. Features an alphabetical listing of therapeutics, inclusion of over 75 diseases, and over 100 dermatologic with contraindications and side-effects all cross-referenced to generic name.
With all of the cultural and ethnic information that could affect patient and family care, POCKET GUIDE TO CULTURAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 4th Edition is the perfect portable yet complete reference. This guide discusses the clinical implications of ethnic populations from over 170 countries with a wealth of information on each—from languages spoken to health care beliefs and practices to eye contact. Ideal for everyday use, this handbook is the most comprehensive and portable resource on the market for patient care. Alphabetically organized by country with all sections presented consistently to give you quick access to important cultural information. Presents comprehensive content on all cultural aspects that affect patient assessment. Includes brief descriptions of each country’s topography and provides maps to illustrate potential environmental etiologies of an illness. Updated international childhood immunization schedules and the latest information from the World Health Organization provide the most up-to-date healthcare standards from around the world. Extensive bibliographies give you resources for further information. A streamlined and concise format with thumb tabs dividing each section makes this pocket guide the perfect quick reference tool. Thoroughly updated content includes new country names and their demographics, patient data, health care practices, and other cultural implications that affect care of today’s culturally diverse patient population. New international contributors bring together a wealth of information on the specifics of care for patients from over 170 countries. Includes more historical and political information for each country to provide current background information. Increased emphasis on how a population appears in the worldview and how their religion affect decision-making gives you a fuller perspective on each country’s culture. More information on naturalistic healing and practices helps you treat patients from a variety of backgrounds.
The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
Including a Directory of Practicing Physicians in the United States of America, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Central America : Lists of Practitioners of the Specialties and Alphabetical Index of All Physicians in North America : Also Directories Respectively of Medical Officers of the U.S. Army and Navy, Medical Societies, Medical Colleges, Medical Laws and Boards, Medical Publications (books and Periodicals), Hospitals and Sanitariums, Mineral Springs, Drugs and Medicines, Medical and Surgical Products, Maufacturers, Life Insurance Companies, Etc
Make sure you can identify the many different types of surgical instruments! Surgical Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 4th Edition is a quick "go-to" source for information on over 160 of the most commonly used surgical instruments. Each two-page spread features full-color photos of an instrument and its tip (if applicable), and then describes how it is used, its common variations, and any alternative names. Written by Maryann Papanier Wells, this compact, durable reference is easy to keep with you at all times. With instruments alphabetized within each major instrument class, locating specific information has never been easier! Two-page spreads show a single instrument, its tip (if applicable), name, uses in surgery, varieties, and any alternative names. Instruments are organized alphabetically within 12 major categories for quick and easy reference. Commonly used instrument sets are described in the last chapter, providing everything you need in preparing for most major procedures. Instrument at-a-glance view and spiral binding make this an ideal flashcard-style study tool. Surgical Power Tools chapter covers drills, saws, and other basic powered devices commonly used in surgical suites. Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments chapter includes the leading robotic system and shows the most common instrument tips used to interface with the robot. Full-color photographs make it easier to distinguish between different metal-types for each instrument. Over 135 photos of instrument tips help you identify the various types. A definition of instrument class opens each chapter and is followed by a description of what the instruments are used for and how they are used.