Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy

Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy Author Hashimoto's Encephalopathy Sreat Alliance
ISBN-10 1484883098
Year 2013-12
Pages 474
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is the first book ever published about this rare autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's Encephalopathy ("HE") - often referred to as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis ("SREAT") - strikes people of all ages, in all walks of life, and takes a devastating toll on patients and their loved ones. Nevertheless, the disease is poorly understood, and continues to puzzle physicians and researchers around the globe. As a result, patients with HE often remain undiagnosed for months or even years, if they are lucky enough to be diagnosed at all. Here, readers will learn the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and challenges, and treatment options for HE, as well as a discussion of the scientific theories regarding the causes and diagnostic markers of the disease. For clinicians and others interested in reviewing the latest scientific research, the book contains citations and internet links to over 100 scientific articles about HE/SREAT published between 2010 and 2013. At the heart of the book are first-person narratives from 48 HE patients and caregivers in the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia, which provide a never-before-available glimpse into the debilitating effects of HE as told by those who live with the disease day in and day out. Patients describe their symptoms, their struggle to find a diagnosis, and their treatment experiences. The book includes a separate section devoted to the stories of pediatric HE/SREAT patients, as told by their parents. Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy offers a comprehensive picture of HE/SREAT that is helpful for physicians new to the disease yet told in language accessible to the layman. DISCLAIMER: As with all books, Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is not intended to be and should not be considered to constitute medical advice.

Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient

Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient Author Terry Mahan Buttaro
ISBN-10 9781118292853
Year 2012-09-10
Pages 552
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Nursing Care for the Hospitalized Older Patient is a comprehensive, quick-reference resource for registered and advanced practice nurses working with older patients in a hospital setting. Organized in user-friendly format, the book provides vital information on all aspects of hospital care and the full range of health issues encountered by elderly patients. The book is organized into four major sections. The first section provides an overview of the aging patient, including demographics, normal aging changes, and the general impact of hospitalization. The second section covers proper health assessment, providing guidance on history taking and evaluating laboratory values. The third section is the largest part of the book and is made up of short, similarly-structured chapters dedicated to individual clinical issues ranging from burns to depression. These chapters are organized by body system to maximize ease of use. The book concludes with a section on special considerations that cross common clinical areas, such as palliative care, pain management, fall prevention, and discharge planning.

Life After Encephalitis

Life After Encephalitis Author Ava Easton
ISBN-10 9781317538370
Year 2016-02-26
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Encephalitis is a devastating condition whose impact upon people should not be underestimated. It robs people of abilities most of us take for granted, it leaves people without their loved ones, and even in those families where the person affected survives the person they once knew can be dramatically changed. Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis, sharing the rich, insightful, and often powerful, narratives of survivors and family members. It shows how listening to patient and family narratives can help us to understand how they make sense of what has happened to them, and also help professionals better understand and engage with them in practice. The book will also be useful for considering narratives associated with brain injuries from other causes, for example traumatic brain injury. Life After Encephalitis will appeal to a wide range of professionals working in rehabilitation settings, and also to and survivors of encephalitis, their families, and carers.

SRB s Manual of Surgery

SRB s Manual of Surgery Author Sriram Bhat M
ISBN-10 9789351524168
Year 2016-06-30
Pages 1274
Language en
Publisher JP Medical Ltd
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Fully revised, new edition providing complete overview of surgical procedures for undergraduate students. The comprehensive text of nearly 1300 pages is enhanced by more than 3000 clinical photographs. Previous edition published in 2012.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment Author Erica F. Verrillo
ISBN-10 0312180667
Year 1998-02-15
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Offers a combination of self-help information, personal histories from sufferers, and a dictionary of symptoms and treatments to help those diagnosed with this ailment

Emergency Medicine Secrets

Emergency Medicine Secrets Author Vincent J. Markovchick
ISBN-10 9780323355162
Year 2016-01-12
Pages 752
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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For 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. The 6th Edition of Emergency Medicine Secrets, by Drs. Vincent J. Markovchick, Peter T. Pons, Katherine M. Bakes, and Jennie A. Buchanan, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, mnemonics, tables, and an informal tone - making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable. Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice. The proven Secrets® format gives you the most return for your study time - concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective. Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime. NEW: Expert Consult access features online, interactive multiple choice questions for every chapter, perfect for self-assessment. Thorough updates keep you current with what's new in emergency medicine.

Agroecology

Agroecology Author Stephen R. Gliessman
ISBN-10 9781498728461
Year 2014-12-09
Pages 405
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability in all of its components: agricultural, ecological, economic, social, cultural, and even political. It presents a case for food system change and why the current industrial model of food production and distribution is not sustainable. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on animal production and social change in food systems Updated case studies, references, websites, and new research Emphasis on how climate change impacts agriculture Greater focus on health issues related to food The book begins with a focus on the key ecological factors and resources that impact agricultural plants and animals as individual organisms. It then examines all of the components of agroecosystem complexity, from genetics to landscapes and explores the transition process for achieving sustainability and indicators of progress. The book then delves into power and control of food systems by agribusiness, and the need to develop a new paradigm that moves beyond production and explores issues of food justice, equity, food security and sovereignty. The book concludes with a call to action so that research and education can link together for transformative change in our food systems. Groundbreaking in its first edition, respected in its second edition, this third edition of this standard textbook has evolved along with the field. Written by an expert with more than 40 years of experience, the third edition begins with a strong ecological foundation for farming practices and ends with all of us thinking about the critical importance of transitioning to a new paradigm for food and agriculture, and what this means for our future.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma Author John Varga
ISBN-10 9783319314075
Year 2016-11-07
Pages 743
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Comprised of the authoritative work of international experts, this fully-updated second edition of Scleroderma builds upon the well-regarded approach in the first edition to provide integrated, concise, and up-to-date synthesis of current concepts of pathogenesis and modern approaches to management of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). With a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care, this book is easily accessible for health care professionals in many fields. The new edition includes extensive updated material based on major developments in the field, with new chapters on personalized medicine, cancer complications, global perspectives on scleroderma, and more. It presents a succinct and thoughtful synthesis of current pathomechanistic concepts, providing a valuable reference tool for basic and translational investigators working in the field. Scleroderma: From Pathogenesis to Comprehensive Management serves as an essential, all-inclusive resource for rheumatologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists and all those involved in the care of scleroderma patients.

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine Author Sabine Oertelt-Prigione
ISBN-10 0857298321
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This book is a concise, easy to read professional text with a focus on practical aspects. All chapters include tables on sex/gender differences in symptoms and management and a series of suggestions to the novice in the field. Chapters are specialty-specific. The focus is not on women’s health, but the presentation of differences in clinical symptoms, management and outcomes in women and men. Gender Medicine strives to employ the knowledge about these differences to improve diagnosis, better understand pathogenesis and advance patient-oriented therapy.

Medical Secrets

Medical Secrets Author Mary P. Harward
ISBN-10 9780323081658
Year 2011-06-09
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Medical Secrets is an easy-to-read, best-selling volume in the Secrets Series®, perfect for use in clerkships, for board prep, or as a handy clinical reference. Mary P. Harward, MD presents core medical knowledge in the trusted question-and-answer format to help you better meet the challenges you face every day. Prepare effectively with the proven question-and-answer format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®. Master all common conditions and their treatments. Identify key facts and secrets using the "Top 100 Secrets" section. Review material quickly thanks to bulleted lists, tables, and short answers. Apply pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" from experts in the field. Stay current on the latest standards in medical care thanks to extensive updates, including new chapters on Medical Ethics, Vascular Medicine, and Palliative Medicine. Get the latest key information at a glance with over 30 new tables and several new figures. Consult the book wherever you go thanks to the portable size that fits in your lab coat pocket. Find information easily using the two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and a highly detailed index.

Wheat Belly

Wheat Belly Author William Davis
ISBN-10 9781609617417
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Now includes a sneak peek of Undoctored--the new book from Dr. Davis! A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It's due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch. After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic--and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as "wheat"--and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

Cerebellar Disorders

Cerebellar Disorders Author Mario Ubaldo Manto
ISBN-10 9780521878135
Year 2010-03-25
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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"This book on cerebellar disorders begins with our current understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cerebellum, and then dives into the diagnosis and treatment of the many different disorders. As virtually all pathological processes can affect the cerebellum, the book actually covers much of neurology. Dr. Manto has been devoted to the study of the cerebellum in his career. His contributions are numerous in many areas, and his enthusiasm led him to found and edit the journal, The Cerebellum, which has rapidly become quite distinguished with an impact factor approaching 4. When dealing with the different disorders, the book approaches the patient in multiple ways. What is the differential diagnosis by age or by pathologic entity? What is the differential diagnosis for recessive, dominant, or X-linked disorders? What laboratory tests should be done to clarify the situation? What scales can be used to quantify the disorder? And then, what can be done for treatment? There is no reason to take a dimview of treatment when the possibilities are taken as a whole for all the ataxias"--Provided by publisher.

500 Single Best Answers in Medicine

500 Single Best Answers in Medicine Author Sukhpreet Singh Dubb
ISBN-10 9781444149807
Year 2011-08-26
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Single Best Answer (SBA) examinations are an increasingly popular means of testing medical students and those undertaking postgraduate qualifications in a number of subject areas. Written by a final year medical student, junior doctors and experienced clinicians, 500 Single Best Answers in Medicine provides invaluable guidance from authors who understand from personal experience that detailed and accurate explanations are the key to successful revision. This book presents 500 SBA-style questions arranged by specialty area as well as a practice exam of random questions. A clear discussion of how the correct answer was reached and other options ruled out for every question is given at the end of each section, making this book an excellent learning aid during all stages of clinical studies, and particularly while preparing for medical finals.

Harrison s Nephrology and Acid Base Disorders 2e

Harrison s Nephrology and Acid Base Disorders  2e Author J. Larry Jameson
ISBN-10 9780071814973
Year 2013-03-22
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Nephrology and Acid-Base Disorders – as only Harrison’s can cover it Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to kidney function that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation. Features Sections that reflect the scope of nephrology: Introduction to the Renal System; Alterations of Renal Function and Electrolytes; Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Renal Failure; Glomerular and Tubular Disorders; Renal Vascular Disease; Urinary Tract Infections and Obstruction; and Cancer of the Kidney and Urinary Tract Complete coverage of a broad spectrum of topics, including acid-base and electrolyte disorders, vascular injury to the kidney, and specific diseases of the kidney Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management 41 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e 22 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of nephrology and acid-base disorders Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

Davidson s Principles and Practice of Medicine

Davidson s Principles and Practice of Medicine Author Brian R. Walker
ISBN-10 9780702051036
Year 2013-12-06
Pages 1392
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Today’s readers rely on this beautifully illustrated text to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise and yet easy to read. Davidson’s provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. The book has won numerous prizes including being highly commended in the British Medical Association book awards. Davidson’s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson’s remains one of the world’s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine. The underlying principles of medicine are described concisely in the first part of the book, and the detailed practice of medicine within each sub-specialty is described in later system-based chapters. Most chapters begin with a two-page overview of the important elements of the clinical examination, including a manikin to illustrate the key steps in the examination of the relevant system. A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the ‘Presenting Problems’ sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease. The text is extensively illustrated, with over 1000 diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiology and pathology images. 1350 text boxes present information in a way suitable for revision, including 150 clinical evidence boxes summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and 65 ’In Old Age’ boxes highlighting important aspects of medical practice in the older population. A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively as part of the online access to the whole book on the StudentConsult platform. Access over 500 self-testing questions with answers linked to the book’s content for further reading. The text uses both SI and non-SI units to make it suitable for readers throughout the globe. A new chapter specifically on Stroke Disease recognises the emergence of Stroke Medicine as a distinct clinical and academic discipline. A rationalisation of the 1350 boxes used throughout the book gives a simpler and clearer presentation of the various categories. New ‘In Adolescence’ boxes recognise the fact that many chronic disorders begin in childhood and become the responsibility of physicians practising adult medicine. These boxes acknowledge the overlap ‘transitional’ phase and highlight the key points of importance when looking after young people. The regular introduction of new authors and editors maintains the freshness of each new edition. On this occasion Dr Ian Penman has joined the editorial team and 18 new authors bring new experience and ideas to the content and presentation of the textbook. An expanded International Advisory Board of 38 members includes new members from several different countries.