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Benign and Neoplastic Conditions of the Esophagus, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 42-1
  • March 28, 2013
  • Nicholas J. Shaheen
  • English
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Esophageal diseases are amongst the most common gastrointestinal illnesses encountered by both the gastroenterologist as well as the primary care physician. Gastroesophageal reflux symptoms affect 20% of adult Americans on a weekly or more frequent basis, and Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-cancerous lesion of the distal esophagus associated with chronic GERD, is prevalent in 2-6% of the adult population. Additionally, there have been remarkable advances in the care of esophageal diseases in the last several years, with the development of new imaging modalities, new physiological tests, and promising data emerging with respect to biomarkers for esophageal neoplasia. A relatively new clinical entity, eosinophilic esophagitis, is being characterized in the literature, and the ubiquity of this condition is now recognized. Given the dynamic nature of this area, the strides being made in esophageal diseases, and the importance of these diseases to clinicians practicing both subspecialty and general medicine, a volume dedicated to esophageal diseases is timely and necessary. The goals of this work are to familiarize clinicians with advances in care of patients with esophageal disorders, and to update them on new trends in epidemiology and outcomes of these diseases.

Community Acquired Pneumonia: Controversies and Questions, an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 27-1
  • March 28, 2013
  • Thomas M. File Jr.
  • English
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Pneumonia is the leading cause of death due to infectious disease. This issue of Infectious Disease Clinics, guest edited by Tom File, focuses on the controversies and questions surrounding community-acquired pneumonia, including the potential benefits of identifying biomarkers for management of CAP (which could someday become a part of routine diagnostic testing for CAP), the best therapies for influenza/viral causes of pneumonia (the most common form of the disease in children), and clinical scoring tools to help predict long term outcomes. The issue also discusses how to approach MRSA as a cause of CAP and how to approach the non-responding patient.

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 36-1
  • March 28, 2013
  • Philip R. Muskin + 2 more
  • English
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That patients self-treat for such disorders as anxiety, depression, addictions, sleep disorders, attention deficit, is no surprise among psychiatrists. Hearing from patients, or parents of patients who use alternative therapies on themselves or their children, more scientifically-based facts are needed on non-pharmacologic, non–analysis approaches. The Guest Editors of this issue in Psychiatric Clinics have been using, researching, and analyzing alternative approaches since the 1990s and present a scientifically based presentation of select therapies, such as Nutrients, Herbals, Off-label Medication uses, Mind-Body approaches, Meditation, Hypnosis, Electrotherapy, Light treatments and more. Mechanisms of action, Outcomes, Evidence, and Complications are part of the outline for this material, with intent to provide the most current and the strongest science available.

Sleep and Anesthesia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 8-1
  • March 28, 2013
  • Frances Chung
  • English
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This issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics, Guest Edited by Frances Chung, MBBS FRCPC of the University of Toronto, will focus on Sleep and Neurorehabilitation. Article topics will include Sleep and Anesthesia; Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society; Upper airway, OSA and anesthesia ; Positions, sleep and anesthesia; Sleep Deprivation, OSA and inflammation; Preoperative Screening for OSA; and PAP therapy for perioperative patients.

Placental Pathology, An Issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 6-1
  • March 28, 2013
  • Rebecca Baergen
  • English
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Obstetricical care and the growing number of pregnancies in older women or medically challenged women creates an expanding need for placental pathology that can provide information on neonatal care, risk assessment, and infant and mother outcomes. In the Surgical Pathology Clinics, Essential Gross Examination of the Placenta is presented with an abundance of images along with clear steps in the examination. Also presented are Placenta Accreta and Percreta; Ascending Infection – Acute Chorioamnionitis; Maternal Floor Infarction and Massive Perivillous Fibrin Deposition. Additionally, Umbilical Cord Pathology, Monozygotic Twinning, and Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy, Neonatal Stroke and other sequelae are discussed. Each of the topics presents abundant clinical photos and histology slides supporting diagnosis. Editor Rebecca Baergen, whose specialty areas are fetal pathology, placental pathology, gynecology and perinatal pathology, leads a group of authors who are experts in placental pathology, including her mentor and one of the pioneers in placental and perinatal pathology, Dr. Kurt Benirschke.

Feline Diabetes, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 43-2
  • March 28, 2013
  • Jacquie Rand
  • English
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Guest editor Jacquie Rand highlights important areas in feline diabetes for all small animal practitioners. Topics include pathogenesis and risk factors for diabetes, diet for prevention and management of diabetes, management of diabetic cats with long-acting insulin, management of cats on lente insulin, pancreatitis and diabetes, home glucose monitoring, acromegaly and hyperadrencorticism and feline diabetes, renal disease and diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar syndrome, continuous glucose monitoring, oral hypoglycemic agents, new therapies in humans relevant to cats and much more!

A System of Orthopaedic Medicine

  • 3rd Edition
  • March 27, 2013
  • Ludwig Ombregt
  • English
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Since its first publication, almost two decades ago, A System of Orthopaedic Medicine has proven to be a reliable resource and guide for those clinicians working in the field of orthopaedic medicine who assess and treat the effects of musculoskeletal pain. This third edition remains focused on clinical reasoning and diagnosis, with detailed guidance on palpation of the anatomical structures and the correct performance of each therapeutic technique. Following the ‘System’, the clinician first completes a systematic clinical assessment of the joints involved, and then, after interpreting the results, groups the disorders and conditions into clinical syndromes. Finally, the natural history and the conservative treatment of each condition are discussed accordingly. NEW! Building on the previous edition, A System of Orthopaedic Medicine now comes with access to online resources designed to support and enhance the learning experience of each and every clinician using the book. The new edition has been streamlined for easier access and handling by transferring all the applied anatomy chapters, references, links and other selected chapters onto the online resources. LOG ON TO www.orthopaedicmedicineonline.com TO START YOUR EXPERIENCE AND ACCESS: x100 video clips of examination and treatment techniques (referenced in the book) all the references with access to the abstracts on Medline online only chapters which includes applied anatomy (referenced in the book)

Patient Centered Care in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

  • 1st Edition
  • March 26, 2013
  • Aarthi Ramlaul + 1 more
  • English
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Health investigation and treatment have moved from a clinician-centred approach to a patient-centred approach during the past few decades. Patients are now rightly regarded as empowered and informed users of health services, not passive recipients. Motivated by this philosophical shift, this new book identifies the key issues underpinning the complete delivery of ‘good’ patient care and considers their application in the medical radiation sciences. Taking a UK/European perspective, the authors examine how a holistic approach is related to legislation, human rights and perceived patient needs. Medical imaging and radiotherapy are front line services experienced by vast numbers of patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, including trauma and cancer. The book includes coverage of behavioural science and health psychology together with practical applications such as safe manual handling, infection control and radiation safety. This provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of what contributes to the patient’s experience in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. It also considers other aspects of the patient experience, such as inter-professional team working, disability, communication, clinical procedures and practice.

Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, An Issue of Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 21-1
  • March 26, 2013
  • David A Bitonti
  • English
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Guest Editor David Bitonti has assembled a comprehensive, illustrated review of craniomaxillofacial trauma management. Topics include management of acute trauma, characteristics of ballistic and blast injury, maxillofacial imaging in the trauma patient, soft tissue trauma, wound management and nutrition for optimal wound healing, characterization and management of mandibular fractures, management of midface maxillofacial injuries, occular injuries, triage, and management, triage and management of cranial injuries, otologic injuries, triage and management, and reconstruction of hard and soft tissue defects.

Outcomes Measures in Plastic Surgery, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 40-2
  • March 26, 2013
  • Kevin C. Chung + 1 more
  • English
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Outcomes . . .familiar in medicine fields, but only in recent decades becoming more of an issue for surgeons . . .the highly subspecialized nature of the surgical profession and breadth of procedures along with variance in patient population creates a challenge in achieving useful, informative outcomes. Here, in this issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, the focus is on evidence-based practice and outcomes in plastic surgery, spanning the major areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Outcomes as guidance for the surgeon’s decision regarding approaches and techniques for procedures is the approach. Some of the topics covered are: Measuring Outcomes in Aesthetic Surgery; Measuring Outcomes in Craniofacial and Pediatric Surgery; Measuring Outcomes in Hand Surgery; How to Link Outcomes Data to Quality Initiatives in Plastic Surgery; along with How to Use the Outcomes Questionnaire, Pearls and Pitfalls; among others. Guest Editors Kevin Chung and Andrea Pusic lead this review. Dr. Chung is involved with structuring evidence-based practice and research in hand surgery to derive the best evidence to guide treatment for upper extremity conditions and he developed the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire. Dr Pusic developed the BREAST-Q, which measures satisfaction and quality-of-life outcomes among breast reconstruction patients. Out of the BREAST-Q has come the FACE-Q, which provides a clinically useful patient-reported outcome measure of satisfaction and quality of life following elective surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.