This book is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management in oral medicine and pathology, with each chapter covering a different condition. Presented in an easy to read format, each topic begins with an outline of the disease, classification and a review of the etiology and clinical features, radiological and histological features, investigation methods and management. The pathology sections provide detailed explanations of pathogenesis, supported by numerous illustrations and photomicrographs. Emphasis is placed on developing clinical diagnostic skills, the role of haematological and immunological tests, biopsy and histopathology, imaging and other investigative techniques. ‘Key features’ boxes are included for every topic, as well as self assessment questions and suggestions for further reading. Key points Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management in oral medicine and pathology Emphasis placed on diagnostic skills and investigative techniques Self assessment questions and ‘key features’ boxes included for each topic More than 1300 photographs, diagrams, graphs and tables
An essential guide for AS patients, their loved ones, and physicians who want to discover the research and evidence-based natural options to beat ankylosing spondylitis naturally. Explore the intricacies of ankylosing spondylitis and how it affects the body with someone who actually has AS—bestselling author, naturopath, and natural health expert Dr. Scott A. Johnson.~ Learn the connection linking AS, eating, and gut health and how being armed with this knowledge may help you reduce AS symptoms. ~ Examine evidence-based natural remedies to quiet inflammation, soothe pain, and manage the various complications associated with AS. ~ Discover lifestyle modifications that can ease your suffering. ~ Investigate exercises to preserve back flexibility, strengthen the core, and reduce pain. ~ Realize how you can enjoy a fulfilling and satisfying life despite having AS.
Author: Muhammad Asim Khan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and related diseases called spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are the second most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis after Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Unfortunately, most patients with AS and SpA are either never diagnosed, or they are inadequately treated. The current mean delay in the diagnosis of AS ranges from 5 to 10 years, and the presenting clinical manifestations of these diseases are wide-ranging and heterogeneous, and thus a variety of health care professionals see AS and SpA patients, from primary care physicians to rheumatologists and other medical and surgical specialists. With the availability of newer, highly effective treatments and better methods of musculoskeletal imaging, such as the MRI, there is an urgent need to improve early diagnosis and reduce any inappropriate delay in obtaining effective treatment. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can mitigate the severity of the disease, and make a meaningful difference for patient care and quality of life. The proposed book is designed for specialists and generalists alike, and is intenteded to expedite accurate diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment in order to alleviate unnecessary suffering. Part of the new Oxford American Rheumatology Library series, this pocket-sized book provides practical, evidence-based information for clinicians to aid diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for patients with AS and SpA. The book provides pointers to early diagnosis, prognosis, clinical manifestations, socioeconomic aspects, and disease management. It also provides comprehensive coverage of current treatment options, including the latest biologics, as well as non-drug therapies.
This volume provides data on the uses, dosages, safety and efficacy of 36 of the most popular herbals, including: constituent/composition; medicinal use/indications; pharmacology; dosage ranges; side effects; contraindications; and interactions. It also provides pertinent clinical information on 44 vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and nutritional supplements. In addition, the book offers practical guidelines on both conventional and complementary treatments for 100 common ailments, including signs and symptoms, differential diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, treatment options and references. Multiple indexes enable readers to access the information they need.
Crash Course – your effective everyday study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. Crash Course Quick Reference Guide to Medicine and Surgery is a unique new volume in the series, spanning the core clinical topics across the medical curriculum. It is as useful for your first day as a clinical medical student as it is for preparing for your medical finals and beyond. Presented in a consistent format that is clear, concise and easy to assimilate, it is an essential text for any medical student or junior doctor. Includes the core medicine and surgery that you need for examinations Clear explanations for every common medical condition with an emphasis on the key points A consistent format to allow quick reference for each disease Maintains a focus throughout on questions that commonly appear in the final MBBS examinations Mnemonics, memory aids and figures are included to aid with revision Written by recent graduates together with consultants and experts for each specialty– those closest to what is essential for exam success Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors – to ensure complete accuracy of information Co-written by specialty experts Comes with access to the complete electronic version for enhanced anytime, anywhere access, with seamless real-time integration between devices Written by senior medical students or junior doctors – authors WHO REALLY UNDERSTAND today’s exam situation! Senior Faculty Advisors ensure complete accuracy of the text! Rich artwork programme and other useful aide-mémoires help you remember the key points! Self-Assessment section – fully updated to reflect new curriculum requirements – helps you maximise your grade!
Author: Michael H. Weisman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints as well as other parts of the body, and that can eventually lead, in some patients, to complete fusion of the vertebrae and total rigidity. AS is not a rare health problem, but is in fact found in almost one percent of the US population, typically strikes young people and young families, and in its various forms is probably more common than rheumatoid arthritis. In this invaluable guide, Dr. Michael H. Weisman, one of Americas leading authorities on AS, provides a down-to-earth, crystal-clear guide that is ideal for patients and their family. Dr. Weisman explains what AS is, discusses the genetic background to the disease (including the genes that researchers think may predispose some people to AS), explains how to diagnose the disease early and possibly prevent the later development of debilitating rigidity, the use of MRI for early detection, and much more. The book outlines which medications (such as TNF inhibitors) seem the most promising right now, the various drug side effects, the value of physical therapy, other treatment approaches, and whether surgery can be used to manage the complications of the disease. AS can lead to severe disability, but even those who have a milder form will experience painful flares alternating with periods of remission. Since it is a progressive disease in many patients, it is very important to reach patients as early as possible. This book will arm patients with the vital information they need to combat the disease. Laurie M. Savage, the Executive Director of the Spondylitis Association of America (SSA), the main patient support group world-wide, has written a foreword to the book. In addition, SSA will endorse the book and their logo will appear on the cover.
Author: Norbert Boos, Max Aebi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Spinal disorders are among the most common medical conditions with significant impact on health related quality of life, use of health care resources and socio-economic costs. This is an easily readable teaching tool focusing on fundamentals and basic principles and provides a homogeneous syllabus with a consistent didactic strategy. The chosen didactic concept highlights and repeats core messages throughout the chapters. This textbook, with its appealing layout, will inspire and stimulate the reader for the study of spinal disorders.
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) A logical, step-by-step approach to examination and assessment which helps identify the source of the problem more quickly and surely Fully comprehensive – the entire musculoskeletal system is addressed Summary charts and tables facilitate quick reference and easy revision Multiple illustrations supplement and further clarify the text Differential diagnosis flowcharts summarize the deductive thought sequence which should be followed for each joint examination Access to online resources which include videos of techniques and much more! – www.orthopaedicmedicineonline.com
The most trusted textbook in medicine -- featuring the acclaimed Harrison's multimedia download with 57 additional chapters and exclusive video and tutorials Now presented in TWO VOLUMES As reviwed by JAMA: "With the 18th edition, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine retains its standing as a definitive clinical reference and remains an outstanding foundation for any physician or physician-in-training. In many regards, Harrison’s remains synonymous not just with internal medicine but with medicine in general. The editors of the 18th edition have skillfully balanced tradition with the desire and need for innovation. The result is a book that remains as fundamental to current medical practice as the first edition was in 1949." --JAMA Extensively revised and expanded by the world’s leading physicians, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e continues to set the standard as the pinnacle of current medical knowledge and practice, offering the definitive review of disease mechanisms and management. CURRENT All chapters have been completely updated to reflect the latest knowledge and evidence, and important new chapters have been added, including: "Systems Biology in Health and Disease," "The Human Microbiome," "The Biology of Aging," and "Neuropsychiatric Illnesses in War Veterans." CONNECTED Harrison's covers more global aspects of medicine than any other textbook, and features such chapters as "Global Issues in Medicine," by Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, and Joseph Rhatigan, and new to the 18th edition, "Primary Care in Low and Middle Income Countries." COMPREHENSIVE No other resource delivers coverage of disease mechanisms and management like Harrison's, including world-renowned chapters on HIV/AIDS, STEMI and non-STEMI myocardial infarction, cancer biology, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. The Harrison’s Multimedia Download— Better Than Ever! The Harrison’s multimedia download has been expanded to include an extensive video demonstration of the neurological physical examination, and video tutorials on how to perform essential clinical procedures, including: Thoracentesis Abdominal Paracentesis Endotracheal Intubation Central Venous Catheter Placement 57 additional chapters and more than 2,000 images make the companion download an essential part of every physician's education, practice, and lifelong learning. The download also features PowerPoint presentations from fifty chapters to facilitate classroom lectures, and a free trial subscription to AccessMedicine.com (including Harrison's Online). Harrison’s 18e is proud to present a tribute to longtime editor, Eugene Braunwald, MD for his outstanding and continuing contributions to medical knowledge and practice.
A Simple Guide to Asthma
Author: Bull Eleanor
Publisher: CSF Medical Communications
This volume is a step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to know about the causes of asthma and how it can be prevented and treated.
Master the role and the skills of the physical therapist assistant! Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 4th Edition helps you apply the principles of orthopedic science to physical therapy interventions. First you will learn how to assess flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, and then you’ll become a more valuable PTA by learning the essentials of tissue healing, gait and manual therapy, biomechanics and kinesiology, and the management of orthopedic patients by region and condition. This edition includes a new full-color design and illustrations, and broadens its scope with new chapters on topics such as musculoskeletal imaging and women’s issues related to physical rehabilitation. Written by clinician and educator Robert Manske, along with a team of expert contributors, this text is your complete guide to success in physical therapist assisting! Comprehensive coverage addresses not only core concepts related to orthopedic care, but also includes biomechanics, pharmacology, in-depth reviews of the types of tissue healing, and the PTA's role in physical assessment and interventions. Over 600 illustrations and 75 summary tables reinforce orthopedic concepts and procedures. A focus on critical thinking and application prepares you for the treatment room and for the clinical practicum portions of the curriculum. Review questions at the end of each chapter prepare you for the kind of critical thinking you will be required to do in practice. Key terms and learning objectives begin each chapter, serving as checkpoints for understanding and helping you study effectively for examinations. Glossaries in each chapter make it easy to find definitions of key terminology. Useful appendices provide a quick reference to information such as commonly used medications, fracture eponyms, and reference ranges for lab tests. NEW Differential Diagnosis and Emergent Conditions chapter shows how similar symptoms can mask potentially dangerous pathologies and conditions, and may require re-evaluation by the supervising therapist. NEW Musculoskeletal Imaging chapter explains in basic terms the various types of musculoskeletal imaging used when examining musculoskeletal injuries. NEW Orthopedic Management Concepts Specific to Women chapter covers the issues, pathology, and progression of women’s health issues as they relate to physical rehabilitation. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations add clarity to anatomy and procedural drawings and make it easier to learn important concepts. NEW! Important Concepts highlight useful tips and tricks of patient practice. NEW student resources on the Evolve companion website include critical thinking applications, weblinks to related sites, and references with links to Medline® abstracts.
New from the author of Complete Guide to Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs, e for older Americans. The book details hundreds of symptoms and what they mean and giveslnesses. Illustrated.
This comprehensive guide tells you where and how to obtain the best health-care information available today. You will now be able to make informed, intelligent decisions about proper health care treatment. This unique, all-in-one resource includes descriptions of over 400 organizations and institutions that offer free medical information and assistance - medical, emotional, and sometimes financial - by phone and/or by mail. Many provide 800-number hotlines. Within seconds, you'll know who to contact for the latest and most authoritative information on more than 300 health-related subjects - from cholesterol, diabetes, headaches, and weight loss to cancer, Lyme Disease, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. What's more, you can be sure the information you receive is accurate and up-to-date because only the most credible and distinguished organizations are included in the guide - from government agencies including the National Institutes of Health and The President's Committee on Physical Fitness, and large health organizations such as The American Cancer Society and The American Heart Association... to University Medical School Departments with special expertise in treating specific ailments, and smaller non-profit support groups that provide information and counseling on individual conditions. For each organization, the guide lists its aim or purpose...its publications...the special services it offers...a current address and phone number...and, where available, a toll-free 800 hotline number. Here's a brief sampling of the goldmine of FREE information the guide gives you fast access to hearing tests by telephone...an attractive option for braces...tips on how to beat depression...burn and orthopedic treatment for children...the latest information on AIDS...treatment and care for aging and sun-damaged skin...foot care for older people...tactics for coping with aging parents...data on diagnostic ultrasound imaging in pregnancy...steps for preventing baby bottle tooth decay...recipes and tips for better nutrition during cancer treatment...strategies to make your heart last longer...information on obesity and energy metabolism...and the latest findings, treatments, and issues on hundreds of other health care topics. Plus, this guide offers quick access to information through its easy-to-use alphabetic subject headings and its extensive index.
"This Sourcebook will help readers identify symptoms of major sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleepwalking, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and their treatment options. It describes sleep requirements, sleep changes through the lifespan, sleep medications, and the cost of sleep deprivation to society."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Explains how readers can prevent many illnesses and diseases, induce personal health and well-being, and increase longevity, and outlines prescribed and alternative treatments