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Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics

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Clinical biochemistry : an illustrated colour text / Michael Murphy, Rajeev Srivastava, Kevin Deans.  

This comprehensively revised edition of Clinical Biochemistry offers essential reading for today's students of medicine and other health science disciplines – indeed, anyone who requires a concise, practical introduction to the subject.

Cardiology

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Arrhythmia essentials / Brian Olshansky, Mina K. Chung, Steven M. Pogwizd, Nora Goldschlager.  

Concise, compact, fully-illustrated and easy to read, Arrhythmia Essentials, 2nd Edition provides detailed, practical information on recognizing and treating heart rhythm disturbances for clinicians with any level of expertise. The author team, led by renowned authority in cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Brian Olshansky, guides you skillfully through the different types of arrhythmias and how they present on ECGs. You’ll find specific examples of each arrhythmia, numerous algorithms to facilitate an approach to arrhythmia diagnosis and management, updates on medical therapy, and indications for implantable rhythm management devices and ablation – all in a convenient, softcover volume that’s perfect for on-the-go reference.

  • conditions, clinical symptoms/presentations, and management.
  • Includes numerous therapy/guideline tables and treatment algorithms.
  • Offers new coverage of managing arrhythmias during pregnancy and expanded information on athletes and arrhythmias.
  • Incorporates recommendations based on recent published guidelines.
  • New! Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Netter’s cardiology / edited by George A. Stouffer, Marschall S. Runge, Cam Patterson, Joseph S. Rossi illustrations by Frank H. Netter contributing illustrations, Carlos A.G. Machado [and 6 others].  

Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Vascular and endovascular surgery / edited by Ian Loftus, Robert J Hinchcliffe.  

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate.

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.

Vascular surgery is developing at a rapid pace, especially in the field of medical therapy and endovascular interventions. This new edition aims to put these developments into context, and give a balanced view with regard to technological advances and more traditional techniques. Vascular and endovascular practitioners will find this a very useful resource in their day to day clinical practice.

Communicable Diseases

Dermatology

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Dermatopathology / edited by Dirk M. Elston, Tammie Ferringer with Christine J. Ko [and four others].  

Offering a unique combination of expert online lectures, vast image collections both in print and online, and an easy-to-use print atlas, Dermatopathology, 3rd Edition, helps you master the complexities of this challenging and fast-changing subspecialty. Dr. Elston and his colleagues make dermatopathology easier to understand, leading you to efficient, accurate diagnoses of the most important common dermatologic findings seen in practice.

  • Covers the essentials of dermatopathology using an enjoyable, easily understood approach and a consistent chapter template that includes key points and pearls.
  • Features 27 lectures and 2,000 high-quality slides online – more than 8 hours of targeted teaching that take you through the must-know elements of each topic in a dynamic, engaging manner.
  • Offers extensive, visually stunning image atlases both in print and online, including an extensive infectious disease atlas with 2,500 slides, a soft tissue tumor atlas with 300 images, a lymphoma atlas, and more.
  • Includes abundant high-resolution histopathology examples with labels and pointers highlighting key aspects of each slide, providing additional clarity.
  • The text has been expanded by over 70 pages in print, with over 130 new images, and 50 newer entities ranging from cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy to EBV+ mucocutaneous ulcer.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Gastroenterology

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Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery / edited by Rowan W. Parks.  

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate.

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.

This edition of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery includes new chapters on pancreas, islet and liver transplantation. The text includes new treatment options such as radioembolization, antiangiogenics and ALPPS, the latest guidelines on HCC and colorectal liver metastases management with recent evidence on treatment of biliary tract cancer, pancreatic cystic lesions and complicated acute pancreatitis. Over half of the chapters have been re-written by new authors thus ensuring that this edition is fresh, relevant and incorporates the latest developments and most up-to-date evidence base.

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Oesophagogastric surgery / edited by S. Michael Griffin, Peter J. Lamb.  

Oesophagogastric Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate.

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.

This new Sixth Edition includes contributions from a number of world renowned authors which reflects the global nature of oesophagogastric surgery. In particular, to reflect the increasing role of bariatric surgery, there are three new chapters covering obesity, bariatric surgical procedures, and the follow up and outcomes of bariatric surgery. Other chapters have been extensively revised by world experts and include up to date evidence and advances in the assessment, management, and treatment of oesophagogastric disease.

Gynecology

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Breast surgery / edited by J. Michael Dixon, Matthew D. Barber.  

Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate.

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.

This new edition of Breast Surgery has a revised structure that better reflects the patient pathway through the breast service. New authors have brought new insights into rapidly evolving areas including more sophisticated breast assessment, the increasing options for breast conservation using oncoplastic techniques, and primary medical therapy. An emphasis on patient assessment and surgical techniques are the cornerstone of this revised edition.

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Principles of gynecologic oncology surgery / [edited by] Pedro T. Ramirez, Michael Frumovitz, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum.  

With an emphasis on a practical, “how-to” approach, this comprehensive text addresses the most important and commonly performed procedures in gynecologic oncology surgery today. Written by leaders in the field, Principles of Gynecologic Oncology Surgery clearly describes the critical steps for each procedure, provides up-to-date information on the recent literature, and includes high-quality illustrations of anatomy and technique.

  • Covers hot topics such as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), sentinel lymph node mapping, and minimally invasive surgery (robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and single site surgery).
  • Includes expert coverage of reconstructive surgery, colorectal surgery, urology, and vascular surgery, each written by surgeon leaders in that particular field.
  • Addresses the diagnosis, management and prevention of surgical complications.
  • Features videos online that guide you through a multitude of procedures, including abdominal exploration using laparoscopy for evaluation of cytoreduction in advanced ovarian cancer, laparoscopic hysterectomies with sentinel lymph node mapping, radical hysterectomy, robotic radical trachelectomy, and more.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, Q&As, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Health Care Management

Medical Humanities, History, Writing

Medicine, Health Professions

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Achieving rural health equity and well-being : proceedings of a workshop / Steve Olson and Karen M. Anderson, rapporteurs Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.  

Rural counties make up about 80 percent of the land area of the United States, but they contain less than 20 percent of the U.S. population. The relative sparseness of the population in rural areas is one of many factors that influence the health and well-being of rural Americans. Rural areas have histories, economies, and cultures that differ from those of cities and from one rural area to another. Understanding these differences is critical to taking steps to improve health and well-being in rural areas and to reduce health disparities among rural populations. To explore the impacts of economic, demographic, and social issues in rural communities and to learn about asset-based approaches to addressing the associated challenges, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop on June 13, 2017. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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Next generation of biomedical and behavioral sciences researchers : breaking through / Ronald Daniels and Lida Beninson, editors Committee on the Next Generation Initiative, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Policy and Global Affairs a consensus study report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine  

Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has developed the world’s preeminent system for biomedical research, one that has given rise to revolutionary medical advances as well as a dynamic and innovative business sector generating high-quality jobs and powering economic output and exports for the U.S. economy. However, there is a growing concern that the biomedical research enterprise is beset by several core challenges that undercut its vitality, promise, and productivity and that could diminish its critical role in the nation’s health and innovation in the biomedical industry.

Among the most salient of these challenges is the gulf between the burgeoning number of scientists qualified to participate in this system as academic researchers and the elusive opportunities to establish long-term research careers in academia. The patchwork of measures to address the challenges facing young scientists that has emerged over the years has allowed the U.S. biomedical enterprise to continue to make significant scientific and medical advances. These measures, however, have not resolved the structural vulnerabilities in the system, and in some cases come at a great opportunity cost for young scientists. These unresolved issues could diminish the nation’s ability to recruit the best minds from all sectors of the U.S. population to careers in biomedical research and raise concerns about a system that may favor increasingly conservative research proposals over high-risk, innovative ideas.

The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through evaluates the factors that influence transitions into independent research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and offers recommendations to improve those transitions. These recommendations chart a path to a biomedical research enterprise that is competitive, rigorous, fair, dynamic, and can attract the best minds from across the country.

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Physician-assisted death : scanning the landscape : proceedings of a workshop / Rebecca A. English, Catharyn T. Liverman, Caroline M. Cilio, and Joe Alper, rapporteurs Board on Health Sciences Policy, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.  

The question of whether and under what circumstances terminally ill patients should be able to access life-ending medications with the aid of a physician is receiving increasing attention as a matter of public opinion and of public policy. Ethicists, clinicians, patients, and their families debate whether physician-assisted death ought to be a legal option for patients. While public opinion is divided and public policy debates include moral, ethical, and policy considerations, a demand for physician-assisted death persists among some patients, and the inconsistent legal terrain leaves a number of questions and challenges for health care providers to navigate when presented with patients considering or requesting physician-assisted death.

To discuss what is known and not known empirically about the practice of physician-assisted death, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a 2-day workshop in Washington, DC, on February 12—13, 2018. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Microbiology, Immunology

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Medical microbiology : a guide to microbial infections : pathogenesis, immunity, laboratory investigation and control / edited by Michael R. Barer, Will Irving, Andrew Swann, Nelun Perera.  

Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and their impact on health and wellbeing. In spite of the introduction of many antimicrobial agents and immunisations, we continue to face major challenges in combatting infection, not least the gathering crisis in antimicrobial resistance.

Now in a fully revised and updated 19th edition, Medical Microbiology provides comprehensive coverage of infection from the microbial perspective, combining a clear introduction to key principles with a focus explicitly geared to modern clinical practice. It provides ideal coverage for medical and biomedical students – with ‘Key Points’ boxes throughout to highlight the essentials – and sufficient detail to also inform specialists in training.

Building on the success of previous editions, updates in Medical Microbiology 19e include:

  • New and expanded coverage of hot topics and emerging areas important to clinical practice, including:
    • Genomics
    • The Human Microbiome
    • Direct acting antiviral agents for the treatment of HCV infection
    • Molecular methods in diagnostic microbiology
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • A new and improved downloadable eBook (from studentconsult) for anytime access to the complete contents plus BONUS interactive learning materials:
    • Clinical cases – to introduce how patients with infections present and help relate key principles to practice
    • MCQs for each chapter – to check understanding and aid exam preparation

Neurology

Non-Medical Titles

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Complex disorders in pediatric psychiatry : a clinician’s guide / [edited by] David Driver, Shari S. Thomas.  

Get a quick, expert overview of complex childhood psychiatric disorders from Drs. David I. Driver and Shari Thomas of Healthy Foundations Group. This practical resource presents a summary of today’s current knowledge and best approaches to topics from gender dysphoria to childhood onset schizophrenia and other complex psychiatric disorders.

  • Comprehensive guide for any professional working with children.
  • Consolidates today’s evidence-based information on complex childhood psychiatric disorders into one convenient resource.
  • Provides must-know information on evaluation and management.
  • Covers a range of psychiatric disorders of children including psychosis, autoimmune encephalitides, delirium, concussions, ADHD, irritability, sleep disorders, and eating disorders.

Nursing

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Quality and safety for transformational nursing : core competencies / Kim Siarkowski Amer.  

QUALITY AND SAFETY FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL NURSING: CORE COMPETENCIES helps nurses become leaders in providing safer, higher-quality care. Thorough and up-to-date, it reflects best practices identified by AACN, Institute of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. Coverage includes: quality theory, philosophies, and models; strategies for improvement, innovation, empowering nurses, and driving change; using metrics and technology; Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCSB); and much more. Key concepts are illuminating through case studies, clear objectives, Best Evidence boxes, and other proven pedagogical features.

Nutrition

Obstetrics

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Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) : applied genomics in prenatal screening and diagnosis / edited by Lieve Page-Christiaens, Hanns-Georg Klein.  

Since its introduction in 2012, cell-free (cf) DNA based Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) has been employed to test for fetal chromosome abnormalities, and gene mutations that lead to a variety of genetic conditions, by millions of pregnant women, in more than 90 countries worldwide. With Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): Applied Genomics in Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis, Dr Lieve Page-Christiaens and Dr Hanns-Georg Klein have compiled the first authoritative volume on cfDNA NIPT methods and their clinical implementation.

  • Provides a thorough, practical examination of the history of NIPT, NIPT laboratory techniques and bioinformatics, NIPT screening and diagnostics for a wide range of disorders and birth defects
  • Presents leading, international experts who discuss the application of NIPT in early screening for common aneuploidies, fetal chromosome anomalies, autosomal trisomies, fetal blood group typing, and maternal constitutional and acquired copy number variants
  • Includes full color imagery that enhances concept illustration, along with detailed descriptions of the benefits (and limitations) of NIPT
  • Offers clinicians, researchers, genetic counselors and reproductive specialists of all kinds the required background information, methodologies and essential patient counseling techniques

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal System, Plastic Surgery

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Skull base imaging / [edited by] Vincent Chong.  

Use today’s latest technology and methods to optimize imaging of complex skull base anatomy. This practical reference offers expert guidance on accurate preoperative lesion localization and the evaluation of its relationship with adjacent neurovascular structures.

  • Features a wealth of information for radiologists and surgeons on current CT and MR imaging as they relate to skull base anatomy.
  • Covers localizing skull base lesions, reaching the appropriate differential diagnosis, and deciding which surgical approach is best.
  • Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this challenging area into one convenient resource.

Pathology, Oncology

Pediatrics

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Complex disorders in pediatric psychiatry : a clinician’s guide / [edited by] David Driver, Shari S. Thomas.  

Get a quick, expert overview of complex childhood psychiatric disorders from Drs. David I. Driver, and Shari Thomas, of Healthy Foundations Group.

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Gastroenterology and nutrition : neonatology questions and controversies / [edited by] Josef Neu, Brenda Poindexter consulting editor Richard A. Polin.  

Dr. Richard Polin’s Neonatology Questions and Controversies series highlights the most challenging aspects of neonatal care, offering trustworthy guidance on up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options in the field. In each volume, renowned experts address the clinical problems of greatest concern to today’s practitioners, helping you handle difficult practice issues and provide optimal, evidence-based care to every patient.

  • Stay fully up to date in this fast-changing field with Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3rd Edition.
  • Emerging knowledge about the basic developmental physiology of upper intestinal motility as it relates to reflux and feeding tolerance, and immaturities in motility by altering composition of feedings and pharmacologic means.
  • New content on genetics and pharmacology, the role of inflammation in systemic diseases in other organs as well as necrotizing enterocolitis, optimizing administration of lipids to preterm infants, and administering lipids to infants who are at high risk for complications secondary to suboptimal lipid therapies.
  • Current coverage of the composition of human milk and clinical trials that address the efficacy of donor milk in comparison to formula and own mother’s milk.
  • Consistent chapter organization to help you find information quickly and easily.
  • The most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who share their knowledge of new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 7-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles!

Gastroenterology and Nutrition Hematology, Immunology and Genetics Hemodynamics and Cardiology Infectious Disease and Pharmacology New Volume! Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology Neurology The Newborn Lung

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Hematology, immunology, and genetics / [edited by] Robin K. Ohls, Akhil Maheshwari.  

Dr. Richard Polin’s Neonatology Questions and Controversies series highlights the most challenging aspects of neonatal care, offering trustworthy guidance on up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options in the field. In each volume, renowned experts address the clinical problems of greatest concern to today’s practitioners, helping you handle difficult practice issues and provide optimal, evidence-based care to every patient.

  • Stay fully up to date in this fast-changing field with Hematology, Immunology and Genetics, 3rd Edition.
  • The most current clinical information, including new coverage of exome sequencing, properties of donor milk, necrotizing enterocolitis and nutrition, thrombocytopenia in neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis, early diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency, and newborn screening.
  • New content on the genetic basis for neonatal disorders, new strategies for genetic diagnosis (such as whole exome sequencing and microarrays), antenatal genetic testing, and ethical dilemmas and genetic counselling.
  • Current coverage of using new complete blood count (CBC) parameters to help guide neonatal care, neonatal neuroprotection, and differentiating hemolytic from non-hemolytic neonatal jaundice.
  • Consistent chapter organization to help you find information quickly and easily.
  • The most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who share their knowledge of new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 7-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles! Gastroenterology and Nutrition Hematology, Immunology and Genetics Hemodynamics and Cardiology Infectious Disease and Pharmacology New Volume! Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology Neurology The Newborn Lung

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Hemodynamics and cardiology : neonatology questions and controversies / [edited by] Istvan Seri consulting editor, Richard A. Polin.  

Dr. Richard Polin’s Neonatology Questions and Controversies series highlights the most challenging aspects of neonatal care, offering trustworthy guidance on up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options in the field. In each volume, renowned experts address the clinical problems of greatest concern to today’s practitioners, helping you handle difficult practice issues and provide optimal, evidence-based care to every patient.

  • Stay fully up to date in this fast-changing field with Hemodynamics and Cardiology, 3rd Edition.
  • A new editorial team and a completely redesigned volume with state-of-the-art chapters on neonatal hemodynamics.
  • New chapters on the role of delayed cord clamping/cord milking, the relationship between neonatal transition and brain injury, the hemodynamics of the asphyxiated neonate, the hemodynamic impact of therapeutic hypothermia, and practical physiology-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal hypotension, PPHN and PDA.
  • A new section discusses comprehensive real-time monitoring of neonatal hemodynamics, and its role in the establishment of precision medicine in neonatology and the prediction of neonatal sepsis using mathematical modelling of heart rate variability.
  • Expanded sections review the clinical application of the tools available for bedside monitoring of systemic and organ blood flow and oxygen delivery and the approaches to the pathophysiology-based treatment of neonatal shock and outcomes.
  • Consistent chapter organization to help you find information quickly and easily.
  • The most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who share their knowledge of new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 7-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles! Gastroenterology and Nutrition Hematology, Immunology and Genetics Hemodynamics and Cardiology Infectious Disease and Pharmacology New Volume! Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology

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Nephrology and fluid/electrolyte physiology / [edited by] William Oh, Michel Baum consulting editor, Richard A. Polin.  

Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Neurology / [edited by] Jeffrey Perlman, Maria Roberta Cilio consulting editor, Richard A. Polin.  

Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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The newborn lung / [edited by] Eduardo Bancalari consulting editor, Richard A. Polin.  

Dr. Richard Polin’s Neonatology Questions and Controversies series highlights the most challenging aspects of neonatal care, offering trustworthy guidance on up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options in the field. In each volume, renowned experts address the clinical problems of greatest concern to today’s practitioners, helping you handle difficult practice issues and provide optimal, evidence-based care to every patient.

  • Stay fully up to date in this fast-changing field with The Newborn Lung, 3rd Edition.
  • The most current clinical information throughout, including key management strategies that may reduce some of the chronic sequelae of neonatal respiratory failure.
  • New content on the role of microbiome in lung injury and lung development.
  • Current coverage of non-invasive respiratory support, perinatal events and their influence on lung development and injury, cell-based lung therapy, automation of respiratory support, and oxygenation targeting in preterm infants.
  • Consistent chapter organization to help you find information quickly and easily.
  • The most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who share their knowledge of new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 7-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles!

Gastroenterology and Nutrition Hematology, Immunology and Genetics Hemodynamics and Cardiology Infectious Disease and Pharmacology New Volume! Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology Neurology The Newborn Lung

Pharmacology, Toxicology

Physical Therapy

Physiology, Sports Medicine

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Principles of regenerative medicine / edited by Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, Antonios G. Mikos, Robert Nerem.  

Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Third Edition, details the technologies and advances applied in recent years to strategies for healing and generating tissue.

Psychiatry

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Integrating responses at the intersection of opioid use disorder and infectious disease epidemics : proceedings of a workshop / Anna Nicholson, rapporteur Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, which averages one death every 12.5 minutes. Between 1999 and 2016, the number of drug overdoses catapulted by 300 percent, with injection drug use increasing by 93 percent between 2004 and 2014 and opioid-related hospital admissions increasing by 58 percent over the past decade. And an inexorable sequela of the opioid epidemic is the spread of infectious diseases.

To address these infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, a public workshop titled Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic was convened on March 12 and 13, 2018, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Participants discussed strategies to prevent and treat infections in people who inject drugs, especially ways to work efficiently though the existing public health and medical systems. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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Mastering mediation : conflict, bias, risk and legal negotiations : how the psychology of risky choice, inherent bias and conflict resolution can inform and improver American alternative dispute resolution / Joshua Kutinsky.  

Fed up with the expense and slow pace of civil litigation, corporate and individual disputants alike are increasingly turning to various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution to help redress their grievances. ADR is a broad construct, encompassing mediation, arbitration, and any other form of formalized dispute resolution except litigation. Congress recently required the federal district courts to drastically expand their use of ADR, and more and more law firms are turning to ADR as a cost-effective alternative to litigation. Nonetheless, in many ways, ADR’s effectiveness remains largely untested. This dissertation maps out an approach to civil dispute resolution that identifies and manages disputants’ non- rational, covert motives and interests involved without resorting to litigation. It is particularly concerned with three related areas of inquiry. First, it aims to identify and address disputants? true needs and goals. Second, it examines bias and irrational thinking, and looks at the ways in which these factors may impede negotiations. Finally, it proposes a new strategic approach to mediation that bolsters both its effectiveness and efficiency.

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Sims’ symptoms in the mind : textbook of descriptive psychopathology / Femi Oyebode.  

Since its first edition in 1988, this book has become the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology. Now fully revised and updated, it is an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all levels as well as clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field.

  • Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology.
  • Defines, clarifies and describes the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness encountered in clinical practice.
  • Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide range of sources.
  • Fully updated throughout.
  • Includes key point summaries.
  • Complementary access to the e-book through ExpertConsult.
  • Additional online electronic resources include:
    • Patient interview scenarios exploring key themes (videos with transcripts).
    • Author podcasts (audio) to expand and clarify core topics.
    • Interactive question and answer sections for each chapter, to test your understanding and aid revision of essential areas.
  • Now in 4 colour.
  • New, bigger, more user-friendly format.
  • Three new podcasts (consciousness, embodiment, shame and guilt).

Public Health

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People living with disabilities : health equity, health disparities, and health literacy : proceedings of a workshop / Joe Alper, rapporteur Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity, Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.  

Poor health literacy has many negative consequences for achieving the quadruple aim of better care, improving the health of the community and the population, providing affordable care, and improving the work life of health care providers, and those consequences disproportionately affect those individuals with disabilities and those who experience health disparities. To better understand how health literacy, health equity, and health disparities intersect for individuals living with disabilities, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Health Literacy jointly sponsored a workshop that was held on June 14, 2016, in Washington, DC. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Pulmonology, Respiratory Therapy

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Interstitial lung disease / [edited by] Harold R. Collard, Luca Richeldi.  

Front Cover — Interstitial Lung Disease — Interstitial Lung Disease — Copyright — Contributors — Preface — Contents — 1 – Genetic Interstitial Lung Disease — GENETIC DISORDERS AFFECTING MULTIPLE ORGANS, INCLUDING THE LUNG — …

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Monitoring and sampling approaches to assess underground coal mine dust exposures / Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology Board on Health Sciences Policy Division on Earth and Life Studies Health and Medicine Division a consensus study report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.  

Coal remains one of the principal sources of energy for the United States, and the nation has been a world leader in coal production for more than 100 years. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration projections to 2050, coal is expected to be an important energy resource for the United States. Additionally, metallurgical coal used in steel production remains an important national commodity. However, coal production, like all other conventional mining activities, creates dust in the workplace. Respirable coal mine dust (RCMD) comprises the size fraction of airborne particles in underground mines that can be inhaled by miners and deposited in the distal airways and gas-exchange region of the lung. Occupational exposure to RCMD has long been associated with lung diseases common to the coal mining industry, including coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, also known as “black lung disease.â€

Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures compares the monitoring technologies and sampling protocols currently used or required by the United States, and in similarly industrialized countries for the control of RCMD exposure in underground coal mines. This report assesses the effects of rock dust mixtures and their application on RCMD measurements, and the efficacy of current monitoring technologies and sampling approaches. It also offers science-based conclusions regarding optimal monitoring and sampling strategies to aid mine operators’ decision making related to reducing RCMD exposure to miners in underground coal mines.

Surgery, Anesthesiology

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Anaesthesia, intensive care and perioperative medicine A-Z : an encyclopaedia of principles and practice / Steve M. Yentis, Nicholas P. Hirsch, James K. Ip.  

For 25 years Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z has provided a comprehensive resource of the relevant aspects of pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, physics, statistics, medicine, surgery, general anaesthetic practice, intensive care, equipment, and the history of anaesthesia and intensive care.

Originally prepared as essential reading for candidates for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar exams, this fully updated edition will also prove as invaluable as ever for all anaesthetists and critical care physicians, as well as operating department practitioners and specialist nurses.

  • The alphabetical arrangement with extensive cross-referencing ensures a full understanding of topics.
  • The succinct and clear text and diagrams make for easy quick reference.
  • The exam preparation checklist is ordered by key topics to facilitate effective revision.
  • The contents are easily accessible with the accompanying ebook.
  • There has been a substantial addition of new entries as well as revision of existing ones. This acknowledges the breadth of information needed to satisfy the range of activities performed by anaesthetic, intensive care, nursing and other colleagues, and also reflects the ever-changing field in which they all work.
  • The consolidation of the role of anaesthetists as ‘perioperative physicians’ is reflected in additional entries of particular relevance and also by the enhanced title of the book.
  • The structured ‘revision checklist’ of entries which is particularly useful to those preparing for examinations has been further developed for this edition.

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Core topics in general and emergency surgery / edited by Simon Paterson-Brown, Hugh M. Paterson.  

Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of general surgery in both elective and emergency situations. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate.

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.

The extensive revisions to this edition of Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery are intended to maximize its appeal to all those in general surgical practice. There are several entirely new chapters on subjects previously covered in other volumes of the series, while the remaining chapters have been revised, updated or re-written by new authors where appropriate. The new chapters include those on the Evaluation of surgical literature; Enhanced recovery; Organ donation and general surgery in transplant patients; and Principles of neck surgery for the general surgeon. For the first time this volume includes a chapter on Patient safety and human factors in surgery, which distills the core knowledge that is fundamental to achieving good outcomes (and avoiding bad ones) in practice for all grades of surgeon.

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Essentials of equipment in anaesthesia, critical care, and peri-operative medicine / Baha Al-Shaikh, FCARCSI FRCA, Simon G. Stacey FRCA FFICM.  

Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Peri-Operative Medicine is a highly practical textbook for trainees in anaesthesia and an invaluable guide for all those who work with anaesthetic equipment, including anaesthetic and intensive care nurses and operating department practitioners.

The superbly organized and easy-to read format of the book has been retained from previous editions. The text has been comprehensively updated and more focused on the FRCA with the addition of exam tips and new questions. A new chapter addresses the topical and ever expanding field of ‘Point of Care Testing’ in anaesthesia and intensive care. Clear colour photographs and illustrations as well as over 100 interactive self-assessment OSCE questions complete this concise account of anaesthetic equipment and its use in clinical settings.

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The Mont Reid surgical handbook / the University of Cincinnati residents from the Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine editors, Jeffrey M. Sutton, MD [and 6 others].  

Essential reading for residents and medical students, this popular handbook is a must-have resource for convenient, quick access to information on managing common surgical problems. Written by current surgery residents at the University of Cincinnati, the completely updated 7th Edition focuses on the surgical treatments, guidelines, procedures, and topics you need to know – both in print and online.

    • New chapters cover Surgical Risk Assessment, Head and Neck Malignancy, Mediastinal Tumors, Dialysis Access, and Robotics.
    • Rapid References section offers handy formulas and charts in one easy-access location.
    • Thoroughly revised content throughout ensures that you stay up to date.
    • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, Q&As, and references from the book on a variety of devices.