Hughes’ Outline of Modern Psychiatry 5th Edition

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Hughes’ Outline of Psychiatry, Fifth Edition presents a comprehensive account of current practice in psychiatry, summarising up-to-date knowledge of the subject in a concise way.

Part I touches on general classification, causes and prevention of mental disorders. It also outlines the basics of the psychiatric interview, examination and investigation. Part II gives an overview of the most common clinical syndromes, covering frequency, epidemiology, causes, clinical features, clinical types, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis and treatment for each disorder. Part III focuses on all different treatment options, from Psychological Treatment to Psychosurgery.

  • Fully up-to-date in respect to drugs and treatments, classification systems, and recent legal developments
  • Concentrates on practical clinical techniques rather than psychiatric theory
  • Includes plenty of case studies
  • Format ideal for quick reference or revision

This new edition of a well-established and well-received book is an invaluable textbook for medical and psychology students, trainees and psychologists. It is also a helpful resource for mental health nurses, professionals working in health service management and occupational therapy, general practitioners, and other non-specialists who need grounding in all practical aspects of mental health care.

From the reviews of the previous edition:

“The chapters are well structured, maintaining a balance between remaining comprehensive and interesting. The addition of illustrative case histories is welcome… a highly recommended text” JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY

“…very easy to read and the general layout is excellent… useful as a quick summary…” THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY

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Basic Statistics: A Primer for the Biomedical Sciences 4th Edition

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In the last decade, there have been significant changes in the way statistics is incorporated into biostatistical, medical, and public health research. Addressing the need for a modernized treatment of these statistical applications, Basic Statistics, Fourth Edition presents relevant, up-to-date coverage of research methodology using careful explanations of basic statistics and how they are used to address practical problems that arise in the medical and public health settings. Through concise and easy-to-follow presentations, readers will learn to interpret and examine data by applying common statistical tools, such as sampling, random assignment, and survival analysis.

Continuing the tradition of its predecessor, this new edition outlines a thorough discussion of different kinds of studies and guides readers through the important, related decision-making processes such as determining what information is needed and planning the collections process. The book equips readers with the knowledge to carry out these practices by explaining the various types of studies that are commonly conducted in the fields of medical and public health, and how the level of evidence varies depending on the area of research. Data screening and data entry into statistical programs is explained and accompanied by illustrations of statistical analyses and graphs. Additional features of the Fourth Edition include:

  • A new chapter on data collection that outlines the initial steps in planning biomedical and public health studies
  • A new chapter on nonparametric statistics that includes a discussion and application of the Sign test, the Wilcoxon Signed Rank test, and the Wilcoxon Rank Sum test and its relationship to the Mann-Whitney U test
  • An updated introduction to survival analysis that includes the Kaplan Meier method for graphing the survival function and a brief introduction to tests for comparing survival functions
  • Incorporation of modern statistical software, such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, and Minitab into the presented discussion of data analysis
  • Updated references at the end of each chapter

Basic Statistics, Fourth Edition is an ideal book for courses on biostatistics, medicine, and public health at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also appropriate as a reference for researchers and practitioners who would like to refresh their fundamental understanding of statistical techniques.

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Immune Function in Sport and Exercise: Advances in Sport and Exercise Science Series 1st Edition

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Designed to help readers understand and evaluate the relationship between exercise, immune function and infection risk, this book presents evidence for the “J-shaped” relationship between exercise load and infection risk. It also describes the components of the human immune system and key functions that protect the body from disease, the impact of acute and chronic psychological stress on immune function, and practical guidelines for minimizing the risk of immunodepression and infection in athletes. Further chapters explore different ways of measuring immune function, as well as the effects of heavy training on innate and specific (acquired) immunity, exercise in environmental extremes, and nutrition. Connections between exercise, infection risk, and immune function in special populations (elderly, obese, diabetic and HIV patients) are also addressed.

  • Authored by a team of highly experienced experts.
  • The “J-shaped” relationship between exercise load and infection risk is described, backed by current research and evidence.
  • Components of the immune system and normal immune function are explained in detail, as well as methods for measuring immune function.
  • The impact of acute and chronic psychological stress on immune function is presented, along with suggestions for minimizing the risk of immunodepression and infection in athletes.
  • The effects of heavy training, exercise in environmental extremes, and nutrition are discussed with regard to their impact on innate and specific (acquired) immunity.
  • Immune function in special populations (elderly, obese, diabetic and HIV patients) is also addressed, exploring links between exercise and infection risk in these groups.
  • Evidence-based coverage includes a list of references in each chapter, as well as suggestions for further reading that direct readers to important texts and review articles.
  • Information is presented in an easily accessible format, following a logical progression of material.
  • LEach chapter begins with a list of learning objectives and ends with a list of key points to reinforce learning.
  • A glossary at the end of the book defines all key terms and abbreviations.

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Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, 2 Volume Set 4th Edition

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The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition.   Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available.

Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates:

  • More than 30 new chapters, including:

Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down’s Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women’s health

  • A truly global perspective, including new chapter on:

Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America

The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients:

  • Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field
  • General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people.
  • Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work
  • Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams
  • Teachers of Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field.
  • Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.

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Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia 1st Edition

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Although the dopamine hypothesis has been the cornerstone of schizophrenia therapeutics, it is clear that dopamine-based approaches do not treat all aspects of the disease. Moreover, many schizophrenia patients fail to respond to current antipsychotics. Integrating chemistry, biology, and pharmacology, this book explores emerging directions in pharmaceutical research for drug targeting and discovery in order to find more effective treatments for schizophrenia, one of the most serious and widespread psychiatric diseases.

Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia presents the basics of schizophrenia, drug targets for the disease, and potential new drugs and therapeutics. It begins with a discussion of prevalence and etiology. Then, it describes therapies such as dopamine agonists and phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors as well as growing research aimed at addressing untreated symptoms. Next, the authors discuss receptor modulators, inhibitors, and targeting strategies for drug discovery. Both the neurobiological and chemical aspects of all major pharmacological targets are examined.

With contributions from an international team of pioneering pharmaceutical researchers, this book compiles the current knowledge in the field, setting the stage for new breakthroughs in the treatment of schizophrenia. Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia:

  • Provides a comprehensive resource for neuro-drug discovery and the development of molecular targets for schizophrenia treatment
  • Draws from chemistry, biology, and pharmacology for more effective drug targeting and discovery
  • Explores a wide range of receptors and molecular targets, including dopamine, PDEs, and neuropeptides

With Targets and Emerging Therapies for Schizophrenia as their guide, drug discovery and development scientists have the information they need to advance their own research so that new, more effective treatments for schizophrenia will soon be a reality.

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Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedics and Trauma 1st Edition

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This book fills a gap in providing specialist information on orthopaedics and trauma occupational therapy. Its contributors bring together information on the aetiology, surgical input and the occupational therapy intervention appropriate to this client group. It is divided into two main sections, the first being orthopaedics and the second orthopaedic trauma. The first part is further subdivided to cover lower limb surgery, upper limb surgery, spinal conditions, and paediatric orthopaedic conditions. In Part two, principles of fracture management are covered, followed by pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, hand injuries and traumatic amputation.

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Infection Prevention and Control: Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals 1st Edition

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This book provides the reader with all of the background information necessary to enhance their understanding of the rationale behind the basic principles of infection control and how to apply them in every day situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within the text, and, evidence based recommendations on the infection control management of these.

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Clinical Problems in General Medicine and Surgery, 2e 2nd Edition

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Clinical Problems provides a comprehensive selection of important medical and surgical scenarios. The reader is taken through 62 case histories step by step and is asked to interpret a broad range of medical data. Most of the clinical problems are accompanied by illustrations, which include cardiographs, radiographs, clinical and pathological photographs. In addition to detailed questions and answers, a commentary is provided that highlights the important issues of each case, as well as a guide to further topics of study.
The aim of any undergraduate curriculum is to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills required to enable them to become competent members of the medical fraternity. Understandably, upon qualification these attributes will be raw and untried, but we expect them to be able to show that they possess what it is required of doctors in their first few years after graduation. What is ‘required’ in a clinical situation is often not obvious to the student and hence the reason for this book.
The book represents a departure from the traditional formula of systems and diseases, and an exhaustive review of each subject. Rather the authors have selected what they believe to be a number of important and, for the most part, relatively common medical and surgical scenarios and approached each from the perspective of the practicing clinician presented with a clinical problem. Whilst the book has been written primarily for undergraduates it describes clinical problems as they will be managed by recently qualified doctors.
It is not the purpose of this book to challenge or compete with standard reference material, rather it represents an important adjunct to the learning process of clinical reasoning, rather than provide the knowledge that must accompany it, although an considerable amount of factual material is to be found within its pages. Problem solving is a vital component of medical education, and while it can be taught well at the bedside and in small group tutorials, there are few books that help with this style of learning.

  • Addresses important medical and surgical topics from a problem-oriented approach.
  • Presents relevant clinical illustrations for each case, such as ECGs, radiographs, and clinical and pathologi-cal photographs.
  • Emphasizes empathy with the patient’s situation as well as effective patient counseling.
  • Provides commentaries from experienced clinicians, highlighting the most important issues of each case and offering suggestions on possible further areas of study.
  • Identifies situations where emergency management must take precedence over pathophysiological diagnosis.
  • Features extensive updates to reflect the increasing role of minimally invasive diagnostics.
  • Offers a new, full-color page design, with all-new photographs throughout.
  • Provides a stronger emphasis on the worldwide web as a source of further information.

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Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults: Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice 1st Edition

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Part of the Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adultsprovides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.

Edited by renowned educators David W. Springer and Allen Rubin, this thorough yet practical reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to guide and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for treating substance abuse problems, including:

  • Family behavior therapy for substance abuse and associated problems
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Problem solving and social skills training
  • Adolescent community reinforcement approach (A-CRA)
  • Cognitive behavioral coping skills therapy for adults
  • Seeking Safety treatment for clients with PTSD and substance abuse

Easy-to-use and accessible in tone, Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults is an indispensable resource for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, effective interventions in their care of substance-abusing clients.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance (Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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This important resource offers a comprehensive introduction to emerging and reemerging infectious disease, including the underlying mechanisms of microbial emergence, the technology used to detect them and the strategies available to contain them. The author describes the diseases and their causative agents that are major factors in the health of populations the world over. One of the main features of the book is its broad coverage of 25 different emerging infectious diseases, most of which are directly important to those practicing health in the U.S. The book is designed for students in epidemiology, global health, and biology.

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