Essential Dental Therapeutics (Essentials (Dentistry)) 1st Edition

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After a Stroke: 500 Tips for Living Well 2nd Edition

An essential resource for all stroke survivors and their families and caregivers.

Updated and expanded new edition of the popular resource written by a stroke survivor who has spent 24 years helping other survivors live life to the fullest potential. After a Stroke: 500 Tips for Living Well is filled with practical tips and support to help you cope with the lifestyle changes that come in the wake of a stroke. This book will show you how to:

  • Get the medical care you need
  • Integrate robotics and other modern tools to help prevent spasticity and make daily life easier
  • Navigate personal relationships as one partner becomes a survivor and another a caregiver
  • Incorporate alternative and integrative therapies into your recovery
  • Connect with organizations and outreach centers for stroke patients
  • Get the most out of home care
  • Cut through rhetoric with frank, candid, and truthful answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The second edition includes three totally new chapters, over 200 more tips, and covers the latest in stroke prevention, medical treatment, and rehabilitation to help survivors transition from being a patient to returning to a life well-lived.


Protein Therapeutics, 2 Volume Set (Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry) 1st Edition

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Health Information Science: 5th International Conference, HIS 2016, Shanghai, China, November 5-7, 2016, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) 1st ed. 2016 Edition

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2016, held in Shanghai, China, in November 2016. The 13 full papers and 9 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions.  The scope of the papers includes medical/health/biomedicine information resources such as patient medical records, devices and equipments, software and tools to capture, store, retrieve, process, analyze, and optimize the  use of information in the health domain; data management, data mining, and knowledge discovery, all of which play a key role in decision making, management of public health, examination of standards, privacy and security issues; computer visualization and artificial intelligence for computer aided diagnosis; development of new architectures and applications for health information systems.


Medical Tourism Facilitator’s Handbook 1st Edition

In addition to coordinating health travel logistics and gathering medical records, medical tourism facilitators play the role of travel agent, appointment setter, concierge, hotel reservationist, tour operator, and hand-holder to clients seeking health services domestically and abroad. Addressing the issues that are likely to emerge as clients travel, the Medical Tourism Facilitator’s Handbook is a must-have resource of hard-to-find tools, checklists, terminology, and other helpful information for hospital-based, lay facilitators, travel agents, and even retired physicians and nurses.

Supplying the advice of a recognized expert in global healthcare, the book provides a detailed and empathic understanding of patient needs and expectations. It covers the full range of best and worst case scenarios that can occur when clients travel to obtain health services. Using a conversational tone, it includes coverage of international travel logistics, where to find answers to immigration concerns, confidentiality/privacy issues, and unanticipated care in transit in the event of complications or missed connections.

The book delivers a fast-moving presentation of useful information and teaches readers how to decode the language, what to look for in terms of safety and quality, how to decode hospital facilitator agent agreements, and how to anticipate clients’ needs and expectations. It also includes access to a regularly updated website with helpful worksheets and reference material so you will be prepared to handle any scenario that might present itself when your clients travel.


Physiological Assessment of Coronary Stenoses and the Microcirculation 1st ed. 2017 Edition

​​Since the introduction of coronary angiography, a key technique in understanding coronary artery disease, a number of paradigms regarding its study and interpretation have taken place. Following an emphasis on improved angiographic and subsequent intracoronary imaging techniques, functional assessment of coronary circulation has demonstrated to have major implications for diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.  Fractional flow reserve, a pressure derived index of stenosis severity, constitutes the best example of the current importance of physiological assessment in clinical practice. However, the acceptance of FFR by cardiologists contrasts with important voids in knowledge on the basic principles of coronary physiology and of other available techniques that, as an alternative to FFR, allow a more comprehensive assessment of coronary circulation. This is particularly noticeable in the assessment of microcirculation, an unavoidable compartment of coronary circulation that is frequently affected in acute coronary syndromes of in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors or non-coronary heart disease. A deeper understanding of the relationship between epicardial vessel and microcirculatory involvement has started with the advent of newer imaging techniques like invasive optical coherence tomography, and non-invasive CT and NMR techniques. This book aims to be an indispensable tool for clinicians and researches in the field of coronary artery disease. It provides a balanced, comprehensive review of anatomy, physiology and available techniques, discusses both the diagnosis of epicardial vessel and microcirculatory disease, the impact of different diseases at different levels of coronary circulation, and the best way to address a separate or combined assessment of different levels of coronary circulation.


Principles of Diabetes Mellitus 3rd ed. 2017 Edition

The third edition of this important work is a timely update to the comprehensive textbook first published in 2002 and reissued in a second edition in 2010. The past few years have witnessed major developments in our understanding of diabetes and in therapeutic approaches to this disease and its numerous complications. Thus, all chapters have been significantly revised and updated with current evidence and best practices, and four brand new chapters are included, discussing the potential role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of diabetes, peculiarities of diabetes in the elderly, oral manifestations of diabetes, and the current state of bariatric surgery.

Written by an international group of experts and carefully edited by a leading authority on the subject, Principles of Diabetes Mellitus, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for researchers and physicians of all specialties, as well as medical students and investigators of all aspects of diabetes, who deal with an illness that has reached epidemic proportions.


Interpretation of Basic and Advanced Urodynamics 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of this evaluation of voiding disorders and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians and surgeons. The book reviews the basic indications for urodynamics as well as the interpretation of basic and advanced studies with the use of clinical vignettes. In addition to step-by-step description in text, the textbook provides illustrations/photographs and tracings of different urodynamics scenarios. This atlas of urodynamics will serve as an extremely useful resource for physicians dealing with and interested in the evaluation of pelvic floor disorders and voiding dysfunction. It will provide a concise and comprehensive review of all the different types of urodynamics scenarios, while instructing its readers on how to accurately and consistently interpret these studies. All chapters are written by experts in the fields of pelvic floor disorders and voiding dysfunction.


Salivary Gland Development and Regeneration: Advances in Research and Clinical Approaches to Functional Restoration 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Juvenile Angiofibroma 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Siba P. Dubey, MBBS, MS

Siba Dubey obtained his MBBS degree from Calcutta University in 1982. He trained in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ORLHNS) at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He completed his thesis on “Computed tomography (CT) in Ear diseases – Correlation between CT and surgical findings” and passed Master of Surgery (MS) in ORLHNS in December, 1986. Subsequently, he underwent advanced training in ORLHNS in India and Austria. He came to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in November 1994 to take up the position of Chief  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon. The specialty of ORLHNS grew bigger from one to multiple centres across PNG with the help of locally trained ENT specialists. He became Professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea in 2002. Since then, he has been involved in the teaching and training of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of PNG and other Pacific Island countries.

He has performed research on clinical and operative aspects, malignancies of head and neck, and tropical diseases, namely, angiofibroma, scleroma etc. These works are published in international journals and in books.

Bernhard Schick, MD

After studying medicine at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany from 1987 to 1993 he completed his doctor thesis in 1993. Entitled “Enzymatic analysis of myosin-subfragment-1 induced actin polymerisation” the thesis was honoured by the note “summa cum laude”. ENT specialization took place under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. W. Draf (Fulda-Hospital, Germany) from 1994 ton 1998. Specialization for plastic head and neck surgery was successfully achieved under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. W. Draf (Fulda Hospital, Germany) from 1998 to 2000. As the representative of the Head at the ENT-Department at the Saarland University (Prof. Dr. P.K. Plinkert) from 2000 to 2003 habilitation was successfully finished in 2003, presenting new findings of inner ear mechanics analysing VASP expression in the inner ear with the chance to analyse hearing in VASP-/- mice by detailed electrophysiological examinations. He has been Head of the ENT-Department at the Saarland University since June 2008, and is now Medical Director of Uniklinikum Saarland and CEO.

During a 20 year period extensive studies have been performed on juvenile angiofibromas, from genetic and molecular studies to clinical evaluations including radiological tumor presentation, surgical strategies and development of an etiological model describing tumor genesis.