Chronic Illness: Impact And Intervention 8th Edition

The newest edition of best-selling Chronic Illness continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. This book is designed to teach students about the whole client or patient versus the physical status of the client with chronic illness. The study questions at the end of each chapter and the case studies help the students apply the information to real life. Evidence-based practice references are included in almost every chapter.


Manifestations of Stroke (Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience, Vol. 30) 1st Edition

Stroke is the most common neurologic disease and the leading cause of adult disability in Western countries. The initial diagnosis of stroke is clinical and needs to be done as rapidly as possible to guarantee optimal medical and interventional therapy. The emergency stroke management depends heavily upon stroke scores to quantify the damage and to speed up the diagnosis process. Unfortunately, several important stroke syndromes are not taken into consideration in these currently used stroke scores and therefore tend to be overlooked and not treated. Compiled by leading international experts, this book provides an excellent overview on current stroke syndromes, including particularly problematic clinical pictures. Thus, together with stroke scores, the publication will lead to more thorough assessments in emergency settings. This book is indispensable for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and physicians involved in the care of stroke patients.


Tumors of the Jugular Foramen 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book covers all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the jugular foramen – cranial base lesions that present particular diagnostic and management difficulties and remain challenging to remove despite advances in surgery and interventional neuroradiology. The authors have developed novel concepts and surgical techniques relating to management of the facial nerve, reconstruction of the cranial base, and resection of large tumors with intra- and extracranial extension. These techniques, as well as anatomic studies in cadavers, are presented by means of surgical photographs, illustrations, and videos. Tumors of the Jugular Foramen will be of interest to all specialists involved in the management of these challenging tumors, including neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurointensivists, radiotherapists, oncologists, and physiotherapists.

About the Author

Ricardo Ramina, MD, PhD, studied medicine at the Pontifical Catholic University in Curitiba, Brazil, before completing residencies in neurosurgery in Curitiba, Frankfurt, and Hannover.  In 1986 he was appointed Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department at Nações Hospital in Curitiba, Brazil and since 2004 he has been Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department of the Neurological Institute of Curitiba [WFNS (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies) Post-Graduate Training Center]. Since 2006 he has been Professor of the Postgraduate Course in Surgery at the Pontifical Catholic University of Curitiba, having previously been an Associated Professor of Neurosurgery at George Washington University, Washington and State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 600 lectures and presentations on various topics in neurosurgery as an invited guest or guest of honor at national and international congresses.

Marcos S. Tatagiba, MD, PhD, studied medicine at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before undertaking neurosurgical training from 1987 to 1993 in the Department of Neurosurgery, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover, Germany, under the chairmanship of Prof. Madjid Samii. He presented his doctoral and post-doctoral theses at Hannover Medical School in 1992 and 1998. Since 2000 he has been Vice Director of the International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover; Vice Director of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Freiburg; Director and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tübingen; and Chairman and Director, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zurich. Professor Tatagiba is the author of 237 articles in peer-reviewed journals and the recipient of several prizes, including the Neurosurgical Research Foundation Prize from the German Society of Neurosurgery (2002) and the Innovationspreis Medizintechnik – BMBF (2007). Professor Tatagiba served as President of the German Academy of Neurosurgery in 2010-11 and is President-elect of the German Society of the Skull Base.


Bone Disorders: Biology, Diagnosis, Prevention, Therapy 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This comprehensive guide covers the investigation, diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of all the bone disorders encountered in medical practice. Written in an easy-to-read style, it updates physicians on the current knowledge of bone structure, physiology, and pathology, with emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of common bone diseases. Today, both medical practitioners and specialists need quick access to information on “bone problems” in order to help patients and their families. Therefore this book deals with everything from the basic physiology of bone and mineral metabolism to the utility of radiologic imaging and specialized tests in bone diagnosis and current treatment recommendations. It is scientifically based but provides clear guidelines for managing bone problems and for lifelong maintenance of skeletal structure and function. It will assist not only in the delivery of effective treatment but also in disease prevention.


Urogenital Pain: A Clinicians Guide to Diagnosis and Interventional Treatments 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This book provides an up to date, comprehensive, review of the common urogenital painful conditions. It will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, urologists, surgeons, gynecologists, palliative care physicians, and many other medical providers. The book reviews presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic workup, differential diagnoses, interventional treatments, and alternative medical therapy for painful conditions that occur in the urogenital region. The text also provides a clear understanding of how pain is transmitted along with what patient populations are at increased risk in suffering these conditions. The risks, benefits, and indications are discussed in detail for the variety of interventional injections that are available to help manage these conditions.


Core Concepts in Parenchymal Kidney Disease

Core Concepts in Parenchymal Kidney Disease provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis, treatment, classification and pathogenesis of glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases.  Chapters feature various clinical scenarios and are authored by a team of renowned experts in the field.  Experienced clinicians and trainees alike will find this authoritative reference to be a valuable resource and contribution to the literature.


Sjögren’s Syndrome: Practical Guidelines to Diagnosis and Therapy 2012th Edition

The key knowledge assembled in this book comprises today’s most comprehensive resource on Sjögren’s syndrome.  Sjögren’s patients require the care of a wide variety of clinical and surgical specialists to treat their disease and improve their quality of life.  This volume presents a broad multi-disciplinary approach, enlisting the expertise of well-respected authors from around the world, covering the specialties of rheumatology, ophthalmology, oral medicine, oral surgery, otolaryngology, hematology, and others.

This practical clinical resource begins with an overview of Sjögren’s myths, pearls and tips, information for referring physicians, and diagnostic and classification and criteria.  The second section covers pathogenesis, providing the backbone for our understanding current diagnostics and therapeutics.  The third section is devoted to clinical manifestations and therapeutic considerations.  It covers the entire spectrum of symptoms and treatment, infused with the experience and astute clinical observations of the book’s contributors.  With system-wide coverage of local and systemic therapy, the book examines current therapy, biologics, and emerging therapeutic targets.

Presenting many international perspectives, this book creates an inter-connective conduit for the global community of Sjögren’s patients and physicians.



Parkinson’s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction (Current Clinical Neurology) 2nd ed. 2013 Edition

The first edition of Parkinson’s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction was published in 2005 to provide a source of detailed information that could be readily accessed by the practicing physician.  The widely praised first edition described and explained these nonmotor features that had at that point received insufficient attention both in the medical and in the lay literature.  Since the publication of the first edition, awareness and knowledge of the nonmotor features of PD has dramatically expanded, calling for a new edition of this important title.  Timely, fully updated and expanded, Parkinson’s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction, Second Edition, offers a state-of-the-art overview of the topic from the same talented group of experienced researchers and clinicians who were the driving force behind the first edition.  Importantly, a range of additional aspects of nonmotor dysfunction in PD — such as dermatological, vestibular, and dental dysfunction — have been included in this second edition, which remains subdivided into five diverse domains: Behavioral abnormalities, autonomic dysfunction, sleep-related dysfunction, sensory dysfunction, and other aspects of PD such as oculomotor dysfunction, fatigue, and maxillofacial issues.  An invaluable contribution to the literature in movement disorders, this revised and expanded collection of contributions by an even larger contingent of superbly knowledgeable authors will further increase awareness of the manifold contributions that nonmotor features may make to the collective clinical picture experienced by the patient with PD.


Managing the Kidney when the Heart is Failing

The presence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) increases the risk of death from cardiovascular causes and makes the management of heart failure difficult.  The coexistence of CKD and heart failure is increasing in prevalence worldwide and requires a unique and subtle approach to patient management.

Managing the Kidney in Heart Failure focuses on the therapeutic management of cardio renal patients.  Common heart and kidney failure conditions are presented along with treatment scenarios aimed to reduce cardiovascular mortality and preserve kidney function.

Co-authored by a Nephrologist and Cardiologist, each chapter of this concise and practical handbook offers a unified perspective to these chronic conditions.

From the reviews:

“This is a practical and concise handbook on the management of patients with cardiorenal syndrome. … The audience is not limited to nephrologists or to cardiologists, but includes basically anybody involved in the care of patients with heart failure/disease and renal insufficiency. … What I particularly like about this book is the way it addresses in a systematic manner day-to-day, clinical practice questions.” (Mony Fraer, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2012)


Anal Fissure: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapies 1st ed. 2017 Edition

This highly informative monograph offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary reference guide for the management and treatment of the whole spectrum of painful tears in the anus and anal canal. Based upon a systematic review of all relevant papers on the topic since 1865, it addresses primary, acute and chronic anal fissures – providing a new definition of the last form – and secondary anal fissures in detail, particularly their medical history, etiology, signs and symptoms, medical findings, therapy and its evaluation, and differential diagnosis. The book also covers all available evidence-based therapeutic strategies. As such, it will appeal to a wide readership, from proctologists and surgeons to gynecologists, urologists, dermatologists and gastroenterologists.

About the Author

Prof. Dr. med. Volker Wienert is a dermatologist, and served as head of the Department of Phlebology at Aachen University Clinic (RWTH) from 1986 until his retirement in 2004. Prof. Wienert is the author of several proctological and phlebological medical textbooks, and currently serves on the boards of several professional societies, including the German Society of Phlebology’s Committee for Practice Guidelines (as Chairman), the guidelines commission of the German Society of Coloproctology, and the Quality Assurance Subcommittee on Proctology and Phlebology of Dermatology). He is also an Associate Editor of the journal Coloproctologie.

Dr. med. Franz Raulf is a surgeon, and was head of the Coloproctology Department of the Rafaelsklinik Münster from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. Dr. Raulf is the author of a number of proctological medical textbooks.