Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Oncology: Basic Science and Clinical Therapeutics (Cancer Drug Discovery and Development)

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Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice

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An injured spinal cord adversely affects more organ systems than virtually any other disease entity and requires the ongoing attention of physicians in multiple specialties. This comprehensive book details the wide range of care needed for the management of this chronic condition. In the preface, the editor refers to Spinal Cord Medicine as a practical guide. It is indeed a practical guide, but it also provides the intellectual and scientific basis for management strategies. The book has sections that deal with acute care, medical management, neurologic aspects of spinal cord care, rehabilitation, advances in research, and the organization of the care of patients with spinal cord injuries. All 74 chapters are extensively referenced and cover every facet of spinal cord injury. As a neurosurgeon who frequently cares for patients with spinal cord injuries long after the initial trauma, I gave particular attention to the sections on the treatment of problems that have proved vexing and difficult to manage: post-injury pain syndromes, respiratory dysfunction, spasticity, and pressure ulcers. These subjects are covered in depth, and the chapters in which they are discussed provide real insights into the pathophysiology and management of these sequelae of spinal injury. Although one tends to associate acute myelopathy with trauma, the chapter on nontraumatic myelopathies is an important addition, with insights into the differential diagnosis of acute spinal cord dysfunction. The series of chapters on mechanisms of injury, pharmacologic strategies, and neural regeneration will provide the reader with information and references that are as up to date as one can expect from a multiauthored book such as this one. Unfortunately, in spite of an increased understanding of the mechanisms of spinal cord injury and regeneration, the ability to translate insights gained in the laboratory into improvement of function in clinical situations has been limited. Alas, several chapters do not measure up to the overall high quality of this book or else contain material that is inappropriate to the book. The two-page chapter on thermoregulation is superficial, with references that are out of date for the most part. The chapter on imaging of the spinal cord is too technical; many of the figures in it are substandard; and the author discusses a wide variety of spinal lesions that have little relevance to the subject of this book. The chapter on the role of pharmacokinetics in optimizing drug therapy seems out of place and more appropriate for a pharmacology textbook. For the most part, however, Spinal Cord Medicine is readable and well organized. The figures and tables are well reproduced, and the subject matter of the chapters is focused, with a balance between practical and theoretical material. This book is essential reading for specialists in rehabilitation medicine, and it is likely to become the standard textbook for specialists in spinal cord injury medicine. It will also be an important resource for primary care and emergency room physicians, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, urologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and others who care for patients with spinal cord injuries. Paul R. Cooper, M.D.
Copyright © 2003 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved. The New England Journal of Medicine is a registered trademark of the MMS.

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Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis, 4th edition 4th Edition

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Since the last edition of this book, no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) has been proposed as a new treatment target, early data on the first pharmacological treatments for progressive MS have emerged, and the first remyelination trial has shown positive effects on nerve repair. It is with this sense of optimism that the authors of Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis have detailed the latest developments for use in clinical practice by all members of the multidisciplinary team, including: a concise overview of investigations and modern diagnostic criteria a holistic approach to all signs and symptoms, and proactive relapse management the latest disease-modifying drugs, including when to treat, choice of drug and risk versus benefit. With case histories that will help to guide treatment decisions, discussion of the special considerations for MS during pregnancy, and in children and the elderly, and a detailed outline of emerging therapies, this book will benefit all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with this complex disease.

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Peritoneal Surface Malignancies: A Curative Approach

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Environment and Skin 1st ed. 2018 Edition

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Immunotherapy for Pediatric Malignancies 1st ed. 2018 Edition

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Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition 4th Edition

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MAXIMIZE YOUR OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY EXAM SCORE!

This powerful, results-oriented study guide delivers everything you need to improve your knowledge, confidence, and recall. Featuring a rigorous, quick-hit Q&A format consisting of short clinical questions with brief answers, this book is truly your most effective weapon when preparing for the OB/GYN in-service and board exams.

The format of Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the answers you need to know. With content following the OB/GYN board exam blueprint, emphasis is placed on the key facts and clinical pearls that are essential for success. This high-yield review is the perfect complement to larger texts, and it delivers the intense, streamlined study you want in the days and weeks before the exam.

  • 5,000+ rapid-fire questions cover all the core competencies in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Expanded coverage of the new technologies used in OB/GYN treatments, including robotics
  • The latest in American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ guidelines

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Sherris Medical Microbiology, Sixth Edition 6th Edition

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The most dynamic, comprehensive, and student-friendly text on the nature of microorganisms and the fascinating processes they employ in producing infections disease

A Doody’s Core Title for 2015!

For more than a quarter-of-a-century, no other text has explained the link between microbiology and human disease states better than Sherris Medical Microbiology. Through a vibrant, engaging approach, this classic gives you a solid grasp of the significance of etiologic agents, the pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the basis of therapy for infectious diseases.

Part I of Sherris Medical Microbiology opens with a non-technical chapter that explains the nature of infection and the infection agents. The following four chapters provide more detail about the immune response to infection and the prevention, epidemiology, and diagnosis of infectious disease. Parts II through V form the core of the text with chapters on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases. Each of these sections opens with chapters on basic biology, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial agents.

Features and Learning Aids:

  • 57 chapters that simply and clearly describe the strains of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can bring about infectious diseases
  • Explanations of host-parasite relationship, dynamics of infection, and host response
  • A clinical cases with USMLE-style questions concludes each chapter on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases
  • All tables, photographs, and illustrations are in full color
  • Clinical Capsules cover the essence of the disease(s) caused by major pathogens
  • Margin Notes highlight key points within a paragraph to facilitate review
  • In addition to the chapter-ending case questions, a collection of 100 practice questions is also included

Sometime in the future, an improved understanding of current worldwide infectious disease scourges will lead to their control. Hopefully, you will find the basis for that understanding presented in the pages of this book.

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Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs 2018-2019

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The classic guide to all major prescription and nonprescription drugs, featuring revised, up-to-date FDA information and an A–Z list of illnesses for easy reference. Includes coverage of dosage and length of time before a drug takes effect; side effects; special precautions; interactions with other food and drugs; standards for use by different age groups; and more.

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Crowley’s An Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations 10th Edition

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Updated and reorganized to provide a more accessible, student-friendly experience, Crowley’s An Introduction to Human Disease, Tenth Edition provides readers with a clear, well-illustrated explanation of the structural and functional changes associated with disease, the clinical manifestations of disease, and how to determine treatment. The first chapters of the text discuss general concepts and diseases affecting the body as a whole. Later chapters consider the various organ systems and their diseases. The Tenth Edition boasts a wealth of new disease photos, new and expanded case studies, and a robust student and instructor ancillary package.

New and Key Features of the Tenth Edition:

-NEW! – Now includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access with complete eBook, Animations, Case Studies, Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, and more
-NEW! – Includes new and updated case studies throughout that reinforce difficult concepts
-NEW! – New art and photos of diseases
-EXPANDED! – Includes deeper coverage of pathophysiology and manifestation of diseases throughout the text
– EXPANDED! – Provides new information on inflammation and repair, a core concept which can be challenging for students

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