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Acute Medicine 2e is a current and concise guide to hospital emergency medicine for registrars, junior doctors and medical students working on the wards. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest treatment guidelines, and its small-format design means it is easy to have handy in a pocket while on the wards. It has been substantially rewritten and streamlined to enable the reader to access the pertinent information even more quickly.
It is not just a list of instructions, but contains pathophysiology and useful clinical pearls:
• detailed management of acute medical and surgical emergencies, including in pregnancy
• general ward management issues
• descriptions of key procedures
• normal laboratory values
• emergency drug formulary
From reviews of the first edition: “This new book by Dr O’Kane is a very useful and interesting book directed towards Medical registrars but also with many positive features for anyone from Medical Student to Consultants… [It] works through groups of emergencies according to speciality and organ grouping. This is helpful as it enables the reader to link the different differentials together well. It also tries to signpost all the different conditions in relation to the Acute Medicine and General Internal Medicine curriculums. There is also an excellent section on fluid prescription, outlining what each fluid option contains along with potential fluid prescriptions in relation to the daily needs of the human body. Each clinical problem is presented in a clear and logical format, beginning with the things to ask or think about when receiving a referral – much as junior doctors would do in a real clinical situation. The book also includes an excellent ‘general management’ section, which covers important aspects of the assessment of mental capacity and considerations to make when discharging a patient – things which are often poorly taught in other settings. All of the clinical procedures are described in some level of detail – not enough to learn to do the procedure but enough to signpost as well as getting the reader to think about why it is needed and any associated risks.”
Journal for Acute Medicine, October 2015
“O’Kane’s Acute Medicine 2015 is a fantastic text for any doctor regardless of their grade. However, it is of particular use to the junior hospital doctor. The book covers a huge array of pathology and knowledge in a succinct and accessible way with easy to use chapters with superb explanations throughout. I am currently working in A+E and have found this book invaluable. In particular the chapters covering procedures and the excellent formulary have helped me on several occasions. All of this is accentuated by the size of the book, which is genuinely pocket sized. This book is an essential text for all junior doctors.”
Based on the popular review course from Harvard Medical School, The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition, provides in-depth coverage on all specialties of internal medicine, as well as palliative care, occupational medicine, psychiatry, and geriatric medicine. Ideal for preparing for certification or recertification, this highly regarded review tool keeps you up to date with tremendous changes in the field, incorporating detailed discussions in every chapter, essential learning points, more than 600 review questions, numerous tables and figures, and more.
The ninth edition of this best-selling textbook of clinical medicine builds even further on its formidable, prize-winning formula of excellence, comprehensiveness and accessibility.
‘This book is stunning in its breadth and ease-of-use. It still remains the “gold standard”, thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.’ BMA Medical Book Awards judges.
New to this edition:
New system overview diagrams for clinical chapters.
New coloured headings to help identify content relating to disease, management, investigations etc.
New icons to aid text navigation.
11 new members and a new co-editor, Senaka Rajapakse, of the International Advisory Board.
Edited by Kumar and Clark, clinicians and educators of world-renowned expertise.
Authors comprise consultants at the top of their fields, paired with younger doctors closer to the exam experience, to ensure authority and relevance.
Enhanced e-book accompanies the print book, for ease of transportation and use on the move.
International Advisory Board, led by Professor Janaka de Silva and Professor Senaka Rajapakse, providing guidance for global coverage from across the world.
Contributions to the e-book by members of the International Advisory Board to amplify areas of clinical importance in their parts of the world
2 new chapters
25 new young consultant authors teamed with clinicians at the top of their career, to ensure the text is accessible for students and trainees.
A new role of online Editor. Adam Feather and his team of young doctors, have created (in the e-book) a host of embedded features including: chapter summaries, key-point boxes, self-assessment, top tips, extra content (videos and images) and more… They have focused on enabling more inexperienced learners to interpret the detail, navigate the content effectively and get the most from the text.
New co-editor for the International Advisory Board, Professor Senaka Rajapakse from the University of Colombo.
11 new members of the International Advisory Board.
9 new online international articles, including:
Full text re-design
Bigger chapters unbundled into smaller chapters for ease of access.
Coming soon: Semantic zoom – an online text summarising tool which will provide stages of the book’s content in decreasing levels of detail according to your need: from the full text to the bare essentials. Keep checking your registered e-book for updates!
This manual provides practical and accessible information on all aspects of general nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation. It outlines current therapies in straightforward language to help readers understand the treatment rationale, and does not assume extensive knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, or pathophysiology. Consisting of 33 chapters written by 31 experts from four continents, this volume covers all the practical tips in the emergency and long-term management of patients with electrolyte disturbance, acid-base disturbance, acute renal failure, common glomerular diseases, hypertension, pregnancy-related renal disorders, chronic renal failure, and renal replacement therapy. It is thus an essential source of quick reference for nephrologists, internists, renal fellows, and renal nursing specialists, and is also suitable for graduate students and research scientists in the field of kidney diseases.
This book provides a practical hands-on approach to the management of patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with original and up-to-date coverage of a variety of aspects of emerging clinical importance. Practical advice is offered on diagnosis, risk stratification, management of cardiovascular risk factors and available drug therapies. Appropriate myocardial revascularization strategies are explained and the current state of knowledge is documented regarding target-led multifactorial treatment and the management of acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, and cerebrovascular disease. New algorithms for diagnosis and treatment are presented and to ensure ease of reference each chapter includes a box with practical recommendations as well as informative color illustrations and tables. The handbook will be of value for all cardiologists and diabetologists and will be especially helpful for young cardiologists, who are ever more frequently confronted by patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin D deficiency, circulating levels lower than 15 ng/ml, is an epidemic disease worldwide with more than a billion people suffering of it in the beginning of the 21-century. Besides its impact on mineral and bone metabolism, these low vitamin D levels are also associated with a diversity of non-skeletal complications, among them cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, tuberculosis, and immune system dysfunction. Chronic Kidney Disease is also a very common disease, affecting more than 10% of the world population, ranging from stage 1 to stage 5 before dialysis. Approximately 1% of the population in industrialized countries is affected by end-stage renal disease (ESRD), needing a renal replacement therapy either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, and ultimately by renal transplantation. Those CKD patients are more susceptible to exhibit reduced vitamin D stocks. Consequently, more than eighty percent of CKD patients have either insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels for multiple reasons.
This volume focuses on those rare congenital or acquired kidney pathologies that are localized in only one part of the organ, while the rest of the organ remains unaffected. It helps readers identify the segmentary stage of the disease and discusses in-depth possible conservative surgical approaches: partial nephrectomy, calicectomy and lobectomy.
It is a valuable resource for urologists, nephrologists and surgeons as well as researchers and practitioners involved in the field.
Professor Salvatore Rocca Rossetti was Chief of the Urologic Clinic/Department in Cagliari (1971-75), in Trieste (1975-83) and in Turin (1983-2002) and was also Director of Urologic Postgraduate School in those Universities. He has been a member of The Intrarenal Surgery Society since 1975. He was an invited professor in Heidelberg in 1975 and has been an honorary member of the German Urologic Society since 1985. He is the author of many publications on intrarenal surgery, renal tumors, bladder tumors and bench surgery. He was president of the Italian Urologic Society (SIU) from 1985-87
This open access book deals with imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, an area that has seen considerable advances over the past several years, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The respective chapters, written by internationally respected experts in their fields, focus on imaging diagnosis and interventional therapies in abdominal and pelvic disease; they cover all relevant imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. As such, the book offers a comprehensive review of the state of the art in imaging of the abdomen and pelvis. It will be of interest to general radiologists, radiology residents, interventional radiologists, and clinicians from other specialties who want to update their knowledge in this area.
Jürg Hodler is Professor of Radiology and Chairman at the Radiology University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the University Hospital in Zurich. As far as his scientific activity is concerned, he has published more than 240 original papers, mostly in the field of musculoskeletal radiology. He has served as a Co-Editor for the journal of Skeletal Radiology for 10 years and has been active in several scientific societies, currently mainly in the International Skeletal Society. Last but not least, he is Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos.
Rahel A. Kubik-Huch is head of the Institute of Radiology and the Department of Medical Services and member of the executive board at the Kantonsspital Baden in Switzerland. She has a strong interest in female imaging with expertise in all imaging modalities and imaging-guided minimal invasive breast interventions. She is Deputy Editor for European Radiology, a member and past president of the executive board of the Swiss Society of Radiology as well as member of the core team (scientific advisor) and course organizer of the MIBB (minimal invasive breast biopsies) working Group of the Swiss Society of Senology. She is a course Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD), Course Advisor of the Breast Imaging Satellite Course Pearl of the IDKD and a former organizer of the Advanced Breast and Pelvis Imaging Course of the ESMRMB where she remained a member of the faculty. She has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to several book chapters and has been an invited speaker in her area of expertise at a number of national and international symposia and meetings.