Absolute Rheumatology Review

Absolute Rheumatology Review

Absolute Rheumatology Review

This book provides a concise and up-to-date review of key rheumatology topics along with extensive practice questions to assist in preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Rheumatology Certification Exam.
Each chapter focuses on a single disease and starts with a short review (primarily tables and figures) to highlight the main points and key issues. The review is followed by 10-20 board-style multiple choice questions with detailed explanations for each topic. The chapters and associated preparation questions are written by established experts from top institutions in the United States. The book concludes with a 50-question practice test reflecting the format used by the ABIM Board Certification Exam.
Absolute Rheumatology Review is an essential resource for not only graduate students, residents, and fellows in rheumatology and internal medicine studying for board exams but also rheumatologists, physicians, and related professionals preparing for recertification.

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Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK Fifth Edition

Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK Fifth Edition

Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK Fifth Edition

Current, concise, and easy to use, the updated fifth edition of Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK makes essential information engaging and retainable, delivering the perfect exam prep for today’s busy medical student.

Access just what you need to ace the USMLE Step 2 CK and make a confident transition to clinical practice with this high-yield, system-based review. This updated fifth edition of Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK helps you quickly memorize essential information and gives you the realistic test-taking practice to succeed. Full-color illustrations, “Quick Hits,” and mnemonics clarify must-know information on causes, risk factors, history and physical exam, lab studies and radiology, treatment, and complications for the most common diseases and disorders. USMLE-style study questions for each chapter mimic those found on the Step 2 exams, accompanied by complete explanations for maximum comprehension and test preparation.

  • Revised and updated content reflects the current USMLE exam.
  • Succinct, Step-Up outline approach focuses on the core content students need to know for quick, efficient study.
  • New USMLE-style questions at the end of each chapter give students unparalleled test-taking practice.
  • “Quick Hits” in the margins highlight commonly encountered exam topics.
  • Easy-to-remember mnemonics help students ensure quick, efficient recall of essential clinical information on their exams.
  • “Next Steps” margin notes guide students through the workup of a patient with practical tips for success.
  • Easy-to-follow algorithms clearly demonstrate effective clinical reasoning, particularly for similar complaints.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Clinical, Interventional and Surgical Perspectives

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Clinical, Interventional and Surgical Perspectives

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

This book provides comprehensive information on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), which was introduced for the treatment of aortic valve disease less than two decades ago. It explains how TAVI has delivered satisfactory results even in high and intermediate risk patients and outlines how it continues to evolve, thus requiring awareness of state of the art approaches to indication, risk stratification, device choice, procedure, and follow-up. In addition, it reports on the complex and multidisciplinary approach needed to maximize the efficacy, safety, and appropriateness of TAVI, providing detailed clinical, interventional and surgical perspectives focusing on the development of this cardiovascular intervention.

Starting with the history of TAVI, addressing the interventional anatomy of aortic valve disease, and reporting on the expert authors’ day-to-day experiences, this highly informative book offers an essential update for all cardiologists and surgeons interested in transcatheter aortic valve implantation, as well as any clinician, decision-maker and stakeholder involved in patient selection, procedural management, and follow-up.

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Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology 2nd ed

Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology 2nd ed

Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology 2nd ed

The 1st edition of Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology was an opportunity to pull together into one place all the ideas related to errors in surgical pathology and to organize a discipline in error reduction. This 2nd edition is an opportunity to refine this information, to reorganize the book to improve its usability and practicality, and to include topics that were not previously addressed.

This book serves as a guide to pathologists to successfully avoid errors and deliver the best diagnosis possible with all relevant information needed to manage patients. The introductory section includes general principles and ideas that are necessary to understand the context of error reduction. In addition to general principles of error reduction and legal and regulatory responsibilities, a chapter on regulatory affairs and payment systems which increasingly may be impacted by error reduction and improvement activities was added.  This later chapter is particularly important in view of the implementation of various value-based payment programs, such as the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System that became law in 2015. The remainder of the book is organized in a similar manor to the 1st edition with chapters devoted to all aspects of the test cycle, including pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic.

The 2nd Edition of Error Reduction and Prevention in Surgical Pathology serves as an essential guide to a successfully managed laboratory and contains all relevant information needed to manage specimens and deliver the best diagnosis.

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Physiology for General Surgical Sciences Examination

Physiology for General Surgical Sciences Examination

Physiology for General Surgical Sciences Examination

This book is designed as a learning tool to assist candidates to become familiar with the common, yet often complex, physiology topics covered in the GSSE examination. Its aim is to give candidates ideas to focus their studies in high yield areas. It is specially designed for the GSSE exam, which is a requirement for applying any surgical program in Australia and New Zealand. An important component of the guide is diagrams to aid better understanding of normal human physiology. Great care has been taken to ensure the subject and emphasis of the questions accurately simulates the actual exam.

The book is organized in 5 chapters, totaling 140 pages including colour images, diagrams and tables. This is an accompany book with Anatomy for the Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE), Springer, 2017, which is written by the same author.

 

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Surgical Retina (Retina Atlas)

Surgical Retina (Retina Atlas)

Surgical Retina (Retina Atlas)

This atlas presents the state-of-the-art in vitreoretinal surgery. In ten chapters written by internationally respected vitreoretinal surgeons, it addresses various surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, providing detailed information on all key surgical aspects. The topics covered include small-gauge vitrectomy and surgical aspects of retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, serous macular detachment with optic disc pit, coloboma of the choroid, and cysticercosis. Surgical aspects of various macular diseases such as epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction syndrome, and macular hole are also examined. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for practicing ophthalmologists, vitreoretinal specialists, and trainees in the field.
The Surgical Retina Atlas is one of nine volumes in the series Retina Atlas, which provides comprehensive and validated information on vitreoretinal diseases, covering imaging basics, retinal vascular disease, macular disorders, ocular inflammatory and infectious disorders, retinal degeneration, surgical retina, ocular oncology, pediatric retina and trauma.

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Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice

Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice

Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice

Sleep-related abnormalities occurring as a result of allergic disorders can impact an affected individual’s health and overall well-being in a myriad of ways. This comprehensive book thoroughly covers the management of allergic and sleep disorders, providing a detailed discussion on how these co-occurring, often overlapping conditions can be treated in a personalized and patient-oriented manner.

Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice takes care to include a wide range of multidisciplinary perspectives required to effectively assess and manage allergy and sleep disorders, from allergists, sleep medicine specialists, otolaryngologists, and dermatologists, to primary care physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, and other researchers.

Allergy and Sleep begins with a thorough grounding on the science of sleep, allergy, immunology, circadian rhythms and circadian immunology. Part II addresses assessment and treatment of common allergic diseases with comorbid sleep components, in a practical, easy-to-use case-based format. Later sections closely examine sleep-related disturbances commonly associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic disease; providing treatment guidelines, and detail various approaches to management throughout the patient’s lifespan. This resource concludes with a review of disease, sleep and circadian-specific therapeu

 

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Kidney Transplant Management: A Guide to Evaluation and Comorbidities

Kidney Transplant Management: A Guide to Evaluation and Comorbidities

Kidney Transplant Management: A Guide to Evaluation and Comorbidities

This concise book provides an overview of the essential aspects of transplant nephrology. Chapters cover patient evaluation, treatment options, complications and post kidney transplant approaches to various common chronic diseases.  The importance of proper immunosuppressants adjustment to improve the graft half-life and overall patient quality of life are also highlighted. Up to date and practical, this book gives nephrologists and providers that treat kidney transplant patients a succinct resource on management.

 

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Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Non-Invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Now in full-colour, this eagerly-anticipated second edition continues to be the most comprehensive resource available on non-invasive ventilation (NIV), both in the hospital and at home. Reflecting a global perspective with expert contributors from more than 15 countries, the book:

provides clinical examples of NIV in practice with insightful vignettes

covers home- and intensive care-based ventilation

details NIV use in acute and chronic respiratory failure, plus paediatric and other specialty applications.

Disease-specific sections provide best practice in the science, diagnostics and management of conditions such as COPD, cardiac failure, neuromuscular disease and obesity, while features such as ‘Common Clinical Questions & Answers’, abundant tables and illustrations, chapter summaries and new clinical vignettes showcase the realities of NIV in practice. This is essential reading for pulmonologists, critical care physicians and intensive care medicine specialists.

 

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Surgical Ethics: Principles and Practice

Surgical Ethics: Principles and Practice

Surgical Ethics: Principles and Practice

This book encompasses the theoretical and practical aspects of surgical ethics, with a focus on the application of ethical standards to everyday surgical practice and the resolution of ethical conflicts in the surgical arena.  It provides surgeons (both prospective and practicing) in the different surgical fields with deep, practical insights into the topic.
A 21st century surgeon requires complete competence (superb clinical skills, expert surgical decision-making and outstanding performance and technical skills) as well as solid ethical values. Ethics are placed at the core of surgical professionalism, so  surgeons must be not only proficient and expert but also ethically and morally reliable. Surgical decision-making can be considered as a two-step process: the “how to treat” aspect is a matter of surgical science, while “why to treat” issues are a matter of surgical ethics and are based on ethical principles. As such, every surgeon should have a moral compass to guide his or her actions, always placing the welfare and rights of the patients above their own. The book provides invaluable background and insights for solving the ethical conflicts surgeons around the globe encounter in their daily practice.
Each chapter will also include features such as key point summaries in the beginning of the chapters, explanatory boxes, a glossary and suggested readings.
Surgical Ethics – Principles and Practice is an authoritative work in the field designed for experienced surgeons, surgical residents, and fellows, all of whom are  confronted with ethics issues and conflicts in practice.

 

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