Desk Reference for Hematology, Second Edition (CRC Desk Reference Series) 2nd Edition

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A cross between a dictionary and an encyclopedia, Desk Reference for Hematology, Second Edition presents a concise yet thorough examination of hematology and its relationship with other systems and disorders. The 1500 alphabetically listed articles provide quick and easy access to expert information, the 150 tables put precise data at your fingertips, and the 100 figures are a visual tool that clarify the text. The book also includes 500 references on state-of-the-art guidelines and recent developments.

See what’s new in the Second Edition:

·       Revised articles emphasizing genetics, physiology, pathological mechanisms

·       Updated coverage of treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, coagulation, and thrombotic disorders

·       Hundreds of completely new articles, new illustrations, and new explanatory diagrams as well as revised tables

Completely revised, this edition covers hematopoiesis, red blood cells, granulocytes, lymphocytes, platelets and hemostasis where the respective physiology is described anemias, leukemias, lymphomas, auto-immune disorders, hemorrhagic disorders, and thrombosis where etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment is described. The book includes coverage of blood groups and the practice of blood component therapy. The editor pays particular attention to recent developments in hematological molecular genetics and leukemogenesis.

The information is cross-referenced with words highlighted in bold face within an article to indicate that further information on the subject is available under the emboldened heading. A separate table provides common abbreviations used widely throughout the text. Carefully designed for ease of use, the book provides speedy access to authoritative information on the scientific basis of blood disorders and their treatment.

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Handbook of Nutrition and Food, Second Edition 2nd Edition

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Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of the bestselling Handbook of Nutrition and Food welcomes contributions from several new authors, including Elaine B. Feldman and Johanna Dwyer, notable leaders in nutritional science. Retaining the high level of scientific research, accessible language, and attention to detail of the original, this new edition reflects the changes and developments of the past six years in nutrition research by adding 12 new chapters and tripling the number of referential web addresses.

Beginning with an overview of food and food constituents, the book outlines current nutrient analysis systems, techniques for data analysis, and food labeling. The second section reviews nutrition science including terminology, biochemistry, nutrient-nutrient interactions, and comparative nutrition. There is a detailed assessment in section three on nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle. It highlights exercise and the value of vegetarian diets in health promotion and disease prevention. Section four considers issues surrounding nutritional assessment, screening, and monitoring tools including questionnaires, and anthropometric-, psychological-, and energy-assessments.

The book discusses particular challenges relevant to minority populations, school age children, and military recruits, and compares dietary guidelines in the US and around the world. Fully one third of the book relates the latest findings in clinical nutrition and the prevention and amelioration of wide range of disease states. In addition to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and renal diseases, contributions cover cancer treatment, eating disorders, pancreatic health, eye diseases, alcohol metabolism, food allergies, the genetics of human obesity, and herbal supplements.

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Essential Interviewing and Counseling Skills: An Integrated Approach to Practice 1st Edition

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This is the only comprehensive text to focus on the development of practical interviewing and counseling skills for master’s-level mental health counseling students. It is structured around the goals established by the CACREP’s 2009 document on standards for MHC programs, and uniquely encompasses both theory and practice from the perspectives of a diverse array of theoretical schools and practice strategies. The benefits of integrating complementary therapy approaches according to the needs of the client and the importance of multicultural considerations in interviewing and counseling are consistent themes throughout.

The book’s hands-on guidance regarding interviewing and counseling skills, along with its embrace of different therapeutic modalities, will enable students to learn how to provide care to clients that is tailored to their specific needs. Each chapter includes a highlighted section that draws students’ attention to topics related to diversity, and strategies for working with clients from a variety of populations. Issues related to race, ethnicity, immigration, and country of origin are highlighted along with age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, and physical and cognitive abilities. The use of case examples from multiple theoretical orientations offers a realistic view of what actually occurs in a consulting room. The book also addresses working with clients who have serious emotional or psychological difficulties and covers evidenced-based practice, assessment, and diagnosis, and when and how to terminate treatment. An instructor’s guide and PowerPoint slides are also included.

Key Features:

  • Provides a balanced, integrated theoretical and practical approach to interviewing and counseling with a focus on skills development
  • Teaches the fundamental skills of empathy, active listening, treatment planning, and developing a strong therapeutic alliance
  • Includes “Spotlight on Culture” sections with case studies to emphasize how diversity informs sensitive and effective psychotherapy
  • Provides exercises to help students discover their own blind spots in regard to diversity
  • Offers a realistic window into the profession through numerous case examples

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Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Disease Management | Lung Biology in Health and Disease Volume 213 & 214

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Including previously unpublished guidelines and recent care descriptions not available in any other text, this reference provides illustrative chapters on the identification, diagnosis, and management of commonly encountered diseases and conditions in the care of the critically-ill patient. Researching the most recent clinical trials and supplying a extensive amount of tables, references, and figures, this guide examines issues significantly affecting the efficacy of care in the ICU, such as nutritional formulations, sedation methods, pain control, life-support technology, and the electronic health record.

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Sleep Apnea: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment (Lung Biology in Health and Disease) 2nd Edition

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Sleep apnea is a common chronic condition affecting millions of people. Written by a multidisciplinary team including sleep medicine specialists, pulmonologists, scientists, psychiatrists, otorhinolaryngologists, and more, this text provides essential scientific and clinical information for those treating and researching the condition.

Since the previous edition published, sleep medicine has become a fully formed medical speciality. This second edition has been expanded to contain more clinically relevant information regarding diagnosis and treatment, and includes:

  • New developments regarding the cardiovascular effects of sleep apnea
  • New developments regarding the role of sleep apnea in insulin resistance
  • Developing research on intermittent hypoxia in the disorder
  • Latest pharmacotherapeutic trials, addressed in the last chapter

Organized into sections and subsections to make the book easier for the reader to use, this essential text also examines sleep apnea in special populations, such as children, older adults or pregnant women, and takes into account gender differences in the disorder.

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Vaginal Surgery

 

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Surgical techniques that take advantage of the vaginal route are now used quite widely. The advantages of this approach are numerous: patient comfort, aesthetic results and, above all, reduced post-operative morbidity. In addition, the time necessary for hospitalization and convalescence are reduced, and that using instruments less onerous than those required for laparoscopy. Nevertheless, the application of this technique requires expertise, training, and experience. This is why this reference, resolutely didactic and practical, was written with the ambition to become a handbook of reference for the proven techniques of vaginal surgery.

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Color Atlas of the Autopsy 1st Edition

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Standing over the autopsy table gives you an unparalleled perspective on every element of the autopsy procedure. Remarkable details of disease and injury appear right before your eyes, presenting a complete picture that leads you in the direction of death. Now, those striking images have been taken from the table to the text in the only full-color guide to all aspects of the autopsy.

Forensic pathology is a visual discipline, making images essential to properly explaining the critical process. Featuring over 500 full-color photographs, Color Atlas of the Autopsy provides unadulterated access to every probe of the autopsy procedure. As the only atlas to focus on autopsy protocol, the book introduces the process and principles of the procedure to uninitiated professionals who interact with the pathologist before, during, and after the autopsy. This incomparable guide presents an astonishing visual experience that goes beyond a demonstration to demystify the autopsy.

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Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition: A Clinical Companion 1st Edition

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“This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting. This resource has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures.” Score: 100, 5 stars –Doody’s “This user-friendly, easy to understand, procedurally focused resource offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care.” K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP University of Texas Health Center Houston (From the Foreword) This companion is a highly accessible and comprehensive clinical guide to performing procedures in the office, urgent, and emergency care settings. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, it is the only volume to address procedures for all three specialty settings. This book presents 72 of the most commonly performed procedures used in these settings and organizes them into system-specific categories. Each procedure is presented using a concise format and includes original photos, line drawings, and tables to highlight the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure. Chapters include: Background of the procedure Patient preparation Treatment options Contraindications Special considerations Procedure preparation, including patient preparation and equipment Step-by-step instruction for procedure Post procedure considerations Education points Complications Author’s Pearls Resources

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Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Third Edition (Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursings) 3rd Edition

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I recommend this book as an introduction to new educators involved in clinical teaching.”–Journal for Nurses in Staff Development

This textbook presents a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students in clinical settings.

The book presents clinical teaching strategies that are effective and practical in a rapidly changing health care environment. It describes a range of teaching strategies useful for courses in which the teacher is on-site with students, in courses using preceptors, in simulation laboratories, and in distance education environments.

This book represents the cutting edge of educational strategies, examining innovative uses of virtual reality, game-based learning, and nontraditional sites for clinical teaching. Also discussed are culturally inclusive strategies, methods incorporating current technologies, and strategies for teaching students with disabilities.

Key Topics:

  • Choosing clinical learning assignments
  • Self-directed learning activities
  • Case method, case study, and grand rounds
  • Clinical Nurse Educator Examination Detailed Test Blueprint core competencies
  • Evaluation strategies and grading for written assignments
  • Ethical and legal issues in clinical teaching

Recognizing that clinical settings require different approaches to teaching, the contributors present all the tools necessary to help educators meet the challenges of this complex learning environment.

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Handbook of Dementing Illnesses, Second Edition (Neurological Disease and Therapy) Hardcover – June 13, 2006

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An up-to-date survey of the major dementing disorders, this guide provides the most recent clinical, epidemiological, and neurodiagnostic information related to the care and treatment of dementing illnesses-addressing subjects of vital importance such as ethics, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and neuropathology to stand as the foremost guide on the topic.

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