Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

Telling the compelling stories behind mankind’s never-ending quest to cure every disease, Kill or Cure uses an all-new format — a text-rich narrative combined with DK’s beautiful visual design — to trace the extraordinary history of medicine.

Beginning with early healers, chance discoveries, technological advancement, and “wonder” drugs, and using panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, Kill or Cure highlights information about human anatomy, surgical instruments, and medical breakthroughs while telling the dramatic tale of medical progress. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell the fascinating stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

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Rau’s Respiratory Care Pharmacology 8th Edition

Rau’s Respiratory Care Pharmacology 8th Edition

With an approach to learning as progressive as its content, Rau’s Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 8th Edition simplifies the process of learning challenging pharmacology material like never before. Rau’s effective approach uses broken-down terminology, relatable explanations, reader-friendly writing, and additional workbook guidance to help you easily master the text’s cutting-edge content – which includes the latest terms, pronunciations, in-depth sleep pharmacology, reality-based case studies, and SOAP assessment opportunities. Plus, the online interactive flashcards and audio pronunciation glossary offer additional learning formats tailored to your digital preferences.

  • Improved readability makes it easier for you to grasp difficult material.

  • Expanded! Key terms and definitions include over 275 terms with pronunciations.

  • Companion workbook offers a wide range of activities that help you apply knowledge gained from the core text and break down more difficult concepts beyond NBRC style multiple-choice questions.

  • Clinical Scenarios with follow-up SOAP assessment provide you with a reality-based patient case study and an opportunity to indicate standardized treatment.

  • Inside back cover offers a quick-reference list of the most commonly used abbreviations in pharmacology with full application.

  • Full-color format draws out special features and creates a more reader-friendly text.

  • Glossary aids your comprehension of pharmacology terminology.

  • Learning objectives parallel the recall, analysis, and application levels tested on the NBRC exam to prepare you for credentialing.

  • Key terms with definitions enable you to quickly master essential terminology.

  • Key Points boxes guide you in preparing for tests by identifying the most important concepts in each chapter.

  • Self-assessment questions allow you to test yourself on key information within the chapter.
  • Student Resources on Evolve, including an audio glossary and electronic flashcards, provide opportunities to hone your understanding of respiratory pharmacology concepts.
  • NEW! Chapter on sleep and sleep pharmacology keeps you at the forefront of this growing issue in respiratory care.

  • NEW! Online interactive flashcard program on Evolve features the most common respiratory care drugs mentioned in the book and includes:
    • Generic name/trade name

    • Mechanism of action

    • Indications and dosage

    • Contraindications

    • Side effects

    • NEW! Appendix provides a variety of lists and tables to prepare you for exams and professional practice.
      • List of the most commonly prescribed respiratory medications and acceptable mixtures of each

      • Units and System Measurements section with the common units of drug measurements and conversion charts for temperature, liquid and solid forms, and drug estimation times and body weight estimations
      • NEW! Audio glossary of pharmacology terms on Evolve helps you master pronunciation and improve term recall.

       

     

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Neonatology Questions and Controversies: Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Pharmacology (Neonatology: Questions & Controversies) 2nd Edition

Neonatology Questions and Controversies: Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Pharmacology (Neonatology: Questions & Controversies) 2nd Edition

Dr. Richard Polin’s Neonatology Questions and Controversies series highlights the toughest challenges facing physicians and care providers in clinical practice, offering trustworthy guidance on up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options in the field. In each volume, renowned experts address the clinical problems of greatest concern to today’s practitioners, helping you handle difficult practice issues and provide optimal, evidence-based care to every patient.

The thoroughly updated, full-color, 2nd Edition of Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Pharmacology: 

  • Provides a clear management strategy for common and rare neonatal infectious diseases, offering guidance based on the most up-to-date understanding of underlying pathophysiology. 
  • Places emphasis on controversial areas that can entail different approaches. 
  • Features the most current clinical information throughout, including a new immunology section that covers inborn errors of immunity presenting in the newborn period and clinical and molecular markers for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. 
  • Includes new chapters on COVID-19; congenital syphilis; gonococcal eye prophylaxis; organ dysfunction in sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis; and drug-associated acute kidney injury. 
  • Utilizes a consistent chapter organization to help you find information quickly and easily, and contains numerous charts, graphs, radiographic images, and photographs throughout. 
  • Offers the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who share their knowledge of new trends and developments in neonatal care. 

Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 7-volume Neonatology Questions and Controversies set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles! 

  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition 
  • Hematology and Transfusion Medicine 
  • Neonatal Hemodynamics 
  • Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Pharmacology 
  • Renal, Fluid, and Electrolyte Disorders 
  • Neurology 
  • The Newborn Lung 

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Cancer Pharmacology: An Illustrated Manual of Anticancer Drugs (Paperback) – Highly Rated Pharmacology Book 1st Edition

Cancer Pharmacology: An Illustrated Manual of Anticancer Drugs (Paperback) – Highly Rated Pharmacology Book 1st Edition

Cancer Pharmacology: An Illustrated Manual of Anticancer Drugs provides a one-stop guide to the essential basic and clinical science of all the effective, life-prolonging drug therapies in oncology. From traditional cytotoxic agents to targeted genomic, epigenomic, hormonal, and immunotherapeutic agents, this pharmacology book covers the staggering advances in cancer pharmacology that are propelling new standards of care for common and uncommon malignancies.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, each chapter in this cancer pharmacology guide contains visually engaging figures detailing the tumor microenvironment, chemical structures of agents, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomic, and molecular properties of the various agents, and their mechanisms of action. As the first illustrated book of its kind, this highly visual text uses a uniform approach to each cancer drug class and agent presented in the book, and covers alkylating agents, antimetabolites, antimitotics, epigenetic modulators, hormonal agents, targeted therapies, monoclonal antibodies, immunotherapeutic agents, and much more.

Flow diagrams, clinical tables, and bulleted text further explain important information pertaining to each cancer drug class including their indications, mechanisms of action, potential adverse reactions, dosing and dose adjustments, and safety monitoring. Organized in an easy-to-digest format and replete with detailed images, clinical pearls, and end of chapter Q&As, this evidence-based reference presents all major classes, agents, targets, and approaches to oncology pharmacotherapy.

Key Features:

  • Includes visual depictions of chemical structures, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics associated with each class of agents
  • Describes how chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, work and why they are expected to work adjuvantly, neoadjuvantly, and in combination with other modalities
  • Over 135 highly stylized images and numerous comprehensive tables
  • Covers challenges related to drug development, drug approval and regulatory issues in relation to anticancer treatments
  • All chapters conclude with clinical pearls and detailed clinical Q&As with descriptive rationales
  • Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices or computers

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Anticancer Therapeutics: From Drug Discovery to Clinical Applications 1st Edition

Anticancer Therapeutics: From Drug Discovery to Clinical Applications 1st Edition

An integrated presentation of the basic science and clinical applications of anticancer agents

Aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate readers, this unique text provides readers with a fully-integrated presentation of all aspects of the science of anticancer drugs, including their chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical applications.

After heart disease, cancer is the number one killer worldwide, and the tumor microenvironment is forever changing, creating an ever-greater demand for safer, more effective anticancer agents. In response to that demand, the $100 billion cancer drug market continues to grow, with our increased understanding of cancer leading to new drugs being used clinically almost every year.

Anticancer Therapeutics is divided into three sections. Section 1 is an introduction to cancer and therapeutics, and covers the etiology and cellular and molecular basis of cancer. In Section 2, the authors focus on the anticancer agents — their discovery, synthesis, mode of action, mechanisms of resistance, and adverse reactions. Section 3 focuses on specific cancers, explaining how and why the various agents discussed in Section 2 are used, both individually and in combination, to treat different cancers.

  • Integrates aspects of basic science, including chemistry and pharmacology and clinical medicine in relation to cancer therapeutics
  • Written by an author team comprising specialists in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and oncology
  • Features full-color images throughout illustrating how drugs bind to cellular targets and exert their pharmacological effect
  • Divided into three sections, covering the etiology and cellular and molecular basis of cancer, anticancer agents, and drug applications for different cancers.

Providing the reader with an integrated understanding of all aspects of the science of anticancer agents, this is an ideal textbook for undergraduates studying medicine, nursing, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology and other allied heath / life sciences. It is also a valuable bench reference for pharmacists, medics, and pharmaceutical researchers working in both academia and industry.

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Transfusion Medicine 5th Edition

Transfusion Medicine 5th Edition

Explore this concise and clinically focused approach to the field of blood banking and transfusion therapy  

The Fifth Edition of Transfusion Medicine delivers a succinct, thorough, clinically focused, practical and authoritative treatment of a full range of topics in transfusion therapy. This ranges from issues with the blood supply, recruitment of both whole blood and apheresis donors, blood collection and storage, blood testing, blood safety, and transmissible diseases. This edition has been fully updated and revised to include exciting cellular therapies for cancer, transplantation of both hematopoietic cells and solid organs, infectious diseases and regenerative medicine.       

The Fifth Edition includes new authors with highly relevant content that provides a solid grounding for readers in the field. The book:  

  • Is an approachable comprehensive guide to the field of blood banking and transfusion medicine 
  • Provides complete and timely perspective on  crucial topics, including the HLA system in transfusion medicine and transplantation and quality programs in blood banking and transfusion medicine 
  • Is extensively referenced, making it simple for readers to conduct further research on the topics of interest to them  
  • Includes new chapters on pediatric transfusion medicine and pathogen reduction  
  • Has an expended chapter on patient blood management 
  • Provides extensive discussions of the clinical use of blood transfusion in a wide variety of clinical situations including recent development In the management of acute traumatic blood loss   
  • Provides updated information about blood groups and molecular testing making inroads into clinical practice along with discussions of laboratory detection of blood groups and provision of red cells  

Perfect for all those working in the field of blood banking, transfusion medicine and hematology or oncology and fellows in pathology, hematology, surgery and anesthesiology. Transfusion Medicine is a good introduction for technologists specializing in blood banking and non-medical personnel working in areas related to hematology and transfusion medicine. Transfusion Medicine will also earn a place in the libraries of practicing pathologists with responsibility for  blood banks. 

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Step-Up to Medicine (Step-Up Series) 5th Edition

Step-Up to Medicine (Step-Up Series) 5th Edition

Find what you need to know—fast This bestselling volume in the popular Step-Up series provides a high-yield review of medicine, ideal for preparing for clerkships or clinical rotations, shelf exams, and the USMLE Step 2. Clinical pearls, full-color illustrations, and “Quick Hits” provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner to help you excel on your exams and succeed in the clinical setting. Also includes a 100-question practice exam to support preparation. 

  • Updated and revised content reflects extensive research with faculty and students.
  • Figures, charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate retention of essential material.
  • Enhanced high-yield outline format and Quick Hits save time and help students review more efficiently.
  • 100-question practice exam helps students prepare for shelf and board.
  • Succinct, outline approach keeps “extra” material to a minimum, focusing on the core content students need to know.
  • Clinical pearls help students “file away” clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine.
  • Easy-to-follow algorithms demonstrate examples of effective clinical reasoning, particularly for similar complaints.
  • Coverage includes every essential area of medicine, including body system diseases and disorders; fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base disorders; hematologic diseases and neoplasms; infectious diseases; diseases of the skin and hypersensitivity disorders; and ambulatory medicine.
  • Helpful appendices cover radiographic and electrocardiogram interpretation, physical examination pearls, workup and management of common problems on the wards, basic statistics and evidence-based medicine, and end-of-life issues and informed consent.

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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine – 2 Volume Set 7th Edition

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine – 2 Volume Set 7th Edition

Offering today’s most authoritative, comprehensive coverage of sleep disorders, Kryger’s Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 7th Edition, is a must-have resource for sleep medicine specialists, fellows, trainees, and technicians, as well as pulmonologists, neurologists, and other clinicians who see patients with sleep-related issues. It provides a solid understanding of underlying basic science as well as complete coverage of emerging advances in management and treatment for a widely diverse patient population. Evidence-based content, hundreds of full-color illustrations, and a wealth of additional resources online help you make well-informed clinical decisions and offer your patients the best possible care.

  • Contains new chapters on sleep in intersex and transgender individuals; sleep telemedicine and remote PAP adherence monitoring; and sleep and the menstrual cycle, as well as increased coverage of treatment and management of pediatric patients. 
  • Includes expanded sections on pharmacology, sleep in individuals with other medical disorders, and methodology. 
  • Discusses updated treatments for sleep apnea and advancements in CPAP therapy. 
  • Offers access to 95 video clips online, including expert interviews and sleep study footage of various sleep disorders. 
  • Meets the needs of practicing clinicians as well as those preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination or recertification exams, with more than 950 self-assessment questions, answers, and rationales online. 
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Addiction Medicine 2nd Edition

Addiction Medicine 2nd Edition

Integrating scientific knowledge with today’s most effective treatment options, Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice, 2nd Edition, provides a wealth of information on addictions to substances and behavioral addictions. It discusses the concrete research on how the brain and body are affected by addictions, improving your understanding of how patients develop addictions and how best to personalize treatment and improve outcomes. This essential text is ideal for anyone who deals with patients with addictions in clinical practice, including psychiatrists, health psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, drug counselors, trainees, and general physicians/family practitioners.

  • Clearly explains the role of brain function in drug taking and other habit-forming behaviors, and shows how to apply this biobehavioral framework to the delivery of evidence-based treatment.

 

  • Provides clinically relevant details on not only traditional sources of addiction such as cocaine, opiates, and alcohol, but also more recently recognized substances of abuse (e.g., steroids, inhalants) as well as behavioral addictions (e.g., binge eating, compulsive gambling, hoarding).

 

  • Discusses current behavioral and medical therapies in depth, while also addressing social contexts that may affect personalized treatment.

 

  • Contains new information on compliance-enhancing interventions, cognitive behavioral treatments, behavioral management, and other psychosocial interventions.

 

  • Includes neurobiological, molecular, and behavioral theories of addiction, and includes a section on epigenetics.

 

  • Contains up-to-date information throughout, including a new definition of status epilepticus, a current overview of Lennox Gastaut syndrome, and updates on new FDA-approved drugs for pediatric neurological disorders.

 

  • Features expanded sections on evidence-based treatment options including pharmacotherapy, pharmacogenetics, and potential vaccines.

 

  • Addresses addiction in regards to specific populations, including adolescents, geriatric, pregnant women, and health care professionals.

 

  • Includes contributions from expert international authors, making this a truly global reference to addiction medicine.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Nursing2021 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook) Forty-First Edition

Nursing2021 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook) Forty-First Edition

THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians…always dependable, always up to date The thoroughly updated Nursing2021 Drug Handbook includes:

  • Nursing-focused drug monographs featuring for over 3,700 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format
  • 63 brand-new FDA-approved drugs 
  • More than 8,200 clinical updates —new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information
  • Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns
  • Photoguide insert with images of 450 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules.

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