Instant Wisdom for GPs: Pearls from All the Specialities 2nd Edition

Instant Wisdom for GPs: Pearls from All the Specialities 2nd Edition

Every consultant has pearls of wisdom they wish they could share with GPs: knowledge they have acquired from years of experience and evidence-based study, which could lead to improved speed and decision in referral, more efficient use of resources and, overall, better patient care. Instant Wisdom for GPs gathers these pearls together, presenting ten bullet-point gems from a comprehensive range of clinical specialties, together with advice on obscure or overlooked diagnoses, guidance on how to distinguish tricky differentials and tips on prescribing.

The content has been thoroughly revised and updated for this second edition. New chapters have been added on alcohol use disorders, behavioural problems in children, clinical biochemistry, emergency presentations, genetics and genomics, obesity and bariatric medicine, and women’s health, all from contributors expert in these fields.

Key Features:

  • Each specialty chapter offers ten pearls of wisdom, with detailed explanation from a leading consultant

  • ‘Obscure or overlooked diagnoses’ flag conditions which the GP might not have heard about or might overlook or confuse with others

  • ‘Easily confused’ sections highlight at-a-glance diagnoses which can be challenging to distinguish from each other, presented in an easy-to-read table

  • ‘Prescribing points’ in each chapter highlight relevant issues around prescribing, including tips, warnings and clarifications

  • Fully revised and updated with six new chapters

Edited by Keith Hopcroft, author of the critically acclaimed Symptom Sorter, this practical and accessible guide distils years of knowledge, experience, and key evidence into 32 concise and easy-to-navigate chapters and is essential reading for trainee and practicing GPs.


Cloherty and Stark’s Manual of Neonatal Care Ninth Edition

Cloherty and Stark’s Manual of Neonatal Care Ninth Edition

Practical, informative, and easy to read, Cloherty and Stark’s Manual of Neonatal Care, 9th Edition, offers an up-to-date approach to the diagnosis and medical management of routine and complex conditions encountered in the newborn. Written by expert authors from major neonatology programs across the U.S. and edited by Drs. Eric C. Eichenwald, Anne R. Hansen, Camilia R. Martin, and Ann R. Stark, this popular manual has been fully updated to reflect recent advances in the field, providing NICU physicians, neonatal-perinatal fellows, residents, and neonatal nurse practitioners with quick access to key clinical information.

  • Provides essential, detailed information on the evaluation and management of common and unusual neonatal conditions, with extensive updates from cover to cover.
  • Includes new information on multiple topics, including genetics, respiratory management, infectious diseases, and neonatal jaundice, with 2 new chapters on quality improvement and safety in the NICU, and racial disparities in neonatal care.
  • Uses an easy-access outline format and numerous tables to help you find what you need quickly.
  • Features extensive family support content, with chapters on breastfeeding, developmentally supportive care, bereavement, and decision-making and ethical dilemmas.
  • Contains appendices on neonatal emergency drug dosing and intubation sedation guidelines for fast reference.

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Fundamentals of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis 5th Edition

Fundamentals of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis 5th Edition

Learn how to accurately analyze urine and body fluids with Fundamentals of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, 5th Edition. Known for its clear writing style, logical organization, and vivid full-color illustrations, this renowned textoffers the perfect level and depth of information for understanding the fundamental principles of urine and body fluids frequently encountered in the clinical laboratory.This includes the collection and analysis of urine, fecal specimens, vaginal secretions, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal, synovial, seminal, amniotic, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids. Author Nancy Brunzel also shares her extensive knowledge and expertise in the field as she highlights key information and walks you through essential techniques and procedures ― showing you how to correlate data with your knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology in order to understand pathologic processes.

  • Study questions and case studies in each chapter reinforce comprehension and application, with an answer key located in the back of the book.
  • UNIQUE! Table of crystal images based on shape serves as a single, comprehensive guide to the identification of crystals in urine sediment.
  • UNIQUE! Image Gallery of Urine Sedimentprovides alternate views of sediment components to augment the numerous classic photomicrographs already present in the Microscopic Examination of Urine chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Quick Guides to urine and body fluid photomicrographs make it fast and easy to find a photo of a specific cell type or component of interest.
  • UNIQUETables with high quality polarizing microscopy photomicrographs demonstrate the differences in birefringent intensity of substances with and without a red compensator.
  • The most complete collection of high-quality, full-color images enables optimal identification of microscopic components in urine and other body fluids.
  • NEW! Fully updated content provides valuable information on the latest techniques and advances in the field.
  • NEW! Enhanced content, new tables, and new images facilitate the microscopic differentiation of monocytes, macrophages, and mesothelial cells in pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial fluids.
  • NEW! More than 250 photomicrographs of cells and other components in body fluid and urine sediment serve as a visual quick reference for identification during analysis.
  • NEW! Thumbprint images embedded in numerous tables enhance learning and serve as an invaluable resource when performing fluid analysis at the bench.


Pilbeam’s Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications 6th Edition

Pilbeam’s Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications 6th Edition

Learn everything you need to safely and compassionately care for patients requiring ventilator support with Pilbeam’s Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications, 6th Edition. Known for its simple explanations and in-depth coverage of patient-ventilator management, this evidence-based text walks readers through the most fundamental and advanced concepts surrounding mechanical ventilation and guides them in properly applying these principles to patient care. This new edition features a completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics, additional case studies and clinical scenarios, plus all the reader-friendly features that promote critical thinking and clinical application ― like key points, AARC clinical practice guidelines, and critical care concepts ― that have helped make this text a household name among respiratory care professionals.

  • UNIQUE! Chapter on ventilator associated pneumonia provides in-depth, comprehensive coverage of this challenging issue.
  • Brief patient case studies list important assessment data and pose a critical thinking question to readers.
  • Critical Care Concepts are presented in short questions to engage readers in applying knowledge to difficult concepts.
    • Clinical scenarios cover patient presentation, assessment data, and treatment options to acquaint readers with different clinical situations.
    • NBRC exam-style assessment questions at the end of each chapter offer practice for the certification exam.
    • Key Point boxes highlight need-to-know information.
    • Logical chapter sequence builds on previously learned concepts and information.
    • Bulleted end-of-chapter summaries help readers to review and assess their comprehension.
    • Excerpts of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) make it easy to access important information regarding indications/contraindications, hazards and complications, assessment of need, assessment of outcome, and monitoring.
      • Chapter outlines show the big picture of each chapter’s content.
      • Glossary of mechanical ventilation terminology includes definitions to highlighted key terms in each chapter.
      • NEW! Completely revised chapter on ventilator graphics offers a more practical explanation of ventilator graphics and what readers need to know when looking at abnormal graphics.
      • NEW! Additional case studies and clinical scenarios cover real-life scenarios that highlight the current trends in pathologies in respiratory care.




Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia 1st Edition

Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia 1st Edition

With its many diagnostic categories, relevant variants, and rare tumors, soft tissue pathology is one of the most challenging areas of surgical pathology. Focusing on the cutaneous soft tissue specimens and reactive mimics most likely to be encountered by pathologists and dermatopathologists, Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia is a superbly illustrated, easy-to-use atlas designed to be used beside the microscope for efficient diagnosis and classification of soft tissue tumors of the skin.

  • Features high-quality histologic and clinical images of multiple examples of each tumor, with captions and bulleted text for quick reference.
  • Uses a high-yield format that facilitates a rapid and accurate diagnosis, including:
  • Characteristic clinical setting
  • Key morphologic features
  • Immunohistochemical properties
  • Molecular diagnostic testing (where applicable)
  • Offers the most complete presentation available of this complex family of tumors, authored by renowned experts in dermatopathology.


Principles and Practice of Clinical Research 4th Edition

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research 4th Edition

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide a comprehensive look at both the fundamental principles and expanding practice of clinical research. New to this edition of this highly regarded reference, authors have focused on examples that broadly reflect clinical research on a global scale while including a discussion of international regulations, studies, and implications.

In addition to key topics such as bioethics, clinical outcome data, cultural diversity, protocol guidelines, and “omic” platforms, this edition contains new chapters devoted to electronic health records and information resources for clinical researchers, as well as the many opportunities associated with big data. Covering a vast number of topics and practical advice for both novice and advanced clinical investigators, this book is a highly relevant and essential resource for all those involved in conducting research.

  • Features input from experts in the field dedicated to translating scientific research from bench to bedside and back
  • Provides expanded coverage of global clinical research
  • Contains hands-on, practical suggestions, illustrations, and examples throughout
  • Includes new chapters on the international regulation of drugs and biologics, the emergence of the important role of comparative effectiveness research and how to identify clinical risks and manage patient safety in a clinical research setting


A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology 2nd Edition

This practical, extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. The content is presented as brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background for each area, plus detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the relevant analytical procedures. Each technical section includes quality control considerations and the optimum presentation of results. In addition to the comprehensive ‘basic’ semen analysis, incorporating careful analysis of sperm morphology, the handbook provides established techniques for the use of computer-aided sperm analysis and sperm functional assessment. The interpretation of laboratory results in the clinical context is highlighted throughout, and safe laboratory practice is emphasized. Fully revised, incorporating the new ISO TS 23162 on basic human semen analysis throughout, this is an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who perform diagnostic testing for male-factor infertility.


Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM)/Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Medical Student Educators’ Handbook

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM)/Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Medical Student Educators’ Handbook

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM)/Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Medical Student Educators’ Handbook This book represents the collaborative efforts of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), an academy within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), to update the 1st edition and to provide readers with cutting-edge information about best practices in medical student education. The goal of this book is to assist emergency medicine faculty interested in medical student education in their efforts to teach emergency medicine and to develop a more successful emergency medicine clerkship based on highlighted best practices. It should be noted, however, that this book is not just for emergency medicine clerkship directors. Anyone who teaches medical students in the emergency department will greatly benefit. This book is intended to offer the emergency medicine educator tools to deal with the challenges of running a successful emergency medicine clerkship, including addressing administrative and political considerations, supporting faculty involvement, determining methods for evaluation, and developing novel teaching tools. We envision its use as a reference for up-to-date, practical information. Although the target audience is primarily emergency medicine faculty interested in medical student education, many of the topics covered are translatable to other medical student clerkships in various fields of medicine. Thus, this book will benefit a broad spectrum of medical student educators.


Ruppel’s Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing 12th Edition

Ruppel’s Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing 12th Edition

Master pulmonary function testing procedures ― and prepare for PFT credentialing exams! Ruppel’s Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 12th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of common pulmonary function tests, testing techniques, and the pathophysiology that may be evaluated by each test. It also includes information on equipment, measurement software, reference values, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions such as asthma, COPD, and emphysema.Written by Carl D. Mottram, a well-known expert in pulmonary function procedures, this bestselling guide helps you get accurate test results every time.

  • Entry- and Advanced-Level objectives prepare you for success on the NBRC’s Pulmonary Function Technologist credentialing examinations and follow the content guidelines of the CPFT and RPFT exam matrices from the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • How To boxes provide step-by-step guidelines to performing pulmonary function tests, taking the guesswork out of completing accurate and result-producing tests.
    • Case studies provide problem-solving challenges for real-life patient scenarios, including each case history, PFT testing results, a technologist’s comments, and questions and answers.
    • PFT Tips highlight and reinforce the most important pulmonary function testing information in every chapter.
      • Convenient study features include key terms, chapter outlines, learning objectives, chapter summary points, suggested readings, a glossary, and self-assessment questions.
      • Authoritative, all-in-one resource eliminates the need to search for information in other sources.
      • Criteria for acceptability and repeatability are included in each test section, as well as interpretive strategies to help you adhere to recognized testing standards.
      • NEW! Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing chapter Includes updates in alignment with the 2019 ATS-ERS Spirometry Standards.
      • NEW! Spirometry chapter adds updated Information per the new 2019 ATS-ERS Spirometry Technical Standard.
      • NEW! Diffusing Capacity Tests chapter is aligned with the 2014 ERS-ATS Technical Standard and the 2017 Global Lung Initiative (GLI) DLCO reference set.
        • NEW! Bronchoprovocation Challenge Testing chapter is updated with the 2017 ERS Methacholine Challenge Technical Standard and 2018 ERS Indirect Bronchial Challenge Testing (e.g., mannitol, exercise, hyperventilation, cold air).
        • NEW! Specialized Test Regimens chapter includes 2018 ATS Reference Values in Children.
        • NEW! Pulmonary Function Testing Equipment chapter is updated withnew equipment and vendors.
        • NEW! Quality Systems in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory chapter is updated with the newest version of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institutes (CLSI) Quality Management System (QMS01), which is the basis for any laboratory quality program, and a new table of recommended target CVs for Biological control (BioQC).
        • NEW! Reference Values and Interpretation Strategies chapter adds new GLI (Global Lung Function Initiative) reference sets for Diffusing of the Lung and Lungs Volumes.





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