surgery of the liver bile ducts and pancreas in children

mark davenport


surgery of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas in children, third edition describes the modern approach to the diagnosis, management and surgery of childhood conditions of the liver and associated structures. the first edition was recognized worldwide as a landmark publication and helped to establish pediatric hepatobiliary surgery as a discrete subspecialty; the second was expanded to include pancreatic diseases, transplantation and trauma. this third edition is overseen by a new editorial team from two world-leading centers for children's liver surgery: king's college hospital in london, and lurie children's hospital in chicago. the book has been further expanded and updated by a team of international experts to take account of the very latest advances in research and more

sensitive skin syndrome

golara honari


sensitive skin is a widely reported condition where there is subjective cutaneous hyper-reactivity to environmental factors. progress has been made in many aspects of the background science that will help clinicians in their management of patients presenting with the condition. this new text sums up the advances in thinking on pathophysiology, classification, methods of investigation, and the different susceptibilities of different types of more

operative management of vascular anomalies arin greene


vascular anomalies are common lesions affecting at least 5% of the population. patients often require multi-disciplinary care. this is a “how-to” text that illustrates the principles and techniques for the surgical management of vascular anomalies. the book covers the entire field of vascular anomalies. in addition, the text describes the operative management of these lesions in different anatomical locations. the book was designed so that it can be easily referenced, and contains classification, operative principles, figures, and video provided by experts in the field.

atlas of gastrointestinal surgery volume 1

corinne sandone


the first edition of this superb atlas on surgery of the biliary tract, pancreas, and liver was published nearly 20 years ago. dr. cameron has revisited and updated this classic work to include laparoscopic techniques and to demonstrate new procedures and the current status of gastrointestinal surgical procedures. written for the experienced surgeon, this two-volume work is beautifully illustrated with anatomical watercolour paintings by co-author corinne sandone that elevate the work to a level not seen in other atlases. the goal of this volume is to present the alimentary tract procedures performed – and in some instances initiated – at the johns hopkins hospital in such a fashion that other alimentary tract surgeons can learn these techniques and perform them more

surgery for ovarian cancer

robert e. bristow


updated and expanded, the third edition of surgery for ovarian cancer focuses on essential techniques for the effective management of ovarian cancer. it reflects the most contemporary science and surgical applications for the management of patients with ovarian cancer and related peritoneal surface malignancies. this new edition takes a step-by-step approach and includes new intraoperative photographs and videos illustrating surgical procedures. it is principally devoted to the technical aspects of cytoreductive surgery, with chapters divided according to anatomic region. the chapters cover relevant anatomical considerations, surgical challenges specific to each region, and operative approaches and techniques favored by the authors. the list of contributing authors has been expanded from the previous edition and includes international and world-renowned experts from the fields of gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology. the topics of minimally invasive surgery, secondary cytoreduction, palliative surgery, and postoperative care are also covered in detail.
new to the third edition are chapters on preoperative risk stratification, regional therapeutics and peritonectomy procedures, and quality assurance relating to ovarian cancer surgery. this comprehensive text is essential reading for all practitioners working with patients with ovarian more

ovulation induction evidence based guidelines for daily practice

ben j. cohlen


anovulation – one of the most common causes of infertility – is here given a thorough review, with classification of the different subtypes, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated, and the possible complications and outcomes involved. this is a comprehensive evidence-based summary from an international expert team, with guidelines for daily practice clearly stated and summarized for your more

obstetrics gynaecology an evidence based text for mrcog

david m. luesley


modelled after the current mrcog curriculum, the new edition of this bestselling book provides all the information a specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology or senior house officer needs during training or when preparing for the mrcog examination. obstetrics & gynaecology: an evidence-based text for mrcog covers the latest professional guidelines and developments in obstetrics and gynaecology and continues to provide an easily accessible source of information for those practising as specialists. the book's subsections within obstetrics and gynaecology are divided in line with the rcog trainee logbook. the text is consistently structured throughout to ensure ease of reference with standardized headings including definitions, incidence, aetiology, investigations and management. focusing on standards and an evidence-based approach, each chapter includes material on mrcog standards in an easy-to-consult format. information on evidence-based medicine is also included to provide a rapid summary of the evidence relating to the interventions and treatments discussed.
this text will continue to be an invaluable companion to the higher training of obstetricians and gynaecologists and a useful ready reference for those in established more

get through first frcr mcqs for the physics module

grant mair


completely up to date with the latest examination changes, get through first frcr: mcqs for the physics module offers a valuable insight into the new physics module of the first frcr examination. over 200 5-part true/false mcqs are presented according to syllabus topics, accurately reflecting the content, style and level of difficulty of the actual examination questions. all answers are supplemented with clear, detailed explanations to develop candidates' understanding and to explain why their answers are right, or wrong. featuring a wealth of practice mcqs plus one full mock examination, this book has been designed for candidates to assess their knowledge, identify topics that require further study and to build up confidence in preparation for the exam day. written by specialty trainees in radiology, under the guidance and expertise of jerry williams, consultant medical physicist, get through first frcr: mcqs for the physics module is the essential revision tool for all first frcr candidates preparing for the newly revised more

the primary frca structured oral exam guide 2

kate mccombe


this book is the definitive revision aid to the primary frca structured oral examination. the second edition is revised and updated in line with the new royal college of anaesthetists guide, with eight new sections to reflect changes to the rca's model questions and a major revision of six of the existing sections. packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this second volume covers pharmacology, special patient groups and critical incidents in depth. following the exam syllabus, the guide offers a pragmatic approach to help readers through the tangled thickets of the more

primary frca structured oral exam guide 1

lara wijayasiri


the primary frca structured oral examination study guide 1 is the definitive revision aid to the primary frca structured oral examination. this second edition is revised and updated in line with the new royal college of anaesthetists 'guide to the primary frca', with over 20 new topics to reflect changes to the rcoa's model questions and major revisions to graphs, diagrams and many of the pre-existing sections. packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this first volume covers physiology and physics. the nearly 50 physiology topics covered include lung function, hypoxia, acid-base balance, pain pathways, oxygen transport, cerebral blood flow and more. nearly 30 physics topics are covered including gas laws, oxygen measurement, cardiac output monitoring, safety features of the anaesthetic machine, resuscitation bags and valves, depth of anaesthesia monitoring and more. the second edition of this hugely popular book is improved in clarity and content but stays true to the pragmatic approach adopted by the authors in the first more

surgical sbas for finals with explanatory answers

hester thomas


single best answer (sba) questions are increasingly popular in medical examinations, and can be challenging: more than one answer may at first appear correct, creating pitfalls for the unwary. this book has been written for medical students throughout their clinical years, including a mixture of clinical and basic science questions that cover the essential topics of surgery. the questions test and reaffirm knowledge through clinical scenarios, making the subject matter engaging, enjoyable and memorable. explanatory answers both aid learning and help candidates identify areas where further revision is more

practice questions in trauma and orthopaedics for the frcs

pankaj sharma


this book includes a foreword by nicola maffulli, professor of trauma and orthopaedic surgery, keele university school of medicine, and consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, north staffordshire royal infirmary and city general hospital, staffordshire. the new structure of the fellowship of the royal college of surgeons (frcs) examination requires candidates to complete two papers in extended matching question (emq) and multiple choice question (mcq) format. this invaluable revision aid contains a 'bank' of over 350 questions in self-test format. comprehensive answers are detailed at the end of each section. with a focus on high-yield topics, students can choose use the resource in the early stages as an overview of the subjects, then later as an ideal exam revision aid. there's nothing else like it! specialist registrars preparing for the frcs (trauma and orthopaedics) examination will find this an essential revision aid. it is also useful for basic surgical trainees preparing for the membership of the royal college of surgeons (mrcs) more

concise notes in oncology for mrcp and mrcs

kefah mokbel


this new updated and expanded edition challenges many widely held views on the links between poverty and child health. it brings together new evidence, both historical and current, and considers the practical implications for health and social policy, outlining innovative approaches to future development. poverty and child health is vital reading for paediatricians and child health workers, doctors and health service managers, social service professionals, social scientists and everyone with an interest in shaping health and social more

holistic approaches to infectious diseases

joshy k. s.


this book takes a holistic approach to the prevention and control of infectious diseases from enteric pathogens, covering different concepts and approaches to address these challenging diseases, with special emphasis on hiv and aids. it examines several different approaches, such as ayurvedic, bioinformatic, and fungal- and metal-based treatment of diseases in the first section. the remaining chapters fully focus on various approaches specifically to hiv and aids, one of the most challenging infectious disease known to mankind. the book also discusses recent trends in hiv and aids research, ongoing treatments, case studies, and major more

emergency medicine diagnosis and management

anthony f. t. brown


emergency medicine: diagnosis and management incorporates the latest ideas and evidence base underpinning best practice emergency medicine care. this book covers a wide variety of emergencies, including general medical, critical care, infectious disease, foreign travel, acid-base and electrolytes to surgical, orthopaedic, paediatric, obstretrics and gynaecology, ophthalmic, ent and psychiatric, as well as toxicology, practical procedures and administrative and legal issues. presented in an easy-to-read format, the book includes succinct bullet point text, synoptic tables, charts and diagrams to find key information quickly, in a new edition aimed as much for use at the bedside as it is for studying. every emergency topic is approached in the same standardized format covering first the diagnosis and then management. diagnosis includes essential knowledge to elicit in the history including background and epidemiology, characteristic features on examination including vital signs and organ-specific findings, and investigations such as bedside testing, laboratory testing, and radiology.
management then covers general supportive measures, specific treatment, and the disposal decision including whether time-critical, to which specialty and conversely who may safely go home. the text is supported by a wealth of additional online material at including high-resolution clinical images, videos, case-based questions, examination material and links to online references. this edition is completely revised and contains up-to-date evidence on every topic, including the latest 2015 cpr guidelines, sepsis guidelines, major trauma management, hiv care and many other newly released treatment more

cardiology science and technology

dhanjoo n. ghista


cardiology science and technology comprehensively deals with the science and biomedical engineering formulations of cardiology. as a textbook, it addresses the teaching, research, and clinical aspects of cardiovascular medical engineering and computational cardiology. the books consists of two sections. the first section deals with left ventricular (lv) wall stress, cardiac contractility, ventricular remodeling, active wall stress and systolic pressure generation, and vector cardiogram characteristics, with applications in cardiology. the second section covers ecg signal analysis for arrhythmias detection, lv pumping (intra-lv, aortic and coronary flow) characteristics, and coronary bypass surgery design, with applications in cardiology and cardiac surgery. this book is like an exciting train ride through the heart and into blood flows within its chamber, the coronary tree, the aorta, and finally into coronary flow and bypass grafting. the train starts from the heart's central station and journeys through exciting places of heart wall stresses, cardiac contractility measures to characterize heart failure, and active stress generation to develop systolic heart pressure.
we learn about cardiomyopathic heart remodeling and its surgical ventricular restoration, theory of ecg and vector cardiogram with medical applications, and heart rate variability signal processing to detect cardiac arrhythmias. in the heart chamber, we witness the amazing intricate intra-ventricular flow patterns. then, we study pressure pulse wave propagation into the aorta, determination of pulse wave velocity and arterial elasticity as a measure of arteriosclerosis. we climb into the mountainous coronary terrain and look at the fascinating scenery of coronary flows and myocardial perfusion that governs cardiac contractility. finally, we arrive at coronary bypass grafting and witness the new sequential anastomosis design for enhanced patency. this fascinating journey helps us to fully appreciate cardiology from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics viewpoint. the book represents what can be termed as computational cardiology, and hence belongs to the emerging field of computational more

ophthalmic nursing

mary e. shaw


ophthalmic nursing provides an overview for those just setting out in a role within ophthalmic nursing. it includes basic and comprehensible anatomy and physiology – the foundations for understanding how the eye functions and why and how problems occur – and relates them to the care and needs of the patient. this accessible text includes evidence-based procedure guidelines and the inclusion of reflective activities in most chapters allows readers to apply their knowledge to the realities of the care setting. also covered are the most recent national institute for health and care excellence (nice) guidelines for glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many advances in the care and management of the ophthalmic patient. the authors have updated the chapters accordingly and included new colour images and diagrams. references, further reading and websites have also been updated to reflect current trends. a valuable resource for nurses in practice and training, this book continues to be the 'go-to' source for those caring for the ophthalmic more

radiology for undergraduate finals and foundation years key topics and question types

tristan barrett


basic knowledge of radiology is essential for medical students regardless of the specialty they plan to enter. hospital patients increasingly undergo some form of imaging, ranging from plain film through to ct and mri. as technologies and techniques advance and radiology grows in scope, medical school curricula are reflecting its increased importance. this book provides a mixture of case-based teaching, structured questions, and self-assessment techniques relevant to the evolving modern curriculum. it covers critical areas including knowledge of when to investigate a patient, which modality best answers a specific clinical question and how to interpret chest and abdominal x-rays. along with final year medical students, this book will also benefit postgraduate fy1 and fy2 junior doctors and those in the earlier clinical years who wish to expland their radiology knowledge. it also provides a useful basic radiology primer for the early mrcp and mrcs examinations. ‘it is a great honour to be asked to provide a foreword for this excellent and unusual text. there is an eminently practical range of topics covered in this book and this reflects the commonsense approach by the authors.
the images are good and the explanatory text educationally valuable and very much to the point.’ – from the foreword by professor adrian k. dixonshow more

textbook of diabetes and pregnancy

moshe hod


babies of women with diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be stillborn and almost three times more likely to die in the first three months. the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus in the u.s. is high-between 3 and 7 percent-and rising. the condition is often complicated by other risk factors such as obesity and heart disease. the textbook of diabetes and pregnancy presents a comprehensive review of the science, clinical management, and medical implications of gestational diabetes mellitus, a condition with serious consequences that is on the increase in all developed societies. this new edition supports the latest initiatives and strategies of the international federation of gynecology and obstetrics (figo) and adds chapters on noncommunicable diseases, obesity, bariatric surgery, and epidemiology outside western cultures.
written by a cadre of experts, the book provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and international view of gestational diabetes mellitus and will be invaluable to maternal-fetal medicine specialists, diabetologists, neonatologists, and a growing number of gynecologists and general physicians concerned with the management of noncommunicable diseases in more

dementia care a practical approach

grahame smith


dementia is both a personal and a societal challenge. the goal of dementia care: a practical approach is to focus on how practitioners can meet this challenge with hope and compassion, thereby enabling those with dementia to live well. the book takes a 'strengths approach' with an emphasis on exploring sustainable strategies. its content is underpinned by relevant policies and strategies and explicitly links to research evidence while always valuing the voices of those living with dementia. covering various dementia strategies, the book provides a clear vision of dementia care delivery and is mapped to the curriculum for uk dementia education. for health care students, the content is also mapped to the requirements of the health and care professions council and the nursing and midwifery council. the book includes experiences of people living with dementia, practical examples, self-assessment questions, and key point summaries. it is a valuable resource to practitioners, informal caregivers, families, individuals with dementia or those wanting to know more about the more

childhood obesity causes consequences and intervention approaches

michael i. goran


childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the united states and continues to increase in prevalence in almost all countries in which it has been studied, including developed and developing countries around the globe. the causes of obesity are complex and multi-factorial. childhood obesity becomes a life-long problem in most cases and is associated with long term chronic disease risk for a variety of diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as psychosocial as issues and obesity seems to affect almost every organ system in the body. in recent years there has been tremendous progress in the understanding of this problem and in strategies for prevention and treatment in the pediatric years. childhood obesity: causes, consequences, and intervention approaches presents current reviews on the complex problem of obesity from the multi-level causes throughout early life before adulthood and the implications for this for long-term disease risk.
it reviews numerous types of strategies that have been used to address this issue from conventional clinical management to global policy strategies attempting to modify the global landscape of food, nutrition, and physical activity. each chapter is written by a global authority in his or her respective field with a focus on reviewing the current status and recent developments. the book features information on contributing factors to obesity, including developmental origins, social/family, birth cohort studies, influence of ethnicity, and global perspectives. it takes a life-course approach to the subject matter and includes exhaustive treatment of contributing factors to childhood obesity, such as assessment, environmental factors, nutrition and dietary factors, host factors, interventions and treatment, consequences, and further action for future prevention. this broad range of topics relevant to the rapidly changing field of childhood obesity is suitable for students, health care professionals, physicians, and more

understanding human anatomy and pathology an evolutionary and developmental guide for medical students

rui diogo


understanding human anatomy and pathology: an evolutionary and developmental guide for medical students provides medical students with a much easier and more comprehensive way to learn and understand human gross anatomy by combining state-of-the-art knowledge about human anatomy, evolution, development, and pathology in one book. the book adds evolutionary, pathological, and developmental information in a way that reduces the difficulty and total time spent learning gross anatomy by making learning more logical and systematic. it also synthesizes data that would normally be available for students only by consulting several books at a time. anatomical illustrations are carefully selected to follow the style of those seen in human anatomical atlases but are simpler in their overall configuration, making them easier to understand without overwhelming students with visual information. the book's organization is also more versatile than most human anatomy texts so that students can refer to different sections according to their own learning styles.
because it is relatively short in length and easily transportable, students can take this invaluable book anywhere and use it to understand most of the structures they need to learn for any gross anatomy more

tutorials in radiotherapy physics advanced topics with problems and solutions

patrick n. mcdermott


the topics every medical physicist should know tutorials in radiotherapy physics: advanced topics with problems and solutions covers selected advanced topics that are not thoroughly discussed in any of the standard medical physics texts. the book brings together material from a large variety of sources, avoiding the need for you to search through and digest the vast research literature. the topics are mathematically developed from first principles using consistent notation. clear derivations and in-depth explanations the book offers insight into the physics of electron acceleration in linear accelerators and presents an introduction to the study of proton therapy. it then describes the predominant method of clinical photon dose computation: convolution and superposition dose calculation algorithms. it also discusses the boltzmann transport equation, a potentially fast and accurate method of dose calculation that is an alternative to the monte carlo method. this discussion considers fermi-eyges theory, which is widely used for electron dose calculations.
the book concludes with a step-by-step mathematical development of tumor control and normal tissue complication probability models. each chapter includes problems with solutions given in the back of the book. prepares you to explore cutting-edge research this guide provides you with the foundation to read review articles on the topics. it can be used for self-study, in graduate medical physics and physics residency programs, or in vendor training for linacs and treatment planning more

pharmacology in 7 days for medical students

fazal-i-akbar danish


pharmacological knowledge among medical students can have a very short 'half life': students often fail not because they have failed to study, but because they have been unable to retain key knowledge and reproduce it in an exam setting. this book takes an alternative route to the conventional approach of comprehensively exploring each individual drug and its features: not only can such an approach overwhelm and make knowledge retention difficult, but the current exam format makes questions structured in this way unlikely anyway. instead of aiming to be completely comprehensive, it examines drugs systematically by classifications, mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses and side effects, enabling students to gain the distilled, functional grasp of pharmacology that their exams actually demand quickly and more

the glycemic index

elena philippou

in 1981, david jenkins, thomas wolever, and colleagues introduced the concept of the glycemic index (gi) to differentiate carbohydrates based on the rate of blood glucose rise following their consumption. although gi was first used in diet therapy for diabetes, research evidence has accumulated since then to thousands of publications from all over the world with applications for prevention and/or management of many diseases, as well as effects on physiological states and exercise.

the glycemic index: applications in practice has gathered together, in an unbiased and critical way, all the evidence and research on gi that has been studied, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy outcomes, sports performance, eye health, and cognitive functioning. it provides a detailed explanation on how to correctly measure a food’s gi, how the gi of food products can be altered, as well as the use and misuse of gi labelling around the globe.

the contributors are either pioneers or experts in the area of gi from all around the globe, including australia, canada, europe, and the united states. the book is a valuable source of information for healthcare professionals of various disciplines, nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, medical doctors, sports scientists, psychologists, public health (nutrition) policy makers, and students in these fields, as well as an important addition to university libraries.

essential concepts in anatomy and pathology for undergraduate revision

aida lai


anatomy and pathology are key areas in medical training, but the amount medical students have to learn within them can seem overwhelming. this book helps students gain a firm grasp of the facts they must know before they enter their clinical years. it encompasses the core basics of the major organ systems in the body and presents them in a memorable, easy-to-read form. the book covers the background and knowledge that are clinically relevant to, and commonly encountered in, end-of-semester exams and provides a solid preparation for clinical years. it is an excellent resource for all medical students wishing to gain and retain anatomy and pathology knowledge in a time-effective more

sports nutrition needs for child and adolescent athletes

chad m. kerksick


as the number of child and adolescent athletes continues to increase each year, more children are being exposed to greater training volumes and increasing physical demands-making the need for nutritional and recovery guidance increasingly important. while massive amounts of empirical research are published each year on responses and adaptations to exercise and nutrition, a relative lack of this data is focused on children and adolescents. filling this need, sports nutrition needs for child and adolescent athletes explores the optimal sports nutrition needs for the child and adolescent athlete in three, detailed sections. the first section-nutritional foundation-supplies a comprehensive look at topics that relate to nearly every athlete. it focuses on the need for optimal nutrition in youth athlete populations, highlighting energy, body composition, hydration, and both macro- and micro-nutrient requirements. the second section-special considerations in child and adolescent athletes-focuses on topics that are more specific.
this section includes coverage of the impact of common recreational drugs on exercise performance, steroid use in youth and associated dangers, key elements of working with diabetic and other clinically relevant populations, as well as discussions that relate to overweight and weight-conscious athletes, respectively. the final section-a hands-on approach-reviews nutritional programs for both child and adolescent athletes. it uses an easy-to-understand approach to discuss and apply situations that can challenge athletes, their parents, and coaches by making sure young athletes are well fueled and recovered for all sporting situations. for the purposes of the research presented in this book, a child athlete is defined as an athlete between the ages of 7 and 12 years while an adolescent athlete is defined as an athlete 13-17 years of more

diagnostic lymph node pathology

margaret ashton-key


diagnostic lymph node pathology presents a logical and systematic approach to lymph node biopsies and guides general pathologists and haematopathologists alike through the maze of differential diagnoses, enabling them to reach an accurate diagnosis. the book is presented in an easy-to-read format and contains boxes for quick reference detailing the clinical, morphological, immunohistochemical, and genetic features of each entity. thoroughly revised, the third edition also includes more than 300 high-quality histological colour photographs along with updated references. this edition covers both classical and less well-known features of individual disease processes. it is a valuable guide for both professionals and more

new mrcpsych paper ii mock mcq papers

vellingiri badrakalimuthu


the royal college of psychiatrists has recently changed the format of its membership examination to adopt multiple choice questions (mcqs). the book of mock mcq papers includes 650 questions and answers covering all subjects of the paper ii curriculum. it is an essential aid for all candidates preparing for the mrcpsych paper ii, and will also be useful for those revising for the related paper i and paper iii more

collaborative practice for public health

dawne j. gurbutt


collaborative practice for public health encourages individuals to consider the opportunities and impacts of working in public health as well as the gains that can be made by working collaboratively. chapters explore some of the sociological issues that underpin the practice of public health and offer valuable insights into its complexities, addressing how different groups might work together effectively in the creation and delivery of public health policy. the book also examines interprofessional education, and collaborative working in the non-profit sector and in primary care, and discusses why moving out of silos is an important factor in promoting collaborative working, not as a shared occasional endeavour, but as the underpinning experience for practice. through examples, definitions, and a focus on real-life situations, this practical guide illustrates the different ways in which public health permeates health and social care in the uk and more