Friday, August 18, 2017

Handbook of Acute Pain Management

Pain is a pervasive symptom present in multiple areas of medicine. It is imperative that physicians not only evaluate and diagnose the source of pain, but that they also recognize how to manage the actual pain symptoms with effective treatment. Handbook of Acute Pain Management is an essential reference for professionals to enhance their knowledge of pain therapies.
Covering both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to treatment, this text provides updates on the most recent developments in the management of pain. This includes information on potential drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, patient controlled analgesia devices, and the emergence of continuous catheter techniques. The text also addresses pain management issues in special populations such as pediatric, opioid tolerant, and elderly patients.

Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management

  •     Contributes an important advance in the practice of pain management providing the information on which to build more coherent and standardised strategies for relief of patient suffering
  •     Answers questions about which are the most effective methods, AND those which are not effective yet continue to be used
  •     Includes discussion of the positive and the negative evidence, and addresses the grey areas where evidence is ambivalent
  •     Written by the world's leading experts in evidence-based pain management this is a seminal text in the field of pain 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Making Sense of Echocardiography: A Hands-on Guide, Second Edition

Echocardiography is one of the most useful and powerful diagnostic tools in the assessment of cardiac function. It remains a rapidly expanding modality, with new techniques constantly developing and maturing. Building on the success of the original work, the second edition of Making Sense of Echocardiography: A Hands-on Guide provides a timely, accessible overview for those learning echocardiography for the first time as well as an accessible handbook that experienced sonographers can refer to throughout their careers.

The strong clinical focus and concentration on real-life scenarios make this book especially relevant in day-to-day practice. New chapters in this edition discuss myocardial mechanics and speckle tracking and 3D echo. The book also contains significantly expanded and updated material on:

    • Contrast echocardiography

    • Tissue Doppler imaging

    • Intravascular ultrasound and epicardial echocardiography

    • The left ventricle and its systolic function

    • Left ventricular diastolic function

    • The left atrium

      Supplying the latest guidelines and evidence-based clinical advice, this edition is also supplemented with new illustrations and an updated website. Fully updated key references for further reading are provided for each chapter. This accessible yet comprehensive text will ensure readers are up to date on the essentials in the field and can confidently integrate new procedures into their everyday practice 

      Making Sense of the ECG: Cases for Self Assessment, Second Edition

      Making Sense of the ECG: Cases for Self-Assessment presents everything you need to assess your ability to interpret ECGs accurately, perform differential diagnosis, and decide upon the most appropriate clinical management in each situation. The patients' history, examination and initial investigations are presented along with questions on the ECG interpretation. Detailed explanatory answers ensure this book solves your queries as well as providing practical guidance and essential revision.

      Tuesday, August 15, 2017

      Making Sense of the ECG: A Hands-On Guide, Fourth Edition

      Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015
      Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient.

      Making Sense of the ECG has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including:

      Are these abnormalities significant?
      How to I distinguish between VT and SVT?
      Has the patient had a myocardial infarction?
      How do I measure the QT interval?
      Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist?

      This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines.