Friday, March 23, 2007

ABC of Interventional Cardiology

Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes severe disability and more death than any other disease in affluent societies, including cancer. The medical conditions associated with it are angina, ischaemia, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death.Choosing the appropriate investigation to confirm a diagnosis helps to assess risk and determine the correct treatment path. GPs also need to know the effective life-style and risk-factor modifications in addition to advocating the best medical therapy.
Pathophysiology and investigation of coronary artery disease
Percutaneous coronary intervention: chronic stable angina Part I
Percutaneous coronary intervention: chronic stable angina Part II
Chronic stable angina: percutaneous coronary intervention, medical therapy or bypass surgery
Percutaneous coronary intervention: acute coronary syndromes
Percutaneous coronary intervention: acute myocardial infarction
Percutaneous coronary intervention: cardiogenic shock
Pharmacotherapy for the interventionalist
Miscellaneous catheter-based interventions (balloon devices, closure devices, septal ablation)
New developments in interventional cardiology
Percutaneous interventional electrophysiology
Device therapy for tachyarrythmias
Paediatric interventional cardiology

Book details:
Author: Ever Grech
Publisher:Blackwell BMJ Books
Size:1.177 MB
Format: PDF


Normal Findings in CT and MRI

The key for any beginning radiologist who wishes to recognize pathological findings is to first acquire an ability to distinguish them from normal ones. This outstanding guide gives beginning radiologists the tools they need to systematically approach and recognize normal MR and CT images.

Highlights include:
Reference-quality images from the author's own teaching files show all standard normal findings as seen in CT and MRI
Checklists in each section offer the reader a systematic way to approach the images
Thorough guidelines to help beginning radiologists dictate their reports
Lists of standard measurements and tips for ruling out pathology

Book details:
Author:T. B. Moeller/E. Reif
Publisher:Thieme Medical Publishers; 1 edition (2000)
Size:5,960 MB
Format: pdf


Textbook of Regional Anesthesia

The Textbook of Regional Anesthesia certainly has a modern design where pain and regional anesthesia are integrated. Many topics concern new trends in regional anesthesia and the textbook deserves to be consulted particularly for that reason.
This authoritative and comprehensive reference by an international team of distinguished experts, explores all aspects of the field—from the basic science of regional anesthesia to its implementation in clinical practice. Up-to-date information is organized into a consistent, quick-access format that is highlighted by over 300 outstanding illustrations. No other book has as much information on setting up an Acute Pain Service, outcomes and evidence based medicine, as well as coverage on advanced interventional techniques.

History of Regional Anesthesia
General Considerations for Regional Anesthesia
Basic and Clinical Researches in Regional Anaesthesia
Clinical Practice of Regional Anesthesia
Drugs Used in Regional Anesthesia
Common Techniques for Regional Anesthesia
Advanced Interventional Techniques In Regional Anesthesia
Complications in Regional Anesthesia
Outcome Studies in Regional Anesthesia Evidenced Based Practices
Future Trends in Regional Anesthesia

Book details:
Author:P. Prithvi Raj, MD
Publisher:Churchill Livingstone; 1st edition (May 2002)
Size:48,345 MB


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Critical Care Medicine, 2007 Edition

This highly acclaimed manual includes new treatment strategies for all critical care problems, including cardiology, infectious diseases, and neurology.

Book details:
Author:Brenner, Matthew MD
Publisher:Current Clinical Strategies Pub; 1st edition (April 15, 2006)
Size:582 KB


Sunday, March 18, 2007

The ECG in Practice

The ECG in Practice is a clinically-orientated book showing how the electrocardiogram is used to help diagnosing patients with cardiovascular disease. Each chapter begins with a brief consideration of the history and examination of the patient to assist the doctor plan how to use the ECG in the most intelligent and profitable way.

Book details:
Author:John R. Hampton

Publisher:Churchill Livingstone; 4Rev Ed edition (31 Mar 2003)


37.713 MB


12-LEAD ECG's: A "Palm Brain" for Easy Interpretation

Adapted from Dr. Ken Grauer's "ECG Pocket Brain" book, this reference teaches a step-by-step approach for ECG interpretation. The included images of rhythm strips are a little difficult to use due to the PDA's small screen size. An excellent resource for those just learning to read EKG's and a useful refresher for medical students.

Book details:
Author:Ken Grauer (adapted for PDA by Matthew Price)
Publisher:Medical iSilo™ Depot
Medical References for your Palm OS or Pocket PC PDA

Size:193 KB



Pediatric Trauma: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The definitive text on the state-of-the-art in pediatric trauma care, this reference offers detailed descriptions of procedures in system design, pediatric resuscitation, supportive care, diagnostic imaging, pain management, and transfusion therapy by experts with hands-on experience in the field. Providing evidence-based recommendations, as well as current articles on rehabilitation, long-term outcomes, and infection control, this guide is invaluable for all professionals focusing on the needs of children with life and limb threatening injuries.
The book is divided into four sections. The first deals with trauma systems for
children, including epidemiology and preparations for pediatric trauma care. Section
two covers general principles of resuscitation and supportive care relevant to all
pediatric trauma patients. Section three covers the management of specific injuries.
Section four deals with rehabilitation and long-term outcomes and how to effectively
communicate with families, particularly when the outcome is not good.

Book details:
Author:Denis D. Bensard,David Wesson,Arthur Cooper,III, LR Tres Scherer,Steven
Publisher:Informa Healthcare (September 29, 2005)
Size:4,423 MB


Friday, March 16, 2007

Handbook of Regional Anesthesia (ESRA, 2007)

This is the guide of European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) available on their official site, but not available as a printed book until now; so, this is not an official release, but a compendium of informations put assemble for those who need a portable guide for regional anesthesia.

The handbook is very sucint and yet very complete guide, and is having some really well done illustrations.

Book details:
Author:European Society of Regional Anaesthesia &Pain Therapy(ESRA)
Publisher:European Society of Regional Anaesthesia &Pain Therapy(ESRA)


Size:pdf(5,727 MB),pdb(18,162 MB )


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Friday, March 2, 2007

Local Anaesthesia for dentists (medical software)

Flash file about local anesthesia for dentists in simple way:
Different blocks
Local anesthetics dosage

Author:Casey . D .Fines
Publisher:Casey . D .Fines

Size:5,490 MB



Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

The standard in emergency procedures for both children and adults is backcompletely revised and updated in a new 4th Edition. Detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help to ensure that every technique is performed correctly. Each chapter explores the full range of issues surrounding a clinical procedure, including indications and contraindications, equipment, technique, interpretation, complications, and more.

Book details:
Author:James R. Roberts,Jerris Hedges

Publisher:Saunders; 4 edition (October 24, 2003)


Size:2,149 MB

Format: pdb


Emergency Medicine PreTest : Self Assessment and Review

The companion study guide to Tintinalli, Kelen & Stapczynski: EMERGENCY MEDICINE helps focus and prepare emergency medicine physicians, residents and students for board or recertification exams. New edition simulates the exam experience by offering more case-type and fewer k-type questions.
More than 600 board-type questions, with detailed answers keyed to the new edition of the market-leading Tintinalli Study Guide--that's what you get in this widely acclaimed, study-enhancing resource.

Book details:
Author:Kristi L. Koenig.

Publisher:McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange; 2 edition (March 3, 2000)

Size: 668 KB



Manual de Anestesiologia Clínica :Procedimentos do Massachussetts Hospital (Portuguese)

Quarta edição amplamente revisada. Inclusão de cinco novos capítulos. Leitura agradável e de fácil consulta. Ideal para anestesiologistas já experientes, como também para médicos, estudantes e residentes interessados no assunto.

(Fourth widely revised edition. Inclusion of five new chapters. Pleasant reading and of easy consultation. Ideal for experienced anestheiologists already, as for doctors, students and residents also interested in the subject.)

Book details:
Author:Deniz A. Perese J.Kenneth Davison William F. Eckhardt

Medsi Editora Médica e Científica Ltda

Size:680 KB
Format: pdb



Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Definition of Death: Contemporary Controversies

The authors recognize in their analyses that the definition of death is as much a social or value construct as a scientific one.
This book about brain death is as much to do with legal and philosophical considerations, public attitudes and public policy as with clinical aspects. It arose out of a conference in 1995, but is much more scholarly and coherent than a conference proceedings—with authors referring to each others' chapters and the Editors writing an introductory commentary to each group of chapters. Each chapter has its own reference list and all are well written, making the book as a whole a rewarding read. Its focus is on the US, but there are chapters on specific public policy problems in Denmark, Germany and Japan.
This book is an excellent compilation of articles stating the present position in relation to brain death and clearly demonstrates the ethical dilemmas surrounding the concept of death and its determination in practice. It can be wholeheartedly recommended to those interested in brain death from almost any perspective." -- Journal of Medical Ethics

Book details:
Author:Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold and Renie Schapiro.

Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press; New Ed edition (October 14, 2002)





Extracorporeal Life Support

This handbook is directed at intensivists, surgeons, pediatricians, residents, perfusionists, nurses and ECMO(extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) technologists involved in the care of patients with respiratory or cardiac failure which may require extracorporeal support. It provides specific information on the mechanics of ECMO, the equipment required, the physiology of extracorporeal support, and the management of patients supported on ECMO. Current results of ECMO and alternative support options are also reviewed in some chapters of this book. The authors' goal is to present clinically useful information in a manner that enables the reader to rapidly assess clinical situations, troubleshoot problems, and understand the expected results of therapy. Today, ECMO support has an important role in most major medical centers caring for critically-ill patients, whether for neonatal respiratory failure, cardiac failure, or for cardiopulmonary support after cardiac surgery or thoracic organ transplantation. No doubt new applications and refinements of this technology will appear in the future.

Table of contents:
Mechanical Ventilation
Extracorporeal Support
Principles of ECMO
Mechanics of ECMO
Safety/Monitoring Devices
Peripheral Access for ECMO Support
Applications and Management of ECMO
Special Management Issues in Caring for Patients of ECMO
Additional Management Issues
Alternative Treatments

Book details:
Author:Dan M. Meyer , Michael E. Jessen
Publisher:Landes Bioscience


Size:1,697 MB



Bonica's Management of Pain

Bonica's Management of Pain is the "gold standard" text in pain management. This is the first and only textbook to take a comprehensive and practical approach to all areas of pain management, including its psychological issues. From cancer and surgical pain to visceral pain, this book covers diseases, treatments, causes, and effects. The first of three parts covers the fundamental aspects of pain, its anatomy, physiological and psychological bases. The second part addresses the techniques that alleviate pain and, though the primary focus is on analgesic block, other methods are covered. Clinical impressions and observations of diseases and disorders with painful syndromes constitute the third part of the book.

Book details:
Author:Chapman, Turk, Loeser, Butler
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 3rd edition (January 15, 2001)


Advanced Pediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach

This international bestseller covers the full advanced paediatric life support course, with the core sections for the abbreviated one-day course clearly picked out. The book provides practical guidance for managing children and infants in the first life-threatening "golden" hour. This new edition goes beyond immediate management to include stabilisation and transfer.
The 3rd edition has affiliations with the European Resuscitation Council, the Resuscitation Council of South Africa and Australian Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course. This latest edition has undergone some refinement. The initial two parts of the manual have had only minimal revision bringing them into line with current resuscitation practice and add further practical advice such as the use of semi-automatic defibrillators in children. The main revision has been in the seriously ill child section. Chapter headings have been changed to reflect the presenting problem of children. Layout and presentation of this section has changed dramatically.
The final sections on trauma and practical procedures have had only minimal alterations. It is noteworthy that with the affiliation to Australia, an additional appendix has been added dealing with envenomation.
  • Introduction
  • Life Support
  • The Seriously Ill Child
  • The Seriously Injured Child
  • Practical Procedures
  • Appendices

Book details:
Author:Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher:Bmj Publishing Group; 3 edition (Dec 7 2000)
size:1.746 MB
Format: pdf