Monday, April 30, 2007

Emergency Medicine: An Approach to Clinical Problem-Solving

Emergency Medicine covers the most common disorders seen in the emergency department in a handy, outline format. It explains the responsibilities of the emergency physician along with the decisions that need to be made. Consolidated to include only the most pertinent facts, this new edition presents up-to-date knowledge on emergency medicine from the assessment of signs and symptoms through the process of clinical problem solving.
Section I - Orientation to emergency medicine
Section II - Abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders

Section III - Cardiovascular disorders
Section IV - Cutaneous disorders
Section V - Immunologic disorders
Section VI - Infectious disorders
Section VII - Toxology/enviromental disorders
Section VIII Hematologic disorders
Section IX - Hormonal and metabolic disorders
Section X - Head and neck disorders
Section XI - Infancy and childhood disordeers
Section XII - Muscloskeletal disorders
Section XIII - Nervous system disorders
Section XIV - Psychobehavioral disorders
Section XV - Thoracorespiratory disorders
Section XVI - Urogenital disorders
Section XVII - Trauma

Book details:
Author:Glenn C. Hamilton
Publisher:W B Saunders Co
Size: 17,278 MB
Format:Compiled HTML help file(CHM)


Pain:Psychological Perspectives

This invaluable new resource presents a state-of-the-art account of the psychology of pain from leading researchers. It features contributions from clinical, social, and biopsychological perspectives, the latest theories of pain, as well as basic processes and applied issues. The book opens with an introduction to the history of pain theory and the epidemiology of pain. It then explores theoretical work, including the gate control theory/neuromatrix model, as well as biopsychosocial, cognitive/behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. Issues, such as the link between psychophysiological processes and consciousness and the communication of pain are examined. Pain over the life span, ethno-cultural, and individual differences are the focus of the next three chapters.
An Introduction to Pain: Psychological Perspectives.
The Gate Control Theory: Reaching for the Brain.
Biopsychosocial Approaches to Pain.
Pain Perception, Affective Mechanisms, and Conscious Experience.
Social Influences and the Communication of Pain.
Pain Over the Life Span: A Developmental Perspective.
Ethnocultural Variations in the Experience of Pain.
Social Influences on Individual Differences in Responding to Pain.
Assessment of Chronic Pain Sufferers.
Psychological Interventions for Acute Pain.
Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain.
Psychological Perspectives on Pain: Controversies.
Ethics for Psychologists Who Treat, Assess, and/or Study Pain.

Book details:
Author: Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Kenneth D. Craig
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Pages: 392
Size: 1,460 MB
Format: pdf


Anesthesia Secrets: with STUDENT CONSULT Access

The Secrets Series® is breaking new ground again. A two-color page layout, a portable size, and a list of the Top 100 Secrets in anesthesia help you to better meet the challenges they face today. And, at no extra charge, youll also receive online access to the complete contents of the text via Elseviers innovative STUDENT CONSULT website. Youll still find all of the features you rely on the Secret Series® fora question-and-answer format, lists, mnemonics, and tables and an informal tone that make reference fast and easy. No matter what questions arise in practice or while preparing for boards, this new volume has the answers you needin print and online. Elsevier titles with STUDENT CONSULT will help you master difficult concepts and study more efficiently in print and online! Perform rapid searches. Integrate bonus content from other disciplines. Download text to your handheld device. And a lot more. Each STUDENT CONSULT title comes with full text online, a unique image library, case studies, USMLE style questions, and online note-taking to enhance your learning experience.

Book details:
Author:James Duke
Publisher:Mosby; 3 edition (December 9, 2005)
Size:5,204 MB
Format: compiled HTML help file(CHM)


Friday, April 27, 2007

Intensive and Critical Care Medicine: Reflections, Recommendations and Perspectives

This volume is published under the auspices of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care Medicine, which consists of 48 members societies (both medical and nursing) - a truly world wide organisation - and whose aim is to promote excellence in the care of critically ill patients. The volume will be distributed to delegates on occasion of the 9th International Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, to be held in Buenos Aires at the end of August 2005.

Book details:
Author:Antonio Gullo, Philip D. Lumb
Publisher:Springer (30 October, 2005)
Format: pdf


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Analgesic version 4, 2002

Therapeutic Guidelines provide clear and concise, independent and evidence-based recommendations about patient management that have been developed by Australia’s leading experts.
Good guidline in analgesia and pain management
Topics in Analgesic version 4 :
Pathophysiology of pain
Clinical assessment and diagnosis of pain
Chronic or persistent pain
Getting to know your analgesics and adjuvants
Routes of analgesic and adjuvant administration
Nonpharmacological pain management techniques
Pain in children
Special considerations in the elderly
Pertinent practical points
Musculoskeletal pain
Neuropathic pain
Complex regional pain syndromes
Spinal pain
Cancer pain
Postoperative pain
Procedure-related pain
Trauma pain
Burn pain
Obstetric pain
Visceral pain
Chest pain
Facial pain
Eye pain
Herpes zoster pain
Legal aspects of prescribing opioids
The pain clinic
Special problems with opioid use
Analgesic and adjuvant drug interactions
Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Book details:
Author:Expert group(Dr ML Mashford and others)
Size:2,158 MB
Format: pdb


Ballistic Trauma

A Practical Guide provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. The book crystallizes the knowledge and experience accrued by those dealing with ballistic trauma on a regular basis and extends this to those who have to manage these patients on an occasional basis only.
This book is aimed at all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It will be especially relevant for consultants and senior trainees in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine who are likely to be involved in the management of these unique injuries. It will be an essential reference for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room and intensive care. Military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict will find the book a valuable resource.

Book details:
Author:Peter F. Mahoney,James M. Ryan,Adam J. Brooks,C. William Schwab,James Ryan
Publisher:Springer; 2 edition (March 17, 2005)
Size:33,9 MB
Format: pdf


Monday, April 23, 2007

WHO Model Prescribing Information: Drugs Used in Anaesthesia

Provides consensus advice for the correct and safe prescribing of essential drugs used in anaesthesia. Prepared by WHO in collaboration with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, the book is the first in a series of handbooks offering up-to-date and objective information on the correct prescribing of essential drugs. The book opens with a concise introduction to the do's, don'ts, musts, and nevers of drug use in anaesthesia. Though reliance is placed firmly on WHO's Model List of Essential Drugs, other options are discussed where these have particular relevance. Procedures that are absolutely contraindicated when certain essential skills and equipment are not available are clearly indicated.
The main part consists of model information sheets for 31 drugs presented in the categories of premedication, general and local anaesthetics, non-opioid analgesics, opioid analgesics and antagonists, muscle relaxants and cholinesterase inhibitors, blood substitutes, and solutions for correcting water and electrolyte imbalance. For each drug, general information on properties and uses is followed by details of dosage and administration, contraindications, precautions, use in pregnancy, adverse effects, drug interactions, the signs and treatment of overdose, and storage requirements. Information on drugs used to induce general anaesthesia is especially detailed, including advice on each drug's advantages and disadvantages as well as details on its use according to different techniques.

Book details:
Author:World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Size:2,213 MB
Format: pdf


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Haemostasis in Spine Surgery

Blood loss in spine surgery is a significant and very common problem connected with all kinds of surgical procedures. An international faculty of authors provide a comprehensive survey on the research and evidence about blood sparing in spine surgery. This publication fills a gap in the spinal literature and provides invaluable data for all those confronted with blood loss during surgical procedures on the spine.

Book details:
Author:Marek Szpalski,Robert Gunzburg,Richard B. Weiskopf,Max Aebi
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (April 6, 2005)
Size: 1,947 MB


Respiratory Emergencies (European Respiratory Monograph) (European Respiratory Monograph)

Essential for all respiratory physicians dealing with emergencies in daily practice. Respiratory Emergencies provides authoritative and in-depth coverage, which will help physicians improve diagnosis, management and patient care.

CONTENTS: Pathophysiology of respiratory failure; Exacerbation of
obstructive lung disease; A. Therapy; B. Ventilation; ARDS; Inhalation injury; Extrapulmonary causes of respiratory failure including acuteneuromuscular disorders; Haemoptysis including tumourmanagement; Aspiration including foreign bodies; Near-drowning; Pulmonary embolism; Pneumothorax and bronchopleural fistula; Interstitial and immunological lung disorders; Pneumonia including sepsis; Pulmonary infections in the immunocompromised patient; Paediatric emergencies; Respiratory failure in pregnancy.

Book details:
Author: T Welte and S Nava
Publisher:European Respiratory Society Journals Ltd
Size:3,188 MB


The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management

The Third Edition of this highly popular pocket guide presents the state-of-the-art approaches to pain management that are currently taught and practiced at the Massachusetts General Hospital. This edition has new chapters on chronic back pain, pain control in children with chronic and terminal disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, plus new illustrations of procedures and techniques. All chapters include the latest evidence-based information and coverage of fibromyalgia, psychosomatic complaints, headaches, and opioid cautions has been expanded.

Book details:
Author:Jane C Ballantyne,Scott M Fishman,Salahadin Abdi
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1.00 edition (October 1, 2005)
Size: 8,076 MB
Format:Compiled Html help file(CHM)


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pocket Emergency Paediatric Care

A pocket sized book containing the information needed immediately when confronted with a critically ill or injured neonate, baby or child. Contains, in a well presented format, all of the information relevant to clinical management within the first 1-2 hours after presentation. Is not dependent on high technology inputs and therefore most information within the pocket book is applicable anywhere in the world. There is also an emphasis, in addition to preventing mortality and morbidity, on the relief of suffering. There is thus a section on pain control. The book is laid out in a way that ensures easy access in an emergency. The sale of this book in rich countries will help support its distribution at low cost in poorly resourced countries.

Book details:
Author: Ahmad Shafiq
Publisher:BMJ Books; Pocket edition (Nov 2002)
Size:5,534 MB


Uncommon Problems in Intensive Care

Even the most experienced clinician cannot be expected to remember all the relevant details of so many and varied uncommon problems of the seriously ill. Some of these problems can be overlooked in even a major Intensive Care textbook, most can be found eventually in specialist textbooks but the impact on intensive care management might well still be disregarded.
This book offers a unique approach. Uncommon problems relevant to intensive care have been gathered into a single volume, in which they have been described in sufficient detail to avert much of the need to refer to specialized texts. Moreover, their implications for intensive care management have been highlighted. The book is intended to provide an easy and practical reference, alphabetically arranged, for the clinician at any level faced with such problems at the patient’s bedside.

Book details:
Author:J.F. Cade
Publisher:Greenwich Medical Media Limited, 2002
Size:1,583 MB
Format: pdf


Monday, April 16, 2007

The SAGES Manual of Perioperative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery

The SAGES Manual of Peri-Operative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery is SAGES' second clinical manual, following their bestseller The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy and GI Endoscopy. This pocket- sized, portable text provides the practicing surgeon and trainee with comprehensive, authoritative coverage of the pre-operative evaluation of laparoscopic patients, intraoperative strategies and minimization of complications, and post-operative care. In addition, the reader will find thorough discussions of the physiologic implications of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary, hepatic, and immunologic function. Written by SAGES leadership and renowned experts in minimally invasive surgery, the text includes: * guidelines for pre-operative evaluation of both the healthy and the complex laparoscopic patient * strategies for successful outcomes, including OR set-up, patient positioning, anesthetic considerations, choice of port-placement and exposure method, port-closure method and hernia prevention * managing trocar-placement related bleeding, prophylaxis against DVT, prevention of intraoperative hypothermia and subcutaneous emphysema * when to convert to open methods * physiologic, immunologic and oncologic implications of CO2 pneumoperitoneum, prevention of port -site tumors, minimizing the risk of gas embolism * post-operative considerations including fluid management, ambulation and early post-operative performance criteria. * multiple port arrangements for most operations and port placement schemes that take into account the B.M.I. of the patient. Over 100 figures complement the text. This handy reference is a must-have resource for all surgeons currently using minimally invasive techniques as well as for all surgical trainees preparing for laparoscopic cases and studying for the board examination.

Book details:
Author: Whelan, Richard L.; Fleshman, James W.; Fowler, Dennis L. (Eds.)
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (August 9, 2005)
Size: 2,358 MB
Format: pdf


Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life (APA Lifetools)

If you suffer from chronic pain, this proven 10-step program brings hope and relief,
showing you how gradual changes in specific behaviors can lead to great
improvements in your ability to cope. Psychologists Turk and Winters’
recommendations are based on solid research that shows what works and on their
success with thousands of patients. Unlike the authors of other pain books, they
promise no miracle cures, but they do help you learn "not to let your body push you
around" so life becomes enjoyable again. The key lessons in this book include
• Uncovering some of the myths about pain and the deceptive ways it fools your
body into unconstructive behavior

• Pacing your activity, so you build strength
without overdoing or underdoing it

• Learning how to induce deep relaxation so
you can begin to enjoy life again

• Dealing with disturbed sleep and chronic fatigue
• Improving your relations with family and f riends, and soliciting support
• Changing your habitual behaviors in ways that reduce pain

• Combating the negative thinking that often accompanies pain
• Regaining your self-confidence and trust in yourself
• The power of goal-setting and humor
• Dealing with the inevitable relapses and setbacks once improvement has set in Workbook exercises, behavior logs, and suggested readings help you integrate these lessons into your daily life and learn to live well despite pain.
good guide for your pain management.

Book details:
Author:Dennis C. Turk,Frits, Ph.D. Winter by Dennis C. Turk,Frits
Publisher:American Psychological Association (APA) (September 2005)
Size:8,27 MB


An Atlas of Back Pain

This book is part of the The Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine Series series.
Written by a team of highly regarded scientists with a vast experience of the subject, An Atlas of Back Pain not only explains how to determine the underlying causes of patients' conditions but also describes the various treatment options available. It provides an easily accessible guide to all aspects of back pain and its differential diagnosis. Richly illustrated, the atlas contains more than 130 X-rays, CT scans, MRI images, and color pictures of both pathology and surgery. The expertly described techniques and procedures combined with the exceptional illustrations enhance the book's value as a resource for teaching, residency training, and clinical practice for pain management of back pain.

Book details:
Author:Scott D. Haldeman, William H. Kirkaldy-Willis, Thomas N. Bernard
Publisher:Parthenon Pub Group
Size: 34,436 MB


Handbook of Neuroanaesthesia

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this handbook is a complete, convenient, and practical guide to perioperative management of neurosurgical patients. In a quick-reference outline format, the book provides detailed instructions on anesthetic management during all neurosurgical and neuroradiologic procedures and on intensive care of neurosurgical patients and patients with head injury.This edition covers new developments in interventional neuroradiology, treatment of cerebral and spinal cord ischemia, awake craniotomy, and therapies for children with central nervous system diseases. New material is also included on acute treatment of stroke, brain death, and management of brain-dead patients during harvest of donated organs.

Book details:
Author:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 4 edition (September 1, 2006)
Publisher:Philippa Newfield,James E Cottrell by Philippa Newfield,James E Cottrell
Size: 2,762 MB
Format:compiled html help file(chm)


Monday, April 9, 2007

Cardiovascular Emergencies

Life threatening cardiovascular conditions constitute up to fifty per cent of emergency admissions to hospital. Immediate and appropriate management is crucial. This authoritative text provides up to date guidance for cardiologists and general physicians faced with patients in a critical condition. Based on Oxford cardiologists' wide clinical experience, the individual chapters address the practical issues of managing patients during the acute phase, combining both evidence based and practical approaches. The text is enhanced with schematic illustrations and real examples, boxed summaries, and tables, making the book easy to use on the wards as well as being a reference for more detailed study .

Table of Contents:
Diagnosis of Patients with Acute Chest Pain
Acute coronary syndromes I: Pathogenesis
Acute coronary syndromes II: ST elevation
Acute coronary syndromes III: ST depression
Pulmonary oedema
Cardiogenic shock
Suspected pulmonary embolism
Aortic dissection
Acute atrial fibrillation
Narrow complex tachycardias
Broad complex tachycardias
Syncope, bradycardias and temporary pacing
Cardiac arrest
Practical procedures
Oxford CCU Drug Protocols

Book details:
Author:Crispin Davies, Yaver Bashir and Yaver Bashir
Publisher:Blackwell BMJ Books
Size:1,774 MB


Textbook of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care

Neuroanaesthesia is perhaps the branch of anaesthesia in which the expertise and competence of the anaesthetist can most significantly influence patient outcome. High quality research has driven clinical practice and led to an increasingly multimodal and multidisciplinary approach to patient care. All aspects of the modern practice of neuroanaesthesia are covered in this up-to-date, highly illustrated textbook. Aimed at the general anaesthetic department and ICU, as well as specialist neurosurgical and trauma units, this book covers the key areas needed for a firm understanding of the principles of neuroanaesthesia, such as functional anatomy, advances in bedside monitoring and imaging techniques, and then goes on to address practical issues of diagnosis and patient care. Best clinical practice is described in detail throughout, and the authors also evaluate some of the latest techniques of patient monitoring currently available, as well as looking at avenues for research that will lead to changes in practice in the future. It is an essential, one-stop review of modern neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care for anaesthetists, intensivists and surgeons at all levels of practice.

Contents :
Part I. Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology:
1. Anatomical considerations in neuroanaesthesia;
2. The cerebral circulation;
3. Mechanisms of injury and cerebral protection;
4. Intracranial pressure;
Part II. Monitoring the CNS:
5. Electrophysiological monitoring of the central nervous system;
6. Bedside measurements of cerebral blood flow;
7. Monitoring intracranial pressure;
8. Transcranial doppler ultrasonography;
9. Cerebral oximetry;
10. Monitoring brain chemistry;
11. Multimodal monitoring in neurointensive care;
Part III. Intraoperative Management of Neurosurgical Patients:
12. Some general considerations in neuroanaesthesia;
13. Anaesthesia for surgery of supratentorial space-occupying lesions;
14. Anaesthesia for intracranial vascular surgery;
15. Anaesthesia for carotid surgery;
16. Principles of paediatric neurosurgery;
17. The anaesthetic management of spinal injuries and surgery to the cervical spine;
18. Anaesthesia for neurosurgery without craniotomy;
19. Anaesthesia for posterior fossa surgery;
Part IV. Neurosurgical and Neurological Intensive Care:
20. Management of acute head injury: pathophysiology, initial resuscitation and transfer;
21. Intensive care after acute head injury;
22. ICU of paediatric head injury;
23. Intensive care managements of intracranial haemorrhage;
24. Postoperative care in the neurointensive care unit;
25. Management of acute ischaemic stroke;
26. Neuromuscular disease in the neurological intensive care unit;
27. Brainstem death and management of the organ donor;
Part V. Anaesthesia for Neuroimaging:
28. Anaesthesia for neuroradiology;
29. Anaesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging.

Book details:
Author:Basil F. Matta, David K. Menon, John M. Turner, B. Matta, D. Menon, J. Turner
Publisher:Greenwich Medical Media (January 2001)
Size:5,921 MB


Cardiac Arrhythmias 2005: Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (Venice, October 2-5, 2005)

Written by world-renowned leaders in the fields of clinical electrophysiology and arrhythmology, the volume has represented since many years a biannual update on the most recent advances in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The main chapters deal with atrial fibrillation and other supraventricular tachyarrhythmias, diagnosis and management of ventricular arrhythmias, risk stratification and prevention of sudden death in post-MI patients. The systematic and didactic approach to each topic makes the book a very useful tool for physicians working in the field.

Book details:
Author:Antonio Raviele
Publisher:Springer (30 December, 2005)
Size: 5,71 MB
Format: pdf


Sunday, April 8, 2007

Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology :Essentials for Respiratory Care

This well-regarded text offers a thorough and innovative approach to the structure and function of the cardiopulmonary system. Written in an easy-to-understand style with a highly visual format, the text enhances the reader?s comprehension of difficult concepts. Chapters were reorganized into sections to better structure the presentation of essential and more advanced topics. Section I describes the anatomic structures of the respiratory system and covers the major concepts and mechanisms of respiratory physiology across the lifespan, including fetal and newborn gas exchange and circulation. Section II includes three new chapters on electrophysiology of the heart, standard 12-ECG system, and ECG interpretation. The Section also covers hemodynamic measurements and interpretations and the structure and function of the renal system. Section III covers the cardiopulmonary system during unusual environmental conditions (including a thorough discussion of the effects of exercise, high altitude, and high-pressure environments).

Book details:
Author:Terry Des Jardins, MEd, RRT
Publisher:Thomson Delmar Learning; 4 edition (November 30, 2001)
Size: 6,10 MB
Format: pdf


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Qbase Anaesthesia:Volume 3, MCQs in Medicine for the FRCA

QBase Anaesthesia 3 is the third volume in the QBase series of book + CD-ROM packages and is aimed at the FRCA candidate. Both the book and CD contain 555 questions divided into a number of pre-set exams (with accompanying fully referenced explanatory notes) and there are also a number of pre-set short exams to attempt, utilising the questions in the book. The CD-ROM can be installed in seconds and gives the reader an incredible range of options, greatly increasing the utility and value of the book. Not only can the reader practice the set exams, but the program will mark these exams, allow the reader to customize exams to focus in on areas requiring further revision, shuffle the stems (A-E) to prevent the candidate from memorising ‘patterns’ and advise on examination strategy. It also has the facility to print out and store test results and provide helpful notes on each question. The CD-ROM accompanying this volume has been improved so that the exam analysis now gives a subject-based as well as an overall analysis. On installation, the CD-ROM will automatically update the version of the Qbase program released with QBase Anaesthesia 1 or 2.

Book details:
Author: Edward J Hammond
Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media (01 December, 1998)
Pages: 311
Size: 999 KB


Short Answer Questions in Anaesthesia: How to Manage the Answers

This book is designed to prepare the resident anesthesiologist or medical student for a number of clinical exams. It gives practical tips on examination technique and covers the syllabus, providing guidelines to the main elements of each question and notes containing the essential knowledge required.

Book details:
Author:Geoffrey B. Rushman
Publisher:Greenwich Medical Media (01 April, 1997)
Pages: 134
Size: 347 KB