Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blood Substitutes

Blood substitutes are solutions designed for use in patients who need blood transfusions, but for whom whole blood is not available, or is not safe. This interest has intensified in the wake of the AIDS and hepatitis C epidemics. Blood Substitutes describes the rationale, current approaches, clinical efficacy, and design issues for all blood substitutes now in clinical trials. The many summary diagrams and tables help make the book accessible to readers such as surgeons and blood bankers, who have less technical expertise than the biochemists and hematologists who are designing and testing blood substitutes.
Physiological basis
Clinical applications
Toxicity and side effects
Perfluorocarbon-based oxygen
Haemoglobin-based oxygen carriers
Liposomes and related products

Book details:
Author:Robert Winslow
Publisher: Elsevier inc.
Pages: 563
Size: 1,094 MB
Format: pdf


ABC of Resuscitation( ABC Series)

Concise and clearly illustrated, the ABC of Resuscitation contains practical information on all aspects of the subject. New guidelines are just one of the changes to the 5th edition of this book. Many of the chapters are completely rewritten, with new material on automated defibrillators, advanced life support including paediatric life support, new drugs plus many new illustrations. The text is relevant for Europe, Australasia, South Africa, South America, Malaysia and the Middle East - especially Israel. Ireland is moving closer to the European position and away from the USA.
Table of Contents
Basic life support
Ventricular fibrillation
The automated external defibrillator
Asystole and pulseless electrical activity
Management of periarrest arrhythmias
The airway at risk
Post resuscitation care
Resuscitation in pregnancy
Resuscitation at birth
Resuscitation of infants and children
Resuscitation in the ambulance service
Resuscitation in hospital
Resuscitation in primary care
Resuscitation in trauma
Near drowning
Drugs and their delivery
Pacemakers and implantable defibrillators
Aids, hepatitis and resuscitation
Teaching resuscitation
Resuscitation training mannikins
Ethics of resuscitation

Book details:
Author:Michael Colquhoun , Anthony Handley and T R Evans
Publisher:Blackwell BMJ Books
Size: 1,379 MB
Format: pdf


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

ABC of Conflict and Disaster (ABC Series)

This ABC introduces medicine in areas of conflict or natural disaster responding to the growing number of regions affected.
Chapters deal with subjects such as earthquakes and landslides as well as nuclear incidents and biological warfare both nationally and internationally.
It covers both logistical planning and medical aid as well as post-conflict recovery, offering psychological as well as medical and public health support.
It prepares aid workers for a range of roles in all possible situations.
Table of Contents
1 Humanitarian assistance: standards, skills, training, and experience
2 Natural disasters
3 Needs assessment of humanitarian crises
4 Public health in the aftermath of disasters
5 Military approach to medical planning in humanitarian operations
6 Principles of war surgery
7 The special needs of children and women
8 Displaced populations and long term humanitarian assistance
9 Psychological aspects of providing medical humanitarian aid
10 Conflict recovery and intervening in hospitals
11 Approaches to conflict resolution
12 Weapons of mass destruction - threats and responses

Book details:
Author:REDMOND AnthonyRyan JimMacnab
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing Limited (January 1, 2006)
Size:1,942 MB
Format: pdf


ABC of Burns (ABC Series)

Burns are one of the most devastating conditions encountered in medicine. The injuries affect people of all ages, both physically and psychologically, in the developed and the developing world. The correct management of burns needs a skilled multidisciplinary approach and this ABC provides an overview of the most important aspects of burn injuries for healthcare professionals.This ABC book offers a comprehensive yet accessible review of burn management. It introduces the range of burns that a GP may become involved in treating or having treated at hospital. From explanations of how burns happen, through to first aid applications, pre-hospital treatment, dressings, resuscitation and the management of deep dermal burns.It also looks at the subsequent management of burns through hyperalimentation and microbiological management, reconstruction and rehabilitation.A significant contribution to an important area of care: burns are the second most common cause of accidental death in children in the UK. Early treatment of burns is essential to avoid disablement: impact on lungs, infection and later need for plastic surgery can all be reduced by appropriate assessment and prompt treatment.Includes contributions from the UK, USA and Australia, and has a chaper on international disasters.Presented in a clear and concise manner with many illustrations, this book will appeal to a wide readership including medical students, nurses, hospital doctors, and general practitioners.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Pathophysiology and types of burns
3 First aid and treatment of minor burns
4 Initial management of a major burn: I - overview
5 Initial management of a major burn: II - assessment and resuscitation
6 Management of burn injuries of various depths
7 Intensive care management and control of infection
8 Burns reconstruction
9 Rehabilitation after burn injury
10 Psychosocial aspects of burn injuries
11 Burns in the developing world and burn disasters
12 When we leave hospital: a patient's perspective of burn injury

Book details:
Author:Remo Papini, Peter Dziewulski, Shehan Hettiaratchy, Peter Hettdziewulski
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing Professional (01 January, 2005)
Pages: 56
Size:1,80 MB
Format: pdf


Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years

Although its roots date back to the early decades of the 20th century, critical care medicine did not emerge as a specialty in medicine until the 1970’s. Over the last 30 years or so, the field of critical care medicine has grown tremendously and there is now a solid body of scientific information that forms the foundation for the practice of critical care medicine. But, now as physicians and hospitals around the world focus to an ever greater extend on providing high quality care, the practice of critical care medicine will continue to grow in visibility and importance among clinicians and the general public as well.
This book seeks to identify the trends in critical care medicine that will form the basis for practice over the next ten years. Predicting the future is always risky. Nevertheless, the ideas articulated in this book are likely to serve as a road map for intensivists, hospital administrators and governmental leaders interested in healthcare, as they seek to improve the quality and efficiency of hospital-based services.
Written for: Critical care physicians, physicians-in-training, physicians who manage critically ill patients (trauma surgeons, cardiac surgeons, pulmonary medicine physicians), hospital administrators.

Book details:
Author:Fink, M.P.; Suter, P.M.; Sibbald, W.J. (Eds.)
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (November 14, 2005)
Size:2,98 MB
Format: pdf


Perineal and Anal Sphincter Trauma: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

There has been an increase in litigation due to a failure of recognition of anal sphincter tears and inappropriate management. This aims to clarify and graphically demonstrate perineal anatomy and explain the pathophysiology of anal incontinence as well as applied pharmacology. It also institutes the new recommended classification of perineal tears and describes the various anal sphincter repair techniques. The emphasis is placed on the correct post-operative management, management of a subsequent pregnancy following previous anal sphincter injury and prevention of anal sphincter tears as an important issue that has not been given due consideration previously. The authors also focus on medical/legal implications in order to introduce safe medical practice.
The book will mostly be of interest to trainees and consultants, colorectal surgeons, physiotherapists, midwives, continence advisors, labour wards and lawyers.

Book details:
Author:Abdul H Sultan,Ranee Thakar,Dee E. Fenner
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (December 22, 2006)
Size: 8,147 MB


Anxiety Management in Adult Day Surgery: A Nursing Perspective

The book is the first of its kind to specifically outline the psycho-educational nursing interventions required by the anxious, adult patient undergoing elective, ambulatory surgery. Anxiety management is a considerable issue for the majority of surgical patients and has been recognised as such for many decades. However, no formal nursing intervention currently exists to support patients during this acute phase.
This book is one of the first to provide strong evidence for the way in which patients can be assisted in the management of their anxiety. Moreover, it provides future direction for surgical nursing intervention in this new era of minimal invasive surgery where patients undergoing elective procedures increasingly require less physical nursing intervention and spend very little time within the acute hospital setting.

Book details:
Author:Mark Mitchell
Publisher:Whurr Publishers Ltd; 1 edition (17 Jun 2005)
Size:1,068 MB
Format: pdf


Thursday, May 24, 2007


Sepsis (or septic shock) is one of the leading post-surgical or post-traumatic complications in today's hospitals. This pervasive condition is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units worldwide, as well as the leading cause of death in non-coronary patients. This is a concise, practical soft cover volume devoted to covering only the most practical information for physicians. Charts, tables, and other figures are used to illustrate easy-to-follow treatment guidelines for those professionals who regularly treat patients in the ICU.

Book details:
Author:Guillermo Ortiz-Ruiz,Marco A. Perafan,Eugene Faist
Publisher:Springer; 2 edition (April 12, 2006)
size:922 KB


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine

The volume provides a concise review of the important applied physiological issues associated with the management of the critically ill patients, provinding short direct Physiologic Note and Seminal Physiologic Reviews relevant to the practicing critical care physician. This practical approach, being bound by strong physiological principals and written by many of the leaders in this field is a unique volume of practical information, essential for any practicing critical care physician to apply their art effectively and efficiently.Written for:
Intensive care physicians, surgerons, cardiologists

Book details:
Author:Pinsky, M.R.; Brochard, L.; Mancebo, J. (Eds.)
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (November 14, 2006)
Size: 5.483 MB


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Pulmonary Physiology, 7th Edition

The seventh edition of Pulmonary Physiology has been thoroughly updated. New figures have been added to help students visualize concepts more clearly and learn the material more effectively. New references have been added to the end of each chapter. It has been more than 25 years since Pulmonary Physiology was first published. The book is now older than many of the students reading it!
Chapter 1 Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
Chapter 2 Mechanics of Breathing
Chapter 3 Alveolar Ventilation
Chapter 4 Blood Flow to the Lung
Chapter 5 Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships
Chapter 6 Diffusion of Gases
Chapter 7 The Transport of Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
Chapter 8 The Regulation of Acid-Base Status
Chapter 9 The Control of Breathing
Chapter 10 Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
Chapter 11 The Respiratory System under Stress
Clinical Problem Answers

Book details:
Author:Michael G. Levitzky
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 7 edition
Pages: 280
Size: 3,521 MB


The Fifth Decade of Cardic Pacing

While bringing into focus the major advances in cardiac pacing over the last 5-6 years this book places particular emphasis on new techniques for the treatment of congestive heart failure. Other topics include new and unusual indications for pacemakers, the clinical aspects of expanding pacemaker memory and stored electrograms in the diagnosis of arrhythmias, automatic mode switching, the pacemaker/ICD interface, complex pacemaker electrocardiography and advances in pacemaker follow-up. This book will be a valuable resource for those involved in the care of patients with implanted devices.
Part I: Implantation and Explantation
Part II: Multisite Pacing in Heart Failure
Part III. Advances in Technology
Part IV. Pacemaker Follow-Up

Book details:
Author:Serge Barold and Jacques Mugica
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing Limited (December 1, 2003)
Size:21,905 MB


Sodium Channels, Pain, and Analgesia (Progress in Inflammation Research)

Sodium channels confer excitability on neurons in nociceptive pathways and exhibit neuronal tissue specific and injury regulated expression. This volume provides recent insights into the control of expression, functioning and membrane trafficking of nervous system sodium channels and reviews why sodium channel sub-types are potentially important drug targets in the treatment of pain. The roles of sodium channels in dental and visceral pain are also addressed. The emerging role of sodium channel Nav1.3 in neuropathic states is another important theme. Authors from the pharmaceutical industry discuss pharmacological approaches to the drug targeting of sodium channels, and in particular Nav1.8, exclusively expressed in nociceptive neurons. The final chapter highlights the functional diversity of sodium channels in part provided by post-transcriptional processing and the insights into sodium channel function that are being provided by tissue specific and inducible gene knock-out technology.

Book details:
Author:Kevin Coward,Mark D. Baker
Publisher:Birkhauser; 1 edition (September 13, 2005)
Size:2,417 MB


Analgesia: 177 (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology)

This volume attempts to summarize the current state of knowledge on mechanisms underlying the various effects of analgesics, their side effect profiles, and their indications and contraindications in clinical use. It also gives insights into current efforts to discover novel mechanisms underlying the generation of different types of pain and the resulting development of new modulating compounds.
Written for:
Scientists and researchers in the fields of Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Psychology.

Book details:
Author:Stein, Christoph (Ed.)
Publisher:Springer-Verlag GmbH; Auflage: 1st ed. (Oktober 2006)
Size: 3,313 MB


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Emergency Medicine (Vademecum)

The idea when we started was to collect the core Emergency Medicine
information and present it in an abbreviated, succinct manner, useful to housestaff and medical students. As we progressed it became obvious that the very breadth of the specialty prevented any one person from accomplishing this task. It also became obvious that our specialty had advanced past the point where succinctness was possible. We peeled, boiled and pared, and came up with this.
Table of contents
1. Emergency Resuscitation
2. Cardiovascular Disorders
3. Pulmonary Emergencies
4. Neurologic Emergencies
5. GI Emergencies
6. Genitourinary Emergencies
7. OB/GYN Emergencies
8. Orthopedic Emergencies
9. Endocrine and Electrolyte Emergencies
10. Hematologic Emergencies
11. Infectious Disease Emergencies
12. General Management of the Poisoned Patient
13. Selected Environmental Emergencies
14. ENT, Maxillofacial and Dental Emergencies
15. Ophthalmologic Emergencies
16. Trauma
17. Psychiatric Emergencies
18. Special Imaging Studies for the Emergency Department: Angiography MRI V/Q and
19. Computed Tomography: Emergency Department Applications
20. Bedside Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine
21. Disaster Management
22. Special Pediatric Considerations

Book details:
Author:Sean O. Henderson
Publisher:Landes Bioscience
Size: 8,396 MB
Format: pdf


Great Feuds in Medicine :Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

In 1761 German physician Leopold Auenbrugger remarked, "It has always been the fate of those who have illustrated or improved the arts and sciences by their
discoveries to be beset by envy, malice, hatred, destruction and calumny." Following Great Feuds in Science, Hellman (Beyond Your Senses) now documents 10 dramatic medical disputes. British anatomist William Harvey's 1628 discovery of blood circulation challenged anatomical theory and caused his ostracism by the scientific community. In the late 18th-century, electrical disputes raged between Galvani whose "animal electricity" theory, to modern sensibilities, borders on the occult, though it garnered immediate support and prefigured current studies of electricity and paralysis and Volta, who worked to disprove Galvani. Claude Bernard's experiments on animals, in his studies of the nervous system, caused outrage among antivivisectionists and led to his being disowned by his family. Hungarian obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis was committed to a mental hospital after the Viennese medical establishment rejected his hypothesis that unsanitary conditions in his workplace (doctors went from an autopsy to a birth without washing their hands) caused the high infection and death rate among patients. Other chapters address "Freud bashing," Sabin vs. Salk (polio vaccine) and Gallo vs. Montagnier (AIDS). Hellman eschews comprehensiveness for pith and entertainment, neglecting no unusual "twist," "strange coincidence," "cloud of suspicion" or "lucky break" to heighten the drama of these medical milestones. (Mar. 9)Forecast: Hellman's well-received books and articles (in the New York Times, Omni, Reader's Digest, etc.), and the success of popular science writing ensure his continuing appeal to serious science buffs, history fans, and casual readers alike.

Book details:
Author:Harold Hellman
Publisher:Wiley; New Ed edition (February 1, 2001)
Size: 562 KB
Format:Compiled HTML help file(chm)


Fluid Volume Monitoring with Glucose Dilution

Decision making regarding fluid volume loading, fluid restriction, or administration of vasoactive drugs may vary among physicians, depending solely upon their clinical experience in the absence of evidence-based measurement. The initial distribution volume of glucose (IDVG) is believed to be clinically relevant as a marker of cardiovascular and fluid management in critically ill patients without a significant modification of glucose metabolism. This book covers all aspects of IDVG measurement, including the basic concept, its relationship with other fluid volumes, and the clinical application of this technique in the intensive care unit based on both the author's studies and their clinical experience with more than 4000 IDVG determinations. When the concept of IDVG is properly understood and its measurement is then performed routinely, daily fluid and cardiovascular management in critically ill patients can be improved saded on evidence-based measurement
A clinically important misinterpretation of cardiac preload or circulating blood volume could cause serious consequences in critically ill patients.
However, many physicians do not possess a proper knowledge of fluid volume assessment. They are generally not interested in fluid volume assessment, but rather are interested in the underlying pathology and/or cardiac function of their patients. Accordingly, decision making about fluid volume loading, fluid restriction, or administration of vasoactive drugs may vary among physicians, depending solely on their clinical experience in the absence of evidence-based measurement, leading to a significant increase in morbidity as well as length of hospital stay in the critically ill.

Book details:
Author:Hironori Ishihara ,Adolph H. Giesecke
Publisher:Springer-Verlag Tokyo, Inc
Size:2,076 MB
Format: pdf


The Role of Nitric Oxide in Heart Failure

This first volume is a compilation of a series of comprehensive review articles on selected topics that were published in the Journal of Heart Failure Reviews. The 20 excellent articles were contributed by some of the leading basic and clinician scientists in the field. The articles are well balanced and address clinically pertinent issues. The book should serve as an excellent reference source for basic science and medical students, medical residents and postdoctoral fellows, pharmacologists, physicians, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, endocrinologists, nephrologists, and neurologists. It is our hope that the book will become a companion for cardiovascular researchers and scientists working in the field of NO, the role of NO in cardiovascular pathophysiology, and the development of NO-related targets for cardiovascular therapeutics.

Book details:
Author:Bodh I. Jugdutt
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (April 30, 2004)
Size: 14,211 MB


Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen application has now become a useful technique for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in CNS, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as in soft-tissue and orthopaedic pathologies and haematologic disorders. With a specific didactic approach, supported by numerous illustrations and tables, this volume aims to present all aspects of oxygen application under pressure not only to resolve some clinical problems, but also to improve recovery or to modify a negative illness evolution. Both scientists and practitioners will find this work a useful and updated reference book.
It is now ten years since the first Handbook on Hyperbaric Medicine was published. During this time there have been many major advances: our understanding of the actions of hyperbaric oxygenation has been elucidated by several studies; clinical practice is becoming more scientific; various consensus-derived organisational and operational recommendations and guidelines are now widely accepted.
As for Europe, these positive developments are largely due to the continuous action of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM). One of the most successful initiatives was the start of a specific European research action sponsored by the EU Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) programme. The specific COST Action for hyperbaric medicine, COST B14, has been completed and has provided the impetus for the publication of this new Handbook.
This book is a reference document for researchers and clinicians, and is also of excellent use for both teachers and students.
Written for: Hyperbaric and diving physicians; researchers in high pressure biology; intensivists and researchers in oxygen biology; physicians connected with one of the major indications of HBO: general surgery, orthopedics and traumatology, plastic surgery, oncology radiotherapy, diabetology, ENT, etc.; medical libraries, industry (diving companies, hyperbaric chamber and equipment manufacturers), regulatory organisations (public health agencies, Normalisation

Book details:
Author:Daniel Mathieu
Publisher:Springer; 1 edition (February 10, 2006)
Size:4,382 MB
Format: pdf


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The ECG Made Easy, 6th edition

This highly respected book is a simple, readable guide to the accurate identification and interpretation of normal and abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns for medical students, nurses and junior doctors. The emphasis throughout is on the straightforward practical application of the ECG. It will prove useful to all medical and health care staff who require clear, basic knowledge about the ECG.
The ECG Made Easy has for some time been the pocket reference for junior doctors... good starter, but you may need some help. One of the most popular introductory texts on this subject. All the basic concepts for understanding this topic are included, though there could be more emphasis on possible areas of confusion; such as the different between leads and wires . This book also suffers from only being pocket sized and having pocket sized tracings, and on pages that depict limb and chest leads the layout could be improved to show that they are separate groups. For a newcomer to this subject you may not find it all that easy, as the explanations may need some practical demonstrations from an accomplished teacher with topics such as the cardiac axis. However this book does avoid the jargon and physiology that can be off putting in most other introductory texts. If this book leaves you with further questions, you would probably also need and indeed benefit from the author s two other titles The ECG in Practice and 100 ECG Problems . This would enable you to improve your skills of interpretation, and the three titles bought over time would provide an adequate inexpensive reference shelf for most health care workers.

Book details:
Author:John R. Hampton
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 6Rev Ed edition (31 Mar 2003)
Size: 18,861 MB


Practical Management of Pain

PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT OF PAIN presents a comprehensive approach to chronic pain with its practical, concise descriptions of pain evaluation, pain syndromes, rationales for management, and treatment modalities. The book includes commonly seen pain syndromes, including headaches, trunk pain, orofacial pain, back pain, and extremity pain, as well as specific pain syndromes such as postoperative pain, pain due to cancer, phantom pain, and pain in the management of AIDS patients. This book is excellent both for non-specialists who treat the occasional pain patient and for physicians specializing in pain management.

Book details:
Author:P. Prithvi Raj
Publisher:Mosby; 3 edition (June 15, 2000)
Size: 12,835 MB
Format: Compiled HTML help file (chm)


150 ECG Problems

A practical resource for developing ECG interpretation skills. 150 12-lead ECG strips and their associated case histories challenge readers to formulate diagnoses for a wide variety of cardiac abnormalities. Detailed an-swers and explanations allow readers to see whether they reached the correct conclusions. And, page referen-ces to Dr. Hampton's other best-selling booksECG Made Easy and The ECG in Practicemake it easy to find more information on the relevant principles of ECG interpretation.
"For anyone who feels they are competent at reading twelve lead ECGs this would be good for sharpening your skills of diagnosis, or even as a refresher. I think this is the best read and best buy of John Hampton s three books on the ECG, the others being The ECG Made Easy and The ECG in Practice as the recordings are presented in random order and the readers interest should be maintained throughout. The tracings are all graded for difficult; medical student, house officer, paramedic or nurse, and MRCP standard. Each twelve lead ECG in this book has a case history, and the answers are brief but to the point; listing ECG features, clinical interpretation, and importantly What to do . With a minimal amount of text and plenty of recordings this is good value if you have grasped the basics as in The ECG Made Easy . This book will act as a handy pocket reference with its comprehensive index as all the recordings are cross referenced with The ECG Made Easy and The ECG in Practice . An enjoyable and challenging book for most health care workers.

Book details:
Author:John R. Hampton
Publisher:Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (March 25, 2003)
Size: 26,798 MB
Format: pdf


Hypoxia and Exercise (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

The 14th volume in the series will focus on cutting edge research at the interface of hypoxia and exercise. The work will cover the range from molecular mechanisms of muscle fatigue and muscle wasting to whole body exercise on the world's highest mountains. State of the art papers on training at high altitude for low altitude athletic performance will also be featured.

Book details:
Author:Robert C. Roach, Peter D. Wagner, Peter Hackett
Publisher:Springer-Verlag New York Inc.; 1st edition (Oct 2006)
Size:6,590 MB
Format: pdf


Monday, May 7, 2007

Mechanical Ventilation, An Issue of Critical Care Clinics

It is not only our goal in the issue to review the basic aspects of mechanical ventilation, such as modes of mechanical ventilation, ventilatory monitoring, and weaning from ventilation, but we wish to also develop discussion on some of the common controversies such as alveolar recruitment and stabilization. This issue also addresses some of the cutting edge concepts of mechanical ventilation such as therapist-driven protocols to standardize our care within specific disease groups.
More and more, we use the education and expertise of respiratory therapists to provide a comprehensive team approach in patient management.
Introduction of computer-based closed loop ventilation will also surely change the face of critical care practice as we allow technology to aid us in the 24/7 environment of the modern ICU.
We have also started to address three major complex patient disease groups in this issue:massive chest trauma, the complex environment of the neurologic ICU, and the fast-track world of the cardiovascular patient. Aspects of each of these may have implications in the care of other less specialty- based patients. No issue of a monograph on mechanical ventilation
can be complete without focusing on a major question in our society, that of end of life. We are hopeful that this issue will be useful and spur broad-based discussion on how to wean mechanical life support during that highly emotionally charged period.

Book details:
Author:Peter J. Papadakos, MD
Publisher:Saunders (06 April, 2007)
Size:2,358 MB
Format: pdf


Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition

This popular Handbook provides practical, accessible guidelines on a huge range of situations that present to the A and E department, and is the essential guide for junior doctors (including candidates for examinations in Accident and Emergency Medicine), specialist nurses, paramedics, and general practitioners. The text is deliberately precise and prescriptive. It gives up-to-date step-by-step advice on presentation, investigation, diagnosis, emergency treatment and further referral for adult and paediatric patients, Important practical procedures are covered in stepwise, easy-to-follow format with line diagrams illustrating anatomical landmarks.
Health personnel who work in an Accident and Emergency Department are faced with varied and difficult challenges. Rapid decisions are required and the consequences of errors can be devastating. The Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine is unique in the spectrum and depth of information it provides for doctors, emergency nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals. It deals with all groups of patients who present to an Accident and Emergency Department. It provides practical guidance on the management of a huge range of situations including poisoning, major trauma, ob/gyn, psychiatric and pediatric emergencies. The second edition includes updated guidelines for life-threatening emergencies, and the inclusion of many new topics, including SARS.

Book details:
Author:Wyatt, Jonathan P.; Illingworth, Robin N.; Clancy, Michael J.; Munro, Philip T.; Robertson, Colin E.
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Pages: 728
Size: 9,050 MB
Format: Compiled HTML help file


Saturday, May 5, 2007

Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical ventilation and weaning is one of the most common procedures carried out in critically ill patients. Appropriate management of these patients is of paramount importance to improve the outcome in terms of both morbidity and mortality. This book offers the physiological and clinical basis required to improve the care delivered to patients undergoing mechanical ventilation.
In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of how to ventilate patients, when to initiate and discontinue ventilation, and importantly, the side effects of mechanical ventilation. This book represents a state-of-the-art review by the leading experts in this field and covers a number of important topics including epidemiology, underlying physiological concepts, and approaches to monitoring. The pros and cons of various modes of ventilation are reviewed, as are novel forms of ventilation that may play a role in the future management of patients with respiratory failure. The importance of patient-ventilator synchrony and ventilator-induced lung injury are reviewed, with a focus on recent clinical trials and the challenges of implementing the results into clinical practice.

Book details:
Author: Arthur S. Slutsky, MD.Laurent Brochard, MD
Publisher:Springer-Verlag New York, Incorporated
Size:6,43 MB


protocoles de prise en charge et traitement des urgences - recommandations et conseils(French)

Les personnels (médicaux et paramédicaux) des services d’Urgences
hospitaliers sont confrontés à des situations extrêmement variées, dans leur
nature et leur gravité, d’un moment à l’autre et parfois en même temps.
Quelle que soit leur expérience de cet exercice si particulier de la médecine, le besoin de disposer de schémas clairs, scientifiquement valides et opérationnels en temps réel, est à la base des cahiers de protocoles qui existent dans de nombreux services. Ces cahiers contribuent à une certaine homogénéité dans la prise en charge des patients.
Cet ouvrage (le premier édité par la Société Francophone des Urgences Médicales) est destiné à compléter et enrichir les cahiers de protocoles des différents services d’Urgences.
Il a été élaboré sur la base de protocoles adressés par de nombreux services d’Urgences. Un comité de Rédaction a procédé à la sélection des sujets et à l’adaptation et à l’enrichissement des protocoles avec comme ambition la simplicité et la clarté mais aussi l’exactitude scientifique. La correction des textes a été assurée par la Commission Scientifique, par des lecteurs extérieurs, et dans certains cas par le Conseil d’Administration de la SFUM.
Détails sur le livre:
Auteur:B. Bedock
Editeur : Arnette (25 juin 1999)
Broché: 408 pages
taille :2,041 MB


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


Friday, May 4, 2007

Turning up the Heat on Pain: TRPV1 Receptors in Pain and Inflammation (Progress in Inflammation Research)

Vanilloids mediate their effects by selective agonism of an ion channel, the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1). TRPV1 is a ligand-gated, non-selective, cation channel preferentially expressed in small-diameter, primary afferent neurons, including nociceptive sensory nerves. In addition to be activated by capsaicin and related vanilloids, TRPV1 responds to heat and extracellular acidification, and will integrate simultaneous exposures to these stimuli. The aim of this book is to summarize recent insights in the role of TRPV1 in pain and inflammation, and to discuss how modulation of this receptor may lead to important advances in analgesic drug development. Insights into the prospects for the therapeutic potential of TRPV1 activation or inhibition, particularly in various painful or inflammatory conditions, are provided. The volume is written for basic scientists and clinicians interested in the mechanisms of pain, inflammation and the treatment of these conditions.

Book details:
Author: Annika B. Malmberg, Keith R. Bley
Publisher:Birkhauser (27 September, 2005)
Size:1,776 MB


Emergencies and Complications in Gastroenterology

Acute conditions in gastroenterology are typically connected with high morbidity and mortality; an optimal therapy of these conditions demands a close cooperation between several disciplines, particularly gastroenterology and surgery. However, systematic data for a generalized approach to determine the optimal diagnostic procedures and therapy have so far not been available. The publication on hand tries to fill this gap by providing gastroenterologists and surgeons with recommendations for a rational multidisciplinary approach.
Acute states are characterized by multifactorial etiological changes as well as polymorbidity, which have an adverse influence on diagnostic accuracy and effect of therapy. In this situation, endoscopic examination which enables a simultaneous therapeutical solution is of fundamental importance. However, endoscopy is an invasive method, and due to patients’ polymorbidity, endoscopic approaches are limited by their general clinical condition, particularly by cardiopulmonary compensation. In these cases, non-invasive diagnostic methods are called for, such as ultrasound, computer tomography (CT) or nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Moreover, modifications of these methods, e.g. CT-enteroclysis or CT-colonography, provide very precise and immediate results that allow to adopt the optimal strategic method. These methods may in the future substitute endoscopic examinations.
This publication has been especially compiled for gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, intensivists and physicians involved in the management of acute cases to help them determine the optimal therapy for their patients.
Management of Acute Variceal Bleeding
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage – Surgical Aspects
Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding – The Role of Endoscopy
Management of Acute Cholangitis
Acute Pancreatitis: Treatment Strategies
Modern Phase-Specific Management of Acute Pancreatitis
Severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Medical Management
Surgical Treatment of Severe Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Intestinal Obstruction and Perforation – The Role of the Gastroenterologist
Intestinal Obstruction and Perforation – The Role of the Surgeon
Book details:
Author:Díte, P. (Brno)
Publisher:S. Karger AG, Basel
Size:832 KB


Guide to safe diving and diving emergencies

The purpose of this booklet is to offer brief guidance to health care personnel and to those involved with recreational, scientific, and occupational diving. The focus is on safety,preventing accidents, and responding to diving-related medical emergencies. Underwater activities are increasing in Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere around the world. It is not necessary to memorize or even understand everything in this booklet for it to be of use to you.
For the answer to most questions, just look in the index to find the location of the information you need. Most sections can be understood without reading.

Book details:
Author:Dr. Ken LeDez is an anesthesiologist and is recognized as a specialist in diving medicine.
Publisher:The Centre for Offshore and Remote Medicine (MEDICOR)
Size: 1,55 MB


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Trauma Management

This book is a quick and practical guide in the evaluation and management of trauma patients. Contributors include world renowned trauma surgeons, each well-respected for their work and scientific contributions from trauma centers around the world. A trauma reference for years to come, it has as its mission, sharing with all of our colleagues a wealth of knowledge in the care of the critically injured patient.
Table of contents
Prehospital Trauma Care
Initial Evaluation and Management in the Emergency Departmen
Ultrasound in Trauma
Analgesia and Sedation in Trauma
Emergency Airway Management in the Trauma Patient
Shock and Resuscitation
Management of Head Injury
Maxillofacial Trauma
Evaluation of the C-Spine
Penetrating Injuries of the Neck
Carotid Artery Injuries
Subclavian and Axillary Vascular Injuries
Vertebral Artery Injuries
Laryngotracheal Injuries
Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries
Blunt Thoracic Trauma
Penetrating Chest Injuries: Evaluation and Management
Cardiac Injuries
Lung Injuries
Blunt Aortic Trauma
Penetrating Thoracic Vascular Injuries
Diaphragm Injuries
Esophageal Injury
CT Scan in Chest Trauma
Emergency Department Thoracotomy
Evaluation of Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Evaluation of Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
Hepatic Injuries and Bile Duct Injuries
Splenic Injuries
Pancreatic Injuries
Duodenal Injuries
Colon/Rectal Injuries
Genitourinary Tract Trauma
Abdominal Vascular Injury
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Damage Control Operations
CT Scan in Abdominal Trauma
Extremity Compartment Syndrome
Penetrating Extremity Injury
Popliteal Vessel Injuries
Hand Trauma
Long Bone Fractures and the General Surgeon
Pelvic Fractures and the General Surgeon
Spinal Injuries
Pediatric Trauma
Geriatric Trauma
Trauma in Pregnancy
Interventional Radiology in the Care
of the Trauma Patient ... ..
Minimally Invasive Surgery in Trauma
Ballistics of Gunshot Injuries
Blast Injuries
Forensics for Trauma Care Givers
Endocrine Problems in Trauma
MOF Failure: MOF Syndrome
Surgical Nutrition
Acute Burn Injury
Inhalation Injury
Management of the Potential Organ Donor Patient
Hypothermia in Trauma Patients
Trauma Scores
Crush Syndrome
Anesthesia of the Traumatized Patient
Transfusion Therapy
Venous Thromboembolism After Injury
Trauma Program Manager
Fat Embolism
Alcohol, Illicit Drugs and Trauma

Book details:
Author:Demetrios Demetriades,Juan A. Asensio
Size: 37,378 MB


Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Management

A well-illustrated quick-reference guide to the complete management of emergent medical problems occurring in women. Formatted to lead the clinician from signs and symptoms to differential diagnosis. Includes a bulleted list of high-yield key facts at the start of each chapter and highlighted diagnostic and treatment guidelines.
1 - Functional Gynecologic Anatomy
2 - Critical Physiologic Alterations in Pregnancy
3 - Drug Use in Pregnancy
4 - Vaginal Bleeding and Other Common Complaints in Early Pregnancy
5 - Ectopic Pregnancy
6 - Complications of Induced Abortion
7 - Transfer and Transport of Pregnant Women
8 - Preeclampsia and Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
9 - Trauma in Pregnancy
10 - Bleeding After 20 Weeks' Gestation: Maternal and Fetal Assessment
11 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Perimortem Cesarean Delivery
12 - Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy
13 - Pulmonary Disorders
14 - Abdominal Pain and Surgical Complications of Pregnancy
15 - Diabetes During Pregnancy
16 - Common Hematologic Disorders During Pregnancy
17 - Infections and Infectious Exposures in Pregnancy
18 - Neurologic Disorders in Pregnancy
19 - Mental Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
20 - Cardiovascular Disorders in Pregnancy
21 - Emergency Delivery, Preterm Labor, and Postpartum Hemorrhage
22 - Postpartum Infections
23 - Methods of Gynecologic Examination in the Young Patient
24 - Common Gynecologic and Urinary Problems in the Pediatric and Adolescent Female
25 - Sexual Abuse and Assault in the Pediatric Patient
26 - Breast Disorders
27 - Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
28 - Acute Abdominal Pain in Women of Childbearing Age
29 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
30 - Vulvar Disease
31 - Vaginitis
32 - Complications of Gynecologic Procedures
33 - Sexual Assault
34 - Intimate Partner Violence
35 - Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
36 - Non-Sexually Transmitted Gynecologic Infections: Urinary Tract Infections and Toxic Shock Syndromes

Book details:
Author:Mark D. Pearlman,Judith E. Tintinalli,Pamela L Dyne
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional
Size: 26,874 MB
Format: compiled HTML help file(chm)


Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Second Edition

Handbook for the common and uncommon hemostatic problems health care providers face in clinical practice. For residents and clinicians.
Table of contents
1. Basics of Coagulation
2. Tests of Hemostasis and Thrombosis
3. Bleeding Disorders: A General Approach
4. Hemophilia
5. Von Willebrand Disease
6. Other Inherited Bleeding Disorders
7. Acquired Bleeding Disorders
8. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
9. Liver and Renal Disease
10. Cardiac Bypass
11. Immune Thrombocytopenia
12. Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TTP/HUS)
13. Non-Blood Product Agents for Bleeding Disorders
14. Transfusion Therapy and Massive Transfusions
15. Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
16. Thrombosis in Unusual Sites
17. Hypercoagulable States
18. Acquired Hypercoagulable States
19. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
20. Antithrombotic Therapy for Cardiac Disease
21. Stroke and Peripheral Vascular Disease
22. Heparin and Heparin-Like Drugs
23. Direct Thrombin Inhibitors
24. Warfarin
25. Antiplatelet Agents
26. Thrombolytic Therapy
27. Bleeding and Thrombosis in Cancer Patients
28. Bleeding and Thrombosis in Pregnancy
29. Pediatric Thrombosis

BooK details:
Author: Thomas G. DeLoughery
Size: 1,190 MB


Wednesday, May 2, 2007

First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Clerkship (First Aid Clinical Clerkship Series)

Annals of Emergency Medicine : "First Aid succeeds in reviewing the basics of emergency medicine disease processes and treatments and preparing medical students for clerkship examinations by providing less than one page summaries of the most common disease processes seen in the emergency medicine field, thus allowing the student to familiarize himself with the definition, etiology or pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of each illness...Overall, I recommend First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Clerkship as a fun and potentially interactive basic review of emergency medicine topics for medical students."
Table of Contents:
Section I: How to Succeed in the Emergency Medicine Clerkship
Section II: Database of High-Yield Facts
Neurologic Emergencies
Head and Neck Emergencies
Respiratory Emergencies
Cardiovascular Emergencies
GI Emergencies
Renal and Genitourinary Emergencies
Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies
Gynecologic Emergencies
Obstetric Emergencies
Musculoskeletal Emergencies
Endocrine Emergencies
Dermatologic Emergencies
Emergency Toxicology
Environmental Emergencies
Ethics, Medicolegal Issues, and Evidence-Based Medicine
Section III: ClassifiedIndex

Book details:
Author:Latha G Stead
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Medical; 2 edition (March 28, 2006)
Size:10,558 MB


Tutorium Periphere Regionalanästhesie(German)

Trotz zunehmender Anwendungen in den vergangenen Jahren spielen periphere Regionalanästhesien im Vergleich zu den rückenmarknahen Verfahren immer noch eine eher nachrangige Rolle. Dies gilt insbesondere für die peripheren Blockadetechniken der unteren Extremität. Die Vorteile der kompletten Anästhesie einer einzelnen Extremität für operative Eingriffe der verschiedensten .Art waren für uns vor Jahren Anlass, diesen Techniken unsere besondere Aufmerksamkeit zuzuwenden.
Angeregt durch interessierte Kollegen sowie durch das eigene Bestreben, die sowohl aus Sicht der Anwender als auch aus Sicht der Patienten überaus positiven Erfahrungen einem breiteren Kollegenkreis weiterzugeben,n entstand die Idee zu einer praxisorientierten anatomisch-klinischen Fortbildung. Zu diesem „Tutorium Periphere Regionalanästhesie“ haben jetzige und frühere Mitarbeiter ein Begleitskript erstellt, das in komprimierter Form den Inhalt dieser Veranstaltung zusammenfasst.

Autor: Prof. Dr. med. H.-H.Mehrkens
Verleger: Abteilung Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin imRehabilitationskrankenhaus UlmOrthopädische und Neurologische Klinik der Universität Ulm
Seiten :64
Größe :2,815 MB


Compact-Tutorium Periphere Regionalanästhesie:
Version für PDA-Rechner und Handhelds(499 KB)