Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Intensive Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery: Pathophysiological Basis for the Management of Acute Cerebral Injury

Neuromonitoring is a tool of the trade in intensive care, and should incorporate cutting-edge technology with patience, repeated clinical observation, and careful identification of neuroworsening. The aim of the book is to be of practical use, and to assist the clinical practice of the busy physician. The clinical examination is the introductory section of the book, and an abundance of technology, with specific emphasis on the importance of intracranial pressure, follows. Since the patient with an injured brain can survive only if other organs and systems (such as the lungs, the acid-base equilibrium, etc.) are preserved, a section of the book covers the interactions between the affected brain and other organs. The intracranial pressure measurement starts (or unfortunately ends) with a well-maintained catheter, which becomes vital when the drainage of hydrocephalus is involved. Dealing with patients with severe brain damage has plenty of ethical implications, up to and including the problems related to brain death and organ donation.

Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management

Central Pain Syndrome is a neurological condition caused by damage specifically to the central nervous system - brain, brainstem, or spinal cord. This is the only up-to-date book available on the clinical aspects (including diagnosis and therapy) of CPS management.

Anaesthesia on the Move

The Medicine on the Move series provides fully flexible access to subjects across the curriculum in a unique combination of print and mobile formats ideal for the busy medical student and junior doctor. No matter what your learning style, whether you are studying a subject for the first time or revisiting it during exam preparation, Medicine on the Move will give you the support you need.

This innovative print and app package will help you to connect with the topic of anaesthesia in preparation for exams and future clinical practice.

By using this resource in print or as an app, you really will experience the opportunity to learn medicine on the move. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Central Venous Catheters

This book addresses all the issues a patient may experience prior to receiving a VAD. Selection of equipment, practical aspects of technique, the pros and cons of the various veins, and modifications of technique for certain circumstances are examined. Covereage also includes the roles played by radiologists, anaesthetists, surgeons, nurses, and other team memebers. Throughout the chapters a reference is made to the IV Therapy Standards published by the Royal College of Nursing IV Therapy Forum in 2003. Each chapter is evidence based and fully referenced.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Text Atlas of Practical Electrocardiography: A Basic Guide to ECG Interpretation

This book combines clear explanatory text with a wealth of images of ECG recordings in order to provide an accessible, up-to-date source of information and guide to interpretation for all professionals seeking to increase their expertise in electrocardiography. ECG results are presented and discussed for a wide range of conditions, including all forms of arrhythmia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, bundle branch blocks, ischemic cardiomyopathy, atrial and ventricular enlargement, pericardial and myocardial diseases, diseases of the pulmonary circulation, and post pacemaker implantation. Normal ECG findings are fully described, and helpful introductory information is included on the principles of electrophysiology. The practically oriented text accompanying the ECG recordings covers both electrophysiological and clinical aspects.
More than 100 years after its first use by Willem Einthoven, electrocardiography continues to be the first diagnostic tool applied in most cardiac patients. This text atlas provides a sound basis for the correct ECG interpretation essential for appropriate patient management.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Primer of Anesthesia

It is a comprehensive accessible guide to general and local anesthesia, with the substance and depth of a textbook. Covers clinical aspects of preoperative evaluation and administration of anesthesia for postoperative pain management of the critically ill surgical and medical patients on various life-support systems. Presents essential aspects, theoretical details with illustrations, photographs and line drawings. Provides clinical reference in cardiac anesthesia with complete information on drugs, monitoring cardio pulmonary bypass, circulatory support and anesthetic management of cardiac disorders. Section 1 THE PREOPERATIVE PERIOD, 1. Intravenous Anesthesic Agents and Opioids, 2. Inhalational Anesthetic Agents, 3. Physiology of Neuromuscular Blockade and Neuromuscular Pharmacology, 4. The Anesthesia Machine, 5. Preoperative Evaluation of patients, SECTION 2 THE INTRAOPERATIVE PERIOD, 6. Monitoring the Patient Under Anesthesia, 7. Vascular Cannulation, 8. Airway Management, 9. Neuraxial (Spinal and Epidural) Blockade, 10. Peripheral Nerve Blocks, 11. Fluid Therapy and Transfusion, SECTION 3. THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD, 12. Post-anesthesia Care, 13. Oxygen Therapy, 14. Infection and the Anesthesiologist, SECTION 4 CRITICAL CARE, 15. Care of the Patient in the ICU, 16. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Color Atlas

Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this best-selling full-color atlas is a step-by-step guide to performing more than 60 peripheral nerve blocks, including those used in children. For each nerve block, the book provides detailed information about indications, patient positioning, needle size, drug selection, volume for infusion rate, anatomic landmarks, approach, and technique and offers tips for maximizing effectiveness and minimizing complications. Full-color clinical photographs and line art demonstrate anatomic landmarks, patient positioning, and techniques. This edition offers new material on ultrasound guidance and continuous catheter techniques.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Barash - Clinical Anesthesia 7th

Clinical Anesthesia, Seventh Edition, covers the full spectrum of clinical options, providing insightful coverage of pharmacology, physiology, co-existing diseases, and surgical procedures. This classic book is unmatched for its clarity and depth of coverage. Traditionally available as a printed textbook, now it comes with a completely revamped digital experience, powered by Inkling. Viewable through a browser or as a download to your tablet or smartphone, the digital version includes:

The complete text with optimized navigation
A powerful, index-based search
Hundreds of videos demonstrating teaching points for procedures and concepts. The videos teach airway anatomy via bronchoscope, demonstrate decision-making via animated algorithms, and simplify physiologic concepts via simple visual demonstrations
All referenced cases, studies and pages are linked throughout for instant access
Regular updates integrated into the text of the electronic version
Ongoing postings of new videos
The ability to share notes with friends and colleagues

Whether you’re brushing up on the basics, or preparing for a complicated case, the digital version will let you take the content wherever you go and offer you the most interactive experience yet.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19

The landmark guide to internal medicine—
updated and streamlined for today’s students and clinicians

Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the new 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods.
Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the new Nineteenth Edition:
  • Presented in two volumes: Volume 1 is devoted to foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; Volume 2 covers disease pathogenesis and treatment
  • NEW chapters on important topics such as Men’s Health, The Impact of Global Warming on Infectious Diseases, Fatigue, and many more
  • Critical updates in management and therapeutics in Hepatitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Ebola Virus Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lipoprotein Disorders, HIV and AIDS, and more.
  • Increased number of the popular Harrison’s clinical algorithms; clinically relevant radiographic examples spanning hundreds of diseases; clinical-pathological images in full color; crystal clear, full color drawings and illustrations and helpful tables and summary lists that make clinical application of the content faster than ever
  • Access to outstanding multi-media resources including practical videos demonstrating essential bedside procedures, physical examination techniques, endoscopic findings, cardiovascular findings, and more
Supporting the renowned coverage are supplemental resources that reflect and assist modern medical practice: more than 1,000 full-color photographs to aid visual recognition skills, hundreds of state-of-the-art radiographs, from plain film to 3D CT to PET Scans; beautiful illustrations that bring applied anatomy and processes to life; the renowned Harrison’s patient-care algorithms, essential summary tables, and practical demonstrative videos. In addition, the book’s several digital atlases highlight noninvasive imaging, percutaneous revascularization, gastrointestinal endoscopy, diagnosis and management of vasculitis, and numerous other issues commonly encountered in clinical practice.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room

Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room is a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook that covers all aspects of anesthesia care in OOR settings, from financial considerations to anesthetic techniques to quality assurance. With increasing numbers of procedures such as cardiac catheterization and imaging taking place outside of the main OR, anesthesia providers as well as non-anesthesia members of the patient care team will find this book critical to their understanding of the principles of anesthesia care in unique settings which may have limited physical resources. Topics include patient monitoring techniques, pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure care, and procedural sedation performed by non-anesthesia providers. The authors address problems of anesthesia that have unique answers in OOR settings, such as patient transport and cardiac arrest, and discuss technological progress and considerations for the future. The text also covers surgical procedures and anesthetic considerations by procedure location, such as radiology, infertility clinics, field and military environments, and pediatric settings, among many others Select guidelines from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) are provided as well. Edited by the senior faculty from Harvard Medical School and with contributions from other academic institutions, Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room provides a unique and convenient compendium of expertise and experience. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health: A Comprehensive Guide

This is a comprehensive guide to the role of anesthesiologists in medical missions. In their capacity as perioperative physicians, anesthesiologists improve the safety and efficacy of surgical interventions for underserved patients in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Contributions from international experts in global health provide essential historical context, practical medical and surgical considerations for planning missions, and scenarios of “on the ground” implementation of care. The final section considers anesthesiology education in the context of global health. This is an encompassing and eye-opening resource for trainees and physicians considering participating in a medical mission and students and faculty of global health. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Understanding ABGs & Lung Function Tests (Pocket Tutor)

Pocket tutor Understanding ABGs and Lung Function Tests is the perfect companion for medical students, junior doctors and anyone seeking to improve their working knowledge of these commonly used investigations. Guide to normal patterns and abnormalities enables you to interpret arterial blood gas and lung function tests successfully. Representative results teach you to identify disorders commonly seen in clinical practice. Anatomy and physiology review reinforces link between test results and underlying structure and function. Make every spare moment count with the pocket tutor series of guides to clinical investigations, skills and specialties. From reminders of key first principles to tips on how to think like an expert, the step-by-step approach and handy pocket size help you reinforce knowledge fast: on attachment, in transit, during tutorials or before exams. The interpretation of commonly performed pulmonary function tests is not hard; it just needs to be clearly explained. This book is just what the practising doctor needs to make sense of these tests and to use them to improve clinical care. Whether you want to be the next Hippocrates or just to get through the next ward round, you will learn a lot from reading it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Epidural Labor Analgesia: Childbirth Without Pain

This book offers an in-depth examination of labor pain and analgesia with the aim of promoting natural childbirth without pain. All aspects of the subject are covered, including the latest techniques of delivering labor analgesia. Importantly, emphasis is placed on a holistic approach, detailed attention being paid to the humanization of childbirth and behavioral aspects in addition to evidence-based medicine. Potential future developments are also addressed, with discussion of opportunities that have yet to be realized. In order to ensure that the text is easily readable for trainees as well as established practitioners, chapters have been restricted to a manageable length and information is presented clearly and succinctly. Step-by-step tutorials and boxes highlighting practical points are used to clarify technical aspects. The authors include both well-established experts and young emerging professionals from various European countries, ensuring an intercultural perspective. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Emergency Medicine PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Third Edition

The closest you can get to seeing the USMLE Step 2 CK without actually taking it
Emergency Medicine: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review is the perfect way to assess your knowledge of emergency medicine for the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams. You'll find 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that address the clerkship's core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by students who recently passed the boards and completed their clerkship to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam.
500 USMLE-style questions and answers
Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers
Targets what you really need to know for exam success
Student tested and reviewed

Friday, April 3, 2015

Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease

This timely revision reflects the rapid advances in surgery and anesthesia for congenital heart disease that have occurred in recent years, including neonatal cardiac surgery and anesthesia, treatment of single ventricle patients, new diagnostic modalities, and developments in the catheterization laboratory. New chapters address mechanical support of the circulation, embryology, and quality/outcomes management.

Civetta, Taylor and Kirby's Critical Care (Critical Care (Civetta)), 4th edition

The leading critical care textbook since 1988, Civetta, Taylor and Kirby's Critical Care is now in its Fourth Edition, with a new editorial team, over thirty new chapters, and completely updated information. The book addresses every problem encountered in the intensive care unit and covers surgical critical care more thoroughly than any other text. Each chapter begins with immediate concerns and proceeds to broader-based discussions of relevant pathophysiologic and clinical issues. This edition has new sections on shock states; pharmacology, nutrition, toxicology and the environment; and disaster management. New chapters include bedside ultrasound, point of care testing, neurogenic shock, anaphylactic shock, surgical infections, and acute coronary syndrome. A companion Website will offer instant access to the fully searchable text.