IV Therapy Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
* Number Of Pages: 304
* Publication Date: 2007-12-20
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0071496785
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780071496780
Your solution to mastering I.V. therapy
Looking for a quick way to learn the ins-and-outs of I.V. therapy but find other books dripping with complexity? Here’s your lifeline! I.V. Therapy Demystified infuses essential information with clear explanations to make learning easy.
Written by a nursing professor, this detailed guide covers fluids and electrolytes, I.V. therapy delivery systems, and peripheral and central I.V. therapy. You will learn about crystalloid and colloid solutions and blood component, parenteral nutrition, and pharmacological therapies. I.V. therapy in infants, children, and older adults is also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of I.V. therapy in no time at all.
I.V. Therapy Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.
This fast and easy guide offers:
* Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
* An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
* Measurements labeled in SI units
* Indications for I.V. therapy and options for delivery
* A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery ( Vol. 1&2 )
By Andres M. Lozano, Philip L. Gildenberg, Ronald R. Tasker
* Publisher: Springer
* Number Of Pages: 3247
* Publication Date: 2009-06
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3540699597
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783540699590
* Provides a state-of-the art appraisal of the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
* Integrates the knowledge and experience of leading international authorities
* Includes a DVD with videos that show the surgical procedures step by step (Not Included)
* Online edition linked to various Springer journals in Neurosurgery
This volume covers stereotactic principles and functional stereotaxis. Amongst the stereotactic principles are discussions of frame-based and frameless systems of stereotaxis, image guidance stereotaxis, atlases and the technical aspects of radiosurgery. Within functional neurosurgery, disorders covered include the diagnosis and management of pain, epilepsy, movement disorders and the rediscovered field of surgery for psychiatric disorders.
Neurosurgeons, surgeons and neurologists at all level of experience
Maternal and Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family
By Adele Pillitteri
* Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
* Number Of Pages: 1968
* Publication Date: 2006-01-01
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0781777763
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780781777766
Now in a fully revised, updated Fifth Edition, this text helps nurses understand wellness and illness as family-centered events. Using a nursing process framework, the book presents information in a clear, reader-friendly fashion. Each chapter begins with Key Terms, Learning Objectives, and a Case Study and ends with Key Points and Critical Thinking Exercises. New to this edition are Focus on Nursing Care Planning: Multidisciplinary Care boxes, which guide nurses in working with other healthcare providers. Other features include NIC and NOC, Focus on Pharmacology, Focus on Communication, and Assessing the Client boxes, “What If” questions, and illustrated nursing procedures.
Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology
By Massoud Mahmoudi
* Publisher: Humana Press
* Number Of Pages: 334
* Publication Date: 2009-06-19
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1603274421
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781603274425
In medical practice there are often complex cases that make extraordinary demands on a clinician’s knowledge and ingenuity. In Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology, the authors provide these types of fascinating, and informative cases to complement a basic knowledge of diagnosis and management in these fields. As such, this novel title will be of interest to a wide array of allergists and clinical immunologists, as well as all students of medicine and allied health. Written by a multidisciplinary group of national and international experts, the book covers in detail two or more challenging, real-life cases in each disorder discussed. Each case is followed by a work-up, treatment plan, and discussion that includes a differential diagnosis, up-to-date references, and up to ten thought-provoking, multiple-choice questions that enhance the book’s value as a comprehensive reference and teaching text. The cases include not only the common allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergy, but also disorders in immune regulation, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiencies. There are chapters on subjects as wide-ranging as anaphylaxis, occupational asthma, and immune-mediated rheumatic diseases. State-of-the-art and evidence-based, Challenging Cases in Allergy and Immunology is an important resource for all clinicians searching for ways to improve their ability to diagnose and manage patients with allergic and immunologic problems.
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
By Bertram Katzung, Anthony Trevor, Susan Masters
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
* Number Of Pages: 1200
* Publication Date: 2009-07-31
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0071604057
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780071604055
The most trusted and up-to-date pharmacology text in medicine — completely redesigned to make the learning process even more interesting and efficient
Organized to reflect the syllabi in Pharmacology courses, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers all the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. It is acknowledged worldwide as the field’s most current, authoritative, and comprehensive textbook. To be as clinically-relevant as possible, the book features a strong focus on the choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects.
Coverage that spans every important aspect of medical pharmacology:
* Basic Principles
* Autonomic Drugs
* Cardiovascular-Renal Drugs
* Drugs with Important Actions on Smooth Muscle
* Drugs that Act in the Central Nervous System
* Drugs Used to Treat Diseases of the Blood, Inflammation, and Gout
* Endocrine Drugs
* Chemotherapeutic Drugs
NEW to this edition:
* Full-color presentation, including 300+ illustrations
* Case studies open many chapters
* Summary tables at the end of most chapters
* Descriptions of important newly released drugs, including new immunopharmacologic agents
* Expanded coverage of general concepts relating to newly discovered receptors, receptor mechanisms, and drug transporters
Chronic Viral Hepatitis
* Publisher: Springer
* Number Of Pages: 400
* Publication Date: 2009-05-26
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1934115819
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781934115817
Leading scientists, clinicians, and clinical investigators comprehensively review the epidemiology, molecular virology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic hepatitis caused by the B and C viruses. The discussion of patient management includes contributions on developing novel therapeutics, supporting patients during therapy, alternative treatments, the use of drugs in chronic viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, and pregnancy in chronic viral hepatitis. Attention is also given to the treatment of patients with concomitant autoimmune disorders, the management of HIV co-infection, and the management of HBV/HCV co-infection.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
By Steven B. Kayne
* Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
* Number Of Pages: 619
* Publication Date: 2008-12-28
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0853697639
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780853697633
This book presents a practical introduction and is a reference source for all the major complementary and alternative medicines. Complementary medical treatments are now increasingly popular and the public demand for information and treatment is growing rapidly. It is therefore essential that all pharmacists have good knowledge of the main aspects of complementary therapies as they are meeting more and more patients who want advice and treatment with alternative therapies.This book provides a practical introduction and reference source on the products most frequently requested in community pharmacies and in hospitals. Chapters on other complementary therapies such as massage are also included for information so that pharmacists can give knowledge-based advice to the public.Additionally CAM is now an integral part of every MPharm course in the UK and of the pharmacy degree course in the USA. The previous edition has been adopted by universities both in the UK and the USA. Indeed in the UK, this is an essential textbook that includes all aspects of CAM covered in the MPharm degree.
Dail and Hammar’s Pulmonary Pathology: Volume I: Nonneoplastic Lung Disease
By David H. Dail, David H. Dail
* Publisher: Springer
* Number Of Pages: 1240
* Publication Date: 2004-05-15
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0387983953
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780387983950
Dail and Hammar s Pulmonary Pathology has established itself as the definitive reference in the field. This third edition is now a two-volume, full color text. Joseph F. Tomashefski, Jr. has led the effort as Editor-in-Chief with the collaboration of Philip T. Cagle, Carol F. Farver, and Armando E. Fraire as Associate Editors. Drs. David H. Dail and Samuel P. Hammar have provided significant contributions to this new edition. The editorial board has continued to build upon the excellence Dail and Hammar achieved in the previous editions by reorganizing, expanding and substantially revising the text. This authoritative reference work has been thoroughly updated to cover newly recognized entities and the latest advances in molecular diagnostic techniques. Abundantly illustrated with more than 2000 illustrations in total, 1900 of which in full color, this outstanding contribution to pathology literature is a must-have for the library of every surgical and pulmonary pathologist.
Volume I focuses on Nonneoplastic lung diseases. Volume II is devoted to Neoplastic Lung Diseases.
New chapters include information on the pathology of small airways disease; forensic lung pathology; molecular genetics of lung and pleural neoplasms and pre-invasive disease. Over ninety percent of the illustrations in the current edition are now presented in color.
This new edition also includes two chapters devoted to molecular pathology that are a compendium of information on the molecular pathology of lung tumors as well as a primer on basic molecular pathology.
Dail and Hammar s Pulmonary Pathology has set the standard for which all other pathology texts strive to achieve.