essentials of hospital neurology

karl e. misulis


essentials of hospital neurology is a concise and practical guide to the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders commonly encountered in hospital practice. this book discusses the business of hospital neurology, problem-oriented approaches to diagnosis, clinical details of important neurologic disorders that may be seen in the er and inpatient settings, and key diagnostic and management strategies. this text focuses on practical management, making this an excellent source for the neurologist at any level from the resident to fellow to practicing physician. medicine hospitalists and hospital-based mid-level providers will find this a useful resource for guiding care of their patients with neurologic conditions.key features of essentials of hospital neurology * incorporates up-to-date guidelines and best practices for neurologic hospital care; * extensive use of bulleted lists, tables, and flowcharts; * noted academic coauthors of selected sections for subspecialty expertise; * provides key references and recommended readings; and * includes critical reference material such as assessment scales, neurologic diagnostic tests, and guides to management of social and ethical more

evidence based physical diagnosis

steven mcgee


fully updated from cover to cover, incorporating over 200 new studies on the evidence-based approach to diagnosis, the 4th edition of evidence-based physical diagnosis remains your go-to resource for guidance on interpreting physical signs, enabling you to determine the most appropriate physical finding to confirm a diagnosis. internationally renowned author dr. steven mcgee puts the most current evidence at your fingertips, allowing you to quickly compare all physical signs for a given diagnosis, understand their significance, and then select the most accurate more

first aid for the usmle step 1 2017

m.d. tao le; m.d. vikas bhushan; m.d. matthew sochat; yash chavda

score your highest on the usmle(r) step 1 with help from the world’s most popular medical review book

an unmatched collection of more than 1,300 must-know facts and mnemonics provide a complete framework for your usmle(r) preparation

this annually updated review delivers a comprehensive collection of high-yield facts and mnemonics that pinpoint exactly what you need to know to pass the exam. co-authored by medical students who recently took the boards, it provides a complete framework to help you prepare for the most stressful exam of your career.

here’s why this is the ultimate usmle step 1 review:

– all subject areas revised based on feedback from thousands of students
– reviewed by nationally known usmle instructor to ensure accuracy and relevance
– hundreds of full-color illustrations clarify essential concepts and improve retention
– valuable rapid-review section for last-minute cramming
– detailed test-taking strategies to maximize your study time
– expanded guide to high-yield usmle step 1 review resources, including mobile apps
– real-time updates at

occupational therapy evidence in practice for mental health

cathy long


occupational therapy evidence in practice for mental health is an accessible and informative guide to the application of theory and the evidence-base to contemporary clinical practice. fully updated throughout, chapters cover a range of mental health issues, approaches and settings, including service user and carer involvement, group work, services for older people, interventions, forensic mental health, and managing depression. key features * written by an expert author team, drawing on a wide range of evidence, service contexts, national policy and legislation. * focus on person-centred practice in mental health services. * each chapter also contains a variety of learning features, including task boxes, reflective questions and further readings, to aid understanding and demonstrate the use of evidence to inform clinical decision-making. the second edition of this easy-to-read and practical textbook is an ideal resource for occupational therapy students, clinical practitioners, and anyone looking for a concise, accessible guide to evidence-based practice and how it informs occupational therapy in mental more

liver pathophysiology therapies and antioxidants

pablo muriel


liver pathophysiology: therapies and antioxidants is a complete volume on morphology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and treatment of liver diseases. it uses an integral approach towards the role of free radicals in the pathogenesis of hepatic injury, and how their deleterious effects may be abrogated by the use of antioxidants. written by the most prominent authors in the field, this book will be of use to basic and clinical scientists and clinicians working in the biological sciences, especially those dedicated to the study and treatment of liver more

kaufmans clinical neurology for psychiatrists

david myland kaufman


for more than 35 years, kaufman's clinical neurology for psychiatrists has been the only reference to focus on the must-know aspects of neurology for psychiatrists. now in a revised 8th edition, this classic text brings you up to date with essential knowledge in clinical neurology with new topics, new illustrations, and new questions to help you excel on the american board of psychiatry and neurology more

inflammatory bowel diseases a clinicians guide

ashwin n. ananthakrishnan


inflammatory bowel diseases: a clinician s guide provides practical guidance for the diagnosis and management of those suspected or known to have one of the forms of these complex diseases. it is perfect both for gastroenterology trainees learning to care for these patients and the experienced physician as a concise and practical resource for day to day use. written by the experts, inflammatory bowel diseases: a clinician s guide is an essential tool for all gastroenterologists managing patients with inflammatory bowel more

hypertension a companion to braunwalds heart disease

george l. bakris


the third edition of hypertension: a companion to braunwald's heart disease, by drs. george l. bakris and matthew sorrentino, focuses on every aspect of managing and treating patients who suffer from hypertensive disorders. designed for cardiologists, endocrinologists and nephrologists alike, this expansive, in-depth review boasts expert guidance from contributors worldwide, keeping you abreast of the latest developments from basic science to clinical trials and guidelines. hypertension also includes an expert consult ebook updated with late-breaking clinical trials, reviews of important new articles, and the latest guidance on clinical practice, all selected and masterfully edited by dr. eugene more

chronic coronary artery disease a companion to braunwalds heart disease

torbjorn omland


featuring expert guidance from drs. james de lemos and torbjorn omland, as well as other globally known leaders in cardiology, chronic coronary artery disease covers every aspect of managing and treating patients suffering from chronic coronary syndromes. this brand-new companion to braunwald's heart disease was designed as a stand-alone reference for physicians treating patients who present with complex, unique challenges, offering the latest information on the use of imaging modalities in diagnosis and treatment, advances in interventional and surgical approaches to revascularization, new medications to improve symptoms and outcomes in chronic cad, and much more. relevant updates to the text are sourced regularly from the parent reference, braunwald's heart disease and delivered on expert consult at no additional cost. these updates cover late-breaking clinical trials, reviews of important new articles, and the latest guidance on clinical practice, all selected and masterfully edited by dr. eugene more

harrisons principles of internal medicine self assessment and board review

charles m. wiener


prepare for certification, moc/recertification, and in-service exams with the most trusted name in medicine: harrison's. harrison's principles of internal medicine self-assessment and board review, 19th edition, is a completely revised and updated guide to help you prepare for your primary board certification, maintenance of certification/re-certification, and for in-service exams. with an important component of the harrison's set, this review reflects all of the most up-to-date material featured in the 19th edition of harrison's principles of internal medicine. this ultimate study partner contains more than 1000 revised and updated questions (and answers), simulating those on the primary certification exam. integral to interactive self-assessment and in line with the core harrison's text, the high-yield content reflects the weighting of subject matter included on the internal medicine board exam blueprint and spans the field of internal more

practical insulin a handbook for prescribing providers

american diabetes association


the fourth edition of practical insulin: a handbook for prescribing providers is a completely revised version of the popular ada pocket reference. with information on all the currently fda-approved insulins, this handy pocket guide gives you fast, reliable information and helps you overcome the challenges all clinicians face–choosing an insulin regimen to effectively manage blood glucose and patient resistance. it includes data on all types of insulin, mixing insulins, absorption rates, and more

pancreatitis medical and surgical management

peter b. cotton


pancreatitis: medical and surgical management provides gastroenterologists and gi surgeons, both fully qualified and in training, with a focused, evidence-based approach to the most exciting developments in the diagnosis and clinical management of pancreatitis. focusing mainly on the rapidly changing and innovative medical and surgical strategies to manage the disease, new surgical procedures such as endoscopic biliary intervention and minimally invasive necrosectomy to exciting new medical therapies like antiprotease, lexipafant, probiotics and enzyme treatment are all discussed. full colour throughout, with over 250 colour illustrations and with reference to the latest clinical guidelines from the aga, acg and uegw at all times, it is an essential consultation tool for all those managing patients with this increasingly common more

conns current therapy 2017

edward t. bope


covering more than 300 clinically relevant topics, conn's current therapy 2017 by drs. edward t. bope and rick d. kellerman offers an in-depth, personal approach to treatment from international experts, ideally suited for today's busy medical practitioners. trustworthy and easy to use, this annually updated resource focuses solely on the most current treatment protocols for common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses you're likely to see. new chapters and numerous new authors in this edition bring you fully up to date on the topics you need to know about for effective patient more

painless evidence based medicine

antonio l. dans


this updated edition of painless evidence-based medicine presents basic concepts and application of research statistics in simple and practical manner creating an introductory approach to the complex and technical subject of evidence-based medicine from experienced teachers. * a simplified introductory approach to the complex and technical subject of evidence-based medicine from experienced teachers * approaches learning from the vantage point of clinical questions on therapy, diagnosis, prognosis or harm rather than the framework of study designs * provides tables and boxed case studies throughout highlighting key topics, or difficult issues, in an easy to read manner * emphasizes applicability of ebm, encouraging readers to dissect the evidence and how results can be applied to individual patients with different circumstances, varying values and preferences * new to the second edition are chapters on health screening, clinical practice guidelines, and major updates incorporating recommended trial criteriashow more

teaching medical professionalism supporting the development of a professional identity

richard l. cruess


this book presents ideas, evidence and guidance for those interested in using the most recent advances in knowledge about learning and human development to enhance medical education's ability to form competent, caring and publicly responsible physicians. it does this by establishing the development of a professional identity in medical students and residents as a primary goal of medical education. this new approach is emerging from experience and experiment by medical educators articulating a new way of understanding their mission. it is an optimistic book – the voices are those of the leaders, theorists and experienced practitioners who have found in this new approach a promising way to confront the challenges of a new era in medicine. it summarizes the theoretical basis of identity formation, outlines our current knowledge of how best to assist learners as they acquire a professional identity, and addresses the issue of assessment of progress towards this more

ethics and health care an introduction

john c. moskop


who should have access to assisted reproductive technologies which one of many seriously ill patients should be offered the next available transplant organ when may a surrogate decision maker decide to withdraw life-prolonging measures from an unconscious patient questions like these feature prominently in the field of health care ethics and in the education of health care professionals. this book provides a concise introduction to the major concepts, principles and issues in health care ethics, using case studies throughout to illustrate and analyse challenging ethical issues in contemporary health care. topics range widely, from confidentiality and truthfulness to end-of-life care and research on human subjects. ethics and health care will be a vital resource for students of applied ethics, bioethics, professional ethics, health law and medical sociology, as well as students of medicine, nursing and other health care more

psychiatric care in severe obesity 2017 an interdisciplinary guide to integrated care

sanjeev sockalingam


this book is designed to present a comprehensive, state-of the-art approach to assessing and managing bariatric surgery and psychosocial care. unlike any other text, this book focuses on developing a biopsychosocial understanding of patients' obesity journey and psychosocial factors contributing to their obesity and its management from an integrated perspective. psychiatric care in severe obesity takes a 360 approach by covering the disease's prevalence and relationship to psychiatric illness and social factors, including genetics, neurohormonal pathways and development factors for obesity. this book presents evidence and strategies for assessing psychiatric issues in severe obesity and uses common psychiatric presentations to feature the impact on bariatric surgery and key assessment features for weight loss. concluding chapters focus on evidence-based psychosocial treatments for supporting patients with weight loss and bariatric surgery and includes educational tools and checklists for assessment, treatment, and care.
experts on non-pharmacological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy and nutrition education describe treatment approaches in each modality, concluding with pharmacological approaches for psychiatric conditions and eating pathology. additional tools in the appendices support clinicians, making this the ultimate guide for managing psychiatric illness in patients suffering from severe obesity. as obesity continues to grow in prevalence as a medically recognized epidemic, psychiatric care in severe obesity serves a vital resource to medical students, psychiatrists, psychologists, bariatric surgeons, primary care physicians, dietitians, mental health nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with severely obese more

liver disorders 2017 a point of care clinical guide

reza shaker


this book is a comprehensive and easy-to-access guide not only in the diagnosis of the various types of liver disease but in the management of specific disorders, including the particular nuances of the care of the patient with liver disease. it provides a resource to the practitioner caring for patients with liver disease for addressing everyday questions posed by patients and their families, as well as referring physicians, in a manner that can easily be conveyed. the spectrum covered includes appropriate testing and disease monitoring of patients, use of medications, supplements, alternative therapies and alcohol, operative risk assessment, implementation of health maintenance for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, identification and management of particular complications of cirrhosis, and appropriate referral for liver transplantation, as well as management of special populations. written by experts in the field, liver disorders: a point of care clinical guide is a valuable resource for clinicians who treat patients with a variety of liver more

hemorrhagic stroke 2016

edoardo boccardi


this book provides detailed practical guidance on the management of hemorrhagic stroke in the clinical settings encountered in daily practice. real-life cases are used to depict a wide range of clinical scenarios and to highlight significant aspects of management of hemorrhagic stroke. in addition, diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are presented and helpful decision-making algorithms are provided that are specific to the different professionals involved in delivery of stroke care and to differing types of hospital facility. the coverage is completed by the inclusion of up-to-date scientific background information relevant to diagnosis and therapy. throughout, the approach adopted is both practical and multidisciplinary. the book will be of value for all practitioners involved in the provision of stroke care, and also for medical more

psychotherapy a practical guide

jeffery smith


this title combines the many schools of thought on psychotherapy into one reader-friendly guide that coaches psychotherapists through the various techniques needed as the field expands. unlike any other book on the market, this text considers all of the simultaneous advances in the field, including the neurobiology of emotions, the importance of the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness meditation, and the role of the body in healing. written with genuine respect for all traditions from cbt to psychodynamics, the book unifies views of psychopathology and cure based on the notion of the mind-brain as an organ of affect regulation. the book accounts for the tasks that characterize psychotherapist activity in all therapies, how they are performed, and how they result in therapeutic change. the book also reviews the various pathologies seen in general practice and guides the reader to the specific therapist-patient interactions needed for their resolution. with its big-picture focus on clinical practice, psychotherapy: a practical guide is a concise resource for students, psychotherapists, psychologists, residents, and all who seek to integrate what is new in more

essays in medical ethics plea for a medicine of prudence

31casgjlb4lby giovanni maio


modern medicine suggests omnipotence and an image of life as something that can be perfected at any time. yet our view of things changes when disease throws us into an existential crisis. then we seek human answers and feel misunderstood and abandoned in the system of modern medicine.

professor giovanni maio, the eloquent advocate of a new culture of medicine, poses fundamental questions in this book that no one can really avoid: where are the promises of reproductive and transplantation medicine leading us to what extent can health be made, and to what extent is it a gift does “prettier, better, stronger” promise us greater happiness why is the question of organ donation more difficult than is suggested to us does being old have its own intrinsic value how can we acquire an attitude towards dying that does not leave us feeling powerless

giovanni maio’s profound plea for an ethics of prudence opens up hitherto unknown perspectives. in this way we could free ourselves from the belief in perfection and find our way to a new serenity as a condition for a good life.

top shelf essential learning for the internal medicine clerkship

conrad fischer


a new way to excel on the internal medicine clerkship from conrad fischer! top shelf: essential learning for the internal medicine clerkship uses conrad fischer's unique method of distilling complex concepts into accessible, high-yield narrative to maximize your retention and boost your performance on the clerkship and shelf exam. fischer doesn't just give you what you need to "get by" — he helps you really understand the practice of internal medicine — so you can provide outstanding patient care and ace the shelf exam. this unique work encapsulates conrad fischer's more than twenty years' board review classroom experience into one score-boosting, memory-enhancing text. * numerous clinical images and tables aid retention * sidebars summarize key points for easy review * tips provide focused learning and highlight incorrect answer choices to prevent them from being repeated on exams or during roundsshow more

current medical diagnosis and treatment 2017

maxine a. papadakis

turn the latest research into improved patient outcomes with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine and clinical practice

written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, cmdt offers the most current insights into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. for each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based information about hospital and ambulatory medicine. this streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.

here’s why cmdt is an essential reference for any primary care setting:

strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management throughout the broad fields of internal medicine
full review of internal medicine and additional primary care topics, such as gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care
the only text with an annual update on hiv/aids and new emerging viral diseases
specific disease prevention information
medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms
updated pmid numbers for quick reference
many full-color photographs and illustrations

here are just a few of the many exciting new additions and updates:

new information on zika, dengue, chikungunya, mers and other infections
two new online chapters: lesbian & bisexual women’s health and transgender health & disease prevention
update on influenza pneumococcal, hpv, and meningococcal vaccines
latest information on new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease
revised recommendations for cardiovascular prevention methods
recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of clostridium difficile infections
new fda approved medications for diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolemia
extensively revised material on alcoholism
latest information on treatment options for obesity
expanded online podiatry chapter

writing case reports 2017 a practical guide from conception through publication

clifford packer


this book provides medical students and physicians with a practical, step-by-step guide on how to write and publish a medical case report. the case report is the traditional way for physicians to describe their unique or unusual cases to a broad audience and it plays an important role in the discovery of new diseases or syndromes, unusual manifestations of disease, important adverse drug reactions, and the generation of hypotheses for further study. this book guides readers through the process from choosing a case to report on to finding a publisher and then comment on future directions and potential new uses of case reports, including expanded computer case databases to optimize care for individual patients and new applications in medical education. interspersed throughout the text are example case reports, many written by the authors, with commentary on their experiences working with those reports to provide context and aid readers in creating clear, concise, and useful case more

residents handbook of medical quality and safety 2016 a book to help you make your world a better place

levan atanelov


drive to provide high value healthcare has created a field of medical quality improvement and safety. a quality improvement (qi) project would often aim in translate medical evidence (e.g. hand hygiene saves lives) into clinical practice (e.g. actually washing your hands before you see the patient, suffice it to say that not all hospitals are able to report 100% compliance with hand-hygiene). all doctoral residents in the united states must now satisfy a new requirement from the american college of graduate medical education that they participate in a qi initiative. however, few departments are equipped to help their residents develop and implement a qi initiative. resident's handbook is a short, not fussy, and practical introduction to developing a qi initiative. meant not only for residents seeking to jump-start a qi initiative but also for attending physicians looking to improve their clinical practice, residency program directors and even medical students already eyeing what residency training holds for them; the book introduces and explains the basic tools needed to conduct a qi project.
it provides numerous real-life examples of qi projects by the residents, fellows and attendings who designed them, who discuss their successes and failures as well as the specific tools they used. several chapters provide a more senior perspective on resident involvement in qi projects and feature contributions from several qi leaders, a hospital administration vp and a residency program director. though originally designed with physicians in mind, the book will also be helpful for physician assistants, nurses, physical, occupational and speech language pathology therapists, as well as students in these disciplines. since no qi intervention is likely to be successful if attempted in isolation more non-physician clinicians are joining the ranks of quality and safety leadership. therefore several non-physician clinician led initiatives included in the manuscript constitute an integral part of this book.the book serves as a short introduction to the field of medical quality improvement and safety emphasizing the practical pointers of how to actually implement a project from its inception to publication.
to our knowledge this is the first concise do-it-yourself publication of its kind. some of the topics covered include: how to perform an efficient literature search, how to get published, how to scope a project, how to generate improvement ideas, effective communication, team, project management and basic quality improvement tools like pdca, dmaic, lean, six sigma, human factors, medical informatics etc. although no substitute for the services of a trained clinical statistician, chapters on statistics and critical assessment of the medical literature familiarizes residents with basic statistical methodologies, clinical trials and evidence based medicine (ebm). since no qi project is complete without providing evidence for post-intervention improvement we provide a short introduction to the free statistical language r, which helps residents independently run basic statistical calculations. because much of qi involves assessment of subjective human experiences, there is also a chapter on how to write surveys. resident's handbook of medical quality and safety is not an exhaustive qi textbook but rather a hands-on pocket guide to supplement formal training by other more

physicians guide 2016 understanding and working with integrated case managers

roger g. kathol


improving the outcomes for patients in our changing healthcare system is not straightforward. this grounding publication on case management helps physicians better meet the unique needs of patients who present with poor health and high healthcare-related costs, i.e., health complexity. it details the many challenges and optimal practices needed to work effectively with various types of case managers to improve patient outcomes. special attention is given to integrated case management (icm), specifically designed for those with health complexity. the book provides a systematic method for identifying and addressing the needs of patients with biological, psychological, social, and health-system related clinical and non-clinical barriers to improvement. through icm, case managers are trained to conduct relationship-building multidisciplinary comprehensive assessments that allow development of prioritized care plans, to systematically assist patients to achieve and document health outcomes in real time, and then graduate stabilized patients so that others can enter the case management process. patient-centered practitioner-case manager collaboration is the goal.
this reference provides a lexicon and a roadmap for physicians in working with case managers as our health system explores innovative ways to improve outcomes and reduce health costs for patients with health complexity. an invaluable, gold-standard title, it adds to the literature by capturing the authors' personal experiences as clinicians, researchers, teachers, and consultants. the physician's guide: understanding and working with integrated case managers summarizes how physicians and other healthcare leadership can successfully collaborate with case managers in delivering a full package of outcome changing and cost reducing assistance to patients with chronic, treatment resistant, and multimorbid more

mindful medical practitioners 2016 a guide for clinicians and educators

patricia lynn dobkin


following up on mindful medical practice, this book describes in detail how mindfulness is being taught to medical students, residents, practicing physicians, and allied health care professionals. steps to set up and integrate programs into curricula are featured and educators' questions concerning practical aspects of doing this work are addressed. the argument on how to promote the kinds of leadership and cultural changes necessary are also discussed along with the many challenges facing health professionals in multiple settings. mindful medical practitioners is an invaluable resource that raises interest, provides a rationale and details how to integrate mindfulness into clinical work and serves as a guide for those qualified to teach more

management and leadership skills for medical faculty 2016 a practical handbook

anthony j. viera


recognizing that medical faculty face different questions or issues in different stages of their careers, this handy, practical title offers a comprehensive roadmap and range of solutions to common challenges in the complex and changing academic medical center (amc). with critical insights and strategies for both aspiring and seasoned academicians, this handbook offers a concise guide for personal career development, executive skill acquisition, and leadership principles, providing actionable, targeted advice for faculty seeking help on a myriad of new issues and situations. pressures in today's academic medical center include significant changes to the healthcare system, competition for research funding, transformation of medical education, and recruitment and retention of the ever-evolving workforce. this dynamic environment calls for razor-sharp leadership and management effectiveness to stay competitive. amc faculty aspire to formal leadership roles for a variety of reasons: to set a new vision, to create change, or to affect policy and resource decisions. for others, weariness of past leadership styles or mistakes may catalyze wanting a chance to set a different tone.
in the end, promotional opportunities often come with great administrative and management responsibilities. management and leadership skills for medical faculty: a practical handbook is a must-have resource for faculty in amcs and anyone with a role in healthcare more

lifestyle medicine 2016 a manual for clinical practice

jeffrey i. mechanick


lifestyle – the manner in which people live – is fundamental to health, wellness, and prevention of disease. it follows that attention to lifestyle is critically important to effective and successful health care. but here's the challenge: health care professionals receive very little, if any, formal training about lifestyle counseling and therefore are ill equipped to incorporate lifestyle issues into clinical practice. in response, "lifestyle medicine" is evolving as a means to fill this knowledge gap. lifestyle medicine approaches health and wellness by harnessing the power of lifestyle-related behaviors and influencing the environment we live in. it is a formal approach that promises to enhance and strengthen a re-invigorated health care system that is still outpaced by the epidemic proportions and complexity of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, depression, hypertension, and cancer, among others. lifestyle medicine: a manual for clinical practice presents this formal approach in a pragmatic context. this unique and practical manual provides clear and succinct guidance on nearly all aspects of lifestyle medicine.
the approach is both explanatory and pragmatic, providing case studies and bulleted translation of academic information into clinical practice recommendations. there is an emphasis on scientific evidence wherever possible as well as opinions by the expert chapter authors who practice lifestyle medicine. there is a "how-to" rationality to the book, consistent with a premise that any and all health care professionals should, and perhaps must, incorporate lifestyle medicine. a valuable checklist is included at the close of the book that summarizes key points and provides a practical tool for routine patient more