the neuroscience of cocaine mechanisms and treatment

victor preedy


the neuroscience of cocaine: mechanisms and treatment explores the complex effects of this drug, addressing the neurobiology behind cocaine use and the psychosocial and behavioral factors that impact cocaine use and abuse. this book provides researchers with an up-to-date understanding of the mechanisms behind cocaine use, and aids them in deriving new pharmacological compounds and therapeutic regimens to treat dependency and withdrawal symptoms. cocaine is one of the most highly abused illicit drugs worldwide and is frequently associated with other forms of drug addiction and misuse, but researchers are still struggling to understand cocaine's neuropharmacological profile and the mechanisms of its effects and manifestations at the cognitive level. cessation of cocaine use can lead to numerous adverse withdrawal conditions, from the cellular and molecular level to the behavioral level of the individual user. written by worldwide experts in cocaine addiction, this book assists neuroscientists and other addiction researchers in unraveling the many complex facets of cocaine use and more

clinical nursing skills and techniques

anne griffin perry


get the best skills guidance on the market with clinical nursing skills & techniques, 9th edition. known for its clear and comprehensive coverage of over 200 basic, intermediate and advanced skills, this widely respected, bestselling text features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. this edition also includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an enhanced emphasis on qsen core competencies, and an expanded clinical focus with specialized clinical debriefs, teach-back, and sample documentation throughout. written by the highly respected author team of anne griffin perry, patricia a. potter, and wendy ostendorf, this text offers all the guidance and tools you need to perform nursing skills with complete confidence!show more

netters head and neck anatomy for dentistry 2

neil scott norton


a concise and visual guide to clinically relevant anatomy for dentistry, netter's head and neck anatomy for dentistry is an effective text for class and exam preparation, as well as a quick review in professional practice. concise text, high-yield tables, clinical correlations, and review questions combine to make this new edition a perfect choice for learning and remembering the need-to-know structures, relationships, and concepts, while beautiful illustrations created in the netter tradition enhance your visual mastery of the material. you may also be interested in: a companion set of flash cards, netter's advanced head & neck anatomy flash cards, 3rd more

kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system foundations for rehabilitation

donald a. neumann


with its focus on the normal and abnormal mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body, kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: foundations for rehabilitation, 3rd edition provides a foundation for the practice of physical rehabilitation. this comprehensive, research-based core text presents kinesiology as it relates to physical rehabilitation in a clinically relevant and accessible manner. it provides students and clinicians with the language of human movement – and acts as a bridge between basic science and clinical management. full-color anatomic and kinesiologic illustrations clearly demonstrate the anatomy, functional movement, and biomechanical principles underlying movement; and dynamic new video clips help you interpret new concepts with visual more

surgical technology principles and practice

joanna kotcher fuller


learn to deliver the best patient care before, during, and after surgery with surgical technology: principles and practice, 7th edition. within its pages you'll find comprehensive coverage of all the updated ast core curriculum components – including all aspects of health care sciences; technological sciences; patient care concepts; preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care; surgical procedures; and professional practice. but what you won't find in any other surg tech book is an incredibly reader-friendly approach featuring conversational, mentor-like guidance and loads of full-color pictures and illustrations. you'll also have an abundance of helpful learning features at your disposal – like case studies, review questions, technique boxes, and online learning activities – that will help you easily master important concepts and apply that learning to professional practice. no other surgical technology text better prepares you for the challenges of professional practice!show more

a practical guide to fascial manipulation an evidence and clinical based approach

tuulia luomala


grounded in scientific and clinical evidence, this highly illustrated new guide gives an introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders using the fascial manipulation (fm) method developed by luigi stecco – the foremost scientifically valid method of evaluating and treating fascial dysfunction. it describes fm's history, anatomy and physiology of fasciae, indications and contraindications, mechanisms of action, and details of the subjective and physical techniques used to manage disorders. a practical guide to fascial manipulation focuses on concepts around evaluating the fascia based on functional testing, movement and direction in specific spatial planes, and the location of specific areas to treat safely. with an emphasis throughout on accessible practical information, the book is also supported by a website – – containing procedural video clips and an image more

review of ophthalmology 2

neil j. friedman


designed to maximize easy retention and quick recall, review of ophthalmology, 3rd edition, by drs. neil j. friedman, peter k. kaiser, and william b. trattler, is the best-selling review book you can trust to get you successfully through your exams. an efficient, easy-to-digest format distills key information into highly relevant bullet points. you'll quickly master what you need to know in all subspecialty areas, including the latest information on today's standard diagnostic techniques, medical treatments, and surgical more

contact lens practice

nathan efron


in this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of contact lens practice, award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, professor nathan efron, provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of the scientific foundation and clinical applications of contact lens fitting. the text has been refreshed by the inclusion of ten new authors – a mixture of scientists and clinicians, all of whom are at the cutting edge of their specialty. the chapters are highly illustrated in full colour and subject matter is presented in a clear and logical format to allow the reader to quickly hone in the desired more

the human body in health disease softcover

dr. kevin t. patton


no one explains a&p more clearly! the human body in health & disease, 7th edition makes it easier to understand how the body works, both in normal conditions and when things go wrong. its easy-to-read writing style, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and unique clear view of the human body transparencies keep you focused on the principles of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. new to this edition are connect it! features with bonus online content and concept maps with flow charts to simplify complex topics. from noted educators kevin patton and gary thibodeau, this book presents a&p in a way that lets you know and understand what is more

radiologic science for technologists physics biology and protection

stewart c. bushong


develop the skills you need to safely and effectively produce high-quality medical images with radiologic science for technologists: physics, biology, and protection, 11th edition. reorganized and updated with the latest advances in the field, this new edition aligns with the asrt curriculum to strengthen your understanding of key concepts, and prepare you for success on the arrt certification exam and in clinical practice. firmly established as a core resource for medical imaging technology courses, this text gives you a strong foundation in the study and practice of radiologic physics, imaging and exposure, radiobiology, radiation protection, and more

netters essential biochemistry

peter ronner


concise writing, a focus on clinical applications, and superb illustrations make netter's essential biochemistry, by peter ronner, phd, the perfect choice for a basic understanding of biochemistry.. a single expert voice, informed by the insights of a team of reviewers, provides continuity throughout the text, presenting essentials of biochemical principles step by step. summary diagrams help you grasp key concepts quickly, and end-of-chapter questions reinforce key more

bontragers textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy

john lampignano


master radiographic positioning with this comprehensive, user-friendly text. focusing on one projection per page, bontrager's textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy, 9th edition includes all of the positioning and projection information you need to know in a clear, bulleted format. positioning photos, radiographic images, and radiographic overlays, presented side-by-side with the explanation of each procedure, show you how to visualize anatomy and produce the most accurate images. updated to reflect the latest arrt competencies and asrt curriculum guidelines, it features more than 200 of the most commonly requested projections to prepare you for clinical more

grays basic anatomy

a. wayne vogl


depend on gray's basic anatomy, 2nd edition to deliver superbly illustrated, authoritative, interactive content preferred by both students and faculty. easy-to-read and concise, it has a strong clinical focus that's ideal for readers who need an efficient, high-yield anatomy textbook offering coverage of the most important anatomical more

bontragers handbook of radiographic positioning and techniques

john lampignano


this pocket-sized handbook for lampignano and kendrick's text has it all: new radiographic images, revised critiques, and more. bontrager's handbook of radiographic positioning and techniques, 9th edition provides bulleted instructions, along with photos of properly positioned patients, to help you safely and confidently position for the most-commonly requested radiographic studies. suggested techniques and critique points offer a quick reference for evaluating your own radiographs, making it an invaluable tool for learning radiographic positioning in clinical more

psychiatric mental health nursing

katie evans


psychiatric and mental health nursing has established itself as australia and new zealand's foremost mental health nursing text and is an essential resource for all undergraduate nursing students. this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current research and changing attitudes about mental health, mental health services and mental health nursing in australia and new more

fundamentals of urine and body fluid analysis

nancy a. brunzel


learn to accurately analyze urine and body fluids with fundamentals of urine & body fluid analysis, 4th edition. known for its clear writing style, logical organization, and vivid full-color illustrations, this renowned text covers the fundamental principles of urine and body fluids that are frequently encountered in the clinical laboratory. this includes the collection and analysis of urine, fecal specimens, vaginal secretions, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal, synovial, seminal, amniotic, pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids. in addition, author nancy brunzel also shares her own extensive knowledge and expertise in the field as she highlights key information and walks you through essential techniques and procedures – showing you how to correlate data with your knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology in order to understand pathologic processes. in all, this is the perfect book to help you master all aspects of urine and body fluid more

physiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences

jean rankin


the new edition of physiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences continues to offer readers with a sound introduction to human biology as it relates to pregnancy and childbirth. retaining the features that characterised the popularity of previous editions – namely, a clear and accessible writing style, extensive artwork program and online question bank with able image collection – the volume addresses basic biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics and fertility. chapters on embryology then explore fetal growth and development together with congenital anomalies. a 'systems-based' series of chapters examine the adult human body linking normal structure and function to changes that occur during pregnancy. complications of pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension and metabolic disorders are included. chapters then explore labour, including its complications and the effective use of pain relief. finally, the neonate is examined with an explanation of the adaptation to extra-uterine life and potential health challenges. the book concludes with an exploration of infant feeding and bio-behavioural aspects of parenting.fully updated throughout, this successful textbook will be ideal for midwives, whether qualified or in training, worldwide, in both high tech environments within the developed world or more remote areas of more

community pharmacy symptoms diagnosis and treatment

paul rutter


now in its fourth edition, this best-selling book is fully updated to address the ever increasing demands on healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality patient care. a multitude of factors impinge on healthcare delivery today, including an ageing population, more sophisticated medicines, high patient expectation and changing health service infrastructure. time demands on primary care doctors have caused other models of service delivery to be adopted across the world, leading to ongoing changes in the traditional boundaries of care between doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. certain medical tasks are now being performed by nurses and pharmacists, for example prescribing. healthcare policies to encourage patients to manage their own health have led to more medicines becoming available over the counter, allowing community pharmacists to manage and treat a wide range of conditions. further deregulation of medicines to treat acute illness from different therapeutic areas seems likely. government policy now encourages chronic disease management as a self-care activity, and could well be the largest area for future growth of reclassification of medicines.pharmacists, now more than ever before, need to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms, and use an evidence-based approach to treatment. community pharmacy is intended for all non-medical prescribers but especially for pharmacists, from undergraduate students to experienced more

ruppels manual of pulmonary function testing

carl mottram


use this authoritative guide as an on-the-job reference – and to prepare for the cpft and rpft credentialing examinations! ruppel's manual of pulmonary function testing, 11th edition provides comprehensive coverage of common pulmonary function tests, testing techniques, and the pathophysiology that may be evaluated by each test. it also includes information on equipment, computers, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions including asthma, copd, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. written by carl mottram, a well-known expert in pulmonary function procedures, this bestselling guide helps you get accurate test results every more

diagnostic imaging head and neck

bernadette l. koch


nearly 400 diagnoses that are delineated, referenced, and lavishly illustrated highlight the third edition of this bestselling reference. dr. h. ric harnsberger and his expert author team of drs. pat hudgins, bernadette l. koch, and bronwyn hamilton provide carefully updated information in a concise, bulleted format, keeping you current with recent advances in head and neck radiology. succinct text, outstanding illustrations, and up-to-date content make this title a must-have reference for both radiologists and otolaryngologists who need a single, go-to guide in this fast-changing more

surgical implantation of cardiac rhythm devices

jeanne poole


unique in the field, surgical implantation of cardiac rhythm devices provides complete, easy-to-follow guidance for safe, effective surgical implantation of pacemakers, icds, and other devices. beginning with surgical anatomy and surgical principles, expert authors provide thorough coverage of surgical technique and procedures – everything from sutures to special circumstances and complications. detailed, high-quality illustrations show you exactly how to proceed, and each procedure includes an accompanying video clip more

neurocritical care management of the neurosurgical patient

monisha kumar


kumar and colleagues' neurocritical care management of the neurosurgical patient provides the reader with thorough coverage of neuroanatomical structures, operative surgical approaches, anesthetic considerations, as well as the full range of known complications relating to elective and non-elective neurosurgical procedures. drawing upon the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of physicians from neurosurgery, neurology, anesthesiology, critical care, and nursing backgrounds, the text covers all aspects intensivists need to be aware of in order to provide optimal patient more

swaimans pediatric neurology principles and practice

kenneth f. swaiman


since 1975, dr. kenneth swaiman's classic text has been the reference of choice for authoritative guidance in pediatric neurology, and the 6th edition continues this tradition of excellence with thorough revisions that bring you fully up to date with all that's new in the field. five new sections, 62 new chapters, 4 new editors, and a reconfigured format make this a comprehensive and clearly-written resource for the experienced clinician as well as the more

leading and managing in nursing

patricia s. yoder-wise


"leading and managing in nursing, 5th edition", by patricia yoder-wise, successfully blends evidence-based guidelines with practical application. the new edition is designed to prepare you for the nursing leadership issues of today and tomorrow, providing just the right amount of information to equip you with the tools you need to succeed on the nclex and in practice. this thoroughly updated edition is organized around the issues that are central to the success of professional nurses in today's constantly changing healthcare environment, including patient safety, workplace violence, consumer relationships, cultural diversity, resource management, and many more

nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease

mario ferruzzi


nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease, fourth edition, is a compilation of current knowledge in clinical nutrition and an overview of the rationale and science base of its application to practice in the prevention and treatment of disease. in its fourth edition, this text continues the tradition of incorporating new discoveries and methods related to this important area of research generating and analyzing data that summarize dietary intake and its association with disease are valuable tasks in treating disease and developing disease prevention strategies. well-founded medical nutrition therapies can minimize disease development and related complications. providing scientifically sound, creative, and effective nutrition interventions is both challenging and more

cardiology secrets

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for more than 30 years, the secrets series(r) has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. cardiology secrets, 5th edition, features the secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and more

netters sports medicine 2

christopher madden


edited by past presidents of the american medical society for sports medicine, netter's sports medicine, 2nd edition, is a superbly illustrated, go-to sports medicine resource for the outpatient office, the training room, on the sideline, and for certification preparation. designed for quick reference, this interdisciplinary reference by drs. christopher madden, margot putukian, eric mccarty, and craig young, is organized by both topic and sport, so you can find what you need quickly. new expert consult online access includes the fully searchable ebook, example able medical forms, videos, able patient education handouts, and handy links to consensus statements. whether you are a primary care physician managing a common or unique musculoskeletal injury in an ambulatory setting . an orthopaedic surgeon gaining insight about a medical or psychological problem foreign to the cast or operating room . an athletic trainer figuring out a diagnosis in the training room . or a physical therapist pursuing further in-depth sports medicine knowledge, this reference gives you the guidance you need to keep athletes and other active patients at the top of their more

blancos overview of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency history biology pathophysiology related diseases diagnosis and treatment

ignacio blanco


blanco's overview of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: history, biology, pathophysiology, related diseases, diagnosis, and treatment is a robust introduction to topics associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (aatd). included are topics ranging from the history of the disease, biology, pathophysiology, related diseases, including the two major manifestations of the disease (liver disease and lung disease), and diagnosis and treatment. the book addresses the need for the amalgamation of current and novel concepts and practices in the field of aatd. aatd is under-recognized in the medical community and, as a result, it is underdiagnosed. the book provides increased awareness and understanding of the condition to improve diagnosis rates and enhance patient care. this book is an essential tool and reference, beneficial to clinicians who screen and treat aatd patients, as well as research scientists working in the aatd field at junior and senior more

nelson pediatric symptom based diagnosis

robert m. kliegman


nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis, by drs. robert m. kliegman, patricia s. lye, brett bordini, heather toth, and donald basel, uses a unique, step-by-step, symptom-based approach to differential diagnosis of diseases and disorders in children and adolescents. conveniently linked to the world's best-selling pediatric reference, nelson textbook of pediatrics, 20th edition, it focuses on the symptoms you're likely to see in general practice, as well as uncommon disorders. you'll find clear guidance on exactly what to consider and how to proceed when faced with a host of common symptoms such as cough, fever, headache, chest pain, gait disturbances, and many more

emerys elements of medical genetics

peter d. turnpenny


everything a student needs to know about medical genetics is here in the 15th edition of this award-winning textbook. thoroughly updated and revised throughout to map a fast-moving area, the 15th edition continues emery's enviable reputation for successfully balancing up-to-dateness in a rapidly developing field with a strong basis in practical clinical genetics for medical students. with mcqs and case-based review questions, end of chapter summaries and convenient online access, it is the essential tool for this complex but foundational topic for all medical undergraduates, as well as postgraduates seeking to improve their understanding and more