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Cardiovascular disease remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout developed countries and is also rapidly increasing in developing countries. Cardiovascular medicine and the specialty of cardiology continue to expand, and the remit of the cardiologist is forever broader with the development of new sub-specialties. The Oxford Handbook of Cardiology provides a comprehensive but concise guide to all modern cardiological practice with an emphasis on practical clinical management in many different contexts. This second edition addresses all the key advances made in the field since the previous edition, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and pharmacology.
As medicine becomes more and more specialized, and moves further and further from the general physician, becoming increasingly subspecialized, it can be difficult to know where we fi t in to the general scheme of things. What ties a public health physician to a neurosurgeon? Why does a dermatologist require the same early training as a gastroenterologist? What makes an academic nephrologist similar to a general practitioner? To answer these questions we need to go back to the definition of a physician. The word physician comes from the Greek physica, or natural science, and the Latin physicus, or one who undertakes the study of nature. A physician therefore is one who has studied nature and natural sciences, although the word has been adapted to mean one who has studied healing and medicine.
Now in its 25th year, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties has been revised and updated by a trusted author team to bring you practical, up-to-date clinical advice and a unique outlook on the practice of medicine. Twelve books in one, this is the ultimate guide to the core clinical specialties for students, junior doctors, and specialists.
This edition features a new and improved referencing system guided by a team of junior doctors, ensuring that the text is packed with valuable references to the most salient data and guidelines across the specialties. Each chapter has been updated on the advice of a team of specialists, to bring you everything you need for any eventuality on the ward or in the field.
Sometimes we have to look backward to look forward. Since 1990, surgery has witnessed cataclysmic changes. In our Trust, the fi rst laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1992, and has now become the procedure of choice for most gall bladder disease and many other surgical operations in the western world. With the expansion of laparoscopic surgery, we have encountered a whole new range of complications with an escalation in the demise of general surgery as the result of hyperspecialization.
There are many surgical trainees who have scant experience of open surgery and who have, due to European directives, limited time exposure to surgical procedures.
Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide.
Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up-to-date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. Following the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability.
Much has changed in our specialty since the appearance of the first edition of this Handbook. Chronic Kidney Disease, a fl edgling classifi cation at the time, is now well established internationally and, more recently, acute renal failure has emerged from a comparable makeover as Acute Kidney Injury. Although not without detractors, these re-imaginations have helped to raise general awareness of kidney disease and provided a welcome platform from which nephrologists have re-engaged with colleagues in both primary and secondary care. International efforts to produce consensus guidelines (albeit from disappointingly thin evidence) must also be applauded. However, whilst we may inexplicably struggle to complete sufficient RCTs of good quality, we remain admirable innovators of clinical services.
The first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care has been warmly received. We have been encouraged by colleagues to make the material presented here more relevant to non-medical readers. We therefore welcome to our team, Jo Wells, who is a nurse consultant in palliative care. We have added new sections on antibiotics, increased emphasis on non-malignant disease, learning disabilities, palliative care in developing countries and communication. All the chapters of the first edition have been reviewed and many have been completely rewritten.
We hope that the result will be a Handbook which is useful to the whole of the multiprofessional team and will achieve a better balance than its predecessor.
This second edition of the former newcomer to the handbook series covers the broad fi eld of occupational health (OH) and wellbeing. It is aimed primarily at occupational health professionals from all disciplines, including general practitioners (GPs) who practise OH on a sessional basis and a new breed of non-medical case managers who advise on occupational rehabilitation. The book will also be useful for trainees in occupational medicine who are preparing for professional examinations.
We have retained the basic structure and features of the fi rst edition which received good feedback from readers. Six main areas (occupational hazards, occupational diseases, OH practice, specialist disciplines, practical procedures, and emergencies) are covered in twelve sections.
General physicians have always found neurology difficult and perhaps intimidating. This is a reflection of inadequate training and perhaps perpetuated by the neurologists of a bygone era. Neurology still remains the most clinical of the medical subspecialities—investigative tools such as MRI and DNA analysis will never replace the basic neurological historytaking and examination, which when performed skilfully, is wonderful to watch. This is not some voodoo technique revealed to the chosen few but can be learnt from good role models and practise.
At last, a unique practical pocket guide emphasizing the clinical evidence-based approach to Rheumatology.
Rheumatic conditions are common both in general and hospital practice and the breadth and complexity of rheumatic conditions that general practitioners and specialists encounter is quite astounding. Developing history-taking and clinical examination skills is fundamental to making a diagnosis and successful long-term monitoring of rheumatic conditions. The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology is a practical, clinical guide to the diagnosis and management of rheumatic disorders.
Urology continues to be one of the most rapidly advancing specialities. Approximately 20% of all surgical operations and a similar percentage of surgical emergencies are urological in nature. However, often doctors have very limited experience of the many common and varied conditions encountered in this important surgical specialty. For the doctor or nurse expected to provide the initial assessment and management of a condition with which he or she has had very limited experience, this handbook provides an invaluable source of information and advice.
This clinically relevant anatomy flash card set is based on the concepts and full-color images in Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy. The card set is a convenient, portable study tool for gross anatomy courses, exam preparation, clinical anatomy review during clerkships, and dental and allied health students.
Organized and color-coded using the regional approach of Clinically Oriented Anatomy, the cards feature descriptions of structures, concise versions of the text’s clinical “Blue Boxes,” and correlating images.
The first edition of Grant’s Dissector appeared in 1940. Its 12 previous editions have been used by ountless health professionals for over 60 years. During those years, the time devoted to the study of gross anatomy has diminished dramatically, and the 13th edition of Grant’s Dissector has been modified with that in mind.
A refocusing of content
Grant’s Dissector was originally designed as an instruction manual for dissection by the regional approach. The 13th edition continues in this approach but has been rewritten to make the dissection instructions concise and minimize extraneous material.
This updated edition ofNetters Illustrated Pharmacology allows you to take a distinct visual approach to understanding both the basic science and clinical applications of pharmacology. Designed to be compatible and used in conjunction with other pharmacology resources, this medical reference book offers a vivid, uniquely effective visual presentation of the pharmacodynamic relationship between drugs and the human body.
Dependable, current, and complete, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition is the perennially best-selling text that you’ll use long after your medical student days are behind you. A world-class author team headed by Drs. Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster, delivers the latest, most essential pathology knowledge in a readable, interesting manner, ensuring optimal understanding of the latest basic science and clinical content. High-quality photographs and full-color illustrations highlight new information in molecular biology, disease classifications, new drugs and drug therapies, and much more.
The classic step-by-step atlas of general surgery procedures – now in color and updated with the latest laparoscopic operations A Doody’s Core Title for 2011! 1615 color-highlighted illustrations “…a beautifully illustrated atlas of modern surgical procedures…While in other atlases line drawings may simplify and operative photographs may add realism, the illustrations in this atlas allow the surgeon to visualize both the anatomy and the operation. Beyond this, the softly colored illustrations are aesthetically pleasing and invite reading of the accompanying narrative…In sum, while the ninth edition of Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations differs from the early editions in many ways, it nonetheless evokes the enduring qualities of its predecessors and will guide yet another generation of surgeons.”
The Editors are delighted to welcome you to the 65th anniversary thirteenth edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. In this new edition we have strived to maintain Robert Williams’ original 1950 mandate to publish “a condensed and authoritative discussion of the management of clinical endocrinopathies based upon the application of fundamental information obtained from chemical and physiological investigation.” With the passing of the decades, our scholarly goal has been further enriched by the addition of genetic, molecular, cellular, and population sciences, which underpin our understanding of both the pathogenesis and management of endocrine disorders.
Principles of Neurological Surgery is in its third edition because of the popular demand of our students. As I walk through the hospital and operating room, I am thrilled to see the previous editions being read by medical students, house oficers, nurses, and practicing neurosurgeons. It is for these treasured students, young and old, novice and experienced, that this book is intended. It is to be used to guide both those learning and those teaching. We are indebted to our students for inspiring us to perform at our best every day, for in the operating room our best is required by our patients all the time. At the end of the day, we hope this edition contributes to the modest goal of shaping more effective clinicians, ultimately for the beneit of our patients.