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.
The Oxford Handbook of Pre-hospital Medicine provides the reader with evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of pre-hospital care emergencies. Each section defines the important clinical features of the named condition, and includes boxes containing essential advice. The treatment section incorporated national and international guidelines and protocols where available, and reflects contemporary best practice. This handbook includes all medical and trauma conditions that are regularly encountered in an immediate care setting.
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.
La enseñanza de la Ortopedia y Traumatología se ha visto dificultada dado el amplio espectro de patología que afecta al aparato locomotor y la existencia de textos muy voluminosos y especíicos, que no permiten recomendarlos en el currículo de pregrado de las carreras de la salud.
“Ortopedia y traumatología básica” concentra el conocimiento, dirigiéndolo a los alumnos de pregrado que se inician en el estudio de esta especialidad. Cada capítulo entrega una introducción general y conceptos fundamentales de distintas patologías del aparato locomotor, combinando elementos de semiología y descripciones clínicas, con variados dibujos didácticos para su fácil comprensión, esto permite una clara y adecuada aproximación a distintos diagnósticos y tratamientos.