A spectrum of topics affecting maternal and infant health: reproductive health concerns, maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, and gestation and fetal growth..
Information on timely issues, including infertility, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, postpartum depression, and SIDS.
Detailed discussions of current epidemiological trends, measures and measurement issues, data sources, and risk and protective factors for each condition covered.
In-depth consideration of public health interventions and their availability, strengths and limitations.
Emerging areas of interest and directions for research.
Text boxes, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, appendices, and other helpful features.
Perinatal Epidemiology is a valuable, ready resource for public health professionals in maternal and child care, reproduction and fertility. Its accessibility and easy-use format make it an equally strong textbook for courses in these fields as well as for advanced medical and nursing students in OB/GYN and pediatrics.
Justine is an A-list fashion model on a photo shoot in Europe. Adored by half the world, she can have whomever she wants, but she's never met anyone like the strange English girl whose bed she wakes up in one morning.
Vienna is an autistic savant, adrift in a world of overwhelming patterns and connections only she can see. Socially awkward and inexperienced, she's never been with anyone before, let alone a glamorous supermodel enmeshed in a web of secrets and intrigue.
When Justine's current beau is murdered in the bathroom of her hotel room, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy focusing on a set of antique wooden mannikins-the same ones that are the centerpieces of the photo shoot.
What secret do the mannikins hide, and why is it worth killing over?
Drawn together by an attraction neither of them can explain, Justine and Vienna are pursued across Europe by paparazzi, tabloid headlines . . . and the mystery of Vienna's own shadowy past, which holds the key to everything.
Inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, William S. Kirby's Vienna reimagines Holmes and Watson for the 21st century.
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The ABC of Prostate Cancer provides fully illustratedguidance on the treatment and management of prostate cancer. Itcovers the biology, anatomy, and pathology of prostate cancer,screening, and active surveillance and monitoring. It presents anassessment of treatment options including prostatectomy,bracytherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, along with moderndiagnostic tests and an overview of new approaches to prostatecancer.
With an international author team, the ABC of ProstateCancer is ideal for general practitioners, family physicians,specialist nurses, junior doctors, medical students and othersworking with prostate cancer patients and their families.
Pharmacologic therapies available for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to BPH include alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists, such as terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin and tamsulosin, and the 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, finasteride and dutasteride. Other strategies, such as plant-derived medication or watchful waiting, are applied to varying extents.
Derived from the benchmark title on BPH - Textbook of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - this well written and highly illustrated guide covers all these therapies and presents physicians with all they need to know to successfully manage the disease.