Cancer is not randomly distributed in the United States. Its incidence varies by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other geographic and demographic factors. This volume, co-published with the American Cancer Society, is the first to examine the biological, racial, and socioeconomic factors that influence cancer incidence and survival. In addition, it presents 15 previously unpublished, evidence-based interventions to reduce and eliminate cancer disparities.
The book explains the nature, scope, and causes of cancer disparities across different populations and then presents unique programs proven to reduce such inequalities in the areas of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. They represent a variety of cancers, populations, and communities across the U.S. Descriptions of each intervention include tests of effectiveness and are written in sufficient detail for readers to replicate them within their own communities.Key Features:
Offers an in-depth look at the latest research behind cancer disparitiesWritten by highly respected and published cancer researchersIncludes 15 never-before published, evidence-based interventions that readers can replicateDiscusses breast, colorectal, cervical, and other pernicious cancersIncludes interventions for African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and other populations
Coverage of dosages, side effects, and drug interactions with medications used in dentistry, including those used during pregnancy.
Chapters focusing on major health problems in the US and other nations include, ischemic hearth disease, smoking and tobacco use cessation, sleep-related breathing disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders.
Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients.
Appendix on the therapeutic management of common oral lesions provides a quick reference to the causative factors, clinical description, currently accepted therapeutic management, and patient education regarding common oral conditions. Appendix on alternative and complementary drugs looks at herbal remedies, specifically efficacy, adverse effects/reactions, medical problems, drug interactions, and dental implications.NEW! Chapter on drug and alcohol abuse discusses the effects of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines/methamphetamine, and alcohol, along with considerations for both medical and dental management.
NEW! 2009 AAOS statement on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements provides recommendations to supplement practitioners in their clinical judgment regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with a joint prosthesis.
Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, he reveals what we know and don’t know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. We follow him as he combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypotheses—rooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics. Cogently extracting fact from a towering canon of myth and hype, he describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science’s comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them, jujitsu-like, against the body.
Throughout his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human experience of cancer with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies, and other treatments. He finds compassion, solace, and community among a vast network of patients and professionals committed to the fight and wrestles to comprehend the cruel randomness cancer metes out in his own family. For anyone whose life has been affected by cancer and has found themselves asking why?, this book provides a new understanding. In good company with the works of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese, The Cancer Chronicles is endlessly surprising and as radiant in its prose as it is authoritative in its eye-opening science.
NBDE Part II-style questions written by dental students who just took the exam
Put the proven First Aid formula to work for you!
Part of the time-tested First Aid review series, First Aid Q&A for the NBDE Part II delivers 600+ board-style review questions written by dental students who just took the boards. You will find detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answer options in an easy-to-read format.
The content you need to pass the NBDE Part II:
Chapter 1. Pharmacology; Chapter 2. Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics; Chapter 3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control; Chapter 4. Orthodontics; Chapter 5. Pediatric Dentistry; Chapter 6. Endodontics; Chapter 7. Periodontics; Chapter 8. Radiology; Chapter 9. Pathology; Chapter 10. Patient Management, Public Health, Ethics and Biostatistics
OUTSTANDING FEATURES Special atlas sections break down complex information accompanied by descriptive diagrams and photographs to further explain sources of occlusal disorders and related pain. Hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations show problems and procedures. Procedure boxes offer step-by-step explanations of specific procedures. Important Considerations boxes in the Treatment chapters outline treatment plans and describe what is to be accomplished. Programmed treatment planning, a specific process that guides a clinician through every step for solving even the most complex restorative or esthetic challenge. The role of TMJs and occlusion in "everyday" dentistry. The role of occlusion in orofacial pain and TMD, and in anterior esthetics. Simplified occlusal equilibration and how to explain this process to patients. The functional matrix concept for exceptional, foolproof smile design. The five options for occlusal correction and how to apply them to practice. Use and abuse of occlusal sprints. Coordinating occlusal treatment with specialists for a fully interdisciplinary approach. Specific criteria for success and how to test for each.
Over the past half century, deaths from heart disease, stroke, and so many other killers have fallen dramatically. But cancer continues to kill with abandon. In 2013, despite a four-decade “war” against the disease that has cost hundreds of billions of dollars, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and nearly six hundred thousand will die from it.
A decade ago, Clifton Leaf, a celebrated journalist and a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress fighting this terrifying disease. The result is a gripping narrative that reveals why the public’s immense investment in research has been badly misspent, why scientists seldom collaborate and share their data, why new drugs are so expensive yet routinely fail, and why our best hope for progress—brilliant young scientists—are now abandoning the search for a cure. “Through flowing prose Leaf delivers, alongside facts and data, stories on personalities involved in research, the fascinating process of solving an unusual and highly deadly cancer in Africa, and the heartbreaking realities of cancer treatment in children today. Leaf’s extensively investigated treatise will resonate with researchers and patients frustrated by the bureaucratic woes he delineates. Public policy makers, grant reviewers, and pharmaceutical researchers alike must consider Leaf’s indictment and proposed solutions” (Publishers Weekly). The Truth in Small Doses is that rare tale that will both outrage readers and inspire conversation and change.
Treatment supported by clinical evidence equips students with a more targeted evidence-based approach to patient procedures.NEW! Emphasis on treatment planning helps decrease the number of visits while providing effective, long-term results for the patient.NEW! Focus on the patient presentation offers the latest treatment options for bone harvesting, restoration and recovery.NEW! Original illustrations and photos highlight and clarify key clinical concepts and techniques.
Prepared by authors of international renown, the Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry presents a volume that takes the reader far beyond the technical skills that are needed to treat disorders of the childhood dentition and instead delivers a whole philosophy of integrative patient care.
Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout, the Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry is written in a friendly ‘how to’ manner and contains useful ‘pull out’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires. Exploring a variety of topics, the book includes discussion of child development, practical communication skills and advice on how to deal with behavioural problems. Clinical topics include the management of caries, fluoridation, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, trauma management, oral medicine and pathology, dental anomalies, and the treatment of medically compromised children. Chapters also explore the use of orthodontics, the management of cleft lip and palate and speech, language and swallowing.
The Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry has become an essential chairside and bedside companion for all practitioners caring for children and is suitable for undergraduate dental students, general dental practitioners, specialist paediatric dentists, orthodontists and paediatricians.Established as the foremost available comprehensive handbook on paediatric dentistry
Prepared in an ‘easy-to-digest’ fashion – which allows for quick reference and easy reading
Contains over 550 full colour line artworks, photographs and tables together with ‘Clinical Hints’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires
Sets out the essentials for managing conditions such as clefting disorders, haematological and endocrine disorders, congenital cardiac disease, disorders of metabolism, organ transplantation and cancer in children as well as more familiar presentations such as dental trauma, oral infections and caries
Detailed appendices provide the reader with information that is often difficult to find and which may be overlooked
Designed specifically to give all practitioners confidence when managing children
Convenient handbook size ensures that the book can be easily referred to in the clinical setting
Endorsed by the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry~Improved layout and completely new colour illustrations
Expanded section on sedation and use of nitrous oxide
Includes details from the most recent international guidelines
Cases expanded to show 20 year follow-up
Includes the latest research findings in orthodontics
Fully updated section on clefting problems
See the practical important of anatomy from illustrated clinical examples in each chapter.
Review essential concepts easily with tables that display the maximum amount of information in an at-a-glance format.
Master anatomy for the head and neck and beyond, including upper limbs, thorax, and abdomen.
Stay current on hot topics like cone beam CT imaging, intraoral injections, and anesthesia.
Recognize the context and clinical relevance of head and neck anatomy through additional coverage of dental procedures.
Prepare effectively for the dental boards with over 100 multiple-choice questions.
The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, is an official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the recognized international leader in state-of-the-art information on cancer staging. This Atlas has been created as a companion to the updated 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which continues to disseminate the importance of anatomical and pathological staging in the management of cancer. This state-of-the-art, invaluable 2nd Edition includes a CD containing PowerPoint slides of all illustrations, additional color, and a user-friendly, easy-to-read layout. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition will serve as an indispensable reference for clinicians, registrars, students, trainees, and patients.
The drugs are grouped according to their class of action or use for a specific condition. Every effort has been made to ensure that drug selection and dosage is in accordance with current recommendations and practice. It is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is provided to give an overview at the pharmaceuticals available and the protocols that have been developed. The number at medications within each category has intentionally been limited so that the booklet may be conveniently placed in an apparel pocket. Oral pathologists and other clinicians who have an interest in oral medicine have successfully used the specialized protocols listed. Some regimens are off-label use.
The book presents actual clinical cases, accompanied by academic commentary, that question and educate the reader about essential topics in restorative and reconstructive dentistry. The book begins by laying the groundwork of the fundamental principles that apply to all cases and outlining the ten decisions to be made with all cases. The main sections of the book cover the cases themselves, examining them both by type of restoration / solution, and by type of problem. This unique approach enables the reader to build their skills, aiding the ability to think critically and independently.
Clinical Cases in Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry’s case-based format is particularly useful for pre-doctoral dental students, post-graduate residents and practitioners, both as a textbook from which to learn about the challenging and absorbing nature of restorative and reconstructive dentistry, and also as a reference tool to help with treatment planning when perplexing cases arise in the dental office.
50 Critical Cancer Answers provides the essential information a person needs to create a personal action plan to deal with cancer effectively. Each of the 50 short, easy-to-digest chapters includes a concise explanation of the most effective and sought after cancer treatment in the realms of traditional medicine, natural medicine, emotional support and spiritual care. A succinct commentary is provided to help the reader understand potential benefits, and if it is a realistic treatment option or not. Each chapter includes:
- An interview with an expert in the field of the chapter's topic
- A "smartphone scannable" QR code linking the reader to You Tube video containing author commentary on the relevant topic
- 5 tips from cancer survivors--all 50 cancer survivors have received treatment from the authors' Oasis of Hope cancer centers.
Don't let a cancer diagnosis define your circumstances. Instead, develop a plan to identify, attack, and beat cancer.
Gather step-by-step techniques for assessing and implementing radiotherapeutic options with this comprehensive, full-color, clinically oriented text.
Review the basic principles behind the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, and more.Use new imaging techniques to anatomically locate tumors before and during treatment.
Apply multidisciplinary treatments with advice from experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology.
Explore new treatment options such as proton therapy, which can facilitate precise tumor-targeting and reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs.
Stay on the edge of technology with new chapters on IGRT, DNA damage and repair, and molecularly targeted therapies.
The new “bible” for NBDE Part II preparation! This high-yield, comprehensive review of topics examined on the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part II is written for dental students by recent dental graduates who aced the boards.Written for students by students who aced the exam, and reviewed by top dental school faculty Hundreds of high-yield facts and mnemonics boost exam-day performance Five case studies for top performance on the case-based component of the NBDE Part II Four-page color insert of images 100+ clinical images and illustrations you must know on exam day
For the ultimate NBDE study package, be sure to purchase First Aid for the NBDE Part 1.
Organization by clinical appearance -- such as including all red-blue lesions in one chapter along with possible causes -- matches what you would expect to see upon a patient's presentation, and provides a practical tool for developing differential diagnoses and planning treatment.
Hundreds of full-color clinical photographs and radiographs depict specific conditions for easier identification in real clinical scenarios.
Full-color photomicrographs help you identify pathologic elements and provide correct diagnoses and treatment plans.
Boxes and tables offer clear, at-a-glance information on the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment for many conditions.
Student resources on a companion Evolve website include 30 case studies, a 150-question practice exam, and case-based learning to prepare you for the NBDE and for clinical practice.Advanced imaging techniques include images such as CBCTs (cone beam computed tomography), regular CTs, and MRIs, reflecting the transition from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional approach in acquiring data and reconstructing images, and helping you identify and assess disease entities -- especially tumors of the salivary glands, jaws, and soft tissues.
Expanded sections on etiology, treatment, and diagnosis of oral cancer (HPV) describe how subtypes can play an important role in the development and natural history of some head and neck cancers, most notably those arising in the oropharynx.
Expanded section on bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws helps you effectively manage patients taking bisphosphonates to prevent bone loss, including information on oral complications, risk factors, and benefits.
Detailed coverage of popular esthetic procedures includes bleaching, direct and porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, posts and cores, porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, zirconium crowns and bridges, and complete dentures.
Coverage of advanced procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, pediatric esthetics, and sleep-disordered breathing, providing a solid understanding of less-frequently encountered topics that impact the esthetic treatment plan and outcomes.
Coverage of key esthetic dentistry topics and fundamental skills includes cariology and caries management, understanding dental materials, photography, understanding and manipulating of color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing.
Over 1,600 full-color photos and illustrations help to clarify important concepts and techniques, and show treatments from beginning of the case to the final esthetic results.
Well-known and respected lead author George A. Freedman is a recognized author, educator, and speaker, and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry.
Expert contributors are leading educators and practicing clinicians, including names such as Irvin Smigel (the father of esthetic dentistry), Chuck N. Maragos (the father of contemporary diagnostics), Wayne Halstrom (a pioneer in the area of dental sleep medicine), David Clark (one of the pioneers of the microscope in restorative dentistry and founder the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry), Edward Lynch (elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers), Joseph Massad (creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics), Simon McDonald (founder and CEO of Triodent Ltd, an international dental manufacturing and innovations company), and many more!
Faithful to its title, this text espouses a truly multidisciplinary approach, integrating information from the fields of oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and neurology. Experts in each specialty have gathered that information which is most important for all physicians caring for patients with brain metastasis.
Brain Metastasis includes complete discussions for all situations in which radiosurgery might be recommended, including for the treatment of gross brain metastasis; for the prevention of tumor-related injury of brain function; and as an alternative to whole-brain radiotherapy.
Features of this uniquely accessible guide include:
A timely discussion of exciting recent developments in aggressive care An emphasis on quality-of-life issues and palliative care Special chapters on radiosurgery for both brain metastasis and spinal tumors Full color insert of high-quality images
This concise and comprehensive text provides a multidisciplinary information source for brain metastasis. It is an essential resource for any practitioner who cares for patients with this devastating yet surprisingly common condition.