The most massive land animals ever to have lived, sauropods roamed widely across the continents through most of the "Age of Dinosaurs" from about 220 to 65 million years ago. They reached incredible sizes, giving rise to the question: Why were they so big? Early guesses suggested that they gained protection from predators by virtue of their size, which also allowed them to reach the tops of trees in order to eat leaves and conifer needles. More recent hypotheses hold that they needed a long and complicated digestive tract due to their consumption of low-nutrient food sources: size was an offshoot of that need. Whatever the explanation, there is little doubt that natural selection produced something extraordinary when the Sauropoda diversified into a wide variety of species. This book combines majestic artwork and the best of paleontological research to resurrect the lives of sauropods. The Sauropod Dinosaurs shows how these amazing creatures raised and defended their young, traveled in groups, and interacted with the rich diversity of Mesozoic plants and animals. Beautiful enough to sit on the coffee table, the book also serves as the best reference available on these bygone giants. Anyone with a passion for dinosaurs or prehistoric life will cherish this once-in-a-generation masterpiece.
The book includes the following features:· Over 200 full-color illustrations· More than 100 color photographs from museums, field sites, and collections around the world· Thoughtfully placed drawings and charts· Clearly written text reviewed by major sauropod researchers· Descriptions of the latest sauropod concepts and discoveries· A field guide to major groups of sauropods· Detailed skeletal reconstructions and anatomical restorations· A comprehensive glossary
The chapters of Brain Stimulation are written by leading international researchers and clinical specialists include coverage of techniques, modes of action and applications in physiology and therapeutics. The combination of research and clinical coverage will be of interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and health care workers.A comprehensive introduction and overview of deep brain stimulation (DBS)Coverage of DBS, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)Details the basic science and research utility of DBS and clinical application
This book represents a unique compilation of information about the Bereitschaftspotential and related cortical potentials and techniques for measuring preparatory processes in the brain. The book will be of interest to motor physiologists, psychologists and neurologists working in clinical or research laboratories.
Find the answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a reader-friendly full-color format, with plentiful diagrams, photographs, and tables.Apply the latest advances to diagnosis and treatment of pediatric movement disorders, Parkinson disease, and much more.
View the characteristic presentation of each disorder with a complete collection of professional-quality, narrated videos online.
Better visualize every concept with new full-color illustrations throughout.
Search the complete text online, follow links to PubMed abstracts, and download all of the illustrations, at www.expertconsult.com.
This group of internationally acclaimed experts in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience represent a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, chosen for their ability to write clearly and concisely with an eye toward a clinical audience. This HCN volume sets a new landmark standard for a comprehensive, multi-authored work dealing with functional neurologic disorders (also described as psychogenic, dissociative or conversion disorders).Offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach for the care of patients with functional disorders seen in neurologic practice, leading to more efficient prevention, management, and treatmentProvides a synthesis of research efforts incorporating clinical, brain imaging and neurophysiological studiesFills an existing gap between traditional neurology and traditional psychiatryContents include coverage of history, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and therapyEdited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field, the broadest, most expert coverage available
This may come as a surprise to you: eczema is one of the most treatable skin conditions known to man.
A big percentage of eczema sufferers feel that their skin condition will be bothering them forever - this is simply not true. When you know how to identify the triggers of eczema and how to remove these common triggers, the eczema actually heals on its own.
Here Are Three Good Reasons To Why You Can Start Curing Your Eczema Naturally Today
ONE: Eczema can be caused by both internal and external factors - examples of external factors include the use of detergents and even the weather.
TWO: Simple lifestyle changes can actually resolve your eczema.
THREE: Key changes in your diet can have an immense, beneficial effect on your eczema.
Here is something dermatologists don't want you to know: naturally remedying eczema is extremely simple. You just need to know what to do, and how to do it! Even if you're a total beginner and haven't got a clue where to start, you can start treating your eczema at home within the day!
There are essentially 3 main things you need to know about naturally curing eczema:
1. How to identify the actual symptoms of eczema and how to differentiate eczema from more serious skin conditions
2. How to identify the key triggers of eczema
3. How to remove the key triggers so that your eczema will resolve on its own
"Eczema No More" covers all of this, and a lot more. And when you read it, you'll be BLOWN AWAY with how simple it really is to naturally treat your eczema.
Here's just a taste of what you'll discover...
- How to identify the symptoms of eczema with these 3 simple techniques...
- 3 little known, yet simple ways to distinguish eczema from other skin conditions...
- 6 time tested and proven strategies for clearer and healthier skin - free from itching and soreness...
- Secret of expert skin care that few people ever know about...
- 3 proven steps to improve your skin care regimen at home...
- How to create the perfect environment for your skin during bathtime...
- 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to avoid triggering an eczema outbreak...
- WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to your own diet...
- How to cure eczema in children...
- You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to modify your daily diet for overall better skin...
- 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for improving your lifestlye so it won't exacerbate your eczema...
- And much more...
Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world. In America alone, over 200 million people lack sufficient levels of vitamin D and may consequently suffer from chronic health conditions, ranging from daily annoyances like fatigue and pain to life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But few people know why vitamin D is so important and what they can do to avoid the myriad ailments associated with deficiency, including heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
There is no better person to demystify this vitamin and showcase its place in human health than author Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D.-the father of modern vitamin D research. With more than three decades spent studying the relationship between vitamin D, limited sun exposure, and human well-being, Dr. Holick shares his findings on how combining the natural curative properties of the sun along with small lifestyle changes can help everyone to live a substantially healthier life.
Armed with a three-step plan incorporating safe amounts of sun exposure, the right supplementation, and eating foods rich in vitamin D, Dr. Holick provides prescriptive advice for anyone- from relatively healthy people to those suffering from chronic or even fatal diseases- on how to easily rebuild and maintain optimal levels of this essential hormone.
Rich with anecdotes and entertaining case studies, The Vitamin D Solution also presents research from around the world to serve as a wake-up call on this potentially lifesaving hormone for health.
We present ourselves to the world foremost with our faces, Dr. Ken Salyer explains, and the people we meet initially look to our faces to ascertain who, in fact, we are. Dr. Salyer is a fiercely intelligent, energetic, insatiably inquiring, and deeply compassionate man whose life has been one of service. As he writes in his introduction to A LIFE THAT MATTERS, he is "convinced that possessing a face you aren't forced to hide is a fundamental human right-as important to a fully lived life as freedom from fear or want." And in clinics and operating room around the world, today Dr. Salyer continues a groundbreaking forty-year career whose nexus melds cutting-edge medicine with humanitarian aid offered to profoundly unfortunate children.
A LIFE THAT MATTERS focuses on the moving stories of the children whose lives have been transformed and their moving personal testaments to how precious their "normalcy" now is. It is these children who inspired Dr. Salyer to found the World Craniofacial Foundation and establish clinics across the globe that now offer hope for good lives to hundreds of poor children in still-developing countries who otherwise would be shunned, locked away, or abandoned. In a voice that's compelling, eloquent, and always impassioned, he issues a call for a new worldwide understanding of the rights of the terribly disfigured, and he encourages readers to be inspired by the lives of these children and to transform our own challenges into triumphs.
Laser Dermatology: Pearls and Problems is different from other laser dermatology books. Each of the five chapters begins by highlighting key points and essential concepts, then focuses on the pearls and problems for each area – based on the author’s vast experience in the field of laser dermatology. Dr. Goldberg addresses:Vascular Lasers Laser Hair Removal Pigmented Lesions, Tattoos, and Disorders of Hypopigmentation Ablative Lasers and Devices Non-Ablative Photorejuvenation and Skin Remodeling
Dr. Goldberg goes beyond the standard “before and after” approach to use actual images to demonstrate the pearls and pitfalls discussed in the text.
Skim the Top 100 Secrets chapter and Key Points boxes for a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success on the boards and in practice.
Enjoy faster, easier review and master the top issues in dermatology with mnemonics, lists, quick-reference tables, and an informal tone that sets this review book apart from the rest.Hone your diagnostic skills with more than 500 superb full-color images throughout.
View photos in a new, expanded size for optimal visual reference.
Gain a clearer understanding of neurocutaneous melanocytosis with an entirely new section on this topic.
Access key information faster than ever with eight new tables and more than 90 new figures.
Stay current with thorough updates to both text and references in all chapters, and Web Resources added to the bibliography.
The handbook begins with a series of historical vignettes of pioneers from the last two centuries. It also presents the fundamentals of physics and biology as applied to photomedicine. It next examines conditions and diseases caused by light, including skin cancer, dermatoses, and immunosuppression.
The remainder of the book focuses on the most important clinical therapeutic applications of different kinds of light that vary in both wavelength and intensity. The book discusses ultraviolet phototherapy for skin diseases and infections and presents the basic science of photodynamic therapy and its use in cancer therapy and other medical specialties. It then covers mechanistic studies and clinical applications of low-level laser (light) therapy as well as the use of high power or surgical laser therapy in specialties, such as dentistry and dermatology. The book concludes with a collection of miscellaneous types of phototherapy.
See how to perform a variety of key procedures demonstrating endovenous radiofrequency closure, CoolTouch endovenous ablation, cross polarization visualization, PPG digital measuring, sclerotherapy of the lateral venous system showing reflux, foam sclerotherapy, telangiectatic matting, ambulatory phlebectomy, and draining of intravascular coagulum.
Apply the best practices and global perspectives from a newly reorganized team of U.S.-based and international authors and contributors.
Access the complete contents from any computer at www.expertconsult.com, complete with the full text and entire image bank.
Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber changed the way men and women deal with aging in his books The Youth Corridor, which offered the first integrated strategy to control the signs of aging, and For Men Only, designed for the man who wants to stay trim and youthful but doesn't know where to turn for advice. Now, after vast improvements in science and surgery, Dr. Imber once again paves the way for people to find the path toward keeping their youthful appearance.
In Absolute Beauty, Dr. Imber explores the new horizon for staying young-looking and the cutting-edge breakthroughs in areas such as:Minimally invasive facial surgeriesNew limited-incision faceliftsNew wrinkle fillersAnti-aging skin-care strategiesNew antioxidant strategies
Absolute Beauty provides the crucial information needed to help you look your absolute best throughout your adult life. Dr. Imber's regimen will show you how to slow down the damage of time and help you turn back the clock. It will tell you how to protect your youthful good looks -- your absolute beauty -- by avoiding accelerating the changes that lead to aging and undoing the visible changes already present.
This indispensable book covers all aspects of the modern cosmetic surgical experience and is a must-have guide for anyone considering plastic surgery or just wanting to stay young-looking.
Written by two of America’s top dermatologists, Turn Back the Clock Without Losing Time is the ultimate guide to the exciting new procedures that can dramatically improve your appearance with minimal or no recovery time.
Treatments discussed include:
Physical and Chemical Peels
Collagen and Other Fillers
Varicose Vein Treatments
With informative before-and-after line drawings, expert advice, and sensitive answers to frequently asked questions, Turn Back the Clock Without Losing Time is a must-have for anyone considering cosmetic surgery.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Generations of clinicians, skin biologists, residents, and educators have acclaimed Fitzpatrick’s as the most authoritative and complete guide to dermatologic basic sciences, histopathology, diagnosis, and treatment. Edition after edition, it reflects the latest insights into skin diseases and skin biology—and their practical relevance to general internal medicine—while covering the scientific foundations of the specialty.
This classic yet cutting-edge text is supported by the expert insights of more than 500 internationally respected contributors, and it covers everything dermatologists need to know about skin, dermatologic signs of underlying disease, and the management of all skin diseases, including acne, skin cancer, and psoriasis.
FEATURESMore than 3000 full-color photographs DVD with image bank includes downloadable figures from the text New illustration style makes difficult concepts easier to understand Therapeutic ladders with first, second, and third line therapies New or thoroughly revised chapters on Psoriasis; Skin disease in immunosuppressed patients; Epidermal stem cells; Hair growth disorders; Neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent dermatology; Radiotherapy; Immunobiologicals and cytokines; Lasers for rejuvenation Expanded medical and surgical therapeutics sections guide you through all treatment options
Cosmetic Dermatology offers complete coverage of the latest, most effective skin care agents and procedures. Spanning the entire spectrum of cosmetic dermatology, it takes you through the most current medications, cosmeceuticals, and procedures. Presented in full color, the book is firmly grounded in an evidence-based, clinically-relevant approach--making it perfect for use in everyday practice.
FEATURES:Guidance on the efficacy of over-the-counter and prescription skin care products Step-by-step review of must-know procedures A focus on the newest drugs and topical agents NEW! Expanded insights into laser treatments, varicose veins, and cosmeceuticals NEW! More full-color clinical images in every chapter... 450 in all! NEW! Significant revisions in every chapter to help you keep pace with the many fast-breaking developments in the specialty
- Inflammatory conditions (including contact dermatitis, alopecia, erythema multiforme, pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, porphyria, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrhea, urticaria, xerosis, and more)
- Infections (fungus, herpes simplex and zoster, scabies, lice, and warts)
- Skin signs in systemic disease (skin tags, cutaneous metastases, xanthomas)
- Regional dermatoses (intertrigo, leg ulcers, pressure sores)
- Benign tumors (chondrodermatitis, cysts, ganglion, fibrous papule, seborrheic keratoses, lentigines, and benign vascular lesions)
- Pre-malignant and malignant tumors (actinic keratoses, angiosarcoma, basal cell carcinoma, dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, intraepidermal neoplasia, Kaposi's sarcoma, keratoacanthoma, lentigo maligna, cutaneous lymphoma, Mycosis fiungoides, melanoma, nevi and moles, and squamous cell carcinoma)
Focusing on comprehensive, precise and teaching information, this text atlas is highly instructive.
Rapidly improve your knowledge of skin conditions through a concise, clinically focused, user-friendly format.
Obtain thorough guidance on clinical presentation and therapy for a full range of common and rare skin diseases.Confirm your diagnoses by comparing your clinical findings to more than 1,150 illustrations, 40% of which are brand new.
Update your surgical skills with chapters devoted to basic dermatologic, laser, and cosmetic surgery, contributed by Dr. Issac M. Neuhaus.
The editors have built Skin Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Skin Diseases in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Skin Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility.
New methods of non-invasive referencing and the use of virtual models in the field of oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery are demonstrated. Clinical cases illustrate the practical use of this new technique.
New chapter on "Rare Skin Diseases" uploaded on the companion website http://www.manthan.info/. Other features of companion Website include MCQs, Downloadable Images and Lecture Series (relevant to undergraduates)
New treatment modalities included in "Treatment of Skin Diseases" and "Skin Tumors and Nevi"
Recent WHO/CDC/NACO guidelines and treatment included on "Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Infection"
Newer classification, diagnostic techniques and antibiotics in "Infections" and "Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases" includedNew surgical techniques added in "Disorders of Skin Appendages" and "Disorders of Pigmentation"
Taking a patient-centered approach, Dr. Jones reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each filler according to anatomical application. Opening chapters cover the cosmetic patient consultation and guidelines for local anaesthesia in the use of injectable fillers, followed by individual chapters on:Hyaluronic Acids Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres Evolence and Evolence Breeze Sculptra Liquid Injectable Silicone Hydrogel Polymers Artefill
An extensive chapter on complications from soft-tissue augmentation of the face explains how to avoid and manage peri-procedural issues. Closing chapters supply a cheek enhancement guide for the aesthetic injector and a review of the clinical applications of hyaluronic acids, which are currently the most commonly used fillers.
With careful coverage of basic science, safety and efficacy data that have led to FDA approval, safe and effective injection techniques, and appropriate indications for each filler, this concise volume provides a dependable source of important information for dermatologists, aesthetic medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, and all practitioners who work with injectable fillers.
With its clear, concise and reader-friendly format this book has all the potential to become the Bible of skin aging. Every specialist interested in dermatology, aesthetic medicine, cosmetic science, cutaneous biology and aging research will find indispensable information of great value for his or her daily work.