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Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on -- or off?
Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.
Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. When the option is a long life with a disease or a short one without it, evolution opts for disease almost every time.
Everything from the climate our ancestors lived in to the crops they planted and ate to their beverage of choice can be seen in our genetic inheritance. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.
Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth -- and, especially, what that means for us.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging.
Feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat? Does your family come from a long line of Alzheimer's, cancer, or heart disease? Will nothing help your aging skin or declining libido or flagging energy? This book is for you.
The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty, or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code—the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity—can play a minor role in the way you age.
The scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words, you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT—trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. has created a revolutionary 7-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young.
Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five-key factors that lead to accelerated aging -the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. The 7-week program addresses these factors and treats them in an accessible and highly practical protocol and is as follows:Feed—Week 1Sleep—Week 2Move—Week 3Release—Week 4Expose—Week 5Soothe—Week 6Think—Week 7
Younger increases not only your lifespan, but also your healthspan. Dr. Gottfried's program makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.
updated and streamlined for today’s students and clinicians
The only place you can get ALL the great content found in the two print volumes AND the acclaimed DVD in one convenient resource!
Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the new 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods.
Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the new Nineteenth Edition:Content is practically organized around two basic themes: education and clinical practice The teaching and learning sections cover foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; the content devoted to clinical practice focuses on disease pathogenesis and treatment NEW chapters on important topics such as Men’s Health, The Impact of Global Warming on Infectious Diseases, Fatigue, and many more Critical updates in management and therapeutics in Hepatitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Ebola Virus Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lipoprotein Disorders, HIV and AIDS, and more. Increased number of the popular Harrison’s clinical algorithms; clinically relevant radiographic examples spanning hundreds of diseases; clinical-pathological images in full color; crystal clear, full color drawings and illustrations and helpful tables and summary lists that make clinical application of the content faster than ever Outstanding multi-media resources including practical videos demonstrating essential bedside procedures, physical examination techniques, endoscopic findings, cardiovascular findings, are available for easy download
Supporting the renowned coverage are supplemental resources that reflect and assist modern medical practice: more than 1,000 full-color photographs to aid visual recognition skills, hundreds of state-of-the-art radiographs, from plain film to 3D CT to PET Scans; beautiful illustrations that bring applied anatomy and processes to life; the renowned Harrison’s patient-care algorithms, essential summary tables, and practical demonstrative videos. In addition, several digital atlases highlight noninvasive imaging, percutaneous revascularization, gastrointestinal endoscopy, diagnosis and management of vasculitis, and numerous other issues commonly encountered in clinical practice.
Acclaim for Harrison’s:
“Covering nearly every possible topic in the field of medicine, the book begins with a phenomenal overview of clinical medicine, discussing important topics such as global medicine, decision-making in clinical practice, the concepts of disease screening and prevention, as well as the importance of medical disorders in specific groups (e.g. women, surgical patients, end of life). The extensive chapters that follow focus on a symptom-based presentation of disease and then illness organized by organ system. Numerous tables, graphs, and figures add further clarity to the text."
...Written by experts in the field, this book is updated with the latest advances in pathophysiology and treatment. It is organized in a way that makes reading from beginning to end a logical journey, yet each chapter can stand alone as a quick reference on a particular topic. “
Doody’s Review Service reviewing the previous edition of Harrison’s
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.
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.
The renowned Family Practice Examination and Board Review is now Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination & Board Review, the perfect way to prepare for the primary and recertification exam in family medicine and for licensure exams. This engagingly written study guide has been completely updated with a new full-color design and is enhanced by powerful new learning aids, including 50 additional questions to the already comprehensive final exam, and chapter-ending clinical pearls that consolidate high-yield information. You will also, of course, find the humor, wit, and approachable tone that have brought the book legions of enthusiastic – and appreciative – fans.
New to this edition!Full color layout Clinical pearls at the end of each chapter to highlight key takeaways 50 brand new final exam questions Numbered cases for easy reference
Outstanding features from the previous edition:More than 350 progressive case studies that reflect the realities of clinical practice and prepare you for your exams 29 chapters based on body system and elements of patient care A comprehensive final exam (nearly 200 questions) with answers referenced to pages in the book Detailed answer explanations that describe not only why an answer is correct, but why the other answers are wrong Comprehensive coverage of ALL topics on the boards and recertifying exam Super-effective learning aids such as Quick Quizzes, Helpful Tips, learning objectives, clinical pearls, and more Color photographs of conditions most easily diagnosed by appearance An outstanding refresher for primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners
Procedures are organized by sections to include: dentoalveolar and implant surgery, odontogenic head and neck infections, maxillofacial trauma surgery, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery, tempomandibular joint surgery, infections of the head and neck, facial cosmetic surgery, and pathology and reconstructive surgery.
The combination of concise text, more than 1,000 color clinical illustrations and images, and case reports makes the Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery a key reference to all oral and maxillofacial surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and facial plastic surgeons and will serve as a foundation for residency training, board certification and the recently implemented recertification examinations.
It is a definite book for all dental undergraduates and an excellent supplement for all students undergoing postgraduate specialist training in orthodontics.Covers syllabi prescribed by Dental Council of India (DCI) and International schools of dentistry
Provides more than 1500 line arts, flowcharts, tables and clinical photographs for easy perception of the subject and to illustrate vital principles and techniques
Chapters contain Clinical Significance boxes that encourage readers to relate and channelize the theory knowledge into clinical practice
Learning Exercises furnished in each chapter facilitates the students to assess themselves and reflect on what had been learnt
Synopsis of Treatment Planning for Different Malocclusions, the last chapter serves not only as a guide to recap the depth and breadth of factual comprehension but also to promote analysis, evaluation and judgment in orthodontic treatment philosophies
New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her fate shall no longer be decided by a genetic flaw.
The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. “Are you ready Amanda?” The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested—at least, not now. But she had to find out.
If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you’d inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible?
In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution—not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma—fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process.
A work of narrative nonfiction, Mercies in Disguise is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It’s a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman—Amanda Baxley—who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family’s destiny.
Detailed how-to information on clinical examination, data gathering, and differential diagnosis for temporomandibular disorders helps you learn to correctly plan treatment.
Clinical Comment boxes give you critical thinking points and instructions on how to apply these to everyday clinical practice.NEW! Robust Q-website features an image library, case studies, and NBDE-style questions.
NEW! Full-color design offers more vivid clinical photos, illustrations, and information.
NEW! Major revisions to Part II with specific detail to Etiology provides more up-to-date information on this critical area.
NEW! Patient education sheets include the most common TMDs. NEW! Updated treatment algorithms are included for each TMD.
Extensively revised and updated chapters
Temporomandibular Joint Diseases section completely rewritten
Physical and Chemical Injuries of the Oral Cavity chapter updated
Extensive revision of Dental Caries and Forensic Odontology chapters
Advanced information scattered throughout the book in highlighted boxes
New to this edition
General account on stem cells with particular reference to odontogenic stem cells
Histological grading of oral squamous cell carcinoma
Genetic basis of oral cancer
Reclassification of odontogenic keratocyst into neoplasm
Hematopoietic stem cell
Laboratory findings of SLE Influence of decalcification in tissue processing and additional account on hard tissue processing
Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But Dr. Moalem's groundbreaking book shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than your ninth grade biology teacher ever imagined. By bringing us to the bedside of his unique and complex patients, he masterfully demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being.
In the brave new world we're rapidly rocketing into, genetic knowledge has become absolutely crucial. INHERITANCE provides an indispensable roadmap for this journey by teaching you:
-Why you may have recovered from the psychological trauma caused by childhood bullying-but your genes may remain scarred for life.
-How fructose is the sugar that makes fruits sweet-but if you have certain genes, consuming it can buy you a one-way trip to the coroner's office.
-Why ingesting common painkillers is like dosing yourself repeatedly with morphine-if you have a certain set of genes.
-How insurance companies legally use your genetic data to predict the risk of disability for you and your children-and how that impacts the coverage decisions they make for your family.
-How to have the single most important conversation with your doctor-one that can save your life.
-Why people with rare genetic conditions hold the keys to medical problems affecting millions.
In this trailblazing book, Dr. Moalem employs his wide-ranging and entertaining interdisciplinary approach to science and medicine-- explaining how art, history, superheroes, sex workers, and sports stars all help us understand the impact of our lives on our genes, and our genes on our lives. INHERITANCE will profoundly alter how you view your genes, your health--and your life.
Professionals and Parents Praise Laurie Zelinger 's Book
"In over 40 years as a practicing Pediatrician, this is the most practical, down toearth and informative approach to the impending parent-child-hospital experience witha T&A that has come to my attention." Philip S. Steinfeld, MD, FAAP
"My son 's recovery period was enhanced by advice from the manual, and thanksto Dr. Laurie, the bonding experience it created almost cancelled out the discomfort. He is now a strep-free, healthy boy!" Rachayle Salzberg (parent)
..".a valuable guide for parents intending to provide emotional preparation andsupport to a child about to undergo a surgical procedure." Richard H. Wexler, PhD President, New York State Psychological Association (2008)
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•The most current disease screening, prevention, and management recommendations at your fingertips•Consolidates information from nationally recognized government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels into concise, easy-to-apply guidelines•Covers primary care topics in both the ambulatory and hospital settings•Carefully selected for relevance to everyday practice •The perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity – exactly the amount of information a busy clinician needs – no more, no less•Spans all areas of general medicine•Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional societies•Updated evidence-based content
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) including plants and the foods made from them, are a hot topic of debate today, but soon related technology could go much further and literally change what it means to be human. Scientists are on the verge of being able to create people who are GMOs.
Should they do it? Could we become a healthier and ''better'' species or might eugenics go viral leading to a real, new world of genetic dystopia? GMO Sapiens tackles such questions by taking a fresh look at the cutting-edge biotech discoveries that have made genetically modified people possible.
Bioengineering, genomics, synthetic biology, and stem cells are changing sci-fi into reality before our eyes. This book will capture your imagination with its clear, approachable writing style. It will draw you into the fascinating discussion of the life-changing science of human genetic modification.Contents:An Introduction to Playing GodThe Birth and Explosive Growth of GMOsHuman CloningBuild-a-Baby Better via GeneticsDIY Guide to Creating GMO SapiensEugenics and TranshumanismCultural Views on Human Genetic ModificationGMO Sapiens Today and Tomorrow
Readership: Undergraduate biology majors, graduate biology majors, non-experts interested in GMOs, biologists and teenagers interested in cloning and human genetic modification.
Key Features:Books on this hot new topic of creating GMO people are rare, tend to be out-of-date, or have narrow topic rangesThe goal of this book is to educate and entertain an educated lay audience about human genetic modificationKeywords:GMO;Genetically Modified Organism;GMO Sapien;Cloning;Genomics;Designer Babies;Mitochondrial Transfer;Stem Cells;Infertility
"What I find troubling, exciting but scary, is that I find myself agreeing with an undertone, I do not support human germline genetic modification but with all the new information and perspectives available to me I have found myself questioning my own views and will be watching any developments with a fascinated interest I would rather not admit to."The NODE
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.
Guidelines for the most common outpatient conditions – in a NEW user-friendly outline format!
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2017 has been reformatted into an easy-to-use outline to provide you with quick access to screening, prevention, and treatment guidelines for the common outpatient conditions. Content is drawn from a wide array of recommendations from government agencies, expert panels, medical specialty organizations, and other professional and scientific organizations. Each topic is carefully selected for relevance to the office practice of ambulatory medicine, and the text overflows with clinical pearls, easy-to-apply take home points, and guideline-based algorithms designed to simplify clinical decision-making.
• Every topic updated
• NEW user-friendly outline format speeds you to most current screening, prevention, and management guidelines
• The perfect balance between brevity and clinical necessity – exactly the amount of information you need – no more, less
• Authoritative content drawn from government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels
• Carefully selected for relevance to the office practice of ambulatory medicine
• Easy-to-apply take-home points are perfect for busy clinicians
• Clinical pearls for all healthcare providers
• Spans all areas of general medicine
• Website addresses for U.S. government agencies and professional societies
• Updated evidence-based content
Journal of Prosthodontics on Dental Implants is a “best of” compilation of the journal’s articles from a number of years, focusing exclusively on the multiple applications of osseointegrated implants: for the management of the partially edentulous patient, management of the completely edentulous patient, and management of patients with maxillofacial defects. Sections also relate to in-vitro studies and general considerations to round out the readership selections.
Whether you’re a subscriber who’s looking for implant articles in one convenient collection or a clinician with a focus on implant dentistry looking to improve your knowledge base, Journal of Prosthodontics on Dental Implants is a must-have for your personal library.
Chapter 1: Synopsis of Preclinical Prosthodontics: discusses Complete Dentures, Removable Partial Dentures and Fixed Partial Dentures
Chapter 2: Instruments and Materials: includes clear description of every instruments and material a student is expected to know, identify and use before entering the clinical section
Chapter 3: Preclinical Exercise: provides step-by-step representation along with explanation of all laboratory exercises a student has to perform with relevant figures
Chapter 4: Common Viva Questions: provides commonly asked questions to help students prepare for their viva voce exam
Chapter 5: Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms: contains an exhaustive list of commonly asked prosthodontic terms
Key facts are highlighted and principles of diagnosis and management emphasised
Gives the reader a 'feel for the subject' and details essential communication skills
Offers practical guidance on how to prepare for exams and make best use of the time available
Perfect for BDS exam preparation and candidates taking the MJDF, ORE or other post-graduate examsLaw & Ethics Chapter has been awarded second postgraduate prize in the Dental Protection/Schülke 2012 Premier Awards
Reflects changes with regards to registration examinations, the development of specialist lists and the Overseas Registration Examination
Fully revised self-assessment material provided in the form of MCQs, EMQs, case histories, short notes, data interpretation, viva questions and picture questions – all of which integrate knowledge from across different chapters and focus the reader on decisions they will take in a given clinical situation
Current, concise, and engagingly written, Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, Fifth Edition is a true essential for all anesthesia students and practitioners. This trusted classic delivers comprehensive coverage of the field’s must-know basic science and clinical topics in a clear, easy-to-understand presentation. Indispensable for coursework, exam review, and as a clinical refresher, this trusted text has been extensively updated to reflect the latest research and developments.
Here’s why Clinical Anesthesiology is the best anesthesiology resource:NEW full-color presentation NEW chapters on the most pertinent topics in anesthesiology, including anesthesia outside of the operating room and a revamped peripheral nerve blocks chapter that details ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia Up-to-date discussion of all relevant areas within anesthesiology, including equipment, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, pathophysiology, pain management, and critical care Case discussions promote application of the concepts to real-world practice Numerous tables and figures encapsulate important information and facilitate memorization
Full-color photographs and line drawings are included throughout the book.
In-depth discussions cover the anesthetic agents used in dentistry, along with their clinical actions.
Routes of administration are described for all anesthetics.
The proper care and handling of equipment is addressed, along with the problems that may be encountered.
Requirements for pain control and local anesthesia within various dental specialties are included.
Comprehensive information on Articaine is included, a local anesthetic that is gaining widespread use in the United States.
Numerous boxes and tables provide a quick reference and comparison of techniques, drugs, and dosages.
Dosage charts, injection techniques, information on duration of action, and contraindications for local anesthetics are included at the end of the book for quick reference.Updated discussions of the armamentarium needed to succeed in local anesthesia delivery reflect the latest available drugs and devices.
Updated discussions of the techniques needed to provide successful pain control.
Updated step-by-step procedures cover the techniques for administering intraoral anesthesia.
The latest advances in science, technology, and pain control techniques are covered.
The author adopts a flexible approach which recognises that someinstruments are multi-functional, and their names and usage canvary across dental surgeries. This approach, coupled with the rangeof instruments covered, makes the book an ideal 'portable' resourceacross general practice, hospital and a range of specialistsettings. The book also highlights instruments which can be easilyconfused. In addition to detailing the classic sets of dentalinstruments, the importance of instrument care and sterilisationregimes is acknowledged.
This second edition contains an expanded chapter on instrumentsused in conjunction with dental implants, and illustrations havebeen updated throughout.
FEATURESBest-selling titleBrand new chapter on instruments used in dentalimplantologyExpanded chapter on dental bursIllustrations revised throughout
A handy clinical reference after you've passed the boards, this resource reviews all topics addressed by certification examinations and training programs. Prepared by leaders in the field, Sports Medicine Examination and Board Review offers:1000 case-based, board-type questions, answers, and explanations Multiple-choice question format just like the exam Comprehensive coverage of ALL topics on the boards and recertifying exams Orthopedics problems and treatments from head to toe Rehabilitation principles and techniques Coverage of issues in all major sports from baseball to wrestling Specialty medicine keyed to sports participation Review of special athletes, from the disabled to children Timely Q&A's on team physician responsibilities and athlete assessment 50 illustrations Great for anyone taking the ACSM exam
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.
The book presents actual clinical cases, accompanied by academiccommentary, that question and educate the reader about essentialtopics in restorative and reconstructive dentistry. The book beginsby laying the groundwork of the fundamental principles that applyto all cases and outlining the ten decisions to be made with allcases. The main sections of the book cover the cases themselves,examining them both by type of restoration / solution, and by typeof problem. This unique approach enables the reader to build theirskills, aiding the ability to think critically andindependently.
Clinical Cases in Restorative and ReconstructiveDentistry’s case-based format is particularly useful forpre-doctoral dental students, post-graduate residents andpractitioners, both as a textbook from which to learn about thechallenging and absorbing nature of restorative and reconstructivedentistry, and also as a reference tool to help with treatmentplanning when perplexing cases arise in the dental office.
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.