Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer of The American Cancer Society, an oncologist with a dazzling clinical, research, and policy career. How We Do Harm pulls back the curtain on how medicine is really practiced in America. Brawley tells of doctors who select treatment based on payment they will receive, rather than on demonstrated scientific results; hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that seek out patients to treat even if they are not actually ill (but as long as their insurance will pay); a public primed to swallow the latest pill, no matter the cost; and rising healthcare costs for unnecessary—and often unproven—treatments that we all pay for. Brawley calls for rational healthcare, healthcare drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable treatments, and not just the peddling of hot new drugs.
Brawley's personal history – from a childhood in the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit, to the green hallways of Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in the U.S., to the boardrooms of The American Cancer Society—results in a passionate view of medicine and the politics of illness in America - and a deep understanding of healthcare today. How We Do Harm is his well-reasoned manifesto for change.
Students who just aced the USMLE Step 1 reveal what it takes to excel!
"This book was excellent, and well organized. The 'make the diagnosis' section was great--lengthy and thorough--just like Step 1. It was nice because it was compact enough that you could fit it in your bag and review it anywhere. Great!" -- Sarah Fabiano, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Class of 2010
"I like the fact that embryology for each system is given at the beginning of each chapter. This series is a wonderful compendium throughout the medical college years, particularly preclinical years to prepare for Step 1." -- Ali Rizvi, MPH, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2010
Deja Reveiw: USMLE Step 1 boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column "flashcard" Q&A format--specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last-minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses for USMLE Step 1 success.
You will find everything you need to ace the exam, including:
The Content You Need to Ace the USMLE Step 1:
Basic Principles, Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Reproduction and Endocrinology, Renal and Genitourinary, Hematology and Oncology, Skin and Connective Tissues, Musculoskeletal, Behavioral Sciences, Make the Diagnosis, Abbreviations.
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 19th edition, is a completely revised and updated guide to help you prepare for your primary board certification, maintenance of certification/re-certification, and for in-service exams. An important component of the Harrison’s set, this review reflects all of the most up-to-date material featured in the 19th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.
This ultimate study partner contains more than 1000 revised and updated questions (and answers), simulating those on the primary certification exam. Integral to interactive self-assessment and in line with the core Harrison’s text, the high-yield content reflects the weighting of subject matter included on the internal medicine board exam blueprint and spans the field of internal medicine.
Davidson’s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson’s remains one of the world’s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.The underlying principles of medicine are described concisely in the first part of the book, and the detailed practice of medicine within each sub-specialty is described in later system-based chapters. Most chapters begin with a two-page overview of the important elements of the clinical examination, including a manikin to illustrate the key steps in the examination of the relevant system. A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the ‘Presenting Problems’ sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease. The text is extensively illustrated, with over 1000 diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiology and pathology images. 1350 text boxes present information in a way suitable for revision, including 150 clinical evidence boxes summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and 65 ’In Old Age’ boxes highlighting important aspects of medical practice in the older population. A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively as part of the online access to the whole book on the StudentConsult platform. Access over 500 self-testing questions with answers linked to the book’s content for further reading. The text uses both SI and non-SI units to make it suitable for readers throughout the globe. A new chapter specifically on Stroke Disease recognises the emergence of Stroke Medicine as a distinct clinical and academic discipline. A rationalisation of the 1350 boxes used throughout the book gives a simpler and clearer presentation of the various categories. New ‘In Adolescence’ boxes recognise the fact that many chronic disorders begin in childhood and become the responsibility of physicians practising adult medicine. These boxes acknowledge the overlap ‘transitional’ phase and highlight the key points of importance when looking after young people. The regular introduction of new authors and editors maintains the freshness of each new edition. On this occasion Dr Ian Penman has joined the editorial team and 18 new authors bring new experience and ideas to the content and presentation of the textbook. An expanded International Advisory Board of 38 members includes new members from several different countries.
Part 1: Operational Issues
Operational Issues: Care Under Fire
Operational Issues: Hospital Survey
Operational Issues: General Medical Site Survey Checklist
Operational Issues: Site Survey, Veterinary Annex
Operational Issues: Pararescue Primary Medical Kit Packing List
Operational Issues: USAF SOF Trauma Ruck Pack List
Operational Issues: USAF SOF Trauma Vest Pack List
Operational Issues: Suggested M5 Packing List
Operational Issues: Naval Special Warfare Combat Trauma AMAL
Operational Issues: Patient Considerations
Operational Issues: 9 Line MEDEVAC Request
Operational Issues: Helicopter Landing Sites
Operational Issues: CASEVAC with Fixed Winged Aircraft
Operational Issues: Air Evacuation Phone List
Part 2: Clinical Process
Clinical Process: Medical History and Physical Examination
Part 3: General Symptoms
Symptom: Acute Abdominal Pain
Symptom: Back Pain, Low
Symptom: Breast Problems: Mastitis
Symptom: Breast Problems: Breast Abscess Incision and Drainage Procedure
Symptom: Chest Pain
Symptom: Depression and Mania
Symptom: Acute Diarrhea
Symptoms: ENT Problems
Symptoms: Eye Problems: Acute Vision Loss without Trauma
Symptom: Eye Problems: Acute Red Eye Without Trauma
Symptom: Eye Problems: Orbital or Periorbital Inflammation
Symptom: Eye Problems: Eye Injury
Symptom: GYN Problems: Female Pelvic Examination
Symptom: GYN Problems: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Pain, Acute
Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Pain, Chronic
Symptom: GYN Problems: Vaginitis
Symptom: GYN Problems: Bacterial Vaginosis
Symptom: GYN Problems: Candida Vaginitis/Vulvitis
Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Symptom: GYN Problems: Bartholin’s Gland Cyst/Abscess
Symptom: Joint Pain
Symptom: Joint Pain: Shoulder Pain
Symptom: Joint Pain: Hip Pain
Symptom: Joint Pain: Knee Pain
Symptom: Joint Pain: Ankle Pain
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Genital Inflammation
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Testis/Scrotal Mass
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Prostatitis
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Testis Torsion
Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Epididymitis
Symptom: Memory Loss
Symptom: OB Problems: Pregnancy
Symptom: OB Problems: Vaginal Delivery
Symptom: OB Problems: Preterm Labor (PTL)
Symptom: OB Problems: Relief of Shoulder Dystocia
Symptom: OB Problems: Breech Delivery
Symptom: OB Problems: Cesarean Section
Symptom: OB Problems: Episiotomy and Repair
Symptom: OB Problems: Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
Symptom: Rash and Itching Rash with a Fever
Symptom: Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
Symptom: Syncope (Fainting)
Part 4: Organ Systems
Chapter 1: Cardiac/Circulatory Cardiac:
Chapter 2: Blood
Chapter 3: Respiratory
Chapter 4: Endocrine Endocrine: Adrenal Insufficiency
Chapter 5: Neurologic
Chapter 6: Skin
Chapter 7: Gastrointestinal (GI)
Chapter 8: Genitourinar
Part 5: Specialty Areas
Chapter 9 Podiatry
Chapter 10: Dentistry
Chapter 11: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Chapter 12: Zoonotic Diseases
Chapter 13: Infectious Diseases (ID)
Chapter 14: Preventive Medicine
Chapter 15: Veterinary Medicine
Chapter 16: Human Nutritional Deficiencies
Chapter 17: Toxicology
Chapter 18: Mental Health
Chapter 19: Anesthesia
Part 6: Operational Environments
Chapter 20: Dive Medicine
Chapter 21: Aerospace Medicine
Chapter 22: High Altitude Illnesses
Chapter 23: Cold Illnesses and Injuries
Chapter 24: Heat-Related Illnesses
Chapter 25: Chemical, Biological, and Radiation (CBR) Injuries
Chapter 26: CBR: Biological Warfare
Chapter 27: CBR: Radiation Injury
Part 7: Trauma
Chapter 28 Trauma Assessment
Chapter 29: Human and Animal Bites
Chapter 30: Shock
Chapter 31: Burns, Blast, Lightning, & Electrical Injuries
... and more.
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
“Every once in a while a book comes along that rocks the foundations of an established order that's seriously in need of being shaken. The modern American hospital is that establishment and Unaccountable is that book.”-Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated
Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he's also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting.
Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why? To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices. Accountability in healthcare would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change nationally, using the power of the free market.
Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.
Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine
The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state-of-the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms
Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible.
Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features:Thoroughly revised content—covering the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of Harrison’s. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care. State-of-the-art coverage of disease mechanisms: Harrison’s focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision-making and higher value care, but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. Harrison’s summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system’s role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals. All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals. New sections include: Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine— Plus, a new Part covering cutting-edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro-Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine. Important and timely new chapters—such as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more—offer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice. Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from world-renowned editors and authors contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient outcomes. End-of-chapter suggested readings reinforce the text material and provide a robust platform for further study and research.
Updated to reflect new guidelines for common conditions, including HTN and cholesterol management
60 realistic family medicine cases with high-yield discussions aligned with the national family medicine clerkship curriculum
USMLE-style review questions and clinical pearls accompany each case
Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like an experienced doctor
INCLUDES 7 ONLINE-ONLY CHAPTERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!Visit: www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT
Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.
Features and content critical to clinical practice: •Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine•Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care •Update of newly emerging infections and their treatments•Specific disease prevention information•Hundreds of medication tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms•Recent references with PMID numbers•Full-color photographs and illustrations (many new to this edition)
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY UPDATES AND ADDITIONS:•Revised section on pain management at the end of life•Updated ACC/AHA guidelines for treatment of valvular disease•New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines•New FDA approved medications for treatment of breast cancer•New colon cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force•Acclaimed annual update of HIV/AIDS•New classification of epilepsy•Revised recommendations for treating hepatitis C virus-associated kidney disease•Revised chapter on psychiatric disordersNew FDA approved medication for gastric adenocarcinoma •Updated information about treating spinal muscular atrophy
Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located.
Stay on top of the latest procedures and treatment guidelines with updated coverage of 184 topics, including Swimmer’s Ear, Dental Pain, Broken Rib, Locked Knee, Puncture Wounds, and Sunburn.Get procedural sedation recommendations from Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP.
For this Fourth Edition over 30 new ECGs have been included, mainly to provide clearer examples, though the book deliberately retains some technically poor records to maintain a ’real-world’ perspective.
• The resident’s trusted, one-stop guide to acing the Step 3—written by residents and reviewed by faculty for accuracy
• Packed with proven test-taking strategies for the newly revised, 2-day exam
• Concise, high-yield format highlights board-relevant information
• Renewed emphasis on integrated pathophysiology, plus diagnosis and management “next steps”
• 100 mini-cases ideally prepare you for the case portion of the exam
• More study-enhancing, vignette-style “flash cards” and full-color clinical images
• Resident-tested tips and shortcuts for the CCS
• And more!
This book is your starting point. It is a direct response to requests from students for a compendium of the 100 most important drugs in the NHS. Key information about the clinical pharmacology and practical prescribing of each drug is presented side-by-side, allowing you to direct your attention as appropriate for your stage of training. Drugs can be accessed alphabetically when you need quick information on the wards and by organ system or clinical indication when you are at your desk.
Research led by Professor Emma Baker has identified the ‘top 100 drugs’ by their importance and prescribing frequency. She has shown that the list changes little over time, making it a stable resource upon which to base learning.The top 100 drugs and the five most important intravenous fluids are presented using a clear, consistent layout across double-page spreads. Drugs are arranged alphabetically and also listed by organ system and clinical indication, providing multiple pathways into the information. Clinical pharmacology is discussed under the headings: common indications; mechanisms of action; important adverse effects; warnings; and important interactions. Practical prescribing is discussed under the headings: prescription; administration; communication; monitoring; and cost. A clinical tip is presented for every drug. Single-best-answer questions are provided for self-assessment and to show how information from several drugs may be integrated.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.
The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care--perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients.
This comprehensive guide features:Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients Outline format allowing quick access to information Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues Additional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor Updated references, information on new drug indications and new evidence to support various treatment/management options.
Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.
Topics covered include Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology / Urology, Oncology, Neurology, Dermatology, Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care, Rheumatology / Orthopedics
The book also contains 2 bonus chapters on how to study for the ABIM Internal Medicine Exam and the NBME Internal Medicine Shelf Exam.
For more information visit www.knowmedge.com
SCORE YOUR HIGHEST ON THE USMLE® STEP 1 WITH HELP FROM THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MEDICAL REVIEW BOOK
An unmatched collection of more than 1,300 must-know facts and mnemonics provide a complete framework for your USMLE® preparation and coursework!
This annually updated review delivers a comprehensive collection of high-yield facts and mnemonics that pinpoint exactly what you need to know to pass the exam. Co-authored by medical students who recently took the boards, it provides a complete framework to help you prepare for the most stressful exam of your career.
Here's why this is the ultimate USMLE Step 1 review:•A complete framework for USMLE® Step 1 preparation, annually updated with crowdsourced contributions from thousands of students •Written by students who excelled on their Step 1 exam and reviewed by top faculty for accuracy•1,300 must-know topics with mnemonics to focus your study•1,000+ color photos and illustrations – 100 new or revised -- help you visualize processes, disorders, and clinical findings•Student-proven study and exam prep tips backed by learning science•Reorganized Rapid Review section for efficient, last-minute preparation•Revised and expanded recommendations for high-yield print and digital study resources s•Bonus material and real-time updates exclusively at FirstAidTeam.com
The Sixth Edition of First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS has been updated to reflect the latest NBME exam format and worksheet items, and incorporates feedback from recent US and international test-takers. This high-yield review delivers a thorough exam preparation guide for the USMLE Step 2 CS, offering a solid review of frequently test CS cases, along with proven study and exam strategies for clinical encounters.
• 40 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam
• Time management advice to maximize clinical encounters.
• Step-by-step strategies for interacting with standardized patients, including "difficult patients" and telephone encounters.
• A revised and expanded set of mini-cases representing common complaints designed to help test-takers rapidly develop a working set of differential diagnoses
The Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve shelf-exam scores and clerkship performance. Unlike other books on the market, this series helps students learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing. Case Files Psychiatry teaches students how to improve their diagnostic and problem-solving skills as they work through sixty high-yield clinical cases. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, and USMLE-style review questions with answers. The fifth edition has been updated to include a new Case Correlations feature which highlights differential diagnosis and related cases in the book, and NEW CASES highlighting DSM-V diagnostic entities.
• A user-friendly guide to the interpretation of a range of on-call radiological conditions
• The emphasis throughout is on acute plain x-ray appearances for which immediate management and senior help are necessary.
• Written specifically for the on-call doctor working in all specialties.
• Will also aid efficient and accurate referral across specialties.
Experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine and ultimately to providing patients with competent clinical care. Case Files®: Obstetrics & Gynecology provides 60 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in obstetrics and gynecology. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE®-style review questions to reinforce your learning. With Case Files®, you’ll learn instead of memorize.
· Learn from 60 high-yield cases, each with board-style questions
· Master key concepts with clinical pearls
· Cement your knowledge with 25 new integrated challenge questions
· Polish your approach to clinical problem solving and to patient care
· Perfect for medical students, physician assistant students, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner students
Ethics questions are included in Steps 1 and 3 of the USMLE, as well as on the American Board of Internal Medicine Examination and other specialty board certification exams. Practical and approachable, Medical Ethics for the Boards provides a concise yet comprehensive review of topics students are most likely to encounter on the test. A chapter of questions and answers provides practice for exam day and helps readers feel prepared.
This book includes chapter-level coverage of patient autonomy; competence and the capacity to make decisions; informed consent; confidentiality and medical records; end-of-life issues; reproductive issues;organ and tissue donation; reportable illnesses; HIV-related issues; STDs; malpractice; the doctor-patient relationship; abuse, gifts, and physician-assisted suicide; workplace relations; and ethical issues in research and experimentation.Concise review of ethics essentials tested on the Boards Includes Q&A for exam preparation Readable and entertaining review from ethics expert Conrad Fischer
Market: US medical students preparing for the USMLE; residents preparing for specialty board exams
Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was—and continues to be—practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner’s provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner’s claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body?
In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease—with its origins in the blood vessels—is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide.
In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body’s most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves—and one another.
• New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more
This high-yield, rapid-fire Q&A book simulates flashcards in a book to help first and second year medical students review neuroscience for their course exams as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 1.
About the Book
The Deja Review series helps you Remember what you already know; the flashcard format helps medical students recall the most important, must-know facts and concepts covered in their course work for neuroscience. This rapid-fire question and answer review book allows students to quickly navigate through the information needed for their course exams and USMLE Step 1. Active recall questions reinforce correct answers to enhance learning - not just passive memorization.
Neuroscience is a required course in many medical schools, some consider it one of the most difficult, and heavily covered on USMLE Step 1. Mnemonics and keywords sprinkled throughout the text facilitate focus on core facts, while clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter allow students to reflect on the topic they have just read.
This book will publish with seven other basic science books in the Deja Review series, along with USMLE Step1 and USMLE Step 2 review books for a total of 10 new editions of Deja Review in 2010.
In-Store Date: 7/1/2010
Pub Month: July 2010
FeaturesActive recall Q&A format simulates flashcards in a book. Keywords and mnemonics highlighted throughout the text. High-Yield diagrams. Content integrated across organ systems to help students understand clinical presentation of basic neuroscience. Clinical vignette review questions at the end of each chapter. Contributions by med students who just aced the USMLE Step 1. Two column format allows for flashcard use of Q and A USMLE-format vignettes at the end of each chapter provide review of material covered in a clinical presentation. Clinical correlations of basic science throughout the text help students prepare for course work and board exams Content complements other review material and works in conjunction with other larger course books. Portable size for use on the go Chapters written by med students ensures the most up-to-date coverage of content actually covered on course exam and USMLE Market/Audience
Primary Market: First and second year US and Canadian medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1: 17,000
Secondary Market: International MD USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 16,000
DO Students USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 1,500
Matthew Tremblay (Bronx, NY) is a MD / PhD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY with a concentration: Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis
"I liked the format of the a lot and it made me a bit disappointed that I didn't try to sue the other books from the series. I like learning from the short question/vignette followed by answer format and this book is a great example." -- Eric Chanowski, University of Michigan
" I would recommend this book to my classmates, and in fact have already recommended the series to student who will begin medical school this fall." -- Joshua Lynch, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
400 high-yield cases
First AidTM Cases for the USMLE Step 1 features 400 well-illustrated cases to help you relate basic science concepts to clinical situations. Each case includes drawings or clinical images with Q&As that reinforce key concepts. Chapters are keyed to Tao Le's First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 allowing you to simultaneously study cases and high-yield facts.
Content that spans the entire exam:
General Principles, Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Chapter 4. Pharmacology, Organ Systems, Cardiovascular System, Endocrine System, Gastrointestinal System, Hematology and Oncology, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue, Neurology and Psychiatry, Renal System, Reproductive System, Respiratory System.
Access the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process.
When Stephen Westaby witnessed a patient die on the table during open-heart surgery for the first time, he was struck by the quiet, determined way the surgeons walked away. As he soon understood, this detachment is a crucial survival strategy in a profession where death is only a heartbeat away. In Open Heart, Westaby reflects on over 11,000 surgeries, showing us why the procedures have never become routine and will never be. With astonishing compassion, he recounts harrowing and sometimes hopeful stories from his operating room: we meet a pulseless man who lives with an electric heart pump, an expecting mother who refuses surgery unless the doctors let her pregnancy reach full term, and a baby who gets a heart transplant-only to die once it's in place.
For readers of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Open Heart offers a soul-baring account of a life spent in constant confrontation with death.
The ECG Criteria Book provides ECG criteria for 125 ECG diagnoses, including arrhythmias and conduction disturbances; chamber enlargement and hypertrophy; ischemic syndromes; pacemakers; and drug, electrolyte and medical disorders. Also includes sections on approach to ECG interpretation, differential diagnosis of ECG abnormalities, and ACLS algorithms.
Market: US medical students (18,500/yr.) and foreign medical graduates (12,500/yr.) preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CK
About the Author: Tao Le, MD (Louisville, KY) and Vikas Bhushan, MD
First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles, 2e provides you with a solid understanding of the basic science principles with which all medical students must be familiar. The second edition has been completely revised to feature a more student-friendly and approachable text, an updated high-yield rapid review section, new images, and more.Delivers comprehensive single-source coverage of the entire first year of medical school Includes important background material most other reviews leave out Covers the high-yield topics and facts tested on the USMLE Offers full-color images, learning aids, tables, and concise text to streamline your study and help you excel in coursework and on the USMLE Provides a framework for understanding anatomy and histology, embryology, behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, pathology, and pharmacology Mirrors the table of content of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 to facilitate study Written by students who aced the USMLE and reviewed by top faculty
"I wish I had a copy of this book during my microbiology course ... excellent for classroom studies during the first two years of medical school." -- Judy Vu, Third Year Medical Student, University of Utah School of Medicine
"I really enjoyed 'pimping' friends with questions from this book as a review for Step 1." -- Pete Pelletier, Third Year Medical Student, University of Utah School of Medicine
"This excellent book covers the material second year medical students need to study for exams. It could easily be used in a small group to review. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service
Deja Review: Microbiology and Immunology boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column "flashcard" Q&A format--specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero-in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses so you can excel on your course exams and the USMLE Step 1.Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions Portable size for study on the go--fits in your white coat pocket Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation