From Russia to Bengal to Palm Beach, Randall Packard’s far-ranging narrative traces the natural and social forces that help malaria spread and make it deadly. He finds that war, land development, crumbling health systems, and globalization—coupled with climate change and changes in the distribution and flow of water—create conditions in which malaria's carrier mosquitoes thrive. The combination of these forces, Packard contends, makes the tropical regions today a perfect home for the disease.
Authoritative, fascinating, and eye-opening, this short history of malaria concludes with policy recommendations for improving control strategies and saving lives.
A vivid sense of a colonial culture characterized by an anxious and assertive white masculinity emerges from Anderson’s description of American efforts to treat and discipline allegedly errant Filipinos. His narrative encompasses a colonial obsession with native excrement, a leper colony intended to transform those considered most unclean and least socialized, and the hookworm and malaria programs implemented by the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1920s and 1930s. Throughout, Anderson is attentive to the circulation of intertwined ideas about race, science, and medicine. He points to colonial public health in the Philippines as a key influence on the subsequent development of military medicine and industrial hygiene, U.S. urban health services, and racialized development regimes in other parts of the world.
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.
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The book that puts the latest research where it belongs . . . into your practiceWritten by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, 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 medical 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 The only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment Specific disease prevention information Drug treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms Recent references with PMID numbers Six online-only chapters available at no additional cost Full-color photographs and illustrations
NEW TO THIS EDITION: New chapter on Sports Medicine & Outpatient Orthopedics Extensive revision of medical and surgical conditions of pregnancy Updated coverage of evaluating fertility in women, immunization requirements, and the use and safety of nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs Extensive revision of Kidney Disease chapter New topics include snoring a selection of common musculoskeletal problems such as subacromial impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and inversion and eversion ankle sprains New online-only chapter on Women’s Health Issues S.I. units used throughout
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"...should serve as a standard against which all future atlases will be measured..." -- The New England Journal of Medicine review of an earlier edition
This compact, diagnosis-speeding guide has virtually defined the field of dermatology for thousands of physicians, dermatology residents, and medical students across the globe. Spanning the entire spectrum of skin problems, it combines laser-precise color images of skin lesions with a concise summary outline of dermatologic disorders, along with the cutaneous signs of systemic disease. A color-coded 4-part organization facilitates review at a glance and features helpful icons denoting the incidence and morbidity of disease.
FEATURESMore than 1,000 full-color images--many new to this edition New sections reflect the very latest clinical perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of all skin disorders shown F ocus on a wide range of skin types highlights skin disease in different ethnic populations Thoroughly updated coverage of etiology, pathogenesis, management, and therapy ICD 9/10 codes included for each disease
Trying to chart a course through the complex task of keeping patient records? Here's your lifeline! Medical Charting Demystified gives you the tools you need to prepare and update both computerized and written charts.
You'll learn about chart components, what to write in a chart, and how to correct errors. Medical Charting Demystified covers entering vital signs, assessments, test results, medications, procedures, patient care plans, and more. Details on the legal aspects of medical charting, including confidentiality, HIPAA, malpractice, and informed consent, are also included. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
This fast and easy guide offers:Coverage of the five common charting systems--narrative, problem-oriented, problem-intervention-evaluation, FOCUS, and charting by exception Details on the MAR and the KARDEX An overview of computer charting software A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical Charting Demystified is your key to mastering this vital nursing skill.
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
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.
Imaging Informatics Professionals (IIPs) have come to play an indispensable role in modern medicine, and the scope of this profession has grown far beyond the boundaries of the PACS. A successful IIP must not only understand the PACS itself, but also have knowledge of clinical workflow, a base in several medical specialties, and a solid IT capability regarding software interactions and networking. With the introduction of a certification test for the IIP position, a single source was needed to explain the fundamentals of imaging informatics and to demonstrate how those fundamentals are applied in everyday practice. Practical Imaging Informatics describes the foundations of information technology and clinical image management, details typical daily operations, and discusses rarer complications and issues.
Get the most out of your study timewith a concise, integrated, clinical overview of Step 3 content, perfect for a refresher and practical preparation for this high-stakes, vignette-style exam.
Benefit from the highly engaging Q&A formatthat interactively reviews your knowledge of diagnosis, treatment, and management of common disorders.
Carry it with youand study at your convenience anytime, anywhere.
Tap into the knowledge and experienceof co-authors who have all scored extremely well on all steps of the USMLE.
Zero in on key informationwith figures, tables, and summary boxes that provide a concise visual overview of important board-relevant content.
Apply tips, memory aids, and "secrets"gathered by Dr. OConnell and used by students to pass the boards.
This third edition includes more and better anatomy illustrations; over 850 illustrations, x-rays and MRIs are perfect as a quick reference guide, while the detailed descriptions and clinically relevant examples of frequently encountered conditions will help out even the most novice practitioner.
The chapter on basic science, the brief overview of anatomy, and the introductory remarks at the start of each chapter that provide a biomechanical overview of the region featured, all ensure Musculoskeletal Examination will help you gain the understanding necessary to make a correct diagnosis and determine a successful treatment plan for your patients.
Musculoskeletal Examination is ideal for physiotherapists, physiatrists, orthopedists, medical students, practitioners and all those involved in sports medicine and clinical massage.
The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, is an official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the recognized international leader in state-of-the-art information on cancer staging. This Atlas has been created as a companion to the updated 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which continues to disseminate the importance of anatomical and pathological staging in the management of cancer. This state-of-the-art, invaluable 2nd Edition includes a CD containing PowerPoint slides of all illustrations, additional color, and a user-friendly, easy-to-read layout. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition will serve as an indispensable reference for clinicians, registrars, students, trainees, and patients.
Designed to be used in conjunction with medical textbooks and other study guides, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition prepares candidates to think on their feet and answer exam questions confidently and accurately. It is an essential guide for surgical residents, fellows across the surgical subspecialties, and practicing surgeons who are board eligible.
* Includes DVD of global environmental and global population data, including scripts for predicting disease distributions and evaluating the accuracy of these mapped products
* Valuable source of both technical and epidemiological data in this rapidly growing field
* Discusses practical applications of techniques to the study of parasitic and infectious diseases
The book is divided into three parts. The first is an overview of key aspects of travel medicine; the second contains a detailed discussion of multiple viral, bacterial and parasitic infections. The third part provides a syndromic approach to patients with common travel complaints such as diarrhea, fever and respiratory infections. It also includes useful appendices with lists of anti-parasitic drugs and available diagnostic tests.
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.
The seventh edition, Trauma reaffirms its status as the leading comprehensive textbook in the field. With a new full-color design and a rich atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, Trauma, 7e takes you through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. The book also features timely coverage that explains how to care for war victims who may require acute interventions such as amputation.
Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus informative tables throughout, this trusted reference begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. Trauma then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help you respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help you successfully handle specific challenges in trauma—including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds—in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure.
FEATURESNEW! Trauma Atlas contains precise, concept-clarifying anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques that make common procedures more accessible than ever before High-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares you for the wide spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care, including: Disaster and mass casualty; Rural trauma; Management of shock; Post-injury hemotherapy and hemostasis; Emergency department thoracotomy; Diagnostic and interventional radiology; Surgeon-performed ultrasound; Anesthesia and pain management; Infection; A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries; Detailed discussion of the management of complications
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More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
This Schaum's Outline gives you:300 review questions with answers Comprehensive review of specialized topics such as patient rights, charting narcotics, medication administration workflow, and electronic prescriptions Support for all the major textbooks for medical charting courses
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Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help team members acquire a better understanding of one another’s roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety.
• Concise and thorough
• Comprehensive coverage of monitoring techniques, from deep brain stimulation to cortical mapping
• Synoptic coverage of anesthetic management basics
• 23 case-based examples of procedures, including surgery of the aortic arch, ENT and anterior neck surgery, intracranial aneurysm clipping, and interventional neuroradiology
• Monitoring in the ICU and of cerebral blood flow
Each case presents a high-yield topic in a morning report/grand rounds format,and includes must-know "pearls," an in-depth discussion of differentials and treatment, and assessment questions that support USMLE and shelf preparation.
"Beyond the Pearls" tips and secrets(evidence based, with references) make this text unique.
Key basic science conceptsreinforce important information in a clinical context.
Written and edited by experienced teachers of review courses and medical students. Each case has been reviewed by board certified attending/practicing physicians.
This exhaustive and complex reference work will be particularly valuable to urologists, nephrologists and non-medical scientists.
The authors are highly acclaimed clinicians, investigators and educators. They offer step-by-step guidance for implementation of best practices, drawing from clinical research and their experience treating thousands of patients. They cover diagnosis, treatment planning, and state-of-the-art application of pharmacology, psychotherapy, skill-building, family system and environmental interventions – for both simple and complex cases. The scales and worksheets in this Guide were developed to efficiently facilitate assessment and management.
The Editor is an international leader in the field from the Clinical and Research Program in Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, which has made pioneering and highly cited contributions to the understanding of ADHD.
This Guide is a definitive, indispensable resource for all health providers who wish to optimize their approach to adult patients with ADHD.