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The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook

Christopher J. Wong
Patients with a wide range of medical conditions undergo surgeries of varying levels of risk, and the evolving field of consult medicine aims to address the needs of these patients whether pre- or post-surgery. Creating a differential diagnosis, weighing risks and benefits, providing timely treatment--these skills are equally applicable to the internist whether he or she is in an office or in a perioperative setting. The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook provides useful information, advice and guidelines based on a combination of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine. It covers topics in many major clinical areas (anesthesiology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, and many others ) and puts critical surgery information at a consult physician's fingertips. This book was originally created by the Medicine Consult Service team at the University of Washington Medical Center and has already gained traction as a handy resource in the field. Now fully updated and expanded with new topics (including substance abuse and obesity), this quick reference is sure to be indispensible for residents and consult physicians alike.

Success in Academic Surgery: Part 1

Herbert Chen
How does one become a successful academic surgeon?  The Association for Academic Surgery  has been teaching this to medical students, residents, and young faculty for the over 20 years and this is the first time the experience and lessons learned have been summarized in a book format.  Success in Academic Surgery, Part 1, reinforces the curriculum of the Association for Academic Surgery courses and also provides guidance to individual surgeons who have not had the opportunity to attend these courses. Thus, this book is a valuable reference for medical students, surgical residents, and young surgical faculty.

PET and PET/CT Study Guide: A Review for Passing the PET Specialty Exam

Andrzej Moniuszko
The PET and PET/CT Study Guide presents a comprehensive review of nuclear medicine principles and concepts necessary for passing PET specialty board examinations. The practice questions and content are similar to those found on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam, allowing test takers to maximize their chances of success. The book is organized by test sections of increasing difficulty, with over 650 multiple-choice questions covering all areas of positron emission tomography, including radiation safety; radionuclides; instrumentation and quality control; patient care; and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Detailed answers and explanations to the practice questions follow. Supplementary appendices include common formulas, numbers, and abbreviations, along with a glossary of terms for easy access by readers. The PET and PET/CT Study Guide is a valuable reference for nuclear medicine technologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and all other imaging professionals in need of a concise review of the basics of PET and PET/CT imaging.

Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention

Lynda Doll
Injuries kill and maim millions each year, and seriously impact the lives of countless loved ones. Yet until recently they have been considered a random, normal part of life. Preventing injuries, on the other hand, requires not only effective communication with the public, but also a reliable framework for creating and evaluating suitable interventions. The Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention is the first book to address both halves of this challenge, reviewing evidence-based intervention programs in depth so professionals can identify successful, promising, and ineffective (and potentially harmful) prevention strategies. Over fifty experts present the current landscape of intervention methods - from risk reduction to rethinking social norms - as they address some of the most prevalent forms of accidental and violent injury, as well as emerging areas. - Overview chapters examine the social and economic scope of unintentional and violent injury today - Extensive literature review of specific intervention programs to prevent violence and injury - Special chapters on childhood injuries, alcohol-related accidents, and disasters - “Interventions in the Field” section offers solid guidelines for implementing and improving existing programs - Critical analysis of issues involved in delivering programs to wider audiences - Helpful appendices list relevant agencies and professional resources. This dual focus on intervention and application makes the Handbook a bedrock text for professionals involved in delivering or managing prevention programs. Its what-works-now approach gives it particular utility in the graduate classroom, and researchers will benefit from the critical attention paid to knowledge gaps in the field. Itis a major resource for any reader committed to reducing the number of incidents just waiting to happen.

Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review

Sima Jain
A fully-illustrated, note-packed volume of information, Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review fulfills a real need for a single study guide for the Dermatology Board Exam. Written by a previous Chief Resident of Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, the text focuses on presenting comprehensive information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember format. Tips, tricks, short lists, and tables fill every inch of this book—a must-have for any dermatology resident. Features: Acts as a concise go-to review book for the Dermatology Board Exam Hundreds of author notes pinpointing important information Information presented in an easy-to-read format Scores of mnemonics and memory tricks to mentally organize information Over 500 high-quality images placed parallel to the represented skin disorder Life after Boards—essential tips on coding and documentation

Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care

Steven M. Donn
This popular book covers the “how-to” of the respiratory care of newborns in outline format.  It includes case studies for self-review and is illustrated with high quality radiographic images, figures, tables, and algorithms.  Written and edited by international experts, the Third Edition is a thorough update and remains a convenient source of practical information on respiratory physiology, exam techniques, tips for performing procedures, radiography, ventilation, pain management, transport, and discharge planning.·Up-to-date clinical information from world experts·Case studies·Easy-to-consult outline format·Condensed information about all of the major mechanical ventilators (e.g., modes, displays, and alarms)“The extent of coverage, easy readability, superb organization [and] …practical pearls make [this book] worthwhile…simply a great bargain.”  --Journal of Perinatology (review of a previous edition)

Body Fluid Management: From Physiology to Therapy

F.E. Agro
The administration of intravenous fluids is one of the most common and important therapeutic practices in the treatment of surgical, medical and critically ill patients. The international literature accordingly contains a vast number of works on fluid management, yet there is still confusion as to the best options in the various situations encountered in clinical practice.The purpose of this volume is to help the decision-making process by comparing different solution properties describing their indications, mechanisms of action and side-effects according to physiologic body water distribution, electrolytic and acid-base balance, and to clarify which products available on the market represent the best choice in different circumstances. The book opens by discussing in detail the concepts central to a sound understanding of abnormalities in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and the effect of intravenous fluid administration. In the second part of the monograph, these concepts are used to explain the advantages and disadvantages of solutions available on the market in different clinical settings. Body Fluid Management: From Physiology to Therapy will serve as an invaluable decision-making guide, including for those who are not experts in the subject.

Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology

Eric Hansen
Building on the success of this book's first edition, Dr. Eric Hansen and Dr. Mack Roach have updated, revised, and expanded the Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology, a portable reference that utilizes evidence-based medicine as the basis for practical treatment recommendations and guidelines. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important 'pearls' of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. Key facets of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and/or risk classification systems. Treatment recommendations are discussed based on stage, histology, and/or risk classification. Brief summaries of key trials and studies provide rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described. Finally, complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. Updates from the first edition include brand new color figures and color contouring mini-atlases for head and neck, gastrointestinal, prostate, and gynecological tumors; redesigned tables for increased readability; new chapters on management of the neck and unknown primary, clinical radiobiology, and pediatric malignancies and benign conditions; and new appendices including the American College of Radiology guidelines for administration of IV contrast. 

Perioperative Two-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Practical Handbook

Annette Vegas
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a valuable diagnostic modality now routinely used during cardiac surgery and in the intensive care unit.  Increasingly, anesthesiologists trained in TEE provide the service in both settings where they face the challenge of integrating numerous current TEE guidelines into day-to-day practice.  Perioperative Two-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography:  A Practical Handbook has been designed to be a concise, portable guide for using TEE to recognize cardiac pathology during the perioperative period.  This compact guide has a diverse appeal for anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiologists desiring comprehensive up-to-date echocardiographic information at their fingertips.FeaturesMore than 450 full-color, high quality clinical images and illustrationsSynopsis of cardiac pathology commonly encountered in cardiac surgery patientsConvenient spiral bindingOn-the-spot reference for echocardiographers with a wide range of experience, from novice to expert

The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)

Liane Feldman
The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) emphasizes good communication and promotes best practice for the use of electrosurgical, ultrasonic, and microwave energy sources in the operating theatre. This manual describes the basic technology of energy sources in the operating room and demonstrates the correct use and indications of energy sources in clinical practice. It also addresses the potential complications, hazards, and errors in the use of surgical energy sources and evaluates the potential interactions of energy sources with other medical devices. Any healthcare professional who has ever picked up an energy device in the OR such as a “Bovie” , Ultrasonic or bipolar instrument will better understand how it works, when to apply it, and what are the possible hazards and errors in its use. The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) is the first volume of its kind to provide such guidance and will be of great value to surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, endoscopists, and allied health care professionals who use these devices.

Principles of Health Interoperability HL7 and SNOMED

Tim Benson
The aims and scope of the second edition are unchanged from the first edition. The major market is in health informatics education. The three part format, which covers principles of health interoperability, HL7 and interchange formats, and SNOMED CT and clinical terminology, works well. In the US, The ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) has estimated that the HITECH stimulus will create more than 50,000 new jobs for health informatics professionals, who need to be educated.

The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair

Brian P. Jacob
The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair will serve as a state-of-the-art resource for hernia surgeons and residents alike who are interested in the rapidly evolving area of abdominal wall hernia repair. This manual captures and summarizes the current trends in the field, as well as describing the new ideas, programs, and strategies regarding hernia repair. Through a unique section called Current Debates in Inguinal Hernia Repair, this volume also provides readers an overview of the current opinions on many of the ongoing debates of this time period. Furthermore, the manual is lavishly illustrated, containing an array of instructional charts and photographs, and is authored by a panel of experts in hernia repair.Comprehensive and easily accessible, The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair is a portable reference that will be of great value to all practicing surgeons and residents working in the field of abdominal wall hernia repair.

The SAGES Manual: Volume 1 Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

Nathaniel J. Soper
The much-anticipated revision of the second edition of The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and GI Endoscopy, has been completely restructured, reorganized, and revised.  The Manual has been split into two volumes for better portability. Volume I, Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers the fundamentals and procedures performed during surgical residency. Volume I will be the first volume used by students, residents, and allied healthcare professional trainees.  Material has been added to these fundamentals and procedures that will also be of interest to experienced surgeons.Volume II, Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers more advanced procedures, generally taught during fellowship. All of the sections have been reorganized with a critical eye to the needs of the modern minimal access surgeon. Two new editors have been added. Chapters have been revised by  both new authors as well as many stalwart authors from previous editions. These portable handbooks cover all of the major laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic procedures in easy-to-read format. Indications, patient preparation, operative techniques, and strategies for avoiding and managing complications are included for the complete spectrum of both “gold standard” and emerging procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and endoscopy. The scope, detail, and quality of the contributions confirm and demonstrate the SAGES  commitment to surgical education. This manual is sure to find a home in the pocket, locker or briefcase of all gastrointestinal endoscopic surgeons and residents.

Target Volume Delineation and Field Setup: A Practical Guide for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Nancy Y. Lee
This handbook will enable radiation oncologists to appropriately and confidently select and delineate tumor volumes/fields for conformal radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in patients with commonly encountered cancers. The orientation of this handbook  is entirely practical, in that the focus is on the illustration of clinical target volume (CTV) delineation for each major malignancy. Each chapter provides guidelines and concise knowledge on treatment planning and CTV selection, explains how the anatomy of lymphatic drainage shapes target volume selection, and presents detailed illustrations of delineations, slice by slice, on planning CT images. While the emphasis is on target volume delineation for three-dimensional conformal therapy and IMRT, information is also provided on conventional radiation therapy field setup and planning for certain malignancies for which IMRT is not currently suitable.

Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery

Jamal J. Hoballah
Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Second Edition  is intended to teach residents the principles of succinct and precise operative dictations for a wide spectrum of surgical procedures. Designed as a portable resource, the book provides typical dictations to guide the resident. Comprised of 226 procedures, this new edition comprises the majority of procedures commonly performed by general and vascular surgeons. For each procedure, a list of common indications is given. This list covers 95% of the situations in which a particular procedure will be used.  A list of essential steps follows. These can be used to mentally rehearse the procedure before it is performed. The next heading, Note these technical variations, introduces a list that is intended to prompt the surgeon for particular things to note and dictate within the template. A list of possible complications that are typically associated with that particular surgical procedure follows. Finally, a template operative dictation is provided. Common opening and terminating sequences (for example, how to enter and close the abdomen) in all laparotomy dictations are included.The volume has two primary objectives. First, it is designed to serve as a source of model operative dictations that may be individualized and used as templates. Second, it is intended as an aide-memoir, giving the surgeon a short list of pertinent information about each procedure. Ample space is provided to allow each surgeon to add notes. By reviewing this introductory material before scrubbing on a procedure, the trainee surgeon will enter the operating room better prepared to participate actively and to learn as much as possible. At the end of training, this book, withthe notes accumulated by the resident, will serve as an invaluable review resource analogous to the individualized notebooks many surgeons keep.  Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Second Edition  is intended for practicing surgeons, who may modify each template to reflect their own individual practice. It also serves as a concise reminder of essential steps in those operations that may be only rarely performed.

Scar-Less Surgery: NOTES, Transumbilical, and Others

Abhay Rane
Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) are based on the premise that patients should benefit in terms of recovery time, physical discomfort, pain, and cosmesis if a surgical procedure can be performed without visible scarring. Scar-Less Surgery: NOTES, Transumbilical, and Others is a multi-disciplinary effort which weaves together the surgical aspects of these novel techniques. It is the  first comprehensive reference on the subject providing state-of-the-art technical information to both general and  urologic surgeons while also highlighting future developments and research needs.

Clinical Research Informatics

Rachel Richesson
The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of clinical research (types), activities, and areas where informatics and IT could fit into various activities and business practices. This book will introduce and apply informatics concepts only as they have particular relevance to clinical research settings.

Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review

Steven E. Lucking
This is the first comprehensive study guide covering all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine. It fills a void that exists in learning resources currently available to pediatric critical care practitioners. The major textbooks are excellent references, but do not allow concise reading on specific topics and are not intended to act as both text and study guide. There are also several handbooks available, but these are usually written for general pediatric residents and lack the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level pediatric critical care practitioner

Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas: A Video Atlas

Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas is a practical and concise title offering an introduction to the field of movement disorders, which is expanding rapidly with the involvement of various disciplines and specialties. The unique feature of the book is the accompanying video content, comprising common cases in each category of movement disorders.  The video clips come from Dr. Tarsy’s personal video collection at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Dr. Bhidayasiri's personal collection at Chulalongkorn University and UCLA.  The video is on an accompanying DVD and can also be found at www.springerimages.com/Tarsy.  Each case includes expert narration from Dr. Tarsy. Rather than focusing on rare cases, the authors emphasize typical cases, with good history and physical signs.  Unique, easy to read, with highly instructive supporting video content,  Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas is an indispensable reference for all clinicians interested in the fascinating field of movement disorders.

The CDA TM book

Keith W. Boone
The CDA book provides clear and easy to use guidance to implement the standard, with numerous examples covering many of the nuances of the standard. Readers can learn not only how to implement healthcare IT using the CDA standard, but to 'speak' in the language of the standard, and to understand its idioms.

Atlas of Lymph Node Anatomy

Mukesh G. Harisinghani
Detailed anatomic drawings and state-of-the-art radiologic images combine to produce this essential Atlas of Lymph Node Anatomy. Utilizing the most recent advances in medical imaging, this book illustrates the nodal drainage stations in the head and neck, chest, and abdomen and pelvis. Also featured are clinical cases depicting drainage pathways for common malignancies. 2-D and 3-D maps offer color-coordinated representations of the lymph nodes in correlation with the anatomic illustrations. This simple, straightforward approach makes this book a perfect daily resource for a wide spectrum of specialties and physicians at all levels who are looking to gain a better understanding of lymph node anatomy and drainage.Edited by Mukesh G. Harisinghani, MD, with chapter contributions from staff members of the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Health Information Systems: Architectures and Strategies

Alfred Winter
Previously published as Strategic Information Management in Hospitals; An Introduction to Hospital Information Systems, Health Information Systems Architectures and Strategies is a definitive volume written by four authoritative voices in medical informatics. Illustrating the importance of hospital information management in delivering high quality health care at the lowest possible cost, this book provides the essential resources needed by the medical informatics specialist to understand and successfully manage the complex nature of hospital information systems. Author of the first edition's Foreword, Reed M. Gardner, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Utah and LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, applauded the text's focus on the underlying administrative systems that are in place in hospitals throughout the world. He wrote, 'These challenging systems that acquire, process and manage the patient's clinical information. Hospital information systems provide a major part of the information needed by those paying for health care.' their components; health information systems; architectures of hospital information systems; and organizational structures for information management.

Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals

Antoun Koht
Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this is the first portable, single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM).  It is aimed at all members of the operative team – anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses.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

Diseases of the Brain, Head & Neck, Spine 2012-2015: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques

Jürg Hodler
Written by internationally renowned experts, this volume is a collection of chapters dealing with imaging diagnosis and interventional therapies in neuroradiology and diseases of the spine. The different topics are disease-oriented and encompass all the relevant imaging modalities including X-ray technology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance, as well as image-guided interventional techniques. It represents a unique experience for residents in radiology as well as for experienced radiologists wishing to be updated on the current state of the art.

Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine

Edward H. Shortliffe
The practice of modern medicine requires sophisticated information technologies with which to manage patient information, plan diagnostic procedures, interpret laboratory results, and conduct research. This book, inspired by a Stanford University training program developed to introduce health professionals to computer applications in modern medical care, fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine, and meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. The work is designed for a broad audience interested in the intersection of computer science and medicine. Completely revised and expanded, the Third Edition (previously titled 'Medical Informatics') includes several new chapters filled with brand new material. This book will provide both a conceptual framework and a practical approach for the implementation and management of IT used to improve the delivery of health care. Designed for use by professors and students of medical informatics and for practicing professionals, this book will focus on the role of computers in the provision of medical services. Biomedial Informatics, Third Edition, provides the conceptual base needed to comprehend and utilize medical informatics through easy to understand examples that demonstrate how computers assist in the delivery of health care. This text also includes pointers to additional literature, chapter summaries, and concise definition of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use.

Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery

Nader Francis
Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery provides a broad overview on enhanced recovery, with expert opinions from leaders in the field regarding elements of enhanced recovery care that are generic and specific to colorectal surgery. This book covers the patient journey through such a programme, commencing with optimisation of the patient’s condition, patient education and conditioning of their expectations. Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery investigates the metabolic response to surgery, anaesthetic contributions and optimal fluid management, after surgery. It also details examples of enhanced recovery pathways and  practical tips on post-operative pain control, feeding, mobilisation and criteria for discharge. Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery is a valuable reference tool for colorectal surgeons, anaesthetists, ward nurses and other members of the team involved in perioperative care: pain control specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, specialist therapists (such as colorectal and stoma nurses), and outpatient nurses.

Evaluation Methods in Biomedical Informatics

Charles P. Friedman
Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is a heavily updated and revised volume based on editors Friedman and Wyatt's successful first edition. This book incorporates the solid foundation of evaluation theories, methods, and techniques laid out in the first edition, and builds on it to include case studies from real world situations. Designed as a guide for both the informatics novice and the seasoned professional seeking a comprehensive resource, this book explores information systems evaluation from the ground up. Critique and discussion of actual evaluation efforts will guide the reader through real world application of the techniques described. Just like its first edition, this volume is an unparalleled reference for a broad range of health information professionals. From those in training for careers in informatics to on-site medical information systems staff, Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is an invaluable guide to successful evaluation of information technology in health care.

Retinal and Choroidal Manifestations of Selected Systemic Diseases

J. Fernando Arévalo
This text presents current information on retinal and choroidal manifestations of systemic diseases from leading experts in the field. Topics include retinal and choroidal manifestations of AIDS, pediatric diseases, toxicity of systemic drugs, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN), viral and fungal diseases, sarcoidosis, Behçet's disease, carotid artery and renal diseases, changes related to pregnancy, intraocular lymphoma, and more. Their knowledge and experience will assist ophthalmologists, retina specialists, uveitis and ocular oncology specialists, and general physicians approach a level of knowledge about retinal and choroidal manifestations of systemic diseases to benefit patients in everyday clinical practice. 

Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2013

Jean-Louis Vincent
The Yearbook compiles the most recent developments in experimental andclinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. Thechapters are written by well recognized experts in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. It is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.​

STOP, THAT and One Hundred Other Sleep Scales

Azmeh Shahid

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There are at least four reasons why a sleep clinician should be familiar with rating scales that evaluate different facets of sleep.  First, the use of scales facilitates a quick and accurate assessment of a complex clinical problem.  In three or four minutes (the time to review ten standard scales), a clinician can come to a broad understanding of the patient in question. For example, a selection of scales might indicate that an individual is sleepy but not fatigued; lacking alertness with no insomnia; presenting with no symptoms of narcolepsy or restless legs but showing clear features of apnea; exhibiting depression and a history of significant alcohol problems.  This information can be used to direct the consultation to those issues perceived as most relevant, and can even provide a springboard for explaining the benefits of certain treatment approaches or the potential corollaries of allowing the status quo to continue.   Second, rating scales can provide a clinician with an enhanced vocabulary or language, improving his or her understanding of each patient.  In the case of the sleep specialist, a scale can help him to distinguish fatigue from sleepiness in a patient, or elucidate the differences between sleepiness and alertness (which is not merely the inverse of the former).   Sleep scales are developed by researchers and clinicians who have spent years in their field, carefully honing their preferred methods for assessing certain brain states or characteristic features of a condition. Thus, scales provide clinicians with a repertoire of questions, allowing them to draw upon the extensive experience of their colleagues when attempting to tease apart nuanced problems. Third, some scales are helpful for tracking a patient’s progress.  A particular patient may not remember how alert he felt on a series of different stimulant medications. Scale assessments administered periodically over the course of treatment provide an objective record of the intervention, allowing the clinician to examine and possibly reassess her approach to the patient.   Finally, for individuals conducting a double-blind crossover trial or a straightforward clinical practice audit, those who are interested in research will find that their own clinics become a source of great discovery. Scales provide standardized measures that allow colleagues across cities and countries to coordinate their practices. They enable the replication of previous studies and facilitate the organization and dissemination of new research in a way that is accessible and rapid. As the emphasis placed on evidence-based care grows, a clinician’s ability to assess his or her own practice and its relation to the wider medical community becomes invaluable. Scales make this kind of standardization possible, just as they enable the research efforts that help to formulate those standards. The majority of Rating Scales in Sleep and  Sleep Disorders: 100 Scales for Clinical Practice is devoted to briefly discussing individual scales. When possible, an example of the scale is provided so that readers may gain a sense of the instrument’s content.  Groundbreaking and the first of its kind to conceptualize and organize the essential scales  used in sleep medicine, Rating Scales in Sleep and  Sleep Disorders: 100 Scales for Clinical Practice is  an invaluable resource for all clinicians and  researchers interested in sleep disorders.

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Oksana Suchowersky
Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders is a state-of-the-art resource devoted to disorders characterized by excessive movement.  Organized according to specific disorders or syndromes, each chapter is written by a group of internationally recognized experts. Chapters have been organized by the individual authors to best highlight the salient features of the disorders.  Each chapter features a video accompaniment that provides highly instructive examples of each disorder, offering clinicians an important video-based tool to aid in making correct diagnoses.  The video is on an accompanying DVD and can also be found at www.springerimages.com/Suchowersky.  Without a visual evaluation of the phenomenology, diagnosis of the hyperkinetic disorder is fraught with error.  Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders is a unique and essential new text written for neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, internists, residents and all others interested in movement disorders.  An invaluable resource, it will lead to a better understanding and recognition of the hyperkinetic movement disorders, and that, in turn, will lead to better care for patients.

Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management

Samer N. Narouze
This book is the first and definitive reference in the growing field of ultrasonography in pain medicine. Each chapter details all you need to know to perform a specific block. Comparative anatomy and sonoanatomy of the various soft tissues are featured, and tips and tricks for correct placement of the ultrasound probe and admimistration of the injection are described in detail. All the major peripheral nerve blocks are discussed as well as the various injections of the spine, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system.

Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches: The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management

Timothy R Deer
Edited by master clinician-experts appointed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary textbook covering medical, interventional, and integrative approaches to the treatment and management of pain.   It is designed as a practical and comprehensive primary reference for busy physicians and is also an up-to-date resource for preparing for certification examinations in pain medicine. ·         Written and edited by world-class authorities·         “Key Points” preview contents of each chapter·         Leading edge medical topics, such as monitoring opioid use and abuse, and the emerging role of cannabinoids in pain treatment·         Expert guidance on full range of interventional techniques ·         Clinical anatomy and physiology for the interventionist·         Behavioral dimensions of the experience and management of pain ·         Integrative approaches for treating the “whole person”·         Legal issues, such as failure to treat pain·         First-hand patient accounts

Theranostics, Gallium-68, and Other Radionuclides: A Pathway to Personalized Diagnosis and Treatment

Richard P. Baum
This book is based on contributions presented at the 1st World Congress on Gallium-68 and Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy, which examined recent developments in theranostics – the emerging field of molecular targeting of vectors that can be used for both diagnosis and therapy, when modified accordingly. The focus of this book is on the rapidly developing research into and clinical applications of gallium-68 and other generator-produced PET radionuclides in the personalized diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors and other diseases. In addition, new PET radiopharmaceuticals are considered, and the latest ideas and concepts, presented. Theranostics embodies both molecular and personalized medicine. It is at the cutting edge of medicine, and the contents of this volume will be of interest to chemists, physicians, and investigators dealing with generators, PET radiochemistry, molecular imaging, and radionuclide therapy.

Operative Hip Arthroscopy

J.W. Thomas Byrd
Building upon the impeccable reputation of its earlier editions, Operative Hip Arthroscopy, Third Edition has been entirely reconceived, rewritten, revised and updated to address current issues and developments in hip arthroscopy. This edition includes 18 new chapters that discuss issues like loose bodies, labral management, chondroplasty and microfracture, lesions of the acetabular fossa, synovial disease, iliopsoas release, iliotibial band release, preitrochanteric space, and capsulorrhaphy, among other topics. Every chapter includes vivid color photographs and illustrations to supplement accessible, engaging text. Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd, a pioneer in the field, has once again assembled a group of distinguished international contributors whose chapters consititute one of the most complete and comprehensive books on the subject.

Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices

Zsolt Peter Nagy
The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is a unique, accessible title that provides a complete review of the most well-established and current diagnostic and treatment techniques comprising in vitro fertilization. Throughout the chapters, a uniform structure is employed, including a brief abstract, a keyword glossary, a step-by-step protocol of the laboratory procedures, several pages of expert commentary, key issues of clinical concern, and a list of references. The result is a readily accessible, high quality reference guide for reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, biologists and research scientists. The Manual also offers an excellent description of novel procedures that will likely be employed in the near future.  An indispensable resource for physicians and basic scientists, the Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is an invaluable reference and addition to the literature.

Contemporary Coloproctology

steven brown
Contemporary Coloproctology covers colorectal surgery, as practiced today, in an easily accessible format with emphasis on bringing key facts rapidly into focus. It is ideal reading both for the medical trainee and the practicing colorectal surgeon. As well as a succinct presentation of the current colorectal knowledge base, each chapter contains practical advice and pearls of wisdom from established practicing clinicians. A unique feature of the format is the identification of key references and questions and scenarios that present real life decisions in colorectal surgery. Edited and authored by outstanding surgeons in their fields, this book brings the reader expertise in surgery and management across the various conditions encountered in coloproctology.

Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine

Keyvan Nouri
Laser technology is constantly evolving and progressing. The use of laser therapy is vastly expanding and for this reason a medical book of this magnitude is necessary. Lasers and Light Therapy includes an up-to-date comprehensive look at lasers and light therapy not only in the field of Cutaneous Laser Surgery, but in other medical specialties as well.

Cardiac Remodeling: Molecular Mechanisms

Bodh I. Jugdutt
The main objective of Cardiac Remodeling: Molecular Mechanisms is to summarize the major research advances in molecular, biochemical and translational aspects of cardiac remodeling over the last 2 to 3 decades under one cover and touch on future directions. It provides a high profile and valuable publication resource on molecular mechanisms of cardiac remodeling for both the present and future generations of researchers, teachers, students and trainees. This book should stimulate future translational research targeted towards discovery and development for preventing, limiting and reversing bad remodeling over the next few decades, with the ultimate goal of preventing progression to systolic and/or diastolic heart failure. The chapters suggest potential novel strategies that should receive attention for translating basic research knowledge to application in patients at the bedside.

Retinal Vein Occlusions: Evidence-Based Management

David J. Browning
After diabetic retinopathy, the varieties of retinal vein occlusion constitute the most prevalent category of retinal vascular disease. For macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), no effective therapy existed until 2009, despite decades of research and failed pilot therapies. This comprehensive, illustrated text integrates recent advances in treatments with the parallel progress in understanding of disease mechanisms. Complete with case studies, this text is perfect for retina specialists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and residents and fellows in these fields.

Rare Diseases Epidemiology

Manuel Posada de la Paz
The Rare Diseases Epidemiology book is a comprehensive text focused on the rare disease field where both general epidemiological methods and specific methods for low prevalence diseases are discussed. This is the first book to address rare diseases as a public health problem where the epidemiological research constrains are analyzed and at the same time, solutions and also data by rare diseases groups are provided. This book is probably a starting point for developing better future epidemiological research programs on rare diseases, and also research strategies in fields such as health planning and decision making, which will be able to promote not only new knowledge but also capacity building for policy makers. Epidemiology is always mentioned in all rare diseases policy documents as an important topic but a comprehensive book on this discipline applied to rare diseases, had never been written before.