The only text of its kind for practicing clinicians, Quick Reference Guide: Otolaryngology is a comprehensive, quick-access reference written specifically for nurses, physicianís assistants, and medical students. Not only is it useful as a pithy reference guide for clinicians, it is a learning system designed to foster retention and comprehension, and an in-depth review for written boards and ENT certification. The book is authored by a nurse practitioner with two practicing otolaryngologists, who are among the most highly respected professionals in their fields, as consultants.
The guide is consistently organized by anatomical region and contains, for each topic, easy-to-follow tables, charts, diagrams, and algorithms to guide in the work-up, differential diagnosis, diagnostic methods, medical therapy, and treatment alternatives. The text includes procedure protocols used in clinical settings and staging criteria for common cancer diagnoses. Another important feature is the guideís overview of surgical management for specific conditions. Topics are covered on a ìneed-to-knowî basis for written boards and certification review.
Key Features:Provides key differential diagnosis guidelines Includes fifteen ëhow-toí Procedure Protocols used in clinical settings and Staging Criteria for eight of the more common cancer diagnoses Presents Overview of Surgical Management for specific conditions Serves as a concise reference guide and review for written boards and ENT certification Designed for clinicians in general practice, those entering the ENT field, and for use as a diagnosis guide for referral purposes Includes six videos illustrating actual procedures, including nasal endoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, and others
Genetic Hearing Loss branches into syndromic and nonsyndromic categorical directions in its coverage of the genetics behind hearing loss. Authored by 60 internationally recognized researchers, the book describes the normal development of the ear, updates the classification and epidemiology of hearing loss, and surveys the usage of audiometric tests and diagnostic medical examinations.