This is the first text for clinicians and researchers who need to perform or learn about PDT of the head and neck. The text includes both established treatment modalities as well as new and upcoming treatments, such as the use of PDT to treat antibiotic resistant infections.
Merrill Biel, MD, PhD is also an associate clinical professor in the departments of surgery, otolaryngology, and family practice and a clinical professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Biel has been involved in the preclinical and clinical applications of photodynamic therapy in head and neck cancer since 1987. He has been the principal investigator on an international multi-institutional trial of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer and has treated over 400 patients with head and neck cancer using PDT, the largest single series of PDT treatment for head and neck cancer in the world. He is considered one of the worlds leading experts in the clinical use of photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment and is actively involved in the preclinical and clinical evaluation of new photosensitizers for the treatment of head and neck cancers. Dr. Biel has published over 25 manuscripts and 4 book chapters on pre-clinical and clinical applications of photodynamic therapy using various photosensitizers and laser systems. He has been a course director and guest faculty at numerous PDT training programs for physicians.
This book is especially for MBBS students who have taken medicine as their career and also for students preparing for various entrance tests to postgraduate diploma, MD/MS degree courses or Diplomate National Board or other competitive examinations.
It also serves as a foundation course for postgraduate students who have joined the speciality to pursue MS examination before taking to larger treatises on the subject and a quick revision before exam.
New and Thoroughly Updated ChaptersProptosis/Orbital Tumours Thyroid Gland and Its Disorders Surgery of Thyroid Anatomy and Physiology of Paranasal Sinuses Tumours of Nasopharynx Congenital Lesions of Larynx and Stridor Foreign Bodies of Air and Food Passages Laser Surgery, Radiofrequency Surgery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HIV Infection/AIDS and ENT Manifestations
Salient FeaturesSimple language, concise but comprehensive coverage of the subject, and clear and straightforward writing style with explanatory diagrams, photographs and flowcharts. Clinically oriented text and problem solving approach. Mnemonics to recall and reproduce the subject for exam going students. Nuggets for rapid review will help to solve many MCQs. A free companion website which provides more information on the subject in the form of case studies, self-assessment exercises, video clips, images, and latest updates on the subject from time to time.
The concise, outline format is useful for rapid reading during urgent clinical situations as well as a last-minute refresher before rounds. The guide has proven essential for board review and maintenance of certification exams as well as a quick source for primary care providers. The fifth edition of this bestselling reference features numerous improvements, including:Updates of all chapters featuring the latest diagnostic and treatment informationA host of new contributing authorsCoediting by residents and fellows to ensure high-yield, relevant contentA brand-new radiology appendixMnemonics to aid memorizationUpdated cancer staging23 new and updated professional illustrations