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Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story (Paperback): Joost Van Der Westhuizen, Odette Schwegler Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story (Paperback)
Joost Van Der Westhuizen, Odette Schwegler 5
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) In stock

In 2011 the world was shocked when the news broke that Joost van der Westhuizen, known for years as the golden boy of South African rugby and a former Springbok captain, had been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND).

This rare condition attacks the central nervous system, causing progressive disability. There is no known cure. All who have seen Joost in action will know that he is not one to give up without a fight. His game-changing prowess as a brilliant scrum half is now focused on a battle for survival and, more importantly, on making a difference to the lives of others with the disease. In a race against time, Joost has a dream to fulfil. He says: “In the beginning you go through all the emotions and you ask, ‘Why me?’ It’s quite simple. ‘Why not me?’ If I have to go through this to help future generations, why not me?” His acceptance of his symptoms is equally pragmatic: “One day you can’t move your arm, another day you don’t have speech. Every day you are reborn and you take the day as it comes.”

Glory Game – The Joost van der Westhuizen Story is a compelling narrative of redemption set against the backdrop of an illustrious career in rugby. It is the story of a modern-day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. Joost shows us that beyond ambition, success and fame lies the true wealth of family and friends, and that within a ravaged body the spirit can remain invincible.

The Alzheimer's Solution - A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age... The Alzheimer's Solution - A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age (Hardcover)
Dean Sherzai
R468 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R118 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Self-Management of Long-Term Health Conditions - A Handbook for People with Chronic Disease (Paperback): Kate Lorig, Halsted... Self-Management of Long-Term Health Conditions - A Handbook for People with Chronic Disease (Paperback)
Kate Lorig, Halsted Holman, David Sobel, Diana Laurent, Virginia Gonzalez, …
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Within 7 - 11 working days

This new edition is fully updated with the latest research and information. The book is a vital resource full of practical tips, suggestions, and strategies to build confidence in managing chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support.

Victorian Freaks - The Social Context of Freakery in Britain (Paperback): Marlene Tromp Victorian Freaks - The Social Context of Freakery in Britain (Paperback)
Marlene Tromp
R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Within 7 - 15 working days
A Journey in Sight (Hardcover): Jarret Schecter A Journey in Sight (Hardcover)
Jarret Schecter
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Within 15 - 20 working days

Eight out of ten blind people live in the developing world, and the vast majority of this blindness is preventable. These facts constitute A Journey in Sight, a project by photographer Jarret Schecter who was astounded by the conditions he witnessed in Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries. Here Schecter illuminates the link between poverty and blindness--40 million people suffer from preventable blindness that arises from Vitamin A deficiency, unsanitary conditions, minimal health care, and other issues. Presented are touching and heartfelt images of these persons in their habitats. But this isn't merely a journey into the world's less fortunate regions--a percentage of each sale of A Journey in Sight will be donated to Orbis, an organization that provides free or inexpensive eye treatment to people who needlessly suffer from preventable blindness.

On the Toss of a Coin - 'A memoir of a near-death illness... and my fight for survival' (Paperback): Michael Wise On the Toss of a Coin - 'A memoir of a near-death illness... and my fight for survival' (Paperback)
Michael Wise
R224 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R47 (21%) Within 15 - 20 working days

One otherwise regular January morning in 2009, Michael Wise's world was thrown into turmoil. He was at the peak of his career as an internationally renowned specialist dental surgeon when he was struck by an exceptionally rare, near-fatal, streptococcal blood infection. Within hours, his vital organs failed as this catastrophic illness swept through his entire body. He was in a coma and on life support for ten days, careering ever closer to death. On The Toss of a Coin is a raw and honest account of Michael's fight for survival and rehabilitation, charting his gruelling journey from health, to near-death, kidney dialysis, a kidney transplant from a live donor and recovery. He was both patient and clinician, which gave him a unique insight. In part one, the reader enters the strange mind of a person in a coma; parts two to four describe the physical and emotional stages of the illness following intensive care. Michael remained on the critical list for several weeks as doctors battled to save his life. Kept alive by dialysis, Michael needed a kidney transplant, and after fourteen months a donor was found, leaving him to additionally contend with recovering from surgery. Meanwhile, the possibility that he would lose his dental practice and income also plagued his mind, affecting his recovery. Despite the overwhelming odds, Michael remained positive, helped by coping strategies that empowered him to be involved in his predicament rather than swept along as a victim. The long-term psychological effects of his battle are explored in part five, where he recounts the importance of life, and how, as an atheist, he was facing death. Only once did he lose the will to live. "It was impossible to face my mortality and for it not to influence my approach to life," he recalls. According to doctors, Michael should never have lived and, if he miraculously survived, he should be severely incapacitated. He is neither; he is fit and lives a full and active life. On the Toss of a Coin will inspire anyone facing or supporting a loved one experiencing health battles, and will enthral fans of biographies, memoirs and those interested in the human condition.

The Archaeology of Disease (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Charlotte Roberts, Keith Manchester The Archaeology of Disease (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Charlotte Roberts, Keith Manchester
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries from which humans suffered in antiquity. Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester offer a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining the results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, other areas of archaeology, art, and ethnography. The book contains information on congenital, infectious, dental, joint, endocrine, and metabolic diseases. The authors provide a clinical context for specific ailments and accidents and consider the relevance of ancient demography, basic bone biology, funerary practices, and prehistoric medicine. This fully revised third edition has been updated to and encompasses rapidly developing research methods of in this fascinating field.

Preventing Disease - Health for All (Paperback): Sharon Knight, Michele Clarke, D. Prozesky, C. Van Rensburg, ABE Development... Preventing Disease - Health for All (Paperback)
Sharon Knight, Michele Clarke, D. Prozesky, C. Van Rensburg, ABE Development Services Trust
R150 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R29 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Health for all is the first comprehensive, modular course for community health workers. The various modules are written according to the outcomes-based education approach, in line with NQF requirements. There are four books in this course: A guide for community health workers; reproductive health; child health; preventing diseases. The titles are aimed at community health workers in NGOs, CBOs, health departments and training institutions. The series is designed in such a way that it could be used either by individual healthcare workers or within a group context. Key features: NQF aligned and follows an outcomes-based approach; accessible and easy to follow; key activities, question for discussion, summaries and case studies; tasks, self-assessment questions and questionnaires; community-based focus; principles of co-operative learning are applied throughout; extensively illustrated to reinforce the material discussed in the text. Each title is a learning and reference tool and provides the community health worker with enough information to run a healthcare programme in a community. Preventing diseases examines both infectious and non-infectious diseases, and shows how the healthcare worker needs to deal with all aspects of these illnesses. The main infectious diseases dealt with are TB, HIV/AIDS and STDs. Some of the non-infectious diseases discussed include arthritis, asthma, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, high blood pressure and stroke.

Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Margaret Schell Frazier, Jeanette Drzymkowski Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Margaret Schell Frazier, Jeanette Drzymkowski
R1,177 Discovery Miles 11 770 Within 15 - 20 working days

Get a firm grasp of disease and disease process as it relates to your job with Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, 6th Edition. Perfectly tailored to the needs to today's medical assistants, this unique text uses simple language and an abundance of learning features as it walks readers through the disease pathology of over 500 common patient conditions. This new sixth edition includes new diseases and conditions, new illustrations, ICD-10-CM codes for every condition, and new critical thinking questions to keep readers up-to-date on the latest pathology topics while helping them apply concepts from the text to clinical practice.

ABC of Multimorbidity (Paperback): Stewart Mercer, Chris Salisbury, Martin Fortin ABC of Multimorbidity (Paperback)
Stewart Mercer, Chris Salisbury, Martin Fortin
R462 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R90 (19%) Within 7 - 13 working days
Beat Chronic Disease - The Nutrition Solution: Use Functional Nutrition to Recover Your Health (Paperback): Fleur Brown Beat Chronic Disease - The Nutrition Solution: Use Functional Nutrition to Recover Your Health (Paperback)
Fleur Brown
R319 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R28 (9%) Within 15 - 20 working days

Fleur Brown, Functional Nutritionist for nearly 25 years, shares her experience of helping thousands of clients with chronic health problems recover their health, vitality and well-being. She shows you how to: Become your own health detective to investigate the root causes of your problems; Take charge of your health holistically; Take steps to regain your well-being and live a full life without pain or excessive fatigue. Fleur explains the principles of functional nutrition and how to apply them so that her readers can understand and overcome their condition(s) based on her extensive clinical experience. She draws on detailed case histories to illustrate these principles and writes: 'Over the years, I have learnt and fine-tuned a new approach to helping my clients recover their health. This approach explores a wide range of the possible contributory factors that may be causing your health problems - not just diet. Using the clinical knowledge I have gained over many years, I would like to show you how to get back on the road to living a full life - a life without pain, a life with renewed vitality and energy, and with hope and a healthy future to look forward to.' Exploring the issues for you using Fleur Brown's personally developed protocols is what makes this book a unique resource for all those seeking answers.

Survival of the Sickest - The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (Paperback): Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince Survival of the Sickest - The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (Paperback)
Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince 1
R258 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R61 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.

Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness (Paperback): Susannah Cahalan Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness (Paperback)
Susannah Cahalan
R258 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R61 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

An award-winning memoir and instant "New York Times" bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, "Brain on Fire" is the powerful account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity.
When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she'd gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?
In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family's inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn't happen. "A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life" ("People"), "Brain on Fire" is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

When Your Daughter Has BPD - Essential Skills to Help Families Manage Borderline Personality Disorder (Paperback): Daniel S... When Your Daughter Has BPD - Essential Skills to Help Families Manage Borderline Personality Disorder (Paperback)
Daniel S Lobel
R278 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In this groundbreaking book, psychologist Daniel Lobel offers essential skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you understand your daughter's disorder, define appropriate boundaries, put an end to daily emergencies, and rebuild the family's structure from the ground up.If you have a daughter with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you may feel frustration, shame, and your family may be at the breaking point dealing with angry outbursts, threats, and constant emergencies. You may even feel guilty for not enjoying spending time with your child--but how can you when her behavior is abusive toward you and the rest of your family? You need solid skills you can use now to help your daughter and hold your family together.In this important guide, you'll learn real solutions and strategies based in proven-effective DBT and CBT to help you weather the storm of BPD and restore a sense of normalcy and balance in your life. You'll find an overview of BPD so you can better understand the driving forces behind your daughter's difficult behavior. You'll discover how you can help your daughter get the help she needs while also setting boundaries that foster respect and self-care for you and others in your family. And, most importantly, you'll learn "emergency parenting techniques" to help you put a stop to abusive patterns and restore peace.

Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease (Paperback, Thirteenth): Barbara Janson Cohen, Kerry Hull Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease (Paperback, Thirteenth)
Barbara Janson Cohen, Kerry Hull
R1,134 Discovery Miles 11 340 Within 7 - 11 working days

Prepare your students for success in their allied health careers with Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease, 13e. Acclaimed for its innovations in pedagogy and approach, the book has already helped hundreds of thousands of allied health students (including those with little or no background in science and/or weak language skills) to master the content of the course. From its pioneering use of phonetic pronunciations to its pedagogically effective skin-to-bone transparencies of the human body, to this edition's new personalized chapter-by-chapter quizzes powered by prepU; this book continues to set the standard for the one-semester course.
Continuing the tradition of excellence that has made the book a classic, this edition prepares students for success in their healthcare careers through easy-to-understand, beautifully illustrated coverage of the essentials of human anatomy, physiology, and the effects of disease. Throughout the book, anatomical art illustrates concepts with accuracy, simplicity, and elegance; medical case studies enhanced with additional clinical content demonstrate the relevance of the content to a career in the health professions; and unique pedagogy helps students master the anatomic and medical terminology they will encounter in healthcare settings.
Now more engaging, easier to learn from, and easier to remember than ever before, the Thirteenth Edition features a clear, friendly writing style; a dramatically enhanced design, photo, and art program; a wide array of in-text and online learning tools tailored to the needs of allied health students; and an unparalleled suite of instructor and student resources designed to save you time and help your students succeed.
Student Resources

  • Personalized chapter quizzes powered by prepU help each student learn more, while giving you a window into your students' progress by highlighting misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Chapter pre-quizzes help students pinpoint areas of focus.
  • Online animations make complex concepts and processes easier to understand.
  • An online learning style assessment helps students identify their personal learning style, so that they can maximize their use of the wide range of online learning activities on "thePoint."
  • Eleven different types of learning activities, including multiple-choice, true/false, key terms, fill-in-the-blank, look and label, audio flash cards, word anatomy, piece it together, zooming in, listen and label, and body building, help students study and review.
  • An audio glossary pronounces and defines key medical terms.
  • Supplemental images and tables enhance student understanding
  • Study and test-taking tips help students master chapter content and prepare for exams.
  • Career Information boxes showcase a variety of health careers.
  • Answers to the text's Questions for Study and Review help students master key concepts.
  • Maximize your study time, improve your performance on exams, and succeed in this course with the for-sale Study Guide.
Instructor Resources
  • Personalized chapter quizzes powered by prepU help each student learn more and give you a window into your students' progress by highlighting misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • An improved online Instructor's Manual provides a wide range of resources to support your teaching, including tips for using the book in a flipped classroom or for online learning.
  • A robusttest generatorbank makes building tests and exams quick and easy.
  • A complete image bank with additional images enhances lecture and exam preparation.
  • Online animations can be incorporated into your lectures to help your students better understand complex concepts and processes.
  • Answers to Study Guide Questions are provided for your convenience.
  • Lesson Plans make the text easier to teach from.
  • Pre-loaded PowerPoint presentations speed lecture preparation.

In addition, you can package the text with a number of books and resources, depending on your course goals and teaching preferences.
  • For a greater focus on medical terminology, package the text with Barbara Cohen's, Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide 7e.
  • To increase students' success and pass rates in the course, package the text with prepU.
  • To give your students even more opportunities to practice and review, package the text with the Study Guide.
  • To provide your students with the ultimate success package, bundle the text with prepU and the Study Guide.
  • To give your students a clinically based on-line lab experience without expensive equipment, package the text with A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Online: Student Lab Activity Guide, 4e.
Kicking Sick - Your Go-to Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions (Paperback): Amy Kurtz, Mark Hyman Kicking Sick - Your Go-to Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions (Paperback)
Amy Kurtz, Mark Hyman
R316 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R71 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Lung Cancer - A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Walter Scott Lung Cancer - A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Walter Scott
R332 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R74 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Risk, Chance, and Causation - Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease (Paperback): Michael B. Bracken Risk, Chance, and Causation - Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease (Paperback)
Michael B. Bracken
R472 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R63 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

A noted clinical epidemiologist shows how evidence-based medicine can help us understand and assess news about health risks, cures, and treatment "breakthroughs" The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But what exactly is actually meant by "increased risk"-should we worry if we are told that we are at twice the risk of developing an illness? And how do we interpret "reduced risk" to properly assess the benefits of noisily touted dietary supplements? Demonstrating the difficulty of separating the hype from the hypothesis, noted epidemiologist Michael Bracken clearly communicates how clinical epidemiology works. Using everyday terms, Bracken describes how professional scientists approach questions of disease causation and therapeutic efficacy to provide readers with the tools to help them understand whether warnings of environmental risk are truly warranted, or if claims of therapeutic benefit are justified.

Integrated Modular Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder - A Practical Guide to Combining Effective Treatment Methods... Integrated Modular Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder - A Practical Guide to Combining Effective Treatment Methods (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
W.John Livesley
R1,011 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R294 (29%) Within 8 - 13 working days

This clinical guide describes a different way to treat borderline personality disorder. Rather than using the currently available therapies, the author presents a trans-theoretical approach that combines the essential elements of all effective treatments. The book offers a framework for understanding the nature and origins of borderline personality disorder that is used to define treatment targets and strategies. Building on this foundation, systems for organizing treatment are presented around change mechanisms common to all effective therapies. Interventions are presented in modules, allowing therapists to select treatment according to the needs of patients. Treatment is explained by dividing therapy into phases, each addressing different problems. Methods are described to promote engagement, manage suicidality, treat crises, improve emotional regulation, restructure maladaptive interpersonal behaviours, construct a new sense of self and identity, and build a life worth living. The volume will interest mental health professionals from all disciplines and different levels of expertise.

Risk, Chance, and Causation - Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease (Hardcover): Michael B. Bracken Risk, Chance, and Causation - Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease (Hardcover)
Michael B. Bracken
R1,310 R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Save R225 (17%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But what exactly is actually meant by "increased risk"--should we worry if we are told that we are at twice the risk of developing an illness? And how do we interpret "reduced risk" to properly assess the benefits of noisily touted dietary supplements? Demonstrating the difficulty of separating the hype from the hypothesis, noted epidemiologist Michael Bracken clearly communicates how clinical epidemiology works. Using everyday terms, Bracken describes how professional scientists approach questions of disease causation and therapeutic efficacy to provide readers with the tools to help them understand whether warnings of environmental risk are truly warranted, or if claims of therapeutic benefit are justified.

Plasma Cell Neoplasms 2017 - Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Laboratory Evaluation (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2016): Robert B. Lorsbach,... Plasma Cell Neoplasms 2017 - Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Laboratory Evaluation (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2016)
Robert B. Lorsbach, Marwan Yared
R1,549 Discovery Miles 15 490 Within 15 - 20 working days

This book provides an overview of our current understanding of the pathogenesis of the plasma cell neoplasms and comprehensively updates the reader on the laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis and prognostication of these malignancies as well as for monitoring response to therapy. Plasma Cell Neoplasms: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Laboratory Evaluation will be of great value to those medical professionals directly involved in the evaluation and diagnosis of clinical materials from patients with plasma cell neoplasms, including surgical pathologists, hematopathologists, and clinical pathologists.

Self-System Therapy for Depression - Client Workbook (Paperback): Kari M. Eddington, Timothy J. Strauman, Angela Z. Vieth,... Self-System Therapy for Depression - Client Workbook (Paperback)
Kari M. Eddington, Timothy J. Strauman, Angela Z. Vieth, Gregory G. Kolden
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Within 7 - 11 working days
Everyday Mindfulness for OCD - Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully (Paperback): Jon Hershfield, Shala Nicely Everyday Mindfulness for OCD - Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully (Paperback)
Jon Hershfield, Shala Nicely
R270 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R64 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

If you've been diagnosed with OCD, you already understand how your obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, and need for rituals can interfere with everyday life. Maybe you've already undergone therapy or are in the midst of working with a therapist. It's important for you to know that life doesn't end with an OCD diagnosis. In fact, it is possible to not only live with the disorder, but also live joyfully. This practical and accessible guide will show you how. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, you will discover how you can stay one step ahead of your OCD. You'll learn about the world of mindfulness, and how living in the present moment non-judgmentally is so important when you have OCD. You'll also explore the concept of self-compassion; what it is, what it isn't how to use it, and why people with OCD benefit from it. Finally, you'll discover daily games, tips, and tricks for outsmarting your OCD, meditations and mindfulness exercises, and much, much more. Living with OCD is challenging; but it doesn't have to define you. If you are tired of focusing on how you are living with OCD is and are looking for fun ways to make the most of your unique self, this book will be a breath of fresh air.

Guide to Clinical Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 2016 (Paperback, 2016 ed.): Steven D Nathan, A. Whitney Brown,... Guide to Clinical Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 2016 (Paperback, 2016 ed.)
Steven D Nathan, A. Whitney Brown, Christopher S King
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Within 15 - 20 working days

This clinically focused pocket guide offers a concise yet complete overview of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, covering the most recent information on aspects such as pathophysiology, management, treatment, and clinical trials. The text is easily accessible and offers pulmonologists and other health care professionals with an excellent quick reference tool. Full color images and figures enhance and summarize key aspects of the text. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that affects the alveoli and leads to serious lung damage, and the idiopathic nature of this disease means that the origin or cause is unknown. This disease is relatively rare, affecting 3 in 10,000 people, but it is becoming more common. Physicians should be aware of the early stages and symptoms of this disease so management strategies can be implemented quickly, and the best treatment can be administered.

Cerebral Palsy (Hardcover): Bernard Dan, Margaret Mayston, Nigel Paneth, Lewis Rosenbloom Cerebral Palsy (Hardcover)
Bernard Dan, Margaret Mayston, Nigel Paneth, Lewis Rosenbloom
R3,712 R2,822 Discovery Miles 28 220 Save R890 (24%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The only complete, scientifically rigorous, fully integrated reference giving a wide ranging and in-depth perspective on cerebral palsy and related neurodevelopment disabilities. It considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. Leading scientists present the evidence on the role of pre-term birth, inflammation, hypoxia, endocrinological and other pathways. They explore opportunities for neuroprotection leading to clinical applications. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities. They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

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