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Anesthesia and the Fetus (Hardcover): Yehuda Ginosar, Felicity Reynolds, Stephen H. Halpern, Carl Weiner Anesthesia and the Fetus (Hardcover)
Yehuda Ginosar, Felicity Reynolds, Stephen H. Halpern, Carl Weiner
R2,909 R2,686 Discovery Miles 26 860 Save R223 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Anesthesia and the Fetus" integrates into one volume the multidisciplinary components of: fetal developmentfetal pharmacologyassessments of fetal and neonatal outcomeanesthesia and analgesia during pregnancyanesthesia and analgesia during laborethics and law

Written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians and scientists, " Anesthesia and the Fetus" provides a contemporary guide and reference to the role of anesthesia, and the anesthesiologist, in protecting the mother and her unborn child during pregnancy.

A Headache in the Pelvis - The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain (Paperback): David Wise,... A Headache in the Pelvis - The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain (Paperback)
David Wise, Rodney Anderson
R440 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R106 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A Headache in the Pelvis is a lamp in the dark human suffering of chronic pelvic pain. This book is a precious document that will help many people.' Psychologist David Wise lived for 22 years with agonising chronic pelvic pain (also known as prostatitis/CPPS). There was seemingly no cure, until he began to make the connection between his anxiety and his physical pain. He enlisted renowned NeuroUrologist Dr Rodney Anderson from Stanford University to develop a revolutionary new method for muscle relaxation. Amazingly, a third of their patients were able to stop taking drugs within six months of beginning their new daily, holistic muscle relaxation treatment. Sufferers of chronic pelvic pain are living a life of quiet desperation. For the first time, there is a solution that is helping patients empower themselves in their own healing and gain control over their chronic pain. Patients and medical practitioners across the US and UK have called this method 'life-changing'. This audiobook is for patients who have tried everything to cure themselves of chronic pelvic pain and for the clinicians who want to work with their patients towards a long-term solution.

Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia - In Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition): Joel A. Kaplan Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia - In Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition)
Joel A. Kaplan
R7,481 R5,798 Discovery Miles 57 980 Save R1,683 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in a revised and expanded 7th Edition, Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia helps you optimize perioperative outcomes for patients undergoing both cardiac and noncardiac surgery. Dr. Joel L. Kaplan, along with associate editors, Drs. John G. T. Augoustides, David L. Reich, and Gerard R. Manecke, guide you through today's clinical challenges, including the newest approaches to perioperative assessment and management, state-of-the art diagnostic techniques, and cardiovascular and coronary physiology. Complete coverage of echocardiography and current monitoring techniques. Guidance from today's leaders in cardiac anesthesia, helping you avoid complications and ensure maximum patient safety. More than 800 full-color illustrations. A new section on anesthetic management of the cardiac patient undergoing noncardiac surgery. New availability as an eBook download for use the in OR. Online-only features, including quarterly updates, an ECG atlas...an increased number of videos, including 2-D and 3-D TEE techniques in real time...and an Annual Year End Highlight from the Journal of Cardiovascular Anesthesia that's posted each February. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (Hardcover, New): George M Hall, Jennifer M Hunter, Mark S Cooper Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (Hardcover, New)
George M Hall, Jennifer M Hunter, Mark S Cooper
R2,186 R1,883 Discovery Miles 18 830 Save R303 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders, giving clear diagnostic advice and management guidelines. This book considers the management of patients with endocrine disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including rarer disorders such as MEN syndrome. It then considers all aspects of the perioperative management of diabetic patients, including paediatric, obstetric and ambulatory patients. Finally it discusses endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient, covering such issues as the topical conundrum of glucose control and the management of diabetic metabolic acidosis, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma. Every chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology and the latest developments in defining the genetic causes are also considered where appropriate. Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care is an invaluable tool for all anaesthetists and intensivists in their daily clinical practice.

Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Giuseppe Servillo, Paolo Pelosi Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Giuseppe Servillo, Paolo Pelosi
R2,541 R2,222 Discovery Miles 22 220 Save R319 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview on percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) in critically ill patients. The various PT techniques that may be employed in the intensive care unit are fully described, with discussion of the available tracheostomy tubes and selection criteria and with clear evaluation of the risks and benefits of each procedure. A further individual chapter is devoted to the methods of airway management that may be used during PT. Detailed attention is also paid to medical and nursing management inside and outside hospital, to quality of life issues in tracheostomized patients, and to the problem of informed consent. The book concludes by addressing the need for standard guidelines. Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients will be an excellent source of information and guidance for novice and more experienced physicians working in intensive care units, operating rooms, and emergency departments as well as for those responsible for patient aftercare.

Chronic Pain The Drug-Free Way (Paperback): Phil Sizer Chronic Pain The Drug-Free Way (Paperback)
Phil Sizer 1
R279 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Buy this book and make sure that your doctor reads it too!" - Dr Steve Gilbert, Staff Specialist in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, former Lead Clinician for Chronic Pain in Scotland "Phil's book has everything necessary to help people with chronic pain change their life. To live, thrive and not just survive. A must-read for people in pain: learn to live again." - Linz Stevens, living well despite chronic pain. Chronic pain is much more common than you might think - it affects nearly one-fifth of the population. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that continues for longer than three months. It has a variety of causes including arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, accidents or operations, although sometimes there is no apparent cause. Many people suffering from chronic pain have been told by medical professionals that 'I'm sorry, there's nothing more we can do for you', leaving them feeling abandoned and isolated. If you have been told this, or you think this news may be in your future, then this book is for you. Self-management is an important approach to coping better and managing this long term condition. Written with humour, and making use of cartoons and line drawings, this book encapsulates 20 years of pain management courses given by Phil Sizer at Pain Association Scotland to patients, GPs, and other health professionals. Divided into three sections (Understanding, Managing, Coping) Its approach is based on a holistic, bio-psycho-social model of health including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), positive psychology, relaxation, hypnotherapy, motivational interviewing and coaching. Topics include: introduction by Pain Association Scotland understanding chronic pain - definitions, acute vs chronic pacing - how to avoid over-doing realistic goal-setting stress management relaxation and sleep dealing with flare-ups diet and foods to avoid coping with unhelpful thinking (racing mind, anxiety and negative thoughts) challenging limiting beliefs relationships with others accepting help importance of humour - attitude and values being a person not a condition If you can learn how to make changes and live better with your pain, things will improve, be different, and most importantly, so much better.

SBA and MTF MCQs for the Primary FRCA (Paperback, New): James Nickells, Ben Walton, Frcaq Com Writers Group Bristol National... SBA and MTF MCQs for the Primary FRCA (Paperback, New)
James Nickells, Ben Walton, Frcaq Com Writers Group Bristol National Health Service Trust
R689 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R63 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Preparing for the Primary FRCA? Wondering what to expect of the new SBA questions? Help is at hand. This practical book contains 60 single best answer and 120 multiple true/false questions to help you revise for the Primary FRCA MCQ exam. Each question is accompanied by detailed explanations, giving additional information on each topic to enhance revision. SBA and MTF MCQs for the Primary FRCA may be used both for examination practice and as a source of knowledge on many of the key topics in the syllabus. A helpful introductory section gives practical advice on how to approach revision and sitting the exam. From the writing team behind the FRCAQ website (www.frcaq.com), SAQs for the Final FRCA and SBAs for the Final FRCA, this book provides challenging questions and well researched explanations to help you through the Primary FRCA MCQ paper. An invaluable tool for your MCQ exam preparation.

Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Samer N. Narouze Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Samer N. Narouze
R5,374 Discovery Miles 53 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With a focus on anatomy and sonoantomy, this beautifully illustrated updated edition captures the latest advances in the rapidly growing field of ultrasound-guided pain medicine and MSK procedures. This atlas is divided into seven sections that provide an overview and focus on interventional approaches and advancements. Authored by international experts, each clinical chapter features a maximal number of instructive illustrations and sonograms and provides a description of sonoanatomy, instructions on performing the procedure and how to confirm appropriate needle placement. This book will help encourage and stimulate physicians to master approaches in interventional MSK and pain management.

The Pain Survival Guide - How to Reclaim Your Life (Paperback): Dennis W. Turk, Frits Winter The Pain Survival Guide - How to Reclaim Your Life (Paperback)
Dennis W. Turk, Frits Winter
R623 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R52 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you suffer from chronic pain, this proven 10-step program brings hope and relief, showing you how gradual changes in specific behaviors can lead to great improvements in your ability to cope. Psychologists Turk and Winters' recommendations are based on solid research that shows what works and on their success with thousands of patients. Unlike the authors of other pain books, they promise no miracle cures, but they do help you learn ""not to let your body push you around"" so life becomes enjoyable again. The key lessons in this book include: Uncovering some of the myths about pain and the deceptive ways it fools your body into unconstructive behavior; Pacing your activity, so you build strength without overdoing or underdoing it; Learning how to induce deep relaxation so you can begin to enjoy life again; Dealing with disturbed sleep and chronic fatigue; Improving your relations with family and friends, and soliciting support; Changing your habitual behaviors in ways that reduce pain; Combating the negative thinking that often accompanies pain; Regaining your self-confidence and trust in yourself; The power of goal-setting and humor; Dealing with the inevitable relapses and setbacks once improvement has set in. Workbook exercises, behavior logs, and suggested readings help you integrate these lessons into your daily life and learn to live well despite pain.

Travell and Simons' Trigger Point Flip Charts (Spiral bound): Janet G. Travell, David G. Simons Travell and Simons' Trigger Point Flip Charts (Spiral bound)
Janet G. Travell, David G. Simons
R2,549 R2,026 Discovery Miles 20 260 Save R523 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Travell Simons & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual has been hailed as the definitive reference on myofascial pain and locating trigger points. All the upper and lower extremity pain patterns and their corresponding trigger points are clearly illustrated on convenient flip charts, ideal for patient education. All the upper and lower extremity pain patterns and their corresponding trigger points are clearly illustrated on convenient desk flip charts, ideal for patient education. These charts are designed to function as reference materials to help increase your knowledge about the Trigger Points: Torso and Trigger Points: Extremities. These charts clearly label the specific muscles that are affected by trigger point, the exact trigger point locations, primary and secondary pain sensitive zones, as well as, origins and insertions on the skeleton for many of the impacted muscles. Spiral bound at top with folding stand

Essentials of Regional Anesthesia (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2018): Alan David Kaye, Richard Durman, Nalini Vadivelu Essentials of Regional Anesthesia (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2018)
Alan David Kaye, Richard Durman, Nalini Vadivelu
R5,690 R4,828 Discovery Miles 48 280 Save R862 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The management of pain can often be achieved by medications, physical therapies, or by various procedural techniques that have evolved in recent decades. With the trend towards more outpatient surgeries and less invasive surgeries to decrease perioperative risk, perioperative time, and costs, the practice of anesthesia is evolving to utilize regional anesthesia techniques both for inpatients and outpatients. Regional anesthesia is being performed for outpatient surgeries, obstetric anesthesia, trauma, chronic pain states, and for acute post-operative pain management. Therefore, it is paramount for physicians and nurses practicing anesthesia to understand the essentials of regional anesthesia, its evolving techniques, and appropriate utilization of modern equipment and technology to provide care safely. Essentials of Regional Anesthesia, Second edition, is a concise, up-to-date, evidence-based handbook that enables every resident, physician and nurse to understand the basics of regional anesthesia and the standard of care guidelines for the practice of regional anesthesia in a comprehensive fashion. This new edition includes: * Updated and new chapters on Ambulatory, Critical Care, and Obstetrics topics * Full color, clear, detailed, anatomic drawings * Clinically relevant, practical aspects of regional anesthesia * International contributing authors who are experts in their field * Latest ultrasound techniques and images Review of 1st edition: "There are many books available on regional anesthesia, and the trend is either to focus on illustrations, forgoing any discussion, or on text descriptions, making them bulky and hard to read. This book maintains that perfect balance between text and illustrations. It is truly a master companion book on regional anesthesia." (Tariq M. Malik, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2012)

Pain - A Review Guide (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Alaa Abd-Elsayed Pain - A Review Guide (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Alaa Abd-Elsayed
R3,422 R2,848 Discovery Miles 28 480 Save R574 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This concise but comprehensive guide covers common procedures in pain management necessary for daily practice, and includes topics on international pain medicine curricula, for example, the American Board of Anesthesiology, World Institute of Pain/Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, and American Board of Pain Medicine. Treatments for pain are discussed, including nerve blocks (head, neck, back, pelvis and lower extremity). Chapters have a consistent format including high yield points for exams, and questions in the form of case studies. Pain: A Review Guide is aimed at trainees in pain medicine all over the world. This book will also be beneficial to all practitioners who practice pain.

Kompendium Kinderanasthesie (German, Book, 2nd 2. Aufl. 2018 ed.): Joerg Schimpf, Dietmar Crass, Verena Sollmann Kompendium Kinderanasthesie (German, Book, 2nd 2. Aufl. 2018 ed.)
Joerg Schimpf, Dietmar Crass, Verena Sollmann
R893 R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Save R62 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kinderanasthesie ist eine Aufgabe, die fundiertes Fachwissen erfordert. Erfahrene Kinderanasthesisten haben fur diesen Band die wichtigsten Punkte fur den richtigen Umgang mit den kleinen Patienten zusammengefasst. Tabellenartig aufbereitet, enthalt der Band die wichtigsten Informationen zu anatomischen und physiologischen Besonderheiten, zu allgemeinen Aspekten der Kinderanasthesie, zu den haufigsten Operationen, Eingriffen und Erkrankungen im Kindesalter, zur Vermeidung und Therapie von Komplikationen und Notfallen sowie zur Medikamentendosierung.

Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Andrew Severn Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Andrew Severn
R1,870 R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Save R297 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book reviews current knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research. Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group of authors, and is aimed firstly at the perioperative team: surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical ward nurses; secondly, the researcher or geriatrician; and thirdly, public health specialists and hospital managers.

Anaesthesia for Emergency Care (Paperback): Jerry Nolan, Jasmeet Soar Anaesthesia for Emergency Care (Paperback)
Jerry Nolan, Jasmeet Soar
R1,346 Discovery Miles 13 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Anaesthesia offer a concise, didactic way for medical and nursing staff to access practical management advice that is portable, accessible, and reliable. Anaesthesia for Emergency Care provides essential information for trainees, staff doctors, and consultants who are expected to anaesthetize patients for emergency surgery and other life-saving interventions. It includes concise advice on providing anaesthesia in the operating suite and in other locations, such as the emergency department, radiology department, and out of hospital. The book supports the curriculum for the CCT in Anaesthetics and covers many items across all three levels of the Royal College of Anaesthetists CPD matrix.

Obstetric Anesthesia (Paperback): May C.M. Pian-Smith, Lisa Leffert Obstetric Anesthesia (Paperback)
May C.M. Pian-Smith, Lisa Leffert
R1,433 R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Save R179 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cambridge Pocket Clinician / Obstetric Anesthesia is a definitive, comprehensive and yet easily navigated reference for all anesthesia practitioners caring for parturients. Designed to offer rapid access to information, it is suited as a convenient reference on the Labor Floor. Over 400 topics are covered in detail, including pharmacology, physiology, delivery of anesthesia, and management of co-existing diseases as they relate to pregnancy. A detailed formulary of common medications, emphasizing indications, contraindications, and maternal and fetal effects of the drugs is also included.

Neurocritical Care (Paperback): Lori Shutter, Bradley Molyneaux Neurocritical Care (Paperback)
Lori Shutter, Bradley Molyneaux; Series edited by John A. Kellum
R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, neurocritical care has grown and matured as a subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine with the advent of new monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic capabilities. The goal of neurocritical care is to rapidly deliver acute medical therapies and appropriate interventions through effective monitoring of both neurological and end organ function. Neurocritical Care provides 'at the bedside' guidance on the medical knowledge and technical skills required to care for critically ill patients with neurologic conditions such as cerebrovascular disorders, neurotrama, neuro-oncology, refractory seizures, neuromuscular diseases, infections, alterations in consciousness, and perioperative neurosurgical care. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this compact volume is an ideal reference for physicians and trainees working in either a general ICU or specialty Neuro ICU unit. Readers will gain an understanding of background knowledge and concrete solutions to questions and situations encountered in daily practice.

Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia (Paperback, 7th ed. 2016): Jerrold Lerman, Charles J. Cote, David J. Steward Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia (Paperback, 7th ed. 2016)
Jerrold Lerman, Charles J. Cote, David J. Steward
R2,742 R2,507 Discovery Miles 25 070 Save R235 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Authored by three world experts, this is a clinically focused book on pediatric anesthesia. "The Manual", as it is known, has long dominated the market for a succinct and practical resource on administering anesthesia to children and is used by residents, general anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and pediatric anesthesiologists. This new edition retains the basic structure of the book and is updated throughout. Text-heavy in the current edition, the Seventh Edition features the addition of figures to chapters where they are especially helpful (eg, the chapter on cardiovascular surgery and cardiac procedures) and makes greater use of headings to break up the text and guide reading. From reviews of the Sixth Edition:" This is an extremely well written book that I would recommend highly to anyone involved in anaesthetizing children. It is comprehensive enough to provide an excellent reference for trainees and general anaesthetists who occasionally deal with paediatric cases, while at the same time giving valuable supplemental information for paediatric anaesthetists encountering an unusual procedure or condition. In short, this is a book that would make a welcome addition to any anaesthetist's mobile library." --Anaesthesia

Palliative Care - Challenges and Explorations (Paperback): Judith Parker, Sanchia K. Aranda Palliative Care - Challenges and Explorations (Paperback)
Judith Parker, Sanchia K. Aranda
R2,107 R1,817 Discovery Miles 18 170 Save R290 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book gives particular emphasis to the specific relevant of the major issues of palliative care for nurses working in various practice settings, and also those teaching or undertaking research in palliative care. Chapters are accompanied by a commentary which links the topics discussed to contemporary nursing issues.

Ottawa Anesthesia Primer (Paperback): Patrick J Sullivan Ottawa Anesthesia Primer (Paperback)
Patrick J Sullivan
R924 R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Save R209 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Ottawa Anesthesia Primer is an essential primary text for medical students and residents completing a rotation in anesthesia. Written by over 40 authors and edited by Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the Ottawa Anesthesia Primer updates their previous popular text entitled Anesthesia for Medical Students. General and specific learning objectives have been carefully identified and can be tailored to the students unique needs during their rotation. In addition, each chapter begins with learning objectives and key points for the student. Throughout the text, emphasis has been given to knowledge, procedures and skills with a focus on preoperative assessment, securing intravenous access, airway management, basic resuscitation skills, acute pain management and the safe use of local anesthetics. Additionally, within the Primer's 26 chapters, anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents and physicians from other specialties will find valuable discussions on advanced topics including management of the difficult airway, regional anesthesia, acute pain, chronic pain, obstetrical anesthesia, management of the circulation and adult and neonatal resuscitation to name just a few. The revised text was renamed the Ottawa Anesthesia Primer recognizing that the content is suitable for medical care providers practicing in a wide variety of roles. Accompanying videos and hyperlinks to reference articles provide clinicians with immediate access up-to-date landmark articles. The reader has the option of viewing the Primer in a print or electronic format. The electronic ePrimer is available as an iBook that can be purchased for use on an iPad by downloading a free Apple application called iBooks. It is also available as an ePub version and a DRM pdf for viewing on other electronic readers. The ePrimer offers URL links, video links, and expanded case problem discussions. Selected URL addresses for additional resources are listed in the printed version of the Primer.

An Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders (Paperback): Anna A. Battaglia An Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders (Paperback)
Anna A. Battaglia
R1,378 R1,263 Discovery Miles 12 630 Save R115 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders provides an accessible overview of the latest developments in the science underpinning pain research, including, but not limited to, the physiological, pathological and psychological aspects. This unique book fills a gap in current literature by focussing on the intricate relationship between pain and human nervous system disorders such as Autism, Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson s Disease, Depression and Multiple Sclerosis. This fully illustrated, colour handbook will help non-experts, including advanced undergraduate and new postgraduate students, become familiar with the current, wide-ranging areas of research that cover every aspect of the field from chronic and inflammatory pain to neuropathic pain and biopsychosocial models of pain, functional imaging and genetics. Contributions from leading experts in neuroscience and psychiatry provide both factual information and critical points of view on their approach and the theoretical framework behind their choices. An appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of brain imaging technology applied to pain research in humans provides the tools required to understand current cutting edge literature on the topic. Chapters covering placebo effects in analgesia and the psychology of pain give a thorough overview of cognitive, psychological and social influences on pain perception. Sections exploring pain in the lifecycle and in relation to nervous system disorders take particular relevance from a clinical point of view. Furthermore, an intellectually stimulating chapter analysing the co-morbidity of pain and depression provides a philosophical angle rarely presented in related handbooks. The references to external research databases and relevant websites aim to prompt readers to become critical and independent thinkers, and motivate them to carry out further reading on these topics. Introduction to Pain and its relation to Nervous System Disorders is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in neuroscience, medical and biomedical sciences, as well as for clinical and medical healthcare professionals involved in pain management.

Cannabis as Medicine (Paperback): Betty Wedman-St. Louis Cannabis as Medicine (Paperback)
Betty Wedman-St. Louis
R1,470 Discovery Miles 14 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For hundreds of years cannabis has been used as a therapeutic medicine around the world. Cannabis was an accepted medicine during the second half of the 19th century, but its use declined because single agent pain medications were advocated by physicians who demanded standardization of medicines. It was not until 1964 when the chemical structure of THC (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) was elucidated and its pharmacological effects began to be understood. Numerous therapeutic effects of cannabis have been reviewed, but cannabis-based medicines are still an enigma because of legal issues. Many patients could benefit from cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids found in Cannabis sativa L. These patients suffer from medical conditions including chronic pain, chronic inflammatory diseases, neurological disorders, and other debilitating illnesses. As more states are legalizing medical cannabis, prescribers need a reliable source which provides clinical information in a succinct format. This book focuses on the science of cannabis as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. It discusses cannabis uses in the human body for bone health/osteoporosis; brain injury and trauma; cancer; diabetes; gastrointestinal conditions; mental health disorders; insomnia; pain; anxiety disorders; depression; migraines; eye disorders; and arthritis and inflammation. There is emphasis on using the whole plant - from root to raw leaves and flowers discussing strains, extraction and analysis, and use of cannabis-infused edibles. Features: Provides an understanding of the botanical and biochemistry behind cannabis as well as its use as a dietary supplement. Discusses endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid receptors. Includes information on antioxidant benefits, pain receptors using cannabinoids, and dosage guidelines. Presents research on cannabis treatment plans, drug-cannabis interactions and dosing issues, cannabis vapes, edibles, creams, and suppositories. Multiple appendices including a glossary of cannabis vocabulary, how to use cannabis products, a patient guide and recipes as well as information on cannabis for pets.

Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition): David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A.... Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition)
David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A. Wong, Lawrence C. Tsen, Warwick D Ngan Kee, Yaakov Beilin, …
R5,123 Discovery Miles 51 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Comprehensive, user-friendly, and up to date, Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, provides the authoritative clinical information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This substantially revised edition keeps you current on everything from basic science to anesthesia techniques to complications, including coverage of new research that is paving the way for improved patient outcomes. An expert editorial team ensures that this edition remains a must-have resource for obstetric anesthesiologists and obstetricians, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology assistants, and anesthesiology and obstetric residents and students. Presents the latest information on anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery and medical disorders that occur during pregnancy, emphasizing the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs. Contains new chapters on shared decision-making in obstetric anesthesia and chronic pain during and after pregnancy. Features extensive revisions from cover to cover, including consolidated information on maternal infection and postoperative analgesia. Covers key topics such as neonatal assessment and resuscitation, pharmacology during pregnancy and lactation, use of nitrous oxide for labor analgesia, programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) technique, epidural analgesia-associated fever, the role of gastric ultrasonography to assess the risk of aspiration, sugammadex in obstetric anesthesia, the role of video laryngoscopy and new supraglottic airway devices, spinal dysraphism, and cardiac arrest in obstetric patients. Incorporates the latest guidelines on congenital heart disease and the management of sepsis, as well as difficult airway guidelines that are specific to obstetric anesthesia practice. Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of clinical scenarios. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Anesthesiology: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (Hardcover): Tracey Straker, Shobana Rajan Anesthesiology: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (Hardcover)
Tracey Straker, Shobana Rajan; Series edited by Magdalena Anitescu
R2,942 Discovery Miles 29 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Linking existing knowledge to new knowledge by presenting it in the form of a case or a problem is a popular and effective educational approach resulting in better retention of the knowledge and improved ability to apply that knowledge to solve real problems. This problem-based learning (PBL) method was introduced into medical education at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, in 1969. Since then it has been widely incorporated into secondary, undergraduate, and graduate education in a variety of disciplines worldwide. This new volume for the Anesthesiology Problem-Based Learning series reviews topics in general anesthesiology utilizing the PBL approach. Each chapter deals with conditions and problems in anesthesia practice presented as a case stem with questions to encourage critical thinking, followed by an evidence-based discussion and multiple-choice questions for self-assessment. Current in its knowledge of organ systems and management, the text keeps pace with new technology, new drugs, and new surgical techniques coupled with current guidelines for anesthetic management. Cases highlight the practical issues that arise in the operating room and offers solutions for them. The book can be used to review an upcoming clinical case or as a PBL tool. The 'Stem Case' and 'Key Questions and Discussion' sections can serve as the basis for interactive learning experiences for study groups or as a broad yet in-depth clinical review of the specialty for the individual learner. Self-assessment questions can be used as a measure of knowledge acquisition or simply as a question bank to prepare for examinations.

Pathological Pain - From Molecular to Clinical Aspects (Hardcover): Derek J. Chadwick, Jamie A Goode Pathological Pain - From Molecular to Clinical Aspects (Hardcover)
Derek J. Chadwick, Jamie A Goode
R4,284 Discovery Miles 42 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together contributions from key investigators in the area of pathological pain. It covers the molecular basis of receptors and channels involved in nociception, the possible messages that cause neuropathic plasticity, spinal plasticity in neuropathy, plastic changes in opioid systems in neuropathy and opioid tolerance, and plastic changes related to pathological pain.

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