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Not Just Any Department of Family Medicine (Hardcover): Kent Sheets Not Just Any Department of Family Medicine (Hardcover)
Kent Sheets
R684 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R38 (6%) Shipped within 18 - 22 working days
Canadian Family Practice Guidelines (Paperback): Jill C Cash, Cheryl A Glass, Debbie Fraser, Lynn Corcoran, Margaret Edwards Canadian Family Practice Guidelines (Paperback)
Jill C Cash, Cheryl A Glass, Debbie Fraser, Lynn Corcoran, Margaret Edwards
R2,313 R1,700 Discovery Miles 17 000 Save R613 (27%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Translates an American "bible" of family practice for use by Canadian health care student and providers. Written specifically for the needs of family and adult nursing students, medical students, and primary care practitioners in Canada, this "bible" of family practice in America-named a 2013 Doody's core title-now provides current Canadian practice protocols for professional standards of care across the lifespan. Guidelines are delivered in user-friendly, step-by-step instructional style for physical exams and diagnostic testing results in SI units; health maintenance recommendations approved by Health Canada; care guidelines including Canadian drug names and dietary information; information on culturally responsive care; and patient resources specific to Canada. Practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, consistently delivered in outline format for quick and easy access. Each of more than 280 disorder protocols includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, PE, diagnostic texts, differential diagnoses, plan, follow-up, consultation/referral, and individual considerations. Of particular value are "Practice Pointers" highlighting vital information for each disorder and specialty care points for lifespan populations. Also included are 18 Basic Procedure Guidelines for use in the clinical setting and 138 Patient Teaching Sheets in print and PDF version. Additionally, Patient Teaching Guides are available for customization and downloading. Abundant references are specific to the Canadian health care system. Key Features: Translates an American "bible" of family practice for the specific needs of Canadian students and practitioners Presents over 280 disorders guidelines in consistent outline format Provides Canadian routine health maintenance guidelines, vaccinations, and screening for HIV and HepC Highlights critical care points with "Practice Pointers" Covers individual care considerations for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Offers 138 Patient Teaching Sheets in digital format for patient take home Delivers 18 procedure guidelines including those for special diets, normal lab values in SI units, and teeth Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices or computers

Male Alopecia - Guide to Successful Management (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Ralph M. Trueb, Won-Soo Lee Male Alopecia - Guide to Successful Management (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Ralph M. Trueb, Won-Soo Lee
R3,503 R2,712 Discovery Miles 27 120 Save R791 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This monograph provides specialists and primary care physicians who are interested in hair with the practical know-how needed to achieve successful management of male alopecia. Guidance is first provided on the examination of hair loss in men, covering such aspects as clinical examination, the role of trichoscopy and the trichogram, laboratory work-up, and scalp biopsy. Diagnosis and treatment are then described in depth for a diverse range of conditions involving alopecia. Expert opinion is combined with the results of evidence-based medicine to provide the best current advice, highlighting the synergistic action of combination regimens and adjuvant treatments and explaining the concept of multitargeted treatment. All aspects of follow-up are covered, including compliance issues and expectation management. The role of hair care and cosmetics is also considered, with identification of potential adverse effects as well as benefits.

Primary Aids Care (Paperback, 3rd ed): Clive Evian Primary Aids Care (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Clive Evian
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Shipped within 18 - 21 working days

A practical guide for primary health care personnel in the clinical and supportive care of people with HIV/AIDS. This book is a user-friendly, practical guide for medical personnel who treat, care for, or support people with HIV/AIDS at the primary care level. This updated edition addresses many areas including TB, STDs, HIV testing, counselling, treatment, education terminal care, specific needs of women and children, mother to child transmission and risk and injury to health care personnel. Illustrations are used throughout the book to promote a caring, accepting attidue to AIDS. In addition to doctors and primary care nurses, this book is also useful for counsellors, social workers, psychologists, alternative health care professionals and therapists. It also serves as a useful reference guide in clinics and in the training of personnel.

Chicken Unga Fever - Stories from the medical frontline (Paperback): Phil Whitaker Chicken Unga Fever - Stories from the medical frontline (Paperback)
Phil Whitaker 1
R243 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R49 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Is it a new strain of bird flu? A strange neurological condition characterised by an irresistible urge to eat poultry-based foods? No, Chicken Unga Fever is a collection of the very best of Dr Phil Whitaker's `Health Matters' columns - much loved by readers of the New Statesman magazine, where they have appeared fortnightly for the past five years. Funny, touching, informative, and often profoundly poignant, Chicken Unga Fever paints a vivid portrait of the working life of a West Country GP. From the overweight anorexic to the rash-stricken Kylie fan, from the curious case of Top-of-the-Ear Disease to the equally mysterious Pool Toe, Phil's humanely written vignettes illuminate every aspect of modern medicine, and cast light on the state of our beleaguered NHS and the glorious variety of people it serves. This collection will delight both interested lay readers and those who work in healthcare. And, to cap it all, somewhere in these pages the true nature of Chicken Unga Fever will be revealed.

Understanding Health Insurance - A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement (Paperback, 14th edition): Michelle A. Green Understanding Health Insurance - A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement (Paperback, 14th edition)
Michelle A. Green
R2,425 R1,993 Discovery Miles 19 930 Save R432 (18%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Prepare for a career in health information management and medical billing and insurance processing with Green's UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INSURANCE, 14E. This comprehensive, inviting book presents the latest code sets and guidelines. Examine today's most important topics, such as managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems and compliance, reimbursement methods, clinical documentation improvement, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Updates introduce new legislation that impacts health care, including changes to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS level II coding; revenue cycle management; and individual health plans. Workbook exercises provide application-based assignments and case studies, as well as CMRS, CPC-P, and CPB mock exams.

CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, fourth edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Thomas Das CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, fourth edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Thomas Das
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This latest edition has been comprehensively updated to include new information on the latest clinical evidence, national guidelines, and from the recent medical literature: * all existing cases have been revised * new cases have been added to cover pre-diabetes and premature ejaculation * psoriasis, sore throat, thyroid disease and the PSA test are covered in even more detail The first three editions have helped thousands of candidates through the CSA exam in the last nine years. The original approach has therefore been retained so the book continues to offer readers a concise 'need-to-know' guide to passing the CSA, with the emphasis on successfully completing a case in the allotted ten minutes using a structured consultation framework that works. The aim of the book is to leave exam candidates with more time to concentrate on passing the CSA exam itself.

Safety of Health IT - Clinical Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Abha Agrawal Safety of Health IT - Clinical Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Abha Agrawal
R2,662 R2,415 Discovery Miles 24 150 Save R247 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This practical text provides an overview of the adverse consequences of health information technology (HIT) and its impact on patient safety. Specific cases of errors and risks related to various types of HIT are featured along with best practices for patient safety, workflows and organizational standards. The full impact of these challenges with meaningful solutions are openly examined. Written from a clinical perspective, healthcare professionals within multiple settings will find this timely book an invaluable resource to this essential and bourgeoning technology.

The Art of General Practice - Soft skills to survive and thrive (Paperback): David Bartlett The Art of General Practice - Soft skills to survive and thrive (Paperback)
David Bartlett
R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

From reviews: "This little book is well written and has a pleasant, informal style... The first part of the book covers what [the author] calls the soft skills, but what could be called the social skills required to make the consultation work most successfully... This section might be ideal for a trainer with a trainee facing clinical skills assessment. ... The second part of the book tries to encourage and enable the career GP to look after themselves. Again, well written, it is full of useful advice.... To sum up, a short book from which every GP might learn something." Br J Gen Pract, February 2019 "At times nostalgic, but frequently emotional and so positive, this book is an easy-access antidote to the calls for 'resilience' and the anti-patient rhetoric that seems to appear all too commonly on social media, and is a well-timed reminder of why we do the job we do and how to do it effectively." Pulse, June 2018 The Art of General Practice is a short text written by an experienced GP and GP trainer. It is a book which will help focus the mind of the reader (GPs of all descriptions: young GPs, returners to general practice and even jaded GPs) on what it means to be a GP. Too often general practice focuses on guidelines, ever-changing targets, incentives or the academic side of medicine and the art and craft of being a GP is forgotten. The book aims to redress the balance; it helps the reader refocus on the emotional intelligence needed to be a great GP. The book consists of a number of short chapters so the busy GP can dip in and out of it as time allows - each chapter helps the reader re-centre on the core skills and techniques needed to be a great GP, and the benefits these skills will bring to both GPs and patients alike. There is almost no medicine in this book; it is a book of life experiences, anecdotes and suggestions - all aimed to help you survive the increasing pressures of general practice and make your life as a GP more interesting and less stressful.

CMOS Integrated Lab-on-a-chip System for Personalized Biomedical Diagnosis (Hardcover): Hao Yu, Mei Y. an, Xiwei Huang CMOS Integrated Lab-on-a-chip System for Personalized Biomedical Diagnosis (Hardcover)
Hao Yu, Mei Y. an, Xiwei Huang
R2,335 R2,088 Discovery Miles 20 880 Save R247 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A thorough examination of lab-on-a-chip circuit-level operations to improve system performance A rapidly aging population demands rapid, cost-effective, flexible, personalized diagnostics. Existing systems tend to fall short in one or more capacities, making the development of alternatives a priority. CMOS Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip System for Personalized Biomedical Diagnosis provides insight toward the solution, with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary reference to the next wave of personalized medicine technology. A standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication technology allows mass-production of large-array, miniaturized CMOS-integrated sensors from multi-modal domains with smart on-chip processing capability. This book provides an in-depth examination of the design and mechanics considerations that make this technology a promising platform for microfluidics, micro-electro-mechanical systems, electronics, and electromagnetics. From CMOS fundamentals to end-user applications, all aspects of CMOS sensors are covered, with frequent diagrams and illustrations that clarify complex structures and processes. Detailed yet concise, and designed to help students and engineers develop smaller, cheaper, smarter lab-on-a-chip systems, this invaluable reference: Provides clarity and insight on the design of lab-on-a-chip personalized biomedical sensors and systems Features concise analyses of the integration of microfluidics and micro-electro-mechanical systems Highlights the use of compressive sensing, super-resolution, and machine learning through the use of smart SoC processing Discusses recent advances in complementary metal oxide semiconductor-integrated lab-on-a-chip systems Includes guidance on DNA sequencing and cell counting applications using dual-mode chemical/optical and energy harvesting sensors The conventional reliance on the microscope, flow cytometry, and DNA sequencing leaves diagnosticians tied to bulky, expensive equipment with a central problem of scale. Lab-on-a-chip technology eliminates these constraints while improving accuracy and flexibility, ushering in a new era of medicine. This book is an essential reference for students, researchers, and engineers working in diagnostic circuitry and microsystems.

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology - A Clinical Handbook (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Sarah K. Lyons,... Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology - A Clinical Handbook (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Sarah K. Lyons, Marisa E. Hilliard
R1,523 R1,318 Discovery Miles 13 180 Save R205 (13%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This unique handbook provides pediatric and adult endocrinologists and multidisciplinary clinical care providers a guide to transition from pediatric to adult care and an understanding of developmental and psychosocial issues of young adulthood and how they relate to healthcare and disease self-management. The handbook is divided into two parts. Part one describes transition interventions and novel strategies that can be integrated into routine care and gives practical considerations for transition processes from both the pediatric and adult perspectives, with applications across multiple endocrine conditions. Part two focuses on transition issues specific to common endocrine conditions - type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Turner syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, endocrine sequelae of childhood cancer, and transgender care - with condition-specific developmental and psychosocial issues, treatment and screening recommendations, healthcare process considerations, transition care guidelines, and key resources for more information. By highlighting medical, psychosocial, and healthcare delivery concerns relevant to transition to adult care, this book provides a practical, patient-centered overview of the essential information to supporting optimal adult care transition across a number of endocrine conditions. Timely and practical, Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology: A Clinical Handbook is an excellent resource for pediatric and adult endocrinologists, behavioral healthcare providers, allied health professionals, primary care providers, and all clinical staff working with young people with endocrine conditions as they transition from children to adults.

Confessions of a GP (Paperback): Benjamin Daniels Confessions of a GP (Paperback)
Benjamin Daniels 1
R224 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R58 (26%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions. A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist. These are his patients. Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.

Home Exercise Programs for Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries - The Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners (Spiral bound): Ian... Home Exercise Programs for Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries - The Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners (Spiral bound)
Ian Wendel, James Wyss
R1,905 R1,506 Discovery Miles 15 060 Save R399 (21%) Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

Home Exercise Programs for Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries: The Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners is designed to assist and guide healthcare professionals in prescribing home exercise programs in an efficient and easy to follow format. With patient handouts that are comprehensive and customizable, this manual is intended for the busy practitioner in any medical specialty who prescribes exercise for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.The most central aspect of any therapeutic exercise program is the patient's ability to perform the exercises effectively and routinely at home. This book is broken down into major body regions from neck to foot and covers the breadth of home exercises for problems in each area based on the current literature. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the rehabilitation issues surrounding the types of injuries that can occur and general exercise objectives with desired outcomes, followed by a concise review of the specific conditions and a list of recommended exercises. The remainder of the chapter is a visual presentation of the exercises with high-quality photographs and step-by-step instructions for performing them accurately. The most fundamental exercises to the rehabilitation of that specific region are presented first as the essential building blocks, followed then by condition-specific exercises that advance throughout the chapter. Using this section, the healthcare practitioner can provide patients with handouts that require little to no explanation and can customize the program and modify instructions to fit individual patient needs and abilities - with confidence the handouts will be a valuable tool to help patients recover successfully from musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Key Features: Concise evidence-based guide for practitioners who prescribe home exercise programs for musculoskeletal and sports injuries Presents foundational, intermediate, and more advanced exercises for each body region and condition based on the current literature to achieve desired outcomes Highly visual approach with over 400 photographs highlighting each exercise effectively with step-by-step instructions Each chapter includes pearls, evidence-based recommendations, and goals for advancement of the exercise program Includes digital access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices and computers

New Perspectives in Medical Records - Meeting the Needs of Patients and Practitioners (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Giovanni... New Perspectives in Medical Records - Meeting the Needs of Patients and Practitioners (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Giovanni Rinaldi
R2,300 R1,878 Discovery Miles 18 780 Save R422 (18%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book provides innovative practical suggestions regarding the production and management of medical records that are designed to address the inconsistencies and errors that have been highlighted especially in relation to national eHealth programs. Challenges and lessons that have emerged from the use of clinical information and the design of medical records are discussed, and principles underpinning the implementation of health IT are critically examined. New trends in the use of clinical data are explored in depth, with analysis of issues relating to integration and sharing of patient information, data visualization, big data analytics, and the requirements of modern electronic health records. The spirit pervading the book is one of co-production, in which the needs of practitioners are taken into account from the outset. Readers will learn the basic concepts of how clinical information emanating from the doctor-patient relationship can be effectively integrated with genetic and environmental data and analyzed by complex algorithms with the goal of improving medical decision making and patient care. The book, written by European experts and researchers, will be of interest to all stakeholders in the field, including doctors, technicians, and policy makers.

Manual of Cardio-oncology - Cardiovascular Care in the Cancer Patient (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Chiara Lestuzzi, Stefano... Manual of Cardio-oncology - Cardiovascular Care in the Cancer Patient (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Chiara Lestuzzi, Stefano Oliva, Francesco Ferrau
R3,263 R2,960 Discovery Miles 29 600 Save R303 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This concise and handy manual provides straightforward, up-to-date guidance for cardiologists and other practitioners on the management of cancer patients with cardiac problems, whether they be due to the cancer itself or to antineoplastic treatment. Detailed attention is devoted to the various forms of cardiotoxicity associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The drugs commonly responsible for each toxicity are identified and clear advice is offered on monitoring techniques and treatment approaches. In addition, the issue of cardiotoxicity due to cancer treatment in particular patient groups - children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing cardiac disease - is addressed separately, with guidance on when and how antineoplastic (and/or cardiological) treatments should be modified. Further sections describe the correct responses to cardiac problems secondary to the cancer itself, including thromboembolic disorders and electrolyte imbalances, and the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cardiac tumors. A closing section considers how to improve cooperation between oncologists, cardiologists, and general practitioners to ensure that cancer patients' cardiovascular needs are met in a multidisciplinary approach.

Differential Diagnosis for the Dermatologist (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2012): Scott Jackson, Lee T. Nesbitt Differential Diagnosis for the Dermatologist (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2012)
Scott Jackson, Lee T. Nesbitt
R5,856 R4,582 Discovery Miles 45 820 Save R1,274 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

When faced with a challenging dermatologic problem, physicians are often required to perform a time-consuming search through large dermatologic texts in order to find information that will assist in the necessary differential diagnosis. This comprehensive and concise handbook is designed to simplify this process dramatically, permitting rapid identification of the correct diagnosis. Hundreds of dermatologic diagnoses, morphologic features, drug-induced disorders, extracutaneous manifestations, histologic findings, and random other findings are listed in alphabetical order and in a homogeneous, reader-friendly structure. The differential diagnoses are shown under each main diagnosis, sorted according to similarity with that diagnosis. Since the first edition, approaching 50 new diagnoses have been added, and many new images included. This easily portable book will be of great value for dermatologists and all who deal with dermatologic diseases.

MRCGP AKT - 1001 Questions and Answers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Rob Daniels MRCGP AKT - 1001 Questions and Answers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Rob Daniels
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This revised edition includes new and updated questions throughout, reflecting the latest AKT exam format. Reflecting the range of syllabus topics, 21 core clinical medicine chapters are ordered by body system, and two chapters cover Epidemiology and Administration, enabling you to target your revision. Featuring two practice papers, for realistic exam practice. Answer explanations help strengthen your understanding and reference relevant guidance, supporting your independent study. Representative of the exam, the clinical scenarios cover a great breadth of knowledge that most GPs will encounter in their daily work. Written by respected GP and experienced author, Rob Daniels

Neurology - A Clinician's Approach (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016): Andrew Tarulli Neurology - A Clinician's Approach (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016)
Andrew Tarulli
R2,347 R2,100 Discovery Miles 21 000 Save R247 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This concise, thoroughly updated text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of neurology and will serve as a highly practical resource for neurology residents and medical students. Emphasizing a practical approach to common neurologic disorders, the author blends chapters that cover the evaluation of specific complaints (confusion, dizziness and vertigo, visual loss, headache and facial pain) with others that focus on particular disorders (Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, dementia). Noting the core practice of neurology is largely unchanged from years ago and still largely done at the bedside, the author emphasizes the importance of acquiring expertise in the time-tested, classical techniques of history taking, directed examination, and localization. Toward that, the author encourages a focus on the key clinical pathways for diagnosis and management. A wide range of clinical pearls are provided and the diagrams and illustrations are well-designed and comprehensible, as are the clinical images (EEGs, CT, MRI) which provide excellent examples of a variety of neurologic disorders. The discussions and algorithms offered are evidence-based and state-of-the-art. Importantly, the author discusses a range of new, powerful treatments available for various disorders, including stroke, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. Concise and well-written, Neurology: A Clinician's Approach, 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource that will again serve as a very useful, gold-standard resource for trainees.

Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Sally Collins, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Kevin... Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Sally Collins, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Kevin Hayes, Simon Jackson, Lawrence Impey
R495 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R71 (14%) Shipped within 18 - 26 working days

Fully revised for a third edition, the best-selling Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is now better than ever. It includes new algorithms for patient management, new images and full colour photographs, and new and expanded topics including female genital mutilation, consent for operations, and pre-operative assessment. Written and reviewed by a team of highly experienced clinicians and academics, and UK trainees, this handbook is a perfect starting point for preparation for postgraduate exams. Practical advice is presented with key evidence-based guidelines, supported by web references, providing the most up-to-date clinical information as well as the perfect starting point for preparation for postgraduate exams. The indispensable, concise and practical guide to all aspects of obstetric and gynaecological medical care, diagnosis, and management, this is the must have resource for all specialist trainees, junior doctors and medical students, as well as a valuable aide memoir for experienced clinicians.

Practical Algorithms in Pediatric Endocrinology - (Practical Algorithms in Pediatrics. Series Editor: Z. Hochberg). (Spiral... Practical Algorithms in Pediatric Endocrinology - (Practical Algorithms in Pediatrics. Series Editor: Z. Hochberg). (Spiral bound, 3rd, revised edition)
Z. Hochberg
R1,175 R1,036 Discovery Miles 10 360 Save R139 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Algorithms provide a logical, concise and cost-effective approach to medical reasoning: utilizing a concise, step-by-step approach based upon clues from the history, physical examination and laboratory studies, algorithms help avoid excessive unnecessary procedures and testing. The 3rd, revised edition of Practical Algorithms in Pediatric Endocrinology deals with practical issues of child growth, puberty, diseases of the endocrine glands, sexual differentiation, as well as aberrations of water, electrolyte, mineral and carbohydrate metabolism. Fifty-six clinical issues are covered by an algorithmic approach, breaking down long lists and tables of differential diagnosis into smaller, more manageable ones. Common clinical symptoms, signs and laboratory abnormalities are classified as they present themselves at the patient's bedside. This book is aimed at general practitioners and pediatricians, in particular those who are not exposed to pediatric endocrine problems on a daily basis, and at trainees in endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology as they acquire familiarity with clinical problem solving to make rational choices when facing clinical dilemmas.

Transforming the Heart of Practice - An Organizational and Personal Approach to Physician Wellbeing (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019):... Transforming the Heart of Practice - An Organizational and Personal Approach to Physician Wellbeing (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Dianne E. Mccallister, Ted Hamilton
R1,185 R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Save R143 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This unique, step-by-step guide offers a comprehensive exploration of burnout and physician wellbeing, a vital issue that steadily has become widely discussed in the professional and mainstream press. More than twenty chapter authors contribute to this multidimensional volume, including physicians, psychologists, researchers, healthcare administrators, chaplains, professional coaches, and counselors. Section one of the book establishes context, provides a brief overview of the phenomenon of physician burnout, establishes its validity, and makes a case for the reason it has emerged as a critical issue in American healthcare. Section two provides a rationale for healthcare institutions (hospitals, physician groups, medical associations) to make a commitment to physician wholeness, while section three then starts the process of delineating a step-by-step curriculum to address the dilemma, providing additional detail and personal experience direct from the frontlines of combatting burnout. Section four focuses on developing and sustaining a healthy professional culture that is aligned with the mission of the organization, and section five addresses the spiritual component of physician wholeness, Section six concludes the book with two personal essays that poignantly express the nature of two common experiences affecting physicians that require uncommon insight, patience, courage. Transforming the Heart of Practice is a major contribution to the literature and will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with addressing this crisis in American healthcare.

Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions - Assessment and Management (Paperback): Se Won Lee Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions - Assessment and Management (Paperback)
Se Won Lee
R2,125 Discovery Miles 21 250 Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions: Assessment and Management is a practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in clinical practice. More comprehensive than a handbook, yet more clinically-focused than a desk reference, this volume is a one-stop guide for clinicians who deal with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in the practice setting.The book is organized by anatomic region, from neck to toe, and written in outline format. Each chapter concisely presents the basic knowledge that every practitioner needs to have at the ready in the outpatient clinical context. Taking a uniform approach based on isolating symptoms and the location of the pain, the book presents a uniquely practical template for non-operative management of a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal problems. All chapters include epidemiology, anatomy, biomechanics, physical examination, diagnostic studies, and treatment. Flowcharts for differential diagnosis and initial management are provided for chief complaints. Helpful tables, lists, and over 150 anatomic illustrations supplement the text throughout. Given the increasing importance of ultrasound in clinical decision-making at the point of care, a mini-atlas of normal and abnormal findings for common injuries is presented as part of the imaging work-up. Designed to help busy practitioners diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders in the clinic or office, this book is an essential resource for physicians in rehabilitation and sports medicine, primary care, orthopedics, and other healthcare professionals who work in outpatient settings. Key Features: Provides a consistent approach to managing common musculoskeletal conditions based on location of pain Bulleted format and clear heading structure make it easy to find information More than 30 flowcharts map out differential diagnosis, diagnostic approach, and initial management strategy for each complaint Packed with useful tables, lists, and over 150 illustrations of surface anatomy Integrates musculoskeletal ultrasound into the imaging workup, with over 40 normal and abnormal scans to aid in recognizing signature pathologies at the point of care Purchase includes free access to the fully-searchable downloadable e-book with image bank

Obesity Management - A Clinical Casebook (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Louis J. Aronne, Rekha B. Kumar Obesity Management - A Clinical Casebook (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Louis J. Aronne, Rekha B. Kumar
R1,629 R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Save R365 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Comprised exclusively of clinical cases illustrating current strategies for obesity management across various types of conditions, this concise, practical casebook will provide obesity medicine specialists and all physicians who treat obesity with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat patients struggling with weight management. Each section includes a pair of cases that open with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management technique recommended and employed, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included in the first sections depict issues involved in obesity management in metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance syndromes, genetic predisposition, and type 2 diabetes. Subsequent sections present cases highlighting particular management strategies, such as psychiatric medication induced weight gain, behavioral interventions, bariatric surgery and pharmacotherapy for obesity. Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Obesity Management: A Clinical Casebook is an excellent resource for physicians who treat overweight and obesity and the complications of these conditions.

Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases - A Problem-Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Joseph Domachowske Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases - A Problem-Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Joseph Domachowske
R3,115 R2,380 Discovery Miles 23 800 Save R735 (24%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Infectious diseases as a specialty suffers from many unique challenges stemming from lower salaries compared to other medical specialties and difficulty keeping the younger demographic within the field. With emerging infections, new diagnostic and research tools, and changing migration patterns, these problems are amplified; infectious disease specialists are in higher demand than ever with fewer and fewer specialists available to support patients and colleagues outside of the field. To meet these increasing challenges, it is vital for the workforce of the future to have the best training possible. This book aims to provide this support. As trainees, all physicians face clinical infectious disease scenarios on a daily basis. They receive basic training in common infections, giving them the tools needed for initial diagnostic studies and empiric treatment. This approach, however, still leaves them struggling with nuances of treating common infections, infections that masquerade as other diseases, rare infection, advanced diagnostics, complicating medical conditions, and a wide range of medical complexities. Important clinical microbiology details and host susceptibility risks will be highlighted when discussing uncommon infections. Each chapter begins by defining a distinct clinical infectious disease problem and the most common cause(s). The next section of each chapter identifies the key questions to consider, including other possible pathogens, medical history, alternate microbiologic diagnoses, instances of unexpected result. This book is the only academic text designed specifically to meet this challenge by targeting learners at all levels. To do this, the text incorporate 30-40 common clinical infectious disease scenarios in both adult and pediatric hosts. It includes easy-to-access "tips and tricks" for when to look further or consider possibilities that are unusual that is useful for someone who is new to the information or has limited experience within infectious diseases. The text heavily features teaching and learning tools, including call out boxes that prioritizes infectious etiologies, host risk factors, important microbiologic clues, and important clinical history clues. The text also includes review questions and quiz-like challenges to reinforce the concepts. Written by experts in the field Clinical Infectious Diseases is the most cutting-edge academic resource for all medical students, fellows, residents, and trainees, including infectious disease specialists in both adult and pediatric care, internal medicine specialists, and hospitalists.

Patience, Patients Everywhere - Nor any time to think (Paperback): Fran Orford Patience, Patients Everywhere - Nor any time to think (Paperback)
Fran Orford
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Fran is a widely-published cartoonist with a special interest in medicine and healthcare. His cartoons regularly appear in Private Eye and GP Magazine, amongst others. This collection of his witty and acerbic cartoons poke fun at the absurdities of General Practice, from the endless form-filling and shifting targets driven by a top-down bureaucracy that doesn't really understand family medicine, through the ever-increasing demands of patients who have self-diagnosed online, to the confusions caused by patient-doctor misunderstandings. Its humorous, sideways glance at the world of the 10-minute consultation is a welcome antidote to the stresses and strains of modern General Practice. The cartoons will entertain and raise the spirits of the overburdened GP, and may even show patients how their behaviour impacts on the treatment they receive.

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