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Postgraduate education courses taught by the leading hepato-gastroenterologists in Europe, members of the EAGE, are published each year as part of this collection.
The Effects of Alcohol chart takes a look at the potential problems and risk factors associated with excessive alcohol consumption. Topics that are covered by graphics and text include the effects of alcohol on the nervous system, cirrhosis of the liver and fetal alcohol syndrome. Heavy gauge 3ml lamination with sealed edges and two metal eyelets for hanging makes chart highly durable. Write-on/wipe-off with dry erase marker (not included).
This book of biology and medicine shows how diseases: Sickle cell anaemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, are related to the adaptation of our organism to aerial respiration. This adaptation is operated by a genetic switch substituting a set of foetal proteins, for more adequate, regulated, adult isoforms. We discover how foetal or adult metabolic pathways, may control the switch, and propose pharmacological treatments to boost the expression of the foetal gene, acting as a "spare wheel" to replace the adult gene when it is mutated. In fact this switch recapitulates a process reminding of the evolution of amphibians that left their pond to live in air and land. The foetus is also an aquatic creature that discovers at birth aerial respiration and the new weight of his body. His blood and muscle proteins will adapt. The metamorphosis is not as evident as for a tadpole, but still as deeply written in our genes. In fact, the switch is our second metamorphosis, the story started much earlier, when a host cell, already surviving oxygen, incorporated a bacteria, our future mitochondria, that had a more efficient oxidative metabolism. A symbiotic arrangement followed. In the course of development, the most ancient pathways come on stage first, followed by the most recent mitochondrial acquisitions. The developmental maturation of metabolic pathways changes our cells, it is our first metamorphosis. It is involved in apoptosis in diseases such as Azheimer's or Cancer. Since mitochondria took the burden of making ATP, the ancient oxidative mechanism became redundant. Its ATPase evolved forming acidic compartments that control neurotransmission or thermoregulation. This third metamorphosis is implicated in other diseases (adrenoleucodystrophy). Finally primates, who lost uricase, developed diseases related to the role of uric acid which became their new antioxidant: Gout, Autism or Schizophrenia seem to depend on this last, forth metamorphosis.
The Neurons & Neurotransmitters chart starts with an overview of the nervous system, including a representation of neurotransmitter pathways in the brain. The anatomy and function of the neuron provides a transition from gross anatomy to the cellular level. Neurotransmitter release and reuptake is shown through sequential graphics and text.
The book has been written in a most concise way, compact, to the point and lucid manner. The book will prove to be an asset for the students.
Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to make this dictionary the most reliable resource available for healthcare, including medical students, physicians, educators, researchers, and medical language specialists. This new edition includes more than 107,000 terms and definitions, more than 5,000 new to this edition. More than 45 consultants from all the major medical and health science specialties have reviewed each word for accuracy and clarity, including new consultants for the specialties of endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and rheumatology. The art program has also been extensively enhanced and now includes approximately 1,500 images and illustrations. Readers will recognize the authoritative content contained in this new edition, and want to add it to their list of must have references.
Prepare for PANCE or PANRE with the most trusted review tool! Developed and endorsed by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants offers you dependable assistance in mastering the core information you need to know to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) or the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE). Make sure your knowledge is current through meticulous updates reflecting the latest developments, validated for accuracy by respected subject matter experts. Study efficiently by reviewing high-yield, outline-format summaries of all essential concepts. Test your knowledge with hundreds of review questions based on the blueprint of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), along with explanations of the correct answers. Get even more preparation and experience with additional review questions and answers on thePoint, as well as access to a self-assessment CME post-test on AAPA Learning Central.
This revision book for the clinical skills assessment (CSA) portion of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exams includes a range of scenarios representative of those candidates will encounter, each created with direct input from an MRCGP examiner. The book enables candidates to role-play the scenarios with colleagues, providing notes for both candidates and actors. The book's structure follows the scheme of the exam, covering information gathering, clinical management and interpersonal skills. It includes sections focusing specifically on the history, examination and management plan for scenarios, while table summaries help candidates to focus on key areas. Each chapter concludes with a tutorial of relevant information and a suggested reading list. 'What the authors have developed in this text is a guide to excellence in this assessment method: how it runs, how it is structured, how it is marked. Anyone anxious about performance and success in the CSA (and all of us are) will find a practical way to prepare and pass.' - from the Foreword by John Spicer
This 6th volume of OESO has the advantage to address a topic which is at the forefront of concern for all those involved with disease of the upper digestive tract: an entity inserted in the epidemiological sequence of GERD, a benign affection among the most widespread in the world, Barrett's esophagus, has become today a problem of Public Health. Its recognised propensity to degenerate has, in fact, made it one of the benign lesions of the upper digestive tract which legitimately arouses the convergent interest of clinicians, as well as those devoted to fundamental research. Large scale epidemiological studies, the development of even sharper means for early detection of the precursory signs of its degeneration, the extreme diversity of the treatments available today, all lend new perspectives to the different centres of interest of this book.
"The Trotula" was the most influential compendium of women's medicine in medieval Europe. Scholarly debate has long focused on the traditional attribution of the work to the mysterious Trotula, said to have been the first female professor of medicine in eleventh- or twelfth-century Salerno, just south of Naples, then the leading center of medical learning in Europe. Yet as Monica H. Green reveals in her introduction to the first English translation ever based upon a medieval form of the text, the Trotula is not a single treatise but an ensemble of three independent works, each by a different author. To varying degrees, these three works reflect the synthesis of indigenous practices of southern Italians with the new theories, practices, and medicinal substances coming out of the Arabic world.Green here presents a complete English translation of the so-called standardized Trotula ensemble, a composite form of the texts that was produced in the midthirteenth century and circulated widely in learned circles. The work is now accessible to a broad audience of readers interested in medieval history, women's studies, and premodern systems of medical thought and practice.
Comprehensive preparation for Organic Chemistry and Biology. From very simple concepts to GAMSAT-level practice questions. Skills, strategies and hundreds of practice questions with worked solutions. For the first time, your enclosed online access card with PIN not only gives access to hundreds of MCQs with worked solutions, but now also provides one-year online access to over 100 helpful, topical videos. Book 3 from the 3-book Gold Standard GAMSAT Set.
This title includes proceedings of the First International Symposium on Inhibitory Factors in the Regulation of Hematopoiesis, Paris (France), 26-28 April 1987.
Most people walk past the plaque on 89 Park Street, Bristol, without giving a second thought to the man it commemorates. And yet, Dr William Budd, who was a true pioneer and was to become Bristol's most distinguished physician, made an immense contribution to medicine and to the life of the city. Born in Devon, he moved to Bristol in 1841, working at St Peter's Hospital and the Infirmary where he cared for patients during typhoid and cholera epidemics, for which there was no cure. He was able to identify how these deadly diseases spread, seeing at first hand the insanitary hovels of Lewins Mead and elsewhere in the city, and realising the need for preventive measures. An early director of the Bristol Waterworks Company, William Budd was the moving force behind ensuring a clean water supply, one of the first essentials in combating water-born disease. Several major epidemics of infection diseases swept through nineteenth-century Britain, killing indiscriminately and showing no respect for age or social class. For years, Budd fought to change misguided orthodoxies in the medical professional which denied the contagious nature of these killer diseases. When the 1866 cholera epidemic reached Bristol, much reduced death figures showed that he had largely won the grim fight to improve the nation's health.
The second edition of this biography of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer has been updated to include documents discovered since the work was originally written, including the letters between Schweitzer and Helene Bresslau written during the ten years before their marriage. This correspondence tells of a complicated love story and throws a completely new light on Schweitzer's personality and the genesis of his decision to go to Africa. The author's ongoing research has also included more recently released documents from the State Department regarding Schweitzer's battle with the United States Atomic Energy Commission to halt H-bomb tests.
How well are the French? What are the most important health-related issues for children of under 15 years of age, for young and older adults, for the elderly? What geographically and socially based inequalities affect health status? How can patients and users of the health care system -- members of the public -- be brought into the making of decisions that affect them in this literally vital field? Is our health care system well organised? And is it working in an efficient and democratic way? How are questions of resource allocation settled? This is the third in a series of official reports (the previous ones were published in 1994 and 1998) compiled by the High Committee on Public Health to analyse health status in the country, with an in-depth review of the strengths and weaknesses of the system as a whole. This report combines a critical analysis of the current health care system with a review of key current and projected health-related issues, focusing on public health targets identified from as broad and all-inclusive a perspective as possible.
Transplanting hands -- a model of composite tissue grafting -- began in Lyons in November 1998 with the transplant of one hand and then, in January 2000, of two, both with the support of the Merieux Foundation. Advances in immunosuppression made possible some unusual transplants of tissue, such as bones, knee-joints, femurs and larynx. From these stemmed the first attempts to transplant hands. This book looks at the long-term results of reattaching hands that have been accidentally amputated. It reviews all the problems -- technical, immunological, nervous, functional and psychological -- that surgeons encountered during and after the transplants. Surgeons, transplant experts, immunologists, dermatologists, psychiatrists, neurophysiologists, physiotherapists and re-education experts will also find here answers to their ethical and legal questions about removing tissue from donors, as well as information about composite tissue grafts in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In the early 1950s scientists became aware of the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet on health, after a survey carried out in Italy and in Greece that showed for the first time the relationship between diet and one of the highest life expectancies in the world. The main characteristic of the Mediterranean diet is its low lipid and unsaturated fatty acid content, essentially related to the consumption of olive oil. It is also based on the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and cereals. This work, addressed to a wide public of professionals working in the field of food -- scientists, physicians, dieticians, public health and prevention policy decision-makers, researchers in agrofood industry -- summarises in detail the basic principles of this simple and balanced diet. This work, co-ordinated by a team of researchers and physicians from the Montpellier agricultural science research centre (Agropolis), broadens the nutrition field and also includes the agricultural production mode and the technologies used in the agrofood industry. It offers an original multidisciplinary approach and proposes a complete synthesis on a fascinating subject for all and sundry.
With more than 1,000 study and review questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the Physical Therapist Assistant Board Examination provides the practice you need to succeed on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for Physical Therapist Assistants. Questions simulate the format of the NPTE, in terms of content and the proportional breakdown of topics, and include rationales along with page references to physical therapy textbooks. Written by physical therapy specialist Brad Fortinberry, this book also includes a companion website offering unlimited test-taking practice plus instant feedback. 1,385 multiple-choice questions reflect the format, content, and proportional question breakdown of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) as well as the terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Review and study features address the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant, focusing on the clinical application of knowledge, concepts, and principles necessary in providing safe and effective patient care consistent with best practice, and include system-specific questions on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, integumentary, and other systems. Practice tests mimic the NPTE, helping you prepare for the NPTE with confidence. Electronic test-taking option enables students to create an unlimited number of unique practice tests, and receive instant feedback for answers. Rationales for correct answers include textbook references to help in preparing for the certification exam. Timed format for sample tests simulates the actual examination experience and strengthens your prioritization and time-management skills. Content experts provide knowledge and insight across every specialty area covered on the exam, for a reliable, well-rounded review.
In this concise summary and introduction, Michaela Gloeckler presents the therapeutic spectrum of anthroposophic medicine - its scientific basis, diagnostic methods and potential for practice. She gives numerous practical examples of its application and suggestions for treating patients at home. Anthroposophic medicine is an integrative system that combines scientific training and practice with a spiritual understanding of the human being. It seeks primarily to stimulate self-healing powers, directly supporting recovery processes and innate capacities of resistance. Anthroposophic physicians - registered general practitioners and specialists in all fields - utilize the knowledge and skills of conventional treatments as well as anthroposophic and homoeopathic medicines, external applications, and eurythmy, art and physical therapies. Michaela Gloeckler describes the current status of anthroposophic medicine whilst raising awareness of the social dimension of illness and health to address issues of fate and destiny and to show what individuals can do for their own and other people's health. She reflects on Rudolf Steiner's call to 'make the health system democratic' and clarifies why scientific pluralism of methods and freedom of therapy are essential for the further development of the healthcare system and a modern understanding of disease.
People in general are concerned about the health of themselves and their families, but they lack reliable access to health knowledge. In order to ensure that people get accurate medical knowledge, dissemination of such knowledge by medical professionals is advocated. This is the basis of medical communication. This book covers the theoretical model of medical communication, explains the differences from medical science popularization and health communication, and from the perspective of medical practice, provides many examples to illustrate the practical application and significance of medical communication. It is hoped that this book will attract more people to join the team of medical communicators, pass the correct medical knowledge to the public, and ultimately the incidence and mortality of diseases can be reduced and the health level of people improved.
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