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The Year Of Facing Fire - A Memoir (Paperback): Helena Kriel The Year Of Facing Fire - A Memoir (Paperback)
Helena Kriel
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 12 working days

South African born-and-raised Hollywood screenwriter Helena Kriel is researching the ancient text of the Kama Sutra for a movie she’s writing. At the same time, she is travelling to India to meet with sages and find answers to the universal challenges of sex and love. While searching for love in her doomed relationships, little does she know she will find her answers in caring for her dying brother, Evan, in South Africa.

Set in the mid-1990s, South Africa is just emerging from the darkness of apartheid and bursting with vibrant chaos. The story zooms in on an intense year in the narrator’s life. It centres around the lively and eccentric South African Kriel family: Maya, the combative but inspired mother; Lexi, the sister recently returned from living in a temple in India; Ross, the younger brother diving with sharks; and Helena, the narrator, herself on a journey to understand love and death. At the heart of the story is Evan, her terminally ill 30-year-old gay brother, who has been keeping his illness a shameful secret. Conscious, sensitive, terrified and trying to hang onto sanity as his world changes, Evan becomes paralysed then finally goes blind as death draws ever closer. But it is Evan who leads the family through the fire.

In living through her brother’s fight to stay alive, the narrator finds herself at the heart of a savage story, one she would not have chosen. How could she know when she set out to India to find ancient solutions to the modern problems of our age that her brother’s approaching death would be her greatest teacher? How could she imagine that dying brings everything to life?

The Year Of Facing Fire is an astoundingly written memoir by one of South Africa’s finest writers. It traverses universal themes including love, death and sex, and finds value in the ordinary and great beauty in the uncertain.

How The Brain Lost Its Mind - Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness (Hardcover, Main): Allan Ropper, Brian David... How The Brain Lost Its Mind - Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness (Hardcover, Main)
Allan Ropper, Brian David Burrell 1
R448 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R83 (19%) Shipped within 15 - 20 working days

'Hugely entertaining' Guardian 'Fascinating' Mail on Sunday In 1882, Jean-Martin Charcot was the premiere physician in Paris, having just established a neurology clinic at the infamous Salpetriere Hospital, a place that was called a 'grand asylum of human misery'. Assessing the dismal conditions, he quickly upgraded the facilities, and in doing so, revolutionized the treatment of mental illness. Many of Charcot's patients had neurosyphilis (the advanced form of syphilis), a disease of mad poets, novelists, painters, and musicians, and a driving force behind the overflow of patients in Europe's asylums. A sexually transmitted disease, it is known as 'the great imitator' since its symptoms resemble those of almost any biological disease or mental illness. It is also the perfect lens through which to peel back the layers to better understand the brain and the mind. Yet, Charcot's work took a bizarre turn when he brought mesmerism - hypnotism - into his clinic, abandoning his pursuit of the biological basis of illness in favour of the far sexier and theatrical treatment of female 'hysterics', whose symptoms mimic those seen in brain disease, but were elusive in origin. This and a general fear of contagion set the stage for Sigmund Freud, whose seductive theory, Freudian analysis, brought sex and hysteria onto the psychiatrist couch, leaving the brain behind. How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? The real issue remains: where should neurology and psychiatry converge to explore not just the brain, but the nature of the human psyche?

Lucky Lupin (Paperback): Charlie Mortimer Lucky Lupin (Paperback)
Charlie Mortimer 1
R223 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R27 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Lucky Lupin is a poignant yet light-hearted story of survival against the odds, based on Charlie Mortimer's life with HIV/Aids during the early years (1984-1996), when there was neither treatment nor cure. Using a combination of good luck, gallows humour, Fray Bentos pies and copious quantities of Solpadeine, Charlie survived not only the illness but the hysteria that accompanied the so-called 'gay plague'. Anyone infected became a social pariah; had the local launderette got word of his illness they wouldn't have washed his sheets but burnt them. Whilst taking full responsibility for the consequences of his behaviour - 'The fact is you don't get AIDS from watching telly' - Charlie initially took to the sofa and prepared for death, but, in time, he found the inner strength required to confront his fatal diagnosis, becoming, among other things, an antiques dealer and contemporary art collector. With blistering and often hilarious candour Charlie also recounts his childhood where he developed a passion for cars, cultivated by his adventurous mother 'Nidnod', his dizzying array of careers and somewhat curious domestic arrangements including the 'adoption' of a bank robber for twelve years. He also confronts head on his experiences of coming to terms with confused sexuality, addiction, epilepsy and clinical depression before finding lasting contentment. Praise for Dear Lupin: 'As well as being the funniest book I've read in ages, it's also extremely touching. A delight then, on every front.' The Spectator 'Very, very funny.' Sunday Times 'Wry, trenchant, often extremely funny, but also charmingly forbearing and forgiving.' Country Life

South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey 2017 (Paperback): Simbayi LC, Zuma K,... South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey 2017 (Paperback)
Simbayi LC, Zuma K, Zungu N
R195 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 8 - 14 working days

The 2017 HIV and Health Study is the fifth wave of a series of cross-sectional surveys undertaken by a research consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) every few years. The consortium includes local researchers from the South African Medical Research Council, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Global Clinical & Viral Laboratories, University of Cape Town and international researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNAIDS, and UNICEF. The report includes novel methodologies, innovative research and important advances in assessment that provide a crucial reference in one book to all working on HIV in South Africa and globally. This study is key in maintaining surveillance of HIV infection and behaviour in South Africa, and to obtain a better understanding of factors driving the HIV epidemic. The South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey, 2017 is crucial for government, policy makers and all stakeholders who work towards reducing the HIV epidemic in the country and reaching the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. It is a must-read for researchers who want to understand the HIV dynamics in South Africa.

Adult Hiv/AIDS Treatment Pocket Guide 2016 (Paperback, Adult Hiv/AIDS Treatment Pocke ed.): John G. Bartlett, Joel E. Gallant,... Adult Hiv/AIDS Treatment Pocket Guide 2016 (Paperback, Adult Hiv/AIDS Treatment Pocke ed.)
John G. Bartlett, Joel E. Gallant, Paul Pham
R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Viral Storm - The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Paperback): Nathan D. Wolfe The Viral Storm - The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Paperback)
Nathan D. Wolfe
R314 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R93 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In The Viral Storm award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe - known as 'the Indiana Jones of virus hunters' for his work in jungles and rain forests across the world - shows the threat of a global pandemic is greater than we have ever imagined. The Viral Storm examines how viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu have almost wiped us out in the past - and may do so in the future. It explores why modern life makes us so vulnerable to global pandemics, and what new technologies can do to prevent them. Wolfe's provocative vision may leave you feeling distinctly uncomfortable - but it will reveal exactly what it is we are up against. Nathan Wolfe is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University and Director of Global Viral Forecasting, a pandemic early warning system which monitors the spillover of novel infectious agents from animals into humans. Wolfe has been published in or profiled by Nature, Science, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Forbes and many others. Wolfe was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in 1997 and was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) International Research Scientist Development Award in 1999 and the prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2005. Reviews: 'An excellent piece of scientific gothic, rich in descriptions of the threat we face from emerging viruses' Nature 'Part autobiography, part warning ... enthralling' BBC Focus 'Quietly terrifying ... It's hard not to feel a bit feverish at times while reading' Boston Globe 'Wolfe has an important story to tell and as a virologist at the forefront of pandemic forecasting, he is the perfect person to tell it. He explains the science clearly and never stoops to sensationalism - the evidence of our increasing vulnerability to pandemics speaks for itself' Guardian 'The plague-ridden future imagined by this authoritative, measured, yet gripping book is extremely alarming' Sunday Times 'Nathan Wolfe is saving the world from near-inevitable pandemic ... a kick-ass book' Mary Roach, author of Stiff 'The world's most prominent virus hunter' New Yorker 'A good place to start preparing for what might come' New Humanist

Handbook of Disease Causing Microbes (Hardcover): Jaishree Paul Handbook of Disease Causing Microbes (Hardcover)
Jaishree Paul
R2,384 Discovery Miles 23 840 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Clinical Cases in Infections and Infestations of the Skin (Paperback): Robert A. Norman, WIlliam Eng Clinical Cases in Infections and Infestations of the Skin (Paperback)
Robert A. Norman, WIlliam Eng
R1,636 R966 Discovery Miles 9 660 Save R670 (41%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This clinical case book serves as a useful guide for dermatologists, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, and anyone else charged with the care of infectious diseases of the skin of parasitic, fungal, bacterial, and viral origin. The case-based format distinguishes this work from a reference-style textbook, allowing readers to relate the presented cases to their own practice. Clinical Cases in Infections and Infestations of the Skin provides help and insight for clinicians in managing skin disease, with each chapter serving as a springboard for further pursuit and more extensive training. The reader will find useful information and tools to help patients and will enable readers to add to their current clinical regimens by becoming familiar with healing systems beyond medical dermatology. The book will enable those new to the field to develop a literacy and competence in the management of infectious dermatology. For the more experienced learner, it will assist in finding new ways to sharpen diagnostic and treatment acumens.

Understanding Infection Prevention & Control (Paperback): Sheheen Mehtar Understanding Infection Prevention & Control (Paperback)
Sheheen Mehtar
R506 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R93 (18%) Shipped within 8 - 12 working days

Infection prevention and control play a significant part in containing the spread of disease. Increased resistance to antimicrobials and the rapid spread of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, swine flu, SARS and avian flu has highlighted the need for good IPC measures in both the healthcare setting and at home.

Understanding Infection Prevention & Control is a comprehensive compendium of IPC processes that can be applied to all countries. The text embraces the recent developments and recommendations in IPC from international authorities, such as the World Health Organization.

It is an ideal study and teaching tool and will serve as a reference book for healthcare systems planners who wish to understand IPC and strengthen systems.

Endotoxin in Health and Disease (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Helmut Brade Endotoxin in Health and Disease (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Helmut Brade
R6,929 Discovery Miles 69 290 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Offering a basis for further research into the interactions of hosts and pathogens, this work gathers up-to-date findings, and details basic structures, functions and immunology. It provides descriptions of a variety of experimental endotoxin neutralizing agents, as well as a guide to clinical research initiatives and the latest treatments.

Intraocular Inflammation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Manfred Zierhut, Shigiaki Ohno, Fernando Orefice, Carlos E. Pavesio,... Intraocular Inflammation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Manfred Zierhut, Shigiaki Ohno, Fernando Orefice, Carlos E. Pavesio, Narsing A. Rao
R6,371 R5,651 Discovery Miles 56 510 Save R720 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This well-structured and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive reference on intraocular inflammation that encompasses all anatomic forms, settings and etiologies. Individual sections are devoted to uveitis associated with systemic disorders, uveitis syndromes restricted to the eye, bacterial uveitis, viral uveitis, fungal uveitis, parasitic uveitis, uveitis caused by other microbes, traumatic uveitis, and masquerade syndromes. Chapters on the different forms of uveitis are in a homogeneous reader-friendly format, with identification of core messages, explanation of etiology and pathogenesis, up-to-date information on diagnostics and differential diagnosis and guidance on the most appropriate forms of treatment and prognosis. Helpful flow charts are included to assist in identification of potential underlying disorders and the reader will also have online access to one hundred informative case reports demonstrating the different courses of intraocular inflammation. The authors are world experts keen to share their vast experience with the reader. Intraocular Inflammation will be a valuable resource for all physicians who deal with patients with inflammatory eye disease.

Primary Aids Care (Paperback, 3rd ed): Clive Evian Primary Aids Care (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Clive Evian
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Shipped within 11 - 14 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.

Surviving HIV/AIDS in the Inner City - How Resourceful Latinas Beat the Odds (Paperback): Sabrina Marie Chase Surviving HIV/AIDS in the Inner City - How Resourceful Latinas Beat the Odds (Paperback)
Sabrina Marie Chase
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"In this original and interdisciplinary book, Chase illuminates the unequal treatment faced by the Puerto Rican women she studied and creates compassion for the hardships they faced." -Michele Tracey Berger, author of The Intersectional Approach Surviving HIV/AIDS in the Inner City explores the survival strategies of poor, HIV-positive Puerto Rican women by asking four key questions: Given their limited resources, how did they manage an illness as serious as HIV/AIDS? Did they look for alternatives to conventional medical treatment? Did the challenges they faced deprive them of self-determination, or could they help themselves and each other? What can we learn from these resourceful women? Based on her work with minority women living in Newark, New Jersey, Sabrina Marie Chase illuminates the hidden traps and land mines burdening our urban health care system. For the women she studied, alliances with doctors, nurses, and social workers could literally mean the difference between life and death. By applying the theories of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu to the day-to-day experiences of HIV-positive Latinas, Chase explains why some struggled and even died while others flourished and occasionally thrived under difficult conditions. These gripping, true-life stories reveal the strategies utilized by the chronically ill among us who depend on the health care "safety net." Through her exploration of life and death among Newark's resourceful women, Chase provides the groundwork for transforming our ailing urban health care system. SABRINA MARIE CHASE is a medical anthropologist specializing in family medicine and racial and ethnic health care disparities. She is a health care researcher at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. A volume in the Studies in Medical Anthropology series, edited by Mac Marshall

Case Studies in Neurological Infections of Adults and Children (Paperback): Tom Solomon, Benedict D. Michael, Alastair Miller,... Case Studies in Neurological Infections of Adults and Children (Paperback)
Tom Solomon, Benedict D. Michael, Alastair Miller, Rachel Kneen
R1,033 R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Save R250 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The global burden of neurological infectious diseases is huge. Sometimes the diagnosis is straightforward. On other occasions it may be difficult, especially because of the overlap with inflammatory neurological conditions. Delays or missed diagnoses can have devastating consequences for patients. This book brings together adult and pediatric clinical cases in neurological infection and inflammation, including important conditions for both developed countries and resource-poor settings. Clinical case studies are recognized as a useful learning tool for clinicians at all stages in their careers. Each real case works through the history, examination, and investigation findings to the diagnosis and treatment pathway. This is followed by discussion of the key issues, with the inclusion of historical or quirky facts. Many cases are supported online by a certified post-case quiz, testing the reader's clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, and problem-solving.

Prevent and control infection - For safer healthcare practice (Paperback, 2nd): L. Zaidy, N. Swart Prevent and control infection - For safer healthcare practice (Paperback, 2nd)
L. Zaidy, N. Swart
R415 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R71 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 12 working days

First, do no harm ...Safe practice is a primary objective in healthcare. Safety lies at the heart of the way each procedure is performed, and is at the heart of what each student learns. One simple way to improve the safety of each patient interaction is to improve infection control practices. This alone can significantly reduce healthcare-related infections, reduce neonatal mortality and save countless millions of rands on hospital days. Infection control is part of the core curriculum of every healthcare qualification and is the responsibility of everyone in the healthcare environment. Incorrect or inadequate procedures and processes endanger both the patient and the healthcare professional. Prevent and control infection for safer healthcare practice contains all the information needed to empower the professional to understand and implement good infection control practices. The book includes content on basic microbiology, disinfection and sterilisation procedures, clinical practice and procedures, housekeeping and even infection control in the home-based care setting.

Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Paperback): Mary Spongberg Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Paperback)
Mary Spongberg
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"An interesting book for anyone who is interested in the history of venereal disease. It provides some interesting facts to consider about women and venereal disease and makes the reader aware that women have taken a bad rap for many centuries and that bad rap is slowly being transferred to the gays in this age of AIDS. Recommended for all academic and medical libraries."
"--AIDS Book Review Journal"

In 1497 the local council of a small town in Scotland issued an order that all light women--women suspected of prostitution-- be branded with a hot iron on their face. In late eighteenth- century England, the body of the prostitute became almost synonymous with venereal disease as doctors drew up detailed descriptions of the abnormal and degenerate traits of fallen women. Throughout much of history, popular and medical knowledge has held women, especially promiscuous women, as the source of venereal disease. In Feminizing Venereal Disease, Mary Spongberg provides a critical examination of this practice by examining the construction of venereal disease in 19th century Britain.

Spongberg argues that despite the efforts of doctors to treat medicine as a pure science, medical knowledge was greatly influenced by cultural assumptions and social and moral codes. By revealing the symbolic importance of the prostitute as the source of social disease in Victorian England, Spongberg presents a forceful argument about the gendering of nineteenth- century medicine. In a fascinating use of history to enlighten contemporary discourse, the book concludes with a compelling discussion of the impact of Victorian notions of the body on current discussions of HIV/AIDS, arguing that AIDS, likesyphilis in the nineteenth century, has become a feminized disease.

Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Hardcover, New): Mary... Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Hardcover, New)
Mary Spongberg
R1,963 Discovery Miles 19 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1497 the local council of a small town in Scotland issued an order that all light women--women suspected of prostitution-- be branded with a hot iron on their face. In late eighteenth- century England, the body of the prostitute became almost synonymous with venereal disease as doctors drew up detailed descriptions of the abnormal and degenerate traits of fallen women. Throughout much of history, popular and medical knowledge has held women, especially promiscuous women, as the source of venereal disease. In Feminizing Venereal Disease, Mary Spongberg provides a critical examination of this practice by examining the construction of venereal disease in 19th century Britain.

Spongberg argues that despite the efforts of doctors to treat medicine as a pure science, medical knowledge was greatly influenced by cultural assumptions and social and moral codes. By revealing the symbolic importance of the prostitute as the source of social disease in Victorian England, Spongberg presents a forceful argument about the gendering of nineteenth- century medicine. In a fascinating use of history to enlighten contemporary discourse, the book concludes with a compelling discussion of the impact of Victorian notions of the body on current discussions of HIV/AIDS, arguing that AIDS, like syphilis in the nineteenth century, has become a feminized disease.

Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Rachel L. Chin, Bradley W. Frazee, Zlatan Coralic Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Rachel L. Chin, Bradley W. Frazee, Zlatan Coralic
R2,566 R1,917 Discovery Miles 19 170 Save R649 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Diagnosis and management of infectious disease are among the most common and challenging aspects of emergency practice. Ranging from surgical treatment of a minor skin abscess to recognition of a rare tropical disease in a returning traveler to rapid resuscitation of a patient in septic shock, these problems will be familiar to every practicing acute care provider. Written by both infectious disease experts and practicing emergency physicians, this book is designed specifically for the acute care provider. It covers the most important pathogens and the most common clinical syndromes, organized by system and by special patient populations. The book features a comprehensive narrative, as well as high-yield tables covering key points on diagnosis and treatment. High quality color photographs assist with visual diagnosis. This book provides an invaluable resource for every practicing clinician who confronts the spectrum of infectious disease in the acute care setting.

The Aids Conspiracy - Science Fights Back (Paperback): Nicoli Nattrass The Aids Conspiracy - Science Fights Back (Paperback)
Nicoli Nattrass
R83 R66 Discovery Miles 660 Save R17 (20%) Shipped within 8 - 14 working days

Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced as to the origins of the disease. In this compelling book, Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors prolonging the erroneous belief that the American government manufactured the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to be used as a biological weapon, as well as the myth’s consequences for behavior, especially within African American and black South African communities.

Contemporary AIDS denialism, the belief that HIV is harmless and that antiretroviral drugs are the true cause of AIDS, is a more insidious AIDS conspiracy theory. Advocates of this position make a “conspiratorial move” against HIV science by implying its methods cannot be trusted, and that untested, alternative therapies are safer than antiretrovirals. These claims are genuinely life-threatening, as tragically demonstrated in South Africa when the delay of antiretroviral treatment resulted in nearly 333,000 AIDS deaths and 180,000 HIV infections thatcould have been prevented – a tragedy of stunning proportion.

Nattrass identifies four symbolically powerful figures ensuring the lifespan of AIDS denialism: the hero scientist (dissident scientists who lend credibility to the movement), the cultropreneur (alternative therapists who exploit the conspiratorial move as a marketing mechanism), the living icon (individuals who claim to be living proof of AIDS denialism’s legitimacy), and the praise-singer (journalists who broadcast movement messages to the public). Nattrass describes how pro-science activists have fought back by deploying empirical evidence and political credibility to resist AIDS conspiracy theories, which is part of the crucial project to defend evidence-based medicine.

Model Programs for Adolescent Sexual Health - Evidence-based HIV, STI and Pregnancy Prevention Interventions (Paperback):... Model Programs for Adolescent Sexual Health - Evidence-based HIV, STI and Pregnancy Prevention Interventions (Paperback)
Josefina J. Card, Tabitha Benner
R1,713 Discovery Miles 17 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Model Programs for Adolescent Sexual Health" is a directory of the most promising and proven effective sexual education and prevention programs in the United States. The programs included in this volume were selected for their demonstrated positive impact on STI, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS-related risk behaviors by a group of eminent HIV/AIDS expert scientists.

The programs also show effective prevention strategies aimed at a variety of ages (children, adolescents, college students); a variety of ethnic and cultural orientations (Latino, African-American, GLBT, and more); and for use in a variety of settings (schools, community settings, medical clinics, and more).

The following information is provided for each program listed in the directory:
The Program Abstract summarizes the program, including its target clientele, site, approach, components, length, staffing requirements, program materials, and implementation costs The Program Rationale and History explains how the program was designed, and its underlying theoretical framework and assumptions Program Schedule explains the goals and activities of each program session Program Materials explains the necessary materials needed to implement the program (note that not all materials are included in this directory; however all can be ordered from Sociometrics) How to Implement the Program explains the ground rules and other necessary steps prior to implementation Evaluating the Program explains how the program was evaluated for its effectiveness

Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): John C Hall Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
John C Hall
R3,259 R2,901 Discovery Miles 29 010 Save R358 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

As the number of surviving immune suppressed patients continues to rise, skin manifestations of patients have become increasingly important. AIDS patients, and renal, heart, liver, bone marrow, and lung transplant patients are now living longer and immunosuppressive drugs are being used more frequently. Diabetes is rising in the US and around the world, offering its own unique brand of immune suppressed skin diseases. The skin may be the earliest sign of these conditions and be the organ showing the most profound, earliest, and treatment limiting side effects. Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised is the most comprehensive book on the topic available. It elucidates the signs of immune suppressed skin diseases to afford early diagnosis and management of this ever-increasing diverse group of illnesses. Organized for easy access, this book will be an essential resource for residents and fellows in dermatology and infectious diseases medical professionals.

Leprosy - A Practical Guide (Hardcover, 2012): Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone Leprosy - A Practical Guide (Hardcover, 2012)
Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone
R3,959 R3,212 Discovery Miles 32 120 Save R747 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Leprosy (Hansen s disease) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is one of the most disabling disorders in developing countries, with a peak incidence in the tropics and subtropics. With globalization, leprosy is now increasingly spreading to the western world. The impact of this infectious disorder is relevant for the human community due to its transmissible nature, and also important for the individual because of its debilitating consequences. Leprosy is a multifaceted systemic disease with variable presentation and clinical picture. Its identification may therefore not be straightforward, especially outside endemic areas. During its chronic course, leprosy is characterized by acute phases during which there may be exacerbation of symptoms and rapid progression of damage. When leprosy affects the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, it can represent a true medical emergency. The aim of this book is to make the reader familiar with the characteristic signs of disease, including abnormalities of the skin, nerves, eyes, hands, feet, testes, and bone. Early identification of the disease is critical to prevent patient disability and establish appropriate therapy. Emphasis will be given to the current diagnostic tools to identify and quantify the organ damage, including electrophysiology, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, laboratory tests, and histopathology. Specific topics such as leprosy and pregnancy, leprosy and HIV infection, epidemiology, and leprosy control will also be covered.

The Radiology of AIDS (Hardcover, UK ed.): A. Banerjee The Radiology of AIDS (Hardcover, UK ed.)
A. Banerjee
R366 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R55 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Radiology of AIDS is aimed at candidates for postgraduate examinations in all specialities and especially those doctors with some training in HIV disease who need to assess their knowledge of the subject. This book is particularly applicable to candidates for postgraduate examinations in radiology.

Prostatitis and Its Management - Concepts and Recommendations for Clinical Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Tommaso Cai,... Prostatitis and Its Management - Concepts and Recommendations for Clinical Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Tommaso Cai, Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen
R2,179 R1,772 Discovery Miles 17 720 Save R407 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the current and emerging management of prostatitis, from diagnosis to therapy. It addresses all clinical aspects of the prostatitis syndrome and equips the reader with all the information needed to offer a tailored therapy. Furthermore, clinical implications of the disease are analyzed and discussed, with particular attention to andrological complications (infertility) and the possible link between prostatitis and prostate cancer. Special consideration is also given to contemporary aspects of prostatitis management relating to antibiotic stewardship and elevated PSA, bearing in mind that thoughtless treatment of prostatitis represents malpractice and sometimes even a forensic issue. The final chapter comprising questions and answers will be valuable for quick consultation in everyday clinical practice. This book will be a truly practical guide for physicians involved in the diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients suspected of having prostatitis and will also serve as a ready source of information for all physicians who occasionally see prostatitis patients.

Infection control made easy (Paperback): Ansie Minnaar Infection control made easy (Paperback)
Ansie Minnaar
R218 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 12 working days

Infection control is a vital part of risk management in any health service environment - and is the responsibility of all health professionals, particularly when new diseases are continually emerging. Health professionals therefore need access to accurate, up-to-date information in order to contain infections and protect themselves against infective diseases infection control made easy - A hospital guide for health professionals provides a practical, accessible set of principles and guidelines which will improve the quality of patient care in hospitals and be an invaluable asset to all health professionals.

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