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Porth's Pathophysiology - Concepts of Altered Health States (Hardcover, Tenth, International Edition): Tommie L. Norris Porth's Pathophysiology - Concepts of Altered Health States (Hardcover, Tenth, International Edition)
Tommie L. Norris; Edited by Rupa Lalchandani
R1,854 Discovery Miles 18 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 10th edition of Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States continues a legacy of excellence by providing comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage designed to help grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. The book's unique emphasis on "concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. The Tenth Edition maintains its comprehensive depth with over 1,100 illustrations to show students the complex pathophysiology. In addition, over 40 advanced 3D narrated animations that address the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders, engaging unit-opening case studies that reinforce critical thinking and set the tone for the content to come, and a wide range of built-in study tools. Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States is designed to make pathophysiology an exciting exploration that relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease, as well as the body's remarkable ability to compensate for these changes. Indeed, it is these changes that represent the signs and symptoms of disease. Students develop a strong understanding of pathophysiology concepts with the easy-to-follow narrative that builds concepts on one another, defines words as content is presented, and reviews concepts from physiology, biochemistry, physics, and other sciences along the way. Key Features of 10E: *NEW* A new unit on Emergency Medicine . The new chapters in this section are: Bioterrorism, Emergency Psychological Issues, Burns, and Shock. The purpose of this unit is to introduce pathophysiology issues that appear in an Emergency Room or Emergency situation and are not covered elsewhere in the book. *NEW* Unfolding Patient Stories: This edition includes even more cases studies with the introduction of unfolding vSim vignettes called Unfolding Patient Stories. It is not necessary to have a vSim product to use this feature. These unfolding vignettes are designed to start conversations in the classroom by using vSim patients in the book. The vignettes are completely standalone cases but if a school is using vSim then student will be familiar with the patient. Unit opener Case Studies: Prepare for clinical practice with 14 unit-opening case studies that put a real face on pathophysiology and help you relate the clinical presentation to the underlying pathophysiology. Full-color Art: Increase your understanding of key concepts with the full-color art program comprised of over 1,100 illustrations showing the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes. Review exercises: Reinforce your understanding of key content with chapter-ending review exercises. Objectives and Summaries: Deepen your understanding by pausing and reviewing salient points using the easily-identified section-opening Objectives and section-ending Summaries . Key Concept Boxes: Retain and apply text information using the information in the boxes help you incorporate key information into a larger conceptual unit, rather than memorizing a string of related and unrelated facts. Lab References : Easily access useful references including lists of common suffixes and prefixes, normal laboratory values in both conventional and SI units, and a comprehensive glossary. Animations: Master the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders with over 40 advanced 3D narrated animations.

De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed): S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed)
S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu
R330 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R51 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Now in its eleventh edition, De Haan’s Health of Southern Africa has been updated so that it is aligned with new as well as legacy nursing qualifications, and remains a ‘must-have’ source of information.

Text on the Sustainable Development Goals, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control practices surrounding Ebola have been added. The three chapters on environmental health have been revised and strengthened. All content focuses on the situation in southern Africa and the local burden of disease.

Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology - Essentials for Clinical Practice (Paperback): Nancy C. Tkacs, Linda L. Herrmann,... Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology - Essentials for Clinical Practice (Paperback)
Nancy C. Tkacs, Linda L. Herrmann, Randall L. Johnson
R2,392 Discovery Miles 23 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Specifically designed for future health care providers who will diagnose, manage, and prescribe.This advanced physiology and pathophysiology text is designed to address the specific learning needs of future nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced health care providers caring for patients across the lifespan. Focusing on practical applications of physiology, it facilitates in-depth understanding of important pathophysiological concepts as they relate to major disorders commonly seen in clinical practice and includes comprehensive pediatric and geriatric considerations. This knowledge is crucial to providing the foundation required to be an informed and confident clinical decision maker. The author team includes experienced clinicians and educators: nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, doctors of pharmacy, physicians, and basic scientists. This collaboration has produced a text that carefully details and richly illustrates the cellular structure and function of each organ system and mechanisms of associated major clinical disorders. Uniquely interweaving aspects of organ function during healthy states with disease-associated changes, the text emphasizes and extends the basic science foundation to practical clinical applications. The text promotes a deep understanding of cellular function in health and disease that provides the bedrock knowledge required to master pharmacology for prescriptive practice. Equally important, the solid foundation of applied pathophysiological mechanisms offered in this text prepares the student clinician to care for patients with a broad variety of disorders. This resource not only provides a deep dive into pathophysiology, but it also examines WHY patients often present with particular symptoms, the rationale for ordering specific diagnostic tests and interpretation of results, and common management strategies that proceed from the underlying pathophysiology. Key Features: Designed explicitly to build a foundation for pharmacology and clinical courses that lead to successful clinical practice and prescribing Includes comprehensive lifespan considerations with key insights from specialists in pediatric and geriatric pathophysiology Provides a complete chapter on the basic principles of genetics and genomics with coverage of genetic variations, assessment, and genomics woven throughout the book Integrates thought questions and case studies to promote discussion and synthesis of information Offers a unique Bridge to Clinical Practice in each chapter to translate science to patient care Includes more than 500 images to illustrate complex scientific concepts Provides access to the fully searchable ebook, including student ancillaries on Springer Publishing Connect Offers robust instructor resources, including instructor manual, test bank, PowerPoint lectures for each chapter, image bank, and more!

Molecular Diagnostics (Paperback): Anthony Warford, Nadege Presneau Molecular Diagnostics (Paperback)
Anthony Warford, Nadege Presneau
R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most notable trends in biomedical science in recent years has been the increasing use of molecular techniques as part of the diagnosis of disease. As such, there is a growing need for students to understand the technological basis of molecular analysis and to have a comprehensive appreciation of their use in diagnosis. Combining coverage of molecular techniques with their application to diagnostic pathology, this book provides students with a thorough and up to date appreciation of the scope of molecular analysis, the principles of the technology used, and thematic diagnostic application. As part of the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series, the book provides a unique blend of theory and practice, featuring a range of learning features to help students assimilate the information presented quickly and effectively. It will be relevant to undergraduate students on a wide variety of biomedical pathways, cutting across traditional discipline boundaries to provide a unified overview of molecular diagnostics.

Handbook of Disease Causing Microbes (Hardcover): Jaishree Paul Handbook of Disease Causing Microbes (Hardcover)
Jaishree Paul
R2,748 Discovery Miles 27 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Pathology of the Maxillofacial Bones - A Guide to Diagnosis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Pieter J. Slootweg Pathology of the Maxillofacial Bones - A Guide to Diagnosis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Pieter J. Slootweg
R3,492 R2,886 Discovery Miles 28 860 Save R606 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is divided into 3 main sections: cysts and odontogenic tumors (lesions related to the dentition); fibro-osseous lesions and giant cell lesions, which are unique to the maxillofacial skeleton; and bone lesions, which also occur in other parts of the body. Individual diseases are described with a special emphasis on histomorphological aspects. Some lesions may pose considerable diagnostic problems due to shared microscopical features and the authors' aim is to provide reliable diagnostic guidelines for the surgical pathologist who has to deal with specimens from this area. The majority of the currently available textbooks on head and neck pathology are mainly devoted to soft tissue lesions, paying less attention to the pathology of the diseases that involve the hard tissues. Texts on general skeletal pathology cannot address this gap, as the maxillofacial skeleton differs from the bones elsewhere in the body in several respects. Therefore, the book discusses both bone disorders that are restricted to the head and neck, and diseases that also occur in the extragnathic skeleton.

Kidney Cancer - Principles and Practice (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015): Primo N. Lara, Eric Jonasch Kidney Cancer - Principles and Practice (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015)
Primo N. Lara, Eric Jonasch
R3,795 R2,925 Discovery Miles 29 250 Save R870 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kidney Cancer: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary textbook that encompasses all clinically relevant aspects of the disease. This new edition has been extensively updated and includes brand new material covering the most recent developments in kidney cancer diagnosis and therapy. The user-friendly and clinically oriented content of the book guarantees that it will be of great interest to a wide range of medical professionals, and every effort has been made to ensure that contributions are both easy to understand and directly related to patient care. Content presentation departs from the usual dense chapter format featuring a lengthy series of paragraphs. Instead, each chapter contains several boxed sections, including one that summarizes essential "take home points" for the busy clinician and another that presents a patient-oriented case highlighting the clinical application of elements discussed in that chapter. In addition, accessible original images, illustrations, and diagrams (some in full color) are used to simplify particularly complex material. This book will be of value for clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and knowledgeable lay people. The contributors comprise an international group of authors with expertise in kidney cancer epidemiology, molecular biology, pathology, diagnosis, clinical features, staging, prognostic and predictive factors, surgery, systemic therapy, and emerging investigational approaches, among others.

Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder (Hardcover): Gregory I. Bain, Eiji Itoi, Giovanni Di Giacomo, Hiroyuki Sugaya Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder (Hardcover)
Gregory I. Bain, Eiji Itoi, Giovanni Di Giacomo, Hiroyuki Sugaya
R4,576 R3,607 Discovery Miles 36 070 Save R969 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This cutting-edge monograph on advanced clinical anatomy and pathoanatomy of the shoulder, written by the world's leading authors, reflects recent significant advances in understanding of anatomy and pathology. It is beautifully illustrated with exquisite photographs of anatomical specimens, and images from arthroscopy, histology, and radiology complete the picture. The accompanying text brings out the clinical, biomechanical, and functional relevance and focuses on aspects important to the high-performance athlete. In addition, the book closely assesses how each component of the normal anatomy responds to trauma, disease, and degeneration. The finer points of the pathoanatomy are demonstrated with clinical cases, histology, radiology, arthroscopy, and open surgery. The text details how the pathoanatomy affects the patient presentation, clinical examination, and imaging. It is also explained how the pathology affects the natural history and the outcome of physical therapy and influences recommendations for surgical treatments. This book will be of immense value both to trainees and to specialists who manage disorders of the shoulder, including orthopedic surgeons, sports physicians, and physiotherapists. It will also be of great interest to anatomists and pathologists.

Neuropathology Simplified - A Guide for Clinicians and Neuroscientists (Paperback): David A Hilton, Aditya G Shivane Neuropathology Simplified - A Guide for Clinicians and Neuroscientists (Paperback)
David A Hilton, Aditya G Shivane
R2,288 R1,943 Discovery Miles 19 430 Save R345 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides the reader with an up-to-date, practical and succinct overview of basic neuropathology. It does not replace large reference textbooks in neuropathology but emphasizes key concepts and basic principles including recent advances, genetics and classification, and discusses important aspects of specific neuropathological disorders. It also gives practical hints on aspects of neuropathology, including how to best use the neuropathology service and interpret the results of pathological tests. The reader will gain a sufficiently broad basic knowledge of neuropathology which will be of use in their future clinical careers. Neuropathology Simplified is aimed at trainees and residents in neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry around the world. It may also be of use to basic scientists involved in neuroscience research and also to general histopathology trainees and residents.

Atlas of Esophagus and Stomach Pathology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Scott R. Owens, Henry D. Appelman Atlas of Esophagus and Stomach Pathology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Scott R. Owens, Henry D. Appelman
R4,041 R3,604 Discovery Miles 36 040 Save R437 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Atlas of Esophagus and Stomach Pathology provides an image-based resource for those studying normal histology of the upper gastrointestinal tract, as well as the microscopic manifestations of developmental abnormalities, toxic insults, infectious diseases, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and neoplasia in the esophagus and stomach. Because modern gastrointestinal pathology practice centers on specimens obtained during endoscopic examination, the atlas focuses on biopsy pathology, providing "real-world" microscopic images and ancillary diagnostic studies for most commonly-encountered abnormalities and diseases affecting these two organs. The book is supplemented with endoscopic and special study images. Authored by nationally and internationally recognized pathologists, Atlas of Esophagus and Stomach Pathology is a valuable tool for both pathologists-in-training seeking to make "new acquaintances", and practicing surgical pathologists in need of a quick visual reference in recalling "old friends" in the world of diagnostic gastrointestinal pathology.

Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract (Hardcover, 7th ed. 2019): Robert J. Kurman, Lora Hedrick Ellenson,... Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract (Hardcover, 7th ed. 2019)
Robert J. Kurman, Lora Hedrick Ellenson, Brigitte M. Ronnett
R8,147 R6,391 Discovery Miles 63 910 Save R1,756 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the publication of the 1/e in 1977, Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract has consolidated its position as the leading textbook of gynecological pathology. An essential reference for all pathologists and residents, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition includes more than 1400 illustrations in color, informative tables and 22 revised chapters written by internationally recognized experts. Discussion of each specific entity is organized to include general information, etiology, and epidemiology followed by clinical features, pathologic findings, differential diagnosis, clinical behavior, and treatment. This clear organization is applied throughout the book and allows the reader to quickly access key information in every chapter. Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract remains the gold-standard reference for practicing pathologists and trainees, as well as for obstetric/gynecology practitioners and residents. Please find the index under "Back Matter" freely available on SpringerLink https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007%2F978-3-319-46334-6.

The Dark Art of Blood Cultures (English, Chinese, Paperback): Michael Dunne Jr., Carey-Ann D. Burnham The Dark Art of Blood Cultures (English, Chinese, Paperback)
Michael Dunne Jr., Carey-Ann D. Burnham
R1,453 R1,325 Discovery Miles 13 250 Save R128 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding the diagnostic methods necessary to identify bloodstream infections. In the clinical microbiology laboratory, blood is a critical diagnostic sample that, in the majority of cases is sterile (or is it?). However, when microbes gain access to and multiply in the bloodstream, it can result in life-threatening illness including sepsis. Mortality rates from bloodstream infection and sepsis range from 25% to 80%, killing millions of people annually. Blood cultures are a vital technology used in the microbiology laboratory to isolate and identify microbes and predict their response to antimicrobial therapy. The Dark Art of Blood Cultures, edited by Wm. Michael Dunne, Jr., and Carey-Ann D. Burnham, surveys the entire field of blood culture technology, providing valuable information about every phase of the process, from drawing samples to culture methods to processing positive cultures. The Dark Art of Blood Cultures is organized around several major topics.

Endotoxin in Health and Disease (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Helmut Brade Endotoxin in Health and Disease (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Helmut Brade
R7,974 Discovery Miles 79 740 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Robbins Basic Pathology (Hardcover, 10th Revised edition): Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster Robbins Basic Pathology (Hardcover, 10th Revised edition)
Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
R1,976 R1,642 Discovery Miles 16 420 Save R334 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of the trusted Robbins and Cotran family, Robbins Basic Pathology provides a readable, well-illustrated and concise overview of the principles of human pathology that's ideal for today's busy students. This thoroughly revised edition continues with a strong emphasis on pathogenesis and the clinical features of disease, adding new artwork and more schematic diagrams to further aid in summarizing key pathologic processes and expand the already impressive illustration program. Excellent art program boasts high-quality photomicrographs, gross photos, and radiologic images to supplement the world-class illustrations. Bulleted summary boxes provide quick access to key information and easy review of key concepts. Highlights pathogenesis, morphology, and pathophysiologic content throughout. Includes increased and updated clinical topics. New artwork and more schematic diagrams summarize key pathologic processes. An all-star editorial team enables you to gain a rich understanding of all essential pathology concepts. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and images from the book on a variety of devices. You'll also access virtual microscope slides, self-assessment questions, additional images, updated pathology case studies, and Targeted Therapy boxes.

Quick Reference Handbook for Surgical Pathologists (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2019): Natasha Rekhtman, MD, PhD, Marina K Baine, MD,... Quick Reference Handbook for Surgical Pathologists (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2019)
Natasha Rekhtman, MD, PhD, Marina K Baine, MD, PhD, Justin A. Bishop, MD
R1,515 R1,266 Discovery Miles 12 660 Save R249 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains a compilation of high-yield, at-a-glance summaries in quick reference format for various topics that are frequently encountered by pathologists in the daily practice or on the boards. The focus is not organ-based histologic criteria, but rather everything else that goes into pathologic diagnoses but is difficult to keep committed to memory. The emphasis is on immunohistochemistry, special stains, grading systems, molecular markers, tumor syndromes, and helpful clinical references. Also included are morphologic summaries that encompass high-yield material cutting across all organ systems, such as an illustrated guide for microorganisms, tumor differentials, and an illustrated glossary of pathologic descriptors. The book has a unique format in that the information is presented primarily in tables and diagrams accompanied by brief and to-the-point explanatory text. The guiding principle was to boil the information down to the essentials but with just enough commentary to be accessible to a newcomer to pathology and to serve as a quick reference to a practicing pathologist. In the 7 years since its initial publication, there have been considerable advances in surgical pathology, particularly immunohistochemical stains, molecular diagnostics, and histologic grading schemes. In the second edition, the content has been thoroughly updated to incorporate these developments, while retaining the overall scope and concise format of the first edition. In addition, the reader will find summaries for many new topics as well as multiple new cartoon illustrations and diagrams.

Atlas of Forensic Pathology - For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators (Hardcover, 2012): Joseph A... Atlas of Forensic Pathology - For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators (Hardcover, 2012)
Joseph A Prahlow, Roger W. Byard
R20,348 Discovery Miles 203 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Atlas of Forensic Pathology, For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys and Death Investigators" is a Major Reference Work that is specifically is designed for non-pathologists who normally interact with forensic pathologists. Chapters 1 through 6 will provide background information regarding medicine, pathology, forensic pathology, death investigation, cause, manner and mechanism of death, death certification, and anatomy and physiology. The next 3 chapters will deal with general topics within forensic pathology, including the forensic autopsy, postmortem changes and time of death, and body identification. Chapters 10 through 20 will detail the major types of deaths encountered by forensic pathologists, including natural deaths, drug/toxin deaths, blunt force injuries, gunshot wounds, sharp force injuries, asphyxia, drowning, electrocution, temperature-related injuries, burns and fires, and infant/childhood deaths. The final chapter includes brief descriptions dealing with various miscellaneous topics, such as in-custody deaths, homicidal deaths related to underlying natural disease, and artifacts in forensic pathology. This atlas differs from competition in that no atlas currently exists that address material for non-pathologists (detectives, forensic entomologists and pathologists), who normally interact with forensic pathologists. The book will present such images that are or interest to not only forensic pathologists but also of interest to odontology, anthropology, crime scene investigators, fingerprints specialists, DNA specialists and entomologists, etc. The competing atlases present images of interest mostly to medical examiners, forensic pathologists and pathologists and consist mostly of wounds, and trauma with some coverage of diseases. The color photographs will come from the collection of over 50,000 slides in the Adelaide Australia collection and some 100,000 slides from the collection compiled by Dr. Prahlow that includes slides from Cook County, Indianapolis, and North Carolina.

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (Hardcover, 8th ed. 2017, Corr. 2nd printing 2018): Mahul B. Amin, Stephen Edge, Frederick L.... AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (Hardcover, 8th ed. 2017, Corr. 2nd printing 2018)
Mahul B. Amin, Stephen Edge, Frederick L. Greene, Richard L. Schilsky, David R. Byrd, …
R3,097 R2,323 Discovery Miles 23 230 Save R774 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Please visit www.cancerstaging.org for information about content updates and staging forms. The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual is used by physicians and health care professionals throughout the world to facilitate the uniform description and reporting of neoplastic diseases. Proper classification and staging of cancer is essential for the physician to assign proper treatment, evaluate results of management and clinical trials, and to serve as the standard for local, regional and international reporting on cancer incidence and outcome. Significantly expanded and developed by international disease site expert panels, the Eighth Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual brings together all the currently available knowledge on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites. In this edition, evidence-based TNM staging is supplemented, as appropriate, by selected molecular markers and newly acquired insights into the molecular underpinnings of cancer. This edition features 12 entirely new staging systems, a wide range of changed or new staging definitions, and a refined emphasis on a personalized-medicine approach. To enhance the print and electronic usability of the cancer staging forms, they are now available exclusively for access and downloading at www.cancerstaging.org. The Eighth Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual remains the gold standard reference for oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, cancer registrars and medical professionals world-wide to ensure that all those caring for cancer patients are fully versed in the language of cancer staging.

Clinical Cases in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Paperback): Ghassan Matar Clinical Cases in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Paperback)
Ghassan Matar
R1,046 R978 Discovery Miles 9 780 Save R68 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book compiles important clinical cases in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases for students and specialists concerning prevalent types of infections and their management. Contributors involved are well known locally, regionally and internationally. The book is designed to address undergraduate med students (Med I and Med II mainly). It serves as a reference for Med III and MED IV students, since it sheds light on a variety of infectious diseases tackling different types of microorganisms. All books currently available deal merely with medical microbiology in relation to Infectious diseases.

AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas - A Companion to the Seventh Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook (Mixed media... AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas - A Companion to the Seventh Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook (Mixed media product, 2nd ed. 2012)
Carolyn C. Compton, David R. Byrd, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Scott H. Kurtzman, Alexander Olawaiye, …
R1,644 R1,499 Discovery Miles 14 990 Save R145 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Significantly expanded, expertly and beautifully illustrated, The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, offers more than 600 illustrations created exclusively for this new edition and is fully updated to reflect the concepts discussed in the 7th Edition of both the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and its companion Handbook. This Atlas illustrates the TNM classifications of all cancer sites and types included in the 7th Edition of the Manual and visually conceptualizes the TNM classifications and stage groupings. Specifically designed for simplicity and precision, the drawings have been verified through multi-disciplinary review to ensure accuracy and relevancy for clinical use. Every illustration provides detailed anatomic depictions to clarify critical structures and to allow the reader to instantly visualize the progressive extent of malignant disease. In addition, nodal maps are included for each site, appropriate labeling has been incorporated to identify significant anatomic structures, and each illustration is accompanied by an explanatory legend. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, is an official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the recognized international leader in state-of-the-art information on cancer staging. This Atlas has been created as a companion to the updated 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, which continues to disseminate the importance of anatomical and pathological staging in the management of cancer. This state-of-the-art, invaluable 2nd Edition includes a CD containing PowerPoint slides of all illustrations, additional color, and a user-friendly, easy-to-read layout. The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition will serve as an indispensable reference for clinicians, registrars, students, trainees, and patients.

Outbreak - Cases in Real-World Microbiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Rodney P. Anderson Outbreak - Cases in Real-World Microbiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Rodney P. Anderson
R1,784 Discovery Miles 17 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Outbreak: Cases in Real-World Microbiology, 2nd Edition, is the newest edition of this fascinating textbook designed for introductory microbiology students and instructors. Thoroughly revised, this collection of case studies of real-world disease outbreaks, generously illustrated in full color, offers material that directly impacts college-level students, while the book's unique presentation offers instructors the flexibility to use it effectively in a number of ways. More than 90 outbreak case studies, organized into six sections according to the human body system affected, illustrate the wide range of diseases caused by microbial pathogens. The studies are presented at differing levels of difficulty and can be taught at all undergraduate levels. Each case study includes questions for students to think about, discuss, and answer, and the book includes an appendix that directs students to the specific reference material on which each case was based, providing the opportunity to investigate further and to apply the reference content to the case being studied. Each of the six sections of the book concludes with a College Perspective and a Global Perspective case study. The College Perspective provides a direct and practical link between the microbiology course and the daily lives of students. The Global Perspective connects students with outbreaks that have occurred in countries around the world to facilitate understanding of the social, religious, economic, and political values at play in the treatment and prevention of infectious disease. At the end of every section, detailed descriptions offer concise yet complete information on each disease involved in that section.

The Cheating Cell - How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Hardcover): Athena Aktipis The Cheating Cell - How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Hardcover)
Athena Aktipis
R584 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R117 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer's evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. Athena Aktipis goes back billions of years to explore when unicellular forms became multicellular organisms. Within these bodies of cooperating cells, cheating ones arose, overusing resources and replicating out of control, giving rise to cancer. Aktipis illustrates how evolution has paved the way for cancer's ubiquity, and why it will exist as long as multicellular life does. Even so, she argues, this doesn't mean we should give up on treating cancer-in fact, evolutionary approaches offer new and promising options for the disease's prevention and treatments that aim at long-term management rather than simple eradication. Looking across species-from sponges and cacti to dogs and elephants-we are discovering new mechanisms of tumor suppression and the many ways that multicellular life-forms have evolved to keep cancer under control. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future-and that we cannot win a war against evolution-treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane. Unifying the latest research from biology, ecology, medicine, and social science, The Cheating Cell challenges us to rethink cancer's fundamental nature and our relationship to it.

The Pathophysiologic Basis of Nuclear Medicine (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2015): Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar The Pathophysiologic Basis of Nuclear Medicine (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2015)
Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar
R5,416 R4,818 Discovery Miles 48 180 Save R598 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book, now in its third edition, aims to promote a deeper understanding of the scientific and clinical basis of nuclear medicine and the new directions in medical imaging, which will lead to better utilization of nuclear medicine techniques in patient management and to further modifications and innovations in the field. The new edition has been revised and updated to reflect recent changes and to ensure that the contents are in line with likely future directions. The book starts by providing essential basic information on general pathophysiology, cell structure, and cell biology as well as the mechanisms of radiopharmaceutical localization in different tissues and cells. The clinical applications of nuclear medicine are then presented in a series of chapters covering every major organ system. These chapters relate the basic relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to the clinical utilization of various scintigraphic modalities. The therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine, including recent advances, are discussed in a separate chapter. The final chapter is devoted to the biologic effects of ionizing radiations, including radiation from medical procedures. A glossary at the end of the book has been expanded with clear explanations of certain terms and uncommon disease conditions that will help students and trainees in understanding pertinent concepts. It is hoped that this book will continue to help nuclear medicine practitioners, trainees, students, and researchers, as well as professionals in various other medical fields.

Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Nafisa Wilkinson Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Nafisa Wilkinson
R4,875 R4,341 Discovery Miles 43 410 Save R534 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the second volume in the Essentials of Diagnostic Gynecological Pathology series sponsored by the British Association of Gynecological Pathologists, Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum is one of the very few dealing wholly with this subject. Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum introduces the topic with a discussion of the anatomy, development, histology and normal function of the ovary, followed by chapters on non- neoplastic disorders of the ovary; surgery and medical management of ovarian cancer; and the use of imaging, frozen sections and cytology in ovarian pathology. The book then goes on to describe specific disorders of the ovary, fallopian tube and peritoneum in detail, and finishes with a chapter on specimen cut-up. Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum has been written to be useful diagnostically to general as well as specialist gynecological histopathologists and pathologists in training. Gynecologists, oncologists, genitourinary physicians and cancer nurse specialists will find expert insights here that will help in treatment and counselling of their patients.

Viruses and the Lung - Infections and Non-Infectious Viral-Linked Lung Disorders (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Armando E. Fraire,... Viruses and the Lung - Infections and Non-Infectious Viral-Linked Lung Disorders (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Armando E. Fraire, Bruce A. Woda, Raymond M. Welsh, Richard L Kradin
R4,009 R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Save R890 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Worldwide, infectious disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In developing countries, infection accounts for a substantial proportion of all recorded deaths. Likewise, in developed countries, pneumonia alone results in a large number of deaths. Along with bacteria, parasites and rickettsial organisms, viruses are responsible for many of the infections afflicting the human host. In the past decade alone, viruses that primarily target the lung have caused major respiratory illnesses including outbreaks of severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) and H1N1 influenza. This book is distinctive in that the entire spectrum of viral disease of the lung is conveniently compiled within a single volume. The epidemiologic, ultrastructural, immunologic, clinical and histopathologic features of well-known viral pathogens and newer emergent infectious agents are discussed. The book is organized in a classic fashion, starting with introductory material and sections on lung defenses and the taxonomic classification of pneumotropic viruses. The various acute viral pneumonias are then considered in a standard format in the main body of the book. Subsequent sections are devoted to the human immunodeficiency virus, viral lung disease in children and other viral-linked tumoral and nontumoral lung conditions. A chapter is also included on animal lung diseases caused by viruses. The text is supplemented by numerous color images.

Introduction to Modern Virology (Paperback, 7th Edition): Nigel J. Dimmock, Andrew J Easton, Keith N Leppard Introduction to Modern Virology (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Nigel J. Dimmock, Andrew J Easton, Keith N Leppard
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Praised forits clarity of presentation and accessibility, Introduction to Modern Virology has been a successful student text for over 30 years. It provides a broad introduction to virology, which includes the nature of viruses, the interaction of viruses with their hosts and the consequences of those interactions that lead to the diseases we see. This new edition contains a number of important changes and innovations including: * The consideration of immunology now covers two chapters, one on innate immunity and the other on adaptive immunity, reflecting the explosion in knowledge of viral interactions with these systems. * The coverage of vaccines and antivirals has been expanded and separated into two new chapters to reflect the importance of these approaches to prevention and treatment. * Virus infections in humans are considered in more detail with new chapters on viral hepatitis, influenza, vector-borne diseases, and exotic and emerging viral infections, complementing an updated chapter on HIV. * The final section includes three new chapters on the broader aspects of the influence of viruses on our lives, focussing on the economic impact of virus infections, the ways we can use viruses in clinical and other spheres, and the impact that viruses have on the planet and almost every aspect of our lives. A good basic understanding of viruses is important for generalists and specialists alike. The aim of this book is to make such understanding as accessible as possible, allowing students across the biosciences spectrum to improve their knowledge of these fascinating entities.

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