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Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 5th... Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Anthony Seikel, Douglas King, David Drumright
R1,092 R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Save R156 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING, Fifth Edition, provides a solid foundation in anatomical and physiological principles relevant to communication sciences and disorders. Ideal for speech-language pathology and audiology students, as well as practicing clinicians, the text integrates clinical information with everyday experiences to reveal how anatomy and physiology relate to the speech, language, and hearing systems. Combining comprehensive coverage with abundant, full-color illustrations and a strong practical focus, the text makes complex material approachable even for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology. Thoroughly updated to reflect current trends, techniques, and best practices, the Fifth Edition of this acclaimed text is supported by innovative Anatesse learning software-now accessible online via PC, Mac, and tablet devices-featuring tutorials, interactive quizzes, and other resources to help students of all learning styles master the material and prepare for professional licensing exams.

BRS Physiology (Paperback, Seventh, International Edition): Linda S Costanzo BRS Physiology (Paperback, Seventh, International Edition)
Linda S Costanzo
R1,034 R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Save R154 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
An Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Louise Tucker An Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Louise Tucker
R547 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R37 (7%) In stock

This popular introduction to anatomy and physiology now includes new sections on the ear, nose, throat and tooth.

Human Form and Function (Paperback): Human Form and Function (Paperback)
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by three distinguished authors of child care and medical books, this text provides coverage of physiological structure and systems and the maintenance of health. It emphasizes the social aspect of human biology including alcohol and drug abuse, ageing and stress.

Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists (Paperback): Christof M. Aegerter Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists (Paperback)
Christof M. Aegerter
R1,716 R1,453 Discovery Miles 14 530 Save R263 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do elephants have sturdier thigh bones than humans? Why can't ostriches fly? How do bacteria swim through fluids? With each chapter structured around relevant biological case studies and examples, this engaging, full-colour book introduces fundamental physical concepts essential in the study of biological phenomena. Optics is introduced within the context of butterfly wing colouration, electricity is explained through the propagation of nerve signals, and accelerated motion is conveniently illustrated using the example of the jumping armadillo. Other key physical concepts covered include waves, mechanical forces, thermodynamics and magnetism, and important biological techniques are also discussed within this context, such as gel electrophoresis and fluorescence microscopy. A detailed appendix provides further discussion of the mathematical concepts utilised within the book, and numerous exercises and quizzes allow readers to test their understanding of key concepts. This book is invaluable to students aiming to improve their quantitative and analytical skills and understand the deeper nature of biological phenomena.

The Spark of Life - Electricity in the Human Body (Paperback): Frances Ashcroft The Spark of Life - Electricity in the Human Body (Paperback)
Frances Ashcroft
R418 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions lie in the electrical signals constantly traveling through our bodies, driving our thoughts, our movements, and even the beating of our hearts. The history of how scientists discovered the role of electricity in the human body is a colorful one, filled with extraordinary personalities, fierce debates, and brilliant experiments. Moreover, present-day research on electricity and ion channels has created one of the most exciting fields in science, shedding light on conditions ranging from diabetes and allergies to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a clear, fresh voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves together compelling real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, giving us a spectacular account of the body electric.

Anatomy and Physiology - Adapted International Edition (Hardcover, 9 Revised Edition): Kevin T. Patton, Gary A. Thibodeau,... Anatomy and Physiology - Adapted International Edition (Hardcover, 9 Revised Edition)
Kevin T. Patton, Gary A. Thibodeau, Andrew Hutton
R1,777 R1,664 Discovery Miles 16 640 Save R113 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully illustrated volume brings to life all the excitement and challenge of the study of human anatomy and physiology in one stunning resource! Characterised by its friendly and accessible writing style, each chapter of Anatomy & Physiology, Adapted International Edition, comes with a range of helpful learning features such as Study Hints, Chapter Outlines, Language of Science and Medicine lists, Case Studies, Chapter Summaries and Review- and Critical Thinking Questions. The volume also boasts over 1400 images together with the unique underlying themes entitled the 'Big Picture' and 'Cycle of Life', which serve to emphasize the importance of the interrelationship between systems of the body and how these systems are influenced, in turn, by development and aging. Alongside this emphasis on interdependence and change, comes a focus on homeostasis, which enables the reader to see how the healthy body is one that is carefully tuned and that disease can readily occur when internal balance is disrupted. Anatomy and Physiology, Adapted International Edition, has been fully updated to make full reference European healthcare systems, including drugs, relevant investigations and local treatment protocols. The also book comes with an extensive website facility and accompanying Brief Atlas of the Human Body and Quick Guide to the Language of Science and Medicine. Anatomy & Physiology, Adapted International Edition, will be ideal for students of nursing and allied health professions, biomedical and paramedical science, operating department practice, complementary therapy and massage therapy, as well as anyone studying BTEC (or equivalent) human biology. Unique 'Clear View of the Human Body' allows the reader to build up a view of the body layer by layer Clear, conversational writing style helps demystify the complexities of human biology Content presented in digestible 'chunks' to aid reading and retention of facts Consistent unifying themes, such as the 'Big Picture' and 'Cycle of Life' features, help readers understand the interrelation of body systems and how they are influenced by age and development Accompanying Brief Atlas of the Human Body offers more than 100 full-colour transparencies and supplemental images that cover body parts, organs, cross sections, radiography images, and histology slides Quick Guide to the Language of Science and Medicine contains medical terminology and scientific terms, along with pronunciations, definitions, and word part breakdowns for terms highlighted in the text Numerous feature boxes such as Language of Science and Language of Medicine, Mechanisms of Disease, Health Matters, Diagnostic Study, FYI, and Sport and Fitness provide interesting and important side considerations to the main text More than 1,400 full-colour photographs and spectacular drawings illustrate the most current scientific knowledge and help bring difficult concepts to life Quick Check Questions within each chapter help reinforce learning by prompting readers to review what they just read Chapter outlines, chapter objectives and study tips begin each chapter Outline summaries, review questions, critical thinking questions, and case studies are included at the end of each chapter Study Hints found throughout the text give practical advice to students about mnemonics or other helpful means of understanding or recall Connect IT! features link to additional content online to facilitate wider study Helpful Glossary and Anatomical Directions Ideal for students who are new to the subject, or returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language is not English

The A to Z of Skeletal Muscles (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Amanda Neill The A to Z of Skeletal Muscles (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Amanda Neill
R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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.

Inborn Metabolic Diseases - Diagnosis and Treatment (Hardcover, 6th Ed. 2016): Jean-Marie Saudubray, Matthias R. Baumgartner,... Inborn Metabolic Diseases - Diagnosis and Treatment (Hardcover, 6th Ed. 2016)
Jean-Marie Saudubray, Matthias R. Baumgartner, John Walter
R4,612 R3,877 Discovery Miles 38 770 Save R735 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work is recognised as the standard textbook for professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and an essential resource in this multidisciplinary field. For the 6th edition all 43 chapters have been newly written or revised by authors with particular expertise in their subject areas. Contents: A clinical and biochemical approach to the recognition and diagnosis of IEM with algorithms to symptoms, signs, and syndromes in patients of all ages; Emergency treatments; Medications - Separate comprehensive sections on IEM of: Carbohydrates; Mitochondrial Energy; Amino and organic acids; Vitamin-responsive defects; Neurotransmitter and Small peptides, Lipid and Bile Acids; Nucleic Acid and Heme; Organelles - Disorders affecting the synthesis and remodelling of complex lipids and fatty acid homeostasis are now included.

Human Movement & Biomechanics (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe Human Movement & Biomechanics (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe
R1,302 Discovery Miles 13 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in its seventh edition, this reputable textbook is an ideal introduction to the study of human movement and an excellent reference encouraging and directing further study. For the first time there is a chapter dedicated to measuring and understanding physical activity, recognising the importance of this area to many health and sports professionals. More time is spent explaining the basic principles of biomechanics and the way they can be used to improve practice,including tissue mechanics and movement analysis techniques. An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics is the perfect guide for students and professionals all around the world to consolidate learning and apply to real clinical/sports situation. Information is given in a clear and accessible way, with case studies, illustrations, textboxes and practical examples. . A chapter on physical (in)activity. . More chapters explaining basic biomechanics and its application to understanding human movement. . A new section dedicated to measuring human movement including movement analysis techniques. . A whole chapter of case studies with real patient and athlete data . Scientific theory related to re-learning movement and movement control. . Problems posed to help students work through the theory and apply it to clinical scenarios . Written by well-known and multi-disciplinary researchers with extensive experience in the field It includes access to the Evolve online resources: . Log on to evolve.elsevier.com/Kerr/movement/ and test out your learning . Case studies, including videoclips and animations . Hundreds of self-assessment questions

Trigger Points - Use the Power of Touch to Live Life Pain-Free (Hardcover): Amanda Oswald Trigger Points - Use the Power of Touch to Live Life Pain-Free (Hardcover)
Amanda Oswald 1
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Take control of chronic or recurring pain yourself to achieve life-changing results. New science has revealed the effectiveness of trigger-point massage to target pain - from migraines to back pain to repetitive strain injury. Pain felt in one part of the body can often be traced to knots of muscle and connective tissue elsewhere. By locating and manipulating these "trigger points", you can dramatically relieve pain and prevent its return. With detailed illustrations, learn to identify and locate trigger points accurately, and follow reliable expert advice on how to massage your trigger points for maximum benefit. Experience immediate and long-term relief with regular self-treatment. With this book, leading Harley Street therapist Amanda Oswald brings trigger-point therapy to you in a uniquely accessible package.

Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide (Paperback):... Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide (Paperback)
Andrew M. Jones, Edward M. Winter, R.C. Richard Davison, Paul D. Bromley, Tom Mercer
R2,458 Discovery Miles 24 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sport and exercise physiologists are called upon to carry out physiological assessments that have proven validity and reliability, both in sport-specific and health-related contexts. A wide variety of test protocols have been developed and refined. This book is a comprehensive guide to these protocols and to the key issues relating to physiological testing. Volume I will cover sport-specific testing, and Volume II clinical and exercise testing. With contributions from many leading specialist physiologists, and covering a wide range of mainstream sports, special populations, and ethical, practical and methodological issues, these volumes represent an essential resource for sport-specific and clinical exercise testing in both research and applied settings. Visit the companion website at: www.routledgesport.com/bases.

Exercise Physiology - Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (Hardcover, Eighth, International Edition): William D. McArdle,... Exercise Physiology - Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (Hardcover, Eighth, International Edition)
William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch 2
R1,903 R1,643 Discovery Miles 16 430 Save R260 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Setting the standard for more than 30 years, Exercise Physiology has helped more than 350,000 students build a solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology. This Eighth Edition is updated with the latest research in the field to give you easy-to-understand, up-to-date coverage of how nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training affect human performance. Get quick access to the resources available to help you master each section of the text with "Ancillaries at a Glance." Maximize your study time with the book's vibrant, "magazine style" design that makes the content more engaging and accessible and key information easier to find. Reinforce your understanding with Chapter Objectives, Integrative Questions that pose open-ended questions for reflection on complex concepts, and FYI sections that offer "good to know" information. Gain an understanding of how researchers contribute to our knowledge of exercise physiology through engaging section-opening interviews with key figures in the field. Learn how theoretical concepts relate to practical skills through "In a Practical Sense" features. Access the most relevant current information in the field through figures and tables that clarify important concepts and information. Gain an understanding of the past, present, and future of the profession through coverage of important milestones and future directions in the field. Visit the free companion website for anywhere, anytime access to over 30 animations of key exercise physiology concepts, the book's complete list of references, and more.

Your Body in Balance - The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health (Hardcover): Neal D Barnard Your Body in Balance - The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health (Hardcover)
Neal D Barnard; Contributions by Lindsay Nixon
R663 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gut - The Inside Story Of Our Body's Most Under-rated Organ (Paperback, B format): Giulia Enders Gut - The Inside Story Of Our Body's Most Under-rated Organ (Paperback, B format)
Giulia Enders
R225 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Our gut is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions.

In Gut, Giulia Enders breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer.

From our miraculous gut bacteria – which can play a part in obesity, allergies, depression and even Alzheimer’s – to the best position to poo, this entertaining and informative health handbook shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings.

Concise Biochemistry (Paperback): Anatoly Bezkorovainy, Max E. Rafelson Concise Biochemistry (Paperback)
Anatoly Bezkorovainy, Max E. Rafelson
R2,002 Discovery Miles 20 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work offers succinct, medically-oriented coverage of biochemistry, examining biologically important materials and presenting the properties of nucleic acids as well as nucleic acid metabolism. Each metabolic process is integrated in a review of overall energy metabolism, diabetes and starvation. A solutions manual is available to instructors only.

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Erin Odya, Maggie A Norris Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Erin Odya, Maggie A Norris
R543 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R152 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn about the human body from the inside out Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery which is too bad for them. Anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions, is a realm of awe-inspiring complexity and countless wonders. The dizzying dance of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, muscle, sinew, and bone that we call life can be a thing of breathtaking beauty and humbling perfection. Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology. * Understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology * Get to know the body's anatomical structures from head to toe * Explore the body's systems and how they interact to keep us alive * Gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.

Vitamin E in Health and Disease - Biochemistry and Clinical Applications (Hardcover): Lester Packer Vitamin E in Health and Disease - Biochemistry and Clinical Applications (Hardcover)
Lester Packer
R6,321 Discovery Miles 63 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Probes developments and trends in research and clinical applications of vitamin E, discussing its chemistry and biochemistry and natural occurence in nuts, seeds, whole grains and vegetable and fish-liver oils. The book covers new findings on the role of vitamin E as a biological response modifier.

Peptide and Protein Drug Delivery (Hardcover): Vincent Lee Peptide and Protein Drug Delivery (Hardcover)
Vincent Lee
R8,923 Discovery Miles 89 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covers fundamentals of peptide and protein drug delivery. This reference/text includes such considerations as synthesis, physical chemistry and biochemistry, analysis, proteolytic and transport constraints, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics as well as bioavailability from routes of administration.

Case Files Physiology, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Eugene C. Toy, Norman W. Weisbrodt, William P. Dubinsky, Roger... Case Files Physiology, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Eugene C. Toy, Norman W. Weisbrodt, William P. Dubinsky, Roger G. O'neil, Edgar T. (Terry) Walters, …
R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. REAL LIFE CLINICAL CASES FOR THE COURSE EXAMS AND USMLE STEP 1 "This extremely useful book reinforces the relationship between basic science and clinical medicine for students. It will help them either review or learn basic physiology as it applies to medicine, which should strengthen their diagnostic and therapeutic skills. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service You need exposure to clinical cases to pass course exams and ace the USMLE Step 1. Case Files: Physiology presents 50 real-life clinical cases illustrating essential concepts in microbiology. Each case includes and easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key basic science concepts, definitions of key terms, physiology pearls, and USMLE-style review questions. This interactive system helps you learn instead of memorize. 50 clinical cases, each with USMLE-style questions Clinical pearls highlighting key physiology concepts Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like a doctor Proven learning system based on award-winning research boosts your shelf exam score

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice (Paperback): Jennifer Boore, Neal Cook, Andrea Shepherd Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice (Paperback)
Jennifer Boore, Neal Cook, Andrea Shepherd
R914 R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Save R56 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the complete A&P learning resource for nurses. Effective, holistic nursing is impossible without a firm grasp of how the human body functions, but knowledge of the scientific theory on its own is not enough. Using the person-centred practice framework as a guiding principle, this book brings anatomy and physiology to life combining the best of print and online learning into one integrated package. Key features: Connects theory with nursing practice exploring the science from the perspective of a fictional family Supported by a rich array of video material including interactive figures, animations and mini-tutorials - perfect for visual learners Full of engaging activities designed to complement self-directed learning Written with the needs of nurses firmly in mind, focusing on the essential information Supported by a SAGE Edge website containing complete access to videos, animations, student revision material, action plans, downloadable figures, over 800 flashcards, and a bank of 170 online multiple choice questions for assessment use. More than just a book! Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938465) *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook Each purchase includes 12 months access to an interactive eBook version which seamlessly blends the traditional textbook format with the best of online learning. Students can study when and how they want and make use of additional tools including search, highlighting, annotation note sharing and much more. To download an e-inspection copy click here or request a physical copy by contacting your local sales representative.

Our Marvelous Bodies - An Introduction to the Physiology of Human Health (Hardcover): Gary F. Merrill Our Marvelous Bodies - An Introduction to the Physiology of Human Health (Hardcover)
Gary F. Merrill
R1,448 Discovery Miles 14 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Our Marvelous Bodies offers a unique perspective on the structure, function, and care of the major systems of the human body. Unlike other texts that use a strictly scientific approach, physiologist Gary F. Merrill relays medical facts alongside personal stories that help students relate to and apply the information.Readers learn the basics of feedback control systems, homeostasis, and physiological gradients. These principles apply to an understanding of the body's functioning under optimal, healthy conditions, and they provide insight into states of acute and chronic illness. Separate chapters are devoted to each of the body's systems in detail: nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, reproductive, and immune. Through a series of real-life examples, the book also shows the importance of maintaining careful medical records for health care professionals, scientists, and patients alike. This book is: written in an engaging and accessible style; ideal for undergraduate courses in human physiology and advanced students of health science; and, relays medical facts with personal stories.

The Concise  Book of Muscles  Fourth Edition (Paperback, New edition): Chris Jarmey The Concise Book of Muscles Fourth Edition (Paperback, New edition)
Chris Jarmey 1
R616 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R113 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This newly revised fourth edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the major muscle groups. Fully illustrated with more than 500 drawings, and easy to use, this compact reference provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly showing its origin, insertion, nerve supply, and action, the movements that use it, and, where appropriate, exercises that stretch and strengthen it. The book's distinctive quick-reference format shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. Each muscle chapter now includes an overview of the gross anatomy of the body area, to show bony landmarks, cross-sections of muscle layers, and points of attachment, as well as a quick reference and an overview of the nerve pathways that are most relevant. The book alsoIt includes a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles, which are of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and Pilates. While designed for the student and beginning practitioner of anatomy, massage, bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, yoga, and Pilates or any other health-related field, The Concise Book of Muscles is equally useful for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human body. The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. This new edition has been updated with a number of recommendations from Cecilia Brassett, University Clinical Anatomist, University of Cambridge, and Councillor of both The Anatomical Society and the British Association of Clinical Anatomists,, and the writing of Dr. Dan Quemby, who has taught pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy to medical and science students at St. Andrew's University and University College London.

Hypertension and Metabolic Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Arrigo F. G. Cicero Hypertension and Metabolic Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Arrigo F. G. Cicero
R1,286 R1,185 Discovery Miles 11 850 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The aim of this guide is to provide clinicians with practical reference for the management of hypertensive patients with other cardiovascular risk factors, which originate from impaired metabolic functions. With the aid of carefully selected, paradigmatic case studies, the physician will find sound advice for the best approach to common but often under-recognized clinical situations, and answers to practical questions that arise when a specific condition is not directly addressed in the guidelines. Question-and-answer sections will help the reader to identify at a glance the most complex steps in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. In a "real world" clinical setting, the hypertensive patient rarely presents with hypertension as the only cardiovascular risk factor, and is more likely to be affected by other metabolic risk factors, such as impairment of lipid metabolism, glucose homeostasis, and purine metabolism, and by overweight or obesity. These cases will serve as a basis for analyzing best practice, highlighting problems in diagnosis and treatment, and selecting the most appropriate management of patients with metabolic risk factors in everyday practice.

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