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A significant proportion of skin disease develops rapidly, is highly symptomatic and can be associated with considerable morbidity. While most patients with acute skin disorders are initially seen by primary care services, acute dermatology is also encountered in hospital emergency departments and in dermatology clinics. This comprehensive reference on relevant acute dermatology is designed to encourage a structured and thorough clinical technique. The sections have been written so that essential information about each disease is summarized in a clear and concise way. After a brief introduction, there is a description of the clinical features, followed by a differential diagnosis, a list of important systemic associations and the relevant investigations. Treatment is divided into two sections, the first stating the immediate action required to prevent further deterioration and the second discussing long-term management considerations. Each condition described and discussed is illustrated by clinical pictures. It is hoped that this book will enable all medical staff seeing patients with acute skin problems to practice more effectively. It is aimed at primary care physicians, nurse specialists, emergency department staff and dermatologists. It should also appeal to the general physician who is interested in dermatology.
2017 PROSE Award Winner - Multivolume Reference/Science The world's number 1 dermatology information resource Universally respected, Rook's Textbook of Dermatology is the most comprehensive, definitive and best-illustrated reference work for dermatologists of all levels worldwide and has been at the forefront of international dermatology publishing since first appearing in 1968. The Ninth Edition has been radically re-engineered to match the modern day challenges faced by dermatologists. Once again it has been published as a combined digital and print resource, but with a new online platform enabling easier and faster navigation. A common structure to describe and discuss each disorder has been adopted throughout, whilst maintaining the depth of information for which Rook is renowned. A high priority has been placed on the ease of extracting key information quickly: diagnostic algorithms and management ladders help the reader choose appropriate treatment strategies. More images than ever over 5000 in total aid diagnosis by displaying variations in disease manifestations according to body location, skin type and severity. The section on aesthetic dermatology has been greatly expanded with more coverage of procedures in this rapidly developing field. Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Ninth Edition provides you with: * The very best content from the number one brand in dermatology an essential consultation tool for all dermatologists * An outstanding combined digital/print resource, exhaustively covering every dermatological disorder * A complete overhaul of its content each disorder now follows a consistent templated approach * A fresh approach to the classification of disorders and organization of chapters, of which there are now 160 instead of 80, all organised into 14 logical sections * A newly designed sophisticated online platform with a fast and powerful digital search functionality search by keyword, disorder or chapter or consult the online image database and get expert clinical advice more quickly than ever * Lavishly illustrated chapters with over 5000 colour images showing variation in disease patterns by body location, skin type and severity * Comprehensive coverage of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology, as well as the basic science underpinning the field * An experienced British editorial team working with distinguished international authors and associate editor * Greater emphasis than before on clinical studies/trials, society guidelines and the latest ICD codes * While key references remain in the printed version, thousands more are cited in the book and can be accessed online, where each is hyperlinked to the relevant text Rook s Textbook of Dermatology, Ninth Edition is the complete dermatology reference work. More comprehensive than ever, with more images, more disorders covered and faster, more dynamic and wider digital search functionality. It is an essential resource for the modern day dermatologist, whether experienced or at the beginning of a career in dermatology.
The revival of the Scottish poet Norman Cameron (1905-1953), once neglected but with many distinguished admirers, is due to the editors' shared transatlantic enthusiasm. Warren Hope's research unearthed many poems by this skilful, moving, quietly memorable writer. This edition adds one undiscovered poem and contains Hope's extended biographical essay.
The past few years have seen considerable advances in our
understanding of the molecular basis underlying cutaneous cell
adhesion mechanisms. Co-authored by a number of leading experts in
the field DEGREESCell Adhesion and Migration in Skin Disease
provides a comprehensive overview of the critical role played by
cell adhesion in determining the structure and function of both
healthy and diseased human skin.
Richard Titmuss was one of the twentieth century's foremost social policy theorists. This accessible Reader is the first compendium of his work on public health, health promotion and health inequalities. like its predecessor, Welfare and wellbeing (The Policy Press, 2001), is important in bringing the work of this highly influential thinker to the attention of a new generation of social policy students and policy makers. It also enhances current debates about how complex societies can best provide for the health of all their citizens. include: the differences between private and public health care systems; relationships between health care provision and the values underlying social policy; debates between health care 'experts' and consumers; health and social inequalities; personal and social meanings of health. explicit links between Titmuss's work and key issues of concern in health policy today. social policy and health, policy makers and planners in the health service, analysts of health care and social policy, and for historians with a particular interest in the origins of the NHS.
First published in 1989, Rural Communities Under Stress goes behind the crises of famine and poor agricultural production to examine the forces and pressures that can affect peasant farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on a wide range of case studies by anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, and economists, the book shows that peasant farmers have ways of defending their interests. Cases from Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda are given as concrete examples of ways peasant farming communities cope with the stresses of economic exploitation, political subordination, and demographic and ecological pressure. Even when they are not successful, peasant farmers are far from being passive victims. The book examines in direct and clear language the major arguments about the basic nature of Africa's rural crisis put forward by powerful agencies of international assistance and influential academics.
Using colourful and detailed case material, "Street-Level Democracy" introduces a new method of researching everyday politics. It is a wide-ranging book that traces the conflicts between global power and local action. People in farming communities, town mosques, city markets, and fishing communities suffer the effects of wrenching change, but live far from the centres of power. From Britain and small-town USA to Nigeria, India, and Nicaragua, citizens everywhere grapple with the politics of everyday life.
Drugs produced by molecular biological techniques, called the 'biologics', differ from the usual chemical medications. Their optimum use, and the detection and managemenet of adverse events, pose a significant challenge to the clinician. Licences for new biologics continue to be granted for the likes of rituximab, abatacept and certocizumals pegol. Intensive research is also defining new areas in which these drugs will be used in the future, increasing the number of practitioners using biologics. As the use of these drugs increases around the world, so the level of information needed by primary care practitioners and specialist prescribers needs to be expanded The Handbook of Biological Therapy provides the practising clinician with a practica guide to the use of Tumour Necrosis Factor Blocking Therapy (TNF-blockers), and important new class of biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. It is a comprehensive distillation of the authors' clinical experience with these drugs, combined with data from diverse databases offering practical advice on their uses, specific indications, supporting clinical trial data and safety issues, with the aim of making the use of these drugs easier for the busy clinician. All of the authors have been involved from the beginnings of the clinical trial programmes with these drugs and continue to use them in daily practice.
This is a highly accessible history of terrorism that looks at core examples from the Middle East, instances of state terrorism, and terrorist fringes of political movements. It covers the theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and the battle of images that accompanies them.
Jonathan Barker has taught political science at the universities of Toronto, Arizona, and Dar es Salam. He has researched local politics in Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and India. His other books include "Street-Level Democracy" and "Rural Communities under Stress."
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