A didactic, illustrated guide to the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in clinical practice. Prepared by an international group of experts with wide experience in both developed and developing countries, the manual responds to the need for a basic reference text that can help doctors, sonographers, nurses, and midwives solve imaging problems when no experts are available. With this need in mind, the manual adopts a practical approach aimed at providing a thorough grounding in both the techniques of ultrasound and the interpretation of images. The need for extensive supervised training is repeatedly emphasized. Because the clinical value of ultrasound depends so greatly on the experience and skill of the operator, the manual makes a special effort to alert readers to common pitfalls and errors, and to indicate specific clinical situations where ultrasound may not be helpful or reliable as a diagnostic tool. Explanatory text is supported by numerous practical tips, warnings, checklists and over 600 illustrations. The opening chapters explain how ultrasound works, outline the factors to consider when choosing a scanner, and introduce the basic rules of scanning, including advice on how to recognize and interpret artefacts. Guidance on the selection of ultrasound equipment includes clear advice concerning where costs can be spared and where investment is essential. The core of the manual consists of seventeen chapters providing guidance on scanning techniques and the interpretation of images for specific organs and anatomical sites, with the most extensive chapter devoted to obstetrics. Each chapter contains illustrated information on indications for scanning, preparation of the patient, including choice of transducer and setting of the correct gain, general scanning techniques, and specific techniques for identifying anatomical landmarks and recognizing abnormalities. The manual concludes with WHO specifications for a general-purpose scanner judged entirely suitable for 90-95% of the most common ultrasound examinations.
With 3 million copies in print in over 50 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is the most widely used health care manual in use in developing countries today. Using simple language and hundreds of drawings, the book provides information about recognising, treating and preventing common illnesses and injuries. But it is far more than simple first aid information. It covers a wide range of subjects that affect the health of the villager - from diarrhoea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of certain modern medicines. Special importance is placed on cleanliness, a healthy diet, vaccination, childbirth and family planning. The African edition covers diseases commonly found in Africa.
In language your students will understand and enjoy reading, Timothy Trull's CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY offers a concrete and well-rounded introduction to clinical psychology. A highly respected clinician and researcher, Dr. Trull examines the rigorous research training that clinicians receive, along with the empirically supported assessment methods and interventions that clinical psychologists must understand to be successful in the field. This new edition of Trull's bestselling text covers cutting-edge trends, as well as offers enhanced coverage of culture, gender and diversity, and contemporary issues of health care. Written to inspire students thinking of pursuing careers in the field of clinical psychology, this text is a complete introduction
The Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) manual has been extensively revised and updated
in this second edition with the inclusion of new chapters, and updating of existing chapters
and broadening of the scope of material covered. A wide range of topics are covered in three
broad sections; the first section deals with the principles and practice of immunization, and
familiarises readers with the philosophy behind and targets of the EPI programme. The second
section covers the practical aspects of immunization including vaccine handling, transport and
storage. The third and largest section covers individual vaccine preventable diseases and vaccines
specific to each disease.
There has been much growth in the field of childhood vaccines and immunization over the two
decades that have lapsed between the first and second editions of the EPI manual. After the
major achievement of eradication of smallpox through vaccination, the EPI is currently working
towards the eradication of polio and elimination of measles. In addition to the original 6 EPI
antigens against tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and measles, new antigens such
as hepatitis B virus, yellow fever, Haemophilus influenza type B, and pneumococcal vaccines are
now routinely provided. Additional effective vaccines are under consideration for routine inclusion
in EPI programs (some of which are already provided routinely in private paid health care
settings) such as rotavirus, measles/mumps/rubella, meningococcal, influenza virus, hepatitis A
virus, human papilloma virus and varicella zoster virus vaccines. These new antigens are covered
in detail in this manual. Other vaccines are under development such as vaccines against HIV
and malaria and insight into progress is provided. Similarly, rapid development of innovations
and new technologies for delivery of vaccine antigens such as jet injectors, vaccine patches, vaccine
nasal sprays and aerosols have been discussed
The easiest and most trusted way to learn the clinical application of pharmacokinetics
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"This is an important reference that teaches clinically relevant pharmacokinetic dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring tools. This second edition includes updated information on dosing immunosuppressants, as well as dosing concepts in pediatric and hemodialysis patients. The book is intended as an instructive tool in pharmacokinetics for healthcare practitioners who wish to learn these concepts and apply them in their clinical practice. The book satisfies its objectives, outlining important pharmacokinetic concepts in an organized and easy to understand fashion. It is also written by a pharmacist with extensive experience in pharmacokinetics and includes clinically pertinent pearls for individual drugs.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End is a non-fiction book by American surgeon Atul Gawande. The book addresses hospice care and the current state of care in regard to age-related frailty, serious illness and impending death. Gawande's reflections are interspersed with personal stories.
In the beginning of the book Gawande explores different models of senior living; including concepts such as poorhouses, multigenerational households and nursing homes that have become a destination for many elderly citizens in the US. Gawande explores personal stories as well as accounts from individuals with experience in senior living. Among them are geriatric doctors and Keren Brown Wilson, one of the originators of the assisted living concept. He recalls personal accounts of individuals dealing with age-related frailty, serious illness, death and his own confrontation with mortality. In the latter part of the book, he shifts to end of life medical care where he postulates that hospice is the most humane model of care. The two sections include two of Gawande’s New Yorker essays, which make up two of the book’s eight chapters — "Things Fall Apart" and "Letting Go"
Throughout her ministry Ellen White devoted much effort and thought to alleviating the sorrows of the sick and suffering and to pointing them to the Great Physician who is able to heal to the uttermost—both physically and spiritually.
This volume brings together the counsels Ellen White received on this topic during seven decades. Topics include Essentials to Health, Diet and Health, Outdoor Life and Physical Activity, Teaching Health Principles, and Holiness of Life—as well as practical advice for doctors, nurses, and others who are engaged in healthcare.
The handsome binding is durable, strong, and a great addition to the Christian Home Library series.
Is the functional unit of the kidney (Fig. 1.2). Each kidney contains
approximately one million nephrons. The first part of the nephron is the
glomerulus (renal corpuscle) which lies mainly in the renal cortex,
followed by proximal convoluted tubule which also lies mainly in the renal
cortex. This is followed by a loop of Henle which is partly in the cortex
and partly extends deep into the medulla. Loop of Henle is composed of a
thin part and a thick part. This is followed by the distal convoluted tubule
which lies in the renal cortex. Part of the distal convoluted tubule comes
into contact with the hilum of the glomerulus and afferent arteriole. Cells
in the hilum of the glomerulus and those in distal convoluted tubule and
afferent arteriole are modified to form the Juxta glomerular apparatus.
Distal convoluted tubule ends into the collecting duct which lies partly in
the cortex and partly in the medulla. In the medulla, collecting ducts
descend in the pyramids, at the renal papillae collecting ducts unite
together to form ducts of Bertini which discharge urine into renal pelvis.
Updated and Revised!
This Second Edition of the acclaimed Anderson's Atlas of Hematology has been thoroughly updated and revised based on the latest basic science and clinical findings. In addition, you'll find new, higher-quality images as well as the most recent World Health Organization classification of hematologic disorders.
Anderson's Atlas of Hematology is divided into two units:
Unit One, Cell Descriptions, features three sections covering blood cells, bone marrow, and cytochemistry. For each cell type, you'll find a description of the cell size, nucleus, and cytoplasm as well as a list of associated clinical disorders. High-quality photos and drawings illustrate the maturation stages of each cell type.
Unit Two, Hematologic Disorders, includes three sections dedicated to red blood cell disorders, white blood cell disorders, and miscellaneous disorders. For each disorder, there's a summary of pathology as well as clinical and laboratory features. In addition, a diagnostic scheme sets forth the relevant laboratory findings that lead to the delineation of each disorder.
Take advantage of this text's online resources! Anderson's Electronic Atlas of Hematology and Anderson's Electronic Atlas of Hematologic Disorders are on the companion website located on thePoint, enabling you to better identify and correlate clinical and laboratory findings with normal and abnormal blood cells. These interactive atlases feature morphologic characteristics with image-driven case studies and quiz banks. It is ideal for exam preparation and competency assessment. Also included are key terms linked to Stedman's Medical Dictionary and a fully searchable online version of the text
The connection between inflammation and heart disease, arthritis, and other chronic ailments has become increasingly clear. Many food allergies and poor dietary choices over stimulate the immune system and cause inflammatory responses that erode the body’s wellness and pave the path for ill health. Based on her naturopathic practice, Jessica Black has devised a complete program for how to eat and cook to minimize and even prevent inflammation and its consequences. The first part of the book explains the benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet with an accessible discussion of the science behind it. The second half contains 108 recipes. The author offers many substitution suggestions and includes a healthy ingredient tip with each recipe. Most of the dishes can be prepared quickly and easily by even novice cooks. A week of sample menus for summer months and another for winter are included, as well as a substitutions chart, allowing readers to modify their favorite recipes to increase their healing potential.
While medical and hygienic developments have driven down the mortality rates of infectious diseases, pathogenic microorganisms are still a major factor in everyday clinical practice. They are still the most frequent cause of death in third world countries. New and incurable infectious diseases are a worldwide problem. It is, therefore, necessary for modern medicine to double its efforts to understand the relationship between microorganisms and humans and continue to lead the search for new therapies.
This book is structured in a comprehensible format. The numerous color illustrations and microscopic images render complex themes readily accessible. Summaries at the beginning of every chapter, a color-coded reference guide, and detailed diagnostic tables make this an excellent sourcebook for rapid learning and quick reference. A list of important internet addresses in the appendix will also help readers keep abreast of cutting-edge research.
This book is both a textbook for students of medicine and dentistry and a useful companion for medical technicians and laboratory assistants. It will also serve as a handy work of reference for clinical practitioners.
Diagnostic Medical Microbiology course focuses on medical aspects of bacterial pathogens, cultural, biochemical, serological and other unique characteristics that might aid in the process of identification of these pathogens. The course addresses the basic medical bacterial groups in detail (Gram negative and gram-positive bacilli as well as the Gram-negative and positive cocci. In addition, unclassified pathogens and fungi are discussed in details.
1. Identify the species of pathogenic bacteria and fungi
2. Determine the modes of transmission of infectious diseases and pathogenesis
3. Know of the theoretical foundations for the differentiation of the major pathogenic groups
4. Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas
5. Diagnosis of Gram-positive bacteria from the family Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
6. Diagnosis of Gram-negative bacteria: Neisseriae, Mycobacteria, Anaerobs
7. Methods for diagnosis of different types of uncommon pathogens
8. The use of biochemical and serological tests in the diagnosis of the above-mentioned types of bacteria
9. Determine the antimicrobials to be used in the sensitivity testing of different types of pathogens.
New Book Helps People Tame Their Illnesses with Mind and Body Power: Flying in the face of mainstream medicine and society's many health myths-here is a book that finally proves that good health is not only easily achievable-no matter where you are right now-it's your natural state. In this new, expanded edition of Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation, best-selling author Andreas Moritz reveals the most common but rarely recognized reasons behind illness and aging. He offers powerful and time-tested self-help approaches to remove the root causes of illness and achieve continuous vibrant health, regardless of age. While most physicians attempt to combat or subdue illness-which has been known to cause more illness and death than cancer or heart disease-they know too little about employing the mind and body to actually help heal a person