Friday, September 23, 2016

Essentials of Microbiology

Essentials of Microbiology is an extensive guide to all aspects of microbiology covering immunology, bacteriology, virology, medical mycology, diagnostic medical microbiology, and many miscellaneous infections. The book is divided into 89 chapters across seven sections. Each chapter begins with an outline and concludes with key points, multiple choice, short and long questions. Two bacteriology sections are included, the first covering the basics of general bacteriology, and the second covering systemic bacteriology, with discussion on the classification, antigen structure, toxins and enzymes, and laboratory diagnosis of various kinds of bacteria. The virology section covers virus structure, classification and evolution, their interaction with host organism physiology and immunity, the diseases they cause, and their use in research and therapy. The mycology section covers fungal infections, and amongst miscellaneous infections covered are microbes of the human body, hospital-acquired infections and hospital waste management. Essentials of Microbiology is enhanced by over 200 images and illustrations and 181 tables. The final chapter on practical microbiology for MBBS students makes this book ideal for medical undergraduates.


The Art and Science of Cardiac Physical Examination, 2nd Edition

The Art and Science of Cardiac Physical Examination is the latest edition of this essential guide to identifying the signs and symptoms of heart diseases. The book is divided into 14 chapters, initially covering different types of pulse and the measurement of blood pressure. A chapter on heart sounds is followed by a three-part discussion on heart murmurs, including the use of recordings of heart sounds and video recordings of jugular pulsations. The signs and symptoms of cardiac disease are covered in detail, and the manifestations of cardiovascular disease are described. The book concludes with two chapters on electrocardiography (ECG). Finally, the book provides a self-assessment chapter, with clinical scenarios which use history and clinical findings from actual patients. Enhanced by nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations and edited by a team of cardiology experts based in Toronto and Chicago, The Art and Science of Cardiac Physical Examination is ideal for cardiologists and general physicians wishing to keep their knowledge of examination for heart disease up to date.


Pediatric Spots

Pediatric Spots is an illustrated guide to paediatric physical examination, written by a Professor of Paediatrics at Khorfakkan Hospital, UAE. The book consists of 22 chapters with guidance on physical examination for every organ system of the body, making it an ideal quick reference tool. Other important topics such as accident and emergency, nutrition, genetics, neonatology, and growth and development are given their own chapters. Some of the most challenging aspects of paediatric care are covered in the book, such as development delays, emotional and behavioural problems, as well as common diagnoses for diseases, injuries and other complications. 113 full colour images and illustrations enhance Pediatric Spots, a comprehensive resource for postgraduate students and GPs. Key Points * Comprehensive quick reference guide to paediatric physical examination * Written by Saad Saleh Al Ani, Professor of Paediatrics at Khorfakkan Hospital, UAE * Chapters for each organ system as well as other important topics *113 full colour images and illustrations


A Teaching Atlas of Case Studies in Diagnostic Imaging

A Teaching Atlas of Case Studies in Diagnostic Imaging is an essential educational tool for radiology residents preparing for fellowship and board examinations, and for practising radiologists. This extensive atlas is comprised of six sections, covering chest, musculoskeletal, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and neurological imaging, and a final section containing miscellaneous images. The book contains case studies which help explain the techniques used in diagnostic imaging and indications for their use. Each section of the book includes rare or uncommon cases with relevant radiographic images, followed by discussion on clinical presentation and a description of the main radiological pathologies. The section on musculoskeletal imaging includes the latest procedures, recent advances and trends, bringing the atlas firmly up to date. A Teaching Atlas of Case Studies in Diagnostic Imaging is enhanced by nearly 600 radiographic images, and written by expert radiologists from the United Arab Emirates, ensuring authoritative content throughout. Key Points * Collection of rare and uncommon case studies covering imaging of the chest, musculoskeletal, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems *585 radiographic images * UAE author team of senior consultant radiologists


Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, Twenty-Fifth Edition

For more than four decades, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology has been helping those in the medical field understand human and mammalian physiology. Applauded for its interesting and engagingly written style, Ganong’s concisely covers every important topic without sacrificing depth or readability and delivers more detailed, high-yield information per page than any other similar text or review.

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in important areas. Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology incorporates examples from clinical medicine to illustrate important physiologic concepts.
  • More than 600 full-color illustrations
  • Two types of review questions: end-of-chapter and board-style
  • NEW! Increased number of clinical cases and flow charts


Essential Practical Prescribing

Essential Practical Prescribing is an important new textbook with a clinical, ward-based focus. It is specifically designed to help new foundation doctors working on the hospital wards and in the community, as well as medical students preparing for the Prescribing Safety Assessment.

Using an accessible format, Essential Practical Prescribing demonstrates how to manage common medical conditions, and explains the logic behind each decision. It also emphasises common pitfalls leading to drug errors, and highlights drugs that could cause harm in certain situations. Organised by hospital department, it outlines the correct management of conditions, as well as highlighting the typical trials of a junior doctor.

Essential Practical Prescribing:
  • Contains a range of learning methods within each chapter including: key topics, learning objectives, case studies, DRUGS checklists, “Top-Tips”, advice on guidelines and evidence, and key learning points
  • Uses patient histories to set the scene and enhance the clinical emphasis
  • Offers examples of correctly completed drug charts throughout, which are also available online
  • Is an ideal companion for Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) preparation
  • Includes a companion website at featuring MCQs and downloadable DRUGS checklists and drug charts


Paediatrics at a Glance, 4th Edition

Paediatrics at a Glance provides an introduction to paediatrics and the problems encountered in child health as they present in primary, community and secondary care, from birth through to adolescence.

Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in understanding of childhood illness over the last 5 years, the 4th edition of this best-selling textbook diagrammatically summarises the main differential diagnoses for each presenting symptom, while accompanying text covers important disorders and conditions as well as management information.

Paediatrics at a Glance:
• Is an accessible, user-friendly guide to the entire paediatric curriculum
• Features expanded coverage of psychological issues and ethics in child health
• Includes more on advances in genetics, screening and therapy of childhood illness
• Contains new videos of procedures and concepts on the companion website
• Includes a brand new chapter on Palliative Care – an emerging area in the specialty
• Features full colour artwork throughout
• Includes a companion website at featuring interactive self-assessment case studies, MCQs, videos of the procedures and concepts covered in the book, and links to online resources

Paediatrics at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a paediatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.


Marc C. Hochberg – Rheumatoid Arthritis

This state-of-the-art reference provides current insights into the etiology, diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis. Leading international authorities in RA examine all of the latest scientific and clinical developments in understanding and managing this challenging disease, including new concepts in pathogenesis, epidemiology, risk factors, imaging, clinical outcomes and treatment. It’s the guidance you need to offer optimal care to your patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Presents the work of leading international experts in rheumatoid arthritis for guidance you can trust.
  • Provides the very latest understanding of the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, including molecular pathways/mechanisms, and genetic and environmental factors that instigate and drive the disease.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of clinical features of rheumatoid arthritis including articular, peri-articular and extra-articular manifestations, comorbidities, and outcome measures?disease activity, joint assessment, imaging, and more?for expert diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression.
  • Examines evidence-based treatment options?including traditional and biologic DMARDs and combination therapies?as well as promising therapies on the horizon, placing up-to-date guidance on disease modifying or disease controlling agents at your fingertips.


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