• Diseases & disorders
      January 2012

      Fast Facts: Eating Disorders

      by Hans Steiner, Martine F Flament

      The earlier a person with an eating disorder is treated, the greater the likelihood of physical and psychological recovery. Fast Facts: Eating Disorders guides the reader through the latest evidence in detection, diagnosis and efficacy of treatments for anorexia, bulimia and related disorders. In this highly readable handbook, the two renowned authors demonstrate how a carefully coordinated and multidisciplinary - intervention can be successful. They address the important role of primary care physicians and other frontline healthcare workers in detecting eating disorders, working with the treatment team and monitoring the patient, and the positive impact these services can have on the rate and level of recovery.

    • Diseases & disorders
      May 2014

      Fast Facts: Obesity

      by David Haslam, Gary Wittert

      “Not to broach the subject of excess weight with a patient is a dereliction of duty as a healthcare professional,” say the authors of Fast Facts: Obesity. “Patients who smoke are rapidly identified for intervention, and the same should be true of anyone who is obese”Every consultation is an opportunity to educate and encourage patients to pursue better health. Fast Facts: Obesity is packed with practical advice on how best to support patients to improve their nutrition and levels of physical activity, and change their habits, with simple and achievable goals tailored to individual needs and concerns. Contents: • Patient assessment • Causes and science • Cardiometabolic consequences • Other consequences • Management: diet • Management: physical activity • Management: behavioral therapy • Pharmacological and surgical treatments • Children, the elderly and pregnant women • Management tools, prevention and advocacy Useful resources

    • Dermatology
      August 2013

      Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp

      by Rod Sinclair, Vicky Jolliffe

      Hair is inextricably linked with an individual’s sense of worth, personal style and self-confidence. If this is overlooked by clinicians, patients presenting with hair disorders may feel undertreated and underappreciated. Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp is a practical resource that will help healthcare professionals diagnose a wide range of hair and scalp disorders (including different types of hair loss), perform further investigations and, where appropriate, provide treatment options. This fully revised second edition of Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp is an ideal resource for primary care practitioners, practice nurses, trainee dermatologists and medical students wanting to provide the most appropriate therapeutic, cosmetic and supportive advice to their patients, and for trichologists and consultant dermatologists wanting to keep up to date and informed on the many hair and scalp disorders.

    • Diseases & disorders
      January 2011

      Fast Facts: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

      by Roger Kirby, Peter Gilling

      Most men with BPH can be diagnosed and managed in the primary care setting. In choosing appropriate treatment, clinicians must take into account not only the nature and severity of symptoms but also the preferences of the patient and his immediate family, cost–benefit considerations and long-term effectiveness of therapy.Written by two leading urologists, Fast Facts: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia provides a refreshingly readable, practical overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of BPH including:- Use of DRE and PSA results to discriminate between prostate cancer and BPH- An evidence-based review of the latest medical therapies- A concise overview of the surgical and minimally invasive treatment options- When to refer to a urologistThere is important work to do to raise awareness of men’s health issues in general and the problem of BPH in particular. Lower urinary tract symptoms are among the commonest reasons for a man to consult his doctor, and this ever-popular book – the first 7th edition in the Fast Facts series – remains a must-read for all primary care providers. Table of Contents: Pathophysiology Diagnosis Medical management Traditional surgical treatment options Minimally invasive treatment options Considerations in treatment decisions Issues in BPH

    • Diabetes
      February 2014

      Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus

      by Ian N Scobie, Katherine Samaras

      Now in its fifth edition, Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus continues to grow in popularity as essential reading for all healthcare professionals. As well as providing a practical approach to the causes and clinical manifestations of types 1 and 2 diabetes, it is packed with information on early detection, and comprehensive details of the latest drug therapies, insulin regimens, delivery methods and injection sites. Importantly, this effective handbook provides simple clear messages to give to your patients to maximize their self-management skills. All healthcare professionals can have a significant life-altering effect on the health outcomes and quality of life of people living with diabetes, and this is the ideal update on current practice for primary care providers, specialist nurses, students of medicine and nursing, educators, pharmacists, allied health professionals and doctors of all specialties in training, as well as specialists in other fields who regularly see patients with diabetes. "The public increasingly desire being kept informed and abreast of diabetes care. I actively encourage it, since an informed and engaged patient is more easily kept within treatment targets," says Dr Katherine Samaras (author). So we encourage you to make your patients well-informed active partners in their diabetes care by sharing this highly readable book with them.

    • Rheumatology
      April 2014

      Rheumatology

      A Clinical Handbook

      by Ahmad Al-Sukaini|Mohsin Azam|Ash Samanta

      Rheumatology: A clinical handbook is an essential resource for medical students who need an introduction, understanding and overview of the subject. Most competing texts either burden medical students with information they do not require, or cover rheumatology alongside orthopaedics and as a result compromise fundamentals of rheumatology. This book is different – it provides all the information students need during their rheumatology placement and signposts them to where they can find further information. A definition and brief pathophysiology for each condition is provided, which is linked to the respective clinical features. The book covers the core elements of diagnosis and treatment based on the latest national guidelines to swiftly bring students and junior doctors in training up-to-date. Self-assessment questions and an OSCE chapter provide a way of checking that users have understood and grasped the core material, as well as enabling students to be well equipped for their written and OSCE examinations. Written by two medical students and an experienced consultant rheumatologist, the book combines a reader-friendly writing style with coverage of the material through clinical experience of a professional in the field. Printed in full colour throughout, with an attractive design, a clear and concise writing style as well as a range of pedagogical features including an array of mnemonics, pictures and diagrams, Rheumatology: A clinical handbook is exactly the sort of book medical students and newly qualified doctors would benefit from.

    • Medical genetics
      June 2015

      New Clinical Genetics 3rd edition

      by Andrew Read, Dian Donnai

      New Clinical Genetics continues to offer the most innovative case-based approach to modern genetics. It is used worldwide as a textbook for medical students, but also as an essential guide to the field for genetic counselors, physician assistants, and clinical and nurse geneticists. In the few years since the previous edition technical progress, especially the widespread use of whole-genome technologies, has brought many advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease. As a result, most chapters have been substantially rewritten and updated to reflect this. The unique structure and format remains the same, but significant new material has been added to cover: the widespread use of next-generation sequencing as a routine diagnostic tool the checking of a patient’s whole exome for the cause of their problem noninvasive prenatal diagnosis by next-generation sequencing of free fetal DNA in the maternal circulation a new integrated treatment of epigenetics mosaicism, ‘RASopathies’ and disorders of the spliceosome are described in new Disease boxes dysmorphology in more detail

    • Self-help & personal development
      September 2015

      Rethink it!

      Practical ways to rid yourself of anger, depression, jealousy and other common problems

      by Cohen, Michael

      Rethink it gives practical advice on tackling destructive thoughts that lead to anger, rejection, shame, jealousy, fear and worry. Words affect the way we feel and act, and negative talk leads to fear, anxiety, depression and a ‘why bother’ attitude.

    • Mental health services
      July 2013

      Tackling Health Anxiety

      A CBT Handbook

      by Helen Tyrer (Author)

    • Medicine
      August 2015

      Diabetes Case Studies

      Real Problems, Practical Solutions

      by Edited by Boris Draznin

      The "case study" approach is one of the most used and most effective formats to present medical information and is the foundation for developing evidence-based treatment protocols. Compiled and edited by one of the world's best known clinical endocrinologists, Boris Draznin, MD, PhD, Diabetes Case Studies offers more than 100 actual cases from leading diabetologists, outlining both typical and unusual diabetes cases. Each study will illustrate real life dilemmas with a discussion as to how the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches were selected and implemented, through a thorough, yet succinct, presentation of the problems, the diagnoses, treatment protocols, and results. Readers will have practical information to use when treating their diabetic patients.

    • Medicine
      July 2016

      Diabetes Risks from Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs

      Mechanisms and Approaches to Risk Reduction

      by Samuel Dagogo-Jack

      Over 29 million Americans have diabetes. Of those millions of people, the majority take at least one medication to treat their diabetes, but also take additional medications or supplements for other conditions. With this complex array of medications across such a broad and diverse population, potential contraindications are a real possibility. Diabetes Risks from Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs surveys the medication landscape and provides brief yet illuminating information on the potential effects any medication may have on people currently treating diabetes or whether any particular medication may increase the risk that someone will develop diabetes.Designed with the busy clinician in mind, Dr. Dagogo-Jack provides succinct descriptions of the drugs that may interact with diabetes medications or increase the risk of developing diabetes. He includes information from the latest clinical studies and the most recent literature to present a comprehensive, authoritative text on an elusive and troubling clinical conundrum.

    • Medicine
      August 2016

      Intensive Diabetes Management

      by Howard A. Wolpert

      Intensive diabetes management is the process by which blood glucose levels are closely controlled using multiple daily insulin injections or an insulin pump. People who use this method of diabetes management must be closely aligned with their health care team and highly motivated because it not only requires close scrutiny of blood glucose levels, but also constant monitoring of food intake and medication dosage, among other things.Although difficult to maintain, intensive diabetes management has proven very effective and is now the rule, rather than the exception, in diabetes care. Virtually all patients with diabetes—type 1 or type 2—can improve their glycemic control and overall health through intensive diabetes management.Intensive Diabetes Management is geared toward the health care practitioner who wants to implement this method in his or her patients. It emphasizes a team approach to patient care and offers guidance in helping patients move toward treatment goals appropriate for their individual skills and medical condition.Individual sections address all of the key topics in intensive diabetes management, including rationale/physiological Basis, team approach, education, pyschosocial issues patient selection/goals of therapy, insulin regimens, insulin pump therapy, monitoring, and nutrition management.This new edition is updated to cover the latest advances in medical research. New insights into diabetes and how they impact this particular treatment are covered. In addition, the data, guidelines, and procedures have been revised to reflect that newest positions of the American Diabetes Association's standards of care.

    • Medicine
      October 2017

      Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care, 3rd Edition *NEW* AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2017

      by Belinda P. Childs, ARNP, MN, BC-ADM; Marjorie Cypress, PhD, MSN, R, C-ANP, CDE; and Geralyn Spollett, MSN, C-ANP, CDE, editors

      Newly updated, Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care, 3rd edition, is the essential reference for nurses who work with diabetes patients. Get the latest details on the pertinent aspects of diabetes care and newest research, including: Fundamentals of diabetes care Special popuations Diseases and treatments that affect diabetes Diabetes care in the community

    • Psychiatry

      Bipolar Disorder

      by Robert P. Reiser, Larry W. Thompson, Sheri L. Johnson, Trisha Suppes

      This practitioner’s guide begins by describing the main features of bipolar disorder and considerations for differential diagnosis. Following this, current theories and models are described, along with decision trees for evaluating the best treatment options. The volume then guides the reader through a systematic, integrated approach to treatment, based on the best of recent research. The authors describe a structured directive therapy that is also collaborative and client centered. Special considerations, including managing suicide risk, substance misuse, and medication nonadherence, are addressed. It also provides extensive information on medication management and incorporating the latest findings of evidence-based treatment methods. The volume is rounded off by the inclusion of clinically oriented tools and sample forms. This compact volume brings to the practitioner a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder that is practical, easily accessible, and can be readily applied in clinical practice. Target Group: clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, students.

    • Psychiatry

      Change in 333 Questions

      Solution Focused Communication for Therapists, Coaches, and Managers

      by Lara de Bruin

      Solution based communication is a positive and very effective approach in therapy sessions. By means of specific questions, the strengths of the client are emphasized. This fan brings together the most important questions, ordered by subject (e.g. getting to know the client, goals, exceptions) and by type of conversation partner (clients who do not want to co-operate, who are in conflict, or who currently experience a crisis). All relevant questions close are at hand with this extremely practical tool!

    • Psychiatry
      July 2014

      Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis OPD-2

      Manual of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

      by OPD-KJ Task Force

      The Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM and ICD. It is based on five axes: I = experience of illness and prerequisites for treatment, II = interpersonal relations, III = conflict, IV = structure, and V = mental and psychosomatic disorders (in line with Chapter V (F) of the ICD-10). After an initial interview lasting 1–2 hours, the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient’s psychodynamics according to these axes and enter them in the checklists and evaluation forms provided. The new version, OPD-2, has been developed from a purely diagnostic system to include a set of tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change, as well as for determining the appropriate main focuses of treatment and developing appropriate treatment strategies. Target Group: For psychodynamic psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, psychoanalysts, specialists in psychosomatic medicine, and psychiatrists.

    • Psychiatry

      Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

      How European Psychologists Can Meet the Challenges

      by Alexander Thomas

      Culture and diversity are both challenge and opportunity. This volume looks at what psychologists are and can be doing to help society meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities in education, at work, and in clinical practice. The increasingly international and globalized nature of modern societies means that psychologists in particular face new challenges and have new opportunities in all areas of practice and research. The contributions from leading European experts cover relevant intercultural issues and topics in areas as diverse as personality, education and training, work and organizational psychology, clinical and counselling psychology, migration and international youth exchanges. As well as looking at the new challenges and opportunities that psychologists face in dealing with people from increasingly varied cultural backgrounds, perhaps more importantly they also explain and discuss how psychologists can deepen and acquire the intercultural competencies that are now needed in our professional lives. Target Group: psychotherapists / clinical psychologists / mental health professionals

    • Medicine

      Notes for Dementia Support Workers

      The Quick Reference Book on Working with People with Dementia

      by Sylke Werner

      The practical quick reference book for dementia support workers, who inspire, support, and care for people with dementia in their daily lives in their own homes and in residential care. With a clear, specific, and professional approach, Sylke Werner explains the responsibilities that dementia support work entails and the forms and symptoms of dementia. She provides detailed descriptions of activities and ways of life for people with dementia, as well as work on the patient’s life story, care, and activities in the patient’s own home, care homes, and palliative care environments. Challenging behavior, the importance of care workers’ being attentive to their own needs, and legal principles are also covered in this practical handbook for dementia support workers. Target Group: Dementia support workers, geriatric nurses, activity and enrichment specialists, nursing assistants/direct care workers

    • Medicine

      Protection in In-home Care for the Elderly

      Preventing and Identifying Abusive Situations – Supporting Care Recipients and Caregivers

      by Barbara Baumeister, Trudi Beck (editors)

      Why and how are elderly people abused when they receive care in their own homes? How can this abuse be identified and prevented? The authors explains why the elderly are abused when they receive at-home care, differentiate between various forms of abuse, and demonstrate how it can be identified. They present interventions and provide tools for preventing and identifying abuse and for supporting care recipients and caregivers. Target Group: Geriatric nurses, social workers, geriatricians

    • Medicine
      November 2018

      Hernienschule

      kompakt - konkret - komplex

      by Ralph Lorenz, Bernd Stechemesser, Wolfgang Reinpold

      Die Kursinhalte der Fortbildungskurse HERNIE kompakt, HERNIE konkret und HERNIE komplex – jetzt endlich als Buch! Das Buch zur Hernienschule gibt einen grundlegenden praktisch orientierten und systematischen Überblick über die gegenwärtige Hernienchirurgie. Es versteht sich als Ergänzung zu den bereits bestehenden stufenartig aufgebauten Fortbildungskursen der Deutschen Herniengesellschaft (DHG) und der BDC-Akademie. Sowohl internationale als auch nationale Hernienspezialisten beschreiben dabei alle relevanten aber auch neueste OP-Techniken erstmals im Sinne eines Standards in wichtigen Einzelschritten. Die Autoren ergänzen dies um ihre ganz persönlichen Erfahrungen und Vorgehensweisen mit Tipps und Tricks und stellen den aktuellen Stand der Wissenschaft dar. Das Buch richtet sich an Ärztinnen und Ärzte in Weiterbildung zum Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgen, aber auch an alle Chirurgen, die sich in der Hernienchirurgie auf den neuesten Stand bringen möchten.

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