• Orthopaedics & fractures
      March 2012

      Fast Facts: Low Back Pain

      by David Borenstein, Andei Calin

      Low back pain is one of the most common presenting complaints, can be extremely debilitating and carries enormous economic costs. In 70% of cases, however, no obvious cause is apparent. This makes a thorough history and skilled physical examination essential toidentifying the cause of symptoms and developing an effective therapeutic plan.This fully revised second edition of Fast Facts: Low Back Pain is the work of two leading experts. It equips the general healthcare professional with the knowledge and skill required to accurately assess each individual patient and offer the appropriate therapeutic choices for maximum pain relief.- Detailed exploration of the clinical assessment, including history taking, the ‘red flags’ to watch out for, physical observations and gait assessment, psychological considerations, palpation, and neurological and muscle testing.- Expert guidance on the appropriate therapeutic approach for optimal pain relief, covering conservative management, injections and surgical options.- Therapeutic exercises for pain relief and progressive restoration of function.- Maintenance exercises for posture correction, overall stretching and conditioning, andthe avoidance of back strain. Contents: Clinical assessment Investigations Causes of low back pain Conservative management Injections and surgery Future prospects Back maintenance exercises Useful resources

    • Medicine
      August 2018

      Therapie chronisch entzündlicher Darmerkrankungen

      by Torsten Kucharzik, Emile Rijcken, Dominik Bettenworth, Norbert Senninger

      In diesem Buch stellen führende Internisten und Chirurgen die Therapie chronisch entzündlichen Darmerkrankungen wie Morbus Crohn und Colitis ulcerosa umfassend und handlungsorientiert dar. Sie beschreiben die jeweils spezifischen Aspekte der Behandlung, aber insbesondere auch die Schnittstellen der interdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit, die eine enge Abstimmung zwischen Internisten und Chirurgen erfordert. Die primäre, medikamentöse Therapie wird dem operativen, möglichst darmerhaltenden Vorgehen gegenüber gestellt. Diagnostik, Sondersituationen (z.B. Pouchitis), extraintestinalen Manifestationen und therapieassoziierten Komplikationen sind eigene Kapitel gewidmet. Abgerundet wird das Buch durch Pathogenese und Epidemiologie, Besonderheiten der CED in unterschiedlichen Lebensabschnitten sowie Begleittherapien.

    • 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.

    • Medicine
      September 2018

      Die Rotatorenmanschette

      Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie von Rotatorenmanschettendefekten

      by Andreas Werner

      Prägnant und praxisnah – der neueste Stand in Diagnostik und Behandlung von degenerativen und traumatologischen Defekten der Rotatorenmanschette. In diesem Buch werden klinische Untersuchungstechniken, Bildgebung und Klassifikation von partiellen und kompletten Defekten, Muskelstatus und Sehnenheilung detailliert dargestellt. Neben der konservativen Therapie (medikamentöse Therapie, biologische Substitution, physikalische und physiotherapeutische Therapie) und der ausführlichen Beschreibung der operativen Behandlungsformen (Arthroskopie, Muskeltransfer, Endoprothetik) bildet die Rehabilitation einen weiteren Schwerpunkt des Buches. Plus: Anatomie, Biomechanik, Pathogenese, Begutachtung und Scores.

    • Surgical techniques
      March 2013

      Robotic Surgery: Applications and Advances

      by Daniel Kendoff, Andrew D Pearle

      Technical inventions in the surgical field are beginning to have a major impact on the development of instruments, implants and the operating room environment. This book brings together the current concepts and clinical use of robotic systems in most relevant surgical subspecialties, and outlines advantages and limitations specifically by each discipline. The editors have convened a team of international thought leaders and pioneers of robotic technology from various surgical subspecialties to provide ten chapters delivering the latest updates on their clinical experience.

    • Surgical oncology
      November 2013

      Complex General Surgical Oncology: a Case-Based Approach (Volume 2)

      by Jason B Fleming, Daniel E Abbott

      Surgical oncology is a rapidly evolving field. Through increasingly sophisticated technologies and interventional techniques, and continued basic science breakthroughs, care of the cancer patient is ever improving. A cornerstone of this improvement is a continual evaluation and recognition of evidence-based changing practice patterns. This reality forms the basis for this two-volume text, focusing on diagnostic and treatment algorithms to maximize quality care for the surgical oncology patient. To engage the reader with real-world, patient-centered learning, this book consists of case-based scenarios and follow-up questions addressing key concepts of complex surgical oncology. This first volume of 18 chapters focuses on a variety of breast pathology, followed by examination of endocrine, soft tissue and esophageal malignancies, providing an excellent resource to guide optimal care for patients.

    • Orthopaedics & fractures
      February 2014

      Current Advances in Total Knee Arthroplasty

      by Giles R Scuderi

      Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in adults around the world, and when nonoperative and medical management fail to resolve symptoms and the condition impacts the quality of life with significant disability, knee arthroplasty is indicated. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for the treatment of localized knee osteoarthritis has become more common, and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has long been a reliable and predictable procedure. In this nine-chapter overview, recent advances in primary unicompartmental and primary TKA have been highlighted, including the details of implant design, surgical technique and new technologies. Two commonly encountered issues during revision TKAs – bone loss and extensor mechanism complications – are reviewed. Current techniques in perioperative pain management and blood management are also explored, and, finally, the book brings together current advances in primary and revision TKAs.

    • Surgical oncology
      November 2013

      Complex General Surgical Oncology: a Case-Based Approach (Volume 1)

      by Jason B Fleming, Daniel E Abbott

      Surgical oncology is a rapidly evolving field. Through increasingly sophisticated technologies and interventional techniques, and continued basic science breakthroughs, care of the cancer patient is ever improving. A cornerstone of this improvement is a continual evaluation and recognition of evidence-based changing practice patterns. This reality forms the basis for this two-volume text, focusing on diagnostic and treatment algorithms to maximize quality care for the surgical oncology patient. To engage the reader with real-world, patient-centered learning, this book consists of case-based scenarios and follow-up questions addressing key concepts of complex surgical oncology. This first volume of 18 chapters focuses on a variety of breast pathology, followed by examination of endocrine, soft tissue and esophageal malignancies, providing an excellent resource to guide optimal care for patients.

    • Surgery
      August 2014

      Successful Techniques for Total Hip Replacement

      by Lawrence D Dorr

      The last decade has been one of turmoil for total hip replacement. Innovation in the process of the operation, implant innovations, changes in medical education – these issues are the reason that continued publication of the evolutionary changes in total hip replacement is important. The education provided in this book will benefit any orthopedic surgeon at any stage of their career, by providing the current state of the art/science of the practice of hip replacement. The vehicle of this education is the modern method of information transfer, the internet, and is the first eBook on total hip replacement.

    • Clinical & internal medicine
      July 2012

      Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

      by Daniel J. Berry

      This multi-contributed, comprehensive book covers revision surgery for total hip and knee arthroplasty. The focus ofRevision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplastywill be on the techniques of revision surgery. Separated into a hip section and a knee section, each will include evaluation of the failed replacement, revision surgery, surgical technique, revision for specific diagnosis, complications, and postoperative management.

    • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
      August 2007

      Rhoton's Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches

      Society

      by Albert L. Rhoton Jr

      Rhoton's Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches, a hardbound collection of the complete 2000 and 2000 classic supplements to NEUROSURGERY, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, is THE must-have resource for any neurosurgeons' personal library. The latest edition includes a new and lengthy section on Operative Techniques and Instrumentation for Neurosurgery.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Surgical Exposures in Foot & Ankle Surgery

      The Anatomic Approach

      by Piet deBoer

      Surgical Exposures in Foot and Ankle: The Anatomic Approachdemonstrates the surgical approaches used in foot and ankle surgery by orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists. This reference contains material covering the foot and ankle from the bestselling,Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics. Forty new approaches added covering ankle, the hindfoot, the mid-foot, and the forefoot have been. Each chapter details the techniques and pitfalls of a surgical approach, gives a clear preview of anatomic landmarks and incisions, and highlights potential dangers of superficial and deep dissection. The approach section concludes with a description of how to enlarge the approach. After the presentation of the approach there is a section on the anatomy of each approach that covers the regional anatomy encountered during the approach. Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, this atlas provides a surgeon’s-eye view of the relevant anatomy.

    • Sports injuries & medicine
      July 2012

      Sports Medicine of Baseball

      by David W. Altchek

      Sports Medicine of Baseballincludes all-encompassing coverage of the evaluation and treatment of common problems encountered in baseball players at all levels of competition. A large portion of the book focuses on shoulder and elbow problems, given the high number of shoulder and elbow injuries that affect baseball players. The text will also cover lower extremity injuries, spine conditions, and common medical problems that may be encountered.Of special interest to athletic trainers, topics such as different training regimens for in-season versus off-season workouts and tailoring throwing programs for relievers and starters is given particular attention.

    • Surgery
      April 2012

      The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology

      by Peter A. Humphrey

      The aim of this book is to provide a practical manual that is helpful to pathologists and residents in the daily practice of surgical pathology. The text encompasses all anatomic sites in the human body. Each chapter covers tissue handling, gross examination, gross dissection and diagnosis, processing, slide preparation, microscopic diagnosis, special studies, and diagnostic reporting. The format of the book would be modeled after the Washington Manuals for other specialties (such as Medical Therapeutics, Oncology, and Surgery).

    • Medicine

      Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics.

      by Stuart L Weinstein

      Now in its updated Seventh Edition,Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedicsremains a must-have for physicians and residents treating infants, children, and adolescents with orthopaedic problems. This classic, comprehensive reference covers the basic science, clinical manifestations, and management of orthopaedic problems in children. Now in full color, the foremost orthopaedists examine normal musculoskeletal development and the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the entire range of abnormalities, with emphasis on evidence-based decision making in treatment selection.The clinical chapters include pearls and pitfalls and a description of the author's preferred approach. The book will now cover surgical techniques of management with step-by-step illustrations from theAtlas ofPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

      Decision Making and Operative Technique

      by Justin B. Dimick

      Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, and take-home points.

    • Surgery

      Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management

      by Mark Radford

      Pre operative assessment of the surgical patient is a key part of the perioperative process. However, it is one that cannot be separated from the other aspects of perioperative management, both clinical and administrative, that ensures the safe and effective treatment of surgical patients. There are a number of books on the market that examine perioperative management anaesthesia and surgical nursing that are only able to touch on the pre-operative assessment process. Pre Operative Assessment & Perioperative Management sets out to be different, by bridging the gap between these texts and the evolving and developing area of practice that pre operative assessment has become in modern healthcare

    • Medical imaging
      May 2012

      Interventional Procedures

      by T. Gregory Walker

      Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Proceduresis the first Amirsys book focused on procedural guidance for interventional radiologists. Dr. Gregory Walker and his team of renowned radiologists provide fast-reading, bulleted instructions for over 100 common interventional procedures, including neuro, vascular, and non-vascular interventions. This book features over 800 outstanding medical images that include not only CT, MR, and US, but hundreds of pre-, intra-, and post-procedural photographs. All images are fully annotated to highlight the most important diagnostic information. Coupled with a companion eBook that includes expanded content and fully searchable text, this ground-breaking volume will become a valued go-to resource for interventional radiologists, radiologists, and vascular surgeons.

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