• 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 a

    • 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 ess

    • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
      March 2012

      Fast Facts: Epilepsy

      by Martin J Brodie, Steven C Schachter, Patrick Kwan

      Fast Facts: Epilepsy is a succinct and practical aid to the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders. Contents include: the diagnostic essentials - classification of seizures, conditions that can mimic epileptic seizures, clinical evaluation of the pa

    • Cardiovascular medicine
      January 2014

      Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes

      by Paul A Gurbel, Udaya S Tantry, Kurt Huber

      Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes is an international evidence-based primer that focuses on optimizing patient outcomes via accurate initial diagnosis, appropriate risk stratification and proper therapeutic decision-making in line with both American an

    • Gynaecology & obstetrics
      June 2014

      Fast Facts: Breast Cancer

      by Jayant S Vaidya, David Joseph

      Wherever you are in your career, and whatever involvement you have with caring for women with breast cancer, the fifth edition of Fast Facts: Breast Cancer has something for you. The world-class authors of this popular fact-packed handbook provide practic

    • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
      January 2011

      Fast Facts: Brain Tumors

      by Lauren E Abrey, Warren P Mason

      Despite the availability of many effective treatments, there remains a therapeutic nihilism associated with brain tumors. This highly readable second edition of Fast Facts: Brain Tumors challenges this view, starting from the premise that patients with br

    • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology
      April 2014

      Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis

      by Omar Malik, Ann Donnelly, Michael Barnett

      Rapid advances in multiple sclerosis (MS) research have produced diagnostic achievements and new treatments that are helping clinicians diagnose and potentially treat MS in the earliest phases of the disease. It is with this sense of optimism that the

    • 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 shoul

    • 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

    • Urology & urogenital medicine
      November 2013

      Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer

      by Roger S Kirby; Manish I Patel

      The time has come to abandon the prevalent attitude of nihilism about prostate cancer because, potentially, much suffering could be avoided and many lives saved." So say the world-renowned authors of Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer. This new ed

    • Renal medicine & nephrology
      June 2013

      Fast Facts: Renal Disorders

      by Ajay Singh, Jeremy Lvey, Charles Pusey

      Early detection of renal problems coupled with the appropriate therapeutic strategy can radically reduce the progressive nature of, and complications associated with, chronic kidney disease, and in many instances will result in the successful treatment

    • Dermatology
      September 2013

      Fast Facts: Skin Cancer

      by Karen L Agnew, Christopher B Bunker, Sarah T Arron

      Skin cancer is both preventable and treatable, yet it is becoming alarmingly common. The key to successful treatment (other than education and prevention) is early recognition and swift referral. Fast Facts: Skin Cancer has been written by three intern

    • Cardiovascular medicine
      August 2012

      Fast Facts: Heart Failure

      by Dariusz Korczyk, Thomas H Marwick, Gerry Kaye

      Heart failure is a serious public health problem that has an enormous effect on individuals and families, as well as healthcare budgets around the world. Written with the non-specialist in mind, Fast Facts: Heart Failure provides:- a concis

    • Musculoskeletal medicine
      April 2012

      Fast Facts: Osteoarthritis

      by Philip Conaghan, Amanda E Nelson

      Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and represents a massive problem in our aging and overweight society. For most people, it is a syndrome of joint pain and stiffness, with associated functional problems that have a substantial impact on

    • Respiratory medicine
      March 2013

      Fast Facts: Asthma

      by Stephen T Holgate, Jo A Douglass

      Fast Facts: Asthma delivers a clear practical message – improved asthma control can be achieved through efficient commonsense delivery of asthma care, alongside strategies that improve patient self-management and medication use. This fully updated fourth

    • 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 fami

    • Haematology
      February 2013

      Fast Facts: Bleeding Disorders

      by David Green, Christopher A Ludlam

      Most hemorrhagic problems are emergencies, requiring rapid diagnosis and prompt management to stop bleeding. In some cases, such as nose bleeds, large bruises and heavy menses, it is the clinician’s responsibility to discern whether the patient has a cli

    • Urology & urogenital medicine
      August 2011

      Fast Facts: Bladder Disorders

      by Alex Slack, Diane K Newman, Alan J Wein

      The term ‘bladder disorders’ encompasses a number of lower urinary tract dysfunctions and abnormalities that negatively affect quality of life. Some can cause considerable morbidity and even mortality. Three internationally recognized authors with differ

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