Author: American College of Physicians
Publisher: ACP Press
Release Date: 2008
Designed for medical students on their clerkship rotation, this new edition of MKSAP for Students 4 includes more than 400 new, patient-centered self-assessment questions and answers, focused on important internal medicine information from the Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guides Training Problems. The accompanying CD-ROM automatically tracks progress, assesses areas for further focus, enables category-based and random question ordering, and links directly to PubMed.
Author: Scott Alan Stewart
Publisher: Stewart Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 1996-05-01
Contains descriptions of 516 computer-assisted instructional and reference programs on CD-ROM and CD-i. Topics include Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and Dentistry. Patient Education and Health Promotion titles appear in a seperate volume.
This guide was created to simplify, yet cover in detail, the most COMMON workups and diseases seen in the field of Internal Medicine. It is perfect for any 3rd or 4th year medical student, intern or resident, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or even attending. It is designed to be small enough to bring with you to work to use as a reference book, but also to be used as a study tool for high yield testing points. It starts with common symptoms and their workups and management, such as shortness of breath and chest pain amongst others. The most common diagnoses seen are then explored, and the text dives into the approach to the history/physical, differential, labs/imaging, diagnostic/treatment algorithms, treatment, etiologies, risk factors, pathogenesis, complications, prevention, and general admission orders. Miscellaneous topics (chest X-ray reading, EKGs, etc.) and basic ICU topics (shock, vasopressors, DKA, etc.) are explained, as well as common medications prescribed. All the material is evidenced based (with references to clinical trials) with sources used including Uptodate, Harrisons Principals to Internal Medicine 19th Edition, Pocket Medicine 5th Edition, MKSAP 17, and Online MedEd amongst others.I hope this guide is helpful to you in your training and beyond.
Author: Muhammad Asim Khan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-15
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and related diseases called spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are the second most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis after Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Unfortunately, most patients with AS and SpA are either never diagnosed, or they are inadequately treated. The current mean delay in the diagnosis of AS ranges from 5 to 10 years, and the presenting clinical manifestations of these diseases are wide-ranging and heterogeneous, and thus a variety of health care professionals see AS and SpA patients, from primary care physicians to rheumatologists and other medical and surgical specialists. With the availability of newer, highly effective treatments and better methods of musculoskeletal imaging, such as the MRI, there is an urgent need to improve early diagnosis and reduce any inappropriate delay in obtaining effective treatment. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can mitigate the severity of the disease, and make a meaningful difference for patient care and quality of life. The proposed book is designed for specialists and generalists alike, and is intenteded to expedite accurate diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment in order to alleviate unnecessary suffering. Part of the new Oxford American Rheumatology Library series, this pocket-sized book provides practical, evidence-based information for clinicians to aid diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for patients with AS and SpA. The book provides pointers to early diagnosis, prognosis, clinical manifestations, socioeconomic aspects, and disease management. It also provides comprehensive coverage of current treatment options, including the latest biologics, as well as non-drug therapies.
Author: Gail F. Dawson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Learn biostatistics the easy way. This outstanding resource presents the key concepts you need to understand biostatistics and how to apply them in clinical medicine. Easy-to-understand examples and analogies explain complex concepts, and practical applications provide you with real tools for use in daily practice. The book’s organization is intuitive, so that concepts build upon one another, maximizing understanding. This book will give you the confidence to appraise the existing literature - and the vocabulary you need to discuss it. Uses an easy-to-understand presentation and writing style to make the material easily accessible. Places its emphasis on concepts, not formulas, for more clinical-based guidance. Focuses on practical applications of biostatistics to medical practice to give you a better understanding of how and why research is conducted. Presents concise but comprehensive coverage to create easily accessible yet complete information. Provides examples, analogies, and memorization tips to make the material easier to absorb.
Author: Frederic J. Kottke
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Health & Fitness
The 4th edition helps you skillfully assess your patients' needs, implement therapeutic strategies, and effectively rehabilitate patients to maximum performance levels. Guides you in the application of specific tools, procedures, and techniques that produce results. Covers sports medicine, osteoporosis, geriatrics, and brain injury.
Author: Prateek Sharma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
The leading reference text entirely devoted to this increasingly significant condition This text is dedicated to Barrett’s esophagus and provides recent evidence and current approaches to patient management. It has been completely revised, updated and extended to include the latest research findings and describes how these affect day-to-day clinical practice. It includes seven new chapters and even more color images than the last edition. Each chapter, written by the leading international experts in the field, provides clear, didactic guidance on diagnosis, treatment and management of this condition. Barrett’s Espohagus gives an extensive overview covering epidemiology, screening, pathology, gastroenterology and surgery. It looks at the precursor lesions leading to the development of Barrett’s epithelium, the unique characteristics of Barrett’s esophagus, and the consequences of malignant degeneration. All aspects of diagnosis, secondary prevention, multimodality, and medical and surgical treatment are clearly explained. This is a complete guide on the latest thinking on diagnosis and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus which can be referred to over and over again.