Author: Michel T. Torbey,Magdy H. Selim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An essential companion for busy professionals seeking to navigate stroke-related clinical situations successfully and make quick informed treatment decisions.
A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News
U.S. Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home
Author: Anne-Emanuelle Birn,Theodore M. Brown
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Since the early twentieth century, politically engaged and socially committed U.S. health professionals have worked in solidarity with progressive movements around the world. Often with roots in social medicine, political activism, and international socialism, these doctors, nurses, and other health workers became comrades who joined forces with people struggling for social justice, equity, and the right to health. Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown bring together a group of professionals and activists whose lives have been dedicated to health internationalism. By presenting a combination of historical accounts and first-hand reflections, this collection of essays aims to draw attention to the longstanding international activities of the American health left and the lessons they brought home. The involvement of these progressive U.S. health professionals is presented against the background of foreign and domestic policy, social movements, and global politics.
How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare
Author: Peter Gotzsche
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: The Lancet
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A themed collection from The Lancet, dedicated to traumatic injury and surgery. The first Article presents new estimates of death following general surgery. The Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery are double that of previous estimates. According to the second Article, survival after a general anaesthetic and within 48 hours of surgery has greatly improved worldwide over the past 50 years. An accompanying Comment calls for application of effective perioperative practices to under-resourced settings. New research published in the third Article on surgery suggests that the millions of intravenous catheters used each year can be safely changed only when clinically necessary, overturning 40 years of accepted practice. Also in this collection, a three-part series on trauma surgery reviews recent progress and challenges in the management of acute trauma care in haemorrhagic shock, traumatic brain injury, and major musculoskeletal injury. The Series not only reveals progress in the understanding of genomic, proteomic, and physiological changes related to severe injury and of the response to resuscitation and surgery, but also presents global initiatives to address shortcomings in previous approaches to trauma research. An associated Comment urges for research so that "injured people can benefit from the sorts of research-based advances that have transformed other fields of healthcare". The Lancet commissions Series and themed issues to highlight clinically important topics and areas of health and medicine that are pertinent to physicians’ practice. They are groups of two or three articles which provide pathophysiology, basic science, and genomic insights, as well as practical, up-to-date clinical information on a variety of important or neglected disorders.
Author: Lancet Commission on Nursing
Author: The Lancet
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This book, featuring content from the Aug 11, 2012, issue of The Lancet, has been released to coincide with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Munich, Germany, which is to be held on Aug 25–29, 2012. The Lancet is strongly supportive of cardiology as can be seen from the substantial relevant content in this compilation. In 2011, The Lancet published more papers in this specialty than any other: cardiovascular research contributed about one in four of all published research papers. Featured within are three research articles on lipids and cardiovascular disease which provide balance on the role of high density lipoproteins in cardiovascular disease, and on statins in prevention of cardiac events. There are also three commissioned reviews being presented at the joint ESC–The Lancet session at the Munich meeting that are focused on hypertension. It is estimated that some 40% of the adult population around the world will have high blood pressure, and it is well established that hypertension is strongly associated with other cardiovascular outcomes. Hypertension is by no means a problem only in high-income countries—one of the reviews reports on the prevalence of high blood pressure in low-income and middle-income countries, and on specific health problems and solutions in these countries. The interrelation between hypertension and diabetes (another disease that is rapidly becoming more prevalent) is examined in a second review. In light of the high prevalence and subsequent outcomes it is important to be able to treat hypertension effectively, and the third review discusses drugs and devices that have recently reached the market or are in development. These reviews have been commissioned with the advice and help of Lars H Lindholm.
Author: Kenneth F. Schulz,David A. Grimes
Publisher: The Lancet
The needs of clinicians predominate throughout the text, but these needs overlap with those of researchers especially in chapters covering randomized controlled trials. For readers to assess trials accurately they need to understand relevant guidelines on the conduct of trials that are emerging from methodological research. In presenting these discussions to clinicians these chapters will help researchers who also do randomized trials and provide a methodological background that enhances the quality and quantity of their research productivity. Enables clinicians to read the medical literature more critically Chapters cover: descriptive studies, cohort studies, case control studies, bias, and screening tests Five chapters dedicated to randomized controlled trials
Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients
Author: Dennis Rosen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison with those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and patients, Dennis Rosen argues, is at the heart of this disparity, a pervasive problem that damages the well-being of the patient and the integrity of the health-care system and society. Drawing upon research in biomedicine, sociology, and anthropology and integrating personal stories from his medical practice in three different countries (and as a patient), Rosen shows how important good communication between physicians and patients is to high-quality—and less-expensive—care. Without it, treatment adherence and preventive services decline, and the rates of medical complications, hospital readmissions, and unnecessary testing and procedures rise. Rosen illustrates the consequences of these problems from both the caregiver and patient perspectives and explores the socioeconomic and cultural factors that cause important information to be literally lost in translation. He concludes with a prescriptive chapter aimed at building the cultural competencies and communication skills necessary for higher-quality, less-expensive care, making it more satisfying for all involved.
Author: Charles Warlow
This is not a book on how to make a diagnosis, but rather starts from the point of diagnosis and covers all the main neurological conditions as such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and migraine well as some of the rarer conditions such as Wilson's disease showing which treatments are evidence-based but also describing those which at present need more trials. Each condition is described in the following way: definition, cause, frequency, and prognosis. Written by expert contributors, this book describes the treatment that neurologists are responsible for, indicates when to refer, shows complications of treatment, as well as drug interactions. A quick-reference pocket guide Evidence-based treatment described Adverse effects of treatment mentioned along with their likelihood Advice given on when to refer Drug treatments interactions, costs, dosages are covered extensively
Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't
Author: William J. Baumol
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Traces the fast-rising prices of health care and education in the United States and other major industrial nations, examining the underlying causes which have to do with the nature of providing labor-intensive services.
Author: Barry Lancet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this fast-paced fourth thriller featuring Japanese antiquities expert Jim Brodie, a double-murder at the Kennedy Center forces the PI into a dangerous game of espionage—putting him in the crosshairs of the Chinese, North Korean, and American governments. Jim Brodie is an antiques dealer, Japan expert, and second-generation private investigator. When two of his friends are murdered backstage at a Kennedy Center performance in Washington, DC, he’s devastated—and determined to hunt down the killer. He’s not the only one. After the attack, Brodie is summoned to the White House. The First Lady was the college roommate of one of the victims, and she enlists Brodie—off the books—to use his Japanese connections to track down the assassin. Homeland Security head Tom Swelley is furious that the White House is meddling and wants Brodie off the case. Why? For the same reason a master Chinese spy known only as Zhou, one of the most dangerous men alive, appears on the scene: Those murders were no random act of violence. Brodie flies to Tokyo to attend the second of two funerals, when his friend’s daughter Anna is kidnapped during the ceremony. It is then Brodie realizes that the murders were simply bait to draw her out of hiding. Anna, it seems, is the key architect of a top-secret NSA program that gathers the personal secrets of America’s most influential leaders. Secrets so damaging that North Korea and China will stop at nothing to get them. “As usual in a Barry Lancet novel, the action scenes are first-rate…and the knowledge he imparts about Asian politics and culture is deep. A solid, consistently smart thriller” (Kirkus Reviews), The Spy Across the Table takes us on a wild ride around the world and keeps us on the edge of our seats until the very end.
Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
Author: Lindsey Fitzharris
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly "Fascinating and shocking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These medical pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than their patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history. Fitzharris dramatically recounts Lister’s discoveries in gripping detail, culminating in his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection—and could be countered by antiseptics. Focusing on the tumultuous period from 1850 to 1875, she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and takes us through the grimy medical schools and dreary hospitals where they learned their art, the deadhouses where they studied anatomy, and the graveyards they occasionally ransacked for cadavers. Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.
An American Odyssey Inspired by Love and Recovery
Author: Danny Clinkscale
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"So I was sitting there in the car, and I did what you might do a few times a day-scratched a little itch on the left side of my face. But this time I felt something under the surface of the skin, a small lump. In other circumstances, I wouldn't have thought anything of it. I had led a remarkably healthy life, and seldom thought about health issues. But this time I did, and it was the discovery of the bump on the left side of my face that ignited the process which led to my odyssey." Kansas City sportscaster Danny Clinkscale tells the story of a year in his life that combines discovery, surgery, and treatment of cancer, covering two World Series, and embarking on a solo trip through the upper Midwest. It was, simply, a journey at the conclusion of a journey. In Leaving Cancer for the Circus, Clinkscale takes the reader through the struggles of his radiation treatment, its side effects, and the changes it made to his life. Throughout the ordeal, Clinkscale worked on-air, and it was during this time that he conceptualized his plan and goal of taking a trip after his health began to normalize. The solo trip is the heart of the story-tales of small towns, beautiful vistas, and the unique people and places he encountered on the way. Woven into the narrative are reminiscences of a long career in broadcasting, as well as biographical chapters highlighting important events that shaped his full life, a life forever altered by cancer. Despite the serious nature of the inspiration for the story, Leaving Cancer is mostly an upbeat and sometimes humorous account of many places and times. It is also, at its heart, a love story, detailing the author's faith that his wife would understand his whimsy.
Author: Adolfo Bronstein
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance rank amongst the most common presenting symptoms in neurology, ENT, geriatric medicine, and general practice. These symptoms can originate from many different organs and systems, such as the inner ear, general medical conditions, neurological and psychological disorders. The Oxford Textbook of Vertigo and Imbalance provides an up-to-date summary of the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and management of disorders leading to dizziness and poor balance. This textbook is conceptually divided into three sections, detailing the scientific basis, general clinical issues, and specific diseases diagnosed in clinical practice that are responsible for complaints of dizziness and imbalance. Individual chapters address benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular migraine, vestibular neuritis, stroke, and Ménière's disease. Additional chapters follow a syndrome-based approach and cover multiple conditions, including cerebellar disorders, bilateral vestibular failure and gait, and psychological disorders. The print edition is complemented by an online version, which allows access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint. It serves a useful clinical reference for neurologists, otorhinolaryngologists, audio-vestibular physicians, and senior trainees in those specialties.
Author: Judith Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This is a read-along edition with audio synced to the text, performed by Geraldine McEwan. The classic story about everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog!
The Sometimes Funny, Definitely Not Depressing, True Story of a Mum With Cancer
Author: Julia Watson
Publisher: Black Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I have cancer, but it's not who I am. Mother of four girls Julia Watson thought her world was falling apart when she found out she had terminal cancer. But with humour and courage, Julia faces the greatest challenge of her life – and in the process becomes the person she'd always wanted to be. A survivor of child abuse, brought up by a mother with mental illness, Julia was no stranger to adversity. After her daughter Georgie was born with Down syndrome, she thought she'd faced it all. But when doctors offer her the chance of risky but potentially life-saving surgery, Julia faces her toughest situation yet. Follow Julia and her family, as she writes her way through the crisis, chases her dreams, gets her dancing shoes on and discovers the lighter side of life with a colostomy bag. This is a candid, entertaining look at life with cancer and living each day with humour and hope.