David Oliver; Gian Domenico Borasio; Wendy Johnston
>Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or motor neurone disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that can cause profound suffering for both the patient and their family. Whilst new treatments for ALS are being developed, these are not curative and offer only the potential to slow its progression. Palliative care must therefore be integral to the clinical approach to the disease. Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement reflects the wide scope of this care; it must cover not just the terminal phase, but support the patient and their family from the onset of the disease.
Both the multidisciplinary palliative care team and the neurology team are essential in providing a high standard of care and allowing quality of life (both patient and carer) to be maintained. Clear guidelines are provided to address care throughout the disease process. Control of symptoms is covered alongside the psychosocial care of patients and their families. Case studies are used to emphasise the complexity of the care needs and involvement of the patient and family, culminating in discussion of bereavement.
Different models of care are explored, and this new edition utilizes the increase in both the evidence-base and available literature on the subject. New topics discussed include complementary therapies, personal and family experiences of ALS, new genetics research, and updated guidelines for patient care, to ensure this new edition remains the essential guide to palliative care in ALS.
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Prepare yourself for the challenges of orthopaedic surgery…
With guidance from one of the world’s leading hospitals!
Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopaedic Manual
Created by residents and attending physicians at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, this manual is a practical, concise, reference for orthopaedic residents. The book’s content is drawn from Hospital for Special Surgery residency lectures, attendings’ teaching points, and leading textbooks and journal articles.
This dynamic surgical manual includes…
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Andrea Rubboli; Eric Eeckhout; Gregory Y. H. Lip
>The management of patients committed to long-term oral anticoagulation, such as those with atrial fibrillation at moderate to high risk of stroke, mechanical heart valves, and previous arterial/venous thromboembolism, who are submitted to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become an issue of increasing importance in the last years. Guidelines/expert consensus papers addressing the complex management of this population, which is estimated to represent about 5 to 10% of all patients referred for PCI, have been recently made available. As underlined in the most recent guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) however, “guidelines are no substitutes for textbooks.” This pocketbook addresses the key management points and summarizes the properties of the stents and the clinical pharmacology of the antithrombotic agents to be used in these patients. It will be a useful guide for clinical and interventional cardiologists, internists, surgeons, primary care doctors, and other physicians who care for these patients.
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by John W. Hallett Jr., Joseph L. Mills, Jonathan Earnshaw, Jim A. Reekers
Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2nd Edition, edited by John W. Hallett, Jr., MD, FACS, Joseph L. Mills, MD, Jonothan Earnshaw, DM, FRCS, Jim A. Reekers, MD, PhD, and Thom Rooke, MD delivers in-depth, clinically focused coverage of all aspects of vascular surgery in an exceptionally well-designed single reference. Each disease chapter follows the same consistent format, for quick consultation and better comprehension. The revised 2nd Edition features several new chapters, increased endovascular treatment coverage, and updated data from the latest trials…bringing you the newest advances from the field. More than 1,000 photographs, line drawings and tables-including many revised illustrations now in color-depict key concepts and procedures. With its practical user friendly approach-and online access through Expert Consult functionality-this resource offers convenient access to complete guidance.Presents the work of a team of nearly 80 internationally respected vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists who focus on the issues and challenges you face in everyday practice. Uses a highly structured, templated format in each chapter to quickly and consistently deliver information on basic science, clinical presentation, non-invasive testing, medical management, surgical management, complications, outcome, and follow up-making information easy to access and understand. Includes Key Points boxes in every chapter that allow for quick reference and efficient study. Features over 1,000 photographs, line drawings, charts and tables that make important information easy to comprehend. Integrates clinical information with basic science making the material relevant to everyday practice. Covers treatment and interventions from an evidence-based perspective, whenever possible. Provides short, clinical vignettes in the same style as those found on oral exams.Provides online access to the text via expertconsult.com where you can perform quick searches of the complete contents, download all of the images, further your study with bonus review and self assessment questions, and follow links to PubMed abstracts for convenient consultation whwere and when you need it most. Offers new chapters on vascular diagnosis, graft infections, aortic dissection, and visceral aneurysms for greater coverage of the field.
Includes a significant increase in endovascular treatment coverage in many of the chapters, reflecting the growing need for experience in these procedures. Presents current data from DREAM and EVAR 1 and 2 trials. Features a revised artwork program-including many revised illustrations and former black and white images now in color-for an enhanced visual understanding of concepts. Includes bonus review and self assessment questions accompany the online version.