Oxford Textbook of Vasculitis

M.D. Gene V. Ball; M.D. Barri J. Fessler; Jr. S. Louis Bridges, M.D., Ph.D.
>The third edition of this definitive and highly-regarded reference work provides a comprehensive review of vasculitis, a fascinating array of life-threatening and minor conditions caused by inflammatory syndromes and diseases that affect the blood vessels. The text uniquely brings together concepts from both the biological and clinical aspects of vasculitis. Research in clinical immunology now invigorates the entire area of vasculitis and shapes a rational approach to pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, which is the substance of this text. Over 40 chapters cover known vasculitic conditions, and are illustrated with over 250 full-colour photographs of clinical and pathologic findings, diagrams, and tables. Separate sections are devoted to basic science, clinical manifestations commonly seen in vasculitis, imaging and percutaneous interventions, individual diseases and syndromes, as well as conditions which can mimic vasculitis. Many of the conditions are rare, and it is the exceptional clinician who has much experience with more than a few of these; thus, the invaluable experience of the international team of authors makes this edition truly indispensible.
Now in the Oxford Textbooks in Rheumatology series, this new edition of Vasculitis is published with a concurrent online version, which features 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 PowerPointRG.
This volume is the definitive reference for rheumatologists, clinical immunologists, and general internists, and will also be of interest to dermatologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, neurologists, pathologists, vascular surgeons, and pediatricians.

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Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling: Principles through Case Scenarios

by Janice Berliner

Knowledge of the genetic basis of human diseases is growing rapidly, with important implications for pre-conceptional, prenatal, and predictive testing. While new genetic testing offers better insight into the causes of and susceptibility for heritable diseases, not all inherited diseases that can be predicted on the basis of genetic information can be treated or cured. Should we test everyone who wants to know his or her genetic status, even when there are no possibilities for treatment? What is the role of the "right-not-to-know?" Do we test children for adult onset disorders because the parents just "have to know" or do we respect the children’s right to choose when they are older? Do we allow commercial companies to offer genetic tests directly to consumers without the proper oversight regarding what the test results will mean?

By using a creative approach that focuses on a single extended family as a case example to illustrate each chapter’s key point, the authors elucidate ethical issues arising in the genetics clinic and laboratory surrounding many timely issues, including:

· prenatal and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
· assisted reproductive technologies
· incidental findings in genetic testing
· gene patenting
· testing children for adult onset disorders
· direct to consumer testing

Ethical Dilemmas in Genetic Counseling: Principles through Case Scenarios is essential reading for anyone interested in the ethical issues surfacing in common genetics practice. Written exclusively by genetic counselors, it makes a significant contribution to the field of ethics in genetics and thus will appeal not only to genetic counselors but to physicians, nurses, and all those concerned with bioethics and social science.

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Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine, 2nd Edition

Ph.D. J. Alastair Innes; Ph.D. Simon Maxwell
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For over half a century Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine has informed and educated students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world, providing a comprehensive account of the practice of medicine. Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine provides the core content of the main textbook in a condensed format which will be invaluable whenever you are on the move – whether commuting, travelling between training sites, or on electives.

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Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Cases

by Chun K Kim

Covers the full range of Nuclear Medicine cases: Neurologic, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Endocrine, GI, Infection and Inflammation, Skeletal, Pediatric, and Oncologic Succinctly summarizes radiologic findings, differential diagnosis in order of frequency, teaching points, and provides next steps in management Includes fusion imaging – PET/CT – cases Over 550 high-quality images provide a visual resource for honing diagnostic skills

In 194 cases featuring over 450, high-quality images, Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Cases provides a succinct review of clinically relevant cases covering the full range of nuclear medicine. Cases are grouped into sections including: Nuclear CNS Imaging, Nuclear Inflammation/Infection Imaging, Ventilation/Perfusion Lung Scintigraphy, Pediatric Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac Imaging, Bone Scintigraphy, PET/CT in Oncology, General Oncologic Imaging, Thyroid and Parathyroid, Radionuclide Therapy and Pre-Therapy Evaluation, Liver, Spleen and Biliary Tract, Gastrointestinal Tract, Renal Scintigraphy. Part of the Cases in Radiology series, this book follows the easy-to-use format of question and answer in which the patient history is provided on the first page of the case, and radiologic findings, differential diagnosis, teaching points, next steps in management, and suggestions for furthering reading are revealed on the following page. This casebook is an essential resource for radiology residents and practicing radiologists alike.

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