Biologic Knee Reconstruction : A Surgeon’s Guide

M.d. Brian J. Cole; M.D. Joshua D. Harris
>Treatment of articular cartilage pathology in the knees of young and active patients is a challenging and controversial issue. Biologic Knee Reconstruction: A Surgeon’s Guide is a how-to, step- by-step guide that addresses the evaluation and management of this unique patient population. Internationally renowned cartilage experts Dr. Brian J. Cole and Dr. Joshua D. Harris, along with their contributors, present information on normal and abnormal history and physical examination. The reader will learn proper decision-making using a patient-centered approach of treatment, increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome. In addition to radiographic assessment of articular cartilage, Biologic Knee Reconstruction discusses the use of biomarkers, defect classification, and patient-reported and surgeon-measured outcomes. Aggressive nonsurgical medical management, including medications, injections, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation, is also presented. Biologic Knee Reconstruction also discusses the management of concomitant pathologies such as malalignment, meniscal deficiency, and ligamentous instability. Selection of surgical cartilage restorative treatment options is multifactorial, requiring consideration of several patient-, knee-, and defect-specific issues. All contemporary open and arthroscopic cartilage techniques are presented in detail with high resolution figures. A unique feature of Biologic Knee Reconstruction is the presentation of several chapters discussing non-medical issues highly pertinent to the advancement and future of this field: funding of research and cost of new advanced technologies, regulation of advanced cellular, tissue, and genetic technologies, evidence-based medicine and clinical trial design and conduct, and the ethics of allograft tissues and stem cell use. Features: * Technique preference cards from the experts performing cartilage surgery * Patient education information * The most up-to-date descript

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome, 2nd Edition

Ernest Choy
>Part of the Oxford Rheumatology Library, the second edition of Fibromyalgia Syndrome provides a succinct and practical guide to help rheumatologists and general practitioners diagnose and manage patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. The emphasis throughout is on tailoring treatment to the individual patient, and considering a combination of education, non-pharmacological, and pharmacological treatments. This comprehensive approach improves symptoms and quality of life in all those treated for FMS, benefitting not only patients but also healthcare providers and society.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) afflicts 2-5% of the population, more commonly females than males. It is characterised by chronic widespread pain, although fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, stiffness, and cognitive dysfunction are also common. National and international societies recognise the healthcare burden of FMS, and published recommendations and guidelines emphasise the importance of a positive diagnosis and management strategy to empower patients to cope with FMS.
Now updated with new ACR criteria and additional international guidelines on the management of the syndrome, this pocketbook provides the reader with an essential understanding of the pathophysiology of pain in fibromyalgia, the different subtypes of fibromyalgia, and the pitfalls in diagnosis and management of this chronic condition.

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Cosmetic Dermatology : Products and Procedures, 2nd Edition

Zoe Diana Draelos
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Back for a new edition, Zoe Draelos’ outstanding resource to cosmetic dermatology again provides a highly-illustrated, clinical guide to the full range of cosmetic skin treatments.Bringing together experts from research, industry, surgery and practice, it is structured in four distinct parts for easy navigation by the busy clinician: Basic Concepts – giving an overview of the physiology pertinent to cosmetic dermatology and the delivery systems by which treatments can take effect;Hygiene Products – evaluating cleansing and moisturising products;Adornment – looking at aesthetic techniques such as cosmetics, nail protheses and hair treatment;Antiaging – ie, injectables, resurfacing and skin contouring techniques, and the rapidly growing area of Cosmeceuticals.With over 300 high-quality images and key summary boxes throughout, this new edition incorporates the newest procedural innovations in this rapidly developing field. Perfect for all dermatologists, especially those specialising in cosmetic dermatology and whether hospital-based or in private practice, it provides the complete cosmetic regimen for your patients and will be an indispensable tool to consult over and over again.

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Procedural Sedation for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Joseph D. Tobias ; Joseph P. Cravero
>Invasive and noninvasive procedures are a common and necessary component in the management of infants, children, and adolescents with acute and chronic diseases. As technology continues to expand, there are an increasing number of techniques that require sedation outside of the operating room.
Authored by experts in a variety of specialties, “Procedural Sedation for Infants, Children, and Adolescents” is a comprehensive guide for the initial design and implementation of a procedural sedation program and a tool to educate pediatric health care professionals on medications used for sedation, associated adverse events, and treatment of these adverse events.
Contents include: Pre-sedation evaluationDocumentation and parental instructionsMonitoring for procedural sedationMedicationsSpecific clinical scenariosNon-pharmacologic interventionsTopical and local anesthetic agentsQuality improvement and assuranceand more

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