Systemic Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Disorders in Pediatrics

by Rolando Cimaz

This comprehensive volume provides current state of the art of the use of corticosteroids in the pediatric patient. It consists of 14 chapters written by leading authors from different countries. The first chapters cover historical notes, general concepts on treatment with corticosteroids with regard to indications and side effects, and basic pharmacologic properties of these compounds. The rest of the book is devoted to the specific use of steroids in the different pediatric subspecialties. Despite advances with newer effective immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids still remain the mainstay of therapy for many disorders. Leading authors in their field have summarized these concepts to provide an authoritative, comprehensive guide to help clinicians safely and effectively use corticosteroids in their pediatric patients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs

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Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs

Eric D. Newman; Cynthia K. Matzko
>Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs, part of the Geisinger Healthcare System FAQs series, is intended as a patient education tool for those afflicted with the joint inflammation, stiffness and pain that accompany rheumatoid arthritis. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and this book will help you and your doctor develop an effective treatment program after diagnosis. The authors provide brief, focused answers to common questions raised by their patients-from how joints work, to how other organ systems can be affected by this autoimmune disease. The text offers discussions of the different methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis while discussing the everyday symptoms, tests and challenges that affect patients. The text includes a detailed discussion of available anti-inflammatory medications, their strengths and weaknesses. A gentle exercise regimen is outlined in detail. As with all titles in the FAQ Series, this book works to educate patients and provide concise, current information for common ailments.

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Emergency Imaging: A Practical Guide

Emergency Imagingby Alexander Baxter (Author)

A comprehensive introduction to the clinical radiology of trauma and acute diseases, Emergency Imaging: A Practical Guide helps readers acquire the image interpretation skills necessary to care for patients with emergent conditions. This book is organized by anatomic region, and each of the eight sections has an introduction that includes an analytical approach and checklist, important anatomy, imaging techniques, and key differential diagnoses.

Key Features:

More than 1700 high-quality images Concise discussions of 232 important traumatic and emergent conditions A format optimized for self-study and review, with illustrations and explanatory text on facing pages

Tailored to the needs of radiology and emergency medicine residents, senior medical students, and all clinicians who care for emergency patients, this book is an indispensable practical reference.

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Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

by Ari S. Hoschander

Every plastic surgeon has a handful of procedures that they perform regularly and a host of other procedures they perform only occasionally. This list differs from surgeon to surgeon and locale to locale. This volume is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to performing the most common plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgical procedures. Key topics include preoperative markings, intraoperative details, avoidance of complications during surgery, postoperative instructions, and the most commonly accepted ICD and CPT codes for each procedure. Line drawings and clinical photographs enhance the text.

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