The Mental Mechanisms of Patient Adherence to Long-Term Therapies: Mind and Care

by Gerard Reach

How can we accept that we ought to stop smoking, follow a diet, exercise, or take medications? The goal of this book is to describe the mechanisms of patients’ adherence to long-term therapies, whose improvement, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), would be more beneficial than any biomedical progress. For example, approximately half of the patients do not regularly follow medical prescriptions, resulting in deleterious effects on people’s health and a strong impact on health expenditure. This book describes how our beliefs, desires, and emotions intervene in our choices concerning our health, by referring to concepts developed within the framework of the philosophy of mind. In particular, it tries to explain how we can choose between an immediate pleasure and a remote reward—preserving our health and our life. We postulate that such an “intertemporal” choice can be directed by a “principle of foresight” which leads us to give priority to the future. Just like patients’ non-adherence to prescribed medications, doctors often don’t always do what they should: They are non-adherent to good practice guidelines. We propose that what was recently de-scribed as “clinical inertia” could also represent a case of myopia: From time to time doctors fail to consider the long-term interests of their patient. Both patients’ non-adherence and doctors’ clinical inertia represent major barriers to the efficiency of care. However, it is also necessary to respect patients’ autonomy. The analysis of relationship between mind and care which is provided in this book sheds new light on the nature of the therapeutic alliance between doctor and patient, solving the dilemma between the ethical principles of beneficence and autonomy.

Atlas of Contrast-enhanced Sonography of Focal Liver Lesions

by Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta, Adele Taibbi, Massimo Midiri

This book offers an image-based, comprehensive quick reference guide that will assist in the interpretation of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) examinations of the liver in daily practice. It describes and depicts typical and atypical behavior of both common and less frequently observed focal liver lesions. For each type of lesion, the findings on pre- and post-contrast images are presented and key characteristics are highlighted. Individual chapters also focus on the assessment of response to locoregional and systemic treatment and the impact of European guidelines on CEUS. The Atlas of Contrast-Enhanced Sonography of Focal Liver Lesions will serve as an invaluable hands-on tool for practitioners who need to diagnose liver lesions using CEUS in the major clinical settings: oncology patients, cirrhotic patients, and patients with incidental focal liver lesions.

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The Art of Aesthetic Surgery, Second Edition: Fundamentals and Minimally Invasive Surgery Retail PDF

by Foad Nahai, M.D.

Seldom does a book achieve status as a classic in its first edition, but The Art of Aesthetic Surgery by Foad Nahai has been hailed as a masterpiece since its inception. Reviews have been universally laudatory, and residents and experienced practitioners alike have embraced this work as the ultimate resource on all things aesthetic.

Now, this landmark work has been totally revised and updated with new chapters (many with new authors) and revisions to existing chapters to reflect the latest trends, techniques, and information. The text is supplemented with two DVDs with step-by-step videos of operative procedures.

Volume I Contents
The first volume begins with patient fundamentals, selection of anesthesia, and business basics. It discusses skin care and dermatologic treatments, facial fillers, and dermabrasion and chemical peels. It also explores hair transplantation, brow lift, blepharoplasty, and avoidance and treatment of complications of aesthetic eyelid surgery.

World-Renowned Authors

Dr. Foad Nahai is an acknowledged leader in aesthetic surgery. He has personally written many of the chapters. His contributors, representing the “who’s who” of aesthetic surgery, provide detailed accounts of their techniques for the different operations, as well as the planning process so crucial to producing excellent results.

Help with Decision-Making
Of particular note are the clinical decision-making chapters authored by Dr. Nahai. This invaluable insight provides readers with a unique overview of the various options for each problem, along with his preferred solutions. Complete with algorithms and case studies, this problem-solving feature offers the expert guidance necessary to sort through options, understand their advantages and limitations, and make the best choice for each patient.

Necessary Anatomy
Key chapters introducing each major anatomic region or topic area focus on applied anatomy and provide essential information that the surgeon needs to know to execute these surgical maneuvers safely and effectively.

Reliable Format
This new edition maintains the same features that made the previous edition so popular, including beautiful medical illustrations, large type for readability, and a consistent, comprehensive approach. The semi-atlas format features the applicable images located next to legend text for enhanced clarity

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Vascular Anomalies: Classification, Diagnosis, and Management

by Arin K. Greene

Vascular anomalies are common lesions affecting at least five percent of the population. Patients often require multidisciplinary care and are familiar to most medical and surgical specialties. Vascular Anomalies: Classification, Diagnosis, and Management is a clinically oriented manual that can be used for patient care, teaching, or research. The book covers the entire field of vascular anomalies, including infantile hemangioma, congenital hemangioma, kaposiform hemangioma, pyogenic granuloma, rare vascular tumors, capillary malformation, venous malformation, lymphatic malformation, lymphedema, and arteriovenous malformations, as well as overgrowth syndromes.

The book’s outline format, compact size, and portability (small enough to fit in a lab coat pocket) make it an ideal and convenient companion that can be easily referenced in clinical settings by any healthcare provider. All major types of vascular anomalies are illustrated, and algorithms for diagnosis are presented. This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the diagnosis, management, or treatment of vascular anomalies.

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