Atlas of PET-CT Imaging in Oncology: A Case-Based Guide to Image Interpretation

by Tamer Ozulker, Filiz Ozulker

This atlas is a case-based guide to the interpretation of FDG PET-CT images in clinical scenarios faced by physicians during the routine practice of oncology. The book aims to help the practitioner to overcome diagnostic dilemmas through familiarization with the physiologic distribution of FDG, normal variants and benign findings. The main focus, however, is the imaging of major oncological diseases. Different pathologies are addressed in individual chapters comprising teaching files of cases, each of which corresponds to a common indication for PET-CT imaging, such as metabolic characterization of lesions, staging, restaging and evaluation of response to therapy. Each case is accompanied by an explanation of the patient’s history, interpretation of the PET-CT study, and a teaching point often supported by relevant literature. This book will be of great value to residents and practitioners in nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine technology.


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The NeuroMuscular System: From Earth to Space Life Science: Neuromuscular Cell Signalling in Disuse and Exercise

by Dieter Blottner, Michele Salanova

The book provides fundamental new insights in the structure and function of the healthy NeuroMuscular system. Recent findings suggest that the musculoskeletal system that supports movement control on Earth is controlled by unique principles of structural, biochemical and molecular characteristics. Mechanical loading by working against normal gravity helps to support principal structures in bone, muscle and associated subcellular scaffold components. Disuse or immobilization of the body in bed rest on Earth or in microgravity in Space result in considerable loss of bone, muscle and force with downregulation of neuromuscular activity resulting in impaired performance control. The goal is to develop exercise prescriptions to maintain postural control in normal life, aging and rehabilitation on Earth as well as for an adequate human performance management in Space.

Five Steps to Start Your Refractive Surgery: A Case-Based Systematic Approach

Author: Sinjab Mazen M

Although there are numbers of textbooks regarding refractive surgery in the market, readers feel that they cannot find all what they need in only one book. They also feel that they have to read much to find what exactly they are looking for. And in spite of the vast number of refractive surgery courses conducted during conferences, the audience may feel that they do not get answers to all the questions that rise in their mind. In addition, during daily practice, refractive surgeons may wish to own a quick reference in their hands that is well ordered and easy to deal with. All the above reasons were behind writing this handbook. To make information easily accessible, simple language was used, a tabulated text was written, and a step-by-step systematic methodology was applied. Together with comprehensive illustrations, clinical aspects were integrated into basics to make use of any tiny information. To reach this goal, this handbook was composed of five steps consisting of nine chapters. Step one consists of four chapters dealing with corneal imaging and its clinical application in refractive surgery. Step two has one chapter discussing major refractive procedures. Step three has one chapter describing rules and recommendations in refractive surgery. Step four is a start-off step, consisting of two chapters, dealing with approaching the candidate and discussing refractive surgery complications. Step five presents clinical case-study.

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Information Mastery: Evidence-Based Family Practice

adby Walter W. Rosser MD CCFP FCFP (Author), David Slawson MD (Author), Allen Shaughnessy MD (Author)
Clinicians from all disciplines and specialties require up-to-date information in order to deliver the best possible care. It is imperative that information is relevant, valid, and obtainable in a realistic fashion. Information mastery is the applied practice of evidence-based medicine. Information Mastery: Evidence-Based Family Practice, Second Edition outlines the techniques and resources necessary for clinicians to incorporate an evidence-based approach to the care of patients. This second edition uses Usefulness Equation as a guide to the Information System, whereby the usefulness of information varies directly with the relevance of information and the validity, divided by the work it takes to obtain the information. This text focuses on all three factors: learning how to obtain valid information from journal articles, reviews, CME, experts, practice guidelines, decision analysis, and pharmaceutical representatives; how to focus on relevant information POEMS (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) in order to provide more effective patient care and that which has the potential to change clinical practice; and finally, how to access this information quickly and efficiently. This edition also focuses on Point of Care, stressing the use of computer-based systems, especially hand-held computers.


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