Acing the GI Board Exam : The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource, 2nd Edition

M.D. Brennan Spiegel
>”Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource “”has been updated into a Second Edition.”
The “Second Edition” contains new vignettes, a discussion on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Exam, and discussion on test relevancy for residency rotations

In today s fast-paced world, gastroenterology and hepatology residents and fellows struggle to find the time to study for the board exams, prepare for the recertification exam, prepare for teaching rounds, or just plain read. What is the best way to effectively prepare and study, if reading multiple resources can t seem to fit into your daily schedule?
The answer to your study questions (and study time ) can be found inside the newly updated “Second Edition “of” Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource”
Why You Will Need to ReadAcing the GI Board Exam, Second Edition: New 41 new and carefully vetted board-style vignettes with color imagesNew Brief discussion on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) ExamNew Discussion on test relevancy for residency rotationsComprehensive yet succinct answers using a high-yield formatEmphasis on key clinical pearls and board buzzwords Answers to classic board threshold values questions that you need to know but always seem to forgetRapid-fire, crunch-time exam with 200 classic one-linersDr. Brennan Spiegel has collected every pearl of wisdom, high-yield factlet, “Board buzzword,” micrograph, and classic imaging study he could muster, all while keepingA”cing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource, Second Edition”a manageable size.
“Acing the GI Board Exam, Second Edition”fills the unmet need in board review by presenting time-tested and high-yield information in a rational, useful, and contextually appropriate format suitable studying for the board exams and preparing for the recertification exam.
Chapters Include: A compilation of general lessons learned from past test-takers Tough Stuff board review vignettesBoard review Clinical Threshold Values Crunch-Time Self-Test and Answer Guide time to get your game on
With its focus on pearl after pearl, emphasis on images, and attention to high-yield tough stuff vignettes you don t know the answers to (yet), Acing the GI Board Exam, Second Editionis truly the ultimate crunch-time resource for acing the GI and Hepatology examination, taking recertifying examinations, looking good on clerkship rounds, or for just challenging yourself with interesting and entertaining vignettes.

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Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics

M.d. Henry M.; M.d. Jane Meschan Foy
>Evaluate diverse pediatric complaints efficiently and accurately with this all-new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This convenient handbook helps you effectively evaluate patient complaints, and develop sound differential diagnoses and management strategies.
This practice-focused new resource provides must-know information and expert advice for confidently addressing more than 80 diagnostic challenges.
Discover all the pediatric issues you’re most likely to see
Look here for the essentials on everything from abdominal, back, and chest pain…to fever, fatigue, headache, and heart murmurs…to rash, red eye, sleep disturbances, and speech and language concerns…plus much more. Coverage also extends to evaluation of mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, emotional disturbance, inattention and impulsivity, and self-harm.
Some 200 full-color images complement the concise text
Work through patient problems efficiently and systematically
Designed to work the way you do, “Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics” guides you through every step in the diagnostic decision-making process. Information on each complaint is presented in the order in which you need to consider it as your evaluation proceeds.Pathophysiology and epidemiologyHistoryPhysical examinationLaboratory testsImaging studiesApproaches to initial managementOngoing care and follow-upSuggestions on when to refer or admitReady-reference features help save time and enhance outcomesPresenting complaints are organized alphabetically for speedy look up.Easy-to-follow algorithms simplify clinical decision-makingAt-a-glance charts and data tablesText boxes highlighting potential differential diagnoses
Contents include:
.Abdominal Pain
.Alopecia and Hair Shaft Anomalies
.Amenorrhea
.Anemia and Pallor
.Anxiety
.Back Pain
.Cardiac Arrhythmias
.Chest Pain
.Constipation
.Cough
.Cyanosis
.Depression
.Diarrhea and Steatorrhea
.Disruptive Behavior and Aggression
.Dizziness and Vertigo
.Dysmenorrhea
.Dysphagia
.Dyspnea
.Dyuria
.Edema
.Epistaxis
.Extremity Pain
.Facial Dysmorphism
.Failure to Thrive: Pediatric Undernutrition
.Family Dysfunction
.Fatigue and Weakness
.Fever
.Fever of Unknown Origin
.Foot and Leg Problems
.Gastrointestinal Hemmorhage
.Gender Expression and Identity Issues
.Headache
.Hearing Loss
.Heart Murmurs
.Hematuria
.Hemoptysis
.High Blood Pressure
.Hypotonia
.Inattention and Impulsivity
.Irritability and Fussiness
.Jaundice
.Joint Pain
.Limping
.Lymphadenopathy
.Macrocephaly
.Medically Unexplained Symptoms
.Microcephaly
.Odor
.Petechiae and Purpura
.Polyuria
.Proteinuria
.Pruritus
.Puberty: Normal and Abnormal
.Rash
.Recurrent Infections
.Red Eye/Pink Eye
.School Absenteeism and School Refusal
.Scrotal Swelling and Pain
.Self-harm
.Self-stimulating Behaviors
.Short Stature
.Sleep Disturbances
.Speech and Language Concerns
.Splenomegaly
.Stridor
.Subsance Use
.Syncope
.Temper Tantrums and Breath-holding Spells
.Tics
.Torticollis
.Vaginal Bleeding
.Vaginal Discharge
.Vomiting
.Weight Loss
.Wheeling
.And more
.Red eye/pink eye
.Sleep disturbances
.Speech and language concerns
.Vomiting
.Wheezing
.And more “

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The Sage Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, 2nd Edition

Ph.D. Eric E. Bouhassira
>The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Second Edition is filled with new procedures and exciting medical breakthroughs, including executive orders from the Obama administration reversing barriers to research imposed under the Bush administration, court rulings impacting NIH funding of research based on human embryonic stem cells, edicts by the Papacy and other religious leaders, and the first success in cloning human stem cells. Stem cell biology is clearly fueling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. This updated second edition encyclopedia will expand on information that was given in the first edition and present more than 270 new and updated articles that explore major topics in ways accessible to nonscientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. This second edition reference work will serve as a universal resource for all public and academic libraries. It is an excellent foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject area of stem cell biology. Key Features: Reader’s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Chronology, Resource Guide, Index A Glossary will elucidate stem cell terminology for the nonscientist Statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research Documents from Congressional Hearings on stem cells and cloning Reports to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and more

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Berkowitz’s Pediatrics : A Primary Care Approach, 5th Edition

M.D. Carol D. Berkowitz
>The new 5th edition is custom-built for efficient primary care problem-solving. It provides concise, practice-oriented guidance on all the most common issues — both clinical and psychosocial — you’re likely to encounter. Here’s hands-on help on topics ranging from temper tantrums and thumb-sucking to childhood cancer, kidney disease, and diabetes. Each clinical chapter reviews pertinent epidemiology and pathophysiology, then gives you clear, concise guidelines on what symptoms to look for, what alternative diagnoses to consider, what tests to order, and how to manage your patient.

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