Breast Cancer: Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Disease Management

breast cancer 2015I. Craig Henderson (Author)

Includes numerous algorithms for managing patients at risk of developing breast cancer and those who already have breast cancer at any stage Summarizes results and interprets data from key clinical trials of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy Extensive discussion on managing advanced or metastatic breast cancer with emphasis on cutting edge therapies

modalities. The single most important fact about breast cancer is the great variation in its natural history and its responsiveness to therapy from one patient to another. The clinician must integrate an assessment of the patient’s likely course based on clinical and pathological staging and laboratory studies with objective evidence on the benefits of therapy. The primary aim of this book is to provide the clinician with the tools to do just that. Outcomes of clinical trials and details about commonly used drug regimens, drug dosage, and the expected side effects are summarized in generous tables and figures. Medical terminology has been defined and descriptions of the evolution in our thinking and understanding of the disease are often given to provide perspective in the interpretation of evidence from current studies for busy clinicians and trainees alike.

 

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The Neurobiology of Cognition and Behavior

John Hart; John Hart Jr; Jr. John Hart
>Neurobiology of Cognition and Behavior” is one of the initial textbooks of brain mapping in the field of cognitive neuroscience. This well-researched text by a leading expert in the field provides a foundational map of the human brain for cognition and behavior. This comprehensive map of essential human thinking and emotion is based on the explosion in the field of functional neuroimaging studies (fMRI, PET) in the normally functioning human brain. The approach of this text is to confirm the association of these brain regions by verifying that damage to the activated brain area results in a consistent deficit in the cognitive/behavioral operation under investigation. The approach used to form this view of mapping brain and cognition is based on cognitive neuroscience principles of defining dissociable, fine-grained cognitive units and associating these units with brain regions encoding for these units or aspects of the units from both functional imaging and lesion studies. These cognitive-brain relationships are incorporated into clinical syndromes to account for the behavior of these patients after a lesion occurs, with the added feature of presenting patient videos demonstrating the disrupted cognitive behaviors. This comprehensive textbook provides a framework of the basic architecture of cognition in the brain with this combination of activation and lesion study confirmation of the brain-behavior associations. This basic framework is useful for those students studying the interaction of cognitive science and neuroanatomy as well as being relevant to the experienced neuroscientist researcher or clinician.

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Challenging Concepts in Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Procedures

Challengby Miltiadis Krokidis (Editor), Irfan Ahmed (Editor), Tarun Sabharwal (Editor)
Challenging Concepts in Interventional Radiology is a cased based guide to the most challenging aspects of interventional radiology and endovascular procedures. The 31 Cases have been selected to cover a wide-spectrum of scenarios, from the endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms to the ablation of lung and kidney tumours.

Cases are examined from a multidisciplinary approach with consideration of diagnosis, practical procedures, evidence base, and guidelines. Case commentaries from renowned experts in the field provide a useful and high level narrative across each case and compliment the clinical tips and evidence provided throughout.

The collaboration of authorship between trainees and experts provides a unique insight into the management of the most complex and important cases in the radiology field. With a highly user friendly format, the textbook provides clinical tips and expert commentary for easy use in every day clinical practice. Suitable for candidates for the European Board of Interventional Radiology exam, fellows of Interventional Radiology, British Society of Endovascular Therapy fellows and radiologists, Challenging Concepts in Interventional Radiology appeals to a wide-ranging level of radiologists.

 

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Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urethral Pathology : Handbook of Endourology

Petrisor Aurelian Geavlete
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Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Each volume is easily accessible through eBook format. Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology. All chapters describe the most recent techniques, review the latest results, and analyze the most modern technologies. In the past ten years, the field of endourology has expanded beyond the urinary tract to include all urologic minimally invasive surgical procedures. Recent advancements in robotic and laparoscopic bladder surgery make this one of the fastest moving fields in medicine. As current textbooks are too time-consuming for busy urologists or trainees who also need to learn other areas of urology, this collection provides quick references and over 4000 images that are appropriate for fellows as well as those teaching in the field.
Offers review content for urologists in training and refresher content for experts in endourologyExplores new surgical techniques and technology through review-level content and extensive images of pathologiesIncludes over 500 images per volume; images taken from more than 4000 endourologic procedures performed annually at the editor s hospital”

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