Muscle Function Testing – A Visual Guide

Karin Wieben; Bernd Falkenberg

This beautifully illustrated pocket atlas provides physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists, and students with practical guidelines and quick tests for evaluating gross motor function throughout the body. The tests in this manual are particularly suitable for analyzing isolated muscle deficits and evaluating other testing methods. When used as a regular part of the physical therapy routine, manual muscle testing provides valuable information on individual treatment needs, enables the therapist to monitor progress and modify procedures, and allows the patient to see the results for themselves.

Key features:

Almost 200 high-quality color photographs and illustrations help demonstrate each step in the testing process Quick tests for evaluating overall muscle function, followed by detailed guidelines for testing muscle function in the head and face, spine, and upper/lower extremities Detailed introductory chapter on the foundations and anatomical basis of muscle testing Clear descriptions of clinical symptoms for each muscle group, plus examples from practice Online access to assessment forms on Thiemes MediaCenter Test questions and answers for self-study

This book is a valuable resource for all PT practitioners and students that will enrich their practice and help them to successfully evaluate and treat patients suffering from muscle-related injuries.

Pediatric Cardiology : Symptoms – Diagnosis – Treatment

M.D. Nikolaus A. Haas; M.D. Ulrich Kleideiter

Enriched with the extensive experience of leading experts in this constantly evolving field, Pediatric Cardiology is a comprehensive reference that helps cardiologists stay up-to-date on important developments in the specialty. It includes basic principles, diagnostic strategies for specific diseases, and the newest interventional catheterization techniques, giving readers the tools to successfully manage all types of pediatric heart disease.

Key Features:

High-quality instructive graphs as well as over 400 color illustrations and 100 tables clarify concepts in the text User-friendly organization facilitates the decision making process Online access to more than 100 video clips on catheterization, EKG, and normal vs. diseased heart comparisons on the Thieme MediaCenter Guidelines for treating neonates with cardiac disorders Clearly explains echocardiography, including anatomical landmarks and typical findings

From the fundamentals to the latest advances in pediatric cardiology, this book provides the core information needed by cardiac surgeons and pediatric cardiologists treating patients with congenital as well as acquired heart disease. It is also essential for interventional cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and interventional radiologists who want to increase their knowledge and skills and offer optimal care to their patients.

 

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Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, 3rd Edition

Robert Lanza; Anthony Atala
>First developed as an accessible abridgement of the successful Handbook of Stem Cells, Essentials of Stem Cell Biology serves the needs of the evolving population of scientists, researchers, practitioners and students that are embracing the latest advances in stem cells. Representing the combined effort of seven editors and more than 200 scholars and scientists whose pioneering work has defined our understanding of stem cells, this book combines the prerequisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells with a presentation by the world’s experts of the latest research information about specific organ systems. From basic biology/mechanisms, methods to application of stem cells to specific human diseases, regulation and ethics, and patient perspectives, no topic in the field of stem cells is left uncovered.

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Viva Training in Ent : Preparation for the Frcs (Orl-Hns)

Declan Costello; Stuart Winter
>The range of topics which you may be questioned on during a final ENT Viva exam can be very varied. Viva Training in ENT ensures you can answer any question confidently and comprehensively, this book provides you with over 430 examples, mirroring exactly the format of the examination questions and covering all the relevant areas of the curriculum. Dedicated chapters on topics such as rhinology, head and neck, otology and paediatrics take you through the types of scenarios that you are likely to face, often presenting you with a clinical example and asking you a range of questions to test not only your diagnostic skills, but also your supporting knowledge. Three further chapters cover the clinical section of the exam involving patients, and the operative surgery and communication skills stations. These chapters provide both example scenarios and general advice on how to impress the examiners, giving you a thorough grounding in how best to communicate your knowledge and complete tasks calmly and methodically. For each question, detailed model answers and explanatory notes are provided, along with links to relevant websites and key journal articles for further reference. Questions are supplemented with over 85 illustrations and photographs, allowing you to review real examples of the conditions about which you will be questioned. For any candidate wishing to complete the FRCS (ORL-HNS) or the DOHNS Viva with professionalism and a real depth of knowledge, this book’s detail and variety of information will be invaluable. Its clear layout and topical structure also make it ideal for surgeons wishing to refresh their clinical knowledge.

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