Alzheimer’s: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies

George T. Grossberg, MD-Samuel W. Fordyce Professor, Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry , Saint Louis University School of Medicine , St. Louis, MissouriDr. Grossberg’s professional expertise is devoted to geriatric psychiatry. In 1979 he started the first Geriatric Psychiatry program in Missouri, and in 1985, the first Alzheimer’s Disease Community Brain Bank. He is a former president of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, past president of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), and has served on the IPA Board of Directors since 1994. Dr. Grossberg has edited eight textbooks and contributed over 350 articles, chapters, and abstracts to the geriatric literature. He currently serves as medical editor of CNS Senior Care, as medical editor for Geriatric Psychiatry in Current Psychiatry, an editor of the Merck Manual of Health and Aging, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Director’s Association, and Demencia Hoy. In early 2007, Dr. Grossberg published the text: The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide (Broadway Books) for the lay public.Sanjeev M. Kamat, MD-Staff Psychiatrist, Saint Alexius Hospital and Forest Park Hospital, St. Louis, MissouriDr. Kamat is a Staff Psychiatrist at Saint Alexius Hospital and Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri. Dr. Kamat is also a voluntary faculty at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Kamat finished his Psychiatry Residency at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St.Louis, Missouri and then completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St.Louis, Missouri. He has published a number of articles appearing in various peer reviewed journals and also participated in a number of clinical trials.

As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s: The Latest Assessment & Treatment Strategies is a concise guide to Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment for physicians and other health care providers.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment

Jonathan M. Zenilman, MD-Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Chief, Infectious Diseases Division, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 
Dr. Jonathan Zenilman is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His career in STIs started at the Centers for Disease Control, where he was responsible for developing the national gonococcal isolate surveillance system. His STI-related activities have included being the director of clinical services at the Baltimore City Health Department, and a translational research program in the epidemiology of goncoccal resistance, behavioral interventions, and HIV/STI interactions. He is a former President of the American STD Association.

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From one of the nation’s leading authorities on infectious disease, this practical resource is designed for clinicians involved in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment begins with chapters on taking a sexual history and the examination of the male and female patient, followed by over 40 chapters that cover the complete range of sexually transmitted infections (e.g., gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, HPV, scabies, genital ulcer disease); as well as patient counseling; care following rape; and sexually transmitted infections in homosexual men and women, in commercial sex workers, during pregnancy, and in the military. With contributions from an international author team from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and several other countries, the book also offers clinical and public health case studies as well as ample figures, illustrations, and photographs. Key references are provided at the end of each chapter.

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The Emergency Physician’s Guide to Prescribing by Disease

Aaron T. Breit, MD-Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Folsom, CaliforniaDr. Breit graduated from medical school in Washington, DC, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in southern California. He currently resides in northern California with his wife and four children.

Designed for the busy physician, The Emergency Physician’s Guide to Prescribing by Disease provides appropriate drug therapy for a wide variety of acute and chronic medical problems in adults and children.  Focusing primarily on pharmacological treatment, this must-have resource can be used in virtually any treatment setting, by identifying the correct doses of the proper drugs for the appropriate indications as well as listing many alternative and supplemental therapies for both adult and pediatric patients. 

Compiled in an easy to read, compact format, The Emergency Physician’s Guide to Prescribing by Disease is an invaluable resource for emergency physicians, medical students and residents.
 

 

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Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute Guide to Patient Management and Prevention

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD-Corporate Vice President, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, La Jolla, CaliforniaStephanie Decker, RN, CDE-Manager, Professional Education, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, La Jolla, California

Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute Guide to Patient Management and Prevention recently honored with 4 Stars from Doody’s Book Review!

For almost 30 years, the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute has provided diabetic patients with the quality resources they need to improve their lives. Now, with this unique guide, the Institute’s expert insights are available to physicians! Packed with key information, this portable reference presents easy-to-use tools to effectively manage and communicate with patients about diabetes. Topics include standards of care and prevention, treatment of microvascular and macrovascular complications, blood glucose monitoring, psycho-social care related to diabetes, and much more! Exploring both the medical and personal side of diabetes, this guide provides physicians with a holistic approach to treating patients. Also included are state-of-the art patient education tools such as the peer-reviewed, multi-lingual handouts on nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, and more, that appear at the beginning of each chapter. Featuring a CD-Rom, and easy-to-understand medication guides, this stand-out text is perfect for every healthcare professional treating diabetic patients.

 

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State-of-the art patient education tools A list of resources at the end of each chapter Easy-to-understand lipid, hypertension, and diabetes medication guides and algorithms Precalculated carbohydrate, protein, and fat servings for meals CD-ROM

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