Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination

Bernard E. Bulwer, MD, MSc, FASE-Noninvasive Cardiovascular Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MassachusettsBernard E. Bulwer, MD, MSc, FASC trained at the Lown Cardiovascular Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. After completing fellowship training in echocardiography at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his passion is to make echocardiography more accessible to non-cardiologist by developing educational tools that will assist in the implementation of pocket echocardiography—or the ultrasound stethoscope—into medical education and healthcare. He serves as the principal investigator of a global project to implement portable echocardiography throughout the world.


 Jose M Rivero, MD-Chief Cardiac Sonographer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MassachusettsForeword: Scott D. Solomon, MD-Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination was recently awarded with 4 Stars for Doody's Book Review!

Developed for medical students, residents, cardiologists, and sonographers, Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination presents a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and practical guide to the performance and interpretation of the transthoracic examination.
Key features include:

Practical step-by-step approach to the transthoracic examination Accurate depictions of echocardiographic anatomy Basic principles of ultrasonography Illustrated charts summarizing normal and abnormal cardiac structure and function


by Scott D. Solomon, MD Director, Noninvasive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Echocardiography is a manual skill. Unlike other imaging techniques, where a patient is positioned and a technician may press a series of buttons, echocardiography requires that a skilled operator apply a transducer manually to a patient’s thorax. Moreover, as echocardiography is not a tomographic technique, the images obtained are neither uniform nor guaranteed to be of a certain quality or even spatial location. Hence, the quality of the images obtained is directly dependent on that operator’s skill and experience; the success of the examination begins and ends at the hands of the person holding the transducer.

Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination by Bernard Bulwer and José Rivero, provides an introduction to cardiac imaging with echocardiography for anyone interested in learning this skill. It will appeal to sonographers in training and beyond. It will appeal to cardiology fellows, emergency physicians, and any physician or health professional interested in learning echocardiography from a hands-on perspective.

In addition to providing an expert introduction to the process of performing an echocardiographic examination, this book is expertly illustrated and will guide users through the first steps of interpreting echocardiographic images. A good sonographer needs to know what to look for, and how to look for it. While a solid understanding of the kinds of pathology that are typically seen are essential in an echocardiographers training, the most important thing an echocardiographer can learn is to recognize normal, as only then can he or she appreciate and understand deviations from normality.


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Navigating Breast Cancer: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS-Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center – Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineLillie Shockney is an oncology nurse, two time breast cancer survivor, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine. Her nursing career has heavily focused on the care of cancer patients. She also has a background in performance improvement and quality of care measurement. Her educational background includes earning an RN diploma degree, BS in Health Care Administration and a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is a published author and national speaker on breast cancer. She is the recipient of many national awards including the Impact Award from the National Consortium of the Breast Centers, the Excellence in Breast Cancer Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society, the Internet Health Hero award from Intel, the Lane Adams Award from the American Cancer Society, and the Komen Foundation’s Professor of Survivorship Award, along with many others. She is known for inspiring patients, health care professionals with her words of wisdom and wit and believes it is her mission to make the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer the least physically and emotionally traumatic she can, until there is a cure. Having experienced breast cancer personally and taken care of thousands of women with the disease, she is recognized as an expert. She also serves as the Ask an Expert on Breast Cancer for Johns Hopkins,, and several other organizations.
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In this newly updated and revised edition of Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Second Edition, author Lillie Shockney empowers breast cancer patients and their families by providing authoritative, easy-to-follow information about each step of treatment, helping  women to make informed decisions about their care. Armed with this invaluable book, breast cancer patients will be well prepared for each phase of therapy, and perhaps most importantly, will learn how to continue to work and live life while receiving treatment. This outstanding resource provides breast cancer patients with the essential tools they need to cope with symptoms and to navigate the maze of modern treatment options.

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An explanation of treatment modalities, including which will be the right ones for the patient De-mystification of the pathology report, surgical treatment and adjuvant treatment process Genetic information and counseling/assessment Biological markers that can help determine if chemotherapy is a viable treatment option


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Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition

by Mahmut Nedim Doral

Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation covers the whole field of sports injuries and is an up-to-date guide for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of sports injuries. The work pays detailed attention to biomechanics and injury prevention, examines the emerging treatment role of current strategies and evaluates sports injuries of each part of musculoskeletal system. In addition, pediatric sports injuries, extreme sports injuries, the role of physiotherapy, and future developments are extensively discussed. All those who are involved in the care of patients with sports injuries will find this textbook to be an invaluable, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference.


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Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery Retail PDF

M.D. Ming-huei Cheng; M.D. David W. Chang; M.D. Ketan M. Patel

From pre-operative assessment to post-operative care, “Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery”?presents?authoritative guidance?on surgical techniques in the treatment and management of Lymphedema. Concise and easily accessible, this highly visual reference helps deepen your understanding of each procedure and how to perform them. Step-by-step instructions and procedural videos from a team of leading authorities in the field of lymphedema and microsurgery equip you to?implement the most innovative and latest surgical and non-surgical approaches and?achieve optimal outcomes?for all of your patients.


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