Bariatric Surgery: Prevalence, Complications and Impact on Quality of Life

In response to rapidly increasing rates of obesity, bariatric weight loss surgeries have increased worldwide, reaching approximately 341,000 procedures in 2011. Bariatric surgery is a major medical intervention with the primary goals of chronically reducing excess weight loss, decreasing incidence and severity of obesity related co-morbidities, and overall improvement in quality of life. Despite widespread evidence of bariatric surgery effectiveness on excess weight loss and resolution of co-morbidities, the effects of weight loss surgery on overall cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity levels (two critical components of overall health) have yet to be defined. This book discusses the prevalence of bariatric surgery, as well as the complications and it’s impact on quality of life. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Handbook for Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, 2nd Edition

by Douglas A. Levine (Editor), Don S. Dizon (Editor), Catheryn M. Yashar (Editor), Richard R. Barakat (Editor), Andrew Berchuck (Editor)

Handbook for Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology provides a practical, comprehensive yet concise guide for fellows, residents, and specialist trainees in the diagnosis and management of gynecologic cancers. The book is easy to read and designed for quick reference, with streamlined data to support treatment recommendations. The chapters have been condensed from the key chapters in Barakat, Markman and Randall’s Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, Fifth Edition and are consistently organized to move from incidence to etiology to diagnosis and treatment. Helpful algorithms and reference tables are included where appropriate. Key points appear in shaded boxes within each chapter.


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Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4th Edition

Chantal Simon; Hazel Everitt; Francoise Van Dorp; Matthew Burke
>Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice. Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up- to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay. Fully illustrated, and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital information they need at their fingertips.


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Lens Epithelium and Posterior Capsular Opacification

by Shizuya Saika (Editor), Liliana Werner (Editor), Frank J. Lovicu (Editor)

This book is the first to summarize the current knowledge of the cell biology of lens epithelial cells in relation to and in the development of posterior capsular opacification (PCO). PCO remains the most common long-term complication of modern cataract surgery, occurring months or years after cataract surgery, unlike most other complications that tend to arise during or soon after the procedure. Opacification of the posterior capsule appears to be linked to lens epithelial cells that are left behind in the eye during cataract removal. These cells proliferate, migrate across the posterior lens capsule, and undergo changes that result in fibrous or pearl-type opacities in the capsule.

The first section of the text explains the molecular mechanism and biology of lens epithelial cells that lead to the incidence of PCO. In the second part, in addition to a description of the mechanism and pathological condition of PCO, surgical methods and devices for preventing PCO are discussed in detail. Lens Epithelium and Capsular Opacification will benefit not only young clinical residents and junior researchers, but also established faculty in the clinical or basic academic field.


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