For decades, health care practitioners have relied on Middleton’s Allergy as their go-to reference for comprehensive information on allergic disorders. Now Middleton’s Allergy Essentials, by Drs. Robyn E. O'Hehir, Stephen T. Holgate, and Aziz Sheikh, offers a concise resource that’s both easily accessible and highly authoritative. Perfect for clinicians in primary and secondary care settings, this practical volume covers what is most useful in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management. A practical approach to evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders, focused specifically on what the non-specialist needs to know for everyday practice. Each chapter begins with a handy summary of key concepts to help you quickly identify important information. Coverage of today’s hot topics includes asthma, drug allergies, food allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Concise sections on mechanisms are included where relevant, keeping you up to date with this rapidly evolving field. Authored by the same internationally recognized experts that produce Middleton’s Allergy, the definitive text in the field. Ideal for physicians, residents, general and family practitioners, nurse practitioners, primary care doctors, hospitalists, general internists – anyone who is called upon to make effective diagnostic and treatment decisions regarding allergic disorders.
Its premiere widely praised for its readability and wealth of detail, Essential Allergy′s second edition continues in the same tradition as a broad–based practical volume covering the whole of allergy. The text has a large number of short chapters accompanied by many illustrations, colour photographs, and diagrams (single or two–colour) and supported by summaries and headings. In this new edition each chapter is now prefaced by a ′key points′ section. Because this is a clinical text written for those who already [should] have a significant understanding of the field, theory and pathophysiology are only included to support a particular clinical insight. This second edition has also added co–authors: Ronald Dahl, Professor Kristian Aarhus, Dr Soren Pedersen (a paediatrician in Kolding), and Professor Kristian Thestrup–Pederson (a dermatologist in Aarhusto). Moreover, the ENT expertise of the original author (Dr Niels Mygind) has been enhanced by his re–training as a chest physician. As a result of these additions, the book provides broader expert coverage in the same successful format.
This is a comprehensive guide to the wide variety of allergic diseases in existence. The book opens with a general chapter on diagnostic testing for allergy, covering both in vivo and in vitro tests. Separate chapters are then devoted to a wide range of allergies, including asthma, rhinitis, anaphylaxis, and drug, food and latex allergies. Each cha
Delivers the critical information school nurses need for effective practice School Nursing: The Essential Reference provides comprehensive coverage of school nursing—from key foundational principles and best practices for the care and management of students to the future of school nursing practice. Edited and authored by experts in the field, this multidisciplinary reference offers full background on the scope and standards of school nursing, interdisciplinary practices, coordinated school health programs, cultural competency, and laws and ethics. It also provides tools for the school nurse to thrive as an advocate, health educator, and leader. School Nursing: The Essential Reference provides evidence-based clinical protocols for the management of acute and chronic illnesses and issues confronted by the marginalized student. Sexual orientation and gender identity are explored, as are violence toward self and others, emergency and disaster preparedness, and the impact of COVID-19. This guide is useful not only for novice and experienced school nurses, but also for school-nursing students and those preparing for state or national certification exams. Supplementary online resources include more than 100 multiple-choice review questions that can be used by school nurses to test themselves on essential knowledge to prepare for practice, or by instructors in the classroom setting. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of all elements of school nursing practice Highlights best practices for the care and management of students, including the marginalized student Addresses sexual orientation and gender identity, violence toward self and others, emergency, and disaster preparedness Discusses the impact of COVID-19 on school nursing practice and related management strategies Provides more than 100 multiple-choice review questions in an online supplementary resource Offers tips for the school nurse to thrive as advocate, health educator, and leader
Sleep-related abnormalities occurring as a result of allergic disorders can impact an affected individual’s health and overall well-being in a myriad of ways. This comprehensive book thoroughly covers the management of allergic and sleep disorders, providing a detailed discussion on how these co-occurring, often overlapping conditions can be treated in a personalized and patient-oriented manner. Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice takes care to include a wide range of multidisciplinary perspectives required to effectively assess and manage allergy and sleep disorders, from allergists, sleep medicine specialists, otolaryngologists, and dermatologists, to primary care physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, and other researchers. Allergy and Sleep begins with a thorough grounding on the science of sleep, allergy, immunology, circadian rhythms and circadian immunology. Part II addresses assessment and treatment of common allergic diseases with comorbid sleep components, in a practical, easy-to-use case-based format. Later sections closely examine sleep-related disturbances commonly associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic disease; providing treatment guidelines, and detail various approaches to management throughout the patient’s lifespan. This resource concludes with a review of disease, sleep and circadian-specific therapeutics. Written by experts in their respective fields, Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice is an ideal resource and important reference for any clinician working with patients suffering from sleep-related abnormalities due to allergic disorders.
The resource of choice for pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics continues to provide a focused overview of the core knowledge in pediatrics. Succinct, targeted coverage of normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders, make this an ideal medical reference book for students, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Get an effective overview of pediatrics with help from concise text, a full-color design, high-yield tables, and numerous images. Take advantage of a wealth of images that capture the clinical manifestations and findings associated with Kawasaki disease, lupus, lymphoma, stroke, and many other disorders seen in children. Efficiently review essential, concise pediatric content with this popular extension of the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (ISBN: 978-1-4377-0755-7). Focus on the core knowledge needed for your pediatric clerkship or rotation with coverage that follows the COMSEP curriculum guidelines. Easily visualize complex aspects with a full-color layout and images, as well as numerous tables throughout the text.
Thoroughly revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, this handy pocket manual presents step-by-step guidelines on patient workup, differential diagnosis, and therapy for more than 40 symptoms occurring in the head and neck region. The authors outline current treatment recommendations and offer primary care physicians advice on indications for referral. Also included are chapters on anatomy and physiology, history taking, physical examination, occupational medicine, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric otolaryngology, as well as an introduction to outcome analysis and office-based clinical research. This edition features several new chapters, including pain management and use of lasers in otolaryngology.
Essentials of Pediatric Nutrition relays the key information needed to work in pediatric nutrition with various age groups and diseases/conditions. This consolidated and modified version of the very successful fourth edition of Pediatric Nutrition covers the core best-practice guidelines on the most vital information concerning the normal child from preconception through adolescence as well as infants and children with diseases/conditions affecting nutritional status. It provides the tools and resources needed to assess, monitor, and determine appropriate interventions aimed at maximal nutrition status and growth. Topics covered: • Recommended weight gain and key nutrient concerns during pregnancy • Nutrition screening and assessment • Unique nutrient concerns and management considerations of high risk neonates • Food hypersensitivities • Unique nutritional challenges of infants and children with disabilities • Diabetes • Common types of cancers (such as leukemia) in infants and children and their treatment challenges • Enteral and/or parenteral nutrition • Approved botanicals in pediatric practice The online access code provides access to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts, Tanner Stages of Sexual Development, Recommended Dietary Allowances/Dietary Reference Intakes, and Conversion Tables.
With a number of well-publicised deaths caused by food-induced anaphylaxis in recent years, there is widespread recognition that preventative measures and prompt action are essential to living with this condition. This practical guide enables suffers to take a more pro-active role in its prevention. Information on special diets, restrictive diets and eating away from home, medical terms explained in layman's language an a comprehensive list of organisations to contact for further help and support are also included.
|Author||: Ellen Hillegass,H. Steven Sadowsky|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2010-12-23|
|ISBN 10||: 1437703836|
|Pages||: 784 pages|
Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, assessment, and aspects of the cardiopulmonary systems, with a focus on their interaction. The disablement model is used in describing the eight cardiopulmonary practice patterns. Expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting. Incorporating Guide language, her practical approach progresses logically from basic sciences through intervention, and emphasizes lifespan considerations. Material follows The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 2nd Edition, reflecting best practices as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association. Evidence-based content is based on the latest research in the field. Case studies show the application of concepts with real-world examples. Pharmacology chapters reflect both the rehabilitation background of physical therapists and the pharmaceutical expertise of a pharmacist. A focus on wellness follows the disablement model. Information on geriatric and pediatric cardiopulmonary physical therapy is easy to apply to patient situations. Testing for both cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction is conveniently located in a single chapter. Cardiovascular medication information covers the latest drugs used in cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Information on thoracic organ transplantation simplifies and explains these complex procedures. NEW chapters cover the lymphatic system and pediatrics. Revised chapters on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology differentiate between information that is need to know and that is nice to know. An Evolve companion website includes medical animations to illustrate concepts, along with a glossary, glossary exercises, and reference lists from the book linked to MEDLINE abstracts.
|Author||: Marilyn J. Hockenberry,David Wilson|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2008-09-17|
|ISBN 10||: 0323063381|
|Pages||: 496 pages|
Carry all of the most essential knowledge on pediatric care in your pocket with the Clinical Companion for Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing! This indispensable guide from the authors of the most trusted pediatric nursing textbook on the market includes need-to-know information for the clinical setting in a quick-reference format. Content on the procedures and diagnostic tests you’re most likely to perform, plus brief discussions of over 130 commonly encountered childhood illnesses and disorders, makes this the perfect companion for practice. The History and Physical Assessment section includes atraumatic methods and age appropriate techniques. The Pain Assessment and Management section features pain scales and information on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of pain. Over 130 entries in the Common Childhood Illnesses/Disorders section cover the most clinically relevant information in a handy, quick-reference format.Detailed information on bone marrow aspiration, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, pulmonary function tests, and more in Common Diagnostic Tests and Tools explains the diagnostic tests you’re most likely to perform in practice. The Common Nursing Procedures section includes essential information on procedures you need to know, including medication administration routes and procedures, oxygen therapy, specimen collection, central venous line access and care, and much more.
Essentials of Professional Cooking, Second Edition, focuses on fundamental cooking procedures and techniques, functions of ingredients, and desired results to empower the reader with the keen understanding necessary to prepare virtually any dish to perfection—without relying solely on a recipe. Specially constructed to meet the on-the-job demands of food-service managers, the streamlined approach of Essentials of Professional Cooking, Second Edition, extends the benefits of this material to students and professionals in hospitality management and food-service management.
Authored by the same stellar editors and contributors responsible for Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia, this title presents today's most essential clinical knowledge in cardiac anesthesia in a practical, user-friendly format. A manageable size and affordable price makes this an ideal purchase for every clinician who would like an economical yet dependable resource in cardiac anesthesia. Provides the key cardiac anesthesia information you need to know by authorities you trust. Uses a concise, user-friendly format that helps you locate the answers you need quickly. Features key points boxes in each chapter to help you quickly access the most crucial information. Includes annotated references that guide you to the most practical additional resources. Features a portable size and clinical emphasis that facilitates and enhances bedside patient care. Contains the authoritative guidance of larger reference books without the expense.
Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynaecology The perfect clinical companion; fully revised and updated for this new edition. Concise Evidence-based Focussed on the core curriculum Comprehensive coverage sign-posted by clear, consistent headings, from definition, aetiology, pathophysiology, history taking, general advice, clinical features, investigations, management, treatment, prognosis and assessment to risk factors and differential diagnoses. Includes self-assessment, emergency procedures and normal values. The perfect clinical companion; fully revised and updated for this new edition. Concise Evidence-based Focussed on the core curriculum Comprehensive coverage sign-posted by clear, consistent headings, from definition, aetiology, pathophysiology, history taking, general advice, clinical features, investigations, management, treatment, prognosis and assessment to risk factors and differential diagnoses. Includes self-assessment, emergency procedures and normal values.
|Author||: Eric Whaites|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2006-12-08|
|ISBN 10||: 0702040371|
|Pages||: 488 pages|
This is the 4th edition of this classic textbook, which is used in nearly all dental schools in the UK and in many other countries. The book covers both radiography (producing the image) and radiology (interpreting the image) and presents the subjects in an accessible format. This new edition has been revised with all new line drawings. Covers all the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Highly illustrated, with short paragraphs, bulleted lists and flow diagrams present the subject in an accessible format. Clear line diagrams help the student understand the different topics and interpret the radiographs. Starts from basics - simple enough for basic students needs, but contains enough material for the revising postgraduate. Digital imaging updated and treated as part of mainstream dental radiography New section on cone Beam CT Updated throughout including recent classification changes and more examples of advanced imaging Emphasis of chapters on maxillary antra and temporomandibular joint changes to reflect more modern approaches to investigation All line diagrams redrawn
|Author||: Anne Ballinger|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-09-29|
|ISBN 10||: 0702050148|
|Pages||: 992 pages|
Mini Kumar & Clark goes into its fifth edition! New to this best-selling, portable, quick reference to clinical medicine: Fully updated in line with the latest edition of Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine New chapter on malignant disease Practical procedures and therapeutics taken into individual chapters as appropriate. From reviews of the previous edition: ‘This really is an excellent medical textbook ... Easily covers undergraduate medicine.’ ‘Pocket Essentials is a great little book to review the night before you start on a rotation. It is small enough that you can easily read over the chapter and then appear on the ward with a good idea of what is going on.’ ‘In short this book is concise, succinct and gets straight to the point.’ ‘This book summarises everything you need to know: causes, diagnoses and treatments.’ ‘I am finding this book very helpful and more importantly very concise. It has most things you need to know about common clinical pathologies.’ ‘... I turned to Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine as my clinical medicine reference guide – and what a guide! An excellent book, which gives you the clinical features, investigations and management for a whole variety of different illnesses. The book is clearly laid out, and even has normal blood chemistry values at the end. Do yourself a favour and buy this book!’ ‘This mini paperback is a must for anyone studying medicine. It gives all the information one would need and all without the pain of carrying around a large book.’ ‘I liked this book ... it was useful having a smaller reference book ... to carry around on wards etc. – it's more digestible and easier to follow than big K&C, and gives a little more background than the Oxford Handbook – and I know people who use it to revise for finals.’
|Author||: Eugene M. Choo|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-10-11|
|ISBN 10||: 1455771929|
|Pages||: 138 pages|
Guest edited by Eugene Choo, this issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics covers the latest research in diagnosing and managing asthma-like diseases. Topics covered include vocal cord dysfunction, dynamic airway collapse, RADS, GERD, sarcoidosis, and more.
Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practical resource focuses on the core clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing dental assistant. The concise, full-color text has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp important DA information. And step-by-step procedures, application exercises, and a wealth of pedagogical aids ensure that you master all the necessary skills. Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on the core skills and procedures needed to become a practicing dental assistant. Approachable writing style ensures that you have a full understanding of text content. Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry. Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales. Procedure icons clearly indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core procedures. Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on important ethical considerations related to the chapter material. NEW! Content incorporates additional information on dynamic areas such as HIPAA laws and implications, dental imaging, dental materials, and caries prevention. NEW! Expanded and updated artwork focuses on newer products, materials, and equipment to remain current with technological advances in the modern dental office. Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on core skills and procedures students need to master to become practicing dental assistants. Approachable writing style ensures maximum student comprehension. Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry. Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales. Procedure icons alert students to the various issues they must learn to identify when performing core procedures. Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on the ethical considerations students need to be made aware of.
As the dialysis population grows, an expert medical resource on the percutaneous creation and maintenance of vascular access is much needed. This book fulfills exactly that need, engaging interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional nephrologists, and the medical support personnel serving these patients. Providing a clear understanding of best techniques and practices, the authors present an unbiased discussion of patient preparation, procedures, and new devices and equipment. Logically organized and concluding with a compelling collection of 15 noteworthy cases, the book is the culminating work of leading experts in their specialties. The first truly practical reference dedicated to this topic, Essentials of Percutaneous Dialysis Interventions extends across multiple medical specialties to address a global health problem. Easy to use, reader-friendly, and portable, experienced practitioners and trainees alike will find this book to be of daily value.