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Pathology of the Human Placenta

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Kurt Benirschke, Peter Kaufmann, Rebecca Baergen. (5th ed.) Springer , 2006.
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Most obstetricians and pediatricians would agree that the examination of the placenta often helps to explain an abnormal neona tal outcome. As early as in 1892, Ballantyne wrote, A diseased foetus without its placenta is an imperfect specimen, and a description of a foetal malady, unless accompanied by a notice of the placental condition, is incomplete. Deductions drawn from such a case cannot be considered as conc- sive, for in the missing placenta or cord may have existed the cause of the dis…
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Author
Benirschke, Kurt
Other Authors
Baergen, Rebecca
Kaufmann, Peter
Responsibility
Kurt Benirschke, Peter Kaufmann, Rebecca Baergen
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 1050 p. : 803 illus., 173 illus. in color)
ISBN
9780387267388 (print ed.)
9780387267425
Subjects (MeSH)
Placenta - pathology
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Obstetrics/Perinatology
Pathology
Abstract
Most obstetricians and pediatricians would agree that the examination of the placenta often helps to explain an abnormal neona tal outcome. As early as in 1892, Ballantyne wrote, A diseased foetus without its placenta is an imperfect specimen, and a description of a foetal malady, unless accompanied by a notice of the placental condition, is incomplete. Deductions drawn from such a case cannot be considered as conc- sive, for in the missing placenta or cord may have existed the cause of the disease and death. During intrauterine life the foetus, the membranes, the cord and the placenta form an organic whole, and disease of any part must react upon and affect the others. Similar thoughts were succinctly detailed in Price's (1950) discussion of his concept of the prenatal biases as they affected twins. His contribution also admonishes us that placental study is a sine qua non for a more perfect understanding of fetal development. Despite all this understanding of the past and appreciation for plac- tal disease, great resistance still exists to perform the task of placental examination routinely. For many pathologists, therefore, the placenta has remained a mysterious organ.
Contents
Examination of the Placenta -- Macroscopic Features of the Delivered Placenta -- Microscopic Survey -- Placental Types -- Early Development of the Human Placenta -- Basic Structure of the Villous Trees -- Architecture of Normal Villous Trees -- Characterization of the Developmental Stages -- Nonvillous Parts and Trophoblast Invasion -- Involution of Placental Site: Retained Placenta -- Anatomy and Pathology of the Placental Membranes -- Anatomy and Pathology of the Umbilical Cord -- Placental Shape Aberrations -- Histopathologic Approach to Villous Alterations -- Classification of Villous Maldevelopment -- Erythroblastosis Fetalis and Hydrops Fetalis -- Transplacental Hemorrhage, Cell Transfer, Trauma -- Fetal Storage Disorders -- Maternal Diseases Complicating Pregnancy: Diabetes, Tumors, Preeclampsia, Lupus Anticoagulant -- Infectious Diseases -- Abortion, Placentas of Trisomies, and Immunologic Considerations of Recurrent Reproductive Failure -- Molar Pregnancies -- Trophoblastic Neoplasms -- Benign Tumors and Chorangiosis -- Multiple Pregnancies -- Legal Considerations.
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Clinical Cardiac MRI : With Interactive CD-ROM

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J. Bogaert, S. Dymarkowski, A.M. Taylor (eds.). Springer , 2005.
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MRI has become the preferred noninvasive imaging modality for the heart and great vessels. The substantial technological progress achieved in recent years has provided the user with state of the art MRI systems, but their optimal use can be limited by restricted awareness of the potential patient benefit and the necessity for teaching. This extensively illustrated volume, has been specifically compiled to meet these needs. Essential theoretical background information is provided, and imaging ac…
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Bogaert, Jan
Dymarkowski, Steven
Taylor, Andrew M
Responsibility
J. Bogaert, S. Dymarkowski, A.M. Taylor (eds.)
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 555 p., 1218 illus., 92 illus. in color)
Series
Medical Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783540269977
9783540401704 (print ed.)
ISSN
0942-5373
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac imaging techniques
Heart diseases - diagnosis
Magnetic resonance imaging - methods
Vascular diseases - diagnosis
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Imaging / Radiology
Abstract
MRI has become the preferred noninvasive imaging modality for the heart and great vessels. The substantial technological progress achieved in recent years has provided the user with state of the art MRI systems, but their optimal use can be limited by restricted awareness of the potential patient benefit and the necessity for teaching. This extensively illustrated volume, has been specifically compiled to meet these needs. Essential theoretical background information is provided, and imaging acquisition and potential pitfalls are considered in detail. Most importantly, structured guidelines are provided on the interpretation of clinical data in the wide range of cardiac pathology that can be encountered. Throughout, the emphasis is on the implementation of cardiac MRI in clinical practice.
Contents
Cardiac MRI Physics -- Contrast Agents for Cardiac MRI -- Practical Setup -- Cardiac Anatomy -- Cardiovascular MR Imaging Planes and Segmentation -- Cardiac Function -- Myocardial Perfusion -- Ischemic Heart Disease -- Nonischemic Myocardial Disease -- Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Heart Transplantation -- Pericardial Disease -- Cardiac Masses -- Valvular Heart Disease -- Coronary Artery Disease -- Congenital Heart Disease -- Imaging of Great Vessels -- MR-Guided Cardiac Catheterization -- General Conclusions.
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Physics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine

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by Gopal B. Saha. (3rd ed.) Springer , 2006.
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A new edition of a book is always warranted when it needs to be updated because of advances in the field over time. Although the basics of physics, instrumentation, and radiobiology have not changed, their tech- logical applications have been changing and improving continually. Nuclear medicine professionals worldwide appreciate the book so much that the previous edition has been published in Japanese. Changes in content and appreciation of the book are the two guiding factors in writing this t…
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Saha, Gopal B
Responsibility
by Gopal B. Saha
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 320 p. : 125 illus.)
ISBN
9780387307541 (print ed.)
9780387362816
Subjects (MeSH)
Biophysics
Health physics
Nuclear medicine
Radiobiology
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Diagnostic Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Abstract
A new edition of a book is always warranted when it needs to be updated because of advances in the field over time. Although the basics of physics, instrumentation, and radiobiology have not changed, their tech- logical applications have been changing and improving continually. Nuclear medicine professionals worldwide appreciate the book so much that the previous edition has been published in Japanese. Changes in content and appreciation of the book are the two guiding factors in writing this third edition. Like the previous editions, the book is aimed at residents taking the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, the American Board of Radiology (Physics part), and the American Board of Radiology with Special C- petency in Nuclear Medicine examinations,and for the technologists taking the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certifying Board. The book contains 16 chapters, and at the end of each chapter, references and suggested readings have been updated and new questions have been added where appropriate. The first 10 chapters have only minor changes because of the basic nature of the contents. A section on the chi-square test and evaluation of diagnostic tests has been added in Chapter 4. Additional radionuclides have been included in Table 5. 1. In Chapter 8, the section on scintillation detectors has been rearranged and the section on dead time has been expanded. In Chapter 10, the sections on uniformity, gamma camera tuning, and quality control tests have been revised. A new section on software and DICOM has been added in Chapter 11.
Contents
Structure of Matter -- Radioactive Decay -- Kinetics of Radioactive Decay -- Statistics of Radiation Counting -- Production of Radionuclides -- Interaction of Radiation with Matter -- Gas-Filled Detectors -- Scintillation and Semiconductor Detectors -- Gamma Cameras -- Performance Parameters of Gamma Cameras -- Digital Computers in Nuclear Medicine -- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography -- Positron Emission Tomography -- Internal Radiation Dosimetry -- Radiation Biology -- Radiation Regulations and Protection.
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Atlas of Clinical Neurology

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Rosenberg, Roger N. (3rd ed.) Current Medicine Group , c2009.
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The newly revised, comprehensive, four-color Atlas of Clinical Neurology is extensively updated with reference to current literature. The new third edition organizes the highest-quality images from the field of clinical neurology, including clinical syndromes, for neurologists and clinicians. The atlas highlights the enormous strides being made in the biologic understanding of neurologic disease, covering developmental and genetic diseases, neuroendocrine disorders, critical care neurology, cer…
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Rosenberg, Roger N
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Current Medicine Group
Date Published
c2009
Physical Description
1 online resource (602 p.)
ISBN
9781573403597
Subjects (MeSH)
Nervous system diseases - atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Neurology
Abstract
The newly revised, comprehensive, four-color Atlas of Clinical Neurology is extensively updated with reference to current literature. The new third edition organizes the highest-quality images from the field of clinical neurology, including clinical syndromes, for neurologists and clinicians. The atlas highlights the enormous strides being made in the biologic understanding of neurologic disease, covering developmental and genetic diseases, neuroendocrine disorders, critical care neurology, cerebrovascular disease, dementias, behavioral neurology, neuro-oncology, movement disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, infectious diseases, neuroimmunology, neurotoxic disorders, and headache. This indispensable collection contains over 1300 images including algorithms, tables, charts, and schematic drawings.
Contents
Developmental Diseases of the Nervous System -- Genetic Diseases of the Nervous System -- Neuroendocrine Disorders -- Coma and Intensive Care Neurology -- Cerebrovascular Disease -- Dementias -- Behavioral Neurology -- Neuro-oncology -- Movement Disorders -- The Epilepsies -- Neuromuscular Disease -- Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System -- Neuroimmunology -- Neurotoxic Disorders -- Headache.
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Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis : A Practical Guide to Therapy

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Ali F. AbuRahma and John J. Bergan, editors. (2nd ed.) Springer , 2007.
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Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis is the definitive text on the current techniques used in assessing vascular disorders. The Editors and their international board of Contributors comprehensively cover all aspects of noninvasive evaluation of the circulatory system in the extremities. Readers of this new and extensively revised edition have at their fingertips authoritative information on the imaging of the peripheral vasculature. They are also guided through the establishment and accreditation of …
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AbuRahma, Ali F
Bergan, John J
Responsibility
Ali F. AbuRahma and John J. Bergan, editors
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 561 p. : 449 illus., 182 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781846284465 (print ed.)
9781846284502
Subjects (MeSH)
Plethysmography - methods
Ultrasonography - methods
Vascular diseases - diagnosis
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Ultrasound
Vascular Surgery
Abstract
Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis is the definitive text on the current techniques used in assessing vascular disorders. The Editors and their international board of Contributors comprehensively cover all aspects of noninvasive evaluation of the circulatory system in the extremities. Readers of this new and extensively revised edition have at their fingertips authoritative information on the imaging of the peripheral vasculature. They are also guided through the establishment and accreditation of a vascular laboratory and introduced to the theories behind diagnostic testing. There has been expansion of the book by the inclusion of special sections dedicated to the practical clinical management of patients through the vascular laboratory. The book is therefore invaluable to all those working in vascular laboratories as well as cardiologists, general surgeons involved in vascular surgery and the vascular surgery and medicine community in general.
Contents
Section I. Vascular Laboratory Operations -- Improving Quality in Noninvasive Testing by Certification and Accreditation -- Qualifications of the Physician in the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory -- Section II. Basic Physics -- Principles and Instruments of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Doppler Ultrasound -- Section III. Cerebrovascular Diagnosis -- Overview of Cerebrovascular Disease -- Overview of Various Noninvasive Cerebrovascular Techniques -- Duplex Scanning of the Carotid Arteries -- The Role of Color Duplex Scanning in Diagnosing Diseases of the Aortic Arch Branches and Carotid Arteries -- Vertebral Artery Ultrasonography -- Transcranial Doppler Sonography -- Ultrasonic Characterization of Carotid Plaques -- Carotid Plaque Echolucency Measured by Grayscale Median Identifies Patients at Increased Risk of Stroke during Carotid Stenting. The Imaging in Carotid Angioplasty and Risk of Stroke Study -- Duplex Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Temporal Arteritis -- Duplex Ultrasound Velocity Criteria for Carotid Stenting Patients -- Use of Transcranial Doppler in Monitoring Patients during Carotid Artery Stenting -- Use of an Angle-Independent Doppler System for Intraoperative Carotid Endarterectomy Surveillance -- Clinical Implications of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Insufficiency -- Section IV. Noninvasive Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Extremities -- Overview of Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Lower Extremity -- Overview of Noninvasive Vascular Techniques in Peripheral Arterial Disease -- Segmental Doppler Pressures and Doppler Waveform Analysis in Peripheral Vascular Disease of the Lower Extremities -- Pulse Volume Recording in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease -- Duplex Scanning for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease -- Duplex Surveillance of Infrainguinal Bypass Grafts -- Rationale and Benefits of Surveillance After Prosthetic Infrainguinal Bypass Grafts -- Rationale and Benefits of Surveillance After Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty and Stenting of Iliac and Femoral Arteries -- Duplex Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Femoral Pseudoaneurysms -- Lower Extremity Arterial Mapping: Duplex Ultrasound as an Alternative to Arteriography Prior to Femoral and Popliteal Reconstruction -- Preoperative Saphenous Vein Mapping -- Noninvasive Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Vascular Disease -- Ultrasound Imaging of Upper Extremity Arteries: Clinical Applications -- Protocol and Technique of Dialysis Ultrasound Surveillance -- Noninvasive Evaluation for Congenital Arteriovenous Fistulas and Malformation -- Clinical Implications of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease -- Section V. Noninvasive Diagnosis of Venous Disorders of the Extremities -- Overview of Venous Disorders -- Overview: Plethysmographic Techniques in the Diagnosis of Venous Disease -- Venous Duplex Ultrasound of the Lower Extremity in the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis -- Venous Imaging for Reflux Using Duplex Ultrasonography -- Duplex Ultrasound Use for Bedside Insertion of Inferior Vena Cava Filters -- Venous Stenting Using Intravascular Ultrasound -- Ultrasound Guidance for Venous Therapy: VNUS, Endovenous Laser Treatments, and Foam -- Clinical Implications of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Venous Disorders -- Section VI. Deep Abdominal Doppler -- Deep Doppler in the Liver Vasculature -- Duplex Evaluation of the Renal Arteries -- Duplex Ultrasonography of the Mesenteric Circulation -- The Role of Color Duplex Ultrasound in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Stent Grafts -- Section VII. Miscellaneous -- Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension: Principles and Applications -- Role of Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Peripheral Vascular Disease -- Intravascular Ultrasound Applications -- Three-Dimensional Vascular Imaging and Three-Dimensional Color Power Angiography Imaging -- Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound.
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Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases

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edited by Stephen C. Piscitelli, Keith A. Rodvold. (2nd ed.) Humana Press , 2005.
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Now extensively revised and significantly expanded, this second edition of the highly praised Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases includes all the major recent advances in the understanding of drug interactions, with particular emphasis on the many new drugs approved since the first edition. The treatment of drug interaction mechanisms has increased to fill two chapters, allowing a more detailed description of absorption, metabolism, and excretion, as well as describing the growing knowled…
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Piscitelli, Stephen C
Rodvold, Keith A
Responsibility
edited by Stephen C. Piscitelli, Keith A. Rodvold
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date Published
2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 534 p., 3 illus.)
Series Title
Infectious disease
ISBN
9781588294555 (print ed.)
9781592599240
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-infective agents - pharmacology
Anti-Infective Agents - therapeutic use
Drug Interactions
Infection - drug therapy
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Infectious Diseases
Pharmaceutical Sciences/Technology
Abstract
Now extensively revised and significantly expanded, this second edition of the highly praised Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases includes all the major recent advances in the understanding of drug interactions, with particular emphasis on the many new drugs approved since the first edition. The treatment of drug interaction mechanisms has increased to fill two chapters, allowing a more detailed description of absorption, metabolism, and excretion, as well as describing the growing knowledge of transport proteins. Recent reports of drug interactions, new case studies, and a new chapter outlining the regulatory perspective on interaction studies during drug development have been added. The chapter on study design and data analysis remains one of the best of its kind. The information contained in the book ranges from detailed tables of specific drug-drug interactions to in-depth discussions of interaction mechanisms and research issues. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases, Second Edition concisely and authoritatively summarizes--for rapid access by all health care practitioners--the important drug interactions that occur during the treatment of infectious diseases, the mechanisms of their action, and the best strategies for their management in patient care.
Contents
Introduction to Drug Interactions -- Mechanisms of Drug Interactions I. Absorption, Metabolism, and Excretion -- Mechanisms of Drug Interactions II. Transport Proteins -- Drug Interactions: Regulatory Perspective -- Drug Interactions With Antiretrovirals for HIV Infection -- Drugs for HIV-Related Opportunistic Infections -- Drugs for Tuberculosis -- Quinolones -- ß-Lactam Antibiotics -- Antifungal Agents -- Miscellaneous Antibiotics -- Drug-Food Interactions -- Drug-Cytokine Interactions -- Circumventing Drug Interactions -- Design and Data Analysis of Drug Interaction Studies.
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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

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Cathy C. Cartwright, Donna C. Wallace, editors. Springer , 2007.
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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient serves as a detailed reference for all nurses caring for children with neurosurgical problems. Staff nurses (and student nurses) working in clinics, PICU, pediatrics, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency department and radiology will benefit from the information presented in this book. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help them to …
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Cartwright, Cathy C
Wallace, Donna C
Responsibility
Cathy C. Cartwright, Donna C. Wallace, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 284 p. : 119 illus., 56 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783540297031 (print ed.)
9783540297048
Subjects (MeSH)
Child
Infant
Nervous system diseases - nursing
Neurosurgical procedures - nursing
Pediatric nursing - methods
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Nursing Management/Nursing Research
Pediatrics
Abstract
Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient serves as a detailed reference for all nurses caring for children with neurosurgical problems. Staff nurses (and student nurses) working in clinics, PICU, pediatrics, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency department and radiology will benefit from the information presented in this book. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help them to understand the rationale behind the nursing care. Presenting symptoms and findings on neurological examination and history will enable nurses to identify normal signs. Each chapter includes information on patient and family education and will give helpful guidelines. Although there has been a need within the pediatric neurosurgery community for this type of information for years, there is no other reference available that provides this type of specific information.
Contents
Neurological Assessment of the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent -- Hydrocephalus -- Craniosynostosis -- Neural Tube Defects -- Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia -- Tumors of the Central Nervous System -- Traumatic Brain Injury -- Spine -- Neurovascular Disease -- Surgical Management of Epilepsy -- Surgical Management of Spasticity -- Infections of the Central Nervous System.
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Ophthalmologic Drug Guide

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Douglas J. Rhee, Kathryn A. Colby, Christopher J. Rapuano, Lucia Sobrin. Springer , 2007.
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Ophthalmology has long been considered a surgical area because so many disorders/diseases are treated surgically rather than medically. In the past ten years, however, there have been considerable therapeutic breakthroughs in non-surgical treatments. For instance, anti-glaucoma agents have becoming increasingly effective. This edition will include a new chapter for retinal disease. There are now several pharmaceutical agents being used to treat these diseases. Specifically, age-related macular …
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Rhee, Douglas J
Other Authors
Colby, Kathryn A
Rapuano, Christopher J
Sobrin, Lucia
Responsibility
Douglas J. Rhee, Kathryn A. Colby, Christopher J. Rapuano, Lucia Sobrin
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 133 p.)
ISBN
9780387332512 (print ed.)
9780387499642
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye diseases - drug therapy
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Ophthalmology has long been considered a surgical area because so many disorders/diseases are treated surgically rather than medically. In the past ten years, however, there have been considerable therapeutic breakthroughs in non-surgical treatments. For instance, anti-glaucoma agents have becoming increasingly effective. This edition will include a new chapter for retinal disease. There are now several pharmaceutical agents being used to treat these diseases. Specifically, age-related macular degeneration has many new products--macugen, lucentis, etc.--and intraocular infections are primarily treated with intravitreal medications. Additionally, the anti-allergy and dry eye markets have grown tremendously in the last 2-3 years (endura, restasis, xibrom, etc).
Contents
Antibacterial Agents -- Antifungal Agents -- Antiviral Agents -- Antiparasitic Agents -- Antiglaucoma Agents -- Neuro-Ophthalmology -- Anti-Inflammatory Agents -- Mydriatics, Cycloplegics, and Reversal Agents -- Lubricants and Viscoelastics -- Miscellaneous Conditions -- Anti-Angiogenesis Agents -- Contact Lens Solutions.
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Optic Nerve Disorders : Diagnosis and Management

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Jane W. Chan. Springer , 2007.
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The optic nerve and the brain comprise the main anatomic components of neuro-ophthalmology. Although there are numerous handbooks and major texts describing all the common disorders of neuro-ophthalmology, OPTIC NERVE DISORDERS provides a practical reference book focusing only on common optic nerve disorders. This book is organized by optic nerve diagnoses commonly encountered in a neuro-ophthalmologic practice. It is written in a clear, concise style for quick, easy reference in the clinic. Th…
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Chan, Jane W
Responsibility
Jane W. Chan
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 284 p. : 62 illus., 47 illus. in color)
ISBN
9780387689784 (print ed.)
9780387689791
Subjects (MeSH)
Optic nerve diseases - diagnosis
Optic nerve diseases - therapy
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Neurology
Ophthalmology
Software Engineering
Abstract
The optic nerve and the brain comprise the main anatomic components of neuro-ophthalmology. Although there are numerous handbooks and major texts describing all the common disorders of neuro-ophthalmology, OPTIC NERVE DISORDERS provides a practical reference book focusing only on common optic nerve disorders. This book is organized by optic nerve diagnoses commonly encountered in a neuro-ophthalmologic practice. It is written in a clear, concise style for quick, easy reference in the clinic. The organization of each chapter includes: epidemiology; diagnosis by clinical signs and symptoms and by electrophysiologic, ocular and neuroimaging techniques; pathophysiology; management by conventional treatments; experimental/newer medications under consideration; prognosis. Updated information on diagnostic techniques, including OCT and mfVEP, and genetic testing for hereditary optic neuropathies are discussed. New data from clinical studies, such as beta-interferons for optic neuritis, are presented for the management of each disorder. Diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmologic disorders with newer neuroimaging techniques, such as PET, SPECT, and diffusion-weighted imaging are fully explained. New data from clinical studies (beta-interferons for optic neuritis, for instance) will be presented for the management of each disorder.
Contents
Optic Neuritis -- Ischemic Optic Neuropathies -- Papilledema -- Compressive and Infiltrative Optic Neuropathies -- Traumatic Optic Neuropathies -- Nutritional and Toxic Optic Neuropathies -- Hereditary Optic Neuropathies -- Congenital Disc Anomalies -- Optic Disc Tumors -- Optical Coherence Tomography in Optic Nerve Disorders -- The Use of Multifocal Electroretinograms and Visual Evoked Potentials in Diagnosing Optic Nerve Disorders.
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Chronic Pain : A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management

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Dawn A. Marcus. Humana Press , 2005.
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Patients with chronic pain present a unique set of challenges to the primary care clinician. In Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management, leading pain specialist Dawn A. Marcus, MD, offers practical, clear, and succinct evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of the myriad of painful conditions clinicians see in their offices every day, such as headache, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and abdominal pain. Using an engaging case-based approach, the author s…
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Marcus, Dawn A
Responsibility
Dawn A. Marcus
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date Published
2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (352 p., 127 illus.)
Series Title
Current clinical practice
ISBN
9781588295019 (print ed.)
9781592598823
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic disease
Headache - therapy
Pain - psychology
Pain Management
Primary health care - methods
Other Subjects
; Medicine & Public Health
Internal Medicine
Primary Care Medicine
Abstract
Patients with chronic pain present a unique set of challenges to the primary care clinician. In Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management, leading pain specialist Dawn A. Marcus, MD, offers practical, clear, and succinct evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of the myriad of painful conditions clinicians see in their offices every day, such as headache, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and abdominal pain. Using an engaging case-based approach, the author simplifies the often complex care of patients with chronic pain by providing practical strategies for targeting important symptoms, establishing realistic treatment goals, and efficiently and effectively managing patients. Clinic-friendly instructional sheets (questionnaires, diaries, and chart documentation tools) can be copied directly from the book and used for both education and the monitoring of therapeutic compliance and response. Importantly, Dr. Marcus offers all of these practical applications in the context of the busy office practice. The author also presents invaluable guidelines for prescribing medications and nonmedicative therapies, and provides descriptions, illustrations, and diagnostic criteria to help identify specific, commonly occurring syndromes that produce chronic pain. Additional features include sections on opioid therapy and on chronic pain in special patient groups such as children and adolescents, pregnant women, and geriatrics. Also included is a value-added compact disk containing a companion ebook version of the book for downloading and use in the reader's computer or PDA, and continuing medical education (CME) questions that provide the opportunity to acquire 5 AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits from the American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery. Comprehensive and case-oriented, Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management offers busy health care providers a practice-friendly approach to assessing and managing the often complex and time-consuming problems of chronic pain.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Chronic Pain and Headache -- 2. Summary of Pain Management Issues: Frequent Concerns in Treating Chronic Pain Patients -- Part II. Pathogenesis -- 3. Pathogenesis of Chronic Pain -- Part III. Common Chronic Pain Conditions -- 4. Headache -- 5. Cervical and Lumbar Pain -- 6. Abdominal Pain -- 7. Arthritis -- 8. Neuropathic Pain -- 9. Myofascial Pain -- 10. Fibromyalgia -- Part IV. Special Groups -- 11. Pediatric Pain -- 12. Pregnancy and Pain -- 13. Geriatrics and Chronic Pain -- 14. Gender and Ethnic Issues in Chronic Pain -- Part V. Comorbid Conditions -- 15. Psychological Comorbidity -- 16. Obesity and Chronic Pain -- Part VI. Opioids -- 17. Opioids in Chronic Pain -- Appendices -- Patient Educational Materials -- Appendix A. Rationale Behind Pain Management -- Appendix B. Exercise and Pain Management -- Appendix C. Psychological Pain Management -- Appendix D. Pain Medications -- Appendix E. Chronic Headache.
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