Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery


The fifth edition of Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the gold standard for management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care--perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients.
This comprehensive guide features: * Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients * Outline format allowing quick access to information * Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues * Additional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor * Updated references, information on new drug indications and new evidence to support various treatment/management options.
Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Echocardiography Review Guide: Companion to the Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 3e


This review companion to Dr. Catherine Otto’s Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography demonstrates how to record echos, avoid pitfalls, perform calculations and understand the fundamentals echocardiography for every type of cardiac problem. It teaches and tests in one convenient volume, with precise step-by-step instructions on using and interpreting echocardiography. It's a must-have for anyone new to the field or preparing for the echocardiography boards, the PTEeXAM, or the diagnostic cardiac sonographer’s exam.

Enhance your calculation skills for all aspects of echocardiography.
Multiple-choice questions in each chapter cover the latest information tested on exams.
Features expert advice and easy-to-follow procedures on using and interpreting echo (including pitfalls in recording) in every chapter.

Prepare for your exams with "The Echo Exam" section included in each chapter, which features a summary of how to perform the procedure along with all the necessary calculations, diagnostic information, and real-life examples you may encounter.
Gain a full understanding of the material in the main textbook, such as contrast echo, 3D echo, myocardial mechanics, as well as intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is discussed in more detail for those new to the field.
Easily comprehend complex topics, including the latest in ultrasound physics and image acquisition.
Test your knowledge! Completely new questions and answers are fed into an assessment and testing module on the website for convenient learning and review.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Principles and Practice of Percutaneous Tracheostomy


This book is an introduction to the principles and practice of the most recent developments in tracheostomy, including a detailed description of the various techniques, together with summaries of complications, contraindications and comparisons with surgical tracheostomy. The reader is taken through the practical procedures for different percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, with clear illustrations to guide through the operation and avoid potential difficulties and hazards. The book includes all important and different PDT techniques available, with chapters written by guest authors who have contributed to the development and refinement of these techniques.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-limited Settings



There are major gaps in knowledge related to surgery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This critical book addresses these gaps by bringing together leading experts in the field who outline the context and provide guidance for surgical solutions in resource-poor settings. Filled with practical anatomy, decision algorithms, and treatment options, the book serves as a core resource for surgeons and anesthesiologists interested in global surgery as well as trainees and those confronted with surgical problems in LMICs to which they are not routinely exposed.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical Approaches: the AMERICAN ACADEMY of PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management



Edited by master clinician-experts appointed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this is a soft cover version of the Medical section of the acclaimed Deer, eds., Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches. It is intended as a primary reference for busy clinicians who seek up-to-date and authoritative information about medical approaches to treating chronic pain.
  • Clinically focused resource on the medical management of chronic pain
  • Leading edge topics, such as monitoring opioid use and abuse, the emerging role of cannabinoids in pain treatment, and the systems involved in nociceptive processing systems
  • "Key Points" preview contents of each chapter