Grossman & Baim's Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention, 8e is the premier reference on cardiac catheterization, and appeals to seasoned practitioners, residents and cardiology fellows. This title reflects the rapid evolution and growing clinical use of hemodynamic data and of imaging and interventional techniques.
The premier reference on cardiac catheterization is now in its thoroughly revised Seventh Edition, reflecting the rapid evolution and growing clinical use of interventional techniques. The completely revamped interventional section includes new material on treatment of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, as well as on coronary atherectomy, thrombectomy, distal embolic protection devices, bare metal and drug-eluting stents, and percutaneous valve therapies. Other significantly revised chapters include pulmonary angiography, endomyocardial biopsy, and circulatory assist devices. This edition's companion DVD features more than 100 digital cases, plus more than 20 animations showing the actions of various invasive and interventional devices.
This textbook includes coverage of all the theoretical, technical and clincial issues that affect patient care. Changes to this 5th edition include: expanded coverage of electro-physiology, a rewritten chapter on myocardial blood flow, increased coverage of circulatory support devices, a new chapter on intravascular ultrasound, and a new emphasis on intervention.
Economics of Health Care Financing
Author: Cam Donaldson, Karen Gerard, Stephen Jan, Craig Mitton, Virginia Wiseman
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This new edition examines the economics of health care systems in a non-technical manner. It is written in a highly accessible manner for economists and non-economists alike. It is very timely and includes the latest evidence of health care reforms and their implications from a number of countries with different systems.
CT of the Airways
Author: Phillip M. Boiselle, David Lynch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book offers a comprehensive review of large and small airways disorders. It begins with four introductory chapters devoted to airway physiology, anatomy, and anatomical and functional CT imaging methods. These chapters are followed by coverage of large airways disorders in adults, including airway stenoses, neoplasms, malacia and bronchiectasis. The next section examines small airways disorders in adults, including asthma, infectious and non-infectious small airways disorders, obliterative bronchiolitis, and smoking-related airway diseases. The final two chapters detail pediatric large and small airway disorders.
There are relationships that exist between neuroanesthesia, neurosurgical procedures, individual patient pathology and the positioning of a patient for said procedure. A comprehensive examination of these relationships, their association with patient morbidity/mortality and how to approach these issues in an evidence-based manner has yet to become available. Positioning related injuries have been documented as major contributors to neurosurgical/neuroanesthesiology liability. This text examines these relationships. It provides considerations necessary to the correct positioning of a patient for a neurosurgical procedure for each individual patient and their individual pathology. In other words, this text will demonstrate how to construct the necessary surgical posture for the indicated neurosurgical procedure given the individual constraints of the patient within the environment of anesthesia and conforming to existing evidence-based practice guidelines. Sections will address physiological changes inherent in positioning in relation to anesthesia for neurosurgical procedures, assessment of patient for planned procedure, as well as considerations for managing problems associated with these relationships. Additional sections will examine the relationship between neurosurgical positioning and medical malpractice and the biomechanical science between positioning devices and neurosurgical procedures. Neurosurgery and its patient population are in a constant state of change. Providing the necessary considerations for the neurosurgical procedure planned under the anesthesia conditions planned in the position planned, often in the absence of multicase study literary support, without incurring additional morbidity is the goal of this text.
Author: Manish K. Sethi, William T. Obremskey, A. Alex Jahangir
Now in its revised and expanded second edition, this comprehensive, user-friendly text brings the latest evidence to bear on the diagnosis and management of orthopedic trauma patients. Centering on clinical scenarios, each chapter is based on a specific case. Leaders in the field of orthopedic trauma provide their expert opinions on management strategies and techniques while using data as their guide. The book is divided into sections covering the spine, upper and lower extremities, hip and acetabulum, foot and ankle, polytrauma, infection and perioperative management. New chapters in this edition discuss elbow fracture dislocations, femoral neck fractures in the young, Lisfranc injuries and acute post-operative infection. Each chapter describes and summarizes the data in a consistent structure, but achieves this objective in a case-based format. Utilizing the latest literature, Orthopedic Traumatology: An Evidence-Based Approach, Second Edition will continue to serve as a guide for orthopedic residents and practicing physicians alike.
Over the last 25 years, the advances in ultrasound have paralleled advances in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). ART could not even be practiced or considered today without imaging. Ultrasound has become the most important and widely used tool in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Ultrasound evaluation is one of the first steps to assess the cause of infertility; the three areas of evaluation are the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Ultrasound allows physicians to diagnose ovarian reserve but also pathologies such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, or other ovarian cysts that can impact fertility. The results of this initial exam immediately affect the decisions in the management of the patient’s condition. When fertility treatments begin, ultrasound is used in almost any interaction with the patient in order to monitor follicular development and endometrial response; ultrasound guidance is also vital for embryo retrieval and transfer (ET). Ultrasound Imaging in Reproductive Medicine provides a comprehensive survey of the use of ultrasonography in the female pelvis for physicians, nurses, and ultrasonographers actively involved in reproductive medicine and infertility. With a critical evaluation of advantages and disadvantages, the book covers traditional and new technologies, including three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound for ovarian reserve, ovarian monitoring and endometrial cavity assessment, Ultrasound, MRI and CT evaluation of tubal patency, MRI guided ultrasound procedures for treatment of uterine fibroids, imaging techniques of the embryo and embryo transfer, and pulsed color Doppler techniques. 3D ultrasound to assess ovarian and endometrial volume and 3D automated monitoring of follicles are also covered in detail with up to date references.
This book aims to provide condensed and crystallised knowledge, providing the rationale for investigations and interventions. Emergency medicine is a specialty where time and knowledge are critical factors in deciding appropriate management which could otherwise result in loss of life or limb. The challenge often is to have lucid management plans, whilst standing at the bedside of the patient. In order to address this challenge, a manuscript is needed which aims to enhance the clinical skills of the emergency physician. The objective of this book is to compile a road map for practitioners of emergency medicine, which would guide them through algorithm-based pathways. This format is distinctive by nature for its concise presentation, which facilitates easy reading and early application. Written by global experts, this book aims to be a truly international representation of emergency physicians who have come together to deliver contemporary concepts in emergency patient care.
Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine
Author: Christiaan Schiepers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
2nd edition - totally updated and revised. Provides the latest update on procedures in nuclear medicine. Documents the role of PET in oncology and introduces dual modality imaging with PET/CT. Includes sections on molecular imaging and future prospects. Represents an adjunct to standard knowledge of diagnostic nuclear medicine.
This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of different types of cognitive impairment by active authorities in the field. There is an emphasis on diagnostic and management issues. Cognitive impairment both with and without criteria for dementia is covered. A critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of the current research on the neuropsychiatry of cognitive impairment and dementia is included. Unanswered questions and controversies are addressed. Non-pharmacological and pharmacological aspects of management are discussed, to provide robust information on drug dosages, side effects and interaction, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Illustrative cases provide real life scenarios that are clinically relevant and engaging to read. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia is aimed at neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and general physicians. It will also be of interest to intensive care doctors, psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Author: Kendall H. Lee, Penelope S. Duffy, Allan J. Bieber
Publisher: CRC Press
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a widely used therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Its therapeutic success has led to the application of DBS for an increasing spectrum of conditions. However, the fundamental relationships between neural activation, neurochemical transmission, and clinical outcomes during DBS are not well understood. Drawing on the clinical and research expertise of the Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratories, this book addresses the history of therapeutic electrical stimulation of the brain, its current application and outcomes, and theories about its underlying mechanisms. It reviews research on measures of local stimulation–evoked neurochemical release, imaging research on stimulation-induced neural circuitry activation, and the state of the art on closed-loop feedback devices for stimulation delivery.
Based on 40 years of experience of the renowned Dr. Hermes C. Grillo, Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi is designed to be clinically useful. The book is divided into two comprehensive sections. The first section thoroughly describes the trachea, its diseases, diagnosis, and results of treatment. The second section is a detailed surgical manual featuring descriptions of special problems and their management. Topics covered included pre- and post-operative care, anesthesia, complications, urgent airways, and other special problems including ENT aspects, tubes, devices, stents, laser and radiotherapy, bronchopleural fistula, foreign bodies, transplantation, and irradiated airways. Tracheal replacement and the development of tracheal surgery are also critically reviewed. The text is well supported by the over 300 detailed and precise illustrations by Edith Tagrin making Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi an atlas within a textbook. Key Features: A single, comprehensive book on tracheal surgery and diseases by Dr. Hermes C. Grillo, an internationally recognized authority on the trachea A useful, explicit guide to performing airway surgery safely, avoiding pitfalls and managing problems, based on the world's largest experience in tracheal surgery Includes a dual-platform searchable CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations in PDF files. Audience: General thoracic surgeons in practice and training, ENT surgeons, general surgeons, head and neck surgeons, pulmonologists.
Tumors of the Brain and Spine
Author: Franco DeMonte, Mark R. Gilbert, Anita Mahajan, Ian Earle McCutcheon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Tumors of the Brain and Spine focuses primarily on approaches to the treatment of benign, primary low-grade to high-grade, and metastatic tumors in the brain and spine, as practiced by surgeons and clinicians at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The book is written mainly for the primary care oncologist, general neurologist, and general neurosurgeon. Discussion of treatment coverage focuses on neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, singly and in combination. Also included are chapters on symptom management, molecular genetics and neuropathology of intracranial tumors, leptomeningeal dissemination of systemic cancer, epidemiology of brain tumors, and innovative treatment strategies.
All aspects of radiology of the pharynx and esophagus are coverd in detail. The text covers anatomy, physiology, examination techniques, and describes all relevant disease entities. However, it also considers endoscopic and manometric aspects of interest to the radiologist. Moreover, it has a broad clinical approach, encompassing not only analysis of symptoms but also topics such as the social and mental burden of dysphagia. Interventions in the esophagus from the radiologist's and the endoscopist's points of view are also addressed. The authors are all renowned experts in their field. Although it is assumed that most readers will be radiologists, much information will be of interest to other specialists involved in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, including ENT surgeons, thoracic surgeons, thoracic surgeons, speech and language pathologists, phoniatricians, gastroenterologists, and neurologists.