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Syndrome Based Approach To Diagnosis

Author : Efim Benenson
ISBN : 9781447147336
Genre : Medical
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Many young, inexperienced doctors, have difficultly pinpointing a diagnosis: Is it a condition to which certain diseases could belong, or a disease definable in line with certain criteria? How can I apply my basic knowledge of diseases to a real patient? How can I find the correct diagnosis for a disease that I am seeing for the very first time? The traditional diagnostic pathways conveyed by current methods of teaching, from visual identification of the disease, knowledge of diseases, understanding of symptoms or patterns to diagnosis, leave certain diagnostic questions unanswered, especially on first experience of such a clinical pattern. Syndrome-based Approach to Diagnosis: A Practical Guide offers lecturers an alternative training concept in their teaching, which provides students with a model for self-study as well as the educational tools for learning how to think in clinical terms.

Consultations In Infectious Disease

Author : Daniel Caplivski
ISBN : 9780199735006
Genre : Medical
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This book of illustrative cases provides a cross-sectional view of the growing challenges that face the infectious diseases consultant.

Clinician S Guide To Diagnosis

Author : Samir P. Desai
ISBN : UCSD:31822029925021
Genre : Medical
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Experience is the best teacher when it comes to patient care. This guide is designed to mimic the thought processes of a seasoned clinician, linking a patient's symptoms to diagnosis through a series of logical steps.

Practical Guide To Chronic Pain Syndromes

Author : Gary W. Jay
ISBN : 9781420080469
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72. 90 MB
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Clinically oriented and evidence-based, Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Syndromes supplies pain specialists, neurologists, and anesthesiologists with the latest critical advances in pain management. Key features include: Sections clearly organized by specific pain syndromes Chapters with basic structural templates for fast-referencing Two supplemental sections offering in-depth discussions of medications and other treatment options Treatment recommendations for an array of syndromes, including headache/facial pain and soft-tissue, neuropathic, rheumatological, abdominal, urological, low back, and cancer-related pain The book delivers a swift and accurate diagnosis aide for the treatment of pain syndromes and the creation of treatment plans for chronic pain patients.

The Little Black Book Of Neuropsychology

Author : Mike R. Schoenberg
ISBN : 0387769781
Genre : Psychology
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From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology: Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral. Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables. Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure. Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests. Special “Writing Reports like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions. Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text. "There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents...There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment...the impact of the disease on the patient’s cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment." Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011 Read the full review

High Resolution Computed Tomography Of The Lungs A Practical Guide

Author : D Karthikeyan
ISBN : 9789350904084
Genre : Medical
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High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is one of the most effective diagnostic tests for detecting lung diseases. This practical manual presents numerous HRCT images with detailed descriptions to help radiology trainees recognise and diagnose the appearance and distribution patterns of different lung diseases. Beginning with an introduction to HRCT, lung anatomy and an overview of lung disease, the following sections describe different pulmonary conditions, organised in an easy to follow format, with tables and ‘key points boxes’ for quick reference. This fully revised second edition includes 75 practice cases and more than 500 radiographic images and illustrations. Key points Practical guide to diagnosis of lung diseases using high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) Easy to follow format, with more than 500 radiographic images, illustrations, tables and key points boxes Includes 75 practice cases for self assessment Previous edition published in 2004

Arias Practical Guide To High Risk Pregnancy And Delivery

Author : Fernando Arias
ISBN : 9788131238769
Genre : Medical
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Thoroughly revised edition of this well-known text is prompted by the popularity of the previous edition among both students and practitioners. The revised edition has been endeavoured keeping the key objective of Dr Fernando Arias alive—to provide Obs & Gynae residents, fellows in Maternal–Fetal Medicine, obstetricians, general physicians and interested nurses and medical students with a source of practical information about complications of pregnancy. • Most of the chapters have been completely re-written. • A new chapter ‘Impact of Advances in Genetics on Prenatal Diagnosis’ has been added, which does justice to the enormous advances in the field of Prenatal Genetics in the recent years. • Our understanding of multiple pregnancies has increased considerably. A separate chapter on multiple pregnancy has been added given that multiple pregnancies are at high risk of developing problems and therefore require greater attention. • An entire section of intrapartum problems has been added, making this a comprehensive Obstetric text. • The editors have managed to persuade leaders in the field to write for this edition. The chapters are authored by researchers working on the coalface. Their first-hand experience, knowledge, wisdom and hard work are evident in this edition.

Pain Management

Author : Richard S. Weiner
ISBN : 9781420093193
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This authoritative reference, the Sixth Edition of an internationally acclaimed bestseller, offers the most up-to-date information available on multidisciplinary pain diagnosis, treatment, and management. Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is a compilation of literature written by members of The American Academy of Pain Management, the largest multidisciplinary society of pain management professionals in North America and the largest physician-based pain society in the United States. This unique reference covers both traditional and alternative approaches and discusses the pain of children as well as adult and geriatric patients. It includes approximately 60 new chapters and each chapter is written to allow the reader to read independently topics of interest and thus may be viewed as a self-contained study module. The collection of chapters allows an authoritative self-study on many of the pressing issues faced by pain practitioners. Regardless of your specialty or medical training or whether you are in a large hospital or a small clinic, if you work with patients in need of pain management, this complete reference is for you.

A Practical Guide To Parkinson S Disease

Author : Alexandra Armitage, MS, CNL, APRN
ISBN : 9780826144034
Genre : Medical
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Knowledge at-a-glance on all aspects of Parkinson's and related syndromes The only resource of its kind, this is a concise yet comprehensive overview of Parkinson's disease and related syndromes written for PAs, medical students, case managers, and nurse practitioners in primary care and neurology settings. In an easy-to-read approach, it encompasses diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of the Parkinsonian patient along with abundant patient education and caregiver resources. The guide also addresses the unique considerations, treatment requirements, challenges, and prognoses for each of the Parkinson syndromes. The resource presents a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of Parkinson's disease including the different types of Parkinsonian syndromes, assessment, and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. It addresses measurement tools and disease progression for both motor and non-motor symptoms. Treatment options include the most current FDA-approved treatments with expert clinical commentary. Illustrations and diagrammatic representations of concepts, along with call-out boxes presenting key author insight, enhance the “information-at-a-glance” focus of the guide. Resources for patient and family offer relief from the burden of care-giving. Key Features: Offers comprehensive yet pithy coverage of Parkinson's disease in bulleted, quick-reference format for busy practitioners Covers the unique considerations of Parkinson-plus syndromes Includes illustrations, diagrams, and tables to quickly reinforce concepts Provides call-out boxes with key author insights Presents valuable resources for patient and family

Practical Guide For Biomedical Signals Analysis Using Machine Learning Techniques

Author : Abdulhamit Subasi
ISBN : 9780128176733
Genre : Business & Economics
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Practical Guide for Biomedical Signals Analysis Using Machine Learning Techniques: A MATLAB Based Approach presents how machine learning and biomedical signal processing methods can be used in biomedical signal analysis. Different machine learning applications in biomedical signal analysis, including those for electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram and electromyogram are described in a practical and comprehensive way, helping readers with limited knowledge. Sections cover biomedical signals and machine learning techniques, biomedical signals, such as electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), different signal-processing techniques, signal de-noising, feature extraction and dimension reduction techniques, such as PCA, ICA, KPCA, MSPCA, entropy measures, and other statistical measures, and more. This book is a valuable source for bioinformaticians, medical doctors and other members of the biomedical field who need a cogent resource on the most recent and promising machine learning techniques for biomedical signals analysis. Provides comprehensive knowledge in the application of machine learning tools in biomedical signal analysis for medical diagnostics, brain computer interface and man/machine interaction Explains how to apply machine learning techniques to EEG, ECG and EMG signals Gives basic knowledge on predictive modeling in biomedical time series and advanced knowledge in machine learning for biomedical time series

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