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Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills

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Rhona Flin, George G. Youngson, Steven Yule
July 28, 2015

Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-Technical Skills explains why non-technical skills are vital for safe and effective performance in the operating theatre. The book provides a full account, with supporting empirical evidence, of the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system and ...

Dermatologic Surgery with Radiofrequency: Art of Successful Practice

Bipin Deshpande
May 24, 2018

This book offers useful insight into the new dermatologic surgical applications of radiofrequency, besides elaborating the basic applications of the same exhaustively. This book will also provide invaluable practical inputs for the skillful management of surgery in Dermatology and Aesthetic...

Writing to Improve Healthcare: An Author’s Guide to Scholarly Publication, First Edition

David Stevens
May 24, 2018

This new book is a 'what and how to' guide to writing for successful scholarly publication in the emerging fields of healthcare improvement and patient safety. While there are many useful authors’ aids for scholarly biomedical publication, none focuses explicitly on these relatively new fields. It...

Radiotherapy and Clinical Radiobiology of Head and Neck Cancer

Loredana G. Marcu, Iuliana Toma-Dasu, Alexandru Dasu, Claes Mercke
May 22, 2018

Common factors that lead to treatment failure in head and neck cancer are the lack of tumour oxygenation, the accelerated division of cancer cells during treatment, and radioresistance. These tumour-related challenges and possible ways to overcome them are covered in this book, authored by three...

Osteoporosis: A Lifecourse Epidemiology Approach to Skeletal Health

Nicholas C Harvey, Cyrus Cooper
May 22, 2018

This is the first book to document comprehensively the ‘state of the art’ in the lifecourse epidemiology of osteoporosis. In detailed chapters, expert contributors describe the current and projected future burden of disease, developments in the understanding of risk factors for osteoporosis from...

Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics: Diagnostic Imaging Physics

Kwan Hoong Ng, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Geoffrey D. Clarke
May 21, 2018

The first in a three-volume set exploring Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics, this volume explores common questions and their solutions in Diagnostic Imaging. This invaluable study guide should be used in conjunction with other key textbooks in the field to provide additional learning...

Neurological Rehabilitation: Spasticity and Contractures in Clinical Practice and Research

Anand D. Pandyan, Hermie J. Hermens, Bernard A. Conway
May 18, 2018

This book is the first attempt at bringing together a volume of work from a range of professionals with an interest in spasticity. The framework for the definition was developed in part by the authors contributing chapters that make up this volume. The book represents the current "state-of-the-art"...

How to Think in Medicine: Reasoning, Decision Making, and Communication in Health Sciences and Professions

Milos Jenicek
May 15, 2018

Mastery of quality health care and patient safety begins as soon as we open the hospital doors for the first time and start acquiring practical experience. The acquisition of such experience includes much more than the development of sensorimotor skills and basic knowledge of sciences. It relies on...

Rediscovering Cancer: From Mechanism to Therapy

Sayali Mukherjee, Somali Sanyal, Sonia Chadha
May 15, 2018

This volume presents a snapshot of some of the most important ongoing research in cancer. With cancer as the second leading cause of death worldwide, extensive research is going on globally to decipher the molecular mechanism underlying cancer that will help in finding better targets for drug...

Nutrition and HIV: Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health

Saurabh Mehta, Julia Finkelstein
May 14, 2018

Nutritional management is integral to comprehensive HIV care and treatment. Improved nutritional status and weight gain can increase recovery and strength of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, improve dietary diversity and caloric intake, and improve quality of life. This book provides a...

Clinical Atlas of Polysomnography

Ravi Gupta, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S. BaHammam
May 10, 2018

Written for sleep technologists, Clinical Atlas of Polysomnography provides basic information regarding normal sleep, sleep disorders, and electrophysiology that is outside of the scope of the AASM manual (AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events). It aims to act as a guide...

The Inner Physician

Roger Neighbour
May 10, 2018

In this final volume of his best-selling 'Inner' trilogy, Roger Neighbour explores the relationship between a doctor's professional and private selves. He suggests that the mind of every doctor retains an untrained 'ordinary human being' part - their Inner Physician - which makes an important,...

Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Raquel Madeira Gonçalves, Mario Adolfo Barbosa
May 08, 2018

Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the major causes of lower back pain for which the common therapeutic interventions are not efficient. A search for alternative therapies for lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration includes cell-based therapies. Unfortunately, intervertebral...

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