Minggu, 23 Februari 2014

Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum 4th, 2005

The  timing  of this  fourth  edition  is  perfect, for now we  have  reached  the  age  of  'minimally  invasive' procedures  used  to  treat  pain generators  of  the  spine. Chapters  on  disc  pain  and  posterior  element pain stress  not  only  the  anatomy  of  these  structures  but  also  review  the  pathophysiology  of  the degenerative process  and  its  relationship  to  pain.  More importantly.  these chapters stress what biomechanical changes  may  occur  as  a  result  of  doing  destructive procedures. After  reading  the fourth edition  in  preparing  to write  this  Foreword,  1  a,m  humbled  by  how  much 1 have learned (or  how much I  have forgotten)  about the basic  anatomy  and  biomechanics  of  the  lumbar  spine and  sacrum.  I found  myself  learning  and  relearning many  things  I  could  apply  on  a  daily  basis  to  my practice of spinal interventions  and pain management.

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Current Clinical Urology : Cancer and Sexual Health, 2011

In the twenty-first century, while cancer is endemic, so too is the survival of the cancer patient. It is well recognized that the diagnosis of cancer represents a major stressor in a person’s life. Add to this the common treatments for cancer and one can see the potential for a negative effect of cancer on a person’s sexual health. Increasingly, patients are winning their battle with cancer and are surviving long periods of time. We see daily in practice patients with cancer of the testis, prostate, breast colon, and hematologic malignancies.  So,  the  concept  of  survivorship  has  become  increasingly important to cancer clinicians. Survivorship has become a medical specialty itself and refers to the focus not just on curing cancer, but also dealing with the consequences of the diagnosis and treatment of that cancer. It has been recognized that for many cancer survivors, sexual function represents a significant concern. I hope this book will help you in the management of the survivorship issues of your patients.

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Sabtu, 08 Februari 2014

Mayo Clinic Cardiology Concise Textbook Third Edition, 2007

It has been a great honor to oversee the publication of this, the third, edition of Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbook(formerly titled Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review). Large textbooks are never the work of one or two individuals but rather the product of a team of dedicated professionals, as has been the case for this book. This textbook from a single institution was written by a diverse faculty of more than 100 cardiologists from more than 17 countries.
This textbook is primarily a teaching and learning textbook of cardiology rather than a reference textbook. In response to welcome feedback from readers of our two previous textbook editions, we have maintained a relatively large typeface to make the textbook easily readable and have avoided the temptation to reduce the font size to increase content. Newer electronic search modalities have made textbook references less timely and we have deleted most chapter references and all multiple-choice questions to save space.
This textbook is designed to present the field of cardiology in a reader-friendly format that can be read in about 12 months. Many small cardiology textbooks are bare-bones compilations of facts that do not explain the fundamental concepts of cardiovascular disease, and many large cardiology textbooks are voluminous and describe cardiology in great detail. Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbookis designed to be a bridge between these approaches. We sought to present a solid framework of ideas with sufficient depth to make the matter interesting yet concise, aimed specifically toward fellows in training or practicing clinicians wanting to update their knowledge. The book contains 1,400 figures, 483 of which are color photographs to supplement the text. Teaching points and clinical pearls have been added to make the textbook come alive and challenge the reader.

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