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Browse’s Introduction Set: Browse’s Introduction to the Investigation and Management of Surgical Disease

A companion to the award-winning Browse’s Introduction to the Symptoms and Signs of Surgical Disease, this volume provides clear insight into how the pathological features and extent of disease dictate necessary diagnostic investigations and treatment. Like its established partner, it is a practical and concise textbook that is easy to read and use. The content is highly structured, with each chapter divided into three sections: * Relevant Pathology provides a brief description of the important pathological features of the disease relevant to the clinical diagnosis, investigations, and treatment * Investigations covers significant clinical findings, including radiological, biochemical, haematological, immunological, pathological, and genetic * Treatment reviews all aspects of management Other key features include more than 300 high-quality clinical photographs and 60 color line drawings to enhance textual explanations, as well as learning and review boxes to aid understanding and provide a tool for self-assessment. The book is essential reading for all medical students undertaking a surgical rotation or preparing for their surgical exams.

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Editorial Advisor: Sir Norman Browse Authors: John Black, Kevin G Burnand, William E G Thomas & Steven Corbett.

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Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

The measles outbreak at Disneyland in December 2014 spread to a half-dozen U.S. states and sickened 147 people. It is just one recent incident that the medical community blames on the nation’s falling vaccination rates. Still, many parents continue to claim that the risks that vaccines pose to their children are far greater than their benefits. Given the research and the unanimity of opinion within the medical community, many ask how such parents-who are most likely to be white, college educated, and with a family income over $75,000-could hold such beliefs. For over a decade, Jennifer Reich has been studying the phenomenon of vaccine refusal from the perspectives of parents who distrust vaccines and the corporations that make them, as well as the health care providers and policy makers who see them as essential to ensuring community health. Reich reveals how parents who opt out of vaccinations see their decision: what they fear, what they hope to control, and what they believe is in their child’s best interest. Based on interviews with parents who fully reject vaccines as well as those who believe in “slow vax,” or altering the number of and time between vaccinations, the author provides a fascinating account of these parents’ points of view. Placing these stories in dialogue with those of pediatricians who see the devastation that can be caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the policy makers who aim to create healthy communities, Calling the Shots offers a unique opportunity to understand the points of disagreement on what is best for children, communities, and public health, and the ways in which we can bridge these differences.

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Jennifer Reich is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her publications include the award-winning book Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System.

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Cancer Clinical Trials: Current and Controversial Issues in Design and Analysis

Cancer Clinical Trials: Current and Controversial Issues in Design and Analysis provides statisticians with an understanding of the critical challenges currently encountered in oncology trials. Well-known statisticians from academic institutions, regulatory and government agencies (such as the U.S. FDA and National Cancer Institute), and the pharmaceutical industry share their extensive experiences in cancer clinical trials and present examples taken from actual trials. The book covers topics that are often perplexing and sometimes controversial in cancer clinical trials. Most of the issues addressed are also important for clinical trials in other settings. After discussing general topics, the book focuses on aspects of early and late phase clinical trials. It also explores personalized medicine, including biomarker-based clinical trials, adaptive clinical trial designs, and dynamic treatment regimes.

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Stephen L. George, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Duke University School of Medicine. For more than 20 years, he was director of biostatistics in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Statistical Center of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB). He has been closely involved in the design, conduct, and analysis of cancer clinical trials and other research projects in cancer throughout his career. He has served on and chaired data monitoring committees for treatment and prevention trials in cancer and other diseases. Dr. George is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Society for Clinical Trials. He also served as treasurer and member of the executive committee of the International Biometric Society, president of the Society for Clinical Trials, and biostatistician for the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. FDA. Xiaofei Wang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at the Duke University School of Medicine, a member of Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), and the director of statistics for the Alliance Statistics and Data Center (Alliance SDC). He has been involved in the design and analysis of cancer clinical trials and translational studies and served on special emphasis panels for NIH and FDA grants. His methodology research focuses on the development of novel designs and methods for biomarker-integrated clinical studies and methods for analyzing patient data from multiple sources. He obtained his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Herbert Pang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (LKSFM) at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Pang also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University. He has been involved in the design, monitoring, and analysis of cancer clinical trials, translational, and big data-omics research in cancer for CALGB, Alliance SDC, DCI, and LKSFM. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and has received several honors, including the U.S. Chinese Anti-Cancer Association-Asian Fund for Cancer Research Scholar Award. He obtained his Ph.D. in biostatistics from Yale University and B.A. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Oxford.

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Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging: Physics and Technology

Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging: Physics and Technology explains the underlying physical and technical principles behind a range of cardiovascular and neurovascular imaging modalities, including radiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Examining this interdisciplinary branch of medical imaging from academic, clinical, and industrial perspectives, this comprehensive book: * Covers each major imaging modality as well as special applications, time-resolved techniques, and image-guided therapies * Discusses image quality and accuracy, radiation safety and dosimetry, and image formation and analysis * Explores current and future trends in vascular imaging procedures and technologies Featuring chapters authored by field experts, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging: Physics and Technology combines the latest information on the physics and technology of cardiovascular and neurovascular imaging under one cover, providing students, professionals, and researchers with a single, state-of-the-art reference.

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Dr. Carlo Cavedon is director of the Medical Physics Unit at University Hospital of Verona in Italy, where he also serves as chief radiation safety officer. His scientific and professional interests cover image-guided interventions, image-guided radiation therapy and radiosurgery, quantitative techniques in MRI and metabolic imaging, 4D techniques in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, Monte Carlo simulation, small-field radiation dosimetry, and radiation safety. He has been serving as professor of medical physics at the Universities of Verona, Padova, and Trieste in Italy since 1998. He is a full member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), a scientific committee member of the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM), and an active member of several other scientific societies, including the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). Dr. Cavedon has authored more than 150 publications and is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings. He was an editorial board member of the journal Medical Physics from January 2005 to December 2013 and is currently a senior associate editor. Stephen Rudin, Ph.D, is director of the Radiation Physics Division, Department of Radiology at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York (SUNY), USA, where he also serves as SUNY distinguished professor. He is the founding director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at UB, a founding co-director of the UB-Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center, and the radiation safety officer at the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Rudin is a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Health Physics, serves on the board of editors of the journal Medical Physics, and is a member of 12 professional societies. He has authored more than 400 publications and won numerous awards and honors in the fields of medical imaging, image-guided endovascular interventions, and radiation safety. Dr. Rudin’s research is supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Toshiba Corporation.

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Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons 8th Edition

This is the most trusted all-in-one overview of the biomedical and environmental aspects of toxicology – now more complete, up-to-date, and in full color. The world’s leading and most authoritative textbook on poisons has more to offer students, toxicologists, and pharmacologists than ever before. Now in full color, and thoroughly revised, the eighth edition of Casarett & Doull’s Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons not only delivers a comprehensive review of the essential components of toxicology, it offers the most up-to-date, revealing, and in-depth look at the systemic responses of toxic substance available anywhere. Combined with the latest thinking by the field’s foremost scholars plus solid coverage of general principles, modes of action, and chemical-specific toxicity, this landmark text continues to set the standard for toxicology references. New to the Eighth Edition: full-colour design to allow for a clearer interpretation of the basic components of toxicology featured throughout the text; expanded tables, illustrations, and other visuals are updated with state-of-the-art standards that makes this edition even more current and relevant DVD with image bank features all tables and illustrations from the text in presentation-ready format; new chapters include “Toxic Effects of Calories”and “Toxic Effects of Nanoparticles”.

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Case Studies in Neural Data Analysis: A Guide for the Practicing Neuroscientist (Computational Neuroscience Series)

As neural data becomes increasingly complex, neuroscientists now require skills in computer programming, statistics, and data analysis. This book teaches practical neural data analysis techniques by presenting example datasets and developing techniques and tools for analyzing them. Each chapter begins with a specific example of neural data, which motivates mathematical and statistical analysis methods that are then applied to the data. This practical, hands-on approach is unique among data analysis textbooks and guides, and equips the reader with the tools necessary for real-world neural data analysis. The book begins with an introduction to MATLAB, the most common programming platform in neuroscience, which is used in the book. (Readers familiar with MATLAB can skip this chapter and might decide to focus on data type or method type.) The book goes on to cover neural field data and spike train data, spectral analysis, generalized linear models, coherence, and cross-frequency coupling. Each chapter offers a stand-alone case study that can be used separately as part of a targeted investigation. The book includes some mathematical discussion but does not focus on mathematical or statistical theory, emphasizing the practical instead. References are included for readers who want to explore the theoretical more deeply. The data and accompanying MATLAB code are freely available on the authors’ website. The book can be used for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses or as a professional reference.

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Mark A. Kramer and Uri T. Eden are Associate Professors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University.

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Clinical Laboratory Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Practices

Clinical Laboratory Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine: Principles and Practices provides readers with the didactic foundation, background, and tools to successfully function in a typical transfusion medicine laboratory. The text’s teaching and learning package includes an Instructor’s Manual, lecture slides, and test bank. Teaching and Learning Experience: * Presents detailed technical information and real-life case studies that help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team * Mixes theoretical and practical information that allows learners to analyze and synthesize the concepts * Complemented by a variety of ancillary materials designed to help instructors be more effective and students more successful

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Clinical Pediatric Nephrology 3rd Edition

The third edition of a bestseller, this book provides insight from a wide array of international contributors in the field of pediatric nephrology. Copiously illustrated with photomicrographs and clinical diagrams, the third edition reflects current advances in the field. Each chapter contains a set of questions, directed at helping fellows succeed at the American Pediatric Nephrology Board examination. New information for this edition includes changes in treatment options for hyponatremia, and updates on hyperparathyroidism and transplantation. Text boxes highlight important “take home points” throughout the chapters. Clinical Pediatric Nephrology, Third Edition will be a valuable reference for clinicians in nephrology, pediatrics and urology, and any professional involved in the care of children with renal diseases seeking a reliable contemporary text.

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Core Psychiatry 3rd Edition

2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Psychiatry! A new edition of a highly successful, award winning textbook for trainee psychiatrists, covering in one volume all the subjects required for the new MRCPsych and similar exams. Written in a highly engaging manner, it will also prove invaluable to qualified psychiatrists who need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, as well as clinical psychologists, general practitioners, psychiatric nurses and senior medical students. Concise yet comprehensive, Core Psychiatry reflects the latest developments in the curriculum plus all that is new and essential in clinical practice and the sciences that underpin it. It includes new information on the new Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act as well as enhanced sections on psychopharmacology, old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and rehabilitation. The book also makes reference to the latest NICE guidelines and includes new sections on sleep medicine and trauma psychiatry.

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Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, Third Edition

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics discusses the science of nearly two dozen cosmeceuticals used today. This third edition provides ample evidence on specific cosmeceutical substances, their classes of use, skin conditions for which they are used, and points of interest arising from other considerations, such as toxicology and manufacturing. The book discusses both cosmetic and therapeutic uses of cosmeceuticals for various conditions including rosacea, dry skin, alopecia, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, purpura, and vitiligo. Active ingredients in the following products are discussed: caffeine, curcumin, green tea, Rhodiola rosea, milk thistle, and more. Also covered are topical peptides and proteins, amino acids and derivatives, antioxidants, vitamins E and C, niacinamide, botanical extracts, and biomarine actives. Providing ample scientific references, this book is an excellent guide to understanding the science behind the use of cosmeceuticals to treat a variety of dermatological conditions.

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Edited by Raja K. Sivamani, MD, assistant professor of clinical dermatology, University of California, Davis, USA Jared R. Jagdeo, MD, MS, Department of Dermatology, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California; and Department of Dermatology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA Peter Elsner, MD, Department of Dermatology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat, Jena, Germany Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, San Francisco, USA

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Creating Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction

This book is a collection of essays by scientists, historians, philosophers of science, and students. The essays meld biotechnology into science fiction stories and thereby open a conversation about the morality of what we may be one day, and what it may mean to be human as our biotechnological endeavors continue to evolve. The biotechnology “revolution,” launched on a global scale many decades ago, has taken a direct course toward re-creating life. Yet there are still many choices to be made in shaping the future that it may one day make possible. The book motivates readers toward deep reflection and continual discourse, which are essential if biotechnology is to evolve in ethical, meaningful, and sustainable ways.

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Rosalyn W. Berne is an associate professor at the Department of Engineering and Society in the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She uses a dialectical methodology engaging multiple disciplines to understand the social-ethical implications of emerging scientific knowledge and technology. Creating Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction pairs scientific writing with companion sci-fi short stories in consideration of current biotechnology research. Prof. Berne’s previous books are Nanotalk: Conversations with Scientists and Engineers about Ethics, Meaning, and Belief in the Development of Nanotechnology (2006), which analyzes and interprets the content of conversations between her and 15 research scientists whose work takes place at the nanoscale, and Waiting in the Silence (2012), in which she uses science fiction to reflect on the convergence of nanotechnology /biotechnology/ information and cognitive sciences. Currently her research and writing are focused on the subject of interspecies communication.

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Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis

Deep learning is providing exciting solutions for medical image analysis problems and is seen as a key method for future applications. This book gives a clear understanding of the principles and methods of neural network and deep learning concepts, showing how the algorithms that integrate deep learning as a core component have been applied to medical image detection, segmentation and registration, and computer-aided analysis, using a wide variety of application areas. Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis is a great learning resource for academic and industry researchers in medical imaging analysis, and for graduate students taking courses on machine learning and deep learning for computer vision and medical image computing and analysis.

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S. Kevin Zhou, Ph.D. is currently a Principal Key Expert Scientist at Siemens Healthcare Technology Center, leading a team of full time research scientists and students dedicated to researching and developing innovative solutions for medical and industrial imaging products. His research interests lie in computer vision and machine/deep learning and their applications to medical image analysis, face recognition and modeling, etc. He has published over 150 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, registered over 250 patents and inventions, written two research monographs, and edited three books. He has won multiple technology, patent and product awards, including R&D 100 Award and Siemens Inventor of the Year. He is an editorial board member for Medical Image Analysis journal and a fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Hayit Greenspan is a Tenured Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Dept. Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University. She was a visiting Professor at the Radiology Dept. Stanford University, and is currently affiliated with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at Berkeley. Dr. Greenspan’s research focuses on image modeling and analysis, deep learning, and content-based image retrieval. Research projects include: Brain MRI research (structural and DTI), CT and X-ray image analysis – automated detection to segmentation and characterization. Dr. Greenspan has over 150 publications in leading international journals and conference proceedings. She has received several awards and is a coauthor on several patents. Currently her Lab is funded for Deep Learning in Medical Imaging by the INTEL Collaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence (ICRI-CI). Dr. Greenspan is a member of several journal and conference program committees, including SPIE medical imaging, IEEE_ISBI and MICCAI. She is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging (TMI) journal. Recently she was the Lead guest editor for an IEEE-TMI special Issue on “Deep Learning in Medical Imaging”, May 2016. Dinggang Shen is a Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). He is currently directing the Center for Image Informatics and Analysis, the Image Display, Enhancement, and Analysis (IDEA) Lab in the Department of Radiology, and also the medical image analysis core in the BRIC. He was a tenure-track assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvanian (UPenn), and a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Shen’s research interests include medical image analysis, computer vision, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 700 papers in the international journals and conference proceedings. He serves as an editorial board member for six international journals. He has served in the Board of Directors, The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society, in 2012-2015.

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Dermatopathology Primer of Cutaneous Tumors

Dermatopathology Primer of Cutaneous Tumors presents a detailed overview of the most common skin neoplasms. For each neoplasm, the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, clinical variants, and special studies are presented in a succinct, bulleted form. Extensive illustrations demonstrate each neoplasm’s characteristic features, as well as those of other tumors in the histological differential. The book covers both benign and malignant cysts, epidermal, melanocytic, lymphoid, and soft tissue neoplasms. It complements the Dermatopathology Primer of Inflammatory Diseases, written by authors of the same team. These books introduce the basic concepts of dermatopathology to medical students and residents training in pathology and dermatology as well as to other health care professionals seeking a resource for a basic understanding of dermatopathology. Offered in an easy-to-read format, the book provides a basic understanding of dermatopathology on which further, deeper learning can be added, as well as a quick visual reference to refresh the learner on the important points of each diagnosis. A reference section and glossary are included for the benefit of non-dermatology specialists.

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Omar P. Sangueza, MD, professor of dermatology and pathology and director of dermatopathology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Sara Moradi Tuchayi, MD, MPH, research fellow, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Parisa Mansoori, MD, visiting fellow in dermatopathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Saleha A. Aldawsari, MD, visiting fellow in dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Amir Al-Dabagh, MD, visiting fellow in dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Amany Abdulgader Fathaddin, MD, visiting fellow in dermatopathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and pathology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

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Dermatoscopy in Clinical Practice, Second Edition: Beyond Pigmented Lesions

Dermatoscopy has been heavily promoted to dermatologists as the front line in detecting skin cancer early and easily. However, this technology also has other uses in everyday dermatologic practice. Dermatoscopy in Clinical Practice shows those already using the equipment how they can extend its use beyond pigmented lesions and exploit its full potential. Dermatoscopy and videodermatoscopy can be used for differential diagnosis, prognostic evaluation, and monitoring response to treatment of various disorders including inflammatory diseases, parasitoses, viral and fungal infections, nonpigmented skin lesions, hair abnormalities, and a large variety of other dermatologic conditions as well as cosmetology. The book focuses on those conditions in which the techniques are most useful, describing the clinical and histopathological correlations associated with the procedure. The book includes color clinical images throughout, making it a handy guide for the dermatologist’s daily practice.

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Edited by Giuseppe Micali, MD, Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Italy Francesco Lacarrubba, MD, Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Italy

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Dermoscopy of the Hair and Nails, Second Edition

When the first edition of this pioneering text was published, only a few dermatologists were trained to utilize the dermatoscope for the diagnosis and follow-up of hair diseases. The technique is now more popular worldwide, prompting the development of this updated second edition, which now includes a section devoted entirely to nail dermoscopy and also covers many hair disorders that were not previously discussed. Topics covered include alopecias, hair shaft disorders, hair root evaluation, pediatric hair disorders, hair weathering, inflammatory scalp disorders, infections, dermoscopy of the black scalp, body hair disorders, and dermoscopy-guided biopsies. Also covered is dermoscopy of the nail plate, the proximal nail fold, the hyponychium, and the distal edge of the nail plate. The book discusses inflammatory nail disorders, traumatic nail disorders, onychomycosis, melanonychia, and nail tumors. This essential new edition facilitates diagnosis of hair disorders and provides clinicians with important clues about disease stage and progression.

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Edited by Antonella Tosti, MD, is a professor of clinical dermatology at the University of Miami Health System. She is a worldwide recognized expert in hair and nail disorders and has been invited to lecture at major international conferences. She is the author of Dermoscopy of Hair and Scalp Disorders, the first hair and scalp dermoscopy atlas ever published. She is also editor of five textbooks on diagnosis and treatment of hair disorders and three textbooks on nail disorders. Dr. Tosti is the main author of the chapter on nail disorders in several major textbooks and an expert in patch testing for diagnosis of contact allergy. Dr. Tosti is member of numerous dermatological societies and is the author or co-author of more than 600 scientific publications.
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Discovering the Human Connectome

Crucial to understanding how the brain works is connectivity, and the centerpiece of brain connectivity is the connectome, a comprehensive description of how neurons and brain regions are connected. In this book, Olaf Sporns surveys current efforts to chart these connections — to map the human connectome. He argues that the nascent field of connectomics has already begun to influence the way many neuroscientists collect, analyze, and think about their data. Moreover, the idea of mapping the connections of the human brain in their entirety has captured the imaginations of researchers across several disciplines including human cognition, brain and mental disorders, and complex systems and networks. Discovering the Human Connectome offers the first comprehensive overview of current empirical and computational approaches in this rapidly developing field.

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Olaf Sporns is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Adjunct Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Codirector of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, a member of the programs in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and Head of the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Indiana University Bloomington.

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Ebola’s Message: Public Health and Medicine in the Twenty-First Century (Basic Bioethics)

The 2013–2015 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) was a public health disaster: 28,575 infections and 11,313 deaths (as of October 2015), devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; a slow and mismanaged international response; and sensationalistic media coverage, seized upon by politicians to justify wrongheaded policy. And yet there were also promising developments that may improve future responses to infectious disease epidemics: the UN Security Council’s first involvement in a public health event; a series of promising clinical treatments and vaccines for EVD; and recognition of the need for a global public health system to deal with epidemics that cross national borders. This volume offers a range of perspectives on these and other lessons learned, with essays on the science, politics, and ethics of the Ebola outbreak. The contributors discuss topics including the virology and management of EVD in both rich and poor nations; the spread of the disease (with an essay by a leader of Medecins Sans Frontieres); racist perceptions of West Africa; mainstream and social media responses to Ebola; and the ethical issue of whether to run clinical trials of experimental treatments during an outbreak. ContributorsChristian L. Althaus, Daniel G. Bausch, Adia Benton, Michael J. Connor, Jr., Kim Yi Dionne, Nicholas G. Evans, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Stephen Goldstein, Bridget Haire, Patricia C. Henwood, Kelly Hills, Cyril Ibe, Marjorie Kruvand, Lisa M. Lee, Maimuna S. Majumder, Alexandra L. Phelan, Annette Rid, Cristine Russell, Lara Schwarz, Laura Seay, Michael Selgelid, Tara C. Smith, Armand Sprecher.

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Nicholas G. Evans is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medial Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Tara C. Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health. Maimuna S. Majumder is a PhD student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT and a Research Fellow at the HealthMap Computational Epidemiology Group at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Electrotherapy Explained: Principles and Practice 4th Edition

“Electrotherapy Explained” is an excellent research-based exploration of the major types of electrophysical agents used in clinical practice, particularly human and also animal. For the fourth edition, two new authors join the writing team, presenting the latest information for today’s clinicians. The text has been completely updated with a major rewrite of the material, particularly that on electrical stimulation. This book continues to focus on evidence: clinical and biophysical evidence that affects how and which electrotherapies may be of use clinically and when. The inclusion of biophysics as well as clinical evidence and principles of application, enables clinicians to move away from traditional ‘recipe-based’ approaches and rely more on their own clinical reasoning.The focus remains on humans but the relevance of the principles for using and applying different modalities is explained clearly, providing guidelines for clinicians across disciplines and specialties. “Electrotherapy Explained” continues to be the essential text for all those looking for an accessible introduction to the underlying principles and clinical practice of electrotherapy.

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Emotional Support Through Breast Cancer

This compassionate guide presents an array of new perspectives on the emotional effects of breast cancer and includes many personal testimonies from women who have been diagnosed with this disease. Written by a breast cancer survivor and practising psychologist, it shares practical ideas to help support sufferers at all stages, be it at diagnosis, during treatment or during life after the initial treatments are over. The concise, easy-to-read format includes exercises to develop an acceptance of thoughts and feelings, whilst the individual accounts validate the multitude of emotions felt by sufferers. It is a must for all breast cancer patients and sufferers, their families and friends. Its real-life approach, using first hand accounts, is also highly recommended for all health and social care professionals wanting a fresh approach to managing the emotional impacts of breast cancer. The shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer is hard to describe in words, as anyone who has had to suffer this diagnosis knows. Until it happens to us, we cannot really know how it feels. Not only do we have to deal with the diagnosis and subsequent treatments, but also we have to deal with the fact that breast cancer profoundly affects how we feel about ourselves as women.

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Dr Cordelia Galgut is a practising BPS Chartered psychologist, an HCPC Registered counselling psychologist and a Registered MBACP senior accredited counsellor/psychotherapist. She is widely published on various aspects of psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, but since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004 has often written about the emotional impact of breast cancer from her dual perspective as psychologist and breast cancer sufferer. Her book, The psychological impact of breast cancer, was published by Radcliffe in 2010.

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ENT MCQs for Medical Students: With Explanatory Answers

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery has traditionally been a difficult and specialised topic in undergraduate medicine and for junior doctors. Many textbooks are too detailed for undergraduate use, or lack self assessment questions to help those wishing to underpin their learning. This concise and easy-to-read self-assessment guide aims to clarify the topic, and find and fill gaps in understanding. The multiple choice questions (MCQs) contained cover all levels of knowledge and the learning objectives of most of the UK medical school curricula, aiding preparation for end of unit, module and final exams for ENT. This book will be a valuable companion for clinics and teaching sessions and an indispensable revision primer for graduate entry medical curricula. ‘An excellent means of preparation for medical undergraduate examinations as gaps in core knowledge are quickly revealed. Further, this text is a good guide for students to identify those subject areas requiring more focused study, especially when time is short.’ – From the Foreword by Samir Soma

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respectively, Foundation Doctor, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, UK; Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, St George’s Hospital, University of London, UK

 

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