Description : Description PDQ Medical Genetics challenges students to learn to think genetically, to recognize genetic factors, and to explain genetics to patients. The author presents an approach to solving clinical problems with genetic components rather than on the presentation of facts that would soon fall out of date. The text is problem-oriented. Each chapter opens with a case scenario designed to direct the student toward learning both the clinical and the basic biological science. The featured scenarios also provide direction in the dealing with a patient's, and family's, personal difficulties by listing genetic disease support groups. The informative text also emphasizes how to go about obtaining the latest information on such topics as molecular testing and imaging techniques. Key Features Features topics not found in most genetics texts designed primarily for medical students such as complex disorders, ambiguous genitalia, pharmacogenetics, and bone dyspasias. Includes a dual-platform mini-CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations, in fully searchable PDF files Incorporates references and links to carefully selected websites for additional readings and a bonus self-assessment question and answer section for each chapter - all included on the accompanying CD-ROM This book will help students understand the nature of genetics and how its principles flow from those of evolution and natural selection. It provides to the medical student an approach to solving clinical probl ems and provides a conceptual framework within which to sort it all ou t. Davidson approaches the subject of medical genetics as students wil l encounter it - clinically. The book is problem-based, and each chapt er begins with a case scenario requiring a knowledge of genetics with which the practicing physician will have to come to grips fairly frequ ently with the emphasis on having the student recognize the applicatio ns of basic science data and solving the problem presented. It
Description : Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals is a concise, accessible introduction to medical genetics for all health professions students. Even with limited exposure to genetics, students can use the accelerated approach in this text to attain a base foundation of genetics knowledge. This book begins with a review of chromosomes, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns and continues with a clinical focus based on understanding different disease processes. A variety of genetic diseases are explored, including what is known about the genetics involved, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the treatment options available. Accompanying tables and images aid comprehension. This book also covers diagnostic techniques and an overview of embryonic development and teratogens. The roles of genetic counseling and screening, as well as the ethical and legal issues related to genetic screening and genetic testing are also discussed. Complete with stated objectives, definition of key terms, references, chapter summaries and end of chapter review questions with answers, each chapter is organized for optimal learning. Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals will not only have application in the classroom setting for health professions or medical students, but practicing clinicians such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians who want to learn more or revisit genetics will also find this book a valuable, useful resource. Instructor Resources include PowerPoint Slides, a TestBank, and an Image Bank.
Description : To introduce a firm understanding of public health, PDQ Public Health presents the history of how the tools of public health have evolved and are applied for the detection, measurement, and intervention in public health threats and risks.
Description : PDQ Statistics is your supplemental text to the introductory and advanced statistics courses. Without using algebra, calculus, calculations, or jargon, Professors Norman and Streiner decode biostatistics for you. You don't need a technical dictionary. Nor do you have to do any math. All you need to understand the numbers is PDQ Statistics.
Description : ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE PEDIATRIC CONDITIONS BY VISIBLE SIGNS AND INTERNAL IMAGING WITH THIS FULL-COLOR ATLAS The Color Atlas of Pediatrics features more than 1,800 full-color photographs to help you visually diagnose a wide variety of common and uncommon conditions and disorders spanning the entire pediatric spectrum. This superb collection of clinical images is supported by concise, evidence-based treatment recommendations presented in easy-to-apply bulleted text. Each chapter begins with a patient story that ties the photographs to real-life patients. Coverage for conditions includes: Epidemiology Etiology and Pathophysiology Risk Factors Diagnosis Differential Diagnosis Management Prevention Patient Education Strength of recommendation ratings are cited throughout, skillfully blending the art and science of medicine for optimal patient care.
Description : This book is an introductory overview of biochemistry that emphasizes important features of the discipline in a concise, focused manner. Based on lectures given to undergraduate students in medicine, arts, and sciences, it serves both as an introduction for those coming from a non-science discipline and a refresher to those who have taken a biochemistry course before. This comprehensive text discusses many diseases and clinical applications as well as the basics of biochemistry.
Description : A clear, accessible guide to women’s health, providing evidence-based information relevant to the primary care setting Women’s Health in General Practice, 2nd Edition has been written for General Practitioners, family physicians and doctors undertaking general practice training programs. This comprehensive women’s health textbook will also assist health practitioners working in rural and remote areas, and nurse practitioners working in primary care settings. This new edition of Women’s Health in General Practice textbook incorporates a fresh style and format focused on the needs of busy doctors and nurses. Of particular benefit are the textbook’s practice tips and examples of useful approaches to take when dealing with women’s sexual health issues and reproductive health issues. Key point summaries, pullout boxes and tables highlighting pertinent points, tips for practitioners, case scenarios and a Q&A format all make Women’s Health in General Practice, 2nd Edition an essential addition to any general practice. Addresses common issues seen by GPs in their practice and addresses the questions and quandaries they face on a day to day basis Gives practical information and advice to GPs that where possible is based on up to date guidelines or research evidence Tips and example of useful approaches when undertaking histories, examining, and managing women’s health problems Discussion of current controversies in women’s health This second edition has been fully revised to include recent developments in women’s health such as: • the quick-start method for commencement of contraception, better ‘missed pill’ rules, developments in the provision of emergency contraception and an overview of new contraceptive devices such as the NuvaRing • the epidemiology of HPV infection, its relationship to cervical cancer and HPV vaccination • better characterisation of the risk inherent in a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer • greater awareness of the importance of preconception care, the breadth of issues that need to be addressed and the effect of lifestyle factors on fertility • developments in the understanding of the aetiology and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) • evidence-based guidelines to support diagnosis and management of common conditions such as menorrhagia, endometriosis, miscarriage and postnatal care, and support of evidence-based counselling regarding ovarian cancer screening, sexual problems and intimate partner violence