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Bipolar Disorder (Oxford American Psychiatry Library) (2014) (PDF) Stephen Strakowski

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  Basic Information: Year: 2014 Page Number: 128 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.90 MB Authors/ Editiors: Stephen Strakowski Description: Bipolar disorder is one of the most common and disabling conditions affecting humankind. It is a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide, affecting millions of people. The illness is complex and dynamic, so that many individuals are misdiagnosed for years and clinicians struggle with identifying the most appropriate and successful treatment. Because it is complex and common, people suffering from bipolar...

Major Depressive Disorder (Oxford American Psychiatry Library) (2015) (PDF) Stephen Strakowski

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  Basic Information: Year: 2015 Page Number: 112 File Type: PDF File Size: 1.39 MB Authors/ Editiors: Stephen Strakowski Description: Depressive disorders are among the most common conditions in the world and are the leading causes of disability, affecting millions of people. Depression is also a common secondary condition, occurring at increased rates alongside virtually any illness that impacts brain function. Because it is so common, people suffering from depression seek help from a wide variety of clinicians, including: family doctors, pediatricians,...

Schizophrenia (Oxford American Psychiatry Library) (2014) (PDF) Stephen Marder

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  Basic Information: Year: 2014 Page Number: 104 File Type: PDF File Size: 1.42 MB Authors/ Editiors: Stephen Marder Description: This text provides a person-centered approach to helping individuals with schizophrenia meet their personal goals.The approach is strongly influenced by the "recovery" model. This model emphasizes a respect for an individual's ability to participate in decision-making about their illness and an appreciation that people can achieve many of their personal goals even when their illness is only partially controlled. There is also...

Lupus: The Essential Clinician’s Guide (Oxford American Rheumatology Library) 2nd Edition (2014) (PDF) Daniel J. Wallace

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  Basic Information: Year: 2014 Page Number: 128 File Type: PDF File Size: 2.45 MB Authors/ Editiors: Daniel J. Wallace Description: One million people in the United States suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease that is potentially debilitating and sometimes fatal as the immune system attacks the body's cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often damages the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels,...

Renal Cell Carcinoma (Oxford American Oncology Library) (2014) (PDF) Nizar M. Tannir

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  Basic Information: Year: 2014 Page Number: 210 File Type: PDF File Size: 6.12 MB Authors/ Editiors: Nizar M. Tannir Description: While patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) are now living longer with improved quality of life, the success of novel therapies for mRCC has created challenges for practicing oncologists. Many patients who initially respond to targeted therapies ultimately develop progressive disease due to acquired resistance to these agents. Additionally, some patients do not respond at all to any of the...

Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting (Oxford American Palliative Care Library) (2013) (PDF) E. Alessandra Strada

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  Basic Information: Year: 2013 Page Number: 126 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.50 MB Authors/ Editiors: E. Alessandra Strada Description: For patients and family caregivers the journey through illness and transitions of care is characterized by a series of progressive physical and emotional losses. Grief reactions represent the natural response to those losses. Grief is defined by a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual manifestations, varying in length and severity. While grief reactions are common and expected responses to loss,...

ADHD (Oxford American Psychiatry Library) (2014) (PDF) James McGough

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  Basic Information: Year: 2014 Page Number: 144 File Type: PDF File Size: 1.31 MB Authors/ Editiors: James McGough Description: This concise paperback summarizes basic and clinical sciences relevant to our understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with a particular emphasis on history, etiology, phenomenology, neurobiology, assessment, and treatment. Written by an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, and educator, the book ideally targets the learning needs of students, residents, and early-career practitioners, but also provides an updated overview with likely appeal for more experienced...

Adjuvant Analgesics (Oxford American Pain Library) (2015) (PDF) David Lussier

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  Basic Information: Year: 2015 Page Number: 176 File Type: PDF File Size: 5.40 MB Authors/ Editiors: David Lussier Description: Collective knowledge of the origins and pharmacology of pain are evolving rapidly, providing increased hope for better pain management and a far greater quality of life for patients worldwide. However, there are few works dedicated to guiding primary care practitioners and clinical researchers through the use of adjuvant analgesics. Part of the Oxford American Pain Library, Adjuvant Analgesics provides a detailed discussion...

OAPL: Back and neck pain (Oxford American Pain Library) (2012) (PDF) Bill Mccarberg

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  Basic Information: Year: 2012 Page Number: 160 File Type: PDF File Size: 1.96 MB Authors/ Editiors: Bill Mccarberg Description: An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from pain. There has been an explosion in pain research, new pharmaceuticals, the recognition of complementary and alternative therapies, interventional techniques and surgery, professional pain societies and providers with expertise in pain management. Still, the most common condition seen in primary care settings and in pain clinics is lower back pain. Despite the high prevalence of...

Type 1 Diabetes in Adults (Oxford American Endocrinology Library) (2011) (PDF) Barbara Simon

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  Basic Information: Year: 2011 Page Number: 80 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.37 MB Authors/ Editiors: Barbara Simon Description: At a time of dramatic increases in the prevalence of obesity, it is appropriate that Type 2 diabetes has received a great deal of attention by the endocrinology community. Clearly, the management of insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk is a critical issue. However, it is important to also acknowledge and address Type 1 diabetes, whose prevalence is also increasing, and whose management...

Hypertension (Oxford American Cardiology Library) (2012) (PDF) George Bakris

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  Basic Information: Year: 2012 Page Number: 192 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.73 MB Authors/ Editiors: George Bakris Description: Over 75 million American adults suffer from hypertension, the leading risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular disease. Individuals who are normotensive at age 55 have a 90% lifetime risk for developing high blood pressure. Despite increased awareness in the past decades, about a third of adults with hypertension are not aware of their condition. With the growing prevalence of obesity, hypertension will...

Interventional Cardiology: Essential Clinician’s Guide 1st Edition (Oxford American Cardiology Library) (2011) (PDF) Debabrata Mukherjee

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  Basic Information: Year: 2011 Page Number: 160 File Type: PDF File Size: 3.22 MB Authors/ Editiors: Debabrata Mukherjee Description: Interventional cardiology refers to catheter-based treatment of cardiovascular diseases. This dynamic new field is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine. In the United States, more than a million percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are performed annually; moreover, the number of procedures performed will likely continue to increase. The field of interventional cardiology has evolved dramatically over the past decade with the...

Diabetes: Improving Patient Care (Oxford American Endocrinology Library) (2009) (PDF) Vivan Fonseca

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  Basic Information: Year: 2009 Page Number: 112 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.48 MB Authors/ Editiors: Vivan Fonseca Description: Over 20 million people in the United States have diabetes, a metabolic disorder characterized by the body's lack of production or ineffective use of insulin, and the rate is on the rise. Diabetes can cause acute, as well as long-term complications when not properly controlled. Some of the complications may include coma, cardiovascular disease, renal failure, blindness, nerve damage, vascular damage, and...

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Oxford American Endocrinology Library) (2011) (PDF) John P. Sheehan

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  Basic Information: Year: 2011 Page Number: 96 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.40 MB Authors/ Editiors: John P. Sheehan Description: With the advent of the worldwide obesity epidemic, a concurrent rise has occurred in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is affecting younger individuals-the disease is no longer exclusive to adulthood. Diabetic micro- and macrovascular complications are also occurring at an earlier age, leading to increasing demands and costs on the healthcare system....

Heart Failure: A Practical Guide for Diagnosis and Management (Oxford American Cardiology Library) (2013) (PDF) Stuart Katz

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  Basic Information: Year: 2013 Page Number: 128 File Type: PDF File Size: 0.54 MB Authors/ Editiors: Stuart Katz Description: Clinical practice consensus guidelines for management of heart failure are available from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and European Society of Cardiology. The guidelines from these organizations, based on evidence from clinical trials and expert agreement, are largely concordant and provide useful information for practitioners. Yet, the organization of the guidelines may...