Essentials of Clinical Research


Author: Stephen P. Glasser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319054708
Category: Medical
Page: 461
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In its extensively revised and updated Second Edition, this book provides a solid foundation for readers interested in clinical research. Discussion encompasses genetic, pharmacoepidemiologic and implementation research. All chapters have been updated with new information and many new tables have been added to elucidate key points. The book now offers discussion on how to handle missing data when analyzing results, and coverage of Adaptive Designs and Effectiveness Designs and new sections on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Pragmatic Trials. Chapter 6 includes new material on Phase 0 Trials, expanded coverage of Futility Trials, a discussion of Medical Device approval, Off Label Drug use and the role of the FDA in regulating advertising. Additional new information includes the role of pill color and shape in association with the placebo effect and an examination of issues surrounding minority recruitment. The final chapter offers a new section on manuscript preparation along with a discussion of various guidelines being adopted by journals: CONSORT, STROBE, PRISMA, MOOSE and others; and coverage of Conflicts of Interest, Authorship, Coercive Citation, and Disclosures in Industry-Related Associations. Building on the strengths of its predecessor in its comprehensive approach and authoritative advice, the new edition offers more of what has made this book a popular, trusted resource for students and working researchers alike.

Essentials of Apoptosis

A Guide for Basic and Clinical Research
Author: Xiao-Ming Yin,Zheng Dong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603273817
Category: Science
Page: 742
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This is the second edition of the comprehensive, concise summary of apoptosis research. It covers the major concepts, molecular architecture, the biochemical pathways, and pathophysiological significance of apoptosis. This book provides a guideline of standard biochemical and cell biologic approaches to apoptosis bench work with an emphasis on translational clinical applications for immune disorders, cancer research, ischemia, and neuronal degeneration. Since the original publication in 2003, the apoptosis field has expanded rapidly – chapters not only need to be revised and expanded, but there is a need for all new chapters covering exciting advances in bioinformatics, systems biology, oxidative stress, etc.

Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis

An Evidence-based Approach
Author: Steven J. Lynn,Irving Kirsch
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 271
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"This book is essentially clinical in nature. But it is a clinical book with a research base. The clinical strategies and techniques that are presented are ones that the authors have used in their practice and that they have taught their graduate students to use. They are procedures with an evidential base. Many of the specific techniques they describe have been validated in clinical trials and outcome studies, and their approach to most strategic issues has been shaped by their understanding of the research literature in hypnosis, psychotherapy, and psychopathology. If there is a fundamental difference between this book and the many other guides that have been published on clinical applications of hypnosis, it is the degree to which the principles and practices the authors describe are evidence-based. Hence, the subtitle of this book. The authors aim to bring their enthusiasm for integrating hypnosis with empirically supported methods to a wide readership and to move hypnosis more securely into the mainstream of established clinical practice." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Clinical Research in Oral Health


Author: William V. Giannobile,Brian A. Burt,Robert J. Genco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780813820552
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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Clinical Research in Oral Health surveys the essentials of clinical research in oral health, anchoring these principles within the specific context of the oral health arena. Addressing research questions exclusively applicable to dentistry and oral health, the book thoroughly illustrates the principles and practice of oral health clinical research. Clinical Research in Oral Health also clarifies the framework of regulatory issues and presents emerging concepts in clinical translation, relating the research principles to clinical improvement.

Essentials of Clinical Mycology


Author: Carol A. Kauffman,Peter G. Pappas,Jack D. Sobel,William E. Dismukes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441966407
Category: Medical
Page: 553
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Clinical Mycology offers a comprehensive review of this discipline. Organized by types of fungi, this volume covers microbiologic, epidemiologic and demographic aspects of fungal infections as well as diagnostic, clinical, therapeutic, and preventive approaches. Special patient populations are also detailed.

The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians


Author: Michael R. Chernick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118071948
Category: Medical
Page: 228
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A fundamental and straightforward guide to using and understanding statistical concepts in medical research Designed specifically for healthcare practitioners who need to understand basic biostatistics but do not have much time to spare, The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses and Clinicians presents important statistical methods used in today's biomedical research and provides insight on their appropriate application. Rather than provide detailed mathematics for each of these methods, the book emphasizes what healthcare practitioners need to know to interpret and incorporate the latest biomedical research into their practices. The author draws from his own experience developing and teaching biostatistics courses for physicians and nurses, offering a presentation that is non-technical and accessible. The book begins with a basic introduction to the relationship between biostatistics and medical research, asking the question "why study statistics?," while also exploring the significance of statisitcal methods in medical literature and clinical trials research. Subsequent chapters explore key topics, including: Correlation, regression, and logistic regression Diagnostics Estimating means and proportions Normal distribution and the central limit theorem Sampling from populations Contingency tables Meta-analysis Nonparametric methods Survival analysis Throughout the book, statistical methods that are often utilized in biomedical research are outlined, including repeated measures analysis of variance, hazard ratios, contingency tables, log rank tests, bioequivalence, cross-over designs, selection bias, and group sequential methods. Exercise sets at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented concepts and techniques. The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians is an excellent reference for doctors, nurses, and other practicing clinicians in the fields of medicine, public health, pharmacy, and the life sciences who need to understand and apply statistical methods in their everyday work. It also serves as a suitable supplement for courses on biostatistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury

Basic Research to Clinical Practice
Author: Michael G. Fehlings,Alexander R. Vaccaro,Maxwell Boakye
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1604067276
Category: Medical
Page: 682
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Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury is written for the spinal cord injury (SCI) team and reflects the multidisciplinary nature of treating patients with SCI. It integrates emerging medical and surgical approaches to SCI with neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroimaging, neuroplasticity, and cellular transplantation. This comprehensive yet concise reference will enable neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals caring for SCI patients to translate research results into patient care. It is also an excellent resource for those preparing for the board exam in SCI medicine. Key Features: Material is cross-referenced to highlight relationships between the different areas of SCI Chapters are concise, focused, and include key points, pearls, and pitfalls An Overview of the Literature table is provided in most chapters, giving readers a meaningful distillation of each publication referenced Each editor is a world-renowned expert in one of these core disciplines involved in the management of SCI patients: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, spinal cord science, and rehabilitative medicine This is a must-have guide that all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals involved in the care of spinal cord injury patients should have on their bookshelf.

Essentials of Neuroimaging for Clinical Practice


Author: Darin D. Dougherty,Scott L. Rauch,Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585626922
Category: Medical
Page: 162
View: 2011

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The use of neuroimaging studies in psychiatry is exploding -- and offers tremendous potential for practicing clinicians. Yet if you're like many psychiatrists, you're sometimes uncertain about which studies to use in specific situations. Until now, you've had to sort through the only information available -- technical reviews in the literature -- for guidance. But no more. Essentials of Neuroimaging for Clinical Practice is an all-in-one resource that explains how to use these powerful techniques to improve outcomes. It demystifies neuroimaging with clear, concise, and practical advice on using today's most advanced applications in the diagnostic workup of patients. This practical clinical guide will help you achieve a solid understanding of the full range of neuroimaging modalities: Structural techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Functional techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) Other techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) -- including quantitative EEG and event-related potentials -- and magnetoencephalography. For each modality, you'll find: A basic review of the technique -- trace the development of each modality, and become familiar with its underlying technology. Guidance on when to use it -- learn which techniques are best to use in specific clinical situations. Tips for ordering studies -- discover how to write up orders to obtain the most accurate and detailed information from each study, including when to use contrast and how to determine the best acquisition parameters. A look at its future potential in practice and research -- explore the current capabilities of each modality and the most promising strategies for improving diagnostic results. Filled with examples of real-life imaging studies, Essentials of Neuroimaging for Clinical Practice is a must-have tool for all practicing psychiatrists and psychologists. In addition, it will serve as an excellent clinical guide for residents -- and an outstanding text for courses in clinical neuroimaging for psychiatrists.

The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology


Author: Paul Kennedy,Susan Llewelyn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047003260X
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 2024

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This selection of carefully chosen chapters from the prestigious Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology focus on the more practical issues that are of particular relevance to the busy practitioner. It is a well-referenced but practical resource, which provides an authoritative, up-to-date guide to empirically validated psychological interventions in health care. Informative and practical: a guide to action An authoritative, critical and evidence based synthesis of knowledge that will guide best practice Easy-to-use format intended for practitioners who want to ensure their practice is state-of-the-art

Essentials of Rehabilitation Research

A Statistical Guide to Clinical Practice
Author: Richard P Di Fabio
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080363790X
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Enhance your clinical practice and your understanding of rehabilitation literature through applied statistics! Step-by-step, this interactive learning experience makes clinically relevant statistical procedures easier to understand, organize, interpret, and use when evaluating patients and the effectiveness of your practice. Only statistical procedures with direct clinical application have been selected to guide you through patient assessments, selecting the best tools for your practice, enhancing your understanding of predicting prognosis and responders to treatment, and outlining a method to critique clinical practice guidelines. With this reader-friendly, real-world approach you’ll be able to meet the need for evidence to support your practice, gain a deeper understanding of clinical research, and systematically evaluate patient outcomes.

Essentials of Clinical Surgery E-Book


Author: Ian J. Franklin,Peter M. Dawson,Alex Rodway
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051152
Category: Medical
Page: 452
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Covers all aspects of general surgery (including emergencies, practical procedures and self-assessment) and is ideal for revision and examination preparation. It is also a portable and convenient mini textbook for medical students, house officers and trainee surgeons. A succinct guide to general surgery. Covers basic issues of pre- and post-operative care; common surgical problems; and a systematic review of surgery by system. In the Kumar & Clark style and format. Ideal for revision.

Essentials of Medical Biochemistry

With Clinical Cases
Author: Chung-Eun Ha,N. V. Bhagavan
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080916880
Category: Science
Page: 600
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Expert biochemist N.V. Bhagavan’s new work condenses his successful Medical Biochemistry texts along with numerous case studies, to act as an extensive review and reference guide for both students and experts alike. The research-driven content includes four-color illustrations throughout to develop an understanding of the events and processes that are occurring at both the molecular and macrolecular levels of physiologic regulation, clinical effects, and interactions. Using thorough introductions, end of chapter reviews, fact-filled tables, and related multiple-choice questions, Bhagavan provides the reader with the most condensed yet detailed biochemistry overview available. More than a quick survey, this comprehensive text includes USMLE sample exams from Bhagavan himself, a previous coauthor. * Clinical focus emphasizing relevant physiologic and pathophysiologic biochemical concepts * Interactive multiple-choice questions to prep for USMLE exams * Clinical case studies for understanding basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases * Instructional overview figures, flowcharts, and tables to enhance understanding

A Text Book of Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Essential Concepts and Skills
Author: G. Parthasarathi,Karin Nyfort-Hansen
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125026310
Category: Clinical pharmacology
Page: 496
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The Majority Of Clinical Pharmacy Textbooks Focus On Disease States And Applied Therapeutics. This Book Is Different. It Aims To Provide Readers With A Comprehensive Description Of The Concepts And Skills That Are The Foundation For Current Clinical Pharmacy Practice. It Seeks To Answer The Question How Do Clinical Pharmacists Practice? Rathar Than What Do Clinical Pharmacists Need To Know About Drugs And Therapeutics? The Book Is Divided Into Three Sections, And Each Chapter Is Self-Contained And Can Be Read Independently. Section I Provides An Overview Of The Current Status Of Clinical Pharmacy Practice In India And Other Countries. Section Ii Includes Chapters On The Key Concepts, Skills And Competencies Required For Effective Clinical Practice. Section Iii Covers Topics Of Interest To Graduate And Postgraduate Students, And More Experienced Clinical Pharmacists And Researchers.This Book Will Be Useful For All Students Of Pharmacy And Pharmacists Working In Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Drug Or Medical Information, Clinical Research, Government And Nongovernment Organisations, Teaching And Research.

Essentials of Medical Genomics


Author: Stuart M. Brown,John G. Hay,Harry Ostrer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470334495
Category: Medical
Page: 456
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Six new chapters on vital topics of interest such as multilocus SNP genotyping (SNP chips), RNAi, ChIP-chip, and genomic tiling arrays New edition responds to reviewers' and users' desire for greater coverage—now the most useful handbook on the market! Practical, concise summary of everything about genomics and emerging technologies a busy physician or medical student should know Covers concepts and techniques that are in use in medicine now, as well as those on the cutting-edge of science relevant to medicine, from bioinformatics to DNA diagnostics and proteomics NEW: Includes chapter-end exercises, enhancing the utility of the new edition as a textbook NEW: PowerPoint slides of images available at instructor website

Essentials of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology and Its Clinical Translation


Author: Robert Chunhua Zhao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400767161
Category: Science
Page: 313
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), a type of adult stem cells, have attracted the attention of scientists and physicians alike due to their unique biological properties and potential for disease treatment. As stem cell research is complex and progressing rapidly, it is important that the experts in this field share their views and perspectives. This book, co-edited by leading global researchers, is divided into three major sections and covers a broad range of topics concerning MSCs during their transition from benchside to bedside. The book is intended for researchers and clinicians in the field of stem cells. Dr. Robert Chunhua Zhao, MD. Ph.D is Cheung Kong Professor of Stem Cell Biology, Professor of Cell Biology at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences & School of Basic Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China Director of Center for Tissue Engineering, PUMC Chief scientist of 973 program Regional Editor of Stem Cells and Development.

Essentials of Otolaryngology


Author: Frank E. Lucente,Gady Har-El
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781747073
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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Thoroughly revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, this handy pocket manual presents step-by-step guidelines on patient workup, differential diagnosis, and therapy for more than 40 symptoms occurring in the head and neck region. The authors outline current treatment recommendations and offer primary care physicians advice on indications for referral. Also included are chapters on anatomy and physiology, history taking, physical examination, occupational medicine, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric otolaryngology, as well as an introduction to outcome analysis and office-based clinical research. This edition features several new chapters, including pain management and use of lasers in otolaryngology.

Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners


Author: Kim Forrester,Debra Griffiths
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072957914X
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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The definitive medico-legal reference for medical students and practitioners in Australia Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners is a timely and authoritative reference focused on the requirements of medical students and practitioners. This easy-to-read medico-legal text assumes no prior legal practice knowledge or experience, making it ideal for those new to the medical industry. The content addresses matters relating to all Australian jurisdictions. It also provides a brief overview of the law in several practice areas, allowing practitioners to locate key information quickly. Topical issues discussed in Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners include privacy and confidentiality of patient information, medical negligence, fertility and reproductive technology, the laws regarding mental health issues and professional regulation and discipline. • directed at current medical education • includes learning objectives and key questions for each chapter • applies knowledge to a clinical context and focuses on the application of clinical cases and legislation to practical situations • assumes no prior legal knowledge • identifies medico-legal issues for further discussion

Essentials of Genomics and Bioinformatics


Author: Christoph W. Sensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527612653
Category: Science
Page: 442
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Provides an overview of the rapidly evolving field of genomics with coverage of nucleic acid technologies, proteomics and bioinformatics. It includes chapters on applications in human health, agriculture and comparative genomics and also contains two chapters on the legal and ethical issues of genomics, a topic that is becoming increasingly important as genomics moves out of the laboratory into practical applications.

Essentials of Clinical Cardiology


Author: Jayant C Bhalerao
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
ISBN: 9350903083
Category: Medical
Page: 202
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This concise guide presents medical students and trainees with the basic principles of clinical cardiology and discusses common heart problems encountered by clinicians. Each chapter examines the diagnosis and management of a common cardiac condition, with some less common topics also covered, including cardiac tumours, stem cell therapy and the application of genetics and genomics to cardiovascular diseases. Separate chapters discuss corrective therapies such as heart transplant and artificial pace makers. Authored by a recognised cardiologist from Chicago, USA, this review is written in easy to understand language and includes more than 100 images and illustrations, making it highly useful for medical students and trainees in their exam preparation. Key points Concise guide to clinical cardiology for medical students and trainees Easy to understand language assisting exam preparation Examines common and less common cardiovascular conditions Corrective therapies also discussed Authored by recognised cardiologist from Chicago, USA Includes more than 100 images and illustrations

Essentials of Pharmacy Law


Author: Douglas J. Pisano
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420012767
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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This book examines the laws and regulations relating to the practice of pharmacy, and the regulation and control of drugs cosmetics, and medical devices. Most available pharmacy law texts thus far have been written by lawyers and present heavy, dense, legalistic reading that focuses on legal theory. Essentials of Pharmacy Law is written by a practicing pharmacist in clear, accessible, contemporary prose that concentrates on application. This user-friendly text is a compilation and commentary of selected federal laws and regulations pertaining to the general practice of pharmacy in the United States. It covers topics in a simple and concise format. Furthermore, case studies and review questions and a bulleted summary of key points make for easy reading and aid in comprehension. Essentials of Pharmacy Law will be extremely useful to senior pharmacy students preparing for the Multi-State Jurisprudence Exam (NABLEX MJPE). as well as the voluntary Pharmacist Competency Exam offered to practicing pharmacists. It alsoalso serves as a valuable reference for pharmacy students, practicing pharmacists seeking licensure by reciprocity and/or preparing for the MJPE, pharmacy technicians who are in need of a comprehensive update, and other interested healthcare professionals.