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 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.

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 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 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).

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 Clinical Geriatrics


Author: Robert L. Kane
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780070334731
Category: Aging
Page: 542
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The third edition of the highly acclaimed Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics gives you clear guidelines on diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of all common geriatric disorders. Plus, you'll review important nonclinical issues, including environmental factors, documentation issues, ethics, and demographics. At the heart of the text is its problem-based approach to diagnosis and its succinct, but complete, review of management strategies. Look for this as you review care of the nursing home patient, incontinence, falls, confusion, long-term care, approach to the patient, and much more. And an appendix of Clinical Worksheets provides practical advice for data collection.

The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology


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


Author: Theo H.M. Falke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400932790
Category: Medical
Page: 242
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I am particularly pleased to be able to write the introduction to this book that resulted from a collaborative effort by the Radiology De partment, under the auspices of the Boerhaave Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education of the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Leiden and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences at Van derbilt University. Magnetic resonance imaging affords the opportunity to interrogate organ and system structure and function in a nondestructive manner without se rious biological implications. Tissue contrast with this modality is ex quisite and inherently superior to that of x-ray computed tomography. The advances to improve signal capture, development of rapid data acquisition techniques, fabrication of more appropriate pulse sequences, and availa bility of contrast agents portend increased versatility and specificity of these studies. Despite the proliferation of numerous general and specialized texts, the developments in MRI occur at such a pace that data in these references are necessarily dated. The technical horizon of MRI is vast with almost li mitless possibilities of signal generation and plan reconstruction. Tissue contrast is so importantly affected by the coupling of signal generation and capture that collective experience of institutions and investigators is extremely important to the initiate and useful even to those indivi duals with the greatest clinical experience.

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.

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 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 Clinical Psychopharmacology


Author: Alan F. Schatzberg,Charles B. Nemeroff
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585624195
Category: Medical
Page: 877
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This third edition of Essentials of Psychopharmacology is, like its predecessors, based on the premier textbook in the field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, now in its fourth edition. The Essentials format is designed to deliver core knowledge to the busy trainee or practitioner in a succinct and accessible manner. Essentials of Psychopharmacology provides a complete overview of clinically focused pharmacotherapeutic principles of vital interest to psychiatry residents, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals. Updated with the latest research findings since the publishing of the fourth edition, Essentials features new chapters on recently introduced medications and updated chapters on others. The book is divided into two parts: Classes of Psychiatric Treatments, which systematically reviews psychotropic medications within each drug class (e.g., antidepressants and anxiolytics, antipsychotics), and Psychopharmacological Treatment, which outlines current pharmacotherapeutic approaches in the major psychiatric disorders as well as in specific patient populations. Although the latter part has been streamlined in this new edition, coverage of critical information such as approved indications, drug interactions, side effects, and other prescribing factors remains comprehensive. Clinicians seeking a reliable reference and guide to the core knowledge base and practice of clinical psychopharmacology can do no better than this new edition of Essentials of Psychopharmacology.

Essentials of Physician Practice Management


Author: Blair A. Keagy,Marci S. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111842932X
Category: Medical
Page: 592
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Essentials of Physician Practice Management offers a practical reference for administrators and medical directors and provides a comprehensive text for those preparing for a career in medical administration, practice management, and health plan administration. Essentials of Physician Practice Management is filled with valuable insights into every aspect of medical practice management including operations, financial management, strategic planning, regulation and risk management, human resources, and community relations.

Essentials of Nursing Research, Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478428791
Category: Education
Page: 92
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Essentials of Nursing Research, Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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.

The Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research


Author: Ruth Taylor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446276430
Category: Medical
Page: 328
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For some students, research can be a daunting and intimidating topic when beginning your degree. This lively book helps you understand why research is important, gives a straightforward account of the essential knowledge that you will need and demystifies the language and process of research. It focuses on the skills you will use throughout your degree, and how research and evidence can make a difference to the world you will encounter in practice. It outlines: · What research is · Qualitative and quantitative approaches · The practicalities of doing research · Using evidence in practice. The chapters are full of practical tools and draw on a range of student experiences, making it the perfect textbook for undergraduates. Ruth Taylor is a Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin University.