Interpreting the Medical Literature: Fifth Edition

Author: Stephen Gehlbach
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071781374
Category: Medical
Page: 308
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Cut Through the Complexities of Medical Studies! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! Enhance your understanding and utilization of the information in medical journals with Stephen Gehlbach's Interpreting the Medical Literature. Written in a clear and entertaining style, this popular guide cuts through the complex language of research studies and makes reading medical publications a rewarding and pleasurable experience. IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF VITAL RESEARCH Comprehend medical literature and evaluate the significance of any study Read research reports more quickly and easily Make sense of dense, scientific prose Learn about study design, measurement, statistical analysis, and interpretation Sharpen your analytical skills on current and classic medical studies Reinforce your knowledge of concepts with examples from actual medical literature New to the Fifth Edition: a chapter on how to interpret conflicting studies; expanded discussions of meta-analysis and developing consensus; updated figures and charts

An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine

Author: Jamie V. Trapp,Tomas Kron
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1584889659
Category: Science
Page: 296
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Combining facets of health physics with medicine, An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine covers the background of the subject and the medical situations where radiation is the tool to diagnose or treat human disease. Encouraging newcomers to the field to properly and efficiently function in a versatile and evolving work setting, it familiarizes them with the particular problems faced during the application of ionizing radiation in medicine. The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine. It covers basic issues related to radiation protection, including the physical science behind radiation protection and the radiobiological basis of radiation protection. The text also presents operational and managerial tools for organizing radiation safety in a medical workplace. Subsequent chapters form the core of the book, focusing on the practice of radiation protection in different medical disciplines. They explore a range of individual uses of ionizing radiation in various branches of medicine, including radiology, nuclear medicine, external beam radiotherapy, and brachytherapy. With contributions from experienced practicing physicists, this book provides essential information about dealing with radiation safety in the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine.

Easy Interpretation of Biostatistics E-Book

The Vital Link to Applying Evidence in Medical Decisions
Author: Gail F. Dawson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 145574235X
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Learn biostatistics the easy way. This outstanding resource presents the key concepts you need to understand biostatistics and how to apply them in clinical medicine. Easy-to-understand examples and analogies explain complex concepts, and practical applications provide you with real tools for use in daily practice. The book’s organization is intuitive, so that concepts build upon one another, maximizing understanding. This book will give you the confidence to appraise the existing literature - and the vocabulary you need to discuss it. Uses an easy-to-understand presentation and writing style to make the material easily accessible. Places its emphasis on concepts, not formulas, for more clinical-based guidance. Focuses on practical applications of biostatistics to medical practice to give you a better understanding of how and why research is conducted. Presents concise but comprehensive coverage to create easily accessible yet complete information. Provides examples, analogies, and memorization tips to make the material easier to absorb.

How to Read a Paper

The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
Author: Trisha Greenhalgh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111880113X
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.

Studying a study and testing a test

how to read the medical literature
Author: Richard K. Riegelman,Robert P. Hirsch
Publisher: Little, Brown Medical Division
Category: Medical
Page: 349
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Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman,Curt D. Furberg,David L. DeMets,David M. Reboussin,Christopher B. Granger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331918539X
Category: Medical
Page: 550
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This is the fifth edition of a very successful textbook on clinical trials methodology, written by recognized leaders who have long and extensive experience in all areas of clinical trials. The three authors of the first four editions have been joined by two others who add great expertise. A chapter on regulatory issues has been included and the chapter on data monitoring has been split into two and expanded. Many contemporary clinical trial examples have been added. There is much new material on adverse events, adherence, issues in analysis, electronic data, data sharing and international trials. This book is intended for the clinical researcher who is interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a protocol. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners who must critically evaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. The authors use numerous examples of published clinical trials to illustrate the fundamentals. The text is organized sequentially from defining the question to trial closeout. One chapter is devoted to each of the critical areas to aid the clinical trial researcher. These areas include pre-specifying the scientific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, determining the organizational structure, estimating an adequate sample size, specifying the randomization procedure, implementing the intervention and visit schedules for participant evaluation, establishing an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysis plan and reporting the trial results according to the pre-specified objectives. Although a basic introductory statistics course is helpful in maximizing the benefit of this book, a researcher or practitioner with limited statistical background would still find most if not all the chapters understandable and helpful. While the technical material has been kept to a minimum, the statistician may still find the principles and fundamentals presented in this text useful.

Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals

Author: J. Glenn Forister,J. Dennis Blessing
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128403464X
Category: Medical
Page: 248
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Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is an essential resource to help students, faculty, and practitioners understand the research process, interpret data, comprehend results, and incorporate findings into practice. From choosing a research project and developing the research process design, to systematically gathering information, analyzing, interpreting data, differentiating among conflicting results, and finally understanding the overall evaluation, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition will help students and practitioners develop research skills to acquire and contribute knowledge that benefits their patients.

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences E-Book

Author: Stephen Polgar,Shane A. Thomas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702046698
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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This popular textbook provides a concise, but comprehensive, overview of health research as an integrated, problem-solving process. It bridges the gap between health research methods and evidence-based clinical practice, making it an essential tool for students embarking on research. Practitioners also benefit from guidance on interpreting the ever-expanding published research in clinical and scientific journals, to ensure their practice is up to date and evidence-based and to help patients understand information obtained online. Uses simple language and demystifies research jargon Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology, taking a very practical approach Gives examples directly related to the health sciences Each chapter contains a self-assessment test so that the reader can be sure they know all the important points Provides an extensive glossary for better understanding of the language of research Online interactive self-assessment tests: Multiple choice questions True or false questions Short answer questions Log on to and register to access the above assets.

The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System

Author: Edith J. Applegate
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721666389
Category: Anatomy
Page: 206
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Crisp and concise language, an incredible art program, and thought-provoking features combine to offer students an accessible gateway to the knowledge they need. The third edition includes more medical terminology content, a new design with eye-catching illustrations, and the engagingly interactive Body Spectrum CD-ROM! In addition to the new features, there's hallmark content on aging of the body, representative disorders, and more it's coverage that's easy to read and understand, regardless of prior scientific knowledge.

Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

Author: Norman Edward Robinson,Kim A. Sprayberry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416054758
Category: Medical
Page: 1066
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Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!

Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine

Author: J. Martin Bland,Janet Peacock
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192629920
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine is a companion volume to the new edition of An Introduction to Medical Statistics and includes questions and answers which are complementary to the textbook. This new book takes a practical approach that develops an understanding of statistics and suggests appropriate questions to ask about research methods, figures and conclusions and whether they are evidence based. The book is a model of clarity and common sense in what is frequently an unnecessarily obscure area of science. It looks at the application of and provides a critique of statistics, encouraging an evidence-based approached to medical statistics. Through the critical evaulation of the published medical literature, the text will enable both students and researchers to understand the appropriate use of descriptive and inferential statistics in study design and when writing papers. The reproduction of short excerpts of material from published papers or summaries of their results are included and they are considered in a question and answer format. The reader can either read through the series of cases and follow through worked examples or work through the book themselves as a series of exercises. The questions are clearly graded, through the use of icons, in terms of difficulty into standard and postgraduate levels. This book will prove invaluable to students, medical researchers and doctors alike.

Studying A Study and Testing a Test

Reading Evidence-based Health Research
Author: Richard K. Riegelman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781774268
Category: Medical
Page: 340
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Rev. ed. of: Studying a study and testing a test / Richard K. Riegelman.

Medical Epidemiology

Author: Raymond Greenberg,Stephen Daniels,W. Flanders,John Eley,John Boring
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071811753
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Recognized for its succinct and compelling discussion of epidemiology and its role in medicine. 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a well-written, easy to read, well-illustrated primer, which medical students and others should read. A nice feature of the book is all key concepts are highlighted for emphasis, with summaries at the beginning and end of each chapter."--Doody's Review Service This book provides students with an overview of the principles and concepts of epidemiology and illustrates the complementary relationship between population-based science and the care of patients Thoroughly updated, this new edition features epidemiologic implications of bio-terrorism, “Patient Profiles” within each chapter, and USMLE clinical vignettes within the “Study Question” section of each chapter.

Greek Medical Literature and Its Readers

From Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium
Author: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos,Sophia Xenophontos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781472487919
Category: Medical literature
Page: 250
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This volume focuses on the relationship between Greek medical texts and their audience(s), offering insights into how not only the backgrounds and skills of medical authors but also the contemporary environment affected issues of readership, methodology and mode of exposition. One of the volume�s overarching aims is to add to our understanding of the role of the reader in the contextualisation of Greek medical literature in the light of interesting case-studies from various � often radically different � periods and cultures, including the Classical (such as the Hippocratic corpus) and Roman Imperial period (for instance Galen), and the Islamic and Byzantine world. Promoting, as it does, more in-depth research into the intricacies of Greek medical writings and their diverse revival and transformation from the fifth century BC down to the fourteenth century AD, this volume will be of interest to classicists, medical historians and anyone concerned with the reception of the Greek medical tradition.

Tarascon Internal Medicine and Critical Care Pocketbook

Author: Robert J. Lederman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449620051
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Packed With Essential Lists, Figures, Tables, And Algorithms, The Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook, Fifth Edition Provides Instant Reminders Of Hard-To-Remember Yet Vitally Important Clinical Information. The Fifth Edition Contains More Information And Several New Topics Throughout Each Chapter, Including: Anthropometric Equations; Echo, MRI, And Nuclear Anatomy; ECG ST Elevation (STE) Patterns; Sepsis; Therapeutic Hypothermia; Pharyngeal Swab Technique; NIH Stroke Scale; Bronchoscopic Anatomy; SIADH; Serotonin Syndromes; And More. Intended For Busy Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurses, Or Any Healthcare Provider In The ICU, Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook Is Meticulously Referenced With Expert Commentary On Current Academic Controversies In The Field.

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy

Author: Garrard
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284115194
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method, Fifth Edition describes the practical and useful methods for reviewing scientific literature in the health sciences. Please note that an access code to supplemental content such as Appendix C: Data Visualization is not included with the eBook purchase. To access this content please purchase an access code at

Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology

Author: Russell K. Hobbie,Bradley J. Roth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319126822
Category: Science
Page: 629
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This classic text has been used in over 20 countries by advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in biophysics, physiology, medical physics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering. It bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and the application of physics to the life and biomedical sciences. Extensively revised and updated, the fifth edition incorporates new developments at the interface between physics and biomedicine. New coverage includes cyclotrons, photodynamic therapy, color vision, x-ray crystallography, the electron microscope, cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation, nanomedicine, and other topics highlighted in the National Research Council report BIO2010. As with the previous edition, the first half of the text is primarily biological physics, emphasizing the use of ideas from physics to understand biology and physiology, and the second half is primarily medical physics, describing the use of physics in medicine for diagnosis (mainly imaging) and therapy. Prior courses in physics and in calculus are assumed. Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology is also ideal for self study and as a reference for workers in medical and biological research. Over 850 problems test and enhance the student's understanding and provide additional biological examples. A solutions manual is available to instructors. Each chapter has an extensive list of references.

The Roots of Ayurveda

Selections from Sanskrit Medical Writings
Author: D. Wujastyk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140448245
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 361
View: 1949

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The author presents an illuminating translation of ancient texts that reveal the origins of yoga, homeopathy, and holistic medicine.

Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Author: N.A
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563885
Category: Medical
Page: 125
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Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety and use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, program managers, and the scientific community to support national programs in the preparation of service delivery guidelines. The fourth edition of this useful resource supersedes previous editions, and has been fully updated and expanded. It includes over 86 new recommendations and 165 updates to recommendations in the previous edition. Guidance for populations with special needs is now provided, and a new annex details evidence on drug interactions from concomitant use of antiretroviral therapies and hormonal contraceptives. To assist users familiar with the third edition, new and updated recommendations are highlighted. Everyone involved in providing family planning services and contraception should have the fourth edition of Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use at hand.

Exercise and the Heart

Author: Victor F. Froelicher,Jonathan Myers
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9781416003113
Category: Medical
Page: 524
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Text on methodologies in conducting exercise tests. For cardiologists, residents, and internists. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines on Exercise Testing and other documents included in this edition have all been rewritten.