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Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse

Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse explores the physiological and psychological phenomenon of addiction including the nature of dependence, the dependence potential of drugs, and the importance of motivation. Contributions analyze the practice of substitute prescribing and detail the immediate and ...

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Lecture Notes on Dermatology

The eighth edition of Lecture Notes on Dermatology concentrates on the core knowledge expected of medical students and junior doctors. Aided by extensive colour illustrations and an easy-to-read style, the aim of the book is to provide a concise overview of this challenging subject. This previous BMA book award winner has been updated to include the latest changes to dermatological practice including new management strategies. Pocket...

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Gastrointestinal Pathology: An Atlas and Text (3rd edition)

Completely updated for its Third Edition, this full-color text/atlas is a comprehensive reference on gastrointestinal pathology in adults and pediatric patients. The book integrates pathologic analyses of specimens with anatomic, clinical, radiologic, pathophysiologic, and microbiologic information to give readers a clear understanding of each disease process. The outstanding selection of over 3,000 illustrations includes gross and m...

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Andrological Evaluation of Male Infertility: A Laboratory Guide

This state-of-the-art laboratory manual includes 20 clinical protocols used daily for the investigation of theinfertile male, presented with easy to understand, step-by-step methodology. The protocols are arranged from routine to advanced laboratory procedures common to clinical practice, including computer-assisted semen analysis, sperm preparation forIUI by density gradient and swim-up, sperm cryopreservation, and sperm DNA fragmen...

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Atlas of Full Breast Ultrasonography

This atlas describes and illustrates a novel approach, referred to as full breast ultrasonography (FBU), that represents a challenge to conventional breast imaging diagnosis. The coverage encompasses examination technique, diagnostic criteria, the imaging features of a wide variety of lesions, and role in follow-up. FBU involves anatomic ultrasound scanning based on the ductal echography technique proposed by Michel Teboul, supplemen...

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Melanoma: Critical Debates

Melanoma is the most life threatening form of skin cancer, the incidence of which has been rising in the developing world due to its link with sun exposure. The increase in incidence had made it imperative that clinicians managing these patients keep up-to-date with the latest advances, allowing them to provide optimal treatment. As with the other Challenges books, Challenges in Melanoma assumes a certain level of knowledge and build...

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Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance

The largest-ever independent, laboratory-based evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria has shown that some tests on the market perform exceptionally well in tropical temperatures and can detect even low parasite densities in blood samples, while other tests were only able to detect the parasite at high parasite densities. This document reports on evaluations co-sponsored by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Paci...

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Genomics, Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilities

This volume addresses the overlapping aspects of the fields of genomics, obesity and (non-) medical ethics. It is unique in its examination of the implications of genomics for obesity from an ethical perspective. Genomics covers the sciences and technologies involved in the pathways that DNA takes until the organism is completely built and sustained: the range of genes (DNA), transcriptor factors, enhancers, promoters, RNA (copy of D...

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Children, Obesity and Exercise: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic. Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adol...

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Bioethics: An Anthology (3rd edition)

Now fully revised and updated, Bioethics: An Anthology, 3rd edition, contains a wealth of new material reflecting the latest developments. This definitive text brings together writings on an unparalleled range of key ethical issues, compellingly presented by internationally renowned scholars. The latest edition of this definitive one-volume collection, now updated to reflect the latest developments in the field Includes several new a...