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Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease, Second Edition

Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease, Second Edition

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Richard A Jonas

March 3, 2014

Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, the management of congenital heart disease has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. Not only have new operations been developed and expanded, such as the intra/extracardiac conduit Fontan and the double root translocation for corrected tran...

Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, Third Edition

Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, Third Edition

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Rod J. Rohrich, William P. Adams, Jamil Ahmad, Jack Gunter

March 4, 2014

A renowned rhinoplasty reference, this two-volume set presents the work of recognized pioneers in the field who provide comprehensive coverage of primary and secondary rhinoplasty. From basic fundamentals and anatomy to the latest refinements and advances in technique, the book includes comprehensiv...

Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, Fifth Edition

Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly, Fifth Edition

Wilbert S. Aronow, Jerome L. Fleg, Michael W. Rich

September 04, 2013

With advances and breakthroughs in modern medicine that are allowing people to live longer, the number of older adults will continue to grow exponentially over the next several decades. Cardiologists, geriatricians, and other clinicians caring for the elderly will require—at the very least—a basic...

Heart Failure, Second Edition

Heart Failure, Second Edition

Marc Semigran, Jordan T. Shin

December 07, 2012

Heart Failure, Second Edition has been updated to provide the latest advancements in heart failure research. Supplemented by more than 200 high-quality figures and illustrations, the book helps cardiologists and emergency care physicians quickly and accurately identify the cause and severity of a...

Vitamin D: Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging

Vitamin D: Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging

Adrian F. Gombart

November 21, 2012

Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency is a worldwide, public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Rickets among infants has reemerged. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk and mortality from cancer. At the same time, the beneficial effects of vitamin D on a...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Third Edition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Third Edition

Jennifer I. Lim

November 15, 2012

The value of Age-Related Macular Degeneration has stood the test of time, but progress in both basic and clinical ophthalmology has been relentless, mandating the need for an updated book. This second edition focuses on the pathophysiology and the epidemiology of age-related macular degeneration (...

Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition

Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition

Ronald F. Pfeiffer, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Manuchair Ebadi

October 09, 2012

In recent years, considerable advances have been made in our knowledge and understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD). In particular, there has been an explosion of information regarding genetic contributions to the etiology of PD and an increased awareness of the importance of the non-motor...

Alzheimer's Disease: Targets for New Clinical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies

Alzheimer's Disease: Targets for New Clinical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies

Renee D. Wegrzyn, Alan S. Rudolph

April 26, 2012

In recent years, a tremendous amount of effort has been focused on better understanding the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to facilitate early and accurate diagnosis and appropriately targeted therapeutic treatments. Alzheimer’s Disease: Targets for New Clinical, Diagnostic, and...

Skin Diseases in the Elderly: A Color Handbook

Skin Diseases in the Elderly: A Color Handbook

Colby Craig Evans, Whitney A High

December 15, 2011

In this new color handbook, the authors deal systematically with those skin conditions that are particular to or more common in the elderly covering testing, diagnosis and treatment options. Given ageing populations the need for such a book is urgent. More and more elderly patients will seek care...

Healthcare Sensor Networks: Challenges Toward Practical Implementation

Healthcare Sensor Networks: Challenges Toward Practical Implementation

Daniel Tze Huei Lai, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Rezaul Begg

September 28, 2011

Healthcare sensor networks (HSNs) now offer the possibility to continuously monitor human activity and physiological signals in a mobile environment. Such sensor networks may be able to reduce the strain on the present healthcare workforce by providing new autonomous monitoring services ranging...

DHEA in Human Health and Aging

DHEA in Human Health and Aging

Ronald Ross Watson

July 22, 2011

Reduced production of DHEA associated with the diseases that accompany aging has led to its use as a nutritional supplement for antiaging, metabolic support, and other purposes. While animal studies have clearly shown substantial benefits of DHEA in combating various disease states, the effect of...

Diet and Nutrition in Palliative Care

Diet and Nutrition in Palliative Care

Victor R. Preedy

May 24, 2011

Optimal terminal and palliative care requires consideration of the patient and family unit as well as cultural and religious sensitivities. The patient’s well being in terms of mobility, anxiety, stress, social interaction, and pain control needs expert focus and attention. Furthermore, there is an...

Dementia, 4th Edition

Dementia, 4th Edition

David Ames, Alistair Burns, John T. O'Brien

November 26, 2010

Winner of the BMA 2011 book awards: psychiatry categoryWinner of the Australian Journal of Ageing book of the year awardThis definitive work on dementia and related disorders has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field. The incidence of dementia...

Long-Term Management of Dementia

Long-Term Management of Dementia

Douglas Scharre

November 12, 2010

With people living longer, dementia is now at the forefront of medical research. In answer to this changing trend, Long-Term Management of Dementia presents a stand-alone resource for diagnosis, treatment, and management issues for the patient suffering from this debilitating disease. Topics...