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Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills

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Rhona Flin, George G. Youngson, Steven Yule
July 28, 2015

Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-Technical Skills explains why non-technical skills are vital for safe and effective performance in the operating theatre. The book provides a full account, with supporting empirical evidence, of the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system and ...

Surgeon, Heal Thyself: Optimising Surgical Performance by Managing Stress

Uttam Shiralkar
February 21, 2017

Surgeons start their career in the expectation that it will bring personal satisfaction through an unparalleled sense of achievement and professional growth. Nonetheless, a career in surgery carries with it serious challenges: surgical training is rigorous, both emotionally and physically, and...

Standard Operational Procedures in Reproductive Medicine: Laboratory and Clinical Practice

Botros Rizk, Markus Montag
February 16, 2017

Compiled by two experts in Reproductive Medicine, with contributions from internationally respected specialists, this innovative text lets the whole team in Reproductive Medicine get literally on the same page. Taking a cook-book approach to the operational procedures in the laboratory and in the...

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Barry R. Komisaruk, Gabriela González-Mariscal
February 16, 2017

Inspired by Carlos Beyer’s 50 years of pioneering research and influence on his students and colleagues, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology builds upon Beyer’s fundamental discoveries and concepts as well as their widespread implications. It presents original research and reviews on mechanisms — genomic...

Autism Imaging and Devices

Manuel F. Casanova, Ayman El-Baz, Jasjit S. Suri
February 15, 2017

This book covers state-of-the-art medical image analysis approaches currently pursued in autism research. Chapters cover recent advances in diagnosis using structural neuroimaging. All aspects of imaging are included, such as electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, QEEG, and MEG), postmortem techniques, and...

Mesenteric Principles of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Basic and Applied Science

John Calvin Coffey, Rishabh Sehgal, Dara Walsh
February 15, 2017

The mesentery is that part of the lining of the abdominal cavity that attaches the stomach, small intestine, pancreas, spleen, and other abdominal organs to the posterior wall of the abdomen. Recent discoveries related to the human mesentery offer an opportunity to reappraise it across a wide range...

Exercise and Mental Health: Neurobiological Mechanisms

Henning Budde, Mirko Wegner
February 15, 2017

Every fourth person in North America and Europe experiences at least one episode of depression or anxiety disorder over their lifetimes. Research on the impact of exercise on depression, anxiety, and well-being illustrates a positive effect on various measures of mental health by inducing the same...

Physics of PET and SPECT Imaging

Magnus Dahlbom
February 09, 2017

PET and SPECT imaging has improved to such a level that they are opening up exciting new horizons in medical diagnosis and treatment. This book provides a complete introduction to fundamentals and the latest progress in the field, including an overview of new scintillator materials and innovations...

Patient Safety: Investigating and Reporting Serious Clinical Incidents

Russell Kelsey
February 08, 2017

At a time of increasing regulatory scrutiny and medico-legal risk, managing serious clinical incidents within primary care has never been more important. Failure to manage appropriately can have serious consequences both for service organisations and for individuals involved. This is the first...

Psychiatry by Ten Teachers, Second Edition

Nisha Dogra, Brian Lunn, Stephen Cooper
February 03, 2017

Psychiatry by Ten Teachers follows the highly-praised and successful ‘Ten Teachers’ tradition of providing the key information in a chosen specialty as required by the medical undergraduate, junior doctor and trainee GP, written by ten respected experts in the field. With medical students closely...

Critical Appraisal from Papers to Patient: A Practical Guide

Duncan Bootland, Evan Coughlan, Robert Galloway, Stephanie Goubet, Emily McWhirter
February 02, 2017

Having an understanding of critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine is a prerequisite to being an effective clinician.  However, critical appraisal is often taught by people not involved in day-to-day clinical care, meaning the clinical relevance is not always brought to the fore. This book...

Dementia, Fifth Edition

David Ames, John T. O'Brien, Alistair Burns
February 02, 2017

Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of these specialists find it hard to...

Gynaecology by Ten Teachers, 20th Edition and Obstetrics by Ten Teachers, 20th Edition Value Pak

Louise Kenny, Helen Bickerstaff, Jenny Myers
February 01, 2017

First published in 1919 as 'Diseases of Women', Gynaecology by Ten Teachers is well established as a concise, yet comprehensive, guide within its field. The twentieth edition has been thoroughly updated by a new team of 'teachers', integrating clinical material with the latest scientific...

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