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Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills


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 ...

Handbook of Radioembolization: Physics, Biology, Nuclear Medicine, and Imaging

Alexander S. Pasciak, PhD., Yong Bradley, MD., J. Mark McKinney, MD.
October 24, 2016

Radioembolization is a widely used treatment for non-resectable primary and secondary liver cancer. This handbook addresses the radiation biology, physics, nuclear medicine, and imaging for radioembolization using Yttrium-90 (90Y) microspheres, in addition to discussing aspects related to...

Mastering the BMAT

Christopher Nordstrom, George Rendel, Luke Baxter
October 21, 2016

This is the first BMAT theory and practice book on the market, providing not only practice questions but breaking down the BMAT exam step-by-step. The authors, both leading specialists in BMAT training, focus on each section in turn, using many sample questions to carefully illustrate the theory...

Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ulrich Flogel, Eric Ahrens
October 21, 2016

Over the past decade, fluorine (19F) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has garnered significant scientific interest in the biomedical research community owing to the unique properties of fluorinated materials and the 19F nucleus. Fluorine has an intrinsically sensitive nucleus for MRI. There is...

Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications

Joshua Mitteldorf
October 20, 2016

Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been...

Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control

Barrie G. M. Jamieson
October 20, 2016

Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting in thousands of deaths. Written by world authorities, this book examines many aspects...

Muscle Contraction and Cell Motility: Fundamentals and Developments

Haruo Sugi
October 19, 2016

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current progress in muscle contraction and cell motility research. It discusses structural, mechanical, and biochemical characteristics of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscles, and cell motility. The experimental objects of the studies described...

Parkes' Occupational Lung Disorders, Fourth Edition

Anthony Newman Taylor, Paul Cullinan, Paul Blanc, Anthony Pickering
October 17, 2016

This authoritative text on occupational lung disorders builds upon the fundamentals, including clinical, epidemiological, and predictive approaches. It discusses interstitial and malignant diseases, airways diseases, and other respiratory issues, such as diving, working at high altitudes, and...

Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery

Shahram Payandeh
October 14, 2016

Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery introduces the various tools and methodologies that can be used to enhance a conventional surgical setup with some degree of automation. The main focus of this book is on methods for tracking surgical tools and how they can be used to...

Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Michael I. Goran
October 13, 2016

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and continues to increase in prevalence in almost all countries in which it has been studied, including developed and developing countries around the globe. The causes of obesity are complex and multi-factorial. Childhood...

Leishmaniasis: Biology, Control and New Approaches for Its Treatment

Saurabh Bhatia, Divakar Goli
October 13, 2016

This new volume provides exhaustive knowledge on a wide range of natural products and holistic concepts that have provided promising in the treatment of leishmaniasis. Including the major natural therapies as well as traditional formulations, over 300 medicinal plants and 150 isolated compounds...

Emergency Echocardiography, Second Edition

Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Frank A. Flachskampf, Michael H. Picard
October 12, 2016

Echocardiography is the most cost-effective and versatile imaging technique for assessing patients suffering from unstable cardiovascular diseases. Since 2005, emergency echocardiography has been recognized as a specific field, with particular implications to education, training, and reporting....

Ovulation Induction: Evidence Based Guidelines for Daily Practice

Ben J. Cohlen, Evert Van Santbrink, Joop Laven
October 11, 2016

Anovulation – one of the most common causes of infertility – is here given a thorough review, with classification of the different subtypes, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated, and the possible complications and outcomes involved. This is a comprehensive evidence-based summary from an...