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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 ...

Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-Chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine

Sean V. Murphy, Anthony Atala
December 06, 2016

Miniaturization in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology has resulted in the "lab-on-a-chip." Such systems are micro-fabricated devices capable of handling extremely small fluid volumes facilitating the scaling of single or multiple lab processes down to a microchip-sized format. The...

Get Ahead! Basic Sciences: 500 SBAs

Priya Jeevananthan, Anna Kowalewski
December 05, 2016

Ideal for medical students studying basic sciences, Get ahead! Basic Sciences: 500 SBAs covers anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry, including clinical-based themes. Questions are accompanied by explanations to guide further review, making this, along with the companion EMQ volume, an...

Deep Brain Stimulation: Indications and Applications

Kendall H. Lee, Penelope S. Duffy, Allan J. Bieber
December 02, 2016

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a widely used therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Its therapeutic success has led to the application of DBS for an increasing spectrum of conditions. However, the fundamental relationships between neural...

Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition

Samuel Eric Wilson, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Frank J. Veith, A. Ross Naylor, John A. C. Buckels
December 01, 2016

This fourth edition of Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice has incorporated these advances building on the specialty’s past assets. Knowledge of natural history and open surgery will always have an essential role in optimal care of patients with vascular diseases. The authors’ exposition of...

Articular Cartilage, Second Edition

Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Eric M. Darling, Jerry C. Hu, Grayson D. DuRaine, A. Hari Reddi
December 01, 2016

This book covers the latest research and advancements related to articular cartilage in biology, development, pathology, clinical applications and tissue engineering. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the breadth and depth of basic science, bioengineering,...

Essentials of Polygraph and Polygraph Testing

Nathan J. Gordon
December 01, 2016

Throughout history, there has been an intrinsic need for humans to detect deception in other humans. Developed in 1923, the polygraph machine was a tool designed to do just this. To date, there have been many improvements made to the basic polygraph instrument. This book outlines the...

Get Ahead! Basic Sciences: 100 EMQs

Anna Kowalewski, Priya Jeevananthan
November 30, 2016

Ideal for medical students studying basic sciences, Get ahead! Basic Sciences: 100 EMQs covers anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry, including clinical-based themes. Questions are accompanied by explanations to guide further review, making this, along with the companion SBA volume, an...

Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology, Fourth Edition - Two-Volume Set

Linda Cardozo, David Staskin
November 30, 2016

Featuring contributions by an international team of the world’s experts in urology and gynecology, this fourth edition reinforces its status as the classic comprehensive resource on female urology and urogynecology and an essential clinical reference in the field....

Individualized Diabetes Management: A Guide for Primary Care

Anthony Barnett, Jenny Grice
November 29, 2016

In the past few decades a revolution in our approach to treating type 2 diabetes has occurred following the recognition that the condition is caused by multiple defects. A range of new treatments are now available, with many more forthcoming, utilising differing mechanisms of action that allow...

How to Publish in Biomedicine: 500 Tips for Success, Third Edition

John Dixon, Louise Alder, Jane Fraser
November 18, 2016

Getting published is crucial for success in biomedicine. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, you will find this book has fresh, practical tips on everyday issues. Based on the authors’ successful training courses and extensive experience of healthcare communications, this book will...

Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals

Abhaya Indrayan, Martin P. Holt
November 17, 2016

Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals focuses on conceptual knowledge and practical advice rather than mathematical details, enhancing its usefulness as a reference for medical professionals. The book defines and describes nearly 1000 commonly and not so commonly used...

Biomedical Image Segmentation: Advances and Trends

Ayman El-Baz, Xiaoyi Jiang, Jasjit S. Suri
November 17, 2016

As one of the most important tasks in biomedical imaging, image segmentation provides the foundation for quantitative reasoning and diagnostic techniques. A large variety of different imaging techniques, each with its own physical principle and characteristics (e.g., noise modeling), often requires...

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