Medical Genetics

Author: Ian D Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199594619

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 8105

Medical Genetics provides medical and biomedical students with an understanding of the basic principles of human genetics as they relate to clinical practice, showing how our genome lies at the heart of our health and well-being.
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Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Author: Tom Lissauer,Graham Clayden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437092

Category: Medical

Page: 552

View: 1672

Winner of the 2012 British Medical Association book awards' first prize in the paediatrics category! This is the fourth edition of a highly popular 'must have textbook for paediatrics for medical students'. The previous edition has been translated into eight languages and also won British Medical Association and Royal Society of Medicine prizes for the best paediatrics textbook. Case studies throughout Online access through StudentConsult Concise, synoptic, clinically-focused Highly accessible colour-coded layout Comprehensive and authoritative New section on child protection New section on global paediatrics Over fifty new images Thoroughly revised and updated throughout
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Clinical Biochemistry

Metabolic and Clinical Aspects

Author: William J. Marshall,Stephen K. Bangert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101868

Category: Medical

Page: 984

View: 6646

Now fully revised and updated, Clinical Biochemistry, third edition is essential reading for specialty trainees, particularly those preparing for postgraduate examinations. It is also an invaluable current reference for all established practitioners, including both medical and scientist clinical biochemists. Building on the success of previous editions, this leading textbook primarily focuses on clinical aspects of the subject, giving detailed coverage of all conditions where clinical biochemistry is used in diagnosis and management - including nutritional disorders, diabetes, inherited metabolic disease, metabolic bone disease, renal calculi and dyslipidaemias. The acquisition and interpretation of clinical biochemical data are also discussed in detail. Expanded sections on haematology and immunology for clinical biochemists provide a thorough understanding of both laboratory and clinical aspects New chapters are included on important evolving areas such as the metabolic response to stress, forensic aspects of clinical biochemistry and data quality management An extended editorial team - including three expert new additions - ensures accuracy of information and relevance to current curricula and clinical practice A superb new accompanying electronic version provides an enhanced learning experience and rapid reference anytime, anywhere! Elsevier ExpertConsult.com Enhanced eBooks for medical professionals Compatible with PC, Mac®, most mobile devices and eReaders, browse, search, and interact with this title - online and offline. Redeem your PIN at expertconsult.com today! Straightforward navigation and search across all Elsevier titles Seamless, real-time integration between devices Adjustable text size and brightness Notes and highlights sharing with other users through social media Interactive content
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Genetic Testing

Accounts of Autonomy, Responsibility and Blame

Author: Michael Arribas-Ayllon,Srikant Sarangi,Angus Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134026293

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 4099

Advances in molecular genetics have led to the increasing availability of genetic testing for a variety of inherited disorders. While this new knowledge presents many obvious health benefits to prospective individuals and their families it also raises complex ethical and moral dilemmas for families as well as genetic professionals. This book explores the ways in which genetic testing generates not only probabilities of potential futures, but also enjoys new forms of social, individual and professional responsibility. Concerns about confidentiality and informed consent involving children, the assessment of competence and maturity, the ability to engage in shared decision-making through acts of disclosure and choice, are just some of the issues that are examined in detail.
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Oxford Handbook of Genetics

Author: Guy Bradley-Smith,Sally Hope,Helen V. Firth,Jane A. Hurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199545367

Category: Medical

Page: 449

View: 4446

Genetics is a rapidly changing field, making it difficult for Primary Care practitioners to keep up to date. This book is a collaboration between 2 consultant geneticists, and 2 experienced GPs. This small book provides accessible information, including explanatory diagrams and family trees, about both specific genetic diseases and the possible genetic components of major diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, for the primary health care team. It aims tohelp practitioners to know why, when and where they should refer patients or affected families to get the best advice about, or surveillance of, genetic disease. It also contains information about the genetic testing which may be offered in secondary care. Each chapter also contains a list ofresources which might be of further use to the practitioner or their patient. There are chapters on cancer, as well as antenatal screening, and specific problems that may arise from such screening.
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Paediatrics

A Core Text on Child Health, Second Edition

Author: Tony Waterston,Peter Helms,Martin Ward-Platt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138031313

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 3959

In times of rapid change experience is no longer a sufficient guide to practice. Taking the principles of evidence-based medicine this is the first guide to evidence-based management. It will help managers and clinicians to make a difference to their organisation. Illustrated with case studies designed for 'the reader in a hurry' the clear layout of this practical guide is based on a questioning approach of Why? When? Where? How? and Who? which demonstrates how to apply the best evidence in decision making and in assessing performance. Obstacles to practising evidence-based management in healthcare are described with explanations of how to overcome them. Health managers and clinicians with managerial responsibilities will find this book an essential guide. Leaders in health service organisations public health doctors and public sector managers will find it of great benefit in their work.
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Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counseling

Author: Ian D. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195305272

Category: Medical

Page: 241

View: 3762

The process of genetic counseling involves many key components, such as taking a family genetic history, making a diagnosis, and providing communication and support to the family. Among these core processes is the mathematical calculation of the actual risk of a possible genetic disorder. For most physicians and counselors, the mathematics and statistics involved can be major challenge which is not always helped by complex computer programs or lengthy papers full of elaborate formulae. In this clear, reader-friendly guide, Ian Young addresses this problem and demonstrates how risk can be estimated for inherited disorders using a basic knowledge of the laws of probability and their application to clinical problems. The text employs a wealth of clearly explained examples and key points in order to guide the reader to an accurate assessment of the risk of genetic disease. It primarily will appeal to genetic counselors, geneticists, and all those involved in providing medical genetic services. In this new edition, Dr. Young has pruned redundancies and extensively updated the concepts in each of the 10 chapters, and he has included more working examples, a popular feature of the book.
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Gentechnologie für Einsteiger

Author: Terence A. Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783827413024

Category:

Page: 409

View: 637

T. A. Browns "Gentechnologie fA1/4r Einsteiger" hat sich in mehreren Auflagen international als StandardeinfA1/4hrung in die Genklonierung und DNA-Analyse etabliert. Das Grundlagenlehrbuch setzt nur wenig Kenntnisse in Molekularbiologie und Genetik voraus und erlAutert in klarer Sprache sowohl die fundamentalen Prinzipien der wichtigsten gentechnologischen Methoden als auch die immer breiter werdende Palette ihrer Anwendungen. Die groAe Bedeutung der Gentechnologie fA1/4r die Grundlagenforschung und fA1/4r neue Entwicklungen in Biotechnologie und Medizin wird klar herausgearbeitet. Aoeber 250 zweifarbige Illustrationen erleichtern das VerstAndnis des Stoffes und machen die Konzepte und Arbeitstechniken der Gentechnologen anschaulich. Die neue Auflage ist vollstAndig A1/4berarbeitet und enthAlt zwei neue Kapitel. Eines prAsentiert die Methoden, mit denen man ganze Genome sequenziert, und beschreibt, was man aus den gewonnenen Sequenzinformationen ablesen kann. Das zweite widmet sich den Anwendungen der Gentechnologie in der Gerichtsmedizin - ein spannendes und aufschlussreiches Beispiel des Einsatzpotenzials der DNA-Analyse. Der groAen Bedeutung der Polymerasekettenreaktion (PCR) entsprechend wird diese Technik jetzt in einem frA1/4hen Abschnitt des Buches behandelt und durchgehend stArker berA1/4cksichtigt.
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Clinical Skills

Author: Niall Cox,T.A. Roper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 490

View: 6112

Mastering clinical skills is the cornerstone of first rate care in medicine. This book teaches medical students how to ask the right questions, examine patients correctly, and to interpret commonly used tests such as the ECG and chest x-ray, in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Case histories are used to cover common difficulties and solutions, and practical tips are provided throughout.
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Neurology

Author: Michael Donaghy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 4696

As before, the new edition of Neurology aims to provide students with a clinical approach to the common problems encountered in neurological practice, and to teach pertinent neurological examination. The new edition has been thoroughly revised throughout, introducing new developments in everyday neurological practice. New material includes chapters on somatosensory abnormalities, autonomic abnormalities, and gait disorders and falls. There are twenty-four new case histories at the end of chapters which develop discussion the main text. They show how the general principles of neurology can be applied to the practical problems posed by patients. Some highlight diseases, or clinical approaches, which are not covered in the main text or they introduce important new treatments. Fully illustrated with clinical photographs and line diagrams, the look of the book has been completely
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics

Author: Alison Bashford,Philippa Levine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199706532

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1419

Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns to totalitarian dreams of the "perfectibility of man." This book dispels for uninitiated readers the automatic and apparently exclusive link between eugenics and the Holocaust. It is the first world history of eugenics and an indispensable core text for both teaching and research. Eugenics has accumulated generations of interest as experts attempted to connect biology, human capacity, and policy. In the past and the present, eugenics speaks to questions of race, class, gender and sex, evolution, governance, nationalism, disability, and the social implications of science. In the current climate, in which the human genome project, stem cell research, and new reproductive technologies have proven so controversial, the history of eugenics has much to teach us about the relationship between scientific research, technology, and human ethical decision-making.
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Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641051754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 9760

Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 9691

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Training in Medicine

Author: Elaine Jolly,Andrew Fry,Afzal Chaudhry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230455

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 6414

Oxford Specialty Training is a specialty revision series for postgraduate trainees taking into account the training structures and syllabuses and the busy lives of junior doctors. Training in Medicine is a complete guide to early years specialty training in medicine, and particularly focuses on core medical training. Essential for those taking the MRCP, the book covers all of the relevant areas in general medicine training, including epidemiology, evidence based medicine, and professional related issues. Each chapter covers the basic science and clinical topics which trainees are required to learn as part of their basic training and demonstrate in the MRCP. This book is authored by both trainees and specialists, and has been comprehensively edited and peer-reviewed by both groups in order to create an authoritative yet accessible text. Easy navigation is combined with discrete double-page spreads on individual topics allowing rapid access to information, making the book extremely useful in clinical practice. This is complemented by over 600 full colour illustrations, including high quality clinical photographs, images and diagrams, to aid visual memory of the topics. Breakout boxes highlight the key learning points. The organisation of the material is unique, and the topic-based design ensures easy navigation, and structured revision and learning.
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Der Geschmack von Laub und Erde

Wie ich versuchte, als Tier zu leben

Author: Charles Foster

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492958761

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9749

Was fühlt ein Tier, wie lebt es und wie nimmt es seine Umwelt wahr? Um das herauszufinden, tritt Charles Foster ein faszinierendes Experiment an. Er schlüpft in die Rolle von fünf verschiedenen Tierarten: Dachs, Otter, Fuchs, Rothirsch und Mauersegler. Er haust in einem Bau unter der Erde, schnappt mit den Zähnen nach Fischen in einem Fluss und durchstöbert Mülltonnen auf der Suche nach Nahrung. Er schärft seine Sinne, wird zum nachtaktiven Lebewesen, beschreibt wie ein Weinkenner die unterschiedlichen »Terroirs« von Würmern und wie sich der Duft der Erde in den verschiedenen Jahreszeiten verändert. In die scharfsinnige und witzige Schilderung seiner skurrilen Erfahrungen lässt er wissenswerte Fakten einfließen und stellt sie in den Kontext philosophischer Themen. Letztendlich geht es dabei auch um die eine Frage: Was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein.
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Praktische Augenheilkunde

der Survival-Guide

Author: Anthony Pane,Peter Simcock

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437415210

Category:

Page: 254

View: 2283

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