Medical Genetics

Author: Ian D Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199594619

Category: Education

Page: 304

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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: 6752

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: 8545

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 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 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: 8329

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: 5101

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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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: 9937

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: 1465

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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Taschenatlas der Genetik

Author: Eberhard Passarge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783137595021


Page: 435

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Author: Heinrich Mattle,Marco Mumenthaler

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3131577738

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 3389

Viel Klinik - Viel Therapie - Viel Praxisnähe - Grundlagen und klinische Informationen, in die Jahrzehnte klinische Erfahrungen einfließen - Antwort auf alle Fragen der neurologischen Praxis - Das gesamte neurologische Wissen - komprimiert auf hohem Niveau - Hilfreiche Hinweise und Fehlerquellen Neu in der 13. Auflage: - Alle Kapitel wurden vollständig überarbeitet und auf den neuesten Stand der Wissenschaft gebracht Ob im Staatsexamen, im PJ oder in der Weiterbildung - der kompetente Begleiter für den klinischen Alltag!
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Clinical Skills

Author: Niall Cox,T.A. Roper

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 490

View: 6413

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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Author: Michael Donaghy

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 7774

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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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3685

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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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: 7383

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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Training in Medicine

Author: Elaine Jolly,Andrew Fry,Afzal Chaudhry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230455

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 3012

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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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 782

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Medical Law and Ethics

Author: Jonathan Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198747659

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 720

View: 1568

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Molekulare Humangenetik

Author: Tom Strachan,Andrew P. Read

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827414939

Category: Science

Page: 802

View: 7794

Die vorliegende 3. Auflage der Molekularen Humangenetik ist völlig neu überarbeitet - unter Berücksichtigung der Entdeckungen, die im Zuge und in der Folge des Human Genome Project gemacht wurden. Die einführenden Kapitel (Teil I) beschreiben die Grundlagen wie DNA-Struktur und -Funktion, Chromosomen, Zellen und Entwicklung, Stammbaumanalysen und grundlegende Techniken im Labor. In Teil II werden die verschiedenen Genomsequenzierungsprojekte und die dadurch ermöglichten Einblicke in Organisation, Expression, Variabilität und Evolution des menschlichen Genoms gezeigt. Die Kartierung, Identifizierung und Diagnose der Ursachen von mendelnden und komplexen Krankheiten sowie Krebs ist Schwerpunkt von Teil III. Der letzte Teil gibt Ausblicke auf die funktionelle Genomik und Bioinformatik, auf Tiermodelle und Therapien. Das Buch soll eine Brücke bilden zwischen den grundlegenden Lehrbüchern und der Forschungsliteratur, sodass auch Interessierte mit relativ wenig Hintergrundwissen zum Thema die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse lesen und beurteilen können.
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Genes 7

Author: Benjamin Lewin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198792765

Category: Medical

Page: 990

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Genes VII gives an integrated and authoritative account of the structure and function of genes. It is thoroughly up to date with the latest research and thinking in the field. Successive editions have provided an integrated account of the whole field of modern molecular genetics and this edition continues that approach, providing a new synthesis and continuing the greater emphasis on how genes function in their biological context. In a change to all previous editions, which started with atraditional analysis of formal genetics, this seventh edition has been organised to present the subject in the context of the eukaryotic gene as revealed in the last decade, an analysis based directly on the molecular properties of the gene itself. From the Preface: "The thesis of Genes is that only by understanding the structure and function of the gene itself will we be able in turn to understand the operation of the genome as a whole. Although the emphasis has shifted to the characterization of eukaryotic genes, and therefore to their analysis by the direct techniques of molecular biology rather than the subtlety of genetics, the classical approach remains intellectually penetrating. It remains an aim of this book to integrate both approaches in the context of a unified approach to prokaryotes and eukaryotes."
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