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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Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics

Author: Helen V. Firth,Jane A. Hurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192519832

Category: Medical

Page: 824

View: 4823

A popular and easy-to-use guide, this book is a must-have tool for clinical consultations in genetics and genomic medicine. Ideal for quick reference during practice, it covers the process of diagnosis, investigation, management, and counselling for patients. With a strong evidence base and international guidelines, it puts reliable and trustworthy guidance at your fingertips. Designed for use as a first-line guide, the A to Z format ensures it's accessible, and the simple layout makes it easy to assimilate information. Highly illustrated, the book also contains up-to-date glossaries of terms used in genetics and dysmorphology providing quick reference for key concepts. The second edition is an eagerly anticipated update of the gold standard in the specialty. It covers new developments in the field, particularly the advent of genome-wide sequencing and major updates in cancer. Fifteen new topics have been added, including Sudden cardiac death, Neonatal screening, and Ciliopathies. The authors have used their experience to devise a practical clinical approach to many common genetic referrals, both outpatient and ward based. The most common Mendelian disorders, chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies and syndromes are all covered, and where available diagnostic criteria are included. In addition there are chapters on familial cancer and pregnancy-related topics such as fetal anomalies, teratogens, prenatal and pre-implantation diagnosis and non-invasive prenatal testing. The book also provides information on the less common situations where management is particularly complex. Both practical and pertinent, Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics is the companion you need by your side during clinical consultations.
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Clinical Skills

Author: T. A. Roper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003484

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 9672

Clinical Skills, Second Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to history taking, examination, and interpretation of results for medical students, junior doctors, and nurse practitioners. Written with wit and clarity, and packed with illustrations, this book will teach you how to join the dots between signs, symptoms, and diagnoses. This textbook sets out invaluable routines for the examination of each system, and includes chapters on interpreting chest x-rays and spot diagnosis. Over 500 line drawings and colour photographs give practical examples of core and advanced examination skills. Throughout the text, key points and tips dispense essential wisdom, while case studies help you to put theory into practice. This new edition of Clinical Skills is now more useful than ever in your preparation for finals. Each chapter ends with a short set of assesment questions and a section on how the system in question is tested in OSCEs. Even better, the chapter on finals has been expanded and updated to give more practical advice than ever before. Written in plain English and designed to demystify even the most daunting procedures, Clinical Skills, Second Edition is the ultimate all-round textbook to help you hone your skills and prepare for finals.
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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: 7000

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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Health and Illness in the Community

An Oxford Core Text

Author: Ross J Taylor,Blair H Smith,Edwin R van Teijlingen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192631688

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9202

This book is about the context within which illness is experienced, health is sought and medicine is practised. There has been a shift in the focus of medical care from the hospital to the community, and the need for medical eduation to follow this trend is recommended by the General Medical Council. Medical students are required to understand the community aspects of medical practice and combine this with elements of sociology and psychology. In response to this need, this book provides a single text for medical students to use throughout their community medical studies.
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Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Author: Robert Wilkins,Simon Cross,Ian Megson,David Meredith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191652296

Category: Medical

Page: 980

View: 4466

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians, with the purpose of disseminating the fundamental scientific principles that underpin medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry. It also includes an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and thoroughly illustrated, it is the ideal introduction to the medical sciences for medical students and biomedical scientists, as well as a valuable refresher for junior doctors.
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Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Author: D. A. Warrell,Timothy M. Cox,John D. Firth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198570141

Category: Internal medicine

Page: 1602

View: 5710

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Medical Genetics at a Glance

Author: Dorian J. Pritchard,Bruce R. Korf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118689011

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 347

Medical Genetics at a Glance covers the core scientific principles necessary for an understanding of medical genetics and its clinical applications, while also considering the social implications of genetic disorders. This third edition has been fully updated to include the latest developments in the field, covering the most common genetic anomalies, their diagnosis and management, in clear, concise and revision-friendly sections to complement any health science course. Medical Genetics at a Glance now has a completely revised structure, to make its content even more accessible. Other features include: • Three new chapters on Gene Identification, The Biology of Cancer, and Genomic Approaches to Cancer • A much extended treatment of Biochemical Genetics • A completely revised chapter on The Cell Cycle, explaining principles of biochemistry and genetics which are fundamental to understanding cancer causation • Two new chapters on Cardiac Developmental Pathology • An extended Case Studies section Providing a broad understanding of one of the most rapidly progressing topics in medicine, Medical Genetics at a Glance is perfect for students of medicine, molecular biology, genetics and genetic counselling, and is a previous winner of a BMA Award.
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Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling

Author: R.J. McKinlay Gardner,David Amor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199329028

Category: Medical

Page: 634

View: 3042

Even as classic cytogenetics has given way to molecular karyotyping, and as new deletion and duplication syndromes are identified almost every day, the fundamental role of the genetics clinic remains mostly unchanged. Genetic counselors and medical geneticists explain the "unexplainable," helping families understand why abnormalities occur and whether they're likely to occur again. Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling is the genetics professional's definitive guide to navigating both chromosome disorders and the clinical questions of the families they impact. Combining a primer on these disorders with the most current approach to their best clinical approaches, this classic text is more than just a reference; it is a guide to how to think about these disorders, even as our technical understanding of them continues to evolve. Completely updated and still infused with the warmth and voice that have made it essential reading for professionals across medical genetics, this edition of Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling represents a leap forward in clinical understanding and communication. It is, as ever, essential reading for the field.
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Human Malformations and Related Anomalies

Author: Roger E. Stevenson,Judith G. Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974808X

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

View: 6670

This widely acclaimed reference work gives a comprehensive survey of all significant human malformations and related anomalies from the perspective of the clinician. The anomalies are organized by anatomical system and presented in a consistent manner, including details of the clinical presentation, epidemiology, embryology, treatment and prevention for each anomaly. When known, the molecular or other pathogenetic basis for the malformation is given. Most anomalies are illustrated by photographs or drawings. Specific malformations are linked to syndromes through the extensive use of differential diagnosis tables. Over a decade has passed since the first edition of this book was published, and the revised edition fully incorporates the advances made in the field during the intervening years.. It reflects new understanding of human developmental biology that has emerged from molecular, cytogenetic, and biochemical studies; new observations by clinicians as well as enhanced diagnostic and prevention capacities; and more accurate and comprehensive epidemiology. By condensing much of the information presented in the first volume of the previous edition, and exercising rigorous editorial control, Drs. Stevenson and Hall and their contributors have managed to update the book while reducing its size to that of a single volume. All clinicians and scientists interested in birth defects, including pediatricians, geneticists, genetic counselors, obstetricians, and pediatric pathologists, will find this book to be an invaluable source of information.
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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: 8026

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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A Short History of Medical Genetics

Author: Peter S. Harper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195187504

Category: Medical

Page: 557

View: 6622

Historians and social scientists will likewise find this book an important foundation for future detailed studies, which are urgently needed."--BOOK JACKET.
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A Guide to Genetic Counseling

Author: Wendy R. Uhlmann,Jane L. Schuette,Beverly Yashar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210530

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 1711

The first book devoted exclusively to the principles and practice of genetic counseling—now in a new edition First published in 1998, A Guide to Genetic Counseling quickly became a bestselling and widely recognized text, used nationally and internationally in genetic counseling training programs. Now in its eagerly anticipated Second Edition, it provides a thoroughly revised and comprehensive overview of genetic counseling, focusing on the components, theoretical framework, and unique approach to patient care that are the basis of this profession. The book defines the core competencies and covers the genetic counseling process from case initiation to completion—in addition to addressing global professional issues—with an emphasis on describing fundamental principles and practices. Chapters are written by leaders in the field of genetic counseling and are organized to facilitate academic instruction and skill attainment. They provide the most up-to-date coverage of: The history and practice of genetic counseling Family history Interviewing Case preparation and management Psychosocial counseling Patient education Risk communication and decision-making Medical genetics evaluation Understanding genetic testing Medical documentation Multicultural counseling Ethical and legal issues Student supervision Genetic counseling research Professional development Genetics education and outreach Evolving roles and expanding opportunities Case examples A Guide to Genetic Counseling, Second Edition belongs on the syllabi of all medical and human genetics and genetic counseling training programs. It is an indispensable reference for both students and healthcare professionals working with patients who have or are at risk for genetic conditions.
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Genomics and Health in the Developing World

Author: Dhavendra Kumar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019970547X

Category: Medical

Page: 1536

View: 6381

Genomics and Health in the Developing World provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of population structures, human genomics, and genome variation--with particular emphasis on medical and health issues--in the emerging economies and countries of the developing world. With sections dedicated to fundamtals of genetics and genomics, epidemiology of human disease, biomarkers, comparative genomics, developments in translational genomic medicine, current and future health strategies related to genetic disease, and pertinent legislative and social factors, this volume highlights the importance of utilizing genetics/genomics knowledge to promote and achieve optimal health in the developing world. Grouped by geographic region, the chapters in this volume address: - Inherited disorders in the developing world, including a thorough look at genetic disorders in minority groups of every continent - The progress of diagnostic laboratory genetic testing, prenatal screening, and genetic counseling worldwide - Rising ethical and legal concerns of medical genetics in the developing world - Social, cultural, and religious issues related to genetic diseases across continents Both timely and vastly informative, this book is a unique and comprehensive resource for genetists, clinicians, and public health professionals interested in the social, ethical, economic, and legal matters associated with medical genetics in the developing world.
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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: 4490

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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The Bedside Dysmorphologist

A Guide to Identifying and Assessing Congenital Malformations

Author: William Reardon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199970882

Category: Abnormalities, Human

Page: 432

View: 6033

The Bedside Dysmorphologist is a thoughtful clinical guide to common--and often quite subtle--congenital malformations in clinical exam. Organized by area of the body, each section provides the user with a concise, illustrated roadmap for assessment and differential diagnosis of highly nuanced elements of dysmorphology. Narrated by a world-class clinical geneticist and enriched with a library of original photos, it provides a safety net for physicians encountering abnormalities in physical exam. No other book in the market sets out to assist the pediatrician and other non-geneticists in how to interpret the clinical signs in syndromology and to lead the clinician to sensible conclusions, both in terms of clinical management and in terms of initiating of appropriate investigation. The Bedside Dysmorphologist distills a lifetime of clinical experience, nuance, and variation into a manageable volume, one that will instill confidence in clinicians and guide them through this arcane area of medicine.
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Legacy

A Genetic History of the Jewish People

Author: Harry Ostrer MD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199702055

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2417

Who are the Jews--a race, a people, a religious group? For over a century, non-Jews and Jews alike have tried to identify who they were--first applying the methods of physical anthropology and more recently of population genetics. In Legacy, Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and authority on the genetics of the Jewish people, explores not only the history of these efforts, but also the insights that genetics has provided about the histories of contemporary Jewish people. Much of the book is told through the lives of scientific pioneers. We meet Russian immigrant Maurice Fishberg; Australian Joseph Jacobs, the leading Jewish anthropologist in fin-de-siècle Europe; Chaim Sheba, a colorful Israeli geneticist and surgeon general of the Israeli Army; and Arthur Mourant, one of the foremost cataloguers of blood groups in the 20th century. As Ostrer describes their work and the work of others, he shows that to look over the genetics of Jewish groups, and to see the history of the Diaspora woven there, is truly a marvel. Here is what happened as the Jews migrated to new places and saw their numbers wax and wane, as they gained and lost adherents and thrived or were buffeted by famine, disease, wars, and persecution. Many of these groups--from North Africa, the Middle East, India--are little-known, and by telling their stories, Ostrer brings them to the forefront at a time when assimilation is literally changing the face of world Jewry. A fascinating blend of history, science, and biography, Legacy offers readers an entirely fresh perspective on the Jewish people and their history. It is as well a cutting-edge portrait of population genetics, a field which may soon take its place as a pillar of group identity alongside shared spirituality, shared social values, and a shared cultural legacy.
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Genomic Medicine

Principles and Practice

Author: Dhavendra Kumar,Charis Eng

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 019989602X

Category: Medical

Page: 814

View: 804

Preceded by Genomics and clinical medicine / edited by Dhavendra Kumar. [First edition]. 2008.
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