The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” ( The New Yorker )—a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Now includes an excerpt from Siddhartha Mukherjee ’ s new book Song of the Cell ! Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

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Head & Neck

Head & Neck

This book takes you through a dissection of the human head & neck with REAL photos that show you all the steps involved and details of the anatomy of the head & neck as you have never seen it before.  For students performing the dissections, the instructions are concise & easy-to-follow with helpful tips.  For students who do not have the opportunity to dissect, this book provides you with insight you cannot get from a textbook. Co-Authors of the original 2011 print version: Dustin Tetzl, Justin Neira, José Ramirez, Lily Grossmann Who should buy this Multi-Touch Textbook? Medical students Dental students Nursing students Physician assistant students Physical therapy students Occupational therapy students Massage therapy students Students reviewing for Board Exams Residents who want to review their Anatomy Anyone interested in Anatomy Features:   High-resolution zoom-able images Quizzes Complete glossary with images Flashcards Ability to create notes, highlight & underline Direct links to the Web or Wikipedia Built-in Dictionary

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HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide:

HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide:

This HESI A2 study guide includes practice test questions. Our study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the HESI A2 test. Mometrix's HESI A2 test study guide reviews the most important components of the HESI A2 exam. The HESI A2 Exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. HESI A2 Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the HESI A2. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the HESI A2 Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer. HESI A2 Exam Secrets Study Guide includes: A thorough review of the HESI A2. An analysis of english language A guide to mathematics An examination of biology A breakdown of chemistry An in-depth look at anatomy and physiology A comprehensive guide to professional practice A detailed overview of testing Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations It's filled with the critical information you'll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam. The English Language section covers: Reading comprehension Vocabulary Grammar Punctuation Improving sentences and paragraphs The Mathematics section covers: Basic math Algebra The Biology section covers: General knowledge Water Metabolism The cell Cellular respiration Photosynthesis Cellular reproduction Genetics DNA The Chemistry section covers: The atom Periodic table Chemical equations Solutions Chemical reactions Oxidation-reduction reactions Acids and bases Nuclear chemistry Biochemistry The Anatomy and Physiology section covers: Anatomical planes and direction Histology Mitosis and meiosis Body systems The Professional Practice section covers: Qualities of successful nurses Nursing programs Ethics The Testing section covers: Multiple-choice questions Personality profile Learning styles These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the HESI A2 Exam. Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language. HESI A2 test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the HESI A2 test. HESI A2 study guide is the only product on the market to feature embedded video codes for Mometrix Academy, our new video tutorial portal. HESI A2 exam prep that will help you elevate your HESI A2 test score. HESI A2 study manual that will reduce your worry about the HESI A2 exam. HESI A2 review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of HESI A2 test anxiety. HESI A2 practice test questions and much more...

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Mosby's 2024 Nursing Drug Reference

Mosby's 2024 Nursing Drug Reference

Choose the drug handbook trusted by nurses for over 35 years! Mosby's 2024 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled — including more than 25 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, High Alerts for drugs with the greatest risk, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects. From nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, this perennial bestseller proves there is a difference in drug guides. More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, with both trade and generic names listed in the index. Bolded coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. Complete pharmacokinetic information is summarized in a table and includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Side effects information is organized by body system and identified as common or life threatening, showing signs to watch for during assessments. High Alert headers highlight drugs that pose the greatest risk if administered improperly. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions. Overview of drug categories explains the safe administration of common classes of drugs, as well as their common side effects and interactions. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. NEW! Drug monographs for more than 25 newly released, FDA-approved medications equip you with the latest drug information including generic names, trade names, pronunciations, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, contraindications, precautions, dosages and routes, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug/lab test), nursing considerations, treatment of overdose, patient/family teaching, and more. NEW! Several online-only drug monographs are added to the Evolve website, creating an overall total of more than 100 Evolve-only drug monographs for lesser-used medications.

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The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto

The New York Times bestselling author of Being Mortal and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

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Small's Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures

Small's Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures

Small’s Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Procedures, Second Edition, is the highly anticipated revision of the best-selling step-by-step guide to performing minimally invasive botulinum toxin procedures. With over four hundred 5-star reviews online, the First Edition established itself as the go-to resource for providers looking to enhance their practice by performing medical aesthetic procedures.   In the Second Edition, insights from Dr. Small’s additional 10 years of clinical practice, research, and teaching create an even more valuable resource, whether you are new to aesthetic medicine or an experienced practitioner. Small’s Practical Guide provides you with the latest information and techniques, best practices for risk reduction, and expert guidance for optimal results.

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Color Atlas of Pathophysiology

Color Atlas of Pathophysiology

Concise and packed with instructive detail, the second edition of this bestselling full-color atlas is the ideal choice for students. It includes the latest scientific knowledge about molecular and genetic causes of disease and promising new therapies. Each two-page color spread shows the causal relationships between disturbances of physiologic processes and explains the resulting malfunction and illness. Color illustrations carry the reader through sections on temperature and energy, blood, respiration, the kidney, the digestive system, the heart and circulation, metabolism, hormones, and the neuromuscular and sensory system. Throughout the book, the authors provide brief informational nuggets that review basic physiology. Features of the second edition: - New and timely information on adult respiratory distress syndrome, hyperoxia, oxidative stress, polycystic kidney disease, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome, copper metabolism and Wilson’s Disease, and disproteinemas - 190 full-color illustrations - clearly organized and systematically color-coded - that clarify complex relationships - Thorough coverage of abnormalities of intercellular signal transmission, aging and life expectancy, pathophysiology of bone, and heart failure, and more - Highlighting of key words and paragraphs for easy navigation The second edition of Color Atlas of Pathophysiology is an essential companion for students during their clinical studies, both as a study tool and as a key reference. It also serves as a handy refresher for clinicians and allied health professionals.

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Review Questions for MRI

Review Questions for MRI

** New revised second edition now available, with errors corrected and content fully updated **  The second edition of the classic text has been revised and extended to meet the needs of today’s practising and training MRI technologists who intend to sit for the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) examination. It provides Q&As on topics listed in the content specifications offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (AART) and offers the user with a comprehensive review of the principles and applications of MRI to prepare them for the examination.

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The Group

The Group

On a mid-October evening, a group of fathers gathered around a conference table and met each other for the first time. None of the men had ever thought of himself a "support group kind of guy" and each felt entirely out of place. In fact, nothing about their lives felt normal anymore. The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life chronicles the challenges and triumphs of seven men whose wives died from cancer and were left to raise their young children entirely on their own. Brought together by tragedy, the fathers - Neill, Dan, Bruce, Karl, Joe, Steve, and Russ - forged an uncommon bond. Over time, group meetings evolved into a forum for reinvention and transformed the men in unexpected ways. Through the fathers' poignant interactions, The Group illustrates that while some wounds never fully heal, each of us has the potential to construct a new and meaningful future. Rosenstein and Yopp, co-leaders of the support group, weave together the fathers' stories with contemporary research on grief and adaptation. The Group traces a compelling journey of healing and personal discovery that no book has ever captured before. The men's touching efforts to care for their families, grieve for their wives, and reimagine their futures will inspire anyone who has suffered a major loss.

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Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Practice Question Workbook

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Practice Question Workbook

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Practice Question Workbook provides 1,000 comprehensive practice questions to prepare for the demanding Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Master exam topics with intensive practice in the essential areas you'll find on the test. All questions are test-level difficulty and focused solely on helping you pass. Whether you're challenging the exam for the first time or trying again after an unsuccessful attempt, you will learn the critical skills needed to master the exam. This Workbook Includes: - 50 practice questions for each of the following sections: Pharmacology, Pharmacy Law and Regulations, Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Quality Assurance, Medication Order Entry and Fill Process, Pharmacy Inventory Management, Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement, and Pharmacy Information Usage and Application - 100 pharmaceutical calculation questions including ratios and conversions, dimensional analysis, alligation, measurements for accurate drug doses, and business math - Formulas to master the essential math you'll face on the exam - Five separate 100 question comprehensive practice exams - Detailed solutions to all practice questions to help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and identify areas in need of further study

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Cosmetic Injection Techniques

Cosmetic Injection Techniques

The injection of cosmetic neurotoxins and fillers is a multi-billion dollar industry in which facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, oculoplastic surgeons, and paraprofessionals in the U.S. perform more than seven million injections annually. Cosmetic Injection Techniques and the videos that accompany it provide all medical professionals in the field (from beginners to experienced injectors) with practical information on how to properly administer neurotoxin and filler injections for conditions such as lower eyelid roll, nasal flare, platysmal banding, marionette lines, glabellar frown lines, and much more. Key Features: Full color, detailed illustrations describe key anatomical landmarks and identify exact injection locationsOnline access to videos narrated by Dr. Kontis that demonstrate multiple injection techniques A unique rating system for each procedure, enabling injectors to perform techniques appropriate to their skill levelEvery commonly performed cosmetic injection procedure is covered, giving readers a comprehensive guide on how to safely and effectively perform injections This easy-to-use manual gives facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, oculoplastic surgeons and other medical professionals authoritative, concise information on the anatomy, techniques, precautions, complications, and post-treatment care involved in the administration of injections of cosmetic neurotoxins and fillers.

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Materia Medica Mexicana - A Manual of Mexican Medicinal Herbs

Materia Medica Mexicana - A Manual of Mexican Medicinal Herbs

This extensive guide to herbal medicine details the medicinal plants found in Mexico, their habitats and their various healing properties. First published in 1904, Materia Medica Mexicana is the ideal read for those who wish to discover a rich encyclopedia of Mexican herbal medicine. A perfect guide to alternative healing methods for those interested in botany and medicine, this volume details the various names and habitats of medicinal herbs. Explore the appearance, characteristics, and chemical composition of many Mexican plants. The contents of this volume features herbs such as: - Artemisa Mexicana - Casimiroa Edulis - Chenopodium Foetidum - Heterotheca Induloides - Loeselia Coccinea - Prunus Capuli - Peperomia Umbilicata - Argemona Mexicana - Llora Sangre

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