This new edition of the definitive Oral Cancer, provides a multidisciplinary approach to oral cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The effective combination of both authoritative text and colored atlas has produced a thorough examination into this complex disease. Updates include (1) epidemiology, demographics and trends, (2) maxillofacial prosthetics, newer materials and advances in implants, and (3) managing complications in therapy. Expansions in this Fifth Edition comprise (1) new data on viral etiology, genetics and cell markers of oral cancer, and premalignant lesions, (2) diagnosis, staging, imaging, and nutrition, (3) genomics and molecular progression, (4) control of malignant lesions with newer data on agents, mechanisms, and the effectiveness of chemoprevention, and (5) additional illustrations in the MR imaging and PET scans section. chemotherapy, (2) newer agents, including combinations, radiation, survival morbidity, and quality of life, (3) newer and expanded tobacco data, along with smoking cessation, (4) sections on nutritional biochemistry and modern molecular analysis, and (5) new therapies for salivary gland malignancies.
In this book, we endeavor to introduce readers to the cultural background, origins and historical development of traditional Chinese medicine. We surveyed the most important events in its long history and the conditions that influenced its development, including the cultural and philosophical ideas and assumptions that led to the development of the particular methods and techniques of healing that characterize Chinese medicine. Our goal is not to give an exhaustive survey of the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, but rather to convey the patterns of its development and allow readers to gain an understanding of the distinctive features of traditional Chinese medicine.
A seven volume series covering the full spectrum of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery - each written by a nationally recognised facial plastic surgeon detailing their own clinical techniques and practices. Each volume is generously illustrated with superb clinical and surgical photos and numerous detailed case study photos. This series will be of great value to both experienced surgeons and as a teaching tool for resident level physicians and can be purchased individually or as a set.
Organised into 14 sections and 51 chapters, the book begins by discussing current issues regarding volume and training for open surgery in endovascular surgery. Subsequent sections focus on endovascular intervention. Contemporary clinical data regarding endovascular aortic repair is reviewed. Other topics covered include endovascualr and open management of aortic branch pathology. The Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series brings together the best, current strategies for therapeutic and clinical practices. These books contain the latest discoveries, techniques, practice and out comes in vascular surgery. There are approximately 25 to 45 chapters in each book, classified under the following...
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is a true revolution in the field of radiation oncology. IGRT provides the unprecedented means of conforming does to the shape of the target tissues in 3-dimensions reducing the risk of complications thereby improving the quality of life of irradiated patients. Moreover, IGRT provides the means to deliver higher than conventional doses thus improving the chance of cure in these patients. Despite its established benefits, several barriers exist to the widespread clinical implementation of IGRT. In the past, great concerns existed regarding the large capital outlay needed for both software and hardware. This barrier is less relevant today given the increased reimbursements possible with IGRT. Today, the most significant barrier is education. IGRT is a fundamentally new approach to both treatment planning and delivery. Adoption of the IGRT approach entails new ways of thinking in regard to patient selection, treatment planning and quality assurance measures. Unfortunately, apart from a few University-based short courses, limited resources are available for the physician and physicist interested in learning IGRT.
These books contain the latest discoveries, techniques, practice and out comes in vascular surgery. There are approximately 25 to 45 chapters in each book, classified under the following headings: cerebrovascular, ischemia, infrainguinal lesions, aortic aneurysm, thoracic aortic pathology, aorta and its major branches, upper extremity ischemia, venous disorders, hemodialysis access, endovascular technology, noninvasive test, and issues in vascular surgery. Each of the chapters contains valuable illustrations, tables, and a list of references to guide the reader through the chapter. All chapters are reviewed and edited by the editors (James S. T. Yao, William Pearce, Jon Matsumura, Mark Moras...
Necklift is essentially the foundation of “facelift or "rhyditectomy" in cosmetic surgery. The neck is a major anatomic area that surgeons address when a patient wants facial rejuvenation. This issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics focuses solely on Necklift. Every facial platic surgeon and plastic surgeon, along with dermatologists and other cosmetic specialists who work in facial rejuvenation will benefit from the information presented on neck lift techniques, less invasive and minimally invasive procedures, and tips from expert surgeons who work on the aging face. Videos showing technique accompany many of the articles, topics of which include: Anatomy and Physiology of the Aging Neck; Pre-operative Evaluation of the Aging Neck Patient; A Systematic Approach to Neck Rejuvenation; Non-Surgical Neck Tightening Treatments; Neck Skin Rejuvenation; Minimally Invasive Approaches to Neck Rejuvenation; Techniques for Rejuvenation of the Neck Platysma; The Extended SMAS Approach to Neck Rejuvenation; The Deep Plane Approach to Neck Rejuvenation; Vertical Neck Rejuvenation; Adjunctive Procedures to Neck Rejuvenation; Complications and Sequelae of Neck Rejuvenation.
Medical decisions are made on the basis of critical thinking and clinical judgments are based on the relevancy of the collected data. Medical decisions and clinical judgments are the results of the long thought process generated from formal learning, data from guidelines and practice standards, experience, an understanding of the incidence of disease in the population that the patient represents, and the likelihood of a disease being present in a specific patient. This book introduces and encourages the concept of evidence-based patient care. This work presents the ideology and methodology of critical thinking and also the available evidence, management and cost effectives across the field. Evidence-Based Cardiology is aimed at any clinician who encounters a cardiac patient from the Clerk to the Internist to the Practicing Physician, encouraging disease management decisions to be based on the highest level of evidence.
4th Edition with full color images integrates the precepts of basic oral pathology, oral radiology, and oral medicine. The primary objective of this text is the development of an approach to the patient, providing the student with a protocol for developing a differential diagnosis. Evaluating patient responses and clinical signs so as to limit the differential and ultimately securing a definitive diagnosis so that a treatment plan can be generated. It assists in constructing a differential diagnosis, arriving at a definitive diagnosis, and providing appropriate management and treatment. Diseases of the oral cavity have been categorized according to presenting signs and symptoms.