Authors/Editors: Caroline Pankhurst, BSc, BDS, MSc, Ph.D, MRCPath & Wil Coulter, BSc, BDS, PGCert Ed, MSc, PhD, FRCPath
The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice.
Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfection; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.
Authors/Editors: Hywel Williams, Michael Bigby, Thomas Diepgen, Andrew Herxheimer, Luigi Naldi, Berthold Rzany
Evidence-based Dermatology, Second Edition is a unique book in the field of clinical dermatology. Written and edited by some of the world’s leading experts in evidence-based dermatology, it takes a highly evidence-based approach to the treatment of all major and many of the less common skin conditions.
The toolbox at the beginning of the book explaining how to critically appraise different studies, along with the comprehensive reviewing and appraisal of evidence in the clinical chapters makes this book distinctive in its field as do the treatment recommendations which are based on the discussion of the best available evidence using a question-driven approach and a common structure on dealing with efficacy, drawbacks and implications for clinical practice.
The first truly evidence-based dermatology reference book
- Increased patient focus
- Three new chapters cover the delivery of best practice alongside eight new clinical chapters
A link to additional resources to accompany this title are available in the: Front Matter > Companion Website and include:
- Additional Chapters
- Extra tables of trial results
- Glossary of terms
- Updates and futher new chapters will also be posted on the site
Authors/Editors: Jesse M. Pines, MD, MBA and Worth Everett, MD
This useful text provides a concise compilation of the evidence supporting diagnostic testing and clinical decision rules in emergency care. Clinical decision rules are now widely recognised as best practice for the ordering of diagnostic tests in the emergency department.
Aimed at all physicians working with emergency and acute patients, the book begins with an overview of how to evaluate a diagnostic test using an evidence-based approach, followed by an explanation of the clinical decision rules and the methods of assessing the strength and applicability of the clinical prediction rule.
- User friendly guide to decision making in the busy emergency department
- Provides "bottom line" advice based on real evidence-based research
- Comprehensive coverage of commonly occurring presentations in emergency medicine
- Written by experienced emergency physicians with a real understanding of evidence-based medicine
These introductory chapters are followed by sections covering the following clinical areas:
- Traumatic Injuries
- Infectious Disease
- Surgical and Abdominal Complaints
- Ophthalmology, Hematology, Rheumatology
For each test and clinical decision rule, the most current and best available studies in the literature are discussed and applied to emergency department and acute care patients in addressing the question at hand, followed by an overall recommendation on how to use the test or rule in the clinical context.
Evidence-Based Emergency Care is an accessible and extremely useful reference for physicians at all levels to use in applying an evidence-based approach to ordering and interpreting tests in an acute care environment.
7th Ed. ©2009 Wiley-Blackwell
Authors/Editors: Leslie H. Sobin, M.D., Mary K. Gospodarowicz, M.D. & Christian Wittekind, M.D., Professor
TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th Edition provides the latest, internationally agreed-upon standards to describe and categorize cancer stages and progression. Published in affiliation with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), this authoritative guide contains important updated organ-specific classifications that oncologists and other professionals who manage patients with cancer need to accurately classify tumours for staging, prognosis and treatment.
The major alterations addressed in the 7th Edition concern carcinomas of the oesophagus and the gastroesophageal junction, stomach, lung, appendix, biliary tract, skin, and prostate. In addition, there are several entirely new classifications:
- gastrointestinal carcinoids (neuroendocrine tumours)
- gastrointestinal stromal tumour
- upper aerodigestive mucosal melanoma
- Merkel cell carcinoma
- uterine sarcomas
- intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
- adrenal cortical carcinoma
A new approach has also been adopted to separate anatomical stage groupings from prognostic groupings in which other prognostic factors are added to T, N, and M categories. These new prognostic groupings, as well as the traditional anatomical groupings, are presented for oesophageal and prostate carcinomas.