With up-to-date, clinically relevant information, Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 8th Edition is the perfect user-friendly guide to everything you need to know about laboratory and diagnostic tests. Test entries are organized alphabetically, making it perfect for quick reference, and extensive page references help tie together related tests and studies. Each test entry includes, where relevant: alternate or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; procedure and patient care (before, during, and after); and abnormal findings. Related tests are extensively cross-referenced throughout the book. Plus, the book's small, portable size and durable cover make it a handy, on-the-spot reference. Possible critical values are highlighted to alert the reader to situations requiring immediate intervention. A symbol next to drug-related interfering factors highlight the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests. Increased and decreased abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows. Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families. Home Care Responsibilities boxes provide important patient teaching guidelines and instructions for patients outside of acute care settings. Each test concludes with a Notes section that enables readers to add their own information. User's Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure to ensure safety and accuracy. Lists of tests by body system and test type allow the reader to quickly locate related studies. Abbreviations for tests are listed on the end papers and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix. 17 new test entries-including Ductoscopy, Thyroglobulin, Lactoferrin, and Human Papillomavirus-present the latest tests and procedures.
Packed full of essential information in an easy-to-read style The Merck Manual Of Medical Information is the home reference guide for all health conscious readers. For the past twenty years the publishers of The Merck Manual, one of the most widely used sources of medical information in the world, realised that more and more copies of the guide were being purchased by people who were no healthcare professionals, despite the fact that it had never been advertised and was not written for public use. Recognising the public's increasing need for access to the same medical information doctors have, Merck responded with the Home Edition. This contained virtually all the information in the physician's version, but in easy-to-understand everyday language, with a reader-friendly format. Since its publication three years ago the Home Edition has gone on to sell more than 2 million copies worldwide. Now Merck have updated the edition to cater for the changing medical environment. The new edition contains 35 new chapters on subjects ranging from Gene Therapy and the warning signs of cancer to biological warfare and terrorism and with 64 new illustrations and colour plates along with new tables
MOSBY'S EMERGENCY NURSING REFERENCE provides busy emergency nurses and student nurses with a comprehensive, easy-to-use emergency resource. Organized into three units, the first unit includes a reference guide with the 27 most frequently used "tools of the trade," such as quick-reference tables,algorithms, formulas, and assessment guidelines. The second unit covers need-to-know information on the 21 most common clinical conditions. The third unit includes the 32 most common procedures performed in the emergency department in a convenient, step-by-step format. Spanish version of 1st edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-319-4
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This atlas features outstanding full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections, with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic images. The photographs depict anatomic structures more realistically than illustrations in traditional atlases and show students exactly what they will see in the dissection lab. Chapters are organized by region in order of a typical dissection. Each chapter presents structures both in a systemic manner from deep to surface, and in a regional manner. This edition has sixteen additional pages of clinical images—including CT and MRI—that students can compare with cross-sectional anatomic photographs. Many pictures have been electronically enhanced or rescanned for better contrasts.