BMJ

British Medical Journal

BMJ


Forensic Pathology Reviews

Forensic Pathology Reviews

A collection of cutting-edge accounts of special topics from various fields of forensic pathology and death scene investigation. The authors offer critical insight into the medicolegal investigation of bodies found in water, the forensic aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection of the central nervous system, deaths in a head-down position, and forensic bitemark analysis. Additional chapters address taphonomic changes in human bodies during the early postmortem interval, arrhythmogenic ventricular dysplaisia that produces sudden death in young people, the postmortem diagnosis of death in anaphylaxis, and iatrogenici deaths. The forensic aspects of suicide, murder-suicide, and suicide trends in the United States are also discussed, along with the evaluation of fatal pulmonary thromboembolism and the use of radiology in medicolegal investigations.

Bmj 10 Minute Consultations

Bmj 10 Minute Consultations

For the past two decades or more traditional general practice consultation appointment periodshave been ten minutes. In any one day a general practitioner may have thirty or moreconsultations. This presents many challenges and requires the general practitioner to befocussed and efficient with time. This book brings together a series of useful articles on a rangeof conditions and presentations that may be encountered during a consultation in primary care.Examples include the key consultation issues in an elderly person with memory loss, a child witha lump in their neck, a woman with a suspected premature menopause and someone with renalcolic. Some of these presentations may also be encountered in out of hours centres or accidentand emergency departments and the same consultation information will be useful.

Bottom Line Medicine

A Layman's Guide to Evidence-based Medicine

Bottom Line Medicine

Medical errors are responsible for at least 195,000 unnecessary deaths each year and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has resulted in the creation of drug resistant-bacteria - we are in the "post-antibiotic era" for certain diseases. Yet hope remains. The baby boomers' distrust of authority and "experts" may once again serve them well. They are still healthy enough to have many years of quality life ahead of them, if they are proactive. Unfortunately, even educated laymen have little understanding of medical treatment and often have no choice but to follow the physician's guidance. This book is written to fill that void. Its sole purpose is to focus on documented outcomes from medical therapy. Books explaining disease processes and treatments are commonplace. Usually the only real difference is the author is a famous physician or celebrity, or the author is promoting a trendy new "discovery." This book is written from a totally different perspective. About six years ago while working in the medical intensive care unit of a regional medical center, I became disillusioned because my patients continued to die or to have poor medical outcomes despite aggressive advanced medical care. My research training significantly influences my thought processes; I I reasoned that if my patients were dying despite our efforts, then perhaps the care they were receiving was not really as "advanced" as we thought. I asked my chief physician if there were any books available discussing patient outcomes. "No," he said. "Insurance companies keep that information locked up." The information does exist, but it is scattered throughout the medical literature. Here, I have attempted to consolidate it into onesource and simplify it as much as possible so that you can make truly informed decisions. Richard Stanzak is a critical care nurse. He also worked as a molecular biologist for fourteen years, seven of them for Eli Lilly pharmaceuticals in both research and development. As a traveling ICU nurse he has been employed at 19 different assignments. He has worked in major trauma units, transplant units, cardiac units and hospitals from 1150 beds to 8 beds. He has experienced first-hand the problems of healthcare and can certainly attest this is a national problem. Stanzak is the author and/or co-author of several papers and also has several patents. He is the lead author of a benchmark paper on the cloning of genes responsible for the production of erythromycin. He was engaged in research at Eli Lilly when Prozac was first discovered and Genentech first licensed the insulin gene to Lilly. As a critical care nurse, he is responsible for providing teaching to patients or families about drugs, diseases and procedures.

BMJ Clinical Review: General Surgery

BMJ Clinical Review: General Surgery

This book encloses the latest clinical reviews on general surgery from highly recognised authors around the world, as those were recently published in the British Medical Journal.

Unsavory Truth

How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

Unsavory Truth

America's leading nutritionist exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion Nestle explains, these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell those foods. Whether it's a Coca-Cola-backed study hailing light exercise as a calorie neutralizer, or blueberry-sponsored investigators proclaiming that this fruit prevents erectile dysfunction, every corner of the food industry knows how to turn conflicted research into big profit. As Nestle argues, it's time to put public health first. Written with unmatched rigor and insight, Unsavory Truth reveals how the food industry manipulates nutrition science--and suggests what we can do about it.

Using Research in Nursing

A Workbook for Practitioners

Using Research in Nursing

If you think that research is difficult and remote from everyday practice, then try this book as an antidote. Using Research in Nursing covers 20 key topics at the heart of the research agenda in today's NHS. Based on the author's innovative Using Research in Primary Care: a workbook for health professionals, this book has been specially adapted to be entirely relevant to nurses and other professionals allied to nursing, addressing clinical effectiveness and clinical governance within the NHS. Icons throughout the book guide you towards these relevant online resources which include documents, u.

Using Research in Primary Care

A Workbook for Health Professionals

Using Research in Primary Care

If you think that research is necessarily esoteric, difficult and remote from primary care, then try this book as an antidote. It is designed as a workbook and covers 20 topics at the heart of the research agenda in today's NHS. Each topic has its own chapter, and is supported by online resources on the website. Icons throughout the book guide you towards these relevant online resources which include documents, useful links and downloadable templates. At the end of each chapter there are questions to think about, practical activities and key points to consolidate the information covered. The book describes detailed and comprehensive methods for quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis, and is useful and practical reading for all members of the primary care team including general practitioners and clinical governance staff.

Practical General Practice

Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management

Practical General Practice

Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available

The 5-minute Pediatric Consult

The 5-minute Pediatric Consult

Now in its revised, updated Third Edition, this best-selling reference is designed for quick consultation on problems seen in infants, children, and adolescents. More than 450 problems are covered in the fast-access two-page outline format that makes The 5-Minute Consult Series titles so popular among busy clinicians. The book is organized into five sections--chief complaints, diseases, syndromes, physical findings, and tables.