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181. Neuropsychological Assessment
by Muriel Deutsch Lezak
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Asin: 0195111214
Catlog: Book (2004-07-31)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 16344
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Now with more than double the number of references than the previous edition, this landmark volume has been updated to address current assessment techniques and procedures. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars New edition out soon
This is a fantastic reference book. I can't count how many times I have opened it. HOWEVER, there is a new edition coming out in June 2004, so the interested yet frugal buyer might want to hold off for a few months

5-0 out of 5 stars This is an invaluable resource for assessment.
Neuropsychological assessment provides an invaluable resource for anyone interested in assessment. Lezak has provided innumerable references as well as current information about instruments and their neuropsychological applications. As a graduate student and in everyday practice, I have found this book to be constantly on my desk. I highly recommend this book to anyone in the field of assessment. ... Read more

182. Understanding Health Insurance, 7e : A Guide to Professional Billing
by Jo Ann C. Rowell, Michelle A. Green
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Asin: 1401837913
Catlog: Book (2003-07-16)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 51234
Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Professional Billing, 7th edition, is a comprehensive guide for those learning about health insurance claims processing and reimbursement issues. The text utilizes a step-by-step approach to successful completion of health insurance claims. The objectives of this edition are to 1) introduce information about major third party payers, 2) provide up-to-date information about federal health care regulations, 3) clarify coding guidelines and provide application exercises for each coding system, 4) introduce reimbursement issues, 5) emphasize the importance of coding for medical necessity, and 6) help users develop the skill to complete claims accurately. Numerous examples help clarify key concepts. Case studies and review exercises provide users with numerous opportunities to apply knowledge and develop skills in completing CMS-1500 claims accurately. The textbook CD-ROM and accompanying workbook provide additional exercises and practice in completing CMS-1500 claims electronically. Current information is provided on CPT-5 and ICD-10-CM coding systems. The appendices include information about processing UB-92 (CMS-1450) claims and dental claims. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Very misleading
I purchased this book with the accompanying workbook. Although it may contain good information, the answers are not provided to the exercises--in either the book or workbook. Apparently, a separate instructor's manual needs to be purchased. When spending [the money] for both books, I didn't even think that answers would not be provided, much less that I'd have to spend [more money] to get them. I'd recommend the book, workbook, and instructor's manual, unless you're taking a class that allows you to check to make sure you understand the concepts.

I'm not sure why I don't have voting buttons--I read every review here before I submitted mine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
If your going to Fairleigh Dickinson University and your taking up Medical Administration you will need this book

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for understanding billing
extensive illustrations and diagrams. the book explains exactly what is needed to understand the billing procedure.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's Great!
This book explains a great deal about medical billing. It is written in an easy-to-read style, and organizes the information in logical steps.

This text, workbook, and instructor's manual - which has the answers :-) - are very well put together, easy to follow and thoroughly cover the usual procedures of coding and touch on many hard-to-code ones. I found the history section informative and much as I wanted to get to the coding work,very thorough and very interesting. There are many questions throughout the lessons that very are well thought out and follow the text extremely well and reinforce what you have just read. This set of instructional manuals will really help you learn this subject. ... Read more

183. First Aid for the USMLE Step 3
by TaoLe, VikasBhushan, PatrickO'Connell, MurtuzaAhmed
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Asin: 0071421831
Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Sales Rank: 94738
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The ultimate resource for USMLE Step 3 preparation! This addition to the best-selling medical student review series supplies key information about the test, evaluates study tools, and reviews tested patient-management information. Provides students with essential strategies for the computer-administered test, high-yield information, and includes eight pages of exam-type color photos. ... Read more

184. Handbook of Qualitative Research
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Asin: 0761915125
Catlog: Book (2000-03-18)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Sales Rank: 73795
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Sage is proud to announce the publication of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition. Once again, editors Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln have put together a volume that represents the state of the art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Built on the foundation of the landmark first edition, published in 1994, the second edition is both the bridge and the roadmap to the territory that lies ahead for researchers across the disciplines. The second edition is a significant revision - in fact, it is virtually a new work. It features six new chapter topics, including, among others, autoethnography, critical race theory, applied ethnography, queer theory, and testimonials. Another fifteen chapters are written by new contributors. And every chapter in the book has been thoroughly revised and updated. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is necessary to re-engage the promise of qualitative research as a generative form of inquiry. The Second Edition of the Handbook reveals how the discourses of qualitative research can be used to imagine and create a free and democratic society. Groundbreaking, thought-provoking, comprehensive and featuring the contributions of a virtual Who's Who in the human sciences.

The Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition is absolutely an essential text for the library of any scholar interested in the art and science of research.

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5-0 out of 5 stars It never leaves my desk
While it seems like a large chunk of change, this book is worth every penny. Ever since I've purchased it, many of my colleagues (I'm a social scientist at KU) ask to borrow it, but I never let it go. Just about any question I have about qualitative research can be answered, to some degree, with this book. What's more, even in some of the more controversial areas of qualitative research the book points to other readings that may shed light on alternate perspectives.

Just buy the book. I did, and I don't regret it for a moment. It's also nice in that it covers a wide variety of disciplines and contexts -- journalists, sociologists, communicologits, psychologists, and political scientists can all use the book with equal ease. One area, though, that I've heard the book is not as strong toward is anthropology. If you're an anthropologist, you may want to check out Holstein's interviewing methods book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Research Reviews Research Handbook
These knowledgeable and experienced authors have assembled cutting eduge chapters on the new dimensions researchers have available for doing quantitative research. Of special interest to this reader is the chapter on feminist research. A thorough and scholarly look at objective research in the area of gender issues. This should be of especial help to men who are trying to do a good job in writing and researching while examining their own possible biases. This is a "must have" reference! ... Read more

185. Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology
by David Shier, John W. Hole, Jackie Butler, Ricki Lewis
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Asin: 0070272468
Catlog: Book (2002-07-06)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 142873
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology assumes no prior science knowledge. The text supports main concepts with clinical applications, making them more relevant to students pursuing careers in the allied health field. The learning aids throughout the text, along with the reader-friendly writing style, create a highly-effective learning system for understanding the concepts of anatomy and physiology. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook
I took this course in college because it was required for my major. I honestly have to say that this book is extremely thorough. It covers all body systems in great detail it's diagrams are extremely helpful. ... Read more

186. English Zohar
by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Michael Berg
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Asin: 1571891994
Catlog: Book (1993-12-01)
Publisher: Kabbalah Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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The Zohar is a 2,000 year old guide to the Torah (Bible), now available in an Unabridged English Translation for the first time in history! The Zohar, provides answers to questions about human existence, satisfying the curiosities of both science and religion. Zohar is more than mere commentary. These 22 volume are the very heart of Kabbalah. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Very good information for those willing to dig
These books contain a great deal of advanced spiritual information. The Berg's state that it is information that can stand alone, but since it is a detailed explanation of the deeper meanings of God's law, it is really necessary to have a background in that law. It would be wise to read the five books of the Torah first, although they have notes in the text referring to the appropriate texts of the law the Zohar section is discussing.

Most Christians will take exception to much of what the Zohar has to teach, but that is because of their own misunderstanding of the law and the ultimate sacrifice it required. Once there is an adequate background in the law and its spiritual meaning (Romans 7:14), the Zohar will begin to take on a great deal of meaning for the Christian, and his eyes will be opened in ways, and to truths that cannot be found in church teaching, and may not easily be discovered from the Bible. "He who has ears, let him hear," Matt. 13:9. "For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it," Matt 13:17.

5-0 out of 5 stars Today's Noah's Ark
The Zohar is a powerful work of 22 volumes that serves as today's Noah's Ark - protecting those who own it and connect to it through reading and scanning. I recommend visiting or in order to learn more about the Zohar and Kabbalah. Purchasing the Zohar is very easy through You can also call the Kabbalah Centre and they can explain what the Zohar is, and arrange to ship it to you. Before purchasing the Zohar, it is also beneficial to read "The Power of Kabbalah" by Yehuda Berg. He gives an introduction to Kabbalah, including extensive information about the Zohar.

5-0 out of 5 stars Zohar in English
The Zohar is more than 2000 years old, but until very recently it was kept almost entirely hidden from the world, withheld out of fear that its power would be misused. Looked at it strictly as a work of spiritual wisdom, the Zohar is both an exploration and an explanation of every aspect of our physical and spiritual universe, and the connections that exists between them. Yet the real benefit of the Zohar in our daily lives is the energy imbued within each letter, each word, each phrase. For thousands of years, kabbalists have taught that simply the physical presence of the Zohar brought protection from harm. ... Read more

187. Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Pig Version (8th Edition)
by Elaine N. Marieb
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Asin: 0805355189
Catlog: Book (2004-03-10)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Sales Rank: 112763
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Elaine Marieb's clearly written and comprehensive lab manuals guide readers through well-planned and interesting lab activities, and feature illustrations and full-color photographs that help readers better understand the material. Designed to stand alone or for use with other materials, each manual offers hands-on experience with anatomical structures and physiological concepts to aid in mastery of the subject. This lab manual also includes detailed pig dissection exercises. The new PhysioEx\'aa Version 5.0 now includes Blood Analysis laboratory simulations and online worksheets with multiple-choice answers that can be instantly scored.The scientific method, metrics, the human body, the microscope, the cell, histology, the integumentary system and body membranes, plus coverage of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, development, heredity, surface anatomy, dissection exercises, PhysioEx\'aa Computer Simulations, PhysioEx\'aa Review Sheets, PhysioEx\'aa Histology Review Supplement, Histology Atlas, Human Anatomy Atlas, Review Sheets.For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.\ } ... Read more

188. Clinical Sports Medicine,Revised 2nd Edition
by Peter Brukner, Karim Khan, NOT AN AUTHOR
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Asin: 0074711083
Catlog: Book (2002-04-30)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia
Sales Rank: 180080
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Thouroughly revised, with extended scope and depth, this text describes a completely symptom-oriented, integrated multidisciplinary approach to treating office and sideline problems. This anchor text in sports medicine belongs on the desk of anyone who treats leisure sportsmen and pro team players alike. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An invaluable resource
The second edition (2001) of this work is indeed an outstanding resource. My daily work includes imaging of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. I find this book frequently useful to supplement deficiencies in my knowledge and experience, and a most useful companion to the second edition (2001) of "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound" by Marnix van Holsbeeck and Joseph Introcaso.

Highly recommended as a workbench resource to those interested in imaging of sports injuries.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for physical therapists - incredible value
This is an astounding book. When was the last time you saw a 900+ page hard cover book packed with useful photographs and excellent line drawings...The practical advice in this book is unparalleled. No wonder it is an international best-seller. It arrived quickly and well packed from Amazon. Keep up the good work and thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Sports Medicine Book I've Ever Used!
The Second edition of Clinical Sports Medicine is the best reference book I have come across as an athletic therapist and professional fitness and lifestyle consultant. I find it very easy to navigate with great illustrations and information. The references are all very recent and evidence-based so you feel confident in following the authors' recommendations. It is particularly good value at 67 US dollars - most hardcover books of this size are about twice that price. The corresponding website has updated information, including relevant published papers, which I find quite helpful also. These authors have really done a fabulous job of classifying sports medicine information in a logical and easy-to-use format. I highly recommend it to anyone in the sports, fitness, and/or health fields!

5-0 out of 5 stars 2nd edition already a big hit
Author review (sorry about the 5 stars, I couldn't submit without entering something there!)

The 2nd edition (2001) is now readily available world-wide. It contains 7 new chapters and every chapter has been fully updated. It contains practical guidelines for shoulder pain management (with Ben Kibler), new management of anterior knee pain (with Jenny McConnell)and guidelines as to how to teach pelvic stability for patients in treatment of back pain. It includes a complete update of management of tendon injuries incorporating recent advances in treatment (with Jill Cook, Hakan Alfredson, etc). Medical chapters include updates on drugs in sport, managing heat illness and ethics in sport. Large, practical chapters describe sports medicine care for the female athlete, the pediatric athlete, the disabled athlete and seniors. At less than $...dollars, this 918 page hard-cover 2nd edition, with over 900 illustrations, is extremely good value. We would argue the best value of any clinical sports medicine text, and this is reflected by this edition selling almost 10,000 copies already.

The clinical sports medicine website (...) has the full table of contents and the first 2 pages of another 8 chapters. Also, it has a complete chapter that can be downloaded (Achilles pain) and a large chunk of the shoulder pain chapter. There are additional references with weblinks on the 'reading room' icon. This site has direct links to for ordering etc. If you are a physical therapist, athletic trainer, massage therapist, or primary care physician you will be most interested in the website.

The New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine recently reviewed this edition and said 'The world's best sports medicine book just got better'....Check it out for yourself!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent practical book for clinicians
This very practical book that uses symptom-oriented chapters to provide very helpful guidance to anyone who sees sports medicine patients. It is useful for physical therapists (like me) but my colleagues who are doctors and masseurs also use it. I thoroughly recommend it and find its illustrations of physical examination particularly useful. ... Read more

189. Health Care Management: Organization Design & Behavior
by Stephen Shortell
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Asin: 0766810720
Catlog: Book (1999-12-30)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 89588
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Offering state-of-the-art application of management and organizational thinking and research to healthcare organizations, this book targets those in the health professions and health services management. The book is grounded in contemporary research and thinking, and offers broad coverage from hospitals to biotech companies. Updated material has been added throughout to reflect new knowledge and latest advances. It boasts nationally prominent authors and co-authors, with some new co-authors in this edition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical discussion on a complex organization
The book provides practical concepts for healthcare administrators. The extensive use of charts, tables and diagrams has been very helpful in presenting complex concept. Even though many of the concepts presented are not new, the practical examples cited helps to bring out present application of the concept.

While the book has been written in the US setting, I find it applicable to my work in Thailand. I intend to use the book for the administration residency program which we are conducting at our group of hospitals. ... Read more

190. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice (3-Volume Set)
by John, Md. Marx, Robert, Md. Hockberger, Ron, Md. Walls
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Asin: 0323011853
Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Sales Rank: 234203
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ROSEN'S EMERGENCY MEDICINE continues to be the premier source that defines the field of emergency medicine. It describes the science of emergency medicine and its application, focusing on the diagnosis and management of problems encountered in the emergency department. This stellar new team of editors has introduced many new features including a "Cardinal Presentations" section, chapter consistency, and more diagnostic imaging throughout. All existing chapters have been extensively revised, and reference lists have been edited to include more significant, up-to-date references. ... Read more

191. Human Anatomy (4th Edition)
by Elaine N. Marieb, Jon Mallatt, Patricia Brady Wilhelm
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Asin: 080535512X
Catlog: Book (2004-03-22)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Sales Rank: 72201
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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\Human Anatomy, Fourth Edition builds upon the clear, concise explanations and outstanding illustration program of previous editions with many new figures, cadaver photos, micrographs, and a powerful new online resource from Primal Pictures. With engaging text descriptions that explain how anatomical structure relates to function, this best-selling book gives readers the framework they need to develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy. The fully updated Human Anatomy Place website provides a wide variety of review exercises, including practice quizzes, case studies, bone and muscle reviews, learning activities and more.The Human Body, Cells, Basic Embryology, Tissues, The Integumentary System, Bones and Skeletal Tissues, Bones, Joints, Muscle Tissue, Muscles of the Body, The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue, The Central Nervous System, The Peripheral Nervous System, The Autonomic Nervous System and Visceral Sensory Neurons, The Special Senses, Blood, The Heart, Blood Vessels, The Lymphatic and Immune Systems, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Urinary System, The Reproductive System, The Endocrine System, Surface Anatomy.For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.} ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best text books I've read yet...
I have the new 5th edition. As a nursing student this text has been extremely easy to read and understand the concepts. It keeps you interested in the information with practical examples and lively dialogue and includes helpful memory tips. It also comes with a cd-rom and access to a web site that really help you study and review the material. My only complaint is the chemistry chapter (Chpt. 2) is a little long and dry but then that is probably due to the subject matter and not the author. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

4-0 out of 5 stars Anatomy
Good book for the basics. Very helpful for those who wouldlike to learn more about basic anatomy.

4-0 out of 5 stars anatomy in a few words
This book was verey good for many of the areas that I wanted to learn about. It did lack a little in the basics and in defining word roots. over all this was one of the better anatomy books that I have used. ... Read more

192. Neuroradiology: The Requisites (Requisites in Radiology)
by Robert I. Grossman, David M. Yousem
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Asin: 032300508X
Catlog: Book (2003-08-29)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Sales Rank: 24269
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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This volume in the popular Requisites in Radiology series concisely presents all of today's need-to-know information in neuroradiology. Completely revised and updated, it progresses from the basics of imaging techniques and anatomy to brain diseases and neurodegenerative and congenital abnormalities. It then discusses the subsites of neuroradiology, the head and neck, and degenerative and non-degenerative diseases of the spine. This compact, clinically oriented, easy-to-read format makes it exceptionally useful as a study tool for boards and the CAQ exam for the subspecialty. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best!
Where can you find a comprehensive book covering the brain, spine, and head and neck that is funny, clever, authoritative, well-illustrated AND costs less than $100? It's unheard of!

I laughed myself silly during some of the chapters.

I happen to know one of the authors, and he's brilliant. The other guy ain't half bad either.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I have the second edition of this book. Very well written in a fun and sarcastic way making it pleasant to read. Clear pictures with clinical background. I have reviewed many books on neuroradiology, by far, this is the best. The "Cranial Anatomy" chapter alone is an excellent review on normal anatomy. A clinician does not need more than the chapter on "Techniques on Neuroimaging" to learn about the physics of imaging.

5-0 out of 5 stars Authors, thank you
The authors want to transmit their knowledge to the reader. They are real teachers, as all textbook authors should be. Their aim is to help us learn neuroradiology and not just enrich their CV like many others do. Congratulations and thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Leave Home Without It
As Director of Neuroradiology at a Harvard teaching hospital for many years, I have been responsible for recommending texts for residents to begin their study of my subspecialty. When this book was first published, it happened to be the year in which our subspecialty offered its own examination for certification. Because I was interested in finding a text to provide a current survey of the field, I bought this book. Little did I know how comprehensive this text was- a true "bang for the buck". The coverage of the field, including neck imaging, is remarkably thorough and up-to-date, considering the current edition is 6 years old.

The only minor deficiency is a paucity of illustrations, but I believe a pictorial work book keyed and correlated to this text has now been published.

What makes this text unique is the authors' wry sense of humor, with "zingers" appearing unexpectedly- they literally wake you up and provide encouragement to finish even the most challenging chapters. The final sections, which include a unique chapter on how to interpret MR and CT images, as well as lists of differential diagnoses, are real gems.

In summary- as Karl Malden said- "Don't Leave Home Without It". The book is small enough to carry, and a valuable resource from which to learn while one works in the radiology reading room.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good effort
This is a very, very good book. The text is clear and uncluttered. The tone is light - the authors have tried to write a book that is enjoyable to read, not just informative. Good pictures, though some of them can be improved by enlargement.

Two negatives:
1. The price is steep. I agree with the reviewer below - most users will be residents and med students, who can ill afford paying so much for an "essentials" text.

2. A new edition is desperately due - it is more than 7 years since the first was published. The new edition was supposed to be out in 2000. When it couldn't be brought out, Mosby promised that it'd be out in December 2001. Now even that deadline has been passed, and Mosby 'promises', yet again, that it will be out May 2002. I hope it is. ... Read more

193. Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist:: A Positive Care Approach
by AST
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Asin: 0766806626
Catlog: Book (2000-09-28)
Publisher: Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 233667
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Surgical technology educators and students previously had no choice but to rely on textbooks written for OR nurses that often contained too little information on the role of the surgical technologist and not enough of the subtle observations and nuances that come from years in the field.Until now.Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist is the first text for surgical technology students and faculty that is precise, focused and helpful.Information is presented in a thorough and consistent manner that encourages student learning of both the information and the process.The writers' 50 years of expertise in the field give Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist a depth not found in other texts.(KEYWORDS:Surgical Technology, technologist, OR, Nurses, operating) ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great educational book
I actually work in Central Sterile Processing. I found this book very useful with the information of surgical procedures, anotomy charts , surgical instruments. Plus it is very clear on its format, easy to understand and follow. This book will answer many questions that students going for surgical technology need or simple just like me, a person who works with surgical instruments on the daily basis.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't spend the money
This text is horable, there is info that is wrong. I am ST student . I would buy Alexdars it's the best book around.

5-0 out of 5 stars great
I bought this book based on comments from other buyers and the book is great. In fact my teacher also purchased this book and it's so much better than our school text book. I like how in depth this book goes and the variety of surgical procedures it has.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is an excellent book if you are a surgical technology student. I bought this book in addition to my required book for school becuase it was so much better than the required book. It is very descriptive and has lots of helpful pictures. The AST has done a wondeful job with this text book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book of information for the Surgical Technologist student
This book is full of information that is helpful. I am in my second term of taking a Surgical Technology course. We just start the real meat of the course... from patient position, drapes, and starting in a couple of weeks gi surgery. This book has it all and the instruments used in the major and minor tray. We have now the Alexander's which is good for the breakdown of different surgerical procedures but when it comes to the Surgical Tech's role there is not much. I'm glad that the AST has finally written a book. It will come handy now and throughout my career as a Surgical Tech. Kudos to AST...well done! ... Read more

194. Differential Diagnosis Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms
by Thomas A. Souza
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Asin: 0763732206
Catlog: Book (2004-08-06)
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Sales Rank: 76486
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Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms, Third Edition covers the range of complaints commonly seen in daily practice, including neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and cardiopulmonary. The third edition of this best selling reference maintains its goal of helping the practitioner evaluate a patient’s complaint in the context of a chiropractor’s scope of practice and is dedicated to providing the most current research regarding the recommendations for the use of evaluation and management tools.

With easy-to-follow algorithms and concise explanatory text, this timely handbook helps the practitioner evaluate a patient's complaint in the context of a chiropractor's scope of practice. Protocols for a wide range of visceral conditions are outlined, as well as the musculoskeletal conditions traditionally associated with chiropractic. This new edition is revised to reflect updated national guidelines and recommendations. Laboratory values have been added, as well as considerations for evaluating special populations and increased nutritional and musculoskeletal management information.

Click on the additional information link to see what's new with this edition. ... Read more

195. Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
by Candace B. Pert
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Catlog: Book (1999-02-17)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Molecules of ego
Now don't get me wrong, this is a good book. Pert provides a (Western) scientific perspective on the mind/body question, and provides a lot of food for thought. The idea that our bodies and minds are bound together as one, through a process of transmission and reception of molecules throughout the body (not just in the brain), opens up endless possibilities for keeping ourselves well and healing when that is required. You should read it just to get the layperson's understanding of how this is so. On the other hand, be prepared for another story, the intellectual/emotional biography of Pert. While it makes sense (in keeping with the holistic perspective) to meld the personal and the professional, I'd estimate the ratio as 3 personal to 1 professional, where I would have preferred the opposite. Whether she is displaying hard work, intelligence, naivete or her appreciation of her co-workers' physical attributes, the book seems to be very much about her. If you want the ideas without the ego, read something else on this topic.

2-0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, but only up to a point
"Molecules of Emotion" was certainly not what I expected from the jacket blurbs. Yes, there is some discussion of the scientific discoveries regarding emotion, but only in the first half of the book, and even there, it's a small minority of the content, couched in a personal narrative more centered on Candace Pert's viewpoint of her own career.

Yes, the saddening politics of paper publication, awards selection and grant approval in the world of government- and industry-funded biological research is quite an interesting read for an outsider. It even got my blood boiling to think of the promising therapies that are possibly being ignored due to their lack of profit potential (though this wasn't a new idea to me). It's too bad this ends up being the high point of the book.

From the very beginning, Pert's own ego comes to the fore in places in a way that detracts from the information that I (and presumably some others) bought the book for in the first place. There is something about the way she describes her personal experiences (more extensively and less modestly than might have seemed appropriate for a presentation of important scientific information) that made me wonder how much differently other people must perceive her than she perceives herself (even before she admits as much later on).

Unfortunately, this is not the worst of it. The early content is clearly scientifically validated, and describes in some detail (just enough for plausibility) the experiments that were conducted and the meaning of the results. But by the second half of the book, she seems to have thrown scientific inquiry to the wind in favor of unfounded speculation, including extensive quotations of flighty lunchtime conversations she's had with psychics and others, with no foundation or evidence to back up any of the wild ideas that spring forth. It degenerates into such drivel that I stopped reading entirely 50 pages from the end (and I rarely fail to slog through the last pages of even the dreariest tome).

Not that it isn't a bit fascinating what this woman believes (some of which is entirely plausible, insightful, and well founded, while some is just the opposite, with seemingly little discrimination between the two extremes), but I didn't have much interest in paying money and spending time on someone's not-very-interesting life story or wild speculations.

In sum, the first half of the book is reasonably interesting, both in terms of the science and the politics of science. The second half is only interesting as a personality study of a scientest appearantly so frustrated with the politics of science that she to a large extent rejected science itself, no longer discriminating between theories backed by experiment or other evidence and those that are not.

Fans of alternative healing, particularly those just savvy enough to be impressed by passing references to terms like "quantum mechanics" and "information theory" (in close association with "chakra" and "subtle energy", a supposed force beyond those of electicity, gravity, etc. invented to explain the power of love) but not sophisticated enough to actually understand what they really mean, will eat up the second half of this book, as will insecure psychologists threatened by successful drug treatmenets for depression.

Don't get me wrong: I have nothing against self-help books, spiritual healing or holistic approaches to a healthy body and mind. (And some of Pert's later musings are perfectly valid wise words for how to live a good and happy life.) But this book ends up in a VERY different place from where the jacket summary and testimonials would suggest.

3-0 out of 5 stars Autobiography of a Scientist
After reading about Candace Pert's discoveries in numerous magazine articles, I decided to read her book to learn more. What I learned about was Candace Pert. The book contains information about the biology of emotions, but it is embedded in a narrative of Dr. Pert's life as a scientist. Though the story is an interesting one, it was a disappointment for someone looking for a layperson's introduction to the molecules of emotions.

3-0 out of 5 stars It is more an autobiography then anything else
This book came highly recommended. I am a scientist but not a biologist. I found the first couple of chapters rather difficult to comprehend since I had absolutely no background in molecular-biology. Because I like a great challenge, I decided to stick with the book and see if I could learn the technical lingo; after several pages into the book, and additional anatomy textbooks, I was able to comprehend what was going on and started to make sense of all the detailed research Dr. Pert was talking about. The downside of this book is that after 160 pages Dr. Pert is still talking about herself, her-misfortune and the roughness of her life being a woman working in a male dominated environment. There is nothing concrete on how one should apply or work with emotions to prevent illnesses until the very end of the book. If one would like to skip the agony of learning a new science and would like to get the just of the book, I suggest reading the last chapter, chapter 13 "Truth" pg 279 and then go to Appendix A and B. Personally, I found this book to be more of an autobiography. If you like autobiographies then it is entertaining but a difficult read if you are looking to better your life by learning from this book I suggest you choose an other author.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pleasant reading experience
I have always liked biology and I have always been a believer in a the mind/body theory, my psychology teacher recommended this book and I see why it gives you wit detail the explanation and even some one with some knowledge of terminology in biology can understand it, and her personal story was a delightful dessert for a fascinating well written scientific book, I have read several other books in this subject and this is one of my favorites. ... Read more

196. Anatomy and Physiology
by Rod R. Seeley, Trent D. Stephens, Philip Tate
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Catlog: Book (2002-01-24)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Anatomy and Physiology 6th edition was designed to help students develop a solid, basic understanding of anatomy and physiology without an encyclopedic presentation of detail.Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to carefully describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems.The basic recipe that has been followed for six editions of this text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life.To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it.Timely and interesting examples demonstrate the application of knowledge in a clinical context. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect overview book for medicine students
This book is strongly recommended in the education for medical students in the University of Lund. That's why I read it. It's perfect as a startup book for your pre-clin medical studies. It's not deep enough in the physiology part (although anatomy and especially histology is very good) but the integrated approach is really terrific and it makes you understand in a whole new way. If you want to become a good doctor, you should absolutely buy this book, or borrow it a least in your library. The first integrated anatomy & physiology book I've read that's deep enough for medical students. Good work Seeley.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seeley makes the complex simple
I had the pleasure of not only getting to use this text in my A&P class but I was taught by Dr. Seeley at Idaho State University. Great text with great explinations. I am still using it as a resource in Physician Assistant training.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Basics of Anatomy and Physiology
I am sure that people who have read this book will agree that this product is the means of excellent basic Anatomy and Physiology. I have found figures and data tables very clear and easily understandable. Excellent Summaries at the end of each chapter beautifies this product. Clinical facts given from time to time are as interesting and knowledgeable as "Develop Your Reasoning Skills" Problems. This book deserve a chance from every Anatomy student. I conratulate the authors and highly recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Text Book
As one of the many professional reviewers for this text, I thought I'd take a minute to write a review for This book is a great text resource for the college level Anatomy and Physiology classes. It has excellent illustrations, web sites, charts, figures, and tables. But, more than is readable. Too many times we have texts in classes that are not readable, this one is! It is easy to use and the chapters are clearly worded and illustrated. ... Read more

197. Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
by Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Here is a much-needed professional book that will instruct readers in the many newmethodologies now at their disposal to make the best use of longitudinal data. This book explains how to select an appropriate method given a research question, including how to use both individual growth modeling and survival analysis. Throughout the chapters, the authors employ many cases and examples from a variety of disciplines, covering multilevel models, curvilinear and discontinuous change, in addition to discrete-time hazard models, continuous-time event occurrence, and Cox regression models. Using Longitudinal Data is a unique contribution to the literature on research methods and will be useful to a wide range of behavioral and social science researchers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great if you really want to do longitudinal data analysis
One of the great features of this book is that it is addressed to the empirical researcher and it really tells you how to conduct good data-analysis with longitudinal data. It doesn't push one particular piece of software, either, but uses a variety of different software packages. The book is really easy to read, and clearly explained -- and, there's so much in it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best thing since sliced bread!
This is a great book, it tells you in a straightforward way how to analyze your longitudinal data to answer questions of critical importance in the social sciences. It's not wedded to one particular piece of software, as many books on statistical topics are, but uses examples of real data and different software (HLM, MLwiN, SAS, Stata) to conduct the analyses. An absolute must for the researcher who collects longitudinal data. ... Read more

198. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by Kate L. Turabian
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Newly revised to conform with the Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian's Manual for Writers provides comprehensive, detailed, superior guidance to writers of research papers. From "Parts of the Paper" (including the niceties of copyrights and dedications) to "Sample Layouts," everything to do with format is covered. Mechanics of style (abbreviations to quotations) are reviewed, there's help on tables and illustrations, and chapters on bibliographies, parenthetical references, note taking, and citations. There are suggestions for manuscript preparation, hints on word-processing software, and formatting for research papers' more complex features. When you're up to your eyebrows in research data, it's a vast relief to have quick, accessible, reliable answers to your questions of structure, scholarly propriety, and academic style. --Stephanie Gold ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential resource
Turabian's book is an absolutely essential resource for any college undergraduate or graduate student that wants to produce quality papers. There's a reason this book is a "classic" work assigned in many English and other humanities classes for many years, it covers nearly everything from the posessive of Jesus to how to cite book chapters to format footnotes and tables of contents.
I do agree that the book does need to be updated to include internet resources, hopefully this will be done in a new edition soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars LoveLoveLove
This is one of my favorite books. Okay, yes, I admit it, I'm a nerd. But I'm a nerd that did very well on all of my college papers because I knew the proper tabulation of a footnote.

It is essentially an abridged version of the Chicago Manual of Style, for prose writing. Most of the CMS is pretty useless for what most people deal with, and I personally think it's hard to find anything in. Turabian, on the other hand, is a concise little paperback that offers information that no online service can compete with.

If you're going to buy one reference book for college, this should be it. Forget the dictionary, forget the thesaurus: they come with Microsoft and you can find perfectly good ones online. Turabian is all you'll need in life. Call it "Turabian" too, as in "I was looking through my Turabian last night, and it says to use the Oxford comma" and you'll instantly impress all of your professors, graduate with honors, and be accepted to the med school of your choice.

3-0 out of 5 stars nice book but...
Its a nice book, but I prefer online term paper sites. I ordered an essay from and got an A!!!..... no need of this book......but its good.

1-0 out of 5 stars Rather useless for the modern research writer
The Turabian manual is confusing, difficult to use and next to useless for anyone using the Internet or online sources in their research. It has not been updated to reflect the existance of the Internet. As a result, there is no uniform way of citing Internet sources. Use this guide only if forced to by your professor!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good to have
This is a good book to have if you are having to write a paper in Turabian format. It is very boring stuff, but if you need to have it, you need to have it. ... Read more

199. Pharmacotherapy : A Pathophysiologic Approach
by Joseph T. DiPiro, Robert L. Talbert, Gary C. Yee, Gary R. Matzke, Barbara G. Wells, L. MichaelPosey
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Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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* Comprehensive:acclaimed in a prior edition as “the best pharmacotherapy textbook available,”* it offers you the most detailed pathophysiologic approach to selecting and using pharmaceutical agents in disease management and pharmaceutical care
* Current:the 5th Edition presents the latest information on new drugs and new approaches to treatment and disease management in all therapy sections
* New Chapters:now covers evidence-based medicine, pharmacogenetics, benign prostatic hyperplasia, endometriosis, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and much more
* Disease Management Focus:meets the needs of pharmacy curriculum and establishes a strong pathophysiologic basis for treatment
* Student-Friendly:provides clear explanations on how a particular organ system and related drug therapy is evaluated; includes dozens of treatment algorithms, figures and tables for quick readability; also offers the necessary background to understand topics including pharmacoeconomics and the used of evidence-based decision-making in practice
*Annals of Pharmacotherapy on the 4th Edition
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pharmacotherapy is a must buy book for every pharmacist
Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiological approach is a book designed specifically for pharmacists. It covers a wide range of diseases and includes introductory chapters covering different subjects in the pharmacy practice from clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, evidence-based medicine and much more. Every chapter introduce the pathophysiology of the disease relevant to drug therapy, then the full management plan is evoqued with the clinical use of the different drugs. I recommend to read in parallel `Applied Therapeutics: the clinical use of drug `to see how the management is applied in clinical settings. In second term, one can practice with the cases of the Pharmacotherapy: a patient focused approach before applying to real life cases.
I know i will continue to use these books as long as i still phamacist.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pharmacotherapy not pharmacology
Addressing the negative comments given to this book by a Dr. Doctor who's going to become yet another doctor, if you truly have your PhD and PharmD (from a halfway decent school), you would recognize the difference between pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. It's awfully troubling if you don't. In agreement with the "triDoc", Goodman and Gillman's is the superior of the 2... in terms of PHARMACOLOGY. However, if you want a very good reference for a practical approach in the treatment options of certain disease states (i.e. PHARMACOTHERAPY), this book should be your choice. It's a wonderful and much used reference. I will agree with another reviewer in that it may be worthwhile to check into buying the hand book addition first (due to its more compact size and less cost). Pharmacotherapy versus pharmacology...Hmmmmmm.

1-0 out of 5 stars Probably the Worst Pharmacy Text I've Ever Seen
Being a Ph.D.,Pharm.D., and now in medical school, I have seen a lot of texts in the realm of pharmacology and pharmacy practice. This book is really bad. The pathophysiology is weak at best and the authors apparently felt that the pharmacology (MOA's, etc.)where not worth elaborating on. They seem to have skimmed on the "pharm" part. Unfortunately this book is the primary textbook used at a lot of pharmacy schools... if you are a pharm student, you are much better off buying Goodman and Gillman's! It will be much more useful resource throughout your career. It will also be a better study resource for exams and seminars. If you're a med student, run for your life! This book will do nothing for you. I regret buying this book and feel it is not worth the price.

In Addendum: I concur with my fellow OH reader but, as any book with the prefix, "pharm" should have been addressed. When all is said and done, as pharmacists, that is the root of our practice and knowledge. G & G does a better job at therapeutics anyway. Save your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Reference
As a pharmacy student, I found this to be an excellent reference - it covers an incredibly wide variety of topics in fantastic detail. However, the book is a little too wordy and detailed to get the overall grasp of a subject if you are covering it for the first time. But if you just need to look up that certain drug, side effect, condition or other similar information this is the book for you! There are great summary and comparison charts, easy to follow headings and a great index.

3-0 out of 5 stars skip this and get the HANDbook instead
This is probably a good book, but you will never really know because you won't read it. Too verbose, hard to cross-reference when studying for exams and boards. Skip this book and get the Handbook by the same people and save some money and a backache to boot. My textbook is gathering dust on my bookshelf in my mother's house while my handbook has been a great reference. ... Read more

200. Microbiology
by Robert Bauman
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-08)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Microbiology by Robert Bauman features an unparalleled, visually stunning art program that works with the text to engage as it teaches. Filled with interesting vignettes, coverage of hot topics, and cutting-edge research, Bauman's text brings the wonders of microbiology alive while providing a solid, comprehensive introduction to the field.A complete introduction to all general microbiology topics.For college instructors, students, people in the nursing/allied health field, or anyone interested in microbiology. ... Read more

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