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61. CS Checklists : Portable Review for the USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills Exam)
by Jennifer K. Rooney
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Asin: 0071445153
Catlog: Book (2004-08-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
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A portable, pocket-sized outline of 45 frequently-tested case studies on the USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills Exam). Each case includes a short clinical scenario, patient history checklist, physical examination checklist, differential diagnosis, and follow-up recommendations/diagnostic workup plans. ... Read more


62. Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient (Mosby's Practical Guides)
by Fred Ferri
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-05)
Publisher: Mosby-Year Book
Sales Rank: 62879
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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Ferri's Guide has long been an indispensable manual for 3rd and 4th year medical students to use during their clinical rotations. It is used increasingly by 1st and 2nd year students as well in programs where students begin clinical work early. It is a general manual of internal medicine with a particular emphasis on differential diagnosis.

There is less information in this book on pathophysiology than in the Wash U Manual, but there is more emphasis on practical clinical information. Tables are used throughout to summarize important material.

Dr. Ferri has responded to reviews by medical students to make the book more useful. This edition will include expanded material on Differential Diagnosis, with an additional 78 clinical topics. There is a new section on diagnostic imaging of the medical patient and an expanded section on dermatology. Other chapters have been updated to provide more current information, and the laboratory section has been amended to list the causes of lab test abnormalities from most to least common. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this Book!
By far and away the best book for the fleging internal medicine resident or even a 4th year student. The "subtleties" of medicine is clearly not the goal of a labcoat reference such as this. Rather, it is a reasonably comprehensiive, easily accessible, and up-to-date guide for day to day decision making on the wards. It does not replace Harrison's, and it won't make you a brilliant physician, but for quick reminders of everyday resident level problems, it's hard to beat. It's actually quite easy to see why it's better than the prosaic and vague Washington Manual (Yawn).

5-0 out of 5 stars The best quick medicine reference!
This is by far THE best quick reference for the Internal Medicine resident and the med student on a medicine rotation. I'm about to order my 3rd copy. It beats the Wash Manual hands down, because it ALWAYS has what I'm looking for - differential diagnosis, pertinent clinical findings and lab values, and treatment. I especially like the section on differential diagnosis of abnormal lab values (what else causes peripheral eosinophilia besides asthma?). And, if you truly want to add extra weight to your lab coat and make your shoulders ache even more than they already do, this does fit in your pocket (Wash manual doesn't)!

5-0 out of 5 stars To the publisher
The book is wonderfull. Just about everything a resident could ask for in one source. The material is carefully chosen and explained in a straight forward easy to understand format. I like it so much I went ahead and bought the new edition. My only dissapointment is the spiral style that is still being used and how flaky the pages are. It is not meant to last very long. Maybe that is the intent. Shame on Mosby! This is one area that deserves serious improvement!

Julian DiAvnati, M.D.

5-0 out of 5 stars A rare find
Bottom line is that this pocketbook will give you practical, useable information on how to manage patients with certain diseases. It's only weakness, if any, is that it does focus mainly on disease entities rather than presentations (eg it won't give you the workup for hematuria). However it compensates for this by giving you a list of differentials for such presentations. I haven't found a pocketbook of comparable quality and value for use on the wards.

5-0 out of 5 stars Med Students, Buy it NOW
I am a transitional intern doing my gen med rotation. I was introduced to this book by my intern 2 years ago when I was a student during the first week of my gen med rotation. It was great then, and it is great now. I hate carrying stuff in my white coat, especially books of this size. But I refer to it constantly during the day. In rounds, in the ED while working up a patient, while reviewing a patient's labs. Numerous times each day. I have two students with me now, and I've convinced them after one week that they should buy this book. It's that good.

Details, ie, what it offers.

DDX, there is a DDX section in the front for common presenting symptoms. This is perhaps the books only weakness. It is too scant. Many common symptoms aren't included. The differentials offered are adequate, but the section could be expanded.

Systems Based Chapters. CV, Pulm, GI, ID,Neuro, Renal etc. The stuff you see everday on the wards is reviewed very well, with signs, symptoms, diagnostic workup and treatment. These chapters are not everything you need to know. I do more reading at night on specific ailments my patients are presenting with. But in the ED when you are accepting a thyroid storm, CVA, GIB, whatever, its there and it will get you through the admission and the evening until morning rounds with the attending.

Another great feature is the section that helps to interpret many labs you may order. Elevated, normal or low anything, and it provides a great differential. It can make you look smart on rounds.

Finally, there is a short formulary in the back, which I never refer to since I have both pharmacopaeia (spelling?) and epocrates.

This book is great for med students and transitional interns. Prelims and categoricals probably can pass on this. I'd say the next step is the little red book put out by Stanford (Standford Internal Medicine pocket guide? Not sure of the name.) It is much more compact, concise, etc. with citations to the literature. But if you are a med student, buy it NOW, before your gen med rotation.

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63. PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution
by Keith J. Dreyer, Amit Mehta, James H. Thrall
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Asin: 0387952918
Catlog: Book (2001-11-09)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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In the modern age of digital health care, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) have become a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure supporting the practice of radiology.

This title provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of this blossoming technology. With contributions from leaders in the field of PACS, this user-friendly guide addresses the introductory concepts, computing fundamentals, advanced imaging technologies, and future opportunities. This text is geared towards radiologists, technologists, administrators, and IT professionals wishing to gain a broader understanding of this emerging field. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Useful Book to Learn About PACS
My review of the book is through the perspective of someone who is somewhat knowledgeable about computer technology but quite lacking in my knowledge of PACS, radiology workflow and processes, and imaging technologies.

Quite simply, this book met all of my goals in filling in the gaps in my knowledge. I'm not going to go through the entire book, but I am going to discuss the chapters that I personally found most useful.

FINANCIAL MODELING
Information technology is full of interesting ideas that lack "financial legs". This chapter discussed finances behind a film-based radiology department and a filmless one including techniques for developing a business case for a PACS.

DICOM
This chapter provides a primer on DICOM. Having a stronger background in HL7, I found this chapter useful in unraveling the mystery and secret language used by DICOM professionals. I now understand the business rational and use of each of the DICOM transactions.

WORKFLOW
This chapter described the workflows in a film-based department and how the workflow should change after the proper implementation of a PACS. Workflow is described from the perspective of the patient, the technologist, and the radiologist. I feel comfortable in creating "straw man workflows" after reading this chapter. One of the most interesting things in this chapter was a description of a traditional time and motion study performed on radiologists before the implementation of a PACS and after implementation.

IMAGE ACQUISITION
This chapter familiarized the reader with the modalities that supply the images to the PACS. I learned about each modality, the different technologies for getting images digitized.

OTHER INTERESTING CHAPTERS
The book also had chapters on Computing Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, and Storage Technologies that would be excellent for someone needing a primer in those areas.

SUMMARY
Also, the book did good job of covering certain relevant technical details that would appeal to the more technically inclined but would add to my credibility to be able to understand at a superficial level: Imaging Workstation Technologies, Image Compression, Voice Recognition, Teleradiology, Legal Issues, and Utilization Management.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read and Reference
I too, as the above customer, bought this book to plan the installation of a PACS in our 150 bed hospital. The experiences of the authors and the depth of coverage was excellent for myself (RT/PACS administrator) and the chief of our department (radiologist) as we planned our PACS system. I learned everything I needed to have an intelligent conversation with the vendors we chose to deal with. Our next task will be voice recognition which the book discusses in detail. Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars A PACS Planner's dream!
We are in the process of installing a system wide PACS system at our 350 bed hospital and this book was a god-sent. Explanations are clear and concise, pertinent for all levels of users. I am a radiologist, but our administrator and PACS (to be) administrator also gained much valuable information from this publication. ... Read more


64. The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself
by Eric Pearl
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Asin: 1401902103
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Hay House
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Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Why are prominent doctors and medical researchers all over the world interested in the extraordinary healings reported by the patients of Dr. Eric Pearl? What does it mean when these patients report the sudden disappearance of afflictions such as cancer, AIDS, and cerebral palsy? And what does it mean when people who interact with Dr. Pearl report a sudden ability to access this healing energy not just for themselves, but for others, too? What is this phenomenon?

Well, you might have to reconsider everything you've read up until now about conventional healing. The Anew@ frequencies of healing described by Dr. Pearl transcend Atechnique@ entirely and bring you to levels beyond those previously accessible to anyone, anywhere. This book takes you on Eric Pearl=s journey from the discovery of his ability to heal, to his well-deserved reputation as the instrument through which this process is being introduced to the world. But most important, The Reconnection reveals methods you can use to personally master these new healing energies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The "Reconnection" is for real
This is truly an inspired book and one that anyone can benefit from. Without a lot of jargon, Dr. Pearl has written what we all know in our souls - that we are all connected and that we all have the ability to use that connection to heal. Those who have stated that there is no science to his healing are missing the point. Medicine is not a science. It is an art. Just ask any honest physician and he/she will tell you.

I too have experienced increased vibration and energy in my hands. In fact, I used the energy to heal my cat who used to vomit at least twice a week (sometimes more). Since the reconnection energy, (two weeks ago) she has not spit up once!
There is something to this and it is really simple and useful.
Don't wait, just buy the book, read it and experience the energy for yourself.

3-0 out of 5 stars Don't expect miracles
Most of the book (2/3 of it) explains Dr Perl's life experience with this phenomina as well as his experiences growing up as a kid (on through adulthood). The last 1/3 of the book is devoted to "tecniques" that can be used to aid the user in his/her ability to use the healing arts (although he saids, that you cannot teach it). I've read other books that deal with healing with hands techniques as well, and they offer similar insights to this book. After reading the book, I tried this on myself... So far nothing has happened (he explains that for some poeple it may take weeks for the reconnection to occur). One thing that cannot be verified in this process is whether or not there is a sort of placebo effect of the book (somebody says that it works, and for many people a placebo does have some results). Not saying that the book does or does not work, it's just that I wouldn't expect any sort of miracles to happen after you've read the book. He claims that by reading his book, that you will receive the specific type of energy necessary in order supposedly open up pathways that may facilitate a greater potential for healing in an individual. Spiritually, I can understand why this might happen (it's like chemistry, you are about 75% of your own environment, unless you are a young soul, with older souls or with karmicly ridden people the percentage is higher. Coming into contact with other people of different levels of awareness and energy patterns preclude that you react to the other person in a certain type of way. You can see some evidence of this in astrology and numerology.). This is not to say, however, that this is actually happening. Different people will have difference experiences and I suspect, like with medicine and foods, different people will be impacted differently depending upon their own personal circumanstances. It didn't do much for me, but apparently from the other reviews it seems to be doing something for other people. If you can get it from the library or get it used, then there is very little to lose from reading it (other than money). Although some poeple will feel that they are getting conned after reading this book (especially if they don't see any results).

2-0 out of 5 stars more of the same
For a long tiume, I have heard about Eric Pearl, and decided to give the book a try, to find out what the fuss was all about. After reading the book, I am a bit baffled: After having been active in the healing and energy field for 30 years, I expected to find something new, but found all the elements that characterize a run-of-the-mill new age healing book from California:
1) Claims that this is a new level, a new energy or a new level of light. This is the main mrketing plot in new age circles to this very day: "Teacher A. brings a new level of energy": "others may bring some light, but master B. brings the highest light, a level the world has not seen befor, but you can be among the chosen to take part in this light - if you pay for the seminar".
Pearl's basic tenets fall right into this bracket, and are no different than any of the other claims.
2) Mythologizing of life events. A natural life development is twisted into something extraordinary. Truth is, so many thousands have (like me) had life-changing experiences with energy or light or another level breaking through. Each story is fascinating and special, like each life is. But some people have the need to link into Savior archetypes and make it into something more. What are their motives? They will get a power to make others follow them - but what happens in the long run - freedom or bondage?
3) "My approach is special". Instead of seeing that the field of energy work is like the parable of the blind men and the elephant - each different individual working their own different ways into exploring the potential of healing energy/consciousness, Pearl goes to great pains to explain that his approach is different from the others, but nowhere showing in what way it is, ending in an "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others"-stance. He has a special healing energy, it is not a technique, etc.; Matthew Manning and a thousand others are saying the same, and having their followers contorting on stage. The "miraculous healings" follow the same patterns as scores of such seances I have witnessed in fundamentalist religious meeting - in Norway we have a magazine reporting such ocurrences from a Christian viewpoint, healing of blindness, deafness, AIDS, contorted back pain, etc. - Pearl's tales would go straight into these pages. But there is a difference. The Christian healings are free of charge.
4) This is not a technique (but you can take level 2), it is unique and not teachable (but for an exorbitant price you can get it from me). Pearl debunks other healers' "technical" approach, but ends in the same basic stance.
5) And this is my basic problem with Pearl'sa approach. What are his motives for using so much time to ridicule the work of others in the field, who are doing their sincere work, presumably from the same motives as his (but not attaining the same level of fame and fortune. Others painstakingly try to translate the energy experience into writing - Pearl easily debunks it as "tango". He uses the "new age" label denigratingly on others an astounding number of times, ignoring that he himself falls right smack in the middle of this category.
6) With his generous claims of heling serious diseases, he has a huge responsibility. Why does he not, then, present serious research or stringent reports on his web site, but instead sticks to the snake oil marketing schemes?

Pearl has been a huge disappointment. But the good news: There is a lot of promising research in this field now coming up, much of it presented in James Oschman's excellent book "Energy medicine". And there is also a book that. maybe for the first time, satisfactorily translates the energy experience into writing: Donna Edens book, also titled "Energy medicine".
These two books actually present a new level in the field, without bragging about it, like Pearl does. My recommendation: Go for these two, and leave Pearl.

4-0 out of 5 stars At the very least, it's worth a try
I just finished the book (I found my copy at a garage sale), and all in all, I'm glad to have found it. I've read several of the 26 comments submitted thus far, and am surprised to find so few negative (or low-star) submissions, just because of the topic's metaphysical nature. I don't feel that it alienates so much as offers to include ANYone willing to give it a try. There's no apparent drawback, as long as you follow such key directives as "set no expectations." Sounds like an easy-out, but in context, it isn't...to me anyway, and I tend to be quite skeptical.

If you feel you're on a path that involves healing lives in any aspect, this book is at least worth the time it takes to read the 220 or so pages it comprises.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Reconnection: A Critical Review
Let me immediately state that I like this book. Dr. Eric Pearl has a rare combination of wit and wisdom that makes for easy reading. He has added significantly to the literature of healing. I like this book, so much in fact, that I have committed to a weekend workshop with Dr. Pearl. When used correctly this book can be invaluable. That said, I now want to share a few critical thoughts.

Despite Dr. Pearl's many statements to the contrary, The Reconnection is a technique, just like every other form of externally activated healing process. Only when the entire process comes from within the "dis-eased" individual, and only when performed without fore-thought, any form of focus, attention, or intention on the illness or healing it, would such a "method" be free of technique. Stated otherwise, healing would have to be fully spontaneous. I read a review in which the writer mentions studying Levels One and Two - that alone tells me there is a technique. If you progress through stages, if you hold your hands a certain way, if you hold a specific focus, be it love, openness, to be unfocused, or whatever, it is a technique. If you are playing with a slinky or pulling taffy, it is a technique (you'll relate to this when you read the book). In Elmer Green's "Copper Wall Project" the single common denominator was that the involved "sensitives" (healers) all used their hands. Again, this implies technique. As Pearl states, there are other ways of working with energies, but the hands are unique (they are also where energy is most unstable, changing polarity from yin to yang - and when something is unstable it is more easily affected).

I have now read this book twice and have referred to highlighted sections numerous times, and I have to say, it strongly resembles qigong. A serious, long-time student of qigong, I still manage to avoid holding it in such awe as to be closed to other possibilities, and that is why I was able to read and put to use Dr. Pearl's many insights. Just as he says that the word "energy" is insufficient, so do most qigong practitioners. Many qigong adepts have long said that the process is one of information. Like homeopathy and most other healing modalities, this information is exchanged on a vibrational entrainment level. This explains why, as another reviewer points out, simply holding the book will set off energetic frequencies in the hands of some readers. For more detail on this, I strongly recommend James Oschman's "Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis." I won't go into all the other reasons Reconnective healing and qigong are kissing cousins, but know that they are.

Finally, over time I have come to realize there is nothing inherently wrong with "technique". Technique is simply a teaching protocol, a way of introducing the learner to a universe of possibilities. As with every teacher-student relationship, some instructors (especially "bow down and worship me, guru types") will abuse it, making learning more ridgid than it needs to be, a disservice to the student and future generations of learners. But once the foundation is properly in place, each individual will find their unique way of advancing. Then we can draw outside the lines. The strength of The Reconnection is in the introductory foundation it lays, but there are numerous other techniques just as effective. And this in no way takes away from what Pearl has brought to the table. ... Read more


65. Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners
by Karen Fenstermacher, Barbara Hudson
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Catlog: Book (2003-11-26)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 320933
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This portable reference provides thorough and detailed assessment information for all common primary care conditions, including signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, drug therapies, and treatment. Written by expert nurse practitioners, it features complete, practical, up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating primary care disorders in the family practice setting. Separate sections are devoted to specific populations such as pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. This reference is well known for its concise guidelines, comparative charts, and tables that list the symptoms, physical assessment findings, and possible diagnoses in a quick-reference format. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A keeper.
The strength of this book is in its simplicity and that it provides a good review for anatomy / physiology. I used it to review for the FNP exam and found it to be a keeper on my shelf, next to other primary care across the lifespan books.

2-0 out of 5 stars FNP guidelines- fenstermacher
HEENT, in particular, leaves something to be desired. Not as straight foward as similar publications. Not comprehensive enough. Pricey.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good basic summaries and management guidelines- A NP Bible
My copy is used constantly for review. I update in margins since this is a 1997 copy and some changes in management have occurred. It is still a good reference Bible that I use daily. ... Read more


66. Honoring Patient Preferences
by Anne Knights Rundle, Maria Carvalho, Mary Robinson
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Asin: 0787946508
Catlog: Book (1999-09)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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A Mandarin speaking woman is rushed to the hospital emergency room with a high fever and chest pains--yet refuses to let the doctor examine her. What does the hospital staff do? As patient populations grow more and more diverse, this and thousands of similar situations confront health care providers each day as they attempt to provide care to our country's newest residents.

Honoring Patient Preferences is an indispensable manual written for health care professionals who care for patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Sponsored by Children's Hospital in Boston--the hospital voted number one in pediatrics nine years in a row by U.S. News and World Report--this essential guide contains detailed, practical information for working with dozens of religious and cultural groups. This unique resource is designed to help providers best meet the needs of their ethnically diverse patients while also satisfying stringent new regulatory standards for culturally sensitive care.

While drawing on many case studies from the Children's Hospital patient population, the authors help clinicians and other professionals expand their knowledge of the customs and rules for care of the sick, attitudes and beliefs about illness and death, and religious observances in the hospital setting. They provide insight into the basic beliefs, traditions, and practices that influence how people from a wide variety of cultures and religions respond to the U.S. health care environment. Honoring Patient Preferences provides health care professionals indispensable suggestions for meeting Joint Commission on Accreditation standards and includes a CD-ROM containing the entire text of the book. Key-word searchable, this resource can be posted on any computer network, giving easy access to this essential information to those who need it most.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Why so expensive?
The information was written with one medical center in one geographic area as the focus. Thus they focused on the ethnic groups which are served by that medical center rather than the United States at large. Many common US ethnic groups are missing, e.g. Philippines, Korea, Italy, to name three large immigrant populations in our area. The CD makes it easier to make copies while at a computer than to run to a copy machine, but otherwise it's purpose is unclear. Features available in Adobe Acrobat (the CD is a PDF of the manuscript) that could enhance the use of the document are ignored. It is quite simply a pdf copy of the book, without any links or other features easy to use in Acrobat. Since the book references many websites, it would have been easy to make these into links, giving a purpose of the CD. This was a good start on the issues healthcare faces in a diverse environment like the US, but disappointing in it's incomplete content and incomplete use of PDF document format capabilities - perhaps the publishers forced it into print too soon... ... Read more


67. Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography (2 Volume Set)
by Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert
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Asin: 0323010091
Catlog: Book (2000-12-15)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook for Diagnostic Ultrasonography
I have read the previous edition of this book. Compare the fourth edition, several improvements have been made in this edition: Each chapter begins with a list of key terms and definitions. Color illustrations and layout are used. A lot of new ultrasound images are added and the qualities of these images are much better. The text has been retrenched. Important points are put in tables for differentiation. Even there are still a few mistakes in this edition, I believe this is a great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pertinence to the field of sonography
We have instructed over twenty thousand professionals in diagnostic ultrasound and have found this text to be essential to any ultrasound practice. We recommend this text to each of our beginning and intermediate students, regardless of specialty of training or professional experience. Sandra has, over the years, consistently compiled a comprehensive reference for immediate and referential use. You will find it useful from the first day in the field, and for years afterward. Although it is by no means a basic text, its style is eminently readable and easily retained. ... Read more


68. Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
by B. J. Fitzray
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Asin: 1877810800
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: Rayve Productions Inc
Sales Rank: 23429
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS GET HELP . . .WITH A NEW BOOK FROM RAYVE

Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Contains an incredible compilation of creative activities and fascinating information that will benefit both Alzheimer's caregivers and patients. The 288-page, idea-packed book has suggestions for everyday and special-occasion activities, and facilitates communication between caregiver and AD patient with helpful details about social eras the patient may have experienced during his or her lifetime, U.S. holidays, religious holy days, and modern invention timelines. In addition, there are topic-appropriate questions to ask the patient, tips for successful activities, caregivers' anecdotes, resource lists, encouraging words, and much more. (See Contents below). ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THIS BOOK.
This book is brilliant......I am a RAO, and I use this book daily when I am doing documentation.....The appropiate words are jumping out for you to use and why you are doing the various activities to stimulate the elderly....as I have said it is just brilliant and a must to have....

5-0 out of 5 stars Activities for both daily and special occasions
Family and professional caregivers of Alzheimer's patients now have a unique and very book which can identify appropriate activities for various levels of Alzheimer patients. Almost 300 pages outlines the activities for both daily and special occasion celebrations, with tips on how to ask the patient for input, resource lists, caregivers' anecdotes, and more. Invaluable. ... Read more


69. Manual for Physical Agents (5th Edition)
by Karen W. Hayes
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Catlog: Book (1999-07-29)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The ideal departmental procedural manual, this book guides readers through application techniques for the various physical therapy agents.Begins with brief general comments regarding the use of electromedical equipment; presents a brief summary of the physics of production and physiological effects of each agent along with step-by-step instructions on how to use equipment. Keeps instructions generic enough to apply to a wide variety of equipment currently available. Contains a diagnostic checklist with all major diseases and syndromes. Offers more extensive coverage of all types of calculations than any other book. Provides reading lists for each agent. Is conveniently spiral-bound for ease of use.For physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers looking to learn more or refresh their skills. ... Read more


70. Learning to Speak Alzheimer's : A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
by Joanne Koenig Coste
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Asin: 0618485171
Catlog: Book (2004-09-08)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Sales Rank: 49666
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer"s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer"s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer"s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to
· cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease"s progression
· help the patient talk about the illness
· face the issue of driving
· make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible
· adjust room design for the patient"s comfort
· deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
Such an excellent resource for families trying to manage a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, teaching them valuable easy techniques for keeping communication going and helping to reduce frustrations. A must read.

Joanne was a welcomed guest on my radio program, a delight, with so much important information to share.

Jacqueline Marcell, Author of "Elder Rage" and Host of the "Coping wwth Caregiving" Radio Program on wsRadio.com.

4-0 out of 5 stars The person with Alzheimer's come first, not the symptoms
Those new to Alzheimer's disease will find this book to be a helpful guide. Even those who are familar with caring for someone with the disease will find nuggets of wisdom in the middle section, "The Five Tenets of Habilitation." It is here where Joanne Koenig Coste is at her best in describing how to preserve the personhood of those with dementia. This section alone makes the entire book worthwhile. It's about time Joanne put her thoughts into a book--she has been helping people navigate their way through the choppy waters of Alzheimer's for over 20 years!

5-0 out of 5 stars Written with passion, compassion and humor
A must have for anyone dealing with this hidious disease.This is a breath of fresh air and sweet respit for care givers. Joanne's positive approach is wonderful as her loving humor embraces the reader.

5-0 out of 5 stars A language like no other..a book like no other!
No where else can one find such an eloquent and simplistic approach to such a devastating disease. Families, cargivers, health care professionals and anyone "dealing with the disease" will wear the pages down finding a plethora of anectodes and approaches based on years of Koenig Coste's philosophy and experience with Alzheimer's patients and their families. Bravo, Joanne for opening up this marvelous new world to all of us!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have
I ran out and bought this book after hearing the author on NPR's Talk of the Nation last week. I have a family member who was recently diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and have been very scared about it. This book, though, makes me feel that there is something I can do to keep my aunt in my life for as long as possible. The author's simple tips and ideas for continuing to relate to patients are great, and I know this will help a lot in the coming months for our family. This is the only book I've seen that gives me real hope. ... Read more


71. Pocket Guide to the Operating Room
by Maxine A. Goldman
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Asin: 080360033X
Catlog: Book (1996-01-15)
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Sales Rank: 41832
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars great book
I bought this book with not experience at all. By page 5 I was cutting in to people and having a ball. I removed a kidney by my self. This book is tops! Just kidding, bought this book for my wife who is an OR RN. Thought I would have a little fun...

4-0 out of 5 stars A very helpful guide at work
I have never written a review on a textbook. However, I borrowed this book from a co-worker numerous times and found it to be incredibly helpful. I am a Registered Nurse whom is in a training program in the Operating Room. This book gives me a basic understanding of the proceedure to be performed and much anticipatory guidance. When dealing with a trauma or emergency surgery, I don't have time to go to the psuedo-classroom to research the operation. This book fits right into my scrub's pocket. It is brief, concise and to the point. Sure Gray's Anatomy is the most detailed and reliable source for any nurse, but who has the time and patience when you are in a hurry? I not only reccomend this book for Nurses in training, but also to seasoned Nurses who may be thrown a curve ball in the middle of the night. ... Read more


72. Saunders Medical Assisting Examination Review (Saunders Medical Assisting Exam Review)
by Deborah E. Barbier Holmes, Joanna Bligh
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Asin: 0721695663
Catlog: Book (2001-12-15)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 102285
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Saunders Medical Assisting Exam Review is a comprehensive guide to prepare certification candidates to successfully pass either the AAMA-sponsored CMA exam or the AMT-sponsored RMA. Each pre- and post-test is 300 questions, the same number as the AAMA national certification exam, and are formatted in athe same way with the same question type. A free practice CD-ROM is packaged with the book that contains 800 additional questions in the same format found in the actual DMA and RMA certification exams, and the software scores the exam for instant feedback. Practice tests in the book strongly correlate with actual CMA/ RMA style questions, and evaluates student preparedness and diagnose knowledge weaknesses.Answer sheets are available at the back of the book. A chapter on test-taking tips and study techniques help prepare the student in learning and recalling information in preparing for the CMA/RMA exam. ... Read more


73. Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods
by John Bernard Henry
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Asin: 0721688640
Catlog: Book (2001-04)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 103570
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I'm no pathologist and I love it.
I'm a chemist and in my practical experience in the laboratory I have to say this is probably the best text you will find if you are a analytical reader. Of course, this book is not written with a enjoyable style, but if you bear to read it carefully and really analize the details, you will not regret the effort. This is great for reference and if it wasn't so dull in style It will make a great job as a textbook too, besides this is a classic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful for pathology residents
I rate this book a "4" as it is essential reading for residents in pathology. A large number of the pathology board questions come directly from this book, making it necessary reading. It's also VERY dry reading, even for a pathology textbook. However, due to its importance in studying for the boards, I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Useful
I'm medical student from Hong Kong. I find it very useful in preparing Problem-based-learning tutorilas. The interpretation of the laboratory results are the most useful. It helps me understand more in the PBL cases.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for every doctor
Simple and delightful , filled with nice illustrations this book is necessary to every doctor not only clinical pathologists and laboratorits but everyone who handles daily with ambulatory and infirmary pacients. A must in every uptodate doctor or even meddicine students bookshelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars Supurb text
This reference receives from all reviewers the top recommendations for comprehensive, concise, understandable presentations. Every laboratorian needs this reference. The 20th edition is due in February, 2001. ... Read more


74. Glencoe Law & Ethics For Medical Careers, Student Text
by KarenJudson, Sharon Blesie Hicks
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Asin: 0078289408
Catlog: Book (2002-10-04)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 54006
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This 12-chapter text prepares students to understand the legal and ethical issues inherent to working in an ambulatory health care setting.It features pertinent legal cases, anecdotes, and sidebars related to health-related careers.Content has been updated and special attention has been paid to legislation affecting health care. ... Read more


75. Breast Cancer Husband : How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) during Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond
by Marc Silver
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Asin: 1579548334
Catlog: Book (2004-09-29)
Publisher: Rodale Books
Sales Rank: 2805
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A unique guide, like none other on the market-packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping strategies-to help men help the women they love through this trying time.

When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately sought. Now this award-winning journalist has compiled just the kind of emotionally supportive and useful resource that he wished he had been able to consult-to give men the tools they need to help their wives, their families, and themselves through this scary, uncertain time.

In his years as a consumer journalist and veteran of the News You Can Use staff at U.S. News & World Report, Marc Silver learned what kind of information and advice on medical crises readers found most valuable. He draws on that experience as he covers in depth all the issues couples coping with breast cancer will have to face during diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Highlights include:
- The shared experiences of other breast cancer husbands
- Guidance from top cancer doctors in the country
- Advice on when, how, and what to tell your young children
- Tips on coping with radiation and chemotherapy
- A candid discussion of sex and intimacy following breast cancer surgery

More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. At last, with this book, the men who love them have a road map to help them through a difficult and unprecedented journey.
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76. Institutional Review Board: Management and Function
by Robert J. Amdur, Elizabeth A. Bankert
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Asin: 0763716863
Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Sales Rank: 486454
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Biomedical and social science research involving the use of human subjects presents society with a wide range of ethical questions. At the heart of the current system for protecting human research subjects is the Institutional Review Board (IRB).This book is designed as an instructional manual that gives the IRB members and administrators the information they need to run an efficient and effective system of protecting human research subjects, in compliance with federal research regulations. ... Read more


77. Overdosed America : The Broken Promise of American Medicine
by John Abramson
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Asin: 0060568526
Catlog: Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Sales Rank: 1177
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The untold crisis in American medicine, with side effects that may be hazardous to your health.

We all know that health care and prescription drug costs are skyrocketing, but few doubt the excellence of American medicine. John Abramson, M.D., an award-winning family doctor on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School, reveals, in the same clear language that he used with his patients, how the corporate takeover of clinical research and medical practice is compromising Americans' health. You -- and your doctor -- will be stunned by his findings.

For twenty years, Dr. Abramson cared for patients of all ages in a small town north of Boston. But increasingly his role as family doctor was undermined as pressure mounted to use the latest drugs and high-tech solutions for nearly every problem. Drawing on his background in statistics and health policy research, he began to investigate the radical changes that were quietly taking place in American medicine.

At the heart of the crisis, he found, lies the changed purpose of medical knowledge -- from seeking to optimize health to searching for the greatest profits. The lack of transparency that has become normal in commercially sponsored medical research now taints the scientific evidence published in even our most prestigious medical journals. And unlike the recent scandals in other industries that robbed Americans of money and jobs, this one is undermining our health.

The hormone replacement debacle, it turns out, is not an isolated case. The same kind of commercial distortion now pervades the information that doctors rely upon to guide the prevention and treatment of common health problems, from heart disease to stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, and osteoarthritis.

The good news, as Dr. Abramson explains, is that the real scientific evidence shows that many of the things that you can do to protect and preserve your own health are far more effective than what the drug companies' top-selling products can do for you -- which is why the drug companies work so hard to keep this information under wraps.

In what is sure to be one of the most important and eye-opening books you or your doctor will ever read, John Abramson offers conclusive evidence that American medicine has broken its promise to best improve our health and is squandering more than $500 billion each year in the process.

Isn't it time to learn the facts, discuss these issues with your doctor, and reclaim the good health and medical care that all Americans deserve?

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78. Healing The Dying
by Melody Olson
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Asin: 0766825728
Catlog: Book (2001-09-18)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 719397
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you will appreciate the information in the second edition of Healing the Dying. This practical, yet compassionate, guide explores ways caretakers can assist the dying person reach a sense of integration of self and life, claim his life as his own, and feel his death matters to someone.The author thoroughly discusses the needs of caretakers who are caring for the terminally ill and explores the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one.The book also includes goals for comfort in dying, pain management, spirituality, and care of the caregiver.Comprehensive in its scope, this book is a thoughtful look at what "to heal the dying" really means. (Key Words: dying, healing, hospice, hospice care, grief counseling, bereavement, spirituality) ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars raving
This book is wonderful! It really helped me gather infomation on a career interest. I have definatly decided to become a geriatric nurse after reading this awesome book. ... Read more


79. Home Care Aide:Inservice Training Modules
by Jackie Nasso, Lisa Celia
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Asin: 0766839028
Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 1600271
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Home Care Aide: Inservice Modules is a collection of materials that will compliment any inservice training program.Twenty modules supply the trainer with current research materials, as well as overhead transparency masters and handouts that can be customized to meet the needs of specific programs and audiences.Real-life scenarios personalize program material and illustrate the practical application of concepts in the working environment.Bibliographies of research sources and relevant Web sites are included to encourage and facilitate further study. ... Read more


80. CURRENT Emergency Diagnosis & Treatment (LANGE CURRENT Series)
by C. KeithStone, Roger L. Humphries
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Asin: 0838514502
Catlog: Book (2003-11-21)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Sales Rank: 34331
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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A major revision of this problem-oriented text, covering common problems, trauma, and non-trauma emergencies in a popular, quick-access format. Features clinically focused discussion of diagnosing and managing common emergency problems, extensive algorithms to guide quick management, a comprehensive table of drugs commonly used in the ER, and illustrations, including ultrasound and CT images. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars current medical diagnosis & treatment
this book is too brisk.
you don't have to own this book to know when to dispatch the patient.

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