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Bone Densitometry for Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599923

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, have updated and expanded their highly praised Bone Densitometry for Technologists to reflect the latest standards and developments in the field. Here radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dedicated densitometry technologists can find new guidelines for bone density testing, new therapies for osteoporosis, and new treatment guidelines for osteoporosis, as well as new chapters on pediatric densitometry, body composition assessments, and the use of skeletal morphometry in diagnosis and fracture risk prediction.

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice

Application and Interpretation

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603274999

Category: Medical

Page: 505

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Bone densitometry (BD) is an extraordinary clinical tool. It provides a safe, non-invasive window to the skeleton. Through that window, a physician can obtain vital clinical information that enhances diagnosis and improves patient management. Further, much has changed in the last decade to make bone densitometry the especially fascinating field of medicine it is today, incorporating imaging, physics, quantitative analysis, statistics, and computer technology -- all applied in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. No text details the state-of-the-art and value of densitometry better than Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Applications and Interpretation, Third Edition. Written by renowned expert Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, this edition improves remarkably on her highly regarded previous volumes, with a significant update and expansion of material. New chapters reflect densitometry’s growing applications as well as the evolving needs of the densitometrist. New material on radiation safety and assessment for secondary causes of bone fragility is included, and the text also incorporates material from the recent ISCD Position Development Conferences (PDC’s), both the 4th adult and the 1st pediatric. Moreover, an entire appendix devoted to the PDCs has been added, providing solutions to many unanswered questions concerning bone densitometry applications. Comprehensive and invaluable, Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation, Third Edition offers all primary care physicians and specialists the ideal reference for practicing state-of-the-art bone densitometry and caring for patients with, or at risk for, osteoporosis.

Best Practice Protocols for Physique Assessment in Sport

Author: Patria A. Hume,Deborah A. Kerr,Timothy R. Ackland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811054185

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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This book outlines best practice protocols for body composition analysis of high-performance athletes and provides guidance on the use of new technologies for anthropometry. While surface anthropometry has traditionally been used to assess body composition through the internationally recognised methodology of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), the recent commercialisation of devices, such as bioelectrical impedance technologies, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), ultrasound, 3D photometry and air-displacement plethysmography (Bod Pod), has led to the non-standardised adoption of new measurement techniques. In this textbook, leading researchers detail standardisation procedures for each technology: in terms of athlete preparation, test protocols, test reporting, equipment calibration and data interpretation. Each chapter covers a different tool: how it works, what it is used to measure, and what the issues are surrounding its validity, practicality and reliability. This book provides an essential reference for device technicians and sport practitioners, ensuring that high-performance athletes are afforded accurate and comparable body composition information to guide their training routines.

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - E-Book

Author: Katherine Snyder,Chris Keegan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292747

Category: Medical

Page: 309

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Written specifically to meet the needs of surgical technologists, Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 3rd Edition focuses on the uses of medicines, agents, and solutions in surgery. An introduction to pharmacology covers basic math skills, pharmacologic principles, and drug administration, and is followed by detailed descriptions of common surgical medications along with anesthesia in surgical and emergency situations. This edition adds a new index of drugs by surgical specialty, and a companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with practical activities and exercises, drug calculations, and more. In this book, Surgical Technology educators Katherine C. Snyder and Chris Keegan cover all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the core curriculum by the AST (Association of Surgical Technology). Coverage of pharmacology includes all areas designated in the core curriculum by the Association of Surgical Technology (AST). A review of basic math skills and pharmacologic principles makes it easier to apply the information to surgical situations. Learning tools in each chapter include learning objectives, key terms with definitions, chapter summaries, and review questions. Important and practical advice is provided with Caution alerts, Tech Tips, Notes, and First Assist boxes. Common surgical medications are covered by category and include descriptions of surgical applications. The free companion Evolve website includes a NEW online study guide with chapter objectives, outlines, key term activities, drug calculations, chapter exercises and review questions, critical thinking exercises, and chapter quizzes. Expanded appendix includes an index of Drugs by Surgical Specialty focusing on specific uses of medicines and solutions in surgery. Revised Anesthesia unit helps you assist the anesthesia care team with updated protocols and a more cohesive organization for preoperative medications, patient monitoring and local and regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, and emergency situations. References in each chapter make it easier to find source material.

Untersuchungen über die radioaktiven Substanzen

Author: Marie Curie

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845722223

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Marie Sklodowska Curie, Trägerin des Nobelpreises für Physik und für Chemie, untersuchte die von Henri Becquerel beobachtete Strahlung von Uranverbindungen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann Pierre entdeckte sie das Radium und das Polonium und prägte den Begriff „radioaktiv“. Ihre Forschungsergebnisse fasste sie in ihrer hier vorliegenden Dissertation zusammen, die innerhalb eines Jahres in fünf Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Sorgfältig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe aus dem Jahr 1904.

Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development

A Focus on Early Phase Clinical Studies

Author: Andrew J. Krentz,Lutz Heinemann,Marcus Hompesch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447149203

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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The world is beset by a pandemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes and the need for new drugs is startlingly clear; recent years have seen a huge increase in research activity to fill this gap. The development of new drugs for diabetes and obesity must be founded upon a sound appreciation of the pathophysiology of these common disorders. The dual defects of insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion are fundamental to the pathogenesis and progression of obesity-associated type 2 diabetes. There is a need to explain how new drugs can counter insulin resistance and insulin deficiency to a broad range of professionals, from clinical scientists active in early (and later) phase drug development to specialist physicians and increasingly primary care doctors who must tailor drug regimens to the individual patient. Clinical research methods for measuring insulin action and insulin secretion have become well-established in proof-of-mechanism studies; however, selection of the best techniques is by no means straightforward. The purpose of the book is to aid the selection of the most appropriate techniques for assessing insulin action, insulin secretion and body composition in humans (with particular reference to new drugs) in phase 1 and 2 studies and aid the understanding of drug effects and non-drug treatment strategies on key biochemical-hormonal defects of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The book will assume a working knowledge of human physiology relating to glucose metabolism and will be of interest to biomedical scientists, pharmacologists, academics involved in metabolic research and clinicians practicing in these specialties.

Osteoporosis

Clinical Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

Author: Sarah H. Gueldner, DSN, RN, FAAN, FGSA, FNAP, FAGHE,Theresa N. Grabo, PhD, APRN, BC, CRNP,Eric D. Newman, MD,David R. Cooper, MD, AAOS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103437

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Osteoporosis is a preventable disease. But each year some 500,000 people are hospitalized from osteoporosis fractures, and another 180,000 people are placed into nursing homes from injuries due to osteoporosis. What can nurses, clinicians, medical researchers, physiologists, health care policy experts, and other providers do to diminish, if not eradicate, the disease from local to global scales? What are the best methods for care and treatment? Osteoporosis addresses these questions, and more. Designed as a complete reference, Osteoporosis presents vivid explanations plus illustrations of specific surgical procedures to guide in the preparation and post-operative rehabilitation of the patient for surgical repairs of fractures. Chapters also discuss leading components of a patient's recovery, from dietary requirements and exercise, to fall prevention, quality of life and independence issues. The authors highlight disease prevention strategies and various models of community outreach that have proven effective in educating target populations about osteoporosis, encouraging proper lifestyle choices, and helping children to achieve their maximum bone potential at a young age. Osteoporosis can be prevented. Here is the book to help you, and your health care institution, do just that.

Osteoporosis

Author: Ronald C. Hamdy,E. Michael Lewiecki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199927707

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Osteoporosis distills the available information on osteoporosis on osteoporosis into an easily comprehensible format that serves as a practical guide for busy clinicians.

Introduction to Medical Imaging Management

Author: Bernard Rubenzer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439891842

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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In the past, for the most part, people who moved into management positions in medical imaging were chosen because they were the best technologists. However, the skill set for technologists and supervisors/managers are vastly different. Even an MBA-educated person may not be ready to take on imaging management. As an example, when buying a very expensive piece of imaging equipment, this person would not necessarily know the right questions to ask, such as: What is my guaranteed uptime? Is technologist training included? Introduction to Medical Imaging Management is a comprehensive reference for medical imaging managers learning through a combination of education and experience. This thorough book provides an in-depth overview of every major facet pertaining to the knowledge and skills necessary to become a department or imaging center supervisor or manager. The text follows a natural progression from transitioning into a management position and dealing with former peers through the most sophisticated skills uniquely applicable to medical imaging management. Covering all aspects of the profession—operations, human resources, finance, and marketing—this reference is a must-have for any potential, new, or less experienced imaging manager.

Clinical Trials in Osteoporosis

Author: Derek Pearson,Colin G. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332297

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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Clinical Trials in Osteoporosisis a practical handbook on clinical trials in the growing field of osteoporosis. Topics covered include study design, technical issues, data collection, quality assurance, data analysis and presentation. It aims to take the user through the process step-by-step from start to finish, also providing a background on regulatory guidelines, ethical implications, endpoints, current therapies and the ideal drug to use. There are no other books at present that specifically address the issue of clinical trials in osteoporosis. A number of issues dealt with in this book have been brought together in one publication for the first time. Clinical Trials in Osteoporosisis intended to serve as a practical manual for clinicians and scientists coming to the subject new and to provide a standard for existing centers to measure themselves against.

A DXA Primer for the Practicing Clinician

A Case-Based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry

Author: Angelo A. Licata,Susan E. Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441913750

Category: Medical

Page: 167

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Despite public perception, osteoporosis remains a widespread, devastating disease, and a very serious and costly public health threat. Early detection and treatment must be a priority for primary health care providers. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the principal x-ray technology used to diagnose osteoporosis in its early, asymptomatic stages, to assess treatment efficacy, and to guide treatment decisions. It remains the gold standard today. A DXA Primer for the Practicing Clinician: A Case-Based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry is developed around real cases of patients’ DXA measurements. The content is derived from presentations given by the authors at a national society training course and exemplifies not only the complete body of education provided through these lectures but the full range of previously undiscussed nuances as well. This practical, easy-to-read title provides the day to day problems of DXA usage that new users may encounter and that training courses do not have time to provide in detail. The central focus of the book is the presentation of what is normal and what is problematic in the use of DXA, depicting various scenarios with real case histories of patients, their corresponding DXA images and the data that explain the problems. Unique in approach and presentation, this case-based manual will be of immense value to all practitioners -- and students – interested in providing optimal diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

Abdominale Angiographie

Author: Werner Wenz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662055635

Category: Medical

Page: 225

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Die Kunst des Heilens

eine medizinische Geschichte der Menschheit von der Antike bis heute

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827414540

Category: Medicine

Page: 818

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Zwischen Leben und Tod Ein faszinierender Aoeberblick A1/4ber fA1/4nf Jahrtausende Medizingeschichte -- von der Steinzeit bis zum New Age, von der Magie zur Molekularbiologie, begeisternd geschrieben und begeistert aufgenommen: ”Roy Porter ist ein brillanter Triumph gelungen.Evening Standard" ”Eine erstklassige EinfA1/4hrung in die Geschichte der Medizin.The Times" ”Roy Porters Mammut-Medizingeschichte ist eine auAerordentliche Leistung ... lebhaft und voller faszinierender Information.Observer" ”Lehrbuch-Geschichte der Spitzenklasse.Nature" ”Eine immens unterhaltsame Erkundung von Medizin und Geschichte. Von den JAgern und Sammlern bis zur Herztransplantation wird ein Geflecht von Ideen und Ereignissen gewoben, das nahtlos Medizin, Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Geschichte integriert. Ein verfA1/4hrerischer Sog entsteht ... Die Prosa flieAt mA1/4helos, das Material ist wohlorganisiert und in den Anekdoten faszinierend ... Eine groAartige LektA1/4re.British Journal of General Practice" ”Im Zentrum des nun deutsch vorliegenden Werkes stehen das Denken, Wissen und Handeln der A"rzte oder im weiteren Sinne Heiler; durchgAngig wird die Aufmerksamkeit auf den Kranken und die soziale Welt gelenkt, wird die Geschichte der Krankheit mit der Geschichte des Kranken verbunden ... Fachliches Wissen verbindet sich bei Porter mit einem Schreibstil, der auch den Laien zu fesseln vermag und den Fachmann A1/4berzeugt. Substanz und Humor mA1/4ssen sich, das lAsst sich hier einmal wieder eindrucksvoll nachvollziehen, keineswegs widersprechen. Abbildungen ergAnzen und vertiefen auf einleuchtende Weise den Text ... Das ebenso gehaltreiche wie stimulierende Werk von Roy Porter mAge viele Leser finden -- in der medizinhistorischen Zunft wie in der allgemeinen A-ffentlichkeit, auch unter Patienten und ihren AngehArigen.Aus dem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. Dietrich von Engelhardt, Institut fA1/4r Medizin- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Medizinische UniversitAt zu LA1/4beck" Porters monumentales Buch verknA1/4pft in geschickter Weise zwei AnsAtze der Medizingeschichte miteinander. Zum einen stellen kurze, prAgnante Portraits jene vielfAltigen PersAnlichkeiten vor, deren Leistungen fA1/4r die stetige Entwicklung der Medizin von entscheidender Bedeutung waren. Zum anderen gelingt es dem Autor zugleich, jede Phase dieser komplexen Geschichte in ihren politischen, sozialen und demographischen Rahmen zu stellen. Dieser duale Ansatz spannt sich von den Berichten A1/4ber die medizinische Praxis im alten Griechenland, in China und in Indien A1/4ber die arabisch-islamische Periode und das Mittelalter hinweg bis zur Medizin der Gegenwart. Trotz aller FaktenfA1/4lle ist dieses gewichtige Werk aber so eloquent geschrieben, mit so viel Stil, Einsicht und Humor, dass man es kaum aus der Hand legen mag. Porter erweist den heutigen (und den zukA1/4nftigen) A"rzten wie der Fachgemeinschaft insgesamt einen groAen Dienst, indem er die aktuelle medizinische Landschaft in eine breite historische Perspektive stellt. Sein Buch ist spannendste Unterhaltung fA1/4r alle (medizin)historisch Interessierten und PflichtlektA1/4re fA1/4r all jene, die sich der schweren Aufgabe gewidmet haben, die Ziele der medizinischen TAtigkeit fA1/4r die Zukunft neu zu definieren.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Radiography - E-Book

The Complete Study Guide and Career Planner

Author: William J. Callaway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323170285

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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A complete review for the Registry exam, Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Radiography: The Complete Study Guide and Career Planner, 6th Edition covers the five major subject areas of the ARRT exam in radiography. It is also an effective study guide for many radiography courses! Written in outline format, each review of a subject is followed by questions related specifically to that area. Two mock ARRT exams are included in the book, and online exams include a pool of over 1,400 review questions that may be randomly combined to generate a virtually limitless number of mock ARRT exams. From noted radiography educator William J. Callaway, this edition also provides advice on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, employer expectations, and continuing education requirements to help you make the transition to a successful career. Review of the five major subject areas covered on the ARRT exam, in an outline format, helps you concentrate on the most important information. Over 2,400 review questions in the book and online offer practice with a multiple-choice format similar to the ARRT exam. Thorough coverage of digital and computed radiography reflects the increased emphasis of these topics on the Registry exam. Online mock exams let you practice in tutorial mode -- with immediate feedback after each question -- or in exam mode, with feedback only after you complete the entire test. Online study tools include study tips for difficult questions and electronic flashcards with formulas, key terms, and important topics. Rationales for correct and incorrect answers are included in the appendix. Career preparation advice includes writing resumes and cover letters, tips for interviewing, a look at what employers expect, career advancement, basic financial planning, and continuing education requirements. Updates reflect the latest ARRT exam changes with expanded coverage of computed and direct radiography, a review of computed tomography along with questions, and an additional 200-question exam in the Review Activities and Challenge Tests chapter. Online access to mock exams. Job search preparation includes tips on how to submit online applications and resumes.

Radiographic Pathology for Technologists

Author: James D. Mace,Nina Kowalczyk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Diagnosis, Radioscopic

Page: 432

View: 6670

This reference describes the pathologic processes that radiographers are most likely to encounter. Radiographs depict these pathologies using the modern imaging modalities available, with increased emphasis on CT and MRI. Information is organized by body system versus disease classification.

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients

Author: Aenor J. Sawyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1597452114

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice, edited by Drs. Sawyer, Bachrach, and Fung, is a milestone book for all health prof- sionals concerned with bone health in growing patients. The book introduces and emphasizes the importance of attending to issues of bone health and development in childhood and adolescence as a way of maintaining such health and decreasing the epidemic of osteoporosis that we are now seeing in older adults. In doing so, the book offers a much-needed first set of standards of bone densitometry in growing patients. Given the numerous reports of serious interpretation errors in densitometry results in children, the development of this body of work is truly important. It is in this context that Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice presents the current evidence, including an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the data on assessing bone density in childhood and adolescence. In short, the editors and authors have done an outstanding job of or- nizing not only the key topics in this broad clinical discussion, but also, and most importantly, the evidence within these areas.

Workbook and Licensure Exam Prep for Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - E-Book

Author: Bruce W. Long,Eugene D. Frank,Ruth Ann Ehrlich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323262856

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Use this workbook to learn and review limited radiography concepts! Corresponding to the chapters in Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 4th Edition, this practical study tool helps you understand and apply the material you need for limited radiography practice. Exercises include multiple-choice, matching, and labeling of diagrams and anatomy. Written by the textbook’s authors, Bruce Long, Eugene Frank, and Ruth Ann Ehrlich, this workbook prepares you to succeed on ARRT exams and as a Limited X-Ray Machine Operator. Exercises reinforce your understanding of important topics, including x-ray science and techniques; radiation safety; radiographic anatomy, pathology, and positioning of upper and lower extremities, spine, chest and head; patient care; and ancillary clinical skills. Over 100 labeling exercises for anatomy and radiographic images help you learn anatomy and gain familiarity with how anatomy appears on radiographic images. Section I offers review and practice of limited radiography topics and concepts. Section II provides a review guide for the ARRT exam with guidelines for exam prep, the ARRT content specifications for the Examination for the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography, plus a mock exam. Section III is a preparation guide for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operators Exam and includes study guidelines, ARRT content specifications, and a mock exam. NEW questions are added to cover new content on digital imaging concepts. NEW drawings, photos, and medical radiographs are added from the textbook. Updated exercises and activities reflect the addition of common podiatric and chiropractic radiography procedures in Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 4th Edition, for practitioners working in states that have limited podiatric or chiropractic license categories. UPDATED anatomy and positioning labeling and terminology ensure that you learn standard and accepted radiographic terminology.

Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice

Author: Bruce W. Long,Eugene D. Frank,Ruth Ann Ehrlich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323473806

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Written exclusively for limited radiography students, Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 5th Edition makes it easy to learn and perform basic procedures. This edition has been revised to improve information clarity and reflect changes in practice. It incorporates all the subjects mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum, so you will be thoroughly prepared for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam. Coverage includes the latest information on x-ray science and techniques, processing, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, patient care, and pathology, along with updated step-by-step instructions for positioning and procedures. Concise coverage thoroughly prepares you for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam and clinical practice with the latest on x-ray science and techniques, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, pathology, patient care, ancillary clinical skills, and positioning of upper and lower extremities, spine, chest and head. Step-by-step instructions provide guidance on how to position patients for radiographic procedures performed by limited operators. The latest information on state licensure and limited radiography terminology ensures that you understand the role of the limited practitioner. Math and radiologic physics concepts are presented at an easy-to-understand level. Chapter on Bone Densitometry provides all the information you need to know to for the ARRT exam and clinical practice. NEW! Expanded digital imaging concepts reflect current practice and meet the requirements of the ASRT Limited Scope Content Specifications. NEW! Updated drawings, photos, and medical radiographs enhance your understanding of key concepts and illustrate current technology. NEW! Two-color design helps make complex material easier to comprehend.

Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781786904

Category: Medical

Page: 442

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Thoroughly updated, this second edition includes hundreds of diagnostic tests organized by category. It concisely explains why and how each test is performed, what the normal findings are, what abnormal findings may mean, how to prepare a patient for the test, and much more.

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures

Author: Helen Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC,R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123090

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 8809

This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. Keeping pace with the expanding scope of advanced practice, the third edition provides several completely new chapters authored by renowned specialists, expanded chapters, and updates. This includes new information on contraception, domestic violence, health history of special populations, lesbian health, evaluation of the pelvic floor, aging and menopause, bleeding irregularities, infertility, skin aesthetics, pelvic pain, and health guidelines. With an integrated approach to treatment, the authors delineate the expanded roles of advanced health care providers, including guidance for situations when a practitioner must decide whether to act independently, co-manage, consult, or refer. The authors provide in-depth descriptions enhanced by plentiful tables and figures of each assessment skill and technique along with its underlying rationale. Basic techniques are augmented by the inclusion of possible alterations for a particular procedure. On a continuum from simple to complex, the text is divided into 11 units that cover basic women's health assessment down to the cellular level, health history, prenatal assessment, investigative procedures including sonohysteroscopy and simple cystometrogram, and several chapters on specific women's health concerns. A special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction. Sample assessment forms are integrated throughout, as are comprehensive lists of equipment required for each procedure along with information on patient preparation and follow-up. New to the Third Edition: Updated assessment guidelines New chapters on lesbian health, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome, skin aesthetics, and pelvic pain Information on new contraception devices New information on domestic violence, health history of special populations, and vaginal microscopy Cervical cancer screening, menopause assessment, and osteoporosis screening Expanded information on evaluation of the pelvic floor Expanded information on aging and menopause Updates on infertility and information on BRCA gene testing Key Features: Provides detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques enhanced with plentiful tables and figures Presents the rationale for all assessments and procedures Delineates clinical procedures on the leading edge of the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician Includes unique chapters about selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary, intrauterine insemination procedure, and donor insemination Covers such advanced skills as vulvar exam and biopsy, endometrial biopsy, acrochordonectomy, polypectomy, and colposcopy

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