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Controversies in the Management of Salivary Gland Disease


Author: Mark McGurk
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199578206
Category: Medical
Page: 356
View: 8115
Addressing controversial and topical issues in the field of salivary gland disease and surgical management of salivary gland disease, this new edition integrates the newest clinical findings with the historical pathological records, and attempts to resolve any conflicts between the two. Fully-illustrated and updated since the first edition in 2002, it is particuarly useful for trainees sitting their final exam, because it deals with new controversial subjects which are topical at all the conferences and exam vivas.

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Clinical Sialography


Author: Gordon B. Manashil
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Contrast media
Page: 99
View: 8890

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Controversies in Clinical Thyroidology


Author: J. I. Hamburger,J. M. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461259169
Category: Medical
Page: 306
View: 3311
"Man's natural instinct, in fact, is never toward what is sound and true. It is toward what is specious and false . . . The ideas that conquer the race most rapidly and arouse the wildest enthusiasm and are held most tenaciously are precisely the ideas that are most insane. This has been true since the first 'advanced' gorilla put on underwear, cultivated a frown and began his first lecture tour, . . . " H. L. Mencken, from Meditation On Meditation in the Smart Set, June, 1920 pp 45-46 In our opinion there is no field of clinical medicine in such a state of dynamic disequilibrium as clin ical thyroidology. Thyroid diseases are very common. The moderately complex but easily understandable physiological interrelationships between the thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus have provided stimuli for the application of mod ern technology in the development of an array of diagnostic procedures. Although therapeutic methods have been more stable, and recent advances more limited, their application by phy- Joel I. Hambufl~er. M. D. sicians representing different disciplines has pro vided an ample basis for the expression of differ ing viewpoints. Unfortunately there are few opportunities for in-depth exploration of different attitudes and experience relevant to issues of current interest. The review process employed by medical journals often seems to stifle the expression of controver sial viewpoints.

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Diagnosis of salivary gland disorders


Author: K. Graamans,Hans Van den Akker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401136084
Category: Medical
Page: 175
View: 1774
Historically, disorders of salivary glands tend to be 'underdiagnosed and overtreated'. In the vast body of literature on this subject, emphasis has usually been put on therapeutic modalities of various diseases of the salivary glands. Whereas therapy and pathology have been treated in numerous thorough studies, the (patho )physiology of the salivary glands has remained rather poorly understood. Even less attention has been given to the diagnostic methods. Until a few decades ago, diagnosis consisted mainly of a clinical examin ation which included the patient's history, inspection, and palpation. These methods remain crucial, but a variety of new diagnostic tools have appeared since then. Their clinical value is still subject to controversy; each method has its advocates and opponents. The indications for enrolling a patient at a given point in a series of diagnostic procedures are interpreted differently. One of the most striking examples is the use of sialography. This has become a classic diagnostic procedure. Although sialography is still a useful method, it has considerable disadvantages, limitations, and even contraindications. In the major teaching hospitals, residents still tend to consider sialography as a panacea for the majority of their diagnostic problems, whereas the infor mation provided is actually rather restricted. Other modern methods such as CT and MRI have taken over the role of sialography to a certain extent. This also applies to ultrasonography and scintigraphy. Moreover, microbiol ogy, sialometry, sialochemistry, cytology, and histopathology may give super ior information in certain cases.

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Controversies in Oral Cancer


Author: K. Alok Pathak,Richard W. Nason
Publisher: Byword Books Private Limited
ISBN: 8181930843
Category: Medical
Page: 143
View: 485
Despite considerable advances in the traditional treatment modalities of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and their use in combination, increments in overall survival among persons with oral cancer have been small. Morbidity due to treatment adversely affects the quality of life. This volume brings together the work of experts from clinical and basic sciences specialties and addresses some of the controversial issues and advances in the management of oral cancer.

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Salivary Gland Neoplasms


Author: P.J. Bradley,D.W. Eisele
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318058025
Category: Medical
Page: 206
View: 8318
This volume in the book series 'Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology' summarizes the current scientific knowledge of salivary gland neoplasms and illustrates recent advances in this clinical area. Chapters are authored by world renowned experts who cover the full breadth of salivary gland neoplasms, from benign to malignant, primary to secondary, and pediatric to adult. This comprehensive review highlights the outcome of treatments as well as the classification, diagnosis, and management of salivary gland neoplasms. It also includes commentary on the future perspective necessary for improvement. All clinicians, both surgical and non-surgical, involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms and diseases of the salivary gland, will find this book indispensable reading. It is also a beneficial educational resource for clinicians, students, and experts in the field.

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Head & Neck Surgery--otolaryngology


Author: Byron J. Bailey,Jonas T. Johnson,Shawn D. Newlands
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781755611
Category: Medical
Page: 2826
View: 1973
Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive, easy-to-use two-volume otolaryngology text is now in its Fourth Edition. More than 30 new chapters are included that reflect advances in the field, such as outcomes and evidence-based medicine, surgical management of nasal valve collapse and choanal atresia, immunology and allergy, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, complications of rhinosinusitis, management of dysphagia, radiographic examination of the upper aerodigestive tract, endoscopic evaluation of the upper aerodigestive tract, cosmetic uses of Botox, and more. Coverage includes both adult and pediatric otolaryngology. All chapters are written by distinguished world-renowned authorities and contain summary highlights boxes, summary tables, and end-of-chapter reviews. More than 2,500 illustrations complement the text.

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The Ethics of Surgery

Conflicts and Controversies
Author: Robert M. Sade M.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190258004
Category: Medical
Page: 384
View: 923
According to popular belief, technical skill is far more important for surgeons than thoughtful deliberation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although surgeons must sometimes make decisions rapidly on the basis of incomplete evidence and must respond to unexpected catastrophes in the operating room rapidly, those events are intermittent - most of the time surgeons deliberate on diagnostic problems and thoughtfully manage postoperative care, which is often intellectually challenging. The relationship of surgeons with their patients is, in a real sense, far more intimate and trusting than that of any other professional, a claim that is supported by the fact that patients surrender their bodies to their surgeons in a state of total helplessness and vulnerability when they undergo anesthesia. Because of that responsibility, no other professional group has a greater sense of dedication to the welfare of their patients than surgeons. Surgical culture is deeply steeped in ethics, and surgeons confront and resolve ethical dilemmas as much or more than most other professionals, although they often may not recognize the situations they resolve are problems in ethics - they are just part of the daily routine. This book is a compendium of articles from the recent surgical literature that address ethical issues chosen by surgeons because they are controversial and pertinent to the practice of surgery. The reader will not find a great deal of sophisticated dissection of fine philosophical distinctions in these discussions of ethical conflicts and controversies in surgery. Instead, they will discover differing viewpoints from thoughtful essayists, mostly surgeons, whose feet are firmly in contact with the ground and who have extensive experience in the real world of surgery, medicine, and law.

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Medical Problems in Dentistry E-Book


Author: Crispian Scully
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044091
Category: Medical
Page: 768
View: 7520
This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. Detailed coverage outlines the complete relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment to dentistry – essential knowledge for the whole dental team User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment Clearly written with excellent use of illustrations, the book is an essential, easy to use, reliable source of information Text completely updated and re-organised to increase focus on the more dentally-relevant aspects of medicine and subject areas that have undergone recent change Entries more fully alphabetized to improve access to information Accompanying ‘key points boxes’ highlight the most crucial aspects of specific medical conditions Content peer-reviewed by a specialist Advisory Board to ensure accuracy of information and the inclusion of the latest advances Additional coverage of autoinflammatory disorders, biological response modifiers, craniofacial transplantation, drug reactions, drug-resistant microbial infections, osteonecrosis, and immune reconstitution syndrome Completely new entries such as alternative and complementary medicine, health promotion, men’s issues and occupational health New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites

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Ocular Disease: Mechanisms and Management E-Book


Author: Leonard A Levin,Daniel M. Albert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047414
Category: Medical
Page: 704
View: 3169
Ocular Disease—a newly introduced companion volume to the classic Adler’s Physiology of the Eye—correlates basic science and clinical management to describe the how and why of eye disease processes and the related best management protocols. Editors Leonard A. Levin and Daniel M. Albert—two of the world’s leading ophthalmic clinician-scientists—have recruited as contributors the most expert and experienced authorities available in each of the major areas of ophthalmic disease specific to ophthalmology: retina, cornea, cataract, glaucoma, uveitis, and more. The concise chapter structure features liberal use of color—with 330 full-color line artworks, call-out boxes, summaries, and schematics for easy navigation and understanding. This comprehensive resource provides you with a better and more practical understanding of the science behind eye disease and its relation to treatment. Covers all areas of disease in ophthalmology including retina, cornea, cataract, glaucoma, and uveitis for the comprehensive information you need for managing clinical cases. Presents a unique and pragmatic blend of necessary basic science and clinical application to serve as a clinical guide to understanding the cause and rational management of ocular disease. Features 330 full-color line artworks that translate difficult concepts and discussions into concise schematics for improved understanding and comprehension. Provides the expert advice of internationally recognized editors with over 40 years of experience together with a group of world class contributors in basic science and clinical ophthalmology.

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Salivary Gland Disorders


Author: Eugene N. Myers,Robert L. Ferris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540470727
Category: Medical
Page: 518
View: 8883
Co-edited by Eugene N. Myers, a world-famous expert in the field, this has got to be the last word on salivary gland disorders. The disorders themselves cover a broad array of diseases, both benign and malignant. Thus, the contents of this book have been organized to reflect the diverse nature of salivary gland anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction in various states of disease. In this way, the evolution of the field and its diagnostic and therapeutic management are better demonstrated. Covering everything from practical diagnosis to gland tumor therapy, this really is a crucial work for any surgeon working in the facial or neck regions.

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Diagnostic Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck E-Book


Author: Douglas R. Gnepp
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437719511
Category: Medical
Page: 1224
View: 3613
This resource is the authoritative guide to problematic areas of the head and neck for the surgical pathologist. With particular emphasis placed on diagnostic problems and differential diagnosis in addition to coverage of more common diagnostically straightforward lesions, you’ll get the most complete diagnostic picture possible. The updated second edition features new coverage and a more user-friendly layout. Features the most comprehensive collection of head and neck pathology specimens in one reference for comparison with your findings. Covers rare as well as common diagnoses to help you identify even the most obscure disease entities. Provides clinicopathologic correlations throughout to give you all the information you need to formulate a complete diagnostic report. Emphasizes differential diagnosis and avoiding diagnostic pitfalls so you can overcome difficult diagnostic challenges. Covers FNA cytology, molecular genetic techniques, and immunohistochemistry to present the most compete diagnostic picture possible. Presents a brand-new chapter on specimen handling to ensure effective processing and reporting of head and neck specimens. Features more than 1700 full-color illustrations that capture the pathologic and cytopathologic appearances of the full range of common and rare neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions.

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Current Concepts in the Management of Pathologic Conditions, An Issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics,


Author: John H. Campbell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455771562
Category: Medical
Page: 116
View: 8580
Guest Editor John Campbell presents a comprehensive look at pathologic conditions. The issue will cover tumors of the tongue base and hypopharynx, keratocystic odontogenic tumors, third molar pathology, sinus grafting, oral cancer, burning tongue, parotid pathology, verrucous hyperkeratosis and verrucous carcinoma, osteonecrosis, fluorescent intraoperative angiography, neuropathic pain, and more.

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Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry


Author: Crispian Scully
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702059633
Category: Medical
Page: 768
View: 5448
This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. Detailed coverage outlines the complete relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment to dentistry – essential knowledge for the whole dental team User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment Clearly written with excellent use of illustrations, the book is an essential, easy to use, reliable source of information Text completely updated and re-organised to increase focus on the more dentally-relevant aspects of medicine and subject areas that have undergone recent change Entries more fully alphabetized to improve access to information Accompanying ‘key points boxes’ highlight the most crucial aspects of specific medical conditions Content peer-reviewed by a specialist Advisory Board to ensure accuracy of information and the inclusion of the latest advances Additional coverage of autoinflammatory disorders, biological response modifiers, craniofacial transplantation, drug reactions, drug-resistant microbial infections, osteonecrosis, and immune reconstitution syndrome Completely new entries such as alternative and complementary medicine, health promotion, men’s issues and occupational health New national and international guidelines, selected recent references and up-to-date websites

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Controversies in the Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient


Author: Yigal Leykin,Jay B. Brodsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847026342
Category: Medical
Page: 306
View: 4830
The prevalence of obesity, an important risk factor for various diseases, has increased markedly worldwide in recent years. The results of long-term dietary behavioural therapy, however, remain sadly inadequate, with a relapse rate of about 90%. Surgery is still the only effective treatment for these patients. The annual number of weight loss operations performed in the United States in the early 1990s totaled only about 16,000, but by 2005 the figure exceeded 200,000. The anesthetic care of severely obese patients entails particular issues, and difficulties are believed to escalate in the presence of co-morbidities. Despite this, outcome data in respect of anesthetic care and pain management are still scarce. Anesthetic Management of the Obese Patient considers a wide range of important practical issues and controversies. Key questions in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management are carefully addressed, and different approaches are evaluated, casting light on their effectiveness and limitations. Written by world leaders in the field, this book will be an invaluable aid for anesthesiologists.

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Abeloff's Clinical Oncology E-Book


Author: John E. Niederhuber,James O. Armitage,James H Doroshow,Michael B. Kastan,Joel E. Tepper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455728810
Category: Medical
Page: 2224
View: 7484
Practical and clinically focused, Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology is a trusted medical reference book designed to capture the latest scientific discoveries and their implications for cancer diagnosis and management of cancer in the most accessible manner possible. Abeloff’s equips everyone involved - from radiologists and oncologists to surgeons and nurses - to collaborate effectively and provide the best possible cancer care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Select the most appropriate tests and imaging studies for cancer diagnosis and staging of each type of cancer, and manage your patients in the most effective way possible by using all of the latest techniques and approaches in oncology. Enhance your understanding of complex concepts with a color art program that highlights key points and illustrates relevant scientific and clinical problems. Stay at the forefront of the latest developments in cancer pharmacology, oncology and healthcare policy, survivorship in cancer, and many other timely topics. See how the most recent cancer research applies to practice through an increased emphasis on the relevance of new scientific discoveries and modalities within disease chapters. Streamline clinical decision making with abundant new treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as concrete management recommendations. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of preeminent multidisciplinary experts in the field of oncology, including previous Abeloff’s editors John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, and Michael B. Kastan as well as new editors James H. Doroshow from the National Cancer Institute and Joel E. Tepper of Gunderson & Tepper: Clinical Radiation Oncology. Quickly and effortlessly access the key information you need with the help of an even more user-friendly, streamlined format. Access the complete contents anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, and test your mastery of the latest knowledge with 500 online multiple-choice review questions.

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Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient - E-Book


Author: James W. Little,Donald Falace,Craig Miller,Nelson L. Rhodus
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323088015
Category: Medical
Page: 736
View: 3827
Learn how common medical conditions can affect the course of the dental treatment a patient receives. This updated, concise reference provides the information you need to provide appropriate dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Featuring vivid illustrations and well-organized tables in each chapter, this text gives you the in-depth details and the overall summaries you need to get to the root of your patients’ needs. Organization of medical conditions provides a brief overview of the basic disease process, epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, and currently accepted medical therapy of each disorder. This is followed by a detailed explanation and recommendations for specific dental management. Coverage of dosages, side effects, and drug interactions with medications used in dentistry, including those used during pregnancy. Chapters focusing on major health problems in the US and other nations include, ischemic hearth disease, smoking and tobacco use cessation, sleep-related breathing disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients. Appendix on the therapeutic management of common oral lesions provides a quick reference to the causative factors, clinical description, currently accepted therapeutic management, and patient education regarding common oral conditions. Appendix on alternative and complementary drugs looks at herbal remedies, specifically efficacy, adverse effects/reactions, medical problems, drug interactions, and dental implications. NEW! Chapter on drug and alcohol abuse discusses the effects of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines/methamphetamine, and alcohol, along with considerations for both medical and dental management. NEW! 2009 AAOS statement on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements provides recommendations to supplement practitioners in their clinical judgment regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with a joint prosthesis.

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Clinical Management of Thyroid Disease E-Book


Author: Fredric E. Wondisford,Sally Radovick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437719694
Category: Medical
Page: 440
View: 4412
Clinical Management of Thyroid Disease is an exciting new book edited by Fredric Wondisford, MD—developer of the revolutionary new drug, Thyrotropin—and Sally Radovick, MD, with contributions from experts in the field. It fulfills the niche of a succinct, clinical resource to help you translate research into practice. This full-color volume offers valuable information on thyroid cancer and non-cancerous lesions, the effect of drugs on thyroid function, genetic disorders, and more in an accessible, easy-to-read consistent format. Presents the expertise of authors and editorial staff comprised of leaders in the field of thyroid research and clinical management for the best-qualified guidance on diagnosis and treatment. Provides a full-color, comprehensive approach that makes valuable information easy to locate and quick to read. Covers relevant topics applicable to all levels of training and expertise to serve as a detailed clinical reference on everything from the basic to the sophisticated. Captures research advances on hot topics such as thyroid cancer and non-cancerous lesions, the effect of drugs on thyroid function, and genetic disorders so that you can incorporate them into the way you treat patients.

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Oral Medicine: A Handbook for Physicians, An Issue of Medical Clinics,


Author: Eric Stoopler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323323820
Category: Medical
Page: 265
View: 1503
This issue of the Medical Clinics of North America, devoted to Oral Medicine, is edited by Drs. Eric T. Stoopler and Thomas P. Sollecito. Articles in this issue include: Anatomical and examination considerations of the oral cavity; Common dental and periodontal diseases; Common dental and orofacial trauma; Normal variations of oral anatomy and common oral soft tissue lesions; Oral cancer; Oral mucosal disorders; Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs); Orofacial pain syndromes; and Salivary gland disorders.

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The Baking Powder Controversy


Author: Abraham Cressy Morrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Baking-powder
Page: 2109
View: 6079