Lymphoedema Care

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Author: Mary Elizabeth Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470691433

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Lymphoedema is managed most successfully when advice and treatment are provided at an early stage of its development. This book provides all the necessary knowledge and the skills required to identify risk factors for the development of the disease and to equip the health care professional in providing the best advice to the patient. As well as examining the physical signs and symptoms of lymphoedema, the book explores the different types of lymphoedema and reasons for its development. It includes a framework for the assessment of the person with lymphoedema, addresses skin care, compression, and the role of exercise and movement in lymphoedema management. It also examines potential complications of the condition and possible effects upon a patient’s lifestyle. Lymphoedema Care is an invaluable resource for students, nurses and other health professionals wishing to understand more about lymphoedema. • Promotes care of the ‘at risk’ limb in order to minimise problematic swelling • Enables nurses to identify complications and recognise the need for referral • Includes case studies

Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management

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Author: Victoria Harmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198664

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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It gives up-to-date evidence-based information and practical advice on nursing care throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and end-of-life care. --from publisher description.

Understanding lymphoedema

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Author: Macmillan Cancer Support

Publisher: Macmillan Cancer Support

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 92

View: 9006

An ebook about lymphoedema caused by cancer or cancer treatments. Describes what lymphoedema is and discusses its physical effects and treatments, as well as how to prevent it. Also looks at diet and emotional issues - particularly the impact of lymphoedema on body image and sexuality.

Lymphoedema

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Author: Karen Jenns,Robert G. Twycross,Jacquelyne Todd

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857753776

Category: Medical

Page: 377

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This practical reference draws together the combined expertise of a wide range of health professionals in managing this condition. Their work is soundly based on recent research into its pathology, manifestations and treatment to develop appropriate management strategies. Part of the value in this book lies in its reference to patient perspectives and how they can contribute to the most effective care.

The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy - Volume 2 - E-Book

Treatment

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Author: Tim Ainslie

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052906

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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This exciting new resource is designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently treating patients in a range of physiotherapy areas outside the ‘core’ areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology. Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placement or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific treatment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties. A wealth of online learning resources are also available with the Guide, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters. Used along with The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 1 Assessment, Volume 2 Treatment will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist. A blend of resources providing an insight into the ‘non core’ areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the treatment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered. Easy access to nuggets of information on 17 ‘non core’ speciality areas, including burns and plastics, learning disabilities and rehabilitation A handy quick reference tool for both students and physiotherapists Access to online resources including, reference lists, an image bank, 51 cases studies and over 300 MCQs!

Issues in Cancer Treatment: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964750

Category: Medical

Page: 1310

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Issues in Cancer Treatment / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Cancer Treatment. The editors have built Issues in Cancer Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cancer Treatment in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Cancer Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage

A Practical Guide for Therapists

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Author: Elizabeth A. Holey,Eileen M. Cook

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049018

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions. New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques) Case studies throughout the chapters Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book

Breast Cancer

Nursing Care and Management

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Author: Victoria Harmer

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861563538

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This comprehensive book is for all nurses and other health professionals involved in the care of people with breast cancer and covers all aspects of the subject. It gives sound evidence-based information and advice on the nursing care for each stage of the patient's journey. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and topics include the anatomy of the breast, all available treatments, complementary therapies, the psychological care of both patients and their families, and the role of the specialist nurse. With breast cancer increading as the population ages, this book provides a well-balanced approach to all aspects of managing malignancy. The importance of writing from a nursing perspective is underlined so that the essence of support and bedside care is not missed.

Palliative Care

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Author: Christina Faull,Kerry Blankley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006807

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distress and to communicate appropriately with patients. Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological and social issues to clinicians and indeed to society. Patients need us to be knowledgeable, skilful and understanding. The fully revised and updated new edition of Palliative Care outlines the fundamental principles and facts which will enable you to make a very real difference to your patients and their families. Information is provided in an accessible, user-friendly way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multi-professional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of a patient's life. This practical resource, designed to provoke contemplative professional development, and enhance learning will be essential reading for nursing and medical practitioners, and other professionals who support patients in their homes, in care homes, and in hospital.

Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy - E-Book

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Author: Ellen Hillegass,H. Steven Sadowsky

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437703836

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, assessment, and aspects of the cardiopulmonary systems, with a focus on their interaction. The disablement model is used in describing the eight cardiopulmonary practice patterns. Expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting. Incorporating Guide language, her practical approach progresses logically from basic sciences through intervention, and emphasizes lifespan considerations. Material follows The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 2nd Edition, reflecting best practices as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association. Evidence-based content is based on the latest research in the field. Case studies show the application of concepts with real-world examples. Pharmacology chapters reflect both the rehabilitation background of physical therapists and the pharmaceutical expertise of a pharmacist. A focus on wellness follows the disablement model. Information on geriatric and pediatric cardiopulmonary physical therapy is easy to apply to patient situations. Testing for both cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction is conveniently located in a single chapter. Cardiovascular medication information covers the latest drugs used in cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Information on thoracic organ transplantation simplifies and explains these complex procedures. NEW chapters cover the lymphatic system and pediatrics. Revised chapters on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology differentiate between information that is need to know and that is nice to know. An Evolve companion website includes medical animations to illustrate concepts, along with a glossary, glossary exercises, and reference lists from the book linked to MEDLINE abstracts.

Supportive Oncology E-Book

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Author: Mellar P. Davis,Petra Feyer,Petra Ortner,Camilla Zimmermann

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735940

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Supportive Oncology, by Drs. Davis, Feyer, Ortner, and Zimmermann, is your practical guide to improving your patients‘ quality of life and overall outcomes by integrating palliative care principles into the scope of clinical oncologic practice at all points along their illness trajectories. A multidisciplinary editorial team, representing the dual perspectives of palliative medicine and oncology, offers expert guidance on how to effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counselling when appropriate. Integrate complementary palliative principles as early as possible after diagnosis with guidance from a multidisciplinary editorial team whose different perspectives and collaboration provide a well-balanced approach. Effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counseling when appropriate. Improve patients’ quality of life with the latest information on pain and symptom management including managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rehabilitating and counselling long-term survivors, and managing tumor-related symptoms and other complications in the palliative care setting. Prescribe the most effective medications, manage toxicities, and deal with high symptom burdens.

Rutherford's Vascular Surgery E-Book

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Author: Jack L. Cronenwett,K. Wayne Johnston

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243061

Category: Medical

Page: 114

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Published in association with the Society for Vascular Surgery, Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery presents state-of-the-art updates on all aspects of vascular health care. Extensively revised by many new authors to meet the needs of surgeons, interventionalists, and vascular medicine specialists, this medical reference book incorporates medical, endovascular and surgical treatment, as well as diagnostic techniques, decision making and fundamental vascular biology. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Master the latest developments, techniques, and approaches with thorough updates on endovascular applications, vascular access, imaging, non-operative management, and much more. View clinical and physical findings and operative techniques more vividly with a full-color layout and images. Get answers you can depend on. Rutherford's delivers the world’s most trusted information on all major areas of vascular health care, is written by international experts, and includes up-to-date bibliographies and annotated recommended references. Discover emerging techniques in rapidly advancing topics, with special emphasis on endovascular coverage, vascular imaging, angiography, CT and MRI. Explore brand new chapters on dialysis catheters, renovascular disease, and management of branches during endovascular aneurysm. Stay up-to-date with the latest coverage of endovascular procedures that reflects the changing practices and techniques in vascular surgery. Access videos at Expert Consult.

ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease

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Author: Tim England,Akhtar Nasim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118741900

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease provides a structured, practical approach to clinical assessment, investigation and management of the most commonly presenting arterial and venous disorders. Structural and functional abnormalities of arteries and veins manifest clinically in a broad spectrum of disorders, including cerebrovascular and carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, acute and chronic limb ischaemia, vasculitis and varicose veins. This revised edition incorporates new chapters on coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome, visceral artery stenosis and mesenteric ischaemia, and arteriovenous malformations. Many of these common or chronic conditions first present for initial assessment by primary health care professionals. Case vignettes have been added to relevant chapters to aid understanding and decision making. Fully up to date and from an expert editor and contributor team, ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease remains a useful resource for non-specialist doctors such as general practitioners, family physicians and junior doctors in training. It is also a relevant guide for all other primary health care professionals working within the multidisciplinary teams responsible for patients with chronic arterial and venous disorders.

Wound Healing and Skin Integrity

Principles and Practice

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Author: Madeleine Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118442067

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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This comprehensive text integrates related aspects of woundmanagement, skin integrity and dermatology into a convenient,one-stop resource. It explores the theories underpinning woundmanagement and skin integrity by reviewing the supporting evidenceand making practical recommendations for busy clinicians. WoundHealing and Skin Integrity discusses current and future trendsin the management of wounds and maintenance of skin integrity inrespect to international healthcare initiatives and summarises theprinciples of maintaining healthy skin to provide a practical guidethat is accessible to clinicians regardless of professionalbackground. The title fulfils the inter-professional learning agenda andwill be of interest to a wide range of clinicians, includingdoctors; wound management, dermatology and palliative care nursespecialists; community nurses; podiatrists; pharmacists; and anyoneresponsible for managing patients with impaired skin integrity. Key features: A practical, accessible, evidence-based manual on wound careand skin integrity Integrates related aspects of skin integrity, wound managementand dermatology previously found in separate texts into onecomprehensive resource Written from a broad international perspective withcontributions from key international opinion leaders fromAustralia, UK, Canada and Europe Promotes international practice development in relation tomanagement of skin integrity and chronic wounds Full colour illustrations throughout Defines key terms, relates anatomy and physiology toclinical practice and provides a summary of easilyaccessible online learning resources Includes practical tips from expert practitioners, commonlypresented clinical queries and discussion of professionalissues related to skin integrity

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists - E-Book

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Author: Jaime C. Paz,Michele P. West

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069488

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment and confidently develop patient rehabilitation plans with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in a clinical setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, Third Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, medical terminology, and the medical–surgical aspects of acute care. Each chapter focuses on a body system and includes a review of basic structure and function, an overview of a medical–surgical workup, a review of pathophysiology, information on pharmacology, and guidelines for physical therapy intervention. This edition features a larger, slimmer design that highlights clinical tips, decision-making aids, and practice patterns throughout the text so that you can easily locate these tools and apply them to your practice. If you are unfamiliar with the complex acute care environment, this comprehensive resource is just what you need to become more comfortable and better able to manage the specific needs of your patients. Review of body system basics and disease processes in each chapter provides concise information to help you better manage patients in a hospital setting. Familiarizes you with the acute care environment by explaining medical terminology, hospital protocol, and surgical workups Includes updated information on medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, and surgical and invasive procedures pertinent to physical therapy practice Clinical tips throughout the text show you how to maximize safety, quality, and efficiency of care. Over 350 illustrations, tables, and boxed text highlight essential concepts and procedures for quick reference. Uses terminology consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition Focuses on evidence-based practice to help you determine the best interventions including recent literature regarding rehabilitation in the critical care setting. NEW! Pertinent practice patterns from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition are included in each chapter. NEW! Additional illustrations to improve comprehension of the material NEW! More pharmacologic implications for physical therapists, specifically concerning side effects and use of combination drugs. NEW! Additional decision-making algorithms facilitate critical thinking in the clinical setting. NEW! Updated surgical and invasive procedures include minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, bariatric procedures, and complete insight into circulatory assist devices. NEW! Expanded neurological chapter including vestibular dysfunction tests and measures, a discussion of dementia, and the latest in stroke evaluation and management. NEW! Revised appendices discuss the latest concepts in documentation standards, palliative care, and patient safety. NEW! Slimmer, larger format allows the book to lie open for easier reading. NEW! Improved design highlighting clinical tips and other key features lets you locate important information quickly in a busy clinical setting.

Varicose Veins, Venous Disorders, and Lymphatic Problems in the Lower Limbs

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Author: David J. Tibbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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During the last two decades new methods for investigating the venous system in the lower limbs have brought a fresh understanding and transformed many aspects of management. The instruments of research have now become the tools of diagnosis - capable of great accuracy. However, it is not always easy to decide which of the many sophisticated techniques is the most suitable for everyday use. Varicose Veins, Venous Disorders, and Lymphatic Problems in the Lower Limbs has been written with this in mind and provides a comprehensive practical guide, in keeping with modern thought, on the diagnosis and management of venous disorders, deep vein thrombosis, and oedema in the lower limb. The book is arranged in three interrelated parts and written by internationally acknowledged authorities in the field. It is liberally illustrated throughout in colour by photographs and many explanatory diagrams. This book is intended for surgeons with an interest in veins, whether in training or experienced surgeons wishing to update their understanding and methods in a subject that has recently undergone much change. However, it will also be of great value to all those involved in venous and deep vein thrombosis work. Physicians, dermatologists, sclerotherapists, general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, orthotists, and students will find a wealth of information to enhance their understanding and practice.

Nursing the Surgical Patient

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Author: Rosie Pudner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044121

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.

Practical General Practice E-Book

Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management

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Author: Alex Khot,Andrew Polmear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049093

Category: Medical

Page: 792

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

Spirurida Infections—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481635484

Category: Medical

Page: 20

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Spirurida Infections—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Spirurida Infections in a compact format. The editors have built Spirurida Infections—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Spirurida Infections in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Spirurida Infections—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.