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Features over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct face reading. Offering an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, this title helps practitioners to learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine.
A guide to the examination of patients with lesions of the peripheral nerves and nerve roots. It illustrates both motor and sensory testing by colour photographs.
Suitable for all those who work in the Emergency Department, this book offers step-by-step analytical approaches which help them to answer this question: "These images look normal to me, but... how can I be sure that I am not missing a subtle but important abnormality?"
Neurological examination is one of the most intimidating procedures for medical students and junior doctors to perform and be assessed on. This book guides you through the essentials of neurological examination - providing the relevant background and telling you what to do, what you can find and what it means.
Suitable for all complementary medicine, massage therapy and manual therapy practitioners and students alerting them to 'red flag' symptoms, this title offers guidance on how best to respond to those symptoms and signs of disease which can be readily discerned through routine history taking and basic examination of the body.
Provides an introduction to the way the industry goes about the discovery and development of new drugs. This title provides an account from its origins in the mediaeval apothecaries' trade, and discusses the changing understanding of what we mean by disease, and summarizes case histories of the discovery and development of some important drugs.
Divided into 5 sections, this book covers: basic optical structure of the human eye; image formation and refraction of the eye; interactions between light and the eye, considering transmission, reflection and scatter in the media of the eye and at the fundus; aberrations and retinal image quality; and more.
Clinical Chemistry considers what happens to the body's chemistry when affected by disease. Each chapter covers the relevant basic science and effectively applies this to clinical practice. It includes discussion on diagnostic techniques and patient management and makes regular use of case histories to emphasise clinical relevance, summarise chapter key points and to provide a useful starting point for examination revision. The clear and engaging writing style appreciated by generations of readers has been retained in this new (eighth) edition, while the content has been thoroughly updated throughout. The approach and scope of this trusted text makes it ideal for integrated medical curricula for medical training and for students and practitioners of clinical and biomedical science. The complementary online version of the book, including additional self-assessment material, completes this superb learning package. Comes with complete, downloadable eBook on Student Consult Additional self-assessment materials - interactive clinical cases and two tier level MCQs ('standard' and 'advanced') New introductory chapter on basic biochemistry - including solutions, solutes, ionisation, pH, buffers, amino acids, peptides and proteins, enzyme activity, including kinetic properties, DNA structure 'Light bulb' sections give practical advice and clarify difficult concepts or potential pitfalls Updated references to core guidelines (UK and international) reflect latest best practice
Explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. This title covers core nursing skills that are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory.
Explains various echo techniques available, what an echo can and cannot give and puts echo into a clinical perspective. This book is suitable for qualified physicians, general practitioners, cardiac technicians, nurses and paramedics.
An introductory manual for the use of clinical hypnosis in the treatment of medical and psychological problems and disorders. It is written with the interests and needs of the doctor or dentist in mind. It also explores the theoretical and historical background to hypnosis, and several key techniques and approaches.