Basics of Cryosurgery

Author: Nikolai N. Korpan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709162254

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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Basics of Cryosurgery is the first publication specialising in the fundamentals of modern cryosurgery. This book presents what is currently known in modern cryosurgery and is the first on the subject to appear at the start of the third millennium. It aims to contribute to the further development of this branch of medicine, which is set to become indispensable in treating patients. Basics of Cryosurgery is a unique contribution - no previous work has compiled in one source all available scientific data on the theoretical, experimental, and clinical investigations that have been undertaken in the field of cryosurgery.

Musculoskeletal Cancer Surgery

Treatment of Sarcomas and Allied Diseases

Author: Martin M. Malawer,Paul H. Sugarbaker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306484072

Category: Medical

Page: 626

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Steven A. Rosenberg, MD In the past two decades significant progress has quality of life. The use of local radiation therapy has occurred, in the management of patients with mus- had a profound impact on the ability to achieve local loskeletal cancers, that has improved both the survival control. Cooperation between surgeons and radiation and the quality of life of afflicted patients. Changes in therapists often results in the tailoring of surgical p- the management of these patients have mirrored cedures to maximize the combined application of these trends in the entire field of oncology. two effective treatment modalities. Although impact on The most significant change has been improvement overall survival has not been demonstrated due to the in the surgical techniques for the resection of musculo- addition of radiation therapy, important advances in skeletal cancers based on a detailed understanding of improving the quality of life of patients receiving this the anatomic features of each particular tumor site, as combined-modality treatment have been evident. well as an appreciation of the natural biology that affects A third change impacting on the survival of patients the local spread of these tumors. The current volume of with musculoskeletal cancers has been the aggressive Musculoskeletal Cancer Surgery: Treatment of Sarcomas and resection of metastatic deposits.

Clinical Pain Management Second Edition: Practice and Procedures

Author: Harald Breivik,Michael Nicholas,William Campbell,Toby Newton-John

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340940069

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 744

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Largely reorganised and much expanded in this second edition, Practice and Procedures brings together in a single volume general methods of pain assessment and presents the wide range of therapies that can be provided by a range of health care disciplines. Authored by a multidisciplinary team of experts, chapters can stand alone for readers looking for a general overview of the methods of techniques for pain management available to them or work to complement chapters in the preceeding three volumes, providing practical procedures and applications in the management of acute, chronic and cancer pain. The book is divided into three parts. Part One covers the principles of measurement and diagnosis, including history taking and examination, the selection of pain measures, diagnostic tests and novel imaging techniques. Part Two discusses the full range of therapeutic protocols available, from pharmacological therapies, through psychological techniques, physical therapy and international procedures, to techniques specific to pain assessment and management in paediatric patients. Part Three provides information on planning, conducting, analysing and publishing clinical trials, with invaluable guidance on the techniques of systematic review and meta-analysis in pain research. Part Four considers the role of multidisciplinary pain management teams, their organization, their place within different health care systems, and how best to manage change when implementing such a service. Part Five concludes the volume, investigating the use of guidelines, standards and quality improvement initiatives in the management of post-operative pain, and discussing the expert medicolegal report.

Cryosurgery

A Practical Manual

Author: Paola Pasquali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662439395

Category: Medical

Page: 315

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This book aims to fill the gap created by the lack of formal training in cryosurgery, which leads not only to an underutilization of the technique but also to inappropriate uses with unpleasant consequences for patients. The book covers all practical aspects of cryosurgery and also offers a theoretical foundation for practice. Basic principles, equipment, and techniques are described, and procedures are explained step by step for a range of applications, including common benign lesions, vascular lesions, premalignant conditions, and malignancies. An important feature is the coverage of the latest advances in combination treatments such as topical drugs and cryosurgery, ultrasound and cryosurgery, photography and cryosurgery, cryobiopsy, and immuno cryosurgery. Use of cryosurgery as palliative treatment is also discussed, and the closing chapters consider postoperative care, complications, and future directions.

Cutaneous Cryosurgery

Author: Richard P. Usatine,Daniel L. Stulberg,Graham B. Colver

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482214768

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Cutaneous Cryosurgery is an invaluable practical guide for the management of benign, premalignant, and malignant skin lesions. The book provides practitioners with all the information needed to add cryosurgery to their surgical repertoire. For practitioners already using cryosurgery, many pearls are provided to expand the use of cryosurgery for new indications along with helpful tips for the use of cutting-edge cryosurgical equipment. This new edition of an established reference uses an evidence-based approach, including a chapter reviewing the evidence for using cryosurgery to treat viral warts, actinic keratosis, and basal cell carcinoma. It also discusses patient consent, aftercare, side effects, and complications. In addition, the book reviews other low-temperature systems used for therapeutic tissue destruction. With nearly 300 clinical color photographs, the book is an outstanding resource for dermatologists, family physicians, other primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists, plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and oculoplastic surgeons alike.






Pain Management E-Book

Author: Steven D. Waldman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437736033

Category: Medical

Page: 1248

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Regarded as the premiere clinical reference in its field, Pain Management, 2nd Edition, edited by noted pain authority Dr. Steven Waldman, provides comprehensive, practical, highly visual guidance to help you effectively apply the most recent evidence-based advances in pain management. This popular text has been updated with 13 new chapters that include the latest information on interventional and ultrasound-guided techniques, acute regional pain nerve blocks, and more. A user-friendly format with lavish illustrations enables you to access trusted guidance quickly...and apply the information easily...to bring effective pain relief to your patients. Tap into the experience of the book’s editor, Dr. Steven D. Waldman—author of numerous groundbreaking pain management references—and a diverse collection of leading international experts, many of whom are new to this edition. Effectively diagnose and manage any type of pain by implementing the latest, evidence-based approaches including interventional and ultrasound-guided techniques, and acute regional pain nerve blocks. Keep up with the most essential and latest topics with fully revised chapters and 13 new chapters that include information on central pain modulation, ultrasound-guided procedures, myelopathy, and more. Find the critical answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a templated format, with all content solely reviewed by Dr. Waldman to insure consistency throughout. Make more accurate diagnoses and perform nerve blocks successfully with unmatched guidance from 1100 full-color, large-scale illustrations.






Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884254222

Category: Pet medicine

Page: 285

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This collection of ophthalmology articles contain information about: neuroophthalmology, visual disturbance, lens and cataract formation, anisocoria, canine glaucoma, corneal diseases in the dog, eyelid diseases, Exophthalmos in dogs and cats, canine ulcerative keratitis, corneal sequestration in cats, cystic lesions, keratoconjunctivitis, ophthalmic emergencies in cats and dogs and cryosurgical techniques in veterinary ophthalmology.

Modern Veterinary Practice

International Veterinary Reference Service, Large Animal Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Veterinary medicine

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Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery

Author: E.I. Kandel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461307031

Category: Medical

Page: 724

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Soon after neurosurgery had advanced past the stage of that older neurosurgeons will consider their cra removing lesions on the surface of the brain, it became niotomies quite adequate for the relief of many neu apparent that subcortical diseased tissue could not be rological disorders that Professor Kandel shows so excised safely by the usual surgical techniques because clearly to be amenable to stereotactic intervention, of the risk of damaging overlying normal structures. there are many lesions that undoubtedly can be reached Various means of reaching deep-seated lesions were more easily and with less risk to life and limb by ster devised, most of which attempted to approach the eotactic than by open procedures. pathological tissue through "silent areas" of the brain. This book is not just a description of operative However, these operations often resulted in serious procedures, although it does give clear accounts of neurological deficits. Spiegel and Wycis's modifica surgical techniques. It presents the postoperative histo tion of the Horsley-Clarke apparatus to reach targets ries of patients who have been cured or markedly re deep in the human brain introduced a new approach to lieved of longstanding afflictions; these persons have subcortical surgery. True, as Professor Edward Kandel been followed for 10 to 15 or more years, so that the relates, Russian surgeons had pioneered in the field, results may be considered more or less permanent.