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  • Audience: first and second year medical students; nursing practitioner students; physician assistant students; residents in internal medicine, anesthesiology, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine; and respiratory therapists
  • Emphasizes comprehension of fundamental concepts over memorization
  • All major concepts illustrated with figures
  • Clinical study questions and answers and problem-based examples in each chapter
  • New to this edition: correlations to clinical medicine at the end of each chapter, updated text throughout, additional tables added to highlight key concepts, and updated references

Pediatric Exercise Medicine: From Physiologic Principles to Healthcare Applicationdraws from the most current research activity in the area to examine physical activity as a prerequisite to the good health and physical performance of children. The book also considers the effects of lack of exercise on children and the relevance of exercise to clinical pediatrics for children with chronic diseases.

While Pediatric Exercise Medicine: From Physiologic Principles to Healthcare Applicationemphasizes clinically related issues, it provides comprehensive coverage of the child-exercise-health triad of importance to all professionals serving young people. The text identifies current research in the area of pediatric exercise. It also helps the reader to compare the exercise responses of healthy children to the responses of children with clinical impairments. In turn, readers will recognize the factors that can influence children's activity behavior, trainability, and performance.

The book contains three chapters related to the normal physiological and perceptual exercise responses of the healthy child. The next nine chapters consider the effects of exercise on children with clinical impairments, including asthma, diabetes, cerebral palsy, and obesity.

A special feature is the coverage of children's trainability and the factors that can influence performance. The information, including environmental stressors on children, will be of interest to scholars and students as well as to coaches working in this area.

The book also has these features:

-Extensive graphic interpretation of the data—more than 250 illustrations

-Helpful reference tables

-Six appendixes on normative data, methods, energy-equivalent tables for different activities,scaling for body size, and a glossary of terms.
In Pediatric Exercise Medicine: From Physiologic Principles to Healthcare Application,you'll find content you can apply in your daily work as a therapist, exercise scientist, physician, or other professional. You'll also find evidence-based rationale for the need for physical activity as a preventive measure and treatment of disease in children.

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders is a guide for musculoskeletal medicine trainees and physicians to the art and science of writing therapy prescriptions and developing individualized treatment plans. Chapters are written by teams of musculoskeletal physicians, allied health professionals, and trainees to underscore the importance of collaboration in designing programs and improving outcomes.

The book employs a literature-driven treatment approach to the common musculoskeletal problems that clinicians encounter on a daily basis. Each condition-specific chapter includes clinical background and presentation, physical examination, and diagnostics, followed by a comprehensive look at the rehabilitation program. Case examples with detailed therapy prescriptions reinforce key points. The book includes a bound-in DVD with downloadable patient handouts for most conditions.

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders Features:

  • A concise but comprehensive approach to the conservative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
  • A focus on developing individualized treatment plans incorporating physical modalities, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise
  • A logical framework for writing effective therapy-based prescriptions for common limb and spine problems
  • Case examples with detailed therapy prescriptions
  • A targeted review of the associated literature in each condition-specific chapter
  • A DVD with illustrated handouts covering home modalities and therapeutic exercises for key problems that can be provided to patients
  • The first reference bringing together physicians, allied health professionals, and residents to provide an integrated foundation for improved team care utilizing an evidence-based approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation

Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork will impress students and professionals in massage therapy as being a unique, ready reference for a wide variety of information relevant to the profession. Why look through numerous texts when everything you will want to find can be found inside one handy, pocket size resource? Concise and user-friendly, find quick access to over 2,000 definitions and terms that will be encountered daily by massage therapy students and professionals. Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork also contains 22 appendices on important topics such as AMTA Standards of Practice, medical codes for massage therapy, and acronyms and abbreviations.

Medical Physiology presents the physiological concepts essential to clinical medicine. Each chapter provides conceptual diagrams to facilitate comprehension of difficult concepts, and presents both normal and abnormal clinical conditions to illustrate how physiology serves as an important basis for diagnosis and treatment. Hallmark pedagogical features emphasize problem-solving skills and promote review and retention: Clinical Focus and From Bench to Bedside boxes, a comprehensive glossary, and online USMLE-style review questions with answers and explanations. Companion web site offers additional resources for students (question bank, animations, searchable text) and faculty (image and test banks, PowerPoint slides for use in class).

The spleen is an organ responsible for many biological functions, such as immunological defense, the removal of foreign particles from the blood stream, the metabolism of bilirubins, lipids and several amino acids, the control of the number and maturity of blood leukocytes and platelets and haematopoesis.
This book is a collection of medical methods written exclusively to show the spleen in relation to basic sciences (anatomy and physiology) and related clinical practice and is a useful resource for clinical physicians, haematologists, oncologists, general surgeons, oncologic surgeons, trauma surgeons, resident physicians and medical students.

High-Yield™ Lung is the first in a series of High-Yield™ Systems books by a best-selling medical textbook author that cover the basic sciences of the medical school curriculum using a systems-based approach. This approach helps students integrate their first two years' course material and offers excellent preparation for USMLE Step 1 and clinical rotations.

Chapters cover each basic science—embryology, gross anatomy, radiology, histology, physiology, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology—as it relates to the pulmonary system. The book is replete with radiographs, CT and MRI scans, and micrographs of normal tissue and pathologic conditions. Sections of the book are tabbed for easy reference.

High-Yield™ Kidney is the third in a series of High-Yield™ Systems books by a best-selling medical textbook author that cover the basic sciences of the medical school curriculum using a systems-based approach. This approach helps students integrate their first two years' course material and offers excellent preparation for USMLE Step 1 and clinical rotations.

Chapters cover each basic science—anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and pathology—as it relates to the kidneys. The book is replete with radiographs, CT and MRI scans, and micrographs of normal tissue and pathologic conditions. Sections of the book are tabbed for easy reference.

Tendon ailments are a significant cause of morbidity among athletes of all levels and are increasing in prevalence. Their management is often empirical, and para-scientific, only looking at the biological aspects of tendon ailments. This book conveys a comprehensive and concise body of knowledge on the management of tendon problems in sportspeople with practical details of clinical protocols.

Tendon Injuries: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine is specifically dedicated to the clinical aspects of tendinopathy and provides the required knowledge and scientific basis for the sports medicine practitioner, orthopedic specialist and student facing upper and lower limb tendon ailments in athletes. A comprehensive review of tendon disorders is given and modern criteria of management outlined to form the basis of effective clinical management of this group of patients.

This concise, lucid textbook provides a basis for understanding the function of the respiratory system and a framework for the treatment of many respiratory diseases. It was developed as a working text with problem-solving exercises for the student's use in reviewing each chapter. The writing style flows easily from one topic to another. Mathematical relationships are presented in a simple way and are clearly explained. The illustrations are carefully designed to convey ideas in an easy-to-understand format. The book's scope is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of respiratory physiology, including pulmonary anatomy and microstructure, mechanics, gas exchange, acid-base balance and control mechanisms. Unlike many texts, this one strikes a good balance between the principles of pulmonary gas exchange (ventilation, perfusion, gas exchange efficiency) and the neural control of respiration (central and chemical mechanisms and reflexes). It emphasizes integrative aspects of respiration such as the system's response to altitude, hyperbaric environments, exercise, sleep, and the in utero and early postnatal period. The second edition has been reorganized to make the book more approachable by students, and it has been updated throughout, including many new ideas about the distribution of lung blood blow and respiratory rhythm generation.