“Packed with information that is useful on a daily basis. This book will be useful for all who care for children with disabilities or chronic disase.” -Journal of Parental and Enteral Nutrition Food and nutrition studies are more relevant to the practice of medicine than ever before. As scientific understanding of these links has expanded over the last decade, the need for an authoritative reference has never been greater. This fully revised and updated edition of PEDIATRIC AND ADULT NUTRITION IN CHRONIC DISEASES, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HEREDITARY METABOLIC DISORDERS offers a comprehensive reference to the nutritional interventions for diseases across the lifespan. Comprising more than 60 topic-based chapters from leading figures in nutrition and medicine, this book is the most up-to-date work on diet as a symptom of, and therapy for, chronic, hereditary, and developmental disorders. Enriched with tables and charts that distill the latest recommendations for nutrient intake, physical activity, this third edition is a convenient and essential resource for busy clinicians and students in nutrition, dietetics, and medical specialties.
Evolved from working with head injured groups at Headway and those attempting to return to work, this is a rich, comprehensive and photocopiable workbook for professionals, carers and clients. It contains over 140 cognitive rehabilitation exercises – tailored for memory, thinking skills, executive functions, awareness and insight, and emotional adjustment. It provides more than 40 information sheets on key problem areas, with questions for the reader, designed to educate and stimulate thinking and discussion.
Suitable for both individuals and groups, it includes questionnaires for clients to complete with or without help and quizzes to evaluate and encourage information retention. Primarily for professionals where exercises or handout sheets can be photocopied and used therapeutically, The Brain Injury Workbook can also be used by carers or family members to provide stimulating activities for a head-injured person. In addition, the head-injured person themselves can work through the book on their own.
Practical and clear, this comprehensive guide to cranio-sacral treatment of the face explains treatment approaches that can make a significant difference to persistent and intractable conditions, enabling profound transformation in quality of life through whole-person integration. The book explores the eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, teeth and jaw, and provides a practical means of resolving the multitude of conditions affecting these crucial areas in a gentle, non-invasive manner, utilising the body’s inherent healing potential. It covers a wide range from persistent ear infections, dental disturbances, facial injury, sinusitis and trigeminal neuralgia, one of the most painful conditions known to the medical world, through to identifying hidden causes of migraine, autism and chronic fatigue and patterns of ill health arising from birth, early childhood and past trauma. Cranial nerve dysfunctions, including polyvagal disturbances, are also included. Hand positions and contacts are clearly presented with over 200 colour photographs and anatomical drawings. A comprehensive presentation of the potential cooperation between dentistry and cranio-sacral therapy is also provided, with contributions from two eminent dentists, providing much needed information on this growing field of integrative medicine. Essential reading in this rapidly expanding area of practice, the book is fully illustrated in colour.
This resource is an accessible tool for practising and trainee paediatric neurologists. It aids diagnosis and patient management in child neurology, with a rational and efficient approach to assessment, investigation and treatment.
Author: Mark J Edwards, Maria Stamelou, Niall Quinn, and Kailash P Bhatia
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Print ISBN-13: 9780198705062
In some ways, movement disorders are amongst the most obvious of neurological disorders; without any special examination techniques beyond simple observation, most movement disorders can be readily appreciated. But how can one take these basic observations and translate them into diagnostic formulations, appropriate investigation, and even treatment? In a specialty where there are few diagnostic tests, and where lists of differential diagnoses of the six main movement disorders seem to expand every week, how does the clinician approach the patient with a movement disorder? This book is designed to guide the reader through this process. This book attempts to build a route from careful targeted history taking and examination through to appropriate investigation and practical treatment advice. Although focus has been kept on the commoner movement disorders, in particular Parkinson’s disease, it has also been ensured that the book is comprehensive by including details of rarer movement disorders, highlighting their clinical features and explaining when they should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Recent years have seen a revolution in the profile of stroke. Often thought of as an untreatable disease we now realize that not only can many strokes be prevented, but acute treatment can have a major impact on outcome. There has been great recent interest in thrombolysis and thrombectomy but other aspects of stroke care including organized stroke unit care, and effective secondary prevention and rehabilitation also have a major impact on outcome. Clinicians looking after stroke patients need rapid access to up-to-date practical information on how to look after stroke patients. This handbook of Stroke Medicine is aimed to provide a ready source of information for both stroke trainees and consultants. It covers diagnosis and investigation of the stroke patient, as well as treatment ranging from primary and secondary prevention, to acute care and rehabilitation. It also covers rarer causes of stroke and the increasing important area of vascular cognitive impairment. It is written to cover the syllabus of the UK stroke specialist training programme and other similar programmes worldwide
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world.
This dermatology handbook is written for core medical trainees, dermatology trainees, and dermatology consultants, but it includes much that will be of value to those working in the community and to medical students who want to know more about the skin. The focus is on medical management, rather than surgical dermatology, i.e. no surgical techniques/procedures. We provide a framework for analysing clinical signs, so that you can develop your diagnostic expertise, and a practical approach to management with answers to questions such as ‘What should I ask?’, ‘What should I look for?’, or ‘What should I do?’. The content has been thoroughly revised and updated with a new chapter on genodermatoses, as well as expanded chapters devoted to cutaneous tumours, cutaneous adverse drug reactions (including new chemotherapeutic agents), paediatrics (including paediatric vascular malformations), and rheumatology (new classification criteria for cutaneous lupus erythematosus). We discuss common or important conditions (and some fascinating rarities), including skin infections and infestations, inflammatory dermatoses (e.g. psoriasis, eczema, acne, urticaria), blistering diseases, oral and genital ulcers, skin tumours, vasculitis, lymphoedema, and leg ulcers. The section on emergency dermatology will help you to recognize and manage life-threatening problems such as angio-oedema, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and purpura fulminans. The chapters on skin problems in medical specialties should be of particular interest to trainees working in a variety of areas—we discuss the approach to skin conditions that you may encounter in paediatrics, rheumatology, haematology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, obstetrics, geriatrics, neurology, and psychiatry.
This is an invaluable resource covering relevant and practical clinical guidance in dealing with complex clinical situations, for those caring for people with neurological problems for the first time. It enables the user to meet the needs of people with neurological problems wherever they are encountered, be it in a neurology, neurosurgery, critical care or rehabilitation setting.
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fully updated for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Neurology is the definitive guide for all those working in neurology and neurosurgery. This practical and concise quick-reference resource includes a wealth of information and invaluable clinical guidance to ensure all readers stay up-to-date in this fast-moving specialty. Now including brand new chapters on neurological emergencies and neurology within other medical specialties, this online guide includes the most current management and treatment options, drugs, and neurosurgical techniques. Covering the entire breadth of neurology with additional sections on neuroanatomy, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurophysiology, it includes common presentations and disorders as well as information on neurological assessment. Also included are illustrations to ensure ease-of reference, and valuable clinical advice from experts in the field.