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Fast Facts: Smoking Cessation
eBook
Published: 2007
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Fast Facts: Schizophrenia
eBook
Published: 1998
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Fast Facts: Lymphoma (2nd edition)
eBook
Published: October, 2014

This second edition of Fast Facts: Lymphoma aims to impart a clear understanding of the nature of lymphoma and the current principles of its management. It is hoped that this up-to-date edition wil...l be a valuable resource for training specialist nurses in the field of hemato-oncology who are involved in the care of patients with lymphoma.

Fast Facts: Breast Cancer
eBook
Published: 2014

With more precise diagnosis, refined treatments and advances in adjuvant systemic therapy being adopted in the general population, we are currently experiencing the most exciting period in breast c...ancer management.

Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis
eBook
Published: April 2014
The diagnostic criteria for Multiple Sclerosis MS has recently been revised and there has been significant progress made in the search for contributing factors towards the development of this conditio...n.
Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes
eBook
Published: January 2014
By the year 2020 cardiovascular disease is estimated to become the leading worldwide cause of death and disability. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are a major part of cardiovascular disease and contin...ue to be a major cause of acute hospitalisation. Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes is an international evidence-based publication that will update health care professionals' knowledge of the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of ACS.
Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias
eBook
Published: 2013
This highly readable handbook is a practical resource for all primary care physicians, cardiologists in training, cardiac nurses, technicians and medical students seeking a better understanding of the... mechanisms of arrhythmias and the contemporary therapies available, with a view to improving patient care.
Fast Facts: Renal Disorders
eBook
Published: 2013
Written by three specialists of international repute, Fast Facts: Renal Disorders provides the key information required for the optimal care of renal patients. This fully updated second edition will h...elp healthcare professionals assess, identify, treat and refer patients with renal problems appropriately. Directly applicable to the clinical setting, it is essential reading for all primary care providers, junior hospital doctors, specialist trainees, renal nurses and medical students.
Fast Facts: Asthma
eBook
Published: 2013
Despite the availability of many effective treatments for asthma, patients' control of the condition is often suboptimal. Now in its third edition, Fast Facts: Asthmadelivers a clear practical message... - improved asthma control can be achieved through efficient commonsense delivery of asthma care. This highly readable and well-illustrated book examines the essentials of good asthma care, distilled from the latest international guidelines and best available evidence. These include:
The Gynecologist's Perspective
eChapter  1
Added: 28/02/2013
The Gynecologist’s Perspective provides the fundamental guidelines for performing an accurate assessment on any patient presenting with a vulvar or vaginal complaint. A thorough assessment forms the... foundations for an accurate diagnosis, and this in turn leads to an optimal and effective management plan for the patient. Written by a distinguished gynaecologist, this eChapter provides the reader with a systematic gynaecological assessment methodology that is thorough, easy to understand and simple to apply in clinical practice.
Developmental Abnormalities
eChapter  8
Added: 28/02/2013
Developmental abnormalities of the vulva and vagina are commonly manifest at birth but may also present during delayed puberty, sexual intercourse or during an obstructed labour. Divided into conditio...ns where the gender of the genitalia is not in question, and those where there are various degrees of clitoral enlargement, labial fusion and where gonadal abnormalities show one or more facets of male genitalia, this chapter describes the conditions associated with each of these conditions in turn, and describes contemporary management options.
The Oncologist’s Perspective
eChapter  3
Added: 28/02/2013
Although cancers of the vulva and vagina are uncommon, they are a particularly challenging disease to treat. Understanding the diagnosis and management of benign, pre-malignant and malignant pathologi...es is greatly enhanced when conducted in a collaborative manner with a gynaecologic oncologist, or with an understanding of the fundamentals of an oncological approach. To address this need, this eChapter provides an introductory review of the oncologists perspective towards the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the vulva and vagina.
Normal Variations
eChapter  7
Added: 28/02/2013
When performing an assessment of the female genital tract, it is essential not just to understand the appearance of the normal anatomy, but also the normal variations of this anatomy that may occur. W...hen these normal variations are identified, they may sometimes require treatment to improve quality of life, and this eChapter identifies and describes the most common normal variations of the female genital tract, provides criteria for diagnosis and outlines the preferred treatment of these variations.
Neoplasms
eChapter  13
Added: 28/02/2013
Some of the most complex disorders of the vulva and vagina are the neoplasms, and this is because of the variety of cells native to the anatomy gives rise to a wide range of possibilities in terms of ...potential cancer types. This comprehensive eChapter has been written by a distinguished gynaecological oncologist and provides descriptions, clinical features, diagnostic and treatment guidelines for over 240 different neoplasms of the vulva and vagina, and is an excellent resource for any health professional.
The Pathologist’s Perspective
eChapter  5
Added: 28/02/2013
Good pathology is crucial to the management of vulvovaginal disease, but how is good pathology obtained? There are two clinical situations in which a tissue sample is sent for pathology: rashes and di...screte lesions. Rashes are sent for accurate pathological diagnosis, but lesions require in addition to confirmation of clinical diagnosis, the pathological assessment of prognostic factors and margins. This eChapter describes both approaches in detail, including biopsy techniques, and tips on how to read a pathologist’s report.
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders and Di...sorders of Pigmentation
eChapter  11
Added: 28/02/2013
This eChapter is part of the Vulva and Vaginal Manual, and draws together two important areas associated with the treatment of diseases of the vulva and vagina: diseases cause by endocrine and metabol...ic disorders, and diseases caused by disorders of pigmentation. A range of disorders are described, including their clinical features, diagnosis and treatment, and this illustrated eChapter will be a valuable resource for anyone wishing to refresh their knowledge of this complex aspect of women’s health.
Trauma
eChapter  12
Added: 28/02/2013
Trauma to the female genital tract is unfortunately relatively common, and often occurs during childbirth. However, serious genital trauma may also occur during consensual or non-consensual sex or be ...self-induced or accidental in origin, with all injuries requiring significant skills to identify and treat appropriately. This eChapter is from the eBook The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, and describes the most common forms of trauma to female genitalia, including an extended discussion on the topic of female circumcision.
The Psychologist's Perspective
eChapter  4
Added: 28/02/2013
Managing patients with gynaecological difficulties requires a great deal of sensitivity as well as an understanding of female sexuality, psychosocial and cultural issues. The genitals have many social..., religious, emotional and moral connotations and, along with sexual behaviour, still carry many taboos. As such, working in this area requires a sound knowledge base, patience and good interview skills. This eChapter aims address that need and clarify some of the nonmedical factors associated with chronic vulvar symptoms.
The Dermatologist's Perspective
eChapter  2
Added: 28/02/2013
It is increasingly common for gynaecologists and dermatologists to work in partnership in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the vulva and vagina. This is because understanding the fundamenta...ls of dermatology applicable to the vulva and vagina has repeatedly been shown to be a valuable adjunct to the rationalisation of diagnosis, classification, investigation and management of disease. This eChapter describes these fundamentals in detail, describes the common dermatological conditions of the vulva, and provides guidance regarding contemporary treatment options.
The Basics
eChapter  6
Added: 28/02/2013
This richly illustrated eChapter provides an overview of the anatomy, histology and microbiology of the female genital tract. Including sections on embryology, illustrated anatomy, histology, and the ...non-epithelial cells and hormone receptors of the vulva, the eChapter serves as an excellent primer or reference for both those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the female genital region, and those wishing to explore the other eChapters of the Vulva and Vaginal Manual.

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