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How Doctors Think
by Jerome E. Groopman

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

March 12, 2008

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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.<br /><br />Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.<br /><br />How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.
GRE Prep Plus 2020: Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online +...
by Kaplan Test Prep

Language

English

Pages

710

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Kaplan's <i>GRE Prep Plus 2020</i> guides you through the GRE step-by-step, with expert strategies, essential content review, and 6 practice tests (1 in the book and 5 online). Get an advantage on test day with our proven test-taking strategies, math skills review, and one-year access to online practice and lessons. </b><br /><i>The Best Practice</i><ul><li>Five full-length online tests help you practice in the same computer-based format you'll see on test day.</li><li>One full-length practice test included in the book for easier reference and review.</li><li>More than 1,700 questions with detailed explanations, including brand new questions for this edition.</li><li>Personalize your study plan with the individual performance summary you'll receive after each online practice test.</li><li>Customize your practice with a 500-question online Qbank that lets you select problems by topic and difficulty.</li><li>Chapters on each GRE question type and math skill, with practice sets for each.</li><li>Questions have been reviewed, revised and updated by Kaplan's all-star expert faculty.</li></ul><i>Efficient Strategies and Expert Guidance</i><ul><li>Expert videos on stress-reduction techniques and study planning tactics that can help you ace the GRE.</li><li><i>GRE Prep Plus 2020</i> comes with one-on-one academic support from Kaplan faculty via our Facebook page: facebook.com/KaplanGradPrep</li><li>We know the test: The Kaplan team has spent years studying every GRE-related document available.</li><li>Kaplan's experts ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test.</li><li>We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.</li></ul>
Admission Assessment Exam Review E-Book
by HESI

Language

English

Pages

159

Publication Date

February 04, 2016

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<p>Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional — make sure you’re prepared with <b>Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4<sup>th</sup> Edition</b>! From the testing experts at HESI, this user-friendly guide walks you through the topics and question types found on admission exams, including: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. The guide includes hundreds of sample questions, step-by-step explanations, illustrations, and comprehensive practice exams to help you review the subject areas and hone your test-taking skills. Plus, the pre-test and post-test help identify your specific areas of weakness so you can focus your study time on the subjects you need most. If you want to pass the HESI Admission Assessment Exam or any other admissions assessment exam for health professions that you may encounter, there’s no better resource than HESI’s <i>Admission Assessment Exam Review</i>.</p><ul><li><i><i><b>HESI Hints</b></i></i><b> boxes</b> offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics.</li><li><b>Step-by-step explanations and sample problems in the math section </b>show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation.</li><li><b>Sample questions in all other sections </b>prepare you for the questions you will face on the A2 Exam.</li><li><b>User-friendly vocabulary chapter </b>covers more of the medical terminology that you will face on the A2 Exam.</li><li><b>Easy to read format with consistent section features </b>includes an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted summary to better help you organize your review time and understand the information.</li><li><b>F</b><b>ull-color layout and illustrations</b> visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.</li></ul><ul><b></b><li><b>NEW! 25-question pre-test </b>at the beginning of the text helps you assess your areas of strength and weakness before using the text. </li><li><b>NEW! 50-question comprehensive post –test</b> is included at the back of the text and covers all of the text’s subject areas. The questions will also include rationales for correct/incorrect answers. </li><li><b>NEW! Evolve companion site </b>with <b>two comprehensive practice exams </b>helps hone your review and preparation for the<b> </b>HESI Admission Assessment Exam.</li><li><b>NEW! Physics review questions</b> have been added to ensure you are thoroughly prepared in this subject area.</li></ul>
Basic Immunology E-Book: Functions and Disorders of the Immune Sy...
by , Shiv Pillai

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 25, 2019

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<p>Meticulously reviewed and updated for today’s medical students, <i>Basic Immunology, 6th Edition</i>, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, <i>Cellular and Molecular Immunology</i>. This <b>focused, easy-to-understand volume</b> uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases—<b>all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible.</b></p><ul><b></b><li><b>Emphasizes clinical aspects of immunology</b>, including disease pathogenesis, the development of novel therapies based on basic science, and an appendix of clinical cases for real-world application.</li><li>Provides <b>top-notch instruction</b> from experienced teachers, course directors, and lecturers led by well-known editor and author Dr. Abul Abbas.</li><li>Features a highly readable writing style and practical organization, now with <b>fully revised content and updated images</b> to reflect recent important advances in today’s understanding of the immune system.</li><li>Presents information in a <b>format and style that maximizes usefulness</b> to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology.</li><li>Contains numerous features designed to <b>help students understand key immunologic concepts</b>: high-quality illustrations, practical tables, chapter outlines, bolded key points, and focus questions in every chapter for self-assessment and review.</li><li><b>Evolve Instructor site </b>with a <b>downloadable</b> <b>image bank </b>is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at: <u>https://evolve.elsevier.com</u></li></ul>
Atlas of Human Anatomy E-Book: Digital eBook (Netter Basic Scienc...
by Frank H. Netter

Language

English

Pages

672

Publication Date

December 19, 2017

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<p>The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, <i>Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition</i>, brings you <b>world-renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective</b>. In addition to the famous work of Dr. Frank Netter, you’ll also find nearly 100 paintings by Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado, one of today’s foremost medical illustrators. Together, these two uniquely talented physician-artists highlight the most clinically relevant views of the human body. In addition, more than 50 carefully selected radiologic images help bridge illustrated anatomy to living anatomy as seen in everyday practice.</p><ul><b></b><li><b>Region-by-region coverage</b>, including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each section.</li><b> <p></p></b><li><b>Large, clear illustrations</b> with comprehensive labels not only of major structures, but also of those with important relationships.</li></ul><p>Updates to the 7th Edition – based on requests from students and practitioners alike:</p> <ul> <p></p><li>New Systems Overview section featuring brand-new, full-body views of surface anatomy, vessels, nerves, and lymphatics.</li> <b> <p></p></b><li><b>More than 25 new illustrations</b> by Dr. Machado, including the clinically important fascial columns of the neck, deep veins of the leg, hip bursae, and vasculature of the prostate; and difficult-to-visualize areas like the infratemporal fossa.</li> <b> <p></p></b><li><b>New Clinical Tables</b> at the end of each regional section that focus on structures with high clinical significance. These tables provide quick summaries, organized by body system, and indicate where to best view key structures in the illustrated plates.</li> <b> <p></p></b><li><b>More than 50 new radiologic images</b> – some completely new views and others using newer imaging tools – have been included based on their ability to assist readers in grasping key elements of gross anatomy. </li> <b> <p></p></b><li><b>Updated terminology</b> based on the international anatomic standard, <i>Terminologia Anatomica</i>, with common clinical eponyms included.</li></ul>
Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Carin...
by , Anthony Mazzarelli

Language

English

Pages

0

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?<br /><br />A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?<br /><br />Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis.<br />But the pivotal question is this: Does compassion really matter?<br /><br />In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century.<br /><br />Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science - coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine - demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place.<br /><br />You will see compelling evidence that:<br />- Compassion has vast benefits for patients across a wide variety of conditions<br />- Missed opportunities for compassion can have devastating health effects<br />- Compassion can help reverse the cost crisis in health care<br />- Compassion can be an antidote for burnout among health care providers<br />- 40 seconds of compassion can save a life<br /><br />After seeing all the evidence, the answer is crystal clear: Compassion matters...in not only meaningful but measurable ways.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 01, 2003

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<p><b>A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine.</b></p><p>Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. </p><p>Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives.</p><p>At once tough-minded and humane, <i>Complications</i> is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor.</p><p><i>Complications </i>is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.</p>
Tratado de Medicina Cardiovascular (Spanish Edition)
by , Paul D. Thompson

Language

Spanish

Pages

1628

Publication Date

January 10, 2012

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Tratado de referencia en el campo de la medicina cardiovascular basado en los cambios que se han producido en la última década. Entre ellos se incluye el uso de la angiografía TC multidetectora; el uso rutinario de endoprótesis vasculares con liberación de fármacos por intervención coronaria percutánea; el empleo de procedimientos de aislamiento de venas pulmonares para eliminar la fibrilación auricular; el incremento de la aceptación de estatinas, inhibidores de la ECA y desfibriladores, y la terapia de resincronización para tratar la insuficiencia cardiaca. Estamos en un momento de grandes avances en la genómica asociada a rasgos cardiovasculares complejos como el infarto de miocardio y las valvulopatías, y por esta razón se ha puesto énfasis en los aspectos de genética molecular cardiovascular. En esta 3.² edición se resaltan todos estos importantes cambios. Existen nuevos capítulos que tratan cuestiones como "Mujeres y cardiopatía", "Prevención de la insuficiencia cardíaca", "Células madre y regeneración miocárdica", "Resincronización cardíaca", "Tratamiento perioperatorio", "Reparación valvular percutánea e intracardíaca y procedimientos intracardíacos", además de otros que captan los avances en cardiología molecular.
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI): Winning Strategies From Admissions...
by Samir P. Desai

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

February 22, 2016

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The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) has become the preferred interview format at many health professions programs and medical schools. Applicants seeking admission to these schools face considerable anxiety preparing for these interviews because of a lack of resources available for guidance. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and perspectives of admissions faculty, will provide you with the insiders' perspective. Inside-<br /><br />How can you best prepare for the MMI? What is required to deliver a winning interview performance? <br />The MMI was developed to measure specific non-cognitive qualities that schools have deemed important. What are these qualities, and how can students emphasize them during interviews?<br />Which behaviors, attitudes, and answers are prized by interviewers? <br />In one study, 10% of interviewees rated the MMI as worse than the traditional interview. What were their concerns?<br />At one school, 12% of interviewed candidates received a "Do Not Recommend" rating each year. What are the behaviors and attitudes that lead schools to reject applicants?<br />What is "assessor fatigue," and how can it affect your MMI score?<br />Your interview score will depend heavily on your communication skills. What are the common communication problems encountered during the MMI?<br />How can you use the limited time that you have at each station to deliver memorable and impressive responses that stand out?<br />Includes sample answers to MMI questions and advice to help you avoid common mistakes<br /><br />Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insiders' perspective, this book will help you achieve your ultimate goal. MEDICAL SCHOOL
100 Strong Residency Interview Questions, Answers, and Rationales...
by , Tony Guerra

Language

English

Pages

141

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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If you want sample questions, answers, and rationales, this book will give you a great feel for what it’s like to get through a residency interview day. Written by two practitioners who have extensive experience with the interview process, you’ll get the nuts and bolts of what it takes to become an exceptional candidate. In interviews, you can’t be ordinary, you must be memorable. This book will help you answer questions in a way that both shows your value and helps you stand out.

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