Clinical Epidemiology

  • Filename: clinical-epidemiology.
  • ISBN: 9781469826257
  • Release Date: 2013-01-08
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Robert Fletcher
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



Now in its Fifth Edition, Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials is a comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Written by expert educators, this text introduces students to the principles of evidence-based medicine that will help them develop and apply methods of clinical observation in order to form accurate conclusions. The Fifth Edition includes more complete coverage of systematic reviews and knowledge management, as well as other key topics such as abnormality, diagnosis, frequency and risk, prognosis, treatment, prevention, chance, studying cases and cause.

Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology Third Edition

  • Filename: veterinary-clinical-epidemiology-third-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780849315664
  • Release Date: 2005-09-07
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Ronald D. Smith
  • Publisher: CRC Press



While veterinary medicine has always valued the concepts and methods of epidemiology, they are virtually inseparable in today’s clinical practice. With access to an ever-expanding number of journals, as well as countless Internet sources, more and more veterinarians are practicing evidence-based medicine. This is defined as the process of systematically finding, appraising, and adopting research findings as the primary basis for clinical decisions. “An underlying premise of the book is that patient-based research is epidemiologic research....It logically follows that the users of this information, veterinary students and practitioners, be skilled in its application to patient care.” – from the preface Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition focuses on developing a deeper understanding of epidemiology and exemplifies how an improved capacity for interpreting and critiquing available literature ultimately leads to improved patient care. In preparing this edition, Ronald Smith, a highly respected epidemiologist, practitioner, and educator, has entirely updated his earlier work to reflect those changes that have dramatically altered the practice of veterinary medicine over the last ten years. New to the third edition: · Numerous updated examples of the application of epidemiology in clinical practice · Expanded journal representation to include a larger selection of international research · Increased coverage of hypothesis testing, survey design, sampling and epidemiologic conceptsrelated to the practice of evidence-based medicine · Revised and updated information on diagnostic testing, risk assessment, causality, and the use of statistics Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition provides practitioners and researchers with the knowledge and tools to understand, critically assess, and make use of the medical literature that is vital to the treatment of animal patients.

Up from Clinical Epidemiology EBM

  • Filename: up-from-clinical-epidemiology-ebm.
  • ISBN: 9048195012
  • Release Date: 2011-03-23
  • Number of pages: 175
  • Author: O. S. Miettinen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



‘Clinical epidemiology’ is now widely promoted and taught as a ‘basic science’ of Evidence-Based Medicine, of clinical EBM to be specific. This book, however, is mostly about that which Miettinen takes to be the necessary substitute for this now-so-fashionable subject – namely, Theory of Clinical Medicine together with its subordinate Theory of Clinical Research. The leit motif in all of this is Miettinen’s perception of the need, and opportunity, to bring major improvements into clinical medicine in this Information Age, now that theoretical progress has made feasible the development of practice-guiding Expert Systems for it. Parts of this text constitute essential reading for whoever is expected, or otherwise inclined, to study – or teach – ‘clinical epidemiology,’ and the same is true of those who set policy for the education of future clinicians; but practically all of it is essential reading for future – and current – academics in the various disciplines of clinical medicine. After all, the text is the result of a concentrated effort, over a half-century no less, to really understand both clinical and community medicine and the research to advance the knowledge-base of these. Research epidemiologists, too, will find this text interesting and instructive.

Molekulare Zellbiologie

  • Filename: molekulare-zellbiologie.
  • ISBN: 9783110810578
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 1491
  • Author: Arnold Berk
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



Understanding Evidence in Health Care

  • Filename: understanding-evidence-in-health-care.
  • ISBN: 1420256696
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Suhail Doi
  • Publisher:



UNDERSTANDING EVIDENCE IN HEALTH CARE delivers the essentials of clinical epidemiology to users of research literature, enabling them to practice evidence-based health care. It shows health care personnel how to have an effective understanding of published reports, interact with the hard-to-find and hard-to-understand terminology, and get real understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information in their field. Structured with the same flow as a research report and designed to develop and grow the student's skill as they read, this title is an accessible and essential text for doctors, nurses and health professionals in all fields.

Evidence Based Medicine and the Search for a Science of Clinical Care

  • Filename: evidence-based-medicine-and-the-search-for-a-science-of-clinical-care.
  • ISBN: 0520931440
  • Release Date: 2005-05-11
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Jeanne Daly
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Patient management is the central clinical task of medical care. Until the 1970s, there was no generally accepted method of ensuring a scientific, critical approach to clinical decision making. And while traditional clinical authority was under attack, there was increasing concern about the way in which doctors made decisions about patient care. In this book, Jeanne Daly traces the origins, essential features, and achievements of evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology over the past few decades. Drawing largely on interviews with key players, she offers unique insights into the ways that practitioners of evidence-based medicine set out to generate scientific knowledge about patient care and how, in the process, they reshaped the way medicine is practiced and administered.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

  • Filename: a-dictionary-of-epidemiology.
  • ISBN: 9780199390052
  • Release Date: 2014-05-23
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Miquel Porta
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required. More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.

Nuclear Cardiology in Everyday Practice

  • Filename: nuclear-cardiology-in-everyday-practice.
  • ISBN: 9789401119849
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 401
  • Author: J. Candell-Riera
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The most salient feature of the infor last four chapters of the book evaluate the mation provided by nuclear medicine is its information from an analytical and pathophysiological and functional charac statistical point of view. This approach is ter. For adequate experimental or clinical required for correct decision-making. interpretation, such information should This book is therefore the result of necessarily be interpreted alongside the accumulated experience in nuclear cardiology views of the clinical cardiologist, who is with the invaluable cooperation of medical able to apply it to the individual patient. statisticians. It is directed to physicians This approach, which is routine in every with an interest in nuclear cardiology, to day clinical practice, reaches its plenitude nuclear medicine specialists wishing to when the whole process is completed and learn the uses and limitations of these an intimate cooperation is established procedures in everyday clinical cardiology, between the nuclear medicine specialist and to cardiologists who feel the need to and the clinical cardiologist. In such understand the rationale and methodology instances, each one of these professionals of the studies which benefit their patients. understands the needs, limits and possi We understand that the ultimate reason bilities of the other. for any scientific book is the transmission The present book is the fruit of such of knowledge, and we are fully conscious cooperation. In our hospital, an efficient of the enthusiasm of the authors of the nuclear cardiology team has been made up present text to achieve that aim.

Atlas der Anatomie

  • Filename: atlas-der-anatomie.
  • ISBN: 3437416030
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 532
  • Author: Frank H. Netter
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone



Teaches the complete human body with unsurpassed clarity and accuracy. This edition features 45 revised, 290 relabelled and 17 wholly new plates, drawn fully in the tradition of Frank Netter, and includes more imaging and clinical images.

Urban Family Medicine

  • Filename: urban-family-medicine.
  • ISBN: 9781461246244
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 1300
  • Author: Richard B. Birrer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Now, more than ever, Family Medicine is alive and well in the United States. The base of this medical specialty has traditionally been in the smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas of this country. Over the past decade, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary care in our major metropolitan areas as a solution to the high tech subspecialty pace of the tertiary care environment. A rebirth of urban family medicine has accompanied these pioneering efforts. To date, the accomplishments are substantial and the prospects are bright. There is still a long way to go and there are a significant number of hurdles to cross. Although diseases are generally the same wherever you are, their effects as illness on the individual and the family are strongly influenced by the environment and social milieu. Urban families have distinctive and diverse problems-cultural, economic, and ethnic. Training pro grams situated in the large cities must recognize these issues and include special emphasis on the situations that the family physician is likely to encounter during and after his training. There is very little research literature on the background and nature of special urban problems and these areas are the subject of several chapters of this long overdue volume devoted specifically to urban family medicine. Dr. Birrer has persuaded true experts to share their knowledge with the reader.

Canadian Community as Partner

  • Filename: canadian-community-as-partner.
  • ISBN: 0781784263
  • Release Date: 2007-10-01
  • Number of pages: 554
  • Author: Ardene Robinson Vollman
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This is the Canadian adaptation of the Fifth Edition of the AJN award-winning Community as Partner text. Focusing on public health promotion practices in Canada, this text examines the contemporary public health nurse's role as a hands-on caregiver, community detective, and epidemiologist. Part One provides a Canadian perspective on community nursing practice and legal, ethical, and sociocultural considerations. Part Two presents the Community as Partner Model, and Part Three contains case studies with Canadian examples. This edition places more emphasis on supportive environments for health, the five strategies of the Ottawa Charter, primary health care, and rural communities.

Leben ohne Krankheit

  • Filename: leben-ohne-krankheit.
  • ISBN: 9783492961905
  • Release Date: 2013-02-27
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: David B. Agus
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag



Können wir bis ins hohe Alter fit und gesund bleiben? Sind Verfall und Krankheit wirklich unausweichlich? David B. Agus geht diesen fundamentalen Fragen nach und zeigt, wie eine neue Sichtweise auf unsere Gesundheit jedem Einzelnen den Weg ebnet zu jenem bisher unerreichbaren Ziel: einem langen und gesunden Leben. Wider aller herkömmlichen Herangehensweisen plädiert Agus für die "personalisierte Medizin": Jeder Mensch ist anders, jeder Körper muss anders gepflegt und gesund gehalten werden. Mit den Mitteln der modernen Medizin soll jeder seinen Körper "vermessen" und mit den Daten genau jene Verhaltensweisen erarbeiten, die Krankheiten verhindern. Dieses Buch ist auch eine unerschrockene Herrausforderung an jeden von uns: die Verantwortung für die eigene Gesundheit zu übernehmen. Und es ist ein Grundlagenwerk, das unser ganzes Leben verändern wird.

Concise Guide to Evidence Based Psychiatry

  • Filename: concise-guide-to-evidence-based-psychiatry.
  • ISBN: 1585626961
  • Release Date: 2008-05-20
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Gregory E. Gray
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub



Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry (EBP) is a must-have resource for informed decision-making in psychiatric practice today. This single, easy-to-use reference will enable practitioners to find answers to clinical questions, critically appraise articles, and apply the results of their findings to patients. This practical handbook provides quick access to EBP theories, tools, and methods. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is a one-stop reference for using the literature to improve patient outcomes. Features include: Practical -- Filled with how-to information, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry outlines the latest techniques for accessing, assessing, and interpreting the literature. Easy to use -- Includes many tables of essential websites for finding reliable information on the Internet, best-practice strategies for searching the medical literature. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry fills an important role as the first EBP text for teaching residents, who are now required to develop such skills to meet the ACGME "practice-based learning and improvement" core competency. Special features for pedagogical use include suggestions for teaching EBP in residency programs, profuse examples from the psychiatric literature, and worksheets for the critical appraisal of clinical trials, diagnostic tests, epidemiologic studies, studies of prognosis, and more. Whether for self-study or use in residency programs, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is the best resource available to help practitioners apply current research findings to their work with patients.

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