A fully-illustrated, note-packed volume of information, Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review fulfills a real need for a single study guide for the Dermatology Board Exam. Written by a previous Chief Resident of Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, the text focuses on presenting comprehensive information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember format. Tips, tricks, short lists, and tables fill every inch of this book—a must-have for any dermatology resident. Features: Acts as a concise go-to review book for the Dermatology Board Exam Hundreds of author notes pinpointing important information presented in an easy-to-read format Scores of mnemonics and memory tricks to mentally organize information Over 500 high-quality images placed parallel to the represented skin disorder Life after Boards—essential tips on coding and documentation
Prepare for success on the neonatology boards and in clinical practice with Avery’s Neonatology Board Review: Certification and Clinical Refresher. This highly practical review tool follows the exam blueprint, is based on the trusted content found in Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, and has been carefully tailored for effective exam review by renowned neonatologist and educator, Patricia Chess, MD. Concise, relevant information is presented in a way that’s easy to study and remember, giving you an important advantage on this challenging exam, as well as in the daily, fast-changing practice of neonatology. Equips residents, fellows, and physicians with an efficient, comprehensive system for study, designed specifically to help you perform at your best on the board exam. Presents information in a high-yield, outline format highlighted by key points, graphs, tables, images, and algorithms. Features board-style vignettes in every chapter with full, discursive answers online. Written by experts in the field of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, representing a wealth of trusted insight and guidance.
There has been a continual expansion in aquaculture, such that total production is fast approaching that of wild-caught fisheries. Yet the expansion is marred by continued problems of disease. New pathogens emerge, and others become associated with new conditions. Some of these pathogens become well established, and develop into major killers of aquatic species. Diagnosis and Control of Diseases of Fish and Shellfish focuses on the diagnosis and control of diseases of fish and shellfish, notably those affecting aquaculture. Divided into 12 chapters, the book discusses the range of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens, their trends, emerging problems, and the relative significance to aquaculture. Developments in diagnostics and disease management, including the widespread use of serological and molecular methods, are presented. Application/dose and mode of action of prebiotics, probiotics and medicinal plant products used to control disease are examined, as well as the management and hygiene precautions that can be taken to prevent/control the spread of disease. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, diagnosticians, veterinarians, fish pathologists and microbiologists concerned with the management of diseases of fish and shellfish.
Autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) are T cell-mediated organ-specific autoimmune disorders resulting from an immune dysregulation leading to a thyroid immune attack (Antonelli and Benvenga). Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are the two main clinical presentations of AITD, and their clinical hallmarks are thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism, respectively. In many cases, AITD may be associated in the same patient with other organ-specific autoimmune attacks (such as in the case of type II autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, or type I diabetes, etc). Furthermore, AITD and thyroid function abnormalities have been frequently described in patients with systemic rheumatologic autoimmune diseases. Conversely, patients affected with the above mentioned autoimmune disorders are more frequently affected by AITD. In this Research Topic, constituted by nineteen papers, we review and discuss new evidence about the association of other autoimmune diseases in patients with AITD. Among other organ-specific autoimmune disorders, the associations of AITD with chronic autoimmune gastritis (Cellini et al.), vitiligo (Baldini E et al.), lichen (Guarneri et al.), psoriasis (Ruffilli et al.), myasthenia gravis (Lopomo and Berrih-Aknin) and glomerulopathies (Santoro et al.) have been treated. Also the associations of AITD, in systemic autoimmune diseases have been treated (as Sjögren’s syndrome, Baldini C et al.; systemic sclerosis, Fallahi et al.; systemic lupus erythematosus, Ferrari et al.; Antiphospholipid syndrome, Versini; sarcoidosis, Fazzi et al.; the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, Watad et al.; rheumatoid arthritis, Bliddal et al.; Hepatitis C Virus and mixed cryoglobulinemia, Ferri et al.; and, psoriathic arthritis, Ruffilli et al.). Furthermore peculiar aspects associated with post partum thyroiditis have been reviewed too (Di Bari et al., Le Donne et al.). The exact pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the above reported associations are not completely known. It has been hypothesized that the influence of genetic (Coppedè), and environmental factors (Antonelli and Benvenga), could lead to the onset of autoimmune phenomena in different organs in the same subject, characterized by predominance of a Th1 immune pattern at the beginning, and in the active phase of these disorders. In conclusion, an association of other autoimmune diseases in patients with thyroid autoimmunity has been shown, and this Research Topic provides an extensive update of the literature, and suggests interesting points for new investigations.
Why waste time guessing at what you need to know for the pediatric emergency medicine board exam? Maximize your exam preparation time with this quick-hit question and answer review. The unique question and single-answer format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the correct answers you'll need to know on exam day. Emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. Great for certification and re-certification, this high-yield review for the boards is the perfect compliment to larger texts for intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Pearls of Wisdom is a review manual designed to help readers learn and refresh their pediatric medicine skills. Designed as a study aid to improve your performance on the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner examination, this book is loaded with practical, useful information intended for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Why waste time guessing at what you need to know for the emergency medicine oral boards? Maximize your exam preparation time with this quick-hit question and answer review. The unique question and single-answer format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the correct answers you'll need to know for your oral exam. Emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. This high-yield review for the oral boards is the perfect compliment to larger texts for intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam.
The best last-minute review for the emergency medicine certification exam Designed to reinforce essential information in minimal time, Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom helps readers prepare for the exam with quick-hit questions and answers and a convenient outline format. Covering only the subject matter most likely to be seen on the test, this quick-review guide breaks down each topic by disease or disorder, providing concise information about the patient's evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. This comprehensive test review contains the most current information, so readers won't be taken by surprise on exam day. To facilitate the quickest preparation possible, the table of contents is arranged alphabetically, and the outline section is followed by 800 rapid-fire review questions. Only the correct answers are provided, so readers won't accidentally memorize inaccurate information. The final section includes test cases that can reviewed alone or with a partner. Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review is the perfect complement to other course books. 50 test cases with Q&As Performance-improving pearls and other potent learning aids