Medical

Practical Chemotherapy - A Multidisciplinary Guide

Author: Maxwell Summerhayes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 398

View: 611

The growth in chemotherapy has led to a great need for all those involved to be familiar with safe procedures based on best evidence-based practice. Practical Chemotherapy: a multidisciplinary guide is a comprehensive and straightforward guide describing over 70 widely used chemotherapy regimens, helping to make their prescription and administration safer and less problematic. Checklists throughout the book are specifically tailored for the needs of each professional group involved in treatment, and are intended to help prevent potentially serious mistakes that can occur. This book is unique in its practical emphasis and will be invaluable for doctors, pharmacists and nurses working in oncology and haematology.
Medical

Practical Chemotherapy - A Multidisciplinary Guide

Author: Maxwell Summerhayes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 398

View: 246

The growth in chemotherapy has led to a great need for all those involved to be familiar with safe procedures based on best evidence-based practice. Practical Chemotherapy: a multidisciplinary guide is a comprehensive and straightforward guide describing over 70 widely used chemotherapy regimens, helping to make their prescription and administration safer and less problematic. Checklists throughout the book are specifically tailored for the needs of each professional group involved in treatment, and are intended to help prevent potentially serious mistakes that can occur. This book is unique in its practical emphasis and will be invaluable for doctors, pharmacists and nurses working in oncology and haematology.
Medical

The Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy

Author: David Brighton

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 563

View: 584

Covering key areas in the administration of chemotherapy for cancer sufferers, this text also includes a CD-ROM with footage of important aspects such as cannulation and giving intravenous drugs.
Medical

Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugs

Author: David E. Thurston

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 499

While drug therapies developed in the last 50 years have markedly improved the management of some types of cancers, treatment outcomes, and drug side-effects for the most common types remain unacceptable. However, recent technological advances are leading to improved therapies based on targeting distinct biological pathways in cancer cells. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugs is a comprehensive survey of all families of anticancer agents currently in use or in advanced stages of clinical trials, including biologicals. The book is unique in providing molecular structures for all anticancer drugs, discussing them in terms of history, chemistry, mechanism of action, structure-function relationships, and pharmacology. It also provides some relevant information on side effects, dosing, and formulation. The author, a renowned scientist in cancer research and drug development, also provides up-to-date information on the drug discovery process, including new research tools, tumor-targeting strategies, and fundamental concepts in the emerging areas of personalized medicine (e.g., oncogenomics) and chemoprevention. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Anticancer Drugsis an indispensable resource for cancer researchers, medicinal chemists, and other biomedical scientists involved in the development of new anticancer treatments. Its breadth of coverage also makes it suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and related disciplines.
Medical

Breast Disease Management

Author: James Harvey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 266

Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one that involves a huge range of healthcare professionals, in which the truly multidisciplinary management style required has previously been only sparsely addressed. This book provides a practical guide on how to investigate and manage common breast problems for all members of the breast disease team, whether surgeons, nurses, pathologists or support workers. Its focus is on providing easy access to the most up-to-date evidence, allowing healthcare workers to make the best decisions possible and encouraging a team approach to patient support. 26 chapters cover the whole of the patient journey from assessment through to surgery and adjuvant treatments, giving a practical overview of the whole process of care. The coverage guides the reader from clinical examination and investigation of the breast patient to pre-operative workup and post-operative complication guidance. To enable swift and effective decision-making, clear management plans are provided for common breast problems. The book also includes the latest evidence, guidance and references on breast disease, together with discussions on current controversies in the field including the management of margins, management of the axilla and the evidence surrounding the NHS Breast Screening Programme. To give practical advice on the realities of being part of a breast care team, the book also has several chapters devoted to leadership and management including MDT requirements, audit and research, avoiding complaints and the organisation of a breast unit. Enabling every healthcare professional to respond to patients' needs accurately and knowledgeably, Breast Disease Management is a practical guide for the whole team in providing truly patient-centred, effective care.
Medical

Bladder Cancer

Author: Ashish M. Kamat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 535

View: 457

This book provides a comprehensive, insightful, and state-of-the-art review of bladder cancer therapies. A valuable resource for practicing urologists, urologists in training, pathologists, medical oncologists, and even lay persons with an interest in urothelial tumors, this text takes a multidisciplinary approach to elucidate cystoscopy, pathology for tumor biopsies, and patient selection for appropriate therapies such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation. It integrates clinical and radiologic data to formulate diagnosis for practical clinical management and highlights the importance of a pattern recognition and algorithmic approach to enhance work up efficacy and avoid diagnostic pitfalls. Bridging the gap between a traditional textbook and hands-on experience, this book provides a practical guide to managing day-to-day challenges and concerns. An indispensable resource, all chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up-to-date information. Bladder Cancer: A Practical Guide provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field of bladder cancer treatment, guiding patient management and stimulating investigative efforts.
Medical

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Author: Charles D. Blanke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 140

Gastrointestinal Oncology is an evidence-based, practical reference intended to assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. It is designed to be as user friendly as possible and is distinguished by the extremely practical, concrete nature of the information presented and by the multidisciplinary approach adopted. In addition to disease-oriented chapters spanning sites from the esophagus to the anus, non-anatomic subjects such as modern imaging techniques are also addressed. Translational science is supplied where useful in the decision-making process. All of the authors are internationally recognized experts. This book is an ideal resource for oncologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, and primary-care providers looking for the latest and best information on how to deal with a wide variety of gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Medical

Sarcoma

Author: Peter F. M. Choong

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 345

View: 481

This book aims to compile an expert text on the multidisciplinary approach to treating sarcoma at a sarcoma centre. Separate chapters and sections highlight the specialist diagnostic and therapeutic approaches employed in treating bone and soft tissue sarcoma. This comprehensive book covers sarcoma and its management across specialties. It brings together the experience of the editor at a major centre for sarcoma management in Australia along with chapter contributions from various experts on the topic. The real-life, pragmatic approach is a distillation of the evidence and intends to make much of what is written translatable. This book serves as a reference for managing this tumour type and as an indispensable guide for daily use across the spectrum of providers.
Medical

Handbook of Lung Cancer and Other Thoracic Malignancies

Author: Gregory P. Kalemkerian, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 326

In many ways, the field of lung cancer research is leading the way in personalized oncologic care, with numerous new treatment strategies moving from clinical trials to standard clinical practice within the past 10 years; and, there are no indications of bench-to-bedside innovations slowing down. Handbook of Thoracic Oncology is a practical guide to the multidisciplinary management of patients with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. The content highlights the applications of both conventional and novel treatment strategies to the care of real-life patients with lung cancer. Unlike many oncology textbooks that exhaustively list studies of historical or failed approaches, this handbook focuses on the application of practical, current management options to specific patient subsets and the data that specifically support these strategies. The format is open and readable with bulleted points presenting overall treatment guidelines as well as more nuanced applications of these treatments to individual patient groups. The clear focus of this book is on the question that all oncologists ask themselves every day, “How do I take care of this person sitting in front of me?” This handbook is an indispensable guide for all oncologists and practitioners who regularly care for lung cancer patients and those suffering from mesothelioma, thymic tumors, and pulmonary neuro-endocrine tumors. Features: Delivers the need-to-know points of lung cancer screening, diagnosis and staging, and appropriate multidisciplinary management for all major thoracic malignancies Provides clinical pearls and treatment recommendations for patients who don’t ‘fit’ the standard guidelines Includes specific coverage on Management of Elderly and High-Risk Patients Prepares physicians to notice and eliminate common errors in clinical practice when managing patients with lung cancer and other thoracic tumors
Medical

Radiation Therapy Techniques for Gynecological Cancers

Author: Kevin Albuquerque

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 434

This book is a practical guide to the use of modern radiation therapy techniques in women with gynecological cancers. Step-by-step instruction is provided on simulation, contouring, and treatment planning and delivery for cancers of the cervix, endometrium, vagina, and vulva. Beyond external beam radiation delivery, full details are presented on three-dimensional brachytherapy at all sites for which it is applicable. Moreover, in-depth guidance is offered on the various advanced techniques of radiation delivery, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image guidance for external beam and brachytherapy, and stereotactic body radiotherapy. Radiation therapy is a critical component of the multidisciplinary management of gynecological tumors. With modern technology, both external beam radiation and brachytherapy can be delivered in a highly conformal way. This requires precise contouring and accurate planning techniques. In clearly describing the indications for and the delivery of quality radiation therapy for gynecological tumors, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and radiotherapy residents.
Medical

Establishing a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit

Author: Éliane Gluckman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 306

View: 778

This text aims to provide simplified practical guidelines to start a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation unit which could be implemented in most centers and countries worldwide. The book also provides guidelines for existing transplantation units to upgrade their practice and implement new policies and procedures, in addition to developing therapies according to latest international standards and regulations. The book covers a wide range of practical implementation tools including HSCT program team structure, building inpatient and outpatient HSCT units, requisite laboratory support for transplantation program, practical aspects of stem cell collection and processing, HSCT program quality management, education and training, and data management. The book also addresses cost effectiveness and recommendations for establishing transplantation program in countries with limited resources. Written by group of internationally established experts in their corresponding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation fields, with contributions from many leaders of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation organizations, Establishing a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit: A Practical Guide is an essential, practical resource for all members of the multidisciplinary hematopoietic stem cell transplantation team.
Medical

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship Care

Author: Dr. Maria Alma Rodriguez, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 307

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship Care serves as a practical and concise guide for the multidisciplinary management of cancer survivors. Nearly all of the chapters are authored by a team consisting of a seasoned oncologist and an experienced practitioner who provides direct services in survivorship care. Chapters reflect the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and cover the high-yield pearls and clinical applications that lead to quality patient care outcomes. Part I discusses the basic concepts of survivorship care, models of care, and clinical tools while addressing late and long-term effects of treatment, screening methods for secondary or recurring tumors, and prevention of disease relapse. Part II includes chapters on cancers commonly seen in community practice, such as breast, prostate, lymphoma, and colorectal. Chapters in Part II provide clinical pearls and disease-specific background, a guide to disease surveillance, instructions for monitoring late effects, early detection tips, and information on psychosocial health, all to better direct clinical assessment and management. With cancer survivors an increasing segment of the healthcare population and survivorship care rapidly evolving, it is paramount that oncologists and other care providers are up-to-date on the clinical strategies, interventions, and recommendations for follow-up care. As a pocket-sized, quick reference, Handbook of Cancer Survivorship Care is an indispensable resource for any healthcare provider – including physicians, nurses, and other practitioners – seeing patients in remission; it covers the must-know points of clinical management and successfully carries over cutting-edge expertise into clinical practice whether it is used at the bedside or in the clinic. Key Features: Includes practical guidance on challenging areas such as addressing psychosocial issues, establishing screening and prevention strategies, managing late effects in cancer survivors and many more Easy-to-read outline format makes referencing in the clinical setting quick and convenient Practical clinical vignettes with self-assessment Q&A accompany chapters in Part II Clinical pearls highlight survivorship guidelines and their application Provides management guidelines and detailed disease surveillance strategies for site-specific cancers Includes digital access to the e-book
Cancer

Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy

Author: Roland T. Skeel

Publisher: Little, Brown Medical Division

ISBN:

Category: Cancer

Page: 393

View: 857

The Sixth Edition of this handbook is a practical, disease-focused pocket reference that emphasizes the optimal current medical practice as it relates to the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs. In an easy-to-follow outline format, the book provides complete coverage of the basic principles of rational chemotherapy, the drugs and biologic agents available, the treatment of specific cancers, and selected aspects of supportive care. New to this edition: advances in therapies for individual cancers; significant updating of the drug information section and specific tumor types to reflect the recent development of many new agents, particularly biologic ones; and new American Cancer Society screening guidelines and cancer website information.
Medical

Textbook of Oral Cancer

Author: Saman Warnakulasuriya

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 577

This comprehensive multidisciplinary book examines all aspects of cancers of the mouth and oropharynx with the aim of equipping advanced students and practitioners in the early stages of specialist training with an up-to-date guide and reference. A multinational team of authors – all experts in the field of oral oncology – provide illuminating contributions on the full range of relevant topics: epidemiology, risk factors, clinical features, staging and prognostic factors, pathology, diagnostic techniques, disease prevention, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Molecular biology, molecular targeted therapies for advanced cases, and future diagnostic and prognostic applications of new technologies also receive careful attention. In providing a wealth of essential information and guidance in a practical format, the book will be a superb asset for senior graduate students in dentistry and specialist trainees in head and neck oncology. It will also be of high value for the many physicians, surgeons, pathologists, dentists, and specialists involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx.
Medical

Head and Neck Cancer

Author: Dr. Elizabeth C. Ward

Publisher: Plural Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 414

View: 753

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "audio and video vignettes giving case examples covering swallowing disorders, stoma care, nonsurgical and prosthetic voice restoration, rehabilitation of olfaction, as well as personal patient experiences and reflections from adult and pediatric laryngectomees ..."--P. [4] of cover.
Medical

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Author: Charles D. Blanke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 889

Gastrointestinal Oncology is an evidence-based, practical reference intended to assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. It is designed to be as user friendly as possible and is distinguished by the extremely practical, concrete nature of the information presented and by the multidisciplinary approach adopted. In addition to disease-oriented chapters spanning sites from the esophagus to the anus, non-anatomic subjects such as modern imaging techniques are also addressed. Translational science is supplied where useful in the decision-making process. All of the authors are internationally recognized experts. This book is an ideal resource for oncologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, and primary-care providers looking for the latest and best information on how to deal with a wide variety of gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Medical

Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Author: Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 811

Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancers is a practical guide to the management of colorectal, pancreatic, hepatocellular, gastric, and esophageal cancers as well as other cancers of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Edited by a multidisciplinary group of oncologists from leading institutions, this book is an essential day-to-day reference for evidence-based treatment and patient care. The handbook focuses on treatment strategies and approaches to cancerous gastrointestinal tumors that are transforming the recent oncological landscape, including expert-given guidance on methods such as neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, surgical transplant, radiation therapy, molecular diagnostic testing leading to molecularly targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. With so many advances in the current field, it is increasingly difficult for early-career practitioners to grasp the entirety of practices and for seasoned oncologists to keep up with newly approved therapies, side effects to treatments, and special clinical management considerations, but this handbook addresses it all. Organized by major gastrointestinal disease sites and featuring “How I Treat” case vignettes from world experts for common and uncommon management considerations, the handbook brings an experience-based perspective to these tough-to-treat areas. The treatment strategies and applications set forth in the chapters are pertinent to situations and decision-making encountered in practice. Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancers is a valuable resource for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons treating and managing gastrointestinal cancers as well as trainees in medical, radiation, and surgical oncology programs needing an accessible point of care resource. Key Features: Provides treatment plans and recommendations for each stage of a range of gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic, and hepatocellular cancers plus more Includes “How I Treat” patient vignettes told from the physician’s point of view within each clinical chapter Outlines special considerations for the elderly and for survivors of gastrointestinal cancers Highlights important clinical guidance on nutritional and palliative concerns commonly seen in patients with gastrointestinal cancers
Science

Principles of Elemental Chemostratigraphy

Author: Neil Craigie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 189

View: 522

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the applications of chemostratigraphy. The first chapter of the book offers an introduction to the technique. This is followed by a chapter detailing sample preparation and analytical techniques. Chapter 3 focuses on the techniques utilised to establish the mineralogical affinities of elements, while the general principles of how to build a chemostratigraphic scheme are covered in Chapter 4. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 provide information on the applications of chemostratigraphy to clastic, carbonate and unconventional reservoirs respectively, and various case studies are presented. Wellsite applications, a discussion and conclusion section form the latter part of the book. The book will appeal to graduate and post graduate students of geology and professionals working in the hydrocarbon sector as a key reference text in chemostratigraphy.