Complications

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651240
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made: operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer

Author: Пол Каланіті
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 617122202X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ця книга мемуарів — єдина, яку залишив по собі талановитий американський нейрохірург Пол Каланіті. Він вивчав англійську літературу та біологію в Стенфордському уні- верситеті, історію і філософію науки та медицини в Кемб- риджі, з відзнакою закінчив Єльську школу медицини і мріяв стати лікарем, а колись на пенсії — взятися до письменни- цтва. У травні 2013 року, за крок від омріяної медичної й нау- кової кар’єри, Полу Каланіті діагностували рак легенів 4-ї стадії й він розпочав свою книгу. Крапку в ній поставила його смерть навесні 2015-го. А за десять місяців відверта й мужня історія боротьби, кохання та самовідданої лікарської праці стала бестселером № 1 за версією The New York Times і увійшла до лідерів продажів на Amazon.com. «Чому я?» Помирати від раку в молодому віці й знати, що твій випадок — один на десять тисяч. Безліч разів повідомляти хворим про страшний діагноз, вирішувати, чиє життя можливо врятувати, а чиє ні, — і раптом самому опинитися на лікарняному ліжку й чекати вироку, скільки тобі залишилося. Назавжди розпрощатися з мріями про складні операції та наукову працю… А тоді зрозуміти: іншого вже не буде й правильне запитання: «А чому не я?» І, забувши про біль, прийти до операційної, жити, кохати — і взяти на руки новонароджену донечку…

The Best American Science Writing 2006

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006072644X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Together these twenty-one articles on a wide range of today's most leading topics in science, from Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Weiner, and Richard Preston, among others, represent the full spectrum of scientific inquiry, proving once again that "good science writing is evidently plentiful" (American Scientist).

What I Learned in Medical School

Author: Kevin M. Takakuwa
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520246812
Format: PDF, Docs
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A group of vivid, first-person stories of medical students who don't "fit the mold" and have had challenges completing conventional medical training.

Management of Complications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Author: Michael Miloro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0813820529
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Management of Complications in Oral and MaxillofacialSurgery is a comprehensive reference that covers the minor andmajor complications which may occur in all facets of oralmaxillofacial surgery. Each chapter covers the potentialcomplications encountered during the routine practice of oral andmaxillofacial surgery, from the most commonly encounteredcomplications, to those less frequent and more complex with whichevery competent oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be familiar. Drs. Miloro and Kolokythas address possible complications inevery aspect of OMS, including anesthesia, third molar surgery,implant surgery, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery,temporomandibular joint surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, headand neck oncologic surgery, soft and hard tissue reconstruction,free tissue transfer, and cosmetic facial surgery. The contributorsto this textbook, recognized experts in their specific topic due totheir surgical experience and expertise, focus on the promptrecognition of each complication, and consider preventativemeasures as well as precise management strategies considering thealready compromised clinical circumstances. Key Features Comprehensive coverage of minor and major complications in allaspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recognition, diagnosis, and management strategies for a varietyof clinical scenarios Step-by-step procedures to manage both immediate and delayedcomplications Recognized expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons contribute tothis textbook A unique clinical reference textbook for oral and maxillofacialsurgery 500 color photographs and line illustrations

Ophthalmic Surgery Principles and Practice

Author: George L. Spaeth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455712337
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ophthalmic Surgery, edited by Drs. George Spaeth, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Ivan Goldberg, and Anselm Kampik, provides the detailed, full-color, step-by-step guidance you need to master essential ophthalmic surgery procedures. The international team of expert editors and contributors present coverage of the latest surgical developments and video demonstrations of key techniques across subspecialties, including cataract, cornea, refractive, glaucoma, oculoplastic, extra-ocular muscle, vitreoretinal, and ocular tumor procedures. What’s more, the fully searchable text, procedural videos, and a downloadable image gallery are all online at www.expertconsult.com, making this multimedia resource the key to performing confidently in the operating room. Refer to the most important steps in each procedure quickly and easily with an appendix of step-by-step hand notes. Perform a wide variety of procedures with confidence using the focused coverage that pinpoints essential information and avoids extraneous details. Get comprehensive coverage across key subspecialties—oculoplastic, strabismus, cornea, refractive, cataract, glaucoma, ocular tumors, and vitreoretinal—and master the basics for every common procedure. Access the fully searchable contents online at www.expertconsult.com, along with procedural videos and a downloadable image gallery. Apply the latest advances in laser surgery that have become standard practice with the new section on refractive surgery. Master key techniques thanks to more than four hours of narrated online videos that demonstrate procedures across eight subspecialties. Gain a more nuanced visual understanding through a new full-color art program with over 800 illustrations, updated and revised drawings, color images, and step-by-step illustrated procedures. Tap into the expertise of leading authorities in the field with a brand new editorial team from North America, Europe, and Australasia, as well as international contributors who provide global perspectives across all subspecialties in ophthalmic surgery.

Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627790551
Format: PDF
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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409095487
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

More Than You Know

Author: Michael J. Mauboussin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151347X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Know is a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Know is written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Know shows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.