Thursday, 30 March 2017

New Books - April 2017

Books

Implants in the Esthetic Zone: A Step-By-Step Treatment Strategy / By Ueli Grunder
Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"Written by a highly respected and innovative surgeon, this book presents an unconventional implant treatment strategy for the esthetic restoration of anterior teeth that has proven effective over years of clinical experience. In addition to reviewing biologic principles, treatment planning, indications, esthetic analysis, and prosthetic options, the author focuses on factors such as gentle tooth extraction, precise implant positioning, criteria for one- and two-stage implant placement, and most importantly, a wide range of soft tissue management techniques in his approach.

This book also presents techniques to improve the esthetic outcome of any dental implant therapy, regardless of treatment strategy. With more than 4,000 clinical images and illustrations of all procedures and techniques discussed, this tour de-force by a leader in implant dentistry raises the reader's awareness of the high demands of implant dentistry and how clinicians can achieve optimal results."

From Publisher's Website


Etiology-Based Dental and Craniofacial Diagnostics / By Inger Kjaer
Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

"Etiology-Based Dental and Craniofacial Diagnostics explores the role of embryology and fetal pathology in the assessment, diagnosis, and subsequent treatment planning of a wide range of disorders in the dentition and craniofacial region. Initial chapters cover various aspects of normal dental and craniofacial development, providing the necessary biological background for understanding abnormal patient cases. Chapters then focus on the etiology behind a wide range of cases observed in everyday practice—including deviations in tooth morphology and number, tooth eruption, root and crown resorption, and craniofacial malformations, disruptions and dysplasia.
  • Unique new work from a leading authority in orthodontics, craniofacial embryology and fetal pathology
  • Demonstrates how human prenatal development offers unique insights into postnatal diagnosis and treatment
  • Clinical significance and implications are highlighted in summaries at the end of each chapter
  • Ideal for postgraduate students in orthodontics, paediatric dentistry and oral medicine"
From Publisher's Website


Kaplan Publishing, 2016.

"Kaplan's DAT 2017-2018 Strategies, Practice & Review combines Kaplan's expertise and score-raising tactics with the test-like practice you need to score higher, get the results you want, and jump-start your dentistry career.
  • Score-Raising Strategies and Tactics: Learn Kaplan's methods for every DAT question type to increase your test-taking efficiency and improve your performance.
  • Realistic Computer-Based Practice and Analysis: Test your skills with the realistic computer-based practice you need and use Kaplan's exclusive Smart Reports performance analysis technology to track your progress.
  • Comprehensive Content Review: Review every subject and concept tested on the DAT so you'll be fully prepared to face Test Day with confidence. Plus, learn the most foundational science and math concepts with online tutorials"
From Back Cover


Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

"Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols provides a systematic approach to making treatment decisions and performing restorative procedures.  


  • Offers a clinically relevant resource grounded in the latest research
  • Applies an evidence-based approach to all aspects of implant dentistry, including maxillofacial prosthodontics, from planning to surgery and restoration
  • Describes procedures in detail with accompanying images
  • Covers all stages of treatment, from planning to execution
  • Includes access to a companion website with video clips demonstrating procedures and the figures from the book in PowerPoint"
From Publisher's Website


Quintessence Publishing, 2015.

"Since the concept of osseointegration was introduced to the dental community more than 35 years ago by Professor P-I BrÄnemark, significant improvements have been achieved in patient evaluation, methods used to enhance the bone and soft tissues of potential implant sites, and surgical techniques to prepare the osteotomy sites and place the implants. These topics are thoroughly discussed from the perspective that an interdisciplinary approach will yield the most predictable outcomes for treatment of the dental implant patient. The authors address the sometimes controversial topic of immediate loading and provide useful insights regarding when this approach can achieve predictable outcomes and when it is to be avoided. The use of CAD/CAM technologies is emphasized throughout the text, and the latest developments and their use in this rapidly expanding arena are fully described."

From Publisher's Website


Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Dentistry has been undergoing enormous changes, and the field of endodontics has certainly been at the forefront. Recent advances in technology, materials, and equipment have changed the way endodontics is practiced today, thereby facilitating treatments with greater efficiency, precision, and success, ultimately leading to better outcomes. Current Therapy in Endodontics encompasses the recent discoveries and applications for this field in one clinically relevant volume.
  • Evidence-based presentation of recent advances in the field of endodontics
  • Objective comparison of materials and instruments on the market
  • Tables present key data and instruction for quick viewing and comprehension"
From Publisher's Website

Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, Second Edition, helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management.

  • Unique comprehensive guide for the newly qualified dentist 
  • Covers key aspects of practice management and the transition into private practice 
  • Experienced editorial team provides a fresh, balanced and in-depth look at this vitally important subject
  • New and expanded chapters on dental insurance, patient communication, personal finance, associateships, embezzlement, and dental service organizations "
From Publisher's Website


CRC Press, 2016.

"Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way shows you how to turn your practice into a successful business. Being an effective practice manager demands a clear vision, sufficient business knowledge and, above all, wise judgement.

Never intended to be a theoretical book, this is a "warts-and-all" guide to managing a dental practice, written by someone who’s been there, made mistakes and survived. It will show you the importance of teamwork and communication, staying close to your patients and prudent financial management.

So why Genghis Khan? Well, Genghis Khan was a charismatic leader in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries who created one of the world's greatest empires. His hugely successful strategies included intelligence gathering, being quick to learn and adopt new technologies and successful people management. Whichever way you look at it, you will need all of Genghis Khan’s skill, strength and tenacity to be a successful dentist and business owner.

This revised edition has been thoroughly updated and adds a section on buying and setting up a practice as well as much more about managing patients and employees. You will find information on leadership, team building and working with other clinicians. The Policies and Procedures section now includes a new chapter on how to manage the Care Quality Commission."

From Publisher's Website


Elsevier, 2017.

"This book is a guide to proven, current clinical endodontic practice. It is designed, primarily, with the undergraduate readership in mind but is also suitable for anyone pursuing specialist training, including extended skills in endodontics, and general dental practitioners undertaking CPD, or wishing to keep up-to-date. The seventh edition is available with an online question bank containing MCQs and Clinical Cases.

Key Features
  • Practical approach to the subject, taking the reader through every step of endodontic practice from its scientific basis to patient assessment and through to clinical techniques
  • Helpful pedagogic features – including Learning Outcomes and Summary Boxes – help reinforce learning
  • International experts and contributors help ensure good coverage and currency of information
  • Explores areas of debate when they exist to reflect differing approaches to treatment intervention
  • Explains the potential impact of systemic conditions and disorders, as well as medications, on endodontic treatment planning and management
  • Discusses the diagnosis of orofacial pain and the appropriate use of antibiotics and analgesics
  • Explores the maintenance of pulp vitality and the prevention of apical periodontitis in the context of operative dentistry"
From Publisher's Website


Basic Guide to Dental Radiography / By Tim Reynolds
Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Basic Guide to Dental Radiography provides an essential introduction to radiography in the dental practice. Illustrated throughout, this guide outlines and explains each topic in a clear and accessible style.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes general physics, principles of image formation, digital image recording, equipment, biological effects of x-rays and legislation
  • Suitable for the whole dental team 
  • Illustrated in full colour throughout 
  • Ideal for those completing mandatory CPD in radiography 
  • Useful study guide for the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography, the National Certificate in Radiography or the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing"
From Publisher's Website


CRC Press, 2017.

"This essential textbook presents the basics of dental statistics in an accessible way, combining explanation in non-technical language with key messages, practical examples, suggestions for further reading and exercises complete with detailed solutions. There is an emphasis on the principles and application of statistics without the use of algebra.

The statistical material is strongly rooted in practical examples drawn from a wide range of journal articles representing both dental health care delivery and clinical dentistry. The perspective is international, with papers drawn from a variety of settings around the world. Many articles are recent and report contemporary developments in dental care.

The intended audience includes dental students and practitioners, those engaged in dental research and other health care professionals. For students and tutors, it covers the undergraduate curriculum, and the exercises and solutions make it ideal for course use. For practitioners and researchers it provides the first principles of study design, accessing the dental literature, and the preparation and publication of original dental research."

From Publisher's Website


Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"Written by a master ceramist with a keen eye for the essence of color and form, this atlas features 60 clinical cases, an appendix of tooth samples in ceramic, and commentary with case details and enlightening laboratory tips for achieving optimal ceramic restorations. The author discusses the development of his internal live stain technique and shares many insights about subtle differences that are key to making restorations look natural. A beautiful reference on ceramic restoration for dental technicians."

From Publisher's Website


Monday, 27 February 2017

New Science Direct E-Books - March 2017

New Science Direct E-Books - March 2017

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry, 3rd ed. / S. J. Stefanac and S. P. Nesbit
Elsevier, 2017

"The third edition of this text is a significant expansion from the prior two editions. Now titled Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry, we have added two new chapters Common Diagnoses in Dentistry and Interprofessional Treatment Planning. The first pertains to diagnosis, the bedrock from which all treatment decisions are made. The focus of this chapter is the range of patient diagnoses commonly encountered in dental practice. Second, because dentists are partners with other health professionals, we anticipate that dental treatment will increasingly be delivered in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting where patients and providers will both benefit from a team approach to oral and general healthcare delivery. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with the fundamental knowledge needed to create treatment plans for adolescent and adult patients. To assist practitioners at all levels of experience, we present strategies for bridging the gap between the real or perceived divide between “ideal” and “practical” dental treatment planning. We continue to emphasize the central role of the patient, whose needs and informed choices should drive the treatment planning process." From book preface

Bone response to dental implant materials / by A. Piattelli
Elsevier, 2016

Bone Response to Dental Implant Materials examines the oral environment and the challenges associated with dental biomaterials. Understanding different in vivo and in vitro responses is essential for engineers to successfully design and tailor implant materials which will withstand the different challenges of this unique environment. This comprehensive book reviews the fundamentals of bone responses in a variety of implant materials and presents strategies to tailor and control them.
  • Presents a specific focus on the development and use of biomaterials in the oral environment
  • Discusses the basic science of the dental interface and its clinical application
  • Contains important coverage on the monitoring and analysis of the dental implant interface
From Publisher's Website

Elsevier, 2017

Biocompatibility of Dental Biomaterials details and examines the fundamentals of biocompatibililty, also including strategies to combat it. As biomaterials used in the mouth are subject to different problems than those associated with the general in vivo environment, this book examines these challenges, presenting the latest research and forward-thinking strategies.
  • Explores the fundamentals of dental biomaterials and their compatibility
  • Presents a thorough review of material specific issues
From Publisher's Website


Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 2nd ed. / By A.E. Budson and P.R. Solomon

Elsevier Inc., 2017

Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon — both key leaders in the field — cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area.

From Publisher's Website



Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, 8th ed. / By A.B. Lumb
2017 Elsevier Ltd., 2017

Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology, Eighth Edition, is your concise, one-stop guide to all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and in the many physiologically challenging situations and environments into which humans take themselves – with coverage from basic science to clinical applications.

This most comprehensive single volume on respiratory physiology will be invaluable to those in training or preparing for examinations in anaesthesia, intensive care, respiratory medicine or thoracic surgery – as well as an essential quick reference for the range of practitioners requiring ready access to current knowledge in this field.

Now fully revised and updated, this eighth edition includes a new full-colour format to improve clarity and understanding – and it also comes with access to the complete, downloadable eBook version for the first time. This incorporates bonus chapters, handy topic summaries and new, interactive, self-assessment material. The result is a more flexible, engaging and complete resource than ever before.

From Publisher's Website


Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach / By S. Ettinger
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and Its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach challenges students and practitioners to understand the role of nutrients within the pathophysiology and development of disease, specifically those diseases which develop as a result of obesity. Through a case-based approach, the author presents complex clinical scenarios that require multiple treatment strategies, including targeted diet modification as an adjuvant to medical therapy.

The book is divided into 9 modules and 5 appendices each of which covers aspects of obesity and its comorbidities. Within each module, a case is detailed with relevant history, laboratory and physical data, and follow-up information. Each case is followed by a resource section which delineates current understanding of the pathophysiology of the condition, as well as the actions of nutrients and food components shown to modify these processes. A "further readings" section cites current supporting clinical and basic literature as well as published guidelines.

  • Explores how obesity is a key player in the pathophysiology of many diseases, including diabetes mellitus, chronic renal failure, hypertension, and atherosclerosis 
  • Integrates current understandings of the molecular mechanisms of nutrient action on the processes of disease development and treatment Presents students and early practitioners with complex clinical scenarios through a practical case-based approach
From Publisher's Website


Principles of Tumors: A Translational Approach to Foundations / By L.P. Bignold
Elsevier Inc., 2015

Principles of Tumors covers all of the fundamental aspects of tumors, including their definitions, incidences, causation, pathogenesis, treatments, and prevention. The book provides a unique approach, integrating a wide range of basic bioscience findings with clinico-pathological observations and phenomena encountered in their treatment.

As tumors are studied in fairly separate, broad areas, such as basic biological sciences, pathology, oncology, and epidemiology, this book brings together these perspectives, providing an all-inclusive text that benefits all researchers, while also providing an avenue for translational research.
  • Integrates both cell mechanisms and tumor physiopathology 
  • Brings together research and perspectives from basic biological sciences, pathology, oncology, and epidemiology, providing an all-inclusive text 
  • Provides a concise tumor reference for the tumor researcher and oncologist 
  • Includes appendices for foundational material 
  • Brings out the cell detail of tumors
From Publisher's Website



Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th ed. / By M.H. Kryger, T. Roth and W.C. Dement
Elsevier Inc., 2017

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Meir Kryger’s must-have guide to sleep medicine has been the gold standard in this fast-changing field. This essential, full-color reference includes more than 20 unique sections and over 170 chapters covering every aspect of sleep disorders, giving you the authoritative guidance you need to offer your patients the best possible care. For this updated 6th edition, extensive additional online material enhances the value of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine to your practice.

From Publisher's Website



Pediatric Sleep Pearls / By C.L. Marcus, L. Del Rosso, R.B. Berry and M.H. Wagner
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Following in the steps of the bestselling Sleep Medicine Pearls, this practical resource provides authoritative guidance on the evaluation and management of common pediatric sleep medicine problems using concise clinical vignettes. Experts in this rapidly growing field, led by Drs. Lourdes M. DelRosso, Richard B. Berry, Suzanne E. Beck, Mary H. Wagner, and Carole L. Marcus, provide a hands-on, case-based approach, perfect for physicians studying for the sleep boards, fellows learning sleep medicine, and physicians who see children in their practice.

Elsevier, 2017

The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the teeth and dentitions of living fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The book presents a comprehensive survey of the amazing variety of tooth forms among non-mammalian vertebrates, based on descriptions of approximately 400 species belonging to about 160 families. The text is lavishly illustrated with more than 600 high-quality color and monochrome photographs of specimens gathered from top museums and research workers from around the world, supplemented by radiographs and micro-CT images.
 
From Publisher's Website


The Pituitary, 4th ed / Edited By Shlomo Melmed
Elsevier Inc., 2017

The Pituitary, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. This comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, and therapeutics as they apply to the pituitary gland.

The wide spectrum of clinical disorders emanating from dysfunction of the master gland is described in detail by experts in the field. Fundamental mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis are presented to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of mechanisms subserving both normal and disordered pituitary hormone secretion and action.

This extensive body of knowledge is useful for students, trainees, physicians, and scientists who need to understand critical pituitary functions and how to care for patients with pituitary disorders. Chapters provide medical students, clinical and basic endocrinology trainees, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, gynecologists, and neurosurgeons with a comprehensive, yet integrated, text devoted to the science and art of pituitary medicine.
  • Brings together pituitary experts from all areas of research and practice who take readers all the way from bench research, to genomic and proteomic analysis, clinical analysis, and new therapeutic approaches to pituitary disorders 
  • Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of issues related to normal and diseased pituitary function 
  • Provides a common language for endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, OB/GYNs, and endocrine researchers to discuss how the pituitary gland and hormones affect each major organ system
From Publisher's Website



Principles of Animal Research for Graduate and Undergraduate Students / By M.A. Suckow and K. Stewart
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Principles of Animal Research is the first publication to offer a broad look at animal research science for a student, early researcher, or technician. Offering guidance for all aspects of the research experience, including the research and development of a thesis, model selection, experimental design, IACUC protocol preparation, and animal husbandry and technical procedural needs, the book is a necessary addition to every student, technician, and researcher’s education.
  • Provides background material for students to understand the broader backdrop against which animal research is undertaken 
  • Includes ethical and regulatory information Covers commonly used animal models and the process to choose a model for biomedical research
From Publisher's Website


Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need to Know / By Peter Burke
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need To Know provides the information needed to survive a technical career, enabling prospective technical career candidates and those currently in technical careers to explore all technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines, and specialties.

This handbook better equips the reader to deal with the tough situations and decisions they have to make throughout their career. Topics include preparing for the workforce, employment challenges, and dealing with on the job situations. This book is a practical guidebook for scientists, engineers, and technicians who apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop practical solutions to technical problems.

  • Offers insights on how to pursue and navigate a technical career 
  • Discusses job searches, interviews, offers, and counteroffers 
  • Includes day-to-day, in the trenches, job situations that may arise and best practices on how to address them
From Publisher's Website


The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual, 5th ed. / By C.A. Sanford, E.C. Jong and P. Pottinger
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information.

From Publisher's Website



Biofilms and implantable medical devices : infection and control /Y. Deng and W. Lv (eds)
Woodhead Publishing, 2017

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices: Infection and Control explores the increasing use of
Provides useful information on the fundamentals of biofilm problems in medical devices
Discusses biofilm problems in a range of medical devices
Focuses on strategies for prevention of biofilm formation

permanent and semi-permanent implants and indwelling medical devices. As an understanding of the growth and impact of biofilm formation on these medical devices and biomaterials is vital for protecting the health of the human host, this book provides readers with a comprehensive treatise on biofilms and their relationship with medical devices, also reporting on infections and associated strategies for prevention.

Friday, 27 January 2017

New Books - February 2017

Books

Advanced Protocols for Medical Emergencies: An Action Plan for Office Respose, 4th ed. / By D.P. Lewis and A.M. McMullin
Lexi-Comp, Inc., 2015.

"Advanced Protocols for Medical Emergencies is a must for all offices administering nitrous oxide, consious sedation and general anesthesia. This manual provides information to the anesthesia team so that prevention, preparation, protocols and management of office emergencies are an integral part of the normal operation base."

From Back Cover

The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 1916-2016: A Dental School on University Lines / By A.J. Formicola
Columbia University Press, 2016.

"In 1916, Columbia University established the School of Dentistry (now known as the College of Dental Medicine). In 1917, the university merged the school with the newly acquired New York Post-graduate School of Dentistry and New York School of Dental Hygiene. To those working in the health sciences, the move was a powerful signal of a field on the rise. It recognized dental medicine as a key component of individual and social well-being and initiated a monumental era in medical innovation and progressive public health outcomes.

This hundred-year history shares the turbulent story of dentistry, a medical field in the making. It recounts the institutional battles and research controversies that set the terms for the development and practice of dentistry. The assimilation of the dental school into the university system was not smooth. Rivalries played out in public and in private; traditionalists fought the inclusion of a young and evolving medical approach. Once the school found its footing, the College of Dental Medicine developed rapidly, and by the end of the twentieth century, had successfully launched a series of global outreach programs that immeasurably helped impoverished and underserved communities worldwide. The school's work now includes transitioning the field into the digital age and effecting even greater change in the lives of those without access to high-quality dental care. Featuring fascinating biographical details of the school's major teachers, administrators, and graduates, this book secures the reputation of Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine as a global leader in advancing the public good."


From Publisher's Website

Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics / Edited by S. Patel, S. Harvey, H. Shemesh, C. Durak
Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"In recent years, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has become much more widely available and utilised in all aspects of dentistry, including endodontics. Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics is designed to inform readers about the appropriate use of CBCT in endodontics, and enhance their clinical practice with this exciting imaging modality."

From Back Cover

Pearson Education, Inc., 2016.

"Despite the increasingly important relationships between nutrition and oral health, many dental health professionals may still be hesitant to give nutrition guidance to their patients. Diet and Nutrition in Oral Health is designed to enable readers to answer patient questions and integrate nutrition into clinical practice just as comfortably as they would fluoride and other preventive modalities. Filled with models, guidelines, and practical suggestions, the book can be used as a how-to manual for diet screening and guidance. Readers can also use the book and appendix as a reference on specific nutrition topics, life-cycle groups, or health-related conditions. For educators, an Instructor’s Manual with lecture outlines, topics for discussion, and lecture PowerPoints is available to supplement your course."

From Publisher's Website


"With the publication of the revised ANSI/ADA Specification No. 57 in 1993, the USA expert meeting with the ISO/TC Subcommittee 1, Working Group 2 for Endodontic Materials proposed that the specification be used for revision to ISO 6876, Dental Root Canal Sealing Materials. The final version of the ISO revision includes many of the US proposals. Round robin testing by members of the ISO working group, including the USA, resulted in new test procedures and test molds for Setting time, Dimensional Change following setting, and Solubility."

From Foreword, pg. 2

Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"This unique collaboration between 17 internationally renowned women dentists has resulted in an inspirational textbook on esthetics in modern dentistry. Illustrated with over 800 figures, this book presents a thorough overview of various aspects of esthetics, including orthodontics and orthognathics, implantation, restoration, rehabilitation, materials, trauma, and surgery.
Each author also provides fascinating insight into their journey to become a successful female dentist in a male-dominated industry. The stories differ, but the results are the smae - excellent patient care and excellent esthetics."

From Back Cover

The United Church Publishing House, 1987.

"Peter Sturberg, was born in China, at Chefoo. The place that Peter remembers best was Kaifeng where his father was Postal Commissioner of Honan and where the Canadian Anglican mission was located. His father was also Postal Commissioner of Western Szechwan and was stationed in Chengtu, the headquarters of Canada's largest mission, the United Church West China Mission.
Peter Stursberg was the first CBC war corespondent to cover the Canadian troops in action and many of his reports are in the Public Archives Canada. He was described recently as the pre-eminent practitioner of oral history. This is his tenth book."

From Back Cover

Quintessence Publishing, 2012.

"The sixth volume of the ITI Treatment Guide series provides clinical recommendations for implant-supported prosthodontic treatments in patients with multiple missing adjacent teeth in the esthetic zone. The authors review the current literature before detailing the treatment alternatives and procedures based on the scientific and clinical evidence. Special emphasis is given to preoperative evaluation, treatment planning, and assessment of risk factors for the complex indications of the esthetic zone. Descriptions of the surgical and prosthodontic procedures include step-by-step clinical case presentations. Complications of various etiologies are also highlighted with preventive measures as well as clinical cases that document their management." 

From Publisher's Website

Elsevier Ltd., 2016.

"Marsh and Martin's Oral Microbiology continues to offer the essentials of oral microbiology in an easy-to-read, readily accessible format. Commencing with a description of the healthy mouth and the properties of the resident oral microbiota, the new edition of this popular textbook then explores the formation and consequences of plaque development, plaque-mediated disease, orofacial infection, antimicrobial agents and prophylaxis, orofacial fungal and viral infections, and the relationship between oral microbiota and systemic disease. The book is completed by a chapter on infection control."

From Back Cover

Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"This comprehensive examination workbook provides more than 700 practice questions on oral implantology. Topics include medical problems, biomedical sciences, radiology and computer-assisted technology, anatomy, biomechanics, patient data, treatment planning, principles of implantology, bone and soft tissue grafting, implant prosthodontics and occlusion, esthetics, maintenance, pharmacology, and complications."

From Publisher's Website


Thieme Publishers, 2016.

"Orthodontic Postgraduate Education: A Global Perspective is the first book of its kind to report on the global educational environment in orthodontics and review the structure and function of postgraduate orthodontic programs in different parts of the world. It begins with an overview of the history and current state of orthodontic education, and then describes the academic, clinical, and research components of orthodontic specialty programs in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania. The book also provides useful facts about the organizational aspects of orthodontic board examinations."

From Publisher's Website


Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

"This study assessed which behaviour management techniques, BMTs, pediatric dentists are using, and find effective in treating patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ASD and identified influences which contributed to their use. Surveys were mailed and emailed to 1669 members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Seven hundred eighty-nine (48.2%) completed surveys were returned. Nearly 60% of respondents treated children with ASD weekly or more frequently. Of the 23 listed BMTs, General Anaesthesia, Tell-Show-Do, Distraction, and Non-verbal Communication, were considered effective. Seventy percent of respondents were primarily users of classical BMTs. Pharmacological and classical techniques, are used frequently, but may not be effective. Time and costs limit the use of modern techniques. Cost efficiency and long-term patient management were the most influential factors in selecting a BMT; patient co-operation was the least influential. Pediatric dentists recognized a need for further education related to behaviour management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."

From Publisher's Website


Bentham Science Publishers, 2015.

"The phosphorylated proteins of the extracellular matrix of bone and teeth play a crucial structural role in the two tissues. They also act as signaling molecules. Phosphorylated extracellular matrix proteins have been implicated in nucleation and mineralization of skeletal tissues. This e-book covers research on these specific proteins, including details about the cells producing these molecules, their impact on bone and teeth pathology (osteogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta) and the potential of these molecules in promoting of inhibiting mineralization."

From Publisher's Website


Springer, 2015.

"This book presents the current state of research on the basic scientific aspects of root canal biofilm biology within a clinically applicable context. Root canal biofilms are complex polymicrobial structures adhering to the root canal surface that are formed by microorganisms invading the pulpal space of teeth, and are associated with persistent root canal infections. Concerted efforts to study root canal biofilms have been made in the past decade, resulting in the publication of observational and experimental studies that detail the morphology and biology of these structures in infected root canals. In addition to confirming that bacteria in root canals do not exist in free-floating planktonic states as previously assumed, this new information on root canal biofilm infections has provided an opportunity to re-evaluate conventional clinical protocols and improve endodontic therapeutic measures."

From Publisher's Website


Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2016.








Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Books - January 2017

Books

Jawetz, Melnick, and Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 27th ed. / by K.C. Carroll et al.
McGraw Hill Education, c2016.

The twenty-seventh edition of Jawetz, Melnick, and Adelberg's Medical Microbiology delivers a concise, up-to-date overview of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. Linking fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections, this classic text has been updated throughout to reflect the tremendous expansion of medical knowledge afforted by molecular mechanism, advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, and the discovery of novel pathogens. 

From Back Cover


eBooks

Atlas of Myobacterium Tuberculosis / By A.A. Velayati and P. Farnia
Copyright 2017 Elsevier Inc.

Atlas of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis reveals in-depth information about mycobacterium tuberculosis which has never before been reported. Using atomic force microscopy (AFM), the in-depth phenotypic interaction that occurs in different stages of the tuberculosis lifecycle is illustrated, including resting, exponential, and dormant states.

Coverage also includes the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of mycobacterium, including pigmentation, morphology of colonies, size and shape, and the phenotypic changes from susceptible to resistant, all shown with images from electronic and atomic force microscopes.

This book will open a new window into the results of molecular changes at the cellular level, guiding researchers and scientists to think in new ways about the area of cell wall and the reproductive and drug resistance phenomena surrounding tuberculosis.

  • Identifies the different stages and morphological aspects of mycobacterium tuberculosis with the use of new microscopy techniques

  • Includes never-before-seen photographs from the personal collection and scientific achievement of the authors

  • Outlines the nature of the lifecycle of mycobacterium tuberculosis in relation to adaptation in humans
From Publisher's Website

Biostatistics and Computer-Based Analysis of Health Data Using Stata / By C. Lalanne and M. Mesbah
Copyright 2017 Elsevier Ltd.

This volume of the Biostatistics and Health Sciences Set focuses on statistics applied to clinical research. The use of Stata for data management and statistical modeling is illustrated using various examples. Many aspects of data processing and statistical analysis of cross-sectional and experimental medical data are covered, including regression models commonly found in medical statistics. This practical book is primarily intended for health researchers with basic knowledge of statistical methodology. Assuming basic concepts, the authors focus on the practice of biostatistical methods essential to clinical research, epidemiology and analysis of biomedical data (including comparison of two groups, analysis of categorical data, ANOVA, linear and logistic regression, and survival analysis). The use of examples from clinical trials and epideomological studies provide the basis for a series of practical exercises, which provide instruction and familiarize the reader with essential Stata packages and commands.
  • Provides detailed examples of the use of Stata for common biostatistical tasks in medical research
  • Features a work program structured around the four previous chapters and a series of practical exercises with commented corrections
  • Includes an appendix to help the reader familiarize themselves with additional packages and commands
  • Focuses on the practice of biostatistical methods that are essential to clinical research, epidemiology, and analysis of biomedical data
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Copyright 2016 ISTE Press Ltd.

Faced with the exponential development of Big Data and both its legal and economic repercussions, we are still slightly in the dark concerning the use of digital information. In the perpetual balance between confidentiality and transparency, this data will lead us to call into question how we understand certain paradigms, such as the Hippocratic Oath in medicine. As a consequence, a reflection on the study of the risks associated with the ethical issues surrounding the design and manipulation of this “massive data” seems to be essential. This book provides a direction and ethical value to these significant volumes of data. It proposes an ethical analysis model and recommendations to better keep this data in check. This empirical and ethico-technical approach brings together the first aspects of a moral framework directed toward thought, conscience and the responsibility of citizens concerned by the use of data of a personal nature.
  • Defines Big Data applications in health 
  • Presents the ethical value of the medical datasphere via the description of a model of an ethical analysis of Big Data 
  • Provides the recommendations and steps necessary for successful management and governance of personal health data 
  • Helps readers determine what conditions are essential for the development of the study of Big Data

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Biostatistics and Computer-based Analysis of Health Data using R Software / By C. Lalanne and M. Mesbah
Copyright 2016 ISTE Press Lts.

Biostatistics and Computer-Based Analysis of Health Data Using the R Software addresses the concept that many of the actions performed by statistical software comes back to the handling, manipulation, or even transformation of digital data.

It is therefore of primary importance to understand how statistical data is displayed and how it can be exploited by software such as R. In this book, the authors explore basic and variable commands, sample comparisons, analysis of variance, epidemiological studies, and censored data.

With proposed applications and examples of commands following each chapter, this book allows readers to apply advanced statistical concepts to their own data and software.

  • Features useful commands for describing a data table composed made up of quantitative and qualitative variables 
  • Includes measures of association encountered in epidemiological studies, odds ratio, relative risk, and prevalence 
  • Presents an analysis of censored data, the key main tests associated with the construction of a survival curve (log-rank test or Wilcoxon), and the Cox regression model

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Copyright 2016 Elsevier Inc.

Perfect for radiation oncology physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource, this updated edition continues to provide the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. Not only will you broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, you'll also access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities. The consistent and concise format provides just the right amount of information, making Clinical Radiation Oncology a welcome resource for use by the entire radiation oncology team.


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Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Opportunities: A Volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition / Edited By J.M. Saavedra and A. Dattilo
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The nutrition of an individual during gestation and the first two years of life—the first 1,000 days—sets the stage for lifelong health. Nutrition quality and quantity in this period can influence the risk of developing diseases that constitute today’s epidemics. Early-life nutrition can program the body’s tissues, organ structure and function, and metabolic and immunologic responses. These factors impact growth, development and cognition, and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, allergies and obesity. The first part of Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health examines the mechanisms by which early nutrition affects the risk of developing these conditions. The second part of this book reviews specific non-communicable diseases (NCDs) associated with early nutrition. The third part discusses the effects of nutritional programming from fetal life to toddlerhood. Prevention of over- or undernutrition in early life, rather than dietary, behavioral or therapeutic interventions in later life, is likely to have a greater return on society’s investment in coping with the modern epidemic of NCDs.

Examines the relation between early life nutrition and long-term health

Covers the mechanistic aspects of nutritional programming and its impact on risk of chronic non-communicable diseases

Reviews associations between infant and child diet and its effect on growth, development, cognition and later occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, allergies, metabolic conditions and obesity


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Fetal & Neonatal Physiology provides neonatologist fellows and physicians with the essential information they need to effectively diagnose, treat, and manage sick and premature infants. Fully comprehensive, this 2-volume resource continues to serve as an excellent reference tool, focusing on the basic science needed for exam preparation and the key information required for full-time practice.

The 5th edition is the most substantially updated and revised edition ever. In the 5 years since the last edition published, there have been thousands of publications on various aspects of development of health and disease; Fetal and Neonatal Physiology synthesizes this knowledge into definitive guidance for today's busy practitioner.


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Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

Health Industrialization discusses the way healthcare professionals distinguish between medicine, surgery, and diet and lifestyle guidelines. In other words, the ways that medicine aims to provide quantity of life. 

Men and women would rather remain in good health as long as possible and compensate for the deficiencies that crop up to the best of their abilities. Hence, they are looking for quality of life that results in tensions brought on by different objectives. This book hypothesizes that this tension is the cause of an industrialization of medicine or health that depends to a degree on the point-of-view we choose.

  • Offers the key to understanding how this new form of industry will spread to create real change in the field of patient care 
  • Explores ethical issues and analyzes the various technologies at work in this transformation

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Drs. Cohen, Powderly and Opal, three of the most-respected names in infectious disease medicine, lead a diverse team of international contributors to bring you the latest knowledge and best practices. Extensively updated, the fourth edition includes brand-new information on advances in diagnosis of infection; Hepatitis C; managing resistant bacterial infections; and many other timely topics. An abundance of photographs and illustrations; a practical, clinically-focused style; highly-templated organization; and robust interactive content combine to make this clinician-friendly resource the fastest and best place to find all of the authoritative, current information you need.

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