Friday, 2 October 2015

New Books - October 2015


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Basic and clinical pharmacology, 13th edition / edited by B.G. Katzung and A.J. Trevor 
McGraw-Hill Education, 2015
Course Reserves RM300 .B285 2015

"Organized to reflect the course sequence in many pharmacology courses and in integrated curricula, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology covers the important concepts students need to know about the science of pharmacology and its application to clinical practice. Selection of the subject matter and order of its presentation are based on the authors' many years of experience in teaching this material to thousands of medical, pharmacy, dental, podiatry, nursing, and other health science students." This book:
  • "Encompasses every aspect of medical pharmacology including botanicals and over-the-counter drugs
  • New chapter on pharmacogenomics with important examples
  • Emphasis is placed on discussion of drug groups and prototypes
  • Clinically relevant, the book includes sections that specifically address the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects" Taken from back cover

Biostatistics : the bare essentials, 4th edition / by G.R. Norman and D.L. Streiner 
People's Medical Publishing House-USA, 2014
Course Reserves QH323.5 .N67 2014

"Professors Norman and Streiner of McMaster University undertake the Fourth Edition of their popular textbook. The new text is designed to open the eyes of both students and practitioners blinded by the biomedical statistics they find in the results sections of medical research literature. 
"Reflecting advances in the discipline of statistics, this practical guide exposes the statistical methods readers are most likely to come across with the goal of helping them see whether the results can be believed. New content includes a chapter called 'Measures of Impact,' in which they discuss how to measure incidence and prevalence, risk, morbidity and mortality rates, and the number needed to treat. They've also added a section on the Poisson distribution for doing regressions on count data and new sections on robust estimators of the mean, the problems of multiple hypothesis testing, and bootstrapping and resampling. The section on non-parametric statistics has also been enhanced." Taken from back cover

Oral and maxillofacial pathology, 4th edition / by B.W. Neville, D.D. Damm, C.M. Allen and A.C. Chi
Elsevier, 2016
Course Reserves RK307 .O73 2016

"Identify and effectively manage oral diseases with Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology! Comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage includes a description of each individual lesion or pathologic condition, including a discussion of its clinical and/or radiographic presentation, histopathologic features, and its treatment and prognosis. Outstanding features:

  • Over 1,400 radiographs and full-colour clinical photos - that's more than any other reference - facilitate the identification and classification of lesions and disease states.
  • Logical organization by body system or disease process makes it easy to look up specific conditions.
  • NEW cutting-edge content includes conditions and tumors such as localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia, oral lesions associated with cosmetic fillers, HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma, IgG4-related disease, and mammary analogue secretory carcinoma.
  • Coverage of oral pathology research topics includes current information on forensic dentistry, methamphetamine, and gene mutations.
  • A comprehensive appendix organizes diseases according to their clinical features, helping you find and formulate differential diagnoses.
  • Differential diagnoses case studies on the Evolve companion website allow you to improve your identification skills and diagnostic competency." Taken from back cover

Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2016
Course Reserves RM300 .R35 2016
  • "Get the essential pharmacology information you need from one authoritative source with an outstanding global reputation for excellence.
  • Progress confidently through all relevant aspects of pharmacology, beginning with a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions through clinical uses of key groups of drugs.
  • Find important content quickly thanks to a colour-coded layout that enable easy navigation and cross-referencing.
  • Master difficult concepts with Key Points boxes, Clinical Uses boxes, and full-colour illustrations throughout.
  • Stay up to date with new information in the field, including an all-new chapter on drugs that affect the skin.
  • Take advantage of new and unique features online, including chapter-specific multiple choice questions for immediate self-assessment." Taken from back cover

Wiley Blackwell, 2015
Course Reserves RK361 .L44 2015

"The new sixth edition of this textbook incorporates the important topic of the strictly prosthetic aspects of treating mutilated dentition. An essential part of comprehensive therapy treatment is treatment planning according to biological principles, to which special attention has been given. The installation of oral implants and their healing are covered in detail, and novel concepts of tissue integration are also addressed. Last, but not least, clinical experience from latter years has revealed that biological complications occur with oral implants. The sixth edition gives special attention to coping with such adverse events and also to issues related to the maintenance of periodontal and peri-implant health. All in all, the sixth edition represents a thoroughly revised syllabus of contemporary periodontology and implant dentistry." Taken from Preface, xxv

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, 2014
Course Reserves RK55 .C5 T49 2014

"Salient features:
  • More than 30 new chapters are added like Rotary Endodontics, Maxillofacial Trauma, Nanosciences, Dental Implants, etc.
  • References and studies have been added to provide the reader ample opportunity to understand and comprehend the subject
  • New updated concepts and definitions
  • According to the new Dental Council of India (DCI) curriculum
  • Edition is more reader-friendly with most of the textual formatting in points and flow charts
  • New formatting of the book with better tables and readout boxes to help remember important points
  • Self-explanatory questions and points to remember added at the end of each chapter
  • More than 200 illustrated figures and 500 clinical photographs
  • Scientific references are quoted specifically and updated till 2013" Taken from back cover

Pearson Education, Inc., 2016
Stacks QP34.5 .S55 2016

This seventh edition "builds upon the thorough coverage of integrative and molecular physiology topics that have been the foundation of this book since its first publication. The text has been revised with extensive content updates, particularly in the areas of neurobiology and reproductive physiology. Chapter 21 on the digestive system and Chapter 26 on reproductive physiology have been reorganized.
"Continuing the revision of the art introduced last edition, we created additional Review and Essentials figures that students can use for quick review as well as new Anatomy Summaries and concept maps [...] A new feature in the book is the addition of online Video Tutors that can be accessed by using the QR codes found in related figures. These short videos explain complex topics or show physiology in action in research and medicine. Finally, every chapter now begins with a list of Learning Outcomes (LO) for the chapter." Taken from New to this Edition, xxi

Fundamentals of biostatistics, 8th edition / by B. Rosner
Cengage Learning, 2016
Course Reserves QH323.5 .R674 2016

"Most introductory statistics texts either use a completely nonmathematical, cookbook approach or develop the material in a rigorous, sophisticated mathematical framework. In this book, however, I follow an intermediate course, minimizing the amount of mathematical formulation but giving complete explanations of all important concepts. Every new concept in this book is developed systematically through completely worked-out examples from current medical research problems. In addition, I introduce computer output where appropriate to illustrate these concepts.
"I initially wrote this text for the introductory biostatistics course. However, the field has changed dramatically over the past 30 years; because of the increased power of newer statistical packages, we can now perform more sophisticated data analyses than ever before. Therefore, a second goal of this text is to present these new techniques at an introductory level so that students can become familiar with them without having to wade through specialized (and, usually, more advanced) statistical texts." Taken from Preface, xiii

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