Wednesday, 6 April 2016

New Books - April 2016


Check out all the new 2016 ScienceDirect eBook titles

Did you know that the following course reserve titles are also available online as eBooks?

Clinical epidemiology : the essentials, 5th edition / by R.H. Fletcher, S.W. Fletcher, and G.S. Fletcher 
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, 2014

This book "is a comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Written by expert educators, this text introduces students to the principles of evidence-based medicine that will help them develop and apply methods of clinical observation to form accurate conclusions [...] Other features and highlights include:
  • Revised, four-color art program aids visual learners
  • "Key Words" lists start each chapter and tip the reader to the important concepts that must be mastered for efficient studying
  • End-of-chapter review questions with answers help students test their understanding and mastery of the material
  • "Example" feature helps clarify important concepts by discussing real-world studies taken directly from clinical literature" Taken from back cover
Used in: DEN207Y1; DPP111H1

Clinical periodontology and implant dentistry, 6th edition / by N.P. Lang and J. Lindhe 
Wiley-Blackwell, 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

Used in: DEN211Y1; DEN324Y1/DEN371Y1; DEN471Y1

Contemporary oral and maxillofacial pathology, 2nd edition / by J.P. Sapp, L.R. Eversole, and G.P. Wysocki
Mosby, 2004

"This vibrant, full-color text provides the practical and up-to-date information readers need to understand and diagnose oral injuries and diseases. Organized in a consistent and logical format, it includes the latest discussions on oral pathology, as well as key content on neoplasia, immune-mediated disorders, developmental disorders, and oral manifestations of systemic conditions. Providing thorough discussions of the most common disorders, each chapter also includes a list of the recent review articles and classic publications that are related to the chapter's content. More than 900 photos and illustrations of the oral and maxillofacial region are included, and many photomicrographs are accompanied by simple color line drawings to aid in the detection of disease and abnormal cells." Provided by online publisher

Used in: DEN315Y1

Craig's restorative dental materials, 13th edition / edited by R.L. Sakaguchi and J.M. Powers
Elsevier/Mosby, 2012

"Master the use of dental materials in the clinic and dental laboratory and stay current with this ever-changing field with Craig's Restorative Dental Materials, 13th Edition. From fundamental concepts to advanced skills, this comprehensive text details everything you need to know to understand the scientific basis for selecting dental materials when designing and fabricating restorations. This practical, clinically relevant approach to the selection and use of dental materials challenges you to retain and apply your knowledge to realistic clinical scenarios, giving you an authoritative advantage in dental practice." Provided by online publisher

Used in: DEN130H1/DEN180H1

Dental secrets, 4th edition / edited by S.T. Sonis 
Elsevier, 2015

"Offering practical tips and expert answers to topics in dentistry and oral medicine, Dental Secrets, 4th Edition provides an ideal preparation tool for exams, clinical rotations, and board certification. A concise, illustrated Q&A format covers key areas such as oral pathology and radiology, periodontology, endodontics, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, infection control, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Written by Stephen Sonis and a team of expert contributors, this mini-reference makes it easier to prepare for real-world clinical scenarios and review for the NBDE and other certification exams." Provided by online publisher

McCracken's removable partial prosthodontics, 12th edition / by W.L. McCracken
Elsevier/Mosby, 2011

"The leading prosthodontics resource for more than 40 years, McCracken's Removable Partial Prosthodontics provides the information you need to successfully manage the replacement of missing teeth. It covers the basic principles of treatment planning and design, and discusses the newest techniques, procedures, and equipment. Well-known educators Alan B. Carr, DMD, MS, and David T. Brown, DDS, MS use an evidence-based approach that helps you diagnose, design, develop, and sequence a treatment plan. A new chapter in this edition explains how to select and use implants to improve prosthesis performance. From initial contact with the patient to post-treatment care, from basic concepts to advanced material, this full-color text provides a complete foundation in prosthodontic care." Provided by online publisher

Used in: DEN277Y1; DEN333Y1/DEN377Y1; DEN477Y1

Medical emergencies in the dental office, 7th edition / by S.F. Malamed
Elsevier/Mosby, 2015

"Be prepared to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps you learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. It describes how to recognize and manage medical emergencies promptly and proactively, and details the resources that must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. This edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. Written by respected educator Dr. Stanley Malamed, this expert resource provides dental professionals with the tools for implementing a basic action plan for managing medical emergencies." Provided by online publisher

Used in: DEN301Y1; DEN400H1

Oral microbiology and immunology, 2nd edition / edited by R.J. Lamont
ASM Press, 2014

"In the second edition of the bestselling textbook [...], an international panel of editors presents an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the oral ecosystem and its role in human health and disease. Written specifically for dental students, dental practitioners, and healthcare professionals, Oral Microbiology and Immunology cohesively details the ecology, virulence, molecular biology, and immunogenicity of oral bacteria, viruses, and fungi and examines their interfaces with host cells and secretions. This updated and expanded edition includes:
  • recent advances in the oral microbiome
  • emerging concepts of caries and periodontal diseases as community infections
  • developments in molecular pathogenicity along with innate and adaptive immune responses to oral organisms
Oral infections continue to pose a major public health challenge. The information in this book will provide dental practitioners and clinical scientists with the scientific foundation that underlies both oral health and oral disease and that can provide a basis for future health improvements." Taken from back cover

Oral surgery / edited by F.D. Fragiskos 
Springer, 2007
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"This book covers a wide range of topics in oral surgery with detailed, step-by-step analysis of surgical techniques, with many examples. Various aspects of surgical techniques are analyzed. These include the instruments and materials used in oral surgery, types of flaps and suturing techniques, radiographic techniques, complications and treatment, and odontogenic infections. Also covered is the latest scientific information concerning preventive and therapeutic use of antibiotics in dentistry. The abundant photographic material, together with figures which are of excellent quality, make this book a must in every dental library." Taken from UTL catalogue record 

Rang and Dale's pharmacology, 8th edition / by H.P. Rang, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, and G. Henderson 
Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 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
Used in: DEN212Y1; DPP132H1;DEN1062H

Sedation : a guide to patient management, 5th edition / by S.F. Malamed 
Elsevier/Mosby 2010

"Combining essential theory with “how-to” technical instruction, this concise guide is the leading reference for basic techniques in sedation and anxiety control in the dental office. The latest guidelines from the ADA and the American Society of Anesthesiologists keep you up-to-date with the latest medical standards. Content on patient management for pediatric, geriatric, physically compromised, and medically compromised patients helps you successfully treat any patient population." Provided by online publisher

Used in: DEN301Y1; DEN303H1/DEN453Y1

Treatment planning in dentistry / edited by S.J. Stefanac, S.P. Nesbit 
Elsevier/Mosby, 2007

"This book provides essential knowledge for creating treatment plans for adult dental patients. Treatment planning strategies are presented to help with balancing the ideal with the practical, with emphasis placed on the central role of the patient — whose needs should drive the treatment planning process. The focus is on planning of treatment, not on the comprehensive details of every treatment modality in dentistry." Provided by online publisher

Used in: DEN450Y1/DEN451Y1; DEN350Y1

The following popular titles are also available as eBooks:

Pediatric dentistry : infancy through adolescence, 5th edition / by P. S. Casamassimo et al.
Elsevier, 2013

"Now in full color, Pediatric Dentistry, Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition, uses a unique age-specific organization to discuss all aspects of pediatric dentistry from infancy through adolescence. Each section covers the physical, cognitive, emotional and social changes that children experience, as well as the epidemiology of dental diseases at that age. Other chapters explore the examination, treatment planning, radiographic concerns, prevention, trauma, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, orthodontics, and behavior management of each age range." Taken from back cover

Thank you to Dr. Mayhall for recommending: 

Twin studies : research in genes, teeth and faces / by G. Townsend et al. 
University of Adelaide Press, 2015

"This volume is about an ongoing long-term research initiative led by researchers from the School of Dentistry at the University of Adelaide. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the studies of the teeth and faces of Australian twins and their families that have extended over more than thirty years.

Rather than providing detailed accounts of the methodologies and results of each of the individual research projects, the authors have provided general descriptions of the approaches that have been adopted and emphasised some of our key findings.

The book provides some historical perspectives of studies of twins, including those involving teeth and faces. It also gives an insight into the technological and scientific changes that have occurred over the past thirty years, including various twin models that enable exploration of genetic, epigenetic and environmental contributions to variation in teeth and faces. For this reason, it should also be of interest to students planning to undertake research involving twins as well as researchers and academics in the fields of dentistry and craniofacial biology." Provided by the online publisher

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ScienceDirect eBooks - January to March 2016

This list includes new ScienceDirect eBook titles published between January and the end of March 2016. Previously featured on the blog were ScienceDirect titles added between January and June 2015; between July and November 2015; and in December 2015. For a full list of all of the ScienceDirect dentistry eBooks available at U of T Libraries, please visit ScienceDirect's website

Barrett's esophagus : emerging evidence for improved clinical practice / by D. Pleskow and T. Erim 

This book: "is a comprehensive reference on the treatment and new imaging modalities of Barrett’s Esophagus for researchers, clinicians, and scholars. Each chapter is composed from the perspective of investigators who summarize the data as well as the reasoning behind why those studies were conceived.

In addition, the future directions of research are discussed within each chapter, providing insights from the investigators. Research questions are described, and cutting-edge applications are explained. Each chapter contains clinical scenarios to highlight the directions in which the research is, and should be, heading.

  • Provides a perspective into the research behind Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Emphasizes the emerging technologies in surveillance and treatment of Barrett’s
  • Features clinical scenarios to highlight the directions in which research is, and should be, heading" Provided by online publisher

This book "provides up-to-date information regarding the most effective diagnostic protocols and CMR sequences for the evaluation of patients with suspected or known ARVC/D. It includes CMR protocol summaries and clinical algorithms presented as flow diagrams, many of which have never been previously published. The book contains case reports from the practice and database of Dr. Frank I. Marcus, world renowned ARVC/D expert; as well as input from imaging experts from a large academic center with unique RV pathology imaging experience. This title is the perfect pocket companion for cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, cardiac imaging and electrophysiology specialists as well as cardiology researchers.
  • The only comprehensive MRI reference focused and dedicated on the utilization of MRI in screening, diagnosis, therapeutic guidance and prognostic assessment of ARVC/D.
  • Provides evidence based diagnostic and prognostic algorithms for management of patients with known and suspected ARVC/D.
  • Contains concise clinical CMR acquisition protocol and evidence-based summaries of recommendations and multiple practical tips and tricks shared by experts in the field.
  • Includes practical guidelines helping to determine pre-test and post-test likelihood of ARVC/D; as well as CMR evidence of the disease progression.
  • Accompanying website provides complementary videos important for the understanding of ARVC diagnosis." Provided by online publisher

This book "contains operational procedures, policy considerations, and the many lessons learned by The Cancer Genome Atlas Project. This book guides the reader through methods in patient sample acquisition, the establishment of data generation and analysis pipelines, data storage and dissemination, quality control, auditing, and reporting.

This book is essential for those looking to set up or collaborate within a large-scale genomics research project. All authors are contributors to The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Program, a NIH- funded effort to generate a comprehensive catalog of genomic alterations in more than 35 cancer types.

As the cost of genomic sequencing is decreasing, more and more researchers are leveraging genomic data to inform the biology of disease. The amount of genomic data generated is growing exponentially, and protocols need to be established for the long-term storage, dissemination, and regulation of this data for research. The book's authors create a complete handbook on the management of research projects involving genomic data as learned through the evolution of the TCGA program, a project that was primarily carried out in the US, but whose impact and lessons learned can be applied to international audiences.
  • Establishes a framework for managing large-scale genomic research projects involving multiple collaborators
  • Describes lessons learned through TCGA to prepare for potential roadblocks
  • Evaluates policy considerations that are needed to avoid pitfalls
  • Recommends strategies to make project management more efficient" Provided by online publisher

This book "is a centralized, easy-access guide to preparing for cases most commonly encountered during training. Written by expert author teams consisting of both attending surgeons and residents, it follows a technique-based format and design that summarizes the surgical steps,from room set-up to closure, of all cases relevant to the 15 categories of "Orthopaedic Surgery Case Minimums" as determined by the ACGME." Provided by online publisher

"Assess and manage occlusion problems with confidence! Functional Occlusion in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics provides a full-color, comprehensive guide to occlusion, with coverage ranging from an explanation of biological principles to treatment planning and clinical procedures. An easy-to-understand approach advances your skills with the latest evidence-based clinical research, and reinforces knowledge with chapter synopses, key points boxes, and abundant references. To support the book’s content, a companion website includes three video clips: condyle movements within the glenoid fossa, relationship between condylar translation and rotation, and movement of the condyle–disc assembly recorded by MRI. Edited by internationally renowned prosthodontics experts Iven Klineberg and Steven Eckert, this reference will help you treat occlusion conditions and TMJ disorders safely and effectively." Provided by online publisher

For decades, health care practitioners have relied on Middleton’s Allergy as their go-to reference for comprehensive information on allergic disorders. Now Middleton’s Allergy Essentials, by Drs. Robyn E. O'Hehir, Stephen T. Holgate, and Aziz Sheikh, offers a concise resource that’s both easily accessible and highly authoritative. Perfect for clinicians in primary and secondary care settings, this practical volume covers what is most useful in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management. Provided by online publisher

This book "encapsulates National Cancer Institute-collected evidence into a format that is optimally useful for hospital planners, physicians, researcher, and informaticians alike as they collectively strive to accelerate progress against cancer using informatics tools.
This book is a formational guide for turning clinical systems into engines of discovery as well as a translational guide for moving evidence into practice. It meets recommendations from the National Academies of Science to "reorient the research portfolio" toward providing greater "cognitive support for physicians, patients, and their caregivers" to "improve patient outcomes." Data from systems studies have suggested that oncology and primary care systems are prone to errors of omission, which can lead to fatal consequences downstream. By infusing the best science across disciplines, this book creates new environments of "Smart and Connected Health."

Oncology Informatics is also a policy guide in an era of extensive reform in healthcare settings, including new incentives for healthcare providers to demonstrate "meaningful use" of these technologies to improve system safety, engage patients, ensure continuity of care, enable population health, and protect privacy.Oncology Informatics acknowledges this extraordinary turn of events and offers practical guidance for meeting meaningful use requirements in the service of improved cancer care.

Anyone who wishes to take full advantage of the health information revolution in oncology to accelerate successes against cancer will find the information in this book valuable.
  • Presents a pragmatic perspective for practitioners and allied health care professionals on how to implement Health I.T. solutions in a way that will minimize disruption while optimizing practice goals
  • Proposes evidence-based guidelines for designers on how to create system interfaces that are easy to use, efficacious, and timesaving
  • Offers insight for researchers into the ways in which informatics tools in oncology can be utilized to shorten the distance between discovery and practice" Provided by online publisher

This book "provides the latest information on gene therapy, a topic that has attracted significant attention over the past two decades for the treatment of inherited and acquired genetic diseases. Major research efforts are currently focused on designing suitable carrier vectors that compact and protect oligonucleotides for gene therapy.

The book explores the most recent developments in the field of polymer science and nanotechnology, and how these advancements have helped in the design of advanced materials. Non-viral vector systems, including cationic lipids, polymers, dendrimers, peptides and nanoparticles, are potential routes for compacting DNA for systemic delivery. However, unlike viral analogues that have no difficulty in overcoming cellular barriers and immune defense mechanisms, non-viral gene carriers consistently exhibit significant reduced transfection efficiency due to numerous extra- and intracellular obstacles. Therefore, biocompatibility and potential for large-scale production make these compounds increasingly attractive for gene therapy.

This book contains chapters on the engineering of polymers and nanomaterials for gene therapy, and how they can form complexes with DNA and avoid both in vitro and in vivo barriers. Other chapters describe in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo gene therapy studies, and the current issues affecting non-viral gene therapy.
  • Explores current challenges in the research of genetic diseases
  • Discusses polymers for gene therapy and their function in designing advanced materials
  • Provides examples of organic and inorganic nanomaterials for gene therapy
  • Includes labeling, targeting, and assays
  • Looks at characterization, physico-(bio)chemical properties, and applications" Provided by online publisher

"The skin is the largest human organ system. Loss of skin integrity due to injury or illness results in a substantial physiologic imbalance and ultimately in severe disability or death. From burn victims to surgical scars and plastic surgery, the therapies resulting from skin tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are important to a broad spectrum of patients. Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine provides a translational link for biomedical researchers across fields to understand the inter-disciplinary approaches which expanded available therapies for patients and additional research collaboration.  This work expands on the primary literature on the state of the art of cell therapies and biomaterials to review the most widely used surgical therapies for the specific clinical scenarios.
  • Explores cellular and molecular processes of wound healing, scar formation, and dermal repair 
  • Includes examples of animal models for wound healing and translation to the clinical world
  • Presents the current state of, and clinical opportunities for, extracellular matrices, natural  biomaterials, synthetic biomaterials, biologic skin substitutes, and adult and fetal stem and skin cells for skin regenerative therapies and wound management
  • Discusses new innovative approaches for wound healing including skin bioprinting and directed cellular therapies" Provided by online publisher

This book "focuses on companies with technology development, offering inspiration, guidance, and hands-on advice on how to utilize the potential of a virtual company format.
The book provides an overview of key aspects of the company's activities, putting them into a comprehensive structure. In addition, both the rewards and risks of using the virtual company format are explored.

The virtual company format is here defined as a company with a small dedicated core staff. The company's development is performed by strategic alliances with external resource providers. In this way, the utilization of financial resources can be optimized with cost-effective product development. The book explores this concept and why it is attractive in a start-up phase for both companies who want to remain virtual and those that eventually want to develop into integrated traditional companies.
  • Provides an overview, and understanding of, a virtual company's key activities
  • Presents tactics that encourage communication between stakeholders associated with the virtual company
  • Allows users to master all details, while managing key strategic issues
  • Covers technology development and its required special skills and competencies" Provided by online publisher