Petroc Press Catalogue Contents

Anaesthesiology
Cardiology
Community Health
Gastroenterology
General Practice
Infectious Diseases
Medicine
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ophthalmology
Patient Guides
Psychiatry
Surgery

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ANAESTHESIOLOGY

MCQs in Anaesthesiology for the FRCA

Ann Black and Andrea Kelleher

Here is a selection of carefully chosen multiple choice questions based on the examinations for Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The questions are grouped into various sections that follow the syllabuses for the different sections of the examinations; pharmacology, anaesthesia, anatomy, physiology, clinical measurement, medicine, surgery and equipment. Each question is accompanied by a short informative answer.

The book will be ideal for candidates for the FRCA examinations as well as for all those wishing to check their knowledge of anaesthetics.

Anaesthesiology; Medical examinations

1994 (reprinted 1996); 1-900603-45-4; 9.95; 96 pages; softcover

CARDIOLOGY


ACE Inhibition and Coronary Artery Disease

A. Timmis and J. Sayer

Written by a leading cardiologist with a special interest in the subject, this book is a full-colour monograph for clinicians that discusses the cardioprotective effects of ACE inhibition in man, currently a topic of much interest.

The known ability of ACE inhibitors to reduce blood pressure, improve morbidity and mortality in overt heart failure, improve survival post MI and to limit kidney damage in diabetes already makes them a valuable weapon in the therapeutic armoury. This title explores their potential anti-ischaemic and anti-atherosclerotic effects, properties which will enhance the clinical usefulness of these drugs. Experimental and clinical evidence is presented together with treatment implications in a clear accessible format.

Cardiology

March 1997; 1-85873-119-4; 12.95; 96 pages; four-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

 

ACE Inhibition after Myocardial Infarction

L. B. Tan and S. G. Ball

Myocardial infarction, the resulting damage to the heart, such as ischaemia, remodelling of myocytes and fibrosis of the interstitial tissues, and the subsequent complications, such as heart failure, are major hazards in cardiovascular disease. Pharmacological intervention to minimise the damage to the heart after MI has recently been the subject of increased clinical research since the demonstration that ACE inhibition has a major role in reducing the pathology of heart failure.

Written by two leading investigators in the field who are also practising clinicians, this book takes the reader from an overview of the pathology of MI through the process of cardiac remodelling to a survey of the available clinical trials, concluding with a discussion of the clinical implications of the trial data.

Cardiology

1994; 1-85873-015-5; 21.95; 84 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd


Ambulatory Monitoring and Blood Pressure Variability

SECOND EDITION

T. G. Pickering

A comprehensive and well illustrated review of a rapidly expanding subject by a pioneer in the development of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

Cardiology

Forthcoming in 1997; 1-8573-069-4; 49.95 approx; 240pp approx; two-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease and Angina

J. G. F. Cleland (Editor)

This book has gathered together the results of all of the important clinical trials and explains their therapeutic implications to the non-specialist.

Contents: Epidemiology; Risk factors for coronary disease; Diagnosis; Risk stratification; Clinical trials; Management in perspective; Appendices.

Cardiology

1995; 1-85873-112-7; 14.50; 128 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Atheroma: Atherosclerosis in Ischaemic Heart Disease

M. J. Davies, N. Woolf, P. A. Poole-Wilson and D. J. Sheridan

This well illustrated text, with high-quality colour illustrations, is a valuable summary of the pathogenesis, underlying mechanisms, clinical presentation and consequences of atherosclerosis. It includes contributions from distinguished pathologists and eminent physicians.

Cardiology

1990; 1-870026-41-1; 24.95; 2 volumes, 208 pages; 90 full-colour illustrations, hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd


Cardiovascular Hypertrophy and Remodelling

A. M. Heagerty

Cardiovascular hypertrophy and remodelling are two of the main pathological consequences of hypertension. The effects of high blood pressure on the circulation seem to vary: in the heart and in large and medium sized arteries there is medial hypertrophy, whereas in the small arteries there is remodelling, which appears to be different from a growth response.

Treatment with ACE inhibitors appears to reverse cardiovascular remodelling as well as reduce blood pressure, and therefore might protect the individual against end-organ damage. The book aims to explain these processes to the non-specialist, and describe how they affect the outcome of hypertension, and how they are best treated.

Cardiology

Forthcoming 1997; 1-85873-132-1; 13.50; 48 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Current Cardiovascular Drugs (International Edition)

C. T. Dollery, W. H. Frishman and J. M. Cruickshank (Editors)

A unique, two-colour reference book providing complete and up-to-date information for every prescriber of cardiovascular drugs in a consistent, highly graphic format. Each drug is outlined across one or two pages, presenting indications, contraindications, side effects, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, special precautions and dosage. Planned for regular updating, this book is destined to become a preferred source for cardiovascular drug information.

Cardiology

1993, 1-870485-53-X; 29.95; 288 pages; softcover

Published by Current Medicine Inc

Heart Failure: A Systematic Approach for Clinical Practice

J. H. Cleland, J. McMurray and P. Cowburn

This books aims to translate the findings of large-scale clinical trials into recommendations for clinical practice. The authors cover the encouraging implications of recent trials with drugs such as vasodilating beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors and highlight both positive and negative results. Adopting an evidence based approach, the book consists of 5 concise chapters: Epidemiology of Heart Failure; Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure; Risk Stratification; Clinical Trials; Management in Perspective.

Cardiology

1997; 1-8573-212-3; TBA; 128 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Hypertension and Diabetes

SECOND EDITION

A. H. Barnett and P. M. Dodson (Editors)

Hypertension and diabetes are important and independent risk factors for large vessel disease, frequently leading to death or disability from myocardial infarction, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Health professionals can no longer view each risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in isolation.

This new edition reviews: the epidemiology and pathogenesis of hypertension in diabetes; hypertension as a risk factor for large and small vessel disease; hypertension and nephropathy in diabetes; the pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs; and the management of hypertension in the diabetic patient.

Cardiology

1996; 1-85873-122-4; 19.50; 72 pages; four-colour illustrations; softcover.

Published by Science Press Ltd


Hypertensive Nephropathy

C. R. V. Tomson

This book is a concise, highly illustrated book that clearly and succinctly explains the pathophysiology of the condition and the potential for minimising or reversing it with appropriate antihypertensive treatment.

Cardiology

1996; 1-85873-137-2; 19.50; 88 pages, two-colour; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd


Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and its Regression

SECOND EDITION

F. H. Messerli (Editor)

This is a full-colour monograph consisting of a series of concise, well illustrated chapters clearly summarising all aspects of the development, consequences and management of LVH.

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an extremely powerful independent coronary risk factor for sudden death, acute myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, as demonstrated by the Framingham study. LVH is initially a compensatory mechanism that develops in response to sustained hypertension, allowing the heart to withstand the increased pressure or volume load. In time, however, it leads to myocardial ischaemia, impaired left ventricular filling, ventricular arrhythmias, and impaired left ventricular pump function.

Although all hypertensive agents lower arterial pressure (by definition) their effects on LVH are by no means equal. Some agents, such as diuretics, hydralazine and minoxidil, appear to be less effective in diminishing LVH, whereas ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and calcium antagonists have been shown to reduce left ventricular mass.

Cardiology

1996; ISBN 1-85873-142-9; about 21.95; 88 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd



Left Ventricular Remodelling

M. Sutton

The concept of left ventricular remodelling after acute myocardial infarction as a dynamic process that can be attenuated by timely interventions with a favourable clinical outcome is new. This book describes successful intervention treatment strategies that have involved restoration of flow in the infarcted artery with thrombolysis or early angioplasty, reduction of left ventricular loading conditions, partial blockade of neurohormonal activation, and most recently, facilitation of the bioenergetics of myocardium in the peri-infection zone through the use of L-carnitine.

Cardiology

1997; 1-85873-134-8; 19.95; 128 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Metabolic Aspects of Hypertension

N. M. Kaplan (Editor)

Written for hospital physicians and general practitioners with an interest in hypertension and metabolism. The monograph covers the epidemiology and aetiology of hypertension with concomitant metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, renal and cardiac complications, and their treatment.

Cardiology

1994; 1-85873-008-2; 19.95; 144pp full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Microalbuminuria: A Marker for Organ Damage

SECOND EDITION

C.-E. Mogensen (Editor)

An invaluable summary of the definition and measurement of microalbuminuria and its predictive value as a marker for renal damage and premature death from coronary heart disease in diabetic and hypertensive patients. This new edition includes information on a number of studies on antihypertensive treatment and optimised diabetes care completed since the first edition, such as the MICRAL II Study.

Cardiology

1996; 1-85873-073-2; 24.95; 96 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

MCQs in Cardiology

David Sandler and Gerald Sandler

Here is a selection of multiple choice questions on cardiology. They will be ideal for candidates for the professional examination as well as for anyone wishing to update their understanding of cardiology by self-study.

Medicine - cardiology; Medical examinations - MRCP

1992; 0-7923-88938-7; 7.95; 90 pages; softcover


Optimal Blood Pressure Control

P. Meredith and H. L. Elliott

The benefits of reduction of elevated blood pressure are well established. To date, treatment strategies and clinical trials have relied upon conventional 'snapshot' blood pressure measurements and it has always been assumed that these isolated measurements are representative of the level of blood pressure throughout 24 hours. Clearly, this is not the case.

This book explains the rationale behind prescribing drugs for which there is clear evidence of a full and consistently maintained duration of action throughout 24 hours (and beyond).

Cardiology

1996; 1-85873-140-2; 13.50; 48 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Prevention Strategies after Myocardial Infarction

J. G. F. Cleland, S. G. Ray and J. J. V. McMurray

This highly illustrated book translates the findings of large-scale clinical trials (such as GISSI-3) and current research in secondary prevention strategies into recommendations for clinical practice. It succinctly reviews the pathophysiological results of myocardial infarction, the typical risk profile for a myocardial infarct and the available prevention strategies, making good use of clinical examples where appropriate.

Cardiology

1994; ISBN 1-85873-039-2; 12.95; 96 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Stabilization of Coronary Atherosclerosis

D. D. Waters

A timely and authoritative contribution to this important area of medicine written by a leading authority in the field. The publication contains a brief overview of the reasons for embarking on lipid-lowering therapy with reference to the way in which lowering of LDL cholesterol can lead to stabilisation of atherosclerosis and a subsequent reduction in clinical events.

Cardiologists and lipidologists

1994; 1-85873-017-1; 29.95; 64 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Stabilization of Coronary Atherosclerosis

SLIDE SET

D. D. Waters

1994; 1-85873-042-2; 45.00; 36 full-colour slides in plastic binder

Published by Science Press Ltd

Total Ischaemic Burden

J. M. Detry, J. E. Deanfield and P. Sellier

Total Ischaemic Burden is a monograph written by three of the CAPE steering committee members, who are leading experts in their field. The concept of total ischaemic burden is examined and its significance discussed in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

Cardiology

1994; 1-85873-029-5; 12.95; 50 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Essential Public Health Medicine

R. J. Donaldson and L. J. Donaldson

This book is essential reading for students of medicine, nursing and health visiting as well as doctors engaged in courses of postgraduate study, particularly those in public health medicine and general practice. It will also be of value to established practitioners - public health doctors, senior nurses, general practitioners, health visitors - who wish to consolidate or update their knowledge. Increasingly, public health is of relevance to the work of managers, health care policy makers and students whose courses contain modules on health and public sector issues. This book, therefore, will also be of value to health service managers, non-executive members of health authorities and NHS Trust Boards and students in the policy field and in social sciences.

Public health

1993 (reprinted 1995); 0-7923-8826-7; 19.95; 526 pages; softcover

UK Health Care - The Facts

Peter Orton and John Fry

Here is a single source of facts, figures and, most importantly, interpretation of the huge amount of scattered information available on the UK health care system. This highly readable and accessible book will be of interest to all those involved in the Health Service - patients, doctors, nurses, manager and policy makers.

General

"For all those who want to have accurate data on numbers rather than having to rely on guesses … this book is essential"

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

1995; 0-7923-8866-6; 24.95; 178 pages; hardback

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY


A Guide to Helicobacter pylori

A. Axon

Helicobacter pylori is the commonest chronic bacterial disease in the world. Infection is associated with gastritis, ulcer disease and an increased risk of developing gastric ulcer. This book is aimed at the non-specialist (GPs and hospital doctors), to guide them through the presenting symptoms of these diseases, which diagnostic tests to use and the complexities of management.

Gastroenterology

1996; 1-85873-133-X; 12.95; 64 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd


Helicobacter pylori: An Atlas

A. Price, P. Malfertheiner and P. Michetti (Editors)

This book has been compiled by experts in the field, to cover all aspects of H. pylori and relate these to everyday clinical practice. Exciting developments in molecular biology and vaccine development are described, along with new diagnostic techniques and therapies for peptic ulcer disease. The story is told in pictures with descriptive legends, making this an essential purchase for all of those interested in H. pylori infection.

Gastroenterology

1996; 1-85873-084-8; 21.95; 88 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd


Helicobacter pylori: Its Role in Gastrointestinal Disease

A. Axon

This book is designed to provide clinical gastroenterologists and endoscopists with an understanding of the importance of Helicobacter pylori in gastrointestinal disease and to give guidance on how best to manage patients with Helicobacter pylori colonisation.

Gastroenterology

Forthcoming 1997; 1-85873-018-X; about 12.95; 80 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd


MCQs in Gastroenterology

Malcolm C. Bateson and John G. Stephen

Here are over 280 multiple choice questions on gastroenterology covering all the major parts of the gastrointestinal tract: Mouth, pharynx and oesophagus; Stomach and duodenum; Nutrition, absorption and the intestine; Large bowel; Liver and spleen; and Pancreas and gall bladder

Questions vary in difficulty and will be suitable for clinical medical students, junior doctors, candidates for the professional examinations such as the MRCP, FRCS/MRCS and MRCGP, and trainees in gastroenterology.

Gastroenterology; Medical examinations

1996; 1-900603-40-3; 144 pages; 9.95; softcover

 

GENERAL PRACTICE

24-Hour Control of Cardiovascular Disease

H. L. Elliott

A succinct guide to 24-hour control of cardiovascular disease, which describes circadian patterns in hypertension and myocardial ischaemia, how to measure them, and their therapeutic implications.

General practice

1995; 1-85873-075-9; 6.95; 56 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Clinician's Manual on AIDS

R. Murphy and J. Lange

A short and reliable reference publication, produced in an easy-to-use format. It contains definitions of important terms, illustrated descriptions of essential pathophysiological mechanisms, step-by-step guidelines to important procedures and clearly presented tabular information on epidemiology, comparisons of treatment, etc.

This book is intended for general practitioners who will quickly and easily be able to find in it the information they are likely to need, presented in a clear and attractive format.

General practice

1996; 1-85873-124-0; 7.25; 72 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd


Clinician's Manual on Blood Pressure and Stroke Prevention

J. Chalmers (Editor)

This clinician's manual presents essential practical information on the epidemiology of primary and recurrent stroke and discusses primary and secondary prevention, specifically the role of lowering blood pressure. The easy-to-read format makes full use of tabular summaries, decision algorithms and clear illustrations and photographs.

General practice; Cardiovascular disease

1995; 1-85873-105-4; 64 pages; 7.25; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Clinician's Manual on Chronic Heart Failure

S. W. Davies and J. Bayliss

This clinician's manual presents essential practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure, focusing on management in general practice. The easy-to-read format makes full use of tabular summaries, decision algorithms and clear illustrations. This title is regularly updated to ensure that the information is current and topical.

General practice; Cardiology

1994; 1-85873-007-4; 6.95; 64 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Clinician's Manual on Genital Herpes

A. H. Cunningham (Editor)

A short and reliable reference publication, produced in an easy-to-use format. The book contains definitions of important terms, illustrated descriptions of essential pathophysiological mechanisms, step-by-step guidelines on important procedures and clearly presented tabular information on epidemiology, comparisons of treatment, etc.

General practice

Forthcoming 1997; 1-85873-126-7; about 7.25; 64 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Clinician's Manual on Helicobacter pylori

G. Misiewicz and A. Harris

This is a short and reliable reference publication, produced in an easy-to-use format. The book contains definitions of important terms, illustrated descriptions of essential pathophysiological mechanisms, step-by-step guidelines on important procedures and clearly presented tabular information on epidemiology, comparisons of treatment and other aspects.

General practice

1995, 1-85873-063-5; 6.95; 42 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Clinician's Manual on Herpes Zoster Infection

M. Wood and P. Easterbrook

The Clinician's Manual on Herpes Zoster Infection is a short and reliable reference publication, produced in an easy-to-use format. The book contains definitions of important terms, illustrated descriptions of essential pathophysiological mechanisms, step-by-step guidelines on important procedures and clearly presented tabular information on epidemiology, comparisons of treatment and other aspects.

General practice

1995; 1-85873-058-9; 6.95; 48 pages; full colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd


Clinician's Manual on Osteoporosis

SECOND EDITION

L. V. Avioli

This clinician's manual presents essential practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, focusing on management in general practice. The easy-to-read- format makes full use of tabular summaries, decision algorithms and clear illustrations and photographs. This second edition has been revised to focus on the European market.

General practice

1996; 1-85873-080-5; 64 pages; 7.25; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Clinician's Manual on Vaginal Candidosis

G. R. Kinghorn

Vaginal candidosis is a common, but poorly understood condition which affects 75% of adult women at some time in their lives. Many cases of vaginal candidosis are treated at STD clinics, but many more are treated by general practitioners. Readers will quickly and easily be able to find the information they are likely to need, presented in a clear and attractive format. The Clinician's Manual contains definitions of important terms, illustrated descriptions of clinical presentations, step-by-step guidelines on important procedures and clearly presented tabular information on epidemiology, comparisons of treatment and other topics.

General practice

1994; 1-85873-010-4; 6.95; 64 pages; 22 colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Common Diseases

FOURTH EDITION

John Fry and Gerald Sandler

A comprehensive guide to those common diseases seen in primary health care. For each of the diseases commonly seen in primary health care, the following questions are asked and answered: What is it? Who gets it when? How is the diagnosis confirmed? What to do? What happens?

This book forms an ideal introduction and source book for all members of the primary health care team, and in particular trainers and trainees. It will also be of value to anyone wanting a concise overview of common diseases as they occur in the community.

General practice; Medicine

1993; 0-7923-8803-8; 24.95; 440 pages; hardback

Diarrhoea and Constipation

(Gastrocare, Volume 2)

R. C. Spiller

Series Editor: M. J. G. Farthing

A short practical handbook for the general practitioner on diarrhoea and constipation, providing a symptomatic rather than disease-centred approach.

General practice

1994; 1-85873-023-6; 12.95; 72 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Dyspepsia

(Gastrocare, Volume 1)

I. Finnie and D. E. Loft

Series Editor: M. J. G. Farthing

A short practical handbook for the general practitioner on dyspepsia, providing a symptomatic rather than disease-centred approach.

General practice; Gastroenterology

1994; 1-85873-005-8; 12.95; 64 pages; 44 full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

Emergencies in General Practice

THIRD EDITION

A. J. Moulds, P. B. Martin, T. A. I. Bouchier-Hayes

Provides general practitioners with an easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide to the management of the vast majority of emergencies. Each presenting problem is then approached logically with concise notes on assessment, advice and management necessary when the patient is seen. The emphasis is on practical primary care, with discussion of differential diagnosis taken as far as is needed to decide the best immediate course of action. For each emergency, the ultimate advice and strategy is emphasised by a heavily lined box.

Emergencies in General Practice is an indispensable book for the practising GP to use by the telephone, in the car or on the round. It is also a valuable teaching text for GP trainees, and a reference for hospital doctors doing GP locums.

General practice

1993 (reprinted 1995); 0-7923-8831-3; 18.95; 223 pages; hardback

From Hypertension to Heart Failure

J. G. F. Cleland and J. McMurray

This book explores the inter-relationship between hypertension, myocardial infarction and heart failure. The importance of hypertension and myocardial infarction, not only as precursors of heart failure, but also as factors influencing the progression of heart failure once it has developed, is highlighted.

A thorough and critical review of the effects of treatments for hypertension and myocardial infarction on the progression to heart failure.

General practice

1995; 1-85873-059-7; 6.95; 58 pages; two colour; softcover

Published by Science Press


Handbook of Travel Medicine

Y. Ganley

This handbook concentrates on prevention of illness in the traveller - prophylaxis before travelling and how to avoid illness whilst travelling. It aims to help the practice nurse and general practitioner answer the questions commonly asked by the traveller by presenting a broad spectrum of information in a concise and attractive format.

General practice

1996; 1-85873-120-8; 13.50; 96 pages; four colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press

Identification and Management of the Heart Failure Patient

J. G. F. Cleland, D. Dutka, F. Habib and S. Puri

A timely, balanced view of current therapeutic strategies written by practising clinicians with a special interest in heart failure. Its tabular format and management algorithms make it an easy-to-use ready reference for the busy practitioner.

Contents: Background; Patient history; Physical examination; Investigations; Introduction to management; Nonpharmacologic manoeuvres; Pharmacologic therapy for heart failure; Special cases; Overview; Appendix

General practice; Cardiology

1994; 1-85873-001-5; 12.50; full-colour illustrations; 80 pages; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

The Inner Apprentice: An Awareness Centred Approach to Vocational Training

Roger Neighbour

In the companion volume to the Inner Consultation, Roger Neighbour looks at the diverse sources and relationships involved in vocational training in general practice.

The book offers many new ideas, techniques and educational tools. It will be of great interest to General Practice Trainers and Trainees alike, and to anyone involved in an individual teaching relationship.

General practice; Vocational training; Medical education

1992 (reprinted 1996); 1-900603-05-5; 19.95; 222 pages; hardback

The Inner Consultation: How to Develop an Effective and Intuitive Consulting Style

Roger Neighbour

Provides a unique integrated educational programme for doctors to develop an effective and intuitive consulting style.

Everyday clinical examples are used throughout the book. Two appendices provide a detailed schedule of exercises. Inner Consultation is relevant to all patient-sensitive doctors at any stage in their careers

General practice; Vocational training; Medical education

"Full of encouragement and enthusiasm"

British Medical Journal

"A practical manual for change"

British Journal of General Practice

1990 (reprinted 1997); 1-900603-95-0; 19.95; 340 pages; hardback

Managing the Hyperlipidaemic Patient

M. Seed

A concise, straightforward handbook for general practitioners that gives clear guidelines in a question-and-answer format on detecting and treating patients with lipid abnormalities, particularly hyperlipidaemia. Written by a practising clinician at a busy London clinic, the book is designed to answer the questions most asked by general practitioners and as such will provide an invaluable reference. Recommendations are based on those of the EAS, NCED, Royal College of Physicians (UK) and British Hyperlipidaemia Association.

General practice

1994; 1-85873-016-3; 3.50; 32 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

A Manual of Medical Manipulation

Loc Burn

Manipulation is still a relatively controversial technique and this book aims to present the basic science and techniques of the process in a form that should be useable by all general practitioners. The basic epidemiology, pathology, psychology and physiology of spinal pain are considered, followed by a straightforward account of the indications, contraindications and dangers of manipulation. Descriptions and illustrations of selected techniques are provided.

Most import of all, manipulation is discussed in the context of the other therapies available to the GP either directly or by referral.

This highly practical book will be of value to all those concerned with spinal pain and the use of medical manipulation in its treatment.

Muscoskeletal medicine; Manipulation

1994; ISBN 0-7923-8839-9; 19.95; 144 pages; softcover

Obesity: A Clinical Issue

M. Lean

Most doctors feel that the treatment of obesity is unsatisfactory and many obese people who consult healthcare professionals for advice are dissatisfied with the results. Many doctors (and patients) are excessively pessimistic, and believe that people who are obese are born obese and can't be helped.

Obesity is increasing in prevalence in the developed world. It is a disorder with significant comorbidity: people are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and some forms of cancer sensitive to sex hormones. This book describes the anthropology and pathology of obesity and sets out guidelines for successful management of the disease.

General practice

1996; 1-85873-144-8; 11.95; 64 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Prostatic Disease: When to Refer

M. Speakman and J. Davidson

This book is designed to provide the general practitioner with a short practical pocket manual that explains how to differentiate between the various prostatic diseases that present in a primary-care setting. It gives clear advice on which situations can be safely managed by the general practice team and which require specialist advice. Written by a practising GP and a consultant urologist with wide experience of teaching and lecturing to general practitioners and nursing staff, the book is highly relevant to the target audience and as such proves a welcome and valuable educational aid.

General practice; Practice nursing

1994; 1-85873-019-8; 6.95; 42 pages; two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Psychiatry in General Practice

Ben Green (Editor)

Designed to meet the needs of the general practitioner - faced with a vast array of psychological distress and illness, but without lengthy psychiatric training and the time resources used by psychiatrists.

Contents: Section One: Principles looks at the symptoms and signs of mental disorder and how the current services operates to provide community care. Sections Two, The Life Cycle and the Family, Three, Specific Health Disorders in Adult Psychiatry, and Four, Treatment Initiatives, look at the problems faced by individuals and their families throughout their life cycles, together with consideration of specific mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, and with up-to-date management strategies.

General practice; Psychiatry

1994; 0-7923-8853-4; 24.95; 284 pages; softcover

Rehabilitation Post-myocardial Infarction

H. Bethell

Rehabilitation is now seen as a very important part of the comprehensive care of patients who have suffered a heart attack. Rehabilitation programmes have been in existence for over 20 years in some countries, and are fast expanding in others. This book draws together the important issues in cardiac rehabilitation, and presents them in an accessible format, providing a valuable practical guide to all those involved in rehabilitation of the post-MI patient - general practitioners, practice nurses and hospital doctors - involved in rehabilitation programmes.

General practice; Cardiology

1997; 1-85873-117-8; 11.95; 64 pages, two-colour; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Stress and General Practitioners

U. Rout and J. K. Rout

A thorough review of stress in the medical profession in general as well presenting the results of two unique surveys of General Practitioners in the UK. Practical advice on how GPs can manage stress is also provided.

General practice; Psychology

1993; 0-7923-8815-1; 16.50; 160 pages; softcover

Trans-cultural Medicine: Dealing with Patients from Different Cultures

SECOND EDITION

Bashir Qureshi

In our expanding multi-cultural society it is increasingly important for all involved in health care to understand the subtleties of medical and communication differences between various ethnic groups. This updated collection of Bashir Qureshi's articles, published in leading medical journals, provides a unique review of this important area of medicine.

General

"…steers you cheerfully around the pitfalls"

British Medical Journal

"…its importance extends beyond the confines of consultation between doctor and patient"

British Journal of General Practice

1994 (Reprinted 1995) ; 0-7923-8836-4; 19.95; 243 pages; hardback

Understanding Clinical Trials: Beta Blockers

L. Hansson

Provides the general practitioner with a clear understanding of the objective, design, outcome and implication of the major trials of beta blockers as therapy for cardiovascular disease. A tabular summary of each trial accompanies an illustrated editorial comment highlighting major conclusions, etc. Each trial is covered in a 2-page spread.

General practice

1994; 1-870026-84-5; 6.95; 64 pages; 22 two-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

AIDS: A Guide to Clinical Counseling

SECOND REVISED EDITION

R. Miller and R. Bor

J. W. Dilley (Editor of Second Edition)

An essential guide for doctors, nurses, counsellors and other health care professionals with extensive examples of counselling interventions and approaches. The book provides practical advice in difficult clinical situations such as HIV antibody tests and antenatal clinic testing which is presented in an easy-to-learn approach applicable to busy clinical settings.

Hospital doctors, nurses, counsellors, health-care professionals

"This excellent book is devoted solely to counselling. It is a sound practical handbook on the pyscho-social management of people with AIDS, their families and contacts."

The AIDS Letter, Cambridge Medical Journals

1991; ISBN 1-870026-61-6; 9.95; 130 pages; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

MCQs in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

P. W. Ross and F. X. S. Emmanuel

This book of 240 MCQ questions covers a wide range of topics in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The questions are accompanied by extended answers making them ideal for both revision and self-study.

It will be particularly suitable for candidates for the MRCP, MRCOG, MRCGP and FRCS examinations, for medical undergraduates and also for anyone wishing to test their knowledge in this rapidly changing subject.

Infectious diseases; Medical examinations

1993; 0-7923-8841-0; 9.95; 128 pages; softcover

Pocket Reference to Opportunistic Fungal Infections

D. W. Denning

This Pocket Reference presents essential, practical information for hospital doctors on the diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic fungal infections. The easy-to-read format makes full use of tabular summaries and clear illustrations and photographs.

Infectious diseases

1994; 1-870026-99-3; 6.95; 80 pages; 65 colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

Pocket Reference to Opportunistic Fungal Infections

SLIDE SET

D. W. Denning (UK)

Designed to accompany the pocket reference book, this slide set is aimed at the infectious diseases specialist lecturing to non-specialist audiences (GPs and hospital doctors).

Infectious diseases

1994; 1-85873-043-0; 35; 24 full-colour slides in plastic binder

MEDICINE

More MCQs for Finals

Ben Green

Written primarily for the final year student doctor, these multiple choice questions, with extended answers, provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in sitting multiple choice examinations, and in assessing vital knowledge. Covers Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Pharmacology. The questions are divided into four pages of 50 MCQs each.

All fifth-year medical students will find this volume indispensable for learning examination technique and revision purposes. It may also be useful for GP trainees refreshing their knowledge for the MRCGP exam, and interested nursing and paramedical students.

General medicine; Medical examinations

1991 (reprinted 1992) 0-7923-8928-X; 7.95; 96 pages; softcover

MCQs in Cardiology for the MRCP Part 1

David Sandler and Gerald Sandler

Here is a selection of over 90 multiple choice questions on cardiology. They will be ideal for candidates for the MRCP Part 1 examination as well as for anyone wishing to update their understanding of cardiology by self-study.

The questions chosen cover a wide range of important topics and have been broken down into different areas such as clinical examination, arrhythmia's, myocardial infarction, electrocardiograms, etc. Extended answers with background information are given to help in the revision and study process.

Medicine - cardiology; Medical examinations - MRCP

1992; 0-7923-8999-9; 9.95; 90 pages; softcover

More MCQs in Cardiology for the MRCP Part 1

D. Sandler and G. Sandler

Multiple-choice questions are a key part of the MRCP examination and this book follows the successful formula of the authors' previous book MCQs in Cardiology for the MRCP Part 1 and provides a selection of questions in cardiology.

They will be ideal for candidates for the MRCP Part 1 examination as well as for anyone wishing to update their knowledge and understanding of cardiology by self-study. Extended answers with background information and references are given to help in the revision and study process.

Cardiology; Medical examinations - MRCP

1993; 0-7923-8840-2; 10.50; 92 pages; softcover

MCQs for the MRCP Part 1

Mark Sanderson, Dennis Barnes, Michael Polkey and Andrew Winrow

The book covers General Medicine and Paediatrics to assist in the revision of candidates aiming to take either of the new papers available in the two subjects from October 1993. The book contains three papers, each of sixty questions, together with extended answers supported by up-to-date references which direct the reader to further information.

Medicine; Medical examinations - MRCP

1993; 0-7923-8834-8; 10.50; 128 pages; softcover

MCQs in Microbiology and Infection for MRCP

P. W. Ross and F. X. S. Emmanuel

This book contains 200 multiple-choice questions in infectious diseases and medical microbiology suitable for candidates for the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians examination, and related examinations in other countries. A helpful feature for the student is the provision of extended answers explaining why the responses are true or false.

The questions are not grouped into topics (because such sections do not occur in the examination), but are divided into four papers of 50 questions each.

General medicine; Infectious disease

1995; 0-7923-8883-6; 12.95; 96 pages; softcover

MCQs in Neurology

K. M. Mokbel

This book instructs the reader through a series of over 200 sequential problem-oriented, multiple-choice questions involving practical clinical problem-solving, as well as self-assessment of basic knowledge in the relevant aspects of the neurosciences.

Neurology; Medical examinations

1994; 0-7923-8857-7; 12.95; 96 pages; softcover

Preparing for the MRCP Part 2: Cardiology

Robin Egdell

Here is a selection of material that will be ideal for candidates preparing for the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Part 2 examination. Focusing on cardiology, it includes case histories, data interpretation and photographic material.

Extended answers and explanations make this a book that will be of value not only to those taking the MRCP but also to qualified physicians and others wanting to test their knowledge of this important area of general medicine.

Cardiology; Medical examinations

1994; 0-7923-8869-0; 96 pages; 9.95; softcover

Visual Aids for the MRCP

N. K. Chakravorty

The Part II of the MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians) Examination, with its high clinical content, often causes particular problems. Continued practice is recommended and this fully illustrated book is aimed at helping candidates to prepare for this part of the examination.

It contains a large number of clinical photographs, X-rays (including CT scans), ECGs, haematology and histology slides which candidates are likely to encounter in the examination. There are 160 questions in total and expanded answers to these are given at the back of the book.

Although designed specifically for the MRCP examination, it should also be useful for candidates appearing in the PLAB test and other undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations.

Medicine; Medical examinations

1996; 0-7923-8873-9; 19.95; 128 pages; full-colour illustrations hardback

MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Human Movement

James Watkins

This book explains the fundamental mechanical concepts and principles that underlie the ability to analyse movement mechanically. No previous knowledge of mechanics is required. All the concepts and principles are clearly explained and many well-illustrated examples from a range of physical activities are given in order to show their practical relevance.

Biomechanics; Rehabilitation

1983 (reprinted 1996); 1-900603-35-7; 15.95; 154 pages; softcover

A Manual of Medical Manipulation

Loc Burn

Manipulation is still a relatively controversial technique and this book aims to present the basic science and techniques of the process in a form that should be useable by all general practitioners. The basic epidemiology, pathology, psychology and physiology of spinal pain are considered, followed by a straightforward account of the indications, contraindications and dangers of manipulation. Descriptions and illustrations of selected techniques are provided.

Most import of all, manipulation is discussed in the context of the other therapies available to the GP either directly or by referral.

This highly practical book will be of value to all those concerned with spinal pain and the use of medical manipulation in its treatment.

Muscoskeletal medicine; Manipulation

1994; ISBN 0-7923-8839-9; 19.95; 144 pages; softcover

Vertebral Manipulation - A Part of Orthodox Medicine

John K. Paterson

Back pain continues to be a growing problem in western society. As well as orthodox therapies there have become established several alternative or complementary therapies that often have little scientific foundation to their use or teaching. Vertebral manipulation has often been included with these alternative therapies and although it is now more widely used in the medical profession, many clinicians still view the technique with suspicion.

This book sets out to establish vertebral manipulation as a part of orthodox medicine. It begins by identifying the criteria for scientific acceptability and goes on to present the proven physiological phenomena upon which vertebral manipulation can be legitimately based. A number of popular hypotheses are reviewed against these criteria. A useful series of appendices provides a background to a basic syllabus for teaching and also a selection of simple techniques.

Musculoskeletal medicine

1995; 0-7923-8885-2; 25:00; 128 pages; hardback


OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

MCQs for the MFFP Part I

Ali Kubba, Helen Massil, E. Sheila Merchant, Claire Smith and Martyn Walling

Here are 120 multiple-choice questions on family planning and reproductive healthcare. Each question has been carefully selected to reflect the syllabus of the new Part 1 examination for Membership of the Faculty of Family Planning (MFFP).

Almost all the questions are accompanied by an extended answer. In this way, as well as providing a useful revision aid for examinations, the book is also educationally stimulating for anyone wishing to improve and test their knowledge of family planning and reproductive healthcare.

The questions have been divided into three major sections: Applied Sciences; Contraception; and Reproductive Healthcare

This book will be an ideal training and revision tool for candidates for the professional exams such as the new MFFP as well as the MRCOG and MRCGP. It will also provide a useful aid to anyone who wishes to update their understanding of these important topics in reproductive medicine.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1996; 1-900603-00-4; 9.95; 96 pages; softcover

MCQs for the MRCOG Part II

Patrick Hogston

Here is a selection of carefully chosen questions for the Part II Membership examination of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG). For most questions a short informative answer is given.

Obstetrics and gynaecology; Medical examinations - MRCOG

1995 (reprinted 1996);1-900603-55-1; 12.95; 96 pages; softcover

Preparing for the DRCOG

Janice Rymer and Jennie Higham

Here is a selection of multiple choice questions and case studies designed for candidates for the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG).

The 90 multiple-choice questions cover all major areas of the syllabus and are accompanied by extended answers to help the revision process. The case studies are ideal as preparation for the other sections of the examination as well as for general revision.

This book will be suitable not only for candidates for the DRCOG (and other examinations such as the MRCOG) but also for anyone wanting to update and test their understanding of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Obstetrics and gynaecology; Medical examinations

1995; 0-7923-8875-5; 9.95; 96 pages; softcover

OPHTHALMOLOGY

MCQs for MRCOphth

I. Levy and P. Riordan-Eva

Here is a selection of 120 carefully chosen questions based on the Membership examinations of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examinations. For most questions a short informative answer is given.

This book will be ideal for candidates for the Royal College examinations as well as for all those wishing to check their knowlege of ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology; medical examinations

1993; 0-7923-8848-8; 9.95; 80 pages; softcover

MCQs in Optics and Refraction

I. Levy and P. Riordan-Eva

Here is a selection of carefully chosen questions based on the Optics and Refraction module of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examinations. For each of the 60 questions a short informative answer is supplied.

This book will be ideal for candidates for the Royal College examinations as well as for all those wishing to check their knowledge of optics and refraction.

Ophthalmology; medical examinations

1993; 0-7923-8835-6; 7.95; 48 pages; softcover

MCQs for FRCOphth

I. Levy and P. Riordan-Eva

Here is a selection of 285 carefully chosen questions based on the Fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examinations. For most questions a short informative answer is given.

This book will be ideal for candidates for the Royal College examinations as well as for all those wishing to check their knowledge of ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology; medical examinations

1993; 0-7923-8847-X; 9.95; 142 pages; softcover

PATIENT GUIDES


Illustrated Junior Encyclopaedia of Epilepsy

Richard Appleton

This encyclopaedia is written for young people (9-14) and is aimed at helping them and their carers understand more about epilepsy. Organised alphabetically, the reader can dip into any section of particular interest. Cross reference to other parts of the text is by coloured words.

Illustrated throughout with full colour pictures the topics covered include the scientific, medical, historical and social aspects of epilepsy.

Written in a highly readable way, this book will be of use not only to children themselves but also to all those, including parents, teachers, nurses and social workers, involved in the care of the epileptic child. Medical professionals should also find it particularly useful in counselling patients.

Neurology; patient advice

"... clear information which can be assessed in the patient's time is the key to education. This book fits the bill."

from a preview by Dr Keith Hopcroft published in Hospital Doctor magazine

1996; 0-948270-60-8; 64pp (full colour); 9.95; softcover

Published by Roby Education

Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Epilepsy

David Chadwick

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder. This book aims to explain to sufferers and their carers what epilepsy is and how to deal with it in day-to-day life.

Illustrated throughout with full colour pictures the topics covered include the scientific, medical, historical and social aspects of epilepsy. Particular emphasis is given to how to cope with epilepsy in every-day life. Entries are organised alphabetically so the reader can dip into any section of particular interest. Cross reference to other parts of the text is by coloured words.

Written in a highly readable way and edited by one of the world's leading experts in epilepsy, this book will be of use not only to sufferers themselves but also to all those involved in their care. It will also be particularly useful to healthcare professionals in counselling patients with epilepsy.

Neurology; Patient advice

1996; 0-948270-65-9; 9.95; 64 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

The Official Doctor/Patient Handbook

John R. A. Duckworth with cartoons by John Pugh

Informative, perceptive and frequently irreverent, this is a candid guide to the medical profession written by an insider. John Duckworth writes about the medical world for patients (and doctors) with perception and humour. But underneath there is much of value here for anyone wanting to know how British medicine, and those that work in it, really functions.

The contents speak for themselves: Doctor Who?; The Medical Curriculum; A Career in Hospital Medicine; Climbing the Greasy Pole; How Much do Doctors Earn?; How Hard do ,Doctors Work?; The Patient's Guide to Hospitals; The Patient's Guide to GPs; Nurses and Midwives; Trusts and Funds; How to Choose a Doctor; Hospitals - and How to Survive Them; Is your Doctor Telling the Truth?; On Death and Dying; Crawling up your Doctors Nose; Medical Ethics; Suing a Doctor.

General

1995; 1-897597-07-X; 9.99; 210 pages with cartoons and illustrations; softcover

Originally published by Harriman House

PSYCHIATRY


Basic Notes in Psychotherapy

Michael I. Levi

Here is a concise summary of psychotherapy provided in the form of short notes. The aim is to provide the principal techniques, indications and cautions for the psychological treatments covered.

It is written in a jargon-free way that will be suitable for a wide audience: medical students, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers and psychiatric occupational therapists.

The main psychotherapies discussed by the author include: counselling; supportive psychotherapy; individual dynamic psychotherapy; group psychotherapy; couple and family therapy; cognitive analytical therapy (CAT); cognitive therapy; and behavioural therapy. The final chapter considers a number of other therapies.

Psychiatry

1996; 1-900603-50-0; 8.95; 64 pages; softcover

Basic Notes in Psychopharmacology

Michael I. Levi

Here is a concise summary of psychopharmacology provided in the form of short notes.

The main areas of psychopharmacology are covered: hypnotic and anxiolytic drugs; antipsychotic drugs; antidepressant drugs; and mood stabilisers.

An ideal short guide for junior doctors, general practitioners, psychiatric nurses and all those whose work brings them into contact with drug use in psychiatry.

Psychiatry

1993; 0-7923-8806-2; 6.50; 64 pages; softcover



Basic Notes in Psychiatry

SECOND EDITION

Michael I. Levi

This thoroughly revised edition of this well established book provides a concise summary of general adult psychiatry in synoptic form. Highly suitable for junior doctors in training, general practitioners, psychiatric nurses and social workers, and clinical psychologists.

Psychiatry

Forthcoming 1997; 1-900603-30-6; about 14.95; about 128 pages; softcover

The MRCPsych Study Manual

Ben Green

Here in a single book is a wealth of material on how to study and succeed in the MRCPsych examination, both Parts I and II. The contents include:-Multiple Choice Questions with extended answers; Short Answer Questions with model answers; Essay Questions and advice on answer technique; How to structure study and revision; What classical papers and texts to read.; How to succeed in the Clinical Examination; How to survive in the Viva.

Psychiatry; Medical examinations

1993; 0-7923-8816-X; 24.95; 160 pages; softcover

MCQs in Psychiatry for MRCPsych

Michael I. Levi

Here are 200 multiple choice questions with short answers for candidates for both parts of the MRCPsych examination. Organised into 4 papers each of 50 questions, the focus is on descriptive psychopathology as well as clinical topics in psychiatry. An ideal revision aide for examination candidates as well as other health-care professionals wishing to update and test their knowledge of psychiatry.

Psychiatry; Medical examinations

March 1997; 1-900603-85-3; about 14.95; about 96 pages; softcover

PMPs for the MRCPsych Pt II

Michael I. Levi

Here are 40 Patient Management Problems (PMPs) for candidates taking the MRCPsych Pt II examination. Covering the full range of psychaitric practice other health professionals, such as general practitioners, psychiatric nurses and social workers and clinical psychologists will also find the book valuable.

Psychiatry; Medical examinations

1992; 0-7923-8993-X; 8.50; 90 pages; softcover

Pocket Reference to Social Phobia

An official publication of the World Psychiatric Association

S. Montgomery (Editor)

This Pocket Reference presents essential practical information for psychiatrists on the diagnosis and treatment of social phobias. The easy-to-read format makes full use of tabular summaries, decision algorithms and clear illustrations.

Psychiatry

1995, 1-85873-077-5; 7.25; 64 pages; full-colour illustrations; softcover

Published by Science Press Ltd

SAQs for the MRCPsych

Michael I. Levi

This book of 200 short answer questions is ideal for revision for the MRCPsych Pt II examination. Both basic science and clinical topics are covered with short answers to all the questions.

Psychiatry

1988; 0-74620-099-4; 7.95; 86 pages; softcover


Understanding the Biology of Mental Disorders

T. Dinan (Editor)

This book aims to provide a bridge between the neurological sciences and the practice of psychiatry by providing an overview of the impact of scientific research on psychiatry today.

The first, introductory chapter sets the scene for the rest of the book, describing the importance of neurobiology to clinical psychiatry, and will summarise recent key discoveries about receptors, messengers and the role of serotonin. This is followed by chapters on molecular genetics, neuroimaging and neuroendocrinology. Subsequent chapters deal with different disorders, separated according to ICD-10 classification, including the relevance that discoveries in neurobiology have had on treatment. The book provides an accessible and timely review of the subject for junior psychiatrists.

Psychiatry

1997; 1-85873-143-7; 21.95; 96 pages; full-colour illustrations; hardback

Published by Science Press Ltd

SURGERY


MCQs in Applied Basic Sciences

THIRD EDITION

K. M. Mokbel

An understanding of applied basic sciences is now part of the syllabus of many of the postgraduate examinations. This book of 300 MCQs with short answers provides candidates with a full range of practice questions covering: Anatomy; Physiology; Biochemistry; Clinical Pharmacology; Pathology - general and systemic; Microbiology and Immunology; Haematology; and Genetics.

Surgery; Medicine; Medical examinations

Of the first edition - "Very good value for money … packed with knowledge...."

Medicine Digest

Forthcoming 1997; 1-900603-75-6; about 12.95; about 128 pages; softcover


MCQs in General Surgery

K. M. Mokbel

Specifically written for the new MRCS examination that will replace the existing FRCS, this book consists of more than 400 questions covering basic surgical sciences and clinical general surgery in an integrated fashion. As well as all the major areas of surgery, other topics covered include pre-operative assessment, anaesthesia, intensive care, trauma, surgical oncology, and post-operative complications. Short answers to all the questions are included.

Although designed for candidates for post-graduate surgical examinations, others such as senior undergraduates and GPs will also find the book useful in preparing for examinations as well as for continuing education.

Surgery; Medical examinations

Forthcoming 1997; 1-900603-10-1; TBA; about 176 pages; softcover


MCQs in Microbiology and Infection for FRCS

P. W. Ross and F. X. S. Emmanuel

This book consists of 200 multiple choice questions in infectious diseases and medical microbiology suitable for candidates for postgraduate surgical examinations such as the FRCS and its replacement, the new MRCS examination. It will also be of value to candidates in the UK and other countries for related examinations.

The questions have been carefully selected to reflect the educational needs of surgeons-in-training and each one is accompanied by a short answer. Compiled by two experienced authors both of whom are involved in teaching and examining, this short book will be of value to all surgical trainees preparing for their professional examinations.

Surgery; Infection; Medical examinations

September 1996; 1-900603-15-2; 9.95; 112 pages; softcover

SAQs in Clinical Surgery-in-General for the FRCS

K. M. Mokbel

Here is a wealth of practice questions for the Short Answer Question section of the Clinical Surgery-in-General examination of the FRCS and its replacement, the MRCS. Full answers are given as well as short tips on preparing for the examination. Forty topics relevant to general surgical training and appropriate to the new syllabus are covered. Among the many subjects dealt with are: trauma, organ transplantation, surgical audit, AIDS, and medical imaging.

Essential reading for candidates revising for the examination, this book will also be valuable for other surgeons in training and senior undergraduates.

Surgery; Medical examinations - FRCS

1994 (reprinted 1996);1-900603-90-X; 7.50; 90 pages; softcover


Operative Surgery and Surgical Topics for the FRCS /MRCS

REVISED EDITION

K. M. Mokbel

The viva (oral) is now a crucial part of postgraduate examinations in surgery. This book provides an ideal revision guide for the viva part of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in England (Clinical Surgery-in-General). It covers the 40 most common general surgical operations together with other topics popular with examiners.

The book will also be valuable for candidates preparing for the certifying examinations of the American Board of General Surgery in the USA, the Australian Fellowship and the Canadian Board examinations.

Surgery; Medical examinations

1996;1-900603-70-5; 14.95; 128 pages; softcover


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