Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and MOC

Author: Tithi Biswas, MD,George Rodrigues, MD FRCPC MSc

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617052280

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and MOC is a singular study guide, written for those who are preparing for the American Board of Radiology certification exam or maintenance exam. The authors provide a concise, targeted overview of the key knowledge within each clinical area of radiation oncology practice, as well as to related topics that are relevant to practice and are covered on examinations. Chapters span the relevant disease site and subspecialty areas including gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, breast, soft tissue and bone, pediatric, central nervous system, head and neck, skin, lung/ thoracic, and hematologic malignancies. The chapters detail the latest research and statistics, along with essential clinical knowledge on staging, management considerations, treatment planning and simulation, toxicity, follow up and outcomes that will be tested during the certification and recertification exams. Each chapter includes a focused practice test with multiple-choice questions and answers, which contain rationales and references. Two full practice exams appear at the end of the book. Ideal for first-time test-takers and recertification candidates alike, the bulleted, straightforward format will help anyone preparing for the boards or MOC recall their existing, specialized knowledge, and sharpen their skills in other areas of radiation oncology. KEY FEATURES: Includes two comprehensive practice tests that assess your knowledge of all disease sites and subtopics Reviews palliative care in several site-specific chapters Presents other related topics crucial to the exam, including biostatistics
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Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and Moc

Includes App

Author: TITHI BISWAS (M.D.),George Rodrigues, MD Frcpc Msc

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9780826169693

Category:

Page: 472

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App included with purchase! See inside front cover for access instructions. Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and MOC is a singular study guide, written for those who are preparing for the American Board of Radiology certification exam or maintenance exam. The authors provide a concise, targeted overview of the key knowledge within each clinical area of radiation oncology practice, as well as to related topics that are relevant to practice and are covered on examinations. Chapters span the relevant disease site and subspecialty areas including gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, breast, soft tissue and bone, pediatric, central nervous system, head and neck, skin, lung/thoracic, and hematologic malignancies. The chapters detail the latest research and statistics, along with essential clinical knowledge on staging, management considerations, treatment planning and simulation, toxicity, follow up, and outcomes that will be tested during the certification and recertification exams. Each chapter includes a focused practice test with multiple-choice questions and answers, which contain rationales and references. Two full practice exams appear at the end of the book. Ideal for first-time test-takers and recertification candidates alike, the bulleted, straightforward format will help anyone preparing for the boards or MOC recall their existing, specialized knowledge, and sharpen their skills in other areas of radiation oncology. KEY FEATURES: Includes two comprehensive practice tests that assess your knowledge of all disease sites and subtopics Reviews palliative care in several site-specific chapters Presents other related topics crucial to the exam, including biostatistics Includes free access to mobile and online app--track and sync your progress on up to three devices!
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Pocket Guide to Radiation Oncology

Author: Daniel Chamberlain, MD,James B. Yu, MD, MHS,Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617052655

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 1706

Pocket Guide to Radiation Oncology is an efficient, no-frills guide to the basics of clinical radiation oncology. The chapters are packed with clinical pearls and tables covering treatment options, doses, side effects, target delineations, treatment planning, and other essentials. Chapters are organized by site-specific disease. Each chapter presents the must-know key points, including treatment options by stage, relevant technical considerations, and important items for follow-ups. This crucial material makes the book an ideal companion for the practicing physician during rounds and other clinical settings. The book's organized format also lends itself to quick review for the board or MOC exams, and it can serve as a handy reference during a case review at a tumor board. Key Features: The outline format and wealth of succinct tables make this a great quick reference Each chapter concludes with a list of selected, summarized studies relevant to the disease 51 disease-based chapters make it easy to find particular sites without having to sift through dense, broad text Supplemental sections at the end of the book provide quick access to normal tissue tolerance constraints as well as recommendations for managing symptoms after radiation therapy
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Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

Implementing Tools and Best Practices for Patients, Providers, and Payers

Author: Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD,Eric C. Ford, PhD,Tim R. Williams, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617052469

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 907

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology is the first book to provide an authoritative and evidence-based guide to the understanding and implementation of quality and safety procedures in radiation oncology practice. Alongside the rapid growth of technology and radiotherapy treatment options for cancer in recent years, quality and safety standards are not only of the utmost importance but best practices ensuring quality and safety are crucial aspect of modern radiation oncology training. A detailed exploration and review of these standards is a necessary part of radiation oncologist’s professional competency, both in the clinical setting and at the study table while preparing for board review and MOC exams. Chapter topics range from fundamental concepts of value and quality to commissioning technology and the use of metrics. They include perspectives on quality and safety from the patient, third-party payers, as well as from the federal government. Other chapters cover prospective testing of quality, training and education, error identification and analysis, incidence reporting, as well as special technology and procedures, including MRI-guided radiation therapy, proton therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), quality and safety procedures in resource-limited environments, and more. State-of-the-art quality assurance procedures and safety guidelines are the backbone of this unique and essential volume. Physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiotherapists, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals will find this resource an invaluable compendium of best practices in radiation oncology. Key Features: Case examples illustrate best practices and pitfalls Several dozen graphs, tables and figures help quantify the discussion of quality and safety throughout the text Section II covers all aspects of quality assurance procedures for the physicist
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Radiation Oncology Question Review, Second Edition

Author: Michael A. Weller, MD,Nikhil Joshi, MD,Anthony Mastroianni, MD, JD, MBA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826135676

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 7178

Radiation Oncology Question Review efficiently tests and reinforces your knowledge of key concepts, critical studies, and major clinical guidelines, with the most important radiation oncology citations included. Organized by treatment site, detailed questions cover natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis, staging, treatment options, and treatment-related side effects all in a newly configured format. Each question tests your recall and sharpens your skills so that you can practice and feel confident in your ability to manage all disease site areas according to the standard guidelines and key literature in the field. Written by residents and expert radiation oncologists from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, this review is a comprehensive study guide for anyone preparing for the board exam, for practicing physicians reviewing a topic, or for preparing for MOC. Whether you are a few minutes between patients or are having a dedicated study session, this book is an invaluable resource that will strengthen your knowledge of the field. Key Features: Updated and revised to reflect the new AJCC 8th Edition criteria, data guidelines for SBRT, hypofractionation for breast and prostate cancers, new advanced treatment planning and delivery techniques, and with a dedicated Sarcomas section Covers all clinical topics and disease site areas that are in the ABR clinical radiation oncology exam and MOC Updated layout and organization of questions and answers Includes access to the fully searchable downloadable eBook
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Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review

Clinical Neurology for Initial Certification and MOC

Author: Kelly D Flemming,Lyell K Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190244941

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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This print edition of "Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review: Clinical Neurology for Initial Certification and MOC" comes with a year's access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables. Written specifically for anyone preparing to recertify for the Neurology Boards, or even those taking the exam for the first time, this comprehensive board review guide is everything needed in an easy to read, and beautifully presented, text. With extensive neuroimaging, illustrations, and neuropathology included, this book eliminates the need for obtaining multiple resources to study for the neurology board examination with high-yield information emphasized to highlight key facts. The book is divided into the basic sciences in Part 1 and clinical neurology in Part 2. It features short, easy-to-read chapters to help the busy resident, fellow, and clinician "on the run." In addition to those people preparing to take, or recertify for, the neurology boards, it will also be useful to medical students and residents rotating through neurology or for the generalist with an interest in reviewing neurology.
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Biostatistics for Oncologists

Author: Kara Lynne Leonard,Adam Sullivan

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9780826168580

Category:

Page: 200

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Biostatistics for Oncologists is the first practical guide providing the essential biostatistical concepts, oncology-specific examples, and applicable problem sets for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists. In addition, it serves as a review for medical oncology and radiation oncology residents or fellows preparing for in-service and board exams. All examples are relevant to oncology and demonstrate how to apply core conceptual knowledge and applicable methods related to hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, categorical data analysis and survival analysis to the field of oncology. The book also provides guidance on the fundamentals of study design and analysis. Written for oncologists by oncologists, this practical text demystifies challenging statistical concepts and provides concise direction on how to interpret, analyze, and critique data in oncology publications, as well as how to apply statistical knowledge to understanding, designing, and analyzing clinical trials. With practical problem sets and twenty-five multiple choice practice questions with answers, the book is an indispensable review for anyone preparing for in-service exams, boards, MOC, or looking to hone a lifelong skill. Key Features: Practically explains biostatistics concepts important for passing the hematology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology boards and MOC exams Provides guidance on how to read, understand, and critique data in oncology publications Gives relevant examples that are important for analyzing data in oncology, including the design and analysis of clinical trials Tests your comprehension of key biostatistical concepts with problem sets at the end of each section and a final section devoted to board-style multiple choice questions and answers Includes digital access to the eBook
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Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

Implementing Tools and Best Practices for Patients, Providers, and Payers

Author: Adam P. Dicker,Eric C. Ford, Ph.d.,Tim R. Williams

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781620700747

Category:

Page: 345

View: 3903

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology provides an authoritative and evidence-based guide to the understanding and implementation of quality and safety procedures in radiation oncology practice. A detailed exploration and review of these standards is a necessary part of a radiation oncology professional s competency, both in the clinical setting and at the study table while preparing for board review and MOC exams. This book is also essential for other members of the radiotherapy team, including for medical physicists implementing procedures and working with wide-ranging technologies and equipment and for dosimetrists and radiation therapists tailoring and carrying out safe and effective treatment plans Chapter topics range from fundamental concepts of value and quality to specific technical consideration in the commissioning and use of equipment to the use of metrics to measure value. Chapters include perspectives on quality and safety from the patient, third-party payers, as well as from the federal government. Other chapters cover prospective testing of quality, training and education, error identification and analysis, incidence reporting, as well as special technology and procedures, including MRI-guided radiation therapy, proton therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), quality and safety considerations in resource-limited environments, and more. Physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, nurses, hospital administrators, vendors and other healthcare professionals will find this resource an invaluable compendium of best practices in radiation oncology. Key Features: Case examples illustrate best practices and pitfalls Dozens of graphs, tables and figures which help illustrate and quantify the discussion of quality and safety throughout the textSection II covers all aspects of quality assurance procedures for the physicist Includes examples of checklists to support best practices"
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Tumor Board Review, Second Edition

Guideline and Case Reviews in Oncology

Author: Robert F. Todd,Kathleen A. Cooney, MD,Teresa G. Hayes,Martha Pritchett Mims,Francis P. Worden, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1620700603

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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" Praise for the First Edition ìAs everyone in oncology fellowship training knows, there is a huge [information] gap in this field. Most oncology books are massive and loaded with informationÖby the time the book is [published]Öit is outdated.î [Tumor Board Review] is fresh and just out of the ovenÖI havenít seen any book in oncology like this so farÖI think my investment in this book was wise and worth it.î ó Humaid Al-Shamsi, MB(Hon), BMedSc, MRCP(UK), FRCP, FACP, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Culling the knowledge and expertise of respected oncology specialists, this is a concise yet comprehensive review of all areas of oncology practice for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists ó both students and practitioners. The second edition of Tumor Board Review has been thoroughly revised to encompass recent scientific advances in assessment and treatment, new clinical guidelines, and new FDA-approved drugs and indications. It also contains approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers to assist readers in testing their knowledge, especially those preparing for the MOC exam. The book features case presentations and evidence-based management discussions that clearly demonstrate how to apply new information in daily practice. In a consistent format, each chapter addresses epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, and pathology of each major organ-specific tumor type an abbreviated display of relevant staging and several ìtumor board styleî illustrative patient case studies. This is followed by an evidence-based case discussion, which reinforces current guidelines and explains the rationale for the diagnostic and therapeutic steps taken. Algorithms and decision-tree graphics further illuminate the decision process. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION OF TUMOR BOARD REVIEW: Presents the most recent guidelines and management standards in user-friendly format Focuses on current indications, use of new drugs, and new treatment of side effects Includes new FDA-approved drugs and guidelines Offers approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers "
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Tumor Board Review, Second Edition

Guideline and Case Reviews in Oncology

Author: Francis P. Worden, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 161705223X

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 4876

Praise for the First Edition “As everyone in oncology fellowship training knows, there is a huge [information] gap in this field. Most oncology books are massive and loaded with information…by the time the book is [published]…it is outdated.” [Tumor Board Review] is fresh and just out of the oven…I haven’t seen any book in oncology like this so far…I think my investment in this book was wise and worth it.” — Humaid Al-Shamsi, MB(Hon), BMedSc, MRCP(UK), FRCP, FACP, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Culling the knowledge and expertise of respected oncology specialists, this is a concise yet comprehensive review of all areas of oncology practice for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists — both students and practitioners. The second edition of Tumor Board Review has been thoroughly revised to encompass recent scientific advances in assessment and treatment, new clinical guidelines, and new FDA-approved drugs and indications. It also contains approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers to assist readers in testing their knowledge, especially those preparing for the MOC exam. The book features case presentations and evidence-based management discussions that clearly demonstrate how to apply new information in daily practice. In a consistent format, each chapter addresses epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, and pathology of each major organ-specific tumor type; an abbreviated display of relevant staging; and several “tumor board style” illustrative patient case studies. This is followed by an evidence-based case discussion, which reinforces current guidelines and explains the rationale for the diagnostic and therapeutic steps taken. Algorithms and decision-tree graphics further illuminate the decision process. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION OF TUMOR BOARD REVIEW: Presents the most recent guidelines and management standards in user-friendly format Focuses on current indications, use of new drugs, and new treatment of side effects Includes new FDA-approved drugs and guidelines Offers approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers
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Harrisons Hämatologie und Onkologie

Author: Dan L. Longo

Publisher: ABW Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3864741017

Category: Medical

Page: 950

View: 794

Die Behandlung maligner Tumoren hat sich in den letzten zehn Jahren rasant und ganz entscheidend verändert. Spätestens seit der Einführung von Herceptin reden wir von der personalisierten onkologischen Therapie, inzwischen wird das bereits Präzisionsmedizin genannt. So ist die Hämatologie/Onkologie inzwischen sicher das innovativste Fachgebiet, was die Neueinführung potenter Therapeutika angeht. Harrisons Hämatologie und Onkologie bietet jetzt auf aktuellster Basis für alle Beteiligten an den interdisziplinären Tumorkonferenzen das notwendige Wissen. Checkpoint-Inhibitoren und Tyrosinkinase-Inhibitoren sind jüngste Beispiele, gefolgt von: PARB-Inhibitoren beim Ovarialkarzinom, anti-EGFR-Antikörper beim Dickdarmkarzinom, Tyrosinkinase-Inhibitoren beim Lungenkarzinom, BRAF-Inhibitoren beim malignen Melanom, anti-CD20 beim malignen Lymphom. Die Palette der neuen therapeutischen Ansätze ist groß. Das Buch vermittelt als weltweit gültiger Standard das aktuellste Wissen aus der Feder von internationalen Spezialisten sowie Experten der Charité und anderer wissenschaftlicher Institutionen im deutschsprachigen Bereich. Die relevanten aktuellen Leitlinien finden Aufnahme und werden entsprechend interpretiert.
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Medical Radiation

An Overview of the Issues : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, February 26, 2010

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical radiology

Page: 207

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Campbell-Walsh Urology 11th Edition Review

Author: W. Scott McDougal,Alan J. Wein,Louis R. Kavoussi,Alan W. Partin,Craig A. Peters

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323339190

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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Following the same chapter structure as the authoritative Campbell-Walsh Urology, 11th Edition, this trusted review covers all the core material you need to know for board exam preparation and MOC exams. More than 3,000 multiple-choice questions with detailed answers help you master the most important elements in urology. Prepare for the written boards and MOC exams with the most reliable, efficient review available, from the same team that has made Campbell-Walsh Urology the most trusted clinical reference in the field. Stay up to date with new topics covered in the parent text, including evaluation and management of men with urinary incontinence, minimally-invasive urinary diversion, laparoscopic and robotic surgery in children, and much more. Get a thorough review and a deeper understanding of your field with more than 3,000 multiple-choice questions and detailed answers, now with new highlighted "must-know" points in the answer explanations. Quickly review just before exams with help from new Chapter Reviews that detail key information in a handy list format. Benefit from an increased focus on pathology and imaging, including updates to conform pathology content to the new American Board of Urology requirements.
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Non-Interpretive Skills for Radiology: Case Review

Author: David M. Yousem

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323473741

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The only review book of its kind, David M. Yousem’s Non-Interpretive Skills prepares you for exam questions on every aspect of radiology that does not involve reading and interpreting images: communication, quality and safety, ethics, leadership, data management, business principles, analytics, statistics, and more. Ideal for residents and practitioners alike, this unique study tool contains hundreds of questions, answers, and rationales that cover the entire range of NIS content on the credentialing boards and MOC exams. Your exam preparation isn’t complete without it! Exclusive test preparation on every NIS area, including business, ethics, safety, quality improvement, resuscitation techniques, and medications used by radiologists. 600 multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales provide a practical and solid foundation for exams and clinical practice. Author David M. Yousem, MD, MBA and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology share years of expertise in radiology education, quality assurance, and business topics. A single, easy-to-use source for thorough review of the NIS topics you’ll encounter on exams and in your radiology practice.
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Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy

Author: Todd Pawlicki,Peter Dunscombe,Arno J. Mundt,Pierre Scalliet

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439804377

Category: Medical

Page: 643

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The first text to focus solely on quality and safety in radiotherapy, this work encompasses not only traditional, more technically oriented, quality assurance activities, but also general approaches of quality and safety. It includes contributions from experts both inside and outside the field to present a global view. The task of assuring quality is no longer viewed solely as a technical, equipment-dependent endeavor. Instead, it is now recognized as depending on both the processes and the people delivering the service. Divided into seven broad categories, the text covers: Quality Management and Improvement includes discussions about lean thinking, process control, and access to services. Patient Safety and Managing Error looks at reactive and prospective error management techniques. Methods to Assure and Improve Quality deals broadly with techniques to monitor, assure, and improve quality. People and Quality focuses on human factors, changing roles, staffing, and training. Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy addresses the general issues of quality assurance with descriptions of the key systems used to plan and treat patients and includes specific recommendations on the types and frequencies of certain tests. Quality Control: Equipment and Quality Control: Patient-Specific provides explicit details of quality control relating to equipment and patient-specific issues. Recently, a transformation of quality and safety in radiotherapy has begun to take place. Among the key drivers of this transformation have been new industrial and systems engineering approaches that have come to the forefront in recent years following revelations of system failures. This book provides an approach to quality that is long needed, one that deals with both human and technical aspects that must be the part of any overall quality improvement program.
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Das ICU-Buch

Praktische Intensivmedizin

Author: Paul L. Marino,Götz Geldner,Tilmann Müller-Wolff

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437170325

Category: Medical

Page: 912

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Ob Weiterbildungsassistent auf der Intensivstation oder erfahrener Arzt: das ICU-Buch - Praktische Intensivmedizin macht es Ihnen leicht, die oft sehr komplexen Vorgänge bei z.T. multimorbiden Patienten zu verstehen, die richtigen Prioritäten zu setzen und begründete diagnostische und therapeutische Entscheidungen zu treffen. Das Buch spannt den Bogen von der Physiologie über gebräuchliche Arbeitstechniken bis hin zu konkreten und klinisch begründeten Behandlungskonzepten bei speziellen Erkrankungen. Detaillierte Diagnostik und differenzierte Therapie werden problemorientiert dargestellt Die Interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise wird den oft vielschichtigen Erkrankungen gerecht Neu in der 5. Auflage: Komplett überarbeitet und aktualisiert unter Betonung neu erschienener Übersichtsartikel und klinischer Leitlinien 5 zusätzliche Kapitel: Gefäßkatheter, Berufsbedingte Expositionen, Alternative Beatmungsverfahren, Pankreatitis und Leberinsuffizienz sowie Nichtmedikamentöse Toxidrome Komplett in Farbe - das macht das Buch maximal lesefreundlich „Resümee" für die Praxis am Kapitelende unterstützt Sie bei der Umsetzung im Klinikalltag 246 neue Abbildungen und 199 neue Tabellen visualisieren die Inhalte und zeigen Ihnen alles Wichtige auf einen Blick Inhalte adaptiert entsprechend deutscher und europäischer Leitlinien/Empfehlungen sowie gesetzlicher Vorgaben
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