Thursday, March 21, 2013

Decision Making in Health and Medicine: Integrating Evidence and Values, M. G. Myriam Hunink

Decision making in health care means navigating through a complex and tangled web of diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. In addition, medical therapies may include side effects, surgery may lead to undesirable complications, and diagnostic technologies may produce inconclusive results. In many clinical and health policy decisions it is necessary to counterbalance benefits and risks, and to trade off competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy vs optimizing quality of life vs minimizing the required resources. This textbook plots a clear course through these complex and conflicting variables. It clearly explains and illustrates tools for integrating quantitative evidence-based data and subjective outcome values in making clinical and health policy decisions. An accompanying CD-ROM features solutions to the exercises, PowerPoint® presentations of the illustrations, and sample models and tables.

It is very readable, making a complex subject appear crystal clear and easy to understand. The exercises at the end of each chapter provide a useful check of understanding and examples of how to apply the skills...Overall, this book is a very useful addition to the literature on evidence-based health care, providing clear strategies for incorporating decision analysis into our daily decision making. This is an impressively comprehensive approach to clinical decision-making with every angle considered, advantages and disadvantages tabulated. The book is extremely well supported by exercises and the accompanying CD , and was well liked by our students...The book could also be a useful stepping stone to more advanced techniques in modeling or diagnostic test research but does not go into sufficient detail in the application of advanced tools such as Monte Carlo simulation to be used in isolation.

Product Details :
Paperback: 401 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; PAP/CDR edition (November 26, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521770297
ISBN-13: 978-0521770293
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches

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Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry 1st Edition, Amr M. Moursi

Wiley-Blackwell's "Clinical Cases" series is designed to recognize the centrality of clinical cases to the profession by providing actual cases with an academic backbone. Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry applies both theory and practice to real-life pediatric dentistry cases in a clinically relevant format. This unique approach supports the new trend in case-based and problem-based learning, thoroughly covering topics ranging from infant oral health to complex pulp therapy. Highly illustrated in full color, Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry's format fosters independent learning and prepares the reader for case-based examinations.

The book presents actual clinical cases, accompanied by academic commentary, that question and educate the reader about essential topics in pediatric dentistry. Each chapter's progression from common to increasingly challenging clinical cases enables the reader to build their skills, aiding the ability to think critically and independently.

Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry's case-based format is particularly useful for pre-doctoral dental students, post-graduate residents and pediatric dentists preparing for Board examinations. The book will also appeal to students and their faculty in pediatric dentistry departments. It will be of interest to practicing pediatric dentists and family dentists as well.

This is a must get and read for anyone who is going to take the oral board exam in pediatric dentistry.
I felt that it helped me to get a mind set and self test myself.
It helps you to organize in your mind the extensive material that is necessary to prepare for the exam.
I read it cover to cover and would recommend this to anyone who would like to take the oral boards.

Product Details :
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (June 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0813807611
ISBN-13: 978-0813807614
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Surgical Complications in Oral Implantology: Etiology, Prevention, and Management 1st Edition, Louie Al-Faraje

This exceptional new book is designed as a self-instruction guide to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of surgery-related complications in implant dentistry. It functions in two ways: First, it is a valuable resource for the implant surgeon seeking practical and succinct information about how to manage a complication in an emergency setting; and second, it can be read from cover to cover as a primer on implant surgery, from the initial consultation and treatment planning through the restorative phase of treatment. Besides addressing pre-, intra-, and postoperative implant surgery complications, the book also includes a comprehensive treatment-planning protocol that allows for the early detection of potential surgical complications and how to avoid them. Early detection of complications that are amenable to rescue therapies may reverse the fate of a failing implant or a bone-grafting procedure. Invaluable for the novice and experienced implant surgeon alike.

Dr Al-Faraje did an excellent job with this book ! I had some pretty comprehensive implant training, and I was getting this book solely to fill in the gaps in the event of a complication pre- or post surgery. This book does that part well. What I didn't expect was the overall review of proper surgical techniques and anatomy that you get as well. It is full of practical advice and guidelines that help in planning surgeries. A good buy for this type of book.

Product Details :
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: Quintessence Pub Co; 1 edition (June 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 086715506X
ISBN-13: 978-0867155068
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.9 x 12.2 inches

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