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Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling are two increasingly popular off-label modalities intended to harness the body's self-rejuvenation and repair abilities. PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine is the most comprehensive, clinically informed resource available today on these two techniques. Internationally renowned, minimally invasive facial aesthetics experts Amelia K. Hausauer, Derek H. Jones, and a cadre of esteemed contributors have written the definitive guide on this topic. Readers will learn how to evaluate and critically appraise various approaches and leverage evidence-based methods to guide best practices.

Patient and family-centered care is a vital component of improving treatment satisfaction and measurable success. Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology focuses on teaching speech-language pathology and audiology students how to develop and incorporate this model into everyday practice. Carly Meyer, Nerina Scarinci, Louise Hickson, and an impressive array of international authors share personal experiences and pearls that prepare students with both scientific evidence and practical information for implementation. The content reflects a cross-collaborative approach, with contributions from speech-language pathologists and audiologists, as well as other health professionals including psychologists and occupational therapists.

The cholesteatoma, strictly speaking a cyst and not a cancer, nevertheless shows expansive and destructive growth patterns that may give rise to serious symptoms and consequences, including fatality, not unlike those seen for malignant neoplasms.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to modulate dysfunctional circuits in the brain with stimulation pulses applied to specific target areas of the brain. Globally, DBS procedures have been most commonly performed for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, but there are now new and growing research efforts studying DBS for psychiatric disorders and epilepsy.

The range of non-vascular procedures that can be performed in interventional imaging is vast and includes management of a wide range of conditions, such as treatment of kidney stones, obtaining diagnostic biopsies in suspected cancers, bile duct occlusions, compression fractures, drainage of abscesses, collection of fluids, etc. In particular, various cancers often lend themselves well to local tumor destruction with interventional techniques, while holding morbidity and mortality to a minimum.

The ABNS primary examination is an important step in the certification process, designed to evaluate candidates' knowledge and provide direction for continued learning. It requires many months of preparation, and passing it is a significant accomplishment integral to becoming board certified. Neurosurgery Primary Board Review by Ross Puffer presents an up-to-date question bank designed to prepare neurosurgeons for the ABNS written examination. The comprehensive question bank encompasses the seven sections on the neurosurgery primary examination: neuroanatomy, neurosciences, neuropathology, neuroimaging, clinical neurology, neurosurgery, critical care/fundamental clinical skills, and core competencies.

The range of non-vascular procedures that can be performed in interventional imaging is vast and includes management of a wide range of conditions, such as treatment of kidney stones, obtaining diagnostic biopsies in suspected cancers, bile duct occlusions, compression fractures, drainage of abscesses, collection of fluids, etc. In particular, various cancers often lend themselves well to local tumor destruction with interventional techniques, while holding morbidity and mortality to a minimum.

As of July 1, 2019 Martin Spencker (54) will be the Executive Vice President International Business of the Thieme Group. He will then be responsible for all the market offerings of Thieme outside the German-speaking countries. Moreover, the various international Thieme locations will be run by country managers in future. These changes are associated with the forthcoming retirement of Brian D. Scanlan, the current President of Thieme Publishers, New York.

Stuttgart – As of July 1, 2019 Martin Spencker (54) will be the Executive Vice President International Business of the Thieme Group. He will then be responsible for all the market offerings of Thieme outside the German-speaking countries. Moreover, the various international Thieme locations will be run by country managers in future. These changes are associated with the forthcoming retirement of Brian D. Scanlan, the current President of Thieme Publishers, New York.

The Thieme Group operates on a global scale as a supplier of information and services for target groups in the fields of medicine, chemistry and science. With subsidiaries in New York, Delhi, Rio and Beijing, as well as with digital offerings and Open Access publications, the Thieme Group has continuously expanded its international presence in the last few decades.

Brian D. Scanlan, President of Thieme Publishers since 1995, will retire at the end of 2019. This prompted the Thieme management to restructure its international activities: As a result, Martin Spencker in his function as Executive Vice President International Business will from now on coordinate all the international market offerings of the Thieme Group at their headquarters. The individual locations themselves will be run by Managing Directors: From July 1 onwards, Dr. Cathrin Weinstein will take over this task for Thieme USA, and Louisa Turrell will do so for Thieme Brazil. Ajit Kohli will continue to perform this function for Thieme India, as will Dr. Daniel Schiff for Thieme China. Within the management of Thieme the international activities are assigned to Dr. Udo Schiller, who is responsible for products & solutions worldwide.

Martin Spencker has been working for Thieme since 1993: At first he was responsible for the marketing activities of Thieme’s subsidiary Enke, then he became head of the division responsible for the educational products of the Georg Thieme publishing house. His particular focus in the last few years has been on the opportunities of digital publishing, and he was heavily involved in the establishment of learning platforms such as Via Medici and CNE (Certified Nursing Education). Spencker gained international experience with MacMillan Professional Books and Oxford University Press in New York and also in connection with the international marketing of Thieme’s Anatomy Atlas PROMETHEUS. “In view of his international background, but mainly due to his experience with digital business models and the transformation of processes, offers and services into digital services, Martin Spencker is the best qualified person for this new task” stated Dr. h.c. Albrecht Hauff, Chief Executive Officer of the Thieme Group, as the reason for the decision.

Brian D. Scanlan will continue working for Thieme until the end of the year. In the last few years, he made a substantial contribution to the further expansion of the international activities of the Thieme Group. During this time new markets have been opened up, digital platforms such as MedOne have been launched, and the journal program has been expanded with Open Access. Now Spencker is going to continue to advance the digital expansion as his main objective. In doing so he plans to bring the network of global players, processes, systems and offerings within the Group closer together. Spencker emphasizes: “I can rely on an outstanding team worldwide, with which we can make use of the special opportunities on the international markets for Thieme”.

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Written by advanced practice nurses in collaboration with physician experts from one of the world's most renowned neurosurgical institutions, this is the first point-of-care book designed to enhance patient care at the bedside. Every chapter is written by leading authorities in their respective specialties, resulting in a concise but robust neuroscience nursing management tool.

The Manual of Fracture Management – Wrist examines the management of traumatic and reconstructive problems of the distal radius, distal ulna, and the carpals, the key components of the human wrist. In a rapidly changing field of practice, orthopedic care of wrist fractures and disorders is becoming ever more complex as new technologies, plates, and methods merge and evolve with existing principles and techniques. Ideal for both new and experienced hand, forearm, and upper extremity surgeons, the Manual of Fracture Management – Wrist includes the following key features:

The sixth edition of Duus' classic Topical Diagnosis in Neurology builds on the clear, integrated presentation of anatomy, function, and disorders of the central nervous system that made it a success for almost over five decades, serving as a quick reference for practitioners and trainees alike. It elucidates the neuroanatomical pathways that lead to specific clinical syndromes and demonstrates how comprehensive anatomical knowledge combined with a thorough neurological examination can help localize and categorize a lesion and arrive at a differential diagnosis.

Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, Spinal Injection Techniques presents the most effective methods for injecting pharmaceuticals to address acute and chronic pain originating from the cervical spine to the sacrum. This new, second edition has been extensively revised and updated with replacement of many images and addition of an extended chapter with tips and tricks on diagnostic and clinical examination. The authors' emphasis is on techniques that represent viable alternatives to spine surgery and do not rely on diagnostic imaging.

Manual trigger point therapy combines mechanical, reflex, biochemical, energetic, functional, cognitive-emotional, and behaviorally effective phenomena. As such, it influences not only peripheral nociceptive pain, but also intervenes in the body's pain-processing and transmission mechanisms.

Top 3 Differentials in Nuclear Medicine: A Case Review by renowned nuclear radiologist Ely A. Wolin and esteemed contributors is one in a series of radiology case books mirroring the format of the highly acclaimed O'Brien classic, Top 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review. The book is organized into 12 parts, with initial parts covering neuro, thyroid and parathyroid, cardiac, lung, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and bone imaging. Latter parts focus on imaging of various inflammatory processes, infections, and neoplasms. The final part covers the important topic of quality control, which is essential for both American Board of Radiology (ABR) exam review and clinical practice.

In a sense, surgeons go into battle every time they enter the OR. Like soldiers, they must be prepared to make profound sacrifices to protect innocent people (their patients), while putting egos aside and resisting the call of fame. Skull Base Surgery: Strategies by Walter Jean and distinguished contributors provides eloquent expression to the inner voices that speak to surgeons during each stage of battle. Unlike other textbooks that only emphasize the technical building blocks surgeons need, this resource focuses on state-of-the-art skull-base procedures, important thought processes, and vital strategies required to perform them.

Surgery of the Thoracic Spine: Principles and Techniques by renowned spine surgeons Ali Baaj, Kumar Kakarla, and Han Jo Kim fills a gap in the literature, with content focused solely on pathologies and surgical techniques of the thoracic spine and vertebral column. Starting with a thoughtful discussion on the uniqueness of the thoracic region as it relates to pulmonary function, the richly illustrated textbook covers a full spectrum of topics from biomechanics and anesthetic considerations to neuromonitoring and neuronavigation.

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