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Fast Facts: Recognizing Refractory Myasthenia Gravis

by Nicholas J Silvestri & Jacqueline A Palace Health Press (March 05, 2018)

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction, characterized by muscle fatigability. Patients often initially present with ocular symptoms, but in most cases the disease...


Fast Facts: Bladder Cancer

by Dr Seth P Lerner & Professor Ian Davis Health Press (February 12, 2018)

Our understanding of the biology of bladder cancer has advanced remarkably since the second edition of Fast Facts: Bladder Cancer was published in 2006. Five new immunotherapies targeting the PD-1 axis were...


Fast Facts: Pancreas and Biliary Tract Diseases

by Manoop S Bhutani, Peter Vilmann & Adrian Saftoiu Health Press (October 09, 2017)

This book is an invaluable resource for primary care providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, medical residents, interns, house physicians and all other health professionals faced...


Fast Facts: Ovarian Cancer

by Professor Christina Fotopoulou & Dr Thomas Herzog Health Press (May 29, 2017)

In the last few years there has been a revolutionary increase in our knowledge of ovarian cancer management, from detection and genetics to surgery and novel targeted treatment approaches. This means that when...


Fast Facts: Immuno-Oncology

by Professor Stephen Clarke & Dr Bob T Li Health Press (November 06, 2017)

The treatment of cancer is being revolutionized by drugs that modulate the immune system, offering the prospect of long-term response and extended survival for many patients with advanced incurable cancer. A...


Fast Facts: Osteoarthritis

by Philip G Conaghan & Amanda E Nelson Health Press (October 16, 2017)

Osteoarthritis refers to a clinical syndrome of joint pain and stiffness with associated functional problems that have a substantial effect on quality of life. Worldwide, it is one of the most rapidly rising...


Fast Facts: Depression

by Dr Mark Haddad & Philip Boyce Health Press (October 09, 2017)

This fourth edition of Fast Facts: Depression has been updated using the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and the latest recommendations from research reviews and clinical practice guidelines, and includes a new chapter...


Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain

by Michael J Cousins & Rollin Gallagher Health Press (May 15, 2017)

All health professionals, regardless of specialty, will care for patients with pain that has persisted for more than 6 months. This fully updated fourth edition of Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain, written...


Fast Facts: Heart Failure

by Dariusz Korczyk & Gerry Kaye Health Press (April 17, 2017)

Effective new treatments – from drugs to surgery to devices – are revolutionizing both outcome and wellbeing in patients with heart failure. Written with the non-specialist in mind, this practical resource...


Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer

by Professor Roger S Kirby & Dr Manish I. Patel Health Press (March 08, 2017)

Prostate cancer is unusual among solid tumors in that the majority of affected men die with, rather than of, the disease. This presents many challenges to healthcare professionals and patients in terms of deciding...


Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis

by Mary Rensel & Orla Gray Health Press (August 29, 2016)

Since the last edition of this book, ’no evidence of disease activity’ (NEDA) has been proposed as a new treatment target, early data on the first pharmacological treatments for progressive MS have emerged,...


Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

by William MacNee & M. Bradley Drummond Health Press (August 22, 2016)

Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), encouraging smoking cessation and a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management may prevent deterioration of...


Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease

by Professor K Ray Chaudhuri & Dr Victor Sc Fung Health Press (May 23, 2016)

Effective multidisciplinary management and support of patients with Parkinson’s disease can have an enormously positive effect on quality of life, and that’s the focus throughout this refreshingly readable...


Fast Facts: Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

by Rudolph M Navari & Bernardo L Rapoport Health Press (April 18, 2016)

Few side effects of cancer treatment are more feared by patients than nausea and vomiting. Failure to control these symptoms on the first day of chemotherapy increases the risk of them occurring on subsequent...


Fast Facts: Smoking Cessation

by Robert West & Saul Shiffman Health Press (April 25, 2016)

Cigarette smoking is one of the most significant preventable causes of death and illness in the world. Given the wide-ranging effects smoking has on many disease processes, it is essential that clinicians understand:...


Fast Facts: Schizophrenia

by Shôn W Lewis & Robert W Buchanan Health Press (October 05, 2015)

Schizophrenia is a devastating disorder that starts in early life and can lead to lifelong disability. It is a major public health challenge for all cultures and all countries. Clinical practice must therefore...


Fast Facts: Hypertension

by Graham A MacGregor & Michael Stowasser Health Press (February 15, 2016)

Hypertension is a highly treatable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains underdiagnosed, undertreated and, in many cases, poorly controlled. Sometimes dubbed 'the silent killer', hypertension...


Fast Facts: Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Dyscrasias

by Karthik Ramasamy & Sagar Lonial Health Press (August 03, 2015)

Multiple Myeloma accounts for approximately 0.8% of cancers worldwide, with about 114 000 new cases each year. Rapid progress is being made in the development of new treatments and, although myeloma is incurable...


Fast Facts: Acne

by Alison M Layton, Diane Thiboutot & Vincenzo Bettoli Health Press (January 04, 2016)

Acne is one of the ten most common diseases worldwide and is the inflammatory skin disease seen most frequently by community physicians and dermatologists. Over the last decade, knowledge of acne pathophysiology...


Fast Facts: Ophthalmology

by Peter Simcock & Andre Burger Health Press (August 10, 2015)

This fully updated new edition has been designed for ease and speed of use in clinical practice. It will empower you with the knowledge to triage your patients into three main groups: emergencies requiring immediate...


Fast Facts: Liver Disorders

by Clinical Professor Thomas Mahl & John O'Grady Health Press (July 27, 2015)

With rising levels of alcohol consumption, obesity and viral hepatitis infection, liver disease is presenting more and more frequently in general practice. Health professionals need to be adept at isolating...


Fast Facts: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

by David S Rampton & Fergus Shanahan Health Press (July 27, 2015)

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, referred to collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are chronic debilitating disorders. IBD, particularly Crohn’s disease, is increasing everywhere, most notably...


Fast Facts: Psoriasis

by Alan Menter, Catherine Smith & Jonathan Barker Health Press (September 25, 2015)

Psoriasis can no longer be considered a mere skin disease – it is a spectrum of different conditions requiring a spectrum of different treatments. Yet the systemic and psychosocial consequences of the condition...


Fast Facts: Lymphoma

by Chris Hatton, Graham Collins & John Sweetenham Health Press (July 27, 2015)

Hodgkin lymphoma and the many different subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have different responses to treatment, so accurate diagnosis and a rational approach to management are essential. Fast Facts: Lymphoma...


Fast Facts: Breast Cancer

by Jayant S Vaidya & David Joseph Health Press (June 02, 2014)

Wherever you are in your career, and whatever involvement you have with caring for women with breast cancer, the fifth edition of Fast Facts: Breast Cancer has something for you. The world-class authors of this...


Fast Facts: Obesity

by David Haslam & Gary Wittert Health Press (May 12, 2014)

“Not to broach the subject of excess weight with a patient is a dereliction of duty as a healthcare professional,” say the authors of Fast Facts: Obesity. “Patients who smoke are rapidly identified for...


Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus

by Ian N Scobie & Katherine Samaras Health Press (February 20, 2014)

Now in its fifth edition, Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus continues to grow in popularity as essential reading for all healthcare professionals. As well as providing a practical approach to the causes and clinical...


Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes

by Paul A Gurbel, Udaya S Tantry & Kurt Huber Health Press (February 01, 2014)

All patients arriving at hospital with chest pain suggestive of myocardial ischemia require an immediate 12-lead ECG and medical assessment. Management will depend on the type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...


Fast Facts: Skin Cancer

by Karen L Agnew, Christopher B Bunker & Sarah T Arron Health Press (September 16, 2013)

Skin cancer is both preventable and treatable, yet it is becoming alarmingly common. The key to successful treatment (other than education and prevention) is early recognition and swift referral. Fast Facts:...


Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp

by Rod Sinclair & Vicky Jolliffe Health Press (August 21, 2013)

Hair is inextricably linked with an individual’s sense of worth, personal style and self-confidence. If this is overlooked by clinicians, patients presenting with hair disorders may feel undertreated and underappreciated....


Fast Facts: Renal Disorders

by Jeremy Levy, Charles Pusey & Ajay Singh Health Press (June 01, 2013)

Early detection of renal problems coupled with the appropriate therapeutic strategy can radically reduce the progressive nature of, and complications associated with, chronic kidney disease, and in many instances...


Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias

by Gerry Kaye, Steve Furniss & Robert Lemery Health Press (April 25, 2013)

Recent progress in interventional therapies has revolutionized the management of cardiac arrhythmias, resulting in a remarkable improvement in outcomes for patients. Yet the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias...


Fast Facts: Bleeding Disorders

by David Green & Christopher A Ludlam Health Press (February 25, 2013)

Most hemorrhagic problems are emergencies, requiring rapid diagnosis and prompt management to stop bleeding. In some cases, such as nose bleeds, large bruises and heavy menses, it is the clinician’s responsibility...


Fast Facts: Epilepsy

by Martin J Brodie, Steven C Schachter & Patrick Kwan Health Press (March 01, 2012)

Fast Facts: Epilepsy is a succinct and practical aid to the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders. Contents include: - The diagnostic essentials - classification of seizures, conditions that can mimic...


Fast Facts: Low Back Pain

by David Borenstein & Andei Calin Health Press (March 01, 2012)

Low back pain is one of the most common presenting complaints, can be extremely debilitating and carries enormous economic costs. In 70% of cases, however, no obvious cause is apparent. This makes a thorough...


Fast Facts: Eating Disorders

by Hans Steiner & Martine F Flament Health Press (January 01, 2012)

The earlier a person with an eating disorder is treated, the greater the likelihood of physical and psychological recovery. Fast Facts: Eating Disorders guides the reader through the latest evidence in detection,...


Fast Facts: Bladder Disorders

by Alex Slack, Diane K Newman & Alan J Wein Health Press (August 01, 2011)

The term ‘bladder disorders’ encompasses a number of lower urinary tract dysfunctions and abnormalities that negatively affect quality of life. Some can cause considerable morbidity and even mortality. Three...


Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis

by John D Isaacs & LarryW Moreland Health Press (May 01, 2011)

This thoroughly updated second edition of Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis provides an easy-to-read overview of how the condition is thought to develop and how it is diagnosed, monitored and treated. Written...


Fast Facts: Brain Tumors

by Lauren E Abrey & Warren P Mason Health Press (January 01, 2011)

Despite the availability of many effective treatments, there remains a therapeutic nihilism associated with brain tumors. This highly readable second edition of Fast Facts: Brain Tumors challenges this view,...