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RELATED MEDICAL TEXTBOOKS (Part 2)|
Few Useful Radiology Related Medical Textbooks (Part 2)
Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis : What the Clinician Should Know at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/pubs/corecurr/default.htm
The website rightly believes that "an update on TB for clinicians is critical
today." The educative material from CDC has Core Curriculum includes Transmission
and Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, Testing, Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Infection
Control and BCG. The National Tuberculosis Training Initiative, cosponsored by
the American Thoracic Society and CDC, has originally developed this document.
2. The AIDS Knowledge Base at http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite
is the online version of the third edition the AIDS Knowledgebase, a textbook
on HIV and AIDS produced by the University of California and the San Francisco
General Hospital. It contains sections on epidemiology and transmission, testing
for the HIV virus, basic science of HIV, general management of HIV, clinical manifestations;
associated infections; malignancies associated; legal issues; prevention and education.
Each section has a full bibliography and the entire resource is searchable.
3. Atlas of Kidney at http://www.kidneyatlas.org/
is a Web-based medical textbook with a difference. The entire textbook is downloadable
as individual chapters. This textbook is divided into five didactic and illustrated
volumes. Importantly, volume one deals with disorders of electrolytes and acid-base,
and acute renal failure, volume three describes hypertension, and volume five
comprises of end-stage renal disease and transplantation.
The Thyroid And Its Diseases at http://thyroidmanager.bsd.uchicago.edu/
is an online "authoritative, current, complete, objective, free, and down-loadable
source on the thyroid". Thyroid Disease Manager has been developed by Leslie J.
De Groot, Georg Hennemann, M.D and a group of thyroid experts from around the
world. Owned and copyrighted in its entirety by Endocrine Education, Inc., the
chapters cover thyroid gland in its entirety. Besides ontogeny, anatomy, metabolism
and physiology, hormone synthesis and secretion, effects of drugs and a spectrum
of thyroid disorders, the textbook also covers thyroid algorithms and thyroid
function tests. An up-to-date analysis of thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid
nodules and cancer, thyroiditis is also available.
5. Diabetes in
America at http://diabetes-in-america.s-3.com/contents.htm
easily ranks as one of the finest specialized medical textbook on the Internet.
Created by the National Diabetes Data Group and National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, this 2nd Edition comprises of 36 chapters distributed in 5 sections
comprehensively covering this common endocrine disorder. While the early chapters
focus on the descriptive epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus including its classification,
diagnostic criteria, and screening, prevalence and incidence risk factors, the
later sections deal with complications of diabetes and medical care for diabetes.
The book rounds off with detailed exposition on economic aspects of diabetes and
diabetes in special populations.
6. Online Pediatric Surgery Handbook
comprises 11 chapters , each dealing with a specific topic. While the early chapters
deal with head and neck topics, obstructive problems, the later chapters deal
at length on Hernias and abdominal wall defect, gastrointestinal bleeding and
pancreatic and biliary conditons. Separate sections on interesting topics are
available towards the end concerning tumors, prenatal congenital malformations
and pediatric laparoscopy. Importantly, this entire Handbook on Pediatric Surgery
can be downloaded as a PDF file titled Handbook.pdf
Textbook of Orthopaedics at http://www.medmedia.com/med.htm
is a reference source, compiled by C.R.Wheeless M.D. The site covers a wide range
of orthopaedics topics of interest to medical, nursing and physiotherapy professionals.
There are subject topic list, drug indexes, as well as a search engine for the
site. A well-compiled compendium of fractures is available at http://www.medmedia.com/orthoo/41.htm,
which is endowed with numerous hyperlinks to references.
of Orthopedics and Traumatology is a comprehensive online textbook available
The material authored by Dr M Natarajan and Dr Mayilvahanan, features nearly 30
chapters that cover the gamut of Orthopedics and Traumatology practice, particularly
in a setting of the Indian subcontinent. Each chapter has subsections and the
material is crisp. While chapters 1 to 13 deal with Orthopaedics, the chapters
from 14 to 28 focuses on Traumatology.
9. Electronic Orthopedic
Textbook at http://www.worldortho.com/database/etext/
is edited by Eugene Sherry and hosted online by WorldOrtho, a major orthopedics
web site. It has 16 chapters covering paediatric orthopaedics, radiology of the
musculoskeletal system, infections of bone and joints, molecular genetics and
immunology of orthopaedics, orthopaedic pathology and bone lymphomas.
10. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Online in its 17th Centennial
Edition is available at http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/
This reliable and easy-to-use Centennial Edition contains common clinical procedures,
laboratory tests, information about current therapy for each disorder. In addition
to the Merck Manual that provides information to health care professionals, there
is a Home Edition at http://www.merckhomeedition.com/
for patients, families, and all non-health care professionals, and a Merck Manual
of Geriatrics at http://www.merck.com/pubs/mm_geriatrics/
which covers diseases of the elderly. The material has now been enhanced with
photos, animations, videos, illustrations, and a comprehensive search engine
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