Fatigue As a Window to the Brain (Issues in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology)
edited by John DeLuca, PhD
The MIT Press
Fatigue, which is viewed as both a symptom and an illness, has been studied for more than 100 years, but is still not well understood. This volume first discusses the history, epidemiology and assessment of fatigue. It then looks at a variety of disorders — among them multiple sclerosis and stroke, psychiatric conditions, HIV, heart disease, lupus, cancer and other diseases associated with fatigue — identifying patterns that will suggest future avenues for research. An overview of treatment approaches is also included.
About the editor: Dr. DeLuca is a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurosciences at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and director of neuroscience research at the Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation.
Learning Surgery: The Surgery Clerkship Manual
edited by Stephen F. Lowry, MD, Rocco G. Ciocca, MD, and Candace S. Rettie, PhD
Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
The highly successful case-based surgical clerkship program at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is discussed in this 791-page text. Each chapter includes specific learning objectives related to a symptom/physical finding, supplemented with sample cases. The chapters also provide diagnosis and treatment algorithms and tables outlining evidence-based approaches to surgical problems.“The book is designed to assist our colleagues endeavoring to learn the core concepts and common problems of surgical practice,” says Lowry.
About the editor: Dr. Lowry is professor and chair of surgery at RWJMS.
Case-Based Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
by Nagy H. Mikhail, MD, Jana Raskova, MD, and Stephen M. Shea, MD
This is the authors’ second case-based text, designed to enable medical students to develop their clinical reasoning skills and learn to diagnose and interpret laboratory and radiological findings. More than 20 clinical cases are presented showing students how to recognize significant diseases from a pathology perspective. Each case, shown with full color illustrations, guide the reader through to a diagnosis via multiple-choice questions. Detailed answers are also provided with a final diagnosis and synopsis of each case.
About the authors: Dr. Mikhail is an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and laboratory director at Southern Ocean County Hospital. Dr. Raskova and Dr. Shea are professors of pathology and laboratory medicine at RWJMS. Dr. Raskova is also a visiting professor from Charles University in Prague.
A Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease
edited by Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RD, CNSD, and Karen Wiesen, MS, RD, LD
American Dietetic Association
This book examines the nutritional needs of patients undergoing a broad spectrum of treatment modalities for all stages of kidney disease, from chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and adults to patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis to kidney transplantation. It serves as a comprehensive guide to nutritional issues in the care of kidney disease patients, and a practical reference for healthcare providers managing the long-term nutrition of these patients.
About the editor: Dr. Byham-Gray is an assistant professor in primary care at UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions.
Nutrition and Oral Medicine
edited by Riva E. Touger-Decker, PhD, RD, FADA, David A. Sirois, DMD, PhD, and Connie C. Mobley, PhD, RD
This text makes it clear that nutrition has a significant role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral and systemic diseases. It examines the effects of diet on the development, growth, maintenance, prevention and treatment of diseases. Topics range from the relationship between oral and general health, nutrition/diet and systemic health, and nutrition/diet and oral health, to select oral and systemic diseases with known
nutrition and oral health interfaces. It also explores cutting-edge research on the relationship of nutrient
substrates to oral health and disease.
About the editors: Dr. Touger-Decker is an associate professor and director in Primary Care, the program director of of the graduate programs in clinical nutrition, and director of the Institute for Nutrition Interventions at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions. She is also associate professor and director of nutrition in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School. Chapter authors from UMDNJ include Diane Rigassio Radler, PhD, RD; Michael Glick, DMD; and Anita Patel, DMD.
Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing, 6th Edition
by Wanda K. Mohr, PhD, RN
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This edition features four new chapters on evidence-based practice, multidisciplinary and collaborative care, family therapies, and nursing management of sleep disorders, as well as an updated pediatric chapter including additional material on autism and mental retardation. It introduces a refocused chapter on older adults, emphasizing the biopsychosocial aspects of aging. The text includes learning aids, clinical examples, critical thinking questions, nursing care plans and a study guide on CD-ROM.
About the author: Dr. Mohr is an associate professor in the UMDNJ-School of Nursing.