Cryosurgery is a surgical technique that employs freezing to destroy undesirable tissue. From as early as 3500 BC, there is evidence for the use of cold in medicine for the treatment of infected wounds of the chest, fracture of the skull and various injuries. However, the history of “modern” cryosurgery is relatively short and is closely intertwined with the development in low temperature physics, engineering, and instrumentation during the last century. From the early 21st century, advanced helium-based cryosurgery has been applied worldwide. More than ten thousand patients with malignant and benign tumors have received cryosurgery. It is specially noted that in most cases cryosurgery, as a mini-invasive ablation technique, was performed with percutaneous approach under guidance of CT or ultrasound. Cryosurgery is now one of the more popular techniques in China, with nearly 6000 cases of tumors receiving cryosurgery in the author's institution alone. This book summarizes the experimental and clinical experience and practice of cryosurgery, and describes the basics of cryosurgery and its use in the treatment of various tumors. Contents:History of CryosurgeryBasics of CryosurgeryCryosurgery for Thoracic TumorsCryosurgery for Abdominal TumorsCryosurgery for Pelvic TumorsCryosurgery for Head and Neck TumorsCryosurgery for Bone and Soft Tissue TumorsCryosurgery for External Tumors Readership: Oncologists, surgeons, medical professionals interested in the technique of cryosurgery. Keywords:Cryosurgery;Tumor;Cancer;Imaging TechniquesKey Features:This is an international compilation of pioneering breakthrough research and insights into the field of modern cryosurgery and cryotechnologyIt is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the mechanism, methodology, experimental and clinical results of cryosurgery for different cancers, especially for unresectable cancerFocuses on percutaneous cryosurgery for the treatment of tumors of diverse solid organs, such as lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and prostateDr Nikolai N Korpan is the author and editor of the “Atlas of Cryosurgery” and “Basics of Cryosurgery”, with the latter title hailed as the “Bible of Cryosurgery”Dr Kecheng Xu and his team, currently number one in China, have the extensive experience of more than 6000 cases of cryosurgery for various cancersExemplary lineup of chapter contributors, including Dr Sajio Sumida from Japan, the Honorary President of the International Society of Cryosurgery and Honorary Chairman of the Japanese Low Temperature Society as well as Dr David I Morris from Australia, Medical Research Foundation, the University of New South Wales
Cryosurgery is a surgical technique that employs freezing to destroy undesirable tissue. From as early as 3500 BC, there is evidence for the use of cold in medicine for the treatment of infected wounds of the chest, fracture of the skull and various injuries. However, the history of OC modernOCO cryosurgery is relatively short and is closely intertwined with the development in low temperature physics, engineering, and instrumentation during the last century. From the early 21st century, advanced helium-based cryosurgery has been applied worldwide. More than ten thousand patients with malignant and benign tumors have received cryosurgery. It is specially noted that in most cases cryosurgery, as a mini-invasive ablation technique, was performed with percutaneous approach under guidance of CT or ultrasound. Cryosurgery is now one of the more popular techniques in China, with nearly 6000 cases of tumors receiving cryosurgery in the author''s institution alone. This book summarizes the experimental and clinical experience and practice of cryosurgery, and describes the basics of cryosurgery and its use in the treatment of various tumors.
This atlas presents the fundamental aspects of modern cryosurgery. In the case of cancer patients it shows the discipline's advantages when compared to conventional surgical approaches. The text features definitions of the most frequently used terms, short descriptions of the historical and scientific background of cryosurgery, and an outline of cryosurgical equipment and techniques. Still further, the text covers the whole spectrum of experimental and clinical cryosurgery and the results of cryosurgical treatment of tumours in, for example, the liver, lung, and brain. Over 500 illustrations, mostly in colour, demonstrate the cryosurgical approach.
Basics of Cryosurgery is the first publication specialising in the fundamentals of modern cryosurgery. This book presents what is currently known in modern cryosurgery and is the first on the subject to appear at the start of the third millennium. It aims to contribute to the further development of this branch of medicine, which is set to become indispensable in treating patients. Basics of Cryosurgery is a unique contribution - no previous work has compiled in one source all available scientific data on the theoretical, experimental, and clinical investigations that have been undertaken in the field of cryosurgery.
This textbook provides a comprehensive, practical guide to the identification of a range of common dermatological conditions encountered within primary care. It features a problem-based approach to the topics and conditions covered. Clinical photographs, diagrams and pertinent tables along with clear learning objectives, clinical pearls and pitfalls in each chapter facilitate understanding in the diagnosis and management of a range of common dermatological conditions. Textbook of Primary Care Dermatology empowers the reader to develop their understanding of how to deal with a range of common skin, hair and nail problems. It is ideal for training and practising primary care physicians seeking a quick reference guide to use in their clinical practice and the trainee dermatologist seeking a primer on the topic. It is also suitable for other members of the primary care team including nurses, pharmacists, physician associates and clinical assistants, and it is very useful for hospital-based doctors and nurses in other disciplines who want a quick, practical reference to common dermatological problems.
The second edition of Skin Cancer: Recognition and Management is a definitive clinical reference which comprehensively examines the wide range of premalignant and malignant cutaneous disorders, including melanoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and other sarcomas, cutaneous lymphoma, cutaneous metastatic disease and cutaneous markers of internal malignancy, with emphasis on the most recent advances in diagnosis and management. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition now includes full colour photographs and illustrations throughout to aid recognition and diagnosis, and covers the latest developments and treatment modalities. New chapters include: Merkel Cell Carcinoma Dermoscopy Skin Cancer: Recognition and Management is a definitive clinical reference for dermatologists, oncologists, residents and any medical practitioner with an interest in skin cancer.
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society was published in 2007 and received a 2008 Editors’ Choice Award from Booklist. It served as a general, non-technical resource focusing on cancer from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences, exploring social and economic impacts, the “business” of cancer, advertising of drugs and treatment centers, how behavior change could offer great potential for cancer prevention, environmental risks, food additives and regulation, the relation between race and ethnicity and cancer risk, socioeconomic status, controversies—both scientific and political—in cancer treatment and research, country-by-country entries on cancer around the world, and more. Given various developments in the field including new drug treatments, political controversies over use of the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix with young girls to prevent cervical cancer, and unexpected upticks in the prevalence of adult smoking within the U.S. following decades of decline, the SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as an updated and more current encyclopedia that addresses concerns pertaining to this topic. Key Features: · Approximately half of the 700 first-edition articles revised and updated · 30+ new entries covering new developments since 2006 · Signed entries with cross-references · Further Readings accompanied by pedagogical elements · New Reader’s Guide · Updated Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and through new Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition serves as a reliable and precise source for students and researchers with an interest in social and behavioral sciences and seeks to better understand the continuously evolving subject matter of cancer and society.
This book outlines the approach to comprehensive men’s health deployed at three of the most successful American men’s health centers. It demonstrates the ways in which multidisciplinary care allows patients to easily access their doctors via coordination of care, same day add-on visits, and streamlining of office logistics such as sharing of charts, reports, and results. Guiding readers in establishing an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to the management of male patients of all ages, this volume shows how prevention, rapid intervention, cost efficiency, and coordinated care are at the forefront of a health center’s care strategy. The authors of this volume are thought leaders in the disciplines of cardiology, gastroenterology, dermatology, psychiatry, and preventative medicine. Design and Implementation of the Modern Men’s Health Center: A Multidisciplinary Approach enables urologists, medical subspecialists, and surgical subspecialists to both manage basic patient issues and also to understand how multidisciplinary care enables the success of a men’s health center.
Anemia is a frequent complication of cancer and its treatment. A number of clinical studies shows that the impact of anemia is much greater than previously thought. Beyond clinical symptoms, anemia significantly impairs physical and metabolic functions as well as patients' activity, well-being and quality of life. Life expectancy is also affected. In this book, written by a group of outstanding international experts, the current knowledge on anemia in cancer and its treatment with rhEPO is presented. Future developments are also discussed. Based on a broad spectrum of topics, the book describes the scientific and clinical aspects of anemia in various fields of oncology and gives diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations on when and how to use rhEPO.
Exciting new developments and applications of imaging techniques have emerged over the last few years, leading to many improvements in diagnosis and staging of urologic diseases. Refinements in the technology mean that imaging now is much more precise than even five years ago, and this has significantly enhanced its application within several key fields. As such, there are virtually no books currently available that cover the impact of these advances within urology leaving a major hole in the market. With its sound overview of the current state of affairs, and also its focus on highlighting future advances, this book would therefore find a significant audience within not only trainees, but also practicing clinicians too. Furthermore, the whole topic of ultrasonography is a relatively overlooked one, with very few modern books tackling any specific areas of the field. This book will be up-to-date and will pay attention to the unique applications of ultrasound within each discipline.
Liver Cancer provides the general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and medical oncologist with the most current standard of multimodality care for hepatobiliary cancer. Surgical approaches, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy, and radiotherapy are all presented.
This second volume in the MD Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology series provides the general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and medical oncologist with the state-of-the art multimodality care for breast cancer. Divided into five sections, the text presents recognized experts addressing the current status of breast imaging, breast pathology, the role of breast surgery including management of in situ and early stage carcinoma, prophylatic mastectomy, auxillary node dissection, sentinel node and lymphatic mapping, and outpatient mastectomy. They also cover special selected topics featuring breast cancer in pregnancy, inflammatory breast cancer and breast sarcoma. An important section on future research reviews on-going studies for the use of in situ laser ablation, cryosurgery, and translational research so as to bring the busy practitioner up-to-date on state-of-the-art advances. A must-have resource on the full spectrum of current and prospective treatment options for this challenging disease.