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The Evolution of Aging

by Theodore Goldsmith

Why do we age? Many believe that aging is the result of fundamental and unalterable limitations. We can try to treat highly age-related diseases like cancer and heart disease but nothing can be done about aging itself. Anti-aging medicine is impossible. Others believe that we age because our bodies do not try harder to prevent damage from natural deteriorative processes. Eventually, we might find pharmaceutical agents that enhance our natural anti-aging functions. For many decades this second theory was considered the most likely. More recently, it has become increasingly clear that we age because we are designed to age and possess a sort of biological suicide or “programmed aging” mechanism that purposely limits our lifespans. Pharmaceutical agents can presumably be found that in...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 200 pages
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FREE Icon Books eBook Sampler

by Jim Baggott and Tommy Byrne

Icon Books is an independent British publisher which publishes popular and engaging non-fiction for adults. We’re proud to be part of the Independent Alliance in the UK, publishing companies who share a common vision of editorial excellence and original, diverse publishing. This ebook sampler – available free on Kindle, in EPUB and as a PDF download from our website – covers subjects from popular science to sports biography to philosophy. The sampler includes extracts from: Atomic by Jim Baggott; Crashed & Byrned by Tommy Byrne; Fordlandia by Greg Grandin; God’s Philosophers by James Hannam; The Lives and Times of the Great Composers by Michael Steen; Love, Sex, Death and Words by John Sutherland and Stephen Fender; A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine; Proust and the Squid by Maryan...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 225 pages
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The Universe

by Laurentiu Mihaescu

In my first book, 'Prime Theory', I gave a full explanation over space, time, matter and all of nature's fundamental forces. As this theory has considerably shifted the paradigm of modern physics, new laws are to be written and some of the old ones would have to be reformulated. The principles of relativity, which no longer assure an accurate description of the physical world, will now have to change. My new book, 'The Universe', is about how the absoluteness and relativeness are born from the granular dynamics and how they actually work together, at any scale and at any moment, to describe reality and to build a truly unified theory of everything....

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 90 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Peripheral Neuropathies: Examination of the Patient

by Sics Editore

Determine the level of the disorder: is there a damage to the peripheral nerve system (e.g. disorder of a nerve plexus) only one affected nerve, i.e., mononeuropathy systematic peripheral nerve damage, i.e., polyneuropathy. The symptoms can be motor, sensory, autonomic or all these together. Many neuropathies are caused by a systemic disease, the most common causes being diabetes and excessive consumption of alcohol.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Down's Syndrome

by Sics Editore

Health problems that are characteristic to Down syndrome (DS) should be identified early (particularly congenital heart anomalies, vision and hearing impairment, hypothyroidism and coeliac disease). The monitoring and treatment of DS is the responsibility of the primary health care. Support services for intellectual and developmental disabilities should only be involved when specialist expertise is needed, e.g. for rehabilitation purposes.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 34 pages
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The Inpatient Care of a Geriatric Patient

by Sics Editore

The inpatient care of an elderly patient with several concomitant medical problems must include an assessment regarding whether the treatment could be carried out somewhere other than on a long-stay geriatric ward. A primary task of a doctor working with geriatric inpatients is to outline the individual patient's prognosis and make decisions accordingly. A decision not to attempt resuscitation must be made by an experienced doctor, and grounds for the decision must be carefully recorded....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
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Ear Pain in an Adult

by Sics Editore

Identify the origin of local pain by taking a careful history and by physical examination. Consider the possibility of referred ear pain from any structure in the pharynx or neck.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 30 pages
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Prolonged Cough in Adults

by Sics Editore

Recognize the most important causes of a prolonged cough. Asthma Chronic bronchitis (and incipient COPD) Chronic pulmonary infections, especially tuberculosis Sinusitis (mucus draining down the back of the throat) Sarcoidosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis A cough associated with connective tissue disorders and their treatment Asbestosis, (silicosis) Farmer's lung Adverse drug reaction (ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, nitrofurantoin) Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Lung tumours Pleural effusion Cardiac insufficiency
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 40 pages
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The Adolescent and Long-term Illness

by Sics Editore

Experiencing puberty and long-term illness simultaneously is challenging. A long-term illness affects the adolescent’s mental and physical development. Simultaneously, the development in adolescence affects the course of the illness and its treatments as well as the treatment situation itself.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Acute Porphyria

by Sics Editore

Acute intermittent porphyria, porphyria variegata, and to a lesser degree hereditary coproporphyria can cause acute symptoms: abdominal pains and general symptoms. The symptoms begin after puberty, most often between the ages of 20 and 40 years. Symptoms may be triggered by certain drugs (barbiturates, sulphonamides, oestrogen, chloroquine; a complete list of unsafe and safe drugs can be seen at www.porphyria-europe.com ) alcohol, menstruation, infection, or fasting. All precipitating factors should be eliminated during acute symptoms. Porphyrias are inherited dominantly and autosomally. When a new case is found, family members should be examined to find symptomless patients.Acute porphyrias are associated with a significantly increased risk of liver cancer . If a porphyria patient over 50...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 38 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Dual Diagnosis (Mental Illness and Substance Abuse)

by Sics Editore

The term dual diagnosis denotes a condition where substance dependence, or other excessive substance use, co-occurs with at least one mental health disorder that is not a direct effect of the substance use (intoxication and withdrawal symptoms).Substance abuse (alcohol, legal and illegal drugs and solvents) may affect a patient’s mental illness in different ways. It may precipitate mental illness worsen mental illness alleviate mental illness have no effect on mental illness. The relationship between the patient’s different mental health disorders and substance abuse is not necessarily always the same. In dual diagnosis, mental illness will persist even when substance use has ceased for a prolonged length of time.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 31 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Kidney Cancer

by Sics Editore

The majority of kidney cancers are discovered incidentally during abdominal ultrasonography. The typical symptoms are haematuria , weight loss, fever and flank pain. Hypersedimentation, anaemia and microscopic haematuria are common findings. Surgical procedure is chosen so as to spare any functioning renal tissue. New drug therapies have also improved the prognosis of metastatic disease.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 31 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

by Sics Editore

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the spectrum of disabilities associated with prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children and adolescents with permanent impairment of functional capacity due to alcohol exposure will often be in need of long-term, multidisciplinary medical supervision, treatment and rehabilitation as well as primary care support services.FASD is the most common type of preventable fetal damage.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 35 pages
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Genetic Counselling

by Sics Editore

Every doctor will need at some stage to answer questions relating to the hereditary nature of diseases and discuss relevant issues with the patient. A patient should be referred to a genetics specialist when hereditary issues require further investigation, for example when a condition occurring in family members or relatives is suspected to be genetic and the diagnosis is not clear a genetic condition, often very rare, has been diagnosed in the family about which it proves difficult to find further information. The role of a genetics specialist (medical geneticist) is purely an advisory one and he/she will not take part in decisions relating to, for example, family planning, prenatal diagnosis, carrier testing or predictive testing. The patient's treating doctor may provide genetic counsel...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 29 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Poor Urine Flow

by Sics Editore

Urine flow is dependent by many factors: in men prostate health and in women prolapse of the uterus. But also anatomical or functional urethral stricture can be involved in poor urine flow.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Hiccup

by Sics Editore

Hiccup is a myoclonus of the diaphragm in which the diaphragmatic muscle is suddenly contracted. Simultaneously, the intercostals muscles are contracted and the larynx is closed which generates the hiccup sound.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 33 pages
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Carcinoma of the Pancreas

by Sics Editore

Carcinoma of the pancreas should be suspected in a patient with continuous upper abdominal discomfort or unexplained weight loss painless jaundice. The possibility of carcinoma of the pancreas should also be kept in mind in patients with upper abdominal pain, recent-onset diabetes or acute pancreatitis....

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion)

by Sics Editore

Mild traumatic brain injury has to be recognized, the condition of the patient assessed and an appropriate setting for follow-up chosen accordingly. The event history and the patient’s condition are documented in sufficient detail in the medical records, with special emphasis on the length of the memory gap. Acute complications are excluded. If there are symptoms or signs suggesting intracranial haematoma, the patient is immediately referred to emergency care.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 482 kb
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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)

by Sics Editore

Recognize long QT syndrome (LQTS), either congenital or acquired, as a rare but serious cause of disturbed consciousness.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 36 pages
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

by Sics Editore

Asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy may first manifest itself as an enlarged heart shadow on a chest x-ray or an abnormal ECG finding. If previously undiagnosed heart failure or left ventricular dilatation is noted, the patient must undergo echocardiography. Typical symptoms in the early stages include dyspnoea on exertion, arrhythmias and chest pain that is not related to exercise. As the disease progresses, the patient will develop heart failure and associated oedema. Pharmacological therapy is similar to that used in heart failure of any aetiology; ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are the drugs of choice. The identification of atrial fibrillation and initiation of anticoagulation is important in order to prevent cardiogenic embolism. If no obvious cause is identified for...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 40 pages
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Asthma: Symptoms and Diagnosis

by Sics Editore

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways. Persons susceptible to asthma get symptoms associated with the inflammation. The symptoms usually include an airway constriction of variable degree, which is relieved spontaneously or with treatment. Common symptoms include dyspnoea, wheezing and prolonged cough. The inflammation increases the sensitivity of the airways to many irritants. Auscultation of the lungs, spirometry, bronchodilatation test, peak expiratory flow (PEF) monitoring and chest x-ray are the basic examinations. Other examinations may be performed in uncertain cases or when a more exact classification of the disease is pursued.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Supraventricular Ectopic Beats

by Sics Editore

Supraventricular (atrial) ectopic beat (AES, SVES, APB) is an early atrial depolarization originating in either of the atria outside the sinoatrial node. The P wave of an atrial ectopic beat differs from a normal sinus-originated beats....

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Diseases of the Spinal Cord

by Sics Editore

The first thing to assess is whether symptoms originating from the spinal cord are caused by a trauma or a disease. Symptoms caused by a trauma appear acutely and the trauma is usually known, whereas symptoms caused by a disease develop more slowly.Conditions requiring emergency care should be distinguished from more chronic diseases of the spinal cord.Some spinal cord diseases are local, others are disseminated. If you suspect a spinal cord disease, try to assess whether it really is an upper motor neurone lesion and what is the level of the possible lesion. In diffuse spinal cord diseases there is no sensory level, but in spinal cord compression it can often be found.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 34 pages
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Lower Abdominal Pain of Gynaecological Origin

by Sics Editore

The cause of lower abdominal pain is more often intestinal than gynaecological. Cyclic pain, bleeding disorders or a foul-smelling vaginal discharge suggests a gynaecological cause.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 38 pages
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Health Check for the Elderly

by Sics Editore

Functional ability and health are maintained and promoted for as long as possible. Living at home is extended and institutional care postponed. Quality of life is ensured and safety is increased. Social ties are strengthened. The elderly are provided information about services and normal ageing. Mortality is reduced.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 478 kb
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Hypocalcaemia, Hypoparathyroidism and Vitamin D Deficiency

by Sics Editore

It must be ensured that the patient does not have pseudohypocalcaemia caused by hypoalbuminaemia. When serum albumin is reduced by 10 g/l, serum/plasma calcium is reduced by 0.2 mmol/l. This explains why severe illness and malnutrition are often associated with mild asymptomatic hypocalcaemia; in these cases the concentration of serum/plasma ionized calcium remains normal and should be used for reference. Many laboratories report the albumin-corrected calcium concentration. The cause of hypocalcaemia should be determined before replacement therapy is initiated. The concentration of calcium is regulated by parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D, calcitonin and phosphate. The reference values for calcium vary between different laboratories and by age (a typical reference range of plasma calciu...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 38 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Ankle Fractures

by Sics Editore

The physician should be able to differentiate between stable and unstable ankle fractures and plan the treatment accordingly.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 35 pages
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Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes in a Child

by Sics Editore

The signs and symptoms should be recognised early: thirst and frequent urination, enuresis in a previously toilet-trained child, tiredness, abdominal pain, disproportionate dehydration and weight loss. In an infant, the only sign may be respiratory distress resembling an asthma attack. Action should be taken immediately, i.e. either the urine is tested for glucose with a reagent strip or the blood with a glucose meter (plasma glucose). A standing request should be placed with the laboratory to inform the treating or on-call doctor immediately if a child's urine tests positive for glucose or blood glucose concentration is increased.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Baker's Cyst

by Sics Editore

Synovial bulging in the back of the knee that can be congenital in children but in adults often is secondary to injury, arthritis or osteoarthritis, or hydrops.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Assessment of Anaemia in Adults

by Sics Editore

Anaemia is the most common blood disorder encountered in outpatient care, iron deficiency anaemia is the most common form of anaemia, and anaemia associated with a chronic disease (secondary anaemia) is the next most common form. The essential questions in the assessment of anaemia are: What is the type of anaemia (according to automated MCV determination)? microcytic (MCV < 80 fl) normocytic (MCV 80–100 fl) macrocytic (MCV > 100 fl) What is the mechanism (decreased production or increased destruction of red cells)? What is the diagnosis: the pathophysiology and underlying cause of the anaemia?
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 36 pages
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