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Pseudophakic Monovision: A Clinical Guide by renowned ophthalmologic surgery experts Fuxiang Zhang, Alan Sugar, and Graham Barrett reflects decades of robust academic research, with comprehensive discussion of the pseudophakic lens. Pseudophakic monovision is frequently used as a strategy for presbyopia correction in cataract surgery patients, with high satisfaction rates. The authors address the advantages and drawbacks to this approach, with topics ranging from the optics and neurophysiology of monovision to preoperative vision testing and counseling. The book fills a gap in the literature on this essential yet relatively neglected topic.

Significant advances have been made in refractive surgery in the last decade. Eye surgeons today can leverage many cutting-edge intraocular lens (IOL) technologies such as multifocal, extended depth of field, toric, accommodating, and aspheric. Concurrent innovations including optics, phacoemulsification, superior keratometry and biometry, and posterior cornea evaluation have resulted in improved cataract surgery outcomes. Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts have dramatically improved patient satisfaction following cataract surgery, yet common and rare complications still occur such as dry eye, endophthalmitis, and retinal detachment. Furthermore, only 80% of cataract surgery procedures bring patients to within 0.5 diopters of their needed refraction.

Thorough knowledge of the lumbar plexus and its branches is crucial to achieving positive patient outcomes, especially with newer surgical approaches. Many of the nerve branches are formed within the psoas major muscle and careful dissection is necessary to free them during surgery to prevent damage. Moreover, the iliac vessels are medial to some of the larger branches of the plexus, such as the femoral and obturator nerves. In the retroperitoneal space, the kidney and ureter are nearby. In addition, due to the overlying peritoneal cavity and its contents, accessing the lumbar plexus presents considerable challenges.

Neuro Imaging Second Edition from Roy Riascos, Eliana Bonfante, and Susana Calle features 100 new cases along with two board-type multiple choice questions for each. This latest edition features state-of-the-art imaging technologies including perfusion techniques, spectroscopy, nuclear medicine, and 3D reconstructions. Updated and new classification systems have been integrated into brain tumor, traumatic spine injury, and intracranial aneurysm cases. For maximum ease of self-assessment, each case begins with the clinical presentation on the right-hand page; study that and then turn the page for imaging findings, differential diagnoses with the definitive diagnosis, essential facts, pearls and pitfalls, and more.

Ophthalmology Review: A Case-Study Approach, Second Edition by renowned experts Kuldev Singh, William Smiddy, and Andrew Lee is a practical, case-based reference covering a wide array of common to serious ophthalmic conditions encountered in daily practice. The new edition reflects significant advances in ophthalmologic surgery and additional quick-reference material. The focus is on patient management problems and how to handle them and optimally manage the patient. A cadre of esteemed contributors discuss diagnostic methods, evaluation, contraindications, and patient management issues for a full spectrum of clinical disorders, with significant clinical pearls gleaned from hands-on expertise.

50 million people around the world have dementia. About two-thirds of these individuals have Alzheimer’s disease. Early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment, which may lead to Alzheimer’s disease, is essential to slow down the cognitive decline process. In a recent pilot study, published in Methods of Information in Medicine (Thieme Publishers, New York. 2018), researchers found that three digital games had a full success rate in detecting Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Written by the world's leading authorities on Dr. Emil Vodder's techniques for manual lymph drainage (MLD), this lavishly illustrated guide provides step-by-step descriptions of how to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow.

The latest release of Thieme’s knowledge base for synthetic methodology is adding more than 1,000 pages of new content, including the new reference library volume Flow Chemistry in Organic Synthesis, edited by T. F. Jamison and G. Koch. With Science of Synthesis 4.12, synthetic chemists today are provided with up-to-date and complete information.

With the recently opened Beijing office, the Thieme Group – leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health – strengthens its presence on the Asian market. The purpose of the office is to build relations with key research institutes and societies, and to support Chinese researchers in their efforts to publish in Thieme's renowned journals.

The use of endoscopic orbital surgery is rapidly expanding in modern day rhinology and oculoplastic practice. In the past two decades, endoscopic techniques have been adapted for lacrimal and orbital surgery. Significant advances have been made in endoscopic endonasal and periocular approaches to the orbital apex and skull base, especially in the last 3 years. There has been no book dedicated to these recent surgical innovations until Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit: Anatomy, Pathology, and Management by Benjamin Bleier, Suzanne Freitag, and Raymond Sacks filled this void.

The Thieme Group continuously expands their open access offering, with 13 journals dedicated to various medical fields added this year alone. The open access portfolio meanwhile comprises more than 40 international journals. Moreover, almost all of Thieme’s 170 journal titles offer open access options as well. Many of the journals are published in close collaboration with medical and scientific associations.

Thieme is pleased to announce the launch of its new MedOne Otolaryngology platform at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience taking place October 7-10, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. “This year’s theme We Are One: Otolaryngology United for ENT Patient Care is a perfect fit for the launch of MedOne Otolaryngology,” says Brian Scanlan, President, Thieme Publishers. “A powerful learning and teaching tool, MedOne makes it simple for surgeons across the globe to advance their knowledge and in turn bring high-quality care to their patients.”

Thieme is pleased to feature its premier electronic product, MedOne Neurosurgery, at the 66th Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, October 6-10, 2018. “A prestigious symposium showcasing recent innovations in neurosurgery is a perfect venue to exhibit the latest enhancements of MedOne Neurosurgery, the most comprehensive electronic resource in the field,” said Brian Scanlan, President, Thieme Publishers.

Surgical procedures to repair hernias are among the most common procedures of all, with a history going back over 200 years. While most procedures are routine, they can be a challenge, particularly when previous surgery in the area has caused scarring that distorts the anatomy.

Aortic aneurysms can lead to dissections with devastating internal hemorrhage and high rates of death. In a review article recently published in AORTA (Thieme Publishers, New York. 2018), researchers describe the key role played by epigenetics in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Knowledge of these mechanisms may result in new tools for better diagnosis and treatment of these severe conditions.

Breastfeeding is one of the most under-leveraged strategies in improving children’s health and reducing later disease risks. That is why the WHO challenged the world to increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life up to at least 50 percent by 20251. The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) supports this goal by communicating the health and social benefits of breastfeeding and breast milk. The new reference book Breastfeeding and Breast Milk – from Biochemistry to Impact edited by FLRF can help governments and influencers take up the WHO challenge.


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