Medication Errors, 2nd Edition

Medication Errors, 2nd Edition

BOOK REVIEWS from history to the technique to management of complications. It is well organized and fairly thorough for a book of this size. Purpose: ...

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BOOK REVIEWS from history to the technique to management of complications. It is well organized and fairly thorough for a book of this size. Purpose: The book recounts the experience of international experts in shoulder arthroplasty in dealing with issues such as technique and complications. Audience: It is written for orthopaedic surgeons who would like a reference on the treatment of patients requiring shoulder arthroplasty. The authors are world renowned experts in the field. Features: After covering the history and development of shoulder arthroplasty, the book provides guidance on how to examine patients and measure outcomes. Chapters are devoted to the technique and management of complex issues that can occur during the implantation of the glenoid. Complications are covered, with individual chapters describing the management of infections, fractures, instability, loosening, and bone loss. There is some mention of non-arthroplasty procedures as well. The best part of the book is the level of detail that the book provides about managing the various complications that can occur. Assessment: This excellent book is extremely useful for surgeons who have not performed many primary or revision shoulder arthroplasties. Compared with more comprehensive texts, this book offers superior detail on the procedure of shoulder arthroplasty. Score: Weighted Numerical Score: 98 Reviewed by: Benjamin A Goldberg, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)

Medication Errors, 2nd Edition Edited by: Cohen, Michael R., RPh, MS, ScD, DPS Bibliographic Data: American Pharmacists Association, 2007, $93.00. ISBN: 978-1-58212-092-8, NLM: QZ 42, LC: RM146, 680 pages, hard cover. ISBN-10: 1582120927. Description: This is the second edition of Medication Errors published by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Purpose: The purpose is to provide guidance on how to make medications safer. Audience: This book is written for those in an industry, retail, hospital, academia or other setting that involves medication usage. The editor is a nationally known expert on medication errors and is president of the Institute of Safe Medication Practices. Features: This comprehensive book is unique to the field of pharmacy. It provides insights into the causes of dispensing and prescribing medication errors. The editor and contributing authors use actual examples and photos which depict how errors can be easily made if caution is not exercised. Of particular use are the numerous tables, color plates, and figures. A detailed chapter on “high alert” medications is a must read chapter for anyone involved in medication prescribing or dispensing. Assessment: This book is unique in the field. It should be a mandatory read for all pharmacy students and is certainly a valuable addition to any academic, industrial, or personal library. Score: Weighted Numerical Score: 97

Changing Aspects in Stroke Surgery: Aneurysms, Dissections, Moyamoya Angiopathy and EC-IC Bypass, 1st Edition

Reviewed by: Thomas Jacobsen, PharmD, MS, RPh (GlaxoSmithKline)

Shoulder Arthroplasty: Complex Issues in the Primary and Revision Setting, 1st Edition

Edited by: Yonekawa, Yasuhiro; Tsukahara, Tetsuya; Valavanis, Anton; Khan, Nadia Bibliographic Data: Springer, 2008, $219.00. ISBN: 978-3211765883, ISSN: 0065-1419, Series Title: Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement, v. 103, 141 pages, hard cover. ISBN-10: 3211765883. Reviewed by: Celso Agner, MD, MSc (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Description: Since the first carotid ligation procedures for “apoplexy” and the first clipping for intracranial aneurysms, there has been much development in the techniques

Edited by: Fealy, Stephen, MD; Sperling, John W., MD; Warren, Russell F., MD; Craig, Edward V., MD Bibliographic Data: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 2008, $129.95. ISBN: 978-1-58890-505-5, NLM: WE 810, LC: RD557.5, 161 pages, hard cover. ISBN-10: 1588905055. Reviewed by: Benjamin A Goldberg, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Description: Leading authorities have written this concise book on shoulder arthroplasty, covering topics ranging

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