The Soft Tissue Release Handbook

The Soft Tissue Release Handbook

For practitioners of massage therapy, sports massage, remedial massage, and physical therapy, soft tissue release is a powerful tool in treating chronic pain conditions such as shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, and iliotibial band friction syndrome. Soft tissue release also aids post-surgical recovery and is used in the treatment of highly trained athletes, dancers, and musicians […]

Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition

Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition

Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, this revised edition of Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice. The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills […]

Current Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Current Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Sarcomas are rare tumors, representing only 0.8% of new cancers in the United States. Seventy-six percent arise in soft tissue, with the remainder arising in bone (1). The most common soft tissue type is malignant fibrous histiosarcoma, although this has fallen out of favor recently as a distinct histologic entity (2, 3). Multiple types of […]

Validation Study of Intraoperative Fine-Needle Aspiration of Parathyroid Tissue with Measurement of Parathyroid Hormone Levels Using the Rapid Intraoperative Assay (Clinical Report)

Validation Study of Intraoperative Fine-Needle Aspiration of Parathyroid Tissue with Measurement of Parathyroid Hormone Levels Using the Rapid Intraoperative Assay (Clinical Report)

Background: Surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism relies on the ability to accurately identify parathyroid tissue. The use of intraoperative fine-needle aspiration (FNA) with measurement of intact parathyroid hormone level (iPTH-FNA) has been suggested as a useful adjunct and is evaluated in this pilot study. Methods: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was performed on patients undergoing […]

Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Pharmacology Notes)

Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Pharmacology Notes)

Clinical practice guidelines published by both the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in 2007, and the American College of Chest Physicians in 2008, recommend the use of the thrombolytic agent recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in eligible patients (1, 2). Approved by the US […]

21st Century Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Sourcebook: Clinical Data for Patients, Families, and Physicians - Connective Tissue Disorders (HDCT), Classic, Hypermobility, Vascular Types

21st Century Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Sourcebook: Clinical Data for Patients, Families, and Physicians – Connective Tissue Disorders (HDCT), Classic, Hypermobility, Vascular Types

This comprehensive ebook provides authoritative information and practical advice from the nation’s health experts about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and heritable disorders of connective tissue (HDCT). Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, the 21st Century Sourcebook series gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to […]