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Ocular Tumors in Animals and Humans

ISBN: 978-0-470-37667-6
461 pages
September 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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The application of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) can assist in improving and optimising the diagnosis, prognosis, control, treatment and ultimately the welfare of animals. It can also provide the user with a methodology for appropriate, patient orientated life-long, self-directed, learning. To practise evidence-based veterinary medicine we require a range of skills that we may not have.

This book will explain what evidence-based veterinary medicine is and show how it can be applied to veterinary practice to improve the quality of care for patients and provide informed choices for owners. It will provide the reader with a toolkit of skills necessary to practise evidence-based veterinary medicine.

The authors explain how to:

· Transform information needs into a series of clinical questions that can be answered

· Search for best available external evidence

· Critically appraise the evidence for its validity and importance

· Apply the results in clinical practice

· Understand the process of diagnosis and use of clinical diagnostic decision support systems

· Perform a decision analysis


This book is aimed at practitioners but will be of interest to veterinary surgeons at any stage of their training or career wishing to learn about EBVM.

The authors are responsible for devising and teaching an EBVM course at the veterinary school at Cambridge.

Dr Peter Cockcroft, Clinical lecturer, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

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Contributors.

Foreword (Jerry A. Shields).

Preface (Robert L. Peiffer, Jr.).

Acknowledgments.

1. Orbital Tumors (Robert L. Peiffer, Jr., Kenneth B. Simons).

2. Eyelid Tumors (Ronald C. Riis, Connie M. Vitali, Kenneth B. Simons).

3. Tumors of the Conjunctiva (Brian Wilcock, Pearl S. Rosenbaum, Jonathan Boniuk).

4. Neoplasms of the Lacrimal Drainage System (Harry H. Brown).

5. Tumors of the Cornea and Sclera (Craig A. Fischer, Denise M. Lindley, William C. Carlton, Holly Van Hecke).

6. Iridociliary Epithelial Tumors (Robert L. Peiffer, Jr., Ronald C. Riis, Bernard Clerc).

7. Uveal Melanocytic Tumors (John R.B. Mould, Simon M. Petersen-Jones, Claudio Peruccio, Alessandra Ratto, Joseph W. Sassani, J. William Harbour).

8. Feline Ocular Sarcomas (Richard R. Dubielzig).

9. Optic Nerve Neoplasia (Nedium C. Buyukmihci, Karen E. Chancellor, Thomas W. Boudin).

10. Retinoblastoma in Humans and Animals (Daniel M. Albert, Jacques Lasudry, Gia Klauss).

11. Metastases (Richard R. Dubielzig, Robin L. Grendahl, James C. Orcutt, Nasreen A. Syed, Kenneth B. Simons).

12. Ocular Lymphoid Proliferations (William C. Carlton, Amy K. Hutchinson, Hans E. Grossniklaus).

13. The Phakomatoses (Guy G. Massry, Marilyn C. Kincaid).

14. Experimental Ocular Oncology: Animal Models (Jeffrey I. Everitt, John A. Shadduck, Herbert E. Whiteley).

Index.

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