CURRENT CONTENTS/CLINICAL MEDICINE

 

Scope Notes

Current Contents/Clinical Medicine

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Anesthesia & Intensive Care
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The Anesthesia & Intensive Care category covers resources concerned with all aspects of anesthesia including the delivery and administration of anesthetics, emergency medicine, critical care medicine, traumatology, burns, injury, and resuscitation.

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Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
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The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems category covers resources concerned with all aspects of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and respiratory diseases. Topics include circulation, cardiovascular technology and measurement, cardiovascular pharmacology and therapy, hypertension, heart and lung transplantation, arteries, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, angiology, perfusion, stroke, as well as all types of respiratory and lung diseases.

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Clinical Immunology & Infectious Disease
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The Clinical Immunology & Infectious Diseases category covers resources that focus on basic research in clinical and applied allergy, immunology, and infectious disease. Microbiology and virology resources are included in this category as are resources on HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and hospital infections.

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Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry
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The Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry category covers resources concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness. Topics covered include general psychiatry, psychological medicine, substance abuse and addiction (e.g., alcoholism). psychosomatics, stress, behavioral medicine, and psychopathology. Emphasis is on medical/biological mechanisms rather than social aspects.

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Dentistry/Oral Surgery & Medicine
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The Dentistry/Oral Surgery & Medicine category covers resources concerned with all aspects of dental science and practice including dental implants and dental materials. Specialties such as orthodontics, periodontology, endodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatric dentistry are also included.

Oral Surgery & Medicine resources are concerned with basic, applied, and clinical aspects of oral infections and diseases, including their epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Specialties such as oral pathology/biology, oral epidemiology, oral rehabilitation, and oral implants are also included. Facial pain and craniomandibular resources are also covered in this category.

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Dermatology
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The Dermatology category covers resources concerned with all aspects of the skin and its diseases, including general, investigative, and experimental dermatology. Topics include contact dermatitis, venereal disease, leprosy, dermatologic surgery, dermatologic pathology, and dermatologic oncology, as well as material on the care of burns and wounds.

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Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition
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The Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition category is concerned with resources on the growth and regulation of the human body. Coverage focuses on disorders associated with endocrine glands such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity. Nutrition resources focus on topics such as diagnosis, treatment, and management of nutritional and metabolic disorders. Reproductive endocrinology is excluded and is placed in the Reproductive Medicine category.

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Environmental Medicine & Public Health
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The Environmental Medicine & Public Health category includes resources concerned with hygiene and health, parasitic diseases and parasitology, tropical medicine, industrial medicine, occupational medicine, infection control, and preventive medicine. Also included are resources on environmental health (including aerosol) and cancer causes and control. Aviation and wilderness medicine journals are placed here as well.

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Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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The Gastroenterology and Hepatology category covers general and investigative gastroenterology and hepatology resources including those concerned with the structure, function, and diseases of the digestive system, stomach, intestines, colon, rectum, and the liver.

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General & Internal Medicine
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The General & Internal Medicine category covers resources on medical specialties such as general medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, clinical physiology, pain management medicine, geriatric medicine, military medicine, and hospital medicine.

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Health Care Sciences & Services
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The Health Care Sciences & Services category includes resources on health services, hospital administration, health-care management, health-care financing, health policy and planning, health education, history of medicine, medical ethics, palliative care and nursing, integrative and complementary medicine, and nursing.

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Hematology
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The Hematology category covers resources concerned with blood, blood-forming tissues, bone marrow, plasma, and transfusions. Coverage also includes resources on specialties such as hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma.

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Neurology
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The Neurology category covers resources concerned with the central and peripheral nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and fluids. Coverage includes general and clinical neurology including neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, neuroradiology, neuropediatrics, neuropathology, and neurobiology. Resources on cerebrovascular diseases, movement and spinal disorders, pain, dementia, headache, aphasiology, brain injury, paraplegia, stroke, and acupuncture are also included.

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Nursing
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The Nursing category covers resources on aspects of nursing science and practice related to all clinical care specialties.

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Oncology
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The Oncology category covers resources on the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer such as chemotherapy, radiation and gene therapy. Cancer specialties such as gynecologic oncology, neuro-oncology, surgical oncology, radiological oncology, oral oncology and dermatological oncology are also included.

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Ophthalmology
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The Ophthalmology category covers resources on clinical research and medicine in ophthalmology, and diseases of the eye. Resources on physiological optics and optometry as well as reconstructive surgery are included.

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Orthopedics, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
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The Orthopedics, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine category covers resources on general orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatric medicine, and sports medicine. Coverage also includes resources on arthroscopy; hand, foot, shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle surgeries, prosthetics and orthotics; and biomechanics.

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Otolaryngology
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The Otolaryngology category covers resources concerned with research of the ears, nose and throat, as well as head and neck surgery. Audiology and voice are also covered by this category.

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Pediatrics
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The Pediatrics category covers resources on all aspects of clinical medicine in pediatrics. Pediatric specialties including cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology and infectious diseases, neurology, nutrition, oncology, psychiatry, surgery, tropical medicine, urology, and nephrology are also included. Resources concerned with neonatology and adolescent medicine are also covered.

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Pharmacology/Toxicology
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The Pharmacology/Toxicology category covers resources on all aspects of clinical pharmacology and toxicology including psycho-pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapy, drug monitoring and drug safety, chemotherapy, clinical and hospital pharmacy, and clinical trials.

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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
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The Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Imaging category includes resources on general radiology, nuclear medicine, and medical imaging. Specialties such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), sonography, and medical imaging topics (e.g., abdominal and cardiovascular imaging) are also covered.

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Reproductive Medicine
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The Reproductive Medicine category includes resources on all medical aspects of human reproduction and medicine. Emphasis is on obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. Specialties including fertility, sterility, perinatology, assisted reproduction, contraception, genitourinary medicine, gynecologic surgery, gynecologic oncology, and gynecologic pathology are also covered here.

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Research/Laboratory Medicine & Medical Technology
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The Research/Laboratory Medicine & Medical Technology category includes resources on pathology, forensic sciences, medical genetics, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering. Coverage also includes clinical monitoring and computing devices; medical instrumentation; and artificial organs, medical implants, and other emerging medical treatments.

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Rheumatology
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The Rheumatology category covers resources on clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic research in all aspects of rheumatology including arthritis and rheumatism.

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Surgery
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The Surgery category covers resources on surgery, organ transplantation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, trauma surgery, surgical pathology, and surgical technology. Surgical specialties, such as surgical endoscopy, lasers in surgery, and obesity surgery are also included.

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Urology & Nephrology
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The Urology & Nephrology category covers general urology and nephrology resources, specialty resources on the prostate, dialysis and other blood purification techniques, transplantation and renal failure.