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The Medical Science of House, M.D.
The facts behind the hit medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Table of Contents of "The Medical Science of House, M.D."
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Week after week, House, M.D. has held viewers' attention with brilliant cast performances and intriguing diagnostic mysteries often solved with daring treatments. But how much of the medical detail is real and how much is fabricated?

In The Medical Science of House, M.D., Andrew Holtz, a well-known medical journalist, reveals how medical detectives work - how they follow symptoms to their source.

He examines cases on the show and provides answers to such questions as:

  • How can a teenager adopted at birth nearly die because his biological mother didn't get a vaccine?
  • How can a husband's faith in his wife's fidelity determine whether radical treatment will cure her or kill her?
  • How can a missed eye-doctor appointment reveal a genetic disease?
  • How can doctors choose the right course for a pregnant woman when one may kill her and the other would abort her fetus?

The Medical Science of House, M.D.
also delves into the character of Dr. House
and the hospital backdrop of the show.

  • Would you want House to treat you or a loved one?
  • What would happen to a doctor like House in a real hospital?
  • Where are all the nurses, lab techs, and radiologists?
  • What could medicine learn from the airlines?

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Table of Contents
Introduction: Tracking Zebras.............................……………

1: “Doc, I Don’t Feel So Good.”……………………………...
    The presentation of patients to physicians. Most complaints are common, but every now and then there is a ‘zebra’ lurking in the exam room.

2: Poking and Probing ……………………………………….
    The exam. The clues physicians look for.

3: Let’s Run Some Tests…………………………………….
    The tests and devices used to peer inside patients.

4: Is There a Computer in the House?……………………
    There is just too much information for any physician to know everything and too little time to manually sort through all the data produced by labs and scanners.

5: The Whiteboard
    Twins of House’s precious Whiteboard are in every hospital, full of scribbles listing patient symptoms, likely causes and unlikely, but possible, alternatives.

6: Let’s Make You Better……………………………………
    Choosing the right treatment to fit the disease. Complete cure may be elusive and the options aren’t always ideal.

7: Bedside Manner……………………………………………
    House tries to avoid patients, but understanding the patient as a whole person, not just a list of symptoms, is central to complete medical care. House’s reliance on powerful pain killers raises questions… as does his sense of ethics.

8: No
Doctor is an Island……………………………………
    Physicians are just one part of teams of health care professionals. Hospitals are communities with hierarchies and cultures, governed by rules and regulations, and monitored by professional groups and government.


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I casi del Dr. House
Andrew Holtz
Quante terapie prescritte dal Dr. House funzionerebbero nella realtà? Un libro per sapere, approfondire, valutare la realtà scientifica dietro la serie tv più seguita degli ultimi anni.

Ma... è davvero il caso di ibernare un paziente per curare il suo cervello? E il caso di strapazzarne altri per far loro ammettere inconfessabili segreti che però sono necessari a guarirli? E che cos'è la sexsomnia? E... le terapie del Dr. House e della sua equipe funzionerebbero davvero nella realtà? Questo libro è una panoramica appassionante di tutto ciò che nella serie TV ci ha più sconvolto... e che probabilmente non oseremmo chiedere al nostro medico: i misteri della lavagna del Dr. House sono infine svelati!
pp. 294
€ 14,00
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Dutch cover De medische wetenschap van House
De feiten achter de succesvolle serie!
Auteur: Holtz, Andrew

In De medische wetenschap van House geeft Andrew Holtz antwoord op de vraag hoeveel van de briljante oplossingen en vindingen uit de serie gebaseerd zijn op (medische) feiten en hoeveel verzonnen is. Holtz openbaart hoe de medische detectives werken - en hoe zij symptomen tot aan hun bron volgen om zo tot de juiste diagnose te komen.

Holtz onderzoekt cases die in de diverse afleveringen van de serie aan de orde komen en geeft antwoorden op vragen als:

  • Hoe kan een tiener die bij de geboorte is geadopteerd bijna sterven, omdat zijn biologische moeder geen vaccin toegediend kreeg tijden haar zwangerschap?
  • Hoe kan het vertrouwen van een man in zijn vrouw bepalen of een bepaalde radicale behandeling haar zal genezen of haar zal doden?
  • Hoe kan door een gemiste afspraak bij de oogarts een genetische aandoening aan het licht komen?
  • Hoe kunnen de artsen de juiste behandeling voor een zwangere vrouw bepalen wanneer de ene behandeling haar kan doden en een andere haar foetus kan laten afsterven?
Aantal Pagina's: 240
Uitvoering: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978 90 6112 975 2
NUR: 870 
Prijs: € 14.95
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Brazilian cover A Ciência Médica de House

Andrew Holtz

Como pode um adolescente quase morrer com sarampo sem nunca haver entrado em contato com o vírus? E alguém já viu o cérebro ser afetado por um verme parasita? No popular seriado americano House, o ranzinza mas genial dr. Gregory House trata de doenças tão insólitas que fazem com que os telespectadores imaginem se há alguma autenticidade ou se os diagnósticos são pura invenção.
Com uma linguagem acessível e dinâmica, Andrew Holtz apresenta o resultado de uma extensa pesquisa em busca dos casos mais peculiares que o irreverente protagonista trata na série que mistura medicina diagnóstica com investigação detetivesca.
ISBN : 8576842319
Gênero : Artes - Cinema/tv/documentários
Páginas : 288
Formato : 14x21
Preço : R$ 29,90
Grupo Editorial Record
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Dr. House: pravda a mýty o netradičních lékařských metodách v populárním seriálu

Andrew Holtz 

Doktor House je sarkastický podivín, který svými nekonvenčními názory a odvážným přístupem k léčebným metodám tak trochu děsí pacienty i nemocniční personál. Je však také geniální odborník, brilantní specialista, jehož neotřelé postupy jsou většinou korunovány úspěchem i u nejzávažnějších nemocí a zdánlivě neřešitelných zdravotních komplikací. Je Sherlockem Holmesem medicíny, lékařská tajemství a záhady řeší s profesionálním zápalem a s vášní.
Jsou případy doktora House z populárního seriálu založené na pravdě, nebo si tvůrci některé detaily přimysleli? Mohl by lékař opravdu postupovat jako doktor House? Na tyto a podobné otázku se pokouší odpovědět kniha známého novináře Andrewa Holtze, který se specializuje na medicínu. Holtz odhaluje metody „lékařů detektivů“, přibližuje divákovi jednotlivé případy ze seriálu a snaží se rozkrýt, jak by mohla ve srovnání s populární televizní show vypadat realita.

Cena: 249 Kč

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A Medicina Segundo o Dr. House

Os casos médicos da série Dr. House – factos científicos ou ficção?
  • Como é que um adolescente adoptado à nascença pode morrer porque a sua mãe biológica não lhe deu uma vacina contra o sarampo?
    • Como é que a fé de um marido na fidelidade da sua mulher pode determinar se aquele tratamento radical a vai curar ou a vai matar?
    • Como é que a não comparência a uma consulta de oftalmologia pode revelar uma doença genética?
    • Como é que os médicos conseguem fazer a escolha acertada para uma mulher grávida quando o dilema é matar a mãe ou abortar o feto?
    Respostas a estas e outras perguntas são exploradas, todas as semanas, em Dr. House. Estreada em Novembro de 2004, a série trouxe uma irresistível personagem ao horário nobre do espaço televisivo: o sarcástico e iconoclasta – mas brilhante – Dr. Gregory House.
    Semana após semana, o Dr. House prendeu a atenção dos espectadores com actuações brilhantes e misteriosos e intrigantes diagnósticos frequentemente solucionados com tratamentos altamente arriscados. Mas que parte destes pormenores médicos é real e que parte é inventada?
    Em A Medicina Segundo o Dr. House, Andrew Holtz, um conhecido jornalista de medicina, revela como os detectives médicos trabalham – como vão dos sintomas às causas. Ele examina cada caso detalhadamente – e fornece respostas para todos os espectadores que já se questionaram sobre a autenticidade desta série tão popular.

    Andrew Holtz é jornalista de saúde. Ex-correspondente de medicina da CNN e pivot do programa Your Health, trabalha agora como freelancer, fazendo a cobertura jornalística de saúde e medicina. Holtz fez o seu Master em Saúde Pública, no programa de Saúde Pública da universidade de Oregon. Recebeu o seu BA (bachelor of arts) da Universidade de Standford, com um major nas áreas da Comunicação na Rádio e Televisão e um minor em Física. É membro da direcção e ex-presidente da Associação de Jornalistas de Saúde.

    Número de Páginas: 285 Páginas
    Formato: 15,5 x 22,5 cm
    ISBN: 978-972-8929-69-5
    Preço(c/IVA): 16

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    Semana tras semana, House, M.D. mantiene en vilo la atención del
    televidente a través de la brillante presentación de una serie de
    misterios del diagnóstico médico que a menudo se resuelven con
    tratamientos atrevidos. Sin embargo, ¿cuánto de la medicina que
    aparece en la serie televisiva es real y cuánto es fantasía? En
    House, M.D.: La ciencia médica, Andrew Holtz -un comunicador médico
    de prestigio- revela la forma de trabajar de los "detectives"
    médicos, y la manera con la que siguen y persiguen los síntomas hasta
    llegar a su origen. En este libro se examina cada caso con detalle y
    se ofrecen respuestas acerca de la autenticidad de los casos
    presentados en esta popular serie televisiva, de manera que todo
    televidente pueda juzgar por sí mismo.

    Año: 2007
    Encuadernación: RUSTICA
    ISBN: 978-84-935809-0-2

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    Dr. House'un Tıp Bilimi

    Andrew Holtz
    E Yayınları
     16.00 TL  
    Roman - Genel 
    Çeviren :Feyza Karagöz 
    Barkod :9789753902397  Sayfası :250  Ebat :135-195  Baskı :2009-İSTANBUL 
    Temin Süresi :3 Gün
    Alaycı, zorlayıcı ve olağanüstü başarılı Dr. Gregory Houseun neyi anlattığını keşfedin: Gerçek mi, kurgu mu?
    Doğduğu zaman evlat edinilmiş olan bir delikanlı biyolojik annesi kızamık geçirmediği için ölecek hale nasıl gelebilir?
    Bir kocanın karısının sadakatine güveni; karısının tedavi edilmesi mi, ölmesi mi kararıyla nasıl sınanır?
    Bir doktor bir göz bozukluğundan genetik bir hastalığı nasıl tanıyabilir?
    Bir doktor gebe bir kadın hakkında bebeğin mi yoksa annenin mi ölmesi gerektiği konusunda nasıl karar verebilir?
    Bütün bu soruların yanıtları ve daha fazlası House dizisinde sunuluyor.
    Peki ama bu tıbbi ayrıntıların ne kadarı gerçek, ne kadarı kurgu? Tanınmış bir sağlık gazetecisi olan Andrew Holtz Dr. Houseun Tıp Biliminde tıbbi dedektiflerin nasıl çalıştığını, belirtileri kaynağına kadar nasıl izlediklerini açıklıyor. Her olguyu ayrıntılarıyla değerlendiriyor ve bu popüler gösterinin gerçekliği konusunda kuşkuları olan izleyicilerin sorularına yanıtlar veriyor.

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    Co dr House wie o medycynie

    "Każdy student medycyny zna anegdotę o zebrze: Gdy słyszysz tętent kopyt, nie spodziewaj się, że zobaczysz zebrę. Poza Afryką, słysząc ten odgłos, przeważnie spodziewamy się ujrzeć konia."

    "Co House wie o medycynie" to fascynująca książka autorstwa dziennikarza medycznego, Andrew Holtza, próbującego ustalić, co w popularnym serialu jest prawdą, a co fikcją. W nawiązaniu do przypadków przedstawionych w poszczególnych odcinkach autor - podpierając się autorytetem wybitnych lekarzy i profesorów medycyny - tłumaczy w przystępny sposób mechanizmy wywołujące objawy konkretnych chorób. Podąża krok za doktorem Housem, towarzysząc mu w jego medycznym śledztwie zmierzającym do ustalenia diagnozy. Zestawia szpitalną rzeczywistość wykreowaną na potrzeby serialu z realiami i standardami w prawdziwej służbie zdrowia. Wyjaśnia, co kryje się za trudnymi terminami medycznymi, omawia interesujące - na ogół rzadkie - choroby, pokazuje, jak długim i złożonym procesem jest stawianie diagnozy.

    To świetna lektura dla fanów serialu i nie tylko. Z przyjemnością sięgną po nią i lekarze - choćby po to, by wraz z autorem obalić pewne mity - studenci medycyny i wszyscy, którzy choć trochę interesują się medycyną. A jak pokazują statystyki w naszym kraju, jest ich rekordowo wielu.
    seria: Media Pascal
    marka: Media Pascal
    rok wydania: 2009
    autor: Andrew Holtz
    ISBN: 978-83-7513-631-9
    liczba stron: 247
    format: 165x235 mm
    oprawa: miękka
    cena:  34.90 zł

    Publisher's web site:
    The show "Dr. House" airs on the AXN television network.

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    Dr. House

    Autor:   Andrew Holtz   Rok vydania:   2010
    Bežná cena:      9.92 eur
    Orientačná cena v skk     268.72
    Originál:      The Medical Science of House, M. D.
    Prekladateľ:     Vladimír Hübner
    Formát:     13 x 20 cm
    Počet strán:      256
    Váha:     310 gr.
    ISBN:     978-80-220-1517-2

    Bestseller amerického žurnalistu nás pozýva na exkurziu do sveta doktora Housa, nekonvenčného lekára z rovnomenného televízneho seriálu. Vzrušujúce diagnostické záhady a odvážne lekárske postupy v každej epizóde nám doslova vyrážajú dych, no sú skutočne založené na pravde, alebo si ich autori vymysleli? Mohli by lekári naozaj pracovať ako doktor House?

    Bestseller American journalist invites us on an excursion into the world of Dr. House, the unconventional doctor of the eponymous television series. Vzrušujúce diagnostické záhady a odvážne lekárske postupy v každej epizóde nám doslova vyrážajú dych, no sú skutočne založené na pravde, alebo si ich autori vymysleli? Exciting and challenging diagnostic mysteries medical procedures in each episode we 's breath, but are actually based on truth, or the authors invented? Mohli by lekári naozaj pracovať ako doktor House? Can doctors really work as Dr. House?

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