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Multi-Detector CT Imaging: Abdomen, Pelvis, and CAD Applications

Luca Saba, Jasjit S. Suri
November 22, 2017

Developments in CT technology during the last 20 years have impressively improved its diagnostic potentialities. Part of a two-volume set that covers all aspects of CT imaging, Multi-Detector CT Imaging: Abdomen, Pelvis, and CAD Applications contains easily searchable clinical specialty chapters...

Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

Eddie Y. K. Ng, U. Rajendra Acharya, Jasjit S. Suri, Aurelio Campilho
November 22, 2017

Digital fundus images can effectively diagnose glaucoma and diabetes retinopathy, while infrared imaging can show changes in the vascular tissues. Likening the eye to the conventional camera, Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology explores the application of advanced image processing in...

Sports Concussions: A Complete Guide to Recovery and Management

Isabelle Gagnon, Alain Ptito
November 16, 2017

Sport-related concussions have become an increasingly important topic as evidenced by recent media attention. Due in large part to the complex nature of concussive injuries, there is great discrepancy in the effect these injuries have on individual functioning and the type and nature of services...

Neurobiology of Huntington’s Disease: Applications to Drug Discovery

Donald C. Lo, Robert E. Hughes
November 15, 2017

In 1993, the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington’s disease (HD) was identified. Considered a milestone in human genomics, this discovery has led to nearly two decades of remarkable progress that has greatly increased our knowledge of HD, and documented an unexpectedly large and diverse...

Ovarian Toxicology, Second Edition

Patricia B. Hoyer
November 15, 2017

Today, we are exposed to an increasing number of chemicals in the environment and there is a growing awareness of the effects of these chemicals on the ovaries. Infertility resulting from environmental exposures may not be obvious until the reproductive life span is waning. As such, the potential...

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: A Neural Interface for Artificial Limbs

Todd A. Kuiken, Aimee E. Schultz Feuser, Ann K. Barlow
November 15, 2017

Implement TMR with Your Patients and Improve Their Quality of Life Developed by Dr. Todd A. Kuiken and Dr. Gregory A. Dumanian, targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a new approach to accessing motor control signals from peripheral nerves after amputation and providing sensory feedback to...

Connexin Cell Communication Channels: Roles in the Immune System and Immunopathology

Ernesto Oviedo-Orta, Brenda R. Kwak, William Howard Evans
November 15, 2017

Plasma membrane-associated channels known as gap junctions, along with their protein building blocks—connexins—have an important functional role in a range of immunological processes, including heart function, cell growth and specialization, and early development. Spanning basic science and...

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS

Kris Bogaerts, Arnost Komarek, Emmanuel Lesaffre
November 14, 2017

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS provides the reader with a practical introduction into the analysis of interval-censored survival times. Although many theoretical developments have appeared in the last fifty years, interval...

A Brief Survey of Quantitative EEG

Kaushik Majumdar
November 10, 2017

This book presents a holistic approach to quantitative EEG from its neurological basis to simultaneous EEG and fMRI studies. Equal emphasis is given to major mathematical and statistical theories and computational techniques and their applications on clinical and laboratory experimental EEG....

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Capsules

Larry L. Augsburger, Stephen W. Hoag
November 09, 2017

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Capsules covers the development, composition, and manufacture of capsules. Despite the important role that capsules play in drug delivery and product development, few comprehensive texts on the science and technology of capsules have been available for the research and...

Tumors and Cancers: Endocrine Glands – Blood – Marrow – Lymph

Dongyou Liu
November 09, 2017

Tumors and Cancers: Endocrine Glands – Blood – Marrow – Lymph provides succinct reviews of neoplastic growths disrupting normal functions of affected structures. Each chapter presents a state of the art summary of tumor/cancer of a particular type in relation to its biology, epidemiology, disease...

Gene Expression Studies Using Affymetrix Microarrays

Hinrich Gohlmann, Willem Talloen
November 03, 2017

The Affymetrix GeneChip® system is one of the most widely adapted microarray platforms. However, due to the overwhelming amount of information available, many Affymetrix users tend to stick to the default analysis settings and may end up drawing sub-optimal conclusions. Written by a molecular...