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Nanomedicine in Health and Disease

Ross J. Hunter, Victor R. Preedy
September 12, 2017

The nanosciences are a rapidly expanding field of research with a wide applicability to all areas of health and disease prevention. This book, covers the regulation of nanomedicine, nanotubes, topical applications of nanoparticles, nanocrystals, antioxidant nanoparticles, lipid nanocapsules,...

Nanomedicine and Cancer

Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan, Victor R. Preedy
September 12, 2017

The nanosciences are a rapidly expanding field of research with a wide applicability to all areas of health. They encompass a variety of technologies ranging from particles to networks and nanostructures. This book focuses on the application of nanomedicine and nanotechnology to cancer. It...

Applied Biomedical Microbiology: A Biofilms Approach

Daryl S. Paulson
September 12, 2017

From the slippery covering on rocks in a stream, to the clogging slime in a bathtub drain, biofilms are present in everyday life in a variety of forms. This seemingly harmless build-up also accounts for 80 percent of all microbial infections. With chapters authored by experienced contributors from...

Handbook of Statistics in Clinical Oncology, Third Edition

John Crowley, Antje Hoering
September 12, 2017

Many new challenges have arisen in the area of oncology clinical trials. New cancer therapies are often based on cytostatic or targeted agents, which pose new challenges in the design and analysis of all phases of trials. The literature on adaptive trial designs and early stopping has been...

Quality Assurance in the Pathology Laboratory: Forensic, Technical, and Ethical Aspects

Maciej J. Bogusz
September 12, 2017

Quality refers to the amount of the unpriced attributes contained in each unit of the priced attribute. Leffler, 1982 Quality is neither mind nor matter, but a third entity independent of the two, even though Quality cannot be defined, you know what it is. Pirsig, 2000 The continuous formulation...

Dermatokinetics of Therapeutic Agents

S. Narasimha Murthy
September 12, 2017

Novel drug delivery technologies strive to bypass challenging biological layers to elicit desired pharmacological activity. The skin, one of our key defensive barriers, allows certain topically applied substances and toxins to pass. The dermatokinetics of a drug determines the efficacy of...

Automated Image Detection of Retinal Pathology

Herbert Jelinek, Michael J. Cree
September 12, 2017

Discusses the Effect of Automated Assessment Programs on Health Care Provision Diabetes is approaching pandemic numbers, and as an associated complication, diabetic retinopathy is also on the rise. Much about the computer-based diagnosis of this intricate illness has been discovered and proven...

Translational Pain Research: From Mouse to Man

Lawrence Kruger, Alan R Light
September 12, 2017

One of the Most Rapidly Advancing Fields in Modern Neuroscience The success of molecular biology and the new tools derived from molecular genetics have revolutionized pain research and its translation to therapeutic effectiveness. Bringing together recent advances in modern neuroscience regarding...

Adipokines

Victor R. Preedy, Ross J. Hunter
September 12, 2017

Adipokines (also called adipocytokines) are a group of peptides secreted by adipose tissue. They have diverse roles, from functions in the individual cell to the whole body. This volume examines a wide range of specific adipokines as well as their general cellular aspects, including thermal stress...

Practical Guide to Sperm Analysis: Basic Andrology in Reproductive Medicine

Nicolás Garrido, Rocío Rivera
September 11, 2017

This is a reference manual for daily use in the Reproductive Medicine or Andrology laboratory, which goes beyond the literature available in the scientific journals by compiling insights into a detailed and applied clinical approach. All established practitioners in Reproductive Medicine will find...

The Complete CSA Casebook: 110 Role Plays and a Comprehensive Curriculum Guide

Emily Blount, Helen Kirby-Blount, Liz Moulton
September 11, 2017

This is the most comprehensive resource for candidates sitting the challenging final Clinical Skills Assessment exam, offering a complete curriculum guide as well as 110 role plays that can be removed and practised in pairs. The guidance is seamlessly aligned to the RCGP syllabus, fully up-to-date...

Cancer Vaccines: From Research to Clinical Practice

Adrian Bot, Mihail Obrocea, Francesco M. Marincola
September 11, 2017

Recent advances in immunology and biology have opened new horizons in cancer therapy, included in the expanding array of cancer treatment options, which are immunotherapies, or cancer vaccines, for both solid and blood borne cancers. Cancer Vaccines: From Research to Clinical Practice is the first...

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