Rabu, 23 Januari 2008

Guy N. Rutty, "Essentials of Autopsy Practice: New Advances, Trends and Developments"

Springer; 1 edition (December 17, 2007) |
ISBN: 1846288347 | 190 pages
Essentials of Autopsy Practice: New Advances, Trends and Developments provides an update on the advances and developments in autopsy practice. This concise, well-referenced text consists of chapters that can be read independently of each other, in addition to forming a cohesive book, which can act as a laboratory manual or reference guide. This book is designed to be kept in laboratories, offices and mortuaries so that pathologists can quickly reach for it and look up how to undertake procedures or interpret findings found in autopsy practice. Its size and contents make this a day-to-day usable book. Useful to both trainees and consultants in all specialty areas within pathology including forensic pathology, the book also serves as a guide to all those involved in death investigation i.e. nurses, lawyers, paramedics and police officers.


Modern Anesthetics

Publisher: Springer | Language: English |
ISBN: 3540728139 | 498 pages | Data: 2008

Description: Some important constraints of anesthesia must be taken into consideration when the pharmacological properties of modern anesthetics are discussed. The most important of these could be that the target effect be achieved preferably within seconds, at most within a few minutes. Similarly, offset of drug action should be achieved within minutes rather hours. The target effects, such as unconsciousness, are potentially life-threatening, as are the side effects of modern anesthetics, such as respiratory and cardiovascular depression. Finally, the patient’s purposeful responses are not available to guide drug dosage, because, either the patient is unconscious, or more problematically, the patient is aware but unable to communicate pain because of neuromuscular blockade.


Atlas of Breast Surgery

Publisher: Springer | Pages:134 | 2002 |
ISBN: 3540243518

New developments in the surgical management of breast disease surge daily. New techniques for tumor resection, reconstructive survery, lymph node assessment and cosmetic surgery are surfacing due to new demands in the market. The treatments are aimed at those patients diagnosed with breast disease who need quality medical treatment and require equally pleasing aesthetic results. This is an international text that outlines the management of both the malignant and benign diseases of the breast. High quality illustrations accompany the text to highlight the key aspects of surgical techniques. An emphasis on the techniques that provide good cosmetic outcomes is the underlying theme of this text.


Mucosal Immune Defense: Immunoglobulin A

Publisher: Springer | Language: English |
ISBN:0387722319 | 446 pages | Data: 2007

Description: Immune responses at mucosal surfaces play a major role in host mucosal defense against microbial pathogens and in the pathogenesis of acute and chronic mucosal inflammatory diseases. This volume draws on a broad spectrum of molecular biologic, biochemical, and immunogenetic approaches in combination with human and murine in vitro cell culture and in vivo model systems to address questions in mucosal immunity. Humans produce more immunoglobulin A (IgA) than all other antibody isotypes combined, most of which is rapidly transported into the external secretions bathing mucous membranes. It has been estimated that more than 3 grams of IgA are transported daily into mucosal secretions, carrying out a wide range of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory functions. IgA is the second most abundant class of antibody in the bloodstream, contributing to systemic as well as secretory immunity. Recent advances in human genomics, gene regulation, structural biology, cell signaling, and immunobiology have greatly enhanced our understanding of this important class of antibody. This book is designed to serve as a concise reference of the present knowledge of the biology of IgA, including structure of IgA and its interaction with Fc receptors; epithelial transport of IgA; regulation of the mucosal IgA system; biological roles of IgA, including newly discovered functions; IgA-associated diseases, and therapeutic applications for IgA. Chapters have been contributed by internationally recognized leaders in the field of IgA research, representing 8 countries on 3 continents.


Infrared Spectroscopy: Fundamentals and Applications

Barbara H. Stuart | John Wiley & Sons | 242 | 2004-08-04 | 0470854278

Provides an introduction to those needing to use infrared spectroscopy for the first time, explaining the fundamental aspects of this technique, how to obtain a spectrum and how to analyse infrared data covering a wide range of applications.


Handbook of Statistical Genetics

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience | 2007-10-22 | 1616 pages |
ISBN: 0470058307

The Handbook for Statistical Genetics is widely regarded as the reference work in the field. However, the field has developed considerably over the past three years. In particular the modeling of genetic networks has advanced considerably via the evolution of microarray analysis. As a consequence the 3rd edition of the handbook contains a much expanded section on Network Modeling, including 5 new chapters covering metabolic networks, graphical modeling and inference and simulation of pedigrees and genealogies. Other chapters new to the 3rd edition include Human Population Genetics, Genome-wide Association Studies, Family-based Association Studies, Pharmacogenetics, Epigenetics, Ethic and Insurance.


Handbook of Capillary and Microchip Electrophoresis and Associated Microtechniques, Third Edition

Publisher: CRC | 2007-12-18 | 1592 pages |
ISBN: 0849333296

Although capillary electrophoresis (CE) technology has evolved quickly from the research laboratory into practical application in numerous fields, many scientists still debate its merits. While the body of international CE literature continues to expand dramatically, experts still question whether it has provided the speed, resolving power, peak capacity, sensitivity, robustness, and cost-reduction promised by its pioneers.


Physics in Biology and Medicine, Third Edition (Complementary Science)

Publisher: Academic Press | 2007-09-07 | 352 pages |

Physics for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This concise introductory paperback surveys and relates basic physics to living systems. It discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical or engineering analysis techniques.

Applicable courses are biophysics and applied physics.

- Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems
- Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology
- Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics


Clinical Procedures in Laser Skin Rejuvenation (Series in Cosmetic and Laser Therapy)

Publisher: Informa Healthcare 2007-11-28 240 pages
ISBN: 041541413X

As the number and variety of lasers increase, it is timely to review which lasers are best for which clinical procedures. This well illustrated text from respected authorities provides the answers for a number of commonly encountered problems. Even established laser surgeons will be interested to learn about newer laser varieties, such as fractionated lasers, and on methods to combine additional and adjunctive procedures for a better esthetic result.


Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 2nd edition

Publisher: Routledge 2007-12-13 472 pages
ISBN: 0805861696

As a professor of psychology in a Master's program (which focuses on training people to become Psychological Examiners), I use this text in my "Psychopathology" course. Although I supplement the material heavily in the sections dealing with child psychopathology, I've found this to be a nice introduction to psychopathology at the graduate level, or even for an advanced undergraduate class. I don't think that the language used is too "doctoral" (as stated in one review on this site), but you do have to be fairly well versed in psychological science to appreciate a large amount of the etiology and biology aspects of the chapters.
Overall, I would recommend this book as a nice "starter" for someone interested in psychopathology, although for a graduate course an instructor would definitely have to supplement the readings with extra material.


Genetics in Practice: A clinical approach for healthcare practitioners

Publisher: Wiley 12008-01-09 288 pages
ISBN: 1861564643

Nurses are increasingly being asked to provide information when a genetic diagnosis is made, whether to the individual patient or to members of his or her family. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to present day genetic services, to help professionals feel more confident when dealing with queries or advising where to go for further information.

Comprehensive case studies are used to explain the various models of inheritance and explore the possibilities for families, following genetic diagnosis. Family history-taking, risk assessment, basic biology of chromosomes and genes, and laboratory techniques are all described. Issues of ethnicity and ethics are addressed. The book also discusses the development of the role of the genetic nurse counselor.


Urological Emergencies: A Practical Guide

Humana Press 2005-05-31
ISBN:1588292568 400 pages

Practicing urologists and leading specialists summarize the optimal management of urgent and emergent urological conditions, so that physicians with limited urological training can take advantage of the incredible improvements in the management of acute urological problems. Up-to-date, evidence-based descriptions of the optimal diagnostic and therapeutic approaches cover a wide variety of conditions ranging from traumatic, infectious, and obstructive to hemorrhagic, iatrogenic, vascular, and congenital urological emergencies. The authors review relevant pathophysiological background and epidemiology, recommend necessary diagnostic testing, and provide detailed medical, surgical, and endourological management approaches.


Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes

Humana Press 2006-09-15
ISBN:1588297454 250 pages

Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes provides a case-based approach to state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of patients with common chronically painful conditions. Offering strategies for rapidly evaluating and treating pain complaints by body region, this innovative title also provides patient educational handouts that explain the diagnosis and treatment in easy-to-understand language for each condition. Tools for implementing both medication and non-medication therapies, such as exercise and relaxation techniques, are also included.
Each chapter opens with typical presentations of three to five common patient scenarios, including pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. A targeted approach for patient assessment is provided and applied to each scenario, showing how to rapidly identify important clues to distinguish among common diagnoses, including both benign and malignant causes of pain. Standard treatment regimens are then provided for each patient, along with patient-friendly educational flyers for each common pain condition. Figures and drawings help provide ready identification of these common chronic pain syndromes.
Headache and Chronic Pain Syndrome offers primary care practitioners, neurologists, and orthopedists an optimal approach to the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of chronically painful conditions


McGraw-Hill Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071481524 608 pages 2007

McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests focuses specifically on what you need to know to understand the test, educate the patient, and provide safe, effective care before, during, and after the test. In addition, this easy-to-use clinical companion is the only text to actively incorporate evidence-based practice features throughout, both in test monographs and appendices-a major advantage that enhances your ability to apply the book's content to your daily practice.


Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management (2007)

McGraw-Hill Professional English
ISBN: 0071471731

Description: Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management is a concise guide that puts the most salient insights in allergy medicine right at your fingertips. Written by a leading allergy clinician, along with 30 nationally recognized expert contributors, this resource is perfect for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians and allied health care providers. Inside, you'll find the most clinically relevant information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders.


Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 3rd edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional 2007-08-07 1704 pages

Meet the next classic reference in cardiac surgery. This readable, scholarly, comprehensive book focuses on the practice of cardiac surgery in the adult patient featuring over 1000 superb illustration depicting winning surgical technique. In addition, indications, pathophysiology, surgical decision making, complications, and results of surgical treatment are examined in depth. Master surgeon, L. Henry Edmunds, Jr. leads an all-star cast of contributors in this treatise that forms the perfect surgical complement to a textbook of cardiology.


Behavioral Medicine in Primary Care: A Practical Guide

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical 2007-11-27 475 pages
ISBN: 0071438602

Behavioral Medicine in Primary Care delivers practical coverage of behavioral and interactional issues that occur between provider and patient in everday clincial practice. You will learn how to deliver bad news, how to conduct an effective patient interview, how to clinically manage behavioral issues in the dying patient, the principles of medical professionalism, behavioral issues in men's and women's heatlh, and much more.


Applied Bioinformatics: An Introduction

Publisher: Springer 2008-01 288 pages

Confused by cryptic computer programs, algorithms and formulae?

In this book, anyone who can operate a PC, standard software and the Internet will learn to understand the biological basis of bioinformatics of the existence as well as the source and availability of bioinformatics software how to apply these tools and interpret results with confidence.

This is aided by introductory chapters to important aspects of bioinformatics, detailed bioinformatics exercises, including solutions and a glossary of definitions and terminology relating to bioinformatics.

Quickly learn to manage bioinformatics!

Smith's General Urology, 17th edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional 2007-11-21 328 pages
ISBN:0071457372 22.5 MB

The most trusted guide to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic diseases and disorders -completely updated!


Molecular Biology of Human Cancers : An Advanced Student's Textbook

Publisher: Springer 2007-10-10 508 pages
ISBN: 1402065590

Over the last three decades, knowledge on the molecular biology of human cancers has vastly expanded. A host of genes and proteins involved in cancer development and progression have been defined and many mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and even tissue level have been, at least partly, elucidated. Insights have also been gained into the molecular mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis by chemical, physical, and biological agents and into inherited susceptibility to cancer.