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Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics (Hardcover, New): Agnes Bloch-Zupan Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics (Hardcover, New)
Agnes Bloch-Zupan
R1,659 Discovery Miles 16 590 Within 7 - 15 working days

Dental defects may be the physical expression of genetic defects, and so they can often be seen in a variety of syndromes associated with malformations of organs. However, dental defects are often not recognized, identified, nor characterised despite representing a possible diagnostic sign for an undiagnosed condition. This book addresses this gap by providing an understanding of dental genetics and its developmental biology counterpart. With approximately seventy well-illustrated examples, the authors present the clinical oro-facial manifestations accompanying various syndromes, providing the necessary knowledge for diagnostic purposes, as well as giving insight into recent development for each specific condition. The clarity and format of this book make it an ideal support guide both in the clinic and while conducting research.
Comprehensive examination of dento/oro/craniofacial anomaliesWell-illustrated examplesPresented in a compact, easy to use format

Women and Health (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode Women and Health (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
R3,156 R2,668 Discovery Miles 26 680 Save R488 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"Women and Health "is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health.

In this second edition of "Women and Health," chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women s health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition - the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women's health practitioners.
Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women s health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articlesProvides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women s health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women s healthResearchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system s diseases affect the health of other organ systems
For example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemopreventionOrients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plansProfessors teaching courses in women s health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams"

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Tumors: Proliferation, Apoptosis, Angiogenesis and Signal Transduction (Hardcover, New): Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Tumors: Proliferation, Apoptosis, Angiogenesis and Signal Transduction (Hardcover, New)
R2,257 R1,881 Discovery Miles 18 810 Save R376 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The pituitary gland is an important one since it controls several of the other hormone glands, such as the thyroid and adrenals. A pituitary adenoma is an abnormal growth or tumor in this gland, and they are the subject of very active clinical and pathological research.

This book examines the latest developments in this field and discusses the most important molecules implicated in apoptosis, angiogenesis and signal transduction. A good understanding of these processes is needed to identify the best therapies.
Facilitates the understanding of the processes involved and how they are translated into therapyIllustrations are used to explain the complex mechanisms involved

Basic Medical Endocrinology (Hardcover, 4th edition): H.Maurice Goodman Basic Medical Endocrinology (Hardcover, 4th edition)
H.Maurice Goodman
R1,236 Discovery Miles 12 360 Within 7 - 11 working days

Basic Medical Endocrinology, Fourth Edition provides up-to-date coverage of rapidly unfolding advances in the understanding of hormones involved in regulating most aspects of bodily functions. The discussion focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of hormone production and action firmly rooted in the context of integrative physiology. Topics are approached from the perspective of a physiologist with over 40 years of teaching experience.
This fourth edition is richly illustrated in full color with both descriptive schematic diagrams and laboratory findings obtained in clinical studies. Each of the fourteen chapters starts with an 'Overview' of the topic and ends with a 'Suggested Reading' list. Initial chapters lay a foundation by presenting basic information and principles of hormone structure, secretion, and actions, and the physiological roles of the principal endocrine glands. Subsequent chapters address the role of the endocrine system in solving such physiological problems as the regulation of the volume and composition of body fluids in the face of changing environmental demands, and the regulation of short and longterm energy balance. The final chapters deal with the indispensable role of hormones in growth, development and reproduction.
* Strikes an excellent balance between systems/organismal level of overview and cellular/molecular analysis
* Richly illustrated with over 250 full color figures, descriptive schematic diagrams, and laboratory findings
* All chapters have been thoroughly rewritten and updated, including new discussions of adrenal steroid biosynthesis, the parathyroid in osteoporosis, obesity and metabolism, as well as an entirely new chapter ongastrointestinal hormones
* Editor has 45 years of experience teaching endocrinology and physiology to medical students at Harvard and UMass

Nutritional Oncology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): George L. Blackburn Nutritional Oncology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
George L. Blackburn; Edited by Vay Liang W. Go, John Milner, David Heber
R3,936 Discovery Miles 39 360 Within 7 - 12 working days

Nutritional oncology is an increasingly active interdisciplinary field where cancer is investigated as both a systemic and local disease originating with the changes in the genome and progressing through a multi-step process which may be influenced at many points in its natural history by nutritional factors that could impact the prevention of cancer, the quality of life of cancer patients, and the risk of cancer recurrence in the rapidly increasing population of cancer survivors.
Since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, the idea that there is a single gene pathway or single drug will provide a cure for cancer has given way to the general view that dietary/environmental factors impact the progression of genetic and cellular changes in common forms of cancer. This broad concept can now be investigated within a basic and clinical research context for specific types of cancer. This book attempts to cover the current available knowledge in this new field of nutritional oncology written by invited experts. This book attempts to provide not only the theoretical and research basis for nutritional oncology, but will offer the medical oncologist and other members of multidisciplinary groups treating cancer patients practical information on nutrition assessment and nutritional regimens, including micronutrient and phytochemical supplementation. The editors hope that this volume will stimulate increased research, education and patient application of the principles of nutritional oncology.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
* Covers hot new topics of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in cancer cell growth
* Includes new chapters on metabolic networks in cancer cell growth, nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics
* Presents substantially revised chapters on breast cancer and nutrition, prostate cancer and nutrition, and colon cancer and nutrition
* Includes new illustrations throughout the text, especially in the breast cancer chapter
* Includes integrated insights into the unanswered questions and clearly defined objectives of research in nutritional oncology
* Offers practical guidelines for clinicians advising malnourished cancer patients and cancer survivors on diet, nutrition, and lifestyle
* Provides information on the role of bioactive substances, dietary supplements, phytochemicals and botanicals in cancer prevention and treatment

Platelets (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Alan D. Michelson Platelets (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Alan D. Michelson
R4,319 R3,276 Discovery Miles 32 760 Save R1,043 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

PLATELETS is the definitive current source of state-of-the-art knowledge about platelets and covers the entire field of platelet biology, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine. Recently there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge in both basic biology and the clinical approach to platelet-related diseases including thrombosis and hemorrhage. Novel platelet function tests, drugs, blood bank storage methods, and gene therapies have been incorporated into patient care or are in development. This book draws all this information into a single, comprehensive and authoritative resource.
Comprehensive and definitive source of knowledge about platelets for clinicians, pathologists and scientists

Integrates the entire field of platelet biology, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine

Full color reference comprising 64 chapters, 1400 pages, and 16,000 references

Contributions from 126 world leaders in their fields New chapters on topics such as the regulation of platelet life span, platelet microRNAs, GPVI and CLEC-2, monitoring of antiplatelet therapy, novel antiplatelet therapy, and making platelets "ex vivo"

Seldin and Giebisch's The Kidney - Physiology and Pathophysiology (Hardcover, 5th edition): Robert J. Alpern, Michael J... Seldin and Giebisch's The Kidney - Physiology and Pathophysiology (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Robert J. Alpern, Michael J Caplan, Orson W. Moe
R5,650 R4,765 Discovery Miles 47 650 Save R885 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A classic nephrology reference for over 25years, "Seldin & Giebisch s" The Kidney, is the acknowledged authority on renal physiology and pathophysiology. In this 5th edition, such new and powerful disciplines as genetics and cell biology have been deployed to deepen and widen further the explanatory framework. Not only have previous chapters been extensively updated, but new chapters have been added to incorporate additional disciplines. Individual chapters, for example, now provide detailed treatment of the significance of cilia; the role of stem cells is now given special consideration. Finally, there has been a significant expansion of the section of pathophysiology, incorporating the newer findings of cell biology and genetics. If you research the development of normal renal function or the mechanisms underlying renal disease, "Seldin & Giebisch s" The Kidney is your number one source for information.
Offers the most comprehensive coverage on the market of fluid and electrolyte regulation and dysregulation in85 completely revised chapters and 10 new chapters.Includes 4sections, 62 chapters, devoted to regulation and disorders of acid-base homeostasis, and epithelial and nonepithelial transport regulation.Includes foreword byDonald Seldin and Gerhard Giebisch, world renowned names in nephrology and editors of the previous three editions."

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set (Hardcover, 5th edition): Hamid M. Said Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Hamid M. Said
R6,907 R5,799 Discovery Miles 57 990 Save R1,108 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The gastrointestinal system is responsible for the breakdown and absorption of various foods and liquids needed to sustain life. Other diseases and disorders treated by clinicians in this area include: food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, gallstones, gastritis, GERD, hemorrhoids, IBS, lactose intolerance, pancreatic, appendicitis, celiac disease, Crohn s disease, peptic ulcer, stomach ulcer, viral hepatitis, colorectal cancer and liver transplants. "Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, 5/e" covers the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the GI Tract while linking the clinical disease or disorder, bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine.

The new edition is a highly referenced and useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers, and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students.
Discusses the multiple processes governing gastrointestinal functionEach section edited by preeminent scientist in the fieldUpdated, four-color illustrations"

Back to Basics in Physiology - Fluids in the Renal and Cardiovascular Systems (Paperback, New): Juan Pablo Arroyo, Adam J.... Back to Basics in Physiology - Fluids in the Renal and Cardiovascular Systems (Paperback, New)
Juan Pablo Arroyo, Adam J. Schweickert
R597 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R60 (10%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This original six chapter book will briefly review and integrate the basic concepts behind water distribution and movement in the body. This fills a knowledge gap that most medical and undergraduate physiology students acquire when these topics are studied separately. As of now, there is no textbook that fully integrates renal, cardiovascular and water physiology in a clear understandable manner. The book is intended primarily for medical students and undergraduate physiology students. Chapters include: 1) Water and its Distribution; 2) Water Dynamics; 3) Fluid Handling by the Heart and Blood Vessels; 4) Fluid Handling by the Kidneys; 5) Water and Oxygen Delivery; 6) Integration in the Response to Hemorrhage, Volume Depletion, and Water Redistribution.
An easy-to-read, step by step explanation of how water is distributed, how it moves, how this aides in oxygen delivery and how this is regulated in the human body.

Presentsa complex and detailed topicin an original way that will allow students to understand more complex textbooks and explanations"

Statistics in Medicine (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Robert H. Riffenburgh Statistics in Medicine (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Robert H. Riffenburgh
R1,203 R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Save R168 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"Statistics in Medicine, Third Edition" makes medical statistics easy to understand by students, practicing physicians, and researchers. The book begins with databases from clinical medicine and uses such data to give multiple worked-out illustrations of every method. The text opens with how to plan studies from conception to publication and what to do with your data, and follows with step-by-step instructions for biostatistical methods from the simplest levels (averages, bar charts) progressively to the more sophisticated methods now being seen in medical articles (multiple regression, noninferiority testing). Examples are given from almost every medical specialty and from dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and health care management. A preliminary guide is given to tailor sections of the text to various lengths of biostatistical courses.

Key Features:

*User-friendly format includes medical examples, step-by-step methods, and check-yourself exercises appealing to readers with little or no statistical background, across medical and biomedical disciplines

*Facilitates stand-alone methods rather than a required sequence of reading and references to prior text.

* Covers trial randomization, treatment ethics in medical research, imputation of missing data, evidence-based medical decisions, how to interpret medical articles, noninferiority testing, meta-analysis, screening number needed to treat, and epidemiology.

* Fills the gap left in all other medical statistics books between the reader s knowledge of how to go about research and the book s coverage of how to analyze results of that research.

"New in this Edition: "

* New chapters on planning research, managing data and analysis, Bayesian statistics, measuring association and agreement, and questionnaires and surveys.

* New sections on what tests and descriptive statistics to choose, false discovery rate, interim analysis, bootstrapping, Bland-Altman plots, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), and Deming regression.

* Expanded coverage on probability, statistical methods and tests relatively new to medical research, ROC curves, experimental design, and survival analysis.

*35 Databases in Excel format used in the book and can be downloaded and transferred into whatever format is needed along with PowerPoint slides of figures, tables, and graphs from the book included on the companion site, http: //www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123848642

*Medical subject index offers additional search capabilities."

In Situ Molecular Pathology and Co-Expression Analyses (Hardcover): Gerard J. Nuovo In Situ Molecular Pathology and Co-Expression Analyses (Hardcover)
Gerard J. Nuovo
R1,810 R1,534 Discovery Miles 15 340 Save R276 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"In Situ Molecular Pathology and Co-Expression Analyses" explains, in easy-to-understand language, simplified waysof understanding and performing in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry tests. The book also focuses on straightforward protocols used to simultaneously detect two or more proteins/nucleic acids within intact tissue by doing co-expression analyses.

The fields of in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry have expanded rapidly due to the use of computer-based analysis. To get the most out of these automated platforms, researchers and diagnostic biomedical investigators must have a solid understanding of the basics of in situ-based tests, protocols, and regimens for troubleshooting.

Practicing molecular pathologists, clinical chemists, and toxicologists, as well as clinicians and researchers in training, will benefit from this book's clear presentation of protocols and theoretical framework.
Includes over 200 easy-to-follow experimental protocolsFeatures chapter-ending summaries of "Key Points to Remember" to bring beginners up to speed with any seasoned veteran in the fieldOffers two chapters written by industry leaders in the fields of in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and computer software for co-expression analyses"

Medical Cell Biology (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Steven Goodman Medical Cell Biology (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Steven Goodman
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Within 7 - 12 working days

This Third Edition of Medical Cell Biology focuses on the scientific aspects of cell biology important to medical students, dental students, veterinary students, and prehealth undergraduates. Maintaining a primary focus on eukaryotic cell biology, the text explains general cell biology principles in the context of organ systems and human and animal disease.
* 60% New Material
* New Topics include:
Apoptosis and cell dealth from a neural perspective
Signal transduction as it relates to normal and abnormal heart function
Cell cycle and cell division related to cancer biology
* All new clinical cases
* Serves as a prep guide to the National Medical Board Exam with a CD-ROM of 200 sample board-style questions (using Exam Master(R) technology): www.exammaster.com
* Focuses on eukaryotic cell biology as it related to human disease, thus making the subject more accessible to pre-med and pre-health students

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population - Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States (Hardcover):... Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population - Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
R1,880 R1,592 Discovery Miles 15 920 Save R288 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Populationpresents scientific evidence of the impact bioactive foods can have in the prevention and mediation of age related diseases. Written by experts from around the world, this volume provides important information that will not only assist in treatment therapies, but inspire research and new work related to this area.
Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing chronic conditions associated with aging and senescence

Important information for developing research on this rapidly growing population representing an increasingly significant financial burden

Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways. "

Muscle 2-Volume Set - Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease (Hardcover, New): Joseph Hill, Eric Olson Muscle 2-Volume Set - Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease (Hardcover, New)
Joseph Hill, Eric Olson
R2,940 R2,500 Discovery Miles 25 000 Save R440 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A valuable study of the science behind the medicine, Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease brings together key leaders in muscle biology. These experts provide state-of-the-art insights into the three forms of muscle--cardiac, skeletal, and smooth--from molecular anatomy, basic physiology, disease mechanisms, and targets of therapy. Commonalities and contrasts among these three tissue types are highlighted. This book focuses primarily on the biology of the myocyte.

Individuals active in muscle investigation--as well as those new to the field--will find this work useful, as will students of muscle biology. In the case of hte former, many wish to grasp issues at the margins of their own expertise (e.g. clinical matters at one end; molecular matters at the other), adn this book is designed to assist them. Students, postdoctoral fellows, course directors and other faculty will find this book of interest. Beyond this, many clinicians in training (e.g. cardiology fellows) will benefit.
The only resource to focus on science before the clinical work and therapeuticsTiered approach to subject: discussion first of normal muscle function through pathological/disease state changes, and ending each section with therapeutic interventionsCoverage of topics ranging from basic physiology to newly discovered molecular mechanisms of muscle diseases for all three muscle types: cardiac, skeletal, and smooth

Mental and Neurological Public Health (Hardcover): Vikram Patel, Alistair Woodward, Valery L. Feigin, Stella R. Quah, Kristian... Mental and Neurological Public Health (Hardcover)
Vikram Patel, Alistair Woodward, Valery L. Feigin, Stella R. Quah, Kristian Heggenhougen
R1,661 R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240 Save R237 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Colin Mathers who leads the Global Burden of Disease group in WHO has confirmed that, in the 2004 GBD, 13.1% of global Daily Adjusted Life Years are attributable to mental or neurological disorders. While the proportions vary very widely from about 10% in low income countries to over 25% in high income countries, it is clear that there is a need for understanding how to address this issue.

This volume aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the public health principles of mental and neurological disorders. This vast range of health conditions affects people across the life course, from developmental disabilities in childhood, to schizophrenia and substance abuse in adults, and dementia in old age. Despite this diversity, they all share many features: they are mostly mediated through brain dysfunction or abnormalities, are often chronic in course, typically benefit from multi-component interventions, and are amongst the most neglected conditions in global health. The volume will bring together chapters from the Psychiatry, Neurology, Substance Abuse and Child Development sections of the Encyclopedia of Public Health. The volume will be the first comprehensive text on a public health approach to this diverse group of health conditions and has no obvious competitor.

* Highlights the common features of many mental and neurological disorders

* Provides insights into potential "cross-over" methods of identification and treatment

* Includes chapters on the most frequently diagnosed mental and neurological challenges faced by public health systems

Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Marianne J. Legato Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Marianne J. Legato
R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Within 7 - 15 working days

The field of gender-specific medicine examines how normal human biology and physiology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing research covers various conditions that predominantly occur in men as well conditions that predominantly occur in women. Among the areas of greatest difference are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, lung cancer as a consequence of smoking, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.
The Second Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine will decrease in size from two to one volume and focus on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. In response to the market as well as many of the reviewers suggestions, the Editor has eliminated approximately 55 chapters from the first edition to make the book more compact and more focused on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. The content will be completely updated, redundant sections and chapters will be merged with others that are more relevant to the current study of sex and gender differences in human physiology and pathophysiology.
Editor has eliminated approximately 55 chapters from the first edition to make the book more compact and more focused on the essentials of gender-specific medicine.

Longer bibliographies and suggested reviews/papers of particular relevance and importance will be added at the end of each section.

Each author will be asked to include recent meta-analysis of data

Each chapter will progress translationally from the basic science to the clinical applications of gender-specific therapies, drugs, or treatments

Section on drug metabolism will be eliminated but the subject will be incorporated into each relevant chapter

Section on aging will be eliminated but age will be considered as a variable in each of the separate chapters "

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease - Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States (Hardcover):... Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease - Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
R1,880 R1,600 Discovery Miles 16 000 Save R280 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence tosuggest that oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions, suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant nutrients.

BioactiveFood as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Diseaseinvestigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet.
Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact cardiovascular diseaseDocuments foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and other related conditionsConvenient, efficient and effective source that allows readers to identify potential uses of compounds or indicate those compounds whose use may be of little or no health benefitAssociated information can be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways"

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases - Bioactive Food in Chronic Disease... Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases - Bioactive Food in Chronic Disease States (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
R2,158 R1,828 Discovery Miles 18 280 Save R330 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

While diet has long been recognized as having potential to alleviate symptoms of inflammatory diseases including arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia, research indicates that specific foods offer particular benefits in preventing or mitigating specific symptoms. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases is the only available resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research written for the scientist or professional audience.
The only single-volume resource for scientists and professionals seeking information on how bioactive foods may assist in the treatment of inflammatory diseaseIncludes coverage of probiotics, prebiotics, and polyphenolsConvenient, efficient and effective source that allows reader to identify potential uses of compounds or indicate those compounds whose use may in fact be of little or no health benefitDocuments foods that can affect inflammatory disease and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways"

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease - Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States... Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease - Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
R2,158 R1,833 Discovery Miles 18 330 Save R325 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease provides valuable insights for those seeking nutritional treatment options for those suffering from liver and/or related gastrointestinal disease including Crohn s, allergies, and colitis among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers in nutrition, nephrology, and gastroenterology.

* Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal system, including reduction of inflammation, improved function, and nutritional efficiency * Presents a wide range of liver and gastrointestinal diseases and provides important information for additional research * Associated information can be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways"

Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity - Current Status, Consequences and Prevention (Hardcover): Debasis Bagchi Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity - Current Status, Consequences and Prevention (Hardcover)
Debasis Bagchi
R2,257 R1,908 Discovery Miles 19 080 Save R349 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system. The impact of childhood obesity reaches beyond the individual family and into the public arenas of social systems and government policy and programs. "Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity" explores these with an approach that considers the current state of childhood obesity around the world as well as future projections, the most highly cited factors contributing to childhood obesity, what it means for the future both for children and society, and suggestions for steps to address and potentially prevent childhood obesity.
Features:
1. This book will cover the multi-faceted factors contributing to the rapidly growing childhood obesity epidemic.
2. The underlying causes and current status of rapidly growing obesity epidemic in children in the global scenario will be discussed.
3. The strategies for childhood obesity prevention and treatment such as physical activity and exercise, personalized nutrition plans and school and community involvement will be presented.

Benefits:
1. A comprehensive and concise book addressing the global epidemic of childhood obesity targeted for nutritionists, dieticians, medical and health professionals, educators and scientists.
2. The strategies for childhood obesity prevention and treatment such as physical activity and exercise, personalized nutrition plans and school and community involvement will be presented.
3. The impact and its consequences of this ongoing epidemic on individual family and community as a whole will be addressed.

When Culture Impacts Health - Global Lessons for Effective Health Research (Paperback): Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane... When Culture Impacts Health - Global Lessons for Effective Health Research (Paperback)
Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon
R1,094 R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Save R147 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Bringing the hard-to-quantify aspects of lived experience to analysis, and emphasizing what might be lost in interventions if cultural insights are absent, this book includes case studies from across the Asia and Pacific regions -Bangladesh, Malaysia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. When Culture Impacts Health offers conceptual, methodological and practical insights into understanding and successfully mediating cultural influences to address old and new public health issues including safe water delivery, leprosy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and body image. It contains useful methodological tools - how to map cultural consensus, measure wealth capital, conduct a cultural economy audit, for example. It provides approaches for discerning between ethnic and racial constructs and for conducting research among indigenous peoples. The book will be indispensible for culture and health researchers in all regions.
Discusses global application of case descriptionsDemonstrates how a cultural approach to health research enriches and informs our understanding of intractable public health problemsCovers methods and measurements applicable to a variety of cultural research approaches as well as actual research resultsCase studies include medical anthropology, cultural epidemiology, cultural history and social medicine perspectives

Molecular Medicine - Genomics to Personalized Healthcare (Hardcover, 4th edition): R.J. Trent Molecular Medicine - Genomics to Personalized Healthcare (Hardcover, 4th edition)
R.J. Trent
R1,495 Discovery Miles 14 950 Within 7 - 12 working days

Molecular Medicine is the application of genetic or DNA-based knowledge to the modern practice of medicine. "Molecular Medicine," 4e, provides contemporary insights into how the genetic revolution is influencing medical thinking and practice. The new edition includes recent changes in personalized medicine, new growth in omics and direct-to-consumer DNA testing, while focusing on advances in the Human Genomeproject and implications of the advances in clinical medicine. Graduate students, researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals will appreciate the background history and clinical application of up-to-date molecular advances.
Extensively revised to incorporate the results of the Human Genome Project, it provides the latest developmentsin molecular medicineThe only book in Molecular Medicine to reach its fourth editionIdentifies current practice as well as future developmentsPresents extensive tables, well presented figures and resources for further understanding "

Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory - A Guide to Error Detection and Correction (Hardcover): Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory - A Guide to Error Detection and Correction (Hardcover)
R1,490 Discovery Miles 14 900 Within 7 - 11 working days

This practical, easy-to-use guide, named to Doody s Core Titles 2013, addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care.

Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management.
Named to Doody s Core Titles 2013, a collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes, by Doody EnterprisesPractical information for both clinicians and laboratory scientists, presented in the form of tables and charts for easy referenceFocus on range and sources of interferences rather than details of toxicologic mechanisms which are well covered in toxicology textbooksCovers interferences across endocrine, oncology, hematology, immunohistochemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, and molecular testing"

Nutritional Management of Renal Disease (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Joel D. Kopple, Shaul G. Massry, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh Nutritional Management of Renal Disease (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Joel D. Kopple, Shaul G. Massry, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
R1,874 Discovery Miles 18 740 Within 7 - 12 working days

Thistranslational textoffers in-depth reviews of the metabolic and nutritional disorders that are prevalent in patients with renal disease. Chapter topics address the growing epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Each chapterintegrates basic and clinical approaches, from cell biology and genetics to diagnosis, patient management and treatment. Chapters in sections 4-7include new illustrative case reports, and all chaptersemphasize key concepts with chapter-ending summaries. New featuresalso include the latest National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nutrition in Chronic Renal Failure, the most recent scientific discoveries and the latest techniques for assessing nutritional status in renal disease, and literature reviews on patients who receive continuous veno-venous hemofiltration with or without dialysis.
Provides a common language for nephrologists, nutritionists, endocrinologists, and other interested physicians to discuss the underlying research and translation of best practices for the nutritional management and prevention of renal diseaseSaves clinicians and researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on nutritional practice as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles.

Correct diagnosis (and therefore correct treatment) of renal, metabolic, and nutritional disorders depends on a strong understanding of the molecular basis for the disease both nephrologists and nutritionists will benefit

Nephrologists and nutritionists will gain insight into which treatments, medications, and diets to use based on the history, progression, and genetic make-up of a patient

Case Reports will offer an added resource for fellows, nutritionists, and dieticians who need a refresher course "

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Cancer continues to be one of the major causes of death throughout the developed world, which has led to increased research on effective treatments. Because of this, in the past decade, rapid progress in the field of cancer treatment has been seen. "Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy" reviews in specific details some of the most effective and promising treatments developed in research centers worldwide. While referencing advances in traditional therapies and treatments such as chemotherapy, this book also highlights advances in biotherapy including research using Interferon and Super Interferon, HecI based and liposome based therapy, gene therapy, and p53 based cancer therapy. There is also a discussion of current cancer research in China including traditional Chinese medicine. Written by leading scientists in the field, this book provides an essential insight into the current state of cancer therapy and treatment.
Includes a wide range of research areas including a focus on biotherapy and the development of novel cancer therapeutic strategies.Formatted for a broad audience including all working in researching cancer treatments and therapies.Discusses special traits and results of Chinese cancer research.

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