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This title offers an overview of a broad range of research disciplines focused on the articulations in the human musculoskeletal system. It describes a unique mix of physiological knowledge and computational approaches that will help scientists in computer graphics, computational biomechanics and bioinformatics to identify the current challenges in multi-scale research of human articulations.
This text focuses on the topics essential to mastering contemporary interventional radiology. Among the topics presented are contemporary vascular and non-vascular procedures, surgical anatomy, and interventional oncology, which includes coverage of organ-specific cancers and specialized interventional techniques in cancer care.
Advances in Clinical Chemistry discusses the latest and most up-to-date technologies related to the field of clinical chemistry, and is the benchmark for novel analytical approaches in the clinical laboratory. It covers the most up-to-date technologies in clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory science as reported by world-renowned clinical laboratory scientists, physicians and research scientists.
This title follows the development of antibiotics, including premodern forerunners to antibiotics, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how antibiotics work and why scientists need to continually discover new drugs.
This book presents new solutions for data analysis within the healthcare sector in order to improve the quality of medical care and patient quality of life. Business intelligence models and techniques are explored and their benefits for the healthcare sector exposed.
This book combines worldwide cases on people with physical and cognitive disabilities with the latest applications in assistive technologies. It different researchers together under one title to discuss current findings, developments, and ongoing research in the area of rehabilitative technology.
This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to the technical coverage of anatomical structures and relationships. Each chapter features clinical correlations providing a unique perspective of side-by side comparisons of dissection images, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.
This book aids in understanding the importance and necessity of the role of autophagy in health and disease, especially in the studies of cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, immunology, and infectious diseases. It acts as a guide to both cellular processes and their potentially important connections.
This title aids in understanding the importance and necessity of the role of autophagy in health and disease, especially in the studies of cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, immunology, and infectious diseases. It acts as a guide to both cellular processes and their potentially important connections.
This book covers fundamental topics in bioinformatics. It can serve as not only a primer for beginners in bioinformatics, but also as a summarized yet systematic reference book for researchers in this field.
This book merges the fields of biology, technology, and medicine in order to present a comprehensive study on the emerging information processing applications necessary in the field of electronic medical record management.
Contemporary biomedical and clinical research is undergoing constant development thanks to the rapid advancement of various high throughput technologies at the DNA, RNA and protein levels. This book demonstrates what these cutting-edge technologies can do and examines how to design an appropriate study, including how to deal with data and address specific clinical questions.
This book defines the meaning of DNA sensing pathways and demonstrates the importance of the innate immune responses induced by double stranded DNA (dsDNA) through its influencing functions in disease pathology and immune activity of adjuvants for vaccines.
This book addresses major techniques regarding image processing as a tool for disease identification and diagnosis as well as treatment recommendation.
Offers facts about blood function and composition, the maintenance of a healthy circulatory system, and the types of concerns that arise when processes go wrong.
Explores brain trauma in detail, covering its causes and effects, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.
This book highlights new principles of immune suppression that drive cancer, and offers radically new ideas about how therapy can be improved by attacking these principles. It provides an overview of immune escape as a critical trait in cancer and how applying specific combinations of immunotherapy and chemotherapy to attack this trait may radically improve the treatment of advanced disease.
Reflecting profound advances in the application of nanotechnology to radiation oncology, this text demonstrates how the unique physicochemical properties of nanoparticles lead to novel strategies for cancer treatment and detection.
This book introduces the basic concepts and advanced understanding of cancer stem cells, covering general overviews, organ-specific identifications, and their characteristic mechanisms. It also explores innovative therapeutic strategies in pre-clinical and clinical trials to target cancer stem cells, remove the roots of cancer, eliminate the seeds of metastasis, overcome the resistance of therapies, and contribute to the eradication of cancer.
This book is prepared to serve students, clinicians, and surgeons in the skillful implementation of cardiac MR and CT techniques, from basic CT and MR techniques to common congential heart problems in adults. It contains cross-sectional and post-processed images that assist in recognizing various pathologies.
This text presents up-to-date information on the pathobiology of cardiovascular diseases, emphasizing emerging therapeutics and nutritional interventions. It is divided into four parts: epidemiology, epigenetics, pathobiology, and therapies for cardiovascular diseases.
This book focuses on the pathophysiology of common cardiovascular disease in the context of its underlying mechanisms and molecular biology.
Illustrates how to achieve reliable diagnoses when confronted by the different abnormalities, or disease patterns, that may be visualized on CT scans of the chest.
Explores the issue of childhood obesity covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.
All pathology residents must have a good command of clinical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, and laboratory statistics to be successful pathologists, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination. This book presents core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of clinical chemistry knowledge to everyday patient care and offers practical examples of how things function in the pathology clinic.
This book introduces specific neurotherapy techniques, related equipment and necessary training for the clinical practitioner treating a variety of psychological and medical disorders, including ADHD, mood regulation, addiction, pain, sleep disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
This volume provides an understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models.
This book provides an overview of the computational intelligence research and technologies in biomedical images with emphasis on biomedical decision making. It examines technologies and studies that have reached the practical level, and those technologies that are becoming available in clinical practices in hospitals rapidly such as computational intelligence in computer-aided diagnosis, biological image analysis, and computer-aided surgery and therapy.
The major progress in computer vision allows us to make extensive use of medical imaging data to provide us better diagnosis, treatment and predication of diseases. The aim of the book is for both medical imaging professionals to acquire and interpret the data, and computer vision professionals to provide enhanced medical information by using computer vision techniques.
This book links the concepts of atherosclerosis pathophysiology to treatment management of coronary artery disease, and discusses pathophysiologic mechanisms of the disease, new therapies, and recent trends in clinical management.
This book presents an overview of various facets of DNA nanotechnology. It provides extensive basic information on DNA nanotechnology, the design and fabrication of static and dynamic DNA nanostructures, the applications of DNA nanotechnology, including biosensing, computation, and drug delivery.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.
This work bridges the trans-disciplinary divide among diabetologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists in understanding and treating diabetes. It covers the science of oxidative stress in diabetes and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix.
This book explores the developments and trends in medical informatics and their approaches toward telemedi¬cine and e-health applications.
This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume offers an overview of sociology as it applies to elderly issues and politics. The essay collection is broken up into three main sections that describe the social effects of aging, analyze the varying forms of elderly care opportunities, and discuss issues of elder abuse and discrimination.
This book reports on the latest technological and clinical advances in the field of neurorehabilitation, the result of discussions between PhD students and research experts during the summer school on neurorehabilitation (SSNR2012). It includes practical examples and case studies related to the application of some of the latest neurorehabilitation techniques in realistic clinical scenarios.
Explores fibromyalgia disorders in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.
Offers teens a comprehensive, fact-based guide for living a healthy and active lifestyle. The book includes information about the developing body, the components of fitness, and making and maintaining a fitness plan.
This monograph explores the hypothesis that the confluence of both scientific fields, the biomechanical study of the human hand and the analysis of robotic manipulation of objects, would greatly benefit and advance both disciplines through simulation.
A practical manual on the various imaging techniques capable of delivering functional information on cancer, including preclinical and clinical imaging techniques, based on US, CT, MRI, PET and hybrid modalities. This volume explains the biophysical basis for these functional imaging techniques and describes the techniques themselves.
This book presents an overview of systems toxicologic pathology, and integrates toxicology and its interdisciplinary components, including biochemistry, pharmacodynamics and risk assessment to pathology and its related disciplines, such as physiology, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.
This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.
This book highlights the various points along the continuum from health to disease where genomic information is impacting clinical decision-making and leading to more personalization of health care.
Provides reference information on the myriad issues related to aging faced by the elderly and their healthcare providers.
Examines information security management systems for the facilitation of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Provides a comprehensive guide for all aspects of the implementation of PACS for the enhancement of modern practices in radiology.
This book examines how our bodies constantly grow and change, both inside and outside, and ultimately age. It covers how new cells grow, get old, and are replaced by new cells.
Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications, ed. , v.
Includes methodologies that introduce biomedical imaging in decision support systems and their applications in clinical practice. Provides readers with an overview of the emerging field of image-guided medical and biological decision support, bringing together various research studies and highlighting future trends.
This book presents a comprehensive discussion of health knowledge equity and the importance of the digital age in providing life-saving data for diagnosis and treatment of diverse populations with limited resources. It features timely, research-based chapters across a broad spectrum of topic areas including, but not limited to, online health information resources, data management and analysis, and knowledge accessibility.
This book explores how basic aging processes and medical physiology affect biological systems. It includes discussions of a variety of topics, including longevity pathways and interventions that modulate aging, new tools that facilitate systems-level approaches to aging research, and more.
This book explores the effect of age on psychological processes such as language, cognition, perception, motor control, and social relations. It provides a summary of the way the aging process is important to many features of our daily lives, from the workplace and family to public policy matters.
This text conveys the intricacies and comprehensiveness of renal disease, offering powerful diagnostic and treatment recommendations from decades of clinical research.
This book brings memory back to the constructivist questions of how all the experiences of an individual, up to the point of new memory input, help to determine what that person pays attention to, how that information is interpreted, and how all that ultimately affects what goes into memory and how it is stored.
This book provides an updated and comprehensive overview of procedures and imaging techniques in joint replacement. It is intended as an informative and up-to-date guide to the imaging required for both initial assessment and routine follow-up of the implant, with the application of imaging to different joints explored in chapters devoted to the foot and ankle, hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, wrist and hand.
This book discusses the immune system, and the avoidance of unhealthy habits and use of early detection as ways to delay the onset of serious diseases, and avoid the expense, time, effort, and side effects of standard treatments. Also introduces new therapeutic strategies in the development of targeted drugs and programmed cell death.
Improved Signal and Image Interpolation in Biomedical Applications: The Case of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ed. , v.
Presents a novel approach for the improvement of the approximation characteristics of interpolation functions; it approaches both the theory and methodology.
This book examines genes and human achievement in all aspects, including what genes allow and forbid in terms of personal life history, the cognitive progress of humanity, the moral progress of humanity, and the cross-fertilization of the two.
This serial presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth.
This serial presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth.
This book brings to the fore the collective wisdom of specialist interventional neuroradiologists, for their own reference and more crucially for the reference of trainees in interventional neuroradiology. This book will appeal to those already practising interventional neuroradiology and those taking fellowships in the speciality from neurology, neurosurgery or neuroradiology.
This book describes the progression of the experiments that eventually led to our current understanding of DNA. This work tells the whole story from the discovery of DNA and its structure, how it replicates, codes for proteins, and our current ability to analyze and manipulate it in genetic engineering to begin to understand the central role of DNA in evolution, cancer, and aging.
This text is intended to help radiation therapy teams develop an understanding of 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), high dose-rate remote afterloaders (HDR), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and proton beam therapy, as well as the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry.
This text addresses aspects of neoplastic hematopathology, a field that covers disorders of the bone marrow, spleen, and lymphatic system. It integrates the basic science, modern diagnostic techniques, and clinical aspects of malignant diseases affecting these organs.
Describes the signs, causes, and diagnosis of learning disabilities, and discusses the effects of other disabilities and chronic conditions on learning. It also provides coping tips and information on academic issues, assistive technology, and laws that protect the rights of people with learning disabilities.
Provides practical guides for residents and general radiologists, organized alphabetically, primarily according to disease or condition.
This book explores the basic principles of CT and MR perfusion, as well as its many clinical applications. Broad coverage outlines the overarching framework that interlinks methods such as DSC, DCE, CTP, and ASL. International experts in the field demonstrate how perfusion and pharmacokinetic imaging can be effectively used to analyze medical conditions and reach accurate diagnoses and monitor disease progression and response to therapy.
This book imparts the latest technologies in a rapidly advancing field. With topics that range from anatomy, to MR in infants and children, to risk assessment in ischemic heart disease this text includes seven new chapters to reflect the rising tide of technological discovery as it pertains to cardiology.
This manual aims to help trainees and practicing radiologists by providing cases which cover most of the complications that a general interventionalist may encounter in normal practice.
This book provides a practical, evidence-based framework for understanding the basics of pain mechanisms and management, and covers the basics of pain neurobiology and reviews evidence on the mechanisms of action of physical therapy treatments, as well as their clinical effectiveness in specific pain syndromes.
This book provides an introduction into the principles of image formation of key medical imaging modalities: X-ray projection imaging, x-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging, and radionuclide imaging.
This book provides concise and evidence-based technical and practical information on the applied and translational aspects of genome sciences and the technologies related to nonclinical medicine and public health. Coverage is based on evolving paradigms of genomic medicine—in particular, the relation to public and population health genomics now being rapidly incorporated in health management and administration, with implications for clinical population and disease management.
Provides current knowledge on drinking water pathogens highlighting their microbiology, clinical features, survival in the environment and risk assessment. Describes the diseases associated with water, their causative agents and the ways in which they gain access to water systems.
Explores migraines in detail, covering traditional and alternative migraine treatments, the challenges of living with migraines, and the direction of future research.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the current and emerging technologies of molecular sensing, explaining the principles of molecular sensor design and assessing the sensor types currently available. It also explains the role of nano/micro fabrication techniques in molecular sensors, including MEMS, BioMEMS, and MicroTAS.
This guide explains the psychology of motivation and offers practical strategies to help you master your mind and body to unlock your motivation and get more of what you want in all aspects of your life.
This guide to the field of neurobiology provides the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system as well as a complete overview of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the nervous system.
This volume covers current research on neural repair, recovery and plasticity. It includes the basic principles of neurorehabilitation; the management of the main neurological disabling physical problems, such as spasticity, pain, sexual functioning and dysphagia; cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems; memory and management of executive dysfunction; and symptom management and the individual diseases that are most commonly seen in neurorehabilitation.
This book explains how radiology is being transformed from its customary focus of the last 40 years to meet the disparate challenges of competing influences and an uncertain future. Communication skills, foreign national health care models, quality issues and radiation doses are discussed with a worldwide audience in mind.
This book encapsulates National Cancer Institute-collected evidence into a format that is useful for hospital planners, physicians, researchers, and others as they collectively strive to accelerate progress against cancer using informatics tools. It meets recommendations from the National Academies of Science to 'reorient the research portfolio' toward providing greater 'cognitive support for physicians, patients, and their caregivers' to 'improve patient outcomes.'
This text focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. It highlights the available tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals.
This title follows the development of organ transplants, including early attempts at transplantation, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how organ transplants work and how scientists continue to extend and improve human life with new discoveries.
Explores osteoporosis disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.
This book provides succinct synopses of each clinical trial study, including editorial commentary on the impact of the trial and the context for incorporating it into practice.
Provides a step-by-step practical approach to the use of IMRT in the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients.
This book is a complement to core neurology texts, providing easy access to the clinically relevant information, Organized in a reader-friendly outline format with straightforward, templated chapters, this edition contains new chapters that highlight recent advances in neurotherapeutics and clinical neurosciences, 82 new clinical videos, and fully updated content throughout.
This book provides a foundation for understanding the fundamentals of biomedical informatics, which deals with the storage, retrieval, and use of biomedical data for biological problem solving and medical decision making.
Demonstrates how to leverage biomarkers to improve accuracy and reduce errors in research. Covers techniques from both proteomics and metabolomics and includes all steps involved in biomarker discovery, from study design to execution. Describes methods and a standard operating procedure for sample selection, preparation, and storage, as well as data analysis and modeling.
This book explores the influence of psychoanalytic theories on occupational therapy practice and thinking. It incorporates a new conceptual model (the MOVI) to guide practice, which uses psychoanalysis as a theoretical foundation for understanding therapeutic relationships and the ‘doing’ that takes place in clinical practice.
This guide breaks down all of the complexity of the human mind. Key concepts are explained in plain and simple language, and are supplemented with insightful infographics that help explain each concept in a visual format. Readers will learn everything from the physiology of the brain to the most popular theories of modern psychology to the most famous pioneers in the field (such as Freud and Jung).
This volume presents the current status of research on radiation effects using proteomics approach. It begins with the review of current status and the future direction in the development of proteomics methods, followed by chapters dealing with the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on cells, tissues, and body fluids.
Explores radiation sickness in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.
In this book, established principles and new concepts, challenges and opportunities, and examples of leadership and innovations are discussed to raise awareness, share experience, and facilitate development of facility-based or system-wide improvements in radiation safety, quality radiology, and patient care by procedure justification, optimization of protection and imaging data, and incident minimization.
This book is an introduction to radiologic anatomy, the imaging manifestations of common disease processes, and what imaging studies to use when. The first section addresses basic principles of the various imaging modalities, while the second section deals with imaging of body regions plus, contains a chapter on nuclear imaging.
This book explores the latest advancements in telemedicine and various medical technologies transforming the healthcare sector. It emphasizes current trends and future opportunities for IT integration in medicine.
Now revised to reflect the new, clinically-focused certification exams, this volume offers a complete review for radiology residents and radiologic technologists preparing for certification. The new edition covers x-ray production and interactions, projection and tomographic imaging, image quality, radiobiology, radiation protection, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance
This book shows the how to re-wire their brains to be more creative, make better decisions, improve mood and memory, manage stress, and stave off senility. It explains how the brain works and what can be done every day to subtly alter behaviors, beliefs, and motivations to create positive change in your life and health.
Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in speech disorders.
This book explains together the basics and the state-of-the-art of two major science disciplines in their interaction and mutual relationship, namely: information sciences, bioinformatics and neuroinformatics.
This book describes bioreactor configurations, including their applications for stem cell expansion, as well as stem cell separation techniques such as isolation and purification. Basic definitions are provided concerning the different types of stem cells, and the main characteristics of these different stem cell types are described, alongside the molecular mechanisms underlying their self-renewal and differentiation.
Focuses on a well-rounded approach to special education, including perspectives on administration and leadership, course development, psychological and counseling support, educational technologies, and classroom management strategies. Emphasizes timely research focused on creating opportune learning environments for children on the autism spectrum.
This book is packed with essential information on the diagnosis and treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders. For the internist, hospitalist, family practitioner, and pediatrician who sees patients with blood diseases.
This book covers technical advances in the field of brain imaging in understanding pain perception and pain mechanisms as well as potential new applications. Worldwide experts aim to demystify the technological concepts that are crucial for proper understanding and interpretation of neuroimaging findings, and then explore new advances in understanding brain mechanisms of pain, in human as well as animal models.
This book presents readers with a comprehensive and accessible summary of research findings on the gut microbiome and its implications for health and disease. Sidebars and case studies that illustrate the connections between gut microbiota, human physiology, and chronic disease are also provided.
This book explores how diet, probiotics, and prebiotics can help modulate the microbiome and how such interventions can impact the gut-brain axis. It examines the potential for microbial manipulation as a therapeutic avenue in central nervous system disorders in which an altered microbiota has been implicated.
Combines emerging ideas from biology and mathematics, particularly fractal calculus, to show the reader how to produce models for the development of biomedical engineering applications associated with the lungs and airways.
This book reviews the anatomy, imaging, and variety of surgical modalities available for the full spectrum of presentations of hip disease. Coverage ranges from problems in childhood and adolescence that limit activity, all the way through to sports-related problems with articular cartilage, the labrum, and impingement.
This quick reference guide covers all topics in blood banking, transfusion medicine, and clinical- and laboratory-based coagulation. It covers all the topics required to meet the goals and objectives of a major program in transfusion medicine and clinical coagulation, including updates on the importance of new cellular therapies, peripheral blood and bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor cells, and cord blood banking and regenerative medicine.
This book reviews traumatic injuries that occur around the knee joint, providing information on mechanisms of injury, diagnosis, and treatment. It discusses fractures, dislocations, and ligamentous injuries.
This book provides a complete overview of depression that describes the historical background of clinical depression, the various types of mood disorders, and their impact on the health and well-being of people and society.
This book takes a look at how the brain works and its role as the command center for the body’s voluntary and involuntary systems. It also covers the role of sleep on the brain’s functions.
This title follows the development of vaccines, including the race to stop polio, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how immunization and vaccines work and how scientists are making them safer.
This book provides users of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) with information on applying the WAIS-IV, including additional indexes and information regarding use in special populations for advanced clinical use and interpretation. It offers sophisticated users of the WAIS-IV and Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) guidelines on how to enhance the clinical applicability of these tests.