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Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy: Classic Concepts and a State-of-the-Art Guide

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Dec 042019
 

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is the most widely performed neuroendoscopic procedure around the world. Several scientific papers appear in the scientific literature every month, with an increasing number, given the great interest neuroendoscopy has aroused as well as controversies about certain aspects of endoscopic third ventriculostomy. With this reasoning, the goal of this book is to be a reference in the revision of classic concepts and scientifically proven aspects about the indications and techniques of endoscopic third ventriculostomy, as well as new neuroendoscopic tendencies.
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Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Molecular Virology to Antiviral Drugs

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Dec 042019
 

This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of the key aspects of HBV. It covers our current understanding of the HBV genome and lifecycle, liver-enriched factors in the regulation of HBV transcription and translation, HBV protein structures and biological functions, and the immunology and pathogenesis of HBV. It also provides an update on cell and animal models, as well as molecular approaches.
The respective chapters also cover the clinical management of hepatitis B and discuss future research directions, in particular, the identification of molecular targets for pharmacological intervention. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for students, researchers, clinicians, and health practitioners in the fields of virology, infectious disease, public health etc.
Dr Hong Tang is a Professor and Director of the Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital of Sichuan University.
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Neural Development and Stem Cells

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Dec 032019
 

This expanded and updated edition reflects the enormous increase in our knowledge of the development of the nervous system and the use of neural stem cells in clinical applications. Integrating new information about the use of development of neural stem cells for clinical applications, Drs. Rao, Carpenter and Vemuri have added additional chapters on neural transplantation and development of neural stem cells using reprogramming technologies. A new chapter on cancer in nervous system delineates how the fundamental biology of neural stem cells informs our understanding of cancer and tumor formation in the nervous system. Special attention is paid to the derivation of neural cells from embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. Authoritative and up-to-date, Neural Development and Stem Cells, 3rd Edition provides neuroscientists with a handy guide to stem cells in the nervous system, tracing with great clarity the development of stem cells from differentiation to neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.
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Virtual Endoscopy and 3D Reconstruction in the Airways

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Dec 032019
 

This book is unique in its approach, covering the impact of virtual endoscopy and 3D reconstruction on surgical modalities and perioperative airway options. Airway management is an essential skill that is practiced daily by almost all anesthetists across the world. Most of the anesthesia-related morbidities and mortalities in the perioperative period are associated with respiratory complications, either of airway or pulmonary problems. Thus, the prediction of airway complications in perioperative period has been an active research field for many decades and is a cornerstone of perioperative anesthesia assessment and management.
Virtual endoscopy & 3D reconstruction is a novel, reliable and non-invasive airway assessment tool that is able to reconstruct simple CT images to provide a clear view of the airway down to the bronchial trees, and offers the highest possible sensitivity, comparable with fiberoptic endoscopic pictures. This revolutionary tool avoids the hazards of invasive airway assessment by fiber-optic bronchoscopy, like bleeding from airway masses, sedation induced airway collapse and other complications. This book is a valuable resource for anesthesiologists, intensivists, surgeons, radiologists, otolaryngologists, medical students as well as residents in training.

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Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition

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Dec 032019
 

The first edition of Human Genome Epidemiology, published in 2004, discussed how the epidemiologic approach provides an important scientific foundation for studying the continuum from gene discovery to the development, applications and evaluation of human genome information in improving health and preventing disease. Since that time, advances in human genomics have continued to occur at a breathtaking pace. With contributions from leaders in the field from around the world, this new edition is a fully updated look at the ways in which genetic factors in common diseases are studied. Methodologic developments in collection, analysis and synthesis of data, as well as issues surrounding specific applications of human genomic information for medicine and public health are all discussed. In addition, the book focuses on practical applications of human genome variation in clinical practice and disease prevention. Students, clinicians, public health professionals and policy makers will find the book a useful tool for understanding the rapidly evolving methods of the discovery and use of genetic information in medicine and public health in the 21st century.
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Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine

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Dec 032019
 

Stay current with the latest information on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary disorders with Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine, 7e . Drawing on the expertise of a stellar team of renowned experts in the field, this updated pocket reference provides concise coverage of all aspects of pulmonary disorders, including pathophysiology, differential diagnoses, and the latest evidence-based treatments for pulmonary illness. Featuring a spiral binding, compact size, and concise entries, this reference is ideal for bedside use and is portable enough to take along as you move between home, clinic, and hospital.
“Well worth reading cover to cover and will serve as an excellent reference resource in the field of pulmonary medicine.”
K. P. Ravikrishnan, FRCP(C), FACP (William Beaumont Hospitals), reviewing previous edition
Key features of Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine include:
– Highlights of pulmonary and critical care medicine processes and resources available to help you prevent, diagnose, and treat respiratory diseases.
– Up-to-date information on presentations that are typical for common and otherwise important respiratory disorders.
– Updated traditional, disease-based chapters so you can refresh your knowledge.
– NEW sections on Presentation of Respiratory Disorders and Pulmonary Resources and Procedures help you clearly identify and treat your patients.
– Uniform chapters that highlight key characteristics, including definition, etiology, incidence, diagnostic work up, management and outcomes.
– Annotated bibliography presents the best evidence for you to apply in practice
Whether you are a busy practitioner in pulmonary medicine, a pulmonary specialist, or a resident in pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, or general surgery, you’ll find this authoritative reference a “must-have” for your practice.

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Systems Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics

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Dec 032019
 

While systems biology and pharmacodynamics have evolved in parallel, there are significant interrelationships that can enhance drug discovery and enable optimized therapy for each patient. Systems pharmacology is the relatively new discipline that is the interface between these two methods. This book is the first to cover the expertise from systems biology and pharmacodynamics researchers, describing how systems pharmacology may be developed and refined further to show practical applications in drug development. There is a growing awareness that pharmaceutical companies should reduce the high attrition in the pipeline due to insufficient efficacy or toxicity found in proof-of-concept and/or Phase II studies. Systems Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics discusses the framework for integrating information obtained from understanding physiological/pathological pathways (normal body function system vs. perturbed system due to disease) and pharmacological targets in order to predict clinical efficacy and adverse events through iterations between mathematical modeling and experimentation.

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CDT 2018 Coding Companion : Help Guide for the Dental Team

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Dec 032019
 

Updated to reflect changes to CDT 2018 codes and designed to be used with CDT 2018, this book provides training for CDT and ICD-10 coding. Organized by category of service and written by coding experts, it includes 100 coding Q&As, over 50 detailed coding scenarios with step-by-step solutions, and quizzes. Increases coding comprehension and may help reduce the number of claims rejected by insurance companies due to inaccurate coding. Can be used to educate staff on new codes or common coding mistakes, or to train a new staff person. Developed by the ADA, who also is the official source for CDT codes. Two-color text and full-color illustrated section on coding for implants.

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Digestive Disease Interventions

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Dec 032019
 

Comprehensively covers the rich spectrum of radiologic digestive disease interventions

Greater understanding of gastrointestinal disease has resulted in an evolving array of minimally invasive and noninvasive techniques. Significant advances have maximized patient comfort, improved clinical outcomes, and minimized morbidity. Interventional radiologists are integral to the management of patients with a wide range of digestive disorders, often providing a critical or sole therapeutic option. The field has evolved from a procedure-based radiology subspecialty to a patient-based, clinical specialty working in concert with internists, gastroenterologists, oncologists, and surgeons.

Digestive Disease Interventions edited by Baljendra Kapoor and Jonathan Lorenz fills an unmet need for a comprehensive resource covering interventional approaches. Throughout 30 succinct yet comprehensive chapters, top experts detail image-guided gastrointestinal interventions. A full spectrum of pathologies are encompassed — from benign refractory ascites and biliary strictures, to hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, and more.

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– Management and treatment of portal hypertension including disease knowledge, the use of shunts, and cutting-edge obliteration techniques
– Updates on recent advances and future directions such as obesity and bariatric embolization and islet cell transplantation
– State-of-the-art management of liver cancer: GI imaging, staging, ablation and embolization, liver transplants, and Y-90
– Treatment of acute cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, and choledocholithiasis
– 640 high quality illustrations and halftones elucidate techniques

This remarkable book is an invaluable resource for fellows, residents, and practitioners in the field of interventional radiology. It will also benefit other medical and surgical subspecialists who treat patients with digestive disorders.

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The Art of Combining Surgical and Nonsurgical Techniques in Aesthetic Medicine

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Dec 032019
 

Innovative strategies for artfully blending aesthetic techniques to maximize results

The Art of Combining Surgical and Nonsurgical Techniques in Aesthetic Medicine by Julius W. Few Jr. reflects multidisciplinary contributions from renowned practitioners in plastic surgery, dermatology, oculoplastics, and facial plastic surgery. This is the first book to specifically discuss minimally-invasive aesthetic techniques for the face and body and how to strategically combine them, both with and without surgery. The text is rooted in evidence-based scientific principles and sound clinical applications, with the goal of helping aesthetic practitioners attain more favorable and longer-lasting results.

Fifteen comprehensive chapters reflect the visionary beliefs of top experts in cosmetic medicine. Each topic is discussed by clinicians who have developed innovative approaches that will revolutionize the field. The book lays a solid foundation with opening chapters on concepts of beauty and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation in traditional surgical candidates. Subsequent chapters discuss innovative, combined approaches for both the face and body.

Key Features

– Blending and sequencing of techniques, and diverse skin type considerations
– A wide array of modalities — from noninvasive devices, microneedling and platelet-rich plasma, and light- and energy-based therapies — to surgical interventions
– Practical, real-life case studies throughout
– More than 200 detailed photos and colorful illustrations detail anatomy and approaches
– Technical videos available online demonstrate techniques in depth
– Special emphasis on how to avoid and treat complications

This must-have resource masterfully guides novice and veteran clinicians alike on the thoughtful use of combined state-of-the-art techniques to achieve optimal outcomes. It will help plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and dermatologic surgeons reduce recovery time and enhance results in their patients.

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