Biomaterials and Immune Response: Complications, Mechanisms and Immunomodulation (Devices, Circuits, and Systems)

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Sep 112018
 

The interactions of the biomaterials with the host immune system is crucial for their functionality. This book aims to provide the reader with a better understanding of the role of the immune system in biomaterial applications. For this end, the book has dedicated chapters for i) explaining immune cells taking part in immune response to biomaterials/immune systems interface; ii) the effect of biomaterial shape, form and physicochemical properties on the response of immune system; iii) biofilm formation on implanted materials as a failure of immune system/biomaterial interactions; iv) tissue-specific effects of immune response and its consequences for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; v) immune reaction in a clinical context (periodontology). In the field of biomaterials there are significant advances in using immunomodulation techniques to improve the success rates of implantable materials. For better understanding of such techniques it is required to have a full grasp of the biomaterial–immune system interactions. This would greatly enhance the understanding of why the human body reacts to implants in a certain way and how to improve the clinical outcomes by developing immune-instructive biomaterials.

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Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Twelfth Edition

 Immunology, Microbiology  Comments Off on Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Twelfth Edition
Sep 022018
 

The most concise, easy-to-use, and frequently updated review of the medically important aspects microbiology and immunology
Essential for USMLE and medical microbiology course exam preparation, Review of Medical Microbiology, 12e provides a high-yield review of the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology.

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Review of Microbiology and Immunology, 6th edition

 Immunology, Microbiology  Comments Off on Review of Microbiology and Immunology, 6th edition
Aug 212018
 

• The only MCQ book in any subject written by textbook authors.

• Thoroughly revised, updated and fully colored edition.

• All image based microbiology MCQs of 2016 came from this book.

• Facts and concepts have been taken from latest editions of Harrison (19th), Park (23rd), Jawetz (25th), Apurba Sastry’s Essentials of Medical Microbiology, Apurba Sastry’s Essentials of Medical Parasitology and Ananthanarayan (9th edition).

• Latest updates included such as BMW Rule 2016, Zika, H1N1, Ebola virus, Polio eradication, Vaccine-derived PolioVirus (VDPV), MERS CoV, etc.

• Includes questions along with explanatory answers of AIIMS (2000-2016 Nov), PGI (2000-2016 Nov), JIPMER (2009-2016 Nov), All India (2000-2012), DNB (2000-2012) and recent questions from other national level examinations (2013-2016).

• Contains recent MCQs from state entrance exams such as APPG (2000-2016), TNPG (2009-2016), MHPG (2009-2016), West Bengal PG (2012-2016), COMEDK (2013-2016), CMC Vellore 2016 and latest MCQs from other national and state entrances.

• Image-based question bank is strengthened with new images (more than 500 images are included).

• Only MCQs book on Microbiology written by the subject specialty and textbook authors.

• Interactive 2 hours DVD containing Apurba Sastry’s Microbiology Discussion.

• Chapter-wise concise text in a new layout for enabling students to study antegrade manner and important points given in separate boxes.

• Chapter-wise MCQs with detailed explanations given from previous year exams of National and State exams including DNB and NEET pattern questions.

• Hundred percent authentic and correct answers with updated references.

• More emphasis is given to the sections, like Immunology, Parasitology and Mycology.

• Enriched with lots of tables, flowcharts and mnemonics for better recall by the students.

• Useful for interns, students preparing for entrance exams and for second professional students.

• Author online support for clarification of doubts.

• A must-buy book for All India, AIIMS, PGI, JIPMER, DNB FMGE and state entrance exams.

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Fundamental Immunology (7th edition)

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Aug 142018
 

This standard-setting textbook has defined the field of immunology since 1984, and is now in its Seventh Edition continuing to deliver the detailed, authoritative, and timely coverage readers expect. This comprehensive, up-to-date text is ideal for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, basic and clinical immunologists, microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, and any physician treating diseases in which immunologic mechanisms play a role.
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Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Immunology

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Aug 112018
 

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Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Immunology offers a highly visual presentation of essential immunology material, with all the popular features of the series: over 300 full-color annotated illustrations, an outline format, chapter summaries, review questions, and case studies that link basic science to real-life clinical situations. Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Immunology can be used as a review text for a short immunology course, or paired with Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology for a combined microbiology/immunology course.

 

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Dermatologic Immunity

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Aug 082018
 

The skin, being the largest organ of the body, is constantly attacked by a diverse array of pathogenic agents including bacteria, viruses and fungi; it also suffers from solar damage and wide fluctuations in temperature and humidity. In some individuals, the immune system, which normally offers protection against fatal external assaults, can malfunction and cause chronic inflammation in the absence of a known pathogen, resulting in a host of disorders categorized as autoimmune skin diseases. This volume contains a series of 19 review articles on a wide range of autoimmune disease processes in the skin. Featuring disorders of humoral as well as cellular immunity, it covers allergic contact dermatitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus foliaceus, lichen planus, vitiligo, scleroderma, alopecia areata and dermatomyositis. For these diseases, the latest insights into their etiology and pathophysiology as well as therapeutic strategies are presented by experts in the fields of dermatology, genetics, immunology and pathology. In addition, overviews of the skin as an active immune organ and of the immune privilege of the skin are included. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book is recommended for basic and clinical researchers, allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists and anyone interested in autoimmunity.

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In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works in Managing Health and Disease

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Aug 042018
 

We live in a sea of seething microbial predators, an infinity of invisible and invasive microorganisms capable of setting set up shop inside us and sending us to an early grave. The only thing keeping them out? The immune system.
William Clark’s In Defense of Self offers a refreshingly accessible tour of the immune system, putting in layman’s terms essential information that has been for too long the exclusive province of trained specialists. Clark explains how the immune system works by using powerful genetic, chemical, and cellular weapons to protect us from the vast majority of disease-causing microbes-bacteria, viruses, molds, and parasites. Only those microbes our bodies need to help us digest food and process vitamins are admitted. But this same system can endanger us by rejecting potentially life-saving organ transplants, or by overreacting and turning too much force against foreign invaders, causing serious-occasionally lethal-collateral damage to our tissues and organs. Worse yet, our immune systems may react as if we ourselves are foreign and begin snipping away at otherwise healthy tissues, resulting in autoimmune disease. In Defense of Self covers everything from how antibodies work and the strategies the body uses to distinguish self from not self to the nature of immunological memory, the latest approaches to vaccination, and how the immune system will react should we ever be subjected to a bioterrorist attack. Clark also offers important insights on the vital role that the immune system plays in cancer, AIDS, autoimmunity, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and asthma, and other diseases.
Of special interest to all those suffering from diseases related to the immune system, as well as their families, In Defense of Self lucidly explains a system none of us could live without.

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Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

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Jul 312018
 

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate.

If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent—and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

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Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice – 5th Edition (March 2018 Release)

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Jul 282018
 

Keep abreast of the latest advances in this complex field with the 5th Edition of Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice. This substantially revised edition by Drs. Robert R. Rich, Thomas A. Fleisher, William T. Shearer, Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., Anthony J. Frew, and Cornelia M. Weyand, offers authoritative guidance from some of the most respected global leaders in immunology, helping you navigate today’s latest knowledge and evidence-based practices that result in improved patient care. This trusted resource features sweeping content updates, rewritten chapters, a highly clinical perspective, and an easy-to-use organization designed to enhance your diagnosis and management skills in daily practice.

User-friendly format features color-coded boxes highlighting critical information on Key Concepts, Clinical Pearls, Clinical Relevance, and Therapeutic Principles.

    • Includes new chapters on the Microbiota in Immunity and Inflammation, Immune Responses to Fungi, and Genetics and Genomics of Immune Response.
    • Features extensive revisions to many chapters, including the Major Histocompatibility Complex, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes and Related Autoimmune Diseases, Biologic Modifiers of Inflammation and Tumor Immunotherapy.

 

    • Covers hot topics such as the role of genetics and genomics in immune response and immunologic disease, atherosclerosis, recurrent fever syndromes, aging and deficiencies of innate immunity, the role of microbiota in normal immune system development and the pathogenesis of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, and novel therapeutics.

 

    • Addresses notable advances in key areas such as the importance of the microbiota to normal immune system development and to the pathogenesis of immunologic and inflammatory diseases; relationships between the innate and adaptive immune systems; progress in rapid and cost-effective genomics; cell signaling pathways and the structure of cell-surface molecules; and many more.

 

    • Summarizes promising research and development anticipated over the next 5-10 years with “On the Horizon” boxes and discussion of translational research.
    • Includes new multiple choice questions in every chapter online, ideal for allergists and rheumatologists seeking certification or recertification in these subspecialties.

 

  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Complement Activation in Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis

 Immunology, Pathology  Comments Off on Complement Activation in Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis
Jul 192018
 

 

Plasmodium falciparum malaria is responsible for the deaths of nearly 500,000 people each year. Much attention has been paid to antibody and cellular mechanisms of immunity against this pathogen. By contrast, the role that the complement system plays in immunity and pathogenesis in this infection is not very well recognized or understood. Based on the work of a number of research groups, we know that complement plays an important role in these processes.
In this book, some of the leading scientists in the field discuss the mechanisms of complement activation during malaria infection as well as the role of complement in the pathogenesis of key syndromes such as severe malarial anemia, cerebral malaria, and placental malaria. In addition, they review recently-identified complement evasion strategies of P. falciparum merozoites, and how these mechanisms may translate into paradoxical enhancement of infection rather than protection. Finally, they also discuss the role of the mosquito complement system on immunity against the parasite.

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