Jan 042017
 

Therapeutic Nanomaterials


By (author): Mustafa O. Guler, Ayse B. Tekinay

Addressing a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary field, this book reviews nanomaterials and their biomedical applications. It covers regeneration, implants, adhesives, and biosensors and strategies for more efficient therapy, diagnosis, and drug delivery with the use of nanotechnology.

• Addresses the increasing demand for nanomedicine in a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary field
• Introduces concepts, strategies, and requirements of developing materials
• Discusses hot topics in drug delivery, such as neural regeneration, cartilage regeneration, bone tissue regeneration, dental regeneration, biomedical imaging, tissue adhesives and biosensors
• Includes a chapter about nanotoxicology to help readers further understand the biocompatability of nanomaterials

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Jan 042017
 

Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa (Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals)


By (author): Maurice M. Iwu

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.
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Jan 042017
 

A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered, Resource Management Perspective


By (author): Mark A. Vonderembse, David D. Dobrzykowski

The evidence is undeniable. By any measure, the US spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet its health outcomes as measure by longevity are in the bottom half among developed countries, and its health-related quality of life has remained constant or declined since 1998. In addition to high costs and lower than expected outcomes, the healthcare delivery system is plagues by treatment delays as it can take weeks to see a specialist, and many people have limited or no access to care.

Part of the challenge is that the healthcare delivery system is a large, complex, and sophisticated value creation chain. Successfully changing this highly interconnected system is difficult and time consuming because the underlying problems are hard to comprehend, the root causes are many, the solution is unclear, and the relationships among problems, causes, and solution are multifaceted. To address these issues, the book carefully explains the underlying problems, examines their root causes using information, data, and logic, and presents a comprehensive and integrated solution that addresses these causes. These three steps are the methodological backbone of this book.

A solution depends on understanding and applying the principles of patient-centered care (PCC) and resource management. PCC puts patients, supported by their primary care physicians, back in the role as decision makers and depends on patients being responsible for their health including making good life-style choices. After all, the best way to reduce healthcare costs and increase quality of life is to improve our health and wellness and as a result need less care. In addition, health insurance must be rethought and redesigned so it is less likely to lead to overuse. For many people with health insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of healthcare are small, so healthcare decision making is often biased toward consumption. Effective resource management means that healthcare providers must do a better job of acquiring and using resources in order to provide care quickly, productively, and correctly. This means improving healthcare strategy and management, accelerating the use of information technology, making drug costs affordable and fair, reducing the incidence of malpractice, and rebuilding the provider network.

In addition, implementation is difficult because there are many participants in the healthcare delivery value chain, such as physicians, nurses, and medical technicians, as well as many provider organizations, such as hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and labs. Further up the value chain there are pharmaceutical companies, equipment providers, and other suppliers. These participants have diverse and sometimes conflicting goals, but each must be willing to accept change and work in a coordinated manner to improve healthcare. To overcome these problems, strong national leadership is needed to get the attention and support from the people and organizations involved in healthcare and to make the comprehensive changes that will lower healthcare costs, improve healthcare quality, eliminate delays, increase access, and enhance patient satisfaction.

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Jan 042017
 

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments (Virology Research Progress)


By (author): Shui Nguy

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Jan 032017
 

The Visual Dictionary of The Human Being : The Human Being (French Edition)


By (author): Ariane Archambault

The Visual Dictionary of Human Being lets you discover the structure of the human body and its constitutive organs, and have a look to equipment used to ensure everybody’s health and well-being. Convenient and affordable, this book is the best reference tool to explore all aspects of human beings!
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Jan 022017
 

Textbook of Endodontology


The second edition of Textbook of Endodontology continues the aim of serving the educational needs of dental students and dental practitioners searching for updates on endodontic theories and techniques.

Significantly restructured and completely updated, the new edition maintains the ethos of the original, facilitating ease of learning through pedagogical features such as annotated references, core concepts and key literature. It features a number of new chapters on topics ranging from outcomes of endodontic treatment to managing endodontic complications to dental trauma.  Additionally, all other chapters have been thoroughly revised and brought up to date to reflect contemporary knowledge and practice.

Textbook of Endodontology continues its important function of providing lucid scholarship and clear discussion of biological concepts and treatment principles in endodontics, and as such will be an important update to its current readers and a valuable discovery to its new audience.

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Jan 022017
 

The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier


By (author): Carl J. Lavie M.D.

Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a normal Body Mass Index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the media in January with explosive news: Overweight and even moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases—from heart disease to cancer— often live longer and fare better than normalweight individuals with the same ailments.

In this groundbreaking book, Carl Lavie, MD, reveals the science behind the obesity paradox and shows us how to achieve maximum health rather than minimum weight. Lavie not only explains how extra fat provides additional fuel to help fight illness, he also argues that we’ve gotten so used to framing health issues in terms of obesity that we overlook other potential causes of disease. Picking up where the bestseller Fat Chance left off, The Obesity Paradox will change the conversation about fat—and what it means to be healthy.

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Jan 022017
 

Resident On Call: A Doctor’s Reflections On His First Years At Mass General


By (author): Scott Rivkees

In turn heartbreaking, irreverent, moving—and at times raucously humorous—one of the nation’s leading pediatric researchers recounts his first years as a newly minted, stuggling, and insecure doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. A graduate of a state university medical school, Scott Rivkees was competing with elite students from some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Nervous and uncertain, he worked unholy hours with patients ranging from indigent street people to celebrity guests drawn to the reputation and care offered by Mass General.

Along the way he learned what medical school textbooks don’t teach: how to deal with immense pressure, exhaustion, unruly patients, mysterious conditions, the joy of saving a life, and the wrenching suddenness of losing a patient, more often than not a young child. His resident education did not prevent him from losing his sense of irony and humor as he recounts bleary nights on the town, the allure of young nurses, substandard housing, and the value of pricking an inflated ego.

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Jan 022017
 

Ketogenic Diets: Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders


By (author): Eric Kossoff MD, John M. Freeman MD, Zahava Turner RD CSP LDN, James E. Rubenstein MD

Sometimes referred to as a “miracle diet,” the ketogenic diet has helped doctors treat difficult-to-control epileptic seizures in thousands of children. Coauthored by four respected experts from Johns Hopkins, Ketogenic Diets continues to be the definitive guide for parents, physicians, and dieticians wanting to implement this strict diet. Anyone who is placed on the Ketogenic Diet will be told, essentially “prescribed” by their doctor to get this book.

This Fifth Edition has been extensively updated to reflect current advances in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and the future role of the diet as a treatment. Six new chapters address how to integrate the diet into all cultures, religions, and taste preferences new information on modified and less restrictive versions of the diet, and the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy are included. The book also covers exciting new research that shows the diet may work for people with other neurological illnesses.

This best-seller also includes sample meal plans, a food database, how to calculate foods, and much more.

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Jan 022017
 

Weight Management: A Practitioner’s Guide


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By (author): Dympna Pearson, Clare Grace

An increasingly wide range of patients of different age, ethnicity and social background often combined with other clinical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis now find themselves battling against obesity and many health professionals become frustrated, feeling ill-equipped to handle each unique case with the one-size-fits-all approach offered by the “eat less, exercise more” mantra. Weight Management: A Practitioner?s Guide explains how effective evidence-based programmes structured in a manner addressing the key components of diet and physical activity integrated with a behavioural approach could offer the solution to the obesity epidemic.
This exciting new book from renowned experts Dympna Pearson and Clare Grace provides practitioners and those studying to become practitioners and public health professionals with a much needed modern guide that clearly presents the latest evidence underpinning treatments and uses a step-wise approach to implementing programmes and building skills and confidence. Written with the express needs of practitioners and related health professionals at its core, this book will be a ready reference for those working in both acute and community settings throughout the different and demanding stages of the weight management process.

? A practical guide to tackling weight management
? Covers diet, exercise and behavioural therapy
? Written for health professionals, by health professionals
? Includes advice on continuity of care and handling group programmes

 

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