Mar 282017
 

Toxicology of Herbal Products


This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the hazards inherent in herbal medicinal products, with systematic coverage of major toxicities. Topics include composition and quality control, toxicokinetics, interactions, safety pharmacology, approaches to studying complex mixtures including metabolomics and systems network pharmacology, and long-term toxicity. The volume also discusses various organ toxicities with a special emphasis on basic mechanisms of actions and the multicomponent and multi-target nature of herbal products. It concludes with a look to future challenges and opportunities.

With contributions from noted experts, Toxicology of Herbal Products is a necessary resource for physicians, pharmacists, and toxicologists interested in complex plant-derived products.

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Mar 262017
 

Medical Toxicology: Antidotes and Anecdotes


By (author): Steven M. Marcus

A collection of challenging and unusual cases from the author’s extensive experience as a Medical Toxicologist, these cases demonstrate medical problem solving and differential diagnosis in action from the perspective of an experienced clinician. Written in an engaging style and giving a fascinating account of some complex cases from real practice, this book will provide a good supplementary learning text for graduate students or those at an early stage in their professional career.
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Mar 242017
 

Practical Toxicology: Evaluation, Prediction, and Risk, Third Edition


By (author): David Woolley, Adam Woolley

Practical Toxicology: Evaluation, Prediction, and Risk, Third Edition shows how to conduct a program of safety evaluation and testing and then to interpret and apply the resulting data and information in the real world, beginning with the basic concepts in toxicology and progressing to the interpretation of the resulting data. Revised and updated chapters on risk assessment guide the reader to setting the foundations necessary for submission to regulatory authorities. In addition, a new chapter in the book reviews the errors in toxicology, mistakes, misuse, mismanagement, and misunderstanding with a view to avoiding these in the future.

New Chapters in the Third Edition:

  • Toxicology in silico
  • Errors in Toxicology
  • Safety Assessment of Extractables and Leachables.

This new edition follows a practical sequence from introducing the basics of toxicology (including the vital concept of normality in controls) to describing a test program and then interpreting the data and translating that to risk assessment that can be used in a number of real world situations where safety and secure risk assessment are essential. Although written primarily from the perspective of pharmaceutical development, the test designs and toxicological problems encountered in that field are entirely relevant to those with other classes of chemicals, the only difference being the regulatory context. Toxicology is an international discipline and the book has been written to take into account some of the differences in regulatory nuance between the main regions of the world.

Completely revised and written in an easily accessible style, the text address several audiences?from students and post-graduates coming to the subject for the first time to established professionals who find themselves needing to learn about toxicology, toxicity testing, interpretation of the results, and risk assessment. It is intended primarily as a textbook, with case studies and information on where to go to ask questions, but can also be used as a practical reference book. It covers all the basics of toxicology and the main aspects of safety evaluation testing and risk assessment while reviewing critically the current state of the discipline. It also provides a foundation for those seeking registration or certification.

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Jan 302017
 

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition


The purpose of this third edition of Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology is to provide a practical guide to developmental and reproductive toxicology in a regulatory environment. In addition to a comprehensive update of current chapters, the third edition been revised to reflect recent changes in the field. It contains new chapters that reflect emerging topics of interest, including testing of biologics (including vaccines), nonhuman primates as nonclinical models, developmental immunotoxicity testing, in vitro assays (such as use of zebrafish and stem cells, as well as high throughput screening), in silico systems modelling, evaluating mechanisms of reproductive toxicity, in-depth coverage of neurobehavioral testing, and testing under the EU’s REACH regulations, as well as updated chapters on nonclinical juvenile toxicity testing, endocrine disruptor screening, and on functional and computational genomics.

The study of hazard and risk associated with exposure to toxicants during prenatal development has been expanded in recent years to include effects on development until the time of puberty. Concern over the adverse effects of chemical or physical agents on the reproductive processes of both sexes has increased, and progress has been made in identifying the causes and mechanisms eliciting congenital defects and determining the genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors involved. This book provides up-to-date guidance on the use and interpretation of the newest research techniques in developmental and reproductive toxicology, as well as the more traditional approaches.

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, Third Edition:

  • Contains valuable insights gained from hands-on experience, together with a critical evaluation of current testing strategies.
  • Includes guidance for the design, conduct, and interpretation of tests in all areas of developmental and reproductive toxicity.
  • Contains reprinted guidelines from major regulatory agencies, as well as terminology for description of developmental abnormalities in laboratory animals, for easy reference.
  • Provides guidance for planning and conducting preclinical toxicity studies and follow-up studies, and interpreting their results in a regulatory environment.

This book continues to be the ideal practical reference for developmental and reproductive toxicologists who perform research in industry, government, and academia and for anyone who intends to enter these research areas.

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Jan 162017
 

Stem Cell-Derived Models in Toxicology (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology)


This detailed volume brings together a diverse collection of stem cell-derived model-based toxicity assays, from those routinely used to those deemed to have considerable potential. With a focus on differentiated tissues, the chapters explore numerous cardiotoxicity applications as well as coverage of neurotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, and more. Written for the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, the contents of this book aim to enable adoption of these protocols in laboratories that are interested in entering the field as well as to facilitate the transfer of best practices between laboratories that are already actively pursuing these technologies. 
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Stem Cell-Derived Models in Toxicology serves as a vital resource for researchers aiming to improve risk assessment in drug discovery and design.
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Jan 012017
 

Genotoxicity and DNA Repair: A Practical Approach (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology)


Genotoxicity and DNA Repair: A Practical Approach provides a key reference for determining how to analyze the genotoxic activity of molecules or materials and, at the same time, serves as a useful tool for researchers in the Environmental Mutagenesis and DNA Repair fields. Focused on genotoxicity assays recommended by the “OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals”, this volume also covers other useful assays, such as some gene mutation assays, the comet assay in different species and applications, and the SMART assays of Drosophila. For all the assays, the book presents brief theoretical introductions to the topics and updated standard and modified step-by-step protocols to perform them. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of nanoparticles, including an integrative approach analysis. The DNA Repair section includes several assays that provide information on repair activity in vitro and in vivo, as well as recent applications to study DNA repair in humans, cell cultures, and animal models. As a volume in the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, the chapters contain the kind of detail and key implementation advice that ensures reproducible results in the lab.

Authoritative and invaluable, Genotoxicity and DNA Repair: A Practical Approach aims to aid scientists in their pursuit of forwarding this vital field of study.

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Dec 242016
 

Toxicology of Cyanides and Cyanogens: Experimental, Applied and Clinical Aspects


The basic and applied toxicology of cyanides and cyanogens has widespread commercial, occupational, environmental, clinical, forensic, military, and public health implications.  This book provides a detailed and updated reference describing the properties, uses, general and human toxicology, clinical recognition, diagnosis and medical management, and countermeasures is therefore required in academic, medical, occupational, environmental, medico-legal, regulatory, emergency response, and military arenas. Edited by a world-renowned team of experts from academia, defense and industry, this book will be an invaluable reference for professionals, researchers and students in cyanide and cyanogens.
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Dec 242016
 

microRNAs in Toxicology and Medicine


By (author): Saura C. Sahu

During the past decade it has become evident that microRNAs regulate gene expressions and control many developmental and cellular processes in eukaryotic organisms. Recent studies suggest that microRNAs play an important role in toxicogenomics and are likely to play an important role in a range of human diseases including cancer. 

microRNAs in Toxicology and Medicine is a comprehensive and authoritative compilation of up-to-date developments in this emerging research area, presented by internationally recognized investigators. It focuses on the role of microRNA in biology and medicine with a special emphasis on toxicology. 

Divided into six parts, topics covered include:

  • microRNA and toxicology – including environmental toxicants and perturbation of miRNA signaling; microRNA, and Disease States featuring microRNAs in drug-induced liver toxicity, microRNAs and Inflammation the regulatory role of microRNA in mutagenesis, microRNAs and cancer, and the role of microRNAs in tumor progression and therapy, as well as current understanding of microRNAs as therapeutic targets in cancer
  • microRNAs and disease states
  • microRNAs and stem cells
  • microRNAs and genomics
  • microRNAs and epigenomics
  • microRNAs and biomarkers – including body fluid microRNAs as toxicological biomarkers, cell-free microRNAs as biomarkers in human diseases, and circulating microRNAs as biomarkers of drug-induced pancreatitis

microRNAs in Toxicology and Medicine is an essential insight into the current trends and future directions of research in this rapidly expanding field for investigators, toxicologists, risk assessors, and regulators in academia, medical settings, industry, and government.

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Dec 212016
 

Clarke’s Analytical Forensic Toxicology


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This second edition of Clarke’s Analytical Forensic Toxicology offers a fresh perspective on the drugs and poisons that you are most likely to encounter in forensic toxicology, with a focus on collection, extraction and analysis. With additional features incorporated from the fourth edition of Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons this text is fully updated to reflect the advances in analytical and forensic toxicology. New and extended chapters include: sampling, storage and stability; in-utero exposure to drugs of abuse; drug-facilitated sexual assault; and extraction. Providing unrivalled comprehensive coverage of analytical forensic toxicology, this book is a crucial resource for students of forensic science, toxicology, clinical pharmacology and analytical chemistry. It is an invaluable tool for teachers in these subject areas and a key resource for those working in forensic science laboratories.
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Dec 162016
 

Perry’s The Chemotherapy Source Book


Perry’s The Chemotherapy Source Book, now in its fifth edition, provides information on the choice of chemotherapeutic agents, the use of combination chemotherapy, and the toxicity of individual drugs.  Organized by site, this is the only book of its kind to focus strictly on the clinical practice of chemotherapy, and is meant to serve as a “one-stop shop” for information on choice of chemotherapeutic agents, treatment outlines, grading of side effects, and dose modification. 

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