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The Biology of Disease

The Biology of Disease Author Jonathan Phillips
ISBN-10 0632054042
Release 2001-05-08
Pages 340
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The second edition of The Biology of Disease is an introductory level text on the biological principles of human disease. The book is aimed at medical students in degree courses in biomedical science. The book fuses the biological (physiological and biochemical) processes which underlie the clinical manifestations of disease. As such, it brings together material which is conventionally dealt with by several books. The authors have covered the fundamentals of each topic in a readable manner, which should encourage students to develop a fuller understanding, where necessary, by reference to more comprehensive texts. Integrates basic science and clinical medicine. Detailed case studies at the end of each chapter which emphasise the clinical setting. New chapters on transplantation immunology, anaemia, toxicology & poisoning. The use of non-technical language for the descriptions in the case studies to ensure that all students will comprehend the underlying principles.



Biology of Disease

Biology of Disease Author Nessar Ahmed
ISBN-10 9781135728717
Release 2007-01-24
Pages 600
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Biology of Disease describes the biology of many of the human disorders and disease that are encountered in a clinical setting. It is designed for first and second year students in biomedical science programs and will also be a highly effective reference for health science professionals as well as being valuable to students beginning medical school. Real cases are used to illustrate the importance of biology in understanding the causes of diseases, as well as in diagnosis and therapy.



Pediatric Bone

Pediatric Bone Author Francis H. Glorieux
ISBN-10 9780123820402
Release 2012
Pages 853
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Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone which are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to the causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children Key Features * Deals exclusively with bone development and diseases of children and each chapter written by an * Fully referenced providing an appendix of usually difficult to find information on the investigation of pediatric bone disease and reference values * Covers both the physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis in children and diseases in one book * Includes a CD-ROM of images



Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease Author P. Michael Conn
ISBN-10 9780124159129
Release 2013-05-29
Pages 1108
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Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease identifies important animal models and assesses the advantages and disadvantages of each model for the study of human disease. The first section addresses how to locate resources, animal alternatives, animal ethics and related issues, much needed information for researchers across the biological sciences and biomedicine.The next sections of the work offers models for disease-oriented topics, including cardiac and pulmonary diseases, aging, infectious diseases, obesity, diabetes, neurological diseases, joint diseases, visual disorders, cancer, hypertension, genetic diseases, and diseases of abuse. Organized by disease orientation for ease of searchability Provides information on locating resources, animal alternatives and animal ethics Covers a broad range of animal models used in research for human disease



Infectious Disease Secrets

Infectious Disease Secrets Author Robert H. Gates
ISBN-10 1560535431
Release 2003
Pages 471
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The daily headlines continue to reflect and emphasize the necessity for expertise in the field of infection. "E. coli contaminated meat", "West Nile Virus spreads", "White Powder discovered", "Bacteria specific viral lysins may hold key to new class of antibiotics", "Hope for new AIDS vaccine trial" are just a few examples. New chapters are devoted to the rapidly emerging technologies that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of infection, the horrifying but real threat of biowarfare, and the role of the entire medical team, not just the ID doc. in combating infections. Content has been revised and updated to reflect current knowledge and understanding of infectious disease processes. The emphasis on the sound foundation of how to explore and discover new information is retained. Common infectious diseases are emphasized Treatment options are clearly detailed, including advantages and disadvantages of various regimens Useful background information is presented for every infection such as origin of the name, mode of transmission, typical hosts, geographic location, seasonal patterns, and associated clinical syndromes The three new chapters are the obligatory and timely bioterrorism, radiologic imaging, and surgical implications of infection



Equine Infectious Diseases E Book

Equine Infectious Diseases E Book Author Debra C. Sellon
ISBN-10 9781455751150
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 664
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Ideal for both practitioners and students, this comprehensive resource covers the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease in horses. Organized by infectious agent — virus, bacterial and rickettsial, protazoal, and fungal — it includes complete coverage of the individual diseases caused by each type of agent. A section on clinical problems examines conditions such as ocular infections, CNS infections, and skin infections. It also addresses the importance of preventing and controlling infectious disease outbreaks with coverage of epidemiology, biosecurity, antimicrobial therapy, and recognizing foreign equine diseases. Full-color photos and illustrations provide clear, accurate representations of the clinical appearance of infectious diseases. Features the most recent information on the global threat of newly emergent diseases such as African Horse Sickness. Includes a comprehensive section on the prevention and control of infectious diseases. More than 60 expert contributors share their knowledge and expertise in equine infectious disease. A companion CD-ROM, packaged with the book, includes complete references linked to PubMed.



Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease E Book

Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease E Book Author Richard L. Kradin
ISBN-10 9781455705986
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 660
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Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease presents a comprehensive, organ-based approach to the effective and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. Dr. Richard L. Kradin covers the latest information on H1N1, as well as the use of immunohistochemical stains, PCR, Immunoperoxidase, and other molecular techniques for a current representation of the field. High-quality, full-color illustrations and differential diagnosis tables accompany each lesion so you can quickly identify and diagnose whatever you see. This reference is an invaluable tool for the accurate diagnosis of any infectious disease—from the common to the most challenging. Covers the latest techniques in immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics integrated throughout the text for comprehensive information on all investigative contexts relevant to ensuring diagnostic accuracy. Emphasizes the host responses critical in differential diagnosis to serve as a second opinion when non-infectious diagnoses mimic and confound the diagnosis of infection. Provides a complete visual guide to suspect lesions through superb, high-quality, full-color illustrations of key aspects of various diseases that facilitate the rapid identification of biopsy specimen. Presents contents organized by organ as opposed to pathogen to more effectively address diagnostic and management issues. Features tables that list differential diagnosis for each lesion for quick summaries of key points in problem areas. Highlights morphological characteristics and landmarks of tissue samples throughout the text for easy access to information necessary for signing out specimen. Focuses on clinicopathologic features and correlations so you can deal with the diagnostic problems you face every day.



Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease Author Sarah S. Long
ISBN-10 9781437727029
Release 2012
Pages 1712
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In print, online, or on your mobile device, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease provides the comprehensive and actionable coverage you need to understand, diagnose, and manage the ever-changing, high-risk clinical problems caused by infectious diseases in children and adolescents. With new chapters, expanded and updated coverage, and increased worldwide perspectives, this authoritative medical reference offers the latest need-to-know information in an easily-accessible, high-yield format for quick answers and fast, effective intervention! Spend less time searching thanks to a consistent, easily-accessible format featuring revised high-yield information boxes, highlighted key points, and an abundance of detailed illustrations and at-a-glance tables. Be prepared for the unexpected! A veritable "who's who" of global authorities provides practical knowledge to effectively diagnose and manage almost any infectious disease you may encounter. Quickly look up the answers you need by clinical presentation, pathogen, or type of host. Get expanded coverage for all types of infectious diseases including new chapters on infection related to pets and exotic animals, and tickborne infections. Apply the latest recommendations and treatments for emerging and re-emerging diseases including the H1N1 virus. Access information on the go from your laptop or mobile device via www.expertconsult.com, featuring a downloadable image gallery, fully searchable text, and links to PubMed. Battle the leading cause of death in children with the high-yield Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease.



Essentials of Human Disease

Essentials of Human Disease Author Leonard Crowley
ISBN-10 9781449643898
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 550
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Essentials of Human Disease, Second Edition is a consolidated and modified version of the very successful Introduction to Human Disease, now in its Ninth Edition. This book is designed for students who have limited time to master basic disease concepts. It covers the essential structural and functional characteristics of common and important diseases, as well as the principles of diagnosis and treatment. The book is organized into two main sections. The first section deals with general concepts and with diseases affecting the body as a whole. The second section considers the various organ systems and their diseases. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, followed by a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the organ system discussed, then a systematic survey of the pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and principles of treatment of the diseases covered.



Joint Disease in the Horse

Joint Disease in the Horse Author C. Wayne McIlwraith
ISBN-10 9780323352895
Release 2015-08-13
Pages 424
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Dr. McIlwraith’s Joint Disease in the Horse, 2nd Edition is the only book to give you a full account of equine joint disease, combining a thorough, up-to-date survey of scientific advances with a practical guide to both medical and surgical treatments. With contributions from nationally and internationally recognized pioneers in the field, this groundbreaking text offers an overview of joint structure and function and translates the latest information on basic joint pathobiology into practical application for the clinician. Step-by-step guidance on injection techniques and medications, along with a survey of practical arthroscopic surgery and developments, make it a truly indispensable reference for all equine veterinarians treating sports and racing horses. UNIQUE! Unprecedented, state-of-the-art coverage of the pathology, pathogenesis, and clinical diagnosis of traumatic and degenerative joint disease, so you stay in the know. Section on general principles of joint pathobiology provides the background to evaluate and interpret the diagnostic and surgical aspects of disease. Explores treatments for traumatic arthritis and osteoarthritis and other joint entities, offering a broad range of options and up-to-date recommendations for problematic decisions. Addresses recent advances and results in arthroscopic surgery for the acute injury and results including fragment removal, fragment fixation, and synovectomy. Discussion of current research provides insight for difficult cases and calls out the directions in which future arthritis research is headed. More than 325 photographs and line drawings help engage and guide you through procedures and treatments. NEW! Full color throughout with new artwork and a range of new images including radiographs showing both the normal and the disease progression. NEW! Practical step-by-step approach demonstrates the authors’ preferred injections methods and shows underlying anatomic correlations. NEW and UPDATED! Restructured and substantially revised to emphasize treatment options, making it a practical, concise, and accessible reference and text. NEW! All-new chapters on drugs and new biological therapies, including stem cells, IRAP, and PRP and thoroughly updated coverage of HA and corticosteroids. NEW! Covers advanced imaging, giving you the latest information available. NEW! Expert advice from Dr. McIlwraith, three new co-editors, and new contributors — all distinguished specialists in the field of joint disease in the horse. Lameness and surgical clinicians describe how to approach the various, specific disease conditions. Equine specific radiologists provide their opinions on the best imaging techniques for defining the disease and making interpretations.



Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases Second Edition

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases  Second Edition Author William F. Wright, DO, MPH
ISBN-10 9780826127822
Release 2018-04-28
Pages 450
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Praise for the previous edition: “Approaches near perfection...This is an excellent introduction to infectious diseases by a group of authors who take a straightforward and bullet-point approach to thinking and talking about clinical issues...”—Doody’s Reviews Updated second edition of the concise but comprehensive handbook covering clinical infectious disease for students, residents, primary care medical providers, nurses, and PAs. Written in outline format with short, focused chapters, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems. Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Second Edition begins with a general framework covering basics of clinical reasoning, antimicrobial agents and microbiology, and antimicrobial stewardship. Individual chapters devoted to the broad range of infectious diseases and topics are organized by body system and feature targeted presentation of pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, patient work-up, diagnostic criteria, and medical, antimicrobial, and surgical management. The book also addresses important related topics including fever and neutropenia, approach to evaluating ectoparasite-related infections, infectious diseases approach to sepsis, travel medicine, and basics of infection control and hospital epidemiology. Designed for busy practitioners at any level looking to sharpen the clinical problem-solving skills required to provide the highest quality care to patients with infectious diseases. Key Features: Presents core clinical infectious disease topics in concise easy-to-read format Revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field consistent with evidence-based literature and current clinical practice guidelines 6 new chapters on lyme disease, anorectal infections, travel medicine, dental infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical reasoning and statistics Focus on the approach to evaluation and management of the patient Incorporates essential antimicrobial therapy information with adult, pediatric, and OB-GYN dosing considerations



Hypertension

Hypertension Author Henry Richard Black
ISBN-10 9781416030539
Release 2007
Pages 615
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Effectively manage the chronic problems of your hypertensive patients with the practical clinical tools inside Hypertension, 2nd Edition: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. This respected cardiology reference covers everything you need to know - from epidemiology and pathophysiology through diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment, outcome studies, concomitant diseases, special populations and special situations, and future treatments. Confidently meet the needs of special populations with chronic hypertensive disease, as well as hypertension and concomitant disease. Learn new methods of aggressive patient management and disease prevention to help ensure minimal risk of further cardiovascular problems. Benefit from the authors' Clinical Pearls to reduce complications of hypertension. Use new combination drug therapies and other forms of treatment to their greatest advantage in the management of chronic complications of hypertension. Successfully employ behavior management as a vital part of the treatment plan for hypertensives and pre-hypertensives. Access the complete contents online and download images at www.expertconsult.com. The clinical tools you need to manage hypertension in patients, from the Braunwald family you trust.



The Nature of Disease

The Nature of Disease Author Thomas H. McConnell
ISBN-10 9781469829562
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 800
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Easy to understand and fun to read, this engaging primer on the etiology and pathogenesis of human disease helps health professions students develop a basic understanding of pathology without overwhelming them with details. Maintaining the acclaimed casual writing style that made the first edition so well-received, the Second Edition now offers more coverage of pathophysiology and is reorganized to more closely mirror the teaching trends in foundational courses across the country. Punctuated by humor, unique case studies that link pathology to real world clinical applications, and absorbing tales from the history of medicine, this proven book focuses on the patient as it guides students through the causes and consequences of common diseases. New pop quiz questions and case notes provide additional opportunities to apply and solidify knowledge.



Molecular Pathology

Molecular Pathology Author William B. Coleman
ISBN-10 9780128027875
Release 2017-11-09
Pages 802
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As the molecular basis of human disease becomes better characterized, and the implications for understanding the molecular basis of disease becomes realized through improved diagnostics and treatment, Molecular Pathology, Second Edition stands out as the most comprehensive textbook where molecular mechanisms represent the focus. It is uniquely concerned with the molecular basis of major human diseases and disease processes, presented in the context of traditional pathology, with implications for translational molecular medicine. The Second Edition of Molecular Pathology has been thoroughly updated to reflect seven years of exponential changes in the fields of genetics, molecular, and cell biology which molecular pathology translates in the practice of molecular medicine. The textbook is intended to serve as a multi-use textbook that would be appropriate as a classroom teaching tool for biomedical graduate students, medical students, allied health students, and others (such as advanced undergraduates). Further, this textbook will be valuable for pathology residents and other postdoctoral fellows that desire to advance their understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease beyond what they learned in medical/graduate school. In addition, this textbook is useful as a reference book for practicing basic scientists and physician scientists that perform disease-related basic science and translational research, who require a ready information resource on the molecular basis of various human diseases and disease states. Explores the principles and practice of molecular pathology: molecular pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms of disease, and how the molecular pathogenesis of disease parallels the evolution of the disease Explains the practice of “molecular medicine and the translational aspects of molecular pathology Teaches from the perspective of “integrative systems biology Enhanced digital version included with purchase



Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children Author David G. Nichols
ISBN-10 9780323070072
Release 2006-08-29
Pages 1040
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Pediatric intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and anesthesiologists from the leading centers around the world present the collaborative perspectives, concepts, and state-of-the-art knowledge required to care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in the ICU. Their multidisciplinary approach encompasses every aspect of the relevant basic scientific principles, medical and pharmacologic treatments, and surgical techniques and equipment. From the extracardiac Fontan procedure, and the Ross procedure through new pharmacologic agents and the treatment of pulmonary hypertension to mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization—all of the developments that are affecting this rapidly advancing field are covered in depth. Employs well-documented tables, text boxes, and algorithms to make clinical information easy to access. Features chapters each written and reviewed by intensivists, surgeons, and cardiologists. Integrates the authors' extensive experiences with state-of-the-art knowledge from the literature. Offers four completely new chapters: Cardiac Trauma, Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult, Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Outcome Evaluation. Describes the basic pharmacology and clinical applications of all of the new pharmacologic agents. Details important refinements and developments in surgical techniques, including the Ross pulmonary autograft replacement of the aortic valve, video-assisted fluoroscopy, and the extracardiac Fontan connection, and discusses their indications and potential complications. Explores the latest advances in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, new developments in mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization. Examines issues affecting adults with congenital heart disease.



Cerebrospinal Fluid in Diseases of the Nervous System

Cerebrospinal Fluid in Diseases of the Nervous System Author Robert A. Fishman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025299317
Release 1992
Pages 431
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This comprehensive and authoritative text covers the anatomical and physiological aspects of cerebrospinal fluid. Also includes material on differential diagnosis, AIDS, neuro-oncology, psychiatric disorders, and the composition and clinical examination of cerebrospinal fluid, including a detailed discussion on the treatment of complications of the lumbar puncture.



Textbook of Rabbit Medicine

Textbook of Rabbit Medicine Author Molly Varga
ISBN-10 9780702054198
Release 2013-08-19
Pages 464
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The Textbook of Rabbit Medicine second edition is the completely revised and updated new edition of Frances Harcourt Brown’s acclaimed text covering all aspects of rabbit medicine. While the authoritative and evidence-based approach that made the original book so successful has been retained, in this new second edition well-known rabbit expert Molly Varga adds a stronger clinical focus that makes the Textbook invaluable as a point-of-care resource as well as a respected reference. With many additional features introduced for this update, the Textbook of Rabbit Medicine second edition remains the definitive and comprehensive reference of choice for all veterinary practitioners seeking information on the pet rabbit. Comprehensive, in-depth and authoritative coverage of the health and diseases of the domestic rabbit Detailed and explicit line artwork provides a clear understanding of physiological processes A practical, evidence-based resource for the effective treatment of pet rabbits. Entire text reviewed and updated by a leading expert, with major revision of therapeutics, anaesthesia, abscesses and neurology chapters. New clinical emphasis with clinical tips boxes throughout the text increase its practical focus Ancillary website presents clips of key procedures, an image library and podcasts Completely redesigned with more user-friendly text layout and full colour throughout. Many more illustrations specially commissioned for this edition