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Pain Free Biochemistry

Pain Free Biochemistry Author Paul Engel
ISBN-10 9780470060452
Release 2010-02-15
Pages 344
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If you are an undergraduate nursing or healthcare student about to embark on a short course in biochemistry and feel daunted by the prospect because you’ve done very little chemistry in the past, found it difficult or studied it so long ago you’ve forgotten it all, then this is the book for you. Equally, if clinical practice has brought you back to biochemistry just when you were hoping you could forget it all, this could be your lifeline! Having taught biochemistry to all sorts of students, from nurses to chemical engineers, for more than 30 years, Professor Paul Engel knows how to take the ‘pain’ out of your studies. For those who are a bit wobbly on molecules, bonds, ions, etc. this text also has just enough supporting chemistry slipped in where appropriate to help things make sense. Accessible, enjoyable to read and packed with a wealth of clinical examples from heart disease to cancer and blood clotting to antibiotics, this handy textbook will reveal how biochemistry is fundamental to clinical practice and everyday life. Drugs, diet, disease, DNA – it all comes down to biochemistry. Key Features: Easy to digest: ‘Bite sized’ topics lead you through essential biochemistry without going into intimidating detail. Doesn’t assume you’ve studied chemistry before: Focuses on key concepts and provides all the basic chemistry you might need. Colour coded: Specially designed so you can see, at a glance, which chapters focus on underpinning chemistry, which on basic biochemistry and which on clinical applications. Clinically relevant:Topical examples throughout the text show how getting to grips with biochemistry will help you succeed in healthcare practice. Reinforces your learning: Includes numerous self-test questions with answers throughout. Companion website includes: A complete set of figures from within the book. Extended MCQs with answers and further explanation where relevant.



Functional Biochemistry in Health and Disease

Functional Biochemistry in Health and Disease Author Eric Newsholme
ISBN-10 9781119965244
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 560
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Functional Biochemistry in Health and Disease provides a clear and straightforward account of the biochemistry that is necessary to understand the physiological functions of tissues or organs essential to the life of human beings. Focusing on the dynamic aspects of biochemistry and its application to the basic functions of the body, the book bridges the gap between biochemistry and medical practice. Carefully structured within five sections, each biochemical, physiological or medical subject that is covered in the book is presented in one complete chapter. Consequently, each subject can be read and studied in isolation although cross-sectional links between the subjects are included where necessary. Background material, both biochemical and medical, that is necessary for an understanding of the subject, is included at the start of each chapter and clear, relevant diagrams enhance students' understanding. Focuses on medically relevant aspects of biochemistry written from a physiological rather than a chemical perspective. Clear presentation that minimises the use of jargon. Each chapter contains boxes on related topics, relevant diagrams and a brief glossary. Coverage includes athletic performance, apoptosis and the immune system. Key historical developments are included to show how modern biochemistry has evolved. By linking biochemistry, medical education and clinical practice this book will prove invaluable to students in medical and health sciences, biomedical science and human biology taking an introductory biochemistry course. In addition it will appeal to biochemistry and biology students interested in clinical applications of biochemistry.



Food Science and Technology

Food Science and Technology Author Geoffrey Campbell-Platt
ISBN-10 9781118846247
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 576
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Food Science and Technology, Second Edition is a comprehensive text and reference book designed to cover all the essential elements of food science and technology, including all core aspects of major food science and technology degree programs being taught worldwide. The book is supported by the International Union of Food Science and Technology and comprises 21 chapters, carefully written in a user-friendly style by 30 eminent industry experts, teachers, and researchers from across the world. All authors are recognized experts in their respective fields, and together represent some of the world’s leading universities and international food science and technology organizations. All chapters in this second edition have been fully revised and updated to include all-new examples and pedagogical features (including discussion questions, seminar tasks, web links, and glossary terms). The book is designed with more color to help enhance the content on each page and includes more photos and illustrations to bring the topics to life. Coverage of all the core modules of food science and technology degree programs internationally Crucial information for professionals in the food industry worldwide Chapters written by subject experts, all of whom are internationally respected in their fields A must-have textbook for libraries in universities, food science and technology research institutes, and food companies globally Additional interactive resources on the book's companion website, including multiple choice questions, web links, further reading, and exercises Food Science and Technology, 2nd Edition is an indispensable guide for food science and technology degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and for university libraries and food research facilities.



Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine

Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine Author Steven M. Fox
ISBN-10 9781840765670
Release 2009-12-15
Pages 256
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Chronic pain is unlike acute pain, it lasts beyond the time necessary for healing and resists normal treatment. No one patient feels pain in the same way and yet in veterinary medicine the patient's gain is generally assessed based on a single standard. There is an increasing focus in veterinary medicine on measuring and resolving pain and suffering. This focus is being supported by an increased understanding of pain neurophysiology, a greater offering of innovative pharmacological treatments, and consumer demand. This book is written for the veterinary health care professional seeking a greater depth of knowledge in the mechanisms of pain accompanying chronic disease states, and the potential targets for treatment. It goes beyond common protocols by focusing on the latest evidence and our understanding of 'why and how to treat'. It describes and evaluates current physiological and biochemical theories of pain transmission, without losing sight of the practical need for such information. Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine provides a foundation for advances in animal care and welfare and is of value to veterinarians in practice and training.



Ever Seen a Fat Fox

Ever Seen a Fat Fox Author Mike Gibney
ISBN-10 1910820083
Release 2016-05-18
Pages 250
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Ever seen a fat fox? Didn't think so. Why is it that only humans - or animals in the care of humans - develop obesity? In this book, Professor Mike Gibney delves into the history of the human relationship with food. He traces the evolution of our modern diet and looks to science to offer solutions to the phenomenon of human obesity. He calls on governments to cease the single-issue ad-hoc approach and demands a massive governmental long-term investment in weight management.



Neuroimaging of Pain

Neuroimaging of Pain Author Luca Saba
ISBN-10 9783319480466
Release 2017-06-08
Pages 508
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Authored by world renowned scientists, this book expertly reviews all the imaging techniques and exciting new methods for the analysis of the pain, including novel tracers, biomarker, metabolomic and gene-array profiling, together with cellular, genetic, and molecular approaches. Recent advances in human brain imaging techniques have allowed a better understand of the functional connectivity in pain pathways, as well as the functional and anatomical alterations that occur in chronic pain patients. Modern imaging techniques have permitted rapid progress in the understanding of networks in the brain related to pain processing and those related to different types of pain modulation. Neuroimaging of Pain is designed to be a valuable resource for radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurologists and neuroscientists, working in hospitals and universities from junior trainees to consultants.



Proteins Concepts in Biochemistry

Proteins  Concepts in Biochemistry Author Paulo Almeida
ISBN-10 9781317285434
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 416
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Proteins: Concepts in Biochemistry teaches the biochemical concepts underlying protein structure, evolution, stability and folding, and explains how interactions in macromolecular structures determine protein function. Intended for a one-semester course in biochemistry or biophysical chemistry with a focus on proteins, this textbook emphasizes the logic underlying biophysical chemical principles. Problems throughout the book encourage statistical and quantitative thinking. The text is ideal for senior undergraduates, first year graduate students, and practitioners in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and biophysics.



The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures

The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures Author E. J. Mayeaux
ISBN-10 9781496318718
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 1052
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Perform today’s essential office procedures with confidence! Packed with more than 1,500 full-color illustrations, The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures, 2nd Edition, is your go-to guide to more than 125 of the key medical procedures commonly performed in an office setting. This hands-on manual provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for each procedure, as well as indications, contraindications, CPT codes, average U.S. charges for each procedure, and more. From the basic (cerumen removal and simple interrupted sutures) to the complex (colonoscopy and chest tube placement), this atlas covers the vast majority of skills you’ll use in your day-to-day practice. Stay up to date with new procedures and equipment, including dorsal penile block, peripheral nerve blocks, topical anesthesia, hand-held ultrasound, electrodessication and curettage, dermoscopy, aesthetic procedures, Wood's slide examination, and more. Perform procedures more effectively and avoid common mistakes with popular “pearls and pitfalls” sections. Go beyond the basics with coverage of complications, post-procedures and pediatric considerations, and evidence-based references in each chapter. Get complete, practical coverage in every chapter, including background information on each procedure; indications and contraindications; sequential instructions, pictures and illustrations of the procedure; bulleted pitfalls and pearls; suggested CPT codes and average charges; and references. More evidence based medicine, with referencing throughout the chapters and appendices. View handy compilations of information applicable to many procedures, recommendations, and other practical information in the appendices. A great reference for the novice proceduralist who is learning procedures, or for the establish clinician who wishes to update or brush up on their knowledge.



Introduction to Genomics

Introduction to Genomics Author Arthur Lesk
ISBN-10 9780199564354
Release 2012
Pages 397
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Introduction to Genomics is a fascinating insight into what can be revealed from the study of genomes: how organisms differ or match; how different organisms evolved; how the genome is constructed and how it operates; and what our understanding of genome structure and function means in terms of our future health and wellbeing.



ICU Manual

ICU Manual Author Prem Kumar
ISBN-10 9789352700301
Release 2017-09-30
Pages 854
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This practical guide provides a multidisciplinary, clinically oriented approach to the management of patients in intensive care. The book discusses the complete range of specialties, including cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, toxicology, and much more. Each condition is presented in a step by step process, covering pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and other considerations such as age/developmental issues. The comprehensive appendices section covers essential data and assessment for the management of critically ill patients including discussion on drugs, dosages and side effects, clinical scores, indices and equations, normal biochemical values, ICU rounds and more. The text is highly illustrated with clinical images, diagrams and tables, and includes recent articles and current guidelines on management of sepsis and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Key points Practical guide to management of patients in intensive care Covers complete range of specialties, presented in a step by step, clinically oriented approach Comprehensive appendices section covers drugs, clinical scores, biochemical values and much more Includes recent articles and current guidelines on management of sepsis and DVT



A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers

A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers Author John Dent
ISBN-10 9780702068935
Release 2017-04-26
Pages 428
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The Fifth Edition of the highly praised Practical Guide for Medical Teachers provides a bridge between the theoretical aspects of medical education and the delivery of enthusiastic and effective teaching in basic science and clinical medicine. Healthcare professionals are committed teachers and this book is an essential guide to help them maximise their performance. This highly regarded book recognises the importance of educational skills in the delivery of quality teaching in medicine. The contents offer valuable insights into all important aspects of medical education today. A leading educationalist from the USA joins the book’s editorial team. The continual emergence of new topics is recognised in this new edition with nine new chapters: The role of patients as teachers and assessors; Medical humanities; Decision-making; Alternative medicine; Global awareness; Education at a time of ubiquitous information; Programmative assessment; Student engagement; and Social accountability. An enlarged group of authors from more than 15 countries provides both an international perspective and a multi-professional approach to topics of interest to all healthcare teachers.



Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Author Charlotte Stagg
ISBN-10 9780124016972
Release 2013-11-11
Pages 398
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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Tools for Neuroscience Research and Emerging Clinical Applications is the first comprehensive book for non-physicists that addresses the emerging and exciting technique of magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Divided into three sections, this book provides coverage of the key areas of concern for researchers. The first, on how MRS is acquired, provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques, analysis, and pitfalls encountered in MRS; the second, on what can be seen by MRS, provides essential background physiology and biochemistry on the major metabolites studied; the final sections, on why MRS is used, constitutes a detailed guide to the major clinical and scientific uses of MRS, the current state of teh art, and recent innovations. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy will become the essential guide for people new to the technique and give those more familiar with MRS a new perspective. Chapters written by world-leading experts in the field Fully illustrated Covers both proton and non-proton MRS Includes the background to novel MRS imaging approaches



Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia Author John J. Nagelhout
ISBN-10 9781455706129
Release 2014
Pages 1375
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Written specifically for nurse anesthetists, Nurse Anesthesia, 5th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of both scientific principles and evidence-based practice. It offers a complete overview of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology, and offers practical coverage of equipment and anesthesia management. This edition includes updated information on pharmacokinetics, clinical monitoring, drug delivery systems, and complications, and revises chapters on airway management and anesthesia for cardiac surgery. Written by leading nurse anesthesia experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this perennial bestseller prepares anesthesia students and CRNAs for today's clinical anesthesia practice. Over 650 figures of anatomy, nurse anesthesia procedures, and equipment depict complex concepts and information. An easy-to-use organization covers basic principles first, and builds on those with individual chapters for each surgical specialty. UPDATED references make it quick and simple to find the latest and most important research in the field. Over 700 tables and boxes highlight the most essential information in a quick, easy-to-reference format. Expert CRNA authors provide the current clinical information you'll use in daily practice. UPDATED pharmacology information includes pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, opiate antagonists, and key induction drugs. Over 100 NEW photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of difficult anesthesia concepts. UPDATED Airway Management and Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery chapters are thoroughly revised. NEW coverage includes robotics, screening applications, and non-operating room best practices.



Chronic Pain and Exercise

Chronic Pain and Exercise Author Linn Karlsson
ISBN-10 9789176855188
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 96
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Chronic pain is common in western countries and entails considerable consequences for the afflicted individuals as well as for the society. Furthermore, chronic pain is complex including an advanced interplay between biological-, psychological- and social aspects. Treatment of chronic pain attempts to decrease pain intensity and increase physical-, psychological- and social functioning. However, the treatment of chronic pain is still not optimized. Different types of physical activity and exercise (PA&E) are commonly applied as non-pharmacological treatment strategies for chronic pain, but the most efficient type and dose of PA&E are unclear. In addition, adherence to prescribed PA&E is often troublesome, which further complicates the application of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain. The aim of this thesis is to increase the knowledge about PA&E as treatment for chronic pain regarding pain intensity, biochemical substances, adherence and attitudes. The findings of this thesis were that a long-term, home-based PA&E intervention comprising strength exercises as well as stretch exercises decreased pain intensity and increased function in women with chronic neck- and shoulder pain. Using microdialysis technique, differences in pain modulatory biochemical substances were found, before the intervention, in painful trapezius muscle compared to pain-free trapezius muscle. In addition, alterations in pain modulatory substances in painful trapezius muscle after the intervention were found, which possibly could imply peripheral physiological effects of PA&E. Furthermore, psychological factors could be associated to the effects of and adherence to the PA&E intervention. An intention to be physically active were expressed by patients with chronic pain, but a discordance between the intention and PA&E-behaviour were evident, even though the PA&E were experienced as valuable. In conclusion, this thesis strengthens the importance of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain. Especially, this thesis increases the knowledge about; possible peripheral pain inhibitory effects after long-term exercise; how psychological factors might affect the results of PA&E; and also about important behavioural aspects that might affect adherence to prescribed PA&E. This thesis highlights the need of more research on physiological pain inhibitory effects of long-term PA&E in chronic pain. Furthermore, improved methods for ensured adherence to prescribed PA&E are necessary in order to optimize the effect of PA&E as treatment for chronic pain.



Handbook of Cannabis

Handbook of Cannabis Author Roger G. Pertwee
ISBN-10 9780199662685
Release 2014
Pages 747
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Truly global in scope and with contributions from leading researchers around the world, The Handbook of Cannabis is the definitive resource on this fascinating drug. Combining scientific perspectives and clinical applications, it covers a vast array of topics, from why over the centuries cannabis has been used as a medicine, through the regulations facing those wishing to self-administer cannabis or provide cannabis-based medicines, to the chemical structure ofits many constituents and the rapidly growing group of synthetic cannabinoids that are currently being used for 'legal highs'.The Handbook of Cannabis is a one-stop reference; essentialreading for all clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists interested in this drug, as well as those working in the field of public health.



Psychedelic Chemistry

Psychedelic Chemistry Author Michael V. Smith
ISBN-10 0686306368
Release 1981
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Psychedelic Chemistry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Psychedelic Chemistry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Psychedelic Chemistry book for free.



Smart Mom s Guide to Essential Oils

Smart Mom s Guide to Essential Oils Author Mariza Snyder
ISBN-10 9781612436609
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 208
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Offers over 50 of the most useful essential oil recipes for tackling every mom's daily needs As a mother, you are always looking for ways to make your family safer, happier and healthier. This book shows how essential oils can help you achieve all those things. And you’ll save money! An easy-to-use handbook for creating natural solutions, green cleaners, and toxin-free personal care items, the Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils provides pure and potent recipes, including: • Peppermint and Grapefruit energizing air diffusion • Fennel and Eucalyptus respiratory relief rub • Citrus-infused cleaning spray and scrub • Lavender and Melaleuca skin-soothing salve • Chamomile and Vetiver stress reliever • Spearmint-powered digestive aid Your family’s wellness starts with you. That’s why this helpful handbook also features a powerful regimen to reduce stress, increase energy and sustain your own personal vitality.