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The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery

The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery Author Babak Kateb
ISBN-10 9781439849415
Release 2013-07-25
Pages 602
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Nanoneuroscience, nanoneurosurgery, and nanobioelectronics have the potential to revolutionize medicine and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders over the next 10-20 years. The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery presents a state-of-the-art review of the field, providing current information about nanoplatforms and their use in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroscience, and neuroradiology. The text also reviews the latest regulatory guidelines that influence the translation of nanotechnological research from the laboratory to the clinic, as well as the most recent information on biodevices and pharmaceutical spinoffs. It highlights presidential and congressional initiatives and programs that may significantly impact the field in the near future. Chapters discuss the latest science and technologies—which are applied to diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders—as well as regulatory issues that impact product development. This volume describes advances that have already been translated to the clinic or hold significant promise for future application in nanoneurosurgery, as well as their potential impact. A full-color text, the book contains contributions by more than 120 researchers, original and descriptive illustrations, and more than 3,000 references. Offering broad coverage of nanotechnological applications in diverse areas and addressing FDA regulation and healthcare policy, this volume provides a foundation of ideas and methods for scientists and physicians to devise successful, less invasive procedures for future treatment of nervous system disorders.



Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping Author Yu Chen
ISBN-10 9781482236866
Release 2017-06-14
Pages 585
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Understanding how the brain works and developing effective therapeutics are important in advancing neuroscience and improving clinical patient care. This book covers state-of-the-art research and development in optical technologies and applications for brain mapping and therapeutics. It provides a comprehensive overview of various methods developed using light, both microscopic and macroscopic techniques. Recent developments in minimally-invasive endoscopic imaging of deep brain structure and function, as well as light-based therapy are also reviewed.



The Textbook of Advanced Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

The Textbook of Advanced Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping Author Yu Chen
ISBN-10 1482236850
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 488
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Understanding how the brain works and developing effective therapeutics are important in advancing neuroscience and improving clinical patient care. This book covers state-of-the-art research and development in optical technologies and applications for brain mapping and therapeutics. It provides a comprehensive overview of various methods developed using light, both microscopic and macroscopic techniques. Recent developments in minimally-invasive endoscopic imaging of deep brain structure and function, as well as light-based therapy are also reviewed.



Technological Advances in Surgery Trauma and Critical Care

Technological Advances in Surgery  Trauma and Critical Care Author Rifat Latifi
ISBN-10 9781493926718
Release 2015-09-25
Pages 659
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This text is designed to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to technological advances the field trauma, critical care and many aspects of surgical science and practice. Care of these patients and clinical conditions can be quite complex, and materials have been collected from the most current, evidence-based resources. The sections of the text have been structured to review the overall scope of issues dealing with trauma, critical care and surgery, including cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, urology, gynecology and obstetrics, fetal surgery and orthopedics. This volume represents the most comprehensive textbook covering a wide range of topics and technological advances including genomics and nanotechnologies that affect patients’ care and surgeons’ practice daily. The multidisciplinary authorship includes experts from all aspects of trauma, surgery and critical care. The volume highlights the dramatic changes in the field including hand held devices and smart phones used in daily medical and surgical practice, complex computers in the critical care units around the world, and robotics performing complex surgical procedures and tissue engineering. Technological Advances in Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in trauma, critical care, and all the specialties of surgery. It provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.



Teaching the Taboo

Teaching the Taboo Author Rick Ayers
ISBN-10 9780807772867
Release 2014
Pages 143
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Rick and William Ayers renew their challenge to teachers to teach initiative, to teach imagination, to “teach the taboo” in the new edition of this bestseller. Drawing from a lifetime of deep commitment to students, teaching, and social justice, the authors update their powerful critique of schooling and present classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today’s hotly debated issues. They invite educators to live a teaching life of questioning—to imagine classrooms where every established and received bit of wisdom, common sense, orthodoxy, and dogma is open for examination, interrogation, and rethinking. Teaching the Taboo, Second Edition is an insightful guide to effective pedagogy and essential reading for anyone looking to evolve as an educator. What’s new for the second edition of Teaching the Taboo! A deeper exploration of issues of white privilege and racism and war and peace. A more thorough examination of the problems with math and science education, including possible solutions. An expanded exploration of the importance of creative writing for validating individual and community experiences. A more thorough discussion of Freire’s work and comparison to the radical teaching projects of African American activists in the south during the Freedom Schools. An in-depth look at how students can be part of co-constructing historical narratives and analyses. An update on school struggles in Atlanta, Chicago, and Seattle. Praise for the first edition of Teaching the Taboo! “For those frustrated by the thrust of educational 'reform' this book provides what can be described as both a challenge and a set of alternatives.” —Education Review “Drawing from a lifetime of deep thinking about education and courageous commitment to precious students, Rick and William Ayers have given us a marvelous book. Their devastating critique of the pervasive market models in education and their powerful defense of democratic forms of imagination in schools are so badly needed in our present-day crisis!” —Cornel West, Princeton University “Teaching the Taboo is provocative, challenging, funny in places, wild but sensible enough to be useful, inspiring, and practical for educators who are working to negate the educational madness that is infecting the schools.” —Herb Kohl, author of 36 Children and Painting Chinese Rick Ayers is a university instructor and founder of the Communication Arts and Sciences small school at Berkeley High School, and teaches at the University of San Francisco. William Ayers is a school reform activist and a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.



Natural Polymer Drug Delivery Systems

Natural Polymer Drug Delivery Systems Author Saurabh Bhatia
ISBN-10 9783319411293
Release 2016-09-21
Pages 223
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This book describes 200 bio-polymers, including the most recent and advanced nanotechnology applications. The applications of various bio-medical and other future potential uses are covered and examined in depth. Systematic discussion of current leading natural polymers is also included.



Liposomes in Analytical Methodologies

Liposomes in Analytical Methodologies Author Katie A. Edwards
ISBN-10 9789814669276
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 480
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Liposomes have been widely explored in the drug delivery realm over the past decades. Many of the properties that made them well suited for drug delivery applications, such as the internal space to encapsulate a large payload of molecules and the inherent protection from exterior stresses, have also been exploited in various analytical techniques. Liposomes in Analytical Methodologies provides an extensive coverage of their utility, ranging from historic developments to actively researched techniques written by expert investigators. The introductory chapter serves as a primer on the fundamentals of liposomes for analytical purposes and provides an overview of various applications, while subsequent chapters provide in-depth coverage of selected areas. With techniques ranging from liposome PCR to electrophoretic separations, readers will gain an appreciation for the versatility that liposomes can add to the analytical toolbox.



Git Recipes

Git Recipes Author Wlodzimierz Gajda
ISBN-10 9781430261049
Release 2014-01-20
Pages 420
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Whether you're relatively new to git or you need a refresher, or if you just need a quick, handy reference for common tasks in git, Git Recipes is just the reference book you need. With recipes to cover any task you can think of, including working with GitHub and git on BitBucket, Git Recipes shows you how to work with large repositories, new repositories, forks, clones, conflicts, differences, and it even gives you practical scenarios you may find yourself dealing with while using git. If you work with Git at all, you need this hands-on, practical reference for all things Git.



Pediatric Applications of Transcranial Doppler Sonography

Pediatric Applications of Transcranial Doppler Sonography Author Harald Bode
ISBN-10 9783709189856
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 144
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The measurement of the cerebral circulation in children, particularly in newborns and young infants, has for a long time been high on the list of needs in clinical and scientific pediatrics. The methods available to date have either been too unreliable or unsuitable for use on children. In the course of a research project at the Department of Pediatrics of the Uni versity of Freiburg, Dr. Harald Bode has made the first systematic ex amination of the cerebral circulation of children using transcranial Doppler sonography. Over 500 children with ages between 0 and 18 years were included in this exhaustive study, documenting Doppler measurements in about 3,000 basal cerebral arteries. Basic reference values were obtained which involved adapting the methodology and available equipment to the special re quirements of the pediatrician. Moreover, the influence of biological and physiological factors on these Doppler values has also been considered in addition to those of disease and therapy. The result is an impressive record of the many applications of trans cranial Doppler sonography during childhood. It is not difficult to predict that this methodology will be of lasting value and capable of further de velopment. I hope this book receives the attention it undoubtedly deserves and that the author is able to continue in realizing his fruitful scientific ideas in clinical pediatric practice.



Communication with and on Behalf of Patients

Communication with and on Behalf of Patients Author Javad Hekmatpanah
ISBN-10 1481252178
Release 2013-04
Pages 234
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Part of suffering from an illness is the fear of not knowing what might happen. One needs information about the illness, about treatments, and about the outcome. Patients appreciate when their autonomy is respected and they are given options to choose from. But for them to find the right choice is often like looking in the dark, to find a path they never took before. No one is in a better position than the doctor to shed light on the paths and to guide them for the best choice to make. This book describes what a patient needs to know and what the doctor needs to communicate to enable the patient to make choices that are rational, based on medical standards, and can best lead to recovery. Such communication takes time, can be arduous, yet it is a doctor's duty and is essential for a harmonious doctor-patient relationship.



MCQs in Plastic Surgery

MCQs in Plastic Surgery Author Kayvan Shokrollahi,
ISBN-10 9781908986443
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 306
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Multiple Choice Questions in Plastic Surgery provides over 400 questions, answers and explanations covering the breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery including burns. The expansive array of questions with detailed explanations and references will provide a solid foundation for those preparing for final specialty examinations such as the American Boards, the FRCS (Plast), EBOPRAS, MCh and others. The questions are drawn from international experts and are up-to-date with the latest concepts and techniques, including face transplantation, new trends in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, and recent scientific advances. It will therefore appeal to those interested in plastic surgery education globally. In particular, it will help plastic surgeons to keep up-to-date in the specialty, and demonstrate this through continuing medical education (CME) and for processes of revalidation.



Biomedical Nanotechnology

Biomedical Nanotechnology Author Neelina H. Malsch
ISBN-10 9781420028621
Release 2005-04-14
Pages 232
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Biomedical nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing fields of research across the globe. However, even the most promising technologies may never realize their full potential if public and political opinions are galvanized against them, a situation clearly evident in such controversial fields as cloning and stem cell research. Biomedical Nanotechnology presents state-of-the-art research in the field and also considers the socio-political risks and perceptions of this important science. Contributed by prominent experts in this expansive and interdisciplinary field, Biomedical Nanotechnology examines developments in three sub-fields: nanodrugs and drug delivery; prostheses and implants; and diagnostics and screening technologies. The authors compare new capabilities introduced by nanotechnology to traditional methods of release, target, and controlled drug delivery in the body. They also consider the challenge of understanding and controlling the biological processes involved upon implantation and discuss nanoscale sensors for biological chemical detection and biodefense. The book concludes with individual chapters devoted to the social and economic context of nanotechnologies and to their potential risks and possible solutions. By outlining cutting-edge research in the context of pressing global medical needs and potential risks, this authoritative reference supplies a holistic treatment of biomedical nanotechnology that enables us to understand its implications and decide the best way to move forward.



Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine

Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine Author Tuan Vo-Dinh
ISBN-10 9781439893791
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 740
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The second edition of Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine is intended to serve as an authoritative reference source for a broad audience involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice of nanotechnology in life sciences. This technology, which is on the scale of molecules, has enabled the development of devices smaller and more efficient than anything currently available. To understand complex biological nanosystems at the cellular level, we urgently need to develop a next-generation nanotechnology tool kit. It is believed that the new advances in genetic engineering, genomics, proteomics, medicine, and biotechnology will depend on our mastering of nanotechnology in the coming decades. The integration of nanotechnology, material sciences, molecular biology, and medicine opens the possibility of detecting and manipulating atoms and molecules using nanodevices, which have the potential for a wide variety of biological research topics and medical uses at the cellular level. This book presents the most recent scientific and technological advances of nanotechnology for use in biology and medicine. Each chapter provides introductory material with an overview of the topic of interest; a description of methods, protocols, instrumentation, and applications; and a collection of published data with an extensive list of references for further details. The goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent advances in instrumentation, methods, and applications in areas of nanobiotechnology, integrating interdisciplinary research and development of interest to scientists, engineers, manufacturers, teachers, and students.



Brain Surgeon

Brain Surgeon Author Keith Black
ISBN-10 9780446544528
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 240
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Welcome to tiger country: the treacherous territory where a single wrong move by a brain surgeon can devastate-or end-a patient's life. This is the terrain world-renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black, MD, enters every day to produce virtual medical miracles. Now, in BRAIN SURGEON, Dr. Black invites readers to shadow his breathtaking journeys into the brain as he battles some of the deadliest and most feared tumors known to medical science. Along the way, he shares his unique insights about the inner workings of the brain, his unwavering optimism for the future of medicine, and the extraordinary stories of his patients-from ministers and rock stars to wealthy entrepreneurs and uninsured students-whom he celebrates as the real heroes. BRAIN SURGEON offers a window into one man's remarkable mind, revealing the anatomy of the unflinching confidence of this master surgeon, whose personal journey brought him from life as a young African-American boy growing up in the civil rights era South to the elite world of neurosurgery. Through Dr. Black's white-knuckle descriptions of some of the most astonishing medical procedures performed today, he reveals the beauty and marvel of the human brain and the strength and heroism of his patients who refuse to see themselves as victims. Ultimately, BRAIN SURGEON is an inspiring story of the struggle to overcome odds-whether as a man, a doctor, or a patient. "BRAIN SURGEON is an inspirational book about true heroes-readers will marvel at Keith Black's achievements both as a doctor and as a man, and will be in awe of his patients' courage and will to survive." --Denzel Washington I often get asked who the best doctor is in the world for various ailments. Truth is, it's a hard question. When it comes to brain tumors, however, the answer is pretty clear: Keith Black. He is the doctor people find when all the other doctors have given up. He is that guy. This book is about the heroic patients he has already helped and saved. If you want a rare, behind-the-curtain look at the life of one of the most pre-eminent neurosurgeons in the world, pick up Brain Surgeon. And Keith, from one brain surgeon to another: thank you for honoring our profession. Well done. --Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN and New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Life



The Fractal Geometry of the Brain

The Fractal Geometry of the Brain Author Antonio Di Ieva
ISBN-10 9781493939954
Release 2016-09-04
Pages 585
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Reviews the most intriguing applications of fractal analysis in neuroscience with a focus on current and future potential, limits, advantages, and disadvantages. Will bring an understanding of fractals to clinicians and researchers also if they do not have a mathematical background, and will serve as a good tool for teaching the translational applications of computational models to students and scholars of different disciplines. This comprehensive collection is organized in four parts: (1) Basics of fractal analysis; (2) Applications of fractals to the basic neurosciences; (3) Applications of fractals to the clinical neurosciences; (4) Analysis software, modeling and methodology.



Neurology Board Review

Neurology Board Review Author Amy McGregor
ISBN-10 9780190498412
Release 2016-05-02
Pages 224
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Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers is an easy to read guide that was created to prepare the reader for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certification and recertification exams. It was specifically designed to cover the topics listed in the ABPN content outline, which should be used in tandem with this book, and includes questions about recent practice parameters published by the American Academy of Neurology. Formatted in a user-friendly way, utilizing case-based and multiple choice questions, this book promotes absorption of key facts and neurological concepts quickly and on-the-go. This authoritative resource provides an in-depth look at basic neuroscience, critical care and trauma, cerebrovascular diseases, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, psychiatry, behavioral neurology, clinical neurophysiology, headaches and pain, metabolic disorders, pediatric neurology and sleep disorders. With over 1,000 questions, Neurology Board Review illustrates key concepts using short and pithy explanations; including informative illustrations, descriptive tables, and a list of further readings at the end of each section. This is the perfect study aid for residents and neurologists alike.



Molecular Imaging

Molecular Imaging Author Ralph Weissleder
ISBN-10 1607950057
Release 2010
Pages 1357
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The field of molecular imaging of living subjects have evolved considerably and have seen spectacular advances in chemistry, engineering and biomedical applications. This textbook was designed to fill the need for an authoritative source for this multi-disciplinary field. We have been fortunate to recruit over 80 leading authors contributing 75 individual chapters. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the book is broken into six different sections: "Molecular Imaging technologies", "Chemistry", "Molecular Imaging in Cell and Molecular Biology", "Applications of Molecular Imaging", "Molecular Imaging in Drug Evaluation" with the final section comprised of chapters on computation, bioinformatics and modeling. The organization of this large amount of information is logical and strives to avoid redundancies among chapters. It encourages the use of figures to illustrate concepts and to provide numerous molecular imaging examples.