Medicine » Immunology, Allergology and Rheumatology

  • Immunopathology and Immunomodulation
    Immunopathology and Immunomodulation NEW
    Editor Krassimir Metodiev
    ISBN 978-953-51-2210-4
    310 pages, November, 2015
    This book is a continuation of the efforts of InTech to expand the scientific know-how in the field of immunopathology and bring valuable updated information to medical professionals and researchers. It consists of chapters related to various approac ...
  • The Non-Thrombotic Role of Platelets in Health and Disease
    The Non-Thrombotic Role of Platelets in Health and Disease NEW
    Editor Steve Kerrigan and Niamh Moran
    ISBN 978-953-51-2208-1
    246 pages, November, 2015
    Platelets play a key role in thrombosis and haemostasis. However recent evidence clearly demonstrates that the functional role of platelets extends to many other processes in the body. With an internationally recognised list of contributing authors, ...
  • Osteoarthritis - Progress in Basic Research and Treatment
    Osteoarthritis - Progress in Basic Research and Treatment
    Editor Qian Chen
    ISBN 978-953-51-2136-7
    272 pages, July, 2015
    The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), which most often affects the hip, knee, foot and hand. The degeneration of joint cartilage and changes in underlying bone and supporting tissues such as ligament leads to pain, stiffness, mov ...
  • Autoimmunity - Pathogenesis, Clinical Aspects and Therapy of Specific Autoimmune Diseases
    Autoimmunity - Pathogenesis, Clinical Aspects and Therapy of Specific Autoimmune Diseases
    Editor Katerina Chatzidionysiou
    ISBN 978-953-51-2134-3
    208 pages, June, 2015
    Autoimmunity is defined as an immune response against a self-antigen. This abnormal immune response can lead to tissue damage and to the development of autoimmune disease. From organ-specific autoimmune diseases, such as myasthenia gravis, to non-org ...
  • Allergic Diseases - New Insights
    Allergic Diseases - New Insights
    Editor Celso Pereira
    ISBN 978-953-51-2044-5
    244 pages, April, 2015
    Allergic diseases are one of the most prevalent diseases in the present with an undeniable correlation with development conditions and with the surrounding environment. Thus, it becomes imperative that the gradual understanding of the pathophysiology ...
  • Advances in Osteoporosis
    Advances in Osteoporosis
    Editor Yannis Dionyssiotis
    ISBN 978-953-51-2027-8
    174 pages, March, 2015
    A balanced regulation of bone formation and resorption in the healthy individual is required for a healthy bone. On the other side, there are many factors which can lead to alterations in bone density and microarchitecture. Menopause is a condition w ...
  • Acute Phase Proteins
    Acute Phase Proteins
    Editor Sabina Janciauskiene
    ISBN 978-953-51-1185-6
    188 pages, July, 2013
    The magnitude and rapidity of the changes in the concentrations of APPs, together with their short half-life, suggest an important role for these proteins in the establishment of host defense. APPs are regarded as having general functions in trapping ...
  • Topics in Osteoporosis
    Topics in Osteoporosis
    Editor Margarita Valdes Flores
    ISBN 978-953-51-1066-8
    288 pages, May, 2013
    Osteoporosis affects the osteo-articular system. However, there are hormonal, kidney related, gastrointestinal and neuromuscular factors among other, that can be involved in the etiopathogenesis of the disease. In the other hand, for osteoporosis pre ...