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  • Novel Insights on Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury and Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Novel Insights on Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury and Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Edited by Soundarapandian Vijayakumar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0234-2,
    144 pages, March, 2012
    This book offers novel insights on topics such as congenital obstructive nephropathy, cerebral-renal salt wasting, and the role of hemoglobin variability in clinical outcomes of CKD which are not very often discussed in the literature. With comprehen ...
  • Herpesviridae - A Look Into This Unique Family of Viruses
    Herpesviridae - A Look Into This Unique Family of Viruses
    Edited by George D. Magel and Stephen Tyring
    ISBN 978-953-51-0186-4,
    330 pages, March, 2012
    In order to fully understand the nature of viruses, it is important to look at them from both, their basic science and clinical, standpoints. Our goal with this book was to dissect Herpesviridae into its biological properties and clinical significanc ...
  • Anemia
    Anemia
    Edited by Donald S. Silverberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-0138-3,
    480 pages, February, 2012
    This book provides an up- to- date summary of many advances in our understanding of anemia, including its causes and pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis, and the morbidity and mortality associated with it. Special attention is paid to the anemia of ch ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - Analyzing the Origin of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Pathogenicity
    Understanding Tuberculosis - Analyzing the Origin of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Pathogenicity
    Edited by Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-942-4,
    570 pages, February, 2012
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an attempt to understand the extent to which the bacilli has adapted itself to the host and to its final target. On the other hand, there is a section in which other specialists discuss how to manipulate this immune resp ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - Deciphering the Secret Life of the Bacilli
    Understanding Tuberculosis - Deciphering the Secret Life of the Bacilli
    Edited by Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-946-2,
    344 pages, February, 2012
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as recent investigations demonstrate, has a complex signaling expression, which allows its close interaction with the environment and one of its most renowned properties: the ability to persist for long periods of time und ...
  • Lyme Disease
    Lyme Disease
    Edited by Ali Karami
    ISBN 978-953-51-0057-7,
    170 pages, February, 2012
    Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by bacteria belonging to the genus borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi, in the strict sense. This book deals mostly with the molecular biology of the Lyme disease agent orrelia bu ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - New Approaches to Fighting Against Drug Resistance
    Understanding Tuberculosis - New Approaches to Fighting Against Drug Resistance
    Edited by Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-948-6,
    386 pages, February, 2012
    In 1957, a Streptomyces strain, the ME/83 (S.mediterranei), was isolated in the Lepetit Research Laboratories from a soil sample collected at a pine arboretum near Saint Raphael, France. This drug was the base for the chemotherapy with Streptomicine. ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - Global Experiences and Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis
    Understanding Tuberculosis - Global Experiences and Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis
    Edited by Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-938-7,
    562 pages, February, 2012
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a disease that is transmitted through aerosol. This is the reason why it is estimated that a third of humankind is already infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The vast majority of the infected do not know about their ...