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  • Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Editor Sylvie Manguin
    ISBN 978-953-51-1188-7
    813 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 51927 times.
    Anopheles mosquitoes are highly important insects due to their involvement in the transmission of human malaria and its devastating consequences in endemic countries worldwide. In 2010 alone, malaria was responsible for an estimated 660,000 deaths. A ...
  • Current Topics in Tropical Medicine
    Current Topics in Tropical Medicine
    Editor Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-0274-8
    564 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 102047 times.
    Tropical Medicine has emerged and remained as an important discipline for the study of diseases endemic in the tropic, particularly those of infectious etiology. Emergence and reemergence of many tropical pathologies have recently aroused the interes ...
  • Tuberculosis - Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management
    Tuberculosis - Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management
    Editor Bassam H. Mahboub and Mayank G. Vats
    ISBN 978-953-51-1049-1
    489 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 38497 times.
    Data are rapidly accumulating from all over the world regarding the efficacy of standardized treatment regimens for drug-sensitive, drug-resistant TB and latent TB infection. While we are facing the menace of multi drug-resistant TB [MDR-TB], extens ...
  • Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium
    Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium
    Editor Marina Pana
    ISBN 978-953-51-0472-8
    576 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 62635 times.
    Antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains remain a major global threat, despite the prevention, diagnosis and antibiotherapy, which have improved considerably. In this thematic issue, the scientists present their results of accomplished studies, in orde ...
  • Anemia
    Anemia
    Editor Donald S. Silverberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-0138-3
    440 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 62698 times.
    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 ...
  • Zoonosis
    Zoonosis
    Editor Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-0479-7
    436 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 55623 times.
    Zoonotic diseases are mainly caused by bacterial, viral or parasitic agents although "unconventional agents" such as prions could also be involved in causing zoonotic diseases. Many of the zoonotic diseases are a public health concern but also affect ...
  • Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
    Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
    Editor Ahmad Nikibakhsh
    ISBN 978-953-307-393-4
    294 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 69612 times.
    Complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) are a major cause of hospital admissions and are associated with significant morbidity and health care costs. Knowledge of baseline risk of urinary tract infection can help clinicians make informed diagnos ...
  • Pancreatic Cancer - Molecular Mechanism and Targets
    Pancreatic Cancer - Molecular Mechanism and Targets
    Editor Sanjay K. Srivastava
    ISBN 978-953-51-0410-0
    432 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 55000 times.
    This book provides the reader with an overall understanding of the biology of pancreatic cancer, hereditary, complex signaling pathways and alternative therapies. The book explains nutrigenomics and epigenetics mechanisms such as DNA methylation, whi ...
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Editor Nancy Malla
    ISBN 978-953-51-0258-8
    244 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 40389 times.
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are spread primarily through person to person sexual contact. There are more than 30 different sexually transmissible bacteria, viruses and parasites. STIs lead to high morbidity and complica ...
  • Current Perspectives in HIV Infection
    Current Perspectives in HIV Infection
    Editor Shailendra K. Saxena
    ISBN 978-953-51-1057-6
    469 pages, April, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 16806 times.
    This book gives a comprehensive overview of HIV and AIDS including NeuroAIDS, as well as general concepts of pathology, immunity and immunopathology, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and etiology to current clinical recommendations in management of ...
  • Schistosomiasis
    Schistosomiasis
    Editor Mohammad Bagher Rokni
    ISBN 978-953-307-852-6
    310 pages, January, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 36685 times.
    In the wake of the invitation by InTech, this book was written by a number of prominent researchers in the field. It is set to present a compendium of all necessary and up-to-date data to all who are interested. Schistosomiasis or blood fluke disease ...
  • Biomarker
    Biomarker
    Editor Tapan Kumar Khan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0577-0
    392 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 29478 times.
    Clinicians, scientists, and health care professionals use biomarkers or biological markers as a measure of a person’s present health condition or response to interventions. An ideal -biomarker should have the following criteria: (I) ability to dete ...
  • Renal Failure - The Facts
    Renal Failure - The Facts
    Editor Momir Polenakovic
    ISBN 978-953-51-0630-2
    270 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 26370 times.
    The book "Renal Failure - The Facts" consists of some facts about diagnosis, etiopathogenis and treatment of acute and chronic renal failure. Acute, as well as chronic renal failure is great medical problems and their treatment is a burden for the bu ...
  • Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
    Editor Peter A. Clark
    ISBN 978-953-51-0169-7
    162 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 27598 times.
    The main strength of this book is the international exchange of ideas that will not only highlight many of these crucial bioethical issues but will strengthen the discipline of bioethics both nationally and globally. A critical exchange of ideas allo ...
  • Practical Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis
    Practical Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis
    Editor Gaetano Serviddio
    ISBN 978-953-51-1109-2
    371 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 10986 times.
    Continuous acquisition of new knowledge in Medicine is essential to ensure progression in diagnostics and therapeutics. In the last decade the discipline of Hepatology has achieved critical progress in the treatment of viral hepatitis. The present bo ...
  • Evidence Based Medicine - Closer to Patients or Scientists?
    Evidence Based Medicine - Closer to Patients or Scientists?
    Editor Nikolaos M. Sitaras
    ISBN 978-953-51-0504-6
    166 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 22836 times.
    Evidence-based medicine (EBM) was introduced to the best benefit of the patient. It has transformed the pathophysiological approach to the outcome approach of today's treatments. Disease-oriented to patient-oriented medicine. And, for some, daily med ...
  • Toxoplasmosis - Recent Advances
    Toxoplasmosis - Recent Advances
    Editor Olgica Djurković Djaković
    ISBN 978-953-51-0746-0
    186 pages, September, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 15654 times.
    A ubiquitous organism able to infect all mammals and birds, which has been estimated to infect one third of the global human population, Toxoplasma gondii is the most successful parasite on Earth, and toxoplasmosis a major zoonotic disease. A current ...
  • Advanced Topics in Neurological Disorders
    Advanced Topics in Neurological Disorders
    Editor Ken-Shiung Chen
    ISBN 978-953-51-0303-5
    242 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 19310 times.
    This book presents recent advances in the field of Neurological disorders research. It consists of 9 chapters encompassing a wide range of areas including bioengineering, stem cell transplantation, gene therapy, proteomic analysis, alternative treatm ...
  • Preterm Birth
    Preterm Birth
    Editor Offer Erez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0952-5
    189 pages, January, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 8163 times.
    The preterm parturition syndrome is one of the major obstetrical complications of our time. Understanding the mechanisms leading to prematurity may assist the clinician to tailor the desired treatment that is suitable to the mechanisms leading to pre ...
  • Infection Control
    Infection Control
    Editor Silpi Basak
    ISBN 978-953-51-1145-0
    92 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 4877 times.
    Health Care associated infection (HAI) is an emerging problem worldwide. HAI causes increased morbidity, mortality and average length of stay of the patient in the hospital. HAI also imposes economic burden on the patient, health care set up and als ...