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  • Tuberculosis - Expanding Knowledge
    Tuberculosis - Expanding Knowledge
    Editor Wellman Ribon
    ISBN 978-953-51-2139-8,
    238 pages, July, 2015
    Progress obtained by mycobacteriology in recent years is undeniable with regards to preventing, detecting, and treating cases of tuberculosis, millennial disease that is still present as public health issue worldwide. We present here high-impact rese ...
  • Alzheimer's Disease - Challenges for the Future
    Alzheimer's Disease - Challenges for the Future
    Editor Inga Zerr
    ISBN 978-953-51-2137-4,
    370 pages, July, 2015
    There is a wide scope of clinical phenomenology in Alzheimers disease, regarding the age of onset, presenting features, rate of progression and appearance of other clinical manifestation. Although clinical appearance and neuropathological hallmarks h ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mammography Techniques and Review
    Mammography Techniques and Review
    Editor Fabiano Cavalcanti Fernandes, Lourdes Mattos Brasil and Renato da Veiga Guadagnin
    ISBN 978-953-51-2138-1,
    120 pages, July, 2015
    Mammography remains at the backbone of medical tools to examine the human breast. The early detection of breast cancer typically uses adjunct tests to mammogram such as ultrasound, positron emission mammography, electrical impedance, Computer-aided d ...
  • Topics in Public Health
    Topics in Public Health
    Editor David Claborn
    ISBN 978-953-51-2132-9,
    306 pages, June, 2015
    Public health has been defined as the efforts of a community that allow a population to remain healthy. This definition is very inclusive, so elements of clinical care, health promotion and many other fields contribute to the larger discipline of pub ...
  • 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 ...
  • Major Depressive Disorder - Cognitive and Neurobiological Mechanisms
    Major Depressive Disorder - Cognitive and Neurobiological Mechanisms
    Editor Yong-Ku Kim
    ISBN 978-953-51-2129-9,
    154 pages, June, 2015
    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a complex and heterogeneous disorder, phenotypically and biologically. MDD may be caused by complex interaction between genes and environment in susceptible individuals. Thus, a combination of certain genetic polymo ...
  • 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 ...