Medicine

  • Glucose Homeostasis
    Glucose Homeostasis
    Editor Leszek Szablewski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1618-9
    174 pages, June, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 981 times.
    Most tissues and organs, such as the brain, need glucose constantly, as an important source of energy. The low blood concentrations of glucose (hypoglycemia) can cause seizures, loss of consciousness, and death. On the other hand, long lasting elevat ...
  • Tumors of the Central Nervous System - Primary and Secondary
    Tumors of the Central Nervous System - Primary and Secondary
    Editor Lee Roy Morgan
    ISBN 978-953-51-1576-2
    270 pages, June, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 872 times.
    A novel concept that is reviewed and discussed in several chapters in the book alludes to the transport of drugs bound to red blood cells into the highly vascular CNS tumors - both primary and metastatic. Such a transport mechanism is unique and of s ...
  • Inguinal Hernia
    Inguinal Hernia
    Editor Silvestro Canonico
    ISBN 978-953-51-1577-9
    132 pages, June, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 1316 times.
    The surgical treatment of hernia requires an extensive knowledge and technical ability. Astley Cooper stated that no disease of surgical interest requires so broad skills and knowledge as hernia and its variants. The history of groin hernia repair ev ...
  • Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease - Methods and Applications
    Advanced Brain Neuroimaging Topics in Health and Disease - Methods and Applications
    Editor T. Dorina Papageorgiou, George I. Christopoulos and Stelios M. Smirnakis
    ISBN 978-953-51-1203-7
    678 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 3398 times.
    The brain is the most complex computational device we know, consisting of highly interacting and redundant networks of areas, supporting specific brain functions. The rules by which these areas organize themselves to perform specific computations hav ...
  • Immune Response Activation
    Immune Response Activation
    Editor Guy Huynh Thien Duc
    ISBN 978-953-51-1374-4
    274 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 1265 times.
    The book Immune Response Activation is aiming to analyse the multifaceted aspects of the immune response, treating a number of representative cases in which the immune response is, on one hand, activated against pathogens, and, on the other hand, inv ...
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
    Peripheral Neuropathy
    Editor Paulo Armada-Da-Silva
    ISBN 978-953-51-1451-2
    114 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 1729 times.
    Peripheral Neuropathy offers an update on few of the hottest topics of diagnose, treatment and rehabilitation of peripheral nerve injuries. The book is composed of five chapters, each addressing a different topic, ranging from an analysis of the heig ...
  • Thyroid Disorders - Focus on Hyperthyroidism
    Thyroid Disorders - Focus on Hyperthyroidism
    Editor Gonzalo Diaz Soto
    ISBN 978-953-51-1384-3
    278 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 1534 times.
    The thyroid disorders are one of the most common and exciting areas of endocrinology. Hypothyroidism, multinodular goiter, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer are only few of the several implications that the thyroid disorders have in health. In fact, ...
  • Pancreatic Cancer - Insights into Molecular Mechanisms and Novel Approaches to Early Detection and Treatment
    Pancreatic Cancer - Insights into Molecular Mechanisms and Novel Approaches to Early Detection and Treatment
    Editor Kelly McCall
    ISBN 978-953-51-1375-1
    196 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 985 times.
    This book provides the reader with an update on recent findings related to the molecular basis for the development and progression of pancreatic cancer. This book also informs the reader about the link between obesity and pancreatic cancer, and how a ...