Medicine

  • COPD Clinical Perspectives
    COPD Clinical Perspectives
    Editor Ralph J. Panos
    ISBN 978-953-51-1624-0
    206 pages, July, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 3256 times.
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an increasingly recognized cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the next 10 years, deaths due to COPD are expected to increase by 30% and, by 2030, COPD is estimated to be the third leading cause of ...
  • Pain and Treatment
    Pain and Treatment
    Editor Gabor B. Racz and Carl E. Noe
    ISBN 978-953-51-1629-5
    342 pages, July, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 6182 times.
    This new edition reflects the evolution of the field including new topics for historical relevance regarding the changing attitudes towards opioid prescription and use. The book points out that the realization of liberalizing use is almost uncontrol ...
  • Topics in Paraplegia
    Topics in Paraplegia
    Editor Yannis Dionyssiotis
    ISBN 978-953-51-1621-9
    302 pages, July, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 5331 times.
    Spinal cord injury related paraplegia changes a person's life in a sudden way. The most important issue for physicians, therapists and caregivers is to manage the complications that arise, and help paraplegic subjects return to a productive integrate ...
  • Glucose Homeostasis
    Glucose Homeostasis
    Editor Leszek Szablewski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1618-9
    174 pages, June, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 2562 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 2164 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 3712 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 7446 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 3096 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 ...