Medicine

  • The Latest in Peritoneal Dialysis
    The Latest in Peritoneal Dialysis
    Editor Abelardo Aguilera Peralta
    ISBN 978-953-51-1164-1
    114 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 3610 times.
    This book summarizes the advances and new concepts introduced in the last years on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and its complications. PD therapy is a renal replacement peritoneal membrane using a semi-permeable barrier to liquids and solutes. The abdomi ...
  • Amyloidosis
    Amyloidosis
    Editor Dali Feng
    ISBN 978-953-51-1100-9
    248 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 6638 times.
    Amyloidosis is an uncommon disorder characterized by the deposition of extracellular amyloid proteins in tissues. Significant advancement has been made recently, which not only provides insight in to the pathophysiology of the disease but also helps ...
  • Cardiomyopathies
    Cardiomyopathies
    Editor José Milei and Giuseppe Ambrosio
    ISBN 978-953-51-1103-0
    330 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 12582 times.
    The disease of the heart muscle may occur secondarily to common diseases, such as ischemic, hypertensive and valvular, among others. However, there is a group of conditions with intrinsic myocardial involvement from gene or multifactorial etiology, a ...
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Etiology, Diagnosis and Management - A Glance at the Future
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Etiology, Diagnosis and Management - A Glance at the Future
    Editor Giuseppe Lo Giudice
    ISBN 978-953-51-1113-9
    200 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 3685 times.
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible central vision loss in developed countries.There have been rapid developments of therapies that today can halt or even reverse aspects of vision loss resulting from AMD among ...
  • Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
    Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
    Editor Elena Aikawa
    ISBN 978-953-51-1150-4
    540 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 16598 times.
    Due to population aging, calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) has become the most common heart valve disease in Western countries. No therapies exist to slow this disease progression, and surgical valve replacement is the only effective treatment. Ca ...
  • Principles and Practice of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Principles and Practice of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Editor Michael S. Firstenberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-1156-6
    422 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 13605 times.
    The field of cardiothoracic surgery continues to evolve at a rapidly expanding rate. New technologies are under constant development and as patients present with more advanced pathophysiology and complex comorbidities, management becomes more depende ...
  • Advancements and Breakthroughs in Ultrasound Imaging
    Advancements and Breakthroughs in Ultrasound Imaging
    Editor Gunti Gunarathne
    ISBN 978-953-51-1159-7
    304 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 11153 times.
    Ultrasonic imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool available to medical practitioners, engineers and researchers today. Due to the relative safety, and the non-invasive nature, ultrasonic imaging has become one of the most rapidly advancing technologie ...
  • Practical Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis
    Practical Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis
    Editor Gaetano Serviddio
    ISBN 978-953-51-1109-2
    380 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 11835 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 ...