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  • Embryonic Stem Cells - Differentiation and Pluripotent Alternatives
    Embryonic Stem Cells - Differentiation and Pluripotent Alternatives
    Editor Michael S. Kallos
    ISBN 978-953-307-632-4,
    518 pages, October, 2011
    The ultimate clinical implementation of embryonic stem cells will require methods and protocols to turn these unspecialized cells into the fully functioning cell types found in a wide variety of tissues and organs. In order to achieve this, it is ne ...
  • Acupuncture - Concepts and Physiology
    Acupuncture - Concepts and Physiology
    Editor Marcelo Saad
    ISBN 978-953-307-410-8,
    246 pages, October, 2011
    Acupuncture and related techniques are useful tools for treating a spectrum of diseases. However, there are still many areas of controversy surrounding it. We hope this book can contribute to guide the advance of this ancient medical art. In the pres ...
  • Acute Phase Proteins as Early Non-Specific Biomarkers of Human and Veterinary Diseases
    Acute Phase Proteins as Early Non-Specific Biomarkers of Human and Veterinary Diseases
    Editor Francisco Veas
    ISBN 978-953-307-873-1,
    420 pages, October, 2011
    The two volumes of Acute Phase Proteins book consist of chapters that give a large panel of fundamental and applied knowledge on one of the major elements of the inflammatory process during the acute phase response, i.e., the acute phase proteins exp ...
  • Liver Biopsy in Modern Medicine
    Liver Biopsy in Modern Medicine
    Editor Yoshiaki Mizuguchi
    ISBN 978-953-307-883-0,
    388 pages, October, 2011
    Liver biopsy, first performed by Paul Ehrlich in 1883, remains an important diagnostic procedure for the management of hepatobiliary disorders and the candidate/donated organ for transplantation. The book "Liver biopsy in Modern Medicine" comprises 2 ...
  • Angina Pectoris
    Angina Pectoris
    Editor Federico Piscione
    ISBN 978-953-307-359-0,
    192 pages, October, 2011
    Angina is the most common disorder affecting patients with ischemic heart disease. This book provides a thorough review of fundamental principles of diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of angina pectoris, representing an invaluable resource not ...
  • Rectal Cancer - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management
    Rectal Cancer - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management
    Editor Giulio Aniello Santoro
    ISBN 978-953-307-758-1,
    410 pages, October, 2011
    Dramatic improvements in medicine over the last few years have resulted in more reliable and accessible diagnostics and treatment of rectal cancer. Given the complex physiopathology of this tumor, the approach should not be limited to a single specia ...
  • Aortic Stenosis - Etiology, Pathophysiology and Treatment
    Aortic Stenosis - Etiology, Pathophysiology and Treatment
    Editor Masanori Hirota
    ISBN 978-953-307-660-7,
    264 pages, October, 2011
    Currently, aortic stenosis (AS) is the most prevalent valvular disease in developed countries. Pathological and molecular mechanisms of AS have been investigated in many aspects. And new therapeutic devices such as transcatheter aortic valve implanta ...
  • Hypoglycemia - Causes and Occurrences
    Hypoglycemia - Causes and Occurrences
    Editor Everlon Cid Rigobelo
    ISBN 978-953-307-657-7,
    250 pages, October, 2011
    Glucose is an essential metabolic substrate of all mammalian cells being the major carbohydrate presented to the cell for energy production and also many other anabolic requirements. Hypoglycemia is a disorder where the glucose serum concentration i ...