Medicine

  • Ultrasound Imaging
    Ultrasound Imaging
    Editor Masayuki Tanabe
    ISBN 978-953-307-239-5
    220 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 292407 times.
    In this book, we present a dozen state of the art developments for ultrasound imaging, for example, hardware implementation, transducer, beamforming, signal processing, measurement of elasticity and diagnosis. The editors would like to thank all the ...
  • Stem Cells in Clinic and Research
    Stem Cells in Clinic and Research
    Editor Ali Gholamrezanezhad
    ISBN 978-953-307-797-0
    816 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 216614 times.
    Based on our current understanding of cell biology and strong supporting evidence from previous experiences, different types of human stem cell populations are capable of undergoing differentiation or trans-differentiation into functionally and biolo ...
  • Implant Dentistry - A Rapidly Evolving Practice
    Implant Dentistry - A Rapidly Evolving Practice
    Editor Ilser Turkyilmaz
    ISBN 978-953-307-658-4
    544 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 209855 times.
    Implant dentistry has come a long way since Dr. Branemark introduced the osseointegration concept with endosseous implants. The use of dental implants has increased exponentially in the last three decades. As implant treatment became more predictable ...
  • Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice
    Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice
    Editor Stanley Shostak
    ISBN 978-953-307-225-8
    472 pages, March, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 218737 times.
    Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice does not 'boldly go where no one has gone before!' Rather, Cancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice boldly goes where the cutting edge of research theory meets the concrete challenges of clinical practice. Cance ...
  • Image Segmentation
    Image Segmentation
    Editor Pei-Gee Ho
    ISBN 978-953-307-228-9
    550 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 205445 times.
    It was estimated that 80% of the information received by human is visual. Image processing is evolving fast and continually. During the past 10 years, there has been a significant research increase in image segmentation. To study a specific object in ...
  • Tissue Engineering
    Tissue Engineering
    Editor Daniel Eberli
    ISBN 978-953-307-079-7
    534 pages, March, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 228380 times.
    The Tissue Engineering approach has major advantages over traditional organ transplantation and circumvents the problem of organ shortage. Tissues that closely match the patient’s needs can be reconstructed from readily available biopsies and subs ...
  • Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Editor Sylvie Manguin
    ISBN 978-953-51-1188-7
    828 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 55493 times.
    Anopheles mosquitoes are highly important insects due to their involvement in the transmission of human malaria and its devastating consequences in endemic countries worldwide. In 2010 alone, malaria was responsible for an estimated 660,000 deaths. A ...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells - Recent Advances in Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine
    Embryonic Stem Cells - Recent Advances in Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine
    Editor Craig Atwood
    ISBN 978-953-307-198-5
    412 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 146269 times.
    Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to revolutionise medicine, providing treatment options for a wide range of diseases and conditions that currently lack therapies or cures. This book describes recent advances in the generation of tissue speci ...
  • Hepatic Surgery
    Hepatic Surgery
    Editor Hesham Abdeldayem
    ISBN 978-953-51-0965-5
    654 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 63619 times.
    Longmire, called it a "hostile" organ because it welcomes malignant cells and sepsis so warmly, bleeds so copiously, and is often the ?rst organ to be injured in blunt abdominal trauma. To balance these negative factors, the liver has two great attri ...
  • Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock - Understanding a Serious Killer
    Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock - Understanding a Serious Killer
    Editor Ricardo Fernandez
    ISBN 978-953-307-950-9
    448 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 91708 times.
    Despite recent advances in the management of severe sepsis and septic shock, this condition continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Some experts usually consider sepsis as one of the most challenging syndromes because of its multiple p ...
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
    Editor Somnath Banerjee
    ISBN 978-953-51-1086-6
    326 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 42341 times.
    ADHD in children and adolescents is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which is recognized by the clinicians all over the world. ADHD is a clinical diagnosis based on reliable history, reports from home and school and a physical examination to rule out a ...
  • DNA Repair - On the Pathways to Fixing DNA Damage and Errors
    DNA Repair - On the Pathways to Fixing DNA Damage and Errors
    Editor Francesca Storici
    ISBN 978-953-307-649-2
    392 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 100951 times.
    DNA repair is fundamental to all cell types to maintain genomic stability. A collection of cutting-edge reviews, DNA Repair - On the pathways to fixing DNA damage and errors covers major aspects of the DNA repair processes in a large variety of organ ...
  • Hematology - Science and Practice
    Hematology - Science and Practice
    Editor Charles H. Lawrie
    ISBN 978-953-51-0174-1
    612 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 82540 times.
    Hematology encompasses the physiology and pathology of blood and of the blood-forming organs. In common with other areas of medicine, the pace of change in hematology has been breathtaking over recent years. There are now many treatment options avail ...
  • The Cardiovascular System - Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications
    The Cardiovascular System - Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications
    Editor David C. Gaze
    ISBN 978-953-51-0534-3
    492 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 64564 times.
    The cardiovascular system includes the heart located centrally in the thorax and the vessels of the body which carry blood. The cardiovascular (or circulatory) system supplies oxygen from inspired air, via the lungs to the tissues around the body. It ...
  • Anxiety and Related Disorders
    Anxiety and Related Disorders
    Editor Ágnes Szirmai
    ISBN 978-953-307-254-8
    292 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 79221 times.
    Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric disorders worldwide and many aspects of anxiety can be observed. Anxious patients often consult primary care physicians for their treatment, but in most cases they do not accept the diagnosis o ...
  • Genetics and Etiology of Down Syndrome
    Genetics and Etiology of Down Syndrome
    Editor Subrata Dey
    ISBN 978-953-307-631-7
    340 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 75455 times.
    This book provides a concise yet comprehensive source of current information on Down syndrome. Research workers, scientists, medical graduates and paediatricians will find it an excellent source for reference and review. This book has been divided in ...
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
    Ventricular Assist Devices
    Editor Jeffrey Shuhaiber
    ISBN 978-953-307-164-0
    222 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 75997 times.
    The assist devices will continue adding a large number of years of life to humans globally and empower the medical society to optimize heart failure therapy. While expensive and cumbersome task, the foundation provided in this book reflects a contemp ...
  • Acupuncture - Clinical Practice, Particular Techniques and Special Issues
    Acupuncture - Clinical Practice, Particular Techniques and Special Issues
    Editor Marcelo Saad
    ISBN 978-953-307-630-0
    150 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 52448 times.
    Acupuncture is growing in popularity world-wide. Acupuncture and related techniques are useful tools for treating a spectrum of diseases. However, there are still many areas of controversy connected to it due to the fact that mechanisms of action of ...
  • Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis
    Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis
    Editor Steven W. Kerrigan
    ISBN 978-953-51-1169-6
    132 pages, June, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 17442 times.
    Endocarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart and valves. It can be due to a non-infectious cause but when the inflammation is associated with an infection, usually bacterial, it is known as infective endocarditis. It is typically charac ...
  • Biomedical Imaging
    Biomedical Imaging
    Editor Youxin Mao
    ISBN 978-953-307-071-1
    108 pages, March, 2010
    All chapters downloaded 37411 times.
    Biomedical imaging is becoming an indispensable branch within bioengineering. This research field has recently expanded due to the requirement of high-level medical diagnostics and rapid development of interdisciplinary modern technologies. This b ...