” Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy “
Publisher:Humana Press | Pages:191 | 2007-07-16 | ISBN:1588298787 | PDF | 1.8 MB
Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy investigates intraperitoneal chemotherapy in a variety of complex and interesting ways. The volume details major clinical trails to date, including immunotherapy, hyperthermic treatment of colo-rectal and ovarian cancers. Authors also examine regional approaches to therapy, systemic therapy, and the use of carboplatin and paclitaxel as the standard treatment for women with stages III and IV ovarian cancer. Other chapters also investigate techniques and procedures in treatment, as well as the future direction of both normothermic and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
Publisher: Humana Press | Language: English | ISBN:1588292835 | 784 pages | Data: 2004 | PDF | 8 Mb
Description: An in-depth review by leading authorities of the latest therapies and techniques for rescuing persons in cardiac arrest. The authors explore the physiology behind current state-of-the-art clinical resuscitation and translate it into practical bedside recommendations, clinical tips, and expert techniques. Topics of interest include the epidemiology of sudden death, management of ventilation, chest compression technique training, public access defibrillation, drug delivery during CPR, the latest drug therapies, and cardiac arrest in disease, pregnancy, drowning, lightning strike, and trauma. The authors also review the major ongoing research in resuscitation science that will likely affect the next set of international resuscitation guidelines.
Robert E. Rakel , “Essential Family Medicine: Fundamentals and Cases”
Saunders | 2006-06-16 | ISBN: 1416023771 | 768 pages | CHM | 30,6 Mb
This textbook provides 46 case studies representing problems frequently encountered in primary care. They are authored by family physicians and are typical of patients seen in their practices. Each case includes a table listing the Key Points presented. An evidence-based grade is given to each reference.
Jr., Arthur J. Atkinson, Darrell R. Abernethy, Charles E. Daniels , Robert Dedrick, Sanford P. Markey, “Principles of Clinical Pharmacology”
Academic Press; 2 edition (September 20, 2006) | ISBN:0123694175 | 568 pages | PDF | 7,2 Mb
“Recent advances in pharmacogenetics, membrane transport, and biotechnology warrant a second edition of this excellent book…This will serve as an excellent text for an advanced course in principles of clinical pharmacology for graduate students, physicians, and PharmDs. Because of recent advances, the second edition is welcome.”
- Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, FOR DOODY’S
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The Miller Method: Developing the Capacities of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Stationary Office | Pages:320 | 2007-02-15 | ISBN: 1843107228 | 6 MB
The systems model of autism that that Dr. Miller presents in this book is internally related to the therapeutic program that he outlines: that is, his model of autism informs the principles and techniques employed in the Miller Method®. On this model, autism spectrum disorders are seen as the downstream effect of initial biological or processing challenges that constrain the child’s capacity to regulate or process his sensory impressions and/or to control his movements, thereby impairing his capacity to differentiate between himself and others. The child may have trouble achieving any sense of stability at all, or he may settle on behaviors that enable him to maintain a sense of order at the cost of further development.
“The Limits of Medicine “
Publisher:Cambridge University Press | Pages:264 | 2006-01-16 | ISBN:0521856310 | PDF | 0.9 MB
What are the final limits of medicine? What should we not try to cure medically, even if we had the necessary financial resources and technology? This book philosophically addresses these questions by examining two mirror-image debates in tandem. Members of certain groups, who are deemed by traditional standards to have a medical condition, such as deafness, obesity, or anorexia, argue that they have created their own cultures and ways of life. Curing their conditions would be a form of genocide. Members of other groups are seeking to provide medical treatment to what would conventionally be deemed cultural conditions. Mild neurotics who take anti-depressants to elevate their mood, runners who use steroids, or men and women seeking cosmetic surgery are asking for medical treatment for problems that might be solved culturally, by changing norms, pressures, or expectations in the broader culture. Each of these two debates endeavors to locate medicines final frontier and to articulate what it is that we should not treat medically even if we could. This volume analyzes what these two contemporary debates have to say to each other and thus offers a new way of determining medicines final limits.
“An Introduction to Forensic Genetics “
Publisher: Wiley | Pages:162 | 2007-11-02 | ISBN:0470010266 | PDF| 2.2 MB
An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is a comprehensive introduction to this fast moving area from the collection of evidence at the scene of a crime to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context. The last few years have seen significant advances in the subject and the development and application of genetics has revolutionised forensic science.
This book begins with the key concepts needed to fully appreciate the subject and moves on to examine the latest developments in the field, illustrated throughout with references to relevant casework. In addition to the technology involved in generating a DNA profile, the underlying population biology and statistical interpretation are also covered. The evaluation and presentation of DNA evidence in court is discussed as well with guidance on the evaluation process and how court reports and statements should be presented.
* An accessible introduction to Forensic Genetics from the collection of evidence to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context
* Includes case studies to enhance student understanding
* Includes the latest developments in the field focusing on the technology used today and that which is likely to be used in the future
* Accessible treatment of population biology and statistics associated with forensic evidence
This book offers undergraduate students of Forensic Science an accessible approach to the subject that will have direct relevance to their courses. An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is also an invaluable resource for postgraduates and practising forensic scientists looking for a good introduction to the field.
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Larry W. Swanson, ” Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan”
Oxford University Press, USA (October 31, 2002) | ISBN:0195105044 | 320 pages | CHM | 9,6 Mb
“Larry Swanson, one of the great contemporary students of brain anatomy, has given us a broad overview of the structure and function of the brain using insights from embryology and from evolutionary comparison to highlight the principles that govern the anatomical substrates of behavior. This book will be read avidly by both students and practicing scientists.”–Eric R. Kandel, M. D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
“Neuroanatomy is usually associated with boring memorization and dense terminology. But Swanson has brought the subject to life by focusing on the principles that underlie brain structure and function. These principles, illuminated by an historical perspective and placed in an evolutionary context, actually constitute a theory of brain. This book’s logical organization, intellectual sweep, and clear writing made it a joy for me to read.”–Charles F. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
“This short book deserves wide readership. It could serve both as a general introduction for the undergraduate and as a means to widen one’s horizon for the experienced researcher.”–Jan Voogd in Science
“I was pleasantly surprised by the comparative and evolutionary approach used to introduce the major concepts, and I was drawn in by the historical context in which the story is told…a clearly written and logically organized overview of the major functional subsivisions of the vertebrate nervous system, accompanied by a commentary on historical views of brain function. It will be a welcome addition to the libraries of students and anyone interested in the basic organization of the brain.”–Nature Neuroscience
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“The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison “
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA | Pages:436 | 2005-05-26 | ISBN:0192805991 | PDF | 1.3 MB
How can a chemical we need on a daily basis to keep us healthy be fatal at a different dose? Why should elements that are intrinsically dangerous be used in medicine? How did poisoners use the chemical properties of chemicals to cover their tracks? Emsley gives detailed histories of five of the most toxic elements - arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, highlighting some of the most famous murders and how the murderers used the chemical properties of elements to hide what they were doing. He shows how the elements have been behind many modern day environmental catastrophes including accidental mass poisonings from lead and arsenic, and the Minamata Bay Disaster in Japan. The array of fascinating stories shows how chemicals have impacted the lives of people ranging from the Greeks and Romans to Newton, Napoleon, Lucrezia Borgia, Mozart, Nelson Mandela, and Saddam Hussein. Emsley also touches on subjects close to home: cot deaths, laxatives, venereal disease, alleged cures for acne, hangovers, and insanity.