|Colony-Stimulating Factors: Molecular & Cellular Biology, Second Edition,
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Author: John M. Garland
Concentrating on proven data and adopting a structure-function approach, this text provides grounding for an intricate understanding of the molecular biology, physiological mechanisms, and routine clinical use in disease settings of colony-stimulating factors (CSFs). This edition includes eight additional chapters, with updates of recently-discovered and established CSFs, each indexed individually.
|Hepatitis C Virus: From Laboratory to Clinic (Biomedical Research Topics)
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Author: Mark A. Feitelson
This multidisciplinary overview covers basic concepts related to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, development of serological and nucleic acid tests to detect infection, the structure of the virus genome, generation of virus gene products, and proposed replication scheme. The volume discusses the epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis of infection, the development of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with chronic virus infection, and current strategies for treatment. It also discusses advances in cell culture systems, animal models of infection, and emerging treatments and vaccine development.
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Author: Nguyen-Khoa Man
World-wide, more than 500,000 people are currently receiving long-term hemodialysis. A large number of patients live longer than 20 years after commencement of the therapy, facts which have established the value of hemodialysis as a therapeutic method with no theoretical limitation on the length of survival it offers to patients. Given the major theoretical advances in both the technology and medical knowledge since its early stages, it is now time to present an up to date coverage of all its technical and clinical aspects.
Long-Term Hemodialysis covers the most recent developments in the area, particular attention being paid to biocompatibility, adequacy of dialysis, and patient nutrition. Special emphasis is placed on the many clinical problems encountered in the care of the dialysis patient, since proper management may prevent most uremic complications and will improve the well-being of the patient in the long term.
The book is written in such an understandable, concise style, assisted by a large number of illustrations, that not only health-care professionals will easily understand the essentials of hemodialysis; the patients themselves will also be able to profit greatly from reading the book.
|Mechanisms in Blood Coagulation, Fibrinolysis and the Complement System
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Author: Torben Halkier
Blood coagulation and fibrinolysis has been traditionally classed as a part of hematology and the complement system as a part of immunology. An analysis of these two systems at a molecular level, however, has revealed some intriguing evolutionary relationships among some of the macromolecules involved. Evidently, there are similarities in the cascade of reactions that characterize the processes. It is therefore highly suitable that these topics are presented together in one volume. This book presents a thorough explanation and analysis of our current understanding of the proteins and enzymes involved in each of the three processes, and includes a section devoted to special topics of relevance, such as the kinin system, glycosylation, signal peptides, and the serpin family.
|Dailey's Notes on Blood
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Author: John F. Dailey
Third edition of a reference on hematology for the layperson and the professional. Covers fundamental information about blood, including its elements and their functions. Does not assume any knowledge of biology or chemistry. Includes review questions for each topic and a glossary of terminology. Illustrated.
|Optical Clearing of Tissues and Blood (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM154)
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Author: Valery V. Tuchin
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Dr. Tuchin describes an optical clearing method based on reversible reduction of tissue scattering due to refractive index matching of scatterers and ground matter. This technique, which has been of great interest for research and application in the last decade, is a promising technique for future developments in the fields of tissue imaging, spectroscopy, phototherapy, and laser surgery.
- Introduction: Brief Review
- Tissue and Blood Optical Immersion by Exogenous Chemical Agents
- Optical Clearing of Fibrous Tissues
- Optical Clearing of Skin
- Optical Clearing of Gastric Tissue
- Tissue Structural Properties Studies at Optical Immersion
- Optical Clearing of Blood, Cells, and Microorganisms
- Chemical Agent Delivery
- Other Methods of Tissue Optical Properties Control
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|Principles of Molecular Oncology
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This complete updating and expansion of a highly praised survey of the molecular basis of cancer reflects emerging knowledge coming from genomics, proteomics, chemoprevention strategies, new molecular targets, therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, and innovative cytotoxic and cytostatic small molecular weight compounds. New topics of special interest include the combining of molecular diagnostics (expression profiling of genes and proteins) with developmental therapeutics and the "binary state" concept (active/inactive) that seeks more relevant targets within the global molecular matrix of a given cancer. The book looks forward to new strategies that will not just attempt to "kill" cancer cells and "cure" cancers forever, but to hit those molecular targets to reduce the proliferative advantage of cancer cells and abolish or diminish their metastatic properties.
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|New Therapeutic Agents In Thrombosis And Thrombolysis, Revised And Expanded, Second Edition (Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology)
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Presents new chapters discussing the latest research on low-molecular-weight heparins, as well as agents such as pentasaccharide, TFP1, soluble thrombomodulin, and alfimeprase.target conventional and recently characterized pathways of hemostasis
Completely revised and expanded throughout, New Therapeutic Agents in Thrombosis and Thrombolysis details strategies to
minimize the prothrombotic function of activated platelets
assess the biochemical and pharmacological effects of antithrombotic agents
the use of animal models for determination of antithrombotic drug efficacy
antithrombotic therapy as a key component of cardiovascular disease management
the management of thromboembolic events in children and pregnant women
Supplemented with more than 2000 contemporary references, New Therapeutic Agents in Thrombosis and Thrombolysis is an authoritative source for cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, vascular medicine specialists, cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, hematologists, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical researchers, and fellows, residents, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
|Immunodiagnostics: A Practical Approach (Practical Approach Series)
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Immunodiagnostic tests are analytical methods that use antibodies as reagents whose results are used to aid diagnosis and are widely used in many scientific disciplines and in many different ways. Perhaps the most widespread and obvious use is in clinical applications, but immunodiagnostic tests are also used in other fields such as forensic science and environmental and food analysis. The different types of test range from simple manual methods to fully automated systems with sophisticated integrated detection. Immunodiagnostics: A Practical Approach starts off by explaining the principles and development of immunodiagnostic tests, specifically the use of radioisotopes as tracers. Chapter 2 explains the use of solid-phase supports to bind immunoreagents. Enzymes are widely used as labels in immunoassays and their use with colourimetric, fluorimetric, and chemiluminescent detection systems is described. The use of enzymes as labels reflects the move away from radioisotopes and one of the most powerful non- radioisotopic procedures is the time-resolved fluorescence assay. Enzymes can also be used as a simple method of obtaining high performance from immunodiagnostics and this application is covered later in the book. The next set of techniques to be described are light scattering techniques, which can be used in either simple manual assays or in sophisticated automated procedures. The penultimate chapter describes the principles of automation of immunodiagnostic tests. The last topic to be discussed is that of quality assurance.
|Aging, Money, and Life Satisfaction: Aspects of Financial Gerontology
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Author: Neal E. Cutler
Boettner Institute of Financial Gerontology, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Papers from various Boettner Institute symposia, exploring the influence of economic issues on aging. Sociological orientation. DNLM: Aged - congresses. Economics - congresses.