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Cardiac Sarcoidosis

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Robert Phillip Baughman + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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In the past 5 years, there has been a tremendous increase in interest regarding diagnosis and management the cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis. This includes new imaging techniques, new evidence-based guidelines regarding diagnosis and treatment, as well as results of registries providing information regarding the outcome of disease. With this new information, the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis has become better served. Many centres are now developing multi-disciplinary clinics and conferences to evaluate and treat these patients. These clinics highlight the problem that many different specialities are involved in the care of these patients. A book focusing on the different aspects of the disease will give a reference source for these efforts.Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Multi-discipline Approach focuses on an important aspect of sarcoidosis: cardiac involvement. From pathology to diagnosis and screening of the disease through treatment options, the book comprehensively reviews known knowledge and explores emerging topics in the field, accompanied by illustrative cases and evidence-based recommendations in outlining the best disease management practices. The book is written by international experts in the field and serves as an essential reference for both clinicians and researchers on cardiac sarcoidosis.

Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Lucy Ellis
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science, Four Volume Set, is the definitive, essential, state-of-the-art reference work in this field. The last 40 years have seen a revolution in the way in which information and knowledge has been created, stored, disseminated, and exploited, both for good and ill. Seismic shifts are set to continue, with COVID and climate change being but two of the most significant challenges to human existence and endeavour at the present time. The crucial role of library and information services has been recognized and revitalized during the recent pandemic. This reference is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students, plus teaching staff and librarians who have an interest in this field. Coverage includes:, Types of Libraries, Information Media, AI, Informatics, Metadata, Collection Management and Development, Operation and Management, Information Access/Freedom, and Copyright/Intellectual Property. The Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science summarizes, analyses, assesses, concludes, and forecasts through use of experts from around the globe to provide the definitive, go-to reference work in the field.

Cushing Syndrome

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Constantine A. Stratakis
  • English
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Cushing Syndrome: History, Diagnosis, and Treatment is written by top experts on the latest in genetics, molecular advances, diagnosis and treatment of Cushing syndrome. The book takes a historical approach to discuss the tremendous unprecedented research development for this rare condition and includes recently approved medications available. It covers everything from exogenous Cushing syndrome and how to deal with its complications, pseudo-Cushing syndrome (non-tumorous functional hypercortisolemia), endogenous cortisol production and its old and new treatment modalities, from pituitary to adrenal tumors, ectopic ACTH production, subclinical, cyclical Cushing syndrome, to aging and metabolic syndrome. The book has a section dedicated to our patients with the patients’ experiences, which will add to the outcome research presented by the physicians.This is a must have reference for scientists and researchers with the latest information in diagnosing and treating this difficult-to-diagnose and difficult-to-treat condition and gives the clinician, a patient-centric approach to communicate with this particular group of patients.

Lipases

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Eliane Pereira Cipolatti + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Lipases: Foundations, Applications, and Perspectives, a new volume in the Foundations and Frontiers of Enzymology series, offers a practical, in-depth discussion of lipases and instruction in their use across research and industry. Here, global experts in the field introduce readers to basic lipase biology and the history of the field, interfacial activation and lipase lids, evolving analytical techniques and technology for studying lipases, and a range of lipase applications, from health and drug discovery to biofuels, food, cosmetics, and waste treatment. Lipase sources and production methods discussed include mammalian lipases, microbial lipase production, biomass lipase production, immobilized lipases, and tailor-made recombinant lipases, among other approaches.

The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 40B
  • November 1, 2024
  • Colin Brauner + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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The series "Fish Physiology" recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In total, the editors of the series have produced a total of 47 books (several volumes have two books) that contain almost 500 chapters since the inaugural volume published in 1969. The content of the "Fish Physiology" volumes has evolved over time. The initial volumes were devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and principles of fish physiology, with a focus on a few model species and some application to natural environmental conditions. Then, as the field better understood mechanisms, the approach was broadened to not only delve deeper into system physiology (e.g., chapters in early volumes were expanded to become books), but interspecific differences in physiology were explored, permitting a more evolutionary framework. Finally, as interspecific physiological mechanisms were further resolved, it became possible to discuss physiology in light of a changing world. Thus, physiology can now inform on conservation, sustainability and management, as exemplified with the most recent volumes. This anniversary issue celebrates the series by highlighting some of the very important early work in the field that was published in the Series. In particular, we wished to (re)introduce new researchers to this research that has stood the test of time and that shaped the field. Each re-published chapter is preceded by a short review written by experts in the field to provide an overview/introduction of each selected chapter, discuss what is particularly noteworthy or important in the particular chapter, and discuss why in their opinion this chapter has become a classic in its own right and how it has inspired the field of fish physiology today.

Small Lungs and Obstructed Airways

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Peter Burney
  • English
  • Paperback
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Small Lungs and Obstructed Airways: Reassessing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease proposes an alternative perspective to current explanations for the distribution of chronic lung disease. The book considers the link between chronic respiratory disease and associated mortality with smaller lungs rather than obstructed airways and explores other factors contributing to poor lung health besides the current emphasis on the roles of air pollution, occupational exposures, and cardio-metabolic disease. It presents the findings of the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study, sharing new views on the prevalence of obstructive lung disease and risk factors across various global regions. Sections cover decreased lung function, including the prevalent views on the impact of both household and external air pollution, occupational exposure, and the prenatal and postnatal/childhood environment in the etiology of impaired lung function and COPD. The book then moves on to discussions on the impact poverty and nutrition has on lung health, sharing the findings of the BOLD study regarding its effect on lung function and risk of COPD in lower-income countries. The book closes with a chapter outlining the clinical and public health implications of the findings discussed in the book.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologic Surgery

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Jennifer E Dietrich + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologic Surgery: Management, Surgical Approaches, and Post-Operative Care is an excellent and novel resource to understanding the management of adolescent gynecologic patients as written by top experts. The book offers detailed pearls of surgery and has a preoperative planning approach to abdominal, laparoscopic, and vaginal surgeries, as well as postoperative considerations. This is a comprehensive but easy-to-follow step-by-step surgical atlas for PAG surgeries organized in a historical context with the most recent research advances in the field. It provides expert views and perspectives with visuals to aid in learning useful to anyone in, or interested in, the field.

Gait, Balance and Mobility Analysis

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Samuel Stuart + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Gait, Balance and Mobility Analysis: Theoretical, Technical, and Clinical Applications provides a comprehensive overview of gait and movement analysis techniques, from traditional motion capture to modern wearable technologies. The book contains both a technical element that focuses on biomechanics and engineering concepts for gait analysis and the application of gait analysis with clinical populations. Beginning with a comprehensive background on the underlying neural control of gait and mobility in humans and physiological control of balance, the book then covers analysis methods and techniques for laboratory, clinic or remote patient assessment.It then examines how gait, mobility and balance are impacted by musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardio-respiratory conditions. Lastly, it discusses future directions and provides recommendations for future studies. Combining the expertise of engineers and clinicians, this book takes a multidisciplinary approach to show how and why gait, balance and mobility can be used to tackle important clinical questions for various conditions.

Fungal Stress Mechanisms and Responses

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 129
  • November 1, 2024
  • Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel
  • English
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Fungal Stress Mechanism and Responses, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

The Scientific Basis of Mpox (Monkeypox)

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Rajkumar Rajendram + 2 more
  • English
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The Scientific Basis of Monkeypox: Features, Prevention, and Treatments advances understanding of monkeypox, and provides a framework for future research with evidence-based and forward-looking content. Content makes use of modelling systems and current experiences derived from case studies to provide material that is cross-disciplinary, bridging interdisciplinary divides. Furthermore, consideration is given to the behavioral response to monkeypox infection including the barriers to vaccination. Content is split into 9 sections with each individual chapter containing structured content including policy and procedures, applications to new or emerging communicable diseases, a mini dictionary of terms, and summary points. Chapter contributions are from leading national and international specialists including those from world renowned institutions to provide a global perspective. The book is a perfect reference for specialists in infectious diseases, virologists, microbiologists, health scientists, public health workers, doctors, pharmacologists and research scientists.