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Cardiac MRI

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  • November 4, 2024
  • Victor Ferrari + 2 more
  • English
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Cardiac MRI: Clinical Uncertainty and Patient Outcomes weaves together the essentials of clinical cardiology with advanced principles of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. This case-based atlas reviews a variety of cases where clinical management was modified after CMR revealed an alternative diagnosis than initially suggested by clinical data. It includes over 40 clinical scenarios covering a wide spectrum of common and uncommon cardiac conditions, and how CMR can be utilized in differentiating these disease processes which often have no other method of being diagnosed. This book defines how Cardiac MRI can serve as a valuable tool in the diagnosis of complex cardiac pathologies and aid in the complex treatment management of these patients, whilst key points regarding the limitations of cardiac tests (e.g. EKG, echocardiography, stress tests, catheterization etc.) are highlighted. Additional imaging pearls regarding CMR modalities and image acquisition are also included with each case.Through this book, clinicians in both sub-specialty and primary can understand when to order a cardiac MRI for their patient and the clinical questions it can help the provider solve. The book serves as a reference tool for both cardiologists and radiologists in terms of elucidating how CMR can be utilized as a clinical diagnostic tool to guide management. Whether you take care of complex patients or interpret advanced imaging modalities, like echocardiography or Cardiac MRI, this book is for you!

Deciding with Children in Pediatrics

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  • November 4, 2024
  • John Massie + 2 more
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Deciding with Children in Pediatric Healthcare: Children's Participation in Healthcare Decision-Making provides both the ethical underpinning and practical strategies to meaningfully involve children in decisions that affect their healthcare. The book assists clinicians in bringing the perspectives and values of the child forward so that their preferences can be meaningfully incorporated into decision-making, or appropriately justified when this is not possible. This is to both improve healthcare delivery and serve the best interests of children—now and as ongoing decision-makers in the future.The book begins by reviewing theories underpinning the concept of then presents models for making healthcare decisions with children. Further, clinicians and ethicists come together to demonstrate how to include children in specific cases that cover multiple clinical areas as well as child ages and developments stages. The book concludes with a review of questions, concerns, and challenges.

Endoscopy-Past, Present, and Future

  • 1st Edition
  • November 4, 2024
  • Jonathan Cohen + 1 more
  • English
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Endoscopy-Past, Present, and Future: The NYSGE at 50 commemorates a significant milestone - the 50th Anniversary of NYSGE. In honor of this occasion, prominent voices within the Society explore pivotal advancements in the realm of gastrointestinal endoscopy, a journey that has unfolded since the group's inception in 1974. These essays intricately weave the narrative of the indispensable role NYSGE members have played in shaping the landscape. While the spotlight is cast on the pioneering strides made by NYSGE's endoscopists and researchers, the volume also examines how these breakthroughs intertwine with the contemporary state of various endoscopic disciplines.The book's chapters take readers on a comprehensive journey through the evolution of gastroenterology and endoscopy. Opening with a historical overview, the first chapter delves into the visionary founding of NYSGE and its subsequent growth. Highlighting figures like Florence Lefcourt and Doris Barnie, the chapter underscores their pivotal roles in establishing the society. It traces the development of the nurses program, NYSGE courses, and global collaborations, offering a glimpse into transformative advancements on the horizon. Following chapters spotlight pivotal achievements, such as the trajectory of polypectomy from its inception to televideo mentoring, and more.

Effects of Climate Change on Forests

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Fabrizio D'Aprile
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Effects of Climate Change on Forests: An Evidence-Based Primer for Sustainable Management of Temperate and Mediterranean Forests presents concepts, case studies and the application of theories about forest management under climate change. It provides invaluable insight to how forest planning and management tie into the ecological functioning and resilience of the forest, and does so by utilizing a concept weakly implemented in traditional forest planning: namely, by following the variability in growth, and other processes, over time. This shift in focus better incorporates the services provided by forests, and allows for better adaptation planning to help temperate forests not only survive but thrive in the face of climate change. Real-world case studies demonstrate how to effectively manage temperate forests under climate change, using the results of evidence-based research.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Peter Staats + 3 more
  • English
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The vagus nerve is one of the most important, yet most under-appreciated structures of the human body. It is the tenth cranial nerve innervating many of the visceral structures of the human body. It has been called the “wandering” nerve, given its ubiquitous and meandering course throughout the body. The major branch of the parasympathetic nervous system, it optimizes the body’s state of rest, relaxation and recovery and is necessary to optimize health. It is a counterbalance to the sympathetic nervous system, which regulates the body’s fight or flight response. Containing over 160,000 fibers, it has both afferent and efferent branches, providing information to the brain on the status of the body’s organs. The brain then sends signals back down the vagus nerve to optimize bodily functions. Vagus nerve stimulation is a new frontier in medicine, tapping into the body’s intrinsic capability to optimize an organ’s function, control systemic inflammation and modify diseases without drugs. The use of non-implanted vagus nerve stimulators has made it possible to move neuromodulation up the treatment continuum, and has facilitated access for clinical evaluation and treatment. Scientists now have the ability to translate the basic science into clinical practice without the need for surgical intervention. Vagus Nerve Stimulation serves as a compendium of current knowledge about stimulating the vagus nerve in many different disease states. Chapters include applications to neurologic conditions, psychiatric conditions, inflammatory conditions, metabolic disease, reperfusion injuries, long covid, cardiac disease and even optimizing performance in healthy individuals.

Site Specific and Global Epigenomic Editing

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  • Volume 33
  • November 1, 2024
  • Feng C Zhou + 1 more
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Site Specific and Global Epigenomic Editing: Principles and Applications, Volume 33 highlights the expanding role that epigenetics plays in pathogenesis, the full range of sites for possible epigenetic modification, and the potential to target these sites to modulate disease progression. The book answers key questions, including which of the hundreds of epigenomic marks and features are relevant, and which are likely to serve a role in regulating gene expression, cell behavior and phenotypic outcomes. This volume is the first to provide a thorough, conceptual introduction to epigenetic regulation and a thorough accounting of sites for possible epigenetic edits and disease modulation. Included protocols and applied case studies examine early disease targets and likely pathways of therapeutic significance while also outlining common challenges in the field. The book addresses its topic in a comprehensive, but accessible manner, highlighting practical tools and burning questions remaining in the field to enable fresh research.

Mass Transfer Operations in the Food Industry

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Seid Mahdi Jafari + 1 more
  • English
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Mass Transfer Operations in the Food Industry, a volume in the Unit Operations and Processing Equipment in the Food Industry series, explains the processing operations and equipment necessary for mass transfer processes including crystallization, distillation, gas adsorption and ionic exchange. These processes and unit operations are very important in the manufacture of products such as salt, sugar, edible oils and flavourings, essential oils, soft drinks, etc.Divided in two sections, Different mass transfer processes and Application of mass transfer operations in the food industry, all chapters emphasize basic texts relating to experimental, theoretical, computational, and/or applications of food engineering principles and the relevant processing equipment to mass transfer unit operations.Written by experts in the field of food engineering, in a simple and dynamic way, this book targets industrial Engineers working in the field of food processing and within food factories to make them more familiar with the particular food processing operations and equipment.

Early Detection in Alzheimer's Disease

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Dennis Chan
  • English
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Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological and Technological Advances aims to introduce to a wide audience the high global priority problem of detecting AD prior to dementia onset. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and care costs will cost the nation approximately $290 billion (2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures). With the failure of recent AD drug trials, many hypothesize that by the time symptoms appear, it is too late to be treated. Early detection can offer benefits such as more choice of medications, ability to participate in clinical trials, more time for family and for care planning. This book outlines potential solutions to the above problem using opportunities arising from the technology revolution, advances in neuroscience, and molecular biology. Most importantly, it discusses a paradigm shift from a reactive to a proactive diagnostic approach, aiming to detect disease before occurrence of symptoms. Topics covered include the use of sensing technologies (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches, Internet of Things) to detect early disease-related changes, the application of data science (machine learning/AI) to extract otherwise invisible disease features from these datasets and the potential to personalize diagnosis based on tracking changes in individual behaviours. Advances in blood-based biomarkers, brain imaging, and the potential for early diagnosis to aid interventions (lifestyle, dietary, pharmacological) to delay future development of dementia are also discussed.

Cardiac Sarcoidosis

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Robert Phillip Baughman + 2 more
  • English
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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.

Pathology of Laboratory Swine

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Kris Helke + 3 more
  • English
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Pathology of Laboratory Swine is a comprehensive text describing the spontaneous pathology seen in common laboratory pig strains. As the first book collating information on all organ systems in these strains, this resource will serve as a “go to” text for all pathologists working on laboratory pigs in safety assessment studies and for veterinary pathologists who need a diagnostic tool to rule out spontaneous, non-clinical disease pathology when assigning cause of death to these animals which are also kept as domestic pets.