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Digital Healthcare in Asia and Gulf Region for Healthy Aging and More Inclusive Societies

  • 1st Edition
  • June 3, 2024
  • Patricia Ordonez de Pablos
  • English
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Digital Healthcare in Asia and Gulf Region for Healthy Aging and More Inclusive Societies: Shaping Digital Future provides insights to the recent innovations, tools, and techniques in the field of digital healthcare, with special geographic coverage of Asia and the Gulf Region. The social and economic recovery after the pandemic requires urgent solutions for citizens, companies, and economies around the world. From research centers, labs, hospitals and academia, researchers and academics are working collaboratively to explore new views and frameworks to develop solutions for emergent problems.In 34 Chapters, this book delivers a collection of relevant innovative research on digital healthcare, with four mains goals: 1) cover two geographical regions (Asia and the Gulf Region) with important advances in digital healthcare but that are not covered enough in current publications; 2) study cases (success, failures) in the field of IT and digital health during the pandemic, and analyze the lessons from these cases; 3) analyze the latest advances in the field of digital healthcare (especially Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain and 5G); and 4) discuss implications for main stakeholders (patients, doctors, IT experts, directors, and policy managers).

Medical Geology of Africa

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Theophilus Clavell Davies
  • English
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“Medical Geology of Africa: A Research Primer” explores the connection between geological materials and processes and human health in Africa. A synopsis on current state of knowledge is given for a selection of some of the more critical issues in African Medical Geology. Gaps in knowledge are exposed, and directions are given for navigating the most recent bibliography of the more pressing Medical Geology issues by future researchers. Guidelines for researching gaps in knowledge are prescribed and are intended for researchers eager to make urgently needed contributions towards an understanding of how judicious exploitation of the interphase between geology and health can help unravel environmental disease causality, especially of those (diseases) of unknown aetiology (DUA) which are so widespread on the African Continent.

The Electromagnetic Fields of Consciousness

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • James F Pagel
  • English
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The Electrical Fields of Consciousness: Brain Waves and Dreaming examines neuro-electrophysiology from its origins in the electrical fields of primitive organisms to its roles in the electrophysiologically defined states of human consciousness. This volume presents and cogently organizes the wide spectrum of information available as to how and why bioelectrical fields are used to define and function in supporting both life and consciousness. Integrating electrophysiology in a comprehensible manner into neuroanatomical, electromagnetic, and global platform theories of neuroconsciousness, this book brings together the wide spectrum of available data-based evidence regarding the physiology and functions of bioelectric fields and their relationship to consciousness.Chapters examine the origin and potential function of bioelectrical fields and EEG associations with conscious states, as well as the relationship between electrical fields and consciousness. Incorporating the basic science, clinical correlates, and functional potential of CNS bioelectrical fields, this book is a must-read for all working in the field of CNS electrophysiology or neuroconsciousness.

Advanced Techniques of Honey Analysis

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Gulzar Ahmad Nayik + 2 more
  • English
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Advanced Techniques of Honey Analysis: Characterization, Authentication, and Adulteration presents an overview of honey, including its classification, composition, safety, present status, quality issues, and prospects before delving into honey adulteration and presenting various methodologies for honey analysis. Broken into fourteen chapters, this book explores the physiochemical, bioactive compound, aroma, microbial, thermal, and rheological analysis and properties of honey. It also considers infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and Raman spectroscopy methods. High-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and GC-MS methods are also highlighted.Written for food scientists and those working in honey industries and related fields, this book will be a welcomed resource for all who wish to play a role in mitigating honey fraud.

Colorimetric Sensors

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Haroon Elrasheid Tahir + 3 more
  • English
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Colorimetric Sensors: Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality explores the latest advancements in colorimetric sensors/indicators and their applications. It consolidates state-of-the-art developments and current approaches in the fabrication of colorimetric sensors/indicators for cutting-edge applications. This book documents the principles of colorimetric sensors, sensor fabrication and characterization, sensitivity and detection limits of colorimetric sensors based on natural pigments, synthetic dyes, and nanotechnologies, as well as safety, quality controls, and regulatory aspects, followed by an assessment of their safety and quality. In addition, global trends in the application of colorimetric sensors in monitoring food freshness, challenges, marketing, and potential future development applications are addressed in detail. How the applications of colorimetric sensors/indicators in the analysis of cereal and cereal-based products, meat and meat products, liquid and semiliquid foods, food authentication, food toxicants, and pathogens, among others, is also discussed. This book can be used as a textbook for graduate students, a reference book for medical biologists, nanobiotechnologists, nanoengineers, agricultural scientists, and general biologists, and an inspiration for industrialists and policymakers studying smart nanomaterials. Graduate students and food scientists of all levels will also benefit.

Handbook of Plant-Based Food and Drinks Design

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Fatma Boukid + 2 more
  • English
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Handbook of Plant-Based Food and Drinks Design discusses conventional and emerging technologies for plant-based ingredient improvement (yield, nutritional composition and functional properties) while considering food safety, sustainability, and social impact to explore current and potential markets through research and innovation. Divided in 7 sections, the book covers Plant sources for functional ingredients, Processing plant-based sources, Plant-based food design to replace/mimic animal food, Innovation in plant-based food, The promise of parity, Safety and regulations of plant-based foods, Social, environmental, and economic impact, and more.Written by a team of experts in the field, this book can be a good support for researchers and scientists working with plant-based food, drinks, and market trends.

Vitamin D and health

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 109
  • June 1, 2024
  • Michael N.A. Eskin
  • English
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Vitamin D and Health, Volume 109 reviews the versatility of vitamin D in enhancing the immune system and its potential role in combating many chronic diseases. While vitamin D’s role in enhancing bone health is well established, recent studies demonstrated the safety and efficacy of peri-operative vitamin D supplementation in cardiac patients and its impact on post-operative outcomes. Chapters in this new release include discussions on Vitamin D and Immune Function, Vitamin D and Bone Heath, Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease, Vitamin D and Cancer, Vitamin D and Diabetes, Vitamin D and Neurological Diseases, Vitamin D and Celiac Disease, and much more.

Bioactive Microbial Metabolites

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Vaibhav Mishra + 2 more
  • English
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Bioactive Microbial Metabolites: Scope and Challenges not only focuses on the identification, separation and purification of bioactive metabolites, the book also provides an understanding of the metabolic pathways for bioactive metabolites production that play an important role in modern healthcare as frontline treatments for many diseases. This is a valuable reference for research students, academicians and scientists in environmental microbiology and biotechnology, and for industry personnel related to microbiology/ biotechnology. The science discussed herein plays an important role in expanding the market of antibiotics, food and agriculture but also offers eco-friendly, safer and profitable solutions to respective industries.

Sea Otter Conservation

  • 2nd Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Shawn Larson + 2 more
  • English
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Sea Otter Conservation: Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration, Second Edition offers the most updated and revised ecological knowledge for conserving sea otters and their coastal habitats. As sea otters are good indicators of ocean health, they are also keystone species, offering a stabilizing effect on ecosystems, controlling sea urchin populations that can damage kelp forests, and curbing coastal erosion. This book synthesizes the important relationship between sea otters and conservation of themselves as well as vital marine ecosystems. Written by experts in the field, this book contains two sections that focus first on the latest data, practices, and hands-on research for conserving coastal ecosystems.Sections offer links between sea otter presence and increased kelp, seagrass, and geological conservation, while also focusing specifically on the sea otter and providing up-to-date research, data, and case studies regarding their genetics, habitats, and impacts of climate change.

Thematic Approaches to COVID-19

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Rajkumar Rajendram + 3 more
  • English
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Features, Transmission, Detection, and Case Studies in COVID-19 examines the effects of the virus on the body, as well as its transmission and clinical profile. This volume begins with an introduction to the virus and its pathogenesis, transmission, and avoidance, followed by sections on pulmonary and cardiovascular effects, obesity, diabetes, the liver, detection issues, and biomarkers. Vaccines and treatment are also discussed. Specific case studies covered include hypoxia, acute kidney injury, pneumonia, and neurological effects. This volume is relevant for all clinicians and scientists working to ensure the best outcomes for patients with COVID-19.Linking Neuroscience and Behavior in COVID-19 examines the effect of both the virus and the pandemic on behavior and mental health. Chapters look at the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on those with pre-existing conditions, including Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. The ongoing consequences of the pandemic on the mental health of the broad populace are discussed. As well as the neurological effects of the virus itself, chapters discuss psychological concerns including depression and anxiety. Finally, the chapters also include aspects relevant to managing care and the treatment of conditions. A broad range of conditions preceding, caused by, or emerging for the first time during the pandemic are also detailed.International and Life Course Aspects of COVID-19 describes the nuances and international variations of COVID-19 in different populations and age groups. This volume details those differences in chapters examining the effects of the virus at different life stages, including newborns, children, adolescents, and older populations. Consideration of the age-specific effects of COVID-19 on the brain are a major focus unique to this resource. International observations and global outcomes are also described. This volume is relevant for all clinicians working to ensure the best outcomes for patients with COVID-19 worldwide.Management, Body Systems, and Case Studies in COVID-19 describes the assessment and treatment of patients infected with the novel coronavirus that causes the varied symptoms of COVID-19. Detailing this multisystem disease and the organs and tissues affected, this volume features chapters on several body systems. Conditions affecting the respiratory, hematological, hepatobiliary, renal, gastrointestinal, nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems are addressed. The fundamental role of telemedicine during the pandemic is also discussed. This volume is relevant for all clinicians and scientists working to ensure the best outcomes for patients with COVID-19.