Released on 2010-10-22Categories Medical

Medical Insights

Medical Insights

Author: Morton A. Diamond

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449610234

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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Medical Insights: From Classroom to Clinic is a quick reference to assist medical professionals and students on how to decipher medical information. Many texts present materials in a voluminous and disjointed manner. This guide takes disparate medical information and puts it together in a way that readers can utilize to quickly make important clinical connections. Topics are presented in a clinically relevant and easy-to-use format. This is an ideal resource for all medical professionals and students.
Released on 2020-02-19Categories Medical

Helminthiasis

Helminthiasis

Author: Omolade Olayinka Okwa

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789853353

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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Helminthiasis is a disease caused by parasitic helminths such as flukes, tapeworms, filarial worms, and nematodes. These parasites cause diseases that pose serious health problems, especially in developing countries of the world. Helminthiasis is a reflection of poor socio-economic conditions, which impacts on the social life of victims and economic development. Parasitic helminths live in a variety of habitats in their hosts and are far more widespread than we think. Gastrointestinal helminths are the largest group that affects their host directly through feacal-oral routes. This book not only provides insight into antihelminthic resistance in livestock but it also discusses soil transmitted helminths in pregnant women and children and filariasis as a debilitating disease. The book covers the prevention and control of helminthiasis of which adequate diagnosis is crucial. This book helps to close the information gap on helminthiasis, which has otherwise been classified as belonging to the group of neglected diseases and overlooked as a serious cause of morbidity and mortality of humans and domestic animals. The information in this book proposes that helminthiasis needs more global attention.
Released on 2013-01Categories Medical

Clinical Immunology,Principles and Practice (Expert Consult - Online and Print),4

Clinical Immunology,Principles and Practice (Expert Consult - Online and Print),4

Author: Robert R. Rich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780723436911

Category: Medical

Page: 1295

View: 455

Written and edited by international leaders in the field, this book has, through two best-selling editions, been the place to turn for authoritative answers to your toughest challenges in clinical immunology. Now in full color and one single volume, the 3rd Edition brings you the very latest immunology knowledge - so you can offer your patients the best possible care. The user-friendly book and the fully searchable companion web site give you two ways to find the answers you need quickly...and regular online updates keep you absolutely current. Leading international experts equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems. A highly clinical focus and an extremely practical organization expedite access to the answers you need in your daily practice. Cutting-edge coverage of the human genome project, immune-modifier drugs, and many other vital updates keeps you at the forefront of your field. A new organization places scientific and clinical material side by side, to simplify your research and highlight the clinical relevance of the topics covered. A multimedia format allows you to find information conveniently, both inside the exceptionally user-friendly book and at the fully searchable companion web site. Regular updates online ensure that you'll always have the latest knowledge at your fingertips. Includes many new and improved illustrations and four color design. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.
Released on 2020-10-19Categories Medical

Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health

Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health

Author: Christina Strube

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030532307

Category: Medical

Page: 291

View: 343

This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections. Compiled by international specialists, it covers protozoa, ectoparasites and helminth species of clinical importance in dogs, as well as the state of the art in diagnosis, preventive measures and potentially necessary treatment schemes. Dogs are commonly kept in families around the world and can predispose their human companions to disease. Updating and deepening insights from other specialist literature, the book is intended for practitioners and scientists alike. It also offers practical guidance for veterinary and human physicians and highlights unexplored research areas, making it a valuable resource for students and educated non-experts with an interest in parasitology, infectiology and zoonotic pet diseases.
Released on 2012-12-10Categories Medical

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464985294

Category: Medical

Page: 19

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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in a compact format. The editors have built Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Released on 2022-08-23Categories Medical

Clinical Immunology E-Book

Clinical Immunology E-Book

Author: Robert R. Rich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702081668

Category: Medical

Page: 1308

View: 360

Offering unique, comprehensive coverage of both basic science and clinical scenarios, Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, brings you up to date with every aspect of this fast-changing field. It examines the molecular, cellular, and immunologic bases of immunologic diseases and their broader systemic implications; it also includes complete coverage of common and uncommon immunologic disorders. Updated with all the latest immunologic research and clinical implications, including breakthrough immunotherapies and molecular-based treatment protocols, this fully revised edition provides authoritative guidance from some of the most respected global leaders in immunology in one complete, well-illustrated volume. Includes extensive revisions that reflect rapidly expanding research and clinical advances, including breakthrough drug and immunotherapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, immunotherapies for cancer, precision medicine, and transfusion medicine. Contains new chapters on COVID-19, immune responses, and the role of the immune system; immunoregulatory deficiencies; immune checkpoints; CAR T cells, including new cellular-based immunotherapy; gene therapy, including CRISPR and gene selection; and a clinically focused chapter on asthma. Provides new genetics content focused on data applications. Addresses notable advances in key areas such as the importance of the microbiota to normal immune system development and to the pathogenesis of immunologic and inflammatory diseases; relationships between the innate and adaptive immune systems; progress in rapid and cost-effective genomics; cell signaling pathways and the structure of cell-surface molecules; and many more. Covers hot topics such as the role of genetics and genomics in immune response and immunologic disease, atherosclerosis, recurrent fever syndromes, aging and deficiencies of innate immunity, the role of microbiota in normal immune system development and in the pathogenesis of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, and novel therapeutics. Features a user-friendly format with color-coded boxes highlighting critical information on Key Concepts, Clinical Pearls, Clinical Relevance, and Therapeutic Principles. Summarizes promising research and development anticipated over the next 5–10 years with "On the Horizon" boxes and discussions of translational research.
Released on 2013-05-09Categories Medical

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 9780128061305

Category: Medical

Page: 460

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In the context of the current unprecedented momentum and commitment to control neglected tropical diseases, and the increased advocacy of anthelmintic mass drug administration (MDA), there are renewed calls for research and development into the epidemiology and population biology of helmintic parasites to be embedded at the core of intervention strategies. This review of the epidemiology of Ascaris lumbricoides – one of the three neglected soil-transmitted helminth infections of greatest public health importance – includes discussion on diagnostic methods and their limitations; patterns of transmission within communities, including heterogeneities in infection and reinfection following curative treatment; the geographical distribution of infection, and the role of environmental, climatic and socio-economic co-variables. Special emphasis is placed on the mathematical approaches that underpin contemporary parasite epidemiology. In particular, statistical models – for analyzing highly variable, overdispersed, zero-inflated and hierarchically or spatially structured data – and dynamic models of infection and transmission. Deterministic, stochastic and hybrid dynamic models are discussed in the context of their application in elucidating the interplay between the parasite frequency distribution and density-dependent population processes; the dynamics of reinfection following curative treatment; the sustainability of parasite populations at low densities; theoretical threshold densities (transmission breakpoints) for elimination; and the potential spread of anthelmintic resistance. The review highlights the public health relevance of mathematical models and analytical methods, and concludes by focusing on recent insights into the epidemiology of A. lumbricoides which are particularly germane to the effective implementation of MDA-based control.
Released on 2010-07-09Categories Medical

Important Helminth Infections in Southeast Asia

Important Helminth Infections in Southeast Asia

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123849454

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 879

This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews pertaining to the epidemiology, public health significance and shifts therein, control (current activities, successes, setbacks), persisting challenges (e.g. sanitation, universal coverage of health services, health-related behavior) of the key parasitic diseases in Southeast Asia. The book also discusses the new tools and approaches for enhanced discovery and control of helminthic diseases. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts
Released on 2014-10-01Categories Science

The Immune System

The Immune System

Author: Peter Parham

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9781317511571

Category: Science

Page: 532

View: 836

The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven