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Legal Basis Of Global Tissue Banking: A Proactive Clinical Perspective

The banking of human tissues for clinical transplantation has grown exponentially in the past 10-15 years. Tissue banks have been set up throughout the world, initially on an ad hoc basis. More recently these have grown and in many countries have linked up with larger international companies. While standards for the procurement, processing and storage of the tissues have kept pace with the growth of the subject, this is not so with t...

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Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy And Imaging

The book also discusses future applications, directions, opportunities, and challenges of optical biomedical spectroscopy and imaging in technical industry, academia, and government. This valuable resource introduces key concepts of computational methods used in optical biomedical spectroscopy and imaging in a manner that is easily understandable to beginners and experts alike. Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imagin...

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Prenatal And Childhood Nutrition: Evaluating The Neurocognitive Connections

Nutrition is not only a basic need that all humans have to sustain life, but it is also critical to successful early development. This research compendium lends deeper insights into the links between nutrition and healthy brain function—and from the reverse perspective, between nutrition and neurocognitive disorders. This well-organized and accessible compendium offers a vital research context for policymakers, educators, medical pro...

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Genitourinary Radiology Cases

In 129 cases featuring over 600, high-quality images, Genitourinary Imaging Cases provides a succinct review of clinically relevant cases which cover both benign and malignant conditions of the genitourinary system. Cases are grouped into sections that are organized by body part including: Kidney, Retroperitoneum, Adrenal, Ureter, Bladder, Prostate, Urethra, Vagina, Penis, Testis, Epididymis, and Scrotum, Uterus and Fallopian Tube, a...

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Plant Bioactive Compounds For Pancreatic Cancer Prevention & Treatment

With the rapid advancements in medical research, diagnostic technology and increased public health initiative and awareness, overall cancer death rates in western societies are declining each year with the number of deaths from major cancers such as breast, colorectal and lung following this trend. However, the survival rate for those with pancreatic cancer has been at a standstill for over four decades and there are concerns that pa...

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Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas

It is a great contribution and shall achieve a dominant position in the forensic pathology literature. Nothing like it has ever been done. I urge that the publisher agrees to keep it in print in perpetuity. Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas uniquely demonstrates and explains many neuropathologic findings in a way that will aid investigators of sudden and unexpected death integrate their own findings into the total case contex...

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Prevention Of Late-life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges And Priorities (aging Medicine)

This book illustrates the imperative for late-life depression prevention, introducing a broad range of approaches to prevention and provides detailed examples of clinical applications of late-life depression prevention – all with consideration of medical and scientific, social, economic and global health perspectives. Clear guidelines are delineated for assessing, treating and preventing such conditions as depression and anxiety, dem...

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Therapeutic Strategies In Heart Failure

"Therapeutic Strategies in Heart Failure" is a pragmatic textbook written by active clinicians and investigators that is sharply focused on what the doctor needs to know to achieve the best possible outcome in patients with heart failure. The authors have incorporated all of the most recent definitive trial data, in a user friendly format, with frequent summary boxes and highlighted points of emphasis. The book begins with the preven...

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The Ubiquitin Proteasome System In The Central Nervous System: From Physiology To Pathology

The book focused on the role of ubiquitin protesome system (UPS) in central nervous system. Proteasomes are large multicatalytic proteinase complexes that are found in the cytosol and in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells with a central role in cellular protein turnover. The UPS has a central role in the selective degradation of intracellular proteins. In addition to serving as a means to rapidly eliminate short-lived regulatory protein...

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Therapeutic Strategies In Dementia

Widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging aspects of dealing with an ageing population, the increasing prevalence of cognitive decline in the elderly presents the clinician with a variety of complex therapeutic problems. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias vary in their onset and progression, as do patients in their responsiveness to treatment. Social management is as important as the choice of therapeutic agent, and imp...