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  • JIMD Reports - Case and Research Reports, 2012/1by Society for the Study of Inborn Errors o

    Springer 2012; US$ 139.00

    "JIMD Reports" publishes case and short research reports in the area of inherited metabolic disorders. Case reports highlight some unusual or previously unrecorded feature relevant to the disorder, or serve as an important reminder of clinical or biochemical features of a Mendelian disorder. more...

  • Inflammation and Atherosclerosisby Georg Wick; Cecilia Grundtman

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    It has been known for over 150 years that hallmarks of inflammation can be observed in the wall of atherosclerotic vessels. It was, however, not clear if this inflammation is the cause or the consequence of atherogenesis. More recently, it has become evident that inflammation mediated both by innate and adaptive immunity is instrumental even in the... more...

  • Principles of Osteoimmunologyby Peter Pietschmann

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    Osteoimmunology is a new and rapidly developing field of great importance. It deals with mechanisms and possible treatments of bone-related diseases, such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis, that are caused by or associated with a malfunctioning immune system. This book describes the basics of bone biology and of the immune system... more...

  • Frozen Section Libraryby Cherie H. Dunphy

    Springer 2011; US$ 169.00

    The "Frozen Section Library" series provides concise, user-friendly, site specific handbooks that are well illustrated and highlight the pitfalls, artifacts and differential diagnosis issues that arise in the hurried frozen section scenario. "Frozen Section Library: Lymph Nodes" highlights the usefulness of techniques such as touch... more...

  • Creating New Medical Ontologies for Image Annotationby Liana Stanescu; Dumitru Dan Burdescu; Marius Brezovan

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    "Creating New Medical Ontologies for Image Annotation" focuses on the problem of the medical images automatic annotation process, which is solved in an original manner by the authors. All the steps of this process are described in detail with algorithms, experiments and results. The original algorithms proposed by authors are compared with... more...

  • Transvenous Lead Extractionby Maria Grazia Bongiorni

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    In the last years, indications for defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy have expanded enormously; for this reason, and also due to the extension of human life length, the number of patients with implanted cardiac devices have steadily increased. The leads implanted for the functioning of these devices, however, have a limited duration... more...

  • Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unitby Hendrick K.F. Saene; Luciano Silvestri; Miguel A. Cal

    Springer 2009; US$ 219.00

    Intensive care is a rapidly changing area of medicine, and after four years from the 2nd edition the volume editors and authors have deemed necessary to update it. In the recent years, in fact, five new randomised controlled trials and five new meta-analyses demonstrate that selective decontamination of the digestive tract [SDD] is an antimicrobial... more...

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicineby Fabrizio Margheritini; Roberto Rossi

    Springer 2011; US$ 109.00

    Aim of this book is to give an update on the main issues in sports traumatology and orthopedics, involving different body sections. Exploring the most important aspects of sports medicine - from anatomy to normal movements description, from diagnosis to sports injuries treatment, from conservative to surgical treatments - it gives a global overview... more...

  • HCV Infection and Cryoglobulinemiaby Franco Dammacco

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    The first observation of cold-induced precipitation of serum proteins dates back to 1933, when Wintrobe and Buell first described an unusual case of multiple myeloma in a woman whose serum reversibly precipitated at cold temperatures. In 1947, Lerner and Watson showed cold-precipitable proteins to be gammaglobulins and called them 'cryoglobulins'... more...

  • Bisphosphonates and Osteonecrosis of the Jawby Francesco Saverio De Ponte

    Springer 2011; US$ 139.00

    During the early 19th century, it was discovered that adding yellow (now called white) phosphorous to matchstick heads made it easier to ignite matches. The phosphorous vapors were breathed in by workers and combined with other chemicals in the body to produce a potent nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate. Today's oral nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates... more...