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Management of Abdominal Hernias, Fifth Edition

The fifth edition of this well-received book contains all the latest information on surgical techniques in abdominal hernia surgery and has been updated to reflect progress in robotic hernia surgery and minimally invasive approaches, as well as new materials used such as fully resorbable synthetic meshes. With chapters on management ...

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Anticoagulation Therapy

This book presents the latest evidence and guidelines supporting the use of anticoagulant therapy for various clinical scenarios. The field of anticoagulation therapy is evolving rapidly, particularly since the arrival and widespread adoption of direct oral anticoagulants. Organized in two parts, this book reviews the pharmacologic properties of various anticoagulants ...

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Pulmonary Hypertension: Basic Science to Clinical Medicine

This book provides the framework for a singular reference in the field of pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary vascular disease is a complex and heterogeneous condition characterized by remodeling of distal pulmonary arterioles that increases pulmonary vascular resistance to affect cardiopulmonary hemodynamic and right ventricular function adversely, resulting in a clinical syndrome ...

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The Bioethics of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is rich with promethean promises. The use of human embryonic stem cells in research is justified by its advocates in terms of promises to cure a wide range of diseases and disabilities, from Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonism to the results of heart attacks and spinal cord injuries. More broadly, ...

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Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure

This book provides fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective. The book includes a section on human physiology, epidemiology and special considerations in aforementioned populations, and behavioral and technological adjustments people may take to combat thermal ...

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The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics

A unique approach to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a whole-body healing therapy focused on working with the forces underlying health and healing Cherionna Menzam-Sills draws on her extensive background in pre- and perinatal psychology, embryology, bodywork, Continuum Movement, and other somatic therapies—as well as years of working with her husband, Biodynamics ...

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Freestanding Birth Centers

Written for graduate students and professionals in the fields of midwifery, women’s health, and public health, this book explores the freestanding birth center model in the United States from its conception by pioneering midwives and others in the early 1970s through the present day. Compared to the hospital-based birth model, ...

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Zero-Effort Technologies

This book introduces zero-effort technologies (ZETs), an emerging class of technologies that require little or no effort from the people who use them. ZETs use advanced computing techniques, such as computer vision, sensor fusion, decision-making and planning, machine learning, and the Internet of Things to autonomously perform the collection, analysis, ...

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Pancreatic Islet Isolation: From the Mouse to the Clinic

Pancreatic islets make up the endocrine pancreas and they contain the only source of insulin in the body, beta cells. Hence, access to high quality preparations of pancreatic islets is fundamental for in vitro studies and to test pre-clinical applications in animal models in vivo. Access to healthy human islets ...

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Basic Concepts in Clinical Biochemistry: A Practical Guide

This book is a practical guidebook in biochemistry, for medical as well as life sciences’ students. The book covers reference values, sample collection procedure and detailed protocol to perform experiments. Each experiment starts with a brief introduction of the protocol, followed by specimen requirements and procedure. The procedures are presented ...

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Decision Making in Health and Medicine: Integrating Evidence and Values, 2nd Edition

Decision making in health care involves consideration of a complex set of diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic uncertainties. Medical therapies have side effects, surgical interventions may lead to complications, and diagnostic tests can produce misleading results. Furthermore, patient values and service costs must be considered. Decisions in clinical and health policy ...

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Principles of Tibetan Medicine, Revised Edition

As people increasingly seek alternatives to modern medicine, interest is growing in the ancient system of Tibetan medicine, which has been practised for over 2,500 years. Known as ‘gSo-ba-Rig-pa’, or ‘the science of healing’, it is based on Buddhist philosophical principles, astrology and the close relationship between body and mind. ...

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