Human genomics has revolutionized the practice of medicine and the very concepts of our health, well-being and longevity. Genes influence most of our characteristics, including the effectiveness of drug treatments, diets, cognitive therapies, and exercise. Harnessing the knowledge of genomics allows us to optimize preventive health measures. We can use the drug treatment that minimizes side effects and maximizes effectiveness when several alternatives are available. This book describes the basics of applying our 21st Century understanding of genetics and genomics to practical problems in medicine and disease prevention.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and policy making.
This reader presents a lively and engaging collection of classic, controversial and new readings on CAM and covers issues including:
The text provides insight into many of the current and complex issues surrounding CAM, and will appeal to everyone who is concerned with, or who has an interest in, complementary and alternative healthcare. The book will be essential reading for students of CAM, health studies, nursing, medicine and allied health subjects, as well as medical sociology and modern health policy.
The number of individuals turning to unconventional medical therapies continues to increase each year. Now, more than ever, today's medical and health care professionals require the knowledge and skills to successfully "bridge the gap" between conventional therapies and complementary/alternative medicine (CAM). McGraw-Hill now introduces the latest compilation of integrative approaches to many conditions and syndromes. This work reflects the authors' synthesis of many years of clinical experience and the theories underlying the many alternative modalities and traditional medical practices. Clinicians will find this text a highly effective resource.Built on the evidence-based expertise developed at New York City's Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing - the largest integrative medicine practice in the United States - "Integrative Medicine" uniquely combines a body systems approach with practical case studies, to clearly illustrate how clinicians can successfully incorporate conventional and CAM therapies into their daily practice.Ideal either as a classroom text or a clinical reference, "Integrative Medicine" features: an evidence-based approach that's immediately applicable to clinical practice - What works? What is safe and effective? and, What alternative therapies can potentially interact with traditional therapies?; a unique organization by body system (not by modality) - so it's easy to find thorough, practical information for managing a patient's specific condition; "Case Examples" that clearly demonstrate the application of an integrated approach to daily practice; unique grand round style discussion - "Selected Cases in Integrative Medicine through the Life Cycle"; and, integrative plans for conditions in women's health, cardiology, gastroenterology, urology, infectious disease, pediatrics, rheumatology, oncology, dermatology, and more.It also features: case-by-case evaluations of diet, nutritional supplements, botanicals, mind/body approaches, manipulation therapies, and alternative systems such as Asian medicine and homeopathy; coverage of potential adverse interactions between alternative and conventional therapies; and, concise reviews of the major disciplines and protocols of complementary and alternative medicine, written by world authorities.Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, "Integrative Medicine" provides you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to inform, educate, and treat those patients who are interested in or currently using unconventional medical therapies. Earn CME credits! Also available: Kligler/Lee - "Integrative Medicine CME Study Guide" (ISBN 0-07-140238-1). It features 1000 multiple-choice Q&As keyed to the Integrative Medicine text AND includes a bonus 100-question test for CME credit from Innovisions!
Alternatives in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning highlights the issues related to ozone layer depletion and global warming due to use of conventional cooling technologies and refrigerants in the field of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC). It describes, simulates and analyzes the alternate technologies and alternate refrigerants from energy and exergy point of view. The unconventional and alternative refrigeration technologies viz. Vapor Absorption Refrigeration, Vapor Adsorption Refrigeration, Evaporative Cooling, Desiccant Cooling, Thermoelectric Refrigeration, Thermo Acoustic Refrigeration, Ejector Cooling, Vortex Tube Refrigeration Systems and Metal Hydride Refrigeration etc. are explored in the subject matter of this book. The combined or integrated approach of some technologies to enhance the performance, waste heat utilization or to increase the arena of its use is also discussed. This book will cater to the needs of the RAC community from the point of view of feasible futuristic options in this area. This book will also serve as a text book for postgraduate students especially of thermal and energy engineering stream and useful to the teachers, researchers, and practicing engineers.
This volume is a collection of immunohematology and transfusion medicine cases, comprised of clinical vignettes and antibody panels with questions based on each case, arranged in a workbook format. The cases are based on real patient problems which are typically encountered and covers a number of common issues and challenging problems in blood banking and transfusion practice. Discussion and resolution of each case is provided in a separate answer section, including up-to-date information on pertinent advances in the field.
Written by experts in the field, Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine: A Case Study Approach provides an interactive tool to help make blood banking and transfusion medicine memorable, practical, and relevant to residents and fellows.