Basic Neurobiology Techniques

Basic Neurobiology Techniques

This volume explores the latest techniques and improved methods used to study important neurobiological and associated neuropathological conditions. Chapters cover topics such as the application of semiconductor quantum dots as photostable fluorophores used for labeling and tracking; GCaMP6 transcranial imaging to monitor neural activity; the patch-clamping technique allowing simultaneous monitoring of membrane currents and optical signals; and quantifying behavioral dysfunction caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your laboratory.

Cutting-edge and practical, Basic Neurobiology Techniques is a valuable resource for novel and expert researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of this developing field.

 

 

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Neurocritical Care Informatics: Translating Raw Data into Bedside Action

Neurocritical Care Informatics: Translating Raw Data into Bedside Action

Health care in the twenty-first century requires intensive use of technology in order to acquire and analyze data and manage and disseminate information. No area is more data intensive than the neurointensive care unit. Despite the massive amount of data, however, providers often lack interpretable and actionable information. This book reviews the concepts underlying the emerging field of neurocritical care informatics, with a focus on integrated data acquisition, linear and nonlinear processing, and innovative visualization in the ICU. Subjects addressed in individual chapters are thus wide ranging and encompassing, for example, multimodal and continuous EEG monitoring and data integration, display of data in the ICU, patient-centered clinical decision support, optimization of collaboration and workflow, and progress towards an “integrated medical environment”. All of the nine chapters have been written by international thought leaders in the field.

 

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Education about Mental Health and Illness

Education about Mental Health and Illness

This book highlights the best educational practices for the professionals dealing with mental health and illness. While attempting an overall review of the current state-of-the-art in psychiatry education, the book focuses on recent developments and controversies in undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatric education around the globe.

 

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Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly

Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly

This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.

 

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Lasers, Lights and Other Technologies

Lasers, Lights and Other Technologies

The series “Clinical Approach and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology” intends to be a practical guide in Cosmetic Dermatology. Procedures in cosmetic dermatology are very popular and useful in medicine, indicated to complement topical and oral treatments not only for photodamaged skin but also for other dermatosis such as acne, rosacea, scars, etc. Also, full-face treatments using peelings, lasers, fillers and toxins are increasingly being used, successfully substituting or postponing the need for plastic surgeries. Altogether, these techniques not only provide immediate results but also help patients to sustain long-term benefits, both preventing/treating dermatological diseases and maintaining a healthy and youthful skin. Throughout this series, different treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology will be discussed in detail covering the use of many pharmacological groups of cosmeceuticals, the new advances in nutraceuticals and emerging technologies and procedures. This volume addresses the most important physical approaches in cosmetic dermatology, disclosing their uses and advantages. Here are discussed in detail the applicability of lasers and other lights, photodynamic therapy, radiofrequency, ultrasound and transepidermal drug delivery.

 

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Chemical and Physical Procedures

Chemical and Physical Procedures

The series “Clinical Approach and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology” intends to be a practical guide in Cosmetic Dermatology.   Procedures in cosmetic dermatology are very popular and useful in medicine, indicated to complement topical and oral treatments not only for photodamaged skin but also for other dermatosis such as acne, rosacea, scars, etc. Also, full-face treatments using peelings, lasers, fillers and toxins are increasingly being used, successfully substituting or postponing the need for plastic surgeries. Altogether, these techniques not only provide immediate results but also help patients to sustain long-term benefits, both preventing/treating dermatological diseases and maintaining a healthy and youthful skin. Throughout this series, different treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology will be discussed in detail covering the use of many pharmacological groups of cosmeceuticals, the new advances in nutraceuticals and emerging technologies and procedures.   This volume discusses in detail the applicability and benefits of chemical peelings. Here are discussed in detail the use of superficial, medium and deep peelings.

 

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Daily Routine in Cosmetic Dermatology

Daily Routine in Cosmetic Dermatology

Procedures in cosmetic dermatology are very popular and useful in medicine, indicated to complement topical and oral treatments not only for photodamaged skin but also for other dermatosis such as acne, rosacea, scars, etc. Also, full-face treatments using peelings, lasers, fillers and toxins are increasingly being used, successfully substituting or postponing the need for plastic surgeries. Altogether, these techniques not only provide immediate results but also help patients to sustain long-term benefits, both preventing/treating dermatological diseases and maintaining a healthy and youthful skin. Throughout this series, different treatments in Cosmetic Dermatology will be discussed in detail covering the use of many pharmacological groups of cosmeceuticals, the new advances in nutraceuticals and emerging technologies and procedures.

This volume, entitled “Daily Routine in Cosmetic Dermatology” will be an important tool for aesthetic doctors, practicing dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and all other physicians interested in the field of aesthetic medicine. It discloses in detail the semiology and general treatments in cosmetic dermatology, providing the state-of-the-art regarding patients’ evaluation, photoprotection, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals and special prescriptions. Also check the other volumes: Volume II – Chemical and Physical Peelings Volume III – Lasers, Lights and Other Technologies Volume IV – Botulinum Toxins, Fillers and Related Substances

 

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Clinical Cases in Coronary Rotational Atherectomy: Complex Cases and Complications

Clinical Cases in Coronary Rotational Atherectomy: Complex Cases and Complications

This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process in the management of rotational atherectomy procedures by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. It will be well illustrated but concise, enabling the reader to obtain relevant information regarding both standard and unusual cases in a rapid, easy to digest format. Each case will also include a narrative description and patient management tips.

Rotational atherectomy (‘rotablator’) is used to treat heavily calcified lesions within coronary arteries at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Lesions that are inadequately treated may not be dilatable by balloons; and stents that are implanted in such lesions are at high risk for acute stent thrombosis and stent failure. However, rotablator therapy is high risk and present unique challenges to the interventionalists. Complications are generally uncommon. However, when they do occur, they tend to be disastrous.

In this case book, we present a series of rotablator cases: basic, complex cases, difficult cases, complications and unusual situations. Although PCI operators all have some degree of experience with this therapy, each operator is unlikely to have significant experience given the cost of the device and the risk involved. Therefore, this book will provide interventionalists with a valuable compendium of cases which can help them in the management of patients whom they plan to treat with rotational atherectomy.

 

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Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer: The Institut Curie Experience

Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer: The Institut Curie Experience

Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer” describes the reconstructive techniques that have been refined over the past decade by surgeons in a very high volume unit. It provides clear descriptions of all the available techniques. With proven experience in the procedures described and detailed scientific evaluation, it furthermore provides evidence-based literature reviews.

The book starts with the relevant anatomical background and passes through all the major oncoplastic and reconstructive procedures available to the breast cancer patient. It includes management of breast and nipple-areolar complex reconstruction in addition to symmetrising surgery and the new technique of fat transfer. It also covers all multidisciplinary aspects and genetics thus giving an up-to-date status report.

 

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Gastrointestinal Malignancies:New Innovative Diagnostics and Treatment

Gastrointestinal Malignancies:New Innovative Diagnostics and Treatment

Gastrointestinal Malignancies: New Innovative Diagnostics and Treatment summarizes new advantages in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, thereby providing the most current and up-to-date knowledge on gastrointestinal malignancies to medical students, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, oncologic surgeons, and oncologists.

This book will feature the progresses made on treatment and diagnosis of gastrointestinal malignancies in the last ten years and provides the most current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to the readers. The book will be an excellent reference tool for physicians and surgeons working in the field of gastrointestinal malignancies.

 

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