Anemia of Chronic Disease

Author: Gunter Weiss,Victor R. Gordeuk,Chaim Hershko

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824759729

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 3252

This book summarizes the most current research on the anemia of chronic disease and identifies effective diagnostic strategies for this common clinical condition-covering key topics related to the design and selection of therapeutic options including the treatment of the underlying disease, the biology of erythropoietin and the regulation of erythropoiesis, the disturbance of iron homeostasis, and the complex nature of the systemic inflammatory response.

Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Author: Philip Lanzkowsky

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123751553

Category: Medical

Page: 1058

View: 2549

Given that there have been considerable advances in the treatment and management of oncologic diseases in children, the fifth edition of this successful clinical manual will be entirely updated to incorporate all current protocols and developments.This edition will be a comprehensive book on patient management, replete with algorithms and flow diagrams on diagnosis and management. Its concise and easy-to-read format will enable readers to make accurate diagnoses and permit them to treat patients without having extensive previous hematologic/oncologic experience. A list of normal values at various ages in children, providing an extremely useful reference for patient management is included. Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Offers a concise, systematic approach to all pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders in one reference manual Easy-to-read format: multiple tables, charts, and flow-diagrams for diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders Clear presentation by practicing clinicians, who are also academic researchers, of recent developments in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, immunology, transplantation, and biochemistry

Uremic Toxins

Author: Severin Ringoir,Raymond Vanholder,Shaul G. Massry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468454455

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 8289

The present book contains the Proceedings of a two day Symposium on Uremic Toxins organized at the University of Ghent in Belgium. A series of guest lectures, free communications and posters have been presented. An international audience of 163 scientists from 16 nationalities listened to and discussed extensively a spectrum of topics brought forward by colleagues and researchers who worked for many years in the field of Uremic Toxins. There is a striking contrast between all the new dialysis strategies available in the work to "clean" the uremic patients and the almost non-progression of our knowledge on uremic toxins in the past decade. In this sense the symposium was felt by all participants as a new start for the research in the biochemical field of the definition of uremia. If the present volume would stimulate new work in this field in order to define uremia, or identify the uremic toxins, the purpose of the organizers would be maximally fulfilled.

Anaemia in Cancer

Author: Carsten Bokemeyer,Heinz Ludwig

Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division

ISBN: 9780444509048

Category: Medical

Page: 227

View: 4967

This volume provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the pathogenesis, treatment and treatment effects of chronic anaemia of cancer as well as chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-induced anaemia. It is the result of a joint effort by the members of the European School of Oncology (ESO) Task Force on Anaemia in Cancer and the participants of an ESO Symposium on this topic. negative prognostic factor for clinical outcome in cancer patients. In addition, there is evidence that tissue hypoxia contributes to the progression of malignant disease by inducing a more malignant phenotype, stimulating angiogenesis within tumour tissues, and diminishing the sensitivity of tumour cells to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. traditional treatment for anaemia - the transfusion of red blood cells - has significant limitations. This situation has changed dramatically with the introduction of recombinant human erythropoietin, which acts as an important physiological stimulator of human erythropoiesis. The beneficial effects of erythropoietin markedly exceed those of transfusions. Erythropoietin can lead to complete, long-term normalization of anaemia which in turn results in a significant improvement in anaemic cancer patients' quality of life and physical exercise capacity.

Hematology and Oncology

Author: Casey O'Connell,Vanessa Lynn Dickey

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781405104494

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 5683

Designed as a quick read for both students on a hematology/oncology rotation and others who want to know more about the specialty, Blueprints Hematology and Oncology covers the essentials that every practitioner will need to know. Pocket-sized and practical, this book covers the most common conditions students are likely to encounter. It focuses on the essential content students need to know during a rotation allowing for a fast, easy read. Twenty-five multiple-choice review questions are included to help students test their understanding of the subject. The book also features a valuable appendix on career and residency opportunities. Also included are sections on medications and their toxicities and common hematological and oncological emergencies. Perfect for medical students -- physician assistants, nurse practitioners and related health professionals will also find Blueprints valuable.


Basic Principles and Practice

Author: Ronald Hoffman,Leslie E. Silberstein,Helen Heslop,Jeffrey Weitz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437729282

Category: Medical

Page: 2343

View: 8348

This leading text reflects both the new direction and explosive growth of the field of hematology. Edited and written by practitioners who are the leaders in the field, the book covers basic scientific foundations of hematology while focusing on its clinical aspects. This edition has been thoroughly updated and includes ten new chapters on cellular biology, haploidentical transplantation, hematologic manifestations of parasitic diseases, and more. The table of contents itself has been thoroughly revised to reflect the rapidly changing nature of the molecular and cellular areas of the specialty. Over 1,000 vivid images, now all presented in full color for the first time, include a collection of detailed photomicrographs in every chapter, selected by a hematopathology image consultant. What's more, this Expert Consult Premium Edition includes access to the complete contents of the book online, fully searchable and updated quarterly by Dr. Hoffman himself. - Publisher.

Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012805154X

Category: Medical

Page: 2800

View: 933

Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine offers researchers over 200 articles covering every aspect of cardiovascular research and medicine, including fully annotated figures, abundant color illustrations and links to supplementary datasets and references. With contributions from top experts in the field, this book is the most reputable and easily searchable resource of cardiovascular-focused basic and translational content for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences. The panel of authors chosen from an international board of leading scholars renders the text trustworthy, contemporary and representative of the global scientific expertise in these domains. The book's thematic structuring of sections and in-depth breakdown of topics encourages user-friendly, easily searchable chapters. Cross-references to related articles and links to further reading and references will further guide readers to a full understanding of the topics under discussion. Readers will find an unparalleled, one-stop resource exploring all major aspects of cardiovascular research and medicine. Presents comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cardiovascular medicine and research Offers readers a broad, interdisciplinary overview of the concepts in cardiovascular research and medicine with applications across biomedical research Includes reputable, foundational content on genetics, cancer, immunology, cell biology and molecular biology Provides a multi-media enriched color-illustrated text with high quality images, graphs and tables.
Family & Relationships

A Compromised Generation

The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America's Children

Author: Beth Lambert,Victoria Kobliner

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810965

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 358

View: 1664

Examines the causes of chronic disease in American children, discussing such conditions as the overuse of prescription medicines, poor diet, misuse of vaccines, environmental toxins, and certain lifestyles as contributing factors.

Managing Chronic Conditions

Experience in Eight Countries

Author: Ellen Nolte,Cécile Knai,Martin McKee

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 928904294X

Category: Medical

Page: 181

View: 2825

This book examines the health system response to the rising burden of chronic disease in eight countries. It provides a detailed assessment of the current situation, a description of the policy framework and future scenarios, as well as evaluation and lessons learned.
Health & Fitness

The Holistic Rx

Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease

Author: Madiha M. Saeed MD

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442279443

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 438

View: 412

According to some reports, about half of all adults and children have one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults has two or more chronic health conditions. And, sadly, these numbers continue to grow at an alarming rate. The Holistic Rx offers the reader with one or more chronic health conditions or symptoms easy-to-follow evidence-based approaches to healing their ailments by targeting inflammation and its underlying root causes. Dr. Madiha Saeed covers the foundations of good health like digestive health and detoxification, and the Four Big S’s (stress management, sleep strategies, social and spiritual health), along with disease-specific supplements homeopathy, acupressure, aromatherapy, , other holistic remedies to achieve lasting good health and wellness. The first part of the book addresses the root of chronic illness—inflammation—and examines its underlying causes and possible treatment approaches that focus on the whole body rather than just the affected area. In the second part of the book, she first advises the reader on adjusting their holistic approach to their health conditions based on their individual needs. Then, after briefly describing various integrative approaches, she provides an A-to-Z guide to holistic and integrative treatment of over 70 chronic illnesses, conditions, and symptoms. For each condition, she outlines a healing plan that begins with digestive health and detoxifications and the four S’s specific to that organ system and covers the additional alternative, holistic, and complementary approaches that are most effective for that condition. This ready resource will help the whole family address their most common complaints and promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle that focuses on overall wellness.

Anemia in the Elderly

Author: Lodovico Balducci,William B. Ershler,John M. Bennett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387495061

Category: Medical

Page: 145

View: 6325

Anemia in the elderly has been properly defined as the silent epidemic, representing 3 million people in the United States aged 65 years and older. Incidence and prevalence of this condition increase with age. It differs in its etiology, pathogenesis and treatment from anemia in children and younger adults. Anemia is associated with reduced survival, increased risk of functional dependence and hospitalization, increased risk of congestive heart failure and stage renal disease and cognitive disorders. Approximately 70% of anemia in older individuals is reversible.
Internal medicine

Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Author: D. A. Warrell,Timothy M. Cox,John D. Firth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198570141

Category: Internal medicine

Page: 1602

View: 6770


Erythropoietins and Erythropoiesis

Molecular, Cellular, Preclinical, and Clinical Biology

Author: Graham Molineux,Mary A. Foote,Steven Elliott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764375434

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 818

A comprehensive one-source guide to the most current information on red blood cell formation and the action of recombinant human erythropoietins. Topics covered include: erythropoiesis, recombinant protein discovery and production, and treatment of patients with anemia. The newest theories in erythropoiesis (receptors, signaling), manufacturing, new formulations, and clinical research are discussed. The text is ideal for researchers and clinical investigators in academia, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical research associates, clinical monitors, and physician investigators. This softcover volume is an unchanged second printing of the hardcover edition published in 2003.

Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Oncology

Basic Science and Clinical Therapeutics

Author: George Morstyn,MaryAnn Foote,Graham J. Lieschke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592597475

Category: Medical

Page: 477

View: 614


Peptic Ulcer Disease: Basic and Clinical Aspects

Proceedings of the Symposium Peptic Ulcer Today, 21–23 November 1984, at the Sophia Ziekenhuis, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Author: G.F. Nelis,J. Boevé,J.J. Misiewicz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400950349

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 9210

Despi te a slow decrease in the incidence of peptic ulcer in the Western world during the past decade, general practitioners, physicians, gastroenterologists, and surgeons deal with patients suffering from peptic ulcer and its complications almost daily. It has been estimated that some 10% of the population in the Western world becomes af flicted by peptic ulcer at least once and many of them have chronic relapsing disease. This lays a heavy burden on the amount of money which is spent in general health care. In recent years our understanding of peptic ulcer disease has in creased tremendously, but considerable gaps in our knowledge remain. Originally the increase in our knowledge has been stimulated by the development of fibre-optic endoscopy in the sixties, and later by the development of new surgical techniques and drugs in the seventies. New insights into the pathophysiology of the disease resulted from these developments and revived the scientific interest in peptic ulcer disease. However, the field remains complicated and the studies are be devilled by the large number of variables which can affect the results. In the symposium 'PEPTIC ULCER TODAY' we have attemp ted to bring together recent knowledge on basic and clinical aspects of peptic ulcer disease.

Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rhEPO) in Clinical Oncology

Scientific and Clinical Aspects of Anemia in Cancer

Author: Mohammad Resa Nowrousian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211694596

Category: Medical

Page: 866

View: 9061

Anemia, a frequent complication of cancer and its treatments, produces unwanted symptoms and significantly impairs metabolic and physiologic functions, as well as patients' activity, quality of life and even life expectancy. In its new Second Edition, this book presents current knowledge on anemia in cancer and its treatment with Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rhEPO). Expanded, updated and newly added chapters describe scientific and clinical aspects of anemia, and give diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations on use of rhEPO. This is an essential source of information for radiotherapists, medical oncologists, hematologists, internists, pediatricians, surgeons, specialists in transfusion and laboratory medicine, and pharmacologists.

Red Cell Manual

Author: Robert S. Hillman,Clement A. Finch

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803601451

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 6393

This new seventh edition is greatly enhanced with the addition of full-color illustrations showing the morphology of blood cells and covering more pathology. An added feature of the revised text is the expanded coverage of the pathophysiology, detection, and treatment of anemias. 36 illustrations.

The 5-Minute Clinical Consult Premium 2015

Author: Frank J. Domino,Robert A. Baldor,Jeremy Golding,Jill A. Grimes

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451192150

Category: Medical

Page: 1552

View: 8879

The 5-Minute Clinical Consult provides rapid-access information on the diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated conditions of more than 700 medical conditions. Organized alphabetically by diagnosis, this best-selling clinical reference continues to present brief, bulleted points on disease topics in a consistent templated format. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult is presented in two formats: Standard (print only) and Premium (print + 1-year online access). The 5-Minute Clinical Consult website gives customers a complete online decision support tool, with fully searchable diagnoses, lab tests, treatment algorithms, and patient handouts. In 2014, we will improve the site's UI and mobile experiences to emphasize the search functionality and to improve navigability for faster access to the clinical information physicians need.

Pathobiology of Human Disease

A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123864577

Category: Medical

Page: 5000

View: 1914

Pathobiology of Human Disease bridges traditional morphologic and clinical pathology, molecular pathology, and the underlying basic science fields of cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology, which have opened up a new era of research in pathology and underlie the molecular basis of human disease. The work spans more than 48 different biological and medical fields, in five basic sections: Human Organ Systems Molecular Pathology/Basic Mechanisms of Diseases Animal Models/Other Model Systems Experimental Pathology Clinical Pathology Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers from research professionals to advanced undergraduate students. Reviews quantitative advances in the imaging and molecular analysis of human tissue, new microarray technologies for analysis of genetic and chromosomal alterations in normal and diseased cells and tissues, and new transgenic models of human disease using conditional, tissue-specific gene targeting Articles link through to relevant virtual microscopy slides, illustrating side-by-side presentation of "Normal" and "Disease" anatomy and histology images Fully-annotated with many supplementary full color images, graphs, tables, and video files linked to data sets and to live references, enabling researchers to delve deeper and visualize solutions

Hematology: Diagnosis and Treatment - E-Book

Author: Ronald Hoffman,Edward J. Benz,Leslie E. Silberstein,Helen Heslop,Jeffrey Weitz,John Anastasi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455740411

Category: Medical

Page: 2384

View: 6300

Hematology, 6th Edition encompasses all of the latest scientific knowledge and clinical solutions in the field, equipping you with the expert answers you need to offer your patients the best possible outcomes. Ronald Hoffman, MD, Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, Leslie E. Silberstein, MD, Helen Heslop, MD, Jeffrey Weitz, MD, John Anastasi, MD, and a host of world-class contributors present the expert, evidence-based guidance you need to make optimal use of the newest diagnostic and therapeutic options. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Make confident, effective clinical decisions by consulting the world's most trusted hematology reference. Access the complete contents online at, with a downloadable image collection, regular updates, case studies, patient information sheets, and more. Apply all the latest knowledge on regulation of gene expression, transcription splicing, and RNA metabolism; pediatric transfusion therapy; principles of cell-based gene therapy; allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome in adults; hematology in aging; and much more, thanks to 27 brand-new chapters plus sweeping updates throughout. Find the information you need quickly and easily thanks to a completely reworked organization that better reflects today’s clinical practice. Visualize clinical problems more clearly with new and updated images that reflect the pivotal role of hematopathology in modern practice. Benefit from the experience and fresh perspective of new editor Dr. Jeffrey Weitz, Professor of Medicine at McMaster University School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute in Ontario.