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See below for a selection of the latest books from Medical research category. Presented with a red border are the Medical research books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Medical research books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Translational Nanomedicine

Translational Nanomedicine

Author: Robert A. Meyers Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2020

The largest high-level encyclopedia on molecular medicine is now publishing a topical volume on Nanomedicine. The long awaited volume gives a comprehensive overview on nanomaterials in drug delivery, imaging and as therapeutics.

The A-Z of Social Research Jargon

The A-Z of Social Research Jargon

Author: David Robinson, Val Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

First published in 1998, this volume examines a major function of research which is to strengthen the knowledge base of health professions and so enhance patient care. The rapid growth has unfortunately led to it being seen by many as an elitist activity full of jargon, carried out by academics. This to some degree has led to a theory practice gap with some professionals not recognising their important role within the research process. It is important to dispel the myth that all practitioner should carry out research, though they should use elements of the research process to develop a questioning and evaluative approach to care. This book will enable reader to demystify and enhance their understanding of terminology used in research and contains almost 300 terms. It offers readers a unique approach to explanations for each term by offering its Everyday use; its Research use; an Example and Related terms.

Foundations of Clinical Research Applications to Evidence-Based Practice

Foundations of Clinical Research Applications to Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Leslie G. Portney Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Updated examples to provide students with a relevant context for understanding designs and analyses Conceptual description of analytic procedures used in evidence-based practice as well as tables to demonstrate simple calculations Algorithm for choosing a statistical procedure based on a study's design Diagrams that aim to assist in a student's understanding of experimental and observational design variations Guidelines for critical appraisal of various types of studies Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice, including a focus on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios, number needed to treat, measuring clinically meaningful change

Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery A Modern Approach

Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery A Modern Approach

Author: Shils, Vedran Deletis Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery: A Modern Approach, Second Edition, provides updates on the original techniques and overall methodology used in neuromonitoring. The purpose of this book is to describe the integration of neuromonitoring with surgical procedures. Each methodology is discussed in detail, along with chapters that describe how those methodologies are applied to multiple neurosurgical procedures and the evidence used to support those uses. The second edition features surgical procedures section, which focuses on specific surgical procedures and the type of monitoring used during these procedures. The book's original chapters have been updated and expanded, with the structure modified to ensure the book is beneficial to both physiologists and surgeons. This book is written for neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons.

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

Author: Edward Livingston, Roger Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The world-renowned experts at JAMA (R) explain statistical analysis and the methods used in medical research Written in the language and style appropriate for clinicians and researchers, this new JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods provides explanations and expert discussion of the statistical analytic approaches and methods used in the medical research reported in articles appearing in JAMA and the JAMA Network journals. This addition to the JAMAevidence (R) series is particularly timely and necessary because today's physicians and other health care professionals must pursue lifelong learning to keep up with the ever-expanding universe of new medical science and evidence-based clinical information. Readers and users of research articles must have a firm grasp of the myriad new statistical, analytic, and methodologic approaches used in contemporary medical studies. To provide concrete examples, the explanations in the book link to research articles that incorporate the specific statistical test or methodological approach being discussed.

Nanomedicine in Brain Diseases Principles and Application

Nanomedicine in Brain Diseases Principles and Application

Author: Xue Xue Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020

This book provides an overview of the current applications of nanomaterials in brain diseases, and introduces several novel nanomaterials that have excellent potential in this field. During the last two decades, nanotechnology had matured significantly as it has transitioned from a bench-top science to an applied technology. However, the application of nanomaterials in basic and clinical neuroscience is still at an early stage, and understanding how the intrinsic properties of nanomaterials translate to complex biological responses is an area of intensive research. Part 1 of the book focuses on the principles and strategies of nanomedicine in the brain diseases, while part 2 examines the applications of promising nanomaterials for therapy and diagnosis in the brain. Together they offer a comprehensive picture of advances in nanotechnology and their successful use in treating brain diseases in the past 20 years.

Aptamers Biotechnological Applications of a Next Generation Tool

Aptamers Biotechnological Applications of a Next Generation Tool

Author: Gulab Singh Yadav Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2019

The book discusses the basics of aptamers and the advent of aptamer-based technology in recent times. The book covers the diverse applications of aptamers, such as in detection of animal and plant pathogens, disease diagnosis and therapeutics, environmental contamination detection etc. Besides these applications, the book also describes the use of these synthetic or modified DNA, as drug delivery vehicles. The different chapters describe how the binding capacity and specificity of aptamers can be exploited in various ways. The book also discusses how these attributes of aptamers can outdo the antibody technology in biomedical and diagnostic solutions. This crisp and concise book gives the readers an insight into the most recent biotechnological applications of aptamers.

In Vitro Drug Release Testing of Special Dosage Forms

In Vitro Drug Release Testing of Special Dosage Forms

Author: Nikoletta Fotaki Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Guides readers on the proper use of in vitro drug release methodologies in order to evaluate the performance of special dosage forms In the last decade, the application of drug release testing has widened to a variety of novel/special dosage forms. In order to predict the in vivo behavior of such dosage forms, the design and development of the in vitro test methods need to take into account various aspects, including the dosage form design and the conditions at the site of application and the site of drug release. This unique book is the first to cover the field of in vitro release testing of special dosage forms in one volume. Featuring contributions from an international team of experts, it presents the state of the art of the use of in vitro drug release methodologies for assessing special dosage forms' performances and describes the different techniques required for each one. In Vitro Drug Release Testing of Special Dosage Forms covers the in vitro release testing of: lipid based oral formulations; chewable oral drug products; injectables; drug eluting stents; inhalation products; transdermal formulations; topical formulations; vaginal and rectal delivery systems and ophthalmics. The book concludes with a look at regulatory aspects. Covers both oral and non-oral dosage forms Describes current regulatory conditions for in vitro drug release testing Features contributions from well respected global experts in dissolution testing In Vitro Drug Release Testing of Special Dosage Forms will find a place on the bookshelves of anyone working with special dosage forms, dissolution testing, drug formulation and delivery, pharmaceutics, and regulatory affairs.

A Study of Remedies by Comparison

A Study of Remedies by Comparison

Author: Herbert A. Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

A Primer of Research, Publication and Presentation

A Primer of Research, Publication and Presentation

Author: Sandeep Grover, Shahul Ameen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

This book provides simple narration about basic aspects of research, writing a research paper, making presentations and publication. The language of the book is easy to understand and topics chosen reflect the needs of postgraduate students and young researchers. The authors of various chapters have provided information succinctly, which can be translated into practice.

Mastitis Symptoms, Triggers and Treatment

Mastitis Symptoms, Triggers and Treatment

Author: Tapas Kumar Sar Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Mastitis is the most widespread and economically important disease of dairy cattle occurring throughout the world. It is of particular concern for farmers in developing countries like India. The economic loss due to mastitis is associated with reduced milk production, discard of milk due to antibiotic residues, treatment and management costs, and occasional deaths. The menace has a serious zoonotic threat due to shedding of bacteria and their toxins through the milk. Mastitis is caused by a wide spectrum of pathogens and, it is categorized into contagious and environmental mastitis. The major contagious pathogens include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Mycoplasma spp. and Corynebacterium bovis. The environmental mastitis can be induced by those pathogens residing in the environment such as E. coli, Klebsiella spp., Streptococcus dysgalactiae and Streptococcus uberis. On the basis of symptoms, mastitis can be classified into either clinical or sub-clinical. Clinical mastitis is characterized by sudden onset, alterations of milk composition and appearance, decreased milk production, and the presence of the cardinal signs of inflammation in the udder. In contrast, in sub-clinical mastitis, no cardinal signs are detected although the milk production is decreased and the somatic cell count is increased. The diagnosis of sub-clinical mastitis is a real challenge in the dairy industry. The book contains a total of 7 chapters including a research chapter (chapter 6) for control of mastitis, a global problem with public health menace. Persons associated with antimicrobial stewardship and drug control policies may go through chapters 5 and 7 for getting some suggestions and clarifications for their consideration. The use of propolis for mastitis control is an innuendo for the reduction of antimicrobial misuse. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in pathogens isolated from ewes and goats with mastitis has been recorded. This approach is in line with the antimicrobial stewardship, with the aim of limiting the selection for antimicrobial resistant strains. Propolis ethanol extracts showed a good bactericidal activity against mastitis pathogens as well as the capacity to inhibit biofilm formation and to disrupt established biofilm. These results strongly suggest that propolis may be part of a mastitis control strategy. The present book is a comprehensive attempt to cover the relevant topics of bovine mastitis such as physiology of milk secreation with associated biomarkers, immune responses of udder, updated etiology, current trends in conventional treatment and management, prospect of herbal preparations and propolis as supportive treatment options. The book will cater the need of the veterinary/dairy science/one health students, professionals, researchers and moreover, the progressive farmers who wish to understand the basics of the menace. Any suggestions from any corner for the improvement of the book will be gladly acknowledged.