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Advanced Therapies in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
Endocrine Development Vol. 30

Dealing with current hot topics, this book aims to provide an update on advances in the treatment of endocrine disorders. The chapters cover innovative therapeutic approaches to type 1 diabetes, such as artificial pancreas and islet transplantation. Worldwide renowned experts share their experience and cutting edge research.

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Puberty from Bench to Clinic

Lessons for Clinical Management of Pubertal Disorders
Endocrine Development, Vol. 29

Experts share their view on critical issues such as weighting of genetic versus environmental factors or the impact of environmental factors in relation to periods in development. Not only showing the consensus and controversial issues in the various areas, each chapter presents lessons for clinical management of pubertal disorders.

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Progressive Neuroblastoma

Innovation and Novel Therapeutic Strategies
Progress in Neurological Surgery, Vol. 29

This book gives an introduction into the clinical features of progressive neuroblastoma and focuses on molecular-targeted therapies and immunotherapies of this disease. Topics discussed include genomic alterations in neuroblastoma, strategies for indirect molecular targeting of MYCN, apoptotic pathways and proapoptotic molecular targets in neuroblastoma, immune regulation in neuroblastoma.

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Cornea
ESASO Course Series, Vol. 6

This volume covers the functional anatomy with medical and surgical management of the ocular surface, provides information on high-risk corneal transplantation and explains techniques such as corneal collagen crosslinking, femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).

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Immuno-Oncology   Immuno-Oncology
Progress in Tumor Research, Vol. 42

Over the last decade, immuno-oncology has witnessed an astonishing pace of discovery and innovation translating into unprecedented successes in the clinical setting, arguably representing one of the most profound and transforming revolution in the history of cancer therapy.
 
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Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Frontiers of Hormone Research Vol. 44

Providing an authoritative overview of the epidemiological, clinical, genetic, molecular and pathological characteristics of NETs, this book highlights the most relevant controversial issues in the classification, diagnosis and therapy. Additionally new frontiers in the field of medical therapies are presented, through a multidisciplinary and translational approach.

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Stimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System

The Neuromodulation Frontier
Progress in Neurological Surgery, Vol. 29

The importance of electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves (PNS) is frequently overshadowed by spinal cord and deep brain stimulation. Written by recognized authorities in their fields, this publication describes the use of PNS in the management of neurological, psychiatric, otorhinolaryngological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, colorectal and genitourinary disorders.

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Frailty in Aging   Frailty in Aging
Biological, Clinical and Social Implications
Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 41

This publication investigates the biology and management of frailty and its social aspects. It focuses on frailty as a state of vulnerability, which is related to aging, but which can occur across the life course. It aims to improve the life of frail people and those around them. – More details and free chapter excerpts

Food Allergy: Molecular Basis and Clinical Practice   Food Allergy: Molecular Basis and Clinical Practice

During the last decade the output of research papers on food allergy increased tremendously. Today, issues related to food allergies still attract a lot of attention among academics and the general public. Featuring contributions by world-renowned experts, this book presents the current concept, practice and recent advances in the field of food allergy. – More details and free chapter excerpts

Using and Understanding Medical Statistics   Using and Understanding Medical Statistics

The greatest change of this fifth edition is the inclusion of source code together with selected output for the award-winning open-source statistical package R. This enables the authors to de-emphasize formulae and calculations, so as to let software do the 'heavy lifting'. This excellent introduction to medical statistics is also an invaluable reference for every medical researcher. – Read more

The Craniocervical Syndrome and MRI   The Craniocervical Syndrome and MRI

This book provides practitioners with a better understanding of the subtle anatomy and MRI appearances at the craniocervical junction, along with insight into the clinical significance of CSF flow measurements and their relationship to posture. Surgical management of patients with damage to the ligaments at the craniocervical junction and the role of cervical spinal trauma in neurodegenerative diseases as well as CSF flow obstruction are also discussed. – More details and free chapter excerpts

Calcium and Bone Disorders in Children and Adolescents   Calcium and Bone Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Endocrine Development, Vol. 28

Presenting up-to-date information on physiology, pathology, diagnosis, skeletal dysplasias, radiological imaging of bone and management of numerous conditions, this book also includes case histories illustrating clinical aspects as well as a practical approach to a child with recurrent fractures. – More details and free sample chapters or excerpts

Cover Karger Festschrift   Karger – Connecting the World of Biomedical Science

Now available online and in print, the richly illustrated Karger Festschrift chronicles the development of the publishing house since 1890 and its contribution to medicine and science over these 125 years. Now an internationally active, Swiss-based company, Karger employs 250 people worldwide and publishes 100 journals and 50 books per year across all biomedical disciplines. – Read the full story

The Tobacco Epidemic   The Tobacco Epidemic
Progress in Respiratory Research, Vol. 42

Tobacco use continues to be the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. This book provides a comprehensive update of the clinical, public health and political aspects of tobacco smoking. The editors have invited the 'who's who' in the field to create a unique book both highly scientific and easy to read.
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Patient Safety in Dialysis Access   Patient Safety in Dialysis Access
Contributions to Nephrology, Vol. 184

Preventive strategies are key to avoid harm and improve the treatment outcome for the growing number of patients with chronic kidney failure. Intended for nurses as well as doctors, this book aims to raise the awareness of patient safety aspects, combining medical education with evidence-based medicine.
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Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence   Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,Vol. 19

Offering a comprehensive update on new developments in obesity research and the treatment in children and adolescents, this book is essential reading for all pediatricians and health-care professionals who look after young patients on a regular basis.
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