Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases : Definition, Diagnosis, and Management

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Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Luigi D. Notarangelo (eds.). Springer , c2008.
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Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a group of disorders involving defects in one or more components of the immune system, and are characterized by an increased incidence of infections, autoimmunity, and malignancies. Although PID seem to be rare, the number of patients diagnosed has increased in recent years, and more than 150 different forms of PID have been identified. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, a significant number of patients with PID are either not reco…
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Notarangelo, Luigi D
Rezaei, Nima
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Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Luigi D. Notarangelo (eds.)
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 358 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9783540785378 (print ed.)
9783540789369
Subjects (MeSH)
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - diagnosis
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - therapy
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes - diagnosis
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes - therapy
Abstract
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a group of disorders involving defects in one or more components of the immune system, and are characterized by an increased incidence of infections, autoimmunity, and malignancies. Although PID seem to be rare, the number of patients diagnosed has increased in recent years, and more than 150 different forms of PID have been identified. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, a significant number of patients with PID are either not recognized as having a PID or are not diagnosed as early as they should be. Such delays lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality among affected individuals. Our understanding of PID is improving rapidly, which will hopefully lead to more accurate diagnosis and efficient disease management. This book contains the most recent advances in the field, as well as a concise and structured review of previously identified PID. Although the book's primary focus is on practical diagnosis and management, the pathophysiology of PID is also discussed. This book is a comprehensive yet manageable resource for physicians and nurses wishing to learn more about PID, as well as a useful tool for both doctors-in-training and specialists in clinical decision-making and treatment planning.
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An Introduction to Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases -- Combined T and B Cell Immunodeficiencies -- Predominantly Antibody Deficiencies -- Phagocytes Defects -- Genetic Disorders of Immune Regulation -- Defects in Innate Immunity: Receptors and Signaling Components -- Autoinflammatory Disorders -- Complement Deficiencies -- Other Well-Defined Immunodeficiencies -- Syndromic Immunodeficiencies -- Treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
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Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases : Definition, Diagnosis, and Management

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Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Luigi D. Notarangelo, editors. (Second edition) Springer , 2017.
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Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a group of inborn disorders of the immune system, characterized by increased susceptibility to infections, autoimmunity, and cancers. Although PIDs were previously considered rare conditions, the number of diagnosed cases is growing rapidly, and about 300 different forms of PIDs have already been recognized. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis occurs in a significant number of patients, leading to avo…
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Notarangelo, Luigi D
Rezaei, Nima
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Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Luigi D. Notarangelo, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 582 pages) : 88 illus., 71 illus. in color
ISBN
9783662529072 (print ed.)
9783662529096
Subjects (MeSH)
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - diagnosis
Genetic Diseases, Inborn - therapy
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes - diagnosis
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes - therapy
Abstract
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a group of inborn disorders of the immune system, characterized by increased susceptibility to infections, autoimmunity, and cancers. Although PIDs were previously considered rare conditions, the number of diagnosed cases is growing rapidly, and about 300 different forms of PIDs have already been recognized. Nevertheless, because of inadequate medical awareness, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis occurs in a significant number of patients, leading to avoidable morbidity and mortality. The first edition of this practical reference textbook was widely welcomed by scientists and clinicians from around the world. This new edition has been extensively revised to reflect advances in knowledge and includes various PIDs not previously covered. For each disease, information is provided on definition, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. Every effort has been made to ensure that, throughout, the text is easy to read and readily comprehensible. The book will represent an ideal resource for specialists when engaging in diagnosis, clinical decision-making, and treatment planning. It will also prove invaluable for doctors in training and other physicians and nurses who wish to learn more about PIDs.
Contents
1. Introduction on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases -- 2. Combined T- and B-Cell Immunodeficiencies -- 3. 3 Predominantly Antibody Deficiencies -- 4. Phagocytes Defects -- 5. Genetic Disorders of Immune Regulation -- 6. Defects in Intrinsic and Innate Immunity: Receptors and Signaling Components -- 7. Autoinflammatory Disorders -- 8. Complement Deficiencies -- 9. Other Well-Defined Immunodeficiencies -- 10. Syndromic Immunodeficiencies.
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A primer in cartilage repair and joint preservation of the knee

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A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates each technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty to the recent developments in tissue biologics-through a step-by-step approach. This highly visual, multimedia reference guides you in choosing the best treatment course for each patient. Get only the information you need through…
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edited by Tom Minas
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date Published
c2011
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1 online resource
ISBN
9781416066545 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cartilage diseases - surgery
Cartilage, articular - surgery
Knee Joint - surgery
Orthopedic Procedures - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Articular cartilage - Surgery
Cartilage - Diseases - Surgery
Cartilage Diseases - surgery
Cartilage, Articular - surgery
Knee Joint - surgery
Orthopedic Procedures - methods
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A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates each technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty to the recent developments in tissue biologics-through a step-by-step approach. This highly visual, multimedia reference guides you in choosing the best treatment course for each patient. Get only the information you need through a technique-focused approach and the consistent style of a single author, Dr. Thomas Minas-a leading specialist in cartilage repair. Clearly see the nuances and important points of each technique with surgical photographs and artists' renderings of key situations in the operating room. Select the best treatment course for each patient through extensive coverage of options from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty.
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Part 1: Decision Making -- Part 2: Cartilage Repair Surgical Techniques -- Part 3: Surgical Management of Background Factors --Part 4: Early Intervention in Osteoarthritis.
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Primer on cerebrovascular diseases

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edited by Louis R. Caplan, José Biller, Megan C. Leary ... [et al]. (2nd ed.) Elsevier , c2017.
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Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition, is a handy reference source for scientists, students, and physicians needing reliable, up-to-date information on basic mechanisms, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical issues related to brain vasculature. The book consists of short, specific chapters written by international experts on cerebral vasculature, presenting the information in a comprehensive and easily accessible manner.
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Caplan, Louis R
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edited by Louis R. Caplan, José Biller, Megan C. Leary ... [et al]
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2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Cerebrovascular disease
Cerebrovascular diseases
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Elsevier
Date Published
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resources, 968 p.
ISBN
9780128030585
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
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Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition, is a handy reference source for scientists, students, and physicians needing reliable, up-to-date information on basic mechanisms, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical issues related to brain vasculature. The book consists of short, specific chapters written by international experts on cerebral vasculature, presenting the information in a comprehensive and easily accessible manner.
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Principles of Deglutition : A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders

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Reza Shaker ... [et al.], editors. Springer , c2013.
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Principles of Deglutition is the first in class comprehensive multidisciplinary textbook to encompass the entire field of normal and disordered deglutition. It is designed as the definitive text for all those who desire to further their knowledge of the dynamic and expanding field of deglutology. The text is created to serve as a treasured reference for clinicians, educators and trainees from such diverse backgrounds as gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation…
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Shaker, Reza
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Reza Shaker ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 1017 p. : 319 ill., 182 ill. in color)
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9781461437949
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition - physiology
Deglutition Disorders - physiopathology
Deglutition Disorders - therapy
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Gastroenterology
Otorhinolaryngology
Rehabilitation
Speech pathology
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Principles of Deglutition is the first in class comprehensive multidisciplinary textbook to encompass the entire field of normal and disordered deglutition. It is designed as the definitive text for all those who desire to further their knowledge of the dynamic and expanding field of deglutology. The text is created to serve as a treasured reference for clinicians, educators and trainees from such diverse backgrounds as gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation medicine, radiology and others. Principles of Deglutition brings together the state-of-knowledge from 12 disciplines involved in dysphagia through contributions of over one hundred thought leaders and master clinicians for the benefit of patients and providers alike. It concisely organizes the wealth of knowledge that exists in each of the contributing disciplines into one comprehensive information platform. Principles of Deglutition provides a one-stop destination for members of all specialties to obtain state-of-the-art and critically reviewed information regarding deglutition physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. It delivers a comprehensive and in depth review of deglutition related cerebral cortical, brainstem, peripheral nerves, and neuromuscular mechanisms, advanced diagnostic modalities and standard of care and cutting edge medical, rehabilitative and surgical treatments. It is an essential reference for all deglutologists.
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Part I: General Aspects of Deglutition -- Overview of Deglutition and Digestion -- Gustation, Olfaction and Deglutition -- Coordination of Deglution and Respiration -- Airway Protective Mechanisms, Reciprocal Physiology of the Deglutitive Axis -- Part II: Central Control of Deglutition -- Cerebral cortical control of deglutition -- Brainstem control of deglutition: Swallowing Pattern Generator -- Brainstem control of deglutition: Brainstem Neural Circuits and Mediators Regulation Swallowing -- Part III: Preparatory/Oral Phase of Deglutition -- Oral Phase Preparation and Propulsion: Anatomy, Physiology, Pheology, Mastication and Transport -- Deglutitive oral pressure phenomena -- Effects of aging on the oral phase of deglutition -- Nascent oral phase -- Part IV: Pharyngeal Phase of Deglutition -- Development, Anatomy and Physiology of the Pharynx -- Development, Anatomy and Physiology of the Larynx -- Development, Anatomy and Physiology of the Lungs -- Effect of aging of the pharynx and the UES -- Nascent Pharynx, physiology, reflexes -- Part V: UES and Its Deglutitive Function -- Development, Anatomy and Physiology of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter and Pharyngo-Esophageal Junction -- Deglutitive Pharyngeal and UES Pressure Phenomena -- Part VI: Esophageal Phase of Deglutition -- Development, Anatomy and Physiology of the Esophagus -- Normal aging and the esophagus -- Nascent esophagus, sensory-motor physiology during maturation -- Part VII: Esophageal Motility and Its Deglutitive Function -- Esophageal Motor Physiology -- Sphincter Mechanisms at the Esophago-Gastric Junction -- Motility and pressure phenomena of the esophagus -- Part VIII: Oral/Pharyngeal Phase Dysphagia -- Symptom Indices for Dysphagia Assessment and Management -- Cerebro-Vascular Accidents and Dysphagia -- Progressive Neurologic Disease and Dysphagia (Include Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Post Polio Syndrome) -- Disorders of appetite, eating and swallowing in the dementias -- Dystrophies and Myopathies (including Oculopharyngeal) -- Dysphagia Secondary to the Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy -- Swallow Syncope -- Globus Pharyngeus -- Deglutition in patients with tracheostomy, nasogastric tubes and orogoastric tubes -- Dysphagia Secondary to Systemic Diseases -- Part IX: Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening Dysfunction -- Zenker's Diverticulum -- Cricopharyngeal Bar -- Cricopharyngeal Achalasia -- UES opening muscle dysfunction -- Part X: Esophageal Phase Dysphagia: Motor Disorders -- Achalasia and Ineffective Esophageal Motility -- Esophaegeal Spasm/Noncardiac chest pain Hypertensive Esophageal Peristalsis (Nutcracker Esophagus) and Hypertensive Lower Esophageal Sphincter -- Part XI: Esophageal Phase Dysphagia: Structural Abnormalities -- Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Esophagus -- Strictures, rings, webs (peptic, caustic, radiation, anastomotic) -- Esophageal Foreign Bodies: food impaction & foreign bodies -- Post-Surgical Dysphagia: Post-Nissen fundoplication, C-spine surgery, Thyroid surgery, Gastric Banding, Gastric bypass -- Drug-induced Esophageal Injury -- Infectious esophagitis -- Eosinophilic Esophagitis -- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease -- Barrett's Esophagus -- Extraesophageal Manifestations of Reflex Disease and Dysphagia -- Hiatal Hernia -- Part XII: Eating Disorders -- Psychogenic Dysphagia -- Rumination Syndrome -- Part XIII: Treatment Options for Deglutition Disorders -- Compensatory Management and Treatment in Dysphagia -- Rehabilitative Treatment -- Electrical Stimulation Treatment -- Pharmacotherapy of UES Spastic Disorder -- Open and Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy -- Surgical Treatment of Zenker's Diverticulum -- Dilatation (UES, Esophagus, LES), Balloon dilations, Bougies -- Esophageal Stenting for Relief of Dysphagia -- Botulinum Toxin for LES Spastic Disorders -- Surgical Treatment of Achalasia and Spastic Esophageal Disorders -- Vocal Fold Medialization, arytenoid adduction, and partial pharyngectomy -- Laryngohyoid Suspension -- Surgical Managment of Life-Threatening Aspiration -- Anti-reflux Surgery -- Tube Feeding: Indications, Considerations and Technique -- Index.
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Problem solving in endodontics : prevention, identification, and management

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James L. Gutmann, Paul E. Lovdahl. (5th ed.) Elsevier/Mosby , c2011.
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Problem Solving in Endodontics, 5th Edition, by James L. Gutmann and Paul Lovdahl, offers updated techniques and an evidence-based approach to the most common procedures performed at chairside. Ideal for both endodontists and general dentists, this thoroughly revised reference combines the precision of quality endodontic care with achievable and pain-free outcomes for the patient. Each chapter has been carefully designed so that you'll quickly grasp the anatomy, the instruments needed, and what…
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Gutmann, James L
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Lovdahl, Paul E
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James L. Gutmann, Paul E. Lovdahl
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Maryland Heights, Mo.
Publisher
Elsevier/Mosby
Date Published
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 478 p.)
ISBN
9780323068888 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dental pulp diseases
Endodontics - methods
Root Canal Therapy - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Dental Pulp Diseases
Endodontics
Endodontics - Methods
Root Canal Therapy - methods
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Problem Solving in Endodontics, 5th Edition, by James L. Gutmann and Paul Lovdahl, offers updated techniques and an evidence-based approach to the most common procedures performed at chairside. Ideal for both endodontists and general dentists, this thoroughly revised reference combines the precision of quality endodontic care with achievable and pain-free outcomes for the patient. Each chapter has been carefully designed so that you'll quickly grasp the anatomy, the instruments needed, and what procedures should be performed -- all supplemented by boxed clinical case examples and tips. Going beyond problem solving, it also addresses the major issues in diagnostic, anatomic, restorative, periodontic, traumatic, and surgical aspects of tooth retention. Provides chairside guidance for the endodontic procedures most commonly performed by endodontists and general dentists. Entire text has expanded concepts that are verified in new drawings and clinically relevant cases. Integrates new technologies and materials into every chapter that when applied result in predictable and optimal outcomes. Establishes clear parameters for the retention of teeth. Correlates optimal patient outcomes with an evidence-based approach. Reflects the practical expertise of renowned endodontics authority and past President of the AAE, Dr. James Gutmann, and endodontics specialist, Dr. Paul Lovdahl
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Problem solving in the diagnosis of odontogenic pain -- Problem-solving techniques in making radiographic images -- Problem solving in interpretation of dental radiographic images -- Problem solving in the differential diagnosis of bony defects resulting from pulpal and periodontal pathosis -- Problem solving in the diagnosis of treatment failure -- Problem solving in the diagnosis of nonodontogenic pain -- Problem-solving challenges in dentin hypersensitivity and vital pulp therapy -- Problem solving in tooth isolation, access openings, and identification of orifice locations -- Problem solving in working length determination -- Problem-solving clinical techniques in enlarging and shaping the root canal -- Problem solving in cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system -- Problem-solving challenges in root canal obturation -- Problem-solving challenges in compromised roots, root canal systems, and anatomic deviations -- Problem-solving techniques for revision of previous root canal procedures -- Problem solving in the management of painful tooth emergencies -- Problem-solving challenges in periapical surgery -- Problem solving in the management of teeth with subgingival carious and fractured margins including radicular defects -- Problem-solving challenges that require periradicular surgical intervention -- Problem solving in the management of tooth fractures and traumatic tooth injuries -- Problem solving the challenges faced in the restoration of endodontically treated teeth
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Selected Aspects of Cancer Progression : Metastasis, Apoptosis and Immune Response

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edited by Hans E. Kaiser and Aejaz Nasir ; associate editor, Nelly Adriana Nasir. Springer , c2008.
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The processes of tumor metastasis, apoptosis and anti-tumor immune response are among the most complex yet rapidly advancing fields in the area of cancer research. This monograph presents a comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in the various key concepts in these fundamental aspects of human cancer. It would be of particular interest to members of the cancer research community, especially those who are actively involved in the study of basic and translational aspects of human cancer. S…
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Kaiser, Hans E (Hans Elmar) 1928-
Nasir, Aejaz
Nasir, Nelly Adriana
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edited by Hans E. Kaiser and Aejaz Nasir ; associate editor, Nelly Adriana Nasir
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 249 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
v. 11
Series Title
Cancer growth and progression
ISBN
9781402067280 (print ed.)
9781402067297
Subjects (MeSH)
Apoptosis - physiology
Neoplasm Metastasis - physiopathology
Neoplasms - immunology
Abstract
The processes of tumor metastasis, apoptosis and anti-tumor immune response are among the most complex yet rapidly advancing fields in the area of cancer research. This monograph presents a comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in the various key concepts in these fundamental aspects of human cancer. It would be of particular interest to members of the cancer research community, especially those who are actively involved in the study of basic and translational aspects of human cancer. Specifically, this volume includes authentic subject reviews by leading experts on the following aspects: Control of tumor cell motility; Role of tumor-cell adhesion and migration in organ-selective metastasis-formation; Tumor heterogeneity in relation to invasion and metastasis and its clinical implications; Tumor angiogenesis, angioprevention, anti-angiogenic therapies and response; Role of apoptosis in the development, progression and therapy of cancer; Role of macrophages in tumor development and metastasis; Pathways of macrophage-mediated tumor progression; Abnormal variation of immune response against cancer; Immunological aspects of Marek's disease virus (MDV)-induced lymphoma progression; A biodynamical model of human T-cell proliferative disorders; Current methodologies for characterization of tumor directed immune response.
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Metastasis: a current perspective -- Control of cell motility during tissue invasion -- Cell adhesion and invasion during secondary tumor formation: interactions between tumor cells and host organs -- Genes and metastasis: experimental advances and clinical implications -- The evolution of diversity within tumors and metastases -- Tumor angiogenesis, antiangiogenic therapy and anti-antiangiogenesis response -- Apoptosis and cancer -- Macrophages in tumour development and metastasis -- Classical and alternative activation of macrophages: different pathways of macrophage-mediated tumor promotion -- Characterization of tumor-directed cellular immune responses in humans -- Immunological aspects of Marek's disease virus (MDV)-induced lymphoma progression -- Abnormal variation of the immune response as related to cancer -- A biodynamical model of human T-cell development and pathology: design, testing and validation.
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Medical terminology simplified : a programmed learning approach by body system

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Barbara A. Gylys, Regina M. Masters. (4th ed.) F.A. Davis Co , c2010.
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A programmed learning, word-building approach is ideal for self-paced learning and reviewandin-class instruction! The 4th Edition of this popular textbook continues to incorporate the most current trends and approaches to teaching medical terminology. Each body system unit features a summary of major combining forms, a comprehensive pathology section, and additional medical records and evaluations to help your students learn quickly and easily. Give your students the freedom to learn at their …
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Gylys, Barbara A
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Masters, Regina M
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Barbara A. Gylys, Regina M. Masters
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
F.A. Davis Co
Date Published
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxii, 629 p.)
ISBN
9781441654922
Subjects (MeSH)
Terminology as Topic
Abstract
A programmed learning, word-building approach is ideal for self-paced learning and reviewandin-class instruction! The 4th Edition of this popular textbook continues to incorporate the most current trends and approaches to teaching medical terminology. Each body system unit features a summary of major combining forms, a comprehensive pathology section, and additional medical records and evaluations to help your students learn quickly and easily. Give your students the freedom to learn at their own pace, both inside or outside of the classroom.
Contents
Introduction to programmed learning and medical word building -- Body structure -- Integumentary system -- Respiratory system -- Cardiovascular and lymphatic systems -- Digestive system -- Urinary system -- Reproductive systems -- Endocrine and nervous systems -- Musculoskeletal system -- Special senses : the eyes and ears.
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Project manager competency development (PMCD) framework

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Project Management Institute. (2nd ed.) Project Management Institute , c2007.
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Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework – Second Edition provides general context for the definition, assessment and development of project manager competency. The framework outlines the key dimensions of project management competency and identifies those competencies that are most likely to impact project manager performance. Project manager competency consists of three separate dimensions: Knowledge – what a project manager knows about the application of processes, tools and …
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Project Management Institute
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2nd ed.
Alternate Title
PMCD framework
Project manager competency development framework
Place of Publication
Newtown Square, PA
Publisher
Project Management Institute
Date Published
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 81 p.)
ISBN
1935589911 (electronic bk.)
9781935589914 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Professional Competence
Program Development - standards
Program Evaluation - standards
Subjects (LCSH)
Core competencies
Project management--Standards
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Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework – Second Edition provides general context for the definition, assessment and development of project manager competency. The framework outlines the key dimensions of project management competency and identifies those competencies that are most likely to impact project manager performance. Project manager competency consists of three separate dimensions: Knowledge – what a project manager knows about the application of processes, tools and techniques in project activities Performance – how a project manager applies project management knowledge to meet project requirements Personal – how a project manager behaves when performing activities in a project environment In order to be recognized as fully competent, a project manager must satisfy each of these three dimensions. An individual can demonstrate knowledge competency by obtaining an appropriately credentialed assessment, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential. Since the elements of knowledge competency are detailed in the PMP® Examination Specification, the PMCD Framework focuses on the assessment of Performance and Personal competencies. The PMCD Framework is designed to cover a range of competencies needed by project managers and to apply generically, regardless of the nature, type, size or complexity of the projects being managed. The broad nature of the standard is necessary to ensure that project management competency in individuals is transferable across industries and that industries and organizations can use the PMCD Framework to develop industry and organization-specific competency models.
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Fundamentals of program management : strategic program bootstrapping for business innovation and change

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Motoh Shimizu. Project Management Institute , c2012.
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Projects are the means of implementing organization strategy. While strategy may be the foundation, it soon gets lost in the details of implementation. The resulting strategy-project disconnect can be a source of overall project failure. Fundamentals of Program Management: Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change deals with this issue in a new and innovative way. The book is a core subset of a larger, highly successful book previously published in Japan. Its purpose i…
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Shimizu, Motoh
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Motoh Shimizu
Place of Publication
Newtown Square, PA
Publisher
Project Management Institute
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 201 p.)
ISBN
9781935589921
Subjects (MeSH)
Project management
Strategic Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Program Management
Project management
Strategic planning
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Projects are the means of implementing organization strategy. While strategy may be the foundation, it soon gets lost in the details of implementation. The resulting strategy-project disconnect can be a source of overall project failure. Fundamentals of Program Management: Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change deals with this issue in a new and innovative way. The book is a core subset of a larger, highly successful book previously published in Japan. Its purpose is to provide a linkage between strategy and project management through programs, and to offer a framework for integrating strategy, programs, and projects. To date, this critical linkage has not been well understood and has usually been left to the personal knowledge and expertise of project managers engaged in actual tasks. Author Motoh Shimizu proposes three conditions for successful realization of strategy: appropriate planning, sufficient and appropriate capability in the performing organization, and motivation among the performing staff. He describes Strategic Program Bootstrapping as the method for tying these elements together for successful implementation of strategy. Strategic Program Bootstrapping is a distinctive approach in that it defines a program as a refined expression of a strategy itself. Strategy and program are one and program managers are expected to be deeply involved in strategy and planning.
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Programs and business management -- Program implementation management processes -- Strategy management and risk management -- Value assessment -- Project organization and project management competency.
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