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Basic science for anaesthetists

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by Sylva Dolenska. (2nd ed.) --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , 2006.
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Dolenska, Sylva
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by Sylva Dolenska
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2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Basic science for anesthetists
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
199 p.
ISBN
6610567573
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Contents
Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS and SYMBOLS -- FIGURE CAPTIONS -- FOREWORDS -- PREFACE -- PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION -- Part 1 Physics, mathematics, statistics, anaesthetic apparatus -- Gas compression, relationship of volume, pressure and temperature -- Real gas compression -- Isothermic compression - decompression -- Adiabatic compression - decompression -- Flow and resistance -- Laminar flow -- Turbulent flow -- Heat, vaporization and humidification -- Vaporization -- Simple mechanics 1: mass, force, pressure -- Simple mechanics 2: work and power -- Mathematical concepts -- The linear relationship -- Rectangular hyperbola -- Parabola -- Sinusoid waveform -- Exponentials 1: the curves -- Exponential growth (e.g. chain reaction, growth of bacteria) -- Exponential decay (e.g. drug elimination, decrease of transmitted light intensity with distance) -- Saturation exponential (e.g. pumping up a tyre, or intermittent positive pressure ventilation with a ventilator that generates constant pressure) -- Logarithm -- Exponentials 2: Properties of exponential decay curve -- Half-life, time constant and 'time to finish' -- Descriptive statistics -- Mode of distribution -- Measures of central tendency -- Presentation of data -- Diagrams -- Receiver operating characteristic curve -- Gas supply and pressure -- Pressure conversion -- The circle system -- Performance of the circle system under low fresh gas flow conditions -- The Mapleson A (Magill) breating system -- T-pieces -- Lung filling with automatic lung ventilators -- Constant pressure generator -- Constant flow generator -- Part 2 Clinical measurement -- Basic measurement concepts -- Electromanometers, frequency response and damping -- Frequency response -- Damping -- Pulse oximeter principle -- Pulse oximeter components and method of measurement -- Oxygen content and oxygen tension measurement -- Definitions -- Oxygen content measurement -- Capnography -- Waveform analysis (5 mm s-1) -- Trend analysis (display at 25 mm min-1) -- Uses of capnography -- [H+], pH and its measurement -- Basics of acid-base balance -- pH meter (Figure 75) -- Principles of measurement of flow in gases and liquids -- Cardiac output measurement by thermal dilution technique -- Measurement of the mechanical properties of the chest -- Static compliance (C = V/ p) -- Airways resistance (R = p/Q = palv - pmouth Q) -- Lung volumes and their measurement -- Functional residual capacity (FRC) -- Dead space volume, closing volume (single breath analysis of expired nitrogen) -- Part 3a Physiology: the cardiovascular system -- The cardiac cycle and the intravascular pressure waveforms -- Cardiovascular effects of intermittent positive pressure ventilation -- Control of cardiac output, regulation of cardiac function -- Cardi
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Breast Carcinoma

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edited by M. A. Hayat. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2008.
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This is the first book that discusses subjects of diagnosis, therapy, therapy assessment, and prognosis of breast cancer in one single volume. Cancer killed 6.7 million people around the world in 2002 and this figure is expected to rise to 10.1 million in 2020. Approximately 189,510 new cases of breast cancer were reported in 2007 in the United States, and 40,910 died in the same year. Focusing on Breast Carcinoma, this first volume in the series Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognos…
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Hayat, M. A
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edited by M. A. Hayat
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Methods of cancer diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xlvii, 727 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
v. 1
Series Title
Methods of cancer diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis
ISBN
9781402083693
9781402083686 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms
Abstract
This is the first book that discusses subjects of diagnosis, therapy, therapy assessment, and prognosis of breast cancer in one single volume. Cancer killed 6.7 million people around the world in 2002 and this figure is expected to rise to 10.1 million in 2020. Approximately 189,510 new cases of breast cancer were reported in 2007 in the United States, and 40,910 died in the same year. Focusing on Breast Carcinoma, this first volume in the series Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis brings together 56 leading scientists from around the world to deliver a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of breast cancer, including diagnosis, treatments and prognosis. Scientists and clinicians have contributed state of the art chapters on their respective areas of expertise providing the reader a whole field view of breast cancer management. This fully illustrated volume: Presents a constructive evaluation of commonly used methods for elucidating primary and secondary cancer initiation, progression, relapse, and metastasis; Highlights methods of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment assessment including various imaging modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, immunohistochemistry and histochemistry; Discusses detailed therapeutic protocols, including both their benefits and side-effects; Discusses examples of breast cancer treatments includingchemotherapy, radiation, chemoradiation, surgery, hormonal - and immunotherapy; Details the molecular processes that lead to the development and proliferation of cancer cells; Includes recent major advances in cancer diagnosis and therapy assessment. Professor Hayat has summarized the problems associated with the complexities of research publications and has been successful in editing a must-read volume for oncologists, cancer researchers, medical teachers and students of cancer biology.
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Breast Cancer: An Introduction -- Breast Cancer: Computer-Aided Detection -- Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Breast: Clinicopathologic Features -- Breast Cancer: Detection by In-Vivo Imaging of Angiogenesis -- Breast and Prostate Biopsies: Use of Optimized High-Throughput MicroRNA Expression for Diagnosis (Methodology) -- Familial Breast Cancer: Detection of Prevalent High-Risk Epithelial Lesions -- Differentiation Between Benign and Malignant Papillary Lesions of Breast: Excisional Biopsy or Stereotactic Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy (Methodology) -- Multicentric Breast Cancer: Sentinel Node Biopsy as a Diagnostic Tool -- Breast Cancer Recurrence: Role of Serum Tumor Markers CEA and CA 15-3 -- Breast Cancer Patients Before, During or After Treatment: Circulating Tumor Cells in Peripheral Blood Detected by Multigene Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction -- Breast Cancer Patients: Diagnostic Epigenetic Markers in Blood -- Breast Cancer Patients: Detection of Circulating Cancer Cell-Related mRNA Markers with Membrane Array Method -- Prediction of Metastasis and Recurrence of Breast Carcinoma: Detection of Survivin-Expressing Circulating Cancer Cells -- Node-Negative Breast Cancer: Predictive and Prognostic Value of Peripheral Blood Cytokeratin-19 mRNA-Positive Cells -- Breast and Colon Carcinomas: Detection with Plasma CRIPTO-1 -- Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Abnormal Cytology in Nipple Aspirate Fluid -- Tissue Microarrays: Construction and Utilization for Biomarker Studies -- Systematic Validation of Breast Cancer Biomarkers Using Tissue Microarrays: From Construction to Image Analysis -- Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast: The Role of Immunohistochemistry in Diagnosis -- Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast: Prognostic Assessment Using Immunohistochemistry -- Metaplastic Breast Carcinoma: Detection Using Histology and Immunohistochemistry -- Invasive Breast Cancer: Overexpression of HER-2 Determined by Immunohistochemistry and Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification -- Operable Breast Cancer: Neoadjuvant Treatment (Methodology) -- Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer -- Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Role of Chemotherapy in Improving Prognosis -- Relevance of Dose-Intensity for Adjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer -- Advanced Breast Cancer: Treatment with Docetaxel/Epirubicin -- Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer: Using Toxicity Data to Inform Decisions -- Chemotherapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Who Received Adjuvant Anthracyclines (An Overview) -- Estrogen Receptor-Negative and HER-2/neu-Positive Locally Advanced Breast Carcinoma: Therapy with Paclitaxel and Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor -- Breast Cancer: Side Effects of Tamoxifen and Anastrozole -- Breast Cancer: Expression of HER-2 and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor as Clinical Markers for Response to Targeted Therapy -- Young Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Breast-Conserving Therapy: Role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- Radiation Therapy for Older Women with Early Breast Cancer -- Acute Side Effects of Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients: Role of DNA-Repair and Cell Cycle Control Genes -- 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose/Positron Emission Tomography in Primary Breast Cancer: Factors Responsible for False-Negative Results -- Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery During Prophylactic Mastectomy (Methodology) -- Breast Conservation Surgery: Methods -- Lymph Node-Negative Breast Carcinoma: Assessment of HER-2/neu Gene Status as Prognostic Value -- Multifocal or Multicentric Breast Cancer: Understanding Its Impact on Management and Treatment Outcomes -- Are Breast Cancer Survivors at Risk for Developing Other Cancers? -- Distant Metastasis in Elderly Patients with Breast Cancer: Prognosis with Nodal Status -- Concomitant Use of Tamoxifen with Radiotherapy Enhances Subcutaneous Breast Fibrosis in Hypersensitive Patients -- Malignant Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast: Is Adjuvant Radiotherapy Necessary? -- Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Multidrug Resistance -- Breast Cancer: Diagnosis of Recurrence Using 18 F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography -- Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Diagnosis and Methodology -- Breast Conservation Treatment of Early Stage Breast Carcinoma: Risk of Cardiac Mortality.
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Crime reconstruction

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Chisum, W. Jerry. --Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier/Academic Press , 2007.
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Chisum, W. Jerry
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Turvey, Brent E
Place of Publication
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher
Elsevier/Academic Press
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
587 p.
ISBN
6610707596
Subjects (MeSH)
Forensic Sciences
Contents
Cover -- FRONT COVER -- COVER ART DETAILS -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS -- 1. A HISTORY OF CRIME RECONSTRUCTION -- DR. JOSEPH E. BELL (1837-1911) -- SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) -- DR. JOHANN (HANS) BAPTIST GUSTAV GROSS (1847-1925) -- DR. ALEXANDRE LACASSAGNE (1843-1924) -- DR. EDMOND LOCARD (1872-1966) -- EDWARD OSCAR HEINRICH (1881-1953) -- DR. PAUL L. KIRK (1902-1970) -- THE BROADER THEME -- REFERENCES -- 2. CRIME RECONSTRUCTION-ETHOS AND ETHICS -- FALLACIES OF LOGIC -- DELIBERATE DECEPTION -- THE FRAUD -- HASTE -- THE INEXPERIENCED -- THE HONEST CRIME RECONSTRUCTIONIST SUBJECTED TO PRESSURE -- RECONSTRUCTION BASED ON UNEVALUATED SURMISE -- A CANON OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR THE CRIME RECONSTRUCTIONIST -- REFERENCES -- 3. OBSERVER EFFECTS AND EXAMINER BIAS: PSYCHOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON THE FORENSIC EXAMINER -- PURPOSE -- OBSERVER EFFECTS -- "HUSHED" CONVERSATIONS AND THE THIRD RAIL -- SUBJECTIVITY AND EXPECTATION IN FORENSIC SCIENCE -- RECOMMENDATIONS TO BLUNT OBSERVER EFFECTS -- CONCLUSION -- ACKNOWLEDGMENT -- REFERENCES -- 4. PRACTICE STANDARDS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CRIME -- IS CRIME RECONSTRUCTION A SCIENCE? -- OVERSIMPLIFICATION AND OCCAM'S RAZOR -- THE POLITICS OF BIAS -- ZEALOUS ADVOCATES -- TAKING STEPS -- THINKING ABOUT THINKING -- THE SOCRATIC METHOD AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD -- INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVE REASONING -- CRITICAL THINKING -- NO GOOD REASON: LOGICAL FALLACIES IN CRIME RECONSTRUCTION -- PRACTICE STANDARDS -- REFERENCES -- 5. METHODS OF CRIME RECONSTRUCTION -- CRIME RECONSTRUCTION AND EXPERIENCE -- REASON, METHODS, AND CONFIDENCE -- EVENT ANALYSIS -- THE ROLE OF EVIDENCE: RECONSTRUCTION CLASSIFICATIONS -- CREATING TIME LINES -- THE NATURE OF RECONSTRUCTION -- CRITICAL/CREATIVE THINKING EXERCISES -- ANSWERS-SORT OF -- REFERENCES -- 6. EVIDENCE DYNAMICS -- EVIDENCE DYNAMICS -- DYNAMIC INFLUENCES: PREDISCOVERY -- DYNAMIC INFLUENCES: POSTDISCOVERY -- CHAIN OF CUSTODY/CHAIN OF EVIDENCE -- THE CASE OF JAMIE PENICH -- QUESTIONING THE EVIDENCE DYNAMICS -- CONCLUSION -- REFERENCES -- 7. TRACE EVIDENCE IN CRIME RECONSTRUCTION -- FINGERPRINTS -- BLOOD AND SEMEN -- HAIR -- FIBERS -- PAINT -- GLASS -- SOIL -- DUST -- FOOTWEAR AND TIRE TRACKS -- GUNSHOT RESIDUE -- TOOL MARKS -- PROJECTILE WIPES -- EXPLOSIVES RESIDUE -- AUTOMOBILE LIGHT "ON-OR-OFF" DETERMINATION -- TRACE EVIDENCE TRANSFER -- TRACE EVIDENCE INTERPRETATION IN CRIME RECONSTRUCTION -- TRACE EVIDENCE AND THE FUTURE -- REFERENCES -- 8. SHOOTING INCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION -- SHOOTING INCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION-A PROCESS -- APPLICATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD (A KEY ELEMENT IN THE RECONSTRUCTIVE PROCESS) -- CONSIDERATIONS DURING DIRECT INVESTIGATION OF THE SHOOTING INCIDENT -- RECONSTRUCTION WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE ORIGINAL CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION -- THE FIREARM -- FIELD AND LABORATORY EXAMINATION OF FIRED AND UNFIRED AMMUNITION COMPONENTS -- DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF PROJECTILE HOLES, IMPACT SITES, AND RICOCHETS -- DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF PROJECT
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eBusiness in Healthcare : From eProcutement to Supply Chain Management

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edited by Ursula Hübner, Marc A. Elmhorst. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2008.
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Hübner, Ursula
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Elmhorst, Marc A
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edited by Ursula Hübner, Marc A. Elmhorst
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Health informatics
ISBN
9781846288791
Subjects (MeSH)
Management Information Systems
Equipment and Supplies - economics
Materials Management, Hospital - methods
Purchasing, Hospital - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Industrial management
Telecommunication in medicine
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Food toxicants analysis : techniques, strategies and developments

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edited by Yolanda Picó. --Boston, MA: Elsevier B. V , 2007.
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Picó, Yolanda
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edited by Yolanda Picó
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Elsevier B. V
Date of Publication
2007
ISBN
6610747253 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Analysis
Food Contamination
Toxicity Tests
Contents
Cover -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Contributor contact details -- Part 1: Regulations -- Chapter 1 The international regulation of chemical toxicants in food: Codex Alimentarius -- 1. General principles of Codex Alimentarius -- 2. Operation of Codex Alimentarius -- 3. Decision making and enforcement mechanisms in Codex Alimentarius -- 4. Codex standard for contaminants and toxins in foods Codex Stan 193-1995 (Rev.1-1997) -- References -- Chapter 2 Different legislations on toxicants in foodstuffs -- 1. Food toxicants and Food safety -- 2. European Union -- 3. USA -- 4. Mercosur legislation -- 5. Asia-Pacific Region -- 6. Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part 2. Risk and Quality Assurance -- Chapter 3 Risk assessment of food additives and contaminants -- 1. Risk assessment procedures -- 2. The case of Sunset Yellow -- 3. Future food risk assessment -- 4. References -- Chapter 4 Quality Assurance -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Accreditation -- 3. Internal quality control: harmonised guidelines for internal quality control in analytical chemistry laboratories -- 4. Proficiency testing -- 5. Methods of analysis -- 6. Harmonised guidelines for single-laboratory validation of methods of analysis -- 7. Recovery factors: development of an internationally agreed protocol for the use of recovery factors -- 8. Measurement uncertainty -- 9. Conclusions -- References -- Annex I: Methods of analysis being developed or published by the European Committee for standardisation (CEN) in areas of relevance to this text -- Annex II: Codex guidelines on measurement uncertainty -- References -- Part 3. Molecular Biology Techniques -- Chapter 5 Immunoassays -- 1. Overview of immunoassays -- 2. Principles of immunoassay -- 3. Development of immunoassay for food contaminants -- 4. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Qualitative PCR -- 3. Quantification with PCR -- 4. High-throughput genotyping with PCR -- 5. Analysis of toxicants -- 6. Predictive toxicogenomics -- 7. Conclusions and future trends -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 7 Analysis of food allergens. Practical applications -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Methods for the detection of allergens -- 3. A selection of food allergens and their detection -- 4. Case studies -- 5. Summary and Outlook -- References -- Chapter 8 Sampling, detection, identification and quantification of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Sampling -- 3. Analyte purification -- 4. Characterising GMOs -- 5. Detecting GMO derived analytes -- 6. Concluding remarks -- References -- Part 4. Screening and Chromatographic Methods -- Chapter 9 Extraction procedures -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Analyte extraction from liquid foodstuff -- 3. Analyte extraction from solid foodstuff -- References -- Chapter 10 Clean-up and fractionation methods -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Nature of interferences -- 3. Methods based on partitioning -- 4. Methods based on chromatography -- 5. Co-distillation/forced volatilisation methods
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The health professional's guide to popular dietary supplements

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Allison Sarubin Fragakis. (2nd ed.) --Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association , 2003.
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QU 145 S251 2003
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QU 145 S251 2003
Author
Sarubin Fragakis, Allison
Responsibility
Allison Sarubin Fragakis
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
American Dietetic Association
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
xxiii, 526 p.
ISBN
0880911735
Subjects (MeSH)
Dietary Supplements - Handbooks
Contents
5-hydroxy-tryptophan -- Acidophilus -- Alanine -- Alpha-lipoic acid -- Androstenedione and androstenediol -- Arginine -- Aspartic acid -- Bee pollen -- Black cohosh -- Boron -- Branched chain amino acid -- Bromelain -- Calcium -- Carnitine -- Chitosan -- Chondroitin sulfate -- Chromium -- Coenzyme Q10 -- Colostrum -- Conjugated linoleic acid -- Cranberry extract -- Creatine -- DHEA -- Dong Quai -- Echinacea -- Fish oil -- Flaxseed -- Folate/folic acid -- Fructooligosacharides -- Gamma oryzanol -- Gamma linolenic acid -- Garlic -- Ginkgo biloba -- Ginseng -- Glucosamine -- Glutamine -- Glycerol -- Goldenseal -- Green tea extract -- HMB -- Hydroxycitrate -- Kava -- Lechithin/choline -- Lysine -- Ma huang -- Magnesium -- Melatonin -- Msm -- NAC -- Noni juice -- Pancreatin -- Pantothenic acid -- Phosphatidylserine -- Potassium -- Pyruvate -- Royal jelly -- St. John's wort -- Sam-e -- Saw palmetto -- Selenium -- Shark cartilage -- Sodium bicarbonate -- Soy -- Spirulina -- Valerian -- Vanadium -- Vitamin A -- Vitamin B1 -- Vitamin B2 -- Vitamin B3 -- Vitamin B6 -- Vitamin B12 -- Vitamin C -- Vitamin D -- Vitamin E -- Wheat grass -- Whey protein -- Yohimbine.
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Immunology at a glance

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Playfair, JHL. (9th ed.) --Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009.
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QW 540 P722i 2009 REF
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Call Number
QW 540 P722i 2009 REF
Author
Playfair, JHL
Other Authors
Chain, BM
Edition
9th ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, England
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
109 p.
Series Title
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
ISBN
9781405180528
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunity
Immune System Phenomena
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Immunology at a glance

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Playfair, JHL. (9th ed.) --Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009.
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QW 540 P722i 2009
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Call Number
QW 540 P722i 2009
Author
Playfair, JHL
Other Authors
Chain, BM
Edition
9th ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, England
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
109 p.
Series Title
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
ISBN
9781405180528
Subjects (MeSH)
Allergy and Immunology
Immune System Phenomena
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Prevention of high-dose-rate brachytherapy accidents

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editor, J. Valentin. --Oxford, England: Elsevier , 2005.
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WN 250.5 .B7 P944 2005
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Call Number
WN 250.5 .B7 P944 2005
Corporate Author
International Commission on Radiological Protection
Other Authors
Valentin, J
Responsibility
editor, J. Valentin
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
51 p.
Series Vol.
97
Series Title
ICRP publication
ISBN
0080446582
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - adverse effects
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiation Protection
Safety Management
Notes
Published as: Annals of the ICRP v. 35, n. 2, 2005.
Contents
High-dose-rate brachytherapy is a rapidly growing technique (HDR) that has been replacing low-dose-rate (LDR) procedures over the last few years in both industrialised and developing countries. It is estimated that about 500,000 procedures (administration of treatment) are performed by HDR units annually. LDR equipment has been discontinued by many manufacturers over the last few years, leaving HDR brachytherapy as the major alternative. HDR brachytherapy techniques deliver a very high dose, of the order of 1.6-5.0 Gy/min, so mistakes can lead to under- or overdosage with the potential for clinical adverse effects. More than 500 HDR accidents (including one death) have been reported along the entire chain of procedures from source packing to delivery of dose. Human error has been the prime cause of radiation events. In the present report, the International Commission on Radiological Protection concludes that many accidents could have been prevented if staff had had functional monitoring equipment and paid attention to the results. Since iridium has relatively short half-life, the HDR sources need to be replaced approximately every 4 months. Over 10,000 HDR sources are transported annually, with the resultant potential for accidents; therefore, appropriate procedures and regulations must be observed. A number of specific recommendations on procedures and equipment are given in this report. The need for an emergency plan and for practising emergency procedures is stressed. The possibility of loss or theft of sources must be kept in mind. A collaborating team of specifically trained personnel following quality assurance (QA) procedures is necessary to prevent accidents. Maintenance is indispensable component of QA; external audits of procedures re-enforce good and safe practice, and identify potential causes of accidents. QA should include peer review of cases. Accidents and incidents should be reported and the lessons learned should be shared with other users to prevent similar mistakes.
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Signal processing for neuroscientists : an introduction to the analysis of physiological signals

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Wim van Drongelen. --Burlington, MA: Elsevier/Academic Press , c2007.
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Drongelen, Wim van
Responsibility
Wim van Drongelen
Place of Publication
Burlington, MA
Publisher
Elsevier/Academic Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
ix, 308 p.
ISBN
6610746958 (electronic bk.)
9786610746958 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neurosciences - methods
Models, Theoretical
Signal processing, computer-assisted
Contents
Cover -- Copyright page -- Preface -- Table of contents -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- 1.1 OVERVIEW -- 1.2 BIOMEDICAL SIGNALS -- 1.3 BIOPOTENTIALS -- 1.4 EXAMPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SIGNALS -- 1.5 ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION -- 1.6 MOVING SIGNALS INTO THE MATLAB ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENT -- APPENDIX 1.1 -- Chapter 2: Data Acquisition -- 2.1 RATIONALE -- 2.2 THE MEASUREMENT CHAIN -- 2.3 SAMPLING AND NYQUIST FREQUENCY IN THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN -- 2.4 THE MOVE TO THE DIGITAL DOMAIN -- APPENDIX 2.1 -- Chapter 3: Noise -- 3.1 INTRODUCTION -- 3.2 NOISE STATISTICS -- 3.3 SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO -- 3.4 NOISE SOURCES -- APPENDIX 3.1 -- APPENDIX 3.2 -- APPENDIX 3.3 -- APPENDIX 3.4 -- Chapter 4: Signal Averaging -- 4.1 INTRODUCTION -- 4.2 TIME LOCKED SIGNALS -- 4.3 SIGNAL AVERAGING AND RANDOM NOISE -- 4.4 NOISE ESTIMATES AND THE AVERAGE -- 4.5 SIGNAL AVERAGING AND NONRANDOM NOISE -- 4.6 NOISE AS A FRIEND OF THE SIGNAL AVERAGER -- 4.7 EVOKED POTENTIALS -- 4.8 OVERVIEW OF COMMONLY APPLIED TIME DOMAIN ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES -- Chapter 5: Real and Complex Fourier Series -- 5.1 INTRODUCTION -- 5.2 THE FOURIER SERIES -- 5.3 THE COMPLEX FOURIER SERIES -- 5.4 EXAMPLES -- APPENDIX 5.1 -- APPENDIX 5.2 -- Chapter 6: Continuous, Discrete, and Fast Fourier Transform -- 6.1 INTRODUCTION -- 6.2 THE FOURIER TRANSFORM -- 6.3 DISCRETE FOURIER TRANSFORM AND THE FFT ALGORITHM -- 6.4 UNEVENLY SAMPLED DATA -- Chapter 7: Fourier Transform Applications -- 7.1 SPECTRAL ANALYSIS -- 7.2 TOMOGRAPHY -- APPENDIX 7.1 -- Chapter 8: LTI Systems, Convolution, Correlation, and Coherence -- 8.1 INTRODUCTION -- 8.2 LINEAR TIME INVARIANT (LTI) SYSTEM -- 8.3 CONVOLUTION -- 8.4 AUTOCORRELATION AND CROSS-CORRELATION -- 8.5 COHERENCE -- APPENDIX 8.1 -- Chapter 9: Laplace and z-Transform -- 9.1 INTRODUCTION -- 9.2 THE USE OF TRANSFORMS TO SOLVE ODEs -- 9.3 THE LAPLACE TRANSFORM -- 9.4 EXAMPLES OF THE LAPLACE TRANSFORM -- 9.5 THE Z-TRANSFORM -- 9.6 THE Z-TRANSFORM AND ITS INVERSE -- 9.7 EXAMPLE OF THE z-TRANSFORM -- APPENDIX 9.1 -- APPENDIX 9.2 -- APPENDIX 9.3 -- Chapter 10: Introduction to Filters: The RC Circuit -- 10.1 INTRODUCTION -- 10.2 FILTER TYPES AND THEIR FREQUENCY DOMAIN CHARACTERISTICS -- 10.3 RECIPE FOR AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN RC CIRCUIT -- Chapter 11: Filters: Analysis -- 11.1 INTRODUCTION -- 11.2 THE RC CIRCUIT -- 11.3 THE EXPERIMENTAL DATA -- APPENDIX 11.1 -- APPENDIX 11.2 -- APPENDIX 11.3 -- Chapter 12: Filters: Specification, Bode Plot, and Nyquist Plot -- 12.1 INTRODUCTION: FILTERS AS LINEAR TIME INVARIANT (LTI) SYSTEMS -- 12.2 TIME DOMAIN RESPONSE -- 12.3 THE FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTIC -- 12.4 NOISE AND THE FILTER FREQUENCY RESPONSE -- Chapter 13: Filters: Digital Filters -- 13.1 INTRODUCTION -- 13.2 IIR AND FIR DIGITAL FILTERS -- 13.3 AR, MA, AND ARMA FILTERS -- 13.4 FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTIC OF DIGITAL FILTERS -- 13.5 MATLAB IMPLEMENTATION -- 13.6 FILTER TYPES -- 13&#46
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