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Advances in Vestibular Schwannoma Microneurosurgery : Improving Results with New Technologies

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Luciano Mastronardi, Takanori Fukushima, Alberto Campione, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This volume describes the most relevant and cutting-edge technological news on the complex surgical procedure of acoustic neuroma. The clinical-radiological diagnosis and surgical indications are briefly presented and the surgical technique is illustrated step-by-step: video clips show the latest means of treating these patients. All these indications were prepared by highly experienced experts in the field, based on their personal experience. The new technologies discussed concern e.g. the int…
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Mastronardi, Luciano
Fukushima, Takanori
Campione, Alberto
Responsibility
Luciano Mastronardi, Takanori Fukushima, Alberto Campione, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 174 p.) : 54 illus., 48 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030031671
9783030031664 (Print ed.)
9783030031688 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Microsurgery - methods
Neuroma, Acoustic - surgery
Neurosurgical Procedures - methods
Specialty
Otolaryngology
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This volume describes the most relevant and cutting-edge technological news on the complex surgical procedure of acoustic neuroma. The clinical-radiological diagnosis and surgical indications are briefly presented and the surgical technique is illustrated step-by-step: video clips show the latest means of treating these patients. All these indications were prepared by highly experienced experts in the field, based on their personal experience. The new technologies discussed concern e.g. the intraoperative identification and position of the facial nerve, hearing preservation, techniques for dural closure, and the usefulness of laser and ultrasound aspirators. The book also discusses a number of ongoing projects, including those on: diluted papaverine for microvascular protection of cranial nerves, flexible endoscope for IAC control of tumor removal, fluid cement for bone closure, administering aspirin to control residual tumors larger than 7mm, and DTI for preoperative prediction of the position of the facial nerve. This is a highly informative presented book providing surgeon interested in acoustic neuroma with necessary information on modern technologies available for improving the results of patients.
Contents
Part I. General Aspects -- 1. Introduction: Clinical and Radiological Diagnosis -- 2. Treatment Options and Surgical Indications -- Part II. Illustrated Surgical Technique (Step-by-Step) -- 3. Patient Positioning -- 4. Instrumentation for Acoustic Neuroma Microneurosurgery -- 5. Retrosigmoid Approach -- 6. Translabyrinthine Approach -- 7. Video Clips of the Surgical Steps -- 8. Results in a Personal Series of 160 Cases -- Part III .New Technologies -- 9. Intraoperative Identification and Location of Facial Nerve: Type of Facial Nerve Displacement—How to Use Monopolar Stimulator -- 10. Hearing Preservation -- 11. Usefulness of Laser and Ultrasound Aspirator -- 12. Techniques of Dural Closure for Zero CSF Leak -- 13. Face-to-Face Two-Surgeons Four-Hands Microsurgery -- Part IV. Projects in Progress -- 14. Diluted Papaverine for Microvascular Protection of Cranial Nerves -- 15. Flexible Endoscope for IAC Control of Tumor Removal -- 16. Fluid Cement for Bone Closure -- 17. Aspirin Administration for Control of Tumor Millimetric Residual -- 18. DTI for Facial Nerve Preoperative Prediction of Position and Course -- 19. Vestibular Testing to Predict the Nerve of Origin of Vestibular Schwannomas -- 20. Microsurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas After Failed Radiation Treatment -- Conclusions.
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AIDS Activism, Science and Community Across Three Continents

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Robert Lorway. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book critically examines the many complex entanglements between AIDS activism and HIV science. It takes readers on a medical anthropological expedition across time and space that highlights the stakes from the perspective of those most affected by the epidemic. Author Robert Lorway reveals how early in the HIV epidemic, amid inadequate government leadership, communities of people living with and directly affected by HIV and AIDS rose to become a vital force at the forefront of prevention r…
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Lorway, Robert
Responsibility
Robert Lorway
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 153 pages) : 14 illus.
Series Title
Social aspects of HIV
ISBN
9783319421995
9783319421971 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6559
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - psychology
Community Health Services
HIV infections - psychology
Patient Advocacy
Sociological Factors
Abstract
This book critically examines the many complex entanglements between AIDS activism and HIV science. It takes readers on a medical anthropological expedition across time and space that highlights the stakes from the perspective of those most affected by the epidemic. Author Robert Lorway reveals how early in the HIV epidemic, amid inadequate government leadership, communities of people living with and directly affected by HIV and AIDS rose to become a vital force at the forefront of prevention responses. Yet now, more than three decades later, HIV prevention and treatment is increasingly being placed under the jurisdiction of clinical, epidemiological, and management scientific expertise. In this kind of context, where does activism figure into the possibility of more democratized collaborations between affected communities, scientists, and policy makers? Coverage draws upon the findings from an array of community research projects conducted in Canada, India, and Kenya over a 22-year period. It weaves together rich, original data sources that range from in-depth qualitative interviews, field notes, and primary and secondary archival document retrievals in these three regions. Offering a rich diversity in perspectives, this book tackles the broader themes related to global health policy, science, and transnational activism at the same time as it highlights the experiences and local arenas where debates about activism and science play out. In the end, Lorway questions the growing expectation for affected communities themselves to produce sound evidence to legitimize their advocacy projects. He calls for the planners and implementers of biomedically oriented HIV research and interventions to more meaningfully engage with communities in ways that de-monopolize decision making as a matter of ethics and improved scientific practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Section I. Canada: Professionalization -- 1. A Vital Response -- 2. Treatment Rebellions -- Section II. India: Techno-Bureaucratization -- 3. Geographies of Intervention -- 4. Documenting Sovereignty -- III. Kenya: Bioexperimentalization -- 5. A South-to-South Collaboration -- 6. The Logic of Verification -- Conclusion.
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Atlas of Diabetes

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edited by Jay Skyler. (4th ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Diabetes mellitus is increasing in incidence, prevalence, and importance as a chronic disease throughout the world. The International Diabetes Federation projects that by 2030 there will be 438 million people with diabetes on a global scale. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control calculates that 25.8 million people (or 8.3% of the population) have diabetes and nearly 2 million Americans develop diabetes each year. Thus, the burden of diabetes is enormous in terms of the magnitude…
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Responsibility
edited by Jay Skyler
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 422 p. : 502 ill., 395 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461410287
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus - Atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Abstract
Diabetes mellitus is increasing in incidence, prevalence, and importance as a chronic disease throughout the world. The International Diabetes Federation projects that by 2030 there will be 438 million people with diabetes on a global scale. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control calculates that 25.8 million people (or 8.3% of the population) have diabetes and nearly 2 million Americans develop diabetes each year. Thus, the burden of diabetes is enormous in terms of the magnitude of the population affected. There has been an exciting explosion of knowledge about fundamental mechanisms related to diabetes. We have gained insights into the pathogenesis both of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and with that, the prospect of implementing prevention strategies to delay or interdict the disease processes. Great progress has been made in islet transplantation, which offers the potential of reversing diabetes, while approaches to islet replacement by regeneration or stem cell therapy are in their infancy. Whether diabetes prevention will come from advances in understanding the processes of islet neogenesis and proliferation, from genetic engineering, or from protecting xenoislets or stem cells from immunologic attack remains unclear. All are potential avenues of pursuit. This newly revised, comprehensive, four-color Atlas of Diabetes, 4th Edition, is extensively updated with references to the current literature. Developed by leading authorities in the field, this Atlas offers an indispensable collection of images, including algorithms, tables, charts, and schematic drawings. It continues its role as a leading reference work and an invaluable contribution to the field.
Contents
Regulation of Insulin Secretion and Islet Cell Function -- Mechanisms of Insulin Action -- Consequences of Insulin Deficiency -- Type 1 Diabetes -- Management of Type 1 Diabetes -- Childhood Diabetes -- Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes -- Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus -- Diabetes and Pregnancy -- Mechanisms of Hyperglycemic Damage in Diabetes -- Management and Prevention of Diabetic Complications -- Eye Complications of Diabetes -- Diabetes and the Kidney -- Diabetic Neuropathies -- Obesity Therapy -- Reversal of Diabetes: Islet Cell Transplantation -- Technology and Diabetes: Insulin Delivery Systems and Glucose Sensing -- Newer Diabetes Medications.
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Cross-Sectional Atlas of the Human Head : with 0.1-mm pixel size color images

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Jin Seo Park. --Singapore: Springer , c2017.
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This superb color atlas sets a new standard in neuroanatomy by presenting around 300 detailed thin-sectioned images of the human head, including the brain, with 0.1-mm intervals and a pixel size of 0.1 mm. A new reference system employed for this purpose is clearly explained, and structures are fully annotated in the horizontal, coronal, and sagittal planes. Recent advances in 7T MRI and 7T TDI have considerably enhanced imaging of the human brain, thereby impacting on both neuroscience researc…
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Park, Jin Seo
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Jin Seo Park
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 328 pages) : 337 illus., 313 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811007705
9789811007699 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anatomy, Cross-Sectional
Head - anatomy & histology
Abstract
This superb color atlas sets a new standard in neuroanatomy by presenting around 300 detailed thin-sectioned images of the human head, including the brain, with 0.1-mm intervals and a pixel size of 0.1 mm. A new reference system employed for this purpose is clearly explained, and structures are fully annotated in the horizontal, coronal, and sagittal planes. Recent advances in 7T MRI and 7T TDI have considerably enhanced imaging of the human brain, thereby impacting on both neuroscience research and clinical practice. Moreover, the information gained from initiatives involving photography of thin slices of human cadavers, such as the Visible Human Projects, Visible Korean and Chinese Visible Human, has enriched knowledge of neuroanatomy and thereby facilitated the interpretation of such ultra-high-field resolution images. The exquisite images contained within this atlas will be invaluable in providing both researchers and clinicians with important new insights.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 1.1 Making Cross-Sectional Images -- 1.2 Reference System -- 1.3 Terminology and Labelling -- 1.4 Quick Guide to Use of This Atlas -- References -- Part I. Whole Head -- 2. Whole Head: Axial -- 3. Whole Head: Coronal -- 4. Whole Head: Sagittal -- Part II. Deep Head -- 5. Deep Head: Axial -- 6. Deep Head: Coronal -- 7. Deep Head: Sagittal.
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Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) : A Practical Introduction and Survival Guide

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Oleg S. Pianykh. (2nd ed.) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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This is the second edition of a very popular book on DICOM that introduces this complex standard from a very practical point of view. It is aimed at a broad audience of radiologists, clinical administrators, information technologists, medical students, and lecturers. The book provides a gradual, down to earth introduction to DICOM, accompanied by an analysis of the most common problems associated with its implementation. Compared with the first edition, many improvements and additions have been…
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Pianykh, Oleg S
Responsibility
Oleg S. Pianykh
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 417 p. : 131 ill., 129 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642108501
Subjects (MeSH)
Computer Communication Networks - standards
Diagnostic Imaging - standards
Medical Informatics Applications
Telemedicine - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical records - Data processing
Radiology, Medical
Computer network architectures
Computer science
Telecommunication in medicine
Computer vision
Abstract
This is the second edition of a very popular book on DICOM that introduces this complex standard from a very practical point of view. It is aimed at a broad audience of radiologists, clinical administrators, information technologists, medical students, and lecturers. The book provides a gradual, down to earth introduction to DICOM, accompanied by an analysis of the most common problems associated with its implementation. Compared with the first edition, many improvements and additions have been made, based on feedback from readers. Whether you are running a teleradiology project or writing DICOM software, this book will provide you with clear and helpful guidance. It will prepare you for any DICOM projects or problem solving, and assist you in taking full advantage of multifaceted DICOM functionality.
Contents
Introduction to DICOM: What is DICOM? -- How does DICOM work? -- Where do you get DICOM from? -- A Brief History of DICOM -- DICOM and Clinical Data: Parlez-vous DICOM? -- Medical Images in DICOM -- DICOM Communications: DICOM SOPs: Basic -- DICOM SOPs: Beyond Basic -- DICOM Associations -- DICOM Media and Security: DICOM Media: Files, Folders, and DICOMDIRs -- DICOM Security -- Incompatibility of Compatible -- Advanced Topics: DICOM and Teleradiology -- Standards and System Integration in Digital Medicine -- Disaster PACS Planning and Management -- DICOM Software Development -- DICOM Implementation Plans -- DICOM FAQs -- Appendix.
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Digital Teleretinal Screening : Teleophthalmology in Practice

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Kanagasingam Yogesan, Leonard Goldschmidt, Jorge Cuadros, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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With increasing population numbers and a limited supply of ophthalmologists, new ways are being found to perform eye screening. Digital retinal imaging carried out by primary care providers and nurses, followed by remote image interpretation (teleretinal imaging), is rapidly acquiring a crucial role. A number of successful digital teleretinal screening programs have now been established on different continents, permitting the detection of major diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma…
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Yogesan, Kanagasingam
Goldschmidt, Leonard
Cuadros, Jorge
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Kanagasingam Yogesan, Leonard Goldschmidt, Jorge Cuadros, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 224 p. : 52 ill., 39 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642258107
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetic Retinopathy - diagnosis
Ophthalmology - methods
Retinal Diseases - diagnosis
Telemedicine - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical records - Data processing
Ophthalmology
Abstract
With increasing population numbers and a limited supply of ophthalmologists, new ways are being found to perform eye screening. Digital retinal imaging carried out by primary care providers and nurses, followed by remote image interpretation (teleretinal imaging), is rapidly acquiring a crucial role. A number of successful digital teleretinal screening programs have now been established on different continents, permitting the detection of major diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma in patients who would otherwise have been beyond the reach of a trained ophthalmologist. In this book, experts from around the world describe how digital teleretinal screening can be set up and optimally utilized. Technical issues are discussed, and the appropriate use of screening for different diseases and in different age groups is explained. The major part of the book draws upon the clinical experience of leading practitioners in a wide range of teleretinal applications. The aim is to provide high-quality information for clinicians and other health professionals who are involved in eye care delivery, so that they can assess how teleretinal screening might be applied to their working practice.
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The Current State of the Art and Future Trends: A Literature Review of Tele-ophthalmology Projects from Around the Globe -- Diabetic retinopathy screening practice guides -- Stereopsis and Teleophthalmology -- Video Imaging Technology: A Novel Method for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening -- Automated Image Analysis and Application of Diagnostic algorithms in an ocular telehealth network -- Computer aided detection of diabetic retinopathy progression -- Tele-glaucoma: Experiences and Perspectives -- Retinal Vascular imaging for cardiovascular risk-prediction -- Retinal Screening for Early Detection of Alzheimer's disease -- Screening the Retina for heart disease / Stroke. The Telemedicine Applications and Global Experience: Tele-retinal imaging in Adults: Diabetic Retinopathy Assessment in the Primary care environment: Lessons learned from 100,000 patient encounters -- The systematic DR screening in England for 2 million people with diabetes -- Telescreening for diabetic retinopathy in India -- First experience with tele-ophthalmology in rural Nepal -- Economics of Screening for diabetic retinopathy using telemedicine in California's Safety Net -- Diabetic Retinopathy Screening with Non-Mydriatic Retinopathy by General practitioners.Paediatric applications: Telemedicine for Retinopathy of prematurity diagnosis -- Retinal examination in premature babies -- Retinoblastoma Management: Connecting Institutions with Telemedicine -- Conclusion -- Appendix: American Telemedicine Association's Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy.
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Drug-Coated Balloons : Applications in Interventional Cardiology

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Bernardo Cortese, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of drug-coated balloon (DCB) technology and the role of DCBs in the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease. In addition to clear explanation of how DCBs work, readers will find an enlightening analysis of the mistakes and successes of the past decade and the emergence of the latest delivery systems, which combine a more deliverable device with much improved drug delivery to the vessel wall. The full range of current applicati…
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Cortese, Bernardo
Responsibility
Bernardo Cortese, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 234 p.) : 88 illus., 56 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319926001
9783319925998 (Print ed.)
9783319926018 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - drug therapy
Drug Delivery Systems
Drug-Eluting Stents
Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Pharmacy
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of drug-coated balloon (DCB) technology and the role of DCBs in the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease. In addition to clear explanation of how DCBs work, readers will find an enlightening analysis of the mistakes and successes of the past decade and the emergence of the latest delivery systems, which combine a more deliverable device with much improved drug delivery to the vessel wall. The full range of current applications of DCBs are reviewed in detail, drawing on the latest scientific evidence. Due attention is paid to newer devices, with provision of technical insights and documentation of the available clinical data. Ongoing research projects, remaining technical challenges, likely future directions, and reimbursement issues are also carefully considered. This book will be a useful tool for any interventional cardiologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who wishes to acquire a deep knowledge of this technology and its application in both coronary and peripheral interventions.
Contents
1. From Drug-Eluting Balloon to Drug-Coated Balloon … to Eradication of Intracoronary Metal, a New Ending Story -- 2. History of Drug-Coated Balloons -- 3. Previous Mistakes with DCB Technology, and How to Prevent Them in the Future -- 4. Local Drug Delivery to Prevent Restenosis of the Coronary and Peripheral Arteries -- 5. Technical Insights on Drug-Coated Balloons -- 6. Technical Insights on Drug-Coated Balloons II -- 7. Design Parameters for Drug-Coated Balloons II -- 8. Potential Clinical Advantages of Drug-Coated Balloon in Specific Clinical Settings -- 9. The Use of Drug-Coated Balloons for Patients with In-Stent Restenosis -- 10. Drug-Coated Balloons in Native Coronary Artery Disease -- 11. Drug-Eluting Balloons in Coronary Bifurcation Lesions -- 12. Dissection Management with Drug-Coated Balloons -- 13. The Role of Drug-Coated Balloons on Late Lumen Enlargement -- 14. Sirolimus-Coated Balloon: Insights on a New Technology for Coronary Use -- 15. Drug-Coated Balloon in Superficial Femoral Artery In-Stent Restenosis -- 16. Drug-Coated Balloons for Native Femoro-popliteal Disease -- 17. The Role of Drug-Coated Balloon for the Treatment of Native Below-the-Knee Arteries -- 18. Drug-Coated Balloons: Lessons from the Real World -- 19. Stent Use After Drug-Coated Balloons -- 20. Drug-Coated Balloon and Antithrombotic Therapy -- 21. Cost/Effectiveness and Reimbursement Policies with Drug-Coated Balloons in Europe -- 22. Current Technical Challenges and the Future of Drug-Coated Balloons.
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Drug repurposing in cancer therapy : approaches and applications

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edited by Kenneth K. W. To, William C. S. Cho. --London, UK: Elsevier , c2020.
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Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy: Approaches and Applications provides comprehensive and updated information from experts in basic science research and clinical practice on how existing drugs can be repurposed for cancer treatment. The book summarizes successful stories that may assist researchers in the field to better design their studies for new repurposing projects. Sections discuss specific topics such as in silico prediction and high throughput screening of repurposed drugs, drug repur…
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To, Kenneth K. W.
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edited by Kenneth K. W. To, William C. S. Cho
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 458 p.
ISBN
9780128196687
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug repositioning
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacology
Abstract
Drug Repurposing in Cancer Therapy: Approaches and Applications provides comprehensive and updated information from experts in basic science research and clinical practice on how existing drugs can be repurposed for cancer treatment. The book summarizes successful stories that may assist researchers in the field to better design their studies for new repurposing projects. Sections discuss specific topics such as in silico prediction and high throughput screening of repurposed drugs, drug repurposing for overcoming chemoresistance and eradicating cancer stem cells, and clinical investigation on combination of repurposed drug and anticancer therapy.
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e-Health Care in Dentistry and Oral Medicine : A Clinician's Guide

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Nicolas Giraudeau, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This clinically oriented book presents the state of the art in e-health care within dentistry and oral medicine ("e-oral health") with the aim of acquainting dentists and other oral health care professionals with its uses and advantages, especially with regard to diagnosis. It will assist all who wish to learn about teledentistry protocols and the e-oral health branch or to implement e-oral health solutions and procedures in clinical practice. The book opens by discussing general aspects of e-o…
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Giraudeau, Nicolas
Responsibility
Nicolas Giraudeau, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 154 p.) : 50 illus., 25 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319694504
9783319694498 (print ed.)
9783319694511 (print ed.)
9783319887814 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dentistry
Telemedicine
Specialty
Dentistry
Oral Health
Telemedicine
Abstract
This clinically oriented book presents the state of the art in e-health care within dentistry and oral medicine ("e-oral health") with the aim of acquainting dentists and other oral health care professionals with its uses and advantages, especially with regard to diagnosis. It will assist all who wish to learn about teledentistry protocols and the e-oral health branch or to implement e-oral health solutions and procedures in clinical practice. The book opens by discussing general aspects of e-oral health, including tools, networks, and the very important ethical considerations. The use and specific benefits of e-oral health technologies in the diagnosis of different conditions, orthodontic assessment, implantology evaluation, and caries prevention are then fully explained. Finally, examples are provided of the ways in which teledentistry functions in different countries on different continents. e-Oral health is a burgeoning field that encompasses teledentistry as well as other uses of information and communication technologies for oral health care purposes. This book will be an ideal guide for not only dentists but also dental hygienists, dental nurses, and other professionals.
Contents
Part I. General Aspects of e-Oral Health -- 1. Definition of Teledentistry -- 2. e-Oral Health Tools -- 3. Development of Teledentistry: From Pilot Projects to Successful Implementation -- 4. Ethics and Teledentistry: Challenges and Questions -- 5. The Economics of Teledentistry -- Part II. E-health Care in Oral Medicine -- 6. A Clinical Evaluation of Teledentistry in Oral Health Promotion -- 7. e-Implantology -- 8. Teledentistry and Orthodontics -- 9. E-Health Care in Oral Cancer -- Part III. A Global View on Teledentistry -- 10. Teledentistry in the United States -- 11. Teledentistry in Brazil: Tools to Improve the Quality of Oral Health in the Primary Care Setting -- 12. Teledentistry in France: Example of the e-DENT Project.
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Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobanking : National, European and International Approaches

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Deborah Mascalzoni, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands , c2015.
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Biobank research and genomic information are changing the way we look at health and medicine. Genomics challenges our values and has always been controversial and difficult to regulate. In the future lies the promise of tailored medical treatments and pharmacogenomics but the borders between medical research and clinical practice are becoming blurred. We see sequencing platforms for research that can have diagnostic value for patients. Clinical applications and research have been kept separate,…
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Mascalzoni, Deborah
Responsibility
Deborah Mascalzoni, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 277 p.)
Series Vol.
14
Series Title
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
ISBN
9789401795739
9789401795722 (print ed.)
ISSN
1875-0044
Subjects (MeSH)
Biological Specimen Banks - ethics
Biological Specimen Banks - legislation & jurisprudence
Genetic Privacy - standards
Genetic Research - ethics
Health Policy
Internationality
Abstract
Biobank research and genomic information are changing the way we look at health and medicine. Genomics challenges our values and has always been controversial and difficult to regulate. In the future lies the promise of tailored medical treatments and pharmacogenomics but the borders between medical research and clinical practice are becoming blurred. We see sequencing platforms for research that can have diagnostic value for patients. Clinical applications and research have been kept separate, but the blurring lines challenges existing regulations and ethical frameworks.Then how do we regulate it? This book contains an overview of the existing regulatory landscape for biobank research in the Western world and some critical chapters to show how regulations and ethical frameworks are developed and work. How should international sharing work? How design an ethical informed consent? An underlying critique: the regulatory systems are becoming increasingly complex and opaque. The international community is building systems that should respond to that. According to the authors in fact, it is time to turn the ship around. Biobank researchers have a moral responsibility to look at and assess their work in relation to the bigger picture: the shared norms and values of current society. Research ethics shouldn't only be a matter of bioethicists writing guidelines that professionals have to follow. Ethics should be practiced through discourse and regulatory frameworks need to be part of that public discourse. Ethics review should be then not merely application of bureaucracy and a burden for researchers but an arena where researchers discuss their projects, receive advice and practice their ethics skills.
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Ethics Law and Governance of Biobanking: A Very Complex Normative Puzzle -- Biobanks: A Definition -- A Participatory Space Beyond the “Autonomy Versus Property” Dichotomy -- Intellectual Property and Biobanks -- Consent, Privacy and Property in the Italian Biobanks Regulation: A Hybrid Model Within EU? -- Data Protection Principles and Research in the Biobanks Age -- The New General Data Protection Regulation—Where Are We and Where Might We Be Heading? -- The Tension Between Data Sharing and the Protection of Privacy in Genomics Research -- Incidental Findings: The Time Is not yet Ripe for a Policy for Biobanks -- Biobanking Across Borders: The Challenges of Harmonisation -- Governing Biobanks Through a European Infrastructure -- EU Governance for Research and Ethics in Biobanks -- A Bold Experiment: Iceland’s Genomic Venture -- The Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu -- Management of the Ethical Aspects of a Local Mental Diseases Biobank for Research Purposes: The Italian Experience -- Biobank Governance in Spain: From the Autonomy of Research Ethics Committees to the Autonomy of Lay People -- Public Deliberation and the Role of Stakeholders as a New Frontier in the Governance of Science: The British Columbia Biobank Deliberation and the DePGx Project -- Making Researchers Moral.
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Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America

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Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent w…
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Malagón de Salazar, Ligia
Luján Villar, Roberto Carlos
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Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 306 p.) : 46 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319672922
9783319672915 (print ed.)
9783319672939 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
Latin America
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent with their own agendas not only hampers this goal, but also makes the territory invisible, hiding the real problems faced by most Latin American countries, diminishing the richness of local knowledge production, and hindering the development of relevant proposals that consider the territory's conditions and cultural identity. Departing from this general analysis, the authors search for answers to the following questions: Why, despite the importance of the theoretical advances r egarding actions to address social and health inequities, haven't Latin American countries been able to produce the expected results? Why do successful initiatives only take place within the framework of pilot projects? Why does the ideology of health promotion and health in all policies mainly permeate structures of the health sector, but not other sectors? Why are intersectoral actions conjunctural initiatives, which often fail to evolve into permanent practices? Based on an extensive literature review, case studies, personal experiences, and interviews with key informants in the region, Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America presents a strategy that uses monitoring and evaluation practices for enhancing the capacity of Latin American and other low and middle-income countries to implement sustainable processes to foster inclusiveness, equity, social justice and human rights.
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- 1. Equity, Globalization and Health -- 2. Global response to social and health inequities -- 3. Main challenges to reduce health inequities in Latin America -- Part II: Latin American Experiences -- 4. Redlacpromsa: The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Promotion managers -- 5. Denaturalizing "long-lasting endemic diseases": social mobilization in the context of arboviral diseases in Brazil -- 6. Health promoting schools: implementation challenges, barriers and lessons from a case study -- 7. Health in the School Program: practicing intersectoriality with territorial basis for the future of Health in all Policies. (SETP / HiP) -- 8. Strategic Analysis of Health Care Practices for Homeless in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil -- 9. Linking behavioral surveillance system to health promotion, and policy-making -- 10. Linking behavioral surveillance system to health promotion, and policy-making -- 11. La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca. The challenge of implementing sustainable territorial development. Critical factors and consequences in the reduction of inequities in health -- 12. Innovation in the small farmers' economy: good agricultural practices of Healthy Agriculture with associated rural enterprises in the Northern Cauca area in Colombia -- 13. Research in the Strategy of Healthy Communities in Mexico: Learning for the transformation of the practice against the Social Determinants of Health -- 14. Space management of health promotion: The dengue epidemic case in Perú -- Part III: Proposal -- 15. A bet for the reduction of health inequities in accordance to the conditions of the Latin American Region.
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The good research guide : for small-scale social research projects

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Martyn Denscombe. (4th ed.) --Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press , c2010.
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This 4th edition offers guidance for success in small scale research projects, with new sections on ethics, Internet research, phenomenology, grounded theory and image-based methods.
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Denscombe, Martyn
Responsibility
Martyn Denscombe
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Maidenhead, England
Publisher
McGraw-Hill/Open University Press
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 373 p.)
Series Title
Open UP study skills
ISBN
9780335241408
Subjects (MeSH)
Social Sciences - methods
Research - methods
Research Design
Subjects (LCSH)
Social sciences--Research
Abstract
This 4th edition offers guidance for success in small scale research projects, with new sections on ethics, Internet research, phenomenology, grounded theory and image-based methods.
Contents
pt. 1. Strategies for social research -- pt. 2. Methods of social research -- pt. 3. Analysis.
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Handbook of Quality of Life and Sustainability

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Javier Martinez, Claudia Andrea Mikkelsen, Rhonda Phillips, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This handbook provides the latest research related to quality of life and sustainability, taking into account social, economic, environmental, and political/governance aspects as well as specific socio-spatial contexts. The volume includes contributions from established and upcoming scholars from various disciplines and geographical contexts (Global South and North). The varying cultural and socio-spatial contexts of the authors in the selected cases contribute to first-hand knowledge on the re…
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Martinez, Javier
Mikkelsen, Claudia Andrea
Phillips, Rhonda
Responsibility
Javier Martinez, Claudia Andrea Mikkelsen, Rhonda Phillips, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 550 p.) : 133 illus., 104 illus. in color
Series Title
International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
ISBN
9783030505400
9783030505394 (Print ed.)
9783030505417 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2468-7227
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Quality of Life
Socioeconomic Factors
Sustainable Development
Specialty
Environmental Health
Ethics
Policy
Abstract
This handbook provides the latest research related to quality of life and sustainability, taking into account social, economic, environmental, and political/governance aspects as well as specific socio-spatial contexts. The volume includes contributions from established and upcoming scholars from various disciplines and geographical contexts (Global South and North). The varying cultural and socio-spatial contexts of the authors in the selected cases contribute to first-hand knowledge on the realities of sustainability issues affecting the quality of life. The authors apply a wide diversity of methods and tools, which facilitates a unique understanding of the interlinkages between quality of life and sustainability. The chapters are grouped in three main sections: concepts and foundations; tools, techniques, and applications; and innovations. The authors provide their own view and theoretical approximation of the dimensions of sustainability, in particular on how these dimensions play out in relation to quality of life. The combination of sustainability and quality of life concepts and perspectives is particularly important in unravelling the multi-faceted nature of human, urban, rural/spatial development.
Contents
1. Introduction: Quality of Life and Sustainability, Socio-spatial, and Multidisciplinary Perspectives -- Part I. Foundations and Concepts (Theory, Conceptions of Sustainability and Quality of Life, Socio-Spatial Aspects) -- 2. Tenure Responsive Land-Use Planning as a Tool for Improving Quality of Life: The Perspective of Sub-Saharan Africa -- 3. Guidelines for Healthier Public Spaces for the Elderly Population: Recommendations in the Spanish Context -- 4. A Multi-perspective Discourse on the Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Service Co-production in Global South Cities -- 5. Rwanda: Planned Reconstruction for Social Quality -- 6. A Theoretical Reflection Based on Children’s Opinions About Their Safety to Rethink Different Dimensions of Sustainability in Cities -- 7. The Nexus of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Their Link to Quality of Life: A Case of Urbanization in Ethiopia and India -- 8. Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning and Effects of Resiliency -- Part II. Tools, Techniques, and Applications (Case Studies and Methodologies) -- 9. Are Expanded Resilience Capacities Associated with Better Quality-of-Life Outcomes? Evidence from Poor Households Grappling with Climate Change in Bangladesh, Chad, India and Nepal -- 10. Sustainable Latin American Cities? Evaluation of the Sustainability of the City of Puebla (Mexico) Using Indicators -- 11. Quality of Life, Sustainability and Transport: The Case of Melbourne, Australia -- 12. Territorial Equity Measurement in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) -- 13. Protecting Quality of Life: Protected Needs as a Point of Reference for Perceived Ethical Obligation -- 14. Geography and Quality of Life in Argentine Regions: Socioeconomic and Environmental Inequalities -- 15. A City for Whom? Marginalization and the Production of Space in Contemporary Bangalore, India -- 16. Risk Management of Groundwater Pollution, Sustainability and Quality of Life: The Gap Between Theory and Practice in an Intermediate City of the Global South (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) -- 17. Exploring the Association Between Health Disparities and Neighborhood Characteristics: The Case of Diabetes Mortality in DeKalb and Fulton Counties, Georgia -- 18. Quality of Life in Relation to Urban Areas and Sustainability. Application Case: City of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina -- 19. Social Sustainability, Neighbourhood Cohesion and Quality of Life: A Tale of Two Suburbs in Calgary -- 20. Rural Smart Shrinkage and Perceptions of Quality of Life in the American Midwest -- 21. Ecosystem Services of Ecological Infrastructure and Quality of Life: Contributions to the Analysis of the Sustainability of the Urban and Peri-urban Area of Mar del Plata, Argentina -- Part III.. Innovations -- 22. An Innovative Practice of Social Sustainability: The Fight for a New Housing Legal Framework in Spain -- 23. Cities Rethinking Smart-Oriented Pathways for Urban Sustainability -- 24. Public Usable Space as a Catalyst for Quality of Life Improvement: The Case of Cape Town’s Social Farming Projects -- 25. The Potentials and Risks of Wadis in Cities in the Gulf Region -- 26. The Crossroads on the Path to Sustainability While Aspiring for a Better Quality of Life: A Case of Delhi -- 27. Urban Linkages: A Methodological Framework for Improving Resilience in Peripheral Areas: The Case of Arequipa, Peru.
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Healthcare Management Engineering : What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean? : The Use of Operations Management Methodology for Quantitative Decision-Making in Healthcare Settings

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Alexander Kolker. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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This Briefs Series book illustrates in depth a concept of healthcare management engineering and its domain for hospital and clinic operations. Predictive and analytic decision-making power of management engineering methodology is systematically compared to traditional management reasoning by applying both side by side to analyze 26 concrete operational management problems adapted from hospital and clinic practice. The problem types include: clinic, bed and operating rooms capacity; patient flow…
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Kolker, Alexander
Responsibility
Alexander Kolker
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 121 p.) : 26 ill., 20 ill. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in health care management and economics
ISBN
9781461420682
Subjects (MeSH)
Automatic Data Processing
Health Services Administration
Operations Research
Medical Informatics Applications
Decision Support Techniques
Abstract
This Briefs Series book illustrates in depth a concept of healthcare management engineering and its domain for hospital and clinic operations. Predictive and analytic decision-making power of management engineering methodology is systematically compared to traditional management reasoning by applying both side by side to analyze 26 concrete operational management problems adapted from hospital and clinic practice. The problem types include: clinic, bed and operating rooms capacity; patient flow; staffing and scheduling; resource allocation and optimization; forecasting of patient volumes and seasonal variability; business intelligence and data mining; and game theory application for allocating cost savings between cooperating providers. Detailed examples of applications are provided for quantitative methods such as discrete event simulation, queuing analytic theory, linear and probabilistic optimization, forecasting of a time series, principal component decomposition of a data set and cluster analysis, and the Shapley value for fair gain sharing between cooperating participants. A summary of some fundamental management engineering principles is provided. The goal of the book is to help to bridge the gap in mutual understanding and communication between management engineering professionals and hospital and clinic administrators. The book is intended primarily for hospital/clinic leadership who are in charge of making managerial decisions. This book can also serve as a compendium of introductory problems/projects for graduate students in Healthcare Management and Administration, as well as for MBA programs with an emphasis in Healthcare.
Contents
Traditional Management and Management Engineering -- Dynamic Supply and Demand Balance Problems -- Linear and Probabilistic Resource Optimization and Allocation Problems -- Forecasting Time Series -- Business Intelligence and Data Mining -- The Use of Game Theory -- Summary of Some Fundamental Management Engineering Principles -- Concluding Remarks.
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Health impact assessment in the United States

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Catherine L. Ross, Marla Orenstein, Nisha Botchwey. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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A new public policy initiative is proposed, or a large-scale construction project. What is its potential impact on the health of the population? Are there adverse effects to address, health benefits to be promoted, some combination of both? A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a cross-disciplinary means of answering these and other complex questions, so programs, projects, or policies can be adjusted accordingly. Health Impact Assessment in the United States analyzes the goals, tools, and method…
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Ross, Catherine Laverne
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Orenstein, Marla
Botchwey, Nisha
Responsibility
Catherine L. Ross, Marla Orenstein, Nisha Botchwey
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 229 pages)
ISBN
9781461473039 (electronic bk.)
9781461473022
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Impact Assessment - methods
Health Policy
Health Services Administration
Public Health Practice
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical policy - United States
Public health - United States
Health services administration - United States
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
A new public policy initiative is proposed, or a large-scale construction project. What is its potential impact on the health of the population? Are there adverse effects to address, health benefits to be promoted, some combination of both? A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a cross-disciplinary means of answering these and other complex questions, so programs, projects, or policies can be adjusted accordingly. Health Impact Assessment in the United States analyzes the goals, tools, and methods of HIA, and the competencies that are central to establishing best practices. It sets out the core principles that differentiate HIA from environmental and similar assessments, fleshing them out with case examples from the U.S. and abroad. Details of each step of the HIA process take follow-through into account, giving readers insights into not only collecting and evaluating data, but also communicating findings effectively to decision-makers and stakeholders. The book's expert coverage includes: The importance of HIA to policy development. Introduction to public health, community planning, and health assessment. Overview of the core concepts of HIA, with illustrative examples. Step-by-step guide to conducting an HIA, from screening to evaluation. Emerging technologies shaping HIA tools and procedures. Appendices featuring sample assessment sections and other resources. The HIA has an increasingly vital place in the future of health-related policy, making Health Impact Assessment in the United States a valued manual and critical ideabook for students and practitioners in public health, public policy, urban planning, and community planning. 'This book charts the growth of HIA in the United States, and provides invaluable guidance on conducting HIAs and utilizing their results. Very highly recommended.' Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health 'This new book by three internationally recognized leaders in the field provides a practical guide to using this tool to identify important but often unrecognized opportunities and risks for health created by decisions in transportation, housing, energy, and other sectors.' Aaron Wernham, Director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. 'This book makes an important contribution to the health impact assessment field and is a great resource for practitioners, researchers and students ... it helps the reader to not only understand HIA but to do it.' Ben Harris-Roxas, Conjoint Lecturer, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales; Health Section Co-Chair, International Association for Impact Assessment; Consultant, Harris-Roxas Health. 'Health Impact Assessment in the United States is an important resource ... helping to uncover hidden causes of health inequities in proposals and identifying potential solutions before the proposals are implemented.' Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink.
Contents
Part I. Context for HIA: Integrating Public Health, Planning and Policy Development -- 1. The Purpose of HIA -- 2. Public Health and Community Planning 101 -- 3. HIA, EIA, SIA, and Other Appraisals -- Part II. Introduction to Core Concepts and Key Examples of HIA -- 4. HIA: A Methodological Overview -- 5. US Case Studies -- 6. International Case Studies -- Part III. Applied Learning: Conducting an HIA -- 7. Screening -- 8. Scoping -- 9. Assessment -- 10. Recommendations -- 11. Reporting and Dissemination -- 12. Evaluation -- 13. Monitoring -- 14. Engaging Stakeholders and Vulnerable Populations in HIA -- Part IV. HIA Today and Tomorrow -- 15. HIA and Emerging Technologies -- 16. Organizational Capacity for HIA -- 17. A Look Forward -- Appendices.
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Healthy Cities : The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

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Evelyne de Leeuw, Jean Simos, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , 2017.
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This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. It describes collaborations between city planning and public health creating a contemporary concept of urban governance: democratically-informed process that embraces values like equity. Models, critiques, and global examples illustrate institutional change, community…
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de Leeuw, Evelyne
Simos, Jean
Responsibility
Evelyne de Leeuw, Jean Simos, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxx, 515 pages) : 78 illus., 70 illus. in color
ISBN
9781493966943
9781493966929 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
City Planning
Health Policy
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Health
Abstract
This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. It describes collaborations between city planning and public health creating a contemporary concept of urban governance: democratically-informed process that embraces values like equity. Models, critiques, and global examples illustrate institutional change, community input, targeted assessment, and other means of addressing longstanding sources of urban health challenges. In these ambitious pages, healthy cities are rooted firmly in the worldwide movement toward balanced and sustainable urbanization, developed not to disguise or displace entrenched health and social problems, but to encourage and foster solutions. Included in the coverage: Towards healthy urban governance in the century of the city; Healthy cities emerge: Toronto, Ottawa, Copenhagen; The role of policy coalitions in understanding community participation in healthy cities projects; Health impact assessment at the local level; The logic of method for evaluating healthy cities. Plus: extended reports on healthy cities and communities in North and Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Healthy Cities will interest and inspire community leaders, activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs working to improve health and well-being at the local level, as well as public health and urban development scholars and professionals.
Contents
Part I: Healthy Cities in History -- 1. Cities and Health from the Neolithic to the Anthropocene -- 2. Equitable and Healthy City Planning: Towards Healthy Urban Governance in the Century of the City -- 3. From Health Care to the Promotion of Health: Establishing the Conditions for Healthy Communities in Canada -- 4. Healthy Cities Emerge: Toronto–Ottawa–Copenhagen -- 5. Healthy Cities Move to Maturity -- Part II: Regional World Perspectives -- 6. Healthy Cities in Africa: A Continent of Difference -- 7. Healthy Cities in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Sanitation to Comprehensive Policy -- 8. Healthy Municipalities, Cities, and Communities in Latin America: Strong Histories, Committed Futures -- 9. Healthy Cities and Communities: The North American Experience -- 10. Healthy Cities in Europe: Structured, Unique, and Thoughtful -- 11. The Diversity of Healthy Cities in Asia and the Pacific -- 12. Healthy Cities, Urbanisation, and Healthy Islands: Oceania -- Part III: Grand Healthy City Challenges and Perspectives -- 13. Wrap-Up: Values and Governance for Urban Health -- 14. The Role of Policy Coalitions in Understanding Community Participation in Healthy Cities Projects -- 15. Greening the City: The Health Evidence of Urban Nature -- 16. Local Health Planning and Governance -- 17. From Urban Projects to Healthy City Policies -- 18. A Supportive Tool for Urban Health: Health Impact Assessment at the Local Level -- 19. Futures Thinking and Healthy Cities -- 20. The Logic of Method for Evaluating Healthy Cities -- 21. Healthy Cities: A Political Project Designed to Change How Cities Understand and Deal with Health.
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HIV/AIDS in China : Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment

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Zunyou Wu, Yu Wang, Roger Detels, Marc Bulterys, Jennifer M. McGoogan, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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With HIV becoming the leading cause of infectious-disease mortality in Mainland China, this book focuses on tackling HIV/AIDS in the face of rapid political and economic change in China. Featuring contributions by over a dozen leading figures in the field, this book is the go-to text for any student or reader interested in how national and international organizations’ are attempting to control this epidemic. The book includes chapters on the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of HIV, as we…
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Wu, Zunyou
Wang, Yu
Detels, Roger
Bulterys, Marc
McGoogan, Jennifer M.
Responsibility
Zunyou Wu, Yu Wang, Roger Detels, Marc Bulterys, Jennifer M. McGoogan, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 685 p.) : 104 illus., 102 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811385186
9789811385179 (Print ed.)
9789811385193 (Print ed.)
9789811385209 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - drug therapy
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
HIV Infections - drug therapy
HIV Infections - epidemiology
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Health Policy
Other Subjects
China - epidemiology
Specialty
Communicable Disease Control
Abstract
With HIV becoming the leading cause of infectious-disease mortality in Mainland China, this book focuses on tackling HIV/AIDS in the face of rapid political and economic change in China. Featuring contributions by over a dozen leading figures in the field, this book is the go-to text for any student or reader interested in how national and international organizations’ are attempting to control this epidemic. The book includes chapters on the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of HIV, as well as several chapters that discuss in detail specific provincial- and national-level programs to control and treat HIV. It chronicles the Chinese government’s amazing about-face, as it replaced underfunded, non-evidence based policy decisions with successful, science-based approaches to disease control and prevention, including the adoption of once controversial needle-exchange programs and the establishment of a national HIV/AIDS data registry. It measures the success of national policy decisions, the implementation of treatment policies, and discusses the difficulty of accessing high-risk communities, including people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men – groups not easy to reach, study, engage in prevention programs, or treatment, for fear of stigmatization and loss of social status. Further, it documents the spread of HIV to other provinces, and the tragedy that befell repeat plasma donors in Henan and other poor provinces, where reused or improperly sterilized lab equipment caused some villages to have epidemic-level incidence rates. This book represents a positive contribution to the field of AIDS research, making vital, new information available to an interested readership.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology -- 1. Evolution of HIV/AIDS Epidemics in China -- 2. The National HIV Surveillance Program -- 3. Controlling Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections -- 4. Common HIV Co-infections in China: HBV, HCV, and TB -- 5. HIV Laboratory Network and Quality Assurance System -- Part II. Prevention -- 6. Protecting Blood Supplies -- 7. Prevention of Heterosexual Transmission of HIV -- 8. Preventing HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex with Men -- 9. The National Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program -- 10. National Needle and Syringe Exchange Program -- 11. HIV Education: Raising Awareness and Increasing Knowledge -- 12. The Revolution of HIV Testing -- Part III. Treatment -- 13. Strategy to Achieve Full Coverage in the National Free Antiretroviral Therapy Program -- 14. Treatment of Children Living with HIV in China -- 15. Protecting the Children of HIV-Infected Mothers -- 16. Preventing HIV Occupational Exposure -- Part IV. Environment and Infrastructure -- 17. Political, Economic, and Social Change -- 18. Evolution of HIV/AIDS Policy -- 19. Ethics of the HIV/AIDS Response -- 20. International Cooperation Projects and the HIV/AIDS Response -- 21. The US CDC Global AIDS Program in China -- 22. Civil Society Involvement in National HIV/AIDS Programs -- 23. Quantitative Performance Monitoring of China’s HIV Response -- 24. The Comprehensive Response Information Management System -- 25. China’s Comprehensive AIDS Response (China CARES) -- 26. National HIV/AIDS Case Management -- 27. Building Capacity for Scaling Up HIV/AIDS Programs -- 28. HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in China -- Part V. Key Response Areas -- 29. The HIV Epidemics and Responses in Yunnan -- 30. HIV/AIDS in Henan Province -- 31. HIV Epidemiology and Control in Guangxi (1986–2017) -- 32. HIV/AIDS in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region -- 33. Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Programs in Sichuan -- 34. Guangdong Province: Trade Liberalization and HIV -- 35. Challenges and Future Directions.
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Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health

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Elvira Beracochea, editor. (1st ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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This direct, accessible guide uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offer a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems. Contribu…
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Beracochea, Elvira
Responsibility
Elvira Beracochea, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 370 p. : 48 illus.)
ISBN
9781493927210
9781493927203 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Global Health
Health Planning Organizations - organization & administration
International Cooperation
Program Evaluation
Abstract
This direct, accessible guide uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offer a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems. Contributors clarify optimum roles of government, academia, NGOs, community organizations, and the private sector in aid delivery to inspire readers' broader and deeper uses of teamwork, communication, and imagination. Throughout, the guiding principles of justice, equity, and respect that underlie foundational documents such as the Millennium Declaration inform this visionary work. Included in the coverage: Assessing the effectiveness of health projects. Scaling-up of high-impact interventions. Aid effectiveness and private sector health organizations. When charity destroys dignity and sustainability. Effective conversations in global health projects. Lessons from the field on sustainability and effectiveness. For professionals in global health and development, Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health is a trusted and encouraging mentor. This volume gives its readers the necessary logistical and attitudinal tools to bring about lasting change, and shows how to use them meaningfully in both the short term and the long run.
Contents
Part I. What Is Effectiveness and How to Measure It -- 1 Global Health and Aid Effectiveness: The MDGs and the Paris Declaration -- 2 Aid Effectiveness in Global Health: Progress, Challenges, and Solutions -- 3 Realizing Global Health: Effective Health Systems -- 4 Assessing and Promoting More Progress in Health: the Role of Health as a Tracer Sector at the OECD -- 5 The US Government’s Efforts to Improve Effectiveness -- 6 Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Projects -- Part II. What Is Being Done to Improve Effectiveness? -- 7 The International Health Partnership -- 8 Paying for Results: The Global Fund and the Role of Civil Society Organizations -- 9 NGOs Putting the Paris Declaration to Work -- 10 Scaling-Up of High Impact Interventions -- 11 Aid Effectiveness in Working with Private Sector Health Organizations: The Smiling Sun Franchise -- 12 Effectiveness in Primary Healthcare in Peru -- 13 Academia’s Role in Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health -- Part III. Challenges -- 14 When Charity Destroys Dignity and Sustainability -- 15 Aid Effectiveness: The Experience of Rwanda -- 16 How Local Organizations Increase Aid Effectiveness: The Experience of Peru -- 17 Food Aid Reform -- Part IV. What Can Be Done to Achieve More in Global Health? -- 18 The International Health Partnership: Monitoring Transparency and Accountability -- 19 Social Media and Aid Effectiveness -- 20 Advocating for Results -- 21 Effectiveness of the Census-Based Impact Oriented Approach -- 22 Effective Advocacy for Aid Effectiveness -- 23 Personalizing Health Communication -- 24 Asking Effective, Powerful Questions -- 25 Lessons on Sustainability and Effectiveness -- 26 What Can Global Health Professionals Do to Improve Effectiveness -- 27 Conclusions on Improving the Effectiveness of Aid in Global Health.
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Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care : Evaluating the Evidence, Identifying the Essentials

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Mary R. Talen, Aimee Burke Valeras, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Healthcare reform is a pressing social issue for some, and a political rallying cry for others. But for many in the medical and mental health professions, healthcare reform means weaving together both domains to provide patients with quality care that is holistic and patient-centered. As desirable as this goal is, challenges from cultural differences to resource inequities threaten the dream. Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care provides professionals with a consumer's guide for impleme…
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Talen, Mary R
Burke Valeras, Aimee
Responsibility
Mary R. Talen, Aimee Burke Valeras, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 354 p. : 24 illus.)
ISBN
9781461468899
9781461468882 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Behavioral Medicine - organization & administration
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated - methods
Patient-Centered Care - methods
Primary Health Care - organization & administration
Abstract
Healthcare reform is a pressing social issue for some, and a political rallying cry for others. But for many in the medical and mental health professions, healthcare reform means weaving together both domains to provide patients with quality care that is holistic and patient-centered. As desirable as this goal is, challenges from cultural differences to resource inequities threaten the dream. Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care provides professionals with a consumer's guide for implementing integrated behavioral healthcare at the macro, meso and micro levels of care. Extensive evidence is reviewed, describing the types of behavioral health approaches that are essential in re-designed healthcare systems. Behavioral health has broad implications for systems-based changes in patient-centered models of care, including team-based care, evidence-based clinical practices, and quality improvement projects. Introductory chapters decipher the cacophony of terms to provide a common language for integrated behavioral health. Later chapters propose the best practices of collaborative medicine for healthcare procedures--from screening through implementation, while also addressing the problem of territorial disputes in healthcare practice. Included in the coverage: Community-based participatory research: advancing integrated behavioral healthcare through novel partnerships. Integrated behavioral health in public healthcare contexts. The historical context of financial, organizational, and policy issues that shape the future of integrated behavioral healthcare. Identification of behavioral health needs in primary care settings. Implementing clinical interventions in integrated behavioral healthcare settings. Working with complexity in integrated behavioral healthcare settings. The blueprint offered in Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care clarifies roles and opportunities for professionals across the primary healthcare and mental health fields, including health policy planners, administrators, researchers, and clinicians employed by private and public healthcare organizations, health psychologists, primary care physicians, professional and consumer advocacy organizations.
Contents
Part I. Essentials of Integrated Behavioral Health Care -- 1. Introduction and Overview of Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care -- 2. Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: A Common Language -- 3. Integrated Behavioral Health and the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- 4. Advancing Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: The Critical Importance of Behavioral Health in Healthcare Policy -- Part II. Review of Integrated Systems of Care Initiatives -- 5. The State of Evidence for Integrated Behavioral Health Care -- 6. Community-Based Participatory Research: Advancing Integrated Behavioral Health Care through Novel Partnerships -- 7. Integrated Behavioral Health in Public Healthcare Contexts: Community Health and Mental Health Safety Net Systems -- 8. The Financial History and Near Future of Integrated Behavioral Health Care -- 9. Department of Defense Integrated Behavioral Health in the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- Part III. Review of Collaborative Behavioral Health Clinical Services -- 10. Collaborative Partnerships within Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care -- 11. Identification of Behavioral Health Needs in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Settings -- 12. Screening Measures in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Settings -- 13. Implementing Clinical Interventions in Integrated Behavioral Health Settings: Best Practices and Essential Elements -- 14. Working with Complexity in Integrated Behavioral Health Care Settings -- Part IV. Connecting Concepts, Research and Practice -- 15. Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Summarizing the Lay of the Land, Marking the Best Practices, Identifying Barriers and Mapping New Territory.
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Interface Oral Health Science 2014 : Innovative Research on Biosis-Abiosis Intelligent Interface

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Keiichi Sasaki, Osamu Suzuki, Nobuhiro Takahashi, editors. --Tokyo: Springer Japan , c2015.
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The Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry first introduced the concept of "Interface Oral Health Science", designed to establish and maintain healthy oral cavities, which are home to a number of mixed systems. Included in those systems are: (1) host tissues such as teeth, mucosa, muscle and bone, (2) parasites and microorganisms cohabiting the surfaces of the oral cavity, and (3) biomaterials that are used for the rehabilitation of oral functions. In addition, (4) these systems are sub…
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Sasaki, Keiichi
Suzuki, Osamu
Takahashi, Nobuhiro
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International Symposium for Interface Oral Health Science (5th : 2014 : Sendai, Japan)
Responsibility
Keiichi Sasaki, Osamu Suzuki, Nobuhiro Takahashi, editors
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer Japan
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 351 p. : 127 illus., 67 illus. in color)
ISBN
9784431551928
9784431551256 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biocompatible Materials
Dental Implant-Abutment Design
Dental Implants
Mouth - microbiology
Oral Medicine
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Dentistry
Abstract
The Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry first introduced the concept of "Interface Oral Health Science", designed to establish and maintain healthy oral cavities, which are home to a number of mixed systems. Included in those systems are: (1) host tissues such as teeth, mucosa, muscle and bone, (2) parasites and microorganisms cohabiting the surfaces of the oral cavity, and (3) biomaterials that are used for the rehabilitation of oral functions. In addition, (4) these systems are subject to severe and complex mechanical forces. Therefore, it is critical to promote dental studies that integrate a wide range of interdisciplinary research as medicine, agriculture, material science, engineering, and pharmacology. With this incentive, international symposiums for interface oral health science have been held several times in the past. The concept has since refined and expanded, the result being the "Biosis-Abiosis Intelligent Interface", and projects aiming at the creation of highly functional and autonomic intelligent interfaces are ongoing. This book brings together a number of studies on incentives and projects by leading authors. Topics include biosis-abiosis interface of dental implants, biomaterials in interface science, biomedical engineering interface, and cell manipulation and tissue regeneration. Readers not only from the field of dentistry but also many related areas will find this book a valuable resource.
Contents
Part I. Symposium I: Biosis-Abiosis Interface of Dental Implants -- 1. Biological events happened on the biosis-abiosis interface: Cellular responses induced by implantable electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds -- 2. Updates in Treatment Modalities and Techniques on Compromised Alveolar Ridge Augmentation for Successful Dental Implant Therapy -- 3. Surface Modification of Dental Implant Improves Implant-Tissue Interface -- 4. Oral Microbiota in Crevices around Dental Implants: Profiling of the Oral Biofilm -- Part II. Symposium II: Biomaterials in Interface Science -- 5. Biofunctionalization of Metallic Materials-Creation of Biosis-Abiosis Intelligent Interface -- 6. Evaluation of photocatalytic activity of the TiO2 layer formed on Ti by thermal oxidation -- 7. Enhancing functionalities of metallic materials by controlling phase stability for use in orthopedic implants -- 8. Surface Improvement for Biocompatibility of Ti-6Al-4V by Dealloying in Metallic Melt -- 9. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ca-P-O Film Coating -- Part III. Symposium III: Biomedical Engineering Interface -- 10. Importance of visual cues in hearing restoration by auditory prosthesis -- Part IV. Symposium IV: Cell Manipulation and Tissue Regeneration -- 11. Designer supersurfaces via bioinspiration and biomimetics for dental materials and structures -- 12. Feeder Cell Sources and Feeder-Free Methods for Human iPS Cell Culture -- 13. Hydrogel-based biomimetic environment for in vitro cell and tissue manipulation -- 14. Trends in periodontal regeneration therapy: Potential therapeutic strategy of extracellular matrix administration for periodontal ligament regeneration -- Part V. Poster Presentation Award Winners -- 15. Histochemical Characteristics of Glycoproteins during Rat Palatine Gland Development -- 16. The role of NFIC in regulating odontoblastic differentiation of human molar stem cells from apical papilla -- 17. Microbicidal activity of artificially generated hydroxyl radicals -- 18. High levels of saturated fatty acids may exacerbate the pathogenesis of primary Sjogren syndrome -- 19. Effects of carbon addition on mechanical properties and microstructures of Ni-free Co-Cr-W-based dental alloys -- 20. Periodontal disease as a possible risk factor for Alzheimer's disease -- 21. Measurement of Skin Elasticity using High Frequency Ultrasound Elastography with Intrinsic Deformation Induced by Arterial Pulsation -- Part VI. Poster Presenters -- 22. Effect of macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor c-Fms antibody on lipopolysaccharide-induced pathological osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption -- 23. The role of Th1 cytokines on mechanical loading-induced osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption -- 24. The ventral primary somatosensory cortex of the primate brain: innate neural interface for dexterous orofacial motor control -- 25. Possible roles of IL-33 in periodontal diseases: Porphyromonas gingivalis induced IL-33 in human gingival epithelial cells -- 26. Prospects for liposome-encapsulated nisin in the prevention of dental caries -- 27. Clinical chipping of zirconia all-ceramic restorations -- 28. Dentin Hypersensitivity: Etiology, prevalence and treatment modalities -- 29. Preventing Aspiration Pneumonia among the Elderly: a Review Focused on the Impact of the Consistency of Food Substances.
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