The American Heritage Stedman s Medical Dictionary

  • Filename: the-american-heritage-stedman-s-medical-dictionary.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015059131543
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 909
  • Author: Thomas Lathrop Stedman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin



Features more than forty-five thousand entries, including general and specialized medical terms, thousands of new words drawn from current medical literature, and biographical sketches of important scientists and physicians.

The AGT Cytogenetics Laboratory Manual

  • Filename: the-agt-cytogenetics-laboratory-manual.
  • ISBN: 9781119061281
  • Release Date: 2017-03-03
  • Number of pages: 1168
  • Author: Marilyn S. Arsham
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Cytogenetics is the study of chromosome morphology, structure, pathology, function, and behavior. The field has evolved to embrace molecular cytogenetic changes, now termed cytogenomics. Cytogeneticists utilize an assortment of procedures to investigate the full complement of chromosomes and/or a targeted region within a specific chromosome in metaphase or interphase. Tools include routine analysis of G-banded chromosomes, specialized stains that address specific chromosomal structures, and molecular probes, such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and chromosome microarray analysis, which employ a variety of methods to highlight a region as small as a single, specific genetic sequence under investigation. The AGT Cytogenetics Laboratory Manual, Fourth Edition offers a comprehensive description of the diagnostic tests offered by the clinical laboratory and explains the science behind them. One of the most valuable assets is its rich compilation of laboratory-tested protocols currently being used in leading laboratories, along with practical advice for nearly every area of interest to cytogeneticists. In addition to covering essential topics that have been the backbone of cytogenetics for over 60 years, such as the basic components of a cell, use of a microscope, human tissue processing for cytogenetic analysis (prenatal, constitutional, and neoplastic), laboratory safety, and the mechanisms behind chromosome rearrangement and aneuploidy, this edition introduces new and expanded chapters by experts in the field. Some of these new topics include a unique collection of chromosome heteromorphisms; clinical examples of genomic imprinting; an example-driven overview of chromosomal microarray; mathematics specifically geared for the cytogeneticist; usage of ISCN’s cytogenetic language to describe chromosome changes; tips for laboratory management; examples of laboratory information systems; a collection of internet and library resources; and a special chapter on animal chromosomes for the research and zoo cytogeneticist. The range of topics is thus broad yet comprehensive, offering the student a resource that teaches the procedures performed in the cytogenetics laboratory environment, and the laboratory professional with a peer-reviewed reference that explores the basis of each of these procedures. This makes it a useful resource for researchers, clinicians, and lab professionals, as well as students in a university or medical school setting.

The Correlation Between Lifestyle Nutrition Vitamin Deficiency and Human Papillomavirus HPV Cervical Changes

  • Filename: the-correlation-between-lifestyle-nutrition-vitamin-deficiency-and-human-papillomavirus-hpv-cervical-changes.
  • ISBN: 9781581122879
  • Release Date: 2005-07-23
  • Number of pages: 59
  • Author: AnnMarie Breda
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers



Human Papillomavirus has emerged as a distinct cause of cervical changes in young women. Its prevalence is continuously growing and is considered at epidemic proportions with 20 million Americans already infected and 5.5 million new cases reported annually. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Tracking the Hidden Epidemics., Trends in STDs in the U.S. 2000, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000) There are known risk factors associated with HPV cervical changes and cervical cancer. These known risk factors are the number of one s sexual partners, age at first coitus, smoking and use of oral contraception. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between known risk factors and unknown risk factors, such as nutrition, vitamin deficiency and other lifestyle variables (i.e., drug/alcohol use, exercise and sleep habits), on HPV cervical changes. The results of this study may increase awareness for the general public, influence behavior and aid in the prevention of the disease in young women. New streams of clinical information may prevent the progression of the disease to cancer in women who are already infected, as HPV has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cervical cancer, the number one gynecologic cancer in the world. Materials and Methods: This two-arm study was performed between 2002 and 2004 in Lenox Hill Hospital s ambulatory clinic and physicians offices in New York City. Approval was granted by the hospital s Institutional Review Board. Each woman gave written informed consent prior to participation. A questionnaire to determine lifestyle and nutritional habits was distributed to female volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 (part 1 of the study). A previous pap smear was a requirement for participation. However, whether the results of the pap smear were normal or abnormal was not a consideration for recruitment. Blood serum levels of vitamins C, E, and beta carotene were obtained for part 2 of the study, and processed by Quest Laboratory. These vitamins were selected for testing because an increased number of reports had suggested that these antioxidants may act to prevent the development of various malignancies (22). Statistical analysis included Chi-Square, ANOVA, a Student T-test and 2x2 table to identify association between study variables. Results: One hundred sixty-four (164) women participated in the study. One hundred (61%) of the participants had abnormal pap smear results, and sixty-four (39%) had normal pap smear results. Of the 164, only eighty-four (51%) participated in part 2 of the study and had blood serum tests performed. A power analysis performed prior to the initiation of the study showed that 146 women were required to demonstrate a difference in response rate from 30% in the control group (normal pap smears) to 50% or more in the treatment group (abnormal pap smears), with a power of 0.80 or a significance level of 0.05. Of the eighty-four participants who took the blood test, forty-one (48.8%) were in the abnormal group and forty-three (51.1%) were in the normal group. A total of 35 women from both groups were found to have an antioxidant deficiency. The number of women deficient in one or more of the vitamins measured was higher in the abnormal group (20 in the abnormal group compared to 15 in the normal group). A total of five (5) participants were deficient in more than one of the vitamins measured. The analysis of blood tests to determine deficiencies in the normal versus abnormal group was not statististically significant, p= 0.0676 with a relative risk of 0.9945 when results of vitamins E, C, and beta carotene were combined. When vitamin results were looked at individually, the results were: Vitamin C p= 0.44, Beta Carotene p= 0.54, Vitamin E gamma p= 0.51. One vitamin result showed statistical significance,

Practical Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

  • Filename: practical-pharmacology-for-the-surgical-technologist.
  • ISBN: 9781435469808
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Teri Junge
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Get the facts about patient medications, their common uses, and the safety processes observed in surgical settings today with PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST. Created with input from students and seasoned professionals, this text focuses specifically on the needs of surgical technologists, rather than general allied health careers. Chapters meet all requirements from the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition. Handy features highlight must-know, Core Curriculum content, while critical thinking and review questions give you practice thinking on your feet. PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS is also an ideal test-preparation resource for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foods at a Glance Easy Reference Guide A Z Foods Spices Herbs for Health

  • Filename: foods-at-a-glance-easy-reference-guide-a-z-foods-spices-herbs-for-health.
  • ISBN: 9781483462653
  • Release Date: 2017-01-20
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Tina M. Rattan, DNM
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



Author Dr. Tina M. Rattan believes in a holistic approach to maintaining health and in promoting the body's natural healing process through nutritional and healthy food choices, enjoyable exercise, spiritual appreciation, and overall quality and love of life. In Foods at a Glance, she provides quick and easy access to attributes of specific foods, spices, and herbs for individuals to make informed, healthy choices. This guide includes properties or components of these items, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, nutritional information including calories, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, beneficial effects, possible adverse effects, serving size information, and more. A solid reference work for nutritionists, dieticians, health care professionals, and consumers who want precise information about what they are eating, Foods at a Glance enhances a holistic approach to health and healing for those who want to make enlightened decisions.

Guide to Reference

  • Filename: guide-to-reference.
  • ISBN: 9780838912324
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch
  • Publisher: American Library Association



Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.

Fundamental Reference Sources

  • Filename: fundamental-reference-sources.
  • ISBN: 0838907806
  • Release Date: 2001-01
  • Number of pages: 612
  • Author: James H. Sweetland
  • Publisher: American Library Association



An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.

The Nanotechnology Challenge

  • Filename: the-nanotechnology-challenge.
  • ISBN: 9781139502382
  • Release Date: 2011-11-14
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: David A. Dana
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Nanotechnology is the wave of the future, and has already been incorporated into everything from toothpaste to socks to military equipment. The safety of nanotechnology for human health and the environment is a great unknown, however, and no legal system in the world has yet devised a way to reasonably address the uncertain risks of nanotechnology. To do so will require creating new legal institutions. This volume of essays by leading law scholars and social and physical scientists offers a range of views as to how such institutions should be formed. It is essential reading for anyone who may wonder how we can continue to innovate technologically in a way that both delivers the benefits and sustains human health and the environment.

Allergy and Cross Reactivity

  • Filename: allergy-and-cross-reactivity.
  • ISBN: 9781524599171
  • Release Date: 2017-08-15
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Sue C. Killian M.S
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



This book announces to the reader that allergens are molecules. That’s right. You are not allergic to the entire ragweed plant, the entire dust mite, or the whole cow, just one or more types of allergic molecule within each of those organisms. If you are allergic to a molecule in a dust mite, for example, you might be allergic to shrimp or even tropical fish food. If you are allergic to some pollens, you could also be allergic to nuts, fruits, and some vegetables because they may share those pesky allergenic molecules. Some of these shared allergenic molecules have been identified by scientists, and the reader will benefit by learning where they hide. The reader’s unexplained reactions could be caused by these cross-reactive molecules. This is a situation where a little bit of knowledge is dangerous because cross-reactivity as it is, often briefly mentioned in magazines, could create fear of foods. Alternatively, knowledge about cross-reactive molecules could uncover these specific allergens. Patients could easily avoid these cross-reactive pollen molecules if they knew they were in their foods, thereby eliminating much suffering from allergy. Why would a patient who tested positive to a pollen eat the same allergens in a food? If they knew about cross-reactivity, they would not. This book explains the allergic response and the many chemicals the body produces in response to an allergic reaction. Allergy is a serious medical condition, and a patient can unintentionally make their allergic reaction much worse by exposure to a similar cross-reactive allergen. Alternatively, in addition to the patient’s chosen medical treatment, knowing about cross-reactivity can provide the patient with additional self-help.

Terminology for Health Professionals

  • Filename: terminology-for-health-professionals.
  • ISBN: 9781111781071
  • Release Date: 2009-06-15
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Carolee Sormunen
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Terminology for Health Professionals, sixth edition focuses on successful learning by applying information in the context in which it is used in a medical environment. Clinical and technical information is presented by combining actual medical reports and real-world examples with basic medical terminology. Practice exercises integrated throughout each chapter reinforce learning by helping learners pinpoint specific areas for review in mastering content. Written by a training specialist and reviewed by numerous physicians, clinicians and office support staff, the material reflects the most current terminology. An Accompanying StudyWARETM CD-ROM offers additional practice through interactive quizzes and fun activities that correlate with each chapter in the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries

  • Filename: reference-sources-for-small-and-medium-sized-libraries.
  • ISBN: 0838934684
  • Release Date: 1999-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Scott Kennedy
  • Publisher: American Library Association



An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons

The Neuropsychology of Mental Illness

  • Filename: the-neuropsychology-of-mental-illness.
  • ISBN: 9780521862899
  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Number of pages: 443
  • Author: Stephen J. Wood
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Describes neuropsychological approaches to the investigation, description, measurement and management of a wide range of mental illnesses.

Shape Shifting Reclaiming Your Perfect Body

  • Filename: shape-shifting-reclaiming-your-perfect-body.
  • ISBN: 9780979999901
  • Release Date: 2007-10-01
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Lisa Bonnice
  • Publisher: Shape Shifting Online



Bonnice leads readers through a fascinating discussion about using a new viewof physical forms to bring about the authentic, genuine self that cells holdsin their memory.

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