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Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Options and Alternatives

Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Options and Alternatives Lowest new price: $36.00
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Author: Karl G. Hofbauer
Brand: K G Hofbauer Olivier Boss Ulrich Keller

Primarily intended for physicians and health care professionals who are treating obese patients, this book explores current and future options for drug treatment of obesity puts them into perspective against available alternative treatments. Distinguished scientists and clinical investigators provide reviews of each individual topic, covering a wide range of subjects from pathophysiology of obesity to the benefits of weight loss. The core sections on pharmacotherapy deal with currently available drugs and drugs in pre-clinical development, complemented with sections on non-drug treatment and general therapeutic aspects to provide an integrated view of therapeutic approaches to the treatment of obesity and its associated syndromes.

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Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism

Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism Lowest new price: $44.99
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Author: David A. Bender

The third edition of this leading textbook builds upon the excellent foundation of the previous two editions. It explains and explores the science underlying our current understanding of the interactions between diet and health, and the basis for current dietary goals and recommendations. It also provides a concise and authoritative description of the biochemistry that is essential to an understanding of the functions of nutrients and the importance of diet and nutrition for health and disease. The discussion of metabolic pathways and their regulation is illustrated by clear and simple diagrams, and is linked throughout to nutritional and physiological aspects.


Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders

Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders Lowest new price: $56.01
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Author: Burton David Rose

Largely rewritten to reflect advances that have been made and controversies that have arisen since publication of the 3rd edition in 1989, this monograph integrates the essentials of renal and electrolyte physiology with the common clinical disorders of acid-base and electrolyte balance. For students, residents, and clinicians. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


Living Without Oxygen: Closed and Open Systems in Hypoxia Tolerance

Living Without Oxygen: Closed and Open Systems in Hypoxia Tolerance Lowest new price: $425.75
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Author: Peter W. Hochachka

Innumerable clinical problems have as their basis some derangement in oxygen-dependent metabolism. To explore mechanisms of adjusting to oxygen limitation, Living without Oxygen presents a bestiary of exotic anaerobes that illuminate elements of metabolic biochemistry only dimly seen in studies using standard experimental animals. With their exaggerated anaerobic capabilities, Hochachka's diving mammals, airbreathing fishes, and hypoxia-adapted lower vertebrates allow a detailed assessment of what can and what cannot be adjusted in the process of extending hypoxia tolerance. The book places the enzymatic and biochemical machinery firmly in the biological context and assumes only a modest familiarity with bioenergetics and metabolic biochemistry. The author's clear prose should make this technical presentation pleasantly unintimidating for any physiologist, biochemist, or clinical investigator. The insights of his unique approach make Living without Oxygen essential reading.


Iron Metabolism, Anemias. Diagnosis and Therapy: Novel concepts in the anemias of renal and rheumatoid disease

Iron Metabolism, Anemias. Diagnosis and Therapy: Novel concepts in the anemias of renal and rheumatoid disease Lowest new price: $184.00
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Author: Manfred Wick

Disturbances of iron metabolism, particularly iron deficiency, are among the most commonly overlooked or misinterpreted diseases. This is due to the fact that the determination of transport iron in serum or plasma, which used to be the test in conventional diagnosis, does not allow a representative estimate of the body's total iron reserves. A proper estimate was formerly possible only by the costly and invasive determination of storage iron in the bone marrow, however, sensitive, well-standardized immuno-chemical methods for the precise determination of the iron storage protein ferritin in plasma are now available. Since the secretion of this protein correctly reflects the iron stores in the majority of cases, these methods permit fast and reliable diagnosis, particularly of iron deficiency conditions. The fact that iron deficiency is so common and is usually simple to treat ought to be well known in the medical world. Even non-iron-determined causes of anaemia can now be identified rapidly by highly sensitive, well-standardized immuno-chemical methods. This book is intended to contribute to a better understanding of the main pathophysiological foundations and diagnostic principles.


Nutrition Management of Patients With Inherited Metabolic Disorders

Nutrition Management of Patients With Inherited Metabolic Disorders Lowest new price: $76.49
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Author: Phyllis B. Acosta
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5 Stars! Doody's Book Review

Written by the foremost nutritionists in the United States, each of whom has more than 15 years of clinical experience providing nutrition management of patients with an inherited metabolic disorder (IMD), Nutrition Management of Patients with Inherited Metabolic Disorders supplies information to enhance the knowledge and skills needed by nutritionists/dietitians and other health care professionals who provide services to patients with IMDs.
Many disorders that are disastrous to patients have been diagnosed and managed by diet, improving neurological and physical outcomes. However, nutrition problems still occur, whether due to the quality of the medical foods, inadequate prescription by health care providers or poor diet adherence by the patient. This book describes these problems and helps medical food manufacturers, medical geneticists, nutritionists/dietitians, and other health care providers find alternative forms of nutrients that would provide optimal nutrition and health for the patients.

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Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure: Dosing Guidelines for Adults

Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure: Dosing Guidelines for Adults Lowest new price: $15.00
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Author: George R. Aronoff
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The expanding importance of health as a global issue has focused attention on the value of applying the concept of global public goods from economics to international health.

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An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology

An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology Lowest new price: $43.62
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Author: Richard Brown
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Neuroendocrinology is a multidisciplinary subject on the interaction between the brain and endocrine system and the influence of this interaction on the behavior of animals and humans. This book is designed as an introductory text in neuroendocrinology. It outlines the basics of endocrinology, including the endocrine glands, the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, and their interactions. It also describes the action of neurotransmitters in the nervous system, the action of neuropeptides as chemical messengers, and the interaction among hormones, neurotransmitters, and neuropeptides. It also introduces the important new field of neuro-endocrine-immunology and contains a chapter on behavioral neuroendocrinology. The level of presentation is suitable for undergraduates who have completed introductory biology or psychology classes, and each chapter contains review questions based on material in that chapter and essay questions for further in-depth study.

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The Art of Empowerment: Stories and Strategies for Diabetes Educators, 2nd Edition

The Art of Empowerment: Stories and Strategies for Diabetes Educators, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $39.99
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Author: American Diabetes Association
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Diabetes Educators who want to transform their practice and create a solid partnership with their patients will find this book a unique and valuable resource. Filled with real life experiences from other diabetes educators, interactive techniques, and philosophical as well as practical approaches. This book is a highly effective guide in helping educator's help their patients make informed choices and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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The Mathematical Modeling of Metabolic and Endocrine Systems: Model Formulation, Identification, and Validation (Applied Mathematics Series)

The Mathematical Modeling of Metabolic and Endocrine Systems: Model Formulation, Identification, and Validation (Applied Mathematics Series) Lowest new price: $216.79
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Author: Ewart R. Carson

Introduces the concepts, methods and techniques of model formulation, identification, and validation as applicable to metabolic and endocrine processes. Shows how modeling can be used to provide a concise description of complex dynamic processes, to test hypotheses concerning physiological and biochemical structure, and to estimate physiological quantities (parameters) that otherwise would not be directly accessible to measurement. Includes numerous examples and case studies.


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