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The End of Food Allergy - The First Program to Prevent and Reverse a 21st Century Epidemic (Hardcover): Kari Nadeau, Sloan... The End of Food Allergy - The First Program to Prevent and Reverse a 21st Century Epidemic (Hardcover)
Kari Nadeau, Sloan Barnett
R662 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What Mummy Makes - Cook just once for you and your baby (Hardcover): Rebecca Wilson What Mummy Makes - Cook just once for you and your baby (Hardcover)
Rebecca Wilson 1
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 130+ recipes all suitable from 6 months old Wean your baby and feed your family at the same time by cooking just one meal in under 30 minutes that everyone will enjoy! Say goodbye to cooking multiple meals every day and the faff of making special little spoonfuls for your baby, plainer dishes for fussy older siblings, and something different again for the grown-ups. With this ingenious new way to introduce solid food to your baby, you'll cook a single meal and eat it together as a family where baby will learn how to eat from watching you. Each recipe is quick to prepare and easy to adapt for different ages and dietary requirements. So forget 'baby food' and make light work of weaning with What Mummy Makes!

How the Immune System Works (Paperback, 6th Edition): Lauren M. Sompayrac How the Immune System Works (Paperback, 6th Edition)
Lauren M. Sompayrac
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How the Immune System Works has helped thousands of students understand what's in their hefty immunology textbooks. In this book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject: how the immune system fits together, how it protects us from disease and, perhaps most importantly, why it works the way it does. Featuring Dr. Sompayrac's hallmark lively prose and engaging analogies, How the Immune System Works has been rigorously updated for this sixth edition, including the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, immunological memory, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on immunotherapies - currently one of the hottest topics in immunology. Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject.

Janeway's Immunobiology (Paperback, 9th New edition): Kenneth Murphy, Casey Weaver Janeway's Immunobiology (Paperback, 9th New edition)
Kenneth Murphy, Casey Weaver
R1,916 Discovery Miles 19 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Janeway's Immunobiology is a textbook for students studying immunology at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. As an introductory text, students will appreciate the book's clear writing and informative illustrations, while advanced students and working immunologists will value its comprehensive scope and depth. Janeway's Immunobiology presents immunology from a consistent point of view throughout-that of the host's interaction with an environment full of microbes and pathogens. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly revised bringing the content up-to-date with significant developments in the field, especially on the topic of innate immunity, and improving the presentation of topics across chapters for better continuity.

Cancer Immunology - Cancer Immunotherapy for Organ-Specific Tumors (Hardcover): Nima Rezaei Cancer Immunology - Cancer Immunotherapy for Organ-Specific Tumors (Hardcover)
Nima Rezaei
R4,854 R3,856 Discovery Miles 38 560 Save R998 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cancer Immunology is intended as an up-to-date, clinically relevant review of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. This volume focuses on the immunopathology and immunotherapy of organ cancers in detail. It clearly explains their immunology and describes novel immunotherapy for specific cancers, including pediatric solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, gastrointestinal tumors, skin cancers, bone and connective tissue tumors, central nervous system tumors, lung cancers, genitourinary tract tumors and breast cancers. In so doing, it builds on the previous two volumes in Cancer Immunology, placing basic knowledge on tumor immunology and immunotherapy into a clinical perspective with the aim of educating clinicians on advances in cancer immunology and the most recent approaches in the immunotherapy of various tumors. This translational, clinically oriented book will be of special value to clinical immunologists, hematologists and oncologists.

Endotoxin in Health and Disease (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Helmut Brade Endotoxin in Health and Disease (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Helmut Brade
R8,350 Discovery Miles 83 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Offering a basis for further research into the interactions of hosts and pathogens, this work gathers up-to-date findings, and details basic structures, functions and immunology. It provides descriptions of a variety of experimental endotoxin neutralizing agents, as well as a guide to clinical research initiatives and the latest treatments.

Immunobiology of Transfusion Medicine (Hardcover): George Garratty Immunobiology of Transfusion Medicine (Hardcover)
George Garratty
R9,529 Discovery Miles 95 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Describes the immunological aspects of blood transfusion medicine, examining the immuno-chemistry of blood group antigens, the immune destruction of cells, correlations between blood groups and disease, and the effect transfusion-induced retroviral infection has on immune response.

The Radiology of AIDS (Hardcover, UK ed.): A. Banerjee The Radiology of AIDS (Hardcover, UK ed.)
A. Banerjee
R421 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Radiology of AIDS is aimed at candidates for postgraduate examinations in all specialities and especially those doctors with some training in HIV disease who need to assess their knowledge of the subject. This book is particularly applicable to candidates for postgraduate examinations in radiology.

Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Richard Goering, Hazel Dockrell, Mark... Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Richard Goering, Hazel Dockrell, Mark Zuckerman, Peter L Chiodini
R1,754 R1,635 Discovery Miles 16 350 Save R119 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated, Mims' clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember. Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the 'bug parade' into a clinical context. Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and 'Lessons in Microbiology' text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools. Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through the accompanying electronic 'Pathogen Parade' - a quickly searchable, cross-referenced glossary of viruses, bacteria and fungi A new electronic 'Vaccine Parade' offers quick-reference coverage of the most commonly used vaccines in current clinical practice Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventative medicine.? Grasp and retain vital concepts easily, with a user-friendly colour coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations. New and enhanced information reflects the growing importance of the human microbiota and latest molecular approaches Access the complete contents on the go via the accompanying interactive eBook, with a range of bonus materials to enhance learning and retention - includes self-assessment materials and clinical cases to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

Basic Immunology - Functions and Disorders of the Immune System (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H.... Basic Immunology - Functions and Disorders of the Immune System (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai
R1,514 R1,255 Discovery Miles 12 550 Save R259 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Meticulously reviewed and updated for today's medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases-all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible. Emphasizes clinical aspects of immunology, including disease pathogenesis, the development of novel therapies based on basic science, and an appendix of clinical cases for real-world application. Provides top-notch instruction from experienced teachers, course directors, and lecturers led by well-known editor and author Dr. Abul Abbas. Features a highly readable writing style and practical organization, now with fully revised content and updated images to reflect recent important advances in today's understanding of the immune system. Provides additional online features such as answers to in-book chapter review questions, helpful animations, and self-assessment questions. Presents information in a format and style that maximizes usefulness to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology. Contains numerous features designed to help students understand key immunologic concepts: high-quality illustrations, practical tables, chapter outlines, bolded key points, and focus questions in every chapter for self-assessment and review. Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Patch Testing Tips - Recommendations from the ICDRG (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Jean-Marie LaChapelle, Magnus Bruze, Peter U. Elsner Patch Testing Tips - Recommendations from the ICDRG (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Jean-Marie LaChapelle, Magnus Bruze, Peter U. Elsner
R1,611 R1,462 Discovery Miles 14 620 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a compendium of tips on many different aspects of patch testing based on the recommendations of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group (ICDRG), which is the reference group for all dermato-allergologists. It is intended to complement the book Patch Testing and Prick Testing: A Practical Guide by J.- M. Lachapelle and H. Maibach, which is an official publication of the ICDRG now in its third edition. Among the wide variety of topics covered are pitfalls, legal aspects, patch testing with ultrasonic bath extracts, the role of patch testing in occupational contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis, semi-open tests, the implications of a negative test, patch testing validity, selection of extra allergens and patch testing in the tropics. Many illustrations are included and all information is completely up- to-date. This book will be of value to all practicing dermatologists.

Immune Infertility - Impact of Immune Reactions on Human Fertility (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017): Walter K. H. Krause, Rajesh K. Naz Immune Infertility - Impact of Immune Reactions on Human Fertility (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017)
Walter K. H. Krause, Rajesh K. Naz
R4,129 R3,723 Discovery Miles 37 230 Save R406 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers comprehensive coverage of both basic and clinical aspects of immune reactions responsible for infertility. It has four sections focusing on Sperm antigens, Antisperm antibodies (ASAs), Clinical impact of ASAs, and Immune contraception, and include contributions from leading experts in these fields. This new edition of the book offers a comprehensive update that reflects the very significant advances in reproductive immunology that have been achieved over the past five years, especially related to the sperm proteome, sperm-egg binding/fusion proteins, gene knockout studies, and immunocontraception. Reproductive immunology continues to be a fast-growing discipline in which new knowledge is emerging almost every day. Immune Infertility is a model source of vital and reliable information on the latest scientific developments in the field. It will be of value for clinicians, scientists, students, residents, and fellows working in reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology.

Immunology of the Skin - Basic and Clinical Sciences in Skin Immune Responses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Kenji Kabashima Immunology of the Skin - Basic and Clinical Sciences in Skin Immune Responses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Kenji Kabashima
R5,470 R4,471 Discovery Miles 44 710 Save R999 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book reviews the role of each cell subset in the skin, providing the basics for understanding skin immunology and the mechanisms of skin diseases. The skin is one of the immune organs and is continually exposed to foreign antigens and external stimuli that must be monitored and characterized for possible elimination. Upon exposure to foreign antigens, the skin can elicit a variety of immune responses in harmony with skin components that include keratinocytes, dendritic cell subsets, mast cells, basophils, fibroblasts, macrophages, gamma-delta T cells, neutrophils, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, vascular and lymphatic cells, hair follicles, platelets, and adipose tissues, among others. In the past 10 years, knowledge of immunology has expanded drastically in areas such as innate immunity (Toll-like receptors, C-type lectins), and host defenses to bacteria and viruses, and this increased knowledge has led to the development of more effective treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases. This book provides updates on the mechanisms of skin diseases including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria, drug eruption, bullous diseases, anaphylaxis, graft-versus-host disease, rosacea, lymphoma, photodermatology, and collagen vascular diseases. Understanding the basics of skin immunology will help clinicians and dermatologists use new therapeutics such as biologics efficiently. Serving as an intermediary between basic science and clinical medicine, this book gives readers the opportunity to understand and marvel at the mystery and fascination of skin immunology.

Metallothioneins in Normal and Cancer Cells (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Piotr Dziegiel, Bartosz Pula, Christopher Kobierzycki,... Metallothioneins in Normal and Cancer Cells (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Piotr Dziegiel, Bartosz Pula, Christopher Kobierzycki, Mariusz Stasiolek, Marzenna Podhorska-Okolow
R2,641 R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Save R697 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the structures of Metallothionein (MT) family members and the cellular functions of MT-1, MT-2 and MT-4 isoforms, as well as provides insights into divergent biological roles of MT-3. The authors explain the involvement of MT molecules in various processes related to carcinogenesis, including an organ-specific presentation of current data concerning their potential impact on the progression of various tumors and the regulatory role of MT family members in the function of the immune system.

Suppression and Regulation of Immune Responses - Methods and Protocols, Volume II (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Maria Cristina... Suppression and Regulation of Immune Responses - Methods and Protocols, Volume II (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Maria Cristina Cuturi, Ignacio Anegon
R4,223 R3,353 Discovery Miles 33 530 Save R870 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This second volume expands upon the previous edition with new research and objectives in immunoregulation and immune tolerance. Chapters cover topics ranging from new molecular and cellular mechanisms of tolerance; generation and characterization of mice regulatory macrophages; recent advances in the treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory disorders; and novel mechanisms and therapeutic perspectives on food allergies. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Suppression and Regulation of Immune Responses: Methods and Protocols, Volume II is a great resource for current research and inspiration for new studies in immune tolerance.

Case Studies in Allergic Disorders (Paperback, New): Hans Oettgen, Raif Geha Case Studies in Allergic Disorders (Paperback, New)
Hans Oettgen, Raif Geha
R1,049 Discovery Miles 10 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Case Studies in Allergic Disorders is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in immunology, medical students, and resident physicians. It describes the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of commonly occurring allergic diseases and introduces the rationale for targeted treatment of allergy. Replicating the successful approach of Case Studies in Immunology, the book presents mechanisms of hypersensitivity through a selection of clinical cases that reinforce and extend the basic science. The cases are largely drawn from the records of Children's Hospital Boston. Linking the discussion of pathogenesis to actual clinical presentation establishes important connections between the bench and bedside. The book can be used as either a stand-alone text or asa companion to Janeway's Immunobiology and The Immune System.

Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian; Volume editing by Takemi Otsuki
R3,278 R2,968 Discovery Miles 29 680 Save R310 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors' diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asbestos and silica, among others. The chapters also discuss recommendations, practical methods, and nanosafety science in situations involving exposure to nanotoxic substances. Edited in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Hygiene, this book provides up-to-date information on the immunological effects of nanotoxic substances to researchers interested in environmental and occupational health. Presenting a number of recent concepts and findings in the field, it enables readers to gain a comprehensive knowledge of health problems caused by environmental fibrous and particulate substances.

Immune Responses to Biosurfaces - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): John D. Lambris, Kristina... Immune Responses to Biosurfaces - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
John D. Lambris, Kristina N. Ekdahl, Daniel Ricklin, Bo Nilsson
R4,100 R3,694 Discovery Miles 36 940 Save R406 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The collection of chapters in this proceedings volume brings together research from academic and industry scientists and clinical development experts who are focused on contemporary and emerging aspects of improving treatments employing biosurfaces. Interactions between biomaterial implants, devices, cell therapies, and whole organ transplants frequently trigger activation of body defense systems and responses that negatively affect the clinical outcome. Optimal tissue integration and modulation of foreign body reactions is therefore essential for preserving anticipated functions and avoiding adverse effects. Topics covered include mechanistic and applied research within the fields of extracorporeal devices, soft and hard tissue implants, tissue and biomaterial-targeting, therapeutic modulation of foreign body reactions, cell encapsulations, as well as cell and whole organ transplantation.

Evolution of Atopic Dermatitis in the 21st Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ichiro Katayama, Hiroyuki Murota, Takahiro Satoh Evolution of Atopic Dermatitis in the 21st Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ichiro Katayama, Hiroyuki Murota, Takahiro Satoh
R3,769 R2,899 Discovery Miles 28 990 Save R870 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive guide offers a state-of-the-art overview of basic and clinical aspects of atopic dermatitis (AD). The name "atopic dermatitis" was first used in 1933, and Drs. Lewis Webb Hill and Marion B. Sulzberger presented their report "Evolution of atopic dermatitis" in 1935. Their observations accurately forecasted the contemporary issues in the management of the condition, such as the conclusions that should be drawn from our understanding of the pathogenesis of AD, and the use of steroids as the main treatment. Several aggravating factors have recently been identified, and these also need to be addressed. In this context, the expert contributors to this book describe and discuss the evolution of atopic dermatology from Sulzberger's era to the present day, including clinical manifestations, etiopathology and treatment. In addition, it explores skin care intervention, the role of microbiom and GWAS studies, and presents unique, previously unpublished cohort studies. It provides insights into the dynamic changes in AD since Sulzberger introduced topical steroids for its treatment. It is a valuable resource for dermatologists, medical practitioners and researchers who are interested in atopic dermatology.

Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): John C Hall Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
John C Hall
R3,735 R3,329 Discovery Miles 33 290 Save R406 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the number of surviving immune suppressed patients continues to rise, skin manifestations of patients have become increasingly important. AIDS patients, and renal, heart, liver, bone marrow, and lung transplant patients are now living longer and immunosuppressive drugs are being used more frequently. Diabetes is rising in the US and around the world, offering its own unique brand of immune suppressed skin diseases. The skin may be the earliest sign of these conditions and be the organ showing the most profound, earliest, and treatment limiting side effects. Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised is the most comprehensive book on the topic available. It elucidates the signs of immune suppressed skin diseases to afford early diagnosis and management of this ever-increasing diverse group of illnesses. Organized for easy access, this book will be an essential resource for residents and fellows in dermatology and infectious diseases medical professionals.

Cancer Immunotherapy Meets Oncology - In Honor of Christoph Huber (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Cedrik Michael Britten, Sebastian... Cancer Immunotherapy Meets Oncology - In Honor of Christoph Huber (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Cedrik Michael Britten, Sebastian Kreiter, Mustafa Diken, Hans-Georg Rammensee
R3,492 R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Save R373 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a comprehensive update on the state of the art in cancer immunology, which has rapidly evolved from a field of clinical research into an established discipline of oncology. The key recent developments in immuno-oncology are all covered, from the ever-changing immunological and regulatory frameworks to the most promising therapeutic concepts. Themes include combination therapies and personalized medicine, as well as identification of biomarkers to guide the clinical development of new approaches and to pinpoint the optimal treatment for each patient. The book acknowledges the continuing dynamic nature of the field as reflected in the development of next-generation immunotherapies that are already in clinical testing.

"Cancer Immunotherapy Meets Oncology" is dedicated to the lifetime achievements of Christoph Huber, founder and chair of the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT). It is also a tribute to those researchers and clinicians who are striving to develop novel diagnostics and tailored immunotherapies for the benefit of cancer patients.

Thrive in Immunology (Paperback): Anne C. Cunningham Thrive in Immunology (Paperback)
Anne C. Cunningham
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. Each title encourages the reader to follow four steps to maximise their learning, with features to support this process. Step one: Review the facts The revision guides are designed to help learning be quick and effective: * Information is set out in bullet points, making it easy to digest * Clear, uncluttered illustrations illuminate what is said in the text * Key concept panels summarise the essential learning points Step two: Check your understanding Readers are encouraged to: * Complete the questions at the end of chapters and online multiple-choice questions to reinforce their learning * Use the online flashcard glossary to master the essential terms and phrases Step three: Take note of extra advice Revision tips, and hints for getting those precious extra marks in exams, are presented throughout. Step four: Go the extra mile Readers can explore the suggestions for further reading to take their understanding one step further. Each title in the series is tailored to maximise understanding and achievement, to ensure that the reader really can thrive in their studies. They are the perfect course companions for any bioscience degree. Online Resource Centre Each title is supplemented by an Online Resource Centre which includes a flashcard glossary to enable students to test their understanding of key terminology, and a bank of interactive MCQs to give students the opportunity to check they have fully understood the facts and concepts presented in the texts.

Immunology Made Ridiculously Simple (Paperback): Massoud Mahmoudi Immunology Made Ridiculously Simple (Paperback)
Massoud Mahmoudi
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A brief, clear overview of the basic science and clinical aspects of immunology, all in 85 pages. For medical students and other health professionals. The basic science section is a clear presentation of innate and adaptive immunity, immune cells, antibodies and antigens, and other components of the immune system and their interactions. The clinical section discusses hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, common diagnostic tests, vaccination, transplantation, and tumor immunology. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Another Person's Poison - A History of Food Allergy (Hardcover): Matthew Smith Another Person's Poison - A History of Food Allergy (Hardcover)
Matthew Smith
R701 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R144 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. To others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what is myth. Another Person's Poison parses the political, economic, cultural, and genuine health factors of a phenomenon that dominates our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. For most of the twentieth century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. 'This book traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Are rising allergy rates purely the result of effective lobbying and a booming industry built on self-diagnosis and expensive remedies? Or should physicians become more flexible in their approach to food allergies and more careful in their diagnoses? Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, this book is the first to engage fully with the history of a major modern affliction, illuminating society's troubled relationship with food, disease, nature, and the creation of medical knowledge.

Advances in Transplant Dermatology - Clinical and Practical Implications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Fiona Zwald, Marc D. Brown Advances in Transplant Dermatology - Clinical and Practical Implications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Fiona Zwald, Marc D. Brown
R3,742 R2,634 Discovery Miles 26 340 Save R1,108 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an informative update on scientific advances relating to transplant dermatology that may be applicable to clinical practice. Commentary is provided on the emerging role of viruses in transplant dermatology, the management of skin disease secondary to transplant medication, sunscreen use in transplant recipients, the role of revision of immunosuppression, and advances in photodynamic therapy. The latest staging and management criteria for high-risk squamous cell carcinoma and the implications for clinical practice are then analyzed. Finally, the management of other cutaneous malignancies is discussed, covering malignant melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and rarer tumors that also behave aggressively and require special consideration in solid organ transplant patients. Each particular advance is addressed in an individual chapter by leaders in the field. The book both expands current knowledge and complements previous textbooks on the subject.

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