“Advances in Prostate Cancer” is an addition to the InTech collection of three previous
books about prostate cancer and aims at providing a comprehensive overview of specific
aspects of the latest research and current knowledge relating to this tumor entity to
scientists and clinicians. For this purpose a series of research articles, clinical investigations
and reviews that deal with a wide range of relevant aspects pertinent to the epidemiology,
diagnosis, patient care, treatment and basic biology of prostate cancer were included.
Movement disorders represent major causes of neurological disability and
eventual mortality affecting millions of people across the globe. From
Parkinson’s disease to spasticity, these neurological disorders devastate
young and old worldwide. While progress continues to be made toward
effective treatment, many limitations remain.
The combination of the limitation of medical therapy and surgical
technological advances have, however, led to an exponential growth in functional
neurosurgery in the last 5 years.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Recent advances in dermatology" presents the following contents: Psoriatic arthritis, mucocutaneous manifestations of HIV/AIDS, the newer biological agents in the treatment of psoriasis, recent advances in the surgical treatment of vitiligo, chemical peeling - current status,...
A specialist in obstetrics/gynecology is a physician with special education and expertise in the
field of women’s' health and reproduction. He/she has the appropriate medical, surgical and
obstetrical knowledge and skills for the prevention, diagnosis and management of a broad range
of conditions affecting women's reproductive and gynecological health. As well as providing
clinical care and education in normal and complicated obstetrics and gynecology, he/she may
contribute significantly to research.
Since this book was first published in 1993, the Advanced Paediatric Life Support
(APLS) concept and courses have gone a great way towards their aim of bringing simple
guidelines for the management of ill and injured children to front-line doctors and
Over the years an increasing number of experts have contributed to the work and we
extend our thanks both to them and also to our instructors who unceasingly provide
helpful feedback.The Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course is now well established
in several countries outside the United Kingdom.
We are very pleased to provide you with this book dealing with abdominal surgery.
The chapters in this book are written by surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists and
oncologists from different hospitals in Tunisia, Turkey, Denmark, Spain and Italy.
Together with basic surgical principles, the unique local experiences and perspectives
The prognosis for individuals with liver cancer is frequently poor. Cancers include those which have metastasized to the liver from elsewhere, reflecting advanced stage disease where cure is rarely possible. Similarly, primary liver cancer frequently complicates chronic liver disease, which further limits therapeutic options. Despite these dismal facts, there are signs that change is imminent. Not only have imaging modalities and surgical techniques improved, but preventive strategies and medical therapies show promise.
The field of movement disorders is relatively broad, encompassing disorders of increased
movement, such as tremors, dystonia, and tics, to disorders characterized by a
paucity of movement, such as Parkinson’s disease. Our understanding of the pathogenic
mechanisms and our treatment options are expanding at a rapid pace. This expansion
ranges from the medical and surgical advances in treating Parkinson’s disease to the flood
of genetic abnormalities that have now been found to cause various movement disorders.
Minimally Invasive Surgery represents the future of many types of medical interventions such
as keyhole neurosurgey or transluminal endoscopic surgery. These procedures involve insertion
of surgical instruments such as needles and endoscopes into human body through small
incision/ body cavity for biopsy and drug delivery.
Great advances have been performed in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of these
diseases but the search of specific protective or risk biomarkers is an unsolved field.
Since completion of the human genome project a rapid progress in genetics and
bioinformatics have enabled the development of multiple tools as well as a large public
databases, which include genetic and genomic data linked to clinical health data.
The new millennium has seen the birth of a new perspective that conflates research in solid-state physics, biological science as well
as materials engineering. The perspective is one that recognizes that
future new advances in all these areas will be based on a fundamental
understanding of the atomic and molecular infrastructure of
materials that has resulted from two centuries of chemistry. Major
advances will be achieved when the novel behavior, in particular the
quantum mechanical behavior, that nanoscale structures possess, can
be controlled and harnessed....
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined since the beginning of civilization.
Early humans learned to raise animals for food as well as to live alongside them as companions.
Humans and animals develop strong interactions and lasting bonds to their
mutual benefit. It is because of our close ties with animals that many people have mixed feelings
about the use of animals in biomedical research—even scientists. In an ideal world, scientists would
never need to use animals as research subjects.
However, credit risk of trade intermediaries, i.e. power traders, not being
backed with as large tangible assets as energy generators, and earning a
competitive profit margin on energy trade, might be considered as a category of
players needing to model their credit risks at a most advanced level by
replicating the already mature financial companies’ expertise.
The present study addresses the above underlined issues in a more detail while
having a particular focus on credit risk issues in the energy sector.
At the time of writing, many of the larger retailers are re-engineering their
business processes, and they also re-consider their organisation. Due to
improvements in infrastructure and logistics (e.g. the just in time principle) as well
as information technology advances (e.g. through Electronic Data Interchange;
EDI), many retailers are currently centralising their sourcing policies. Table 10
shows recent developments in this respect, while table 11 gives an outlook on
current trends and the expected evolution....
This book has brought the experts in the field of the arthroscopy who have written the chap‐
ters concerning various regions vizTemporomandibular joint, Shoulder, Wrist, Lumbar
Spine, Knee, Ankle, and the Subtalar Joint. The focus has been on delivering key surgical
points that will help ensure that learning is seamless. There is vast literature on knee arthro‐
scopy but the information on arthroscopic procedures of other region and I hope that this
book will in the lacunae....
In 2010, an estimated 16 million operative procedures were performed in the United States.1 A recent prevalence study found that SSIs were the most common healthcare-associated infection, accounting for 31% of all HAIs among hospitalized patients.2 NHSN data for 2006-2008 (16,147 SSIs following 849,659 operative procedures) showed an overall SSI rate of 1.9%.
Transurethral biopsy of the prostate was another approach that had been described but
unlike the previous method described it required a general anaesthetic and a period of
hospitalization. Denton et al. held that an extensive transurethral prostatectomy would
nearly always confirm the diagnosis (Denton et al., 1967) and Grabstald commented that this
transurethral biopsy might be useful in advanced tumours (Grabstald, 1965b).