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Human Info NGO
For the past 25 years, we have focused on providing non-profit information, data processing and dissemination services to UN and development organizations. Our goal is to empower UN agencies, governments, governmental agencies, and humanitarian and development organizations with best practices, know-how, technology, open-source software, open source websites, digital library and data-processing solutions.
A – IDRC Books Free Online
International Development Research Centre
The IDRC Digital Library is a repository containing outputs from projects funded by the International Development Research Centre. La Bibliothèque numérique du CRDI (BNC) est un dépôt qui présente les résultats de travaux de recherche financés par le Centre de recherches pour le développement international.
A New History of Vaccines for Infectious Diseases; Immunization – Chance and Necessity
Academic Press (2022)
A New History of Vaccines for Infectious Diseases: Immunization - Chance and Necessity covers the developments of vaccines and how they have obliterated many fatal diseases and infections over time. The book treads a neutral path but does not avoid discussion. As uncertainty in the outcome of vaccination can only be determined by experiment, the path to vaccine development has been scientifically complex because the immune system and the manner in which humans respond to infection is variable and complex. Finally, the book describes the risks and benefits of vaccines in a visibly objective manner.
Allergic and Immunologic Diseases; A Practical Guide to the Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management of Allergic and Immunologic Diseases
Academic Press (2023)
Allergic and Immunologic Diseases: A Practical Guide to the Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management of Allergic and Immunologic Diseases is a valuable resource for researchers and others involved in the day-to-day practice of allergy and immunology, with specific information, protocols and algorithms to guide their thinking. The book provides practical information and an explanation of why and how we do things, while also addressing the limitations of testing and treatment. Other sections focus on scientific based practices and the known pathophysiology of allergic and immunologic diseases, along with mechanisms of action in various treatment modalities.This book is unique in that it explains the rationale behind everything we do in allergy and immunology, hence it offers readers specific information on procedures and how to order tests and treat allergic and immunologic diseases.
Atlas of Dermatopathology: Synopsis and Atlas of Lever’s Histopathology of the Skin; 4th ed.
Wolters Kluwer Health (2021)
Offering a highly visual, systematic approach to diagnosing skin diseases, Atlas of Dermatopathology: Synopsis and Atlas of Lever's Histopathology of the Skin, 4th Edition, is an ideal reference tool or teaching aid for dermatopathologists, pathologists, dermatologists, and trainees. This unique atlas uses a pattern-based approach to differential diagnosis, clearly organized according to what is seen on a microscopic slide. More than 1600 high-quality images assist in the understanding of cutaneous reaction patterns and diagnosis.
Basic Life Science Methods; A Laboratory Manual for Students and Researchers
Academic Press (2023)
Basic Life Science Methods: A Laboratory Manual for Students and Researchers presents forty of the most executed life science assays. The authors use a consistent structure to cover the preparation, execution and analysis of data from each method. Assays include estimation of cholesterol fractions, C-Reactive Protein, Genomic DNA isolation, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, RT-PCR, DNA solution preparation, how to design primers, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). This book provides a complete reference containing step-by-step instructions on how to run life science assays.
Bioinformatics for Beginners; Genes, Genomes, Molecular Evolution, Databases and Analytical Tools
Academic Press (2014)
Bioinformatics for Beginners: Genes, Genomes, Molecular Evolution, Databases and Analytical Tools provides a coherent and friendly treatment of bioinformatics for any student or scientist within biology who has not routinely performed bioinformatic analysis.The book discusses the relevant principles needed to understand the theoretical underpinnings of bioinformatic analysis and demonstrates, with examples, targeted analysis using freely available web-based software and publicly available databases. Eschewing non-essential information, the work focuses on principles and hands-on analysis, also pointing to further study options.
Cancer; How Lifestyles May Impact Disease Development, Progression, and Treatment
Academic Press (2022)
Cancer: How Lifestyles May Impact Disease Development, Progression, and Treatment explores different processes that influence the efficacy of treatments and what lifestyle and behavioral modification options are available to patients to improve therapy responses, with a focus on addressing their strengths and weaknesses. The book discusses mechanisms by which particular lifestyles may affect cancer processes, including various aspects of immune functioning, inflammatory and energy-related processes, reactive oxygen species, hormonal and neurotransmitter mechanisms, the role of neurotrophins, and microbial effects. Considerable attention is devoted to the impact of psychosocial processes that indirectly affect disease occurrence, and to behavioral change methods.
Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology Primer of Molecular Biology in Cancer; 3rd ed.
Wolters Kluwer Health (2021)
Recent scientific advances have revolutionized cancer research and practice, creating a body of molecular biology information that is important to research scientists and clinical oncologists alike. Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology: Primer of the Molecular Biology of Cancer, 3rd Edition, keeps you up to date with all that's new in this rapidly changing field. Derived from DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology – widely regarded as the definitive clinical reference in oncology – the third edition of this popular Primer provides a single-volume, highly focused reference on every important frontier in the molecular biology of cancer.
Climate Change in Asia and Africa; Examining the Biophysical and Social Consequences, and Society’s Responses
This volume contains studies of the implications of changing climates in Asia and Africa, two regions containing the majority of Earth's population and many less developed countries. People of this region often lack the cushion of advanced technologies or economic safety nets that the West has come to expect. The region has significant resource-development challenges, particularly for food production. The consequences of changing climates for the natural and human environments in this region are different in their social and economic contexts.
Climate Change in the Anthropocene
Climate Change in the Anthropocene reviews current science on anthropogenic sources and projections for climatic change. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book covers this rapidly changing field, including the drivers of climate change, the physics and chemistry behind the science of climate change, paleoclimates, climate variables, a comparison of global warning of 1.5° vs 2°C and the impacts of these climatic changes both at a global and a U.S. regional level. Infographics throughout help to explain concepts in a visual way, providing users with a better understanding of climate change.
Comprehensive Pharmacology, Seven Volume Set is organized into twelve sections that explore therapeutic areas, with a total of 320 comprehensive articles and 6,800 pages of important findings. Sections contain highly detailed coverage of information that has been overseen by an editorial board made up of well-respected, field leading experts. The content in this book offers readers an in-depth and easily accessible reference work on every aspect of pharmacological research surrounding the pharmacology of all therapeutic applications of drugs, their mechanism of action and their therapeutic values.
Comprehensive Toxicology; 3rd ed
Comprehensive Toxicology, Third Edition, Fifteen Volume Set discusses chemical effects on biological systems, with a focus on understanding the mechanisms by which chemicals induce adverse health effects. Organized by organ system, this comprehensive reference work addresses the toxicological effects of chemicals on the immune system, the hematopoietic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, hepatic toxicology, renal toxicology, gastrointestinal toxicology, reproductive and endocrine toxicology, neuro and behavioral toxicology, developmental toxicology and carcinogenesis, also including critical sections that cover the general principles of toxicology, cellular and molecular toxicology, biotransformation and toxicology testing and evaluation.
Contemporary Medical Biotechnology
Academic Press (2022)
Contemporary Medical Biotechnology Research for Human Health discusses a range of currently available solutions required to defeat the ever-increasing human health challenges. The junction between biotechnology and biomedical/health sciences has led to several improvements in patients' treatment, diagnosis and well-being. The book discusses vital topics ranging from biofilms and UTI, mycobacterial infections, diabetes, aplastic anemia, oral cancer, and possible applications of nanoparticles. In addition, it discusses computer-aided drug design using natural products and new technologies to develop antibiotics. This is a valuable resource for biotechnology and biomedical researchers, bioinformaticians and members of health sciences interested in understanding recent technological developments.
Contemporary Research Methods in Pharmacy and Health Services
Academic Press (2022)
Emerging methods, as well as best practices in well-used methods, in pharmacy are of great benefit to researchers, graduate students, graduate programs, residents and fellows also in other health science areas.Researchers require a text to assist in the design of experiments to address seemingly age-old problems. New interventions are needed to improve medication adherence, patients' lived experiences in health care, provider-patient relationships, and even various facets of pharmacogenomics. Advances in systems re-engineering can optimize health care practitioners' roles.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreaks, Vaccination, Politics and Society: The Continuing Challenge
This books comprises of 24 chapters by experts from developed and developing countries. The book cover Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and England, USA, West Africa, and Zambia.
Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics. Volume 2
Royal Society of Chemistry (2021)
This second volume chronicles the later stages of the outbreak of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) and delineates the role of several disciplines in therapeutic and control measures highliting the response from specific coutries of note and efforts to repurpose and produce new therapeutics and vaccines. By addressing considerations of efficacy and safety of drugs and chemicals used to combat COVID-19, virtually in real-time, this book documents and highlights the advances in science and place the toxicology, pharmaceutical science, public health and medical community in a better position to advise in future epidemics.
COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses
Bristol University Press (2021)
Bringing together a range of experts across various sectors, this important volume explores some of the key issues that have arisen in the Global South with the COVID-19 pandemic. Situating the worldwide health crisis within broader processes of globalisation, the book investigates implications for development and gender, as well as the effects on migration, climate change and economic inequality.
Current Topics and Emerging issues in Malaria Elimination
Malaria is one of the most important tropical diseases in the history of the world. This vector-borne disease has been a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As such, this book provides updated information on epidemiological and public health research of malaria conducted in the last decade. Over four sections, chapters discuss such topics as diagnosis, epidemiology and surveillance, policy and prevention, and vector control and vaccines.
Dengue Fever in a One Health Perspective
Dengue Fever in a One Health Perspective underlines important aspects of dengue virus, the most prevalent and life-threatening arbovirus in the world. Over three sections, chapters cover such topics as biological and environmental aspects, physiopathology, molecular biology, diagnosis, and control strategies. The first section provides knowledge on basic aspects of dengue virus biology and its emergence and re-emergence associated to environmental changes. The second section includes two chapters on dengue immunopathology, a drawback in disease control and vaccine development. Finally, the third section examines molecular biology tools employed in dengue virus immunopathogenesis studies, diagnosis, drug design, and in the use of vectors as sentinels in surveillance and vector biology studies.
DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer; Principles & Practice of Oncology; 11th ed.
Wolter Kluwer Health (2020)
Principles & Practice of Oncology, 11th Edition keeps you up to date in this fast-changing field. Every quarter, your eBook will be updated with late-breaking developments in oncology, including new drugs, clinical trials, and more.
Emery and Rimoin’s principles and practice of medical genetics and genomics
Emery and Rimoin's Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Hematologic, Renal, and Immunologic Disorders, Seventh Edition thoroughly examines medical genetics and genomics as applied to hematologic, immunologic and endocrinologic disorders, with an emphasis on understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying these conditions, diagnostic approaches, and treatment methods. Here, genetic researchers, students and health professionals will find new and fully revised chapters on the genetics of red blood cell diseases, rhesus and other fetomaternal incompatibilities, immunodeficiency disorders, inherited complement deficiencies, celiac disease, and diabetes mellitus, as well as thyroid, parathyroid and gonad disorders, among other conditions.
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry; 3rd ed.
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Six Volume Set has always been characterized by its unique and comprehensive content. Since publication of the 2nd edition, many important discoveries have been made leading to novel concepts in several areas of biochemistry, and new technologies have advanced our understanding of key processes of life.
Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology; 2nd ed.
Academic Press (2020)
Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition, Four Volume Set provides a comprehensive and concise reference on all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology, including the organs in the gastrointestinal system, their functions in health and disease, and strategies or procedures to resolve or prevent problems and disease.
Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity
Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity, Four Volume Set provides new insights into the interactions between bacteria, fungi, parasites and their hosts. Specific areas of interest include host cellular and immune response to microbes, molecular mechanisms of action of beneficial microbes or host-associated microbial communities, microbial pathogenesis, virulence factors, experimental models of infection, host resistance or susceptibility, and the generation of innate and adaptive immune responses.
Encyclopedia of Microbiology; 4th ed.
Academic Press (2019)
Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Fourth Edition, Five Volume Set gathers both basic and applied dimensions in this dynamic field that includes virtually all environments on Earth. This range attracts a growing number of cross-disciplinary studies, which the encyclopedia makes available to readers from diverse educational backgrounds.
Encyclopedia of Mycology
Encyclopedia of Mycology, Two Volume Set provides a broad and multidisciplinary overview of a subject whose importance in an ecosystem is becoming more and more universally accepted with its close links to botany, microbiology, biotechnology and medicine. While there are many subject-specific works available on the topics presented, from a multidisciplinary point-of-view it is difficult to find a reliable and updated source such as this one. This work is unique in that it is a one-stop-shop on every topic area of this exciting field.
Encyclopedia of Virology; 4th ed.
Academic Press (2021)
Encyclopedia of Virology, Fourth Edition, Five Volume Set builds on the solid foundation laid by the previous editions, expanding its reach with new and timely topics. In five volumes, the work provides comprehensive coverage of the whole virosphere, making this a unique resource. Content explores viruses present in the environment and the pathogenic viruses of humans, animals, plants and microorganisms.
ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology
Academic Press (2022)
The ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology covers all aspects of enhanced recovery care for disciplines of general gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology and obstetrical surgery. Written by renowned experts in the field, chapters discuss foundational knowledge on ERAS and provide specific worked examples, ERAS order sets, and practical implementation tools. This book is an indispensable resource to researchers interested in ERAS, but it is also ideal for anesthesiologists, gynecologists and obstetricians interested in initiating an ERAS program.
Fields Virology; 7th ed. Volume 1: Emerging Viruses
Wolters Kluwer (2021)
Now in four convenient volumes, Fields Virology remains the most authoritative reference in this fast-changing field, providing definitive coverage of virology, including virus biology as well as replication and medical aspects of specific virus families. This volume of Fields Virology: Emerging Viruses, Seventh Edition covers recent changes in emerging viruses, providing new or extensively revised chapters that reflect these advances in this dynamic field.
Fields Virology; 7th ed. Volume 2: DNA Viruses
Wolters Kluwer (2022)
Now in four convenient volumes, Field's Virology remains the most authoritative reference in this fast-changing field, providing definitive coverage of virology, including virus biology as well as replication and medical aspects of specific virus families. This volume of Field's Virology: DNA Viruses, Seventh Edition covers the latest information on DNA viruses, how they cause disease, including cancer, how they persist in the body in a latent form, reactivate and spread, new therapeutics and vaccine approaches, as provided in new or extensively revised chapters that reflect these advances in this dynamic field.
Fields Virology; 7th ed. Volume 3: RNA Viruses
Wolters Kluwer (2023)
Now in four convenient volumes, Field's Virology remains the most authoritative reference in this fast-changing field, providing definitive coverage of virology, including virus biology as well as replication and medical aspects of specific virus families. This volume of Field's Virology: RNA Viruses, Seventh Edition covers the latest information on RNA viruses, how they cause disease, how they can cause epidemics and pandemics, new therapeutics and vaccine approaches, as provided in new or extensively revised chapters that reflect these advances in this dynamic field.
Foundations of Virology; 2nd ed.
F.A. Murphy (2022)
This revision has the usual additions and updatings of text and images, but also a new 10 page section on SARS-CoV-2/COVID written by Kay Holmes. It has been revised up to July of 2022, now with 626 pages and still with >2,000 images. As always, this is still a history of virology centered on discoverers and discoveries, inventors and inventions, and developers and technologies, with particular emphasis on the seminal initial discoveries that have become the foundation of today’s science. Now this extends to the ongoing pandemic virus/disease – a section that will need ongoing updating – but we shall worry about this mañana. The book still has a massive table of contents that serves as a rather comprehensive timeline; it is indexed and has a suggested additional reading list. The images are included at the highest resolution possible for online sharing, still best viewed on a large high-res monitor.
Global Public Health and Disease Control Sourcebook
Provides basic consumer information on global public health, infectious diseases that affect global public health, environmental pollutants that affect global public health, and precautions to control these global infections. Includes an index and a directory of organizations for additional help and information.
Handbook of Epigenetics; The New Molecular and Medical Genetics; 3rd ed
Academic Press (2022)
Handbook of Epigenetics: The New Molecular and Medical Genetics, Third Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of epigenetics, from basic biology to clinical application. This new edition has been fully revised to cover the latest and evolving topics in epigenetics, with chapters updated and new chapters added on topics such as single-cell epigenetics, DNA methylation clocks in age-related diseases, transposable elements and epigenetics, X chromosome inactivation, and the epigenetics of drug addiction, among other topics. Throughout this edition, greater emphasis falls on epigenomic analyses and incorporating multi-omics approaches rather than gene-specific analyses.
Healthcare as a Human Rights Issue: Normative Profile, Conflicts and Implementation
Transcript Verlag (2018)
This book deals with various facets of the human right to health: its normative profile as a universal right, current political and legal conflicts and contextualized implementation in different healthcare systems. The authors come from different countries and disciplines - law, political science, ethics, medicine etc. - and bring together a broad variety of academic and practical perspectives.
Healthcare as a Universal Human Right: Sustainability in Global Health
This important book outlines how, despite varying levels of global socio-economic development, governments around the world can guarantee their citizens'fundamental right to basic healthcare. Grounded in the philosophical position that healthcare is an essential element to human dignity, the book moves beyond this theoretical principle to offer policy-makers a basis for health policies based on public accountability and social responsiveness.
History of the World in 100 Pandemics, Plagues and Epidemics; From Prehistory to COVID-19
Pen & Sword History (2021)
This revelatory book charts and explains the impact and consequences of successive pandemics, plagues and epidemics on the course of world history – all through the lens of today's ongoing global experience of COVID 19. Ranging from prehistory to the present day, it first defines what constitutes a pandemic or epidemic then looks at 20 guilty diseases: including cholera, influenza, bubonic plague, leprosy, measles, smallpox, malaria, AIDS, MERS, SARS, Zika, Ebola and, of course, Covid-19. Some less well-known, but equally significant and deadly contagions such as Legionnaires'Disease, psittacosis, polio, the Sweat, and dancing plague, are also covered.
HIV InSite Knowledge Base
Laurence Peiperl & Paul Volberding
HIV InSite is offline temporarily while we clean house and move to more stable technology. We apologize to our regular users and promise to be back as soon as we are able. Honestly, we didn't plan to go offline, but our 15 year-old system finally crashed.
Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases; 10th ed
Elsevier Saunders (2020)
Although much has changed in the more than 60 years since the first edition was published, the current ninth edition of Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases (HTM9) retains its primary objective as a concise presentation of practical information on the essential clinical aspects of patient presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions found in the tropics.
Immunogenetics: A Molecular and Clinical Overview. Volume II: Clinical Applications of Immunogenetics
Academic Press (2022)
Clinical Applications of Immunogenetics: Immunogenetics: A Molecular and Clinical Overview, Volume II provides readers with an exclusive, updated overview of scientific knowledge, achievements and findings in the field of immunogenetics. In thirteen chapters, the book gives insights in new advancements and approaches in viral and autoimmune diseases. Specific chapters are dedicated to immunogenetic mechanisms in the treatment of immune disorders, cancer, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders.
Immunology; An Illustrated Outline; 6th ed.
CRC Press (2021)
Immunology: An Illustrated Outline is both a guide to the essential principles of immunology and a concise dictionary of immunological terms. The book can be used to consolidate understanding in preparation for course exams and medical licensing exams, or as a refresher when immunology is encountered in related life sciences, such as microbiology, virology, and zoology.
Infectious Tropical Diseases and One Health in Latin America
This book covers current aspects of important infectious diseases affecting human and animal health in Latin American countries. Readers are equipped with details on arthropod vectors as well as on neglected health problems. Diseases covered include Neglected Tropical Diseases such as Chagas Disease, schistosomiasis, tungiasis, myiasis and leishmaniasis, but also Zika and Chikungunya viral infections, plague and yellow fever. One focus is given on parasitic transmission routes.In addition, the authors describe current therapeutic options and sustainable control measures, considering both human and animal health. By highlighting options within the interdisciplinary One Health approach, they round off this work into a cutting-edge reference for diverse expert readers.
Insect Ecology; An Ecosystem Approach; 5th ed
Academic Press (2022)
Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, Fifth Edition provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge of the diversity of insect responses to environmental changes and their effects on ecosystem properties and services.Written by an expert in the field, this book addresses ways in which insect morphology, physiology and behavior tailor their adaptation to particular environmental conditions, how those adaptations affect their responses to environmental changes, and how their responses affect ecosystem properties and the ecosystem services on which humans depend for survival. This edition also addresses recent reports of global declines in insect abundance and how these declines could affect human interests.
International Encyclopedia of Public Health; 2nd ed
International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines.
Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics; 6th ed
Wolters Kluwer Health (2021)
Portable and easy to consult, The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a trusted on-the-spot reference for virtually any issue you'll encounter in obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and gynecologic oncology. The updated 6th Edition has been reorganized for quick reference, and contains thoroughly revised information culled from the collective expertise of residents and attending physicians at The Johns Hopkins University.
Lessons from COVID-19; Impact on Healthcare Systems and Technology
Academic Press (2022)
Lessons from COVID-19: Impact on Healthcare Systems and Technology uncovers the impact that COVID-19 has made on healthcare and technology industries. State-of-the-art case studies, empirical research, and new trends in technology-mediated solution are discussed to help inform and guide readers in understanding the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had across healthcare and technology industries. The book discusses challenges to identify vaccines, changes in legislation on clinical trials and re-purposing of licensed drugs, effects on primary healthcare, best practices adopted by different countries to control the pandemic, and different effects on patients within diverse age groups and comorbidities.
Managing Care: How Clinicians Can Lead Change and Transform Healthcare
Healthcare systems worldwide are swamped with demand, short of resources, and ill-equipped to respond to global health crises like COVID-19. This book is a guide for reforming healthcare delivery. The way we organize care matters, and the people best positioned to drive this are the clinicians who deliver care. The book offers a framework for transforming healthcare delivery that covers operational design, change management, long-term learning, and organizational environment. It describes the work of leading local operational change; identifies key decisions to be made, actions to be taken, and factors that must be taken into account; and gives clinicians the tools and perspectives they need to lead change.
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases; 9th ed
Elsevier Saunders (2020)
This handbook is an introduction to Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, also known as PPID, which is the detailed, authoritative reference book for the field.
Manual of Obstetrics; 9th ed
Wolters Kluwer Health (2021)
With coverage of all major aspects of obstetric care, Manual of Obstetrics, 9th Edition, is a practical point-of-care reference and review for medical students, ob/gyn residents, fellows, obstetricians, family medicine physicians, and advanced practice nurses. Fully updated from cover to cover, this bestselling manual covers prenatal care, labor and delivery, obstetric complications, medical complications of pregnancy, fetal assessment, fetal diagnosis and therapy, and neonatal care.
Mathematical Analysis of Infectious Diseases
Mathematical Analysis of Infectious Diseases updates on the mathematical and epidemiological analysis of infectious diseases. Epidemic mathematical modeling and analysis is important, not only to understand disease progression, but also to provide predictions about the evolution of disease. One of the main focuses of the book is the transmission dynamics of the infectious diseases like COVID-19 and the intervention strategies. It also discusses optimal control strategies like vaccination and plasma transfusion and their potential effectiveness on infections using compartmental and mathematical models in epidemiology like SI, SIR, SICA, and SEIR.
Medical Biochemistry; 2nd ed
Academic Press (2022)
This second edition of Medical Biochemistry is supported by more than 45 years of teaching experience, providing coverage of basic biochemical topics, including the structural, physical, and chemical properties of water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. In addition, the general aspects of thermodynamics, enzymes, bioenergetics, and metabolism are presented in straightforward and easy-to-comprehend language.
First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, The Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. As the Manual evolved, it continually expanded the reach and depth of its offerings to reflect the mission of providing the best medical information of the day to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers.
Metabolomics Perspectives; From Theory to Practical Application
Academic Press (2022)
Metabolomics Perspectives: From Theory to Practical Application is an expertly written volume, which provides a thorough description of the current state-of-the-art in the metabolomics field.The philosophy behind the book is to guide the reader in a step-by-step exploration of metabolomics experiments, ranging from sample preparation to data extraction, analysis and interpretation, and to discuss the main current applications and future perspectives of this emerging science.
Microbiome Under Changing Climate; Implications and Solutions
Woodhead Publishing (2022)
Microbiome Under Changing Climate: Implications and Solutions presents the latest biotechnological interventions for the judicious use of microbes to ensure optimal agricultural yield. Summarizing aspects of vulnerability, adaptation and amelioration of climate impact, this book provides an important resource for understanding microbes, plants and soil in pursuit of sustainable agriculture and improved food security. It emphasizes the interaction between climate and soil microbes and their potential role in promoting advanced sustainable agricultural solutions, focusing on current research designed to use beneficial microbes such as plant growth promoting microorganisms, fungi, endophytic microbes, and more.
Nanotechnological Applications in Virology
Academic Press (2022)
Nanotechnological Applications in Virology explores the use of nanoparticles-based technologies to fight against viruses, also discussing the use of nanoparticles in the preparation of nano masks and as sanitizing agents. The role of nanotechnology against HIV, Hepatitis, Influenza, Herpes, Ebola and Zika using rapid detection and diagnostic techniques is included, as is a brief description of SARS, MERS, the novel Coronavirus, and recent advancements in its treatment process. Other sections cover the formulation of novel nano-vaccines for the treatment and control of viral infections like HIV, Hepatitis and COVID-19. Included toxicological studies of nanoparticles provide readers with a brief overview on global scenarios regarding viral infections.
Nature of Pandemics
The ongoing COVID-19 disaster-and the universal realization of the inevitability of even worse pandemics in the future-has resulted in a wealth of books, scientific papers, and journalistic analyses of the politics, medicine, and human suffering. The Nature of Pandemics is not an outcrop of COVID-19 publication frenzy. Conceived in the period between the outbreaks of SARS and Ebola, the book addresses the critical, but commonly overlooked issues that limit readiness, recognition, and rapid response to emerging biodisasters. The book is unique in its approach to pandemics. It offers a holistic view of the nature of pandemics as a phenomenon, and of the challenges involved in mounting an organized, concerted response to a worldwide lethal bioevent.
New Clinical Genetics, 4th ed.: A Guide to Genomic Medicine
Scion Publishing (2021)
New Clinical Genetics continues to offer the most innovative case-based approach to investigation, diagnosis, and management in genomic medicine. New Clinical Genetics is used worldwide as a textbook for medical students, but also as an essential guide to the field for genetic counselors, physician assistants, clinical and nurse geneticists, and students studying healthcare courses allied to medicine. Readers love the integrated case-based approach which ties the science to real-life clinical scenarios to really aid understanding. Clinical genetics is a fast-moving field and there have been many advances in the few years since the previous edition was published. This 4th edition has been completely updated and revised to reflect new science, new techniques and new ways of thinking.
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging offers complete coverage of this exciting and key area of biomedicine, seamlessly fusing the science behind nuclear medicine with the clinical aspects of diagnostic imaging. Beginning with sections on the physics related to nuclear medicine, radiation biology/safety, and instrumentation/quality control, it then covers radiochemistry and the development of new radionuclide therapy/tracers, and basic techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The focus then shifts to the clinical aspects, with sections on clinical/preclinical nuclear imaging (structured via organ system such as gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, etc.), as well as other in vivo molecular imaging techniques such as optical imaging, digital image analysis (radiomics), as well as the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnostics.
One Health; Integrated Approach to 21st Century Challenges to Health
Academic Press (2022)
One Health: Challenges for the 21st Century is a transdisciplinary approach to health, considering the interdependency of human, animal, and environmental health. This approach to health promotion and disease prevention calls for integrative and interdisciplinary cooperation. From zoonotic diseases to environmental degradation, this book introduces core concepts of the One Health approach by presenting focal key challenges. The objective of this book is not centered solely on epidemiologic interactions of infectious diseases but also on the environmental and ecological implications of current major threats.
OnLine Textbook of Bacteriology
This textbook has evolved from online and live-in-person lectures presented in my bacteriology courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its contents are suitable for reading or presentation in courses or course modules concerning general microbiology and medical bacteriology at the college and advanced high school levels of education. As an electronic text, new material can be added, and current material can revised and updated. This is an inherent advantage of the web-based text over the tree-burner.
Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology; 2nd ed
Oxford University Press (2017)
Fully reviewed and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology maintains its position as the must-have guide to all aspects of infectious diseases and microbiology.
Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine; 5th ed
Oxford University Press (2021)
The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, fifth edition is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Comprehensive in scope, and concise in style, this portable guide ensures that you always have the vital information you need at your fingertips.
Paradox of the Immune System; Protection, Chronic Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, and Pandemics: The Enemy Within Us
Academic Press (2022)
The Paradox of the Immune System: Protection, Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease and Beyond provides a provocative approach to immunology as a "double-edged sword." While it is our greatest protector, it is also the cause of chronic inflammation that leads to autoimmune disease, cancer and infectious diseases like COVID-19. Sections cover the basic science of immunology and its intimate genetic associations, biomedical hypotheses asserting immunology as the basis of all human diseases, and elaborate on immunology as "the enemy within us."
Paul’s Fundamental Immunology; 8th ed.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2023)
Defining the field of immunology for 40 years, Paul's Fundamental Immunology continues to provide detailed, authoritative, up-to-date information that uniquely bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. The fully revised 8th edition maintains the excellence established by Dr. William E. Paul, who passed away in 2015, and is now under new editorial leadership of Drs. Martin F. Flajnik, Nevil J. Singh, and Steven M. Holland. It's an ideal reference and gold standard text for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, basic and clinical immunologists, microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, and any physician treating diseases in which immunologic mechanisms play a role.
Pharmacology Primer; Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery; 6th ed.
A Pharmacology Primer: Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery, Sixth Edition features the latest research surrounding the application of pharmacology in drug discovery in an effort to equip readers with a deeper understanding of complex and rapid changes in this field. Written by well-respected pharmacologist, Terry P. Kenakin, this primer is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in drug discovery. This edition has been reorganized for better flow and clarity and includes material on new technologies for screening (virtual, DNA encoded libraires, fragment-based) and a major section on phenotypic (target agnostic) screening for new leads and determination of drug targets.
Plagues, Pandemics and Viruses; from the Plague of Athens to Covid-19
Visible Ink Press (2020)
Pandemics can come in waves like tidal waves. They change societies. They disrupt life. They end lives. As far back as 3000 B.C.E. (the Bronze Age), plagues have stricken mankind. COVID-19 is just the latest example, but history shows that life continues. It shows that knowledge and social cooperation can save lives.
Smallpox and its eradication
F. Fenner, D.A. Henderson, I. Arita, Z. Jezek, I.D. Ladnyi / WHO
The definitive history of the worlds most triumphant achievement in medicine and public health. In 31 chapters, this monumental work recounts the history of one of humanity's worst diseases, moving from ancient times, through the discovery of vaccination, to the spectacular WHO-led campaign that finally vanquished the disease.
The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized tools for the delivery of the quality humanitarian response. National and international NGOs, United Nations agencies, and governmental authorities across the globe make use of its guidance when planning, delivering and evaluating humanitarian operations.
State of Food and Agriculture
FAO’s work in agrifood economics is based on economic research and policy analysis to support the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
State of the World’s Children
Each State of the World's Children (SOWC) examines a key issue affecting children. These have ranged from children with disabilities, conflict and war, child labour, urbanization, early childhood development, and much more, making it the most comprehensive analysis of global trends that impact children.
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health
Ronald E. LaPorte
SuperCourse(SC) is a repository of JIT lectures (COVID-19 for example) as well lectures and research methods materials on global health and other areas of science designed to improve the teaching of prevention worldwide and increase number of scientific publications. Supercourse has a network of about 2 million scientists in 174 countries (together with BA African Networks) who are sharing for free a library of more than 203,050 PowerPoint lectures in 38 languages
Textbook of Parasitic Zoonoses
This textbook, which is the first volume in the series Microbial Zoonoses, provides a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis, treatment and control of zoonotic parasitic diseases. The book is divided into two sections; the first section discusses the classification of parasitic zoonoses and includes general information on the diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, prevention, and control of parasitic zoonoses. It also describes the biological features of these organisms, host-parasite interactions, and the disease spectrum, as well as the importance of public health control measures, such as surveillance, and prophylactic measures in controlling these diseases.The second section explores the important zoonotic diseases caused by ectoparasites, protozoan and helminths parasites. It also reviews the life cycle, pathogenesis, pathology, immunology and clinical manifestations, modern diagnostic methods, treatment regimen, prevention, control, and epidemiology of these parasites.
Ultrasound for Primary Care
Wolters Kluwer Health (2021)
Master high-yield point-of-care ultrasound applications that are targeted specifically to answer questions that arise commonly in the outpatient clinic! Written for primary care providers in Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Ultrasound for Primary Care is a practical, easy-to-read guide. Learn to incorporate ultrasound to augment your physical exam for evaluation of thyroid nodules, enlarged lymph nodes, pericardial effusion, chronic kidney disease, and a host of musculoskeletal issues, and much more.
UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since the first cases of HIV were reported more than 35 years ago, 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Since it started operations in 1996, UNAIDS has led and inspired global, regional, national and local leadership, innovation and partnership to ultimately consign HIV to history.
Unequal Pandemic: COVID-19 and Health Inequalities
Policy Press (2021)
It has been claimed that we are 'all in it together'and that the COVID-19 virus 'does not discriminate'. This accessible, yet authoritative book dispels this myth of COVID-19 as an 'equal opportunity'disease, by showing how the pandemic is a syndemic of disease and inequality. Drawing on international data and accounts, it argues that the pandemic is unequal in three ways: it has killed unequally, been experienced unequally and will impoverish unequally. These inequalities are a political choice: with governments effectively choosing who lives and who dies, we need to learn from COVID-19 quickly to prevent growing inequality and to reduce health inequalities in the future. COVID-19 is an unequal pandemic.
Vaccinology and Methods in Vaccine Research
Academic Press (2022)
Vaccinology and Methods in Vaccine Research is a combination of cutting-edge methodologies, experimental approaches and literature reviews. The book covers all aspects of vaccine development, including basic immunology (focusing on the stimulation of adaptive immunity, which is required for vaccine efficacy), approaches to vaccine design and target validation, vaccine biomanufacturer and clinical development. Existing vaccinology resources are theoretical reference books, whereas this book provides a practical handbook for use in the research lab and classroom by those working in vaccinology and training others in the field.
Viral Infections and Antiviral Therapies
Academic Press (2022)
Viral Infections and Antiviral Therapies provides comprehensive coverage of viral infections and their transmission. Coverage includes antiviral agents, therapeutics, their mechanisms and treatment strategies. The book is organized into four sections, including an introduction to antiviral therapies, viral infections and their transmission, antiviral agents and therapeutics, and a market overview and future developments. The chapters in each section of the book discuss various key topics that are contributed to by an international group of leading experts.
Vitamins; Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health; 6th ed
The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health, Sixth Edition presents both overviews and in-depth discussions of the sources, chemistry, metabolism and functions of these essential nutrients in physiology and health. Sections cover perspectives (history of discovery, general properties and impacts), individual Vitamins (their respective chemistries, metabolism), and their dietary sources and global needs. In addition, the inclusion and interpretation of recent clinical research findings relevant to all vitamins, particularly vitamins A, D, E, K, C, thiamin, folate and vitamin B12 is included, along with an expanded discussion on single-carbon metabolism), implications to neuropathies, and more.
Washington Manual Gastroenterology Subspecialty Consult
Wolters Kluwer Health (2021)
Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual® Gastroenterology Subspecialty Consult, Fourth Edition, provides essential information on inpatient and outpatient management of common gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. This edition offers state-of-the-art content on disease pathophysiology, diagnostic tools, and management options. Ideal for residents, fellows, and practicing physicians who need quick access to current scientific and clinical information in gastroenterology, the manual is also useful as a first-line resource for internists and other primary care providers.
Water and Climate Change; Sustainable Development, Environmental and Policy Issues
Water and Climate Change: Sustainable Development, Politics and Social Issues focuses on climate change and global warming, sustainable development and social and political issues surrounding water. Throughout the book, global contributors provide an outlook on the possible future of the world if climate issues continue to increase. In this regard, readers will become fully aware of the dangers of climate change and global warming. To counterbalance, the book also provides an outlook to the possible future of the world if changes are made and emissions are reduced.
World Disasters Reports
IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (2022)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network. Our secretariat supports local Red Cross and Red Crescent action in more than 192 countries, bringing together almost 15 million volunteers for the good of humanity.
World Malaria Report 2022
World Health Organization (2022)
Each year, WHO's World malaria report offers in-depth information on the latest trends in malaria control and elimination at global, regional and country levels. The report highlights progress towards global targets and describes opportunities and challenges for curbing and eliminating the disease. This year's report includes 3 new sections on: (1) global and regional initiatives launched in 2021 and 2022; (2) global malaria surveillance and country-level case studies on surveillance systems assessments; and (3) research and development. The report also includes an expanded section on threats to malaria control, with a focus on the declining effectiveness of insecticide-treated mosquito nets.