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Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s edited collections and monographs present leading research in medicine across key topics, including the history of medicine, medical ethics, and clinical practice and surgery. Combined, this diverse collection of books will be of interest to healthcare professionals and medical students, as well as researchers in the humanities. 

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Skin Care for Cold Weather

The condition of our skin often changes with the seasons. In fact, it changes throughout our lives, responding to our health, our skincare, our lifestyle and our surroundings. Our skin often deteriorates during cold weather, and this book explores why this happens and what we can do about it.This book connects our skin with our lif...

The Psychology of Pandemics

Pandemics are large-scale epidemics that spread throughout world. Virologists predict that the next pandemic could occur in the coming years, probably from some form of influenza, with potentially devastating consequences. Vaccinations, if available, and behavioral methods are vital for stemming the spread of infection. However, re...

Tuberculosis and Co-infection with HIV-AIDS

This book deals with Tuberculosis in exhaustive detail. It incorporates the most recent research on the disease, and is divided into different sections highlighting the chronological history of its development, global spread, the current scenario in India with regards to the disease, seasonality, co-infection with HIV-AIDS, and the novel combinatorial-therapy with special reference to underprivileged and tribal populations.Avoiding lengthy and irrelevant descriptions, it will help the reader, particularly students, to grasp the facts. The book is supplemented with figures and ray diagrams to allow full visualisation of the concepts discussed.

A Sleep Guide for the Mature Adult

Having trouble getting your dreamed-of sleep after you retired? No longer able to stay awake after 8PM? Now that you have time on your hands, why can’t you sleep at night? This book provides answers to these questions and more, offering necessary information and advice. As we change with age, sleep also changes. Why not encourage i...

Agility in Sport

This book introduces a new view of agility theory, given recent serious discussion concerning the methods of open-loop skills improvement. It offers experimental research results and theoretical knowledge on both reactive and running types of agility. The book also details a number of agility training methods and exercises....

Eco-Neurobiology, and How the Environment Shapes Our Brains

Eco-neurobiology is a field of neuroscience that investigates how environmental factors impact the brain through development and aging. This book takes the reader on a journey through the most recent findings in this field, covering how non-genetic factors influence our brain and may contribute to the development of disorders, as well as the everyday function of our minds. The things we eat, the stressfulness of our lives, and traumatic events all have effects on our brains that we are just beginning to understand.

Fluid Physiology

This book is essential reading for medical or veterinary practitioners who need to understand the new fluid physiology and to apply it to the safe care of patients. The Starling principle is one of medicine’s most important concepts and originates from Ernest Starling’s laboratory research 120 years ago. However, inappropriate fluid therapy is now recognised as harming and even killing thousands of patients every year. In 2004, a landmark study was published which confirmed the hypotheses put forward by Sheldon Weinbaum and Charles Michel, among other physiologists, that, in most tissues and in most situations, capillaries filter fluid to the interstitium, but do not reabsorb it. This book draws together for the first time the evolving science of the steady-state Starling principle and the clinical evidence that reveals its applicability to safer patient care. It is a thorough re-appraisal of the basics of fluid therapy. The mantra of colloid boluses for plasma volume resuscitation and colloid-free isotonic salt solution for extracellular fluid volume does not explain observations from blinded clinical trials, and the expectation of benefit for resuscitation with colloids, particularly in respect of oedema, has not materialised. Now that there is consensus that colloid volume therapy should not be used in critically-ill patients, there is a pressing need for a new paradigm for fluid therapy. This book proposes an improved paradigm that takes into consideration the Starling principle, which has been neglected by clinicians and revised by physiologists in recent years. It retires the view of colloids as preferred plasma substitutes, and focuses instead on the central volume of distribution of an infused fluid, its rate of distribution to a peripheral volume, and its rate of excretion. In short, it emphasises volume kinetics.
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