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La triturazione dei farmaci (Italian Edition)
by , Ermellina Zanetti

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Italian

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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<b>Tutto per la pratica quotidiana</b><br />Spesso, specie nell’anziano si ricorre alla triturazione delle compresse in terapia: è lecito farlo? Quali sono i rischi per il paziente? Ci sono rischi per l’operatore sanitario? In quali casi conviene ricorrere alla triturazione? Ci sono farmaci che non vanno mai triturati? Come fare se il paziente non è in grado di deglutire una compressa? Le risposte a queste e altre domande per la pratica quotidiana
Current Advances in Drug Delivery Through Fast Dissolving/Disinte...
by Vikas Anand Saharan

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Dosage Forms (FDDFs) have been commercially available since the late 1990s. FDDFs were initially available as orodispersible tablets, and later, as orodipsersible films for treating specific populations (pediatrics, geriatrics, and psychiatric patients). Granules, pellets and mini tablets are among latest additions to these dosage forms, which are still in the development pipeline. As drug delivery systems, FDDFs enable quicker onset of action, immediate drug delivery, and sometimes offer bioavailability benefits due to buccal/sublingual absorption. With time, FDDF have evolved to deliver drugs in a sustained and controlled manner. Their current market and application is increasing in demands with advances in age adapted dosage forms for different patients and changing regulatory requirements that warrant mandatory assessments of new drugs and drug products before commercial availability.<br /> <br />This book presents detailed information about FDDFs from their inception to recent developments. Readers will learn about the technical details of various FDDF manufacturing methods, formulation aspects, evaluation and methods to conduct clinical studies. The authors also give examples of marketed fast disintegrating/dissolving drug products in US, Europe, Japan, and India. This reference is ideal for pharmacology students at all levels seeking information about this specific form of drug delivery and formulation.
Histamine and Histamine Receptors in Health and Disease (Handbook...
by Springer

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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This ​book provides a comprehensive overview on current histamine and histamine receptor research in context of human health and disease and reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field. While the editors realize that it is almost impossible to cover the field completely within the constraints of a single HEP volume, nonetheless, all important aspects will be covered in one way or the other. An overarching introductory chapter will link the individual chapters and provide an overview on the field. This chapter will also link the book to the previous HEP volume on histamine receptors and the recent HEP volume on the pharmacology of itch. Great attention will be paid to complementation of existing literature while avoiding undue duplication. The book will cover new methods for analysis of histamine and histamine metabolites, development of methods for histamine receptor analysis, signal transduction, histamine release, regulation of immune cells by histamine, histamine metabolism and associated diseases, regulation of major organ systems by histamine and development of new drugs and experimental tools for the study of histamine receptors.
Small Animal Imaging: Basics and Practical Guide
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

875

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>This textbook is a practical guide to the use of small animal imaging in preclinical research that will assist in the choice of imaging modality and contrast agent and in study design, experimental setup, and data evaluation. All established imaging modalities are discussed in detail, with the assistance of numerous informative illustrations. While the focus of the new edition remains on practical basics, it has been updated to encompass a variety of emerging imaging modalities, methods, and applications. Additional useful hints are also supplied on the installation of a small animal unit, study planning, animal handling, and cost-effective performance of small animal imaging. Cross-calibration methods and data postprocessing are considered in depth. This new edition of <i>Small Animal Imaging</i> will be an invaluable aid for researchers, students, and technicians involved in research into and applications of small animal imaging.</p>
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR Books </p><br /><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger</em></p><br /><p>The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern...
by William Rosen

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English

Pages

365

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>For fans of <i>Microbe Hunters</i>: The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.<br /><br /></b>As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections.<br /><br />     William Rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. He explains why, given the complex nature of bacteria—and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms—the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, systematic, trial-and-error experimentation. Organizing that research needs large, well-funded organizations and businesses, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, was born.<br /><br />     Timely, engrossing, and eye-opening, <i>Miracle Cure</i> is a must-read science narrative—a drama of enormous range, combining science, technology, politics, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity’s relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago.
Cannabis Oil: What's The Fuss About Cannabis Oil and CBD? (Cannab...
by James Pedersen

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English

Pages

30

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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<h2>Start learning how amazing Cannabis Oil truly is today! </h2><br /><br />You probably know that different parts of marijuana such as the leaves, seeds, and flowers can be dried and smoked as joints or eaten as brownies. However, do you know that the same marijuana parts especially the seed contains oil that when extracted, has many uses? <br />You have also heard that cannabis/cannabis oil is bad for you and if you use it, you will go insane. Is there any truth to this claim? Is use of cannabis/cannabis oil something you need to be wary of? <b> This guide will delve into such questions and reveal something you may not know about cannabis and cannabis oil.</b><br /><br /><h2> Here Is a Peek At What You'll Learn </h2><br /><br /><ul><br /> <li>What Is Cannabis Oil?li><br /> </li><li>The Best Marijuana Strains That Produce High Quality Cannabis Oil</li><br /> <li>Factors To Consider When Choosing Cannabis Oil</li><br /> <li>What Is The Fuss About Cannabis Oil</li><br /> <li>Important Points To Remember When Using Cannabis Oil</li><br /></ul><br />
Don't Eat This If You're Taking That: The Hidden Risks of Mixing ...
by , John Fernstrom

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<div><B>NBC <I>Today</I> show nutrition and diet guru Madelyn Fernstrom and award-winning neuroscientist and pharmacologist John Fernstrom —partnering with AARP— present the ultimate guide to food and medicine interaction.</B><BR><BR>Millions of Americans take prescription drugs to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or other conditions. But beware: The foods you eat and the medications you take could be working against each other.<BR><BR><I>Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That</I> takes the mystery out of food and medication interactions. This easy-to-use guide details foods that can interfere with the action of the medication—whether taken for the short or long term. In this book, readers can easily find a medication, see what foods to avoid, and make smart swaps.<BR><BR>We all believe a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products is part of healthy eating—right? Not always. Dr. Fernstrom explains exactly what foods to avoid when and why. For instance,<BR><BR>If you’re taking cholesterol medicine, you should cut out—or cut down on—grapefruit.<BR>On a blood thinner? Avoid dark green veggies.<BR>If you’re on thyroid medication, nix the soy.<BR>And more small diet changes with big health payoffs!<BR>As an added bonus, each chapter offers a “Dietary Supplements Alert” box, providing the most up-to-date information on interactions with vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.<br /><BR>With this concise, scientifically based guide, consumers can easily personalize their eating plan to work with, not against, their medications.</div>
The Ghost Pattern: A Thriller
by Leslie Wolfe

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

December 07, 2015

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<h2><i> MEDICAL TERRORISM THRILLER </i></h2><br /> It’s the new age of terrorism, where enemy interests employ the use of modern tools, weapons, tactics, and theories to achieve goals that have destructive, bone-chilling, and disturbing physical and emotional effects. Today’s terrorists are tech-savvy, manipulative, powerful, well-funded, and supported by entire networks of global experts. <br /><br /><b> A Scottish offshore drilling platform in the North Sea becomes unresponsive to all communication attempts. <br /><br /> In Moscow, the Russian president and his top advisors seek the best, fastest strategies to defeat and ruin the United States. More recently, that includes government-sanctioned terrorism.<br /><br /> A commercial flight, carrying 423 passengers and 18 crew from Tokyo to San Francisco, disappears in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Why?<br /><br /></b><h2>In the new age of terrorism, nothing is what it seems.<br />No one is safe. <br />There's no willpower, no intelligence, and no spirit that won't succumb to the right mix of drugs.<br /><br /></h2>A captivating and unsettling page-turner, <b><i>The Ghost Pattern</i></b> explores a new dimension of terrorism, one that happens around the world on a daily basis without making any headlines. Or without making the right headlines. What’s really going on behind the scenes? <br /><br /> Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of <b><i>The Ghost Pattern.</i></b> She embarks on a breathtaking expedition to stop a brilliant terrorist in his tracks. Risking her life and challenging everyone’s beliefs, she is relentless to find the truth and the man who threatens the core of human existence. <br /><br />Join Alex on an explosive mission as she ventures behind enemy lines in a heart-stopping race against time and against all odds, in this fast-paced, riveting medical terrorism thriller. <br /><br /> Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann. <br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Leslie Wolfe</i></b><br />“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” - Lucas McWilliams<br />“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages...” - Kirkus Reviews<br />“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” - Dennis Waller<br /><br /><b>Readers and Critics Talking About Alex Hoffman Series Book Three, <i>The Backup Asset:</i></b> <br />-- “I wanted to simultaneously hug and hit Ms. Wolfe when she first set up (all unbeknownst to this reader) and then teased us with a clue to her next book. I, for one, don't want to wait.”<br />-- “A frenetic rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns that only slows down to give the reader a chance to swallow the reasoning behind the antagonists’ justifications for their treachery.” <br />-- “If you are a fan of Jack Ryan or Jason Bourne you will absolutely love this.”<br />-- “Wow! Roller coaster ride of espionage, cold (and not so cold!) war and the hard work to combat the threat to the U.S.”<br />-- “A techno-thriller chock-full of suspense, action, and espionage.” <br />-- “Wow! What can I say? This novel blew me away!”<br />-- “This is a wonderful work of fiction, and I cannot wait to read more.”<br />
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick S...
by , Jamie Wheal

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p>It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. </p><p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. </p><p>Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a <em>trillion</em> dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.</p>

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