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La aventura de la Anestesia: Sus comienzos en el mundo y en Espa...
by Alberto Lancina

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Spanish

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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El dolor siempre ha estado presente y ha sido uno de los motivos de sufrimiento más importantes en el hombre. Desde los albores de la historia se buscaron distintos remedios para conseguir su control. A pesar del progreso del conocimiento médico, la implantación de la cirugía estaba ralentizada por el rechazo que provocaba el intenso dolor que experimentaban los enfermos durante las intervenciones. <br /><br />Los avances producidos en la química y la biología al comienzo del siglo XIX hicieron posible el desarrollo de la anestesia quirúrgica, siendo descubiertos los primeros gases anestésicos a mitad de esa centuria. En tres ciudades se dio una especial actividad investigadora que llevó a la realización de los primeros ensayos con anestesia inhalatoria. William Morton, en Boston, obtiene buenos resultados con el éter en 1846. Solamente un año más tarde, James Simpson, en Edimburgo, introduce el cloroformo, y, a partir de 1863, Gardner Colton, en Nueva York, comienza a usar el óxido nitroso. <br /><br />En España se tuvo una pronta noticia de estas primeras experiencias y surgió un gran interés por su inmediata puesta en práctica. Aunque se comenzaron a ensayar los gases anestésicos en varias ciudades españolas, casi de forma simultánea, cabe destacar la actividad y el impulso especial desarrollado en Madrid, Barcelona y Santiago de Compostela.<br /><br />Desde estos ensayos iniciales se ha venido produciendo una continua progresión de la técnica anestésica con el descubrimiento de nuevos agentes más eficaces y más seguros y de nuevas formas de administración de los anestésicos por vía intravenosa, regional y local que posibilitaban un procedimiento menos invasivo.<br /><br />La contribución española a los avances de anestesia fueron discretos, aunque caben destacar algunas innovadoras aportaciones. Fidel Pagés propone la anestesia regional epidural en 1921. José Goyanes utiliza la vía intraarterial, en el año 1932, para anestesia regional. Jaume Raventós en 1956 da a conocer, junto a Charles Suckling, el halotano, un nuevo gas halogenado para uso anestésico.<br /><br />La introducción de la anestesia constituyó, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los hitos más trascendentales en la historia de la medicina ya que permitió un avance espectacular de la cirugía y contribuyó a mejorar las expectativas de curación de muchas enfermedades y la mejora del bienestar de la humanidad.<br />
The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Figh...
by Amy Berger

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach<br /><br />A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new “blockbuster” drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a death sentence.<br /><br />However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer’s Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer’s disease at its roots. Berger’s research shows that Alzheimer’s results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes.<br /><br />This is a revolutionary approach—one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer’s patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most—until now.<br /><br />In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer’s has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don’t address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer’s, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer’s may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet.<br /><br />The Alzheimer’s Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don’t have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta,...
by Amy Kaler

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 08, 2017

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<P>Reproduction<B> </B>is the most emotionally complicated human activity. It transforms lives but it also creates fears and anxieties about women whose childbearing doesn’t conform to the norm.</P> <P><I>Baby Trouble in the Last Best West </I>explores the ways that women’s childbearing became understood as a social problem in early twentieth-century Alberta. Kaler utilizes censuses, newspaper reports, social work case files, and personal letters to illuminate the ordeals that women, men, and babies were subjected to as Albertans debated childbearing. Through the lens of reproduction, Kaler offers a vivid and engaging analysis of how colonialism, racism, nationalism, medicalization, and evolving gender politics contributed to Alberta’s imaginative economy of reproduction. Kaler investigates five different episodes of "baby trouble": the emergence of obstetrics as a political issue, the drive for eugenic sterilization, unmarried childbearing and "rescue homes" for unmarried mothers, state-sponsored allowances for single mothers, and high infant mortality. <I>Baby Trouble in the Last Best West </I>will transport the reader to the turmoil of Alberta’s early years while examining the complexity of settler society-building and gender struggles.</P>
Optogenetics: From Neuronal Function to Mapping and Disease Biolo...
by Cambridge University Press

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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Discovered little more than a decade ago, optogenetics - a revolutionary technique combining genetic and optical methods to observe and control the function of neurons - is now a widely used research tool. Optogenetics-driven research has led to insights into Parkinson's disease and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. With contributions from leaders and innovators from both academia and industry, this volume explores the discovery and application of optogenetics, from the basic science to its potential clinical use. Chapters cover a range of optogenetics applications, including for brain circuits, plasticity, memory, learning, sleep, vision and neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Providing authoritative coverage of the huge potential that optogenetics research carries, this is an ideal resource for researchers and graduate students, as well as for those working in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and in a clinical setting.
Cocina verde (Spanish Edition)
by Rodrigo de la Calle

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Spanish

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Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<p>«Hay multitud de variedades de verduras, hortalizas, raíces, hojas, flores, frutos, frutas y semillas. Y cada cual con su sabor, textura, frescura y temporalidad. Por eso he escrito este libro: para daros las claves para disfrutar de la gran variedad de vegetales que existe y que podáis variar constantemente en función de la temporalidad, con recetas para comer cada día y ser así un poquito más verdes.</p><br /><p>Si os gustan las verduras, este libro os aclarará algunas cosas y, sobre todo, os dará ideas de cómo rizar el rizo de posibilidades de elaboración. Seguro que despertará vuestro espíritu creativo y os llevará por este mundo de la cocina verde que tiene tanto que aportarnos a todos.</p><br /><p>Y si no os gustan las verduras o solo las coméis por dietas y por intentar comer más sano, espero que cambiéis de opinión después de leer estas páginas. Y es que nunca me canso de repetir esta frase: a todo el mundo le gusta la verdura, pero aún no lo sabe». Rodrigo de la Calle</p>
Paleo Diet: Paleo Instant Pot Cookbook: Quick and Easy Paleo Inst...
by James Houck

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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<h2>Paleo Diet: Paleo Instant Pot Cookbook</h2><br /><br /><b>Instant Pot is a diverse cooker that can be used as an electric strain cooker, measured cooker, steamer, rice cooker, and boiling pot. It's a sole electrical device that does the work of seven diverse kitchen machines or utensils.</b><br />Recently, we are becoming more health conscious and prefer to have healthy meals rather than junk foods or rich foods. For that, you can easily prepare Paleo recipes which are full of nutrition for you and your family. <br /><br />As Instant Pot uses both pressure and heat to cook your food, it makes it one of the fastest cooking methods as compared to any traditional method. Believe it or not, it can cut down your cooking time to half and it can accumulate 70% on your liveliness charge! Moreover, keeping in mind about your diet, you can easily cook Paleo diet recipes with it in a short time.<br /><br />Instant Pot not just saves your cash and time but also helps you to reduce weight. Combine this with the Paleo meals, and you get a healthy, fit lifestyle that you will never get tired of.<br /><br />This book will provide you a brief introduction to Instant Pot Paleo Diet and why it’s the best modern way to cook delicious meals. Moreover, if you are a latest Instant Pot customer, this book will emphasize the top 10 mistakes that a new user generally makes and how you can avoid them. Additionally, you will find pros and cons of Paleo diet meals along with its health benefits and tips. <br /><br />And, most importantly, you will receive a cookbook with delicious, healthy, and easy to cook breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner recipes.<br /><br /><b>Download your copy today!</b><br /><br />Tags: (Paleo Diet, Instant Pot, Weight Loss)
Instant POT Cookbook: The Ultimate Pressure Cooker Guide With Fas...
by , Healthy Life

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English

Pages

181

Publication Date

March 11, 2017

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<h2>You don’t have to spend a significant amount of time when preparing a tasty and healthy meal.</h2><br /><br /><br />Instant Pot Pressure Cooker allows you to make healthier meals in half the time it takes to prepare the same meal using a regular cooker. Instant Pot can function as a Crock Pot, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan and pressure cooker, you named it. Owning this piece of technology will add efficiency to your cooking process; however, it is your knowledge of Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes that turns an Instant Pot into a tool that only produces tasty meals. In this comprehensive guide on Instant Pot and Instant Pot recipes, you will learn everything about this fascinating machinery including its features, origin, functions, and how to effectively operate it.<br /><br /><br />This book provides a thorough information on how to operate and prepare Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for the everyday home. Especially busy families<br /><br /><br />There are over 200 delicious meal recipes in this book that made you cook like a PRO and as little as 10 minutes:<br /><br /><br />•Breakfast Recipes<br /><br /><br />•Fish and Seafood Recipes<br /><br /><br />•Vegetarian Recipes<br /><br /><br />•Dessert Recipes<br /><br /><br />•Snack Recipes<br /><br /><br />•Soups & Stews<br /><br /><br />The recipes are easy to follow and can be used by anyone regardless of their background. <br />Whether you want to make some oatmeal for breakfast, or your family is hungry for a spaghetti dinner, you will find the recipes you need in our Instant Pot cookbook. <br /><br /><h2>Download Instant Pot Cookbook today, and start enjoying the healthier food with less effort NOW!</h2>
Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital (The Culture a...
by Mark de Rond

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<p><em>Doctors at War </em>is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. Mark de Rond tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting detail, bringing to life a morally ambiguous world in which good people face impossible choices and in which routines designed to normalize experience have the unintended effect of highlighting war's absurdity. With stories that are at once comical and tragic, de Rond captures the surreal experience of being a doctor at war. He lifts the cover on a world rarely ever seen, let alone written about, and provides a poignant counterpoint to the archetypical, adrenaline-packed, macho tale of what it is like to go to war.</p><br /><p>Here the crude and visceral coexist with the tender and affectionate. The author tells of well-meaning soldiers at hospital reception, there to deliver a pair of legs in the belief that these can be reattached to their comrade, now in mid-surgery; of midsummer Christmas parties and pancake breakfasts and late-night sauna sessions; of interpersonal rivalries and banter; of caring too little or too much; of tenderness and compassion fatigue; of hell and redemption; of heroism and of playing God. While many good firsthand accounts of war by frontline soldiers exist, this is one of the first books ever to bring to life the experience of the surgical teams tasked with mending what war destroys.</p>
The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a He...
by , Elyse Resch

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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<DIV><P><B>Do you use food to comfort yourself during stressful times? <I>The Intuitive Eating Workbook</I> offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a <I>healthy</I> relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body.</B></P><P>Have you tried fad diet after fad diet, only to gain weight back? Maybe you’ve tried the protein diet only to move on to vegetables only? Raw almonds and coconut water every forty-five minutes instead of big meals? Or perhaps you’ve tried counting calories, but the numbers on the scale <I>still</I> don’t add up. If you are ready to throw in your hat and give up on dieting for good, take heart. You can enjoy food again—you just need to pay attention to your body’s natural hunger cues. Based on the authors’ best-selling book, <I>Intuitive Eating</I>, this workbook can show you how.</P><P><I>The Intuitive Eating Workbook</I> offers a new way of looking at food and mealtime by showing you how to recognize your body’s natural hunger signals. Structured around the ten principles of intuitive eating, the mindful approach in this workbook encourages you to abandon unhealthy weight control behaviors, develop positive body image, and—most importantly—stop feeling distressed around food!</P><P>You were born with all the wisdom you need for eating intuitively. This book will help you reconnect with that wisdom and ultimately change your life—one meal at a time.</P></DIV>
The Gene: An Intimate History
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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English

Pages

609

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<b>THE #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <b>A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book<BR> A <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Seattle Times</i> Best Book of the Year</b><BR> <BR> From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i>—a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?<BR><BR>Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.<BR> <BR> Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.<BR> <BR> As <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker </i>said of<i> The Emperor of All Maladies</i>, “It’s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion…An extraordinary achievement.” Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or “write” the human genome, <i>The Gene</i> is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.

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