Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174704

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2628

A New York Review Books Original Hav is like no place on earth. Rumored to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, this Mediterranean city-state is home to several architectural marvels and an annual rooftop race that is a feat of athleticism and insanity. As Jan Morris guides us through the corridors and quarters of Hav, we hear the mingling of Italian, Russian, and Arabic in its markets, delight in its famous snow raspberries, and meet the denizens of its casinos and cafés. When Morris published Last Letters from Hav in 1985, it was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Here it is joined by Hav of the Myrmidons, a sequel that brings the story up-to-date. Twenty-first-century Hav is nearly unrecognizable. Sanitized and monetized, it is ruled by a group of fanatics who have rewritten its history to reflect their own blinkered view of the past. Morris’s only novel is dazzlingly sui-generis, part erudite travel memoir, part speculative fiction, part cautionary political tale. It transports the reader to an extraordinary place that never was, but could well be.
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Hepatitis A Virus in Food

Detection and Inactivation Methods

Author: Glòria Sánchez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461471044

Category: Medical

Page: 50

View: 6146

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is responsible for around half of the total number of hepatitis infections diagnosed worldwide. HAV infection is mainly propagated via the fecal-oral route, and as a consequence of globalization, transnational outbreaks of foodborne infections are reported with increasing frequency. Therefore, in this review, state-of-the-art information on the molecular procedures for HAV detection in food, and the efficacy of common food manufacturing processes are compiled. The purpose of this Brief is to consolidate basic information on various aspects of HAV and to provide a guideline for its prevention and control across the food supply chain from pre-harvest to manufacturing. ​
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The Immunoassay Handbook

Author: David Wild

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780080445267

Category: Medical

Page: 930

View: 9782

The fourth edition of The Immunoassay Handbook provides an excellent, thoroughly updated guide to the science, technology and applications of ELISA and other immunoassays, including a wealth of practical advice. It encompasses a wide range of methods and gives an insight into the latest developments and applications in clinical and veterinary practice and in pharmaceutical and life science research. Highly illustrated and clearly written, this award-winning reference work provides an excellent guide to this fast-growing field. Revised and extensively updated, with over 30% new material and 77 chapters, it reveals the underlying common principles and simplifies an abundance of innovation. The Immunoassay Handbook reviews a wide range of topics, now including lateral flow, microsphere multiplex assays, immunohistochemistry, practical ELISA development, assay interferences, pharmaceutical applications, qualitative immunoassays, antibody detection and lab-on-a-chip. This handbook is a must-read for all who use immunoassay as a tool, including clinicians, clinical and veterinary chemists, biochemists, food technologists, environmental scientists, and students and researchers in medicine, immunology and proteomics. It is an essential reference for the immunoassay industry. Provides an excellent revised guide to this commercially highly successful technology in diagnostics and research, from consumer home pregnancy kits to AIDS testing. www.immunoassayhandbook.com is a great resource that we put a lot of effort into. The content is designed to encourage purchases of single chapters or the entire book. David Wild is a healthcare industry veteran, with experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and immunodiagnostics, which remains his passion. He worked for Amersham, Eastman-Kodak, Johnson & Johnson, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and consulted for diagnostics and biotechnology companies. He led research and development programs, design and construction of chemical and biotechnology plants, and integration of acquired companies. Director-level positions included Research and Development, Design Engineering, Operations and Strategy, for billion dollar businesses. He retired from full-time work in 2012 to focus on his role as Editor of The Immunoassay Handbook, and advises on product development, manufacturing and marketing. Provides a unique mix of theory, practical advice and applications, with numerous examples Offers explanations of technologies under development and practical insider tips that are sometimes omitted from scientific papers Includes a comprehensive troubleshooting guide, useful for solving problems and improving assay performancee Provides valuable chapter updates, now available on www.immunoassayhandbook.com
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Hepatitis A

Author: Ian D. Gust

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351090070

Category: Science

Page: 249

View: 2430

In the present volume, current knowledge of Hepatitis A is reviewed and the sequence of events, that led to each of the major advances in the field, traced.
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Prophylaxe der Virushepatitiden

Author: Klaus-Peter Maier

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783131047724


Page: 56

View: 2316

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A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Author: Frances Talaska Fischbach,Marshall Barnett Dunning

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781771948

Category: Medical

Page: 1317

View: 5287

Now in its Eighth Edition, this leading comprehensive manual helps nurses deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. The book covers a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic tests and studies that are delivered to varied patient populations in varied settings. Tests are grouped according to specimen and function/test type (e.g. blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.). Each test is described in detail, with step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and instructions for patient preparation and aftercare. Clinical Alerts highlight critical safety information.
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Hepatitis A Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464989397

Category: Medical

Page: 15

View: 6017

Hepatitis A Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Hepatitis A Virus in a compact format. The editors have built Hepatitis A Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Hepatitis A Virus in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Hepatitis A Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Klinische Hepatologie

Grundlagen, Diagnosik und Therapie hepatobiliärer Erkrankungen

Author: Henryk Dancygier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642559026

Category: Medical

Page: 944

View: 6617

Klinikern und Fachärzten in der Weiterbildung vermittelt das Buch systematisch den aktuellen Wissensstand in der klinischen Hepatologie. - Basiswissen zur Morphologie und Pathophysiologie - Schnelle Orientierung zu jedem Krankheitsbild - Übersichtliche Zusammenfassungen in Tabellen - Zahlreiche Schemazeichnungen und histopathologische Abbildungen Wer sich gründlich über alle relevanten Fragestellungen informieren möchte, lernt hier leicht, die klinischen Zusammenhänge zu verstehen und sein Wissen im praktischen Klinikalltag umzusetzen.
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Last letters from Hav

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394755649

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 9593

Describes a city of the mind--Hav, a dying city with a fashionable old Russian colony, home to the troglodytic Kretevs, the site of the astonishing Roof Race, and the haven of literary visitors from Marco Polo to Freud
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Interdisziplinäre Aspekte für die Praxis

Author: Eckhard Beubler,Hans Haltmayer,Alfred Springer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211291164

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 7477

Das Wissen über "Opioidabhängigkeit" ist beträchtlich gewachsen. Neben Grundlagenforschung, Pharmakotherapie, somatischer/psychiatrischer Komorbidität, gewann der interdisziplinäre Aspekt zunehmend an Bedeutung. Die Autoren des Fachbuches geben erstmals einen aktuellen Überblick über die pharmakologischen, medizinischen, psychotherapeutischen und rechtlichen Grundlagen. Sie erweiterten die 2. Auflage um neue Beiträge zur Chirurgie, Dermatologie, Gynäkologie und Schmerztherapie. Plus: Ergänzungen u.a. zu Begutachtungspraxis hinsichtlich Suchtgefährdung und –krankheit und Fahrtauglichkeit. Die Autoren berichten aus ihrer langjährigen Praxis.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780397513031

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 1005

This concise handbook provides the essential information that physicians and nurse practitioners need on the epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases in women. Chapters cover all the common sexually transmitted diseases and the vulvovaginal conditions that may co-exist with these infections. The book gives clinicians the necessary background information to educate patients on how these diseases are transmitted and acquired, what treatment options are available, what to expect from treatment, and how to prevent reinfection.
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Liver Immunology

Principles and Practice

Author: M. Eric Gershwin,John M. Vierling,Michael P. Manns

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331902096X

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 5184

Liver Immunology: Principles and Practice, Second Edition begins with important information about the epidemiology and mortality of liver disease worldwide. This information is followed by chapters related to basic immunology, application of liver immunology for diagnosis, and several excellent chapters that provide a solid foundation for understanding immune-mediated liver disease, including those associated with the biliary tree. A chapter on non-hepatic manifestations of immune mediated liver disease helps provide context for how these diseases affect the patient overall. In addition, chapters discuss various discrete immunologically-mediated infectious liver disorders including those related to bacteria, parasites, and all of the classic viruses. Chapters on the traditional autoimmune liver diseases -- primary biliary cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis as well as overlap syndrome – are also included. The breadth of this comprehensive second edition is highlighted by chapters on alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and drug-induced liver disease, among others. This invaluable new edition ends with a forward-looking view of future directions and how the field might meet the challenge of refractory patients. Developed by a renowned group of authors, Liver Immunology: Principles and Practice, Second Edition will again serve as a comprehensive textbook by providing an excellent overview for this rapidly evolving field. It greatly adds to the understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases, while also providing novel insights that can be harnessed into helping improve the care of patients afflicted with various immune-mediated diseases. This volume will again be a must-read for clinicians at all levels, investigators and students.
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Modern Concepts of Acute and Chronic Hepatitis

Author: G. Gitnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461595193

Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 7534

The literature of medicine continues to expand at a remarkable pace. The number of papers and monographs published has increased dramatically in the past five years. Nowhere has this increase been as dramatic as in the field of acute and chronic hepatitis. Why then should there be still another book? Despite the sheer volume of words published, it is still difficult to find in anyone volume a compilation of all of the most significant work. Most mono graphs have considered either chronic or acute hepatitis, not both. Few works have addressed both the clinician and the basic scientist. This book addresses both of these audiences and considers both of these diseases. It was designed to provide an authoritative but concise assessment of our changing concepts of acute and chronic hepatitis. It covers what is currently known and, based on the most convincing research, believed about these diseases. To fulfill this ambitious goal, only authors with international reputations in their fields of expertise were invited to contribute. In the evolution of our current thoughts on the pathogenesis and manage ment of acute and chronic hepatitis, our ideas have changed several times. This book presents the facts as they are known today and, in areas where all the facts are not established, presents the well-founded opinions of those considered to be authorities. The authors present established and usually confirmed data and do not deal extensively with areas of speculation or unconfirmed material.
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Hepatitis A

Author: R. J. Gerety

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hepatitis A.

Page: 282

View: 5490

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Infectious Diseases of the Female Genital Tract

Author: Richard L. Sweet,Ronald S. Gibbs

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451148577

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 6510

Thoroughly updated and now featuring more than 100 full-color illustrations, the Fifth Edition of this comprehensive reference provides current, complete diagnostic and therapeutic information on infectious diseases of the female genital tract. This edition includes new chapters on human papillomavirus and the new vaccines and on infection as a cause of neonatal brain damage. The book emphasizes an evidence-based approach to recommendations and presents current guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The presentation of material has been streamlined to produce a smaller, more user-friendly text, and the format has been modified to include additional algorithms and tables. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.
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