24 Hour Heart Rate Variability Analysis (HRV) in Childhood: Prognostic Significance, Risk Factors and Clinical Applications
Author: Reiner Buchhorn
Affiliation: Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Caritas
Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Birthplace: 15.05.1962 in Bad Gandersheim, Germany, German
Professor Dr. Reiner Buchhorn is Head of the Department of
Pediatrics at the Caritas Hospital Bad Mergentheim and an Associate Professor
of Paediatrics (Cardiology) at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He
practices general paediatrics with a
special interest in pediatric cardiology, neonatology and pediatric intensive
He completed his
training as a Paediatrician at the University of Göttingen in 1993 and as Paediatric Cardiologist 1999. He has a special interest in pathophysiology, beginning with
his doctoral thesis work about surfactant alterations in multiple trauma
patients and later his investigations about the pathophysiology of heart
failure in children and adults with congenital heart disease. He introduced
beta blocker therapy in infants with congenital heart defects. The success of
this clinical model was the inspiration of a new approach to mental disease in
is author of more than 60 published articles in peer reviewed international
medical journals and a scientific reviewer for several renowned international
Audience: Pediatric Cardiologists, Pediatricians; Psychologists
and Psychiatrists ; Health Care Professionals/ Politicians involved in “New
Morbidity in Childhood; Parents; Teacher
Alkaloids: Biosynthesis, Biological Roles and Health Benefits
Editor: Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez
and researcher in Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
de Chile (CHILE), 13/03/1970, Chilean and Spanish
Biography: Professor and researcher in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela with wide experience in Natural Products and Nanomedicines in Health applications. Actually, he carry out research in synthesis and modifications in cyclodextrin as drug delivery, and new model of heterocycles with antiparasitic properties and in both behavior and neuro-degenerative diseases.
book is directed to students, academics and researchers in the scope of
medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, medicine and all health career in
universities and medicine and health schools.
Behçet’s Disease: Progress in Recent Years and Unmet Needs for the Future
Editor: Shunsei Hirohata
Affiliation: Chairman, Professor, Department of Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Kitasato University School of Medicine
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan; Sept 04, 1955; Japanese
Biography: Graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 1980, and joined the Department of Medicine and Physical Therapy. He performed his postdoctoral fellowship in The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas between 1986-1988. He was appointed an associated professor In Teikyo University School of Medicine in 1992, and to the professorship in Kitasato University School of Medicine in 2006.
Affiliation: Professor of Pharmacology & Course Director, Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, The Netherlands,
Birthplace: Bharmar (H.P) India, Dec 2, 1952, American Resident
Biography: Dr Sushil Sharma, is Professor and Course Director of Pharmacology at the Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire. He received Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from A.I.IM.S, New Delhi; Radiopharmaceutical Training from BARC, Bombay, GE, Siemens, Agilent Technologies, & Cardinal Health in USA; Served as Research Officer in AIIMS:1979-88); awarded Royal Society Fellowship (UK:1988-89); MHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Canada: 1989-91); Research Officer (University of Montreal:1993-94); Research Associate (McGill University:1994-95); Senior Scientific Officer (Clinical Research Institute of Montreal:1995-97); awarded Scientist E Rank in the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) New Delhi (1997); Research Scientist (University of Manitoba:1997-99); Assistant Professor 2000-04; Associate Professor & Director (Research) UND School of Medicine, Grand Forks:2004-08); Associate Professor & Director (Methodist Hospital) & Research Scientist (University Texas Medical Center:2008-11). Organized and Chaired several World Conferences; was awarded 5 Gold Medals; Certificate of Honor IT Nano-2014 Conference, Boston. (Original Discoveries: Electromicroinjector; Charnoly Body in Purkinje Neurons, IL-10 Receptors on Cortical Neurons, & MTs-Gene-Manipulated Mice)
General Public for their
health and happiness
Doctors, Nurses, Dieticians
for their patients (Private and Teaching & Research Hospitals), Soldiers
Medical Educators for
teaching (International Medical Libraries)
Paramedicos and other Health
care providers (In emergency for patients committing suicide etc)
Basic and biomedical Scientists
National Guards (To prevent international terrorism)
Affiliation:MD, Orthopedic Department, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Birthplace: Castellamonte 24-3-1980, Italian
Biography: Alessandro Aprato is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at San Luigi Hospital of Orbassano, University of Turin, Italy. He is member ofpelvic team and lecturer at School of Medicine, University of Turin. His clinical interests are hip and pelvic surgery and trauma, especially of the lower limb, and the young adult hip (including arthroscopy of the hip, preservation and sports injuries).
Audience: Orthoapedic Surgeon, Physiotherapists, General Practictioners
Catatonia on the Consultation Liaison Service and Other Clinical Settings
Editor: Brendan T. Carroll
Affiliation: Clinical Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Athens, Ohio, USA
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 5, 1960, USA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio
University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and is
Psychiatrist at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.
major publications focus on: catatonia, schizophrenia, major depression,
bipolar disorder and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).
Affiliation: Giovanni Brandi: M.D, PhD, Professor of Medical Oncology, Haematology and Medical Oncology Institute, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy Giorgio Ercolani: M.D, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Medical and Surgical Science, Division of General and Transplant Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
Birthplace: Giovanni Brandi: Urbania (PU, Italy), March 20, 1955, Italian Giorgio Ercolani: Forlì (FC, Italy), June 8, 1968, Italian
Biography: Professor Brandi graduated, specialized in Internal Medicine and gained his PhD in Gastrointestinal cancers in Bologna University. He studied in Paris the chronomodulation for tumorsand the relationship between microbiota and intestinal preneoplastic diseases. Reviewer several times for NEJM and many other journals. The scientific activity was initially dedicated to gastrointestinal carcinogenesis, while in the last decade he has been devoted to the clinical treatment and translational aspects of hepatobiliary cancers. He developed new treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma and he collected one of the largest series of biliary tract cancers in Europe. He is now working on new risk factors for cholangiocarcinoma as asbestos exposure.
Professor Ercolani graduated and specialized in General Surgery at the University of Bologna. He gained his PhD in Hepato-biliary-pancreatic pathology at the University of Siena. After his board examination in general surgery, he was a visiting faculty at the Universities of Nagoya (for one year), Tokyo, Miami, Verona and Southampton. Since September 2001, he is a staff member at the Division of General Surgery and Transplantation. He is mainly involved in the management of patients carrying hepato-biliary and pancreatic tumors, and in the Liver and Kidney Transplantation programs. He has performed more than 1600 surgical procedures. He is author of 190 articles published in International Journals included in the Index Medicus mainly regarding surgical treatment of hepato-biliary tumors and liver transplantation.
Audience:Designed for specialists, this volume highlights the main clinicopathologic features of cholangiocarcinoma and is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, radiologists, gastroenterologists and all physicians taking care of patients with biliary tract cancers.
Contraception: Unmet Needs, Existing Options, and New Technologies
Editor: Alicia Y. Armstrong
Affiliation: Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Howard University School of Medicine, M.H.S.C.R., Kensington, MD, USA
Place of Birth: Harrisburg, PA , November 8, 1955 U.S.
Biography:Dr. Armstrong is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is currently a Medical Officer in the Contraceptive Discovery and Development Branch at the National Institutes of Health. The primary focus of her is work is contraceptive development..
Audience: Gyn nurse practitioners, Family Practice physicians and residents , Ob/Gyn residents and physicians, medical students.Non health care providers: Non profits delivering healthcare.
Affiliation: Felix Mircea Brehar: MD, PhD, Ass. Professor, Neurosurgery Clinic, "Carol Davila"University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest Mircea Radu Gorgan: MD, PhD, Professor, Head of the Neurosurgery Clinic,"Carol Davila"University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest
Birthplace: Felix Mircea Brehar: Drobeta Turnu-Severin, March 1, 1976, Romanian Mircea Radu Gorgan Cluj-Napoca, December 20, 1955, Romanian
Biography: Felix M. Brehar graduated "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2000 and he obtained his PhD with the thesis "Cellular and molecular therapies within the multimodal therapy of glioblastoma". He has a good expertise in stereotactic neurosugical procedures and a strong background in neuro-oncology. He published 20 papers in per-review journals, 2 books and 5 book chapters in neurosurgery.
Mircea R. Gorgan graduated "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1980 and he obtained his PhD with the thesis "Surgical options in vestibular schwannoma therapy". He has an impressive clinical experience with approximately 10,000 neurosurgical procedures performed. He published more than 50 papers in per-review journals, 9 books and 16 book chapters in neurosurgery.
Audience:This monograph is addressed to the medical students, PhD students and PhD researches who are involved in brain tumors research and perform basic in vitro and in vivo techniques like primary cell cultures initiation, cultivation of glioblastoma cell lines, stereotactic intracranial inoculation of glioblastoma cells and organotypic brain slice cultures.
Fanconi Anemia and Oxidative Stress: Mechanistic Background and Clinical Prospects
Editor: Giovanni Pagano
Affiliation: Dottore in Scienze Biologiche, Federico II Naples University, Environmental Hygiene, via Cinthia, Naples, Italy
Biography: Giovanni Pagano has a 40 year-long experience in environmental and biomedical research. He has published 98 articles, 22 book chapters, and a book as Editor. Experience in EC- and NATO-supported grants. Formerly Senior Scientist at the Italian National Cancer Institute in Naples, and Visiting Professor in France (Caen); currently Contractor Scientist at Federico II University, Naples.
Birthplace: Naples, March 10 1947 - Italian
Audience:Apart from their relevance in Fanconi Anemia, the subjects of oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction have mechanistic implications in broad-ranging pathologies. Thus, our book may raise interest in a number of specialized medical communities.
Hepatotoxicity: Symptoms, Management and Health Implications
Editors: Senthilkumar Rajagopal and Sengottuvelan Murugan
Affiliation: Senthilkumar Rajagopal, Ph.D., DBT-Ramalinagaswami Re-entry Fellow, Scientist, Deptartment of Zoology, Nizam College, Telangana, India Sengottuvelan Murugan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Endocrine Research Facility, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Birthplace: Senthilkumar Rajagopal: TamilNadu, India Sengottuvelan Murugan: TamilNadu, India
Biography: Dr. Senthilkumar Rajagopal secured PhD in Biochemistry from Annamalai University, INDIA.He did his three Post-doctoral researches in Anesthesiology in University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, followed by Department of Cancer Immunology & AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts and, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.He is currently working as a Scientist at Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, INDIA.Dr. Senthilkumar is a recipient of Rameshwardasji Birla Smarak Kosh Endowment award from Mumbai Medical Trust, Mumbai, INDIA and Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.Dr.Senthilkumar has more than 10 years of research experiences in various fields such as Alcoholic hepatotoxicity, Voltage gated calcium channels, protein kinase C phosphorylation, ADAM family, Smooth muscle physiology, G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathways, Neurotransmitters transporters to Central Nervous system.He has published nearly 40 research articles in various peer-reviewed international journals, 5 book chapters, 7 abstracts, 37 conferences proceedings/abstracts and attended 30 various workshops/seminars in India, Canada and USA.He is on the editorial/reviewer board in 20 peer-reviewed international journals such as Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, etc.He has reviewed and screened the abstracts – 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for National Biotechnology Conferences and Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and also served the special judge for Biophysical Society award at Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair-2011.He has a life member of well-known scientific associations like Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research (ISAR), The International Science Congress Association (ISCA), Society of Biological Chemistry (SBC), Society for Free Radical Research India (SFRR), The Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB) and member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and Science Advisory Board (SAB).He conducts research in the area of G-protein coupled receptor mediated intracellular mechanisms by Alcohol-induced digestive disorders in the gastrointestinal tract. Currently, he is mentoring graduate students and having research projects from various funding agencies.
Dr. Sengottuvelan Murugan earned his PhD in Biochemistry in November 2006 from Annamalai University, India. Dr. Murugan began his career in cancer research, when he joined the PhD program (graduate) and he was the first recipient of a Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) at Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University, for the full two years (2003-2005). After his PhD, his novel research theme was approved and he was awarded with a prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for foreign researchers to conduct research at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. There, Dr. Murugan was appointed as a co-investigator for one of the project funded by INSA (Indian National Science Academy – JSPS. In 2009, he moved to United Sates to do research at Rutgers University, New Jersey. In US, he received prestigious awards such as “Gallo Award” for two times (2012 & 2103) from Cancer Institute of New Jersey for outstanding cancer research.Dr. Murugan has been elected as a member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), and the American Association of Immunologists (AAI). Throughout Dr. Murugan’s many years of cancer research, he has given countless presentations at scientific meetings, seminars, and conferences in many countries including India, Japan, and the United States. He has published more than 25 research articles in peer-reviewed journals including Carcinogenesis, Cancer Research, Glycobiology, Journal of Immunology, and Journal of Biological Chemistry, with more than 5 collaborators from different nations, 23 research abstracts, an invited review and 3 book chapters, each composed with his characteristic precision. His articles have collectively been cited a total of 580 times with the h-index of 14 (Google Scholar) with a robust impact factor. Dr. Murugan is serving on the editorial boards of several journals, including Pharmaceutical Biology, International Journal of Cancer Research, International Journal of Pharmacology, Trends in Medical Research, Cancer Research and Management, and as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases and Wyno Academic Journals. Over the past 3 years, Dr. Murugan has worked with and closely supervised summer trainees, undergraduate, and graduate students for their successful completion of research projects, and brought a passion for discovery to high scholarly standards.
Audience:It is our belief that this book has covered some of the interesting aspects of research in liver diseases and provides a trustworthy source of current information in this area of research and proves useful to the scientists interested in this discipline throughout the world. However, it should be of interest to a variety of other scientiﬁc disciplines including toxicology, genetics, medicine and pharmacology, Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, drug discovery and delivery and food sciences. We hope that our readers will find this volume to be a delightful addition in their personal libraries, laboratories and offices and also can be used as a required or recommended text for related course taught at colleges and universities levels.
Affiliation: Chief of the Department of Sanitary Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
Birthplace: 3th August 1984, Slovenj Gradec,
Biography: Assistant Professor Dr. Rok Fink is currently a chief of the Department of Sanitary Engineering at Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana. He has a special interest in hygiene design, preventive strategies and risk control. In recent years, he has published several papers and books in fields concerning hygiene and health.
Audience: Food safety, Material science, Hygiene, Water technology, Microbiology.
Affiliation: Africa Health Research Organization: CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, AHRO Medical College: Associate Lecturer
Birthplace: Accra, Ghanaian, May 9, 1974
Biography: Abubakar Yaro is an Infectious Diseases Specialist. He is the Founder and CEO of Africa Health Research Organization, non-profit making institution whose mission is promoting the reduction of diseases burden and human suffering in Africa through Evidence-based research, training and community-based intervention. He is also the Editor In Chief of Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health, the official publication of the organization. He is also the CEO and President of Vis Viva Pharma Ltd, a R&D as well as distributor of pharmaceutical and personal care products. He is also Founding Director and member of the Board of Trustee of Muslim Health Awareness Foundation.
Molecular Aspects of the Psychosomatic-Metabolic Axis and Stress
Author: Alfred Bennun
Affiliation: Full Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus - Rutgers
Birthplace: Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. July
9, 1934. 1972, US citizen
Biography: Dr. Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Universidad de Córdoba,
1961. CONICET-UBA, AR, 1961-1963; Weizmann Inst. of Sci., 1963-1964; NIH, 3rd year Post, and Special
Fellow, 1965-1966; Rutgers University, Assoc. Prof. of Biochem., 1969-1981, Full Prof. of Biochem, 1981-,
Emeritus: indefinite, achievements. Isolation chloroplast -ATPase,
Noradrenaline activated AC, Zn2+-fingers, Hydration shell protein
Audience: Medical doctors, psychiatrists, neuro-biologists,
psychologists, medical students, Teachers, and Professors. Pharmaceutic
profession, alimentation, nutritionists, etc.
Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin: from Laboratory to Clinical Utility
Editor: Mina Hur and Salvatore Di Somma
Mina Hur: M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of
Laboratory Medicine, Konkuk
University School of Medicine, Seoul Korea
Salvatore Di Somma: M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of
Medical-Surgery Sciences and Translational Medicine,
University of Rome La Sapienza, Sant’Andrea
Hospital, Rome Italy
Place of Birth: Mina Hur: Jeonju / Jan 2, 1970 / Republic of Korea
Salvatore Di Somma: Napoli /
Jun 7, 1953 / Italy
Hur is a professor and a director in Department of Laboratory
Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. She published
more than 80 peer-reviewed papers
in reputed journals and is an assistant editor of both Annals of Laboratory Medicine and
Blood Research. She is also a lead guest editor of the special issue of
Laboratory Medicine, in Biomed Research International.
Salvatore Di Somma is a Professor of Medicine ,chairman of
Postagraduate School of Emergency Medicine and a director at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Sant’Andrea Hospital Rome, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy. He published more
than 300 papers in the field of acute cardiac care, cardiology and emergency medicine. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Open Emergency Medicine Journal and the president of GREAT Network Association, a worldwide Academic Research
Organization aimed to develop research in the field of Acute Diseases.
Audience: This book would be a valuable and practical reading for the researchers and clinicians working in laboratory medicine, emergency medicine, cardiology, nephrology, and intensive care, etc. This book would appeal to the people working in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.
Pediatric Renal Transplantation: Protocols and Controversies
Editor: Leonard Curtis Hymes
Affiliations: Clinical Professor, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Emeritus Faculty, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga
Birthplace: April 6, 1950 USA
Biography: Dr. Hymes attended New York University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics and nephrology at Emory University School Medicine and University of California, San Francisco. He served on the pediatric faculty at Emory University for 31 years. Dr. Hymes was a Gift of Life honoree of the Kidney Foundation of Georgia in 2007. He currently is a professor of pediatric nephrology at East Carolina University and is looking forward to retirement in near future.
Nephrologists, Transplant pharmacologists and immunologists.
Affiliation: MD, PhD., Professor of Dermatology, Comenius
University, Faculty of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia
Birthplace: 29.11. 1953 Bratislava, Slovakia, European Union; Slovak citizenship
Biography: Dr. Švecová studied and graduated for medicine doctor at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. I graduated for dermatovenerologist and later for philosophy doctor from dermatology. I attended a study stay in Hokkiado University in Sapporo, Japan in 1996. I achieved associated professor in 2012 and university professor from dermatology at Comenius University in Bratislava in 2014.
Audience: The book is written for dermatologists and clinical immunologists
interested in autoimmune disease and in bullous disorders as well as for International
and national societies of pemphigus, societies of autoimmune disease, societies
of bullous diseases and pharmaceutical companies involved in management of
Practical Dementia Care for Adults with Down Syndrome or with Intellectual Disabilities
Author: Vee Prasher
Affiliation: Professor, MBChB, MMedSc, MRCPsych Md PhD, Liverpool John Moores University, Birmingham, UK
Birthplace: England 3rd May 1962 British
Biography: Vee Prasher is a Professor of Nuropsychiatry based in
Birmingham UK. He has completed three
postdoctorate degrees, published over 150 articles in the field of intellectual
disability and published 7 textbooks previously. He is a world expert on Down
syndrome and dementia and is in the forefront of ongoing genetic and drug treatment research in this field.
Audience: Professionals working with persons with Down syndrome. Down syndrome organizations.
interest to carers and families of adults with Down syndrome.
Affiliation: Private Research Worker, Dr.med.habil, Dr.rer.nat.,
Birthplace: Berlin, 26.12.1941, German
Biography: Author provided timeline. You can ask us to provide a copy.
The book is written for those ones who want to
understand the functioning of the human brain at the neuronal network level
(human neurophysiology), repair the human brain following injury and to copy it
artificially. The human neurophysiologists from medical faculties should be
interested, but they rarely exist. Most researchers, exploring the human brain,
are not interested, because they are missing the medical education and prefer
to speculate from animal experiments. But young assistances and students with
medical and movement science background are interested to repair the human
brain by movement-based learning. In education it should be taught how the
human brain is functioning and how it can be repaired.
Physiotherapists and movement scientists should be
Patients with nervous system diseases are interested
(especially with Parkinson’s disease); the only problem is that the level of
the book is too high. The many practical figures of treatment may help to understand
The NASA should be interested, because with the
special coordination dynamics therapy device astronauts could exercise in space
and their nervous system functioning, including the vegetative nervous system,
could be measured simultaneously when exercising and the online data could be send
down to earth to see in what condition of the astronauts is.
Trainer in sport should be interested, because
coordination dynamics therapy can improve the performance (especially with
respect to coordination, football tennis, cricket) in healthy and disabled
athletes. But most couches are missing the education to understand.
Rheumatism: Its History from Paleo-Pathology to the Advent of Experimental Science
Author: Thomas G. Benedek
Affiliation:Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany; June 16, 1926; Naturalized U.S. citizen
Biography: Thomas G. Benedek, a graduate of the University of Chicago, is an internist qualified by the American Board of Rheumatology. His professional career has been at the University of Pittsburghpracticing rheumatology as well as teaching and researching in the history of medicine. He has been president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, among other honors.
Audience: This book will probably be most attractive to medical professionals with an interest in muscul-skeletal diseases, but could be of use to anyone with curiosity about the history of medicine. To broaden its general appeal a glossary of medical and less well known historical terms is included.
Authors: Gérald E. Piérard, Philippe Paquet, Serge Jennes and Claudine Franchimont
E. Piérard: MD, PhD, Invited professor,
University of Liège, Belgium Honorary Professor, University of Franche-Comté,
Besançon, France Philippe
Paquet: MD, PhD, Dermatologist,
Clinical Collaborator, University of Liège, Belgium Serge
Jennes: MD, Physician
Colonel, Head of the Burn Wound Center of the Military Hospital Queen Astrid, Brussels Claudine
Franchimont: MD, PhD, Associate Professor,
University of Liège, Belgium, Head of the Dermatology Department, Regional
Hospital of Huy, Belgium
Birthplace: Gérald E. Piérard: Monceau-sur-Sambre, January 23, 1946; Citizenship : Belgian Philippe Paquet:
May 22 1961; Citizenship : Belgian Serge Jennes:
June 15, 1964; Citizenship : Belgian Claudine Franchimont:
Herstal, November 26, 1949; Citizenship : Belgian
Affiliation: MD, PhD., University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy
Birthplace:Udine – 08 March 1964 – Citizien: Italian
Biography:He got his degree in Medicine at the University of Padova (Italy) with mark 110/110 et lode in 1990. He graduated as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Trieste with mark 70/70 et lode in 1994. He got the title of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Technology at the University of Udine (Italy) in 2015.
Audience: Students of the School of Medicine, MD interested in Obstet and Gynecol topics.
The Fundamental Role of Muscle Contractures in Musculoskeletal Diseases: An Introduction to Brachymyotherapy
Author: Jan Polak, M.D.
Affiliation: MD, President of the International Brachymyotherapy Society, Labarthe, France
Birthplace: Amsterdam; May 28, 1950; French
Biography: Jan Polak studied medicine in Paris during the 1970s. In order to improve his treatments and to avoid side-effects, he became interested in Acupuncture and Manual therapies. His independent research soon focused on muscle contractures, their fundamental role in joint diseases, and the best way to deal with them. He has been teaching Brachymyotherapy for the last 25 years, and would like to share his discoveries through this book.
Audience: Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, General Practitioners, Chiropractors, Rheumatologists (and people with joint pain!).
Affiliation: M. Tariq Bhatti: MD, Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Duke University Eye Center and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Laura Vickers: MD, Chief Resident, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
Birthplace: Laura Vickers: 09/04/1982, Boston, MA, USA M. Tariq Bhatti: 06/09/1967, Karachi, Pakistan
Biography: Laura Vickers: Dr Vickers is the Chief Resident at the Duke Eye Center and finished her residency training at Duke. She has strong interests in resident education, international ophthalmology and anterior segment surgery.
M. Tariq Bhatti: Dr Bhatti is a tenured professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology at the Duke Eye Center and Duke University Medical Center. He has received numerous awards and honors including the Duke Eye Center best teacher of the year award and being named one of the top doctors in America by the US News and World Report.
Audience:Ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists, medical students, ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmic researchers, ophthalmology residents and fellows, anyone with an interest in clinical trials in medicine, anyone with an interest in ophthalmology.
Tachycardia: Risk Factors, Causes and Treatment Options
Editor: Vassil B. Traykov
Affiliation: Department of Invasive Electrophysiology and Pacing, Clinic of Cardiology, Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
Place of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria 04/20/1975, Bulgarian
Biography: Dr. Traykov is an invasive electrophysiologist with a
considerable experience in the field of catheter ablation. Since 2011 he is the
leader of the electrophysiology service at one of the leading cardiovascular
centers in Bulgaria. His career in invasive electrophysiology started in 2002
following which he has received extensive training at centers accross Europe.
Dr. Traykov has authored and co-authored a number of scientific papers
appearing in peer-reviewed journals.
Audience: The book will be of interest
to a wide range of readers - students, fellows in training, general
practitioners, cardiologists and invasive electro-physiologists.