Immunonutrition

Author: Bharat B. Aggarwal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466503858
Format: PDF
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The interaction of immune function and nutrition underlies the low-grade chronic inflammation involved in the etiology of many common obesity-associated and age-related chronic disease conditions. This close interaction is the genesis of the term immunonutrition, which represents a new interdisciplinary field of nutritional and medical research. Immunonutrition: Interactions of Diet, Genetics, and Inflammation introduces the breadth of this field, which implicates nutrition in both immune function and in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of common diseases influenced by inflammation and immune imbalance, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and common forms of cancer. The book begins by reviewing the basic mechanisms of immunity and cellular mechanisms of cytokine activation. It discusses the effects of dietary fat intake and changes in Western diet and lifestyle linked to inflammation. It also describes the interaction of genetics and environment in the modulation of immune function and inflammation, and addresses exercise and skeletal muscle as an endocrine and immune organ. The book reviews the entire spectrum of inflammation and cancer from causation to its role in tumor therapy. It examines abdominal obesity and metabolic diseases, interactions between nutrition and autoimmunity in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and asthma. Considering potential nutrition-based treatments, the book explores approaches for reducing abdominal obesity, anti-inflammatory effects of phytochemicals, practical strategies for increasing fruit and vegetable intake, and anti-inflammatory properties of spice phytonutrients. In addition, it explores how uninformed food choices related to fats and oils create a balance of tissue-selective signals that produce harmful health outcomes and how to restore a healthy balance.

The Importance of Immunonutrition

Author: M. Makrides
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318024473
Format: PDF, ePub
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Our daily food intake not only provides the calories and the macro- and micronutrients necessary for survival - nutrients also have a tremendous potential to modulate the actions of the immune system, a fact which has a significant impact on public health and clinical practice.

Nutrition Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health

Author: Mohan Pammi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466580496
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nutrition and infection are often at a crossroads, interacting with each other and influencing human health. Infection is a major health problem and nutritional deficiency plays a significant role in increasing the risk of infection. Nutrition–Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health presents state-of-the-art evidence on nutrition–infection interactions and their impact on health and disease. The book explores a wide range of topics including the effects of infection on nutrition—a common occurrence in the developing world—and nutrient–infection interactions for specific infections including HIV, TB, malaria, and parasitic infections. These are reviewed with a special emphasis on nutritional interventions. Also covered is the role of the gastrointestinal tract and its influence on nutrition, focusing on the human gastrointestinal microbiota, enteric syndromes, probiotics, and immunonutrients. The book discusses infection–nutrition interactions in special age groups such as children, adolescents, and the elderly. It also reviews emerging nutritional and anti-infective strategies with an emphasis on future research directions. The book is useful for epidemiologists, nutritionists, and health care staff caring for patients. The book’s broad scope allows for its applicability to both the developed and the developing world.

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care An Issue of Veterinary Clinics Small Animal Practice E Book

Author: Tami Shearer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455709158
Format: PDF
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Introducing one of the first primers on palliative and hospice care for the small animal veterinarian! Guest edited by Dr. Tami Shearer, this volume will include topics such as: the history of pet hospice, delivery systems of veterinary hospice and palliative care, 5-step pet hospice plan, a veterinarian’s role in helping pet owners with decision making, quality of life assessment techniques, assessment and treatment of pain in life-limiting disease, the role of rehabilitation techniques for hospice and palliative care patients, the role of nutrition and alternative care methods in hospice and palliative care patients, emotional support tips, ethical considerations in life-limiting conditions, case studies, and much more!

Struma

Author: Johannes Köbberling
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642883133
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Third Edition

Author: Joseph DiPiro
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071780467
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice pares back the exhaustive coverage of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7/e by over 1,000 pages to topics and a depth of coverage the editors have identified as essential to pharmacy practice. Collectively, this textbook represents the work of over 160 authors and 145 reviewers

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Third Edition

Author: Marie Chisholm-Burns
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071804234
Format: PDF
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Learn the essential principles of pharmacotherapy and how they apply to today’s healthcare Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, Third Edition uses a solid evidence-based approach to teach you how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate medication therapy. This trusted text provides everything you need to gain an in-depth understanding of the principles essential optimal pharmacotherapy of disease. In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in clinical practice. Chapters were written or reviewed by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians who are authorities in their fields. The book opens with an introductory chapter followed by chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and palliative care. The remainder of the text consists of ninety-eight disease-based chapters that review etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, followed by therapeutic recommendations for drug selection, dosing, and patient monitoring.

Mit Diabetes leben f r Dummies

Author: Alan L. Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527668373
Format: PDF, Docs
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Was bei Diabetes hilft und was nicht Sie haben Diabetes und möchten trotzdem das Leben genießen? Der Diabetologe Alan L. Rubin hilf Ihnen, die Krankheit besser zu verstehen. Er erläutert die Formen der Diabetes und erklärt Ihnen, welche Tests und Untersuchungen Sie durchführen sollten, welche Medikamente auf dem Markt sind und wie Sie sich richtig ernähren. Vor allem zeigt er Ihnen, was Sie dazu tun können, damit es Ihnen gut geht. Zahlreiche Rezepte von schmackhaften, einfach zuzubereitenden Gerichten sowie ein Trainingsund Diätplan runden diesen hilfreichen Leitfaden ab. Sie erfahren: •Wie Sie Prädiabetes erkennen •Was der Unterschied zwischen Typ-1-Diabetes und Typ-2-Diabetes ist •Wie Diabetes Ihren Köper beeinflusst •Welche Sportarten hilfreich sein können •Was zu tun ist, wenn Ihr Kind Diabetes hat •Wie Sie aktiv Spätfolgen vermeiden können

Der Experimentator Molekularbiologie Genomics

Author: Cornel Mülhardt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642346367
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dieses Buch enthält das Grundlagenwissen sowie Tipps und Tricks für den Umgang mit Nucleinsäuren. Der Autor kennt Lust und Frust der täglichen Laborroutine ganz genau. Präparieren, Fällen, Konzentrieren und Reinigen von Nucleinsäuren Restriktionsenzyme, Gele, Blotten Polymerase-Kettenreaktion RNA-Isolierung, -Transkription Klonierung von DNA-Fragmenten Markierung von Sonden, Hybridisierung, Screening, Sequenzierung Mutagenese, In-vitro-Translation, transgene Mäuse, Transgenexpression, Gentherapie, Genomik Dieses Buch richtet sich an alle Experimentatoren, die molekularbiologische Versuche durchführen wollen und gern nachvollziehen möchten, was sich in ihrem Reaktionsgefäß abspielt. Das ganze Spektrum der üblichen molekularbiologischen Methoden wird vorgestellt, kommentiert und Alternativen aufgezeigt. Der lockere Ton wendet sich gleichermaßen an Studenten wie an BTAs und Laboranten, aber auch der alte Hase wird hier und dort noch etwas Neues entdecken. Die 7. Auflage wurde überarbeitet und aktualisiert.