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Editors: Leon V. Berhardt
Book Description:
"Advances in Medicine and Biology" presents original research results on the leading edge of medicine and biology. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial research results across a broad spectrum. This book discusses research on the use of complementary and alternative medicine among Chinese Canadians; evidence-based diagnostic test interpretation; angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors for use as antihypertensive agents; membrane protein structure in the vitamin K cycle; the diagnostic value of the visual-vestibular interaction test with rotary chamber in the diagnosis of vertigo; the role of hair in the biological evolution of humans and others.

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Chapter 1 - The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Chinese Canadians pp. 1-36
Authors / Editors: (Marilyn A. Roth, Karen M. Kobayashi, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London, London, England, and others)

Chapter 2 - Diagnostic Test Interpretation and Reasoning under Uncertainty pp. 37-62
Authors / Editors: (Matt T. Bianchi, Brian Alexander, Neurology Department, Sleep Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Ambulatory Center, Boston, Massachusetts, and others)

Chapter 3 - Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: A Class of Potent Antihypertensive Agents pp. 63-96
Authors / Editors: (Sharad Kumar Panday, Jagdish Prasad, Manohar Bhushan Pathak, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, M. J. P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, U. P., India)

Chapter 4 - Effect of Organic Solvents on the Binding of Competitive Inhibitor Proflavin and Storage Stability of Bovine Pancreatic α-Chymotrypsin pp. 97-134
Authors / Editors: (Vladimir A. Sirotkin, Kazan State University, A.M. Butlerov Chemical Institute, Kazan, Russia)

Chapter 5 - Sample Size Determination in Genetic-Disease Association Studies when the Response Variable is Subject to Misclassification and a Surrogate Covariate is Used pp. 135-156
Authors / Editors: (Munechika Misumi, Tomomi Yamada, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Yoshiaki Nose, Department of Statistics, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan, and others)
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Chapter 6 - Membrane Protein Structure in the Vitamin K Cycle pp. 157-172
Authors / Editors: (Matthew C. Johnson, Ingeborg Schmidt-Krey, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biology, Atlanta, Georgia)

Chapter 7 - Visual-Vestibular-Interaction Test with Rotatory Chamber in the Diagnosis of Vertigo pp. 173-186
Authors / Editors: (Angelo Salami, Renzo Mora, Barbara Crippa, Massimo Dellepiane, ENT Department, University of Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 8 - The Role of Hairs in the Biological Evolution of Humans pp. 187-196
Authors / Editors: (Lia Queiroz do Amaral, Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 9 - Capsicum Plaster at the Acupuncture Point pp. 197-206
Authors / Editors: (Kyo Sang Kim, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea)

Chapter 10 - The Impact of Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins on Vascular Calcification in Patients with Kidney Disease pp. 207-216
Authors / Editors: (Arjuna Ponnampalam, Manish M. Sood, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and others)

Chapter 11 - Comparative Study on Mn and the Selected Elements Concentration in Human Hair pp. 217-228
Authors / Editors: (Maria Długaszek, Mirosława Kaszczuk, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 12 - Defensive Role of Plant Protease Inhibitors against Phytopathogens pp. 229-236
Authors / Editors: (V.I. Domash, M.S. Muntian, Natl. Academy of Sciences of Belarus)

Chapter 13 - Keratin Proteins and Peptides from Wool, for Hair Restoration pp. 237-242
Authors / Editors: (Clara Barba, Sonya Scott, Alisa Roddick-Lanzilotta, Jose Luis Parra, Luisa Coderch, IIQAB (CSIC), Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 14 - A Theoretical Basis for the Eight Constitution Acupuncture pp. 243-246
Authors / Editors: (Dowon Kuon, Jaesun Acupuncture Clinics and Dawnting Cancer Research Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

      Advances in Medicine and Biology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-557-7
   Status: AV
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