Streptococcus pneumoniae: Methods and Protocols
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Streptococcus pneumoniae: Methods and Protocols

This volume looks at the newest methods, materials, equipment, and technologies developed to study the cell biology of the pneumococcus. The chapters, which cover a wide range of topics, are organized into six parts: Part one discusses the cultivation of Streptococcus pneumoniae in vitro; Part Two talks about the microscopy techniques used to study the biology of Streptococcus pneumoniae and pneumococcal interactions with the host; P...

Healthcare Workforce Transitioning: Competency Conversations through World Café
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Healthcare Workforce Transitioning: Competency Conversations through World Café

Healthcare Workforce Transitioning shares with educators and healthcare professionals alike the awareness, integration, and partnership that results from a successful process of framing a Healthcare Management Program around core competencies. To transition toward a successful healthcare career requires proficiencies in communication, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the healthcare environment, and business skills. Competenc...

Faith and Fertility: Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times
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Faith and Fertility: Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

When an individual or couple is considering a difficult choice such as IVF treatment or third party assisted conception, the moral and ethical basis for their decisions may often be informed by their particular faith traditions. Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders from around the world. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is pra...

Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation
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Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation

“Once again Dr. Perricone’s quest for successful and safe dietary interventions has taken the science of nutrition to another level. The seven secrets focuses on cellular rejuvenation beginning with the mitochondria, the energy producing part of the cell. Step-by-step, learn how to rebuild organ systems, rejuvenate aging skin, and eliminate body fat while maintaining muscle mass and rebuilding bone. Dr. Perricone continues to show, c...

End Points for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in Russia and the United States
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End Points for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in Russia and the United States

End Points for spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in Russian and the United States provides an analysis of the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in Russia and the United States, describing inventories, comparing approaches, and assessing the end-point options for storage and disposal of materials and wastes. The authoring committee finds that despite differences in philosophy about nuc...

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Ghb Dependence: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age
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The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Ghb Dependence

This is a "must have" reference book for patients, parents, caregivers, and libraries with medical collections. This sourcebook is organized into three parts. Part I explores basic techniques to researching ghb dependence (e.g. finding guidelines on diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis), followed by a number of topics, including information on how to get in touch with organizations, associations, or other patient networks dedicated t...

Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentists
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Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentists

This clinically oriented textbook explores medical microbiology and immunology as they relate to the practice of dentistry, including sections on the microbiologic basis of caries, periodontal disease, and endodontic infection. The book begins with a thorough discussion of immunology and then systematically covers the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that affect the human body as well as their oral manifestations. Extremely de...

Templated DNA Nanotechnology: Functional DNA Nanoarchitectonics
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Templated DNA Nanotechnology: Functional DNA Nanoarchitectonics

Nucleic acids have structurally evolved over billions of years to effectively store and transfer genetic information. In the 1980s, Nadrian Seeman’s idea of constructing a 3D lattice from DNA led to utilizing DNA as nanomolecular building blocks to create emergent molecular systems and nanomaterial objects. This bottom-up approach to construct nanoscale architectures with DNA marked the beginning of a new field, DNA nanotechnology, c...

Beyond Return on Investment: Expanding the Value of Healthcare Information Technology, 2nd Edition
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Beyond Return on Investment

Beyond Return on Investment: Expanding the Value of Healthcare Information Technology, 2nd Edition this updated and revised edition provides lessons learned from healthcare IT adoption and the opportunity to drive value realization. From providing a basic primer on 'how-to' complete a Return on Investment analysis for a single project to developing a comprehensive program of value management to support the transition to high value he...

Lean Implementation in Hospital Departments: How to Move from Good to Great Services
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Lean Implementation in Hospital Departments

Lean healthcare is waste elimination in every service area with the goal of reducing inventory, cycle time of service, and cost, so that high-quality patient care can be provided in a way that is as efficient, as effective, and as responsive as possible while retaining the financial integrity of a hospital. The Lean philosophy in healthcare demands a person’s attitude, in all aspects of care, understand the process which happens, obs...