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Significance of Lipid Profile Assay as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Tool

posted 11 Aug 2012, 01:28 by iMed Pub   [ updated 27 Sep 2012, 13:27 ]

by Arun Kumar

Lipid profile as such sounds so simple but the simple measurement of lipid profile in subjects gives massive information about the progression of diseases and still many things about lipids yet to be unveiled. Daily new concepts are coined based on the ongoing researches. This book encompasses the diagnostic and prognostic importance of lipid profile assay. Here the author establishes the importance of lipid assay and it covers some of the research based on lipids in Normolipidemic AMI patients, AIDS patients and also multicenter studies. It was once believed that if one is Normolipidemic than the risk of AMI is lowered but the trends of Hyperlipidemia always associated with AMI have changed. In this book the author shares his experience working with Normolipidemic AMI patients. The research is based on stratification of risk factors in these patients, where the author approaches to elucidate the various risk factors associated with Normolipidemic AMI patients. This book would create an awareness amongst commoners and individuals who considers themselves safe if their lipid profiles are well within normal reference range. The author discusses various risk factors which must be incorporated in routine investigations along with lipid profile as it correlates better about the prognosis of coronary artery disease. The author also shares his experience about these risk variables and the take away home message from this study emphasizes on determination of other risk variables associated with the silent killer. It should be mandatory to analyze these risk variables in appropriate time so that the heavy cost burdened by the patients in Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) could be minimized. The subjects can also lead a healthy life style if heart attack is averted much before just by some few more investigations.

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Advances in Research and Treatment for Alzheimer's disease

posted 7 Apr 2012, 04:36 by iMed Pub   [ updated 24 Nov 2012, 03:08 ]

Alzheimer's disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. The cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease are not well understood. Research indicates that the disease is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain. Current treatments only help with the symptoms of the disease. There are no available treatments that stop or reverse the progression of the disease. As of 2012, more than 1000 clinical trials have been or are being conducted to find ways to treat the disease, but it is unknown if any of the tested treatments will work. Because Alzheimer's disease cannot be cured and is degenerative, the sufferer relies on others for assistance. The role of the main caregiver is often taken by the spouse or a close relative. Alzheimer's disease is known for placing a great burden on caregivers; the pressures can be wide-ranging, involving social, psychological, physical, and economic elements of the caregiver's life. In developed countries, Alzheimer's disease is one of the most costly diseases to society. Research is the only hope to present and future patients and families suffering from this devastating disorder. This book compiles some of the most interesting articles on Alzheimer's disease published lately: from epidemiology and prevention to management and treatment.

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Social Medicine in the 21st Century

posted 2 Jan 2012, 05:51 by iMed Pub   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 05:21 ]

Social health in the 21st centuryPLoS Medicine’s October 2006 issue contained a special collection of eleven magazine articles and five research papers devoted entirely to social medicine. The collection featured many of the leaders in the field, including aul Farmer, Arthur Kleinman, David Satcher, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Dorothy Porter, and Leon Eisenberg. The Kaiser Family Foundation has conducted interviews with two of the authors in this collection, David Satcher and Paul Farmer.

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Quality design in Anatomical Pathology

posted 5 Nov 2011, 09:05 by iMed Pub   [ updated 10 Jun 2012, 10:04 ]

by Anil Malleshi Betigeri
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In practicing anatomic pathology, the pathology report is a reflection of the pathologist’s competence, based on the precision and accuracy involved in finalizing it. Although designing comprehensive quality system policies and procedures at the department level would appear to be the logical approach in the right direction, precision & accuracy may not be easy to achieve due to various factors. While there can be no doubt that the data provided by practitioners of anatomic pathology is highly relevant and valuable to the practice of evidence based medicine in the clinical arena one would do well to keep in mind that the knowledge base in this speciality is predominantly observational; which can create a butterfly effect in clinical outcome. Clinical practitioners play an essential role in error reduction through several avenues such as effective test ordering, providing accurate and pertinent clinical information, procuring high-quality specimens, providing a timely follow-up on test results, effectively communicating on potentially discrepant diagnoses, and advocating second opinions on the pathology diagnosis in specific situations. This is indeed the right time to consider a re-look into the functioning of our anatomic pathology departments; Multidisciplinary approach is an ideal way forward in analyzing our final Diagnosis"

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World Health Report 2012: No Health Without Research

posted 12 Oct 2011, 02:15 by iMed Pub   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 05:17 ]


The World Health Report 2012, the biannual flagship report of the World Health Organization, focuses for the first time in its history on the theme of research for better health. Decisions on healthcare are still made without a solid grounding in research evidence, and an impetus is required for this state of affairs to change. Aimed at ministers of health, the report provides new ideas, innovative thinking, and pragmatic advice on how to strengthen health research systems. WHO and PLoS have launched an initiative to encourage researchers to complement and substantiate the key messages in World Health Report 2012 by creating a special WHO/PLoS Collection. PLoS invited the submission of papers, especially from low- and middle-income countries, on topics related to strengthening of key functions and components of national health research systems. The World Health Report 2012 focuses on eight specific areas, discussed in the editorial, within the theme of 'No Health Without Research.' We highlight below some examples of articles previously published in PLoS journals in these specific areas of interest. Now iMedPub brings this collection to you within a book.

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Escherichia coli infections

posted 11 Oct 2011, 13:30 by iMed Pub   [ updated 10 Jun 2012, 10:06 ]

by Viroj Wiwanitkit
Bacterial diarrhea due to E. coli that is widely spread in the present year (2011). The problem started in Western countries where the settings are considered to have good hygiene. The infection becomes a widespread problem and very important to the present day. Preparedness and response to outbreaks of this disease that may occur in any country is important concern. Knowledge about the disease, E. coli infection, is an interesting thing to realize. This book was compiled with this disease, E. coli infection, in its entirety. Data on a clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment are hereby presented. Also issue on disease protection is also offered for interested readers. The concept of food security is also provided as supplementary. This book is suitable for all ages, for those who love and want to distantly draw themselves from this disease. You should not miss to read this book.

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Atlas of Biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease

posted 11 Oct 2011, 11:22 by iMed Pub   [ updated 3 Nov 2012, 04:42 ]

by Manuel Menendez
In view of the growing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) worldwide, there is an urgent need for the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective therapeutic interventions. At the earliest stages of AD, no significant cognitive or functional impairment is detected by conventional clinical methods. However, new technologies based on structural and functional neuroimaging, and on the biochemical analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may reveal correlates of intracerebral pathology in individuals with mild, predementia symptoms. These putative correlates are commonly referred to as AD-related biomarkers. The relevance of the early diagnosis of AD relies on the hypothesis that pharmacological interventions with disease-modifying compounds are likely to produce clinically relevant benefits if started early enough in the continuum towards dementia. Here we review the clinical characteristics of the prodromal and transitional states from normal cognitive ageing to dementia in AD. We further address recent developments in biomarker research to support the early diagnosis and prediction of dementia, and point out the challenges and perspectives for the translation of research data into clinical practice. This book is an atlas containing images from research studies on biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. It includes a brief description of every image with its reference.

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Point of care testing

posted 10 Sep 2011, 00:00 by iMed Pub   [ updated 23 Jan 2012, 10:15 ]

by Viroj Wiwanitkit
Point of care testing (POCT) is a new concept in laboratory medicine that is widely used at present. It is the new advent that helps ease medical care in the present day. The knowledge on the POCT medicine is very important and necessary for the general practitioner. In this specific book, the author summarizes, presents and discusses on the concept of POCT, its importance and examples of important POCT tools. 

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