Collection of Open Access Books

4D Fetal Echocardiography

by,
Giuseppe Rizzo

DOI: 10.2174/97816080504441100101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-044-4, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60805-634-7




Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most frequent malformation in the human fetus and are the leading cause of mortality due to mal...[view complete introduction]

An Ecological Perspective on Health Promotion Systems, Settings and Social Processes

by,
Bente Wold

DOI: 10.2174/97816080534141120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-341-4, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-564-7




This e-book adds a new dimension to currently available text in health promotion by applying examples from evaluation studies to explore b...[view complete introduction]

Atmospheric Flow Fields: Theory, Numerical Methods and Software Tools

by,
G. Latini

DOI: 10.2174/97816080548311120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-483-1, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-627-9




This e-book is a collection of chapters on practical and theoretical aspects of atmospheric flows over flat and complex terrain, with ...[view complete introduction]

Consanguinity – Its Impact, Consequences and Management

by,
Lutfi A. Jaber

DOI: 10.2174/97816080588841140101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-888-4, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-60805-889-1




Consanguineous marriages have been practiced for hundreds of years, predominantly by Moslems. Although it is generally accepted among ...[view complete introduction]

Drugs, Sex and Crime – Empirical Contributions

by,
Danilo A. Baltieri

DOI: 10.2174/97816080507031090101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-070-3, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60805-622-4




This book covers some recent researches on the interface between drug misuse and crime and demonstrates that some types of violent cri...[view complete introduction]

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals

by,
Francisco Sánchez-Bayo

DOI: 10.2174/97816080512121110101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-121-2, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60805-663-7




Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals presents a comprehensive, yet readable account of the known disturbances caused...[view complete introduction]

Frontiers in RNAi

Volume 1
by,
Ralph A. Tripp

DOI: 10.2174/97816080594091140101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-940-9, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-60805-941-6
ISSN: 2352-8400




RNA Interference (RNAi) arrived in the scientific community just over a decade ago, and has since blossomed with new connections being...[view complete introduction]

Functional Molecular Imaging In Hepatology

by,
Susanne Keiding

DOI: 10.2174/97816080529051120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-290-5, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-677-4




The eBook discusses how the special physiology of the liver must be considered when applying functional molecular imaging in hepatolog...[view complete introduction]

Grasping the Future: Advances in Powered Upper Limb Prosthetics

by,
Vincenzo P. Castelli

DOI: 10.2174/97816080543981120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-439-8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-438-1




The technological level of upper limb prostheses has always been fairly poor so far if compared with that of other analogous systems (...[view complete introduction]

Health Policy in Ageing Populations: Economic Modeling of Chronic Disease Policy Options in Australia

by,
Agnes E.G. Walker

DOI: 10.2174/97816080581671130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-816-7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-817-4




In a global environment of rapid increases in health expenditures, health policies in Australia and in many other countries are curren...[view complete introduction]

Hepatic Elastography Using Ultrasound Waves

by,
Ioan Sporea

DOI: 10.2174/97816080546331120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-463-3, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-557-9




Some time ago, Schiano raised the question "To B or not to B", which means "To Biopsy or not to Biopsy" the liver for the evaluation ...[view complete introduction]

Hepatic Elastography Using Ultrasound Waves Revised Edition of Volume 1

by,
Ioan Sporea


eISBN: 978-1-68108-401-5, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68108-402-2




Liver biopsy (LB) is sometimes considered to be the "gold standard" for the evaluation of liver morphology in the diagnosis of chroni...[view complete introduction]

Multifunctional Two- and Three-Dimensional Polycrystalline X-Ray Diffractometry

by,
Qiuzi Cong

DOI: 10.2174/97816080507651110101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-076-5, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60805-625-5




A novel X-ray diffraction (XRD) theory is intensively revealed in this book. The theory will extend present XRD view from one dimensio...[view complete introduction]

Oocyte Maturation and Fertilization: A long history for a short event

by,
Elisabetta Tosti

DOI: 10.2174/97816080518231110101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-182-3, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60805-062-8




Events of reproduction occurring from meiotic resumption of the immature oocyte up to its exit from the second meiotic block following...[view complete introduction]

Ricin Toxin

by,
John W. Cherwonogrodzky

DOI: 10.2174/97816080587851140101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-878-5, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-60805-879-2




`Ricin Toxin’ brings together a collection of in depth and cutting edge reviews that focus on the current understanding of ricin toxin...[view complete introduction]

Rule Developing Experimentation: A Systematic Approach to Understand & Engineer the Consumer Mind

by,
Alex Gofman (Deceased)

DOI: 10.2174/97816080528441120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-284-4, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-419-0




Consumers have been increasingly involved in the innovation process in the last few decades, a major driving force of business success...[view complete introduction]

Science TQM, New Quality Management Principle: The Quality Management Strategy of Toyota

by,
Kakuro Amasaka

DOI: 10.2174/97816080528201120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-282-0, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-423-7




When we look at the quality management issues that have faced, both, in Japan and the rest of the world recently, it is clear that a n...[view complete introduction]

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells

by,
Roberto Murri

DOI: 10.2174/97816080551801130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-518-0, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-456-5




Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells explains concepts related to technologies for silicon (Si) based photovoltaic applications. Topics...[view complete introduction]

Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

by,
Saxby Pridmore

DOI: 10.2174/97816080516941100101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-169-4, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60805-705-4




"Suicide and Predicament: the medical model of suicide is incomplete" takes a broad view of suicide. It argues that a large proportion...[view complete introduction]

The 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery February 4 - 7, 2008, Dubai, UAE

by,
Eureka Science

DOI: 10.2174/97816080517311130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-173-1, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60805-122-9




The 1st International Conference on Drug Design and Discovery (ICDDD) was organized on Feb. 4 -7, 2008 at the Dubai World Trade Center...[view complete introduction]

The Impacts of Skiing and Related Winter Recreational Activities on Mountain Environments

by,
Christian Rixen

DOI: 10.2174/97816080548861130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-488-6, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-632-3




This e-book reviews environmental impacts of ski tourism in mountain environments. Specifically, the book addresses skiing impacts on ...[view complete introduction]

The Role of Saliva Cortisol Measurement in Health and Disease

by,
Margareta Kristenson

DOI: 10.2174/97816080534211120101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-342-1, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60805-071-0




This e-book is based on a critical evaluation of existing literature on salivary cortisol, aiming to evaluate the utility of salivary ...[view complete introduction]

Towards a Unified Soil Mechanics Theory: The Use of Effective Stresses in Unsaturated Soils

by,
Eduardo Rojas

DOI: 10.2174/97816080573991130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-739-9, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-740-5




With the application of the effective stress concept, the strength and volumetric behavior of saturated materials was clearly understo...[view complete introduction]

Transforming Sexual Health in Scotland: Cultural, Organisational and Partnership Approaches

by,
Rosie Ilett

DOI: 10.2174/97816080506591100101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-065-9, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60805-101-4




This edited collection provides a unique insight into sexual health in Scotland. It sets out the challenges facing Scotland in terms o...[view complete introduction]

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