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highly regarded physiology pro
Physiology (5th edition)

Written by highly regarded physiology professor Linda S. Costanzo, this revised Fifth Edition provides an excellent physiology review for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. The book concisely covers key physiology principles and includes clinical correlations to emphasize connections between physiology and clinical medicine.
NEW! Full-color design, flow charts, illustrations, and tables that summarize information for convenient review
Each chapter is written in the popular Board Review Series (BRS) outline format and features bolded key terms to streamline your study
Over 350 USMLE-style questions, answers, and rationales both electronically and in print reinforce your physiology review
A FREE companion website offers an online E-book and an interactive question bank with all the questions from the book so you can customize your review tests!

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Jess G. Thoene
Small Molecule Therapy for Genetic Disease

Thoene summarises the substantial work that has been accomplished in the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism with simple molecules. This handbook will enable interested clinician scientists to rapidly survey the field, thus ascertaining what has been done as well as future directions for therapeutic research. Its important introductory chapters discuss the infrastructure of the field. The book closely analyses the cofactors used to augment the function of defective enzymes and the compounds that are able to utilise an alternative pathway in order to avoid the consequences of the metabolic block present in the patient. Among other therapies, the authors discuss the use of zinc and tetrathiomolybdate to treat Wilson’s disease and the use of cysteamine to treat nephropathic cystinosis.

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Chiara Nosarti, Robin M. Murra
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Preterm Birth: From Childhood to Adult Life

The improved survival of very preterm and very low birth weight infants in recent decades has been associated with an increase in the prevalence of physical and neurodevelopmental problems. Attention is increasingly being focused on the quality of life of survivors, who are at greater risk of brain damage and consequent neurological disorders, and neuropsychological and behavioural impairments. In this volume, leading experts present a comprehensive and up-to-date perspective on research in various aspects of the long-term consequences of very preterm birth. As well as extending existing knowledge of the neurodevelopmental sequelae following very preterm birth, a shared aim of this burgeoning body of research is to identify the mechanisms underlying variations in outcome, and thus recognise subgroups of children who are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental problems, for whom appropriate intervention strategies can be devised. Pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists will all find this to be essential reading.

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