This book is a comprehensive and authoritative source on nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pathogens and diseases and their appropriate management, with a focus on lung disease. NTM diseases, especially lung diseases, are increasing in prevalence in the U.S. and internationally with concomitant growing interest in a broad section of the medical community. Often merely included in coverage of tuberculosis, many aspects of NTM organisms and diseases are actually very different than TB. These differences are not intuitive or trivial and frequently result in suboptimal management of NTM patients. This book addresses these gaps in the literature with chapters on microbiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, the various diseases that can stem from NTM, and their particular management. There is also coverage on prevention and NTM as a public health problem. For pulmonologists and infectious disease physicians, this is the definitive resource on nontuberculous mycobacteria.
Mathematical Statistics with Applications
This textbook is of an interdisciplinary nature and is designed for a two- or one-semester course in
probability and statistics, with basic calculus as a prerequisite. The book is primarily written to give
a sound theoretical introduction to statistics while emphasizing applications. If teaching statistics
is the main purpose of a... Web Engineering: A Practioner's Approach
As we began to plan this book, we worried that it would become lost in the
hundreds—no, thousands—of volumes that have been written on “Web design,”
HTML, Java, XML, or any of the myriad technologies that must be understood
to build successful Web-based systems and applications (WebApps). To our surprise,
Handbook of Asynchronous Machines with Variable Speed (ISTE)
This handbook deals with the asynchronous machine in its close environment. It was born from a reflection on this electromagnetic converter whose integration in industrial environments takes a wide part. Previously this type of motor operated at fixed speed, from now on it has been integrated more and more in processes at variable speed. For...
Graphics Gems Iv/Book and Mac Version Disk (The Graphics Gems Series) (No.4)
We make images to communicate. The ultimate measure of the quality of our images is how well they communicate information and ideas from the creator’s mind to the perceiver’s mind. The efficiency of this communication, and the quality of our image, depends on both what we want to say and to whom we intend to say it. I believe that...
Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective
Considering its importance, the history of fetal health and mortality remains a neglected area. Medical historians have tended to focus on maternal mortality and professional conflicts between midwives rather than on the unborn, while among the social scientists demographers and epidemiologists have until recently devoted most of their...
Atlas of Trichoscopy: Dermoscopy in Hair and Scalp Disease
The aim of this atlas is to provide detailed and comprehensive, easy-to-use information, sufficient to perform trichoscopy in clinical practice. From basics to advanced knowledge, everything in one book. In this sense it is rather an “illustrated textbook” than solely an atlas. It includes evidence based information, acknowledged...