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Understanding Pathophysiology – 7th Edition

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 dicembre 2019

The “Understanding Pathophysiology. Edition No. 7” book has been added to’s offering.Make difficult pathophysiology concepts come to life! Filled with vibrant illustrations, simplified language, and detailed online content Understanding Pathophysiology, 7th Edition delivers the most accurate information on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease across the lifespan. This new edition is fully revised and includes coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics to you with a thorough understanding of conditions affecting the human body. Plus, with over 30 new 3D animations on the companion Evolve site, quick check boxes at the end of each chapter, and disease progression algorithms, this text helps you engage with the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in nursing school and in practice.

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Over 7,000 professionals discussing new answers to old questions in allergies and immunology

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 giugno 2015

AllergensBarcelona. Researchers and physicians from almost 100 countries have registered for the 34th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) held in Barcelona (Spain) on 6-10 June. The attendees, including around 500 members of faculty with a passion for exchanging knowledge and discussing recent developments in allergies, have submitted close to 2,000 abstracts under the congress theme “Allergy: new answers to old questions”.Grass pollen is the major cause of allergic sensitisations to outdoor allergens all over Europe.1 Research conducted by Prof. Jeroen Buters, from the ZAUM–Center of Allergy & Environment, Helmholtz Center Munich/Technische Universität München, has contributed to our understanding on how global climate change has affected the duration and distribution of grass pollen allergen, and has suggested the need to consider molecular aerobiology in addition to counting pollen for the assessment of exposure to airborne allergens, especially in clinical trials and epidemiologic studies.”Although pollen counts are indispensable for agriculture, phenology, climate change and health, airborne allergen adds a new dimension to understanding allergic rhinitis and asthma”, says Prof. Buters. The study shows that airborne grass pollen is present everywhere in Europe, but there are large variations in pollen counts between countries; for instance, the Finnish station had the lowest pollen counts, whereas the Portuguese station recorded the highest.There is an enormous variety of bacteria living in and on specific sites of the human body. Although some of them can cause infections, we could not live without some others because they play an important role in the correct functioning of the metabolic or immune system. For this reason they can be considered both friends and foes, as pointed out by Prof. Liam O’Mahony, from the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, University of Zurich (Switzerland). He has explained that a healthy immune response to bacteria involves the activation of cells that fight the infection, but there is also activation of regulatory cells that dampen down the immune response so that it does not damage the tissue or organ involved. These regulatory cells, stimulated by exposure to bacteria, can also dampen down the immune responses that cause allergy or autoimmune diseases.”As our exposure to bacteria has been altered, perhaps also the stimulation of these regulatory cells is reduced and that’s why we have more allergies and autoimmune disorders,” argues Prof. O’Mahony. “Therefore there is the potential that certain bacteria can then be used to stimulate these regulatory cells and rebalance the immune system so it no longer becomes activated by allergens or self-proteins.”Medical psychologist Dr. Audrey Dunn Galvin, from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork (Ireland), states that food allergy in a child – in combination with the everyday activities of caring for a family – pose challenges to parents, only fragments of which are revealed to clinicians. Intervention programmes for parents involve imparting knowledge or teaching effective strategies for managing food allergy. For some parents, however, not effectively managing food allergy is linked to ways of thinking or beliefs rather than the lack of knowledge. These beliefs may sometimes be based on inaccurate information gleaned from a multitude of sources.A new study2 led by Prof. Gideon Lack at Kings College London now provides proof that the early introduction of peanuts dramatically decreases the risk of developing a peanut allergy by a staggering 70-80%. The findings of the study suggest that the advice given for decades by allergists recommending that young infants should avoid consuming allergenic foods such as peanuts to prevent food allergies is incorrect and may have contributed to the rise in peanut and other food allergies.Dr. Dunn Galvin explains that this is a very controversial topic: “Parental beliefs will interfere with effective management, particularly when they are based on inaccurate information, leading to feelings of stress, lack of control, mistrust and uncertainty. These negative feelings distract parents from the task of parenting, and make it more difficult for them to react appropriately and effectively to the practical everyday challenges of balancing safety with positive socio-emotional and cognitive development in the growing child”. Therefore, the quality of life of children and their families can be affected together with their safety, health and well being.Given the need for more education and information, the EAACI Patients Organisations Committee (POC) Workshop will be held at the congress and will be attended by 23 representatives from Patients Organisations from around the world. They will share knowledge about experimental strategies for food allergy, how to bridge the gap between patients and clinicians and how to enhance patient safety in allergic therapies.”Patient Organisations bring real life into the scientific world; we are a bridge between medical scientific activities and the daily lives of allergic patients,” says Frans Timmermans, Chair of the EAACI Patient Organisations Committee. “This platform is where we can work together to raise awareness within the political field and with policymakers so that allergy health care becomes a major EU health issue resulting in policies and measures to raise the quality of life of people with allergies.”The outstanding achievements of female scientists will be acknowledged at the Annual Congress “Women in Science” Symposium on Sunday 7 June. This year’s theme “At the forefront of asthma research” will feature lectures by Prof. Mübeccel Akdis, Prof. Monica Kraft and Prof. Wytske Fokkens.The Symposium will be chaired by EAACI women leaders Antonella Muraro, EAACI President, and Ioana Agache, Vice-President for Communication and Membership. “The event addresses the needs of women in science from well deserved acknowledgement to mentorship and representation in scientific and leadership bodies,” they say. “By sharing their journey through science EAACI women can inspire and empower and thus forge a strong community.”
The EAACI Annual Congress brings together leading scientists and researchers, but also national allergy societies (NAS) from all over Europe, thus spreading the newest scientific research and best practice to numerous countries. The EAACI and the NAS work together to identify common goals and action plans at both the national and European levels to tackle the allergy crisis.

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A Journey through Sculptural Budapest

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 agosto 2010

London 27th September – 3rd October 2010 The Gallery Soho, 125 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EW Private View: Monday 27th September, 6pm till 8.30pm Lang’s exhibition, Monumental Misconceptions, is an irreverent examination of the role of the object within the social conscious and demonstrates how art, like history, is fluid and open to interpretation.
The fine line between sculpture as an object and as a form of socio-historical interpretation is explored by Liane Lang in her new exhibition Monumental Misconceptions.  This award-winning artist challenges society’s conventional understanding of historical monuments by taking a contemporary perspective that re-contextualises them. Using life-size models and props intermingled with more traditional bronze or steel sculptures, Lang creates unnerving, humorous and thought-provoking installations. This dichotomy of contexts and mediums is further emphasised by capturing these alter-realities using new media such as photography, film and pre-cinematic zoetropes.
Lang photographed sculptures in several other sites around the city of Budapest during her residency. Included in her forthcoming exhibition are images from the 19th century Kerepeszi cemetery (which also contains many Soviet era graves) and from the running track at Nepstadion. This all but forgotten site of Hungary’s sporting history is surrounded by groups of giant steel plated figures representing sportsmen and soldiers. In the video work The Track Lang animates these figures, apparently frozen in the act of movement, drawing out their strangely ambiguous message of sport and camaraderie, militarism and propaganda. (image)

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The Alliance of Civilizations Forum 2010

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 aprile 2010

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27-29 May 2010 under the theme “Bridging Cultures, building Peace” The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will convene its third annual Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from May 27-29, 2010, under the theme “Bridging Cultures, Building Peace”. Over 2,000 participants, including political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, youth groups, faith communities, research centers, foundations and journalists, will come together to agree on joint actions to improve relations across cultures, combat prejudice and build lasting peace.
Among the attendees to the forum are President Lula da Silva of Brazil, Prime Minister Zapatero of Spain, Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Sampaio, High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. This year’s forum will take place in Rio de Janeiro, a diverse city built on years of cultural exchanges, which will provide the perfect backdrop for efforts to address the complex challenges diverse societies face today.More than ever, our world is shaped by intense interaction among diverse cultural, religious and linguistic communities. This growing diversity is a source of enrichment and opportunity, but can also lead to tensions, misunderstanding and hostility. Building peaceful relations among diverse cultures has become one of the most important and challenging tasks faced by modern societies. Questions discussed over the course of the three-day forum include: •    What kind of actions do we need to combat intolerance and prejudice? •    What tools do children and young people need to navigate an increasingly complex and multicultural world? •    What is the impact of globalization on people’s sense of belonging and identity? •    How do economic inequalities impact on relations among diverse communities? •    How can the media help bridge cross-cultural divides and change perceptions of the other? •    How can we create inclusive societies, founded on the respect for human rights and diversity? The Rio Forum will be an inclusive platform, bringing together the knowledge, experience and energy of a wide range of partners, all committed to rethink the way in which we deal with tensions across cultures and to agree on concrete, practical initiatives to promote trust and understanding

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