Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ScienceDirect eBooks - January 2015 to Present

Chronic renal disease / edited by P.L. Kimmel and M.E. Rosenberg

This book "comprehensively investigates the physiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and managment of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This translational reference takes an in-depth look at CKD while excluding coverage of dialysis or transplantation, which are both well detailed in other textbooks and references. Chapters in the basic science sections are devoted to the scientific underpinnings of the development and progression of CKD, including consideration of different etiologic factors. Chapters in the treatment and management sections are geared towards the most common problems faced by nephrologists in the management of CKD. Each chapter relates specific illnesses to the CKD framework instead of covering only the specific illness. Readers will learn, for example, how the management of CKD in a patient with diabetic nephropathy differs from that of other CKD patients. Chapters indicate which unique complications the reader needs to be aware of when treating a specific patient or disease."



Coffee in health and disease prevention / edited by V. Preedy

This book "presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in coffee, their reported benefits (or toxicity risks) and also explores them on a health-condition specific level, providing researchers and academics with a single-volume resource to help in identifying potential treatment uses. No other book on the market considers all the varieties of coffee in one volume, or takes the disease-focused approach that will assist in directing further research and studies.
"This book embraces a holistic approach and effectively investigates coffee and its specific compounds from the biochemical to the nutritional well-being of geographic populations. This book represents essential reading for researchers in nutrition, dietetics, food science, biochemistry, and public health."


Color atlas of dental implant surgery, 4th edition / by M.S. Block



"Learn to master implant procedures and techniques with ease using this vivid atlas-style guide! Written by leading expert Michael S. Block, DMD, [this book] provides clear, full-color clinical photos and practical instructions covering a wide range of implant challenges. This guide will walk you through treatment planning, pre-surgical guidelines, detailed surgical techniques, and postoperative follow-up. This new fourth edition also includes expansive content updates, realistic case studies, and a new companion website that houses over 60 video clips that clearly demonstrate the nuances and techniques of implant procedures that can't be seen in still photos. With this book, you'll be fully prepared to address any implant-related situation and achieve optimal results!"



Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd edition / by C.E. Misch

"Written by the foremost authority in the field, Dental Implant Prosthetics, 2nd Edition helps you advance your skills and understanding of implant prosthetics. Comprehensive coverage inlcudes both simple and complicated clinical cases, with practical guidance on how to apply the latest research, diagnostic tools, treatment planning, implant designs, materials, and techniques to provide superior patient outcomes."


Dental secrets, 4th edition / by S.T. Sonis

"Offering practical tips and expert answers to topics in dentistry and oral medicine, Dental Secrets, 4th Edition provides an ideal preparation tool for exams, clinical rotations, and board certification. A concise, illustrated Q&A format covers key areas such as oral pathology and radiology, periodontology, endodontics, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, infection control, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Written by Stephen Soni and a team of expert contributors, this mini-reference makes it easier to prepare for real-world clinical scenarios and review for the NBDE and other certification exams."


Dentine hypersensitivity : developing a person-centred approach to oral health / edited by P.G. Robinson

This book "will be of interest to all those working on person centred oral health related research because it provides not only an account of the findings of a series of studies into dentine hypersensitivity drawing on the research traditions of epidemiology, sociology, psychology, and dental public health but an integrated study of the benefits of exploring a single oral condition from this range of disciplines.
  • Provides an introduction to Dentine Hypersensitivity, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to detail interdisciplinary research on the subject
  • Outlines the clinical presentation of Dentine Hypersensitivity and the underlying physiological mechanisms
  • Presents a case study of how social and behavioral science can bring new insights into the experience, treatment, and fundamental knowledge of an important dental condition
  • Written by prominent dentists, psychologists, sociologists, and industry scientists working specifically on the topic of Dentine Hypersensitivity and its subsequent research" 


"In a cross-disciplinary field like dementia research and practice, clinicians and researchers need a comprehensive resource which will quickly help them identify a range of nutritional components and how they affect cognitive decline and the development of dementia." This book:
  • "Explores the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes
  • Focuses on both clinical nutrition applications and the innovative preclinical studies that serve as the foundation for rigorous trials
  • Covers specific conditions and mechanisms in dementias, as well as general aspects, risk factors, lifestyle and guidelines for practitioners
  • Organizes chapter content in terms of the molecular, mechanistic, epidemiologic, and practical, so that correlations can be observed across conditions"



"Help your patients look better and improve their self-esteem with this complete, user-friendly guide to all of the latest esthetic dentistry procedures that are in high demand. Thoroughly updated by the most renowned leaders in the field, the new third edition of Esthetic Dentistry: A Clinical Approach to Techniques and Materials offers clearly highlighted techniques in step-by-step fashion, with unmistakable delineation of armamentarium, for the treatment of esthetic problems. Hundreds of clinical tips are included throughout the book to help alert you to potential problems, variations on techniques, and other treatment considerations. Plus, an invaluable troubleshooting guide covers the different types of esthetic problems (such as size, discoloration, and spacing issues), potential solutions, and references to chapters where the specific problem is discussed in detail. With this expert reference in hand, you will have all you need to master the latest esthetic procedures that your patients want!"



This book "provides everything you need to know to successfully apply biomechanics in clinical orthodontics. This edition features new content in the areas of tooth movement, treating Class III malocclusions, skeletal anchorage, Surgery First treatment plans, and space closure. In addition to comprehensive guidance on basic biomechanic principles, this state-of-the-art reference also shows how all techniques can apply biomechanical principles to improve the force delivery, understand and prevent side effects, and achieve predictable results."


Handbook of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation / by M.S. Clark and A.L. Brunick

"This unique chairside handbook is the only product of its kind focused specifically on nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 4th Edition takes a need-to-know approach, featuring a user-friendly outline format that is easy to digest along, with summary tables and boxes, helpful icons, clear illustrations, and step-by-step techniques with photos. Now in full color, this portable text is ideal in educational and clinical settings."


Medical emergencies in the dental office, 7th edition / by S.F. Malamed

"Be prepared to handle life-threatening dental emergencies! Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition helps you learn the skills needed to manage medical emergencies in the dental office or clinic. It describes how to recognize and manage medical emergencies promptly and proactively, and details the resources that must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. This edition includes new guidelines for drug-related emergencies, cardiac arrest, and more. Written by respected educator Dr. Stanley Malamed, this expert resource provides dental professionals with the tools for implementing a basic action plan for managing medical emergencies."


Planning a career in biomedical and life sciences : making informed choices / by A.I. Gotlieb



This book "presents useful information, insights, and tips to those pursuing a career in the biomedical and life sciences. The book focuses on making educated choices during schooling, training, and job searching in both the academic and non-academic sectors.  The premise of Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences is that by understanding the full path of a career in either the biomedical or life science fields, you can proactively plan your career, recognize any opportunities that present themselves, and be well prepared to address important aspects of your own professional development. Topics include choosing your training path, selecting the best supervisor/mentor, and negotiating a job offer.
  • Provides strategies on evaluating biomedical and life sciences education and professional development opportunities in a thorough and systematic fashion.
  • Discusses possible pitfalls and offers insight into how to navigate them successfully at various points of a scientist’s career.
  • Offers valuable advice on how to make the best choices for yourself at any stage in your career."

Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry series, Volume 1

"Nairn Wilson CBE – one of the world’s leading dental educationalists – presents a unique volume designed to introduce practitioners to the world of esthetic dentistry with the goal of safely expanding his or her current scope of practice. Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout, this beautiful yet practical volume introduces the subject of esthetic dentistry to the reader with topics ranging from patient psychology and dental ethics to the maintenance of dental attractiveness. Principles and Practice of Esthetic Dentistry will be suitable for all dental practitioners – whether qualified or in training."


Public health mini-guides : alcohol misuse / by K. Barrie and A. Scriven
Public Health and Health Promotion series


This book "provides up-to-date, evidence-based information in a convenient pocket-sized format. Alcohol Misuse is a major public health concern in the UK, and its impact is significant on a global scale. This Mini-Guide presents resources, research and examples relating to this challenge, exploring the causes of alcohol misuse along with the approaches to reduce alcohol problems at both individual and population levels."


Scully's medical problems in dentistry, 7th edition / by C. Scully


"This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge."


Translational regenerative medicine / edited by A. Atala and J. Allickson




This book "is a reference book that outlines the life cycle for effective implementation of discoveries in the dynamic field of regenerative medicine. By addressing science, technology, development, regulatory, manufacturing, intellectual property, investment, financial, and clinical aspects of the field, this work takes a holistic look at the translation of science and disseminates knowledge for practical use of regenerative medicine tools, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Incorporating contributions from leaders in the fields of translational science across academia, industry, and government, this book establishes a more fluid transition for rapid translation of research to enhance human health and well-being.
  • Provides formulaic coverage of the landscape, process development, manufacturing, challenges, evaluation, and regulatory aspects of the most promising regenerative medicine clinical applications
  • Covers clinical aspects of regenerative medicine related to skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone, fat, muscle, vascular system, hematopoietic /immune system, peripheral nerve, central nervous system, endocrine system, ophthalmic system, auditory system, oral system, respiratory system, cardiac system, renal system, hepatic system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system
  • Identifies effective, proven tools and metrics to identify and pursue clinical and commercial regenerative medicine"


"Are we satisfied with the rate of drug development? Are we happy with the drugs that come to market? Are we getting our money’s worth in spending for basic biomedical research?



"In Translational Systems Biology, Drs. Yoram Vodovotz and Gary An address these questions by providing a foundational description the barriers facing biomedical research today and the immediate future, and how these barriers could be overcome through the adoption of a robust and scalable approach that will form the underpinning of biomedical research for the future. By using a combination of essays providing the intellectual basis of the Translational Dilemma and reports of examples in the study of inflammation, the content of Translational Systems Biology will remain relevant as technology and knowledge advances bring broad translational applicability to other diseases.

"Translational systems biology is an integrated, multi-scale, evidence-based approach that combines laboratory, clinical and computational methods with an explicit goal of developing effective means of control of biological processes for improving human health and rapid clinical application. This comprehensive approach to date has been utilized for in silico studies of sepsis, trauma, hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury, acute liver failure, wound healing, and inflammation.

  • Provides an explicit, reasoned, and systematic approach to dealing with the challenges of translational science across disciplines
  • Establishes the case for including computational modeling at all stages of biomedical research and healthcare delivery, from early pre-clinical studies to long-term care, by clearly delineating efficiency and costs saving important to business investment
  • Guides readers on how to communicate across domains and disciplines, particularly between biologists and computational researchers, to effectively develop multi- and trans-disciplinary research teams"

Note that you will not find the following titles in the U of T library catalogue (but we are working on remedying this!):

Biomaterials and medical device-associated infections / edited by L. Barnes and I. Cooper


"Despite advances in materials and sterilisation, patients who receive biomaterials of medical device implants are still at risk of developing an infection around the implantation site. This book reviews the fundamentals of biomaterials and medical device related infections and methods and materials for the treatment and prevention of infection. The first part of the book provides readers with an introduction to the topic including analyses of biofilms, diagnosis and treatment of infection, pathology and topography. The second part of the book discusses a range of established and novel technologies and materials which have been designed to prevent infection.
  • Provides analysis of biofilms and their relevance to implant associated infections.
  • Assesses technologies for controlling biofilms.
  • Considers advantages and disadvantages of in vivo infection studies"


"Written by recognized dental implant surgery experts Marco Rinaldi, Scott Ganz, and Angelo Mottola, Computer-Guided Applications for Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, and Reconstructive Surgery is the first text to provide state-of-the-art information on procedures and techniques used in guided dental implant surgery and bone grafting. It begins with the basic principles of guided dental implants including anatomical obstacles, pathologies, and pharmacological management of patients, and then uses a templated, atlas format to discuss clinical case studies. With a companion website includes videos demonstrating surgical procedures, this text makes it easier for the entire surgical team to share in the diagnosis and treatment planning for patients receiving implants."


Economic evaluation in genomic medicine / by V. Fragoulakis, C. Mitropoulou, M. Williams and G. Patrinos 

This book "introduces health economics and economic evaluation to genomic clinicians and researchers, while also introducing the topic to health economists.
"Each chapter includes an executive summary, questions, and case studies, along with supplementary online materials, including process guides, maps, flow charts, diagrams, and economic evaluation spreadsheets to enhance the learning process.
"The text can easily be used as course material for related graduate and undergraduate courses, providing a succinct overview of the existing, state-of-the-art application of economic evaluation to genomic healthcare and precision medicine.
Interrelates economic evaluation and genomic medicine
Instructs healthcare professionals and bioscientists about economic evaluation in genomic medicine
Teaches health economists about application of economic evaluation in genomic medicine
Introduces health economics and economic evaluation to clinicians and researchers involved in genomics

Includes process guides, maps, flow charts and diagrams"



Enzyme nanoparticles : preparation, characterisation, properties and applications / by C.S. Pundir
A volume in Micro and Nano Technologies

"This book is the first book in English on nanotechnology and nanomaterials integrating with enzymatic systems, with a focus on nanoparticles and biological applications. It covers comprehensively the relevant topics to understand the development of enzyme nanoparticles as it relates to the complicated structures of enzyme nanoparticles and their functionalization and immobilization on to various supports. The preparation of enzyme nanoparticles, their kinetic properties and applications after immobilization of the immobilized enzyme nanoparticles is described. The use of colour images in all formats of the book will improve the understanding of the topics covered. The book offers an integration of Enzymology and Nanotechnology and provides the latest information on preparation of enzyme nanoparticles, their characterization, their functionalization and immobilization on to various supports and thereafter their kinetic properties and applications in various industries with special reference to Biosensor Technology.
Focus on enzyme nanotechnology, given the wide appeal of enzymes for diagnostics, therapy and biocatalysis
Provision of a general background to the topic, but also a detailed description of synthesis, preparation and applications"

Food and dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of disease in older adults / edited by R. Ross Watson

This book "focuses on the ways in which food and dietary supplements affect the major health problems of aging adults. Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and aging studies, as well as healthcare providers who work with elderly patients will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term goal of preventing and treating chronic disease within the elderly.
"This book brings together a broad range of experts working on the different aspects of foods and dietary supplements (vitamins, herbs, plant extracts, etc.) in health promotion and disease prevention. They have contributed chapters which define a range of ways in which foods, nutriceuticals, and dietary supplements prevent disease and promote health in older adults. They begin by reviewing the medicinal role of foods, herbal, and dietary supplements in health promotion in older adults, as well as some of the most commonly used supplements in elder "self-medication." They review the most recent studies of how foods, herbal, and dietary supplements are effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other obesity associated diseases in older adults. Then they consider alcohol, other drugs, and plant based drugs of abuse which can adversely affect the health of older adults. Lastly, they consider foods and dietary supplements in gene regulation in older adults.

  • Investigates the important nutritional requirements of the aging population in health and in relation to various acute and chronic diseases
  • Explores the nutritional effects of botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits, and risks, to ensure safe consumption
  • Reviews studies of common diseases within the aging population including cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, and infectious diseases that can alter the intake of foods, supplements, and/or requirements for various nutrients
  • Investigates the mechanisms of action of components of foods and dietary supplements, in particular gene activation and epigenetics"




"Medical modelling and the principles of medical imaging, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Rapid Prototyping (also known as Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing) are important techniques relating to various disciplines - from biomaterials engineering to surgery. Building on the success of the first edition, [this book] provides readers with a revised edition of the original text, along with key information on innovative imaging techniques, Rapid Prototyping technologies and case studies. Following an overview of medical imaging for Rapid Prototyping, the book goes on to discuss working with medical scan data and techniques for Rapid Prototyping. In this second edition there is an extensive section of peer-reviewed case studies, describing the practical applications of advanced design technologies in surgical, prosthetic, orthotic, dental and research applications.
  • Covers the steps towards rapid prototyping, from conception (modelling) to manufacture (manufacture)
  • Includes a comprehensive case studies section on the practical application of computer-aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP)
  • Provides an insight into medical imaging for rapid prototyping and working with medical scan data"







This book "explores the infrastructure of the academy and provides a systematic account of where and why women and minorities fall behind men in the preparation for and development of their academic careers. This book offers useful strategies for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and minorities. Chapters include testimonials from faculty and administrators about how they made their ascent within the academy."
This book "also discusses how to modify and expand faculty recruiting programs, how to diversify search committees, how to encourage intervention by deans, and how to assess past hiring efforts. This guide is an important resource for women and minorities seeking success in the academy as well as for administrators focused on faculty and professional development.

  • Outlines barriers and challenges that this population is confronted with and provides several solutions and approaches for combating these issues.
  • Includes insightful testimonials from contributors at various stages in their academic careers.
  • Identifies critical success paths of a Professional Support Network (PSN) and pinpoints what components of the PSN are needed and how to acquire them."






"Expand your skills in the rapidly growing field of laser dentistry! The new second edition of Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry contains everything you need to know about the latest laser procedures across all areas of dentistry. With vivid clinical photos and easy-to-follow writing, Dr. Robert A. Convissar and his team of dental experts walk you through the most common uses of lasers in areas like: periodontics, periodontal surgery, oral pathology, implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, cosmetic procedures, endodontics, operative dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book also covers topics such as the history of lasers in dentistry, laser research, the latest laser equipment, and how to go about incorporating lasers into your practice, so that you are fully equipped to use lasers successfully in your treatments."






This book "provides an update on major achievements in the translation of research into medically relevant results and therapeutics.

"The book presents a thorough discussion of biomarkers, early human trials, and networking models, and includes institutional and industrial support systems. It also covers algorithms that have influenced all major areas of biomedical research in recent years, resulting in an increasing numbers of new chemical/biological entities (NCEs or NBEs) as shown in FDA statistics.
"The book is ideal for use as a guide for biomedical scientists to establish a systematic approach to translational medicine.
  • Provides an in-depth description of novel tools for the assessment of translatability of trials to balance risk and improve projects at any given stage of product development
  • New chapters deal with translational issues in the fastest growing population (the elderly), case studies, translatability assessment tools, and advances in nanotherapies
  • Details IPR issues of translation, especially for public-private-partnerships
  • Contains contributions from world leaders in translational medicine, including the former NIH director and authorities from various European regulatory institutions"



A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine

"The recent emphasis in biomedical research on translational biology and personalized medicine is revolutionizing conceptual and experimental approaches to understanding and improving human health. Translational Biology in Medicine begins with an introduction to experimental model systems for disease, such as cell lines, primary cells, stem cells and animal models for disease, followed by a systematic description of genetic and genomic profiling and biomarker validation currently used in biomedical research. Examples of translation studies that have used these models and methods are presented, including studies in aging, tissue repair and chronic infection, each with an emphasis on how personalized medicine is transforming biomedicine. Bioethical considerations in translational study design and bioethical considerations in biomedical research are then covered, before concluding remarks, and a look towards the future of personalized medicine.

  • Describes cellular and animal model systems used in translational research
  • Discusses the use of blood, genetic and genomic biomarkers for disease
  • Presents translational studies in aging, tissue repair and infectious disease biomedicine"




"Ultrafiltration for Bioprocessing is key reading for all those involved in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical areas. Written by a leading worker in the area, it includes many practical applications and case studies in the key process of ultrafiltration (UF), which is used in almost every bioprocess.
  • Focuses on ultrafiltration for biopharmaceuticals—other books look at general ultrafiltration or general biopharmaceuticals
  • A mix of theory and practical applications—other books tend to be more theory-oriented
  • Addresses the main issues encountered in development and scale-up through recommendations and case studies"