How the Immune System Works, 5th Edition

by Lauren M. Sompayrac

How the Immune System Works has helped thousands of students understand what’s in their big, thick, immunology textbooks. In his book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject.

In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac,How the Immune System Works explains how the immune system players work together to protect us from disease – and, most importantly, why they do it this way.

Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Immune System Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the immunology of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune system – currently one of the hottest topics in immunology.

Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject. But don’t take our word for it! Read what students have been saying about this classic book:

“What an exceptional book! It’s clear you are in the hands of an expert.”

“Possibly the Best Small Text of All Time!”


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Nutrition, Health and Disease : A Lifespan Approach, 2nd Edition

Simon Langley-evans
>Bringing together key topics in basic science, clinical nutrition, and public health, “Nutrition, Health and Disease “is an easy-to-read, student-friendly textbook which clearly demonstrates how the body’s demand for nutrients changes across throughout life and thus the variety of ways in which nutrition and diet affect health and disease. The second edition of this successful text now includes expanded introductory material to ensure a firm grasp of key concepts, and new content on vegetarian, vegan, kosher and other alternative diets; dieting in adults; gender and nutrition; macro- and micronutrients; a range of new diagrams to support visual learners; and background on nutritional epidemiology and statistics.

“Nutrition, Health and Disease: A Lifespan Approach “is an ideal resource for consolidation of the range of material a student or newly-qualified nutrition or dietetics professional needs to know.


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Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Allergy and Clinical Immunology

by Hugh A. Sampson (Editor), Scott L. Friedman (Series Editor)

Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Allergy and Clinical Immunology will provide trainees in allergy and immunology with an extremely clinical and accessible handbook covering the major disorders and symptoms, their diagnosis and clinical management.

Perfect as a point-of-care resource on the hospital wards and also as a refresher for board exam preparation, the focus throughout is on providing rapid reference, essential information on each disorder to allow for quick, easy browsing and assimilation of the must-know information. All chapters follow a consistent template including the following features:

An opening bottom-line/key points section Classification, pathogenesis and prevention of disorder Evidence-based diagnosis, including relevant algorithms, laboratory and imaging tests, and potential pitfalls when diagnosing a patient Disease management including commonly used medications with dosages, management algorithms and how to prevent complications How to manage special populations, ie, in pregnancy, children and the elderly The very latest evidence-based results, major society guidelines and key external sources to consult

In addition, the book comes with a companion website housing extra features such as case studies with related questions for self-assessment, key patient advice and ICD codes. Each guide also has its own mobile app available for purchase, allowing you rapid access to the key features wherever you may be.

If you’re specialising in allergy and immunology and require concise, practical and clinical guidance from one of the world’s leading institutions in this field, then this is the perfect book for you.


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Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 6th Edition

Anita Thapar; Daniel S. Pine; James F. Leckman; Stephen Scott

“Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” is the leading textbook in its field.Both interdisciplinary and international, it provides a coherent appraisal of the current state of the field to help researchers, trainees and practicing clinicians in their daily work. Integrating science and clinical practice, it is a comprehensive reference for all aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry.New to this full color edition are expanded coverage on classification, including the newly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), and new chapters on systems neuroscience, relationship-based treatments, resilience, global psychiatry, and infant mental health.From an international team of expert editors and contributors, this sixth edition is essential reading for all professionals working and learning in the field of child and adolescent mental health, and for clinicians working in general practice and community pediatric settings.Michael Rutter has contributed a number of new chapters and a foreword for this edition: “I greatly welcome this new edition as providing both a continuity with the past and a substantial new look.” – Professor Sir Michael Rutter, extract from foreword.


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