Language : English
Published : 2011
Language : English
Published : 2011
Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicines brings together current thinking and practice in the areas of characterization and validation of natural products. This book reviews all aspects of evaluation and development of medicines from plant sources, including their cultivation, collection, phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological evaluation, and therapeutic potential. Emphasis is placed on describing the full range of evidence-based analytical and bio-analytical techniques used to characterize natural products, including -omic technologies, phyto-chemical analysis, hyphenated techniques, and many more. * Includes state-of-the-art methods for detecting, isolating, and performing structure elucidation by degradation and spectroscopic techniques* Covers biosynthesis, synthesis, and biological activity related to natural products* Consolidates information to save time and money in research* Increases confidence levels in quality and validity of natural products.
Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee, Director, School of Natural Product Studies, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, has been working on traditional medicine inspired drug discovery leading to development of therapeutic leads from natural resources. His research work highlights screening, evaluation, formulation, and standardization of herbal drugs with their validation to ensure quality, safety, and efficacy. He has made innovative, outstanding, and original contributions both in education and research in the area of natural products. Dr. Mukherjee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. He completed his masters and PhD in pharmacy from Jadavpur University and post-doctoral research from Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, The Netherlands. His research career has been outstanding, including globally-acclaimed contributions on evaluation of the holistic medicine as useful bio-prospecting tools for the traditional medicine based drug discovery program so as to make them available from “Farm to Pharma . His work has led to many important national and international projects in the field of Natural Health Products. He has worked on leveraging innovations in traditional Indian medicine, particularly on rationally designed, carefully standardized, synergistic traditional herbal formulations and botanical drugs for their scientific validation on evidence based approaches. His efforts on development of integrated approaches for drug development from Indian traditional medicine have worldwide impact for the promotion of traditional medicine inspired drug discovery. Based on these works, he has to his credit more than 174 publications in peer reviewed impact journals, several patents and 20 books/book chapters on various aspects of herbal medicine. His research publications have a cumulative Impact Factor of 186.43. Google Citations database indicates that his works have h-Index- 41, i10-index- 126; which has been cited over 7630 times. He has worked as visiting scientist in several renowned universities abroad including The School of Pharmacy, University of London; King’s College London; Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Netherlands; School of Health Science, Tokushima University, Japan; Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa. He has developed several products, and processes with partnership between industry and institutes. He has been awarded with many laurels from the Government of India and abroad; to name a few: the prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK; Outstanding Service Award from the Drug Information Association (DIA), USA; Career Award for Young Teachers from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India; Overseas Award from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Young Pharmacy Teacher Award from the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India; and the IPA Fellowship Award from the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). Dr. Mukherjee is working on the dissemination of knowledge on promotion and development of natural products with international coordination and collaboration on globalizing local knowledge and localizing global technologies in the area of traditional medicine. He has delivered over 200 lectures at different international and national podiums on leveraging innovations in traditional Indian medicine particularly on its validation for the safety, quality, and efficacy with the evidence based scientific claims. He has organized 16 potential national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars with the involvement of scientists all over the world. He is actively involved with several professional organizations. He is Member of the board on International Society for Ethnopharmacology, UK; Secretary of the Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India; Council member of the Society for TCM Pharmaceutical Analysis, China; and others. Dr. Mukherjee is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier Science. He is the member of the editorial board of ten other Indian and international journals. He is also associated as advisor to different organizations and administrative bodies of the Government of India and abroad.
Designed to provide students with a foundation in understanding and interpreting histologic and cytologic preparations, Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology is a practical benchside reference focusing on the normal histology of eight common domestic species. This Third Edition has been revised with new images, information, and updated terminology throughout. Introductory chapters have also been expanded to offer more complete coverage of the basic types of tissues, providing an even more thorough grounding in the principles of histology.
For the first time, the more than 900 photomicrographs are available digitally in an interactive atlas on CD, offering images available for download with zoom capability. The new edition of this veterinary-specific histology atlas provides veterinary and veterinary technician students with an essential pictorial resource for interpreting histologic preparations.
Considered an essential resource by many in the field, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains the leading text on diving medicine, written to fulfil the requirements of any general physician wishing to advise their patients appropriately when a diving trip is planned, for those accompanying diving expeditions or when a doctor is required to assess and treat anyone who has been involved in a diving accident. For this fifth edition the original author, Carl Edmonds, is joined by a new team of collaborators and the content has been entirely refreshed and updated throughout. Clinical cases, a feature popular with readers, are expanded, as is the illustrative content. Established and emerging diseases of diving medicine are all covered in full, as is the latest in types of diving, including free and indigenous diving, and associated equipment. Each medical disorder is discussed from a historical, etiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the informative and accessible style that has made previous editions so popular.
About the Author
Carl Edmonds, formerly OIC of the Royal Australian Navy Diving Medical Unit, Foundation President of the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society and Director of the Australian Diving Medical Centre, Sydney, Australia Michael Bennett, conjoint associate professor in anaesthesia and diving and hyperbaric medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia John Lippmann, founder, chairman and director of research, DAN (Divers Alert Network) Asia-Pacific, Ashburton, Australia Simon J. Mitchell, head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, New Zealand; and consultant in diving and hyperbaric medicine, Slark Hyperbaric Unit, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, he was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University and Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Taylor received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and completed the combined MD-PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine. His graduate work on the molecular biology of estrogen action was performed under the supervision of Roy G. Smith, PhD and Bert W. O’Malley, MD. Dr. Taylor trained as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subsequently as a fellow in Reproductive at UCSF. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Lewis T. (“Rusty ) Williams, MD, PhD in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCSF, where he studied the regulation of placental angiogenesis by growth factors and their receptors. He is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist widely published in the areas of preeclampsia, embryonic implantation and endometriosis. Dr. Taylor serves on influential international, national and state executive committees including the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NIH Reproductive Scientist Development Program, several NIH Women’s Reproductive Health Research advisory boards, and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He is a Past President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and honorary secretary of the World Endometriosis Society. Dr. James M. Roberts, MD is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology and Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Pittsburgh. His research includes fundamental, clinical and health services approaches to the understanding and management of adverse pregnancy outcomes. He led an NIH RCT (10,000 women) of antioxidant vitamins to prevent preeclampsia. He has been the recipient of lifetime achievement awards by the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, the SGI and the Preeclampsia Foundation Hope. He has served or serves on the editorial boards of journals including, Placenta, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, Metabolism. Reproductive Sciences, Women’s Health Issues and Hypertension. He has been on scientific review boards of the NIH, the CIHR, the FDA and the March of Dimes. He was the chair of the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Network from 1990 -1999 and is past president of the Perinatal Research Society, the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, the Society of Gynecological Investigation, and the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. He was formally admitted to fellowship ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in September 2000. He has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has also received mentoring awards from the NICHD and the Society of Gynecological Investigation. F. Gary Cunningham, MD is holder of the Miguel and Beatrice Distinguished Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also chair emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, having served in that position for 22 years. Dr. Cunningham received his MD degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Charity Hospital of New Orleans. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. His early career was influenced by Dr. Jack Pritchard, and together they performed extensive clinical and laboratory research in preeclampsia and eclampsia, coagulopathies and other hematological complications of pregnancy, as well as a myriad of medical and surgical disorders complicating pregnancy. He has served as an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, served as tor for an NIH consensus conference, and is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. Dr. Cunningham has served as senior editor of the 18th through 24th editions of Williams Obstetrics. Dr. Marshall Lindheimer, a professor (emeritus) of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Chicago is a longtime admirer and was a longtime friend of the late Leon Chesley. Chief Editor of the second and third editions of this text and leader of the search for its current chief editor, Dr. Lindheimer prefers to be called “editor emeritus despite continuing to comment and publish in the area of the hypertension and renal disease in pregnancy. His CV contains over 400 publications including a monograph, other edited texts, reviews, text chapters and articles devoted to both basic and clinical research. Boarded in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, he is the recipient of many awards and honors that include an honorary membership in the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and an ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology London. He has received an Honoris Causa degree from Bern University, the Chesley award from the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, the Belding Scribner Award from the American Society of Nephrology and the Joseph Bolivar DeLee Humanitarian award from the Board of Directors at Lying-in Hospital, Chicago. Both the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and the Preeclampsia Foundation have honored him as well. Of note on his wall is a congratulatory letter from President Obama, recognizing his accomplishments in regard to the health of pregnant women and their unborn children.