Critical Perspectives - Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Books
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Sun Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2013newestallreviewer Rating:5.0
This book is the second volume in the "Detection Science" Series, edited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Herein, leading academic researchers and clinical practitioners are bringing the reader up to date with the fast evolving diagnostics needs. The editors' intent was to keep the on the bottlenecks or challenges when “dealing with the world of real biological measurement – especially from the perspective of a commonly neglected expert: the end user.” I found this to be a thought-provoking book, quite fun to read, with each chapter offering a fresh view of the state of the art and related future challenges for the future of specific chemical sensors and clinical diagnostics. Following a logical progression, this book looks at the big picture of the clinical diagnostics both in laboratory and bedside, continues with the blood glucose sensors, followed by the disease diagnostics biomarkers and then dives into more challenges form the different case studies of: the implanted sensor long-term biocompatibility, the quantification of peroxynitrite as an important nitro-oxidative species, the “classification” of patients at risk for myelodysplastic syndrome, the early cancer diagnosis via fiber-optic Raman interrogation, and the complex signal handling with arrays. More specifically, Thompson et al and Vadgama et al offer an outline the Clinical Diagnostics, both in the laboratory and at the bedside, in Chapter 1 and 2, respectively. The progress and challenges of the blood glucose biosensors is illustrated by Wang and Hu in Chapter 3. Gaspar et al. offers in Chapter 4 a critical overview of the recent progress and many challenges in electrochemical detection of disease-related diagnostic biomarkers. Meyerhoff et al. is focusing in Chapter 5 on the challenges of long-term biocompatibility for the implanted sensors. The case of short-lived radical species, such as peroxynitrite, is featured in Chapter 6 by Peteu and Szunerits, with the significant difficulties of measurement in vivo. The myelodysplastic syndromes is illustrated in Chapter 7 by McNamara et al., with its major challenge: how to correctly classify and “risk stratify” the patients. Barr et al. report in Chapter 8 on Raman for non-invasive early cancer diagnosis with fibre-optic interrogation as an in situ potential surgical adjunct. Signal handling with arrays is well exemplified in Chapter 9 (by Kendall et al). And, yes -- I do recommend this book to my friends.
Wed May 23 00:00:00 MDT 2007drcromwell Rating:5.0
Well written and logically structured perspective that builds a strong case for the critical elements that support the Christian faith. A must read for those that are considering the Christian walk, and for those that want to deepen their walk and understanding of the facts supporting their faith.
Wed Mar 05 00:00:00 MST 2014moonpie72 Rating:5.0
Fair warning! If you are going to read this book you will have to put your big girl/ big boy pants on! I guarantee you the Holy Spirit is going to convict you! It isn’t a book to be read just once or even twice, but many times and studied along with the scriptures. It isn’t going to give you a quick read it, fix it solution. . It does give you the tools to make a lifelong pursuit of making your words pleasing to God, written, spoken or even listening to others. Be ready to get serious! I have read many books on the subject of the tongue and this is by far the most thorough and extensive. As soon as you begin reading you will think of someone who is offensive and cruel in their speech. The gossip, the slanderer, the critic, will all pop into your head, probably with people’s names attached. Stop yourself and focus on looking at yourself. After all, by reading this book, you are the only one you can help change. Words can be a slippery hole of transgression we easily fall into, damaging not only our lives but the lives of others. The sad part is we so easily excuse ourselves, thinking it really isn’t that important, then “corrupt communication” becomes an unconscious way of life. Mr. Sedler covers so many areas that one rarely thinks to look at. He also helps you view our communication from God’s perspective. At the end of each chapter are questions for self-examination. This book is well written and easy to read. I like the multitude of scriptures the author uses to guide you, and also the answers he gives to help you apply them. A powerful book! I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own
Sat Jun 06 00:00:00 MDT 2009maa510 Rating:5.0
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