Epidemiology Of Chronic Disease : Global Perspectives


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ISBN 9781284151015

Harris R






Weight 2.07 kg


Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives is the most current and authoritative resource on the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and preventive factors of over 50 major chronic diseases and conditions. This comprehensive text provides readers with an excellent basis for examining current hypotheses regarding chronic disease epidemiology.

Organized into five sections, the text begins with an introductoryChapter which examines the new public health environment in which chronic diseases have replaced acute infectious conditions concurrent with improved health care and increasing longevity in many populations of the world..

Subsequent sections cover cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, major forms of cancer, diseases of the respiratory tract, metabolic and digestive diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and finally, three infectious diseases that often manifest as chronic conditions.

Special sections in eachChapter focus on controversial topics that can serve as a launching point for classroom discussion of molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and the relevant epidemiologic issues pertaining to the prevention and control of chronic diseases.

About the author
Education M.D., University of Nebraska 1983 Ph.D., Genetics, North Carolina State University 1974 M.S., Genetics, University of Nebraska 1971 Board Certifications: Clinical Pathology, Public Health Research Epidemiological studies of selective and non-selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors and cancer. Books COX-2 Blockade in Cancer Prevention and Therapy (2002). Humana Press: New York, NY. Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Diseases: The COX-2 Controversy (2007). Springer: New York, NY. Dr. Harris has written 135 peer reviewed scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and edited two major textbooks on the role of inflammation in the etiopathogenesis of cancer and other chronic diseases. His research shows that inhibition of the inducible cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) gene has powerful anti-neoplastic effects against major forms of cancer. In recognition of this work, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by his peers.

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