Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2013 - Medical - 723 pages
Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives is the most current and authoritative resource on the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and preventive factors of forty common chronic diseases. This comprehensive text provides readers with an excellent basis for examining current hypotheses regarding chronic disease epidemiology. Organized into eight sections, the text begins with an introductory chapter 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 each chapter 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.
 

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Chapter 2 - Global Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease: This chapter gives an excellent and detailed information on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The definitions, Tables and other figures illustrates the text very well. I really enjoyed reading this chapter and would recommend the book to Post graduate university students as a very informative resource on any chronic condition.
From Dr. Nomasonto BD. Magobe (PhD, RN) - Lecturer University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
 

Contents

Global Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases The Epidemiologic Transition
1
Global Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
25
Epidemiology of Ischemic Coronary Heart Disease
35
Epidemiology of Myocardial Infarction
57
Epidemiology of Stroke Cerebral Infarction
77
Epidemiology of Hypertension
97
Pathogenesis of Cancer
119
Theories of Carcinogenesis
123
Epidemiology of Malignant Melanoma
271
Epidemiology of Lymphoma
279
Epidemiology of Leukemia
303
Epidemiology of Brain Tumors with Special Reference to Gliomas
325
Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
343
Epidemiology of Asthma
359
Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus
375
Epidemiology of Obesity
417

Global Epidemiology of Cancer
125
Major Environmental Cancer Risk Factors
131
Global Cancer Prevention and Control
135
Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
139
Epidemiology of Oral Cavity Cancer
153
Epidemiology of Esophageal Cancer
157
Epidemiology of Stomach Cancer
163
Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer
169
Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer
181
Epidemiology of Primary Liver Cancer
191
Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
203
Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
213
Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer
223
Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer
229
Epidemiology of Urinary Bladder Cancer
237
Epidemiology of Kidney Cancer
243
Epidemiology of Sarcoma
251
The Epidemiology of Thyroid Disease
459
Epidemiology of Kidney Disease
471
Epidemiology of Cirrhosis of the Liver
489
Epidemiology of Osteoporosis
517
Epidemiology of Arthritis
537
Epidemiology of Alzheimers Disease
563
Epidemiology of Parkinsons Disease
587
Epidemiology of Schizophrenia
603
Epidemiology of Epilepsy
621
Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis
645
Epidemiology of Suicide
659
Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
673
Epidemiology of Malaria
687
Epidemiology of HIVAIDS
697
Index
707
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Director, Center of Molecular Epidemiology and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

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