Endothelial Biomedicine by William C. AirdEndothelial Biomedicine by William C. Aird

Endothelial Biomedicine

EditorWilliam C. Aird

Hardcover | September 3, 2007

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The endothelium, the cell layer that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, is a spatially distributed system that extends to all reaches of the human body. Today, clinical and basic research demonstrates that the endothelium plays a crucial role in mediating homeostasis and is involved in virtually every disease, either as a primary determinant of pathophysiology or as a victim of collateral damage. Indeed, the endothelium has remarkable, though largely untapped, diagnostic and therapeutic potential. This volume endeavors to bridge the bench-to-bedside gap in endothelial biomedicine, with the goal of advancing research and development and improving human health. The book is the first to systematically integrate knowledge about the endothelium from different organ-specific disciplines, including neurology, pulmonary, cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, infectious disease, hematology-oncology, nephrology, and dermatology. Moreover, it is unique in its interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise from such diverse fields as evolutionary biology, comparative biology, molecular and cell biology, mathematical modeling and complexity theory, translational research, and clinical medicine.
Dr. William C. Aird received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1985. After completing his internal medicine and chief medical residency at the University of Toronto, he undertook a Hematology fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aird received his postdoctoral training in...
Title:Endothelial BiomedicineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1894 pages, 10.98 × 8.46 × 2.56 inPublished:September 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521853761

ISBN - 13:9780521853767


Table of Contents

Part I. Context; Part II. Endothelial Cell as Input-Output Device; Part III. Vascular Bed/Organ Structure and Function in Health and Disease; Part IV. Diagnosis and Treatment; Part V. Challenges and Opportunities.

Editorial Reviews

"This volume is surely the most comprehensive account of the vascular endothelium ever compiled and, as such is somewhat daunting at first inspection. However, consisting of five parts and compromising of nearly 200 separate essays, it is a tour de force and represents a very significant achievement and an invaluable resource."
The Quarterly Review of Biology