Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 1

Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED022000



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Bariatric surgery (BS) is a set of effective surgical procedures used for weight reduction and improvement of insulin sensitivity in morbidly obese patients, in comparison with non-invasive techniques such as drug treatment or changes in lifestyle. Chapter one discusses the effects of bariatric surgery on weight and diabetes, while Chapter Two focuses on peri, postoperative and late complications. Chapter Three covers Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a disease characterized by abnormal reflux of gastric content and can be non-erosive or erosive, and the efficacy of a dietary compound containing chondroitin sulfate, aluminum hydroxide and hyaluronic acid. Chapter Four covers the role that the Transforming Growth Factor-beta family plays in the lives of metazoans, controlling key physiological processes from embryonic development to adult tissue homeostasis. In Chapter Five, the authors discuss their ongoing study on destroying food proteins that are responsible for allergy by different food processing techniques. Nickel, lead and cadmium are frequently unintentionally added to cosmetics as impurities during manufacturing. Chapter Six proposes an exhaustive focus on what metals are of interest, and what is the state of the art about analytical methodologies suitable to detect these toxic metals in cosmetics and personal care products. Chapter Seven examines the influence friend and family factors have on lifetime e-cigarette use, past year e-cigarette use, and perceptions of trying e-cigarettes soon in a national sample of Hispanic junior high and high school students. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1. Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Weight and Diabetes
Natalia R. Moreno-Castellanos, PhD (Department of Basic Sciences, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia)

Chapter 2. Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Complications
Carlos J. Ferrigni González, MD, J. Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD, J. González, MD, A. Garcia, MD, M. and Duran Poveda, MD, PhD (Department of Surgery, University Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

Chapter 3. A Chondroitin Sulfate- and Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dietary Formulation Improves Non-Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease-Related Symptoms: An Open-Label Uncontrolled Study
Iannitti T., Laurino C., Morales-Medina J.C. , Maria Vadal¨¢, Gonzalo Flores and Palmieri B (KWS BioTest, Portishead, Somerset, UK, and others)

Chapter 4. TGF- Signaling Pathway Regulation by Transcriptional Cofactors Ski and SnoN in Health and Disease
Genaro Vázquez-Victorio, Reyna E. Rosales-Alvarez, Diana G. Ríos-López, Angeles C. Tecalco-Cruz and Marina Macías-Silva (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico city, Mexico)

Chapter 5. Food Allergy Management and Nutrition Strategies
Xiaoluan Li, Ying Xie and Jin Zhou (Department of Allergy, the First Hospital, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China, and others)

Chapter 6. Toxic Metals in Cosmetics: A Review of Analytical Determination, Human Health Risk and International Regulation for Safe Use
Dora Melucci, Francesco de Laurentiis, Alessandro Zappi, Marcello Locatelli and Clinio Locatelli (University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry ¡°Giacomo Ciamician¡±, Bologna, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Friend and Family Influence on Electronic Cigarette Use among Hispanic Adolescents Nationwide
Ashley L. Merianos, PhD, CHES, R. Andrew Yockey, BS, Kelsi J. Wood, MS, AT, Laura A. Nabors, PhD, ABPP, Keith A. King, PhD, MCHES, and Rebecca A. Vidourek, PhD, CHES (University of Cincinnati, Health Promotion and Education, Cincinnati, OH, US, and others)


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