Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 11


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA039000

The aim of the opening chapter of Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 11 is to provide evidence on the indicators of fluid distribution and cellular integrity evaluated by nioelectrical impedance analysis in athletes of different performance levels and non-athletes.

The second chapter presents a specific examination of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor among xenobiotic receptors, with a summary of and a commentary on the preventive and therapeutic abilities of lignans against various diseases associated with the aryl hydrocarbon receptor signaling pathway, including cancers, teratogenesis, inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoarthritis, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, leukemias and lymphomas.

Additionally, the authors discuss scrub typhus, a bacterial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (O. tsutsugamushi), and how it is recognized as an important cause of fever in Asia.

The objective of the next section is to conduct a literature review to identify key risk factors that contribute to the risk of infection and transmission of disease in residential aged care and community care settings.

The indications and complications of surgical management of Choanal atresia will be thoroughly illustrated in the followingchapter, mainly focusing on the role of the transnasal endoscopic approach.

Recently, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the creation of more effective drugs for prevention and management of obesity and obesity-related diseases. The penultimate chapter examines the peptide fraction derived from tissue of Antarctic hydrobiont and how it has beneficial effects on the diet induced obesity in rats through the influence on oxidative status, development of inflammation, and disorders of the serotonergic system, which are considered to be the key pathogenic mechanisms of obesity-associated metabolic disturbances.

The focus of the final chapter is to describe the demographic, clinical and microbiological characteristics of S. maltophilia infections in pediatric patients during a two year period (2016 to 2018) in a tertiary-care hospital in southern Brazil.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. An Evaluation of Body Composition at a Cellular Level in Athletes: A Systematic Review
(Priscila Custódio Martins, Mikael Seabra Moraes, and Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Sports Center, Research Center on Kinanthropometry and Human Performance, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Diseases Associated with the Xenobiotic Receptor AhR Signaling Pathway and Lignans
(Saimi Tokunaga, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA)

Chapter 3. Scrub Typhus Diagnostics: Culturing, Molecular and Serologic Detections
(Hee Jung Lee, Seung Han Kim, and Yoon-Won Kim, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea, and others)

Chapter 4. Evidence Based Practice on Infection and Transmission of Disease in Residential Aged Care and Community Care Settings
(Rasika Jayasekara, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of South Australia, South Australia)

Chapter 5. Surgical Treatment of Choanal Atresia
(Marco Berlucchi, Vittorio Rampinelli, and Marco Ferrari, Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6. Prevention of Diet-Induced Obesity in Rats by Administration of Peptides Derived from Marine Hydrobiont
(Nataliia G. Raksha, PhD, Tetiana I. Halenova, PhD, Tetiana B. Vovk, PhD, Alena V. Yurchenko, Iryna V. Nikoliaeva, Olexii M. Savchuk, and Ludmila I. Ostapchenko, ESC “Institute of Biology and Medicine” Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 7. Clinical and Microbiological Features of Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Infections in a Pediatric Tertiary-Care Hospital in South of Brazil
(Luiza Souza Rodrigues, Jenifer Kogin Primon, Thaís Muniz Vasconcelos, Érika Medeiros dos Santos, Lavinia Nery Villa Stangler Arend, Guilherme Nardi Becker, Marinei Campos Ricieri, and Libera Maria Dalla Costa, Faculdades Pequeno Príncipe (FPP), Curitiba, PR, Brazil, and others)


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