Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 15

Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA039000

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Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 15 explores the current knowledge relating extracellular calreticulin to human pathologies, focusing on cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, wound repair and the retroviral infection with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1.

Following this, the authors provide an overview of the tumor markers and scoring systems as well as it’s utilization for effective diagnosis of female adnexal masses. Appropriate discrimination between benign and malignant mass results in the correct choice between conservative and surgical management.

This collection also presents the way in which two B-glucans play a vital role in innate immunity modulation, and are therefore predicted to be candidates for alternative therapies against inflammatory diseases.

Subsequently, the authors present indications, techniques, complications and treatment regarding the use of polyacrylamide for facial wasting rehabilitation. Medical literature shows how facial wasting is recognized as a stigma of the infection for the patient-self, and as such facial features restoring is crucial to the social life of HIV positive patients.

In conclusion, the major issues regard reduced nostril aperture and nasal fossae volume, and degree of sinus pneumatization are presented. Endoscopic sinus surgery and its main use in pediatric patients is described, as well as the advantages of this less invasive surgery.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Preface

Chapter 1. Extracellular Functions of Calreticulin in Disease
(M. Antonieta Valenzuela, Javier Puente, Sebastián Quintremil, Fernando Medina, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, and others)

Chapter 2. Clinical Importance of Serum Tumor Markers Assessment in Patients with Adnexal Masses
(Milan Terzic and Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Nazarbayev University, School of Medicine, Astana, Kazakhstan, and others)

Chapter 3. Immunomodulating Glucans Can Influence Innate Immunity and Prevent Inflammatory Disease
(Ken-ichiro Minato and Masashi Mizuno, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meijo University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)

Chapter 4. Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Based Filler for HIV-Related Facial Lipoatrophy Rehabilitation
(Raffaele Rauso, MD, PhD, Giada Albani, MD, Luigi Rugge, MD, Fabrizio Chirico, MD, Gianpaolo Tartaro, MD, Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy)

Chapter 5. Use of Polyacrylamide Hydrogel for Vesicoureteral Reflux Treatment
(Francis Lemire, MD, Anne-Sophie Blais, MD, Katherine Moore, MD, and Stéphane Bolduc, MD, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, CHU de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada)

Chapter 6. The Role of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Pediatric Patients
(Marco Berlucchi and Michele Tomasoni, Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy, and others)

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