Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 20


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA000000

Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 20 begins by exploring the clinical aspects of cryosurgery including: indications, patient selection, contraindications, technique, complications, and post-treatment follow-up. The authors review available data on current and potential agents for the treatment of vitiligo, an acquired disorder of melanin pigmentation that affects approximately 0.5-2% of the population. The available data regarding the role of oral magnesium supplementation in the treatment of prediabetes and high blood pressure is also studied.

The long-term safety of intravitreal treatment with ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration is assessed, noting rare endophthalmitis occurrences and scarce questionable systemic side effects. The inflammatory reaction that follows damage to the bronchiolar epithelium of the small conducting airways, bronchiolitis, is reviewed. Three classifications appear useful in defining different cases of bronchiolitis: a clinical classification, a histopathological classification, and a radiologic classification.

New prosthetic devices for the surgical treatment of hernias are studied, consisting of a combination of biomaterials that provide mesh with the capacity for self-adhesion. The authors explore how laparoscopic cholecystectomies can be performed safely using mirror ports in patients of situs inversus, noting that extreme skill is required to identify the reversed anatomy and to overcome the problem of handedness.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cryoablation in Renal Tumors
(Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, Noha Aboueldahab, Khalid Mahmoud, Saamia Javed, Muhanned Abbasi and Andrew Gunn, Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, US)

Chapter 2. Vitiligo: Treatment Options
(Emina Kasumagic-Halilovic, Department of Dermatovenerology, University Clinical Center Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Chapter 3. Current Treatment Methods and New Approaches of Vitiligo
(Sevgi Akarsu and Ecem Canturk Nazli, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Izmir, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Vitiligo and Comorbidities
(Nayra Merino de Paz, Marina Rodriguez-Martin, Caroline Suzanne Philbrick and Candelaria Martin-Gonzalez, Dermamedicin Clínicas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. The Role of Oral Magnesium Supplementation in the Treatment of Prediabetes
(Martha Rodríguez-Morán, Estefany Rosales-Galindo and Fernando Guerrero-Romero, Biomedical Research Unit, Mexican Social Security Institute, Durango, Durango, Mexico)

Chapter 6. The Role of Oral Magnesium Supplementation in the Treatment of High Blood Pressure
(Fernando Guerrero-Romero, MD, PhD, Martha Rodríguez-Morán, MD, PHD, Biomedical Research Unit, Mexican Social Security Institute, Durango, Durango, Mexico)

Chapter 7. Ranibizumab in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(Reda Issa, MD, and Rahul Reddy, MD, Associated Retina Consultants, Phoenix, AZ, US)

Chapter 8. Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
(Angela Di Giorgio, MD, Anna Annunziata, MD, and Giuseppe Fiorentino, MD, U.O.C. Fisiopatologia e Riabilitazione Respiratoria, A.O.R.N. “V. Monaldi”, Naples, Italy)

Chapter 9. Types of Prosthesis and Fixation in Laparoscopic Inguinal and Incisional Hernia Repair
(Juan Manuel Suárez-Grau, MD, PhD, Carolina Rubio Chaves and Antonio Gila Bohórquez, Hospital of Riotinto, Huelva, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10. Technical Considerations during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Patients with Situs Inversus Totalis
(Gaurav V. Kulkarni, Sameer A. Rege and Ketan F. Kshirsagar, Junior General Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, and others)


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