Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 27


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA000000

Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 27 first discusses how the nanotechnology field has received considerable attention in medical sciences because of the unique characteristic features of nanoscale materials.
The authors go on to discuss biofilm, a structured community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polymeric matrix adherent to an inert or living surface.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are discussed, as they are an important occupational health problem in industrialized countries and industrially developing countries.
More specifically, the high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal complaints in dentists is discussed, as the past two decades have witnessed a sharp rise in the incidence.
The authors briefly review the research on how healthy aging is being studied by researchers, providing a community-based participatory research framework for defining healthy aging from their own work utilizing concept mapping methodology.
The closing study focuses on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, a sleep breathing disorder in which the airway is blocked by intermittent relaxation of the throat muscles.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Nanomaterials: Preventing Infections and Accelerating Wound Healing in Burns
(P. Rajasekar, PhD, PDF, and T. A. Selvakumar, PhD, Department of Biotechnology, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 2. Biofilm in Burn Wound Infections: A Hurdle in Prognosis
(Sonia Mehta, MD in Microbiology, Professor, MMIMSR, MMDU Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India)

Chapter 3. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Prevention
(Hadi Daneshmandi, Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran)

Chapter 4. Musculoskeletal Disorders among Indian Dentists: Posture and Exercise Is the Key to Prevention
(Vineet Golchha and Pooja Sharma, PhD, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Defining Healthy Aging with Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches
(Britteny M. Howell, PhD, CDP, and Daniel McLinden, EdD, Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, US, and others)

Chapter 6. Method and Device for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Automatic Positive Airway Pressure System
(L. Priya, B. Bharat Kumar, A. Manoj, and V. MathuMitha, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, VIGNAN’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, and others)


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