Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 32


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease

BISAC: MED000000

This compilation begins by exploring some socio-anthropological aspects of hypertension, namely the disparity between medical and patients’ understanding of the disease and how this difference affects medical management, self-care and prevention of disease, the process of coping with suffering and other factors. Chapter 2 reviews the current status of various techniques applied in nano-encapsulation of vitamin E in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries and the versatile advantages nano-encapsulation of vitamin E provides for site-specific targeted delivery and effective absorption along cells. Chapter 3 discusses the medical imperative of ensuring pain relief for children facing the end of life, provides information about palliative pain management and summarizes the current literature on the subject.

Following chapters present data on the impact of education and reading and writing habits on linguistic processing abilities and other cognitive constructs relating to healthy aging, discussions of ethical dilemmas associated with pediatric palliative care including parents’ decision making and medical futility, and a review of the recommended treatment for multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with strategies to prevent transmission and treatment failure. Also, the compilation includes a chapter exploring the oral and dental manifestations of Paget’s disease, a bone remodeling disease in which increased bone resorption occurs followed by excessive deposition of structurally inorganized and weaker bone, and a quantitative analysis of the mortality rates due to Parkinson’s disease in the USA from 1976 to 2017.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Some Socio-Anthropological Aspects of Hypertension
(Javier E. Garcia de Alba Garcia, PhD, Ana L. Salcedo Rocha, PhD and Javier E. Garcia de Alba Verduzco, PhD – Postgraduate Sociomedicine Program, University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)

Chapter 2. Current Nano-Encapsulation Techniques for Targeted Delivery and Controlled Release of Vitamin E: A Review
(Kamaljit Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur – Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, India)

Chapter 3. Palliative Pain Management in Pediatric Patients
(Ayşe Şener Taplak and Sevinç Polat – Yozgat Bozok University, Faculty of Health Science, Yozgat, Turkey)

Chapter 4. The Effect of Education and Reading and Writing Habits on Linguistic and Cognitive Performance in Typical Aging: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence
(Lilian Cristine Hübner, Bárbara Luzia Covatti Malcorra, Anderson Dick Smidarle and Letícia Priscila Pacheco – Linguistics Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 5. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Palliative Care
(Ayşe Şener Taplak, Gülay Öztaş Sarı and Sevinç Polat – Yozgat Bozok University, Faculty of Health Science, Yozgat, Turkey)

Chapter 6. Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: Current Management Strategies
(Trevor J. Davis and Olga M. Klibanov – Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC, US)

Chapter 7. Paget’s Disease of Bone: Dental Implications and Management
(Rashmi Venkatesh, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth an Institution Deemed to be University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 8. A Quantitative Analysis of the Mortality Rates Due to Parkinson’s Disease in the USA from 1976 to 2017
(Thomas Z. Fahidy – Department of Chemical Engineering, Waterloo, ON, Canada)


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