Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 34


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease

BISAC: MED000000

This volume presents eight chapters, each focused on a particular topic in health and disease. Chapter One reviews the mechanism of action and clinical evidence available on the effect of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) on glycemic control, weight, blood pressure, and cardiovascular and renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Chapter Two explains the diagnosis and management of bruxism, a disorder defined by the repetitive involuntary activity of muscles of mastication characterized by teeth clenching or grinding. Chapter Three details the diagnosis and treatment options for acute appendicitis. Chapter Four focuses on the evolution of pharmacological management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with a focus on the current updates in terms of the safety and efficacy of acid suppressive therapy (AST). Chapter Five explores the profile of pediatric patients with bruxism following a therapeutic care program in a health center specialized in bruxism during childhood. Chapter Six discusses the role of anti-reflux surgery in GERD, which is used in cases where AST fails to treat the disease. Chapter Seven provides another perspective on the diagnosis and management of acute appendicitis. Finally, Chapter Eight focuses on the diagnosis of GERD, as well as its medical, endoscopic and surgical management.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. SGLT2-Inhibitors – Glycemic Control and Beyond in Type 2 Diabetes
(Adriana Rusu and Dana Mihaela Ciobanu – Department of Diabetes and Nutrition Diseases, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Chapter 2. Bruxism: From Diagnosis to Management
(Pahnwat Tonya Taweesedt, Farah Yasmin, Salim Surani3 and Kannan Ramar – Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, US, et al.)

Chapter 3. Acute Appendicitis: Diagnosis and Treatment
(Enrique Calcerrada Alises, Jaime Ruíz Tovar, Marina Pérez-Flecha González, Joaquín Muñoz Rodríguez, Carlos San Miguel Méndez and Miguel Ángel García Ureña – Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario del Henares, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Therapy: Past, Present and Future
(Ladan Panahi, Salim Surani, George Udeani, Deepa Desai, Niraj Patel and Jacob Sellers – Department of Pharmacy Practice, Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, TX, and 59 Reynolds Medical Building, College Station, Texas, US, et al.)

Chapter 5. Profile of Children with Bruxism from a Multidisciplinary and Integrative Perspective: A Single-Center Study
(Kranya Victoria Díaz-Serrano, Isabela Ribeiro Madalena, Celia Maria Condeixa de França Lopes, Juliana Feltrin de Souza, Erika Calvano Küchler and Carolina Paes Torres – Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 6. Indications and Principles of Anti-Reflux Procedures in GERD
(Monica Leon, Luis Omar Chavez, Rahul Dadhwal and Salim Surani – General Surgery Deparment, Centro Medico ABC, Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, Mexico, et al.)

Chapter 7. Acute Appendicitis: From Diagnosis to Management
(Fernanda dos Anjos, Paulo Filipe Pereira and Margarete Dulce Bagatini – Medicine student, Federal University of South Frontier, Chapecó, SC, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 8. Management and Prognosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
(Marina Pérez-Flecha, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Enrique Calcerrada, Carlos San Miguel, Joaquín Muñoz, María García-Conde, and Miguel Ángel García Ureña – Department of Surgery, Henares University Hospital, Coslada, Madrid, Spain, et al.)


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