Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 38


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease

BISAC: MED000000

This monograph consists of eight chapters that provide updates in the field of health and disease. Chapter One describes orthostatic hypotension, a geriatric syndrome caused by postural blood pressure change, and its impact on quality of life in the elderly. Chapter Two describes the causes and effects of endometriosis, a common condition in women of reproductive age that is very frequently associated with infertility. Chapter Three also relates to infertility, as it presents up-to-date information on the impact of stress, anxiety, and depression on conception, impaired fertility, and infertility. Chapter Four investigates the possible involvement of the superior colliculus in eye movement problems associated with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare type of “parkinsonism” that can affect all types of eye movement. Chapter Five summarizes the recently published, epidemiological findings referring to the impact of environmental and occupational factors on fecundity and fertility. Chapter Six describes the use of electrodiagnostic evaluation for lumbar spinal stenosis, which in many cases correlates with symptoms better than diagnostic imaging. Chapter Seven investigates the association between substance abuse and the decision to seek abortion among low-income women. Finally, Chapter Eight shows how the qualitative and quantitative properties of eigenvalues can explain phenomena ranging from the dynamics of human reactions in tactile environments to the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Orthostatic Hypotension and Its Role in Health and Disease, Especially in the Elderly
(Fatma Sena Dost, Neziha Erken and Ahmet Turan Isik – Department of Geriatric Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Endometriotic Cyst and Infertility
(Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Sanja Terzic, Gauri Bapayeva, Jelena Micic, Kuralay Kongrtay, Antonio Simone Laganà and Milan Terzic – Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, et al.)

Chapter 3. Psychological Factors and Infertility
(Jelena Micic, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Sanja Terzic, Gauri Bapayeva, Kuralay Kongrtay, Antonio Simone Laganà and Milan Terzic – IVF Unit, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, et al.)

Chapter 4. A Quantitative Study of the Pathological Changes in the Superior Colliculus in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
(Richard A. Armstrong – Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 5. Environmental and Occupational Pollutants Exposure and Infertility
(Sanja Terzic, Kuralay Kongrtay, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Gauri Bapayeva, Jelena Micic, Antonio Simone Laganà and Milan Terzic – Department of Medicine, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Zhanybek-Kerey khans Street, 5/1, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)

Chapter 6. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
(Stephen Kishner, Alpha T. Anders, Elyse Cleveland, Allen Degges, Ryan J. Wolfe, Gavin C. Nixon and Janice L. Kishner – Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, US, et al.)

Chapter 7. Substance Use Behaviors Associated with Unintended Pregnancy and Seeking Abortion Care in a Predominantly Low Income Sample of Women
(Jennifer Katz, Amy R. Harrington, Catherine Cerulli, Hugh F. Crean, Iwona Juskiewicz and Ellen L. Poleshuck – Department of Psychology, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY, US, et al.)

Chapter 8. Fundamental Properties of Eigenvalues of Dynamical Systems and Their Applications: From Fluid Dynamics to Human Reactions and COVID-19 Epidemics
(T. D. Frank, A. Guevara-Flores and K. Nguyen – Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, CT, US)


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