Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 39


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease

BISAC: MED000000

This book consists of eleven chapters, each of which provide details on recent advancements in the field of health and disease. Chapter One deals with cytomegalovirus infections and the gastrointestinal tract bleeding they cause. Chapter Two explores the current state of knowledge on prevalence and risk factors associated with sarcopenia. Chapter Three reviews the role of epigenetic markers as predictors of autism spectrum disorders in preterm birth. Chapter Four collates and reviews literature about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Chapter Five examines immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, one of the major subtypes of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy. Chapter Six concerns the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis after sclerosis. Chapter Seven focuses on the various indications for therapeutic hypothermia in epilepsy and its underlying molecular mechanisms. Chapter Eight presents a review of the efficacy of social distancing for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Chapter Nine consists of a case study concerning canine leptospirosis in its icteric form related to Weil’s disease. Chapter Ten reviews the available studies comparing the efficacy of ivermectin against topical scabicides, its use in outbreak settings, and gaps in current knowledge. Finally, Chapter Eleven focuses on the different causes of thrombophilia as a predisposition to deep vein thrombosis.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding Caused by Cytomegalovirus: A Comprehensive Review
(Yee-Huang Ku and Wen-Liang Yu – Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan, et al.)

Chapter 2. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Sarcopenia
(Trinidad Sentandreu-Mañó and José M. Tomás – Department of Physiotherapy, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 3. Epigenetic as Underlying Mechanism of the Link between Preterm Labor and Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Marta Lizarán Villalba, Julia Buesa Lorenzo, Pablo Isaac Gonzalez Valls, and Ana García Blanco – Psycology Department, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 4. A Review of Literature on Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
(Bharath K. Bhat, Raviraja Adhikari and Kiran Kumar V. Acharya – Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Heterogeneity of Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Illustrated in a Cohort of Belgian Patients: Consequences for Diagnosis and Disease Management
(Boel De Paepe and Jan L. De Bleecker – Department of Neurology and Neuromuscular Reference Center, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium)

Chapter 6. Sclerosis and Deep Vein Thrombosis
(Cécile Marie Courtin and Bernard Joseph Bouffioux – Clinique Saint-Pierre, Ottignies, Belgium)

Chapter 7. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Epilepsy
(Asma Akbar Ladak and Shaheen E. Lakhan – Medical College, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, et al.)

Chapter 8. Role of Population Density as Natural Social Distancing Factor in Coronavirus Spreading
(Akram Jassim Jawad – Department of Polymer and Petrochemical Industries, College of Materials Engineering, University of Babylon, Al Hillah, Babel, Iraq)

Chapter 9. Acute Leptospirosis in Its Icteric Form: A Case Study
(B. Valladares-Carranza, V. Velázquez-Ordoñez, C. Ortega-Santana, J. Castro-Maruri, A. Zaragoza-Bastida, N. Rivero-Pérez, L. Delgadillo-Ruiz, R. Bañuelos-Valenzuela, P. I. Gallegos-Flores and J. L. Zamora-Espinosa – Research Center and Advanced Studies in Animal Health. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics. Autonomous Mexico State University. Toluca, Mexico, et al.)

Chapter 10. Role of Ivermectin in the Management of Institutional Outbreaks of Scabies
(Hebah Ghanem and Geetha Sivasubramanian – Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, California, US, et al.)

Chapter 11. Thrombophilia: A Predisposing Factor of Deep Vein Thrombosis
(Cécile Marie Courtin and Bernard Joseph Bouffioux – Clinique Saint-Pierre, Ottignies, Belgium)


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