Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 41


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED022000

In this edited volume, updates in the field of health and disease are presented. Chapter One studies the incidence of hearing loss in patients with congenital cytomegalovirus infections. Chapter Two reviews the current literature concerning the multifactorial theories and etiologies of glaucomatous optic disc change and visual field loss in patients with normal-tension glaucoma. Chapter Three discusses the effectiveness of endovascular treatment for peripheral arterial disease, which is common in dialysis patients. Chapter Four describes a new technique for severely calcified infrapopliteal artery lesions called “percutaneous intraluminal needle cracking.” Chapter Five aims to identify the occurrence of chronic kidney disease in the family members of chronic hemodialysis patients. Chapter Six describes methods for the outpatient management of oncologic patients with solid tumors and febrile neutropenia. Chapter Seven ascertains the suitability of peritoneal dialysis as a first choice for treatment of acute kidney injury patients. Chapter Eight reports on the application of a cathodically pretreated boron-doped diamond electrode for the determination of phenylbutazone using the differential pulse voltammetry, as a simple alternative method for quality control of this drug. Chapter Nine investigates the liaison between contaminated foods and the occurrence of illness in consumers to provide a clear picture of reports during the years 2010-2020. Lastly, Chapter Ten reviews the benefits and limitations of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and the evidence behind the recommendations to support their use in different patient populations.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Hearing Loss in Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection in Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
(Semiramis Zizlavsky, Tri Juda Airlangga, Natasha Supartono and Vindina Rettha – Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, et al.)

Chapter 2. The Multifactorial Pathogenesis of Normal Tension Glaucoma: A Brief Review
(Basil Mathews and Meredith R. Klifto – Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, US)

Chapter 3. Effectiveness of Endovascular Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Dialysis Patients in Japan
(Akira Miyamoto, Tomonori Takagi, Yoshinori Yoshida, and Takashi Maruyama – Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Takatsu General Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan)

Chapter 4. Novel Technique of Percutaneous Intraluminal Cracking Using Puncture Needles for Severely Calcified Infrapopliteal Artery Lesions
(Akira Miyamoto, Tomonori Takagi, and Tatsurou Takei – Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Takatsu General Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan, et al.)

Chapter 5. Chronic Kidney Disease Occurrence and Treatments in the Family Members of Hemodialysis Patients
(Fernanda Lise, Eda Schwartz, Lílian Moura de Lima Spagnolo, Aurélia Danda Sampaio, Luciana Rota Sena and Juliana Martino Roth – Department of Nursing, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Outpatient Management of Oncologic Patients with Solid Tumors and Febrile Neutropenia
(Alfonso Lopez de Sa and Aranzazu Manzano – Department of Medical Oncology, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 7. Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury: The Role and Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis
(Damir Rebić, Aida Hamzić-Mehmedbašić and Alen Džubur – Clinic for Nephrology, Clinic for Cardiology, Clinical center University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Chapter 8. An Improved Voltammetric Method for Quality Control of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals Containing Phenylbutazone
(Natalia Sayuri Matunaga Campos, Bruna Coldibeli, Carlos Alberto Rossi Salamanca-Neto, and Elen Romão Sartori – Laboratório de Eletroanalítica e Sensores, Departamento de Química, Centro de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil)

Chapter 9. Investigation on Norovirus Occurrence in Foodstuffs during the Years 2010-2020
(Pierina Visciano, Maria Schirone and Francesca Conte – Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 10. Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors: Not Just for Diabetes Anymore?
(Jacqueline L. Olin and Dawn Battise – Wingate University School of Pharmacy, Wingate, North Carolina, US)


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