Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 53


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED000000

This volume includes eight chapters that detail recent advancements in the field of health and disease. Chapter One investigates the interaction of molybdenum complexes and polyoxometalates with DNA models. Chapter Two discusses the role of superoxide dismutase in sperm capacitation. Chapter Three details various imaging techniques for diagnosis of hepatic steatosis. Chapter Four compares and contrasts dietary supplementation advice for pregnancy from different countries around the world. Chapter Five reviews common electrolyte abnormalities in critically ill patients and provides advice regarding their management. Chapter Six explores the heterogeneity across the spectrum of HDL cholesterol subpopulations and the main components of HDL that participate in the biological activities of HDL. Chapter Seven discusses strategies for the optimization of umbilical cord blood banking. Finally, Chapter Eight concerns the involvement of the breast in granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Interaction of Molybdenum Complexes and Polyoxometalates with DNA Models
Ángel Sánchez-González¹, Nuno Bandeira¹, Adrià Gil¹’²’³ and Maria José Calhorda¹
¹BioISI – Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
²ARAID Foundation, Zaragoza, Spain
³Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea (ISQCH) CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Chapter 2. Superoxide Dismutase Participation in Sperm Capacitation
Rita Payan-Carreira¹, PhD and Dario Santos², PhD
¹CHRC – Comprehensive Health Research Centre & Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, ECT, Universidade de Évora [Pole at Mitra], Évora, Portugal
²CITAB & Department of Biology and Environment, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal

Chapter 3. Diagnosis of Hepatic Steatosis by Imaging
Levent Soydan¹, MD, and Hande Özen Atalay², MD
¹Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
²Koc University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Chapter 4. International Differences Regarding Pregnancy Supplementation Advice
Mar Lozano-Casanova¹, Rubén Jimenez-Alfageme¹, Ana Gutierrez-Hervas¹, José Miguel Martínez-Sanz¹, Caitlin Grainger², Aurora Norte¹ and Isabel Sospedra¹
¹Nursing Department. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Alicante, Spain
²School of Applied Sciences, Abertay University, Scotland

Chapter 5. Electrolyte Imbalance and Fluid Management in Critical Patients
Deepanshu Dhiman, (Senior Resident PGI), Rajeev Chauhan, Ankur Luthra, Summit Bloria and Rashi Sarna
-Department of Anaesthesia, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Chapter 6. The Fascinating Complexity of HDL: From Biogenesis to Function
Lourdes María Varela Pérez, PhD
-Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS), Universitary Hospital Virgen del Rocío/CSIC/University of Seville, Seville, Spain; Department of Medical Physiology and Biophysics, University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Chapter 7. Optimisation of Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
V. Mirabet¹, PhD, and P. Solves², MD, PhD
¹Cell and Tissue Bank. Centro de Transfusión de la Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia, Spain
²Blood Bank. Haematology Department, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain

Chapter 8. Breast Involvement in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)
Javier A. Cavallasca¹, MD, María del Rosario Maliandi², MD, Marina García Carrasco³, MD and Julio Got4 MD
¹Section of Rheumatology. Hospital JB Iturraspe. Santa Fe, Argentina
²Section of Rheumatology. Sanatorio Garay. Santa Fe, Argentina
³Division of Rheumatology. Hospital de Clínicas “José de San Martín” University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. Argentina
4Section of Rheumatology. HUMANITAS Institute. Chaco, Argentina


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