Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 54


Lowell T. Duncan

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED000000

This book presents some recent updates in health and disease. Chapter One provides an overview of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Chapter Two summarizes the recent research findings related to the pathogenesis of E. histolytica. Chapter Three summarizes the literature concerning the role of fluoride in osteogenesis. Chapter Four investigates the utility of ultrasound elastography in detection of liver disease. Chapter Five evaluates the efficiency of health services of some countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chapter Six describes treatment options for petroclival meningiomas. Chapter Seven explains the uses, mechanisms of actions and clinical outcomes of ibuprofen. Chapter Eight defines and describes limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, including its clinical manifestations, diagnostic strategies, and treatment options. Finally, Chapter Nine discusses the diagnosis of methamphetamine-related poisoning and death, including pathophysiological and toxicological findings, in forensic practices.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. An Overview of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
Raymond A. Huml1, MS, DVM, RAC, Teresa Leon2, MD, PhD, and Maryna Kolochavina3, PharmD, PMP
1Vice President of Medical and Scientific Strategy, Head of the Rare Disease Consortium, Syneos Health® Clinical Solutions Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
2Madrid, Spain
3Berlin, Germany

Chapter 2. Understanding Entamoeba histolytica Pathogenesis: In Light of Recent Advancements
Suchetana Pal, Raktim Ghosh and Somasri Dam
Department of Microbiology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
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Chapter 3. The Role of Fluoride in Osteogenesis
Amanda Souza Scotti1, Melissa Camassola1, Juliana da Silva2,3 and Ana Letícia Hilario Garcia2,3
1Laboratory of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering PPGBioSaúde (Postgraduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology Applied to Health), Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2Laboratory of Genetic Toxicology, PPGBioSaúde, Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Canoas, RS, Brazil
3Laboratory of Genetic Toxicology, La Salle University (UniLaSalle), Canoas, RS, Brazil

Chapter 4. Utility of Ultrasound Elastography in Detection of Liver Disease in Areca Nut Habitual
Suwarna Dangore- Khasbage, MDS, PhD, MPhil (HPE)
Fellowship in Head & Neck Imaging, Professor & Head, Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha, India

Chapter 5. Efficiency Evaluation of Health Services of Selected Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic
N. Firat Ozkan and Berna H. Ulutas
Department of Industrial Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Chapter 6. Petroclival Meningiomas
Tyler Warner1, MD, Modhi Alhussinan2, MD, Sami Khairy3, MD, Faisal Farrash4, MD, and Turki Elarjani1, MD
1Department of Neurosurgery, University of Miami, Miami, Fl, USA
2Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Neurosurgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4Department of Neurosurgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chapter 7. Ibuprofen: Uses, Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Outcomes
Gustavo Henrique de Mattos-Pereira1, Rafael Paschoal Esteves Lima1 and Fernando Oliveira Costa1, PhD
1Department of Clinical Dentistry, Pathology and Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Chapter 8. Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy: A Review
Nermina Nakas
Executive Director, Neuroscience and Rare Disease, Medical and Scientific Management,
Clinical Solutions, Syneos Health®, Morrisville, North Carolina USA

Chapter 9. Forensic Diagnosis of Methamphetamine Poisoning and Methamphetamine-Related Deaths
Hiroshi Kinoshita1, Mitsuru Kumihashi1, Sella Takei1, Mostofa Jamal1, Tadayoshi Yamashita1, Etsuko Tanaka1, Sachiko Kawahara1, Hiroko Abe2 and Shoji Kimura1
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki, Kita, Kagawa, Japan
2Bio Design Inc., Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan


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