Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 55


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED000000

This book includes nine chapters that describe recent advances in health and disease. Chapter One discusses controversies regarding the use of intraoperative cell salvage during surgery involving bacterial contamination or malignancy. Chapter Two presents an overview of clinical applications of all-trans retinoic acid. Chapter Three explores the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptors in COVID-19 infection. Chapter Four describes potentially beneficial sports supplements for endurance athletes. Chapter Five studies the influence of low-impact aerobic physical activity on Berger’s disease. Chapter Six evaluates the effects and toxicity features of paclitaxel nanoformulations. Chapter Seven examines a potential link between methamphetamine abuse and glycogen synthase kinase-3. Chapter Eight investigates the health-promoting potential of tryptophan-derived betalin. Finally, Chapter Nine deals with the role of glucagon in exploring the corticotrop pituitary reserve.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Can We Overcome the Obstacles to Modern Intraoperative Cell Salvage Transfusion? A Detailed Review of Current Evidence
Michelle Roets1,2,4, Angela Tognolini1,2 and Melinda M. Dean3,4, PhD
1University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
2Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
3School of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
4Clinical Services and Research, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

Chapter 2. Advanced Formulation of All-Trans Retinoic Acid for Combination Therapy in Cancer
Inad S. Rabadi, Liana Jaber, Judie Omais, Jayashree S. Iyer and Marsa Esmaeili Koosej
College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Chapter 3. Circulating Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) and Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] in COVID-19 Patients
Wattana Leowattana
Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine,
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Chapter 4. Sports Supplements in Endurance Sports: Practical Applications
Rubén Jiménez-Alfageme1, Jaime Sebastia-Rico2, Isabel Sospedra2, Daniel Giménez-Monzó4,
Mar Lozano1, Ana Gutierrez-Hervás2 and José Miguel Martínez-Sanz2
1Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Alicante, Spain
2University Clinic of Nutrition, Physical Activity And Physiotherapy (CUNAFF) Fundació Lluis Alcanyis-Valencia University, Spain
3Nursing Department. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Alicante, Spain
4Department of Community Nursing, Preventive Medicine and Public Health and History of Science Health. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Alicante, Spain

Chapter 5. Effect of Aerobic Physical Activity in Swimming and Cycle Ergometer on Proteinuria in IgA-Nephropathy: A Longitudinal Single Case study
J. I. Salgado-López1, PhD and J. A. Sánchez-Molina2, PhD
1Independent Researcher, Galiza, Spain
2Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of A Coruña, Galiza, Spain

Chapter 6. Nanoformulations of Paclitaxel: Therapeutic or Toxic?
İlknur Sıla Leblebici, Jülide Secerli, Merve Bacanli* and Onur Erdem
University of Health Sciences Turkey Gülhane Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Ankara, Turkey

Chapter 7. Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3b and Methamphetamine Abuse Liability
Junichi Kitanaka1,2, Nobue Kitanaka2, F. Scott Hall3, Logan E. Kountz3, Takuma Hashimoto2, Kai Hirabayashi2, Utau Horie2, Kenta Iwasaki2, Yumi Kawasaki2, Minami Kimura2, Takashi Sakamoto2, Junya Yashiro2, Kazuo Tomita4, Kento Igarashi4, Koh-ichi Tanaka1, George R. Uhl5, Tomoaki Sato4 and Nobuyoshi Nishiyama1
Division of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Hyogo Medical University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
2Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Hyogo Medical University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
3Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
4Department of Applied Pharmacology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan
5Biomedical Research Institute of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, New Mexico VA Healthcare System, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Neurology, VA Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Chapter 8. Health-Promoting Potential of a Natural Plant Pigment Based on Tryptophan
Paula Henarejos-Escudero, Pedro Martínez-Rodríguez, Samanta Hernández-García, M. Alejandra Guerrero-Rubio, Francisco García-Carmona and Fernando Gandía-Herrero*
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology A, Faculty of Biology, Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum,” University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Chapter 9. The Role of Glucagon in Exploring the Corticotrop Pituitary Reserve: Review of the Latest Evidence
Ach Taieb1,2,3, Zaouali Monia2,3,4 and Ach Koussay1,2
Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Farhat Hached Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
2University of Sousse, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
3Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Pathophysiology, Tunisia
4Physiology Department, University Hospital of Farhat Hached Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia


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