Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 64


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED000000

This book is comprised of twelve selected chapters on advances in health and disease. Chapter one covers applications of nano-formulations in drug delivery for skin disease treatments. Chapter Two examines the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors in the clinical management of diabetes mellitus. Chapter Three reviews the role of sex hormones in asthma therapy. Chapter Four looks at therapies for critically ill COVID-19 patients. Chapter Five examines resistance plasmids; the key to the adaptation of pathogenic microorganisms in hospital environments. Chapter Six shows how oleic acid prevents oxidative stress by inhibiting metabolic pathways in clinical disorders. Chapter Seven reviews the question of post-COVID-19 reactive arthritis, and whether it is a myth or reality. Chapter Eight examines the diagnosis and treatment of dermoid ovarian cysts in children and adolescents. Chapter Nine reviews the beneficial effects of testosterone replacement therapy in older individuals. Chapter Ten covers the state of the art in difficult to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Chapter Eleven provides therapeutic updates on the condition of juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Chapter Twelve examines the underdiagnosed pathology of sinus tarsi syndrome.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Applications of Nano-Formulations in Drug Delivery for Skin Disease Treatments
Vivian Li¹, MMS, and Jinjiang Li², PhD
¹Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, USA
²Prelude Therapeutics Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA

Chapter 2. Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors: Beyond Glycemic Control
Fabiane Ferreira Martins, PhD, Daiana Santana-Oliveira, Aline Fernandes-da-Silva, Flávia Maria Silva-Veiga, PhD, and Vanessa Souza-Mello, PhD
Laboratory of Morphometry, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, Anatomy Department, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chapter 3. The Role of Sex Hormones in Asthma Therapy
Bettina Sommer¹, Luis M. Montaño² and Edgar Flores-Soto²
¹Departamento de Investigación en Hiperreactividad Bronquial, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Ismael, Cosío Villegas, CDMX, México
²Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, CDMX, México

Chapter 4. Anticoagulant Therapy for COVID-19 Critically Ill Patients
I Gusti Ngurah Mahaalit Aribawa, MD, PhD and Adinda Putra Pradhana, MD, MBiomed
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine – University Hospital of Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia

Chapter 5. Resistance Plasmid: The Key to the Adaptation of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Hospital Environments
Jayalaxmi Wangkheimayum¹, Tuhina Banerjee², Pue Rakshit², Nargis Alom Choudhury¹ and Amitabha Bhattacharjee¹
¹Department of Microbiology, Assam University, Silchar, India
²Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 6. The Prevention of Oxidative Stress by Oleic Acid by Inhibiting Metabolic Pathways in Clinical Disorders
David Calderón Guzmán¹, Norma Osnaya Brizuela¹, Maribel Ortiz Herrera², Armando Valenzuela Peraza¹ and Hugo Juárez Olguín³
¹Laboratory of Neurosciences, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (INP), Mexico City, Mexico
²Laboratory of Experimental Bacteriology, INP. Mexico City, Mexico
³Laboratory of Pharmacology, INP, Mexico City, Mexico

Chapter 7. Post-COVID-19 Reactive Arthritis: Myth or Reality?
Soumaya Boussaid, MD, Maroua Hassayoun, , MD, Sonia Rekik, MD, Emna Hannech MD, Hela Sahli, PhD, and Mohamed Elleuch, PhD
Department of Rheumatology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

Chapter 8. Dermoid Ovarian Cysts in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment
Cipta Pramana
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of KRMT Wongsonegoro Hospital Semarang Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia

Chapter 9. The Beneficial Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Older Individuals
Charles Paul Lambert, PhD
Lambert Relentless R&D, LLC, Indianapolis, USA

Chapter 10. Difficult to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Soumaya Boussaid, MD, Emna Hannech, MD, Maroua Hassayoun, MD, and Mohammed Elleuch, PhD
Rheumatology department, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Chapter 11. Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis: Therapeutic Updates
Khaoula Zouaoui, Soumaya Boussaid, Sonia Rekik, Maroua Hassayoun, Safa Rahmouni, Hela Sahli and Mohamed Elleuch
Rheumatology department, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

Chapter 12. Sinus Tarsi Syndrome: An Underdiagnosed Pathology
Soumaya Boussaid, MD, Houssem Tbini, MD, Maha Nasri, MD, Sonia Rekik, MD, Hela Sahli, PhD, and Mohammed Elleuch, PhD
Rheumatology department, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia


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