Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 67


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: MED000000

This book explores the latest developments in health and disease research, including new research on SARS-CoV-2, the role of cytokines in asthma, the Omicron variant, mitogen-activated protein kinases as a target for regulating connective tissue growth, deep-learning-based risk assessment of dementia, novel strategies for managing Diabetes Mellitus, hospital management and game theory, available screening methods for the diagnosis of adrenal cortical insufficiency in developing countries, and chiari malformations in children.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Role of Cytokines in the Pathogenesis of Airway Inflammation in Asthma
Deepa S. Mandlik, Satish K. Mandlik, and Heena B. Choudhary
Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune, India

Chapter 2. An Overview of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2): Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management Tactics
Ashfaq Ahmad Shah, Kushal Saxena, Ananya Dhiman, and Amit Gupta
Department of Microbiology, Graphic Era (Deemed to be) University, Dehradun, India

Chapter 3. Novel Strategies for Managing Diabetes Mellitus Using Lipid-Based Delivery Systems as Vehicles of Polyphenols
S. Rocha¹, MSc, M. L. Corvo², PhD, E. Fernandes¹, PhD, and M. Freitas¹, PhD
¹LAQV, REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
²Research Institute for Medicines, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Chapter 4. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases as a Target for Regulating Connective Tissue Growth
Irina A. Shurygina, Irina S. Trukhan, Nataliya N. Dremina, and Michael G. Shurygin
Irkutsk Scientific Center of Surgery and Traumatology, Irkutsk, Russia

Chapter 5. Hospital Management and Game Theory
Ana María Castillo Rivera¹ and Salvador Castillo Rivera²
¹Department of Critical Care and Emergency. Intensive Medicine Unit, Jaén Hospital Complex. Department of Health Sciences, University of Jaén, Spain
²Department of Mathematics. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Madrid, Spain

Chapter 6. Review of the Available Screening Methods for the Diagnosis of Adrenal Cortical Insufficiency in Developing Countries
Ach Taieb¹, Ben Abdelkrim Asma¹, Saad Ghada¹, Halloul Imen¹, Zaouali Monia² and Ach Koussay¹
¹Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia
²Department of Physiology, University Hospital of Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia

Chapter 7. Omicron: Emergence, Detection, and Response
Serap Çetinkaya¹, Nil Özbilüm Şahin¹, Ali Fazıl Yenidünya¹, and Burak Tüzün²
¹Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Science Faculty, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
²Plant and Animal Production Department, Technical Sciences Vocational School of Sivas, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

Chapter 8. Deep-Learning-Based Risk Assessment of Dementia Using Health Examination Data: A Review
Kaoru Sakatani¹, ², MD, PhD, D.Eng, Katsunori Oyama², ³, D.Eng, Kenji Karako¹, PhD, and Lizhen Hu¹, MD, PhD
1¹epartment of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences The University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan
²Institute of Gerontology The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
³Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Nihon University, Fukushima, Japan

Chapter 9. Chiari Malformations in Children: An Overview
Peter Spazzapan, Nina Perosa, Tomaz Velnar, and Borut Prestor
Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia


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