Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 103

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
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The chapters in this volume present the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapter One summarizes the recent knowledge on the effects of carnitine on hyperammonemia in patients with liver cirrhosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Chapter Two discusses the role of Acyl/free carnitine ratio on uremic cardiomyopathy in chronic hemodialysis patients. Chapter Three investigates the possible application of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) during milk fermentation in relation to ACE-I inhibitory peptides. Chapter Four focuses on black tea and the effect of the addition of milk on the antioxidant activity of black tea. Chapter Five clarifies the current status of aortic valve stenosis therapy and defines its main advantages and problems related to the current option of treatment to better understand how to deal with patients at intermediate risk for conventional surgery. Chapter Six reviews clinical signs, diagnosis and topical therapy of dermatophyte infections. Chapter Seven focuses on species, subtypes, differences in pathogeny and clinical manifestations, and mathematical methods for DNA sequence analysis of human cryptosporidiosis. Chapter Eight reviews global health security for the control of emerging infectious disease outbreaks. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Effect of Carnitine Supplementation on Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Takuya Adachi, Akinobu Takaki and Hiroyuki Okada (Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan)

Chapter 2. The Role of Acyl/free Carnitine Ratio on Uremic Cardiomyopathy in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
Y. Kudoh, S. Aoyama, T. Torii, Q. Chen, S. Takagi and A. Nozawa (Kidney Center, Sapporo South One Hospital, Sapporo, Japan)

Chapter 3. Fermented Milk with Lactic Acid Bacteria Enriched of Angiotensin-I Converting Enzyme (ACE)-Inhibitory Peptides
Amal Bakr Shori (King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 4. Black Tea in Milk as a Carrier and Source for Potential Antioxidant Compounds
Amal Bakr Shori, Ahmad Salihin Baba, and Premalatha Muniandy (King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and others)

Chapter 5. How to Deal with Aortic Valve Stenosis in Patients at Intermediate-High Risk in the Modern Era
Paolo Nardi, Marco Russo, Guglielmo Saitto, Antonio Pellegrino, and Giovanni Ruvolo (Cardiac Surgery Division, Tor Vergata University Policlinic, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 6. Dermatophyte Infections: Clinical Signs, Diagnosis and Topical Therapy
Peiying Feng and Wei Lai (Department of Dermatology and Venereology, The third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China)

Chapter 7. Human Cryptosporidiosis: Species, Subtypes, Differences in Pathogeny and Clinical Manifestations, and Mathematical Methods for DNA Sequence Analysis
Ionela Mirela Neagoe, D. Popescu, Lidia Lazar, V. I. R. Niculescu, and S. Miclos (Parasitology Chair, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, and others)

Chapter 8. Challenge to the Threat of Invisible Transmission: Global Health Security for the Control of Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Masachika Senba and Naoki Mori (Department of Pathology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan, and others)

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