Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 105

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

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The chapters in this volume present the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapter One reviews creatinine in obstetrics. Chapter Two studies urinary creatinine analysis by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Chapter Three discusses hormonal and metabolic disorders as links between obesity and cancer risk in men and women. Chapter Four presents and discusses a review of intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations in diverse animal models and humans in the context of aqueous humor dynamics and glaucoma. Chapter Five discusses phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Scabiosa L. genus. Chapter Six discusses new candidate biomarkers, their role in pathogenesis and describes future directions in developing algorithms that will improve the ability to predict the development of clinically relevant graft versus host disease (GVHD). Chapter Seven reviews the literature that informs our understanding on how trypanosomes monitor and respond to nutrients in their environment, with a focus on a key metabolite, glucose. The goal of this chapter is to address mechanisms that enable the parasites to respond to differences in availability of this critical nutrient in the suite of niches they occupy. Chapter Eight discusses bovine trypanosomosis prevalence and its vectors density in the major cattle rearing regions of Cameroon. Chapter Nine presents a short review of the current situation of ecological-genetic research with the use of environmental DNA. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. Creatinine: New Settings in Obstetrics Practice
Rose Gasnier, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto alegre (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Urinary Creatinine Analysis by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry: A Journey through Method Development Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs
Caroline E. West and Blaine N. Rhodes (Chemical Terrorism/Chemical Incident Response and Environmental Biomonitoring, Washington State Public Health Laboratories, Shoreline, WA USA)

Chapter 3. Hormonal and Metabolic Disorders as Links between Obesity and Cancer Risk in Men and Women
Zsuzsanna Suba (National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 4. Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation: A Risk Factor for Glaucoma
Bettina Hohberger (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany)

Chapter 5. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Scabiosa L. genus
Malek Besbes Hlila, Kaouther Majouli, Habib Mosbah, Hichem ben Jannet, Mahjoub Aouni and Boulbaba Selmi (Laboratory of Transmissible Diseases and Biological Active Substances, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 6. Evolving Role of Biomarkers in Acute Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD)
Ajoy L.V. Dias, Gustavo F. Westin, Mark R. Litzow, and William J. Hogan (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, and others)

Chapter 7. Nutrient Sensing in Kinetoplastid Parasites
Yijian Qiu, Stephen L. Patrick, and James C. Morris (Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA)

Chapter 8. Bovine Trypanosomosis Prevalence and its Vectors density in the Major Cattle Rearing Regions of Cameroon (Extreme North, North, Adamaoua and North West): Past, Current and Future
Mamoudou Abdoulmoumini and Sevidzem Silas Lendzele (Department of Parasitology and Parasitological Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences, University of Ngaoundéré, Ngaoundéré, Cameroon, and others)

Chapter 9. Extraction of DNA from Aquatic Samples: Current Situation and Prospects of Russian Research with Some Terminological Notes
A. M. Orlov and S. Yu. Orlova (Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Moscow, Russia, and others)

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