Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 109

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: SCI008000

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The chapters in this volume present the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapter One reviews sialic acids in early life and their impact beyond infancy. Chapter Two examines how prolonged excitation of hypothlamic sympathetic center provokes preeclampsia by the stimulation of expanded pregnant uterus through uterus-brain nerve. Chapter Three reviews the genesis of the new and emerging field of synthetic biology. Chapter Four studies individuals’ involvement in biobanking and new ways of doing research in bio-medicine. Chapter Five discusses the impact of IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis after hepato-biliary-pancreatic resection in our population and identifies non-invasive diagnostic methods, IgG-IgG4 serum values, and magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) images to diagnose this entity in the early postoperative period in order to avoid aggressive and unnecessary treatment. Chapter Six examines and summarizes the available literature on burnout amongst emergency medicine physicians and provides recommendations for future work in this field. Chapter Seven provides microbiological and physicochemical characterizations of ground and spring waters associated with public health issues. Chapter Eight examines how abdominal vagal afferent nerves could be activated by nutrients and hormones via the mechanisms of molecular sensing, signal transduction and sensing regions and how they regulate food intake and metabolism. Chapter Nine elucidates important basic and clinical aspects of malignant otitis externa (MOE) and outlines an updated diagnostic workup and management of MOE in a clear and concise manner. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. Sialic Acids in Early Life and Their Impact Beyond Infancy
Maria J Martin and Elena Oliveros (Abbott Nutrition R&D, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 2. Prolonged Excitation of Hypothlamic Sympathetic Center Provokes Preeclampsia by the Stimulation of Expanded Pregnant Uterus through Uterus-Brain Nerve
Kazuo Maeda (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Emeritus), Tottori University Medical School, Yonago, Japan)

Chapter 3. Synthetic Biology – Modelling and Making Cells
Roy D. Sleator (Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland)

Chapter 4. Individuals’ Involvement in Biobanking: New Ways of Doing Research in Bio-Medicine
Luciana Caenazzo and Pamela Tozzo (Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy)

Chapter 5. IgG4-related Sclerosing Cholangitis in the Early Postoperative Period after Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery: Screening using Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography and Serum IgG4 Values
David Padilla-Valverde, Pedro Villarejo-Campos, Carlos Marcote-Ibañez, Mercedes Molina, Elena Buces, Francisco J Redondo, Maitane Múgica (Department of Surgery, University General Hospital, Ciudad Real, Faculty of Medicine, Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Burnout in Emergency Physicians and Strategies to Prevent it
Megan Grigg and Manit Arora (University of New England, Australia, and others)

Chapter 7. Microbiological and Physicochemical Characterization of Ground and Spring Waters: Imminent Public Health Issue
Luís Rodrigues da Silva, Adriana Sousa and Branca M. Silva (CICS-UBI - Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade da Beira Interior, Av. Infante D. Henrique, Covilhã, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 8. A Role for Abdominal Vagal Afferent Signals in the Regulation of Food Intake and Metabolism
Yusaku Iwasaki, Toshihiko Yada, Hisayuki Uneyama and Akihiko Kitamura (Division of Integrative Physiology, Department of Physiology, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Shimotsuke, Japan, and others)

Chapter 9. Malignant Otitis Externa
Sangeeta Kapur Maini, Raghav C. Dwivedi and Bhaskar Ram (ENTconsultant andclinical senior lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB, UK, and others)

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