Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 113

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED106000

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The chapters in this volume present the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapters One reviews the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as methods for its diagnosis and treatments with a special emphasis on the latest advances. Chapter Two examines in vitro anti-cancer actions of progesterone on human melanoma cells based on recovery cell growth, adhesion and migration functions. Chapter Three reviews the medical uses, potential complications and advances in spinal anesthesia for ambulatory surgery. Chapter Four evaluates the effects of low dose spinal anesthesia on vital signs of patients for Cesarean Section (CS) and fracture repair. Chapter Five discusses Horner’s syndrome after spinal and epidural anesthesia. Chapter Six studies the chronobiology and electrophysiology of the rat heart under pentobarbital anesthesia. Chapter Seven provides literature orientation and personal experiences to discuss patient-specific instrumentation of total knee arthroplasty. Chapter Eight reviews the involvement of the endocrine system in the pathogenesis and clinical course of M¨¦ni¨¨re¡¯s disease. Chapter Nine summarizes recent research reporting several different effects of non-gluten members of the ¦Á-amylase/trypsin inhibitors and other nutritional food ingredients on the onset and severity of innate and/or adaptive immune responses. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. Advances in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Ioannis Ziogas, Medical Student and Georgios Tsoulfas (Department of Surgery, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Chapter 2. In-vitro Anti-Cancer Actions of Progesterone on Human Melanoma (BLM) Cells Based on Recovery Cell Growth, Adhesion and Migrations Functions
Pandurangan Ramaraj (Deptartment of Biochemistry, KCOM, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, USA)

Chapter 3. Spinal Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery: Review of Literature
M. Echeverri, M. J. Alcantara, A. Abengochea-Cotaina, J. V. Cuchillo, and M. P. Argente (Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Hospital Polit¨¦cnico y Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain)

Chapter 4. Evaluation of Low Dosage Spinal Anesthesia in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Patients
M. Sholjakova, A. Sivevski, V. Durnev, M. Temelkovska Stevanovska, and E. Ivanov (University Clinic of TOARICE at Medical School, UCIM, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, and others)

Chapter 5. Horner's Syndrome after Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia: A Potential Complication
Monica del-Rio-Vellosillo and Jose Javier Garcia-Medina (Senior Consultant Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesia, University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, El Palmar, Murcia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Chronobiology and Electrophysiology of the Rat Heart under Pentobarbital Anesthesia
P. Svorc (Department of Human Physiology, Medical Faculty, Pavol Jozef Šaf¨¢rik University, Kosice, Slovak Republic)

Chapter 7. PSI (Patient-Specific Instrumentation) Total Knee Arthroplasty: Literature Orientation and Personal Experience
Francesco Atzori, Claudio Cuocolo, Fabrizio Buzzi, Luigi Sabatini, and Roberto Russo (Director of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy, and others)

Chapter 8. The Involvement of the Endocrine System in Pathogenesis and Clinical Course of M¨¦ni¨¨re¡¯s Disease
Mitsuhiro Aoki (Department of Biomedical Informatics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan)

Chapter 9. Can Gliadins be Blamed as Unique Drivers of Immune Responses to Gluten?
Ricardo Fern¨¢ndez Musoles and Jos¨¦ Mois¨¦s Laparra Llopis (Department of Immunonutrition and Health, Valencian International University, Valencia, Spain)

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