Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 15


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology

This continuing series gathers and presents original research results on the leading edge of medicine and biology. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial topical data across a broad spectrum. This compilation focuses on stem cell-like cells and plant regeneration; amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus; patient education in the internet age; diet, weight loss and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Fcy receptors on human neutrophils; virtual nursing care; and digital dermatological photography

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Stem Cell-Like Cells and Plant Regeneration pp. 1-60
Authors / Editors: (A.S. Blervacq, A. Lucau-Danila, J.P. Couillerot, F. Morcillo, F. Aberlenc-Bertossi, S. Hawkins, T.J. Tranbarger, J.L. Verdeil, Université Lille Nord de France, and others)

Chapter 2 – Amputations in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus pp. 61-122
Authors / Editors: (Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Nicholas Tentolouris, First Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Athens, University Medical School, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 3 – FcγRs on Human Neutrophils: Emerging Patho-Physiological Concerns pp. 123-152
Authors / Editors: (Louis Marois, Emmanuelle Rollet-Labelle, Paul H. Naccache, Centre de Recherche en Rhumatologie et Immunologie, Centre de Recherche du CHUQ, Department of Microbiology-Infectiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Québec, Canada)

Chapter 4 – Digital Dermatological Photography pp. 153-174
Authors / Editors: (Tejaswi Mudigonda, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Surgery Branch, National Institutes of Health)

Chapter 5 – Virtual Nurse Caring: Clinical Trials of Web Site Delivered Patient Education & Nursing Care pp. 175-194
Authors / Editors: (Carol Smith, University of Kansas, School of Nursing, Kansas City, Kansas, USA)

Chapter 8 – Mechanistic Insights into Prostanoid Transformations Catalyzed by Cytochrome P450: Prostacyclin and Thromboxane Biosyntheses pp. 239-264
Authors / Editors: (Tetsuya K. Yanai, Seiji Mori, Ibaraki University, Bunkyo, Mito, Japan)

Chapter 9 – New Methods of Amputation pp. 265-280
Authors / Editors: (Daniel C. Allison, Elke R. Ahlmann, Greg Restivo, Anny H. Xiang, Lawrence R. Menendez, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Department of Orthopedics, University of Southern California, Baldwin Park, California, USA, and others)

Chapter 10 – Main Fungal Pathogens Causing Infections in Immunocompromised Patients pp. 281-300
Authors / Editors: (Amany El Sharif, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 11 – Diet, Weight Loss and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) pp. 301-312
Authors / Editors: (Maria Cristina Elias, Edison R. Parise, Luciana Carvalho, Fany Govetri Sena Crispim, Bruna Elias Rebello, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 12 – Home Hygiene: Hazards and Risks in the Home pp. 313-330
Authors / Editors: (Sibel Erkal, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 13 – Alternate Day Fasting: A Novel Dietary Strategy for Weight Loss pp. 331-340
Authors / Editors: (Krista A. Varady, Department Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Chapter 14 – Human Obesity: An Overview of the Mechanisms and the Basis for Treatment pp. 341-352
Authors / Editors: (Patrizio Tatti, Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology; Annabel Barber University of Nevada Scool of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV)

Chapter 15 – Dietary Approaches to Obesity pp. 353-368
Authors / Editors: (Gal Dubnov-Raz, MD MSc, Elliot M Berry MD, FRCP, Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Clinic, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621, Israel, and others)

Chapter 16 – Background to the Illness: In the Emergency Ward pp. 369-376
Authors / Editors: (Virginie Vautier, Toulon, France)

Chapter 17 – Advanced Control Schemes for Upper Limb Prosthesis pp. 377-408
Authors / Editors: (Stefan Herrmann, Klaus Buchenrieder, Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Fakultat fur Elektrotechnk und Technische Informatik, Munich, Germany)

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