Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 169

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Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 169 begins with a focus on psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that displays autoimmune traits with strong genetic predispositions. Often, psoriasis is associated with significant physical or psychosocial burden, poor quality of life and significant long-lasting impairments.
Following this, the authors discuss matrix metalloproteinases, multi-domain proteins with activities regulated by tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases.
Cyptorchidism, a congenital pathological condition characterized by the failure of testes to descend to the scrotum, is also discussed.
Exposure to environmental toxicants, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and drugs of abuse can lead to altered reproductive parameters like histopathology of reproductive organs, sperm morphology, altered hormone level, oxidative stress and inflammation. As such, the subsequent study deals with different toxicants and their routes of exposure.
The role that endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometrial polyps and uterine fibroids may play in female infertility is examined.
The authors present three cases of twin pregnancy with complete hydatidiform mole and a coexisting normal fetus. The course of pregnancy, ultrasound findings, and histological and immunohistochemical characteristics are described along with the p57 status.
In the closing study, the mode of action, indications, contraindications, side effects, drug–drug interactions and pharmacokinetic parameters of secnidazole are discussed in detail.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Psoriasis, Biological Therapies and Gender Perspective
(Martina Fiocchi, Emanuela Zagni and Delia Colombo, Novartis Farma S.p.A, Largo Umberto Boccioni, Origgio, VA, Italy)

Chapter 2. New Insights into the Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases
(Shiereen Fatima and Sonu Chand Thakur, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Spermatogenesis and Cryptorchidism
(Chitrakshi Consul and Sonu Chand Thakur, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 4. Approaches to Evaluating Male Reproductive Toxicity
(Shiereen Fatima and Sonu Chand Thakur, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 5. Pathophysiological Risk Factors for Infertility in Women
(Mohd Sajad and Sonu Chand Thakur, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 6. Twin Pregnancies with Complete Hydatidiform Mole and Coexisting Normal Fetus
(Irina N. Voloshchuk, MD, Irina V. Barinova, MD, Marina A. Chechneva, MD, Tatyana S. Kovalenko, PhD, Marina V. Kapustina, PhD, and Ruslan A. Barto, PhD, Moscow Regional Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7. Secnidazole: Clinical, Analytical & Stability Aspects
(Sidra Hassan, Adeel Arsalan, Mirza Tasawer Baig, Arif Sabah and Najeeb Khatian, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan, and others)

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