Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 170


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 170 begins by presenting the latest evidence that Alzheimer’s disease-related proteins and their genes play a role in post-ischemic brain damage, and that an ischemic episode is an essential and leading provider of Alzheimer’s disease development.
The authors go on to review the pathophysiology, symptoms, epidemiology, analysis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Important issues when appraising and interpreting studies on fertility awareness methods used for avoiding pregnancy are described, and correct clinical applications of fertility awareness methods for contraception are also discussed.
The basic molecular pathology of human cancers is discussed, as well as rising technologies for tumour characterization and the role of molecular profiling in identifying potential targets for individualised treatment.
Additionally, an overview of the various modalities for assessing the liver functional reserve in patients undergoing hepatic resection is provided.
Lastly, data on the linearization of somatic growth plots in humans and rats is discussed, showing the existence of at least two ontogenetic transitions: juvenile and pubertal.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Brain Ischemia as a Bridge to Alzheimer’s Disease
(Ryszard Pluta, MD, PhD, Laboratory of Ischemic and Neurodegenerative Brain Research, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 2. An Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease
(Mohd Sajad and Sonu Chand Thakur, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Fertility Awareness Methods and Contraception: Evidence and Clinical Application
(Joseph V. Turner, PhD, School of Rural Medicine, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia)

Chapter 4. Molecular Pathology of Cancer
(Preety Kadian Singh, Divya Harihar, Roza Parveen and Kinnari N. Mistry, School of Engineering, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Liver Function: An Overview
(Takatsugu Matsumoto, MD, Takehiro Okabayashi, MD, Kenta Sui, MD, Takahiro Murokawa, MD, Jiro Kimura, MD, and Yuichi Shibuya, MD, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kochi Health Sciences Center, Kochi, Japan)

Chapter 6. Linearized Non-monotonic Growth Plots Reveal Ontogenetic Transitions Probably Related to the Principal Transformation from Development to Aging
(Viktor I. Goudochnikov and Leonid Yu. Prokhorov, International Society for DOHaD, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, and others)


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