Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 171


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

This compilation begins by examining the use of propofol for end of life sedation. As the use of this medication in end-of-life care is uncommon, providers may lack practical experience and resources that are specific to this specialized application.
Following this, the authors describe the role of sperm DNA integrity in miscarriage, including a review of the available DNA fragmentation assays and treatment options for high levels of DNA fragmentation.
Mental health literacy is reviewed, particularly focusing on possible reasons for the current illiteracy and aiming to determine how literacy be achieved in the mental health field.
The evidence demonstrating that seasonal influenza infection is an additional risk factor for acute vascular events, including both acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke, is explored.
Some challenging cases of total hip arthroplasty are reviewed in light of recent literature, including: multiple failed hip arthroplasties in a young noncompliant patient, dysplastic hips with insufficient bone stock, acetabular wall defect in an elderly patient, unavoidable intra-operative complications and septic hip complication in childhood.
The transversus abdominis plane block, a block in which a local anaesthetic drug is deposited in the plane between two abdominal wall muscles, is surveyed as a promising modality for analgesia.
The authors discuss molecular epidemiology in the field of infectious diseases, which points to the detection of genetic polymorphisms based on measures of genetic heterogeneity among strains of microorganisms of clinical importance.
In the closing review, a comprehensive look at the current state of knowledge with regard to molecular networks of halotolerance in cyanobacteria is provided, focusing on important components functioning in ion homeostasis, de novo synthesis of novel compatible solutes, and the adaptation of intracellular molecular events by salt-responsible components.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Propofol in End of Life Care
(John Bodnar, Penn Medicine Hospice Chester County, West Chester, PA, US)

Chapter 2. The Role of Sperm DNA Integrity in Miscarriage
(A. N. Sharpe and H. M. Bhandari, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents – The Challenge of Consumer Mental Health Literacy
(Joan Marie Haliburn, Division of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 4. The Influenza/Vascular Events Conundrum: Impact on Vaccination
(Ami Schattner, MD, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel)

Chapter 5. Primary Complex Total Hip Arthroplasty: Challenging Cases, Surgeons’ Experience and Outcomes
(Levent Bayam, Sufyan Mansoor, Erin J. Demoulin, Ihsan Oz, Aaron Ng and Mehmet Erdem, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 6. Tap Block: An Emerging Modality for Postoperative Pain Relief in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
(Nandita Mehta and Sayyidah Aasima, HOD Anaesthesia and Critical Care, ASCOMS and Hospital, Jammu, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Molecular Epidemiology in Microbiology
(Elina Reinoso, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina)

Chapter 8. Sensing and Molecular Mechanisms of Salt-Stress Tolerance in Cyanobacteria
(Rungaroon Waditee-Sirisattha and Hakuto Kageyama, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)


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