Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 179


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology

BISAC: MED000000

This edited volume includes eight chapters, each of which describe recent advances in medicine and biology. Chapter One discusses dietary recommendations and beneficial compounds, such as vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytochemicals to aid the management of abnormal lipid metabolism in postmenopausal women. Chapter Two discusses the role of viral infection and features from the host that take part in the development of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Chapter Three analyzes the effects of caffeine and coffee consumption on airways and lung function, particularly in the case of asthma. Chapter Four describes the use of natural and herbal drugs in the treatment of hepatitis B. Chapter Five presents the results of a genetic survey for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). Chapter Six describes the treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis using soft interspinous process device. Chapter Seven reviews the efficacy of tonsillectomy for rheumatic diseases. Finally, Chapter Eight summarizes the available literature concerning graft pre-soaking in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions as a method of reducing the likelihood of post-operative infections, which can lead to septic arthritis.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. What Is Menopause?
(Seong-Hee Ko – Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea)

Chapter 2. Viral Infection and Hemophagocityc Lymphohistiocitosis
(José Arellano Galindo, Sergio Zavala-Vega, María del Rocío Thompson-Bonilla, Icela Palma-Lara, Alberto Parra-Barrera Alberto, Alfredo Aureoles-Romero, Eugenio Vázquez-Meráz, Melanie Viridiana M Martínez Mendoza, Juan Xicohtencatl-Cortes, Sara A Ochoa, Ariadnna Cruz-Cordova, Juan Carlos Nuñez-Enriquez, Gerardo Ponce Jesús, Mariana García-Jiménez, Abril Trujillo-Hernández, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré and Elva Jiménez-Hernández – Laboratorio de Virología Clínica y Experimental, Unidad de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, et al.)

Chapter 3. Coffee and Caffeine Respiratory Health Benefits: A Review
(Bettina Sommer, Luis M. Montaño, Edgar Flores-Soto, Bianca S. Romero-Martínez, Georgina González-Avila and Héctor Solís-Chagoyán – Departamento de Investigación en Hiperreactividad Bronquial, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Ismael Cosío Villegas, CDMX, México, et al.)

Chapter 4. An Update on Natural or Herbal Drugs against Hepatitis B Virus
(Mohammad K. Parvez, Mohammed S. Al-Dosari and Ahmed H. Arbab – Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saudi University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, et al.)

Chapter 5. Molecular Epidemiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae Producing KPC-17 and NDM-1 Carbapenemases in Southern Taiwan
(Yee-Huang Ku, Chi-Chung Chen, Yan-Chang Yang and Wen-Liang Yu – Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan, et al.)

Chapter 6. The Role of Soft Interspinous Process Device Coupled Decompression for the Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
(Samo K. Fokter, Dženan Jahić and Nino Mirnik – Department of Orthopedics, University Medical Centre Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, et al.)

Chapter 7. Tonsillectomy for Rheumatic Diseases
(Yuki Nanke, Hiroki Yabe, Tsuyoshi Kobashigawa and Shigeru Kotake – Institute of Rheumatology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Tokyo, Japan, et al.)

Chapter 8. To Soak or Not to Soak? Reducing the Risk of Infection after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Vancomycin Pre-Soaking
(Keith Hay-Man Wan – Associate Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, The People’s Republic of China)


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