Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 185


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology

BISAC: SCI008000; MED000000

This monograph consists of six chapters, each describing recent advancements in medicine and biology. Chapter One details the use of radiology as an imaging method in diagnosis and risk-assessment of osteoporosis. Chapter Two describes research that aims to better understand the mechanisms involved in the onset of extrapyramidal side effects following treatment with antipsychotics. Chapter Three deals with issues related to endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), including diagnosis, endoknives, procedure, traction method, management of complications, and more. Chapter Four discusses ESD in the context of colorectal neoplasia. Chapter Five discusses estrogen receptor mutations that have been described in the ligand binding domain as well as the proposed treatments for patients with breast cancer ESR1 mutant-bearing tumors. Finally, Chapter Six discusses the role of estradiol in the regulation of the immune response of the host during parasitic infections and how estradiol affects parasite physiology.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Radiology of Osteoporosis
(Brian C. Lentle, William D. Leslie, Ian Hammond, Leanne M Ward, Jacques P. Brown, Jerilynn C. Prior, Peter L Munk, Victor Konji, Andy Kin On Wong, and David Goltzman – Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, et al.)

Chapter 2. Antipsychotic-Induced Extrapyramidal Side Effects in Rodents: Effects of Nitric Oxide
(Marcela B. Echeverry, Maria Camila Almeida, Sonia G. Prieto, Aline V. Sousa-Santos, Victor R. C. Torres da Silva, Maira Bonifacio de Souza and Moira Bonifacio de Souza – UFABC, São Bernardo do Campo, SP, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 3. Overview of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection: Developments, Techniques, and Complications
(K. Fujita – Department of Gastroenterology, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji, Japan)

Chapter 4. Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Colorectal Neoplasia
(Pak Tat Chan – Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Chapter 5. Triad Relevance in Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancer: Estradiol, Estrogen Receptor/Mutations and Anti-Hormonal Therapy
(Segovia-Mendoza Mariana, Gómez de León Carmen T, Cristina Lemini and Jorge Morales Montor – Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, et al.)

Chapter 6. The Role of Estrogens on the Immune Response Against Parasitic Infections and Parasite Physiology: Focus on Estradiol
(Víctor Hugo Del Río-Araiza and Jorge Morales-Montor – Departamento de Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México, et al.)


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