Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 192


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

This volume includes five chapters dealing with some of the latest advances in medicine and biology. Chapter One pontificates on the impact of the sequencing of the human genome on the search for life in the universe. Chapter Two summarizes current understanding of how to assess endothelial dysfunction, main risk factors, mechanisms underlying its development, prognostic implications, and biomarkers. Chapter Three assesses the effects of the hormone irisin on glucose metabolism. Chapter Four highlights the common disorders that need to be considered as a differential diagnosis for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and features that help in their differentiation. Finally, Chapter Five deals with tapered modular femoral components in revision total hip arthroplasty.

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Chapter 1. Space Medicine: The Impact of Sequencing Human Genome on the Search for Life in the Universe
(Hameed Khan – Department of Genetics and Robotics, NCMRR (National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Chapter 2. Endothelial Dysfunction in Children and Young Adults: Clinical Implications and New Perspectives
(Marcela Kreslová, Aneta Sýkorová, Petr Jehlička, Jiří Kobr, and Josef Sýkora – Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Faculty Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Pilsen, the Czech Republic)

Chapter 3. Effects of the Hormone Irisin on the Glucose Metabolism
(H. Ergin Egritag – Department of Biochemistry, Veterinary Faculty of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Differential Diagnosis of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
(Soumava Mukherjee – Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 5. Tapered Modular Femoral Components in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
(Patrick K. Strotman, Thomas E. Brown and Quanjun Cui – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA)


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