Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 38


Editor: Leon V. Berhardt

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology

This continuing series gathers and presents original research results on the leading edge of medicine and biology. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial topical data across a broad spectrum. Topics discussed include endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors; structural and functional alteration of the aging lower urinary tract; stem cell therapy for ischaemic stroke in the elderly; role of angiogenesis in neural repair after ischemic stroke; ethical and scientific debates on embryonic stem cells; peptidergic regulation of the urinary bladder functions; the biomechanics of ankle surgery; Escherichia coli cystitis; adenovirus diarrhea and homeopathy in anti-aging medicine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Endogenous Angiogenesis Inhibitors: Is The List Ever Ending? pp. 1-48
Authors / Editors: (Saran Kumar, Nithya Rao, Shruthi Venugopal, Ruowen Ge, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Chapter 2 – Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Vasculogenic Mimicry in Human Prostate Cancer Therapy pp. 49-90
Authors / Editors: (Jingli Hao, Michele Madigan, Paul Cozzi, John Kearsley, Yong Li, Cancer Care Centre, St. George Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and others)

Chapter 3 – Structural and Functional Alteration of the Aging Lower Urinary Tract pp. 91-124
Authors / Editors: (Sung Yong Cho, Seong Jin Jeong, Seung-June Oh, Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, and others)

Chapter 4 – Stem Cell Therapy for Ischaemic Stroke in the Elderly pp. 125-144
Authors / Editors: (Ruo-Li Chen, Joyce S. Balami, Christopher Young, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Yueh Chien, Liang-Kung Chen, Francis Szele, Alastair M. Buchan, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 5 – Role of Angiogenesis in Neural Repair after Ischemic Stroke pp. 145-164
Authors / Editors: (Yongmei Chen, Center for Cerebrovascular Research, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, California, USA)

Chapter 6 – Sirt1’s Systemic Protective Roles and its Promise as a Target in Anti-Aging Medicine pp. 165-181
Authors / Editors: (Bin Qi Gan, Bor Luen Tang, Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Chapter 7 – Ethical Debates on the Scientific Use of Embryonic Stem Cells pp. 183-192
Authors / Editors: (Wai-Tong Chien, Li-Qun Wang, Holly H.L Yu, Vincent C.Y. Wan, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Science, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 8 – Peptidergic Regulation of the Urinary Bladder Functions pp. 193-215
Authors / Editors: (Anna Tolekova, Petya Hadzhibozheva, Tsvetelin Georgiev, Rosen Iliev, Galina Ilieva, Federica Pessina, Reni Kalfin, Department of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, and others)

Chapter 9 – Bone Marrow Angiogenesis in Multiple Myeloma and its Prognostic Significance pp. 217-234
Authors / Editors: (Chanchal Rana, S.N. Medical College, Agra, India)

Chapter 10 – Ethical Issues with Extracorporeal Life Support in Patients with Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation pp. 235-246
Authors / Editors: (Kenneth W. Gow, Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA)

Chapter 11 – New Concepts in Biomechanics of the Ankle and Hindfoot: Instability, Osteoarthritis and Reconstruction pp. 247-264
Authors / Editors: (Arno Frigg, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland)

Chapter 12 – Pathogenic Mechanisms in Escherichia coli Cystitis: New Perspectives Joined Together pp. 265-274
Authors / Editors: (Gabriella Piatti, Daniele Saverino, Department of Surgical and Diagnostic Sciences, Section of Microbiology, University of Genova, Italy)

Chapter 13 – Adenovirus Diarrhea: Types, Diagnosis and Treatments pp. 275-286
Authors / Editors: (Shuvra Kanti Dey, Tsuguto Fujimoto, Hiroshi Ushijima, Department of Developmental Medical Sciences, Institute of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 14 – Radiation Induced Cystitis: Physiopathology, Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Options pp. 287-299
Authors / Editors: (R. Martínez-Rodríguez, C. Gutiérrez Ruiz, L. Ibarz Serbio, Urology Department of Universitary Hospital Germans Trias Pujol, Badalona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 15 – Homeopathy: First Line Anti-Aging Medicine pp. 301-307
Authors / Editors: (Jean-Paul Billot, Societe Francaise d’Homeopathie, Societe Francaise de Geriatric et de Gerontologie, France)

Chapter 16 – About Scar Deformities of the Foot pp. 309-315
Authors / Editors: (Babur M. Shakirov, Samarkand State Medical Institute, Burn Department of RSCUMA, Inter-Regional Burn Center, Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

Chapter 17 – Arterial Stiffness and General Aging: Mini-Review and Hypothesis pp. 317-323
Authors / Editors: (Katsuhiko Kohara, Yasuharu Tabara, Michiya Igase, Tetsuro Miki, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, and others)

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