Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 76

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: SCI008000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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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 in this book include a quality improvement imperative on achieving command over hospital acquired infections in intensive care units; medicare and escalating costs; effects of exercise and the impact on cognitive health in normal, healthy, older adults; fluoroquinolones; treatment of skull base tumors with proton radiation therapy; phytobalneotherapy in rheumatic diseases; strategies to increase awareness and adherence to infection control and reduce nosocomial infection rates in neonatal intensive care; neurological side effects of ciprofloxacin; serum amyloid A-LDL as a cardiometabolic risk marker; superwarfarin poisoning; and edemas. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


A Quality Improvement Imperative: Achieving Command over Hospital Acquired infections in Intensive Care Units
(Matthew C. Exline, Syed Masood, Madhuri M. Sopirala, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA, and others)

Medicare and the Escalating Costs of US ESRD Care Compared with the United Kingdom National Health Service: A Case Study of Reengineering Current US CDC Hepatitis B Virus Testing Protocols among Hemodialysis Patients to Achieve Cost Savings - The Use of a New IT Software Program, The CKD Express©, to Achieve Cost-Effective CKD Care for the US Medicare
(Macaulay Amechi Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA, and others)

Effects of Exercise and the Impact on Cognitive Health in Normal, Healthy, Older Adults
(Jaimie L. Miesel, F. Richard Ferraro, University of North Dakota, USA)

Fluoroquinolones: Chemistry, Uses, Resistance and Adverse Effects
(Silvia Marchesan, Yue Qu, Center of Excellence for Nanostructured Materials, INSTM, Unit of Trieste, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Piazzale Europa, Trieste, Italy, and others)

Treatment of Skull Base Tumors with Proton Radiation Therapy: Potential, Evidence and Perspectives
(Dante Amelio, Marco Cianchetti, Barbara Rombi, Sabina Vennarini, Francesco Dionisi, Lorenzo Vinante, Maurizio Amichetti, Unità Operativa di Protonterapia, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari (APSS) – Trento, Italy, and others)

Phytobalneotherapy in Rheumatic Diseases
(Sara Cheleschi, Sara Tenti, Giovanni Guadagni, Antonella Fioravanti, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy)

Strategies to Increase Awareness and Adherence to Infection Control and Reduce Nosocomial Infection Rates in Neonatal Intensive Care
(Ula El-Kafrawy, Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Lecturer Manchester University, MBChB DRCOG MRCP MRCPCH, Tertiary NICU,
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK)

Neurological Side Effects of Ciprofloxacin
(Ahad A. Abdalla, Valerie Tsang, Sadigg A. Abdalla, Departments of Nephrology and Medicine, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)

Serum Amyloid A−LDL (SAA-LDL) as a Cardiometabolic Risk Marker
(Kazuhiko Kotani, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan)

Superwarfarin Poisoning
(Stela Rutović, Marinko Dikanović, Department of Neurology, General Hospital Slavonski Brod, Croatia)

Edema: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options
(Chinaka O. Nwaehujor, Onyedikachi A. Adika and Godwin O. Igile, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, and others)


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