Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 86

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: MED000000

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This book presents the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapters include research on environmental risk factors for diabetic nephropathy; pre-endoscopic management of patients with hematemesis; the benefits of early diagnosis, halo fixation and/or ventral stabilization of dens-fractures in correspondence to age of the patient and fracture type; a discussion on how and to which extent heart rate variability (HRV) is acutely changed in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or in hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS); an evaluation of the anatomical, refractive and functional results of an innovative technique of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty; the physical, emotional and quality of life aspects of patients with Cervical Dystonia; the current issues in medical literature regarding androgen use during menopause; an overall report on the benefits and limitations of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) mass spectrometry (MS) analysis; the classification methods of the X-ray cerebral angiograms; and the diagnosis and management of intraoperatively necrotizing fasciitis of the breast.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter One
Pre-Endoscopic Management of Patients with Hematemesis: Areas of Controversy
(Matthew L. Bechtold, Douglas L. Nguyen, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, and others)

Chapter Two
Fractures and Instabilities of the Craniocervical Region: A Review of Different Approaches of Dens Axis Fractures
(Georg Kakavas and Athanasios K. Petridis, Department of Neurosurgery, Sana Klinikum Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany)

Chapter Three
Severe Hyperglycemic Disarrangements: Heart Rate Variability as a Tool for Risk Estimation and Therapy Management
(Sven Suefke, Hasib Djonlagić and Thomas Kibbel, Medical Department I,
University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany)

Chapter Four
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: Is a Bare Descemet Necessary?
(M. H. C. Lima, A. R. Rizzi, R. A. Simoceli, F. B. Cresta, W. C. Lima, G. Victor and M. R. Alves, Mário Henrique Camargos de Lima- Division of Cornea and External Disease, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter Five
Physical, Emotional and Quality of Life Aspects of Patients with Cervical Dystonia
(Roberta Weber Werle, Luiz Henrique Schuch, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil)

Chapter Six
The use of Androgens in the Menopause: A Critical Review of its Effects
(Rafael Silvestre Knack, Lis Marina Mesquita, Vagner Rosa Bizarro, Julio César Salles Santos, Denise Rosso Tenório Wanderley Rocha, Alberto Krayyem Arbex, Endocrinology Department, Medical Institute for Teaching and Research, IPEMED, Brazil, and others)

Chapter Seven
Classification of Pixels in the Cerebral Angiogram
(Irina Andra Tache, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Department of
Automatic Control and System Engineering, Romania)

Chapter Eight
Advances and Challenges in Structural Analysis of Human Milk Oligosaccharides using Modern Mass Spectrometry
(Marko Jovanović and Jasna Peter-Katalinić, Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, Croatia)

Chapter Nine
Necrotizing fasciitis of the Breast caused by a Masochistic Act
(Peter Stumpner, Thomas Stumpner, Landes-Krankenhaus Rohrbach Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rohrbach, Austria, and others)

Chapter Ten
Commentary on Environmental Pollution and Diabetic Nephropathy
(Charles J. Everett and Olivia M. Thompson, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA, and others)

Index

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