This book examines a range of contemporary ideas and arguments concerning the core yet unsettled clinical issues. Important aspects of pulmonary disorders are tackled such as occupational and environmental respiratory health hazards, the role of vitamin D supplementation in airway allergy, or nutritional aspects of care for lung cancer patients. Metabolic disorders affecting the processes of atherogenesis and systemic inflammation also are tackled. Attention is directed to rare but severe pediatric disease entities. Articles give readers practice at analyzing clinical data. The practical insights emphasize the role of science in transforming biomedical knowledge and care. This volume will be essential reading for clinicians, researchers, and other international healthcare professionals engaged in effective patient care and therapy.
Airway and Blood Inflammatory Markers in Waste Collectors, M. Raulf, V. van Kampen, HD Neumann, V. Liebers, A. Deckert, T. Bruning, J. Bunger, and F. Hoffmeyer.- Malnutrition and Quality of Life in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer, J. Polanski, B. Jankowska-Polanska, I. Uchmanowicz, M. Chabowski, G. Mazur, and J. Rosinczuk.- Influence of Vitamin D and Cotinine on T-Regulatory Cells and Asthma Severity in Children, B. Kalicki, A. Wawrzyniak, A. Lipinska-Opalka, S. Lewicki, and R. Zdanowski.- Identification of Mycobacterium Species by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, M. Neuschlova, M. Vladarova, J. Kompanikova, V. Sadlonova, and E. Novakova.- Indoor Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds in Children: Health Risk Assessment in the Context of Physiological Development, R. Czernych, A. Badyda, G. Galezowska, L. Wolska, and P. Zagozdzon.- Metabolic Syndrome as a Factor Affecting Systemic Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, R. Rubinsztajn, T. Przybylowski, M. Maskey-Warzechowska, M. Paplinska-Goryca, P. Nejman-Gryz, K. Karwat, and R. Chazan.- Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Metabolic Syndrome Components in Obese Children and Adolescents, M. Ruminska, E. Witkowska-Sedek, A. Majcher, M. Brzewski, A. Czerwonogrodzka-Senczyna, U. Demkow, and B. Pyrzak.- Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents: a review, P. Milkowska, K. Popko, U. Demkow, and T. Wolanczyk.- Renalase in Children with Glomerular Kidney Diseases, P. Skrzypczyk, J. Przychodzien, M. Mizerska-Wasiak, E. Kuzma-Mroczkowska, M. Okarska-Napierala, E. Gorska, A. Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, U. Demkow, and M. Panczyk-Tomaszewska.- A case of Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Novel Translocation t(6;11)(p22.2;q23) and Concurrent Insertion ins(11;9)(q23;p21.3p21.3), I. Malinowska, B. Sikorska-Fic, M. Romiszewska, A. Stefaniak, A. Pastwinska, E. Gorska, K. Popko, C. Meyer, R. Marschalek, and T. Szczepanski. Index.