Results of our study showed that most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were hospitalized for an average of five days, and mortality rate was 5%; these outcomes are better than those found in the literature.
Median nerve communication with musculocutaneous nerve is not very common. Knowledge of these variations aids the clinician in the proper interpretation of the case; failure of this may complicate various surgical approaches in this area.
A review of the biological elements supporting the usefulness of a particulate form of demineralized bone matrix with spinal fusion reports some limitations of its use described in the medical literature, and in the interbody space, using a cadaveric biomechanical model
The aqueous and hexane extracts of Petiveria alliacea were investigated for hypoglycaemic properties in normoglycaemic and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The findings demonstrated no significant changes in blood glucose levels in response to Petiveria alliacea treatment.
Although the function of autophagy in the sorafenib resistance is still uncertain and more studies are needed to explore the possible resistant mechanism, it offers a new potential strategy for overcoming resistance to sorafenib.
PA Leake, JM Plummer, A Rhoden, MAC Frankson, G Gordon-Strachan, LP Powell, PO Roberts
This analysis of colorectal anastomoses at a tertiary institution in Jamaica demonstrates acceptable leak and mortality rates. No modifiable risk factors were identified as contributing to anastomotic leaks.
J Wang, X-T Sui, Y-X Sun, Y Li, G Yang, F Xu, Y-L Zhang, X-G Zhang
In this study, the positive rate of ventricular late potential was higher in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) than patients with NSTEMI. Close attention should be paid to these patients in order to reduce the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmia attack.
D Halliday, R Butler, D Francis, J Thompson, M Joseph, CC Ragin
A survey of 399 persons was done in Nassau, Bahamas, to determine knowledge and attitudes toward the human papillomavirus and its vaccine. Although knowledge of both was limited, the majority would vaccinate their children.
A cross-sectional study of 1224 students revealed that selection of oral hygiene products was based more on parental influence. There seems to be a lack of knowledge and awareness about how to choose a dentifrice and toothbrush
With growing stress levels among students, sleep problems have become a common affair and significant gaps in sleep education exist today among medical students. Health hazards of sleep deprivation include anxiety, depression, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, breast malignancy, increased error rate at work, decreased dexterity and adverse impact on academic performance.