O O’Sullivan, T Campbell, A Darby, N Mourillon, J Campbell, T Melbourne, V Green, MD Jackson
Chikungunya virus infection-associated arthralgia was determined in adult Jamaicans 8–12 months post-outbreak. Persistent and severe arthralgia occurred in 30.3% and 27.5% of the participants, respectively. Females had greater odds of persistent and severe pain. Severe joint pain was related to pre-existing arthritis.
Age at diagnosis of breast cancer in women of Grand Bahama (Bahamas) significantly influenced the survival rates, with younger women living longer: and, to a lesser extent, so did staging and axillary lymph node status. However, and due to small numbers, the influence of treatment modalities on survival was not demonstrated.
Electronic and in-person advertising, no academic assignments within a week of the blood drive and large blocks of free time for donating, were positively associated with university-student blood donation. University-student blood donation rates may be increased by scheduling each on-campus blood drive around the timetables of specific student groups using personal and/or electronic advertising.
KM Zayyen, A Rastegar-Lari, S Ghafourian, M Taherikalani, N Sadeghifard, FA Jalilian, B Badakhsh, A Hematian, I Pakzad
The results demonstrated the main mechanism of ciprofloxacin resistance is via AcrAB efflux system with decreasing of MIC level but the other mechanism including mutation of gyrA and presence of qnr loci also are considerable.
The aim of this article was to examine post-burn bone loss and determine whether it was local or diffuse. These injuries caused systemic bone loss. This bone loss could not be correlated with the severity of the burns.
Odontogenic tumours are derived from the epithelial and mesenchymal elements that are part of the tooth forming apparatus. A retrospective study of the patients with histopathologic diagnosis of orofacial tumours. Odontogenic tumours constituted 179 [15.3%] cases out of a total of 1170 orofacial tumours.
ZL Qiu, ZJ Wang, JK Huang, HH Dou, CM Zhen, F Cheng
This was conducted to observe the effect of thymosin alpha l (Tα1) on severe acute pancreatitis in rats. Results showed that thymosinα1 can decreas proinflammatory cytokines, reduce pancreas injury and has a protective effect in rats with SAP, which provides a new strategy for the clinical treatment of SAP.
Identification and classification of brain tumour accurately from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a tough job. We adopted a technique using wavelet transform and neural network to identify and classify the tumour. The developed system produced an accuracy of 93.02%.
H Moemeni, M Moallem, H Parsian, SR Hosseini, H Noreddini, A Mosapour, H Negahdar, M Alizadeh, ZS Kelagari
It is proposed in conditions that bone turnover rate is high, mobilization of bone lead to the blood will occur. Lead mobilization from bone to the blood of patients with osteopaenia and osteoporosis was similar to normal patient.
The present report studies the preventive effects of dead nettle extract on liver lesions that were induced by experimental aflatoxicosis in rats. According to the biochemical and histopathological findings of this report, antioxidant system activity increased and lipid peroxidation and liver enzyme levels decreased in the group that received IOY extract. As a result, it can be concluded that IOY has hepatoprotective effects against aflatoxicosis.
This study investigated the level of plasma hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)1α and cytochrome c in correlation with CRP, dyslipidaemia, and insulin resistance, and prognostic factors in Saudi Type 2 diabetic patients. Reduced level of HIF-1α and non-significant increased level of cytochrome c correlated negatively with these prognostic factors. These results point to a possible pathogenetic implication for HIF-1α.
The study describes the revelatory experience of diagnosing a high functioning male adult on the autistic spectrum by a non-specialist medical practitioner and its implications for knowledge, attitudes and practice.