D'hondt Sanne, Malfait Fransiska

Type III collagen is a major fibrillar collagen consisting of three identical α1(III)-chains that is particularly present in tissues exhibiting elastic properties, such as the skin and the arterial wall. Heterozygous mutations in the COL3A1 gene result in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS), a severe, life-threatening disorder, characterized...

img 2018, Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine

Maharaj Satish, Isache Carmen

Meng Zibo, Wu Heshui

Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) of the pancreas are rare neoplasms with low malignant behavior. These neoplasms can be aggressive and cause bad ending of SPN patients. The purpose of this article is to identify certain prognostic factors. We retrospectively evaluated 196 patients from our hospital and SEER database. We identified that tumor...

img 2018, Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis : official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Apheresis, the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy

Kal Öznur, Cezairlioğlu Şefik

The aim of the present study was to evaluate dry eye parameters with conventional tests and tear meniscus with Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Thirty-eight ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis, and 40 healthy individuals were enrolled. An ocular surface disease index...

Janaudis-Ferreira Tania, Goldstein Roger

The study aimed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of an introductory disease-specific educational program delivered during an acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) on objective measures of disease-specific knowledge. Patients admitted to a community hospital with an AECOPD were randomly assigned to a control group (standard care) or...

Han Qianqian, Liu Fang

To investigate the association between cigarette smoking and the clinicopathological features and renal prognosis of type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM) patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN). A total of 223 T2DM male patients with biopsy-proven DN who received follow-up for at least 1 year were recruited. The patients were divided into two groups...

Kuang Amy W, Ahluwalia Gurpreet

Oxymetazoline cream 1.0% is FDA-approved for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults. This phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study assessed the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of oxymetazoline in patients with moderate to severe erythema associated with rosacea....

Hernández-Godínez Braulio, Ibáñez-Contreras Alejandra

Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) make it possible to obtain functional data on the activity of somatosensory pathway. To evaluate the ontogeny of electrical nerve conduction in male rhesus monkeys using SEPs in correlation with the development of the musculoskeletal system based on somatometry and musculoskeletal enzymes. Somatosensory...

img 2018, Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment

Cao Xu-Liang, Dabeka Robert

Levels of most VOCs in foods are usually low because of their volatility, and human exposure to VOCs is expected to be mainly via inhalation of ambient and indoor air. However, dietary exposures to VOCs can be significant to overall exposures if elevated concentrations of VOCs are present in foods consumed in high amounts and/or on a regular...

Kang Kyoungrim, Inglis Sally C

Experience of myocardial infarction (MI) negatively affects different aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study aimed to examine trends in HRQoL of MI patients and to identify demographic, clinical and psychosocial predictors of HRQoL at three months. A total of 150 patients in South Korea were completed the study...

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