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A 62-year-old tall, thin African American man presented to the emergency department after four days of constipation and vomiting. He had decreased mental status, and was unable to provide a complete medical background. His spouse reported that the patient had diffuse abdominal pain for the past four days, and had been experiencing increased thirst and excessive urination for the past four weeks.She reported that the patient was unresponsive to over-the-counter laxatives and had been unable to produce bowel movements. The patient had no prior abdominal surgery, medication use, or primary care visits. The patient used to be a 20-pack-a-year smoker, but he had quit smoking almost 10 years earlier. The patient also had shortness of breath for the past day but no fever, chills, or chest pain.Patient's vital signs had a blood pressure of 150/77 mm Hg, heart rate of 58 beats/minute, temperature of 98.1°F, and oxygen saturation of 99%. The patient later admitted to drinking two cans of beer a day and smoking marijuana habitually, but denied any family history of diabetes or hypertension.The patient appeared lethargic during the physical exam. He also had rapid deep breathing that required increased respiratory efforts. Vesicular breath sounds were heard bilaterally with the use of accessory muscles observed. The abdominal exam revealed a diffusely tender abdomen on palpation. There was no guarding, rebound tenderness, or organomegaly. Bowel sounds were present but hypoactive.Mult...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Therapeutic Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Taken together, these results suggest that SXD maybe alleviate EMT in DN via the inhibition of the TGF-β1/Smad/RUNX3 signaling pathway under hyperglycemic conditions.Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractBurns and chronic wounds are especially challenging wounds to heal. In efforts to heal these wounds, physicians often use autologous skin grafts to help restore mechanical and barrier functionality to the wound area. These grafts are, by nature, limited in availability. In an effort to provide an alternative, we have developed an electrospun wound dressing designed to incorporate into the wound with the option to deliver a cellular payload. Here, a blend of poly(glycolic acid) and poly(ethylene glycol) was electrospun as part of a custom fabrication method that incorporated 3D printed poly(vinyl alcohol) sacrificia...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH REPORT Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Yan Liu, Zhiwei Zhang, Xiaofen Lu, Jian Meng, Xuying Qin, Jie JiangAbstractEndometriosis of sciatic nerve is a common gynecological disease. Here we aimed to study the anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive role of sulforaphane on sciatic nerve endometriosis. The sciatic nerve endometriosis rat model was constructed by autologous implantation of uterine tissue. Sulforaphane was administered intraperitoneally at the dose of 5, 15, 30 and 60 mg/kg/day for 28 days. Behavioral testing was performed at day 7, 14, 21 and 28. At day 2...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In this study, olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) were cultured, chitosan (CS) was prepared, and the compatibility of CS and OECs was detected by MTT method. Animal model of chronic constrictive sciatic nerve injury (CCI) was made, OECs and OECs+CS were transplanted to the region surrounding the chronic sciatic nerve injury, and the difference between the two groups in the treatment of NPP was compared. The mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were measured by using behavioral method. In situ hybridization and Western-blotting were used to detect the expression of P2X4R mRNA and protei...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Di Lullo L, Bellasi A, Guastamacchia E, Triggiani V, Ronco C, Lavalle C, Di Iorio BR, Russo D, Cianciolo G, La Manna G, Settembrini S Abstract Diabetes mellitus, with its complications, is one of the major health problems in economically developed countries and its prevalence is constantly increasing. Kidneys and heart involvement represent main comorbidities in diabetic patients often leading to organ's failure. The treatments available until a few years ago are often associated with hypoglycemia, weight gain, gastro-intestinal disorders and other side effects together with serious averse effects on renal...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
Authors: De Vecchis R, Paccone A, Di Maio M Abstract BACKGROUND: The MacNew questionnaire in its original version is a diagnostic tool which consists of a number of questions answered on a seven-point scale. Among the multiple possible choices, each marked by a box, the examined patient will have to tick only one. In fact, more than one answer for each proposed question is not allowed, for the formulation of the final score. Global and subscale( physical, social and emotional subscales) scores are computed by dividing the sum of the scores achieved for each individual item by the number of items listed in the quest...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
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