TERT gene polymorphisms are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk in the Chinese Li population

ConclusionOur data shed new light on the association betweenTERT SNPs and COPD susceptibility in the Chinese Li population.
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study indicates RA-ILD among Blacks is predominantly a disease of elderly females with higher rates of GERD and CVD risk factors. Further studies are needed to identify the pathogenetic differences accounting for the gender distribution of RA-ILD among Black and White populations.Key Points•First study to assess ILD among predominantly Black RA patients.•The prevalence of RA-associated ILD was 6.36%, affecting mostly women in their sixth decade with seropositive disease.•COPD was the most common airway disease among non-RA-ILD Black population.•GERD was found in approximately one-third of ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Serdar Kalemci, Aydın Sarıhan, Abdullah Şimşek, Arife Zeybek
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a prototype wireless, flexible oxygen sensor the size of a band aid. The device can be stuck to the skin and can wirelessly monitor blood oxygen levels and transmit data through the intern...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Materials Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
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Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Heart Failure Clinics - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
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