Tension-free mesh repair of inguinal hernia in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Tension-free mesh repair is associated with low morbidity and low recurrence rates in PD patients. Timely management and close collaboration with renal physicians are essential to continue PD after repair. PMID: 32063146 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that MTC is a more immunologically active tumor that has been previously reported. Patients with advanced MTC should be screened for targetable antigens and immune checkpoints to determine their eligibility for current clinical trials. Additional studies are necessary to fully characterize the antigenic potential of MTC and may encourage the development of adoptive T cells therapies for this rare tumor. PMID: 32242507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The influence of the α/β ratio on treatment time iso-effect relationships in the central nervous system. Int J Radiat Biol. 2020 Apr 03;:1-25 Authors: Jones B, Klinge T, Hopewell JW Abstract Purpose: To investigate the influence of changes in α/β ratio (range 1.5-3 Gy) on iso-effective doses, with varying treatment time, in spinal cord and central nervous system tissues with comparable radio-sensitivity. It is important to establish if an α/β ratio of 2 Gy, the accepted norm for neuro-oncology iso-effect estimations, can be used.Methods: The rat spinal cor...
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Orthopaedics &Traumatology: Surgery &ResearchAuthor(s): Maharsh K. Patel, William Z. Stone, Bradley S. Schoch, Aimee M. Struk, Kevin W. Farmer, Thomas W. Wright, Joseph J. King
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 69Author(s): Ji Wang, Tong Wu, Li Fang, Chunlei Liu, Xiaoting Liu, Hongmei Li, Junhua Shi, Meihe Li, Weihong Min
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S.C.-Y. Wong, R.T.-S. Kwong, T.C. Wu, J.W.M. Chan, M.Y. Chu, S.Y. Lee, H.Y. Wong, D.C. Lung
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Omid Asbaghi, Faezeh Fouladvand, Sajjad Moradi, Damoon Ashtary-Larky, Razieh Choghakhori, Amir Abbasnezhad
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Amerta Ghosh, Ritesh Gupta, Anoop Misra
Conclusion: Gut microbiota composition and function are associated with CKD severity. And, specific gut microbes are potentially helpful for CKD early diagnosis and prognosis monitoring. PMID: 32241215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Authors: Wan Q, Qian S, Huang Y, Zhang Y, Peng Z, Li Q, Shu B, Zhu L, Wang M Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of human morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although cholesterol-lowering drugs, including statins and recently approved PCSK9 inhibitors, together with antithrombotic drugs have been historically successful in reducing the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD), the high incidence of CAD remains imposing the largest disease burden on our healthcare systems. We reviewed cardiovascular drugs recently approved or under clinical development, with a particular focus on their pharmaco...