Association of HLA Alleles with Primary Sj ögren’s Syndrome in the South Tunisian Population
Conclusion: The results of this study support the hypothesis of the existence of a susceptibility gene for pSS loc ated in the HLA class I and III regions. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Cyanotic Congenital Cardiac Disease and Scoliosis: Pre-operative Assessment, Surgical Treatment and Outcomes
Conclusion: Scoliosis surgery in patients with complex cardiac disease may be indicated to treat progressive deformities which produce severe symptoms. A multidisciplinary approach including a spinal surgeon, as well as a cardiologist, haematologist, respiratory paediatrician and spinal anaesthetist can evaluate the general medical condition and weigh the benefits and risks of surgery. Deformity correction can be performed using a meticulous technique and has produced a series of satisfactory outcomes. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Patients Hospitalized during 2015 - 2017 in Hospitals in Poland
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that in the hospital environment, MRSA isolates can quickly acquire new antimicrobial resistance determi nants and that knowledge of current resistance patterns is important for the effective treatment of infections caused by MDR MRSA. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Continuous Femoral Nerve Block with Dexmedetomidine Combined with Low Concentrations of Ropivacaine for Postoperative Analgesia in Elderly Knee Arthroplasty
Conclusion: The protocol of 0.05 μg × kg–1× h–1 of DEX combined with 0.15% ro ­pivacaine in ultrasound-guided continuous femoral nerve block for postoperative analgesia in elderly patients with TKA provides a better analgesic effect than without DEX performance.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Coronally Repositioned Flap with Bioresorbable Collagen Membrane for Miller ’s Class I and II Recession Defects: A Case Series
Conclusion: Recession coverage with a coronally repositioned and bioresorbable collagen membrane demonstrated good results in terms of root coverage as well as increase in the width of keratinized tissue.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

In-vitro Post-antifungal Effect of Posaconazole and its Impact on Adhesion related Traits and Hemolysin Production of Oral Candida dubliniensis Isolates
Objective: Candidal adherence to denture acrylic surfaces (DAS) and oral buccal epithelial cells (BEC), formation of candidal germ tubes (GT), candidal cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH) and hemolysin production are important pathogenic traits of Candida. Antifungal drug-induced post-antifungal effect (PAFE) also impact the virulence of Candida. Candida dubliniensis isolates are associated with the causation of oral candidiasis which could be managed with posaconazole. Thus far there is no evidence on posaconazole-induced PAFE and its impact on adhesion-related attributes and production of hemolysin by C. dubliniensis. Henc...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinicopathologic Features and Treatment Characteristics of Congenital Corneal Opacity Infants and Children Aged 3 Years or Less: A Retrospective Single Institution Analysis
Conclusion: Our study demonstrates that CCO has varied manifestations in infants and young children in China. A thorough medical history, careful clinical examination and the use of accessory examinations such as ultrasound biomicroscopy are critical for the accurate diagnosis and classification of CCO and to provide guidance on therapeutic choices. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

A Formula to Predict the Magnitude of Achilles Tendon Lengthening Required to Correct Equinus Deformity
Conclusions: The required dimension of ATL can be calculated preoperatively using the mathematical formula presented here. The advantages of this approach are that it allows accurate tendon lengthening and reduces the size of the surgical incision. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Intravitreal Ranibizumab Injection for the Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity
Conclusion: One injection of 0.3 mg intravitreal ranibizumab is effective in treating ROP stage III mainly in zones I and II.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Assessing HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitudes among Senior High School Students in Kuwait
Conclusion: This study provides a benchmark for further elaborate studies in the community to develop appropriate health education and awareness programs.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Reply to Correspondence on “Glomerular Filtration Rate as a Prognostic Factor for Long-Term Mortality after Acute Pulmonary Embolism”
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Added Value of Contrast Medium in Whole-Body Hybrid PET/MRI: Comparison Between Contrast-Enhanced and Non-Contrast-Enhanced Protocols
Objective: To compare the diagnostic ability and time efficiency of contrast-enhanced (CE) whole body FDG PET/MRI protocol and non-contrast-enhanced (NCE) protocol. Subjects and Methods: Ninety-three patients with known primary tumors underwent whole-body hybrid FDG PET/MRI during the follow-up of their malignancies with the use of NCE and CE protocols. The NCE PET/MRI protocol consisted of diffusion-weighted (b = 0 s/mm2 and 800 s/mm2) and T1-weighted Turbo Flash in the axial plane and T2-weighted HASTE sequence in the coronal planes ( ∑ = 25 minutes). The CE PET/MRI protocol was performed by acquiring axial serial CE...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Laparoscopy in Acute Care Surgery: Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer
Conclusions: Laparoscopy in the treatment of perforated duodenal ulcer is safe and can be utilized as a routine approach for the treatment of this pathology.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Suicidal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Using Motor Vehicle Exhaust in an Open Space
Conclusions: This case was studied to observe the pattern of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning in an open space. This might be helpful for forensic medicine, emergency medicine, and occupational medicine.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Diffuse Coronary Artery Fistula Leading to Syncope and Treated with Transcatheter Coil Occlusion and a Defibrillator: A Case Report
Conclusion: The present case describes extensive fistulas complicated with fatal ventricular arrhythmias due to ischemia and left ventricle dysfunction. A cardioverter defibrillator was implanted to prevent sudden cardiac death.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Perception and Attitudes of Dental Students ’ Towards Their Role in the Delivery of a Brief Smoking Cessation Intervention
Conclusions: Students need more client-centered skills and knowledge to bolster their confidence in cessation counseling. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

NT-proBNP and Echocardiographic Parameters in Liver Cirrhosis: Correlations with Disease Severity
Conclusion: NT-proBNP is increased in patients with cirrhosis and is correlated with the severity of liver disease as established by Child-Pugh class, MELD score, and the presence of ascites.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Serum Adropin Levels Are Reduced in Adult Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Conclusion: We observed a decrease in serum adropin levels among adult patients with NAFLD. We also found lower levels of serum adropin in patients with insulin resistance, supporting previous data in the literature. Studies investigating the association of adropin levels with other inflammatory parameters are warranted to define its exact role in the pathogenesis of hepatosteatosis.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of ESBL-, AmpC-, and Carbapenemase-Producing < b > < i > Klebsiella pneumoniae < /i > < /b > and < b > < i > Escherichia coli < /i > < /b > Isolates
Conclusion: In this study, 3K. pneumoniae isolates simultaneously carried ESBL, AmpC, and carbapenemase genes. Up-to-date strategies such as combination therapy or utilization of new antimicrobial agents might help to combat such drug-resistant organisms.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Occlusal Caries Detection and Diagnosis Using Visual ICDAS Criteria, Laser Fluorescence Measurements and Near- İnfrared Light Transillumination Images
Objective: Current diagnostic tools for non-cavitated occlusal caries are not very reliable. For this reason, newer systems need to be developed. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of visual inspection (ICDAS-II), laser fluorescence (DIAGNOdent pen), and near-infrared transillumination technique (DIAGNOcam) in the detection of non-cavitated occlusal caries lesions under clinical and laboratory conditions in 90 third molar teeth planned for extraction. Materials and methods: Ninety third molar teeth were firstly examined in clinical conditions, scored according to ICDAS II criteria and examined with DIAGNO...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Multi-Modal Intra-Operative Spinal Cord Monitoring (IOM) During Spinal Deformity Surgery: Efficacy, Diagnostic Characteristics and Algorithm Development
Conclusion: Multimodal IOM is highly sensitive and specific for spinal cord injury. This technique is reliable for the assessment of the condition of the spinal cord during major deformity surger y. We propose an algorithm of intra-operative action to allow close cooperation between the surgical, anaesthetic and neurophysiology teams and to prevent neurological deficits. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The utility of ocular ultrasonography to evaluate the influence of Tourniquet application on intracranial pressure
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Association Between Growth Differentiation Factor 15 and Non-Dipping Circadian Pattern in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Essential Hypertension
Objective: Non-dipper hypertension (HT) confers greater risk compared with dipper hypertension. Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) recently emerged as a novel and independent marker of cardiovascular disease, both in diagnostic and prognostic scopes. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship of circadian blood pressure (BP) pattern with serum GDF-15 level in newly diagnosed HT patients without left ventricular hypertrophy. Subjects and Methods: Newly diagnosed non-dipper (n = 66) and dipper (n = 60) HT patients were selected according to 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Healthy normotensive subjec...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Value of Multidetector Computed Tomography in the Assessment of Achalasia Subtypes and Detection of Pulmonary and Thoracic Complications
Objective: To evaluate multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings in patients with achalasia, to assess its role in differentiating subtypes in detecting lung involvement and extra-esophageal thoracic complications. Subjects and Methods: This clinical retrospective study included 51 patients with manometrically-confirmed achalasia who underwent chest X-ray and MDCT in diagnostic work-up. Esophageal wall thickness and morphology, luminal dilatation, lung changes and extra-esophageal manifestations were analyzed on MDCT by two readers. Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney test were used for assessing the differen...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Prognostic Impact of the Lymphocyte-to-Monocyte Ratio in Resected Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma < br > < br >
Objective: Although the prognostic significance of systematic inflammation-based scores, such as the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and the prognostic nutritional index (PNI), have been explored in pancreatic cancers, few reports have investigated the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR). We aimed to retrospectively investigate the prognostic value of the preoperative LMR in patients with resectable pancreatic head cancer (PHC). Methods: From 2005 to 2016, 165 patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for PHC. All samples of peripheral blood were collected within two weeks prior ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Highly Porous Titanium Cups versus Hydroxyapatite-Coated Sockets: Mid-Term Results in Metachronous Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty
Conclusion: Highly porous titanium cups produced using an additive manufacturing and electron beam melting technology achieved reliable mid-term clinical and radiographic results, not inferior to second generation cups. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Preoperative Serum Leptin Level is Associated with Preoperative Pain Threshold and Postoperative Analgesic Consumption in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Section
Conclusion: Preoperative levels of serum leptin were higher in C-section patients with labor pain than in those without labor pain, and increased serum leptin levels were associated with decreased preoperative pain t hreshold and increased postoperative analgesic consumption in our study population. Postoperative analgesic requirements may vary among patients, and their requirements might be predicted using preoperative indicators. Serum levels of leptin might be one such indicator and this warrants further stud ies with larger sample sizes. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An Unusual Presentation of Cytomegalovirus Infection: Generalized Edema
Conclusion: CMV-related protein-losing gastropathy may present with generalized edema without any gastrointestinal symptoms. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Relationship Between Type II Diabetes Mellitus and the Prevalence of Apical Periodontitis in Root-Filled Teeth Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) in type II diabetic (DM) patients with either optimal glycemic control (OGC) or poor glycemic control (PGC) compared with nondiabetics using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Subjects and Methods: The periapical status of 75 teeth with adequate root canal treatment performed at least one year ago that could be visualized in the field of view of CBCT images of 43 DM patients (29 females, 14 males) were compared with a control group consisting of 162 teeth of 86 nondiabetics (56 females, 30 males). In addition, the DM group was divided into subgr...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Glomerular Filtration Rate as Prognostic Marker in Acute Pulmonary Embolism
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Prognosis of Primary Osteosarcoma in Elderly Patients: A Comparison between Young and Elderly Patients
Objectives: Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in childhood. Although a poorer prognosis has been described in older patients, few reports have focused solely on primary osteosarcoma. We evaluated the clinical features of elderly patients with primary osteosarcoma. Materials and Methods: Ninety-four patients were included in this retrospective study, and we divided them into two groups (older patients and younger patients) based on a cut-off age of 40. The patients ’ information, including age, tumor type, location, presence of metastasis, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage, treatment-r...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Extirpation of Adrenal Gland Ganglioneuroma Incidentally Diagnosed During Evaluation for Patchy Alopecia Areata in an Adolescent Boy
ConclusionFurther studies should reveal the relationship between AA and GN as well as the role of vitamin D in AA. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Rapid Changes of Thyroid Function in a Young Woman with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
ConclusionWe suggest educating patients and physicians to recognize changes in thyroid function and close monitoring of unclear cases of overt hyperthyroidism. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Prenatal Inflammation Dampens Neurogenesis and Enhances Serotonin Transporter Expression in the Hippocampus of Adult Female Rats
Conclusion:Prenatal LPS-induced reduction in neurogenesis was dissociated from anxiety-like behavior in adult female rats. Furthermore, the long-lasting impact of prenatal LPS on neurogenesis in female offspring was age-dependent. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children - A Serbian Single Center Experience from 2010 to 2017
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological, clinical, endoscopic and pathohistological characteristics of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in Serbia. Method: All children aged 0 to 18 diagnosed with EoE in the period between 2010 and 2017, at the University Children's Hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, were retrospectively enrolled. Results: EoE was diagnosed in 35 children (12.45 ± 3.77 years) with male predominance (74%). The median incidence rate was estimated to be 0.85 per 100 000 children per year with the highest rate estimated at 3.17 per 100,000 children in 2017. Dysphagia (71.4%...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Need for De-Prescribing in Hospital Elderly Patients Discharged with Limited Life Expectancy: The REPOSI Study
Conclusion: Hospital discharge is associated with small reductions in the use of commonly prescribed preventive medications in patients discharged with limited life expectancy. Cardiovascular drugs are the most frequent potentially avoidable preventive medications. A consensus framework, or shared criteria for potentially inappropriate medication in elderly patients with limited life expectancy could be useful to further improve drug prescription. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Serum Albumin and Future Risk of Hip, Humeral, and Wrist Fractures in Caucasian Men: New Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study
Conclusion: In middle-aged Caucasian men, low serum albumin is associated with an increased risk of future fractures. The potential relevance of serum albumin concentrations in fracture prevention and prediction deserves further evaluation. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

HLA Haplotype Frequencies and Genetic Profiles of the Kuwaiti Population
Conclusion: Identifying the haplotype diversity in the Kuwaiti population will contribute to the selection of an HLA-match for HSCT, disease associations, pharmacogenomics and knowledge of population HLA diversity. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Female Physicians Leading Health Care in the Arab World
Conclusion: While women make up more than half of medical graduates in Kuwait at present, significant barriers had restricted their entry into formal medical leadership roles in the past. However, it is now seen that females currently occupy more leade rship positions in government hospitals in Kuwait. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Oral Health Status of Kuwaiti Children with a History of Chronic Liver Disease
Objective: To investigate the oral health status and dental manifestations of children with a history of chronic liver disease (CLD) compared to healthy children. Subjects and Methods: Twenty children (15 boys, 5 girls) with history of CLD were compared to twenty healthy controls, matched for age and gender. Clinical examination was carried out by the same dentist. Caries prevalence, using the decayed, missing and filled primary and permanent teeth indices (dmft/DMFT) was recorded. Developmental enamel defects, plaque score and gingival overgrowth were also investigated. Results: No statistically significant differences we...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Platelet Rich Plasma Diffusion in Achilles Tendon: Relationship with Therapeutic Outcomes
Conclusions: Platelet-rich plasma diffusion has no effect on clinical outcome, which mainly depends on the metabolic activation of the whole structure of the tendon. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Thyroid Nodules are More Prevalent in Subjects with Colon Polyps, Independent of Insulin Resistance
Conclusion: These results may support the presence of other common mechanisms in the development of these two pathologies other than insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Forensic Epigenetic Analysis: The Path Ahead
Unlike DNA fingerprinting which scores for differences in the genome that are phenotype neutral, epigenetic variations are gaining importance in forensic investigations. Methylation of DNA has a broad range of effects on the lifestyle, health status and physical appearance of individuals. DNA methylation profiling of forensic samples is useful in the determination of the cell or tissue type of DNA source and also for estimation of age. The quality and quantity of biosample available from crime scene limits the possible number of DNA methylation tests and also selection of the technology that can be used. Several techniques...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An Atypical Presentation of Raynaud ’s Disease
Conclusion: Despite still lacking a formal diagnosis, her constellation of symptoms is most likely the result of an atypical presentation of Raynaud ’s Disease. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

FINDRISC Modified for Latin America As A Screening Tool For Persons With Impaired Glucose Metabolism In Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the FINDRISC modified for Latin America (LA-FINDRISC) as a screening tool for persons with impaired glucose metabolism in Ciudad Bol ívar - Venezuela. Methods: Subjects aged between 18-70 years of both sexes without known diabetes were invited to participate. After informed consent they were screened with the LA-FINDRISC questionnaire and then given an oral glucose tolerance test, using the American Diabetes Association criteria for diagnosis. To obtain the cut-off point of LA-FINDRISC for predicting impaired glucose regulation, a receptor operating curve was constructed. ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Primary Large Cell Undifferentiated Carcinoma of the Ureter
Conclusion: LCUC of the ureter is an aggressive tumor with a high proliferation index. Patients might be diagnosed at an advanced stage. LCUC must be considered in the differential diagnosis of urinary tract pathologies. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of Salivary Myeloperoxidase, Immunoglobulin E and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha after Complete Denture Insertion
Conclusion: A non-significant i ncrease in levels of MPO was observed on day 7 decreasing at the end of 30 days. TNFα also tended to increase in a non-significant manner. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Altered Expression Levels of CD59, but not CD55, on Red Blood Cells in Stored Blood
Objective: Red blood cells (RBCs) in storage undergo structural and biochemical changes that may cause functional effects. Studies exploring structural changes affecting the expression levels of CD55 and CD59 on RBCs are limited. The aim of the study was to investigate the pattern of expression of CD55 and CD59 on RBCs in stored blood from Arab donors. Materials and Methods: Flow cytometric analysis was performed on RBCs from 92 packed RBC (PRBC) units, stored for varying times, and from 56 not-stored RBC from healthy controls using the commercial REDQUANT kit. Results: The proportions of CD55-deficient and CD59-deficient ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Abstracts of Thesis Approved for the MSc and PhD degrees at the Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Micro-CT Calibration Using Polymers and Minerals for Enamel Mineral Content Quantitation
Conclusions: This is a simple, valid and re producible method to quantitate enamel mineral content. This simple, yet accurate system, could be used to expand knowledge in the field of enamel caries research. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research