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Cochrane Updates & Nice Guidelines Volume 2 Issue 3

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Cochrane Updates & Nice Guidelines Volume 2 Issue 3 409 NO CLEAR BENEFIT FROM ACTIVE CHEST COMPRESSION-DECOMPRESSION COMPARED WITH STANDARD MANUAL CPR PEARLS 409, October 2013, written by Brian R McAvoy 412 SMALL BENEFIT FROM COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPIES FOR FIBROMYALGIA PEARLS 412, November 2013, written by Brian R McAvoy 422 LIMITED BENEFIT FROM TELEPHONE SUPPORT […]

Increasing Physical and Mental Lethargy and Weight Gain

A 66-year-old woman with increasing physical and mental lethargy and weight gain

A 66-year-old woman with increasing physical and mental lethargy and weight gain Author: Murtagh, John Case History A 66-year-old woman presented with a 10-month history of gradually increasing fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, and difficulty coping with the cold winter. She feels like sitting by the fire and doing nothing. She tends to sleep excessively. […]

Questionnaire for Disease Knowledge-Attitude-Practice Awareness of Patients

Preparation of a questionnaire for disease knowledge-attitude-practice awareness of patients with remitted schizophrenia based on a structural equation model

Background: A relevant questionnaire that evaluates disease awareness of patients with remitted schizophrenia is lacking in China. Objective: The purpose of the current study was to develop a questionnaire suitable for evaluating the disease knowledge-attitude-practice awareness on the part of patients with remitted schizophrenia, thus providing a reliable tool for evaluating patient knowledge of the […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) and Liver Fibrosis

Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and liver fibrosis

Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and liver fibrosis Authors: Kan, Haifeng ; Chen, Long; Yang, Zhiyun ; Zhu, Shixiang Abstract: Objective: The current study discusses the relationship between sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and liver fibrosis by determining the level of plasma hyaluronic acid (HA), procollagen III (PIII), collagen IV (IVC), and laminin (LN) in OSAHS patients […]

Chemoprophylactic Effect on Close Contacts of Patients with Active Tuberculosis

Analysis of the chemoprophylactic effect on close contacts of patients with active tuberculosis and positive tuberculin skin tests

Analysis of the chemoprophylactic effect on close contacts of patients with active tuberculosis and positive tuberculin skin Authors: Lin, Cunzhi 1; Wang, Fangfang 1; Li, Jinfeng1; Du, Jianxin 1; Wang, Hairong2; Zhu, Xinhong 3 Objective: The current study analyzed the chemoprophylactic effect of isoniazide on close contacts of patients with active tuberculosis and positive tuberculin skin tests (TSTs). Methods: A […]

Esophageal Cancer in Middle-aged and Elderly Patients

Association between esophageal cancer in middle-aged and elderly patients and body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio

Association between esophageal cancer in middle-aged and elderly patients and body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio Authors: Yan, Lihui 1; Shan, Zhongyuan 2; Sun, Ying2; Yan, Ying 2; Lu, Zhiquan 3 Objective: This study determined the relationship between esophageal cancer in middle-aged and elderly patients and body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). Methods: A hospital-based case-control study […]

Fractional Flow Reserve in Guiding Intervention for Borderline Coronary Lesions

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Role of fractional flow reserve in guiding intervention for borderline coronary lesions Objective: This study investigated the clinical efficacy and value of fractional flow reserve (FFR) in guiding the treatment of borderline coronary lesions. Methods: Forty-three patients with borderline coronary lesions, as demonstrated by coronary angiography, and who had FFR measurements were selected. The patients […]

Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Relationship between fibroblast growth factor 21 and thyroid stimulating hormone in healthy subjects without components of metabolic syndrome

Relationship between fibroblast growth factor 21 and thyroid stimulating hormone in healthy subjects without components of metabolic syndrome Objective: To determine the relationship between human fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) by testing the level of FGF21, lipid metabolism, and carbohydrate metabolism-related indices, as well as the level of TSH, among […]