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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 29: Perceptions on Adherence to Dietary Prescriptions for Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis: A Qualitative Study

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Diet is one of the modifiable lifestyle factors in management of kidney disease. We explored perceptions on adherence to dietary prescriptions for adults with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis. This was a qualitative descriptive study. Participants were purposively selected at renal clinics/dialysis units at national referral hospitals in Kenya. […]

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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 30: “Tomorrow Never Dies”: Recent Advances in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Modalities against Coronavirus (COVID-19) amid Controversies

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: The outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) is responsible for severe health emergency throughout the world. The attack of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is found to be responsible for COVID-19. The World Health Organization has declared the ongoing global public health emergency as a […]

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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 27: Impact of Obesity on Ceftriaxone Efficacy

July 9, 2020 0

Summary: Background: Ceftriaxone has standard, set dosing regimens that may not achieve adequate serum concentrations in obese patients compared to non-obese patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of obesity on ceftriaxone efficacy when used as definitive monotherapy to treat infections. Methods: This retrospective cohort included […]

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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 26: Short-Term Effect of a New Oral Sodium Hyaluronate Formulation on Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

July 8, 2020 0

Summary: Objective: the aim of this pilot study was to test the short-term effect of oral supplementation with a sodium hyaluronate with a large spectrum of molecular weights (FS-HA®) on the symptoms and functionality of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: 60 subjects affected by clinical and/or radiological diagnosis of symptomatic knee […]

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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 25: Reduced Skeletal Muscle Volume and Increased Skeletal Muscle Fat Deposition Characterize Diabetes in Individuals after Pancreatitis: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

July 1, 2020 0

Summary: Background: Skeletal muscle has been implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes but it has never been investigated in diabetes after pancreatitis. The aim was to investigate the relationship between psoas muscle volume (PMV) and diabetes in individuals after pancreatitis, as well as its associations with ectopic fat […]

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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 23: Depression and Obesity: Analysis of Common Biomarkers

June 14, 2020 0

Summary: Depression and obesity are very common pathologies. Both cause significant problems of both morbidity and mortality and have decisive impacts not only on the health and well-being of patients, but also on socioeconomic and health expenditure aspects. Many epidemiological studies, clinical studies and meta-analyses support the association between mood […]

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Diseases, Vol. 8, Pages 22: Psychosocial and Financial Burden of Therapy in USA Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

June 13, 2020 Admin 0

Summary: Abstract: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating disease with significant morbidity and mortality. There are many psychosocial and financial implications of this disease; however, little is known how this affects the treatment of PAH patients. A questionnaire-based prospective cohort study was performed on 106 PAH patients from a […]