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Development and validation of a model for individualized prediction of hospitalization risk in 4,536 patients with COVID-19

August 11, 2020 0

Summary: by Lara Jehi, Xinge Ji, Alex Milinovich, Serpil Erzurum, Amy Merlino, Steve Gordon, James B. Young, Michael W. Kattan Background Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a pandemic that is straining healthcare resources, mainly hospital beds. Multiple risk factors of disease progression requiring hospitalization have been identified, but medical decision-making remains […]

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Observational study of ocular surface squamous neoplasia: Risk factors, diagnosis, management and outcomes at a tertiary eye hospital in South Africa

August 11, 2020 0

Summary: by Roland Hӧllhumer, Susan Williams, Pamela Michelow Background Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) is the most common ocular surface tumour. Diagnosis and management have traditionally been by excision biopsy. Recently there has been success with the use of topical chemo or immunotherapy, which has resulted in a move from […]

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Barriers to accessing maternal health care services in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A qualitative descriptive study of Indigenous women’s experiences

August 11, 2020 0

Summary: by Shahinoor Akter, Kate Davies, Jane Louise Rich, Kerry Jill Inder Background Increased maternal health care (MHC) service utilisation in Bangladesh over the past decades has contributed to improvements in maternal health outcomes nationally, yet there is little understanding of Indigenous women’s experiences of accessing MHC services in Bangladesh. […]

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Use of somatic cell count as an indicator of colostrum quality

August 11, 2020 0

Summary: by Kamila Puppel, Marcin Gołębiewski, Grzegorz Grodkowski, Paweł Solarczyk, Piotr Kostusiak, Maria Klopčič, Tomasz Sakowski The impact of cow mammary gland diseases on the quality of colostrum is not conclusively defined; research results are conflicting. However, it is widely believed that mastitis lowers the level of immunoglobulins and the […]

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The effect of an airflow restriction mask (ARM) on metabolic, ventilatory, and electromyographic responses to continuous cycling exercise

August 11, 2020 0

Summary: by João Francisco Barbieri, Arthur Fernandes Gáspari, Cassia Lopes Teodoro, Leonardo Motta, Luz Albany Arcila Castaño, Romulo Bertuzzi, Celene Fernandes Bernades, Mara Patrícia Traina Chacon-Mikahil, Antonio Carlos de Moraes This study analyzed the physiological adjustments caused by the use of the Elevation training mask® (2.0), an airflow restriction mask […]

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Biventricular myocardial adaptation in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot: Mechanistic insights from magnetic resonance imaging tissue phase mapping

August 11, 2020 0

Summary: by Meng-Chu Chang, Ming-Ting Wu, Ken-Pen Weng, Kuang-Jen Chien, Chu-Chuan Lin, Mao-Yuan Su, Ko-Long Lin, Ming-Hua Chang, Hsu-Hsia Peng Background The myocardial adaptive mechanism in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) is less understood. We aimed to investigate biventricular myocardial adaptive remodeling in rTOF patients. Methods We recruited […]