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The Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell

In the last several years, the development of reagents that recognize smooth muscle-specific proteins has enabled researchers to identify smooth muscle cells (SMC) in tissue undergoing both differentiation and repair. These developments have led to increased research on SMC....

How to Live With Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is not something to be taken lightly. Spending your entire life studying your illness, instead of actually living, isn’t really what most diabetics have in mind either. Knowing the basics and living out the rest is...

Omentectomy for Gynecologic Cancer: How Much Sampling Is Adequate for Microscopic Examination?(Report)

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics guidelines recommend omentectomy for ovarian carcinoma, (1) but there is no consensus on omentectomy for endometrial carcinoma. (2-4) There are some guidelines regarding gross evaluation and sampling of gynecologic neoplastic and nonneoplastic diseases....

Effect of Oral Administration of Freshly Pressed Juice of Echinacea Purpurea on the Number of Various Subpopulations of B- and T-Lymphocytes in Healthy Volunteers: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Study**.

Abstract Background: In a recent double-blind placebo-controlled crossover-study the “immune stimulatory” effects (activation of macrophages leading to enhanced phagocytosis and production of several cytokines) of Echinacea purpurea preparations (EPP) which were observed in vitro experiments and following parenteral administration...

Diabetes Epidemic & You

Revised 04/2011 DIABETES EPIDEMIC and YOU is not a clich! It is a mandate for the awakening of the “silent” millions worldwide with “normal” fasting blood sugars and undiagnosed diabetes. If you have a “normal” fasting blood sugar, YOU...

Corporate Innovation As an Engine for Change: Panel Discussion (Discussion)

FRIEDMAN: We have the luxury of having time for conversation with 4 of the leading experts in the country in 2 different areas, digital pathology and integrated diagnostics. I am going to start with a question to both Gene...

Informed and Healthy (Enhanced Edition)

Informed and Healthy: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on the Value of Information to Health Care focuses on two major issues: the value attributed to information by users and its effect on health care; and, a new model of information...

Vascular Surgery, An Issue of Surgical Clinics, E-Book

An important review on vascular surgery for the general surgeon! Topics include work up, optimal medical management, non-atherosclerotic arterial diseases, claudication, critical limb ischemia, aneurismal diseases, mesenteric ischemia, vascular trauma, venous diseases, thromboembolic diseases, dialysis access, carotid artery occlusive...

The Dash Diet Plan: Management and Prevention: Healthy New Recipes for Diabetes and Blood Pressure Control

For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the DASH diet the healthiest and best diet in the world, especially for people with diabetes and/or high blood pressure. This book provides recipes for...

Cutaneous Malakoplakia (Resident Short Reviews) (Report)

Malakoplakia is an acquired granulomatous disorder that was initially described in the bladder by Michaelis and Gutmann (1) in 1902 and later by von Hansemann (2) in 1903 who named the lesion malakoplakia meaning “soft plaque.” Since its initial...

Fundamentals of mold growth in indoor environments and strategies for healthy living

Today, indoor mold and moisture, and their associated health effects, are a society-wide problem. The economic consequences of indoor mold and moisture are enormous. Their global dimension has been emphasized in several recent international publications, stressing that the most...

New Developments in Management of Vascular Pathology of the Upper Extremity, An Issue of Hand Clinics, E-Book

The arteries to the upper extremities can be involved at multiple levels by a variety of diseases. Because of the critical sensitivity of motor function and sensation in the arms and hands, minor degrees of ischemia can have major...

Problem-Free Diabetes

Practical recommendations for improving diabetes and its related conditions. Includes information on how candida albicans, a yeast, can affect diabetics, the 3×1 Diet® for diabetics, how to find aggressor foods that can spike up blood glucose levels, how to...

Thyroid-Type Carcinoma of Struma Ovarii (Report)

Struma ovarii is a monodermal variant of ovarian teratoma, which was initially described by Bottlin in 1888 and, later, by Pick in 1902 and 1903, who recognized that struma ovarii was composed of thyroid tissue. (1) Malignancy of struma...

Serotype Distribution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Strains in the Nasopharynx of Healthy Turkish Children.

Background & objectives: There is scanty information available on the pharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and serotype distribution in healthy Turkish children. We therefore undertook this study to determine the serotype prevalence of pharyngeal S. pneumoniae Isolates of healthy...

Vascular Disasters

This issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics focuses on Vascular Disasters. Editors Alex Koyfman and Brit Long have assembled an expert team of authors on topics such as: Thoracic aortic syndromes; Abdominal aortic emergencies; SAH – aneurysmal/traumatic; Stroke – latest...

Curing Diabetes In 7 Steps

Currently diabetes and its complications is the top ill-health epidemic affecting the entire world. Italso affects young children at alarming rates. It is the major cause of other diseases such as obesity,heart disease, cancer, dementia, amputations, and more. It...

Critical Values Comparison: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Survey of 163 Clinical Laboratories (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Critical values reporting is the mechanism by which direct reporting of potentially life-threatening laboratory results is made to caregivers. First described by Lundberg more than 30 years ago, (1) clinical laboratories identify critical results that may be life-threatening and...

Absolute Bioavailability of Oral Meloxicam in Healthy Dogs (Report)

Byline: K. T. Mahmood and M. Ashraf – Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT

The Evidence for Vascular Surgery, 2nd Edition

Winner of a HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD in the Surgery category of the 2007 BMA Medical Book Competition. The first edition published in 1999, was described as a “longed for addition to the literature”, and as a text that “cannot...