Corneal Transplants--an Overview with an Emphasis on Legal Aspects and Current Scenario in Mauritius (Documentation)

Corneal Transplants–an Overview with an Emphasis on Legal Aspects and Current Scenario in Mauritius (Documentation)

ABSTRACT: A healthy cornea is an essential component of clear vision. Any condition that distorts the clarity of the cornea to a greater extent has to be treated by keratoplasty. This article discusses by large about the various aspects of corneal transplants like modes of storage and their legal aspects with an emphasis on the […]

Current Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Current Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Sarcomas are rare tumors, representing only 0.8% of new cancers in the United States. Seventy-six percent arise in soft tissue, with the remainder arising in bone (1). The most common soft tissue type is malignant fibrous histiosarcoma, although this has fallen out of favor recently as a distinct histologic entity (2, 3). Multiple types of […]

Diabetes & Coronary Heart Disease: Current Perspectives (Report)

Diabetes & Coronary Heart Disease: Current Perspectives (Report)

Introduction Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), comprising coronary heart (CHD) and cerebro-vascular diseases, are currently the leading cause of death globally, accounting for 21.9 per cent of total deaths, and are projected to increase to 26.3 per cent by 2030 (1). The factors that coalesce to increase the risk of developing atherosclerotic CHD were demonstrated in Framingham […]

Developing a Current Awareness Service Using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) (Brief Communications)

Developing a Current Awareness Service Using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) (Brief Communications)

INTRODUCTION Current awareness services alert scholars, researchers, and health care practitioners to recently published literature in their fields of specialization. Librarians who provide these services use various methods to keep current with academic and professional literature. Traditional methods include routing print journals, distributing photocopied journal tables of contents, and simply browsing professional publications. Newer methods […]

Ethics and Surgical Training in Ancient India--a Cue for Current Practice (History of Medicine)

Ethics and Surgical Training in Ancient India–a Cue for Current Practice (History of Medicine)

Diseases and ailments have afflicted humanity since antediluvian times. Man’s response in treating disease and, on occasion, finding its cause has been synonymous with the evolution of society, no matter how ancient. Therefore, medicine as we know it today is as old as Man, and must have developed with the first awakening of human consciousness, […]

Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is an ideal medical reference book to consult for information in this ever-changing field! Thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent innovations in vascular and endovascular surgery, it features more than 150 chapters on topics new to this edition, and equips residents and practitioners alike with the latest […]

Sick Certificates Issued by South African Traditional Health Practitioners: Current Legislation, Challenges and the Way Forward (Issues IN Medicine) (Report)

Sick Certificates Issued by South African Traditional Health Practitioners: Current Legislation, Challenges and the Way Forward (Issues IN Medicine) (Report)

Since the African Union (AU) declared the Decade of African Traditional Medicine in 2001, African governments have recognised the wide use of traditional medicine, and the importance of optimising its integration into national health systems. (1) The World Health Organization (WHO) Traditional Medicine Strategy 20022005 provided a framework to promote traditional medicine and its integration […]