Association of Changes in Oxidative and Proinflammatory States with Changes in Vascular Function After a Lifestyle Modification Trial Among Obese Children (Lipids, Lipoproteins, And Cardiovascular Risk Factors)

Association of Changes in Oxidative and Proinflammatory States with Changes in Vascular Function After a Lifestyle Modification Trial Among Obese Children (Lipids, Lipoproteins, And Cardiovascular Risk Factors)

The prevalence of childhood obesity and its consequences are increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (1). It is well documented that childhood obesity tracks into adulthood. Of special concern are the cardiometabolic consequences of obesity, especially hypertension, dyslipidemia, and impaired glucose metabolism, that are already present in young children of different ethnicities (2, 3). […]

Potential for Medical Error: Incorrectly Completed Request Forms for Thyroid Function Tests Limit Pathologists' Advice to Clinicians (Original ARTICLES)

Potential for Medical Error: Incorrectly Completed Request Forms for Thyroid Function Tests Limit Pathologists’ Advice to Clinicians (Original ARTICLES)

Laboratory quality has been historically determined by the accuracy of the analytical phase. Following the development of high-quality analytical techniques, analytical error is no longer the main reason for error in the laboratory testing process. (1) Up to 68.2% of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase, (2) which refers to procedures performed neither in […]

Influence of Folic Acid on Plasma Homocysteine Levels & Arterial Endothelial Function in Patients with Unstable Angina (Report)

Influence of Folic Acid on Plasma Homocysteine Levels & Arterial Endothelial Function in Patients with Unstable Angina (Report)

Background & objectives: High plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels are known to be associated with coronary artery disease, but the precise level associated with an increased risk is yet controversial. Whether the beneficial effects of folic acid on arterial endothelial function persist over longer periods is not known. This study was carried out to assess whether […]

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of posteroventral pallidotomy on perceptual and physiological measures of articulatory function and speech intelligibility in Parkinson disease (PD). The study examined 11 participants with PD who under-went posteroventral pallidotomy. Physiological measures of lip and tongue function and perceptual measures of speech intelligibility were obtained prepallidotomy […]