Implementation of the Data Protection Directive in Relation to Medical Research in Europe

Implementation of the Data Protection Directive in Relation to Medical Research in Europe

The Data Protection and Medical Research in Europe: PRIVIREAL series focuses on the ‘Privacy in Research Ethics and Law’ EC-funded project examining the implementation of Directive 95/46/EC on data protection in relation to medical research and the role of ethics committees in European countries. The series consists of five separate volumes following the complete development […]

Visceral & Subcutaneous Abdominal Fat in Relation to Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome in Non-Diabetic South Indians (Report)

Visceral & Subcutaneous Abdominal Fat in Relation to Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome in Non-Diabetic South Indians (Report)

Central or abdominal obesity has been shown to be an important predictor for increased morbidity and mortality from diabetes and coronary heart disease (1-3). Abdominal obesity, defined as increased waist circumference is one of the components of the constellation of metabolic abnormalities collectively called as the metabolic syndrome (MS). The latest definition of MS by […]

Relation Between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width and Inflammatory Biomarkers in a Large Cohort of Unselected Outpatients (Report)

Relation Between Red Blood Cell Distribution Width and Inflammatory Biomarkers in a Large Cohort of Unselected Outpatients (Report)

Recent investigations of atherosclerosis have focused on inflammation, providing new insight into mechanisms of disease. (1) In particular, current views regard atherosclerosis as a dynamic and progressive disease arising from the combination of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. (2) Accumulating evidence suggests that circulating high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) represents one of the strongest predictors of cardiovascular […]