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A case-case study on sinonasal cancer prevention: effect from dust reduction in woodworking and risk of mastic/solvents in shoemaking
Πέπμτη, 07.21.2016, 03:00am
Sinonasal cancers (SNCs) are rare neoplasms, accounting for about 3 % of head and neck cancers, with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC) as the most common subtypes. ADCs present strong asso...
Does the Low-level occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds alter the seasonal variation of selected markers of oxidative stress? A case–control study in nail technicians
Πέπμτη, 07.21.2016, 03:00am
In this study we tested whether the seasonal variations in levels of selected biomarkers of oxidative stress in female nail technicians occupationally exposed to low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...
Standard values of the upper body posture and postural control: a study protocol
Σάβατο, 07.16.2016, 03:00am
Decisions on orthopedic interventions on upper body posture and its control have usually resulted from comparisons with the healthy state. Therefore, practitioners as well as scientists in human movement scien...
Quantification of cell-free DNA for evaluating genotoxic damage from occupational exposure to car paints
Παρασκευή, 07.15.2016, 03:00am
For several years, cell-free DNA has been emerging as an important biomarker for non-invasive diagnostic in a wide range of clinical conditions and diseases. The limited information available on the genotoxic ...
June 2016 Issue Highlights
Τετάρτη, 06.01.2016, 03:00am
Patent Troll Legislation and Timely Access to Generic Drugs
Τετάρτη, 06.01.2016, 03:00am
The Viewpoint discusses the effects of “patent trolls” on generic drug prices and availability.
To Cure Sometimes, to Relieve Often, to Comfort Always
Τετάρτη, 06.01.2016, 03:00am
“New admission for NSTEMI. Please call the ER.” My eyebrows furrowed as I looked at my pager. It was shaping up to be a busy call day. I glanced through my new patient’s medical record and called the emergency department physician. It seemed straightforward: a 77-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease was presenting with nausea, chest discomfort, and a new troponin elevation of 12.0 ng/mL. A familiar protocol of serial laboratory tests, ECGs, and medications—drilled in to me by my years of training—was the next step in his care. I still remember how I framed this gentleman as a “bread and butter ACS case” (acute coronary syndrome) to my intern as we went to evaluate him.
Inappropriate Use of Thickened Liquids in Dementia
Τετάρτη, 06.01.2016, 03:00am
This Teachable Moment questions the routine use of thickened liquids to prevent pneumonia in patients with dementia.
Complications of Indwelling Urinary Catheter Care
Τετάρτη, 06.01.2016, 03:00am
This case reported in this Teachable Moment emphasizes the importance of catheter care as the responsibility of physicians as well as nurses.
Cancer Screening After Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism
Τετάρτη, 06.01.2016, 03:00am
This Teachable Moment discusses how aggressive physicians should be in screening for an occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism.
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