Aug 23, 2016

Austin Internal Medicine

Ion Channels as Drug Target in the Clinic

Abstract: Ion channels are pore-forming proteins, located in the plasma membrane of almost all living cells. These protein complexes are often highly selectively allowing the flow of particular inorganic ions,...

Aug 23, 2016

Journal of Bacteriology and Mycology

Comparison of 500 Units Vs 250 Units of Botulinum Toxin (Abobotulinumtoxina) for the Treatment of Severe Vaginismus

Abstract: Objective: To compare the efficacy of 500Units vs. 250U botulinum toxin A (abobotulinumtoxinA) to treat severe vaginismus. Method: 51 women with severe vaginismus who had not responded to conventional treatments recruited from Feb. 2007 to Feb.2008. Nine were...

Aug 23, 2016

Austin Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology

Comparison of the Sit-to-Stand and Stand-to-Sit Activities between Patients with COPD and Healthy Subjects: A Pilot Study

Abstract: Subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) usually present muscle weakness as an extra-pulmonary consequence of the disease, which can impair physical function. Our goal was to investigate the Sit-to-Stand...

Aug 23, 2016

Austin Emergency Medicine

Charging Appropriately for Emergency Department Visits

Abstract: An ongoing debate in health care concerns the charges (and underlying costs) for visits to a hospital's emergency department (ED). Given the current concern with growing healthcare costs, it is an opportune time to look at a more appropriate way for an ED to structure its charges....

Aug 23, 2016

Annals of Hematology & Oncology

Proteasome Inhibitors in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Abstract: Proteasome inhibitors have become indispensable in myeloma management in transplant eligible and ineligible patients in both induction and salvage settings. Excellent efficacy and a manageable toxicity profile haves made these...

Aug 23, 2016

Austin Medical Sciences

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Defense

Abstract: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Department of Defense (DoD) has a unique role in military medicine. The advances of medicine on the battlefield over the 15 years led to an incredibly...

Aug 22, 2016

Austin Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics

IL-17a Prompts Human Tumor Cells Migration and Akt, Erk, P38 Phosphorylation in Vitro

Abstract: Changes of interleukin levels have been associated with advanced stages of several cancer types. Increased levels of cytokines induce tumorigenesis, being a poor prognostic marker for malignant disease. Chronic inflammation is...

Aug 22, 2016

Austin Ophthalmology

Oxidative Stress and Altered DNA Repair Pathways in Pathogenesis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Abstract: Epidemiological reports shown that glaucoma is second cause of vision loss. The newest reports postulated that approximately 60.5 million of people have glaucoma. Moreover, 8.5 million of...

Aug 22, 2016

Journal of Bacteriology and Mycology

Oxidative Stress and Altered DNA Repair Pathways in Pathogenesis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Abstract: Subcutaneous mycoses, which are much less common than superficial fungal infections, include a heterogeneous group of infections that often result from direct penetration of the fungus...

Aug 22, 2016

Austin Renal Disorders

Herbs as Nephroprotective Agent: An Over View with Reference to Unani System of Medicine

Abstract: Nephroprotection has been resonating for quite some times about decades but unfortunately without any sound repercussion and major break through either in its appreciation or in the field of drug...

Aug 22, 2016

Austin Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research

Ultrasound Characteristics of Triple Negative Breast Cancer - A Case Series and Review of the Literature

Abstract: Purpose: Breast cancers are subdivided according to biological sub-types and commonly with reference to their expression (or lack thereof) of specific receptors - Oestrogen (ER), Progesterone (PR) and Her2-neu (HER2). Their...

Aug 22, 2016

Journal of Molecular Biology and Molecular Imaging

Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma Localized by Tc-99m Sestamibi SPECT/CT Localization Prior to Re-operation is Useful

Abstract: We present a 31-year old male patient with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), complicated by obstructive uropathy due to a staghorn calculus. He had minimally invasive right lower pole parathyroidectomy (MIP), following...

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