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The purpose of this medical community is to create a possibility, where most of the needs of physicians, residents, medicals students, physician assistants, nurses, technologists and industry can be melted within one central medical network. It is based on a "taking and giving" principle, where you share your knowledge and others do the same.

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Levosimendan affects oxidative and inflammatory pathways in the diaphragm of ventilated endotoxemic mice

Long-lived plasma cells are early and constantly generated in New Zealand Black/New Zealand White F1 mice and their therapeutic depletion requires a combined targeting of autoreactive plasma cells and their precursors
Conclusion: In lupus-prone NZB/W F1 mice, autoreactive LLPCs are generated throughout life. Their sustained therapeutic elimination requires both the depletion of LLPCs and the inhibition of their regeneration.
(Source: BioMed Central)

Does intermediate care improve patient outcomes or reduce costs?
ICUs are an essential but expensive part of all modern hospitals. With increasingly limited healthcare funding, methods to reduce expenditure without negatively influencing patient outcomes are, therefore, of interest. One possible solution has been the development of ‘intermediate care units’, which provide more intensive monitoring and patient management with higher nurse:patient ratios than the general ward but less than is offered in the ICU. However, although such units have been introduced in many hospitals, there is relatively little published, especially prospective, evidence to support the benefits of this approach on costs or patient outcomes. We review the available data and suggest that, where possible, a larger unit with combined intermediate care and intensive care beds i...

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Isolated vocal tremor as a focal phenotype of essential tremor: a retrospective case review
Conclusions: ET may present as vocal tremor with little or no associated limb tremor. It may be a more common manifestation of ET in women. A family history of tremor and improvement in tremor after consuming alcohol can often be elicited on history. We propose that IVT may be part of the spectrum of ET.
(Source: BioMed Central)

Dynamic changes of microbial flora and therapeutic consequences in persistent peritonitis
Conclusions: Initial severity, presence of Candida in surgical samples and inadequate source control are the major risk factors for persistent peritonitis. Emergence of MDR bacteria is frequent and increases progressively with the number of reoperations. No link was demonstrated between emergence of MDR strains and antibiotic regimens, while source control and its timing appeared to be major determinants of emergence of MDR strains.
(Source: BioMed Central)

Exploring the construct validity of the Patient Perception Measure – Osteopathy (PPM-O) using classical test theory and Rasch analysis
Conclusions: The study produced a 2-factor, 13-item questionnaire that assesses the patients’ perception of their osteopathic treatment using the items from a previous questionnaire. The results of the current study provide evidence for the construct validity of the PPM-O and the small number of items makes it feasible to implement into both clinical and research settings. Further research is now required to establish the measures’ validity in a variety of patient populations.
(Source: BioMed Central)

Lexical diversity in Parkinson’s disease
Conclusions: These results suggest that lexical diversity during discourse production among individuals with PD is similar to non-neurological controls. These findings indicate that lexical diversity is an aspect of expressive language performance that is not impacted by the disease process in the earliest stages.
(Source: BioMed Central)

The benefit of minocycline on negative symptoms in early-phase psychosis in addition to standard care - extent and mechanism (BeneMin): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
We present a protocol for a multi-centre double-blind randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial entitled The Benefit of Minocycline on Negative Symptoms of Psychosis: Extent and Mechanism (BeneMin). Methods: After providing informed consent, 226 participants in the early phase of psychosis will be randomised to receive either 100 mg modified-release capsules of minocycline or similar capsules with placebo for 12 months in addition to standard care. The participants will be tested for outcome variables before and after the intervention period. The extent of benefit will be tested via clinical outcome measures, namely the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale score, social and cognitive functioning scores, antipsychotic medication dose equivalent and level of weight gain. The mechanism o...

Innovative consolidating products for stone materials: field exposure tests as a valid approach for assessing durability
The impact of climate on cultural heritage surfaces leads to several damage processes and the protection and the preservation of works of art is a challenge for conservation scientists and restorers. Traditional and innovative products are used in consolidating treatments in order to reduce the effects of the interaction environment-materials. The EC NANOMATCH Project aims at the development of innovative consolidating agents for carbonate matrices, wood and glass whose features should result in high compatibility, efficiency and long-lasting effect. In this project, metal alkoxides, molecular precursors for the deposition of metal carbonate are synthesized, characterized, tested and proposed as an alternative to traditional consolidating agents as well as to calcium hydroxide nanoparticle...

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Evidence of more ion channels inhibited by celecoxib: KV1.3 and L-type Ca2+ channels
Conclusions: As blockade of KV1.3 channels is associated with suppression of inflammatory immune reactions, the finding that celecoxib can inhibit these channels raises a question of possible contribution of KV1.3 inhibition to the anti-inflammatory effects of celecoxib. On the other hand, the Ca2+ channel results are consistent with previous observations indicating that, in contrast to K+ channels, strength of celecoxib effects on LTCCs strongly varies from species to species.
(Source: BioMed Central)

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