Daily Archives: February 6, 2017

The effects on the body of a fever

This article discusses the differences between pyrogenic (eg sepsis) and non-pyrogenic fever (eg classical and exertional heat stroke, and drug-related illnesses). Normal human temperature is around 37C, but may vary by up to 1C. ‘Fever’ is not

Lactated Ringer’s solution as “a solution” to reperfusion injury

Reperfusion of the ischemic myocardium is crucial for salvaging myocardial cells from ischemic cell death. However, reperfusion injury attenuates the beneficial effects of reperfusion therapy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), thus limiting the myocardial salvaging effects

Beyond coffee production – Utilization of coffee residues

Different biomasses have been tested in the past for the production of platform chemicals which have the potential to substitute petroleum-based chemicals in chemical reactions. Predominant approaches thereby are the hydrolysis and subsequent conversion of hydrolytic products

Not remodeled left atria and mitral regurgitation: what learn from microstructure

Chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most common type of heart valve disorder, frequently characterized by left atrial (LA) enlargement as a compensatory mechanism. This change in LA dimension may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF)