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Methadone and quality of life: high, low or adjusted doses?

The usefulness of methadone in treating opiate addiction is unquestionable. It is a simple, clean and cheap treatment without any significant side effects. In recent decades, many institutions have written guides and have formulated recommendations advising the

Who will speak for me?

People generally don’t like to think about how their life may end and few consider the possibility of dying in a hospital intensive care environment connected to tubes and monitors where they are unable to express their

What is bad about not being social in schizophrenic patients?

What is the paper about? We were interested in the frequency of social contacts among patients with schizophrenia and were wondering whether frequent social contacts might contribute to a reduction of so called negative symptoms, i.e. coldness,

Explore care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture in Odisha, India

Hip fractures commonly occur in adults over 50 years mostly due to simple falls. Rough estimates suggest 600,000 adults suffer hip fracture injury annually in India. It is expected to rise in coming years as the population

Prognostic value of trans-thoracic echocardiography in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation

Currently, ischemic stroke (which occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating, can be successfully prevented with

A simple calculation using routine blood test results can identify eosinophilic asthma patients

Complete blood count (CBC) with differential, a standard test that enumerates different types of white cells in peripheral blood, is often performed during routine patient visits in clinics and hospitals. The test can be used to differentiate

Heart disease in cancer patients (onco-cardiology / cardio-oncology)

In the United States, heart disease and cancer have been the 2 leading causes of death from 1935 through 2013. In 2010, both diseases accounted for almost half of all deaths in the U.S. Notwithstanding, much success

Parkinson disease and duodenal levodopa infusion: why patients withdraw the treatment?

Parkinson disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder associated to degeneration of neurons in the brain, particularly in a region called substantia nigra. These neurons produce dopamine, a neural transmitter that is involved in the control

Understanding the rare disease alkaptonuria: the role of oxidative stress, inflammation and amyloidosis

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is an ultra-rare disease that was recognized among the first inborn errors of metabolism. In AKU, an altered activity of the enzyme homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase (HGD) occurring upon gene mutation lead to a defective metabolism of

Physical activity helps to reduce cognitive symptoms for dementia patients

Dementia is a clinical syndrome characterized by cognitive symptoms, which lead to disruptions in many aspects of daily life. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 5.3 million people in the United States

A new water-filled channel that transports metabolites of peroxisomes

Peroxisomes are the detoxifier of almost all nucleated cells. Their name was given in respect to their capability of eliminating reactive oxygen species like hydrogen peroxide. As round-shaped membrane enclosed vesicles, they can have variable sizes from

Work status of Q fever patients and patients with Legionnaires’ disease

Q fever is an infectious disease that causes flu-like symptoms such as fever and headache, often accompanied by pneumonia. In addition, Q fever can continue to cause symptoms, long after patients became infected. Fatigue is one of

A novel miniaturized Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitoring system, the guarding angel of your heartbeat

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular rhythm pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it

CKD affects mortality in TAVI patients

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent type of valvular heart disease in Europe and North America. It primarily presents as calcific AS in old people (2–7% of the population > 65 years). Calcific AS is a

Modulation of bad cholesterol: what happens when patients with kidney disease receive omega-3-fatty acids?

Just as oil cannot dissolve in water, so cannot fat dissolve in blood. In order for our bodies to transport cholesterol, which is made of fat (lipids), within our bloodstreams something is needed to carry it around.

Breast cancer in elderly – does guideline adherent treatment really matter?

It is well known that breast cancer is currently the most common female cancer. Advances in diagnostics and treatment continuosly improve the long term outcome. To establish a new agent or therapy a randomised study with inclusion