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Analysis of serum biomarkers and their correlation with pain and quality of life in the rare disease alkaptonuria

Analysis of serum biomarkers and their correlation with pain

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is an ultra-rare disease causing an early onset, chronically debilitating spondylo-arthropathy due to deposition of an ochronotic pigment in joints and spine, which causes severe pain and greatly reduces patients’ quality of life. Despite an

Serum potassium decline associated with increased mortality in acute heart failure

Acute heart failure (HF) is the most important reason for hospitalization in the United States and Europe. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality, most conspicuously in the first months after discharge. As HF progresses, and