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Acute kidney injury is a sudden reduction in kidney function which usually occurs in conjunction with other health issues. In…

Hemodialysis is a way of treating people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) after they have experienced kidney failure. In the…

Some people have mutations (changes) in their genes that increase their risk of developing particular types of cancer. In the…

Serum biomarkers can be detected by analyzing blood samples. In the open-access research article “Screening of Serum miRNAs as Diagnostic…

Glucose monitoring in diabetic patients is essential to provide an appropriate treatment plan. Patients with chronic kidney disease who undergo…

Neuroblastoma is a type of solid tumor that is rare in adults. As a result, the disease course of neuroblastoma…

This blog post is about the reliable diagnosis of food allergies, which is currently mainly done through the use of…

Digital biomarkers enable data from “smart” devices to be used to track health-related trends and patterns. In the open-access research…

Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that can affect different parts of the body including the nails. It is not…

This post focuses on cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants, which are two similar medical devices that can make it…

The Mediterranean diet is a plant-based diet that has multiple benefits for healthy living. Based on the review article “Influence…

Patient expectations can affect their treatment experiences, even having an impact on efficacy and tolerability. The open access review paper…

Kangaroo care is a method that puts babies born preterm or newborns in skin-to-skin contact with their parents. In the…

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) enables people with kidney failure to conduct dialysis at home by themselves. During the COVID-19 pandemic, increased…

Babies born before 37 weeks of gestation require special care and potentially external help in their growth and development. Nutrition,…

Hair loss can be hereditary or a normal symptom of aging, but it can also be a sign of illness….

“Platelet-Rich Plasma in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review” is a systematic literature review published in the journal Transfusion Medicine and…

Allergies are a body’s adverse reaction to a relatively harmless substance. The methods to test allergies have been well established…

Inspired by the recent report “Vaccine Toes Are the New COVID Toes” published in the journal Skin Appendage Disorders, this…

Type 2 diabetes is a known factor which can lead to poor kidney health. An indication for kidney damage is…