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Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is an emergency problem with the bowel that can often be life-threatening. If a person becomes…

This post looks at microneedling, which is a cosmetic procedure with some applications in dermatology. It has been gaining in…

Inflammation of the gut or the digestive tract can result in a condition called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The treatment…

Assessment of mucosal healing in people with ulcerative colitis by white-light endoscopy has several limitations. In the review article “Possible…

While drugs have been developed against infectious microorganisms, under certain conditions organisms can develop resistance to the drugs available. This…

Some low-risk prostate cancers can be monitored by “active surveillance”, but the correct identification of patients with low-risk cancer at…

Treatment of large ureter stones depends on where they are located in the ureter. In the research article “Impact of…

Stroke is a medical condition where the blood flow to the brain is interrupted, causing nerve cells to die. This…

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off or reduced and can be…

Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is the self-reported experience of worsening or more frequent memory loss or confusion without clinical evidence…

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome is cancer due to inherited mutated breast cancer (BRCA) genes or some other…

The direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTC GT) market has grown rapidly over the last 20 years. In the open-access research article…

Schizophrenia is a long-term (chronic) mental health condition. In the research article “Autoantibodies against Central Nervous System Antigens and the…

Maintenance hemodialysis (HD) is a way of treating people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) after they have experienced kidney failure….

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…