Neuropsychologia 2010 Apr 24;48(5):1521-3. Epub 2009 Dec 24.
Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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Multidiscip Respir Med 2018 3;13:37. Epub 2018 Oct 3.
4Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, 71516 Egypt.
Background: No studies have addressed the impact of lung cancer (LC) on prognosis of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Upper Egypt. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for LC among IPF patients and its impact on their outcomes and survival in Upper Egypt.
Methods: A total of 246 patients with IPF who had complete clinical and follow up data were reviewed. Read More
J Clin Immunol 2018 Oct 9;38(7):816-832. Epub 2018 Oct 9.
Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Background: The number of inherited diseases and the spectrum of clinical manifestations of primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) are ever-expanding. Molecular diagnosis using genomic approaches should be performed for all PID patients since it provides a resource to improve the management and to estimate the prognosis of patients with these rare immune disorders.
Method: The current update of Iranian PID registry (IPIDR) contains the clinical phenotype of newly registered patients during last 5 years (2013-2018) and the result of molecular diagnosis in patients enrolled for targeted and next-generation sequencing. Read More
Int J Health Plann Manage 2018 Sep 14. Epub 2018 Sep 14.
Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Background: Effective implementation processes are essential in achieving desired outcomes of health initiatives. Whereas many approaches to implementation may seem straightforward, careful advanced planning, multiple stakeholder involvements, and addressing other contextual constraints needed for quality implementation are complex. Consequently, there have been recent calls for more theory-informed implementation science in health systems strengthening. Read More
Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2018 Apr 31;129:54-63. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA. Electronic address:
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) increases the risk of various liver injuries, ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cirrhosis, and ultimately hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Ample evidence has suggested that aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is functionally involved in the activation of cellular stress, inflammation and fibrogenesis in hepatic cells, including hepatocytes, Kupffer and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), at different pathological stages of NAFLD and liver fibrosis. Here, we overview recent findings on the potential role of miRNAs in the pathogenesis of NAFLD, including lipotoxicity, oxidative stress, metabolic inflammation and fibrogenesis. Read More
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2014 Oct 14;127(1):35-40. Epub 2014 Jun 14.
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, Jhpiego, Maputo, Mozambique.
Objective: To review national data on HIV and malaria as causes of maternal death and to determine the importance of looking at maternal mortality at a subnational level in Mozambique.
Methods: Three national data surveys were used to document HIV and malaria as causes of maternal mortality and to assess HIV and malaria prevention services for pregnant women. Data were collected between 2007 and 2011, and included population-level verbal autopsy data and household survey data. Read More