Daily Archives: September 9, 2013


Author: Qiang Li Background: Pressure ulcer (PU) is common in immobile elderly patients, and there are some research works to investigate a preventive and curative method, but not to find sufficient effectiveness. The aim of this study is to clarify the clinical effectiveness on wound healing in patients with PU […]

Hydrogen water intake via tube-feeding for patients with pressure ulcer ...


Author: Joel J Gagnier Background: A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design.Primary Objective. […]

The CARE guidelines: consensus-based clinical case reporting guideline development



Author: Ann M Parker Rehabilitation interventions, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, can improve patient outcomes; however, the optimal duration and frequency of inpatient rehabilitation interventions is uncertain. In a recent randomized controlled trial published in BMC Medicine, 996 patients in two publicly-funded Australian metropolitan rehabilitation facilities were assigned to physiotherapy […]

Increasing the dose of acute rehabilitation: is there a benefit?


Author: Casey L Peiris Background: Many inpatients receive little or no rehabilitation on weekends. Our aim was to determine what effect providing additional Saturday rehabilitation during inpatient rehabilitation had on functional independence, quality of life and length of stay compared to 5 days per week of rehabilitation. Methods: This was […]

Additional Saturday rehabilitation improves functional independence and quality of life ...



Author: Pierpaolo Ferrante Background: Pain experienced by children in emergency departments (EDs) is often poorly assessed and treated. Although local protocols and strategies are important to ensure appropriate staff behaviours, few studies have focussed on pain management policies at hospital or department level. This study aimed at describing the policies […]

Pain management policies and practices in pediatric emergency care: a ...




Author: Umjeet S Jolly Background: Visceral adiposity is increased in those with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and atherosclerotic disease burden. In this study we evaluate for associations between intra-thoracic fat volume (ITFV) and myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with MetS. Methods: Ninety-four patients with MetS, MI or both were identified from […]

Intra-thoracic fat volume is associated with myocardial infarction in patients ...


Author: Renata Lindtner-Knific Background: Leptospiral infections in poikilothermic (cold blooded) animals have received very little attention and the literature concerning natural infections of these animals is limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of leptospiral antibodies in reptiles, imported into Slovenia and intended to be pets […]

Prevalence of antibodies against Leptospira sp. in snakes, lizards and ...



Author: Cornelia Brendel Background: Fragile X syndrome is caused by the loss of FMRP expression due to methylation of the FMR1 promoter. Treatment of fragile X syndrome patients’ lymphoblastoid cells with 5-azadeoxycytidine results in demethylation of the promoter and reactivation of the gene. The aim of the study was to […]

Methotrexate treatment of FraX fibroblasts results in FMR1 transcription but ...


Author: Peter Simmonds Background: Loss of CpG dinucleotides in genomic DNA through methylation-induced mutation is characteristic of vertebrates and plants. However, these and other eukaryotic phyla show a range of other dinucleotide frequency biases with currently uncharacterized underlying mutational or selection mechanisms. We developed a parameterized Markov process to identify […]

Modelling mutational and selection pressures on dinucleotides in eukaryotic phyla ...