Research Desk

Feb 28, 2020

Panagiota Drivelegka et.al. conducted a study to understand the association between the concentration of serum urate and subclinical atherosclerosis as per the coronary artery calcification score, common carotid intima-media thickness, carotid plaque score. The researchers concluded that biological effects of serum urate differ in men and women or more so it has a varying effect on different vascular beds or during the different stages of the atherosclerotic processes. 

Feb 28, 2020

Huifen Yang et.al. conducted a study to understand the significance of pre‐treatment serum albumin in the patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The researchers concluded that decreased level of pre‐treatment serum albumin meant poor prognosis and can be used to define the stratification of risk. 

Feb 28, 2020

Martin F. Shapiro et.al. conducted a study to understand the impact of Patient-Centered Behavioral Economics Intervention Blood pressure control for short-term financial incentives with promotion of intrinsic motivation in highly disadvantaged population. The researchers concluded that this intervention showed short-term improvement. 

Feb 28, 2020

Isabella Aquila et.al. conducted a study to understand the role of Post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography in forensic pathology for gunshot injuries. The researchers concluded that radiology played a fundamental role for the reconstruction of gunshot injuries; however the manner of death can only be ascertained by autopsy. 

Feb 27, 2020

Paola Santoro et.al. described two cases of plastic bag suffocation. It is important to know these signs as we often observe that typical signs of asphyxia – petechial haemorrhages, facial congestion, oedema and cyanosis are not present in such cases. Thus to identify these signs the authors studied the data available internationally, and analysed the data available on suicides, homicides and accidental deaths . 

Feb 27, 2020

T.A. Perry et.al. conducted a study to understand if the association between the volumes of Bone marrow lesions subtypes and synovial tissue volume, was present with symptoms in symptomatic knee OsteoArthritis. The researchers concluded that cyst-like component from subchondral Bone marrow lesions was present in cases of knee pain, however these lesions still did not influence any symptoms. 

Feb 26, 2020

Philip J Mease, et.al. conducted a study to compare efficacy and safety of ixekizumab to adalimumab in cases of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naïve patients suffering from active psoriatic arthritis and other symptoms. The researchers concluded that ixekizumab was far more superior adalimumab in the achievement of simultaneous improvement of joint and skin disease.

Feb 26, 2020

Chase I. Kahn et.al. conducted a study to assess the evidence available for acupuncture use in otolaryngology. The researchers concluded that since there is a significant safety profile, cost, and perceived benefit- there are increasing recommendations about the use of Accupuncture in this field. However, the real efficacy needs to be evaluated through further studies and trials. 

Feb 26, 2020

Amit Acharya et.al. conducted a study to assess the relation between Oral Health and Systemic Inflammation, wit the hypothesis that PlaqueHD, a plaque identifying toothpaste, helps in reducing hs-CRP. The researchers concluded that future trials targeting reductions of hs-CRP levels need to baseline hs-CRP between 2.0 and 10.0 mg/L.

Feb 25, 2020

Cristian C. Aragón et.al. conducted a study to determine the prevalence of  anti-DFS70 autoantibody in the Latin American Population with SLE as well as healthy patients. The researchers concluded that these antibodies could be considered as a biomarker in differentiating  patients with SLE from ANA-positive individuals who do not have an autoimmune disease.