Conference on Recombinant DNA Research, led by Paul Berg. The conference identified potential risks and decided on steps to prevent them. The practical guidelines agreed upon at the 1975 Asilomar meeting have been eminently successful in launching quality rDNA scientific research while avoiding the promulgation of dangerous genetically modified organisms or their products. To my knowledge, there have been no instances of any biologically significant problems associated with the development and implementation of this recombinant DNA technology. If the future of
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) has always been considered one of the most disturbing side effects of chemotherapy by cancer patients. [ 1 ] The negative impact on their qualityoflife is not to be underestimated. [ 2 ] However, in a time period of about two decades the number of patients reporting these bothersome side effects has markedly decreased. [ 3 ] Better control of side effects has been the result of several steps: a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of CINV, the introduction of
’s qualityoflife. Currently, it is advocated that if the cancerous lesion is limited to the mucosa or invades the submucosal layer ≤ 1000 μm (SM1), the risk of lymph node metastasis is lower and most patients are eligible for endoscopic resection. While regular follow-up examination after endoscopic resection is mandatory, there is no consensus on the interval for follow-ups. Generally, the interval should be shorter than as for average patients ( e.g ., 3-6 months). For cancerous lesions that invade the submucosal layer > 1000 μm, with no clear-demarcated boundaries, or
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-resources hinders the plausibility to detect liver disease with high-cost methodologies.
Given the active alcoholism of the Mexican population, the low screening rate of HCV and HBV infection, and the excess weight factor in more than 70% of the adults, the number of cases of chronic liver damage and LC may increase shortly. Therefore, the early recognition of liver damage is necessary to establish prevention strategies, avoid the progression of fibrosis and improve the qualityoflife in these patients. This scenario provides the opportunity to establish preventive and
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complaints, ranging from mild serum creatine kinase elevations and myalgia to severe muscle weakness, muscle cramps, myositis and rhabdomyolysis.[ 30 ] Amongst others, CKD is a common risk factor for the development of statin-induced myopathy. Patients with CKD may become more prone to this invalidating and potential life-threatening complication when other significant risk factors ( e . g ., advanced age, female gender, liver dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, etc .) are accumulating.
One case report described acute rhabdomyolysis and purpura fulminans in a patient who
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a major public health burden. It is spread by contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids. [ 1 - 6 ] An estimated 185 million people are infected with HCV globally [ 7 ] with a reported 15 million Europeans living with HCV infection. [ 8 , 9 ] Chronic disease outcomes occur in 55-85% of untreated cases, and center around an impaired qualityoflife, liver cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. [ 10 , 11 ] Injecting drug use remains a significant driver of the European HCV
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