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Alvarado score: can it reduce unnecessary interventions for acute appendicitis in children?

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Manufacturing of Biodegradable Scaffolds to Engineer Artificial Blood Vessel

ABBREVIATIONS DMF - N,N – dimethylformamide ECs – endothelial cells ECM – extracellular matrix PCL – polycaprolactone PEG – polyethyleneglycol SEM – scanning electron microscopy SMCs – smooth muscle cells REFERENCES 1. Tu JV, Pashos CL, Naylor CD, et al. (1997). Use of cardiac procedures and outcomes in elderly patients with myocardial infarction in the United States and Canada. N. Engl. J. Med . 336(21), 1500–1505. DOI:10.1056/NEJM199705223362106 2. Wang X, Lin P, Yao Q, Chen C. (2007) Development of Small

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Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Children with Lower Airway Infection and Most Common Pathologic Microorganisms Isolated

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Bioavailability of heavy metals in the soil from different locations of medicinal herbs

References 1. Kirmani MZ, Mohiuddin S, Naz F, Naqvi I, Zahir E. Determination of some toxic and essential trace metals in some medicinal and edible plants of Karachi city. J Basic Appl Sci 2011; 7(2): 89-95. 2. Arpadjan S, Celik G, Taskesen S, Gücer S. Arsenic, cadmium and lead in medicinal herbs and their fractionation. Food Chem Toxicol 2008; 48:2871-5. 3. Gomez RM, Cerutti S, Sombra L, Silva FM, Martinez DL

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Invasive Lung Adenocarcinoma Mimicking Nodular Tuberculosis in a HIV Positive Patient (Case report)

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The Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Intensive Care Units

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Dental Abfraction - Case Report

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Acute Myocardial Infarction with an Initially Non–Diagnostic Electrocardiogram – Clinical Intuition is Crucial for Decision Making

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Psychometric Development of Chemotherapy Side Effects Fear Scale

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Clostridium Difficile Infection Complicated By Toxic Megacolon In Immunocompetent Patient

. & Dascal, A. (2005). A predominantly clonal multiinstitutional outbreak of Clostridium difficileassociated diarrhea with high morbidity and mortality. N Engl J Med. 353(23), 2442-2449. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa051639 7. Warny, M., Pepin, J., Fang, A., Killgore, G., Thompson, A., Brazier, J., Frost, E. & McDonald, L.C. (2005). Toxin production by an emerging strain of Clostridium difficile associated with outbreaks of severe disease in North America and Europe. Lancet. 366(9491), 1079-1084. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67420-X 8. Obuch

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