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Matrix as a modulator of hepatic fibrogenesis.
The extracellular matrix (ECM) provides cells with positional information and a mechanical scaffold for adhesion and migration. It consists of collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans,Expand
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Chemical, pharmacological and clinical profile of the East Asian medical plant Centella asiatica.
Centella asiatica is a medicinal plant that has been in use since prehistoric times. Its active constituents include pentacyclic triterpene derivatives. Studies have been conducted in particular toExpand
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Continuous positive airway pressure treatment rapidly improves insulin sensitivity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is typically associated with conditions known to increase insulin resistance as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. We investigated whether obstructive sleepExpand
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Herbal products for liver diseases: A therapeutic challenge for the new millennium
Use of herbal drugs in the treatment of liver diseases has a long tradition, especially in Eastern medicine. Standardization has been a problem, and randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials toExpand
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Short‐term prognosis in critically ill patients with cirrhosis assessed by prognostic scoring systems
The short‐term prognosis of acutely ill patients with cirrhosis is influenced by the degree of hepatic insufficiency and by dysfunction of extrahepatic organ systems. The purpose of this study was toExpand
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Thrombocytopenia in patients in the medical intensive care unit: Bleeding prevalence, transfusion requirements, and outcome*
ObjectiveTo determine prevalence, risk factors, and outcome of thrombocytopenia in medical intensive care patients. DesignProspective observational study. SettingThe 12-bed medical intensive careExpand
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Leptin and ghrelin levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: effect of CPAP treatment
Serum leptin and ghrelin levels were investigated in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome before and during continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) treatment and compared withExpand
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Health-related quality of life of patients with multiple organ dysfunction: Individual changes and comparison with normative population
ObjectiveTo determine health-related quality of life in medical intensive care patients with multiple organ dysfunction. DesignProspective, observational study. SettingA 12-bed, noncoronary, medicalExpand
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Position statement GMA Comittee – “Interprofessional Education for the Health Care Professions”
Interprofessional Education at undergraduate level has the aim of laying the groundwork for later interprofessional collaboration among those working in the field of healthcare and, as a result, ofExpand
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Hepatitis C and liver fibrosis
AbstractChronic hepatitis C progresses to cirrhosis within 20 years in an estimated 20–30% of patients, while running a relatively uneventful course in most others. Certain HCV proteins, such as coreExpand
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