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A protein-sparing modified fast (PSMF), which is a total fast modified by the intake of 1.2-1.4 gm. protein per kilogram ideal body weight (IBW), fluids ad libitum, and vitamin and mineral supplementation, allows effective control of carbohydrate metabolism and hunger. It reduces serum glucose and insulin concentrations in obese diabetic patients and… (More)
We present an unusual case of a penetrating injury, which was an unsuccessful attempt of suicide.
The role of acupuncture analgesia in the management of postoperative pain is yet to be clearly evaluated. We conducted a prospective, double-blind, randomised controlled study to evaluate the effect of acupuncture pretreatment on the analgesic requirement after knee arthroscopy. Forty-two patients presenting for unilateral knee arthroscopy were randomly… (More)
The incidence of malignant melanoma in developed countries has been rising rapidly in recent years. Its causes and the reasons for this trend are uncertain. Changes in histopathological criteria for classifying pigmented skin lesions could explain the rising incidence rates. With support from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, this hypothesis… (More)