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Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: a prospective, international, multicentre cohort study
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country with a low HDI carry a disproportionately greater burden of SSI than countries with a middle or high HDI and might have higher rates of antibiotic resistance, according to the UN's Human Development Index. Expand
Public health awareness of autoimmune diseases after the death of a celebrity
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To investigate the relation between interests and awareness of an autoimmune disease after a relevant event such as the death of a celebrity, Google Trends, Wikitrends, Google News, YouTube, and Twitter were systematically mined from their inception until October 31, 2016. Expand
Translation and Validation of the Nomophobia Questionnaire in the Italian Language: Exploratory Factor Analysis
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The Italian version of the NMP-Q proved to be reliable and correlated with the number of hours spent on a mobile phone, and the eigenvalues and scree plot supported a 3-factorial nature of the translated questionnaire. Expand
Use of Secukinumab in a Cohort of Erythrodermic Psoriatic Patients: A Pilot Study
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The observed number of patients using various drugs in combination with secukinumab in EP remains a valid, effective and safe therapeutic option for EP, and further studies are needed to ascertain drug abuse prevalence in a larger EP cohort. Expand
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cardiovascular disease.
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In conclusion, inhibition of inflammation using biological medications that were primarily aimed to treat the high scale inflammation of RA and other autoimmune-inflammatory diseases, but may be useful also to prevent progression of atherosclerosis is suggested. Expand
Folate and B12 Levels Correlate with Histological Severity in NASH Patients
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A statistically significant correlation between low levels of folate and vitamin B12 with the histological severity of NASH is demonstrated, which could have diagnostic and therapeutic implications for patient management and follow-up. Expand
The Impact of Intermittent Fasting (Ramadan Fasting) on Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity, Enthesitis, and Dactylitis: A Multicentre Study
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Fasting was found to be a predictor of a decrease in PsA disease activity scores (DAPSA, BASDAI, LEI, DSS), even after adjustment for weight loss, and may support the use of chronomedicine in the context of rheumatic diseases. Expand
Seasonality and autoimmune diseases: The contribution of the four seasons to the mosaic of autoimmunity.
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Consideration of seasonal variation patterns of ADs can possibly provide clues to diseases pathogenesis and lead to development of new approaches in treatment and preventative care. Expand
Coffee and autoimmunity: More than a mere hot beverage!
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It is found that coffee consumption seems to increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and coffee consumption may exert a protective role against multiple sclerosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and ulcerative colitis. Expand
Ramadan Fasting Exerts Immunomodulatory Effects: Insights from a Systematic Review
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An extensive systematic literature review of different scholarly databases found that Ramadan fasting has been shown to only mildly influence the immune system and the alterations induced are transient, returning to basal pre-Ramadan status shortly afterward. Expand
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