Mihaela Ivan

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Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) agonists are effective antifibrotic agents in a number of tissues. Effects of these agents on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of primary alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) and potential mechanisms underlying effects on EMT have not been well delineated. We examined effects of troglitazone, a(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the extent of partner notification for men who have sex with men (MSM) who were diagnosed with syphilis, and offered referral to a partner notification officer (PNO), to assist them with informing recent sexual partners. METHODS Between October 2013 and March 2015, MSM diagnosed with syphilis at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre(More)
The paper explains the importance of the Big Data concept, a concept that even now, after years of development, is for the most companies just a cool keyword. The paper also describes the level of the actual big data development and the things it can do, and also the things that can be done in the near future. The paper focuses on explaining to nontechnical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the prevalence of injecting-related injuries and diseases (IRIDs) and associated risk factors among people who inject drugs (PWID) attending a primary health care facility in Sydney's Kings Cross. METHODS We calculated prevalence of a wide range of IRIDs utilising data reported by 702 PWID who completed a(More)
An outbreak of skin abscesses occurred in Adelaide, Australia, in association with biomesotherapy, an alternative therapy practice. Mycobacterium chelonae was identified in 8 patient and 3 environmental samples. Our findings show M. chelonae infection can be associated with alternative therapies when infection-control breaches occur. Tighter regulations of(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of disease associated with injecting-related injury and diseases (IRIDs) is significant among people who inject drugs (PWID). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate a clinician-led brief intervention involving safer injecting messages and demonstration of safer injecting techniques at the time of venepuncture for serological(More)
Plantago L. genus (Plantaginaceae) includes a large number of species differing in salt tolerance; many of them are adapted to live in saline environments, thus making the genus Plantago a good model for comparative studies about responses to salinity stress (1). Plantago genus includes species well-known as medicinal plants and others can be used for food(More)
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