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BACKGROUND AND AIM Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is an active process that develops as a complication upon retinal detachment (RD), accompanied by formation of fibrotic tissue. The main cells involved in the development of fibrotic tissue during PVR are the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. The RPE cells undergo epithelial-mesenchymal(More)
BACKGROUND The proportion of lesbian women who contract the human papilloma virus may reach 13% or even 21%; however, lesbian women were found to receive Pap smear tests less often or less regularly. AIM To explore factors influencing lesbian women to undergo Pap smear tests and to determine whether the Health Belief Model (HBM) is able to predict whether(More)
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism for degrading long-lived or malfunctioning proteins and organelles, such as those resulting from oxidative stress. Several publications have demonstrated the importance of the autophagy process in the pathophysiology of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Still, the mechanism underlying this process(More)
Victims of terror attacks, whether or not physically injured, sometimes suffer long-term posttraumatic symptoms, although the intensity of symptoms differs among individuals. Often, after discharge from the hospital, additional posttraumatic symptoms and emotional distress are evident, together with difficulty in readjusting to a normal life. This paper(More)
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