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Polymeric carbohydrates have been reported to modulate inflammatory responses in vitro and in vivo. Previous reports suggest that certain carbohydrate polymers, such as (1-->3)-beta-D-glucans, may possess free radical scavenging activity. If glucans are free radical scavengers then it might explain, in part, the ability of these ligands to modulate(More)
The quality of a child's home environment plays a critical role in long-term developmental status. The Pediatric Review and Observation of Children's Environmental Support and Stimulation (PROCESS) Inventory was developed to clinically assess aspects of the child's physical environment and the parent-child interaction during a health supervision visit. The(More)
Cancer chemoprevention is a new approach in the management of cancer. Traditional cytotoxic chemotherapeutic approaches cannot cure most advanced solid malignancies. Chemoprevention can be defined as the use of non-cytotoxic drugs and natural agents to block the progression to invasive cancer. Chemoprevention can either prevent DNA damage that initiates the(More)
The aim of this review was to identify whether cleansing with tap water results in higher rates of wound infection or delayed healing compared with other cleansing solutions in adults or children with acute uncomplicated traumatic soft tissue wounds. The review utilized a systematic search of key databases (Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, Cinahl, British(More)
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