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Comparison of a new desktop spirometer (Spirospec) with a laboratory spirometer in a respiratory out-patient clinic
BACKGROUND: The performance of spirometers is often evaluated under ideal conditions with computergenerated waveforms or in vivo testing with healthy subjects. Real-life conditions are less ideal because of comorbidities, ...
Vascular endothelial growth factor and blood-brain barrier disruption in tuberculous meningitis
Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is characterized by disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent ...
Biochemical model for inflammation of the brain: The effect of iron and transferrin on monocytes and lipid peroxidation
Cerebral inflammation plays a role in diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and depression. Iron is involved in infection and inflammation through free radical production. Theoretically ...
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) in obsessive-compulsive disorder before and after treatment with inositol
Inositol, a glucose isomer and second messenger precursor, regulates numerous cellular functions and has demonstrated efficacy in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) through mechanisms that remain unclear. The effect of ...