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Biomedical Science and Research Journals | In the Wake of the “Implant Files”: Unheard Ideas to Make Device-Based Therapies safer and always more Innovative

In the Wake of the “Implant Files”: Unheard Ideas to Make Device-Based Therapies safer and always more InnovativeIntroductionThe invention of implantable devices has revolutionized how doctors treat their patients. The case of faulty aortic valve replacement illustrates the spectacular progress which has been achieved. The first prosthetic aortic valve was implanted in 1952 by Dr. Hufnagel. The valve was made of a rigid cylindrical bulb chamber containing an acrylic ball. The prosthetic valve, which was placed in the descending aorta during a high-risk surgical procedure, improved the conditions of hundreds of patients in the fifties, though it offered poor hemodynamics and patients could hear the valve’s prosthetic ball bouncing around in the chamber [1]. Today’s transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) prostheses use biological tissue to form three valve leaflets, thereby imitating the native valve and optimizing treatment outcome. The TAVR valves are commonly implanted throug…

Biomedical Science and Research Journals | Environmental Bioindication using Some Morphometric and Physiological Parameters of Plants

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Biomedical Science and Research Journals | New Perspectives and Competences in Redesign Clinical Organization and Appropriateness in Internal Medicine Wards: The Impact of ICT

New Perspectives and Competences in Redesign Clinical Organization and Appropriateness in Internal Medicine Wards: The Impact of ICT Abstract Modern Internal Medicine is faced with the need to ensure continuity of care by operating in highly technological contexts. The complexity in managing today’s health needs must adapt to the growing articulation of demand and, on this basis, create flexible responses to emerging opportunities. Nowadays we are witnessing a new evolution in communication, with the expansion of virtual technologies that increasingly replace traditional forms. In this article we will briefly discuss the feasibility and the impact of new medical technologies, communications set and devices application in Internal Medicine, with particular attention to chronic patients, with prolonged interventions to support a growing fragility, favouring integration in health, social and welfare services. Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT); Chronic Di…

Biomedical Science and Research Journals | Detection of Essential Oils Adulteration: A Quick Overview and Current Challenges

Detection of Essential Oils Adulteration: A Quick Overview and Current Challenges Opinion Essential oils are highly appreciated raw materials due to a variety of their intrinsic characteristics and properties. They are complex mixtures of volatile compounds produced by plants as secondary metabolites; communicational and defence roles were attributed to constituents of essential oils [1]. Over the years, many researchers have reported a great variety of properties of essential oils including antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, as well as, some other effects of biological interest that could be used in human and veterinary medicine [1]. Therefore, not only wellknown essential oils are more demanded in the market, but also enormous efforts are focused on the extraction and characterization of alternative sources of these products. From an economic point of view, this fact can significate the opening of opportunities for developing countries in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America…

Biomedical Science and Research Journals | Editorial on Carcinoma Prostate

Editorial on Carcinoma Prostate Editorial When healthy and normal cells in the body change and grow out of control it forms a cancer. There are different kinds of cancers. Most common are the breast Cancer, thyroid cancer and prostate cancer. Breast cancer and prostate cancer spread to bones most commonly. A cancer can be a benign cancer or a malignant cancer. A malignant tumour has a metastatic spread that is it spread to other organs whereas a benign cancer can grow but cannot spread [1]. Prostate cancer is one the unusual yet very common cancer affecting most of the population. It is different from rest of the cancers as it doesn’t spread quickly to other parts of body. Mostly the prostate cancer is slowly growing and doesn’t cause any obvious sign and symptoms. The usual symptoms are frequent and painful micturation, burning micturation, blood in urine and seminal fluid, weak and interrupted urine flow and new onset of erectile dysfunction [2]. Prostate cancer is somewhat unusu…

Biomedical Science and Research Journals | Add Onion to Your Dishes to Clean Your Arteries

Add Onion to Your Dishes to Clean Your ArteriesOpinion One of my close family members had some heart valve problems recently. He went through many heart-related tests, such as, electrocardiogram (EKG) [1], Echocardiogram test [2], transesophageal echo test (TEE) [2], and cardiac catheterization (CATH) [2], etc. The last one, CATH, is to check the coronary arteries blockage. Among all the bad news, one good result is that his blood vessels are very clean, without any build-up of fatty deposits, and even the doctor was a little bit surprised; since so many people are suffering from clogged arteries at this stage of life. For the next few days, I was ponding the test result and trying to figure out what we eat regularly that may contribute to the clean arteries. I searched internet for heart healthy food [3]; many were listed, such as, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, berries, avocados, fish, nuts, beans, chocolate, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and green teas, etc. Of course, we …